Feeling the Love of Spring. This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Standard

Feeling the Love of Spring

For the love of Spring a  column was temporarily postponed as the writer was lost amidst the crowds at the nurseries.  If found, please return her to Scattered Thoughts and Rogue  Words before the end of the day. At that time, the exhausted but happy  gardener will put out a revised Sunday post! Thank you.

This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Sunday, April 22:

  • 99c Book Blast – Omega Sacrifice by Quinn Michaels
  • Release Blitz for Rhoades-Undeniable (Man Up #2) by Felice Stevens
  • Feeling the Love of Spring. This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Monday, April 23:

  • Blog tour for The Weekend Bucket List by Mia Kerick
  • Bones and Bourbon by Dorian Graves – Indigo Blitz/Review
  • Refresh blog tour Accepting the Fall by Meg Harding
  • A Lucy Review Love For All Seasons Charity Anthology – Various Authors
  • A MelanieM Review:  Femme (Femme #1) by Marshall Thornton
  • An Alisa Review: Life Is A Stevie Wonder Song by V.L. Locey
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon

Tuesday, April 24:

  • Blog Tour – K.A. Merikan – Guns n’ Boys Series
  • Release Blitz – Quinn Ward – Exploration
  • Retro Review Tour – Audio & Ebook – Changing Plans Collection – LA Witt
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady audiobook Review: Changing Plans Trilogy by L.A. Witt and Charlie David (Narrator)
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: Ginger Snaps (Belladonna Arms #5) by John Inman
  • A Stella Review: Out Of The Ocean by Lynn Michaels
  • An Alisa Release Day Review: Set Ablaze by KC Burn

Wednesday, April 25:

  • Release Blitz As I Am by Melissa Collins
  • Release Blitz –  The Sinner & The Saint (Ellery Mountain #8) by RJ Scott
  • DSP Promo Jane Darius
  • An Alisa Release Day Review:As I Am by Melissa Collins
  • A Jeri Review: Theoden: A New Haven Series Prequel by Nicholas Bella
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Release Day Review: Ginger Snaps (Belladonna Arms #5) by John Inman

Thursday, April 26:

  • Love in Spades by Charlie Cochet Release Blitz
  • Release Blitz The Perfect Whore – Josephine Myles
  • Release Blitz – Eli Easton – Robbie Riverton: Mail Order Bride
  • Release Blitz – Orderly Affair (Hearts & Health #6) – DJ Jamison
  • A MelanieM Review: Velvet by Xavier Axelson
  • An Alisa Review The Officer and the Vampire Chef by Charlie Cochet

Friday, April 27:

  • DSP Dreamspun Promo Ari McKay
  • Release Blitz GR Lyons – Ice On Fire
  • DSP Promo KC Burn
  • Release Blitz Why I Trust You by Colette Davison
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Audiobook Review: High Test by Elizabeth Noble and Colin Darcy (Narrator)
  • A Stella Review Alaska (Sawyer’s Ferry #1) by Cate Ashwood
  • A MelanieM Review: Why I Trust You by Colette Davison

Saturday, April 28:

  • Book Blast Kiss Your Scars by Avril Ashton
  • Release Blitz – Test Of Valor – Keira Andrews
  • Release Blitz Request – Marshall Thornton – Masc (Femme #2)
  • A MelanieM Review: Kelpie by Mell Eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release Blitz for Rhoades-Undeniable (Man Up #2) by Felice Stevens (excerpt)

Standard

 Rhoades RDB Banner

RHOADES: UNDENIABLE

MAN UP SERIES, BOOK 2

FELICE STEVENS

M/M ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 04.17.18

Rhodes Cover 

 

COVER DESIGN: REESE DANTE

Universal link: mybook.to/RhoadesUndeniable

 

BLURB

Rhoades.

Loneliness. The pain doesn’t simply go away with time. It’s been years, and they tell me I need to move on. But I can’t.

Blame and regret are my constant companions. Until I see him in the spotlight and everything changes. Night after night, I watch him dance. Thinking about him.

What he’d feel like.

What he’d taste like.

And now that I know, I want him even more.

And maybe…just maybe, he might want me too.

But not yet.

Not before he knows he’s more than a pretty face. Not before he knows what he means to me. I need him by my side.

The two of us.

Together.

Austin

Why can’t I forget him? His hands touching me. His mouth on mine. Kissing me. Rendering me mindless.

