OUT NOW!! Pink Triangle

I’m so happy to finally see the release of my latest book, the World War II gay romance Pink Triangle ❤

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Fearing and Desiring the enemy… Sometimes you can’t choose who you love.

Oslo, April 1945

Paul Hartmann is a handsome, free-spirited Norwegian in the prime of his life, but he doesn’t fit the German occupant ideology simply because he’s gay. And so, when the Gestapo catches him for producing illegal propaganda, he’s tortured and threatened to be sent to a concentration camp with a pink triangle sewn on his shirt, the symbol for homosexuals.

It will take great courage and mind-blowing circumstances of luck, as the Führer commits suicide and the end of the war seems nearer by the day, for Paul to avoid his death transport to Germany.

And it will take the growing attraction of the Gestapo commander himself to regain his full freedom—and capture his heart.




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5 stars

Lea Bronsen’s Pink Triangle certainly proved be something you never experienced before. I had my fair share of ww2 books, so it’s not easy to show me something new. But a story placed in Norway? Sign me up. I’m fairly sure most of us have little knowledge of this northern country. So if you want something new, placed in someplace we hadn’t had much chance to read/learn about, this novel is for you too.

Reasons why I like this story

– I liked both of the main characters. Paul is unyielding, even when facing threats and mortal peril in the eye. He won’t lie about himself, not under pressure nor torture. At the beginning Stefan despite being faithful to the Nazi regime, and a brute when it comes to treating/interrogating prisoners, under the influence of Paul he undergoes an immense character development trough the book.
– Placed in Norway (I really like this country, it’s a prominent point on my bucket list to get there at least once)
– An original way of describing character arcs
– Shows the human side, fallibility of the characters, for example Stefan’s weak/coward moments, the way Paul surrenders to his mother until he learns to stand up for himself
– Paul and Stefan’s fight for each other, their courage and desperate resolve to save the other
– Everyday heroism and the will for repair the wrongs of the past
– And finally the Feelings slowly building and blooming into something beautiful.


If you want a thrilling, slow burning, roller-coaster of fear and love, a story placed onto the occupied Norway during ww2, this book is for you. If you harbor stronger or minor reservations about war-stories, you have nothing to fear from this one. The brutalities of the world war are not too explicitly described, but keep in mind that there are some rough/harsh scenes of interrogation and torture. If you can digest that, don’t miss this book.

– S.A. Locryn


5 stars


I haven’t read many WWII set MM love stories and really didn’t know what to expect. I really enjoyed this book, I wish there was a book 2.

Stefan is a hard character to like at first, for obvious reasons, but he really changes by the end of their story and that is all Paul. Paul was in the wrong place at the right time and gets picked up by the Gestapo, which leads him to Stefan.

Paul hasn’t had it easy without the SS involvement, his mom is piece of work and not exactly loving. Believe it or not Stefan ends up being one of the best things to happen to Paul.

Slow burn some angst, but ends in an HEA.

– Tammy Rufo


4 and a half stars

Set during the time of the WW2, this is a compelling forbidden romance between two men on different sides of the law.

Paul Hartmann is a young man living in the prime of his life. He is shy and kind and keeps his homosexuality a secret and his proclivities discreet.
But it so happens when he is engaging in a particularly unsolicited rendezvous for a bit of cash, he is caught in the crossfires by the German police no less.
Arrested for producing illegal propaganda he is threatened to be sent to a concentration camp for homosexuals.

As Paul gets aquainted with the German commander Stefan Heimlich, they realize that they have more in common than they originally thought.

Through facing toxic ideologies and overcoming the worst of circumstances.
Will Paul and Stefan find courage to acknowledge the growing attraction between them in a time of war and where love between two men is considered forbidden?

I have not read many romances set during the time of WW2, but I am in awe of this one.
The author beautifully captures the authenticity of the story by infusing German dialogue in the narrative.
The characters were real, relatable and well fleshed out.
I feel the story could have been better with a little more romance, but keeping in mind the author’s perspective, I feel they wanted to make it more raw, real and gritty because real life is no fairytale especially during a time like WW2.

Overall, this was quite captivating and kept me engaged right from the very first page.
A must read if you like a raw and real romance set at the time of WW2.

– Rachel Reed


4 stars


‘Pink triangle’ is an unique story set in the last stages of WW2 as Hitler’s empire collapsed. It follows a lost but strong, determined and patriotic Norwegian -Paul as he is captured by the German Secret police and crosses paths with the high commander-Stefan.

The story starts off with a bit of enemies to lovers vibe as Stefan is enraptured by Paul’s courage, bravery in the face of threat and physical beatings and from there follows a story of forming a bond despite varied ideologies, the power of humanity and love and in a way, to also pay for one’s mistakes.

”His look was earnest and direct and complete, like he considered Paul for the first time, really saw him. Like a man. An equal. A friend. Or maybe something more, from the length of the stare and its intensity, as though he used his eyes to tell Paul unspeakable things.”

The writing flows well and the plot is very engaging and though I would have loved a touch more of romance at the end, I think it would have been inappropriate considering the plot.

Paul’s character stands out throughout. His struggles, his internal dilemma when it comes to his growing attraction towards Stefan as well as anger towards the atrocities of the Nazis. Stefan’s character is hard to love at the start ( which I think is a risky but well thought out decision by the author) as he portrays the true image of Nazi tyranny, but towards the end of the book, one can see how much he has changed for the better after Paul points out the wrong doings and the path to what is right. Loved how Paul hits him with the truth in an unforgiving way.
Recommend to fans of war and enemies-to-lovers romances.

ARC received in exchange of a honest review.

– Shweta’s Reviews



Not Such An Innocent Angel by Beth D. Carter

Congratulations to Beth D. Carter on your new release!



Eden works as a nurse in Dove Hollow Hospital, taking care of the human companions for the supernatural creatures of the Shade. When a human male is brought in, wraith touched, his pleas to save him tug at her heartstrings. In an effort to save his life, she calls in a favor from the powerful vampire, Gideon Marks.

At first Gideon is reluctant to turn the man Eden is fascinated with, but when he discovers it’s the businessman Jacob St. Cross, he quickly changes his mind. Now, Jacob has to navigate a world he knew nothing about, as a creature he thought only myth.

The mystery of why Jacob was targeted for vengeance leads them down a dangerous path and brings Eden into the line of fire of a desperate man…a man willing to do anything to find an angel that’ll save his life.


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When he finally stood completely naked, he and Gideon assessed each other for a long moment. Jacob prided himself on being fit for someone in his forties. His job induced a lot of stress and he tried hard to balance that out with strength training and cardio at the gym. Gideon Marks had a very defined, chiseled body. His surprisingly well-hung cock was already hard, waiting for attention.

It stirred something in him, although Jacob didn’t know if it was the situation or some type of latent sexual interest he didn’t know he possessed.

 Gideon walked over to him and he didn’t move, not sure what to do. The vampire circled around and stepped close, bringing his body flush against him. Excitement stirred in Jacob’s belly. His own cock hardened.

Hands rested on his shoulders, slightly kneading the corded muscles. The two men were evenly matched in height. Jacob’s mouth went dry when Gideon leaned close, brushing his chin against Jacob’s skin.

A kiss.

A lick.

Gideon’s hands ran down his sides, to his hips, and fit his cock against Jacob’s ass. He may not have known what to anticipate, but he found himself enjoying the contact. The air shifted around them. A pleasing, somewhat spicy scent filled his nostrils. It made his cock pulse and fluid to leak from the tip. Needing to have some contact, he took hold of his shaft and stroked. Gideon seemed to match his movement, nestling in Jacob’s crack and sliding up and down. Heat gathered between them as sweat beaded on their skin.

Jacob felt two pressure points on his neck, but instead of being repulsed, he actually tilted his head to give Gideon more access. Whatever sexual spell the vampire had cast was incredible. Never would he have imagined grinding against a man would be such a turn-on, although he instinctively knew it wasn’t just any man. It was pure Gideon, with his otherworldly power to seduce.

He wanted to know what it felt like to be bitten.

To be taken.

Completely possessed.




Is your book part of a series? 

Yes, and no. It’s set in the same world as my book “As Midnight Loves the Moon”, but it’s not a direct sequel. That book featured a Fae cop, a Vampire, and a dying human girl they love. This book features a Vampire, a dying human who’s been Wraith touched, and an Angel. The premise is that there is a hospital devoted to the human companions of supernatural creatures, and our Angel (Eden) works there.

What was the hardest (or easiest) scene to write?

The easiest scene was the beginning. In fact, I had that written years ago, I just didn’t know back then what to do with it. So it sat in my “To Be Written” folder for a long time. After I wrote “As Midnight Loves the Moon”, I realized I knew where that first chapter belonged, so I started thinking about the rest of the story.

What was your process for coming up with the title and character names?

I went through a multitude of names, actually. The only one that stayed consistent was Gideon’s name. It’s an old name and I thought a stately name for a vampire. But Jacob’s name was originally going to be Jaxton, until I realized that EVERY author had started naming their hero that. (I blame it on Charlie Hunnam!). But then I also came to realize that name didn’t fit with who the character was, so I began thinking of an old fashioned yet also cool modern name and settled on Jacob. Eden’s name…well, that’s pretty obvious. She’s an angel!

The title is a little homage to an old Victoria Beckham song titled, “Not Such an Innocent Girl”. I kinda went through a VB fangirl period and the song was one of her solos. It’s actually a cool pop song if you want to check it out.

Tell us something about the novel that doesn’t appear on the blurb or the excerpt.

Okay, so…in one of the beginning scenes, Eden meets up with an old janitor/orderly named Krause. In the final version he is Fae, but in the original version he was going to be a goblin. Here’s the original context of that meeting:

As Eden headed to the exit of Dove Hollow, she saw Krause mopping the floor down one hallway. The hallway she had with him a few days ago resurfaced in her memory so she changed direction and headed toward him. As she approached, Krause paused and smiled at her, revealing his very sharp teeth.

            “Hello, Krause,” she said.

            He bobbed his head. “Miss Eden.”

            “Remember when you mentioned that several seraphs had gone missing? I was wondering if you knew anything more.”

            “Not much is a secretive among the demons,” he said. “Even us goblins are included in their confidence.”

            “Then…have you heard what happened to them?”

            He leaned on his mop. “There’s only one reason why a demon comes looking for a goblin, Miss Eden.”

            He flashed his pointy teeth.

            Eden thought she might be sick. “You eat them?”

            “My kind can grind up bone, wings, teeth…a living garbage disposal.”

            Eden took a step back, disgust and horror mingling with shock. “Did you…”

            “Oh no!” he said quickly. “No, no, no. To do something like that would jeopardize my job here at Dove Hollow.”

*** The reason I changed this was because I use a goblin as Gideon’s manservant/butler and both characters were vastly different. I wanted to keep the other so I changed Krause.

What is your favorite line?

I love putting one-liners in my stories and I try to find that one snarky character I can do that with. In this story, Gideon is my snark. There are some great lines from this but I think my favorite is:

Gideon raised an eyebrow. “More so now because between the two of us, we can buy the United States out of debt and rename it Gideonville.”

What’s next for you?

I have a Christmas story coming out! My very first one. It’s titled “The Holiday Grouch”, and it’s a play on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. I was going to title it “How the Grinch Stole my Heart”, but the word Grinch is copyrighted. Oh well. There’s still a lot of non-direct references, like the heroine’s last name is Whobrey. I had fun trying to write a grouchy man redeemed through the magic of Christmas and I hope everyone enjoys it!