A Spell of Passion by T.C. Mill

February 3, 2012

Can Ariston and Phaleas escape the Guardians and their life in Kalliopolis’s new order? A Spell of Passion by T.C. Mill, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Once, Ariston was a Guardian of the Kalliopolis, the perfect city designed by the Philosophers—Philosophers who, in their wisdom, replaced the imperfect human Guardians of Ariston’s generation with warrior machines. Phaleas Peneste, a poor farmer’s orphan the new Guardians rescued from the devastating winter that killed his family, now serves as their mechanic. Unhappy with their positions in the Kalliopolis’s new order, each man decides to escape, a coincidence that leads to their first meeting.

Afraid to risk his life in the wilderness beyond the Kalliopolis, Phaleas hesitates and is recaptured by the Guardians while Ariston discovers he doesn’t have anywhere to run. Back inside, they begin a secret affair, and Phaleas hopes that together, they might give each other the strength to escape the Kalliopolis forever… but first he has to convince Ariston to try again.

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Genre: Steampunk, Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: Novella

The Dragon Tamer by Ana Bosch

February 3, 2012

The Dragon Tamer by Ana Bosch

Drake, a dragon master of the tamer clan, was barely a man himself when he saved the life of a youth burning with fever. Aedan, a fire mage, has dragon blood mingled with his own, creating such a tempestuous and volatile personality that it can literally burn him from the inside. Though Drake was able to calm the tumult enough to give Aedan a few years of peace, he knew that as the boy came of age, the fire in him would ignite once more.

When, years later, the effects of his fiery impulses force Aedan from the mage clan, his path crosses Drake’s again. Once more taming Aedan with a connection that joins them body and soul, Drake promises to protect Aedan forever—but he fears the day when “forever” might come to an end.

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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: Short story

Marlowe’s Ghost by Sarah Black

January 25, 2012

Can the ghost of Christopher Marlowe bring together two men from completely different backgrounds? Marlowe’s Ghost by Sarah Black, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Former Marine Will Marlowe dreams of being a great classics scholar, but his subversive street art, Bad Toys, is what he does best. When he’s sent to London to retrieve Tommy Jones, what he’s really interested in is a chance to take Bad Toys global. He doesn’t expect cancer survivor Tommy to captivate him or to become the pet project of a real live—dead—author.

Meanwhile, Tommy is struggling to write a dissertation about Christopher Marlowe while conveniently ignoring the fact that he knows Marlowe didn’t die in 1593. And Marlowe’s ghost? He has an agenda all his own that seems to involve two parts mystery, one part romance.

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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Novella

Chocolate Cupcakes and Mythical Creatures by DeShaun Walker

January 25, 2012

Is there more to Charlie and Caleb’s friendship than meets the eye? Chocolate Cupcakes & Mythical Creatures by DeShaun Walker, available from Dreamspinner Press.

It’s Charlie Foster’s first time away from home, and he’s a long way from Texas at the all-boys boarding school for mythical creatures in England. Luckily he’s pretty good at making friends, one such as the brooding and closeted Caleb Jacobs—and though they are nearly polar opposites, they become inseparable soon after meeting. Even Charlie’s brief fling with a certain werewolf classmate doesn’t drive a wedge between the pair. But is that just because Caleb sees something that Charlie doesn’t?

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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal, Humor
Length: Novella

Hair of the Dog by Ashlyn Kane and Morgan James

January 23, 2012

Can Ezra survive being changed into a werewolf or will darker forces prevail? Hair of the Dog by Ashlyn Kane & Morgan James, available from Dreamspinner Press.

It’s nine o’clock the morning after his father’s funeral, and Ezra Jones already knows it’s going to be a bad day. He wakes up hungover, sore, and covered in blood. Then it gets worse: the handsome and compelling Callum Dawson shows up on his doorstep claiming Ezra’s been turned into a werewolf. Ezra wants to be skeptical, but the evidence is hard to ignore.

Ezra doesn’t have a lot of time to get used to the rules Alpha Callum imposes—or the way his body responds to Callum’s dominance—as he’s busily working for the CDC to help uncover the origins of a lycan epidemic. When the sexual tension finally breaks, Ezra barely has time to enjoy it, because a new danger threatens. Someone wants Ezra for their own unscrupulous purposes and will do anything to get him.

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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Novel

Fire Play by Dany Sirene

January 4, 2012

Will Jesse and Lau survive the attempt to destroy their love—and their lives? Fire Play by Dany Sirene, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Fire demiurge Lau had it made until the Mother Goddess banished him for his cruel treatment of humans. Now he’s stuck in a mortal life, trying to cope without his powers—mainly by partying hard and seducing anything with a heartbeat.

Then he meets Jesse Warner.

College student Jesse is new to Montreal. Out from under his parents’ thumbs for the first time, he can’t wait to begin to discover who he really is. He has no idea what’s really at stake when he falls in love with the former demiurge… until a powerful being with a grudge shows up, ready to destroy them both.

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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: Novella

Cherish Your Name by Mary Calmes

December 28, 2011

Can Malic escape the demon who holds him prisoner and find his way back to Dylan? Cherish Your Name by Mary Calmes, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Malic Sunden is in hell—only not literally… yet. As a warder, Malic is used to fighting demons and squaring off against all kinds of creatures from the pit, but this year he’s facing a new and terrifying prospect: Christmas holidays with his much-younger boyfriend and his family.

He loves Dylan, his hearth, but Dylan’s parents, the Shaws, are another story. They think Malic is a cradle-robber, among other things. At least their neighbor, Brad, seems to like him. Then again, maybe not. When Malic gets offered to a demon who wipes his memory of everything but Dylan’s name, it will take all Malic has to escape his new life in a hell dimension and return to the man he calls home.

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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: Novella

A Wolf in the Fold by Perry Ambrose

December 28, 2011

A Wolf in the Fold by Perry Ambrose

Roderick, who owes his title and estate to his mother’s money, has never been truly accepted by the local gentry. After his mother dies of fright at the feet of the wolf that’s been terrorizing the countryside, talk in the club turns to how to deal with the alleged werewolf. Some of the men wish to mount a hunt, and it’s even suggested that the creature could be captured and sold, perhaps to that mad American, P.T. Barnum. Roderick’s solution is to purchase a dog, hopefully with the help of the handsome Lord Staynesburgh. He’s eager for the chance to get Staynesburgh alone, to ask for his discretion: Staynesburgh saw Roderick emerging from a certain London club, and Roderick fears he’ll lose the rest of his already low reputation. But the full moon is only a couple of weeks away, and Roderick has preparations to make if he isn’t to risk more than just a few sheep.

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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal, Historical—European
Length: Short story

Vlad the Paler by Malthea

December 26, 2011

Can Vlad learn enough about his new supernatural life in time to save Logon? Vlad the Paler by Malthea, available from Dreamspinner Press.

When half-Korean sci fi-fantasy gamer nerd Cyrus Gae goes out clubbing on his first night of vacation, he’s not expecting to be bitten by a vampire. Not in Florida, the land of sunshine and Mickey Mouse. He’s not exactly averse to being a creature of the night, but he’s righteously pissed off about the vampire’s cavalier eat-and-run attitude. Determined to track down Troy, the bloodsucker who turned him, Cyrus takes the name Vlad and begins a search that will take him to leather bars, vampire dens, and cyber cafés.

As Cyrus hunts the elusive vampire, he meets Logon, the hipster/geek love of his afterlife; Vinnie, his Girl Friday the 13th; and even an intersexual voodoo queen, while learning that being a supernatural bad-ass isn’t quite what he imagined. In fact, hardly anything is what it seems, and Vlad finds himself in the middle of an intrigue involving Florida’s master vampire—who isn’t thrilled about Vlad’s sudden appearance in his domain. With powerful forces aligning against Vlad, he’ll have no choice but to become the hero he never wanted to be if he wants to keep his beloved Logon safe.

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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: Novel

Tainted Soul by Sam C. Leonhard

December 19, 2011

Will Gabriel fight off the fear and madness that pursue him before they ruin his life with Aleksei? Tainted Soul by Sam C. Leonhard, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Gabriel Jordan, part-time werewolf and full-time private investigator, should be living a happy life. Three years ago, he was a homeless thief; now he’s got a loving partner and a job he enjoys, he lives in a nice house, and he doesn’t have to worry about tomorrow. So why the sudden urge to cheat on Aleksei, the handsome and occasionally deceptive fae he loves? Why does Gabriel feel compelled to flee the life he’s built for himself?

Someone’s calling him. Someone’s looking for him. Someone holds his destiny in her hands. The portals to the hidden worlds have become unstable, even dangerous. Fear and madness linger in the dark. Panic and nightmares chase him, but Gabriel can’t fight an enemy he can’t see, and even turning into his wolf form may not be enough to save him.

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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: Novel