Spring into reading an amazing NEW RELEASE from JMS Books!


Spring into reading an AWESOME New Release from JMS Books!!


TITLE: A Demon for Midwinter
AUTHOR: K.L. Noone
ISBN: 9781634865920
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 85,788 words
PRICE: $5.99


Kris Starr used to be famous. Rock and roll. Sold-out shows. Literal magic. Empathic talents and screaming fans.

But he has a problem or two. He’s having a hard time writing new music. It’s Midwinter, which means he’s surrounded by depressing holiday cheer. And he’s in love with Justin, his manager, who has a talent for rescuing almost- or once-famous bands … and who’s hiding secrets of his own.

Justin Moore, on the other hand, is very good at keeping those secrets — he’s had to be for years. One secret involves a demonic inheritance that would make him a target of suspicion. Another involves his past.

And the third involves Justin’s feelings for Kris Starr, rock and roll icon and now his client … and a powerful empath of his own.

TITLE: Baby Face
AUTHOR: Temple Madison
ISBN: 9781634865845
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 32,075 words
PRICE: $3.99


Stoney Martin is a well-known porn star whose life is filled with bright lights and photo shoots. One night when he’s helping out a friend, a thug breaks into a local diner, recognizes him, and cuts into the flesh on his face, forcing him to sink down into anonymity.

While hiding out, Stoney is discovered by Hud Spencer, a fan who has worshipped him through Baby Face Magazine for years. Hud pays to have Stoney’s fixed. They slowly fall in love and stay together until Hud learns Stoney wants to use his new face to continue his career in porn. This causes a rift between them Hud can’t handle, so he walks out.

They move on with their lives. Stoney gets discovered by the Prima Donna Modeling Agency, and Hud starts his own software company. But at a modeling gig, they meet up once again, and neither can deny the old feelings that resurface. Should they give their love another chance, or is it dead and gone?

TITLE: Hitting It Big
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634865418
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 5,078 words
PRICE: $1.99


Six years ago, Billy Grant had a night he never forgot losing his virginity to the jock of his dreams, Mitch Crestfield. But Billy fled afterward, not wanting to hear Mitch’s regrets.

Now Mitch has hit it big, winning the lottery, and Billy finds himself invited to Mitch’s celebration. When Mitch suggests another night of passion, Billy can’t seem to resist. But Mitch has something more than one night in mind.

TITLE: Men of All Seasons Box Set
AUTHOR: R.W. Clinger
ISBN: 9781634864701
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 93,521 words
PRICE: $6.99


In these four stories by R.W. Clinger, gay men find romance all year long! Contains the stories:

The Fine Art of Reading Riley: While out shopping on a winter’s day, Stone Daye bumps into Cameron Phillips, an old friend and former lover who now works as an administrator at a local college. The two have a heated and romantic history, and seeing Cameron again brings it all back for Stone. Old feelings are stirred up again, but are the fiery embers of their previous relationship strong enough to ignite a new romance together?

Mr. Hideaway: In spring, Josh Hideaway is taking a much-needed break at his family’s cabin, where he meets ranger Zeth Mandell, his neighbor by the lake. A pack of dangerous coyotes brings Josh to Zeth’s rescue. Will something more than friendship blossom between the elusive Mr. Hideaway and the ranger? Sometimes hiding out is the only way to fall in love.

Autumn Cliche: When writer Chad Best heads to Haven Island to interview the famous Finn O’Rourke, he learns there’s a softer side to the reclusive artist. To Chad’s surprise, Finn woos and seduces him. When his visit comes to an end, will Chad choose to return to his busy life, or stay on the artist’s island with a man he might love?

20 Days of Tuck: During twenty days of a particularly hot summer on the shores of Lake Erie, Micah and Tuck fall head over heels in love. A year later, life has unexpectedly changed for Micah. He meets and falls hard for Carl, a witty, romantic guy along the lake. What will Micah do when various ties between his twenty days with Tuck and his current days with Carl begin to unravel?

