Hi guys, today we have joined by MRL Press as they show off their newest series Storming Love: Blizzard, there’s six books in the series from six great authors and I’ve nicked an excerpt from MLR Press for one of the books *shhh don’t tell MLR Press* so check out the post and then click the Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Storming Love: Blizzard
Sara York, Neil Placky, R.J. Scott, Vicktor Alexander, Nicole Dennis, Jackie Nacht
Storming Love: Blizzard – Jens & Elliot by Sara York (release date: 1/23/15)
Jens Arnesen is only looking for a taste of the city, a place to experience Boston. What he finds is a sexy naked man who ends up being more than he bargained for. Elliot Matthews needs a place to stay until the storm blows over and the airports open. Being walked in on by Jens starts out as an annoyance but grows into the best thing in his life. When the skies clear and the airports open, they have no choice but to part. If only they lived closer to each other then life would be perfect.
When the storm throws them together, can Jens and Elliot make the most of the situation?
Storming Love: Blizzard – Kimo & Mike by Neil Plakcy (release date: 1/30/15)
Former competitive surfer and Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka is in his element in his home state of Hawaii. But a ski trip with his partner, fire investigator Mike Riccardi, knocks him off balance. As a bitter storm rages outside the condo where they’re staying, one of Mike’s college buddies is feuding with his wife and the other is making sexy overtures to Kimo. Will these tensions ruin the vacation and perhaps even drive a wedge between Kimo and Mike?
Storming Love: Blizzard – Seth & Casey by RJ Scott (release date: 2/6/15)
The blizzard of the century has stranded teacher Casey McGuire and pupils at a country retreat. As a last resort and fearing for their lives he calls his ex, fireman Seth Wild. The same man who promised that he would always be there for Casey.
Seth is on sick leave after a terrible accident leaves him near dead. He’s wallowing in self pity and he’s already driven away the only man who cared about him. Casey. When he receives the call, he is the only person left to help and nothing will stop him.
Because if Seth can’t help, then very possibly Casey and the kids won’t make it out of this alive.
Storming Love: Blizzard – Layne, River & Damion by Vicktor Alexander (release date: 2/13/15)
It has taken Damion Martin six months to finally start to get over the startling break-up from his partner Layne Haylse. They’d been high school sweethearts and blissfully in love. Then the man suddenly wanted nothing to do with him. Having to work with him at Yale University almost every day made the separation that much harder. Meeting the young marketing major, River Cunningham, may just be the ticket to helping Damion heal.
But they say that to every story there’s two sides, and the truth lies somewhere in the middle. When a harrowing blizzard crashes through Connecticut, trapping all three men inside the campus library, they will soon find that sometimes things aren’t as black and white as they seem. When the truth is revealed, it may change their lives forever.
(release date: 2/13/15)
Storming Love: Blizzard – Gavin & Morgan by Nicole Dennis (release date: 2/20/15)
Drained from forecasting both hurricanes and twisters, Gavin Larson, a meteorologist, accepts a request to become the head forecaster for a Philadelphia television station. He goes for a trial time during winter. A calm, quiet winter where he can recharge. Until he discovers a series of potential events ready to clash.
Taking over his family’s position, Morgan Rylee Whittaker III feels the pressure to follow their lofty attitude, he can’t stay hidden in the executive suites. He jumps into the chaos. Bumping into the meteorologist, Morgan feels a thump of arousal, but listens when Gavin locates a dangerous blizzard heading up the coast.
Together, they protect and prepare Philadelphia from the incoming nor’easter. They dance around the steady beat of attraction brewing between them as the storm rages.
(release date: 2/20/15)
Storming Love: Blizzard – Stokes & Ford by Jackie Nacht (release date: 2/27/15)
Ford and Stokes are about to weather two storms; the blizzard coming their way and their growing feelings for one another.
Stokes has been rooming with Ford ever since the first day of college. Although his feelings had started out as friendly, over time, they have grown deeper. He’s fallen for Ford, hard, but how the hell is Stokes going to tell Ford? When college winter break approaches, Stokes decides to take Ford up to his parent’s rental to have a fun weekend with Ford and finally let his best friend know what he feels. However, with a blizzard coming in, they will have to weather the storm outside and in their hearts.
