New Releases: July 29th, 2015

July 29, 2015

Bitter Taffy by Amy Lane (Print Only)

 

Can Rico and Derek find a compromise between instant attraction and long-lasting love before Derek’s patience runs out?

Rico Gonzalves-Macias didn’t expect to fall in love during his internship in New York—and he didn’t expect the boss’s son to out them both and get him fired either. When he returns to Sacramento stunned and heartbroken, he finds his cousin, Adam, and Adam’s boyfriend, Finn, haven’t just been house-sitting—they’ve made his once sterile apartment into a home.

 

When Adam gets him a job interview with the adorable, magnetic, practically perfect Derek Huston, Rico feels especially out of his depth. Derek makes it no secret that he wants Rico, but Rico is just starting to figure out that he’s a beginner at the really important stuff and doesn’t want to jump into anything with both feet.

 

Derek is a both-feet kind of guy. But he’s also made mistakes of his own and doesn’t want to pressure Rico into anything. Together they work to find a compromise between instant attraction and long-lasting love, and while they’re working, Rico gets a primer in why family isn’t always a bad idea. He needs to believe Derek can be his family before Derek’s formidable patience runs out—because even a practically perfect boyfriend is capable of being hurt.

 

Bonus Novella:

Candy Man

Prequel to Bitter Taffy

 

Adam Macias has been thrown a few curve balls in his life, but losing his VA grant because his car broke down and he missed a class was the one that struck him out. One relative away from homelessness, he’s taking the bus to Sacramento, where his cousin has offered a house-sitting job and a new start. He has one goal, and that’s to get his life back on track. Friends, pets, lovers? Need not apply.

 

Finn Stewart takes one look at Adam as he’s applying to Candy Heaven and decides he’s much too fascinating to leave alone. Finn is bright and shiny—and has never been hurt. Adam is wary of his attention from the very beginning—Finn is dangerous to every sort of peace Adam is forging, and Adam may just be too damaged to let him in at all.

 

But Finn is tenacious, and Adam’s new boss, Darrin, doesn’t take bullshit for an answer. Adam is going to have to ask himself which is harder—letting Finn in or living without him? With the holidays approaching it seems like an easy question, but Adam knows from experience that life is seldom simple, and the world seldom cooperates with hope, faith, or the plans of cats and men.

 

Length: Novel (314p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 29, 2015

Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-287-8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bitter Taffy by Amy Lane

 

Can Rico and Derek find a compromise between instant attraction and long-lasting love before Derek’s patience runs out?

A Candy Man Book

 

Rico Gonzalves-Macias didn’t expect to fall in love during his internship in New York—and he didn’t expect the boss’s son to out them both and get him fired either. When he returns to Sacramento stunned and heartbroken, he finds his cousin, Adam, and Adam’s boyfriend, Finn, haven’t just been house-sitting—they’ve made his once sterile apartment into a home.

 

When Adam gets him a job interview with the adorable, magnetic, practically perfect Derek Huston, Rico feels especially out of his depth. Derek makes it no secret that he wants Rico, but Rico is just starting to figure out that he’s a beginner at the really important stuff and doesn’t want to jump into anything with both feet.

 

Derek is a both-feet kind of guy. But he’s also made mistakes of his own and doesn’t want to pressure Rico into anything. Together they work to find a compromise between instant attraction and long-lasting love, and while they’re working, Rico gets a primer in why family isn’t always a bad idea. He needs to believe Derek can be his family before Derek’s formidable patience runs out—because even a practically perfect boyfriend is capable of being hurt.

 

Length: Novel (192p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 29, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-288-5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ironbound Kisses by Jessica Walsh

 

Thomas has to have the strange young man, Isle, and he’ll do things he never imagined himself capable of to get him.

Don’t talk to him. For all intents and purposes, he doesn’t exist.

 

Thomas knows the rules when he takes a job with the circus, but he can’t stop thinking about the strange young man hidden away in the manager’s trailer. After a chance meeting with Isle, Thomas is even more intrigued, despite Isle’s warnings. As his obsession with Isle grows, Thomas vows to solve the mystery surrounding him and rescue him from his prison. But nothing is what it seems—especially not Isle—and Thomas is left unable to trust his own mind. Amidst the sparkles and illusions of the big top, Thomas can’t tell whether the spell he’s falling under is love… or something very different. He just knows he has to have Isle, and he’ll do things he never imagined himself capable of to get him.

 

Length: Novella (102p.) | Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: July 29, 2015

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-293-9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redesigning Max by Pat Henshaw

 

Outdoorsman Max is grateful when interior designer Fredi takes him in hand, both metaphorically and literally.

A Foothills Pride Story

 

Renowned interior designer Fredi Zimmer is surprised when outdoorsman Max Greene, owner of Greene’s Outdoors, hires Fredi to revamp his rustic cabin in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Fredi is an out-and-proud Metro male whose contact with the outdoors is from his car to the doorway of the million-dollar homes he remodels, and Max is just too hunky for words.

 

When Max comes on to Fredi, the designer can’t imagine why. But he’s game to put a little spice into Max’s life, even if it’s just in the colors and fixtures he’ll use to turn Max’s dilapidated cabin into a showplace. Who can blame a guy for adding a little sensual pleasure as he retools Max’s life visually?

 

Max, for his part, is grateful when Fredi takes him in hand, both metaphorically and literally. Coming out is the most exciting and wonderful time in his life, despite the conservative former friends who think they’re saving him from sliding into hell.

 

Length: Novella (98p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 29, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-317-2)

Under the Big Top with Jessica Walsh

July 29, 2015

Under the Big Top

Today is the day of my first Dreamspinner Press release – so please be kind and I hope you enjoy it.  I’m Jessica Walsh, from Minnesota and I’ve been writing published works for the last two years, however this is my first solo work.  Ironbound Kisses and my other work are all Urban Supernatural – you know, our world with a bit of fantasy and the unusual mixed in.  This is a genre I’ve always loved, because I always preferred to think that this world isn’t quite as normal as we all think it is.

As for the circus, where this novella takes place, this is the first time I’ve written a story in such a setting, and yet it seemed to fit perfectly because the circus is supposed to be a place of magic anyway.  So I had a lot of fun pulling back that curtain to show the back area – something we don’t generally see.  In Minnesota we only really have one circus and it’s not in the best area and shows like Cirque De Sol weren’t exactly what I was looking for.  So instead, I found my research in the oddest of places – Netflix, PBS and a few scattered childhood memories.

The whole magic of the circus is being able to get your popcorn and candy and spend a couple hours watching normal people do almost magical things before your very eyes.  There’s something about seeing real people do it in front of you that trumps the feeling of watching it on screen.  Sure, with television and movies the effects might be flashier, but there’s times when a little ‘in person’ magic can also be just as stunning.  Be it stunts, extreme skills with sharp objects, or tamed animals that act like docile pets, you have to admit that it’s easy to lose yourself in seeing these performers show off their skills.

I had the most fun with Thomas, the main character.  Since he starts the story interviewing for a job at the circus, his curtained view of that world is immediately taken away.  He, and the reader, get to almost immediately see the reality of circus life with the hard work, traveling and living in trailers behind the large tents.  The magic and performance is quickly stripped away for hard work and very simple lifestyle.

But what Thomas soon comes to discover is that there’s still something hidden at this circus and there’s still magic and mystery hiding in the trees and one of the trailers.  So even in the background, behind the scenes where it’s all pulled away, there’s still something left to be discovered.

Part of the fun of writing in Urban Fantasy relates back to a very personal part of my childhood.  I grew up needing glasses from the time I was three because I naturally saw double.  This meant, at night, when I wasn’t wearing glasses it was really easy to see that monster hiding behind my door, in the corner of my room and my closet.  And even if you showed me it was a pile of clothes in the morning, when the lights went out I was positive it was there.

As I got older and grew out of being scared of the monsters, glancing twice at shadows and things that looked strange was a second nature to me.  I’ll still do it now when I’m sitting at home or work and I hear a strange sound, even though I’m alone.  Call it ghosts, fairies or the house settling, I notice it a lot.  And it’s now become more of a game to make up stories about what might actually be there just beyond my sight.  Maybe there is a ghost rummaging through the fabric in my sewing room at night.  Maybe there is a fairy hiding in the rafters of our basement, taunting our kitties who can’t quite jump high enough.  Or maybe my house is just far too old for any of that and the wood creaks and the pipes clang.  Whatever the story, it’s a fun ride for the imagination, and more than a few of those thoughts have formed into outlines waiting to be written.

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Aside from Ironbound Kisses I’m currently working on an ongoing series with another Dreamspinner Author: Briana Lawrence .  She and I have been together for almost 14 years and actually met through our love of writing.  We spent years writing fanfiction together before we moved on to our own original works.  Seeking the Storyteller is the beginning of our long series set in Minnesota and also has a twist of supernatural in it, though this time it’s not as subtle.  We introduce a being called the Storyteller, who lives in a room of endless books full of the stories of people’s lives.  He has the power to read all those stories and change them, however he feels fit.

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You can find both of us, most days, either at or preparing for our next Anime Convention.  We wear costumes, sell our books and crafts in Artist Alley and can generally be found having fun with other convention goers all over the US.  So I suppose, in a way, I’m still working the fun and magical into my life – now I’m just doing it with a notebook and a couple Disney Princess dresses I’ve made.

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So, what kind of magic is hiding at the edge of your world?  Are there dragons hidden in the marsh along your jogging path?  Fairies hidden in the cupboards above the work coffee machine?  Or maybe your dog chases little imps around the backyard trees.  Whatever it is, maybe you should take a second glance, because otherwise you might just miss it.

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Author facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storytellerhuntersseries

Blog: http://snowtigra.blogspot.com/

Website: http://www.sewntogetherreflections.com/books

 

Get Ironbound Kisses today!

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New Releases: July 27th, 2015

July 27, 2015

Breeding Stations by Chris T. Kat

 

Can commanders Berit and Tom keep their team alive as the excursion to Ligador goes wrong?

Alliances: Book One

 

Spunky commander Berit Turner is known for two things: his huge libido and his lack of a filter—he says what he thinks. Berit sets his mind on being part of a mission to Ligador to make sure the planet is habitable for humans. He’s ecstatic when his team is assigned to the task force. A delegation of Nadisc, a humanoid alien race, accompanies them, and passion ignites between Berit and their commanding officer, Tom. But Berit is determined that Tom is just another notch on his bedpost, as he doesn’t do relationships.

 

The excursion to Ligador goes wrong from the beginning, when they discover Ligador has been established as a breeding station by their worst enemy: the Tash’Ba. Dinosaur-like creatures become the team’s worst nightmare, and staying alive is going to take everything they’ve got… and then some.

 

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Science Fiction | Release Date: July 27, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-176-5) | Buy as Paperback  ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-175-8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prickly Business by Piper Vaughn & Kenzie Cade

 

Sassy little hedgehog shifter, Avery, needs a keeper, and Dylan starts to believe he might be the werewolf for the job.

Some people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He’s a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family, with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged. Not that Avery cares. He doesn’t want to be mated to some blue-collar werewolf anyway. Or so he keeps telling himself.

 

No werewolf likes to be looked down upon, least of all Dylan Green. He doesn’t need a mate, especially not some snotty hedgehog who sneers at his custom motorcycle shop and calls him a grease monkey. But when Avery gets into trouble with a shady loan shark, Dylan can’t stand by and let him be hurt—whether he wants the brat or not.

 

Yet once Dylan steps into Avery’s world, he realizes there’s more to Avery than his prickly exterior, and that unexpected vulnerability calls to Dylan’s protective instincts. The sassy little hedgehog needs a keeper, and despite their horrible first impressions, Dylan starts to believe he might be the wolf for the job.

 

Length: Novel (280p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shifters, Mystery/Suspense

Release Date: July 27, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-453-7) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-452-0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What No One Else Can Hear by Brynn Stein

 

Drew gives Jesse the strength to face trumped-up legal charges and fight for his rights. But is their future doomed?

Young Stevie Liston is diagnosed with autism, but is really an overwhelmed empath who mentally called out for help. Jesse McKinnon heard him in a dream from clear across the country, and that dream sent him on a six-year search to find Stevie. Once they meet, they think everything will work out and Jesse will help Stevie cope.

 

Stevie does improve immensely, but a disgruntled coworker of Jesse’s conspires with Stevie’s estranged but politically powerful father to keep Stevie and Jesse apart with trumped-up legal charges claiming Jesse sexually abused the boy. Jesse must watch helplessly as Stevie loses all the advances he’s made.

 

If it wasn’t for his growing relationship with his coworker Drew Ferguson, Jesse knows he wouldn’t have the strength to fight for his rights and Stevie’s future. Drew just might be the real thing, but with the very real possibility of serving jail time for a crime he didn’t commit, Jesse’s hopes for a future with Drew might be doomed.

 

Length: Novel (220p.) | Genre: Paranormal | Release Date: July 27, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-989-1) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-988-4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing in Common by Jay Northcote (Print Only)

 

Three sexy lighthearted reads that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Three sexy lighthearted reads that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

 

An accident with a cardboard box is the start of a beautiful friendship—with benefits—between newly out Mark and gorgeous removal man Jamie. As Jamie initiates Mark into the joys of gay sex, “nothing serious” might turn into something important to both of them.

 

Noah’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn’t expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous stranger Noah sees on his commute home most days. Noah’s friend, Dom, has a plan to get Sol’s attention—if Noah is willing to take the risk.

 

Aiden gets talked into joining a team for the Mad Mucker—a twelve-mile muddy slog over an obstacle course—and Matt agrees to be his training partner. Attraction flares, and they embark on an intense physical relationship. But keeping to their “no strings attached” agreement might prove as much of a challenge as the race.

 

Length: Novel (330p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 27, 2015

Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-406-3)

The Fun’s in the Water with Andrew Grey #dreamer

July 25, 2015

When on a cruise the excursions in port are half the fun. And a few years ago I found out Dominic loves to snorkel. So since he’s in charge of the planning, we go on a snorkeling excursion on each cruise. The last time we were on Bonaire and I think it spoiled us for every other place we’ve visited. The snorkeling here is unlike any other place in the world. There are no rivers on Bonaire, so there is no runoff into the sea. The reefs have been protected for many years and are unbelievable.

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So Dominic found a private company and he booked the excursion. These people were amazing. They handled everything for us. The water there in January was a little chilly for me, so they loaned me a wet suit. That was awesome. They had sun shirts if we needed them. But I think the king of service was the Vaseline. Dominic and I have mustaches and the hostess was kind enough to slather Vaseline on them so the masks would fit well. It worked like a charm, I can tell you that. Of course once I got out of the water, I was washing the stuff off my lips for days.

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One other benefit of this particular trip was that there was a photographer along with us and he snapped some of the most amazing pictures, of the coral, sea life, and us. We saw sea turtles, scared up an octopus, coral of every kind, and even a sea horse. I can’t wait to see what kind of excursion Dominic books on our next trip.

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New Releases: July 24th, 2015

July 24, 2015

After the Final Encore by Scotty Cade

 

Will an old adversary end everything Billy and Ian have worked for—including their lives?

Sequel to Final Encore

 

Country superstar Billy Eagan’s career is soaring. He’s topping the charts and winning award after award. He and his manager and life partner, Ian Dillon, have been virtually inseparable for almost five years, solidifying their relationship as well as Billy’s skyrocketing stardom. After a secret kiss between the two of them at an awards show is caught on camera, a tabloid newspaper outs Billy and Ian as lovers, which could sabotage Billy’s career on the bigoted Nashville music scene. To make matter worse, an old adversary rears his ugly head and threatens to end everything Billy and Ian have worked for—including their lives.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: July 24, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-253-3) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-252-6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Your Shine On by Nick Wilgus

 

Can the unlikely trio of seven-year-old Ishmael, his uncle Henry, and Henry’s live-in boyfriend build a new life together?

When his mother goes out to party one Saturday night and doesn’t come back, seven-year-old Ishmael Hood is taken in by his estranged uncle Henry and Henry’s live-in boyfriend, Sam. As this unlikely trio begins to build a new life together, they encounter both support and hostility in the small Mississippi town where they live. Seems like just about everybody has an opinion on the matter—and they’re not shy about expressing it.

 

While this blossoming little family finds its feet, outside forces—and ghosts from the past—threaten to tear it apart. Henry, still trying to deal with the tragic death of his parents, finds himself hard-pressed to open his heart to this needy child.

 

Just as a little shine begins to come back into their lives, Ishmael’s mother returns, and their world is thrown into chaos.

 

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 24, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-373-8) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-372-1)

New Releases: July 22nd, 2015

July 22, 2015

By Way of Vegan Donuts by Kay Walker

 

All Simon has to do is figure out a way to get over his nervousness and ask the casually flirty Benji on a date.


In a tourist town in the Canadian Rockies, Simon is spending the summer working at his sister-in-law’s bookstore. Shy around new people, Simon prefers to keep his nose in a book. When Benji, a local who works at a café down the street, hears Simon is vegan, he figures the best way to welcome him is bake him a vegan donut.

 

Upon their first meeting, there’s an undeniable burst of chemistry. Simon is drawn to Benji’s outgoing personality and wants to get to know him better. All Simon has to do is figure out a way to get over his nervousness and ask the casually flirty Benji on a date.

Length: Novella (48p.) | Genre: Contemporary, New Adult | Release Date: July 22, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-311-0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Layered Mask by Sue Brown

 

Will Lord Nash be ruined because Lord Downe knows his secret? Or will Nash take Downe up on the alternative he offers?

2nd Edition

 

Threatened by his father with disinheritance, Lord Edwin Nash arrives in London with a sole purpose: to find a wife. A more than eligible bachelor and titled to boot, the society matrons are determined to shackle him to one of the girls by the end of the season.

 

During a masquerade ball, Nash hides from the ladies vying for his attention. He is discovered by Lord Thomas Downe, the Duke of Lynwood. Nash is horrified when Downe calmly tells him that he knows the secret Nash has hidden for years and sees through the mask Edwin presents to the rest of the world.

 

And then he offers him an alternative.

 

A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.

 

First Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2012.

 

Length: Novella (108p.) | Genre: Historical European, Timeless Dreams | Release Date: July 22, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-493-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Must Love Dogs by K. Lynn

 

Maybe Ben’s destined to go it alone in the dark. Or can Jay help him see there’s still a chance for happily ever after?

Since a mugging a year ago, Ben’s lived with blindness. Despite an art career on hold and a deadbeat boyfriend who left him because of his disability, he’s finally getting his life back on track. Ben is gaining a new sense of independence thanks to his guide dog, Colt.

 

But Ben’s carefully balanced life is thrown into chaos when veterinarian Dr. Jay Connor hits Colt with his car. While Colt is on the mend and recovering nicely, Ben finds that Jay is not only fond of Colt, but also quite interested in Ben.

 

However, one overheard conversation might put a stop to their romance before it can grow into something more. Maybe Ben’s destined to go it alone in the dark. Or can Jay help him see there’s still a chance for happily ever after?

 

Length: Novella (54p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 22, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-312-7)

Man’s Best Friend with K. Lynn

July 22, 2015

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Hello, all! K. Lynn here, talking about my new novella Must Love Dogs.

This novella was a labor of love and had its origination as an anthology piece. The story expanded outward and I wanted to see where it went, so the anthology submission didn’t happen. Instead, I went on a journey with my main characters, Colt and Ben and Dr. Jay, to discover how Ben’s recovery was still an ongoing process, but a determined veterinarian is going to be a vital part of that.

I’ve always been drawn to stories that feature characters dealing with life changes, including disabilities. For this story, I knew I wanted to focus on an artist who became blind, to delve into how he had to adapt and what that might mean for his future. However, it wasn’t until I was in the middle of writing that I realized just how challenging writing from the viewpoint of a blind character actually was. Ben can’t describe what’s going on around him visually, he doesn’t know what his new love interest looks like, so he must rely on other senses to ground him. I enjoyed the challenge, though. It stretched my creative muscles.

Ben took me places that I didn’t know I would go to, but that’s similar to all my characters. I never know what they might reveal, what kind of personality or secrets they might have, which makes the writing process all the more fun. With Ben, he has been through quite a lot in a short amount of time. He lost his boyfriend, his sight, and his livelihood. He has walled himself away to begin his recovery process, and his closest companion is his guide dog, Colt. When that connection is put in danger, Ben couldn’t realize what a fortunate situation it might actually turn out to be. He wasn’t looking for love, but it found him anyway.

Dr. Jay was a fun character to work with because he’s so different from Ben. He hasn’t been touched by tragedy, and he’s got a constantly upbeat outlook on life. All I knew going in was that he loved animals and he was going to fall in love with Ben. All the rest was up to Dr. Jay, and he certainly delivered. When Ben tries to push him away, Dr. Jay’s just that more determined to make their relationship work. And that determination is what helps see them through the ups and downs of what life throws at them.

And, of course, Ben and Dr. Jay would never have gotten together if it weren’t for Colt. He was their basis for introduction and remained a vital character throughout the story. Ben loves Colt, Dr. Jay does as well, and he is the third point in their triangle. The three of them together makes for a very strong unit, and I foresee Colt being an important part of a marriage ceremony if Ben and Dr. Jay make it down the aisle in the future. For now, he’s happy to stay by their sides and bask in the happiness that they are creating.

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Speaking of dogs, do you have a favorite? Maybe you prefer poodles over pugs. Great Danes over Greyhounds. Or are cartoon dogs your preference? Leave a comment with your favorite dog, real or otherwise.

 

I hope you enjoy Must Love Dogs, and the journey of Colt, Ben, and Dr. Jay. If you want to keep up with my current and future releases (it’s been a busy year for me so far!), you can check out my site at WriterKLynn.com or find me on Twitter @WriterKLynn.

Get your copy of Must Love Dogs here!

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Author bio:

K. Lynn has been an avid reader and writer since childhood. While in college, she increased her involvement in LGBT issues and writing within the LGBT fiction genre. She is a fan of authors who explore the commonality that exists within all sexualities and genders. Most of her own work features LGBT characters, many of whom are in established relationships and show how love perseveres. She has particular interest in seeing transgender characters gain a larger foothold within the genre and hopes the market for these works expands in the future.

 

New Releases: July 20th, 2015

July 20, 2015

The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune

 

Can the young wizard, Sam, survive an epic quest, save the prince, and win the heart of the dreamy Knight Ryan Foxheart?

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City Of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident.

 

Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam’s pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the King’s Wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

 

When Sam’s fourteen, he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary, the hornless gay unicorn, and a half-giant named Tiggy, earning the moniker Sam of Wilds.

 

At fifteen, Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle—Knight Ryan Foxheart, the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamed.

 

Naturally, it all goes to hell when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin, Sam can’t control his magic, a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince, and the King sends them on an epic quest to save Ryan’s boyfriend, all while Sam falls more in love with someone he can never have.

 

Or so he thinks.

 

Length: Novel (400p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: July 20, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-368-4) | Buy as Paperback  ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-367-7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resurrecting Elliot by Cate Ashwood

 

When disaster strikes, Elliot’s not sure he’s strong enough to be the man Colt needs him to be.

Newport Boys: Book Two

 

Nightmares and panic attacks following a horrific tragedy leave Professor Elliot Lawrence a prisoner in his own home. After months of relying on his sister as his only connection to the outside world, Elliot is desperate for a sliver of independence. But leaving the safety of his home isn’t an option, not yet, and he reaches out in the most innocuous way he can think of: grocery delivery.

 

Colton Kelly, retired porn star and recent college grad, is struggling at two minimum wage jobs to make ends meet. During one of his grocery deliveries, he meets Elliot. Although the attraction between them is instant, they must first traverse the long road of putting Elliot back together. When disaster strikes yet again, this time in Colt’s life, Elliot’s not sure he’s strong enough to be the man Colt needs him to be.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 20, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-225-0) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-224-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Truest Type by D.W. Marchwell

 

Anders is faced with a tough decision: go back to his husband or live the life he’s always dreamed of with Ron.

Anders van Apeldoorn has only ever been in love with one man: Leighton Caldwell III, the African-American mayor of the city where they met, fell in love while in university, and got married when it became legal in 2005. With Anders’s support, Leighton is the first openly gay married mayor the city has ever had, and he is also the most popular. But those sacrifices have come at a cost for Anders, who was content to be an elementary school teacher married to a successful prosecutor. And three years into Leighton’s term, Anders wants to go back to their former life.

 

When Anders meets Ron Goldberg, the father of a favored former student, Anders learns something that he’s never known about him. And when some very unsettling news about Leighton comes to light, Anders finds comfort and solace in Ron’s arms. Soon Anders is faced with a tough decision: go back to his husband or live the life he’s always dreamed of, but with a different man.

 

Length: Novel (206p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 20, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-306-6) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-305-9)

New Releases: July 17th, 2015

July 17, 2015

A Spirit Without Borders by Andrew Grey

 

Doctors Will and Dillon must also decide if their feelings are real or just the result of proximity and hardship.

Sequel to A Heart Without Borders; Without Borders: Book Two

 

Dillon McDowell, an infectious disease specialist, jumps at the opportunity to work with Doctors Without Borders in Liberia. But when he arrives, things are very different than he expected, and he’s out of his depth. Will Scarlet takes him under his wing and helps him adjust. A hint of normalcy comes when a group of local boys invite Dillon to play soccer.

 

Will’s family rejected him for being gay, and he’s closed off his heart. Even though meeting Dillon opens him to the possibility of love, he’s wary. They come from different worlds, and Will plans to volunteer for another stint overseas. But Will realizes what Dillon means to him when Dillon becomes ill, and they can no longer deny their feelings.

 

When Dillon’s soccer friends lose their parents and aunt to disease, Will and Dillon must work together to ensure that the boys aren’t cast adrift in a society that’s afraid they might be contagious.  They must also decide if their feelings are real or just the result of proximity and hardship.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 17, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-228-1) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-227-4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wounded Hearts by Remmy Duchene & BLMorticia

 

Cyrus has a past, one that left him in big trouble. When Zane finds out, will everything come to a screeching halt?

Zane Ashford’s stint in the NYPD comes to an abrupt halt when he is injured in the line of duty. After waking up partially blind in one eye, all he wants to do is crawl into a hole, but his friends and family won’t leave him alone. Reluctantly, he lets his best friend talk him into time away on a ranch in Montana. But the moment he gets there and meets Cyrus Abrams, Zane begins to contemplate murder.

 

Cyrus Abrams is vulgar, ornery, stuck in his ways, and not about to change for anyone, no matter how good Zane Ashford looks in those jeans. The more they lock horns, the more Cyrus begins to see Zane in a whole new light.  But Cyrus has a past, one that left him in big trouble and more broken than he cares to admit—a past no one told Zane about. Cyrus fears that when Zane finds out, everything will come to a screeching halt.

 

Length: Novel (256p.) | Genre: Western | Release Date: July 17, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-290-8) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-289-2)

Character Interview Cyrus Abrams with Remmy Duchene & BLMorticia

July 17, 2015

WoundedHearts

 

 

 

Character Interview with Cyrus Abrams

 

*audience applause*

 

Michael Mandrake: Hello, good people. Welcome to sitting down with the muses, hosted by Michael Mandrake. I haven’t done a character interview in quite a while and instead of interviewing one of my own, I’m talking with one of my sister, BLMorticia’s saucy characters, the very interesting and blunt, Cyrus Abrams from Wounded Hearts.

 

*audience applause*

 

Cyrus Abrams: *strokes beard, waves to the crowd, and removes Stetson*  Thank ya’ll. Man, that was quite an ovation. I feel like a rock star. Hiya there, Michael.

 

Michael Mandrake: Hello again, Cyrus. So, tell us more about the book you star in.

 

Cyrus Abrams: Well, it’s called Wounded Hearts. It’s starring me and a hot New York Policeman named Zane Ashford. You could say it’s a romance with some angst, and we butt heads a couple of times, okay well, *laughs* more than a couple, but in the end. I get the best of that fine ass cop. *nods overconfidently and tugs on crotch*

 

*crowd whistles*

 

Michael Mandrake: Wow, well, don’t tell us the whole story, Cyrus. We do want to pick up the book. Let’s move on. Tell us more about Cyrus Abrams.

 

Cyrus Abrams: Well, what can I say, Michael, I’m an old bastard who didn’t want anything to do with relationships. I lost the love of my life years ago and I spent a few years in the slammer. I love country music, especially Conway Twitty and Kenny Rogers, my dog, Woofer, and my horse, Minnie. I run a ranch/farm in Great Falls Montana, graining cereal and selling my best cows and hogs to local butchers. I run an honest business … well, now anyway.

 

*crowd oohs*

 

Cyrus Abrams: Like I said, I was all about the five finger shuffle with a side of porn. Then, the city slicker heads my way and things changed. I was only looking to tap that gorgeous ass, and instead, I got a lot more.

 

*crowd whistles and claps*

 

Michael Mandrake: *Michael blushes* Well, we can’t wait to see how that turns out. One last question before we do a speed round. If there is any lesson we could learn from this book, what would it be?

 

Cyrus Abrams: Mike, I’d say to give love a chance ‘cause you never know what joy it’ll bring ya. Hell, who knows if it’ll pass or fail, but dammit, don’t let it pass you by, regardless of how much of an old geezer you are.

 

*crowd whistles and claps*

 

Michael Mandrake: That’s a great lesson to learn. Now, how about a short speed round for fun? I’m sorry, your author put me up to this.

 

Cyrus Abrams: *laughs* Go on ahead. I’m on top of the world right now. *turns to the left and winks*

 

Michael Mandrake: Ah, the other star is here right now. Zane, don’t be shy, please come out and sit with him. Don’t be shy.

 

*Zane comes out and waves at the crowd, take the seat right next to Cyrus*

 

Zane Ashford: Hello there, Michael. *plants kiss on Cyrus’s cheek* I can answer too for fun.

 

Michael Mandrake: Wonderful. Alright, let’s start. Chocolate or Vanilla.

 

Cyrus Abrams: Well, hell, chocolate is always the best. *waggles eyebrows*

 

Zane Ashford:  Good answer….

 

 

 

Michael Mandrake: Why am I not surprised you answered that?

 

*Cyrus shrugs*

 

Michael Mandrake: Lights on or off?

 

Cyrus Abrams: On. I wanna see everything!

 

*crowd laughs*

 

Zane Ashford:  *palms forehead* Oi.

 

Michael Mandrake: Of course you do, Cyrus. Next, glass half empty or half full?

 

Cyrus Abrams: Well, it’s full now. *Cyrus grins*

 

Michael Mandrake: *shakes head* Cyrus, that wasn’t the question. How about, generally?

 

Cyrus Abrams: Alright, Mr. Stuffy. I’ll say half full.

 

Zane Ashford: *laughs and covers his eyes*

 

Michael Mandrake: Last two. Leather or lace?

 

Cyrus Abrams: Who the hell came up with these? I’d say neither ‘cause I may be gay, but I ain’t no fruit cake.

 

Michael Mandrake: *laughs* No, you aren’t, just answer for the audience.

 

Cyrus Abrams: I’ll go for leather then, especially if they’re the assless chaps I gave Ash for his birthday.

 

*crowd laughs*

 

Zane Ashford:  *puts finger to lips*

 

Michael Mandrake: Last one, favorite color?

 

Cyrus Abrams: Anything black, especially for a Stetson. *places it on his head*

 

Zane Ashford:  One of these days I’m going to get him to wear pink…

 

Michael Mandrake: Well, this has been very enjoyable. Cyrus, Zane, thanks so much for stopping by my show today. Good luck to the both of you.

 

Zane Ashford: Thanks, Michael.

 

Cyrus Abrams; Yes, thanks Mike. And all ya’ll rush out and get Wounded Hearts. It’s hot, angsty, and dammit, it’s fun too. Enjoy!

 

*crowd applauds*