March 8, 2012

Can Grant and Tristan get past their hate at first sight to admit their deeper feelings? Spirit by P.A. Friday, available from Dreamspinner Press.

It’s hate at first sight when Grant McDowell meets coworker Tristan Wetherby-Hyde. Working-class Grant fought his way up in the world and into a position at Spirit Advertising, and he can’t help but think that Tristan, son of the agency’s homophobic CEO, had everything handed to him on a silver platter.

But their differences aren’t enough to keep their mutual lust in check, despite Tristan’s fear of exposure and his father’s reaction. Both Grant and Tristan know exactly what they have to lose—what they don’t know is that their hearts are also at stake.

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Genre: BDSM/Kink
Length: Novella

Office Hours by Rena Butler

March 7, 2012

Will Sean and Nick overcome issues of professional ethics and allegations of sexual misconduct? Office Hours by Rena Butler, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Buried under mediocre composition papers, adjunct college professor Nick Russo grows more cynical with each passing day—until he reads a fantastic paper written by the slacker who sits in the back of the class. That slacker is Sean Kendrick, a senior English major with a night job and a few general education credits left to fill.

Sean and Nick strike up a rapport over Cheetos and mutual academic frustration, but it doesn’t stay uncomplicated for long. Ethics won’t allow Nick to pursue a relationship with a student—and that’s before allegations of sexual misconduct put his job in jeopardy….

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Closet Case by Amberly Smith

March 7, 2012

Closet Case by Amberly Smith

In an effort to come out to his mother, Repeater Peat Harris makes the mistake of leaving a message on her voice mail. When she calls him back, he’s in the middle of a Repeat involving a multiple car collision that causes several deaths. As the day replays, things go from bad to worse. Peat is going to need help to stop both disasters because getting it wrong is not an option.

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Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Short story

Mine by Mary Calmes

March 6, 2012

Can Trevan and Landry’s love survive the challenges ahead? Mine by Mary Calmes, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Trevan Bean has a job that’s going from illegal to frightening, a boyfriend who may not be in his right mind, and a guardian angel who might actually be evil incarnate. Add to that the reappearance of his boyfriend’s estranged family, death threats, kidnapping, and the struggle of saving money to realize a dream, and Trevan has a lot on his plate. But Trevan is up to the challenge: he promised Landry a happily ever after, and Landry’s going to have it if it kills him!

It just might.

Landry Carter was a broken doll when they met two years ago but has grown into a partner who can stand at Trevan’s side… most of the time. Now that Trevan’s life just got scary—and Landry just got himself kidnapped—Trevan has to hope Landry’s love stays strong through this newest challenge, because the happily ever after won’t happen if Trevan has to go it alone.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

A Hard Winter Rain by John Inman

March 5, 2012

Can Harry protect Sean from the demons threatening his life? A Hard Winter Rain by John Inman, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sean Andros is tired—tired of hustling, tired of trying to make the rent, tired of running from his past.

But the past can chase you down in a heartbeat. Suddenly Sean’s living a nightmare again and casualties are stacking up around him. The only person he can trust is Harry, a man twice his age and the closest thing to a friend Sean has ever known. Harry Connors has loved Sean since their first night together, and now, with danger hard at their heels, Harry will do anything to protect the tough, strangely vulnerable young man who begs him for help.

Harry had better be serious about offering protection, though, because the demons threatening Sean’s life are no joke. Only a hard winter rain will wash away the evil that drove Sean Andros to the streets, and Sean and Harry are going to have to be strong if they plan on sticking around for the sun.

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Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Length: Novel

Fangs Over America by Wynn Wagner

March 2, 2012

With the abdication of the vampire queen, Mårten must take on new responsibilities. Fangs Over America by Wynn Wagner, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Mårten Larsson is one of the richest bloodsuckers ever, but his unlife isn’t exactly a flight in the park. There are some things money can’t buy—like an instruction manual on what to do when the vampire queen quits and leaves you in charge of Europe. Suddenly Mårten has to juggle politics, his royal wardrobe, and this newfangled thing called “e-mail.” And his German still sucks.

But hey, Mårten can handle it. After all, he (sort of) survived World War I, being married to two voraciously horny vampires (at the same time), and life as a sniper taking out the most dangerous vamps in history. A little responsibility should be no problem… right?

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Genre: Fantasy/paranormal, M/M/M
Length: Novel

More Than Chemistry by Kate Sherwood

March 1, 2012

Will Jack choose love over appearances? More Than Chemistry by Kate Sherwood, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Jack Lawson grew up poor and can’t forget it. He’s a huge success in the business world, but it won’t be enough until the image of “poor little Jack” is completely wiped away. When Jack runs into his old friend, Noah Mercier, he decides that Noah’s sister, an up-and-coming movie star, would be the perfect evidence of glamorous success. If Jack can win Hayley, it will be clear to everyone, including himself, that he has truly arrived.

The problem with Jack’s grand plan is that he’s more attracted to Noah. Jack’s never worried about the gender of his conquests, but Noah just isn’t flashy enough for Jack’s scheme to set the world on fire… unless Jack realizes he has practically no control over deciding who he wants—and even less choice in who he needs.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

The Snow Vampire by Michael G. Cornelius

February 29, 2012

Hendrick and Ferenc must choose between a world that will condemn them and the snow vampire that could kill them. The Snow Vampire by Michael G. Cornelius, available from Dreamspinner Press.

In 1914 Hungary, Hendrik and Ferenc hide their love amidst the deserted ruins in the hills above their tiny, sheltered town. Hendrik is engaged to Ferenc’s younger sister, and a place to escape the rigid strictures of their families is worth braving the legend of the snagov vrolok—the snow vampire—who is said will claim the blood and flesh of anyone foolish enough to wander near.

Yet sometimes dark tales are based on truth, and something wicked does lurk in the abandoned monastery. Suddenly the lovers find themselves faced with a heartbreaking choice: brave a world in which their love is impossible or face the evil that lives in the snowy heart of a cold Carpathian mountain.

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Genre: Bittersweet Dreams, Fantasy/Paranormal, Historical—Europe
Length: Novella

Stroke! by M.J. O’Shea

February 29, 2012

Stroke! by M.J. O’Shea

For Owen Peters, rowing is life–college classes are just an afterthought. So when Elijah Lukas, a hotshot sophomore, tries to take Owen’s rightful place on the varsity boat, he’s threatened, enraged, and needs a place to let off steam. The only person Owen can turn to is his online friend Davis, who he was randomly matched with on a game nearly a year before.
Davis is friendly, nonthreatening, and best of all he’s on the other side of the country and far removed from the politics of the crew team. Soon, though, Owen starts to feel more for his flirtatious online pal than simple friendship. Between the battle on the water and an impossible new crush, Owen is starting to wonder how he’ll make it through the school year.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short story

King Perry by Edmond Manning

February 27, 2012

In a trendy San Francisco art gallery, out-of-towner Vin Vanbly witnesses an act of compassion that compels him to make an investment banker a mysterious offer: in exchange for a weekend of complete submission, Vin will restore Perry’s “kingship” and transform him into the man he was always meant to be.

Despite intense reservations, Perry agrees, setting in motion a chain of events that will test the limits of his body, seduce his senses, and fray his every nerve, (perhaps occasionally breaking the law) while Vin guides him toward his destiny as ‘the one true king.’

Even as Perry rediscovers old grief and new joys within himself, Vin and his shadowy motivations remain enigmas: who is this off-beat stranger guiding them from danger to hilarity to danger? To emerge triumphant, Perry must overcome the greatest challenge alone: embracing his devastating past.

But can he succeed by Sunday’s sunrise deadline?

In 40 hours, how can he possibly evolve from an ordinary man into King Perry?

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Genre: Contemporary, Bittersweet
Length: Novel