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The Player’s Craft

The Player’s Craft

The Timony Trilogy Book 2

by Kell Cowley

Genre: YA LGBTQ Historical Adventure

The Borders, Scotland, 1601
Timony may have embraced his damsel in distress roles in Makaydees’ theatre, but at the close of their autumn season, the strolling players are thrust into a fresh unforeseen drama. On the run from the law once more, they flee into the deadly Scottish borders, where reiver gangs and rumours of witches have stirred up suspicion in all who dwell there. Astray in a lonely valley under the shadow of Quarm Castle, the vagrant actors are drawn to the gentry within its walls, seeing a chance to raise their theatre out of the mud.
Flitting between the role of lad and lady, Timony sets about wooing the castle’s inhabitants, determined to gain a writ of patronage for his company. But with his master, Makaydees angered by this reckless quest and his relationship with Rum fracturing due to a new fondness for Lavern, Timony risks becoming an outcast in his troupe, rather than their saviour. And that’s just one of the perils surrounding him, as wise women and mercenary men recruit the young player into plots of their own. Can Timony weave a web of deception around all of them? Or will he become tied up in a tragedy he can’t escape?
The Player’s Craft propels the reader through the next turbulent chapter in the life of this wayward Elizabethan actor after the events of The Vagabond Stage. With an extra pinch of magic and mystery, our gender fluid thespian will take on their most daring performance yet.

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The Vagabond Stage

The Timony Trilogy Book 1

The West Country, England, 1599

Timony is a born actor before he even knows the meaning of the word. A restless farmhand with a yearning for the wider world, he is already seeking escape when he catches his first glimpse of a band of travelling players. His dramatic temperament makes an impression on the playwright, Makaydees, who takes him on as his new apprentice to enact the female roles. And Timony soon learns there will be worse things to brave than stepping on stage in a frock and wig.

At a time when the law considers unlicensed actors to be no better than criminals, the players live in constant threat of arrest and are forced to travel in the same channels as more dangerous outlaws. While Timony is still struggling with his role as the girl in the player’s gang, he finds himself propelled on a journey through the Elizabethan underworld. After the troupe becomes embroiled with one of the most wanted highwayman in the land, Timony must learn to act for his life on a precarious road where disguise and deception may be his only means of survival.

The Vagabond Stage is a queer picaresque adventure novel exploring transgender identities in Tudor times, aimed at ages fourteen and up.

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Chester author Kell Cowley wrote and illustrated her first novel at age eight, telling the story of a runaway radish escaping from a salad bowl to explore the far reaches of the garden. She has been perplexing her friends and family with her weird stories ever since. She holds a BA in Performance Writing from the wildly experimental Dartington College of Arts, won a novelist’s apprenticeship with the Adventures in Fiction development scheme and is the co-founder of ‘Odd Voice Out’ press. When she occasionally closes her laptop or latest reading obsession to spend time in the real world, she will likely be found shambolically running a school library, attempting to act in local plays or eco-warrioring her way towards the apocalypse.

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The Willing by Lindsay Lees

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This is my post during the blog tour for The Willing by Lindsay Lees. In The Willing 15-year-old Gypsy Capone soon will be considered a woman. To save her body and even her soul, Gypsy chooses a dangerous path—to single-handedly confront this scary and unpredictable world.

This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours and the tour runs from 16 August till 5 September. You can see the tour schedule here.

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The Willing
By Lindsay Lees
Genre: Dystopian
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 14 June 2021

Blurb:
In less than a year, fifteen-year-old Gypsy Capone will be considered a woman in Ovoidia, a “utopian” city-state where every woman can be approached for immediate sex by any man, where curving architecture adds weird whimsy, sporks are the only cutlery, and true intimacy between the genders is a sign of suspect subversion. After all, if a woman just plays along, she’ll also do her job and have children, with the reward of a fine home in the “Communities,” where she and the other “Mamas” live together in harmony with everything they need. Right?

The irony: Diam and Isis, the two leaders of Ovoidia, are themselves females. Fun, yes! And just below the surface, perversely sinister. They personally execute these precise sacrifices by women to establish their “happy,” absurdly totalitarian utopia, and are backed up by their chosen army of male “crusaders,” enforcing a crime-free, fully controlled society.

Men are relegated to work in the “City” where they may “enjoy”—right there on the street if they wish—any woman they want and are welcome to satisfy their sexual and emotional needs at establishments called Gaje Clubs where only the most “gifted” among women are chosen to work.

Not surprisingly, in Ovoidia women have evolved until they feel nothing of sexual pleasure. But in Gypsy’s deepest heart, she realizes her own dark secret: she is the exception. Next she discovers to her horror that her secret, if known, could result in the ultimate punishment—genital mutilation.

To save her body and even her soul, Gypsy chooses a dangerous path—to single-handedly confront this scary and absurd world. She has the support of her allegiant sister Sadie and Miles Devine, a rogue, secretly gay crusader, and also “Doctor,” a morally questionable physician to help her. But none of them fathom the levels of paradox, incongruity, and twisted evil they will soon face, and the ride becomes something even Gypsy could have never imaged.


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Lindsay Lees is originally from Los Angeles and holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, and while growing up and later in college, she split her time between the two countries. Lindsay earned a B.A. in 2008 from Manchester Metropolitan University, and next an M.F.A.in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts. The Willing is Lindsay’s debut novel. She currently lives a quiet Southern life with her husband and a houseful of pets.

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Kiss of Fate by Louise Lennox

Nicole wanted to keep things casual with Ray after returning to the island, but a positive pregnancy test causes complications for them both. Can Nicole stop fighting Ray long enough for the two to have a second chance? Readers who love Kennedy Ryan and Nicole Snow will love Kiss of Fate by Louise Lennox, an unexpected pregnancy, second chance romance.

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The Carolina Lowcountry is sexier, because the beautiful Kiawah Kisses rule the Sea Islands with strength, spice, and sass. This summer, each friend will reconnect with a Gullah hometown hero and learn to love again. This is Nicole’s story…

When two lines appear on a pregnancy test, Hollywood’s top casting agent Nicole Mack knows exactly who’s to blame-Ray Baines! They’ve happily hooked up for two years now, so the positive result is no surprise. But it is a problem! Ray is back home on Kiawah Island; the very place Nicole worked hard to ignore after he broke her heart a decade ago.

Hooking up proves she no longer hates him, but she’s still mad as hell.

Ray Baines has terrible luck. He was NBA rookie of the year, before he got hurt. He was the hometown hero before he became a hermit. And he lost the love of his life, Nicole, to foolish pride and an ill-advised marriage ten years ago.

As a matter of fact, the only good thing in his life is Miracle, his daughter, and he refuses to complicate her life. So, when Nicole arrived in town two years ago to support a friend, he cautiously agreed to hook-up and keep things light. But now she’s pregnant and all bets are off!

Nicole Mack is his… Well, at least, she was. If she stops fighting him long enough; she always will be.

Kiss of Fate, book 3 in the Kiawah Kisses Series, is a steamy, small town, contemporary romance featuring a strong, smart heroine and the compassionate and sexy boy-next-door who recaptures her heart. Download it today and get ready to fall in love with your next favorite book boyfriend.

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Contemporary romance Author Louise Lennox is a hopeful romantic writing steamy romances full of heart and healing.

A Spelman College and Georgetown University graduate, Louise provides women with diverse and meaningful representation in romance novel pages. Not seeing enough women like herself headlining positive love stories, she launched #HappyBlackRomance; a community of readers and writers committed to the creation and sharing of positive romance stories featuring Black heroines.

Louise Lennox plots highlight the joys of Black relationships across the diaspora; pushing readers from all cultural backgrounds to admire them for their strength and downright sexiness. In her novels sparks always fly; the sex amazes; and the characters always leave the world better than they found it through their love.

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Descent of Ravens by AC Andrews

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Descent of Ravens
By AC Andrews

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Bel’s War, Book 1

The old covenant of the gods is broken. Will the world break, too?

When an army of vampires invades their home, Rio and Turi must fight for their future while the fate of an empire hangs in the balance.

The exiled son of an emperor, bitten and infected with the night-curse, seals himself into a tomb for eternity only to be awakened eight hundred years later by an awkward and anxious priest who needs his help saving their people. The healer Rio, a priest of Astara, is lost in grief and rage when war comes to Trosika. Yet he is drawn to the enigmatic vampire prince, pulled by a love that stretches across lifetimes. Can Philip help him save his religion from extinction?

A blind old woman gives Turi bones containing three spirit familiars. As the world around him falls apart, he must learn to accept himself and master his newfound necromancy in time to save his friends, his people, and his island.

How can they survive, when not even their patron goddess could stop the forces arrayed against them?

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Rio slept terribly.

He was given only a pallet in a storeroom with a handful of other new “servants,” and there was no ventilation or light except for a single candle. They were somewhere on a lower floor in the fortress, near the kitchens, although where they were, they could neither see nor hear anyone else.

When he did finally sleep, he dreamed of a dry place locked in darkness. His throat felt like sandpaper and his lungs like dust, and he choked and gasped for a single drop to wet his tongue. In his dream he was trapped, thirsting and hungering in the dark, screaming silently to get out. […]

When Rio awoke, it was utterly black in the storeroom. He could hear the breathing of the few other people trying to sleep in the barren room. As his eyes adjusted to the darkness, he realized that the door was open. He looked around, eyes straining, trying to detect any sign of a guardae in the darkness.

As quietly as possible, he pushed himself up and stood, making his way to the door dimly outlined by faint light in the passage beyond. He gingerly stepped over his fellow “servants,” making his way to the corridor. Once outside, he took a deep breath to center himself and considered his excuses for being up and about if anyone challenged him.

He wondered why no one was guarding them. […]

He walked, not really knowing where he was going. There was literally no one in the halls, and he couldn’t understand why.

His eyes detected something flitting across the field of his vision, a silhouette in the darkness, moving so fast he wasn’t sure that he’d seen it. His ears strained, but he heard nothing. He paused for a moment near one of the few lit wall sconces, taking comfort in the little light he had.

Without a sound, a pale face came into view just at the edge of the flickering light, distorted by fangs and bright crimson eyes. Rio froze, his breath caught in his chest. There was a reason the Ishima had left them alone for the night.

The nighttime guardia were not human at all, and were more effective than any soldier.

The vampire did not move to attack Rio, instead grinning and putting his finger up to his lips. He tipped his head to the side, his eyes wide and utterly delighted, as he stepped forward. He lightly moved into the light, almost dancing, stopping just in front of Rio, looming like a gleeful executioner. Rio froze, knowing that his only defense would be to channel Astara’s Light.

He also knew it wasn’t enough—the Light would disable his attacker, but it would not kill him. Mentally, he formed the picture of the temple door in his mind, preparing to open it. But the vampire only leaned into him and whispered in his ear softly.

“Run.”

Rio turned and obliged.

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AC Andrews lives in the upper-Midwest along the shores of Lake Michigan. He enjoys aquascaping, gardening, and reading M/M romances, epic fantasy, and urban fantasy. He brings a background in folklore and a love of the supernatural to his writing, working to transform the fantasies in his head into good (he hopes?) stories. His goal is to write engaging fantasy with LGBTQ+ protagonists.

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FEARLESS REBEL by Eden Butler


 

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Cold.

Cruel.

Fearless.

Ed Mescal had been all those things.

None of them fit.

Rebel.

That one did.

To the people who loved him, he’d been a brother. A grandson. A friend.

To Piper Warren, he thought, he’d been much more.

But lies that get buried are old and ugly once they’re unearthed, something Ed’s enemies are about to discover.

Now he’s back, freed from the past and ready to reclaim the life and love stolen from him.

If he can prove that even a rebel deserves a second chance.

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Careful research into the Native American culture and the powwow circuit was conducted prior to the writing of this novel.

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Cake Clash by Claire Castle & BL Maxwell


 

Cake Clash

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Having a successful bakery and cake decorating businesswas everything Chef Jos wanted, or so hethought. Until he was confronted with a past he’dhoped to forget.Finn Leighton has been granted the chance of a lifetime.To compete on Cake Clash, a realitycooking show with a cash prize that would help makehis dreams come true and allow him to makehis small business the bakery of his dreams.Little does Finn know that one of the celebrity judgesis his lost love, Josiah. When they’re faced withtheir past, both men realize there’s little pointin denying their feelings. Elated with seeing Josiahagain, he’s tempted by him, but also needs to focuson winning the competition. Caught on the set ofa fast-paced show together, they’ll both need to decideif love is worth fighting for this time. #lostlove#friendstolovers #baker #doublelife #estrangedloversreunite#gayromance #newoldflame#occupation #reuinitedlovers #theonethatgotaway

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Tutu (Malicious Gods: Egypt) by BL Maxwell


 

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Kit Nelson was thrown into the world of demons andcults as a child. He’s learned to depend onno one, and to do all he can to keep himself safefrom dark forces. If he wants to survive, hecan’t trust anyone else with his life. He knows whatthe demons who hunt him have in mind forhim, and he’ll fight it every step of the way.Tommy Smythe and his sister Lola have been fightingwhat they know is a rising tide of evil foryears. They’re prepared with all their paranormalweaponry, including the assistance of an

ancient god who has fought demons his whole existence. Tutu, the Egyptian god and Master ofDemons has chosen Tommy to be his vessel and his swordwhen needed to destroy any and alldemons.A new threat ripples through the dark underworld,one that will be felt across all mankind. Ademon has chosen one whose body he will use to returnto the land of the living. But only if Kit,Tommy, and Lola can’t stop him. Only Tutu has thepower and knowledge to protect them fromthe demon Rerek, and he also knows even with his help,this is not going to be an easy battle towin.

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Proving ghosts are real is something Jason Thomas had always dreamed of. Visiting the haunted places he’d been obsessed with since he was a kid, and playing amateur ghost hunters with his best friend Wade, is a passion that’s only grown.  As the years passed, Jason’s fascination with ghosts was too big to contain, and he’d drag Wade along to different haunted houses or hotels, always hoping to see an actual ghost.

Wade Rivers has always loved spending time with Jason, even if it meant he’d have to endure another creepy, supposedly haunted location. Before he knew it, Wade’s feelings for Jason deepened from friendship into something more. Unfortunately, so did his fear of the places Jason wanted to explore.

The chance to spend a weekend alone in a famous haunted house was too much for Jason to resist, and almost too much for Wade to endure. He knew going to the deserted house was everything Jason had ever dreamed of, so Wade tried to put his fears aside. But when strange things start to happen, admitting to Jason how he feels suddenly isn’t the scariest thing Wade will encounter.

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When Alek Belanov loses his family at four years old, his Russian mobster uncle raises him.

Now, at twenty-two, Alek wants nothing more than to find out who murdered his family and why. After Alek gets out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, his uncle sends him away to the Gay Protection Society, claiming Alek’s life is in danger.

Sexy Rafe Escobar is the head of the secret Gay Protection Society, and he chooses Alek as his personal charge. Rafe warns Alek that if he breaks security rules, he will discipline him. Alek has some slip-ups here and there, but he adores his protector and wishes to please him in every way.

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