Good morning, y’all! Welcome back to the blog for another Writer Wednesday!
Now, I know I say this every week, but today we have a really exciting post from author Brooklyn Ray. Seriously, as soon as we talked about what they were going to write on for the post? I’ve been dying to see what they had to say for months.
Brooklyn is here, today, to talk with us about kink and the exploration of kink in romance, and in particular, the need for kinky romances that include partners that are all exploring for the first time.
Also, we have a very exciting addition to Writer Wednesday this week–Brooklyn has chosen today to reveal the cover for PORT LEWIS WITCHES VOLUME 1, the print book featuring REBORN, DARKLING, UNDERTOW, and a bonus short called HONEY!
So please, scroll down a bit and take a look at Brooklyn’s words. They’re really special and very important. And then, keep on scrolling to see the Vol 1 cover!
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Full of complicated families and in-depth characterizations, Layla Reyne’s Craft Brew will wow readers. The book keeps several plots going strong without dropping any pieces and takes the reader through the wringer with non-stop action. Reyne never falls backs on tired tropes, instead providing readers with authentic situations and an ending that is tough to read but all the more genuine for its inclusion. — Nora Sakavic, author of the For the Love of the Game series
Craft Brew (Trouble Brewing #2) by Layla Reyne
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: Paperback – October 30, 2018
Genre: M/M Romantic Suspense
Tropes and Themes: Workplace romance, forced proximity, friends-to-lovers, coming out
Assistant US attorney Dominic Price is staring down the barrel of his father’s debts. The bull’s-eye on his back makes him a threat to everyone he cares about, so when his lover wants to go public with their relationship, he bolts. Not because he isn’t in love—he can’t stomach the thought of putting Cam in danger.
Kidnap and rescue expert Cameron Byrne is determined to figure out what trouble Nic is running from, but devastating news from home brings him back to Boston and to the cold case that has haunted his family for two decades. Shoving aside his pride, he calls Nic for help.
Together they search for answers, navigating the minefield of Cam’s past. But when they get too close to the truth, Cam must use every skill in his arsenal to save the man he loves…before it’s too late.
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Release Date: October 20, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author
Detective Damian Arruda thought his partner was just too distraught to accept his wife’s murder as a random act of violence. Then the devastated widower got too close to the truth, and now Damian is grieving his best friend. As his conscience threatens to eat him alive, he’ll stop at nothing to find the killer.
Special Agent Melissa Walker’s partner met a violent end as well, and his death is almost certainly connected. When she joins forces with Damian, the investigation takes them into the vile underbelly of the Internet: the incel community and its toxic forums full of misogynists who consider themselves “involuntarily celibate” and feed off each other’s vitriol and hatred.
As the pieces come together, there’s no denying the three deaths and the poisonous, cultlike community are part of a wave of murders, grisly assaults, and bombings. Damian and Melissa are running out of time to take the killers down before more innocent people fall victim—and before someone decides that one victim at a time isn’t enough.
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Good morning, y’all!
Today, we have a very special post from debut author Elizabeth Tammi, whose first book comes out in just over a month! Her book, OUTRUN THE WIND, is a sapphic, young adult retelling of the Greek myth about the huntress Atalanta. It’s not one that is explored very often, so I’m eager to see what Tammi has to say about why she chose this particular piece of mythology to retell! Also, for a little bit of extra fun, she’s included playlists for Atalanta and Kahina, the two main characters of the novel!
But first, the blurb so you get a little taste of what Tammi has in store for us all!
The Huntresses of Artemis must obey two rules: never disobey the goddess, and never fall in love. After being rescued from a harrowing life as an Oracle of Delphi, Kahina is glad to be a part of the Hunt; living among a group of female warriors gives her a chance to reclaim her strength, even while her prophetic powers linger. But when a routine mission goes awry, Kahina breaks the first rule in order to save the legendary huntress Atalanta.
To earn back Artemis’s favor, Kahina must complete a dangerous task in the kingdom of Arkadia— where the king’s daughter is revealed to be none other than Atalanta. Still reeling from her disastrous quest and her father’s insistence on marriage, Atalanta isn’t sure what to make of Kahina. As her connection to Atalanta deepens, Kahina finds herself in danger of breaking Artemis’ second rule.
She helps Atalanta devise a dangerous game to avoid marriage, and word spreads throughout Greece, attracting suitors willing to tempt fate to go up against Atalanta in a race for her hand. But when the men responsible for both the girls’ dark pasts arrive, the game turns deadly.
Sounds pretty awesome, right? And now, without further ado, Elizabeth Tammi!
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Welcome back for another fun Writer Wednesday, y’all!
Today, we welcome Linsey Miller, author of the incredible MASK OF SHADOWS duology! She will talk a bit about worldbuilding, and especially the important of building a language specific to the world you create within your novels.
It’s pretty fascinating, so I hope you’ll take a look!
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Publisher: Forever Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Received From: NetGalley
USA Today bestselling author Megan Erickson doubles the suspense when two intense and sexy heroes are drawn together in her thrilling Wired & Dangerous series.
When his boyfriend is murdered, Erick Lee makes it his life’s mission to hunt down the killer. The question is, how far is he willing to go to catch him?
Erick has been asked to team up by a dangerously captivating hitman who has reasons of his own to want this man dead. But can he trust another killer? And do two wrongs ever make a right?
Everett “Tarr” Hawk isn’t just some lethal hitman. He has his own code of honor. With Erick and Tarr facing a common enemy, it’s only by combining forces that they’ll survive. But Tarr’s code doesn’t include a fierce attraction for someone he’s sworn to defend with his life. Because in Tarr’s world, every night presents a new danger . . . and listening to his own heart could get them both killed.
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Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: October 15, 2018
Received From: NetGalley
There’s sin, and then there’s literally going-straight-to-hell sin…
Being in lust with my dead brother’s wife pretty much guarantees that one day I’ll be the devil’s bitch. But Eden Gordon works with me, so it’s getting harder and harder to stay away. I promised my family—and him—I would, though.
My days as an MMA champion are behind me. But whenever I see her, with those wicked curves and soft mouth created for dirty deeds, it’s a knock-down fight to just maintain my distance. “Hard Knox” becomes more than just the name of my tattoo shop. However, surrendering to the forbidden might be worth losing everything…
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