Lacey by @meganslayer #romance #contemporary #erotic #pregnancyromance #indie #indiepubbed

Lacey by Megan Slayer

Hard to Resist, #2

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Could the worst day of her life really be the best thing to ever happen to a girl?

Lacey Carmona loves the nightlife. Carefree and happy, she excels in her accounting job at her brother’s club, Club56. One night compromised by lies changes her whole life. Add in an overprotective older brother, and things are bound to get a whole lot worse. She’s not looking for a man, not even the one guy who embodies every one of her fantasies. She helped create the situation, and she’ll work it out—on her own. Too bad Chris Welch is so hard to resist.

Sometimes the best-laid plans need a little tweaking to make them something more irresistible.

EXCERPT: ©Megan Slayer, 2020, All Rights Reserved

“I’m pregnant.” The words tumbled out too fast, and the tears slipped down her cheeks even faster. “Trip will kill me. He told me not to get involved with Tate, and he’s not going to let me live this down.”

“Because of an accident?” Chris stood at his full height, then wrapped both arms around her. “He’s not that much of an ass.”

“Have you met him? He’s so overprotective, it’s crazy.” She wiped her cheeks and gasped. From her head to her toes, she trembled. Nothing cut her deeper than having to talk to her brother.

“I’m pretty overprotective, too.” He tipped her chin, looking her in the eye. “I’ll help you.”

“Why? You’re my friend, sure, but you’ve got a girlfriend. Won’t Missy be upset?”

“Missy is my sister. You saw her here at the club because she wanted to dance and meet people. But mostly so I could keep an eye on her.” He rested his forehead on hers. “I’m not afraid of your brother. He’s big and loud, but he doesn’t scare me.”

“You’re nuts.” He had to be. They knew each other from the club and talked from time to time, but to jump in and help her during her time of need? Come on. “I’ll just tell Trip. What’s the worst he can do? Disown me?” She’d gotten herself into the predicament, she’d get herself out.

“People have called me all sorts of things, but that’s the first time someone called me nuts.” He rubbed her shoulders. “What do you want to do?”

“He’ll kill me. I’m the baby. I’m not allowed to screw up. If I tell him it’s Tate’s… At least he likes you.”

“Whatever you want to tell him, I’ll back you up. How about we’ve been dating for two months and we’ve had a happy accident?”

“You’d do that for me?”

“Lace, I already like you. Maybe this is our chance to see if this friendship we share is meant to be something more.”

“You’re a crazy knight in shining armor.” She threw her arms around his neck and squeezed him tight. Maybe they could be more.

Hotter in Zero by @meganslayer #romance #hot #gay #gayromance #erotic @decadentpub

Hotter in Zero: The Zero, Ohio Collection by Megan Slayer

Decadent Publishing

4 stories – Saving Sam, Mixing Mike, Catching Cary and Redeeming Raygan

M/M, Anal Sex

Zero, Ohio, where the temperatures can get below freezing, but the sex is smoking hot!

One Town. So many lives coming together.

Air traffic controllers, musicians, bartenders and so many more. Zero has them all, and, whether from a second chance, or a first meeting, the men of Zero show trust and love will prevail.

Come to Eight Ball bar, pull up a stool, and spend some time in this chilly town. These characters will warm the heart.

Available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hotter-Zero-Ohio-Megan-Slayer/dp/1613337531/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419259198&sr=8-1&keywords=Hotter+In+Zero

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Believe by @meganslayer #romance #gay #gayromance #erotic #christmas #indiebooks

Believe by Megan Slayer

A Trust novella

Megan Slayer Publishing

Novella

M/M, Anal Sex, BDSM, Shibari, Bondage, Spanking, Toys

Long distance relationships are never easy, especially at Christmas time. But if Raylan and Chase can learn to trust each other and believe in the power of love, they’ll not only get their Christmas wish this year, but for all the Christmases to come!

Raylan believed himself unworthy of love until he met Chase. Chase brought out Raylan’s natural need to control and the power to force submission. But time and distance make having a relationship hard. Can Raylan prove to Chase they have what it takes for love to last through this Christmas and every other Christmas for the rest of their lives?

Chase found the muse for his songs in Raylan. Each time they touch, kiss, make love, music fills his soul. But working odd gigs to make ends meet while Raylan photographs rock and roll royalty isn’t beneficial to Chase’s creativity. Can he convince Raylan they’re better off together than apart?

