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Out Now! Wide Awake by Aeryn Jaden #MFRWAuthor #ManLove #99cents

All You Need is Love

A Limited Edition Collection

Romance Collections is proud to present these fourteen stories of love that knows no boundaries. Like rivers flowing through the canvas of earth, these stories will run deep, touch softly and leave you breathless.

No matter who it is with, passion is magnificent, desires are bold, and love is beautiful.

Contains fourteen marvelous stories from Tamsin Baker;‎ Jess Buffett,‎ Kristine Cayne,‎ Adriana Kraft,‎ Cate Farren,‎ Valerie Ullmer,‎ Kai Tyler,‎ Lexi Thorne,‎ Izzy Szyn,‎ Aeryn Jaden, Dana Kenzi, Celia Fay, and Dani Gray.

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Aeryn Jaden’s contribution is an extended version of an old story of hers, Wide Awake, which was previously published and an entry in the ManLove Fantasies Contest.

Breath of Life

Book 1

Wide Awake

Heat rating 4

Blurb:

Than has his life figured out. He’s a fleet security officer, he’s exploring the space and is happily unattached. Nothing out of ordinary.

Until everything goes wacko. Suddenly the ship he’s stationed on is malfunctioning, he’s rudely awoken from cryo by a pole crashing on his capsule and has…memories he shouldn’t have. What the hell is happening? He’d better figure it out, and soon, lives may just depend on it.

Excerpt

He was suffocating.

*Where was I?* It was dark and void. He could hear only the beats of his heart and his faible struggles to breathe. He could not move. He could not think. Where was he? K’Aran! His drakar will know, he will come. K’Aran was a great warrior even among his people. He will not let Than die, of that the human was sure. That did not mean Than was a weakling. After all, he’d been a lieutenant in the AEF- The Alliance Exploration Forces, sometimes called the Alliance’s Army before… Before? Before what?

His struggles to breathe renewed, this time fuelled by despair and pure unaltered panic. Than knew it was important to remember something. He knew he had to open his eyes, to assess the situation and establish a perimeter of defence. Than knew what to do. He had trained his entire life to survive exactly this type of situations – waking up in a strange place, immobilised, no memory of how he’d got there. It was like a reminiscence of the special training course Than had taken after the Academy to qualify for deep space exploring. The memory of the torture they had subjected him and the others to, before allowing them to go on their first official mission was strangely calming. Than forcibly regulated his breathing, taking smaller and smaller gulps of air. Now that he was calm, he could feel that something was terribly wrong. And it wasn’t just  a bone-deep intuition. The air was wrong, too thin and cold for Arkana. It resembled… cryo regulated air. Medical kept the oxygen level thinner when resuscitating humans , something about not shocking their lungs. Only it was for a couple of minutes at most. Than had mentally counted five minutes from the moment he’d first regained a state of semi-consciousness.

His eyes did not want to cooperate. Than needed to see. He could smell something burning and that worried him. Arkana was very careful about wildfire as their homes were suspended constructions in  forests of wild vegetation. An uncontrolled fire was certain death for the prey that sustained the population. The people on Arkana were absolute carnivores unlike humans. They needed the animals to thrive and survive.

Both the cryo-air and the scent of smoke were becoming insistent, his lungs now struggling to inflate. A sick feeling started in his stomach but Than still did not want to think about why it all seemed so familiar.  By now another couple of minutes had passed… Wait, why am I waiting for the flux of air to change? His eyes popped open and Than screeched.

“No, no nonono!”

 

About the Author

Aeryn Jaden loves to read. Loves it so much that some days she doesn’t know what reality is anymore. Her friends and family usually have to yell a bit and remind her. Must be why she’s twenty eight and still searching for a special person of her own.
The second best thing in the world for Aeryn is writing. Writing keeps her relatively sane and clears the voices in her head clamoring for her attention (meaning the characters’ voices, she’s not that crazy to randomly hear voices! Yet.).
She was born in Romania but cannot stay put. One year you’ll find her in England, the next in Greece or Belgium. Who knows where her restless feet will carry her next… One thing remains constant and that is her totally healthy Internet addiction. So you can find her on Facebook or email her at aerynjaden@yahoo.com or better yet at her website http://aerynjadenauthor.weebly.com/. She’ll love to hear from you so please stop by!

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Out Now! Fall for you by Valerie Ullmer #MFRWAuthor #MWTease #M/MRomance

Welcome to MidWeek Tease, where authors share tempting snippets to tide you over till the weekend. A huge shout out to author Angelica Dawson for hosting our blog hop every week!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re thrilled fellow author Valerie Ullmer could join us on this special day when love is in the air. Here’s a peek at her contribution to the All You Need is Love Boxed Set, released yesterday and available for just 99 cents.

