AUTHOR: R.W. Clinger
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Mystery
LENGTH: 47,922 words
Welcome to Hurricane Bay, Florida, where the act of arson isn’t uncommon. When a popular gay bar, the Flaming Flamingo, burns to the ground with bartender Rudy inside, fear rocks the Gulf-side community. Bar owner Peter Rotunda wants to learn who destroyed his business and committed murder. Soon after the incident, Rotunda hires adorable and sexy private investigator Axle Dupree to take the case.
Axle is a fresh private eye with exemplary charm. Not only can he woo the pants off his boyfriend Casey, but also just about every other guy in town. Soon a list of alleged suspects builds: wealthy Laura Monigal, who has a history of arson; mysterious faux-cowboy Clifton Monigal; a Daisy Dukes-wearing circus performer; and a “fluff” romance writer.
As June unfolds, conversations are sharp, road trips into the Everglades become overwhelming, and spying is necessary. But after applying heat to the suspects, Axle learns who the murderer is … and so much more about his community.
TITLE: Heavy Metal Sunshine Blues
AUTHOR: J.D. Walker
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 10,095 words
Sonny Bonhomie is happy by nature. Nothing ever stops him from going after what he wants, which is how he ends up in bed with the very sexy Noah Stiles. They spend a great night together and all is roses, until Sonny catches Noah kissing the stern CFO, Bridges Barfield — Sonny’s boss.
When Sonny accuses Noah of cheating, Noah readily admits to an open relationship with Bridges. Then Sonny finds out the real reason why Noah slept with him in the first place. Licking his wounds, Sonny needs a change of scene and ends up at a new LGBT bookstore. There he comes face to face with Bruce, a bartender from his old club. They hit it off, and something unexpected grows between them.
Can Sonny navigate all the upheaval in his life and still manage not to fall into the sunshine blues?
TITLE: The Romeo and Julian Effect
AUTHOR: Hayden Thorne
GENRE: Gay Science Fiction Romance
LENGTH: 36,062 words
Book 3 of the Cecilian Blue-Collar Chronicles
Intimidation from the underworld is escalating, this time involving a person from Sheridan’s past who really shouldn’t be hanging around Sheridan if he knew what’s best for him. Shapeshifting demons come out to harass Sheridan in the most hilariously bizarre ways imaginable, and with the help of defensive-wish-granting knight, Clonia, and some space-age technology, Sheridan proves himself a worthy opponent.
In the meantime, Yuli Soulweaver’s beginning to display alarming symptoms of fatigue, possibly from the prince’s constant crossing over between two worlds in order to court Sheridan — unless a more ominous reason lies behind Yuli’s spiraling weakness.
Nobody messes with a Diggins, however, and the more Sheridan meets resistance from antagonistic entities from the underworld, the harder he fights back. Disgruntled immortals might very well be in for a huge surprise in their campaign of terror against a young colonist with nothing to lose and everything to gain.