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EXCERPT:

©Megan Slayer, 2020, All Rights Reserved

Chase folded his arms. The tree wasn’t exactly full or decorated very well. A professional would more than likely faint if they saw the crinkled limbs and snarled needles on the second-hand tree. The sad strand of twinkle lights engulfed the two-foot fake pine. The star caused the tree to bow to the right, and the two ornaments didn’t fit on the miniscule branches. Adding candy canes would probably send it the rest of the way over. He cocked his head.

“Raylan?” Raylan eased up behind him, wrapping his arms around Chase and nudging Chase’s ass with his cock. “It’s cute. Not quite what’s expected and a little lopsided, but who needs stale perfection when originality is so much better? I love it. Besides, our originality could be the next big thing in holiday décor. You never know.”

“I don’t know if I want to share.” Chase rested his head on Raylan’s shoulder. “I’ve missed you.”

“Mmm,” Raylan murmured and licked a path of fire along Chase’s neck. “I couldn’t wait to get home. Christmas isn’t any fun alone.”

Groaning, Chase ground his ass into Raylan’s erection. His loins ached. He needed to feel Raylan’s tenderly tough touch. As punishment? Not in the truest sense. He needed to feel wanted and sexy. He turned around in Raylan’s embrace and worked the row of buttons bisecting Raylan’s dress shirt.

“Let me take care of you.” Chase sank to his knees and stared up at Raylan. “Let me remind you what’s here at home.” Chase folded his hands behind his back, waiting for Raylan’s permission to take the initiative. When he felt the touch of a warm hand on his head, Chase took a deep breath, drawing in Raylan’s scent as he kissed Raylan’s cock through his jeans. The motion felt dirty and out of his element and completely sexy. “Merry Christmas to me,” he groaned and flicked his tongue over the blunt end of Raylan’s prick.

“Oh Chase.” Raylan forked his fingers into Chase’s short hair, tugging the strands. He moaned, and his hips bucked. Almost as soon as the action started, Raylan stopped. “Stop.”

Chase froze. Stop? Huh? He didn’t look up at Raylan, rather he stared at Raylan’s jean-clad cock. A shiver cut right through him. Something…something wasn’t right.

Raylan tugged Chase’s head back gently and forced Chase to look him in the eye. The pregnant pause as Raylan considered Chase took the breath from Chase’s chest. Fire flickered in Raylan’s eyes.

“Naked. Now.”

Perfect Rhythm by @meganslayer #romance #gay #gayromance @changelingpress #comingsoon

Perfect Rhythm by Megan Slayer

Forever Wicked, book 18

Book three in the Perfect Series

From Changeling Press

Art by Karen Fox

Contemporary Paranormal LGBTQ Romance

Magic, Mermen, Paranormal Creatures

Novella

Their perfect rhythm might be possible with a little magic — and the promise of second chances.

The moment the king passed down the curse, Minos knew he wasn’t getting his voice back. He’s caused enough heartache for two lifetimes, but when he sees a handsome man struggling in the lake, his innate desire to protect comes to the surface.

John Leed just wants to be loved. When he comes out to his friends, instead of embracing him, they throw him overboard — into the arms of a merman. Once together, he realizes he’s found the partner he’s always wanted.


Minos is determined to protect this human. Can they forge a relationship or will the secrets in Minos’s past disrupt their perfect rhythm?

Available from Changeling Press: https://www.changelingpress.com/perfect-rhythm-forever-wicked-multi-author-18-b-3146

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Copyright ©2021 Megan Slayer

Minos hated playing the voyeur, but he couldn’t look away. He wanted a group of friends and a place to belong. Those people seemed carefree and happy.

Maybe he could approach them. One of these people could be his destiny. Was he supposed to talk to the humans? He wasn’t sure how without his voice, but he’d been wrong about the magic before.

He listened closer, but didn’t hear the music. His destiny would come with the specific song of his mate. If anyone in the boat could belong to him, then he would hear the unique tune.

Nothing.

The voices filtered to him again, though, and he honed in on the conversation.

“John wants to tell us something,” one of the women said. She flipped her blonde hair over her shoulder. “He says it’s important.”

“Nothing with John is important.” The dark-haired man swatted at one of the women. “He’d have to speak up first, and he’s so shy.”

“And too dramatic.” The blond man laughed. “He can’t say anything too exciting.”

“Now, it might be important,” the other girl said. “My brother wanted that promotion at work. He’s good at his job and would be a great building manager. He’s been shift manager for a long time and proving himself.”

Minos dipped under the water to breathe. He had no idea what a building manager might be and wondered what it looked like. Did that mean the man was in charge of the boxes the humans lived in? Worked in? He surfaced and listened to the humans talk.

“Well, whatever it is, he can get his ass out here any time now,” one of the guys said.

Minos couldn’t follow the conversation, but he enjoyed listening. The humans were so angry and pushy.

A fourth man ventured out to the deck. The other humans were dressed for night swimming and lounging on the boat, but this guy seemed out of place. He wore glasses and kept his inky black hair cut short. Instead of being dressed like the other men in shorts, he wore a button-down shirt and slacks.

Minos stared at him. He liked the way this man looked. He longed to touch him. A faint tune played in his ears. Was it music from the radio? He wasn’t sure.

Our Moment by @meganslayer #gay #gayromance #newrelease #romance @mlrbooks

Our Moment by Megan Slayer

Contemporary LGBTQ Romance

M/M, Anal Sex, Masturbation

Novella

From MLR Books

Cover Art by Kris Jacen

Can the words I love you lead to lasting love? Or a moment in time?
Chase Snyder wasn’t looking for his perfect person when he crossed the commons on the Riordan College campus. When he passed the beautiful man with pink hair and dazzling blue eyes, he followed his instincts…and blurted I love you. He’s never seen the man before and doesn’t know his name. Is it possible to find forever with a man he’s just met?
Jamie McCullough hadn’t expected the sweet man in flannel to say the words I love you, but when he does, Jamie can’t deny the attraction or the inspiration. He wants to photograph the guy and paint him…naked. He’s determined to find the man again. A little cunning, a little cuteness and he’ll not only have his man, but his muse, too.
Their meeting might have only lasted a moment, but the sizzles just might last forever.

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Friday Five with @meganslayer #shortstory #challenge

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Here we go… seminar, mine, law, crisis, address

I had no idea when I was given the address to the seminar on family law that I’d come out with a whole different crisis.

Sounds bizarre, right? Going in with a problem and coming out with a crisis? You haven’t met me.

I went to the seminar to learn how to help my husband get custody of his children. He hasn’t always had a rosy life, but he’s turned things around and since his ex-wife was indicted for tax fraud, he wants custody of the children. But I wanted to help and figured the seminar couldn’t hurt. It’d give us some direction when we went back to the lawyer, right?

That was the idea.

I got there on time and even had my pen and notebook read, but when I set foot in the door I realized the mistake was mine. It wasn’t a seminar on family law. Nope. I’d gone to the comic convention! I went to the wrong address. I checked my information a hundred times and swore I was heading in the right direction.

I was. Then I realized I was in the right place–on the wrong weekend. Boy, I looked foolish walking around the foyer of the convention hall seemingly all normal while everyone else wore costumes.

Serves me right. I should’ve checked the date and location before heading out.

At least I made friends with an actor who plays a lawyer on television. Next time, I’ll check all of my information before leaving the house.

🙂

Out Now! Perfect Rhythm by @meganslayer #gay #gayromance #mermen #pnr #romance @changelingpress

Perfect Rhythm by Megan Slayer

Forever Wicked, book 18

Book three in the Perfect Series

From Changeling Press

Art by Karen Fox

Contemporary Paranormal LGBTQ Romance

Magic, Mermen, Paranormal Creatures

Novella

Their perfect rhythm might be possible with a little magic — and the promise of second chances.

The moment the king passed down the curse, Minos knew he wasn’t getting his voice back. He’s caused enough heartache for two lifetimes, but when he sees a handsome man struggling in the lake, his innate desire to protect comes to the surface.

John Leed just wants to be loved. When he comes out to his friends, instead of embracing him, they throw him overboard — into the arms of a merman. Once together, he realizes he’s found the partner he’s always wanted.


Minos is determined to protect this human. Can they forge a relationship or will the secrets in Minos’s past disrupt their perfect rhythm?

Available from Changeling Press: https://www.changelingpress.com/perfect-rhythm-forever-wicked-multi-author-18-b-3146

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5 Places I’ve visited with @meganslayer #visiting #places #trips

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This post is about 5 places I’ve visited. I had to think about this one and opted to go rather broad. Why not?

I’ve visited Indianapolis. Sadly, I didn’t see the Motor Speedway. I wish I had. There is a general loop around the city and we drove on that before diving in. It’s a big city and I got to see an airplane on final approach, that had I not had it explained later, would’ve sworn the plane wasn’t moving in mid air.

I’ve visited Charlotte. I’ve driven past the Panthers stadium. It was an accident that we did and not the intention of the trip, but we found it. It’s very teal.

I’ve been to Ron Jon Surf Shop. It was while at Disney and at the time, I wasn’t impressed. Everyone made a big deal about it. It was a surf shop. Shrugs. While I was in Florida, we saw Disney and I wandered around much of the magic kingdom on my own because I got left by my group (Weren’t those friends peachy?) and Epcot (my friends stuck around for that part). If you’re super into Disney, then this is the place to go. If you’re meh, then it’s rather expensive. Shrugs. We didn’t get to Universal Studios and I’m not sure it was a thing when I went (it was AGES ago).

I’ve visited Warm Springs Ranch – Home of the Budweiser Clydesdales. It’s in Missouri. I got to see the baby (foal) Clydesdales and even encouraged to pet a few. I have no idea where the photos are of this event, but I remember it quite vividly.

The last one of note is Niagara Falls. If you’ve never been there, the Falls are beautiful. I did the boat ride where you go right up to them (on the Canadian side). I met a rather nosy squirrel that followed me all along the walkway. Then there’s the Burger King. Now, normally, I wouldn’t mention the eateries, but this one has Frankenstein’s monster on top. Just that made it cool. So I’ve seen, there’s a roller coaster with it, but I don’t remember that part. Just the monster on top.

Where have you visited? I’d love to know.

While you’re here, take a trip and visit my mermen in Lake Erie!

Perfect Rhythm by Megan Slayer

Forever Wicked, book 18

Book three in the Perfect Series

From Changeling Press

Art by Karen Fox

Contemporary Paranormal LGBTQ Romance

Magic, Mermen, Paranormal Creatures

Novella

Their perfect rhythm might be possible with a little magic — and the promise of second chances.

The moment the king passed down the curse, Minos knew he wasn’t getting his voice back. He’s caused enough heartache for two lifetimes, but when he sees a handsome man struggling in the lake, his innate desire to protect comes to the surface.

John Leed just wants to be loved. When he comes out to his friends, instead of embracing him, they throw him overboard — into the arms of a merman. Once together, he realizes he’s found the partner he’s always wanted.


Minos is determined to protect this human. Can they forge a relationship or will the secrets in Minos’s past disrupt their perfect rhythm?

Available from Changeling Press: https://www.changelingpress.com/perfect-rhythm-forever-wicked-multi-author-18-b-3146

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Jessica by @meganslayer #romance #pnr #faeries #demons #afterdarkseries #indiepubbed #indiebooks

Jessica by Megan Slayer

Faeries Wear Boots

An After Dark Novella, Book 4

Contemporary, Paranormal Erotic Romance

M/F

An After Dark Novella

Can a faerie running from trouble and a demon full of it make love work?

Jessica’s never been the favorite faerie in the family. She’s rough around the edges and runs with a dangerous crowd. She wants to be loved, but who wants the daughter of the head faerie? She’s got secrets that could be deal breakers. Guys don’t want to date faeries and she’s tired of dead ends. Isn’t there one good man interested in being with a dark faerie?

Although Lane plays a mage on television, it’s just a role. No one cares that he’s a demon—not even Jessica. He senses the darkness within her, but there’s something else. She’s not like the others he’s met before. He wants to save her, even if only from herself. Will she accept the love of a demon, or run away before he has a chance to prove he’s worthy of a faerie?

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EXCERPT:

©Megan Slayer, 2019, All Rights Reserved

“You’re one strange demon.”

“Because I’m not biting your head off? Cursing you? Throwing you into the pits of Hell?” he asked. “Or something else I missed?”

“Because you’re not expecting me to jump into bed with you—yet—and you’re acting human. I still expect you to try to kill me or cast me into Hades, but not here. It’s too public,” she said. “Besides, you don’t know my name.”

“I can be scary if you’d like, but I don’t kill unless I have to and no, I don’t. Mine’s Lane.” He held out his hand. “It’s nice to meet you…?”

