Upcoming Books from Brandon Shire

Readers continually ask: What are you working on next? But I’m always a little cautious about building expectations because I never know what my crazy schedule will allow. However, if you keep up with our group on Goodreads, you can get involved in the conversation about each book as it develops (and you’ll meet some really cool people too).

So here goes. In no particular order, these are my current works in progress. Note that I’m also  in the process of finishing up season one of  The Love of Wicked Men. Publication dates and cover art haven’t been determined yet.

The Suggestion of Sex

Status: Working
Genre: MM Romance, Erotic

Keylan Milles is just about to turn eighteen. His father is a tech tycoon, but he’s about to lose everything and doesn’t know how to tell his son. Damon Creed, a billionaire, offers to bail Mr. Milles out, but has one condition – the virginity of his son on the day he turns 18. [Read more…]

To See About a Guy – New M/M Anthology

mm romance anthology, free bookIt’s my pleasure to let you know about a new free M/M anthology. My regular readers will be very familiar with the story I’ve included, but there are several other fantastic authors within these pages that make this a must read book. They include Aria Grace, Hans M. Hirschi, Sara York and Jennah Scott.

Get it FREE from Smashwords, iTunes, or (wait for the price to change) from Amazon.


Spotlight on LGBT YA Fantasy: The Sons of Thestian

sons of thestianThe Prince Jionathan is plagued by visions of death. With the King on his death-bed, and the tyrannical Queen in power, the Kingdom of Harmatia lies in peril. Fleeing the city in fear of his life, Jionathan is shadowed by Rufus Merle, a young, secretive magi tasked with bringing him home. Now, with the help of a fearsome sidhe warrior named Fae, they must traverse a dangerous faerie-wood together. Against bandits, faeries and cursed priestesses, these unlikely friends travel a path fraught with danger, not least from the blood-thirsty Night Patrol and the dark conspiracy that shrouds them.

Get it from Amazon

Author Bio:

M.E. Vaughan is a binational Anglo-French novelist and singer-songwriter. Raised in various countries across the world, she grew up listening to a wide range of folk-tales, myths and legends. Her novels and work, as a result, tend toward the themes of mysticism and the occult. She is predominantly a Fantasy author, working in both High and Urban Fantasy as well as Magic Realism, but also enjoys Mystery and Historical Fiction and writes personalised murder mystery games for parties.


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Get Episode One FREE

If you haven’t been following along, you still have the chance to offer your input before the season ends. Only one more episode before the stunning conclusion and already readers are demanding another season. Find out why, try Episode One for Free from any retailer.

Episode 5 is now available for pre-order from Amazon

Serialized Fiction, Yeah or Nay?

I was very flattered to find myself listed as #1 under the topic of discussion at Love’s Last Refuge concerning authors currently writing in a serialized format. I must admit The Love of Wicked Men series is probably the hardest undertaking I’ve begun in a while. Writing in a serialized format takes much more effort than putting all your thoughts in one book. But I’d love to hear your thoughts on serialized fiction whether you’re a reader, a writer or both.

Get the first episode of The Love of Wicked Men FREE

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Intrigue, Drama, Suspense, Lust

As you may have heard from the extremely devoted #WickedMen fans,  Episode 4 of The Love of Wicked Men is now available everywhere.

It was time for the comeuppance we’ve all been waiting to see, and from fan reactions so far, I’d say we hit the mark in knocking Sid Rivers down a peg or two. There are only two episodes left in the season, but you still have a chance to join in the conversation on Goodreads. Episode One is now FREE at all retailers,  and you can get all other episodes directly from the Wicked Men page at a 33% discount.

mmromance, erotic legal thrillerEPISODE FOUR: With Jack Brown’s cover completely blown, it’s time for Jack to reel Sid Rivers in, even if he has to break the man to do it. Jeffery Marn knows his firm is under attack. Client’s are leaving, his private files are in play, and his senior partners have become targets throughout the South. But he’s not going down without a fight. He’ll go to any lengths to make sure he survives.

Get it from Amazon, iTunes, Smashwords, or Kobo.

Behind the Velvet Curtain

Welcome new author Matt Converse with his novella, Behind the Velvet Curtain. ~B.

Sex sells, but what it attracts can be deadly.

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People probably have an idea of what being a stripper is like, and they would probably be wrong. It takes swagger to strip for a room full of men, but what’s going on in the stripper’s head might surprise you.

Matt Jaxx was just a scrawny kid from Ohio who moved to San Francisco in hopes of starting a new life. He cut his hair, started working out, his acne cleared, and suddenly he was desirable. But when he was up on stage, he held onto the same insecurities he clung to in his childhood. The stripper facade was complete, but inside, he was still the anxious kid he’d always been. [Read more…]

Spotlight on Historical Gay Romance – Harry’s Great Trek

Welcome Roger M. Kean to the blog to discuss his final book in the Empire Trilogy. ~ B.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00009]Brandon: So tell me a little about how you came to write this trilogy.

Roger: I was brought up on a reading diet of H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling, and Capt. W.E. Johns’ flying hero, Biggles. Excitement and adventure in far-flung outposts of the British Empire colored my childhood. And I count myself lucky. Unlike my contemporaries stuck in “Austerity” Britain in the era before mass air travel, at eight, I was thrown headlong into an exotic land—I spent my early-to-teenage years in Nigeria. To a little white boy, Lagos was strange, exotic, and excitingly alien: near my home tribal drums still beat a heart-thumping tattoo in the sultry night air. Diverse cultures filled my formative years—not least eccentric British expatriates. Pell-mell I was thrown into the kind of adventures I could never have had back in stuffy old UK. [Read more…]

Spotlight on Gay Teen Romance – Secrets and Demons

The buzz on this series is building rapidly…

Secrets and DemonsBook Blurb:

Liam is a lonely teenager, lost in a world of his own. Unwilling to speak for the last six months and starving himself, Liam has no friends and is constantly bullied. Jayden is a new kid at school. Immediately he is drawn to Liam’s ice blue eyes and the beauty of his features. After a struggle and unconditional love, Jadyn finally gains Liam’s trust and love; ignoring all the other students’ taunts and warnings, befriends Liam and becomes his constant companion. When Liam is hospitalized and in terrible condition, Jayden realizes his feelings for Liam may run much deeper than “just friends,” as he stays by Liam’s bedside. It’s a story of deep love and friendship and finding sexuality in the midst of it all. By facing their own secrets and demons, these two boys find something neither one was looking to find.

Get it from Amazon!

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Love, being difficult – Valentine’s Day Blog Hop

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To love is good, too: love being difficult. For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. ~Rilke

Wicked Men - gay romanceLove is love, but some people don’t know how to handle love. It’s a fact. They have ideas, thoughts, dreams and hopes, but actual love… Well, that’s pretty terrifying in the light of day.

Take two people, strip them emotionally naked, and they’ll usually run from each other instead of toward one another. I know, most romance books will tell you the opposite (it’s why I get so annoyed with the genre), but the sad fact is that, in reality, we often let the scars of our past haunt the dreams of our possible futures. Our actions aren’t motivated by what we desire most, but by what we fear most. [Read more…]