Release day celebration!

April 8, 2011

Hello, everyone!

For those who don’t know me, I’m Ariel Tachna, mother of two, full-time writer and social networking coordinator for Dreamspinner Press. I’ll be around at various intervals all day today celebrating the release of my latest novel, Overdrive.

I want to start by sharing a video with you. This is not my video. I haven’t ever had the chance to attend a World Rally Championship race, much less in Sweden, but it should at least give you an idea of what my guys do for a living.

Enjoy!

Overdrive by Ariel Tachna

April 8, 2011

Will Daniel and Frank beat the odds to win the championship and a chance at love? Overdrive (m/m) by Ariel Tachna, available from Dreamspinner Press.

All his life, French racer Daniel Leroux has dreamed of one thing: winning the World Rally Championship. To do that, he needs a co-driver he can trust. If only he could find one….

At the end of a disastrous season, Daniel’s manager replaces his incompetent co-driver with Frank Dufour, a young Canadian whose rally team let him go because he was gay. Daniel’s in heaven, thinking he might find more than just a teammate, but his manager puts the brakes on, declaring Frank firmly off limits. Frank isn’t any more ready to risk his second—and last—chance at making it in the WRC, no matter how attractive he finds Daniel. Sex and cars don’t mix.

Amidst a bitter rivalry with another driver, sabotage attempts, extreme weather conditions, and the stress of racing, Daniel and Frank forge a partnership that defies the odds, but just as things start to heat up between them, a family emergency calls Frank away. Will they find their way back together or will the separation and the spotlight be too much for their fledgling love to survive?

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

The Inventor’s Companion by Ariel Tachna

March 11, 2011

Can Gabriel’s love for Lucio survive the inherent infidelity of Lucio’s life? The Inventor’s Companion (m/m) by Ariel Tachna, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Gabriel Blackstone’s world is divided quite clearly into castes: everyone knows their place and abides by it. As an inventor in the merchant caste, his life is predictable in its routine until the night his best friends and assistants, Caleb and Andrew, purchase the time—and body—of a companion for his birthday. As an activist in the Caste Equality movement, everything Gabriel believes in tells him to refuse the gift, but then he meets Lucio. The beautiful and alluring companion is far more than the vapid courtesan he’d expected, and he can’t get the man out of his mind.

After that night, Gabriel tells himself to forget about Lucio, but a chance meeting at a ball makes it clear neither of them is willing to ignore the compelling chemistry between them. It will take all their combined trust and cunning, plus the help of a wily aristocrat and a plucky political activist, to overcome the challenges of infidelity, abuse, and social stigma that lay along their road; however, Gabriel knows it will all be worth it if at the end of the day he can call Lucio his own.

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Genre: Steampunk, Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: Novel

Rediscovery by Ariel Tachna

February 9, 2011

Will Michael’s preconceptions keep him from seeing all Lee has to offer? Rediscovery (m/m) by Ariel Tachna, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Visiting the dealers room at the Houston Gay Gamers convention, Michael Donovan’s attention is caught by a booth featuring leather wear and fetish gear. Though he’s never been drawn to that lifestyle, he can’t deny his attraction to the handsome man staffing the booth, especially when he sees Lee helping to entertain another vendor’s young children. Lee soon makes it clear the attraction is mutual, but can Michael move past his preconceptions about Lee’s wares and get to know the man himself?

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Something about Harry by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna

January 26, 2011

Something About Harry by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna is now available in eBook.

Can Sasha and Harry overcome their distrust of each other to win the war against the Gavenelians and surrender to love?

A novella in the Hot Cargo universe

Desperate for an edge in the war against the Gavenelians that will keep the Confederation from losing as many ships to the sadistic aliens as they destroy, Sasha Dmitrov contacts the space pirate he knows only as Harry, hoping the mysterious engineer will be able to pull off one more miracle. Having been warned of Harry’s disdain for the Confederation, Sasha is prepared for Harry to tell him to jump out an airlock without a space suit. The last thing he expects is an invitation to Nicodemus Vector, Harry’s shielded planetoid. What Sasha discovers is an Andromedite empath who sees far too deeply into his soul.

As they race against time for a breakthrough that will tip the scales in their favor, Sasha finds himself more and more attracted to the reclusive mercenary. But duty calls, and Sasha has a war to win before he can even think about returning to Harry’s side—assuming that either of them will risk opening himself to the other’s empathic touch.

Read about Peter and Blaise in Hot Cargo and about Ryan and Juo in Healing in His Wings.

Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Novella

The Matelot by Ariel Tachna

December 24, 2010

The Matelot by Ariel Tachna is now available in paperback and eBook.

Their pirate vessel destroyed, Captain Amery White, ship’s surgeon Gavin Watson, and quartermaster Quinn Davies are left without a livelihood or a home. The three men have served together since they were old enough to put to sea, sharing hardships and comfort until Amery and Gavin formalized their union with a matelotage—the pirate equivalent of a marriage contract.

Now they’ve been offered a letter of marque and a fine English galleon with enough speed and firepower to catch and capture any ship in the Caribbean. But their mission brings back memories long buried and puts a strain on Amery and Gavin’s relationship, especially when the Silver Queen captures a Spanish slave ship, bringing the very young, very beautiful, and very abused Eliodoro to their crew.

Quinn finds himself torn between the love he’s always had for his friends and his desire for their new crew member. When secrets from the past come to light and cause a rift between Amery and Gavin, Quinn will have to choose between substituting for Gavin’s true love and becoming the center of Eliodoro’s world.

Length: Novel
Genre: Historical–Americas

No Limits by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna

November 10, 2010

No Limits by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna is now available in eBook.

Exploring Limits Volume Six
Sequel to Transcending Limits
As the end of filming the miniseries Camelot nears, lovers Jonathan Braedon, Devon Aldridge, and Kit Webster are trying to find a way to deal with their imminent separation. Each man suggests a special way to mark their commitment to each other, but will promises and memories be enough to sustain their relationship when roles and family responsibilities pull them apart?

Genre: BDSM/Kink, m/m/m or more
Length: Novella

Myths and Magic: Legends of Love Anthology

October 15, 2010

Myths and Magic: Legends of Love is now available in paperback and eBook.

Lose yourself in tales of yore, in myths, fairy tales, and legends shrouded in the mists of time. These are stories of beasts and men from ancient tomes, of gods, sorcerers, and ancient heroes, of fairies and elves, of dragons and unicorns, and almost anything you might dream. Let your imagination take the reins and experience the power of the timeless past as men in many different forms undertake the highest of quests: the search for a love of the ages.
For a full list of story titles and blurbs, see the excerpt page at Dreamspinner Press’s web site.

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal

Perilous Partnership by Ariel Tachna

October 8, 2010

Perilous Partnership by Ariel Tachna is now available in paperback and eBook.

A spin-off of the Partnership in Blood series.

A year after the end of the war that brought them together, Raymond Payet and Jean Bellaiche have found a balance in their relationship: Jean drinks only Raymond’s blood; Raymond sleeps only in Jean’s bed. The demands of their public roles as president of l’Association Nationale de Sorcellerie and chef de la Cour of the Parisian vampires keep them busy dealing with fallout from the war and the alliance, particularly the not-always-successful partnerships between vampires and wizards.

The foundation of an institute to research and educate wizards and vampires about the implications of the partnership bonds only adds to those responsibilities. When political factions, both vampire and mortal, oppose their leaders’ decisions, the stress begins to affect Raymond and Jean’s deepening relationship. And when political opposition turns to vandalism and then to violence, they’ll have to find a way to reconcile their personal and professional lives before external and internal forces pull them apart.

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal

The first 20 paperback orders will receive signed copies of the book!

Transcending Limits by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna

September 15, 2010

Transcending Limits by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna is now available in eBook.

Exploring Limits Series Book Five

When Camelot castmates Jonathan Braedon, Devon Aldridge, and Kit Webster admit their love for each other, it doesn’t magically eliminate every issue in their evolving romance. Devon, free of the demons from his past, still hesitates to resume a dominant role in their lovemaking, and Kit’s discovery of a kink Jonathan would have preferred to keep hidden leads to an explosion that might tear the threesome apart.

Genre: BDSM/Kink, m/m/m or more