2012 Rainbow Awards winners!

December 1, 2012

Dreamspinner Press congratulates all the winners of the 2012 Rainbow Awards!

The following titles received awards this year and will be on sale until Dec. 8.

Sidecar by Amy Lane received The William Neale Award for Best Gay Romance (First Place)
To Touch the Stars by Jeremy Pack received The William Neale Award for Best Gay Romance (Second Place)
Red+Blue by A.B. Gayle received The William Neale Award for Best Gay Romance (Tie for Third Place)
Caregiver by Rick R. Reed received The William Neale Award for Best Gay Romance (Tie for Third Place)
Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane received The William Neale Award for Best Gay Romance (Honorable Mention)
Complete Faith by Sue Brown received The William Neale Award for Best Gay Romance (Honorable Mention)
Infected: Freefall by Andrea Speed received Best Gay Paranormal/Horror (First Place)
Ink by Isabelle Rowan received Best Gay Paranormal/Horror (Honorable Mention). Ink also received Best LGBT Cover (First Place).
Wake Me Up Inside by Cardeno C. received Best Gay Paranormal/Horror (Honorable Mention)
The Zero Knot by K.Z. Snow received Best LGBT Young Adult / Coming of Age (Second Place)
The Talker Collection by Amy Lane received Best LGBT Young Adult / Coming of Age (Honorable Mention)
Seidman by James Erich received Best LGBT Young Adult / Coming of Age (Honorable Mention). Seidman also received Best Gay Debut Novel/Book (Honorable Mention).
Infected: Shift by Andrea Speed received Best Gay Sci-Fi / Fantasy (Honorable Mention).
King Perry by Edmond Manning received Best Gay Debut Novel/Book (Honorable Mention). King Perry also received Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction (Honorable Mention).
No Quarter by L.J. LaBarthe received Best Gay Debut Novel/Book (Honorable Mention)
Italian Ice by EM Lynley received Best Gay Mystery/Thriller (Honorable Mention)
Whistle Pass by KevaD received Best Gay Historical (Third Place)
Bonds of Earth by G.N. Chevalier received Best Gay Historical (Honorable Mention)
Forgotten Man by Ryan Loveless received Best Gay Historical (Honorable Mention)
The British Devil by Greg Hogben received Best LGBT Biographies and Memoirs Rainbow Awards (Third Place)
Floods and Drought by Zahra Owens received Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction (Honorable Mention).

The Dragon Tamer by Ana Bosch received Best LGBT Cover (Tie for Third)
Speechless by Kim Fielding received Best LGBT Cover (Tie for Third)
Tattoos and Teacups by Anna Martin received Best LGBT Cover (Honorable Mention)
Chasing Seth by J.R. Loveless received Best LGBT Cover (Honorable Mention)
Acrobat by Mary Calmes received Best LGBT Cover (Honorable Mention)
Technically Dead by Tia Fielding received Best LGBT Cover (Honorable Mention)

Clear Water by Amy Lane received an Honorable Mention: One Perfect Score
Together Bound by Elizabeth Noble received an Honorable Mention: One Perfect Score
Galley Proof by Eric Arvin received an Honorable Mention: One Perfect Score
The Thunder in His Head by Gene Gant received an Honorable Mention: One Perfect Score
Cop Out by K.C. Burn received an Honorable Mention: One Perfect Score
Unshakeable Faith by Lisa Worrall received an Honorable Mention: One Perfect Score
The Cool Part of His Pillow by Rodney Ross received an Honorable Mention: One Perfect Score
The Melody Thief by Shira Anthony received an Honorable Mention: One Perfect Score

TweetAway Rewind!

November 13, 2012

We are rerunning the last four days of our October TweetAways starting tomorrow. The same titles offered on Oct. 28-31 will be offered again for the 14 million without power courtesy of Hurricane Sandy. So if you missed them the first time, stay tuned on Twitter.https://twitter.com/dreamspinners

Author Announcements: November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012

Author Chats:

This Saturday you can chat with Jacob Z. Flores over at Facebook and Ana Bosch over at Goodreads. Join them to talk about their latest releases, read excerpts and giveaways!

EM Lynley

I’ll be at Romance Lives Forever on Thurs Nov 8 (http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/). It’s a promo for Brand New Flavor and there will be a contest.

H.C. Brown

I’m having a release party on my blog. I’ll have prizes for comments: http://www.hcbrownauthoroferoticromance.blogspot.com.au/

Lissa Kasey

I’m doing a giveaway on my blog http://lissakasey.blogspot.com/ for Ascendance which comes out tomorrow (Nov 7, 2012). Boys in Babeland will be doing one at the end of the week: http://mjandpiper.blogspot.com/

Author Announcements: October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012

Some of the things our authors are doing this week:

Rhys Ford

If you could ask Kim Jae-Min from the Dirty Series anything…

Kim Fielding

Is going to do a giveaway of Good Bones on her blog tomorrow (10/31/2012) to celebrate Halloween and the beginning of NaNoWriMo. The blog is kfieldingwrites.blogspot.com.

Author Announcements: October 24, 2012

October 23, 2012

Some of the things that our authors are doing this week.

Jacob Z. Flores:

Starting today, I will be going on a 7-day blog tour promoting 3. If you leave a comment, you are entered to win a free electronic copy of 3. If you happen to leave a comment at all 7 stops, then you could be entered to win 7 times! Who doesn’t like those odds?

Here’s a schedule of the stops as well as a brief summary of what you will find!

10/23: RomFan Reviews – Come read the interview where I talk about 3, my upcoming release, and naked Lady Gaga dancing
10/25: Literary Nymphs – Another interview where I share some personal stories as well as an excerpt from 3
10/26: Mama Kitty – An interview where I talk about the authors that inspire me, my comfort reads, and what I love and hate most about writing
10/29: You Gotta Read Reviews – I discuss what I wanted to be as a child and offer some advice for writers just starting out.
11/1: Romance Reviews Today – I talk about some things I learned while writing 3
11/5: Mantastic – Here, I blog about the top 3 tips for “Sex for 3″
11/9: Book Wenches – On the final stop, I blog about polyamory and relationships

S.A. Garcia:

October-November 2012 CUPID KNOWS BEST Blog Hop Schedule

October 21-26: My interview is featured on Brenda Woody & Steve Tindle’s blog for five days. There’s an ebook giveaway!
October 23: Lee Brazil: Crawling into Bed with Carl and Marcelino from Cupid Knows Best
October 24: Raine Delight’s Blog: When Your Partner Asks the 60 Million Dollar Question
October 25: The Armchair Reader: Without Characters, We’re Helpless
October 26: It’s Raining Men Blog
October 27: Occupying the Dreamspinner Goodreads Page
October 27- 31: The Romance Studio’s Spookapalooza
October 29: Sue Brown’s Blog : Defeating My Fear of Real Life Characters
October 30: Eden Winters: Early Literary Influences-Books that Shaped My Life
October 31: Kool Queer Lit: When WIPs Attack
October 31: Dawn’s Reading Nook: S.A. Garcia interviews Marcelino and  Carl from Cupid Knows Best
November 6: A Short Story to celebrate Amber Kell’s Birthday
November 8: Lee Brazil : Crawling into Bed with S.A. Garcia
November 8: The Romance Studio Promo Party for Cupid Knows Best

Sneak Preview: October 15, 2012

October 14, 2012

Titles to be released for the week of October 15th, 2012.

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Release date: October 17, 2012

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Release date: October 19, 2012

Release date: October 19, 2012

Release date: October 19, 2012

TweetAway specials!

October 5, 2012

As part of our October Extravaganza, we will be offering flash sales via our Twitter account, https://twitter.com/dreamspinners. Two or three times a day, we will announce one-hour free sales of books by our generous authors. Follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss out!

DREAMSPINNER PRESS HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA

October 4, 2012

Dreamspinner Press celebrates Halloween in style!

During the month of October, we will be offering the following special discounts.

October 1-4: All eBooks in the Angels and Demons category will be 25% off.

October 5-7: All eBooks in the Shifters and Vampires categories will be 25% off.

October 8-11: All eBooks in the Fantasy, Fairytales and Other Paranormal categories will be 25% off.

October 12-14: All Yaoi eBooks and eBooks by our authors who are attending YaoiCon in Los Angeles will be 25% off.

Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Nessa L. Warin, Shira Anthony, Lori Hawkins, Rhys Ford, Augusta Li, Eon de Beaumont, EM Lynley, Venona Keyes

October 15 – 18: The 2008 Advent set will be available for 44.99 through October 31. It will go out of print on November 1, so don’t miss your last chance to get it! All Christmas eBooks will also be 25% off.

October 19-21: All eBooks by authors attending GayRomLit will be 25% off.

Abigail Roux, Aleksandr Voinov, Allison Cassatta, Amy Lane, Ana Bosch, Andrew Gray, Anel Viz, Anne Tenino, Ariel Tachna, Belinda McBride, Brita Addams, Charlie Cochet, Christopher Koehler, Clancy Nacht, Clare London, Damon Suede, Devon Rhodes, Eden Winter, Edmond Manning, Ellis Carrington, EM Lynley, Eric Arvin, Ethan Stone, Felicitas Ivey, Hayley B. James, Heidi Cullinan, Isabelle Rowan, Jacob Z. FloresJamie Fessenden, Jana Downs, Jeff Erno, Jackson CorddJonathan Treadway, J.P. Barnaby, Karenna Colcroft, Kate McMurray, KC Burn, Kiernan Kelly, Kim Fielding, Lara Brukz, Lissa Kasey, Lori Toland, Lorraine Ulrich, Marguerite Labbe, Marie Sexton, Michael Murphy, MJ O’Shea, PD Singer, Piper Vaughn, Poppy Dennison, Rhys Ford, Rick R. Reed, Rowan Speedwell, S.A. Garcia, Scotty Cade, Shae Connor, Shira Anthony, SJD Peterson, Sue Brown, T.A. Webb, T.C. Blue, Thursday Euclid, Trina Lane, Venona Keyes, Xara X. Xanakas, Zahra Owens.

October 22-25: All Foreign Language titles and audiobooks will be 25% off.

October 26-31: All eBooks in the Ghosts and Spirits category will be 25% off.

In addition, watch our Twitter and Facebook for special flash sales and other fun opportunities to win prizes from us!

J. P. Barnaby: Aaron Virtual Book Tour

October 3, 2012

Please join J. P. Barnaby on a whirlwind book tour celebrating the release of Aaron, the story of a teenage boy, physically and psychologically traumatized, who finds every last vestige of strength he has to get his life back.

Date: October 2 – October 8

Date Site Topic
10/2/12 Joyfully Jay An Interview with Aaron Cover Artist AngstyG
10/3/12 Pants Off Reviews Writing PTSD
10/4/12 My Overstuffed Bookshelf Writing a Deaf Character
10/5/12 Amara’s Place The Value of Emotionally Charged Characters
10/6/12 Leontine’s Book Realm An Intimate Interview with Aaron Downing
10/7/12 Fiction Vixen Book Reviews In the Weekend Spotlight: Aaron
10/8/12 Dreamspinner Press Blog A Look at Cover Model: Jake Bass

Three signed copies of Aaron are up for grabs – make sure to enter the Goodreads giveaway by October 15th:http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/33044-aaron

For more information, please visit the tour schedule.

For more information about Aaron, please visit Dreamspinner Press.

J. P. Barnaby

http://www.jpbarnaby.com

Because love is never easy.

Call for Submission Reminder: Snow on the Roof

September 20, 2012

Snow on the Roof
Edited by Anne Regan

“Just because there’s snow on the roof, doesn’t mean the fire’s gone out in the furnace.” There’s something to be said for maturity and experience, and in all of these relationships, at least one of the lovers is over forty. Whether it’s a May/December romance, a second chance at love, or finding a soul mate later in life, these stories prove that it’s never too late for love.

Editor’s Note: At least one of the couple must be age 40+.

Submission Deadline: Nov. 19, 2012

Publication Date: February 2013

Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 – 12,000 words

Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.

Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions to anneregan[at]dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: OLDER MEN anthology submission