Welcome to this week’s new releases, 99c deals, and freebies in gay romance! First of all, Snow Way Out is here, so make sure to grab that, but we have some more amazing new releases, such as another Snowed In book and K.M. Neuhold’s new release Caulky. There are plenty of great 99c deals this week and a number of freebies. It’s a good haul, haha! Get that one-click button ready… Happy 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.
Snow Way Out – Nora Phoenix
He’s twice his size and a lot older, but will Mac let Quentin come out on top?
Quentin is searching for…something.
Most of all, he’s searching for a man who will let him be in charge, despite the fact that he looks like an elf.
But all that will have to wait because right now, he’s searching for shelter after getting stranded in the middle of nowhere, New York with a massive snow storm about to hit. He finds an unexpected host in Mac, a man the whole town seems to hate. Mac has secrets…but so does Quentin.
Sparks fly between them, but can it lead to more when Mac is twice his size, a lot older, and practically a virgin… and when Mac can’t leave and there’s no way Quentin will stay?
Snow Way Out is a steamy contemporary gay romance with an age gap, a dash of kink, a ton of snow, a gentle giant of a man, and a bossy twink. It’s a standalone book in the Snowed In – Valentine’s Inc. series, which are only connected by the same writing prompt.
Ain’t Snow Mountain High Enough – Brittany Cournoyer
Rest and relaxation weren’t the only things on Adam’s mind when he agreed to go winterize his friend’s cabin in the mountains. Since he’d been struggling to meet his deadline for his book, he figured a quick weekend getaway was just what he needed to get his creativity flowing again. What Adam hadn’t counted on was coming face-to-face with Rhys—the only man Adam had let close after his world had nearly ended. Only Rhys took his battered heart and disappeared with it.
Fresh air and a few days off were exactly what Rhys needed—whether he knew it or not. After booking Rhys a cabin for the weekend, his best friend packed him a bag and sent him toward the mountains. Lack of GPS and a cabin mix up lead Rhys back to Adam. An unexpected snowstorm traps them together.
With nothing but a few walls between them and Mother Nature preventing them from leaving, will Adam and Rhys take advantage of fate bringing them together again? Or have hearts been broken far beyond repair?
Ain’t Snow Mountain High Enough is book 8 of the Valentine’s Inc. series, but it can be read as a stand-alone. It’s a second-chance novella that ends with a happily ever after.
Revelations – Nikole Knight
Jai was my strength, Noel, my sanity, and Gideon, he was my safety. For my family, I would do anything. I would die for them, and I feared, in the end, that’s exactly what would be asked of me.
College freshman, Riley Shepard, is nothing if not ordinary—except for his crippling shyness, social ineptitude, and, every once in a while, seeing things that don’t exist. Other than that, he is definitely normal. Or at least, he tries to be.
When one fateful night opens his eyes to a universe he never knew existed, his life changes forever. Reality-altering truths are revealed, and Riley must navigate a world of angels, demons, and everything in between. Thankfully, three overprotective Guardians have made it their mission to help.
With the promise of friends, family, and freedom finally within his grasp, he fears not only for his heart, but for his life as well.
But some things are worth dying for.
***Revelations is a slow burn harem/poly romance with a HFN ending. The series will be HEA. For trigger warnings, see author’s note***
Caulky – K.M. Neuhold
Recommendation: I had the privilege of beta reading Caulky, and if you’re looking for a fun, lighthearted, sexy romance, look no further. Just a feel good book with a lovely romance.
Ren is in desperate need of a rebound fling. Lucky for him, the smoking hot contractor he hired has just the tool for the job.
The last thing I want is another relationship or another broken heart.
All I need are my bees and the occasional hookup to scratch the itch.
Okay, maybe meeting up with my hot contractor weekly is a little more than occasional. And maybe the way I’m starting to feel about the guy I’ve been anonymously chatting with online should concern me.
But CaulkyAF doesn’t want to meet, and Cole doesn’t want anything serious, so what’s the worst that could happen?
**** Caulky is book 1 in the Four Bears Construction Series and can be read as a stand-alone. This is a funny, steamy MM story guaranteed to make you laugh and swoon. Absolutely NO cheating and NO love triangle. This series does NOT contain shifters, it’s the OTHER kind of bears.
Owl’s Slumber – Nicky James
Recommendation: This is such an amazing series, each book dealing with a mental illness or phobia. In this case, it’s the fear of falling asleep. This book is SO freaking good.
Imagine what life would be like if panic ruled your world at the mere thought of going to bed at night.
For as long as he can remember, Finnley Hollins has been crippled by his extreme phobia of sleep. Every night is a battle, and every morning isn’t without consequences. The root cause is something he’s ashamed to admit to anyone. It’s his war, and he will fight it alone.
When an unexpected turn of events lands the stunningly gorgeous Aven Woods at Finnley’s place of business, his life gets turned upside down.
All it would take is one night together for his secret to be exposed. Finnley wasn’t prepared to fall in love. More so, he wasn’t prepared for his phobia to completely consume his life. Not only is it affecting his job and his relationship, but now it’s affecting his health. What will it take for Finnley to finally admit he needs help? Find out in Owl’s Slumber.
Where it all began – JP Sayle
Why did he crave something that would condemn him to a life of purgatory? A man who was born to be king. How could a lowly servant be the one thing he wanted more than his crown?King Óláfr the Black was a Norseman and was no stranger to suffering: pain was nothing he’d not experienced time and time again at the hands of those who pertained to love him. It hardened his heart to what could be.Until fate stepped in, in the form of a Guardian Cat, Maximillian.Maximillian’s need to connect the two soulmates gave Óláfr his first and only taste of love.Maximillian’s ability to go against the laws of his kind gave Óláfr an unthinkable decision.Maximillian shows Óláfr that fate will not be messed with, not without consequences.But Óláfr knows he’s being watched, his people thirsting for blood. A priest, a fire, a blood eagle, and a promise of redemption. Can two souls searching for love find each other again? Where it all Began (Manx Cat Guardian Origins) is the prequel to Manx Cat Guardian Series, this book is not standalone. This book links directly to Searching for a Soul to Love. They should be read in order to gain the background. It is an MM historical romance, with soulmate connections, slow burn, angst, and an ancient paranormal cat that likes to interfere.
Where It All Began has a cliffhanger with no HEA until book 4. Trigger Warning: There are some scenes of violence.
Heart of a Redneck – Jodi Payne and BA Tortuga
Colby McBride is a blue-collar cowboy trying to make ends meet laying tile in Colorado. A loner by choice, Colby works hard with his hands and finds his peace camping in the mountains outside Boulder. Gordon James is a white-collar restaurateur who owns not one, but two successful establishments in downtown Boulder. He’s a sophisticated urbanite who is devoted to his work and is accustomed to getting what he wants. The men are friends, but sparks fly when Colby falls in love and decides to show Gordon how much fun a good old boy can be.
They’re just beginning to explore their relationship when Gordon’s sister’s suicide leaves him with custody of his five-year-old niece. Colby comes from a huge family and is eager to help with the girl and to prove his worth to Gordon. But neither of them is ready for the tremendous changes to their already busy lives, or for how this new relationship with Olivia challenges them, complicating the way they interact with each other.
They say opposites attract, but can these two very different men work together to join their disparate lives and form a strong, if highly unlikely, family?
Heart of a Redneck is a previously published title. The publisher has changed.
Saving Him – Drea Roman
When a beaten and bedraggled young man lands on his front step, tattoo artist Roger Montgomery doesn’t hesitate to take him in. A travel journalist by trade, Tyler Henderson’s life has been blown apart by actions of cruelty and malice. Due to circumstances beyond their control, Tyler must rely on Roger for more than just a rescue from the rain. Through it all, a strong bond of friendship forms, one which could be the beginning of so much more.
Saving Him is a 30k word contemporary mm romance novella with a hurt/comfort theme. It features a dark and stormy night, naughty candy conversations, and a sweet HEA. This is Book 1.5 of the Hearts Intertwined Series, following Book 1 Loving Him.
Semper Fi – Keira Andrews
The war is over. The battle for love has just begun.
As Marines, Cal and Jim depended on each other to survive bloodshed and despair in the Pacific. Relieved to put the horrors of war behind him, Jim went home to his apple orchard and a quiet life with his wife and children. Knowing Jim could never return his forbidden feelings, Cal hoped time and an ocean between them would dull the yearning for his best friend.
But when Jim’s wife dies, Cal returns to help. He doesn’t know a thing about apple farming—or children—but he’s determined to be there for Jim, even as the painful torch he carries blazes back to life. Jim is grateful for his friend’s support as he struggles with buried emotions and dark wartime memories. Then Jim begins to see Cal in a new light, and their relationship deepens in ways neither expected. Can they build a life together as a family and find happiness in a world that would condemn them?
Semper Fi – a historical gay romance from Keira Andrews features friends to lovers, sexual awakening, found family, and of course a happy ending. (It also contains wartime violence and depictions of post-traumatic stress.)
Twice Shy – Sally Malcolm
The last thing Joel Morgan wants is to fall in love again. Scarred by his failed marriage, Joel’s determined to keep his life emotionally stable—which means taking a job teaching fourth grade, fixing up his house on weekends, and avoiding absolutely all romantic entanglements. And he’s doing great.
Until he meets sweet but struggling single dad, Ollie Snow.
Following the tragic death of his sister and her husband two years earlier, Ollie became the legal guardian of their two young sons—much to the horror of the boys’ conservative grandparents. They think Ollie’s too young and too unreliable to raise their grandsons. So to prove them wrong, Ollie’s determined to parent the boys without anyone’s help.
Until he meets reserved but caring teacher, Joel Morgan.
As the only two men in the school’s Parent-Teacher Association, Joel and Ollie are thrown together over a series of fundraising events, and somewhere between the Beach Fun Run and the Fall Festival they fall in love. But Ollie has another reason for moving to New Milton—a reason he’s keeping close to his chest—and Joel’s wounded heart won’t trust a man with secrets.
Dare they hope for a future together, or will their past pain keep them apart forever? Find out in Twice Shy.
More Than Everything – Cardeno C
Recommendation: I happened to read this just two weeks ago, and it’s really good. It’s a unique take on an MMM that I really liked.
Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible.
As a teenager, Charlie “Chase” Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door. Charlie thinks he’s living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way. But his dreams are dashed when Scott unexpectedly moves away.
Years later, Charlie meets brash and confident Adan Navarro, who claims all he wants is a round between the sheets. After eight months together, Charlie is convinced Adan returns his love. But when the opportunity comes to be open about their relationship, Adan walks away.
Time passes and life moves on, but when Charlie learns the only two men he’s ever loved are now in love with each other, his heart breaks all over again. Scott and Adan tell Charlie they want him back, but Charlie doesn’t know if he can trust two people who have hurt him so deeply. Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible in More Than Everything.
Warrior’s Way – M.J. Calabrese
Friends since childhood, Albuquerque detective Eagle Woodard and criminal profiler Adam Coulter are dragged into a serial killer case. Gay couples are being murdered and tortured and the FBI needs their help to capture the sadistic murderer.
Deciding to implement a plan to trap the killer, Adam and Eagle go undercover as an involved gay couple. Or is it really pretend?
Faced with their toughest challenge yet, they must find the active serial killer before he strikes again. With the powers that be not cooperating and the killer proving to be elusive, will Eagle and Adam be able to stop the murderer while navigating their changing relationship?
Warrior’s Way is the first book in an ongoing story arc. Although the case is solved, the relationship ends on a cliffhanger. Contains graphic violence and scenes of torture.
Ricochet – Reese Knightley
WITSEC victim Noah Bradford knows secrets that could get him killed, and staying hidden seems like a good plan. What he didn’t plan on is losing his heart to a man who is sworn to protect him.
Battle scarred US Marshal Robert “Mac” Mackenzie has a job to do, and guaranteeing the safety of Noah Bradford is at the top of that list. Mac will do whatever it takes to keep Noah safe, even if it means walking away.
Mac and Noah, brought together during extreme circumstances, have been separated by evil. It’s been six years, give or take, and Noah is coming for vengeance against the men who killed his mother. He’s on a collision course with Mac, who has no idea of the man Noah has become. Sparks fly and the heat sizzles when these two powerful men are reunited, but will they survive the passion the past created?
Author trigger warning: Ricochet contains scenes of physical abuse and mention of rape that some readers may find distressing. Reader discretion is advised. This book is Intended for 18+ adults only.
Small Town Boy – Amelia C. Wilson
London has everything and Maxwell Atkinson is determined to experience it all.
Following years of cajoling from his childhood friend Hannah, Max abandons his uninspiring life for a weekend of opportunity and excess in the big city. Captivated by those who inhabit a world of nightclubs and saunas, Max makes the decision never to return home and forges a friendship with his neighbour Adam.
As whispers about a new disease grow louder, Max’s feelings for Adam deepen. When a friend is hospitalised, Max is forced to face the reality behind his decisions. Take the test or risk harming those closest to him in Small Town Boy.
Tempting Fate – Sloane Kennedy
Everyone says what a lucky guy I am. I’ve got a great kid, an amicable relationship with my ex, and a job working cattle on one of the largest ranches in Eden, Wyoming. Only problem is that “everyone” has no clue that I’m living a half-life.
Because the other half is a closeted gay man who’s got it bad for the young ranch hand he works with day in and day out.
But the very straight Travis isn’t an option. And even if he were, my sexy co-worker isn’t exactly committed to commitment.
So it’s time for a change and since gay guys aren’t exactly falling off trees in Eden, I’m going to need a little help…
It was supposed to be a Friday night like any other. Me and my best friend heading into town to find some female company for a few hours. And even though Jackson usually goes home alone, he’s still a great wingman.
