Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Blog Tour: Time for Love by Lynn Michaels

Title: Time for Love
Author: Lynn Michaels
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: August 20, 2018
Surf and sand, beach and bar-tending, and practicing Taoism are the important things in Jeremy Ringer's life. Until a death in the family sends him across the state, and he realizes that it's not enough. By trusting the wrong people, he is pushed toward sexy police specialist, Oliver Mendosa.

Ollie Mendosa is only interested in one thing, the new police app he's developing. That is until he meets a victim of crime, surfer-boy, Jeremy Ringer. When his protective nature is brought out in full force, he can't resist the temptation of a summer fling.

Is it possible for these two men, from such different worlds, to overcome their differences and fears in order to find the love they both desire?

Ollie couldn’t stop thinking about their witness, Jeremy. The guy was too cute and entirely too laid back. “What do you think about Jeremy’s case?” he asked Walker as they walked into the precinct.

“Never going to find his car. You shouldn’t have given him false hope.”

“Yeah, I couldn’t help it.” He stuffed his phone in his pocket.

Walker stopped and looked at him, grabbing his shoulder. “What? You do like the guy? I mean like-like?”

“He’s cute.” Ollie shrugged. He wanted to play like he was calm and laid back like Jeremy, but he wasn’t. Not at all. The old saying about butterflies in the stomach seemed more like a fact than a literary description.

“I was teasing, but... Seriously, ask him out.”

Ollie huffed. “You know I can’t. At least not until we close his part of this bullshit.”

“Nah. You’re just here for the data. You’re not a detective. Ask him out.”

Ollie shook his head. He wasn’t entirely sure if he wanted dating Jeremy to be a conflict of interest or not. He hadn’t dated anyone. Not in a long time. Not really, not ever. What was he doing, anyway? “He lives too far away. I’ll be back in New York in a month. Easy.”

“That’s an excuse. If you like him. Go out with him. Hell, maybe getting laid would do you good.”

Ollie snorted. “That’s for sure.” He knew exactly how long it had been since he’d gotten any. Hookups he could do, and in New York, they’d been frequent enough. Plus, he had Corey Bishop. A good friend and in for a good fuck if they were both unattached and needing release. It was nice to have a friend he could count on, have sex with occasionally, but wouldn’t ever ask or expect more than that from them. In Jacksonville? None. Nada. Nothing. La negative. Not even Corey, since he was back in New York.

Walker bumped into his side. “Go for it.”

Ollie watched him walk away. He bit at his lip. He did want to see Jeremy again. Wanted to see those sapphire eyes, wide open, as he came apart. Wanted to hear that sweet voice, not humming or singing, but calling out. Maybe calling Ollie’s name. “Maybe I will.” Maybe they could be a fun hookup while he was in Jacksonville. At least until Jeremy went back home. Even if it was a conflict of interest, hell, Ollie never gave a damn about what anyone else said, anyway. He made his own rules.

What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
First was Mercedes Lackey’s The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy. That was the first time I’d ever seen someone gay in a book and he was the hero. That was my first inkling that I could write gay protagonists. Then I read Blay and Quinn from Black Dagger Brotherhood, and it was over. I was hooked.

When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process (outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
Outlining is my favorite because that’s where most of the creation takes place. I’m a pantser in the outline process. I go with the flow and play with everything until it’s pretty thorough.

When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I’ve been hooked on Sci-fi and Fantasy since I was a kid. So, all of that, but even more so, I love the books and stories that defy genre or twist it or combine it with something different. I’m kind of a rebel and I want to do things different. I want to read things that are different.

If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
Tough choice. Hemingway, because he does action like nobody else. Steven King, because he’s the master.  And maybe Jaime Reese. Her Halfway House series combines the MM Romance with mystery and detectives. Her characters are so strong, but so loving. I could probably name a lot more. I have to mention Sid Love, though. We have a co-author book planned, but we haven’t been able to get to it yet.

Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
Both.  I used to get in trouble and get bad grades in elementary school for “not using time wisely.”  What I was really doing was making up stories in my head. The first story I actually wrote down was in middle school. It grew from there. I had a few Sci-fi/Fantasy stories published in online magazines back in the 2000s when that kind of thing was taking off, and it encouraged me to keep going. I wrote a lot of poetry and “song lyrics” when I was in high school. It really all started coming together over the last four or five years. 

Author Bio:
Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. When she's not writing she's kayaking, hanging with her husband, or reading by the pool. Lynn writes Male/Male romance because she believes everyone deserves a happy ending and the dynamics of male characters can be intriguing, vulnerable, and exciting. She has both contemporary and paranormal titles and has been writing since 2014. Her stories don't follow any set guidelines or ideas, but come from her heart and contain love in many forms.



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Release Blitz: New York Nightwings - The Complete Collection by VL Locey

Title: New York Nightwings - The Complete Collection
Author: VL Locey
Series: New York Nightwings Trilogy #1-3
Genre: M/M Romance, Hockey Romance
Release Date: September 5, 2018
Cover Design: Sloan J Designs
The Nightwings Complete Collection contains all three novellas in the New York Nightwings MM hockey romance trilogy. The first two—On Broadway and Rookie Moves—were previously available in the Changing on the Fly charity anthologies. The third novella—Transitions—is a brand-new story written just for this collection. All three books are filled with passion, romance, humor, and fast-paced hockey action!

The set includes -
On Broadway (New York Nightwings #1)
Rookie Moves (New York Nightwings #2)
Transitions (New York Nightwings #3)

Author Bio:
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.



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