2016 Top Ten Gay Romance from JMS Books Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have the JMS Books anthology 2016 Top Ten Gay Romance stopping by today to celebrates it’s release, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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2016 Top Ten Gay Romance


Becky Black, T.A. Creech, Rebecca James, Shawn Lane, J.L. Merrow, A.R. Moler, Terry O’Reilly, Michael P. Thomas, Tinnean, J.D. Walker. Edited by J.M.Snyder

2016 Top Ten Gay Romance brings together the best-selling short stories published by JMS Books that year.

From first love to true love, from submission to sensual, from heat to sweet and everything in between, the couples in these stories are sure to keep you turning the pages as you fall in love with them. The 10 stories in this head-over-heels collection go beyond bedtime reading. Whether happily ever after or happy for now, there’s an ending for everyone in here!

Contains the stories:

· Me and My Big Mouth by Becky Black 
· Captive by T.A. Creech 
· Love Lost, Love Found by Rebecca James 
· Accidentally His by Shawn Lane 
· A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou by J.L. Merrow 
· For the Last Time by A.R. Moler 
· First and Goal by Terry O’Reilly
· It’s Not Yule, It’s Me by Michael P. Thomas 
· In His Line of Work by Tinnean 
· And This is Ed by J.D. Walker

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To Catch His Mate by J.D. Walker

26014557Title: To Catch His Mate
Series: Beware The Beast AmberSuperPax™ Collection
Author: J. D. Walker
Genre: Fantasy / Shapeshifter / Mystery / Detective / BDSM (Light)
Length: Novel (162 pages)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (July 19th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Felix Cotter is a top-notch insurance investigator, as well as a beast…of some kind. He has no idea who his real parents are, but when he shifts, Felix has the body of a black panther and the head and paws of a white Bengal tiger. Regardless, Felix now finds himself hot on the trail of a thief. The problem is, this thief smells like mate. Felix has never met another creature like him, so he’s not sure what to think of the sensual dreams he’s experienced since starting this case.

When Felix sets up a sting to catch the burglar, he finally comes face-to-face with the man of his erotic dreams—Tyler Panterone—and the feeling of belonging grows even stronger.
A white panther shifter, Tyler has been running scared since the murder of his family, and has since become involved with the wrong crowd, forced to steal against his will. Now, it’s up to Felix to help Tyler out of the bad situation while not implicating him in any way.

Whoever is really behind these heists needs to be stopped, if only so Felix can finally settle down with the man he wants to keep safe and at his side forever.

A NOTE BEFORE PURCHASING: This title is part of the Beware The Beast AmberSuperPax™ Collection. To purchase this title individually, simply use the shopping cart on this page. To purchase this title as part of the entire AmberSuperPax™, however, and receive an even greater discount off our normal retail price, use the shopping cart on the Beware The Beast AmberSuperPax™ page.

ISBN: 978-1-68175-059-0

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2227-To-Catch-His-Mate.aspx

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Felix Cotter, a mixed shifter, works for Englemann Insurance. He is on the case of stolen jewelry. It was a fascinating story reading how Felix connected all the dots to find out who the culprits were and why they did it.

Tyler Panterone, a white panther shifter, was a sweet kind man who was forced into the situation he found himself in. I was furious at those that took advantage of him for their own gains. The way Felix and Tyler met was intense. The chemistry between these two was off the charts. Though both Felix and Tyler’s past were sad Tyler’s broke my heart. I could actually feel his loneliness and pain as recounted what happened to his family.

This was a story that keeps your attention from start to finish. With well written scenes that seemed to flow smoothly throughout. The only thing I did not understand was why Felix had no contact with Tyler for eighteen months. I thought he would have called, visited or something. I also wished it had been longer especially at the end. With the way it ended I hope there will be another book.

Other than those things I loved it.

It was a great read with some hot sex to add spice to the story.

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Love, Love Me Dude by J.D. Walker

LIB_LoveLoveMeDudeTitle: Love, Love Me Dude
Series: Let it Beatle
Author: JD Walker
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (51 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (10 June 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: Tory Cuthbert is the owner of Misty View Motel, and he’s mostly satisfied with his life. He rarely thinks about the time, fourteen years ago, when a boy he loved—Wheeler Ridley—left him behind. Maury Landrum, one of Tory’s employees, is a tempting morsel, but Tory can’t seem to bring himself to take the next step, even though he knows Maury would be more than willing. Something keeps holding Tory back, and then that something literally shows up on his doorstep with a reservation for the weekend.

