New Releases: May 8th, 2015

May 8, 2015

Immortal by Amy Lane

 

Teyth was born to sculpt emotion into metal, and Diarmuid was born to lead. Can they sustain the love that will make them immortal?

When Teyth was but a child, a cruel prince took over his village, building a great granite tower to rule over the folk. Greedy and capricious, the man will be the bane of Teyth’s existence as an adult, but as a boy, Teyth is too busy escaping his stepfather to worry about his ruler.

 

Sold into apprenticeship to the local blacksmith, Teyth finds that what was meant as a punishment is actually his salvation. Cairsten, the smith, and Diarmuid, his adopted son, are kind, and the smithy is the prosperous heart of a thriving village. As Teyth grows in the craft of metalwork, he also grows in love for Diarmuid, the gentle, clever young man who introduces him to smithing.

 

Their prince wants Diarmuid too. As the tyrant inflicts loss upon loss on Teyth and Diarmuid, Teyth’s passion for his craft twists into obsession. By the time Teyth resurfaces from his quest to create immortality, he’s nearly lost the love that makes being human worth the pain. Teyth was born to sculpt his emotion into metal, and Diarmuid was born to lead. Together, can they keep their village safe and sustain the love that will make them immortal?

 

Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Fairy Tales, Paranormal, Ghosts/Spirits, High Fantasy

Release Date: May 8, 2015

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Little Wolf by R. Cooper

 

Sheriff Nathaniel must calm his little wolf, Tim, and show Tim he’s more than a match for this big, bad alpha.

A Being(s) in Love Story

 

On the run from his old-blood werewolf family, Tim Dirus finds himself in Wolf’s Paw, one of the last surviving refuges from the days when werewolves were hunted by humans and one of the last places Tim wants to be. Kept away from other wolves by his uncle, Tim knows almost nothing about his own kind except that alpha werewolves only want to control and dominate a scrawny wolf like him.

 

Tim isn’t in Wolf’s Paw an hour before he draws the attention of Sheriff Nathaniel Neri, the alphaest alpha in a town full of alphas. Powerful, intimidating, and the most beautiful wolf Tim has ever seen, Nathaniel makes Tim feel safe for reasons Tim doesn’t understand. For five years he’s lived on the run, in fear of his family and other wolves. Everything about Wolf’s Paw is contrary to what he thought he knew, and he is terrified. Fearing his mate will run, Sheriff Nathaniel must calm his little wolf and show him he’s more than a match for this big, bad alpha.

 

Length: Novel (380p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapehifters, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: May 8, 2015

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A Counselor Among Wolves by Liv Olteano

 

Five dead leaders, their bodies arranged in a pentagram. Treason and backstabbing. A make-believe affair that turns into a real mating.

Leader Murders: Case Two

 

Five dead leaders, their bodies arranged in a pentagram. Treason, lies, and backstabbing. A make-believe affair that turns into a real mating.

 

Timothy Sands is a PBI counselor, half-fey, half-elf, with a secret crush on Herman Weiss, PBI director. As a new chapter is added to the Leader Murders, it is Weiss’s responsibility to investigate what seems an impossible-to-solve case. The other problem? Weiss  is suffering from rages, and his only salvation lies in Tim’s emotional-grid-balancing skills. They only have to pretend to be a couple for Tim to use his talents, and he owes Weiss a big favor. Piece of cake, right?

 

The fey might be involved in the Leader Murders. Someone on the Council might be their ally, and another prominent PBI figure looks more and more suspicious as they investigate. The stakes are upped when Timothy’s father, the Fey King, threatens to leave the Council destitute if they don’t hand Timothy over to him. Weiss’s brilliant solution? Mating Timothy and forcing the Council into protecting him.

 

There’s only one small hitch in that plan: instead of protecting one, the Council might decide to get rid of two.

 

Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Werewolves/Shapehifters, Paranormal, Vampires, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense| Release Date: May 8, 2015

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New Releases: April 29th, 2015

April 29, 2015

Just Desserts by Mary Calmes

 

A hinky recipe for chocolate mousse might help gallery owner Boone Walton and chef Scott Wren find the love missing from their lives.

A Tale of the Curious Cookbook

 

Boone Walton has tried hard to create some distance between himself and his past. He’s invested in his new life, his New Orleans art gallery, and his friendship with Scott Wren. Things finally seem to be settling down to normal, and Boone couldn’t be happier.

 

Chef Scott Wren wants much more than normal with Boone. He wants to raise things to the next level, but Boone is terrified—and not because of the ghost in Scott’s apartment or Scott’s relatives. No, Boone’s past is about to pay him a visit, and the only thing that can get between Boone, Scott, and a hinky recipe for chocolate mousse found in a curious cookbook is the river of pain Boone had to swim across to get to this side of The Big Easy. There’s a secret behind the ingredients, though—one that might reveal the trust and love that have been missing from Boone’s life.

 

Length: Novella (102p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 29, 2015

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Last Dance with Mary Jane by John Goode

 

After Shayne’s death, Peter calls his voice mail to hear him one last time. He isn’t prepared when Shayne answers the phone.

2nd Edition

 

Peter was devastated when he lost his love, Shayne, in a car crash. Though he knows nothing will bring Shayne back, Peter takes solace in listening to Shayne’s voice mail, just to hear his voice one last time. He’s not prepared when one night, Shayne answers the phone.

 

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

 

1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2012.

 

Length: Novella (60p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Bittersweet Dreams | Release Date: April 29, 2015

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The Sea Calls My Name by Hollis Shiloh

 

Daniel and Leaf have more in common that a love for the sea, and their ties to the ocean may be more fantastic than they imagined.

He lost his magic. How?

 

Returning to the bookstore by the sea, Daniel worries about how to tell his father that the money he saved to send his gifted son to magic school was a waste.

 

Daniel buries his secret under the pretense of coming home for a vacation. Then he meets Leaf Springfield, a beautiful young man who’s been systematically beaten down by his uncle.

 

Irresistibly drawn to one another, they learn they share more than a love for raw fish and the ocean—both have lost a mother, and their ties to the ocean may be more fantastic than they can imagine.

 

Passion explodes between the two. It terrifies Daniel how quickly his feelings for Leaf grow.  There may be more here than meets the eye—about both of them.

 

Length: Novella (70p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy | Release Date: April 29, 2015

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Surprised at Nothing by Kristi Lee

 

Reggie wonders if he made a huge mistake in trusting Kelp, for the “rock” Kelp disappeared with might be a dragon’s egg.

Even in a Magus world, things are not always as they seem. However, what could possibly go wrong when archeologist Reggie Orrick, the red-haired son of a red-haired Magus, halts his Eastern European dig and travels to Ireland to research his latest find of what’s probably just a fossilized rock?

 

With Reggie’s luck? Everything.

 

Once in Ireland, Reggie crosses paths with Ian “Kelp” McGinty, an Unfortunate of Magus and Fae ancestry, who’s more than happy to appoint himself Reggie’s guide and confidant. Kelp’s irrepressible personality and compelling “something” draws Reggie to him, and Reggie’s about convinced himself to extend his stay to get to know the Unfortunate better. But one near-tragic car accident later, and Kelp disappears… with Reggie’s rock.

 

Reggie’s left to wonder if he’s made a huge mistake in trusting Kelp, for the “rock” might just be an Irish Snakesbane—an egg from an extinct line of dragons!

 

Length: Novella (80p.) | Genre: Urban Fantasy | Release Date: April 29, 2015

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Tales of the Curious Cookbook by RJ Scott, Amy Lane, Marie Sexton, Amber Kell & Mary Calmes (Print Only)

 

A mysterious handwritten cookbook full of magical recipes is about to find its way into new lives, just when it’s needed most.

A Tale of the Curious Cookbook

 

It’s called comfort food for a reason.

 

Not much is known about the cookbook, except that years ago, the mysterious Granny B collected a set of magical recipes and wrote them down. Over the years, each book has been modified, corrected, added to, and passed down through the generations to accumulate its own unique history. The secrets behind these very special recipes are about to find their way into new hands and new lives, just when they’re needed the most.

 

Food created out of love casts a spell all its own, but Granny B’s recipes add a little something extra. This curious cookbook holds not only delicious food, but also the secrets of love, trust, and healing, and it’s about to work its magic once again.

 

Enjoy these stories from: RJ Scott, Amy Lane, Marie Sexton, Amber Kell, and Mary Calmes

 

Length: Novel (346p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 29, 2015

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New Releases: April 8th, 2015

April 8, 2015

Food for Thought by Amy Lane

 

Emmett needs clarity regarding his snarky neighbor, Keegan. Fortunately a mysterious old cookbook might make things clear.

A Tale of the Curious Cookbook

 

Emmett Gant was planning to tell his father something really important one Sunday morning—but his father passed away first. Now, nearly three years later, Emmett can’t seem to clear up who he should be with—the girl with the apple cheeks and the awesome family, or his snarky neighbor, Keegan, who never sees his family but who makes Emmett really happy just by coming over to chat.

 

Emmett needs clarity.

 

Fortunately for Emmett, his best friend’s mom has a cookbook that promises to give Emmett insight and good food, and Emmett is intrigued.  After the cookbook follows him home, Emmett and Keegan decide to make the recipe “For Clarity,” and what ensues is both very clear—and a little surprising, especially to Emmett’s girlfriend.  Emmett is going to have to think hard about his past and the really important thing he forgot to tell his father if he wants to get the recipe for love just right.

 

Length: Novella (92p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 8, 2015

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The Story of Jax and Dylan by Jamie Dean

 

When best friends Jax and Dylan reconnect, Dylan falls for straight-seeming Jax all over again. The truth will change both their lives.

Dylan and Jax were typical best friends, until Dylan fell for Jax and kissed him the night before senior prom. Dylan had to move away before they could talk about it, so he has spent ten years thinking Jax hated him for that kiss.

 

Reconnecting on Facebook allows them to meet again, and they quickly become as close as ever, spending most of their free time together. Dylan falls for Jax a second time, even though Jax has a girlfriend and appears to be straight.

 

Important secrets about Jax may lie hidden in the books he’s written, but Jax has asked Dylan not to read them, and Dylan refuses to break his promise. When the truth finally surfaces, their lives will never be the same.

 

Length: Novella (150p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: April 8, 2015

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When the Band Came to Town by H. Lewis-Foster

 

In the swinging sixties, Jeff gets caught in singer Danny’s cool. But coming out could ruin Danny’s career, or even land him in jail.

In the swinging Sixties, life gets rockin’ for Jeff McInnery when a new band plays at the local pub. Caught up in lead singer Danny Speed’s cool, Jeff sneaks a kiss. But being found out as homosexual could stop Danny’s hot career fast, and even land him in jail. With harsh words, Danny leaves to head for fame and fortune while Jeff starts university. On campus, Jeff meets Archie Ballatine, a history student living as openly as possible. It’s an exciting new world of sex and friendship for Jeff, but then the band comes back to town.

 

Length: Novella (84p.) | Genre: Historical European | Release Date: April 8, 2015

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New Releases: January 26th, 2015

January 26, 2015

Black John by Amy Lane

 

John doesn’t want a relationship with an addict. Galen doesn’t want a conscience. But the two can learn from and heal one another.

Johnnies: Book Four

 

John Carey is just out of rehab and dying inside when he gets word that Tory, the guy who loved him and broke him, has removed himself from the world in the most bitter way possible—and left John to clean up his mess.

 

Forced back to his hometown in Florida, John’s craving a hit with every memory when he meets Tory’s neighbor. Spacey and judgmental, Galen Henderson has been rotting in his crappy apartment since a motorcycle accident robbed him of his mobility, his looks, and his boyfriend all in one mistake. Galen’s been hiding at the bottom of an oxy bottle, but when John shows up, he feels obligated to help wade through the wreckage of Tory’s life.

 

The last thing John needs is another relationship with an addict, and the last thing Galen wants is a conscience. Both of them are shocked when they find that their battered souls can learn from and heal one another. It doesn’t hurt that they’re both getting a crash course on how growing up and getting past your worst mistakes sure beats the alternative—and that true love is something to fight to keep if your lover is fighting to love you back.

