November 21, 2013
Triane’s Son Learning (Bitter Moon Saga: Book Two) by Amy Lane
A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title
The evil from Torrant’s homeland becomes too much to be ignored while he’s in school and he must choose: will he be a healer or a hero. Triane’s Son Learning (Bitter Moon Saga: Book Two) by Amy Lane, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.
Bitter Moon Saga: Book Two
When Torrant Shadow fled his homeland of Clough, he hoped to leave its threats behind. He spent four years living with the Moons, making sure Yarri had a home; now it’s time for Torrant and his foster brother, Aldam, to leave for the University of Triannon, where Torrant hopes to create a new life enmeshed in healing arts and politics.
Torrant’s new school friends Trieste and Aylan want to teach him about love as he settles in, and at first, Trieste’s tenderness seems to make her the logical choice for an interim lover, while Torrant waits for Yarri to grow up. But Torrant has learned the hard way that nothing is simple when Clough still wields its influence over their lives. More and more, Torrant must call on the cold predator in himself, the part that Aylan most admires. The truth is, Torrant has certain gifts that give him an advantage of self-defense, but using them to protect the ones he cares for may destroy the part of him Trieste and Yarri love best.
As the four schoolmates progress to life beyond education and the evil from Torrant’s homeland becomes too pernicious to be ignored, Torrant must choose his destiny: Will he be a healer or a hero? Only Triane’s Son can be both.
Length: Novel (324p.) | Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: November 21, 2013
October 4, 2013
Ethan in Gold by Amy Lane
Ethan enjoys his life as a porn model until he meets Jonah, who sees him for the treasure he is, not the damaged person he seems to be. Ethan in Gold by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Evan Costa learned from a very early age that there was no such thing as unconditional love and that it was better to settle for what you could get instead of expecting the world to give you what you need. As Ethan, porn model for Johnnies, he gets exactly what he wants—comradeship and physical contact on trade—and he is perfectly satisfied with that. He’s sure of it.
Jonah Stevens has spent most of his adult life helping to care for his sister and trying to keep his beleaguered family from fraying at the edges. He’s had very little time to work on his confidence or his body for that matter. When Jonah meets Ethan, he doesn’t see the hurt child or the shamelessly slutty porn star. He sees a funny, sexy, confident man who—against the odds—seems to like Jonah in spite of his very ordinary, but difficult, life.
Sensing a kindred spirit and a common interest, Ethan thinks a platonic friendship with Jonah won’t violate his fair trade rules of sex and touch, but Jonah has different ideas. Ethan’s pretty sure his choice of jobs has stripped away all hope of a real relationship, but Jonah wants the whole package—the sexy man, the vulnerable boy, the charming companion who works so hard to make other people happy. Jonah wants to prove that underneath the damage Ethan has lived with all his life, he’s still gold with promise and the ability to love.
My Only Sunshine by Rowan McAllister
Mason is running the family ranch when he finds Tanner. IF they face trouble together, they may have a bright future. My Only Sunshine by Rowan McAllister, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Tanner Wallis is nearly at the end of his rope the night Mason Seidel finds him lying next to the mangled body of a cow on the back pastures of the Seidel family’s Wyoming ranch. Recently out of the hospital after he and his boyfriend were brutally beaten, Tanner is jobless, homeless, and almost penniless. His desperate hope is that Mason will believe he’s innocent of the senseless crime and give him a place to heal, both physically and emotionally, until he can get on his feet again.
But Mason already has enough on his plate. He’s only been back on the ranch a few months, ten years after his father kicked him out for being gay, and only because his sister begged him to come help after the man’s disabling stroke. With all his responsibilities—running the struggling ranch and keeping his sister and father off his back—Mason can’t really afford the distraction Tanner represents. But he can’t just abandon the attractive young man either. There’s trouble in spades on the ranch, but if they face it together, Mason and Tanner might find a future with a little sunshine.
Tag Team by SJD Peterson
Robert and Rig’ sub died and by fate find Mason, whose dom died. Together, they must face pain and loss before they can truly live again. Tag Team by SJD Peterson, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Following the death of their sub, the former owners of the Guards of Folsom, Robert “Bobby” Alcott and Rig Beckworth, were left to pick up the pieces as best they could. After seven years, these two Doms are ready to move on and find the boy who will complete them. Their painful past comes crashing back when they meet Mason Howard, a submissive who just weeks ago lost his Doms in a car accident.
Reeling from overwhelming grief that’s complicated by a severe social anxiety disorder, Mason can barely leave his home. When Rig and Bobby find him, he’s hit rock bottom, believing life is no longer worth living. Bobby and Rig set out to prove the younger man wrong. Fate has brought the three men together, but they’ll have to face the pain of fear and loss head-on before they can all truly live again.
July 24, 2013
Accidental Chemistry by Susan Laine
Zane and Josh are complete opposites who try to make something work, but mishap and miscommunication keep interfering. Accidental Chemistry by Susan Laine, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Zane Roscoe’s evil day job at a musical instrument store is supposed to teach him responsibility. What he really wants is the fun, excitement, and artistic challenge of being a musician. Joshua Norton is in college, training to become a pharmaceutical chemist, and he is Zane’s complete opposite: introverted, intellectual, and quiet. When the two meet at a gay night club, their relationship begins with a case of mistaken identity and a wounded ego.
They try talking but stumble over one miscommunication after another. So Zane decides they better stick to sex—except a series of bumbling disasters, accidents big and small, and minor mishaps leads to frustration. Afterward, Zane wants to apologize for his behavior. But Joshua ran, and finding him turns into a test of character, as does earning Joshua’s forgiveness. Can they find the new beginning they need for a second chance at love?
Length: Novella (104p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 24, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-015-9)
Incoming by Robert Cummings
Shawn ends up in a combat zone with a sexy squad leader who wonders if Shawn would be open to some male companionship. Incoming by Robert Cummings, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Jack Russo is two hundred pounds of deadly Army specialist fighting two wars—one in Iraq in 2004 and the other against the US military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which keeps him closeted and lonely. When his injured gun truck driver is replaced with new recruit Shawn Farrelly, Jack is instantly attracted even though the private’s sexuality is a mystery.
Recently married, Shawn joined the military to get benefits for his wife, only to end up in a combat zone with a sexy squad leader to whom he is inexplicably drawn—and who clearly wonders if Shawn would be open to some male-male experimentation. But war is a dangerous time to explore new feelings, and all too soon a rescue mission devolves into an ambush. Despite seeing no escape, Jack and Shawn decide to go out with smiles on their faces—together.
First Edition published by Silver Publishing, February 2011
Length: Novella (73p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM/Kink, M/M/M | Release Date: July 24, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-940-9)
Left on St. Truth-be-Well by Amy Lane
Nobody plans on taking a left at St. Truth-be-Well and finding love at the Bates Parrot Hotel. Left on St. Truth-be-Well by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Carson O’Shaughnessy has one task: track down his boss’s flighty nephew, Stassy, and return the kid to Chicago. Then Carson can go back to waiting tables and being productively bitter about his life. He didn’t count on finding a dead body in Stassy’s bed, and he certainly didn’t count on the guy in the flip-flops and cutoffs at the local café helping him get to the bottom of the crime.
But Dale Arden is no ordinary surfing burnout—he’s actually a pretty sharp guy with a seductive voice and a bossy streak wider than the Florida panhandle. When he decides to boss Carson right into his bed, Carson realizes Stassy’s not the only one who’s been lost. Carson likes to think he’s got his life all figured out, that sex with guys is your basic broom-closet transaction; he may just have to revise his priorities, because nobody plans on taking a left at St. Truth-be-Well and finding love at the Bates Parrot Hotel.
Length: Novella (152p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Humor, Mystery/Suspense |Release Date: July 24, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-018-0)
When We Picked Apples Last Autumn by Hank Fielder
Benny offers a life of peaceful comradeship. But for Josh, only life-and-death adventure can convince him their attraction will be more. When We Picked Apples Last Autumn by Hank Fielder, available from Dreamspinner Press.
At twenty-eight, Josh Adams has more than a few secrets and personal demons. He’s an international traveler and doesn’t think he’ll ever be ready for the serious attention handsome and heroic airline pilot Benny Mills is ready to pay him. Their shared near-death experience seems to clarify everything for Benny, who wants nothing more than to share his stunning home in an idyllic Wisconsin apple orchard with Josh.
Benny offers commitment and a contented life of peaceful, loving comradeship far from the high-flying hazards of foreign travel. But for sexy love-’em-and-leave-’em-hot Josh, only another life-and-death adventure can convince him that the smoking heat of their mutual attraction is destined to be more than a hit-and-run entertainment.
With time running out, finding refuge from his increasingly dangerous world just might be what Josh needs after all. Especially when his and Benny’s very lives depend on it.
Length: Novella (65p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: July 24, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-939-3)
June 28, 2013
Forever Promised by Amy Lane
Benny is ready to start her own future. And so she offers Deacon and Crick an amazing gift… and a terrifying decision. Forever Promised by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Crick has been home from Iraq for five years, Jeff and Collin are finally married, and Shane and Mikhail are quietly making lives better for the dispossessed teenagers who come their way. Everything is right in Deacon’s world, but nothing ever stays the same.
When Deacon’s best friends, Jon and Amy, answer the call of an opportunity in Washington, DC, Deacon figures that’s life. You love people, and they leave you, and you survive. Even Benny, Crick’s little sister, is close to grown and ready to start her own future. But Benny loves Deacon, and she owes him—she may move beyond The Pulpit and Levee Oaks one day, but not without leaving something of herself behind. And so she offers Deacon and Crick an amazing gift… and a terrifying decision.
Benny’s offer forces Deacon and Crick to dredge up every past mistake and offer of redemption. And not just the two of them—everybody is forced to examine the chances they’ve been given and the promises they’ve made. In a real family, a child is a promise, and to the men and women of Promise Rock, keeping that promise will change their lives forever.
A Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell
Aric learns he is not the only one keeping secrets. Denys has a few of his own that could change both of their lives forever. A Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell, available from Dreamspinner Press.
“The last of your line will be in the embrace of a dragon.”
Aric, Crown Prince of Astria, has been brought up to believe that all dragons are evil. But when he speaks with one, he finds himself questioning those beliefs. The dragon tells him to find a sword in Sherwin Forest to save not only his kingdom but also his sister, Georgia, who must otherwise wed the prince of a neighboring kingdom.
At the start of his quest, Aric dons a disguise and meets Denys, an archer and herbalist who lives alone at the edge of the forest. Denys agrees to guide Aric into the forest, but then Georgia appears, revealing Aric’s true identity.
However, Aric learns he is not the only one keeping secrets. Denys has a few of his own that could change both of their lives forever.
April 26, 2013
Racing for the Sun by Amy Lane
Sonny Daye has lived a nightmare but dreams of racing. Ace vows to protect him and his dream, no matter what. Racing for the Sun by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.
“I’ll do anything.”
Staff Sergeant Jasper “Ace” Atchison takes one look at Private Sonny Daye and knows that every word on paper about him is pure, unadulterated bullshit. But Sonny is desperate, and although Ace isn’t going to take him up on his offer of “anything,” that doesn’t mean he isn’t tempted.
Instead, Ace takes Sonny under his wing, protecting him when they’re in the service and making plans with him when they get out. Together, they’re going to own a garage and build race cars and make their fortune hurtling faster than light across the desert. Together, they’re going to rewrite the past, make Sonny Daye a whole and happy person, and put the ghosts in Ace’s heart to rest.
But not even Sonny can build a car fast enough to escape the ghosts of the past. When Sonny’s ghosts drive them down and run their plans off the road, Ace finds out exactly what he’s made of. Maybe Sonny was the one to promise Ace anything, but there is nothing under the sun Ace won’t do to keep Sonny safe from harm.
The Unforgiving Minute by Sarah Granger
Tennis newbie Ryan meets former No. 1 Josh and finds out he’s a jerk. When Josh opens up, they grow closer—but then they have to compete. The Unforgiving Minute by Sarah Granger, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Ryan Betancourt has got it made: he’s reached the top tier of the tennis world thanks to a wild-card entry to the US Open. Ryan is meeting players he has idolized for years, including his teenage crush, Josh Andrews. But he isn’t ready for the politics and manipulation that come with life at the top.
Josh Andrews is closeted, private, and difficult to get to know. He’s been playing tennis since he could walk, won his first tournament at five, and was sent to Spain at thirteen to attend a tennis academy. Before a knee injury forced him into a year off, he was ranked the number one player in the world. Now he’s back—and intent on winning.
Josh and Ryan first meet at a tournament in Brisbane. Ryan excitedly greets Josh only to be ignored. Crushed, he realizes the golden boy of tennis isn’t all he seems. Only in the team-building environment of training for the Davis Cup does Josh open up enough for them to grow closer. Their developing relationship is everything Ryan ever wanted, and he is blissfully happy. But inevitably they have to play against each other, and everything changes.
March 27, 2013
Bolt-hole by Amy Lane
Terrell and Colby are left with two puzzles: who killed their scumbag manager, and how to fit their own lives into a single shining tomorrow. Bolt-hole by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Terrell Washington’s childhood was a trifecta of suck: being black, gay, and poor in America has no upside. Terrell climbed his way out of the hood only to hit a glass ceiling and stop, frozen, a chain restaurant bartender with a journalism degree. His one bright spot is Colby Meyers, a coworker who has no fear, no inhibitions, and sees no boundaries. Terrell and Colby spend their summers at the river and their breaks on the back dock of Papiano’s. As terrified as Terrell is of coming out, he’s helpless to stay away from Colby’s magnetic smile and contagious laughter.
