New releases: August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

Isle of Wishes by Sue Brown

Paul goes to Wisconsin to find Liam, and finds himself interested in ex-military and still closeted detective Olaf. Isle of Wishes by Sue Brown, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to The Isle of… Where?

After a whirlwind vacation on the Isle of Wight, where he found the love of his life, Sam Owens sends Liam Marshall home to Michigan to tie up loose ends so they can be together forever. When all communication with Liam goes silent, Sam worries. Fearing the worst, he enlists the help of his brother, British Metropolitan police officer Paul Owens, to help him find Liam and get him back safely in time for their wedding.  Paul has little difficulty digging into this mystery across the pond. Paul is also good-looking and openly bisexual, all of which adds to the dismay of Wisconsin Detective Olaf Skandik.

Olaf is ex-military and still closeted now that he’s part of the police department. He’s frustrated, hemmed in by the walls he’s erected, and when he meets Paul, he wonders if this may be the time and opportunity for change. Looking into his brother’s missing fiancé, Paul also starts looking into Olaf, and business soon mixes with pleasure, a bit of romance that may strengthen his case for them to make a future together.

Length: Novel (242p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 19, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-077-7) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-076-0)

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Whiskey and Wry by Rhys Ford

Damien wakes in Montana and flees to San Francisco in search of Miki, getting help from Sionn and avoiding the shooter out to kill him. Whiskey and Wry by Rhys Ford, available form Dreamspinner Press.

Sinners Series: Book Two; Sequel to Sinner’s Gin

He was dead. And it was murder most foul. If erasing a man’s existence could even be called murder.

When Damien Mitchell wakes, he finds himself without a life or a name. The Montana asylum’s doctors tell him he’s delusional and his memories are all lies: he’s really Stephen Thompson, and he’d gone over the edge, obsessing about a rock star who died in a fiery crash. His chance to escape back to his own life comes when his prison burns, but a gunman is waiting for him, determined that neither Stephen Thompson nor Damien Mitchell will escape.

With the assassin on his tail, Damien flees to the City by the Bay, but keeping a low profile is the only way he’ll survive as he searches San Francisco for his best friend, Miki St. John. Falling back on what kept him fed before he made it big, Damien sings for his supper outside Finnegan’s, an Irish pub on the pier, and he soon falls in with the owner, Sionn Murphy. Damien doesn’t need a complication like Sionn, and to make matters worse, the gunman—who doesn’t mind going through Sionn or anyone else if that’s what it takes to kill Damien—shows up to finish what he started.

Length: Novel (254p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: August 19, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-079-1) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-078-4)

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Submerging Inferno by Brandon Witt

While helping Brett uncover the truth of his ancestry, Finn learns neither his magical life nor falling in love is simple or risk-free. Submerging Inferno by Brandon Witt, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Men of Myth Story

A Bittersweet Dreams title:

Brett Wright and Finn de Morisco come from vastly different worlds. Disowned by his family for being gay, Brett builds both a life on his own terms and walls around his heart. But nothing can prepare him for the evil that stalks him in the night or from discovering the dark secrets of his heritage.

The youngest of a doting family, Finn lives a sheltered life that allows him to trust easily and makes him quick to jump to the rescue. While using his knowledge of the supernatural world to help Brett uncover the truth of his ancestry, Finn learns neither his magical life nor falling in love is as simple and risk-free as he believed.

New knowledge comes with a price—one that may prove too high for them to pay.

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 (344p.) | Genre: Bittersweet Dreams, High Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Angels and Demons | Release Date: August 19, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-699-6) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-698-9)

New Releases: August 16, 2013

August 16, 2013

The Cost of Loving by Wade Kelly

Matt’s family and his new lover, Darian, must deal with the ramifications of Matt coming out, risking the wrath of his pastor and church. The Cost of Loving by Wade Kelly, available from Dreamspinner Press

Unconditional Love: Book Two; Sequel to When Love Is Not Enough

Matt Dixon, a young firefighter, is the golden child of his family, and he never dreamed that coming out would challenge more than the way his church sees him.

For years, Matt has led a double life hoping to avoid ridicule. When a self-righteous pastor’s statements provoke him to defend his recently deceased best friend’s honor and subsequently out himself, he suffers the brutal aftermath of his revelation. Everyone in his life, including his family and his new lover, Darian, must deal with the ramifications as Matt struggles to come to terms with guilt, shame, and his very belief in God.

Darian Weston lost his fiancé when Jamie took his life, and his feelings for Matt added guilt to his burden of grief. Confused and lonely, Darian clings to Matt despite his inner strife. But small-town realities keep intruding, and if Matt and Darian hope to make a life together, they must first take a stand for what they believe in, even if they fear the cost.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 16, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-964-5) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-963-8)

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Jasper’s Mountain by John Inman

Timmy needs Jasper’s help—and wants his respect—so he hides his dishonest habits, but Timmy’s past puts Jasper at risk. Jasper’s Mountain by John Inman, available from Dreamspinner Press.

When small-time thief Timmy Harwell recklessly “borrows” a Cadillac for a joyride, he doesn’t expect to find a cool $100,000 in the trunk. His elation turns to terror when he realizes the SUV and the dough belong to Miguel Garcia, aka El Poco, a Tijuana drug dealer with a nasty reputation. Timmy sees only one way out: leave the stolen car behind and run as fast as he can.

His getaway is cut short when a storm strands him outside Jasper Stone’s secluded mountain cabin. Jasper finds Timmy in his shed, unconscious and burning up with fever, and takes care of the younger man, nursing him back to health. The two begin to grow close, but Jasper, a writer who seeks only solitude, is everything Timmy isn’t. Straightforward, honest, and kind.

Timmy needs Jasper’s help—and wants his respect—so he hides his dishonest habits. But when El Poco comes after him, Timmy realizes he’s not the only one at risk. His actions have also put Jasper in harm’s way. Honesty now could mean Timmy loses the man he’s come to love, but not being honest could mean far worse.

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 16, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-073-9) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-072-2)

New releases: August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013

Appearances Matter by Jeff Erno

It’s up to Todd to decide whether Galen is the gay boy of his dreams or just another dumb jock. Appearances Matter by Jeff Erno, available from Dreamspinner Press.

2nd Edition

Dumb Jock: Book Three

At age sixteen, Todd Hoffman is a social outcast. He lives with his mother in a rundown mobile home and doesn’t wear the nice clothes or drive fancy cars like the other students. He has one outlet: he secretly writes fan fiction about a boy falling in love with another boy he’s crushing on, and posts it online.

When Galen Caulfield, Todd’s real life object of affection, notices him and asks him out, Todd feels like he’s living his fantasy. Soon enough he realizes that fantasy and reality are two very different propositions.

Galen is the high school soccer team captain, clearly out of Todd’s league. On top of that, he’s popular, good-looking, and confident, so everyone thinks he’s straight. Now it’s up to Todd to decide whether Galen is the boy of his dreams or just another dumb jock.

1st Edition published by Amazon Digital Services, Aug 24, 2012.

Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age| Release Date: August 12, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-624-8) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-623-1)

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Stealing the Wind by Shira Anthony

Taren dives overboard and is saved by a pirate captain—his people are Ea, shape-shifting merfolk… and Taren is one of them too. Stealing the Wind by Shira Anthony, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Mermen of Ea: Book One

Taren Laxley has never known anything but life as a slave. When a lusty pirate kidnaps him and holds him prisoner on his ship, Taren embraces the chance to realize his dream of a seagoing life. Not only does the pirate captain offer him freedom in exchange for three years of labor and sexual servitude, but the pleasures Taren finds when he joins the captain and first mate in bed far surpass his greatest fantasies.

Then, during a storm, Taren dives overboard to save another sailor and is lost at sea. He’s rescued by Ian Dunaidh, the enigmatic and seemingly ageless captain of a rival ship, the Phantom, and Taren feels an overwhelming attraction to Ian that Ian appears to share. Soon Taren learns a secret that will change his life forever: Ian and his people are Ea, shape-shifting merfolk… and Taren is one of them too. Bound to each other by a fierce passion neither can explain or deny, Taren and Ian are soon embroiled in a war and forced to fight for a future—not only for themselves but for all their kind.

