February 21, 2014
Pick Up the Pieces by Tinnean
Theo was kicked out of his home and fell in with a pimp. After escaping the pimp, he meets a group of rent boys and makes his own family.
Fifteen-year-old Theo Bascopolis longs for the man of his dreams. But his dreams are dashed when his conservative Greek father discovers Theo is gay and throws him out. Hopeless, he falls in with Fast Franky, a pimp who seduces Theo with the nickname “Sweetcheeks,” but abuses him and wants Theo to hustle. A bloody fight with Franky forces Sweetcheeks to run. Winding up in Washington, DC, he meets a group of rent boys who take care of each other. While he may not have the man of his dreams, Theo finally has a home and family of his own making.
When the boys take in mysterious tenant Mark Vincent, he seems a solid protector, until one of Sweetcheeks’s boys suffers a savage beating in his name. Vincent visits the boy in the hospital and introduces his equally enigmatic trainee, William Matheson. The instant attraction blindsides Sweetcheeks. In spite of knowing love isn’t for rent boys, Sweetcheeks hopes Matheson sees beyond the body he’s offered to so many. But Matheson has secrets of his own, and both will have to tear down their walls to find enduring love.
Length: Novel (324p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: February 21, 2014
Shiny! by Amy Lane
Will and Kenny have had sort of a day. After knocking over a trash can, Will asks Kenny out for a beer. Friendship and infatuation bloom.
Will Lafferty and Kenny Scalia are both having sort of a day. Will gets fired for letting fifth graders read Harry Potter, and Kenny finds his boyfriend and his sex toys in bed with a complete stranger. When Will knocks over Kenny’s trash can—and strews Kenny’s personal business all over the street—it feels like the perfect craptastic climax to the sewage of suckage that has rained down on them both.
But ever-friendly, ever-kind Will asks snarky Kenny out for a beer—God knows they both need one—and two amazing things occur: Kenny discovers talking to Will might be the best form of intercourse ever, and Will discovers he’s gay.
Their unlikely friendship seems like the perfect platonic match until Will reveals how very much more he’s been feeling for Kenny almost since the beginning. But Kenny’s worried. Will’s new-found sexuality is bright and glittery and shiny, but what happens when that wears off? Is Will’s infatuation with Kenny strong enough to stay real?
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Humor | Release Date: February 21, 2014
February 12, 2014
Who doesn’t love a good cherry? The men in these stories certainly enjoyed being the one to pop a cherry (or have theirs popped)!
1. The One That Got Away by Rhianne Aile and Madeleine Urban
2. Once in a Lifetime by Ariel Tachna
3. Burning Ashes by H. Lewis-Foster
4. Dignity Takes a Holiday by Rick R. Reed
5. Shying Away by Kate Sherwood
6. Sunrise Over Savannah by Scotty Cade
7. Shiny! by Amy Lane
8. Same Page by Lily Velden
9. Fettered by Lyn Gala
10. Cherries on Top by Rowan McAllister
There have to be more than ten Cherry Cordials out there! Help us complete our list in the comments below.
February 12, 2014
Fun and flirty like the coconut truffle, the twinks in these books will win you over with their mischievous ways.
1. Play It Again, Charlie by R. Cooper
2. Turkey in the Snow by Amy Lane
3. Inside Out by Andrew Grey
4. Strawberries for Dessert by Marie Sexton
5. One True Thing by M.J. O’Shea
6. My Rugby-Playing Twink by Jaime Samms
7. Play Me, I’m Yours by Madison Parker
8. precious_boy by K.Z. Snow
9. Omorphi by C. Kennedy
10. Leather+Lace by A.B. Gayle
Do you have a favorite coconut truffle twink? Share him with us in the comments!
February 12, 2014
Our Dark Chocolate Truffles are stories that run deep. The characters hurt at times, but their partners are always there to comfort them in the end.
