Friday, May 26, 2017

#ExclusiveArticle Joe Cosentino's "Drama Luau," Book Four in the Nicky and Noah Mystery Series is Out!


Join me in welcoming Joe Cosentino back to my blog with an exclusive interview and his newest novel, Drama Luau, Book 4 in the Nicky and Noah Mystery Series!
Drama Luau is available now at

Exclusive Article

WRITING AND LAUGHING

The release of Drama Luau, the fourth Nicky and Noah mystery
by Joe Cosentino
They say laughter is the best medicine. When fans tell me they laugh out loud when reading my Nicky and Noah mystery novels, I very gratefully thank them. What they don’t know (well they do now) is that I do the same when writing them! My spouse has grown accustomed to hearing hysterical laughter from my study, peeking in and finding me in uproarious laughter with tears streaming down my face. So, thanks to my main character, Nicky Abbondanza, whispering those wild and wacky lines in my ear, we’ll all be happy and healthy. Well, with the new healthcare laws coming, maybe not. But at least we’ll all be laughing.
I was recently at the Rainbow Book Fair in New York City, where I got to meet a number of Nicky and Noah fans. They quoted their favorite lines from the books, and before I knew it, we were all wiping away the tears of laughter. For those of you who haven’t read the first three novels in the Nicky and Noah mystery series (and you should!), it is a gay cozy mystery comedy series, meaning the setting is warm and cozy, the clues and murders (and laughs) come fast and furious, and there are enough plot twists and turns and a surprise ending to keep the pages turning. At the center is a touching gay romance between Associate Professor of Directing Nicky Abbondanza and Assistant Professor of Acting Noah Oliver. As Nicky and Noah fall in love, I’ve heard the readers fall in love with them too. And throughout, Nicky spouts out one-liners quicker than a priest heading to an altar boy convention.
In Drama Queen (Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite LGBT Mystery, Humorous, and Contemporary Novel of 2015) college theatre professors are dropping like stage curtains at Treemeadow College, and amateur sleuths/college theatre professors Nicky and Noah use their theatre skills, including impersonating other people, to figure out whodunit. Reviewers called Drama Queen hysterically funny farce, Murder She Wrote meets Hart to Hart meets The Hardy Boys, and a captivating whodunit. Who am I to argue? One reviewer wrote Drama Queen was the funniest books she’d ever read!
In Drama Muscle (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention 2016) Nicky and Noah don their gay Holmes and Watson personas again to find out why bodybuilding students and professors at Treemeadow are dropping faster than barbells. Also, Nicky and Noah’s relationship reaches a milestone by the end of the novel.
In Drama Cruise it is summer on a ten-day cruise from San Francisco to Alaska and back (which my spouse and I also did). Nicky and Noah must figure out why college theatre professors are dropping like life rafts as Nicky directs a murder mystery dinner theatre show onboard ship starring Noah and other college theatre professors from across the US. Complicating matters are their both sets of wacky parents who want to embark on all the activities on and off the boat with the handsome couple.
Now in Drama Luau, Nicky is directing the luau show at the Maui Mist Resort and he and Noah need to figure out why muscular Hawaiian hula dancers are dropping like grass skirts. Their department head and his husband, Martin and Ruben, are along for the bumpy tropical ride. In addition to the sexy hula dancers, we meet a handsome Hawaiian detective, a Bloody Mary type housekeeper, a cigar chomping hotel manager, the hotel owner and his senator wife who give new meaning to the term family values, and a cute young waiter who wants to be a hula dancer more than an anti-gay politician wants a dark backroom in a gay bar. It was great including all the fun things my spouse and I did on our trip to gorgeous Maui into this fast-paced, humorous, spine-tingling mystery with a very shocking ending. Nicky and Noah have the time of their lives solving this one. They also find their relationship in for quite a change.
And watch for Drama Detective, book five, releasing in six months! Drama Fraternity and Drama Castle will follow. Also, check out my web site at: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com for the latest on my In My Heart series (Dreamspinner Press), Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories (Dreamspinner Press), The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press), Cozzi Cove beach series (NineStar Press), and Jana Lane mysteries (The Wild Rose Press).
It is my joy and pleasure to share these stories with you. So grab your plate at the buffet table, and take your front row seat for the luau show. The grass curtain is going up on Drama Luau! See you in Maui!
About Drama Luau

