Pippa Reviews: Happiness is a Warm Bum by JD Walker


Title: Happiness is a Warm Bum
Author: J.D. Walker
Publisher: JMS Books
Pages: 35
Characters: Austin and Murphy
POV: First
Sub-Genre: Contemporary
Kisses: 4.5

Blurb:

Austin Murray is fifty years old, owns a bookstore, and loves to walk on the beach at sun-up. He’s a beachcomber, too, always in search of something unique to add to his collection. One such winter morning, an unkempt, sad-looking stranger roars into his life on a motorbike and his heart turns over for the first time, ever.

Murphy Vickers is world-weary, hurting, and unable to connect with anyone. He travels from place to place looking for work, but never stays anywhere very long. He’s trying to outrun a painful event in his past that haunts him to this day. When he stops in a seaside town, he meets Austin, who offers him a job and a bed for however long he needs them.

Murphy is surly and reticent, But Austin won’t let that stop him from breaking through his barriers, and maybe getting a biker of his very own.

Review:

Confession time: I picked this story to review because of the title and the cover, and read a truly gorgeous short story that doesn’t seem relate to the title or the cover, but you know what? It doesn’t matter. Read this lovely story and revel in the tentative relationship between a drifter with a painful past and a middle-aged bookstore owner with a kind heart and plenty of love to offer.

This is the way a short story should be written. Sympathetic writing, men I could relate to, and a good but not overwhelming supporting cast. Happiness is a Warm Bum is a snapshot in time rather than an epic journey.

Sit down with a cup of coffee or whatever is your brew of choice, and sink into a world where there are non-judgmental people who don’t turn away a suspicious stranger who doesn’t fit. This is a world I’d love to live in.

Reviewed By: Pippa Wood

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TITLE: A-dork-able
AUTHOR: J.D. Walker
ISBN: 9781634863186
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,728 words
PRICE: $2.99

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Alister Redgrave knows he’s a dork. He dresses in ill-fitting suits and trips over imaginary obstacles constantly; then there’s his Star Trek underwear. Still, he hopes to find the love of his life one day. And when he meets Jaiden Greyson, the new Assistant CFO in the Finance department, Alister knows he’s found his dream guy. Except, Alister makes a fool of himself repeatedly in front of Jaiden and decides he doesn’t have a chance in hell.

Jaiden Greyson doesn’t know what to make of Alister when he meets him. A more klutzy guy had never existed. But despite all that, there’s something about the man that draws him in, and he’s determined to find out what it is, no matter the antics of a jealous coworker intent on ruining everything.

Jaiden has Alister in his sights, and Alister won’t know what hit him, in the best sense.

TITLE: Distant Swimmer
AUTHOR: Jacob Cheyenne
ISBN: 9781634862691
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 40,490 words
PRICE: $4.99

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Shy and scholarly, long-distance swimmer Ryan Zwick thinks he’s the only gay member of the college swim team. He keeps his head down in the showers, and his head in the books the rest of the time.

But when a sporty new transfer student joins the team, Ryan feels a surge of hope. Sexually inexperienced and looking for love, fellow swimmer Blake Gossens is everything Ryan wants in a boyfriend. But what is Blake’s game, exactly? And just how straight is he?

Blake seems to be more interested in Ryan’s best friend, Marissa, leaving Ryan to go back to secretly checking out his teammates in the pool. But Ryan keeps getting mysterious messages in his dating app from a stranger who seems to know a lot about him. Could this messenger be Blake? Or someone else?

When bad weather hits unexpectedly, Ryan is forced to confront his real feelings toward Blake, while opening up to the stranger by his side, eventually giving in to his wildest fantasies — and his heart.

TITLE: Number One Pick
AUTHOR: Heidi Champa
ISBN: 9781634863087
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 28,438 words
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Blake Kaplan has been playing fantasy football with his old college buddies for years. He’s never managed to win, mostly because he’s never wanted to subject himself to the bets and pranks the other guys endure for a chance at glory. But this year, Blake is willing to do whatever it takes to get the first pick in the draft, even if it means sacrificing his dignity.

