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Title: Orion’s Way

Author: DC Juris

Publisher: Torquere Press

Cover Artist: Kristin Norris

Release Date: 6/15/16

Heat Level: 5

Pairing: M/M

Length: 10,000

Genre/Tags: BDSM, Paranormal, Vampires, Romance, Erotic-Romance, M/M Romance

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Orion is a vampire with a tragic past. After running away from abusive parents at the tender age of sixteen, he was turned by a ruthless elder vampire and forced to torture and sexually abuse human feeders and submissive vampires. Though that’s all behind him now, he still lives in the shadow of what he was, and it’s cost him the loyalty of Xavier, the human feeder he loves. Malagan is Orion’s closest friend–the vampire who saved him from brutality all those years ago. Malagan knows the dominant side of Orion–the side Xavier needs–is still there, lurking below the surface. But if Orion’s going to find his way back to who he ought to be, he’ll need help. And Malagan is just the man for the job.

Previously published by Breathless Press.


Freak. The word went straight to Orion’s guts and set a shiver of hatred running up his spine. He pushed his shoulders back and stood taller, towering over Clay, but to no effect. Clay didn’t back down, didn’t turn away, didn’t show one single sign of submitting.

Clay laughed and snapped his fingers in Orion’s face. “Look at you. Size of a fucking giant, but the balls of a three year old. You’ve got no spine, Orion. You’re nothing but a simpering weakling who hides behind Malagan.” He turned away and moved to the bar.

“Don’t turn your back on me,” Orion warned, tempting fate.

“Why not?” Clay called over his shoulder. “What are you going to do about it? You going to beat me senseless and take what you want? That’s what you were good at, wasn’t it? Why don’t you come over here and try it, freak? That’s right, come on over here. I won’t even turn around. I’ll let you have the first hit. That’s all you need. Just that first hit to get you going. And then you’ll bloody me up, right?”

“I’ll do what I must to get Xavier away from you.” Orion took a deep breath and stood his ground, unmoving. He wasn’t about to back away, but he wouldn’t do anything rash either.

Clay rounded on Orion and smirked. “You don’t have the guts.”

The door opened behind them, and Orion turned to see Malagan standing in the opening. Elation and anger warred within him. He wanted to smile and gloat to Clay that now things would go his way, but another part of him hated Malagan for showing up, for stealing his thunder. For proving Clay right.

“He may not,” Malagan murmured. “But I do.” He swiveled his head to look at Orion, sent a knowing, compassionate look Orion’s way. “Xavier and I will meet you back at the lair.”

Heart pounding, Orion swallowed his pride and nodded. He left Clay’s house, the sounds of breaking glass and Clay’s yelling echoing down the path. He stopped at his car and turned back toward the house. This wasn’t Malagan’s fight — Malagan hadn’t started it, after all, and Malagan shouldn’t be the one finishing it. Orion took three steps up the path and froze as his guts knotted up and a wave of nausea assaulted him. Gagging, he pressed the back of his hand to his mouth and stumbled back, colliding with the front of the car.

Frustration tore at him. Self-loathing and worthlessness wrapped their claws around him and pulled him under. Orion whirled and brought both fists crashing down onto the hood of his car. Again and again, until he’d left a bloody dent. Exhausted, lightheaded, he straightened and choked on a throat full of tears as he ran his fingers over the ruined hood. Why did he break everything he touched?


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Romance author, sci-fi fan club Captain, cosplayer, reigning Queen of Monkeyland, and random menace. Yep, we’re talking about DC Juris. She’s a cupcake-making, football-watching, rubber-duck-collecting, drag-show loving, full-of-fabulous-with-a-capital-F kinda gal. She’s also an ordained minister and an amateur photographer. She lives in Upstate New York with her husband, three dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing, you can find her in her favorite chair watching Star Trek and Supernatural repeats on Netflix, or surfing the web for porn. Er…research. Surfing the web for research. She may speak softly but she lives and loves loudly. Just ask the neighbors. ::wink::

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Loaded for Bear by Cheyenne Meadows

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LoadedForBearLGLoaded for Bear by Cheyenne Meadows
Series: Shifter Hardball – Book Two
Release Date: May 11, 2016
Pages: 192 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
Purchase Links:
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Polar bear shifter Graham Tundra can’t believe his bad luck. Not only is he traded to another baseball team midseason, but he’s also teamed up with Trigger Mallow: widely considered the best player in the game—but with the worst attitude.

Trigger is on the fence about Graham. As a grizzly bear shifter, he’s relieved to have another ursine on the team, even if they are different species. The problem is Trigger is in the middle of his natural mating season, and Graham looks too damn good to pass up.

What begins as friends with benefits shows potential to grow into a deeper connection. If only they can put aside their differences, learn to trust, listen to their feelings, and realize it’s more than just a bear thing.



I am in love with this series. LOVE. I tell you.

When I met Trigger Mallow in Friends with Benefits I knew he was a grumpy bear with on hell of an ass. When I realized he was getting a book I was so excited I did a dance in my chair. You see. I have a thing for redeemable assholes and I was ready for Trigger.

I say I was ready but I really wasn’t. Trigger was so much more than I planned for and when you throw one ice cold Polar Bear to the mix in the form of Graham Tundra (I love the last names btw!) and literally put these two in a room together… *whistles* things get hot.

I love how we get to see the team again and even bits of Wiley and Ram and just be back in the land of this shifter baseball team. Speaking of baseball, let me get this out real quick. This story has more baseball in it than the first book, and while I am not a sporty kinda girl, I dug all the time we got on the field and was even holding my breath at the end waiting for the game to end.

Now all that being said… Trigger, you my dear are so prickly but that fine ass of yours has the softest and gooiest center I never would have imagined. I loved that once you decided Graham was worth your time, even as a friend, you began to settle and let nature take its course.  Though the nature you were going through, aka mating season, was a bit hard to juggle being around someone as gorgeous as your polar bear teammate/pitcher/roommate, you were awesome.

Graham, how could I not love you? Knowing what you went through with your other team to where you are now makes you shine. Knowing how you feel about Trigger before you let him in on those feelings was swoon worthy and seeing you have your catcher’s back no matter what made you own my heart. You not only tamed the beast that is known as Trigger but you came into your own in such a beautiful way.

Bears! Oh my am I love with bears. What really makes me giddy in shifter books is when the boys shift into their animal form and have fun. Graham and Trigger were so freaking cute running around, pulling tails and wrestling that I couldn’t help but have a cheesy grin on my face. I just adored the hell out of it.

But the romance between these ball players was a pure joy to read. I love how they built a friendship and moved on to a physical relationship that you knew early on would be so much more. The emotions between Graham and Trigger just melted me into a big puddle of goo and that end, the whole thing from the sex to the biting (*growl*) to… just everything was so romantic and exactly what I needed.

Loaded for Bear is a fun and sexy story about two men from not only different ursine DNA but from different backgrounds who complement one another on the baseball diamond, in bed and in life. It’s a romance with an Icy bear being the one to melt the grizzly’s resolve and win his heart.

About Cheyenne Meadows

Growing up in the Midwest, I began reading romance novels in high school, immediately falling in love with the genre, to the point where I decided to write professionally for a career. However, that dream splattered against a brick wall, resulting in a quick death in my first writing class in college when my professor told me bluntly that I wasn’t any good at it.

I shifted gears quickly, and left my writing dreams behind, eventually settling on becoming a nurse.

A few years back, I stumbled across a fan-fiction writing site on a favorite author’s webpage. I began to read stories others wrote, not only making some wonderful close friends from the experience, but also, really learning to write for the very first time. Here I was able to share short stories, practice my writing skills, and truly develop into a writer. More than that, the experience allowed me to revitalize my dream, as I rediscovered joy in writing.

Now, I spend my days off with my alpha male characters, quick witted heroines, and see how much trouble everyone can get into. When I’m not working or writing, I enjoy working in the garden, canning, and seeing my backyard as a living canvas for my whimsical landscaping, and, of course, reading romance novels.