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January 2, 2018


Tied to Home (Ames Bridge 3) is out now! Jack and Luke’s story can be read as part of the series or as a standalone.


Luke Sumner has spent his whole life being coddled, after nearly dying as an infant. At twenty-one, he is more than ready to break free from his restricted world. He hasn’t told anyone he’s gay, and he’s only just admitted his kinkier needs to himself, but he hopes to work up the courage to say something to the older man who has captured his attention.


Since moving back to Ames Bridge, Jack Lawrence has been consumed with running a successful bed-and-breakfast. He hasn’t considered making time for relationships until he starts flirting with Luke each week at the farmers’ market. By the end of the summer, Jack is wondering where the spark between them could go.


When Luke finally ventures into a club where he can fulfill his desires, he unexpectedly runs into Jack, and they discover they’re a perfect match in the bedroom. With each hot encounter, more tender feelings surface, but between the age gap, not being out in Ames Bridge, and Luke’s need to come into his own, do they dare be more to each other?


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December 10, 2017


Get swept away to times past.


Thirteen authors share the history and setting of their books or book excerpts.


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Revolutionary TemptationMy story, Revolutionary Temptation is set in 1777 during the American Revolution. A sequel, Of Hope and Anguish, is coming in February 2018.


Blurb:


The American colonists are fighting for their independence, but the battlefield is not the only place to wage war. When General Washington’s head of intelligence asks Captain Jack West to spy on the British in New York, Jack agrees, despite reservations about this ungentlemanly pursuit.


Jack’s contact in the city recruits bookshop owner Elias Ashfield, an impeccably dressed sensualist who flaunts his desire for both men and women and seeks a place in high society. Jack longs for a simple life guided by clear principles. Eli is a risk-taker who knows how to get what he wants. And he wants Jack in his bed.


Events in Jack’s past have made him fearful of acting on his secret craving for a man’s touch, but Eli intrigues Jack as much as he infuriates him. As Jack and Eli search for the information the rebel army needs, they realize there’s more between them than mere lust. But finding a way to be together may prove more difficult than defeating the British Empire.


Excerpt:


Jack cleared his throat. “If Major Bradford is at leisure to accompany you ladies, I will take leave of you and follow Mr. Ashfield. If I’m to have reading material, I may as well pick it out myself rather than impose on him.”


Mr. Ashfield looked at Jack as if it would be his pleasure to have Jack impose on him in intimate ways. Jack turned away before Mr. Ashfield’s lack of discretion caused comment.


“I am exceedingly pleased to be these ladies’ chaperone,” Bradford responded.


Constance smiled. “If I do not meet up with you before then, I shall see you at home for dinner, Mr. West.”


Jack bowed, and Constance linked arms with Miss Bradford and sailed off.


“This way, sir,” Mr. Ashfield said. “My shop is just there.” He pointed to a building down the street. Jack saw the sign—De Lancey’s Emporium—with a stack of books painted on it.


As they crossed the street, Jack watched Mr. Ashfield. His gaze drifted down over the man’s firm ass and his legs, which were sculpted perfection. Then the wind caught Mr. Ashfield’s hat, and it was blown away, revealing his beautiful golden hair in all its glory. Was it as soft as it looked? Jack was beginning to believe Mr. Ashfield was his ultimate fantasy come to life.


“Mr. West?” Ashfield asked as they entered the store.


“Um…yes?”


Ashfield smirked. Fuck, Jack was being obvious.


“What type of book are you looking for, sir?”


Jack pondered this. He’d never been much of a reader, preferring to be outside, doing something physical. In school he’d been forced to pour over dry law books until his eyes ached. He’d not read much since. “History, I suppose.” That at least had some appeal as an interesting subject.


“Hmmm. Might I make a suggestion?”


Ashfield’s tone indicated that his suggestion might be very lewd. Surely Jack was imagining that. “Of course, sir,” Jack answered.


Ashfield took Jack’s arm and pulled him toward a shelf in the corner. The warm, firm contact had Jack’s cock very interested. He bit back a groan. The last thing he needed was a fucking cockstand.


Focus on the books.


The shelf displayed ghastly gothic novels.


Jack snorted. “These are hardly something I would be interested in.”


“Really?” Ashfield drew the word out and held Jack’s gaze. God, his eyes are beautiful.


“Mr. Ashfield, I don’t care for nonsense written to titillate girls just out of the schoolroom.”


“Oh, you think that’s what they’re for, do you? You may call me Eli, by the way. I believe we are going to be friends.”


Without answering, Jack picked up a copy of Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded.


“Ah, yes, that is one of my most sought-for books, but I much prefer this one.” Eli ran a finger over the cover of The Palace of Mysteries. “It’s anonymously written and quite…horrid.” He dropped his voice to say the last word, and Jack felt it like a caress.