To win, Blake’s wager involves the one thing he’s worse at than fantasy football: dating. All Blake has to do is survive a few dates with the gorgeous Landon O’Keefe, the bartender at the league’s favorite watering hole, and he’ll get the pick in the draft he wants and the chance to win. It sounds easy enough, except for one thing. He can’t sleep with Landon without losing the bet. But, will being with Landon make him lose his heart instead?

TITLE: Snapdragon
AUTHOR: Michelle Woody
ISBN: 9781634862844
GENRE: Gay Thriller Romance
LENGTH: 58,179 words
PRICE: $4.99

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Private detective Chris Mason thought he only had to worry about his brother Dylan discovering he was dating Homicide detective James Harris. Dylan and their best friend, Ron Abrams, don’t like James, and Chris has to handle their animosity towards his lover. But then Chris is targeted by a serial killer who leaves snapdragons with his victims.

James leads the Snapdragon investigation as head detective. As each murder links Dylan and Ron to the killings, James questions Ron’s motives and his connections to Chris. Ron’s pet name for Chris has always been Snapdragon. Could there be more behind Ron’s playful teases than Chris knows?

When Ron’s attraction to Chris is exposed, their friendship totters. Is a darker side to Ron revealed? Could he be involved with the Snapdragon murders? And will Chris be able to solve the case before he becomes the killer’s next victim?

Gabbi Reviews: 2016 Top Ten Gay Romance by Becky Black, TA Creech, Rebecca James, Shawn Lane, JL Merrow, AR Moler, Michael P. Thomas, Tinnean and JD Walker


Title: 2016 Top Ten Gay Romance
Authors: Becky Black, TA Creech, Rebecca James, Shawn Lane, JL Merrow, AR Moler, Michael P. Thomas, Tinnean and JD Walker
Publisher: JMS Books
Pages: 360
Characters: Multiple
POV: 3rd, 1st
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Science Fiction, Holiday
Kisses: 4.25

Blurb:

2016 Top Ten Gay Romance brings together the best-selling short stories published by JMS Books that year.

From first love to true love, from submission to sensual, from heat to sweet and everything in between, the couples in these stories are sure to keep you turning the pages as you fall in love with them.

With stories by Becky Black, T.A. Creech, Rebecca James, Shawn Lane, J.L. Merrow, A.R. Moler, Terry O’Reilly, Michael P. Thomas, Tinnean, and J.D. Walker, this head-over-heels collection goes beyond bedtime reading. Whether happily ever after or happy for now, there’s an ending for everyone in here!

Contains the stories: Me and My Big Mouth by Becky Black, Captive by T.A. Creech, Love Lost, Love Found by Rebecca James, Accidentally His by Shawn Lane, A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou by J.L. Merrow, For the Last Time by A.R. Moler, First and Goal by Terry O’Reilly, It’s Not Yule, It’s Me by Michael P. Thomas, In His Line of Work by Tinnean, and And This is Ed by J.D. Walker.

Review:

When it comes to reading an anthology, it easily turn into a tricky read for me. Though I’ve read many of them, most leave me wanting for more. I’m glad to say that 2016 Top Ten Gay Romance Anthology was filled with many great stories with characters that I really found myself rooting for. Each and every story was interesting and every story was well worth reading.

Me and My Big Mouth by Becky Black

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Kisses

This is the first story I’ve read by this author and I really liked it. I thought the characters were interesting and I liked the main character, Max the best. He’s funny and has a way of putting his foot in his mouth and I thought his honesty and bluntness was refreshing. I also like the May/December aspect of the story, as well as, the ‘opposites attract’ storyline. He and Owen are a good match and though it ended on a HFN ending, I have high hopes for them.

Captive by TA Creech
Rating: 5 out of 5 Kisses

WOW! This is the first story I’ve read by TA Creech and after reading Captive, it won’t be my last! I loved the descriptive storytelling ability this author has and I was immediately wrapped up into these characters lives. The world-building the author created for this science fiction romance was great and I enjoyed watching Justin and Sajah’s relationship develop. For a short story it is pretty well-written and balanced…selfishly I wish it had been longer…I loved it!

Lost Love, Love Found by Rebecca James
Rating: 4

Lost Love, Love Found is a sweet holiday story between to heroes that learn to trust in the power of love. Dane’s wife died three years ago and he’s been living with both of sorrow of losing her and the guilt of not being honest with her about several things. *Read it and find out what they are* When he spots a homeless man on the side of the road, Dane’s protective instincts take over and he decides to give into the holiday spirit and help the man, Sayer, out.

I liked the chemistry the two men shared together. There is an instant emotional bond between them and I enjoyed the banter they shared together. Though I like an insta-love romance, I thought this one was a tad bit on the rushed side…especially toward the end.

Accidentally His by Shawn Lane
Rating: 3.25 out of 5 Kisses!

When I first started this story, I thought I would love it. Then as the story progressed, our main hero, Kirk’s, attitude began to change and was a bit of a jerk to Elijah. It was strange because one moment Kirk acts like he wants to get to know Elijah and is fascinated with him and then next *when he has Elijah interested* Kirk doesn’t call and acts kind of jerky…wth? Though I thought Elijah was so sweet, the character that intrigued me the most was Toby, who was a secondary character. I would love to read his story. I have conflicting feelings about this read because I really liked Kirk in the beginning, but not so much in the middle and end.

Because of Kirk’s insensitivity I thought Elijah deserved better and though he had an explanation for his showing lack of interest, I never got back on board with him. I’m sorry. Maybe if the book was longer the characterization would have been more fleshed out and I would have enjoyed it better. In the end, I liked the story, I just didn’t love it like I thought I would in the beginning. Having said this, there will be many people who will love Kirk and Elijah’s relationship. Ms. Lane is a solid storyteller and knows how to write heated chemistry that can leap out of the written page. I’m sure there are many fans of hers that will enjoy the story Kirk had to tell.

A pint of beer, a bag of chips and thou by JL Merrow
Rating: 4 out of 5 Kisses!

A Pint of Beer, A Bag of Chips and Thou is a sweet and fast-paced story about a struggling musician and his quirky family. To make extra money, Liam plays at the local tube. He enjoys playing for strangers, hoping to make their day a little brighter by the music he shares with them. Also, he has been watching a sexy older man walk by daily who seems to enjoy the songs he plays. When his three lovable older female relatives decide to take matters into their own hands, will Liam’s hope the sexy man will finally speak to him?

This story is told in first person through Liam’s eyes. I enjoyed the story he had to tell and loved the ‘coven’ of female relatives who joyfully interfere with his life. Liam’s romance with Neil is a sweet thing to watch too. I enjoyed their heated chemistry and the easy banter they shared between them. JL Merrow wrote a feel-good, quirky story with lovable characters and two heroes you can’t help but love.

For the Last Time by AR Moler
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Kisses!

For the Last Time spans Mark and Scott’s friendship over the past twenty years. It is a friends to lovers romance that had great potential to be an amazing story. But because of the length and because it felt rushed at times, I thought it took away from the story Scott and Mark had to tell. Also, because both men tried to push aside their physical and emotional attraction towards one another, they live as straight men who are married *more than once in one heroes case* and are still married as they explore their sexuality and feelings for one another. I’m not crazy about cheating heroes. In a way I understood why they lived in fear and in the closet for so long and if the story had been more fleshed out and longer, I might would have gotten on board with them more than I did. In the end, I liked the two men and in some ways their story is a sweet one. The author has a way of writing compelling characters who live and breathe off of the written page. I just wish it had been a full length novel.

First and Goal by Terry O’Reilly
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Kisses!

First and Goal is a sexy short story that packed a lot of punch. I really enjoyed reading about the two men and was intrigued watching their relationship develop as the story was told. Since Brad is an NFL player who is not out of the closet, his boyfriend Darrin, must keep their relationship under wraps. This can lead to problems and Darrin *who is a dancer* begins to feel the strain of having to live a life separate from Brad a secret. Darrin longs to be together all of the time and to begin to really share their life together, but because Brad is afraid of the ramifications of coming out, Darrin continues to push his own wants aside.

Because Brad feels like he needs to keep his sexuality and Darrin a secret, this story could have been one sided. But because Brad is a likeable man and it is obvious that keeping away from Darrin hurts him too, it was easy to understand the predicament they were in. I liked how the story resolved itself and loved the chemistry these two men shared together. First and Goal is a quick and sexy read that is easy to like and so enjoyable to read.

I’m looking forward to reading more books by this author in the future.

It’s Not Yule, it’s Me by Michael P. Thomas
Rating: 5 out of 5 Kisses!

To my knowledge, this is the first story I’ve read by Michael P. Thomas and after reading this little gem of a story, it won’t be my last. I was immediately swept up into the lives of these two men and absolutely loved the story they had to tell. For a short story, I thought it was very well-developed and well-rounded. Although I do wish the story had been longer, but only because of my selfish reasons, not because the story wasn’t a complete one.

I loved the chemistry Shannon and Ben shared together. I highly enjoyed watching their relationship evolve from strangers to lovers. Both men are likeable and though they find themselves in interesting situations *Shannon has some unique Christmas experiences* I really found myself rooting for them to be together. It’s Not Yule, It’s Me is a warm and romantic story that will live in your heart long after you finish reading the story.

In His Line of Work by Tinnean
Rating: 2 out of 5 Kisses

This is going to sound a little strange, but I think I’m lost on this story. As I read and finished it, I felt like I had fallen somehow in the middle of another story and I was a little lost and confused. Deuce is an interesting character, but he is still a bit of a mystery. As is most of the story to me. *Scratches my head*

There seems to be a lot going on and a past I’m not sure about, so it makes me wonder if this book was part of a series or what. Because it felt incomplete to me and I felt like I fell into a rabbit hole, it was a hard for me to follow. I imagine fans of this author’s work will know exactly what is going on and will truly enjoy the story.

And This is Ed by JD Walker
Rating: 5 out of 5

I’ve read a couple of books by JD Walker, but after reading this short story, I’ll be actively looking for more by this author. I really liked our main hero Ed. Ed is a well-written three dimensional character that I think a lot of people will be able to relate with. He manages the cleaning crew and it’s because of this, Ed is often overlooked, poked fun at and treated like he doesn’t matter. He’s been hurt in the past and to keep others from hurting him again, Ed has built a wall around his heart. When he meets Titus, a new manager that Ed must work with, Ed is immediately attracted to the soft-spoken and seemingly sweet and thoughtful man.

I don’t want to give anything away but I was surprised by what happened. I felt anger and hurt for Ed. BUT saying this, I was very happy that underneath his sometimes gruff exterior, Ed knows how to forgive and love and allows himself to take chances. I liked the way his relationship continues to grow with Titus and have big hopes for them in the future.

As you can see almost all of these stories were very well-written and enjoyable reads. 2016 Top Ten Gay Romance is an easy book to recommend if you are looking for some romantic reads on a cold, rainy day.

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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Gabbi Reviews: Snow Angel by Sharon Maria Bidwell


Title: Snow Angel
Author: Sharon Maria Bidwell
Publisher: JMS Books
Pages: 204
Characters: Dean Chapman, Jay Reid
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 5

Blurb:

Come out of the cold, into the warm …

Dean Chapman has always had a thing for April Reid, ‘the girl next door’, the woman he’s never had. What he doesn’t know is that while he made puppy dog eyes at her, her younger brother Jay spent time looking at him the same way.

Now, years later, he considers the two Reid siblings as close friends, nothing more. Little does he know Jay is still in love with him, always has been, always will be, but he’s about to find out. When he does, it not only throws his sexuality into question, it shines an ugly light in his direction.