 

Length: Novel (280p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: January 26, 2015

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Double Indemnity by Maggie Kavanagh

 

Sam is determined to expose the real reason his friend died and to clear Nathan’s name—even if it’s the last thing he does.

Sam Flynn dreamed of being a journalist, until a car accident killed his parents and put his brother into a long-term coma. Now Sam spends his days as a landscaper, toiling in the New England sun, and his nights drunk in bed with the closest warm body. In his limited spare time, he writes about Stonebridge’s local crime and politics on his blog “Under the Bridge.”

 

Then Sam’s favorite client is found dead in her home—shortly after telling him someone has betrayed her trust. Sam can’t believe her grief-stricken husband, Nathan, would be a suspect, but the investigation focuses on him. Sam has always admired handsome Nathan from afar, but now he puts his libidinous feelings aside to help clear his name. But the closer he gets to Nathan, the more he’s told to keep away from him and the investigation—by the fatherly police chief, by an officer on the case who’s hated him since school, and by Nathan himself.

 

Sam is determined to expose the real reason his friend died and to clear Nathan’s name—even if it’s the last thing he does. Which, considering how fast the death toll is rising in Stonebridge… it might be.

 

Length: Novel (214p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: January 26, 2015

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Nights Like These by Chris Scully

 

Miles doesn’t plan on liking the night shift or falling for Colton. But Miles will have to decide what’s truly important.

Starting over sucks. At forty, Miles Koprowski thought he had life all figured out. He had a nice car, a hot young lover, and a cushy job… and then he didn’t. Call it fate, or karma, or a downturn in the market, but this opinionated cynic is now forced to play rent-a-cop in a dying office building in the burbs just to make ends meet. Throw in an unhinged ex, a coworker who hates him, and a hot new boss, and suddenly everything is uncertain.

 

Miles doesn’t plan on liking the night shift or becoming embroiled in a mystery that reawakens old passions and puts him in danger. And he certainly doesn’t plan on falling for the overbearing head of security, Colton Decker, former soldier and doting dad. But nights like these can change a man, make him start to believe there’s more to life than a high-paying job and a warm body in his bed. With a thief on the loose and his new job in jeopardy, Miles will have to decide what’s truly important. He might discover things he never knew he wanted… as long as he makes it through the night.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Erotic Romance, Humor, Mystery/Suspense

Release Date: January 26, 2015

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Nightmare by Amy Lane

January 19, 2015

Title: Nightmare

Author: Amy Lane

Pairing: Dex and Kane from Dex in Blue

Prompt: nightmare

The little girl’s scream ripped them both out of a dead sleep.  Dex was halfway down the hall before he even recognized what he was running after, and in Frances’s room before Kane was even out of bed.

“Whatwuzat?” he muttered, turning on the light and kneeling at Frances’s bedside.  “Frances, whatwuzat?”

“Unca Dex, bad dream!” the little girl wailed, reaching her arms out for him.

Dex didn’t hesitate.  He picked her up, awed as always by how tiny she was.  “No worries, bunny,” he muttered, trying to get his bearings.  What day was it?  What time was it?  The flap of approaching feet—big flat ones—alerted him that Kane hadn’t slept through the emergency, he’d just been a bit late.

“Whatwuzat?” Kane mumbled, leaning against the wall and staring around the little girl’s mostly pink room like it had just materialized next to them as they’d slept.

“Bad dream,” Dex murmured, rocking the little girl against his chest.

“What’d you dream?” Kane asked, waking up a little.  “Was it something cool, like robots?”

“No,” Frances shook her head against Dex’s chest.

“Creepy dolls?” Kane asked, like he was seriously curious.

“No,” Frances said again, shaking her head vigorously.

“Scary clowns?”  Kane asked, like it was a legitimate line of questioning.

“No,” Frances denied, but her voice was getting sleepy.  Dex rocked her some more, looking around the room.  The snake and the iguana, in their giant glass habitat that looked both into the room and out into the backyard, seemed to be asleep, doing snakely and lizardly things.  The small turtle was crawling around in his terrarium, oblivious to the fact that someday, he was going to get a turtle hardon and terrify everybody in the room.  The gecko—added new to Kane’s collection—had hidden in his little house as soon as the light had gone on.

Jesus, no wonder the little girl was having nightmares.  She was surrounded by monsters!

“Frances,” Dex asked, afraid it had been wrong to let her sleep here for the past six months, “was it about animals?”

“Yes!” Frances wailed.  “It was about bugs!”

“Aw,” Kane reassured, taking her from Dex and patting her gently on the back. “That’s simple, bunny. You just imagine all the guys here eating the bugs, and you’ll be just fine.”

“Oh yeah!”  Frances sat up in her uncle’s arms.  “They eat bugs.”  She snuggled some more.  “That’s okay, Unca Kane.  The guys’ll keep me safe.”

Kane smiled, tired and relieved and tucked her into her little pink bed.  “That’s right.  Night bunny.”

“Night Unca Kane.  Night Unca Dex.”

“Sleep tight,” Dex mumbled.

On the way back to bed, Dex found himself chuckling.

“What?” Kane asked.

“You.”

“What about me?”

“You’re the only guy I know who could turn a room full of scaly things into an army to keep her safe.”

“Yeah?”  Kane yawned again.  “You’re the only guy I know who’d think like that at ass-crack-thirty.  Go to bed, Dexter.  We got a big busy day tomorrow, and I want sex tomorrow night.”

Dex chuckled, recognizing the slightly sore feeling in his body that indicated they’d gotten sex not too long ago.  “We just had sex. You think you’re that lucky?”

Kane grabbed him about the waist before they walked into the bedroom and nuzzled his ear.  “I like sex with you.  Keeps the monsters away.”

Dex allowed himself to be pawed and nuzzled.  “Good,” he said softly.  “The guys can do that for Frances, but I’ll do that for you.”

“Can you do that for me tonight?”

