New Releases: July 9th, 2014

July 9, 2014

Head-on by John Inman

 

When Squirt saves troubled Gordon from a terrible fate, Gordon finds a new light to follow and a new purpose to life.

At twenty-six, Gordon Stafford figures his days are numbered. At least he hopes they are.  Wearied by guilt and regret stemming from a horrific automobile accident two years earlier in which a man was killed, Gordon wakes up every morning with thoughts of suicide. While the law puts Gordon to work atoning for his sins, personal redemption is far harder to come by.

Then Squirt—a simple homeless man with his own crosses to bear—saves Gordon from a terrible fate. Overnight, Gordon finds not only a new light to follow, and maybe even a purpose to his life, but also the possibility of love waiting at the end of the tunnel.

Gordon never imagined he’d discover a way to forgive himself, and in doing so, open his heart enough to gain acceptance and love—from the very person he hurt the most.

 

Length: Novel (220p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 9, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-006-5) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-005-8)

 

 

 

 

Indigo Footsteps, Spatters of Red by J. Fally

 

Carter and Josh are used to cheating death. But with a deadly mission to complete and Josh’s grandma visiting, the odds are against them.

At first glance, Carter Cross and Josh Lessard seem like an ordinary couple. They make love and fight, know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, deal with the “in-laws,” and share their life and home. They even work together. One day, they’ll probably die together – possibly a lot sooner than they’d prefer, given their profession as members of a paramilitary special unit formed to thwart a gory apocalypse. While Carter and Josh are used to cheating death on a daily basis, this time the odds are stacked against them. Between a deadly mission to complete and Josh’s grandma coming for a visit, it’ll take a miracle to get them out as horror invades not only a major city but also their home.

 

Length: Novella (56p.) | Genre: Other Paranormal, Vampires | Release Date: July 9, 2014

Buy as eBook ($2.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-805-6)

 

 

 

 

Plummet by Dawn Kimberly Johnson

 

After Brandt rescues Ari, a fateful afternoon leads to more than physical passion. Ari finds he might not want to let go of Brandt.

Dealing, or rather not dealing, with a recent breakup, Ari Melrose, CPA, nearly takes his car over a cliff. Instead, he is rescued by Brandt Steuben, a big, burly ex-firefighter who pulls him to safety and into his arms. Near-death experiences can make normally careful, rational people grab life by the horns, or men by the biceps, and hop on for a wild ride, so Ari figures what better way to get over his problems than to work them out with his super-hot savior? But a fateful afternoon soon leads to more than physical passion, and Ari finds he might not want to let go of Brandt.

 

Length: Day Dream (28p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 9, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.49 ISBN: 978-1-63216-035-5)

Hell & High Water Release Day Party Winner!

July 7, 2014

Hello all! It’s been an awesome day! Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by and everyone who joined in with your fantastic answers, from choosing which Therian agent you’d be to your favorite thing from the 80s!

By the power of the Magic Hat, a random name has been drawn for the Hell & High Water Release Day Party giveaway which includes a $10 Amazon Gift Card and THIRDS swag. Thank you all so much stopping by today. Now onto the winner!

Congrats, Susan! I’ll be in touch shortly to arrange delivery of your prizes!

If you didn’t win, remember yo can still enter the blog tour giveaway! There are also plenty more fun events and giveaways coming soon. If you’d like to check out what else is in store, just visit the Hell & High Water Blog Tour page here. This Friday there will be another giveaway during the Blood & Thunder (THIRDS, Book #2) Cover Reveal Blitz!

Again, to everyone who participated today or dropped by, a huge thank you from me and the fellas! Your support means so much! Here’s a sexy Dex to give his thanks.

Action. Comedy. Romance. And that one weird guy.

Hell & High Water:

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.

Now available from Dreamspinner Press in eBook | Paperback | Amazon | All Romance eBooks

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New Releases: July 7th, 2014

July 7, 2014

Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet

 

Dexter is determined to get his life back on track and get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Sloane turns disastrous.

THIRDS: Book One

 

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

 

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.

