New releases: March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013

Bolt-hole by Amy Lane

Terrell and Colby are left with two puzzles: who killed their scumbag manager, and how to fit their own lives into a single shining tomorrow. Bolt-hole by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Terrell Washington’s childhood was a trifecta of suck: being black, gay, and poor in America has no upside. Terrell climbed his way out of the hood only to hit a glass ceiling and stop, frozen, a chain restaurant bartender with a journalism degree. His one bright spot is Colby Meyers, a coworker who has no fear, no inhibitions, and sees no boundaries. Terrell and Colby spend their summers at the river and their breaks on the back dock of Papiano’s. As terrified as Terrell is of coming out, he’s helpless to stay away from Colby’s magnetic smile and contagious laughter.

But Colby is out of college now, and he has grand plans for the future—plans Terrell is sure will leave his scrawny black ass in the Sacramento dust until a breathless moment stolen from the chaos of the restaurant tells Terrell he might be wrong. When the moment is shattered by a mystery and an act of violence, Terrell and Colby are left with two puzzles: who killed their scumbag manager, and how to fit their own lives—the black and the white of them—into a single shining tomorrow.

Length: Novel (246p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 27, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-538-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-537-1)

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Heat Under Fire by Andrew Grey

Getting Justin to open up brings up questions about his past that Rock might not be able to handle. Heat Under Fire by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A By Fire Spinoff

Justin Briggs can shout out directions all day on his job as a traffic cop, but put him in front of a hot guy, specifically firefighter Rock Sparks, and he clams up.

Rock finds Justin confusing. While saving a busload of children hanging off the edge of a highway overpass, the cute rookie is cool and confident. But when Rock tries to chat him up, he stutters and chokes. Frustrated, Rock teases Justin, and boy, is his temper hot.

Though Rock and Justin share a steamy kiss, Justin keeps his distance, still tongue-tied. Then, when Justin is injured on the job, Rock takes him to the hospital, and some of the barriers start to crumble. But getting his enigmatic boyfriend to open up brings up more questions about Justin’s past.

Length: Novella (122p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 27, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-436-7)

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A Luminous Touch by Susan Laine

If Jack isn’t careful, the flames will reduce him to ashes… unless the love of two men burns him first. A Luminous Touch by Susan Laine, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Senses and Sensations: Book Three

Just off work one wintery evening, EMT Jack Waters comes across a blazing building, and he sets out to do his job. A day later he wakes up in a hospital, suffering from severe burns. For a man who values his beauty, the injury is devastating.

But Jack hardly has time to process what’s happened. Waiting by his bedside are his cop ex-boyfriend, Kevin Thompson, and his fireman rescuer, Luke Kennard, who both seem determined to compete for his attention—burns or no. Jack pushes Kevin away, fearing the man will want nothing to do with him now, and seems to be proven right when Kevin leaves without a fight. The scene is set for seductive, playful Luke to begin a flirtation with Jack, soothing his fragile ego.

When new fires break out all over town, targeting rescue personnel, clues point to someone close to Jack. He survived one fire, but he might not be so lucky next time. For it seems he is pursued by a relentless foe. If he isn’t careful, the flames will reduce him to ashes… unless the love of two men burns him first.

Length: Novella (148p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: March 27, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-437-4)

New releases: March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

Into This River I Drown by TJ Klune

When a man falls from the sky, Benji begins to understand that the world is more mysterious than he ever imagined. Into This River I Drown by TJ Klune, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father, Big Eddie, when his truck crashed into a river. Everyone called it an accident, but Benji knows it was more. Even years later, he’s buried in his grief, throwing himself into managing Big Eddie’s convenience store in the small-town of Roseland, Oregon. Surrounded by his mother and three aunts, he lives day to day, struggling to keep his head above water.

But Roseland is no ordinary place.

With ever more frequent dreams of his father’s death and waking visions of feathers on the river’s surface, Benji finds his definition of reality bending. He thinks himself haunted; by ghosts or memories, he can no longer tell. Not until a man falls from the sky, leaving the burning imprint of wings on the ground, does Benji begin to understand that the world is more mysterious than he ever imagined—and more dangerous. As uncontrollable forces descend on Roseland, they reveal long-hidden truths about friends, family, and the stranger Calliel—a man Benji can no longer live without.