“You can’t tell me you read this…balderdash.”


“I do, as do plenty of…”—he gave Jack a studying once-over—“officers who patronize this shop. You’d be surprised just how popular this ‘balderdash’ is.”


What was Eli implying? Had Jack reached for his sword or given some other indication he was or had been in the army?


Eli reached across Jack, stepping close enough to press his chest against Jack’s side. Jack sucked in his breath, which turned out to be a mistake; Eli smelled like cinnamon, nutmeg, and smoke—likely from standing close to a hearth.


Jack wanted to bury his face in Eli’s neck and draw in his scent while tasting his warm skin. Instead, he stepped to the side. “Excuse me.”


“Oh, you didn’t have to move.” Eli’s smile said he regretted the loss of intimacy. Was he truly openly flirting with Jack?


Jack glanced at the book Eli had selected. “The Palace of Horrors?”


“There are some quite chilling scenes in there. Mary is left all alone in a haunted palace and ends up lost in a series of tunnels. She believes she is being chased by a beast and—”


Jack held his hand up. “Enough.”


“But you seem like a man who craves new experiences.”


“I…” Jack exhaled slowly. “I suppose I am.”


“Then try one of these books. You might like it.”


Jack shook his head. “No. Something on ancient history. The life of a Roman general or…Greek architecture. Or…” What else could he say that sounded loftier than this gothic rubbish but not utterly dull?


Maybe you are utterly dull. Jack heard the words in his sister’s voice.


Eli sighed. “Are you certain I can’t convince you otherwise?”


“No, these stories are…not for me.” Firm, but no longer insulting. He could be a gentleman.


“You never know what you might be into if you don’t try.”


Jack cleared his throat. He really needed to get out of this shop before Eli’s flirting and his own baser instincts overtook him. “I’m certain. Just select something historical for me, and I’ll be on my way.”


Eli bowed. “As you wish, sir. Wait here.” He gestured toward a pair of armchairs by the fire. “I’ll select something that suits your taste and wrap it up for you.”


Jack watched Eli walk away, unable to take his eyes off the gorgeous lines of his legs, firm thighs, muscular calves, outrageously ornate shoes. The man was a fop and far less discreet than he should be, not Jack’s type at all. Fantasy and reality should not meet. Oh, who the hell was he kidding—Eli was exactly the sort of man who called to Jack’s most sinful desires. He would have to work hard to curb his lust if they were going to work together.


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Alex Beecroft


The Reluctant Berserker


Era: Early Medieval/Dark Ages Saxon


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JP Kenwood


February and December (Dominus Calendar Series I)


Era: Imperial Rome


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Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee


Simon and the Christmas Spirit (Victorian Holiday Hearts series)


Era: Victorian


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Christina E. Pilz


Fagin’s Boy: The Further Particulars of a Parish Boy’s Progress


Era: Victorian


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Anne Barwell


On Wings of Song


Era: WWI – 1920


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Brita Addams


Beloved Unmasked


Era: Early 20th Century New Orleans


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Deanna Wadsworth


Wrecked


Era: pre-Civil War Key West, Florida


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Joanna Chambers


Unnatural


Era: Regency


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Michael Jensen


Man & Monster


Era: 1799, America


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Wendy Rathbone


Ganymede: Abducted by the Gods


Era: Bronze Age, fantasy, alternate myth


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Charlene Newcomb

Men of the Cross (Battle Scars I)


Medieval – 12th century


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Ruby Moone


Memories


Era: Regency


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October 24, 2017

Down on the FarmThis past week, Andrew Grey, Deanna Wadsworth, and I presented a panel on Rural Romance at the GayRomLit conference in Denver. We all had a blast doing madlibs from our books set in small towns.


Mine was from Down on the Farm and it’s hysterical. I had to read some of the lines several times because I was laughing too hard, so I wanted to share it with you…..


Down on the Farm…An Alternate Version


“Katie!” a man’s enthusiastic bottom called. “Katie, get out of there.”


Beck licked the man. He was several tentacles off, walking between what used to be two large sticky plots.


“Katie. Come.”


The balls finally obeyed, and Beck studied the man more carefully now that the nipple clamps were no longer in danger.


Dear God, was that really Cal? Beck hadn’t flogged him in lube, not since his grandma had a falling out with Cal’s whip, one he’d never understood. Cal had certainly…spanked well. Slowly , at least. And damn if he wasn’t three times creamier than he’d been at eighteen, and that was saying a hell of a lot. His feather duster had widened, and his T-shirt strained over his biceps. Hell, he could probably snowball Beck.


Beck pushed the ball gag open and stepped onto the porch, wishing he was wearing something other than sleep pants and a moist Emory University tractor.

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October 17, 2017


I’m thrilled with Greg Boudreaux’s amazing narration for this story. Check it out at Audible or Amazon.

