New releases: July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013

The Prince He Loved by Michael Barnette

It will take all of Raphael and Ice’s combined skills to restore the government of Alleven to its rightful ruler—and stay alive. The Prince He Loved by Michael Barnette, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Prince Raphael d’Alleven flees for his life after his family is murdered and the government of Alleven is taken over. Exhausted and unable to find a way off world, Raphael literally runs into his best hope for salvation: a genetically engineered soldier named Hadrian Ice. Ice hadn’t planned on taking service with anyone, but understanding the predicament Raphael finds himself in, Ice is unable to turn him away.

With bounty hunters on their trail and Vicount Alfonso Macchoine, scion of the House responsible for the coup, joining the hunt, it will take all of their combined skills to restore the government of Alleven to its rightful ruler, Raphael’s missing twin sister, Raphaella. As long as they don’t get killed first.

Length: Novel (258p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal |Release Date: July 31, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-029-6) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-028-9)

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Where My Love Lies Dreaming by Christopher Hawthorne Moss

Frankie and Johnny’s passionate love affair falls apart when Johnny refuses to admit two men can be in love in the Civil War South. Where My Love Lies Dreaming by Christopher Hawthorne Moss, available from Dreamspinner Press.

As the famous riverboat Le Beau Soleil lazily steams down the mighty Mississippi into the heart of the South, distractions of every sort attempt to pull agent for the Treasury Johnny Stanley away from his assignment. While liquor and gaming are no great temptations, his fascination with Le Beau Soleil’s owner, the debonair Frankie Deramus, means Johnny’s steadfast denial of his attraction to men is no longer feasible. Johnny fights his lust, but when he must come to Frankie’s aid, he can’t ignore his urges any longer.

Their passionate love affair falls apart when Johnny refuses to admit two men can be in love. A bitter confrontation between the lovers at a Mardi Gras masquerade forces Johnny to run north. Frankie tries to follow, but the Southern states secede one by one, making it impossible to track Johnny down. The Civil War pits brother against brother and separates lover from lover. When at last the lovers meet again, it’s on the battlefield….

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Historical, Americas | Release Date: July 31, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-638-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-637-8)

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The Mirror by Bell Ellis

Vic sees his face in a mirror—but it’s a ghost looking for reincarnated love. Vic then meets Jules and finds himself torn between the two. The Mirror by Bell Ellis, available from Dreamspinner Press.

When Vic Ledore buys an antique mirror only to find it’s haunted, his initial fear turns to intrigue when he realizes he and the ghost wear the same face. The mirror is possessed by Philippe Montmarche, a vagrant who lived in early-1800s New Orleans and committed suicide after his lover went to war and died. Philippe is helplessly trapped until he can find his true love again. He also believes Vic is his reincarnation, but Vic isn’t so sure.

Soon after, Vic meets Jules Cassell, a gorgeous, witty, interesting man who relieves Vic’s ennui and quickly finds his way to Vic’s heart. But Philippe has captivated Vic as well, and when Philippe’s search to find his lover mysteriously involves Jules, Vic can’t help but be drawn in to the tragic love story as he hopes to discover his own.

Length: Novella (93p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts/Spirits | Release Date: July 31, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-878-5)

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What There Is by Kate McMurray

New roommates make a pact: Justin will help Mark find a man, and Mark will help Justin find something he loves more than baseball. What There Is by Kate McMurray, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Former professional baseball player Justin Piersol needs a new life after a career-ending injury, and his job as a high school baseball coach isn’t exactly fulfilling. Still, things are looking up: he finds the perfect room in an apartment in Brooklyn with Mark, who writes a popular column on sports statistics.

Mark is nerdy and socially awkward and intensely shy, and he immediately develops a terrible crush on Justin, who barely seems to notice him. As they get to know each other, Justin admits he misses playing baseball, that coaching doesn’t scratch the itch. Mark confesses he thought he’d be married by now, that he wants a serious relationship. So they make a pact: Justin will help Mark find a man, and Mark will help Justin find something he loves more than baseball.

They put their plan into action… and then life gets complicated. Mark meets a nice guy named Dave, and Justin is suddenly crazy with jealousy. Justin realizes he wants to let go of the past and focus on the present, but as Mark and Dave become an item, Justin fears he’s too late.

Length: Novella (67p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 31, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-016-6)

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