Tuesday, October 31, 2017

(Un)Masked Excerpt + Recs for Queer Supernatural Reads + Giveaway!

Happy Halloween! Today I have a great post from Anyta Sunday to go alongside the re-release of (Un)Masked, a paranormal M/M! There's also an excerpt and giveaway below as well. Enjoy! 😃

Books that go bump in the night – great supernatural reads

Hey guys, it’s Halloween! A great day to spend some time with a book with a supernatural edge. So here are six of my favorite supernatural reads. I hope they leave you with pleasant shivers – enjoy!

P.S. I Spook You – S.E. Harmon
Do you like ghosts and mystery and sex? This story has it all. Even better, it sports some great sarcastic banter—which I am a particular fan of. Especially of the self-deprecating kind.
While working on a cold case, Rain and Danny, thrown together after years of separation, rekindle a love that never should have died. With some mischievous ghosts haunting – or rather hounding - Rain, this story makes for an entertaining read.

Rock n’ Soul  -  Lauren Sattersby
Such a fun, romantic, light-hearted story, with the ghost of a former rock star as the love interest. The laugh out loud humor makes for a delightful read, and with the chuckles come plenty of warm feels.

Vicious – V.E. Schwab
This book is an interesting study of right and wrong. There is no good guy in here. Not a single one. Victor has broken out of prison and is tracking down his old friend Eli who betrayed him and put him in there in the first place. EIi spends his time hunting down super-powered people and killing them, and Victor uses his cunning to stop him. This makes for a fascinating and thought-provoking read, wonderful for Halloween!

The Ghost on My Couch – L.A. Gilbert
Another fun ghost romance! Alex Tanner has a solid routine of work and slumping on the couch in front of the TV. He dreams of a guy for him that is hot, tall, handsome, and—as the blurb puts it so perfectly—preferably breathing. Well… Alex is in for a little adventure. A sweet and sexy Halloween read.

Hero – Perry Moore
Colorful, over-the-top superheroes in costume that kept me flipping to the last page!
My favorite part of this book is Thom - what a character! So vivid. I loved his inner conflicts -dealing with his sexuality, his father's disgrace and social slamming, and his mother's disappearance.
The setting is also brilliant – a world filled with superheroes that felt real and complex and deep while having just enough humor and lightness in the right places. A lovely mix.

Superhero – Eli Easton
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention one of my most favorite MM authors on this list. Superhero was the first story I read of Eli Easton, and it instantaneously made me a fan. The dialogue of this YA romance is witty and fun, and the story warmly light-hearted. A good all-year around read ❤️

(Un)Masked by Anyta Sunday and Andy Gallo
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance

Walker has two wishes: to perform the play of his dreams alongside his best friend at Wellington’s Tory Street Theatre, and to meet that special someone. Someone he’d go to the ends of the earth for. Someone who might only exist in fairy tales.

When Jay meets accordion busker Lethe Cross, it’s like living a dream come true. Lethe’s music captivates Jay, and he resolves to meet the man who plays so beautifully. But then he discovers Lethe’s life is more like a nightmare. The phrase “down on his luck” can’t begin to cover it. Determined to help, Jay does some snooping for answers—and winds up on the wrong end of a centuries-old curse. The good news is there’s a way to break it. The bad news is it might cost Jay his life.

This book was previously published by Dreamspinner Press. This updated 2nd edition has some rewritten parts and has been line edited again.

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(Un)Masked by Anyta Sunday and Andy Gallo

“You want to forget that race?” I asked. Lethe nodded. 
His need pressed up against mine and I wished there was something to brace ourselves against so we could stay close like this. Lethe shifted back slightly and took me in hand. I gasped as the first waves of shock somersaulted through me. 
Recovering, I returned the favor, gently stroking him, absorbing the heat that coursed through my hand. I’d waited for the chance to be this close with Lethe, and it fueled my hunger for him. Closing the few inches between us, I pressed my lips against his, asking—no demanding—him to let me have my fill. The salt on his lips only added to my lust. It was him. This was where we bonded. 
We gently stroked each other, while we waged a back-and-forth battle with our tongues neither wanted to win. My control was slipping as our breathing quickened. Waves lapping against our waists muffled the growing moans we evoked from each other. 
Kissing him like no one before, I poured my soul into him, accepting his in return. This was right. He was right. 
My attempt to kiss over his word was met with Lethe turning his head. “Lethe?” 
“I don’t want our first time—my first time—to be here.” 
“I thought you have—”  
He brushed his wet, salty fingers against my trembling lips. “I have, but never with someone who cared about me. You’re the first person who doesn’t see the person they most want.” 
“Yes, I do.” My whisper carried over the churning water, softening his eyes even more. 
“Even more reason I want to feel your body on mine without shivering from cold. Come back with me?”  
I pressed my lips against his ear. “I’m going to take my time kissing every inch of you. I’m going to say your name when we come.”

Anyta Sunday is a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. She loves to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.

Some of her favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.

Anyta writes a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. Her books have been translated into German, Italian and French. 

Member of Romance Writers of America.

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Andy Gallo’s stories capture how he wished he’d spent his formative years, instead of how it really happened. Unfortunately for his characters, they find themselves infused with some of Andy’s less noble qualities.

A hopeless romantic, Andy writes seated next to a hundred year old Smith Brothers typewriter he inherited from his grandfather. He also dreams of superheroes and wizards and sees no reason why two men with superpowers can’t fall in love just like everyone else. Although not all of his stories have a paranormal bent, a touch of the supernatural never derailed a good read in his mind.

Married and living his happy every after, Andy helps others find their happy endings in the pages of his stories. He and his husband of more than twenty years spend their days rubbing elbows with other parents as they raise their daughter. Embracing his status as the gay dad, Andy sometimes has to remind others that one does want a hint of color even when chasing after their child.

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What's your favorite Halloween/supernatural/spooky read?


Until Next Time,

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