Reacting as he often does, on impulse, he’s about to make an understandable but life-altering mistake … and then he makes another one. Dean has to take a long look at himself and he isn’t sure he likes what he sees. He can’t remember being this arrogant, not to mention a control freak, and that’s only a few of the nicer things April Reid has taken to calling him in defence of her brother. Can he change? Does he want to? Does he even need to, or is it really just a question of making the right choice?

It’s winter and snow is falling, but he doesn’t yet know which of them might yet be left out in the cold. If Dean isn’t careful, he might lose the one person who can take him just as he is, ego included.

Review:

I have to be honest and tell you I’ve read this book years ago. Snow Angel was one of the first books I read in this genre and though I didn’t remember a lot of the details about it, I do remember liking it. When I noticed that it was re-released again through JMS Books and updated, I knew I had to read it again. I’m so glad I did because though I really enjoyed it before, I found myself truly loving it the second time around.

I’m totally crazy about both heroes. Both Jay and Dean are very well-written and they lived off of the printed page. As I write this, I have a feeling Dean is going to be a controversial character. I say this because there are times where he is very arrogant and a little bit of a control nut. Now, please hear me out on this…it’s true there were times I wanted to throw something heavy at him because of his careless attitude, especially when it comes to certain things. He has a way of brushing off and not dealing with important topics like feelings and sexuality, but as I continued to read the story, I began to see the many layers of Dean begin to peel away.

There is so much more to him than meets the eye. I started seeing him through Jay’s eyes and through Jay’s feelings and I truly began to understand the depth of his affection and feelings toward Jay. It’s true that Dean struggles with verbalizing his feelings for Jay, but he shows Jay in so many way how much he truly cares for him, their friendship and the love that simmers between them.

Dean might be a hard sell for some, but to me he was a great hero.

Though I loved Dean, I adored Jay almost as much. He’s sweet and smart and has been in love with Dean in what feels like forever. I began to love these two men together and I enjoyed the banter they shared as well as the friendship they had with one another.

Dean and Jay’s relationship definitely go through some rocky times, but I loved watching their relationship develop into something special. The slow burn they feel for one another turns into a fiery blaze that sizzled up my computer screen and made me turn on the air conditioner in the middle of January…whew!

Snow Angel
is a complex and wonderfully written romance that has earned a spot on my keeper shelf. I loved these characters and hope Ms. Bidwell will continue writing more about their journey together.

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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JMS has awesome New Releases this week! Check them out and read the Monday blues away :)


TITLE: Everything Anise
AUTHOR: Natalie-Nicole Bates
ISBN: 9781634862837
GENRE: Lesbian Paranormal Romance
LENGTH: 16,218 words
PRICE: $2.99

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For years, Spencer Lyons has been a devoted best friend to Max Ramirez, helping him through break up after break up. But Spencer has never let Max know his true feelings — he’s been in love with his best friend for years.

It doesn’t occur to Max that club-hopping Spencer has deeper feelings for him. When he does learn of Spencer’s love, Max begins to wonder … should he admit to the love he feels himself and risk losing his best friend if it ends in yet another break up? Or will Spencer always be devotedly his?

TITLE: Fostered Affections
AUTHOR: Feral Sephrian
ISBN: 9781634862684
GENRE: Gay / Bisexual Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 37,527 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Austin Inverness loves dogs and his wife, Erika. Erika was the only girlfriend Austin ever had who didn’t judge him for being bisexual, and dogs never judge, period. Unfortunately, Erika isn’t much of a dog person.

Airman Neil Stafford has been deployed to Turkey for a six-month tour and he enrolls his schipper-poo, Bunny, in the Fosters for Fighters program that arranges fostering for soldiers’ pets. There he meets Austin, who will foster Bunny while Neil is overseas.

The two men keep in touch via Skype and Austin is delighted by how well they get along. Erika, on the other hand, is delighted by how little she has to do to take care of Bunny. That is, until Bunny needs an emergency trip to the vet.

By the time Neil returns home, Austin has noticed key differences between his wife and the new friend he can’t stop thinking about. As for Neil, he knows for sure he wants Austin in his life, but not at the cost of his friend’s marriage.

When Austin realizes Erika questions his bisexuality, the cracks in their relationship quickly spread and Austin questions everything, including if he can make the right choice. Will Austin and Neil be able to overcome the bumps on the road to happiness?


TITLE: Man-amorphosis
AUTHOR: Rick R. Reed
ISBN: 9781634862738
GENRE: Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 5,133 words
PRICE: $1.99

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I awoke one morning from uneasy dreams to find my penis had transformed itself into a vagina …

Thus begins the story of a very unusual day in the life of one utterly baffled gay man. After the shock wears off about his new genitalia, this promiscuous, fun-loving gay man wonders how he can take advantage of his bizarre gift. Bagging a straight man is the first thing that comes to mind. Well, actually bagging whole battalions of straight men …

There’s only one problem: while he now has his very own love taco, he has none of the customary toppings to go with it. Enter Pete Thickwhistle, friend and drag artist extraordinaire.

Pete quickly sets about making his friend’s appearance go from butch man to convincing female as fast as you can say “Max Factor.” Rick, now Rickie, sets off on his quest for straight-man flesh. Little does he know that what awaits is not his lust’s desire, but his heart’s. Rickie finds that when you go out looking just for sex, you may end up with something a lot more substantial …

TITLE: Tempted to Taste
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634861489
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 13,222 words
PRICE: $2.99

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Ryan Callahan’s parents died in a boating accident off Sutter’s Bay when he was five years old. Now Ryan is back in the bay ready to live in the Victorian reproduction house his father built for his mother. And ready to get his dream job a chef in a restaurant. The job of head chef seems to fall into his lap when Mabry’s is short staffed, but when the sexy as sin owner, Chris Mabry, returns from vacation he fires the inexperienced Ryan on the spot.

Ryan’s dream seems to be over before he gets a chance to prove himself, but when Chris realizes how bad his restaurant’s situation is, he rehires Ryan. As Mabry becomes a success, things sizzle between Ryan and Chris and soon Ryan is cooking for Chris personally.

TITLE: The Fine Art of Reading Riley
AUTHOR: R.W. Clinger
ISBN: 9781634862820
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 21,724 words
PRICE: $3.99
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For the past three weeks, Stone Daye has been planning the perfect book club gathering. But when that day arrives, he faces a morning snowstorm as he runs a few last-minute errands around town before his book club meets.

While out shopping, Stone 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.

That evening, Cameron makes an unexpected appearance at Stone’s book club. Old feelings are stirred up again, but are the fiery embers of their previous relationship strong enough to ignite a new romance together?

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TITLE: Devotedly His
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634863070
GENRE: Gay Interracial Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,281 words
PRICE: $2.99

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For years, Spencer Lyons has been a devoted best friend to Max Ramirez, helping him through break up after break up. But Spencer has never let Max know his true feelings — he’s been in love with his best friend for years.

It doesn’t occur to Max that club-hopping Spencer has deeper feelings for him. When he does learn of Spencer’s love, Max begins to wonder … should he admit to the love he feels himself and risk losing his best friend if it ends in yet another break up? Or will Spencer always be devotedly his?

TITLE: Fire Triangle
AUTHOR: Iyana Jenna
ISBN: 9781634862974
GENRE: Gay Mystery Romance
LENGTH: 25,821 words
PRICE: $3.99

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While investigating a house fire, Detective Miles Tucker uncovers a similar case twenty years prior. Digging deeper, Miles learns that a survivor from the earlier fire might have some answers to his questions.

As a boy, Devin Treadwell survived a fire that wiped out his entire family. The trauma he suffered left him in a mental institution, but he has since made a full recovery and, though partially deaf and mute, now lives an independent life as a music teacher.

Devin’s life is disrupted when the handsome Miles suspects him of being a serial arsonist. But he wasn’t the only survivor. A boy named Sebastian who had been adopted by Devon’s family also survived the blaze.

Then an attempt is made on Devin’s life. Can Miles keep Devin safe from an arsonist who will stop at nothing to silence him? Or will the attraction between them jeopardize the investigation?

TITLE: Ghostly Investigations
AUTHOR: Edward Kendrick
ISBN: 9781634863056
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Mystery Romance
LENGTH: 32,399 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Jon Watts heard stories about ghosts but never believed in them … until he becomes one. Now, if he wants to move on, he has to solve his own murder.

At least he’ll have help from three new friends: Brody, an undercover cop who was killed five years earlier by an unknown assailant; Sage, a medium who can see and speak with ghosts; and Mike, the detective investigating Jon’s murder, who doesn’t know ghosts exist until Sage convinces him otherwise.

Will the four men solve both Brody’s and Jon’s murders? The possible attraction between Mike and Sage only complicates things. Or are Jon and Brody doomed to remain ghosts forever?

TITLE: Happiness Is a Warm Bum
AUTHOR: J.D. Walker
ISBN: 9781634860857
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,280 words
PRICE: $2.99

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Austin Murray is fifty years old, owns a bookstore, and loves to walk on the beach at sun-up. He’s a beachcomber, too, always in search of something unique to add to his collection. One such winter morning, an unkempt, sad-looking stranger roars into his life on a motorbike and his heart turns over for the first time, ever.

Murphy Vickers is world-weary, hurting, and unable to connect with anyone. He travels from place to place looking for work, but never stays anywhere very long. He’s trying to outrun a painful event in his past that haunts him to this day. When he stops in a seaside town, he meets Austin, who offers him a job and a bed for however long he needs them.

Murphy is surly and reticent, But Austin won’t let that stop him from breaking through his barriers, and maybe getting a biker of his very own.

TITLE: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
AUTHOR: Matthew Robbins
ISBN: 9781634862677
GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 43,609 words
PRICE: $4.99

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Felix is in real trouble this time. Not only did he wake up nearly naked in a foreign country — drugged and abandoned as a prank — but soon he finds himself being interviewed by the police after crashing the truck of his handsome rescuer, Ronan Malloy. The only way for Felix to make amends is to work off his debt on the injured Ronan’s shabby, struggling farm.

Ronan Malloy and his grandad Lorcan have big plans for their ancestral farm. Their new boutique cheese will put Malloy Cheesery the map. But he hasn’t struck it rich yet. Between the bank and his scheming neighbor, he has enough troubles and doesn’t want to deal with an untrained Yankee on top of it.

Although Felix resents having to stay behind as his friends continue their backpacking adventure across Europe, he begins to see that farm life isn’t so bad. Ronan’s charming smile and sparkling eyes are an added bonus. And Ronan learns soon enough that the Yankee isn’t as helpless as he thought.

Felix isn’t sure he’s up to the task of saving the deeply indebted Malloy Farm from calamity and devious plots for its downfall, but for Ronan, he’s willing to try.

Start your New Year with a BANG by reading a New Release from JMS BOOKS!


TITLE: 2016 Top Ten Gay Romance
AUTHOR: J.M. Snyder
ISBN: 9781634862806
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Anthology
LENGTH: 117,639 words
PRICE: $6.99

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2016 Top Ten Gay Romance brings together the best-selling short stories published by JMS Books that year.

From first love to true love, from submission to sensual, from heat to sweet and everything in between, the couples in these stories are sure to keep you turning the pages as you fall in love with them.

With stories by Becky Black, T.A. Creech, Rebecca James, Shawn Lane, J.L. Merrow, A.R. Moler, Terry O’Reilly, Michael P. Thomas, Tinnean, and J.D. Walker, this head-over-heels collection goes beyond bedtime reading. Whether happily ever after or happy for now, there’s an ending for everyone in here!

Contains the stories: Me and My Big Mouth by Becky Black, Captive by T.A. Creech, Love Lost, Love Found by Rebecca James, Accidentally His by Shawn Lane, A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou by J.L. Merrow, For the Last Time by A.R. Moler, First and Goal by Terry O’Reilly, It’s Not Yule, It’s Me by Michael P. Thomas, In His Line of Work by Tinnean, and And This is Ed by J.D. Walker.


