COVER REVEAL: A Summer’s Day–Shakespearean Anthology with a Twist!

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The Details:

Release Date… August 12th

(Amazing!) Cover Art… Jay Aheer, Simply Defined Art

Genre… M/M Mixed

Charity Anthology to benefit the It Gets Better Project

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The Works:

~ Coriolanus ~ The Tempest ~ Two Gentleman of Verona ~

~ Othello ~ Macbeth ~ Romeo & Juliet ~

~ The Taming of the Shrew ~ Twelfth Night ~ Much Ado About Nothing ~

~ Sonnet 130 ~ The Merchant of Venice ~

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The Authors:

Asta Idonea ~ Rory Ni Coilean ~ Dianne Hartsock ~

~ Rian Durant ~ M. LeAnne Phoenix ~ Louise Lyons ~

~ Nephy Hart ~ Rebecca Cohen ~ J.L. Merrow ~

~ Charlie Cochrane ~ Kathy Griffith ~ Phetra H. Novak ~

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The Lines:

From A Fine Line Between by Louise Lyons–

“Just like that? Suddenly you want to be friends?” His expression was wary.
“Hardly.” My lips twitched. “But since I saved your life, I suppose I can’t hate you that much.”

From A Hero’s Last Battle by Phetra H. Novak–

“I won’t deny that I find you very attractive, because I do. But I just wanted to talk to you and maybe get to know you a little bit better.” He tried with a smile. That worked, right?
“But you were not trying to get me into bed, is that what you are saying? I can’t be very attractive then, can I?” He could see Hero was teasing by the small smile on his lips and the twinkle in his eyes.
“How about later, we can have a try at the conversation first and then maybe, if that fails, we have no option but to take this to bed. You made me lose my breath the second I saw you.” Claudio admitted honestly…

From Deeper Than Did Ever Plummet Sound by Rory Ni Coilean–

“What did you just call him?”
Ah, the smile was back. Not quite at full wattage, but enough for Clarence to warm himself at. “One of my favorite non-Shakespearean epithets.”
“Worthy of inclusion in the canon.”
Clarence laughed, trying to make it sound like less of a bark than his laughter usually did. “Perhaps I’ll slip it into a rehearsal sometime.”
“I double dog dare you.”
And if I take your dare, what will you forfeit?

From If Music Be… by Charlie Cochrane–

“And I can’t arse you about any longer. You deserve the truth.”
The sound of the caretaker locking up nudged them into action. “Not here. Fancy a coffee at mine or is it too late?”
“Too late tonight or too late for us?”

From Kiss Me Kade by Nephy Hart–

“Let me go.” Raw panic thickened his tone and he pressed harder against the wall, prompting an involuntary yip.
“You’re not a prisoner,” Pete crooned, slowly drawing closer. “I don’t want to hurt you. I’ll never hurt you; not unless you want me to, and never more than you can bear. I want to take care of you, Kade.”

From Much Ado About Lady Macbeth by Rebecca Cohen–

David had never been shy about what he wanted. If it had been in his character, he’d still be a guttersnipe running through the dirty back streets. He’d taken his pleasure where it had been offered and now, as Jacob sat opposite, it was something other than his thirst that needed sating. He was sure he’d heard Jacob was not one to turn away a male suitor, but David had not seen the evidence with his own eyes. “I am sure there are ways I could lessen the pain.”
“Lessen my pain?” Jacob’s eyes went wide as he suddenly realised what David was implying. “What make you think I would accept such an offer?”

From Nothing Like The Sun by J. L. Merrow–

Sam paused, breathing hard, but didn’t let go of my hand. “That’s not what I see when I look at you. I don’t see you as you used to be—perfect skin, model features. I see you, scars and all. And I’m not going to give you all that shit about how your scars are beautiful because they’re yours, or they represent suffering overcome or any of that crap. I could never think your scars are beautiful. They hurt you. But what I see… What I see when I look at you is the man underneath. The man with the drive, the ambition to make it in a cut-throat world. The man who can shock me and make me laugh all in one bitchy sentence. I see you, Jerome. The man I love.”
I blinked hard. “That’s what I see when I look at you.” My voice cracked. It did that a lot, right after the fire. Smoke inhalation. I’d thought I was over it months ago. “The one who cheers me up when I’m down. The one who laughs at my jokes like he actually thinks they’re funny, and trust me, that’s a much rarer quality than mere good looks. That’s what I’ve always seen. But you—you deserve someone better than me. Someone whole.”

