Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Upcoming Release Announcement from Rocky Ridge Books

Coming soon: Two Bears and a Baby

Bear-165x244Sawyer and Dillon are back. Eden Winters wrote a mountain full of shifters, and P.D. Singer couldn’t leave them be. Some back and forth, and a new story emerged. All your favorite characters who run the Bear Claw Bar or live on Ballantine Mountain are introduced here, from Sawyer, the Urso, Dillon, the young, untrained bear shifter, to Brad, the fox shifter with a heart of gold and the libido from hell.
With a cast like this, you can bet that not only is their first story explosive, but that they have more adventures coming.
And you may recall Eden’s lovely Southern-flavored romance about possum shifters and small town politics. Too much fun not to stir some Naked Tails into the mix.
Now that story’s almost ready to share. Brace yourselves, because there’s more adventures coming on Ballantine Mountain.

A bear walked into a bar—and found a family.
The Urso of Ballantine Mountain intended to run a ragtag bunch of shifters out of his territory. Instead, Sawyer Ballantine found his mate. Once the lone bear on the mountain, now Sawyer shares his life and bed with Dillon, who’s still learning how to be a proper bear. Sawyer tells the stories of the First Bears, from whom all other bear shifters descended, but how did two male bears become the fathers of many?
The varied shifters of Ballantine Mountain coexist peacefully—Sawyer manages them with an iron paw. Yet danger lurks. The wolves have plans of their own, and they don’t include taking orders from bears.
Two bears, seven wolves, no contest.
If Dillon didn’t heave every time he smells bacon.
Two Bears and a Baby follows on from A Bear Walks Into a Bar but can be read as a standalone.
This short novel contains randy bears, rogue wolves, a bitey fox shifter, and a certain amount of morning sickness.
Coming soon!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Love Action/Adventure, M/M Romance, and a Fantastic Bargain?

Eight works from some of your favorite authors, all the suspense and  adventure you could want. And did I mention sexy hotness? All for the bargain price of .99 cents!

That's right, less than a dollar for some great summertime reading.



Burning Rubbers: Gritty MM Romantic Suspense

An Eight Book Box Set

Synopsis

Life gets interesting for friends - or enemies - who rise to the occasion and find that their feelings for the other guy are... complicated. Burning Rubbers delivers delicious suspense and dangerous romance. Guns are blazing, enemies are scheming, and both cars and lives spin out of control – and our intrepid heroes still fall for each other:
Table of Contents
1. "Flux" by Olivette Devaux
2. "Diversion" by Eden Winters
3. "Being Here : an M/M Novel" by Ada O'Flaherty & J Roxem
4. "Uniform Speed" by Devyn Morgan
5. "Treading Water" by Kate Pavelle
6. "What Happened Then : an M/M novel" by Ada O'Flaherty & J Roxem
7. "Spokes" by P.D. Singer
8. "Body Heat" by Devyn Morgan
Thank you for your support as you savor this great summer reads deal, and don’t forget to check out the authors' other works! 
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Fallen Angel Book Blast!


Title:  Fallen Angel
Series: The Angel of 13th Street 2
Author: Eden Winters
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Release Date: 2/27/17
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 63,000 words
Genre: Romance, Age difference, urban, rent boys, redemption, second chances

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Synopsis

Who can save the rescuer of lost souls?

For ten years ex-rent boy Noah Everett has fought the good fight, offering second chances to those still in the life. Now he’s cracking under the stress. What began as a two-man mission is now going corporate, meaning rules, regulations and inexperienced volunteers needing guidance in a field Noah makes up as he goes along. Who can he turn to when his mentor’s strength is all but gone and his lover is leaving for college—possibly for good?

Four years at State with a full ride scholarship will launch Jeremy Kincaid’s future, but his present includes Noah, Doc, and the closest he’s ever had to a family. And a meth addict who’s become Jeremy’s own personal mission.

An attack sends Noah spinning out of control. Jeremy has to find the way to reach Noah before the man he knows and loves disappears forever.

Excerpt

Noah slammed a case of beer down in the cooler and fished his ringing cell phone out of his pocket. Nobody called his personal phone at this time of day without good reason.  “Noah Everett.”

“Noah? Hey, man. It’s Chip.”

Noah emerged from the cooler, passed through the bar and mouthed, “I’ll be back,” to Mary behind the bar. He stepped out the back door of The Twelfth Street Bar and Grill and plunked down onto a dry spot on the stoop. The rain had finally stopped, raising the humidity to sweltering levels. If this call didn’t need privacy he’d have stayed in the cooler.

“Have you thought any more about what we discussed?” Given the phone call, the caller probably had. Trouble was, thinking alone didn’t seem to be getting them anywhere.

The casual, “Yeah,” didn’t bode well.

“And?” Fuck.

A long silence followed. “Well, my… my boyfriend isn’t a bad man. I mean, he treats me good and stuff, it’s just that I don’t like… I don’t like—”

“You don’t like him pimping you out to other men,” Noah finished for Chip.

Inside his bar, sixty-seven notches decorated a doorframe, signifying sixty-seven rent boys who’d left prostitution behind and started over someplace else.

Had Doc Cook carved a notch somewhere when he’d pulled Noah from the gutter, dusted him off, and pointed him in the right direction?

What the hell made Chip stay with the user? Noah should’ve notched him in at sixty-eight by now. Instead Chip sat on a fence, dreaming of a better life and fooling himself into believing he could have it here.

An exasperated huff sounded in Noah’s ear. “Yeah. Things were cool until he started arranging dates for me.”

Arranging dates? Noah ran his fingers through his short hair and blew out a breath. Motherfucking pimps. More like pimples on the ass of mankind.

Chip continued trying to talk himself out of seeing reason. “I dunno, maybe he’ll stop. I mean, I know he loves me.”

Loves me? Chip had strange ideas of love. He loves me, and we’re only doing this until we have enough money to go away and have it be just us. Noah had said those same words to himself once.

But “us” never happened.

Empty promises had sustained him through sleazy meetings that had started with come-ons and a handful of cash and ended with Noah grateful when johns did him in a hotel room so he could scrub himself raw after they left.

And some johns had scared the fuck out of him.

Chip would be a hot commodity in certain markets. Cute, in an innocent, boy-next-door kind of way, easily influenced, with an inborn willingness to please, and, worse yet, gullible, much as Noah had been many years ago. Chip might as well hang a sign around his neck: “Use me!” No way would the boyfriend give up such a low maintenance source of cash.

Noah began pacing behind the building, boots crunching against gravel. Every kid who called forced him to relive his own past, his own fuck ups.

Damn it all to hell! Had the kid known so little love in his life that he’d cling to a sick illusion?

“Do you actually believe he’ll stop?” Noah kept because I sure as hell don’t to himself.

More silence, a sigh, and then a rare scrap of reality from Chip. “No.”

Noah forced his voice calm when he really wanted to jump through the phone and fix the dumb kid’s life before it was too late. “From what you’ve told me, your parents are out of the question, but how about your grandparents? Or older brother?” Those were Noah’s first choices: stick Chip on a bus and let others with a personal interest manage putting his life back together. Second choice? Put him on a bus to a safe house; let those better qualified handle the details.

This time, no uncertainly colored the adamant, “No! Definitely not! I can’t go home.” More quietly Chip added, “But I’m not sure how long I can stay here, either. He… he talked to a friend of his yesterday.” Even through a telephone connection, Noah envisioned a shudder. “I don’t wanna be in videos.”

Oh shit. Videos. Noah slammed his hand against the wall. No!

“Charge extra for pictures, Noah,” Stevie had said. Noah’s pimp didn’t want to miss a buck, and every time Noah flexed and stretched, it was an easy extra that went straight into the pimp’s pocket.

 Bad enough how Noah had made his living without adding hard evidence. It was only a matter of time before Stevie sent him to a studio.

Noah couldn’t go back in time and save his eighteen-year-old self, but he could save Chip. If only the guy would listen.

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Meet the Author


You will know Eden Winters by her distinctive white plumage and exuberant cry of “Hey, y’all!” in a Southern US drawl so thick it renders even the simplest of words unrecognizable. Watch out, she hugs!

Driven by insatiable curiosity, she possibly holds the world’s record for curriculum changes to the point that she’s never quite earned a degree but is a force to be reckoned with at Trivial Pursuit.

She’s trudged down hallways with police detectives, learned to disarm knife-wielding bad guys, and witnessed the correct way to blow doors off buildings. Her e-mail contains various snippets of forensic wisdom, such as “What would a dead body left in a Mexican drug tunnel look like after six months?” In the process of her adventures she has written fourteen m/m romance novels, has won several Rainbow Awards, was a Lambda Awards Finalist, and lives in terror of authorities showing up at her door to question her Internet searches.

When not putting characters in dangerous situations she’s a mild-mannered business executive, mother, grandmother, vegetarian, and PFLAG activist.

Her natural habitats are airports, coffee shops, and on the backs of motorcycles.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fallen Angel (An Angel of 13th Street Novel)

Folks have been asking me when the sequel to The Angel of 13th Street will be released. I'm happy to say that I now have a date for Fallen Angel's return: February 27.

The story is currently available for pre-order at Amazon, and guess what? From now until the release day, you can reserve your copy for $2.99. On release day the sale ends and the price will be $4.99

So why wait?


Who can save the rescuer of lost souls?

For ten years ex-rent boy Noah Everett has fought the good fight, offering second chances to those still in the life. Now he’s cracking under the stress. What began as a two-man mission is now going corporate, meaning rules, regulations and inexperienced volunteers needing guidance in a field Noah makes up as he goes along. Who can he turn to when his mentor’s strength is all but gone and his lover is leaving for college—possibly for good?

Four years at State with a full ride scholarship will launch Jeremy Kincaid’s future, but his present includes Noah, Doc, and the closest he’s ever had to a family. And a meth addict who’s become Jeremy’s own personal mission.

An attack sends Noah spinning out of control. Jeremy has to find the way to reach Noah before the man he knows and loves disappears forever.


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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017!

Has another year gone by already? Wow! Where does the time go? It's been an eventful year. Writing-wise, there's been A Bear Walks Into a Bar (which won a Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), and the re-release of The Angel of 13th Street.

Personally? I became engaged, and next week will stand before family and friends (in full Star Wars regalia!) and take the huge step of joining my life with another's. Yes, the romance writer found romance. Who'da thunk it?

On a professional note, The Angel of 13th Street II, Fallen Angel Second Edition is in formatting for release, and a third, never before seen side story is in edits: Broken Wing, featuring minor characters from Fallen Angel, with Noah and Jeremy providing backup.

Also, Diversion XI, Reunion, is in the critiquing and betaing process. I'd hoped to have it ready by January, but Lucky won't be rushed. (And what was I thinking, planning a wedding so close to Christmas?!"

Along the way in 2016 I've met some new friends, hung out with old friends, and have the distinct honor of having several people I've met through my writing join me in celebrating my wedding and starting a new chapter in my life.

So, goodbye, 2016, and welcome, 2017. Let's be kind to each other, okay?

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

This time of year holds so many memories for me, both good and bittersweet, as I recall holidays past and those who live on in my mind.

If you've followed my blog for a while, you'll know that the song "Silent Night" has special meaning to me, and I'm especially fond of Lindsey Stirling's version.

In tribute to my sister, who sang this song with me so many times:


I wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday seasons, filled with love, family, friends, and great memories.

Hugs,
Eden

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Looking for a Holiday Read?

It's that time of year when I round up my holiday CDs, watch different versions of A Christmas Carol, and pick up some great holiday-themed reads. Due to the busy season, I'm particularly fond of short stories that I can read on work breaks.

The Match Before Christmas was written to be the kind of story I like to dive into at this time of year:


Candlelight, mistletoe, gaily wrapped packages beneath a trimmed tree, and someone to share it with. That's all Barry Richards wants for Christmas. Desperate for a traditional holiday, he creates a profile on "GetaDate.com," in hopes of finding the perfect man in a matter of weeks. One date after another goes sour, while all around him friends are falling in love, and Barry starts to lose faith.

The first snow falls and the world fills with seasonal cheer, all except for Barry, for whom time is running out. Facing the prospect of a lonely holiday, he tries just once more to make The Match Before Christmas.


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For more of Barry's dating adventures, check out Fanning the Flames, which picks up at Valentine's Day, and side character Otis searches for his happy ever after in A Lie I Can Live With, a Thanksgiving-based tale.



Fanning the Flames 

The man of Barry's dreams has gone from a sugarplum fantasy to sweet reality, thanks to the GLBT dating site GetaDate.com. Introducing a new boyfriend to the family and settling into coupledom aren't the easiest things in the world for a man with little dating experience, but the romantic demands of Valentine's Day are beyond Barry's imagination. His piteous cry for help brings all kinds of suggestions from family and friends. Fully believing he's found the perfect ways to charm his sweetheart, Barry isn't prepared to hear "Achoo " at every turn. Adam's allergic to what? And will sneezes and welts wreck Barry's painstaking plans for Fanning the Flames? 



A Lie I Can Live With 

A dating site profile faked up to make geeky gamer Otis Tucker more alluring hasn’t done much for his social life, so what does he have to lose by putting his real picture and honest interests online? His pal Barry swears there’s someone out there who will love Otis for himself, extra pounds and all. 

Handsome Garret Mims sends “I’d love to meet you!” but takes things so slow Otis is quite sure they’re stopped. Is it really a date if there’s not so much as a kiss between them? Maybe he shouldn’t worry about Garret’s intentions and just enjoy every platonic moment. Instead, Otis could work on finding the missing ingredient for his pumpkin pies before Thanksgiving. 

Garret’s up front in every way but one, and Otis may have found a lie he can live with. 


Why settle for one? Why not get all three?



Adventures in computer dating. 

What starts as Barry Richards’ desire for someone to share Christmas grows into an adventure in friendship and a little matchmaking of his own. Now the three-story set: The Match Before Christmas, Fanning the Flames, and A Lie I Can Live With have been combined into a single collection. 

Follow Barry and his friends as they navigate the tricky (and often bizarre) world of Internet dating, in their search for love. 

Contains the complete texts of The Match Before Christmas, Fanning the Flames, and A Lie I can Live With, which are also available separately.