Release Day Party–This Same Flower by Augusta Li

June 13, 2014

Hello everybody and happy Friday! My name is Augusta Li or Gus. To celebrate the release of my novel, This Same Flower, I’ll be here on the blog for the next few hours with posts about the book, pictures, excerpts, giveaways, and discounts. Please feel free to leave comments or ask me anything you want to know!

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Sequel to On Tinsel Wings 

Two years after taking a leap of faith and moving in together, Patrick Harford and Yu Elion decide to make a lasting commitment. Yu will soon graduate art school, while Patrick continues to gain fame and financial stability performing as a drag queen. They want to take the next step on their journey together, but they disagree as to where their path should lead. Patrick longs to put down roots and make a home close to the friends who have supported him. But the realization of Yu’s lifelong dream lies on the other side of the world. Can Patrick leave his comfort zone and seize the day for the only man he’s ever loved? And what will that mean for his career, the friendships he depends on—and for the friends who depend on him?

Either Patrick or Yu will have to sacrifice his dream. But while they struggle to find a solution that will make them both happy, a friend’s cry for help removes Patrick’s options. With their future together sidetracked, he can only hope their love is strong enough to weather separation.

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New Releases: June 13th, 2014

June 13, 2014

Chasing the Horizon by Scotty Cade

 

Garner helps Hawken dock his boat in a windstorm and sparks start to fly. But this liaison brings up old baggage that could derail them.

Sequel to Sunrise Over Savannah

 

Needing a lifestyle change, Garner Holt, an uptight workaholic psychologist, buys a sailboat and trades in his prestigious job in New York City for a life on the water. After engine failure and six weeks in Savannah, Georgia for repair, he arrives in Key West, Florida early one morning and encounters a half-dressed hooligan walking along the docks of the marina. Garner immediately thinks this barefoot and shirtless man with a shaved head, multiple tattoos, and piercings in every orifice is going to rob him. He prepares for the worst. Instead, the stranger passes Garner by and climbs on a boat a few slips down. With the threat of danger gone, Garner is surprisingly intrigued.

 

Hawken Bristol is used to being on the receiving end of stereotypes. He sees the fear on the stranger’s face, recognizes the rigidity in his stance, but is too tired from his wild night of partying to engage the frightened stranger. A few cat and mouse encounters around town lead to an uncanny attraction. However, after Garner helps Hawken dock his boat in a windstorm, sparks start to fly. But this new liaison brings up old baggage that threatens to derail everything they have going.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre:  Contemporary | Release Date: June 13, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-002-7) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-001-0)

 

 

 

 

This Same Flower by Augusta Li

 

Patrick and Yu want to take the next step on their journey together, but they disagree on where their path should lead.

Sequel to On Tinsel Wings

 

Two years after taking a leap of faith and moving in together, Patrick Harford and Yu Elion decide to make a lasting commitment. Yu will soon graduate art school, while Patrick continues to gain fame and financial stability performing as a drag queen. They want to take the next step on their journey together, but they disagree as to where their path should lead. Patrick longs to put down roots and make a home close to the friends who have supported him. But the realization of Yu’s lifelong dream lies on the other side of the world. Can Patrick leave his comfort zone and seize the day for the only man he’s ever loved? And what will that mean for his career, the friendships he depends on—and for the friends who depend on him?

 

Either Patrick or Yu will have to sacrifice his dream. But while they struggle to find a solution that will make them both happy, a friend’s cry for help removes Patrick’s options. With their future together sidetracked, he can only hope their love is strong enough to weather separation.

 

Length: Novel (300p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 13, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-807-0) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-806-3)

 

 

Ravenscar by Chloe Stowe

 

A fateful meeting at a Parisian bar connects Ethan with Ayers, the soldier who saved him, and mutual attraction becomes a love story.

Ethan Holloway, an Indiana doctor, waits on the seawall of Robin Hood’s Bay, England, remembering what brought him there. While serving with the US Army four years ago, Ayers Bard, a British Intelligence officer, saved Ethan’s life after he was left for dead by insurgents. In turn, Ethan rescued Ayers when a second attack struck their position.

 

A fateful meeting at a bar in Paris finally connected Ethan with his mysterious soldier, and mutual attraction became a love story that spanned years… until Ethan received the call declaring his lover dead. He arrives expecting to find closure and a companion in his grief, but instead discovers unanswered questions and maybe a miracle.

 

Length: Nap-sized Dream (45p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($2.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-084-3)

 

 

 

Rebuild by Emma Wilson

 

Sam’s decision to rebuild an old Mustang instead of scrapping it might lead to rebuilding his life and finding love he thought impossible.

After a traumatic car accident and subsequent break-up with Dylan, his overly entitled boyfriend, Sam returns to his hometown to recover from his injuries. He rents space in Alex’s garage to work on his car. Alex acts on a long ago crush and offers his aid to Sam once he sees how much help Sam needs. Sam’s decision to rebuild the old Mustang instead of scrapping it might lead to rebuilding his life and finding a love he thought impossible after Dylan’s betrayal.

 

Length: Nap-sized Dream (50p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($2.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-085-0)

Harmony Ink New Release: June 12, 2014

June 13, 2014

Shoulder Pads and Flannel by Jo Ramsey

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Guillermo witnesses an attack on Evan, and bullies plan to out him in retaliation. He must come out on his own or someone will out him. Shoulder Pads and Flannel by Jo Ramsey, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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Deep Secrets and Hope: Book Two

High school football star Guillermo Garcia can count himself among the popular kids—for now. Although he secretly dates Evan Granger, who is openly gay and badly bullied for it, Guillermo doesn’t dare let his teammates, classmates, or close-knit family learn about his sexuality.

But Guillermo witnessed an attack on Evan, and now the school bullies plan to out Guillermo in retaliation. In their small town, word spreads rapidly, so Guillermo must make a quick choice—come out now on his own or risk having someone else do it for him.

Length: Novel (190p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: June 12, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-059-1) | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-63216-057-7)

New Releases: June 11th, 2014

June 11, 2014

Bended Knee by Rodney Ross

 

As Hugh and Dom realize their definitions of a relationship differ, fractures form—and public scrutiny threatens to crack their lives apart.

When restaurateur Hugh Neumann rebukes Oliver Nicholas’s very public proposal to his boyfriend during a Valentine’s Day dinner, the diverted Cupid’s arrow strikes Hugh not in the heart, but in the ass.

 

After a media storm of commentary, ironically pro and con, gains national steam, what Hugh begins to refer to as his personal “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” begins to affect home life with his partner, Dominick Brodie.

 

The unrelenting focus forces Hugh to question whether his overreaction was pandering to his largely heterosexual clientele, or if maybe, just maybe, the incident triggered his own panic about same-sex marriage and his decade-long commitment to Dom.

 

As they realize their definition of a relationship is no longer the same, fractures form—and the public scrutiny threatens to crack apart the life they’ve built together.

 

Length: Nap-sized Dream (72p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Holiday | Release Date: June 11, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-734-9)

 

 

 

 

Cryptshiver by Chacelyn Pierce

 

Grissom and Ender’s quest to solve a murder unearths personal truths of vengeance and death magic, and reveals an enemy.

When a skinned corpse found in a cemetery rises from the dead, supernatural agents Avi Grissom and Jakob Ender hunt for the killer. But Grissom is more interested in his partner’s mysterious disappearance two years ago and his recent return. Something isn’t right with Ender, and the werewolf in Grissom desperately needs to sniff out what has Ender so tight-lipped while fighting off the desire for the secretive vampire that has only grown during his absence. His quest to solve the murder unearths personal truths of vengeance and death magic, and reveals one of their most notorious enemies.

 

Length: Novella (106p.) | Genre: Werewolf, Paranormal, Vampire, Mystery/Suspense

Release Date: June 11, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-727-1)

 

 

 

Winter’s Risk by Penny Hudson

 

When a grizzly attacks, environmentalist Martin is gravely wounded. His only chance of survival is park ranger Alex’s determination.

Veteran park ranger Alexander Doyle is tracking a nuisance bear when he runs across obnoxious environmentalist Martin Ramirez. He and Martin have clashed before, when Martin and the protestors under his leadership ended a plan to expand the network of paved trails and improve accessibility. Given a choice, Alex would rather face the bear.

 

When the dangerous grizzly attacks them and Martin is gravely wounded, his only chance of survival is Alex’s determination to keep him alive through the night. But they’re stranded miles from any hope of rescue with the year’s first snowstorm coming in fast.

Length: Novella (66p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 11, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-745-5)

 

 

 

Never Let It Go by Emily Moreton

 

Will is sent home from Afghanistan, but Isaac and Ade remain. He doesn’t trust news that they’re coming home early until he can see them.

After being seriously injured in an explosion, Will Jones is sent home from Afghanistan—alone. Struggling with the physical and psychological effects of his injuries is hard enough without worrying about the other two-thirds of his threesome, Isaac Andrews and Ade Drew, who are are still on assignment. When Will hears that their unit is being recalled to the US early, it should be good news, but Will knows how quickly things can go wrong. He’s not willing to trust until he can lay eyes— and hands—on the men he loves.

Length: Day Dream (26p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.49 ISBN: 978-1-63216-083-6)

New Releases: June 9th, 2014

June 9, 2014

Total Immersion by Ellis Carrington

 

Chris Bale and Evan Stanton meet on a flight to Istanbul and strike up a friendship. Bale realizes he’s too immersed in Evan to let go.

Evan Stanton is in over his head. Injured from a fall on campus, he’s let his boyfriend talk him into a senior year total immersion trip—two weeks abroad—only his boyfriend ends up dumping him shortly before takeoff. Evan gets on the plane anyway, but he’s lost his hope and added to his pain.

 

Chris Bale decided to spend his senior year of college clearing his head after breaking up with the girl he’s dated since high school. He finds himself on a flight to Istanbul next to a surly kid with piercings and guyliner who couldn’t be more his opposite. They strike up a friendship anyway, and as they make their way across a foreign land, Bale realizes he’s too immersed in Evan to let go.

Length: Novella (83p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-079-9)

 

 

 

 

Always Plan Ahead by Elizabeth Noble

 

People see Victor as cold and distant, but Juan knows better. That’s driven home when an accident leaves Juan helpless, and Victor steps in.

Juan Vizquel and Victor Fortrey have been together for a long time. Victor is a sweet man but hides it well. Most people see him as cold and distant, but Juan knows better. He is given a powerful reminder when an accident on the space station where they live and work leaves Juan temporarily helpless. Victor steps in, becoming Juan’s hero in some very unexpected ways.

Length: Nap-sized Dream (29p.) | Genre: Science Fiction | Release Date: June 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($2.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-080-5)

 

 

 

The Bone Cup by L.J. LaBarthe

 

Gabriel and Michael lead the Brotherhood retrieve the Grail. If Gabriel cannot save the Grail, he may lose more than just his true love.

Sequel to The Crystal Lake; Archangel Chronicles: Book Six

 

Gabriel and Michael, hand in hand and leading the Brotherhood of Archangels, the Venatores, and the Archdemon Guild of Glass Knives, march into the mouth of madness to retrieve the Holy Grail with the blessings of both God and Lucifer. They cross dimensions and battle for the future of all realities: Heaven, Hell, Earth and Purgatory.

 

In Purgatory they are reunited with Naamah and meet her children, who are terrified of her. One of her allies is an angel, but they can’t identify the traitor. Gabriel faces his worst fear when Michael is injured and he might lose the unwavering comfort Michael embodies. If Gabriel cannot save the Holy Grail, he risks losing more than his one true love—all of creation might be destroyed along with them.

 

Length: Anthology (240p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Angels and Demons | Release Date: June 9, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-414-0) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-415-7)

 

 

 

Lucky to Be Unlucky by Diane Lennox

 

Gregory can’t make it to the pro-gaming tournament, and his crush Daesung, tries to cheer him up by exchanging good luck charms.

An unfortunate fall, a sprained wrist, and a broken finger takes Gregory Jones out of the international pro-gaming tournament. But his fortune changes when his crush, South Korean pro Daesung Li, tries to cheer him up by exchanging good luck charms with him. He may not be winning the tournament this year, but he might be lucky enough to win something even better.

Length: Nap-sized Dream (40p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($2.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-081-2)

 

 

 

 

Hero Worship by Phoenix Emrys

 

With his fifty-seventh birthday approaching, King is about to learn amazing lessons about himself from the last teacher he ever expected.

In 1975 Douglas “King” Fisher is a teenage crusader who, with the help of his three friends, keeps the environs of Warden High bully-free. On the last day of school he is about to leave, thinking his job is done, when he answers one last call for help, never dreaming this particular intervention will make much more of a difference than he can possibly imagine.

 

Thirty-five years later, King lives a quiet, deeply closeted, completely unremarkable life, far different from the destiny he was bound for on that long ago summer day.  An unfortunate accident sidelined his dreams, and he never left town. While he never “made his mark,” he still does whatever he can to make things better for everyone—except himself.

 

He sees no value in what he is or what he does. He doesn’t think he’s a hero, but he has one: larger than life Rex Rodman, 80s action hero and former idol of millions. His impossible dream. Or is he? With his fifty-seventh birthday swiftly approaching, King is about to learn some amazing lessons about himself from the last teacher he’d ever expect.

 

Length: Novel (224p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 9, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-726-4) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-725-7)

New Releases: June 6th, 2014

June 6, 2014

Nightsweats by M. Lee

 

When Ryan insists on staying with Jerome after avoiding an accident, the two discover they have more in common than they think.

After a typical rough night, Jerome Daniel’s day plunges into nightmare territory when he has a paralyzing flashback at work. Fortunately, Ryan Parker is there to calm him down and take him home. When they narrowly avoid an accident on the way, Jerome is sent spinning again. Ryan insists on staying with Jerome, and in the safety of Jerome’s apartment he relaxes enough to enjoy Ryan’s company, where they discover they have more in common than they think.

 

Length: Day Dream (27p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.49 ISBN: 978-1-63216-077-5)

 

 

 

Nico’s Fire by Sui Lynn

 

As Nicolai and Evan search for the people threatening Jude, they learn evil doesn’t always come in fearful shapes.

2nd Edition

 

Sequel to Adel’s Purr; Elements of Love: Book Two

 

Under constant attack, Jesuit Inquisitor Jude Jamison suspects his cover is blown. Without the gargoyles his friend Evan sent as his guardians and his ability to start fires, he’d already be dead. As he lies injured among a heap of rubble, the world as he knows it ends, and he fears the monster he’s become.

 

Nicolai Daemarkus, a fire daemon hiding among the humans, sees a gargoyle circling a smoldering building. Upon investigating, he is totally unprepared to discover his human mate. Unfortunately, a human cannot survive in his world. Yet he’s unable to abandon the beautiful man. As they search for the people threatening Jude, they learn evil doesn’t always come in fearful shapes.

 

1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, May 2012

 

Length: Novella (190p.) | Genre: High Fantasy, Mythology| Release Date: June 6, 2014

Buy as eBook ($5.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-377-8)

 

 

 

 

Desires’ Guardian by Tempeste O’Riley

 

Just as Rhys and Chase are trying to overcome their uncertainties, Chase is put in harm’s way. Luckily, Rhys and friends can help save him.

Desires Entwined: Book Two

 

Most people see Chase Manning as the party-boy twink he seems on the surface. Only James, Chase’s BFF, knows the depth of his loyalty and the extent of the wounds Chase carries inside. When Chase meets Rhys Sayer, things don’t go well, but he can’t shake his attraction to the huge, sexy man.

 

Rhys is a man of contradictions and fear—a strange combination for a PI and bodyguard. He’s in a bad place emotionally when he sets eyes on Chase for the first time. When Chase puts the moves on him, Rhys insults him, thwarting any possibility of a relationship. Rhys doesn’t see himself as a complicated man, but he dreads the very kind of connection he desires.

 

Just as they’re trying to overcome their uncertainties, Chase is put in harm’s way. Luckily Rhys and their friends have all the right talents to help Rhys save the man of his dreams.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre:  Contemporary, Erotic Romance | Release Date: June 6, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-927-5) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-999-2)

 

 

 

 

Pride and Modern Prejudice by AJ Michaels

 

What happens when Jane Austen’s immortal characters are thrust into 21st century Pennsylvania with an all-male twist?

What happens when Jane Austen’s immortal characters are thrust into 21st century Pennsylvania, with an all-male twist?

 

Liam Bennet has always been a good judge of character, but when William Darcy is thrown into his social circle, everything spins out of control. Darcy is proud, cold, arrogant—and strangely captivating. When Liam’s brother and Darcy’s business partner start seeing each other, Liam cannot avoid this enigmatic businessman. But does he want to?

 

As Liam struggles to find his identity in college and acknowledge his feelings, he must deal with the fortunes of his four brothers, his gossiping mother, and the possibility of a large inheritance that could save his family from financial ruin. Emotions come to a boil when George Wickham, a world-weary musician, stumbles into town and ignites a feud with Darcy. He threatens to expose a long-hidden past, and Liam must decide for himself who William Darcy really is and what he really wants

 

Length: Novel (246p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 6, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-710-3) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-709-7)

 

 

Deep Water by Coral Moore

 

Jordan tries to help Mario in his time of need, but Mario lashes out. When Mario confronts his pain and anger, Jordan is there to help.

Mario Guzman is trying out for the swim team, his ticket to paying his way through college. When he meets Jordan Lewis, an outspoken writer for the school’s paper, he considers coming out even though he’s been very private about his sexuality all his life.

 

Violence intended for Jordan takes Mario out of consideration for the team and threatens his best hope for an education. He lashes out when Jordan tries to help him in his time of need. Eventually Mario regrets driving Jordan away, and his need to apologize takes him to the scene of the attack, where he confronts his pain and terror. This time Jordan is there to help him face the biggest obstacle in his path.

 

Length: Nap-sized Dream (45p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($2.99 ISBN:978-1-63216-078-2)

Harmony Ink New Release: June 5, 2014

June 5, 2014

Pretty Peg by Skye Allen

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Josy follows Nicky into the Faerie Realm to hunt the Woodcutter before he strikes again. Along the way, she discovers Fey gifts of her own. Pretty Peg by Skye Allen, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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High school senior Josy Grant already had plenty on her plate before she found the magic puppet theater her murdered sister left behind. Despite Josy’s grief, the responsibility of taking care of her family falls to her, and being queer doesn’t make dealing with school any easier. Things only get worse when sexy new girl Nicky tells Josy her sister died at the hands of a mysterious figure from the Faerie Realm called the Woodcutter, and if they can’t stop him, Josy and her remaining sister will be next.

They have just days before the Woodcutter strikes again on the autumn equinox, so Josy follows Nicky into the Faerie Realm to hunt him. Along the way, she discovers Fey gifts of her own and answers to the questions that have driven the Grant family apart. Nothing comes for free when dealing with Fey, though, and those gifts and answers might come at a terrible price.

Length: Novel (266p.) | Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Young Adult, Lesbian | Release Date: June 5, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-056-0  | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-63216-054-6)

New Releases: June 4th, 2014

June 4, 2014

Country Strong by Caitlin Ricci

 

When Wyatt returns to the stable after an accident, he learns General has been sold to Kellen for retraining. Wyatt’s woes have just begun.

With only three months left on a lease-to-own agreement on a quarter horse Wyatt’s worked hard to own, a thunderstorm spooks General and he throws Wyatt, changing both their lives forever. Luckily, Kellen, a friend of the stable owner, calls for emergency medical attention, and Wyatt comes out of the hospital with a broken wrist and a concussion.

 

When Wyatt returns to the stable, he finds the owner has sold General to Kellen for retraining. But Wyatt’s woes have just begun, and now he must drive an hour to see his horse. The perks help balance the hardships, however, and Wyatt finds himself falling for Kellen. His fortitude is soon tested again by the ultimate betrayal when he learns Kellen doesn’t intend to return General after he’s trained.

 

Length: Novella (112p.) | Genre: Western, Erotic Romance | Release Date: June 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-928-2)

 

 

 

 

Fire Inside by Dawn Douglas

 

When Eric realizes that something is burning Tyler up from the inside out, he’s determined to find a way to help him.

After ten years as an active duty Marine, Captain Eric Ramos is rejoining civilian life. His first job is chauffeuring, assisting, and generally keeping track of NBA young gun Tyler Haley. Tyler’s had a rough few months, and his team owner is convinced he needs some hand-holding if he’s going to keep delivering wins for the St. Louis Fire Foxes.

 

Instead of the arrogant, over-privileged athlete Eric expected, Tyler is a big, blond, lonely twenty-three-year-old who needs more than just an employee to keep him in line. While taking care of Tyler, Eric changes from employee to friend, to something more. And when Eric realizes that something is burning the kid up from the inside out, he’s determined to find a way to help him before Tyler’s carefully constructed façade turns to ash.

 

Length: Novella (114p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-733-2)

 

 

 

 

Testament to Love by Ariel Tachna

 

Another mission to rescue yet another lost soul. Something about trouble painter Cameron grabs Emmanuel and won’t let him go.

2nd Edition

 

Another mission to rescue yet another lost soul—Emmanuel isn’t sure how much more of the same old routine he can withstand. Get the fallen’s attention, save them from themselves, usher them back to grace, and return, simply to receive another assignment. But there’s something different about the troubled painter, Cameron Anderson, that grabs Emmanuel and won’t let him go.

 

Falling in love was never the plan. Committing the unpardonable sin is not an option for Emmanuel. He must choose: return home to stay and hope Cameron survives alone, or face the consequences of what he’s done in the hope of securing a life with Cameron.

 

1st edition published as a short story of the same title in October 2007 by Dreamspinner Press.

 

Length: Novella (80p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Angels and Demons | Release Date: June 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-724-0)

 

 

 

Taught to Love by T.J. Masters

 

Wanting to see his father happy again, Sam leads Rob and Ken to explore a seduction that might become true romance.

In an effort to help a boy who lost his mother, schoolteacher Rob Cooper offers to tutor him. He doesn’t expect to fall for Sam’s father, Ken Reid. Ken’s grief has led him to bury his needs and emotions in work, but he can’t deny the new feelings Rob awakens. Wanting to see his father happy again, Sam encourages a relationship, leading Rob and Ken to explore a seduction that might become true romance.

 

Length: Nap-sized Dream (54p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($2.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-769-1)

 

 

 

The Byte of Betrayal by Ashavan Doyon

When an online friend is revealed as a fake Caleb loses all sense of trust. Nicodemus hopes to reclaim what he lost when shows up in person.

Caleb McDonnell lives his life online. A thirty-year-old fast food worker, he spends his time talking in an Internet world where his job and living conditions can’t dictate his friendships. He’s found acceptance, friendship, and even romance. But when an online friend is revealed as a fake, Caleb loses all sense of trust. To stave off the emotional collapse of his betrayal, Caleb leaves his online life behind and retreats into the monotony of his job.

Nicodemus Rokos feels like his heart has been torn out. He knew Caleb would be hurt, but he’d hoped not to be shut out of his boyfriend’s life. He can only hope Caleb still feels something when he shows up in person to reclaim what he’s lost.

Length: Novella (73p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-076-8)

New Releases: June 2nd, 2014

June 2, 2014

Not Quite Shakespeare Edited by Anne Regan and Sue Brown

 

In the office, on the race track, in the kitchen baking bread—romance in the UK is alive and well, and full of sweet surprise.

Take a ride to Northern Scotland on the famous train, the Jacobite, and rediscover desire. Get lost in the Peace Maze in Northern Ireland during a downpour and let a handsome young redhead come to the rescue. Take a tour of historical Blackpool on the English coast and set the stage for the perfect romance. From England to the outer isles, the UK holds treasure troves of romance, history, intrigue, and—naturally—quirky British humor. Not Quite Shakespeare samples it all in fifteen stories.

 

A man in London makes an accidental confession of sexual need to a virtual stranger who happens to be his boss. An American revisits West Sussex and rekindles an old flame with a romp in the stables. A couple finds their perfect third while vacationing on a pig farm in Yorkshire. In the office, on the race track, or in the kitchen baking bread—romance in the UK is alive and well, and full of sweet surprise.

 

 

Stories Included:

 

Ninety-nine Problems by Becky Black

The Jacobite by Bette Browne

Illumination by Sam Evans

Wag, Not a Dog by Theo Fenraven

The Benefits of Hindsight by MA Ford

Apollo, Heathcliff, and Hercules by S.A. Garcia

Misadventures of Mislaid Men by Penny Hudson

Rough Tackle by Annabelle Jacobs

Bread and Butter Pudding by Jules Jones

First Contact by Rhidian Brenig Jones

Chanctonbury Ring by Sarah Madison

Tops Down, Bottoms Up by Jay Northcote

In the Doghouse by Chris Quinton

Wrong Number by Megan Reddaway

Best Vacation Ever by Rob Rosen

 

Length: Anthology (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 2, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-020-1) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-019-5)

 

 

 

 

Eddie by Skylar Jaye

 

As Eddie struggles to understand Shadows’ motivations and his own feelings, he realizes Shadow is the kind of Dom he’d usually go for.

Kidnapped. Again. Honestly, Eddie Goodman isn’t surprised. As the son of crime-fighting superheroes with no powers of his own, he’s used to living with a target on his back. Now, the League of Evil has him in their clutches once more. However, Eddie’s not familiar with this particular villain, whose name seems to echo the shadows he controls. Shadow isn’t as disgusting as the others, like the fiendish Duke Naughty who’s been after Eddie for a long time. With a master’s degree in Psychology, Eddie calls on his talent to analyze the mind of this new supervillain and finds he’s not so evil, just a little… dark.

 

When Shadow saves Eddie from those intending him harm, blurring the lines between good and evil, Eddie realizes battling this new enemy—and his growing infatuation with the enigmatic man—won’t be easy. As Eddie struggles to understand Shadow’s motivations and his own feelings, he realizes Shadow is exactly the kind of Dominant he’d usually go for, and worse yet, Shadow seems to sense Eddie’s submissive nature. Eddie’s mind might not want to submit to a supervillain, but his body certainly does.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: BDSM, Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction| Release Date: June 2, 2014

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Branded release party: Giveaway winner!

June 1, 2014

Congratulations to Ashavan, who won the $10 Dreamspinner Press gift certificate from today’s giveaway! I’ll be emailing you to get  your Dreamspinner username so you can get started on that to-be-read pile with your DSP store credit.

And thanks to everyone else who stopped by to chat! I could talk about hurt/comfort all day, but my time here on the Dreamspinner blog is up. (Feel free to Tweet me any time, though! I’m always up for a hurt/comfort discussion! * g *)

FindingHome

My next release will be Finding Home, which is available for preorder now. It’s the second book in the Dropping Anchor series, which is near and dear to my heart since it has a hefty amount of hurt/comfort in it.

In book one, Niall is adrift after the death of his longtime partner. He’s not looking for love when Ethan rolls into his life; in fact, he’s pretty hesitant to jump at the chance at happiness. Ethan becomes his anchor, helping him work through his grief and finally start living again. In book two, randy playboy Ian Mackay starts to tire of the no-strings-attached life he’s carved out for himself, and Niall helps him realize that it’s time to grow up and form some healthy commitments. His determination to turn over a new leaf coincides with meeting Luke, who is Ian’s polar opposite in many ways, and as their relationship develops Ian has to learn how to navigate life with actual responsibilities. Book three is in the works right now, and it focuses on Frank and Warner, who we meet in Finding Home, and their rocky journey to expand their family.

You can find an excerpt from chapter one of Finding Home on my website.

 

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