TITLE: Artificial Heart
AUTHOR: T.A. Creech
ISBN: 9781634863063
GENRE: Gay Sci-Fi Thriller Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 30,482 words
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In a future where the United States is slowly rebuilding itself, Omega Travis Danten is a big city cop sent to a seemingly desolate city on the edge of the Waste. This desert is full of undesirables, and it’s only a matter of time before they wreak havoc. But, Omegas are always assigned Alphas, and his new partner’s job is to protect him.

But SdAI Alpha Virgil is not at all amused with the partner who chose him. Travis is willful and naive to the dangers a homicide detective faces here, and it makes Virgil’s job that much harder. And Travis, of course, is human and develops feelings, feelings that go beyond the rules about Omega/Alpha partnerships.

Travis and Virgil have to find common ground, find a killer, and find space for each other in their own hearts, even if one is artificial.


TITLE: Capture the Moon
AUTHOR: JL Merrow
ISBN: 9781634862813
GENRE: Lesbian Interracial Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 13,008 words
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In this fairytale inspired by a classic children’s story, weaver’s daughter Adrien is tired of turning down marriage proposals. So she disguises herself as a boy and sets out on a journey of discovery, accompanied only by her faithful piglet Ferkel. Rescuing a young monk named Felix from brigands, Adrien agrees to act as bodyguard on his journey to the King’s castle to present the princess with a telescope.

The lovely Princess Selene has also had more than her fair share of suitors, but she refuses to marry until someone gives her the moon. Felix’s telescope could grant her heart’s desire, but it’s Adrien who finds herself in love with the lively, beautiful princess.

Astonished to find Selene loves her in return, Adrien’s joy is short-lived. Surely Selene’s love will die when Adrien reveals her true gender? And in any case, two women cannot be married — can they?


TITLE: Fireside Romance Box Set
AUTHOR: Drew Hunt
ISBN: 9781634863179
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 191,873 words
PRICE: $9.99

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All four novels in Drew Hunt’s best-selling gay erotic romance series, Fireside Romance, are now available in one box set! Contains the stories:

First Flames: One evening, when the loneliness becomes overwhelming, Simon gathers up his courage and goes to the red light district of the town to buy a little human companionship. As the weeks pass, Simon and Mark find warmth and friendship indoors. When an explosion injures Mark, Simon has to make a decision. Can he offer Mark shelter and nurse him back to health without revealing his true feelings?

Burning Brighter: After declaring their love for each other on Christmas Day, Simon Peters and Mark Smith settle down to a cosy life of domestic togetherness. Snuggle up in an easy chair and toast your toes in front of the fire as you read Simon and Mark’s continuing romantic adventures.

Heating Up: Simon and Mark’s social life grows. However, a near tragedy reminds them to celebrate such togetherness because it could be snatched away. Simon discovers he has a kinky side, one which he and Mark often explore. Join them as they navigate the highs and lows of life.

Glowing Embers: Numerous challenges face Simon and Mark. Because of his time on the streets, Mark worries about HIV. Mark’s dad gets back in contact and brings issues of his own. Can this unconventional family pull together despite all the world has thrown at them?


TITLE: His One and Only
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634861472
GENRE: Gay Interracial Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 18,204 words
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The moment Drew Richards spots gorgeous workaholic lawyer, Mark Stevens, at a party, he is intrigued. Though rebuffed at first by Mark, a persistent Drew convinces the man they can be friends. Drew left his job as an art teacher to help his parents with their gift shop when his stepfather fell ill. It’s at a coffee shop by the store where their friendship begins.

After the death of his partner, Mark buried himself in work, a habit he can’t seem to break himself of … until he meets Drew. The short, dark haired Drew is cute in a pixie sort of way, not Mark’s usual sort, but he finds the man too appealing and before he knows it they become more than friends.

Mark’s been out of the dating scene for a while and can’t help but make a few missteps. Drew is looking for serious commitment. Can he become Mark’s one and only?