Currently Reading: Second Star to the Right by AF Henley & Giveaway Winner for the Tour

Congratulations to Dia for winning a copy of Second Star to the Right. 🙂 Also, please be reminded that all comments have been listed as automatic entries for the secondary giveaway of a print copy of the novel and a Swarovski pendant. Please keep an eye at AFHenley.com for details regarding the start date of that contest. Thank you so much everyone, for being with us! And, good luck! ❤

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Second Star to the Right
By AF Henley

Be it unrequited fascination with his straight best friend or impossible fantasies of rekindled interest with his heartbreaking ex,

Second Star to the Right by AF Henley

Second Star to the Right
by AF Henley

Mason has no clue why the perfect connection seems to keep slipping through his fingers. When another lonely holiday seems like too much weight to shoulder, Mason gives up on romance and seeks out the next best thing—rented company. Jack is everything a person could want in an escort: willing, hot, and built like an angel.

Mason can’t resist. After all, who wouldn’t be interested in a guy who loves kid’s movies, is a self-professed Peter Pan, and has no problem throwing caution to the wind at a moment’s notice. But then interest quickly blooms into a whole new emotion—an emotion that Mason knows far too well, especially when Jack has no interest in returning it, preferring to keep his heart safely tucked away in Neverland.

  • Word count: 43,000
  • Pairing: M/M
  • Content: Contains some explicit content.

Purchase Link

About the Author:

Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica.

A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish.

Henley has been proudly working with LT3 since 2012, and has been writing like mad ever since—an indentured servant to the belief that romance and true love can mend the most broken soul. Even when presented in prose.

star2Find A.F. Henley at:

AFHenley.com
Goodreads
Less Than Three Press
Amazon
twitter

Cover Reveal: Madame Lilly Voodoo Priestess by Dormaine G.

Dormaine G.—author of Connorhas a new book titled: Voodoo Priestess Madame Lilly. It will be available on Friday, February 21, 2014 PST. You can check it out in Amazon by clicking the link below:

 

Madame Lilly Voodoo Priestess by Dormaine G.

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About the Book

Madame Lilly Voodoo Priestess by Dormaine G.

Madame Lilly Voodoo Priestess by Dormaine G.

Voodoo Priestess, Madame Lilly, will get her revenge tonight even if the price is her soul.

In the late 1800’s Odara, a Creole girl in New Orleans, grew up wealthy and having the best of everything. She was taught the ways of plaçage: to be a wealthy man’s common-law wife. She didn’t want to follow the ways of plaçage as her mother had, until she met the man of her dreams, Henry Nicolas. He was handsome, charming and rich; perfect in every way until their first night of marriage when she saw his true malevolent side.

For twelve long years Odara endured abuse in the worst ways possible, taking her from a naive child to a scorned woman. A woman fueled with such revulsion towards Henry she would give anything for vengeance.

Through voodoo, Madame Lilly was born, but with it came consequences beyond even her comprehension.

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About Dormaine G

After years of playing adult, I realized I will never grow up. So last year, I took some time off to live the dream of writing. My first book, Connor, was published this October which is book 1 of the series. I will continue to write fiction book while working on my other dream which is to fly a spaceship.

Blog: http://dormainegblog.blogspot.com/
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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Second Star to the Right by AF Henley

Welcome to the new visitors of the tour, and hello again to my returning friends. As I’ve been explaining throughout, Second Star to the Right is a romance story about a man seeking to define himself, an escort caught between the desire to find connection yet twinklestar1keep himself grounded, and how the brilliance of love can be the brightest light in dark skies if we’re willing to let it burn.

So… in an effort to attempt something a little different for this blog tour, I decided it might be cool to connect with you, the reader, and explain how I define myself. I sent out a call, asking “Inquiring Minds” to throw some questions at me, and offered to do my best to answer them. Let’s light up the sky together, and hopefully have a little fun in the process…

(Be sure to read through to the end for details on the release, as well as a chance to WIN your very own ebook copy.)

RaphaelDraw tweets:    Your thoughts when starting a new novel and have a blank page in front of you?

Henley replies:

Oh, God. Here we go again.
Character “undesignated as yet” why won’t you tell me your name?
I’m sorry, the novel should be about WHAT?
OK, fingers. Anytime now. The keys are right there.
I think I might have an open bottle of wine in the fridge…
♪♫♪ I don’t want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day ♫♪♫
I should open Skype. Just to check. If no one is online I’ll get right back off.
(Tumble, tumble, tumble) Argh! I’m supposed to be writing!

Christopher D asks:         What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

Henley replies:                        Some days, just getting out of bed in the morning. I don’t know if I have one particular thing that I consider to be my “greatest” accomplishment. I’m more of a one-small-thing-at-a-time achiever. Getting published for the first time was pretty damn sweet, of course. But I tend to feel the same for each consecutive release. Maybe, on a personal note, it was managing to step up and away from a mistaken sense of security, in order to gain a sense of my own value and importance.

killfrost2 asks:                   You always seem to be releasing a new book. 😀 Which brings up the question, what are the average sizes of your books, how fast do you type, and more importantly, do you have any home remedies for fever?

Henley replies:                  I’ve been trying to release a new work every quarter, although, if I don’t get my ass in gear I question the potential for a release in Q3, 2014.

My target for this genre with respect to word count is between 40 and 50K. On a good day I can get about 5000 words. On a bad day, I’m grateful for 500. As for typing, my average is 100 words/minute. Not bad for an old bird, hmm?

There is only one home remedy that works for everything, frost. Wine.

Darkprism asks:                If you could be someone else and live somebody else’s life for a month, who would it be and why?

Henley replies:                 I’d like to be a porn star. And I only say that because you give a limit of one month. The lack of connection would drive me mental if I had to deal with it long-term. But I’d sure love to give it a go for a few weeks. Yep. Yep I surely would.

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Second Star to the Right
By AF Henley

Be it unrequited fascination with his straight best friend or impossible fantasies of rekindled interest with his heartbreaking ex,

Second Star to the Right by AF Henley

Second Star to the Right
by AF Henley

Mason has no clue why the perfect connection seems to keep slipping through his fingers. When another lonely holiday seems like too much weight to shoulder, Mason gives up on romance and seeks out the next best thing—rented company. Jack is everything a person could want in an escort: willing, hot, and built like an angel.

Mason can’t resist. After all, who wouldn’t be interested in a guy who loves kid’s movies, is a self-professed Peter Pan, and has no problem throwing caution to the wind at a moment’s notice. But then interest quickly blooms into a whole new emotion—an emotion that Mason knows far too well, especially when Jack has no interest in returning it, preferring to keep his heart safely tucked away in Neverland.

  • Word count: 43,000
  • Pairing: M/M
  • Content: Contains some explicit content.

Purchase Link (save 15% if you pre-order by February 18th)

About the Author:

Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica.

A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish.

Henley has been proudly working with LT3 since 2012, and has been writing like mad ever since—an indentured servant to the belief that romance and true love can mend the most broken soul. Even when presented in prose.

star2Find me at:

AFHenley.com
Goodreads
Less Than Three Press
Amazon
twitter

The Giveaway

As a thanks for reading, I’m offering up an ebook copy of Second Star to the Right, in the format of the winner’s choice. Simply leave a comment below to be entered in the draw.

And! As an extra bonus! All participators in the blog tour giveaway will AUTOMATICALLY BE ENTERED in a future-dated contest for a signed print copy of the novel, and a genuine Swarovski pendant, hand-picked for Second Star to the Right significance. Stay tuned to any of the above-referenced AF Henley sites for details.

Rules:

  • Please ensure Cinderella Stories has a way to notify you of the win.
  • Contest is open from now until February 22nd, 2014.
  • Winner will be picked using a random number generator.
  • By commenting below you guarantee that you are legally able to accept the prize.