 

Length: Novel (296p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense, Werewolves/Shifters

Release Date: July 7, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-012-6) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-011-9)

 

 

 

 

Wicklow’s Odyssey by R. Cooper

 

When Rhoades tells Wicklow he’s not alone, Wicklow isn’t sure he can believe him. But for the first time in his life, he wants to.

Union soldier Wicklow Doyle is infiltrating enemy lines to set up new radio communications technology in Confederate-held Charleston when his location is betrayed. After sacrificing himself to get his team to safety, he’s on the lam, friendless in a hostile town. Determining who betrayed him without discovery by Confederate soldiers is dangerous, but Wicklow grew up in the slums of New York and knows how to handle himself. He isn’t expecting anyone on his team to return to help him, much less Alexander Rhoades.

 

An effete dandy of great intelligence and conviction, Alexander Rhoades speaks through stories instead of giving orders, and he has earned the confidence of the rich and powerful. While Wicklow has come not to trust men with those traits, Rhoades has never once let him down. He looks at Wicklow in ways that make him burn beneath his skin and tells him stories of love and bravery Wicklow yearns to understand. Wicklow has absolute faith Rhoades’s brilliant mind will uncover the traitor in their midst and find them a way out of the city. But when Rhoades tells him he’s not alone, Wicklow isn’t sure he can believe him. For the first time in his life, though, he wants to.

 

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Steampunk, Historical Americas | Release Date: July 7, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-897-1) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-896-4)

Hell & High Water Release Day Party Excerpt

July 7, 2014

Hello all! Thanks again for joining me for the release party of Hell & High Water,  the first book in my new law-enforcement shifter series the THIRDS! Woot! How about an excerpt? Here’s a scene with Dex being a lovable dork.

Sloane and his team returned to HQ, shed all their gear, and headed for their respective offices. Recon agents would take things from here, chasing down leads until they came up with something, while Hudson and Nina worked with the lab to get every tiny piece of evidence analyzed. The moment they got a hit, Sloane and the rest of Destructive Delta would suit up and head out again, but until then, they’d go about their usual duties.

After lunch, where Dex nearly came in his pants from the sight of the canteen and all the vendors offering an assortment of free food, Sloane had spent a good deal of the afternoon training his partner on Themis, how it worked, how to create, access, and amend files, helpful shortcuts that would make the process more streamlined, and how to send information to their fellow teammates.

“Shit, I broke it.” Dex pushed himself away from his desk and threw his hands up.

Sloane chuckled and rose to his feet, walking around to Dex and wheeling him back to his desk. “You didn’t break it. Themis won’t let you do anything you shouldn’t.” He hovered over Dex’s shoulder to see what he’d done now. It was the fifth time the rookie had supposedly broken their intelligence network. Sloane slid a finger down near the edge of the desk and three files popped up. “There they are. You only minimized them. When you tap the same spot twice inside the file, it brings them to the bottom, and the screen flashes once to let you know they’re still open, just out of sight.”

“Awesome. Now how do I access Google?”

Was he serious? “Why do you need Google?”

“When don’t you need Google?”

He was serious. There were moments Sloane wondered how Dex had made it this far. Either the guy was deceptively clever or extremely talented at pretending he was. “How about when you have a powerful, multimillion dollar government interface linked to numerous intelligence agencies across the globe right in front of you.”

Dex squinted at him, his lips pursed thoughtfully. “So… is that a no on Google?”

“Are you on medication?” Sloane asked, eyeing him. “Because that’s the kind of thing I need to know if you’re going to be handling anything more dangerous than a smoke bomb.”

Dex let out a bark of laughter. “I knew you had a sense of humor.”

“I’m not trying to be funny. I’m very concerned.” He pointed to his face. “This is my concerned face.” He could tell Dex was trying very hard not to laugh. Sloane was a lot better at pulling it off.

“It looks a lot like your pissed-off face.”

Sloane shook his head. “The two are very different.”

“Really?” Dex’s eyes lit up with amusement. He sat back, stretched his legs out in front of him and laced his fingers over his flat stomach. “Because the two look the same to me.”

Sloane walked around him to take a seat on the edge of Dex’s desk beside him, one arm resting on his leg as he leaned forward. “I’ll make it easy for you. This face means you’ve done something that concerns me. While this face, accompanied by physical pain upon your person, means you’ve done something to piss me off. Face and no pain, equals concern. Face and pain, equals pissed off. Easy as that.”

“I really appreciate this. Is this part of the training?”

“Yep. You’ll find I can be a very nurturing partner if you do exactly as I say without question.”

Dex let out a snicker before sitting up and leaning forward, his grin wide. “Is that also your sex face?”

“I’m not touching that.” Sloane narrowed his eyes as Dex invaded his personal space. He was onto Dex, and there was no way Sloane was about to break first. There was nothing Dex could do to get under his skin.

“Will you at least poke it?”

Damn it. Sloane found himself laughing. “You’re an idiot.”

Action. Comedy. Romance. And that one weird guy.

Hell & High Water:

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.

Now available from Dreamspinner Press in eBook | Paperback

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Hell & High Water Release Day Party Eighties Style!

July 7, 2014

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Hello all! Welcome to another post celebrating the release of Hell & High Water! For this post, we’re going back to the eighties! In our story, our hero Dexter J. Daley “Dex” is a child of the eighties. Let’s get this out of the way now: the guy is weird. He also loves eighties music, movies, and toys. If he’s not humming or singing an eighties tune, he’s quoting an eighties movie or making a reference to one. He loves to drive his partner Sloane absolutely nuts with it.

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Of course, writing that part of Dex wasn’t much of a stretch for me as I also grew up in the eighties. I still haven’t left the music behind. If you browse through my iTunes you’ll find hundreds of eighties songs from power ballads (Dex’s favorite) to rock and pop. Eighties movies were also awesome! Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Star Wars? Dex is a big fan of those too, and I think Sloane might just have a little geek in him as well. Luckily Dex hasn’t tried to bring back the eighties look. No mullets or epic-sized shoulder pads for him.

Here’s me in the 80s dressed as a Cabbage Patch Kid for a school play. Yes, this really happened. All I remember about my part was me pretending to grow from a cabbage.

What do you remember most about the eighties? What was your favorite part? If you say the fashion was your favorite, no one will judge you. Maybe. Okay, they might just a little.

Action. Comedy. Romance. And that one weird guy.

Hell & High Water:

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.

Now available from Dreamspinner Press in eBook | Paperback

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Hell & High Water Release Day Party Giveaway

July 7, 2014

Hello all! Thank you for joining me in celebrating the release of Hell & High Water! As you might have seen from the first post, there’s also a blog tour going on at the moment where you can win some nifty prizes. But there’s also a giveaway just for today’s release day party! At the end of the day (8 pm Eastern Time) I’ll be choosing one lucky winner at random to win the following:

$10 Amazon gift card + exclusive THIRDS swag! Swag includes animal and Pac Man print elastic ribbon wristbands/hair-ties, THIRDS post-it notes, a THIRDS Nerd magnet, an exclusive Destructive Delta tote bag, and a signed set of THIRDS collector cards! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on any of today’s posts. 

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How about we get this party started? The heroes of Hell & High Water work for the THIRDS, an organization working to unify Humans and Therians (shifters) through one common goal: justice for all. As part of Unit Alpha, the team Destructive Delta is made up of an equal number of Human agents and Therians agents. The Therian agents are all apex predators, Big Cats. Sloane is a black jaguar Therian, Ash is a lion Therian, Hobbs is a tiger Therian, and Cael is a cheetah Therian.

If you were a Therian agent for the THIRDS, which one of these would you be and why? Jaguar, cougar, lion, tiger, cheetah, wolf, or bear?

Or if you wanted to remain a Human agent, which one of these Therians would you want as your partner and why?

Action. Comedy. Romance. And that one weird guy.

Hell & High Water:

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.

Now available from Dreamspinner Press in eBook | Paperback

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Hell & High Water Release Day Party, Giveaway, & Blog Tour!

July 7, 2014

Hello all! Charlie Cochet here celebrating the release of Hell & High Water, the first book in my new law-enforcement shifter series called the THIRDS! Woot! It’s also technically the 6th stop in the blog tour. What does that mean? More chances to win some awesome prizes! To get things started, here’s the blurb and blog tour info. And just for the release day party, at the end of the day, I’ll be giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card and some cool THIRDS swag which includes a Destructive Delta tote bag and a signed, exclusive THIRDS collector card set, so make sure to stop by the next post to check it out! (Release Day party giveaway ends at 8 pm (Eastern time).

