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Pre-order this story of forbidden Amish love!


 

Last week Amazon introduced pre-orders for indie authors — just in time for my new M/M romance! So without further ado:

 

a-forbidden-rumspringa-web-copyWhen two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?

In a world where every detail of life—down to the width of a hat brim—is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he’ll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else—something he can’t name.

Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters, and he can’t put off joining the church any longer. But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice, their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust. David shares his sinful secrets, and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith, family and community.

Now that they’ve found each other, are they willing to lose it all?

Find out September 3, 2014, at Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, Barnes and Noble and other online booksellers.

 

Can two gay Amish men find happiness together?


 

I’m delighted to present the cover for A Forbidden Rumspringa, my new M/M Amish romance, designed by the talented Dar Albert.

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Enter to win an advanced copy!

Until midnight EST on Saturday, August 16, comment on the cover reveal post at Joyfully Jay’s for your chance to win one of three ARCs of A Forbidden Rumspringa. Good luck!

When two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?

In a world where every detail of life—down to the width of a hat brim—is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he’ll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else—something he can’t name.

Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters, and he can’t put off joining the church any longer. But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice, their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust. David shares his sinful secrets, and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith, family and community.

Now that they’ve found each other, are they willing to lose it all?

Find out September 3, 2014, at Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and other online booksellers.

A close encounter with two sexy agents from @JaceyHolbrand


 
 
The Encounter by Jacey Holbrand


Evan ‘Zen’ Zenas is the top agent at The Agency and is known for his brusque demeanor. He’s also known to be tough on trainees. Those who find themselves under his tutelage usually don’t last long. When he’s assigned a new assistant, Seth Trivos, Zen’s faced with questions about
his past he’s not too keen on answering.


Seth Trivos knew Evan once upon a time, loved him even, but when Evan disappeared, he unknowingly broke Seth’s heart. Now, he’s in Evan’s world as the newest recruit at The Agency, and he’s looking for answers.
Will Zen chase away another new assistant because he doesn’t want to open up about a past encounter or will being forced on a case together make him face the demons he’s been trying to hide from?

 

 

Buy Links

Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-encounter-by-jacey-holbrand/

 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Encounter-Agency-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00LHAK0ZC

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theencounter-1561765-340.html

 BookStrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/the-encounter-mm

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/454908

 

 

“Zen! Get in here.”

Zen rolled his eyes at Chief’s voice booming through the phone intercom and pushed away from his desk. Leaving the comfort of his corner office, he ignored the “ooos” of his fellow coworkers scattered throughout the low-wall partitioned cube farm. He jokingly gave them the middle finger as he turned toward his boss’s office.

Owen “Chief” Krantz, owner of The Agency, wanted to see him, and it wasn’t because
he was in trouble, as those around him would like to believe. A new protégé was
in his future—if his earlier glimpse of the young pup coming to report for his
first day of work was any indication.

Another rookie.

The Chief loved to give him “the fresh fish.” He said if the trainees could survive
him and his attitude, they could survive anything. He couldn’t argue. The work
he did for The Agency was serious, and he expected others to take it the same
way. Unfortunately, a good portion of the new employees who came in didn’t.
They treated what went on with the cases as a novelty.

Stupid reality shows, making the search for the paranormal, supernatural, and alien
existence seem like easy fun. Real people had real issues. They needed to be
treated with respect.

Luckily, he did have a way of reading people and cutting through the bullshit, and most
people couldn’t handle his frankness. It’s the reason why his boss gave him the
newbies. He weeded out the nonserious adventure-seekers. All three “fish” he
had in the past year and a half left The Agency and went on to other careers.
When the third left, the guy said he was going to go work in his brother’s
kennel—the bitches there would be nicer to him.

So be it. Zen liked working alone.

Chief’s office door stood open an inch. Before entering, he decided to take a moment to
assess the situation. Always good to get the lay of the land before stepping
into something new. Peering in, he fixed his gaze on the recent hire standing
opposite Owen, who was sitting at his desk, and purposely eavesdropped on the conversation.

The new guy was already nitpicking his role at The Agency. His main beef: working
with Zen on assignments.

 

 

Jacey Holbrand believes love comes in all forms and should be celebrated. She’s committed to her muse and writing so she can share those kinds of stories with readers. Hot days. Sexy nights. Come play in her world. Jacey loves to hear from readers! Email her: JaceyHolbrand@gmail.com

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When two Amish men fall in love, will they risk everything to be together?


 

Less than a month now to the release of A Forbidden Rumspringa, my new M/M Amish romance! It’ll be available September 3, 2014, at Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and other online booksellers.

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I’m in the final stages of proofing and formatting, and I’m excited to get this book out into the world. Beta readers have been very enthusiastic about this story, so I hope you’ll like it too.

Joyfully Jay is hosting the cover reveal on Tuesday, August 12. Dar Albert did amazing work on the cover — I’m quite delighted with it. In the meantime, here’s a bit more about the story.

Meet Isaac and David

In a world where every detail of life—down to the width of a hat brim—is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he’ll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else—something he can’t name.

Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters, and he can’t put off joining the church any longer. But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice, their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust. David shares his sinful secrets, and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith, family and community.

Now that they’ve found each other, are they willing to lose it all?

More coming soon! A Forbidden Rumspringa: available September 3, 2014

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Want to be seduced by a sexy gay vampire?


 

Several years ago I published a paranormal short story with Torquere that’s now been out of print for a couple of years. (It was called City of Counts for the 10 people who read it, heh.) It was fun to dip my toe into the vampire genre, so I’ve revived it as a FREE download. Hope you enjoy this erotic M/M story!

Taste of Midnight_2Can a vampire give him a new lease on life?

Stephen Lewis’s days are as predictable and boring as the tax law he practices. That is until he meets Xavier Dumont, a mysterious and dead sexy younger man. After having his heart broken by his long-time lover, Stephen is going through the motions and burying himself in his work instead of following his dreams. But if Xavier has his way, Stephen will seize the day—and the night.

Download A Taste of Midnight FREE from:

Kobo | All Romance eBooks | Inktera
Barnes and Noble | Scribd | Apple iTunes

These sexy tennis players are getting action OFF the court!


 

I’m over at Loose Id’s blog this week talking about the inspiration for my very first book, Love Match. Hard to believe I wrote it nine years ago!

 

The only thing on Luke Rossovich’s mind is winning pro tennis tournaments. That is, until the day Jesse McAllister shows up in the locker room. Luke can’t get the young blond out of his head, and soon they team up on the doubles court. Before Luke knows it, he’s letting Jesse into his bed — and his heart.

Jesse doesn’t see why they have to hide who they are from the world, but Luke has been in the closet for years. He’s a household name with millions in endorsements to think about — no way is he going to admit to being gay. But as his secret relationship with Jesse deepens, the rules of the game Luke’s played so well suddenly seem to be changing…


Buy now:
Loose Id | All Romance eBooks | Barnes and Noble

Get hot for teacher!


 

Welcome to Cathia University, where school is in session! Nine of today’s hottest gay romance authors have crafted brand-new interrelated novellas celebrating everything wonderful about college, with over 200,000 words featuring sophisticated professors, sexy teaching assistants, ambitious grad students, and spirited undergraduates, all looking for the same thing: an A+ in true love.

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Annabeth Albert: Winning Bracket

Cassandra Carr: The Eloquent Jock

Dalton Diaz: Lesson Learned

Mia Downing: Switching Leads

Whitley Gray: Artistic Endeavor

Bianca Sommerland: Solid Education

KyAnn Waters: Private Lessons

LA Witt: Did Somebody Order a Pizza?

Sara York: The Dust Of Everyday Life

The Campus Cravings male/male bundle will release on August 25. Don’t miss out! Add Campus Cravings to your Goodreads to-be-read-list here.

Surrender to these military men!


 

I’m thrilled to be part of Unconditional Surrender, an M/M military men bundle featuring 15 novellas from bestselling authors including Cat Grant, L.A. Witt, Brit Blaise and Cassandra Carr.

Cover Reveal!

Check out the gorgeous cover from L.C. Chase:

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This box set will be released October 2014. More details to come!

Actor “petrified” to play a gay character? In 2014?


 

I felt like I’d stepped into the wayback machine when I saw Brendan Fehr’s interview about playing a gay character and kissing Luke Macfarlane on The Night Shift.

“In Episode 106, my boyfriend comes and I don’t like kissing guys, it doesn’t do anything for me. It’s really uncomfortable, but you gotta get past that, his story is bigger than that. The emotion behind that is so much bigger that that. I was scared, petrified in a lot of ways, but I wanted to push myself and see if I could do it.”

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Oh yes, it’s such a HUGE challenge to kiss another human being. As an actor, whether part of your role “does anything” for you really isn’t relevant. It’s so tiresome in 2014 to still hear about how uncomfortable straight actors are playing gay characters. No one talks to Matt Bomer about what a struggle it is for him to kiss women on White Collar. There are so many better actors who could have played this role.

Also, Luke Macfarlane is too good for this.