New Releases: August 18th, 2014

August 18, 2014

A Taste of Honey Edited by Anne Regan & B.G. Thomas

 

Guys don’t have to be in their twenties, perfectly sculpted, and hairless to be hot. With bears, it can mean more man to love.

In the mood to try something sweet? How about a collection of stories about bears and the special men in their lives? Guys don’t have to be in their twenties, perfectly sculpted, and hairless to be hot. Bears are real men with real bodies—and that doesn’t always mean a perfect six-pack or an immaculately smooth chest. With bears, it can mean more man to love. The men in this anthology are chubs, cubs, grizzlies, pandas, polar bears, and more—all looking for a connection. And beneath their burly physiques are hearts of gold. Explore the bear scene and beyond with these big, hairy guys and the men who find them irresistibly sexy.
The Bear Fetish by John Amory
The Bear Next Door by Jack Byrne
The Bear at the Bar by J. Scott Coatsworth
Barefoot by Lillian Francis
Just Breathe by John Genest
Bear Chasing by Renae Kaye
Golden Bear by G.P. Keith
Hunting Bear: A Fairy Tale with a Very Hairy Ending by Edmond Manning
The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Getting Over Yourself by Robert B. McDiarmid
Truck Stop by Christopher Hawthorne Moss
Banyan Court by Samuel Scott Preston
Amped by Zoe X. Rider
The Bear King of Snowbird Mountain by Michael Rupured
Life’s Tiny Surprises by Tara Spears

 

Length: Novel (340p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Historical Americas, Paranormal, Werewolves/Shifters

Release Date: August 18, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-356-1) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-355-4)


 

 

 

 

 

I Hate Summer by HT Pantu

 

After avoiding a joint holiday for five years, Idrys must face Trystan. But like Idrys, Trystan isn’t exactly the guy he was before.

Out since he was fourteen, Idrys grew up hating summer, mostly because of Trystan Jackson, the gorgeous eldest son of his parents’ holiday friends. After avoiding the joint holiday for five years, Idrys must now face Trystan again… or risk the wrath of his parents. Like Idrys, Trystan isn’t exactly the guy he was the last time they met, but Idrys has more to worry about than Trystan’s odd sleeping habits. He has to steel his—usually nonexistent—morals against the advances of the cute and innocent Josh, Trystan’s younger brother.

 

It’s only ten days, right? And afterward he doesn’t have to see either of them for another year.

 

If only it was that simple.

 

Two months after the holiday from hell, Trystan gets a last minute placement in the city where Idrys lives, and suddenly both brothers are back in Idrys’s life. Idrys is determined to carry on regardless, but sooner or later he might have to face the fact that summer doesn’t last forever.

 

Length: Novel (264p.) | Genre: Contemporary, M/M/M or More | Release Date: August 18, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-868-1) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-867-4)

 

 

 

 

 

Lost in the Outcome by Rowan McAllister

 

Nathan wakes up in a hotel with Tim, a stranger. Trying to remember what happened and avoid corporate blackmail, they forge a connection.

When Nathan Seward wakes up in a cheap hotel with a stranger, unable to remember the night before, unscrupulous plots and clandestine schemes are the furthest thing from his mind. True, he’s in Houston to bid on his biggest contract yet, one that will put his software development company on the map, but he’s the underdog at the table, not one of the big players. Unfortunately someone out there sees him as a threat and isn’t above drugging and blackmailing him to put him out of the running. Luckily for Nathan, the man in bed next to him couldn’t be further removed from the corporate world.

 

Tim Conrad is scraping the bottom of the barrel. He left college during his freshman year to take care of his dying mother, and life and lack of money prevented him going back. Now twenty-seven, his dreams are long buried, and he’s scraping by with dead-end jobs and couch surfing because he can’t afford a place of his own.

 

As Nathan tries to run damage control and figure out what the hell happened to him, he and Tim discover a connection neither was looking for, as well as dreams they’ve both forgotten.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: August 18, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-201-4) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-200-7)

New Releases: August 15th, 2014

August 15, 2014

Dream ’til Monday by Allison Cassatta

 

Miles has a million reasons not to give Sawyer a second look. But sometimes the heart is determined to love and the brain can’t stop it.

When Hollywood comes a-knockin’, a young, small-town Mississippi photographer named Sawyer Taylor packs his bags and heads to the West Coast. He’s been hired to photograph for a romantic comedy in San Francisco and looks at the opportunity as a chance to rebuild and reclaim his life. But a quick, drunken hand job behind a bar in the Castro might prove a horrible mistake.

 

Film director Miles Eisenberg isn’t a man who wants to commit. He has a daughter who means the world to him at home, and he worries over how his decisions might affect her. He comes up with a million good reasons not to give Sawyer a second look, but sometimes the heart is determined to love, and the brain can’t convince it otherwise. His affair with Sawyer becomes a whirlwind romance worthy of the silver screen, but life doesn’t always imitate art, and imperfect heroes don’t always get their happy endings.

 

Length: Novel (206p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 15, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-981-7) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-980-0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mi Familia by Tessa Cárdenas

 

Three years after starting their life together, Jamie and Sean want a family. As they prepare to adopt, life throws them curve balls.

Sequel to Siempre

 

Three years after starting their life together, Jamie and Sean decide the time is right to expand their family. Preparing to adopt, they cross their Ts and dot their Is. But nothing can quite prepare them for Angel and his sister, Margarita.

 

After over a year in foster care, Angel, eight, and Margarita, four, are hesitant to trust their new dads.  Angel doesn’t believe they will follow through with the adoption, and Margarita, scared, refuses to speak. While the process seems slow, Jamie and Sean are happy to take their time winning the kids over. But when the siblings’ foster mother takes a fall and can no longer care for them, Jamie and Sean rush to take on parental duties they don’t feel ready for. Even as they work to finalize the adoption, life continues to throw them curve balls, and the happy couple worries they aren’t doing enough to save their fledgling family.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 15, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-888-9) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-887-2)

 

 

 

 

 

Upside Down by Andrew Grey

 

When Jeremy needs help, Lowell’s kindness turns interest into something more. But trouble comes knocking when Jeremy’s place is bugged.

Sequel to Inside Out; Bronco’s Boys: Book Two

 

Lowell Cartwright’s life as a mercenary problem solver has taken its toll, and after one more difficult job, he wants out. For help, he turns to Bull, a soldier of fortune turned club owner—not exactly a friend, but the best chance Lowell has. He visits Bull’s club to scope it out and meets Jeremy Hodgson. The twink captures his attention in a big way. Bull tells Lowell to stay away from the club until he decides whether he can help, so Lowell stays in town. When he spots Jeremy passed out on the floor of a convenience store, he goes to Jeremy’s aid.

 

Lowell piques Jeremy’s interest immediately, pushing all the right buttons. Then, when Jeremy needs help, Lowell’s kindness turns interest into something more.

 

But trouble comes knocking when Jeremy’s place is bugged. Maybe Lowell’s past is catching up to him, or maybe the danger centers on Jeremy’s roommate Tristan’s mysterious boyfriend. Whatever the source of the problem, the future Lowell and Jeremy hope for doesn’t stand a chance unless they can find a way to protect themselves.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 15, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-034-8) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-033-1)

GRL Preorders

August 15, 2014

GRL Preorders are now available!

If you plan to attend GRL in Chicago this October, you can preorder paperbacks on our site between now and September 21 to be picked up at the event, and if you use the code GRL2014, you won’t have to pay shipping! Any orders using this code will only be available for pickup at GRL. You can order books from any author, even if the author isn’t attending GRL.

The code is valid on all in-stock paperbacks and good for multiple orders, so take advantage of all the specials between now and then. We will have a special GRL preorder sale Sept. 17-21 where ALL paperbacks will be in-stock for preorders, so if something isn’t available now, check back then.

Harmony Ink New Release: August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

Binary Boy by RJ Astruc

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

When Michel meets Benny online, Michel finds everything he’s ever wanted. But Benny isn’t what he seems. Binary Boy by RJ Astruc, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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It’s a lonely life being an Interpol kid. With both Michel’s parents working for the international police force and always moving from country to country, it’s hard enough to make friends, let alone find a boyfriend. Then he meets Benny during an online chat, and Benny is everything Michel ever wanted and more. He looks forward to meeting his crush when his family heads to Australia on an important mission. But Benny isn’t quite what he seems, and it may have something to do with the man Michel’s parents are investigating and his relationship to an AI. In order to find out the truth, Michel will have to go to greater lengths—and face greater dangers—than he ever imagined.

Length: Novella (65p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: August 14, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-149-9)

Release day party goodbye

August 13, 2014

Thanks everyone for letting me take over the blog today. Meet-cute is available on Amazon,  Barnes & Noble and DSP. Hope you check it out.

 

 

Meet-cute release party – small talk

August 13, 2014

Hello again,

It’s time for some awkward party small talk…

I mentioned before my name is C.C. Dado, I am born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and not leaving anytime soon. Like my favorite type of main character I have a gigantic suitcase of emotional baggage that I get to cart around and bust out every time web MD tells me my average cold is actually something horrific and incurable. (I’ve really got to stop going on there.)

Reading has always been a great escape for me to stop worrying over imaginary problems. My favorite are ones that make you laugh while you fall in love with the characters.

Does anyone out there have some good suggestions of ones I should check out.

I tried for comedic romance in “Meet-cute” I will have to wait to see some reviews to see if I am hitting the mark or not. It is all an amazing learning experience.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/meet-cute-cc-dado/1120136366?ean=2940150392205

CONTEST…contest…contest…. Meet-cute release party.

August 13, 2014

Free meet-cute ebook download for the first person that reads the sample and can tell me what Elliot thinks should be banned in schools.

Aaaaaaannnnd go!

Still partying – meet-cute release day

August 13, 2014

I may or may not be doing a keg stand right now.

