Author Spotlight – Makoto Tateno #authorspotlight #drama #yaoi #manga

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Author Spotlight – Makoto Tateno

Makoto Tateno also publishes under the pseudonym Shinjuku Tango. She’s a prolific mangaka and, to date, she has created 30+ series of manga in the shoujo market, mainly in the BL genre. But, she is probably most well known with her English-speaking audiences for her yaoi series Yellow that was published by DMP. Her debut was in 1986 with a short story titled Yuraete Tamago Boys, which was published by Hakusensha and serialized in the magazine Hana to Yume.

I’ve read most of Ms. Tateno’s work, and some of my favourites are: Yellow, Hero Heel, A Murmur of the Heart, A Waltz in the Clinic, Romeo x Romeo, and the one shot Warui Yume (Bad Dream). Of course, she has a signature style that any yaoi enthusiast can spot a mile away. But what I love most is her ability to tell a decent story. Some mangaka’s, just like traditional authors, rely more on character development, and they’re very good at it, however, others are great storytellers. And Ms. Tateno has a knack for pulling the reader in before they realize what’s happened then they’re hooked.

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Book Review: Warui Yume or Bad Dream

I don’t generally review one shots, but Warui Yume hit a nerve and left me with a bittersweet taste in my mouth. One day, out of the blue, Satoru tells his long time lover and flat mate that he wants a change of scenery. Basically, he wants them to go back to being friends without giving an explanation. His lover Kazu doesn’t bat an eye and agrees to his terms. And, from that moment on, the idiot seme Satoru, who is extremely self-centered, gradually begins to regret what he did. In thirty-three pages the uke Kazu gives his ex a taste of his own medicine. I really like Kazu, and give him kudos for putting up with the crap he did. I don’t care for how these two treated one another, especially Satoru. But, then, having been in a similar situation in my youth, I can relate. Five stars!

Happy Yaoi Hunting!

Blak Rayne

Book Reviews – Intense by Kyungha Yi #BL #mafia #dark #romance #manga #Korean

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Welcome to BRB, everyone!

Kyungha Yi’s Intense is a dark, dramatic romance that shows the grim reality of gang life and, what happens when a pair of young men with nothing to lose, triumph over their greatest fears. This four-book, Boy’s Love set is beautifully drawn with exquisite characters that have a heart-breaking story to tell.

Intense

Jiwoon’s father commits suicide over a massive debt, leaving Jiwoon in the hands of the mafia. Raised in an abusive and unforgiving environment, he rarely speaks and does what he’s told to do. But when his boss ends up in jail, he’s banished to live in the red light district, where he meets a mute Soohan—a strange, young man who keeps to himself. Jiwoon is immediately taken with Soohan; he’s attractive with a gentle nature. And he can’t stop staring at Soohan’s amazing eyes. Eventually, they strike up a rapport that turns intimate. But only a short time into their relationship Jiwoon’s boss gets out of jail, and the pair is forced apart. In desperation, Soohan follows his lover into the lion’s den.

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The mafia banishes Jiwoon Kang to live in a secluded red light district among struggling prostitutes, dirty street thugs, and shady drug dealers. He’s a quiet man with deadly talents with a knife. The local thugs quickly learn to hate him. To maintain peace, a brothel manager sends Jiwoon to live with a strange local man Soohan. Soohan is a mute. He only wishes to be left alone and help prostitutes in need. The street thugs hate him, too. Both men carry deadly, dark, and traumatic secrets in their past. They may find that their only solace and protection…lies in each other.

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I’ve read countless manga from every genre. And, I can honestly say, that out of all those titles only a precious few are actually worth mentioning. Intense is anintense narrative that stirred my emotions. One minute my heart sank and the next I was on the verge of tears. I love a story that can keep me reeling until the end. Fantastic! This manga is definitely a five-star read!

Happy Yaoi Hunting!

Blak Rayne

Books Worth Reading – Author Dariel Raye #bookreviews #paranormal #romance #adultfiction

Books Worth Reading! Both 5 Stars!

Calm Assurance – Orlosian Warriors Bk. 1

I’ve never read anything by this author, so I took a chance and was pleasantly surprised to find this book a perfect choice. Malina Tarver wants nothing more than to have a normal life, and Orlosian warrior Asriel is sent to earth to watch over her. Even though the main characters have contrasting personalities, they still manage to compliment one another. And as their relationship grows so does the intrigue. Calm Assurance is a paranormal romance worth reading.

Destiny’s Favor – Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2

I like a well-written book that can appeal to a broad audience, and Destiny’s Favor is an excellent choice. With romance, drama, mystery, suspense, action and a touch of the supernatural, it drew me in and kept me reading right to the last page. Japheth, a vampiric type being, defects from his people to find his soul mate. It can’t get any more romantic than desperation brought on by unrequited love and decades of yearning. This book is a wonderful follow-up to Calm Assurance.

Destiny’s Favor (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2)

Destiny’s Favor synopsis

His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his.

Imagine meeting a man who looks like an angel, wings and all? What would you do if this man told you he existed with only one purpose – to claim you and only you?

Destiny Carter is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, who finds herself in that age old quandary, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” A string of lackluster relationships leave her hopeless and ready to settle…Until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, and instinctively, she knows this is just the beginning.

Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone.
When he meets Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, he will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love.

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Calm Assurance (Orlosian Warriors Bk.1)

Calm Assurance Synopsis

Two hearts, two different worlds, uncompromising love.

A straight-laced Nephilim-descendant and a human trouble-magnet?

When Asriel – Orlosian Warrior, descendant of Nephilim, law enforcer – is sent to guard Malina, a human with a penchant for drawing trouble like a tornado, she becomes his obsession.

With no hope of finding love in his dimension, he breaks the cardinal rule, leaving his home to protect her, but she has also drawn the attention of his enemies, and he is forced to face demons from his past. If Asriel chooses to stay with Malina, not only does he risk forfeiting his right to ever return to his dimension, but he will need her blood to survive.

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Excerpt from “Destiny’s Favor: Orlosian Warriors Bk.2”

Caught in a Kiss

As soon as they left the room, Destiny removed her hand from his and reached for her book. She gave him that suspicious look again, pursing her lips before she spoke. Sitting in a chair directly across from the sofa, she narrowed her eyes and openly asked, “What is it about you that sets me on edge?”

Japheth lifted one corner of his mouth. Charming. This little female continued to challenge him. “You tell me.Can you sense that we are connected?”

He crossed his arms, taking special notice of the quickening of her heartbeat and imagined her luscious chocolate nipples tightening to taut buds just waiting for his tongue. He braced himself for the lie, her sweet scent of arousal even stronger now.

“You and me? No. I’ve never met you before.” And there it was, right on cue. 

She placed the book on the table beside her and stood, her expression daring him to come closer. “I don’t think Robert would like…”

The air shifted with her movement, and Japheth closed his eyes briefly, basking in her scent. Just one taste. He opened them, moving toward her. “Robert. You’re not going to say anything to Robert. If I decided to take you for myself right now with Robert in the next room, he would be the least of my problems. Whether or not we’ve met before has nothing to do with our connection.”

Destiny glared at him and took a step back. “If youdecided to take me?” She pointed her index finger at him as she continued. “You listen to me, you arrogant bastard, you don’t decide to do anything…

J narrowed his eyes and took another step toward her, closing the distance she’d tried to put between them until he was mere inches away. His conscience, long quieted into silence, balked at the idea of entrancing her and taking her so far from Robert she would forget he existed. There was something about her that made her willingness to be with him more important than his desire for her. Her wants and needs took precedence over his own. He shook his head, silencing his conscience again.

Destiny stumbled forward, an apparent moment of dizziness, placing the index finger of her right hand at her forehead and the palm of her left hand on his shoulder to steady herself. She blinked several times, her dark lashes appearing to move in slow motion, and looked into his eyes as if seeing him for the first time.

J wasn’t sure what was happening. He hadn’t done anything to entrance her. He had wanted to, but he was certain he had restrained himself, yet she tilted her head up and kissed him. A mere brush of her velvety-soft lips sent a spark of possession through his entire body. He gripped her upper arms, dragging her body against him, and deepened the kiss.

Seekers. He couldn’t shake the feeling that they were getting closer this time – that his contact with Destiny would make him and her easier for them to locate. His feelings were always right.

He loosened his grip, allowing her to step back. The fact that she had already been attacked at least twice meant his enemies had found her. Although she had not described her attackers, J knew that the same evil creatures he had decimated at the bus station had attacked Destiny before his arrival. He had quickly wiped Destiny’s memory of the attack as well as Robert’s, but to his surprise, guilt twisted inside him. He did not like wiping her memory or altering her in any way. Her connection to him placed her in danger, and he wanted her to fully understand whatever decision she made.

She stared into his eyes. “Oh, I, um, that’s not what I, I mean, I didn’t…”

Destiny’s gaze shifted slightly, and she took in a sharp breath.

J frowned, clenching his jaw before turning to face Robert.Dammit. His heart plummeted when he saw her reaction. He had sensed the moment Robert awoke, but Destiny commanded every bit of his consciousness. She was all he could think about, and he needed her away from Robert. He also didn’t want her hurt in any way. He felt her pain and confusion, the new sensation throwing him off balance for a moment. He had always known he had the ability to feel another’s emotions, but until now, he had never allowed anyone to get close enough.

About the Author

Dariel Raye is an animal lover, musician, and author of powerful IR/MC (Interracial/Multi-cultural) paranormal romance and dark urban fantasy with alpha male heroes to die for, and strong heroines with hearts worth winning. She is a mezzo-soprano who fell in love with books and started reciting stories at the age of 3. She also plays over 11 musical instruments.

Her stories tell of shifters, vamps, angels, demons, and fey (the Vodouin variety). Dariel is currently writing three series: “Dark Sentinels” (wolf shifters), “Orlosian Warriors” (Vampire-like Nephilim), and “Gateway” (a crossover erotic paranormal suspense with romantic elements).

For more about Dariel, follow her blog or visit her website. She also publishes a new release newsletter. If you enjoyed this book, please post a review on review sites and follow her on Amazon. You can also follow her and contact her onTwitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.

 

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Guilty pleasure. Perfect Sin.

New Orleans gets in your blood. Like sweet chocolate or a decadent bite. Ancient mysteries hide behind hidden doorways, and messy love happens in the dim bar lights of the French Quarter. Follow us through nine tales of love found through need, pain, desire, and inhuman temptations. Contemporary, paranormal, menage, or gender bending, we’ve got it all, in one perfect package. Just like the city itself.

9 Erotic Romance Tales in the Big Easy

Bayou Shadows by Erzabet Bishop

Voodoo dreams and buried lies bring Delia to New Orleans. A sexy shifter with secrets of his own might just get her to stay…

Sultry by Amanda Byrne

Ash is really fuckin’ tired of being a virgin. Rory’s suddenly got an urge to seduce him. But can their friendship survive?

Sinfully Hot by Tina Donahue

A hotter-than-sin reaper. A badass demon. Hell doesn’t get steamier than this.

Playing with Fire by Margaret Madigan

When Vlad Golakov is sent to New Orleans to find a missing woman, he plans to get the job done quickly, then enjoy the Big Easy. He doesn’t expect to fall in love with the woman-turned-werewolf or teach the pack’s alpha that when you play with fire, you’re bound to get burned.

Creole Corsair by Wren Michaels

Sabine Chauvet needs closure on her family’s past. But when she runs into Jasper Carrington, her old high school crush, the one thing in her past she wasn’t searching for finds her instead.

Phenomenal by LeTeisha Newton

We all lose, and it snatches our souls right out our chests. When I lost her, I wanted to destroy the world with the same bloody hands I used to pound my enemies. When I win her back, she won’t get away again. I’ll risk my life for it.

Change of Heart by Liv Rancourt

Preacher always said New Orleans was a den of sin, so of course Clarabelle had to see for herself…

An Evening at Crossroads by Kate Richards

They broke every taboo, an ancient vampire, an exotic shifter on the run sharing gay romance under the roof of the newest and most daring club in New Orleans

Lion of Frenchman Street by Teresa Noelle Roberts

When saxophonist Peter Lyons invites New Orleans newcomer Kelsey into his world of jazz and kinky sex, his dominance ignites her body and his music speaks to her soul. But Peter’s hiding old pain and when Kelsey’s offered a job out of town, everything goes out of tune.

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Excerpt: Bayou Shadows by Erzabet Bishop

He was wild in Delia’s arms, his body filling hers with an almost violent claiming. His hips thrust against her, grinding his body into hers down to the very root of him.

She cried out, wrapping her leg around his waist as he withdrew and came back again with an animal ferocity that made her want to weep. He lowered her to the ground, careful to pull her skirts beneath her so she wasn’t against the cold ground and fucked and filled her until she bucked beneath him, her fingers clawing at his back as another orgasm tore through her body in waves.

Stefan roared, his hips thrusting forward in a final push, his body emptying inside hers, filling her with his seed. He lowered his head to the soft flesh of her shoulder and sank his teeth into her, holding on as the waves of pleasure and pain carried them both to another place and time.

Something shivered to life and broke inside her, and the power of his touch awakened pieces of her soul she hadn’t known existed. The broken shards of Charles’s shattered spirit melded with her own, but so did the lineage her mother had tried so hard to protect her from.

A black man with long braids flowing loose around his head, dressed in a suit and bright red dress shirt, winked at her in her mind’s eye, his lips twisted up into a devilish smile.

“Welcome, daughter.” He laughed, throwing his hands out, the host of spirits of swirling around him like they had her all her life.

She heard her mother’s voice in her mind again.

There is a why, baby. Someday you’ll understand. Then it’s up to you.

Papa Legba. Conduit to the underworld and master of the crossroads.

Her father.

Image after image tumbled into her mind. The lineage of the Maries in one long vision Delia could hardly keep separate—so she didn’t bother trying. It was a part of her,  like the ghosts and the caramel color of her skin, and it would take her a lifetime to understand it all.

But she would have time.

Stefan would see to that. Just like she would make sure they had a future.

The sound of drums rumbled in the distance, and she laid a hand on Stefan’s back as he froze.

“You hear it, too?”

“We have to go.” He stared down at her with eyes bright as the moon above. “They’ll be here soon.”

“Who?”

But, even as she asked the question, Delia knew the answer. Her people were coming and they were coming for her. Because if they didn’t, there would be hell to pay. The darkness was here and it was hungry for blood.

About Erzabet Bishop:

Erzabet Bishop is an award winning and bestselling author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Crave, Snow (Three Times More Lucky Box Set), Malediction (A Wicked Halloween Box Set), Map of Bones (upcoming-A Wicked Affair Box Set), Sanguine Shadows (Vampire Bites Box Set), The Science of Lust, Wicked for You, Heart’s Protector, Burning for You, Red Hot (upcoming), Bayou Shadows (Nola Naughty Nine) Hedging Her Bets (Alpha Fever Box Set), Cat’s Got Her Tongue (Alpha Heat Box Set), Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark (upcoming),The Devil’s Due (upcoming), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Sigil Fire, Glitter Lust (upcoming), Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Fantasies in Red, Sweet Seductions, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies.

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A Wicked Halloween! #promotion #rafflecopter #adult #erotic

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A WICKED HALLOWEEN: A Paranormal Romance Box Set of Tales Featuring Witches, Vampires, Shifters, Ghosts, and More is now available for pre-order!

Thirteen paranormal romance tales that will thrill and chill you just in time for All Hallow’s Eve. With many of the stories set in Salem—the ultimate city for witchy, demon, and shape-shifting delight—these tales will enthrall you with their sexy heroes and spellbinding characters. Salem has never been this hot!

Stories by: Gwen Knight, Debbie Herbert, Erzabet Bishop, C.E. Black, Angelica Dawson, Charlie Daye, Kiki Howell and Gina Kincade, Phoenix Johnson, Sherrie Lea Morgan, Elizabeth A. Reeves, Linda Thomas Sundstrom and Hope Welsh.

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Excerpt from Malediction by Erzabet Bishop

Alistair spotted the gorgeous brunette across the room and, when she approached the refreshment table, he followed. For a millisecond he’d taken her for the scrawny woman in the red dress, but on closer inspection he was pleased to note the differences. Same dress, but the way this woman wore it, he was tempted to peel it from her, inch by scrumptious inch.

His pack mate had poured a few bottles of something into the punch and, while it was entertaining to watch some of the guests succumb to the antics of the season, he didn’t quite feel the same about the sexy female in front of him. This woman would be far more interesting sober, he had a hunch and his predictions usually turned out to be spot on. The markings on her arms intrigued him and he wondered if they covered more of her body. Like tendrils of smoke curling around her flesh, they spiraled around her skin in an unending pattern, giving him the urge to trace every single one and see where it led.

He should be home at Briarwood, but his duties as Beta brought him here to make sure Jessup didn’t get too out of hand. So far the pup had been a bit mischievous, but nothing that would make him worry. Whatever concerns he had melted when he gazed at the beauty in front of him, his animal taking control.

Serious gray eyes winked at him from behind an elegant lacy black mask and he had the urge to peek beneath it to see what she was hiding. Full lips bowed below the mask, and her mass of dark hair was wound into an up-do that he longed to plunge his fingers into while he explored her mouth with his.

Jesus, Alastair. Get a grip.

His wolf perked up when she’d come into view and his instinct to bed her followed in quick succession. He shook it off with a frown. One night stands were not his style, especially with women he didn’t know. He had other concerns and, as soon as he made sure Jessup wasn’t going to fuck up and intoxicate half of the wealthier citizens of Salem, he was out of here. Duncan was still missing and he’d left Laurel in charge in his stead.

But, her eyes. Fuck. They fairly glowed with a power that socked him in the gut as they watched him from behind the mask. When she wet her lips and took her bottom lip between her teeth, he almost lost the battle with himself not to let his beast take over and drag her into the nearest coat closet.

“Are you here with someone?” He cleared his throat, aware of the growl threading through his voice.

“No. Are you?”

“Just a couple of friends. What do you think? Want to end up in a compromising situation with a stranger?” He grinned and, seeing Jessup approach, steered her away from the refreshment table. Alistair wanted her to himself, at least for a little while.

“Seven deadly sins? How about a dance? With my footwork, that could lead towards all kinds of infractions.”

“Hmm.” He swung her into his arms and into the crowd, relishing the sensation of his hand on her lower back. The plunging view offered by her bodice made his body stand at attention and the wolf beneath his skin whined with want. “So, which deadly sin could you possibly have that would sink a guy faster than lust? That dress…”

“These shoes.”

