Sunday, January 26, 2020

Fire and Onyx by: Andrew Grey w/ Creative Post & Giveaway

Title: Fire and Onyx
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Carlisle Deputies #5
Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance/Law Enforcement
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Jan 14, 2020
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
A Carlisle Deputies Novel
Undercover sheriff’s deputy Evan Whittaker is close to infiltrating a vicious local gang. He just needs to find an opening. Instead, he finds Wes Douglas, a web designer who is raising his irresponsible brother’s son. Wes agrees to help with a stakeout, but he pays the price when his home is destroyed in a shootout.

Evan’s always been a loner, but when he invites Wes into his home, living together feels right, and the two men only grow closer as they adapt to each other’s lives and rhythms. A future as a family looks brighter by the day, but all of that could collapse when Wes’s brother—and his connection to the drug dealers—crashes into the life they’re carefully building.

The Carlisle Diner, where his mother worked, was three blocks to the west of where they lived, and he walked in that direction. The food was inexpensive, and Wes knew most of the people who worked there. All the servers loved Greyson, and they usually gave him free apple juice. Wes also knew that he was just as likely to not receive a bill when he ate there, and that went a long way with his budget.
“It’s going to be getting too cold to make this walk pretty soon,” Wes told Greyson as the stroller rolled along the sidewalk. Greyson’s eyes were already drooping as they reached the diner and went inside.
“Isn’t he just precious?” Nadine said as she rushed up, leaned over the carriage for a second, and then met Wes’s gaze. “We’re packed tonight. I don’t have a table right now, but hopefully I will soon.” She hurried away, and it seemed everyone in the restaurant was being run off their feet.
The door behind him opened, and Wes turned to determine who it was, surprised to see the deputy from earlier.
“They’re a little busy right now,” Wes said, and he nodded.
“Still out for a walk?”
“I took Greyson home to feed him, and now I need to eat myself,” Wes explained as Nadine returned.
“You can have that booth.” She took him to a table two in from the door. Wes sat down and got Greyson out of the stroller and set him in the high chair next to him with a teething cookie.
The deputy was still standing by the counter, and as far as Wes could tell, the tables weren’t turning. “God, we’re busy,” Nadine said when she stopped for his drink order.
“I’ll have a root beer and some water. And if he wants to join us, that would be fine,” Wes said, indicating the deputy.
She went to the desk and spoke with him briefly, and the deputy came over and slid into the booth across from him.
“Thank you,” he said, smiling.
“I’m Wes.”
“Evan,” he said.
Nadine brought his drink and asked Evan what he wanted. He answered quickly, and she hurried away. Wes knew what he wanted but noticed that Evan didn’t open his menu. He seemed to be looking over Wes’s shoulder, but Wes wasn’t sure if he should also look or not. Once Nadine returned, he ordered, and Evan just asked for the same and finally broke eye contact with whatever was so fascinating.
“Is this a stakeout or something?” Wes asked.
“No. Everything’s fine.” Evan smiled at Greyson, who handed his cookie across the table. “Is that good?” Evan asked, and Greyson shoved the cookie back in his mouth with a grin. Evan lifted his gaze, and once again he seemed intent on what was going on behind Wes. This time Wes glanced around and then turned.
“Has someone done something wrong?” Wes asked. “They don’t want any trouble here. This is where my mother works, but she’s off today.” He realized he was talking just to talk, but he was a little nervous now. What if something happened and he and Greyson were in the middle of it?
“Not yet. There are some people that I’d like to see, but I don’t necessarily want them to know what I do for a living.”
Wes nodded. This was exciting. “Sort of an undercover assignment,” he said quietly. “Okay. I can do that since I owe you for earlier. Just pretend you’re with us.” What could it hurt? At least if something did happen, he was with his very own policeman.

Dreamspinner Press

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Not-So Dead by: Isaiyan Morrison w/ Creative Post

Title: The Not-So Dead
Author: Isaiyan Morrison
Series: The Dead Trilogy (Book 1)
Genre: Adult/Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Dark Fiction
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Formats Available In: eBook & Print
All Faye wants is another chance at being normal: hanging out with friends, playing video games, reading the latest Manga... As a wraith, her craving for a normal existence seems forever out of reach. When she makes the move to the small town of Hueman, Texas with her not-so dead nomadic family, she prays this fresh start will be the one that sticks.
Until... one of her kind is murdered by a mysterious man in a black mask.
With only Carter, an unlucky human witness, by her side, Faye must find a way to prevent the body count from rising and protect her family’s secret identity. As the man in the black mask lurks in the shadows waiting to strike again, her choice becomes a matter of life and death.
In the face of true evil, being normal is overrated.

Full Name:  Salome Roth
Age: 32 years old
General physical description: Shoulder length inky black hair, smoky gray eyes.
Hometown: New York
Type of home/ neighborhood: As a human, Salome was raised in an upper middle-class family. When she turned 18, she married a rich business man by the name of Percy.
Relationship status: In a relationship with Dusk
Current family: Salome is considered the matriarch of the family. She only wishes to protect them. She is also Dusk’s mate, so she is loyal to him and usually agree with everything he does and says.
Dusk: Salome’s partner, her sire, and her lover.
Faye: Faye is new to the wraith life and doesn’t quite understand what it is to be one. She still yearns for human companionship and her life before she became what she is. She loves to play video games and is pretty current with anything technological.
Tristan: He is the second oldest and considered the muscle of the family. He was made a wraith in the early 1880s. His human past consisted of being an outlaw and robbing banks. It was Dusk who broke him from this behavior and taught him what being a wraith truly is thus Tristan is loyal to Dusk, to an extent.
Maddy: The third oldest of the family, Maddy has never been able to adapt well into her wraith life. She doesn’t like being part of the family and one day, she dreams of leaving the family and going out on her own.
Essie: The only human in the family, Essie keeps the family safe by constantly searching for new places for her family to relocate to.
Family background (parents, previous marriages, etc.): Salome was married to Percy before becoming a wraith. Percy, a rich business man.
Dress style: Salome leaned toward the typical housewife clothing from the 1960s.
Favorite pastimes: Gardening
Hobbies: Gardening has always been Salome’s favorite past time although she wasn’t very good and keeping her plants alive.
Strongest positive personality trait: Melancholic people and characters are the opposite end of the spectrum: They dwell more on the past and are more the ‘glass half empty’ types. They’re more sensitive to life’s knocks.
Will readers like or dislike this character, and why?: I do believe that readers will be attracted to Salome’s motherly behavior. She is a sensitive woman who has been through a lot. At one point in her life, she didn’t have the power to do what she wanted. Now, she has all the power in the world and instead of abusing what was given to her, she still treats those around and her and the people she loves with contentment.

A veteran of the Armed Forces, Isaiyan Morrison was born and raised in Minneapolis.
Her passions include writing, reading, and researching historical events. She also spends her time gardening, playing video games, and hanging out with her three cats and beloved Pitt bull.

Links Below Go To Amazon
These books are the main books in the Deamhan Universe.
Deamhan (#1)
Deception (#3)
Links Below Go To Amazon
These novellas are side stories involving different characters in the main Deamhan Universe.
Kei. Family Matters ~ Deamhan Tales (#1)/ Deamhan Chronicles (#1.5)
Ayden. Deamhan Minion ~ Deamhan Tales (#2)/ Deamhan Chronicles (#2.5)
Hallie. A Tit for A Tat ~ Deamhan Tales (#3)/ Deamhan Chronicles (#3.5)
(Newsletter Subscription ONLY Title)
Veronica ~Deamhan Tales (#4)/ Deamhan Chronicles (#4.5)
Links Below Go To Amazon
These books explore the histories of certain characters in the Deamhan Universe.
(Can Be Ready At Any Point in the Series)
Maris (#1)
Remy (#2)
The Dead Trilogy
Standalone Titles
Links Below Go To Amazon

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Essie (The Not-So Dead) Story by: Isaiyan Morrison

•°• A THRILLING Free Read!!! •°•
Essie by Isaiyan Morrison
Isaiyan Morrison has introduced us to some new characters in her upcoming all new paranormal/urban fantasy titles from The Dead Trilogy. The first full length title The Not-So Dead will be releasing in just 2 weeks Jan 21 2020,
So if you’re ready to meet our last character and the world they live in

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tristan (The Not-So Dead) Story by: Isaiyan Morrison

•°• A THRILLING Free Read!!! •°•
Salome by Isaiyan Morrison
Isaiyan Morrison is slowly introducing us to some new characters (every two weeks) in her upcoming all new paranormal/urban fantasy trilogy The Not-So Dead. The first full length title in the trilogy will be releasing in Jan 2020
So if you’re ready to meet these new characters and the world they live in

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dusk (The Not-So Dead) Story by: Isaiyan Morrison

•°• A THRILLING Free Read!!! •°•
Salome by Isaiyan Morrison
Isaiyan Morrison is slowly introducing us to some new characters (every two weeks) in her upcoming all new paranormal/urban fantasy trilogy The Not-So Dead. The first full length title in the trilogy will be releasing in Jan 2020
So if you’re ready to meet these new characters and the world they live in

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Notes From Home by Dirk Greyson Guest Post

Title: Notes From Home  
Author: Dirk Greyson
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Holiday Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Dec 1 2019
Edition/Formats: eBook & Print
While deployed on a covert mercenary assignment, Johnny doesn’t have much in the way of holiday cheer. But the mysterious notes from Dex that somehow appear in his bunk—reminding him of the gifts, cookies, celebrations, and most of all, love, waiting for him back in Wisconsin—help him get through the long, hot days. Will they be enough to keep his spirits up when the rest of his unit goes home to their families and he’s left alone?

Friday, December 6, 2019

Sweet Anticipation by: Andrew Grey w/ Guest Post & Giveaway

Title: Heartward
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Standalone
Genre:  M/M Holiday Romance/ Gay Romance/ LGTBQA  
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Dec 1 2019
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print (1st Edition)
Greg Hansen’s pregnant sister is on bed rest, so it falls to Greg to finalize the arrangements for her best friend’s bachelorette party. Little does he know he’s in for a sweet surprise. When he arrives at the bakery recommended to him, he comes face to face with the man he never should’ve let get away—Rhys Denning.
Rhys’s business is booming with the holidays approaching, so he can’t agree to cater the party without help—and that means Greg getting his hands dirty in the kitchen, where the two reconnect over sugar, spice, holiday goodies of all kinds, and even some penis-shaped baguettes! But the most satisfying treat might be the second chance they never thought they’d get.

Barnes and Noble
DreamSpinner Press

Is there one holiday memory that stands out more than others?

When I was a child, we used to have Christmas with my grandmother.  That meant going over to her big house for the night.    She had an upstairs and a fireplace for Santa.  All the presents would be packed in the car and we’d drive over on Christmas Eve, drop everything off and then all go on to an extended family gathering for the night.  Afterwards it was back to grandma’s where we all went to bed and then come downstairs to the huge tree and all the presents to see what Santa had brought for us.  I remember coming down those stairs, being so very excited.  My parents and grandparents went to a great deal of effort to ensure that we had magical Christmases.

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Facebook Group All the Way with Andrew Grey
Twitter @andrewgreybooks