ARC giveaway: Enter to win my box set!
If you haven’t yet read all three books in the Hearts and Health series — Heart Trouble, Bedside Manner and Urgent Care — you now have an opportunity to win an advanced copy of my box set in exchange for writing a review.
Hearts and Health is a series set in a small town in Kansas, and it tells the love stories of nurses with trust issues, overconfident doctors coping with harsh reality checks, and hard-working students who have challenges to overcome. Book 4, Room for Recovery, will be released March 1, with two more books in the series coming this spring: Surprise Delivery and Orderly Affair.
The box set will release Feb. 15, and recipients of ARC copies should be prepared to post Amazon and/or Goodreads reviews sometime during that week.
For a chance to win, just comment on this post with your favorite m/m series of all time. Mine would have to be the Adrien English series by Josh Lanyon. It has stuck with me for years, and I don’t often re-read books, but I have to revisit this one on occasion.
Hearts and Health: Volume 1
HEART TROUBLE – BOOK 1
Fresh off his latest heartbreak, nurse Ben Griggs is wary when one of his patients shows an interest in him — especially when that patient showed up in the ER after a motorcycle accident.
Ben isn’t the kind of guy who can hold the interest of an adrenaline junkie like Gage Evans for long. If he can’t find a way to trust Gage with his heart, they may be destined to have a fling that goes nowhere.
BEDSIDE MANNER – BOOK 2
Dr. Paul Johnston can’t get a set of dark, somber eyes out of his head, and the timing couldn’t be worse. Zane Kavanaugh came through the ER, a victim of a hate-fueled assault, and Paul can’t forget him. But under review after a complaint, he also can’t afford to fall for a patient.
Paul is afraid to start a relationship, and Zane can only handle so much more rejection. Paul may have to make a choice: His career or the first man to capture his heart.
URGENT CARE – BOOK 3
Dr. Trent Cavendish made a huge mistake when he walked away from the love of his life at age 18. When his best friend suddenly dies 12 years later, it rattles Trent into seeing how empty his life has become. He returns to his hometown, hoping to make amends to the man he left behind. Instead of the sweet but tame guy he remembers, Trent runs into a smoking-hot Xavier James dressed in bits of lace and silk at a gay nightclub. His plan to earn Xavier’s forgiveness immediately shifts to lust, and love’s not far behind.
HEART TROUBLE EXCERPT
Gage leaned in and whispered in his ear. “Can I kiss you?”
Just hearing him ask permission had Ben melting on the spot. He nodded jerkily, unable to find his voice as Gage’s breath heated his neck.
Slowly, Gage pulled back and cradled Ben’s face in his hands.
Ben was burning for that kiss, so worked up the blood rushed loudly in his ears. His dick was getting hard, and Gage’s lips hadn’t even met his yet.
Just a kiss, he reminded himself. No sex.
Gage leaned in and brushed a kiss across his lips.
Ben’s lips parted, a sigh slipping free, as he relaxed under Gage’s touch. To his shock, Gage didn’t take the invitation to deepen the kiss. Dry lips brushed together briefly before air swept in between them.
Ben’s eyes shot open. “What was that?”
Gage grinned. “It was a kiss. I’m being a gentleman here,” he said. “Someone once told me it was better to leave them wanting more, so …”
“Fuck that,” Ben growled.
Gage’s laugh of surprise was cut off abruptly as Ben grabbed a fistful of his shirt and yanked him in for a real kiss.
Ben caught Gage’s lips with his, and swallowed down the last of his muffled laugh. Soon enough, the laughter turned to a moan as their tongues touched.
Gage’s hands dropped to Ben’s waist and pulled them tighter together. He was just as hard in his jeans as Ben was.
Ben instinctively rolled his hips against Gage before he remembered this was just a kiss.
He tore himself away, pushing his hands against Gage’s chest to create some breathing room. Gage gasped for air, staring at him with burning eyes.
Ben was certain he was about to curse him as a cock tease, and he wouldn’t be able to deny it. He’d teased his own damn cock mercilessly. It throbbed in complaint in his jeans.
“This doesn’t have to be goodnight,” Gage said.
Ben bit his lip, fighting to resist the little voice in his head. One more time, it whispered, one more time won’t hurt.
“Forget I said that,” Gage said before Ben could wrestle out a decision. “You need time to trust I’m not just a flash in the pan.”
DJ Jamison is the author of more than a dozen m/m romance titles. She lives in Kansas with her husband, two sons, two fish and, regrettably, one snake.