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A huge thank you to Cinderella Stories for having me today, as well as to the readers, friends, associates, and followers who stopped by to take part. Here’s hoping you have an awesome and adventurous day. And off we go…

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Second Star to the Right, and … this is Jho once more, folks! 🙂 Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and for taking the time to read this post. And thank you as well, Henley, for gracing my blog.

Good luck to the entrants and please don’t forget to leave your email address so we’ll be able to email you in case you are the lucky one! ❤

Valentine Read: Of Last Resort by Megan Derr

I cannot stress enough how happy I am to have a copy of this book. Megan Derr’s Of Last Resort will be released on Wednesday 19 February, 2014 but it is already available for preorder @LT3 until at approximately 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 18, 2014.

Happy Valentine’s Day and happy reading, everyone! 🙂

About the Book

Of Last Resort by Megan Derr

Of Last Resort by Megan Derr

Of Last Resort by Megan Derr

In a kingdom ravaged by the beasts and terrors of an ancient war, the only hope against them is the army of mixed-blood beings known as the King’s Legion: dragoons, shadowmarch, sorcerers, titans … and the Princes of the Blood, nigh-invincible warriors of fearsome magic and strength, their only weakness a need for pure human blood.

When his brother runs away, Raffé agrees to undergo the Blooding, but he is a pale imitation of his strong, capable brother. No one expects him to survive and become a Prince, merely to die to save the rest of his family and preserve honor.

But runaways and weaklings are the least of the kingdom’s concerns when an ancient evil returns with new tricks, and their only hope lies with knowledge long lost and a fierce bond forged in darkness …

Links:

http://www.lessthanthreepress.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&cPath=92&products_id=560

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17900911-of-last-resort

About the Author

Megan is a long time resident of m/m fiction, and keeps herself busy reading, writing, and publishing it. She is often accused of fluff and nonsense. When she’s not involved in writing, she likes to cook, harass her cats, or watch movies (especially all things James Bond). She loves to hear from readers, and can be found all around the internet.

Follow her here:

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lessthanthreepress.com
@amasour

Currently Reading: The Forgetful Bride by Debbie Macomber

The Forgetful Bride by Debbie Macomber

The Forgetful Bride by Debbie Macomber

About the Book

Caitlin Marshall’s trying to go home to Minnesota for Christmas, but at the last minute she gives her airline ticket to a stranded soldier. So Cait spends the holidays with Joe Rockwell, who was a childhood friend – and is still a terrible tease, claiming that Cait’s his wife. Oh, sure, they were “married” in a pretend ceremony when she was eight, but now Joe wants to make their “marriage” real!

You can view it in Goodreads here:

The Forgetful Bride by Debbie Macomber

About the Author

Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

Macomber is the author of more than 100 novels, most recently the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Starting Now, and The Inn at Rose Harbor; two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works; two acclaimed children’s books and the Mrs. Miracle Christmas novels. She is also the author of beloved and bestselling series of novels set in Cedar Cove, Washington (such as 16 Lighthouse Road, 204 Rosewood Lane, 311 Pelican Court) on which Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, Hallmark Channel’s first dramatic scripted television series, is based. She is the recipient of a RITA® award; an RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a multiple winner of both the Holt Medallion and the B. Dalton Award. In 2010, the Romance Writers of America presented Macomber with their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her next novel to be published will be ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM (August 13, 2013).

In addition to her bestselling novels, Macomber owns her own tea room, Victorian Rose Tea Room & yarn store, A Good Yarn, named after the shop featured in her popular Blossom Street novels. She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she was recently named World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative.

A devoted grandmother, Debbie and her husband Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington State (the town on which her Cedar Cove novels are based) and winter in Florida.

Source: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/11349.Debbie_Macomber

Book Review: She Caught Me by D.R. Lee

My Review:

My Rating: ★★★★★

She Caught Me by D.R. Lee is such a good destresser. Lol. It got me giggling and smiling. A lot!