For Tory, the past comes rushing back with a vengeance, and to make things worse, Wheeler doesn’t even recognize him. Tory, however, tries to be as professional as possible in order to get through the next two days. But then, Wheeler extends his stay, hits on him, and becomes a pain in the butt. Why now?

Meanwhile, Maury abruptly resigns. Shocked, Tory watches his employee walk away from him, and that wakes him up to what was right under his nose all along. Now, Tory needs to figure out which man he truly wants, not only at the motel, but in his bed and in his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-68175-033-0

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2197-Love-Love-Me-Dude.aspx

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I’ve read a number of JD Walker’s novellas/shorts and so I’m not afraid to say that I am a fan of both the writing style and the fun that I’ve come to expect. In fact, when I saw this book it was like a knee jerk reaction when I decided that I was going to read it.

This is about Tory, who owns a motel in a small town. He’s still hung-up on his high school crush. Then enter his high school crush… the story is simple and the outcome was charming and a lot better than I had expected. Its fun, it’s sexy and there is all manner of sexual tension, attraction and even possibly what could be classed as a love triangle.

The best part for me is that it’s named after a song! I am a firm believer that all stories have a sound track so not only was the author a draw, but the fact that music is involved was the thing that sealed it for me. I will admit that you don’t need to know anything about the Beatles to read this, the song just lends to the book’s name. However, for anyone who knows the song I guarantee, like me, you will have “Love Me Do” in your head.

Fun, sweet and charming. What more could you want, especially in a short story that is filled with plenty of action. Unfortunately, I just realised that the blurb gives away more of the plot than I think is completely necessary.

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Woodstock Gave Me You by J.D. Walker

WoodstockGaveMeYouTitle: Woodstock Gave Me You
Series: This title is part of the Ooh, To Be Back In The 1960s AmberPax™ Collection.
Author: J.D. Walker
Genre: Nostalgic Contemporary (1960s-Era) / Exhibitionism / Public Places
Length: Short (30 pages)
Publisher: Moderate
Heat Level: Amber Allure,  Amber Quill Press LLC
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: It’s Woodstock, 1969, and Laramie Pruitt is anxious to feel some peace and love after the recent Stonewall riots in his hometown. While he’s grooving to some great music at the festival, Laramie meets a handsome young man named Sullivan “Sully” Conyers. They get along well, and Sully even tolerates Laramie’s tendency to get on his soapbox about social issues and Big Brother.

Soon, Laramie learns that Sully is gay—just like him. This leads to a tryst later that night and clandestine kisses under Sully’s tarp during a rainstorm. For the first time in his life, Laramie believes he’s found a man to love, a man who could love him in return…maybe.

But as always, Laramie’s mouth gets him into trouble. He takes off in a snit, but soon regrets his actions and yearns to return to Sully and apologize. Yet in a sea of half a million people, how is he supposed to locate the one man who could be his everything?

ISBN: 978-1-68175-012-5

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2171-Woodstock-Gave-Me-You.aspx

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Laramie has gone to Woodstock for a life experience. He never dreamed he may find more there than just a great memory or two.

This is a predictable, but sweet romance. It was kind of like being told all about Woodstock from what you see as being there as to the bands playing. I found it beautiful and nostalgic.

If you like love at first sight, nostalgic stories, 60’s history, music, short and sweet romance and a little hot man-sex this is for you.


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Crank Me Down by J.D. Walker

CrankMeDownTitle: Crank Me Down
Series: Crank 02
Author: J.D. Walker
Genre: Multicultural Romance
Length: Novella (49 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (3 May 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Xavier McDay and Marius Rabineaux have been together for a year now. Life has been good to both men, and though at first glance it may seem that they’re too different to make things work, the computer geek and the appliance store worker have become quite the hot pair. Sherie and Tonya, Marius’s daughter and Xavier’s niece, are definitely rooting for the men, and the best friends hope for future wedding bells so they can all become one true family.

