Welcome to this week’s new releases, 99c deals, and freebies in gay romance! We’re back after skipping a week last week because I was ill and needed to stay offline for a few days. I’m sorry! Please note there will be NO weekly deals next week because I’m traveling. But yay for this week’s list because we have some new releases I’ve been looking forward to, a nice collection of 99c deals, and a few freebies.
All deals are valid as 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 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.
Scarification – E.M. Lindsey
Missing his dominant hand and half his face covered in scars, Miguel Ruiz can kiss his dreams of a happy future goodbye. He resigns himself to a life of servitude in a badly run club until one day, a tattoo artist in a random bar sees both talent and a future in the scarred artist. He makes an offer Miguel would be a fool to turn down, and Miguel decides it’s finally time to start living for himself, even with the ten tons of baggage he’s carrying on his shoulders.
If anyone in the world can understand secrets, it’s Amit Baqri. Growing up bisexual, Deaf, and femme in a conservative Muslim family, Amit keeps his true self close to his chest. He’s spent most of his life conforming to others from the way he communicates to the way he presents himself to others, but the weight of it all is starting to crush him. He understands his familial obligations—taking care of his mother is his top priority, and his sisters are second. But when Amit sets eyes on the gorgeous tattoo artist with one hand and a waterfall of scars, his life is suddenly turned upside down.
Will Amit and Miguel find a way to shed the weight of their pasts to be happy together, or will assumptions and expectations leave them forever trapped in a closet of their own making?
Scarification is the sixth and final book of the Irons and Works series, and contains no cheating with an HEA.
Bodyguard’s Bite – Silvia Violet
What if the one thing you wanted most was forbidden?
Wealthy werewolf Storm Howler wants a chance to act out his submissive fantasies without his overprotective brothers scaring off every dominant man in sight. If he can’t choose his own partners, how will he ever find his fated mate?
As the former leader of a shifter special forces unit, Jax knows how to keep people safe, but he also craves the one thing he never had in the military: control.
When Storm and Jax meet, tension sizzles between them. It only takes one night of control and surrender for each of them to question whether they’re fated for one another. But the next day, they discover Storm’s brothers have hired Jax as Storm’s new bodyguard. Rather than resign, Jax agrees to the hands-off policy in his employment contract, because no one can protect Storm as well as he can. But when danger threatens, Storm needs a man who can calm his mind as easily as he protects Storm’s body. The two begin spending more time together, and there’s only so long anyone can fight against fate—or love.
Bodyguards Bite is the second book in the Howler Brothers series. Five Brothers all looking for their fated mates. The series begins with Claiming Bite.
Reunion – Neve Wilder
Dane was everything I wanted to be in high school. Popular, confident, insanely hot. He was also my best friend and secret crush until I managed to screw that up.
When I see him again after nearly a decade apart, I’m floored. If anything, he’s even sexier. But more importantly, he’s not holding any grudges. In fact, he seems…interested in me. And when my soon-to-be sister-in-law drops a little secret about him, I’m done for.
I want him. It doesn’t have to be forever. I just need one night, one down and dirty interlude on my primarily vanilla existence, and I’ll be set for life.
The second I spot Cole at his brother’s wedding, I might as well be back in high school all over again.
All those old feelings come rushing back: the pining—my god, the pining I did for this man—and all the regret I’ve carried for being too afraid to tell him back then.
But now that Cole’s out of the closet and looking for something a little…different, I can’t resist. Because that happens to be my forte, and I’m more than happy to give him exactly what he needs.
One wild night should be enough to leave us both satisfied, right?
REUNION is 35K words of angst-free humor, swoony moments, light impact play, creative and liberal use of dessert foods, and two men who get the second chance they deserve with each other.
Rules for Santa – Susan Hawke
Recommendation: Yay, ’tis the season for holiday romances, and here’s one I’ve been looking forward to! I love this series.
Rule #18: Daddy’s boy will always believe in his Santa Daddy.
Homeless, alone, and now jobless, Cameron Evans is lost… until he’s found after a prominent local attorney literally trips over him when the boy is passed out from dehydration.
Scott Hendrickson has two things in life: his job as an assistant district attorney, and his son Davey. Other than that, he lives alone in a house that’s too big, too empty, too… lonely.
It’s not just Cameron’s life that might change for the better when Scott takes him in. Scott can provide material things and security, but Cameron returns the favor by breathing fresh air into Scott’s stale life.
Two men who need each other… one magical holiday season. Could a little Christmas magic be all that’s needed to bring the biggest gift of all? Maybe Cameron doesn’t need a Sugar Daddy… because he already has a Santa Daddy.
Rules for Santa is the third book in a series about not-so-perfect Daddies, adorable “boys,” and one sassy brat with an insane list of rules. Get ready for all the squishy holiday feels you’d want from a Susan Hawke book.
Hat Trick – Eden Finley
Recommendation: This series has been amazing so far, and I’m a huge fan of the fake boyfriend trope, so I can’t wait to read this one!
You know what’s not fun? Going on a Fiji vacation with four other couples. Especially when recently single.
What’s even worse is when a past hook-up arrives unannounced.
Not only do we have a history, but he’s ten years younger and a famous rock star. Most importantly, he’s my friend’s little brother.
Being trapped on an island with Jet Jackson is going to be sweet torture because all I want is another chance.
I just don’t think he’s going to give it to me.
You know what’s not fun? Escaping one guy who broke my heart only to run into another.
Being on the road for three years has left me exhausted. The last thing I want is for Caleb ‘Soren’ Sorensen to try for round two.
I can’t fight my draw to him. I’ve never been able to.
I’m suddenly back to being the naïve kid who stupidly lusted after a hockey player.
All I can think is if I let Soren get close, I’ll walk away from this vacation with a double broken heart.
*Hat Trick is a full-length M/M romance with a guaranteed HEA. This is the final book in the Fake Boyfriend series and as such is not recommended to be read as a standalone. All main characters of the series feature heavily.*
Typhoon Toby – R. Merrill
Forces of Nature: Book Two
On the surface, Toby Griffiths appears to have it all—talent, money, a brilliant mind, and model good looks. With his best friend, Reese, he’s built an empire as a singer/songwriter.
But beneath that glittering exterior, Toby suffers the lasting effects of abuse. To keep his tempestuous past where it belongs, he insists on anonymity with lovers—no names, no personal information. But a vacation fling in Bali changes all that, and he can’t get his recent playmate out of his mind.
Therapist Spencer Hart left Bali with a bad case of pneumonia and a broken heart. Although he’s recovering, he’s shocked to find his secretive partner on TV, and he’s determined to see him again. Spencer arranges to attend one of Toby’s fundraising galas, and their reunion is tense.
Toby tries to stick to his rules… until a New Year’s kiss with Spencer washes away the last of his resistance. But Toby is a man with secrets, and when the storm comes ashore, it could devastate not just his professional life but his fledgling love affair and his longtime partnership with his best friend.
Will Spencer stand by his side and help him weather the storm as Toby faces his worst fears? Find out in Typhoon Toby.
Savior – Rhys Ford
415 Ink: Book Two
A Savior lies in the heart of every good man, but sometimes only love can awaken the man inside the savior.
The world’s had it out for San Francisco firefighter Mace Crawford from the moment he was born. Rescued from a horrific home life and dragged through an uncaring foster system, he’s dedicated his life to saving people, including the men he calls his brothers. As second-in-command of their knitted-together clan, Mace guides his younger siblings, helps out at 415 Ink, the family tattoo shop, and most of all, makes sure the brothers don’t discover his darkest secrets.
It’s a lonely life with one big problem—he’s sworn off love, and Rob Claussen, one of 415 Ink’s tattoo artists, has gotten under his skin in the worst way possible.
Mace’s world is too tight, too controlled to let Rob into his life, much less his heart, but the brash Filipino inker is there every time Mace turns around. He can’t let Rob in without shaking the foundations of the life he’s built, but when an evil from his past resurfaces, Mace is forced to choose between protecting his lies and saving the man he’s too scared to love.
Secretly Dating the Lionman – Sue Brown
Cowboys and Angels: Book Two
Can a man burdened with family drama find his way into the arms of a happy-go-lucky stripper called Lionman?
Cris likes a drink at the Cowboys and Angels bar after his shift at the strip club—until one night when a trashed young guy named Mikey tries to kiss him. He’s not Cris’s type, but Cris is good enough to see the kid home safely. There he meets Mikey’s handsome older brother, Bennett, and there’s an immediate spark between them.
But Bennett might not be in a position to start a relationship, let alone with the carefree Cris. He’s trying desperately to hold his family together, with a younger brother who’s running off the rails and hostile parents who will never accept not just one, but two gay sons.
When Cris is unexpectedly fired and Bennett’s family drama escalates, they turn to each other for support. But can a shoulder to lean on develop into something much closer, something they both deserve? Find out in Secretly Dating the Lionman.
The Love We Found – David Horne
New release at 99c
Andrew’s life has never been easy. And it seems to fall apart when his former wife, Antoinette, suddenly turns him out and makes life difficult for him. Now divorced and fighting for custody of his children, Andrew often finds himself wishing he had chosen a different path for himself. Like maybe a life with Jackson, his best friend’s younger brother. The attraction is there, and Andrew is sure Jackson wouldn’t say no. It’s not until he gets up the courage to ask that he finds out just how good they can be together.
As long as he can remember, Jackson has always had a crush on the tattooed biker. Even years living in another state didn’t dampen his feelings. The more time he spends with Andrew, the more Andrew turns to him as a confidant. Jackson wants more, and yet his loyalty to his brother’s friendship with Andrew stops him from taking the next step. Until Andrew turns their attraction up a notch, and Jackson realizes that there’s no hiding from the inevitable.
Please Note: The Love We Found contains adult language and steamy adult activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novel, approximately 32,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a “cliffhanger.” Themes include: Biker romance, MM romance, bisexual, marriage, medical romance.
Human Omega: Trapped in the Alien Jungle – Eileen Glass
This is book two in a series. Book one is free and book three is on sale for 99c as well (see below).
Carter isn’t sure what to call his two alien protectors. Friends? Boyfriends? Mates?
Or merely indiscriminate lovers with sexy purrs and tangling tails?
He would be lost without them, he knows that. When their home is invaded by a dangerous new kind of alien slaver, they strike out into the jungle. He depends on them for food, protection, a direction to walk in. He’s helpless even for shelter and warmth.
Thankfully, his alien lovers seem devoted, but why? Carter wishes he knew their names or anything else. Like whether the attachment he’s feeling is returned.
With aliens, you can’t make assumptions.
Wouldn’t it be nice if he could just ask? Find out in Human Omega: Trapped In the Alien Jungle.
Human Omega: Babied by his Guardian Mates – Eileen Glass
Book three in a series. Book one is free and book two is 99c as well (see above).
Sometimes you’ve just got to flip your big dumb alien onto his stomach and teach him a thing about masculinity.
It’s not how much you’ve got — it’s how you use it.
Finally, everything is going good for Carter. He’s not a slave. He has a roof over his head. He’s fixed his alien language translator and now can talk to Pykh and Siel, his protectors.
Thankfully, they aren’t promiscuous alien hillbillies. They’re loyal men who love him, and Carter loves them back. Our space marine is ready to settle into a new life on the fleaf’akhie planet and be happy.
But now there’s another problem. On this planet… he’s the girl?
And not just any girl, but a pale, delicate, exotic princess who must be bowed to, courted, and entertained with poems.
What’s a tough space marine to do, being treated like this?
Setting them straight would be easy, and Carter does come clean to his hopeful fathers to be, but now a golden-armored general brings a carriage to take him away to safety. Carter must play along with the princess act, or he and his new family may be turned away at the gates in Human Omega: Babied By His Guardian Mates.
The Replacement Husband – Eliot Grayson
Book two in the series is 99c as well (see below).
Owen Honeyfield lives a goddess-blessed life. His picture-perfect courtship and engagement to the man of his dreams is proof of that. But when his betrothal takes a disastrous turn, Owen’s only hope to restore his tarnished reputation comes from a most shocking source—the cold, disturbingly sensual brother of the man who just shattered his heart and abandoned him. Perhaps he’s not as blessed as he’d always thought…
Arthur Drake is accustomed to cleaning up after his impulsive and selfish brother. After all, he’s done it his whole life. The latest debacle, though, is much worse than usual. This time, his brother’s actions have threatened not only their family name, but Arthur’s own happiness. The only honorable choice is to marry Owen. But while he knows he can repair the damage to his beautiful new husband’s reputation, mending his broken heart might prove infinitely more difficult.
It’s not long before the lines between duty and passion blur, and Arthur finds himself in the inconvenient position of falling for his new husband. Will his love be enough to convince Owen to let their marriage of convenience become the happily ever after they both deserve?
The Replacement Husband is an M/M romance set in an alternate-universe Regency with waistcoats, awkward tea-drinking, and pagan goddesses on the loose. It is the first in a series, but it can be read as a standalone.
The Reluctant Husband – Eliot Grayson
Book one in this series is 99c as well (see above)
Is their marriage a blessing…or a curse?
Tom Drake wants nothing to do with his patron goddess. Her blessing has always been little more than a cruel curse. But when he finds himself disowned, disgraced, and on the verge of homelessness, he knows he can no longer afford to ignore her demands. He must marry. Sadly, his one marriage prospect is a pragmatic, stubborn man who only seems to value him for his blessing…and his body…
Mal Leighton will stop at nothing to save his beloved cousin’s life, even if it means marrying Tom—and using him for his blessing—to do it. Theirs would be a mutually beneficial marriage of convenience. Love was never part of the equation. He’ll just have to somehow learn to ignore his overwhelming attraction to his dangerously charming and seductive new husband.
As weeks pass, Tom and Mal find there’s often a fine line between love and desperation, passion and pride—and what exists between them is infinitely more complicated than their simple marriage of convenience was ever meant to be. Can they set aside their painful pasts and misconceptions to take a chance on the love match they never expected to find?
The Reluctant Husband is an M/M romance set in an alternate-universe Regency. It contains the ideal number of carriages, duels, and redeemed villains, but beware of pagan goddesses who like to micromanage. It is the second book in a series, but it can be read as a standalone. Tom’s previous dastardly deeds can be found in The Replacement Husband.
Mission Primal – Parker Skye
Adam hates his life.
Feeling trapped in a backwater Texas town, all he dreams of is escape. With only a few short months of high school remaining, Adam can almost taste his burgeoning freedom. He has big plans for his future, none of which include falling in love.
Besides, Adam’s got too much baggage to trust anyone with his heart.
Ben’s got a job to do and he can’t afford to screw it up.
His first away mission should be a no-brainer for the werewolf shifter. When Ben figures out his human target is actually his fated mate, however, he’s more than a little conflicted. If Ben had his way, Adam would be riding on the back of his motorcycle forever. Unfortunately, Ben’s alpha has plans of his own for the human and is anxious to claim his prize.
A loyal soldier for his pack, Ben soon finds himself at a crossroads. Should he honor his alpha by completing his mission or protect Adam against the forces fighting to tear his mate apart? A near-death experience may make the choice for him.
Mission Primal is an MM paranormal romance novel and the first in the Men of the Pack series. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone, even though they are best enjoyed in order. Due to the explicit nature of some scenes, this book is not intended for readers under 18
Bitten – R. S. Beck
Book two in this series is 99c as well, see below.
The graveyard shift is really starting to live up to its name.
Multiple murders, blood-drained bodies, and a rookie to train: work has suddenly got quite hectic for police constable Jesse Ross.
When a sharp-toothed suspect is stolen from his care and evidence of something unnatural begins to unfold, it can only get worse. Jesse quickly finds himself drawn into a dangerous case that should have nothing to do with him – alongside the first man to catch his interest for a long time, and the last man he’s allowed to want.
Despite his need to know, Jesse fully intends to leave the investigating to the detectives – but soon takes a bite to his own neck, making it hard to ignore even the minute possibility of something truly sinister, a possibility that no one else seems to want to entertain. And the rookie? Well, it’s equally hard to ignore the man who has his back through every twist, turn, and tiny mental breakdown.
Luckily for Jesse, he can’t truly worry about his future or his feelings until he’s finished worrying about making it out alive, and there’s an ancient evil with other plans in Bitten.
Changed – R.S. Beck
The first book in this series is 99c as well, see above.
It really is hard to kill what’s already dead.
With Halloween over, Jesse and Cooper want nothing more than to return to normal life, but their problems are far from over. The elder they fought so hard to stop wasn’t adequately destroyed; worse, it’s missing, and remains a threat to them all. The news being delivered by an angry vampire hellbent on finishing the job that Franklin failed to doesn’t help much, either.
With some suspicion-inducing help from Franklin and the promise of Jesse’s “special connection,” the pair manage to negotiate a deal: they’ll help find and stop the elder, once and for all. At least this time around, they have some idea what they’re dealing with.
Or so they think, only to slowly uncover something much deeper, much darker than anything any of them expected, something even the vampires can’t begin to understand, something that’s going to change everything – not least of all Jesse and Cooper themselves in Changed.
The Problem With Mistletoe – Kyle Baxter
A Gay Christmas Romance!
David Cooper did not believe in happily ever after. He thought he’d let his chance at that pass him by—between work, being a single father and planning a Christmas party for his mother’s charity, his life was complicated enough. And then he has to ask Alex Capili, an old friend who just returned from the big city, to help run the charity event. Spending weeks working closely together, old feelings come up and David wonders if fairy tales really do come true.
Alex came home to help sell off his family’s restaurant. He was not looking for love, and happy endings only happen in movies. But nothing about this return trip home town is quite what he had expected, and David is still the best man he’s ever known: a good father, with a heart as big as all outdoors… and disarmingly handsome in The Problem With Mistletoe.
Human Omega: Discovered on the Slave Planet – Eileen Glass
This is the first book in the series. Books two and three are both 99c and are listed above.
How does a bad day get worse, you ask?
How about being squished between two huge, naked dudes with their meaty schlongs hanging out and everything?
It’s all a matter of opinion, but Carter’s day is going pretty badly. He’s an engineer captured by bug aliens, now depending on his large, muscled, naked cage mates for food and warmth. They seem sentient, so that’s good. But they’re also handsy. Which is… complicated. Read more in Human Omega: Discovered on the Slave Planet.
Mages & Mechanisms – Devin Harnois
Leander Weatherford doesn’t want a mage, but he needs one. Enchanted mechanical animals are all the rage among the upper classes, and selling them will save his struggling family business. Enter Jak, whose enchanting ability is second only to his talent for flirting. It’s dangerous to keep such a tempting man close, but Leander can’t resist—in more ways than one.
Jak needs money to continue his aimless life of running. A partnership with Leander provides both income and a lovely diversion. Their masterful creations catch the attention of an eccentric baroness who offers them an enormous sum for an ambitious project—a full-scale mechanical dragon.
Swept into a life rubbing elbows with nobility, Leander is pleased but overwhelmed. Spending both workdays and evenings with Jak, he finds himself drawing closer to the charming mage. But Jak is hiding a dangerous secret, and the truth could tear them apart. Find out more in Mages & Mechanisms.
Broken Triangle – Elle W. Silver
Warning: this books ends on a cliffhanger, and the story continues in the next book according to the blurb and reviews.
Will their love for one another be enough?
Life has just started to look up for Jamie. He has a job at the Moore Manor. He is finally free of his abusive uncle. He has a friend who genuinely cares for him. But when the attentions of the Hotel owner’s son begin to threaten his newfound peace, Jamie worries.
Riley doesn’t appreciate being summoned to Moore Manor. But while at home, he meets the most beautiful young man he’s ever seen. He wants to court the younger man, but his mother complicates his intention with a shocking revelation. Not to mention the Vampire he can’t seem to stop fantasizing about.
Ben’s been sent to find a nuisance witch. He needs to put all thoughts of a destined soul mate out of his head and focus on the task ahead. But when he realizes that the witch is more powerful than he originally thought, his priorities shift. He must now protect the two men with everything he has, even if one of them wants nothing to do with him.
Can Jamie, Riley, and Ben navigate their complicated lives, the threat of a wicked witch with a grudge and their forbidden love for one another?
Broken Triangle is the first installment in the Eternal Soulmates Series, a sexy saga of stories about vampires, witches, werewolves, and humans. If you love your stories steamy, action-packed and emotional, then you’ll love Elle W Silver’s first book.
Broken Triangle is not a standalone. The story continues in Eternal Flame Series #2.
Smalltown Boy – Amelia C. Wilson
Comment: This is an unknown author to me, and the book only has one review, but hey, if it’s free, it’s worth a try, right?
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? Find out in Smalltown Boy.