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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Jessie Pinkham - His to Hold - New Release

I am delighted to have Jessie in the Lair again. Remember the lovely post she wrote a few months back for my series of LGBT tales? That was about her fantasy book The Dragon Keeper. Today I have the pleasure of showcasing her brand-new release, His to Hold, a Sci/Fi story with a terrific and fascinating premise:

"I've been a sci-fi fan since I discovered the genre in my teenage years when a friend introduced me to Star Trek. While Trek will always hold a special place in my heart, these days I find it hard to believe that in a few hundred years humanity could overcome so many of our baser ills. I love the idea of a world where freedom from want has elevated society beyond so many of our sins, but I look around me and can't see it happening.

That being said, there are reasons to be hopeful about the future, too. Therefore, when I first came up with the idea of empaths who bond for life, I set out to create what I believe is a realistic representation of this future universe. Empaths were created as a kind of slave class, and it took generations before they could win basic human rights. My series is set a century after empaths achieved legal equality, and there are still evil people who would use and abuse them. Despite this, empaths have made huge strides and there are plenty of fundamentally good people who are horrified by empath abuse.

This is a reflection of what I see every day. There are still far too many greedy, heartless people who will take advantage of and hurt others for their own amusement or profit, and yet there are also millions of decent, kind people doing their part to make the world better in ways big and small. It's human nature, raw and unvarnished, and we can only hope that with each generation, the good guys get a little more numerous or more influential.

I've carried this view five hundred years into the future, where they have genetically engineer empathy, interstellar travel amid and beyond a Human Union, and fancy drones. Despite the technological advancements, I have endeavored to show human nature the same as it is and has always been: a mixed bag we have to work with the best we are able. "


Are you curious? I know I am!





Love can be found when you least expect it… if you take a leap of faith. 

Cole Gallagher never intended to date an empath. Empaths bond for life, and they like to keep their bonded anchor happy, which is more responsibility and power over another person than anyone ought to have. Despite his lack of interest in being an anchor, Cole gets talked into to meeting a coworker’s empath cousin, and to his own surprise he genuinely likes the man. 

Aiden is everything Cole is looking for in a partner: charismatic, witty, cute, and a lot of fun. The catch is that he only has a few months to find an anchor, so Cole faces pressure to quickly make a lifelong commitment. When Aiden is attacked, Cole has to decide whether he will let his fears win and walk away, or take a chance on love.

Find His to Hold:
Evernight: http://www.evernightpublishing .com/his-to-hold-by-jessie- pinkham/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079 Z9KW78
Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/his- to-hold-mm
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/boo ks/view/794448

And follow Jessie:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/auth or/show/16835564.Jessie_Pinkha m

 

Here is an exclusive teaser, not to be found on Amazon or Evernight. Enjoy!


 


When the entire moon was a very dark brown, enveloped by Tusnua’s shadow, Aiden said, “You know I only have a few months left, at most, before I’ll need an anchor.”
Cole suspected he knew where the conversation was headed. “Yes.”
“I don’t like to be pushy, but I can’t afford to waste time.”
“I know. And I’m about ninety percent sure my answer is going to be yes.” The last ten percent was keeping him up at night, though.
Aiden’s shoulders relaxed, and he said, “I’m glad.”
Well, that answered the question of whether or not he was interested in Cole long-term.
“I’ve met a few other men, but I haven’t liked them very well,” continued Aiden. He paused to give Cole a brief kiss. “Not trying to start a heavy discussion. It was just weighing on me.”
“Seems like you have a lot weighing on you.” In retrospect, it probably wasn’t the best response to a man who’d just said he wasn’t trying to start a deep conversation. Cole really needed to work on thinking before he spoke.
“Yes. It’ll be better once I’m bonded. Still, we empaths always have more to deal with than the rest of you, though it has its rewards. Right now, I’m enjoying the eclipse, and I’m also taking in all the positive emotions: joy, wonder, fascination, and appreciation. I couldn’t possibly explain how great it is for me.”
“More than just a good show, anyway.”
“So much more. Not to say it isn’t a great show. We take the moon for granted most of the time, I suspect. It’s incredibly important in that Tusnua’s ability to sustain life without the moon would be questionable at best, at least human life, and yet we mostly think of it as a pretty orb in the sky.”
Cole said, “The rest of us, sure. Not you geologists.”
“And I’m not even a natural satellite specialist.”
The best part of talking geology with Aiden, by far, was the way his face lit up with passion for his field and his body language grew more animated. Even in the dim light his eyes took on an extra sparkle that was absolutely enchanting. Cole did his level best not to focus on his arousal, because it wasn’t the time or place, but damn, Aiden was a good-looking guy.
“Cole?” Aiden’s voice startled him out of introspection.
“Hmm?”
“You spaced out for a minute.”
“Just thinking how beautiful you are.”
Sometimes, blurting out whatever came to mind meant he said exactly the right thing, and this was one of those times. Aiden’s smile stretched wide, and he rolled onto his side to hug Cole. They fit together beautifully, and Cole was happy to keep Aiden’s warm, lithe body in his arms for a good long time.
“On the whole, it’s my understanding that we empaths are less visually oriented than the rest of you,” said Aiden. “I’ve never related to the importance my friends put on appearance. So while I appreciate that you’re a good-looking man, it means far more to me that you have a beautiful soul.”
“Nobody’s ever told me I have a beautiful soul.”
“You do.”
Cole suspected his heart was turning to mush. He squeezed Aiden tight and gave the man a kiss, once again doing his utmost to ignore the unhelpful suggestions coming from his cock, which had strong opinions on what he and Aiden ought to be doing.

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