Length: Novel (214p.) | Genre: High Fantasy, Paranormal, Shapeshifter, M/M/M or More | Release Date: August 12, 2013

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-054-8) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-053-1)

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Anthology: Cuddling Edited by Anne Regan

These men face the challenges of keeping the spark alive with humor, creativity, and romance. Anthology: Cuddling Edited by Anne Regan, available from Dreamspinner Press.

What happens after “happily ever after”? No matter how long they’ve been together, the couples in this anthology find that keeping a relationship alive takes work. Whether it’s job conflicts or family issues, the seven-year-itch or just plain stuck-in-a-rut routine, these men face the challenges of keeping the spark alive with humor, creativity, and romance.

At First Sound by G.S. Wiley

Change of Heart by Rhidian Brenig Jones

Cupcakes for Two by K. Lynn

Dream Lover by Nico Jaye

Happy Holidays by Anna Butler

Home on the Range by Anna Martin

How to Date Your Husband by AC Valentine

Like an Old Sweater by Elizabella Gold

Looking Back by Rob Rosen

Quarter Moon Over a Ten Cent Town by Stephen Osborne

Reboot by S. H. Allan

Remember When by River Clair

The Cat’s Out of the Bag by Rowan McAllister

The Making of a Family by Caitlin Ricci

The Responsible One by Eva Clancy

The Thing I Love Best About Mitch by Dawn Douglas

Length: Novel (316p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 12, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-652-1) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-651-4)

New releases: August 7, 2013

August 7, 2013

Syrah by Nessa L. Warin

Can Royce and Shawn be happy with a secret relationship or is Shawn going to have to choose between his dream job and his dream guy? Syrah by Nessa L. Warin, available from Dreamspinner Press.

All Corked Up: Book One

All Shawn Neale is looking for when he stumbles into All Corked Up on Christmas Eve is some wine recommendations. What he finds is an instant attraction to Royce Wilkinson, the shop’s owner. After a few weeks of flirting during shopping and some semi-dates at Royce’s wine tastings, they decide on a real date. It goes well, but life isn’t that simple.

Shawn wants to buy Delicto, the local pub he manages. He’s been planning his life around this for years, but when the owner, who believes being gay is an illness, discovers Shawn went out with Royce, he gives Shawn an ultimatum: stop dating guys or he won’t get to buy Delicto. It’s a heartbreaking quandary: Can Royce and Shawn be happy with a secret relationship until Shawn buys Delicto or is Shawn going to have to choose between his dream job and his dream guy?

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 7, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-031-9) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-030-2)

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Taking Chances by John Goode

Matt and Tyler are both running from the past—and each other—requiring some reverse engineering to actually spur any relationship. Taking Chances by John Goode, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Tales From Foster High Story

Fearing the backlash of living as a gay man in Foster, Texas, Matt Wallace runs away to California, only to find it isn’t the Promised Land he’d hoped for. Christmas sees Matt returning to Foster, where he bumps into his old flame, high school jock Tyler Parker.

Now that they’re older, it doesn’t take Matt too long to figure out that love at first sight is a very real thing. The only problem is neither Matt nor Tyler seems to know what to do after that. They’re both running from the past—and each other—requiring some reverse engineering to actually spur the relationship past the false start.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age, Humor | Release Date: August 7, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-059-3) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-058-6)

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Blessed Curses by Madeleine Ribbon

Vaughn loves solving supposedly irreversible curses like David’s—and then he falls for David, who can’t quite keep his distance. Blessed Curses by Madeleine Ribbon, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Though he’s a sorcerer with a talent for creating blessings, David can do very little with any other magic. He works the night shift for his cousin’s magical supply shop because he’s cursed—his brother did it when they were kids—and now people can’t stand to be near David since he inspires irrational fear. Many experts have tried to remove it, but the curse has proven completely binding. Then David meets Vaughn at his brother’s wedding.

Vaughn works for the magical enforcers, picking apart complex curses and making sure sorcerers stay within the law. He has the ability to dampen magical effects around him and loves solving supposedly irreversible curses like David’s. He quickly develops a more personal interest in David. Despite the distance David attempts to keep between them, he finally realizes when Vaughn is injured on the job that he doesn’t want to stay away anymore. But what about the curse?

Length: Novella (168p.) | Genre: Contemporary Fantasy | Release Date: August 7, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-057-9)

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Cashing The Reality Check by Lex Chase

With questions unanswered and emotions running high, Rook and Hogarth pursue a case right into a dangerous trap. Cashing The Reality Check by Lex Chase, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Checkmate: Book Two; Sequel to Pawn Takes Rook

Even after eleven months of keeping the mean streets of Axis City safe, superduo Checkmate—Hogarth Dawson—and his boyfriend, Memphis Rook, still receive the cold shoulder from the Power Alliance. Undeterred, Hogarth brings his intense focus to bear on Rook, and after Hogarth makes an accidental marriage proposal, it becomes all too clear Rook isn’t quite at the same place. But before life gets awkward, duty calls.

Booted-off female contestants of the romantic reality show Single and Super are being found in comas, and Checkmate needs to get to the bottom of it. As part of Rook’s plan, he cleans up his bad boy image and goes undercover as a bachelor looking for love among twenty-five frenzied women. Against Rook’s wishes, Hogarth sneaks onto the set as a cameraman to investigate the case on his own. With questions unanswered between them, emotions run high, distracting them and feeding a trap of their own making.

Length: Novella (138p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Humor | Release Date: August 7, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-060-9)

New releases: July 29, 2013

July 29, 2013

Designs of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley

Seth is instantly smitten by the artist helping with his newest project, but Jason lives in constant fear that he’s not worthy of anything. Designs of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Artist James Bryant has forearm crutches in every color from rainbow for fun to sleek black for business. He even has a pair with more paint splatters than metal. After his family’s rejection and abuse from a man he thought loved him, James only just gets through the day by painting. He lives in constant fear that he’s not worthy of anything, let alone love.

As CEO of his company, Carrington Enterprises, Seth Burns is a take-charge kind of guy, and he is instantly smitten by the artist helping with his newest project. When he witnesses James suffer a panic attack, a protective instinct he never knew he had kicks in. He truly believes nothing is unobtainable—including James—if he’s willing to put in the time and effort.

James is shy and confused by Seth’s interest in him as a person. With Seth’s support, can he work through his fears to finally find the true love he deserves, or will someone finally land the crushing blow he won’t survive?

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: July 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-005-0) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-004-3)

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It Should Have Been You by Michael Murphy

Patrick has lived a sheltered life and doesn’t have a clue how to survive on his own until he meets Juan, a street-savvy Latino youth. It Should Have Been You by Michael Murphy, available from Dreamspinner Press.

After a hit-and-run driver kills David McCleary, his mother, Frieda McCleary, tells her younger son, Patrick, “It should have been you.” While the McCleary family limps along for a while, it clearly died with David. In an effort to deal with her son’s death, Frieda joins a fundamentalist church while her family watches her become a stranger. When she discovers Patrick is gay, she is convinced he is the reason David was taken from her. Patrick’s father runs interference, but when he leaves town for work, she throws Patrick out onto the streets.

As a blond-haired, blue-eyed sixteen-year-old kid from the suburbs, Patrick has lived a sheltered life and doesn’t have a clue how to survive on his own. He’s struggling until he meets a local priest running a homeless shelter who introduces Patrick to Juan, a street-savvy Latino youth wise beyond his years, and they strike up an instant rapport.

It’s not pretty, but they’re making it together, until one night Juan goes off with a stranger to earn a few bucks… and doesn’t come back. Patrick is determined to find him, regardless the danger and cost.

Length: Novel (240p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: July 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-588-3) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-587-6)

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Heir to the Throne by Maria Albert

Descent of Kings 2: Destinies and lives of men and others become inescapably intertwined in a world falling into war. Heir to the Throne by Maria Albert, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Descent of Kings: Book Two

“It would not be the first time I made such a grave tactical error. I have made many. It is not your responsibility to save this world from the evil that threatens to consume it, Aras. Do not blame yourself for my shortcomings.”

—Prince Talon of the Amontir

When his bonds to his cousins Hunter and Beryl are unexpectedly severed, Talon is devastated, fearing his kinsmen dead. In his darkest hour, Talon succors a young Wood Elf, Aras, unaware of the crucial role his new friend is destined to play.

Prince Jargas thought he would never learn the secret of his grandsire’s line and his lost heritage. He never suspected the answer might lie in a Dwarven dungeon or that it could cost him the life of his beloved twin sister, Jarina.

Young apprentice trader Rion and his guard, Tarrell, thought Athanark would be their new home until they met Talon and Aras.

Friends become enemies and enemies become friends as new alliances are forged, men die, cities burn, and kingdoms fall. Everyone has secrets, and no one is who or what he seems.

Length: Novel (450p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: July 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-562-3) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-561-6)

New releases: July 22, 2013

July 22, 2013

Billy’s Bones by Jamie Fessenden

Tom Langois believes he’ll never see Kevin again—but Kevin turns up three years later, interested in more than friendship. Billy’s Bones by Jamie Fessenden, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Kevin Derocher was thirty-two when he walked into Tom’s office, newly married, a baby on the way, and the collar of his red flannel shirt pulled up to hide the bruises around his throat from when he hanged himself in his garage. After his initial consult, therapist Tom Langois believes he’ll never see Kevin again—but Kevin turns up three years later to make repairs on Tom’s new house.

Kevin and Tom become fast friends, and Tom begins to suspect Kevin may be interested in more than friendship. However, Kevin remains haunted by something from his childhood—something so terrible he blocked it from his mind. These suppressed memories make it impossible for Kevin to get close to anyone without panicking and lashing out, sometimes violently. But as his past begins to surface, it becomes apparent that Kevin may hold the key to a twenty-five-year-old mystery: what happened to Billy?

Length: Novel (254p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: July 22, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-942-3) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-941-6)

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Find a Way by R.G. Green

Derek left Gravlorn in search of answers, and although Kherin is determined to keep what they found together, growing tensions threaten. Find a Way by R.G. Green, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Prince and Trader: Book II

Passion has blossomed from the lifelong friendship between Kherin Rylle, the second prince of Llarien, and Derek Resh, a trader employed by the crown. But left on his own in the border city of Gravlorn, Kherin soon draws the anger of the Defenders and his own brother as charges of cowardice and treason are thrown at his feet. Meanwhile, the increasingly dangerous attacks of the northerners bring more than the threat of war to Llarien’s border. Rumors of an ancient northern magic promise a danger far greater than war, and Kherin can’t say the rumors aren’t true.

Only now he has to learn the truth on his own.

Derek left Gravlorn in search of answers for the unexpected happenings at the border, and although Kherin is determined to keep what they found together, growing tensions, hidden jealousies, and unforeseen revelations about the northern lands threaten to take away everything he has worked to gain. As the border grows more dangerous, Kherin faces the reality that courage and honor may not be enough to end the northern threat, and love may not be enough for Derek and Kherin to find happiness.

Length: Novel (214p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: July 22, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-605-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-604-0)

New releases: July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

Another Dumb Jock by Jeff Erno

Adam’s determined to prove he’s not gay—then his worst nightmare comes true when he finds himself attracted to Trevor. Another Dumb Jock by Jeff Erno, available from Dreamspinner Press.

2nd Edition

Dumb Jock: Book Two; Sequel to Dumb Jock

Jeff Irwin and Brett Wilson raised a fine son, Adam, in their unconventional, judgment-free family. But being the son of two dads has its challenges. Although Adam loves them, he’s determined to prove he’s not gay, like they are. To this end he’s become the star pitcher of his high school baseball team, a true jock.

Then Adam is suspended after he gets into a fight at school, and his dads find out his grades are slipping. Determined to put him back on track, they hire him a tutor: a short, nerdy kid named Trevor. Despite his resistance, soon enough Adam’s worst nightmare comes true when he finds himself attracted to Trevor. This gives him a choice: follow his heart or become just another dumb jock.

1st Edition published by CreateSpace, January 2012.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: July 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-620-0) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-619-4)

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On the Road to a Perfect Match by Elizabella Gold

When Todd’s mother is diagnosed with cancer, he returns to Seattle. Brad is left to fend for himself in Portland struggling with jealousy. On the Road to a Perfect Match by Elizabella Gold, available from Dreamspinner Preee.

Todd and Brad have been friends since they were kids dreaming of making their pro wrestling dreams a reality. After Todd’s college girlfriend ditches him, he convinces Brad to put his education on hold and go to wrestling school in Portland.

With money tight, Todd and Brad end up sharing a pull-out bed in a small apartment. It gets increasingly difficult for them to hide their feelings—or even to determine exactly what it is they do feel for each other.

When Todd’s mother is diagnosed with cancer, he returns to Seattle. Brad is left to fend for himself in Portland and struggles with jealousy and guilt as he wishes for Todd to be with him again. Will their wrestling careers ever take off? And what will happen to Todd and Brad’s relationship, in and out of the ring?

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-781-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-780-1)

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Stranded by Andrew Grey

Who would strand him in the desert? Terrified, Kendall takes comfort remembering happier times with his long-time lover, Johnny. Stranded by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Kendall Monroe is handcuffed to a car in the desert.

Is this life imitating art or art imitating life? The only thing he’s sure of is that the situation he finds himself in is a copy of a scene he filmed earlier, only this time, there is no director yelling “cut” and no crew to rescue him. Terrified for his life, Kendall takes comfort remembering happier times with his long-time lover, Johnny. He hasn’t seen Johnny in weeks since Johnny stayed behind to finish his latest best-selling novel.

As he attempts to survive scorching-hot days and freezing nights, Kendall tries to figure out who did this to him. Could it be Johnny, or the research assistant he suspects Johnny is having an affair with? Both options fill him with bitterness. Or is it a more likely suspect? Kendall has a stalker who sends him flowers and always seems to know where he is. But what does this stranger have to gain by leaving Kendall stranded in the middle of nowhere?

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: July 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-659-0) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-658-3)

New releases: July 3, 2013

July 3, 2013

The Buyout by Bru Baker

Parker and Mason must focus on the buyout, their budding romance on hold, but that doesn’t stop them from flirting and teasing. The Buyout by Bru Baker, available from Dreamspinner Press.

All Parker Anderson has ever wanted is to take over as CEO of Anderson Industries when his father retires. But when his father is ready to leave the company, he doesn’t plan to pass the reins to Parker. Instead, he plans to sell the company, jeopardizing not only Parker’s job but hundreds of others.

Parker finds an unlikely ally in Mason Pike, the company’s resident IT guru. What starts as a flirtation takes them from coworkers to coconspirators in a plan to forcibly buy Anderson Industries out from under Parker’s father. While they focus on the buyout, their budding romance has to be put on hold, but that doesn’t stop them from flirting and teasing each other to distraction—and once their master plan comes to fruition, nothing and no one can keep them apart.

Length: Novella (125p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 3, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-775-7)

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The Flame by Skylar Jaye

Sparks flying off Marcus threaten to raze Jeremy’s plans for his future to the ground. The Flame by Skylar Jaye, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Despite the stigma against magiks other than the four elemental types, Jeremy Ashe works hard toward a degree in runic studies, navigating his way through family disproval and school clique politics while trying to figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life. What he never figured on is The Flame, Samuin College’s fire mage prodigy, Marcus Smith. Sparks strike and threaten to raze Jeremy’s plans to the ground. When strange fires begin to burn all over campus, clues point to Marcus. Suddenly life isn’t just complicated, it’s dangerous.

Length: Novella (163p.) | Genre: Fantasy – Contemporary, Coming of Age |Release Date: July 3, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-776-4)

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Healing Minds by M.D. Grimm

Josh’s one-sided conversations with wolf-shifter Xavier turn into a bargain that may save or doom them both when they’re attacked. Healing Minds by M.D. Grimm, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The Shifters: Book Five

Josh McPhee always wanted to be an agent. To keep from going crazy at the Agency’s New Mexico substation, he talks to the imprisoned wolf shifter—or tries to. Their one-sided conversations only prove the shifter is not getting the help he needs. After all, he is a victim too.

Wolf shifter Xavier doesn’t remember much before his time with the Knights or the time under their control, where he was brainwashed and used to kill innocent shifters. He wants to recover his memories, and yet he fears what he might find. He would escape were it not for the aide whose voice quiets Xavier’s implanted urges.

Late one night the Knights attack the station to retrieve what’s theirs. Overpowered, Josh cannot stop them before they unlock Xavier’s cage. But Xavier rushes to Josh’s rescue and, sensing his opportunity, escapes, taking Josh with him. When Josh wakes up on the road, they strike a bargain: Josh offers Xavier one month of freedom before he calls in the Agency. Both doubt he can be cured, but something about Josh makes Xavier better. They just have to figure out what before the past catches up to them.

Length: Novella (186p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters |Release Date: July 3, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-777-1)

New releases: June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013

Forever Promised by Amy Lane

Benny is ready to start her own future. And so she offers Deacon and Crick an amazing gift… and a terrifying decision.  Forever Promised by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Keeping Promise Rock: Book Four

Crick has been home from Iraq for five years, Jeff and Collin are finally married, and Shane and Mikhail are quietly making lives better for the dispossessed teenagers who come their way. Everything is right in Deacon’s world, but nothing ever stays the same.

When Deacon’s best friends, Jon and Amy, answer the call of an opportunity in Washington, DC, Deacon figures that’s life. You love people, and they leave you, and you survive. Even Benny, Crick’s little sister, is close to grown and ready to start her own future. But Benny loves Deacon, and she owes him—she may move beyond The Pulpit and Levee Oaks one day, but not without leaving something of herself behind. And so she offers Deacon and Crick an amazing gift… and a terrifying decision.

Benny’s offer forces Deacon and Crick to dredge up every past mistake and offer of redemption. And not just the two of them—everybody is forced to examine the chances they’ve been given and the promises they’ve made. In a real family, a child is a promise, and to the men and women of Promise Rock, keeping that promise will change their lives forever.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 28, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-859-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-858-7)

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A Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell

Aric learns he is not the only one keeping secrets. Denys has a few of his own that could change both of their lives forever. A Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell, available from Dreamspinner Press.

“The last of your line will be in the embrace of a dragon.”

Aric, Crown Prince of Astria, has been brought up to believe that all dragons are evil. But when he speaks with one, he finds himself questioning those beliefs. The dragon tells him to find a sword in Sherwin Forest to save not only his kingdom but also his sister, Georgia, who must otherwise wed the prince of a neighboring kingdom.

At the start of his quest, Aric dons a disguise and meets Denys, an archer and herbalist who lives alone at the edge of the forest. Denys agrees to guide Aric into the forest, but then Georgia appears, revealing Aric’s true identity.

However, Aric learns he is not the only one keeping secrets. Denys has a few of his own that could change both of their lives forever.

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: June 28, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-861-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-860-0)

New releases: June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013

And So It Begins by R.G. Green

Unexpected intimacy with Derek makes Kherin realize that his feelings go deeper than the friendship they have shared. And So It Begins by R.G. Green, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Prince and Trader: Book I

For hundreds of years, the kingdom of Llarien has maintained a defense against the barbarians. Now, activity at the border draws attention from Kherin Rhylle, the less-favored younger son of the king. Kherin suspects a deeper purpose behind the attacks, but his father refuses to grant permission to travel to the border, despite Kherin’s obligated tenure as a Defender. Not even unprecedented deaths or the serious injury of Kherin’s brother, the crown prince, can change the king’s mind.

Then Derek Resh, kingdom trader and Kherin’s closest friend, convinces the king to allow Kherin to travel with him, and an unexpected journey to the border proves the threat real—while an unexpected intimacy with Derek makes Kherin realize that his feelings go deeper than the friendship they have shared for most of his life. But even that turns devastating, as Derek won’t pursue anything more intimate when the king’s disapproval is certain.

Grasping at straws, Kherin is caught between a danger he doesn’t understand and the desire for a deeper relationship he can’t have. And then there’s the magic that threatens to return after being banished hundreds of years ago….

Length: Novel (240p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: June 24, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-603-3) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-602-6)

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Little Boy Lost Series by J.P. Barnaby: Second Edition

New covers but the same amazing content. Grab all the books from J.P. Barnaby’s Little Boy Lost Series at 40% off all through June.

All the books in the series: Little Boy Lost Series