Saving His Roar by @meganslayer #gayromance #PNR #shifters #gay #romance #erotic #contemporary #sanctuary

Saving His Roar by Megan Slayer Saving His Roar

A Sanctuary Story

Book 9

M/M, Anal Sex

Paranormal, Contemporary

From Resplendence Publishing

Ryan ‘Blaze’ Burden knew his life wasn’t perfect. He’s a stripper at Stiff and a shifter, but he can’t tell anyone about his special ability. The popularity of shifters hasn’t come to Stiff or the town of Sugar Ridge, for that matter. Being a shifter is still frowned upon. Ryan knows he doesn’t fit in, but he does have one bright spot in his life—the mystery man who comes to the club and requests Ryan for private dances. The electricity between them is palpable, but if Ryan makes a move, will the hottie reciprocate?

 

Delaney Sullivan doesn’t come to Stiff for the ambiance. He’s there for one dancer—Blaze. He senses the shifter within the handsome young man. But Delaney works for the enemy—he’s the campaign manager for the mayor of Sugar Ridge. He doesn’t share the mayor’s desire to outlaw shifters because he’s a panther shifter. Can he get Blaze out of the club? To trust him? Or maybe even to love him?

 

These opposites certainly attract, but can they find the mutual trust to have a future together?

 

Available now from Resplendence Publishing

 

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EXCERPT ©2017 Megan Slayer, All Rights Reserved

“You want me.”

“Yes, I do.” He needed to get through to Blaze. Not everyone wanted to use him. “I’d rather you didn’t dance for me.”

“Christ.” Blaze left Delaney’s lap. “I knew it. You’re trying to get me to quit.”

Shit. Yes, he wanted Blaze out of the business, but it wasn’t because he wanted to save all of the strippers.

“I’m not quitting. I make good money here, and I can keep on the down low. No taxes. Yeah, fuck you.” Blaze growled. “I can’t get my paperwork. I’m not allowed because I can’t document where I came from.”

“Why?” Every shifter had been given the right to gain a driver’s license, a job and a passport. Where Blaze had come from wasn’t an issue.

“No. I’m not doing it. I can’t. Look, tell management, but I can’t do this. I’ll take the hit.” Blaze shook his head again. “I can’t.”

Delaney took money from his pocket. He’d tucked a note between the bills, wanting Blaze to see it later. He pushed the cash into Blaze’s hand. “You’re a good man.”

He should say more but didn’t know what to do. He left his chair and ducked out of the private room. Embarrassment washed over him as he walked out of the club. Being there was dangerous. If someone recognized the head of the mayor’s campaign at a strip club, Delaney would lose his job. He made his way through the private exit and disappeared through the tunnel to the parking garage.

His panther craved Blaze. The big cat sensed Blaze’s confusion. Yes, the cash was good, but something about Blaze screamed that the shifter wanted to be a decent man. Delaney sighed and climbed behind the wheel of his car. Hopefully, Blaze would read the note and take him seriously. Maybe, there was a chance they could find common ground or even a friendship. A relationship was probably out of the question. Too bad, the cat didn’t care. Delaney wished his panther would settle down. There wouldn’t be any claiming tonight, and the panther would have to wait.

 

 

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Wednesday Hump Day Hump with Rescuing Markas by @MeganSlayer #mm #gayromance #erotic #shifter #lions #sanctuary

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Rescuing Markas by Megan Slayer rescuingmarkasbookpage

Sanctuary, Book 1

Resplendence Publishing

Contemporary, Paranormal

Novella

M/M, Anal Sex

 

An AllRomance Ebooks Bestseller!

 

The love of his life will bring out his roar.

John Dallas has lots of money, but no real direction in his life. He cares for lions at a local petting zoo where people can pay to pet the cubs. He’s heard stories and read about shifters—creatures who can shift from an animal form into a human form. Seeing the lions makes him wonder if those lions can shift. When he witnesses an act of cruelty to the lions, he finds his purpose in life—to save the lions.

Markas knows he can shift, but hasn’t yet. He’s fascinated by John and wants to shift in order to get to know the human better. But lions don’t last at the petting zoo past their third birthday. Once he’s at the age of being moved, he’ll lose his chance with John. Will John accept him his his human form? He’s determined to shift and snag the man of his dreams.

What will happen when the shifter and the human are thrown together by fate? White hot sparks.

