New Releases: May 23rd, 2014

May 23, 2014

Because of Jade by Lou Sylvre

 

Luki and Sonny combat self-doubt and fear and help each other learn to parent Jade, and still nourish the love that has kept them whole.

A Vasquez and James Novel

 

Luki Vasquez receives the news he’s still cancer free after five years, and he wants to celebrate with his whole family. He and his husband, Sonny James, take a road trip south, intending to gather at the home of his nephew Josh, Josh’s wife Ruthie, and Jade—a little girl who was still in the womb when she and her mother helped Luki beat lung cancer.

 

Halfway to their destination, Luki learns Josh and Ruthie have met a tragic death. The horrible news lays Luki low, but he pulls himself together in time to be the family’s rock and see to the dreaded business of tying up loose ends. The most important business is Jade, and when Luki and Sonny head home, they take Jade with them.

 

Luki and Sonny must combat self-doubt and fear and help each other learn to parent an unexpected child—and they must also nourish the love that has kept them whole for the past ten years. A relative’s spurious claim to Jade threatens the new family, and even if they prevail in court, they could lose their little girl unless they can rescue Jade from evil hands and true peril.

 

Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre:  Contemporary | Release Date: May 23, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-948-0) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-947-3)

 

 

 

A Dance with Domination by K.C. Wells

Gareth and Andrew are in pain and need the freedom they find in each other. But the past has a way of intruding on the present.

 

 

Collars and Cuffs: Book Four

 

Recently returned to the UK after living in the States since he was eleven, Andrew Barrett is determined to keep busy and make a new life for himself. He works full time as a copywriter and strips at a club on Canal Street on weekends. But it still leaves him too much time to think. Then he finds the BDSM club, Collars & Cuffs, where at twenty-nine, he is their youngest Dom. Young doesn’t mean inexperienced, however. All this activity keeps him focused with no time to dwell on the past. But the past has a way of intruding on the present.

 

It’s been four long years since Gareth Michaels last set foot inside Collars & Cuffs. But when he finally summons his courage and steps back into his former world, he finds the man who drove him away is still a member, and what’s more, he wants Gareth back. Two men in pain need the freedom they find in each other, but it takes another man’s horrific plans to make them see it.

 

Length: Novel (220p.) | Genre:  Contemporary, BDSM | Release Date: May 23, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-890-2) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-889-6)

 

 

 

 

Love Means… Patience by Andrew Grey

 

Cody suffers from PTSD and is struggling to rejoin the real world. Brick takes him in, and the two discover they have a lot in common.

A Love Means… Story

 

Years after his discharge from the Marines under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Cody Culver lives in a PTSD-induced world all his own. On a mission, under misconceptions that Geoff and Eli are the enemy, Cody breaks into their farmhouse but is quickly brought back to his senses by a frying pan to the head. After receiving much needed help in the hospital, Cody has nowhere to go. Luckily, kindhearted Eli knows just where to turn.

 

When Eli asks former Marine Brick Hunter to help, Brick isn’t sure he wants to get involved. But Brick has worked through his own PTSD, and like it or not, he owes Eli a favor. With Cody struggling to rejoin the real world and Brick agreeing to take him in, they discover they have more in common than either of them thought possible.

 

Though Cody tries to stay in the here and now, he sometimes flashes to unexplainable traumatic events—events  that don’t fit his usual war zone delusions. As the “delusions” grow more frequent, it becomes apparent they might not be delusions at all. Cody may have actually witnessed a murder.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 23, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-892-6) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-891-9)

Release Party: If Two of Them Are Dead

May 23, 2014

Here’s another excerpt from early on just a few hours after their first meeting. Enjoy.

 

Unsurprisingly, wealthy men like Abraham Westbrook thought they were in charge of everything. Victor had expected it, but that didn’t make it any less aggravating when Abraham insisted on meeting his brother at the airstrip. When Victor couldn’t dissuade him, he allowed Westbrook to accompany him in his police-issued horseless carriage to the small strip out on the edge of town, where it wouldn’t bother the well-heeled Hyde Park residents.

