Ringed Love – Elizabeth Noble’s Blog Tour

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Hello and thank you Meg for hosting me today. The first chapter of Ringed Love is posted on Dreamspinner Press, so over the next two weeks I’ll be offering the first one hundred or so words of each subsequent chapter.

Ringed Love releases on May 23rd. Find it at: http://bit.ly/1pVSbMl

Today’s excerpt is from chapter 4

 

Excerpt

Todd was torn. He hated leaving Nick in the camp, and he didn’t want to leave people unprotected while they scouted farther down the tunnels. Yet he and Nick did work better when they could back one another up.

“We need to get a good look down those tunnels,” Todd said as casually as possible.

“Sal will be helpful, and I suppose Trey will insist on coming since he’s got the maps. Clara knows about the schematics,” Nick said.

“Yeah.” He hesitated, not sure how to broach with Nick what he was considering. “I think that we need to consider the best way to provide protection for these people.”

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Blurb

New Colorado Protectorate fell with the assassination of Chancellor Clarke. Like many others, Todd and Nick Ruger left the land of their birth and made a home to the north in Yellowknife. Their world was ever changing. The time came to say a sad farewell to some of their friends and loved ones, but they were taken in with open arms by others and in turn offered shelter to yet more. Through the years they remained steadfast in their duty as sentries to protect and defend those that needed it the most.

Time marches on but through it all they hold each other dear and cherish the love they’ve shared. There are still angry ghosts, Windigos and water spirits to contend with. Their lives change, offering them new roles. When the time comes, they do what sentries have done for generations prior and teach others the skills to carry on as sentries. The Rugers lives were rich and their hearts full with their devotion and love for each other. The tradition of the sentries lived on forever. It was the legacy of Todd and Nick Ruger. That was the way it was always meant to be.

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Bio

Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into books and fanfiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.

Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess and her sidekick, tabby cat.  She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening and winter and summer sports (go Tribe and Cavs!) and stargazing all year long. When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.

Elizabeth received several amateur writing awards. Since being published two of her novels have received honorable mentions in the Rainbow Awards. Her novel Jewel Cave was a runner up in the 2015 Rainbow awards in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category.

Website:  http://www.elizabeth-noble.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.noble.77

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4781553.Elizabeth_Noble

 

Tour Stops

May 16 Kris Bethke https://kristbethke.com/

May 17 Susan Laine http://www.susan-laine-author.fi/

May 18 Meg Harding https://megharding.wordpress.com/

May 19 Jamie Lynn Miller https://jamielynnm.wordpress.com/

May 20 Charlie Descoteaux https://cdescoteauxwrites.com/

May 23 Grace R. Duncan http://www.grace-duncan.com/

May 24 Sarah Madison http://www.sarahmadisonfiction.com/

May 25 Rick R. Reed http://www.rickrreed.com/

May 26 Skylar M. Cates https://skylarmcates.wordpress.com/

May 27 Lou Sylvre http://sylvre.rainbow-gate.com/

May 30 Ki Brightly https://brightlybooks.wordpress.com/

May 31 Shira Anthony http://www.shiraanthony.com/

 

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Cover Reveal: Beautiful boy

I’d like to welcome Grace to the blog today, to reveal the gorgeous cover she’s just received for her latest novel.

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Beautiful boy

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, M/M
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover artist: Aaron Anderson
104,000 words
Release date: 11/20

If Kyle can get past his fears, he could see what his beloved Master Mal does: a beautiful boy that deserves his collar–and heart.

Blurb:

Malcolm Tate hung up his flogger when his submissive sought out another Dom and landed in the hands of a serial killer. Convinced his lack of dominance sent his sub away, Mal has spent two years blaming himself for what happened. But when his best friend finally convinces him to go back to the local dungeon, Mal’s grateful. Especially when he wins beautiful, submissive, firmly-closeted Kyle Bingham in a charity slave auction.

College grad Kyle hasn’t earned enough to move out of the loft his conservative, homophobic parents bought, much less to buy any of the other things still in their name. When he’s won at auction by the hot, amazing Mal, he’s shocked that anyone would want him. No one else seemed to—not his parents, his former Doms, or any of his disastrous dates.

But Mal does want him and Kyle lets his guard down, only to be outed to his parents. With his world crashing down, he must find a way to trust Mal—and their developing relationship—or risk losing everything.

Link @ Dreamspinner:  http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7068

Author bio:

Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination.  She told stories from an early age – many of which got her into trouble.  Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into less troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing male/male erotica.

A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the United States.  She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and children – both the human and furry kind.

As one of those rare creatures who loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any number of strange and different topics.  She can also be found writing fanfiction, reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in art.

Find Grace here:

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Jana Denardo: Soldiers of the Sun

I’d like to welcome Jana onto my blog today. She’s here to talk about her new novel, Soldiers of the Sun.

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Thanks to Meagan for having me on her blog to talk about my novel Soldiers of the Sun. While technically it’s the third in a series, all of the stories are stand-alone starting with the novella The Darkest Midnight in December and the short story, Snowbound. The series is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in an alternate 1930s where people are aware demons stalk the earth. The soldiers of the sun are demon hunters.

