Happy Valentine’s Day – Special Gift from DSP

February 14, 2013

Hello dreamers! Thank you so much for spending this lovely day with us. For this event, we have a very special surprise for you: custom made DSP desktops!

Preview:

Thanks to Paul Richmond for creating them! Aren’t they lovely?

The desktops are available in three different sizes and you can find them all here: DSP desktops.

Vampyre’s Revenge by Tracy Rowan

February 13, 2013

Newly turned vampire Frank makes gleeful plans to destroy his nemesis Will… until he discovers that they have a lot in common. Vampyre’s Revenge by Tracy Rowan, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Podgy fanboy Frank Vogel lives a dead-end life. He’s addicted to pop culture, Internet porn, and fantasies about Rebecca Hansen, a Buffy-like cheerleader from his high school days, but he yearns for something more. When he finds out Mrs. Carlson, his sweet, elderly landlady, is a vampire, a whole new world opens up to him. Blinded by dreams of sexy, mysterious vampires, Frank begs Mrs. Carlson to turn him. Against her better judgment, she does.

Unfortunately, Frank’s life doesn’t seem much different afterward. Then he runs into his unwitting nemesis, Will Chase–former high-school football team captain, former boyfriend to Rebecca–and makes gleeful plans to destroy him… until he discovers that he and Will have a lot in common.

Length: Novella | Genre: Vampires| Buy as eBook

Book Fair by Michael Murphy

February 13, 2013

Their first meeting starts with a nasty debate, but slowly, Jacob and Tony, start seeing each other in another light. Book Fair by Michael Murphy, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Jacob’s time working a booth for a gay lit publisher at a huge New York City book convention isn’t turning out like he hoped. One of the publisher’s boxes goes missing, and when he finds it, the box is wrapped up in union red tape. Then he gets into a nasty debate with Toni, a hunk Jacob would rather stare at than argue with.

Maybe his first day at the book fair couldn’t get worse, but it certainly gets weirder when, after an hour-long snarling match, Toni offers Jacob a ride to his hotel. Jacob accepts, but his day does not improve—the ride is nothing but awkward silence.

Over the rest of the week, Jacob’s life disintegrates, and Toni’s repeated offers to drive him to his hotel become bright spots. Silence turns to civility turns to friendship, and though Jacob hopes for more, work keeps the two of them from spending much time together. Finally Jacob is free of obligations—but suddenly he can’t find Toni anywhere, and Jacob’s time in New York is coming to a close.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Beloved Enemy by Star Noble

February 13, 2013

When childhood friends Kjeld and Dafried reunite in the Coliseum, it could spell death for one of them. Beloved Enemy by Star Noble, available from Dreamspinner Press.

At the edge of the Roman Empire, Cheruscans Kjeld and Dafried forged the bonds of childhood friendship, playing and hunting together along the mighty Rhine—until Romans ripped Kjeld away from his idyllic life and best friend to live as a Roman soldier.

That was ten years ago. Kjeld, now a Roman general, returns to his foster parents to prepare for a glorious celebration: a battle in the Coliseum. What he doesn’t know is that Dafried, after being captured during an assault on Roman military post, now trains as a gladiator in preparation for the upcoming competition. When the childhood friends reunite in the sands, it could spell death for one of them.

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 | Genre: Timeless Dream, Historical – Europe | Buy as eBook

Choices and Changes by K.L. Belanger

February 11, 2013

Bo and Erick have several choices to make regarding love, life, and trust. Choices and Changes by K.L. Belanger, available from Dreamspinner Press.

On the cusp of his twenty-fifth birthday, Bo Sanford grows frustrated with his directionless life. Slaving away at his father’s construction company all week and partying every weekend leaves him little time for introspection, but he knows it’s time for a change. When his best friend, Mac, drags him to a college party, Bo catches sight of a girl. But not just any girl—the girl of his dreams: a delicate blonde-haired beauty with a pink scarf and a smile that promises warmth and humor. There’s just one problem: she isn’t a girl.

Even after Bo discovers the truth, he keeps seeing Erick, and the choice to follow his heart despite the obstacles has profound repercussions on not only his sense of self but his relationship with his family and even his job. Being with Erick makes him all the more determined to be his own man and claw his way out from under his father’s thumb.

But Erick faces choices of his own: the choice to get involved with someone redefining his sexuality, the choice to trust again, and even the choice to believe love can last beyond the temporary.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Venetian Masks by Kim Fielding

February 11, 2013

Jeff must choose whether to let Cleve flee alone or to join him on a desperate run through central Europe. Venetian Masks by Kim Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Jeff Dawkins’s last partner left him with a mortgage he can’t afford and nonrefundable tickets for a month’s vacation in Europe. Despite a reluctance to travel, Jeff decides to go on the trip anyway. After all, he’s already paid for it. He packs a Kindle loaded with gay romance novels and arrives in Venice full of trepidation. There he meets the handsome and charming expat Cleve Prieto, who offers to serve as his tour guide. Jeff has serious misgivings—he wasn’t born yesterday, and something about Cleve doesn’t sit right—but anything is better than wandering the canals alone. With Cleve’s help, Jeff falls in love with Venice and begins to reconcile with his past. For the first time, Jeff finds himself developing strong feelings for someone else. But he can’t be sure who that person is because Cleve’s background remains a mystery embroidered with lies.

Then a dark figure from Cleve’s past appears, and Jeff must choose whether to let Cleve flee alone or to join him on a desperate run through central Europe. Maybe Jeff will finally be able to see behind Cleve’s masks—if he survives the journey.

Length: Novel | Genre: Mystery/Suspense| Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Anthology: Snow on the Roof

February 11, 2013

Whether it’s a second chance at love, or finding a soul mate later in life, these stories prove that it’s never too late for love. Snow on the Roof, available from Dreamspinner Press.

“Just because there’s snow on the roof, doesn’t mean the fire’s gone out in the furnace.”  There’s something to be said for maturity and experience, and in all of these relationships, at least one of the lovers is over forty.  Whether it’s a May/December romance, a second chance at love, or finding a soul mate later in life, these stories prove that it’s never too late for love.

Nachos on Saturday by J. Leigh Bailey

Queening Out by Mari Donne

Granddad’s Cup of Tea by Amy Rae Durreson

The Way to a Fisherman’s Heart by Tray Ellis

No Place Like Home by Kim Fielding

Ivory Black, Flecked with White by Laylah Hunter

Loving Again by John Inman

Full Circle by Rhidian Brenig Jones

Straight Shooting by Maggie Lee

Hero Worship by Sam C. Leonhard

Curtain Calls by Pinkie Rae Parker

The Bodyguard’s Dilemma by Chris Scully

Picture This by Dottie Stratton & Linda James

Hunting Season by AC Valentine

Waiting for the Light by Layla M. Wier

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary, Anthologies | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Beyond Love by J.A. Harmon

February 8, 2013

When the ghost of Adrien is convinced that Gabriel is the reincarnation of his slave turned lover, Scott must fight to keep his best friend alive. Beyond Love by J.A. Harmon, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sometimes love is stronger than death.

Former foster child Gabriel Jacobs is determined to make something of his life. Easygoing and more comfortable in a pair of old sweats than the Brooks Brothers suits he will have to wear when he finishes his law degree, Gabriel is also a naïve romantic looking for love. That turns out to be a problem when the ghost of Adrien Beauchene, the son of a French plantation owner, makes an appearance in the house Gabriel just moved into. Adrien is convinced Gabriel is the reincarnation of his slave turned lover, a man he has spent 160 years waiting for.

Before long, Adrien gains control of Gabriel. He vows not to be parted from his love again, even if that means Gabriel must join him in the spirit world. But Gabriel’s best friend, Scott, won’t give up without a fight. He enlists the help of a gypsy witch and twin warlocks Jaivyn and Jaquan to keep Gabriel safe. As Adrien tightens his grip, Gabriel begins to fade, and Jaivyn grows desperate. He and Gabriel just met—Jaivyn can’t lose him now….

Length: Novel | Genre: Ghosts/Spirits, Other Paranormal | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Exile by Lola Lebellier

February 8, 2013

Aless, Corin, and the other guardians will face abuse, attack, and even death in their quest to save their world. Exile by Lola Lebellier, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Once, in the land of Nier, five elemental spirits terrorized the land. To contain them, five humans sacrificed themselves, losing their bodies and minds. It wasn’t until decades later, when a set of restraints was formed, that the vessels could live normal lives and take their rightful places as leaders of their clans.

Now Aless of Serac, Guardian of Water, has returned from exile, a punishment for embarking on a killing frenzy when his restraints broke. He soon discovers all the restraints are breaking, and if he cannot find a solution, chaos will follow. But Aless can’t solve this problem on his own.

Though Corin of Zephyr has large reserves of mana, the trait that signifies proficiency with natural magic, he shows little aptitude for casting spells or using his power. But that doesn’t bother him as much as the threat from the breaking restraints. Together, he and Aless might find a solution—but as the restraints begin to crumble, it becomes clear that their situation is more dangerous than anyone could have foreseen: Aless, Corin, and the other guardians will face abuse, attack, and even death in their quest to save their world.

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 | Genre: High Fantasy, Bittersweet Dreams | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Plan B by SJD Peterson

February 6, 2013

Life sends Danny and Lance in different directions, each of them focused on his respective Plan A. But even the best-laid plans often go awry. Plan B by SJD Peterson, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Danny Marshal has always lived his life out loud, but his androgynous appearance is only a small part of who he is. One night at a frat party, Danny meets Lance Lenard, football jock and apparent straight guy. Lance is shocked when he’s immediately attracted to Danny’s feminine side. Danny is happy to be the subject of Lance’s first man-on-man experiment—until Lance begins to struggle with the fact that despite his appearance, Danny is indeed a man.

Lance’s whole life has been focused on his goal of playing in the NFL, and he knows those dreams will be smashed if anyone finds out about his little secret. Although Lance has grown to crave Danny’s touch, he’s not willing to give Danny what he’s grown to crave: a boyfriend who’s proud to love him for every flamboyant and snarky cell in his body.

Life sends Danny and Lance in different directions, each of them focused on his respective Plan A. But the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

Length: Novel | Genre: Contemporary | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback