Summer Book Sale

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It’s the first day of Summer and ALL my books are 25% off over at ARE today, including my latest, The Love of Wicked Men.

Stop by ARe and Save 

The one day sale is over, but you can still get a discount by buying direct.

A Grand Prize Winner!

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Congratulations to Samatha who won the Grand Prize in the Wicked Men blog tour. Samantha walked away with an ebook copy of my entire backlist, plus a copy of The Love of Wicked Men.

Congratulations also go out to Andrew, Jen F., Felicia, Lisa G., and Jen C. They each won a copy of The Love of Wicked Men (Season One).

And thanks to the hundreds of people who participated in the blog hop.

Grab your copy from Amazon. 

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Wicked Men Blog Tour #giveaway

 

Wicked Men Blitz BannerIt’s here! 7 unique excerpts, 6 episodes, 5 chances to win a FREE copy!

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Follow the Tour

June 11
Diverse Reader & Boys in Our Books

June 12
3 Chicks After Dark, Attention Is Arbitrary, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Bike Book Reviews, Book Reviews & More by Kathy, Charlie Cochet, Cup o’ Porn, Divine Magazine, Foxylutely, Gay Media Reviews, GGR-Review, Hearts On Fire, Love Bytes, Multitaskingmommas Book Reviews, Nautical Star Books, The Novel Approach, On Top Down Under Book Reviews, Prism Book Alliance, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words & Sinfully… Addicted to All Male Romance

Tour and materials organized by PAS Promotions

Desire and love don’t always see eye to eye

Welcome debut author Ty Jacob to the blog with his new novel, The End of Billy Knight. I asked Ty to let me profile his book because I read the first chapter and was hooked. He has kindly allowed me to excerpt it here. ~ B.

cover-borderThe End of Billy Knight is a genre-bending blend of dark literary fiction and playful gay romp, set in a world that’s intense, dangerous, and fun.

Mike is a sexy young hustler. Dale is middle-aged, overweight, and aware that he’s running out of time. When they meet, their lives become connected and their dreams intertwine.

It’s Los Angeles in the 1980s, and Dale spends most of his life in drag as the fabulous Sasha Zahore. Sasha is tired of selling dildos behind the counter of Stacked & Hung. She has a dream. She wants to direct high quality gay porn – “So good it’ll make even your mama proud.”

The night Mike appears under the disco ball at the Lucky Pony, Sasha becomes determined to make him hers. Fortunately for her, Mike dreams of becoming a gay porn superstar. Sasha believes it’s a match made in heaven.

The End of Billy Knight moves between bawdy humor and deep sadness to reach beyond the obvious stereotypes. This is a complicated portrayal of two truly flawed people, both lost in their search for meaning and love.

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Only 7 days left…

Wicked Men hits the stands on June 12th!

Wicked Men - Gay RomanceThe paperback edition of Season One of The Love of Wicked Men is  ready for shipping.

The e-book edition will be out on June 12th. Just seven more days!

What are reviewers saying about it?

This story is non-stop in its intensity… the literary equivalent of mainlining adrenaline. Loved every moment of it.” – Prism Book Alliance

Shire has surprise mastered and we definitely reaped the benefits of that throughout this serial.” – 3 Chicks After Dark

“It’s the writing that sets this apart. Shire is a story builder. He shovels around intrigue, layers on some gritty dilemmas, and places each brick so solidly that you don’t even see where you’ve taken your misstep. Be wary of that whiplash effect, because there is going to be more than one incident of, “I didn’t see that coming!”  – Attention is Arbitrary 

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What’s it about?

The Love of Wicked Men is an erotic journey into the underbelly of the legal profession, the corporate culture of profit-at-any-cost, and the secret world of industrial espionage.

Sid Rivers and Jack Brown are two sides of the same coin. One is a lawyer with his own firm and dreams of money and power; the other is a criminal with a lengthy record and a quest for vengeance. When they meet, sparks fly. But was their meeting an accident? Or was it planned by the billionaires who want to control their destiny?

 

The Readers’ choice is….

Last month, I asked readers to choose which of my current WIPs they’d like to see first. As you can see from the results below, it was pretty close. The Suggestion of Sex inched out Afflicted III by just one vote. A Song for Katherine and It’s Only Love were left in the dust. Manuel’s Diary and Living Queer with Mom were an even tie.

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I’m already about 10k into Suggestion and have my cover artist working overtime to find just the right design. At this moment, I’m thinking this will end up being a series of three books, but that could change as the writing progresses. I’ll be sure to keep you updated.

The Suggestion of Sex

Status: Am Writing
Genre: Gay Romance, Erotic, BDSM

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.

Don’t forget!

Season One of The Love of Wicked Men hits stores on June 12th.

Pre-order yours from Amazon.

 

 

Erotic Shorts from Brandon Shire

I’ve started a new series of erotic short stories. I’ve had several readers ask if I had something a little more on the carnal side of things.

Let me reiterate. These are not romance stories. They’re short, lust-filled narratives of gay intimacy and hard man-sex. Find the others here.

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Troy Bronson, a twenty-two-year-old whose football career vanished after a knee injury, is in dire straits. Desperate for money, he stops by a gay for pay studio thinking he can score some quick cash. He chooses a hot twink for his first appearance, but there’s a burly stagehand in the studio when he arrives and he just can’t pull his eyes away.

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If you’d like to be notified when each new release comes out, I’ve set up a special email list just for the erotic shorts. Sign up here.

 

New LGBT SciFi – Willem of the Tafel

First of all, before I even get started, I need to say thanks to Brandon. As I was typing the name of this document to make sure it got saved properly, my Mac reminded me gently that I already had a “Blog post for Brandon Shire” in my folder. Curiosity kills the cat, so I looked and yes, back in July 2013, just days after I had published my first two novels, Brandon had me on his blog, giving me a chance to talk about them.

This is my third appearance, I kind of missed out on “The Fallen Angels of Karnataka”, but it’s like coming home, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity. Brandon is one of the first authors I got to know on Twitter after reading one of his books, and we’ve been “at it” ever since, and even though his face still eludes me, I consider him one of my author friends, a tight-knit community for sure. So here is a virtual hug and a HOORAY for having me on his blog yet again! 🙂

WillemoftheTafel-f2Today is the release day of my fifth novel. So much has changed since I first wrote “Family Ties” back in January 2013. The sensation of putting down the pen on your first book is obviously a feeling you’ll only ever have once, and it’s an emotion that stays with us for the rest of our lives. Mixed into the accomplishment are fears of “what next?”, “Is this worthy of being published?”, “Is it any good?” and “can I do this again?” I seriously doubt that I have all the answers to those questions. Apparently, my work was good enough, judging by the reviews, I managed to get the book published, and – since today marks my fifth novel – I was able to do it again. [Read more…]

Wicked Men – The Paperback

WM 3D book coverThe paperback edition of Season One of The Love of Wicked Men (Episodes 1-6) is out and ready for shipping. The e-book edition will be out on June 12th. Just a few more weeks!

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The Season One Finale! #WickedMen

It’s Here!

Wicked Men Ep 6_300The last episode in Season One of The Love of Wicked Men is finally here. Fans have been messaging, emailing and leaving comments on the website asking about when it’s going to be available.

Get Episode 6 from Smashwords, Amazon, Kobo, Nook, iTunes

See what 3 Chicks After Dark had to say in their review.

OR

Pre-order the SEASON ONE BOX SET

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If you’ve been waiting patiently for the Wicked Men Season One box set, which I know many of you have, it’s available for pre-order from Amazon.