(release date: 2/27/15)
From Jens & Elliot by Sara York
Jens Arnesen clutched his backpack against his chest with one hand and held onto the subway rail with the other, praying that he’d make it to the room before the snow really started to come down. His Rollaboard suitcase was wedged between his leg and the metal pole, tilting precariously each time the track shifted. Riding the subway in Boston wasn’t like riding in New York, where the train cars jerked a bit; in Boston he was forced to hold on for dear life or risk ending up in the lap of the priest sitting behind him.
He’d come to Boston for a writer’s conference that was now being canceled all because of this stupid storm. Well, he’d attended the first two days of the conference and was set to go to the after-conference where he’d delve deeply into screenwriting concepts, but the city was shutting down, and thus the conference was over. At least he had a room with kitchen facilities so he could cook his own meals. His brother’s friend, Ryland, was allowing him to stay in a room he rented out of one of the houses he owned just across the river in Cambridge. Jens could have chosen to stay another night at the hotel, but he honestly hated the sterile nature of the huge box building. His mind couldn’t take another minute sitting in a hotel room, and his stomach couldn’t take one more hotel meal. The lobby was small and distracting, offering no creativity. When he stayed in rented rooms at houses, he felt the vibe of the city and the pulse of the people. Learning the neighborhoods kept him grounded, allowing him to write about real people in real towns, providing him with the inspiration he needed.
The train slowed, and the bright lights of the station filled the subway car. He braced himself for the stop and swayed with the train as it slowed. Amazingly, no one fell over. The earsplitting noise of the breaks echoed throughout the station, and then the train came to a gentle full stop. People around him sighed and clutched their coats closed, trying in vain to get warm before heading up the stairs and into the chilly evening air.
Jens grasped the handle of his Rollaboard, hefting it to carry it up the steps. A blast of cold hit him before he even took the first step to ascend into the open air. Why had he come to Boston at this time of year? He knew it would be cold, but for some reason he’d thought he could beat the weather.
Once at street level, he pulled out his phone and checked the maps. Just a few blocks, and he’d be able to relax. But first, he needed to stop by the grocery store. The clouds in the sky were muted shades of grey and white as they reflected back the lights of the city. It almost didn’t even look dark like evening. Jens pulled his coat lapels closer and sped up his pace, trying to get to the store before it started snowing.
Maybe next time he’d skip the neighborhood feel and just stay at a hotel. He’d be in a warm bed by now if he hadn’t felt the need to get a taste of the city. This was more of a taste than he wanted. Actually, it was less. People were rushing around, and few were taking time to chat. One of the reasons he’d wanted to stay in a quaint little room was so he could try out the local cafes and see people in their natural habitat, but no one wanted to be out in this. The grocery store was a zoo with people grabbing items before heading home. Few people even met his gaze as they rushed through their task. It was disappointing to see so few interacting with others, but the storm of the century was hitting, and he wished he were anywhere but here, too.
Maybe the storm wouldn’t be that bad, and he’d be able to get out and enjoy a bit of local color before the weekend was over.
With two blocks left to go to the house, Jens saw the first flake fall. He looked up at the sky, and it was if Mother Nature took his action as approval to open the heavens. The flakes were huge, turning the sky a beautiful white. The first few clumps had begun to melt on the pavement, but more took their place, building up faster than the ground could melt them.
This was the beginning. He’d be snowed in. Not that Boston usually came to a standstill when it snowed. It wasn’t the South, where everything stopped for three days if one flake fell, but already the roads were covered, and the snow wasn’t abating.
The place he was staying was around the back of a three-story Victorian knockoff. The wood paneling on these houses wasn’t really wood but siding that was already starting to fade. The driveway was covered with snow, and the lawn, too. He left a trail in the snow, marking his path as he trudged to the back of the property. Ryland wasn’t taking care of this place. The bushes looked overgrown, the tree limbs sagging. A small overhang shaded the porch from the snowfall, allowing him a clean spot to place his bag. He pulled out his phone and turned on the flashlight, shining it on the entry keypad. After a quick check on the notes on his phone, he typed in the four-digit code, and the lock clicked open. The room was up a short set of stairs and through a glass door.