Theatre professors and spouses, Nicky Abbondanza and Noah Oliver, are on their honeymoon at a Hawaiian resort, where musclemen in grass skirts are keeling over like waterfalls. Things erupt faster than a volcano when Nicky and Noah, along with their best friends Martin and Ruben, try to stage a luau show. Nicky and Noah will need to use their drama skills to figure out who is bringing the grass curtain down on male hula dancers—before things go coconuts for the handsome couple. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining fourth novel in this delightful series. Curtain up and aloha!

Joe Cosentino has a unique and fabulous gift. His writing is flawless, and his use of farce, along with his convoluted plot-lines, will have you guessing until the very last page, which makes his books a joy to read. His books are worth their weight in gold, and if you haven't discovered them yet you are in for a rare treat. DRAMA LUAU joins his other books on my 5-star reread shelf. It may actually be my favourite one yet! Highly recommended.Divine Magazine

Drama Luau is available now at

About Joe

Bestselling author Joe Cosentino was voted Favorite Mystery, Humorous, and Contemporary Author of 2015 by the readers of Divine Magazine for Drama Queen. He also wrote the other novels in the Nicky and Noah mystery series: Drama Muscle (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention) and Drama Cruise (Lethe Press), Drama Luau; In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), A Home for the Holidays, The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press); Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (TBR Pile Book of the Month/Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings Cozzi Cove series (NineStar Press); Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll, Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press) Jana Lane mysteries; and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. Joe was voted 2nd Place for Best MM Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015! Coming next: Drama Detective, the fifth Nicky and Noah mystery.

Find Joe on his Website, Facebook, Twitter @JoeCosen, Goodreads,
and on his Amazon Author Page!

Friday, May 5, 2017

#ReleaseDay! Troubled Spirits by Sandy Wolters is out!

Happy Release Day to Sandy Wolters! Join me in welcoming her to my blog for the release of her steamy paranormal romance, Troubled Spirits, book one in the Spirit Voices Series!

Troubled Spirits is now available at The Wild Rose Press,
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes/iBooks, and Kobo!

About Troubled Spirits

Jody has been a conduit for ghosts her entire life. Not only do they come to her for help, but at times she experiences what they feel when they die. This gift or curse comes at a high personal cost—especially when a child is involved. There’s not a man alive who is willing to compete with troubled spirits.

Jared, a wealthy and determined high-powered P.I., has lived without love his entire life. In business if he wants something, he goes after it with a vengeance and is usually not denied. His life experiences have taught him that believing and trusting in others is a dead end street.

But on one magical night Jared meets Jody, and they soon find themselves on the brink of falling in love. But will the spirits surrounding Jody relinquish their hold on her in order for Jared to stake his claim or will their love disappear in an ethereal puff of smoke.

Troubled Spirits is now available at The Wild Rose Press,
AmazonBarnes & NobleiTunes/iBooks, and Kobo!

About Sandy Wolters

I’ve been an avid reader for years. To my husband’s dismay, I have bookshelves full of books, rooms full of books, boxes full of books. My cars have books in them. I just can’t seem to get rid of them after I read them. You just never know when you will want to read it again, right? When my husband bought me a Kindle, it cut down on our need for storage, but it opened me up to books that I might never have experienced otherwise. 

The biggest transition in my relationship with books occurred, however, when I, much to my surprise, became an author. I had started having dreams about people I didn’t know. I started looking forward to my dreams every night. Then I realized that I was daydreaming about these people as well. I'd just be sitting there, and these people and their antics would pop into my mind. Finally, I gave in and began writing their story down, something I had never dreamed of doing. 