Breathless.

Every night I lay awake burning for him. Dreaming. Thinking. Needing him.

No—I don’t. I don’t need anyone.

I lie.

I want him.

I want more. I am more. He’s seen that, and now here I stand with my dream on the horizon. All I need to do is take that first step. Trust him.

Trust myself.

Rhoades Teaser

EXCERPT

 

Fuck. I could kill Marcus. But I couldn’t refuse, and he knew it. Rhoades held me, but not too close, and after some initial hesitancy, I allowed myself to feel the music.

Rhoades’s breath touched my cheek, and I smelled the heat of the scotch he drank. It was like the night we kissed all over again, and I swayed, desire clawing at my insides. Why did being in close proximity to this man make me light-headed and restless?

“How are you?”

“Fine,” I managed to speak. The club had taken on a sensuous glow, and the people beside us faded to black. All I could see was Rhoades.

“So you work in a dance studio? I should’ve guessed by your dancing at Man Up that you had formal training. You move beautifully.”

“I’ve worked there for a while. We teach kids four-to-nine years old. I love it.”

“And is that what you’d like to do? Teach dance? I know you can’t want to dance at Man Up for long.”

“All these questions.” I shifted nervously. I wasn’t about to reveal my dream to him. He’d no doubt find it foolish—maybe even as stupid as my father had. “I thought we were just going to dance.”

“Very well.” He said nothing more, and we danced, our bodies brushing. His effect on me was magnetic, his touch a force pulling me in close. I concentrated on his face: the small lines fanning out from his eyes, the dark brows like wings, his firm mouth. The taste of his lips lingered on my tongue, as bright and pure as if we were kissing now. I found it impossible to be near Rhoades and not crave his touch. Somehow I’d moved closer to him, and our cheeks touched.

“I wondered if I’d see you again after you didn’t show up this past week. I didn’t think you came to these types of clubs.”

“Do you think of me, then?” His hand slid up my back and splayed between my shoulder blades. I didn’t mind that possessive touch.…I wanted it.

“I…”

“I think of you.” His whispered voice filled my ear with a roar. “After I left you last week, I stayed away like you asked, but I couldn’t sleep at night. Do you want to know why?”

I found myself nodding. We’d stopped dancing, though he continued to hold me, and we swayed together, caught up in our own world.

“I don’t know. Isn’t that crazy? You know I’ve watched you at James’s club. From the first, you caught me with your confidence—you owned the stage—but I also saw something yearning in you. That it wasn’t enough. You want more.”

His hands rested on my hips, and we stood chest-to-chest. The music played on, its sensuous beat rolling through me. I could smell desire in the air.

“Yes.”

The tips of his fingers trailed over my cheek and jaw in a gesture so achingly intimate, I fought to keep standing. Finally he put his mouth on mine, and we kissed. No thrusting tongues and panting breaths. Only a gentle press of lips…and it shocked me that a man who radiated such strength could carry this tenderness inside him.

“Keep true to yourself. Follow your dreams. Only you can make them real.”

And with one last kiss, he walked away and disappeared into the crowd before I found time to take a breath. I thought about going after him but stopped myself. He was doing what I asked. Giving me the space I’d demanded. I had already told him I wouldn’t fuck him in a club, and he remembered and respected that. Another man might’ve tried to persuade me with drinks or force. Rhoades wasn’t the man I thought.

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES

Austin Banner

AUSTIN

getbook.at/Austin

Felice Logo

Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. While life is tough, she believes there is a happy ending for everyone. She started reading traditional historical romances as a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that her interest in romance novels was renewed.

But somewhere along the way, her reading shifted to stories of men falling in love. Once she picked up her first gay romance, she became so enamored of the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion there was no turning back.

Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. Although she practices law, she daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be some angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

 

Twitter:https://twitter.com/FeliceStevens1

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/felicestevens/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8432880.Felice_Stevens

Instagram: https://instagram.com/FeliceStevens

Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/felicestevensauthor?ref=hl

Newsletter:   http://felicestevens.us8.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=d43061d90bf2256eb322ed69f&id=586ac8fa57

Vibrant Promotions Logo

99c Book Blast – Omega Sacrifice (Pine Creek Lake #2) by Quinn Michaels (excerpt)

Standard

BOOK BLAST

Book Title: Omega Sacrifice (Pine Creek Lake #2)

Author: Quinn Michaels

Publisher: Self-Published

Cover Artist: Quinn Michaels

Genre/s:  M/M Mpreg Romance, Mystery & Adventure

Length: 110 print pages

Blurb

Will he sacrifice his true mate for revenge?

An alpha of the Pine Creek Lake pack killed Devon’s father. But when Devon discovers his true mate amongst his enemies, will a forbidden love force Devon to choose between his pack and his heart?

Seeing the love of his life choose another, Zeke faces a bleak future as an omega with no hope of a mate. But when he stumbles into the arms of a strange and handsome alpha, is this a second chance for a happy ending? Or will he be cast aside…again?

Star-crossed mates must make the ultimate sacrifice to save each other.

Omega Sacrifice is a fast-paced, satisfying mpreg omega werewolf romance that will leave you hot and bothered with a happily ever after to melt your heart.

Short. Sweet. Steamy. No Cliffhanger.

If you love Mpreg Omega werewolf romance with knotting, true mates, and hawtness, start reading Omega Sacrifice, Book 2 of the Pine Creek Lake pack series, today!

Buy Links – Available on KU and Special 99c Offer

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Goodreads 

Excerpt

Devon froze. In his wolf sight, the omega male was a monochrome figure in gray, brown, and tan. He had a round face and light hair, escaping in scraggly curls that were tied at the nape of his neck in an elastic band. If Devon had been human, his mind might have drifted to poetry. The soft roundness of his figure was hinted at tantalizingly beneath a thin rain jacket and sodden yoga pants. His lips were full, his nose upturned endearingly at the tip.

The omega smelled like the sweetness of fresh kill, and Devon wanted to lick him. To taste him.

Stupid with desire, Devon whimpered.

This was bad. A deep, instinctual part of him recognized that the omega in front of him was his true mate.

The omega froze in place. “Who’s there?” He wiped the sleeve of his jacket over his face and blinked. Squinting into the darkness. “Hello? Who’s there?”

Devon held his breath. This omega was his true mate, and instinct demanded that Devon make his claim. But he had a job to do. If he revealed himself, he would put his entire pack in danger.

The omega sniffed the air. Between the rain and his weaker human senses, he should not have been able to smell Devon. But he tensed, and Devon recognized both fear and curiosity as the omega turned toward him. “You’re an alpha. I don’t know you.” The growing panic was evident in his tone. He would shout for help soon. Devon was surprised he hadn’t shouted yet. Maybe there was some way to salvage this. Devon shifted, and then hands raised, he stood.

Cold rain streamed down his body. Though Devon knew he lacked the essential viciousness that made an alpha truly strong, none of that was reflected in his body. A surge of pride washed over him as the omega’s lips parted, and his eyes grew wide, and Devon smelled his desire.

“I’m Devon.”

“Ezekiel. Zeke. Your, um…” Zeke ran his tongue between his lips, and imagining that tongue in those lips on him made Devon’s cock swell.

Devon kicked himself. He should have stayed hidden. He should have killed Zeke before the omega had seen him. But Zeke was his true mate, and even if he hadn’t been, Devon didn’t have it in him to kill an innocent omega in cold blood. He wasn’t his father. He wasn’t his grandfather. Which meant Devon would have to take Zeke with him, at least until all of this was over.

Zeke was his true mate, and there was no way he was going to let the omega come to harm.

But first, he had to make Zeke comfortable enough to trust him.

“I have some clothes in this backpack,” Devon said, shrugging his shoulders. “Do you mind if—?”

“Yeah! You should do that!” Zeke swallowed. “Not that I mind looking at you. I mean, you’re really hot and—” He shook his head, and judging by the tint of embarrassment in his scent, Devon guessed that Zeke had flushed as well.

It was perfect. And terrifying.

About the author 

Pennsylvania native, Quinn Michaels is a fan of fantasy, werewolves and M/M mpreg romance! She strives to write  action-packed adventures of romance, self-discovery and second chances, all served up with a hefty helping of sweet, sexy Omegas and hot, determined Alphas who will do anything to cherish, love, and protect their mates. She also enjoys the sexytimes!

Sign up for Quinn’s mailing list and get updates at http://quinnmichaelsauthor.com

Social Media Links

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

BOOK BLAST SCHEDULE

Hosted by Gay Book Promotions