Welcome to this week’s hot new releases, 99c deals, and freebies in gay romance! It’s another solid list this week, with some amazing new releases (hello, Alpha’s Obedience!), some great 99c deals, and a few freebies. Please note there will be NO weekly deals next week due to travel (I’ll be at GRL).
All deals are valid as 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!
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.
Alpha’s Obedience – Nora Phoenix
Nora’s Recommendation: erm, duh! Of course you need to read this series, haha. It’s sexy, intriguing, with fantastic world building, found family, a dash of suspense, and amazing characters.
He’s determined to bring two enemies back together…but his own heart gets in the way.
When pregnant omega Sivney is asked to take care of a wounded alpha named Naran, he agrees. Naran is combatant, bitter, and determined to keep everyone at a distance, but especially Lev, the fellow alpha he betrayed in the worst way. Not that that’s hard, since he’s confined to his room after injuries to both his legs.
Sivney thinks that’s BS. It’s easy to see Naran and Lev belong together, even though relationships between two alphas are uncommon. But Lev needs something only Naran can give him, so Sivney is determined to bring them back together.
It works, until his own feelings get in the way…
And outside the PTP ranch, things get worse and worse… How will the pack survive?
Alpha’s Obedience is book 7 in the Irresistible Omegas series, a bestselling mpreg romance series which needs to be read in order to enjoy the plot lines fully. This slow burn enemies to lovers MMM romance has a little kink and ends on a happy for now, but these three will get their happy ever after in the next book.
Untamed – Carly Marie
Nora’s Recommendation: cowboys, daddy kink with ABDL, and friends to lovers. Yes, please.
Kyle Mitchell has forged his own path in life. He’s happy with his job as the head of horse breeding operations at Untamed, working for his best friend, Rand. Knowing his family has never accepted his sexuality, Kyle is shocked to find out he’s expected to be at his brother’s wedding with his boyfriend… a man who doesn’t exist.
After inheriting Untamed from his parents, Rand Everette is living his dream. His quiet life is turned upside down when his best friend, Kyle, asks him to be his fake boyfriend for his brother’s wedding. Faking chemistry won’t be difficult. They already know almost everything about each other and live together. How hard could it be?
What will Rand think when he finds out Kyle told his brother he not only has a boyfriend but his Daddy Dom as well? Will they be able to find a way to pull it off or will it all blow up? With the Mitchell family involved anything is possible, but maybe what starts as a fake relationship is just what Kyle and Rand need to find their way to each other.
This 75k word novel involves two adult men in love, as well as an age play/ABDL relationship.
Ready for You – Crystal Lacy
After mistakenly kissing a straight guy, Reggie expects Shohei to run the other way—not continue their fledgling friendship like nothing happened. Now if only Reggie can stop thinking about how Shohei’s lips tasted.
Shohei has never thought of himself as anything other than straight, but he can’t seem to forget the kiss he shared with Reggie. When Reggie volunteers to help him experiment with his newfound curiosity, he doesn’t resist the temptation.
It’s just a little bit of experimenting between friends, right?
Ready for You is a geeky, slow burn bisexual awakening MM romance with a HEA and no cliffhangers set in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Gareth’s Boy – Anna Wineheart
Nora’s Recommendation: age gap, mpreg, hurt/comfort, and firefighters? Sign me up!
No one expects lace in a laundry room to change their life.
At twenty-one, Flores Williams has a few things his (non-existent) friends don’t: a police record, abusive parents, and a colorful hobby. But the worst thing about being independent? Breaking an expensive washing machine right before your ballet audition. Flores needs clothes, he needs a job, he needs a miracle.
As long as that miracle isn’t Gareth Brown.
Ten years ago, Gareth lost his husband to a car accident. These days, he hangs around with his firefighting team, trying to fill the void in his heart. When his friend makes a request, Gareth agrees: Watch Tim Williams’ son. Flores is a criminal, and Gareth thinks he can stop that boy from going back into jail.
But Gareth isn’t prepared for Flores to call him Sir. Add to that the fact that Flores has never been kissed. And that Gareth increasingly wants Flores to be his boy. Gareth shouldn’t—he’s far older. He’s promised Tim that he wouldn’t get involved with Flores.
