Welcome to this week’s new releases, 99c deals, and freebies in gay romance! We have some wonderful new releases this week, including two Snowed In books and some other books I can’t wait to read. Other than that, we have amazing 99c deals, and some fresh freebies. Happy one-clicking and reading!
This is not a paid list or ads, but simply deals I’ve found and books I’m excited about reading, so all personal recommendations from me. If you have a book you’d like to see listed, you can submit it, but that’s not a guarantee I’ll list it.
NR: Vampire Heart – Rhys Lawless
A war is brewing. Can they stop it? Or will they die trying?
Wade is finally aware of who he is.
Even if that comes with its own set of problems. And after a deadly attack, the secrets of the past are threatening to disrupt everything.
Caleb feels powerless.
After the events at the Tower Bridge his whole world is shaken up to its core. And he can do nothing to stop the inevitable.
When the vampires go on a murder spree and the supernatural world turns its back on witches, the weight of it all befalls on Wade and Caleb.
But are they strong enough to face what’s coming? Can they stop the war before the sides are drawn? And when the time comes, will they have what it takes to face the greatest threat of all? Losing each other?
Vampire Heart is an MM urban fantasy with lots of magic, powerful emotions, a passionate blooming romance and a touch of kink.
This is Book 3 in the Blade & Dust series with the same couple and is better enjoyed as part of the series.
Cross your vampire heart and get your copy now.
Before the Call – Emma Alcott
Recommendation: I loved the first book in this new series, and I can’t wait to dig into this one. This is Piper Scott’s contemporary romance name!
Rule #1 Don’t fall for the ridiculously hot straight guy
Rule #2 Especially not if he’s your best friend
Rule #3 Extra-especially not when you’re supposed to be his private tutor
Rule #4 Oh, god, but those eyes
Rule #5 Okay, maybe eyes are fine if you don’t look south
Rule #6 Don’t look south
Rule #7 You looked south, didn’t you?
Rule #8 Are you even listening?
Gabe Mitchell isn’t listening. What’s worse, ever since he moved back to the small town he thought he’d left for good, he’s turned into a habitual rule breaker.
Falling for his straight best friend, Clark Summers? Check.
Falling for his straight best friend, Clark Summers, who also happens to be his newest mature student? Check.
And don’t you dare get him started about what’s going on down south, because Gabe doesn’t need to check that to know he’s in deep.
It’s a good thing Clark’s missed him these last four years, and a better thing that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to have Gabe back in his life, because rules are about to be broken. All of them. And Clark’s only rule? The one about being straight? It might just end up broken, too.
Before the Call is the second book in the Small Town Hearts series, which features heroes scattered across the rural United States who find love where they’re least expecting it. In addition to friendship that turns red-hot, you can expect to find generous servings of vanilla ice cream that are anything but vanilla, interesting “tutoring” techniques, a nerd who’s head over heels for the best friend he can’t have, and a jock who loves his Dork even after years apart.
Snow Job – Beth Bolden
There’s nobody Micah hates more than his ex-stepbrother, Jake. And nobody he wants quite as desperately. For nine long years, Micah has begrudgingly tried to move on. How could they ever be together when Jake never spends more than a handful of days in the same country, and never more than one night with the same person?
When his job sends Micah to a remote mountain cabin on snowy Mount Hood, a misunderstanding strands Jake there at the same time. Was it actually coincidence or in fact premeditated? Either way, Micah will need to put his resentment—and his longing—aside for long enough to survive the elements that might be conspiring to kill them.
As the snow levels rise, and their situation grows more dire, Micah and Jake might finally be forced to use the heat between them to survive.
Snow Job is a full length novel and book 5 of the Snowed In Valentine’s Inc. series. It can be read as a standalone.
Snowflake Kisses – Jacki James
Silk, lace, and cupcakes. What else could he want in a man?
Frankie Taylor is a pastry chef in need of a fresh start, and Cap Roberts is a coffee shop owner in need of a pastry chef. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?
When Devin “Cap” Roberts hired Frankie to make the pastries for his coffee shop, it was supposed to be a business arrangement. But once he discovers something that leaves him wondering what Frankie has on underneath his clothes, business is the last thing on Cap’s mind.
As a newly single father, Cap is risking not only his heart, but that of his daughter’s as well. However the more he gets to know Frankie, the more he realizes that a man like him only comes along once in a lifetime—and a love like theirs is worth taking a chance for.
Snowflake Kisses is a standalone book in the Snowed In – Valentine’s Inc. series, which are only connected by the same writing prompt.
Bet on me – Saxon James KU
Losing a long term boyfriend to my football career highlights one thing: it’s impossible for me to have both. With only a few years left to play, I decide to throw my full focus into the game. Then I meet Elliot. The flirty texts are immediate, trusting him comes easily, and when we’re together, I’ve never experienced something so explosive.
Until he drops a real bomb on me. He’s a bookie. And suddenly, being closeted is the least of my worries.
I have a plan. Make a large amount of money in a short amount of time, set myself up for life, and then get the hell out of bookmaking. Good at it or not, it’s illegal, and that’s a very gray line I’d prefer not to keep crossing. Especially when I meet Taryn. He’s the first guy who’s been able to steal my focus away from my goal, and I’ll do anything to deserve him.
But the thing about illegal jobs is, they’re not always so easy to walk away from in Bet On Me.
How To Catch a Rival – Ana Ashley
When you’re competing, the last thing you should do is fall in love…especially with your rival.
Wren turned up out of nowhere and now he’s my boss…kind of. He’s also a straight, closed-off, emotionless icicle. Who cares if he’s also drop dead gorgeous, with eyes you could get lost in?
Tom is beautiful, colorful, strong, creative, and my eyes can’t stop following him everywhere he goes. He also works for my parents, which means he’s off limits. That, and I haven’t told them that I’m bi yet.
A baking competition with high stakes
Two men who both need that prize money
When the heat moves from the kitchen to the bedroom, will Tom and Wren put their rivalry aside? Or is what they stand to lose more important than their growing feelings?
Welcome to Chester Falls, where you can expect to meet sweet men, sexy situations, interfering friends, lots of feels, and a happy ever after.
How To Catch a Rival is a standalone sweet and steamy MM romance novel with no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed HEA.
Finding Finley – Riley Hart
I may be young, but I know what I want.
I yearn to be submissive, both in and out of the bedroom. There’s nothing I crave more than being under the control of another man. Handing over power would fulfill a need I feel down to the marrow of my bones.
What I don’t know is how to get it. This kind of relationship requires complete trust–something I don’t give to anyone except my only friend.
Then along comes Dr. Aidan Kingsley. For the third time in my life, he helps me, without even knowing it, and someone like that, I can’t help but believe in. This is the man I’m meant to be on my knees for. Aidan is meant to be my Sir.
I’ve never had a full-time submissive.
I’ve certainly never had a houseboy, but when I meet Finley, I can’t seem to turn him away.
Instead, I decide to keep things simple, showing Finley that he can take pride on his knees but also stand on his own. He takes care of my home, and he gives me control, in a strictly platonic way, even though he wants more. He’s so beautiful, so naturally submissive, that I’m having a hard time sticking to my rules.
The more he flourishes and the more he craves from me, the tougher I find it to deny him. Before I know it, he’s under my skin. In my bed and in my heart. It wasn’t supposed to go this far. I was only supposed to give him the tools he needed to find his own strength, yet somehow, in the finding of Finley, I found myself too.
But my precious boy is only twenty; nineteen years my junior. And as I’ve told him, forever is a long time, and nothing in life is guaranteed.***
Finding Finley contains various k*nks, domestic discipline and a nineteen-year age gap. Please take that into consideration before deciding if this book is for you.
Lie With Me – Max Walker
Ok, so imagine this.
I’m halfway across the world in a bar in London celebrating my last year of vet school when I spot the sexiest silver fox I’ve ever seen. We flirt, we kiss, and I have one of the best nights of my life. I’m sure I’ll never see him again, which is why I don’t give him my real name, even though I’m down to give him my address, phone number, and throw in my social security number just to be sure.
Weeks later, I walk into Stonewall Investigations in Miami looking for help and who do I find?
A certain silver-haired fox with a cocky grin and an accent that makes my knees melt.
So… about that help…
I went back to London so I could bury my father and put our rocky past to rest. I wasn’t expecting to get handed a letter by a woman I’d never seen before, addressed to me in my father’s handwriting.
Opening it on the spot would be the emotionally mature thing to do. Drinking the evening away at a pub would be the emotionally therapeutic thing to do.
I chose the latter. That’s where I met one of the most interesting and attractive guys I’d ever chatted with, one I wanted to get to know from his head to his toes. One I was sure I would never see again.
Cut to three weeks later, when the object of my intense desire walks into my office looking for help with a murder that had been haunting him for years.
This was going to be an interesting case.
Lie With Me is the second book in the Stonewall Investigations- Miami series. It’s a full-length, steamy gay romance novel and can read as a stand-alone.
Bad Idea – Max Walker
Gabriel ‘Fox’ Morrison is starting a brand new chapter in his life. He spent years drifting after his time in the military and finally felt ready to settle in one spot. This leads him to becoming the head detective of the recently opened Stonewall Investigations in Miami. His first case is one that not only hits close to home, but the result could have huge repercussions for more than just him and his client.
It’s a case so big, he decides to enlist some help.
Jonah Brightly is ending a huge chapter of his life. Him and his girlfriend have zero spark and his professional career is in shambles after an on-work incident leaves him with more than a physical scar. A new job as a private detective would be a lifeline he so badly needed.
He goes in for his interview and meets Fox, the man who changes everything for him.
Both of them are rocked by an unexplainable force, and both are left questioning everything they’ve known in its wake. As they form a bond through working together on the case, they learn there’s much more that brings them together than holds them apart. But can they keep fanning the flames of their newfound passion or will they be consumed by the growing fire?
Bad Idea is the first book in the Stonewall Investigations- Miami series. It’s a full-length, steamy gay romance novel.
A Lover’s Game – Max Walker
Zane Holden, the founder of Stonewall Investigations, has been haunted by the same case for years. He’s had loved ones taken by the serial killer known as the Unicorn, and his drive to find the monster is higher than ever. Finally, he feels like he’s getting close.
Something else that’s getting closer? His wedding day to the man of his dreams.
Lorenzo De Luca found the love of his life in Zane. He’s the happiest he’s ever been. His career as a high powered defense attorney is at a peak and his daydreams are filled with wedding bells and honeymooning.
It felt like absolutely nothing could go wrong.
But with the tensions from the case rising and a new presence in Enzo’s life making themselves known, there’s suddenly a lot that could go wrong. Zane and Enzo will have to tread carefully on their way to a blissful union. As Zane pushes closer to the Unicorn, the danger increases exponentially, until both men are faced with an excruciating reality: this all has to end one way or another.
The two men will need to come together and find strength in their love before they get torn apart by their fear.
A Lover’s Game is the fourth book in the Stonewall Investigations series. It can be read as a standalone although it is recommended to at least read book 1 in the series. It is a full-length, steamy gay romantic mystery novel.
A Tangled Truth – Max Walker
Liam Wolfe isn’t having the best of days. He’s being falsely accused of things he’d never even think of doing and is now facing the loss of his career because of it. He has an idea of who’s behind the attempt at assassinating his character but can’t put the pieces together by himself.
Mark Masters isn’t having any better of a time. He’s sitting in his office at Stonewall Investigations, getting work done, when his boyfriend of a year walks in with the sole goal of breaking up with him. He’s blindsided by the development and thinks not much else can surprise him.
He was very wrong.
Moments after the breakup, Liam walks into Mark’s office looking for help and a connection that had been lost for years suddenly reignites. As childhood best friends, Mark and Liam were inseparable. As adults, they’ll come to learn not much has changed.
With a second chance on the horizon, Mark and Liam explore something that fear had cut them off from as kids. They’ll do it while working together to unravel the truth behind Liam’s case, risking everything they’ve regained in the process.
A Tangled Truth is the third book in the Stonewall Investigations series. It can be read as a standalone and is a full-length, steamy gay romantic mystery novel.
T.A.G. You’re seen – A.G. Carothers
Attention: This book contains explicit sexual content between consenting assassins and not so innocent professors. There are depictions of male chastity, breath play, watersports, humiliation, and torture by eighties hair bands with ginger sprinkles on top.
Phew! Now, that that’s out of the way, Hi. I’m Mr. No, your friendly communications agent for The Assassins’ Guild AKA T.A.G.
I’ve been authorized by the head honcho himself, Mr. H, to release approved records from the agent files.
Agent Code Name Mr. W was recovering from a near death debacle by way of an easy assignment in a small mountain town. Red flags sprang up immediately around the seemingly innocent English professor. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery Jacob Peters presented, Mr. W made plans to do what he did best, watch , wait , and then capture and interrogate.
But even the best laid plans can go awry…
Find out what brought Mr. W to his knees in this first release from the archives of The Assassins’ Guild in T.A.G. You’re Seen.
Served With a Twist – Jet Lupin
A Sweet & Spicy D/s Romance!
The pretty ones were always trouble…
Cut Jones knows Samson from his work, but not really. He knows he’s got money, that he likes his whiskey sours extra sweet, but that’s where his knowledge ends. Samson’s come into the bar every few days for a year but has hardly said more than five words at a time, but Cut didn’t mind. Samson was out of his league. So imagine his surprise when Samson asks for his help with a very personal issue.
The pressures of owning his own company and the expectations of his father had Samson Ba walking a razor’s edge. It was only a matter of time before he tried to find a release, but when he does it’s in the worst way. And he’s found by the last person he wanted to see him this way. But things aren’t all bad. Cut offers to help him relieve his stress, and Samson’s sure he’s just being nice, but some opportunities are too good to pass up.
Served With a Twist delivers an HEA.
(Potential Trigger Warning for dub-con at the end of the first chapter)
Enrai – Jet Lupin
Phil has a problem.
It’s not his job or the fact that his maybe boyfriend, Shige, is a vampire. He’s a sensitive– an ability he’s had since he was small that lets him peek into people’s minds— and it’s gotten out of control. He can’t turn it on and off like he used to. He needs help, and he has to fly to the other side of the world to get it. The catch? Shige’s the only one who can take him there, but things with him haven’t been great. Their relationship is in tatters, and he doesn’t know how to fix it or if it’s even up to him. This is so not what he needs right now.
But Phil’s not the only one with issues. Shige’s got a territory to maintain and a mystery to solve all while worrying about Phil. He takes all this in stride, but when things take a turn for the worst, can he get them both home in one piece? Find out in Enrai.
A Reason to Stay – RJ Scott
A Navy SEAL, a cop, and unexplained murders in the snow. Can Viktor, the most cynical of heroes find love and a reason to stay with Aiden?
When SEAL, Viktor Zavodny, left small-town America for the Navy he made sure he never had a reason to return for anything other than visiting family. He wanted to see the world and fight for his country and nothing, or no one, was getting in his way. He fights hard, and plays harder, and a succession of men and women share his bed.
But a phone call from his sister has him rushing home instead of enjoying his usual thirty down days of random sex and sleep.
What he finds is a mystery on the Green Mountains and the only man attempting to make sense of seemingly unrelated deaths. His childhood friend and first love… Lieutenant Aiden Coleman, Sheriff.
There were reasons Viktor left his home. Not least Aiden Coleman with his innocence and his dreams of forever. Now Aiden and Viktor need to work together to save lives and prove there is a hero in all of us.
When it’s done, if they make it out alive, can Aiden persuade Viktor that he has a reason to stay? Maybe forever? Find out in A Reason To Stay.
Word Count: 63,600
A Hard Call – Max Walker
Zane Holden hasn’t had the easiest go of things. His childhood was rough and adulthood hasn’t been a walk in the park either. The only good thing in his life would be Stonewall Investigations, an investigative company he found to work primarily with the LGBTQ community. Things were ok and Zane was finally healing from a personal tragedy but the reemergence of a serial killer turns his world upside down.
Lorenzo De Luca is a cocky defense attorney dripping in Italian charm. He’s well known as one of the best lawyers in New York City, a title he worked hard to achieve. When he picks up a difficult case, he finds that he needs extra help. This leads him to Stonewall, where he meets Zane for the first time and instantly feels himself falling for the mysterious and stone-cut detective.
The two men have their own hangups to work through, but both men are having a hard time denying the connection between them, even though they’re trying.
When fate insists on pushing them together, Zane and Enzo give in and start exploring their feelings. They’ll need to balance their budding relationship with the stress of Enzo’s case, which takes them both on a twisting journey toward the truth, all while a bigger threat looms on the horizon.
A Hard Call is the first book in the Stonewall Investigations series. It’s a full-length, steamy gay romance novel.
Prince of Killers – Layla Reyne
No indiscriminate killing. No collateral damage. No unvetted targets.
These are the rules Hawes Madigan lives by. Rules that make being Fog City’s Prince of Killers bearable. Soon, he’ll be king—of an organization of assassins—and the crown has never felt heavier. Until the mysterious Dante Perry swaggers into his life.
Dante looks like a rock god and carries himself like one too, all loose-limbed and casually confident. He also carries a concealed weapon, a private investigator’s license, and a message for the prince. Someone inside Hawes’s organization is out to kill the future king.
In the chaos that follows the timely warning, Hawes comes to depend on Dante. On his skills as an investigator, on the steadiness he offers, and on their moments alone when Hawes lets Dante take control. As alliances are tested and traitors exposed, Hawes needs Dante at his back and in his bed. But if the PI ever learns Hawes’s darkest secret, Hawes is sure to get a knife to the heart—and a bullet to the brain—instead.
There’s no shortage of twists and turns in this new romantic suspense trilogy from Layla Reyne. Prince of Killers is book one of three. Fair warning: buckle up, cliffhangers ahead!
As You Wish – Isobel Starling
WINNER OF THE INDEPENDENT AUDIOBOOK AWARD FOR ROMANCE
1 wedding, 2 best men, one hell of a love story!
Declan Ramsay was set to be the best man at his brother’s wedding in Scotland, sharing the best man duties with the bride’s gay kid brother Sam. Sam was abroad finishing his studies so the best men communicated by email for more than a year and wouldn’t meet for the first time until a few days before the wedding.
But on meeting Sam Aiken, Declan is surprised to see he isn’t a kid at all, but a striking, athletic blond man with gorgeous green eyes and a wicked sense of humor. Declan is alarmed by the ferocious attraction he feels for Sam. And as the attraction is reciprocated, the events at Dunloch Castle change everything Declan has ever believed about himself.
But is Sam Aiken all he appears to be? Find out in As You Wish
Also available in paperback and as an award-winning audiobook, narrated by Gary Furlong.
Because We Fell in Love – Ian Finn
He’s my bodyguard.
But he wants to put his muscular body on mine and fulfill my every fantasy.
I needed a bodyguard because of a fan that has become a stalker.
But I wasn’t expecting the hottest guy I’ve ever seen to fulfill the role.
We get really close, working out together and going on tour together.
I know I shouldn’t be tempted.
I’m his boss.
There are rules we should follow.
Plus, how would my fans react if they knew I was gay?
But I can’t seem to help myself, and neither can he.
Can our new love last, even though my life is on the line?
Or can I risk it all, come out for the man I love, and get everything I ever wanted?
Because We Fell in Love contains books one through four of the Baytown Boys series, which are full-length standalone male/male steamy romance novels that can be read in any order but due to recurring characters and a shared world, they’re best enjoyed together, and with a big glass of water nearby due to so much heat in addition to all those feels! You’re in luck because all four books are in this one collection. They combine humor, heat and heart, and they have no cliffhangers and very happy ever afters.
This box set contains the following books:
1) Because You Came Back: A Coming Out Male/Male Romance;
2) Because You Came Along: A Single Dad Male/Male Romance;
3) Because You Loved Me: A Valentine’s Day Male/Male Romance; and
4) Because You Protected Me: A Bodyguard Male/Male Romance.
Warrior Nights – Patricia Logan
Horribly scarred Trace Martin has returned from an Iraqi prison camp a tormented man. He struggles to cope with his PTSD and alcoholism until nearly burning down the family home. Brodie his twin, turns to her best friend, Kyle Kincaid for advice on how to deal with such a tortured soul. Kyle, also a former Marine has been expelled from the military under the DADT policy. The two men dislike each other immediately and it is not until Trace cleans up and accepts responsibility that they realize their attraction to each other.
Shortly after the two men begin an intense relationship, Brodie’s life is threatened by a monstrous serial killer. The men are thrown into a new role, that for which they’ve been well trained, protecting Brodie’s life. A snag occurs when the couple finds themselves intensely attracted to Trace’s nurse from Walter Reed Hospital, the irresistible and flamboyant little Ryan Harris. As the danger heats up, Trace and Kyle realize that they may be the only protection Brodie has. In the exciting conclusion to The Armadillo Series, join Kyle and Trace as they battle injustice, prejudice and the very real threat of an unknown fiend, in Warrior Nights.