Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and to celebrate that day, 43 authors have gotten together for a blog hop! There will be prizes, so stick around and look for the rafflecopter at the end of this post!
Some claim that Valentine's Day is an artificial holiday, and maybe it is, but the emotion behind it is real - it's a celebration of love. So why not accept it and go with it, right? Can you show the person you love too much how much you love him or her? Of course not!
I think this day is especially important for many members of the GLBT community, because for so long their love for one another has been marginalized and dismissed. We're here to tell you that love is love is love!
I write primarily m/m romances, so I know and love the genre, and enjoying delving into the hearts of men who love men. One of the prizes being offered in the giveaway is a copy of my novel, When Will I See You Again - a m/m paranormal romance/mystery. Let me tell you a little bit about it, and then show you all the authors, the prizes, and where to go.
When Will I See You Again takes place in a time when the presence of werewolves and vampires among the general populace is known and accepted, largely because of drugs that control any baser animal instincts. SL57 is the werewolf wonder drug, short for SomnioLupus, otherwise known as Wolf Trank. In the small seaside town of Crescent Bay, people come to the famous nightclub Charisma, mostly because of the charismatic man who is one of the best-known supes in the area: Raoul Marchand. Raoul is a regular party animal, one who lives but to have a good time, and who cares for no one and nothing. But he hasn’t always been this way...
Blurb: Raoul Marchand is the crown prince of Charisma, the infamous night club in Crescent Bay, renowned for its supernatural clientele. He has the pick of any and all men, but he cares for none. He uses them and throws them away again, and has done so for some twenty years, in the aftermath of a tragedy that robbed him of what he loved most in the world.
Alexx Jameson is an idealistic young would-be reporter with the Crescent Bay Chronicle. Presented with an opportunity to write a story on the Marchands, he eagerly grasps the chance to be a real reporter. His friend, Chronicle receptionist Miller Fenwick, suggests they go to Charisma to do a little research. Alexx isn’t sure that’s such a great idea. After all, he’s still under age, being only twenty. No problem, Miller can fix that! Added bonus, there’s a full moon tonight.
When Alexx first encounters Raoul, it isn’t exactly in the way he dreamed of, and he’s sure he made a terrible first impression. But Fate throws them together under unforeseen circumstances, and the attraction between them can’t be denied. Can Raoul let go of the past long enough to find his future with Alexx, or is he doomed to repeat past mistakes?
Alexx drew in his breath in dismay. This wasn’t going well. Even so, he could not stop staring at Raoul. His eyes met the other man’s. Raoul’s were very golden; he wasn’t aware such colors even existed in the spectrum of the human eye. But then again, he didn’t have any friends that were werewolves either. He wondered if this was a sign that perhaps this man was about to change, right here and now?
The thought was both exhilarating and frightening.
Alexx’s vision telescoped until he wasn’t aware of anything but this gorgeous man in front of him. Blood pounded in his ears and his mouth felt suddenly dry. Having lost all sense of the others in the room, he was surprised when he felt his chair yanked out from under him. Before he could fall, a hand grabbed the scruff of his neck, propelling him to his feet. He glanced at his companion; Miller was being subjected to the same surly treatment.
“You waste my time for this?” Raoul’s upper lip curled back in a snarl. Alexx found himself wildly attracted to him. “I have somewhere I need to be. Paolo, please show these gentlemen out.” Sarcastic much? He turned and reached for the door, but it opened before he touched it.
A shaggy blond with hazel eyes and a cheerful countenance stuck his head inside. “Hey Paolo—” He interrupted himself at the sight of the occupants of the room.
Alexx heard Miller’s sigh of relief, even as he too recognized the newcomer. He’d seen him around the Chronicle often enough, although he’d never really spoken to him. Foster Levine, son of the Chronicle’s owner—heir apparent and future newspaper magnate.
Alexx’s relief quickly changed to anxiety. What if Foster knew how old he really was? He couldn’t be sure one way or the other, but for the sake of argument, he had to assume he did. Would he out him to Raoul Marchand and his burly minion? Had they simply jumped from the frying pan to be scorched by the fire?
Prizes and Sponsors:
The prize is a basic Kindle ereader and 42 ebooks!
A.J. Marcus, Aidee Ladnier, Alexa Milne, Amanda Young, Annabeth Albert, Anne Barwell, April Kelley, Brandon Shire, Bronwyn Heeley, C. J. Anthony, Catherine Lievens, Cecil Wilde, Charlie Cochrane, Christopher Koehler, David Connor, DP Denman, Draven St. James, Elin Gregory, Elizabeth Noble, Ethan Stone, Eva Lefoy, H.B. Pattskyn, Hayley B James, J.M. Dabney, Jennifer Wright, Jessie G, Julie Lynn Hayes, Karen Stivali, Kazy Reed, Kendall McKenna, L M Somerton, Lily G Blunt, Lisabet Sarai, Lynley Wayne, M.A. Church, Megan Linden, Morticia Knight, N.J. Nielsen, Neil Plakcy, Sibley Jackson, Stephen del Mar, Sue Brown, Tali Spencer, Tara Lain, Thianna Durston, TM Smith, Tracey Michael
|Aidee Ladnier||The Break-in|
|Amanda Young||Winner chooses from author's available titles|
|Bronwyn Heeley||Winner chooses from author's available titles|
|C. J. Anthony||Heaven|
|Charlie Cochrane||Something from my back list - winner's choice.|
|David Connor||Tidings of Comfort and Joey Down Under|
|DP Denman||Winner chooses from author's available titles|
|Elin Gregory||Alike As Two Bees|
|Ethan Stone||Winner chooses from author's available titles|
|Eva Lefoy||Love is a Mess anthology|
|H.B. Pattskyn||Hanging by the Moment|
|J.M. Dabney||When All Else Fails|
|Jessie G||The Protector|
|Julie Lynn Hayes||When Will I See You Again|
|Lisabet Sarai||Necessary Madness|
|Lynley Wayne||Winner chooses from author's available titles|
|M.A. Church||The Harvest series (book #1 and book #2)|
|Morticia knight||All Fired Up (Sin City Uniforms 1)|
|N.J. Nielsen||Winner chooses from author's available titles|
|Sibley Jackson||Private Performance|
|Sue Brown||The Next Call|
|Tali Spencer||Dangerous Beauty|
|Tara Lain||Canning the Center|
|Thianna Durston||The Blake/Dusty Chronicles: Two Sides of the Same Coin|
|Alexa Milne||Rainbow Connection (due out 13th Feb) or Sporting Chance.|
|Anne Barwell||Winner chooses from author's available titles|
|April Kelley||Whispers of Home|
|Brandon Shire||The Love of Wicked Men - Episode One|
|Cecil Wilde||Defying Convention|
|Draven St. James||Scent of a Wolf|
|Elizabeth Noble||Winner chooses from author's available titles|
|Hayley B James||Undercover Addiction|
|Jennifer Wright||All 3 Finding Home Series books - Pavarus, Morvea, & Airos|
|Karen Stivali||Moment of Impact|
|Kendall McKenna||1) Strength of the Pack 2)Waves Break My Fall|
|L M Somerton||Rasputin's Kiss|
|Lily G Blunt||Paint the Sky|
|Megan Linden||Running Off the Edge|
|Stephen del Mar||Dark Love|
|Tracey Michael||Pretty Please|
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