But Colby is out of college now, and he has grand plans for the future—plans Terrell is sure will leave his scrawny black ass in the Sacramento dust until a breathless moment stolen from the chaos of the restaurant tells Terrell he might be wrong. When the moment is shattered by a mystery and an act of violence, Terrell and Colby are left with two puzzles: who killed their scumbag manager, and how to fit their own lives—the black and the white of them—into a single shining tomorrow.
Heat Under Fire by Andrew Grey
Getting Justin to open up brings up questions about his past that Rock might not be able to handle. Heat Under Fire by Andrew Grey, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Justin Briggs can shout out directions all day on his job as a traffic cop, but put him in front of a hot guy, specifically firefighter Rock Sparks, and he clams up.
Rock finds Justin confusing. While saving a busload of children hanging off the edge of a highway overpass, the cute rookie is cool and confident. But when Rock tries to chat him up, he stutters and chokes. Frustrated, Rock teases Justin, and boy, is his temper hot.
Though Rock and Justin share a steamy kiss, Justin keeps his distance, still tongue-tied. Then, when Justin is injured on the job, Rock takes him to the hospital, and some of the barriers start to crumble. But getting his enigmatic boyfriend to open up brings up more questions about Justin’s past.
Length: Novella (122p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 27, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-436-7)
A Luminous Touch by Susan Laine
If Jack isn’t careful, the flames will reduce him to ashes… unless the love of two men burns him first. A Luminous Touch by Susan Laine, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Just off work one wintery evening, EMT Jack Waters comes across a blazing building, and he sets out to do his job. A day later he wakes up in a hospital, suffering from severe burns. For a man who values his beauty, the injury is devastating.
But Jack hardly has time to process what’s happened. Waiting by his bedside are his cop ex-boyfriend, Kevin Thompson, and his fireman rescuer, Luke Kennard, who both seem determined to compete for his attention—burns or no. Jack pushes Kevin away, fearing the man will want nothing to do with him now, and seems to be proven right when Kevin leaves without a fight. The scene is set for seductive, playful Luke to begin a flirtation with Jack, soothing his fragile ego.
When new fires break out all over town, targeting rescue personnel, clues point to someone close to Jack. He survived one fire, but he might not be so lucky next time. For it seems he is pursued by a relentless foe. If he isn’t careful, the flames will reduce him to ashes… unless the love of two men burns him first.
Length: Novella (148p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: March 27, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-437-4)
January 8, 2013
Some of the events our authors are participating in this week.
Aria Blog Tour:
1/8 Lilly Sawyer’s Blog (http://lilysawyerbooks.blogspot.com/?zx=adddee48fe328a67) + Redz World Blogspot (http://redzworld.blogspot.com/)
1/9 Participating in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop (http://www.shiraanthony.com)
1/11 Sue Brown’s Blog (http://suebrownsstories.blogspot.com/)
1/12 Sara York’s Blog (http://sarayork.blogspot.com/)
1/16 Amber Skyze’s Blog (http://amberskyze.blogspot.com/?zx=19d17abf757c0dbc)
1/20 Honor James’ Blog (http://honor-james.blogspot.com/)
1/23 Four Seduced Muses Blog (http://fourseducedmuses.blogspot.com/)
This week I am guest blogging at ARe Cafe. Commenters will be in the running to win a $10 OmniBucks gift certificate: http://www.arecafe.com/cafe-news/lily-grace-how-i-went-from-being-a-lab-coat-wearing-scientist-to-a-writer-of-mm-romance/
Chris T. Kat:
Secret Chemistry (Blog Tour)
There’s a GoodReads Giveaway running for 2 paperbacks of Secret Chemistry. The Giveaway runs till January 26th.
January 10th: Guest blog & Giveaway (runs till the 12th) at M.A. Church (http://machurch00.blogspot.com)
Jay Cox: a hybrid between wolf and fox
January 11th: Interview at http://slashsessed.blogspot.com
January 11th: Guest Blog at Michael Rupured (http://rupured.com)
Secret Chemistry: Shape-shifters
January 13th: Guest Blog at Jacob Z. Flores (http://www.jacobzflores.com)
Secret Chemistry: The search for a title
January 18th: Guest Blog at Lily Velden (http://lilyvelden.com)
Secret Chemistry—Cover Art
January 19th: Guest Blog at Tali Spencer (http://talismania-brilliantdisguise.blogspot.com)
Sex in animal form
January 26th: Guest Blog at Julie Lynn Hayes (http://fullmoondreaming.blogspot.com)
Secret Chemistry: The story starts off with the main characters as kids—risky?
Dreamspinner Press Nominees for the Love Romance Cafe Awards
We are grateful and honored that our authors are represented!
Best Book of 2012
An Isolated Range by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
Who We Are by TJ Klune (Dreamspinner Press)
Best GBLT Book
Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner)
Second Chances by T.A. Webb (Dreamspinner)
King Perry by Edmond Manning (Dreamspinner)
Best Contemporary Book
Second Chances by T.A. Webb (Dreamspinner)
Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner)
The Talker Collection by Amy Lane (Dreamspinner)
King Perry by Edmond Manning (Dreamspinner)
Best Author of 2012
Best GBLT Author
Best Cover of 2012
Unconditional Love by Andrew Grey
The Talker Collection by Amy Lane
Best Western/Cowboys Book
An Isolated Range by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner)
Connor’s Courage by SJD Peterson (Dreamspinner)
Luke’s Present by Sue Brown (Dreamspinner)
Best Series All Around (can be multi-author or single author)
Morning Report Series by Sue Brown (Dreamspinner Press)
Stories from the Range Series by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
By Fire Series by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
December 21, 2012
While Dorjan fights to save the world, Taern joins the battle simply to save Dorjan, knowing everything hinges on the heart of a man in armor and the strength of the man who loves him. Under the Rushes by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Ten years after Dorjan trusted a boy’s word over his superior officer’s, he and his best friend, Areau, are still living the aftermath—and trying to stop the man responsible. Locked in a careful dance to bring down a corrupt government, Dorjan struggles to balance his grief with Areau’s anger. Just when Dorjan reaches the end of his rope, he sees a familiar face in the shadows, and the boy he trusted a decade before offers him unexpected kindness.
Taern remembers the soldier who found him under the rushes and listened to his pleas to save his family. When Dorjan reappears in his life, Taern is both captured by his commitment to justice and terrified by the risks he takes. All Taern wants to do is fix him, but the oncoming destruction has been ten years in the making, and Dorjan doesn’t want his help. Not if it puts Taern at risk.
Powers clash and a world’s fate dangles between Areau’s madness and Dorjan’s nobility. While Dorjan fights to save the world, Taern joins the battle simply to save Dorjan, knowing everything hinges on the heart of a man in armor and the strength of the man who loves him.
November 14, 2012
Stanley will give it all up to keep Johnny by his side, even his cushy life in the yarn store. Knitter in His Natural Habitat by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Stanley’s life took a left turn at a knitting shop and hit a dead end. The closest thing he’s had to a relationship breaks things off to date a “nice boy,” and none of the pretty young things in Boulder’s limited gay scene do it for Stanley. He needs to reevaluate whether working as a floor designer for a series of craft stores is really where he wants to be.
Then Stanley does a peculiar thing: he starts to live the life he fell into. Stitch by stitch, he knits his life into something meaningful. Just when he does, Johnny, the store’s new delivery boy, walks in.
Johnny is like no one Stanley has ever met: he doesn’t believe in quickies in the bathroom and has a soft spot for theater and opera. There has to be a catch. When Johnny’s dark past comes back to haunt them, Stanley realizes how much he loves his cushy life in the yarn store—but he’ll give it all up to keep the man who makes his ordinary life extraordinary.
October 25, 2012
When Jeremy’s past comes knocking, can he trust Aiden to answer bravely back? How to Raise an Honest Rabbit by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Everything about Jeremy has always been a lie—including his last name. When one grift too many ends in tragedy, Jeremy goes straight. But life’s hard for an ex-con, and Jeremy is down to panhandling and hope when Rance Crawford offers him work at a tiny alpaca farm and fiber mill. Jeremy takes him up on the job, thinking this could be his last chance to be a good man, and meets Aiden, who is growing into a better one.
As Aiden comes of age, Jeremy finds himself desperate to grow up, too, because Aiden starts looking to him for things Jeremy doesn’t know how to give. Being honest is terrifying for a man who’s learned to rabbit at the first sign of conflict—more so when Aiden gives Jeremy a reason to stay that can’t be packed up and carried in a knapsack. When Jeremy’s past comes knocking at their door, can Jeremy trust enough in Aiden and his new home to answer bravely back?
Length: Novella | Genre: Contemporary | Series: Knitting Series by Amy Lane | Buy as eBook