Lydia Reviews: Code Name: Jack Rabbit by Elizabeth Noble


Title: Code Name: Jack Rabbit
Publisher: DSP Publications
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Pages: 200
Kisses: 4.5

Blurb:

Meet the newest members of the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.
Jonas Forge, vampire. Once a spy and soldier, now a cop, Forge enjoys the life he’s built with his friends in Flint, Ohio.

Blair Turner, PhD. Blair, a vampire and computer hacker with exceptional skills, shares a powerful empathic bond with Forge, his soul mate.

Declan, vampire, ex-pirate, ex-fur trapper, thief, and con man. Declan is Forge’s former lover and soul mate to Lucas Coate.

Lucas Coate, MD, Flint’s medical examiner. A werewolf living among vampires, Lucas is also one of Forge’s best friends.

Their lives become complicated when an impending presidential visit throws them headlong into a world of high-tech vampire spies and espionage. Recruited into the Vampire Guard by the secret society of the Akhkharu Nasaru, they uncover a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.

Together they must thwart a murder attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiquan—a weapon which may very well mean death for one of them.

Review:

Code Name: Jack Rabbit is the first book in the new series, The Vampire Guard, by Elizabeth Noble. Fans of this author will remember the main characters of this new series as they were part of the, The Sleepless City series published by Dreamspinner Press. While it is not necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this new one, I would highly recommend it, as they were good stories and should not be missed.

When this book opens, it becomes known that someone has been watching Forge and Declan for some time. It soon becomes clear who that is and what they want. It also becomes clear to our main characters when Forge, Blair, Lucas and Declan are asked to attend an event in which the President is supposed to appear. From there the author grabs your attention and you will find yourself flipping the pages to see what will happen next.

I liked the way the author introduces our guys to the Akhkharu Nasaru. I could totally understand the distrust the guys felt in the beginning, and this distrust comes across realistically. After hearing about the Akhkharu Nasaru the men are asked to join. I liked that it was something the four main characters had to think about rather than agreeing right away.

The first case the men finding themselves involved in was very interesting as it is the type that left you wondering what was going on, due to the little twists and turns. Those committing the crimes, and the reason for them, was not one I was expecting which I liked.

The author also uses Code Name: Jack Rabbit to allow the main characters, and of course the readers, to continue to learn more about each other. Not everything is taken well and some minor conflicts do arise. There are also a few tense moments that leave all involved biting at their nails.

Fans of Ms. Noble are sure to love this first book in her new series. It is one to be read again.

Reviewer: Lydia

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Together Bound by Elizabeth Noble


Title: Sentries Book Two: Together Bound
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Pages: 196
Characters: Todd, Nick
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: dystopian, D/s, m/m romance
Kisses: 5


Blurb:

Todd and Nick Ruger have settled into their life and work, the master/slave bond in New Colorado tying them together in a sacred rite of service, protection, and—in their case—love. But out of the blue, Todd receives a letter from the vice-chancellor of New Colorado threatening their bond, demanding ownership of Nick under eminent domain.

It turns out Vice-Chancellor Clarke desperately needs the help of the sentries, especially Nick, to investigate a problem involving the Chancellor. With New Colorado on the verge of war with West Caldera, a rift in the government would be disastrous. Todd and Nick agree to help, and Nick enters the orphan slave compound while Todd joins the Estate security force.

They don’t expect the danger they discover. Now the target of an unimaginable threat, Nick and Todd will face terrors that lead to murder, imprisonment, and the threat of separation forever as the hopeless battle escalates into full-scale war.

Review:

Together Bound, Book 2 of the Sentries series by Elizabeth Noble, is a continuation of Todd and Nicky’s love story. Again set in the dystopian future, the story opens with the couple facing yet another challenge to their relationship. Todd is summoned by the government to turn over his slave. Not wanting to lose Nicky, Todd cuts a deal, agreeing to go undercover at a slave orphanage to investigate the strange behavior of the region’s chancellor. Todd and Nicky set out together on this clandestine mission, posing as acquaintances.

They are not quite prepared for what they uncover, though. A powerful and sadistic parasitic shape-shifter has infiltrated the orphanage and is using the chancellor’s body as its host. This particular shifter uses pheromones and libido to control its victims, and soon both Todd and Nicky fall under the spell of this venomous creature.

Multiple times Nicky is violated by the shifter and struggles with horrendous guilt, feeling somehow responsible for his own rape. Todd too blames himself, feeling as if he failed to protect his mate from the monster. Ultimately the couple work together to defeat their common enemy but then must face another unexpected challenge.

As with book one, I love the Master/slave relationship depicted in this story. Both partners are equal in terms of their value within the relationship, yet they have distinct roles in the others’ lives. Todd is the leader, the decision maker, and the protector. Nicky is his obedient sub who tends to his Master’s every need. They compliment each other beautifully, in every aspect of their lives.

My only criticism is that I was very frustrated when Nicky was trying to talk to Todd on several occasions about an important issue, and Todd continuously brushed him off. I thought this to be unrealistic and out of character. It reminded me of a soap opera, where one of the characters is about to reveal something and then repeatedly gets interrupted. Those kinds of scenes are so frustrating to me because I want to just scream: JUST SAY IT!

Overall, I loved the book and will soon be moving on to Book Three.

Reviewed By: Jeff

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Blurb:

Freedom is within reach for Todd and Nick Ruger, but their dreams of Elk’s Ridge are dashed by Vice-Chancellor Raleigh’s troops. With his mate imprisoned, Nick searches for help and finds an unlikely and unexpected ally. But Todd’s release leaves them once again in debt to Chancellor Clarke.

Their mission sends them to the small village of Eldrid in search of a historic record of owners and slaves with unique abilities. Eldrid holds even more secrets from the past—including the origins of sentries—as well as conspiracies of the present that are set to launch a new battle that will turn lover helplessly against lover. Though Todd and Nick know the realities of war are hard lessons, it will be a fight to draw on the strengths of their bond, survive, and learn to forgive.

Excerpt:

They were taken through the main entrance. The prison wasn’t one single building, but half a dozen set in a horseshoe. Each building was connected by a short wooden breezeway with small windows but no door to the outside. Those were the only places Nick could see that weren’t constructed of stone and iron. From where he was, it looked like no more than two or three people could be in one of the breezeways at the same time.

Their cuffs were left in place, but the ropes lashing them to the horse were removed, as were their packs hanging on the saddle. The mounted soldiers climbed off their horses and began leading them to one of the buildings near the right end of the cluster. It became clear to Nick that these people had been here often. Possibly this was also their barracks.

Larry Witze stood near the doorway of one of the center buildings. Nick’s heart sank a little when he saw the expression on the man’s face. Witze was angry and making no effort to hide that fact from Captain Howard, judging by the glares they exchanged.

Captain Howard wiped her hands on her pants and strode forward, glancing sideways at the soldiers standing on either side of Todd and Nick. “Bring them,” she ordered.

Todd drew in a deep breath and took a long stride forward so he was in front of Nick. Taking his cue, Nick purposely checked his steps for a few feet and moved to the side, dropping behind Todd.

They were led into one of the buildings. Captain Howard going first, she unlocked the door using a key from a ring hooked to her belt, went through, and stopped a few feet inside. She turned and watched as the soldiers, one in front of Todd and one behind Nick, then Larry Witze filed through and into the building.

They walked down a narrow corridor, forced to stay in a line, and were taken into a room, which looked to Nick like some kind of intake area.

“Inform the vice chancellor we’re here,” Captain Howard said to one of the men already inside. It was difficult to tell if they were soldiers, guards, or both since they all wore the same type of uniform.

