New releases: October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013

The Choosing by Annabelle Jacobs

Jerath has his fangs and must soon perform the Choosing. But first he must flee for help to save his village and finds it in handsome Meren. The Choosing by Annabelle Jacobs, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Jerath is facing the biggest problem of his life. When boys in his shapeshifter village Eladir get their fangs, they must endure a coming-of-age rite called the Choosing, so they can take on their animal form. The rite is performed on the full moon, but the trouble is the Choosing involves having sex with a girl, and Jerath’s only interested in boys. Even if he manages to somehow get through the rite, he doesn’t know if he’ll ever find a mate in his village, where opposite-sex couples are the norm.

Even worse, he may miss the rite altogether after raiders attack his home and take several young men prisoner. Jerath will need the help of warriors if he’s to free the captive shapeshifters, so with his best friend, Serim, he flees south to find aid. Along the way, they meet Meren, a handsome warrior whose attraction to Jerath is instant and very much returned. But with the next full moon approaching and available time for the prisoners to undergo the Choosing running out, Jerath’s love life is far from his only worry.

Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Coming of Age, High Fantasy, Paranormal, Shapeshifter | Release Date: October 18, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-191-0) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-190-3)

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Ride-Off by Mickie B. Ashling

Preston and Konrad have reclaimed the life they once had. But family pressure and old secrets creat a storm they must weather. Ride-Off by Mickie B. Ashling, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Fire Horse; Polo: Book Two

Finally reunited, Preston Fawkes and Konrad Schnell put family and obligations aside, preferring to remain in seclusion on Ned’s estate to get reacquainted. Unfortunately, reality can only be held off for so long, and they return to Texas to reclaim the life they put on pause. Trying to strike the right balance between business, family, and romance requires ongoing effort, and the challenges begin shortly after they arrive.

At the top of the list is Bandi, Konrad’s son, and his desire to play polo. A close second is Conrad “Sasha” Fawkes, Preston’s actor son who’s struggling to succeed on Broadway. And last, but certainly not least, is Paloma, the fiery Argentinean beauty Preston sired after a passionate tango.

Blending the interests and needs of three grown children is difficult at best and almost impossible when agendas collide and old secrets are unearthed. The situation comes to a head when the family gathers in San Antonio for Thanksgiving, throwing Preston and Konrad into a maelstrom they must weather as best they can, or they’ll face a major ride-off that could throw the game before it even starts.

Length: Novel (240p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: October 18, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-263-4) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-264-1)

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Saving Sonny James by Lou Sylvre

Sonny heads to Europe after trying to help Luki through depression. Harold has plans for Sonny and Luki must break free of PTSD to save him. Saving Sonny James by Lou Sylvre, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Finding Jackie; Vasquez & James: Book Four

Luki Vasquez and his still newlywed husband are back home after pulling off a harrowing desert rescue of their teenage nephew Jackie. But the events of the last couple of years have begun to catch up with Luki—loving Sonny James and letting Sonny love him back has left gaps in his emotional armor. In the gunfight that secured Jackie’s rescue, Luki’s bullet killed a young guard, an innocent boy in Luki’s mind. In the grip of PTSD, memories, flashbacks, and nightmares consume him, and he falls into deep, almost vegetative depression.

Sonny devotes his days to helping Luki, putting his own career on hold, even passing up a European tour of galleries and schools—an opportunity that might never come again. But when Luki’s parasomnia turns his nightmares into real-world terror, it breaks the gridlock. Sonny realizes what he’s doing isn’t working, and he says yes to Europe. Enter Harold Breslin, a dangerously intelligent artist’s promoter and embezzler whose obsessive desire for Sonny is exceeded only by his narcissism. When Harold’s plan for Sonny turns poisonous, Luki must break free of PTSD and get to France fit and ready in time to save his husband’s life.

Length: Novel (216p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: October 18, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-249-8) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-250-4)

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