Friday Reads | Line of Sight

This week I’ve picked up Line of Sight by Jenn Burke. It’s another story from the Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s Don’t Read in the Closet event, this time from 2015’s Love is an Open Road Anthology.

I haven’t read anything by Jenn Burke before but I liked this short little Sci-Fi tale. Cal has been stranded on Earth for a year, he’s in love with the man who took him in when he first arrived, but while he still was waiting to be rescued he doesn’t want to start anything. Ryan lost his husband in a car accident and is hesitant to start a relationship. But things happen, Cal’s past is coming back to disrupt Cal and Ryan’s lives, and they find themselves fighting for survival.

This is a quick-paced short story with a little of everything – love, action, aliens, you almost died!!!, and more. Be sure to check it out. You find it for free here.

Book Cover Line of Sight by Jenn BurkeBetrayed by his alien partner, it takes intergalactic cop Cailad kar Natoth a full year to accept that he’s stranded on Earth. Rescue just isn’t going to happen. He’s now Cal Smith, a bartender of all things— but the situation could be worse.
Out from under the pressure of regulations, he has a chance to explore the emotions he’s always kept tightly controlled. Ryan Cameron, the man who offered him shelter and a job when he needed it most, once held up the chance to be more than friends— and now that Cal’s sure he’s staying, it’s time to take him up on it. Maybe they can see if the lust and desire ricocheting between them is the start of something more.
But Ryan’s lingering grief over the death of his husband five years before— and an unexpected visitor— might steal their future before they have a chance to build it together.

Friday Reads | Just Like in the Movies

A last minute Friday Reads post! I’d decided to skip writing anything today, I’ve picked mushrooms for nine hours, and it’s been a crazy week so I hadn’t even started reading anything. But, I sank down on the sofa, had my youngest empty a flower pot over me so I got to vacuum a little, then I searched the Amazon short fiction lists.  I’m a bit crazy when it comes to lists, and on my to-do list it says Friday Reads post, leaving it there unchecked makes me break out in hives, so here we go…

Today I’ve read Just Like in the Movies by Clare London. It’s a short read, will only take you a few minutes, and it’s free so you have nothing to lose. Baily is a negotiator so sometimes situations can turn a bit tricky. He figures if he ever gets shot it’ll be just like in the movies…it isn’t, not quite.

I enjoyed this story, it has a few smiles in it, and it’s short and easy to read – perfect for when you’re exhausted. I was rather surprised, the cover made me think it’d be silly YA story and I’m never good at reading blurbs, but it was a pleasant surprise for me.

Book Cover Just Like in the Moviesby Clare LondonAll Bailey wants is to be a good negotiator, and to impress his boss and teacher, the legendary Drew Fletcher. He admires Fletcher for his skills in the field, but that doesn’t stop him admiring the man for other, more romantic reasons as well. In a tense hostage situation, it’s pretty unlikely Bailey’s usual, rash behaviour will cover him in glory, but in his dreams, it’s all going to happen just like in the movies.

When he finally acts to protect his boss, it doesn’t go the way he hopes — or does it? Will Bailey get to play the hero and get the guy of his dreams?

The Big Gay Fiction Giveaway

I’m sure many of you have seen posts about the Big Gay Fiction Giveaway in your feed on various social media, but if you haven’t you have two more days to pick up some summer reading for free.

All you have to do is go to The Big Gay Fiction Giveaway and click on the cover of the book you want to read. You’ll then be magically transported to Instafreebie where you fill out the form, sign up for the authors’ email list, and then you’ll get a copy of the book in your inbox in your preferred format. Easy peasy!

I have Once in a Snowstorm in the giveaway, a tropy M/M romance about a grumpy lumberjack and a city guy getting stuck in a snowstorm.

If you don’t like lumberjacks I’m sure you can find something else among the 80+ stories that are offered.

Don’t miss out!

Looking to discover great new voices in MM fiction? Then the Big Gay Fiction Giveaway is for you! A selection of the finest gay and bisexual historical fiction, literary fiction, new adult fiction, science fiction and fantasy, as well as traditional and paranormal romance, all free for a limited time. Enjoy full novels, short stories, and chapters.