Giveaway | August

Book Giveaway

Giveaway time!!! Last year, Holly released The Bear Claw in August. It’s one of those stories I wrote for my own amusement. I love a traumatised hero who finds his happily ever after with someone he never thought he’d be with.

The Bear Claw is a cafe and Shiro is a baker. He has a special ability that allows him to put emotions into cookies. The problem is that he’s terrified of the shifter customers so his emotions aren’t something he wants to share. When Pitch, a dominant wolf shifter, sees Shiro, he wants him for his mate. But it’ll take more than a few cups of coffee to convince him they’re meant to be.

My best match is probably Black Bird, so we’ll go with that. Arlo is a healer, but once he’s healed someone, he has a biological urge to get away from them. As a result, he moves from place to place, and as soon as he’s healed someone, he needs to leave again. When he heals Nash, he’s intent on repeating the pattern, but Nash is a werewolf and Arlo is his mate. So Arlo needs to leave, but Nash can’t let him.

So two fated mates, interspecies couples stories this month.

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In a world where all supernatural beings are either dominant or submissive, Shiro Amano doesn’t have many choices. As a submissive, any dominant walking into his bakery can order him around. He hates it. All he wants is to live his life in peace and bake pastries he can spike with emotions far away from obnoxious alphas.

Pitch Rhys wants a mate, but he won’t settle for anything but a true mate. As a powerful wolf shifter, he has subs flocking around him, but his true mate is hiding in the kitchen of a bakery and refuses to see him. He can order him to, of course, but since he threatened Pitch with a knife when he allowed his power to leak, he doesn’t think it’s the way to go. Instead, he’s settling to see how many pastries and cups of coffee he can consume in a day.

Two years ago, Shiro escaped an abusive relationship, and he’s not looking for a new one, but when word gets out Shiro is an unmated sub, dominants are invading the bakery. Pitch does his best to scare them off so he can woo Shiro at his own pace, but things escalate too fast. Will Pitch be able to get Shiro to trust him before it’s too late? Can he convince him he wants nothing more than to make him happy and keep him safe?

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After seven years of being on the move, Arlo Barman wants nothing more than a place to call home. But unbeknownst to him, Arlo is a caladrius healer, so staying in one place has never been an option. The compulsion to separate himself from those he’s healed is all-consuming and leaves him little choice but to pack up yet again.

Nash Silver is the only werewolf in his small coastal town. Living undetected in a human world is imperative for his kind, and he and his small circle of friends — a vampire and a psychic — have done so for decades. But Nash’s anonymous existence is jeopardized when a man with an enticing scent moves into town. From the moment Nash lays eyes on the stranger, nothing is more important than being close to him. Not even guarding his secret.

Arlo isn’t interested in a relationship or even a date, his past has taught him nothing good comes from it, but the rather pushy local popping up everywhere he goes has his heart somersaulting. If his heart is somersaulting or not doesn’t matter, because when Nash gets injured, Arlo is the only one who can save him.

Having used his powers, Arlo has to leave Nash and the cozy town he wanted to make his home, but can Nash survive being separated from his mate?

58,124 words

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Cover Reveal | Keep it Down!

We have a cover for Keep it Down!!! It feels like forever since I had a new cover to show off. I was meant to have written stories for both the Hugs or Kisses and the Night or Day calls, but I messed up on the Hugs of Kisses. Or messed up is the wrong word. I like what I have so far, but I exceeded the upper word limit, so it won’t be a Hugs or Kisses story.

As soon as I’ve made it through my July deadlines, I’ll see if I can get back to it, and maybe if things go well, we can have an autumn release. Maybe.

But enough about that, we have a cover now! Keep it Down! is the story I wrote for JMS Book’s birthday celebrations. In July, JMS Books is turning twelve, so they requested stories that have something to do with twelve.

Keep it Down! has twelve Post-it notes.

I had so much fun writing this, and it made me remember how it was to be living on the third floor without a lift in the building and having a broken foot. Happy times LOL.

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One day, Eason Wickham will push his next-door neighbor down the stairs. Nate Allen might be hot, but he’s the most annoying person Eason has ever met. He has no respect for the people living in the building, and night after night, he has a party. Whenever Eason rings his doorbell and tells him to keep it down, he flirts and tries to get Eason to come inside.

Calling the cops does not affect Nate’s behavior, and neither do Eason’s angry Post-It notes. But when Eason is hit by a car and fractures his leg, Nate sends his friends packing and makes sure Eason is okay. He cooks for him, shops for him, and does his laundry, but he’s still the most annoying person Eason has ever met. Right? The cute Post-Its Nate leaves for him to find doesn’t mean he’s a different person, and while Eason longs for when Nate will get off work every day, it doesn’t mean they should be more than friends. Does it?

Release day: July 9th

Giveaway | June

Book Giveaway

Are you feeling friendly?? In June last year, Holly released Just to Breathe which was written for Best Friend Day. Friends to lovers is not a trope I write often. I don’t read it all that often either. It’s not that I have anything against it. It simply doesn’t happen often.

This month, we’re all about friends, though. Or today, today we’re all about friends LOL. 

Unless I have forgotten some story, I only have one friends to lovers tale – Kisses and Cabins. It’s a short story, and it was included in JMS Book’s 2021 Top Ten Gay Romance Anthology. Cool, ey?

Just to Breathe is a mistaken identity kind of story. Not between Matt and Nico, they’ve been best friends since kindergarten, but Nico gets kidnapped by some thugs who believe he’s someone else, and now he has 24 hours to hand over a thing. He has no idea what thing.

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kissesandcabins - smallKace and Lukas have been best friends for over thirty years, but the last couple of years they haven’t talked much. Lukas’ girlfriend doesn’t like Kace, he doesn’t know why that is, but he’s dreading the wedding invitation or news about a baby on the way he suspects will reach him any day now.

One afternoon there’s a knock on Kace’s door. Lukas is standing outside, not to deliver a wedding invitation, but to ask if he could stay with Kace for a bit.

He is separating.

When Lukas kisses him, Kace doesn’t know what to do. He wants to kiss Lukas, but Lukas is straight, isn’t he? And even if he wasn’t, Kace doesn’t know if he can risk ruining their friendship. Lukas is the most important person in his life. He can’t lose him.

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Nico Allegretti has been best friends with Matt Barnes since kindergarten. There is no one more important to Nico than Matt, and while he’s known for years Matt is the one for him, he’ll never tell him. He won’t risk ruining their friendship.

On his way to meet Matt at the restaurant, a case of mistaken identity ends with Nico in the trunk of a car. When he’s released, his kidnappers give him twenty-four hours to give them what they want. The problem is, Nico has no idea what that could be.

Not knowing what else to do, he turns to Matt, who is a cop. Together they go into hiding while looking for clues. Being kidnapped doesn’t change Nico’s resolve to not let Matt know how he feels, but hiding in a small cabin together makes it hard to ignore. Matt’s small touches and compliments must mean nothing. Had Matt felt the same, he’d let him know by now … right?

15,392 words

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