Sunday, 14 January 2018

Re/Captured by Michele Zurlo

Re/Captured (Doms of the FBI 7)

Keith and Katrina are back! Reader favorites Keith Rossetti and Katrina Legato from Re/Paired (Doms of the FBI 2) return for another emotional, sexy, and dangerous adventure. Blurb: When a day helping out at Legal Aid puts Katrina in the crosshairs of a serial killer bent on sending his version of romantic gifts, life starts to spiral out of control. Not only is she trying to plan her wedding, but work and home life are increasingly hectic. Keith has doubts about Kat and the reasons she keeps postponing the wedding, so he sets out to recapture her heart. Meanwhile, the serial killer’s obsession with Katrina only grows—threatening her entire family. Sacrifices must be made, but can love help them survive the fallout?

Warnings: BDSM, anal sex, D/s



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PG Excerpt 1:

Understanding Keith’s message—he’d wanted to put her mind at ease with regard to the children so that she could focus on submitting to him—she lowered her gaze. “Can I have ten minutes to put my bag away and freshen up?” “Yes. I set out what I want you to wear.” His voice washed through her senses, overpowering her with peace and excitement. “Thank you.” Briefcase in hand, she turned to follow his instructions. “Kitty Kat.” The unspoken order halted her. She turned back to him. “Yes?” “I want a kiss.” Closing the distance she lifted her face. He caressed her cheek with one hand and wrapped the other around her waist to support her lower back, two points of contact only. His lips brushed hers, teasing at a third point. He massaged, a gentle pressure welcoming her home and to her role as his submissive. Slave to his mastery, she sighed into it, dropping her briefcase and lifting her arms to twine them around his neck, and she pressed her chest to his. He deepened the kiss, plunging his tongue deep to taste and stab. The hand on her cheek slid into her hair, and the one on her back lowered to squeeze her ass. She forgot about everything. The stresses of her day fell away as she melted in the face of his demand. He broke away to trail sucking kisses down her neck, stopping when the collar of her dress shirt got in his way. “Go,” he said. “Take your ten minutes, and then you’re mine.”

PG Excerpt 2:

“Put your dress on. Tell me how you look.” Though he couldn’t see it, she parked her hand on her hip. “Keith, this is highly inappropriate, and it’s bad luck.” Her pulse raced. Though she thought of the wedding as a formality, she couldn’t help but get a little excited for the actual event. His husky chuckle crackled through the phone. “I don’t believe in bad luck, and I can’t masturbate to mental images of you in that dress if I don’t know what it looks like.” Her fake chagrin melted. She whispered her reply. “You want to masturbate to mental images of me in a wedding dress? That’s weird. You have actual pictures of me wearing lingerie.” He also had a picture of her pussy that he refused to delete. Good thing his phone was password and fingerprint protected. “I like those pictures.” His voice dropped as the Dom in him asserted itself. “But, Kitty Kat, the wedding dress says unequivocally that you belong to me. Nothing is sexier than that.” Her breath caught at his tone. “You’re such a romantic.” “How about a picture?” “Nope.” She smiled as she refused him. “I’m not bending on this. You can’t see my dress before the wedding.” “At least tell me what the neckline looks like. And how long is the skirt? What are you wearing under it?” She laughed. “No clues. You’ll have to wait.” “Tease.” “A tease would send you pictures of random dresses.”

Reviews for Re/Paired 

"Wow. This book was so freaking hot!! [Re/Paired] has great balance....heavy on the romance with enough suspense to keep it interesting and that's how I like it."--Under the Covers Book Blog 5 Stars/Purest Delight from Guilty Pleasures: "This was a great read with a damaged Dom who learns to cherish his sub, a lot of hot BDSM action, suspense, and complex relationships."

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Free Short Story Collection!



Get this new collection of four M/M paranormal short stories from the Undead Canadian series for free when you sign up for my newsletter. When you sign up, you can also get the first book in the series, My Zombie Boyfriend, for 50% off.


Exchange of Power - Magic has its rules: necromancers control zombies, not the other way around. But rules are made to be broken, and when Kit realizes he can command Edward, he intends to take full advantage of this new-found power. The opportunity to unsettle Bone in the process just makes it that much sweeter. 