TITLE: Office Romance Box Set
AUTHOR: J.M. Snyder
ISBN: 9781634865777
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 143,683 words
PRICE: $6.99

Most of us spend forty hours or more a week at the workplace. Shuffling papers at a desk job, taking orders, waiting tables, working in the field, punching a time clock. Whether it’s a career or simply a job to be done, we do whatever it takes to make a living. Sometimes the people we meet at work are among the best — and the worst — we’ll ever know.

From harmless, sweet flirting to fulfilling hot sex, these stories show you just how much some men enjoy their line of work!

This box set contains all J.M. Snyder’s Working Men stories:

  • At Your Service
  • Blurring the Lines
  • Café de l’Amour
  • Car Trouble
  • Closing Time
  • Easily Addicted
  • Hot Merchandise
  • Knocking Boots
  • Lunch Break
  • Maintenance!
  • Makin’ Copies
  • On the Job
  • Opening Day at the County Fair
  • Order Up
  • Out for Delivery
  • Pleasure Cruise
  • Quintessential
  • Rub Me the Right Way
  • Speed Trap
  • Summer Kisses and Ice Cream Dreams
  • Tech Support
  • Yes-Man



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Anne Reviews: The Jackal’s House by Anna Butler

TITLE:  Lancaster’s Luck, Book 2: The Jackal’s House

Author: Anna Butler

Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press

Pages: 310

Characters: Rafe Lancaster/Ned Winter

POV: 1st

Sub-Genre: Series, Steampunk

Kisses: 5


Something is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos. But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very modern conspiracy….

Rafe Lancaster’s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900, and when Rafe’s House encourages him to join Ned’s next archaeological expedition, he sees a chance for it to deepen further. Since all the Houses of the Britannic Imperium, Rafe’s included, view assassination as a convenient solution to most problems, he packs his aether pistol—just in case.

Trouble finds them in Abydos. Rafe and Ned begin to wonder if they’re facing opposition to the Temple of Seti being disturbed. What begins as tricks and pranks escalates to attacks and death, while the figure of the Dog—the jackal-headed god, Anubis, ruler of death—casts a long shadow over the desert sands. Destruction follows in his wake as he returns to reclaim his place in Abydos. Can Rafe and Ned stand against both the god and House plots when the life of Ned’s son is on the line?


I was already a huge fan of Anna Butler’s SF Taking Shield series before I started reading this one.  Although it has a different feel to it—and is a different genre—I’m in love with this series too.

The Jackal’s House—like book 1 in the series—is narrated in first person by Rafe Lancaster.  I love his tongue-in-cheek banter, and internal narrative.  One of the strengths of this author’s writing is her characterisations.  Rafe is just the right mix of smart arse, and a man who feels very deeply.  Although we see Ned through Rafe’s perspective, it’s a very intuitive perspective, and Ned is very much a man who is tied by his position as first heir of Gallowglass.  I love Rafe and Ned together, and the line when they are making love under the stars was very romantic, and made me sigh happily. It’s sad that although they love each other, they can’t admit it publically or officially marry, but that’s a sign of the times, and again realistic.

The supporting cast is wonderful, with their character quirks and personalities coming across very clearly. I thought the author did a great job in writing Harry, Ned’s son, and he’s easy to visualise as the small boy he is.  Molly, Harry’s dog, is a character in her own right.

The world building in this series is fabulous. The author’s love for all things Egyptian is obvious and I enjoyed the details of the archaeological dig. I could feel Ned’s passion for his chosen field, and Rafe’s reluctant realisation that he’s getting sucked into it all as well. Ned’s good humour is also very contagious and I found myself smiling as I read.  I also appreciated the fact that Rafe needed to practice flying the airship, rather than just pilot immediately, as it felt more realistic.  The descriptions are detailed, and make everything very easy to visualise.

The political agendas seen in The Gilded Scarab rack up another notch, as dangerous games are played against the backdrop of Abydos.  It’s obvious that the author has put a lot of thought into the house system and politics of this world, and I found it all fascinating.  The title of the book works well on several levels, and there are more jackals around than the animal variety, although the true double meaning is quite subtle.

