Welcome to this week’s hot new releases, 99c deals, and freebies in gay romance! It’s another great haul this week, with some interesting new releases, a whole bunch of 99c deals, and some freebies.
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.
Heart2Heart Volume 3
Once upon a time, a group of authors wondered… What if the Heart2Heart app — the dating app with a glitch that matched up the oddest, most perfect couples, and sponsored the charity date raffles that helped dozens of people find love — offered a classifieds section, too?
Need a handyman who knows how to wear a tool belt? Have a closet of drag costumes that needs a new home? How about finally tracking down that guy who made the perfect drink, or who’s just the right height to reach the top shelf?
Join some of your favorite authors of gay romance as they bring you sixteen brand-new stories inspired by reader suggestions with Heart2Heart Volume 3
Once again, all proceeds from this collection will go to the authors’ favorite LGBTQ charities, to ensure that love in all its forms will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!
Banner – JJ Harper
Can you find love after you’ve lost everything?
He lost everything, his life was shattered, and ever since, Banner has kept his heart closed. One betrayal of trust is enough.
Four years later, a man steps into his life. Sweet, vibrant, and handsome, he ticks all the right boxes. He’s the one who Banner’s willing to open his heart for.
From the moment Jasper sees the tall, long-haired, gorgeous man, he knows Banner is the man for him. And he is prepared to wait for Banner to lower his defenses and let him in.
Just when they think they find their happily ever after, Banner’s ex-boyfriend comes back. The one who ruined him. But he doesn’t want forgiveness; he just wants to set things straight.
Typically, nothing goes the way it should.
Banner is book three in the Redemption series and follows on immediately from the first two books. While it can be read as a standalone, it’s best enjoyed reading the books in order.
It contains man-on-man loving and is advised for 18+.
Charlie’s Hero – Nic Starr
Comment: This is a re-release from a title that was previously published by Dreamspinner.
Rejection may try to tear them apart but will ultimately bring them together.
Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown seeking the life he’s been missing since coming out. He wants simple things–friendship and a sense of belonging–and it looks like his dreams are coming true when an accident brings Josh into his life.
When paramedic Josh Campbell attends an emergency and meets Charlie, sparks fly. He’s found the one person who makes him feel whole and who he wants to build a future with. But the thought of being rejected by his brother, the man who sacrificed everything for him, is overwhelming.
For Charlie to have his happy ever after, he needs Josh to take a chance, but is their love strong enough motivation for Josh? And if Josh’s worst fears come true, can their relationship survive the fallout?
It’s not until Charlie confronts his own past that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s Hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that his dreams can come true.
Note: This book has been previously published. The story content has not changed from the previously published version. Charlie’s Hero is a novel of approximately 62k words.
Best Man – Lily Morton
Recommendation: Lily Morton has that perfect British humor that’s super snarky. The banter in her books is amazing. I love her books!
Zeb Evans doesn’t do messy.
The product of a disorganized and chaotic childhood, Zeb likes order and control, and as the boss of his own employment agency he can give that to himself. Life runs along strict lines and he never mixes business with pleasure. Everything in his life lives in neat, alphabetized boxes. Until Jesse.
Jesse Reed is Zeb’s complete opposite. He’s chaos personified. A whirling cyclone of disorder. He’s also charming and funny and a very unwanted distraction.
Which is why it comes as a complete surprise to Zeb to find himself asking Jesse to pose as his boyfriend for a few days in the country at a wedding.
Zeb doesn’t do impulsive, but as the time away progresses, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the merry and irreverent Jesse. But can he bring himself to break the hard-won lessons he’s learnt in life? And even if he can, how could Jesse be attracted to him anyway? He’s so much older than Jesse, not to mention being his boss.
From the bestselling author of the Mixed Messages and Finding Home series comes a warm and funny romance about one man’s fight for control and another man’s determination to circumvent it.
Best Man is the first book in the Close Proximity series, but it can be read as a standalone.
Tethered Souls – Ashe Winters
Recommendation: I loved the first book in this series, which had great banter, action, and world building. That one didn’t really have romance yet, so I’m hoping we’ll see more of that in this one!
Did I fall down some kind of rabbit hole into crazy town? People I thought were long dead start popping out of the grave all over the place. I want off this ride and back to my regularly scheduled life. Unfortunately, it looks like I’m stuck with Ryker because of his weird powers and whatever he did to me. I guess if I had to be tethered to a human, Ryker is okay. Not that I like him or anything. I’m just not sure about his idea to hunt down the psychopath that tried to kill me. Something doesn’t feel right about this whole thing, and why am I getting this weird itch to protect Ryker all of a sudden?
My foster mother always warned me that using my powers without fully understanding them would land me in trouble. Turns out, she was right. I’m not a fan of fate, but it looks like Avery and I are more connected than I thought. Who knew I’d become so attached to the wildcat vampire that fell into my lap during a rainstorm of bullets? And that’s the problem. I’m spiritually attached to him now with no way to undo it. With more questions than answers, Avery is going to have to just deal with my plan to hunt down a murderer. I need to know who and what I am before the people I love get hurt.
Tethered Souls is the second book in the Consequences of a Sin Series and follows vampire Avery and human Ryker as they navigate the new truth of their world. Danger lurks around the corner, and these two will have to discover what it truly means to be tethered, or risk the destruction of their very souls. This book is not a standalone and reading the series in order is highly recommended.
Alpha’s Sacrifice – Nora Phoenix
Four men, brought together by fate, connected in more powerful ways than they’d ever imagined.
Lidon, the powerful alpha-cop, who helps a vulnerable omega through his heat and connects with him in a way that leaves him reeling.
Vieno, the omega who suffers from a medical condition that requires an alpha’s help. It was supposed to be mere sex, but his instant attraction to the alpha goes much deeper.
Enar, the alpha-doctor who works himself to the bone, anything to drown out his inner voices that scream at him he’s not a real alpha.
Palani, the sassy beta reporter who will do anything to save his omega lover and childhood friend, even if it means watching another man claim him.
Amidst political unrest, evidence of corruption and fraud, and a life-threatening medical issue, four men figure out what and who they are to each other.
Alpha’s Sacrifice is an MMMM mpreg romance and the first book in the Irresistible Omegas series, which combines epic world building with suspense, romance, sexy times, and all the feels. Buckle up for an emotional rollercoaster that will leave you breathless!
This is not a stand-alone and ends on a cliffhanger, but the sequel is already available. Please note the triggers warnings in the front of the book.
Alpha’s Submission – Nora Phoenix
Can four men find love when old legends turn out to be real and enemies come at them from every side?
Lidon, Vieno, Palani, and Enar are finding their way in their relationship, but things are about to get a lot more complicated. New arrivals on the ranch bring new knowledge, and Lidon steps into a legendary identity, finding powers he never knew he had.
But he’s not the only one who knows the old legends, and between his newfound powers and the conspiracy Palani uncovers, they’re making enemies left and right. When his mates and his home are threatened, Lidon takes a stand and vows to protect what’s his. But will it be enough?
Alpha’s Submission is an MMMM mpreg romance and the second book in the Irresistible Omegas series, which combines epic world building with suspense, romance, sexy times, and all the feels. This is not a stand-alone but continues the story from the first book. It ends with a HEA for our four men, but their storyline will continue in the next books as secondary characters.
Borrowing Blue – Lucy Lennox
Blue: When my ex walks into the resort bar with his new husband on his arm, I want nothing more than to prove to him that I’ve moved on. Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to me is more than willing to share a few kisses in the name of revenge. It gets even better when those scorching kisses turn into a night of fiery passion.
The only problem? Turns out the stranger’s brother is marrying my sister later this week.
Tristan: I have one rule: no messing with the guests at my vineyard resort. Of course the one exception I make turns out to be the brother of the woman my brother’s about to marry. Now we’re stuck together for a week of wedding activities, and there’s no avoiding the heat burning between us.
So fine, we make a deal: one week. One week to enjoy each other’s bodies and get it out of our system. Once the bride and groom say I do and we become family, it’ll all be over between us. Right? Find out in Borrowing Blue.
Honeymoon for One – Keira Andrews
The wedding is off, but the love story is just beginning.
Betrayed the night before his wedding by the supposed boy of his dreams, Ethan Robinson escapes the devastating fallout by going on his honeymoon alone to the other side of the world. Hard of hearing and still struggling with the repercussions of being late-deafened, traveling by himself leaves him feeling painfully isolated with his raw, broken heart.
Clay Kelly never expected to be starting life over in his forties. He got hitched young, but now his wife has divorced him and remarried, his kids are grown, and he’s left his rural Outback town. In a new career driving a tour bus on Australia’s East Coast, Clay reckons he’s happy enough. He enjoys his cricket, a few beers, and a quiet life. If he’s a bit lonely, it’s not the end of the world.
Clay befriends Ethan, hoping he can cheer up the sad-eyed young man, and a crush on an unattainable straight guy is exactly the safe distraction Ethan needs. Yet as the days pass and their connection grows, long-repressed desires surface in Clay, and they are shocked to discover romance sparking. Clay is the sexy, rugged man of Ethan’s dreams, and as the clock counts down on their time together, neither wants this honeymoon to end.
Honeymoon for One is a gay romance by Keira Andrews featuring an age gap, a slow burn of newfound friends to lovers, first-time m/m sex, and of course a happy ending.
One Little Word – F.N. Manning
What happens when the most popular guy in school must depend on a social pariah to save his skin?
Luke Chambers is about to find out. When one stupid word heard by the wrong ears sends the captain of the baseball team’s life into chaos, his plan to get out of trouble involves the one kid who seems to hate him.
Ryan just wants to have some fun at the jock’s expense. He won’t be stupid enough to fall for the gorgeous blonde with green eyes, dimples and impressive arm muscles from pitching. Okay, he might like to look, but it’s difficult being the only gay kid in a small town.
Relationships are never easy, especially when both people want different things. Ryan wants a boyfriend who wants him back. Luke wants things to start making sense again. But what if they both wanted the same thing? What if they want each other?
Could one terrible word lead to something great?
One Little Word is an LGBT teen fiction book for anybody who loves fun romantic comedies, fake boyfriends and silly situations, enemies becoming friends and opposites who attract. This gay romance novel also includes a ridiculous amount of hand holding.
The Alpha King – Victoria Sue
The Kingdom of Askara has been torn apart by conflict for centuries, where humans exist as subservient beings to their werewolf masters. Legend says it will only be able to heal itself when an Alpha King and a pure omega are mated and crowned together, but a pure omega hasn’t been born in over a thousand years.
Luca is an Alpha-heir eagerly awaiting the choosing ceremony on his twenty-fifth birthday and the gifts granted by whichever omega he mates. His small pack is destitute due to the decisions of its ruling council, but being only an Alpha-heir, he has no authority to challenge them. Not until now—this moment he has waited a long time for.
Kit grew up as a street-rat, an unlicensed human who would never be more than a slave for whichever master owns him. Then one day he came across a young Alpha-heir, attacked and dying of poison, and found out their fates were suddenly entwined.
Luca needs to take over his pack and save his people. He cannot afford to be distracted. But when he meets Kit, he develops abilities indicating he is not just a pack Alpha, but the King his world has needed for a thousand years.
Is Kit really the cause of Luca’s newfound power, the true mate he needs? How is it possible when the young man isn’t even a werewolf, and as merely a human, a mating is not only forbidden, but for Kit, a sentence of death? Find out in The Alpha King.(MPreg)
A Love Like Fire – Tricia Owens
When the mercenary Caledon meets a young man named Hadrian, he falls instantly, hopelessly in love with him. Black-haired and silver-eyed, Hadrian is unlike any man Caledon has seen before. His uncertain responses to Caledon’s advances only make the mercenary more determined to pursue and win him.
But Hadrian is a mystery, and harbors untold secrets. He hails from an island inhabited by sorcerers and has come to Caledon’s city to recruit the mercenaries for a well-paying job offered by Hadrian’s father. Except the job is a lie. Hadrian is far more dangerous than his disposition suggests, and what he wants with Caledon and the mercenaries of Rhiad will forever change the land and set in motion a prophecy that will bind two men together in love, lust and hatred…until death.
A Love Like Fire is a re-written, re-edited version of the title, The Sorcerer’s Betrayal.
Primal Wish – Parker Skye
Book 3 in this series is 99c as well.
Anybody should consider themselves lucky to be Ryan’s fated mate.
He’s the werewolf version of the perfect boy-next-door, after all.
His unquestionable loyalty and innate kindness only add to his overall attractiveness. Unfortunately for Izzy, life hasn’t doled out a lot of luck so far. Eons spent as a glorified indentured servant have left the genie more than a little jaded. He’s convinced nothing good can come from allowing himself to fall for his newest master, no matter how tempting the werewolf may be.
Once Ryan gets over the shock of his soulmate’s magical existence, he realizes he’s got an uphill battle ahead convincing Izzy to take a chance on their happiness. But even if he can get the D’Jinn to love him back, can Ryan break the curse of Izzy’s lamp or will he lose his mate forever in the end?
Primal Wish is an MM paranormal romance novel and the second 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.
Primal Paradox – Parker Skye
Logan is a jerk and proud of it.
He’s the perfect werewolf alpha in the making — loyal to his pack yet confidently arrogant.
That is…until he makes a truly stupid deal with a shady warlock named Kai.
As any respectable alpha would, Logan puts his pack’s needs first, risking his future happiness to save one of his own. While the warlock’s help is invaluable to the pack’s cause, the deal Logan makes is too nebulous to suspect how much it’s going to screw with his life in the future.
When Kai shows up again, ready to claim his end of their bargain, it’s more than Logan’s willing to give. Logan bristles at being backed into a corner and his normally abrasive nature only goes further into overdrive. Finally, Logan is forced to decide whose happiness he can live with the most – his family’s, his own, or his soulmate’s. Logan’s certain someone is going to get shafted no matter what decision he makes.
Primal Paradox is an MM paranormal romance and the third 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.
Salvus – R. Phoenix
Van doesn’t care if Omar is his fated mate — or whatever other BS the world believes in. He’s not going to be trapped in a relationship because the universe says he should be. Worse yet, Van’s not a huge fan of overbearing, entitled, pretentious alphas. Tired of living under the rule of alphas, he runs away to Salvus, a city governed by betas… only to discover that having their protection may not be as idyllic as it sounds…
Omar knows his mate hates him — or at least, Van hates what he is. Even though they have an explosive relationship centered around Omar helping Van through his heats, he still cares enough to agree to take Van to Salvus. But once his mate is gone, he discovers Salvus hides sinister secrets.
Salvus is set in a non-shifter omegaverse that includes alphas, betas, omegas, heat, knotting, and male pregnancy. Sequel now available!
Noble and Strong – Tatum West
I learned long ago that I could look—but never touch. My father made it clear: I was no longer his son if I ever sinned with a man. But Connor Strong took hold of my heart the moment I saw on him. And he made that sin sound so, so sweet.
My dad is the most powerful Evangelical preacher in the country. Millions of people watch him on TV every Sunday morning. I’m the church’s golden boy—handsome, well-behaved, and straight. But a man like Connor Strong couldn’t be wrong in God’s eyes. And the way he kisses me is a spiritual revelation.
Connor makes sparks fly whenever he touches me. He teaches me, slowly and tenderly, and shows me exactly what he needs. He tells me I’m the perfect boyfriend, except for one thing. I’m not out. I can’t be.
But there are some things worth fighting for. And Connor Strong tops the list.
I came to Abingdon after my ex broke my heart. I resigned myself to a life alone. But when Noble Hansen walks into my bakery, sculpted and towering like a Norse god, I realize I need that man in my life. Sure, Noble’s a closet case and has some major issues with his mysterious family. But once he gets a taste, he can’t get enough—and I can’t get enough of him, either. He’s at my house every night, and I’m fine with staying secret during the day.
But drama comes along with dating the world’s kindest evangelical superstar. When anti-trans protesters fill the town, Connor stands up to them. And when one of the protesters gets assaulted, I’m the one getting accused. I have an alibi, but I can’t use it without letting everyone know his secret: I was in bed with Noble, teaching him something very new. I could ‘out’ Noble, change his entire life. But he’s not just a fling or a rebound. Noble is my everything, and I won’t reveal his secret, especially not while Reverend Hansen is watching his every move.
But it turns out that Noble is far braver than I ever imagined.
Noble and Strong is the fifth book in the Bridge to Abingdon series. Each book focuses on one adorable couple, and each can be read as a standalone novel. Noble and Connor have a tense, exciting, and sensual relationship with lots of first-time moments and out-for-you drama! There’s also your favorite Abingdon grandma, Gil Steele doing hot cop things in uniform, loads of rainbow baked goods, and a redemption story you’ll never expect. Connor and Noble are the defenders of Abingdon’s LGBTQ+ community, and they won’t let hate take over their town!
For the Living – LA Witt
For the last year, Jay Warren has struggled to find the nerve to tell his wife he’s gay. Every time he gets the chance, though, he freezes up. He’s ashamed of hiding it all this time and he doesn’t want to hurt her, and the guilt has been almost unbearable.
When his wife dies suddenly, Jay’s conscience threatens to eat him alive.
Funeral director Scott Lawson deals with the bereaved every day, and he’s all too familiar with the inside of the closet. He offers Jay some much-needed compassion and understanding, and from that connection comes a friendship that quickly—perhaps too quickly—turns into something more.
But are grief, guilt, and loneliness the only things tying them together? Or will Scott get fed up with being used as an emotional crutch before Jay realizes what he has? Find out in For the Living.
This 78,000 word novel was previously published.
Haru to Aiden – Alexia X
Comment: This is a somewhat taboo book, and I haven’t read it, so read with caution.
Eighteen-year-old Haru Ono has been in love with his stepbrother Aiden Davis since he was in middle school. Trying to keep his feelings under wraps is annoyingly hard when they’re living under the same roof in such close proximity, more so since Aiden is so caring and selflessly showers him with kindness.
Haru knows that family is important to Aiden, who has been shouldering the burden of raising five younger siblings, and it’s best Haru never reveals his feelings to Aiden. Then again, an eighteen-year-old boy with raging hormones can only bottle up so much until everything starts to burst in Haru to Aiden.