Why Nileas Loved the Sea by Ariel Tachna

August 18, 2010

Why Nileas Loved the Sea by Ariel Tachna is now available in eBook.

For years, Aeolus has fought the Sirens, trying to rescue hapless sailors from their clutches, to no avail. When he encounters Nileas, the first man to heed his warnings in time to be saved, Aeolus at last has a chance to indulge his fascination with the world of men. As they begin the long journey back to Nileas’s home at the other side of the Mediterranean, sharing stories of their respective lives, it becomes apparent Nileas is just as fascinated with the world of the sea—and with the merman who saved him.

Despite the attraction growing between them, neither can see a way past the limitations of their races. Aeolus cannot live long on land, nor Nileas survive in the sea, but their love proves stronger than Aeolus’s determination to let Nileas go. Can they find a compromise that will let them share their lives, or will they need to challenge the gods for the right to be together forever?

Genre: Fairy Tale

Breaking Limits by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna

July 21, 2010

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

Exploring Limits Series Book Four

Just when castmates Jonathan Braedon, Devon Aldridge, and Kit Webster think they’ve found a balance in their three-sided relationship, a specter from Devon’s past returns to haunt him. The Dom who taught Devon about BDSM represents everything about the scene Devon fears, and he’s now on the Camelot set with every intention of breaking up the lovers, reclaiming his sub, and leaving chaos in his wake.

Anniversary Contest

July 10, 2010

It’s been almost three years since A Summer Place was released and to celebrate, I’m having a contest on my blog! To enter, simply go by this post and leave a comment about why you liked A Summer Place. The winner will get the choice of any of my other titles!

The contest runs through July 16.

Her Two Dads by Ariel Tachna

June 21, 2010

Her Two Dads by Ariel Tachna is now available in paperback and eBook.

Srikkanth Bhattacharya is a quintessential gay bachelor and perfectly happy about it—until he gets a call from the local hospital telling him his best friend died in childbirth. Sri had agreed to provide the sperm to make Jill’s dream of motherhood come true, but he’d never expected to have to make decisions for a baby girl. He intends to place her with an adoptive family, but once he sees her, Sri can’t bring himself to do it, so now he’s struggling to learn how to deal with a newborn.

His housemate and friend, Jaime Frias, volunteers to help, never guessing he’ll fall in love with both the baby and Sri. Everything seems perfect until a visit from Social Services sends Sri into a tailspin, feeling like he has to choose between his daughter and a relationship with the man he’s coming to love.

5% of all profits from this title will be donated to the Family Equality Council & COLAGE.

Both of these organizations work to advance full social and legal equality for LGBT families.

Refining Limits by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna

May 19, 2010

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

Exploring Limits Series Book Three

Their relationship strengthened by testing and stretching their limits during their beach weekend, Jonathan Braedon, Devon Aldridge, and Kit Webster encounter new challenges: the cast and director of Camelot have discovered their still-shaky relationship and an unexpected separation throws Devon and Kit together without Jonathan as a buffer, forcing them to face the reality of the attraction that has developed just between them.

Find Exploring Limits and Stretching Limits here.

Healing in His Wings by Ariel Tachna

April 28, 2010

Healing in His Wings by Ariel Tachna is now available in eBook.

When the Starfire is struck by a mysterious and deadly plague, the captain and crew have no choice but to throw themselves on the mercy of the healers of a nearby, uncharted planet. First Officer Ryan Nelson accompanies the sickest patients to the planet’s surface, where he is put under the supervision of Juo-ta-ri, an apprentice to one of the healers who is helping the crew. The two have barely begun to explore the chemistry between them when Ryan’s body betrays him and he falls ill as well. Now it’s a race against time to see if Juo can bring the fever down before Ryan’s hallucinations kill him.

Reprint: This short story was originally published in the Dreamspinner Press anthology Size Matters.

Homecoming by Ariel Tachna

April 27, 2010

Homecoming

The sun was warm on Ted’s face even with the tinted windows and the air conditioning in the airport terminal. He’d begged and pleaded to be allowed to come through security to meet this particular plane. His friend’s injury had finally been what tipped the scales in his favor. Les couldn’t walk so he couldn’t carry his bag on crutches. The argument wouldn’t have worked on a larger airport but Lexington was small enough and Southern enough to bend the rules for a sob story about a man who just lost his leg and needed help adjusting to his new life.

It was all true. It just wasn’t the whole truth. The whole truth was that Ted couldn’t wait a moment longer to see his friend. They’d kept in touch the entire time Les was gone, but Ted had come to realize it was far more than friendship that bound them together. Thus the flowers in his hand, the stems crushed by his nervous grip. Les had said repeatedly that he wouldn’t have made it without Ted’s unwavering support so Ted hoped maybe Les felt the same way. It had taken his friend nearly dying, though, to give him the courage to do more than dream.

The plane taxied into place, the jet way moving into position. Ted told himself Les would be the last one out because he’d need a wheelchair, but that didn’t stop him from hovering at the entrance to the jet way, just in case.

The departing passengers streamed past Ted, smiling as they saw the flowers in his hand. He figured they were wondering who the lucky girl was. Ted only hoped Les would consider himself a lucky guy. Then Les was there in front of him, hobbling on crutches but under his own power. Ted held out the flowers, hope shining on his face.

“What are you doing here?” Les asked, laughing.

Ted took a deep breath and leaned forward, brushing his lips over Les’s. This was the moment of truth. Les would either kiss him back or deck him.

Les kissed him back.

Wine with Ariel Tachna

April 26, 2010

Ariel Tachna talks about wine and food and travel with Romance in the Back Seat. Read her interview here.

Seducing C.C. by Ariel Tachna

April 16, 2010

Seducing C.C. by Ariel Tachna is now available in paperback and eBook.

When Astro—as his fellow counselors dub him—signed up to spend the summer at Camp Laguna, North Carolina’s premier girls’ camp, he had two goals in mind: escape the memories of his cheating ex and avoid any other romantic entanglements. Then he meets C.C., the camp’s EMT and handyman. It doesn’t take long for Astro to realize that C.C. will pose far more problems to his peace of mind than his ex ever did.

C.C. is gay, unattached, and interested. He’s also a playboy of the worst order, and Astro is all too aware that they only have nine weeks together before the summer ends. So Astro has a choice: fan the flames between them and hope he can seduce C.C. into a relationship that lasts past the end of the summer, or let the chance pass him by and protect his heart.

Stretching Limits by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna

March 17, 2010

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

Sequel to Exploring Limits

Having made a commitment to see where their relationship leads, actors Jonathan Braedon, Devon Aldridge, and Kit Webster are taking advantage of a long weekend break from filming the miniseries Camelot to escape their castmates and head for the coast of France. They’re already exploring options they’d never before considered, and at a cottage with a private beach, they’ll stretch the limits of their growing intimacy and introduce a new level of kinkiness to their loveplay.