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January Round-up

Website Monthly Round-up post

Favourite reads

I spent a lot of January working my way through all the fantastic stories included in the Winter Wonderland giveaway. Here are just a couple of my favourites!


Writing update

On the writing front, I’m about halfway through the second book in the Penhul pack series – The Beta’s Vampire. I’m having so much fun writing Benedict & Lucian’s story!

If you want a sneak peek at their story then I posted a little teaser from my first draft in my Facebook group Beth’s Book Snug.

I’ve also started plotting out the next book on my to write pile. It’s going to be about a grumpy reindeer shifter & the far too cheery elf he meets! More updates on this later in the year.


Salute to the Stud is free on Prolific Works in February. Featuring:

🖤Holiday fling

🖤Sexy yoga lesson

🖤First time hookup


salute the stud-completeTwo weeks in paradise, one mystery sexter, and some sexy yoga times … but real life isn’t all rosy sunsets and walks along the beach.

Jasper is licking his wounds in paradise after being dumped, according to his ex, for someone more adventurous. The romantic Hawaiian getaway for two he booked hadn’t featured his sister as his plus one, but sometimes real life sucks.

For the two weeks he’s there his plans include hot dates with a sun lounger and working his way through the local craft beers. Nothing more.

Until he receives a sext from a wrong number. A mystery yoga instructor offering a private session to teach him the plow, and maybe even get plowed. Jasper’s never had a hookup with anyone before, but perhaps it’s time to prove his ex wrong.


Get your copy free from Prolific Works

And if, like me, you’re always looking for more books to add to your TBR pile then check out Rainbow Romance Reads!



Until next time stay safe. And happy reading!

Beth x

Happy New Year giveaway!



Over 180 Gay Romance authors have come together to give you a post-holiday gift!

Download brand new, exclusive stories from your favorite authors and new-to-you authors as well. Each story in this giveaway is a full, complete story that includes a gay romance (no samples, bonuses, or partial stories). Be sure to click each entry to learn more about the stories and download our free PROMO CHECKLIST to keep track of which ones you’ve downloaded and tried. We invite you to try new authors with this free promo. You never know if your new favorite author is just waiting to be discovered for free! Find the checklist as an entry in the giveaway below or download it here:

RW WWMy contribution is Red’s Wolf.

A fairy-tale retelling with a paranormal twist!

 Concerned for his gran’s health, Red braves the snow-covered forest to ensure she’s safe in the worsening weather. Several encounters over recent months leave Red both hoping to run into the huntsman again and dreading he might because he knows their friendship can’t lead to more.

Distracted by a glimpse of the huntsman, Red stumbles away from the safety of the woodland path straight into the danger that is the wolf of Bowland. Shaken, Red manages to escape to the safety of his gran’s cottage to recover.

With each meeting the pair grow closer, but can Aldrich help Red accept there is nothing wrong with who he is? Or will Red let his insecurities and secrets come between them? Especially when he finds out his huntsman has a secret of his own.

This M/M romance features friends to lovers, age gap, snowed-in together, shifters, & of course an HEA.

Download Red’s Wolf & all the freebies here!


Until next time stay safe. And happy reading!

Beth x

New Year New Author giveaway!

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays however you celebrate them. But if it’s all getting a little too people-y for you then why not escape with a good story? Or 26?! In that case I’ve got you covered. Me & 25 other amazing authors have got together to bring you:


salute the stud-completeAnd my story is Salute to the Stud featuring a mystery sexter, a hookup, and some sexy yoga times! Get your copy from Prolific Works (formerly Instafreebie) here! The giveaway ends on January 3rd so get your copy today and feel free to share the details with your book buddies!

Please consider signing up for each author’s mailing list as a way of thanking them, getting future free stories, and their new release announcements too!

Happy reading!

Beth x

Reviews & a free read

The reviews are coming in for Miracle On Three Kings’ Day & I couldn’t be happier! Thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a review because they really do mean so much to me.

3D8BE8FC-0C58-44E3-9E38-158DD7B4075FA few people have asked if there will be more from Levi & Alex so I wanted to let you know that there is a bonus epilogue to catch up with the guys. If you’d like to read the epilogue it’s currently free for my newsletter subscribers. You can sign up here to get your copy.


What reviewers are saying:

This story is a beautiful dollop of festive joy! I loved everything about this. Beth Laycock’s writing style is engaging and immersive–now I want to visit Spain–and her characterizations had me rooting for both MCs from the very start. Alex and Levi are both so sweet and genuine. My heart is so warmed. This is the perfect feel good holiday romance!”  Goodreads review

“Words can’t say how much I loved this story!

This story is so real and heartwarming, I fell for the characters almost instantly. Beth’s writing style is authentic, deep and endearing. She has set a scene that could be straight out of real like, in all its imperfect glory.

This story follows a troubled and lonely Levi who is accidentally abandoned at his brothers house; alone for the New Year. He is a bit lost and lonely but pushes himself to talk to a wonderfully handsome cafe owner, Alex and sparks ensue. Add in an adorably innocent little girl and you have the makings of a holiday themed treat!

This story is about finding inspiration in unlikely places, pushing past insecurities to have a chance at creating a family you’ve always wanted and finding the person you were meant to be with. This story is loving, short and sweet and will leave you with all the feels of a wonderful holiday romance!!! Highly recommended read 💖💘💕”  Amazon review

You can get your copy of Miracle On Three Kings’ Day at:

Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

MiracleOnThreeKingsDayFS_v1Levi’s family knows he needs to find a way out of his funk and be a part of the world again. His brother, Jesse, invites Levi to join him in sunny Spain for the holidays, but a delay at the airport finds Levi at Jesse’s home while his brother is stranded in Scotland. Luckily Alejandro—Alex—is on hand with a key, a friendly smile, and a willingness to keep Levi company. He might even manage to draw Levi out of his shell for some mutual flirting.

Levi surprises himself when he accepts an invitation to spend New Year’s Eve with Alex at Alex’s café, but is he ready for more when it means jumping back into life feetfirst? Besides, with an ocean between them and Alex hiding a part of his life that Levi isn’t sure he can handle, they’ll need their own Three Kings’ Day miracle to stay together.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2018 Advent Calendar “Warmest Wishes.”

Until next time,

Happy reading!

Beth x