My books invariably feature strong women. My husband, Michael, and I have raised two strong daughters, Pilar and Shandelle, and they inspire the characters in my stories. 

I’ve had fun with all the books I’ve written. I think the fact that I insert real events into my books, things that have actually happened in my family’s lives, is like having a private joke. 

Although I write romance novels, they always contain a paranormal twist. I imagine my future writings will always contain romance with strong women and men of character, influenced by events that reach beyond what we consider normal, and perhaps seasoned with a little touch of whimsy.

Find Sandy on her blog, Twitter @SandyWolters, and Facebook!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

#AuthorInterview Welcome to the Blog Tour for Joe Cosentino's "New Beginnings," Book 4 in the Cozzi Cove Series!


Join me in welcoming Joe Cosentino back to my blog with an exclusive interview and his newest novel, New Beginnings, Book 4 in the Cozzi Cove Series!

New Beginnings is available now at
NineStar Press,

Exclusive Interview

Welcome back, Joe! You are one prolific author, having written sixteen books in two years, while being a college theatre professor/department head!

Joe: My mother said to me recently, “What a shame you never made anything of yourself, unlike your sister, the accountant.” I wonder if Jesus’ mother said that to him.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Order of the Black Knights Collection from Dreamspinner Press!

http://lovebytesreviews.com/2017/02/17/guest-post-aisling-mancy-and-the-order-of-the-black-knights-series-from-dreamspinner-press/

I'm over at Love Bytes Reviews today talking about the Order of the Black Knights Collection!
I'll be writing for this collection in 2017!
Check it out!
And don't forget to check out the Order of the Black Knights website!

Monday, February 13, 2017

#Giveaway #NewRelease Asta Idonea's "Wish You Were Here" is Out from Dreamspinner Press!

Join me in welcoming Asta Idonea to my blog today with her newest novella, Wish You Were Here! And Don't forget to scroll down and enter to win an e-copy of her MM Sci-Fi novella, Fire Up My Heart!
Wish You Were Here is available now from
Dreamspinner Press,


Release Date: 8 February 2017
Genre: Novella/Contemporary/Paranormal
Heat Rating: 1

About Wish You Were Here

The death of Oakley’s sister has left his family broken and buried beneath their grief. In an attempt to get out from underneath their pain, they rent an isolated cottage in the Cotswolds. For Oakley, it’s an exercise in futility. He doesn’t see much hope for things to get back to the way they used to be, and he’s bored and restless as he waits out the time until he can return to the city and university. All of that changes when he meets local boy Bobby, and the connection between them is instant. Within a few days, Oakley is ready to walk away from everything to stay with Bobby. However, Bobby has problems of his own, and they might be more than the budding romance can survive. But they might also give Oakley a new perspective on his own situation.

Wish You Were Here is available now from
Dreamspinner Press,

Friday, February 10, 2017

Evelise Archer's "Jaeger," Book 4 in the Order of the Black Knights Series, is out from Dreamspinner Press!

Join me in welcoming Evelise Archer to my blog with her newest novel, Jaeger, in the Order of the Black Knights Series! This is particularly exciting for me as I'll be writing for this series in 2017.

Jaeger is now available at Dreamspinner Press,
About Jaeger

US Marshal Jaeger Tripp is assigned to the Federal Witness Protection Program. The hurt and destruction he’s seen—along with protecting criminals who are only cooperating with the authorities to keep themselves out of jail—have left him with a bleak and jaded view of both life and people. His current assignment is Wren O’Riley, a computer wizard who witnessed a high-profile cartel hit.

 To Jaeger, Wren is the same as any other job. He must protect him long enough to get him to testify at trial, and his personal feelings have no place in his work and must be set aside. But that’s easier said than done. On the run and fighting for their lives, Jaeger and Wren can’t help but grow closer. And Jaeger can’t help seeing beyond Wren’s nerdy exterior to a man who might be just what Jaeger needs to settle his soul and capture his heart—if they survive long enough to get that chance.

