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Monday, March 6, 2017

*Kermit Flail* Magical March style!



I mean WOW!!!

Last month was quiet-- but then, February is often short, frantic, and full of phlegm. (That was me-- but then as a month, it's short, frantic, and full of phlegm.)  But this month I have some AMAZINGLY awesome people here and I'm SO PROUD. 

First of all, Ariel is here. *GOEZ BANANAZ*  ARIEL IS HERE!  Ariel Tachna, one of this genre's icons and first go-to writers. As the head of DSP's translations department, she is the bright light that LITERALLY helps spread gay romance all over the world, and she is one of my first and oldest friends in this business.  

So when she asked me if she could be on Kermit Flail, I fell all over myself saying yes.  Her new book, Talking in Code looks AMAZING, and it comes with a blog tour link that features shorts written to complement the series, and I suggest you guys go look, because SWEET! Free fiction from an amazing writer and an utterly awesome person.

Also here is the man who runs the Queer Sci-Fi newsletter and FB page, and who runs the Sci-fi writer's group of Sacramento. In an optimistic good natured way, he's been taking one of my favorite genres out to the people--and giving the writers in my little corner of the world a new and united voice. So let's hear it for J. Scott Coatsworth and his new release Skythane-- it is VERY worth cheering.  

ALSO-- anyone who's been reading this genre for long knows about this book-- Rick R. Reed's Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe is a must-read, and it's being re-released from DSP this month, and if you haven't heard of it, it's high time!

AND... *shivers with excitement*  OH MY GOD YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS BOOK!  Damon Suede's beautiful, raw, sexy, stunningly romantic book Lickety Split is almost out. I'M SO EXCITED!!! He let me interview him, although that's not usually a thing I do, and I had SO MUCH FUN!!!!  The interview will be posted next week, and SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! But in the meantime the book is available for pre-order and omg YES, you want this book!!! 

So..... Damn. I hit the jackpot this *Kermit Flail* Monday-- and yes, there are a few new releases from me at the end!!!!!!!!

So folks, this was, no doubt about it, one of my favorite Kermit Flails-- I hope you enjoy!!!  

Talking in Codes 

by Ariel Tachna

*Note--Ariel has written SEVEN shorts to complement this book -- they are found on her blog tour and the link is right here!  Blog tour link 

Blurb: Some things crumble under pressure. Others are tempered by it instead. For three former soldiers, a tragedy might be the catalyst that binds them together—stronger than ever.

Richard Horn and Timothy Davenport met in the SEALs twenty years ago and have been lovers ever since. Now running their own paramilitary organization, Strike Force Omega, they work in the shadows to protect their country and its people. When Tim falls for Eric Newton, a deadly sniper and strategist on their team, Richard accepts that Tim’s heart is big enough for two men. He respects, admires, and even desires Eric enough to accept him into their relationship—and their bed—but he’s never been fully a part of what Eric and Tim share.

Then Eric is captured by terrorists and Tim is gravely injured in an op gone wrong, bringing Richard’s world crashing down around his ears. Even if he gets his men out alive, Eric must face the aftermath of months of physical and psychological torture—and without Tim to lean on, Eric’s PTSD is tearing him apart. Richard has to figure out the third leg of their triangle fast, or Tim won’t have a life to come back to.

Buy at Dreamspinner Press

Lickety Split

by Damon Suede

Patch Hastle grew up in a hurry, ditching East Texas for NYC to make his name as a DJ and model without ever looking back. When his parents die unexpectedly, he heads home to unload the family farm ASAP and skedaddle. Except the will left Patch’s worst enemy in charge: his father’s handsome best friend who made his high school years hell.

Tucker Biggs is going nowhere. Twenty years past his rodeo days, he’s put down roots as the caretaker of the Hastle farm. He knows his buddy’s smartass son still hates his guts, but when Patch shows up growed-up, looking like sin in tight denim, Tucker turns his homecoming into a lesson about old dogs and new kinks.

Patch and Tucker fool around, but they can’t fool themselves. Once the farm’s sold, they mean to call it quits and head off to separate sunsets. With the clock ticking, the city slicker and his down-home hick get roped into each other’s life. If they’re gonna last longer than spit on a griddle, they better figure out what matters—fast.

