Sunday, April 15, 2018
Title: Let Me In
Author: Luna David
Series: The Boys Club #1
Genre: M/M Romance, Erotica, BDSM, Daddy Kink
Release Date: March 29, 2018Summary:
Twenty-year-old Liam Cavanagh works three dead-end-jobs to take care of his family. He’s been the sole breadwinner since he was fifteen and yearns for a life of his own. Forced to grow up too fast, he carries the burdens of responsibilities that shouldn’t be his, and it’s slowly destroying him. The more he tries to control, the more out of control he feels.
When he gets a hit on a personal ad he placed on The Boys Club app, he shrugs it off as impossible. With nearly 600 miles between him and “Boston Daddy” he knew the odds were against them. Until Boston Daddy’s current boy convinces him otherwise and persuades Liam to take on the role of Daddy’s new boy.
Saying forty-year-old entrepreneur Cash Moreau is having a bad week is an understatement. The man he’s been with for years leaves him for a new job, his own company is in crisis, and to top it all off, a young stranger shows up on his doorstep with all his worldly possessions, claiming to be his new boy. Liam wants a Daddy to depend on, and Cash refuses to believe he’s what’s best for Liam.
Despite their powerful connection, Cash finally pushes Liam away, and the beautiful boy who stole his heart disappears. Soon, Cash realizes what he’s let slip through his fingers. The elusive thing he’s been searching for is Liam, it’s only ever been Liam, and suddenly Cash will move heaven and earth to find what he’s lost. Will he find his boy in time to make things right, or is it too late to let him in?
What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
I read JR Ward’s Lover at Last, Qhuinn and Blaylock’s story, and I loved the dynamic between two men. From then on, I started looking for more to read and joined the Goodreads MM Book Rec group which lead me to the FB group and I couldn’t get enough. Ideas started percolating in my brain and I decided to go for it. Best decision I ever made.
When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process (outline, plot, character names, editing, etc.)?
Well, writing The End is a huge favorite. 😉 But other than that, each piece has an interest for me. Plotting is great because ideas are coming and sometimes it’s like I can’t write or type them fast enough. Outlining (a skill I recently picked up bc I used to be a pantser but forced myself to be a plotter) is good because I can see the plotting turning into something solid and taking a shape of its own. Character names is also fun because I have a huge excel spreadsheet full of names I’ve come up with or like a lot. So, if I don’t already have a character name determined (meaning if it’s a new character to a series) I check that list out or google baby name lists and scroll through until I find one that “feels” right for the character. The writing of the book is also fun because putting words to paper is kind of addictive and there’s nothing quite like it, for me anyway. And the editing process is painful sometimes but also great because the words you wrote are being polished and you see a different way to look at things when you see your work through someone else’s eyes. Hitting the publishing button is fun, too, and so far, every single time, scary as shit.
When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I only read M/M (or M/M/M) anymore, really. Occasionally, if someone rec’s a book hard, I’ll read M/F, but it’s never my go to. From there I love all sorts of stuff but my go-tos are large dominating men with smaller submissive men, Military/Security/protector, contemporary, age gap, age play, BDSM, Daddy Kink, and hurt/comfort. But honestly, if it’s rec’d and others like it, I’ll read pretty much anything except really dark reads.
If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
I’m currently co-authoring The Boys Club with Sheena J. Himes, a Daddy Kink series we’re really excited about. We’re doing it a bit differently. I’m writing books 1, 3, 5, and maybe 7 and she’s writing 2, 4, 6, and maybe 8. But that’s IF we can get our solo projects to cooperate. That’s not always easy, so if one of us is ready to go and the other isn’t, the order doesn’t matter as much. We’ve wanted to write this for well over a year now and both plotted out multiple books and then basically set them aside for our solo projects and finally came back to it. I’m also discussing another collab possibility with someone but keeping that one under wraps for now until it’s something we want to make public, but that project is a long way off.
Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
No, I haven’t always wanted to write. Or, at least, I didn’t know that’s what I SHOULD be doing. When I was young I remember I started having all these ideas in my head. Full stories, parts of stories, snippets of ideas. But I never had someone that encouraged me to write them down bc I’m an introverted person. I wasn’t chatting about all the ideas in my head because one, I thought EVERYONE had them, and two, I wasn’t a sharer. So, I just grew up having all these thoughts and ideas and full-blown stories in my head. I never thought about writing them down and continued to think it was normal for everyone. Fast forward to college when a friend of mine was reading a book I’d read, and I was like OMG I loved that book, wasn’t it good? And that was the first time I knew someone else the read romance novels. We grew closer and chatted about what books to read, what not to read, etc. Later on after we graduated, we both randomly read the same book and talked about how we could do it so much better bc that book, it was awful, and we were just laughing because if THAT person could get a publishing deal, pretty much anyone off the street could do it (it was REALLY awful, we didn’t go around saying this about books bc we didn’t think we were all that, we just knew how bad it was and it wouldn’t take much to do better). So, we were like, let’s do it and we started talking about ideas. It was the first collaboration I’ve done and never came close to being finished. She got married and had kids, I got married and had kids and the book was forgotten. But I never forgot the feeling of that creative process and how much I friggen LOVED it. How writing made me feel and the creative outlet it had given me. Fast forward to me being a stay at home mom and wanting SOMETHING for myself. I was reading, and plots were forming so I chatted several times with my old collab/college friend who I’m still friends with and she encouraged me to take the idea seriously. I finally sat my husband down and said I wanted to write a book. He could tell immediately I was serious and basically said, “Okay, well if you’re going to do that you need time to do it. So, we’ll treat it like a night job. During the day you take care of the kids. I’ll come home and take over with the kids and you’ll go upstairs and work.” So that’s what we did and that’s the ONLY way it would have gotten done. God, I love that man. <3
Luna David is a true romantic at heart who was fortunate enough to find and marry her soul mate. Most of the time she considers herself lucky to have been blessed with having twins, but they’re giving her a run for her money. She’s a stay at home mom and an author, so when she’s not begging her little monsters to behave, you’ll most likely find her writing.
She loves anything book, coffee or dark chocolate related and can’t think of a better way to pass the time than to combine all three. She reads romance novels voraciously and while she prefers contemporary romantic suspense with strong Alpha males finding their soul mates, she’s a sucker for any romantic story, regardless of genre.
She created the Custos Securities Series because she loves to write what she loves to read. Her books feature strong dominant males and the men they would die protecting. Toss in some BDSM and kink and you’ve got her Catharsis Novel Series and The Boys Club Series. She loves nothing more than making her readers feel a wide range of emotions with her words. And she hopes you enjoy her stories. Happy Reading!
Author: Kris T Bethke
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: April 14, 2018
Cover Design: Written Ink Designs
Publisher: JMS BooksSummary:
Julian Thomas made the unpopular decision to become Beholden and focus his magic only on scrying. Because of it, he's the best at his job and the top scryer for the Department of Extranormal and Magical Affairs. Which why Investigations Agent Wes Caldwell goes right to Julian for help locating a missing person.
When Wes needs to use his magic to boost Julian's, they find a magical resonance between them that quickly leads to more. Julian doesn't want to move too fast, but Wes knows Julian is it for him. He's fine with waiting, as long as Julian stays close as they work through it.
But then Julian falls ill, and it's clear there's a magical reason. Wes will stop at nothing to find out what's plaguing Julian, and when they realize just how deep the plot goes, they have more questions than answers. Magic is increasing in the world, and no one can figure out why. Julian and Wes have found love, but will it be enough to get them through what's to come?
Kris T. Bethke has been a voracious reader for pretty much her entire life and has been writing stories for nearly as long. An avid and prolific daydreamer, she always has a story in her head. She spends most of her free time reading, writing, or knitting/crocheting her latest project. Her biggest desire is to find a way to accomplish all three tasks at one time. A classic muscle car will always turn her head, and naps on the weekend are one of her greatest guilty pleasures. She lives in a converted attic with a way too fluffy cat and the voices in her head. She’ll tell you she thinks that’s a pretty good deal. Kris believes that love is love, no matter the gender of people involved, and that all love deserves to be celebrated.