New Release - Shiver by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

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SURPRISE!

SHIVER, an all-new dark and sexy MM standalone from Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is LIVE!

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Title: Shiver

Cover Designer: Hang Le

Publication Date: October 15th

Wide-eyed and innocent, you stumbled into my world, never knowing the danger that lurked within. The Wolfe’s Den is no place for a little lamb, but you came anyway, and from the moment you stepped inside, you were mine.

In my life there are no happy accidents. Every move is carefully orchestrated. Every situation premeditated. That’s what makes the hunt so intoxicating.

What you need, I become.

What you crave, I will give.

Except the one thing you desire above all else—love.

Everything I told you is true—I’m not a good man, but you choose what you want to hear.

You shouldn’t have come that night. Maybe then you’d be safe. But it’s too late now.

I want you because you remind me of him. I need you to give me back what I lost.

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About Ella

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite contemporary romance, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!” Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Phillips. EllaLogo.jpg

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About Brooke

Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance that ranges from comedy to suspense to erotic. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts. If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for years. Or you can reach her at www.BrookeBlaine.com. Brooke Blaine_profile pic.jpg

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Blog Tour - Tate by Ella Frank

"The Temptation Series by Ella Frank was proof that if we open our minds and our hearts to love without boundaries, the result is nothing less than extraordinary."

-- Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Tate, the sexy new installment in The Temptation Series by Ella Frank is available NOW!!!

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Tate (Temptation #5) by Ella Frank

Publishing Date: September 12th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

William Tate Morrison – The man who came into my life and turned my entire world—and me—on its ass.

Logan Mitchell has always been a man with a plan.

One for work. One for his relationship. And one for his life. Which is exactly the way he liked it—until recently.

Now with words like marriage and weddings floating around his head, Logan’s plans have suddenly changed course, and where they want him to go has him feeling somewhat distracted.

Tate Morrison knows Logan better than anybody else—or so he thinks. So when his lawyer is finding it hard to sleep at night, he chalks it up to the craziness that has recently descended on their lives.

Never in a million years would he guess what’s really on Logan’s mind.

Tate is the fifth book in the Temptation Series, and the next chapter in the lives of the two men we have all come to know and love.

Excerpt:

When Logan came to a stop in the doorway, he spotted Tate seated cross-legged on the floor in amongst piles of books, DVDs, and paperwork in various files and binders. There was stuff everywhere, and when Tate looked over his shoulder at Logan, he couldn’t stop himself from smiling at the picture he made. Tate was wearing grey sweats and a faded green t-shirt with some band he’d seen years ago printed on it. But that wasn’t what had Logan crossing to him, wanting a kiss. No, that’d be all those damn curls. They were sticking out all over the place and framing his face as Tate aimed that charming grin of his up at Logan. Logan bent down and pressed a kiss to those curved lips, and Tate hummed and gladly returned it. “Looks like you’ve made some progress,” Logan said. Tate looked around and nodded. “Yeah, a bit. God, that smells amazing.” “Here.” Logan handed him the box. “No point in moving. I’ll grab some paper towels and drinks. What do you want?” Tate put the pizza box down in front of him. “A water.” Logan shook his head and then headed out to the kitchen, calling over his shoulder, “I’ll never understand how you drink water with your pizza. That’s just wrong.” “I’ve always had water with it. Habit, I guess. Oh, hey? Are you still okay with going to Jill’s this weekend?” Logan grabbed the paper towels, a Coke and water from the fridge, and then walked back into the study, tossing the bottled water. “Yeah, of course. I assume you decided it would be a good idea?” “I don’t know that I’d go that far. But I want to see my nephews, and I’d really like you to meet them and my friends.” Logan tried to keep his face neutral as Tate’s words went straight to his heart. But damn, not only was he proud of Tate, he felt incredibly loved by him in that moment. “Then we should go.” Tate flipped open the pizza box and scooted over to make room for him, and as Logan took up the vacated spot, he let his eyes wander around the disaster zone and cleared his throat. “This room is a mess.” Tate tore off a paper towel and then picked up a slice of the deep-dish pepperoni they’d decided on. “I’m thinking it’ll probably take us the longest. Who knew we had so much junk in here?” Logan reached for a DVD set sitting on the top of the pile and screwed his nose up. “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? Really? I think we need a trash pile. Have you started one of those?” “Hey,” Tate said around a bite of his pizza. “Don’t even think about it. I grew up watching that.” “The important part of that sentence is you grew up.” Logan flipped the DVD over in his hand, read the back of the box, and then raised a questioning eyebrow. “This might actually explain a few things about you.” “Really?” Tate rolled his eyes. “Then it must also explain a few things about the majority of young boys in the eighties. That was a popular show. You aren’t throwing it out; it’s nostalgic. Plus, you never know, if you sat down and watched an episode with me, you just might like it.” “Highly doubtful.” Logan put the box down and reached for a slice of pizza. “Okay. Okay. I know you were more into books than TV,” Tate said, as his eyes went to the mountains of literature stacked in piles against the far wall. “What was something you read as a boy? Is it in one of those piles?” Logan swallowed his mouthful of food and looked over at the books while Tate kept on talking. “I mean, there are some pretty old-looking ones mixed in there with the autobiographies, textbooks, and National Geographics.” Logan looked back to Tate and narrowed his eyes. “Pretty old ones? What am I, sixty?” Tate unscrewed his water and took a long gulp, draining half of it, then put the lid back on and set it down. “Nope. About to turn thirty-eight, last time I checked.” “How about you stop checking?”

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Try (Temptation #1)

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Take (Temptation #2)

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About Ella Frank:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!” A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips. EFLogo.jpg Connect with Ella: Newsletter – www.bit.ly/1hEYtgn

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Cover Reveal - Tate (Temptation Series Book V) by Ella Frank

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"The Temptation Series by Ella Frank was proof that if we open our minds and our hearts to love without boundaries, the result is nothing less than extraordinary."

-- Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Tate, the sexy new installment in The Temptation Series by Ella Frank is coming September 12th!!!

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Tate (Temptation #5) by Ella Frank

Publishing Date: September 12th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

Cover Designer: Shanoff Formats

Photographer: Fred Goudon

Model: Clément Becq

William Tate Morrison – The man who came into my life and turned my entire world—and me—on its ass.

Logan Mitchell has always been a man with a plan.

One for work. One for his relationship. And one for his life. Which is exactly the way he liked it—until recently.

Now with words like marriage and weddings floating around his head, Logan’s plans have suddenly changed course, and where they want him to go has him feeling somewhat distracted.

Tate Morrison knows Logan better than anybody else—or so he thinks. So when his lawyer is finding it hard to sleep at night, he chalks it up to the craziness that has recently descended on their lives.

Never in a million years would he guess what’s really on Logan’s mind.

Tate is the fifth book in the Temptation Series, and the next chapter in the lives of the two men we have all come to know and love.

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2vBNz5r

Start the Series Today!

(Free in Kindle Unlimited)

Try (Temptation #1)

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2ofZBK0

Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/4wL4UM

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Take (Temptation #2)

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Trust (Temptation #3)

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Tease (Temptation #4)

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2qTddg1

Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/WzagU3

Add to GoodReads: https://goo.gl/DzOR46

About Ella Frank:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips. EllaFrankLogo Connect with Ella: Newsletter – www.bit.ly/1hEYtgn

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Website – www.ellafrank.com

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Instagram - www.instagram.com/ellafrank1/

Email: admin@ellafrank.com

Heart of Glass - Celebration, Release Day and Giveaway



Good morning, lovely readers!

Welcome to my revamped blog *strokes the pretty*. I'm so thrilled by how wonderful it looks. Thank you to Jessica from Finger Lakes Flash for all your hard work on making it look so fantastic.

It's been 5 long years to the day (how serendipitous) since my first published novelette, Heart of Glass was released as part of the Second Chances Anthology back in 2012.

There's a story behind how this little tale came about, the character of Heath inspired by two men I crossed paths with on a regular basis some years ago. Two men whose lives were a day to day struggle. Two men I'll never forget.

Now it's been given new life, been reedited and has a gorgeous new cover thanks to Jessica at Finger Lakes Flash, and I am so proud and excited to bring it to you once more.

Thank you for my wonderful beta readers Susan Reeves and Kaye P. Hallows. Without your support, this story wouldn't be what it is today.


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Days after arriving in Australia for a working holiday, Zack Doherty is blindsided by the connection he instantly feels to Heath Connors.  Zack is uncharacteristically forward in pushing Heath to accept a date.


Heath has only recently had the courage to admit his true self, walking away from his marriage and a good job when he could no longer lie to himself. The attraction he feels for a stranger that fleetingly crossed his path confirms he made the right choice. Will Zack be the one to mend Heath’s heart of glass? 


EXCERPT - ZACK DOHERTY


    I headed for the bathroom, smiling at the thought of the man who had captivated my interest. But once I opened the door, the most beautiful voice I’d ever heard echoing through the room, my head snapped toward the sweet, melodic sound. There, standing at the sink, humming to himself as he washed his hands, was the man who’d been on my mind non-stop for the past twenty-four hours. Dressed in a white T-shirt and worn, pale blue jeans which hugged his ass in all the right places, he looked scrumptious. Gaze trailing upward, I noted his sun-kissed hair was thick and long, just as I’d pictured, but this time it was smoothed back into a ponytail. As I drew closer, I noticed he smelled of soap, so fresh and clean, and couldn’t hold back my moan. That was when he glanced up, baby blues widening as he caught my reflection in the mirror.

    “Well, hello again.” My voice may have sounded calm, sexy even, but in truth I was jumping out of my skin, heart about ready to burst as he turned to face me.

    “Oh. Hi.” He dried his hands and tossed the used paper towel into the trash, then scratched his chin and stared all over the place. His obvious shyness was so damn cute, but as he pushed past me and headed for the door, I began to panic. I didn’t want him to go, but it was clear I was making him uncomfortable.

     Before my head could catch up with my body’s actions, I’d grabbed him by the arm and whirled him around, then used my free hand to slam the door shut.
     
     “Wh-what are you doing?” His tone was surprised rather than angry, and I hoped that was a good sign.

     “Don’t go.”

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This story is exclusive to Amazon, and is also available through KU



GIVEAWAY


To celebrate all things release and blog revamp, I'm giving away a $10 Amazon gift card, along with an e-copy of my paranormal romance, The Haunting of Angus Macgregor.




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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Hey everyone,

Just to let you know the blog is getting a bit of a revamp, and when it's done, it's going to look gorgeous!

Thanks for your patience.

More exciting book news to follow soon!!

L. J. :)

Nature of the Beast by Aimee Brissay

Release day – Nature of the Beast by Aimee Brissay



Synopsis
One mistake is all it takes for all hell to break loose.

After sorceress Alexandra tries to kill her insane father, her fae uncle expels her from the Otherworld to keep her safe. Living among humans, she wants nothing more than to leave her past behind. But working for the vampires and the werewolves doesn’t shield her for long.

When she saves a hurt werewolf pup, Alexandra inadvertently breaks the bond tying him with the pack and becomes his new alpha. This unheard-of shift exposes her to all kind of dangers, but it’s the least of Alexandra’s worries.

Back in the Otherworld, her father has not forgotten her and dispatches an assassin to kill her. But just who is this mysterious foe, and what will their arrival mean not only to Alexandra but to the delicate balance of the world?

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Excerpt

“Settle down, little one. No one is going to hurt you here.”
His gaze darted to the hallway Chris had disappeared down, and he let out a low rumble.
I smiled and answered his silent question. “Not even him. He will come around.” After he’d got over having a werewolf in the house and came to terms with the idea that werewolves were real, that was.
“Trust me. Now settle down.” Though keeping my tone calm, I put as much force as I could muster behind the words.
I wasn’t a shifter, and the animal had no reason to obey me. But power was power, no matter where it came from, and I was praying it would be enough. Otherwise, I was screwed.
The wolf growled, shifting his center of gravity lower down his back as he prepared to jump.
I was familiar enough with werewolves to know they reacted to strength and dominance, so I tried again, putting more of that behind my words. “Enough!”
The growl subsided without dying completely, and the eyes holding mine became more alert, the anxiety in them half-replaced by curiosity.
“That’s it. Settle down.”
The wolf whimpered and crouched until his belly rested on the floor. He regarded me carefully, his upper lip still curled in a threat. He didn’t trust me. Not yet. The feeling was mutual.
I wasn’t his alpha, nor did I want to be, but I needed him calm and obedient. My heart, which beat loudly when I first faced the animal, had lowered to a more normal rhythm. Sweat soaked through my T-shirt, and I was willing to bet money the wolf could smell the fear on me. I held his gaze, bringing up even more power.
Calm down, damn it!
The wait stretched on; a nerve wrecking staring contest. I didn’t move, barely breathing. Slowly, the wolf’s body went slack, the lip uncurling. The pupils shrank back to normal size, for a wolf anyway, but some of the angst remained.
“That’s it. Good boy.”
One of his ears flicked, head tilting to the side.
“I need to check how bad you’re hurt.”
The wolf tried to crawl farther back, clearly not happy with my suggestion.
“No, I mean it. You’re hurt. I need to see what is going on.”
The growl was back in his throat.
“Enough!” I used power to put strength behind the command. “Shift!”
His eyes widened, but the force behind the words could not be ignored. He tried to fight me, I could see it on his face, but I kept my gaze and the stream of power steady, waiting for him to submit.
Eventually, the tension left his body and he stretched out on the floor. The pupils changed slightly, their color softening to a warm brown. The fur rippled as the muscles beneath rearranged themselves. The shoulders widened, the neck thickened, and the muzzle retracted.

About the Author

Born in Romania, land of the Iele and Vlad the Impaler, AIMEE BRISSAY has spent all her life surrounded by stories. She has ridden side by side with d’Artagnan and The Three Musketeers to retrieve the Queen’s diamonds, set sail on the Erasmus in search of the Japans, fell in love with Rhett Butler and roamed the Wild West alongside Old Shatterhand. She has walked in the footsteps of the Olympian Gods and searched for Zalmoxis’ sanctuary in the Carpathians. In her mind, she’s never been the damsel in distress but rather the knight in shiny armor fighting for a cause. Aimee Brissay loves each and every one of these characters with a passion, and has always had a soft spot for the men-on-men fellows.

With a background like this, turning to writing was no surprise. Aimee discovered Men-on-Men erotica early in life and has never looked back. After that first story, she devoured all the books she could find. And when she ran out, she decided to write her own. Aimee Brissay has over 10 stories published, varying from contemporary to fantasy and BDSM, men-on-men, men-on-men-on-men or on-women, and anything in between.

She can write anywhere, even in a crowded room or a busy subway station, but she loves solitude. When she’s not at her evil day job or she’s not torturing her characters in her latest WIP, she can be found writing or playing with her cats. Or her newly adopted dog, because 5 cats are just not enough.

She welcomes messages from readers and promises to answer all of them as soon as possible, though that can mean anything from one hour to a month.

Aimee Brissay can be found at

Twitter: @aimeebrissay 

shiMMer Author Signing


Be part of a new and exciting event in the UK on 1 July 2017!
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An experienced team of UK-based bloggers and authors of M/M Romance has arranged an Author Signing event for this genre.
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Authors –  Places are limited, so book your place SOON.
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Week Long Giveaway!!

Hello, Dear Readers :)

I, along with over 100 fellow authors have been given the honour of participating in Diverse Reader's March Madness Week Long Giveaway, and we are already on Day 6!

Go check out the latest post here, and find out what this genre means to myself as well as many more of your favorite authors.

I will be giving away a $10 Amazon gift card, and an e-copy of The Haunting of Angus Macgregor as part of today's giveaway.

Don't forget to click on each of the previous days' posts so you can be in the running for all available prizes!

LJ

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Wee Angus - Available Free for a Limited Time Only!



Fancy a Scotsman who wears a kilt like no other?
Crave a cute Aussie bloke whose life has yet to begin?
What about a mischievous ghost who decides to do more than rattle a few chains?

The Haunting of Angus Macgregor,
an M/M paranormal romance, 
will be available FREE for a limited time only!



So if you're in the mood for a ghostly, erotic tale about two men who find their way to one another under the most unusual of circumstances, why not check it out. 

This promotion will run from 17-21 February 
and is exclusive to Amazon only,
so get in quick!




Angus Macgregor has endured a lot in life. Mother passing when he was a small child, he also nursed an ill father to his last breath. But when he loses his one remaining relative, an uncle he’s never met, his existence is turned on its head forever. Bequeathed Clan Gregor Castle in the Scottish Highlands, Angus leaves Australia behind to take on the family business. It’s there he finds more waiting for him than he ever dreamed possible.

Daniel Ramsey is a man with secrets, none more dangerous than the fact that he can see what others can’t. When he meets one particularly handsome Australian, the attraction is immediate. Hesitant to let down his guard, his hand is forced when a former guest of the castle comes calling and attempts to stake a claim on the very man Daniel wants.




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All care but no responsibility taken for ruined underwear

No kilts were harmed during the making of this story :P

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Destined to Fall by Louisa Mae - Review


Cover design by Jay Aheer - Simply Defined Art


There are parts of our lives which are predestined, and no matter how hard we try, we can’t change what will happen — what must happen. Andrew Manners understood that better than most, but it didn’t change how he felt about his past or his desire to change it.

Even angels have regrets, and after living two mortal lifetimes in his angelic form, and with countless other years ahead, he would give it all up to be with the man he’d loved and lost for just one short lifetime together.

“Everything has a price. Every journey has an end.”

The price Andrew paid when his journey ended was immortality. A gift, some would say. A curse, others would whisper.

He’s walked the earth for almost one hundred years, putting aside all selfish needs while caring and offering comfort to others. When he finds a dying man on the streets of London, he’s unprepared for how it will change his life.

“I never knew how my life could change in such a short space of time, or how one decision would affect the outcome in such a monumental way.”

Josh is inconsolable after losing his partner, and as Andrew guides the grief stricken man through his pain, he’s forced to recall his own mortal life and the lover he left behind. Looking back allows him to see what he could find with Josh, but such a strong bond shouldn’t exist between a mortal and an angel, and Andrew struggles with the demands of his angelic duties and what his heart needs.

“I found out it was possible to love, and be loved in return, only to face losing it all.”

Knowing a relationship can only bring them both heartache, and unable to explain his angelic form, Andrew believes he will spend an eternity mourning what could have been.

“The true measure of love is what you’re willing to give up for it.”

With the terrifying prospect of living forever without the man he loves weighing heavily on his soul, Andrew seeks out a different path, one which could lead him into the hands of the demonic creatures which now hide in the shadows around him, or lead him into the arms of his soulmate. The risks are great. Andrew’s very soul is in danger. But what good is a soul without its mate?

Falling in love was easy. Falling for love would be the hard part.


This story had me hooked from the start, the premise of angels existing in the human realm something that has always held a fascination. Add to that the promise of love between two beautiful men and there was no way I was going to put this book down.

When we meet Andrew Manners, we discover he's an angel, charged to help mortals when the need arises. When he comes upon a scene of utter devastation, comforting a man named Josh during the loss of his partner, his fate is changed irrecoverably. This task is not new to Andrew, for as an angel it is part of who he is to help those in his charge, but never has the pull to a mortal been stronger.

While being there for Josh in his time of need, Andrew's story is also revealed, the emotions he feels about losing the one man he loved when in the prime of his mortal life overwhelming. The guilt is there as well as a strong sense of loss and longing - one Andrew can't seem to find a way around.

I wanted to hug Josh after seeing what he had gone through, Andrew the perfect balm for his battered soul. Yes these two were brought together by tragedy, but through these circumstances, they find something in one another that is essential for each of them to survive.

These two men tugged at my heartstrings big-time, the choices and sacrifices Andrew is forced to make potentially devastating, Josh's inability to function without Andrew obvious. I cried more than once for all they had endured. Smiled when they experienced happiness. 

But this wasn't just about two men from entirely different worlds finding one another amongst the chaos and cruelty of fate. 

It was also about hope.

Hope that after we are gone, we live on. That no matter what life throws at us, we can come out the other end stronger than ever before.

The author conveyed it all with skill, well rounded characters and the ability to put together a great tale.

Five stars for this emotional love story.



Born and bred in the the vibrant city of Leeds in the North of the UK. I’ve always loved reading, and one of my fondest memories from childhood was the weekly visits to the library with my beloved dad. It always seemed such a magical place to escape into through the books I read on a weekly basis.

I’d not really thought about writing in my adult life until I was introduced to the world of Fanfiction and after reading so many I found myself making friends through this new media. My friend, Lori, told me to have a go at writing one, and I did. That work took on a life of its own and opened my eyes to the possibilities. This allowed me to get used to plotting a story and while making the characters my own. I also started to beta/pre read for others and discovered, that much to my surprise, they valued my opinion and input.

Making the move to write M/M or slash as it’s known, took me a little longer. After becoming good friends with a wonderful lady from Illinois who told me (repeatedly), “You should write slash, I think you’d be good at it.” I shied away from the idea for so long, but the seed was firmly sown in my mind and soon took root and a life of its own. I decided to write a short piece as a surprise gift for Angela’s birthday that year. Emailing it to her, given the time difference between the UK and US this meant I was desperately waiting for her to see in and I think I heard her delighted scream. Thanks to this, and working on writing group competition, I soon found that I preferred writing M/M to M/F.

In 2013 fate intervened and I lost my job. Through my new one, I met Nicole Colville, and the rest, as they say, is history. This marked the start of a beautiful friendship. She encouraged me to make the switch to writing original fiction, and I signed up to Nano Wri Mo 2013, but due to changing jobs I couldn’t commit the time needed. In 2014 I signed up again, and smashed the 50K word goal in 30 days, with a story I love and am proud of.
I’ve been beta/pre reading for Nicole over 17 books now (including the 10 shorts in Knights) and the confidence she inspires in me has been invaluable in my joining this anthology and publishing my first work.