Harmony Ink New Release: July 18, 2013

July 18, 2013

Last of the Summer Tomatoes by Sherrie Henry

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Instead of going to a juvenile detention center, Kyle works on a farm and meets Sam, an unexpected source of love and support. Last of the Summer Tomatoes by Sherrie Henry, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

Kyle Jackowski, typical sullen emo teen, struggles to find a way to deal with his sexuality and finds himself in trouble with the law… again. But instead of being sent to a juvenile detention center like he expected, he is given a chance to commute his sentence by working on a farm for the summer.

Enter Sam, son of the farm owners, who shows Kyle what he feels is perfectly normal and that he doesn’t have to hide from his feelings. In turn, Sam’s parents show Kyle that his abusive stepfather and battered mother are not the norm. With their love and support, Kyle finds his place in the world—by Sam’s side.

Length: Novel (246p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 18, 2013

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-960-7) | Buy as a paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-959-1)

New release: July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013

Improves With Age by Lavinia Lewis

In high school, they were opposites, but now? Even years later, the attraction between Reece and Nick is electric. Improves With Age by Lavinia Lewis, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sometimes you can go home again. Reece Watkins left Montana after high school. A math major, he found a fulfilling career as an accountant in Washington with Mike, the love of his life. But then Mike dies of a heart attack, leaving Reece to reevaluate his own life and realize he’s on the same track. He decides to return to Montana and a slower pace.

Former football team captain Nick Kenison never left Montana. Instead, he married his high school sweetheart, had two kids, established a contracting business, and discovered he was gay. Now out and proud, Nick drives out to Reece’s to answer a call about roof repairs.

In high school, they were opposites, but now? The attraction between them is electric. Of course, it isn’t that easy—Reece is still dealing with body issues, self-esteem issues, and grief over Mike’s loss. Nick will have to teach him it’s never too late for love.

Length: Novella (60p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 17, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-953-9)

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Merman by K.Z. Snow

A clandestine project results in Marrowbone and Bentcross becoming hunted men. But sometimes danger makes an affair worth saving. Merman by K.Z. Snow, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Story in the Mongrel Series

When vampire Clancy Marrowbone returns to Purin province after nearly two years, he intends only to visit with his dear friend, Fanule Perfidor, and find out how his former lover, the mortal Simon Bentcross, is faring. But two developments change Marrowbone’s itinerary: the appearance of a drastically altered man from his past, and the reawakening of his passion for Simon.

Both of these unexpected reunions become increasingly complicated. The connection between Simon’s new creation, a bathysphere-like submersible, and a clandestine underwater-research project results in Marrowbone and Bentcross becoming hunted men. But sometimes, it takes danger to make a star-crossed affair seem worth saving.

Length: Novella (207p.) | Genre: Steampunk, Vampires | Release Date: July 17, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-779-5)

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Pride by Allison Cassatta

Will pride help Chris see there’s nothing wrong with him? Will it change his feelings and his mind about being gay? Pride by Allison Cassatta, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Dear Diary: Book Two

Prom ends with a bang of unexpected epic proportions and leaves Chris with a disheartened outlook on where he is in his life, when he should be on top of the world. He’s graduating high school with honors and has the best boyfriend in the world, but things still aren’t right. Bullies make him doubt his choice to accept the way he feels and come out of the closet. Those friends turned foes make him realize how much the narrow-minded masses can hate gay people.

And everyone Chris loves starts to worry about him.

To give Chris a new perspective, his parents and loving boyfriend send him to his first gay pride—but Chris doesn’t see the point, and he damn sure doesn’t want to go. Will pride help him see there’s nothing wrong with him? Will it change his feelings and his mind?

First Edition published by Allison Cassatta, January 2012

Length: Novella (130p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: July 17, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-593-7)

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Haunted by Brynn Stein

Lenard befriends ghost Jason, and they join forces to try to solve old murders. Along the way, they find some things conquer even death. Haunted by Brynn Stein, available from Dreamspinner Press.

When Lenard Blake is forced to leave his wife, he divorces not just her but her influential family, who makes it impossible for him to keep his job as a Denver police officer, never mind to find another one anywhere in Colorado. But a rural police force in Virginia has an opening, and the move could be just the change he needs, so Lenard buys a house based on an Internet ad. But when he arrives, he finds that the house looks nothing like the ad… and it’s haunted as well.

Lenard doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but he decides to research his supposed ghost anyway. Soon he learns that fifteen years ago, Jason Miller was murdered in the house, and his entire family died under suspicious circumstances. As he makes friends with his ghostly companion, they join forces to try to solve the old murders. Along the way, they find there are some things that conquer even death.

Length: Novella (84p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Ghosts/Spirits | Release Date: July 17, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-001-2)

New releases: July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

Another Dumb Jock by Jeff Erno

Adam’s determined to prove he’s not gay—then his worst nightmare comes true when he finds himself attracted to Trevor. Another Dumb Jock by Jeff Erno, available from Dreamspinner Press.

2nd Edition

Dumb Jock: Book Two; Sequel to Dumb Jock

Jeff Irwin and Brett Wilson raised a fine son, Adam, in their unconventional, judgment-free family. But being the son of two dads has its challenges. Although Adam loves them, he’s determined to prove he’s not gay, like they are. To this end he’s become the star pitcher of his high school baseball team, a true jock.

Then Adam is suspended after he gets into a fight at school, and his dads find out his grades are slipping. Determined to put him back on track, they hire him a tutor: a short, nerdy kid named Trevor. Despite his resistance, soon enough Adam’s worst nightmare comes true when he finds himself attracted to Trevor. This gives him a choice: follow his heart or become just another dumb jock.

1st Edition published by CreateSpace, January 2012.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: July 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-620-0) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-619-4)

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On the Road to a Perfect Match by Elizabella Gold

When Todd’s mother is diagnosed with cancer, he returns to Seattle. Brad is left to fend for himself in Portland struggling with jealousy. On the Road to a Perfect Match by Elizabella Gold, available from Dreamspinner Preee.

Todd and Brad have been friends since they were kids dreaming of making their pro wrestling dreams a reality. After Todd’s college girlfriend ditches him, he convinces Brad to put his education on hold and go to wrestling school in Portland.

With money tight, Todd and Brad end up sharing a pull-out bed in a small apartment. It gets increasingly difficult for them to hide their feelings—or even to determine exactly what it is they do feel for each other.

When Todd’s mother is diagnosed with cancer, he returns to Seattle. Brad is left to fend for himself in Portland and struggles with jealousy and guilt as he wishes for Todd to be with him again. Will their wrestling careers ever take off? And what will happen to Todd and Brad’s relationship, in and out of the ring?

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-781-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-780-1)

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Stranded by Andrew Grey

Who would strand him in the desert? Terrified, Kendall takes comfort remembering happier times with his long-time lover, Johnny. Stranded by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Kendall Monroe is handcuffed to a car in the desert.

Is this life imitating art or art imitating life? The only thing he’s sure of is that the situation he finds himself in is a copy of a scene he filmed earlier, only this time, there is no director yelling “cut” and no crew to rescue him. Terrified for his life, Kendall takes comfort remembering happier times with his long-time lover, Johnny. He hasn’t seen Johnny in weeks since Johnny stayed behind to finish his latest best-selling novel.

As he attempts to survive scorching-hot days and freezing nights, Kendall tries to figure out who did this to him. Could it be Johnny, or the research assistant he suspects Johnny is having an affair with? Both options fill him with bitterness. Or is it a more likely suspect? Kendall has a stalker who sends him flowers and always seems to know where he is. But what does this stranger have to gain by leaving Kendall stranded in the middle of nowhere?

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: July 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-659-0) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-658-3)

New releases: July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

Shadows in the Night by M.A. Church

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

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

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

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

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

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An Unlocked Heart by K.C. Wells

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

A Collars & Cuffs Story

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

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

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

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

New releases: July 10, 2013

July 10, 2013

Horizons by Mickie B. Ashling

Clark’s competitive college football world is not gay-friendly, and he’s denied his sexuality for years. But then he meets Jody. Horizons by Mickie B. Ashling, available from Dreamspinner Press.

2nd Edition

Horizons Series: Book One

College football player Clark Stevens, a popular wide receiver with a potential NFL contract, has a few problems. He’s got a jealous girlfriend, a narrow-minded and controlling father, an attention problem, and an unexpected and powerful attraction to the trauma doctor—the male trauma doctor—who treats him for a broken bone.

