New Releases: May 20th, 2015

May 20, 2015

Dallas in Wonderland by Evan Gilbert

 

Porn studio owner Dallas Fox doesn’t mix business with pleasure—until actor Johnny and office assistant Miguel break his guard down.

Dallas Fox owns porn movie studio Wonderland and for him, sex is all about business.  He hasn’t felt passion in a long time, so he is surprised when he develops an attraction for Johnny Roman, a college student who has recently become a porn actor for the studio, and Miguel Duarte, an office assistant. Dallas is even more surprised when he realizes they are as interested in him as they are in each other. Those attractions violate Dallas’s number one rule: no mixing business and pleasure.

 

Dallas slowly lets his guard down, and eventually winds up in bed with both Johnny and Miguel. Their painful backgrounds are similar, and they begin forging bonds that could grow into something much deeper. Miguel, however, faces a threat that could endanger them all and destroy any chance of finding the romance they want and need.

 

 

Length: Novella (89p.) | Genre: Contemporary, M/M/M or More | Release Date: May 20, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-992-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midsummer by Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae

 

Theater professional John is unexpectedly drawn to young actor Michael. Will the magic of the woods keep them apart or bring them together?

Love’s Labours: Book One

 

John Lyonel, a long-time theater professional and teacher, heads to Virginia to play Oberon in the Theater in the Woods’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, intending to focus on his work. John is recovering from the tragic loss of his family and needs a break. The last thing he expects is to become captivated by Michael Hilliard, the professional actor playing Puck, especially since John has never been attracted to men, let alone one so much younger.

 

They rush headlong into an affair, which falls apart dramatically over secrets that John and Michael are keeping from each other. A steep learning curve, the gossipy cast of the show, and the sometimes sinister magic of the woods conspire to keep them apart. But stage lights and stars might work their magic and help them define a new future.

 

Length: Novella (89p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 20, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-984-6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Runs Through by Cate Ashwood

 

Matthew thinks his HIV status and his past mean no one could ever want him. But Carter isn’t willing to give up without a fight.

A Piece Us Back Together story

 

Carter McClintock’s life is uncomplicated. For the past five years, he’s spent so much time in hospital scrubs that one day bleeds into the next, and that’s just the way he likes it. That is, until he meets Matthew Nolan. Carter has never had a patient affect him the way Matthew does. During Matthew’s stay in the hospital, the chemistry is unmistakable, and once he is discharged, Carter asks him out.

 

Despite the obvious attraction between them, Matthew’s HIV status keeps him from handing Carter his heart, refusing to believe anyone could ever truly want him. When Matthew’s past comes to light, their budding relationship is threatened before it has even begun. But Carter isn’t one to give up without a fight, and he will do anything to show Matthew the lengths he will go to keep them together.

 

Length: Novella (90p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 20, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-082-9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of Monsters and Men by Caitlin Ricci

 

Werewolf Jeremy promises asexual Seth he won’t push for more than Seth is comfortable with, but Seth’s experience says it won’t last.

A Forever Home: Book Two

 

Seth’s life looks idyllic on the surface. He has a great job at the pet rescue with a fantastic boss, who happens to be a werewolf. He is getting his degree at the local university and has a best friend who understands that the most intimate thing for Seth is a kiss. But when it comes to relationships, Seth’s perfect life is a jumbled mess. No guy stays around because eventually, they always want more than Seth, who is asexual, is able to give. Seth wants love and a relationship, but not the sex that everyone puts so much value on.

 

Seth tries for something more with the man he has a crush on, but when that ends Seth feels like he’s back to square one. So when his boss’s brother, Jeremy, pushes his way into Seth’s life, insisting that he won’t press for more than Seth is comfortable sharing, Seth is wary. All of Seth’s experience says it won’t last long. But Jeremy is one werewolf who is used to getting his way, and might just be patient enough to wait for Seth to see he means what he says.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters | Release Date: May 20, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-933-4) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-932-7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piece Us Back Together by Raine O’Tierney, L.J. LaBarthe & Cate Ashwood (Print Only)

 

Life can seem bleak for people suffering devastating injuries or illnesses, but love might heal even the most serious wounds.

Life can seem bleak for people suffering devastating injuries or illnesses of the mind and body, and every day can be a struggle. But sometimes, when hope seems in short supply, they find a reason to keep up the fight. The men in these stories face some of the most difficult challenges imaginable, but fortunately they won’t be facing them alone, because when everything seems darkest, a point of light appears. With compassion, understanding, and love, these hurt souls have a chance to piece the broken parts of their lives and themselves into something strong and beautiful. Love might even be able to mend the most serious wounds of all—those of the heart.

 

Length: Novel (260p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 20, 2015

Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-125-3)

New Releases: May 18th, 2015

May 18, 2015

Fair in Love by Jerry Sacher

 

If Travis can risk being true to himself, then he might get Geoff to the altar for the final “I do.”

Travis McAllan is one of America’s top country music stars—loved by fans, he lives the dreamed-of life of a country boy who has made it. The lifestyle of a star, however, comes at a cost, and Travis keeps his sexuality a secret until he meets Geoff Randsell. The attraction is immediate and jolts Travis from his life of pretense.

 

Geoff has a secret of his own—he’s in a rocky relationship, and he’s not impressed by Hollywood glitz. When he falls for Travis, Geoff is swept off his feet, and he is both dazzled by and apprehensive about the celebrity lifestyle of private planes, mansions, and travel.

 

When a photographer sells a picture of Travis and Geoff to the tabloids, their courtship and private world comes under fire. Travis must risk his music career to be with the man he loves, and Geoff has to make the difficult choice to accept a life in the public eye.

 

In the face of increasing pressure, Travis and Geoff must stay true to themselves to get to the altar and say “I do.”

 

Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 18, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-833-7) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-832-0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linemates by D K Dunn

 

Former linemates Derek and Trevor, known as the Wonder Twins, are reunited on the Detroit Wheels and falling in love all over again.

Life is going pretty well for Derek LaVigne. He’s playing professional hockey in Los Angeles where hockey is barely on the radar, and this allows him to live in relative anonymity. Derek’s world is tilted on its axis when he’s traded to the Detroit Wheels. Not only is this one of the top teams in the National Hockey League, he’ll also be playing in a city that lives and breathes hockey. It sounds like a dream come true, but soon enough it becomes clear it isn’t.

 

The reason for Derek’s change of heart is Trevor Ladouceur. Five years ago Derek and Trevor were linemates on Team Canada at the World Junior Championship. They were inseparable both on and off the ice and became known as the Wonder Twins. After winning the gold medal, they slept together. Trevor was gone the next morning, and they haven’t spoken since. Now they’re together again, and the expectation is for the Wonder Twins to help Detroit win the Stanley Cup. Much to Derek’s dismay, he realizes he’s falling in love with Trevor all over again.

 

Length: Novel (224p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 18, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-857-3) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-856-6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where You’ll Find Him by Mel Bossa

 

Gaspard resists his passion for a man young enough to be his son, but Wolfe has spent his life fighting for what he wants.

During Pride week in Montreal, Wolfe learns the board is threatening to shut down the YBR queer community center. He can’t let this happen, not while he’s the director and responsible for everyone there. They tell him he’s just a kid, too young to handle these responsibilities, but Wolfe is determined to prove to everyone, including the rich family he left behind, that he’s strong enough to do the job, even if it leaves him with little time for love.

 

But then devastatingly handsome Gaspard walks up to the YBR stand on Pride community day. Freshly divorced and father to two grown children, Gaspard is finally out of the closet as bisexual, and single for the first time in thirty years. Gaspard falls for Wolfe in a way he’s not prepared for. But as relationships unravel, Gaspard resists his passion for a man young enough to be his son.

 

Wolfe has spent his life fighting for what he wants. And what he wants is Gaspard.

 

Length: Novel (206p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 18, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-931-0) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-930-3)

Love of the Game with D K Dunn

May 18, 2015

My name is D K Dunn and I’m thrilled about the release of Linemates, which is my first novel. Linemates is a contemporary romance about two hockey players with a past who are forced to play together after a trade lands them on the same team.

They say write what you know. I’ve been a hockey fan for twenty years so I felt comfortable setting my first novel in the world of the National Hockey League. I love the sport and the guys who play it. Hockey players are warriors. If they get cut during the game or lose some teeth, they’ll get patched up and head back out to finish the game.

I’ve been to countless games and have had the pleasure to meet several NHL players. These athletes were friendly and down to earth. They put the toothless, goon, hockey player stereotype to shame.

I’ve had the opportunity to get a peek behind the scenes in the world of the NHL. I’ve toured the Detroit Red Wings locker room, skated on the ice at Joe Louis Arena, and sat on the players’ bench as well as in the penalty box—all have helped me get a feel for the atmosphere of the arena. Some NHL specials were helpful for getting a taste of how the players interact off the ice. I’ve also had the opportunity to observe some players out in the wild after a game. I used all this knowledge to create my fictional NHL universe, which I feel is just as important as the love story in my novel.

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One of the challenges I had writing the book was dealing with the hockey terminology. I’m so used to all of the jargon associated with the game, but a reader who isn’t a hockey fan might not be. I had to find a way to describe some of the terms while trying to keep it as authentic as possible since my story is told in the first person. I hope I pulled it off!

I have a couple of ideas for my next project. I’d like to continue Derek and Trevor’s story. I also have an idea for a young adult novel. Right now neither are speaking to me. Hopefully this will change soon, so I can get my butt in gear and start writing again.

Having a novel published is a dream come true for me. I’ve enjoyed writing since I was in elementary school and have been writing on and off ever since. After some encouragement from my cousin and friends, I sat down and wrote Linemates.

I’m still pinching myself because it doesn’t feel real yet. I think it will hit home once I get my copy of the book. I can’t wait to get my copy of it!

May is a busy month in the world of sports. We’re in the midst of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NBA Playoffs, and Major League Baseball is ramping up. The playoffs are a sweet mixture of excitement and torture if your favorite team is in them. I tend to get superstitious during the playoffs. One year I had to eat popcorn during every Red Wings playoff game. Another year it was a certain meal for dinner or a special shirt. The whole ritual can get exhausting. Is anyone else out there superstitious during the playoffs or am I the only crazy one? Let me know how you deal with cheering on your favorite team.

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My blog is at dkdunnwriter.wordpress.com

WRECKED Blog Party – Post 4 – The Quotes

May 16, 2015

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In my final post, I want to talk about the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. When I first started writing WRECKED, it was after visiting the Key West Shipwreck Museum in Florida. I was so fascinated by this intriguing pocket of history that I began reading everything I could about the era. While doing this, I found all of these awesome quotes like this one:

Key West is a little village of hardy seamen undisturbedly reaping a rich harvest from the enormous losses of commerce on the Reefs.” —Gov. William P. Duval; 1st civilian governor of Florida, 1832

Does the name Duval ring a bell?

Well, if you’ve ever been to Key West then you probably walked down Duval Street…..one of my favorite things is doing the Duval Crawl! Those are some of the best times I barely remember. LOL #goodtimes

But on a serious note, while I was reading these great Key West specific quotes, I decided that I needed to find a quote to open each chapter. I was also in the process of reading the books that my hero Mathew would have read, like Moby Dick…aka The White Whale in 1858 when my story takes place. And yeah, I read it! That is where I got my favorite quote from the entire book:

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.” —Herman Melville; an American novelist, 1819-1891

One of my favorite quotes of all time (which did not end up in WRECKED) is this:

There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” —Jane Austen

What about you? Do you have a favorite quote that touches you in some way?

~D

THANK YOU so much DREAMSPINNER for hosting me this evening! I had a great tme and I hope everyone piks up their copy of WRECKED and enters to win one of the two copies of WRECKED
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Blurb from WRECKED:

Off the Key West coast, Rief Lawson works as a wrecker, salvaging ships and their cargo. Exiled to the outskirts of society because of his mysterious gift of sight, Rief’s only respite from his loneliness is painting an unknown blond man. When a merchant ship wrecks during a violent storm, Rief rescues a drowning victim and comes face-to-face with his destiny.

It is the man from his art!

Heir to an English barony, Mathew Weston entered the merchant trade with his greedy father and soon-to-be father-in-law. Dominated by his father and smothered by the people around him—including his sweet but tiresome fianceé—Mathew is terrified to follow his true desires. Marriage and obedience seem safer than a life of secrecy and possible prison.

After the daring rescue, a fire ignites between the two men. Powerless to resist his desire, Mathew learns what it means to be a man in Rief’s arms. With this newfound confidence, Mathew teaches Rief through gentle touch that he deserves the affection he’s long been denied. Yet their affair is doomed from the start. Two desperate men, wrecked in heart and mind, must find a way to salvage the chance at love fate has given them.

 

Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.

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WRECKED Blog Party – Part 3 – The Cover!!

May 16, 2015

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Wrecked

 

Yeah, are all of you in love with this book cover Paul Richmond made for WRECKED? I know I am! And I just ADORE seeing the stages of creation he goes through to give me the masterpieces he’s done for my other books! #love

When Paul asked me to fill out the form for what I envisioned, I attached a bunch of vintage eighties romance novel covers—you know the ones with Fabio and ripped bodices? LOL I explained that I wanted an epic, classic romance novel cover. When Paul first sent his sketch, I almost FREAKED out, I was so excited. I mean, even in the black and white sketch, he NAILED it, right?

So why did I want a vintage style cover?

Well, firstly because, old school covers like this are few and far between. Rarely do you see them in gay romances. But mostly, I felt it really expressed the mood of WRECKED. This book is a 96K read full of wanting, romance, love, surprise and a dash of gypsy magic.

Magic, you might say?

Yes, like my awesome cover artist Paul Richmond, the hero of WRECKED Rief is also an artist. And when things got bad in his life he turned to his art. And what his mind’s eye created was a beautiful blond man, someone who did not judge him and always made him feel safe.

What Rief NEVER expected was that one day he would rescue that very man from drowning at sea!

Will the real man be someone that Rief can trust? Or, like the oil and canvas, will Mathew become nothing more than a memory, gone before Rief ever has a chance to heal from his broken past?

Well, I guess you will just have to read WRECKED to find out!

While Rief uses his art to cope with stress and depression, what about you guys? What sort of things do you do when life gets to much? What is your escape which brings you peace?

Mine is reading with a glass of wine. Or perhaps a hot bath and a glass of wine… maybe all three if it’s really been a bad day!

~Deanna

 

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Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.

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You can also find her young adult alter ego, K.D. Worth FacebookTwitter

Buy Deanna’s books at Dreamspinner Press, Decadent Publishing or at any reputable eBook seller

 

WRECKED Blog Party – Part 2 – Sexy Excerpt

May 16, 2015

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Thank you for joining me, Deanna Wadsworth, for my blog party to celebrate the release of my historical romance WRECKED. Earlier I was talking about inspiration and where I got the idea for WRECKED.

Now I have a question for you….

What is your favorite era in American history to read about?

The Wild West? Revolutionary War? Civil War?

I’m a huge American history fan, so I like all the eras because it feels like my history. J

If you don’t know the setting for WRECKED, here is a quick peek at the blurb:

Blurb from WRECKED:

Off the Key West coast, Rief Lawson works as a wrecker, salvaging ships and their cargo. Exiled to the outskirts of society because of his mysterious gift of sight, Rief’s only respite from his loneliness is painting an unknown blond man. When a merchant ship wrecks during a violent storm, Rief rescues a drowning victim and comes face-to-face with his destiny.

It is the man from his art!

Heir to an English barony, Mathew Weston entered the merchant trade with his greedy father and soon-to-be father-in-law. Dominated by his father and smothered by the people around him—including his sweet but tiresome fianceé—Mathew is terrified to follow his true desires. Marriage and obedience seem safer than a life of secrecy and possible prison.

After the daring rescue, a fire ignites between the two men. Powerless to resist his desire, Mathew learns what it means to be a man in Rief’s arms. With this newfound confidence, Mathew teaches Rief through gentle touch that he deserves the affection he’s long been denied. Yet their affair is doomed from the start. Two desperate men, wrecked in heart and mind, must find a way to salvage the chance at love fate has given them.

 

Now would you like a quick, naughty excerpt? Please leave a comment about what era in American history is your favorite for a romance novel and then check out the naughty excerpt from WRECKED! I mean, if any of you read EASY RYDER or A CUPID’S WAGER, you know that I like to write some steamy stuff!! And don’t forget to enter to win your own copy WRECKED!

~D

 

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EXCERPT for WRECKED:

With a soft moan, Rief clung to him for a moment. Then he rolled over. “Take me again before you go.”

Mathew groaned when that ass brushed against his cock. Already pretty stiff from being so close, his groin throbbed at the sight of such submissive posturing.

Sideling up to him, he brushed Rief’s mussed hair off his face before cupping it possessively and kissing him. An intensity of emotions roared inside him knowing Rief trusted him enough to share his secrets. It made Mathew want to protect Rief’s heart while bringing every pleasure to his body he had ever been denied. He would give anything to this man, anything to make him heal and to prove, more than any drawing, Mathew would give Rief peace. Their time together would surpass any joy Rief experienced while painting him.

He would be immortalized, not on a canvas, but upon Rief’s very soul.

Drawing back, he asked in a pant, “Where is the oil?”

Rief found it and poured some in his hand, passing it to Mathew to coat his cock. He stared, enthralled at the indecent pleasure on Rief’s face as he plunged his own fingers into his ass with expert precision.

“Please,” Rief begged, lying on his side and raising one leg.

Never before had Mathew heard a more rousing word, nor seen such an erotic sight. He’d first believed buggering was something done to a woman or someone less than a man. Perhaps doled out as a punishment.

How foolish he had been!

This morning, he saw everything so differently.

To all outward appearance, Rief was the heartier of the two. Big and masculine. Yet pleading for a cock inside him did not make him less of a man, nor did it render him weak or feminine. His need to release all control, to be vulnerable before Mathew, made him incredibly enticing. Mathew had been living in fear most of his life, but when they were in this bed, he was empowered. Bold and courageous, just as Rief painted him.

There was no greater or lesser between them. Being connected this way made them both whole.

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WRECKED Blog Party – Post 1 – Inspiration

May 16, 2015

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Hello, everyone!

My name is Deanna Wadsworth and my newest book from Dreamspinner is called WRECKED. If you love historical romances then this one Is for you! At a full 96K, this one is is definitely a book you can get lost in all afternoon.I brought along a Rafflecopter giveaway so you can enter to win a copy!

I was inspired to write WRECKED on a trip in 2009 when my husband and I went on vacation to Key West, Florida. One afternoon we decided to tour the Key West Shipwreck Museum. I thought we would see some relics from under the sea, but I never expected to be inspired to write this book…..let alone find the name for my hero Rief in a video of a salvaging operation in the 80s, LOL.  I wonder what that guy would think? LOL

Did you know that in the 1850s Key West was the wealthiest city per capita in America? Yeah, neither did I. That money was brought in by salvaging ships wrecked on the Florida Reef, a dangerous occupation which was sanctioned by the US federal courts. These hearty sailors had a reputation as pirates in some circles, and rumors abounded that they tricked mariners into hiring them, or even had a hand in wrecking the ships to begin with. When a merchant wrecked his ship, the wreckers were always there, ready to hire out their services to salvage ship, cargo, and survivors.

I had just finished reading My Name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok and was in an artistic mood because of it. So I began thinking….what if a wrecker was out on patrol and he saves the life of a person he’s been painting his entire life?

Whoa! That sounded like the kinda book I liked to read….historical, romantic, and with just a twist of paranormal.

Thus WRECKED was born! You can check out an excerpt here: http://deannawadsworth.com/archives/463

It took me six years to see it in print and my box of author copies came in the mail on my birthday #BestGiftEver

I always come up with a new book idea when I take a vacation, even if it’s just a camping trip in Indiana.

What about you? What kind of inspiration do you get from vacations or travel? I would love to hear from you!

~Deanna

 

Blurb from WRECKED:

Off the Key West coast, Rief Lawson works as a wrecker, salvaging ships and their cargo. Exiled to the outskirts of society because of his mysterious gift of sight, Rief’s only respite from his loneliness is painting an unknown blond man. When a merchant ship wrecks during a violent storm, Rief rescues a drowning victim and comes face-to-face with his destiny.

It is the man from his art!

Heir to an English barony, Mathew Weston entered the merchant trade with his greedy father and soon-to-be father-in-law. Dominated by his father and smothered by the people around him—including his sweet but tiresome fianceé—Mathew is terrified to follow his true desires. Marriage and obedience seem safer than a life of secrecy and possible prison.

After the daring rescue, a fire ignites between the two men. Powerless to resist his desire, Mathew learns what it means to be a man in Rief’s arms. With this newfound confidence, Mathew teaches Rief through gentle touch that he deserves the affection he’s long been denied. Yet their affair is doomed from the start. Two desperate men, wrecked in heart and mind, must find a way to salvage the chance at love fate has given them.

 

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Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.

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New Releases: May 15th, 2015

May 15, 2015

Sultry Sunset by Mary Calmes

 

Despite the circulating rumors, Hutch knows Mike is straight and looking for the right woman. But his friends disagree.

Mangrove Stories

 

Hutch Crowley is well-liked in the small resort town of Mangrove—he’s got friends in his new neighbors, he’s the owner of the town grocery, and he’s building a community center—but he’s still unlucky at love. Every man he’s attracted to is either taken or simply not interested, including his best friend, Mike Rojas.

 

When Mike came to Mangrove two years ago, Hutch gave him a job and a place to stay in his guesthouse, where Mike has remained ever since. Despite the rumors circulating about them, Hutch knows Mike is straight and looking for the right woman. But his friends disagree, and after some hints to the contrary, even Hutch finally has to admit that maybe the rest of the town sees something he’s been missing. If Hutch wants to spend each sultry sunset with the man of his dreams, it might be time to figure out what’s going on with his best friend’s heart.

 

Length: Novella (78p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 15, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-151-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting With the Unexpected by Andi Van

 

Zachary’s been dumped via text by a girl named Marian who he’s never met. What is her relationship to Marcus, the waiter Zach’s crushing on?

Zachary Blaise is having a weird week—even by his standards. Though he’s gay, the radio personality has been dumped via text by a girl named Marian—and he’s never even met her. On top of that, he’s developed a massive crush on Marcus, the new waiter at his favorite diner. His best friend thinks the whole thing is hilarious.

 

Marcus’s week hasn’t been his best either. He’s been betrayed by those closest to him, and although he isn’t the guilty party, Marcus is the one getting harassed.

 

Impossibly, things are about to get even weirder. Marian has secrets, and those secrets are going to make some serious ripples in Zach’s life. When he discovers that the girl called Marian is actually the man named Marcus, Zach stumbles down a rabbit hole of abusive ex-boyfriends, psychotic relatives, and revelations from his own past. If he can survive the chaos, the journey might prove worth the effort.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 15, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-927-3) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-926-6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Waits by C.B. Lewis

 

Displaced WWII soldier Janos Nagy and temporal agent Dieter Schmidt must stop a rogue time traveler from risking the past—and the future.

Badly wounded and on the run from his WWII Hungarian brigade, Janos Nagy stumbles through a temporal gateway to the future. Suddenly stranded in Manchester, England, 2041, Janos wants answers about a crazy world he doesn’t recognize.

 

Dieter Schmidt, flamboyant historian/linguist for the Temporal Research Institution has those answers, but the TRI is a neutral entity, set up to verify historical events under a strict code of noninterference. That doesn’t stop Dieter from taking Janos under his protection. Trust doesn’t come easy to Janos, who came from a time when revealing his secrets could get him killed, but the two men slowly build a tentative friendship with a possibility for more. But Janos’s continued presence in the future and Dieter’s persistence raise questions about the limits of the noninterference policy.

 

Since the rules have been bent once, one agent sees no reason why he can’t push them further, and he travels back to 1914 to make a few changes of his own. Under Janos’s guidance, Dieter must leap back in time to stop the rogue agent from changing the past and risking everyone’s future—if he can survive history.

 

Length: Novel (330p.) | Genre: Time Travel, Historical European, Science Fiction

Release Date: May 15, 2015

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Wrecked by Deanna Wadsworth

 

Wrecker Rief Lawson meets his destiny when he rescues English aristocrat Mathew Weston from drowning. Can they salvage a chance at love?

Off the Key West coast, Rief Lawson works as a wrecker, salvaging ships and their cargo. Exiled to the outskirts of society because of his mysterious gift of sight, Rief’s only respite from his loneliness is painting an unknown blond man. When a merchant ship wrecks during a violent storm, Rief rescues a drowning victim and comes face-to-face with his destiny.

 

It is the man from his art!

 

Heir to an English barony, Mathew Weston entered the merchant trade with his greedy father and soon-to-be father-in-law. Dominated by his father and smothered by the people around him—including his sweet but tiresome fiancée—Mathew is terrified to follow his true desires. Marriage and obedience seem safer than a life of secrecy and possible prison.

 

After the daring rescue, a fire ignites between the two men. Powerless to resist his desire, Mathew learns what it means to be a man in Rief’s arms. With this newfound confidence, Mathew teaches Rief through gentle touch that he deserves the affection he’s long been denied. Yet their affair is doomed from the start. Two desperate men, wrecked in heart and mind, must find a way to salvage the chance at love fate has given them.

 

Length: Novel (286p.) | Genre: Historical Americas, Paranormal| Release Date: May 15, 2015

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Time Waits Blog Party – Post 2

May 15, 2015

Yup. Me again :)

I figured I should explain a bit about Time Waits. The main plot centres on time-travel, where the Temporal Agents are neutral and have a duty to resolve historical mysteries and confirm the facts as they happened. I love this idea that time-travel is used for a purpose beyond making a bucket load of cash or causing historical havoc.

I do like a decent bit of time travel. Have done ever since I saw Back to the Future and Doctor Who, when I was but a wee little sprite. One of the first time-travel short-stories I ever read revolved around time-travel being used to do old-school big game hunting in the prehistoric era. There was much crushing of butterflies, and the idea just settled in the back of my mind, brewing away for well over fifteen years.

I’m not quite sure when it all slid into place. Possibly some time between reading The Night Watch (Lukyanenko) and simultaneously crashing headlong back into my historical drama phase. All I know is that I suddenly went from avoiding writing time-travel (because I have an inherent fear of creating a paradox, which I think I may have been afraid of doing because I knew I would do it, which… may sort of be a paradox too?) to suddenly having a novel on my hands.

Does get you to wondering, though – if you could go anywhere in time, which historical question would you want answered? I have so many places I’d want to see and/or people. I’d love to actually go back and find out Tutankhamun’s cause of death, though. That mystery has been on my mind since I saw his death mask when I was 7. Because I’m morbid that way  :D

Length: Novel (330 pages)
Release Date: May 15, 2015
Genre: Sci-fi, historical, futuristic

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New Releases: May 13th, 2015

May 13, 2015

Job Hunt by Jackie Keswick

 

Ace hacker Jack Horwood hoped to retire and quietly repel cyber attacks—not rescue abused children with his hot-as-hell new boss.

You don’t greet your new boss dressed like an underage rent boy. But when Jack Horwood—ace hacker and ex-MI6 operative—opens the door to Gareth Flynn, he’s too busy to worry over details like that. And anyway, his potential new boss is his former commanding officer – the same guy Jack has had a crush on since he was seventeen. So he should understand, right?

 

When he applied for the job in Nancarrow Mining’s corporate security division, Jack had hoped for peaceful days repelling cyber attacks. Maybe a bit of corporate espionage on the side. His plans didn’t include rescuing abused children, hunting pimps, or dealing with his overly protective and hot-as-hell boss, Gareth Flynn.

 

Walking away is not an option. Jack never takes the easy way out. More than that, meeting Gareth raises old ghosts that Jack needs to put to rest. Rescuing kids. Taking risks. Saving the day. Jack can do all that—but deciding what to do about his attraction to Gareth isn’t the sort of cloak-and-dagger game Jack plays well. Yet Gareth, strong and smart and always on hand when needed, might be Jack’s salvation.

 

Length: Novel (306p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: May 13, 2015

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Forever For Now by Scotty Cade

 

When a destination wedding brings college friends back together, Lee decides to go—even if his first love will be there.

Leeland Jeffers is a contented single man with a thriving career in Atlanta. He’s had a few unsuccessful relationships over the years, but no one has even come close to his first love, Harrison Rhinehart. They met in college when a mutual friend, Suzie Garrison, introduced Harry into their close-knit group. When the supposedly “straight” Harry made a move on Lee, the two men entered into a tumultuous secret love affair. In their senior year, the relationship finally ended when Harry informed Lee he was marrying Suzie.

 

Since graduation, the college friends have drifted apart. However, an unexpected invitation to a destination wedding seems set to reunite them all. Lee’s speculation on whether Harry and Suzie will make an appearance threatens to derail his attendance. But Lee decides the hell with it and makes plans to go, Harry Rhinehart or no Harry Rhinehart.

 

Length: Novella (79p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 13, 2015

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The Ship Engineer by Serena Yates

 

Harper boards the cruise ship Sapphire to avoid an abusive ex and meets engineer Nate, who’ll do anything to protect him.

2nd Edition

 

A Workplace Encounters Book

 

Nathan Kappas, newly promoted to second engineer on the cruise ship Sapphire, has eyes only for the vessel he’s about to board. He literally runs into Harper Quade, a singer and dancer hired to entertain passengers. Harper has always wanted to travel, and working onboard the Sapphire keeps him away from his abusive ex-boyfriend. As they sail to Hawaii, Tahiti, and other exotic destinations, Nathan and Harper soon share a cabin and a deepening connection, which surprises Nathan, who generally prefers the predictability of machines to people. But an employee who feels jilted when Harper gets promoted harasses him, and Harper’s dangerous past refuses to let him escape. Harper might not be as safe on the Sapphire as he assumed, but Nathan will do anything to protect him.

 

1st edition published by Silver Publishing, 2011.

 

Length: Novella (125p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 13, 2015

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Swimming with Elephants by L.J. LaBarthe

 

Indian nurse Jai must convince Garrett that his injury doesn’t mean the end of his life—or his chances for romance.

A Piece Us Back Together story

 

After suffering a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder, Garrett believes his life is over. Depressed, bereft, in pain, and unable to return to the career he loves as an arborist, he sees no hope or future for himself. But a trip to Havelock Island in India turns his world upside down. He meets Jai, an Indian nurse, and becomes smitten with him. Near the end of his trip, while swimming with an elephant, he tells Jai how he feels.

 

After Garrett returns to Australia, he wonders if he can ever be healed of all his pain—physical, emotional, and mental—and fears that love and romance will never be his again. But then Jai turns up in Perth and brings with him astonishing news.

 

Length: Novella (95p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 13, 2015

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