Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Vampire and the G.I.


This is the second re-issue in The Vampire and... series. Originally published by Wilde City Press it has now found a home under the auspices of Laura Baumbach, the owner of MLR Press. To celebrate I am giving away 2 free copies. Please leave a comment below and I will pick two winners using random.org.

Here is the blurb for The Vampire and the G.I. - a new and very sexy Vampire tale...


A future world where vampires are an accepted part of society is not a world that war veteran Cole Everett finds acceptable, until...

The Middle East War is finally over and veteran, Cole Everett, is trying to build a new life in Los Angeles and reconnect with his cousin, Sean Martin, a private investigator. His hopes stall when he learns that Sean's mate, Arturo, is a vampire. It might be 2034 and vampires are an accepted part of society, but Cole can't accept that anyone would willingly mate with the undead.

That is, until he meets Arturo and is introduced to the incredibly handsome Rafael Barrantes. Attracted to Rafael, Cole has to rethink everything he thought he knew about vampires.

Taking a job as a security guard for a high-tech company, Cole becomes suspicious when all is not what it seems with so-called 'government contracts. He can't decide if he should play it safe and call the cops, or take a chance on his newfound vampire friends. How could he know that fate and circumstance would take the matter entirely out of his hands?

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Celebrating a re-release!

After the sad demise of Wilde City Press, The Vampire and the P.I. was looking for a home. We found it with MLR Press. Publisher Lara Baumbach and Senior Editor Kris Jacen most graciously accepted it without hesitation - Hooray!
So to celebrate all comments will be entered for a free copy of the ebook - name your format, and please leave your email addy so I can send the copy should you win.

The Vampire and the P.I.

When Sean Martin was shot in the hip he thought his days in law enforcement were over. Leaving the force he opened up his own private investigative business, and for a while enjoyed success until a homophobic ex-colleague spread a story about Sean assaulting an underage boy, the son of an influential congressman.


Overnight, Sean's business tanked, leaving him broke and with zero clients. Then Master Vampire, Rafael Barrantes, hires him to find the murderer of Julian Hunter, a young male escort. Sean isn't crazy about working for a vampire--but all that changes when he meets Arturo Menendez, Rafael's private secretary who immediately tries, and succeeds in seducing Sean. In between bouts of the most amazing sex Sean has ever had, he discovers that the facts surrounding Julian's murder have been swept under the carpet.

In the process of his investigation Sean is beaten, kidnapped by a bad cop, and bitten by a rogue vampire. With the odds stacked against him, can he possibly ever solve the mystery of Julian's murder, and can Arturo, even with his vampire powers, save Sean from a grisly death?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

It's almost here - the day of loving the one you love even more - if that's possible.
If you're single and don't have a date for Valentine's Day, don't despair. Sometimes Fate has a way of fixing that - just as Kyle Ballantine discovered when he went on a blind date as a favor to a friend.
See? One good turn deserves another...

A Mate for Valentine's Day

Kyle Ballantine is not looking forward to Valentine’s Day. Even though he’s been invited to a party, he feels intimidated as he’ll have to go on his own. He’s been dateless for the past six months, so when his best friend Paul asks him to go on an online date with a man he’d arranged to meet but now can’t because of a family commitment, Kyle figures he has nothing to lose but time.

Meeting someone as gorgeous as Erik Kelemen was not what Kyle expected, nor the whirlwind romance that follows. Kyle and Erik seem like the perfect match, but there’s something different about Erik, something Kyle can’t quite put his finger on—until a stranger arrives at Kyle’s apartment with a revelation that has him questioning the man’s sanity.

But if the stranger is telling the truth, then Kyle and Erik’s future together is doomed, along with Kyle’s dream of finding that perfect, but elusive, Valentine.

If you would like a free copy of A Mate for Valentine's Day, just leave a comment below, and I'll enter your name to be drawn by random.org

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

First New Release of 2017

TRUST ME is the story of a young man, Scott Riley, who is violated by an older, much bigger man in the workplace. His story is not unique, even though there are many of the mindset that this couldn't really happen to a man. Sadly, it does, and the shame and humiliation that goes with it, is hard to overcome. There are counseling organizations to help, but what Scott dreads most is that if he seeks that kind of help, there may be a chance his parents would find out Scott loves his parents too much to have them share in his humiliation.

Blurb:


Scott Riley is living with a terrible secret — one he dares not share with his family or friends. Who can he turn to… who can he trust? 
After losing his job because of one man’s actions and lies, Scott Riley is desperately seeking employment or he will have to give up his car and his apartment, perhaps even return home. Being the victim of rape, he feels shame, humiliation and a deep seated anger that he cannot bring his attacker to justice because of what he thinks it might do to his parents. Rather than have them live with the knowledge of what happened to their only son, he does everything in his power to spare them, even at a cost to his own happiness. 