In the little stairwell, Jens removed his jacket and hung it on the coat tree, wrapping his scarf over the top, hoping everything would dry before he needed to use it again. He picked up his bag of groceries, his backpack, and his suitcase, pleased to be at the room where he could kick off his shoes, take off his clothes, and snuggle under the covers to read before going to sleep. Already the place felt homier than a hotel. His morning alarms were off, and he planned to catch up on sleep since the city would be coated with snow.
Jens opened the door at the top of the stairs, pleased to find that a lamp had been left on for him. Ryland was being too nice. They’d dated once, just for a few short weeks before they figured out they were too much alike to actually date without killing each other. That was when they both lived in DC years ago.
The room was large, with a three-person table set against one wall near the kitchen. The bed looked to be a queen and was covered by a fluffy comforter. The pillows looked soft, and he couldn’t wait to get comfortable.
He took off his shoes and socks, reaching into his bag for his thicker socks that he wore around the house when the cold weather hit. With his socks on, he decided to strip and get really comfortable in his sweats and a T-shirt. His pants were damp from trudging through the snow, so he threw them over the back of a kitchen chair and draped his shirt over the corner of the chair.
He’d bent to pick up his sweats when a door popped open behind him. He rose quickly, almost falling over as he spun around. A totally naked man stepped out of what seemed to be the bathroom, his hands busy rubbing a towel over his hair with all of his body on display.
Jens’ mind went blank, and he stilled. He fought to keep his eyes on the guy’s face, or at least on his neck, but his gaze dipped, straying to the guy’s cock that lay ever so nicely over his low-hanging balls.
“Shit,” the guy said, his voice sharp as the towel moved to cover his privates that Jens had just been staring at.
Jens glanced up, his mouth dry. Adrenalin made itself known as his muscles clenched, and his body began shaking. “Who–why are you here?”
“I have the room for the night. I talked to Adam. He said it was fine.” The guy’s voice was high and agitated, snapping Jens out of his thoughts.
“Adam, who the hell is Adam?” Jens asked, his anger rising with each second.
“The guy who owns this place.”
“No, Ryland owns it. He said–“
“Damn, that boy–hell, Adam is friends with Ryland. They bought this place together. At least that’s what they told me.”
“God, this is impossible.” Jens turned to look at his bag, shocked to see his clothes over the chair. He looked down, realizing that he was standing in front of a stranger in nothing but his underwear–his very revealing yellow boxer briefs with a cute penis pouch that showed off what he had. Of course, he’d just spent a bit of time staring at this stranger’s very beautiful dick, admiring the way his cock hung and the hair covering his balls. Jens cock twitched, and he moaned.
“Listen, it’s not that bad–“
“Not that bad?” Jens spun around, stopping as he caught the look on the guy’s face. “I’m sorry. God, this is awful. You’re naked, and I’m in my underwear. Let me pull on my sweats and then…” Jens trailed off as he watch a sexy smile tilt up the corners of the guy’s lips.
“It’s kind of funny, actually.”
Jens laughed a little. “I don’t even know your name, but I do know what your dick looks like.”
The guy smirked and switched his towel from his right hand to his left before stepping forward and extending his hand. “I’m Elliot Matthews, and I’m freaking embarrassed to be standing here with only a towel covering me.”
“Jens Arnesen, and you shouldn’t be. You have a great body.” Heat filled his face, making him wish he hadn’t said anything.
Elliot blushed, his cheeks pinking up before he glanced away. A shiver shook Elliot’s body, and Jens smiled, wondering if this wasn’t as bad as he originally thought it would be.
More excerpts to be found at MLR Press: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowSeries.php?_STORM2
About the authors
About Sara York
Writing is Sara York’s life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can’t help but write. Along with her writing addiction Sara has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning.
Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun. Almost a quarter of a century ago she met her lover, falling for him after knowing him for ten minutes. Sara’s passion for him comes out in her stories, mixing with her passion for life, love, and good times, flowing onto the page and becoming tales from the heart.
About Neil Placky:
Neil Plakcy has been reading romance novels since he used to borrow Harlequins from his mother as a teenager. He is delighted to have his first M/M romance, GayLife.com, under contract with MLR.
He is the author of Mahu, Mahu Surfer, Mahu Fire and Mahu Vice (August 2009), mystery novels which take place in Hawaii. Publishers Weekly called Mahu Fire “Engrossing… a sharp whodunit,” and the book has received enthusiastic reviews from Library Journal, Out, In LA, and many mystery and GLBT websites.
He is co-editor of Paws & Reflect: A Special Bond Between Man and Dog and editor of the gay erotica anthologies Hard Hats and Surfer Boys.
Plakcy is a journalist and book reviewer and writes author interviews for Gaywired.com. He is an assistant professor of English at Broward College’s south campus in Pembroke Pines, vice president of the Florida chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and a frequent contributor to gay anthologies.
About RJ Scott:
I am a writer of male/male novels and short stories.
Writing MM Romance with a Happy Ever After…
I am in awe that people read my writing and thank you all for taking the time to read, rate and review. Rj xxxxx
About me…I live in the UK just outside London. I love reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror; however, my first real love will always be the world of romance. My goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and more than a hint of happily ever after.
About Vicktor Alexander:
Vicktor Alexander “Vic” wrote his first story at the age of 10 about his youngest sister and her destruction of the world…with her breath. Much to his youngest sister’s dismay the story was a hit and became the first story of a series all dealing with the planets that were destroyed by his siblings and their strange quirks and body odors. Vic now enjoys writing about shifters, humanoids, cowboys, firemen, rent boys, fairies, elves, dancers, doctors, Doms, Subs, and anything else that catches his fancy, all sexy men falling in love with each other and having lots of naughty, dirty, man-on-man sex. Author of the best-selling series, The Tate Pack, Vic is a huge fan of the “happily-ever-after” ending. But while his characters all ride off into the proverbial sunset, all sexually satisfied and in love, they all bear the scars of fighting for that love, just like in real life. Out and proud, Vic does not believe that love only comes in one form, one race, one gender and that not only is gender fluid, by sexuality as well. Vic loves to make people laugh and when he’s not writing, or rather, procrastinating in writing, he’s reading, playing the Sims 3, hanging out with his very supportive adopted family, talking to his adopted daughter, whom he affectionately calls “Chipmunk”, seeking the man or men who can handle his crazy, stressful, soap opera-esque life and being distracted from his writing by drooling over pictures of John Barrowman, Scott Hoying, Charlie David and Shemar Moore.
About Nicole Dennis:
Ever the quiet one growing up, Nicole Dennis often slid away from reality and curled up with a book to slip into the worlds of her favorite authors. Over the years, she’s created a personal library full of novels filled with dragons, fairies, vampires, shapeshifters of all kinds, and romance. Always she returned to romance. Still, there were these characters in her head, worlds wanting to be built on paper, and stories wanting to be told and she began writing them down whether during or after class. She continues to this day. Only recently has it begun to become fruitful, spreading out to let others read and enter her worlds, meet her characters, and see what she sees. No matter what she writes, her stories of romance with their twists of paranormal, fantasy, and erotica will always have their Happily Ever Afters.
She currently works in a quiet office in Central Florida, where she also makes her home, and enjoys the down time to slip into her characters and worlds to escape reality from time to time. At home, she becomes human slave to a semi-demonic tortie calico.
She loves to hear from readers and fans, so don’t be shy. Find her on the net or send an email.
About Jackie Nacht
Short, sexy and sweet—where a little love goes a long way.
That’s the best way to describe Jackie Nacht’s stories. She was introduced to M/M Romance through her sister, Stephani, and read it for years. Then, she thought it was time to put her own stories on paper. She began writing short and sweet stories that ended with a happily ever after.
Thinking back to her own book addiction, where there were many nights she stayed up way too late so she could read just one more chapter—yeah, right—she decided to write short romances for young adults as well as adults. Hopefully, they will give high school and college students or working men and women something they can read during their lunch hour, in between classes or just when they want to briefly get away from the daily stresses of everyday life.
You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and at her webpage.