Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Tuesday Spotlight on Apple Bites: A Romance Anthology

Today we're turning our spotlight on a new anthology edited by Julie Lynn Hayes and Denise Wyant.  It includes a selection of both m/m stories and m/f stories with heat levels from Gala to Red Delicious - sweet to spicy in apple speak.  ;)  There's also a giveaway!

Apple Bites - A Romance Anthology

Back to school takes on new meaning in this collection of eight mini-stories which run the gamut from sweet to spicy! No children in these tales, they’re for adults only! And each one features an apple in some way.

In this mixed bag of apple bites, you’ll find seasoned authors as well as newcomers. Teachers and students. Both M/M and M/F. There’s something for everyone’s taste.
Going back to school has never been so naughty!


JC Wallace – An Officer and a Gentleman (and an Apple)
Holden isn’t sure how much longer he can survive without the man he loves, whose return from a six-month deployment has been delayed. On the first day of classes, Professor Holden finds a shiny, red apple on his desk, mocking him. A cruel joke? Or something much more shocking…

Carol Pedroso – Have a Break, Have a...
Kevin is acting principal of another troubled school filled with idiotic teachers. His new husband had been sent half way round the world. Kevin is lonely, hungry, horny, and pissed off at life.
A surprise visitor at lunch time offers Kevin the break he so desperately needs…

Rivals – Julie Lynn Hayes
John and Bryce are heads of competing fraternities at upscale Westover College, as well as fierce rivals. On rush night, John finds Bryce has crashed his soiree, seeking recruits. Verbal swords are thrust. When Bryce pushes John’s buttons, the challenge is on—and winner takes all.

Nephy Hart – Apple for the Teacher
Going back to school is difficult for Rage. He has no reason to think this year won’t be filled with more marginalization and abuse. When his boyfriend gives him an apple for the teacher, Rage has no idea what difference an art project will make, or who will get the apple.

Perry’s Cherry – Avery Dawes
An unfortunate earthquake shakes Perry from a freshman room to sharing with a grumpy senior. Too bad Nick is so sexy… and sullen. Labor Day finds them both on campus. Nick suggests a trip to a private club. Perry is about to get a college education of another kind…


Elyzabeth M. VaLey – Good Teacher, pet
Ready to start the new school year, Anais’ boyfriend and Dom, Ian, plants the seeds of doubt in her mind. He tells her she’s forgetting something that only the best teachers receive. Ian gives Anais a lesson and shows her how to earn herself a juicy treat.

Cynthia Dawn Griffin – Gatekeeper
Kate loves her job as Head Secretary. The students adore her, calling her Gatekeeper. Kate’s job may be in jeopardy because of her passionate affair with one of the staff, who acts as though it never happened.
Will she be able to focus on her job and win her man back?

Renee Rose – Hot for Teacher
Lucy's nerves have her wound up for her first Biochemistry 101 lecture. Fiancé Dr. Todd gives his T.A. a wicked distraction. While he tortures Lucy with edging and public arousal, she must somehow get through her class without losing all control.


Comment on this post to be eligible for the Apple Bites random drawing giveaway. Up for grabs is a $5 Amazon gift card and a Kindle copy of Apple Bites - A Romance Anthology.  Don't forget to add your email addy so we can get in touch with you if you win!  :)


  1. Angela:

    I like reading anthology's it is a great way to discover new authors. This anthology sounds very good and i really like the blurbs of the story's. I think the apple theme is very funny and and i put Apple Bites on my tbr list. The cover is very nice, i love men with glasses ;)

    Thanks for this post and the giveaway chance.

  2. Since discovering M/M many years ago, my reading of M/F has fallen off, but these stories sound great!


  3. Since discovering M/M many years ago, my reading of M/F has fallen off, but these stories sound great!


  4. I love the mix of plotlines and configurations!

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

  5. Thanks so much for hosting us! We definitely appreciate the exposure :)

  6. This sounds like a fun group of stories!

    jasdarts at hotmail dot com

  7. Love anthologies, you find some of the best new to you authors that way.


  8. Looks like a nice selection of both MM and MF stories. Since I read both, that is great for me. Plus, with anthologies, it lets me try some new to me authors and get a feel for their writing style. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com