The One Who Saves Me by Cardeno C.

November 12, 2012

Caleb struggles to help his friend heal, but he longs for more than Andrew can give him. The One Who Saves Me by Cardeno C., available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Book in the Home Series

At fourteen, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences as friends, learning and experimenting. And they talk each other through countless dates and breakups. Decades of trust and loyalty build a deep and abiding friendship —until Andrew suffers a tragedy. Caleb moves in with him, and the parameters of their unique relationship blur.

Wrestling with feelings he can’t articulate, Andrew spirals into self-loathing. Caleb struggles to help his friend heal, but he longs for more than Andrew can give him. After so many years, neither man knows how to break out of his established role. After all, boyfriends come and go, but best friends are forever.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Series: Home Series by Cardeno C. | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

A Slice of Love by Andrew Grey

November 9, 2012

Marcus and Gregory struggle to trust each other and themselves, especially when it comes to baking up matters of the heart. A Slice of Love by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Taste of Love Story

To make a small fortune, start with a large fortune and open a bakery. That’s the advice Marcus Wilson has heard. Unfortunately, Marcus doesn’t have a large fortune—just a bakery, A Slice of Heaven, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and the determination to make it successful. He needs more help than he can afford, so when he hires accountant Gregory Southland, it’s for hours in the shop as well as on the books.

Gregory takes a second job at the bakery to help pay the bills now that his health is improving. Soon he’s looking forward to spending time with Marcus, but as the business—and their relationship—grows, so do the complications: First Marcus’s stepmother involves him in a cause that could give the bakery a reputation it doesn’t need. Then Marcus and Gregory disagree over whether to involve A Slice of Heaven in a civil rights dispute. To top it off, Gregory’s ex-boyfriend makes an appearance just when he is at his most vulnerable. But the greatest complication by far is Marcus and Gregory’s struggle to learn to trust each other and themselves, especially when it comes to baking up matters of the heart.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Series: Taste of Love Stories | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

From This Day by J.R. Patrick & Jambrea Jo Jones

November 7, 2012

Joshua claims marriage spells disaster. How can Roman prove love is worth the risk? From This Day by J.R. Patrick & Jambrea Jo Jones, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Joshua Ames and Roman Johnson have been together for eight happy years when some visiting friends get engaged, sparking Roman’s desire to tie the knot with Joshua. But Joshua claims marriage spells disaster for any couple. Suddenly Roman finds himself rethinking their relationship. Taking some time apart could prove Joshua’s point that even talk of marriage is toxic—or it might prove that absence makes the heart grow fonder and show him that love is worth the risk.

Length: Novella | Genre: Contemporary | Buy as eBook

Fall Into You by Posy Roberts

November 5, 2012

In the social upheaval of the 1980s, love is no picnic. Simon and Thomas are about to find out. Fall Into You by Posy Roberts, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Simon Phillips always hated Thomas.

Ever since his black nail polish high school days, Thomas Schultz has seemed like a carefree, uninhibited wild child, in stark contrast to Simon’s shy, cautious nature.  Now, from behind the safety of his hotel bar, Simon must watch, distracted, as Thomas becomes a shirtless rock star for every wedding reception they work. But when Thomas slips him the key to his hotel room, Simon enters a world where the fine line between hate and attraction becomes blurred, and finds more than he ever knew he wanted.

In the social upheaval of the 1980s, love is no picnic. The AIDS epidemic has reshaped the way people think about sex, and the discontent of Generation X drowns out any love songs.  Despite the uncertain times, Simon finds himself falling in love. But when Thomas’s band makes it big, the simple act of keeping in touch across the silent miles becomes an obstacle all its own.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Day of the Dead—A Romance by Erik Orrantia

November 2, 2012

Joe hopes the Day of the Dead will help him put his past to rest. Day of the Dead‑A Romance by Erik Orrantia, available from Dreamspinner Press.

“I’ll see you in a few days. I won’t say good-bye, then, but hasta luego.” Until later. A later that never came. After visiting his sick mother in Mexico, Arturo didn’t return to San Francisco. With an expired tourist visa and a lover and business to get back to, he risked reentering the US illegally but never made it across the border.

Haunted by constant thoughts of Arturo, Joe has to carry on in his absence and the lingering despair of loss as he relives their past. His responsibilities to both their restaurant and to Chava, a troubled, hot-tempered young man they’d taken in, demand Joe pull himself together.

But Chava’s past is never far behind. Caught in the middle, Joe must make a choice. In the aftermath, he decides to visit Arturo’s parents. It’s a desperate bid for peace, but Joe isn’t sure revisiting his memories will be enough to help him move on, even when later finally arrives on the Day of the Dead.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

One True Thing by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea

October 26, 2012

Dustin thinks he has found everything he always wanted in Archer–until he meets his twin brother. One True Thing by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Dustin Davis spent years wishing for a prince but kissing frog after slimy frog. When he sees Archer Kyriakides for the first time, Dusty thinks his luck has finally changed. Archer could be it. The One. But their hot and cold romance leaves Dusty confused: why does it feel right one moment and wrong the next? It doesn’t make sense—until the day Dusty meets Archer’s identical twin, Asher, and realizes he’s been seeing them both.

Asher Kyriakides dreams of being a fashion photographer, but he’s stuck with a job he hates and an irresponsible playboy brother whose habits drive him absolutely insane, especially when he finds out Archer is dating the cute little blond Asher can’t seem to forget. Torn between loyalty and desire, Asher does nothing but try to warn Dusty away.

But when Archer finally goes too far, Dusty turns to Asher for comfort, and Asher knows he can’t refuse. It isn’t long before they realize they’re falling fast, but more than one thing stands in their way, not the least of which is Archer, who isn’t quite ready to stop being a thorn in his brother’s side.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Falling for Rain by Susan Laine

October 26, 2012

Matt must help Rain find his music again before depression sullies the brightness in Rain’s soul. Falling for Rain by Susan Laine, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Matt Wetherton is just an average-looking tax attorney until he breaks up a gay bashing and unwittingly becomes a hero. He isn’t looking for a date, but when he meets the man he rescued, he finds himself longing for one anyway. Rain Deveraux is a beautiful, effeminate lounge singer—and utterly unwilling to be Matt’s damsel in distress, even if he does wear women’s clothing for his performances. When common courtesy prompts Rain to pay Matt a thank-you call, it’s the beginning of the romance of their lives.

Before long, Matt and Rain fall for each other hard and fast, but both men are stubborn: Rain clings to his right to express himself even though Matt worries for his safety. Despite their occasional clashes, the passion between them is undeniable.

When an accident compromises Rain’s independence as well as his singing voice, it tests the strength of their newfound relationship. It is up to Matt to help Rain find his music again before depression sullies the brightness in Rain’s soul.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

How to Raise an Honest Rabbit by Amy Lane

October 25, 2012

When Jeremy’s past comes knocking, can he trust Aiden to answer bravely back? How to Raise an Honest Rabbit by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Knitting Novella

Everything about Jeremy has always been a lie—including his last name. When one grift too many ends in tragedy, Jeremy goes straight. But life’s hard for an ex-con, and Jeremy is down to panhandling and hope when Rance Crawford offers him work at a tiny alpaca farm and fiber mill.  Jeremy takes him up on the job, thinking this could be his last chance to be a good man, and meets Aiden, who is growing into a better one.

As Aiden comes of age, Jeremy finds himself desperate to grow up, too, because Aiden starts looking to him for things Jeremy doesn’t know how to give. Being honest is terrifying for a man who’s learned to rabbit at the first sign of conflict—more so when Aiden gives Jeremy a reason to stay that can’t be packed up and carried in a knapsack. When Jeremy’s past comes knocking at their door, can Jeremy trust enough in Aiden and his new home to answer bravely back?

Length: Novella | Genre: Contemporary | Series: Knitting Series by Amy Lane | Buy as eBook

Burnished by Fire by Andrew Grey

October 24, 2012

Lee and Dirk need a vacation. Life seems determined not to cooperate. Burnished by Fire by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Strengthened by Fire – By Fire Series: Book Three

Firefighters Lee Stanton and Dirk Krause need a vacation. Work seems to have other ideas: they spend the day before their holiday begins battling a fire that claims three lives. Thankfully, Lee and Dirk will have a whole week on the high seas to recover.

They’re having a wonderful time—until they spot Dirk’s miserable, closed-minded father on the ship. Between his father’s presence and his guilt over the lives he couldn’t save, Dirk feels sure his romantic cruise is going to tank. But then he saves another passenger’s life—and maybe he can salvage something else too.

Length: Novella
Genre: Contemporary
Series: By Fire Series by Andrew Grew

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Cupid Knows Best by S.A. Garcia

October 22, 2012

Cupid takes pity on Carl but finding a happy ending with Marcelino is a challenge. Cupid Knows Best by S.A. Garcia, available from Dreamspinner Press.

When it comes to his professional life, photographer Carl Conrad is at the top of his game. He molds impressionable minds at the university by day and jets off to Paris for gallery showings on long weekends. Unfortunately, he pays for it with his disastrous personal life: Carl kicked his boyfriend to the curb after one too many punches, so now it’s just him and his hamsters, one of which he suspects may be a space alien.

Then Cupid takes pity on Carl and hits him where it hurts. It takes Carl all of three seconds to fall head over heels in lust with set design student Marcelino Moya, despite the man’s questionable—okay, deplorable—fashion sense. Convincing Marcelino to give him a chance is the hard part, but Carl is up for the challenge, pun definitely intended.

Marcelino plays hard to get, but he isn’t immune to Carl’s charms. Carl talks him around to dinner, dating, and eventually moving in. There’s just one tiny word standing between Carl and perfect happiness. Why won’t Marcelino say it?

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback