Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, & Giveaway – Men in Uniform Anthology from Wayward Ink Publishing

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Title: Men in Uniform
Authors: Eric Gober, CJ Baty, Alina Popescu, Kassandra Lea, Asta Idonea, Eddy LeFey, Lily Velden, Jim Dunaway, Carol Pedroso, Jo Tannah
Genre:  Gay Romance, Military, Contemporary, Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publshing

Synopsis

Like your boys in blue keeping the… peace?

Hot firemen dealing with… heat?

Naval Officers getting in way too… deep?

Perhaps you have a ‘thing’ for marines…

Or do you prefer your Men In Uniform to belong in the future?

Another galaxy?

Another time?

Wherever your love of a uniform leads you, MEN IN UNIFORM has something for you.

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Exclusive Excerpt

The Pinkerton Man by CJ Baty

The first evening was spent getting accustomed to the layout of the Velvet Rope. It was a large facility with several exits, a number of regular rooms, a few rooms with special equipment and, of course, gentlemen for hire. The Velvet Rope spared no expense when it came to entertaining the paying clientele. The best wines and whiskeys were made available as soon as you were ushered into the parlor. It was also made known that other forms of vice were available as well, though Stiles never used the stuff. He’d seen what opium had done to other men, and he did not want that particular addiction.

One thing that did surprise him after he was offered a seat in the parlor and given his drink of choice was the photo album with which he was presented. Inside the book were pictures of all the staff available, clothed and unclothed. There were approximately twenty pictures of different young men in the album. Stiles did come across the picture of one young man who whetted his appetite.

His name was Paul, and he appeared slightly older than most of the other offerings. Dark hair, dark eyes, and very muscular. Not overly so, but nicely filled out. He also had a large cock lying semi-hard against one of his legs in the picture of him naked. Stiles was just beginning to wonder what it would look like stiff when the butler who had ushered him in opened the doors to the parlor.

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Book Trailer

Stories Included

IssueNo.1

Issue No. 1

ERIC GOBER

Come to a land…

Where epic battles rage…

Among monsters, superheroes, and a very sexy cop.

Love and war are funny business in Hollywood, U.S.A.

PinkertonManThe Pinkerton Man

CJ BATY

A blackmailer forced Stiles to leave his perfect life behind.

Along the way, he found a new friend, a job as a Pinkerton Agent, and murder.

Can Stiles find the murderer before he kills again?

ProtectTheExMission: Protect the Ex

ALINA POPESCU

Sean never thought his military career would ever have him babysitting his ex who Sean hasn’t seen in six months.

When best friend Tom finds out his younger brother Aiden is targeted, Sean drops everything to protect the man he still loves.

Can two former lovers survive a weekend alone in the woods, or will the threat from within be more devastating than the one from outside?

SparkInTheShadowsA Spark in the Shadows

KASSANDRA LEA

Love beckons Officer Warden Brooks to the shadows of a desolate place.

But his lover Tate Eldridge is so much more than a criminal, he’s a beautiful mystery.

 

HHHHHis Heart Held Hostage

ASTA IDONEA

When his father loses the battle against Hrafnaheim, Prince Darius finds himself a political prisoner.

Taken in chains to a dark and unfamiliar land, he begins to lose hope.

But then Captain Morten Gunnarsson of the Palace Guards is assigned to watch over him.

Now it is not just Darius’ body being held hostage, but also his heart.

EmperorsSlaveThe Emperor’s Slave

EDDY LEFEY

When the Draaduuri arrived on Earth many humans died.

Captain Timothy Kellerman’s family was among them

Now, a truce has been struck. He is the prize.

Crown Prince Yuuhaan has instantly bonded with his slave.

Can the prince keep his baser instincts in check long enough for Timothy to transform?

To become the next great hope of the Draaduuri and the human race?

YesYesYesYes! Yes! Yes!