Being a Soldier of the Sun is a high stress job for obvious reasons. There’s nothing easy about hunting demons. Most soldiers can see not only the demons who are visible to everyone but also the ones who can take human form.

Not all demons have the same weaknesses. Some can be shot; others require edged weapons, fire, holy oils and so on. This means Temple, Caleb and Agni have to train in a variety of fighting styles. Temple is not fond of the close combat training. His father took the drill sergeant approach to training which was the wrong style for Temple. It’s one of the reasons he left the Knights Templar for whom he was named.  Physical training is part of their daily life.  

The teams are made up of a mix of styles when it comes to close quarters vs. long range weapons.  Caleb is the expert at the close up fighting style, using a sword. Agni takes up the middle position. His chakram could be used in close quarters as well as thrown. Temple prefers to use his Tommy gun which allows him to attack at a distance. Sometimes this can be a problem, like in the Carnegie museum when gun spray threatened Temple’s favorite exhibit, Dippy the Diplodocus.

At the opening of the novel, the trio are still waiting to find out what their new partner’s fighting style is. They are not ready emotionally to have a new partner and when Caleb, Agni and Temple meet the fourth member of their team, it’s not like anything they could have expected.

Researching is another huge part of their lives, perusing histories and demon lexicons. Agni especially enjoys this. All three of them can speak and read more than one language so they can be more efficient researchers.

They do have time to relax and do the things they enjoy. Agni is a reader. Caleb loves the movies and Temple is a dancer from the word go.

So if you have any questions on how the gentlemen live their daily lives this is the time!


Excerpt

Preparing to leave his little apartment within the walls of the Order of the Sun, Temple nearly slammed into his teammates Caleb and Agni. Caleb had his hand raised, presumably to knock. Temple eyed them sourly. “What are you two doing?”

“Taglioferro asked us along to meet your new partner,” Caleb replied, running his sword-calloused hand over his slicked-back blond hair. The gesture made Temple a little dry mouthed. Shaking the dirty thoughts out, Temple realized it made sense his teammates had joined him. Caleb was the team leader, after all. Surely he needed to be there.

“And since you’d be late to your own funeral, we’re here to hurry you up.” Agni made hurry-along motions exaggerated by the newspaper he had in hand—Temple’s paper, which he’d forgotten to pick up. Agni handed it to him. Temple set it on the door-side table, but not before he saw the headline about a couple of deaths of desperate men who’d died after drinking radiator fluid down at the Mon wharf. They had pulled out the potato they were using to detoxify the alcohol a little too soon. Under that was an article about another demon attack on a speakeasy. Hadn’t he and Caleb just cleared a speakeasy the other night?

“You’ll notice I am on time,” Temple grumbled, trying to lock his door. After a few moments of fussing with the key, a metallic clank echoed down the hall, telling him he was doomed. “Damn it, it broke again. Why do we have to live in such falling-down housing?”

“The building has been here a century. It’s bound to have problems.” Caleb shrugged. “Come on. I’m excited to meet our new teammate.”

“I’m nervous,” Temple said, walking down the old stone corridors. The Soldiers of the Sun’s complex had been built with castles in mind, well fortified but dark and cold. “How do I explain what happened to my last partner?”

Caleb shot him a look. “It’s not your fault Li died.”

Did Caleb think Temple blamed himself? Of course he did. Temple had said it more than once. Li had been the love of his life, and Temple watched him bleed to death. Caleb probably worried Temple wasn’t dealing with his guilt. His partners knew him pretty well, but he wished they were easier to hoodwink. He wasn’t well. The closeness he’d felt since all of them had become lovers was good, but it never lasted.

“We were outnumbered,” Caleb said as he opened the exterior door. The wind caught them in its maw, blasting through the open door. The sulfurous stench of the steel mills rode the frigid air.

“Then why does it feel like it is?” As Temple’s shoulders slumped, Caleb favored him with a sharp look. Agni’s face was inscrutable as always. After a brief silence broken only by the whistle of the wind through the buildings, Temple said, “Taglioferro is an understanding guy. He knows what we get up to, but it’s not always easy to find someone with our talents who wouldn’t want to beat us for being shirt lifters.”

“Mostly it means we have to be discreet,” Agni said, turning his cool gaze on Temple. After a second his nose wrinkled. “You’re right. You have a problem.”

Temple made a face. “Go to hell.”

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Author Bio

 Jana is Queen of the Geeks (her students voted her in) and her home and office are shrines to any number of comic book and manga heroes along with SF shows and movies too numerous to count. There is no coincidence the love of all things geeky has made its way into many of her stories. To this day, she’s still disappointed she hasn’t found a wardrobe to another realm, a superhero to take her flying among the clouds or a roguish star ship captain to run off to the stars with her.

Where to find me:

http://jana-denardo.livejournal.com/

http://twitter.com/#/JanaDenardo

http://www.facebook.com/jana.denardo

Website : (coming soon) http://www.janadenardo.com/