The Camino is OUT NOW!

Available Now! All Romance Ebooks, Amazon Kindle and B and N/Nook:

Purchase links:

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The Camino by A.J. Llewellyn!

An aspiring seminarian meets the man of his dreams on a walking tour of Spain. But how can he really be passionately in love with a man who has sold his soul to the devil?

know…handsome Jeb is a storm demon.

Each year thousands of people make a spiritual journey called The Camino, an ancient walk through Europe, crisscrossing through France, Portugal and Spain. When Antonio embarks on The Camino, he is one step away from becoming a transitional deacon, the final phase before becoming a priest, but feels his new-found desire for other men violates his chosen vocation. Even as he questions his ability to enter the religious life, his dreams are haunted by a handsome mysterious stranger who rouses his passions. On the journey he meets a fellow pilgrim, Jeb, who is questioning his own life and seeking answers. Jeb looks just like the man in his dreams…

Little does he know, the choices he needs to make in his heart are about to get more difficult…than he could ever have imagined. How can he, a man devoted to God’s work, possibly love a man who has sold his soul to the devil?

Publisher’s note: This book has been previously published, re-edited and re-released with Ai Press.

Just A Gigolo

Just A Gigolo is OUT NOW!!

 

Just A Gigolo
by A. J. Llewellyn
ISBN-13: 978-1-61124-488-5 (Electronic)

Ricky Marcel’s been in LA for eleven months, struggling to prove his dad back home in Bourbon, Kansas, wrong. Very wrong. Ricky has the chops to make it as an actor. He proves it every day, charming not only his customers at the restaurant where he works, but also the numerous casting agents he sees for auditions.

When he’s called in to read for a super-secret series, Ricky’s stunned to find he’s on the fast track to a fake reality show about gay gigolos. He’s been in the closet so long he has no clue where the key is located. But the fancy Bel Air pad that comes with his job, not to mention the money, influence him to go for it.

Then there’s Drake Hardy, a mysterious figure who is not only incredibly sexy, but the show’s producer. The attraction between the two men is immediate. Yet Ricky becomes frightened when he learns that Drake is a Dom. Can Ricky not only be a whore on TV, but Drake’s personal sex slave as well?

What’s a guy to do when he’s just a gigolo?

Pick up your copy today – here! http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/JustGigolo.html

The Man and the Voice Behind Phantom Lover

By A.J. Llewellyn

They say in Hollywood that your career is made by those you meet, not your qualifications, resume…whatever.

Some years ago, I befriended the charismatic actor Don Scribner. He was not only handsome, bright, funny and thoughtful, but oh, so talented, too. We used to talk boxing (we’re both fans) and after a stellar turn in the movie, The Cooler, Don penned a one-man show called Two Rooms in the Valley, which remains the most impressive tour de force I’ve ever seen.

I still laugh as he describes his first big movie, Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity…and cringe with him thinking about the terrible date he had with a woman who turned her nose up at his apartment…his two rooms in the valley.

Don writes like he talks. So descriptive. So real.

I was so taken by his self-deprecation and the emotion and humor in his performance, that I booked him to re-stage it for my local library. I’d known Don a long time but it was something else to see the way he prepared himself weeks in advance for this single performance.

The old ladies who relied on me to book authors for the Distinguished Speaker Series had been enthralled with the huge-name authors I’d been able to bring to the library. They were wonderfully supportive of bringing Don in with his show. I’d seen it and they trusted me when I said it was riveting. I hoped we’d draw a good crowd but none of us expected a beyond-capacity audience.

Our poor security guy was fending off latecomers for the entire ninety minutes Don told us the story of his life and career in Hollywood. He drew the biggest crowd we’d ever had. I was so happy for him!

When I wrote Phantom Lover and it was published, Don read it. He was very accepting of my choice to write M/M and very encouraging about my work. He said some beautiful things about my writing and the language…you know, the stuff authors long to hear.

Then he blew me away by offering to do the audio version of Phantom Lover. I was stunned.

Don did his usual impeccable preparation. He sat down with me in our favorite coffee shop and he asked me for exact pronunciation of all the Hawaiian words. He has a gorgeous voice and absolutely killed it in the recording of this sensual story.

Don is straight. I mention this because he didn’t balk at the full-on dialogue. When he finished recording the book, my brother put the chapters together, condensed and mixed it and I got some royalty-free music which he used at the beginning, between the chapters and at the end.

The final product was sensational. I gave it to my publisher at the time who put it on her website and Fictionwise. Then Fictionwise abandoned audio books and the audio book languished. Don asked me to give him a “character name” for his voice work.

