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Book Excerpt Life as a Teenage Vampire

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Mr. Leonard was menacing in a way I’d never seen before, larger somehow too, like a predator. But his blank expression was what scared me.

“If I had contacted him the moment Mallory died, he might have made it in time, but he won’t arrive before the hunters do.  He told me not to do anything foolish, but if I do nothing, I’ll die, the hunters will leave, and the trail will run cold. Mallory will never get justice.”

His voice floated around me like an echo, his eyes too bright.

“He told me to run if they came, but that is something I cannot do. I know you can’t help me fight them, Emery, but you can give them a reason to stay, give Alec time to discover the truth.”

“Alec?” My back hit the wall and I gasped. He had me cornered.

“My Maker, my friend. He can ensure they pay for their crimes. But if I don’t give them a reason to stay in town, he’ll be too late.”

I had no idea what he was talking about. If he had more emotion in his voice I’d worry he was delirious, but he sounded so even, so certain. The twist in my gut nearly doubled me over, and I held out a hand to keep him from getting closer. “Mr. Leonard—”

“Hush, Emery.”

I made to push him away, but in that same moment, the fear that had crept under my skin feeling like it might burst out my pores, lessened. Everything about Mr. Leonard seemed different. He didn’t move. His expression didn’t change. It was the air around him, the atoms buzzing, something intangible that shifted. His eyes were mesmerizing, and as I returned his stare, all the anxiety in my stomach washed away. I felt warm, but not uncomfortably so, more like I was snuggling up for an afternoon nap.

My hand dropped.

“I am so sorry, Emery. I have no other choice.”

I didn’t see him move. He was there, standing in front of me, and then he wasn’t. Instead, the curve of his shoulder was in front of my face, and a sharp pain in my neck tore the air from my lungs, like he’d struck me with a knife or a needle. But the pain faded almost instantly, and the tight pressure felt almost soothing.

I sagged against the wall, seeing only the dark blue of Mr. Leonard’s shoulder, the hazy background of the sofa and fireplace fading in color until there was nothing but calming darkness.

 

About the Book

lastvcover_frontTitle: Life as a Teenage Vampire

Author: Amanda Meuwissen

Genre: YA M/M Paranormal Romance

The last thing Emery expected at the end of his senior year of high school was to become a vampire and fall in love with his best friend… Emery Mavus just wants to survive his senior year of high school. Becoming a vampire complicates things. So does a bizarre mentor, a group of vampire hunters, and an unexpected, new attraction for his openly gay best friend, Connor. An occasional uncontrollable hunger for blood might be the least of his worries.

Author Bio

amandameuwissenauthorAmanda has a Bachelor of Arts in a personally designed major from St. Olaf College in Creative Writing, and has been posting content online for many years, including maintaining the blog for the digital marketing company Outsell. She spent a summer writing screenplay script coverages for a company in L.A., and is an avid consumer of fiction through film, prose, and video games. Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their cats, Helga and Sasha (no connection to the incubus of the same name).

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Cover Reveal Party A Honeyed Light

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About the Book

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Title: A Honeyed Light

Author: Freddie Milano

Genre: LGBT romance (M/M)

Kunal, relative newcomer to the strange town of Harmony, has his hands full preparing for Diwali. That should be enough to keep anyone’s mind pre-occupied, but Kunal can’t really ignore that he’s nearly thirty, single, and still buried in the closet.

Out of town at a gay club one night, he bumps into Oscar, proprietor of Harmony’s only sex shop, and figures his secret is now officially out. What he doesn’t expect is a slow seduction, or to have to decide what it is he really wants in life.

Author Bio

freddie-author-photoFreddie Milano lives with her partner-in-crime, two adorable and devilish cats, and far more ideas than she really has time to set down on (electronic) paper. She’s been writing since she could hold a pen, though most of the embarrassing stories thankfully never made in onto the internet, and can stay safely buried.

