2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mentions

rainbow awards lgbt booksI’m pleased to announce that two of my books, Summer Symphony and The Love of Wicked Menhave received Honorable Mentions in the 2015 Rainbow Awards. Winners will be announced in December.

Summer Symphony Honorable Mention – Bisexual Contemporary General Fiction

Wicked Men Honorable Mention – Gay Erotic Romance

 

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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 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.

 

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Martin Zoric, a maestro and composer in Croatia, had vivid dreams of fatherhood, of a small hand pressed to his, of pink dresses and girlish laughter. Then his wife had a stillbirth, and his world fell apart. He listened to the unwanted apologies, stood by his wife as was expected, and kept his façade strong and firm for the entire world to see.

But, he has never found the strength let go and grieve over the loss of his stillborn daughter. Now, he can’t feel his music and is obviously falling apart.

When renowned pianist Ren Wakahisa landed in Croatia for a summer concert series, he was hoping to escape the cultural pressures put upon him by his Japanese family. They wanted him to conform – to forsake love for familial duties. But Ren has other ideas about love and family obligation.

Over the course of the summer, Ren must decide whether he will yield to his family’s wishes or has the courage to be the man he wants to be.

 

Wicked Men – Season 2 #teaser #excerpt

Just thought I’d offer a peek at my rough draft to give you an idea about what Jack and Sid are up to in Season Two of Wicked Men. Feel free to leave your comments below.  ~ B.

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SEASON TWO – THE LOVE OF WICKED MEN (DRAFT)

Jack was in Philadelphia when he first caught sight of the tail. He noticed the same man three months later when he was in the Keys, and then a third time in LA. At first, he thought the guy might have been working for Wessman or the Feds, but they would’ve moved in on him long before now.

This tail was too casual. He didn’t seem to mind showing himself now and again, but he never got close enough for Jack to clock his ass and demand information. His presence was meant to be an irritating reminder that someone was keeping tabs. [Read more…]

50% rebate on all my Books

You missed the sale, but don’t fret. My books are always 20-30% off. Just click on the Books on Sale link and follow the instructions to get your discount.

In celebration of their new Android App, All Romance eBooks is offering a 50% rebate on Sunday, Aug 9th. All my ARe titles are included! Click on any of the covers below for a direct link.

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The All Romance Reader Android App comes with a library pre-loaded with six free ebooks, courtesy of AllRomance.com, the largest and oldest independent seller of Romance eBooks in the world.

With the All Romance Reader App for Android, readers can browse sixty categories or focus their search by specifying a particular title, author, series, publisher or keyword. Search returns can then be further sorted by best selling, top rated, recently added, heat level, length, title, or price—including discounted ebooks and freebies. They can also access ARe’s bestseller list, discover what’s trending, or peruse picks selected especially for them. Highlander warriors, spaceship captains, pack leaders, vampires, doms, bad boy bikers, billionaires, Navy SEALs… ARe has them all.

Those with the App will easily be able to take advantage of special rebates, discounts, sales and promotions. They’ll be able to use the wish list feature to help plan for a nd manage future purchases. Then rate and review the books they’ve already read to help others make selections. “The best part is that we’re celebrating the release by offering a 50% rebate on thousands of titles on Sunday, August 9th(US/Central),” said Lori James, CEO of All Romance. “For the first time our Customers will be able to download and read their purchases using the App’s robust reading features, or tap on our nifty gift icon to send it to a friend. And, our multi-format files are easy to share and read across platforms. An iOS version will be coming soon.”

Download the All Romance Reader for Android to:

  • Browse, buy, and read seamlessly.
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  • Browse over 130,000 ebooks from more than 9,000 publishers.
  • Search by title, author, series name, publisher, keyword, or category—we have sixty.
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NEW Covers for the Afflicted Series

The Afflicted Series is still my best-selling series, by far. Recently, we decided to do new cover art and re-edit the books. I’m happy to say the new and improved version is now available at all retailers. I’m also working on Book 3, but don’t expect it too soon. Readers are screaming for Season 2 of Wicked Men, so that’s what I’m concentrating on at the moment.

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Grab Book 1 from any of these retailers:

Gay Romantic Thriller – “One of the best novels I have ever read”

Lots of praise for The Love of Wicked Men. Thanks to everyone who’s enjoyed it.

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Or get the paperback.

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Undeniably one of the best novels I have ever read. Highly recommend.
– The Novel Approach

Extremely difficult to put down.
-Joyfully Jay Reviews

Riveting storyline. Kept me reading through the night.
– LeAnn’s Book Reviews

Five SMOKING Stars! Kept me on the edge of the sofa, flicking the next button as fast as I could.
– Foxylutely Books

All I can say is WOW!!
– Gay Media Reviews

Hot, sexy, mysterious. It throws out surprises at every turn. Highly recommended.
– On Top Down Under Book Reviews

My mind was blown. Loved the book, and the surprises it threw at me.
– Rainbow Gold Reviews

Could not stop reading. I was just plain hooked. Simple as that.
– Multitasking Mommas Reviews

Amazing! This really was a ride and I loved every second of it.
– Diverse Reader Reviews

Finalist – Best Romance / Best Literary Fiction

finalist best romance best literary fictionIt’s my extreme pleasure to announce that two of my books have been chosen as finalists for the 2015 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards!

Only registered members can vote in the polls. If you’d like to vote, the registrations is quick and easy.

1) Got to: eFestival of Words. 2) Go to the Awards Hall Forum.

3) Go to the 2015 Finalists Sub-forum. Open the thread for the category you want to vote in. Vote. Rinse and repeat for each category you want to vote in.

To see a complete list of the finalists, visit here.

Best Literary Fiction

Summer Symphony by Brandon ShireSummer Symphony is a story of love and loss – a bisexual man’s perspective of what it is to lose a child. It is the story of how two men with exceptional talent and passion find answers in music and what they learn about strength, grace, and the endurance of love.

 

 

 

 


Best Romance

Wicked Men - gay romanceThe 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.

 

Win a SIGNED Copy

Win a signed, paperback copy of The Love of Wicked Men.

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Romance novels are about love

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Romance novels are about love… with a capital L.  They’re about finding that elusive special someone who gets your quirks and insecurities, and accepts you as you are. Throw in a fabulous storyline with plenty of chemistry and you’ve got a winning combination any enthusiastic reader will happily devour.  However, it isn’t only the message of love that moves me in romance books.  It’s the message of hope. This is particularly true in the MM genre. [Read more…]

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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