New releases: May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

The South Side Tour Guide by Shelter Somerset

When Andy gets in trouble, he stays with his former brother-in-law, Harden, until it blows over. But even that may not be safe. The South Side Tour Guide by Shelter Somerset, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Andrew Wingal’s life has become a farce. Unemployed for more than a year, he starts giving tours into the seedy parts of Chicago to tourists eager to witness real-life crime. The local media, politicians, the police department, and belligerent gang members don’t like him. When Andy’s job gets him into deeper trouble, his hotheaded boyfriend insists he flee town for a few weeks until things simmer down. With nowhere else to go, Andy heads for eastern Iowa, where his former brother-in-law, Harden Krane, lives on an idyllic farm with his two school-age children, Mason and Olivia. Harden has his own specters haunting him. Left with his young daughter and son to raise on his own, he struggles to work full time and build a normal life for them. Yet when Andy shows up after a three-year absence, he hopes that the family’s hardships might ease up, if only temporarily. But during Andy’s stay, a common menace from Harden and Andy’s past appears unexpectedly—and Harden and Andy find solace in each other in a way neither imagined possible. Length: Novel (304p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-697-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-696-5) ——————————————————————————————————————-
Denying Yourself by Silvia Violet

Matt’s straight but attracted to Shane. Shane’s gay—and part werewolf. Before they can accept each other, they must accept themselves. Denying Yourself by Silvia Violet, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Matt and Shane both have secrets. Matt never believed he was anything but straight, yet he’s increasingly attracted to his best friend. Shane is comfortable with being gay, but when he discovers he’s part werewolf, he hides that part of himself, fearing Matt’s reaction. Suffocated by his uptight parents and conservative hometown, Shane begs Matt to run away with him. But starting over doesn’t help. Matt still denies his desires, and Shane abuses alcohol to dampen his wolfish urges. When Matt breaks down and kisses Shane, the pent-up passion proves too much for Shane’s self-control, and his wolf gets free. Horrified, Shane flees—into deeper trouble. Before they can hope to accept each other, Shane and Matt must accept themselves. Length: Novella (205p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shape-shifters, M/M/M and More |Release Date: May 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-572-2) ——————————————————————————————————————-
Still by Mary Calmes

After seventeen years, Sivan wants a divorce. Walter’s no good with words, but he must speak or love his soon-to-be-ex-husband in silence. Still by Mary Calmes, available from Dreamspinner Press.

What happens when two men who have been together for seventeen years fall out of love? Sivan Cruz, a set director in San Francisco, and Walter Wainwright, a big shot Bay Area lawyer, find out the hard way. Walter loves Sivan with all his heart but rarely talks about it, and Sivan needs to hear the words. The language of the love they have shared for so long, that has enabled them to build a life together and raise two children, stops working. They become—still. When Sivan asks for a divorce, Walter doesn’t know how to say no. They separate, but while Sivan sees the relationship as over, Walter sees only a temporary setback. He has never lost his passion for Sivan and decides he has to say something before he ends up loving his husband in silence for the rest of his life. Length: Novella (190p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 15, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-695-8) ——————————————————————————————————————-
Tats of Honor by Vona Logan

Kegan comes to New Zealand looking for perspective. He finds Dominic, a man mired in grief. Maybe together they can heal. Tats of Honor by Vona Logan, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Kegan Andrews wears his heart on his sleeve, or rather his skin—his tattoo is a testimony to those he’s loved and lost. The losses are piling up—like his young cousin’s suicide and his fiancée’s betrayal. He needs perspective, and the New Zealand trip he planned months ago seems to promise him that. Then Kegan meets Dominic, a man wrapped in so much grief and guilt it’s as if his own heart died two years ago with his long-time partner. Dominic can’t move on—can’t even imagine it until Kegan jumpstarts his frozen heart. Dominic knows Kegan isn’t gay, so he fights his growing feelings, but Kegan embraces his new self-knowledge about whom he might love. Will Dominic stay mired in the safety of past heartbreak and become a distant memory etched into Kegan’s skin, or will he risk himself for the promise of a new beginning? Length: Novella (116p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 15, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-635-4)

New releases: May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

The Fight for Identity by Andrew Grey

Will’s racist father will do anything to keep the Sioux from his property, but Will and Takoda fight for their identities. The Fight for Identity by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Book in the Good Fight Series

Will Martin’s racist father, Kevin, hates Native Americans and wants to keep them off his property, never mind that part of the ranch land is sacred ground for the Sioux. When they request access for prayer, Kevin refuses—but Will doesn’t share his father’s views. Ever since he first saw Takoda Red Bird during one of the Sioux sacred ceremonies, Will has been fascinated. He grants the tribe access.

Takoda defies Kevin on a regular basis. He often sneaks to the sacred site on the rancher’s land for prayer and knows Will has seen him there. When, out of spite, Kevin places the land up for auction, Takoda knows it is time for action and bands together with Will to stop the sale.

In the fight that follows, Will gets more than he expected. He starts out helping the tribe preserve their identity… and ends up finding his own.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Western, Contemporary | Release Date: May 10, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-612-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-611-8)

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The Hollywood Version by Harry K. Malone

When a photo of Mark with a male costar goes viral, his life spins out of control. Ross teaches him how to find his own happily ever after. The Hollywood Version by Harry K. Malone, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Mark Lawler has always imagined the world as a movie. With his overactive imagination, he can’t help equating life and art. Currently, he’s living the dream: successful actor, beautiful wife, and he works with his best friend, television heartthrob Zach Pericles. The problem is a certain contingent of fans are convinced Mark and Zach are really in love.

When a compromising photo of them leaks to the press, Mark’s life spins out of control. The show’s executive producer plans to kill off Mark’s character, and Mark faces unemployment and life as a single man. He turns to Ross Lockhart, an old acquaintance, to help him pick up the pieces.

Ross has to be the most frustrating man Mark’s ever known, but he’s levelheaded and wise for his years, and Mark envies the honest life he leads. Maybe Ross can teach Mark a thing or two about finding his own happily ever after.

Length: Novel (244p.) | Genre: Contemporary |Release Date: May 10, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-483-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-482-4)

New releases: May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013

Be My Alien by M.A. Church & Julie Lynn Hayes

Reed is too busy for love. Taz is stranded on Earth after a less-than-stellar interstellar date. Then he falls into Reed’s arms—literally. Be My Alien by M.A. Church & Julie Lynn Hayes, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Be My Alien by M.A. Church & Julie Lynn Hayes

A man too busy for love…

Reed owns an upscale men’s boutique with a naughty back room. While making a late delivery to a client, he runs into Taz.

A man on a disastrous date…

When Taz agreed to come to Earth on a date, he didn’t expect to be dumped and left with no way home. Then he falls into Reed’s arms—literally.

A coffee date soon becomes a trip back to Reed’s apartment. But when Taz’s stripes begin to show, Reed discovers Taz comes from a planet far, far away.

Reed never believed aliens existed, but he’s facing one now. What in the world is he going to do?

Length: Novella (100p.) | Genre: Science Fiction | Release Date: May 8, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-521-0)

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Dear Diary by Allison Cassatta

When Chris meets Josh, he has to make a decision: be honest about himself and his feelings, or play it safe and lose what matters most. Dear Diary by Allison Cassatta, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Dear Diary: Book One

2nd Edition

Chris Bishop has everything a high school senior could want—a loving family, a perfect girlfriend, and a bright, shining future. At his dad’s suggestion, he spends a summer working at a law firm to gain experience, but he never bargained on meeting Josh. Josh is handsome and green-eyed and just what Chris doesn’t want—or does he? Some things Chris has admitted only to his digital diary, but by the time prom comes around, he needs to make a decision: risk the pain of honesty about himself and his feelings for Josh, or play it safe and lose what matters most.

1st Edition published by XoXo Publishing, June 2011

Length: Novella (90p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: May 8, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-571-5)

New releases: May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

The God Hunters: Reunion by Mark Reed

David has traded life on Earth for superpowers and the Expanse. Now he and his boyfriend must battle the evil behind the God Hunters war. The God Hunters: Reunion by Mark Reed, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The God Hunters: Book Two; Sequel to The God Hunters

Months ago, David Ruger was an average human with a flighty boyfriend. Now he lives in an alien universe called the Expanse and wields supernatural powers. He’s also traded in his flighty ex for Doug Colt, a man with a heart of gold and nerves of steel—which is a good thing, because his occupation can get rough.

When David joins Doug and his brother, Bryan, on a job to track down a group of vengeful trolls, the journey takes them across the Expanse to the Shards of Exeter, a magical place made of continent-size landmasses shrouded in atmosphere. There, supernatural beings abound and formidable adversaries lurk in the shadows.

