Excerpt Tour: Ringed Love by Elizabeth Noble!

Today i’m happy to host the lovely Elizabeth Noble and her latest release Ringed Love!

Hello and thank you Charley for hosting me today. The first chapter of Ringed Love is posted on Dreamspinner Press, so over the next two weeks I’ll be offering the first one hundred or so words of each subsequent chapter.

Today’s excerpt is from Chapter 6

 

Excerpt

Nick stared at his hands and watched blood trickle between his fingers. The wagon bumped and thumped and jostled the passengers inside.

“I gotta find Todd,” Nick mumbled and tried to stand up.

Someone pushed him back down, and a rough, deep voice—not Todd’s—said quietly, “Son, sit for a few minutes. We’re all safe, thanks to you.”

Nick halfway considered simply slugging the man and freeing himself, kind words spoken to him aside. He turned and glanced at the man and decided against that course of action. The man holding Nick in place with a hand to his shoulder was grizzled, with long hair pulled back and a scraggly beard. He was probably as tall as Nick and easily twice as wide. In truth Nick simply didn’t have the energy right now to put up a fight.

 

Blurb

New Colorado Protectorate fell with the assassination of Chancellor Clarke. Like many others, Todd and Nick Ruger left the land of their birth and made a home to the north in Yellowknife. Their world was ever changing. The time came to say a sad farewell to some of their friends and loved ones, but they were taken in with open arms by others and in turn offered shelter to yet more. Through the years they remained steadfast in their duty as sentries to protect and defend those that needed it the most.

Time marches on but through it all they hold each other dear and cherish the love they’ve shared. There are still angry ghosts, Windigos and water spirits to contend with. Their lives change, offering them new roles. When the time comes, they do what sentries have done for generations prior and teach others the skills to carry on as sentries. The Rugers lives were rich and their hearts full with their devotion and love for each other. The tradition of the sentries lived on forever. It was the legacy of Todd and Nick Ruger. That was the way it was always meant to be.

 

Sales Link: http://bit.ly/1pVSbMl

 

About The Author

Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into books and fanfiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.

Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess and her sidekick, tabby cat.  She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening and winter and summer sports (go Tribe and Cavs!) and stargazing all year long. When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.

Elizabeth received several amateur writing awards. Since being published two of her novels have received honorable mentions in the Rainbow Awards. Her novel Jewel Cave was a runner up in the 2015 Rainbow awards in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category.

 

Websitehttp://www.elizabeth-noble.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.noble.77

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4781553.Elizabeth_Noble

Tour Stops

May 16 Kris Bethke https://kristbethke.com/

May 17 Susan Laine http://www.susan-laine-author.fi/

May 18 Meg Harding http://megharding.wordpress.com/

May 19 Jamie Lynn Miller https://jamielynnm.wordpress.com/

May 20 Charley Descoteaux https://cdescoteauxwrites.com/

May 23 Grace R. Duncan http://www.grace-duncan.com/

May 24 Sarah Madison http://www.sarahmadisonfiction.com/

May 25 Rick R. Reed http://www.rickrreed.com/

May 26 Skylar M. Cates https://skylarmcates.wordpress.com/

May 27 Lou Sylvre http://sylvre.rainbow-gate.com/

May 30 Ki Brightly https://brightlybooks.wordpress.com/

May 31 Shira Anthony http://www.shiraanthony.com/

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Exclusive Excerpt: A Spartan Love by Kayla Jameth!

I’m thrilled to host an exclusive excerpt from Kayla Jameth’s historical today. Be sure to visit every stop on her tour, each one delivers another taste of the story. I’ve read Jameth’s work, and I’m sure you’ll be glad you did.

Thanks for visiting, Kayla! 🙂

Exclusive Excerpt:

A grin, and maybe a hint of a flush, spread across the warrior’s face. “Only the best from each agélai are chosen.” Theron laid the bronze blade he’d been eating with on the table and drew the iron weapon from its sheath. “I was granted this knife when I became a kryptes.”

Staring at the knife of a kryptes, Andreas fought not to shudder as a chill fist squeezed his heart. His father had died upon such a blade.

What was he doing, inviting a murderer into his home? “I just wanted someone to talk to and you seemed hungry. A kryptes…” Andreas trailed off. How much had he spoken out loud? He was so used to talking to himself that the line between thought and speech sometimes blurred. The warrior didn’t seem angry, so he couldn’t have said too much.

Speculation and perhaps understanding filled Theron’s eyes. “You’re so lonely you’d risk my company?”

Andreas turned away, unable to dispute the man’s uncanny insight. How did one answer a question such as that? Maybe his silence was all the answer the man needed.

When he glanced back, Theron nodded. “So be it. But don’t light the lamp again until you’ve shuttered the window. Anyone could see us, and I don’t want any harm coming to you.”

Popping an olive into his mouth, Andreas worried the flesh from the pit, pondering what the warrior had said. A kryptes cared if he, a helot, came to harm? Could he trust the man?

 

Buy A Spartan Love:

ebook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5629

paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5630

 

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Tour Stops:

1-Dec: Hearts on Fire,

Prism Book Alliance

2-Dec: Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews

The Hat Party

Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

3 Chicks After Dark

3-Dec: Love Bytes

BFD Book Blog

MM Good Book Reviews

Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings

5-Dec: Regular Guys, Hot Romance

Fallen Angel Reviews

6-Dec: Parker Williams

7-Dec: Amanda C. Stone

8-Dec: My Fiction Nook

9-Dec: Wake Up Your Wild Side

Book Reviews, Rants, and Raves

10-Dec: Crystal’s Many Reviewers

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

11-Dec: the Twins: Talon ps & Princess so

Inked Rainbow Reads

12-Dec: Cate Ashwood

Molly Lolly

 

About Kayla:

Kayla Jameth grew up on the family farm in Ohio, baling hay, raising cattle, and making maple syrup. An unrepentant tomboy, her father taught her to weld before she graduated from high school.

She attended Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University and later, Texas A&M University in her pursuit of veterinary medicine, taking her farther away from her rural roots. You can transplant the county girl, but you can’t make her a city slicker. Besides, it was only going to be for a little while, right?

But it wasn’t all hard work for Kayla, her sojourn as the princess of the Celestial Kingdom left her with the title sir and a costume closet the envy of many knights, lords, and ladies. See? She does have some ladylike qualities complete with the title of Lady to back it up.

After declaring for years that she was just a veterinarian who wrote not an author, Kayla now finds herself living in Spring, Texas (practically Houston) and writing m/m erotic romance. The location is probably a bigger surprise than the genre. Never the kind of girl to discuss makeup and clothing designers, she would rather be outside getting dirty with the boys.

Kayla shares her home with a cat, two guinea pigs, a gerbil, three guppies, a husband and a son and daughter.

Contact Kayla:

https://www.facebook.com/Author.Kayla.Jameth

https://www.facebook.com/KaylaJameth

https://twitter.com/KaylaJameth

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Catt Grant

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Choosing Happy by Aria Grace

 I’m a sucker for books set in Portland, so opting-in to this tour was a no-brainer. Please welcome Aria Grace–she’s brought an exclusive excerpt to share, and a giveaway.

Choosing Happy is book three in a series. The good news is they can be read in any order, and the great news is that book one is free!

Not willing to spend another night alone in the house both my parents died in, I slip on my helmet and hop on my R1 for a ride. As usual, I end up at Ray’s, a bar that’s always good for a few drinks and a blow job. Tonight, I’m not even in the mood for a drink.

I walk in and head straight to Caleb. He’s there every night. I’ve only picked him up a few times but he’s a good kid that’s working his way through community college in a relatively safe way. Ray lets him use a room upstairs to meet tricks three nights a week if he works as a server the other four. It’s not a bad gig if you can get it.

He’s got his head buried in some kind of math book when I nudge his shoulder with my hip. “Buy you a drink?”

“Steve!” He drops the book and stands to give me a hug. “I haven’t seen you around in a while.”