And I did. We called him Donnie Don Don.

I finally found a great home for the audio book at Silver Publishing, with a fantastic new cover. I hope we have huge sales!

But I digress…

Don is finally allowing me to bring him out of the shadows and to identify him as THE VOICE!

Don Scribner is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood.  He’s having a huge surge work-wise and you can look forward to seeing him in the leading roles in the movies The Guide, Appleton, Newark County, and a bunch of other roles as well.

I hope we’ll also be seeing him in the movie version of his astonishing book, Who Killed Love, which has just been published.

 

It’s one of the finest books I’ve ever read. I’d say it’s a literary mystery with fantastic lines on every page.

I wish I’d written this book, but I didn’t.

To help my friend celebrate his huge achievement (he’s working on the sequel now) we’re offering  a special 20% discount on purchases of Who Killed Love. To sweeten the deal, if you purchase the book, I’ll send you a FREE audio copy of Phantom Lover.

What you need to know:

A synopsis for Who Killed Love:

Harlan “Harley” Saltz is a writer with a problem. He’s invited to a wedding. Weddings make Harley nervous. Especially when the bride is the woman he still loves…and she’s marrying another man.

Harley notices the details, the small moments that make up a minute, an hour, a single day. Losing Teri was his decision because, frankly, he couldn’t afford to keep her in the style in which they both feel she should be accustomed.

Life is full of ironies. She’s like the tax man, she gave and took. For example, she was the one who put the greeting card program on his trusty computer. He takes a long time to compose a proper wedding card for her. After all, what do you say to a woman who still has your heart but is walking down the aisle with some other guy?

And she took. Oh, yeah. She took. The love she gave to him…who killed it?

You can read an extended synopsis here:

http://whokilledlove.com/about-the-book/

To purchase it with a special discount code, go here:

https://www.createspace.com/4365039
20% discount code: HZFUM95W
Electronic format:
Send me a copy of  your online receipt/purchase confirmation and I will send you your audio book!

Back to School – You Could Win $100

By A.J. Llewellyn

I’m participating in a blog hop featuring a ton of great authors. I’ll make some fascinating points…or attempt to anyway, and all you have to do is comment for the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

It’s that time of the year when my brothers, cousins and assorted friends heave a sigh of relief and return their kidlets to school. Me, I fret when my dog is at the groomer’s for a couple of hours. Thank God my cats don’t go anywhere!

We do, in our country sort of take education for granted. Right now, there are kids all over the world denied an education – especially girls – so in this new school year, let’s be mindful of our freedoms to learn, to read, to write and to dream.

Having said that, I am offering up two FREE e-books. One copy of each of my upcoming re-released  Honeybone series books, Honeybone and Creed, newly updated, edited and with fancy-pants covers, coming to Amber Allure on September 5. There are two more books in the series, which will be released next year and then I’ll be writing more!

Dean Honeybone is a US Marshal who escorts a serial killer to Australia when their plane crashes. Only two people survive: Honeybone and Kaia Pendleton, a five-year old Aboriginal girl sitting in the seat across the aisle, whom Honeybone rescues.

When the dust settles, each body is recovered, except for the serial killer…is he alive? Is he dead? Honeybone, US Marshal won’t rest until he learns the truth.

I did a lot of research on these books and I love Dean and his emerging lover, Jean-Luc Sebastien. We could all benefit from the kind of loving Jean-Luc gives his man. Ah…at least he’s there in my dreams!

To qualify to win these books, simply leave a comment on this post. And don’t forget to enter the raffle for the $100 card – link below – and also please visit the blogs of the participating authors listed below:

Visit contributing authors and win free ebooks.

1. Allison Cassatta 8. V.L. Locey 15. Kendall McKenna – Love and Dog Tags
2. Tracey Steinbach 9. Eden Winters 16. Iyana Jenna
3. Remmy Duchene 10. P.D. Singer 17. Sharita Lira
4. A.J. Llewellyn 11. Madison Parker 18. Charley Descoteaux
5. Tara Lain 12. S.A. Garcia 19. Elinor Gray
6. DC Juris 13. Deanna Wadsworth 20. Morticia Knight
7. Jeff Erno 14. Sherrie Henry 21. H.B. Pattskyn

 

 


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Vampires Invade Waikiki!

They’re Baaaaack!

The first two books in my Waikiki Vampire series are out NOW! The entire series, plus some new books are being published by Amber Allure.

