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One Man’s Treasure by Kris Jansen

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Title: One Man’s Treasure

Author: Kris Jansen

Publisher: White Orchid Press

Copyright: 2013

ISBN: 978-0-9888816-0-0

Format: eBook

Genre: M/M, Sci Fi, Erotic Romance

Rating: ✭✭✭✭

Romance Level: ♥♥♥

Buy Link: Click Here

Description: Kane is known for his prowess on the battlefield. Unfortunately, that reputation has triggered the council of his native planet to ask him to breed. Kane is determined to only mate for love so he concocts a plan to fake a joining to another male before jumping planet and leaving everything beh

ind. He never counted on meeting a thief who would turn his plan into something more than a means to escape.

Jewl was just looking to make some cash. He never expected to come face to face with the warrior he was stealing from. Threatened with death if he doesn’t cooperate, Jewl agrees to be Kane’s pretend bond mate. But it will take more than just good acting for them to dupe the Warlord council.

As they spend more time together, it’s harder to remain indifferent. Will the possibility of love be enough to hold the two together?

Review: Jewl is a thief for the Rats Guild who gets caught in his latest job by Kane, warlord of the Bear Clan and White Knight of Aranoth. Kane is a man desperate to get out of marriage and Jewl is his only chance at freedom. Jewl reluctantly agrees, mostly at a chance to save his own life. Little do they know their paths were destined to cross. The attraction between them is nearly instant and they fall for each other in a hot and hurried pace. The quick attraction is explained through the Nano-DNA injected into Jewl shoulder as a way to fool the counsel into believing they are mated. The sexual attraction between them continues to grow even as they swear not to go any further than kissing.

Although Jewl and Kane make a pact to be together for only a week the attraction between them grows stronger with each turn of the page. Kris Jansen does an amazing job throwing us into a sci-fi world where Kane and Jewl unexpectedly find love. Jansen writes a delightful story with strong characters and a fascinating world of marriage politics. The sci-fi world is unique and takes us to planets where history meets the future on Kane’s home world.

It was nice to read a fun sci-fi story where the characters are put together in a ploy to fool a council. This is a fast love and quick read that will leave your heart fluttering for more. I highly recommend this book to any who like a cute and enjoyable sci-fi love story that show opposites really do attract.

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My First Contract

17947308-Rose-Close-UpI officially signed and sent in my first contract! I’m going to be published and I’m very excited!

It will be for an anthology that some local authors have put together. I cannot wait to start the process. This will be a wonderful experience and I want to learn as much from this as I can. I really hope that this is the first contract of many to come! 🙂

So trust me when I say if I can do it anyone can! Know that you can do it and keep writing!

 


Events Coming Up for January 28th-February 3rd

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Here are the events for M/M paranormal romance authors and releases coming up for the week of January 28th-February 3rd.

Author Events:

Bailey Bradford-Weekly contest for 10 ARe bucks at baileysplayroom. To enter, comment on any of her posts or send her an e-mail at itsbaileybradford@yahoo.com. Contest resets every Tuesday so you can re-enter every week.

BlackRaven’s Review Contests

The Jeep Diva List of Giveaways and Blog Hops

Writing Events:

Romance Survey-RRWReaderSurvey

GayRomLit Retreat-Atlanta, GA-October 17-20, 2013

Publisher Events:

Friday Frenzy! Every Friday Silver Publishing Gives Away Title

Weekly Free Downloads-Silver Publishing Short Stories

Dreamspinner Press-Contest Link

Silver December Giveaway!-25 Days of Christmas starting December 25th

Total-E-Bound Publishing-Pre-Order any book marked “Buy Now, Read Now” and read it Today – up to 4 weeks ahead of the official release date !!

Blog Hop Events:

Fools for Luv Blog Hop (February 1st-14th)

Love Is In the Air Blog Hop (February 7th-14th)

Vampires for Valentines (February 12th-18th)

Heart’s on Fire Giveaway Hop-(February 14th-21st)

Big Cocks and Shamrocks St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway Blog Hop-(March 17th-21st)

Upcoming Book Releases:

Buy Now, Read Now

Bailey Bradford-Wesley: Leopard’s Spots Book #8(M/M, Shapeshifter)

J.P. Bowie-A Highlander in L.A.-(M/M, Time-travel, Paranormal)

Kris Jansen-One Man’s Treasure-(M/M, Sci-Fi)

Monday, January 28th

Charlie Piersol-Caller’s Secrets-(M/M, Fantasy)

Wednesday, January 30th

J.L. O’Faolain-Scratch & Sniff: No More Heroes Book #2(M/M, Sci-Fi)

Friday, February 1st

Andrew Q. Gordon-The Last Grand Master: Champion of the Gods Book #1(M/M, Fantasy)

Havan Fellows-Wish Me Nothing: Djin Book #1(M/M, Fantasy)

Saturday, February 2nd

SJana Downs-Prince of Submission: Fae Scandals Book #1(M/M, Fantasy, Vampires, Fae)

Scarlet Hyacinth-Lover’s Obsession: Bloodkin #2(M/M, Vampires)

Petra Lynn-Shifting Gears-(M/M, Werewolves)

Gale Stanley-Collars and Catwalks: Tomcats #4(M/M, Shapeshifter)

Augusta Li-The Kitchen Boy-(M/M, Fantasy)

Sunday, February 3rd

Carolyn Gray-It Might Be Magic(M/M, Witchcraft)

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Life Happens! All release dates are subject to change.

Authors and Publishers: Please let me know any events or book releases you have coming up and I will be happy to add the information to my blog! Please send me any information at Ask Me Anything


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Events Coming Up for January 14th-January 20th

Brica-and-Talon-Profile

Here are the events for M/M paranormal romance authors and releases coming up for the week of January 14th-January 20th.

Author Events:

Bailey Bradford-Weekly contest for 10 ARe bucks at baileysplayroom. To enter, comment on any of her posts or send her an e-mail at itsbaileybradford@yahoo.com. Contest resets every Tuesday so you can re-enter every week.

BlackRaven’s Review Contests

The Jeep Diva List of Giveaways and Blog Hops

Writing Events:

Romance Survey-RRWReaderSurvey

Publisher Events:

Friday Frenzy! Every Friday Silver Publishing Gives Away Title

Weekly Free Downloads-Silver Publishing Short Stories

Dreamspinner Press-Contest Link

Silver December Giveaway!-25 Days of Christmas starting December 25th

Total-E-Bound Publishing-Pre-Order any book marked “Buy Now, Read Now” and read it Today – up to 4 weeks ahead of the official release date !!

Blog Hop Events:

Happy Endings Giveaway Hop (January 19th-26th)

Fools for Luv Blog Hop (February 1st-14th)

Love Is In the Air Blog Hop (February 7th-14th)

Vampires for Valentines (February 12th-18th)

Heart’s on Fire Giveaway Hop-(February 14th-21st)

Big Cocks and Shamrocks St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway Blog Hop-(March 17th-21st)

Upcoming Book Releases:

Buy Now, Read Now

 

J.P. Bowie-Night Wing-(M/M, Vampire)

Monday, January 14th

Alex Carreras-Xander’s Reluctant Mate: Aragon Book #4(M/M, Vampires)

Ariel Tachna-Lycan Partnership: Spin-off of the Partnership in Blood-(M/M, Vampires, Shapeshifter)

Tuesday, January 15th

Stormy Glenn-Unconventional Mate: Katzman Book #5(M/M, Sci-Fi)

Wednesday, January 16th

Lexi DeHalo-Mating Moon: Be-Were(M/M, Shapeshifter)

Thursday, January 15th

Lacey Denair-A Heart’s Need-(M/M, Werewolves)

Friday, January 18th

J Tullos Hennig-Greenwode: The Wode Book #1(M/M, Fantasy)

Saturday, January 19th

Scarlet Hyacinth-Bed and Breakfast: Bloodkin Book #1(M/M, Vampires)

Anitra Lynn McLeod-Renner Morgan: Seven Brothers for McBride Book #6(M/M, Vampires)

Caitlin Ricci-Pack Business: Pine Hollow Wolves Book #2(M/M, Werewolves)

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Life Happens! All release dates are subject to change.

Authors and Publishers: Please let me know any events or book releases you have coming up and I will be happy to add the information to my blog! Please send me any information at Ask Me Anything


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Stay warm for Winter Storm Gandalf! Happy photo Friday!


So over the D.I.D.!

Heart BookTodays writing Wednesday is on the hopeful death of distress. The D.I.D. is your typical “Damsel in Distress” or in m/m romances the “Dude in Distress.” I hate these stories. Yes, this post will be a pet-peeve rant that I hope writers will take to heart if not into their stories.

I’m tired of reading about the weak character falling into some ridiculous trap and the stronger character having to save her or him. The worst in the genre is usually heterosexual (HET) romance. I cannot tell you how many times I have read a story that started with a strong and powerful female until she found her love partner. Once she starts falling the girl turns into this needy, pathetic thing who can’t even tie her shoes without her man’s help or approval.

I’m not going to lie, the gay romance genre is just as guilty in creating this pitiful creature. I’ve read plenty of m/m stories where the “weaker” or bottom man is strong and powerful until he meets Mr. Right and then becomes a fumbling idiot.

I get if your character is clumsy and out-of-place. I get that she or he is the smaller and therefore a weaker character to begin with. I even get if your character is human struggling through a world of vampires. But what I don’t get is the dependence of your man (or in really rare cases of your woman) to get the you out of the mess you just got yourself into. Haven’t we grown past these stories?

Reading these stories I mostly just get confused. Why does love make us weak and dumb? Aren’t partners supposed to be equals? If a character got him or herself into the situation then she or he needs to get out of it on their own. Or if anything the two main characters need to get out of the problem together. See…partnership.

So create those strong characters, preserve that strength, and keep writing!


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