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.
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)
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/
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?
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)
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.
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.
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
Dreamspinner Press celebrates Halloween in style!
During the month of October, we will be offering the following special discounts.
October 12-14: All Yaoi eBooks and eBooks by our authors who are attending YaoiCon in Los Angeles will be 25% off.
October 15 – 18: The 2008 Advent set will be available for 44.99 through October 31. It will go out of print on November 1, so don’t miss your last chance to get it! All Christmas eBooks will also be 25% off.
October 19-21: All eBooks by authors attending GayRomLit will be 25% off.
Abigail Roux, Aleksandr Voinov, Allison Cassatta, Amy Lane, Ana Bosch, Andrew Gray, Anel Viz, Anne Tenino, Ariel Tachna, Belinda McBride, Brita Addams, Charlie Cochet, Christopher Koehler, Clancy Nacht, Clare London, Damon Suede, Devon Rhodes, Eden Winter, Edmond Manning, Ellis Carrington, EM Lynley, Eric Arvin, Ethan Stone, Felicitas Ivey, Hayley B. James, Heidi Cullinan, Isabelle Rowan, Jacob Z. Flores, Jamie Fessenden, Jana Downs, Jeff Erno, Jackson Cordd, Jonathan Treadway, J.P. Barnaby, Karenna Colcroft, Kate McMurray, KC Burn, Kiernan Kelly, Kim Fielding, Lara Brukz, Lissa Kasey, Lori Toland, Lorraine Ulrich, Marguerite Labbe, Marie Sexton, Michael Murphy, MJ O’Shea, PD Singer, Piper Vaughn, Poppy Dennison, Rhys Ford, Rick R. Reed, Rowan Speedwell, S.A. Garcia, Scotty Cade, Shae Connor, Shira Anthony, SJD Peterson, Sue Brown, T.A. Webb, T.C. Blue, Thursday Euclid, Trina Lane, Venona Keyes, Xara X. Xanakas, Zahra Owens.
Can Dex let go of his own painful past to give Kane the future they both deserve? Dex in Blue by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Ten years ago David Worral had plans to go to college and the potential for a beautiful future in front of him. One tragic accident later, he fled to California and reinvented himself as Dex, top porn model of Johnnies.
Dex’s life is a tangled mess now, but the guys he works with only see the man who makes them believe even porn stars can lead normal lives. When Kane, one of Dex’s coworkers, gets kicked out of his house, the least Dex can do is give him a place to stay. Kane may be a hyperactive muscle-bound psycho, but he’s also a really nice guy. What could be the harm?
Except nothing is simple—not sex, not love, and not the goofy kid with the big dick and bigger heart who moves his life into Dex’s guest room. When they start negotiating fractured pasts and broken friends, Dex wonders if Kane’s honest nature can untangle the sadness that stalled his once-promising future. With Kane by his side, Dex just might be able to reclaim the boy he once was—and if he can do that, he can give Kane the home and the family he deserves.
Sifting through the flaming ruins of heaven is a sure way to annihilate a bleeding mortal heart. Mourning Heaven by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Peter first came to the tiny backwater of Daisy, California, as a child, and he was sure of one thing: his cousin Michael would take care of him. When Michael started a friendship with the fragile, haunted Bodi Kovacs, Peter’s consolation in losing any claim to Bodi was that Michael would care for him too. But tragedy struck, and Michael ripped himself out of their world and threw away the people who loved him most.
Six years later, Michael is coming home in a box. All it took to destroy a hero was a town full of bigotry and hatred. Reclaiming him will take strength of heart that neither Peter nor Bodi had six years ago. Since Michael left, Bodi has been lost and alone. Peter can try to make Bodi his and take the role Michael should have had, but first he and Bodi have to confront the past. They will need to face Michael, the good and the bad, the beauty and the sadness, and see his memory truly for what it was and not what it could have been. It’s a simple act that may destroy them both: sifting through the flaming ruins of heaven is a sure way to annihilate a bleeding mortal heart.
Our upcoming releases for next week: