I’ve always loved to read. As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved books. If I could have been reading all the time, I would’ve been. But, I had to go to school and learn things, too.
That said, I did get into trouble once and it was big trouble. Sounds silly looking back on the moment, but at the time, it was…er…murder.
I was in the sixth grade (Maybe it was the 7th, I’m not totally sure now), but I was in English class and supposed to be diagramming sentences. Right. It wasn’t a difficult task. But, I didn’t want to. You see…I’d picked up a copy of Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. I blew through the book. Like, didn’t pay attention in science class or math, I was so engrossed. I had to know what would happen next. I hid the book under the desk and read instead of doing whatever it was we were learning. Hey, the book practically cried out for me to read it. Unfortunately, my English teacher didn’t share my vigor. Nope. She caught me. Three times. Each time after being redirected, so to speak, I’d go right back to my book. Now you’d think reading a book wouldn’t be so horrible. I was reading! But I was supposed to be working on diagramming sentences so I’d know what a hanging gerund was (I’m still not entirely sure, but that’s not important right now). Yeah, so the fourth time was the last straw for the teacher. I still wasn’t done with the book, but she wasn’t having any of this. She took the book away. Yep. Poof! Gone. No book. Sad Megan. So not fun. I had to actually diagram those sentences and was in trouble. She pulled me aside after class and reminded me I was in school to learn… not read. GASP! I know. She called my mother and reminded her that I wasn’t paying attention. Oh, boy, did I get into trouble when I got home.
All because of a book. To this day, I love Murder on the Orient Express and will take time here and there to read it. It’s my form of fighting the machine, I guess. Hey, you have to take time to read. 🙂
Speaking of reading, want to read a little bit about my latest release, Making the Play? You sure do! Here you go!* * * * *
Out of Bounds Series
M/M, Anal Sex, Masturbation
Sometimes switching things up really does mean getting the guy.
Allan Clark thought his life as a wide receiver for the Wildcats was over the moment he was told he’d be the new punt returner. He’d thought he didn’t want to be a special teams player. He’d rather have the limelight. But once he starts returning punts, he realizes this was where he should’ve been all along. Speaking of perks, he now gets to spend time with the sexy kicker, Tyler Leigh. Maybe this switch is the best thing that could’ve happened to him.
Unlike Allan, Tyler isn’t planning on going into the draft or playing football for the rest of his life. He’s got other plans, though a side trip in the sheets with Allan isn’t off his radar. He’s wanted Allan since he joined the team. But Tyler’s got baggage and an overzealous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on making his life miserable. With Allan, he sees a bright spot.
Will these two seeming opposites leave their desires on the field, or will they find common ground together and score?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of masturbation, implied abuse as well as references to violence, physical assault and emotional abuse.
Available from Pride Publishing:
And soon from ebook retailers everywhere.
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Merging Their Roar
Sanctuary, Book 8
By Megan Slayer
M/M, M/M/M, Ménage, Anal Sex, Oral Sex
The right piece for their perfect triad seems to be the one man who doesn’t seem to fit at all.
Eli and Silas have done pretty much everything twins can do together within reason. They share lovers and are inseparable. Now, the lions want free. They want someone to be with both of them and can understand the dual sides to their collective nature. But the twins are scarred by their past. Eli uses his people skills to please and get by, while Silas takes the quieter, introverted and angry approach. Can these two find a perfect complement? Does that person even exist?
Owen Cantrell believes he’s not only worthy of the shifters, but he’s their missing piece. He’s human and hasn’t been around shifters, but he’s not afraid. What could go wrong?
When these three get together, there are plenty of sparks, but things can’t be perfect forever. The way Eli, Silas and Owen deal with their problems and everything thrown their way will prove if they aren’t meant to be or if they can go the distance.
Note: Merging Their Roar is part of the Sanctuary series. Each book features different characters and can be enjoyed as a standalone story.
Available anywhere ebooks are sold, for only $2.99
Copyright ©2017, Megan Slayer, All Rights Reserved
“We’d like you to live here. Teach the shifters about being human—like manners, technology, how to exist outside of the Sanctuary, along with how to spot a group like Wet Dreams and how to run away. I think you’re what we need.” Markas leaned his elbows on the desk. “What do you think?”
None of what he’d been told was what he’d expected. They trusted him? Despite what he’d admitted and the very real possibility he’d truly try to fuck a shifter. He doubted Markas was telling the truth.
“You’ve been through a lot in your short life. I can’t imagine coming out. I was lucky. After I shifted, John accepted me. Our family of shifters is accepted here and I’d like them to be accepted in public, too.”
Owen nodded. He wasn’t the most socially savvy person, but he was willing to help. “What do you want me to do and when?”
“You’re welcome to move in as soon as you’d like. We’ve got plenty of room. Once you’re settled, I want you to choose a few shifters to work with. They’ll be your responsibility, but I’m sure they’ll all want you to pick them,” Markas said.
“Like one or two?”
“I’d say start with one. Don’t overwhelm yourself.”
“Then…okay.” He had to think this through. Too bad, he really wanted to accept and his mouth wasn’t working with his brain. “I’m game, but I need to get out of my lease.”
Owen supposed Markas meant he’d help until the lease was up.
“Trust me.” Markas stood. “Let me introduce you around.” He rounded the desk. When Owen stood, Markas stopped. “But remember, we’re all watching you. If you lie or sell us out…I’ll know. If you think you’re a good double agent, you’re not. If you double cross any of us, I’ll unleash my lion on your ass. I’m not afraid, and my lion gives no fucks.”
I like to try to look at the bright side of things. I prefer to be a positive person in general. Trust me, I’m not perfect. I’m a worrier. Did I lock the house, shut the garage door, remember the detergent when I went to the store…that kind of thing.
Fifteen minutes into a six hour drive, I’m panicking trying to remember if I did whatever it was I could swear I forgot to do. Yep, that’s me. I’m human.
But there’s something about looking at the bright side. In some situations, there aren’t many bright sides. I get it and it sucks. But I’m trying to be positive. We’re here to talk about books and fun. We’re talking about ideas and originality.
Sometimes when I’m writing, an idea that’s so far out there comes to me and I wonder if the idea is worth chasing. That happened with my newest MM book, Never Give You Up. I already had a world where vampires, shifters and every other supernatural creature is being hunted. The forces who don’t understand them want them gone. If you’ve read the other Battle Scarred books, then you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, then what are you waiting for? *g*
In Never Give You Up, the supernatural creatures are turning on each other. Some have united, but there are a few who are out for blood, so to speak. What’s a vampire or any other supernatural creature to do?
Never give up.
Okay, that sounds a tad simplistic, but it’s true. They can’t give up. If they do, then they’re dead…like fully, really dead. Anders can’t give up on Galen, despite Galen taking a risky move. How these two vampires deal with the ramifications of Galen’s choices will shape their friendship and could destroy it.
So the bright side…like mentioned? The bright side here is to cling to your friends and the people you know you can count on. They might be the only ones you’ve got. Never give up and keep fighting. The more you fight and stick up for yourself, the more you find out what you’re made of. Never surrender.
Want to know more about Never Give You Up or the other Battle Scarred books? Here you go!
Never Give You Up by Megan Slayer Battle Scarred, Book 5
M/M, Anal Sex, Masturbation
Cover art by Mina Carter
Through time, distance and confusion, we will always find each other.
Galen Collins knows who he loves, but the vampire of his dreams, Anders Von, isn’t interested. What’s a vampire to do when he’s been rejected? Go to the clubs for sex. He’ll get Anders out of his mind one way or another. But there’s something wicked on the horizon in the form of a virus meant to wipe out supernatural beings. Forces who hardly know Galen are out to keep him and Anders apart. Will he allow the demons to win, or will he chase Anders to the ends of the earth?
Anders has always had a crush on Galen, but things never worked out right time-wise. Galen is the one vampire to make his emotional heart race. He wants to strip Galen to his core and explore every inch of him. Will Anders take the chance to be with Galen and discover how well they fit together or will the virus take Galen before Anders makes his move?
Available from Loose Id: http://www.loose-id.com/battle-scarred-5-never-give-you-up.html
This book comes out this month from Totally Bound. It’s one of my favorite stories because I love friends to lovers and second chances. My Favorite Mistake features both. Plus, there’s hot sex with a hot guy!! Score! Enjoy this snog from my upcoming book, My Favorite Mistake.
My Favorite Mistake
From Totally Bound
Full Length Novel
Contemporary, M/F, Erotic
She’s always known who she wanted. Now she’s needs to find the strength to make him see they’re more than a mistake.
Molly Neff creates promotional art for companies with confidence and her working partner is sex on legs. Austin Dean is sexy, smart and everything she’s wanted in a man since the moment they met. They’ve slept together a couple of times, but things haven’t worked out between them. When another woman enters the picture, can Molly convince Austin they belong together or will the relationship end up scrapped for a better idea?
As much as he likes working with Molly, Austin wants more out of life than creating advertising campaigns for others. He wants to be the star. Molly has always been his good luck charm—with her brains and charm, she helps him make his dream come true. But his starring role comes with complications. He’s always sort of known he loved Molly, but another woman wants his attention. Will he choose Molly and a simple life with her or the bright lights of fame?
Available in February from Totally Bound:
Available from Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/my-favorite-mistake-15
Now for that Snog!!
©Wendi Zwaduk, 2017, All Rights Reserved
“Why are you doing this?” Why did he feel the need to overwhelm her?
“Because I can.” He brushed his nose against hers. “I want to make this night special for you. Both nights.” He cupped the back of her head and feathered his lips over her mouth.
From her head to her toes, her body warmed and her nerve endings sizzled. She draped her arms around his neck. The desire to give in to him was strong. He wanted her. For right now? Forever? She wasn’t sure.
Molly threw caution to the wind and ignored her better judgment. Austin had been her favorite mistake from the get-go and she refused to push him away again. She shoved her hand under his shirt and palmed his pecs. Damn, the man was strong. She pressed her knees together and moaned. He knew how to kiss, too. He alternated nips with longer kisses and sucked on her tongue.
“Molly.” He shoved her blouse over her head and tossed the garment onto the floor. “Sweetheart.”
She curled away from him and wanted to hide. She wasn’t perfect, slender or anything he normally went for in his women. Besides, she’d worn a sports bra.
“This is hot.” He eased the straps of the bra down her arms. “I like it.”
“Austin.” She wished she’d have worn something a little more fancy.
“Don’t hide from me.”
The second edition of Paid in Full is out now. Have you grabbed your copy yet?
You know how people make deals with God? I made one with the Devil. For what you ask? A boyfriend. Little did I know, the Devil would not only take me up on the deal, but make it worth both our whiles — just not in the way I’d imagined. Turns out, nothing in my world is what it seemed.
By Megan Slayer
M/M, Contemporary, Holiday, Romance
From MLR Press
Oliver McNamara knows exactly what he wants for the holidaysâ€”his boyfriend to come home. He wants a nice, romantic Christmas with the man he loves. Will he get his perfect present or a lump of coal on the big day?
If Bert gets his way, this will be a holiday Oliver never forgets. But…being a world famous model means Bert doesn’t always set his working hours and giving Oliver what he deserves could be impossible. Can he reconnect with the man he loves over the holidays?
Two hearts will always find a way to become one especially with a little Christmas cheer involved.
Available from MLR Press
Available now from AllRomance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-reconnectingchristmas-2190394-149.html
Excerpt: ©Megan Slayer 2016, All Rights Reserved
Bert swatted Oliver’s rump hard. The sound echoed in the room. “I can’t wait to bury myself in it.”
“Then stop talking and do it.” He loved to tease Bert in bed. Besides, he couldn’t wait, either.
“I will.” Bet climbed onto the bed behind Oliver and straddled Oliver’s legs. He rained kisses all over Oliver’s back. Soft, sweet kisses that turned into nips and bites.
Oliver shivered and almost said, no marks, but this was a dream. Who gave a fuck if Bert left a hickey on his skin? He wanted proof he belonged to Bert and wanted that proof all over his body.
Bert stretched out along Oliver’s back and spoke in Oliver’s ear. “Ready?”
“Uh-huh. Beyond ready.” Oliver panted and tried his best to relax. Having Bert inside of him brought every sense to life and made every nerve ending tingle.
Bert slid one of his fingers between Oliver’s ass cheeks. Fire licked Oliver from within. He breathed in the scent of Bert’s cologne and savored the sound of his lover’s voice.
Passion for Bert bubbled within his heart. He needed this more than he needed his next breath.
“You’ll get it all at Gerry’s Outlet Mall,” a voice sang.
What the hell? Who said that? When Oliver glanced over his shoulder, Bert wasn’t there. The pressure on his backside had dissipated.
“Bert?” He whipped over and sat up on the bed. “Bert?” Where was his lover?
No answer. No sign Bert had even been there. No clothes on the floor or closet doors open. Nothing. He was just there…
“The finest in gold watches and silver chain…only at Gerry’s,” the voice said again. This time Oliver noticed the music.
Oliver opened his eyes. He recognized the voice—the announcer on the radio. He scrubbed both hands over his face. When he’d set his phone alarm, he must’ve also set the clock radio one without thinking about it. He swatted the clock beside the bed and groaned. So much for the dream.
He stared at the ceiling and sighed. Bert might not be there right now, but he’d be home that night. Maybe he could convince Bert to leave the party early so they could have more private time together. If things worked out, he’d be able to experience what he’d dreamed of in person. He chuckled. The perfect end to the dream was both of them coming. He could do that. Once Bert got home, he’d give his lover the best Christmas present ever—a white-hot orgasm.
My Favorite Mistake by Wendi Zwaduk
From Totally Bound Publishing