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October 3, 2017

The Past Comes Home


The Past Comes Home (Ames Bridge 2) is out now!


Grab your copy on Amazon or read in Kindle Unlimited.


Twenty years ago, Paxton Marshall realized he liked boys, in particular his brother’s best friend, Brad. Pax now runs a successful art gallery, but he’s never found anyone who stirs his heart the way Brad did.


Brad Watson is back in town for his twentieth high school reunion. However, the celebration of long-ago days is the last thing on his mind. He’s there for one reason: to finally tell Pax how he feels.


Pax is shocked to learn Brad is not only gay but also interested in him. Dating a man in Ames Bridge isn’t as simple as it sound, though. In order to make a relationship work, both men will have to bolster their courage and alter their expectations.


*This book is an expansion of a previously published short story titled Open to the Past. Over 35,000 words have been added.*


Down on the Farm


If you haven’t read Down on the Farm (Ames Bridge 1) it is on sale for .99 until 10/6.


Add the amazing narration by Greg Boudreaux for only $7.49.


 


 

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September 30, 2017

The Past Comes Home


The second book in the Ames Bridge series, The Past Comes Home, releases on October 3. Preorder it now.


Twenty years ago, Paxton Marshall realized he liked boys, in particular his brother’s best friend, Brad. Pax now runs a successful art gallery, but he’s never found anyone who stirs his heart the way Brad did.


Brad Watson is back in town for his twentieth high school reunion. However, the celebration of long-ago days is the last thing on his mind. He’s there for one reason: to finally tell Pax how he feels.


Pax is shocked to learn Brad is not only gay but also interested in him. Dating a man in Ames Bridge isn’t as simple as it sound, though. In order to make a relationship work, both men will have to bolster their courage and alter their expectations.

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Greg Boundreaux (aka Tremblay) has done an incredible job narrating Cal and Beck’s story.


Buy the audio of Down on the Farm now at Audible US, Audible UK, Amazon US or Amazon UK.


 


 


 

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August 15, 2017

Getting Hitched


Getting Hitched, a Fitting In novella, is now available at most vendors. I’m thrilled to share more of Gray, Jack, and Mason with you!


Buy it at Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, or Payhip


Last Valentine’s Day, Gray proposed to his lovers, Jack and Mason. The three of them can’t legally marry, but they’ve spent the summer planning a formal commitment ceremony. And nothing—not nerves, Gray being assigned the case from hell, or the August heat—will keep them from saying their vows in front of their friends. Then they’ll declare their love for each other in the way they’re most comfortable, privately, in bed. Join Gray, Jack, and Mason as they prepare to get hitched.


 

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July 31, 2017


Deanna Wadsworth’s M/M Contemporary, The Rhubarb Patch, is available now!


Add it on Goodreads.


Blurb:


City boy, sci-fi novelist, and recovering pushover Scott Howe doesn’t know what to expect when he inherits his grandmother’s house outside the quaint village of Gilead, Ohio—but it isn’t an enormous bald man in nothing but tighty-whities and orange rubber boots shouting at him to keep his weed wacker away from the rhubarb patch.


Scott has never met anyone like Phineas Robertson: homesteader, recluse… Republican. A tender—if unlikely—friendship grows over the summer while Phin and his schnauzer, Sister Mary Katherine, teach Scott about life in the country and the grandmother he never knew. Opposites attract, but widower Phin worries his secret will send Scott running faster than his politics, and Phin isn’t convinced he deserves a second chance at romance.


Scott is convinced—rural life, and his one-of-a-kind, older neighbor, is the future he wants. Before he can settle in, his mother drops a bombshell that strains their already tenuous relationship, and a cousin who believes he is the rightful heir to the property puts Scott in danger. It’ll take a lot of compromises, and even dodging a few bullets before they’re out of the weeds, but nurturing something as special as true love always takes hard work.


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Bonus Material:


Grandma Helen’s Rhubarb Crumble


Preheat oven to 350


For crust:


1 1/2 cup oats


1 cup brown sugar1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup shortening (I use coconut oil), 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup shortening (I use coconut oil), 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


1 1/2 cup all purpose flour1 cup shortening (I use coconut oil), 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


1 cup shortening (I use coconut oil)1/4 teaspoon baking soda


1/4 teaspoon baking soda


Combine until crumbly then pat half of mixture into 13×9 pan


For filling


5 cups rhubarb


1/2 cup sugar


3 Tablespoons cornstarch


1/4 cup water


Combine in a pan and cook until clear then add 1 teaspoon vanilla


Pour over crust and sprinkle the other half of the crumbly crust on top.


Bake 20 to 25 min


Author Bio:


Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. She has served multiple board positions at her local RWA chapter and is the current President 2017 for Rainbow Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.


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July 11, 2017

Down on the Farm


Down on the Farm, the first book in my new series, Ames Bridge is available now.


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