Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Blog Tour: Keeping Claudia by Suzanne McKenna Link

Title: Keeping Claudia
Author: Suzanne McKenna Link
Series: Toby & Claudia #2
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 1, 2017

How do you love someone whose past goes against everything you’ve ever known or trust in a future you’ve yet to believe in?

Back home in a town she once fled, headstrong Claudia Chiametti returns to the arms of the only guy ever to awaken her heart. Everything about Toby contradicts her family’s traditions and values, but she’s ready to take a chance on love.

Toby Faye is a new man, and the girl he’s long dreamed of is finally within his reach. With Claudia’s help, he’s put the past behind him. But one last secret hides in the dark corner of his past. The one that could undermine it all.

Can Claudia love him unconditionally … or will the truth cost Toby what he wants most?

Keeping Claudia is the emotional finale to the love story that began in Saving Toby, an unforgettable journey of a couple who discover the only way to love someone is with an open heart.

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard.

Full length, Contemporary Love Story.
Recommended Reading Age 18+
Though part of a series, may be read as standalone.

What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
I get really fired up when writing about emotional intimacy. That includes all personal relationships, parent to child, sibling to sibling, but nothing  intrigues me quite so much as the intensity between two people who share romantic love.

When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
I enjoy all of the stages of creating a book, but I’m most engaged during the writing part. When I’m not thinking about deadlines and worrying about trying to get it perfect, it’s amazing to just sit down and create scenes I’ve been envisioning in my head. After that, I would say the editing process is my next favorite. This is where I cut away the excess, unnecessary stuff, tighten up and polish the story. It’s exciting to see many months, sometimes years, of hard work come to fruition.

When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I read from a plethora of genres—historical fiction, fantasy, romance and non-fiction motivational to name a few—but the stories I usually enjoy the most tend to be women’s lit with a strong central love story.

If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
Right off the bat I can think of two authors with completely differing bodies of work, Judy Blume and Tarryn Fisher. What young woman hasn’t read “Are You there God, It’s Me, Margaret?” and “Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing,” but did you know Blume penned a number of provocative books for older readers? Kind of blew me away, but I enjoyed reading her more mature work, too. She infuses humor with everyday reality. And after reading Tarryn Fisher’s “Mud Vein,” I became an instant fan. There’s an unapologetically realistc darkness to her characters that simply intrigues me. Pairing up with either would really be a treat for me.

Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
I’ve always thought of myself as a writer. Since I’ve been able to string words together, I’ve written journals. As a teen, I enjoyed amusing my family members with short humorous stories, exaggerating my relatives mannerisms. English classes were always my favorites, and I pursued writing and literature courses in college. But, it wasn’t until ‘later in life’ that I found myself unhappy at work and finally made a decision to focus on my writing and to really go for it.

Author Bio:
Suzanne McKenna Link works for a family of newspapers that cover events in and around the South Shore of Long Island, New York. She lives in the town of Sayville with her husband and two children.

SAVING TOBY is her debut novel. The literary love story follows the moving journey of a damaged young man and his love for a girl who might just save him. An avid interest in psychology has Suzanne digging deep into the reasons for her characters' behaviors. The native Long Islander is fascinated by the how and why of people's actions. As a result, her characters come to life on the pages.


Keeping Claudia #2

Saving Toby #1

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Release Blitz: Changing on the Fly - The Second Period Anthology

Title: Changing on the Fly
Authors: Jeff Adams, Heather Lire, RJ Scott, & VL Locey
Genre: M/M Romance, Hockey
Release Date: October 4, 2017
Changing on the Fly is a celebration of romance, featuring four M/M stories about hockey players falling in love on – and off – the ice. All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to a charity that supports inclusiveness in athletics.

⏳⌚⏳The anthology will be available starting in October 4, 2017, for a limited time only.⏳⌚⏳

It includes the following stories:

Head in the Game by Jeff Adams
Second Chance at Love by Heather Lire
Rookie Moves by V.L. Locey
Secrets by Rj Scott

Head in the Game by Jeff Adams
After a disastrous breakup, pro hockey defenseman Roger Jacobson’s game is slipping. With his contract up for renewal he has to do something quick because his fourteen-year career is on the line. Roger returns to his hometown to work with his old coach, while helping run the summer hockey camp. But Dylan Baker, a handsome graduate student and the coach’s son, proves to be a romantic distraction that Roger couldn’t have anticipated.

Can Roger’s trip home fix his game and mend his broken heart?

Second Chance at Love by Heather Lire

Growing up in Holiday, Vermont Zach and Tony were best friends. After high school, they drifted apart as their lives and careers took them in different directions. When they run into each other on vacation they fall back into the easy friendship they’d had as kids.

The one thing they didn’t expect was the sexual tension between them. As they explore these new feelings for each other they discover that sometimes the last person they expected fall for is their Second Chance at Love.

Rookie Moves by VL Locey

It’s been three months since New York Nightwings superstar center and captain, Riley Zeally, came out. The glare of the media has been incredibly bright but Riley’s used to dealing with the spotlight. His boyfriend, Keiffer, isn’t. The intense scrutiny of being at the side of such a huge sports star is proving to be incredibly stressful for the one-time hustler.

Details about his former life on the streets is now common knowledge, his life with Riley is under a magnifying glass, and his past is about to step out of the shadows in an even bigger way. Can a rookie in the ways of the press and professional athletics survive the pressure of sharing his life with the league’s most famous gay player? Will the tentative new love Riley and Keiffer share fold under the weight of fans and fame?

Secrets by RJ Scott

Benji is the skater in the league who brings down the height average. Coming in at five eight, he's used to players chirping at him all night about his height.

Including the sexy defenseman for the Carlisle Rush, Avery Lester, with his stunning eyes and his cute smile.

When Benji makes a single inappropriate comment about Avery's ass, everything goes to hell. Add in Avery’s heroics during a hate crime, and things just go from bad to worse.

Abruptly it's not his height Benji has to worry about, but the chance that his closely guarded secret is shared all over the Internet.

Can love find a way, or will keeping secrets tear Benji and Avery apart?

Jeff Adams
Jeff Adams has written stories since he was in middle school and became a gay romance writer in 2009 when his first short stories were published. Since then he’s written several more shorts and novels, including some in the young adult genre, and he plans to keep writing as long as wonderful readers keeping picking up his books.

Jeff lives in rural Northern California with his husband of twenty years, Will. Some of his favorite things include the musicals Rent and title of show, the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey teams, and the reality TV competition So You Think You Can Dance. If forced to pick his favorite book it would be a tie between Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and David Levithan’s Every Day.

He also co-hosts the weekly show Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast with his husband. You can learn more at

If you’d like to drop him an email to say hello, or if you have questions/comments about his books, you can use the contact form.

Heather Lire
Heather Lire has traveled all over the world, speaks several languages, collects romance books like they’re going out of style, and has multiple book boyfriends. Ok, she hasn’t been all over the world, except in her mind. She does however speak multiple languages and collect romance books. Her long-suffering husband and sons roll their eyes at all her book boyfriends. When she’s not busy on her next novel she can be found in her classroom where teaches one of those many languages, at one of her sons many sporting events or on twitter talking about what else, romance books.

Heather is also one half of the paranormal writing duo Kenzie MacLir.

RJ Scott
RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

VL Locey
V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, two dogs, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and three Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

Jeff Adams

Heather Lire

RJ Scott

VL Locey


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Cover Reveal: All for Him by EM Denning

Title: All for Him
Author: EM Denning
Genre: May/December Romance
Expected Release Date: November 1, 2017
Ashley Hartman has always been child free by choice. It’s a decision her first husband knew about when they met and it’s the same decision that tore them apart years later. Now a thirty-six-year-old divorcee with an overly opinionated best friend and a career she no longer wants, Ashley is trying to move on with her life. 

Liam White swaggers his way up her driveway and into her life a year after her swift and brutal divorce. Though he’s twelve years younger than her, their friendship is instantaneous and it’s not long before she hires him to finish the renovations on her house. 

Their relationship quickly explodes into something neither of them expected. As Ashley starts to let herself believe she could have a second chance at happiness, everything goes sideways.

“You must be new here.”

Ashley slowed her pace and resigned herself to the fact that this guy wasn’t going to be so easy to shake. 

“Only new to the neighborhood. I used to live across town.”

“What part?”

“West Village.” 

“Ah, where all the upper-crust hang out.”

“Yeah, the upper-crust and their mooching friends who live in their guest houses for a year.” Ashley shut her eyes and shook her head. She hadn’t meant to say so much to this guy, but she’d been drinking all afternoon and the beer had loosened her tongue. 

“So, you’re not just slumming, then?” Liam winked at her, she assumed this meant he was joking. “Seriously though, that carpet had to be three times your weight. Are you sure you don’t need more help?”

“Is this a thing you do?”


“You know, walking down the street and running to the rescue of damsels in distress?”

Liam laughed. It was deep and sexy and slid inside her like velvet and satin. She felt her stomach wobble, but it wasn’t the beer. It was him; and maybe the beer, just a little. 

“You hardly seem like a damsel in distress.” His hungry gaze raked over her and she wondered what he saw other than her dirty jeans, messy hair, and her dust covered skin.

Author Bio:
E. M. Denning is a writer from British Columbia. She loves her family and her animals and anything cute and fuzzy. She was born a hopeless romantic and when she’s not writing romance, she’s probably reading it. She loves love.


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Book Blitz: by Ada Scott

Author: Ada Scott
Series: #2
Genre: New Adult, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 29 2017
He Wants To Use Me For Revenge, I Just Want Him To Use Me.

I wish my mom never dragged me along when she ran off with her junkie boyfriend Antonio. The worst thing about it was she was having an affair and they took fifty million dollars of Andrew’s money when they went.

Now Andrew’s got fifty million reasons to want us all dead and, after years of life on the run, I can’t take any more of their abuse, so I’ve *got* to get out of here… somehow.

It couldn’t have been any more poetic when I saw Bree auctioning her first time on Innocence For Sale.

After years of searching for my revenge, it fell right into my lap. Mouth-first.

I’ll take everything she’s selling, and more. She’ll moan my name, she’ll tell me where Julia, Antonio and my money are.

I knew all that. I didn’t expect to find an accomplice, my other half, the only woman who ever made me want to grind out our pleasure non-stop until we can’t see straight.

Just when I think I’m going to drive off into the sunset with my dream-girl, it looks like we’re going to have to make a last stand instead…”

Thankfully, Bree needed no persuading.  For the first time, it made me stop and wonder why she was selling her virginity when her mother had access to the fifty million dollars she and Antonio stole from me.

Blindfolding Bree and fucking her face as hard as I’d ever fucked any face was part of my payback to Julia, but I’d decided that taking her virginity was something Bree was going to have to choose for herself.  I’d thought she’d be torn between the money and the knowledge of who had bought her, but the flash of joy in her eyes told me something different.

It was pure love.  It wasn’t misplaced hero-worship or fuckin’ gold-digging from the women that hung around the fringe of my organization.  It was the kind of look you could spend your whole life searching for.

Then that flash of heaven had clouded over with fear, almost quick enough to make your heart break.  I needed the information from her, but I knew then the limits to how far I’d go were not as extensive as even I’d thought before she arrived.

Author Bio:
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A former office drone, a former nurse, I now spend every waking moment doing what I love, creating and publishing these steamy stories about bad boys from the mafia, motorcycle clubs, and mma that make me, and hopefully you, weak at the knees! Anywhere a bad boy can be found, I'll be there taking notes and making it even sexier :) #2 #1

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