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Title: Another Place in Time
Author: Tamara Allen, Joanna Chambers, KJ Charles, Kaje Harper, Jordan L. Hawk, Aleksandr Voinov, Alex Beecroft
Publisher: Self Published
Genre/Sub-Genre: Gay Fiction, Historical, M/M Romance
“Office Romance” by Tamara Allen
The post-war economy is at a standstill, much like Foster Wetherly’s life until he’s forced to do battle with irritatingly confident—and competent—fellow ex-doughboy Casey Gladwin for a position in their shrinking department at Manhattan Security Mutual.
“Introducing Mr. Winterbourne” by Joanna Chambers
Lysander Winterbourne appears to lead a charmed life. Handsome, amiable, and a renowned sportsman, he is the darling of London society. As far as Adam Freeman is concerned though, Lysander is just another spoiled aristocrat.
A wealthy mill owner, Adam has no time for the frivolous world of the ton, but when his younger brother becomes engaged to Althea Winterbourne, he reluctantly agrees to be introduced to society–with the Winterbourne clan’s golden boy as his guide.
Resigning himself to a few days of boredom, Adam is surprised to learn that there is much more to Lysander than his perfect surface. But will Adam have the courage to introduce Lysander Winterbourne to his own secret self?
“The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh” by KJ Charles
Lord Gabriel Ashleigh is a ruined man. Last night he lost everything at the card tables to his brother’s worst enemy, notorious gambler Francis Webster. Tonight, he’s going back for one more game. Ash thinks he has nothing left to lose. But Francis sets the stakes, and they’re higher than Ash could have imagined…
Two Regency bucks. One game of cards. Everything to play for.
“Unfair in Love and War” by Kaje Harper
Many men lost brothers overseas in the summer of 1944. Warren Burch was one of them. For months he still clung to his big city life in Philadelphia, but finally he’s made the difficult choice to return to his home town. Warren’s polio-stricken leg won’t let him serve, so the least he can do is be there for his mother, when brother Charlie never again will. Arriving home means a whole new life, constrained by the rhythms and prejudices of a small town. Fortunately, it’s made more interesting by the mysterious and attractive young man next door.
“Carousel” by Jordan L. Hawk
When a child goes missing, is it a simple case of a young runaway, or are more sinister forces at work?
“Carousel” is part of the Whyborne & Griffin series and takes place between the events of Stormhaven and Necropolis. It can be read as a standalone.
“Deliverance” by Aleksandr Voinov
This is a re-vamped, re-edited, improved version of “Deliverance”. It’s about William Raven, a templar, who thought he’d escaped his past. (Same character as in The Lion of Kent.)
Along with a foreword written by Alex Beecroft, enjoy these original short stories that make up “Another Place in Time”.
All proceeds from the purchase of this anthology will be donated to AllOut.org in celebration of LGBT History Month, October 2014.
What I love About M/M Historicals…
By Kaje Harper
One of the best things about the M/M romance genre in general is the wide range of the stories. Not every hero is tall, dark, wealthy and self-assured. Not every story has a damsel to be rescued. Our guys come from different walks of life, with different backgrounds and different flaws. The romances happen in shacks and mansions, studio apartments and back alleys. The plots range far and wide. I love the variety.
Another appeal of M/M is the built-in stress of having a relationship that may draw anger and rejection and even danger, not only from a segment of society but sometimes from family, simply for being between two men. I love emotion in my stories. The us-against-the-world, and the difficult choices forced on the characters, heighten the emotions.
For me, historical stories only add to those factors. In historicals, I meet men who react in ways I don’t expect, driven by the pressures of their unique lives and times. I see surroundings that are unfamiliar, read plot points that catch me by surprise. The best historical stories immerse me in a new world, and challenge my everyday expectations. They teach me about the past and give me a fascinating view into a world I don’t know well. And yet, at heart, they keep a core of the deep, binding love that can happen between two people. They give me heroes to cheer for, in difficult situations.
In many historical settings, those situations are really tough. There have been (as there still are in some countries today) times and places where a man loving another man was at risk of prison, or even death. These guys have to hide who they are, to keep each other safe. Emotions are heightened, sweetness and love are deeper for the contrast.
Perhaps the endings of historical stories carry a lingering fear, because happy-ever-after is still at risk from the laws of the times. But then, even the happiest modern married couple can be hit by a bus, or an illness. I find the ends of these stories as satisfying as any other, and I come out of many historicals entertained, educated, and uplifted by the triumph of true love against heavy odds. I can’t ask for anything more from my favorite reads.
About the Author:
Jordan L. Hawk
Foreword by Alex Beecroft
Monday, September 29 – Sinfully Sexy (Guest Post – Aleksandr Voinov)
Rainbow Gold Reviews (Spotlight)
Tuesday, September 30 – Elisa Reviews (Guest Post – Jordan L. Hawk)
Cup O’Porn (Spotlight)
Wednesday, October 1 – Boys in our Books (Guest Post – KJ Charles)
The Blogger Girls (Spotlight)
The Novel Approach (Spotlight)
Book Pushers (Spotlight)
Thursday, October 2 – Love Bytes (Guest Post – Tamara Allen)
Attention is Arbitrary (Spotlight)
Smoocher’s Voice (Spotlight)
Friday, October 3 – Prism Book Alliance (Guest Post – Kaje Harper)
Boy Meets Boy Reviews (Spotlight)
Saturday, October 4 – Joyfully Jay (Guest Post – Joanna Chambers)
MM Good Book Reviews (Spotlight)
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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