Month: April 2015

Red Moon Circle by Julia Matthews

Red Moon Circle

Human-Skinned Wolves

Book 2

Red Moon Circle

 

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Twenty plus years of seclusion has Christian Moon wondering if the sign his father promised would ever come. He had no idea what it would be; he did know why it would come. To free the werewolves, he was destined to lead, from the chaos his brother cursed upon the Indian Moon Area when he took control. Not only would the werewolves be free; he’d be able to gain some revenge for his family’s unnecessary death. Little did he know just how important the sign would truly be to him.

 

Brandon Blaylock has had enough of being controlled by his family and hiding his true self. When his lover of six years informs him he’s getting married, Brandon decides it’s time he lives his life for himself. Not an easy decision, specially when you’ll be moving all the way to the other side of the country to face a bunch of unknowns.

Disclosure: M/M/M Adult Paranormal Romance, e-book, with BDSM aspects.

Cover designed by Adrienne Wilder

 

Prerelease Link

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VQA75MY

 

Story Creative Spark

 

The Red Moon Circle came to me while I was teaching myself how to work my Samsung Tablet camera. I’d snapped a photo of the night sky, but when checked the photo there was this huge red ring around the moon. Street lights can be a blessing in many more ways than safety. The picture sparked my creativity and the rest is as you say history, or in this case an amazing read.

 

 

 

Contact Method

www.juliamatthews.webs.com

julia.matthews5@gmail.com

http://juliamatthewsauthor.blogspot.com

 

 

Bio

Julia Matthews is a family oriented person, more so since it’s only her and her parents. Oh, can’t forget the Bandit, a fiery, over energized Shih Tzu and the old, lazy toy poodle, Sandy. Julia spends most of her days sitting in front of the computer, creating new stories, revising, and editing her next release.

 

 

Julia’s Interesting Fact about Red Moon Circle

 

Favorite character in Red Moon Circle is Brandon, a man who has determination to be his own person, no matter what is thrown his way.

 

Favorite scene is Brandon’s reaction to Christian and Don argument.

 

 

Excerpt

                                                          

Chapter 1

Brandon stretched his legs out and watched a dark haired man walk over to the blond, sitting at the table closest to the door. He turned the chair sideways and sat. Few words were exchanged, but their body language told their story. Intense staring didn’t appear to be hampered by background chatter or the soft hissing of another cup of specialized coffee being created. The space between the guy’s knees seemed to welcome home his woman. The woman scooted closer, yet never touched. Lust hung in the air thicker than the late July humidity.

Brandon’s deepest dream was to have someone who leaned in when speaking. Who showed desire without touching and didn’t care if anyone saw. Love and affection openly and freely given was such a stupid dream for a man leading a false life.

Why people thought money provided a smooth sailing life is beyond me. Mine is rockier than a turbulent sea.

“Earth to Brandon.”  John waved his hand in front of his face. “Where you at?”

And here is the latest crashing wave. “Right here, waiting for you so we can – – -”

“Can what?” Sarah’s delicate voice cut Brandon off.

“Talk of course.” Brandon shot John a questioning look.

Brandon’s stomach lurched when John shrugged and wrapped an arm around Sarah.

There would never be anything concreted or publicly between them.

He swallowed the rising bile, because public opinion mattered most, according to his father. John said something similar before, too bad he hadn’t listened. He should’ve and prevented John from slamming it home a second time.

Numerous private declaration of love would never outweigh family obligation. Brandon and John were expected to have wives, produce children, and take over their family’s business. He’d disagreed and John had.

Or so I thought.

The last two years of their lives were devoted to their hidden relationship. Then John announced he was getting married and his world fell apart.

“We’ve been trying to set this up for a couple of weeks now.” Sarah grinned and rubbed against John’s side.

Brandon hoped the lack of communication would’ve made his lover change his mind. Looked like that idea took a nosedive off a cliff, with Brandon’s heart along side it. Life wasn’t worth anything without someone beside you.

Fate’s intervention would be nice.

“Sarah has pestered me to death about meeting my best friend.”

Brandon started to cross his arms, but John nailed him with his renowned tight lip, straight-line smile reserved employees who dared think they knew better than him.

“Nice to meet you.” Brandon extended his hand. What a load of crap. If anyone knew about the nights John and I curled up in each other’s arms after a couple rounds of lovemaking, they’d trip over their own laughter.

