Choices and Changes by K.L. Belanger

February 11, 2013

Bo and Erick have several choices to make regarding love, life, and trust. Choices and Changes by K.L. Belanger, available from Dreamspinner Press.

On the cusp of his twenty-fifth birthday, Bo Sanford grows frustrated with his directionless life. Slaving away at his father’s construction company all week and partying every weekend leaves him little time for introspection, but he knows it’s time for a change. When his best friend, Mac, drags him to a college party, Bo catches sight of a girl. But not just any girl—the girl of his dreams: a delicate blonde-haired beauty with a pink scarf and a smile that promises warmth and humor. There’s just one problem: she isn’t a girl.

Even after Bo discovers the truth, he keeps seeing Erick, and the choice to follow his heart despite the obstacles has profound repercussions on not only his sense of self but his relationship with his family and even his job. Being with Erick makes him all the more determined to be his own man and claw his way out from under his father’s thumb.

But Erick faces choices of his own: the choice to get involved with someone redefining his sexuality, the choice to trust again, and even the choice to believe love can last beyond the temporary.

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

Venetian Masks by Kim Fielding

February 11, 2013

Jeff must choose whether to let Cleve flee alone or to join him on a desperate run through central Europe. Venetian Masks by Kim Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Jeff Dawkins’s last partner left him with a mortgage he can’t afford and nonrefundable tickets for a month’s vacation in Europe. Despite a reluctance to travel, Jeff decides to go on the trip anyway. After all, he’s already paid for it. He packs a Kindle loaded with gay romance novels and arrives in Venice full of trepidation. There he meets the handsome and charming expat Cleve Prieto, who offers to serve as his tour guide. Jeff has serious misgivings—he wasn’t born yesterday, and something about Cleve doesn’t sit right—but anything is better than wandering the canals alone. With Cleve’s help, Jeff falls in love with Venice and begins to reconcile with his past. For the first time, Jeff finds himself developing strong feelings for someone else. But he can’t be sure who that person is because Cleve’s background remains a mystery embroidered with lies.

Then a dark figure from Cleve’s past appears, and Jeff must choose whether to let Cleve flee alone or to join him on a desperate run through central Europe. Maybe Jeff will finally be able to see behind Cleve’s masks—if he survives the journey.

Length: Novel | Genre: Mystery/Suspense| Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Anthology: Snow on the Roof

February 11, 2013

Whether it’s a second chance at love, or finding a soul mate later in life, these stories prove that it’s never too late for love. Snow on the Roof, available from Dreamspinner Press.

“Just because there’s snow on the roof, doesn’t mean the fire’s gone out in the furnace.”  There’s something to be said for maturity and experience, and in all of these relationships, at least one of the lovers is over forty.  Whether it’s a May/December romance, a second chance at love, or finding a soul mate later in life, these stories prove that it’s never too late for love.

Nachos on Saturday by J. Leigh Bailey

Queening Out by Mari Donne

Granddad’s Cup of Tea by Amy Rae Durreson

The Way to a Fisherman’s Heart by Tray Ellis

No Place Like Home by Kim Fielding

Ivory Black, Flecked with White by Laylah Hunter

Loving Again by John Inman

Full Circle by Rhidian Brenig Jones

Straight Shooting by Maggie Lee

Hero Worship by Sam C. Leonhard

Curtain Calls by Pinkie Rae Parker

The Bodyguard’s Dilemma by Chris Scully

Picture This by Dottie Stratton & Linda James

Hunting Season by AC Valentine

Waiting for the Light by Layla M. Wier

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

Beyond Love by J.A. Harmon

February 8, 2013

When the ghost of Adrien is convinced that Gabriel is the reincarnation of his slave turned lover, Scott must fight to keep his best friend alive. Beyond Love by J.A. Harmon, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sometimes love is stronger than death.

Former foster child Gabriel Jacobs is determined to make something of his life. Easygoing and more comfortable in a pair of old sweats than the Brooks Brothers suits he will have to wear when he finishes his law degree, Gabriel is also a naïve romantic looking for love. That turns out to be a problem when the ghost of Adrien Beauchene, the son of a French plantation owner, makes an appearance in the house Gabriel just moved into. Adrien is convinced Gabriel is the reincarnation of his slave turned lover, a man he has spent 160 years waiting for.

Before long, Adrien gains control of Gabriel. He vows not to be parted from his love again, even if that means Gabriel must join him in the spirit world. But Gabriel’s best friend, Scott, won’t give up without a fight. He enlists the help of a gypsy witch and twin warlocks Jaivyn and Jaquan to keep Gabriel safe. As Adrien tightens his grip, Gabriel begins to fade, and Jaivyn grows desperate. He and Gabriel just met—Jaivyn can’t lose him now….

Length: Novel | Genre: Ghosts/Spirits, Other Paranormal | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Exile by Lola Lebellier

February 8, 2013

Aless, Corin, and the other guardians will face abuse, attack, and even death in their quest to save their world. Exile by Lola Lebellier, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Once, in the land of Nier, five elemental spirits terrorized the land. To contain them, five humans sacrificed themselves, losing their bodies and minds. It wasn’t until decades later, when a set of restraints was formed, that the vessels could live normal lives and take their rightful places as leaders of their clans.

Now Aless of Serac, Guardian of Water, has returned from exile, a punishment for embarking on a killing frenzy when his restraints broke. He soon discovers all the restraints are breaking, and if he cannot find a solution, chaos will follow. But Aless can’t solve this problem on his own.

Though Corin of Zephyr has large reserves of mana, the trait that signifies proficiency with natural magic, he shows little aptitude for casting spells or using his power. But that doesn’t bother him as much as the threat from the breaking restraints. Together, he and Aless might find a solution—but as the restraints begin to crumble, it becomes clear that their situation is more dangerous than anyone could have foreseen: Aless, Corin, and the other guardians will face abuse, attack, and even death in their quest to save their world.

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 | Genre: High Fantasy, Bittersweet Dreams | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Plan B by SJD Peterson

February 6, 2013

Life sends Danny and Lance in different directions, each of them focused on his respective Plan A. But even the best-laid plans often go awry. Plan B by SJD Peterson, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Danny Marshal has always lived his life out loud, but his androgynous appearance is only a small part of who he is. One night at a frat party, Danny meets Lance Lenard, football jock and apparent straight guy. Lance is shocked when he’s immediately attracted to Danny’s feminine side. Danny is happy to be the subject of Lance’s first man-on-man experiment—until Lance begins to struggle with the fact that despite his appearance, Danny is indeed a man.

Lance’s whole life has been focused on his goal of playing in the NFL, and he knows those dreams will be smashed if anyone finds out about his little secret. Although Lance has grown to crave Danny’s touch, he’s not willing to give Danny what he’s grown to crave: a boyfriend who’s proud to love him for every flamboyant and snarky cell in his body.

Life sends Danny and Lance in different directions, each of them focused on his respective Plan A. But the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

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

Lavender Skies by Jackson Cordd

February 6, 2013

Evan discovers some worrisome details about life on the surface that can change everything. Lavender Skies by Jackson Cordd, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Quantinum Residue: Book Two; Sequel to Duanta Beads

To adjust to the changes brought on by the Bang, Shelter 17 geneticist Evan develops a retrovirus to stimulate a growth of fur that will allow him to live aboveground with Rourke, an enthralling surface dweller. Evan takes the treatment, leaves behind the only home he knows, and follows Rourke to his village, unsure of how he will fit in with the tribe.

Rourke likes the changes in Evan, but vast cultural differences and Rourke’s limited English make for difficulties when they try to forge a closer relationship. After spending more time in the village, Evan discovers some worrisome details about life on the surface. Soon he realizes the villagers are in the same precarious position as the few remaining shelter residents….

Length: Novella | Genre: Science Fiction| Buy as eBook

Just in Time by E E Montgomery

February 6, 2013

Mark’s painful past comes back to haunt him and he needs to confront it once and for all. Just in Time by E E Montgomery, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Just Life: Book Three; Sequel to Just Like a Date

Mark Mendelson’s life is close to perfect: he has good friends, a successful business, and a solid reputation in the jewelry industry. He fought hard to get what he has after nearly losing it all fifteen years ago, when his then boyfriend, Cole Porter, stole his designs.

When a handsome man enters Mark’s store to request a commitment ring—a design Mark made specifically for Cole—Mark wants nothing to do with him. All he can think about is his rage at Cole’s betrayal, something he thought he’d dealt with long ago. But Mark’s would-be customer, Dr. Liam Watson, returns to the shop, thinking Mark might provide some answers. For years Liam has tried to convince his cousin Jon to leave Cole, who abuses him. As the relationship between Jon and Cole disintegrates, a fragile new one forms between Liam and Mark—but Mark can’t move on until he confronts Cole once and for all.

Length: Novella | Genre: Contemporary| Buy as eBook

The God Hunters by Mark Reed

February 4, 2013

David is caught between an old war, his life, and the power to save his future in Expanse. The God Hunters by Mark Reed, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The God Hunters: Book One

David Ruger has always been curious. That’s how he landed his charming on-again, off-again boyfriend, Wyler, and how they started in St. Louis and ended up in the Expanse, an alien universe where humans take on supernatural abilities and demons munch on Chinese takeout.

Thirty thousand years earlier, the Expanse was devastated by a gruesome war. The old gods and a group of shifters known as The God Hunters fought and failed to restore order. Little does David know that they’ve been waiting for the perfect time to try again—and they’ve set their eyes on him as the one with the power to restore the Expanse to its former splendor.

Strolling along cobblestone streets in a technologically advanced city floating above the clouds is fascinating, and David and his companions venture ever deeper, where strange beings welcome David as an old friend. But what should have been a brief exploration becomes a race against time to save David’s life.

Length: Novel | Genre: Science Fiction, Other Paranormal | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

The Last Grand Master by Andrew Q. Gordon

February 1, 2013

Farrell pushes himself to the limit as he and Miceral fight not only to stop Meglar but for their very survival. The Last Grand Master by Andrew Q. Gordon, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Champion of the Gods: Book One

In a war that shook the earth, the Six gods of Nendor defeated their brother Neldin, god of evil. For the three thousand years since, Nendor and the Seven Kingdoms have known peace and prosperity.

But then a new wizard unleashes the power of Neldin. Meglar, wizard king of Zargon, uses dark magic to create an army of creatures to carry out his master’s will.

One by one, the sovereign realms fall. Soon the only wizard who can stop Meglar is Grand Master Farrell, the Prince of Haven, the hidden home of refugees. An untried wizard, Farrell carries a secret that could hold the key to defeating Meglar—or it could destroy the world.

While helping Nerti, queen of the unicorns, Farrell saves Miceral, an immortal muchari warrior the Six have chosen to be Farrell’s mate.  But Farrell approaches love with caution, and before he can decide how to proceed, Meglar invades a neighboring kingdom. Farrell and Miceral find themselves in the middle of the battle. Farrell pushes himself to the limit as he and Miceral fight not only to stop Meglar but for their very survival.

Length: Novel | Genre: High Fantasy| Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback