Vasquez Inc by Lou Sylvre

A big welcome to Lou Sylvre as she celebrates the start of her new series Vasquez Inc.

Hi! I’m Lou Sylvre, grateful to Anne for giving me a bit of space on Drops of Ink to celebrate the start of my new series, Vasquez Inc. This is a spinoff from the popular Vasquez and James series, starring Jackie Vasquez and Brian Harrison, characters who first met in the V&J book, Finding Jackie. This series got off to a false start a few years ago, and I have to tell you, being away from it and coming back was an eye opener for me. I forgot how much I loved writing these two men!

The first book in the series is out, released November 1. Some reviews are in, and they’re exciting. You can download this book right now from the publisher’s site or any of the online retailers. The title is A Shot of J&B, but if you saw a book from me by that title before, don’t be fooled! It is indeed the same story, but only the first half—revised and expanded. The second half of that story is its own book now, A Shot of Fear, and it’s up for preorder at online retail sites as we speak. Download it from the publisher starting November 22, or from other retailers November 29.

The story doesn’t stop there! The next book in the series, A Shot at Living, can already be found on the coming soon page (though without a cover or much information. This book begins the next big chapter in the lives of Jackie and Brian as they relocate from London, England to Los Angeles and try to get acclimated to devil winds and dangerous intrigue. That story continues in book four, A Shot at Perfect—expect news about that story soon.

Four more books are planned, and they’re coming out in quick succession, so keep watching for updates! Meanwhile, here’s a bit more about the books you can start reading right away.

A Shot of J&B—Vasquez Inc #1
The Links—download and read now!

Changeling Press
Barnes and Noble

The story:
Gay American Dom with a fabulous sub juggles romance and bondage with Scotland Yard police work.

When Brian Harrison first met Jackie Vasquez at a Hawaiian wedding, Jackie was sixteen and troubled. Six years later they meet again; Brian’s career at Scotland Yard is budding with promise, while Jackie’s student days at the University of Nebraska are rolling toward a strong finish. Magnetic mutual attraction pulls them insistently toward one another, but the ocean separating their lives makes for a simmering romance.

When the waiting ends and they get together for a weekend in Denver, Dom Brian and sub Jackie both know they’ve tapped into something scalding hot, and much deeper than sharing an artful session. Shibari, lust, and love are all on the agenda — but for Brian, so is his police career, and a strange series of crimes seems poised to threaten their romance—and maybe their lives.

A Shot of Fear—Vasquez Inc #2
Links—preorder now!

Changeling Press and Universal (Live links to all markets are available here.)
Barnes and Noble

The story:
A Dom learns to love while Scotland Yard claims his time and a sociopath lays a trap for his sub.

Jackie Vasquez knows he needs to submit to a Dom he can trust—just as much as he needs to manage his own life. He found the right Dom in Brian Harrison, and then romance beckoned them both beyond bindings and safewords. They take the first steps toward a life together in London, where Brian is pursuing his dream career at Scotland Yard, and Jackie is working toward a master’s degree. Their private hours deep in the night brim with both heat and beauty as Brian’s artful vision for bondage makes a masterwork out of Jackie, body and soul.

But time together becomes scarce as a series of horrific gaslight crimes keeps Brian at work and out of reach for Jackie much of the time. Though Jackie is faithful, he isn’t the type to sit and wait for his lover’s attentions. His self-assured ways and his geocaching hobby lead him to a dangerous discovery—all is not as it seems at the University. Trapped in the Gaslighter’s web, he’ll need to use every trick he knows to stay calm and buy time. But will Brian unravel the knot of mystery in time to save the man he loves?

About the author:

Lou Sylvre loves romance with all its ups and downs, and likes to conjure it into books. The sweethearts on her pages are men who end up loving each other—and usually saving each other from unspeakable danger. It’s all pretty crazy and very, very sexy. As if you’d want to know more, she’ll happily tell you that she is a proudly bisexual woman—a mother, grandmother, lover of languages, and cat-herder—of mixed cultural heritage. She works closely with lead cat and writing assistant, the (male) Queen of Budapest, Boudreau St. Clair. She lives in the rainy part of the Pacific Northwest, and hearing from a reader unfailingly brightens the dreary weather. Find her through her links listed here, or drop her a line at

Amazon Author Page
Facebook Page

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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