I also love the way she connects this alternate steampunk world with our own, with references and people I recognised. I must admit I squeed a little when Howard Carter turned up.  Although this is set in an alternate 1900 I loved the mention of analytical machines—computers—and other steampunk versions of current technology such as ebooks etc.  The security fence was especially cool.

The action scenes are well written, and had me on the edge of my seat. I spent several evenings sitting up far too late as I needed to find out what happened next.  There’s a nice twist at the end of the book.  I hope the author plans to write more of this series as I’m now totally hooked, plus I want to see how Rafe takes Ned’s advice, and the changes they hopefully can both make.

I’d highly recommend The Jackal’s House to readers who enjoy steampunk with a good dollop of mystery and adventure, and interesting, likeable characters.  More please.

Reviewed By: Anne

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Check out Angel Martinez’s latest book, All the World’s An Undead Space!


All The World’s An Undead Stage

Author: Angel Martinez

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

Format: eBook, paperback

Price: $3.99, $10.49

Story Type: Novel

Word Count: Approx 55K

Cover Artist: Emmy Ellis

Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Humor

Pairing: m/m

Tropes: law enforcement, established couple

Keywords/Categories: paranormal, police, Philadelphia, magic, vampire, zombie, humor

Series Name: Offbeat Crimes

Position in Series: 6

Necessary to Read Previous Books? No, But Doesn’t Hurt

Other Books in Series Available? Inquire if Interested


Carrington Loveless III, skim-blood vampire and senior officer of Philly’s paranormal police department, has long suspected that someone’s targeting his squad. The increasingly bizarre and dangerous entities invading their city can’t be a coincidence. So when a walking corpse spouting Oscar Wilde attacks one of his officers, Carrington’s determined to uncover the evil mind behind it all.

As a rare books librarian, Erasmus Graham thought he understood some of the stranger things in life. Sharing a life with Carrington’s shown him he didn’t know the half of it. They’ve survived attack books and deadly dust bunnies together and got through mostly unscathed. Now his world and his vampire’s appear ready to collide again. Books are missing from the rare books’ collection—old tomes of magic containing dangerous summonings and necromancy. He’s certain whoever’s been stalking the Seventy-Seventh is composing their end game. It’s going to take a consolidated effort from paranormal police, librarians, and some not-quite-authorized civilians to head off the impending catastrophe.

All The World’s An Undead Stage

Series Blurb:

Every region has them, but no police department talks about them—the weird crimes, the encounters with creatures out of nightmares. The 77th Precincts exist in certain cities to handle paranormal crime and containment, usually staffed with experienced officers exhibiting psychic abilities.

In Philadelphia, through an odd mix of budget issues and circumstance, the 77th is manned entirely by officers with bizarre or severely limited psychic talents. The firestarter who can’t get a spark when it’s humid. The vampire who can’t drink whole blood. These are the stories of the misfits, the outcasts from even the strangeness of the paranormal community. Call them freaks, but they’re police officers first, serving and protecting, even if their methods aren’t always normal procedure.


“Hunter? It’s all right. I promise.” On his knees in the room LJ and Hunter shared, Carrington peered under the bed where Hunter huddled in the far corner. “No one here will hurt you.”

To Carrington’s relief, his mom had taken care of nearly all of the arrangements for this open house luncheon on and left him out of it. He would’ve preferred something with less fuss and fewer caterers but it was only for a few hours. The squad room would survive. His only task now was to try to coax an obviously spooked Hunter out from under the furniture.

“I have a theory,” Jeff said from where he leaned in the doorway.

Carrington smacked his head on the bedframe trying to reach far ther underneath, so his next words were sharper than necessary. “Oh, yes? I don’t suppose you’d care to share this brilliant bit of enlightened thinking.”

Jeff let out a little huff. “Not if you’re going to take my head off.”

“My apologies. I’m not in the best position to be civil at the moment.”

“I can wait until I’m not talking to your butt.”

“Fine.” Carrington eased out from under the bed and sat back on his heels. “What’s your thinking here?”

“When Hunter was living on her own, she was pretty careful and particular, wasn’t she?”

