Loving Luki Vasquez—release party!

June 20, 2011

Loving Luki Vasquez Cover

Hi everybody and welcome to the party!

My name is Lou Sylvre, and Loving Luki Vasquez is my first book with Dreamspinner Press. It’s M/M romance, contemporary with a bit of an edge. (This is also my first virtual release party, but I’m already having fun.) Before I go any further, I want you to know a little bit about the novel. Read on—here’s the blurb from the Dreamspinner Press website.

“Reclusive weaver Sonny Bly James controls every color and shape in his tapestries, but he can’t control the pattern of his life—a random encounter with Luki Vasquez, ex-ATF agent and all-around badass, makes that perfectly clear. The mutual attraction is immediate, but love-shy Sonny has retreated from life, and Luki wears his visible and not-so-visible scars like armor. Neither can bare his soul with ease. While they run from desire, they can’t hide from the evil that hunts them. After it becomes clear that a violent stalker has targeted Sonny, Luki’s protective instincts won’t let him run far, especially when Sonny’s family is targeted as well. Whether they can forgive or forget, Sonny and Luki will have to call a truce and work together to save Sonny’s nephew and fight an enemy intent on making sure loving Luki Vasquez is the last mistake Sonny will ever make.”

In a little while, I’ll post an excerpt, but right now, I’d like to get the party started with a contest. It’s easy to participate—just comment under the next post.

Starting right now, if you have questions or thoughts about Loving Luki Vasquez or about me, my writing, whatever—I’m anxious to hear from you. Comment here after any post, and let’s talk. (If you’re at the Dreamspinner facebook page, you may have to come here to the blog to comment.)
Now, for that contest…

Running from the Past by Lisa Worrall

June 15, 2011

Running from the Past by Lisa Worrall

Deputy Sheriff Ford Mitchell has made what might be the biggest arrest in the history of Eagle River, Alaska. Noah Beckett is wanted on four outstanding warrants for drug charges and one for questioning in the murder of a prostitute. All Ford has to do is deliver his prisoner to the DEA in Miami and he can wash his hands of him – a task that would be a whole lot easier if Noah wasn’t also the man Ford loves.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short story

Hot Head by Damon Suede

June 15, 2011

Will Griff and Dante’s relationship survive a foray into online porn? Hot Head (m/m) by Damon Suede, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…

Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man, and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish.

Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do… until a nearly bankrupt Dante proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay porn website where uniformed hunks get down and dirty. And Dante wants them to appear there—together. Griff may have to guard his heart and live out his darkest fantasies on camera. Can he rescue the man he loves without wrecking their careers, their families, or their friendship?

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

Earth and Sky by Zahra Owens

June 10, 2011

Can Hunter let go of the past and believe in a present and future with Grant? Earth and Sky (m/m) by Zahra Owens, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Hunter Krause knows better than anyone that running a ranch is hard work. Wranglers are hard to find, and even with Hunter’s foreman and entire extended family on hand, the busy ranch is constantly short-handed. So when horses go missing, Hunter’s brother-in-law hires a man Hunter would never have considered: Grant Jarreau, a man Hunter can’t forgive for leaving Hunter’s best friend Gable after an incapacitating accident.

Grant quickly fits in, befriending Hunter’s sister and making himself invaluable. Despite Hunter’s misgivings, he can’t quite control his body’s reactions to Grant, and he isn’t sure what to do about it. Then Grant saves Hunter’s young nephew from drowning and one thankful kiss opens doors Hunter never knew existed.

While Hunter and Grant tentatively move toward a relationship, the family’s in an uproar, the ranch is struggling, they can’t figure out what happened to the horses, and to top it all off, Grant is hiding something. Can Hunter learn to trust Grant, or will the turmoil already tearing up his family claim another victim?

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Genre: Western, contemporary
Length: Novel

Rite of Passage by Bryl R. Tyne

June 8, 2011

Can Pat win John’s trust or will the secrets he’s keeping drive them apart? Rite of Passage (m/m) by Bryl R. Tyne, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Forty-one-year-old John Ashley Price was a Western writing superstar until his accountant stole his heart—and everything else he owned. Now, unable to write and suffering from debilitating panic attacks, all he wants is to start over someplace where dropping off the radar is the norm. Someplace he won’t meet anyone. A place where writing should come easy. Hence his relocation to Divide, Colorado.

Of course, John didn’t count on Pat Smith—or Pat’s determination and raw sex appeal. Pat has his sights set on winning John’s heart as well as his trust, and he’s making serious headway… until John learns the truth. Just how does Pat know so much about him?

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Genre: Western, contemporary
Length: Novella

Positive Resistance by Andrew Grey

June 8, 2011

Will Stephen’s unexpected relationship with Lane help him rebuild his relationship with his family? Positive Resistance (m/m) by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Blobby Bobby and Lane the Pain. A thousand years ago, Lane spent his time in high school tormenting Robert Stephen Phillips to the point of tears. Stephen thought he’d left all of that behind, including his extra weight and his horrid nickname, when he came out to his parents. But now Stephen’s been transferred back to his hometown and will once again have to face his disapproving parents and childhood nemesis.

Imagine Stephen’s surprise when Lane turns out to have changed from school bully to persistent, attentive suitor. If Lane the Pain can hear Stephen’s most painful of intimate details and still want to pursue a relationship, is it possible that Stephen can reconnect with the family that turned on him years ago?

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Where He Ends and I Begin by Cardeno C.