“Oh, but those… those are not a sin. Not at all. In fact, I could look at them all night long.”

“You could, could you?” The woman laughed, deep and sensual. Her eyes snapped with amusement. “Then you try wearing them.”

“Maybe I will.” He wanted her, and the closer they got, the more obvious it was going to become. He weaved her around the dance floor, her movements matching his. Her perfume and the spicy scent of her hair were making it hard to concentrate. At the look in her eyes, he dragged her back hard against him, his animal wild in his blood.

“Do you want to get out of here?”

“Please.”

“Let’s get some air.” Alistair led her out onto the balcony, the twinkle lights flickered making the grounds outside the hotel look enchanted. He had to clear his head.

“Who are you?” Alistair brushed a strand of hair away from her face.

“I’m just a girl who needs an escape from reality. How about you?”

“Same here.”

“Just a girl, huh?” The mystery woman smiled.

He gathered her into his arms, letting her feel the full force of his arousal. “I don’t know. I’m not feeling much like a girl right now.”

“No. I didn’t think you were.” She leaned into his embrace, her lips curving up in an inviting smile.

“What’s your name?”

“Bridget. Yours?”

“Alistair.”

“Well, Alistair. It’s nice to meet you. I have one question.”

“What’s that?”

“How long is it going to take for you to kiss me?”

“Time me.” Alistair’s mouth covered hers hungrily and he forced her mouth open with his thrusting tongue. She gasped, trembling within his embrace and he pulled her deeper into the shadows, away from prying eyes.

About Erzabet:

Erzabet Bishop is an award winning and bestselling author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Crave, Snow (Three Times More Lucky Box Set), Malediction (upcoming-A Wicked Halloween Box Set), Map of Bones (upcoming-A Wicked Affair Box Set), Sanguine Shadows (Vampire Bites Box Set), The Science of Lust, Wicked for You, Heart’s Protector, Burning for You, Red Hot (upcoming), Bayou Shadows (upcoming-Nola Naughty Nine) Hedging Her Bets (Alpha Fever Box Set), Cat’s Got Her Tongue (Alpha Heat Box Set), Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark (upcoming),The Devil’s Due (upcoming), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Sigil Fire, Glitter Lust (upcoming), Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Fantasies in Red, Sweet Seductions, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies.

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Destiny’s Favor – Orlosian Warriors Bk 2- Dariel Raye #urbanparanormal #fiction #adult #romance

 

Destiny’s Favor
(Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2)
Destiny’s
Favor synopsis
His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making
her his.
 
Imagine
meeting a man who looks like an angel, wings and all? What would you do if this
man told you he existed with only one purpose – to claim you and only you?
 
Destiny Carter is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque
beauty with a tough façade, who finds herself in that age old quandary, “always
a bridesmaid, never a bride.” A string of lackluster relationships leave her
hopeless and ready to settle…Until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims
is his best friend! Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s
life, and instinctively, she knows this is just the beginning.
 
Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth looks like an
angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to
1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred
law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone.

 

When he meets
Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, he will
have to betray a friend, risk his life, and hardest of all, humble himself
enough to win her love.

 
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Excerpt
Meeting at the bus station
Still too far away to get a good look at the legendary J, Destiny watched the two men
hug briefly, her mind going back to the conversation with Memaw. “Destiny, you be extra careful the next few
days. Okay? Memaw’s got a feeling.”
She wondered what all the sudden drama
was about, especially since she was always careful.
The older woman was always right, though, so she glanced around cautiously as she
walked. Memaw had said those same words to her the night she was attacked. J
bent to pick up his one bag of luggage, and before she could reach them, they
were heading back toward her.
She overheard part of their conversation as they came closer. “…man, I know it’s after two and all, but I’ve never seen everybody
asleep at the bus station like this before. Everybody was laid out except
you…”
Destiny couldn’t help noticing J’s striking gait as he stalked closer, almost graceful,
but with a natural swagger.  Now that’s a jungle cat in a man’s body.
She dragged her gaze from Robert’s friend and surveyed the station in an attempt to
stop staring, unable to miss how hesitant she was to stop admiring him.
Something about the way he moved sent a jolt of energy rushing through her,
punching her guilt button along the way. Her relationship with Robert was no
match made in heaven, but that did not make it okay to have the thoughts she
was having about his best friend.
Even during this beautiful season, the dreary bus station looked and felt dank,
hopeless. The floodlights, although strategically placed, barely pierced the
darkness, and the skinny trees left over from the last time anyone cared,
reminded her of how she really felt about being alone.
A blur of movement caught her attention. Fear and nausea invaded her, welling up
from its hiding place as a tall, dark figure rushed toward her, hands like
claws reaching to grab her. Time stood still as waves of nausea struck,
rendering her unable to move, a predicament she’d never found herself in until
the reality-changing attack.
Destiny stumbled and fell to the ground, setting every survival instinct in motion to
fight, but as quickly as the shadow appeared, it was gone. The station was
eerily quiet and still again, and she was standing, with no memory of getting
up from the ground.
She glanced around again, checking all sides, then turned to face Robert and J as
they stopped in front of her like nothing happened. “Baby, this is Japheth
Danaelson. Everybody calls him J. J, this is Destiny Carter, my Baby.”
She tried to dismiss her hazy account of the monster as a flashback, but
subconsciously, she knew better. Something had just tried to attack her again.
Just as suddenly as it had appeared, the creature had stopped in its tracks.
Despite disorientation, wobbly knees, and the feeling that she had somehow
skipped through time, her mind reeling with doubt over what she’d just seen,
Japheth’s presence overshadowed everything else.
Up close, Japheth was breathtaking. Glancing around again every few seconds,
Destiny tried desperately to hold onto something concrete to alleviate her
lingering fear, and Robert’s friend provided a welcome anchor. She had trouble
forming words, but she was grateful when she managed to whisper. “Hi.”
 
Dariel Raye

Dariel is an animal lover
who writes IR/MC (interracial/multi-cultural) paranormal and dark urban fantasy
romance. She is presently writing a shifter series, “Dark Sentinels,” a
reluctant hell-dweller series, “Kushiel’s Keep,” two Nephilim series with
vampire-like heroes, “Orlosian Warriors” and “Cain’s Progeny,” “Lifegivers,” a
paranormal romance series with a variety of beings, a crossover paranormal
thriller shifter trilogy with romantic elements, “Gateway,” and an erotic
fantasy newsletter serial. To learn more about Dariel and her books, visit her blog join
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Author Spotlight – Minase Masara #gay #fiction #manga #yaoi

Welcome to BRB, everyone!

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Born under the zodiacal sign Sagittarius in Iwate Prefecture, Japan, Minase Masara is a well-known and well-loved mangaka that has her own distinctive art style. With tall, slender characters that have expressive eyes and her ability to create simple but engaging plots, I can’t help but constantly seek out her work. It was really difficult to pick one manga since she’s created some forty-odd titles, so I chose three that I have read time and time again.

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The first title is Aibou no Jouken. Yuzuru and Daisuke were close during high school but something changed their relationship, and Yuzuru left without a word only to bump into Daisuke years later at his company. The pair share an unsettled past, and Yuzuru has moved on, but a married Daisuke can’t seem to let go. And Yuzuru can’t help but wonder if their meeting is fate or if his old friend has shown up on purpose. I’m not a huge fan of sports based stories but because Aibou no Jouken carefully incorporates the baseball giving equivalent time to the men, I enjoyed it immensely. Both characters are equally as strong, no whiny uke here, and it’s always nice to read about a healthy gay relationship.

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The second title is Cinderella Plot. Ao Sakabara is a young actor who appreciates and credits his success to his fans. When he gets a huge career-boosting role in a drama written by his favorite screenwriter, he’s more than thrilled. Especially, since one of his co-actors Kousuke Wakatabe is famous. But an unexpected part of his past shows up, which has the potential to either ruin him or make him happier than he’s ever been. This on-going romantic drama is longer but no less enjoyable. Ao is a great character—full of life, naturally kind and forthright. Kou Higashihara (Ryota Azuma: real name) is also a wonderful character in his own right even though he acts like a demanding ass in the beginning, the proverbial overly sensitive artistic genius. The art is superb as always.

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The third title is Daikirai Na Aitsu or The One I Hate is a shorter yaoi that packs a lot of punch with its strong, endearing characters and simple yet pleasing story. Chihiro is an out-of-work theatre actor who takes a job as a housekeeper for a wealthy businessman. The hours are flexible and the pay is decent, so he can’t say no to his uncle’s offer. Eventually, he cooks for Yuto too. But even still Yuto remains a sarcastic, rude, and stuck-up asshole who constantly belittles Chihiro. It seems pretty improbable that these two men would fall for one another, however, they do. Daikirai Na Aitsu is really a sweet story. It’s interesting and funny how Yuto finally changes his tune and wins over Chihiro.

All Titles:

Aibou no Jouken

Aishuu

Anata wo Mamoritakute

Cinderella Plot

Daikirai na Aitsu!

Doukyonin no Binandomo

Douse Mou Nigerarenai (MINASE Masara)

Empty Heart

Engage (FUYUNO Jinko) (Novel)

Father Complex

Gokujou no Koibito

Haraguro Megane Seme

Hidoi Otoko

Ikusen no Toki o Koete

Inu to no Hibi

Itsumo Yasashii

Joushi to Ore no Himitsu

Juunen Ai – Decade of Love

Kokoro to Karada no Hazama

Kyoumei – Glamorous Voice

Libido (MINASE Masara)

Love & Action

Lover’s Position

Machibito (MINASE Masara)

Manatsu no Zanshou

Midara na Sasayaki

Mijuku na Kareshi

Missing Code

Sawareru Taion

Secretary

Shortcut Love

Take Over Zone

Tasogare wa Karera no Jikan

The Lonely Egoist (Novel)

Toiki Yori mo Yasashii

Tonari ni Iru no ni, Tooi

Torawarebito

Torikago no Naka no Kimi

Tsugunai no yukue

Unbalance na Netsu

Uso to Kiss

Usotsuki na Kimi no Toriko

Watashi ni Nita Dare ka

Happy Yaoi Hunting!

Blak Rayne

Burning for You – Erzabet Bishop #angel #firefighter #erotic #newrelease

BurningForYou

Burning for You

By Erzabet Bishop

Release day: July 1, 2016

Tags:

angel, arson, calendar, curvy girl, dragon shifter romance hero, fantasy erotic romance, fate, fire hose, firebug, firefighter hero, hot whips cafe, ice, paranormal romance, redemption, romantic suspense, second chances, shifter, social media, westmore wolves series, winter fae

Blurb:

Where there’s smoke, there’s dragon fire.

Ordinary girl. Extraordinary fate.

Violet Winters is having a less than perfect day. Her parents are meddling with her love life (again), her wintery magic is kaput and her vivid dreams are coming far too close to reality. When she falls through the ice after seeing her fiancé all close and snuggly with a fellow polar bear, all bets are off. Is she better off dead or will she get another chance at life when a Grimare angel rescues her from her chosen fate?

Fire meets ice and passions ignite.

Dante is a dragon on a mission: fight the string of strange fires springing up around Westmore and find a mate. When his Captain decides to have the men pose for social media shots to garner attention for the station, Dante finds himself in the middle of a steady stream of women after his special strategically placed “fire hose.”

At Hot Whips Café to haggle with the owner for counter space for their new firemen calendar, he meets a woman who sets his inner scales on fire. Can he save her from the machinations of the Fates or will she die a second time by the very threat Dante fights against?

A dragon’s panty melting kiss may just be the wow this curvy girl needs.

Buy links:

Amazon: http://rxe.me/R98E6Y

Kobo: https://goo.gl/ZyzLvP

ARe: https://goo.gl/WfXCBO

iBooks: https://goo.gl/pjspUu

Excerpt:

“Come on, Dante, show us a little leg.” The smirking photographer circled in front of him and it was all Dante could do to control the dragon scraping beneath his skin to avoid reaching out and shoving the camera up his ass.

Pictures for social media. The Captain had officially lost his fucking mind. The catcalls and male laughter from the rest of the guys made him lose his footing and the fire hose he’d been using as a prop to conceal his nakedness began to slip.

“Jesus. Fix that hose. This isn’t internet porn, you know.” The Captain groused, scowling.

Dante scrambled to catch the hose and cover himself and balanced against the newly washed and waxed fire engine, trying to pretend he was anywhere else but standing like a prize bull at an auction.

“If you’ll hold still, please. The others have already contributed their shots. You’re the last one.” The cameraman huffed, turning the lens. He lowered the camera and glared at Dante. “You could smile maybe?”

Shit. He was distracted by the wacked out dream he’d had the night before. A woman he’d never met swam in front of him, dying. Her long black hair fanned out in the cold, dark water and he’d panicked. He’d told her to live.

“Fine.” Dante growled, a wisp of smoke curling out from behind his lips. He felt the change sliding beneath his skin, the dragon agitated by his distress.

“God, Dante. Come on.” Carter laughed. “You aren’t afraid of a little flashing light, are you?” The rest of the crew laughed, sharing in the good natured ribbing.

“Bastard.”

He just wanted it to be over. His beast wanted to fly and hunt and if he didn’t get out of here soon, he was going to lose his mind. Most of the men here were either dating or married. He wasn’t and the urge to mate had made his already bad temper even worse.

The Captain had lured him and the others in with the promise of a social media boost to help the department. He figured a couple of pictures for Instagram like that vet that had so many followers it was insane. Model pretty with a gaggle of women trailing behind him like no tomorrow. The guy had even been on national television recently. Cap was dreaming, but he also knew the man would do anything to save their department from going strictly volunteer.

So many in the country had gone that route and the bear shifter was fighting it tooth and claw. Dante supported that. He’d moved from his home in the mountains to come here after his buddy Carter had told him about the job. Happy and with a large family of cat and dragon shifter young, his friend would do anything to ensure things stayed status quo. So would he, and apparently that included standing naked in front of a freshly polished firetruck.

Thank God his mother couldn’t see him or he’d never hear the end of it. She’d been writing him emails nonstop asking if he’d met any promising women. Jesus. He’d never seen a woman more eager to fuss over grandchildren. But he hadn’t and the prospects didn’t look very favorable. Not that he hadn’t dated. He had. But no female he’d met even sparked his interest past the typical curves and tight jeans and it wasn’t enough. Not anymore.

He wanted a mate. Someone to come home to and warm his bed and his heart. Most of the women he’d come across only wanted one thing—to bang a fireman and brag to their friends.

“Well, that’s about as good as I’m going to get if you’re going to scowl like that.” The photographer capped his lens and sighed, stalking off toward the Captain. “You can get dressed now.”

“Jerk.” Dante swiped the robe he’d worn from the floor and shrugged into it.

“Man, you really need to learn to crack a smile, buddy.” Carter grinned as he and a few of the others approached now that the photographer had gone.

“Thank you, guys. Dante.” The Captain came forward giving Dante a narrow eyed look, then nodded toward the remainder of the group. “We should see the finished product in a day or so.”

Wait. Product?

About the author:

Erzabet Bishop is an award-winning and bestselling author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Crave, Snow (Three Times More Lucky Box Set), Malediction (upcoming-A Wicked Halloween Box Set), Map of Bones (upcoming-A Wicked Affair Box Set), Sanguine Shadows (Vampire Bites Box Set), The Science of Lust, Wicked for You, Heart’s Protector, Burning for You, Red Hot (upcoming), Bayou Shadows (upcoming-Nola Naughty Nine) Hedging Her Bets (Alpha Fever Box Set), Cat’s Got Her Tongue (Alpha Heat Box Set), Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark (upcoming),The Devil’s Due (upcoming), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Sigil Fire, Glitter Lust (upcoming), Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Fantasies in Red, Sweet Seductions, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies.

Follow her on Twitter @erzabetbishop.

Links:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erzabetbishop/

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/erzabet-bishop

Google +: https://goo.gl/YJnNmd

The Romance Reviews: http://www.theromancereviews.com/100004193823883

Website: http://erzabetwrites.wix.com/erzabetbishop

Are: http://www.allromanceebooks.com

Facebook “like” page: https://www.facebook.com/erzabetbishopauthor

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Erzabet-Bishop

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6590718.Erzabet_Bishop

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Review Blog: http://erzabetsenchantments.blogspot.com/

Triberr: http://triberr.com/ErzabetBishop

Author Database: http://authorsdb.com/authors-directory/2690-erzabet-bishop

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Happy Canada Day! #canadaday #fun #celebration

Happy Canada Day to anyone who live north of sixty! 149 years!

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Future Lovers #yaoi #bookreview #drama #manga

Welcome to BRB, everyone! Well, summer has finally arrived in all its burning glory. And at this time of year, I’m extremely busy. So, I apologize that I haven’t been posting regularly. I just got home from a three-day jaunt. We’re planning to move, so we did a little house hunting. Anyway, there’s nothing like home or sleeping in your own bed.
Future Lovers Vol. 1 art and story by Saika Kunieda is an older yaoi, published back in 2002. And, even though it’s an oldie it is definitely a goodie. Kento Kumagaya is a high school teacher with simple tastes. Like most straight men, he longs for a wife, children, and a home. What he didn’t bargain for is falling in love with another man. He proposes to his girlfriend and she turns him down flat and walks out of the restaurant. Naturally, he’s upset by the turn of events, but fate has other plans. Akira Kazuki, an unrestrained, attractive gay man gets caught in the crossfire and then offers his condolences to Kento, after which they drink, and then wind up in bed together.

What makes this story absolutely awesome is the emotional dynamics between Kento and Akira, and the priceless facial expressions Akira makes. The mangaka did a superb job. Future Lovers really is a great story with lots of romance, humour, ups and downs and wonderful intimate scenes. I like that straight man Kento is the one to chase Akira. It doesn’t happen too often that a straight seme chases a gay uke, usually, it’s the other way around or the seme is gay. Especially, such an old fashioned, honest and sincere man like Kento. He is kind of unique from all the yaoi I’ve read.

Future Lovers continues in a second volume where Kento and Akira take their relationship to a new level. Short story Winter Rabbit is included in volume one while in volume two the artist adds a few pages of what Kento and Akira would like in their hundreds. Very funny. If you enjoy romantic comedies and strong, down-to-earth characters, I’m positive you’ll enjoy Future Lovers. 5 stars!

Happy Yaoi Hunting!
Blak Rayne
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