Length: Novel (400p.) | Genre: Angels and Demons | Release Date: March 25, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-409-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-408-4)

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Tarnished Gold by Brita Addams

Jack must either forsake the man he loves and remain a box office darling, or follow his heart and let his shining star fade. Tarnished Gold by Brita Addams, available from Dreamspinner Press.

In 1915, starstruck Jack Abadie strikes out for the gilded streets of the most sinful town in the country—Hollywood. With him, he takes a secret that his country hometown would never understand.

After years of hard work and a chance invitation to a gay gentlemen’s club, Jack is discovered. Soon, his talent, matinee idol good looks, and affable personality propel him to the height of stardom. But fame breeds distrust.

Meeting Wyatt Maitland turns Jack’s life upside down. He wants to be worthy of his good fortune, but old demons haunt him. Only through Wyatt’s strength can Jack face that which keeps him from being the man he wants to be. Love without trust is empty.

As the 1920s roar, scandals rock the movie industry. Public tolerance of Hollywood’s decadence has reached its limit. Under pressure to clean up its act, Jack’s studio issues an ultimatum. Either forsake the man he loves and remain a box office darling, or follow his heart and let his shining star fade to tarnished gold.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Historical – America, BDSM/Kink |Release Date: March 25, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-423-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-422-0)

New releases: March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013

Cross the Mountain by P.D. Singer

Allan and Mark have a great time on the trails, but it’s pleasure for which Allan pays dearly. Cross the Mountain by P.D. Singer, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The Mountains: Book 3.2; Sequel to Fall Down the Mountain

Allan Tengerdie tumbles down easy ski slopes so often that he doesn’t believe Mark McAvoy’s assurances that he’ll enjoy cross-country skiing. Allan didn’t come to a fancy ski resort to trudge on the flats, but if a soft-in-the-middle chef has a chance to keep up with his ski patrol lover, he really ought to try.

Allan and Mark have a great time on the trails, but it’s pleasure for which Allan pays dearly. How will Mark convince him to go again?

Length: Short (22p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 22, 2013 | Free eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-591-3)

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Return to the Mountain by P.D. Singer

Seth has to let go and hope that Gary will find his way home. Return to the Mountain by P.D. Singer, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The Mountains: Book Five; Sequel to Blood on the Mountain

Caddy Gary Richardson hungers for the lush life of the wealthy golfers he escorts around the course at Wapiti Creek. The contrast between his tiny trailer at the edge of a mountain town and the luxurious ski and golf resort is something he’s learned to live with but not like. Gary wants the fancy condo and late-model car not just for himself but for his childhood friend turned lover, Seth Morgan. He’d settle for security for the two of them, but even that seems out of reach.

Seth is content with Gary and enough spare cash for greens fees at municipal golf courses. Going pro is beyond his means, even if he plays well enough to win on the championship resort courses. Gary would do anything to fulfill Seth’s dreams, even things he’d rather keep to himself. When an unheard of opportunity knocks, Gary can answer or resign himself to living on tips from affluent tourists.

But Seth can’t live with that answer when it means his trust has been betrayed. He has to let go and hope the man he loves will find his way home.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 22, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-456-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-455-8)

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Leather+Lace by A.B. Gayle

Steve and Don learn that when it comes to love, sometimes you have to make your own rules. Leather+Lace by A.B. Gayle, available from Dreamspinner Press.

An Opposites Attract novel

Swathed in chiffon and lace, Steven Stanhope owns the stage as Stevie Tricks, lip-synching the songs of the famous gypsy queen. But after he escapes an abusive Master/slave relationship, the only collar he’ll allow around his neck is black velvet.

After a four-year absence, Steve is ready to reclaim his life and the property he left behind. But is it safe? Definitely not if his ex is still into leather. To find out, Steve appears at a charity night for the local BDSM community, using the anonymity of his stage persona to mask his identity.

Instead of his ex-Master, Julius, Steve finds a tangled mess centered around another Master of Leather, Donato Rossi. In order to unravel their ties to the past, Steve and Don must find common ground and work together. In the process, they learn that when it comes to love, sometimes you have to make your own rules.

Length: Novel (304p.) | Genre: BDSM/Kink | Release Date: March 22, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-419-0) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-418-3)

New releases: March 20, 2013

March 20, 2013

Anthology: Creature Feature by Poppy Dennison and Mary Calmes

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


Diagnosis: Wolf by Poppy Dennison

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

Landslide by Mary Calmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Heracian Affair by Liv Olteano

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

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

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

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

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

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Unearthing Cole by A.M. Arthur

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

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

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

New releases: March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013

But Not For Me by J.S. Cook

With a gang war looming, Nino must set aside his feelings for Stanley and concentrate on asserting his superiority over Big Frank. But Not For Me by J.S. Cook, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Gangster Nino Moretti’s world is a series of contrasts between extreme wealth and abject poverty, an unstable existence punctuated by booze and bullets. For Nino, the gangster lifestyle is even more dangerous because he is a finnochio—a gay man—in a position of absolute power at the head of his own criminal organization.

When Nino rescues beautiful mob accountant Stanley Zadwadzki from a violent assault at the hands of sadistic rival gangster Big Frank O’Hara, both Nino and Stanley become hunted men. Stanley places himself under Nino’s protection as Nino’s accountant and unofficial companion. As a warning, Frank murders Nino’s office boy. In a quest for revenge, Nino tracks Frank to Little Italy, where the resulting confrontation forces him to shoot a bystander to protect Stanley. With a gang war looming, Nino must set aside his feelings and concentrate on asserting his superiority over Big Frank—or lose everything he holds most dear.

Length: Novel (310p.) | Genre: Historical – Americas | Release Date: March 18, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-417-6) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-416-9)

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Dueling Divas by Antonio

Nash and Stacey will need all the help they can get to escape the cruel fate the murderer has planned for them. Dueling Divas by Antonio, available from Dreamspinner Press.

An Avondale Story

The Next Club Superstar contest is just the venue Nash Argento needs to further his career as a singer. There’s only one problem: he has to dress in drag.

With the help of his best female friend, Nash negotiates the challenges of becoming a drag queen in order to compete. But his troubles are far from over. His key competitor is Stacey—a biological woman. Incensed, Nash tries to get her disqualified, but Stacey is desperate for the money, and with the help of her quirky divorcée best friend and the best friend’s lawyer, she manages to stay in the contest.

Bobby Carter is a lonely librarian looking for Mr. Right—and he’s looking in Nash’s direction. Nash seems to be everything Bobby needs… and then he brings Nash home for dinner and discovers Nash is his sister’s main competition. Nash and Stacey get to know each other and even become friends—and just in time. Someone is murdering the contestants one by one, and Nash and Stacey will need all the help they can get to escape the cruel fate the murderer has planned for them.

Length: Novel (260p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense |Release Date: March 18, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-415-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-414-5)

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March 16, 2013

Find free downloads & bonus discounts by chasing the pot of gold and finding the special tokens in our scavenger hunt. Look for clues on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

Find any of the following images hidden our site for novel and novella length free downloads from Rebecca Cohen, James Erich, Andrew GreyMia Kerick, L.J. LaBarthe, Isabelle Rowan, Claire RussettMeredith Shayne, and Tinnean.

New release: March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

Unfinished Business by Mia Kerick

If Brett wants to save Cory, he’ll have to see through Cory’s deception in time. Unfinished Business by Mia Kerick, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Beggars and Choosers

After struggling through dishonesty, betrayal, and the kind of pasts they’d like to leave behind them, Brett Taylor and Cory Butana are back together and starting to build a new life. Brett has a good job. Cory has started college. But not everything goes the way they planned.

Still recovering from the emotional and physical repercussions of a brutal assault, Cory finds himself trapped by his own insecurity and fear, unable to believe that his heart is safe with Brett or that his body is safe without him. On the other hand, Brett has total faith in Cory’s love and commitment, even though he still struggles with his own ghosts.

With girls flocking to Brett’s side and a wannabe-lover lab partner feeding his doubts, Cory can’t find a way to tell Brett about the unfinished business that haunts him. If Brett wants to save him, he’ll have to see through Cory’s deception in time.

Length: Novel (224p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-510-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-509-8)

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Ice and Embers by Augusta Li

King Garith must strike a balance between supporting his friends and assuaging the nobles who want Duncan punished—and Sasha executed. Ice and Embers by Augusta Li, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Blessed Epoch: Book Two; Sequel to Ash and Echoes

Despite their disparate natures, Yarrow, Duncan, and Sasha united against overwhelming odds to save Prince Garith’s life. Now Garith is king and the three friends may be facing their undoing.

Distraught over Yarrow’s departure to find the cure to his magical affliction, Duncan struggles with his new role as Bairn of Windwake, a realm left bankrupt by his predecessor. Many of Duncan’s vassals conspire against him, and Sasha’s unorthodox solutions to Duncan’s problem have earned them the contempt of Garith’s nobles.

When word reaches Duncan and Sasha that Yarrow is in danger, they want nothing more than to rush to his aid. But Duncan’s absence could tip Windwake into the hands of his enemies. In addition, a near-mythic order of assassins wants Sasha dead. Without Yarrow, Duncan and Sasha can’t take the fight to the assassins. They are stuck, entangled in a political world they don’t understand. But finding Yarrow may cause more problems, and with his court divided, King Garith must strike a balance between supporting his friends and assuaging the nobles who want Duncan punished—and Sasha executed.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: M/M/M or More, High Fantasy | Release Date: March 15, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-512-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-511-1)

New releases: March 13, 2013

March 13, 2013

A Simple Romance by J.H. Knight

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

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

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

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

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Pawn Takes Rook by Lex Chase

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

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

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

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

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Anthology: Under the Southern Cross by multiple

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

Fall in love with Australia.

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

Stories included:

The Body on the Beach by L.J. LaBarthe

Coming Home by Robyn Walker

Jasper and the Dead by RJ Astruc

The Red Heart by Isabelle Rowan

Whitewater by Meredith Shayne

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

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

The Body on the Beach by L.J. LaBarthe

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

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

Part of the Under the Southern Cross anthology.

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

Coming Home by Robyn Walker

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

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

Part of the Under the Southern Cross anthology.

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

Jasper and the Dead by RJ Astruc

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

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

Part of the Under the Southern Cross anthology.

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

The Red Heart by Isabelle Rowan

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

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

Part of the Under the Southern Cross anthology.

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

Whitewater by Meredith Shayne

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

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

Part of the Under the Southern Cross anthology.

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

New releases: March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

Freedom by Jay Kirkpatrick

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

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

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

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

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

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Keeping Sweets by Cate Ashwood

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

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

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

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

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

New releases: March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013

Two Lips, Indifferent Red by Tinnean

If Hyde wants Kipp, he’ll have to court him the old-fashioned way. Two Lips, Indifferent Red by Tinnean, available from Dreamspinner Press.


Kipp Llewellyn would rather follow his dreams than toe the family line, so instead of the support of his wealthy family, he has estrangement and a part-time job with Hunter, an in-demand interior designer. Hunter opens a new world for Kipp to explore—and not just for his career. It’s through Hunter that Kipp meets and begins what he thinks is a one-sided flirtation with Ham, one of Hunter’s customers.

To Kipp’s astonishment, Ham asks him for a date. Unfortunately for Kipp, a mysterious phone call summons him home, where his father gives him an ultimatum: save the family company by marrying billionaire Hyde Wyndham, in which case all will be overlooked, or never set foot in his home again. But meeting Hyde leaves Kipp stunned and betrayed, because Hyde is actually Ham.

A guarantee of marriage is no excuse for making Kipp feel foolish, and Kipp had enough of the gilded cage in the first twenty-one years of his life. He turns Hyde down, stating that marriage should be about love rather than convenience. If Hyde wants him, he’ll have to court him the old-fashioned way.

Length: Novel (326p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: March 8, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-403-9) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-402-2)

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Intercession by Pepper Espinoza

A vampire looking for his brother, an angel sent to save him, and a human that might be the key. Intercession by Pepper Espinoza, available from Dreamspinner Press.

After fifty years of searching for his lost brother, vampire David Derringer attempts the unimaginable: he bends his knee in prayer. While he doesn’t believe, his mother’s faith was strong, and her final request—a request made the night she and David died—keeps David on the path to his younger brother, Danny, despite the many obstacles.

David doesn’t expect his prayer to be answered. He certainly doesn’t expect an angel to intercede on his behalf.

Jophiel is tasked not only with helping David find his brother but with saving David’s soul. It seems like an impossible assignment meant to punish him, especially when they must face the Brotherhood of St. Rocco, an organization dedicated to eradicating vampires.

But David has a chance to prove he’s not like other vampires when he meets Arthur, a young man with a secret and a death wish.  Following a very steamy encounter, Arthur expects to be bitten. David never even drops his fangs. Which is a good thing, since Arthur might be the key to finding Danny before it’s too late.

Length: Novel (206p.) | Genre: M/M/M or More, Vampires, Angels and Demons | Release Date: March 8, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-405-3) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-404-6)