“No,” Dex mumbled, sliding out of his arms and into bed.  “You want to see something really scary, you’re gonna see me if I don’t get some sleep.”

“Yeah, okay,” Kane agreed, sliding into bed next to him.  “You keep the monsters away, you get to call a few shots.”

“As long as your snake doesn’t sleep with my balls pulling his own guard duty, that is a deal.”

Suddenly Kane sprang up from bed.  “Oh fuck!  Tomas!”  And with that he went padding down the hallway again, ostensibly to make sure the snake was double-locked in his cage.

For a moment, Dex contemplated letting this keep him awake, and then he changed his mind.

He had scary monster guard duty tomorrow, and the snake was one of the good guys.  Nothing to be afraid about here, folks.  Just Dex and the reptiles, keeping the scary monsters at bay.

 

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Butterflies by Amy Lane

January 12, 2015

Title: Butterflies

Author: Amy Lane

Pairing: Patrick and Whiskey from Clear Water

Prompt: butterflies

 

Patrick might not have seen it if he hadn’t forgotten his shoes.

In the early breaths of spring he’d clambered up to the deck to drink his coffee, but even though it was February and they were out on the houseboat, he’d forgotten his shoes.

The deck was frickin’ cold in February.

His foot hit a patch of ice and he skid for a terrifying moment, flailing, coffee going everywhere, fully aware that he was heading for the side of the boat and about to fall off.  He coordinated enough to chuck the coffee cup overboard, and the splash reached his ears just as he threw himself in the air so he’d land, sprawled, on his stomach, his lean body making a hollow thump as he threatened to cave in the ceiling of what was probably his and Whiskey’s bedroom.

He was laying there, counting stars, hearing the “Holy fuck Patrick what in the hell was that?” echoing from the hold of the boat, when it fluttered stiffly to the prow and sat for a moment on the chrome railing of the boat.

He stared at it, dumbfounded, vaguely aware that his chin hurt and he was probably going to have a big honking cut on it when the dust cleared.

“Patrick?”

“Palos blue,” Patrick mumbled.

“Oh my God—Patrick!  Are you okay?”

“No. I think my chin is bleeding.  And the neighbors in the next boat are laughing their asses off.”

“They can go fuck a frog,” Whiskey swore.  Patrick felt big, reassuring hands assessing his arms, his legs, his cold and bruised toes.  “Jesus, Patrick—did you hit your head?”

Gingerly, Patrick got to his knees and then to his feet, looking unhappily at the blood patterning his shirt.

“No. Just my chin. Fucking hurts.  Did you see that?” he asked, making sure Whiskey had heard him the first time.

“Yeah, you said Palos Blue.”  Whiskey hadn’t shaved in days, and his beard was almost full, but that didn’t stop his warm brown eyes from being accessible and concerned over it.  “That’s why I thought you’d hit your head.”

“Yeah—noLook, Whiskey—it’s right there!”

Now see?  Anyone else Patrick had ever known would have just chivvied him off down into the boat and fussed over his chin, which was going to need stitches.

But Whiskey knew that Patrick would think this was important too.

“Oh my God—Patrick what in the hell is that thing doing here?”

They were extremely rare—and extremely rare in California in the winter.

“Someone must be breeding them,” Patrick mumbled.  “Is that illegal?”

“I don’t know,” Whiskey muttered.  “It’s damned hard to breed butterflies.  I don’t know what kind of impact that would have.”

As they both stared at the thing, it stuttered and fell over.  Whiskey left Patrick’s side with a reluctant pat on his shoulder, and took off his moccasin.  Very carefully, he picked the dead butterfly up by its leg and deposited it into his shoe, where it wouldn’t get more banged about before he went downstairs and got a sample bag.

When that task was done, he let out a curse.  “Holy hell, is it cold up here.  C’mon, Patrick—let’s get you downstairs and dressed.  We’re going to need to see the doc about your chin.”

Patrick groaned.  The doctor—if they got the same one, and they’d been seeing him practically every time they’d been to Kaiser in the last two months—had made his opinion clear.  He’d made it clear when Patrick had nailed his hand to the deck, and he’d made it clear when Patrick had slid down the houseboat stairs and banged his head on the last step.

He’d definitely make his opinion clear now.

“You know what he’ll say!” Patrick whined.

“He’ll say we need to move into a real house and not the houseboat where you’re going to kill yourself,” Whiskey recited grimly.

“Yeah.  That.”

“Well, I’m starting to think he’s got a point.”  Whiskey sighed, and helped him down the stairs.

“But Whiskey, we’ve got to find out about the butterfly!  It’s important, right?  An ecological anomaly?”

“Yeah.  We’ll find out about the butterfly.  But maybe we’ll find out about an apartment too.  I’d really like you to stop bleeding on the carpeting.”

Patrick’s chin opened up into a giant ache.  Maybe Whiskey had a point, but he didn’t want to talk about it now.

“Whatever.  Just give me some toilet paper and I’ll bleed on that.”

Whiskey grunted and did what he said.  “Palos Blue,” he murmured half to himself, setting the shoe down on the breakfast table.  “You’re probably the only one who could find that.”

“Yeah,” Patrick said, feeling spiteful.  “But only if we live here.”

“I’ll keep that in mind,” Whiskey returned, but he was already pulling his phone out of his pocket and dialing the doctor, so Patrick wasn’t sure how much he meant it.

Patrick rooted around in the shoe for a moment.  “Palos Blue,” he mumbled, “Palos Blue… let’s think of a way to stay home where we belong.”

 

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New Releases: December 3rd, 2014

December 3, 2014

All’s Fair in Mate Bonds and Publishing by Alana Ankh

 

When half-werewolf Killian meets werewolf Alpha Brett, he’ll have to set aside his beliefs if he wants his own happily ever after.

For Killian Marsden, werewolf romance is overrated. After all, he should know, since he’s a half-werewolf and an editor for a romance-publishing house. He’s tired of reading mate bond fairytales, because real life doesn’t work that way. In the real world, Alphas abandon their half-breed children. Not that Killian’s jaded or anything. Simply realistic. So when werewolf Alpha Brett comes knocking, demanding explanations on a rejected manuscript, Killian reels away, or at least tries to.

 

Brett is a walking, talking Alpha cliché: big, possessive, and growly. His last name is Wolfe, for crying out loud. But Brett is also trustworthy, devoted to his pack, and a little silly when in love. Soon, Killian discovers that maybe, just maybe, he might love Brett in return.

 

Unfortunately, Killian is not the only one who wants to claim Brett. He will have to set aside his beliefs about mate bonds and deadbeats if he wants his own happily ever after werewolf romance.

 

Length: Novella (117p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Humor

Release Date: December 3, 2014

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Candy Man by Amy Lane

 

With the holidays approaching, Adam is going to have to ask himself which is harder—letting Finn in or living without him?

Adam Macias has been thrown a few curve balls in his life, but losing his VA grant because his car broke down and he missed a class was the one that struck him out. One relative away from homelessness, he’s taking the bus to Sacramento, where his cousin has offered a house-sitting job and a new start. He has one goal, and that’s to get his life back on track. Friends, pets, lovers? Need not apply.

 

Finn Stewart takes one look at Adam as he’s applying to Candy Heaven and decides he’s much too fascinating to leave alone. Finn is bright and shiny—and has never been hurt. Adam is wary of his attention from the very beginning—Finn is dangerous to every sort of peace Adam is forging, and Adam may just be too damaged to let him in at all.

 

But Finn is tenacious, and Adam’s new boss, Darrin, doesn’t take bullshit for an answer. Adam is going to have to ask himself which is harder—letting Finn in or living without him? With the holidays approaching it seems like an easy question, but Adam knows from experience that life is seldom simple, and the world seldom cooperates with hope, faith, or the plans of cats and men.

 

Length: Novella (136p.) | Genre: Holiday, Contemporary | Release Date: December 3, 2014

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-679-1)

 

 

 

 

 

Home Sweet Home by John Simpson

 

When unexplainable things start to go bump in the night, Kevin and Jason search for answers. They uncover the last thing they expected.

2nd Edition

 

Fruity drinks, days on the beautiful beaches of Key West, and falling in love in the pool makes a perfect vacation. Just when it seems things can’t get any better, Jason meets the man of his dreams. As he watches Kevin frolic in the ocean, Jason knows Kevin is the guy he’s been waiting for. It’s almost too good to be true when they discover they both live in New York. Buying a house together is supposed to mean happily ever after. But while their life may be perfect, their house is less than peaceful. When unexplainable things start to go bump in the night and an otherworldly experience forces Kevin and Jason to search for answers, what they uncover is the last thing they expected.

 

1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2010

 

Length: Novella (66p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Ghosts/Spirits

Release Date: December 3, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-473-5)

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Christmas Everywhere But Here by Liam Grey

 

Russ’s Christmas joy is quickly deflated by his mother’s zealotry, leaving him to ponder if peace, love, and matricide go hand in hand.

Christmas brings dreams of peace, love, and family time for most. Sadly, Russell Moore isn’t so blessed. Since his coming out and marriage prompted a less-than-joyful reaction from his religious parents, Russ has kept his distance to avoid their conservative disapproval. With his husband David deployed overseas for the second Christmas in a row, Russ gives in to the loneliness and takes his stepchildren to meet his parents for the first time, hoping the “goodwill toward men” spirit will overcome his mother’s zealotry.

 

But Russ’s Christmas joy is too quickly deflated by his mother’s unmet expectations, leaving Russ to ponder if peace, love, and perhaps matricide go hand in hand.

 

Length: Novella (94p.) | Genre: Holiday, Contemporary | Release Date: December 3, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-982-4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vixen’s Valor by Charlie Cochet

 

Vixen sets off on a mission to ensnare the kind-hearted lieutenant, Vale. But Vixen’s selfish ways are sure to lead to disaster.

North Pole City Tales: Book Three

 

Rein Dear is a prestigious title, accompanied by admiration, devotion, and celebrity status, all of which one saucy Vixen thrives on. Alas, Vixen’s only concerned with having fun, unlike his stuffy and sensible best friend, Rudy Rein Dear, who Vixen has always been jealous of. Aside from being chosen by Mayor Kringle to be captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, Rudy’s managed to snag himself a prince, even if that prince is the dangerous and imposing Jack Frost.

 

All’s not lost for Vixen though. He discovers Jack’s cousin Vale has a soft spot for him. Vale Frost might not be a dashing prince, but he’s the next best thing: a decorated lieutenant for the Toy Soldier Army, and a member of the Frost monarchy.

 

Determined to get what Vixen feels he deserves, he sets off on a mission to ensnare the kind-hearted lieutenant. But Vixen’s selfish ways are sure to lead to disaster, and it’ll take more than a little courage to set things right.

 

Length: Novella (82p.) | Genre: Fairy Tales, Holiday, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense

Release Date: December 3, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-518-3)

 

 

 

 

Home for Chirappu by Ariel Tachna

 

Trent worries Nik’s big, close-knit Indian family won’t accept an American—much less a man—as Nik’s partner.

Nikhilesh (Nik) Sharma hasn’t been home to Alappuzha, India, since he came out to his family ten years ago. Now that his relationship with them is less strained, he’s bringing his boyfriend Trent along to celebrate the winter holidays. As excited as he is to see everyone again, he worries the foreign culture, religious differences, and disapproval might shock Trent. At the same time, Trent worries Nik’s big, close-knit family won’t accept an American—much less a man—as Nik’s partner and that his presence will impede the otherwise happy reunion. Whether the trip leads to misunderstandings that will drive them apart or to a new understanding that will draw them closer than ever, it’s sure to be an experience they’ll never forget.

 

Length: Novella (53p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-737-8)

New Releases: October 17th, 2014

October 17, 2014

Beneath the Stain by Amy Lane

 

Just when Trav thinks they may have mastered every demon in rock star Mackey’s past, the biggest, baddest demon of all comes knocking.

In a town as small as Tyson, CA, everybody knew the four brothers with the four different fathers—and their penchant for making good music when they weren’t getting into trouble.  For Mackey Sanders, playing in Outbreak Monkey with his brothers and their friends—especially Grant Adams—made Tyson bearable.  But Grant has plans for getting Mackey and the Sanders boys out of Tyson, even if that means staying behind.

 

Between the heartbreak of leaving Grant and the terrifying, glamorous life of rock stardom, Mackey is adrift and sinking fast. When he’s hit rock bottom, Trav Ford shows up, courtesy of their record company and a producer who wants to see what Mackey can do if he doesn’t flame out first. But cleaning up his act means coming clean about Grant, and that’s not easy to do or say. Mackey might make it with Trav’s help—but Trav’s not sure he’s going to survive falling in love with Mackey.

 

Mackey James Sanders comes with a whole lot of messy, painful baggage, and law-and-order Trav doesn’t do messy or painful. And just when Trav thinks they may have mastered every demon in Mackey’s past, the biggest, baddest demon of all comes knocking.

 

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance | Release Date: October 17, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-233-5) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-232-8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Groom of Convenience by Vicktor Alexander

 

Both Lucien and Heathcliff desire a marriage of the heart, but they find out that sometimes a marriage of convenience can turn into love.

In an alternate universe, in the country of Angland, 1814, the gentry live lives of culture and class. It is a time of courtships, marriages of convenience, and titles, where scandal can ruin an entire family. Gender lines are blurred, and making a good match is of utmost importance. Children are born to men and women, which has led to the acceptance of same-sex marriages.

 

Lady Lucien Timothy Hawthorne is shocked and angry when he is betrothed against his will to Lord Heathcliff Eddington, III, the Duke of Pompinshire. While drowning his frustration at a popular gentleman’s club, he meets “Robert,” a gorgeous older man whom he sleeps with as “Timmy,” regardless of the potential damage to his reputation.

 

After their liaison, Lucien corresponds with Robert via letters left at Remmington, and they decide to elope. Before they can get away, Lucien meets his betrothed, Heathcliff, who he is surprised to discover is also his beloved, Robert. Both men desire a marriage of the heart, but they find out that sometimes a marriage of convenience can turn into love under the right circumstances. But Lucien has a secret, and Tlondon isn’t as safe as they once thought.

 

Length: Novel (290p.) | Genre: Transgender, Science Fiction | Release Date: October 17, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-114-7) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-113-0)

 

 

 

 

 

Who Knows the Storm by Tere Michaels

 

In a dystopian near future, when things spin out of control, Cade is the only person Nox can trust to help him save his teenaged son, Sam.

 

The Vigilante: Book One

 

In a dystopian near future, New York City has become the epicenter of decadence—gambling, the flesh trade, a playground for the wealthy. And underneath? Crime, fueled by “Dead Bolt,” a destructive designer drug. This New City is where Nox Boyet leads a double life. At night, he is the Vigilante, struggling to keep the streets safe for citizens abandoned by the corrupt government and police. During the day, he works in construction and does his best to raise his adopted teenaged son, Sam.

 

A mysterious letter addressed to Sam brings Nox in direct contact with “model” Cade Creel, a high-end prostitute working at the Iron Butterfly Casino. Suspicion gives way to an intense attraction as dark figures from Nox’s past and the mysterious peddlers of Dead Bolt begin to descend—and put all their lives in danger. When things spin out of control, Cade is the only person Nox can trust to help him save Sam. 

 

Length: Novel (240p.) | Genre: Science Fiction | Release Date: October 17, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-217-5) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-216-8)

New Releases: May 2nd, 2014

May 2, 2014

Run for the Roses by Elizabeth Noble

 

Val is determined to avoid relationships. But Wyatt, his best friend’s father, interests him in ways that make his resolve waver.

Wanting to end his pattern of choosing controlling and abusive men, Vladimir ‘Val’ Mihalic figures it’s better to live alone than live in fear. Just when things are settling down—his biggest trouble recently is a Kentucky Derby hopeful that won’t load into a starting gate—his best friend Janelle’s violent ex-boyfriend kidnaps her. After she’s seriously injured in a car wreck, Wyatt Harig, Janelle’s estranged father, comes around to tend to his daughter. Despite Val’s determination to avoid relationships, Wyatt interests him in ways that make his resolve waver. As complications and repercussions pile on in the aftermath of Janelle’s kidnapping—including a gambling charge and a murder—Wyatt and Val must work together to seek answers. And the closer they get to each other, the more Val wants them to stay that way.

 

Length: Novella (164p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: May 2, 2014

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-854-4)

 

 

 

 

Blackbird Knitting in a Bunny’s Lair by Amy Lane

 

When a friend’s baby needs special care, Aiden and Jeremy find common ground to firm up their shaky union.

Sequel to Knitter in His Natural Habitat; A Granby Knitting Novel

 

After three years of waiting for “rabbit” Jeremy to commit to a life in Granby—and a life together—Aiden Rhodes was appalled when Jeremy sustained a nearly fatal beating to keep a friend out of harm’s way. How could Aiden’s bunny put himself in danger like that?

 

Aiden needs to get over himself, because Jeremy has a long road to recovery, and he’s going to need Aiden’s promise of love every step of the way. Jeremy has new scars on his face and body to deal with, and his heart can’t afford any more wounds.

 

When their friend’s baby needs some special care, the two men find common ground to firm up their shaky union. With Aiden’s support and his boss’s inspiration, Jeremy comes up with a plan to make sure Ariadne’s little blackbird comes into this world with everything she needs. While Jeremy grows into his new role as protector, Aiden needs to ease back on his protectiveness over his once-timid lover. Aiden may be a wolf in student’s clothing and Jeremy may be a rabbit of a man, but that doesn’t mean they can’t walk the wilds of Granby together.

 

Length: Novel (244p.) | Genre:  Contemporary | Release Date: May 2, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-874-2) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-873-5)

 

 

 

Heart Knot Mine by Lily Velden

 

Noah and Robert are college teachers who exchange jobs and homes. Noah makes a discovery in Robert’s home that leads him to self discovery.

Despite a successful college teaching career, Noah Daniels has become depressed. He feels he’s leading a monochromatic life: love has eluded him. When he’s offered a chance to teach in London as part of an exchange program, he accepts, hoping a change of scenery will do him good. But once he’s there, his outlook on love and sexuality changes in ways he never expected.

 

Robert Callinan is Noah’s English counterpart in the program. The men exchange not only their jobs, but also their homes, and it is what Noah stumbles across while staying at Robert’s house that sends him on a journey of self-discovery—both mentally and physically. A journey that puts color back into his life… just not in the way he expected. When the exchange program ends, Noah has to go home, but he doesn’t know if he wants to return to the life he left behind.

 

Length: Novel (218p.) | Genre:  Contemporary, Erotic Romance | Release Date: May 2, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-688-5) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-687-8)

 

 

 

The Granby Knitting Menagerie by Amy Lane – Print Only

 

Three Amy Lane knitting novellas: Join this menagerie of knitters as they craft to keep their toes toasty and their hearts warm!

Welcome to Granby, Colorado, a small town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains where it snows eight months out of the year and knitting is a mashup of art form, necessity, and religion. Here you will meet:

 

* Rance “Craw” Crawford, owner of the local alpaca farm and fiber mill, who courts tenderfoot Ben McCutcheon with awkwardness and the most lovingly handcrafted knitted garments known to man.

 

* Jeremy Stillson, ex-con and ex-grifter, who comes to work for Craw and learns the secrets to being honest are in both the yarn he learns to use and in Aiden Rhodes, his young co-worker, who has a very direct way of dealing with life and seducing Jeremy.

 

* Stanley Schulz, yarn buyer and Craw’s ex-lover, who discovers the joys of knitting alone—and then discovers the joys of knitting for Johnny, a delivery driver with a shady past.

Join this menagerie of knitters as they craft to keep their toes toasty and their hearts warm.

 

Novellas in this anthology originally published as eBooks by Dreamspinner Press.

 

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre:  Contemporary | Release Date: May 2, 2014

Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-973-2)

March Audio Book Releases

April 3, 2014

Frat House Troopers by Xavier Mayne

A Brandt and Donnelly Caper: Case File One

 

State trooper Brandt’s new assignment to infiltrate a sex-cam operation puts him in a very uncomfortable position, especially since he’ll have to perform naked on camera for his audition. Fortunately his partner and best friend, Donnelly, has his back—whether that means helping Brandt shop gay boutiques for sexy underwear or offering Jäger and encouragement while he researches porn.

 

Despite his mortification, Brandt gives the audition his best “shot”—and becomes an overnight sensation. But to meet the man behind the operation, he’ll have to give a repeat performance, this time live on webcam opposite the highest bidder. Donnelly makes sure to win that auction for his partner’s sake, but their plan has a flaw: faking it is not an option.

 

In the aftermath, Brandt is a humiliated mess trying desperately to come to terms with what he’s had to do for the job and his own mixed feelings. But Donnelly has been on a journey of discovery of his own. Suddenly everything the two men thought they knew about themselves and each other gets turned inside out. Meanwhile, they still have a case to solve… but it may not be the case they thought it was.

 

Length: Novel (8 hours and 10 minutes) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Release Date: February 18, 2014 | Narrator: Peter Brooke | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

Better by Jaime Samms

After filing charges that put his abusive ex-Dom behind bars, Jesse Turbul relocates halfway across the country, hoping to escape his past—but, of course, it’s never that easy. When Jesse meets third-year law student Aadon at the library where he works, their mutual attraction is instant and obvious.

 

Despite the sparks, they just can’t seem to make it work. Aadon is mired in guilt over his inability to help his older brother, damaged by events far too similar to Jesse’s past. Jesse is stuck in his own desperate wish to forget the painful shadow that continues to threaten him and any hope of a happy future.

 

The only way to move forward is for Jesse to acknowledge he’s broken and for Aadon to accept he can’t make him better.

 

Length: Novel (8 hours and 33 minutes) | Genre: BDSM | Release Date: February 21, 2014

Narrator: Randy Fuller | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

Morning Report by Sue Brown

Morning Report: Book One

 

A decade on from their first kiss, Luke Murray is more in love with Simon every day. Running the Lost Cow ranch for Luke’s parents, they keep their heads down and get along with the locals, even if Luke is known for being a hothead. Then one day they discover the local store owners refuse to serve them.

 

They’re bewildered until Luke’s mom tells them the new pastor has targeted the couple in his sermons. Suddenly Luke and Simon find themselves alienated from people they called friends, and their ranch comes under a series of attacks. As the town’s hatred and homophobia turns on them, Luke and Simon will face a critical choice: give in to the town’s demands and disappear, or stand and fight for themselves and their love.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 48 minutes) | Genre: Western | Release Date: February 21, 2014

Narrator: Aaron Pickering | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

Shirewode by J Tullos Hennig

Book Two of the Wode

 

The King of the Shire Wode. That is what they will call you.

 

Years ago, a pagan commoner named Rob of Loxley befriended Gamelyn Boundys, a nobleman’s son, against seemingly insurmountable odds—and with horrific consequences. His home razed by order of the Church, Rob was left for dead, believing his sister, Marion, and his lover, Gamelyn, had perished.

 

But Gamelyn yet lives. Guilt-ridden by his unwitting betrayal of Loxley, one of the last bastions of the Old Religion, Gamelyn rides off to seek absolution in the Holy Land. Rob vanishes into the greenwode and emerges as leader of a tight-knit band of outcasts who revolt against the powers that be.

 

When the two lovers meet again, it will be in a brutal, blindfolded game of foxes and hounds that pits Templar assassin against Heathen outlaw. Yet the past cannot be denied, and when Rob discovers Marion is also still alive, the game turns. History will chronicle Robyn Hood and Guy of Gisbourne as the deadliest of enemies, but the reality is more complicated—and infinitely more tragic.

 

Length: Novel (20 hours and 25 minutes) | Genre: Historical, European, High Fantasy

Release Date: February 21, 2014 | Narrator: Ross Pendleton | Buy as Audio Book ($29.95)

 

 

 

Isle of Wishes by Sue Brown

Sequel to The Isle of… Where?

