I love it when I can share new things! Today I’m going to share a link to the video announcement of the latest releases on Changeling Press. They do such a great job trying to get the word out about their authors. Go here, Changeling Press Available This Week to check out the video.
Also, I’d like to announce that I’m officially a new Coffee House Author!
I’d love for you to stop by the site and check out the page. They have been in business for a very long time and offer so much for readers! Through their blog and book reviews, you’ll get a chance to read up on your favorite author or find a new author to read. I know it’s amazing to be a part of this wonderful opportunity!
I’ll also be announcing a new website and newsletter. There will be a freebie for all my newsletter followers, so stay tuned for that!
I just wanted to share the latest releases for Changeling Press. If you aren’t familiar with the publisher, they help writers put out steamy books in a very targeted scope. Looking for non-binary characters? Changeling has those books. Looking for shifters? Yep, got ’em. How about multi-partner romance? Definitely! The books are around 30K words and are professionally edited and the covers are designed by pros too.
They also have sales on all their new releases so you can pick them up there for less than other eBook sites, but they list all the eBook platforms where the book is sold. Including Amazon, Barnes & Nobel and iTunes.
I love all my books. It’s like, well, kids. You love them all and you don’t pick favorites. But can I be honest here? I loved this book. I think I loved it because of one of my MCs, Michael Reed. He’s a coffee addict who hates mornings and uses cuss words liberally.
Michael is a Drag Queen who grew up being punished by his father for being gay. He decides to “drive the gay away” by doing the manliest thing he can think of…join the Marines. After excelling in boot camp, he’s sent to Afghanistan to fight in a war. After an insurgent attack, he is rushed from Camp Eggers near Kandahar to Bagram Air Force Base for emergency medical treatment.
He meets Jessie DeSalvo, an Air Force Security Forces member assigned guard duty at the base. Both men are gay, but neither can live openly. Together, they explore their secret desires until Michael is sent home and they lose touch. When he makes it home, he discovers the art of Drag, and then he discovers his true self.
All the while, Michael has put behind him the boy he’s fallen in love with. Not because he left him behind at home, but because they only knew one another in the dreams they shared starting in childhood. But after his war injury, Michael suffers from PTSD and his therapist convinces him the dreams were only that…dreams. Michael starts to believe there is no sweet boy named Te’Garth.
They all meet up again at Chasers Charlotte NoDa in Charlotte, North Carolina (a real gay bar, by the way, who let me use their bar’s name in my book). These three men must find a way to navigate their feelings to save Garth, a halfling from the supernatural world called the Cross Roads. Garth has been claimed by a demon who doesn’t want to let him go.
I found the three men so compelling and this story is a delightful romp full of discovery and second chances. I hope you’ll pick it up and if you do that you’ll love my guys as much as I do.
Born a Halfling is the fourth book in my Paranormal B&B series and is a MMM romance.
This is my first book by Gina Ardito and I was not disappointed. The Afterlife Universe is an amazing take on what happens to us after we die, along with ghosts, karma, past lives and so much more.
Luc is a tortured soul, and he feels that every woman he’s known in all his past lives has done nothing more than betray him. He’s closed off, sarcastic and angry. He uses his ability to put up these walls to be the best soul bounty hunter in the Afterlife. He’s not prepared, or happy when he’s pulled into a new program where he’s given a trainee.
Jodie is a woman who’s been hurt in every past life but she still hangs on to the empathy and sweet nature that allows her to connect with others. After being scarred in a horrible accident that kills her family, she learns to hide her pain and her scars. When life gets too hard, she takes her own life and ends up in the Afterlife, confused and afraid. She’s also paired with a hard-nosed Luc who is supposed to train her on how to bring in lost souls (ghosts) from Earth back to the Afterlife to be reborn.
Along the way we watch the two characters learn how to interact with one another. From angry and unsure, to admiring her skill, Luc must learn to trust Jodie. And Jodie, so scarred from her life, both figuratively and literally, must learn to stop hiding behind her pain and embrace her strengths.
This book was very well written and the story is captivating. I really enjoyed the way Ms. Ardito reimagined life after death and how we move on from one world to the next. The characters are well rounded and grow as the story continues. I like how she makes them appear so opposite, yet so compatible. I will make sure to keep up with this series, and I hope you give it a read as well!
Here’s the blurb from the book:
A 2013 Finalist in Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Book Awards!
If they weren’t already dead, working together would probably kill them.
After one too many disappointments, Jodie Devlin took her own life. Until a new future can be created for her, she serves as one of Death’s bounty hunters, retrieving souls who haunt Earth. She’ll need smarts, charm, and trickery to convince these specters to give up the ghost and move on. These same skills come in handy for dealing with her bull-headed, know-it-all trainer.
Luc Asante’s wife ordered him taken off life support, condemning him to employment in the Afterlife. Now he’s saddled with a trainee who’s as soft-hearted as he is hard, as impulsive as he is methodical. In a place where perfection is the norm, she flaunts her flaws just to drive him nuts.
When the two confront the secrets of their past, only the ultimate sacrifice can save them both.
I give this book a total thumbs up! 5/5 stars for the brilliant new take on life/love after death, and the wonderful writing.
Thanks to Kate Hill for giving me the chance to pass on spectacular savings on Changeling’s website. On her Halloween page, https://kate-hill.com/halloweenpage/changeling-press-discount-code/, she’s made available a 15% discount on some books offered on Changeling Press.com. from October 1st to November 30th! And perfect timing it is!
The books offered will give you the warm and fuzzies. Of course, one book offered is my own, Born for You (Paranormal B&B 1).
In Born for You, Matson Ashby was born and raised in rural Prenter’s Bottom, North Carolina, on the land his family farmed for more than a hundred years. Being gay in that conservative little town has not been easy. When he inherits his grandmother’s estate, he must decide whether to sell or stay where he’s not welcome. The problem is compounded by the ghost of a murdered man who tugs at his heartstrings. Is he real, or just a figment of Matson’s imagination?
Josiah survived the Civil War only to be murdered thirty-eight years later. Too angry and too bitter to move on, he haunted the land where his blood was shed. He never found peace until Matson Ashby came back into his life. Josiah watched Matson grow into adulthood, never imagining how sexy he’d become. Now Josiah must come to terms with having feelings for another man. Can he overcome his own fears and claim Matson for his own?
I decided I needed to get dedicated to writing on my blog more often; especially if I plan on a website and/or newsletter. I need to get my schedule book out and block off time. I used to be so organized!
Well, anyway, this blog will be about new releases from Changeling Press. They do this really cool video on YouTube that I’ll share if you want to check it out. They have some really talented authors over there, and I’m not just saying that because I’m one of them!
I’ll also try to pass along their newsletter as well, where you’ll find a free erotic short story. So, without any more delay, here’s the link to the latest releases video. Changeling Press Release 9/27/19
I know it’s been ages since I’ve written, sorry about that. I’ve been kicking around the idea of creating a website and/or newsletter. It seems like the more I write, the more I need to learn. I know I’ve covered that before, but dang, there’s always something new to discover.
I have been writing with a publisher, Changeling Press, who have put out three books of mine. The series is called, Paranormal B&B and the fourth book will be released wide (on multiple eBook platforms) on October 4th. They have all four books available on their site already, https://www.changelingpress.com.
As you can probably guess, the stories in the series revolve around a bed and breakfast. This B&B is located in a small fictional town of Prenter’s Bottom, North Carolina. In these stories, they are about 20 minutes from the city of Charlotte. The entire series is an LGBTQ paranormal romance with reoccuring visits by characters from other books.
The first book, Born for You, introduces us to Matson Ashby and his love interest Josiah Turner, who was murdered in 1901 and lives on Matson’s property as a ghost. Matson’s always known he was gay, but Josiah discovers this side of himself during this story. As a man who lived in the 1800s, it’s a struggle for him to say the least. Matson must also overcome small town politics and prejudice to open his dream bed and breakfast in his hometown. This is a MM romance.
Born an Empty Soul, Paranormal B&B 2, tells the story of Barclay Thompson. Raised by uncaring parents in the small, ultra-conservative, town of Prenter’s Bottom. As a result, he’s always hidden his true nature; even from himself. When he and his wife, Laura, meet the lead singer of Barclay’s favorite rock band, Empty Soul a night of passion between has Barclay questioning his long-held beliefs. Killian, has used the band to travel the world to make his life as a Psychic Vampire easier. He syphons the excess energy from others to compensate for the hole in his own aura, draining his lifeforce. Living in Prenter’s Bottom means denying a side of himself Barclay must accept to claim Killian as his own and save his soul. This is a MMF ménage romance.
In Born a Changeling, Paranormal B&B 3, we meet Ben Travers, a single father to five year-old Seda. Ben’s husband committed suicide when their daughter was an infant, leaving Ben to struggle putting his life back together. While staying at the B&B, Seda finds and adopts a cat, who turns out to be much more. Cambrai is a hellhound shifter who protects the Queen of the Supernatural, Hecate. When evil forces try to abduct Seda, Ben and Cam must fight to protect the innocent child. This is a MM shifter non-MPREG romance.
The newest release is Born a Halfling, Paranormal B&B 4. This is a MMM romance that brings together a security guard, a drag queen and a young half-angel/half-demon. Michael is a Marine vet who was injured in Afghanistan during an insurgent attack on his base. He’s sent to Bagram AFB for emergency medical treatment and meets Jessie, an Air force Security Forces member. They turn to each other to explore their secret passions. Te’Garth, the young halfling, is abducted by a demon who forces a Claiming bite on the young man. Garth unexpectedly teleports to Michael, a man he’s dream shared with since childhood, while he’s working at Chasers. Together the three must find a way to save Garth from the fatal Claiming bite before it’s too late.
I’m currently writing the fifth, and (I think) the last book in the series, a MM romance,Born a Demon. The reoccurring theme in this paranormal romance series is love and acceptance; not only of others, but of yourself as well.
I hope you join me on this journey! Check my Amazon author page, https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B07GBFKNDP for these and my other books. Also, I’m on Pinterest as M.D. Stewart, Author, if you want to check out my inspirations for these and other stories.