Buy at Amazon

Sky thane

by J. Scott Coatsworth

Jameson Havercamp, a psych from a conservative religious colony, has come to Oberon—unique among the Common Worlds—in search of a rare substance called pith. He’s guided through the wilds on his quest by Xander Kinnison, a handsome, cocky wing man with a troubled past.

Neither knows that Oberon is facing imminent destruction. Even as the world starts to fall apart around them, they have no idea what’s coming—or the bond that will develop between them as they race to avert a cataclysm.

Together, they will journey to uncover the secrets of this strange and singular world, even as it takes them beyond the bounds of reality itself to discover what truly binds them together.

Buy at Amazon

Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe

by Rick R. Reed
A monster moves through the night, hidden by the darkness, taking men, one by one, from Seattle’s gay gathering areas.

Amid an atmosphere of crippling fear, Thad Matthews finds his first true love working in an Italian restaurant called the Blue Moon CafĂ©. Sam Lupino is everything Thad has ever hoped for in a man: virile, sexy as hell, kind, and… he can cook!

As their romance heats up, the questions pile up. Who is the killer preying on Seattle’s gay men? What secrets is Sam’s Sicilian family hiding? And more importantly, why do Sam’s unexplained disappearances always coincide with the full moon?

The strength of Thad and Sam’s love will face the ultimate test when horrific revelations come to light beneath the full moon.

Pre Order at Amazon 


by Amy Lane
Ten years ago Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron George lost his wife and moved to Colton, hoping growing up in a small town would be better for his children. He’s gotten to know his community, including Mr. Larkin, the bouncy, funny science teacher. But when Larx is dragged unwillingly into administration, he stops coaching the track team and starts running alone. Aaron—who thought life began and ended with his kids—is distracted by a glistening chest and a principal running on a dangerous road.

Larx has been living for his kids too—and for his students at Colton High. He’s not ready to be charmed by Aaron, but when they start running together, he comes to appreciate the deputy’s steadiness, humor, and complete understanding of Larx’s priorities. Children first, job second, his own interests a sad last.

It only takes one kiss for two men approaching fifty to start acting like teenagers in love, even amid all the responsibilities they shoulder. Then an act of violence puts their burgeoning relationship on hold. The adult responsibilities they’ve embraced are now instrumental in keeping their town from exploding. When things come to a head, they realize their newly forged family might be what keeps the world from spinning out of control.

Audio Book: Winter Ball

Through a miserable adolescence and a lonely adulthood, Skipper Keith has dreamed of nothing but family. The closest he gets is the rec league soccer team he coaches after work - and his star player and best friend, Richie Scoggins.

One brisk night in late October, a post-practice convo in Richie's car turns into a sexual encounter neither of them expected - nor want to forget. Soon Skip and Richie are living for the weekends and their winter league soccer games - and the games they enjoy off the field. Through broken noses, holiday decorating, and the killer flu, they learn more about each other than they ever dreamed possible. Every new discovery takes them further beyond the boundaries of the soccer field and into the infinite possibilities of the best relationship of Skipper's life.

Skipper can't dream of a better family than Richie - but Richie's got real family entanglements he can't shake off. Skipper needs to convince Richie to stay with him beyond winter ball so the relationship they started on the field might become their happy future in real life!

Buy Audio Book HERE 

Audio Book: The Virgin Manny

The Mannies

Growing up and falling in love....

Sometimes family is a blessing and a curse. When Tino Robbins is roped into helping his sister deliver her premade Italian dinners, when he should be studying for finals, he's pretty sure it's the latter! But one delivery might change everything.

Channing Lowell's charmed life changes when his sister dies and leaves him her seven-year-old son. He's committed to doing what's best for Sammy...but he's going to need a lot of help. When Tino lands on his porch, Channing is determined to recruit him to Team Sammy.

Tino plans to make his education count - even if that means avoiding a relationship - but as he falls harder and harder for his boss, he starts to wonder: Does he have to leave his newly forged family behind in order to live his promising tomorrow?