Love Means… No Limits by Andrew Grey

January 21, 2013

Before Tyrone and Bart reach for more than friendship, Tyrone has to face his family and Bart has to close the door on his past. Love Means… No Limits by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Love Means… Story

Bart van Andren, aka Spider, has been running away from life with a lot of chemical help. When he wakes up in a hospital, he discovers he’s picked up a champion. Duane must see something in Bart no one else ever has, because he finds Bart a job at Laughton Farms, where the people show Bart kindness and patience. He might even kick his drug habit with a little help from his new friends Geoff, Eli, and especially Tyrone.

Tyrone Jackson works at the farm despite the disapproval of his traditional black family, who find it suspicious that he works with gay men. Tyrone knows he’s gay, and until now, he’s kept his home and work lives separate.

Though Tyrone resists his feelings for Bart as long as he can—he’s seen enough of the drug culture to last a lifetime—he can’t deny their attraction forever. But before he and Bart reach for more than friendship, Tyrone has to face his family and Bart has to close the door on his past—a past that could put Tyrone, the farm, and everyone he’s come to care for at risk.

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

The Royal Road by Robin Saxon

January 18, 2013

Weston must learn to pick through the clues his dreams are giving him, or he will never understand Sidney’s role in his life. The Royal Road by Robin Saxon, available from Dreamspinner Press.

By day, Weston Davies designs mascots for Sanderson Designs and avoids the new productivity consultant, Sidney Romero, who has been hired to ensure maximum efficiency. In the evenings, Weston writes. Fantasy, detective stories, science fiction—he’s tried it all, and he isn’t very good. All his attempts are riddled with clichés, and his characters become mouthpieces for scathing commentary on overused literary stereotypes. Though fantastical dreams that inspire his stories haunt his nights, Weston can’t put words to paper without cringing.

Worse, Weston’s work has begun to invade his sleep. Everybody in the office thinks Sidney is strange, quiet, and out to destroy the company. But in Weston’s dreams, Sidney is a mysterious dragon, a street-smart law enforcer, and a rebellious agent of the future government. While Weston reluctantly gets to know Sidney better in the real world, he struggles to reconcile him with the Sidney of his subconscious.

What are his dreams telling him? Is Sidney being wrongly vilified? And what if Sidney recommends Weston’s boss fire him? Weston must learn to pick through the clues his dreams are giving him, or he will never understand Sidney’s role in his life—professional or otherwise.

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

Greenwode by J Tullos Hennig

January 18, 2013

In a risky bid for happiness, Rob dares the Horned Lord to reinterpret the ancient rites—to allow Rob to take Gamelyn as a lover instead of a rival. Greenwode by J Tullos Hennig, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Book One of The Wode

The Hooded One.  The one to breathe the dark and light and dusk between….

When an old druid foresees this harbinger of chaos, he also sees whom it will claim: young Rob of Loxley. Rob’s mother and father, a yeoman forester and a wisewoman, have raised Rob and his sister, Marion, under a solemn duty: to take their parents’ places in the Old Religion as the manifestations of the Horned Lord and the Lady Huntress.

But when Gamelyn Boundys, son of a powerful nobleman, is injured in the forest, he and Rob begin a friendship that challenges both duty and ideology: Gamelyn is a devout follower of the Catholic Church. Rob understands the divide between peasant and noble all too well. And the old druid has foreseen that Gamelyn is destined to be Rob’s sworn enemy—to fight in a blood sacrifice for the greenwode’s Maiden.

In a risky bid for happiness, Rob dares the Horned Lord to reinterpret the ancient rites—to allow Rob to take Gamelyn as a lover instead of a rival. But in the eyes of Gamelyn’s church, lust is a sin—and sodomy is unthinkable.

Length: Novel | Genre: Historical – Europe, High Fantasy| Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Let’s Cheat! by Gene Taylor

January 16, 2013

Matt thought he and Bradley were doing well, but now Bradley’s gone when Matt needs him most. Let’s Cheat! by Gene Taylor, available from Dreamspinner Press.

After nine years, Bradley Moore and Dr. Matt Sharp are a little too secure in their relationship. In fact, they’re in a rut. But when the founder of Bradley’s law firm asks him to establish a branch office in Los Angeles, their predictable lives take a sharp left turn. Matt can’t just pick up and follow—there’s seniority and tenure to think about. If Matt stays in New York, they need a way to keep the spark alive. After racking his brain for a way to save their marriage, Matt finally suggests they cheat—with each other.

Before Bradley leaves, he and Matt take on New York City. They meet in unusual locations, play dress-up, and pretend to be strangers, all in the interest of spicing up their sex life. Their senses of humor and vivid imaginations lead to some interesting “cheating”—and occasionally get them into trouble.

Then Bradley moves to LA and becomes distracted by the lights of Hollywood. With him gone, the opportunity is ripe for Matt’s stalker to step in. Matt thought he and Bradley were doing well, but now Bradley’s gone when Matt needs him most.

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

Love Lessons by Kelly Rand

January 16, 2013

College student Danny wants do one thing before he heads off to Europe, but that experience might make him want to stay. Love Lessons by Kelly Rand, available from Dreamspinner Press.

College student Danny Davis has dedicated his life to singing and dancing. That commitment lands him a spot in a boy band heading to Europe to pursue a life of pop stardom. There’s just one thing he wants to do before he goes—so he places an ad in the campus paper stating that he’s looking for his first sexual experience with another man.

Danny begins a correspondence with a secret admirer who turns out to be his roommate, Kirk. Eventually they embark on an emotional and sexual relationship so intense that Danny considers not going on tour. Then a phone call from Kirk changes everything. Believing Kirk never loved him, Danny leaves to take Europe by storm. Six years later, he learns the truth….

Length: Novella | Genre: Contemporary| Buy as eBook

Maybe This Time by Eva Clancy

January 16, 2013

For the first time, Will and Rob are both out and available—it’s now or never. Maybe This Time by Eva Clancy, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Wrong place, wrong time.

Every few years, Will Hardwicke runs into Rob Cunningham, his first crush. Unfortunately, something always prevents them getting together. As teenagers, Will is too scared to publicly admit he’s gay. Years later, Will’s out, but Rob already has a boyfriend. It seems the stars are aligned against them.

Finally, Will gets another chance. This time, when Fate decides it’s time for his once-a-decade run-in with Rob, Will wants to ensure things are different. For the first time, Will and Rob are both out and available—it’s now or never.

Length: Novella | Genre: Contemporary| Buy as eBook

Beneath the Palisade: Courage by Joel Skelton

January 14, 2013

With a little help from Alex and his mentors, Ian and Harper, Theo realizes that living well requires courage. Beneath the Palisade: Courage by Joel Skelton, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Beneath the Palisade: Book One

Theodore Engdahl’s sexual identity crisis clashes with his faith. Raised to believe homosexuality is a sin, Theo finds himself on the ropes with his girlfriend as well as his straight coworker, whom he can’t stop staring at. Luckily, before he can panic too much, Theo discovers the support system provided by the Men’s Center.

At the center, he meets Alex, and the two hit it off. Unlike Theo, Alex wears his sexuality like a favorite shirt. Alex is also easy on the eyes, but for Theo, following his example is anything but uncomplicated.

With a little help from Alex and his mentors, Ian and Harper, Theo realizes that living well requires courage. While he struggles to take the next step with Alex and to come out to his conservative parents, life beneath the palisade goes on. But when Alex and his boat disappear during a terrible storm, Theo must find the strength to hope.

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

Lycan Partnership by Ariel Tachna

January 14, 2013

Adenet’s sense of responsibility will not let him take a male mate when the pack so desperately needs children. Lycan Partnership by Ariel Tachna, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A spin-off of the Partnership in Blood Series

By the time the alpha of the Morvan werewolf pack approaches l’Institut Marcel Chavinier for help solving his people’s fertility problems, pack numbers have dwindled and the remaining members are desperate. Though the wizards at l’Institut have no experience with werewolves, their lore, or their brand of magic, Raymond agrees to help.

At l’ANS headquarters, Raymond finds Marc Gourlin, a young wizard fascinated with werewolves. Marc agrees to visit the werewolves’ home to study their rituals for the source of the problem. But when he arrives, he finds himself distracted by Adenet Silaire, the pack shaman. The attraction between them is powerful, but though Marc suspects he might be Adenet’s mate, Adenet rebuffs him. Marc is a man, and Adenet’s sense of responsibility will not let him take a male mate when the pack so desperately needs children.

Meanwhile, Jean and Raymond discover the Aveu de Sang allows a vampire’s Avoué to calm his inner beast. For Jean and Orlando, this is wonderful news—but it only convinces Thierry how much Sebastian is missing out on because they cannot form an Aveu de Sang. Determined to give his partner everything he can, Thierry sets out to recreate the bond denied them by Sebastien’s past.

Length: Novel | Genre: Vampires, Werewolves/Shapeshifters | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Secret Chemistry by Chris T. Kat

January 11, 2013

Tim knows Jay feels the same attraction he does—mates always do. So why won’t Jay act on it? Secret Chemistry by Chris T. Kat, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Shifters: Book One

Not all werewolf societies are created equal. The one Tim Evans grew up in detests those not of “pure blood”—so when Tim discovers his mate is Jay, a male fox-wolf hybrid ten years his junior, it shocks him, to say the least. Too young to claim his mate and too weak to protect him from the rest of the pack, Tim fears for Jay’s life. When a human gets hold of Jay, Tim believes he has lost him forever.

The next eighteen years are hell. Tim devotes his life to his family and running their stable, but anger and depression threaten to consume him. Then fate brings Jay back into his life. Tim knows Jay feels the same attraction he does—mates always do. So why won’t Jay act on it?

Length: Novel | Genre: Werewolves/Shapeshifters| Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Luck of the Irish by Cindy Sutherland

January 9, 2013

Quinn and Cian’s time together has an expiry date: they live on different continents, and Cian can’t leave any more than Quinn can stay. Luck of the Irish by Cindy Sutherland, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Quinn Donovan needs a change to get over a broken heart, so when he finds out his father wants some new horses from Ireland, he jumps at the opportunity. He has always dreamed of going abroad. But when he gets there, his first meeting with breeder Cian O’Reilly is a disaster—on both sides.

Ever since his parents abandoned him, Cian has lived with his grandfather, raising horses. He has no expectation of ever being happy and believes family has to come first. Then his second meeting with Quinn turns his first impression on its head, and they discover they have a lot in common. But their time together has an expiry date: they live on different continents, and Cian can’t leave any more than Quinn can stay.

Length: Novella | Genre: Contemporary| Buy as eBook