From The Devil and The Lion by Asta Idonea–

The question might have been ambiguous, but Aufidius knew what Martius was asking. “I lied not before when I told thee my rapt heart danced when I did see thee, for in my breast has raged a dual desire since first we met in combat. Ever have I longed both to slay thee and possess thee.”
Martius closed his eyes and drew in a deep breath. “Good Aufidius, I could as easily speak in like manner of thee. I raised my blade against thee untold times in battle, yet never was it in pure enmity—save that owed by duty, in service of my country—but in the hope of conquering one I had godded.”

From The Merchant Of Venice Beach by Kathy Griffith–

Looking over at Bartholomew, he could see he was as nervous as an ice cube salesman in Phoenix. After walking toward him, Porsche held his hand out.
“I—tried to think of something that was, well, appropriate, Mr. Keller,” He said, almost stammering. Smiling, Porsche looked at his mothers’ last message.
“A man who thinks of others before himself is someone to be treasured.”

From Two Guys from Vancouver by Dianne Hartsock–

Silver looked startled, then gave him a genuine smile. “Are you asking me on a date, Valentine?”
Heat flushed through Val. “No!” he sputtered, then looked aside, knowing he’d reddened at Silver’s amused expression. “I mean, I know better. I’m sure you have lots of attractive men—”
Silver put fingers against Val’s lips to silence him. “I find you very attractive. Who’s been talking to you? I’ve wanted to run my fingers through your silky brown hair since we met, and I could drown in those deep chocolate eyes of yours.” He leaned forward and brushed his lips over Val’s, soft, smoky. His warm breath washed over Val’s cheeks, making him tremble. “Yes, I’ll go out with you, my sweet Valentine.”

From When I Love Thee Not by Rian Durant–

“He thinks I’m cheating on him.”
“You?!”
The shocked expression on Emilienne’s face made him laugh nervously. He nodded, wishing his lover knew him well enough to be shocked at the very thought of such a thing.
“What the… Jesus, Des, how did he… Pff, I can’t, seriously! You’re the only person I know who’d never do that and he—”

And because I can’t not use something Jay Aheer made for us to use… 🙂 Here’s my clip:

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Where to Shop for A Summer’s Day:

Amazon.com ~ Amazon UK ~ Amazon CA ~ Amazon AUS ~ Smashwords ~

The Covenant: The Blog Tour

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Hi again, y’all! It’s the last day of The Covenant Blog Tour! We were at three blogs today, Lovebytes, Elisa Rolle, and Alpha Book Club! As always, all blogs have the Rafflecopter linked, so you can enter at any and all to win a signed print copy of The Covenant!

Love Bytes http://lovebytesreviews.com/2016/01/28/blog-tour-interview-excerpt-giveaway-m-leanne-phoenix-the-covenant/

Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/3259381.html — Has Part 2 of “Halley’s Comet” (a Covenant short)

Alpha Book Club http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4786179.html — Has Part 2 of “Halley’s Comet” (a Covenant short)

The contest still has six days, so you’ve still got time to win… and it’s so easy to do.

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What People are Saying about The Covenant:

The Covenant will strip you bare and then carry you up out of darkness and into the light. It’s one of the most powerfully emotional stories I’ve ever read.”– Carly’s Book Reviews

“I stayed up until 4:18 am on Saturday because I couldn’t put this book down, and I was all puffy eyed on Sunday, because I cried so much while reading, but it was well worth it. This is definitely one of my favorite angsty reads ever and one I’ll have to revisit again once I have some free time. All in all, a fantastic read!”–Bayou Book Junkie

“… I referred to David as the hero, and this is absolutely true. Like his biblical counterpart, David faces many giants, and each time, he comes out stronger. David is a fascinating character, and I have to wonder if he lived in our current time whether he would consider himself genderfluid or another non-binary identity. He’s shown as a sweet, feminine boy who might be mistaken for being delicate or weak—and this is how those who hate him want to see him. But he isn’t, and he repeatedly proves that he is both strong enough to fight for himself and strong enough to trust the people who love him to be at his side.” —A. M. Leibowitz

The Blurb:

When love is forbidden, who can you trust?

Seventeen year old David has been best friends with Jonathan for as long as he can remember, but the day he sees the pastor’s daughter press a soft kiss to Jonathan’s cheek everything changes. Overcome by jealousy, his explosive reaction reveals a deeper connection that sends their relationship spiraling down into dangerous territory.

When their clandestine love is discovered, they have nowhere to turn for help. The brutal circumstances of their parting test David and Jonathan’s  covenant to each other in unimaginable ways. Forced to face their fears, it is in their darkest moments that the two young men discover that the courage, hope, and strength they need to to fight for their love, has been the foundation of their covenant all along.

Where to Buy:

CoolDudes: http://www.cooldudespublishing.com/the-covenant/

Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/foVw

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thecovenant-1937665-149.html

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1NkQLzv

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018RBXPJ6/

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28052976-the-covenant

The Covenant: The Blog Tour

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Hi again, y’all! It’s Day Nine of The Covenant Blog Tour! We were at two blogs today, Jessie G. Books and BFD Book Blog! As always, all blogs have the Rafflecopter linked, so you can enter at any and all to win a signed print copy of The Covenant!

Jessie G. Books http://wp.me/p5wi3H-Yh

BFD Book Blog http://bfdbookblog.net/2016/01/blog-tour-stop-including-excerpt-giveaway-covenant-by-m-leanne-phoenix/

The contest is running throughout the whole tour, so you’ve got plenty of chances to win… and it’s so easy to do.

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What People are Saying about The Covenant:

The Covenant will strip you bare and then carry you up out of darkness and into the light. It’s one of the most powerfully emotional stories I’ve ever read.”– Carly’s Book Reviews

“I stayed up until 4:18 am on Saturday because I couldn’t put this book down, and I was all puffy eyed on Sunday, because I cried so much while reading, but it was well worth it. This is definitely one of my favorite angsty reads ever and one I’ll have to revisit again once I have some free time. All in all, a fantastic read!”–Bayou Book Junkie

“… I referred to David as the hero, and this is absolutely true. Like his biblical counterpart, David faces many giants, and each time, he comes out stronger. David is a fascinating character, and I have to wonder if he lived in our current time whether he would consider himself genderfluid or another non-binary identity. He’s shown as a sweet, feminine boy who might be mistaken for being delicate or weak—and this is how those who hate him want to see him. But he isn’t, and he repeatedly proves that he is both strong enough to fight for himself and strong enough to trust the people who love him to be at his side.” —A. M. Leibowitz

The Blurb:

When love is forbidden, who can you trust?

Seventeen year old David has been best friends with Jonathan for as long as he can remember, but the day he sees the pastor’s daughter press a soft kiss to Jonathan’s cheek everything changes. Overcome by jealousy, his explosive reaction reveals a deeper connection that sends their relationship spiraling down into dangerous territory.

When their clandestine love is discovered, they have nowhere to turn for help. The brutal circumstances of their parting test David and Jonathan’s  covenant to each other in unimaginable ways. Forced to face their fears, it is in their darkest moments that the two young men discover that the courage, hope, and strength they need to to fight for their love, has been the foundation of their covenant all along.

Where to Buy:

CoolDudes: http://www.cooldudespublishing.com/the-covenant/

Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/foVw

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thecovenant-1937665-149.html

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1NkQLzv

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018RBXPJ6/

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28052976-the-covenant

The Covenant: A Teaser

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Excerpt:

David opened his locker and smiled at the little blue box topped with a white bow, sitting on top of his books. Opening the gift, he found a cassette tape labeled, More Bowie for you! A quick read of the track listing sent him cackling. His two favorite songs from the movie Labyrinth were on it, and since his step-father forbade him from buying anything with “a magic theme” to it, finally possessing “As the World Falls Down” and “Within You” was amazing! Closing the tape, he looked down into the blue box, seeing what looked to be gray and pink stripes.

Hands slid over his shoulders, startling him until one long-fingered hand dove into the box as a beloved voice murmured next to his ear, “I know you’ve been looking for the right tie for this vest, so when Mom and I went shopping, she found this great deal on ties and I saw this one and thought of your vest. Turn for me.”

Whirling around to face Jonathan, David hushed, “Thought you were supposed to be in class!”

“A little birdie told me you were soon to leave for the eye doctor, and I wanted to see you one more time. Note in my front pocket.” Jonathan waggled his eyebrows at him, making David giggle.

They had come up with logical ways to touch each other. “Accidentally forgetting” they’d stuffed a note in their back or front pocket meant that a hand could surreptitiously slide over a butt or squeeze a hip. They could belong to one another and act like it, but only people in the know—which, of course, was absolutely no-one—would know. Jonathan’s hands maneuvered the tie into a loose, haphazard Windsor as David dug the note from the other boy’s front pocket.

“There you are, babe,” Jonathan whispered before pulling David into a tight hug. “See you at church tonight? Maybe we can sneak away, just you and me.”

David held closer to him. “I hope so. I just wish we could—”

“Me, too.” Jonathan pressed a kiss to David’s hair.

The bell rang, and they broke apart, Jonathan leaning against the lockers as David put away the books he didn’t need. Kids poured from the classrooms around them and Elisha joined Jonathan in his slouch against the lockers.

“So your mom’s taking you to the contact appointment, yeah? You getting new glasses, too?” he asked, hip-checking Jonathan when a girl harrumphed, signaling she needed access to her locker.

David nodded as they bookended him. “Yep. I’m hoping to be able to get colored contacts, but Momma said it depends on how much they cost. Something about insurance will only pay a certain amount.”

“Colored? Why?” Jonathan retorted, furrowing his brow.

“Duh, man. Can’t believe you don’t know that our Davy here has always wanted hazel eyes! If they have hazel, he’s going to become our pretty little wolf!” Elisha crowed, hooking his arm over David’s neck.

David elbowed him in the solar plexus, knocking the wind out of his friend. “Really? What are you trying to do, Eli? Get me killed?”

“Sorry! Didn’t mean—”

“Well, you did, and your voice carries.” David threw his homework into his backpack, but was careful not to smash the box he put in the top as he yanked the ties to close it. Looking up at Jonathan, he set his jaw as he shut his locker and spun the combination. “Walk me to my mom’s car?”

“Sure, Dave.”

“David, I’m really sorry,” Elisha called after him, shoving a hand through his hair. “I didn’t mean—”

David turned to face his friend. “I’ll talk to you tonight. I gotta go.”

“See you at church?” Elisha confirmed.

“I’ll be there.” David turned back around, shoving a note from his own back pocket into Jonathan’s, growling, “You’d think he’d remember seventh grade. It’s been barely four years.”

“I know that I’ll never forget it,” Jonathan muttered, angrily. “I couldn’t sleep for days, worrying if you were going to be all right.”

“Blackthorn!”

David whirled around, seeing Travis Capulet hurtling towards him. Travis was in his theatre class, but other than that, the captain of the baseball team and David had nothing in common. Coming to a stop at David’s side, Travis grinned, nodding a greeting at Jonathan. “Shea.”

“Cap.” Jonathan smiled at his teammate.

Travis shifted his weight to his left leg as he turned a friendly gaze to David. “Hey, man, I know we don’t talk much, but I was wondering about the homework for Mrs. Sanchez. You and me were drawn out of the hat, and that improv scene… man, I don’t know. It’s hard for me to work over in my brain. I know you go to church tonight, but I was wondering when you get out of service?”

“Well, I got an eye doctor appointment right now that I gotta get to pretty quick, but service doesn’t start until six-thirty, so if you want, we can meet in the auditorium here around four and work on it until six?” he suggested, unwilling to give up stolen time with Jonathan.

“Cool. See you then!” And with a grin and a wave, they watched as he maneuvered the hall to the stairs.

Jonathan took David’s backpack and slung it over his own shoulder. “Think your mom would be cool with me coming with you to the eye doctor?” he asked as they made their way to the stairwell at a slightly less urgent pace.

“You know Momma likes you. I don’t think she’d mind, and I know she’d be glad to know that someone could drop me by the auditorium afterwards. She always has stuff to do between me getting home and us all getting to Wednesday night service.” Jonathan’s hand came to rest between David’s shoulders as they made their descent to the ground floor. The heat from his palm radiating out to the rest of David’s body… including his dick.

Jonathan leaned close to whisper against David’s ear. “I didn’t want to give up any time I could get with you.”

David grinned. “I didn’t want to, either.”

“Jonny!”

David ground his teeth. “Veronica again?”

“Man, I don’t know what to do to make her understand that there is never going to be a me and her,” Jonathan groused. “Or that I hate the name Jonny.”

David snorted, throwing a sidelong glance at the taller boy. “Not always.”

A playful tug on his hair ended in a quiet, “Well, you don’t always hate the term pretty, either.”

A long gaze was shared between them as Veronica met them at the bottom of the stairs, one Jonathan broke by snapping at the girl, “I’m not trying to be mean, but it will never happen. Never, Veronica.”

Veronica waved off his words. “Daddy wants you to take me to Homecoming,” she stated, batting her eyes at him.

“I don’t care. I’m not up for sale. I told you that on Sunday at church. If I even go to Homecoming at all, it’ll be with my friends.” His hand never moved from David’s back, and he pushed them both past the girl, shaking his head.

“People like her—” David began, stopping suddenly. “I don’t know why she thinks that she can have whatever she wants.”

“Preachers’ kids usually are one of two extremes, but one thing that ninety-nine percent of them seem to possess is a sense of entitlement,” Jonathan replied, pushing open the big glass door to allow them exit. “Veronica is no exception to that rule.”

“Pastor Beals is such a nice guy, though. I hate that she’s such a hag.” David smiled as he saw his mother’s silver 1987 Nova by the curb. Turning to face Jonathan, he looked up at him as he took his backpack from him. “Thank you for the gifts and I will read the note as soon as I get in the car. Question?”

Jonathan nodded, tugging the tie from his thick brown hair and running his hands through it before he reaffixed it back in its usual ponytail. “Answer.”

“Why did you get all grumpy gus on me when I said I might get colored contacts?” he asked, glancing around to make sure they were alone.

Jonathan did the same before he stepped closer to him, his words only audible to David. “Because your eyes are my favorite color. To change them, to hide their beauty from me, would be a sorrowful day.”

David stood on tiptoe to hug him. Hugs were something he was glad they’d started when they were small, because it made their embraces commonplace for the kids at school and church. Pushing his face into Jonathan’s neck, he breathed him in, his words torn from him, “I never liked their color until just now.”

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Where to Buy:

CoolDudes: http://www.cooldudespublishing.com/the-covenant/

Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/foVw

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thecovenant-1937665-149.html

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1NkQLzv

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018RBXPJ6/

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28052976-the-covenant

The Covenant: The Blog Tour

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Hi again, y’all! It’s Day Eight of The Covenant Blog Tour! Yesterday, I was only at one blog, so I rolled my blog post for yesterday and today into one! We’ve got a couple of author interviews and a few reviews in the mix as well! As always, all blogs have the Rafflecopter linked, so you can enter at any and all to win a signed print copy of The Covenant!

MM Good Book Reviews: https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/the-covenant-by-m-leanne-phoenix-blog-tour-excerpt-review-giveaway/

Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews: http://wickedfaeriesreviews.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-covenant-by-m-leanne-phoenix-blog.html

Inked Rainbow Reads: http://wp.me/p5PC5u-2ea

Dawn’s Reading Nook: http://dawnsreadingnook.blogspot.com/2016/01/tour-stop-giveaway-for-covenant.html

A.M. Leibowitz http://amleibowitz.com/2016/01/26/book-tour-the-covenant-by-m-leanne-phoenix/

The contest is running throughout the whole tour, so you’ve got plenty of chances to win… and it’s so easy to do.

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What People are Saying about The Covenant:

The Covenant will strip you bare and then carry you up out of darkness and into the light. It’s one of the most powerfully emotional stories I’ve ever read.”– Carly’s Book Reviews

“I stayed up until 4:18 am on Saturday because I couldn’t put this book down, and I was all puffy eyed on Sunday, because I cried so much while reading, but it was well worth it. This is definitely one of my favorite angsty reads ever and one I’ll have to revisit again once I have some free time. All in all, a fantastic read!”–Bayou Book Junkie

“… I referred to David as the hero, and this is absolutely true. Like his biblical counterpart, David faces many giants, and each time, he comes out stronger. David is a fascinating character, and I have to wonder if he lived in our current time whether he would consider himself genderfluid or another non-binary identity. He’s shown as a sweet, feminine boy who might be mistaken for being delicate or weak—and this is how those who hate him want to see him. But he isn’t, and he repeatedly proves that he is both strong enough to fight for himself and strong enough to trust the people who love him to be at his side.” —A. M. Leibowitz

The Blurb:

When love is forbidden, who can you trust?

Seventeen year old David has been best friends with Jonathan for as long as he can remember, but the day he sees the pastor’s daughter press a soft kiss to Jonathan’s cheek everything changes. Overcome by jealousy, his explosive reaction reveals a deeper connection that sends their relationship spiraling down into dangerous territory.

When their clandestine love is discovered, they have nowhere to turn for help. The brutal circumstances of their parting test David and Jonathan’s  covenant to each other in unimaginable ways. Forced to face their fears, it is in their darkest moments that the two young men discover that the courage, hope, and strength they need to to fight for their love, has been the foundation of their covenant all along.

Where to Buy:

CoolDudes: http://www.cooldudespublishing.com/the-covenant/

Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/foVw

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thecovenant-1937665-149.html

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1NkQLzv

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018RBXPJ6/

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28052976-the-covenant

The Covenant: The Blog Tour

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Hi again, y’all! It’s Day Six of The Covenant Blog Tour! I was only at two blogs today, Havan Fellows and Happily Ever Chapter! As always, all blogs have the Rafflecopter linked, so you can enter at any and all to win a signed print copy of The Covenant!

Havan Fellows http://havanshawthaven.blogspot.com/2016/01/m-leanne-phoenix-shares-covenant-with.html
Happily Ever Chapter https://www.facebook.com/happilyeverchapter/posts/432331600292246

The contest is running throughout the whole tour, so you’ve got plenty of chances to win… and it’s so easy to do.

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What People are Saying about The Covenant:

The Covenant will strip you bare and then carry you up out of darkness and into the light. It’s one of the most powerfully emotional stories I’ve ever read.”– Carly’s Book Reviews

“I stayed up until 4:18 am on Saturday because I couldn’t put this book down, and I was all puffy eyed on Sunday, because I cried so much while reading, but it was well worth it. This is definitely one of my favorite angsty reads ever and one I’ll have to revisit again once I have some free time. All in all, a fantastic read!”–Bayou Book Junkie

“… I referred to David as the hero, and this is absolutely true. Like his biblical counterpart, David faces many giants, and each time, he comes out stronger. David is a fascinating character, and I have to wonder if he lived in our current time whether he would consider himself genderfluid or another non-binary identity. He’s shown as a sweet, feminine boy who might be mistaken for being delicate or weak—and this is how those who hate him want to see him. But he isn’t, and he repeatedly proves that he is both strong enough to fight for himself and strong enough to trust the people who love him to be at his side.” —A. M. Leibowitz

The Blurb:

When love is forbidden, who can you trust?

Seventeen year old David has been best friends with Jonathan for as long as he can remember, but the day he sees the pastor’s daughter press a soft kiss to Jonathan’s cheek everything changes. Overcome by jealousy, his explosive reaction reveals a deeper connection that sends their relationship spiraling down into dangerous territory.

When their clandestine love is discovered, they have nowhere to turn for help. The brutal circumstances of their parting test David and Jonathan’s  covenant to each other in unimaginable ways. Forced to face their fears, it is in their darkest moments that the two young men discover that the courage, hope, and strength they need to to fight for their love, has been the foundation of their covenant all along.

Where to Buy:

CoolDudes: http://www.cooldudespublishing.com/the-covenant/

Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/foVw

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thecovenant-1937665-149.html

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1NkQLzv

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018RBXPJ6/

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28052976-the-covenant

 

The Covenant: The Blog Tour

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Hey there, y’all! It’s Day Four and Five of The Covenant Blog Tour! I was at three blogs on the 20th and two today, the 21st! Louise Lyons, Michael Mandrake and My Fiction Nook hosted us yesterday. Today, we’re at Iyana Jenna and Hearts on Fire! As always, all blogs have the Rafflecopter linked, so you can enter at any and all to win a signed print copy of The Covenant!

Louise Lyons http://www.louiselyonsauthor.com/the-covenant-by-m-leanne-phoenix/

Michael Mandrake https://michaelmandrake.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/pride-promo-the-covenant-m-leanne-phoenix-blogtour-contest/

My Fiction Nook http://www.myfictionnook.com/2016/01/blogtour-covenant-by-m-leanne-phoenix.html

Iyana Jenna https://iyanajennaauthor.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/14423/

Hearts on Fire http://heartsonfirereviews.com/m-leanne-phoenix-covenant-excerpt-tour-and-giveaway/

The contest is running throughout the whole tour, so you’ve got plenty of chances to win… and it’s so easy to do.

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What People are Saying about The Covenant:

The Covenant will strip you bare and then carry you up out of darkness and into the light. It’s one of the most powerfully emotional stories I’ve ever read.”– Carly’s Book Reviews

“I stayed up until 4:18 am on Saturday because I couldn’t put this book down, and I was all puffy eyed on Sunday, because I cried so much while reading, but it was well worth it. This is definitely one of my favorite angsty reads ever and one I’ll have to revisit again once I have some free time. All in all, a fantastic read!”–Bayou Book Junkie

“… I referred to David as the hero, and this is absolutely true. Like his biblical counterpart, David faces many giants, and each time, he comes out stronger. David is a fascinating character, and I have to wonder if he lived in our current time whether he would consider himself genderfluid or another non-binary identity. He’s shown as a sweet, feminine boy who might be mistaken for being delicate or weak—and this is how those who hate him want to see him. But he isn’t, and he repeatedly proves that he is both strong enough to fight for himself and strong enough to trust the people who love him to be at his side.” —A. M. Leibowitz

The Blurb:

When love is forbidden, who can you trust?

Seventeen year old David has been best friends with Jonathan for as long as he can remember, but the day he sees the pastor’s daughter press a soft kiss to Jonathan’s cheek everything changes. Overcome by jealousy, his explosive reaction reveals a deeper connection that sends their relationship spiraling down into dangerous territory.

When their clandestine love is discovered, they have nowhere to turn for help. The brutal circumstances of their parting test David and Jonathan’s  covenant to each other in unimaginable ways. Forced to face their fears, it is in their darkest moments that the two young men discover that the courage, hope, and strength they need to to fight for their love, has been the foundation of their covenant all along.

Where to Buy:

CoolDudes: http://www.cooldudespublishing.com/the-covenant/

Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/foVw

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thecovenant-1937665-149.html

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1NkQLzv

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018RBXPJ6/

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28052976-the-covenant