Jaeger is now available at Dreamspinner Press,

Monday, February 6, 2017

Joe Cosentino's "Stepping Out," Book Three in the Cozzi Cove Series is Out!

Join me in welcoming Joe Cosentino to my blog with his newest novel, Stepping Out, Book 3 in the Cozzi Cove Series!

Stepping Out is available now at
NineStar Press,

About Stepping Out

It’s time for another summer of sun, sand, suntan lotion, sandals, and Speedos on Cozzi Cove at the New Jersey Shore. Cal Cozzi’s seven bungalows are once again open for love. This summer, sexy Cal welcomes back his brother and sister, who are confronted with people from their pasts. Connor, the maid packed with muscle and mayhem, becomes the subject of a handsome young psychologist’s study on human sexuality. Tommy, the strapping, bald and tattooed local bartender, is captivated with guest Cory Magnum, a police officer with a secret. Another guest, Bill, a disbelieving pastor, is inspired by a vision of two sexy male angels on the cove. And Cal and Michael reach a plateau in their relationship. What secrets, humor, tragedies, mysteries, and passions lie waiting to unfold in this magical place called Cozzi Cove?

Stepping Out is available now at
NineStar Press,

Friday, January 20, 2017

#NewRelease #Giveaway! #Excerpt Max Vos's P.O.W. is out!


Welcome to the Blog Tour kickoff for Max Vos's newest novel, P.O.W.! Max gives us a triple whammy today with a new book, an excerpt, and a seriously awesome giveaway!

Max is known for the inappropriate because he unabashedly tackles the inappropriate... he's unafraid and unhindered... and writes about tough subjects. Max's new book focuses on falling in love during wartime and it's out today! Check it out! And don't forget to scroll down and enter the awesome giveaway!

Grand prize:  $20 Dollar Amazon Gift Card & an eCopy of P.O.W.!
Second prize: eCopies of The Memories Series (5 Books)!
Third prize: eCopies of any TWO books from Max's back list!

P.O.W. is now available at Amazon,

Thursday, January 19, 2017

#CoverReveal! #Giveaway! "Saving the Wolf," Book 3 in the Norcal Shifters Series by Annalise Nixon! 99¢ for a Limited Time!

Join me in welcoming Annalise Nixon to my blog with her newest installment of the Norcal Shifters Series, Saving the Wolf! Check out the awesome cover! It's up for pre-order for 99¢ on Amazon for a limited time! Go get your copy now! Releases January 26th! Genres: M/F Romance, Paranormal, Shifters. These novels can be read as stand-alone books! And don't forget to scroll down to enter the giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

PRE-ORDER Saving the Wolf NOW 
for a limited time for 99¢ on Amazon!

About Saving the Wolf

Passion. Ferocity. Respect.

Shane, second in command of the Norcal pack, left home with a mission—to find and rescue his pack mate’s sister. One problem… how does a wolf rescue a woman who doesn’t need saving?

Forced to travel from the foothills of Colorado to Northern California with his intended target, while in his wolf form, Shane’s respect and attraction for the woman grows.

After escaping from a pack of shifters who viewed Rose and the other women as little more than walking wombs, she has one focus—finding and freeing her sister and best friend. The last thing she needs is a distraction of the male variety. So, of course, a tall, sexy drink of water appeared. One sip can’t hurt, right?

While Rose balances duty and desire, Shane, a man of few words, must convince Rose that she is his mate… for life.

If you enjoy brave and stubborn women and sexy, determined alpha males, then download Saving the Wolf today! Book 3 can be read as a stand-alone novel!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

#CoverReveal STOKING THE FLAMES ANTHOLOGY is now available for #Preorder! 13 Tales of Dragons, Destiny & Desire!



Surrender to the Desire…
Embrace your Destiny…
Soar with the Dragons…
Stoke the flames that 13 of your favorite NY Times, USA Today & International Bestselling authors have ignited with their fiery tales of the scorching passion that erupts when a dragon is united with their soul-mate.

COMING MARCH 28, 2017