LILY VELDEN

Go to Portsmouth, said my friends. It’s quieter. You’ll be able to write without distraction.

They obviously hadn’t met my mysterious and elusive neighbour, Finn.…

After all, what would a Friday night be without hearing Moaner, Gusher, or Squeaker screaming out their joy at being shagged senseless by the obviously talented Finn?

Come to think of it, what would a Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night be without it either?

Thank God for Mondays!

FirefighterMarineThe Firefighter and the Marine

JIM DUNAWAY

Apartment building fires are always tragic, even if everyone makes it out alive. But what happens when a person can’t make it out on their own?

Brave firefighters must risk their lives in order to rescue trapped people.

Lieutenant Kenny Whitfield is one such firefighter. Brave and somewhat reckless. 

Lance Corporal Steve Martinson is one such person in need.

When Kenny and Steve meet face to face in the hospital, well…

BlueKnightBlue Knight

CAROL PEDROSO

Franc has resigned himself to yet another year of pain and humiliation in order to complete his on ship training.

Then along comes Zyph, with his sexy blue skin and probing questions…

Will he be Franc’s Blue Knight?

RoyalGuardianThe Royal Guardian

JO TANNAH

Warrior and Dragon Seek to Destroy Those Who Had Dared Harm Their Prince.

 

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Like your boys in blue keeping the… peace?

Hot firemen dealing with… heat?

Naval Officers getting in way too… deep?

Perhaps you have a ‘thing’ for marines…

Or do you prefer your Men In Uniform to belong in the future?

Another galaxy?

Another time?

Wherever your love of a uniform leads you, MEN IN UNIFORM has something for you.

Men In Uniform Cover

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Book Trailer

Stories Included

Issue No. 1

ERIC GOBER

Come to a land…

Where epic battles rage…

Among monsters, superheroes, and a very sexy cop.

Love and war are funny business in Hollywood, U.S.A.

The Pinkerton Man

CJ BATY

A blackmailer forced Stiles to leave his perfect life behind.

Along the way, he found a new friend, a job as a Pinkerton Agent, and murder.

Can Stiles find the murderer before he kills again?

Mission: Protect the Ex

ALINA POPESCU

Sean never thought his military career would ever have him babysitting his ex who Sean hasn’t seen in six months.

When best friend Tom finds out his younger brother Aiden is targeted, Sean drops everything to protect the man he still loves.

Can two former lovers survive a weekend alone in the woods, or will the threat from within be more devastating than the one from outside?

A Spark in the Shadows

KASSANDRA LEA

Love beckons Officer Warden Brooks to the shadows of a desolate place.

But his lover Tate Eldridge is so much more than a criminal, he’s a beautiful mystery.

His Heart Held Hostage

ASTA IDONEA

When his father loses the battle against Hrafnaheim, Prince Darius finds himself a political prisoner.

Taken in chains to a dark and unfamiliar land, he begins to lose hope.

But then Captain Morten Gunnarsson of the Palace Guards is assigned to watch over him.

Now it is not just Darius’ body being held hostage, but also his heart.

The Emperor’s Slave

EDDY LEFEY

When the Draaduuri arrived on Earth many humans died.

Captain Timothy Kellerman’s family was among them

Now, a truce has been struck. He is the prize.

Crown Prince Yuuhaan has instantly bonded with his slave.

Can the prince keep his baser instincts in check long enough for Timothy to transform?

To become the next great hope of the Draaduuri and the human race?

Yes! Yes! Yes!

LILY VELDEN

Go to Portsmouth, said my friends. It’s quieter. You’ll be able to write without distraction.

They obviously hadn’t met my mysterious and elusive neighbour, Finn.…

After all, what would a Friday night be without hearing Moaner, Gusher, or Squeaker screaming out their joy at being shagged senseless by the obviously talented Finn?

Come to think of it, what would a Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night be without it either?

Thank God for Mondays!

The Firefighter and the Marine

JIM DUNAWAY

Apartment building fires are always tragic, even if everyone makes it out alive. But what happens when a person can’t make it out on their own?

Brave firefighters must risk their lives in order to rescue trapped people.

Lieutenant Kenny Whitfield is one such firefighter. Brave and somewhat reckless. 

Lance Corporal Steve Martinson is one such person in need.

When Kenny and Steve meet face to face in the hospital, well…

Blue Knight

CAROL PEDROSO

Franc has resigned himself to yet another year of pain and humiliation in order to complete his on ship training.

Then along comes Zyph, with his sexy blue skin and probing questions…

Will he be Franc’s Blue Knight?

The Royal Guardian

JO TANNAH

Warrior and Dragon Seek to Destroy Those Who Had Dared Harm Their Prince.

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Interview with Author Hunter Frost

Hello all you lovelies! It’s my pleasure to welcome fabulous debut author Hunter Frost who’s stopped by to answer some fun questions about herself and her new release What Can Brown Do For You?–part of the Men In Uniform anthology from Torquere Press! 

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1. Why did you decide to write M/M Romance?

It was a complete fluke that I even stumbled upon reading my first M/M Romance. I had been reading and writing a lot of M/F Romance and somewhere along the way lost my groove. I was struggling with the writing process and trying to figure out where I wanted to go with writing as a career. I just happened to read a short erotic western featuring two men as I browsed the web one day. I had never read anything like it before and thought it incredibly sexy! I wanted more. That’s when The Auspicious Troubles of Chance popped up as a recommendation on the site. I read the blurb and excerpt and bought it instantly.  I mean, come on, Jacky Valentine is a commandant in the French Foreign Legion. Uniform fetish here, you know? J I read it all in one sitting. By the end I was motivated to write again and excited to try my hand at M/M Romance. I wrote to Charlie about how much her book inspired me and the rest is history!

2. What did you enjoy most about writing this story?

I loved writing from the point of view of my main character, Sean Barlow. He’s an IT specialist who loves online gaming and most things you’d see at ComicCon. He’s snarky and self-deprecating, and definitely reflects my own geeky side. Movie references come easy to him and he made me laugh out loud with some of his inner dialogue.

3. What do you do when you’re not writing?

I have an 8-5 office job with the state of Nevada and I’m finishing up my MA in history. I study nineteenth-century British history so there will be a Victorian story on the list one day soon. Other than work and school, I enjoy watching movies, especially comedies, and exploring the many dive bars of Las Vegas. I also love to travel when I have the time. I’ve been all over the US and last year visited England and Wales. My next trip will probably be to someplace tropical.

4. What’s your writing process like? Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I’m a little of both – but I lean more toward plotter. I almost always come up with my characters first and then put them in situations that drive them as crazy as possible. I create a rough outline of the story and tinker with that for a while until it seems solid. Then I write. My first drafts are all over the place and I may change the outline, but eventually I complete that draft, do one big revision, and it’s off to the betas to tear apart. Once they get back to me, I revise again and polish until smooth.

5. What are you finding to be the most challenging part of being a published author?

Promotion. I hate bugging people on social media sites and tooting my own horn. I wish I could just do interviews like these J

6. Do you have a designated writing area at home? What’s it like?

My computer is hooked up to a big screen TV monitor at the foot of my bed. So, I write in bed with a wireless keyboard and mouse. It’s worked better for my productivity than a traditional desk because I need to be relaxed in order to write. At a desk I feel like I’m at work and stress overpowers my creativity. Only when my boyfriend wants to watch TV in bed is it a problem. On the plus side, if I get tired, all I have to do is lay down.

7. How did it feel to sign that first contract?

I cried. Not big, deep sobs mind you; a few happy tears. I accomplished something I had been dreaming about since high school, writing stories with my vocabulary words. I’m not sure I believed I could do it – that somehow life would get in the way and writing would fall by the wayside. But I proved myself wrong. I was relieved and excited at the same time! Now I feel like nothing can stop me.

