Welcome to this week’s new releases, 99c deals, and freebies in gay romance!
I spotted some great new releases this week that I one-clicked, plus, of course, Smolder is out! We also have some high quality 99c deals, and a list of freebies. All deals are valid at the time of posting in the US and most of the time the UK, but they may not be valid later or in all Amazon stores. Please double check the price before buying! We can’t always see when the buy price will change, so it may go up within hours of this post, unfortunately.
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.
Smolder – Nora Phoenix
In a world where it’s every man for himself, all they can do is hold on to each other…
A slow burn MMM survival romance. The second book in an exciting trilogy!
Austin, Mack, and Tan have found a safe spot at the deserted farm. They have food and shelter, but what will the cost be of defending their little slice of heaven?
Unexpected visitors keep showing up, and it becomes harder and harder to tell friends from enemies…and the line between right and wrong becomes more and more blurred.
They grow closer and closer, finding comfort with each other, but when disaster strikes and threatens what has blossomed between them, will they find a way through this?
While the world around them burns, all they have are each other.
Smolder is the second book in the suspenseful Ignite series, a slow burn MMM romance set in an alternative world. The romance heats up in this second book, and the men will find their happy ever after in book three.
Lone Star Box Set – Susi Hawke
Recommendation: This is a bargain that won’t last long: four books for the price of one!
Found in Beaumont, Lost in Dallas, Secret in Houston, Home in Austin
Four Books… One Complete Volume!
Two broken omegas and one hard-edged alpha… three men who are stronger than they think… especially when they trust each other enough to be vulnerable.
Lukas and Gideon are fully aware the streets are not kind to two omegas in love, but they have faith this won’t be their life forever. One day, they’ll find an alpha to love them both. Beaumont can’t escape his memories of war, but can he find a new mission in guarding these two angels from the dangerous of the world? And together, can they find love and healing?
Tropes for Found in Beaumont: MMM triad, menage, hurt comfort
Kyle isn’t a victim… he’s a survivor who needs to learn his worth.
Gym owner Dallas has had a crush on his tall, thick omega employee since day one, but until Kyle’s abusive relationship crashes to pieces, he doesn’t dare make a move. Kyle’s happiness and health—emotional, mental and physical—is more important to him than a sexy roll in the hay, however, and he builds a fitness challenge for Kyle, addressing all three issues in one. But when desire takes them unawares and Kyle becomes pregnant, the physical changes threaten to tear Kyle’s fragile confidence apart. Can Dallas convince him he’s loveable, regardless of his waist size?
Tropes for Lost in Dallas: employee/boss relationship, big, beautiful omega, overcoming domestic abuse
Secrets always come out in the end.
Snarky omega Houston never expected to have a passionate fling with his brother’s best friend, but who can resist a man in uniform? He truly didn’t expect to end up pregnant with his baby. Before he has a chance to tell him, Cody’s helicopter is shot down and he’s held captive by insurgents for a year. And when he gets back… he has no memory of dating his best friend’s sexy little brother. How can Houston tell anyone that he’s the father of his child when no one, not even Cody, knew they were involved? But when the child falls desperately ill, only Cody can save him, and buried secrets must be brought to light.
Tropes for Secret in Houston: secret baby, military romance, best friend’s brother
Take one pregnant omega who’s all alone in the world…
Alone and pregnant, Owen can barely feed himself, let alone pay for basic prenatal care. But if there’s one thing he learned growing up in foster care, it’s that you can’t count on anyone else. So how can he trust Austin when the alpha offers him a deal he can’t refuse: get married, and I’ll take care of you until the baby is born. No strings attached. There’s nothing in it for Austin! With no other choice, Owen accepts, but he’s determined to keep his guard up. It’s hard, though, when his fake husband turns out to be an awesome dad and doesn’t seem in any hurry to let him go. But can he risk falling in love with him, or is it all a mirage?
Tropes for Home in Austin: strangers to friends to lovers, fake relationship, slow burn
The Lone Star Hearts series contains darker themes than you might be used to from Susi Hawke, but HEAs and all the laughs, naughty-knotty times, and shmoopy feels that you’d expect are definitely included! No new material has been added. This bundle contains all four full-length books in one handy volume.
Ghost of a Memory – Pandora Pine
A mysterious vision sends P.I. Jude Byrne into a near-frenzy. The skinwalker who killed his father is about to strike again. With his family in danger, Jude knows he must return to the Navajo reservation where he was raised to confront the killer head on.
Psychic Copeland Forbes is a stranger in a strange land. He doesn’t know much about the Navajo culture or his place in Jude’s family. What he does know is that his gifts aren’t welcome, even though the spirits trying to speak to him may hold the key to the killer’s identity.
As the investigation progresses, there’s something niggling at the back of Jude’s mind, a shadowy memory that could stop this evil in its tracks. Can Jude recover this ghost of a memory in time, or will the killer claim his next innocent victim? Find out in Ghost of a Memory.
The Traitor and the Fighter – Alice Winters
I’d sworn I’d never be part of the Chromes gang again or let Sawyer, their leader, control me once more. Yet an impossible choice has me returning to the crime-ridden city of Asylum, where I’m faced with James, the man I was hoping never to see again.
I’ve always thought that James was nothing more than a mindless fighter that Sawyer controls, but then why am I drawn to him? Why is it as we spend more time with each other that I start to realize there are hidden depths to the man behind that cold facade he wears? I know I need to stay focused, do my job, and get out of Asylum, but I can’t leave James behind. And how can I manage to do any of that when Sawyer is breathing down our necks? One simple mistake would be enough to ruin the bond that has started to form between us.
I’ve given up on looking for a better life and become resigned to doing what Sawyer asks, but the hatred I feel for the man is beginning to overflow. When Kai returns, I’m initially filled with disbelief. He had it all, and when he had a chance to stay away, he came back. At first, I find myself irritated by his presence, but maybe that isn’t the only emotion I’m feeling when he’s around.
For the first time in my life, there’s someone who cares about me—someone who will notice if I’m gone—and it makes me want to fight harder than I’ve ever fought before. It makes me want to protect him from the sickness of this city. And before long, I realize that I’ll do anything for this man I once disliked. Because I’ve found someone to love and Sawyer isn’t going to take that away from me.
The Traitor and the Fighter is 104k words of enemies-to-lovers, poorly chosen safe words, a traitor who is fighting for what is right, a fighter who won’t be stopped, a misunderstood dog who might try to eat a few people along the way, and a love that overcomes even the darkest circumstances.
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The Weighting Game – Declan Rhodes
How do you save a life? For retired pro football player Gabe Finch, it involves a love for hockey jerseys, a permanent smirk, and trash-talking his way into Logan Peterson’s heart.
Logan was an ice hockey star. Selected as league most valuable player in four different seasons, he retired after fifteen years as an eventual shoo-in for the Hall of Fame. Then he took a break. It was his time to let down and enjoy life. He didn’t know that the good times would catch up with him as a coach two years later when he found himself lying in a hospital bed after collapsing on the ice.
To all but those who knew him well, Gabe was the least likely of quarterback heroes. He trash-talked his teammates, bad-mouthed the media, and he was gay. However, with a football in his hand, Gabe achieved greatness. Three years after retirement, out of shape, overweight, and aimless, he didn’t know where to turn for his next act in life. Then he met Logan.
Saving the life of the man he might love is finally reason enough for Gabe to commit to turning his own life around. The only hitch is Logan is divorced, has two daughters, and has never loved a man before.
The growing passion between them becomes too intense to ignore, and they both know they can’t move forward without opening their hearts and letting them soar. A hush-hush weight loss counseling group for celebrities, current, and past, brought them together. Love, persistence, patience, and an iron will are all necessary to keep them there.
The Weighting Game is a standalone 55,000-word gay romance with first time gay, friends to lovers, and struggles with weight gain themes. It has steamy scenes and a happily-ever-after ending.
Unsettled – Zach Jenkins
He’s a cop who looks like a cowboy and I just have to see his gun.
I’ve refused second dates for years because I’m too much of a mess to hope for any relationship to work out. After one wild, impulsive, and let’s face it, pleasantly filling night with James, I’m ready to throw all of that out the window.
Men are for drinking buddies and dirty jokes… and now, so much more.
Evan is the first man I’ve ever slept with. If I get my way, he’ll be the one I’m with forever. I’m not sure how I’ll tell the other guys at the police station, but I’ve got bigger problems to worry about.
Someone is attacking people on The Strip in August, GA, and they are working way too close to the club where Evan is a DJ. I’ve got to catch whoever is responsible so that I can protect Evan, the man who taught me everything about love.
Unsettled is a steamy, standalone, first time with a man, romantic thriller novel with no cliffhangers.
Fragmented – Indra Vaughn
The capture of the Tattoo Murderer has demanded a heavy price. Doctor Tobias Darwin is dead, Lieutenant Hart is back in Riverside licking his substantial wounds, and he needs to gather his courage and tell Isaac he made a mistake. Isaac will forgive him—he knows that—but he can’t promise Isaac an easy life. Being a cop comes with its own risks, after all.
When they finally reach the same wavelength, their idyllic reprieve is cut tragically short. Hart doesn’t know yet that Isaac is terminally ill, that he will take off to find the Phoenix to heal him as a last resort. This time, it will be Hart who pays the price.
In the meantime, a new killer roams the streets of Riverside. He kidnaps, tortures, and kills gay men in horrific ways, and he has the newly healed Isaac in his sights. Hart’s time is running out on every level in Fragmented.
This book was originally published by Dreamspinner Press. Now published by Indra Ink.
The Nature of the Game – Amy Aislin
Six years ago, an ultimatum forced Dan Greyson to make a choice that cost him everything he loved most. One of those things? His boyfriend, hockey player Ashton Yager. Now that they’ve crossed paths again, Dan isn’t about to let the opportunity slip away. Ash’s reappearance in his life is just the catalyst Dan needs to escape the rut he’s fallen into…and win back Ash’s trust and love.
Ashton Yager, once burned and now a little bit shy, didn’t mean to publicly come out as bisexual. But now that he has, he’s got to deal with the consequences, including the fact that it might’ve cost him his NHL contract. With his job on the line, he needs to keep his head down, work hard, and play the best hockey of his life. Rekindling things with Dan? That’s not exactly keeping a low profile. It’s also never going to happen, not after Dan walked away once without an explanation.
When a hurricane forces Ash to seek shelter out-of-state, he and Dan find themselves in the same B&B, where old feelings resurface. But with everything Ash has on the line, does he dare play with fire again? Find out in The Nature of the Game.
The Pearl – Geoffrey Knight
The Top End of Australia—a tropical paradise filled with beauty. Wonder. Danger.
For two young boys growing up in the Northern Territory—half-Aboriginal Jarrah “Jad” Yindi and his best friend Luke Lawson—the remote beaches and aqua waters of the Top End are a playground of adventure. And as two best friends become young men, true love washes over them like the sea upon the sand.
But life is full of challenges and change, and if Jad is to discover who he really is, he must piece together his ancestral past, his dream-filled present and his uncertain future to become the man he was always destined to be.
Through water and fire; through love and loss; through the days of youth to the stories of the world’s oldest living culture, journey across the heart of Australia to discover what’s in the heart of one young man in The Pearl.
Alpha Barman – Sue Brown
Will Jake and Mitch get a second chance at a happy ever after?
Jake Tyler walked out of Covert Ops two years ago, a devastated, broken man after he discovered his sister brutally murdered by her husband, Riley. Since then he’s found a kind of peace running a rural bar. The last thing Jake Tyler expects is his former team to turn up with grim news. Jake’s ex-brother-in-law has escaped from prison and is heading Jake’s way. The team is here to protect Jake, whether he likes it or not – a decision reluctantly shared by their leader, Jake’s ex-lover Mitch Mitchelson.
