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Charlie Day Friday – Releases!!!

Counting on a Crow’s Wing (Kontra’s Menagerie #22) is out now at eXtasy Books and Tumbling Hair and Bread Crumbs is out on third party sites!!! (Links below)

eXtasy Books

On the Road: When a fae prince makes a bad bet, he must rely on strangers to win his freedom.
Lord Elron Paxton is a fae prince–one of many. Bored with the never-ending politics of the Fae Court, he takes a dare to enter the human world. Elron gives his bodyguards the slip, finds a fun gay club, and prepares for a night of revelry. Unfortunately, Elron wakes in a dirty room crowded with other men. He finds himself stuck there for days, weighing the pros and cons of revealing his true nature to a number of humans–something against fae law–just to save himself. When a crow shifter appears outside the window, Elron hopes he’s found an alternate way of saving not only himself, but those stuck in the room with him–even if they do think he’s nuts for talking to a bird. Can he trust the crow to get help before the men who kidnapped everyone sells them on the black market…or will he have to break fae law to save them, sentencing himself to certain death?
 
Reader Advisory: This tale speaks of past abuse / rape.

And for those waiting for the third party links, Tumbling Hair and Bread Crumbs…

Rainbow Ninja Press
Rainbow Ninja Press – EU Customers
Amazon
Smashwords

When two fairy tales meet: When a savvy forester searches for his missing sister, he discovers a handsome prince who represents more danger to him than a manipulative witch.

Hansel Lorain has been close with his sister, Gretel, ever since escaping a witch when they were children. When she begins disappearing for hours at a time, he pressures her into telling him where she’s going and why. To Hansel’s surprise, Gretel is visiting a woman trapped in a tower. He leaves his sister to her friendship, but when she doesn’t come home one evening, he fears he made the wrong decision. After all, who had trapped the woman in the first place? Heading to the tower to find Gretel, Hansel instead runs across Jory Marable…and the handsome man’s blade. After a scuffle, Hansel is forced to admit why he’s there, and he learns that Jory is after a witch. Fearing for his sister’s well-being, he agrees to team up with the man. When Hansel discovers the attraction he feels for Jory is mutual, he has a decision to make. Can he enjoy a short partnership with benefits, keep his heart intact, and find his missing sister?

Beany’s Favourites – Steamroller by Mary Calmes

I really enjoyed this story. I’ve already started bugging Mary for more. I’ve told her that it doesn’t have to be a long sequel, I just want more!!!

I particularly want to see the look on a certain someone’s face when Vince rides off into the sunset with Carson (but that’s just me being evil…)

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon

About the last thing Vincent Wade expected was for Carson Cress to ask him out. Vince is a dedicated biology student and a bit of a loner. Superstar quarterback Carson is larger than life, and he lives under a public microscope. There’s no way they should work. But Vince is learning that sometimes people just come steamrolling into your life and all you can do is hang on for the ride or lose your heart in the process. If their relationship can survive the fallout when an injury derails Carson’s future plans, maybe Vince can finally find something to believe in.

What’s happening

Hi All,

I’ve had a few people ask me about what’s happening with certain books and series so I thought I’d give you all an update.

I’m getting the rights back to Paws and Magic, Merman Tales and Temple Cats at the end of this year so early next year they’ll all be re-released.

Paws and Magic should have eight books in the series.
Merman Tales will have at least three but I won’t know if there’ll be more than that until I start writing book 3.
Temple Cats is my MF series and although there’s about 14k in book 2, all the other stories seem to be screaming out at me more so I’m not sure what I’m going to do with that one.

Del’s Wolf (sequel to Pib’s Dragon) is almost done, maybe another 6-8k to go.

Arcane Magic 2 has been started and I’m hoping to get back to that one this year too.

I’ve also started a standalone, tentatively titled Familiar, because I made the cover and I really liked it and then one of my WIPs decided to claim it and start talking…

So my current plan is to finish the following this year:

Del’s Wolf
Familiar
Arcane Magic 2

I also plan on doing another one or two short free reads on the site.

I’ve updated the WIP page for my M/M stories (there’s been no change in the M/F ones) with the latest word counts and I’ll try to update that at lease once a fortnight.

 

Also I’ve created a group on Facebook – Beany’s Ninja Babies – where I will share a bit more than I do on my FB page, including WIP covers, snippets, and who knows what else 🙂

Charlie Day Friday – Wooing the Lighthouse Keeper

Have you read Charlie’s Tales of the Briny Nix? If you haven’t, pick up books 1 & 2 and help me bug her for #3 *wink*

eXtasy Books
Amazon

Beneath the Deep: From the sea, mysterious things can arise.
 
Wayne needs a place to hide when an angry ex-boyfriend sends questionable pictures to several board members at the school where he teaches. Substituting as a lighthouse keeper for his buddy’s father, he finds stark beauty in how the waves crash on the rocks and solace in their sound. His buddy, Easton, drops by with pizza and wine to buoy his spirits, and together they find a naked man on the beach. Bringing the injured man inside his temporary home, Wayne learns the stranger’s name is Zarek, and he doesn’t want to be taken to the hospital. Against his better judgment, maybe because the sexy, black-haired man kissed like a God, Wayne agrees…even though he knows the man’s story is bogus. When Wayne learned the truth, can he wrap his mind around everything and accept his new reality? Or will he wipe his hands of the sexy Zarek at his earliest opportunity?

Beany’s Favourites – Levi by Bailey Bradford

I loved this story and series when they were first released and I’m loving the new covers!!! The stories have been revised and re-edited and I can’t wait to add them all to my collection!

Pride Publishing
Amazon

A run through the woods turned anything but typical when Levi found the one thing he never expected to find-his mate.

After a week spent in family reunion hell, Levi Travis is more than ready for a little break. But who knew shifting into a snow leopard and loping around in the woods could turn into such a steamy event?

When Levi encounters a cougar shifter in the woods, the attraction is so hot it threatens to shoot off sparks. Levi has fantasized about having a stronger man than him want him, and he’s sure the cougar is just such a man. Which is why Levi lets himself get caught, and the intensity of their mating is only equaled by Levi’s confusion when the man shifts back into a cougar then turns tail and runs.

Lyndon Hines has been running for months. Hunted, taunted, he didn’t know what else to do—until he met a man who made him realize that some things were worth fighting for. Two shifters, each a different breed, neither knowing much about their heritage, Levi and Lyndon come together and find the strength to take on the mad man who is out to end Lyndon’s life.

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released by Pride Publishing. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release. This book is best read in sequence, as part of a series but can be read as a standalone.

Charlie Day Friday – New Release!

Out now – The Priest’s Perspective (A Loving Nip #14) from eXtasy Books!!! Buy it here!

Just a little Love Bite: Getting captured by vampires, a priest learns more about himself than he ever thought possible.

Giles Corsair joined the ranks of the Priests to fight demons. He thought he was destroying the spawn of the devil and stamping out evil. When he ends up captured by the creatures he was told are demons, he’s in for a rude awakening. They’re not demons. They’re vampires. He learns demons are around…except they’re not the spawn of Satan. They claim to have been created by the gods. Giles doesn’t believe a word of it…until he sees a demon in the flesh. To his utter shock, Giles feels an unholy attraction to the beast. It calls itself Thanach and makes advances at him, calling him his amina, his soul, and telling Giles that he is Thanach’s gift from the gods. Confused by his unexpected desires, Giles discovers the greatest battle he fights is within himself. Can he come to grips with the shifts in his reality, or will the battle cost him his sanity?

Beany’s Favourites – Romanus by Mary Calmes

Okay so this is one of my absolute favourite stories EVER!!! I remember getting it when it first came out and then again when it was re released with the new cover. I kept bugging Mary soooo much for a sequel! In fact, I have a recording of when she was on a blog radio episode and we could ask questions so I messaged Vic (Vicktor Alexander) with a question – when is the sequel to Romanus coming out? I even told him not to say my name and from the question alone Mary knew it was me. That’s how much I nagged! LOL

But finally, Chevalier was released. Not only do I have ebook versions, this is one of the few print books I own (it’s so pretty!)

Of course, as soon as I read it I started bugging her for the third book. Really, we need a third installment!

So here are all of the links for Romanus, Chevalier and the combined print version.

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon

Stopping to offer help one sultry summer night, Mason James is unprepared for the change that this simple act of kindness will bring. After giving an old man a ride home, Mason discovers a new, magical, and even dangerous world he cannot hope to understand. But he also finds Luc Toussaint and is intoxicated at first sight… and even the secret Luc protects won’t be enough to keep Mason away from the truth of his heritage and their love.

1st edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2010.

 

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon

Fireman Mason James thought finding out he is a Romanus—a rare class of gargoyle—would be the surprise of a lifetime, but he’s proven wrong when he discovers he is the son of a comte and goji nobility. But his newly discovered family doesn’t think his gargoyle lover, Luc, is good enough for a goji of Mason’s stature—how could a warrior ever be? But despite the Moreaus’ uncertainty and elitism, they are Mason’s only chance to unravel the mystery behind his mother’s death, find a solution for the class divide that might separate him from Luc, and discover what it truly means to be a Romanus.

Dreamspinner Press

 

 

Free Read – From Friends to Partners

Here’s a short little story with Jake and Scott, who will get a follow-up short story at some point soon…but I’m not telling when *wink*

The story is also up in the Free Reads section of the website 🙂

 

From Friends to Partners

 

Jake walked up to the front door with his hands full. Juggling the items into one hand he used the other to knock on the door and waited. He had a bag of video games hanging from his left arm, which also held the pizza while his right now held the bouquet of lilies. As nervous as he was standing there, he was also equal parts excited and relieved.

He couldn’t help but smile as he remembered what happened only hours earlier. Or rather, he remembered the words that changed his life—I’m in love with you!

Scott may have yelled the words at him while they argued but that made it all the better as far as Jake was concerned, it proved Scott really meant them. But once he’d realised what he’d said, Scott had looked horrified then ran off. Jake hadn’t gone racing after him once the shock wore off because he knew Scott would have to come home eventually. Jake would have bolted too if he’d been the one to blurt out to his best friend that he was in love with him. The only reason Jake had never admitted his feelings was because he didn’t want to do anything to jeopardise their friendship. Knowing now that Scott felt the same lifted the fear that Jake would lose him if he admitted the truth.

Jake had jumped in the car and gone to buy Scott a bunch of video games he hadn’t yet bought, and then stopped to buy the pizza. On his way to Scott’s house he saw the florist was still open so he’d quickly zipped in to buy lilies since he knew they were Scott’s favourite. He’d found out a few years ago by accident. Scott’s mother had been staying with him and Jake had learned that both mother and son loved the same flowers. Since then, every time Jake scented the flowers he immediately thought of Scott and smiled.

The sound of the lock turning pulled Jake into the present, waiting for the door to swing open, a smile on his face. He lost his smile as soon as he saw Scott’s face, his hazel eyes red and puffy. His whole appearance was dishevelled, his golden locks sticking up all over the place as though he’d been running his fingers through them constantly.

“Oh, Scott,” Jake whispered, and then quickly stepped inside. Dropping the items on the table by the door he then turned and pulled Scott into his arms, hugging him tightly as the man started to sob.

“Shh,” Jake soothed. “It’s okay. I’m here, Scott.” Jake kept mumbling nonsense, never letting Scott go. Kicking the door closed, he used one hand to lock it before half leading, half dragging Scott to the couch in the living room. Somehow Jake was able to manoeuvre them so that Scott was sitting in his lap. He didn’t know how long they sat there like that, but as much as he hated that Scott was hurting, he loved finally being able to hold him so close.

“Do you hate me?” Scott asked so quietly, Jake almost missed it.

“No! Of course I don’t hate you!” Jake exclaimed, leaning back to try and capture Scott’s gaze but he kept his head in the crook of Jake’s neck.

Stubborn man!

He leaned closer and kissed Scott’s temple, ignoring the way the man tensed, before moving his lips to Scott’s ear. Mentally crossing everything that the next few minutes would work out, Jake smiled and tightened his grip on Scott.

“I get why you don’t want to look at me right now so just listen. I’m not mad, I don’t hate you or anything like that. Scott, I love you.”

Scott’s sudden movement almost had him toppling to the ground but Jake was able to adjust his grip and instead they were now face to face, Scott’s wide-eyed gaze locked on his.

“J-Jake?” Scott stuttered out, confusion evident on his face.

Staring into the eyes he loved almost as much as the man they belonged to, Jake raised his right hand and cupped Scott’s cheek.

“I love you, Scott. I’ve been in love with you for years, but I was so scared that you wouldn’t feel the same way and the thought of losing your friendship was more than I could contemplate. I figured that as long as I had you in my life I’d be okay.” Jake paused, trying to keep his own tears at bay but he knew at least one had slipped out. “You’re sweet, kind, funny, endearing, smart, and just so amazing. Meeting you all those years ago was the best thing that ever happened to me and this morning when you blurted out how you felt? I thought my heart would burst with joy I was so hap—”

Jake didn’t get a chance to say anything more as Scott slammed his mouth down onto his. Groaning at his first taste of Scott, Jake moved his hand from Scott’s cheek to the back of his head, pulling him closer and angling his head so Jake could devour him.

The moment Scott wrapped his arms around Jake and relaxed into his embrace Jake moaned. The simple act of trust and submission was too much for him and any plan he had before he arrived went out of the window. Keeping a tight grip on Scott, Jake stood and carried Scott towards the bedroom. Jake only had so much control and Scott’s behaviour and noises had shredded it.

We’ll talk afterwards, because I’m not giving him up.

***

Panting as he lay on his bed staring at the ceiling, Scott felt the aftershocks still pinging through his system. Turning his head to the left he took in Jake’s profile as he too tried to get his breathing back under control.

If this is a dream then I hope I never wake up.

His gaze locked on the hickey he’d left on Jake’s collarbone. A shot of possessiveness filled him to know that he’d marked the other man and that his mark would remain for a few days. At Jake’s groan he lifted his gaze, and couldn’t resist licking his lips at the hungry expression on Jake’s face.

Scott yelped as Jake rolled on top of him, then groaned at the feel of Jake’s naked body on top of his, his lips devouring him once more. Scott lost track of how long they kissed, but eventually they had to come up for air and Scott was back to panting as he stared at the ceiling, only this time Jake was lying on top of him.

“Am I too heavy for you?” Jake asked, placing a soft kiss behind his ear, causing a whole body shiver to go through Scoot.

“No,” Scott whispered, tightening his arms around Jake in case he thought about trying to move away.

Jake chuckled. “Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere, Scott. You’re stuck with me for a very long time.”

“Yeah?” Scott asked, turning his head to meet Jake’s gaze. He struggled not to cry at the emotion he could see on Jake’s face and in his eyes. He’d always believed that the eyes were the windows to the soul, and Jake’s bright blue eyes made him think of clear skies on a sunny day.

“Absolutely. I’m keeping you and nothing is going to keep us apart now,” Jake paused and dropped his gaze, a look of uncertainty flashing over his face before he spoke again. “That is, if that’s what you want.”

Holy shit, he’s just as scared of this is as I am, despite whatever act he’s putting on.

Scott couldn’t resist kissing the hickey he’d been admiring earlier. “Jake, nothing would make me happier than for this to become our reality instead of my dream. I was terrified you would hate me when you found out I was in love with you. Hell, I kept expecting you to figure it out and tell me we couldn’t be friends anymore. I even came up with all sorts of reasons why we could, guessing at what some of your excuses would be.”

Shaking his head at himself, Scott couldn’t help the self-depreciative chuckle from bursting free. Blushing when his stomach growled.

Jake snickered, then quickly kissed Scott before getting out of bed. “Come on, babe, let’s take a quick shower and then we can eat pizza.”

Despite his reluctance to move, the idea of having Jake naked and wet in the shower was too tempting for Scott to even bother trying to resist. “Should we order it now?” he asked.

“Depends,” Jake said, taking Scott’s hand and dragging him to the bathroom before continuing. “Do you want a fresh pizza or do you want to heat up the one I brought?”

“Huh? You brought a pizza?” Scott asked, trying to remember what Jake had with him when he’d arrived but all he could remember seeing was Jake himself. He lost his train of thought as he realised Jake was already in the shower, beckoning him to enter.

Shower with Jake and then questions and answers.

 

Scott lay cuddled up in Jake’s arms on the couch as they watched a movie, just having demolished the pizza Jake had brought with him. Not only had Scott missed the pizza when Jake had first arrived, he’d also missed noticing the lilies and bag of video games Jake had brought for him.

He didn’t realise the movie had finished and the credits were rolling until Jake planted a kiss on his neck and spoke. “You tired, babe? It’s been a long day and I know you had a busy week at work.”

Scott turned around and hugged Jake, placing a soft kiss on his lips before locking gazes with the other man. “Yeah, just a bit. The day has certainly ended better than I expected but it really has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster day.”

“I’m sorry, love,” Jake said, running a hand through Scott’s hair, causing him to close his eyes in bliss at the intimate action.

Opening his eyes, Scott smiled. “Don’t be. I’d go through it all a hundred times again if it meant that you and I would finally end up together like this. I love you, Jake.”

“I love you too, Scott. From now on, it’s you and me in all things,” Jake promised.

“Good,” Scott said then gathered his courage. “So, how soon can you move in?” he asked, holding his breath as he waited for Jake’s answer.

The blinding smile on Jake’s face gave Scott his answer before Jake even opened his mouth.

Out Now – Books by Charlie Richards and Misha Paige

For those of you who may have missed it, Beast of a Time (Hellhound Bound Book 1) by Misha Paige is out now at Rainbow Ninja Press and third party sites (links further down).

Today is also the release day for Tumbling Hair and Bread Crumbs (Twisted Fairy Tales) by Charlie Richards! It’ll be up exclusively at RNP and Payhip (for EU customers) for two weeks at $2.50. Once it hits third party sites the price will go up to $2.99.

Rainbow Ninja Press
Rainbow Ninja Press – EU Customers

When two fairy tales meet: When a savvy forester searches for his missing sister, he discovers a handsome prince who represents more danger to him than a manipulative witch.

Hansel Lorain has been close with his sister, Gretel, ever since escaping a witch when they were children. When she begins disappearing for hours at a time, he pressures her into telling him where she’s going and why. To Hansel’s surprise, Gretel is visiting a woman trapped in a tower. He leaves his sister to her friendship, but when she doesn’t come home one evening, he fears he made the wrong decision. After all, who had trapped the woman in the first place? Heading to the tower to find Gretel, Hansel instead runs across Jory Marable…and the handsome man’s blade. After a scuffle, Hansel is forced to admit why he’s there, and he learns that Jory is after a witch. Fearing for his sister’s well-being, he agrees to team up with the man. When Hansel discovers the attraction he feels for Jory is mutual, he has a decision to make. Can he enjoy a short partnership with benefits, keep his heart intact, and find his missing sister?

Rainbow Ninja Press
Rainbow Ninja Press – EU Customers
Amazon
Smashwords

Everyone’s heard stories or songs about being a beast of burden. Well, it’s quite a burden to be a beast, too.

Kane isn’t like most people: he’s not human, for one thing. What he is, is exceptional.

An event from his past led him to stay on Earth, a planet of people that were often scared and hostile to his kind. Even so, Kane ignored all the hateful things said to him and focused instead on the job he chose to do.

That job is everything to him, and it’s his reason for living. When one man shows up—Al, a new hire who keeps smiling at Kane when he should be looking at him with fear and distaste—Kane is faced with a challenge he never expected. He didn’t think anyone would ever truly want him, and to discover that a very sexy, handsome man does indeed want him, shakes Kane to his core.

Despite Kane’s best attempt’s at keeping distance between them, he finds himself partnered with Al. Kane knows he needs to push Al away, and he tries. Sort of.

Al isn’t scared off like Kane’s former partners, and if he and Kane can survive the fight that’s coming for them, then maybe they’ll have a chance to discover what it means to love.

Note: This story has a HFN ending

Introducing Charlie Day Friday!

That’s right, Friday’s will now be Charlie Day Fridays. Every Friday, there will be a Charlie Richards related post. It could be a new release, short story, one of her previous releases or maybe even which stories are related to the next new release. If you’re anything like me, I like re reading the stories related to the latest to remind myself of the characters I’m going to be seeing again.

So let’s start with… The Priest’s Perspective (A Loving Nip #14) which is scheduled for release on the 18th of August 2017.

Now I’m just going to let you all admire the pretty and not giving you anything else (he he he).

Oh fine, I’ll be a bit nicer. Here is the blurb:

Just a little Love Bite: Getting captured by vampires, a priest learns more about himself than he ever thought possible.

Giles Corsair joined the ranks of the Priests to fight demons. He thought he was destroying the spawn of the devil and stamping out evil. When he ends up captured by the creatures he was told are demons, he’s in for a rude awakening. They’re not demons. They’re vampires. He learns demons are around…except they’re not the spawn of Satan. They claim to have been created by the gods. Giles doesn’t believe a word of it…until he sees a demon in the flesh. To his utter shock, Giles feels an unholy attraction to the beast. It calls itself Thanach and makes advances at him, calling him his amina, his soul, and telling Giles that he is Thanach’s gift from the gods. Confused by his unexpected desires, Giles discovers the greatest battle he fights is within himself. Can he come to grips with the shifts in his reality, or will the battle cost him his sanity?

 

But that’s it! 😉

If you want a refresher on demons and an introduction to the Priests have a look at Vampires, Demons, & Priests, Oh My! and Taming War.