8. What advice would you give to an aspiring author looking to get published?

Keep writing and keep completing your stories. You can only publish something that’s finished. That’s the hardest part. Once you have stories to share, the options are endless.

Talk to other authors, make friends, and join writing groups. The support I’ve received from other writers has been priceless. My writing buddies keep me motivated and moving forward and I don’t think this writing thing would be nearly as enjoyable without them. The M/M Romance community has been amazing as well. I’m forever thankful to be part of such a giving group of writers and readers.

9. Coffee or tea?

Either. I love them both! And though I’m an anglophile, I can’t handle milk in my tea. Blech!

10. What are your plans for the future? What more can we look forward to from you?

My plans are to keep writing M/M romance, and possibly some M/F romance, until I’m physically unable to hold a pen, speak into a microphone, or type out letters.

As for what’s coming up: I wrote a short story for the Goodread’s anthology, Love’s Landscapes, called “A Thoreau Affair” about a retired University professor and the irresistible student who finds his way back into his life. That should be out this summer.

I’m finishing up a novella to be submitted this month about an injured army veteran with PTSD and a physical therapist who helps him find the courage to heal.

I’m also working on the first novel in a contemporary trilogy set in Charleston, South Carolina. Some of the characters from those novels will include a sexy blues singer, a built police officer, and a Scottish Lord.

The remainder of the year should be a busy one, indeed! 

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What Can Brown Do For You?

Blurb:

IT geek Sean Barlow lusts after the dreamy UPS guy who charms the ladies in his office with his roguish smile and sinful brown shorts. He couldn’t be more out of Sean’s league, even if by some miracle he was gay. But when a freak power outage finds Sean trapped in the elevator with his uniformed hunk, he learns first-hand that you can’t judge a UPS guy by the size of his package.

Excerpt:

I made my way over to the break room, carrying a binder in front of me (I’ve learned my lesson) and an empty coffee cup to make it look like I had a reason to be there. Mr. Brown leaned over the front desk, chatting up nearly ten women at once. I propped myself against the door frame, staring at the curve of his tight ass in those shorts only he could look good in. Damn, he had a perfect, round rump, stretching the fabric in all the right places. The material came down nearly to his knee, exposing a tease of muscled thigh. His calves were lean and tan, and lightly dusted with dark hair that matched the midnight locks on his head. He held his cap in hand as he stood, giving me a generous view of his broad shoulders and slim hips, accented by the black belt around his tapered waist. The uniform accentuated the movements of his taut muscles, and I was mesmerized.

The women near him laughed and primped, trying to hold in their guts and push out their boobs all at once. He laughed, talking with them about whatever cheap floozies talk about. Jealous much? I sighed. I couldn’t judge them. I was exactly like them. Well, without the tits, or even the balls to enter Mr. Brown’s line of sight. He probably thrived on the girly attention and had any number of hot chicks to choose from every night. Smokin’ hot men like him, gay or straight, knew it, and used it to their advantage. Mr. Brown was no different. He could be as shallow and self-absorbed as he wanted to be. No one would care. I mean, look at him! Who would say no to that?

I poured myself some coffee and returned to my spot in the doorway. I blew into the cup before the steam could fog up my glasses. When I glanced up, Mr. Brown’s gaze had landed on me.

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Bio:

Hunter lost a bet at a blackjack table and begrudgingly traded temperate Southern California for the sweltering heat of Las Vegas. There she resides with an extremely tolerant boyfriend and a fat little cat named after her favorite espresso, Latte. When she’s not dreaming of returning to coastal living, Hunter works on her MA thesis in British history and at her government day job. In order to appease her muse, she writes the kind of fiction that keeps her sane. She adores romance in all forms, but prefers her stories with two heroes that find their happily-ever-after with each other.

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