New Releases: May 2nd, 2014

May 2, 2014

Run for the Roses by Elizabeth Noble

 

Val is determined to avoid relationships. But Wyatt, his best friend’s father, interests him in ways that make his resolve waver.

Wanting to end his pattern of choosing controlling and abusive men, Vladimir ‘Val’ Mihalic figures it’s better to live alone than live in fear. Just when things are settling down—his biggest trouble recently is a Kentucky Derby hopeful that won’t load into a starting gate—his best friend Janelle’s violent ex-boyfriend kidnaps her. After she’s seriously injured in a car wreck, Wyatt Harig, Janelle’s estranged father, comes around to tend to his daughter. Despite Val’s determination to avoid relationships, Wyatt interests him in ways that make his resolve waver. As complications and repercussions pile on in the aftermath of Janelle’s kidnapping—including a gambling charge and a murder—Wyatt and Val must work together to seek answers. And the closer they get to each other, the more Val wants them to stay that way.

 

Length: Novella (164p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: May 2, 2014

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-854-4)

 

 

 

 

Blackbird Knitting in a Bunny’s Lair by Amy Lane

 

When a friend’s baby needs special care, Aiden and Jeremy find common ground to firm up their shaky union.

Sequel to Knitter in His Natural Habitat; A Granby Knitting Novel

 

After three years of waiting for “rabbit” Jeremy to commit to a life in Granby—and a life together—Aiden Rhodes was appalled when Jeremy sustained a nearly fatal beating to keep a friend out of harm’s way. How could Aiden’s bunny put himself in danger like that?

 

Aiden needs to get over himself, because Jeremy has a long road to recovery, and he’s going to need Aiden’s promise of love every step of the way. Jeremy has new scars on his face and body to deal with, and his heart can’t afford any more wounds.

 

When their friend’s baby needs some special care, the two men find common ground to firm up their shaky union. With Aiden’s support and his boss’s inspiration, Jeremy comes up with a plan to make sure Ariadne’s little blackbird comes into this world with everything she needs. While Jeremy grows into his new role as protector, Aiden needs to ease back on his protectiveness over his once-timid lover. Aiden may be a wolf in student’s clothing and Jeremy may be a rabbit of a man, but that doesn’t mean they can’t walk the wilds of Granby together.

 

Length: Novel (244p.) | Genre:  Contemporary | Release Date: May 2, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-874-2) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-873-5)

 

 

 

Heart Knot Mine by Lily Velden

 

Noah and Robert are college teachers who exchange jobs and homes. Noah makes a discovery in Robert’s home that leads him to self discovery.

Despite a successful college teaching career, Noah Daniels has become depressed. He feels he’s leading a monochromatic life: love has eluded him. When he’s offered a chance to teach in London as part of an exchange program, he accepts, hoping a change of scenery will do him good. But once he’s there, his outlook on love and sexuality changes in ways he never expected.

 

Robert Callinan is Noah’s English counterpart in the program. The men exchange not only their jobs, but also their homes, and it is what Noah stumbles across while staying at Robert’s house that sends him on a journey of self-discovery—both mentally and physically. A journey that puts color back into his life… just not in the way he expected. When the exchange program ends, Noah has to go home, but he doesn’t know if he wants to return to the life he left behind.

 

Length: Novel (218p.) | Genre:  Contemporary, Erotic Romance | Release Date: May 2, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-688-5) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-687-8)

 

 

 

The Granby Knitting Menagerie by Amy Lane – Print Only

 

Three Amy Lane knitting novellas: Join this menagerie of knitters as they craft to keep their toes toasty and their hearts warm!

Welcome to Granby, Colorado, a small town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains where it snows eight months out of the year and knitting is a mashup of art form, necessity, and religion. Here you will meet:

 

* Rance “Craw” Crawford, owner of the local alpaca farm and fiber mill, who courts tenderfoot Ben McCutcheon with awkwardness and the most lovingly handcrafted knitted garments known to man.

 

* Jeremy Stillson, ex-con and ex-grifter, who comes to work for Craw and learns the secrets to being honest are in both the yarn he learns to use and in Aiden Rhodes, his young co-worker, who has a very direct way of dealing with life and seducing Jeremy.

 

* Stanley Schulz, yarn buyer and Craw’s ex-lover, who discovers the joys of knitting alone—and then discovers the joys of knitting for Johnny, a delivery driver with a shady past.

Join this menagerie of knitters as they craft to keep their toes toasty and their hearts warm.

 

Novellas in this anthology originally published as eBooks by Dreamspinner Press.

 

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre:  Contemporary | Release Date: May 2, 2014

Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-973-2)

Now, for the hot men portion of the day….Val and Wyatt

May 2, 2014

I promised horses AND hot men. Time to move onto the hot men. All men are hot and everyone has different tastes. Sometimes you don’t even know what those tastes are until they sort of smack you in the face.

This is Val Mihalic. He’s an IT guy, nice and he has a penchant for picking the wrong men. That has led him to decide relationships aren’t for him. He lives a quiet life with his dogs and his horse and keeps to himself. He’s got one really good friend, Janelle. They have known each other for years and look out for one another like good friends do.

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 Then, very unexpectedly Janelle’s father Wyatt comes into town. Val and Janelle are roughly the same age, which makes Wyatt old enough to be Val’s father. Wyatt has been all over the world, he knows about things like ancient art and fine wine. While Val thinks he’s interesting and attractive, he’s sure Wyatt wouldn’t return that interest. Wyatt has returned to help his daughter and reconnect with her, not find a date. Val is surprised and a little apprehensive at first when Wyatt most certain does take an interest in him. They don’t have simply an age difference between them, but as they get to know one another they discover those differences aren’t so great after all.

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Here’s their first meeting:

 

Wyatt glanced down and grinned at the same time. He was nice looking when he smiled. Obviously he’d heard that more than once. “Janelle is adopted. And yes, she knows.” He put his hands in his pants pockets and sighed. “Do we have to do this through the door?”

 

“I… uh… don’t really….”

 

“I’m an investigator, and I work in antiquities. I’m not a mob hit man.”

 

“You do sort of look like one,” Val said.

 

Wyatt chuckled. “Nah, they spend much more on their clothes.”

 

Val unlocked the door and stepped back so Wyatt could enter. He was impressed that Wyatt wasn’t bothered by three big dogs dancing around at his feet. Instead he put one hand out for them to sniff and walked between them.

 

Wyatt held out his hand and smiled. “Let’s try again. I’m Janelle’s father, Wyatt Harig. You and your entourage are…?”

 

Val shook the offered hand. Wyatt’s hand was strong, his handshake firm. His hand was as warm as his smile. “Vladimir Mihalic. Val. They’re Cooper, Bear, and Titan.” He pointed to each dog as he said their name.

 

“Good-looking crew you have. Trained to kill on command?” Wyatt asked.

 

“Y-yes.”

 

“Uh-huh.” Wyatt tilted his head to one side and leaned down far enough to pat the dogs.

 

“Not buying it, huh?”

 

“Not in the least,” Wyatt said. “I can tell they’re incredibly vicious.”

 

“I guess the hand licking blew their cover.” Val glanced at the floor for a second and scratched at his forearm.

 

Wendy at Hearts on Fire Reviews was very kind and wrote a pre-release review for the first week of the blog tour for Run for the Roses. You can read her complete review HERE.

Meet Dreamspinner, the horse…

May 2, 2014

Yes, the racehorse in my book, Run for the Roses, is named Dreamspinner! That maybe considered a sneaky way of having my manuscript accepted, but hey, all is fair in love, war and publishing. Right?

The same wonderful artist who created the cover for Run for the Roses also made this picture of my fictional horse, Dreamspinner for me.

 

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Art by TL Bland

This whole book adventure began when I thought it would be fun to write a book using the Kentucky Derby as a backdrop, it’s not the main focus of the story but a very important part. Then I had this utterly brilliant idea to name my fictional racehorse Dreamspinner, good name. So, I fire off an email to Elizabeth North, owner of Dreamspinner Press and asked if it would be okay to name a horse in a novel after her company. She very graciously said yes. Then I followed a little while later with an email stating post time for the 2014 Kentucky Derby was 6:24 pm May 3 and when would she need my manuscript in order to publish my book as close to that time as possible.

She laughed and said she’d never had that request before, gave me a date and asked for the title. That is how Run for the Roses and my Dreamspinner was born…or conceived.

In the book we learn that Dreamspinner is a descendant of War Admiral and Secretariat and there are a few references to them mentioned. One reference to Secretariat that many people might notice is the mention of winning a race by thirty-one lengths. That race was the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Why, when mentioning famous racehorses in my book was Man O’ War’s name not included? The answer is simple, he never ran in the Kentucky Derby, his owner didn’t like racing in Kentucky!  Man O’War’s son, War Admiral won the 1937 Triple Crown, but that’s not why I picked him to mention. Dreamspinner, like War Admiral didn’t like getting into the starting gate.

Everyone answering any question other than the pick the Derby winner contest will also be entered to win a copy of Run for the Roses tell me, that’s two ways to win a book! Do you have a favorite racehorse? If so, why?

Interested in knowing more about Dreamspinner the horse? He has a secret spot on my website. Feel free to visit him HERE. There is one spoiler on the bottom of the page.

Welcome to the 140th Running of the Kentucky Derby!

May 2, 2014

Tomorrow is a big day in Kentucky. It’s Derby Day.  Post time (start time)  for this year’s Derby is 6:24 pm, eastern. For those of you who would like to know more details about the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs where the race is held, there are two very nice websites: The Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs.

Why am I yammering on about the Kentucky Derby you ask? Good question. My novella, Run for the Roses, is in part about the Kentucky Derby, or more exactly about a journey to the race. In fact, the book ends just with the Kentucky Derby race. The Derby is only one piece of the book. There is the horse (more on him later today), his jockey, and two men from different backgrounds and of different ages who fall in love while helping to get that horse and jockey to the starting gate of the Kentucky Derby.

The title of the book Run for the Roses, comes from one of the nicknames the Kentucky Derby is known for. The equine winner of the race wears a garland of red roses. The tradition began over a century ago when the ladies attending a party thrown in Louisville were given a red rose. That grew into the red rose becoming the official flower of the Kentucky Derby in 1904. In 1925 a sports columnist coined the phrase “The run for the roses” in a New York newspaper. The first Thoroughbred to wear the garland was Burgoo King in 1932 and it’s been a tradition ever since. The garland is over 500 red roses sewn onto a green satin backing.

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Photo by: Churchill Downs

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Photo by: Secretariat.com

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Photo by: Churchill Downs

Honestly, I haven’t got the patience to do that much stitching.

The Kentucky Derby has also been called, “the most exciting two minutes in sports!”

 Here’s this year’s line up, otherwise known as the field, for the actual Kentucky Derby.

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Want to be entered into a drawing to win an eBook copy of Run for the Roses? Who do you think will take the winner’s circle and wear that pretty red, rose garland tomorrow?  I’ll come back after the race and announce the winner of this contest.

Hot Men and Horses!

May 2, 2014

Now that I have your attention: Good morning.  I’m Elizabeth Noble and welcome to my release day party for Run for the Roses!

I’ve some interesting and fun things planned for today and, of course, those all important give aways. So, stay tuned to learn more about horses, racing….oh yeah and my newest release, Run for the Roses. But, first I’d like to take a moment to say happy seventh anniversary to Dreamspinner Press and congratulations to Elizabeth North for all her publishing success.

 

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Let’s kick things off with the book blurb:

Wanting to end his pattern of choosing controlling and abusive men, Vladimir ‘Val’ Mihalic figures it’s better to live alone than live in fear. Just when things are settling down—his biggest trouble recently is a Kentucky Derby hopeful that won’t load into a starting gate—his best friend Janelle’s violent ex-boyfriend kidnaps her. After she’s seriously injured in a car wreck, Wyatt Harig, Janelle’s estranged father, comes around to tend to his daughter. Despite Val’s determination to avoid relationships, Wyatt interests him in ways that make his resolve waver. As complications and repercussions pile on in the aftermath of Janelle’s kidnapping—including a gambling charge and a murder—Wyatt and Val must work together to seek answers. And the closer they get to each other, the more Val wants them to stay that way.

The spectacular cover for Run for the Roses was done by cover artist TL Bland.

 

 

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New Releases: April 4th, 2014

April 4, 2014

Electric Candle by Elizabeth Noble

 

When a vampire finds his soul mate, the bond is forever. It’s love at first sight. Or is it?

Sequel to Shades of Sepia; The Sleepless City: Book Two

 

When a vampire finds his soul mate, the bond is forever. It’s love at first sight. Or is it?

 

Flint, Ohio, Homicide Detective Jonas Forge has been a vampire for nearly two hundred years. He’s fought wars, seen life go from the simple but hard colonial days to the modern, high-tech world. He’s evolved with the times, adapting with each new era, blending into each new life. The one constant is his best friend and lover, Declan.

 

Until Forge’s soul mate tumbles, literally, into his life.

 

Even though they’re not fated to be together forever, Forge and Declan are perfectly happy. Despite the pheromone attracting him to his soul mate, Forge isn’t thrilled with the guy, and the feeling seems mutual. While trying to adjust to his clumsy soul mate and equally awkward feelings, Forge is on the hunt for the serial killer who’s leaving a trail of bodies, and who witnesses can’t identify. But Forge better watch out. When his work collides with his love life, things really heat up.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Ghosts/Spirits, Mystery/Suspense| Release Date: April 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-704-2) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-703-5)

 

 

 

The Final Seduction by Allison Cassatta

 

Sin & Seduction is closing its doors and Dorian is being arrested for murder. The world has spun off its axis and everyone plays a role.

Sin & Seduction: Book Three

 

Sin & Seduction is closing its doors for good, and Dorian Grant’s being arrested for murder. The world has finally spun off its axis, and everybody involved has a role to play.

 

In the midst of this tragedy and strife, “Golden Boy” Lance moves his heart out of no-man’s-land, thanks to a Portuguese beauty, Davi “Amante Quente,” who shakes his sweet little physique all over Sin & Seduction’s stage. But Lance can’t consider a future with someone else until he faces the issues that have kept him out of relationships in the past. His belief that love is a myth is high on that list.

 

Meanwhile, Jason’s relationship with Brad has turned surreally domestic. Their lives are consumed with raising Brad’s little girl. Couple that with the urgency of saving jobs, and Jason’s stress level skyrockets into the red.

 

Life looks grim for the Sin & Seduction crew, and it will take something close to a miracle to save them all.

 

Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre:  Contemporary | Release Date: April 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-788-2) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-787-5)

Sexy Six Anniversary Short – Heart, Home and Hearth by Elizabeth Noble

May 26, 2013

It was a cool, clear night. The type of evening Nick Ruger liked best. He stretched and breathed in the sweet scent of lilacs and grass mixed with the faint aroma of horses in the field. This was always Nick’s favorite part of the day. It was when he and his mate, Todd, would spend some time, just the two of them, sitting outside in one of the big, wooden lounge chairs Todd had built so many years ago. He’d made it special for the two of them. There was a wooden cup holder and basket securely attached to each arm. Perfect for holding Nick’s observing journal or books as well as whatever they were drinking at the time.

The Rugers had lived in this house, and on this farm, in Yellowknife, for a decade. The property had been left to them by the doctor who had built it; he wanted this place, built with his wife, to go to a family who would love it as much as they had. In that ten years Todd and Nick had built a deck on the back, expanded the gardens around the house and added to the barn to accommodate Nick’s four-legged patients when needed. The rest of the farm land they leased to one of the neighboring farmers.

No matter what was happening in their lives, or what direction things took, Todd and Nick Ruger had each other and their home.

Nick stuck his hands into the pockets of his dark green pullover sweatshirt. It wasn’t the same one Todd had given him their first night together, but it looked and felt just like it. This one was probably the fourth or fifth one Todd had bought for Nick.

The horses were feeling frisky this evening, chasing each other around the pasture. Every now and then one of them kicked out their hind legs and bucked for a few paces. Even the moderately warmer weather after the harsh, cold, longer than normal winter they’d recently endured was enough to lift spirits of man and animal alike.

He liked watching their horses, and caring for them. Todd built things; he worked with wood and made sure their home was always in the best shape. Nick liked caring for the grounds. The gardens as well as pastures were tended by Nick. As with everything else they were the perfect complement to one another. Nick always got a warm, comforting feeling from those thoughts.

“You going to stand there staring at the horses all night? Are they doing something naughty?” Todd peered over Nick’s shoulder, at the same time nudged Nick’s elbow.

Todd held a large, topless egg shaped mug in each hand. One was offered to Nick.

Nick smile and inhaled deeply. “Thanks.”

Todd had introduced Nick to coffee, and always made a damn fine brew. Todd hooked one foot around the leg of the nearest lounge and dragged it closer to them. He settled on the lounge, pushing back until he rested against the back. Todd held his mug of coffee with one hand and waved at Nick to join him with the other.

Nick sat on the edge of the lounge and carefully inched back until he was nestled against Todd’s side, leaning into his strength and warmth. Watching for the long ripples of light stretching from the horizon upward to fill the sky. The cool colors in greens and blues mixed with the sprinkling of stars and swirled across the night sky.

“I love watching the lights,” Todd said between sips of coffee. “They always amaze me. We could hardly see them from New Colorado.”

“Solar flares.”

“Huh?”

Nick pointed to the sky. “The lights, they’re caused when particles are pushed out from the Sun by solar flares and—” One of Todd’s fingers finding the space between two of Nick’s ribs and rubbing back and forth fast, stopped Nick’s words. He sucked in a sharp breath and swallowed a yelp.

“They’re pretty lights and you don’t have to dissect everything. That habit could get a guy’s library privileges revoked and make his books vanish,” Todd teased.

At least Nick hoped he was teasing. “You wouldn’t.”

Todd set his mug in the holder and reached across Nick, sliding his arm around Nick’s waist. “Try me.”

Nick opened his mouth, but he never got the chance to speak. Todd twisted to the side, pulled Nick hard against him and pressed his mouth to Nick’s, his tongue slipping in and cutting off Nick’s words.

A minute later Nick had forgotten what he wanted to say. Todd broke their kiss then whispered a soft, “Shh.” He moved his arm from across Nick’s middle so he could catch Nick’s hand in his own.

Nick shifted a bit so he could watch Todd’s profile more easily. No matter how old they got or how many years went by, there would be things Nick would always remember. One such treasured memory was his first meeting with Todd, long ago and many miles away. That day was full of so many firsts, but the one foremost on Nick’s mind was Todd taking his hand and leading him away from the group they were to travel with and to privacy at the back of their wagon.

Todd was power, confidence and he seemed so sure of everything. All the things Nick wasn’t, but aspired to be. He’d so easily slid his hand over Nick’s. Todd’s fingers were warm and strong, using just the right amount of pressure to be loving and possessive at the same time.

Nick smiled every time he’d think of Todd’s fingers twining with his, curling ever so slightly until Nick had no hope of escape, not that he wanted to escape. Nick could feel every twitch and movement of the muscles of Todd’s arm, how’d he’d flex and tense ever so slightly as he stepped closer to Nick, fingers curling even more, grip tightening.

The day had been warm and slightly muggy, but goose-bumps rose on Nick’s skin and he’d shivered and smiled shyly. A tingle of excitement worked its way through Nick, as always it was a cozy, comforting tendril that was a constant in Nick’s life. Home for Nick wasn’t just where Todd was, for Nick Todd was his home.

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“I could start a fire,” Todd offered.

“You already did.”

“Did I now?” Todd went for innocent, but knew Nick wasn’t buying it; the chuckle that rumbled through him was proof of that. Nick could read Todd more easily than he could any book.

Even though Nick was an inch or two taller, he had a particular talent for wedging himself under Todd’s shoulder and against his side. Ten years in this house and more years than that together hadn’t dampened Nick’s desire for physical contact in the least.

Todd lifted the hand that rested on Nick’s shoulder and stroked the top of Nick’s head. It was no secret Todd loved Nick’s hair. It was lustrous, with enough length to let Todd’s fingers get a good hold. There was enough curl to make Todd want to run his fingers though just to see the strands separate and spring back together. Some would twist around one another, but somehow it didn’t tangle. Even the color, a deep chocolate, Todd found soothing and sensual.

Nick didn’t do much to his hair other than wash it, sometimes get it cut, yet it was a part of him Todd was especially drawn to. More than the texture he loved, Todd also loved its scent. Fresh from being outdoors and uniquely Nick.

Like his personality, Nick’s hair was a mass of contradiction, literally and figuratively. There were bangs constantly over his face and being brushed back from his eyes, but they were never messy, and always graceful. It constantly seemed too long until it was cut then it seemed like it grew back longer and fuller than before. Just when Todd thought it couldn’t get better, it surprised him and was twice as wonderful. He moved his fingers in a lazy pattern through Nick’s hair and caressing his skin.

“We could take the horses out for a ride before bed,” Todd murmured.

“Hmmm, a ride sounds good.” Nick sat up and rolled so he was more on top of Todd than next to him and grinned. Todd had built these chairs for the two of them, they were sturdy and stable and the couple had done much more than lounging on them over the years.

The pleasant warmth in Todd’s belly and groin ignited completely. His cock went from a casual full feeling to hard in the span of a few breaths. The way the material between Nick’s legs strained made it obvious to Todd Nick was having the same reaction. Todd sat up and leaned forward, skimming Nick’s neck with his tongue, then teeth. At the same time he slipped his hands under Nick’s clothes. With his palms pressed to Nick’s skin, Todd pushed them up until his fingers brushed Nick’s tight nipples.

Nick groaned and shuddered. “It’s cold out here.”

“You’re getting soft. We used to spend months outdoors.” Todd rolled one of Nick’s nipples between thumb and forefinger and smiled when another quiver rippled through his mate.

“But now we have a big, warm bed and fireplace in our bedroom.” Nick sat straighter for a second then arched his back as Todd slid his hands back down Nick’s torso, dragging his clothes back into place as well.

Todd grabbed Nick’s waist and urged Nick to the side so they could both stand up. The instant Todd’s feet hit the ground he straightened and pulled Nick firmly against him. “I don’t think we’ll need that fireplace tonight.” He dropped one hand lower, massaging Nick’s buttocks.

Ten years in one spot hadn’t diminished anything, in fact what they had continued to grow daily. He kissed Nick, long and deep, feeling Nick’s heartbeat against his chest, beating in time with his own. Nick was the fire in Todd’s soul and the heart that kept him going.

Nick broke their kiss and embrace first, saying in a low voice, “We should go inside now, or you’ll have grass stains on your knees in about three more minutes.”

“Fair enough.” Todd took Nick’s hand in his own again and tugged him along toward the house, their home.

Just as they reached the door Nick’s grip tightened and he put the brakes on. Todd was forced to stop and turn to face him. Nick stepped close so he straddled one of Todd’s thighs, rocking against Todd and stealing another kiss while he mumbled, “Not getting soft.”

“Oh, hell no, you’re not.” Todd reached behind him and fumbled at the door handle, finally getting it open. They practically fell inside, separating just enough to make their way through their home and to their bed.

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Read more about Todd and Nick in the Sentries series.

New releases: April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013

Collared Souls by Elizabeth Noble

Freedom is within reach for Todd and Nick, but it will be a fight to draw on the strengths of their bond, survive, and learn to forgive. Collared Souls by Elizabeth Noble, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sentries: Book Four; Sequel to Chained Hearts

Freedom is within reach for Todd and Nick Ruger, but their dreams of Elk’s Ridge are dashed by Vice-Chancellor Raleigh’s troops. With his mate imprisoned, Nick searches for help and finds an unlikely and unexpected ally. But Todd’s release leaves them once again in debt to Chancellor Clarke.

Their mission sends them to the small village of Eldrid in search of a historic record of owners and slaves with unique abilities. Eldrid holds even more secrets from the past—including the origins of sentries—as well as conspiracies of the present that are set to launch a new battle that will turn lover helplessly against lover. Though Todd and Nick know the realities of war are hard lessons, it will be a fight to draw on the strengths of their bond, survive, and learn to forgive.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, Other Paranormal, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: April 3, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-516-6) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-515-9)

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Good Question by Dawn Kimberly Johnson

Jamison’s heart has been locked since his dad died. Lonnie knows all about rejection. A weekend together might set them free of their pasts.  Good Question by Dawn Kimberly Johnson, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Ever since Jamison Coburn lost his father, he’s been locked up tight, not just because of the heartache but also because if he wants to be like the man he so admired, embracing his attraction to other men is impossible.

Lonnie Bellerose is simply minding his own business when he pulls up at his twin sister’s house, intent on painting a mural in her new nursery. He doesn’t expect to meet anyone like the tall, dark, handsome, and silent handyman. Their first kiss is as spontaneous as their attraction, but Jamison quickly pushes Lonnie away. No biggy. Lonnie knows all about rejection. He’s used to it, has come to expect it.

Perhaps an unexpected weekend together housesitting might set them free of their pasts to become the men they can be together—that is, if Jamison can get past his denial and Lonnie can learn to trust that he’s worth loving after all.

Length: Novella (109p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 3, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-438-1)

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Night Shift by Kim Fielding

Parolee Aiden Finn is alone except for Luka, his coworker. Sex turns to friendship, but lurking monsters may ruin Aiden’s plans for more. Night Shift by Kim Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Aside from a sympathetic parole officer, Aiden Finn is alone in the world. He knows this is his last chance—after a lifetime in and out of prison, one more mistake will land him there to stay. Unfortunately, his job as a night custodian at a motel is neither satisfying nor good for building his confidence, and booze and burglary are always just a step behind him.

Enter beautiful, exotic, and secretive Luka Gabor, the motel’s new security guard. He seems to know a great deal about literature, history, and travel but otherwise remains a mystery. Aiden has to admit, the sex has never been better, and he might even be feeling the beginnings of friendship. He dares to hope that this time, he won’t mess things up—if lurking monsters don’t ruin his plans.

Length: Novella (131p.) | Genre: Vampires, Other Paranormal | Release Date: April 3, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-439-8)

Author Annoucements: January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013

Some of the events our authors are participating in this week.

Shira Anthony:

Aria Blog Tour:

1/8 Lilly Sawyer’s Blog (http://lilysawyerbooks.blogspot.com/?zx=adddee48fe328a67) + Redz World Blogspot (http://redzworld.blogspot.com/)
1/9 Participating in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop (http://www.shiraanthony.com)
1/11 Sue Brown’s Blog (http://suebrownsstories.blogspot.com/)
1/12 Sara York’s Blog (http://sarayork.blogspot.com/)
1/16 Amber Skyze’s Blog (http://amberskyze.blogspot.com/?zx=19d17abf757c0dbc)
1/20 Honor James’ Blog (http://honor-james.blogspot.com/)
1/23 Four Seduced Muses Blog (http://fourseducedmuses.blogspot.com/)

Lily Grace:

This week I am guest blogging at ARe Cafe. Commenters will be in the running to win a $10 OmniBucks gift certificate: http://www.arecafe.com/cafe-news/lily-grace-how-i-went-from-being-a-lab-coat-wearing-scientist-to-a-writer-of-mm-romance/

Chris T. Kat:

Secret Chemistry (Blog Tour)

There’s a GoodReads Giveaway running for 2 paperbacks of Secret Chemistry. The Giveaway runs till January 26th.

January 10th: Guest blog & Giveaway (runs till the 12th) at M.A. Church (http://machurch00.blogspot.com)

Jay Cox: a hybrid between wolf and fox

January 11th: Interview at http://slashsessed.blogspot.com

January 11th: Guest Blog at Michael Rupured (http://rupured.com)

Secret Chemistry: Shape-shifters

January 13th: Guest Blog at Jacob Z. Flores (http://www.jacobzflores.com)

Secret Chemistry: The search for a title

January 18th: Guest Blog at Lily Velden (http://lilyvelden.com)

Secret Chemistry—Cover Art

January 19th: Guest Blog at Tali Spencer (http://talismania-brilliantdisguise.blogspot.com)

Sex in animal form

January 26th: Guest Blog at Julie Lynn Hayes (http://fullmoondreaming.blogspot.com)

Secret Chemistry: The story starts off with the main characters as kids—risky?

Dreamspinner Press Nominees for the Love Romance Cafe Awards

We are grateful and honored that our authors are represented!

Best Book of 2012

An Isolated Range by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
Who We Are by TJ Klune (Dreamspinner Press)

Best GBLT Book

Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner)
Second Chances by T.A. Webb (Dreamspinner)
King Perry by Edmond Manning (Dreamspinner)

Best Contemporary Book

Second Chances by T.A. Webb (Dreamspinner)
Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner)
The Talker Collection by Amy Lane (Dreamspinner)
King Perry by Edmond Manning (Dreamspinner)

Best Author of 2012

Andrew Grey
L.A. Witt

Best GBLT Author

T.A. Webb
Elizabeth Noble
TJ Klune
Karenna Colcroft
Andrew Grey
Andrea Speed
Amy Lane
Jaime Samms
L.A. Witt

Best Cover of 2012

Unconditional Love by Andrew Grey
The Talker Collection by Amy Lane

Best Western/Cowboys Book

An Isolated Range by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner)
Connor’s Courage by SJD Peterson (Dreamspinner)
Luke’s Present by Sue Brown (Dreamspinner)

Best Series All Around (can be multi-author or single author)

Morning Report Series by Sue Brown (Dreamspinner Press)
Stories from the Range Series by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
By Fire Series by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)

For the Long Run by Elizabeth Noble

September 12, 2012

Eric and Jay have to deal with politics, Jay’s fake fiancée, and a murderer who may be something more than human. For the Long Run by Elizabeth Noble, available from Dreamspinner Press.

After being bullied into the closet by his conservative senator father, Jay Molloy reconciles himself to a life of one-night stands instead of the loving D/s relationship he craves. When he meets the man of his dreams, trained Dom Eric Keger, all Jay dares to hope for is a quick fling. Eric has other ideas. He’s been hired by Jay’s father to run security at the family’s hunting resort, but now he has his heart set on Jay.

When murder victims begin to turn up at the resort, Eric and Jay start an investigation, but chasing down the killer proves less frustrating than dealing with Jay’s abusive, homophobic father. Exploring their new relationship would be hard enough on their own, but Eric and Jay also have to deal with politics, Jay’s fake fiancée, and a murderer who may be something more than human.

Length: Novel
Genre: BDSM/Kink, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Mystery/Suspense

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