New releases: July 29, 2013

July 29, 2013

Designs of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley

Seth is instantly smitten by the artist helping with his newest project, but Jason lives in constant fear that he’s not worthy of anything. Designs of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Artist James Bryant has forearm crutches in every color from rainbow for fun to sleek black for business. He even has a pair with more paint splatters than metal. After his family’s rejection and abuse from a man he thought loved him, James only just gets through the day by painting. He lives in constant fear that he’s not worthy of anything, let alone love.

As CEO of his company, Carrington Enterprises, Seth Burns is a take-charge kind of guy, and he is instantly smitten by the artist helping with his newest project. When he witnesses James suffer a panic attack, a protective instinct he never knew he had kicks in. He truly believes nothing is unobtainable—including James—if he’s willing to put in the time and effort.

James is shy and confused by Seth’s interest in him as a person. With Seth’s support, can he work through his fears to finally find the true love he deserves, or will someone finally land the crushing blow he won’t survive?

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: July 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-005-0) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-004-3)

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It Should Have Been You by Michael Murphy

Patrick has lived a sheltered life and doesn’t have a clue how to survive on his own until he meets Juan, a street-savvy Latino youth. It Should Have Been You by Michael Murphy, available from Dreamspinner Press.

After a hit-and-run driver kills David McCleary, his mother, Frieda McCleary, tells her younger son, Patrick, “It should have been you.” While the McCleary family limps along for a while, it clearly died with David. In an effort to deal with her son’s death, Frieda joins a fundamentalist church while her family watches her become a stranger. When she discovers Patrick is gay, she is convinced he is the reason David was taken from her. Patrick’s father runs interference, but when he leaves town for work, she throws Patrick out onto the streets.

As a blond-haired, blue-eyed sixteen-year-old kid from the suburbs, Patrick has lived a sheltered life and doesn’t have a clue how to survive on his own. He’s struggling until he meets a local priest running a homeless shelter who introduces Patrick to Juan, a street-savvy Latino youth wise beyond his years, and they strike up an instant rapport.

It’s not pretty, but they’re making it together, until one night Juan goes off with a stranger to earn a few bucks… and doesn’t come back. Patrick is determined to find him, regardless the danger and cost.

Length: Novel (240p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: July 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-588-3) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-587-6)

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Heir to the Throne by Maria Albert

Descent of Kings 2: Destinies and lives of men and others become inescapably intertwined in a world falling into war. Heir to the Throne by Maria Albert, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Descent of Kings: Book Two

“It would not be the first time I made such a grave tactical error. I have made many. It is not your responsibility to save this world from the evil that threatens to consume it, Aras. Do not blame yourself for my shortcomings.”

—Prince Talon of the Amontir

When his bonds to his cousins Hunter and Beryl are unexpectedly severed, Talon is devastated, fearing his kinsmen dead. In his darkest hour, Talon succors a young Wood Elf, Aras, unaware of the crucial role his new friend is destined to play.

Prince Jargas thought he would never learn the secret of his grandsire’s line and his lost heritage. He never suspected the answer might lie in a Dwarven dungeon or that it could cost him the life of his beloved twin sister, Jarina.

Young apprentice trader Rion and his guard, Tarrell, thought Athanark would be their new home until they met Talon and Aras.

Friends become enemies and enemies become friends as new alliances are forged, men die, cities burn, and kingdoms fall. Everyone has secrets, and no one is who or what he seems.

Length: Novel (450p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: July 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-562-3) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-561-6)

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