Living on her own translated as when she was homeless, and careful and particular into skilled and cautious thief but Carrington appreciated his colleague’s care with Hunter in the room. “So one is given to understand.”
“I’m thinking maybe someone or several someone’s invited today might have been a target. Maybe Hunter’s afraid of someone recognizing her and making the connection.”

Carrington leaned down far enough to peer under the bed again. “Is that it, Hunter? Are you concerned that someone will recognize you from your previous life?”

Even with Hunter scrunched in the corner, she still managed a collar nod.
“Very well, then.” Carrington patted the mattress. “We’ll close the door, Ms. Hunter. You don’t have to see anyone if you don’t wish to.”

A sleeve poked out from under the mattress to pat Carrington’s hip. He took the hint and got to his feet to give Hunter room to wriggle out. She floated up and settled carefully on the blankets with her sleeves crossed.

“My word of honor.” Carrington held up both hands. “You can lock the door behind us.”

She slumped as if in relief and nodded. Then she twitched up straight, holding up a sleeve to ask them to wait. Jeff peered over Carrington’s shoulder as Hunter pulled a box out from the steamer trunk she shared with LJ. She handed the box to Carrington with a sleeve motion that appeared to mime pulling up a zipper.

“This is for LJ?” He waited for her nod. “I’ll bring it right out to him.”

As he’d promised, he shut the door behind them to give Hunter her privacy and found LJ in the squad room with Audacity under one arm. Their kitten wore a scaled-down version of a black K-9 vest.

“Don’t you look official?” Jeff let her catch one of his fingers to gnaw on.
Carrington gave her an approving nod. “It suits you. Do you like your new uniform?”

Mew. Miii-iiw. Audacity pedaled with all four paws until LJ set her down. She turned in an obvious modeling pose to show Carrington one side of the vest with POLICE stenciled in white block letters, then turned to display the other side with CADET FAMILIAR. If that wasn’t Jason’s idea, Carrington would eat his police hat and Amanda’s.

“Outstanding, Cadet Audacity. Very sharp.” Carrington carefully kept the laughter from his voice since she was taking it all so seriously. But it was difficult in the face of such monumental cuteness. “LJ, Hunter refuses to come out but she sent you this.”

He handed over the box and stayed to watch LJ ease it open by pinching the top with his sleeve. The long slender shape of the box made guessing the contents easy and Carrington wasn’t disappointed when LJ held up a regulation police uniform tie. LJ stared at it a moment, his version of staring at any rate, then gave a sharp nod before he handed tie and box to Carrington to hold.

“You don’t—” Carrington nearly asked if he didn’t want it but LJ’s intentions became obvious when he zipped up his front and straightened his collar. “Ah. Would you like me to do the honors?”

LJ gave another nod as he held himself straight and still. Strange to see him that way. He almost never zipped himself closed and never floated completely still. Carrington stood behind him to get the tie on just right, easier than trying to think about tying one backward, and finished it off with the silver tie clip Hunter had provided.

“There, sir.” Carrington clapped him on both shoulders. “Almost as sharp as Audacity.”

LJ had no way to blush, but his front puffed out just enough to be noticeable and who would ever have predicted that? A jacket entity, former street thug and informant proud to wear police issue anything.

Buy Links:

Pride Publishing: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/all-the-worlds-an-undead-stage

Note: The general release date for this title is 1/2/18

Author Bio:

The unlikely black sheep of an ivory tower intellectual family, Angel Martinez has managed to make her way through life reasonably unscathed. Despite a wildly misspent youth, she snagged a degree in English Lit, married once and did it right the first time, (same husband for almost twenty-four years) gave birth to one amazing son, (now in college) and realized at some point that she could get paid for writing.

Published since 2006, Angel’s cynical heart cloaks a desperate romantic. You’ll find drama and humor given equal weight in her writing and don’t expect sad endings. Life is sad enough.

She currently lives in Delaware in a drinking town with a college problem and writes Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around gay heroes.

You can take a look at Angel’s Website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/angelmartinez/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngelMartinezrr

Website: http://angelmartinezauthor.weebly.com

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