I’ve coveted Dar Albert‘s covers forever and I have a couple now including Mating Tomeo, my Hawaiian romance set in Honolulu in 1946. It’s out TODAY on Amazon!

I love this cover and this book…it’s a story that’s important to me. Japanese residents had a very hard time after WWII ended. Their neighbors didn’t trust them and many had been secretly forced into internment camps in the islands and California…Mating Tomeo is about how two men find their way to each other in spite of everything.

Thank you Dar for my gorgeous cover!


Synopsis: In 1946 Hawaii, Tomeo Yamaguchi harbors a secret that would be considered shameful by his traditional Japanese family-he aches for the caress of other men. Which makes it particularly devastating when Tomeo’s father hires a tanomoshi-a matchmaker-to find a bride for his son. Tomeo spends time with the tanomoshi, Shin Yamada, and as the men come to know one another, deep feelings emerge, the transition from friends to lovers inevitable. They fall into a clandestine affair, their hushed and hidden lovemaking as beautiful and breathless in their eyes as it is torrid in the eyes of others. More time spent worshipping Tomeo’s body means less time finding him a suitable bride. Shin’s forsaking his duty…but mating Tomeo is worth every stolen second.


OUT NOW! L’amante Fantasma – Phantom Lover #1 in Italian!!

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Il ballerino di hula hawaiano Bobby Kikawa nutre profonde fantasie verso l’attraente e misterioso Kimo Wilder, un kahuna molto dotato nonché kumu hula, cioè insegnante di questa danza. Bobby diventa ancora più fissato quando Kimo posa per un dipinto erotico intitolato ‘L’Amante Fantasma’. Progetta così di sedurre l’uomo, anche se questi è notoriamente etero, sposato e molto devoto alla moglie.
Rimasti soli dopo un’intensa notte di prove sulla Grande Isola delle Hawaii, Bobby riesce a persuadere Kimo ad abbandonarsi alle passioni fino allora troppo trascurate. Quando risveglia in Kimo qualcosa che nessuno aveva mai suscitato, Bobby teme e accoglie con fervore l’incredibile potere che l’uomo ha su di lui. Il leggendario danzatore s’installa nella vita del giovane, ma non tutti sono contenti della loro fiorente storia d’amore.
Le cose vanno da un estremo all’altro, tra l’indifferenza di familiari e amici. I due uomini sono pronti a sacrificare tutto l’uno per l’altro? La loro rovente storia minaccia non solo il matrimonio di Kimo, ma anche la sanità mentale di Bobby, quando scopre che l’altro è un ‘custode dei segreti’ nella cultura hawaiana… un uomo nato dal fuoco, una magia nascosta e oscura che gli antichi hawaiani chiamavano Lua.

Ma Ma Loa, A Vampire in Waikiki #3 is OUT TODAY!!

Ma Ma Loa, A Vampire in Waikiki #3 is out today on Amazon! $2.99 or FREE on Kindle Unlimited!!

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Waikiki vampire Jimmy Thunder is excited to finally have his cherished mate Tem all to himself. With their family members gone, and this being Valentine’s Day, he has one thing on his mind—some hot undead, man-on-man action. Except Jimmy’s life is never that simple.

Tem is troubled by bad dreams of the life he left behind. And Jimmy, the go-to guy for Waikiki’s undead denizens, is required to come up with a new Ma Ma Loa. But who, or what, is a Ma Ma Loa? Can’t a guy be left in piece to enjoy love’s most famous day?


Aloha nui,

A.J. xxx


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For many, the sins of the father visit themselves upon the children. But in Basho Loy’s experience, it’s the sins of his mother for which he has to pay.

Basho thinks he knows all his mother’s sins, since his mom is one sinister, mysterious figure. All his life she has been an overbearing figure he can’t emulate, and each and every day, he feels he’s failed her. Except now he’s landed a top job in Tokyo, working for the sexy, compelling Kanji Chang, and Basho believes his fortunes have changed. But Kanji also has mysteries and often gives off a sinister air. And when the two men tumble into bed, Basho is surprised when Kanji actually bites him.

Though the bite leaves no telltale physical signs, Basho’s whole body goes through changes. He can see and hear better. Sleep is a distant memory, and he has super-fast speed. He also views the world in a different way. But everything hurts, and noises are too loud, while his eyes begin acting weird.

And then things get even odder when Basho’s mother descends for a visit and spills the family secret. Is she nuts, or is the family’s closely guarded recipe for Stranger Rice not the only thing they hold dear? As Basho dreams of whiskers, he realizes his hot new lover sometimes has four legs, a tail, and a ferocious roar…


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It’s wedding bells in Waikiki! Can Mingo and Francois finally get hitched without a…um…hitch?