 

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Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal, Shifters, Humor, Mystery/Suspense
Series: THIRDS: Book One
Length: Novel 103k
Published: July 7th, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781632160126
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781632160119

Action. Comedy. Romance. And that one weird guy.

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.

Now available from Dreamspinner Press in eBook | Paperback

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About the Author:

Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From Historical to Fantasy, Contemporary to Science Fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and boy, it’s hot! When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
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Tour Schedule 

30th June - The Novel Approach
1st July - Boys in Our Books
2nd July - The Blogger Girls
3rd July - Joyfully Jay
4th July - Prism Book Alliance
7th July - Dreamspinner Press Blog Release Party
8th July - Love Bytes
9th July - Attention is Arbitrary
10th July - Live Your Life Buy the Book

New Releases: July 4th, 2014

July 4, 2014

All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes

 

Ian has always resisted being tied down. His partner, Miro, just has to convince him that getting tangled up in heartstrings isn’t so bad.

Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones has a reputation for being calm and collected under fire. These traits serve him well with his hotshot partner, Ian Doyle, the kind of guy who can start a fight in an empty room. In the past three years of their life-and-death job, they’ve gone from strangers to professional coworkers to devoted teammates and best friends. Miro’s cultivated blind faith in the man who has his back… faith and something more.

 

As a marshal and a soldier, Ian’s expected to lead. But the power and control that brings Ian success and fulfillment in the field isn’t working anywhere else. Ian’s always resisted all kinds of tied down, but having no home—and no one to come home to—is slowly eating him up inside. Over time, Ian has grudgingly accepted that going anywhere without his partner simply doesn’t work. Now Miro just has to convince him that getting tangled up in heartstrings isn’t being tied down at all.

 

Length: Novel (290p.) | Genre:  Contemporary | Release Date: July 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-065-2) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-064-5)

 

 

 

 


Hard Feelings by Morgan James & Ashlyn Kane

 

Rylan and Miller’s arrangement has simple rules: Don’t stay overnight. Don’t tell anyone. Don’t fall in love. This is probably a bad idea.

Rylan Williams hates conferences: too many people, not enough routine, and way too much interaction with strangers. When he gets stuck in a broken elevator with Miller Jones, the kid who fell asleep in his lecture, he figures things can’t get worse. Then Rylan realizes he’s the same guy he just spent an hour perving over from afar.

 

Rylan wants to await rescue in silence, but Miller insists on conversation, or at least banter. But just because they don’t get along doesn’t mean they don’t have chemistry, and Rylan breaks all his rules about intimacy for a one-time-only conference hookup. He’ll probably never see Miller again anyway. So of course, two months later Miller shows up at Rylan’s office, having just been hired to work on a new computer program—with Rylan.

 

And Rylan thought being stuck in an elevator with him was bad.

 

Soon Rylan and Miller learn that they get along best when they take out their frustrations in the bedroom. Their arrangement goes against everything Rylan believes in, but the rules are simple: Don’t stay overnight. Don’t tell anyone. And don’t fall in love.

 

This is probably a bad idea.

 

Length: Novel (220p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-811-7) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-810-0)

Harmony Ink New Release: July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

You Don’t Know Jack by MC Lee

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Jack gets a taste of real life when he starts a relationship with Leo, his new assignment. When the mission ends, the fallout could be bad. You Don’t Know Jack by MC Lee, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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Jack has never known an ordinary life. “The Center,” a shadowy organization with its own hidden agenda, has been his home, his school, and his job. Under the command of a man he knows only as his guardian, Jack has trained relentlessly in order to carry out the Center’s secret missions. In the three years since he turned thirteen, he’s been given more and more complex assignments, rarely questioning the reasons behind each operation. Now, going by the name Jack Carlisle, his orders are to go to Maine and befriend high school track star Leo McCormack.

Jack finds Leo easy to like, and soon the like becomes something more. He knows he shouldn’t act on his attraction—it’s against all the rules. However, Leo wants Jack in his life as much as Jack wants Leo, and soon the two begin a relationship. Jack gets a sweet taste of real life, but when the mission ends the fallout could be disastrous–and not just because Leo’s father is the target of the operation.

Length: Novel (180p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: July 3, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-148-2) | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-63216-146-8)

Audio Book Releases through June 11th

July 3, 2014

Ethan in Gold by Amy Lane

Johnnies: Book Three

 

Evan Costa learned from a very early age that there was no such thing as unconditional love and that it was better to settle for what you could get instead of expecting the world to give you what you need. As Ethan, porn model for Johnnies, he gets exactly what he wants—comradeship and physical contact on trade—and he is perfectly satisfied with that. He’s sure of it.

 

Jonah Stevens has spent most of his adult life helping to care for his sister and trying to keep his beleaguered family from fraying at the edges. He’s had very little time to work on his confidence or his body for that matter. When Jonah meets Ethan, he doesn’t see the hurt child or the shamelessly slutty porn star. He sees a funny, sexy, confident man who—against the odds—seems to like Jonah in spite of his very ordinary, but difficult, life.

 

Sensing a kindred spirit and a common interest, Ethan thinks a platonic friendship with Jonah won’t violate his fair trade rules of sex and touch, but Jonah has different ideas. Ethan’s pretty sure his choice of jobs has stripped away all hope of a real relationship, but Jonah wants the whole package—the sexy man, the vulnerable boy, the charming companion who works so hard to make other people happy. Jonah wants to prove that underneath the damage Ethan has lived with all his life, he’s still gold with promise and the ability to love.

 

Length: Novel (10 hours and 46 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 25, 2014

Narrator: Sean Crisden | Buy as Audio Book ($24.95)

 

 

 

Cover Up by KC Burn

Toronto Tales: Book Two

 

Detective Ivan Bekker has hit rock bottom. Not only is he recovering from a bad breakup with a cheating boyfriend, he’s also involved in a drug bust gone bad. Ivan had to kill a man, and his friend was shot and is now fighting for his life. Though Ivan is under investigation for his part in the shooting, his boss sends him on an off-the-books undercover operation to close the case. The timing is critical—this could be their chance to plug a leak in the department.

 

Off-balance and without backup, Ivan finds himself playing a recent divorcé and becoming Parker Wakefield’s roommate. He finds it hard to believe that sweet Parker could possibly be a criminal, much less have ties to a Russian mafia drug-trafficking operation, and Ivan lets down his guard. His affection is unprofessional, but Parker is irresistible.

 

When Ivan comes across clear evidence of Parker’s criminal involvement, he has to choose: protect their relationship, regardless of the consequences, or save his career and arrest the man he loves.

 

Length: Novel (8 hours and 14 minutes) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: April 25, 2014

Narrator: Tristan James | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

 

A Volatile Range by Andrew Grey

Stories from the Range: Book Six

 

Since mustering out of the Marines, Gordon Fisher has been off the grid and out of money, so when a group of ecoterrorists promises him big bucks to set some mistreated animals free, Gordon agrees. Unfortunately, the animals are Wally Schumacher’s large cats, and one of them decides to take a chunk out of Gordon.

 

Still hurting from a breakup, Mario Laria finds Gordon and escorts him back to Dakota’s ranch at gunpoint, only to have his heartstrings tugged on when he discovers Gordon is living out of his truck.

 

With Dakota doctoring, Wally wanting Gordon gone for good, and Mario falling in love, Gordon hangs on for the ride. But what looms on his horizon threatens to tear apart what little hope he’s found. No one knows Gordon’s past keeps him up at night, and the military wants answers he just can’t give.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 33 minutes) | Genre: Western | Release Date: April 28, 2014

Narrator: Andrew McFerrin | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

 

Dirty Secret by Rhys Ford

Sequel to Dirty Kiss; A Cole McGinnis Mystery

 

Loving Kim Jae-Min isn’t always easy: Jae is gun-shy about being openly homosexual. Ex-cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis doesn’t know any other way to be. Still, he understands where Jae is coming from. Traditional Korean men aren’t gay—at least not usually where people can see them.

 

But Cole can’t spend too much time unraveling his boyfriend’s issues. He has a job to do. When a singer named Scarlet asks him to help find Park Dae-Hoon, a gay Korean man who disappeared nearly two decades ago, Cole finds himself submerged in the tangled world of rich Korean families, where obligation and politics mean sacrificing happiness to preserve corporate empires. Soon the bodies start piling up without rhyme or reason. With every step Cole takes toward locating Park Dae-Hoon, another person meets their demise—and someone Cole loves could be next on the murderer’s list.

 

Length: Novel (8 hours and 4 minutes) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: May 8, 2014

Narrator: Greg Tremblay | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

 

Ethan, Who Loved Carter by Ryan Loveless

By twenty-four, Carter Stevenson has stuttered and ticced his way to debilitating shyness. Although his friends accuse him of letting his Tourette’s dictate his life, Carter moves from Los Angeles to a quiet California town. He’ll keep his head down and avoid people. He doesn’t anticipate his new neighbor, Ethan Hart, crashing into his solitude and forcing him to get out and live.

 

From the beginning, Ethan makes his love for Carter clear. But he fears Carter won’t see past Ethan’s damaged brain, even though it makes Ethan more attuned to his emotions than most people. For Carter, there’s a bigger issue: he’s been burned by so-called “perfect” matches, and he won’t risk his heart again.

 

One way or another, Ethan’s determined to show Carter they belong together. Then Ethan receives tragic news. Suddenly he must turn to Carter for strength and support. Will Carter come through when Ethan needs him most?

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 21 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 12, 2014

Narrator: K. C. Kelly | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

 

 

Out of the Darkness by Kate Sherwood

Sequel to Dark Horse; Dark Horse: Book Two

 

“It’s hard enough with two people. Throwing a third into the mix is… I don’t know, doesn’t it seem like we’re asking for trouble?”

 

It hasn’t been easy, but horse trainer Dan Wheeler is beginning to build a new life for himself, finding his place in California with his lovers Evan Kaminski and Jeff Stevens. When things are going well, it’s spectacular: there’s affection, humor, and passion. But things don’t seem to go well all that often.

 

Dan continues to struggle with the loss of his previous lover and sometimes doubts that he even deserves to be happy; Evan is jealous of every rival for Dan’s attention—including Jeff; and Jeff worries that he’s too old for the younger men and wonders if he should bow out completely. Despite his resolutions, Dan has grown attached to the other two men, but he’s not sure that’s enough. He knows that it hurts to be together—he needs to decide whether it would hurt even more to be apart.

 

Length: Novel (12 hours and 32 minutes) | Genre: M/M/M or More | Release Date: May 13, 2014

Narrator: Peter B. Brooke | Buy as Audio Book ($24.95)

 

 

 

 

Aiden’s Luck by Con Riley

A Seattle Stories novel

 

House-sitting for a friend is supposed to be a lucky break for Aiden Daly. Discovering his new housemate is the image of his first crush turns it into a nightmare. Marco de Luca is obviously interested in being more than housemates, but his resemblance to Aiden’s ideal man seems only skin-deep. Besides, Aiden doesn’t date.

 

Since his adoptive father’s suicide, Aiden’s first priority has been supporting his remaining family—and shielding them from the truth of their financial situation. Deeply concerned for his mother’s mental health, Aiden remains closeted and lonely, convinced that bad luck is the only luck he’ll ever have.

 

As if the pressure of keeping his father’s financial secrets weren’t enough to handle, Aiden’s birth father makes contact, sending Aiden’s anxieties spiraling out of control. But it’s a crisis at work that finally brings Aiden to his breaking point. Accepting support from Marco is a gamble, but it could be just what Aiden needs to turn his luck around.

 

Length: Novel (10 hours and 43 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 16, 2014

Narrator: J. P. Handler | Buy as Audio Book ($24.95)

 

 

 

 

 

An Unconventional Union by Scotty Cade

Sequel to An Unconventional Courtship

 

Kincaid International Corporation’s CEO, Webber Kincaid, and his executive assistant, Tristan Moreau, have just returned from a Caribbean business trip gone horribly right. After years of hiding their love for each other, they finally came clean—and discovered KIC’s chief financial officer has been up to some shady business transactions. Now that they’re back, Tristan and Webber must expose the CFO’s indiscretions—and save Webber’s reputation, since he’s ultimately responsible for his CFO’s actions. With Tristan by his side, Webber faces KIC’s board of directors and a looming investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice.

 

With all the uncertainty surrounding them, Webber and Tristan rely on the strength of their connection. Together, they plan an intimate wedding on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. But despite their love for one another, Webber and Tristan quickly realize they have some hurdles to cross before they can start their unexpected new life.

 

Length: Novel (6 hours and 43 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 19, 2014

Narrator: Finn Sterling | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

 

 

Biochemistry by Andrew Grey

Sequel to Organic Chemistry; Chemistry: Book Two

 

When his college biochemistry class turns out to be much more difficult than star quarterback Freddie Samuelson imagined, his lab partner, Kurt Maxwell, agrees to help. They’re very different: a rich kid athlete and a hardworking openly gay scholarship student. But Kurt slips past Freddie’s defenses, and little by little—despite Freddie ignoring his own sexuality in the past—Freddie realizes he wants to get to know Kurt, especially when Kurt helps him through more challenges than their science class. But it isn’t long before rumors begin to fly, and the obstacles Freddie will face may block him from both the future he planned on and the future he didn’t know he wanted.

 

Length: Novella (4 hours and 18 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age

Release Date: May 27, 2014

Narrator: Nick J. Russo | Buy as Audio Book ($14.95)

 

 

 

 

 

Better Than Chance by Lane Hayes

A Better Than Story

 

Jay Reynolds has a crush on his project leader at work, but an office romance with Peter Morgan isn’t likely to happen since Peter is straight. Worse, Jay soon fears Peter is homophobic, and his initial infatuation turns to loathing. But one fateful night, Jay is forced to acknowledge things aren’t quite as they seem with Peter. Suddenly, his crush is back and unbelievably, Peter is interested too.

 

They begin a friends with benefits arrangement, which becomes difficult for Jay when he starts falling for his sexy boss. Peter’s past issues keep him from committing, and Jay has to decide if he can be satisfied with friendship if Peter isn’t ready to take a chance on anything more.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 20 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 3, 2014

Narrator: Tyler Stevens | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

 

 

Button Down by Dawn Kimberly Johnson

When he finds himself captivated by a movie-star handsome stranger he meets in a bar, lawyer Ford Reilly watches a simple one-night stand develop into a taste of what living honestly might bring him.

 

Out and proud Gus Hansen has built a small architectural firm from nothing, but could lose it all as he tries to break a contract he signed before knowing about the project’s antigay ties.

 

After Ford discovers he spent a passionate night with the man on the other side of the dispute he’s handling, he finds himself in more than one quandary. He can either maintain the status quo, enforcing the contract to the letter, or he can defy his overbearing father and break free of the closeted life he’s built for himself in order to be with Gus.

 

Gus has his own choices to make. He knows the sting of loving a man who hides himself, but the longer he lingers in Ford’s presence, the more difficult it becomes to deny their attraction.

 

Length: Novel (8 hours and 3 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 4, 2014

Narrator: Max Lehnen | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

 

Love Means… Renewal by Andrew Grey

A Love Means… Story

 

Eli Henninger is stretched a little thin. He teaches riding classes, conducts therapy sessions, takes care of his son, and helps manage the family farm. He’s tired and overworked, especially because lately, no one else seems to do anything right. He and his partner, Geoff, haven’t have time together in so long, he’s beginning to forget what his longtime love feels like.

 

Geoff is just as busy with the farm, the business, and working through a complicated land purchase. He and Eli labor from sunup to sundown and then some. He knows taking care of their responsibilities is preventing them from taking care of each other, but he doesn’t see anything he can do about it. To make matters worse, they’re accused of behaving improperly toward some of the children in their riding programs.

 

Then Eli becomes ill and the investigators suspect foul play, forcing Geoff to reevaluate his priorities and hope fate will give them another chance.

 

Length: Novel (1 hours and 59 minutes) | Genre: Western | Release Date: June 11, 2014

Narrator: Andrew McFerrin | Buy as Audio Book ($6.95)