New releases: May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013

Bound by Guilt by Sandra Bard

Kit seduces Cory, and when Cory gives in, his lover, Sasha, catches them. But Kit won’t leave Sasha to build a new life alone. Bound by Guilt by Sandra Bard, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Kit Mason works at Eddy’s, a boutique where the clothes are chic, the paycheck’s weak, and Kit has no qualms about snagging rich older men looking to pay for play. When Cory St. James walks in, he checks all Kit’s boxes: he’s middle-aged, the entrepreneur of a pharmaceutical company, and already has a kept boy at home—what’s one more? Kit sets out to seduce Cory and bulldozes through his denials, but when Cory finally gives in, his lover, Sasha, catches them with their pants down.

Sasha isn’t the pampered toy Kit expected. In fact, Kit may have misjudged him. And the consequences that ensue when Sasha catches Kit and Cory together leave him alone. Unwilling to be weighed down by guilt, Kit decides to look after Sasha himself, even if Sasha can’t stand the sight of him and there are a few things about Kit’s past he doesn’t want Sasha to know. But Kit isn’t willing to do all the work when it comes to forcing Sasha to rebuild his life. It’s a slow process of growing trust and learning to stand on their own—and together.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary| Release Date: May 27, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-497-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-496-1)

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Learning to Love: Josh & Chris by K.C. Wells

Josh gave Chris the courage to come out, now he has to convince Chris they are perfect together. Learning to Love: Josh & Chris by KC Wells, available from Dreampinner Press.

Learning to Love: Book Three

When Chris Andrews gave evidence against the men who manipulated him into taking part in a homophobic assault, Josh Saunders was his rock, and his support gave Chris the courage to come out. Now that Chris finds himself sharing a house with Josh, he wonders where that strong, sexy guy has disappeared to. Chris wants him back—but he can’t wait forever.

Josh has been attracted to Chris from the get-go, and the more time they spend together, the stronger the pull grows. But he needs to make sure Chris feels the same attraction, and not just gratitude. Josh bides his time, waiting for the right moment… and misses his chance when Chris starts seeing someone else

Somehow Josh has to convince Chris they are perfect together. But first, he needs to figure out who has been sending Chris malicious letters, threatening him over the phone, and writing hateful slogans across their front door—and persuade his own ex, who seems determined to win Josh back, to get lost. In fact, Josh’s life may depend on it.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: May 27, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-485-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-484-8)

New release: May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

When Dachshunds Ruled the Serengeti by Michael Murphy

Phillip and José couldn’t be more different. For love to survive, they have to bridge the gap between two very separate worlds. When Dachshunds Ruled the Serengeti by Michael Murphy, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Phillip and José, newly minted Ivy League roommates, couldn’t be more different. Phillip is an only child from a wealthy New York City family. José is the oldest of nine children of Mexican migrant workers. He has only known rural life in the Southern US—though he was born in California, his family moved from state to state, following the crops across the country.

Phillip comes to school with every electronic gadget known to man. José arrives with the clothes on his back, a paperback he pulled from the trash in a bus station, and a notebook and pencil. They both need to adapt to their new environment and, in the process, quickly become fond of each other despite their differences.

As their fondness grows into love, their world is turned upside down when they are charged with caring for José’s eight younger siblings. To Phillip, sharing José is not easy. To José, caring for his siblings is his most important responsibility, even more so than his education. If his relationship with Phillip is to survive, they have to bridge the gap between two very different worlds.

Length: Novel (226p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: May 24, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-582-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-581-4)

Harmony Ink New Release: May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Everything We Shut Our Eyes To by Gene Gant

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Playing it straight helps Dwight save face temporarily, but living a lie tears his insides apart. Tell his dad…. Don’t tell his dad…. Everything We Shut Our Eyes To by Gene Gant, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

Prequel to The Thunder in His Head

Crushing on your straight best friend will make any normally outgoing high school football player withdraw from his friends. Unrequited love can do that to you. But when Dwight Varley’s mom dies, he’s also left with a burden of guilt he finds difficult to shake. To make matters worse, Dwight must cope with his distant, grieving father, who spirals into depression.

Playing it straight helps Dwight save face temporarily, but living a lie tears his insides apart. Tell his dad…. Don’t tell his dad…. Some choices seem too hard to make. Besides, what if coming out sends his dad over the edge?

