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impact-winter-front-coverImpact Winter: Book Two

by S.M. Freedman

ISBN 978-0-9975427-0-7

Soaring Raven Press, July 1, 2016







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  1. Both The Faithful and its new sequel, Impact Winter, are books in a science fiction series about a group of psychic children abducted by a tribe of priests who conspire to use them as weapons against humanity. What inspired you to write a series that explores the themes of kidnapping, mind control, and psychic power?


“I’m only just beginning to realize how much I write what I fear: Losing a child, things that go bump in the night, the ‘end of days.’ Eventually I grabbed a bunch of those fears and forced them to join together by asking my favorite question, what if? That’s how I Fidele was born, an international organization run by a group of ‘priests’ who believe they have evolved … [Read More ...]

#Spotlight: S.M. Freedman & Impact Winter @SMFreedman



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A Hexworld Short Story

Roland knows he will never find love. Everyone views wolf familiars like himself as dangerous beasts, unable to rein in their savage impulses. He’s resigned himself to his fate—or so he thinks, until he meets the dashing Augustus Cao. His witch.

Gus is on the trail of a gang of thieves, and Roland holds an important clue. Even though they can never bond, Roland can’t pass up the opportunity to spend a night with his witch.

Can Roland conceal his secret, while helping Gus catch the thieves? Or will the handsome detective be the one to steal his heart?

Short story: 15,475 words
Genre: m/m paranormal historical romance



I love Hawk’s Whyborne & Griffin series, though I’ll admit I’ve had a harder time reading her two most recent series. However, I loved A Christmas Hex. There were several things that made Roland remind me of … [Read More ...]

A Christmas Hex (Hexworld #2.5) by Jordan L. Hawk @jordanlhawk #mm #review



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Thirty people. Two hours. Only the strong will survive.

When Riddle decides to put on a slave hunt, the Subs Club is on board. Tops hunting bottoms in the woods with paintball guns? Yes. Captives strung up on whipping posts, at the mercy of their captors? Hell yes. But on the morning of the hunt, nothing’s going according to plan. Miles and Drix are at odds over Miles’s reluctance to move in together. Dave is determined to show up D, who thinks Dave won’t last two minutes in the woods. Gould finds himself torn between obeying his master’s orders and living out a longtime fantasy. And Kamen inadvertently becomes a double agent when he aligns himself with two different parties.

By the end of the hunt, alliances will be forged and broken, loyalties will be tested, relationships will be strengthened…and someone will barrel roll. Narrated by ten different characters, Slave … [Read More ...]

Slave Hunt (The Subs Club #5) by J.A. Rock #mm #review @RiptideBooks @jarockauthor



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Politics, puppy dogs, and passion, oh my!

When his Republican opponent outs him with a photo in a Facebook post, Senator Samuel Dalton doesn’t have many options open to him. It doesn’t matter that the photo is totally innocent. He has no choice but to come clean… until his staff suggest putting a spin on it that leaves Sam reeling.

Sure, he’ll end up with a lot of sympathy, not to mention the possibility of more voters from the LGBT community, but it still seems a pretty drastic solution.

Now all they have to do is persuade Gary, the other man in the photo, to play along. It sounds so easy: convince the constituents of North Carolina that he and Sam are engaged.

No big deal, except for the fact that they’ve only just met….addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Double TimeTAGListening to Andrea LeeTAG

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The Senator’s Secret by K.C. Wells #mm #review @K_C_Wells @dreamspinners



Charlotte Heffington can no more ignore Wes Montgomery’s coercion into a short affair than she could forget the erotic experiences he gave her their one night together. After several exciting, pleasure-filled trysts, she starts questioning whether she would be able to walk away unscathed and accept the future her cousin has mapped out for her – or be left to crave the pleasures only Wes could give her. When Wes turns on her, she’s finally had enough of others manipulating her life and vows to take control of her future.

Wes swore off relationships after a betrayal left him bitter towards women, but he reluctantly finds himself drawn to a woman who looked completely out of her comfort zone when she walked into a downtown bar one Friday night. After caving to her inexperienced come-on and his uncharacteristic response, he spends an unforgettable night with her. A week later, a … [Read More ...]

Blackmailed (Virginia Bluebloods #4) by B.J. Wane #mf #spanking #review @BlushingBooks



Wylie has a secret admirer.

One of the biggest pop stars in the world wants to throw her influence behind his career and make him a star.
If only it was that simple…

The talented and vivacious Skyler KwyK might have more than music in mind.

Wylie already has a girlfriend. He fell in love with Holly McFadden at first sight, after she followed an ancient Scottish castle all the way to Branson, Missouri.
Holly is no ordinary girl. She sees ghosts. And because of her, Wylie sees them, too.

Back in Scotland, a deranged psychopath knows about the ghosts of Castle McIntyre. He was not sure who held the key to communicating with the dead. Until now.

Wylie is learning that the ghost sight is a blessing and a curse. Holly has known this since she was a little girl. What neither of them knows…

Is that some will … [Read More ...]

The Dark Stage: Wylie Westerhouse Book 2 by Nathan Roden #mf #review @WNathanRoden



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Is it better to keep some secrets locked away?

Matt thought his life was perfect, but he learns there’s no such thing when the man he planned to marry breaks his heart and leaves him holding the pieces. Needing to escape and lick his wounds, Matt heads to New England to spend time on his brother’s lobster boat. A one-night stand proves to him that empty sex does nothing to mend old hurt, and neither does running away.

So when Matt’s best friend, Luke, a firefighter, is seriously injured, Matt steps up, even if it means facing bigotry and ignorance. Luke has been hiding his feelings from Matt all their lives, and revealing them after so many years won’t make life easier for either of them. But nothing worth having ever comes easily….

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press, 2013.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Double TimeTAGListening to Andrea LeeTAG

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Three Little Words by Allison Cassatta #mm #review @allisoncassatta @dreamspinners



Taken by the Jakhua Clan as a teen, 194 was stripped of his name, his identity, and his freewill, meticulously honed to be a ruthless, soulless killing machine, trained solely to spill blood and stop hearts. This is a role he resents with every fiber of his being, but one he embraces to gain back the precious leverage the Georgians wield as their weapon of control: his younger sister, 152.

Mzia Kostava is in shock. After fleeing her mafia family’s massacre in Georgia as a child, Mzia lives in secret, hiding from her enemies in the dark shadows of Manhattan. At age twenty-five, believing all her family is dead, word reaches Mzia that her brother Zaal is very much alive… and living with their family’s greatest enemy: the Volkov Bratva in Brooklyn.

Yearning to be reunited with her beloved Zaal, Mzia risks her safety and anonymity for the brother she … [Read More ...]

Ravage (Scarred Souls #3) by Tillie Cole #mf #review @tillie_cole



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Elliot McKenzie is the king of reinvention. Five years after losing his job and his lover and almost going to prison, his self-help program, Charmed Life, is more successful than he’d ever dreamed. He thinks he’s put his sordid past firmly behind him, until he starts receiving cryptic threats . . . and realizes it might not be as over as he’d hoped.

Security expert Lennox West has been lost since a deadly skirmish in Afghanistan led to his forced retirement from the Army. His PTSD makes helping his ex raise their daughter a challenge. When his ex’s sister asks him to set her boss up with a security system, Lennox isn’t expecting anyone like Elliot McKenzie—a man who captures his attention and makes him feel relaxed for the first time since leaving the service.

But Elliott is dangerously stubborn. Even as the threats against him escalate, he refuses to … [Read More ...]

Friendly Fire by Cari Z. #mm #review @author_cariz @RiptideBooks



A voice. A medium. A haunted Scottish castle in Missouri?!

Wylie was this close to being “America’s Brand New Voice.” When his manager broke the law and fled the country with Wylie’s girlfriend, his one chance at success spiraled down the drain. Nowadays, managing a music store pays the bills while Wylie plays the clubs in Branson, Missouri. A new friendship, however, could change everything…

Holly can see ghosts. Ever since her family moved into a Scottish castle, she’s been able to communicate with the dead. When a flood kills local tourism and forces Holly and her uncle to sell the castle, she follows the castle’s ghostly inhabitants… all the way to Branson.

After Holly shares her “gift” with Wylie, the magic girl and the musician must team up to save the castle from a group of Branson ghosts out for much more than blood.

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Owner of Matey’s Tavern, a popular brewpub-tavern in St. Augustine, Florida, Derick Keyes loves his adopted hometown and job. He also harbors a crush on a pirate captain.

Tour guide for the popular Pirate Pub Walking Tour, Christopher Easton portrays a pirate captain as he takes visitors on a guided tour of St. Augustine, stopping at certain taverns for a pint of grog and tales of the golden age of piracy. With a little liquid courage, Chris breaks the cycle when he talks to Derick. Things change between them. Derick wants a chance for more with Chris.

During the Annual Pirate Festival, Derick creates a treasure hunt for Chris after “cursing” him. To break the curse, Chris must find four clues before the final battle on Sunday night. Only then can the curse be broken.

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

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Oliver “Ollie” Petroskovic’s life as an international supermodel was heading in the right direction. He worked part-time for his brother at his detective agency—Petroskovic Haven Investigations—and had just bought his dream house. But all that changed when he found his brother dead, a victim of PTSD-induced suicide.

Almost a year later, Ollie is trying to keep his brother’s business afloat, but can’t get his PI license. Then his brother’s best friend, Kade Alme, shows up, fresh from the battlefield after a close brush with death. Kade is looking for a new life, in more ways than one, and with PI license in hand, he’s exactly what Ollie needs to keep PHI running.

When one of Ollie’s childhood friends gets in trouble, Ollie feels he has to help. Kade insists on investigating if only to keep Ollie safe. Neither realizes the danger they’re in as someone tries to tear them apart … [Read More ...]

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Release Date: November 25, 2016

Travel off-planet for the holidays. Set thrusters to max with these steamy science fiction romance stories by eight exciting authors. Each SFR novella in this anthology delivers the perfect holiday gift–love–to warm readers during the coldest season of the year.

Included in Baby, It’s Cold in Space:

When Gabi Esser joined the Galactic Coalition Fleet Marines, she dreamed of seeing the universe. Instead, she’s sent to New London–the most backward planet in the Coalition–to protect one of its silly nobles during the holiday season. Now the duke she’s guarding wants her to pretend to be his date at several Christmas parties, and she’s more intrigued by him than she wants to admit. They can carry this off without falling in love … but only in their dreams.


#Spotlight: Baby, It’s Cold in Space Anthology @SFRomanceStars #teaser #excerpt



Best friends since childhood, Damien and Paxton are going on a college graduation trip of a lifetime to the jungles of Peru. Their adventures along the way will culminate in a night of consuming the mind-altering drug ayahuasca – the most potent DMT based hallucinogen known to man. Will the experience expand their consciousness and change them into the men society beckons? Or will the young men’s shadowy backgrounds turn the trip so dark that it will consume them and everyone around them?addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Tbird_s ThoughtsTAG

Wow, yes I hate to start a review like this but after finishing this book and taking a few days to figure out how I felt, wow was the only word that continues to come to mind.  The author is going to take you on a journey that will create nightmares and horrid after thoughts, and while that might sound like a book to run away from, … [Read More ...]

Ayahuasca by Jonathan Huls #review