New releases: March 20, 2013

March 20, 2013

Anthology: Creature Feature by Poppy Dennison and Mary Calmes

Paranormal activities, fantasy, and werewolves! Anthology: Creature Feature by Poppy Dennison and Mary Calmes, available from Dreamspinner Press.


Diagnosis: Wolf by Poppy Dennison

Thanks to his good-for-nothing brother, Andrew Hughes is up to his eyeballs in debt and needs a job fast. When a nursing position opens up in Myerson, Arizona, Andrew has no choice but to take it, despite a warning about how difficult a patient Caleb DiMartino can be. Andrew can deal with a little trouble—but Caleb’s strange family, the armed guards, and the unknown cause of Caleb’s mysterious illness may be beyond his skill set.

Landslide by Mary Calmes

For three years, paranormal courier Frank Corrigan has been working for incubus demon Cael Berith. Cael knows Frank is his mate, but Frank is pretty sure Cael doesn’t even like him, never mind want to spend the rest of his life with him, so their personal relationship is at an impasse. When Frank’s sister, Lindsey, gets bitten by a werewolf she’s sleeping with—and possibly witnesses a murder—Frank rides to her rescue. If he’s lucky, he might just save his love life too.

Length: Novel (236p.) | Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Werewolves/Shapeshifters | Release Date: March 20, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-430-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-429-9)

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Learning to Love: Evan & Daniel by K.C. Wells

Until Daniel trusts Evan with the secret that’s tearing his family apart, “meant to be” is on hold. Learning to Love: Evan & Daniel by K.C. Wells, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Learning to Love: Book TwoSequel to Learning to Love: Michael & Sean

Evan Wainwright’s good relationship karma is paying off. After helping his friends, Sean and Michael, discover their sexuality—and each other—Evan meets the love of his life. Their new housemate, Daniel Collier, is everything Evan could want in a boyfriend. Now if Evan can just work out why Daniel panics whenever Evan tries to get close.

Daniel has finally met his soul mate. Evan is perfect for him—at least, he would be, if Daniel could find the courage to overcome his demons and leave the past behind.  But his mental scars prove difficult to heal, and Daniel struggles with his heart, even though it tells him Evan is the one.

Life in the student house goes on despite the usual interruptions: a wedding, a trial for a hate crime, a gay couple with exhibitionist tendencies. Through it all, Evan and Daniel remind themselves they are meant to be together. But until Daniel trusts Evan with the secret that’s tearing his family apart, “meant to be” is on hold.

Length: Novel (332p.) | Genre: Contemporary |Release Date: March 20, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-367-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-366-7)

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The Heracian Affair by Liv Olteano

Neither Rizzo nor Conrad is willing to risk their heart, let go of the past, and dare to believe in a future. The Heracian Affair by Liv Olteano, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Even years after Rizzo Berg’s lover and Dom died in combat, the memories torment him. Following a particularly disappointing date, Rizzo goes to sleep in his apartment only to wake up on a spaceship with tall, gorgeous, alien Captain Conrad D’Ollet of Heracia, a man so deliciously dominant Rizzo’s knees turn to jelly.

Apparently the Heracians need help, and Rizzo is a humanitarian through and through. Spending more time around Conrad is totally not one of the reasons he wants to lend a hand.

Soon Rizzo finds himself completely conquered and blissfully owned. But neither he nor Conrad is willing to risk his heart, let go of the past, and dare to believe in a future that won’t end in catastrophe.

Length: Novella (131p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: March 20, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-435-0)

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Unearthing Cole by A.M. Arthur

Cole must overcome his past before he can accept the possibility of a happy future. Unearthing Cole by A.M. Arthur, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Cole Alston swore he’d never return to his childhood home in rural North Carolina, but when his mother dies, he inherits her hoarded property. He hopes to sell everything and use the money to start over in Canada, far away from his abusive ex-boyfriend. It’s a daunting task, and Cole has no idea where to start. Luckily for him, the local antique store owner, Jeremy Collins, volunteers his services in sorting the hoard. Their professional relationship soon evolves into a personal one, but Cole must overcome his past and his anxiety before he can accept a new man in his life or the possibility of a happy future.

Length: Novella (171p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 20, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-434-3)

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)

New releases: March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

Freedom by Jay Kirkpatrick

If Patrick wants to explore a relationship his society tells him he can’t have, he’ll have to exchange the safe fetters of his job for the uncertainty of liberty. Freedom by Jay Kirkpatrick, available from from Dreamspinner Press.

In a future Earth, Patrick Harvey, newly promoted Class One Empath, dreams of the independence his position brings and the apartment he’s saving for. His first solo assignment is treating John Doe 439, a man found outside the city, battered, traumatized, and apparently mute.

Despite a strong taboo against Empaths forging romantic relationships, Patrick realizes he feels a strong attraction to his patient. Soon he learns the man is a high-level Psychic Talent named Jac. Then Jac reveals that there are abusive people hunting him for his gifts, and Patrick’s uncomplicated world explodes.

Jac needs to meet up with his companions and flee the city before anyone else can find him—but it may be too late. Word of Jac’s talents has leaked to Central Government in Chicago. If Jac wants to retain his freedom, he needs to run—now. And if Patrick wants to explore a relationship his society tells him he can’t have, he’ll have to exchange the safe fetters of his job for the uncertainty of liberty.

Length: Novel (232p.) | Genre: Science Fiction | Release Date: March 11, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-284-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-283-7)

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Keeping Sweets by Cate Ashwood

Brandon and Evan are terrified of trying for anything deeper, but the chemistry between them won’t let them slow things down. Keeping Sweets by Cate Ashwood, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Days away from high school graduation, with hardly a penny to his name, Evan Lowry needs to earn money for college. When he comes across an ad for modeling, he thinks his luck has changed—until he learns he’s interviewing for an adult film and will be expected to have sex. On camera. With other men.

For gay porn star Brandon Court, the shine has worn off of regular shoots. He and his producer, Les, decide to try something new: a reality-show porno set at a beach house. When he meets wide-eyed and naïve Evan for the first time, Brandon isn’t sure if he wants the kid to get lost or get naked. Naked wins.

On set, Brandon takes Evan under his wing, and over the next month, they are thrown together in every intimate way conceivable—except emotionally. Both Brandon and Evan are terrified of trying for anything deeper, and insecurities and doubts wear on their hopes, but the chemistry between them won’t let them slow things down.

Length: Novel (206p.) | Genre: M/M/M or More, Contemporary |Release Date: March 11, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-407-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-406-0)

New Releases: March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

Riveted by SJD Peterson

Ty and Blake need to let go of their pasts and take the next steps outside the playroom. Riveted by SJD Peterson, available from Dreamspinner Press.


A Whispering Pines Ranch storyA Guards of Folsom story

When Ty left Pegasus for New York, he knew he was falling for Blake but wasn’t sure he could trust him. Blake didn’t know whether he could be vulnerable enough to take on another boy. Since the move to the Big Apple, Blake and Ty have learned how to live with each other. Now they need to let go of their pasts and take the next steps outside the playroom.

Length: Short | Genre: Western, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: March 6, 2013 | Free eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-592-0)

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Gay as Mardi Gras by Lily Velden

Daniel and Jesse embark on a gay cruise to mend their broken hearts—with some, ah, interesting results for straight boy Jesse. Gay as Mardi Gras by Lily Velden, available from Dreamspinner Press.

After the demise of his relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Janey, Jesse needs to get away. His nan has just the thing: a month-long cruise around Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. It seems perfect—until Jesse realizes what kind of cruise it is.

A gay cruise.

Since Jesse’s roommate, Daniel, is recovering from a broken heart, the two decide to buddy up. They hit it off, and with Daniel now Jesse’s partner in crime, they explore the boat and participate in all the fun activities on offer—with some, ah, interesting results for straight boy Jesse.

Length: Novella (77p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 6, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-431-2)

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Networked by Claire Russett

Duncan and Chris will have to team up one more time if they want to save their home. Networked by Claire Russett, available from Dreamspinner Press.

An Argo Novel

Major Duncan Harris is a Union soldier serving aboard the space station Argo, leading one of the station’s exploratory teams. He is quiet, reserved, and has sworn off any personal relationships since his last one ended messily. Besides, working closely with various team members makes him uncomfortable.

One of Argo’s engineers, Dr. Christophe Vabre, recently started serving on Duncan’s team. Chris is slowly getting to know Duncan, but Duncan seems determined to keep him at arm’s length, and his mixed messages confuse Chris. When, on one of their missions, they discover a piece of technology that allows people to share their thoughts, Chris never imagines he’ll use it with Duncan—or that the machine will reveal the depth of Duncan’s true emotions.

Duncan is horrified to find himself not only sharing his feelings but forcing Chris to reciprocate his advance. Mortified, he flees Chris’s lab—but before Duncan can discover the truth, an attack on Argo forces the station to evacuate. He and Chris will have to team up one more time if they want to save their home.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Science Fiction |Release Date: March 6, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-384-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-383-4)

The Pawn by Kate Sherwood

March 1, 2013

In a world where Big Brother is always watching, Remy needs to perform his assigned duties in order to survive, but Adam seems to be as oblivious to that as he is to Remy’s charms. The Pawn by Kate Sherwood, available from Dreamspinner Press.


Against the Odds: Book One

Adam Challoner was born a member of the wealthy elite, but he can’t forget that his power and comfort come from the suffering of the vast underclass—people oppressed by the very regime that keeps him safe. Living with that knowledge is uncomfortable to say the least. When Adam meets Remy Stone, his discomfort becomes intolerable.

Get in, seduce his target, give him all he could ever dream of, then get out—that’s Remy’s assignment. No man has ever been able to resist Remy before, but Adam Challoner is unlike any of Remy’s previous clients. In a world where Big Brother is always watching, Remy needs to perform his assigned duties in order to survive, but Adam seems to be as oblivious to that as he is to Remy’s charms.

Luckily, Remy’s determination to accomplish his mission piques Adam’s interest. But just when Remy’s hard work starts to pay off, a rebel bomb attack interrupts their would-be tryst. Unforeseen circumstances force them apart, then throw them back together. And just as they discover new reasons to live, they realize some things are worth dying for.

Length: Novel | Genre: Science Fiction | Release Date: March 1, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-397-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-396-4)

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)

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

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

Scratch & Sniff by J.L. O’Faolain

January 30, 2013

Being a hero is hard enough; add a surprise love confession, unresolved attraction to a former villain and a mole–Push is in for a ride. Scratch & Sniff by J.L. O’Faolain, available from Dreamspinner Press.


No More Heroes: Book Two; Sequel to Push Comes to Shove

Being a hero has its drawbacks.

Real-life superhero Push knows that better than anyone. When the Cape Cabinet decided to boost their numbers and commissioned the release of Wrath, a former supercriminal, Push and his best friend, Scratch, got the arduous assignment of rehabilitating Wrath and showing him heroism’s ropes.

Now all three are stuck in Shove Point, Arkansas, lying in wait for one of Wrath’s evil villain ex-buddies. Between the mysterious plane crash in the center of town and the spacecraft that self-destructed, Shove Point is weird enough. Then the utterly straight Scratch suddenly professes his undying love for Push.

As the situation heats up—between him and Scratch and in Shove Point—Push decides to call in reinforcements. Giant robots stomping all over the small town do not help matters, nor does a rampaging cyborg, nor Push’s unresolved attraction to Wrath. Then they discover there’s a mole in the Real-Life Superhero association. Whatever their differences, the newly formed team must put aside their baggage and work together to prevent an even greater tragedy.

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

Catalyst by Claire Russett

November 9, 2012

After four years on a space station, Rick accepts Jason’s affection, but the catalyst of their love is deadlier than expected.  Catalyst by Claire Russett, available from Dreamspinner Press.

An Argo Novel

For the past four years, Dr. Jason Finely and Colonel Rick Tennant have served on the Union space station Argo as its chief science officer and military commander. Jason is the brains, Rick is the brawn. They have become good friends, but Jason wants more.

Jason is a brilliant scientist, but his lack of confidence leaves him unlucky in love. And Rick is so committed to his job he’s oblivious that his best friend’s feelings for him go beyond friendship.

When Rick finally shows interest in him, Jason is thrilled. Then he discovers Rick’s sudden attraction may be the result of a threat to Rick’s life. If Jason hopes to discover the truth, first he’ll have to save his friend.

Length: Novel | Genre: Science Fiction | Series: Argo by Claire Russett | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback