Harmony Ink New Release: June 6, 2013

June 6, 2013

Choices by Jamie Mayfield

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Brian and Jamie explore their love—until their lives are rocked when their secret is exposed and Jamie’s family intervenes. Choices by Jamie Mayfield, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

Waiting for Forever: Book I

Part One: The Throwaway Boy

As the country’s religious and secular leaders battle over equality in the abstract, Brian McAllister and Jamie Mayfield live in the crossfire. In their little town of Crayford, Alabama, loving another boy is the worst kind of sin. Best friends since childhood, they explore their love and each other in Jamie’s backyard tree house as they hide from the world. They happily plan for the future together—until their lives are rocked when their secret is exposed and Jamie’s family intervenes.

When hatred turns to violence in their sleepy little town, Brian tries to cope with the loss of his best friend, who is stolen in the night. In desperation, he turns to Adam, a new friend with a shared pain. Can Adam fill the hole left by Jamie’s absence? The answer will change everything.

Adapted from the award-winning Little Boy Lost series by J.P. Barnaby.

100% of the author’s royalties are being donated to help homeless LGBT kids find safe shelter.
Length: Novel (304p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 6, 2013

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-721-4) | Buy as a paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-720-7)

New Releases: June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013

The Thirteenth Shard by J.L. O’Faolain

When a powerful witch is murdered by mundane means—the NYPD calls in Tuulois MacColewyn and the rest of Section Thirteen.

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A Section Thirteen Story; Sequel to The Thirteenth Sigil

When a powerful witch is murdered by mundane means—with the killer leaving behind clues reminiscent of an old mortal folktale—the NYPD calls in Tuulois MacColewyn and the rest of Section Thirteen.

It’s been a while since Cole and his onetime partner, Corhagen, have worked together on a murder case, and sparks still linger between them despite Cole’s budding relationship with Inspector Joss Vallimun. As they struggle to put their past behind them and discover what happened to the witch, they unearth clues to similar murders. Murders that remind them of an old adversary in a case still unsolved.

When further evidence leads Cole and Corhagen to the shattered fragments of a mythical sword, it points to a cryptic clue about a prophecy involving a king. The revelation leaves Cole reeling and sets him up to make what could be the biggest mistake of his life….   

Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense

Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-634-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-633-0)

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Destiny on the Tracks by Drake Braxton

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Time becomes Wheeler’s enemy as he quickly falls into a whirlwind affair with a man in the past.

While on business in a small town near Chicago, Wheeler Reynolds hears a tale about a traveling circus killed nearby in a horrific train wreck over ninety years ago. Haunted by the story, Wheeler falls asleep thinking someone is calling his name… and wakes up in 1918.

Wheeler believes it’s his mission to stop the accident from occurring until he meets Nicola Tenaglia, an aerialist for the circus. Time becomes his enemy as he quickly falls into a whirlwind affair. When they are discovered, events spin out of Wheeler’s control, and he and Nicola are separated. Then the train begins to pull away. Nicola’s time is running out….

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novella (88p.) | Genre: Time Travel, Bittersweet Dream| Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-574-6)

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Fear, Hope, and Bread Pudding by Marie Sexton

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Jon and Cole resolve to stay positive, but they can’t help but wonder if their dream of being parents just wasn’t meant to be.

Part of the Coda Series; Sequel to Strawberries for Dessert

Families should grow, not shrink. It’s been on Jon Kechter’s mind since before he tied the knot with his millionaire lover, Cole Fenton. Now hoping to adopt, Jon and Cole search for a mother-to-be willing to let them love her baby, but the interminable wait is wearing on them both.

Jon is close to his father, George, but until Cole, he didn’t have anyone else. Now George is pushing Cole to reconcile with his estranged mother. When the three of them spend Christmas with her in Munich, the results are disastrous. Jon and Cole resolve to stay positive, but no hope exists without a tinge of fear. Jon and Cole can’t help but wonder if their dream of being parents just wasn’t meant to be.

Length: Novella (140p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-555-5)

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Tuck & Cover by SJD Peterson

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After two years, Tucker is paired up with Owen once again. Getting through training while ignoring the sexual tension will be a battle.

2nd Edition

Battle Buddy

At nineteen, Shane Tucker joins the army. Tucker is gay but not ready to be open about it, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell seems like a convenient way to avoid dealing with his sexuality.

The army suits Tucker; he does well from the beginning. Then, during boot camp, he’s assigned a “battle buddy,” Owen Bradford. Owen is a walking, talking wet dream with no concept of personal space. Tucker only survives the constant temptation by venting to his diary.

Two years later, Tucker—now in the Army Ranger program—is paired up with Owen once again. Getting through training while ignoring the sexual tension between him and his battle buddy might be the biggest test of Tucker’s military career.

Tuck & Cover

You may have read Tuck’s diary entries, but they don’t tell the whole story. Tuck will argue the point, but he definitely got a few details wrong—not that I blame him. He was, if you remember, a little sexually frustrated at the time. He probably wasn’t thinking straight. I’ll never get tired of teasing him about that. Anyway, here’s what really happened.

Rangers lead the way! – Owen

First Editions published by Silver Publishing; Battle Buddy March 2012; Tuck and Cover November 2012

Length: Novella (141p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-854-9)

New Releases: June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013

Dumb Jock by Jeff Erno

What develops between Brett and Jeff proves challenging. In 1983, rural Michigan isn’t ready to embrace loves between men.

Dumb Jock by Jeff Erno

2nd Edition

Dumb Jock: Book One

Jeff Irwin is short, timid, and studious. A bit of a social outcast, he lives quietly in the shadows of the popular kids at his school, his life ruled by his ever-present fear of rejection or failure.

Enter high school football hero Brett Willson and the chance for Jeff to embark upon the challenge of educating the world’s dumbest jock.

But what develops between Brett and Jeff proves far more challenging than any tutoring session. In 1983, rural Michigan isn’t ready to embrace love between two men, never mind two teenage boys. If they’re going to make a go of it, Jeff will have to come out of his shell—and Brett will have to prove he’s more than just a dumb jock.

First Edition published by Xlibris, February 2009.

Length: Novel (246p.) | Genre: Contemporary| Release Date: June 3, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-618-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-617-0)

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Heart of Stone by Ari McKay

Luke wants Stone to succeed as a rancher and put the legacy of his shiftless father behind him, but he’d also like Stone to share his bed.

Heart of Stone by Ari McKay

Stone Harrison never knew he had an aunt; he certainly never expected her to bequeath him one of the largest spreads in central Nevada. But something about Copper Lake Ranch and its foreman, Luke Reynolds, speaks to him, offering a chance for the home he’s never really had.

Luke wants Stone to succeed as a rancher and put the legacy of his shiftless father behind him, but he’d also like Stone to share his bed. Unfortunately, Stone is convinced that the world is a harsh place that will never accept two men sharing their lives. Much to Luke’s dismay, he refuses to risk Luke’s life despite the intense attraction they share.

The tension between them escalates when a series of calamities strikes Copper Lake. An unexpected and unwelcome visit from Stone’s dandified cousin, James, only makes things worse. Stone’s ability to run the ranch comes into question, but the threat of losing it means less to Stone than the threat to Luke’s life. Stone will do anything it takes to protect the man he loves—even if it makes him a murderer.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Western, Historical – Americas | Release Date: June 3, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-599-9) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-598-2)

New releases: May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

In Search of a Story by Andrew Grey

Brad digs into his stories and Cory’s life, eager to know everything… but he unearths a mystery that might have been safer left buried. In Search of a Story by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.

He’s searching for a story but finds so much more.

Brad Torrence is next on the chopping block at the newspaper where he works. Hungry for any source he can find, he runs across an ad in the classifieds: For Sale: Nursery Items, Never Used. It’s the lead he’s been looking for. Thinking a piece about the loss of a child will give him the edge he needs to keep his job, Brad follows up. He doesn’t expect a single man to answer.

Rather than being offended, Cory Wolfe finds sharing the story of his grief and pain liberating. He’s even surprised by the spark that strikes, and one story leads to another.

Brad digs into his stories and Cory’s life, eager to know everything about the man who’s caught his attention. But when a lead points him to the hospital where Cory works, he unearths a mystery that might have been safer left buried. Brad’s search for a story could prove deadly….

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 31, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-614-9) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-613-2)

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Raining Men by Rick R. Reed

Can Bobby find “the one” after endless years of hooking up? He takes a journey to discover quality love. Raining Men by Rick R. Reed, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Chaser

The character you loved to hate in Chaser becomes the character you will simply love in Raining Men.

It’s been raining men for most of Bobby Nelson’s adult life. Normally, he wouldn’t have it any other way, but lately something’s missing. Now, he wants the deluge to slow to a single special drop. But is it even possible for Bobby to find “the one” after endless years of hooking up?

When Bobby’s father passes away, Bobby finally examines his rocky relationship with the man and how it might have contributed to his inability to find the love he yearns for. Guided by a sexy therapist, a Sex Addicts Anonymous group, a well-endowed Chihuahua named Johnny Wadd, and Bobby’s own cache of memories, Bobby takes a spiritual, sexual, and emotional journey to discover that life’s most satisfactory love connections lie in quality, not quantity. And when he’s ready to love not only himself but someone else, sex and love fit, at last, into one perfect package.

Length: Novel (314p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 31, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-723-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-722-1)

New releases: May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

The Boy Who Came In From the Cold by B.G. Thomas

When Gabe sees Todd outside his building, freezing to death, he takes pity and takes him in—then they realize a strong attraction. The Boy Who Came In From the Cold by B.G. Thomas, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Todd Burton has had enough of small-town Buckman. His abusive stepfather calls him a fag; his friend Austin makes him realize he may be gay, but Todd doesn’t want to admit his stepfather is right; and he dreams of being a chef. Three good reasons to flee his hometown and pursue greener pastures. But when Todd reaches the big city, his luck runs dry. Soon he can’t pay his rent and gets evicted. In the middle of a snowstorm.

Gabe Richards is a wealthy businessman with enough wounds of his own to make him afraid of ever being intimate again. But when he sees Todd outside his building, freezing to death, he takes pity on him and takes him in from the cold.

To their mutual surprise, Todd and Gabe find themselves drawn to each other. “One night” turns into a week. Maybe letting a man in from the cold can melt the ice around Gabe’s heart—and maybe getting evicted will turn Todd’s luck around.

Length: Novel (284p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-714-6) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-713-9)

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Honor C by C. Zampa

When a sudden crisis threatens to take Jorge from him forever, Honor must choose between his duty and his heart. Honor C by C. Zampa, available from Dreamspinner Press.

When Honor Castillo convinces himself he isn’t gay, he begins a new life. He ends his affair with his lover, Jorge Villagomez, and marries Rebecca to establish a life with her as a respected San Antonio businessman. They have a son and he tells himself he is happy.

Eleven years later, Jorge returns to San Antonio, and his path crosses with Honor’s once more. The flame of their passion never died, and neither did Jorge’s love for Honor.

When Jorge approaches Honor to design his studio, Honor believes he can walk the line between friendship and lovers. But when a sudden crisis threatens to take Jorge from him forever, Honor must choose between his duty and his heart. Most of all, he’s forced to decide what he’s willing to lose in order to be true to who he really is.

Length: Novella (214p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-715-3)

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Hour of the Lotus by Patricia Correll

Iwata is torn between the prince he loves and his current lover. But deception and illness puts them all in a dangerous battle. Hour of the Lotus by Patricia Correll, available from Dreamspinner Press.

General Sho Iwata is devastated when the man he secretly loves, Prince Narita, is struck with a mysterious illness. To make matters worse, the servants assigned to sit up with the prince at night have been falling asleep, leaving him unattended.

Iwata’s current lover, Hiroshi, is well aware of the general’s unrequited passion. But that isn’t his biggest problem. His sister is Narita’s favorite consort, but Hiroshi believes she has been replaced by an imposter. When he convinces Iwata to investigate, they discover the true cause of the prince’s illness. Iwata will fight to save the man he loves, and Hiroshi will fight for his sister, but if they want to save the prince and find justice, they first have to battle an ancient spirit and survive.

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novella (75p.) | Genre: Bittersweet Dream, Historical, Fantasy/Paranormal |Release Date: May 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-573-9)

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Seeing the Same Blue by Ken Bachtold

When Dusty meets Cliff, the attraction is strong, but Cliff backs off fast until they can’t resist, regardless Cliff’s fear of his father. Seeing the Same Blue by Ken Bachtold, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Dustin “Dusty” Rhoades isn’t looking for a relationship. He’s tried them before, with disastrous results, and decided he’s better off on his own. So he focuses on his professional life as a landscape architect.

Cliff Benson is convinced he can’t have the relationship he wants. His father is as homophobic as he is wealthy, and has made it perfectly clear he expects Cliff to get married. Dutifully, Cliff proposes to society girl Alyson, works in his father’s law firm, and accepts that he has nowhere to turn.

When Dusty meets Cliff at his engagement party, the attraction is strong and instantaneous, but when Dusty admits his feelings, Cliff backs off.  Dusty suggests they proceed as friends, but they are too drawn to each other. Just as they both finally agree they want more, Alyson’s suspicious brother outs them, risking everything Dusty has worked for.

Length: Novella (166p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 29, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-716-0)

New releases: May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013

Bound by Guilt by Sandra Bard

Kit seduces Cory, and when Cory gives in, his lover, Sasha, catches them. But Kit won’t leave Sasha to build a new life alone. Bound by Guilt by Sandra Bard, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Kit Mason works at Eddy’s, a boutique where the clothes are chic, the paycheck’s weak, and Kit has no qualms about snagging rich older men looking to pay for play. When Cory St. James walks in, he checks all Kit’s boxes: he’s middle-aged, the entrepreneur of a pharmaceutical company, and already has a kept boy at home—what’s one more? Kit sets out to seduce Cory and bulldozes through his denials, but when Cory finally gives in, his lover, Sasha, catches them with their pants down.

Sasha isn’t the pampered toy Kit expected. In fact, Kit may have misjudged him. And the consequences that ensue when Sasha catches Kit and Cory together leave him alone. Unwilling to be weighed down by guilt, Kit decides to look after Sasha himself, even if Sasha can’t stand the sight of him and there are a few things about Kit’s past he doesn’t want Sasha to know. But Kit isn’t willing to do all the work when it comes to forcing Sasha to rebuild his life. It’s a slow process of growing trust and learning to stand on their own—and together.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary| Release Date: May 27, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-497-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-496-1)

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Learning to Love: Josh & Chris by K.C. Wells

Josh gave Chris the courage to come out, now he has to convince Chris they are perfect together. Learning to Love: Josh & Chris by KC Wells, available from Dreampinner Press.

Learning to Love: Book Three

When Chris Andrews gave evidence against the men who manipulated him into taking part in a homophobic assault, Josh Saunders was his rock, and his support gave Chris the courage to come out. Now that Chris finds himself sharing a house with Josh, he wonders where that strong, sexy guy has disappeared to. Chris wants him back—but he can’t wait forever.

Josh has been attracted to Chris from the get-go, and the more time they spend together, the stronger the pull grows. But he needs to make sure Chris feels the same attraction, and not just gratitude. Josh bides his time, waiting for the right moment… and misses his chance when Chris starts seeing someone else

Somehow Josh has to convince Chris they are perfect together. But first, he needs to figure out who has been sending Chris malicious letters, threatening him over the phone, and writing hateful slogans across their front door—and persuade his own ex, who seems determined to win Josh back, to get lost. In fact, Josh’s life may depend on it.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: May 27, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-485-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-484-8)

New release: May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

When Dachshunds Ruled the Serengeti by Michael Murphy

Phillip and José couldn’t be more different. For love to survive, they have to bridge the gap between two very separate worlds. When Dachshunds Ruled the Serengeti by Michael Murphy, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Phillip and José, newly minted Ivy League roommates, couldn’t be more different. Phillip is an only child from a wealthy New York City family. José is the oldest of nine children of Mexican migrant workers. He has only known rural life in the Southern US—though he was born in California, his family moved from state to state, following the crops across the country.

Phillip comes to school with every electronic gadget known to man. José arrives with the clothes on his back, a paperback he pulled from the trash in a bus station, and a notebook and pencil. They both need to adapt to their new environment and, in the process, quickly become fond of each other despite their differences.

As their fondness grows into love, their world is turned upside down when they are charged with caring for José’s eight younger siblings. To Phillip, sharing José is not easy. To José, caring for his siblings is his most important responsibility, even more so than his education. If his relationship with Phillip is to survive, they have to bridge the gap between two very different worlds.

Length: Novel (226p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: May 24, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-582-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-581-4)

Harmony Ink New Release: May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Everything We Shut Our Eyes To by Gene Gant

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Playing it straight helps Dwight save face temporarily, but living a lie tears his insides apart. Tell his dad…. Don’t tell his dad…. Everything We Shut Our Eyes To by Gene Gant, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

Prequel to The Thunder in His Head

Crushing on your straight best friend will make any normally outgoing high school football player withdraw from his friends. Unrequited love can do that to you. But when Dwight Varley’s mom dies, he’s also left with a burden of guilt he finds difficult to shake. To make matters worse, Dwight must cope with his distant, grieving father, who spirals into depression.

Playing it straight helps Dwight save face temporarily, but living a lie tears his insides apart. Tell his dad…. Don’t tell his dad…. Some choices seem too hard to make. Besides, what if coming out sends his dad over the edge?

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novella (137p) | Genre: Contemporary, Bittersweet Dreams | Release Date: May 23, 2013

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-694-1)

New releases: May 23, 2013

May 22, 2013

Adrian’s Librarian by Hollis Shiloh

Rakish Adrian Knowles kisses the wrong man by mistake and meets Oliver… who quickly becomes the only man he wants. Adrian’s Librarian by Hollis Shiloh, available from Dreamspinner Press.

One night at a masquerade party, rakish Adrian Knowles kisses the wrong man by mistake and meets Oliver Windham. Feisty yet wary and broken, Ollie desperately needs a friend. Almost against his will, Adrian finds himself playing the hero… and falling in love.

Adrian hires Ollie to set his library to rights—after having his servants put all the books out of order. He promises himself he’ll treat Ollie only as a friend, but Ollie quickly becomes the only man he wants.

A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.

Length: Novella (103p.) | Genre: Historical -European, Timeless Dream, Regency |Release Date: May 22, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-700-9)

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The Gig by Kim Fielding

An accident left Drew unable to communicate through either speech or writing. Travis is determined to help Drew find ways to succeed. The Gig by Kim Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Speechless – A Bones / Speechless Crossover

An accident in Drew Clifton’s past left the former novelist with aphasia, unable to communicate through either speech or writing. Through sheer strength of will, he built a quiet but lonely life for himself. But now he’s fallen in love with Travis Miller.

Travis has his own issues—a permanent eye injury and unemployment. But he’s determined to help Drew find ways to engage and succeed again in the wider world, and a guitar-playing gig at a local coffeehouse seems like a good start.

Dylan Warner and Chris Nock happen to be in the audience that evening, and they have a few niggling problems of their own. Perhaps a chance meeting will provide solutions that might benefit all of them.

Length: Short (24p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 22, 2013 | Free eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-712-2)

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Buried Bones by Kim Fielding

If Dylan and Chris want to build a lasting relationship, they’ll have to get rid of a ghost, face family, and deal with old emotions. Buried Bones by Kim Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Bones: Book Two; Sequel to Good Bones

Werewolves don’t have a how-to manual—nor do men embarking on a new life together.

It’s been a few weeks since Dylan Warner wolfed out and killed Andy, the crazed werewolf who originally turned him and later tried to murder Chris Nock. Architect Dylan and handyman Chris are still refurbishing Dylan’s old house as they work out the structure of their relationship. They come from very different backgrounds, and neither has had a long-term lover before, so negotiating their connections would be challenge enough even if Dylan didn’t turn into a beast once a month.

To make matters worse, Dylan’s house is haunted, and events from both men’s pasts are catching up with them. Dylan has to cope with the aftermath of killing Andy, and Chris continues to suffer the effects of a difficult childhood.

In his quest to get rid of the ghost, Dylan rekindles old friendships and faces new dangers. At the same time, Chris’s father makes a sudden reappearance, stirring up old emotions. If Dylan and Chris want to build a lasting relationship, they’ll have to meet these challenges head-on.

Length: Novel (250p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Ghosts/Spirits | Release Date: May 22, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-711-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-710-8)

New releases: May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

Outlast the Night by Ariel Tachna

Unemployed and out of luck, Sam moves to Lang Downs and learns life as a gay man isn’t impossible—and Jeremy can be part of it. Outlast the Night by Ariel Tachna, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Lang Downs: Book Three; Sequel to Chase the Stars

Office manager Sam Emery is unemployed and out of luck. When his emotionally abusive wife demands a divorce, he contacts the one person he has left, his brother, Neil. He doesn’t expect Neil to reject him, but he also doesn’t expect the news of his divorce—and of his sexuality—to be met with such acceptance.

Neil takes Sam to Lang Downs, the sheep station Neil calls home. There, Sam learns that life as a gay man isn’t impossible. Caine and Macklin, the station owners, certainly seem to be making it work. When Caine offers Sam a job, it’s a dream come true.

Jeremy Taylor leaves the only home he’s ever known when his brother’s homophobia becomes more than he can bear. He goes to the one place he knows he will be accepted: Lang Downs. He clicks with Sam instantly—but the animosity between Lang Downs and Jeremy’s home station runs deep, and the jackaroos won’t accept Jeremy without a fight. Between Sam’s insecurity and Jeremy’s precarious position, their road will be a hard one—and that’s without having to wait for Sam’s divorce to be final before starting a new life together.

Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Contemporary| Release Date: May 20, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-709-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-708-5)

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Sixteen Songs About Regret by J.S. Cook

Simon flees to London to pursue music. When he meets Stephen, their careers take off, but they may be too scarred for a relationship. Sixteen Songs About Regret by J.S. Cook, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Prodigy pianist Simon Duckworth has a dark past. After being violently raped when he was thirteen, he flees to London, ashamed and determined never to tell a soul. He gets a job at a Denmark Street music shop, but it stifles him. At the first opportunity, Simon answers an ad for a musician, an act that changes his life forever.

Stephen Abednego has seen the same ad. He arrives in London with little more than his ambitions and a sheaf of poems, but together, they’re enough to get him hired. Under their new manager’s watchful eye, Stephen falls for Simon—but Stephen is deeply closeted, and Simon may be too emotionally scarred for a mature relationship.

With their manager’s help, their music rises, dragging them into the hectic world of superstardom, but success doesn’t come without a price. Each step out of the ennui and coal smoke of 1960s industrial London must be paid for in regret. With social convention standing between them and the whole world watching, Stephen and Simon discover that finding each other is not as easy as it seems.

Length: Novel (234p.) | Genre: Historical: European | Release Date: May 20, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-493-0) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-492-3)

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Until Forever Comes by Cardeno C.

When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent. Until Forever Comes by Cardeno C, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Book in the Mates Series

Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, he hopes to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack. Instead, Ethan learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate—a vampire named Miguel.

Miguel Rodriguez is more than four centuries old. Strong, powerful, and vicious, he walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent, and Miguel can’t resist for long. Once Miguel gives in, being together comes naturally. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other’s side until forever comes.

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal: Shape Shifters | Release Date: May 20, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-666-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-665-1)