New releases: April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013

Collared Souls by Elizabeth Noble

Freedom is within reach for Todd and Nick, but it will be a fight to draw on the strengths of their bond, survive, and learn to forgive. Collared Souls by Elizabeth Noble, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sentries: Book Four; Sequel to Chained Hearts

Freedom is within reach for Todd and Nick Ruger, but their dreams of Elk’s Ridge are dashed by Vice-Chancellor Raleigh’s troops. With his mate imprisoned, Nick searches for help and finds an unlikely and unexpected ally. But Todd’s release leaves them once again in debt to Chancellor Clarke.

Their mission sends them to the small village of Eldrid in search of a historic record of owners and slaves with unique abilities. Eldrid holds even more secrets from the past—including the origins of sentries—as well as conspiracies of the present that are set to launch a new battle that will turn lover helplessly against lover. Though Todd and Nick know the realities of war are hard lessons, it will be a fight to draw on the strengths of their bond, survive, and learn to forgive.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, Other Paranormal, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: April 3, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-516-6) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-515-9)

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Good Question by Dawn Kimberly Johnson

Jamison’s heart has been locked since his dad died. Lonnie knows all about rejection. A weekend together might set them free of their pasts.  Good Question by Dawn Kimberly Johnson, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Ever since Jamison Coburn lost his father, he’s been locked up tight, not just because of the heartache but also because if he wants to be like the man he so admired, embracing his attraction to other men is impossible.

Lonnie Bellerose is simply minding his own business when he pulls up at his twin sister’s house, intent on painting a mural in her new nursery. He doesn’t expect to meet anyone like the tall, dark, handsome, and silent handyman. Their first kiss is as spontaneous as their attraction, but Jamison quickly pushes Lonnie away. No biggy. Lonnie knows all about rejection. He’s used to it, has come to expect it.

Perhaps an unexpected weekend together housesitting might set them free of their pasts to become the men they can be together—that is, if Jamison can get past his denial and Lonnie can learn to trust that he’s worth loving after all.

Length: Novella (109p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 3, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-438-1)

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Night Shift by Kim Fielding

Parolee Aiden Finn is alone except for Luka, his coworker. Sex turns to friendship, but lurking monsters may ruin Aiden’s plans for more. Night Shift by Kim Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Aside from a sympathetic parole officer, Aiden Finn is alone in the world. He knows this is his last chance—after a lifetime in and out of prison, one more mistake will land him there to stay. Unfortunately, his job as a night custodian at a motel is neither satisfying nor good for building his confidence, and booze and burglary are always just a step behind him.

Enter beautiful, exotic, and secretive Luka Gabor, the motel’s new security guard. He seems to know a great deal about literature, history, and travel but otherwise remains a mystery. Aiden has to admit, the sex has never been better, and he might even be feeling the beginnings of friendship. He dares to hope that this time, he won’t mess things up—if lurking monsters don’t ruin his plans.

Length: Novella (131p.) | Genre: Vampires, Other Paranormal | Release Date: April 3, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-439-8)

New releases: March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013

Chateau d’Eternité by Ariel Tachna

The ability to travel through time it’s not without risks—to Russ and to the world as he knows it. Chateau d’Eternité by Ariel Tachna, available from Dreamspinner Press.

When Russ Peterson accepts an invitation to an all-expense-paid vacation at a castle in southern France, he doesn’t expect to learn he has the ability to travel through time. For a historian, it’s a dream come true, offering the chance to find answers to the mysteries of the past. But it’s not without risks—to Russ and to the world as he knows it.

After a few short supervised visits, Russ still hasn’t made up his mind about his newfound abilities. Then, on his first extended trip, he meets Quentus Maximus, second in command to the Legate of Nemausus. While learning firsthand about the realities of life in Roman Gaul, Russ is shocked by his reaction to Quentus’s dominant nature. After a week with Quentus, Russ’s vacation is up, and he realizes he wants a chance to see if their relationship can flourish.

Arranging a year-long sabbatical from work to give time to make the decision is easy. Figuring out if he can live with Quentus’s dominant nature long-term, and finding a way to establish a life for himself in Roman Gaul, is an entirely different matter.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Historical – Europe, Other Paranormal |Release Date: March 29, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-607-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-606-4)

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Lighting the Way Home by EM Lynley and Shira Anthony

Josh realizes there is more to Micah than his lousy life choices… but that doesn’t mean Josh is ready to forgive him. Lighting the Way Home by EM Lynley and Shira Anthony, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Delectable Novel

World-class chef Joshua Golden is homesick for Paris before he even arrives in New York, but he’ll endure it—his parents need him to help run the family restaurant while his mother recovers from surgery. Running a place so far beneath his talents is bad enough, but bad turns to worse when Josh discovers his former best friend and lover, Micah Solomon, is living at his parents’ house with his ten-year-old son, Ethan.

For ten years, Josh has done his best to forget how Micah shattered his heart into tiny pieces. Now Micah’s back, fresh out of prison, and helping out at the restaurant. Micah may not be the kind of sous chef Josh is used to, but he is more helpful and supportive than any of the other employees. But Josh finds it hard to keep his distance when, time after time, Micah proves himself a better man than Josh thought. Reluctantly, Josh realizes there is more to Micah than his lousy life choices… but that doesn’t mean Josh is ready to forgive him.

Length: Novel (206p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 29, 2013| Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-413-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-412-1)

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Perfect Match by JJ Ryan

If Trevor and Patrick’s new love is to survive the drama, Patrick will have to own up to what he wants—and fight for it. Perfect Match by JJ Ryan, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Seattle trauma doctor Patrick Quinn has never been in love. In fact, he’s never even had a long-term relationship. In his limited personal life, getting a date is only half the problem. Being able to keep it, despite emergency duties in the ER, is the other. So though he’s interested in Trevor Oneil, a man he meets on a dating site, he decides to take it slow.

Trevor moved to Seattle looking for a fresh start. Recently single and lonely in his new city, he works business hours as an anesthesiologist, hoping a better work-life balance will make it easier to meet someone. Patrick might be just what he’s been hoping for.

Then disaster hits and a severely injured Trevor lands in Patrick’s ER. Unable to work on Trevor, Patrick feels helpless. He wanted to ease into a relationship, but he’s already attached. Then Trevor’s past comes rushing in to take him away from the dangers of Seattle. If Trevor and Patrick’s new love is to survive the drama, Patrick will have to own up to what he wants—and fight for it.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 29, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-421-3) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-420-6)

New releases: March 13, 2013

March 13, 2013

A Simple Romance by J.H. Knight

Paul will have to convince Skip love is worth the risk. A Simple Romance by J.H. Knight, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Skip thought he had it all: the fabulous husband, the great apartment, and the teaching job he’d always wanted. Even the cat was perfect. When his partner of eight years decides he wants something else—something that doesn’t involve Skip or the apartment or even the cat—Skip decides it’s time to go home to the other side of the country.

However, Skip’s hometown doesn’t just hold a loving meddling mother but also the memories of his awkward crush on a boy he met his senior year in high school. A boy he humiliated himself in front of just when it looked as if his fantasies might become reality. Finding out Paul Miller is now working at the same high school where Skip has just been hired flips his world upside down. After a heated night together, Skip is happy being friends with benefits. Paul will have to convince him love is worth the risk.

Length: Novella (217p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 13, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-432-9)

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Pawn Takes Rook by Lex Chase

Hogarth discovers that the beating Rook saved him from wasn’t a chance attack and realizes he might be just a pawn in Rook’s game…. Pawn Takes Rook by Lex Chase, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The first time Hogarth Dawson sees superhero Memphis Rook, he comes to Hogarth’s rescue by cracking the heads of two thugs like eggs into a skillet. Hogarth is utterly smitten, but he soon discovers the superhero Power Alliance has ejected Rook for failing to protect a civilian.

Hogarth devises a plan that will reinstate Rook and might even earn Hogarth a place in Power Alliance roster. But what he expects to be a simple few missions rescuing kittens and helping little old ladies cross the street turns into a shocking reality of citywide chases, foiling robberies, and facing his ex. Then Hogarth discovers the beating Rook saved him from wasn’t a chance attack. It’s possible Hogarth is just a pawn in Rook’s game….

Length: Novella (88p.) | Genre: Contemporary Fantasy | Release Date: March 13, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-433-6)

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Anthology: Under the Southern Cross by multiple

An anthology filled with stories that will make you fall in love with Australia, written by Australian authors. Anthology: Under the Southern Cross, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Fall in love with Australia.

Fight zombies in colonial New South Wales, solve a mysterious murder in 1920s Adelaide, and journey to a bleak Australian future that may yet hold some promise. Overcome prejudices and take a pilgrimage to Uluru, Australia’s sacred heart. And along the way, explore the theme of unexpected love beneath the shining stars of the Southern Cross.

Stories included:

The Body on the Beach by L.J. LaBarthe

Coming Home by Robyn Walker

Jasper and the Dead by RJ Astruc

The Red Heart by Isabelle Rowan

Whitewater by Meredith Shayne

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Anthology, Contemporary, Science Fiction, Other Paranormal, Historical – World, Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: March 13, 2013

Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-545-6)

The Body on the Beach by L.J. LaBarthe

A murder brings a whole new threat to Billy and Tom’s life in Adelaide. The Body on the Beach by L.J. LaBarthe, available from Dreamspinner Press.

In 1920, a body is found on Brighton Beach, Adelaide. Billy Liang has been living a respectable life as the representative of Adelaide’s Chinese community—with his lover, lawyer Tom Williams, discreetly at his side. When evidence seems to implicate the people Billy represents, he steps up to help solve the murder. He and Tom deal with illegal opium dens, fantan games and gambling, racism, and being shot at. Though Billy’s family accepts the love he and Tom share, Australia’s laws against sodomy and homosexuality pose a constant danger. Now, the body on the beach brings a whole new threat to Billy and Tom’s life in Adelaide.

Part of the Under the Southern Cross anthology.

Length: Novella (109p.) | Genre: Under the Southern Cross anthology, Mystery/Suspense, Historical – World | Release Date: March 13, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-549-4)

Coming Home by Robyn Walker

In 2045 Nick returns home to grieve­–for a man, his former home, and a friendship that ended in ambiguity. Coming Home by Robyn Walker, available from Dreamspinner Press.

In 2045, Russian-born Nick comes “home” to Australia for the funeral of an old friend. After a ten-year absence, he finds a country scarred by drought and a people scarred by technology. He grieves for Ben, whose death has left his friends bewildered. He grieves for Australia, the country that forced him to leave. But his greatest grief is for Daniel. Although Daniel is alive, it seems their friendship is dead. And Nick has no idea why.

Part of the Under the Southern Cross anthology.

Length: Novella (69p.) | Genre: Under the Southern Cross anthology, Science Fiction | Release Date: March 13, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-547-0)

Jasper and the Dead by RJ Astruc

When a zombie horde threatens to overwhelm Jasper and Pape, their fight for safety becomes a battle for life and love. Jasper and the Dead by RJ Astruc, avialable from Dreamspinner Press.

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, a zombie outbreak threatens to wipe out Sydney. Zombie hunter Jasper Blue and Pape Sassoon, a ferryman’s secretary, are charged with getting the governor safely out to the ship anchored in Sydney Harbor. Despite a sparking mutual attraction, the two men hire a cadre of bodyguards and attempt the mission. But when the zombie horde threatens to overwhelm them, their fight for the governor becomes a battle for life, and love, and much more.

Part of the Under the Southern Cross anthology.

Length: Novella (66p.) | Genre: Under the Southern Cross anthology, Other Paranormal | Release Date: March 13, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-548-7)

The Red Heart by Isabelle Rowan

An old stockman’s wisdom sends Sam and Daniel on a journey together, a long hard road to find Australia’s sacred Red Heart and—perhaps—each other. The Red Heart by Isabelle Rowan, avialable from Dreamspinner Press.

An ex-soldier and an urban Goth walk into a desert. It sounds like the start of a joke, but for Sam Collins and Daniel Evans, it is the beginning of their story. Daniel walks to shed his drug-filled past and make himself whole. But Sam, who hides the demons of war behind a smile, needs Daniel more than either man knows. An old stockman’s wisdom sends them on their journey together, a long hard road to find Australia’s sacred Red Heart and—perhaps—each other.

Part of the Under the Southern Cross anthology.

Length: Novella (114p.) | Genre: Under the Southern Cross anthology, Contemporary | Release Date: March 13, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-550-0)

Whitewater by Meredith Shayne

Cameron’s ideal man is physically perfect, and Luke’s awkward limp could be the flaw that fractures their romance. Whitewater by Meredith Shayne, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Baker Luke Henderson loves his job, and owning a bakery at Coogee Beach makes it even better. When he opens the shop before dawn, he hears the waves.  When he walks along the beach after sunrise, he admires the surfers—one in particular: Cameron Brown. A chef and café owner, Cameron secretly watches Luke right back. When Luke proposes a business deal, Cameron seizes the chance to get close. But Cameron’s ideal man is physically perfect, and Luke’s awkward limp could be the flaw that fractures their romance.

Part of the Under the Southern Cross anthology.

Length: Novella (117p.) | Genre: Under the Southern Cross anthology, Contemporary | Release Date: March 13, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-468-8)

The Poodle Apocalypse by John Inman

February 27, 2013

Charlie and Bobby can deal with death, destruction, and the undead. With their loyal zombie poodle, Mimi, at their side, they bravely face the apocalypse head-on. The Poodle Apocalypse by John Inman, available from Dreamspinner Press.


With the world suddenly teeming with zombies, Charlie and Bobby are fighting to stay alive.  Being about as gay as two people can be, they insist on doing it with panache.

Even with the planet throwing up its legs in submission, there is no reason a couple of style-conscious guys can’t look good while saying good-bye to the age of man and ushering in the age of… God knows what.  Amoebas, maybe.  With their loyal zombie poodle, Mimi, at their side, they bravely face the apocalypse head-on.

Death, destruction, and the undead they can deal with.  But without electricity, it’s the depressing lack of blow-dryers and cappuccino machines that really pisses them off—until Bobby goes missing!  Suddenly Charlie has more than fluffy hair and a good cup of coffee to worry about….

Length: Novella | Genre: Humor, Other Paranormal | Release Date: February 27, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-374-2)

Storm Season by Nessa L. Warin

February 25, 2013

As the storms begin, Jasper and Tobias set out on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth. Storm Season by Nessa L. Warin, available from Dreamspinner Press.


In Brightam’s Ford, a storm is coming. Ranch owner Jasper Borland and the rest of the townspeople have been rushing to prepare for the months of destructive weather the wet season brings, but with their limited technology, survival can be a struggle in itself. When Jasper finds a lost, injured young man on his property, he has no choice but to take him in. At least he’s quiet.

Unable to speak, the young man communicates by projecting his thoughts—a process that hurts anyone he isn’t touching. Since most people fear him, that means everyone but Jasper. Soon Jasper learns his guest is a telepath, a northerner named Tobias Thatcher, who is searching for his kidnapped sister, Samantha. Hesitant to leave and wary to stay, Tobias must find his sister before the men who took her follow through on their plans.

When the men come for Tobias, he can remain at Jasper’s no longer. But Jasper can’t let him go out alone. As the storms begin, he and Tobias set out on a dangerous journey to save Samantha and uncover the truth.

Length: Novel | Genre: Science Fiction, Other Paranormal |Release Date: February 25, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-325-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-324-7)

Duet by Eden Winters

February 18, 2013

Legends speak of a Lost Laird who haunts the fortress in wait of his lover’s return, but Billy doesn’t believe in ghosts or love that outlasts life. Duet by Eden Winters, available from Dreamspinner Press.

2nd Edition

A conqueror’s decree can’t separate Aillil Callaghan from his Scottish heritage. He wears his clan’s forbidden plaid with pride, awaiting the day he becomes Laird, restores his family’s name, and fights to free Scotland from English tyranny. An Englishman in his home? Abomination! Yet the tutor his father engaged for Aillil’s younger brothers may have something to teach the Callaghan heir as well.

Violinist and scholar Malcolm Byerly fled Kent in fear, seeking nothing more than a quiet post, eager minds to teach, and for no one to learn his secrets. He didn’t count on his charges’ English-hating barbarian of an older brother, or on red-and-green tartan concealing a kindred soul. A shared love of music breaks down the barriers between two worlds.

Aillil’s father threatens their love, but a far more dangerous enemy tears them apart. They vanish into legend.

Two centuries later, concert violinist Billy Byerly arrives at Castle Callaghan—and feels strangely at home. Legends speak of a Lost Laird who haunts the fortress in wait of his lover’s return. Billy doesn’t believe in legends, ghosts, or love that outlasts life.

But the Lost Laird knows his own.

First edition published by Torquere Press (2010).

Length: Novel | Genre: Other Paranormal, Ghosts/Spirits, Historical – Europe | 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

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

Perfect by M.A. Church

January 23, 2013

Jeff Mayfield loves only what his money and power can buy, but the Fates have plans for him in the form of the unbelievably sexy Cam—Cupid in his human form. Perfect by M.A. Church, available from Dreamspinner Press.


The Gods: Book Two; Sequel to Priceless

Jaded billionaire Jeff Mayfield loves only what his money and power can buy, but the Fates have plans for him. First a player in Jeff’s casino hits a huge jackpot and things turn hectic.Then, in the middle of the chaos, Jeff lays eyes on the unbelievably sexy Cam Smith—Cupid in his human form.

Seized by lust, Jeff makes a move, only to find himself on the receiving end of a blistering wave of sexual intent. Cam disassembles Jeff’s self-image and puts it back together upside down. But Jeff isn’t the only one struggling with control. Cam’s alter ego is Jealousy, and if he loses his composure, the consequences will be deadly.

Length: Novella | Genre: Other paranormal| Buy as eBook

Brown-eyed Devil by Evan Gilbert

December 7, 2012

Despite the inexplicable love he feels for Myron, Anoki will have to banish him to the spirit world to prevent disaster. Brown-eyed Devil by Evan Gilbert, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Eighteen-year-old Myron Mitchell’s small-town life is getting strange. First, a handsome, mysterious Native American man named Anoki appears in town, and Myron discovers they share a powerful affection neither of them understands. Second, people in the area have been disappearing. And finally, Myron’s body has begun to change in a deadly way. When Myron’s friend Bette becomes the latest abductee, he vows to bring her back—but his time is shorter than he knows.

A necromancer who possesses power over spirits, Anoki has come to stop the person behind the abductions. Unfortunately, he must also stop Myron, the victim of a curse that transforms him into an uncontrollable monster. Despite the inexplicable love he feels for Myron, Anoki will have to banish him to the spirit world to prevent disaster. But Myron wants enough time to find his friend, and Anoki needs Myron’s growing inhuman senses to track down the kidnapper. They agree to work together, but the clock is ticking: they need to find Bette and the kidnapper before Myron transforms completely. Then Anoki must banish the man who seems to be the missing part of his heart.

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