1. Finding Zach by Rowan Speedwell
2. Keeping Promise Rock by Amy Lane
3. Out of Hiding by Mia Kerick
4. Fall Down the Mountain by P.D. Singer
5. Brute by Kim Fielding
6. Billy’s Bones by Jamie Fessenden
7. Little Boy Lost series by J.P. Barnaby
8. When Love is Not Enough by Wade Kelly
9. Loving Lucas by Lisa Marie Davis
10. Sixteen Songs About Regret by J.S. Cook
What about you? What are your favorite dark chocolate truffles?
January 30, 2014
Triane’s Son Fighting (Bitter Moon Saga: Book Three) by Amy Lane
A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title
Torrant and Aylan ride to Dueance to infiltrate the Regent’s council and change policy toward the Goddess’s chosen from the inside. Triane’s Son Fighting (Bitter Moon Saga: Book Three) by Amy Lane, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.
Sequel to Triane’s Son Learning
Bitter Moon Saga: Book Three
Outraged by the destruction of innocent lives and the threat to his family’s safety, Torrant Shadow and Aylan Stealth-Moon ride to Dueance, the capital of Clough, with a desperate plan: Torrant will impersonate Yarri’s dead brother, Ellyot Moon, and infiltrate the regent’s council to help change to the government’s policy toward the Goddess’s chosen from the inside.
But from the very first night, Torrant and Aylan are pressed into service in the shadows of the ghettoes, fighting for the lives of the brutalized people within. It’s a bitter job, made more so by close scrutiny and mockery from Consort Rath, the ruler whose policies have created the discrimination and cruelty wreaking havoc in their country.
Torrant’s only bright moments come from Aylan, whose love and loyalty never falter, and the hungry, compassionate minds of the younger regents. Believing that all they need is a worthy song to follow, Torrant sets about leading them to accomplish the salvation of their country. But not even Torrant can be everywhere at once. When faced with one disaster too many, he realizes one man alone cannot right the wrongs of an entire government—not even Triane’s Son.
1st Edition published as Bitter Moon II: Triane’s Son Reigning by iUniverse, 2009
Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasty, Young Adult, Bisexual | Release Date: January 30, 2014
January 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain by Amy Lane
Jared hid painful things from Dawson during their long-distance relationship. If he doesn’t grow up he might not survive his own weaknesses.
Dawson Barnes recognizes his world is very small and very charmed. Running his community college theater like a petty god, he and his best friend, Benji know they’ll succeed as stage techs after graduation. His father adores him, Benji would die for him, and Dawson never doubted the safety net of his family, even when life hit him below the belt.
But nothing prepared him for falling on Jared Emory’s head.
Aloof dance superstar Jared is a sweet, vulnerable man and Dawson’s life suits him like a fitted ballet slipper. They forge a long-distance romance from their love of the theater and the magic of Denny’s. At first it’s perfect: Dawson gets periodic visits and nookie from a gorgeous man who “gets” him—and Jared gets respite from the ultra-competitive world of dancing that almost consumed him.
That is until Jared shows up sick and desperate and Dawson finally sees the distance between them concealed painful things Jared kept inside. If he doesn’t grow up—and fast—his “superstar” might not survive his own weaknesses. That would be a shame, because the real, fragile Jared that Dawson sees behind the curtain is the person he can see spending his life with.
Length: Novel (266p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: January 6, 2014
Ironhearted by Cate Ashwood
Haydn always believed he wanted to be single forever, but a one-night stand with Trevor turns into more when Trevor shows up months later.
Haydn Prescott stood by and watched his friends fall in love, something he hopes never happens to him. It’s too much drama, thankyouverymuch. He just wants a hot guy to roll around with every once in a while. No muss, no fuss. Out for a night of dancing, he meets Trevor Ryan and the two are explosive together. The next morning, Haydn wakes up alone.
Trevor is gone and Haydn thinks he’s seen the last of him… until months later when Trevor walks into Haydn’s bakery in Hope Cove. Entanglements and complications ooze from Trevor, but Haydn can’t ignore him—Trevor won’t let him. Haydn always believed he wanted to be free and single forever, but now he’s torn: does he want to be with Trevor or should he play it safe and stick to what’s worked?
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: January 6, 2014
No Surrender, No Retreat by L.J. LaBarthe
The war between angels and demons is over. Gabriel and Michael reunite, but a dangerous new challenge stands in the way of their happiness.
Seventy years after it began, the war between angels and demons is over. Archangels Gabriel and Michael reunite at last, but a dangerous new challenge stands in the way of their happiness: someone is kidnapping angels and selling them as trophies on the black market. When Raphael, Archangel of Healing, goes missing, his tearful lover joins with the Brotherhood of Archangels and their lieutenants to rescue him.
Without Raphael’s healing touch, disease spreads quickly through the world’s human population. The situation only worsens when the angel Agrat is kidnapped: the number of sex crimes begins to rise and her husband, Gabriel’s lieutenant, loses himself to his grief. As they mount a rescue mission, Gabriel and Michael’s relationship will be put to the test. With the threat of the world dying around them and tragedy looming overhead, can Gabriel and Michael keep love and hope alive?
1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, July 2012
Length: Novel (256p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Angels and Demons | Release Date: January 6, 2014
Paulie by John Inman
Paulie is madly in love with Ben, who is straight. During a reunion, liquor and a clothing-optional dress code fuel friendly festivities.
To the casual observer, Paulie Banks lives the perfect life. After all, he’s young, handsome, and rich. But Paulie has a secret. He’s madly in love with Ben, his old college roommate—and Ben is straight! Now Paulie has arranged a two-week reunion with his three closest friends to rehash their college years and get to know each other again. Jamie and Trevor are coming, along with their new lovers. And to Paulie’s amazement, even Ben has accepted his invitation.
Beautiful Ben. The one non-gay apple in the old college barrel. Paulie will soon find out if Ben has forgiven him for overstepping the bounds of friendship on the last drunken night they spent together.
With his La Jolla mansion spotless, a stunning new houseboy hired for the duration, and his heart pounding in both fear and anticipation, Paulie welcomes his old friends back into his life. Thanks to a whole lot of liquor and a clothing-optional dress code, boy, do the festivities begin!
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Humor, Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Release Date: January 6, 2014
December 25, 2013
Going Up by Amy Lane
Sean and Zach meet when the elevator in Zach’s building breaks. Sean laughs his way into Zach’s heart one elevator ride at a time.
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 (94p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 25, 2013
Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-477-5)
Symphony in Blue by Shira Anthony
The Blue Notes series couples are back! David orchestrates a reunion in Milan, a symphony of friendship and love, and thanks giving.
Are you a fan of the Blue Notes series? Would you like to know where the couples from the first four books are now? This is your chance to catch up! Aiden and Sam are finally getting married. But when Cary and Antonio’s baby daughter makes her appearance a bit earlier than planned, the big reception is put on hold. David Somers normally conducts orchestras, but this time he devotes his energy to “conducting” his friends so that everyone can join him at his Milan villa for a reunion at an intimate Thanksgiving dinner.
Sam and Aiden, Jules and Jason, David and Alex, and Cary and Antonio are soon assembled, and each couple shares something they are thankful for. Played out in four movements, this symphony is a celebration of friendship and love, orchestrated by David.
Length: Novella (73p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Holiday | Release Date: December 25, 2013
Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-394-5)
Where You Lead by Mary Calmes
Carver must leave Chicago for Colt, Kentucky, and wants to do it with Peter by his side. He hopes Peter will fall in love with his family.
ATF agent Peter Lomax isn’t a hearts and flowers kind of guy, but he can be possessive, and it caused problems until Carver Fleming. Carver may be part of the art world, but he gets Peter, loves belonging to the man, and Peter treasures the way Carver understands them together.
Carver loves Peter, but he’s fully aware that six months doth not a commitment make. Carver wants to make the relationship last forever, but he’ll have to leave their life in Chicago to take care of the family he loves. He wants to do it with Peter by his side, but going from the city of Chicago to tiny Colt, Kentucky is a big change.
Carver has only one Christmas wish: Please, oh please, let Peter fall enough in love with Carver’s family to follow Carver home.
Length: Novella (82p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Holiday | Release Date: December 25, 2013
Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-476-8)
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)