But the mission is more than it seems. Through visions, David learns of the role he must play in reshaping the Expanse—and of the unspeakable evil that caused the God Hunters’ war so long ago. With that same threat resurfacing, David must embrace his destiny to save the family he has come to love.

Length: Novel (344p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, Other Paranormal| Release Date: May 6, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-481-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-480-0)

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Soul Magic by Poppy Dennison

Feeding from pack beta Liam leaves vampire Cormac consumed with bloodlust. Meanwhile, Simon and Gray hunt a being that shouldn’t exist. Soul Magic by Poppy Dennison, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Triad: Book Three; Sequel to Body Magic

Blood runs soul-deep. Cormac hasn’t been the same since the night the High Moon Pack was attacked. With his magic weakened, he’s consumed by a bloodlust he hasn’t felt since he first became a vampire. His need to replenish his power makes him a danger to his last remaining family member, and his hunger makes him careless. And that’s just the beginning of his troubles. Feeding from pack beta Liam Benson was supposed to slake his appetite, not leave him craving more.

Simon Osborne and Gray Townsend are trying to fight a being history says shouldn’t exist—one with all three types of magic. The pack must use all of their resources to combat the mysterious triad, even turning to the shady Council of Mages for help. While Cormac struggles to reconcile his past failures with his current desires, Simon must attempt the impossible: an alliance between mind, body, and soul.

Length: Novel (220p.) | Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal – Werewolves/Shapeshifters, High Fantasy Release Date: May 6, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-580-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-579-1)

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Prelude by Shira Anthony & Venona Keyes

Guest violinist Alex is not conductor David’s type—too many tattoos. But Alex’s music speaks to him, and David has been alone so long…. Prelude by Shira Anthony & Venona Keyes, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Blue Notes Novel

World-renowned conductor David Somers never wanted the investment firm he inherited from his domineering grandfather. He only wanted to be a composer. But no matter how he struggles, David can’t translate the music in his head into notes on paper.

When a guest violinist at the Chicago Symphony falls ill, David meets Alex Bishop, a last-minute substitute. Alex’s fame and outrageous tattoos fail to move David. Then Alex puts bow to string, and David hears the brilliance of Alex’s soul.

David has sworn off relationships, believing he will eventually drive away those he loves, or that he’ll lose them as he lost his wife and parents. But Alex is outgoing, relaxed, and congenial—everything David is not—and soon makes dents in the armor around David’s heart. David begins to dream of Alex, wonderful dreams full of music. Becoming a composer suddenly feels attainable.

David’s fragile ego, worn away by years of his grandfather’s disdain, makes losing control difficult. When David’s structured world comes crashing down, his fledgling relationship with Alex is the first casualty. Still, David hears Alex’s music, haunting and beautiful. David wants to love Alex, but first he must find the strength to acknowledge himself.

Length: Novel (250p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 6, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-597-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-596-8)

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Horn Gate by Damon Suede

Librarian Isaac meets lust demon Scratch in a club. Together, they flirt with damnation and escape slave traders to open the Horn Gate. Horn Gate by Damon Suede, available from Dreamspinner Press.

HORN GATE: Open at your own risk.

Librarian Isaac Stein spends his lumpy, lonely days restoring forgotten books, until the night he steals an invitation to a scandalous club steeped in sin. Descending into its bowels, he accidentally discovers Scratch, a wounded demon who feeds on lust.

Consorting with a mortal is a bad idea, but Scratch can’t resist the man who knows how to open the portal that will free him and his kind. After centuries of possessing mortals, he finds himself longing to surrender.

To be together, Isaac and Scratch must flirt with damnation and escape an inhuman trafficking ring—and they have to open their hearts or they will never unlock the Horn Gate.

Length: Novella (100p.) | Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal: Angels & Demons | Release Date: May 6, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-881-5)

New releases: May 3, 2013

May 3, 2013

The Jouster’s Lance by A.J. Marcus

Ren faire jouster Dale longs for a relationship, but his job keeps him moving. Maybe this time he’ll find someone worth staying for. The Jouster’s Lance by A.J. Marcus, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Ren Faire Romance

Dale O’Toole, aka Diederik, the Demon Duke of Denmark, takes his Renaissance festivals seriously. He has been on the jousting circuit for five years and enjoys his gypsy lifestyle, traveling to faires around the country. It’s fun and he has good friends.

Austin Renfro has worked in a pirate gift shop at the Colorado Renaissance Festival for several years but has a life outside the medieval fantasy world. When Austin spies Dale during the first joust of the season, he knows he must find a way to meet him, even if the jousters and royal cast don’t normally associate with the working class.

Their first chance meeting causes more than a little embarrassment for both men, but they don’t let that stop them. They try to let their budding love find its place while keeping it from becoming common knowledge. But when a particularly conservative knight catches them in flagrante, it’s bound to cause problems. After all, jousts are dangerous….

Length: Novel (212p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 3, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-477-0) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-476-3)

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Paid Leave by Hayley B. James

After shooting a suspect, closeted officer Benji gets put on leave. When he meets Neal, he has to choose between happiness and an easy life. Paid Leave by Hayley B. James, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Albuquerque police officer Benji Miller made the choice to hide his sexuality and devote his life to his career. He guards his secret carefully, believing he is protecting his job and happiness. Then, during a routine traffic stop gone awry, he shoots a suspect to protect a young girl, and his life spins out of control. A department-mandated paid leave rips away the only distraction he had, and he has to deal with the unsympathetic media who criticize the police department’s every move.

One day, needing to get out of the house, Benji walks into a café, where he meets Neal McCoy—a gay man living without shame, unafraid to speak his mind or stand up against prejudice. Benji quickly falls for Neal but struggles to combine his new love interest and his career. With the media threatening the careful illusion he’s built around himself, Benji can’t stand the pressure.

Benji has to decide: sacrifice his happiness in the name of his career and an easy life, or find the courage to give up the lonely existence he knows and take a step into the unknown.

Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Contemporary |Release Date: May 3, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-479-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-478-7)

New releases: May 1st, 2013

May 1, 2013

The Caveman and the Devil by Chris T. Kat

When Noah risks his life to save lion cubs, his boyfriend, Paul, isn’t happy. Noah’s actions could cost him his job—and maybe Paul too. The Caveman and the Devil by Chris T. Kat, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The animals at the Philadelphia Zoo brought zookeepers Paul and Noah together, but now they might tear them apart. When a bloodthirsty lioness stalks her cubs, Noah charges into her enclosure without regard for his own safety. Luckily, a coworker catches his mistake and saves the day. It’s not the first time Noah’s rushed in on impulse, and he still carries scars from the last time.

Paul can’t pretend nothing happened. Frustrated, he tries to comfort Noah, but he can’t get past his anger. As head keeper of the big cats, Paul must report the incident and figure out how to keep his reckless lover safe. Somehow he has to make Noah see that his carelessness could cost him his job or his life—and maybe Paul too.

Length: Novella (80p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 1, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-331-5)

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Coal to Diamonds by Augusta Li

Ten years ago, Cole, Cam, and Bobby were a coven—and a threesome. Now they must come together to fight a man who wants to control them. Coal to Diamonds by Augusta Li, available from Dreamspinner Press.

2nd Edition

In order to survive high school, Cole, Cam, and Bobby came together as friends and lovers to form a coven to practice magic. Then after graduation, Cam and Bobby escaped the small, backward town where they grew up and went on to success, leaving Cole behind.

Ten years later, a series of tragedies brings Cam and Bobby back to Cole, and leads them to a powerful man named Darius Thorn, who wants to hone—and control—their magical skills. But after being apart so long, the trust and devotion they once felt isn’t as strong as it used to be, and they’ll need to reforge their bond and combine their energies to survive.

1st Edition published by Tease Publishing, March 2009

Length: Novella (127p.) | Genre: M/M/M or More, Fantasy/Paranormal: Contemporary Fantasy | Release Date: May 1, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-469-5)

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I Can See For Miles by Lisa Worrall

At a camp for the blind, newly single, newly sightless Josh falls for Charlie. Now Josh just has to convince him to take a chance. I Can See For Miles by Lisa Worrall, available from Dreamspinner Press.

After a kayaking accident took Josh Donald’s sight, he’s faced with learning to negotiate the world as a blind man. In short order, his boyfriend leaves him behind, making it clear he’s not inclined to deal with special needs. Reeling from the blow, Josh flounders. In an attempt to help, Josh’s friends take him to a camp for the blind, where he falls for the camp organizer, Charlie Cooper. Charlie seems to feel the attraction too, but when a horse named Dottie pushes them into a hot first kiss, Charlie resists. He believes he’s damaged goods, not boyfriend material. Since the accident, Josh has faced tough obstacles, but the most challenging hurdle of all may be getting Charlie to open up and take a chance on love.

Length: Novella (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 1, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-567-8)

New releases: April 29, 2013

April 29, 2013

Finding Shelter by M.J. O’Shea

Justin just escaped nineteen years of trouble. Logan is nursing a broken heart. With a little luck, maybe they can heal each other. Finding Shelter by M.J. O’Shea, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Rock Bay: Book Three

Justin Foster has nineteen years of nothing but trouble behind him. After escaping his abusive father, he finds himself in Rock Bay, Washington, with his cousin Travis. Justin is bruised and has a hard time trusting, but with the help of his family and the small town, he might be able to heal.

Logan O’Brien is also new in town, hoping he can finally get away from his past and the memories of the girlfriend who shattered his heart. It doesn’t take him long to realize Rock Bay can be more than safe harbor: it can also be home. And for the first time in his life, he finds himself captivated by a man—by Justin.

Justin is attracted to Logan too, but he’s also wary. Physically, Logan reminds him a bit too much of the closeted jerks who used to beat him up after school. But after one awkwardly amazing kiss, he’s smitten, despite how his past and insecurities continue to haunt him. Logan’s love, faith, and stubbornness are just what Justin needs to believe their love is worth fighting for.

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-595-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-594-4)

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Sins of Another by Jessica Skye Davies

After finding Nick cheating, Padrig is abducted and forced into prostitution. Finally he escapes—with HIV. Can he and Nick heal? Sins of Another by Jessica Skye Davies, available from Dreamspinner Press.

One morning Padrig Kennedy comes home to find his partner, Nick Glenfielding, in bed with another man. Shocked, hurt, and vulnerable, Padrig flees and meets a stranger who seems to offer comfort—but he force-feeds Padrig a steady diet of drugs and prostitution instead. When he finally surfaces from his hell, it’s to another system shock: he’s now HIV positive.

Nick descends into darkness as well. Devastated by losing Padrig, he finds no consolation in the legal career he doesn’t love and tries to find solace in alcohol, spending his days in an ever-deepening haze.

Padrig and Nick find each other again, but their relationship can never be the same. If they’re to stand any chance of a future together, they must do the improbable: make sense of the past and learn to cope with new burdens they’ll bear for life.

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: Novel (216p.) | Genre: Bittersweet Dream, Contemporary | Release Date: April 29, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-471-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-470-1)

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Stubborn Heart by Ken Murphy

Mark has sworn off dating, but Trevor wants a relationship. Mark must choose to guard his heart or give it completely. Stubborn Heart by Ken Murphy, available from Dreamspinner Press.

After breaking up with his cheating boyfriend, Mark Smith keeps life simple: his nursing career and a place of his own, but no dating. He’s steering clear of romance and the heartbreak that goes with it. After losing both parents and having all his relationships fail, he figures happily ever after is a myth.

When Dr. Trevor Hayes crosses Mark’s path at the hospital, he falls hard for Mark. The attraction is clearly mutual, and Trevor is determined to parlay that attraction into a relationship. Mark is just as determined to avoid exactly that.

But Trevor chips away at Mark’s resistance, and facing hardship and sorrow together brings them closer. Still, Mark can’t shake his belief that their romance is temporary—until he’s unexpectedly faced with the danger that he might lose Trevor for good. Mark must choose between guarding his heart and giving it completely, the risk he swore never to take again.

Length: Novel (224p.) | Genre: Contemporary |Release Date: April 29, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-475-6) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-474-9)

New releases: April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

Racing for the Sun by Amy Lane

Sonny Daye has lived a nightmare but dreams of racing. Ace vows to protect him and his dream, no matter what. Racing for the Sun by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.

“I’ll do anything.”

Staff Sergeant Jasper “Ace” Atchison takes one look at Private Sonny Daye and knows that every word on paper about him is pure, unadulterated bullshit.  But Sonny is desperate, and although Ace isn’t going to take him up on his offer of “anything,” that doesn’t mean he isn’t tempted.

Instead, Ace takes Sonny under his wing, protecting him when they’re in the service and making plans with him when they get out. Together, they’re going to own a garage and build race cars and make their fortune hurtling faster than light across the desert. Together, they’re going to rewrite the past, make Sonny Daye a whole and happy person, and put the ghosts in Ace’s heart to rest.

But not even Sonny can build a car fast enough to escape the ghosts of the past. When Sonny’s ghosts drive them down and run their plans off the road, Ace finds out exactly what he’s made of. Maybe Sonny was the one to promise Ace anything, but there is nothing under the sun Ace won’t do to keep Sonny safe from harm.

Length: Novel (260p.) | Genre: Contemporary |Release Date: April 26, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-648-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-647-7)

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The Unforgiving Minute by Sarah Granger

Tennis newbie Ryan meets former No. 1 Josh and finds out he’s a jerk. When Josh opens up, they grow closer—but then they have to compete. The Unforgiving Minute by Sarah Granger, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Ryan Betancourt has got it made: he’s reached the top tier of the tennis world thanks to a wild-card entry to the US Open. Ryan is meeting players he has idolized for years, including his teenage crush, Josh Andrews. But he isn’t ready for the politics and manipulation that come with life at the top.

Josh Andrews is closeted, private, and difficult to get to know. He’s been playing tennis since he could walk, won his first tournament at five, and was sent to Spain at thirteen to attend a tennis academy. Before a knee injury forced him into a year off, he was ranked the number one player in the world. Now he’s back—and intent on winning.

Josh and Ryan first meet at a tournament in Brisbane. Ryan excitedly greets Josh only to be ignored. Crushed, he realizes the golden boy of tennis isn’t all he seems. Only in the team-building environment of training for the Davis Cup does Josh open up enough for them to grow closer. Their developing relationship is everything Ryan ever wanted, and he is blissfully happy. But inevitably they have to play against each other, and everything changes.

Length: Novel (236p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 26, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-518-0) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-517-3)

New releases: April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013

Indie Radio 113.9 by Saura Underscore

Jacob is in love with a voice he only hears on the radio. Then he meets Ethan, and it’s perfect—until he sees Ethan with his girlfriend. Indie Radio 113.9 by Saura Underscore, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Jacob Timber is hopelessly crushing on very private radio personality Ethan Moore—host of the most famous Indie music radio show on London’s 113.9, the Jukebox Hour—but being in love with a voice isn’t much different than being alone. Jacob’s not even sure the man is gay.

Jacob is so infatuated that all he wants for his birthday is to meet his crush in person—and he gets his wish. With Ethan and Jacob, it’s love at first sight.

But do dreams really come true? Despite how he feels in Ethan’s arms, Jacob doubts it. He knows he’ll never be happy with a man who pretends to love him, only to bring his true girlfriend to public events.

Length: Novella (80p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 24, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-444-2)

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Magnetism by Talia Carmichael

Taggart loves an enigma. He can’t resist Rhodes or the magnetism between them. Magnetism by Talia Carmichael, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Something In Common novella

Taggart Monroe wants to know what makes Rhodes Winslow tick. Rhodes finds the friendly barbs he and Taggart exchange intriguing, fun, and sexy. He wants Taggart and knows Taggart wants him even though he won’t admit it. Taggart studies people the way he studies the details of his cases, so he’s drawn to a man who is an enigma. Getting to know Rhodes is an adventure Taggart can’t resist, just like the magnetism between them.

Length: Novella (201p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 24, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-445-9)

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Organic Chemistry by Andrew Grey

Professor Brendon lives for his work. Coach Josh has doubts about his. They stand up for each other and learn to stand up for themselves. Organic Chemistry by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Brendon Marcus lives for his work. A boy genius who fast-tracked his way to college professor by his early twenties, he doesn’t know any other way to be. People confound him. So when Josh Horton, the assistant football coach, pursues him, Brendon isn’t sure what to make of him.

Josh has his own problems. His successful parents aren’t particularly happy with his career path, and some of the players don’t like having a gay assistant coach. He begins to have doubts, but Brendon makes the world look a little brighter.

But when Brendon’s department head starts to make trouble, Josh and Brendon discover that standing up for each other is the first step to standing up for themselves.

Length: Novella (134p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 24, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-446-6)

New releases: April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013

The Art of the Deal by B.A. Stretke

Coleman passed Sean over for a job. Sean has been snubbing him since. He can’t live up to Coleman’s standards—or can he? The Art of the Deal by B.A. Stretke, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sean Robbins’s life rarely goes according to plan, which leaves him suspicious and determined to make it on his own. But when he learns why he failed to win a coveted internship with Chicago’s leading lawyer, Coleman West, he soldiers on and takes a lesser position in West’s firm instead. It won’t stop him from snubbing Mr. West whenever he runs into him. Never mind that Mr. West is not only brilliant but gorgeous. Sean has his pride.

People assume Coleman West was handed everything he has on a silver platter. Not so—he fought and scraped his way to the top of Chicago’s elite. That hard work taught him to set high standards for those he chooses to work with… or date. So when he gets on an elevator and runs into the very man he dismissed as being beneath him, the instant chemistry surprises him.

Sean and Coleman could be happy together, but first they must overcome everything that stands in their way: backstabbing, jealousy, and their own pride and prejudices.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 22, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-425-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-424-4)

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Off Stage: Right by Jaime Samms

Damian and his band could go right to the top—but only if he and guitarist Lenny can each find someone to keep them grounded. Off Stage: Right by Jaime Samms, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Damian Learner and his grunge band, Firefly, are on a meteoric rise to success. If they get the right break, fame awaits. Seeking more professional management, Damian independently strikes a bargain with the best agent in the business, Stanley Krane. Unable to afford the penalty for breaking old contracts, Damian agrees when Stan’s best friend, country and Western megastar Vance Ashcroft, offers to buy him out of his old contract.

Overwhelmed by a crippling loan, secretive guilt, Stanley’s expectations, and a volatile relationship with Lenny, Firefly’s lead guitarist, Damian disintegrates. Bad habits of too much sex, booze, and drugs create a rift in the band. Finally Vance, with his understanding of Dominant/submissive behavior, sees that submissives Damian and Lenny are falling into chaos, clinging to each other to try to avoid the inevitable crash.

When the pressure to perform becomes too much and the unthinkable happens, Damian and Lenny have to decide: accept that they need something they can’t get from each other, or burn out and take Firefly with them. Vance is ready to claim Lenny, but even Stan’s hesitant agreement to give Damian the direction he needs might not be enough for Damian—or the band—if he loses Lenny.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: BDSM/Kink, Contemporary | Release Date: April 22, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-560-9) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-559-3)

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Prelude to War by Maria Albert

“Never make a mistake, Beryl. Never, in your youth or ignorance or arrogance, do something that might endanger your people, that might cause others harm.” – Elven Prince Eladar


Descent of Kings: Book One

Eladar, second son of the Elven King of Riviera, can never atone for his disastrous initial foray into the Lands of Men, but he yet hopes to make his family proud. Before his simple mission to meet Prince Talon of the shattered kingdom of Amontir is done, he saves lives and takes them, finds love, and stands to lose all he holds most dear as he leads Talon’s cousin, Beryl, to sanctuary amongst his people.

Caravan guard Alnas is searching for an unconventional love and thinks he’s found it in Hardred, but he must first overcome the former mariner’s tragic past. Neither man dreams their act of kindness in freeing Master Trader Oberas’s snagged cargo vessel will trigger events that alter the fate of their world.

The destinies and lives of these men and others become inescapably intertwined with that of Rion, son of a minstrel and a City Guard, in a world about to be consumed by war. Their trials and tragedies, mistakes, and triumphs will either save the world or destroy it.

Length: Novel (380p.) | Genre: High Fantasy |Release Date: April 22, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-358-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-357-5)

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Anthology: Closet Capers Edited by Anne Regan

A dash of intrigue keeps any relationship fresh: laughing breathlessly over a little thrill, feeling clingy after a shiver of suspense, mucking through a minor mystery. This anthology offers a dozen light and humorous romantic short stories in which a quickly solved caper may be just the ticket to spice up any romance.

Kitsch Me by Mari Donne

Leveling Up by Jude Dunn

Philip Collyer vs. the Cola Thief by Amy Rae Durreson

A Kiss in the Dark by Eli Easton

Calberg’s House Specialty Blend by Skylar Jaye

Small Change by Danni Keane

Lawrence Frightengale Investigates by Aidee Ladnier & Debussy Ladnier

The Whole Kit and Kaboodle by Ari McKay

Le Beau Soleil by Christopher Hawthorne Moss

Joie de Vivre by Pinkie Rae Parker

Made Good Under Pressure by Maja Rose

Tempest for a Teacup by Andrea Speed

Length: Novel (282p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Historical (American) | Release Date: April 22, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-650-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-649-1)