When Ross Nelson offers Scott a position in his software company, Scott feels that this change in his luck may prove to be the turning point where he can put his painful memories behind him. Although aware of the obstacles inherent in an office romance, Scott and Ross soon find themselves irresistibly drawn to one another. But Scott’s nemesis refuses to stop tormenting him with texts and phone messages, some obscene, others that contain threats and derision.Can their love for each other overcome the ravings of a deranged stalker, or will they be torn apart by the clear and present danger this man represents?

Excerpt: 


Chapter One

The strident buzz of his alarm clock woke Scott from a dark dream he was glad to break free from. It was always the same. The sensation of being trapped, of hands around his throat, visions of a leering face, a struggle, futile against his attacker who was so much bigger and stronger, the pain from his head being struck over and over until blackness swallowed him. The daytime hours gave him some freedom from the horror, although even then, so many times his thoughts would be tainted by memories of that heinous day more than three months ago.
He used to enjoy dreams. When they were just that… dreams. Dreams of people he knew and didn’t dread, or of someone he didn’t know but wished he did. Someone holding him, kissing him. He’d awake aroused, his mind trying to recapture those sensual moments—but that was before Elliot. He pushed himself out of bed. He didn’t want to start the morning thinking of that bastard. Perhaps this day would turn out to be a better one. Maybe, after three months of looking for a new job he’d finally catch a break.
After relieving himself, he splashed his face with cold water in an effort to clear his mind of the lingering shadows those dreams would haunt him with. He prepped the coffee machine and turned on the TV for the morning news. The pinging sound from his cell phone alerting him that he had a text message, made his stomach churn. Get a grip… He’d changed his number again, so it couldn’t be from him. He picked his cell up and stared at the message then let out a long shuddering breath as he read the words.

Good morning Scotty. Got a job yet? Didn’t think so. Nobody wants to hire a pussy like you.

No matter that he’d received texts like this several times a day, ever since he’d left Blackwell and Norris, his last employer, he had not become immune to them. They still had the power to make him sick to his stomach. Not so much the actual messages, and this one was mild compared to the filth he sometimes read on the screen, but the idea that the man who sent them, the man responsible for him losing his job, who had assaulted him, the creep had somehow managed to find a way to communicate with him, yet again. He had changed his cell number three times and still the bastard had managed to track him down. He shouldn’t be too surprised, he supposed. Anyone with a knowledge of software and computer programming could probably do the same thing. Just about anything could be hacked if you knew how. What he couldn’t understand was why Elliot persisted in cyberstalking him. He couldn’t believe the SOB thought he could wear Scott down, that he would actually respond to any of the often obscene texts he received.
Surely he couldn’t imagine for one minute that I’d ever want to see him or talk to him again. He can’t be that much of a maniac. No, he’s just sick—dangerously sick.
His coffeemaker beeped and Scott poured himself a mug of the strong, black brew adding a bit of sugar. At least today he had something to look forward to. After two weeks of failing to secure an interview from the dozens he’d applied for, he’d finally managed to get an appointment with Nelson Enterprises, a fairly new company, but one that had received glowing accolades in Tech News. Under the direction of its young innovator, Nelson Enterprises was quickly making a name for itself in the software design and marketing industry. Maybe, just maybe, his luck would change for the better. Maybe.
Coming out of the shower he heard his cell ping again.
ShitThat fucker is determined to ruin what I’d hope was going to be a better day
Once he’d ascertained that the text was from Elliot he was going to ignore it. Why allow him to bring me down again? But a couple of the words drew his attention. He felt the blood drain from his face as he read the message.

Come suck my cock. You know you want to.

If Scott could have afforded a new cell phone, he’d have thrown the one he held in his hand against the wall.
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Please leave a comment and I will draw names through random.org for the winners (2)

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Highland Hearts - a paranormal romance

Callum Robertson has inherited his grandfather’s mansion in northern Scotland, but the house comes with a history he knew nothing about—should he be thrilled, or feel threatened as the house seems to lure him in?
 

When Callum Robertson first sees the old Scottish country mansion his grandfather bequeathed him, his immediate instinct is to sell the antiquated pile for whatever he can get for it—admittedly not much in a downturned market. Then he meets Craig MacPherson, a local farmer with auburn curls and sparkling gray eyes, and suddenly the gloomy old house doesn’t look quite the white elephant it first appeared to be.
 

Craig tells Callum that it’s rumored the house is haunted but by what or whom no one seems to know. Books flying off shelves then being mysteriously replaced give Callum pause to reconsider his rejection of the idea of an actual ghost haunting the place. When he finds a journal relating to the history of his family, he is, by turn, intrigued then fascinated as the saga unfolds through the writings of his ancestors.
 

An encounter with what he feels must be the spirit of his great-great-great-uncle Alistair makes him change his mind not only about selling the house, but also about his future with Craig.

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If you would like a free copy of Highland Hearts please leave a comment below along with your email address. I will have random.org choose the winner

Winter Kills/Seasons of Murder



Winter Kills



Simon Harris is down on his luck in New York City after a show he’d auditioned for and won a place in folds, during rehearsals. Working as a stripper in a seedy club is not his idea of Broadway, but it keeps the wolf from the door – even if it is the door of a homeless shelter.

When one of the strippers is murdered and his body found in a dumpster, Simon is questioned by handsome detective Tom Holt, and his partner Brenda Brennigan. Both Tom and Simon feel the pull of sexual attraction, and when Tom finds out that Simon is sleeping in a homeless shelter, he offers him a room in his apartment until he gets back on his feet. It isn’t long before they are sharing more than just kitchen duties.

During his investigation, Tom discovers that the murdered stripper, Andy Summers, was being paid large sums of money by an older man, Al Cohen. Al tells Tom that he blames Andy’s death on the club owner Frank Costello,  but Tom isn’t convinced especially when he’s told that Frank had the hots for Andy and considered him his best dancer.
 
When another stripper is brutally attacked and left for dead in a dumpster, Tom fears for Simon’s safety – a fear that is borne out when Simon is held hostage by the murderer during a face-off with the police and a SWAT team.

Can Tom reach Simon in time before the murderer adds him to his list of victims?

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If you would like a free ebook copy of Winter Kills leave a comment below with you email address. I will have random.org choose the winner.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sequel to All I'll Ever Need

So Every Breath I Take - the sequel to All I'll Ever Need is available for early download. But why wait? Leave a comment below with your email addy and I'll draw your name on March 17th - (if you have the luck of the Irish!).
If you win and you haven't read All I'll Ever Need I'll even send you an ebook copy of that too! Howzat?

Here's the blurb:

 Troy Kendall was a bad boy, an addict with attitude, but, since Detective Mark McLennan entered his life, all he wants to do is help others—even if they really don’t want him to.

Life for a recovering drug addict isn’t easy. Fortunately for Troy Kendall, he has handsome Detective Mark McLennan to lean on for love and support. When Mark asks Troy to move in with him, Troy is over the moon, sure that now his future will be everything he has dreamed of.
Now that he’s able to think about the bigger picture without himself as the main feature, he starts taking an interest in others. Like his ex-roommate Kevin. Troy feels a bit guilty about finding happiness when it’s obvious Kevin is lonely and miserable. Or Teresa, the food server working at the corner diner. Troy is sure she’s a victim of domestic abuse.
Ignoring Mark’s opinion that he’s being annoyingly nosy, Troy goes on a mission to try to help those he feels are lacking in the happiness department. He’s given excuses from Teresa when he asks her how she came by all the cuts and bruises he sees her suffering from on a daily basis. Is it the boyfriend or her domineering father who’s making Teresa’s life a misery?
After a conversation over a drink with Kevin, he’s worried that his ex-roomie is on the verge of signing up for gay conversion therapy. When Kevin goes missing, Troy and Mark along with Kevin’s new roommate, Roger, go on a search that leads them to a basement in the suburbs where a homophobic couple are holding Kevin captive.
Is Troy’s plan to find happiness for others doomed to failure? Or can he and his friends change the course of disaster both Kevin and Teresa are on?
Publisher's Note: This book is best read as a sequel to All I'll Ever Need.

Good luck to all!



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Murder in the Desert A Nick Fallon Investigation #5

A 'clothing optional' gay resort is threatened by a vandal with perhaps more than just destroying property on his mind.

When Nick Fallon is hired to investigate a series of threatening phone calls and vandalism at a gay resort in Palm Springs, he and his husband, Eric Jamieson, are given first class treatment by the owners... when they first arrive.

Coming face to face with a group of men who all seem to have something to hide, except their dislike for one another, frustrates Nick as he tries to sift through the lies and deception.

A fire, and a seemingly senseless murder, complicates Nick's search for the truth. As he uncovers details of past criminal records and a murky family history that includes arson and violence, his frustration grows.

Which of these men had motive and means to commit murder? The answer is-all of the above.

Buy link:  http://tinyurl.com/otq9c4t