As fate drags them into a whirlpool of lace, sweet punishments, and an accidental pregnancy, will the growing fire between Flores and Gareth draw them closer, or will the demons from their pasts burn them to the ground?
Gareth’s Boy is a 82,000-word standalone non-shifter age-difference MPreg romance, featuring a protective firefighter, hurt/comfort, and a broken soul who learns to smile again. HEA guaranteed! Warning: This book contains so much heat, it’ll fog up your windows. Try to stay cool!!
Fall Deep – Raleigh Ruebens
Nora’s Comment: This is a new release at 99c.
Nobody knows the real me. I didn’t choose to be famous or wealthy, and I’ve seen firsthand how the media ruins lives–including mine. So I keep everything secret, controlled, and undisclosed. Especially the fact that I’m attracted to men.
And then Landon Luna breaks right through my shell. He’s a whirling tornado of flirtation, blond hair, and irresistible lips. He’s a ray of sunshine in my lonely life, and I desperately need to keep him close. But he refuses to sign my contract. And now every time his lips touch mine, it’s dangerous. So why can’t I stop?
With a reporter following my every move, the pressure is on. I need to keep things locked down. Need to keep myself under control. But I also need Landon–body and soul.
And no matter the danger, no matter the risk, I get what I want.
Even if it costs me everything.
I’ve spent my whole life falling in love too fast. It’s the same story every time: I meet hot guys, I fall so deep, I give them everything… and then they run away.
But then I meet Alex Aldridge. Alex is everything I’ve daydreamed about since boyhood–wicked hot, brooding, and secretly passionate as hell. He’s an heir to a technology empire, but behind all his money, he’s got an ocean of secrets. Like the fact that he’s into men. And the fact that he wants me.
There’s just one catch: Alex forbids me from telling a single soul that I’m seeing him. And he offers me an exorbitant sum of money to ensure my silence. The offer stings–but the thought of losing him hurts even more. Because after falling into bed with him, I’ve started falling in love.
I’ve never been good at secrets.
Especially ones that hurt.
But I don’t think I can let him go.
A Rumored Affair – Vicki Lynn
Vacationing at a gay resort is risky business for Winter Media’s CEO, Graham Winters. In negotiations for the purchase of an anti-LGBTQ publication, if found out he preferred men, the deal would collapse, along with Winter Media’s bottom line. But take a risk, Graham does. He can’t pass up two weeks where he can be himself.
But when Graham arrives at Secretus, there is no record of his reservation. Never one to take no for an answer, he coerces the owner of Secretus, Chris Katsaros, to let him stay in Chris’s home.
Winter Media owns one of the worst gossip rags in the country, so Chris has no choice but to agree to Graham’s terms. Chris keeps a low profile when it comes to Secretus, securing a safe environment where high profile gays can relax without media hounding their every move. An introvert by nature, Chris has a difficult time letting anyone into his life. As a foster kid, he had never experienced love until adopted by Pete and Bob.
Forced to entertain Graham, Chris finds they have more in common than he ever thought. The attraction between them is real, and Chris’s guarded heart begins to thaw.
Note from author: A Rumored Affair was originally published with Loose ID. In this version, I have added extra scenes and had it proofread by Red Pen Coach.
Idriador Chronicles – Colbie Dunbar
What happens when you discover your entire life’s been a lie?
Seb, a wealthy alpha, is locked up with Max, an omega who’s been running away from his family and his past. The alpha’s pet piglet, Trixie, befriends the omega, but Seb resists Max’s tempting aroma, preferring an uncomplicated, single lifestyle.
Max is also wary of getting romantically involved with his new boss and vows to keep their relationship professional.
But plans go awry, and one of the pair is not ready to accept his fate.
Woven through the narrative is the constant threat from Max’s father which sends the trio—alpha, omega and piglet– fleeing across Idriador.
Motorbikes, Shakespeare, apples and limericks spice up their lives as the alpha and omega journey from strangers, to co-workers, to lovers and finally to parents.
And lemons! This is Seb and Max’s secret code word for when the world doesn’t make sense—which it often doesn’t.
Idriador Chronicles contains the books:
The Alpha’s Vow
The Alpha’s Word
The Alpha’s Bond
Uniform Speed – Devyn Morgan
NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK! An Out-For-You story in uniform.
The freedom of a road trip on a new motorbike – especially after getting out of a bad relationship – is the best thing Bryson had felt in a long time. Until a freak accident caused a wipe-out! Good thing Wesley Hirsch, a handsome state trooper who is “not straight and not out,” witnessed it and rushed to help.
Bryson can’t ride on until he – and his bike – are in decent condition again. Wesley puts him up overnight. Their chemistry blossoms and, as they learn about each other, they are inspired by each other’s strengths. If the trend sticks, Wesley will come out to his intimidating cop father. If his confidence grows, Bryson will press charges against his ex.
Best of all, if they find strength and courage in each other, they might also find love!
UNIFORM SPEED is a stand-alone gay romance with a HEA, explicit scenes, and no cliff hangers.
Starting From Zero – Lane Hayes
Justin Cuevas is going through a rough patch. A broken relationship, a scandal, and the demise of his band have shaken the aspiring rock star’s confidence. Working two jobs and sleeping on his friend’s sofa isn’t ideal, but Justin isn’t ready to give up yet. With a little luck, he’s hoping to re-launch his music career in LA with his new band, Zero. The key is to stay focused, and not get distracted by his past…or the sexy songwriter he can’t get out of his head.
Gray Robertson has written dozens of hits and worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. But he’s never met anyone like Justin. The younger man is fiery, passionate, and smart. A powerful voice for a new generation. Other than an unforgettable one-night stand and a passion for music, the two men have nothing in common. Or do they? Justin knows the out-of-the-blue challenge to write a quintessential love song is a huge opportunity. And it’s the ultimate test for someone who’s doesn’t believe in happily ever after. When sparks fly, Justin and Gray realize they have a shot something special if they are Starting From Zero together. Maybe even love.
All Books – Angelique Jurd
Nora’s Recommendation: All of Angelique Jurd’s books are on sale for 99c right now, so grab these fast. Below is one example of her books, the highly rated Jesse’s Smile.
Jesse Peterson is 26 and loves his job at a pet store. He loves the cats, the dogs and Sniffles the rabbit. What he doesn’t love is the way people assume that he can’t look after himself, that he’s isn’t a man. So, when the store’s newest customer, buying supplies for his kitten, asks him out, Jesse has trouble understanding why. Jesse knows he’s not stupid, but nobody else seems to know that. They just see a good-looking young man whose smile seems to be the brightest thing about him.
Drew Oliver isn’t other people. A high school teacher with a history of bad relationship choices, Drew is patient, loving, and doesn’t care that Jesse is different. He just cares about being able to make him smile as often as he can.
Everyone seems to have an opinion about the differences between Drew and Jesse, few notice the things they share. Can their relationship survive the scrutiny and judgement passed by everyone around them? And when one of Drew’s bad choices shows up, will love be enough to help them survive the aftermath?
Among the Living – Jordan Castillo Price
Once upon a time if you told doctors you heard voices,
they’d diagnose you as schizophrenic, put you on heavy drugs,
and lock you away in a cozy state institution
to keep you from hurting yourself or others.
Nowadays they test you first to see if you’re psychic.
Victor Bayne, the psychic half of a PsyCop team, is a gay medium who’s more concerned with flying under the radar than making waves.
He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic (or “Stiff”) from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partner’s retirement party, and it seems like his dubious luck has taken a turn for the better. But then a serial killer surfaces who can change his appearance to match any witness’ idea of the world’s hottest guy.
Solving murders is a snap when you can ask the victims whodunit, but this killer’s not leaving any spirits behind.
Among the Living is book 1 of PsyCop, an ongoing M/M Urban Fantasy series featuring steamy love scenes, astonishing psychic talents, gruesome murders, and a slew of creepy otherworldly creatures.