 

From the red, black, and yellow bladder on the airship, Victor knew it was from the Dunn line. There probably wasn’t an airship he couldn’t name after a quick glance. A frisson of grief over his injury-ended career as an airman peeked out of a dark corner of Victor’s mind as it so often did whenever he was at an airstrip. Next to him, Abraham shifted his weight back and forth as they waited for the Dunn ship to dock.

 

“You don’t have to be here, sir. If you need time to yourself after what’s happened, you could wait in the station.” Victor pointed back over his shoulder at the small but well-appointed building. “Or the automobile.”

 

Abraham offered a weary smile. “Thank you for the concern, Detective. I need to be here for my brother.”

 

Victor nodded. He doubted he would be any different. In retrospect, it might be good Abraham had insisted on coming, because Victor didn’t know what Benjamin looked like. He followed Abraham’s lead once the passengers began to disembark. He probably could have picked Benjamin Westbrook out of the crowd based on the stiffness of his posture and the anguish etched into his face.

 

Benjamin Westbrook was quite different from his brother. He wore a suit—that probably cost half-a-year’s pay for Victor—impeccable in every sense and traditional, stolid deep blue with a white shirt. While Abraham’s hair was longer than was usual and a deep brown, Benjamin’s hair might even be more conservative than Victor’s, a more muddy and unattractive shade of brown. He lacked his brother’s tall, lanky form. Victor knew he had nothing to base it on, but Benjamin’s face didn’t look like he smiled often.

 

Abraham briefly embraced his brother, and Victor overheard his mumbled “I’m sorry, Ben.”

 

Benjamin caught his brother’s wrist. “Is it true? Is Permelia dead? What are they doing about it?”

 

“It’s true. I truly am sorry, Ben.” Abraham beckoned Victor forward. “This is Detective Victor Van Voorhis. He’s going to get to the bottom of this for us, and he has some questions for you.”

 

Victor certainly hoped Abraham was right. Benjamin looked less convinced. His pinched face was as cold as Abraham’s had been warm.

Release Party:If Two of Them Are Dead, Wealth

May 23, 2014

I settled on Hyde Park, NY as the backdrop for If Two of Them Are Dead. I used to live close to that and it was a great setting for story set in the 1880s (and I was sure I wanted a setting other than London). Once I had selected the setting, I knew the victim and her family had to come from money. This small rural town doubled as the home for some of the country’s most wealthy families. The Roosevelts have a home there, and the Vanderbilt mansion would have been a common sight to Abraham Westbrook and in fact, I shameless stole the facade of this house for my novella. It’s an amazing Beaux Art building. Have a look. Isn’t it magnificent?

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Victor, however, is not that impressed by the house. He thinks it looks cold and like a mausoleum. Of course, once he’s inside Abraham’s home, he’s quite blown away and more than a little intimidated. Victor’s entire dwelling could probably fit in Abraham’s ballroom.

Wealth and classism do play a prominent role in the story. It stands between Victor and doing his job, not to mention between him and Abraham. I placed Abraham and his brother, Benjamin firmly among the legendary 400, who are mentioned in the story. For those unfamiliar with the term, it came from Mrs. Caroline Astor. It was said her ballroom could hold four hundred people.

Abraham and Benjamin belong to this group. They were born into their family’s astonishing wealth and both have taken it to even higher levels, Ben continuing in the fur and textile business their father left them, while Abraham went off on his own making airship engines and other fantastical steam-driven inventions. However, being richer than Croesus hasn’t always made Abraham happy. He inherited a ton of responsibilities. He has no respect for people in his class who just sit about doing nothing but spending their inheritance. He’s a man who prizes intellect and ingenuity more than money.

