A – Z |Zippadacious

For my Z, I’ve read Zippadacious by A.R. Noble. This is a DRitC story, so it’s free, but most importantly it starts with a Z. Have you any idea how few books that do? And since this isn’t my first A – Z challenge, I’m running out of Z stories.

Zippadacious is about a drag queen and a man who’s working with antiques and collectables. It all starts with a photo shown on TV and from there a relationship is built. There were some confusing moments, but overall I liked the story. Taj is an Australian who’s moved to San Diego, he does what his grandmother wants and studies aboriginal linguistics. The man in the photo is someone he’s seen before…

Travis is instantly attracted to Taj, but Taj is afraid of what Travis will think of him once he figures out his secret. Being a drag queen isn’t something his past boyfriends have accepted, so he runs out on Travis after their first night together to save himself the heartache that’s bound to follow.

The photo doesn’t really play a big part in the story, but it made me think of Windows in Time by M. Jules Aedin for some reason.

It’s a cute short story about acceptance and daring to be yourself.

Download at Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s site


ZippadaciousTravis Garamond has always been a responsible son; he worked every summer in high school to help his family after his father’s illness and death. Now the hospital bills are paid off and everyone expects him to go to college, find a nice guy, and move on. When does he get to live his own life, his own way?

Taj Djaru is also satisfying family expectations. A mixed-race, Aboriginal Australian, he’s studying linguistics helping preserve indigenous folklore, but his academic career needs a boost. He also has a secret passion that his past boyfriends didn’t understand. After his last relationship blew up, he moved across the globe to San Diego.

When they meet, it’s instant lust and genuine like, but Taj fears Travis won’t accept the real man inside. Travis won’t be sidetracked; he knows Taj is the right man for him. If Taj will give them a chance, Travis is sure they can ride off into the sunset together on his vintage Moto Guzzi. And solve a seventy-year old mystery too.


A-Z Title Challenge 2020

A – All I See

B – Bearly Dating

C – Champagne Kisses

D – The Dark Horse

E – Everybody in the Place

F

G – A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness

H – Howl

I – I Will Meet You at Asphodel’s Pit

J

K – Killer Cassava!

L – Landslide

M

N

O – Out For Delivery

P – Purrfect Harmony

Q – Quill Me Now

R

S – Set Up

T – Tentacles with Benefits

U

V

W – Words

X – Xavier

Y

Z – Zippadacious

I started a Pinterest board for M/M books sorted by title, if you need help finding a title on a certain letter.

 

Pride Sale

Happy Pride

Pride might not be like it’s been the previous year, but one thing we can do while sitting at home is to read. Over at JMS-Books, we’re having a Pride Week Sale, 30% off all ebook.

In July, JMS-Books is turning 10 years old!!! There will be a lot going on. There will be authors blog takeover, daily sales, and giveaways. An anthology called A DECADE OF GAY ROMANCE is already up for pre-order and will be released on July 1st. It contains selected stories from the last decade.

But, we’ll start with a Pride Sale!

These are those of my books that are available:

Black Bird

Crazy Joe

Cup o’ Sugar

Elevator Pitch

Jaeger’s Lost and Found

Legendary Loves vol. 1

Nine Stones

Pine Tree Mary

Turning Wood

When Skies Are Gray (pre-order)

Up North | Cover Reveal – When Skies Are Gray

Yesterday, Crazy Joe was released, so today we’re moving on toward the next Up North story LOL.  When Skies Are Gray won’t be released until July 17, so we still have plenty of time, but I have the cover!!!

When Skies Are Gray is a 16k, contemporary story about Madoc Griffiths, bank teller in Northfield, and Levi Campbell who meant to become a nurse but ended up on a two-year contract in Iraq due to an argument with Madoc.

So, do you want to see the cover?? Here it is!

When Skies Are Gray

Levi Campbell made one huge, stupid mistake.

When his older boyfriend fears he’s holding Levi back from fulfilling his youthful dreams, he encourages him to break free and seek adventure. Levi, hurt and confused, does just that… But in an immature act of rebellion, he enlists in the army. The army!

Levi never wanted to be a soldier, and he never, ever wanted to go to faraway places, but he is now committed to serving his country for two whole years.

Madoc Griffiths did the right thing when he let Levi go, he knows he did, but if it was the right thing, then why can’t he move on? Every night he dreams about Levi; every day he misses him. But Levi is young, and Madoc will not stand in the way of Levi following his dreams.

But being a soldier isn’t Levi’s dream.

There is nothing Levi wants more than to do his time, and return home to Northfield and fight for his man. Madoc was sure he’d be able to move on, but once he hears Levi will be home on a two-week leave, he can think of nothing except seeing him again. But can he stand to be with him for two weeks and then let him leave to fight a war?

books2read.com/WhenSkiesAreGray

JMS-Books (20% off in pre-order sale)