Welcome to the Halloween Heat author blog hop. I and my fellow contributors in Halloween Heat I are joined by Tara Lain from Halloween Heat IV to offer you the chance to win prizes. I’m offering one lucky reader the choice of one eBook from my Etopia Press list: On My Knees, Fixed or The Hun and the General. All you need do is leave a comment below (and remember to include your email) and follow my blog. Once the blog hop closes (Sunday 14th October) I will pick a winner at random and contact you to see which book you would like to have.
Halloween Heat I
An Anthology of Erotic Paranormal M/M Romance
(last time I looked, Halloween Heat I was no2 in the All Romance eBooks anthologies)
Five stories of gay love and passion with a paranormal twist, perfect for Halloween.
“Love Lies Deep” by Tristram La Roche
“Idle Hands” by Reneé George
“Costumes” by Dianne Hartsock
“Eden” by Kiran Hunter
“Set in Stone” by Elin Gregory
Love Lies Deep by Tristram La Roche
When a careless driver shattered Josh’s life one Halloween by ploughing into his lover, Josh found himself living all alone in the village that had been their temporary home. He’d never liked the countryside, but stayed willingly for Sam while he wrote a novel about the area. Despite Josh’s love of the city, his love for Sam was stronger and he knew he could never move away from his lover’s resting place. Now, every day Josh visits the grave and feels Sam’s presence, but on Halloween, the anniversary of the tragedy, his visit unleashes their passion and lust as if nothing has changed.
Here’s an excerpt:
Josh handed out bars of chocolate and some toffee things that reminded him of dog chews, and waved to the kids as they ran off into the night. As he closed the door he heard another firework explode and decided it was time to be sociable. He put on his heavy boots, shucked on his quilted jacket, and grabbed the flashlight from the table in the hall. Finally, he took the carefully wrapped flowers he’d bought on the way home.
Once he’d left the glow of the outside light behind him, he noticed that the clouds had cleared completely to leave a deep purple sky, the stars shining like polished silver studs. He hoped it would last. While the rain didn’t spoil his enjoyment, good weather would certainly heighten it. As he approached the village green, the telltale crackling told him the fire had already been lit. The tops of the trees, almost bare now, clawed at the sky like crooked, orange fingers in the flames’ light. Children drew shapes in the air with sparklers, mothers fussed with coats and hats, fathers busied themselves with fireworks and the beer stall.
“Josh!” A dark figure loomed out of Josh’s peripheral vision. “Just in time for the fun.”
“Hi, Ben,” said Josh, slapping the young priest playfully on the shoulder. As things had turned out, it had been a godsend having a gay priest in the village, though no one knew apart from Josh and Sam, of course. Josh couldn’t understand how Ben could want to be a Catholic priest, but Ben simply said that he had his own beliefs and Rome was fifteen hundred miles away.
Ben took something from his pocket and, linking arms with Josh, slipped the object into his friend’s coat pocket. “Better let you have that before I forget.”
“Thanks. I’ll get it back to you before morning.”
“I know. Don’t worry about that. Just enjoy yourself, okay?” Ben winked and tapped the side of his nose. “Halloween comes but once a year.”
Now, leave your comment and then you can visit all the other authors by clicking the links in the table below (thanks, Elin, for the clever box!).
|Renee George||Idle Hands|
|Tara Lain||Trex or Treat|
|Tristram La Roche||Love Lies Deep|
|Elin Gregory||Set in Stone|