The man nodded, turned on his heels, and vanished down yet another corridor.

“Take their cuffs off,” Witze demanded.

“Mr. Witze, they’re prisoners. That’s hardly appropriate. Or wise,” Captain Howard said, rubbing the bridge of her nose with thumb and forefinger.

“It’s a prison,” Witze said flatly. “They have nowhere to go and are too smart to try an escape. Isn’t that correct, Mr. Ruger?” He looked pointedly at Todd. Had they not been in cuffs and in it pretty deep, Nick would have laughed at the looks Todd and Witze gave one another.

Todd shrugged and cocked his head to one side. “No reason to be stupid.”

“Ruger.” Witze growled the word, crossing both arms over his chest.

Todd heaved a sigh and turned to meet Nick’s gaze. “No, we will not try to escape. You have my word.”

A nod from Captain Howard, and their cuffs were removed, allowing Nick to rub his sore wrists. Todd dropped his hands to his sides and put on a very neutral expression, making Nick almost feel sorry for these people. When Todd wore that look, usually someone’s ass was going to get kicked—hard.

Vice Chancellor Raleigh picked that moment to arrive. “Well, Todd Ruger, I’ve been looking for you.” Raleigh rubbed his ribs and offered Todd a smug smile. Moving around Todd to Nick, he raised one hand, knuckles almost brushing Nick’s cheek. “And you.”

Nick jerked his head to the side and took a step back.

Todd’s hand came up in a move so fast he was a blur and caught Raleigh by the wrist while he snarled, “Don’t touch him.”

One of the guards took Nick by the arm and pulled him away a few steps. Two others positioned themselves between Nick and Todd.

A quick, almost nonexistent shake of Todd’s head, and Nick stood motionless and tense in the guard’s grip.

Chuckling, Raleigh pulled his hand free and let it drop to his side.

He nodded to several of the guards. Standing close, Nick saw how their shoulders and the tense lines of their jaws relaxed only slightly. He stepped away and leaned against a desk with his hands together, wrists resting on his thighs.

“You know this won’t hold up. Chancellor Clarke reverted Nick’s ownership back to Todd Ruger. You don’t have a leg to stand on,” Witze said.

“The papers are in my pack. It’s the black one,” Todd said quietly. He was speaking to Raleigh but kept his gaze focused on Nick.

Raleigh snorted a short laugh. “Those papers were drawn up after Mr. Ruger here left the Chancellor’s Estate with a slave who was government property. Your paperwork doesn’t change that fact, nor the fact that the same slave, while owned by Todd Ruger, may have been responsible for the death of Chancellor Shaffer, as well as another individual, while on the estate falsely impersonating an orphan slave. Legally, your responsibility.”

“You can’t—” Nick jerked his arm away from the guard and took a step forward.

Nick’s words were cut off by Todd snapping a harsh “Nick!”

At once Nick stopped, sucked in a harsh breath, and stood with his fists clenched at his sides.

Raleigh gave him a pained, bored look. “Yes, in fact, I can.”

“So, we’re under arrest?” Todd ground out, glaring at Raleigh.

“No, not at all.” Raleigh smiled at Todd, shaking his head. “I’m arresting you. Nick is being remanded over to the government and taken back to the estate.”

“What? No!” Nick knew he’d already been given an order by Todd to stay put. He was shaking with the effort not to lunge forward at the closest guard. Adam had died in part because of Nick losing control and trying to attack him. He wasn’t giving Raleigh the satisfaction of seeing Nick repeat his mistake.

Raleigh turned a cool gaze on Nick. “Did you really think I’d let you slip through my fingers?”

Witze stepped up, stood beside Nick, and gave a gentle nudge to the back of Nick’s arm. “I’m still in charge of the slave sanctuary. Any slave with ownership reverting to the government, orphan or not, comes under my jurisdiction.”

Nick turned away from Raleigh, looking to Witze. “Can he do this?”

“He’s not technically an orphan slave, though that can be arranged.”

Raleigh looked from Nick to Todd and then Witze, evil smirk back on his face. He turned to the guards, motioning with one hand to Todd.

“Put him in a holding cell.”

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Social Prey by Trista Michaels

Blurb:

As computer hacker for her brother’s band of mercenaries, Kiley believes she’s pretty much seen it all. Until her best friend is inadvertently drawn into the dark world of drug trafficking and finds herself in a Turkish prison. Working to help her brother’s team find a way to break her out, puts her way too close to her brother’s best friend and fellow mercenary, Scott Devo—otherwise known as the man of her hot, erotic dreams.

Scott has always had a hard time keeping his hands off Kiley. Working this close together makes it even harder. When Kiley is taken hostage by the Peruvian drug cartel in retaliation for the mercenary’s interference in their operation, Scott is faced with the fact that what he feels for Kiley is so much more than just physical.

Author note: Story contains violence, graphic language, sexual toys, spanking, and bondage.

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KB_LordForest_coverlgLord of the Forest by Kay Berrisford. Novel. GLBT, fantasy, historical. 60k. Published by Loose Id, 9th April 2013.

England, 1217. Dark forces are rising. In the Greenwood, foul spirits grow powerful, and greedy barons plunder the lands. Only one man dares fight back—Robin Hood.

Robin’s band of brothers is broken. Now a lone warrior, he denies his famous name and laments the friends and lovers he’s lost. When the fair folk capture Cal, a beautiful young forester descended from the Greenwood’s ancient protectors, Robin rescues him and forges a new alliance.

Despite a sizzling attraction, Robin senses Cal isn’t like his old comrades, and he’s right. Cal’s been raised as a royal spy. He plans to seduce and betray Robin, but can’t harm the man he’s falling hard for. Mistrust and arguments spill into passionate lovemaking, as Cal learns the meaning of loyalty, fighting beside Robin, the only friend he’s ever known. Even the enchanted forest seeks to bind Robin and the returned protector ever tighter.

Their connection will be tested by nature’s wildest forces, Robin’s past, Cal’s lies, and in a baron’s darkest dungeon. To survive, Robin and Cal must admit their love and embrace their true destinies. Only then can they save England and each other—and win their happiness ever after.

Link: http://kayberrisford.com/lord-of-the-forest/


MurderousRequieum_ORIG Murderous Requiem, by Jamie Fessenden

Jeremy Spencer never imagined the occult order he and his boyfriend, Bowyn, started as a joke in college would become an international organization with hundreds of followers. Now a professor with expertise in Renaissance music, Jeremy finds himself drawn back into the world of free love and ceremonial magick he’d left behind, and the old jealousies and hurt that separated him from Bowyn eight years ago seem almost insignificant.

Then Jeremy begins to wonder if the centuries-old score he’s been asked to transcribe hides something sinister. With each stanza, local birds flock to the old mansion, a mysterious fog descends upon the grounds, and bats swarm the temple dome. During a séance, the group receives a cryptic warning from the spirit realm. And as the music’s performance draws nearer, Jeremy realizes it may hold the key to incredible power—power somebody is willing to kill for.

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CC_SeeTheLightSee the Light by Cassandra Carr

Blurb:

Hockey player Jason Monroe lives a double life—star defenseman and soon-to-be Olympian on the ice and closeted gay man outside the rink. A serious relationship is out of the question, and Jason makes do with anonymous sex in barroom bathrooms, not willing to take the chance on coming out as gay in a decidedly macho sport.

Advisor to the US Olympic hockey team Patrick Parker knows a thing or two about being a professional hockey player who’s not out. He’s fifteen years older than Jason, and when he senses the sexy younger man is interested, he knows he shouldn’t give in to the attraction. The two men can’t keep their hands off each other, though, and with each heated encounter it gets harder to hide their relationship. Then their world blows up around them, forcing them into the limelight. Will their love survive or be put on ice?




Title: Unzipped: Driven by Sex, Money and Fame-My Story
Author J Cameron

here is the link to purchase on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BUZZ1U8

Short blurb:

Coming out is hard to do. This is an erotic gay memoir of a guy using his youth and looks to go from small town to bright lights, big city. His ambition: to make it to the top.

Jay was gay, young and beautiful. Out at fifteen, he discovers a new life. He is addicted to sex, drugs and money by sixteen. The sudden release from his small-town hell is too much for him to handle!

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Astronomical has been re-released by Loose Id

When sexy, kilt-wearing astronomy professor Greg MacIntyre moves in next door, Blake Theriot knows he’s in trouble. Blake is a research librarian, and he likes things orderly and controlled. But in his secret fantasies, he craves a big, powerful man like Greg to stir up his life.

Every time Blake tries to talk to his erudite neighbor, his brain shuts down and his vocabulary is reduced to one-word utterances, but when Blake’s niece challenges him to invite Greg to dinner, he does. A few shots of after-dinner whiskey loosen Blake’s inhibitions, and the two men share a hot kiss and the promise of more. Can Blake relax enough to give himself a chance with Greg, or will his fear of letting go ruin his hopes for love?

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CondorSeries2Condor Series by John Simpson

Ever wanted to read the entire Condor series? Well, Dreamspinner Press has put out a package e-book set! ON SALE for a short time for only: $20.99. When the sale is over, they’re still a bargain at their regular collection price of: $27.99!

Condor One Series Packaged Set by John Simpson

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John Simpson’s Condor One Series.

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MarsontheRise(1)Mars on the Rise (Veetu Industries #1)

A storyteller steps off a pier and into a world of steampunk oddities, fearsome weapons, and a dangerous man. Promised fame and fortune by the country’s largest weapons manufacturer, Cedo gratefully falls into the arms of Erus Veetu. Dark, dangerous and with nothing to lose, Erus shows him that Svenfur isn’t all Cedo thought it was. For beneath the streets is a dark, gas lit world of slavery, human sacrifice, and deadly machines. With the machines waging war in the East, can Cedo stop the country’s deadliest man from bringing it to the shores of England? Or is he too late to penetrate the cold exterior of his Master and halt the cogs and gears of progress?

Set in a Victorian world of sex, drugs and steampower, Mars on the Rise tells a dark, gritty story of what happens when our dreams come true. Whether we want them to or not.

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Selling MarsSelling Mars (Veetu Industries #2)

Erus Veetu, the self-proclaimed Angel of Death, is dead. Or is he?
Though executed for crimes against his own people, his body was never recovered, and a strange, coded note leads Cedo and Billy to believe he may still be alive. Following the clues, they head into untold dangers as they cross Europe and enter the secretive Dynasty.

Captured by the country’s brutal president, they find themselves trapped in an underground prison with no possibility of escape. Pitched against a world they could never have imagined, Cedo and Billy find themselves battling not only with a world which wishes them dead, but also against one another. Faced with a world on the brink of war and a barrage of deadly machines, they learn about the true meaning of love, life and freedom. Yet what else will they discover? Will they find Erus? More importantly, will they escape with their lives? Selling Mars is the gripping sequel to Mars on the Rise and will enthrall your mind and capture your heart.

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CollaredSouls_comp2Collared Souls

(book #4 of Sentries)

by Elizabeth Noble

Coming April 3, 2013 from Dreamspinner Press

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Freedom is within reach for Todd and Nick Ruger, but their dreams of Elk’s Ridge are dashed by Vice-Chancellor Raleigh’s troops. With his mate imprisoned, Nick searches for help and finds an unlikely and unexpected ally. But Todd’s release leaves them once again in debt to Chancellor Clarke.

Their mission sends them to the small village of Eldrid in search of a historic record of owners and slaves with unique abilities. Eldrid holds even more secrets from the past—including the origins of sentries—as well as conspiracies of the present that are set to launch a new battle that will turn lover helplessly against lover. Though Todd and Nick know the realities of war are hard lessons, it will be a fight to draw on the strengths of their bond, survive, and learn to forgive.

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StageFright_PenderMackie_coverlgTitle: Stage Fright
Release date: January 22, 2013
Author: Pender Mackie
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

Stage Fright Blurb:

After six months dancing in a Las Vegas all-male revue, Jesse Snowe is used to being groped by enthusiastic females, but he’s more interested in Val, the sexy new bartender. Jesse’s tired of the closet, but when he thinks of coming out he gets stage fright. The thought of telling his fellow dancers he’s gay makes his palms sweat and his heart race and not in a good way. Dating Val under the watchful eyes of the dance captain could reveal Jesse’s secret and might be more of a gamble than Jesse’s willing to take.
For Val Tremain the glamor of Vegas is wearing thin. He’s even less enamored with his new job, but knowing he’ll see Jesse’s beautiful body makes it easier to go to work. When Jesse hints he’s interested Val can’t believe his luck. But Jesse’s latest dance routine encourages a little too much audience participation and Val struggles with jealousy.

Jesse knows his job’s hard on their relationship and being closeted doesn’t help. Strangers slap his butt every night, yet he’s afraid to touch his lover in public. If he wants this relationship to work Jesse may have to reveal more than just his body.

Excerpt:

Jesse watched Chaz, their dance captain, work his magic. Chaz was an old hand at stripping and made it look so easy. He had a woman from a bachelorette party up onstage. She reached around and gripped his ass hard, her fingers digging into tanned flesh. Chaz pulled her to her feet. Jesse could see his muscular ass bunch and flex as Chaz mimed grinding against her.

Jesse looked over at the bar and sighed. The new bartender was wiping the counter. He wasn’t even watching the show. Maybe the new guy wasn’t gay after all. The guy behind the bar seemed more interested in dirt than dancers.

Jesse scrambled into his next costume, then nodded to Eric, their MC, from the side of the stage. “And now, ladies. Here’s the newest member of our revue and the baby of the group, Firefighter Jesse.”

Jesse bounced onstage to shouts and catcalls. He did a couple of backflips, then slapped on his helmet. His routine went off without a hitch, but as usual he needed to mentally gear himself up for the finale. He grabbed the crotch of his tear-away turnouts and yanked them off, leaving him in nothing but his T-bar. After six months of working as a dancer, he still felt kind of stupid wearing the minuscule thong, but he was grateful for the no-nudity policy. It helped him maintain the illusion that he still had some dignity. He spied a table that didn’t have too many drinks on it and jumped into the crowd.

The audience loved it. Jesse danced the length of the table, shaking his ass for the screaming women—and saw the bartender watching. He faltered, then recovered, leaping lightly off the table, squeezing through the press of bodies. He smiled and high-fived outstretched palms on his way as other hands reached for his chest, his butt, even trying for his package. His ass was slapped at least three times before he managed to return to the stage.

“Let’s hear it for Jesse. Who wants Jesse to put out their fire?” Eric asked the enthusiastic audience.

Backstage Mike threw Jesse a towel. “Holy shit, they’re wild tonight. I wasn’t sure you were going to make it back in one piece.”

Jesse wiped the sweat from his face and chest. “Me neither.” He shook his head, smiling. “Gives a whole new meaning to audience participation.”

