Hello and welcome!

September 5, 2013

Hello everyone! M.D. Grimm here and ready to celebrate the release of my newest novella, “Master’s Blood” with you lovely people. This is Book 6 of my Shifters series, and I am over the moon with how loved it already is.

You can find the book here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4155

Also – here is an awesome coupon code for all you lovelies who join me today: Grimm0905 – It is good for 25% off my shifter stories, as well as other shifter stories. You can find all those steamy titles here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php?cPath=56_61_588.

There you go! Already a gift for joining me :D But the coupon code is only good for 48 hours, so hurry and use it before it’s gone!

Now, all that lovely info has been given, let’s dive right in, shall we?

So – “Master’s Blood”… this is Agent Poe’s story. For those following my series, you know how great this guy is. And I honestly couldn’t have predicted the fanbase Poe would receive, even from his first appearance in “Psychic Moon”. Not that I don’t understand the love he’s gotten. While I’ve loved each and every character in this series, Poe is truly one of my favorites. Maybe that comes off in my writing? Hmmmm. The thing with Poe is, he’s been with me for years. The character himself, even before he had a name, has been hopping from one project to another, trying to find a place to call home. I knew his personality, his looks, everything about him except a name and a place to put him. I am so thrilled where he ended up. And who he ended up with. *grins*

To tell you all a secret, “Master’s Blood” is actually the second story I wrote in this series. That’s right… I wrote Poe’s story right after the publishing of “Psychic Moon”. But there were far too many revelations and changes that took place in this story for it to be released yet. So I pushed him off. And pushed him off. Again. And then again. Trust me, it hurt me more than you. :) I was playing around with the idea to release “Master’s Blood” before “Healing Minds”, but again, that just didn’t work. I had to put Poe on the back burner, but I knew he would have his day in the sunlight. And now he has! He has been set free to have his hot, steamy romance with an equally interesting and thrilling character, the Master Shifter Nordik.

For those following my series, you know I love to use all different sorts of shifters, not just wolves. Though, wolf shifters are undeniably sexy… but I wanted to shake it up a bit. I’ve had wolves, of course, but also a bull, a cougar, deer, and now a bear. But I plan to have many other, more exotic shifters in the future.

So, my question to y’all is: What is your favorite shifter? Whether you’ve read about the shifter in a story or not, I want to know what animal you think would make a great shifter? The skies the limit! Let me know and I will reveal my favorite shifter in the next post.

MD

New releases: July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

Shadows in the Night by M.A. Church

Granny never mentioned to Chip that her legacy comes with a Native American shifter who intends to claim Chip as his mate. Shadows in the Night by M.A. Church, available from Dreamspinner Press.

When Chip Riley’s beloved granny passes away, she leaves him all her money, her land, and a house that needs some tender love and care. She never mentioned the legacy comes with a Native American shifter who intends to claim Chip as his mate.

Jason Sky has lived since buffalo roamed the land. When his totem spirit, a black cougar, saves a little girl, he doesn’t realize that generations later, her grandson will become his mate, leaving him to take on a modern man with modern ideas. But that’s the least of his problems.

Garon, another shifter with a long-held hatred for Jason, plots to kidnap Chip and lure Jason to his death. Soon Chip finds himself in an untenable position between a rock and a hard place. A leap of faith may be the only way to save himself and the man he’s learned to love.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters | Release Date: July 12, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-642-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-641-5)

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An Unlocked Heart by K.C. Wells

Alex seems determined to avoid Leo’s gaze, but that’s like a red rag to a bull. Leo loves a challenge. An Unlocked Heart by K.C. Wells, available from, Dreamspinner Press.

A Collars & Cuffs Story

Since the death of his submissive lover two years ago, Leo hasn’t been living—merely existing. He focuses on making Collars & Cuffs, a BDSM club in Manchester’s gay village, successful. That changes the night he and his business partner have their weekly meeting at Severinos. Leo can’t keep his eyes off the new server. The shy man seems determined to avoid Leo’s gaze, but that’s like a red rag to a bull. Leo loves a challenge.

Alex Daniels works at Severinos to scrape together the money to move out on his own. He struggles with coming out, but he’s drawn to Leo, the gorgeous guy with the icy-blue eyes who’s been eating in his area nearly every night.

