Saving Sonny James Release Party starts now! Lets began with a little Vasquez and James history…

October 22, 2013

Hello! I’m Lou Sylvre, author of the Vasquez and James books, and I’m baa-aaaack! This time I’m hoping you’ll help me celebrate the recent release of Saving Sonny James, the latest (#4) in the suspense/romance series (which doesn’t count the novella Yes).

Before I do the usual post of the blurb, won’t you join me for a brief ride on the Vasquez and James Romance Roller Coaster.

In previous episodes…

Luki Vasquez and Sonny Bly James met by chance on the streets of Port Clifton, and shared a cup of oh-my-god-he’s beautiful at Margie’s Cup O’ Gold Café in the early pages of Loving Luki Vasquez(VJ1), managing to flub the opportunity and getting the romance off to a clumsy start. A few days later, the wind blows them together for a surfside kiss, but as fate would have it a hateful man, whose identity detective agent Luki can’t even guess at, threatens their lives and those they love. They survive because Luki’s an extraordinary badass and Sonny’s the very definition of courage, and they both have hearts of gold—and love takes root.

But, before love can grow, it gets stepped on pretty hard when Sonny’s nephew Delsyn, whom he raised, dies as a result of that horror in book one, and an unthinkable new crime by an impossible perp. As a result, when Delsyn’s Blues(VJ2) opens late the following winter, Sonny has driven Luki away in the throes of grief and self-blame. But Delsyn’s murder was really only the tip of an iceberg of horrific crime. Things go from bad to worse, and Luki refuses to let Sonny blame himself or deal with threats on his own. He knows from experience that crimes like murder and gun running require a badass, and he’s qualified. Sonny’s hurting, but he’s not an island, and once he’s secure in Luki’s arms again he knows he doesn’t want to be—so he proposes marriage. While bleeding out from a “flesh wound”, Luki accepts. In the end they beat impossible odds to solve the crimes and overcome ugly challenges to their love, and a Hawaiian wedding is on the agenda.

And book three, Finding Jackie , begins with that beautiful white wedding on sunny, breezy Hawaiian hilltop. Fabulous. Almost perfect. But the honeymoon starts to go awry when Luki’s former informant brings a troubling message—or a threat—from a Mob hit man. Things go from scary to horrific when Luki’s sixteen-year-old nephew, Jackie, is lured into capture and torture by a sadistic killer. The hunt for Jackie and his abductor takes them into leather bars and over dusty desert back roads, and the newlyweds both have to call on every resource to find Jackie before it’s too late.


Now the blurb on the new release:

Vasquez and James Suspense series book four
Sequel to Finding Jackie

Luki Vasquez and his still newlywed husband are back home after pulling off a harrowing desert rescue of their teenage nephew Jackie. But the events of the last couple of years have begun to catch up with Luki—loving Sonny James and letting Sonny love him back has left gaps in his emotional armor. In the gunfight that secured Jackie’s rescue, Luki’s bullet killed a young guard, an innocent boy in Luki’s mind. In the grip of PTSD, memories, flashbacks, and nightmares consume him, and he falls into deep, almost vegetative depression.

Sonny devotes his days to helping Luki, putting his own career on hold, even passing up a European tour of galleries and schools—an opportunity that might never come again. But when Luki’s parasomnia turns his nightmares into real-world terror, it breaks the gridlock. Sonny realizes what he’s doing isn’t working, and he says yes to Europe. Enter Harold Breslin, a dangerously intelligent artist’s promoter and embezzler whose obsessive desire for Sonny is exceeded only by his narcissism. When Harold’s plan for Sonny turns poisonous, Luki must break free of PTSD and get to France fit and ready in time to save his husband’s life.

By the way, from now through October 31st, get 20% off on Saving Sonny James at the Dreamspinner Store, with promo code SAVESONNY. :)

New releases: October 21, 2013

October 21, 2013

Bad Idea by Damon Suede

Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out a “very graphic novel” and falling in love with the dork of his dreams. Bad Idea by Damon Suede, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Itch Series: Book 1

Bad Idea: Some mistakes are worth making.

Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling supersquare, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership.

Against their better judgment, they fall victim to chemistry, and what starts as infatuation quickly grows tender and terrifying. With Silas’s help, Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out Scratch, a “very graphic novel” that will either make his name or wreck his career. But even a smash hit can’t save their world if Trip retreats into his mild-mannered rut, leaving Silas to grapple with betrayal and emotions he can’t escape.

What will it take for this dynamic duo to discover that heroes never play it safe?

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: October 21, 2013 |Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-172-9) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-171-2)

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Bloody Love Spats by Valentina Heart

Tom is a vampire with powerful roots; Marik is an Alpha werewolf. Their attraction may not be enough to overcome centuries of prejudice. Bloody Love Spats by Valentina Heart, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Among Wolves: Book Two; A Spin-off of Sebastian’s Wolves

Tomislav Vugrin doesn’t think himself much of a vampire—not that others are tripping over themselves to dispute it. Despite descending from one of the most powerful vampire lines and having a coven queen for a sister, he’s far from a stuck-up royal and even farther from a force to be reckoned with.

That’s when fate puts her spiteful fingers to use and places him right in the path of Stone Marik, the new Alpha werewolf of the East Pack. Add a bit of the teasing scent of a mate, and the attraction is stronger than any lack of information about bonding that might stand in their way.

But changing allegiance might be more than Tomi can handle, even if he has the best of intentions. Centuries of prejudice divide their two species, secrets and lack of time work against them, and soon even their desperate need for each other might not be enough to keep them alive.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Vampires, Werewolves/Shapeshifters | Release Date: October 21, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-138-5) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-137-8)

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Anthology: Steamed Up Edited by Anne Regan

Inventors, pilots, tinkers, and soldiers; magical metals to replace an aging heart or a ruined limb; steam-powered fantasy worlds of clockwork nightingales, automatons, dirigibles, and men. The stories in this anthology visit diverse times in the history of modern man, and the men who populate these tales face war and cruelty, masters and autocrats, illness and poverty and greed. Yet the heat of romance outmatches even the steam engines, and time and again, the gears of love rule the day.

The Steamed Up stories include:

The Clockwork Nightingale’s Song by Amy Rae Durreson

Caress by Eli Easton

Swiftsilver by Bell Ellis

The Clockwork Heart by Kim Fielding

The Galatea’s Captain by Anka Grace

Screws by R.D. Hero

The Golden Goose by Mark Lesney

Spindle and Bell by Augusta Li

Ace of Hearts by Mary Pletsch

Five to One by Angelia Sparrow

Untouchable by Layla M. Wier

Length: Novel (344p.) | Genre: Steampunk | Release Date: October 21, 2013 |Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-331-0) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-330-3)

New releases: October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013

The Choosing by Annabelle Jacobs

Jerath has his fangs and must soon perform the Choosing. But first he must flee for help to save his village and finds it in handsome Meren. The Choosing by Annabelle Jacobs, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Jerath is facing the biggest problem of his life. When boys in his shapeshifter village Eladir get their fangs, they must endure a coming-of-age rite called the Choosing, so they can take on their animal form. The rite is performed on the full moon, but the trouble is the Choosing involves having sex with a girl, and Jerath’s only interested in boys. Even if he manages to somehow get through the rite, he doesn’t know if he’ll ever find a mate in his village, where opposite-sex couples are the norm.

Even worse, he may miss the rite altogether after raiders attack his home and take several young men prisoner. Jerath will need the help of warriors if he’s to free the captive shapeshifters, so with his best friend, Serim, he flees south to find aid. Along the way, they meet Meren, a handsome warrior whose attraction to Jerath is instant and very much returned. But with the next full moon approaching and available time for the prisoners to undergo the Choosing running out, Jerath’s love life is far from his only worry.

Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Coming of Age, High Fantasy, Paranormal, Shapeshifter | Release Date: October 18, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-191-0) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-190-3)

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Ride-Off by Mickie B. Ashling

Preston and Konrad have reclaimed the life they once had. But family pressure and old secrets creat a storm they must weather. Ride-Off by Mickie B. Ashling, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Fire Horse; Polo: Book Two

Finally reunited, Preston Fawkes and Konrad Schnell put family and obligations aside, preferring to remain in seclusion on Ned’s estate to get reacquainted. Unfortunately, reality can only be held off for so long, and they return to Texas to reclaim the life they put on pause. Trying to strike the right balance between business, family, and romance requires ongoing effort, and the challenges begin shortly after they arrive.

At the top of the list is Bandi, Konrad’s son, and his desire to play polo. A close second is Conrad “Sasha” Fawkes, Preston’s actor son who’s struggling to succeed on Broadway. And last, but certainly not least, is Paloma, the fiery Argentinean beauty Preston sired after a passionate tango.

Blending the interests and needs of three grown children is difficult at best and almost impossible when agendas collide and old secrets are unearthed. The situation comes to a head when the family gathers in San Antonio for Thanksgiving, throwing Preston and Konrad into a maelstrom they must weather as best they can, or they’ll face a major ride-off that could throw the game before it even starts.

Length: Novel (240p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: October 18, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-263-4) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-264-1)

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Saving Sonny James by Lou Sylvre

Sonny heads to Europe after trying to help Luki through depression. Harold has plans for Sonny and Luki must break free of PTSD to save him. Saving Sonny James by Lou Sylvre, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Finding Jackie; Vasquez & James: Book Four

Luki Vasquez and his still newlywed husband are back home after pulling off a harrowing desert rescue of their teenage nephew Jackie. But the events of the last couple of years have begun to catch up with Luki—loving Sonny James and letting Sonny love him back has left gaps in his emotional armor. In the gunfight that secured Jackie’s rescue, Luki’s bullet killed a young guard, an innocent boy in Luki’s mind. In the grip of PTSD, memories, flashbacks, and nightmares consume him, and he falls into deep, almost vegetative depression.

Sonny devotes his days to helping Luki, putting his own career on hold, even passing up a European tour of galleries and schools—an opportunity that might never come again. But when Luki’s parasomnia turns his nightmares into real-world terror, it breaks the gridlock. Sonny realizes what he’s doing isn’t working, and he says yes to Europe. Enter Harold Breslin, a dangerously intelligent artist’s promoter and embezzler whose obsessive desire for Sonny is exceeded only by his narcissism. When Harold’s plan for Sonny turns poisonous, Luki must break free of PTSD and get to France fit and ready in time to save his husband’s life.

Length: Novel (216p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: October 18, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-249-8) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-250-4)

Harmony Ink New Release: October 17, 2013

October 17, 2013

Gods (Dreams of Fire and Gods: Book 3) by James Erich

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Sael’s lover, Koreh, died while the two rescued the Taaweh queen. Years later Sael must fight to save Dasak. If only Koreh were at his side. Gods (Dreams of Fire and Gods: Book 3) by James Erich, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

Dreams of Fire and Gods: Book 3

Long ago, two factions of gods, the Stronni and the Taaweh, nearly destroyed the Kingdom of Dasak in a great war. The Taaweh vanished when their queen was imprisoned, and the Stronni declared victory. A thousand years later, a young nobleman named Sael and his lover Koreh have rescued the Taaweh queen. In the process Koreh was killed, and now an injured Sael struggles to heal from both injuries and grief. Unknown to him, Koreh embarks on a journey across the land of the dead, trying to make his way back to Sael—and to life. But time moves differently in the underworld, and decades pass while Koreh travels.

In the living world, tensions between the emperor and Sael’s father, Vek Worlen, who is regent of the eastern kingdom, have soured beyond repair. Worlen conspires with the assassin Donegh to break into the imperial palace and challenge the emperor to a duel to the death. But the goddess Imen has chosen a young priest named Gonim as her champion. Through him she discovers the Taaweh have returned, and her enraged king threatens to destroy Dasak and all its human inhabitants. Sael must save his world, must confront the gods and persuade them not to destroy humankind. But it seems hopeless. If only Koreh were at his side…

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: October 17, 2013

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62798-378-5) | Buy as a paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62798-379-2)

New releases: October 14, 2013

October 14, 2013

Serenading Stanley by John Inman

Roger is smitten. Stanley is shy and turns to neighbors for love lessons. Roger was hurt before, but willing to risk his heart for Stanley.

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Welcome to the Belladonna Arms, a rundown little apartment building perched atop a hill in downtown San Diego, home to the city’s lost and lovelorn. Shy archaeology student Stanley Sternbaum has just moved in and fills his time quietly observing his eccentric neighbors, avoiding his hellion mother, and trying his best to go unnoticed… which proves to be a problem when it comes to fellow tenant Roger Jane. Smitten, the hunky nurse with beautiful green eyes does everything in his power to woo Stanley, but Stanley has always lived a quiet life, too withdrawn from the world to take a chance on love. Especially with someone as beautiful as Roger Jane.

While Roger tries to batter down Stanley’s defenses, Stanley turns to his new neighbors to learn about love: Ramon, who’s not afraid to give his heart to the wrong man; Sylvia, the trans who just wants to be a woman, and the secret admirer who loves her just the way she is; Arthur, the aging drag queen who loves them all, expecting nothing in return—and Roger, who has been hurt once before but is still willing to risk his heart on Stanley, if Stanley will only look past his own insecurities and let him in.

Length: Novel (234p.) | Genre: Humor, Contemporary | Release Date: October 14, 2013
Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-193-4) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-192-7)

The Door Behind Us by John C. Houser

Returning from WWI, Frank has no memory and Jersey has one leg. They might find a future if they can make peace with the past.

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It’s 1919, and Frank Huddleston has survived the battlefields of the Great War. A serious head injury has left him with amnesia so profound he must re-learn his name every morning from a note posted on the privy door. Gerald “Jersey” Rohn, joined the Army because he wanted to feel like a man, but he returned from the trenches minus a leg and with no goal for his life. He’s plagued by the nightmare of his best friend’s death and has nervous fits, but refuses to associate those things with battle fatigue. He can’t work his father’s farm, so he takes a job supervising Frank, who is working his grandparents’ farm despite his head injury.

When Frank recovers enough to ask about his past, he discovers his grandparents know almost nothing about him, and they’re lying about what they do know. The men set out to discover Frank’s past and get Jersey a prosthesis. They soon begin to care for each other, but they’ll need to trust their hearts and put their pasts to rest if they are to turn attraction into a loving future.

Length: Novel (260p.) | Genre: Historical Americas, Coming of Age | Release Date: October 14, 2013
Buy as eBook ($6. 99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-075-3) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-074-6)

Slide by Garrett Leigh

Pete’s love soothes Ash’s savage past. But fate is cruel—nightmares crash with the present and Pete must fight to save the love of his life.
Roads: Book 1

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Don’t look back. Don’t you ever look back…

Shy tattoo artist Ash has a troubled past. Years of neglect, drug abuse, and life on the streets have taken their toll, and sometimes it seems the deep, unspoken bond with his lover is the only balm for wounds he doesn’t quite understand.

Chicago paramedic Pete is warmth, love, and strength—things Ash never knew he could have, and never even knew he wanted until Pete showed him. But fate is a cruel, cruel mistress, and when nightmares collide with the present, their tentatively built world comes crashing down.

Traumatic events in Pete’s work life distance him from home, and he doesn’t realize until it’s too late that Ash has slipped away. Betrayal, secrets, and lies
unfold, and when a devastating coincidence takes hold, Pete must fight with all he has to save the love of his life.

Length: Novel (274p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: October 14, 2013
Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-148-4) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-147-7)

Marked by Garrett Leigh

Tonight’s the night. Ash is ready to leave his mark on Pete in ways he couldn’t imagine.
Roads: Book 1.5
Missing Moment from Slide

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It’s been six months since Ash shuffled into Pete’s life and turned his world upside down, and six months since they sat in an all-night diner plotting Ash’s theoretical solution for Pete’s faded, botched tattoo. Pete has just about given up hope of Ash ever fulfilling his promise when one day the end of a long shift finds Ash waiting for him.

Tonight is the night.

Ash is ready, and it seems the time has come for him to leave his mark on Pete in more ways than he ever imagined.

Length: Free Short (20p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: October 14, 2013

Harmony Ink New Release: October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013

Intervention by Mia Kerick

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Kai is free-spirited and sexually aware; Jamie is dark and bad-tempered. With music, Kai helps Jamie overcome an abusive past and find love. Intervention by Mia Kerick, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

As a musician at the popular college café Coed Joe’s, high school senior Kai Manter is never lacking for male attention. Out, proud, free-spirited, and sexually aware, Kai sets his sights on his darkly Gothic and undeniably bad-tempered coworker, Jamie Arlotta, a freshman at the local arts university. Sporting long hair and alluring hippie style, Kai expects his interest will be reciprocated, with satisfying sex as the end goal. That’s what usually happens. But Jamie’s lessons in life have been harsher. Having been sexually abused by his older stepbrother for several years, Jamie has grown an impenetrable outer shell meant to keep the world at a safe distance.

Kai is angry at first when he takes the brunt of Jamie’s bad temper, but after Kai accidentally discovers the abuse Jamie has suffered, he wants to fix things. Kai’s plan is based on what he knows best—music—and he stages a “musical intervention” to let Jamie know he’s not alone and things can get better. When Jamie’s perspective  changes and he emerges from his shell, Kai changes, too, gaining a whole new understanding of what sex can be when love is there too.

Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: October 10, 2013

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62798-335-8) | Buy as a paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62798-334-1)

New releases: October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013

Biochemistry by Andrew Grey

Freddy’s a rich kid athlete, Kurt’s a hardworking openly gay scholarship student. But Kurt slips past Freddy’s defenses to be more.

A sequel to Organic Chemistry; Chemistry: Book Two

When his college biochemistry class turns out to be much more difficult than star quarterback Freddy Samuelson imagined, his lab partner, Kurt Maxwell, agrees to help. They’re very different: a rich kid athlete and a hardworking openly gay scholarship student. But Kurt slips past Freddy’s defenses, and little by little—despite Freddy ignoring his own sexuality in the past—Freddy realizes he wants to get to know Kurt, especially when Kurt helps him through more challenges than their science class. But it isn’t long before rumors begin to fly, and the obstacles Freddy will face may block him from
both the future he planned on and the future he didn’t know he wanted.

Length: Novella (158p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: October 9, 2013
Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-122-4)

Blue River by Theo Fenraven

L.A. photographer Ethan goes back in time and meets closeted Quinn. Ethan falls for him, and has to make a choice: go home or stay?

Blue River

2nd Edition

Photography genius Ethan Mars is out and living the fast life in Los Angeles until a mysterious mist in Topanga Canyon sends him back in time. There he meets Quinn Parker, a farmer who has hidden his homosexuality from everyone, even Margaret, his fiancée. Falling in love is the last thing Ethan expects, and the last thing Quinn can allow—in 1863, being gay can get him killed. When Ethan is unexpectedly offered a way home, he faces an impossible decision: go back… or stay?

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 (92p.) | Genre: Time Travel, Historical Americas, Holiday, Timeless Dream
Release Date: October 9, 2013
Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-165-1)

Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek by R. Cooper

Out, proud, and nerdy Tommy flirts with Tavio using Trekkie lingo. Tommy also is a father—is Tavio ready to romance a family man?

Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek

Former soldier Octavio “Tavio” Reyes works as a barista, a favorite with the customers—especially Tommy O’Shaughnessy. An avowed geek, Tommy comes in daily to flirt, usually under the guise of Trekkie talk. Tavio hesitates; now that he’s out of the army, he’s not sure how out he should be, or whether to take his chances on a geek devoted to sci-fi and comic books. But when Tommy compares him to an unemotional Vulcan, Tavio finally considers dating an out-and-proud nerd. Then Tommy surprises him again and introduces him to his daughter, whom Tommy loves even more than Star Trek or Tavio. Now Tavio has a whole new decision to make: Is he ready to romance a family man?

Length: Novella (66p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Humor | Release Date: October 9, 2013
Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-164-4)

New releases: October 7, 2013

October 7, 2013

Flying Colors by Clare London

Red lives the party life and has it all. But he wants real love and wants it with gun-shy Carter. But Carter has a sexy secret. Flying Colors by Clare London, available from Dreamspinner Press.

True Colors: Book 5

Red De Vere appears to have everything—good looks, a prestigious job, attention from the paparazzi, and a choice of lovers. But one day he takes an outrageous step too far at a formal embassy dinner, and the press turns on him. Shocked, he realizes it’s time to find something better in life than partying. He envies the love that his friends Miles and Zeke have, and when he dares to consider that possibility for himself, his hopes and desires rest in his quiet, serious friend Carter Davison.

Carter loved a man who cheated on him, then died violently, and he refuses to make himself vulnerable again. He knows Red is interested; Red has been supportive and admiring since they met. And Carter’s honest enough to admit he’s attracted to Red. But Carter can also think of nothing worse than being the lover of someone in the public eye. Playboy Red must stay an attractive friend, that’s all.

While Red yearns for something real, Carter has some sweet, sexy secrets that might surprise even Red. If Carter dares emerge from his shell, and Red pursues a more rewarding path, romance could spark. Then there’s no telling what might happen.

Length: Novel (234p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: October 7, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-199-6) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-198-9)

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Trusting Thomas by  K.C. Wells

Abused sub Peter finds calm and peace with his rescuer, Thomas. But his abuser lingers, endangering both men, and Thomas falls for Peter. Trusting Thomas by  K.C. Wells, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Collars and Cuffs: Book 2

Christmas is a time for goodwill to all, but Collars and Cuffs co-owner Thomas Williams receives an unexpected gift that chills him to the bone. A Dom from another Manchester club asks Thomas for his help rescuing an abused submissive, Peter Nicholson. Thomas takes in the young man as a favor to a friend, offering space and time to heal, but he makes it clear he’s never had a sub and doesn’t want one.

Peter finds Thomas’s home calm and peaceful, but his past has left him unwilling to trust another Dom. When Thomas doesn’t behave as Peter expects, Peter’s nightmares begin to fade, and he decides he’d like to learn more about D/s life. A well-known trainer of submissives, Thomas begins to teach Peter, but as the new submissive opens up to him, Thomas finds he cares more for Peter than he should. Just as he decides it’s time to find a permanent Dom for Peter, they discover Peter’s tormentor is still very much a threat. With their lives in danger, Thomas can’t deny his feelings for Peter any longer. The question now becomes, can Peter make it out of the lions’ den alive, so that Thomas can tell his boy that he loves him?

Length: Novel (282p.) | Genre: BDSM/Kink, Contemporary | Release Date: October 7, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-329-7) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-328-0)

New releases: October 4, 2013

October 4, 2013

Ethan in Gold by Amy Lane

Ethan enjoys his life as a porn model until he meets Jonah, who sees him for the treasure he is, not the damaged person he seems to be. Ethan in Gold by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Johnnies: Book Three

Evan Costa learned from a very early age that there was no such thing as unconditional love and that it was better to settle for what you could get instead of expecting the world to give you what you need. As Ethan, porn model for Johnnies, he gets exactly what he wants—comradeship and physical contact on trade—and he is perfectly satisfied with that. He’s sure of it.

Jonah Stevens has spent most of his adult life helping to care for his sister and trying to keep his beleaguered family from fraying at the edges. He’s had very little time to work on his confidence or his body for that matter. When Jonah meets Ethan, he doesn’t see the hurt child or the shamelessly slutty porn star. He sees a funny, sexy, confident man who—against the odds—seems to like Jonah in spite of his very ordinary, but difficult, life.

Sensing a kindred spirit and a common interest, Ethan thinks a platonic friendship with Jonah won’t violate his fair trade rules of sex and touch, but Jonah has different ideas. Ethan’s pretty sure his choice of jobs has stripped away all hope of a real relationship, but Jonah wants the whole package—the sexy man, the vulnerable boy, the charming companion who works so hard to make other people happy. Jonah wants to prove that underneath the damage Ethan has lived with all his life, he’s still gold with promise and the ability to love.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: October 4, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-318-1) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-317-4)

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My Only Sunshine by Rowan McAllister

Mason is running the family ranch when he finds Tanner. IF they face trouble together, they may have a bright future. My Only Sunshine by Rowan McAllister, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Tanner Wallis is nearly at the end of his rope the night Mason Seidel finds him lying next to the mangled body of a cow on the back pastures of the Seidel family’s Wyoming ranch. Recently out of the hospital after he and his boyfriend were brutally beaten, Tanner is jobless, homeless, and almost penniless. His desperate hope is that Mason will believe he’s innocent of the senseless crime and give him a place to heal, both physically and emotionally, until he can get on his feet again.

But Mason already has enough on his plate. He’s only been back on the ranch a few months, ten years after his father kicked him out for being gay, and only because his sister begged him to come help after the man’s disabling stroke. With all his responsibilities—running the struggling ranch and keeping his sister and father off his back—Mason can’t really afford the distraction Tanner represents. But he can’t just abandon the attractive young man either. There’s trouble in spades on the ranch, but if they face it together, Mason and Tanner might find a future with a little sunshine.

Length: Novel (226p.) | Genre: Western | Release Date: October 4, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-288-7) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-289-4)

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Tag Team by SJD Peterson

Robert and Rig’ sub died and by fate find Mason, whose dom died. Together, they must face pain and loss before they can truly live again. Tag Team by SJD Peterson, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Guards of Folsom: Book Two

Following the death of their sub, the former owners of the Guards of Folsom, Robert “Bobby” Alcott and Rig Beckworth, were left to pick up the pieces as best they could. After seven years, these two Doms are ready to move on and find the boy who will complete them. Their painful past comes crashing back when they meet Mason Howard, a submissive who just weeks ago lost his Doms in a car accident.

Reeling from overwhelming grief that’s complicated by a severe social anxiety disorder, Mason can barely leave his home. When Rig and Bobby find him, he’s hit rock bottom, believing life is no longer worth living. Bobby and Rig set out to prove the younger man wrong. Fate has brought the three men together, but they’ll have to face the pain of fear and loss head-on before they can all truly live again.

Length: Novel (220p.) | Genre: BDSM/Kink, M/M/M or More | Release Date: October 4, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-189-7) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-188-0)

New release: October 2nd, 2013

October 2, 2013

One Night Ever After by Elizah J. Davis, Elle Brownlee, Tere Michael

Just a Drive, Just a Stranger, Just a Weekend–they can all become a step toward romance. One Night Ever After by Elizah J. Davis, Elle Brownlee, Tere Michaels, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Just a Drive by Tere Michaels

After weeks of flirting, “One Night” Wyatt Walsh spends a fabulous night with his shy coworker, Benji Trammell. As Wyatt tries to sneak out the next morning, he receives a call from his frantic, very pregnant best friend Raven—she needs him immediately. With no other way to get from New York City to the Pennsylvania town where Raven and her husband live, Wyatt accepts Benji’s offer to drive him there. Wary and unsure of each other, they start the trip at odds, but as time goes on, the barriers that usually keep people at a distance fail. And what started out as “just a drive” becomes a step toward romance.

Just a Stranger by Elle Brownlee

The excitement of meeting a stranger in a club can’t be beat. Loud bass sets the rhythm to Michael Wiercinski’s primal urges as he flirts with Andrew, a cute guy offering the promise of a hot night with no strings, no complications. Still, when their night is done, Michael admits there was something about Andrew that left him wanting more. Months go by with no sign of Andrew until Michael moves back home to help after his father’s heart attack. Once there, Michael is completely amazed to find Andrew Lucas living in his hometown. Despite surprising “complications” in Andrew’s life, Michael vows to take advantage of this second chance to make Andrew more than just a stranger.

Just a Weekend by Elizah J. Davis

James is a homebody in a predictable, if not altogether comfortable, rut. He’d rather stay in with a book than brave the Seattle bar scene. One night, after allowing his friend Kara to coax him out for drinks, he meets Devin—charming, gorgeous, and way out of his league.

With a little bit of help from Kara, James leaves with Devin to indulge in a night together, which is as much time as he’s bound to get with a guy as hot as Devin. He doesn’t expect the easy rapport that quickly develops between them, and when the weather conspires to keep them together, James wonders if this could be more than just a weekend fling.

Length: Novel (254p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: October 2, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-287-0) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-286-3)

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Arriba Aruba! by Jonathan Treadway

After being left at the altar, Cray Wright vacations in Aruba. On the way he meets Stone and wonders: can love in paradise be love at home? Arriba Aruba! by Jonathan Treadway, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Jilted at the altar when his best man ran off with his fiancée, Craydon “Cray” Wright trades in his Mexico honeymoon for a vacation in Aruba. When godlike Stone Ferris walks onto the plane, sits next to Cray, and makes his interest known, Cray decides to act on desires he’s felt since high school but ignored.

He agrees to let Stone show him the island, but what starts as fun-filled and casual turns earth-shattering for Cray. When his time in Aruba ends, Cray realizes his feelings for Stone have grown beyond fun, but he worries that it might not translate to real life in LA. Can he convince himself and Stone their love can be paradise at home?

Length: Novella (128p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: October 2, 2013 |Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-163-7)

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Puzzle Me This by Eli Easton

Alex is secretly smitten with Luke and sends him messages through crossword puzzles. When their romance begins, greater puzzles follow. Puzzle Me This by Eli Easton, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Luke Schumaker designs computer games, working from his home. Every day he walks his dog in the woods nearby, never suspecting that someone who is completely smitten is watching. The watcher is Alex Shaw, and he too works from home, designing logic and crossword puzzles. Alex’s options are limited: he’s too shy to approach Luke and his wheelchair won’t let him follow into the woods. His solution? Secret messages for Luke in the crosswords he writes for the local paper. When Luke decodes them, romance begins, but then they face greater puzzles, like Alex’s interfering sister and what commitment to a man in a wheelchair really takes. And, most puzzling of all, how do you know if love is real?

Length: Novella (88p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Humor | Release Date: October 2, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-162-0)