Bone – Bone knew Edward was a necromancer the moment he set foot in Bone’s mortuary. Edward never stood a chance. 

The Adventures of Boo the Zombie Cat  - Edward has hardly spent a night away from his cat, Boo, since before he was in preschool. Not even death could separate them—Edward resurrected Boo as his first zombie when he was five years old. Now, Boo has gone missing, and the cat isn’t in any of his usual haunts. 

The Jenkins Place – After losing his wife and the use of his legs in a car accident, Jim Robinson and his daughter Sarah move to an acreage outside Kingston, Ontario, to make a fresh start. Jim isn’t looking to fall in love, but the house’s former resident might be able to cure his broken heart. 








Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Free Holiday Read and More!


If you haven't already read the Undead Canadian series, here's my holiday gift for you - read My Zombie Christmas, an excerpt from My Zombie Boyfriend FREE!




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Rook

BlurbFor killing his husband, Rook is sent to B-226—an alien planet populated by deadly creatures, where the average life expectancy for a prisoner is three weeks. Rook is relieved by the sentence—all he wants is to die and rejoin his husband.


Upon arrival on B-226, Rook is partnered with Stevie, who has beaten the odds and survived for several months. Rook is drawn to Stevie in a way he didn't expect in the aftermath of losing his husband. Before Rook can untangle the mess of his emotions, the already deadly situation on B-226 worsens, plunging Rook and Stevie into an even more desperate struggle to survive.

Genres: Sci Fi, M/M




Length: 70,000 words (Novel)



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Bits & Bones

BlurbFour short stories from the world of the Undead Canadian series, including two previously unpublished works!

Exchange of Power (formerly My Zombie Mixup) - Magic has its rules: necromancers control zombies, not the other way around. But rules are made to be broken, and when Kit realizes he can command Edward, he intends to take full advantage of this new-found power. The opportunity to unsettle Bone in the process just makes it that much sweeter. (Set between My Zombie Boyfriend and My Zombie Fiancé)

Bone – Bone knew Edward was a necromancer the moment he set foot in Bone’s mortuary. Edward never stood a chance. (Set before My Zombie Boyfriend)

The Adventures of Boo the Zombie Cat (formerly My Zombie Cat) - Edward has hardly spent a night away from his cat, Boo, since before he was in preschool. Not even death could separate them—Edward resurrected Boo as his first zombie when he was five years old. Now, Boo has gone missing, and the cat isn’t in any of his usual haunts. (Set during My Zombie Fiancé)



The Jenkins Place – After losing his wife and the use of his legs in a car accident, Jim Robinson and his daughter Sarah move to an acreage outside Kingston, Ontario, to make a fresh start. Jim isn’t looking to fall in love, but the house’s former resident might be able to cure his broken heart. (Set between My Zombie Boyfriend and My Zombie Fiancé)

Genres: Paranormal, M/M, Contemporary

Length: 15,000 words (Short story collection)


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Friday, 3 November 2017

Keeping the Faith by A.M. Leibowitz

 Title: Keeping the Faith (Faithfully Yours #3)

Author: A.M. Leibowitz

Publisher: Supposed Crimes

Publication Date: November 1, 2017

Length: 238 pages (~84k words)

Genre: Literary fiction/romance

Categories/Tags: Bisexual, transgender, grief & loss, spirituality, Christianity

ISBN: 1944591273 (ISBN13: 9781944591274)

ASIN: B0764ZQMJP

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36086132-keeping-the-faith


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Synopsis:

It’s been three years since Micah’s spouse, Cat, passed away at the age of thirty-six. In the process of cleaning his house, Micah discovers a series of letters Cat hid before he died, in which he made one request: that Micah empty his life of Cat as a way of moving on. Micah has been able to work through his sorrow, but he’s unable to fulfill Cat’s last wish. He can’t see a way past his loneliness despite all the caring people around him.

Enter two new friendships. Jude, Micah’s vivacious new coworker, brings joy back into his life. But she has a big secret about her family, and the truth will rock Micah’s understanding of who she is. Chris, the new minister at Cat’s former church, intrigues Micah. Unlike Jude, Chris is an open book, from his musings on theology to his work as a trans advocate and activist. His gentle manner and deep faith become safe space for Micah to open up about his loss.