“Jessica.” She shook hands with him, then recoiled. “You’re steaming.”

“It’s part of being a demon.” His fingers tingled from her touch. He wanted more. “I promise not to cast you anywhere you don’t want to go.”

“Right.” She turned on her heel and left.

He stared at the vacant space where she’d been and shook his head. His radar was never wrong. The chemistry between them was strong. He knew it. Why didn’t she? When she held the microphone, his cock stood at attention. The sound of her voice made his heart beat faster. Her comments got him rock hard. Then there was her body—curves where a woman should be curvy, tits big enough for his hands and that ass… Christ, he wanted to gaze into her dark eyes and hold her. She captivated him like no other.

“You didn’t work on her hard enough,” Caroline snapped.

“You blew it,” Elaine added. “We’ll be stuck like this forever.”

“I’ve been a demon for a hundred years, girls. You’re lucky.” Lane tossed the publicity photos onto the table and folded his arms. He debated his choices. He could stalk the faerie, but that would be too weird. She’d said she worked at a bar. What if he showed up at the establishment? He could say he’d heard about the place and needed to see it for himself.

He’d rather she’d call him because he wanted to hear her voice again. Given the chance, he’d love to hold her. He’d strip her down and taste every inch of her body.

Power surged within him. Maybe she couldn’t save his soul, but she’d brought his dormant soul back to life and he wasn’t ready to quit. Was it possible he’d found his soulmate?

Tying One On by @WendiZwaduk #romance #threesome #farmers #secondchances @totally_bound

Tying One On by Wendi Zwaduk

Contemporary Romance

Totally Bound

Ménage, M/F/M, Anal Sex, Threesome

Novella



She’s the mistake they can’t live without.

Steve Reynolds and Ronan Boyd are happy in their relationship. They own and operate the Circle B Ranch and are very much in love. Both men dated the same woman before they began their own love story. She’s their best friend. But there’s something missing. Would the woman from their past want to be their third?

Trista Connolly knows her place with Steve and Ronan—she’s their friend. She wants to move on with her life after breaking up with her current boyfriend. But she’s still in love with Steve and Ronan. Tylerville isn’t a big city and everyone knows everyone else’s business. She keeps her horse safe at their ranch, but can she keep her heart protected as well?

Things are about to heat up and fast—times three!

Reader Advisory: This book contains voyeurism, anal sex and M/M contact. 

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EXCERPT: 

©Wendi Zwaduk, 2014

“What’s wrong, Tris?” Steve steered his horse, Lowell, closer to hers. “You’re never this quiet.”

“Nothing.” She didn’t feel like talking about Chad. She brought Melody to a stop and finally looked up. The breath wrenched from her chest.

Twinkle lights with oversized glass around the bulbs dangled from the trees. A red and white checked table cloth had been stretched out across the picnic table. A vase of white roses decorated the table.

“What’s this?” She slid out of the saddle. Trista grabbed the apple and offered it to Melody, who munched happily. “Good girl,” she murmured and patted the animal. “Good girl.”

She draped the reins around the hitching post. The guys had made sure there was plenty of fresh water in the trough for all three horses. They’d planned something—just like she’d figured.

“You’re throwing a surprise wedding?” She stared up at Ronan and Steve, who were still on their horses. The idea of serving as their maid of honor pleased her. She loved them both but she didn’t know if she could handle the emotional onslaught of a wedding. Not now.

“I believe this is called a picnic.” Ronan dismounted his horse. “It’s been a rough week. We heard about Chad.”

“And we thought you’d like a break.” Steve dismounted. He tied both his horse and Ronan’s to the hitching post. “We’re doing something nice for you.”

She winced. They knew about Chad. Great. She wrapped her arms around her body. “I see.”

“You don’t believe us.” Steve grinned. “You’d be right to suspect us. Ronan and I have a track record.”

Ronan strode past them and stopped at the picnic table. “Sit. We wanted to talk to you.”

Ah, there was the truth. They wanted to have a discussion. Normally she cherished their banter, but something about the scene was a little too romantic for her taste. The whole scene seemed like a set-up for something else.

“I’m here. Let’s talk.” She twined her fingers and allowed Steve to lead her to the table. “I don’t suppose you’re going to waste any of this romantic moment on me?”

“Actually,” Ronan said, “we want to make you our third.”