 

State trooper Brandt’s new assignment to infiltrate a sex-cam operation puts him in a very uncomfortable position, especially since he’ll have to perform naked on camera for his audition. Fortunately his partner and best friend, Donnelly, has his back—whether that means helping Brandt shop gay boutiques for sexy underwear or offering Jäger and encouragement while he researches porn.

 

Despite his mortification, Brandt gives the audition his best “shot”—and becomes an overnight sensation. But to meet the man behind the operation, he’ll have to give a repeat performance, this time live on webcam opposite the highest bidder. Donnelly makes sure to win that auction for his partner’s sake, but their plan has a flaw: faking it is not an option.

 

In the aftermath, Brandt is a humiliated mess trying desperately to come to terms with what he’s had to do for the job and his own mixed feelings. But Donnelly has been on a journey of discovery of his own. Suddenly everything the two men thought they knew about themselves and each other gets turned inside out. Meanwhile, they still have a case to solve… but it may not be the case they thought it was.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 9 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: February 25, 2014

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

 

 

 

Going Up by Amy Lane

Every dreary day, Zach Driscoll takes the elevator from the penthouse apartment of his father’s building to his coldly charmed life where being a union lawyer instead of a corporate lawyer is an act of rebellion. Every day, that is, until the day the elevator breaks and Sean Mallory practically runs into his arms.

 

Substitute teacher Sean Mallory is everything Zach is not—poor, happy, and goofily charming. With a disarming smile and a penchant for drama, Sean laughs his way into Zach’s heart one elevator ride at a time. Zach would love to get to know Sean better, but first he needs the courage to leave his ivory tower and face a relationship that doesn’t end at the “Ding!”

 

Length: Novella (2 hours and 39 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: February 27, 2014

Narrator: Paul Woodson | Buy as Audio Book ($6.95)

 

 

 

Soul Magic by Poppy Dennison

Sequel to Body Magic; Triad: Book Three

 

Blood runs soul-deep. Cormac hasn’t been the same since the night the High Moon Pack was attacked. With his magic weakened, he’s consumed by a bloodlust he hasn’t felt since he first became a vampire. His need to replenish his power makes him a danger to his last remaining family member, and his hunger makes him careless. And that’s just the beginning of his troubles. Feeding from pack beta Liam Benson was supposed to slake his appetite, not leave him craving more.

 

Simon Osborne and Gray Townsend are trying to fight a being history says shouldn’t exist—one with all three types of magic. The pack must use all of their resources to combat the mysterious triad, even turning to the shady Council of Mages for help. While Cormac struggles to reconcile his past failures with his current desires, Simon must attempt the impossible: an alliance between mind, body, and soul.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 11 minutes) | Genre: Werewolves/Shapeshifters, High Fantasy

Release Date: March 4, 2014 | Narrator: Robert G Davis | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

Worth the Coming Home by Lisa M. Owens

For Josh Brooks, it’s a summer of wishes come true. First he gets his dream horse from a rival trainer. Then his brother’s Army Ranger buddy, Dane Keller, comes to work on the ranch and Josh meets his dream lover too. Dane is hot, competent, and fresh out of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Everything would be perfect—except nobody knows Josh and Dane are gay.

 

All Dane wants is a quiet life in a less claustrophobic closet and a ranch job where he can earn a living. But when his best friend’s little brother, the one who wrote the letters that kept their spirits up in Afghanistan, turns out to have grown up in all the right ways, Dane can’t help wanting more despite his fear of commitment.

 

While Dane and Josh are busy trying—and failing—to keep their hands to themselves, someone else is watching, biding his time. Then he strikes, first at Josh and then at the prized horse. When all of their secrets and fears are exposed, Dane is determined to protect Josh, even if it means leaving him behind.

 

Length: Novel (7 hours and 31 minutes) | Genre: Western | Release Date: March 4, 2014

Narrator: John Solo | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)

 

 

 

Parting Shot by Mary Calmes

A Matter of Time Story

 

Life has never been easy for Duncan Stiel. His childhood was the stuff of nightmares, and his day job as an undercover police officer forces him to hide his true self and occasionally lands him in the hospital. So when he finally meets the perfect man, it comes as no surprise that everything falls apart around him. What Duncan doesn’t expect is that the hardest hurdle to get over before he can make a life with Aaron Sutter is the one inside himself.

 

Everyone thinks Aaron has it all—looks, money, fame, and success beyond measure. Everyone, that is, except Aaron. At the end of the day, the cameras stop flashing, friends go back to their own lives, company business is handled, and Aaron is always alone. The moment he meets Duncan Stiel, Aaron knows he’ll do anything to hold onto the larger-than-life detective. But when he realizes money won’t buy him the ultimate happiness, Aaron needs to find the strength to give Duncan something much more important—his heart.

 

Length: Novel (8 hours and 2 minutes) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: March 7, 2014

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

 

 

 

Aaron by J.P. Barnaby

A Survivor Story

 

I can’t describe what it’s like to want to scream every minute of every day.

 

Two years after a terrifying night of pain destroyed his normal teenage existence, Aaron Downing still clings to the hope that one day, he will be a fully functional human being. But his life remains a constant string of nightmares, flashbacks, and fear. When, in his very first semester of college, he’s assigned Spencer Thomas as a partner for his programming project, Aaron decides that maybe “normal” is overrated. If he could just learn to control his fear, that could be enough for him to find his footing again.

 

With his parents’ talk of institutionalizing him—of sacrificing him for the sake of his brothers’ stability—Aaron becomes desperate to find a way to cope with his psychological damage or even fake normalcy. Can his new shrink control his own demons long enough to treat Aaron, or will he only deepen the damage?

 

Desperate to understand his attraction for Spencer, Aaron holds on to his sanity with both hands as it threatens to spin out of control.

 

Length: Novel (8 hours and 5 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 7, 2014

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

 

 

 

Dirty Kiss by Rhys Ford

A Cole McGinnis Mystery

 

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 (8 hours and 21 minutes) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: March 10, 2014

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