Making Promises by Amy Lane

July 26, 2010

Making Promises by Amy Lane is now available in paperback and eBook.

All Shane Perkins ever wanted to be was a hero. But after a career-shattering decision to go down fighting, Shane comes home from the hospital to four empty walls, a pile of money, and a burning desire for someone to miss him the next time he gets hurt in the line of duty. He ends up an officer in the small town of Levee Oaks, and, addicted to the promise of family, he makes an effort to reconcile with his flighty, troubled sister. Kimmy makes her living as a dancer, and her partner steals Shane’s breath at first sight.

Mikhail Vasilyovitch Bayul dances like an angel, but his past is less than heavenly. Since he left Russia, he’s made only two promises: to stay off the streets and stay clean, and to take his mother someplace beautiful before she dies. Making promises to anybody else is completely out of the question—but then, Mikhail has never met anybody like Shane. Earnest, brave, and self-deprecating, Shane seems to speak Mikhail’s language, and no one is more surprised than Mikhail to find that keeping promises is Shane’s best talent of all.

A Keeping Promise Rock spin-off

Valley of Shadows by Phoenix Emrys

July 23, 2010

Valley of Shadows by Phoenix Emrys is now available in paperback and eBook.

Ellery James, a celebrated author of historical romances, shuns the spotlight, preferring the solitude of his small town sanctuary to risking media scrutiny. He harbors a closely guarded secret that is not only the bane of his existence, but the source and inspiration of his bestsellers.

His strictly proscribed existence goes south and sideways when the grimly dangerous Boone Dantrell blazes into Ellery’s life. Ellery is alarmed to experience a tentative but undeniable connection to the haunted, mysterious stranger with secrets of his own, and the burgeoning attraction between them grows almost as swiftly as the danger dogging Boone.

They’ve barely met before their secrets and worlds collide, thrusting them both into unimaginable peril. The battle they must wage together spans this world—and the next—and losing it could cost them not only their lives, but their very souls.

Crook by Michael Gouda

July 19, 2010

Crook by Michael Gouda is now available in paperback and eBook.

Young Ned Fickler’s life is one of misadventure. The house he robs belongs to a policeman… a handsome one at that. The car he steals belongs to the boss of the neighborhood’s shadiest operations… and carries a nasty surprise in the trunk. His best friend and partner-in-crime, Colly, tends to fly off the handle at the slightest provocation… and now he’s got a gun. It isn’t easy being young, poor, black, an aspiring criminal, and—Ned finally figures out—gay.

Soon Ned’s juggling not just one, but two boyfriends: Jason, the cop whose house he robbed, and Mark, a university student he picked up hitchhiking… and neither knows about the other. Lies pile up on lies and the hits keep coming when the crime boss hires Ned as part of a crew to steal artwork and bullion. It’s all a little much for poor Ned, especially when he’s trying to spare his nosy mother, who desperately wants to believe her wayward son is still “a good boy.”

Tapestry for Love by Rayne Auster

July 16, 2010

Tapestry for Love by Rayne Auster is now available in paperback and eBook.

Aislinn is an immortal dream spinner, tasked with weaving tapestries to define the dreams of mortals—but he has forgotten how to dream for himself. The drudgery of his life changes when he is asked to spin a companion into mortal Keith Wilcox’s dreams. But Aislinn makes a critical mistake: he accidentally spins himself into Keith’s tapestry, making the dream unobtainable.

As his punishment Aislinn is sent to the mortal world, and he’s blinded-sided when Keith reminds him of the lover torn from him by betrayal and murder. Now Aislinn’s new life is about more than making Keith’s dream possible; it’s about rediscovering the meaning of dreaming and racing against time and death to recapture a love lost more than a millennium ago.

Counterpoint: Dylan’s Story by Ruth Sims

July 12, 2010

Counterpoint: Dylan’s Story by Ruth Sims is now available in paperback and eBook.

At eighteen Dylan Rutledge has one obsession: music. He believes his destiny is to be the greatest composer of the rapidly approaching twentieth century. Only Laurence Northcliff, a young history master at The Venerable Bede School for Young Gentlemen, believes in Dylan’s talent and encourages his dream, not realizing Dylan is in love with him.

But Dylan’s passion and belief in his future come at a high price. They will alienate him from his family and lead him on a rocky path fraught with disappointment, rejection, and devastating loss that kills his dream. A forbidden love could bring the dream back to life and rescue Dylan from despair and bitterness, but does he have the courage to reach out and take it? Will he deny the music that rules his soul?

Billionaire’s Row by Sullivan Wheeler

July 9, 2010

Billionaire’s Row by Sullivan Wheeler is now available in paperback and eBook.

Detective Michael Weiss has enough to deal with. Between being part of a dysfunctional police department and having a vain and demanding lover who Michael suspects is only using him for personal gain, it’s all Michael can do to keep himself sane. When the body of Craig Davies, a wealthy defense lawyer, is found on former television star Sam Christiansen’s front lawn, Michael knows that everyone—his bosses, his partner at the police department, and Brian, his lover—will be looking to him for answers.

Despite a quick solution that results in a dead suspect, the case turns out to be much more complex than it first appears. Michael uncovers a twisted web of relationships, a web that inexorably draws him into a passionate tangle of love and greed where more and more people are turning up dead. It’s critical that Michael find justice for Sam as their attraction grows… but it will take a back seat to keeping them both alive.

Love Means… Freedom by Andrew Grey

July 5, 2010

Love Means… Freedom by Andrew Grey is now available in paperback and eBook.

Spurned by his father and driven from his home, Stone Hillyard is struggling to find shelter in the Michigan winter when he lucks upon the horse farm run by Geoff Laughton and his partner Eli. They take him in, warm him up, and give him a job working with their No Boundaries therapy riding program.

A drunk driver left Preston Harding unable to walk, and after months of hard work, his therapist recommends Geoff and Eli’s program. But Preston’s anger and arrogance nearly get him kicked out until Stone intercedes on his behalf, despite Preston’s insults. It’s a small act of kindness that helps open Preston’s eyes.

Stone and Preston will support each other as they face their families’ disapproval and fight old secrets. They’ll learn—sometimes the hard way—just how love can mean freedom for them both.

Read more about Geoff and Eli in the Love Means… spin-off novels.

Wings of Equity by Sean Kennedy

July 2, 2010

Wings of Equity by Sean Kennedy is now available in paperback and eBook.

The truth is that those who make a difference usually get martyred. What good are you dead?

Ezra Kneebone is most at home in the skies, piloting his airship with his best friend Jazz, even if it doesn’t quite pay the bills or warm Ezra’s empty bed. Those same skies are also the territory of a man known as Icarus, who uses his metal wings to steal from the rich and feed the poor. Icarus and Ezra could be soul mates but for one thing: Icarus has a bounty on his head, and Ezra is desperate for money.

Against the wishes of Jazz and her partner, the formidable Lady Bart, Ezra is determined to get his man… in more ways than one. But when Icarus saves Ezra’s life, Ezra realizes he would be betraying a hero—and his heart—if he turned Icarus in. Unfortunately, the bounty is tempting more than one hunter, and Ezra will find that loving a fugitive may mean becoming one too.

Something for Nothing by Connie Bailey

June 28, 2010

Something for Nothing by Connie Bailey is now available in paperback and eBook.

Alvaro Torres is a teenager with man-sized problems: his dad bailed, his mom’s a shut-in, and his teacher at Our Lady of Providence School for Boys thinks Alvaro and his buddies are punks headed for a minimum-wage future. It doesn’t look like anything’s going to change until Candelario Carlisle transfers in and arouses Alvaro’s protective instincts… among other things.

When a bully threatens the pretty new kid, Alvaro takes Cande under his wing and into his fledgling dance group. Slowly, under Alvaro’s care and attention, the hard shell Cande has built around his heart begins to melt. The more involved they become, the more reluctant Cande is to add misery to Alvaro’s life, but Cande’s past could ruin the only opportunity these delincuentes have for a better life.

Infected: Prey by Andrea Speed

June 25, 2010

Infected: Prey is now available in paperback and eBook.

In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds.

The murder of a former cop draws Roan into an odd case where an unidentifiable species of cat appears to be showing an unusual level of intelligence. He juggles that with trying to find a missing teenage boy, who, unbeknownst to his parents, was “cat” obsessed. And when someone is brutally murdering infecteds, Eli Winters, leader of the Church of the Divine Transformation, hires Roan to find the killer before he closes in on Eli.

Working the crimes will lead Roan through a maze of hate, personal grudges, and mortal danger. With help from his tiger-strain infected partner, Paris Lehane, he does his best to survive in a world that hates and fears their kind… and occasionally worships them.