Knockout by Leora Stark

June 7, 2012

How can Tyler expect to win in the ring if he won’t let Jamie win his heart? Knockout by Leora Stark, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Tyler Morris did not have a happy childhood. He suffered abuse at the hands of his alcoholic father, then bounced around a series of foster homes. He became unable to express his emotions or deal with his past. Then, at fifteen, at a charity boxing camp hosted by heavyweight champ Jamie Lewis, Tyler found a purpose and an outlet for his anger.

Seven years later, Tyler arrives at The Gold Arena, Jamie’s Los Angeles gym. He’s desperate to train under the man who helped him turn his life around. With some difficulty, Tyler convinces Jamie to take him on, but their working relationship is complicated by a mutual attraction they both attempt to deny.

Jamie fears their relationship will ruin Tyler’s chance at a career in pro boxing. Tyler’s scars run deep, and he knows he could be hurt if he opens up. But how can he expect to win in the ring if he won’t let Jamie win his heart?

Length: Novella
Genre: Contemporary

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Chuffed by Tia Fielding

June 7, 2012

A shape-shifting romance between a werewolf and a Siberian tiger – will it last? Chuffed by Tia Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Finnshifters Book One

Mikael Jarvela may only be a half shifter, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be alpha of the eastern Finland farm-turned-sanctuary his father founded. Six wolves, a red fox, a black jaguar, and a lynx all think of him as the head of the family. But Mikael doesn’t have anyone to call his own until he comes across an injured Siberian tiger in the woods.

From the moment the animal recovers and Mikael and Maxim meet face to human face, the attraction between them is undeniable. They strike up a tentative relationship, but they’re both proud men, and their egos keep getting in the way. Just when it looks like their romance is doomed, an outside threat to the family—to Mikael—forces Maxim to choose between the life of solitude he knows and the love and companionship that could be his if he stays.

Length: Novella
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal – Werewolves/Shapeshifters,
Series: Finnshifters by Tia Fielding

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Kaden’s Colors by Ryan Loveless

June 6, 2012

In a world where aliens face prejudice and are frowned upon, can Henry and Kaden manage to be together? Kaden’s Colors by Ryan Loveless, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The first alien immigrants arrived on Earth long before Henry Mekes was born. Now they’re policed by the government, forbidden from attending school, and assigned menial jobs to prevent them from becoming drains on human society. Twenty-two-year-old Kaden, for example, was assigned the job of sex worker.

When eighteen-year-old Henry and his friend Ellil meet Kaden in a grotty backroom to avail themselves of his services, alien rights are the furthest thing from their minds. It’s not until afterward, when Henry is trying to remind himself aliens can’t get enough of sex, that he questions his actions and the rules of the world he lives in.

Something about Kaden compels Henry to return again and again—but only as a friend. Soon he and his classmates hatch a plan to free Kaden, but even if they succeed, the world is still full of prejudice against aliens—and those who love them.

Length: Novella
Genre: Science Fiction

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Love Less Complicated by Lisa Marie Davis

June 4, 2012

Will a lie destroy the future Gavin found in Braxton? Love Less Complicated by Lisa Marie Davis, available from Dreamspinner Press

From college and AA meetings to his job working in a coffee shop, ex-con Gavin Chandler has a lot going on in his life. All he wants is to leave his past far behind him, especially the father who forced him to run drugs and sell his body. Romance doesn’t even register on his radar.

Then Braxton Irving, a self-employed security guard, shows up at the coffee shop, and Gavin finds he can’t deny his interest. After some serious soul searching, he finally asks Braxton out, and the two embark on a whirlwind affair.

But Braxton hasn’t been completely honest with Gavin about his motivation for coming to the coffee shop that day. Braxton’s feelings for Gavin are real, but so is his commitment to his work. Can their relationship survive once Gavin learns it was founded on a lie?

Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary

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We Danced by Jeff Erno

June 1, 2012

For this relationship to work, Josh has to cope with dating a single dad, Rex has to open his heart, and Ty has to learn to share his dad’s affection. We Danced by Jeff Erno, available from Dreamspinnerpress.

For six years, Rex Payton has focused on two things: keeping his late father’s small-town Kentucky bar afloat and raising his nephew, Tyler. After the tragic loss of his parents and sister, Rex has no interest in romance. He’s respected in his community and regarded as one of Carlisle’s most eligible bachelors, but he’s accepted that his life isn’t conducive to a romantic relationship, especially as a closeted gay man. Enter Josh Billings, a veterinary student who’s serving an internship in town. Josh’s deepest passion is helping animals. Romance is the furthest thing from his mind… until the night he meets taciturn, handsome Rex Payton. Chance and an after-hours dance conspire to forge an intimate connection neither man looked for—one neither man can ignore after the dance leads to a kiss. Suddenly romance isn’t so insignificant, but it’s also not without complications. For this relationship to work, Josh has to decide if he can cope with dating a single dad, Rex has to open his heart, and Ty has to learn to share his dad’s affection.

Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary

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Raise Your Glass by John Goode

May 31, 2012

Brad and Kyle are now showing their love freely to the world. But everyone seems to be allied against them. Raise Your Glass by John Goode, available from Dreamspinnerpress.

Tales of Foster High – Sequel to The End of the Beginning

Kyle Stilleno used to be the invisible student. Brad Graymark used to be the baseball star. Then they fell in love and Brad outed them both with a spectacular public display of affection, and now everything is different.
After spending a few days lying low, Kyle and Brad are going back to school. It’s time to face the music and see how Foster High deals with their growing romance. But the school’s reaction—and the staff’s hostility—are not what they expected. Everyone they know seems to be allied against them. Isn’t there anyone they can count on to defend their happiness?

Length: Novella
Genre: Contemporary
Series: Tales of Foster High by John Goode

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Red+Blue by A.B. Gayle.

May 25, 2012

An Opposites Attract novel

Ben has three goals set in mind: freedom, friendship and love. But will cultural differences and an economic crisis get in his way? Red+Blue by A.B . Gayle, available from Dreamspinnerpress.

Fresh from backwoods Minnesota, actuarial student Ben Dutoit is ecstatic to land a job with Sydney Sutherland Family Insurance, one of the few companies that offer life insurance to people in the high-risk category. The fact that he gets to work in Gay Central, aka San Francisco, is just the icing on the rainbow-colored cake. Ben sets himself just three goals: be out and proud enough to participate in the Pride parade; seek out the company of like-minded souls in the clubs; and maybe, if he’s lucky, fall in love. But the men Ben meets are everything he’s not: suave, confident, sophisticated, and sexy. Unlike redneck Ben, they’re blue bloods from blue states, born with status, wealth, and the responsibility that comes with the package. Ben’s still wondering if red and blue can mix when he discovers what risk really means. The global economy tanks. The job he looked forward to is in jeopardy, and every dream Ben ever had is threatened, especially love, the biggest dream of all.

Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

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Eden Springs by Ada Maria Soto.

May 24, 2012

Can a telescope, a whorehouse bathtub, and a cup of Chinese tea change Aaron’s stars forever? Eden Springs by Ada Maria Soto, available from Dreamspinnerpress.

In the boomtown of Eden Springs, someone is spilling the blood of children. Desperate, the sheriff calls in ex-Union scout Aaron Byrne to stop them. For the lawman for hire, it’s just another job—until he meets Jonah Mann, the town’s Oxford-trained astronomer-cum-schoolteacher. Aaron never stays in one place for long, but a few stolen glances from the eccentric professor begin to test his resolve to move along once the job is done. Now a telescope, a whorehouse bathtub, and a cup of Chinese tea could change Aaron’s own stars forever.

Genre: Western, Historical: Americas
Length: Novella

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Switch by Clare London

May 23, 2012

Sequel to Ambush and Payback

Miles Winter and Zeke Roswell have excited and enthralled each other since the day they met. Zeke’s uninhibited lovemaking has allowed Miles to grow in confidence and their relationship to deepen. Back from a business trip, Miles knows he should take care of his backlog of work, but the delight of being reunited with Zeke makes him realize he has other, more important needs—including the one sexual step he hasn’t yet taken. Business can wait in favor of a commitment far more primal and more permanent.

Category: Romance
Lenght: Short story

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Wolf’s-own: Koan – Carole Cummings

May 21, 2012

The hardships aren’t over for Fen and Mallick is at his wits end trying to figure out whom to trust while keeping Fen alive. The third installment of Carole Cummings Wolf’s-own series: Koan.

After saving his people, killing the man he once loved, and losing his little sister, Fen Jacin-rei has made his way to Tambalon with his surviving brothers and Kamen Malick. But shortly after arriving, old ghosts resurface, new dangers arise, and Malick tells Fen the gods aren’t done with him yet. Fen now knows he’s a catalyst for Fate and a magnet for Fate’s players, and he’s dangerously close to falling over the edge into insanity. But tracking down the vicious creatures that have been abducting and murdering citizens of Tambalon is just as critical as dealing with past lives and legendary beings. With a threat all too close and a secret he needs to explain, Malick is at odds with those who should be his allies, and no matter how much he wants to protect Fen, it may be more than he can manage when he’s trying to keep them alive.

Genre: Fantasy/paranormal,
Lenght: Novel
Series: Wolf’s-own

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