TREADMILL Self Challenge & What I #AmReading – Legendary Loves, Volume 2

📚 From Tuesday: The perfect man, what a silly, childish notion. And yet, in the darkest hours of the night when he found it hard to sleep, spending far too much time staring up at the blank ceiling like it might magically produce answers to all of life’s most baffling questions, he ached for something more. Especially as of late, yet what exactly more was, he didn’t have a clue.

RELEASE BLITZ – Legendary Loves Volume 2 – #Excerpt #Giveaway

📚 JMS Books’ Trios are themed collections of three gay romance stories by a trio of authors. Each story is available separately, but readers can get all three for a discounted bundle price.

Legendary Loves Volume 2 contains three paranormal shifter M/M romances just in time for Halloween! It contains these stories:

In My Arms Again by Nell Iris
The Murky Depths by Kassandra Lea
Weekend at Bigfoot’s by Addison Albright

INFO – Legendary Loves Vol. 2 – Release Blitz and Review Tour Info

JMS Books’ Trios are themed collections of three gay romance stories by a trio of authors. Each story is available separately, but readers can get all three for a discounted bundle price.

Legendary Loves Volume 2 contains three paranormal shifter M/M romances just in time for Halloween! Contains the stories:

In My Arms Again by Nell Iris
The Murky Depths by Kassandra Lea
Weekend at Bigfoot’s by Addison Albright

OPEN GIVEAWAYS – February 17, 2019

💖 A rundown of the open giveaways on Stories That Make You Smile as of this posting. 💖

☆ Snowed In: Nen and Anani by Nell Iris
☆ Enukara Series by Nina R. Schluntz
☆ Devil’s Bargain by Kathryn Sparrow
☆ Eagle in the Hawthorn by Sam Burns
☆ In Case You Missed It by S.M. James
☆ Hat Trick by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey
☆ The Cassie Tam Files by Matt Doyle
☆ Road of No Return by K.A. Merikan

🌸 Read the book blurbs and enter the giveaways for a chance to win: ebooks, an audiobook, a signed paperback, and Amazon gift cards

RELEASE BLITZ – Falling into Love by Kris T. Bethke and Nell Iris – #Excerpt #Giveaway

Falling into Love (Family Found 1) by Kris T. Bethke and Nell Iris Series: Family Found (book 1) Publisher: JMS Books Length: Novella / 34,305 words Blurb Liam O’Donoughue is happy with his life. He runs V Wilderness Adventures with his best friends, his chosen brothers, and gets to spend his days hiking in the gorgeous Adirondacks. What’s not to love? But when he meets Austin on a hike, he …

RELEASE BLITZ – Nobody Else’s by Nell Iris – #Excerpt #Giveaway

Length: 20,000 words approx. Publisher: JMS Books Blurb Mars enters Pisces, giving Beckett Cooper the opportunity to assert himself when it comes to a secret infatuation; his best friend’s younger brother Levi. But can Beckett trust what’s in front of him and be brave enough to take what he wants? With Venus in Virgo, people usually become more reserved, but Levi Byrne always takes the opposite road of what’s expected …

IN THE SPOTLIGHT – Angel and Firebird by Nell Iris – #Excerpt #NowAvailable

I was privileged to be able to beta read this one. Even that earlier draft was fantastic, so I know the polished published story will be amazing! Book Info Publisher: JMS Books, LLC Release Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 Cover Art: Written Ink Designs Length: Short Story – 5,285 words – 21 pages Heat Rating: 1 Flame Genres/Pairing/Tags: MM, Contemporary, Romance, Gay, Bittersweet, Tear-jerker   Synopsis Five years ago, Phoenix lost …

Treadmill Week 68 & What I #amreading – Promise Me We’ll Be Okay by Nell Iris – Role Model by Becky Black

Treadmill Goals/Tracking Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day Distance 1-2 miles per day Read the chosen book, which I won’t allow myself to read outside of my treadmill time, hopefully motivating me to reach or exceed the above goals (exception…at the end of the week …

RELEASE BLITZ – Promise Me We’ll Be Okay by Nell Iris – #Excerpt #Giveaway

Length: 27,000 words approx. Publisher: JMS Books Blurb What do you do when your past comes knocking? Six hundred and ninety-five days. That’s how long it’s been since Jude’s fiancé broke off their engagement. With the help of his brother and his all-encompassing love for music, Jude glued the broken pieces of his heart back together, but when his ex shows up on his doorstep late one evening, Jude fears …

Treadmill Week 56 & What I #amreading – Unexpected Christmas by Nell Iris – The Mistletoe Kiss by Ruby Moone – Secrets and Charms by Lou Harper

Treadmill Goals: Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day Distance 1-2 miles per day Read the chosen book, which I won’t allow myself to read outside of my treadmill time, hopefully motivating me to reach or exceed the above goals (exception…at the end of the week …

RELEASE BLITZ – Unexpected Christmas by Nell Iris #Excerpt #Giveaway

Although I love them all, if I were forced to pick a favorite from among the three Christmas stories Nell has released this season, this would be it! Length: 13,527 words Publisher: JMS Books Blurb Daniel Erickson stormed out of his family celebration after choking on turkey served with a side of bigotry. Utterly miserable, he reluctantly lets himself be charmed by the hulk of a man and gets into …

Whee! I’m a guest on Nell Iris’ blog today!

In case you’ve missed it, Nell Iris has been running a series of Christmasvaganza blog posts this holiday season. On Thursdays during this stretch she’s featuring her fellow authors in the free anthology, Make the Yuletide Gay. Today is my turn in the hot seat! She gave us a bunch of holiday themed questions to select from and a few fun word/phrase prompts in case we wanted to add a bit of …

Treadmill Week 53 & What I #amreading – First Flames by Drew Hunt – Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings by Nell Iris

Treadmill Goals: Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day Distance 1-2 miles per day Read the chosen book, which I won’t allow myself to read outside of my treadmill time, hopefully motivating me to reach or exceed the above goals (the only exception to this is …