Series Spotlight and Exclusive Excerpt: Club Raven Series by BA Tortuga, Julia Talbot and Kiernan Kelly

Calling His Bluff by BA Tortuga

After his twin dies in battle, it’s Patrick Daniels’ duty to marry his brother’s fiancée. Too bad he can’t make himself do it, and in his distress, he manifests a psychic talent that’s stronger than the tornadoes in his native East Texas. Then a mysterious man from a place called Club Raven steps in and sweeps Patrick off to the booming East Coast city of Baltimore.

Club Raven veteran Remy Blanchard sees Patrick and knows, even though Patrick is very ill, that this is the challenge he’s been waiting for. He nurses Patrick back to health, and begins to teach Patrick to control his talent. His methods might be unconventional, and Patrick might be new to the kinds of sexual games Remy knows best, but the two of them find something in each other that might be just as magical as the gentleman’s club where they meet.

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Exclusive Excerpt:
They’d been sent an array of rolls and cakes, glistening with nuts and honey and cream.

“The food here is remarkable. I crave their crab cakes.”

“I look forward to trying them.”

“Do you? We shall have to have a feast then, once we move to a private room.” Remy locked them back in and set the tray on a table before testing the waters. “What was your favorite thing to eat back home?”

“My favorite is a fried chicken with gravy. My mother’s cook made that better than anyone. I miss it.”

“Ah, so your maman, she didn’t cook either?” Servants were plentiful if you could afford them.

“No. She dressed well and entertained company.”

“Mine was the mistress of a very rich man.” When Patrick gave him a wide-eyed look, Remy shrugged. “Beautiful woman, my maman. Would have been a waste for her to be poor her whole life.”

He could see the confusion on Patrick’s face, then the dawning of realization. “My father is a very Christian man. He allows no sinners under his roof.”

“Ah. Well, I am a sinner for certain, bébé. I hope that sits with you.”

“You are my angel.”

“I’ve told you before, mon coeur, I am no ange.”

“Still, I’m grateful for you. Honestly.”

“Good.” He picked up a bite-sized piece of cake, with a tiny bit of cherry preserve on it, and held it to Patrick’s lips. Patrick opened up and took the bite, eyes surprised as he did.

Remy touched Patrick’s lower lip gently before drawing away. “Is it good?”

“Y…yes.” Sweet, innocent lad.

“I enjoy these most.” He picked out a crumbly lemon shortbread and gave Patrick that next.

“Lemon!” Oh, the joy there was lovely.

Oui, bébé. Like the sweets at Christmas when we were but children, no?”

“Yes. Yes, just like. Oh, now. That’s fine.”

“Shall we share the other? They brought us two, but I would give a bite to you.” Sharing, feeding Patrick from his own hand; these things were all a good start.

“You’ll spoil me like forgotten milk.”

“Never. I have plans for you, Paddy. Wicked ones.” Might as well be honest. Sweet Patrick would never believe it now, any road.

“Do you? Do you reckon to share?”

“My plans? Not yet. I think you’re still a bit weak.” He pressed the other lemon cookie to Patrick’s lips before moving in quickly to take a nip of it.

Those blue eyes were huge and, for a breathtaking second, he could see it all — pain and shame, arousal and fear, a young boy beaten for sharing a kiss in a barn.

Remy reached up to stroke Patrick’s stubbly cheek. “He will never harm you again, bébé. I swear it.”

That rumble of energy came again, fighting the dampening effects of the room.

“Shh.” He tested the art of distraction, leaning close again to press a gentle kiss to Patrick’s lips.

“You-You know you must never do that, don’t you? Someone will beat you down.”

“Who will do that here? The club is very discreet about such things.”

The wild-eyed confused look was at once erotic and so very regrettable. “I’m sure I don’t understand.”

“You will, lapin. I promise.” He smiled. The gathering power had dissipated. His distraction had worked.

“I feel a bit like I’ve been in a tornado, like the world has spun.”

“I imagine so. One more night in here, though, and you can move to a real room. Windows will help you regain your sense of night and day.”

“I hope so. I don’t quite know what to do.”

“I’ll help with that.” Remy knew now, just knew, that Paddy would take orders beautifully. The lad would serve on hands and knees and beg for more. Oh, the things Remy had learned on the Barbary Coast in San Francisco. He wanted to teach them all to Patrick. One delicious agony at a time.

“By the time you are finished with me, I’ll owe you my soul.”

Remy smiled into guileless blue eyes. “I certainly hope so, bébé. I certainly do.”

Happy Medium by Julia Talbot

Andrew is out to debunk Max as a medium, not make love to him…

Max Bellame is working his way through 1870s Baltimore as a medium, even if he knows nothing about spirits. He uses the power of his mind to move objects, convincing his clients he’s the real thing.

Andrew Meechum works for Club Raven, a gentleman’s club that doubles as a paranormal research facility. He sets out to debunk Max, only to be fascinated by the man. Can Andrew convince Max to take a chance on love, and to find his true calling as a medium, or will their personal demons force them apart?

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Wishful Thinking by Kiernan Kelly

Tony Brazzio, co-owner of Club Raven, Baltimore’s premiere men’s club in 1875, has a pocketful of cash and a chip on his shoulder. He’s out to prove to his co-owners — and himself — that he’s not a fluke, that anyone can be successful give the opportunity, no matter how poor his beginnings.

Bull O’Brian and Dandy Gilroy are two hoodlums from the rough streets of New York’s Five Points. They’re pickpockets by trade, and both possess psychic talents that make them two of the best. When Tony offers to bring them to Baltimore and give them the chance at a life of riches in polite society, they jump at the chance, if only to steal the members of Club Raven blind.

The best of plans rarely work the way they’re intended, and things swiftly go from bad to worse for Dandy and Bull. There’s murder afoot and a detective on their trail, and not even copious amounts of hot, sweaty sex can ease their fear or guilt.

As for Tony, he’s faced with admitting his experiment is a failure, something he’s loathe to do. It’ll take a great deal of persuasion, a little luck, and a lot of lube to make sure his plans for Dandy and Bull become more than just wishful thinking.

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About The Authors:
BA Tortuga
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting, and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.

You can find out more about her by following her online.

Julia Talbot
Julia Talbot lives in the great Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Samhain Publishing, Dreamspinner Press and Changeling Press. She believes in stories that leave a mark, and that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved.

You can find out more about her by following her online.

Kiernan Kelly
Kiernan’s award-winning stories of gay romance envelop diverse themes, varying from paranormal, to fantasy, and science fiction to contemporary romance. She has over eighty titles in ebook and print, published through a variety of houses. Her horror short story release, “Cletus,” appears in the Coscom Publishing’s book “Bits of the Dead.”

Kiernan also writes young adult GLBT fiction under her Dakota Chase pen name. As Dakota, she currently has three novels and several shorter works available in print and ebook. Mad About the Hatter, her YA gay romance, is a finalist for the American Library Association book list for 2017.

You can find out more about her by following her online.

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Julia Talbot
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Kiernan Kelly
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