Leo won’t let Alex’s hesitance get in the way. He even keeps him away from the club so as not to scare him. And as for telling Alex that Leo is a Dom? Not a good idea. One date becomes two, but date two leads to Leo’s bedroom… and Alex discovers things about himself he  never realized—and never wanted anyone to see.

Length: Novel (314p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: July 12, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-851-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-850-1)

New releases: July 5, 2013

July 5, 2013

On Tinsel Wings by Augusta Li

Patrick finds solace at a Renaissance faire, where he discovers a love of performing and costumes—along with a glimpse of fairy-tale love. On Tinsel Wings by Augusta Li, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Patrick Harford sees hope as magical and beautiful, too delicate to hold—and everything in his life has proved him right. An unhealthy home leaves him hiding in the shadows as he tries to come to terms with his sexuality.

Patrick finds solace among the performers at the Allegaheny Mountains Renaissance Faire, where he discovers a love of performing and costumes. As he starts to come out of his shell, he meets Yu Elion, an apprentice blacksmith. Yu gives Patrick a glimpse of fairy-tale love.

But just when hope starts to blossom, it withers. Cynical after a past filled with failed relationships, Yu keeps Patrick at a distance. Working two jobs has disastrous consequences. And an obsessed fan takes things a step too far. After seeing all he’s built start to crumble, Patrick doesn’t know if he has what it takes to try again on his own, and Yu might not have the strength to be the one Patrick needs.

Length: Novel (264p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: July 5, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-783-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-782-5)

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The Pauper Prince by Sui Lynn

If Andrew and Lance band together, they have a chance to win their freedom—and a brighter future for shifters, vampires, and humans alike. The Pauper Prince by Sui Lynn, available from Dreamspinner Press.

2nd Edition

Andrew Reed is smart and educated, but as long as his people are enslaved to the vampires, his options are limited. When he discovers a strange young man in his family’s barn, he shifts forms and trails the thief, trying to decipher why he smells familiar with a hint of something more. Excited by what he discovers, he reveals himself to Lance, and they return to Lance’s camp in the forest.

When Andrew’s family takes it on themselves to “help” by investigating Lance’s past, Andrew finds something neither of them could have imagined. If they band together, they have a chance to win their freedom—and a brighter future for all the races.

1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2012.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Vampires, Werewolves/Shapeshifters | Release Date: July 5, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-867-9) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-866-2)

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The Return by Brad Boney

Topher Manning rarely thinks about anything but music until New York critic Stanton Porter drops into his life. The Return by Brad Boney, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Music. Topher Manning rarely thinks about anything else, but his day job as a mechanic doesn’t exactly mesh with his rock star ambitions. Unless he can find a way to unlock all the songs in his head, his band will soon be on the fast track to obscurity.

Then the South by Southwest music festival and a broken-down car drop New York critic Stanton Porter into his life. Stanton offers Topher a ticket to the Bruce Springsteen concert, where a hesitant kiss and phantom vibrations from Topher’s cell phone kick off a love story that promises to transcend ordinary possibility.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 5, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-499-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-498-5)

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 26, 2013

June 26, 2013

Marriage – A Home Series Celebration by Cardeno C.

Join the characters from the Home series in celebrating marriage equality. Marriage – A Home Series Celebration by Cardeno C, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Join the characters from the Home series in celebrating marriage equality. Each chapter in this minianthology updates readers on the lives of a couple and shares their reaction to the United States Supreme Court decision regarding DOMA.

Length: Novella (81p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 26, 2013 | Free eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-753-5)

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Directing Traffic by Charley Descoteaux

Sexy middle-school teacher Ty Bigelow causes Neil to reevaluate his routine and consider reopening his heart. Directing Traffic by Charley Descoteaux, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Neil Sedwick expects to spend his vacation in a sleepy tourist trap mourning his late partner’s death. Instead, he puts his recently acquired CPR certificate to use and saves an elderly resident’s life. But it’s the survivor’s nephew, sexy middle-school teacher Ty Bigelow, who causes Neil to reevaluate his routine and consider reopening his heart.

Though the electricity between them is undeniable, Ty is struggling with his own feelings of inadequacy, and Neil is moored to the past. Even the healing peace of an old man’s garden and the ever-changing waters of the Oregon coast may not be enough to prepare Neil to overcome a crisis of the heart.

Length: Novella (65p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 26, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-757-3)

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Down Under by Tam Ames

Aiden discovers Matthew’s impossible secret: he’s a were-kanga. And soon friends with benefits turns into something more. Down Under by Tam Ames, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The year 2089 finds Australia split between east and west, with a wall to ensure the east stays safe. College student Aiden Taylor is traveling from Perth to Sydney to see Men at Work, who have been revived after cryogenic freezing. Regrettably, only days into his trip, his moped is stolen—and then he meets a naked man from the east. The man turns out to be Matthew King, who offers Aiden a ride—no strings attached—all the way to Sydney.

When another attack occurs the following night, Aiden discovers Matthew’s impossible secret: he’s a were-kanga. At least that gives them something to talk about when they experience delays at the wall. One thing leads to another, and soon friends with benefits turns into something more. But when the summer is over, Aiden must return to school in Perth. How can he leave Matthew behind?

Length: Novella (128p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters | Release Date: June 26, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-756-6)

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Whipped Cream by Andrew Grey

The camera loves Tristan. The photographer may too. Whipped Cream by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Former model Brent Phillips now works the other side of the camera. He makes his money on senior portraits but wants to create an art exhibition. His only problems are lack of a central image and a three-week deadline.

Enter Brent’s friends, who resolve to discover the perfect model for his project. They find him in Tristan Greer, a college student who left home after coming out and is trying to make ends meet.

Though initially reluctant, Tristan agrees to work with Brent to capture the image Brent wants—a gay version of Herb Alpert’s Whipped Cream album photo. It turns out the camera loves Tristan, and the photographer may as well.

Length: Novella (100p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 26, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-657-6)

New releases: June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013

Mountain Prey by Lyn Gala

Stunt doesn’t have a problem in his home in the Appalachian Mountains. Then one day he runs into Alex Soto, a man out for revenge.  Mountain Prey by Lyn Gala, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Stewart Folger lives in the Appalachian Mountains, where people take care of their family and follow the Bible. He feels that Appalachian pull in his blood, but that hasn’t tamed his wild side. A youth full of pranks left him with the nickname Stunt and a preference for danger in and out of bed. Other than a few contrary moonshiners who hate him for philosophical reasons since he’s a forestry technician and federal employee, he doesn’t have a problem in the world. Then one day he runs into Alex Soto, a man out for revenge.

Just out of prison, Alex knows firsthand that the justice system doesn’t treat poor and rich equally, so he’ll have to go outside the law to avenge his brother’s death. When an innocent man lands in the middle of his plans, he doesn’t know what to do… other than take him hostage. Unfortunately, he never planned on having to deal with Stunt or with the twisted logic that passes for reasonable in Stunt’s mountain home.

Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM | Release Date: June 19, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-584-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-583-8)

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Born This Way by Poppy Dennison

When Dayton shows up unannounced on his doorstep, Hart wants nothing more than to claim him as part of his liger heritage. Born This Way by Poppy Dennison, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Dayton Whitmore injures his arm playing basketball with his lion-shifter friends, and his best friend asks Dayton to check on her estranged brother Hart while he’s in Atlanta visiting a specialist. Though Dayton and Hart were never close, he grudgingly agrees.

Banishment from his pride meant Hart Sherman could never see his family again. His liger heritage—a tiger mother and lion father—was a thorn in his alpha father’s side. He always planned to go back for Dayton, the man he knows is his mate, but he uses his career as an entertainment attorney as an excuse to avoid risking Dayton’s rejection. When Dayton shows up unannounced on his doorstep, Hart wants nothing more than to claim him.

Knowing what it means to be a lion’s mate, Dayton isn’t in any hurry to make a lifetime commitment. To convince Dayton he’s serious, Hart must come to terms with the circumstances of his birth—and find a place in the pride for them both.

Length: Novella (115p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters | Release Date: June 19, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-755-9)

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Shadowcraft by Jean Woolf

In Tessera, the law can be as ruthless as those who break it. Li, hustler by night and drug runner by day, is caught in the crossfire. Shadowcraft by Jean Woolf, available from Dreamspinner Press.

In the city of Tessera in the twenty-third century, the law can be as ruthless as those who break it. Li, hustler by night and drug runner by day, is caught in the crossfire.

His best friend and occasional lover is a prostitute, like himself. His nemesis and occasional savior is a man with a secret identity. But then, everyone’s identity is a secret in Tessera. Everyone is a shadow. If he plans to survive, Li must blend in—he must remain quiet and unseen, passed from hand to carnivorous hand without getting captured by a single one.

But what happens when he is captured? Will the shadow, once trapped, manage to escape? Or will Li fade away into the endless night, a shadow among shadows, one death among many?

Length: Novella (135p.) | Genre: Science Fiction| Release Date: June 19, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-576-0)

New releases: May 23, 2013

May 22, 2013

Adrian’s Librarian by Hollis Shiloh

Rakish Adrian Knowles kisses the wrong man by mistake and meets Oliver… who quickly becomes the only man he wants. Adrian’s Librarian by Hollis Shiloh, available from Dreamspinner Press.

One night at a masquerade party, rakish Adrian Knowles kisses the wrong man by mistake and meets Oliver Windham. Feisty yet wary and broken, Ollie desperately needs a friend. Almost against his will, Adrian finds himself playing the hero… and falling in love.

Adrian hires Ollie to set his library to rights—after having his servants put all the books out of order. He promises himself he’ll treat Ollie only as a friend, but Ollie quickly becomes the only man he wants.

A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.

Length: Novella (103p.) | Genre: Historical -European, Timeless Dream, Regency |Release Date: May 22, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-700-9)

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The Gig by Kim Fielding

An accident left Drew unable to communicate through either speech or writing. Travis is determined to help Drew find ways to succeed. The Gig by Kim Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Speechless – A Bones / Speechless Crossover

An accident in Drew Clifton’s past left the former novelist with aphasia, unable to communicate through either speech or writing. Through sheer strength of will, he built a quiet but lonely life for himself. But now he’s fallen in love with Travis Miller.

Travis has his own issues—a permanent eye injury and unemployment. But he’s determined to help Drew find ways to engage and succeed again in the wider world, and a guitar-playing gig at a local coffeehouse seems like a good start.

Dylan Warner and Chris Nock happen to be in the audience that evening, and they have a few niggling problems of their own. Perhaps a chance meeting will provide solutions that might benefit all of them.

Length: Short (24p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 22, 2013 | Free eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-712-2)

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Buried Bones by Kim Fielding

If Dylan and Chris want to build a lasting relationship, they’ll have to get rid of a ghost, face family, and deal with old emotions. Buried Bones by Kim Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Bones: Book Two; Sequel to Good Bones

Werewolves don’t have a how-to manual—nor do men embarking on a new life together.

It’s been a few weeks since Dylan Warner wolfed out and killed Andy, the crazed werewolf who originally turned him and later tried to murder Chris Nock. Architect Dylan and handyman Chris are still refurbishing Dylan’s old house as they work out the structure of their relationship. They come from very different backgrounds, and neither has had a long-term lover before, so negotiating their connections would be challenge enough even if Dylan didn’t turn into a beast once a month.

To make matters worse, Dylan’s house is haunted, and events from both men’s pasts are catching up with them. Dylan has to cope with the aftermath of killing Andy, and Chris continues to suffer the effects of a difficult childhood.

In his quest to get rid of the ghost, Dylan rekindles old friendships and faces new dangers. At the same time, Chris’s father makes a sudden reappearance, stirring up old emotions. If Dylan and Chris want to build a lasting relationship, they’ll have to meet these challenges head-on.

Length: Novel (250p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Ghosts/Spirits | Release Date: May 22, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-711-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-710-8)

New releases: May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

The South Side Tour Guide by Shelter Somerset

When Andy gets in trouble, he stays with his former brother-in-law, Harden, until it blows over. But even that may not be safe. The South Side Tour Guide by Shelter Somerset, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Andrew Wingal’s life has become a farce. Unemployed for more than a year, he starts giving tours into the seedy parts of Chicago to tourists eager to witness real-life crime. The local media, politicians, the police department, and belligerent gang members don’t like him. When Andy’s job gets him into deeper trouble, his hotheaded boyfriend insists he flee town for a few weeks until things simmer down. With nowhere else to go, Andy heads for eastern Iowa, where his former brother-in-law, Harden Krane, lives on an idyllic farm with his two school-age children, Mason and Olivia. Harden has his own specters haunting him. Left with his young daughter and son to raise on his own, he struggles to work full time and build a normal life for them. Yet when Andy shows up after a three-year absence, he hopes that the family’s hardships might ease up, if only temporarily. But during Andy’s stay, a common menace from Harden and Andy’s past appears unexpectedly—and Harden and Andy find solace in each other in a way neither imagined possible. Length: Novel (304p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-697-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-696-5) ——————————————————————————————————————-
Denying Yourself by Silvia Violet

Matt’s straight but attracted to Shane. Shane’s gay—and part werewolf. Before they can accept each other, they must accept themselves. Denying Yourself by Silvia Violet, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Matt and Shane both have secrets. Matt never believed he was anything but straight, yet he’s increasingly attracted to his best friend. Shane is comfortable with being gay, but when he discovers he’s part werewolf, he hides that part of himself, fearing Matt’s reaction. Suffocated by his uptight parents and conservative hometown, Shane begs Matt to run away with him. But starting over doesn’t help. Matt still denies his desires, and Shane abuses alcohol to dampen his wolfish urges. When Matt breaks down and kisses Shane, the pent-up passion proves too much for Shane’s self-control, and his wolf gets free. Horrified, Shane flees—into deeper trouble. Before they can hope to accept each other, Shane and Matt must accept themselves. Length: Novella (205p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shape-shifters, M/M/M and More |Release Date: May 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-572-2) ——————————————————————————————————————-
Still by Mary Calmes

After seventeen years, Sivan wants a divorce. Walter’s no good with words, but he must speak or love his soon-to-be-ex-husband in silence. Still by Mary Calmes, available from Dreamspinner Press.

What happens when two men who have been together for seventeen years fall out of love? Sivan Cruz, a set director in San Francisco, and Walter Wainwright, a big shot Bay Area lawyer, find out the hard way. Walter loves Sivan with all his heart but rarely talks about it, and Sivan needs to hear the words. The language of the love they have shared for so long, that has enabled them to build a life together and raise two children, stops working. They become—still. When Sivan asks for a divorce, Walter doesn’t know how to say no. They separate, but while Sivan sees the relationship as over, Walter sees only a temporary setback. He has never lost his passion for Sivan and decides he has to say something before he ends up loving his husband in silence for the rest of his life. Length: Novella (190p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 15, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-695-8) ——————————————————————————————————————-
Tats of Honor by Vona Logan

Kegan comes to New Zealand looking for perspective. He finds Dominic, a man mired in grief. Maybe together they can heal. Tats of Honor by Vona Logan, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Kegan Andrews wears his heart on his sleeve, or rather his skin—his tattoo is a testimony to those he’s loved and lost. The losses are piling up—like his young cousin’s suicide and his fiancée’s betrayal. He needs perspective, and the New Zealand trip he planned months ago seems to promise him that. Then Kegan meets Dominic, a man wrapped in so much grief and guilt it’s as if his own heart died two years ago with his long-time partner. Dominic can’t move on—can’t even imagine it until Kegan jumpstarts his frozen heart. Dominic knows Kegan isn’t gay, so he fights his growing feelings, but Kegan embraces his new self-knowledge about whom he might love. Will Dominic stay mired in the safety of past heartbreak and become a distant memory etched into Kegan’s skin, or will he risk himself for the promise of a new beginning? Length: Novella (116p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 15, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-635-4)

New releases: May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

The God Hunters: Reunion by Mark Reed

David has traded life on Earth for superpowers and the Expanse. Now he and his boyfriend must battle the evil behind the God Hunters war. The God Hunters: Reunion by Mark Reed, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The God Hunters: Book Two; Sequel to The God Hunters

Months ago, David Ruger was an average human with a flighty boyfriend. Now he lives in an alien universe called the Expanse and wields supernatural powers. He’s also traded in his flighty ex for Doug Colt, a man with a heart of gold and nerves of steel—which is a good thing, because his occupation can get rough.

When David joins Doug and his brother, Bryan, on a job to track down a group of vengeful trolls, the journey takes them across the Expanse to the Shards of Exeter, a magical place made of continent-size landmasses shrouded in atmosphere. There, supernatural beings abound and formidable adversaries lurk in the shadows.

But the mission is more than it seems. Through visions, David learns of the role he must play in reshaping the Expanse—and of the unspeakable evil that caused the God Hunters’ war so long ago. With that same threat resurfacing, David must embrace his destiny to save the family he has come to love.

Length: Novel (344p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, Other Paranormal| Release Date: May 6, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-481-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-480-0)

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Soul Magic by Poppy Dennison

Feeding from pack beta Liam leaves vampire Cormac consumed with bloodlust. Meanwhile, Simon and Gray hunt a being that shouldn’t exist. Soul Magic by Poppy Dennison, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Triad: Book Three; Sequel to Body Magic

Blood runs soul-deep. Cormac hasn’t been the same since the night the High Moon Pack was attacked. With his magic weakened, he’s consumed by a bloodlust he hasn’t felt since he first became a vampire. His need to replenish his power makes him a danger to his last remaining family member, and his hunger makes him careless. And that’s just the beginning of his troubles. Feeding from pack beta Liam Benson was supposed to slake his appetite, not leave him craving more.

Simon Osborne and Gray Townsend are trying to fight a being history says shouldn’t exist—one with all three types of magic. The pack must use all of their resources to combat the mysterious triad, even turning to the shady Council of Mages for help. While Cormac struggles to reconcile his past failures with his current desires, Simon must attempt the impossible: an alliance between mind, body, and soul.

Length: Novel (220p.) | Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal – Werewolves/Shapeshifters, High Fantasy Release Date: May 6, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-580-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-579-1)

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Prelude by Shira Anthony & Venona Keyes

Guest violinist Alex is not conductor David’s type—too many tattoos. But Alex’s music speaks to him, and David has been alone so long…. Prelude by Shira Anthony & Venona Keyes, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Blue Notes Novel

World-renowned conductor David Somers never wanted the investment firm he inherited from his domineering grandfather. He only wanted to be a composer. But no matter how he struggles, David can’t translate the music in his head into notes on paper.

When a guest violinist at the Chicago Symphony falls ill, David meets Alex Bishop, a last-minute substitute. Alex’s fame and outrageous tattoos fail to move David. Then Alex puts bow to string, and David hears the brilliance of Alex’s soul.

David has sworn off relationships, believing he will eventually drive away those he loves, or that he’ll lose them as he lost his wife and parents. But Alex is outgoing, relaxed, and congenial—everything David is not—and soon makes dents in the armor around David’s heart. David begins to dream of Alex, wonderful dreams full of music. Becoming a composer suddenly feels attainable.

David’s fragile ego, worn away by years of his grandfather’s disdain, makes losing control difficult. When David’s structured world comes crashing down, his fledgling relationship with Alex is the first casualty. Still, David hears Alex’s music, haunting and beautiful. David wants to love Alex, but first he must find the strength to acknowledge himself.

Length: Novel (250p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 6, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-597-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-596-8)

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Horn Gate by Damon Suede

Librarian Isaac meets lust demon Scratch in a club. Together, they flirt with damnation and escape slave traders to open the Horn Gate. Horn Gate by Damon Suede, available from Dreamspinner Press.

HORN GATE: Open at your own risk.

Librarian Isaac Stein spends his lumpy, lonely days restoring forgotten books, until the night he steals an invitation to a scandalous club steeped in sin. Descending into its bowels, he accidentally discovers Scratch, a wounded demon who feeds on lust.

Consorting with a mortal is a bad idea, but Scratch can’t resist the man who knows how to open the portal that will free him and his kind. After centuries of possessing mortals, he finds himself longing to surrender.

To be together, Isaac and Scratch must flirt with damnation and escape an inhuman trafficking ring—and they have to open their hearts or they will never unlock the Horn Gate.

Length: Novella (100p.) | Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal: Angels & Demons | Release Date: May 6, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-881-5)

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)