“Same to you. It’s amazing to put a face with the name.” Sarah elbowed John. “Snuggle Bear talks about you constantly.”

Funny, Snuggle Bear never mentioned you. Brandon thought them exclusive. What had caused his lover to stray? He’d been such a fool to . . .

John reached for his wallet and said, “Sarah dear, how about getting us some drinks.” He handed her a twenty and watched until she reached the counter then faced Brandon. “What the fuck you doing?

“Nothing.” Brandon forced himself to relax and focus on the movement around him.

“You’re acting like a bitch. Stop it before you out us both. Fuck, that’s it. You want to destroy my life.”

The couple from earlier glanced his way as they gathered their trash. Brandon leaned closer and through gritted teeth said, “If you keep shouting, you’re going to draw more attention than I ever could.” Brandon leaned back in his chair, but bit his jaw to maintain a public worthy tone. “What good would destroying your life do? Won’t bring back the last two years of mine. Will it? Nope, only brings more pain.”

“What’s that mean?”

“This is not the place to have this conversation.” Brandon let his eyes roam the room again; glad no one else was focused on them. John had a temper and a half when he was worked up. More than once his father had stepped in and paid people off. There were too many here for him to buy. Looked like he’d have to be the one to rein John in.

“Damn it, tell me.”

Fuck, Lover Thief is coming back and John won’t relax until he get’s his damn answer. If she hadn’t disrupted our lives, he wouldn’t need calming. So not the place for this conversation and I sure as hell don’t want her around for it.

He sighed and said, “Fine, means remembering all those small tokens of affection you left on the six of each month. Why would you remind me of the day we admitted loving each other if you were screwing around? Is she the only . . .

“Here we go,” Sarah sat down a paper drink tray and passed them out as if it was an everyday occurrence for her to walk upon John and him in a heated discussion.

Shit, she was just another money-grubbing woman, who sank fingernails into whatever rich man she could. Time to leave before I explode.

Brandon plastered a fake smile on his face, nodded his thanks, and pushed the drink towards John. “He’ll have to drink mine. I can’t stay. Good luck on your upcoming marriage.”

“Uh, thanks, but you can’t leave yet.” Sarah’s face shined and she nudged John.

What a bitch. How dare her tell me I can’t leave. I will do a hell of a lot more if I sit here and chat with my ex-lover’s fiancé.

“We want you to help pick the tuxes you and Snuggle Bear will wear.” Sarah rubbed John’s shoulder. “Snuggle Bear says you hate wearing them.”

Brandon shifted wide eyes toward John. John’s tiny smile let Brandon know Sarah hadn’t been joking. The skin around Brandon’s fingers tightened as his fingernails dug into his palm. His waist twisted and . . .

Who deserves the sting of my blow? John? Sarah? Lord forbid, I couldn’t hit a woman. Hell, I couldn’t hit anyone. Maybe the wall or table should bare the brunt of my rage.

Brandon quirked his eyebrow, which didn’t seem to phase Sarah, but he knew a blatant disregard when he saw one. You truly are a dimwitted, movie-style blonde.

“I want an idea of color and theme from each member of the wedding party.”

Okay, she’s insane on top of everything else. Why in the hell did she think I’d participate in planning John’s wedding? No fucking chance. Not happening while I’m breathing. I will not remain in the same town while John settles down and has his perfect, little pretend life.

 

Own Me (Rent Me Series Book 2) by Brina Brady #LGBT #Review

Own Me (Rent Me Series Book 2) by Brina Brady #LGBT #Review.

Own Me is the second book in the Rent Me series. If you haven’t already read book 1, Rent Me, then I recommend doing so first.

Dmitri and Bren are now married. Unfortunately, jealousy is still a big issue for both of them.  They are always afraid that the other will find someone better and leave. Dmitri’s ex-boyfriend Viktor is still in love with him and is very jealous of Bren. Viktor is set out to cause problems and make Dmitri and Bren question their love and comment to each other. When jealousy roars its ugly head Bren gets upset he acts out and says things he doesn’t mean and Dmitri gets even more possessive of Bren.

Bren knows Dmitri is hiding something important and won’t confide in him. Dmitri is only trying to protect Bren but doing so Dmitri is treating him more like a son than a husband. Bren doesn’t want to be treated as a child so this makes him angry and hurt. Dmitri realizes what he is doing and he promises to start treating him as his equal in he relationship but it is hard to give up the fatherly role after taking care of Bren since he was 12 years old. Bren does understand this role confusion, he tends to go to Dmitri for the comfort, acceptance and protection as a son does. That is one of the reason that the D/s aspect works in their relationship.

After some time Dmitri lets Brennan know that all the texts and secretively is related to a dangerous situation and  he is trying to help his brother get  it back under control. Dmitri explains that when he stepped down from the organization and gave his position to his brother Adrik, a fraction of the mob were extremely angry and can’t accept that he is gay and married another man. That part of the Russian mob is working against Adrik, they plan to eradicate the entire Dubrovsky family. This puts Dmitri, Brennan, Mischa, Adrik and anyone close to them in danger.

Just like the first book, Own Me is well written and is definitely a page turner with all the twist and turns. The sex scenes are hot and full of explicit detail but don’t go overboard. I love that Bren and Dmitri relationship keeps growing stronger even with all the hurdles thrown at them. I will be impatiently waiting to see if Bren and Dmitri finally get their HEA in book 3. I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes good storyline with suspense and light BDSM.

Pot Of Gold 9

9/10 pots of gold

Own Me’s Video Trailer

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for supporting me at my release party on April 18th. I had a great time.

I made a video trailer.  Hope you like it. Some may have seen it already. I think the more I create these, the better I’ll get. I need to study more about them. I used simple software; Microsoft PowerPoint and Windows Live Movie Maker.

Here is the link to my first trailer.

‘Rent Me’ by Brina Brady #LGBT #Review

‘Rent Me’ by Brina Brady #LGBT #Review.

Dmitri and Mischa are brothers who are originally from Russia, both are also involved in the Russian mafia. Dmitri and Mischa rescued Brennen from an abusive situation at the age of 12. Dmitri took him in and put him under his protection and Brennen has been with him since. Three years ago, when Brennen turned 18, their relationship turned from a father/son type to a physical one. Since then they have fallen in love and are involved in a consensual D/s relationship where Dmitri owns Brennen.  Brennen is expected to follow the rules Dmitri has set, if he doesn’t then he will be punished accordingly, in turn Dmitri takes care of all Brennen’s needs.

 

Dmitri is an owner of an escort agency called Forbidden Desires. After a lot of persuading, Brennen convinces Dmitri to allow him to become an escort even though both Dmitri and Mischa disapprove. Mischa is also a big part of Brennen’s life. He accepts Brennen as part of his family loves him like a little brother. He is a protector and will do almost anything for Brennen. He doesn’t like that Dmitri and Brennen are in a relationship together. Mischa believes that if Brennen had the opportunity he would find a nice girl to be with. This topic is often a battle between the three of them.

 

Unfortunately in a Russian family it is unacceptable to be gay. Therefore, Dmitri decides he will find a woman to marry as a cover and still be with Brennen.  He doesn’t inform Brennen of his plan until he announces that he is getting married. This deeply hurts Brennen and it brings back insecurities that originated from when he was younger. Once Dmitri gets married Brennen’s life changes. He is forced to move out and accept that Dmitri now has more responsibilities. Nika, Dmitri’s wife is jealous of Brennan and acts really nasty towards him, causing Brennen even more trouble and heartache. He feels abandoned and worthless, this provokes him to act out and get into some bad situations. As I continued reading their story I often wondered if Dmitri would ever fully accept that he’s gay so they could truly be together and If he does, will Brennen still want Dmitri after all the hurt, obstacles and betrayal or will it be too late?.

 

M/M BDSM is one of my favorite type of books to read and  Brina Brady doesn’t disappoint with Rent Me. When I started reading this book I believed it was a standalone but after finishing it and searching for other books the author has written I realized that Dmitri and Brennen’s journey will continue on. I will definitely be reading Own Me(Rent Me 2) when it becomes available later this month. If you enjoy a love story that is full of hot M/M sex with some BDSM elements then highly recommend reading Rent Me.

9/10 pots of gold

 

 

 

 

What a nice surprise I found today by accident!!!

Thank you,

Brina Brady

‘Rent Me’ by Brina Brady #LGBT #Review

Rainbow Gold Reviews

Sam reviews  ‘Rent Me’ by Brina Brady. This book was Self-Published on May 27th, 2014 and 295 is pages long.

This book was provided free of charge for an honest review by the author

Why I read this book: I love all types of BDSM books and after reading the synopsis I knew I had to read it.

Synopsis:

Russian mobster spanks his rent boy. Ouch!

Rent Boy Brennen wants to belong to his lover Dmitri Dubrovsky. The Russian mobster controls every inch of his life in and out of bed. Brennen works for Dmitri’s escort service. His only desire is to please his lover. When Dmitri marries Nika, his lover moves him out of their home to an apartment in Beverly Hills and tells him nothing has changed.

What is Brennen going to do now?

Brennen does not understand his lover’s Russian culture not allowing homosexuality. Two different cultures and age difference…

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Own Me Character Interviews from Fans

Brennen Patrick Brady’s Interview

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1. Do you secretly wish Dmitri was your father?
Brennen: When I was twelve, I wished Dmitri was my father. He acted like he was most of the time. But I had this crazy mad crush on him when he saved me. This crush just grew bigger than I was. Of course, Dmitri didn’t give me the kind of attention I wanted, but I was a teenager. He gave me everything I could ever want, but I wanted to be his number one. He had Viktor who pulled him away from me. I was really very jealous back then. I still often wonder if Viktor made Dmitri happier than I did. I know he isn’t a drama queen. I know that part of me Dmitri could do without. But the thing is I’m glad he’s not my father now because I love him in a different way. If my answer sounds mixed up, it’s because sometimes, I waver. It’s like I can’t get enough of Dmitri. I want to be everything to him. I want to be his son, best friend, co-worker, lover, whore, and most of all I love being his husband. I want forever with Dmitri.

2. Did you want it to work out with Bella?
Brennen: I did. I thought my life would be so much easier if I weren’t gay. She’s a beautiful girl and I had fun with her once. I don’t know how to explain this, but Dmitri is all I ever wanted. I think I was born gay. I never had any interest in girls yet I like to dance with them and flirt, but on a long term basis, I don’t think I could be happy with a girl. But the entire fiasco with Bella was prompted because the two men in my life I looked up to and loved both had women. Dmitri had married Nika and Mischa had Giselle. I always wanted to be like them. Sometimes, I wished I was their brother so they would accept me like they do with each other. Although, I didn’t much care for their parents in Russia.

3. What’s your favorite sex position?
Brennen: I like doggy style, hands and knees on a nice soft bed. Dmitri hits my hot spot best that way.

4. When did you know you were in love with Dmitri?
I fell in love with Dmitri the first day he saved me. He brought me water while I was chained to a dog house. He then took me home with him. He made me safe and gave me everything.

5. Were you nervous before your wedding?
Brennen: Nope. The only thing I worried about was Dmitri changing his mind when we got there but he didn’t.

6. When you are a lawyer what do you hope to do? Open your own practice? Work for someone else.
Brennen: I want to work with Mark. My dream is to help teens who get into serious trouble with the law.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Dmitri?
Brennen: I can’t say online, but I love how he takes care of me. When he raises his eyebrows, he lets me know he wants me. I can always tell what he wants by how he looks at me. He’s damn sexy when he gets pissed off, too. When he speaks, I want to worship him. I love everything about him, except when he goes to the dark side. Then he scares me. Yikes. I run to Mischa.

Dmitri Dubrovsky’s Interview

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Dmitri Dubrovsky

1. How difficult was it for you when Brennen was an escort?
Dmitri: I allowed Brennen to be an escort for many reasons. One, he wanted to do it. I figured he would find a way. So I thought if he worked for me, he’d be safer. At the time, I fought my feelings for him. I thought maybe he would fall in a love with someone else. I knew he loved me since he was twelve. I didn’t want that kind of relationship with him, but it happened anyway when he turned eighteen. It was damn hard to know what he was doing when he worked, but I was married to Nika at the time. I had no right to ask him to quit. However, I did anyway. Mischa pressured him to quit too. He knew we both disapproved of him working as an escort, but he finally was able to demand something he wanted. He never felt secure enough to demand anything from Mischa or me for years. We let him ride with it, but when he got hurt, I told him he had to quit and he did.

2. Were you nervous before your wedding?
Dmitri: Yes. I worried about many things especially if I were making the right decision for both of us. I knew Brennen was young, but I could see how happy he was. Brennen didn’t have any other relationships, but he did have sex while he was an escort. I just hope he doesn’t venture out. I always worry about him getting bored. Mischa said that he’s glue to the inside of my pocket and he’s not going anywhere without me.

3. Could you share some memories with us from your wedding?
Dmitri: I made Bren sleep on the other bed the night before we got married. But I don’t know how long he stayed over there because I woke up with him beside me doing all sorts of wild things to me. On the day of our wedding, I dressed Bren in a matching tuck. He didn’t much like wearing it. He wanted to wear those God awful black combat boots of his and his sexy jeans. I said absolutely not. And as soon as we were back in the hotel, Bren stripped. And you can only imagine what he wanted from his husband. When he thought I was sleeping on the plane, he flirted with the flight attendants. The funny part of it when we were both awake, he accused me of flirting but I didn’t do it behind his back. We laughed. I’m not even going to tell you what that little nut wanted to do on the plane. I’ll leave it to your imagination.

4. Now that you don’t own the escort service, what are you doing for a job/income?
Dmitri: I run a few night clubs. I don’t need to work, but I can’t retire because I’m a workaholic.

5. What’s your favorite sex position?
Dmitri: I like Brennen’s facing me with his legs over my shoulders. I love to see him. I like wall sex with him, but Bren likes to be comfortable.

6. Will you ever consider opening another escort service?
Dmitri: NO! Bren might want to work there. No way. *laughing*

7. What was your favorite sex toy to use on Brennen?
Dmitri: Vibrating butt plug and the leather paddle.

8. What is your favorite thing about Brennen?
Dmitri: He is selfless, loving and willing to pleasing me in all areas not just sex. I love how he swipes his long blond hair away from his bedroom blue eyes. He’s beautiful. When he thinks he has something over on me and I find out about it, he becomes Mr. Innocent. I love the naughty look in his eyes when he is caught doing something he shouldn’t. He thinks he’s so bad, but inside he is all good. And lately, I like how he’s confident enough to argue with me. He does plenty of that but it’s mostly all play on his side. I love him because there is no other like him. He’s mine.
Mischa Dubrovsky’s Interview

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1. Mischa, how hard is it to keep track of Brennen?
Mischa: Easy. I know where he is and what he does ALL the time. He doesn’t change his schedule much. He doesn’t have many friends and stays home now that he’s married.

2. Mischa, any funny/embarrassing memories growing up with Dmitri?
Mischa: My big brother Dmitri was and is my hero. One time, I decided to try one of his cigarettes. Stupid me left the butt on my dresser. My father who was a huge, mean man found it. He pulled me by my red hair to the shed. We had this old shed in the back and he would discipline all of us boys in there. My hero Dmitri told our father he smoked the cigarette and saved me from a whipping. He always protected me. He was always there for me and still is today.

Release Party for Own Me. Join Us on Facebook! April 18th at noon.

Join us at Own Me’s Release Party on Facebook.

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Own Me by Brina Brady
Jealous Brennen deals with his possessive husband Dmitri. They both thought heir problems were behind them. Old boyfriends, ex-clients and Russian mobsters try to break-up the happy couple. Gay marriage is not always easy, regardless of all the good sex and love. Read and find out if they make it through their issues.

Big Trouble for our two men!!!

Chapter 1 Excerpt
As Brennen untied his black-laced boots in the hallway, he heard Dmitri speaking in Russian with another man. He couldn’t make out the other voice. Mischa had been the only male invited to their home. The other voice wasn’t Dmitri’s brother, however. The visitor owned a damn red Ferrari convertible.

 

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We will have other authors visiting. You can ask questions and have fun! I’ll be having a raffle for free books and some other authors will, too.

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EST Time Zone.

Yes, I live over here now.

Here are our guest authors. Have your questions ready.

Noon: Brina Brady
1:00 Eric Roberts
1:30 Delores Swallows(Jones)
2:00 Nicolas Bella
3:00 Sue Kellett (Victoria Sue)
4:00 Roz White
5:00 Nicole Colville
6:00 to 6:30 Joseph Lance Tonlet
6:30 to 7:00 Brina Brady
7:00 Larry Archer
8:00 Jessie Gin
9:00 Kethric Wilcox Author

Pre-order Jitters

Hi Peeps!

I have pre-order jitters.

I had to change my covers a bit.

Own Me is for pre-order here:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VDQLDZ6

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-ownme-1769278-354.html

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/533076

 

Here are the covers for the Rent Me Series.

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