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Now for the Hump Day Hump!!

 

©Megan Slayer, 2015, All Rights Reserved

“First, I mark myself.” John nuzzled Markas’ crotch, rubbing his face over the
bulge in Markas’ pants. “Learn your scent and get used to you.”

Heat flowed through Markas’ body. He tingled. The cat within him clawed at him. Did the animal like John’s approach? Seemed so. Markas parted his lips and breathed through his mouth. He wished he had his fangs. He’d seen male cats bite the females during sex. The urge to do that to John came to mind.

“Second, I open your pants.” John gazed up at him. He eased the front of the pants apart. The loose fabric landed at Markas’ feet. “You’ve been holding out on me.”

“I have?” Markas grinned. “I’ve been waiting for you.”

“Oh? Well, this dick is guaranteed to please.” John chuckled. “Now, the next part is for me to tease you.” He curled his fingers around Markas’ erection and gazedup into Markas’ eyes. Without breaking their connection, he flicked his tongue along the head of Markas’ dick.

“I-I have no words.” Markas swayed on his feet. He wished he would’ve braced himself on the bed as he’d been told. He rocked backward.

“Stretch out.” John nudged him onto the mattress. “Let me do the work.”

“Sure.” He closed his eyes and basked in the sensations. He’d never felt someone touching his cock, other than when he’d been encouraged to mate with the females at the zoo. He preferred being with John.

Markas threaded his fingers into John’s short hair and pulled. Each time John swallowed Markas’ dick to the back of his throat, Markas whimpered. His body heated, and everything within him tingled. He opened his mouth to breathe but couldn’t seem to do more than pant.

“Good?” John asked. He cupped Markas’ balls in his hand and stroked Markas’ sac while he raked his teeth along the shaft of Markas’ cock.

Markas let go of John’s hair and propped himself up on his elbows. He had to watch his friend move. Had to. He rocked his hips, shoving his dick into John’s mouth. Everything felt so good. He grunted, and his cat paced within him.

He muttered words, but nothing he understood. Was it the lion growling? He wasn’t sure. Markas shivered. He balled his fists and tightened his knees around John’s head. He couldn’t get enough of John.

“Oh my God.”

Writing and Black and White Movies with @MeganSlayer #inspiration #writing #B&Wmovies

When I’m writing, there are a few things I love to have making noise for me. I’m that kind of writer who can’t concentrate without movies or music playing. I’ve always been like that. I get in phases, too. I get where I want nothing but music while I’m writing. No pictures. Just tunes. Then other times I’ll get into a phase where I want music and words while I’m writing. It’s a quirk of mine. Sometimes I want those movies to be documentaries…you know, stuff that features biographies, or stories about real people. Other times I just want fantasy. Then there are the quirky moments when I want black and white movies. I know a lot of them are schlocky. A lot of them are rehashed, too. But that doesn’t matter. For the most part, there’s a happy ending. That’s what I want. I want the bad guys to get theirs, the good guys to get the girl or guy and to feel satisfied when I’m done with the movie. There are a few exceptions.

I swore up and down I’d never watch “Goodbye, Mr. Chips”, but I did. It wasn’t the ending I thought it should be, but I saw why the movie won awards. Then I watched “Now, Voyager”. I’ve got a soft spot for Bette Davis, but this movie had a few things that bothered me–like when Davis took the little girl out for a camping trip. Not her own daughter and then she told the asylum she’d like to keep her longer… Um that wouldn’t happen nowadays. But the story was interesting. And it was Bette Davis!

Now I’m down to the wire on a couple of deadlines. I need to get these books done. Not because the publisher will say something, but because NaNo is coming and I want a clean calendar to start the month off right. So I’m off to find another black and white movie…”Casablanca” sounds good…so I can hit my deadlines.

In the meantime, how about a snippet from my latest release, Biting Love? Here you go!

Biting Love By Megan Slayer 

A Rosie Peaks Crossover Novella

Megan Slayer Publications

M/M, Anal Sex

Vampires

Contemporary, Paranormal

 

Mix one vampire with one human who doesn’t believe in the paranormal and add some sizzle.

Anson wasn’t looking for a partner when he spotted the handsome human, but he’s not about to argue when the mood strikes. He’s got to bring a date to the Halloween bash and Parker fits his bill exactly. Now all he needs to do is convince Parker that vampires truly exist.

Parker is practical, intelligent and a little on the geeky side. He can’t believe his eyes—a handsome man has not only hit on him, but asked him out…to a masquerade ball. He doesn’t believe in vampires, but Anson wears his Dracula costume a bit too well.

Can these two find love and trust after all or will the sparks only last until the dawn?

 

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EXCERPT: ©2017 Megan Slayer, All Rights Reserved

“Okay, then where’s your boyfriend?”

“Don’t have one.” Not since Seth dumped him a year ago. Seth wanted to sleep around and Parker wanted monogamy. According to Seth, gay men couldn’t be monogamous. The asshole. Parker tried to get him back, but Seth never called him again.

“You should.” Anson grasped Parker’s hand. “But it makes this so much easier.”

“Me? I? What?” Oh Jesus, he had to stop talking. He made no sense and he could’ve sworn Anson wanted to kiss him.

“It’s rather difficult to ask someone out if they’ve already got a date or boyfriend.” Anson scooted he chair around the table until he sat next to Parker. “Right?”

“You’re asking me out?” He must’ve heard Anson wrong and understood the wrong vibes. “Really?”

“Of course…unless you don’t want to.” Anson trailed his fingers down the back of Parker’s neck. His eyes shimmered. “Not interested?”

“I…yes.” Christ. Start going for what you want, Parker. “I’d like a date. Yes. But I need some time. I mean—not tonight.” Shit. He was fucking up the plan. “I mean…”

“I’m pretty free. What works for you?”

“Uh…I need to get this paper down. But I’ve got time around lunch tomorrow. If I can get this turned in before tomorrow night, I’ll be free for Halloween. Would lunch work? Then if you don’t like me, we’re not committed to a night date?” He’d just talked himself out of a date. Shit.

“No good. I’m…in a class at lunch.” Anson draped his arm across the back of Parker’s chair. “I’m better at night.”

“Oh.” Anson didn’t strike him as a college student. “Which class? I could meet you at your building afterward.”

“Uh…it’s off campus at the sculpture building at the old farm.” Anson nodded. “You know, all of those power tools and bending machines. They can’t have it too close to campus in case one of the artists does something crazy.”

“I doubt that.” He turned in his seat to face Anson. “The worst you could do is burn down the building, but why? Performance art? Nah. You’re all careful. It’s a reason to be out there.” He wanted to touch Anson and prove to himself the man was real. He rested his forearms on his thighs instead. “I’ve never been to the arts building out there, so I wouldn’t know too much about it.”

“Oh? Why not?”

“No wheels.” Embarrassment washed over him. If his dorky personality wasn’t enough to push Anson away, his lack of a car would be the topper. “I had to sell my car to make my tuition payment. My job at the front desk at the student housing complex was cut.”

“That’s awful.” Anson didn’t pull away. He kept caressing Parker’s biceps.

“Unless I can find a sugar daddy or get some cash flowing from my writing, I’ll have to get a part time job over at the burger joint across from the student center. It’s not a bad job, but I’d rather be writing.” He smiled to hide how he felt—embarrassed, dejected, screwed over. He had to get more positivity into his life, but damn it. Life kept throwing him curveballs.

“You never told me what you write.” Anson wriggled his eyebrows. “Anything juicy?”

“No.” Here he wanted to be a writer and he hadn’t self-promoted. Bad Parker. “Science fiction with a little paranormal mixed in. It really depends on the day and my mood. I’ve got one about aliens invading the earth and this one is more paranormal.”

“Really?” Anson smiled.

Parker couldn’t read his expression. “You don’t like it? Too out there for you?”

“No, I’m fascinated.”

“You are?”

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Love Lessons Series by @WendiZwaduk #BDSM #Romance #erotic #mf #contemp

The Love Lessons Series

Life isn’t easy and finding your way isn’t any easier. These couples work together and have to decide if they can keep their desires platonic or go to the next level.

Grab your copy of book 1, Drawn Together, today!

Drawn Together

Book one in the Love Lessons Series

By Wendi Zwaduk

Contemporary

Novella

From Totally Bound

 

His perfect match is in the last place he expects—across the courtyard.

Graig Case wants to teach history and coach baseball. Plain and simple. But nothing in his life has been simple. He’s also got a secret. He loves to watch the sexy woman across the courtyard dance. He’d love for his fantasy girl to be his best friend, but fantasy and reality don’t always mix.

Tessa Martin has given up on love. She’s played second fiddle most of her life. Guys like hanging out with her. Being one of the guys doesn’t keep her warm at night. Still, she indulges in her one treat—dancing for Graig. No emotions involved means no one gets hurt.

Except when they end up working in the same school in the same hallway…then all bets are off.

Reader Advisory: This book contains anal sex and the use of toys.

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Totally Bound Publishing.

General Release Date: 26th September 2017

 

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Hump Day Hump with Lily by @MeganSlayer #hump #menage #menageromance #fantasy

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Now for a new feature…the Hump Day Humps!! Find more humps right here: http://www.marteekasdreams.com/p/hump-day-humps_6.html

For mine, I’m featuring Lily. This book is white hot times two. Double the men, double the fun.

2nd Ed. Lily (Forever Wicked) by Megan Slayer MS_FWLily_XL

Cover art: Marteeka Karland

Page Count: 44 (Novella)

Series: Forever Wicked Multi-Author (#13)

Theme(s): Multiple PartnersSecond EditionsMagicVoyeurism and Exhibitionism

Genre(s): ParanormalBDSMNew ReleasesRomance

John and Michael never forgot how much they cared about their sub, Tiger Lily. She’s the one for them and they love playing with her. Now they’re ready to offer her their collar. No more waiting, they’re ready.

But is she?

Tiger Lily wants both her masters, but she’s convinced they want a toy, not a full time sub. She decides to test them and makes them prove their devotion to her. It’s a risky game of swapped control, but if things work out the way she plans, they’ll all end up satisfied.

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For the hump… here we go!

©2017 Megan Slayer, All Rights Reserved

“First, I need to show you how important you are to me. Do you wish to
play?”

Did she? Hell, yes. “I do, Sir, and my safe word is wallflower, but I don’t want to
use it.” The words came so easily and from the heart. She scooted forward on the bench
and unbuttoned his trousers. With her gaze fixed on her work, she freed his cock from
the confines of his boxers and through the gap in his pants. A bead of shiny precum
glistened on the tip of his erection. Desire hit her at full force and she flattened her
tongue in his salty cream. A tremor wracked her body. What did he want her to do?
Suck him off in the stairwell? Sounded good to her. She opened her mouth wide to take
him in, but he stilled her by stroking her cheek with the pads of his fingers.

“Not yet, my pet.” He handed her a condom. “Put this on me first.”

Tiger Lily rolled the latex over his dick, then stroked him a couple of times. His
balls jiggled with each caress.

“Fucking Goddess.” John scooped her into his arms and held her flush to his
chest. “I can’t wait any longer.” He hiked her skirt up, baring her lower half to anyone
who potentially walked up the steps. “You make me crazy and needy. Two things I’m
scared to be.”

Tiger Lily nodded. She rather liked seeing him lose control, but then she craved
his domination. Right now, she just plain craved him. She wound her arms around his
neck and gave in to him.

“Take me, Sir,” she pleaded.

“I planned to.” He pinned her between the wall and his body and entered her in
one thrust. No finesse, just raw sexuality and need. She whimpered and rocked her
hips.

“Thank you, Sir.” She pressed her face into the crook of his neck. “Sir.”

“Look at me.” When she did, John buried himself fully within her pussy. He
looked into her eyes. “Feels so good inside you, pet. So good.” He kissed her, swiping
his tongue over her bottom lip. She gave into the urge to taste him and scraped her
teeth over his tongue. Tiger Lily swallowed his moan. His fingers bit into her ass and he
started to move.

When he fucked, John moved with gusto. No tentative loving for him. Nope.
Hard, quick thrusts against the wall, scraping her lower back with each insertion. The
pain didn’t bother her. She wanted more. Harder. Rougher. The springy curls at the
base of his cock tickled her clit, and she grabbed his shirt for a better hold. He kept one
arm around her waist and the other one under her ass. The bells chimed in time with
his thrusts.

“My pet,” he chanted, between kisses. “Mine.”

Writing What You Love with @MeganSlayer #vampires #gayromance #eroticromance #gay From the Paranormal Romantics Blog

I am part of a book club, well 2, and for one of them we have to read the book the group selects. I don’t mind. These tend to be books I wouldn’t have read otherwise. So I’d finished the book selected for this month and was returning it to the library. I told the librarian that I’d returned it, so when she saw it in the return…that’s why. She asked me what I thought about the book. It wasn’t my favorite story. It wasn’t. I had some issues with the way the author wrote the true crime story. He focused more on his thoughts and his insertion into the story, while trying to claim it was a true crime kind of tale. If he’d said it was a work of fiction, then he was spot on, but by calling it true crime…well, I disagreed.

Here’s the thing, the librarian then said to me, well you have to write what you know. He must feel that close to the story.

She’s right. He must’ve felt that close to the story. To be honest, the crime he wrote about hit me hard, too. But I’m not a crime writer. I get too antsy during mystery books and want to disclose whodunit immediately. I guess it’s part of my short attention span. But what she said got me to thinking. Write what I know? Or write what my imagination and the characters dictate?

I tend to write what I want based on what the characters tell me to do. Really. I tried to write more than a few times to what I knew. It’s only worked when my characters share some of my experiences. Okay, so I don’t personally know any vampires and I haven’t chatted up a zombie, but that’s my imagination. I don’t know if I wrote a story that focused just on my personal experience, if it would be a good story. I don’t know. I guess it would be more of an autobiography than a work of fiction. Although I suppose the book would be a mix of both. My memories aren’t photographic. For all I know, I’d probably embellish–not to make the tale better, but because that’s how I’d remembered it.

But I haven’t written that story about my experiences. I’ve written about vampires, zombies, shifters, romance, love and people finding second chances. It’s been fantastic. I love it. I’ve written with my friends and written alone. I can’t wait to get my next book out there. I hope you all enjoy them. 🙂

Here’s a little bit about my upcoming story, Biting Love. It’s part of the series I wrote as a crossover to Madison Sevier’s Rosie Peaks series. Check it out!!

Biting Love By Megan Slayer A Rosie Peaks Crossover Novellacover early 12345
Megan Slayer Publications
M/M, Anal Sex
Vampires
Contemporary, Paranormal

Mix one vampire with one human who doesn’t believe in the paranormal and add some sizzle.
Anson wasn’t looking for a partner when he spotted the handsome human, but he’s not about to argue when the mood strikes. He’s got to bring a date to the Halloween bash and Parker fits his bill exactly. Now all he needs to do is convince Parker that vampires truly exist.
Parker is practical, intelligent and a little on the geeky side. He can’t believe his eyes—a handsome man has not only hit on him, but asked him out…to a masquerade ball. He doesn’t believe in vampires, but Anson wears his Dracula costume a bit too well.
Can these two find love and trust after all or will the sparks only last until the dawn?

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Friday Flirt ~ Biting Love by @MeganSlayer #vampires #Gayromance #fridayflirt #excerpt

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Biting Love By Megan Slayecover early 12345

A Rosie Peaks Crossover Novella

Megan Slayer Publications

M/M, Anal Sex

Vampires

Contemporary, Paranormal

 

Mix one vampire with one human who doesn’t believe in the paranormal and add some sizzle.

Anson wasn’t looking for a partner when he spotted the handsome human, but he’s not about to argue when the mood strikes. He’s got to bring a date to the Halloween bash and Parker fits his bill exactly. Now all he needs to do is convince Parker that vampires truly exist.

Parker is practical, intelligent and a little on the geeky side. He can’t believe his eyes—a handsome man has not only hit on him, but asked him out…to a masquerade ball. He doesn’t believe in vampires, but Anson wears his Dracula costume a bit too well.

Can these two find love and trust after all or will the sparks only last until the dawn?

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Now for the flirt: ©2017 Megan Slayer, All Rights Reserved

Anson didn’t pull away. He kept caressing Parker’s biceps.

“Unless I can find a sugar daddy or get some cash flowing from my writing, I’ll have to get a part time job over at the burger joint across from the student center. It’s not a bad job, but I’d rather be writing.” He smiled to hide how he felt—embarrassed, dejected, screwed over. He had to get more positivity into his life, but damn it. Life kept throwing him curveballs.

“You never told me what you write.” Anson wriggled his eyebrows. “Anything juicy?”

“No.” Here he wanted to be a writer and he hadn’t self-promoted. Bad Parker. “Science fiction with a little paranormal mixed in. It really depends on the day and my mood. I’ve got one about aliens invading the earth and this one is more paranormal.”

“Really?” Anson smiled.

Parker couldn’t read his expression. “You don’t like it? Too out there for you?”

“No, I’m fascinated.”

“You are?”