Blog Tour – The Homecoming – J Scott Coatsworth




TH CoverTitle: The Homecoming

Author: J. Scott Coatsworth

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Cover Artist: London Burden

Length: 20,000 words

Release Date: July 29, 2015

Blurb: When his own world is destroyed, Aldiss and his crew barely manage to escape, leaving friends and lovers behind. What was meant to be an exploratory trip back to the home world turns into a mad dash for survival.

When they awaken from stasis on Earth, which was abandoned by humanity five centuries before, they must quickly learn about their new home. While exploring the region around the ship, Aldiss meets Hari, a shape-changer, whose people harbor secrets that might cost the crew their lives.


Hari reached the edge of the woods just in time to see Neru crouching to leap at the two-legs. Young fool.

He gathered himself and jumped after Neru, knocking him aside as his teeth reached for the two-legs’ throat.

Neru turned and snarled at him, backing away toward the woods.

Hari stood firm, ears back, hackles raised, and drew the corners of his mouth back to reveal his teeth. Back off, Neru.

The whelp shook his head and grinned with the brashness of youth, until Hari leaped at him and nipped his ear. With a surprised yelp, Neru turned his head, deferring to Hari’s strength. As you say, brother. There was a cockiness to Neru’s look that unsettled him.

The other wolf backed up slowly then turned to disappear into the woods.

Hari caught a glimpse of Mavi watching from the shadows. The old wolf snarled, and slunk off after her son.

What do you seek, old mother? Hari wondered, watching Mavi’s silver-tipped tail flicker into the darkness. It was clear where Neru’s courage and cunning had come from.

Hari turned back toward the two-legs. He was holding a strange stick, not unlike the one that Hari’s grandmother had shown him in the wolf dream.

But it was his face that caught Hari’s eye. He knew that face. The two-legs’ eyes were white-gray, and his jet-black hair was swept to the side.

Despite the danger, he shifted in the manner only a few of the clan are able to do in the cold. He grew quickly taller and less hairy but no less muscled, and stood naked before the two-legs.

They stared at each other for a long moment. Hari felt an immense attraction washing over him. He saw in his summer form that this two-legs was beautiful. His own body responded to this… man… in an unexpected way, seeing and feeling things his winter form could not. Hari leaned forward and sniffed the stranger, drinking in his musk. It smelled enticing. Strangely familiar.

He sensed the two-legs stiffen, and to reassure, him, Hari licked the man’s neck.

The two-legs was trembling now like a young whelp, so he tried something else. He took the stranger’s face in his hands and kissed him.

The shaking slowed, and then the man was kissing him back. Hari was hungry for him, like a starving wolf at the end of a long, hard winter.

It is not the time for this, the keh whispered in his ear.

He broke contact and turned away, ashamed that he was betraying his Clan, and for lust. An emotion of his summer form.

“I’m sorry,” he said to the two-legs, without looking back. “It won’t happen again.” Even he was not sure if he meant Neru’s attack, or the kiss.

He shifted back into his winter form and loped off into the woods after his pack mates.


Scott wrote a post for us about where the inspiration for this book came from…

My second stand-alone novella, “The Homecoming”, just came out in late July from Less Than Three Press. The story is a bit of a homecoming for me too.

I call it as my wolfman-spaceman story, but it’s really the story of one man’s return to the planet where his ancestors evolved, but that he no longer recognizes as his own.

It also represents a return to the first universe I wrote about when I tried to launch my writing career in my early teens and twenties. Back then, I created world maps, nations, timelines and histories, and even painted my own globe of this new world I called Antana, and I spent more time there some weekends than I did here on Earth.

The seed of “The Homecoming” was a short tale I’d planned about the end of a world, and the return to another one many had assumed had ended long before. I wrote it at a time that I planned to do a number of stories form that universe, but it never really got off the ground.

It’s something I put away for a long time, and only circled back to last year, in response to an anthology call from Less Than Three Press.

You know how sometimes stories aren’t ready to be told? Well, this one is finally ready, even if the finished piece bears little resemblance to where I started, so many years ago.

They say you can never go home again. Well, that’s almost right. You can go home again. It just may not be your home anymore.



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Scott has been writing since elementary school, when he and won a University of Arizona writing contest in 4th grade for his first sci-fi story (with illustrations!). He finished his first novel in his mid-twenties, but after seeing it rejected by ten publishers, he gave up on writing for a while.

Over the ensuing years, he came back to it periodically, but it never stuck. Then one day, he was complaining to Mark, his husband, early last year about how he had been derailed yet again by the death of a family member, and Mark said to him “the only one stopping you from writing is you.

Since then, Scott has gone back to writing in a big way, finishing more than a dozen short stories – some new, some that he had started years before – and seeing his first sale. He’s embarking on a new trilogy, and also runs the Queer Sci Fi ( site, a support group for writers of gay sci fi, fantasy, and supernatural fiction.

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Feat of Clay – Cover Reveal


My Men of London series is going great guns – pardon the pun. This particular book involves undercover cops getting tortured and shot, a private investigator who is tough and will do anything to help his lover through his ordeal, a car chase, graffiti, lots of hot steamy action, and of course, shots being fired. Of various kinds. Verbal, actual and of course….you get the drift.

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Imprisoned and tortured, undercover cop Tate Williams will find redemption in the arms of his boyhood friend, now lover, former SAS soldier Clay Mortimer.


Though they went their separate ways, Tate Williams and Clay Mortimer have been crazy about each other since their school days. Clay went into the SAS. Tate became a cop. Neither mentioned their attraction to the other. Both sought out danger. Both found it.

Imprisoned and shot in an undercover assignment gone wrong, Tate somehow survived…and found his way back into Clay’s arms. His old friend is now the owner of an elite investigation agency and everything any man could want: patient, handsome, commanding. And Clay knows what it takes to survive. But Tate can’t bring himself to share all his secrets, nightmares that force him to rebel against everything. He finds solace from his past as a graffiti artist, a childhood passion, but his demons drive away all who might care for him. Only when he faces that past—and learns that everyone has tasted despair—can the two men truly be brothers-in-arms…and more.

Take a look at the book trailer, I thought it was pretty edgy myself.

Feat of Clay will be released on 25 August. It will be available on pre-order as soon as I get the links.

Hope you enjoy this one !!


Revised Pricing!



Creativ Minds has a great new promotional schedule and price list, so if you’re looking for promotional opportunities, take a look at Sidney Lowell’s promo below.

Sid has always been a most willing and professional person to business with and I can highly recommend his services.

Originally posted on Creative Minds:

If you are an author – new or old – worried about doing a promo within your budget, your search ends here and now! Because effective 25th July, 2015, Creative Minds has revised its pricing chart to give promo opportunities to those authors who are worried about crossing their budget and yet want to get themselves and their work out there!

BLOG TOUR: 5 – 9 Blogs   – $25; 10 -14 Blogs – $45; 15 – 19 Blogs – $60; 20 – 24 Blogs – $70;

25 – 29 Blogs – $80; 30 – 34 Blogs – $90; 35 Blogs and above – $100

RELEASE DAY TOUR: $40 (10-12 blogs)

COVER REVEAL: $20 (5 Blogs); $30 (10 – 15 blogs); $35 (15 blogs or more)


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Help us help Coz make a difference


I live in Braintree and this incident claiming the lives of two young men was heart wrenching. Young drummer Coz Powell was killed in a tragic road crash last year.

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The story -click here to read the tragic news article

His mother, Gennie, is trying to fulfil Coz’ dream of helping disabled and mentally challenged kids by building an activity centre in his name. If you feel you want to donate or share Coz and Gennie’s story, please feel free. A number of Coz’ organs – his liver and kidneys  – were donated so others might live. It’s an amazing story in that Coz and his friend James Simmons, also killed in the crash, were huge fans of Bullet for My Valentine and the band actually has jewellery containing their young fans ashes to take on tour with them. What an amazing gesture.

If you want to donate towards buying the land to make Coz dream come true, this is the link.

Go Fund Me LandforCoz


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Guest Post and Giveaway: The Stripped Bare Anniversary Celebration Tour with Susan Mac Nicol



The Novel Approach featured me today as it’s the second birthday of my first M/M novel, Stripped Bare. They were kind enough to do a beautiful post for me, pop on an excerpt and share it around the place. I have to say a great big THANK YOU to them. Pop down and take a look.

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We are so pleased to welcome author Susan Mac Nicol today on her Two Year Anniversary Celebration Tour. It’s been two years since her first M/M novel, Stripped Bare, was published, and to commemorate it, Susan is offering a couple of ways for readers to win some great prizes. Click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for the chance to win THREE e-books from Susan’s published work OR the runner-up prize of a set of Men of London magnets.

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I have to say that although I published my first novel in 2012 – Cassandra by Starlight– an M/F romance that was well received but didn’t sell – I only really thought of myself as a proper writer when Stripped Bare was published in July 2013. It was the book that catapulted me into the genre through the support and generosity…

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Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?



Incensed. Insulted, Frustrated, Pissed as hell. I think this safely describes my reaction to this new move by Amazon. The internet giant is becoming too big for its boots and it’s about time it stood back, took a deep breath and listened to people instead of going full steam ahead and just making itself unpopular….read on to see what’s happened now in the crazy world of Amazon.

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A couple of weeks ago I read the third installment of a series I really loved. I will refrain from sharing the name of the novel and its author.

Like any reader, as soon as I finished reading, I wrote my review. When I tried posting it on Amazon (I did buy the eBook, just like any normal and decent human being would), I received a rather concerning email.

I will not share the screenshot of the email as it does contain the title of the book and name of the author. In its place I have copied the body of the email below.

Dear Amazon Customer,

Thanks for submitting a customer review on Amazon. Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:

Here I was, thinking I had included an…

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Only Human – An LGBT short film



My daughter’s short film. I’m so proud of her for this, It was filmed on a shoe string with home made equipment and anything she could get her hands on to film it. Determination, thy name is Ashley :) So the sound may be a little bad in places but it’s an awesome achievement none the less. And to everyone who took part- you guys all rock. Keep it up. When day you’ll hit Hollywood.

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I have not posted on this site for a while, and I don’t know why. I have been so busy with University and other stuff, that I completely forgot about this amazing site.

I though I would share Only Human with you. My first short film that I wrote, directed and edited, as well as pretty much everything else. I hope you all like it, cause I am pretty dam proud!

Two couples face the everyday trials of being gay. based on true events.

Twisted Smile Productions Present their second short film. Please share and like this video with your friends and family.


(All music within this film is used with permission from the artists you can find links to the songs and the artists profiles at the bottom)

Due to a lack of professional sound recording equipment some scenes may sound quiet and distorted.

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Blog Tour -The Eagle and The Fox – by Nya Rawlyns


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About the Book

The-Eagle-and-The-Fox-ebook-fullTitle: The Eagle and the Fox

Series: Snowy Range Mystery

Author: Nya Rawlyns

Publisher: PubRight

Cover Artist: Dreams2Media

Length: 93265 words

Release Date: June 9, 2015

Blurb: Kit Golden Eagle is running. From poverty, from abuse. Forced to live by his wits, the Ojibwe teen slowly succumbs to living a life of hate and lies.

Josiah Foxglove is given a second chance when he takes over his family’s spread in the shadow of the Snowy Range. A veteran of the Gulf War, he came back broken in body and spirit.

Marcus Colton buried his long-time lover and best friend three years ago. Lonely and still grieving, Marcus finds solace in keeping his business afloat but that doesn’t help him get through the long, dark nights.

Three damaged souls converge as violence wracks the small community of Centurion, WY. The town protects its own so when Kit Golden Eagle shows up, it’s easy to place blame on the stranger. It looks open and shut, but for Josiah and Marcus the facts simply don’t add up.

Something’s rotten in Centurion, something that smacks of a hate crime…


Marcus whispered. He wasn’t sure why he did, but it seemed appropriate, although his idea of stakeouts was limited to what he’d seen on TV. The actors always complained it was boring. It wasn’t, not if your stomach was tied into knots, and the whiskey you chugged in a fit of pique decided to revisit you in the form of acid reflux.

Josh hissed through the speaker, “Don’t know if we missed him, or if I’m farting in a stiff breeze.”

“Don’t mention stiff, Foxglove.”

Josh snorted, the sound rocketing through the cab and sending Marcus into a giggling jag. He’d barely gotten himself under control when Josh yelped, “Sunny bitch. I think I see the van. Damn fool’s coming down that mountain dark. Jesus Christ.”

Marcus warned, “Best not to start our engines until he’s made the turn and gets ahead of us.”

“Copy that. I’ll take point. Stay back. I don’t want you running up my ass if I have to stop fast.”

“You’re making it hard to concentrate, cowboy.” They’d been teasing each other, slinging innuendo like hash at a country diner. It had helped diffuse the tension.

Josh murmured, “Here he comes.” Marcus tensed, waiting. “What the hell?”

“What? What’s going on?”

“He just flashed his left turn signal.”

Marcus frowned, perplexed. “That’s kind of dumb. Why’d he do that?”


“Signal? Who for crying out loud? We’re the only idjits out here.”

“Maybe we aren’t.”

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Author PicNya Rawlyns has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science.

When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.


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MM Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt


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Welcome to the first annual MM Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt! 10 Days, 30 Blogs, and loads of prizes! The rules are simple: At each stop on the tour you’ll find a military themed picture with a word or words. Collect the words and figure out the secret phrase (HINT: It’s lyrics to a song). Once you think you have the correct phrase, enter it into the Rafflecopter at any of the stops.

One grand prize winner will be selected from all the correct phrases. Use the other Rafflecopter options to enter to win one of the runner-up packages.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

Our stop’s phrase is: Easy

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