She loves wine, Korean pop music, tea, chocolate, coffee, mythology, and both video and tabletop gaming. An ESFJ surrounded by introverts, Freddie has learned the art of socialization in moderation. Besides, staying in just leaves her more time to write. Find more at freddiemilano.com.

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Cover Reveal: Saving Liam

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We’re happy to host the cover reveal today for M/M contemporary romance “Saving Liam”. To celebrate the cover reveal party, there is also a giveaway for a $10 amazon gift card.

Without further ado, here is the cover:

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About The Book

Title: Saving Liam
Author: DP Denman
Genre: M/M contemporary romance

You do what you have to do to survive. For eighteen-year-old Liam Newman that means living the life of a gay porn star, a job he loathes. He isn’t a star. He’s a prisoner and his warden is the man who saved him from the cold Vancouver streets.

Justin has been Liam’s next-door neighbor for two years and has had a crush on him for just as long. Oblivious to Liam’s porn career, he ‘s content to mind his own business about Liam’s turbulent relationship until the truth stumbles drunk into his apartment one night and he realizes something must be done.

When Liam’s boyfriend turned producer decides rent boys make more money than porn stars Liam’s nightmare takes a horrible turn. Justin must find a way to rescue him before it’s too late.

Author Bio

DP Denman writes character-driven m/m romance about survivors. Her stories are real and intense but always resolve in the type of ending that makes readers want to start the book all over again. She is from the Pacific Northwest and bases all of her stories in Vancouver, British Columbia, a city that is dear to her heart.

In her spare time she is a dedicated gay rights activist fighting for those who have been marginalized and abused. To that end, 25% of the royalties from every book go to support LGBT charities.

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Book Excerpt from The Emperor’s New Clothes

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I’m happy to share an excerpt today from science fiction M/M romance novel “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. Enjoy reading the excerpt!

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“The Empire has survived wars, supernovae, democracy, and the collapse of a neighborhood universe. Let us hope it survives the good intentions of Agent Royce Ree.”

-personal communication to the Emperor

 Author unknown

INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, NESSDAR, BALDESSH

Royce crouched behind a molecular analyzer in the basement of the planet’s most secure laboratory. The Baldasshi workday had ended a while ago, and now the only people in the building were the guards—armed, vigilant, un-bribable.

The laboratory’s network power-cycled just once every two months, giving Royce a half-minute window to retrieve the data he was looking for.

He was two hours overdue at the orbital transfer station, where mission specifications dictated he should be. But it would be a cold day on Prion-5 before anyone at HQ acknowledged that the mission specifications were utterly stupid.

The network would power-cycle in fifteen seconds.

Fourteen.

The lab’s bright lights flickered once, imperceptibly, their spectrum uncomfortably rich in UV. If he was captured, it would embroil three civilizations in one of the nastiest diplomatic incidents in recent memory.

Nine.

The legalities of extraditing him would take years. And that was if anyone at HQ even acknowledged Royce as an Imperial Agent, after this little self-assigned break-and-enter exercise.

Five.

The Imperial tattoo on the inside of his wrist glowed a pale blue under the UV; it might get him shot on sight. A clean, fatal, shot, if he was lucky. It’d be easier to take than the Spymaster’s caustic sarcasm during the post-mission debriefing.

Death was certainly preferable to returning home without the one thing he had come to this planet for.

Two.

Royce darted out onto the floor, towards the lead scientist’s console.

One.

“Ree?”

Royce whirled around, drawing out his ballistic without conscious thought. And stopped shock-still, a hairsbreadth from pulling the trigger.

Because in the doorway, dressed in a Baldasshi lab-technician’s uniform, stood the man Imperial Agent Royce Ree had once been married to.

About The Book

RR1ATitle: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Author: Aldous Mercer

Genre: SciFi M/M Romance

Imperial Agent Royce Ree needs to pull off the biggest heist the Universe has ever seen, or it’s bye-bye cushy government job, hello cleaning toilets in a dive-bar on Baga-V.