Melissa sure is a gutsy girl.

This is a very quick read (it’s a novelette of 10,400 words) and a very cute one at that. This is one of those select few stories that I’m sure I will reread in the future.

About the book:

She Caught Me by D.R. Lee (Cover taken from the book's Goodreads account)

She Caught Me by D.R. Lee (Cover taken from the book’s Goodreads account)

Melissa Castillo has had enough of hiding her feelings for her best friend Samuel Torres. They’ve been best friends for far too long, and she has been in love with him ever since forever! It also doesn’t help that Sam is a big tease. He always drops an innuendo or two when they’re together, but doesn’t really act on it.

Now that College graduation is just around the corner, Melissa finally convinced herself to push her inhibitions aside. She hatches a plan to reveal everything she felt for him without actually telling him!

You can check this book here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18622151-she-caught-me

About the Author

D.R. Lee is the pen name of a law student hailing from the Philippines. Outside of her academic endeavor, she does writing, painting, and a whole lot of reading. On a perfect day, she talks with the people inside her head and tells their stories through printed words.

Book Review: Kids These Days (Stories from Luna East Arts Academy Vol. 1)

luna east vol 1.front.coverKids These Days by Chrissie Peria, Mina V. Esguerra, Jen C. Suguitan, Jayen San Diego, Stella Torres, Richard Cy (artist), Jonnalyn Cabigting (artist), Robert V. Wong (artist) , Ronald S. Lim, Miles Tan, Athena Claire Dueñas, DR Lee, Anne Plaza, M. Protacio-De Guzman, Kristel S. Villar, Alyssa Ashley Lucas, Addie Lynn Co

Cover and book design: Tania Arpa

My rating: ★★★★☆

I think that the underlying concept of Luna East is brilliant. And so are the stories itself in this volume, mind you. I liked how the stories are interrelated even if there are various authors.

I enjoyed reading the collection because it made me remember my own high school days. That first crush, the CAT thingy, the various club activities… etc. Even the booze, LOL. Nope, I didn’t drink even if my classmates did (I only actually went once, and only because it happened right where I was staying LOL); no they didn’t coerce those who didn’t want to drink. It was clean fun (there was parental supervision) and no, no one was making out at some room (and this is why I think that the title of the volume fits and is quite telling), and nope, there were no parties of grand scale such as the ones that Odette and Bianca throw (then again, we were from a public school – it’s nothing like Luna East – not to mention it’s on an island where the lifestyle is downright simple).

My personal favorites in this collection are: “Sitting on a Tree” by Chrissie Peria, “Fifty Two Weeks” by Mina Esguerra, “Yours Is the First Face That I Saw” by Ronald S. Lim, and “Picture Me Naked” by DR Lee. These are the stories that made me feel kilig. I would really love for “Yours Is the First Face That I Saw” to be longer. Seriously. ^__^ Can’t wait to read more of that.

Looking forward to reading more of their adventures on the second volume and congratulations to everyone.

View all my reviews

About the Book:

The stories from LUNA EAST ARTS ACADEMY are about love. And also, friends, food, kissing, rumors, mean people, insecurities, birthdays, breakups, making up. We set it in an arts academy because we wanted everyone to have a talent, and know it. Because no one is ordinary, if you know them well enough.

Who are you, at LUNA EAST? Are you a popular kid, a wallflower, a drama club diva, a debate whiz? Visit lunaeastacademy.org to read more stories from #LUNAEAST, and submit your own. For readers 16 and up.

BOOK LINK:
Luna East Website: lunaeastacademy.org
Paperback Order Form: bit.ly/lunaeastv1

Everyone is invited to the ‪#‎romanceclass‬ anniversary party + ‪#‎LunaEast‬ paperback launch at the AYALA MUSEUM on February 8, Saturday, at 6 PM. You can pre-order the book here: ‎bit.ly/lunaeastv1