Mitch is angry and hurting. The man he trusted – the man he adored more than anything – abandoned both his team and Mitch. Jake never gave Mitch a chance to help or come to terms with his desertion. Regardless of mission protocols, Mitch isn’t about to open his heart again to that kind of pain.
But the strong attraction between them can’t be denied. How are they ever going to work together when Mitch still resents Jake’s disappearance, and to Jake, the team represents everything that destroyed him in the first place? And meantime they wait for Riley to find them… and to settle the threat once and for all in Alpha Barman.
Cracking Ice – N.J. Lysk
An omega in heat. His straight alpha teammate. A night they won’t forget. A connection they cannot deny.
When Cartwright Johnson joins the Hell’s Flames, he expects to play hard to compensate for being an omega daring to pursue a professional hockey career. But he doesn’t count on the instant connection he forms with his alpha linemate… Or on the heat it sparks.
All Keenan Avali wants to do is play hockey. It doesn’t matter that he’s an alpha, he’s got no interest in dominating anywhere but on the ice. And he’s certainly got no interest in men, no matter how sweet they smell or how beautifully they skate.
Nobody can fail to see they play together like they were made for it. But how close can they get to success without losing something much dearer than a game?
Cracking Ice is a 240,000 word episodic novel including enemies-to-lovers role reversals powerful instincts life-changing friendships and a love that cannot be denied.
Morning Madison Box Set – Ian Finn
I don’t have a boyfriend, but I have to pretend I do.
When my boss’s son starts hitting on me at work,
I have to figure a way out.
I lie and tell him I have a boyfriend.
So now I need a fake boyfriend.
The only person who comes to mind is my neighbor.
I don’t even know if he is gay, but he sure is hot.
And while I don’t want anything or anyone tying me down,
I’d sure as hell let him tie me up.
Can we pull off our fake relationship without pulling off each other’s clothes?
Or will this relationship blossom into something real?
This Morning Madison Series Box Set contains books one through four of the Morning Madison series, which are standalone male/male steamy romance books that can be read in any order but are best enjoyed together, and with a big glass of water nearby due to so much heat in addition to all those feels! They combine humor, heat and heart, and they have no cliffhangers and very happily ever afters. For those who have already read the books when they were first released, this box set contains updated and edited editions that include expanded story lines and even steamier scenes!
Morning Madison box set contains the following:
1) Sing for Me: An Enemies to Lovers Romance;
2) Play for Me: A Fake Fiance Romance;
3) Return for Me: A Second Chance Coming Out Romance; and
4) Pretend for Me: A Fake Boyfriend Romance.
A Not So Typical Love – Tristen Rowen
Jordan and Jamie’s love is anything but typical.
Jordan Cameron is not like most nineteen year olds. He’s never been on a date, he’s never left New England, and he’s never fallen in love. He lives in his own world, or so that’s what it seems to the average person. No one, not even his thirty-one year old brother, Tim, has ever given him the chance to break free.
With a schizophrenic mother in a group home and a career-obsessed absent father, Tim does the best he can raising someone with Jordan’s challenging behaviors. Despite Jordan’s diagnosis, Tim refuses to label him because “labels make us less than human.”
Thirty year old Jamie Perron has a history of bad relationships. After his girlfriend kicks him out this last time, his friend, Tim, lets him move in for the summer before embarking on a ten month teaching stint in London. Jamie changes everything Jordan has ever known.
Music is the driving force that draws Jordan and Jamie together. With a similar taste in music, Jamie understands Jordan when no one else does. Never did Jamie think he would develop such an intense, romantic relationship with a strange, quiet, and sullen (yet cute) nineteen year old boy through the course of one interesting summer. Jamie changes everything Jordan has ever known.
A Not So Typical Love is the summer of Jordan’s sexual awakening.