Caysen’s Catch – Daryl Banner
I’m a tough, no-nonsense personal trainer with a secret:
I’ve fallen for my best friend Wade.
The last thing I want to do is tell him.
Why risk ruining such a perfect friendship?
We were roommates in college.
We’ve been best buddies ever since.
And I confide in my best friend about everything…
…everything except this.
Whatever I do seems to get me into more trouble.
I’m crazy for him – and growing crazier with every passing day.
Will my secret ever come out?
Are you ready to meet the four hot men of the Boys & Toys series?
Caysen, Wade, Dean, and Garret – These four young best friends are living in a city full of parties and clubs and sex. While managing the grind of day jobs, they chase their dreams – and get into lots of trouble. Hopping from POV to POV within each novella, you will get a thrillingly intimate look into the intertwining lives of these four very different men. Fall in love alongside them, party with them, and have the time of your life! Think of it like the book version of your new favorite gay TV series: addictive, binge-worthy, and hot as hell!
“BOYS & TOYS” is a serial series of hot and fun male/male novellas that follow the lives of four gay best friends. All four books are available and also in Kindle Unlimited. The suggested reading order is:
Predestination Unknown – Tanya Chris
Luther is almost enjoying a rainy day in Salem, Massachusetts on All Hallow’s Eve when his pursuit of a light-haired, light-skinned guy in a Pilgrim costume sends him crashing back in time to Salem 1692 and the start of the Salem witchcraft trials.
Ezekiel was only going about his chores when a gay, bi-racial man from the future dropped into his life. He doesn’t know Luther is from 2017, not from Boston. He doesn’t know that it’s OK to feel about a man the way he’s coming to feel about Luther. And he has no idea that the wealthy men running Salem are about to hang twenty people for the trumped-up crime of witchcraft.
Ezekiel has a lot to learn, both in bed and out, and he’s going to have to get up to speed fast if he and Luther are going to prevent a Colonial American tragedy, one that has already kind of happened. Is our future predestined? Or can Luther and Ezekiel change the course of their country for the better?
Predestination Unknown is a full-length M/M time travel romance.
Content warning: Some unsympathetic secondary characters hold and express racist views. Most of these are immediately refuted by other characters, but a few comments go uncorrected.
A Not So Typical Love – Tristan Rowen
When Jordan Cameron was ten years old, his mother stopped speaking and was never the same again, going from one institution to another and ultimately to a group home. While his father explores the world as a well-renowned geoscientist, Jordan’s older brother, Tim, is forced to raise him.
Tim, eleven years older than Jordan, never had a normal childhood, living with their schizophrenic mother.
Jordan lives in his own world, or so that’s what it seems to the average person. No one, not even his brother, has ever given him a chance. That is until Tim’s best friend comes along.
Thirty year old Jamie Perron has a history of bad relationships, alternating between men and women. This last time he is kicked out by his girlfriend and has nowhere to go so he turns to his best friend, Tim.
Music is the driving force that draws Jordan and Jamie together. Never did Jamie think he would develop an intense, romantic relationship with a strange, quiet, and sullen (yet cute) nineteen year old boy through the course of one interesting summer.
Out in the beautiful countryside on acres and acres of land in Northeastern Massachusetts, Jordan learns to love, Jamie learns how to be loved, and Tim learns how to let go in A Not So Typical Love.
Giving Up the Fight – Faith Ryan
Lennox Caldwell is a talented fighter with a bad reputation and a habit of drowning his emotions in the bottle. When a few past one too many lands him yet another DUI, his trainer and Rock Hard Gym’s owner, Mad Max Malone insists on mandatory AA meetings or he’s out. With his career on the line he reluctantly enters rehab, where his new babysitter has him questioning everything about who he is.
Tanner West isn’t happy with his new sponsee match. Lennox is an arrogant asshole with apparent memory issues, and no matter how hot he is, Tanner knows better than to get involved with someone new to the program. Been there, done that. And while Lennox might not remember their meeting the night before, Tanner can’t get it out of his head.
Can their growing attraction survive Tanner’s past and Lennox’s faulty memory? Find out in Giving Up the Fight.