Abraham is already something of an outcast for his love of inventing and working with metal. He’d rather be talking to and funding Nikolai Tesla than attending one of Lady Astor’s parties. Playing up the eccentric millionaire gives Abraham the perfect out when it comes to befriending Victor. His determination to pursue the relationship makes all the difference.

 

Since Steampunk does seem to love London, what do you think of a completely different setting? What setting would you love to see a Steampunk use?

Release Party: If Two of Them Are Dead

May 23, 2014

How about an excerpt from the novella? I hope you enjoy.

“I’m Detective Victor Van Voorhis. I need to speak to the master of the house.”

“He’s expecting you. You can give your coat to Justin.” She waved her hand to indicate what looked like a tree stand with hands. She pressed the brass dogwood flower-shaped button in its center and the thing rumbled.

It wheezed and hissed little puffs of steam, and the arms extended as the contraption lurched forward on its wheeled base, startling Victor. He studied the machine, having never seen anything like it. He wondered how the mechanical butler worked, but it didn’t seem to work without someone there to turn it on. Was it more than a mechanized coat rack? Victor would have to ask.

“Do you like Justin?”

The male voice dragged Victor’s attention away. A tall, almost overly thin man stood in an interior doorway that led deeper into the home. He was surprisingly clean-shaven, though his walnut hair was mussed. Grief pinched his otherwise fine features.

“You named a machine?”

The man offered a wan smile. “It’s a quirk of mine, one of many. I name all my inventions. I’m Abraham Westbrook.”

To Victor’s surprise, this wealthy man stuck out his hand to shake. Victor felt nicks and calluses he hadn’t expected to find on a rich man’s hands. “I’m Detective Victor Van Voorhis. I’m sorry for your loss.”
Abraham nodded. “Thank you. Her children are upstairs with mine and their nannies. They weren’t here when it happened. Will you need to speak to them? They’re naturally very upset.”

“Later,” Victor said, handing his coat to Justin, who rolled away back to its corner. “Just briefly about the morning, before they left. You can be present, of course. However, I have questions for you, sir, about your sister-in-law. I understand your brother is in the city. Were you and your wife at home this morning and afternoon?” Victor had no real idea how the rich spent their days. Why wasn’t this man at work? Did he even work?

“I was here in my workshop.” Abraham gestured toward a hallway. “My wife passed over five years ago.”

“I’m sorry.” The generic words of sympathy tumbled out of him. Victor was used to saying them several times a day when working a case.

“It’s fine, Detective. Come with me. We can talk in my library. It will be more comfortable.”

“Of course.”

Victor followed him through a living room roughly the size of Victor’s house, then down a hall with carpeting that ate all the sounds of their passage and felt like walking on a cloud. The scent of old books, slightly musty and even dustier, hit Victor’s nose as they entered the library. A large marble fireplace dominated one wall, with comfortable-looking chairs and a table with a whiskey decanter and glasses set out in front of it. Rows of books lined every other surface, along with more knickknacks and other memorabilia than Victor could easily take in.

Release Party: If Two of Them Are Dead. Mysteries

May 23, 2014

For all its steampunk trappings, If Two of Them Are Dead, is a mystery at its heart. It has been my go-to genre since I started reading novels from Nancy Drew on. I started the story knowing who would die: Permelia Westbrook, wife and sister-in-law of two wealthy brothers, Benjamin and Abraham respectively. However, that was all I knew about these characters. I didn’t even know who had killed her and why.

Poor Permelia had to die so that her brother-in-law, Abraham could cross paths with Victor, the detective trying to solve her murder. At first I thought, the easiest way to work up a motive would be to have a love triangle and that would suffice. It’s a common motive, after all, but I wanted something more.

There isn’t much more I can say about that without giving away the plot. Of course, Abraham becomes an instant suspect. As a rather eccentric millionaire, he was in his nearby home working on his inventions while his brother, Benjamin, was down in New York City dealing with the family business. Abraham had access to the victim, and Permelia and he didn’t particularly like each other.

Victor is instantly attracted to Abraham but fights to put him out of mind. He can’t possibly get involved with a suspect. Victor quickly learns there is no shortage of suspects and motives. However, finding a way to clear Abraham and his brother will prove harder. Victor’s attraction to Abraham distracts him from his job. Soon, it becomes a race to the find the killer before someone else dies.

As I said above, mysteries is my all-time favorite genre. I love the classics from Agatha Christie to Ngaio Marsh to Arthur Conan Doyle. I love too many new ones to even name but C.S. Harris, Jaqueline Winspear, Tess Gerritsen, Preston & Child all top that list. Who is your favorite mystery writer or your favorite detective? It really is hard to top Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

Release Party: If Two of Them Are Dead

May 23, 2014

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Hello everyone. Thanks for being here with me. I’m getting a bit of a late start today but I’ll be with you for a while talking about my steampunk-mystery novella, If Two of Them Are Dead. I’ve wanted to write a steampunk story for a long time. I didn’t know where to go with it initially. I didn’t want to do the war story or airship pirates. Sure, those are great fun, but they are almost expected of the genre. I wanted to do something a little different.

The steampunk is the backdrop for the story more than the driving force. It is, at its heart a mystery with a fantastical setting. Getting the steampunk to even out with the mystery was a balancing act. I didn’t want to give the detective too much technology that wouldn’t have been around at the time. Nicolai Tesla’s and Abraham’s little toy at the end was really about the only weapon that wasn’t period. And how could I pass up the chance for Abraham to know Tesla? I love Tesla.

There are airships, however, and Victor was an airman before he entered the police force. Abraham makes engines for airships, which is part of his wealth. He’s also busy making his own personal small airships for fun. Steam-driven automobiles are slightly more prevalent and advanced than they would have been at the time. I wish I had more time to play with Abraham’s inventions, especially Cerberus, the mechanical dog he created for his son. Like many men of his social circle, Abraham had been pressured into marrying young and starting a family, though his wife passed several years before the opening of the story.

What I love about steampunk is the creativity. I love all the clothes, the backstories people give their characters, and especially the music – Abney Park anyone? Steam-Powered Giraffe? I wish I still had the ability to make my own clothes (a hand injury makes that hard now). However, I will say even though I’m a cosplayer going on nearly thirty years now, I probably was never good enough to make a Victoriana styled gown.

So what is your favorite thing about steampunk? Recommend a band or book for everyone if you’d like. At the end of my time with you, I’ll be giving away a copy of the novella to someone answering the questions along the way. I’ll be back with you soon with more!

May Audio Book Releases

May 23, 2014

Chase the Stars by Ariel Tachna

Sequel to Inherit the Sky; Lang Downs: Book Two

 

Twenty-year-old Chris Simms is barely keeping his head above water. After losing his mother and his home, he struggles to provide for himself and his brother. When homophobes attack him, he thinks his life is over, but then he’s rescued by jackaroos from a nearby sheep station. He’s as stunned to be offered a job there as he is to discover both the station owner and foreman are gay.

 

For Chris, Lang Downs is a dream—one that only gets better when Chris realizes the jackaroo he’s crushing on, Jesse Harris, is gay and amenable to a fling. Everything goes well until Chris realizes he’s falling for Jesse a lot harder than allowed by their deal.

 

Jesse is a drifter who moves from station to station, never looking for anything permanent. Convinced Chris is too young and fragile for a real relationship, he sets rules to keep things casual. Watching the station owner and his foreman together makes Jesse wonder if there are benefits to settling down, but when he realizes how Chris feels about him, he panics. He and Chris will have to decide if a try for happiness is worth the risk before the end of the season tears them apart.

 

Length: Novel (8 hours and 1 minutes) | Genre: Western | Release Date: March 18, 2014

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

 

 

 

Coming Home by M. J. O’Shea

Rock Bay: Book One

 

Tallis Carrington ruled Rock Bay with his gang of jocks and an iron fist—until a scandal destroyed his family’s name. Ten years later Tallis is dead broke, newly homeless, and on the walk of shame to end all walks of shame. He needs money and needs it fast, and Rock Bay is the only home he knows. But the people of Rock Bay haven’t forgotten him—or the spoiled brat he used to be.

 

The only person in town willing to overlook his past is Lex, the new coffee shop owner, who offers Tally a job even though he appears to despise Tally based on his reputation alone. When Tally discovers his gorgeous boss is the kid he tortured back in high school, Lex’s hot and cold routine finally makes sense. Now Tally has to pull out all the stops to prove he was never really the jerk he seemed to be. After all, if he can win Lex’s heart, the rest of the town should be a piece of coffee cake.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 37 minutes) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: March 21, 2014

Narrator: Tom Vilot | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

Better Than Good by Lane Hayes

A Better Than Story

 

Matt Sullivan understands labels: law student, athlete, heterosexual. He has goals: graduate and begin his career in law. One fateful night, Matt tags along with his gay roommate to a dance club and everything changes. Matt finds himself attracted to the most beautiful man he’s ever seen. All labels go flying out the window.

 

Aaron Mendez doesn’t believe in labels, and he’s leery of straight curious men. He makes it clear that he’ll hide his fabulous light for no one. While Aaron can’t deny the attraction between him and Matt, he is reluctant to start anything with someone who is still dealing with what this new label means—especially when that someone has a girlfriend.

 

Length: Novel (6 hours and 5 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 24, 2014

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

 

 

 

But For You by Mary Calmes

Sequel to Bulletproof

 

Jory Harcourt is finally living the dream. Being married to US Marshal Sam Kage has changed him—it’s settled the tumult of their past and changed Jory from a guy who bails at the first sign of trouble to a man who stays and weathers the storm. He and Sam have two kids, a house in the burbs, and a badass minivan. Jory’s days of being an epicenter for disaster are over. Domestic life is good.

 

Which means it’s exactly the right time for a shakeup on the home front. Sam’s ex turns up in an unexpected place. A hit man climbs up their balcony at a family reunion. And maybe both of those things have something to do with a witness who disappeared a year ago. Marital bliss just got a kick in the pants, but Jory won’t let anyone take his family away from him. Before he knew what it felt like to have a home, he would have run. Not anymore. He knows he and Sam need to handle things together, because that’s the only way they’re going to make it.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 18 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 24, 2014

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

 

 

 

An Isolated Range by Andrew Grey

Stories from the Range: Book Five

 

Marty Green has two loves in life: horses and basketball. But suffering a stroke during his first college game throws a wrench in his plans. After months spent in the hospital, recuperating under the zealous care of his overprotective parents, Marty realizes he needs to be on his own, so when he’s offered a job at a ranch owned by his doctor’s good friend, he takes it.

 

When veterinary assistant Quinn Knepper sees Marty for the first time, his heart nearly stops. He’s smitten, and Marty appears interested though shy. There are just two problems: Quinn’s father wants him to hide his sexuality from the world, and Marty’s Wyoming Senator father is a homophobe with no idea his son is gay—which Quinn learns when the senator proposes an amendment banning gay marriage.

 

Dealing with two unsupportive families is a heavy burden, but Quinn vows to make it work. Unfortunately, that may mean putting his life on hold while Marty overcomes his emotional isolation—unless, of course, Marty sacrifices his happiness to his father’s political ambition and ends the relationship before it gets started.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 15 minutes) | Genre: Western | Release Date: March 24, 2014

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

 

 

 

Wild Magic by Poppy Dennison

Triad: Book Four

 

Joseph Anderson was heartbroken when his childhood best friend Dominick Levent moved away. Years later, Joseph is a successful real estate broker with good friends, an easy smile, and a stunning house. When he finds a dying mountain lion who miraculously shifts into Dominick’s sister, Joseph must find Dominick and reunite him with the two young sons she left behind.

 

When mountain lion shifter Dominick gets a call telling him his sister is dead, he rushes home to protect his nephews and avenge his sister. Seeing Joseph brings back the feelings Dominick tried to bury and he dares to hope Joseph’s newfound knowledge of shifters means they can finally be together.

 

Length: Novella (3 hours and 24 minutes) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters

Release Date: March 25, 2014

Narrator: Robert G Davis | Buy as Audio Book ($14.95)

 

 

 

Saving Sean by Con Riley

A Seattle Stories novel

 

Nearly a year after being rejected for another man, Seattle paramedic Peter Morse is still pining, so when the one that got away asks him for a favor, he agrees. His mission: track down Sean Reid, the runaway brother of a mutual friend. Peter isn’t thrilled about it—until he finds Sean injured by the side of the road.

 

Everything about Sean stirs Peter’s protective instincts—saving people is what he lives for—but he never anticipated falling for someone so hell-bent on running away. On top of his physical wounds, Sean struggles with grief and guilt, and the mess his estranged father left when he died threatens to overwhelm him.

 

Saving Sean means Peter must let go of his pride and turn to friends and family. Asking for help is a bitter pill for Peter to swallow, but if he can’t, how can he expect Sean to accept his help—and his love—in turn?

 

Length: Novel (9 hours and 36 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 26, 2014

Narrator: JP Handler | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

The Fall by Kate Sherwood

Every relationship leaves something behind. Dumped by his sugar daddy, part-time model Scott Mackenzie somehow ends up owning an abandoned church in rural Ontario. He dreams of using it for gay weddings, even if he’ll never have one of his own.

 

Joe Sutton is trying to keep his family together after his parents’ deaths. Between the family ranch, his brother’s construction company, and commitments around town, he doesn’t have time for a relationship. But Mackenzie is hard to ignore.

 

As both men fight their growing attraction, challenges to Mackenzie’s business threaten their relationship. If he can’t make it work, he’ll have to crawl back to the city in defeat. But the only solution involves risking the ranch Joe loves, and each man has to decide how much he’ll sacrifice for the other.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 54 minutes) | Genre: Western | Release Date: March 26, 2014

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

 

 

 

Cop Out by KC Burn

Toronto Tales: Book One

 

Cole Kenjiro McGinnis, ex-cop and PI, is trying to get over the shooting death of his lover when a supposedly routine investigation lands in his lap. Investigating the apparent suicide of a prominent Korean businessman’s son proves to be anything but ordinary, especially when it introduces Cole to the dead man’s handsome cousin, Kim Jae-Min.

 

Jae-Min’s cousin had a dirty little secret, the kind that Cole has been familiar with all his life and that Jae-Min is still hiding from his family.  The investigation leads Cole from tasteful mansions to seedy lover’s trysts to Dirty Kiss, the place where the rich and discreet go to indulge in desires their traditional-minded families would rather know nothing about.

 

It also leads Cole McGinnis into Jae-Min’s arms, and that could be a problem. Jae-Min’s cousin’s death is looking less and less like a suicide, and Jae-Min is looking more and more like a target.  Cole has already lost one lover to violence—he’s not about to lose Jae-Min too.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 3 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 27, 2014

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

 

 

 

Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane

Johnnies: Book One

 

Chase Summers: Golden boy. Beautiful girlfriend, good friends, and a promising future.

 

Nobody knows the real Chase.

 

Chase Summers has a razor blade to his wrist and the smell of his lover’s goodbye clinging to his skin. He has a door in his heart so frightening he’d rather die than open it, and the lies he’s used to block it shut are thinning with every forbidden touch. Chase has spent his entire life unraveling, and his decision to set his sexuality free in secret has only torn his mind apart faster.

 

Chase has one chance for true love and salvation. He may have met Tommy Halloran in the world of gay-for-pay—where the number of lovers doesn’t matter as long as the come-shot’s good—but if he wants the healing that Tommy’s love has to offer, he’ll need the courage to leave the shadows for the sunlight. That may be too much to ask from a man who’s spent his entire life hiding his true self. Chase knows all too well that the only things thriving in a heart’s darkness are the bitter personal demons that love to watch us bleed.

 

Length: Novel (9 hours and 39 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 1, 2014

Narrator: Sean Crisden | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

Bad Idea by Damon Suede

Bad Idea: Some mistakes are worth making.

 

Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling supersquare, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership.

 

Against their better judgment, they fall victim to chemistry, and what starts as infatuation quickly grows tender and terrifying. With Silas’s help, Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out Scratch, a “very graphic novel” that will either make his name or wreck his career. But even a smash can’t save their world if Trip retreats into his mild-mannered rut, leaving Silas to grapple with betrayal and emotions he can’t escape.

 

What will it take for this dynamic duo to discover that heroes never play it safe?

 

Length: Novel (14 hours and 42 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 3, 2014

Narrator: Charlie David | Buy as Audio Book ($24.95)

 

 

 

The Battle for Jericho by Gene Gant

A battle is brewing in the conservative little town of Webster’s Glen. Gay activist Dylan Cussler stirs up the establishment when he moves in with his boyfriend and sues the state over its gay adoption ban. Sixteen-year-old Jericho Jiles and his best friend, Mac Travis, decide to do their bit to convince Dylan and his boyfriend to leave town. But when Dylan turns up before they can finish trashing his house, Jericho panics, leaving Dylan unconscious and wounded.

 

Drowning in guilt, Jericho returns to Dylan’s home to make amends. He is surprised when Dylan forgives him and opens his eyes to the world around him. Soon Jericho comes to a life-changing realization: he is attracted to boys as well as girls. That’s a problem, considering Jericho has a girlfriend and very strict, very religious parents. Accepting his sexuality means he must question not only his identity and his place in the world but his relationship with his girlfriend, his parents, and with God.

 

And so begins the battle for Jericho’s soul.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 48 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary, Bisexual, YA

Release Date: March 20, 2014  | Narrator: Paul Morey | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

May 22 Anniversary Giveaway

May 22, 2014

May 22 Dreamspinner Press Seventh Anniversary Giveaway Contest is Cleats in Clay by Jackson Cordd.

Athletes capture our collective attention. For today’s Dreamspinner Press Seventh Anniversary e-book contest, share your favorite sports-themed DsP book or series.

All comments, likes, shares, re-tweets on this blog, the DsP Facebook page and Twitter will be entries to win one of ten e-book copies of Cleats in Clay by Jackson Cordd. You have until 8:00 pm tomorrow, May 23 for eligible interactions.

Release Party I Heart You by H.C. Brown

May 21, 2014

I Heart You Release Party Winners:

 I added a mystery prize too :-)

Antonia  

amaquilante@gmail.com

JenC

jczlapin@gmail.com   —- Mystery prize

Theo
nemo_amarcord@hotmail.com

 Jen

rescuemama2007@yahoo.com

 

Thank you all for joining me it has been great fun.

I will be in touch with your prizes ASAP.

H.C. Brown

Release Party: I Heart You by H.C. Brown

May 21, 2014

Well, this has been fun but I guess you guys would like to go to bed about now? Here in Australia the sun is shining and the time is around noon.

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Thank you for joining me. I will go through all the comments and select my winners and place them in the next post . So as you are in a different time zone to me, I will leave this announcement for a few hours so you can get your comments posted.

In the meantime you can find me here:

Web

Blog:

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Twitter: @ HCBrownauthor

Don’t forget all my Dreamspinner titles including I Heart You,  are included in Dreamspinner’s Seven Year Celebration.

       

I Heart You Buy Link

 

H.C. Brown