Unfortunately, between my impatience to get the night started and my bad habit of snooping, I’ve learned two things about Jackson in the space of five minutes that have left me all kinds of confused.
And he’s placed a classified ad to try and hook up with some guy he can’t get his mind off after a brief run-in at a hardware store in the city.
Now I can’t get my mind off Jackson.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the ladies, but why can’t I stop thinking about my good-looking best friend and the faceless stranger he’s ready to start something new with? Jackson doesn’t need some random guy right now. Not when he has me…
Oh hell. ***Tempting Fate was previously publish in the H2H charity anthology. If you don’t care for shorter tales, this story may not be for you as it is only around 12k words (the required length for when it was included in the anthology).***
The Vampire Club Boxset – X. Aratare
The Vampire’s Club is an ongoing gay vampire romance novella series. This boxset contains the first three books. There are audiobooks of this series attached with the first three books.
Lucas Daniels must be protected!
Lucas Daniel starts his job at Club Dyavol, but, immediately, he wonders what he’s gotten himself into. Though the patrons are wealthy, glamorous and remind him of nobles from an earlier age, Lucas senses that they are dangerous as well. Yet he still feels safe within Dyavol’s walls, because of Count Konstantin “the Wolf” Volk’s watchful eye on him through the club’s many cameras.
Count Konstantin “the Wolf” Volk believes that Lucas’ blood can cure his curse, and Lucas’ companionship could ease his isolation. But he needs to keep the young man secret, because drinking the blood of a witch could start a war between vampires and witches once more. Yet when the leader of the Vampire Council arrives at Dyavol’s doors on Lucas’ first night of work, Konstantin must let him in, and somehow keep Lucas’ true identity hidden.
NOTE: The Vampire Club Boxset novella series has cliffhangers. Every book will end on one.
Gold Digger – Tatum West
You’d think being a billionaire would make me happy, but money can’t buy me the one thing my life is missing: the one that got away. Liam Gold was my first love, and I’ve spent years searching for him.
Liam is back in Abingdon now, searching for a job, and he’s just as beautiful as he ever was. He’s also covered in tattoos and living out of his truck. Definitely not an appropriate match for a man of my stature.
But when have I ever been appropriate?
I’m going to take Liam in, heal his wounds, and give him a life he’s never imagined. When I look at all of my money and all the stuff it’s gotten me, nothing compares to Liam. I’ll fight like hell to keep him, no matter what the haters say.
Everyone deserves a second chance. Even a loser like me.
I was on my way to the NFL when I got a career-crushing injury. I’ve been floating from job to job since then, trying to make ends meet. I thought I’d never sleep in a bed again—or even afford kibble for my dog.
It turns out that my first love is back in town, looking for me. And he’s wildly, insanely rich. Who am I to say no to nights spent in his bed and a job restoring his lakeside home in Abingdon?
The gossip-mongers say I’m a swindler. A con artist. A gold digger. Thirsty for Grayson Ellis, and hungry for his money. So, what if I am?
I never got a real chance to be with Grayson. We were too young and too scared to make it work. I’ll accept whatever Grayson Ellis has to give.
Let people say what they want. I may be running a long con, but it’s not what they think. If I can get that man stay with me forever, I’ll move heaven and earth to make him happy. And I’ll sacrifice everything to make him mine.
Gold Digger is the sixth book in the Bridge to Abingdon series. Each book focuses on one steamy couple, and each can be read as a standalone novel. Liam and Gray are finally getting their second chance, even if the whole world is against them. There’s plenty to love in Gold Digger—island paradises, meddling gossip-mongers, hot lovin’, and a sweet pup who finds his forever home. Liam and Gray are coming home to Abingdon… and they won’t let anyone get in the way of their second chance.
Tanner – Shaw Montgomery
Sometimes a risk feels too big to take.
Tanner is smart, wealthy, and head over heels for his administrative assistant. That doesn’t mean he’s going to do anything about it, though. Some gambles are just too big for an omega to take, even one who seems to have it all. Omegas are supposed to be family-oriented, go-getters at work, and equal in every way. The one thing they’re not supposed to be is submissive.
Shane is organized, built like a tank, and passionate about making his boss’s life easier. He also might be in love with Tanner, but he’s always been careful to keep that safely tucked away. Tanner could be the perfect man, but he’s never even looked twice at Shane until secrets start coming to the surface.
When everything is riding on one confession, is the risk just too much?
Tanner Contains: M/m sexual content, BDSM elements, non-shifter alpha/omega dynamics, edging, and spanking.
Author’s note: While future stories in this universe might contain mpreg, most books will not. Also, there is a free prequel to the series. You can find the link on the author’s site.