I would like to hear what your preferred main characters are like. For me, it’s the typical tattooed bad boy with a suitcase overflowing with emotional baggage, and an I don’t give a crap attitude. (Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr)
I also have a soft spot for an intelligent man that hides a low self-esteem behind layers of self deprecating, dry humored, sarcasm.
(Ahhhhhhhhhhh…this is my comfort zone of “write what you know” for me.)

Here’s a little excerpt from “meet-cute” of my
main character Elliot at the gym with Chase:

“Four minutes into jogging, I could feel the sweat running down my face, and I was trying to figure out if there was a way to make asthmatic breathing sexy. I was pretty sure I was about to die and he was still standing there being all motivational-coach on me. I was partially distracted from jogging by him running his fingers through the top of his hair.

“So, E, uh, I was wondering if I could take you out to dinner tonight?”

That’s the last thing I heard before my toe caught the edge of the treadmill and I felt my body being ejected off the back of the machine like it had decided only pretty people should be allowed to ride it.

“Oh shit, E, are you okay?” I heard Chase say, but it sounded like it was from far away. I’m not sure what hurt worse, my pride or my face from hitting the treadmill on my way down. “Holy shit, I’ve never actually seen that happen in real life,” he said, and I could hear the concern and overwhelming awe in his voice.

“I think I’m done for today,” I said as I tried to get up.”

Meet-cute release party- C.C. Dado

August 13, 2014

Hello all, C.C. Dado here, I am a new author with DSP. I am celebrating the release of my book “Meet-cute”. I feel I should warn you up front, this could end up being one of those epic parties where you wake up the next morning, not sure what happened, your head is throbbing, your mouth taste funny and you can’t find your pants.

So let’s get this party started:

Hopefully you will all find my book as entertaining as I find bad 80′s dancing. Here is a little blurb and a link to “meet-cute” to kick us off:

“Elliot Beck may not have been blessed with mad art skills, a crooner’s voice, or a godlike physique, but he makes up for it with an abundance of quick-witted sarcasm, massive insecurities, and a love of bad boys.

After his best friend Trevor finds him naked and tied to his bed—abandoned by his latest troublemaker—Trevor convinces him to take a chance on a nice guy. When he has an awkward encounter in the men’s restroom with a fitness instructor named Chase, he never suspects the Adonis might be his perfect bad boy.”

 

Buy Meet-cute here!

 

 

New Releases: August 13th, 2014

August 13, 2014

Meet-cute by C.C. Dado

 

After an awkward encounter in the restroom with a fitness instructor named Chase, Elliot never suspect Chase might be his perfect bad boy.

Elliot Beck may not have been blessed with mad art skills, a crooner’s voice, or a godlike physique, but he makes up for it with an abundance of quick-witted sarcasm, massive insecurities, and a love of bad boys.

 

After his best friend Trevor finds him naked and tied to his bed—abandoned by his latest troublemaker—Trevor convinces him to take a chance on a nice guy. When he has an awkward encounter in the men’s restroom with a fitness instructor named Chase, he never suspects the Adonis might be his perfect bad boy.

 

Length: Novella (71p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 13, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-957-2)

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing Special by Jay Northcote

 

Noah doesn’t think he’s interesting or sexy enough to hold Sol’s attention. But to Sol, Noah is something very special indeed.

Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn’t expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous dark-haired stranger Noah sees on his commute home most days. But when Noah’s friend, Dom, persuades Noah to take a huge risk in a bid to get Sol’s attention, things turn out better than Noah dared to hope. Noah and Sol start dating, and much to Noah’s surprise, his feelings seem to be reciprocated.

 

But Noah’s insecurities make him doubt Sol. He doesn’t believe he’s interesting enough or sexy enough to hold Sol’s attention, and as Sol tries to get closer, Noah’s instinct is to pull away to protect himself. If their relationship is going to survive, Sol needs to convince Noah that he sees Noah very differently than Noah sees himself. Because to Sol, Noah is something very special indeed.

 

Length: Novella (187p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 13, 2014

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-138-3)

 

 

 

 

 

The Pillar by Kim Fielding

 

Bound by the constraints of law and class in 15th century Bosnia, Faris and Boro must overcome powerful foes to protect their happiness.

During his youth, orphaned thief Faris was flogged at the pillar in the town square and left to die. But a kind old man saved him, gave him a home, and taught him a profession. Now Faris is the herbalist for the town of Zidar, taking care of the injured and ill. He remains lonely, haunted by his past, and insecure about how his community views him. One night, despite his reluctance, he saves a dying slave from the pillar.

 

A former soldier, Boro has spent the last decade as a brutalized slave. Herbs and ointment can heal his physical wounds, but both men carry scars that run deep. Bound by the constraints of law and social class in 15th century Bosnia, Faris and Boro must overcome powerful enemies to protect the fragile happiness they’ve found.

 

Length: Novella (144p.) | Genre: Historical European | Release Date: August 13, 2014

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-070-6)