June 6, 2011

Can Jake convince Nate they belong together after all? Where He Ends and I Begin (m/m) by Cardeno C., available from Dreamspinner Press.

Jake Owens, aggressive, physical, blunt and brave, is a football hero turned city cop. Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever, is thoughtful, quiet, and kind, a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and that Jake is the love of his life—and loyal, courageous, straight Jake has never had a clue.

But Jake has been nursing his own case of the unrequiteds, and he’s never been as straight as Nate assumes. Nate may think their passionate explosion is a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long, but Jake is bound and determined to prove to him otherwise. For Jake, the question isn’t how they ended up in bed together… it’s how can he convince Nate that he wants and needs to stay there.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

Badges by John Simpson

June 6, 2011

Badges by John Simpson

Enter the world of men who wear badges and uniforms, everyday heroes who go home every night and dream the same dreams as every other man. They yearn for someone to love, someone to share their beds, a lover, or maybe even a partner for life. Follow these men in a collection of stories about what can happen when sparks fly between perfect strangers and old friends. Fraternization has never been so hot.

Stories included: The Last Place
Medic One
Officers in Need
Peach Fuzz and Whiskers
Military Service
Uniform Hardness
Borders of Love
The SAC
Age Is But a Number
Marshal Service Secrets

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Anthology

Excerpt #2 From Lorcan’s Desire

May 30, 2011

“GODDAMN sons of bitches! If one more of you nasty beasts breaks through this fence, I swear I will be holding a beef sale like this county has never seen.”
Quinn angrily tossed his tools back in his saddlebag and mounted Jeb. He was getting too old and too damn tired to be having to tend to an entire ranch practically single-handedly. Two months ago, that bastard Henderson had started rumors about Quinn‟s sexuality and offered his hands nearly twice what Quinn could afford to pay them. Since then, he‟d lost everyone who‟d worked for him except Ole John and his partner Conner. They‟d been with the ranch when his daddy had owned it, and since they had never hidden their preferences, he was sure Henderson had used them as his next attempt to shut him down.
The bitch of the thing was that no one had ever suspected him before. He‟d always been very discreet the few times he‟d gone over to Jackson to scratch his itch. Hell, he‟d only gone three times in the five years since his daddy had passed and left him the ranch. The only damn grudge Mr. Henderson could have against him was the fact that he‟d refused to sell him his daddy‟s land. The old fart had spent the last five years trying to run him into the ground and make him go

belly-up. It was now like an ugly obsession for them both, Henderson doing everything in his power to ensure Quinn lost the ranch and Quinn, in turn, doing everything in his power to prove the evil fuck wrong.
He couldn‟t begrudge his hands for going where the money was. Before they left, most of them made sure to let him know that they either didn‟t believe the rumors or didn‟t care, that it was purely for financial reasons. He couldn‟t blame them for wanting the extra cash flow. Still, no matter the reason, he was stuck trying to do the work of ten men and wasn‟t sure how much longer he could keep it up. Sighing, he reined Jeb around back toward the barn. No sense worrying on things he couldn‟t control. He had stalls to muck and critters to feed, and hopefully, when he was done, Conner would have him a nice spread on his dinner table.
When he reached the corral, Quinn swung down from Jeb, grabbed the reins, and led the horse to the barn for a much-needed grooming and some sweet feed. Jeb was a damn fine horse and hadn‟t let him down, no matter how much he‟d been demanding from the stallion lately. He‟d just cleared the side of the barn when the sight before him stopped him dead in his tracks.
Leaning back against the fence by the old water pump was either the most beautiful man he‟d ever seen or one hell of a big woman. The vision before him had fine, delicate features, a thin nose, and high cheekbones. Dark brows and thick lashes lay against golden, sun-kissed skin. Though the eyes were closed, Quinn was sure they‟d be as dark and stunning as the long chestnut hair that hung, braided, down the entire length of back to a firm, denim-clad ass. Quinn‟s dick twitched as a pink tongue darted out to lick full, lush lips. Jesus, he needed to get laid if just the quick flick of a tongue was enough to make his dick stand up and say hello. Maybe a little trip down to Jackson was in his near future.
Quinn took a step forward and cleared his throat before yelling out, “Something I can help you with?”
The man jerked his head up and straightened himself to his full height, nearly stumbling. He was definitely male. The sun glinted off

slight stubble on a narrow chin as he turned his head towards Quinn. If that wasn‟t enough to convince him, then the fact that Quinn instantly knew the man dressed to the right was a dead giveaway.
“Jesus, sir, you just took a year off my life.”
Quinn‟s blood rushed south at the sound of the deep, velvet-smooth voice. Oh, yeah, definitely time to head to Jackson.

A chance to win a copy of Lorcan’s Desire

May 30, 2011

Let’s Play Dirty Minds

I thought this was a fitting game since Lorcan hates when people make assumptions. So here are three riddles that you assume are dirty but the correct answer isn’t naughty so beware. Answer one or all three for a chance to win a ebook copy of Lorcan’s Desire. I’ll pick one winner from, not necessarily the correct answer, but the most creative J Good Luck and Have fun with your answers!!! Try guessing from the first clue before reading the next, there are three clues to each riddle.!!

Check out a blurb and Excerpt HERE

I often get laid in an alley.


I often end up in the middle of your split.


When you slip your finger inside me, I’m ready to go.

I have fuzzy balls.


Someone’s going to be beaten.


You start off with love, but that doesn’t last.

I’m long, hard, and powered by batteries.


I give off a steady stream.


People grope for me in the dark.