To succeed, he will need help from the last person he’d ever ask: his ex.

THIS IS THE FULL-LENGTH OMNIBUS EDITION (#1 – #5).

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES: PART 1

Royce has a simple mission: steal some tech from the newly-discovered civilization of Baldessh. But Royce thinks HQ’s mission specifications are utterly stupid. So he disobeys a direct order, and goes to steal the tech his own way.

“The Empire has survived wars, supernovae, democracy, and the collapse of a neighborhood universe. Let us hope it survives the good intentions of Agent Royce Ree.”
– Author unknown (personal communication to the Emperor) 

DRIVEPOLITIK: PART 2

Royce’s primary mission has been abandoned in the chaos of Baldessh’s hostile takeover by a third party. Now his only objective is to get himself, and his fellow “agent” off-planet as fast as possible. Unfortunately for Royce, nobody is quite ready for him to leave just yet.

“”I find it curious that the agent was not rescued before the comms-blockade, Spymaster.”
“Imperial Intelligence is not in a habit of rescuing AWOL agents, Councillor. Apprehend and prosecute, yes, but not rescue.”
“I suppose both of us must wait. For…evidence.”
“Would you mind waiting somewhere other than my office? Only, we can’t all be Councillors, Councillor, and I have real work to do.”
-Conversation, Imperial Intelligence Headquarters, Trinity Prime

THE GORILLA IN THE VENTS: PART 3

Royce now has three days to rescue 40,000 space marines, and he’s just been told that the tech he came to Baldessh for doesn’t actually exist. He also has some real problems—his co-agent’s time is running out, and somewhere, far away, traitors are plotting to start a war that will engulf the entire Universe in flames.

Hope, however, can sometimes be found in the darkest of places. Like ventilation ducts.

“ “Every pre-FTL civilization we know of has alcohol. I mean, imagine being stuck to a single planet, wasting decades just crossing your own solar system! Who wouldn’t invent vodka?”
-Gaste Trade Cartel Sales Representative (Conversation overheard at spaceport dive-bar, Gomo-Prime) 

MADMAN’S RUE: PART 4

Royce has been betrayed, Baldessh’s burgeoning rebellion is going to be crushed, and all the animals are going to be exterminated. But Royce is smiling. Because Royce, like always, has a Plan.

“ “An Imperial Agent cultivates paranoia the way an Imperial Gardener cultivates prize-winning rosebushes.”
-Master Mess-Remeier,”The Nature of Empire: Volume 7”, 1st Edition

IMPERIAL COMMAND: PART 5

It looks like things are going to be OK for everyone except Royce and his ex. Looks can be deceiving—there are plots within plots, and Royce’s true test awaits him at the edge of Imperial Space.

“ “I’m sorry, sir, your payment didn’t go through.”
“What! Why?”
“There is a hold on your accounts, pending a Deadbeat Investigation.”
“I’m the Procurement Officer for the entire Kovan Fleet, woman!”
“Yes, sir, I recognized your uniform. But I’m afraid your job description has nothing to do with this conversation.”
“The hell it doesn’t! What are my soldiers going to do if you don’t sell to us?”
“Respectfully, sir, that’s not my problem.”
“We’re in the middle of an invasion!”
“I’m very sorry to hear that. Perhaps your soldiers could target a facility that manufactures the toilet paper you need?”
–Transcript, Kovan Flagship: “Comms exchange between Fleet Procurement and Gaste Cartel Customer Service.”

ROYCE REE #6: ON THE TAKE is coming out in 2014.

Author Bio

A native of Toronto, Aldous Mercer enjoys martinis and relaxing on the beac-ha! No.

Aldous Mercer is a workaholic with a penchant for numerical mind games and caffeinated beverages. He uses his degree in Engineering to ensure that none of the spaceships in his books have cubic pressure-vessels. In real life he always annotates Engineering Drawings in Iambic Tetrameter.

Aldous can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Gmail.

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