EXCERPT

Sebastian beamed at him and managed to quickly change the subject.  “Ready to see our new place?”

Ethan nodded.  He felt a loss when Sebastian squeezed his hand once before he let go.  Sebastian opened the driver’s side door and Ethan copied the movement on his side, wondering if he would survive living in a space with Sebastian and be able to keep his feelings locked down deep inside.

“Let’s get our stuff after.  I want you to see it first.”  Sebastian’s excitement made Ethan smile.

Sebastian reached for Ethan’s arm and led him to the side entrance of the modern building Ethan hadn’t noticed before.  Ethan was surprised when Sebastian kept his warm hand on his arm, underneath his grey tee, skin on skin.  As Sebastian turned to shoot him a smile of reassurance, walking backward toward the door, Ethan couldn’t help but noticed how the blue of Sebastian’s tee brought out the hazel of his eyes.  Thinking that he might have been staring a little too long, he glanced down and back up at Sebastian, who still smiled at him.

Reaching back to open the door, Sebastian moved his hand out of the way in time to avoid the door that was pushed open from the inside.  Darting his gaze to the opened door, Ethan barely contained his groan when he spotted the pretty blonde exiting the building.

Well, it was good while it lasted.

She was exactly Sebastian’s type.  Blonde, slender, and wearing a tight white tank and shorts.  He knew Sebastian wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to flirt with her.

Ethan tried to pull his arm from Sebastian’s grip, wanting to go inside and avoid the inevitable, but found himself trapped when she turned and smiled at Sebastian.  With a quick glance to see what Ethan had been looking at, Sebastian turned back to Ethan and raised a brow.

“Hi, I’m Sarah.”

Ethan was stunned silent when Sebastian gave her a quick nod in greeting and dragged Ethan through the door and up the short flight of stairs.  With one last glance behind him to make sure Ethan hadn’t bolted, Sebastian unlocked the door to their flat.

“What?”

“That was the first time I’ve witnessed you not flirt with a woman.  And she was blonde.”

Sebastian laughed and shook his head, opening the door.  “I’m partial to dark hair and olive skin.”

“Since when?” Ethan blurted.

Sebastian’s smile grew wider.  He turned and walked inside the flat, leaving Ethan to follow.

As if on autopilot, Ethan walked in behind Sebastian, keeping his eyes on his wide shoulders, waiting silently to see what he would say.

“After Amber, and others that came before her, I realized that I needed some time alone to think about who I want to be with.  I’ve figured out a lot of things after I quit serial dating.”

His words, while doing nothing to clear up why he hadn’t flirted with Sarah downstairs, struck him as sincere and completely serious.  His heart beat hard and his hands went numb, unable to stop his thoughts from presuming that Sebastian felt more for him than friendship.  And as quickly as they’d come, he dismissed his crazy notions that Sebastian would fall in love with him after all their years of friendship.

BLURB: Fall for You
by Valerie Ullmer

Ethan Sutton had come to the stunning revelation that he’d fallen in love with his best friend, Sebastian Young.  Although friends since childhood, Ethan vowed to keep his feelings for Sebastian under wraps and live the rest of his life with this one secret between them rather than risk a lifelong connection and never see him again.  But when they move into their own apartment at the start of their third year of college, can Ethan keep his feelings from showing when they live so close together?

Sebastian Young had an epiphany about Ethan at the end of last year and arranged for the shared apartment he’d found over the summer to be closer to Ethan and see if a relationship could develop between them.  But as they settle into their lives in a new place with such close quarters, ex-girlfriends, nosy downstairs neighbors, and Sebastian’s own doubts, their relationship could be in jeopardy before it even begins.

Can two best friends admit their feelings and fall in love?

Ethan realized falling in love with his best friend had been easy.  Keeping his feelings a secret from Sebastian as they move into a one-bedroom loft and deal with decisions from their past might prove a bit more difficult.

BLURB: All You Need is Love
Limited Edition Boxed Set

Romance Collections is proud to present these fourteen stories of love that knows no boundaries. Like rivers flowing through the canvas of earth, these stories will run deep, touch softly and leave you breathless.
No matter who it is with, passion is magnificent, desires are bold, and love is beautiful.

Stories by Tamsin Baker, Jess Buffett,‎ Kristine Cayne,‎ Adriana Kraft,‎ Cate Farren,‎ Valerie Ullmer,‎ Kai Tyler,‎ Lexi Thorne,‎ Izzy Szyn,‎ Aeryn Jaden, Dana Kenzi, Celia Fay, and Dani Gray.

BUY LINKS ~ Just $.99

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078PZR8HY

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/all-you-need-is-love/id1330261438?mt=11

B&N:  https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-you-need-is-love-tamsin-baker/1127753593?ean=2940154950586

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/all-you-need-is-love-27

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Valerie writes paranormal and contemporary romances with strong alpha males and brilliant, beautiful heroines. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab. She’s addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character driven romances.

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“…with our lover asleep upstairs.” #MWTease #MFRWAuthor #99cents

Welcome to MidWeek Tease, where authors share tempting snippets to tide you over till the weekend. A huge shout out to author Angelica Dawson for hosting our blog hop every week!

We’re beyond excited to be part of the erotic romance LGBTQ Special Edition Box set All You Need is Love, releasing February 13 and now up for pre-order for just 99 cents!

Here’s another teaser from our contribution, Three: A Love Story.

EXCERPT

Set-Up: Our threesome has just experienced their first three-way…

Slowly, Mason opened one eyelid and then the other to see Susan eyeing him thoughtfully.

She slanted a finger across her lips and gestured toward a snoozing Jamie. “All of the built-up tension over the last several days must’ve drained her,” Susan whispered.

Mason nodded, but he didn’t know quite what was expected of him—of them—now. If Jamie was awake, she’d sort things out, but she was asleep.

Susan’s eyes sparkled. She leaned closer and flicked her tongue at his ear. “Let’s go get some water. We both probably need to replenish before turning our attention to Jams.”

“Sure,” Mason said, moving carefully off the bed, with Susan following. She was behaving as if nothing momentous had occurred. Okay, he could do that.

He led the way downstairs to the kitchen. Neither of them had bothered with a wrap. He grabbed a water from the fridge for Susan, took one for himself, and then another for Jamie.

“So,” Susan said after downing a quarter of a bottle of water, “was that as surprising to you as it was to me? You can be completely honest with me. We don’t have Jams here trying to put the best spin on everything. It’s just you and me.”

“So it is. Honesty has to be a foundation, no matter how all of this works out in the long run.”

“If it even has a chance to work out in the long run.”

“Exactly. To answer your question, I didn’t really know what to expect.” He shook his head. “That was mind blowing, that’s for sure.”

Susan arched an eyebrow. “But what it means remains up in the air?”

“True. No matter what Jamie thinks, a spectacular afternoon of sex isn’t going to produce what she’s hoping for.”

Susan winced.

“At least not immediately. And to be perfectly honest, I didn’t know you had that much passion. I didn’t know if I’d ever get my cock back. Not that I was in a hurry to retrieve it.”

“Couldn’t remain standing any longer.” She laughed, looked at him in a funny way, and laughed again.

“What is it? Is it something I said?”

“No. Not that. It’s us. Here we are standing stark naked in your kitchen discussing some of the most outrageous sex either of us may have ever had, with our lover asleep upstairs.”

BLURB

Three: A Love Story

Three lives—but how many loves?

Committed lovers for three years, Jamie and Susan are good together. Jamie knows she wants Susan in her life forever. But what if that’s not enough?

Both bi, the two have continued dating men occasionally, and now Jamie’s falling in love with Mason. Can she love two persons? Will her love for either one wrench the other one out of her life?

Jamie’s convinced a long-term three-way relationship is the answer, but none of the players is prepared for what’s coming. Two-way relationships are hard enough—is a three-way even possible? And if so, what must each of them give up to create it?

BOXED SET BLURB

All You Need is Love

Romance Collections is proud to present these fourteen stories of love that knows no boundaries. Like rivers flowing through the canvas of earth, these stories will run deep, touch softly and leave you breathless.

No matter who it is with, passion is magnificent, desires are bold, and love is beautiful.

Fourteen new stories
from these marvelous authors!

Tamsin Baker;‎ Jess Buffett,‎ Kristine Cayne,‎
Adriana Kraft,‎ Cate Farren,‎ Valerie Ullmer,‎
Kai Tyler,‎ Lexi Thorne,‎ Izzy Szyn,‎
Aeryn Jaden, Dana Kenzi, Celia Fay,
Avery Sky, and Dani Gray.

PRE-ORDER LINKS $.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078PZR8HY

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/all-you-need-is-love-27

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/all-you-need-is-love/id1330261438?mt=11

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-you-need-is-love-tamsin-baker/1127753593?ean=2940154950586

 

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