Ray must protect Lee and his own reputation, all while trying to convince Zeke that he doesn’t need to run away. Papa’s Boy by Sue Brown, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Sequel to Complete Faith – Morning Report: Book Three
When Ray Sloane tires of the men in his usual club, he finds himself in the Pink Palm, an inauspiciously named spit-and-sawdust dive, not the sort of place an elementary school teacher and pastor’s assistant should be seen in. On the other hand, Ray needs a fresh face. But what he gets is a closeted, desperately unhappy divorcé named Zeke.
Losing his teaching job and his kids has left Zeke bitter and in denial about his sexuality, but Ray is determined to get under his skin. Just as Zeke starts to relax, life interferes with Ray’s plans: Lee, the teenage organist from St. Mark’s, tells his parents that he was abused as a teeanger by a prominent congregation member from his old church, and Ray becomes the target of bullies at school and has to worry about his own job. With the specter of what happened to Zeke hanging over him, Ray must protect Lee and his own reputation, all while trying to convince Zeke that he doesn’t need to run away when their relationship grows more intense.
Rodney, Clint and Lucien race against time to solve some crimes and arrest those involved while trying to build a relationship strong enough to survive over distance. Scourge by Etienne, available from Dreamspinner Press.
The Ivory Solution: Book One – The Chronicles of Old Town
When two young men set up an amateur sting to expose a pastor’s pedophilia, they gather plenty of evidence not just of the pastor’s predilections but of something even more sinister. Out of their depth, they call in FBI experts to investigate.
Meanwhile, Clint Buchalla, investigative reporter for the Washington Ledger, is sent to Atlanta to interview a man about his top-secret study. Clint is so angry at his editor for cutting his vacation short that he gets drunk and winds up in bed with the man he was supposed to interview, Dr. Rodney Poucher. But it’s exuberant grad student Lucien Cormier, Rod’s houseboy with benefits, who really captures Clint’s attention… when he isn’t busy investigating the sharp drop in birth rates in metropolitan Black and Hispanic communities.
Rodney’s findings lead him, Clint, and Lucien to a meeting with the deputy director of operations of the FBI. But they only have so much time to figure out what’s going on and arrest those involved—and for Clint and Lucien to work out whether the spark between them can span the distance between Atlanta and DC.
Mike and Joe walk down the path of love, but everyone seems determined to get in the way of their happiness. A Tale of Two Trucks by Thea Nishimori, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Interior designer Mike Stevenson is out shopping for a new ride when he literally runs into Joe Adams, a contractor who works for one of his clients. Mike feels an immediate spark of attraction, but Joe is wearing a wedding band, so Mike assumes his case is hopeless—just like the rest of his love life. Then the two lonely men start spending time together and Mike learns more about Joe’s past, falling deeper in love with him against his own better judgment. But everyone from Mike’s vindictive ex to Joe’s well-meaning family seems determined to get in the way of their happiness.
Length: Novella | Genre: Contemporary| Buy as eBook
Chris has his lover and his best friend, but Anthony and David will have to come to terms with both of them being important in Chris’s life. Blame It on the Cats by E.T. Malinowski, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Despite his misgivings, Christopher Albion is unable to turn down his employer and dear friend David’s request to care for yet another stray kitten. So Chris takes the tiny feline to the vet for a checkup, not expecting the visit to change his life. Waiting for him is veterinarian Dr. Anthony Vicario, who is just what Chris needs to find fulfillment in life. But when David finds out, he panics—worried he’ll lose his best friend. Chris now has his lover and his best friend, but Anthony and David will have to come to terms with both of them being important in Chris’s life.
Length: Novella | Genre: Contemporary| Buy as eBook
Stanley will give it all up to keep Johnny by his side, even his cushy life in the yarn store. Knitter in His Natural Habitat by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Stanley’s life took a left turn at a knitting shop and hit a dead end. The closest thing he’s had to a relationship breaks things off to date a “nice boy,” and none of the pretty young things in Boulder’s limited gay scene do it for Stanley. He needs to reevaluate whether working as a floor designer for a series of craft stores is really where he wants to be.
Then Stanley does a peculiar thing: he starts to live the life he fell into. Stitch by stitch, he knits his life into something meaningful. Just when he does, Johnny, the store’s new delivery boy, walks in.
Johnny is like no one Stanley has ever met: he doesn’t believe in quickies in the bathroom and has a soft spot for theater and opera. There has to be a catch. When Johnny’s dark past comes back to haunt them, Stanley realizes how much he loves his cushy life in the yarn store—but he’ll give it all up to keep the man who makes his ordinary life extraordinary.
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Sebastian retreats to a monastery to escape his troubled past, but new troubles find him. The Rule of Sebastian by Shelter Somerset, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Sebastian Harkin retreated to the Trappist monastery at Mt. Ouray, nestled high in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, to escape a past filled with heartache and pain. The arrival of young novice Brother Casey Galvan gives Sebastian hope for the future. But when the monks discover a handsome stranger freezing on their doorstep during a snowstorm, Sebastian, Casey, and their fellow monks find themselves ensnarled in jealousies and passions that eventually lead to murder.
Desperate to conceal the crime from outsiders, Mt. Ouray’s abbot, Father Paolo Cabral, asks Sebastian to help solve the mystery. With Casey assisting, Sebastian plunges deeper into the investigation. But working with Casey threatens Sebastian’s self-control until his desires erupt, along with the dreaded past he has tried so desperately to put behind him. As Sebastian closes in on the killer, Father Paolo intervenes—not just in Sebastian’s search for the truth but in his pursuit of Casey’s heart.
Caleb struggles to help his friend heal, but he longs for more than Andrew can give him. The One Who Saves Me by Cardeno C., available from Dreamspinner Press.
At fourteen, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences as friends, learning and experimenting. And they talk each other through countless dates and breakups. Decades of trust and loyalty build a deep and abiding friendship —until Andrew suffers a tragedy. Caleb moves in with him, and the parameters of their unique relationship blur.
Wrestling with feelings he can’t articulate, Andrew spirals into self-loathing. Caleb struggles to help his friend heal, but he longs for more than Andrew can give him. After so many years, neither man knows how to break out of his established role. After all, boyfriends come and go, but best friends are forever.
After four years on a space station, Rick accepts Jason’s affection, but the catalyst of their love is deadlier than expected. Catalyst by Claire Russett, available from Dreamspinner Press.
An Argo Novel
For the past four years, Dr. Jason Finely and Colonel Rick Tennant have served on the Union space station Argo as its chief science officer and military commander. Jason is the brains, Rick is the brawn. They have become good friends, but Jason wants more.
Jason is a brilliant scientist, but his lack of confidence leaves him unlucky in love. And Rick is so committed to his job he’s oblivious that his best friend’s feelings for him go beyond friendship.
When Rick finally shows interest in him, Jason is thrilled. Then he discovers Rick’s sudden attraction may be the result of a threat to Rick’s life. If Jason hopes to discover the truth, first he’ll have to save his friend.
Marcus and Gregory struggle to trust each other and themselves, especially when it comes to baking up matters of the heart. A Slice of Love by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.
A Taste of Love Story
To make a small fortune, start with a large fortune and open a bakery. That’s the advice Marcus Wilson has heard. Unfortunately, Marcus doesn’t have a large fortune—just a bakery, A Slice of Heaven, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and the determination to make it successful. He needs more help than he can afford, so when he hires accountant Gregory Southland, it’s for hours in the shop as well as on the books.
Gregory takes a second job at the bakery to help pay the bills now that his health is improving. Soon he’s looking forward to spending time with Marcus, but as the business—and their relationship—grows, so do the complications: First Marcus’s stepmother involves him in a cause that could give the bakery a reputation it doesn’t need. Then Marcus and Gregory disagree over whether to involve A Slice of Heaven in a civil rights dispute. To top it off, Gregory’s ex-boyfriend makes an appearance just when he is at his most vulnerable. But the greatest complication by far is Marcus and Gregory’s struggle to learn to trust each other and themselves, especially when it comes to baking up matters of the heart.