New releases: October 21, 2013

October 21, 2013

Bad Idea by Damon Suede

Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out a “very graphic novel” and falling in love with the dork of his dreams. Bad Idea by Damon Suede, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Itch Series: Book 1

Bad Idea: Some mistakes are worth making.

Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling supersquare, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership.

Against their better judgment, they fall victim to chemistry, and what starts as infatuation quickly grows tender and terrifying. With Silas’s help, Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out Scratch, a “very graphic novel” that will either make his name or wreck his career. But even a smash hit can’t save their world if Trip retreats into his mild-mannered rut, leaving Silas to grapple with betrayal and emotions he can’t escape.

What will it take for this dynamic duo to discover that heroes never play it safe?

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: October 21, 2013 |Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-172-9) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-171-2)

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Bloody Love Spats by Valentina Heart

Tom is a vampire with powerful roots; Marik is an Alpha werewolf. Their attraction may not be enough to overcome centuries of prejudice. Bloody Love Spats by Valentina Heart, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Among Wolves: Book Two; A Spin-off of Sebastian’s Wolves

Tomislav Vugrin doesn’t think himself much of a vampire—not that others are tripping over themselves to dispute it. Despite descending from one of the most powerful vampire lines and having a coven queen for a sister, he’s far from a stuck-up royal and even farther from a force to be reckoned with.

That’s when fate puts her spiteful fingers to use and places him right in the path of Stone Marik, the new Alpha werewolf of the East Pack. Add a bit of the teasing scent of a mate, and the attraction is stronger than any lack of information about bonding that might stand in their way.

But changing allegiance might be more than Tomi can handle, even if he has the best of intentions. Centuries of prejudice divide their two species, secrets and lack of time work against them, and soon even their desperate need for each other might not be enough to keep them alive.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Vampires, Werewolves/Shapeshifters | Release Date: October 21, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-138-5) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-137-8)

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Anthology: Steamed Up Edited by Anne Regan

Inventors, pilots, tinkers, and soldiers; magical metals to replace an aging heart or a ruined limb; steam-powered fantasy worlds of clockwork nightingales, automatons, dirigibles, and men. The stories in this anthology visit diverse times in the history of modern man, and the men who populate these tales face war and cruelty, masters and autocrats, illness and poverty and greed. Yet the heat of romance outmatches even the steam engines, and time and again, the gears of love rule the day.

The Steamed Up stories include:

The Clockwork Nightingale’s Song by Amy Rae Durreson

Caress by Eli Easton

Swiftsilver by Bell Ellis

The Clockwork Heart by Kim Fielding

The Galatea’s Captain by Anka Grace

Screws by R.D. Hero

The Golden Goose by Mark Lesney

Spindle and Bell by Augusta Li

Ace of Hearts by Mary Pletsch

Five to One by Angelia Sparrow

Untouchable by Layla M. Wier

Length: Novel (344p.) | Genre: Steampunk | Release Date: October 21, 2013 |Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-331-0) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-330-3)

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