“Haven’t been around in a while.” I give him a quick peck on the cheek. “But it’s nice that you noticed.”

“Of course, I noticed.” He tucks his textbook into his bag on the floor and turns fully toward me. “So how’s the life of a big waffle king?”

Smart ass. He’s actually brilliant but his parents couldn’t handle looking at his feminine features after they caught him kissing an older guy in the neighborhood. They did the only thing they felt was reasonable. They cashed in his college fund and handed him a check for twelve grand when he turned eighteen. He’s been on his own since.

 

Rafflecopter Prize: $25 amazon or itunes gift card (sent electronically) and signed paperback of any Aria Grace Book (shipped within US)

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International winners can receive 2 free Aria Grace ebooks of their choice via amazon.com instead of a paperback

 

Tour Stops:

17-Nov: Parker Williams

17-Nov: The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat

18-Nov: The Hat Party

18-Nov: Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

19-Nov: Regular Guys, Hot Romance

19-Nov: Amanda C. Stone

20-Nov: MM Good Book Reviews

20-Nov: Molly Lolly

21-Nov: LeAnn’s Book Reviews

24-Nov: Wake Up Your Wild Side

24-Nov: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

25-Nov: Love Bytes

26-Nov: Book Reviews and More by Kathy

27-Nov: BFD Book Blog

28-Nov: Prism Book Alliance

28-Nov: Inked Rainbow Reads

 

Buy Choosing Happy by Aria Grace:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LNIJFCM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00LNIJFCM&linkCode=as2&tag=kmconsulting&linkId=VTOGROOHXB37OQII

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/choosing-happy/id897240183?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo=4

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/choosing-happy-aria-grace/1120028580?ean=2940046060218

Smash: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/455120?ref=mypromarketers

About Aria:  Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Aria enjoys the year round sunshine and laid back environment of the west coast. She lives with her husband and two children on a quiet hill that gives her lots of time to read and write. Her first series was a semi-traditional look at sexy gigs found online. She has now ventured into the exciting M/M world of gay erotica. She loves to hear from readers so please feel free to drop her a note or visit her at http://www.ariagracebooks.com.

Contact Aria:

https://www.facebook.com/aria.grace.37

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@ariagracebooks

Publisher: Surrendered Press

Cover Artist: Sexy Men Pix

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Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: All Fired Up by Morticia Knight!

 I’m thrilled to be a stop on Morticia Knight’s Excerpt Tour, for a couple of reasons. First, she’s a cool gal I’m proud to call a friend. To understand the second reason you’ll have to read the excerpt. You’ll be glad you did!

Thanks for the excerpt, Morticia! 😀

All Fired Up by Morticia Knight

Officer Shawn Everly patrols the Strip and one night, fireman Trent Marshall saves him when danger strikes. But it’s still uncertain whether Trent can save himself from getting his heart broken by Shawn.

The party never ends on the Las Vegas strip but neither does the danger. Officer Everly is new to the beat, having recently relocated to Vegas from Los Angeles. Foot patrol on the Strip is a demanding assignment because he’s up close and personal with the public. But what he’d really like to do is get up close and personal with Station 32’s hunky fireman, Trent Marshall.

Trent has been a fireman for over ten years and is dedicated to his job. He’s built tough and is a no-nonsense man of few words. At a local blood drive, Trent meets the handsome new officer on foot patrol but won’t let himself get too close. He’s lost love before when his policeman lover was killed in the line of fire.

During an emergency, Trent’s over-protective instincts kick in when he believes Shawn is in harm’s way. He ends up embarrassing and angering Shawn in front of their fellow officers, which seems as though it will end any hope of Trent having a chance with the young man he can’t push from his mind. Shawn can’t decide whether he wants to punch or kiss Trent. Kissing wins. Once they spend some time together away from the stresses of their jobs, they find that they’re not just compatible—they’re combustible.

But Trent can’t seem to accept that there are hazards that come with working in law enforcement. Right as they’re discovering how much they mean to one another, the danger escalates on the Strip. The underground vigilante group, The Citizens Against Immorality, have raised the stakes. Will Shawn and Trent be their next targets?

Exclusive Excerpt!

Letting go, he steadied Shawn then gave him a brief kiss. The urge he’d experienced in the truck came back. Before he could let his thoughts intrude, he gathered Shawn in his arms to carry him into the en suite bathroom. He’d expected resistance, but was pleasantly surprised when Shawn relaxed in his embrace. Once they were next to the shower stall that was separate from the sunken tub, he set him down.

“I promise to only do that when we’re alone.”

“Deal.”

He was relieved to see that Shawn didn’t appear miffed in any way. His dick certainly appeared happy enough.

Trent readied the water, but continuously stole peeks of Shawn’s stunning body. It looked even better than it had felt. Defined abs and hip lines, strong arms and legs proportioned wonderfully, a nice muscular butt—everything he’d dreamed Shawn would be. He returned his attention to the shower. Even though they’d been in the blistering heat all morning and part of the afternoon, he didn’t want to make it too cool. He had central air conditioning that kept his home at a comfortable temperature.

Trent extended his hand again and Shawn took it, but inclined his head in apparent confusion, no doubt wondering why Trent hadn’t undressed yet.

“Don’t you want to join me?”

“Of course I do. Step inside. I’ll be right back.”

Shawn did as he’d been told and Trent ducked quickly out of the bathroom and jogged down the hall. He’d been brash enough to purchase lube and condoms the night before, but hadn’t followed through with putting them in the nightstand. Once he’d brought the items home, he’d thought that maybe he was being too presumptuous. He’d clearly been mistaken.

They were still on the counter in the plastic bag from the pharmacy. Shawn had set the cooler right next to it and it had reminded Trent they were there. He grabbed what he needed and scurried back to the bedroom, tearing apart the cardboard container that imprisoned the lube as he went. Once he’d put everything away, he frantically yanked off his own clothing, anxious to be skin to skin with Shawn.

He entered the bathroom, light steam beginning to fill the area. Pulling the glass door open to the shower stall, he then stepped inside, immediately gathering a soapy Shawn to his body.

“Oh, Jesus.”

Shawn sounded breathless.

“Anything wrong?”

“Fuck no. You feel so good.”


Tour Stops:

October 6: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

October 7: Rainbow Gold Reviews, The Novel Approach

October 8: Sinfully Sexy, The Hat Party

October 9: Cathy Brockman Romances

October 10: All I Want and More Books, Guilty Indulgence Book Club

October 13: Andrew Q. Gordon

October 14: Fallen Angel Reviews, Hearts on Fire

October 15: Jade Crystal

October 16: Boy Meets Boy Reviews, Because Two Men Are Better Than One

October 17: Regular Guys, Hot Romance, Butterfly-O-Meter

October 20: Prism Book Alliance

October 21: Multitasking Mommas, Dawn’s Reading Nook

October 22: Inked Rainbow Reads

October 23: Tara Lain

October 24: Carly’s Book Reviews, MM Good Book Reviews, Up All Night, Read All Day

October 27: Wake Up Your Wild Side, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, Amanda C. Stone

October 28: Queer Town Abbey, Kimi-Chan

October 29: My Fiction Nook

October 30: Cate Ashwood

October 31: Foxylutely Book Reviews, Love Bytes

 

Rafflecopter Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card + Signed copy of All Fired Up
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Buy All Fired Up: https://www.totallybound.com/all-fired-up

 

About Morticia: M/M and M/M/F Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale – after all, who doesn’t? Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people’s fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.

When not indulging in her obsession for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. The Pacific Northwest is the ideal spot to enjoy both hiking and beachcombing. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She now resides on the northern coast of Oregon, where the constant rain and fog remind her of visits to family in England and Scotland when she was a child.

She is currently working on the Sin City Uniforms Series and a BDSM spin-off to the Gin & Jazz series entitled The Hampton Road Club. A follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story in Rockin’ the Alternative will be available in 2015.

Contact Morticia:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/morticia.knight

https://twitter.com/MorticiaKnight

Publisher: Totally Bound

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh