Friendships in Posy Robert’s Flare

January 13, 2014

Hands Only PDAFriendship is at the heart of the North Star Trilogy and especially Flare. Hugo and Kevin have been friends—great friends—since they were in high school, even if there were years where they didn’t interact. When they meet again as adults in the book Spark, that friendship blossoms as if they were never apart. So does their love affair. But Hugo and Kevin both have very different experiences when it comes to friendships with other people.

Hugo

Hugo Thorson

Hugo makes friends very easily. He’s quite social, even if he does appreciate his alone time as well. He’s lived in his community of Uptown, Minneapolis socializing with many of the same people for years and his best friend is Summer, who is very outgoing. He also knows people around town by name and asks pertinent questions when he sees them. This makes him feel like he’s part of his community, which is important to him.

Kevin

Kevin Magnus

Kevin has a very different experience, in part because of how his father would pick and choose his friends when he was a kid. Kevin wasn’t ever given opportunities to make friends on his own because his dad always stuck his nose in Kevin’s business and dictated who was the most beneficial friend. In college and later in life, Kevin found it was easier to make friends though other people, like his wife, Erin or through the country club or even his job. He never truly trusted his own instincts because of the emotionally abusive things his father ended up doing to him, causing Kevin to doubt many decisions.

Yet, in Flare, Hugo and Kevin need to put down roots and make a stable home for Kevin’s kids, Brooke and Finn. That means nurturing or making new friendships for both men, but they run into the problems in Flare because of their differences.

It’s always been my suspicion that Kevin could more easily be friends with Hugo because he was his lover too. Somehow his dad’s “programming” didn’t get to those parts of his thinking, and he’s more able to let go and open up with Hugo than anyone else. He’s also more able to trust his own instincts with the more intense relationship of a boyfriend or girlfriend.

Friendships are amazing, but of course, we can’t have rich friendships with everyone. What does it take for you to go deeper with a friend? Do you find it scary when you go deeper? I sure do. I emailed a friend a very long note the other day, and five minutes after I hit Send, I wanted the email back. But I’m very glad my friend read it in the end. It made us just a little bit closer, but it was a risk.

I’ve also lost friends I’ve been very close to, and that’s never fun, even if I’m glad I had those people in my life for the short time they were there. I grew from knowing them or from what we endured together. What makes it worth loving and losing for you?

I’m also an ambivert like Hugo, which mostly manifests itself in me being terrified to meet people and leery to share the “real me” with them. What’s the hardest part about meeting new people for you?

Release Party – Spark by Posy Roberts

September 2, 2013

In their small-town high school, Hugo and Kevin became closeted lovers who kept their secret even from parents. Hugo didn’t want to disappoint his terminally ill father, and Kevin’s controlling father would never tolerate a bisexual son. When college took them in different directions, they promised to reunite, but that didn’t happen for seventeen years.

By the time they meet again, Hugo has become an out-and-proud actor and director who occasionally performs in drag—a secret that has cost him in past relationships. Kevin, still closeted, has followed his father’s path and now, in the shadow of divorce, is striving to be a better father to his own children.

When Hugo and Kevin meet by chance at a party, the spark of attraction reignites, as does their genuine friendship. Rekindling a romance may mean Hugo must compromise the openness he values, but Kevin will need a patient partner as he adapts to living outside the closet. With such different lifestyles, the odds seem stacked against them, and Hugo fears that if his secret comes to light, it may drive Kevin away completely.

Hello readers. I’m Posy Roberts, and I’m here to celebrate the release of my book Spark, which is released today, September 2nd. It’s the first book in my North Star trilogy. Here’s the blurb to give you a taste of what the story is about.

I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d write a trilogy. They seemed too big and too involved. With the amount of notes I have scattered around my writing studio, stuck to my computer monitor, and tucked away in journals, I was right about them being very involved. When I first started talking about this story with my friend who actually inspired it, I quickly realized there was no way I could tell it in just one book unless I wanted it to be mammoth. The entire trilogy covers two time periods in Hugo Thorson and Kevin Magnus’s lives and several years. Spark deals with both time periods—high school and adulthood—and covers about two months of modern day. The rest of the trilogy is modern day.

I’m so excited I’m finally able to share this story. I wrote it in the summer of 2012, so it seems like I’ve known Hugo and Kevin for ages. Of course, they’re very new to you.

I quickly found out that writing over three books allowed me to leave unfinished threads drifting in the breeze that I could easily pick up again and start weaving into the next book. That was fun. There are issues I introduce in Spark that aren’t even discussed again, let alone resolved, until book three. In many ways, that was like a treasure hunt for me as I wrote. That’s also why there were (still are, actually) so many notes all over my house. But it was fun, and I’m glad I took up the challenge.

Today I’ll be celebrating the release of Spark here on the Dreamspinner Press blog. I’m going to writing about what inspired the cover art, what it was like to essentially write two love stories in one book, discuss some of the images that inspired me along the way, and also what it was like to write about some sensitive topics. There will be several excerpts from the book, and if technology is on my side, I will share some clips of a few readings from Spark as well. I’d love it if you could stick around and help me celebrate.

But first, since this is a story about having a second chance at love, I’d love to hear from you. Have you had or wish you’d had another chance with someone you once loved? I’d love to hear about it. As a bonus for sharing, I’ll enter you in a drawing for one of three free eBook copies of Spark.

Thanks so much.

~Posy Roberts

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 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: July 1st, 2013

July 1, 2013

Cricket by Anna Martin

Cricket bridges the gap between England and New York for Henry—but Ryan must resolve his sexuality and his fear for them to be together. Cricket by Anna Martin, available from Dreamspinner Press.

New York native Henry Richardson needs a change. His boyfriend just dumped him, and his business has fallen victim to the economy. But is jumping on a plane after a surprise phone call taking things too far?

The promise of a new opportunity drags Henry away from the city to a tiny village in the English countryside and an enormous manor house his great-grandmother wants to bequeath him. As an experienced wedding planner, he sees the potential in renovating the dilapidated building and using it for events. All he needs is to find some local businesses to provide the essentials.

That’s how Henry meets Ryan Burgess, the shy but hardworking owner of an organic farm. The spark between them sizzles slowly while work on the house continues, but Ryan is deeply in the closet and unwilling to take the last step. They finally find something that clicks in cricket, something that Henry, a former amateur baseball player, is surprisingly good at. For him, cricket helps bridge the gap between England and New York—but unless Ryan can find something to span the divide between his sexuality and his fear, their relationship doesn’t stand a chance.

Length: Novel (280p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 1, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-877-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-876-1)

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Wild Horses by Kate Pavelle

Reclusive horse trainer Attila finds Kai’s presence tolerable as Kai tries to separate his new existence from his promiscuous past. Wild Horses by Kate Pavelle, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Steel City Story

Homeless pickpocket Kai Alwright steals a cell phone and some cash one day only to find the owner texting him, appealing to his better qualities. The request to return the phone stings Kai’s pride; he rides his rusty bicycle all the way to the stables north of the city, where Attila Keleman, the phone’s owner, offers him a new start in the form of a job and a roof over his head. Soon Kai discovers a natural talent for work with horses, and he makes every effort to separate his new existence from his promiscuous past on the streets.

Attila is a reclusive horse trainer whose dressage trophies gather dust, and whose broken heart has been walled off. His undiagnosed Asperger’s makes life around people a challenge, but though he prefers the company of horses, Attila finds Kai’s presence tolerable—even refreshing.

When a client who rides at the stable with her daughter finds out Attila is “still gay,” she tries to run Kai off—and she doesn’t stop there. Mortified, her adult daughter runs away and falls victim to a dark figure from Kai’s past. Kai joins Attila in a rescue mission that tears the civilized masks off their hidden pasts.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: July 1, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-601-9) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-600-2)

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

New releases: April 29, 2013

April 29, 2013

Finding Shelter by M.J. O’Shea

Justin just escaped nineteen years of trouble. Logan is nursing a broken heart. With a little luck, maybe they can heal each other. Finding Shelter by M.J. O’Shea, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Rock Bay: Book Three

Justin Foster has nineteen years of nothing but trouble behind him. After escaping his abusive father, he finds himself in Rock Bay, Washington, with his cousin Travis. Justin is bruised and has a hard time trusting, but with the help of his family and the small town, he might be able to heal.

Logan O’Brien is also new in town, hoping he can finally get away from his past and the memories of the girlfriend who shattered his heart. It doesn’t take him long to realize Rock Bay can be more than safe harbor: it can also be home. And for the first time in his life, he finds himself captivated by a man—by Justin.

Justin is attracted to Logan too, but he’s also wary. Physically, Logan reminds him a bit too much of the closeted jerks who used to beat him up after school. But after one awkwardly amazing kiss, he’s smitten, despite how his past and insecurities continue to haunt him. Logan’s love, faith, and stubbornness are just what Justin needs to believe their love is worth fighting for.

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 29, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-595-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-594-4)

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Sins of Another by Jessica Skye Davies

After finding Nick cheating, Padrig is abducted and forced into prostitution. Finally he escapes—with HIV. Can he and Nick heal? Sins of Another by Jessica Skye Davies, available from Dreamspinner Press.

One morning Padrig Kennedy comes home to find his partner, Nick Glenfielding, in bed with another man. Shocked, hurt, and vulnerable, Padrig flees and meets a stranger who seems to offer comfort—but he force-feeds Padrig a steady diet of drugs and prostitution instead. When he finally surfaces from his hell, it’s to another system shock: he’s now HIV positive.

Nick descends into darkness as well. Devastated by losing Padrig, he finds no consolation in the legal career he doesn’t love and tries to find solace in alcohol, spending his days in an ever-deepening haze.

Padrig and Nick find each other again, but their relationship can never be the same. If they’re to stand any chance of a future together, they must do the improbable: make sense of the past and learn to cope with new burdens they’ll bear for life.

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 (216p.) | Genre: Bittersweet Dream, Contemporary | Release Date: April 29, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-471-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-470-1)

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Stubborn Heart by Ken Murphy

Mark has sworn off dating, but Trevor wants a relationship. Mark must choose to guard his heart or give it completely. Stubborn Heart by Ken Murphy, available from Dreamspinner Press.

After breaking up with his cheating boyfriend, Mark Smith keeps life simple: his nursing career and a place of his own, but no dating. He’s steering clear of romance and the heartbreak that goes with it. After losing both parents and having all his relationships fail, he figures happily ever after is a myth.

When Dr. Trevor Hayes crosses Mark’s path at the hospital, he falls hard for Mark. The attraction is clearly mutual, and Trevor is determined to parlay that attraction into a relationship. Mark is just as determined to avoid exactly that.

But Trevor chips away at Mark’s resistance, and facing hardship and sorrow together brings them closer. Still, Mark can’t shake his belief that their romance is temporary—until he’s unexpectedly faced with the danger that he might lose Trevor for good. Mark must choose between guarding his heart and giving it completely, the risk he swore never to take again.

Length: Novel (224p.) | Genre: Contemporary |Release Date: April 29, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-475-6) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-474-9)

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

Keeper’s Pledge by JL Merrow

January 30, 2013

Philip and Danny have been enjoying a passionate relationship until now, but visitors to the manor threaten their happiness. Keeper’s Pledge by JL Merrow, available from Dreamspinner Press.


Midwinter Manor: Book Two; Sequel to Poacher’s Fall

Landowner Philip Luccombe has been enjoying a passionate relationship with young poacher turned gamekeeper Danny Costessey for four years now. Danny’s love has brought him out of the shell he retreated into when his first lover died after the Great War. But this Christmas, visitors to the manor threaten their happiness. Philip’s young cousin Matthew is artistic, vivacious, and flirtatious: just the sort to remind him of his long-dead first love—and to emphasise the social gulf between Philip and Danny.

But the worst danger comes from much nearer home. An old flame of Danny’s is discovered in incriminating circumstances, forcing the lovers to keep their distance for fear of being tarred with the same brush. Meanwhile, Danny’s younger brother, Toby, has grown to resent the connection between his brother and the lord of the manor. Danny wants to do the right thing—but that could divide the lovers forever.

Length: Novella | Genre: Historical – Europe| Buy as eBook