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: Novella (137p) | Genre: Contemporary, Bittersweet Dreams | Release Date: May 23, 2013

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-694-1)

New releases: May 23, 2013

May 22, 2013

Adrian’s Librarian by Hollis Shiloh

Rakish Adrian Knowles kisses the wrong man by mistake and meets Oliver… who quickly becomes the only man he wants. Adrian’s Librarian by Hollis Shiloh, available from Dreamspinner Press.

One night at a masquerade party, rakish Adrian Knowles kisses the wrong man by mistake and meets Oliver Windham. Feisty yet wary and broken, Ollie desperately needs a friend. Almost against his will, Adrian finds himself playing the hero… and falling in love.

Adrian hires Ollie to set his library to rights—after having his servants put all the books out of order. He promises himself he’ll treat Ollie only as a friend, but Ollie quickly becomes the only man he wants.

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 (103p.) | Genre: Historical -European, Timeless Dream, Regency |Release Date: May 22, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-700-9)

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The Gig by Kim Fielding

An accident left Drew unable to communicate through either speech or writing. Travis is determined to help Drew find ways to succeed. The Gig by Kim Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Speechless – A Bones / Speechless Crossover

An accident in Drew Clifton’s past left the former novelist with aphasia, unable to communicate through either speech or writing. Through sheer strength of will, he built a quiet but lonely life for himself. But now he’s fallen in love with Travis Miller.

Travis has his own issues—a permanent eye injury and unemployment. But he’s determined to help Drew find ways to engage and succeed again in the wider world, and a guitar-playing gig at a local coffeehouse seems like a good start.

Dylan Warner and Chris Nock happen to be in the audience that evening, and they have a few niggling problems of their own. Perhaps a chance meeting will provide solutions that might benefit all of them.

Length: Short (24p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 22, 2013 | Free eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-712-2)

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Buried Bones by Kim Fielding

If Dylan and Chris want to build a lasting relationship, they’ll have to get rid of a ghost, face family, and deal with old emotions. Buried Bones by Kim Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Bones: Book Two; Sequel to Good Bones

Werewolves don’t have a how-to manual—nor do men embarking on a new life together.

It’s been a few weeks since Dylan Warner wolfed out and killed Andy, the crazed werewolf who originally turned him and later tried to murder Chris Nock. Architect Dylan and handyman Chris are still refurbishing Dylan’s old house as they work out the structure of their relationship. They come from very different backgrounds, and neither has had a long-term lover before, so negotiating their connections would be challenge enough even if Dylan didn’t turn into a beast once a month.

To make matters worse, Dylan’s house is haunted, and events from both men’s pasts are catching up with them. Dylan has to cope with the aftermath of killing Andy, and Chris continues to suffer the effects of a difficult childhood.

In his quest to get rid of the ghost, Dylan rekindles old friendships and faces new dangers. At the same time, Chris’s father makes a sudden reappearance, stirring up old emotions. If Dylan and Chris want to build a lasting relationship, they’ll have to meet these challenges head-on.

Length: Novel (250p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Ghosts/Spirits | Release Date: May 22, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-711-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-710-8)

Sexy Six Anniversary Short – Dirty Day by Rhys Ford

May 21, 2013

I knew the day was shitty the moment I’d gotten out to my car and found a splat of bird shit on the windshield. I should have taken that as a sign. No, instead I decided to hose it off and head out to take some shots because the light was perfect and there was a cotton candy frost of fog rolling in over the area.

Sometimes, life is trying to tell me what to do and I just don’t listen.

Which was why I somehow knew that something crappy was going to happen the moment I climbed up a fire escape to take a shot of the river and my foot shot out from under me. There wasn’t time to do much more than swear and hope. Pray perhaps but God already kind of told me I was going to have a bad day, what was I expecting from him? An air mattress?

It was only ten feet down but I couldn’t twist around in time. My thoughts as I tumbled from the fire escape were of Cole-ah and then my camera. If the fall killed me, someone would steal it because I wasn’t in a good neighbourhood. My shoes were probably going to be gone too. Classic Converses but still, practically new.

I probably thought of the shoes and camera because I didn’t want to dwell on how sad Cole would be. If Rick’s death hurt him, I think mine would kill him. There’s only so much death a man can take and hyung had taken much more than his share.

Wincing, I expected the hard ground so I was shocked when I hit in a juicy splat. Curled up as tight as I could around my camera, I struck hard and my lungs lost hold of any air they had in them, leaving me breathless and hurting. It took me a minute to first jumpstart my breathing and when I did, I found the air tasted of rotten vegetables.

That’s when I noticed I was sunken down into a spoiling stew of rotted cabbage leaves and onions, with possibly a garlic and fish head layer beneath it.

Thankfully my camera seemed dry and whole but standing up was a struggle, especially since the dumpster’s bottom seemed buried beneath refuge and gore. I hung my camera strap over one of the dumpster’s outer hooks to keep it safe while I tried to get out of the soup I’d fallen into. Television always showed people jumping in and out of the large metal rectangles with a graceful ease. The truth is far from that. I couldn’t get a purchase on the edge of the lip and when I did, my shoe’s rubber bottom slipped off in a loud squeak.

There was no way in hell I was taking my shoes off. Not while I was standing in ground zero of a chemical warfare laboratory.

The shirt only helped protect my belly a little bit because I left a curl of skin somewhere on the dumpster’s lip when I finally was able to hoist myself up. And while the alley’s cement was harder than the dumpster’s garbage, it was a hell of a lot less smelly.

But shit, it hurt. My back complained a bit, more because I landed hard on my knees and hands. Years of dancing and I could spin around a pole but try to climb out of a dumpster and I suddenly turned into a three-legged elephant.

Grabbing my camera, I squished back to my SUV and the day continued to piss on me. Trying to find a bright side to my missing tires and rims, the thieves at least propped the Explorer up on wooden blocks so whatever the round thing my wheels had been attached to weren’t on the ground. I knew where the gas went and when the lights flashed red on the dash, it was time to take it in for either oil or radiator fluid but that was pretty much all I knew about cars but I’d didn’t think the car could support its weight on its thin metal plates.

It looked like my phone survived the dunking, probably because my jeans were thick enough to ward off most of the dumpster’s liquid and I carefully dialed Triple A’s come-help-me number.

“Hey, mister!” A little boy… I think it was a boy… was sitting by the Explorer’s rear end, his stubby legs straddling a beaten up red tricycle. Snot ran down his nose and his tongue crept up from his mouth to lick at it. Swallowing, he grinned at me in that insane way kids did. “You stink!”

Caught in the voicemail loop of the call, the last thing I wanted to deal with was a booger-eating kid, especially one stupid enough to think I didn’t know I smelled like the ass end of balut-vomit. Taking one step towards him didn’t do anything to scare him off so I did the next best thing I could.

I shook furiously, splattering him with as much of the rotten cabbage stew as I could then listened to him screaming for his mother as he peddled off down the cracked sidewalk.

Gguh-juh.” I’d be the first one to say I’d been childish. And I’d do it again. I must have turned the corner in age because all I could think was his parents didn’t teach him proper respect. They would suffer for it when he got older.

Which brought me back to my mother and sisters. As if I needed another reminder I’d failed my family.

Someone at Triple A finally answered and I began my battle. After negotiating and pleading with them to venture into a neighbourhood more known for hood than neighbour, I called Cole-ah to beg him to come pick me up.

“Hey, agi. What’s up?” His voice was warm. It was always warm, especially when he was talking to me but right then, I needed him to just sit and mumble to me over the phone until I could find a shower to wash the crap off my skin.

I gave him a brief description of what happened, leaving out the extent of the fall but there was no bullshitting him. Someone just didn’t accidentally stumble into a dumpster. He knew I’d been above it but thankfully he didn’t say anything other than ask me for the address.

Then got very quiet when I told him where he could find me.

“Really?” Sarcasm sometimes came easily to my lover. This time, it literally flew out of his mouth like a tengu searching for its next victim. “You couldn’t maybe have flown to Beirut or Afghanistan? Maybe even the Doctor could have come by in the Tardis and you could have maybe dropped in on Normandy or Waterloo?”

“Are you coming or what?” I mumbled into the phone, keeping an eye out for the kid in case he returned with a parent.

“I’ll be there.” He sighed. “Shouldn’t be more than twenty minutes.”

“Maybe you can bring a trash bag or something for me to sit on?” I sniffed myself and reeled back from the stench coming up from my body. The sun soaked through me and I was baking in the cabbage stew’s odor. “The Rover’s new…”

“Babe, a drunk gay Korean threw up on me in the Rover. I am pretty sure nothing can compare to soju and kimchi.”

“Yeah, trash bag. This tops it.” I shook my legs out and something green slithered out of my jeans, plopping onto the street near my feet. I waited a moment to see if it would crawl away but so far it looked safe. “Just… shit, hurry.”

I didn’t see the headless mouse until it was too late. Leaning against my stripped down Explorer, I took off my Converses and socks to dry out and stupidly put my foot down without looking.

In this neighbourhood, there was a pretty good chance I’d step on a needle or something like that. No, I had to find a decapitated rodent some cat probably left behind to woo his piece of tail.

Which all meant I stepped on Romeo’s damned mouse with my bare foot.

I could have gone through life not knowing when a headless mouse gets stepped on, its guts squirt out like a popped party favour. I especially didn’t need to have its smelly innards shoot out from between my toes and over my foot.

“Fucking son of a bitch.” English is a great language to swear in. There’s a guttural oomph to English I can’t get in Korean and it has a lot of hard sounds compared to my native tongue. Gearing up for another round, I was surprised to see my absinthe eyed lover drive up in his Rover.

“Hey, need a ride, sexy?” Cole-ah can dance his eyebrows above his eyes. It always makes me laugh. “I got something sleek and hot you can try out.”

“How you’d get here so fast?” I had to lean against the Explorer. Putting my foot down would just smush the rodent guts into my skin. Because I needed more smelly gore on me than I already had. “You said twenty minutes.”

“No traffic.” His nose wrinkled so I guess he’d finally gotten a whiff of me. “Man….dude… I love you but damn.”

“Don’t remind me.” I jiggled my foot. “Tell me you have something I can wipe this off with? I stepped on a mouse.”

“I can tell. You’ve got a tail hanging from between your toes.”

Pretty sure I screamed like one of my sisters. Maybe not because Cole only chuckled a bit. If I’d screamed, I’m pretty sure he would have laughed hard enough to pass out.

“Let me park the car, get you cleaned up and you can change into the clothes I brought you.” He pulled the Rover up behind my SUV and I was inflicted with the humiliation of getting my toes cleaned with window cleaner and a sunglass chamois. The Triple A guy arrived during the assault on my dignity and Cole stepped in while I hopped over to the side of the Rover to see what Cole stuffed into a duffel bag.

Working at Dorthi Ki Seu wiped away any modesty I might have had so I didn’t mind opening the Rover’s passenger door and stripping down to my briefs. Considering we were in the asshole of Los Angeles’ ghettos, I wasn’t the first mostly naked man anyone would see today. At least I was partially hidden by the door.

“Oh, Cole-ah, I love you.” He’d shoved an industrial sized bottle of hand sanitizer into the duffel along with spare clothes and a towel. “Thank you.”

Using at least half of the alcohol smelling liquid on my hair to get the stench out, the stuff dried nearly as soon as I slopped it on but I enjoyed the stink leaving my skin. I was having difficulties reaching my back when Cole-ah came around the front of the car.

“Turn around. You’re going to hurt yourself if you keep twisting like that.” Cole-ah took the bottle from me and sloshed some into his hand. I turned and he coated my back, getting into the crease of my ass below the waistband of my briefs. “Quit wiggling.”

“I can reach there.” I scolded him playfully but I let him continue. His hands moved over my shoulder blades, briefly touching the scar Sheila gave me. He kissed the spot and I made a gagging sound. The sanitizer would be disgusting to taste but he did it anyway.

There was nothing more that I wanted to do than lean against him and just stay there.

“How about if you get into the car and I’ll clean off your feet again?” He whispered into my ear, his voice seductive and hot. “You’re standing on a used condom.”

“I fucking hate you.” Muttering under my breath did no good. Cole-ah’s hearing was like a dog’s. He laughed and helped me get dressed then hoisted me up into the car before I could object.

Grabbing my foot, he scrubbed my toes with more sanitizer and the towel. Inspecting my sole, he nodded once. “There you go. All sparkly clean.”

“Until we get home and I can take a shower.” Grumbling had no effect on Cole’s wicked smile and he shut the door on me, cutting off anything I could mutter at him.

The ride home…Home… God, would I ever get used to saying that? It was a quick trip. Cole-ah had as much good luck heading back as he did coming to get me. The roads were clear with only a few snarls in the usual places but we were at the house before the smell of my clothes and shoes ate through the garbage bag Cole-ah put them in.

I got into the shower as Neko was screaming hello at me. Grabbing the smelliest soap we had, I lathered up then worked on getting my hair clean. I was rinsing my head for the second time when the shower door opened and I felt a draft of cold air on my back and ass.

Then I felt a warm, muscular body against my back and ass and the world suddenly got so much better.

Strangely enough, I smelled kalbi on Cole when he snugged up against me.

“What are you up to?” I could feel what he was up to. His thickness pressed into the crack of my ass and my body purred all on its own.

“Do you know what today is?” His mouth followed the curve of my shoulder then Cole-ah nipped at the bend on my arm. Right after my neck, Cole-ah kissing or biting my shoulders or back drove me insane.

Okay anywhere he bit me drove me insane. And from the way he was chewing down my body, I was going to be rice noodle in a few moments.

Concentrating on what he was saying, I blinked, getting water in my eyes. “Um… no? What’s today?”

“Today, agi,” He punctuated his words with a suckling nibble on the small of my back and I had to press myself against the shower wall or I’d have slithered down the drain. “Today is exactly a year ago that we first met.”

Cole turned me around and I thanked God the shower wall had places to put soap and shampoo bottles because it gave me ledges to hold onto. The tile was warm on my skin, something else I was thankful for because when Cole-ah’s mouth wrapped around my dick, I would have gone into shock from the cold on one side and the hot on the other.

His huge hands held my hips, supporting my weight as I gripped his shoulders. That mouth…his tongue…his teeth… teased every inch of me and I nearly lost myself when I felt his throat around me. There were things he could do with that damned mouth and he did every single one of them, swallowing around me when I thought I couldn’t take much more.

His hair was wet when I stroked it and it gave me something to hold onto when he pitched my hips forward to slide a damp finger into my depths. He rocked into me, just enough to draw me into a taut bundle of nerves then his lips drew me forward, suckling and lightly biting every delicate span of skin he could find.

When he found the sweet spot inside of me, I gave in, surrendering every bit of myself into the hot clamp of his mouth. He milked me slowly, drinking in every gush pouring out of me. It was the closest I’d come to Heaven that day and knowing Cole-ah, it wouldn’t be the only time I’d die against him before the sun rose.

The coaxing fingers were now frothing my skin with soap and I let him guide me back under the warm water to wash away the suds. There were more kisses but I was sleepy and probably would have to explain the bruises I’d found on my legs during the first ten minutes of my shower. From the faint throbbing spots on my hips, there was a good chance I could convince Cole-ah he’d left them there but the stinging guilt in his enormous green eyes would do me in.

I’m man enough to tell him the truth.

Especially since he is man enough to love me while I struggled to find it.

“Happy anniversary, jagiya.” Cole kissed the corner of my mouth and the heat began to build up inside me again. “I love you.”

“I love you too, hyung.”

It was true. There was no greater truth than that. In the middle of every shit storm past and present, Cole stood in the middle, a sheltering rock I could cling to and warm my soul. It took me too long to realize that but now, I knew I could always hold onto him and the world could burn up around us and I’d be safe. He would keep me safe. I knew that now.

Even if I couldn’t feel my legs and my ass was complaining it needed more of the man holding me.

“Let me feed you. I cooked you kalbi.” He laughed when I eyed him suspiciously. “No, really. It tastes good. I even made purple rice. The panchan I got at H-Mart so you’ll just have to choke down what someone who knew what they were doing made.”

Saranghaeyo, Cole-ah.” I needed to say in Korean, just to cement it into my soul. The corners of his eyes crinkled when he smiled and I grinned back at him, a drowned rat formerly stinking of rotten cabbage.

Saranghaeyo, Kim Jae-Min,” He replied. “Now dry off so I can tell you how we’re going to be uncles.”

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You can read more about Cole and Jae in the Cole McGinnis Mysteries Series.

New releases: May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

Outlast the Night by Ariel Tachna

Unemployed and out of luck, Sam moves to Lang Downs and learns life as a gay man isn’t impossible—and Jeremy can be part of it. Outlast the Night by Ariel Tachna, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Lang Downs: Book Three; Sequel to Chase the Stars

Office manager Sam Emery is unemployed and out of luck. When his emotionally abusive wife demands a divorce, he contacts the one person he has left, his brother, Neil. He doesn’t expect Neil to reject him, but he also doesn’t expect the news of his divorce—and of his sexuality—to be met with such acceptance.

Neil takes Sam to Lang Downs, the sheep station Neil calls home. There, Sam learns that life as a gay man isn’t impossible. Caine and Macklin, the station owners, certainly seem to be making it work. When Caine offers Sam a job, it’s a dream come true.

Jeremy Taylor leaves the only home he’s ever known when his brother’s homophobia becomes more than he can bear. He goes to the one place he knows he will be accepted: Lang Downs. He clicks with Sam instantly—but the animosity between Lang Downs and Jeremy’s home station runs deep, and the jackaroos won’t accept Jeremy without a fight. Between Sam’s insecurity and Jeremy’s precarious position, their road will be a hard one—and that’s without having to wait for Sam’s divorce to be final before starting a new life together.

Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Contemporary| Release Date: May 20, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-709-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-708-5)

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Sixteen Songs About Regret by J.S. Cook

Simon flees to London to pursue music. When he meets Stephen, their careers take off, but they may be too scarred for a relationship. Sixteen Songs About Regret by J.S. Cook, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Prodigy pianist Simon Duckworth has a dark past. After being violently raped when he was thirteen, he flees to London, ashamed and determined never to tell a soul. He gets a job at a Denmark Street music shop, but it stifles him. At the first opportunity, Simon answers an ad for a musician, an act that changes his life forever.

Stephen Abednego has seen the same ad. He arrives in London with little more than his ambitions and a sheaf of poems, but together, they’re enough to get him hired. Under their new manager’s watchful eye, Stephen falls for Simon—but Stephen is deeply closeted, and Simon may be too emotionally scarred for a mature relationship.

With their manager’s help, their music rises, dragging them into the hectic world of superstardom, but success doesn’t come without a price. Each step out of the ennui and coal smoke of 1960s industrial London must be paid for in regret. With social convention standing between them and the whole world watching, Stephen and Simon discover that finding each other is not as easy as it seems.

Length: Novel (234p.) | Genre: Historical: European | Release Date: May 20, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-493-0) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-492-3)

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Until Forever Comes by Cardeno C.

When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent. Until Forever Comes by Cardeno C, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Book in the Mates Series

Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, he hopes to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack. Instead, Ethan learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate—a vampire named Miguel.

Miguel Rodriguez is more than four centuries old. Strong, powerful, and vicious, he walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent, and Miguel can’t resist for long. Once Miguel gives in, being together comes naturally. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other’s side until forever comes.

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal: Shape Shifters | Release Date: May 20, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-666-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-665-1)

New releases: May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

Finding Jackie by Lou Sylvre

Luki and Sonny should be honeymooning, but when Luki’s nephew is captured by a sadistic killer, the honeymoon is over. Finding Jackie by Lou Sylvre, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Vasquez & James: Book Three; Sequel to Delsyn’s Blues

Luki Vasquez and Sonny Bly James finally have their Hawaiian wedding, and it’s perfect, almost. But their three-phase honeymoon is riddled with strife. Luki’s status as a working badass spells discord for the newlyweds. A former informant from Luki’s days with ATFE brings a troubling message (or is it a warning?) from a Mob hit man. When Luki’s sixteen-year-old nephew, Jackie, is lured into capture and torture by a sadistic killer, the honeymoon is well and truly over.

The couple put aside their differences and focus on the grueling hunt, which takes them from leather bars to dusty desert back roads, and calls on Sonny’s deep compassion as well as Luki’s sharpest skills. Their world threatens to fall apart if they fail, but their love may grow stronger than ever if they succeed in finding Jackie—before it’s too late.

Length: Novel (270p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense |Release Date: May 17, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-489-3) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-488-6)

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A Good Name for a Hero by D. E. Elledge

When charter boat captain Ty falls for his second mate, Cody, it creates problems—but when danger threatens, they reveal their pasts. A Good Name for a Hero by D. E. Elledge, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Ty Blackburn sails the Gulf Coast of Southern Florida, taking tourists on chartered tours and photographing the local wildlife and scenic landscapes. Hiring Cody Masterson as second mate and photography assistant seems like a good idea, but when Ty finds himself falling for the attractive and self-proclaimed straight young man, it creates problems. Ty has a rule against dating his employees, and Cody’s behavior raises doubts about his sexual orientation.

Frustration mounts, increased by threatening letters and secrets neither man wishes to share. When the danger turns real, Ty and Cody reveal their pasts, and their relationship turns physical. But pressures on both of them threaten their relationship. To save Ty’s life, Cody must resolve his conflicting desires and decide what is really important to him.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: May 17, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-491-6) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-490-9)

Harmony Ink New release: May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

That Witch! by Zoe Lynne

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Cassidy’s coming into her magic. Brynn’s realizing her sexuality will cause family problems. But what she and Cassidy feel can’t be denied. That Witch! By Zoe Lynne, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

Secrets of Majestic Hills: Book One

Cassidy Ryan and Brynn Michaels attend the same high school, but they live in different worlds. Cassidy’s a popular cheerleader, and Brynn’s the social leper. One is all sunshine and rainbows, while the other could’ve been carved from an Edgar Allan Poe book.

Both girls have their problems, though. Cassidy is coming into her birthright—a long line of ancient magic Cassidy isn’t ready to have. Brynn is coming into her sexuality—something that will definitely cause problems with her very conservative family.

When a teacher assigns Cassidy and Brynn to work together on a project, the girls find themselves in a heap of trouble, because what they feel for each other can’t be denied. If they have any hope of changing ignorant and frightened minds, they’ll have to listen to their own hearts first.

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Other Paranormal (witchcraft) | Release Date: May 16, 2013

Buy as ebook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-693-4) | Buy as paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-692-7)

New releases: May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

The South Side Tour Guide by Shelter Somerset

When Andy gets in trouble, he stays with his former brother-in-law, Harden, until it blows over. But even that may not be safe. The South Side Tour Guide by Shelter Somerset, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Andrew Wingal’s life has become a farce. Unemployed for more than a year, he starts giving tours into the seedy parts of Chicago to tourists eager to witness real-life crime. The local media, politicians, the police department, and belligerent gang members don’t like him. When Andy’s job gets him into deeper trouble, his hotheaded boyfriend insists he flee town for a few weeks until things simmer down. With nowhere else to go, Andy heads for eastern Iowa, where his former brother-in-law, Harden Krane, lives on an idyllic farm with his two school-age children, Mason and Olivia. Harden has his own specters haunting him. Left with his young daughter and son to raise on his own, he struggles to work full time and build a normal life for them. Yet when Andy shows up after a three-year absence, he hopes that the family’s hardships might ease up, if only temporarily. But during Andy’s stay, a common menace from Harden and Andy’s past appears unexpectedly—and Harden and Andy find solace in each other in a way neither imagined possible. Length: Novel (304p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-697-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-696-5) ——————————————————————————————————————-
Denying Yourself by Silvia Violet

Matt’s straight but attracted to Shane. Shane’s gay—and part werewolf. Before they can accept each other, they must accept themselves. Denying Yourself by Silvia Violet, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Matt and Shane both have secrets. Matt never believed he was anything but straight, yet he’s increasingly attracted to his best friend. Shane is comfortable with being gay, but when he discovers he’s part werewolf, he hides that part of himself, fearing Matt’s reaction. Suffocated by his uptight parents and conservative hometown, Shane begs Matt to run away with him. But starting over doesn’t help. Matt still denies his desires, and Shane abuses alcohol to dampen his wolfish urges. When Matt breaks down and kisses Shane, the pent-up passion proves too much for Shane’s self-control, and his wolf gets free. Horrified, Shane flees—into deeper trouble. Before they can hope to accept each other, Shane and Matt must accept themselves. Length: Novella (205p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shape-shifters, M/M/M and More |Release Date: May 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-572-2) ——————————————————————————————————————-
Still by Mary Calmes

After seventeen years, Sivan wants a divorce. Walter’s no good with words, but he must speak or love his soon-to-be-ex-husband in silence. Still by Mary Calmes, available from Dreamspinner Press.

What happens when two men who have been together for seventeen years fall out of love? Sivan Cruz, a set director in San Francisco, and Walter Wainwright, a big shot Bay Area lawyer, find out the hard way. Walter loves Sivan with all his heart but rarely talks about it, and Sivan needs to hear the words. The language of the love they have shared for so long, that has enabled them to build a life together and raise two children, stops working. They become—still. When Sivan asks for a divorce, Walter doesn’t know how to say no. They separate, but while Sivan sees the relationship as over, Walter sees only a temporary setback. He has never lost his passion for Sivan and decides he has to say something before he ends up loving his husband in silence for the rest of his life. Length: Novella (190p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 15, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-695-8) ——————————————————————————————————————-
Tats of Honor by Vona Logan

Kegan comes to New Zealand looking for perspective. He finds Dominic, a man mired in grief. Maybe together they can heal. Tats of Honor by Vona Logan, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Kegan Andrews wears his heart on his sleeve, or rather his skin—his tattoo is a testimony to those he’s loved and lost. The losses are piling up—like his young cousin’s suicide and his fiancée’s betrayal. He needs perspective, and the New Zealand trip he planned months ago seems to promise him that. Then Kegan meets Dominic, a man wrapped in so much grief and guilt it’s as if his own heart died two years ago with his long-time partner. Dominic can’t move on—can’t even imagine it until Kegan jumpstarts his frozen heart. Dominic knows Kegan isn’t gay, so he fights his growing feelings, but Kegan embraces his new self-knowledge about whom he might love. Will Dominic stay mired in the safety of past heartbreak and become a distant memory etched into Kegan’s skin, or will he risk himself for the promise of a new beginning? Length: Novella (116p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 15, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-635-4)

New releases: May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

A Casual Weekend Thing by A.J. Thomas

When Christopher and Doug’s stay in town for a case, they become suspects in an ongoing investigation. A Casual Weekend Thing by A.J. Thomas, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Doug Heavy Runner left the life of an openly gay Miami police officer and returned to his home on the Salish-Kootenai Indian Reservation when his mother got sick. In the two years since she passed, he’s carved out an empty life as a small-town deputy, relying on out-of-town one-night stands to keep him sane. Then he meets Detective Christopher Hayes, and they share a wild night so incredible Doug breaks his own rule and allows a one-night stand to grow into a weekend of amazing sex.

When Christopher travels from San Diego to Montana to deal with his abusive brother’s suicide, he doesn’t expect to find the man he spent the weekend with to be handling his brother’s case. He certainly doesn’t mind spending more time with Doug—but then an arsonist destroys the house Christopher inherited from his brother, and Christopher and Doug discover they are the primary suspects.

As they investigate, they discover Christopher’s dead brother has set them on the trail of a psychotic pedophile who will stop at nothing to silence his last victim. However, the search for the victim goes horribly wrong, leaving Doug hospitalized and Christopher at the mercy of the killer….

Length: Novel (310p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense| Release Date: May 13, 2013|Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-487-9) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-486-2)

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Chase the Storm by V.M Waitt

Elijah is an outsider until he takes a job on Chase’s farm—and a place in Chase’s heart. Chase the Storm by V.M Waitt, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Up until he buys an old truck, Elijah Morgan lives life according to his family’s plan, never feeling like he belongs. Desperate to find his own path, he heads out on the open road, only to end up stranded in Nebraska. Not wanting to ask for his parents’ help, he takes a job with tough, independent farmer Chase McKenzie.

Despite their age gap, the attraction between Chase and Elijah soon becomes undeniable. They give in to their desire, but that night changes everything and threatens the secret Chase guards so carefully.

As the summer heats up, so does their relationship. When autumn arrives, Elijah is due back at college, and he’ll have to choose whether to continue his education and follow in his family’s footsteps… or to stay in Nebraska with the man he loves.

Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Western | Release Date: May 13, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-495-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-494-7)