New Releases: March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

Riveted by SJD Peterson

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


A Whispering Pines Ranch storyA Guards of Folsom story

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

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

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Gay as Mardi Gras by Lily Velden

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

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

A gay cruise.

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

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

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Networked by Claire Russett

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

An Argo Novel

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

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

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

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

Duty to the Crown by Rebecca Cohen

March 4, 2013

Anthony is asked a favor by the Queen that might threaten his and Sebastian’s love. Duty to the Crown by Rebecca Cohen, available from Dreamspinner Press.


Sequel to The Actor and the Earl

Despite the uncomfortable clothing and the gossip at court, Sebastian Hewel is still enjoying the role of Lady Bronwyn, wife of Earl Anthony Crofton. But when Queen Elizabeth asks a favor of Anthony, Sebastian’s world fractures and his heart threatens to break. The Queen wants Anthony to seduce Marie Valois, the beautiful daughter of a French noble, to discover the whereabouts of her father, who is wanted by the King of France.

Sebastian knows Anthony can’t refuse the Queen, especially since he has something of a reputation at court. But the situation is further complicated when Marie meets Sebastian without his disguise—and starts flirting with him. Her brother, Nicholas, arrives at Crofton Hall, not happy that his sister has been linked to a man like Anthony, only to find his own head turned by Lady Bronwyn and her acerbic wit. Contending with the attentions of both siblings—and a very jealous Anthony—would be bad enough. But then Sebastian’s uncle demands Sebastian and Anthony stage Bronwyn’s death to avoid discovery….

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: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Historical – Europe, Timeless Dreams |Release Date: March 4, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-369-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-368-1)

Choices by Grace R. Duncan

March 4, 2013

Bathasar must chose between saving innocent lives or the love he shares with Teman. Choices by Grace R. Duncan, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Born and raised a gypsy in the late eleventh century, Teman values freedom over everything. He and his best friend, Jasim, are thieves for hire—until one night they’re caught and their precious freedom is revoked. Given the choice between the dungeons or palace pleasure slavery, they become slaves, but Teman vows to escape someday.

Bathasar doesn’t want the throne. He supports his brother instead, which suits their sadistic father, Mukesh. When Teman, the handsome slave Bathasar has secretly been watching, saves his life, Bathasar requests a slave for the first time. Before long, Bathasar and Teman fall in love. But all is not well. One day Mukesh brutalizes Teman before the court, angering the empress of a neighboring nation. To appease her, he then offers her Jasim as a gift, and Teman decides to stay with Bathasar for now—despite the abuse he may suffer.

The peace doesn’t last. Mukesh plans to invade Jasim’s new country, and Bathasar must find a way to stop the destruction. But if he succeeds, he’ll ascend to the throne and have the power to grant Teman his liberty. Then Teman will surely leave him. What other choice could a gypsy make?

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: Novel (380p.) | Genre: BDSM/Kink, Timeless Dream | Release Date: March 4, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-399-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-398-8)

The Fight Within by Andrew Grey

March 4, 2013

Finding a way to stop an abuser unites Bryce and Paytah to fight their way forward—together. The Fight Within by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.


A Book in the Good Fight Series

Bryce Morton needs a change of scenery. Since his partner’s death a year ago, he’s become withdrawn and quiet, so his friends, Jerry Lincoln and Akecheta (John) Black Raven, convince him to go camping with them on a Sioux reservation. Though he’s not immediately sure he’s done the right thing, Bryce becomes more interested when he meets Paytah, the man who owns the reservation’s trading post.

Paytah Stillwater’s life is filled with hurt, and sometimes the only thing he has left is pride. After being abused as a child and disbelieved when he spoke up, he has withdrawn into himself—but he can never truly put his past behind him, because the source of his pain still lives on the reservation. Paytah is proud of his heritage and careful with his heart, but when Bryce commits a selfless act of kindness for one of the reservation’s children, the walls around Paytah’s heart begin to melt.

Bryce and Paytah each fight the pain within them. When Paytah’s abuser sets his sights on one of the reservation youngsters, Bryce and Paytah must set their individual fights aside. Finding a way to stop the abuser unites them to fight their way forward—together.

Length: Novel (206p.) | Genre: Western |Release Date: March 4, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-401-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-400

Exposed by Skylar M. Cates

March 1, 2013

Rafe must choose between his success or his steamy affair with Daniel. Exposed by Skylar M. Cates, available from Dreamspinner Press.


After years of running from a traumatic secret, young journalist Rafe Quintero is making his way in the world alone. Now that he’s landed a job at a Miami newspaper, he’s hungry for success. His goal? A blistering exposé on closeted PGA golfer Daniel Andrews. Rafe will stop at nothing to get the scoop—even if it means going undercover on Daniel’s private yacht.

Daniel is used to being in the spotlight, but his reputation for being cold and unfriendly hasn’t made him very popular. Still reeling from his mother’s death and his ex-boyfriend’s engagement, he hides out on his yacht to escape the press hounding his every step. His instant attraction to Rafe, his new crew member, is a problem he can’t ignore.

When Rafe and Daniel begin a steamy affair, Rafe knows it’s only a matter of time before Daniel discovers his betrayal. Now he has to choose: confess and hope Daniel can swallow his pride and forgive him, or put his ambition ahead of his heart and follow the story.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 1, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-371-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-370-4)

The Pawn by Kate Sherwood

March 1, 2013

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


Against the Odds: Book One

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

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

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

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

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

Kieran & Drew by L.A. Gilbert

March 1, 2013

Kieran and Drew have different plans for their future that make a lasting happiness hard to mantain. Kieran & Drew by L.A. Gilbert, available from Dreamspinner Press.


Kieran Appleby can’t wait until graduation to escape his life in the Keys. His only friend is the school janitor, his father doesn’t talk to him, and Kieran doesn’t know how to mention he’s gay. No wonder he daydreams about college anywhere but Florida.

High school baseball star Drew Anderson has only one wish in life: to be able to care for those he loves. With an absent father, an agoraphobic mother, and a closet he’s not ready to come out of, he can barely stand under the pressure. No one knows how alone he feels.

When Drew finally notices Kieran’s long-time crush, it jumpstarts a relationship that introduces them to sex, intimacy, and love. Neither has ever been this happy. But lasting happiness is evasive, and Kieran’s desperation to get out of Florida and Drew’s desire to stay and care for his family cannot be reconciled.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 1, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-395-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-394-0)

The Poodle Apocalypse by John Inman

February 27, 2013

Charlie and Bobby can deal with death, destruction, and the undead. With their loyal zombie poodle, Mimi, at their side, they bravely face the apocalypse head-on. The Poodle Apocalypse by John Inman, available from Dreamspinner Press.


With the world suddenly teeming with zombies, Charlie and Bobby are fighting to stay alive.  Being about as gay as two people can be, they insist on doing it with panache.

Even with the planet throwing up its legs in submission, there is no reason a couple of style-conscious guys can’t look good while saying good-bye to the age of man and ushering in the age of… God knows what.  Amoebas, maybe.  With their loyal zombie poodle, Mimi, at their side, they bravely face the apocalypse head-on.

Death, destruction, and the undead they can deal with.  But without electricity, it’s the depressing lack of blow-dryers and cappuccino machines that really pisses them off—until Bobby goes missing!  Suddenly Charlie has more than fluffy hair and a good cup of coffee to worry about….

Length: Novella | Genre: Humor, Other Paranormal | Release Date: February 27, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-374-2)

Too Good to Be True? by Chris T. Kat

February 27, 2013

Dale wants to be Kit’s rock—to step in to help—but the walls Kit builds may be too hard to break through. Too Good to Be True? by Chris T. Kat, available from Dreamspinner Press.


Sequel to Seizing It

Three months after Kit falls in love with Dale, his epilepsy takes a turn for the worse and his nightmares and flashbacks about his abusive ex intensify. His work at the veterinary clinic and as a freelance translator only add to the stress. As Kit’s life flies out of his control, his last tether of sanity frays as Dale grows frustrated with Kit’s stubborn independence.

Dale wants to be Kit’s rock—to step in to help—but the walls Kit builds may be too hard to break through.

Length: Novella | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: February 27, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-372-8)

Something in the Way He Needs by Cardeno C.

February 25, 2013

If Daniel and Asher can walk through the flames together, they might find what they desperately need. Something in the Way He Needs by Cardeno C, available from Dreamspinner Press.


A Book in the Family Series

Police captain Asher Penaz’s staunch professionalism bleeds into his home life, down to his neatly pressed attire and spartan apartment. He enjoys being the man in charge, and leather bars satisfy his need for dominance—so his sudden and powerful attraction to the lighthearted, free-spirited Daniel Tover throws him for a loop. In his entire life, Daniel has never gotten what he needs, so he moves to the next place, the next job, the next attempt to find something worth staying for, always landing at the top of his game, but never feeling like he belongs.

The chemistry between Asher and Daniel sizzles, so Asher invites Daniel home. As both men struggle to learn themselves while getting to know each other, the lines of desire and control blur. With all that fire comes the risk of getting burned. But if Daniel and Asher can walk through the flames together, they might find what they desperately need.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: February 25, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-536-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-535-7)