Trouble in paradise begins, however, when Marius blurts out his love for Xavier after a sexy tryst in the shower. Xavier doesn’t know how to respond, and also doesn’t feel he’s worthy of Marius’s love. In his efforts to figure out his true feelings, Xavier is in danger of saying things he doesn’t mean and ruining everything.

Can Marius, understanding that his “Uncle Cranky” doesn’t always express his feelings well, encourage Xavier to finally open up and talk things out so they can move toward the happy future they deserve?

ISBN: 978-1-68175-017-0

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2178-Crank-Me-Down.aspx

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Crank Me Down is the sequel to JD Walker’s Crank Me Up. You definitely need to go back to Crank Me Up if you haven’t already read it or else there will be some confusion and I imagine some unsatisfied readers. However, being that I’ve read and reviewed the first book, it was nice to revisit some familiar characters and see where they ended up.

This time around, the story is from the POV of grumpy computer guy, Xavier, who has been with his boyfriend, Marius, for one year. With the guys is Marius’s daughter, Sherie, and Xavier’s niece Tonya. It’s all very happy family and while the girls aren’t front and centre of the action, they are a fantastic addition.

As to the actual story line, it’s more of a HEA/summary of the guys; something which I had felt was missing from Crank Me Up. I love both Xavier and Marius. These guys are down to earth and completely likable. And when there is reference to Star Trek: TNG (well, Michael Dorn who played Worf) and a Marvel Comics character (Silver Surfer) the nerd in me was happy from the first page.

So I’m going to end with this: both stories work real nicely together. I think if I were to read them together as though they were two acts/parts of a book it would complete the experience, as one could say.

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Remember Me Not, My Love by J.D. Walker

remembermenotmylove400Title: Remember Me Not, My Love
Author: J.D. Walker
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (27 pages)
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (February 4th 2015)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: When Terry turned eighteen, he would end up homeless and alone, abandoned by family and friends for being gay. Though it took him years, he found his feet again.

Then a man from his past knocks him right back down again, dredging up a memory of the time Terry stood by and did nothing as that same man was assaulted for being gay, driving home to Terry that he will never be worthy of friendship or family.

But the man who brought back the past is also the person most willing to fight for their future.

Product Link: http://www.lessthanthreepress.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&cPath=90&products_id=828

Reviewer: Tams

Review: An innocent trip to a local shop to buy batteries will change Terry’s life, again, but this time for the better. When Terry was in high school, he witnessed a seemingly brutal gay bashing. In shock, Terry was unable to move, much less respond to what was happening. Now several years later, life brings the victim of that unwarranted attack back into Terry’s life.

Ishmael has never forgotten what happened that day, or the fact that Terry just stood there and did nothing to stop the attack, or get him any help after. But the hatred he has harbored quickly evaporates when he learns that he and Terry weren’t and aren’t so different after all. Both men have struggled with life since that fateful day and finally have a chance at happiness, together.

This was a super short story about life coming full circle. It reads as an insta-love story, but if you actually pay attention to the words, a lot of time passes as Terry and Ishmael become familiar with each other over lunches in the park. You definitely need to be able to read between the lines to appreciate this love story as it grows. And while

I would love to read a longer story for these two, I thought the author did a good job of setting the stage, telling the story, and conveying the characters thoughts and needs.
If you are looking for a fast read with a decent plot and some cute romance then this is the perfect novella for you.

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Truck Me All Night Long by J.D. Walker

81FTMvGgLPL._SL1425_Title: Truck Me All Night Long
Series: Truck Me…
Author: J.D. Walker
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (51 Pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (October 24, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Can a forty-two year old truck driver who chases twinks, and a young-looking forklift operator searching for a mature relationship find common ground?

Trev Harding is a forty-two year old truck driver who loves having sex with a different twenty-something year old every night. The only exception to this is one-time trick Grant Hess, a mid-thirties forklift operator who could pass for twenty-three. Trev’s life takes a startling turn when he’s told by a twenty-one year old that people see him as a dirty old man. Trev is forced to do some soul-searching and asks Grant for advice.

Their friendship blossoms, and Trev decides it’s time to try something new. And he knows just the man to do it with—Grant.

ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0357

Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=JDWTMANL

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I always wondered if men really did what they did in this book. You know screw anything that walked as long as they were young and gorgeous. Then I look around and say hell yes they do. I can see myself looking at the rest of J.D.’s books.

Trev is a forty-two year old man who slept with any young twenty something man. He was in fact pretty much a walking sex addict it would seem. Even with those around him telling him that he is in need of someone his age to stick by him for life. He wasn’t too sure but there was one that kept him looking longer.

Grant wanted to be that man for Trev, now all he had to do is to get Trev to figure it out.

This was a blast to read and I would recommend it. It has its sad parts but ended up happily ever after, or so I hope. I would love for it to be longer, because I would love to see where they go from this. It feels like I am just left hanging because I really want to know more about their future. It was a cute little story and you have got to read it.

Gorgeous men, hot sex, a little excitement and some growing up is offered in this story.

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Truck Me All Day Long by J.D. Walker

71y16ptf1aL._SL1425_Title: Truck Me All Day Long
Series: N/A
Author: J.D. Walker
Genre: Contemporary/ Interracial
Length: Novella (50 Pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (January 3, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Adrian Mitchell has to decide whether love and forgiveness–and being less of a control freak–are enough to win back the heart of the man who cheated on him, because he can’t live without Brandon.

Adrian Mitchell is miserable. His boyfriend, Brandon Perez, cheated on him, so he kicked him out of the house. But when a friend points out that Brandon’s cheating is a symptom of a deeper issue–Adrian being a control freak–he has to face some harsh truths about himself. To get Brandon back, Adrian will have to open up about his past, and why he’s always been afraid to give away control to anyone.

He’ll have to convince Brandon that he’s willing to change, because he can’t live without him anymore. Cheating be damned, he needs Brandon to come home.

ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0357

Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=JDWTMADL

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This was a cute story that had a lesson in it. I had a blast reading it, although it went way too fast for my taste. I would have loved for a longer story with more about them from the very beginning to the end. However it didn’t change my opinion on the book.

Adrian and Brandon had been together for a while, that is until Brandon cheated on him. At first the normal reactions were there, then Adrian understood that part of what happened was on him also. He was a controlling jerk and needed to fix the way he treated others. If he wanted the man he truly loved back in his life, he had to fix what was wrong.

Although I didn’t agree with Brandon cheating on him, because to me there is no way in hell I would let him back, I could see part of why he did it. Although I would have just left Adrian and started over by myself and let Adrian work at fixing it. It was a cute story and I did enjoy reading it.

I would recommend reading it. It is like what would happen in normal life, so you kind of feel like you are right there with them through it all.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Of Paws and Pet Rocks by J.D. Walker

OfPawsPetRocksTitle: Of Paws and Pet Rocks
Author: JD Walker
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (12K words)
Publisher: Amber Allure Press, Amber Quill Press (November 17th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Barry Dunning is a gifted yet lonely pet groomer, fierce animal lover, and the painter of pet rocks, thanks to the lease on his tiny apartment that does not allow for actual pets. He’s been burned badly by an ex-boyfriend who left him with tons of debt, which will take years to pay off, and has built a wall around his wounded heart.

Sheldon Svenson, the handsome owner of the animal shelter where Barry volunteers on weekends, asks him out on a date. Barry—for once taking his sister’s advice—accepts. Dinner starts out well, but when the discussion turns to Barry’s past relationships, he panics and runs away.

Undaunted, Sheldon pursues Barry. But can Sheldon convince the man to risk losing his heart and to give their budding relationship a chance, despite his fears?

ISBN: 978-1-61124-703-9

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2072-Of-Paws-And-Pet-Rocks.aspx

Reviewer: Prime
5 of hearts logo red on black smallReview: This is a very sweet and very cute story about the start of a relationship. I also felt that it was realistic. Barry has some major baggage from a past relationship that kept him broken-hearted and in a great deal of debt. He is the unassuming and probably very naive, he’s works as a pet groomer, taking great pride in his work, and he also volunteers at his local animal shelter every Saturday. Isn’t that sweet?? Barry is completely adorable!

Sheldon is the owner of the animal shelter. He’s had a career change and has always loved animals. He is mostly opposite to Barry. He is quiet but he knows when he must take control. He’s probably also more than a little stubborn. Sheldon has been attracted to Barry for a while now, but the timing is now right for him to make a move. Despite all of Barry’s baggage, he now works through things in his mind. Sheldon is also a sweetheart, taking the lead but going at Barry’s speed.

There are a couple minor characters too. In particular, Barry’s little sister, Trixie, is a whirlwind of energy and has only the best intentions when it comes to her big brother. The interaction between her and her husband and her and Barry is amusing to read. Again, the sibling relationship feels so natural.

If only this could be long, I absolutely adored this story!

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

The Hippie Whisperer by J.D. Walker

HippieWhispererTitle: The Hippie Whisperer
Series: This title is part of the Silver Foxes AmberPax™ Collection.
Author: J.D. Walker
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (52 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (July 30th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Carl Neilson, a forty-seven-year-old counselor at Baden Community College, meets his match in Benjamin “Ben” Brooker, an alluring artist with questionable fashion sense and a garish, multi-colored hairstyle.

Ben calls things as he sees them, including the way Carl uses his college-aged son Chester as a reason not to make changes in his life, or even to cut his hair. The truth is hard to take, but it forces Carl to look at himself in a new way, and maybe get rid of his sideburns, too.

And in the end, a haircut, a Polo shirt, and willingness to find love in unexpected places might be just enough to bring two very dissimilar men together, in spite of it all.
ISBN: 9781611246711
Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2035-The-Hippie-Whisperer.aspx
Reviewer: Gigi
Review: A cute, short and sweet reawakening for an aging hippie whose bird is leaving the nest, and leaving himself to reexamine who his is and what he wants for the future.

The trouble making, and matchmaking son, Chester, sees that his dad, Carl, is not living life for himself, but holding on, maybe a bit too tightly to his son, and Chester feels the guilt and weight of that.

So….he tries to set his dad up, and boy howdy does he! Ben is rather blunt, but he achieves the job of waking Chester’s Dad up to living life for himself for once. Stepping out of his comfort zone, changing his appearance, his social life, and his love life are all things that Ben will spark Carl to do.

The Hippie Whisperer is a cute story, with a hot scene here and there, which put a smile on my face.

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Crank Me Up by J.D. Walker

71U9KsnISoL._SL1500_Title: Crank Me Up
Author: JD Walker
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (39 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (April 9th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: Marius Rabineaux tolerates his neighbor across the hall—computer tech Xavier McDay—only because his daughter Sherie is best friends with Xavier’s niece, Tonya. But taciturn, clueless nerds have never been Marius’s thing, despite their attractiveness. So, no matter how hot he may find “Uncle Cranky,” Marius leaves well enough alone.

One evening, Marius picks up Sherie from her play date with Tonya, and Xavier opens his mouth long enough to insult Marius about his parenting skills. Then later, Xavier turns up at Marius’ workplace and, instead of apologizing, further offends Marius by disparaging his work ethic.

When Xavier finally apologizes and invites Marius and Sherie to dinner, Marius, on the advice of friends and family, decides to give his nerdy neighbor another chance. Thankfully, dinner becomes a fun affair as both men get to know each other better.

But when Marius challenges Xavier to a night away from computers by going to a nightclub, both men get a whole lot more than they bargained for…and perhaps a chance at something even better…

ISBN: 978-1-61124-581-3

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1944-Crank-Me-Up.aspx

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a nice, sweet story narrated by Marius, who lives with daughter and doesn’t have much more human company in his life. Marius’s daughter and her BFF, Tonya from across the way, make the story even cuter. Tonya is being raised by her uncle, Xavier, who lacks enough human contact that he’s become the stereotypical hermit IT sort.

Marius and Xavier don’t get along, but when they finally do, the fireworks fairly much explode. There is one particularly long sex scene (for a story of this length) which should make most readers happy, despite the fact that there is no definite conclusion at the end of the story. It felt to me as if we were cut off right before the beginning. To me this was an excellent start to a grand or whirlwind romance.

I’m a fairly new reader to JD Walker’s work and I have to say none of it disappoints.

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