On Tour with H. Lewis Foster’s ‘A Valet’s Duty’ (Book Tour and Contest)

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Book Name: A Valet’s Duty (New Edition)
Author Name: H. Lewis-Foster

Author Bio:

H. Lewis-Foster lives in the North of England, and has always worked with books in one form or another. As a keen reader of gay fiction, she decided to try writing herself, and is now the proud author of several short stories and her debut novel ‘Burning Ashes’.

H. likes to create characters who are talented, funny and quite often gorgeous, but who all have their faults and vulnerable sides, and she hopes that you’ll enjoy reading their stories as much as she loves writing them

Author Contact: Twitter
Publisher: Amber Quill Press
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber

Sales Links:   amazon    Amber Quill Press             Barnes & Noble

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Henry Simpkins is a valet at Taverslow, the Earl of Wayshaw’s Somerset home. When the Earl’s younger brother, Rafe, arrives from his villa in Italy, Henry is given the task of caring for his mischievous dogs, Pepe and Paolo. As part of his duties, he also goes to Rafe’s room each night to tidy away his clothes.

One night, Rafe tentatively asks Henry to go beyond his valet duties to relieve Rafe’s sexual tensions. Henry enjoys their increasingly intimate encounters, but he’s soon disturbed to find he feels more for Rafe than mere physical attraction.

Now, Henry faces a difficult decision. Can he remain in the same house as Rafe if his affections are not returned?

Categories: Fiction, Gay Fiction, Historical, M/M Romance, Romance

Excerpt:

The next few nights passed in a similar way, with Henry nodding and smiling, and sometimes laughing, when Rafe talked of his life in Umbria. Falling to sleep each night in his narrow bed, Henry found himself dreaming of orange trees and vineyards. Sometimes he even dreamt of Rafe wandering among them in the Mediterranean sun, but on the fourth night when Henry went to Rafe’s room, something had changed.

Rafe seemed on edge as he opened the door, and he sat on the sofa in silence as Henry carried out his tasks.

Henry started to leave, when Rafe spoke at last, an unfamiliar tension in his voice. “Simpkins, could I ask you something?”

“Of course, sir.”

Rafe gazed intently at his fingernails, giving Henry no clue as to what he might ask. His eyes remained lowered as he made his enquiry.

“Simpkins, are you—are you the same kind of man as Oscar Wilde?
Pages or Words: 29 pages

HLBadgeTour Dates: January 13, 2015

Tour Stops: Parker Williams, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Prism Book Alliance, BFD Book Blog

Bayou Book Junkie, Molly Lolly, Amanda C. Stone, Tara Lain, Andrew Q. Gordon, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Love Bytes, My Fiction Nook, Christy Loves 2 Read, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, MM Good Book Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads, Velvet Panic, Havan Fellows, Elin Gregory, The Hat Party, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Fallen Angel Reviews, Nephylim, Dawn’s Reading Nook

 

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Down Under Author: Beany Sparks

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Meet Beany Sparks!

Beany Sparks is the author of recent releases in her Paws and Magic series, Aiden’s Shepherd and Ryan’s Wizard.

To get to know Beany a little better, the author agreed to an interview. Look for the interview below and the Down Under Scavenger Hunt word found somewhere within.

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Beany Sparks lives in Western Australia. She first started reading romance novels in 2008, but it wasn’t until January 2010 when her Kindle got delivered (which she had brought herself on Christmas Day 2009) that the world of erotic romance opened its doors to her, and she hasn’t looked back.

Since English was never her strong subject at school she never expected to write a story, let alone try to get it published. With suggestions and support from friends, her muse—“affectionately” known as PITA—was finally able to break free, and in January 2014 her first story was written. Since she can’t put PITA back in his box—she’s tried!—Beany has decided to give in and team up with him.

Together they’ve made plans to write both MF and MM stories. Why? Because love isn’t gender specific, love is love.

Author Contacts

Website: http://www.beanysparks.com
Blog: http://www.beanysparks.com/blog
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beany.sparks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeanySparks
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8416226.Beany_Sparks

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Available at eXastyBooks:
Aiden’s Shepherd (Paws and Magic #1):  Aiden's Shepherd - Final Blurb and Book Details: 

A man who never knew magic and shifters existed gets a crash course when he saves an injured dog.
Aiden Grey is packed and ready to move and start a new phase of his life away from the family that kicked him out when he was eighteen. The night before he leaves he sees something fall out of the back of a van. Upon closer inspection, he is shocked to find that it’s not the bag he suspected, it’s a dog!

He decides to take the dog with him, and the two set off the next morning to Aiden’s new home. Everything is going well for Aiden and the German Shepherd he named Lex. That is, until said German Shepherd shifts into a man who claims Aiden is his mate.

Lex can’t believe he’s finally found his mate. But as happy as he is to have him, he still worries about his brother and pack, and where they have ended up.

With the revelation that shifters exist, secrets about Aiden’s past come to light. Secrets he didn’t even know existed. Suddenly, Aiden has to deal with not only the reality of shifters, but also ghosts and magic. But with Lex by his side he can handle anything—even his surprise guest. (less)
ebook, 111 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by eXtasy Books
ISBN139781487400705
edition languageEnglish
http://www.extasybooks.com/Aiden-‘-s-Shepherd/
seriesPaws and Magic #1

Ryan’s Wizard(Paws and Magic #2):   Blurb and Book Details:ryanswizard-final

After years of no contact, Oliver “Olly” Grey was finally able to reunite with his cousin Aiden. He’s surprised to find that Aiden now has a mate—a male, shifter mate—named Lex. And it’s Lex’s pack mates that Olly is there to help save. What he hadn’t expected was Lex’s brother Ryan.

Ryan Shepherd was happy to have found his brother Lex, and even happier to know that his brother was happily mated. But there is something about Aiden’s cousin Olly that Ryan doesn’t trust, especially when he also smells like the man currently holding his pack members captive. Yet that doesn’t stop Ryan from wanting to hold and comfort the man, and eventually he realizes why—Olly is his mate.

Now the four of them need to plan a rescue mission, but what happens when they run into the two men that had held Lex captive and those same men come to the cabin in the middle of the night?

ebook, 119 pages
Published November 1st 2014 by extasy Books
ISBN139781487401061
edition languageEnglish
urlhttp://www.extasybooks.com/Ryan-‘-s-Wizard/
seriesPaws and Magic #2

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Return of the Cats (het romance)

Genre(s):
Erotic Romance
Gay Romance
Paranormal
Shifters

 

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Contests and Giveaways:

1. Today’s Giveaway (thank you, Beany Sparks) is an eBook copy the reader’s choice of Aiden’s Shepherd or Ryan’s Wizard. Enter using this Rafflecopter link here. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
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2. Down Under Scavenger Hunt – find the Hunt “word or phrase” in bold green . Collect all the words from each author and submit the list in writing no later than midnight on February 1st. Make sure you include an email address where you can be reached. Prizes will be given to 5 people selected, from 1st place to 5th! Happy Hunting.

Author Qand A

• When did you start writing?

I only started in January 2014.

• Were you a reader as a child?

Definitely! Every parent-teacher conference my mum went to, she would complain to my English teacher that I read too much. They kept telling her that it wasn’t a bad thing.

• What books as a child has the most impact on you?

I love Harry Potter and the Night World series (by L.J. Smith)

• Did that impression carry over into adulthood when you started writing?

I think so because they were about magic and shifters and that’s what I love to read and write.

• Where do you draw inspiration from?

I let my mind wander a lot, occasionally a good idea pops up.

• Favorite genres to write in and why?

Paranormal because it allows me to do whatever I want.

• Title or characters or plot?  Which comes first?

Characters. I’m lucky if I get the plot at all! Usually I don’t know what’s going to happen until I’m writing it.

• Favorite book/story you have read as an adult

Too many to choose from!

• What’s the hardest part of writing your books?

My muse PITA who changes the story on me or just shuts up for ages so that I get no writing done.

• If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your first book?

No. It was a good learning curve.

• If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor or has the biggest influence on you?

I would say Bailey (Bradford) or Talia (Carmichael). They encouraged me from day one and without them, I wouldn’t have gotten the courage to give writing a go. At least not any time soon.

• My first impression of AUS/NZ was from stories and novels like Colleen McCullough’s The Thorn Birds or Nevil Shute’s A Town Like Alice as well as from movies like The Man from Snowy River, The Dish, Rabbit Proof Fence, Strictly Ballroom, and yes, Crocodile Dundee!

There are so many out there.

• What are your current projects?

I’m writing Book 2 in the Merman Tales series and Book 3 in the Paws and Magic series.

• What’s next up for you?

Merman Tales Book 2 is coming out 1st February.

Down Under Day 13: Welcome, Beany Sparks, NZ/AUS Facts of the Day and Contest Details!

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Its Down Under Day 13 and our featured writer today is Australian Author Beany Sparks!   Beany Sparks Author page follows this one.  Check out all  of Beany’s books, her interview and thoughts on writing!  Don’t miss out on her giveaway contest and search out her Scavenger Hunt word somewhere on her page.

Because Beany Sparks is from Western Australia, I thought it would be fun to have our Australia Fun Facts focus on Western Australia and Perth!

Australia Fact of the Day:

Perth is the most isolated capitol city in the world. The closest city, Adelaide, is 1,387 miles away.

The largest rock in the world is Western Australia’s Mount Augustus. Measuring 5 miles long and 2 miles wide.

Early astronaughts dubbed Perth as ‘The City of Lights’ since it’s bright lights stood out on our planet earth.

The largest city park in the world is King’s Park (1,003 acres) in Perth.thKings Park 1

The oldest living things on earth, our friendly organisms, stromatolites, also call Western Australia home.

 

 

New Zealand Fact of the Day:

World’s Largest and Heaviest Insect Calls New Zealand Home!

The Giant Weta is a large grasshopper type insect found only in New Zealand.  There are eleven species of Giant weta, all of which are examples of island gigantism.   Check out the many YouTube videos on the man who recently found the largest Weta to day.  New Zealand Weta

In The Book Spotlight: Tristan’s Lover by Nicholine Tiernan (Book Tour and Contest)

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Tristan’s Lover by Nicoline Tiernan
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Tristan has all the time in the world to be in love. He’s going to live eternally—that’s what vampires do. And now that he’s found his soul mate in Eric he plans on living happily forever after. But not all stories can have a fairytale ending, especially when Eric’s father, the lycan king, has declared war against all vampires. Will their love survive?

Warnings: MM, shifter sex, BDSM elements

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Eric rushed to the doors. They were dented severely, but still remained closed. “Tough doors.” Bombshell scratched his head. Eric kicked at the doors in frustration. They squeaked open and fell off their hinges with a resounding crash. “Not tough, just pretending.” said Bombshell.

Eric ran through the opening only to have his gas mask knocked off his face. He hit the floor hard. He hadn’t expected resistance on the other side. He shook his head to clear the stars that danced in front of his eyes. The owner of the weapon that sent Eric reeling stood over him, a mace raised to deal the final blow. Eric caught the sudden movement before the guard did as Bombshell landed a flying tackle around the guard’s waist.

Eric was up and stumbling toward the center of the room where he hoped to find Tristan. Through the haze of the smoke and a muddled head, he could see a figure bent over as though genuflecting and chained to the ground. “Tristan?” He received no answer. He staggered to the figure and dropped to his knees before him. Tristan’s clothes were torn and bloody. His body was limp and lifeless. “Tristan,” Eric said touching the hair matted with blood. He prayed that he wasn’t too late. He gently lifted Tristan’s face with his hands desperately searching for any signs of life.

Tristan opened his eyes and looked up into Eric’s face. “Hey, you look like hell.”

“You’ve never looked better.” He pulled Tristan into a hug. “Let’s get you out of here.” Eric tugged on the chains holding Tristan. He knew he could break them in his lycan form, but he didn’t have the strength to change.

Gun shots rang out behind Eric. He turned to see who was doing the shooting when he was lifted bodily from the floor and sent flying across the room.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Nicoline has written 8 New Adult and ménage Hot Lunches for Lost Goddess Publishing, and she’s currently working on a series of MM novellas. The paranormal has always fascinated Nic and she’s looking forward to exploring fantasy worlds and the desires within. Nic can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nicolinetiernanauthor and reached through email.

Contact Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicoline.tiernan
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nicolinetiernanauthor
Publisher Link: https://www. lostgoddesspublishing.com

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Contest: Nicoline will be awarding $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Use the link provided below:

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