We’re so pleased to have author Anna Zabo joining us today on the tour for their new novel, Syncopation, book one in the Twisted Wishes series. They’re sharing some kinky book recs with us today, and there’s also a giveaway so be sure to check out the Rafflecopter widget to enter.
Five Favorite Kinky Romances (in no particular order, except the last one)
The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
I don’t know if anyone can make a list of BDSM romances and not include the Original Sinners series. The Siren is the first book, and yes, it’s M/F at first, but the whole thing is queer and wonderful. So go forth and read.
For Real by Alexis Hall
For Real book won a RITA for a reason. Lush and wonderful prose and kink that is hard and lovely and emotional. A young Dom and an older sub. It’s a book about finding yourself and each other and two different ages.
Catalyst by Kris Ripper
Catalyst is the first book of the Scientific Method universe, which isn’t a romance per se, except I think it totally is. It just takes multiple books to get there. It’s poly and queer and about finding family and how relationships change and move and become more. Or less sometimes. But through it all (and even in the spin off New Years books) there’s a romantic dance between Hugh, Truman, and Will. I don’t think we’ve seen the end of it, either.
Out of Focus, LA Witt
Out of Focus one is m/m/m between long time partnered Doms and the photographer they both fall for. The kink is sexy and hot, and the emotions strong. I love the dynamic of two Doms in love being poly and playing together to find what they both need. Even better when they fall for the same man. This one has stuck with me for years and years, and there’s even a little homage to this book in Due Diligence.
The last book (or rather series) I want to mention is the Sleeping Beauty series by Anne Rice writing as A. N. Roquelaure. It’s not so much a favorite as it was foundational. The kink is unrealistic and generally non-consensual, but these were some of the first books I read with BDSM and the first books I read that had sex scenes between two men. I was in college at the time (so probably 19 or 20 years old) and I became aware of aspects of my sexuality through reading those books. They had me looking for more (and better) books and information, so I’m including them here for being a window into kink and m/m.
About the Book
Series: Twisted Wishes: Book One
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date (Ebook): April 9, 2018
Length (Print & Ebook): 104,000 words or ~295 pages
Subgenre: contemporary romance; m/m romance
Includes: Rockstars, BDSM, Angst, Pansexual/bisexual, Aromantic
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Blurb: There’s no resisting the thrum of temptation in this male/male rock-star romance from genre-favorite author Anna Zabo!
Twisted Wishes front man Ray Van Zeller is in one hell of a tight spot. After a heated confrontation with his bandmate goes viral, Ray is hit with a PR nightmare the fledgling band so doesn’t need. But his problems only multiply when they snag a talented new drummer—insufferably sexy Zavier Demos, the high school crush Ray barely survived.
Zavier’s kept a casual eye on Twisted Wishes for years, and lately, he likes what he sees. What he doesn’t like is how out of control Ray seems—something Zavier’s aching to correct after their first pulse-pounding encounter. If Ray’s up for the challenge.
Despite the prospect of a glorious sexual encore, Ray is reluctant to trust Zavier with his band—or his heart. And Zavier has always had big dreams; this gig was supposed to be temporary. But touring together has opened their eyes to new passions and new possibilities, making them rethink their commitments, both to the band and to each other.
“Who the hell is auditioning?”
Smooth voice, like those images of melted chocolate in commercials. Vaguely familiar, too. Tingles ran down both of Ray’s legs, and he rotated toward the door.
There, leaning against the frame, was Zavier Demos. Older, improbably hotter, and still as perfect as ever.
Fucker flashed a gorgeous smile. “Nice to see you, too, Ray.”
No wonder Dom hadn’t put him on the list. Ray would have crossed his name right back off due the lingering anger from high school. Zavier had been everything he’d wanted to be. Born with rock-star looks and a rock-star name, and a musical prodigy to boot. Fucking asshole had laughed all those years ago when Ray had asked him to join his first band.
About the Author
Anna Zabo writes contemporary and paranormal romance for all colors of the rainbow. They live and work in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which isn’t nearly as boring as most people think.
Anna grew up in the wilds of suburban Philadelphia before returning to their ancestral homelands in Western Pennsylvania. As a child they were heartily disappointed to discover that they couldn’t grow up to be what they wanted (a boy, a cat, a dragon), so they settled on being themself whenever possible, which may be a combination of a boy, a cat, and a dragon. Or perhaps a girl, a knight, and a writer. Depends on whom you ask. They do have a penchant for colorful ties and may be hording a small collection of cufflinks.They can be easily plied with coffee.
Anna has an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, where they fell in with a roving band of romance writers and never looked back. They also have a BA in Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.
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