A Vampire in Waikiki can be found here:

http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/VampireWaikiki.html

Gay-for-pay porn star Jimmy Thunder doesn’t just have a double life, he’s got three. Just when he thinks he has all his big secrets under control, he discovers mind-blowing sex and the emerging feelings of true love with his gay co-star, Angelis. And it’s no fluke. These guys just can’t keep their hands off each other, doing unscripted, hot sex scenes that thrill their director, but for Jimmy, it’s actually one more problem he doesn’t need.

His most recent ex-girlfriend claims she’s pregnant, his current girl is fighting deportation, and just what is that deadly entity lurking in Angelis’ second bedroom? Jimmy knows an otherworldly monster when he feels one. And he ought to know, because Jimmy’s a vampire. Sleeping by day, hiding at night, Jimmy’s many secrets are about to collide in the sinister, dark side of tropical Waikiki few visitors ever see.

NOTE: This book was previously published under the ISBN: 978-1-55487-133-9. This reissued version of the book has been reedited.

 

A Vampire Christmas can be found here:

http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/VampireChristmas.html

Waikiki vampires Tem and Jimmy Thunder are happily undead and married, about to celebrate Christmas when their cat Moontime brings an unusual treasure to the door…a baby in a box. But this is no cute, cuddly kid. It’s a demon baby with red eyes and razor sharp teeth. Jimmy, hopelessly besotted with his hot and sexy husband, sees his new life of man-on-man fun being wrecked by this snarling, spitting, forked-tongued little incubus that has apparently won Tem’s heart.

With half of Waikiki’s wacky residents coming to Christmas dinner, what’s a devoted husband to do? Jimmy calls in all kinds of favors to figure out the identity of the kid, how he got to them, and how to ensure this will be a merry—not marred—Vampire Christmas.

NOTE: This book was previously published under the ISBN: 1-55487-203-0. This reissued version of the book has been reedited.

Books Galore!

Hey Gang, it’s been a wonderful couple of days with two new releases!

Man in the Mirror, sequel to the bendy, twisty twin thriller, Mirrors  I wrote with the amazing D.J. Manly was released and it’s zooming up the best-selling chart at Silver Publishing. Here’s the link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/man-in-the-mirror-ebook-p-1504.html?zenid=a78040a946919d19c2ac4dabeff3879d

Here’s the synopsis:

David was his first, and nothing will stand in his way to get back what belongs to him. Nothing!

Four years ago things had been very different. In trouble with the mob and suicidal, Aaron’s twin brother, Troy, needed to get rid of his life. So he’d handed it over to Aaron. And when Aaron’s impersonation of his twin brother was revealed, Aaron feared losing the man he loved, his brother Troy’s husband, gorgeous personal trainer, David Alvarez. But by some miracle, David had fallen in love with Aaron, realizing that Aaron was good and true, the contrast to his twin, and there was forgiveness. When Troy’s insane plot to let his twin take the fall of his screwed up life unraveled and it appeared Troy’s life was over, Aaron had hope that his life with David could truly begin.

Aaron and David now run a B & B on a beautiful Hawaiian island and life is great until the handsome and charming Randy Carlton buys the house down the beach from them. From the onset, Randy Carlton gives Aaron the feeling that he wants David. And he does.

Randy Carlton has gone to great lengths to get back what he considers to be his. He intends to let nothing stand in his way. He will have David at all costs… even if he has to kill to do it.

Don’t miss the exciting sequel to Mirrors by best-selling authors A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly!

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains moderate to extreme BDSM content.

– See more at: https://spsilverpublishing.com/man-in-the-mirror-ebook-p-1504.html?zenid=a78040a946919d19c2ac4dabeff3879d#sthash.WfqV2n70.dpuf

 

Speaking of D.J. we both have new books out with Amber Allure. Check out our Gay Gothic romances released with the Gothics Galore  PAX anthology – here are the five wonderful stories listed here. They all look so cool! Check out these reads by Lynn Lorenz, D.J. Manly, Deirdre O’Dare, Darcy Abriel and me!

Here’s the link: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/

And here is the link and synopsis for my story, Shattered by Fate inspired by Victoria Holt’s On the Night of the Seventh Moon:

http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/ShatteredByFate.html

Elvis Summers and his writing partner Holt have scored a fantastic gig—spending two months in romantic Buenos Aires while researching their old TV idol, Guy Williams, famous for playing Zorro and the futuristic, perfect father in Lost in Space.

What made Williams fall so deeply in love with Argentina that he gave up his acting career to move there in the mid 70s?

For years, the actor remained an icon as Zorro in Argentina, even though he died alone and under mysterious circumstances in his apartment in the lush neighborhood of Recoleta. As Elvis and Holt retrace the actor’s footsteps, history and gothic romance seep into their souls. Elvis meets a hot local named Joaquin, a man with his own secrets and apparent fears. Elvis falls hard and fast for the sexy porteño, but after scorching nights of passion, Joaquin inexplicably vanishes.

Elvis desperately searches for him even as Holt tries to convince him that Joaquin was obviously not interested, and that residents of Joaquin’s apartment building claim no such man exists.

Feeling the ghost of Guy Williams accompanying him on his sometimes-frightening search, Elvis is determined to find the man he came to adore. Or will he, like TV’s Zorro, find himself shattered by fate?

 

Happy reading!

 

Aloha oe,

 

A.J.

Contest! Who Wrote the Sex Scene?

Okay kids, to celebrate our new release, Man in the Mirror, which is zooming up the charts at Silver Publishing: https://spsilverpublishing.com/man-in-the-mirror-ebook-p-1504.html we are having a little contest right here, right now!

Read the scene below and guess who wrote it – me or DJ? The people who pick the right author will enter the draw to win a free ebook (winner’s choice for format) so good luck to all!!

xxx A.J. and D.J.

 

Excerpt from: Man in the Mirror

 

Troy took his opportunity and slipped inside the entrance. Quickly, he sprinted to the steps and ran up to the second floor.

Troytook out his leather mask and slipped it over his head. He knocked softly at the door of two-twelve, glancing around to make sure no one was coming down the hall.

Gregory answered the door.Troypushed his way inside and shut the door, locking it behind him. He looked around. What a dump! No improvement since the last time he’d stayed here—all the same, right down to the threadbare curtains and stained sheets.

“What in hell are you doing still dressed?” he barked, walking over and bringing the curtains together. “Get your fuckin’ clothes off now, you slut!”

Gregory quickly began to undress.Troyopened his bag. He took out a ball gag, handcuffs, cock ring, nipple clamps, and a scarf. He tossed them on the bed, one by one. He could see Gregory tremble in anticipation, as he checked out each article.

“Get on your knees on the bed!” he demanded.

Gregory did as he was told, all part of the games they played together. His cock was hard.Troyslapped it a few times. “I didn’t tell you to get erect.”

“Sorry, master.” He winced. “Aren’t you going to strip?”

“No. And don’t tell me what to do. I give the orders.”Troygrabbed Gregory’s cock and wrapped the strap around it. Then he gripped his arms roughly and forced them behind his back, snapping on the handcuffs.

Gregory almost fell forward on his face.

Troypulled him upright and slapped his face hard. “Stay still, fool!” He rolled his nipples between his fingers and clamped one then the other.

“Please,” Gregory begged, licking his lips. “Ouch. They hurt.”

“Good.” It had to look real. He stood back and smiled then went back to his bag and found the studded collar. He’d put that on later. He lifted the chains from the clamps to Gregory’s mouth. “Bite them. Pull up and feel the burn, baby.”

“Um, so good.” He closed his eyes, yanking a little on the chains in his mouth.

“Now, spit them out. I got a nice ball gag for you… and how ’bout I grease up a nice fat dildo for your ass? Ask nicely.”

“Please, master?”

“Say it.”

“I want a big, fat cock in my ass.”

“Um. Good.” He smiled, dangling the ball gag. “Open wide, slut.”

After securing the gag, Troy stroked his hair a few moments. He took his time greasing the dildo, running it across Gregory’s chest, touching his swollen cock with it, his nipples. “Lift up for daddy,” he ordered and placed the oily sex toy under him. “Sit on it, you whore. Pansy, pussy! Let your ass eat it, cop.”

 

Black Point: Re-editing a Much Loved Book

By A.J. Llewellyn

When D.J. Manly and I had our first collaboration successfully published five years ago, we were thrilled with the way readers responded to Black Point and our characters, Thomas and Matt.

As the series progressed, our readers told us – thankfully – that each successive book got better and better and that the stories were richly detailed and layered.

I was also shocked to discover when the rights to these books lapsed and we took them to the amazing and wonderful Mojocastle Press, that they were riddled with typos!

ACK!

I was astounded that though professionally edited, things had slipped through the cracks. It’s also interesting to note how much things have changed grammatically since we wrote this book in 2008. What, for example is with this mania for hyphenating everything now? Most of it is arbitrary and senseless. Some of it is a matter of style and many publishers I’m pleased to see, balk at hyphenating things for-no-apparent-reason.

Recently, I discovered www.grammarly.com which helps writers improve their work before the editor even sees it. I’ll admit, I write very fast and sometimes my brain moves more quickly than my fingers. I read back over stuff I’ve written and think, “Whaaaaat?”

When I first heard about Grammarly I was a little suspicious because I thought it might be yet another online tool designed to take money out of the hands of struggling authors – except, doggone it, this thing works!

I admit I gnashed my teeth when I ran sample paragraphs of a WIP through Grammarly. I got a 76% rating.

76?

“It’s a WIP!” I screamed at my laptop. “A goddamned work in progress!”

Then I examined the stats to the left and began correcting my spoken words. Is it goddamned? Or goddamn? Does it know what a WIP is? Can anyone see me screaming at an inanimate object here?

I suppose 76% isn’t bad, grumble, grumble, particularly since, with a paid subscription I was able to actually improve the paragraphs I ran through the system. I was ecstatic to find that Grammarly doesn’t have a mad love affair going on with hyphenated words and it actually seems to get my warped sense of humor.

But I digress.

Well, no, I don’t. The system picked up slang words and suggested more formal words. Good to know if you’re applying for a job say, like the President of the USA. Or you’re firing off a profanity-laced Dear John letter.

I am well aware of my penchant for overusing phrases and repeating words. I could put penchant in a sentence five times and quite like it. But my editors will yellow highlight penchant and infer by unspoken word that I need to pick just one penchant.

How unfair!

Reading over Black Point as DJ and I and our gorgeous editor and publisher, Stephanie Seckellick Kelsey finalized the galley, was bittersweet. I am glad these stories are available again both for our cherished and adored readers, and hopefully new ones, too. I am reminded of how DJ lives in Canada and spells things differently. Except for the word penchant. We spell that word exactly the same.

I can remember where I was in my life at the time we wrote this, both personally and professionally. I was trying to break myself out of the habit of overusing ellipses. But alas, I am far from perfect. I still have a penchant for those adorable little dots!

Whatever it is that YOU use to correct your grammar, I’m curious to know, what works for you? Have you tried any of the onine systems? What did Grammarly tell you if you tried the free test? DJ and I really want to know!

What things do you overdo in your work? Please comment to qualify to win a $30 Amazon gift card!

Penchantly,

A.J.

BLACK POINT

BLACK POINT is out NOW at Mojocastle Press!

http://www.mojocastle.com/black-point-book-1.html

The first of MANY of my re-released books written with the amazing D.J. Manly coming to Mojocastle Press is LIVE! For our readers who love these stories of Thomas and Matt, these books have been re-edited and more stories will be coming soon.

For those who haven’t read these much-loved tales yet, now’s your chance!

About the story…

Matt greatly admires Rose, the top male/male erotic writer in America. Just as Matt and Rose start to develop genuine feelings for each other via frequent emails and online chats, Rose sells her latest book to a big Hollywood movie studio.

Matt is as ecstatic as she is, but also increasingly shocked and bewildered by his developing feelings for this woman he has never met, because he is gay. Rose too, has sexual fantasies about the hot new writer who writes for the same publishing company, but it’s not confusing at all to “her”…she’s a gay male.However, Rose, a.k.a. Thomas, is sternly warned by her publisher not to reveal his true identity to the man he is falling hard and fast for.

It seems like an improbable romance … or is it true love? Will their dreams be fulfilled or shattered when they finally meet at a romance writers’ conference in Honolulu at the exotic, mysterious and utterly romantic BLACK POINT…

– See more at: http://www.mojocastle.com/black-point-book-1.html#sthash.oUhRbXZi.dpuf

 

THE CRIMSON CAT is OUT NOW!!!

The Crimson Cat 
by A. J. Llewellyn & D. J. Manly 

ISBN-13: 978-1-61124-444-1 (Electronic) 

When Tomi Hadley and his brother, Ren, make fun of their Japanese-born mom’s annual Setsubun bean-throwing celebrations, she’s furious. She warns them that their ridicule of her folkloric beliefs could be deadly. As if to prove her words, shortly after leaving her house, the two men are almost killed in a car accident by a hit-and-run driver.

Tomi’s whole world collapses. Worried about his brother, whose injuries are severe, Tomi struggles to put the pieces of his life back together. This is nearly impossible, however, since he loses his dream job due to his inability to work, and then there’s his mom’s insistence that oni, Japanese demons, caused the collision.

But one day, when Tomi sees a man washing his car on the street, he realizes it’s the same vehicle that caused the accident—a classic red sports car called a Crimson Cat. And the driver, the surprisingly handsome attorney Dusty Grayson, seems to be a man of hidden depth and many, many secrets…

Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Mystery / Suspense / Thriller 
Heat Level: 
Length: Novella (18k words)

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