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JF_Broken_coverinBroken by Jessica Freely

Blurb:

Eben does what his brother, mob boss Nicky Flannery, tells him, even when he’s not so sure it’s right. Letting Nicky do his thinking for him is a lifelong habit. So is hiding the fact that he’s gay. Then Nicky buys a Hong Kong rent boy to expand the mob’s escort business and Eben’s life gets a lot more complicated.

Forced into prostitution, Song Xiu is an unsentimental survivor. He takes his pleasures where he can and leaves his clients weak in the knees. Xiu knows he’s hot for Eben’s powerful body, but it’s more than that. Eben’s kind face and gentle touch give Xiu a strange feeling that no amount of sex or drugs can banish. Is this what people call love?

Eben is instantly attracted to Xiu’s erotic beauty, but it’s the sweet young man beneath the glossy surface that he falls for. When he learns Xiu’s story, he begins to wonder if Nicky is really the hero he grew up worshipping, or something else entirely.

An unguarded moment leads to a passionate encounter that rips away all of Xiu and Eben’s illusions. Suddenly the answers to their questions become alarmingly clear. They have one last chance to rescue each other from their broken lives, but only if they can survive Nicky’s retribution.

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Dreamspinner Press New Releases

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Body Magic by Poppy Dennison

Sequel to Mind Magic – Triad: Book Two

A pack is only as strong as its weakest member. Rocky Harris knows how the system works. He’s been on the bottom rung his whole life. But when his alpha consigns him to the High Moon Pack to help them improve security, he finds his beliefs not just challenged but outright assaulted.

Cade Montgomery’s confidence took a hit when the pack’s cubs were kidnapped on his watch. He’s prepared to do anything to protect his family, even if it means working with Rocky. Maybe Cade doesn’t trust Rocky, but with the turmoil surrounding pack Alpha Gray’s unpopular decision to break tradition and mate with a mage named Simon, Cade knows more threats are coming.

Then someone declares war on shifters and puts the entire pack in danger. Cade and Rocky will need each other’s strengths to survive the impending battle—and the power of their growing attraction.

Length: Novel
Genre: Werewolves/Shifters
Series: Triad Series by Poppy Dennison

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Chase the Stars by Ariel Tachna

Sequel to Inherit the Sky – Lang Downs: Book Two

Twenty-year-old Chris Simms is barely keeping his head above water. After losing his mother and his home, he struggles to provide for himself and his brother. When homophobes attack him, he thinks his life is over, but then he’s rescued by jackaroos from a nearby sheep station. He’s as stunned to be offered a job there as he is to discover both the station owner and foreman are gay.

For Chris, Lang Downs is a dream—one that only gets better when Chris realizes the jackaroo he’s crushing on, Jesse Harris, is gay and amenable to a fling. Everything goes well until Chris realizes he’s falling for Jesse a lot harder than allowed by their deal.

Jesse is a drifter who moves from station to station, never looking for anything permanent. Convinced Chris is too young and fragile for a real relationship, he sets rules to keep things casual. Watching the station owner and his foreman together makes Jesse wonder if there are benefits to settling down, but when he realizes how Chris feels about him, he panics. He and Chris will have to decide if a try for happiness is worth the risk before the end of the season tears them apart.

Length: Novel
Genre: Western
Series: Lang Downs by Ariel Tachna

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For the Long Run by Elizabeth Noble

After being bullied into the closet by his conservative senator father, Jay Molloy reconciles himself to a life of one-night stands instead of the loving D/s relationship he craves. When he meets the man of his dreams, trained Dom Eric Keger, all Jay dares to hope for is a quick fling. Eric has other ideas. He’s been hired by Jay’s father to run security at the family’s hunting resort, but now he has his heart set on Jay.

When murder victims begin to turn up at the resort, Eric and Jay start an investigation, but chasing down the killer proves less frustrating than dealing with Jay’s abusive, homophobic father. Exploring their new relationship would be hard enough on their own, but Eric and Jay also have to deal with politics, Jay’s fake fiancée, and a murderer who may be something more than human.

Length: Novel | Genre: BDSM/Kink, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Mystery/Suspense

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For Men Like Us by Brita Addams

After Preston Meacham’s lover dies trying to lend him aid at Salamanca, hopelessness becomes his only way of life. Despite his best efforts at starting again, he has no pride left, which leads him to sell himself for a pittance at a molly house. The mindless sex affords him his only respite from the horrors he witnessed.

The Napoleonic War left Benedict Wilmot haunted by the acts he was forced to commit and the torture he endured at the hands of a superior, a man who used the threat of a gruesome death to force Ben to do his bidding. Even sleep gives Ben no reprieve, for he can’t escape the destruction he caused.

When their paths cross, Ben feels an overwhelming need to protect Preston from his dangerous profession. As he explains, “The streets are dangerous for men like us.”

Length: Novella | Genre: Timeless Dreams, Historical – Europe | Buy as eBook

The Prince of Winds by Tali Spencer

Rimmon may be an eagle warrior, but he’s never known war, and he’s never known love—until his kingdom’s army is destroyed by Ekari, the demon of winds, and he is captured by Melkor, one of the Iron Horde that has been killing off the world’s gods. Those gods have cursed Melkor and his brothers to be conquerors and never to be loved, but Melkor, hoping to overcome his fate, carries Rimmon off to his island. There, he heals Rimmon’s wounds and teaches him about sexual pleasure, earning the young warrior’s trust and fanning the flames of an attraction both men yearn to embrace. But the curses of vengeful gods are difficult to break, especially when Rimmon discovers Melkor is the demon who destroyed his home.

Length: Novella | Genre: High Fantasy | Buy as eBook

Choosing America’s Next Superstar by Jeff Erno

For years, eighteen-year-old Corey Dunham has been a die-hard fan of the reality show and nationwide talent competition Choosing America’s Next Superstar. Now he finally has his chance to show off his natural ability and perfect pitch—not to mention meet other talented young musicians like Jimmy Sawyer, a country crooner from Kentucky.

In the cutthroat audition round, Corey and Jimmy get off on the wrong foot. It doesn’t help that they seem to be complete opposites, both in terms of musical taste and personality. But when both make it through to the finals and become roommates, an unlikely romance blossoms.

Reality show dating is nearly impossible. Corey worries that the competition itself could spell the end for them. At any time, voting results could send one of them home and force a separation. And one of the judges wants Corey for himself and will do anything to get Jimmy off the show. Can Corey and Jimmy win each other’s heart, regardless of who wins the show?

Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary

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The Hand-me-down by Zahra Owens

When a volcano erupts in Iceland and leaves globetrotting headhunter Jez Robinson stranded in Barcelona, he isn’t sure what to do. He has a hard time sitting still, so deciding to make the best of his situation, he pays a visit to his old friend Nick Stone, a retired porn star he shares a history with. Only the visit doesn’t go anything like Jez expected.

First Nick introduces Jamie, his much younger lover, a man so painfully shy he can’t even bring himself to talk to strangers. The love he and Nick share is plain to Jez, but also puzzling, because Nick was never the monogamous type. Then Nick tells Jez he’s dying and wants Jez to look after Jamie.

In his whole life, Jez has never committed to so much as a house plant, so at first he refuses. But Nick and Jamie are insistent, and soon Jamie worms his way into Jez’s graces and his bed, determined to do the convincing Jez’s heart needs.

Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary

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Dreamspinner Press New Releases

Dreamspinner Press New Releases

A special note from Dreamspinner: Ryan Loveless is going to have a release party over at our blog on Wednesday. He is then have a Goodreads chat on Saturday.

Elizabeth Noble is scheduled for a Facebook chat on the 30th.

This information will be available on our Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter.

Love Less Complicated by Lisa Marie Davis

From college and AA meetings to his job working in a coffee shop, ex-con Gavin Chandler has a lot going on in his life. All he wants is to leave his past far behind him, especially the father who forced him to run drugs and sell his body. Romance doesn’t even register on his radar.

Then Braxton Irving, a self-employed security guard, shows up at the coffee shop, and Gavin finds he can’t deny his interest. After some serious soul searching, he finally asks Braxton out, and the two embark on a whirlwind affair.

But Braxton hasn’t been completely honest with Gavin about his motivation for coming to the coffee shop that day. Braxton’s feelings for Gavin are real, but so is his commitment to his work. Can their relationship survive once Gavin learns it was founded on a lie?

Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary

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Servitude by Rebecca Cohen

Lornyc Reagalos, future High Lord of the city of Katraman, enjoys his life as a student, even if he has to keep his relationship with Methian Hadral, heir to the throne of Xenetra, a secret. Unfortunately, Lornyc isn’t just any royal student—he’s also the grandson of an infamous magic user named Romanus Reagalos, and his grandfather’s wild youth is about to catch up with him. Unknown to anyone else, Romanus saw fit to sign his grandson into the life of a valet. Specifically, Methian’s valet.

The contract—and the strain it puts on his relationship with Methian—is just the start of Lornyc’s troubles. Though the Reagalos family was once famous for its magic, Lornyc’s father never showed any aptitude, and Lornyc hasn’t either—though that doesn’t make the next contract, the one that says Lornyc must learn to use his latent powers, any less binding. When Lornyc learns of a plot to remove his father from power, he finds himself racing against time. If he can’t master his magic and identify the leader of the plot, he stands to lose everything he knows and loves: his parents, his rank, and Methian.

Length: Novel
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal – High Fantasy

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Chuffed by Tia Fielding

Finnshifters Book One

Mikael Jarvela may only be a half shifter, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be alpha of the eastern Finland farm-turned-sanctuary his father founded. Six wolves, a red fox, a black jaguar, and a lynx all think of him as the head of the family. But Mikael doesn’t have anyone to call his own until he comes across an injured Siberian tiger in the woods.

From the moment the animal recovers and Mikael and Maxim meet face to human face, the attraction between them is undeniable. They strike up a tentative relationship, but they’re both proud men, and their egos keep getting in the way. Just when it looks like their romance is doomed, an outside threat to the family—to Mikael—forces Maxim to choose between the life of solitude he knows and the love and companionship that could be his if he stays.

Length: Novella
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal – Werewolves/Shapeshifters,
Series: Finnshifters by Tia Fielding

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Kaden’s Colors by Ryan Loveless

The first alien immigrants arrived on Earth long before Henry Mekes was born. Now they’re policed by the government, forbidden from attending school, and assigned menial jobs to prevent them from becoming drains on human society. Twenty-two-year-old Kaden, for example, was assigned the job of sex worker.

When eighteen-year-old Henry and his friend Ellil meet Kaden in a grotty backroom to avail themselves of his services, alien rights are the furthest thing from their minds. It’s not until afterward, when Henry is trying to remind himself aliens can’t get enough of sex, that he questions his actions and the rules of the world he lives in.

Something about Kaden compels Henry to return again and again—but only as a friend. Soon he and his classmates hatch a plan to free Kaden, but even if they succeed, the world is still full of prejudice against aliens—and those who love them.

Length: Novella
Genre: Science Fiction

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Additional information: Ryan Loveless is going to have a release party on the Dreamspinnerpress blog on Wednesday (6/6) as well as engage in an author chat on our Goodreads group this Saturday (9/6).

Knockout by Leora Stark

Tyler Morris did not have a happy childhood. He suffered abuse at the hands of his alcoholic father, then bounced around a series of foster homes. He became unable to express his emotions or deal with his past. Then, at fifteen, at a charity boxing camp hosted by heavyweight champ Jamie Lewis, Tyler found a purpose and an outlet for his anger.

Seven years later, Tyler arrives at The Gold Arena, Jamie’s Los Angeles gym. He’s desperate to train under the man who helped him turn his life around. With some difficulty, Tyler convinces Jamie to take him on, but their working relationship is complicated by a mutual attraction they both attempt to deny.

Jamie fears their relationship will ruin Tyler’s chance at a career in pro boxing. Tyler’s scars run deep, and he knows he could be hurt if he opens up. But how can he expect to win in the ring if he won’t let Jamie win his heart?

Length: Novella
Genre: Contemporary

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Chained Hearts by Elizabeth Noble

Sentries Book Three, sequel to Together Bound

Todd and Nick Ruger are alive and on the run in the Yellowknife Protectorate, but maybe not for long. After narrowly escaping New Colorado, where they were implicated in the assassination of Chancellor Shaffer, they’re running out of steam: Todd is gravely ill and Nick’s injured. Just when it seems like the harsh winter will get the best of them, they find refuge with a doctor in the isolated town of Elk’s Ridge.

On the surface, Elk’s Ridge seems the ideal place to rebuild their lives. Nick begins training as the doctor’s apprentice, and Todd works in a lumberyard until they’re recovered enough to return to their duties as Sentries. They make friends, forge a new life, and most importantly, there’s no sign of anyone from New Colorado.

They should have known it was too good to be true. Victor Raleigh, the new Vice Chancellor of New Colorado, knows all about Nick’s psychic abilities, and he wants them in his corner. When Nick is betrayed and captured, Todd sees no alternative but to head back to the war zone to rescue him. But will Nick be the same man Todd loves after Raleigh’s pet psychic vampire is through with him?

Length: Novel
Genre: Science Fiction, High Fantasy
Series: Sentries by Elizabeth Noble (Marked Yours, Together Bound)

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Additional information: Elizabeth will have an authors chat on the Dreamspinner Press Facebook page on Saturday the 30th of June.

Sex Rites by Brandon Fox

Fox Pledged to Magic: Book 3

Victory carries a price. Thane and Ander snatched the promise of immortality from a tyrant’s grasp, but now the zamindar will stop at nothing to regain what he lost. Even the sex magic practiced by Thane, his lover, and his mage initiates is no match for an empire’s legions.

Exiled and pursued, the freedom fighters’ quest for ancient secrets leads them to exotic lands and to Dannel, a young warrior whose fighting prowess is matched only by his frustration. Journeying far into the deepest, most forgotten heart of their lands, Thane, Ander, and their new companions will discover lost truths and a single stunning hope for the future… the hope that may save them all.

2nd Edition — First Edition published by Leyland Publications (January 2001)

Legth: Novel
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Series: Pledged to Magic by Brandon Fox (Apprenticed to Pleasure, Conjuring the Flesh, Sex Rites)

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This Week’s New Releases From Dreamspinner Press

Strawberries and the Beast by April Moone

Reckless, flamboyant Keigo is bisexual. Blunt, aloof Masaki is straight. Their conflicting personalities make them unlikely friends, but after some careful maneuvering on Keigo’s part and one strawberry-flavored kiss, Masaki gives more of himself to Keigo than he ever thought possible. More than he’s willing to share with his girlfriend. But Masaki’s fear of commitment threatens to shake their rocky relationship to pieces.

Keigo’s new feelings for Masaki are confusing enough even before his on-again, off-again lover, Kaname, blows back into town. Kaname is a manipulative beast, demanding Keigo’s undying fidelity in return for his cruelty, and Keigo’s fragile relationship with Masaki cracks under the weight of his presence. If Keigo really wants to build a life with Masaki, he’ll have to discover the strength to free himself of Kaname and convince Masaki to be with him forever.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

Together Bound by Elizabeth Noble

Sequel to Marked Yours

Todd and Nick Ruger have settled into their life and work, the master/slave bond in New Colorado tying them together in a sacred rite of service, protection, and—in their case—love. But out of the blue, Todd receives a letter from the vice chancellor of New Colorado threatening their bond, demanding ownership of Nick under eminent domain.

It turns out Vice Chancellor Clarke desperately needs the help of the sentries, especially Nick, to investigate a problem involving the Chancellor. With New Colorado on the verge of war with West Caldera, a rift in the government would be disastrous. Todd and Nick agree to help, and Nick enters the orphan slave compound while Todd joins the Estate security force.

They don’t expect the danger they discover. Now the target of an unimaginable threat, Nick and Todd will face terrors that lead to murder, imprisonment, and the threat of separation forever as the hopeless battle escalates into full-scale war.

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Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Novel

No Strings Attached by Lisa Worrall

Lucas is sure he’s made a mistake—it has to be painfully obvious he’s never been to an underground gay club before. He doesn’t do things like this—he’s too shy, too reserved. He certainly doesn’t expect to be felt up by a total stranger as soon as he walks in the door. But just as he’s talking himself into leaving, the hottest guy in the place with the most beautiful green eyes he’s ever seen pulls him onto the dance floor. Green Eyes insists on “no names, no strings…” and just this once, Lucas is inclined to agree.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short story

Just What the Truth Is by Cardeno C.

In honor of National Coming Out Day

Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he’s convinced himself he’s actually straight. But his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, and determined… and he just assumes Ben’s gay and starts dating him. Finding himself truly happy for the first time he can remember, Ben doesn’t have the willpower to resist.

Still, life isn’t all rainbows and happily-ever-afters. Ben loves his family, but his parents have been estranged from his brother, Noah, since he came out of the closet. Ben doesn’t want to lose them, but Micah won’t be his dirty little secret forever. Suddenly Ben’s hold on his happiness and his sense of self seems to be slipping. If he’s going to survive with his heart intact, he’ll have to own up to the truth of what he wants and who he is. The trouble is figuring out just what that truth is.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

Reconnecting by Sam Singer

Grant knows he hasn’t been a stellar boyfriend to his partner Ben. It’s tough starting a new business, and he has to work longer hours than he’d like to keep things going. He really tried to be home on time tonight, but there’s just no excuse for missing their six-year anniversary. Grant is sure he’ll have to do some serious damage control and a healthy dose of groveling to get back into his lover’s good graces. But Ben’s reaction isn’t at all what Grant expects.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short story

Life Begins at Forty by Jessie Blackwood

Sequel to Per Ardua

After months of physiotherapy, Group Captain Jack Ratigan has regained some of the mobility lost in plane crash at the end of World War II. But six years later, he still requires the care of his cousin’s butler, Ifan—who is also Jack’s secret lover. In an era when homosexuality is an imprisonable offence, they have to maintain the utmost discretion or risk prosecution.

Insecurities, outside attacks, and misunderstandings are close to tearing Jack and Ifan apart: Jack’s impending middle age, an act of violence in their house, a letter threatening the close-knit community Jack now calls home—and the detective inspector from another jurisdiction investigating a similar unsolved case. The threat of exposure is growing, and for their love to survive, Jack and Ifan must determine who their true friends are—and if they are strongest together or apart.

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Genre: Historical—European
Length: Novella

Talker’s Graduation by Amy Lane

Book Three of the Talker series

When you get past the basics of survival, what next? Brian Cooper recovered from the attack that almost killed him, and Tate Walker faced down his own demons. Now all that’s left is… each other. Growing up together and growing into their love is everything but easy.

Talker’s eternal optimism and Brian’s quiet faith just might be able to conquer the obstacles, big and small, in their way—as well as overcome the complications of having all their dreams come true.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Divide & Conquer by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux

Cut & Run Series Book Four

Baltimore, Maryland, is a city in alarming distress. Rising violence is fanning the flames of public outrage, and all law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are catching blame. Thus the FBI’s latest ideas to improve public relations: a municipal softball league and workshops for community leaders. But the new commitments just mean more time Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have to spend apart when they’re happily exploring how to be more than by-the-book partners.

Then the latest spate of crime explodes in their faces—literally—throwing the city, the Bureau, and Ty and Zane’s volatile partnership both in and out of the office into chaos. They’re hip-deep in trouble, trying to track down bombers and bank robbers in the dark with very few clues, and the only way to reach the light at the end of the tunnel together requires Ty and Zane to close their eyes and trust each other to the fiery end.

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Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Length: Novel

The Zero Knot by K.Z. Snow

Eighteen-year-old Jess Bonner is casting off pretense—and, with it, some friends from his past who aren’t particularly trustworthy. In just a few months he’ll be starting college, and it’s time for him to admit the truth: he’s gay, not bi, and only one of his old friends holds any kind of real interest for him. When Dylan Finch, aka Mig, follows his lead and puts some distance between himself and the old crowd, he and Jess give in to a mutual attraction that’s been building for years.

But navigating a fledgling relationship isn’t easy for beginners, and forces they can’t seem to control keep tripping them up: sexual appetite, personal insecurities, fear of discovery, and more. They need clarity. They need courage. Just as they’re on the verge of finding both, a vindictive act of jealousy sends one of them to jail. All their hard-won victories are in danger of falling to dust. And the only way to save what they have is to recognize it for what it is… and fight for its integrity.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

2011 Advent Calendar – I’ll Be Home for Christmas

It’s the most fervent dream of the holidays: to have a life full of blooming romance and enduring devotion with love, joy, and even a touch of lust to warm the cold winter nights. No matter what holidays are celebrated, the idiom holds true: home is where the heart is.

Your Christmas present to yourself! A package of 31 stories, all with holiday flair. One story a day will be placed on your bookshelf. The full set is around 1,800 pages of romantic M/M fiction selling individually for a total $92.69. Buy as a set and save!

October – $39.99 November – $49.99*

*Sale of packages for daily delivery ends Nov. 25.

Beginning Dec. 1, stories will be available individually as priced or as a bulk package for $64.99.

This Week’s New Releases From Dreamspinner Press

A Serving of Love by Andrew Grey
Sebastian Franklin has waited a long time to prove himself as front of the house manager at Cafe Belgie, but his first night in charge while Darryl, his boss, is on vacation is less than a success. The restaurant is robbed at closing time, and the Good Samaritan who foiled the robber comes with his own complications.
Robert Fortier is the county’s newest judge, and a reluctant one at that. He is well aware that a public life is not always easy, especially when your personal life makes you the target of a media frenzy. Still, Robert enjoys Sebastian’s company, and Sebastian is never without a serving of happiness and flair for his favorite public figure. But Sebastian is not without his issues either—family chaos and an ex in trouble will put the pressure on as they struggle for even footing in this new romance.
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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

Marked Yours by Elizabeth Noble
Three hundred years ago, natural disaster reformed the face of North America, and the people who lived in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains would never be the same.
Now, the master/slave bond in New Colorado has become a sacred rite of service, protection, and, sometimes, for the lucky, love. Nick and his intended Master, Todd Ruger, a sentry of the territories, have grown up knowing that they were pledged to this bond. They’re looking forward to the ritual with both excitement and trepidation—it’s something they’ve prepared for their entire lives. But New Colorado’s institution of slavery has made dangerous enemies on a frontier fraught with trouble, and they are unprepared for the trials their new relationship will face. Their bond needs to grow very strong, very fast if it’s going to survive the collision of old superstition, new beliefs, and the ever-present danger of the natural and supernatural frontier.
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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: Novel

The Jock and the Wallflower by Lisa Marie Davis

A week into sophomore year, the last thing Decker Lennox wants to do is accompany his best friend Scarlett to Kappa Psi Delta’s Back to School Bash. After all, the frat is Jock Central, and it’s not like anyone would ever mistake Decker for a jock. In fact, he isn’t a great fan of jocks in general—but damned if Avery Beckett isn’t an exception to the rule.
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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short story

Sockeye Love by Sarah Black
Wildlife photographer Grey Morisette is living a half-life, quietly mourning his lover, Saya Khin, who disappeared twelve years earlier into the infamous Insein Prison in Rangoon.
Grey takes a picture of Sal Sanchez falling into an Alaska river with a sockeye salmon in his arms. Sal’s a law student, and his passion for the environment and love for the native tribes, his beautiful young face and eager hands, cannot be ignored. But there isn’t room in Grey’s heart for two lovers. How can he bear to let Saya Khin go, after loving him so long, and reach out for the love Sal is offering him?
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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Tobias’s Own Adventure by Connor Wright
All Tobias wanted to do was stop a robbery. On the way to Doctor Svoboda’s Clinic For Nervous Health, Tobias J. Poole finds himself confronting the famous airship robber Caledfryn H. Hawthorne. Tobias’s act of bravery doesn’t turn out quite as planned, and he finds himself caught in the famous villain’s clutches.
It’s not so bad, really; especially once Tobias meets young tradesman Philippe Carreleur. But Tobias was on that airship for a reason, and his past catches up with him at the most inopportune time. Will Tobias’s new friends be able to make sure his adventure ends happily, or is he destined to be treated for Nervous Health forever?
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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal, Steampunk
Length: Novella

Break and Enter by Etienne
An Avondale Story
George Martin and his partner Mike live a comfortable life in Jacksonville with their Irish Setter, but something’s missing. Maybe George, a captain in the sheriff’s office, has just been working too hard again. There’s been a rash of break-ins in the area, and the homes targeted all seem to belong to older gay men. Then when the time finally comes for George and Mike to take their vacation, they pack up and head to their mountain cabin for two weeks—only to find a small boy living in their generator shed.
Robbie, who bonds with George right away, had witnessed an unspeakable tragedy, but that is just the beginning of the trouble. Alone in the world apart from a very ill maternal grandmother, Robbie stands the very real risk of becoming a ward of the state if George and Mike can’t convince a bigoted judge to change his mind. Meanwhile, George still has a job to do: solve the mystery of the break-ins—and a murder—and track down who’s responsible.
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Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Length: Novel

Tears of a Dragon by Sulayman X
S. Mortimer Bookin is curious. It’s what makes him such a good scholar. He’s curious about the world around him, about his dead parents, about what it might be like to meet another Contrary man like himself. Then roguish and Contrary Kai warrior Prince Allender shows up on his doorstep, and Mortimer is entranced. The catch? Allender comes with baggage: a host of Contrary youths he wants to train in the ways of the Kai brotherhood… with Mortimer as their teacher.
Mortimer’s curiosity and growing fascination with Allender trump his love of routine, and he commits to a perilous journey to obtain the Kai Overlord’s blessing for the school. It’s a quest that will take him from home to the Zu-Kai Isle, on to the frozen north, and all the way to the mystical Dragon Isle. Mortimer and Allender grow closer with each mile, but when Allender is injured, it will fall to Mortimer to lead their ragtag brotherhood to procure the overlord’s price—the tears of a dragon.
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Genre: Fantasy/paranormal
Length: Novel

Check out the HOT new releases from Torquere Press!!

This week we have select books from Sean Michael as well as select Torquere anthologies for 20% off. Come check them out: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=specials

New Releases 7/15/15

Plaid Nights Anthology
with stories by: Angelique Voisen, Anna Mansel, Elizabeth Coldwell, Julia Talbot, Lila Mathews, Logan Zachary, McKay, Megan McFerren, Missouri Dalton, Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae, Rob Rosen
214 pages / 65000 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-942-1
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-61040-943-8
$5.49

Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4430

Blurb:

In Plaid Nights, men in kilts are as varied as they are hot. Whether they’re caber tossers, rugby players, Highland warriors, country dancers, or time-traveling vampires, they’re up for surprises and sexy good times.

Rob Rosen starts us off with humor in “Tossing It.” Contemporary men discover love in unexpected places in “Whiskey and Want” by Megan McFerren, “Some Like It Scot” by Julia Talbot, “Perfect Working Order” by Elizabeth Coldwell, and “Off-Kilter” by Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae. We get a taste of the paranormal in “Sir WW” by Angelique Voisen, “Feumaidh Mi Ruith (I Have to Run)” by Missouri Dalton, and “Kilt in the Closet” by Logan Zachary. And we’re treated to forbidden love in historicals “Hunting for a Highlander” by Lila Mathews, “A Time to Heal” by Anna Mansel, and “As Fair Art Thou, My Bonny Lad” by McKay.

In these stories, some tartan-clad men wear their kilts in the “traditional manner,” while others are less daring. But all find love, and of course, a happy ending—especially at night, when the plaid comes off.

Individual Stories also Available:

A Time to Heal by Anna Mansel
As Fair Art Thou, My Bonny Lad by McKay
Feumaidh Mi Ruith (I Have to Run) by Missouri Dalton
Hunting for a Highlander by Lila Mathews
Kilt in the Closet by Logan Zachary
Off-Kilter by Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae
Perfect Working Order by Elizabeth Coldwell
Sir WW by Angelique Voisen
Some Like It Scot by Julia Talbot
Tossing It by Rob Rosen
Whiskey and Want by Megan McFerren

The Briar Rose: Blended Family
by Sean Michael
146 pages / 35700 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-944-5
$3.99

Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4431

Blurb:

Matt and Adam are back and this time they’re welcoming two established Master/sub pairs who want to play together. Without ruining their friendship.

Subs Peter and Max have been best friends forever, since before they met their masters. They were lovers once, but both men needed the influence of a Dom to stay on an even keel. Happily in love with their masters, Devon and Swan, the boys nonetheless want more.

Devon and Swan care deeply for each other and are willing to give becoming something more a try and the Briar Rose seems like the perfect place to give it a go. As neutral ground, if things go wrong, they should be able to put the whole thing behind them and go back to their lives as simply friends.

Can Devon, Peter, Swan, and Max become the blended family they yearn to be?

Available for Pre-Order NOW

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Coming 7/22/15



Graveyard Sparrow

by Kayla Bashe

Katriona Sparrow, dubbed the Mad Heiress by London’s upper class, is the deceptively fragile ward of a foreign nobleman. She can’t stand making small talk with strangers, but she’s unparalleled when it comes to deciphering the dead.

On a routine investigation, something goes horribly wrong, leaving Katriona catatonic in an upscale hospital and a serial killer with an artistic bent stalking London’s most vulnerable.

Enter Anthea Garlant, a young witch and academic ostracized from polite society for traveling the world without a chaperone. She devises magical treatments to protect Katriona from the side effects of her abilities, but as she grows more and more attached to Katriona, her professional façade begins to slip.

Will they be able to stop the man who turns beautiful dead women into works of art before he turns his attention much closer to home?

Previously published through Kindle Unlimited.

Releasing 7/22/15 – Available Pre-Order: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4435

The Dusty Hat Bar
by L.J. Hamlin

Noah Kimberly walks into his usual bar, same as he does most Friday nights. It’s surprisingly busy for this time of night, even for a Friday.