Of course not! Mingo McCloud, Honolulu’s hottest forensic accountant—okay, okay, he’s Honolulu’s only forensic accountant—attracts drama just getting out of bed in the morning.
On the day he plans to make an honest man out of Francois, everything goes wrong.
Mingo’s Best Person, his BFF Leilani Squires, goes missing, and so does her dog. Not only that, but somebody has just sent the happy couple a wedding gift that is not only ugly, but illegal and could land them both in the pokey…
And oh yeah, Benny Leonard wants to hire Mingo for an explosive new murder case. Today.
Security expert Francois is irate that his lover has accepted an art piece, the ugliest one anybody ever saw that is the center of a huge international scandal. Just who is the culprit who sent it? Who wants to see Mingo and Francois in stripes so badly? Is it Mingo’s ex, Kaolin Grace? Francois is determined to solve the mystery and get Mingo down that gardenia-strewn aisle if he must hogtie him to do it.

Eynhallow – My Mermen are FREE TODAY on AMAZON!

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Shaw and Innes are the lucky protectors of the remote Scottish island
of Eynhallow. A mysterious, rocky outcrop uninhabited except for Shaw and Innes, it is steeped in paranormal legend. When a strange man arrives by boat a few days before Christmas, they’re inclined to let him suffer the wounds he’s endured lost at sea when they rescue him. After all, he spouts a lot of misconceptions about Eynhallow’s most famous residents—the finfolk, a reputedly vicious strain of mermen of lore.

When Peter Colcross realizes his saviors are themselves finfolk and can shapeshift into human form, he is forced to rethink everything he thought about sea magic and what might have become of his wife who disappeared after leaving their Glagow home in search of Eynhallow a few years ago. He’s determined to find her because he’s read that finfolk lure women to their doom on the island. But these mermen are kind and caring creatures.

They’re also gay.

What is the mystery of Eynhallow, and will Peter ever discover the truth? And will he be able to forgive and let go of the past in order to move forward into the future?

WANTED: Mingo McCloud #1, now is Audio Book!


Wanted: Mingo McCloud, #1 is now available in Audio Book, narrated by the incredible Michael Dean!

Please click this link to check out the sample or to buy!

Publisher’s Summary

Honolulu forensic accountant Mingo McCloud’s lover has cheated on him again. To escape his heartbreak, a severely depressed Mingo moves to the North Shore of Oahu. Eager to start a new life and to forget, Mingo soon learns that Turtle Bay might be the home of big surf, but it also has even bigger secrets. He catches the eye of a mysterious stranger, Jason, a sexy lone wolf with a troubled, sketchy past. The two become embroiled in a tempestuous love affair that turns dangerous when Mingo discovers Jason is spying on him.

Involved in his first big murder case, Mingo needs all his emotional resources to help find a missing young housewife…yet his private life just turned deadly. He has no idea why Jason would be tracking his every move — or even who hired him. Determined to find the truth, he hires big black, bad French former mercenary, Francois, to help him…and discovers shocking truths: Mingo McCloud has gone from wanting to wanted.

©2016 AJ Llewellyn (P)2020 AJ Llewellyn

JUST DANCE!!! Available Today at Extasy Books!!!

I have a new release today! My sexy, funny Christmas book Just Dance is available now at
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I had SO much fun writing this twist on 9 Lords a Leaping from the 12 Days of Christmas. And I adore this sparkly holiday cover!
Irish dancer Tiernan O’Rourke is given the chance of a lifetime with a holiday dance show. Or has Santa just delivered yet another nasty holiday surprise?
Devastated when COVID cancels his touring show of an Irish musical, Tiernan O’Rourke is given a chance shot at a special Christmas show. His ex-lover, Asher Bryson, is the one staging the show and tells him it will showcase his shillelagh, but not the kind Tiernan assumes. This opportunity seems to be the answer to his prayers, or is it?
Asher Bryson had big holiday plans until the pandemic squashed them. He lands a gig to stage a late-night, outdoor Christmas dance show for charity. Desperation forces him to reach out to the man he loved and left, Tiernan O’Rourke. Publicly he makes fun of Tiernan, calling him Lord of the Prance. Privately, his feelings are something else. Can he and Tiernan look past everything and just dance?

Scott Bury: Author of The Children of the Seventh Son – OUT TODAY! WIN A FREE COPY!!


Aloha Gang! My da kine friend SCOTT BURY is one awesome author and he has a new book out, CHILDREN of the SEVENTH SON out today on Amazon!

Wanna free ebook? Just post a comment below and enter the draw to win! In fact, since this is Scott’s second book in his Dark Age series, I’ll give you a copy of the first one, INITITATION RITES,  too!

How do I describe it? It’s historical yet current. It’s a fantastic read! Here’s a sample:


The Children of the Seventh Son

Excerpt: Man and woman in the ancient city

By Scott Bury

At the end of an especially hot summer day, Javor and Calanthe went to the rooftop of their domus, seeking whatever breeze could be found in the great city.

They lay together on a couch, sipping wine as they watched the last of the sunset fade. Beyond the city walls, the calm waters of the Propontis slowly turned from golden to black.

This wine is so good. Mauricius must have brought it in from Crete or somewhere like that, Javor thought.

“You know, Javor, I missed you very much,” Calanthe said.

“You did?”

She squirmed around a little to kiss him on the cheek. “Yes, of course, I missed my husband. Especially in the last days before Andrina’s birth. And when the first pains came, there was no one I wanted with me more than you.”

“Did you not want the midwife? Or your mother?”

Calanthe laughed a little. “Yes, of course. And they were with me. But I still wanted you with me.”

“But I could not have been with you when the baby was born. That is what your father explained to me.”

“Well, no,” Calanthe admitted. She rolled over so that she was looking down on Javor lying on the couch. “But after all, my condition was your fault.” She smiled and kissed him on the lips. Javor tried to pull her body against him, but she giggled and rolled away to pick up her own cup of wine. “Where were you, Javor? You were gone for weeks. Did you have to be so long? To miss the birth of your first child?”

Javor looked toward the Propontis again. The sun had set, leaving only fading blue and purple glows above the horizon. Another hot day tomorrow, he thought. He sighed. “I swore not to tell anyone about my mission,” Javor answered. “All that I can tell you is that it was for the Church and the Empire.”

“The Church and the Empire? Is there even a difference?” She cuddled up against him again, squirming to find a comfortable position lying against him.

He did not know how to answer that, so he looked at the sky. The first stars began to glimmer.

“Javor?” she asked after finishing her cup of wine. “Will you have to go away again?”

Taking care that his wife would not notice, Javor touched his amulet through his tunic. It was still, quiet. No danger.

“Not for now,” he answered. “There is nothing happening now that requires my … skills.”

“Which skills are those?” she asked, snuggling more.

He leaned forward and kissed her hair. He inhaled her scent, sweet and spicy at the same time. He kissed her cheek, and when she turned to him, her mouth.

“Ahem,” he heard.

Javor looked up to see Gaetan standing near the steps that led down to the courtyard. He held a jug in one hand. “Will my lord require more wine?”

Calanthe gasped and sat up quickly, her hand in front of her chest, even though she wore a gown that covered her from her neck to her ankles.

“Just leave the jug on the table,” Javor growled. “Then leave us alone, Gaetan.”

The senior servant bowed just a little and put the jug on the little table beside Javor. He bowed again and walked off the rooftop.

Is he mocking me? Javor wondered.

Javor refilled his wife’s cup with wine. When she had drunk, he leaned in for another kiss.

“Javor, not here,” she protested.

He leaned closer and kissed her deeply. He pulled her closer, feeling her resist, then relax against him. “Oh, Javor,” she sighed.

He kissed her neck, pulling at her gown. “No, Javor, not here,” she whispered.

“Why not? It is too hot in the bedroom.”

“We are outside, Javor.”

“No one can see us,” he answered, kissing her throat, then moving lower. “Besides, anyone else on their rooftop now is doing the same thing.”

About this book

The Children of the Seventh Son is the second novel in the Dark Age series, which began with The Bones of the Earth.

The year 600 of the Christian Era is the darkest time of the Dark Age. Young Javor the Sklavene has settled in Constantinople, the last bastion of civilization against dark forces that have shattered the Western Roman Empire.

Wielding two special weapons made from the Bones of the Earth, Javor has become the favourite monster-killer of the secret Gnostic Order. As his young family grows, he is sent to distant, exotic lands to eliminate threats and learn more about why the earth is intent on destroying humanity.

Every mission seems to bring more questions than answers—until he finds the greatest danger comes not from forces from beneath the surface of the world, but from the very civilization he has been defending.

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About the author

Scott Bury can’t stay in one genre. After a 20-year career in journalism, he turned to writing fiction. “Sam, the Strawb Part,” a children’s story, came out in 2011, with all the proceeds going to an autism charity. Next was a paranormal short story for grown-ups, “Dark Clouds.”

The Bones of the Earth, a historical fantasy, came out in 2012. It was followed in 2013 with One Shade of Red, an erotic romance.

He has several mysteries and thrillers, including Torn RootsPalm Trees & Snowflakes and Wildfire.

Scott’s articles have been published in newspapers and magazines in Canada, the US, UK and Australia.

He has two mighty sons, two pesky cats and a loving wife who puts up with a lot. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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NEWS FLASH! Vampires Seen in LA’s Chinatown!

They’re back!

Those tortured vampires from BANPAIA are back in action!

Chinatown, Los Angeles. Young men are disappearing from their beds, sometimes vanishing as they cross the street with friends. The few witnesses who actually report a strange, mystical creature soon suffer memory lapses and die.

Yet the young men all return, one by one. They seem the same, but they are different. Strange things are happening all over Chinatown, as if an odd mist enshrouds it. None of the men who disappeared can say what happened to them.

Late at night, however, this legion of men, in love and lust with the one they call Banpaia, reach out for one another in the frenzy of their need. For Feng Li, a suicidal young man who feels he was saved by the legendary, centuries-old Japanese vampire, yearns for only him. For him, there can be only one to claim his body and his heart.

This book has been re-edited and re-released.

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