Harmony Ink New Release: November 7, 2013

November 7, 2013

Here’s to You, Zeb Pike by Johanna Parkhurst

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Dusty’s new life is a struggle, after appedicitis ruins everything. At what point in life do you keep climbing your mountain or turn back? Here’s to You, Zeb Pike by Johanna Parkhurst, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

Fact: When Zebulon Pike attempted to climb what is now known as Pikes Peak, he got stuck in waist-deep snow and had to turn back.

That’s the last thing Dusty Porter learns in his Colorado history class before appendicitis ruins his life. It isn’t long before social services figures out that Dusty’s parents are more myth than reality, and he and his siblings are shipped off to live in Vermont with an uncle and aunt they’ve never met.

Dusty’s new life is a struggle. His brother and sister don’t seem to need him anymore, and he can’t stand his aunt and uncle. At school, one hockey player develops a personal vendetta against him, while Emmitt, another hockey player, is making it hard for Dusty to keep pretending he’s straight. Problem is, he’s pretty sure Emmitt’s not gay. Then, just when Dusty thinks things can’t get any worse, his mother reappears, looking for a second chance to be a part of his life.

Somehow Zebulon Pike still got the mountain named after him, so Dusty’s determined to persevere—but at what point in life do you keep climbing, and when do you give up and turn back?

Length: Novel (180p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: November 7, 2013

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62798-525-3) | Buy as a paperback (ISBN:978-1-62798-524-6)

Harmony Ink New Release: October 31, 2013

October 31, 2013

Blood Moon (Insolita Luna: Book One) by M.J. O’Shea

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Noah walked away from Zack after a summer kiss. He returns one year later sweeter than ever, but something’s not quite right about him. Blood Moon (Insolita Luna: Book One) by M.J. O’Shea, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

3rd Edition
Insolita Luna: Book One

Zack met his best friend, Noah, at Harper Lake when they were five years old. Summer after summer, his feelings grew, but he assumed Noah didn’t feel the same. But one night when they were seventeen, Zack kissed Noah… and Noah kissed him back. Zack was sure he did. But the next morning, Noah put an end to their friendship and walked away, leaving Zack with a broken heart.

A year has passed, and Zack goes back to the lake—where every leaf, rock, and turn in the road remind him of the biggest mistake he ever made. He hates thinking about what he lost, and more than anything he wants his best friend back. He figures it’ll be the longest summer ever. But then Noah shows up out of the blue, apologetic and more gorgeous than ever. Noah is sweet and attentive, and Zack can almost believe nothing had ever gone wrong. But there’s something different about his old friend, something not quite right. Zack doesn’t want to ruin the fragile new bond between them, but he has to know… What secret is Noah hiding?

1st Edition published by Republica Press, May 2010.
2nd Edition published by M.J. O’Shea, April 2012.

Length: Novel (160p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Vampires, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Other Paranormal, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: October 31, 2013

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62798-452-2) | Buy as a paperback (ISBN:978-1-62798-453-9)

Harmony Ink New Release: October 24, 2013

October 24, 2013

Safe by C. Kennedy

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Caleb and Nico met at 10, kissed at 12, and were in love by 18. Caleb must keep Nico safe after Nico’s family finds out. Safe by C. Kennedy, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

2nd Edition

They met at ten, kissed at twelve, and were madly in love by eighteen.

Caleb Deering is the captain of the swim team and the hottest senior in school. He comes from a loving home with a kind father and a caring, but strict mother who is battling breast cancer. Nico Caro is small and beautiful, and has a father who rules with an iron fist—literally.

One morning Caleb forgets himself, and he pecks Nico on the lips at school. A teacher sees them and tattles to the headmaster. The accidental outing at school might be the least of their problems, because the ball set in motion by the school’s calls to their parents could get Nico killed. In the face of that very real danger, Caleb knows he has only one mission in life: to keep Nico safe.

1st Edition published by No Boundaries Press, April 2012.

Length: Novella (90p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: October 24, 2013

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62798-346-4)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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: April 1st, 2013

April 1, 2013

The Knight by Kate Sherwood

Before the revolution, Adam was a rich idealist and Remy a jaded prostitute. After, they’re still fighting for their lives—and each other. The Knight by Kate Sherwood, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Against the Odds: Book Two; Sequel to The Pawn

Things were confusing enough before the revolution, when Adam Challoner was a rich idealist and Remy Stone a jaded prostitute. After months of fighting, Adam has risen to become the leader of the continent. Now he’s responsible for feeding his people and holding the country together.

But without a fight, without a purpose, Remy scrambles to find his place in the freedom of the postrevolution world. When his quest takes him away from the capitol, Adam can’t object. Remy was a slave before the revolution—Adam won’t deny him his freedom now.

Then an attempt on Adam’s life brings Remy back to his side. In his new role as bodyguard, Remy keeps his distance, but neither he nor Adam can ignore the connection between them. For them to be together, Remy needs to free himself from the damage inflicted by his past, and Adam has to fight through the restrictions of his present. But as the political situation deteriorates, Adam and Remy once again find themselves fighting for their lives—and for each other.

Length: Novel (212p.) | Genre: Science Fiction | Release Date: April 1, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-473-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-472-5)

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Play Me, I’m Yours by Madison Parker

Even though Lucas hasn’t come out, his mom and his friend try to set him up with boys—just not the one he wants. Play Me, I’m Yours by Madison Parker, available from Harmony Ink Press.

Fairy Tate. Twinklefingers. Lucy Lu. Will the taunting ever end? Lucas Tate suffers ridicule because of his appearance and sensitive nature. When he’s not teased, he’s ignored, and now he doesn’t know which is worse. His one comfort in life is his music; he feels unloved by everyone. What he wants more than anything is to find a friend.

Much to his dismay, both his mom and a schoolmate are determined to find him a boyfriend, despite the fact Lucas hasn’t come out to them. His mom chooses a football player who redefines the term “heartthrob,” while Trish pushes him toward the only openly gay boy at Providence High. But Lucas is harboring a crush on another boy, one who writes such romantic poetry to his girlfriend that hearing it melts Lucas into a puddle of goo. All three prospects seem so far out of his league. Lucas is sure he doesn’t stand a chance with any of them—until sharing his gift for music brings him the courage to let people into his heart.

Length: Novel (244p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Gay, YA | Release Date: April 1, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-450-3) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-449-7)