Tonight things are different. Tonight Noah will meet Lennie Boyce, the son of Earl Boyce the biggest ranch owner in the area and Noah’s ex boss. His friend and bar owner Dusty might warn him away from the other man, but Noah’s just not sure he can resist this cowboy.

Releasing 7/22/15 – Available Pre-Order: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4433

Coming 7/29/15



Full Moon Dating: Gage and Hamish

by Julia Talbot

Cat shifter Gage is an impossible bottom. No one has ever been able to tame him, even if he wants them to. He’s willing to keep trying, though, and when he finds out about the paranormal dating site Full Moon Dating, he puts himself in their hands. He longs for someone who will take him in hand and make him like it.

Hamish is a bear shifter who plays too rough for most subs. Gage sounds like just what he needs, so when Full Moon matches them up, he’s happy to see how they get along. Can he convince Gage that he’s the one to make the man toe the line?

Releasing 7/29/15 – Available Pre-Order: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4436



It Was Supposed to Be a Vacation

by M. Durango

A week alone is just what Todd needs to get his head straight. Before he can light his first campfire, the dead body he stumbles upon sends him running back to civilization and straight to the Park Ranger’s office.

Ranger Max has had his eye on Todd for years, but things keep getting in the way: boyfriends, jobs, and now a series of murders in the woods he’s sworn to take care of. Once the press gets involved, Todd receives unwanted attention from his community—and the killer. Together, Todd and Max have to find a way to grow their fledgling relationship while keeping Todd safe before the killer has his way.

Releasing 7/29/15 – Available Pre-Order: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4434

Caron High News
by Annabelle Jay

Caron High News begins on the day of the first GSA, or Gay-Straight Alliance, meeting at Nissa Falenbach’s school. The club was started by Principal Perry to give Nissa a community after the school’s first hate crime that past summer, but unfortunately, no one shows up. As Nissa leaves the school she sees Bethany, her former best friend and now popular girl, crying in the middle of the quad because she was just dumped by her boyfriend, Lenny, for not being sexually adventurous. The two agree on mutually advantageous terms: they will pretend to date until Lenny wants Bethany back, and in return, Bethany will draw ten new GSA members into their group. The novel is a split narrative between Nissa and Audrey, the school gossip newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, who creates scandals that both help Nissa’s cause and, in the end, reveal her true motives. But neither Nissa nor Audrey could have predicted what happens at the Holiday Assembly after Audrey plays a recording of Nissa and Bethany’s bathroom confession.

Releasing 7/29/15 – Available Pre-Order: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4432

Getting to know Bebe Burnside.

A Cup of Late by Bebe BurnsideUnlike most authors, your blog isn’t about your writing, it’s about your reading. And not only but, but what you read seems to be all over the place—fiction, non-fiction, mystery, horror and drama. Do you think that what you read effects what and how you write?

Absolutely,  the one thing that I care most about in reading and writing is a good story. I have to care about the characters and what happens to them. I read different genres because you meet different characters in different genres. For instance, in romance, there is a lot of drama and personal interaction. Action Adventure is more about what is  happening to the characters. Sci/Fi is almost always the struggle of good against evil. Humor just makes me laugh. Non fiction can bring you more into an event than you could have gotten though the local media. It’s like being a world traveler without leaving your house. As a writer, the more you read, the more you have to pull from. Each time you open a book you go to another world, so when you write now you have this rich tapestry to inspire you. I don’t think I would be a writer at all if I had not read so much in my life.

 How do you choose the books your read?

There are a combination of things that help me decide what to read. I’m in a book club, so that is one source. My local library has book of the month suggestions. When in a book store, I admit a cover can catch my attention and make me read the description. Friends of course will talk about books they love and I will sometimes read those.  Water for Elephants was a perfect example. I really wasn’t that interested, but my friend just kept going on and on about how good it was that I finally picked it up and, of course, it was a great story. Book reviews can help if the reviewer really enjoyed a book and the topic sounds good, I will read it. Then, if I find an author I really like, I will try to read his/her books. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is where I get a lot of my non fiction selections from. I’m interested in history, so if I hear that a history book reads more like a good story, I will sometimes check it out. I think for me no matter how diverse the topic is, I’m really just looking for a good story and you can find those in so many different places.

 Do you ever get personal on your blog or is it only book reviews?

Sometimes, if a there is something that I feel I want to share. When I first started it, it was really just a way for me to discuss random thoughts. Then I realized I really love to talk about books I have read, so it seemed like the best place to do that.

How did your blog come about?

My publisher gave me the idea. I always thought blogs were this heavy programming thing, like a web site, and only wanna be reporters who were trying to get jobs in main stream media had them. Then he helped me create one and told me to just write. It was so easy that I just kept going.

 A Cup of Latte deals with the business world, do you have a background in business?The Prize by Bebe Burnside

I do. My degree is Business Administration and I have worked for several large corporations and it is a topic I feel comfortable with. They always tell you to write about what you know and I feel comfortable writing about business.

Michael Stafford has a job title that most people don’t know all that much about. How did you decide to make his a venture capitalist and why?

I start by coupling. How would two people meet and what would they have in common. My first story took place in Vermont, so I wanted to go different. New York is totally different than Vermont and New York is also known for its financing. Venture Capitalists are like the playboys of the finance world. No one truly understands them, yet they move billions of dollars. It was a way to make the character a bit mysterious without trying to describe him that way.

In the beginning of A Cup of Latte Alan judges Michael because of his job. Do you think people often do that?

I do. Almost any party or gathering I have even been to, when two strangers meet the almost universal question is, “So, What do you do for a living.” I think we feel that somehow we can figure out a person if we know what they do. A doctor is caring, a lawyer, is smart, a teacher is devoted. I always ask people what their favorite color is and I usually get some strange looks. It’s not part of the program.

In A Cup of Latte there’s a character (William) who struggles with living life in the closet. Do you think being gay in the business world is still taboo or risky?

I think it depends on the corporate culture. I worked for a large bank that recognized domestic partnerships for both same sex and opposite sex and therefore there were a lot of coworkers who were openly gay. When Massachusetts first recognized marriage equality, my company immediately sent an email saying domestic partnerships were still recognized but now if it was a same sex marriage you could be covered as a married person, no difference.  I think that there are some companies that being openly gay would cause problems. It’s sad, but it’s slowly changing and I can’t wait for the day it no longer matters who you love.

Your first title, The Prize, is also a contemporary romance. Is this what we can expect from your writing? I ask this only because of your varied reading interest.

Ha ha, I actually want to write a sci-fi fantasy. That was my first reading love. Lord of the Ring was my first book I really could not put down. I also really live the Elizabethan time, so I might do something like that. I have to be able to picture the story in my head and want to explore that world.

Do you write every day?

No. Every author tells you to do that and I would give the same advice to anyone who asked me. But, like a lot of adults I don’t take my own advice. I try to write every day, but I just don’t always get to it. I do read every day, without fail.

What can readers expect from you in the future?

The one I’m working on now is a contemporary. It will take place in Boston and Newport, Rhode Island. A fire fighter and a doctor. It will have a bit more spice and there will be more drama. Nothing tells a good love story like a bit of drama. I will also be a bit longer. I have heard from fans that they want more story, so I will make a point of telling a longer tale. As long as the story supports it. I can’t stand when I read a story and fell like the author just couldn’t shut up. So I never want to just go on and on. I always want to tell a good story about good people who you just see a small glimpse of their life and then let them go.