Through them, Micah becomes involved with the town’s new community center, where he offers a creative writing class. Using Cat’s detailed letters, he fictionalizes their love story to share with his students. In doing so, he at last begins to sort through his complicated grief. Micah learns he doesn’t have to erase his life with Cat in order to make new memories. He may even be falling for Chris, despite their vastly different spiritual views. With a little help from family and friends, Micah will need to open his heart to love completely again.

Content warning:

This book is about loss and grief, particularly the death of a long-term partner. There are scenes of character death, funerals, and reactions to loss. There are also numerous references to spiritual trauma, lgbtqia antagonism, abusive family members, and previous suicide attempts. There are no graphic or detailed scenes of the content, however they are mentioned throughout. It may bring up strong feelings in readers. It is not meant to describe every person’s experience nor give advice.


Exclusive Excerpt:


The cat showed up the day before school started.

It was an orange tabby, strikingly handsome and as cool as you please when he perched on the stoop staring up at the open door with his unblinking green eyes. Micah had only gone to retrieve the mail, but there was the beast. It opened its mouth and offered a meow in greeting.

Amused, Micah replied, “Hello to you too.”

He reached down to see if the cat had a collar and was rewarded with a whap of the cat’s paw. Fortunately, the thing kept its claws retracted. Micah straightened up and crossed his arms, glowering down at the cat.

“No need to be so touchy. Not going to let me see who you belong to, then? Fine. Maybe if I feed you. Wait here.”

He retreated inside the house and went to the kitchen. Inside, he pulled out a bowl and rooted through the fridge to see if there was anything cat-friendly. The most he found there was last night’s leftover casserole, which didn’t seem appealing for his guest. He finally located a can of tuna in the pantry and dumped the whole thing into the bowl. As he turned around to cart it back to the stoop, he nearly dropped it when the cat leaped up on the counter next to him, purring.

“Jesus, you scared me,” Micah muttered at him. “Thought I closed the door. Please, feel free to make yourself at home.” He nudged the cat, who jumped off the counter and wound himself around Micah’s leg.

Micah set the bowl down, and the cat began eating. At last Micah could see if the thing had a collar and tag. Unfortunately, he had neither. Micah scratched him a little behind his ears. Poor thing looked like he hadn’t had a decent meal in a while—he was on the scrawny side. Friendly, though, so he must have come from a family at some point. Micah would need to ask around to see if anyone had lost their pet.

When the cat finished eating, he rubbed up against Micah’s shin, stretching and purring. Micah chuckled softly. Mr. Whiskers had certainly made it clear he intended to stay a while. No harm in that; he would be well cared-for until Micah located his real owner.

He started for the living room, and the cat followed, hopping into Micah’s lap the moment he settled down in his chair to flip on the television. Micah put his feet up, and the cat curled against his stomach, rumbling away. As Micah stroked his fur, he thought about how nice it was to have a warm body in the house again. He loved living next door to his sister-in-law, and her kids kept him busy. But it wasn’t the same as having another soul around all the time.

“Wish I knew your name,” Micah said to the cat. “I can’t just call you Cat.” He swallowed the lump in his throat and fought the tears pricking his eyes. Every little thing, it seemed, brought up his long-gone spouse these days.

The cat placed his paw on Micah’s cheek where the tear tracked its way down. He head-butted Micah, still purring. Sorrow turned to laughter as the cat’s whiskers tickled Micah’s chin before the animal settled back down with his tail curled around him. Keeping one hand on the cat’s back, Micah flipped channels to find something—anything—which would take his mind off his grief even for a little while. Before he knew it, both he and the cat were fast asleep.



Author Bio:

A. M. Leibowitz is a queer spouse, parent, feminist, and book-lover falling somewhere on the Geek-Nerd Spectrum. They keep warm through the long, cold western New York winters by writing about life, relationships, hope, and happy-for-now endings. In between noveling and editing, they blog coffee-fueled, quirky commentary on faith, culture, writing, books, and their family.

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