Dr. Jody Williams is getting some really mixed signals. He can’t ignore how much he wants Clark, because it’s obvious Clark feels the same way. For the out and proud doctor, the solution seems very simple. For Clark, it’s not! His world is not gay-friendly, and the obstacles he’s faced have led him to deny his sexuality for years.

It’s the Super Bowl of disasters, no matter how you look at it. In the end, Clark has to decide if he’s going to stick with the only life he’s ever known or take a chance on a new one with Jody.

1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, April 2009.

Length: Novel (250p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 10, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-962-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-961-4)

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An Intoxicating Crush by EM Lynley

When Simon’s is sent to covertly scope out Kelvin Cellars, Simon falls hard for owner Austin. But is it only an intoxicating crush? An Intoxicating Crush by EM Lynley, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Delectable Novel

Simon Ford’s success is hard-won. He grew up in Napa and resents the rich people who have moved into the valley, changing the culture by opening boutique wineries and pricing the locals out of the market.

Austin Kelvin runs an award-winning winery his father started after making a fortune on Wall Street. He lives the posh lifestyle Simon resents but secretly longs to attain. However, Austin’s world isn’t as luxurious and privileged as it seems: he didn’t inherit his father’s business savvy, and his winery is going under.

When Simon’s boss sends him to covertly scope out Kelvin Cellars for a possible takeover bid, Simon sees it as a step toward attaining his financial dreams. Until he falls hard for Austin. The feeling is mutual, but when Austin learns the real reason for Simon’s initial interest, he suspects Simon’s seduction is merely a means to procure the winery at a bargain price.  If there’s any hope of winning Austin’s heart, Simon will have to risk it all to prove Austin is more than just an intoxicating crush.

Like all Delectable novels, this book includes the recipes used in the story.

Length: Novel (234p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 10, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-873-0) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-872-3)

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Love, Like Water by Rowan Speedwell

Foreman Eli spends his life rehabilitating abused animals, and Joshua is just another lost soul until they forge a connection. Love, Like Water by Rowan Speedwell, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Three years undercover with one of the worst gangs in the country left FBI agent Joshua Chastain shattered. Battling nightmares and addiction, he leaves the concrete jungle for New Mexico horse country, hoping to start over on his uncle’s ranch.

Foreman Eli Kelly spends his life rehabilitating abused animals, and Joshua is just another lost soul. But as Joshua slowly begins to put his life back together, Eli realizes that Joshua is a lot more than his newest project.

Joshua’s plan seems to work—maybe a fresh start was just what he needed. Then, just when he has finally found a sense of peace, crime and hatred nearly destroy all his hard work, forcing him to reevaluate what he wants out his relationship with Eli and his own life.

Length: Novel (284p.) | Genre: Western | Release Date: July 10, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-787-0) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-786-3)

New releases: July 8, 2013

July 8, 2013

Better Than Good by Lane Hayes

Matt tags along with his gay roommate to a dance club, meets Aaron, and can’t deny the attraction between them. Better Than Good by Lane Hayes, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Matt Sullivan understands labels: law student, athlete, heterosexual. He has goals: graduate and begin his career in law. One fateful night, Matt tags along with his gay roommate to a dance club and everything changes. Matt finds himself attracted to the most beautiful man he’s ever seen. All labels go flying out the window.

Aaron Mendez doesn’t believe in labels, and he’s leery of straight curious men.  He makes it clear that he’ll hide his fabulous light for no one. While Aaron can’t deny the attraction between him and Matt, he is reluctant to start anything with someone who is still dealing with what this new label means—especially when that someone has a girlfriend.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 8, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-640-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-639-2)

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Thick as Thieves by Tali Spencer

Drawn together by lust and magic, Vorgell and Maddog find themselves up to their necks in witches, wizards, and trouble. Thick as Thieves by Tali Spencer, avialble from Dreampinner Press.

After Vorgell the barbarian fucks himself with a unicorn horn, he ends up in a cell with Maddog, a pretty young thief. It’s lust at first sight for Vorgell—but honestly, he can’t help it. Unicorn horn is a potent aphrodisiac, and now he can’t stop thinking about sex. Luckily, Madd is one male witch who knows how to put Vorgell’s new magical body to good use when he tricks Vorgell into a kiss that helps them escape.

Vorgell may desire sex in general—and Madd in particular—but Madd has no intention of being screwed by a man twice his size. He has problems of his own, including an enchanted collar that causes him to desire his most hated enemy. He wants that collar off as soon as possible, but that requires stealing a basilisk egg from the castle they just escaped.

Drawn together by lust and magic, the two men join forces and soon find themselves up to their necks in witches, wizards, and trouble. Vorgell and Madd might just be perfect for each other, but first they have to survive long enough to find out.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: July 8, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-785-6) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-784-9)

New releases: July 5, 2013

July 5, 2013

On Tinsel Wings by Augusta Li

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

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

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

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

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

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The Pauper Prince by Sui Lynn

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

2nd Edition

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

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

1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2012.

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

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The Return by Brad Boney

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

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

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

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

New releases: July 3, 2013

July 3, 2013

The Buyout by Bru Baker

Parker and Mason must focus on the buyout, their budding romance on hold, but that doesn’t stop them from flirting and teasing. The Buyout by Bru Baker, available from Dreamspinner Press.

All Parker Anderson has ever wanted is to take over as CEO of Anderson Industries when his father retires. But when his father is ready to leave the company, he doesn’t plan to pass the reins to Parker. Instead, he plans to sell the company, jeopardizing not only Parker’s job but hundreds of others.

Parker finds an unlikely ally in Mason Pike, the company’s resident IT guru. What starts as a flirtation takes them from coworkers to coconspirators in a plan to forcibly buy Anderson Industries out from under Parker’s father. While they focus on the buyout, their budding romance has to be put on hold, but that doesn’t stop them from flirting and teasing each other to distraction—and once their master plan comes to fruition, nothing and no one can keep them apart.

Length: Novella (125p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 3, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-775-7)

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The Flame by Skylar Jaye

Sparks flying off Marcus threaten to raze Jeremy’s plans for his future to the ground. The Flame by Skylar Jaye, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Despite the stigma against magiks other than the four elemental types, Jeremy Ashe works hard toward a degree in runic studies, navigating his way through family disproval and school clique politics while trying to figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life. What he never figured on is The Flame, Samuin College’s fire mage prodigy, Marcus Smith. Sparks strike and threaten to raze Jeremy’s plans to the ground. When strange fires begin to burn all over campus, clues point to Marcus. Suddenly life isn’t just complicated, it’s dangerous.

Length: Novella (163p.) | Genre: Fantasy – Contemporary, Coming of Age |Release Date: July 3, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-776-4)

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Healing Minds by M.D. Grimm

Josh’s one-sided conversations with wolf-shifter Xavier turn into a bargain that may save or doom them both when they’re attacked. Healing Minds by M.D. Grimm, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The Shifters: Book Five

Josh McPhee always wanted to be an agent. To keep from going crazy at the Agency’s New Mexico substation, he talks to the imprisoned wolf shifter—or tries to. Their one-sided conversations only prove the shifter is not getting the help he needs. After all, he is a victim too.

Wolf shifter Xavier doesn’t remember much before his time with the Knights or the time under their control, where he was brainwashed and used to kill innocent shifters. He wants to recover his memories, and yet he fears what he might find. He would escape were it not for the aide whose voice quiets Xavier’s implanted urges.

Late one night the Knights attack the station to retrieve what’s theirs. Overpowered, Josh cannot stop them before they unlock Xavier’s cage. But Xavier rushes to Josh’s rescue and, sensing his opportunity, escapes, taking Josh with him. When Josh wakes up on the road, they strike a bargain: Josh offers Xavier one month of freedom before he calls in the Agency. Both doubt he can be cured, but something about Josh makes Xavier better. They just have to figure out what before the past catches up to them.

Length: Novella (186p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters |Release Date: July 3, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-777-1)

New releases: July 1st, 2013

July 1, 2013

Cricket by Anna Martin

Cricket bridges the gap between England and New York for Henry—but Ryan must resolve his sexuality and his fear for them to be together. Cricket by Anna Martin, available from Dreamspinner Press.

New York native Henry Richardson needs a change. His boyfriend just dumped him, and his business has fallen victim to the economy. But is jumping on a plane after a surprise phone call taking things too far?

The promise of a new opportunity drags Henry away from the city to a tiny village in the English countryside and an enormous manor house his great-grandmother wants to bequeath him. As an experienced wedding planner, he sees the potential in renovating the dilapidated building and using it for events. All he needs is to find some local businesses to provide the essentials.

That’s how Henry meets Ryan Burgess, the shy but hardworking owner of an organic farm. The spark between them sizzles slowly while work on the house continues, but Ryan is deeply in the closet and unwilling to take the last step. They finally find something that clicks in cricket, something that Henry, a former amateur baseball player, is surprisingly good at. For him, cricket helps bridge the gap between England and New York—but unless Ryan can find something to span the divide between his sexuality and his fear, their relationship doesn’t stand a chance.

Length: Novel (280p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 1, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-877-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-876-1)

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Wild Horses by Kate Pavelle

Reclusive horse trainer Attila finds Kai’s presence tolerable as Kai tries to separate his new existence from his promiscuous past. Wild Horses by Kate Pavelle, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Steel City Story

Homeless pickpocket Kai Alwright steals a cell phone and some cash one day only to find the owner texting him, appealing to his better qualities. The request to return the phone stings Kai’s pride; he rides his rusty bicycle all the way to the stables north of the city, where Attila Keleman, the phone’s owner, offers him a new start in the form of a job and a roof over his head. Soon Kai discovers a natural talent for work with horses, and he makes every effort to separate his new existence from his promiscuous past on the streets.

Attila is a reclusive horse trainer whose dressage trophies gather dust, and whose broken heart has been walled off. His undiagnosed Asperger’s makes life around people a challenge, but though he prefers the company of horses, Attila finds Kai’s presence tolerable—even refreshing.

When a client who rides at the stable with her daughter finds out Attila is “still gay,” she tries to run Kai off—and she doesn’t stop there. Mortified, her adult daughter runs away and falls victim to a dark figure from Kai’s past. Kai joins Attila in a rescue mission that tears the civilized masks off their hidden pasts.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: July 1, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-601-9) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-600-2)

New releases: June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013

Forever Promised by Amy Lane

Benny is ready to start her own future. And so she offers Deacon and Crick an amazing gift… and a terrifying decision.  Forever Promised by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Keeping Promise Rock: Book Four

Crick has been home from Iraq for five years, Jeff and Collin are finally married, and Shane and Mikhail are quietly making lives better for the dispossessed teenagers who come their way. Everything is right in Deacon’s world, but nothing ever stays the same.

When Deacon’s best friends, Jon and Amy, answer the call of an opportunity in Washington, DC, Deacon figures that’s life. You love people, and they leave you, and you survive. Even Benny, Crick’s little sister, is close to grown and ready to start her own future. But Benny loves Deacon, and she owes him—she may move beyond The Pulpit and Levee Oaks one day, but not without leaving something of herself behind. And so she offers Deacon and Crick an amazing gift… and a terrifying decision.

Benny’s offer forces Deacon and Crick to dredge up every past mistake and offer of redemption. And not just the two of them—everybody is forced to examine the chances they’ve been given and the promises they’ve made. In a real family, a child is a promise, and to the men and women of Promise Rock, keeping that promise will change their lives forever.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 28, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-859-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-858-7)

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A Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell

Aric learns he is not the only one keeping secrets. Denys has a few of his own that could change both of their lives forever. A Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell, available from Dreamspinner Press.

“The last of your line will be in the embrace of a dragon.”

Aric, Crown Prince of Astria, has been brought up to believe that all dragons are evil. But when he speaks with one, he finds himself questioning those beliefs. The dragon tells him to find a sword in Sherwin Forest to save not only his kingdom but also his sister, Georgia, who must otherwise wed the prince of a neighboring kingdom.

At the start of his quest, Aric dons a disguise and meets Denys, an archer and herbalist who lives alone at the edge of the forest. Denys agrees to guide Aric into the forest, but then Georgia appears, revealing Aric’s true identity.

However, Aric learns he is not the only one keeping secrets. Denys has a few of his own that could change both of their lives forever.

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: June 28, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-861-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-860-0)