New Releases: April 17th, 2015

April 17, 2015

Chasing the Swallows by John Inman

 

Longtime couple David and Arthur find turning fantasy into reality is the best way to remain in each other’s hearts.

Sometimes an entire lifetime can be spent in the arms and heart of one person. It is not so with imaginations, for they go anywhere they wish.

 

David Ayres and Arthur Smith are about to find that out. When they meet as young men within the garden walls of the Mission of San Juan Capistrano, one man from one continent, one from another, an uncontrollable attraction brings them together. But it is something stronger than attraction that holds them there. It is love. Pure and simple.

 

After forty years, when the fabric of their existence together finally begins to fray because of David’s imaginary infidelities, it is with humor and commitment that they strive to remain in each other’s heart.

And turning fantasy into reality, they find, is the best way to do it.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 17, 2015

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Just the Way You Are by E E Montgomery

 

Jonathan must find the courage to confront his abusive ex before he can be free to start a new life with Ben.

Sequel to Just in Time; Just Life: Book Four

 

After ten years in an abusive relationship and a near-fatal knife wound, Jonathan Watson is finally free. Unused to being able to make even the smallest decision and smothered by family and well-meaning neighbors, he’s floundering in the real world. Jonathan is afraid of falling into another relationship too quickly and realizes he needs time to rediscover who he is before he attaches himself to another man.

 

He never counted on meeting Ben Urquhart, though. Ben tempts Jonathan to forget everything and take a leap.  For Ben, it’s love at first sight, and he doesn’t want to take it slow. He wants to build a life with Jonathan, free from harm and full of laughter. But before they can take the next step, they must protect Jonathan from his possessive, threatening ex. Jonathan must find the courage to confront him and break the chains of his past before he can be truly free to build a future with Ben.

 

Length: Novel (220p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 17, 2015

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The Price by Andrew Grey

 

For Las Vegas escort Hunter and elementary-school teacher Grant, the price of being together might be more than either can pay.

Hunter Wolf is a highly paid Las Vegas escort with a face and body that have men salivating and paying a great deal for him to fulfill their fantasies. He keeps his own fantasies to himself, not that they matter.

 

Grant is an elementary-school teacher who works miracles with his summer school students. He discovered his gift while in high school, tutoring Hunter, a fellow student. They meet again when Hunter rescues Grant in a club. Grant doesn’t know Hunter is an escort or that they share similarly painful pasts involving family members’ substance abuse.

 

After the meeting, Hunter invites Grant to one of the finest restaurants in Las Vegas. Hunter is charming, sexy, and gracious, and Grant is intrigued. With more in common than they realized, the two men decide to give a relationship a try. At first, Grant believes he can deal with Hunter’s profession and accepts that Hunter will be faithful with his heart if not his body. Both men find their feelings run deeper than either imagined. For Grant, it’s harder than he thought to accept Hunter’s occupation, and Hunter’s feelings for Grant now make work nearly impossible. But Hunter’s choice of profession comes with a price, which could involve Grant’s job and their hearts—a price that might be too high for either of them to pay.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 17, 2015

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Threefold Love by Ki Brightly

 

Xavier’s hope of being more than friends with Andrew is dashed when he meets Andrew’s fiancé, Duncan. Or is it?

Captain Xavier Hobbs, a decommissioned combat engineer, was chronically lonely in the Army. But once he is back to being a civilian, with no family and nothing to ground him, he drifts. All he wants is a real home, a real life, and love—but that is easy to wish for and hard to make happen.

 

When he meets Andrew Landry, a high school English teacher, Xavier thinks he has found everything he has ever wanted, maybe even someone he can trust with his scars—the ones on his mind and body. Andrew’s quick wit and outgoing personality reel Xavier in slowly but surely. But he isn’t certain which way Andrew swings, and doesn’t dare to do more than hope the friendly man is actually flirting.

 

Then, on what Xavier idly wishes were their first date, disaster strikes in the form of Duncan McNeil, a fellow Wiccan and Andrew’s fiancé. Xavier’s hope is smashed to pieces, but Duncan and Andrew may have a different point of view. All they need is a little magic, some hope, and a lot of love to put everything back together.

 

Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: M/M/M, Paranormal, Ghosts/Spirits | Release Date: April 17, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-698-2) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-697-5)

Andrew Grey Interviewed for German Readers

April 8, 2015

A big thank you to Andrew, who agreed to do this interview and answer the questions of his German readers. I also want to thank you, the readers, who came up with the questions and thus made this interview possible.

First of all, how would you describe yourself? 

I like to think of myself as a fun guy with a real love of life, but I’m afraid I’m much more serious and careful than I ought to be.

What made you start writing M/M novels?

I started reading them a number of years ago when I was trying to lose weight and get fit.  What better to make treadmill time pass than to read something sexy?  After a while I decided to try writing a story.  After that I couldn’t turn it off.

While being all busy with writing, do you even find the time to read? 

I do love to read, but I don’t as much as I’d like.  There are just too many demands on my time, so reading time is special.

I hope this question is not too personal; if yes you of course don’t have to answer it. How do you unite your writing with your private life (family, friends, partner, etc.) without neglecting anyone or anything? 

Sometimes it isn’t easy.  Dominic is very understanding and supportive.  The rest of my family tries to understand, but its harder for them.

Do you work at several books at the same time or do you rather focus on one? 

I only work on one book at a time.  It seems to work well for me.  I have tried working on more than one and it doesn’t work.  Things get messed up in my head and characters tend to jump stories.  

Where do you get your ideas from? What inspires you? Do certain events or people you met inspire you when writing? 

I am inspired by life and I’m always looking for the next story idea.  I have been inspired by works of art, news stories, and people I meet.  The world is full of stories.

Are there any rituals you practice before you start writing? 

No other than I always start my day with a Diet Coke.

When you write a book, do you plan it before you start writing or do you let things just develop themselves?Do you plan a book series in advance or do you take things as they come?

I tend to start with the idea and write the story. I don’t plan them or the series.  Both just build as I work through them.

Do some protagonists grow dear to your heart more than others? If yes, which are the ones you like best? 

Of course they do.  Some characters wind their way into my heart and never let go.  Geoff and Eli are characters like that.

Are you one of the authors that get kicked by their muse all of the time, especially when she wants something that doesn’t really fit into your writing timetable in that situation? 

My muse is quite cooperative and his name is Oscar.  He tends to keep the story ideas flowing.  When I get more than what I need, I write them down for later so I can remember them.

How long does it take you on average to write a story and what does your daily writing routine look like? 

I generally write a novel in three to four weeks.  I write in the morning, break for lunch and to catch up in email and things.  Then I write again in the afternoon.  Evenings I try to spend with Dominic. 

Have you ever got insulted because of your books? Or have you books ever got insulted? If yes, how did you react to it? 

Sometimes people say things I don’t like.  I’ve learned to let it run off.  You can’t let criticism get to you or there is no way a writer can be productive. 

Last week Dreamspinner Press published the German translation of Seven Days. How did you get the idea of the 7 days? Are there also 7 days in particular that have changed your life?

The idea for 7 days came to me as I was writing Accompanied by a Waltz.  I believe every life has days which change everything.  One for me was when I met Dominic.

Will there be more books in the series Seven Days

There is another story.  Its called Unconditional Love.  I’m hoping that will be translated as well. 

Last but not least: What are you currently working? 

I just finished up Love Comes Unheard, the final story in the Senses series.  I also just completed From Loathing to Love, a story where two enemies become friends and then something more. 

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Andrew Grey grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and now writes full time.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Andrew Grey’s German Interview

April 8, 2015

Ich bedanke mich herzlich bei Andrew, der sich bereit erklärt hat, an diesem Interview teilzunehmen und euch Lesern Frage und Antwort zu stehen. Auch ein großes Dankeschön an euch Leser, denn ohne euch wäre dieses wunderbare Interview nicht zustande gekommen.

Wie würdest du dich selbst beschreiben?

Ich sehe mich gerne als einen fröhlichen Mann, der sein Leben genießt, aber manchmal befürchte ich, dass ich doch ernster und vorsichtiger bin, als ich sein sollte.

Was hat dich dazu gebracht, M/M Romanzen zu schreiben?

Ich begann vor ein paar Jahren damit, sie zu lesen, als ich versuchte, abzunehmen und fitter zu werden. Was eignet sich besser, um die Zeit auf dem Laufband zu überbrücken, als währenddessen etwas Heißes zu lesen? Nach einiger Zeit entschied ich, mich selbst an einer Geschichte zu versuchen. Nachdem konnte ich nicht mehr damit aufhören.

Findest du neben dem Schreiben noch Zeit, um zu lesen?

Ich liebe es zu lesen, aber leider klappt es nicht so oft wie ich möchte. Es gibt so viele Dinge zu tun, dass solche Lesemomente eher selten sind.

Ich hoffe, die Frage ist nicht zu privat, wenn ja, musst du natürlich nicht darauf antworten: Wie vereinst du deine Liebe zum Schreiben mit deinem Real Life (Familie, Freunden, dem Partner etc.), ohne dass einer dabei zu kurz kommt?

Manchmal ist es nicht leicht. Dominic ist sehr verständnisvoll und unterstützend. Der Rest meiner Familie versucht Verständnis dafür zu haben, aber für sie ist es schwieriger.

Schreibst du an mehreren Büchern gleichzeitig oder konzentrierst du dich lieber nur auf eines? Planst du eine Serie im Vorhinein oder ‘passiert’ sie einfach?

Ich arbeite immer nur an einem Buch, denn so scheint es am besten für mich zu klappen. Ich habe auch versucht, an mehr als einem gleichzeitig zu arbeiten, aber das hat nicht funktioniert. Die Ideen vermischen sich in meinem Kopf und Charaktere springen von einer Geschichte zur anderen.

 Woher nimmst du deine Ideen? Was inspiriert dich? Fließen private Erlebnisse oder Menschen, die du getroffen hast, in deine Geschichten mit ein?

Mich inspiriert das Leben und ich bin ständig auf der Suche nach neuen Ideen für meine nächste Geschichte. Ich werde von Kunstwerken, Zeitungsberichten und Menschen, die ich getroffen habe, inspiriert. Die Welt ist voller Geschichten.

Hast du bestimmte Rituale, wenn du dich an eine Geschichte setzt?

Kein anderes, als dass ich jeden Tag mit einer Diät Cola beginne.

Legst du dir schon einen Plot (mit vorgegebenen Situationen) zurecht bzw. weißt du schon zu Beginn wie deine Protagonisten gestrickt sind, oder agierst du während des Schreibens spontan?

Ich neige dazu, mit einer fixen Idee zu starten, und schreibe dann die Geschichte. Ich plane sie nicht, ebenso wenig die Buchserien. Beides entsteht erst, wenn ich daran arbeite.

Wachsen dir manche Protagonisten mehr ans Herz als andere? Wenn ja, welche magst du am liebsten?

Natürlich. Manche Charaktere schleichen sich in mein Herz und bleiben dort. Geoff und Eli gehören zu dieser Gruppe. (Anm.: Geoff und Eli sind die Hauptprotagonisten aus „Liebe gegen jede Regel“.)

Gehörst du auch zu den Autoren, die von der Muse ständig Arschtritte bekommen, vor allem, wenn sie etwas will, das dir aktuell so gar nicht in den Zeitplan passt?

Meine Muse ist ziemlich kooperativ und heißt Oscar. Er neigt dazu, die Ideen fließen zu lassen. Wenn ich mehr bekomme, als ich in diesem Moment benötige, schreibe ich sie nieder, damit ich mich später daran erinnere.

Wie lange schreibst du durchschnittlich an einer Geschichte und wie sieht dein Schreiballtag im Allgemeinen aus?

Normalerweise schreibe ich eine Geschichte innerhalb von drei bis vier Wochen. Ich schreibe morgens, mache mittags eine Pause um zu Essen und mich um E-Mails und andere Dinge zu kümmern. Dann schreibe ich nachmittags weiter. Die Abende versuche ich mit Dominic zu verbringen.

Hast du schon einmal abfällige / beleidigende Bemerkungen zu deinen Büchern erhalten? Wenn ja, wie hast du darauf reagiert?

Manchmal sagen Leute Dinge, die ich nicht mag. Ich habe gelernt, es an mir abprallen zu lassen. Man darf Kritik nicht zu nah an sich ranlassen, da man sonst als Autor nicht produktiv sein kann.

Letzte Woche veröffentliche DSP die deutsche Übersetzung von deinem Buch „7 Days“ (Sieben Tage). Wie bist du auf die Idee mit den 7 Tagen gekommen? Würdest du sagen, dass es bei dir auch 7 bestimmte Tage gab, die dein Leben veränderten?

Die Idee für die Geschichte „Sieben Tage“ kam mir, als ich an dem Buch „Accompanied by a Waltz“ arbeitete. Ich bin der Meinung, dass es in jedem Leben Tage gibt, die alles verändern. Ein solcher Tag war für mich, als ich Dominic kennenlernte.

Wird es noch weitere Bücher aus der Serie 7 Tage geben?

Es gibt noch eine weitere Geschichte. Sie heißt „Unconditional Love“. Ich hoffe, dass auch sie übersetzt wird.

Zu guter Letzt. Woran arbeitest du zur Zeit?

Ich habe gerade erst „Love Comes Unheard“ vollendet, die letzte Geschichte der Senses-Serie. Ich habe auch gerade „From Loathing to Love“ fertiggestellt, eine Geschichte, wo zwei Feinde zu Freunde und später zu mehr werden.

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New Releases: February 13th, 2015

February 13, 2015

Backward by Andrew Grey

 

Club owner Harry will need help to protect his love interest, Tristan, from Tristan’s drug-dealing ex-boyfriend.

Sequel to Upside DownBronco’s Boys: Book Three

 

Club owner Harry Klinger has had his eye on Tristan Martin for months, but never had the nerve to approach him. He’s watched as Tristan dated Eddie and then reluctantly sat on the sidelines during the emotional breakup when Tristan discovered Eddie was dealing drugs. Now that Tristan seems to be healing, Harry hopes to get his chance.

 

When Eddie sends his men into Harry’s club to harass Tristan, Harry steps in to help. Tristan is reluctant at first since he admittedly has terrible taste in men, but Harry seems genuine, and Tristan can’t help but think Harry’s sexy as well and begins to hope for happiness for both of them.

 

Unfortunately, Eddie isn’t behaving rationally, sampling too much of his own product. With his determination to take Tristan back, it’ll take more than Harry’s help to keep Tristan safe as Eddie ratchets up his attempts to get what he wants.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: February 13, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-536-7) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-535-0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illusions by S.A. Ozment

 

Hollywood actor Skylar and gay firefighter Aiden can’t get enough of each other, but an arsonist and a crazed fan threaten their happiness.

Ever since arriving in Hollywood, Skylar Murphy has been loving life. He’s starring in a hit television show and on the verge of grabbing the lead role in the most anticipated movie of the decade. Poised on the edge of superstardom, he doesn’t want or need any complications to distract him from that goal. Whether he’s sleeping with a woman or a man, his noncommittal, no-strings-attached love life suits him perfectly, and despite his rep for playing gay roles, the world still thinks he’s straight.

 

At the launch party for his new show, Skylar meets Aiden Moore, an openly gay firefighter by day and cater waiter to the stars by night. Skylar is immediately attracted to him, but Aiden rejects him. When an arsonist appears to have targeted Skylar, their paths keep crossing. Always up for a challenge, Skylar works to win Aiden over, and he agrees to a date. Soon enough they can’t stay away from each other. Despite hiding their relationship away from the ever-present paparazzi, they’re happy together until a jilted fan joins forces with the arsonist to sabotage their future.

 

Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: February 13, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-489-6) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-488-9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherish & Blessed by Tere Michaels

 

Evan and Matt get a shock when Evan’s daughter starts talking marriage. Griffin yearns for fatherhood but thinks Jim won’t be interested.

2nd Edition

 

Faith, Love, & Devotion: Books Four & Book Five

 

Cherish

 

After several years of happy coupledom, Matt and Evan can relax in the knowledge that their little family has survived the worst of it. The two older girls are away at college, the twins have yet to fully hit teen angst, Matt is doing well with his part time security consulting, and Evan is about to be promoted to captain—it seems like things are calm and bright.

 

Until they aren’t.

 

As the holidays approach, Evan and Matt get a shock no parent is ever prepared for: feisty Miranda, Evan’s eldest, has a new boyfriend, Kent, and they are talking marriage after just three months together. In fact, Miranda wants to bring him to Thanksgiving dinner—along with his parents, Blake and Cornelia.

 

 

Blessed

 

Lives are in transition as everyone gathers at the stunning Hamptons beach home of Daisy and Bennett to celebrate the christening of their new baby. Griffin and Jim—secretly growing tired of their rootless lifestyle—are in a rocky spot in their relationship. And as the godfather, Griffin finds himself yearning for something he’s sure Jim won’t be interested in.

 

Fatherhood.

 

Matt and Evan are looking to reconnect during the long weekend, as their respective careers pull them in separate directions. With less time spent together, Evan grows concerned about what will happen when the last two kids leave the nest.

 

1st Edition of Cherish published as an eBook by Loose Id LLC, November 2012.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: February 13, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-199-4) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-582-4)

Wally’s Orphans by Andrew Grey

January 23, 2015

Title: Wally’s Orphans

Author: Andrew Grey

Pairing: Wally and Dakota from A Chaotic Range

Prompt: Marzipan

“Wally!” Dakota called at the top of his lungs.

He looked up toward the barn door where snow blew past, creating a curtain of white. Wally gently patted the goat he was examining. “Don’t worry. You’ll have your babies soon.” He stood and pulled his coat closed around him. The early spring snow storm had begun in the night and didn’t show any signs of letting up.

“What is it?” Wally asked as he reached the door. Dakota appeared out of the white and entered the barn, stamping off his boots. “I thought you were plowing the drive with the tractor.”

“I was, but I saw something in the snow.” Dakota opened his coat and Wally gasped. “There were two more, but they were already dead. The mother seems to have curled into a snowbank. She must have been injured because she was gone as well.”

Wally lifted two of the pups out of Dakota’s arms and let him keep the other two. “You poor things.” He whispered. “They’re cold, but warming up. Let’s get them in the house so I can look them over and then get the poor things something to eat.” He was already out the door and on his way to the house before he turned around. “What are you waiting for?”

“Shouldn’t we leave them in the barn?”

“No we shouldn’t. Now hurry up before you catch your death.” He turned and marched to the house. Inside, he waited for Dakota and got him to sit in one of the chairs. “Take these two and hold them all close. I’ll be right back.” Wally hurried to the back pantry and got a box. Then he raced upstairs and got two old towels and a heating pad. When he was back downstairs, he lined the box with the towels and heating pad, plugged it in, and turned it on. Then one by one, he placed the small brown puppies inside.

“I wonder how they got there. I nearly ran over all of them,” Dakota said softly. “The plow blade passed right next to them. If I’d been a foot to the right….”

Dakota was a huge man, but he had such a wonderful heart that he’d stolen Wally’s a number of years earlier. “I’m going to look each one over. Would you warm some milk? I have some droppers in the clinic that I can use to feed them. They’re going to need food quickly.”

“All right. I’ll run out to the barn and then I’ll be back to help you feed them.” Dakota took off and Wally picked up each of the puppies and gently looked them over. German Shepherds by the look of them, or at least in part, and they seemed about four weeks old. Their eyes were open and they seemed responsive.  “Are they okay?” Dakota asked after stomping in and closing the door.

“Yes. What about the plowing?” Wally took the droppers and syringes that Dakota brought.

“It’s taken care of.” Dakota took off his coat and sat down on the floor next to Wally. “What do you need me to do?”

“Get me some milk to start with.  I’ll make up a formula once we’re done that will be better for them longer term.”

Dakota nodded and got back up. He strode into the kitchen, and Wally heard the refrigerator open and close and then the microwave run for a few seconds. Dakota returned with a mug and sat back down. Wally got a dropper and picked up a puppy. He pulled some milk into the dropper and gently placed it on the puppy’s tongue. It licked it up and was ready for more. Dakota got another of the puppies and did the same.

“They’re hungry little guys aren’t they?”

“Yeah, that’s a really good sign. I’d say you got to these little ones just in time. I wonder why they survived.”

“They were in the middle and all curled together. The others were on the edges and more exposed to the snow. But you’re right. They wouldn’t have lasted much longer.” Dakota continued feeding the puppy. After five minutes, they switched puppies, placing the fed ones back in the box and picking up the others.

They switched back and forth until the puppies curled in a pile in the box and seemed ready to go to sleep. “We’re going to have to feed them often, but they’ll be okay.”

Dakota got up and stretched his back, then he pulled on his coat. “I’m going to bring in some wood and start a fire. We’ll all be warmer.”

“Thanks,” Wally said and sat next to the box, watching the pups. They snuggled in a little puppy pile. With the next round of feeding, he’d try bottles to see if that would work.

The back door opened and closed. Dakota trudged in with an armload of wood and began building a fire. It didn’t take his very capable partner very long to have a fire warming the room. Once he was done, Dakota hung everything up and made some hot chocolate for them both before settling on the sofa. Wally joined him, curling close. “You’re warm,” Dakota whispered.

“So are you,” Wally said as he wound his arms around Dakota’s middle.

“What are we going to do with them?”

Wally lifted his gaze. “They’ll make great ranch dogs. We can keep one or two. Milford will probably take one, and as soon as Phillips sees them, he’s going to want one.” Wally angled for a kiss. “Don’t worry. We’ll only keep two at the most, and I’ve already picked them out. See, I want the little boy with the honey coloring. He’s going to be Marzipan, and the one with the Black head and tawny ears is Sasha.”

“You’ve named them already?”

“Of course. How else do I get you to agree to add to our menagerie?” Wally chuckled and sipped from his mug before setting it on the coffee table.

“You know I’ll do whatever you want,” Dakota whispered.

Wally shifted closer. “And you know I love you for it.” Wally kissed Dakota hard, crawling on top of him and pressing Dakota back on the sofa.

“I love how you show your appreciation.” Dakota drew him down into a kiss, sliding his work-calloused hands under Wally’s shirt and up his back.  “Lock the door and pull the curtains.” Wally jumped up and did just that before rejoining Dakota on the sofa.  They showed each other their appreciation, deep and slow, not once, but twice, and ended up curled together as warm and comfortable as a pile of puppies in a box in front of the fire.

 

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A Laughton Farm’s Wedding by Andrew Grey

January 14, 2015

Title: A Laughton Farm’s Wedding

Author: Andrew Grey

Pairing: Eli and Geoff from Love Means…Endurance

Prompt: collide

“Eli, sweetheart, if we don’t hurry, we’re going to be late,” Geoff said from the bedroom doorway and then stepped in.  He stepped up to him and gently stroked his shoulder.  “If you turn around I’ll help you.”

“I never wore one of these before,” Eli confessed. Not that it was a surprise to Geoff.

“Maybe, but you look really good in the tuxedo.”  Geoff smiled and helped Eli adjust the cummerbund and straighten his tie.

“You look nice too.  But I can’t believe Joey and Robbie insisted on these things for their wedding.  They said they wanted to have it at the farm so I thought it would be simple and instead they went in for all this finery.”

“Hey, the farm is home and they want to make this day as memorable as possible.  Besides, you are going to steal the show.”  Eli looked amazing, although Geoff thought he looked amazing all the time.  The man was made for formal wear.  He was still trim and toned, possibly still a little too thin, but he’d filled out well over the past year after his fight with cancer.  His eyes were bright and that spark, the light that Eli had that always seemed to warm every room he stepped in was back.  That alone was enough to get Geoff down on his knees to say thank you to the powers that be.  He smoothed the front of Eli’s shirt and stepped back.   “You look so handsome.”  Geoff handed Eli his jacket and shrugged his own on, making sure everything was straight before leaving the room and joining the others in the living room.

Jakey sat on the sofa in his tuxedo with Adelle in a buttercup yellow dress that was the epitome of spring.  Robbie’s mother was also there looking pleased and proud, wiping her eyes.  “By the time the ceremony starts my eyes are going to be cried closed.”  Robbie’s father soothed her gently.

“We’re all ready for you,” Tyrone said with a grin and led them out onto the side lawn that everyone had worked on a few months earlier to ensure every bed was filled with flowers.  Adelle and Robbie’s parents sat down in front while Jakey, Eli, and Geoff took their places in the back with Joey.  There was no bride or groom.  Instead Geoff, Eli, and Jakey were standing up for Joey, and Arie and Duane were acting as Robbie’s groomsmen.

Jakey shifted and looked around until the rest of the party joined then.  Arie led Robbie to where the rest of them waited.  A string quartet made up of some of Robbie’s former students began to play.  “Okay,” Tyrone cued and Geoff took Eli and Jakey’s hand and led them down the aisle of white chairs while everyone turned to watch.  They took their places at the left side and then Arie and Duane walked down the aisle, taking their places on the left.

The music died and then shifted to an excerpt of the Ode to Joy and Joey gently guided Robbie down the aisle.  When they reached the front, all of them formed an arc as Len stepped forward.  “I was overwhelmed and honored when Joey and Robbie asked me to perform their ceremony.”  Sniffles were heard from behind them and Geoff had to swallow and blink to keep the lump and tears at bay.  “Marriage is the joining of two hearts and spirits into one.  I was blessed to be here when these two met and I’ve also been honored and truly inspired by their devotion to each other.  I got to see them fall in love and watch that love grow and prosper over the years.  Joey… Robbie… you help bring light and life to all our lives.”  Len paused a few seconds.  “They have written vows to each other.  Robbie…”

Robbie turned to Joey who took his hands.  “Joey, you see me for who I am and I always promise to do the same for you.  I’ll love and cherish you for the wonderful man you are.  You fill my life with joy each and every day.   You have opened my life to more things than I could ever have imagined.  I rode my first horse with you and I planted my first garden.  I hope that our lives will be filled with many more firsts as we spend the rest of our lives together.”  Robbie stopped speaking and Geoff took Eli’s hand and they shared a smile while they both tried not to cry.  Jakey sniffed a little next to him and Geoff placed a hand on his shoulder.

“Joey…”  Len prompted.

“Robbie, I promise never to stop loving you and I will care for you and nurture you forever.  You filled my world with music and life.  Your eyes may not work, but you sometimes see better than anyone I know.  I hope that together we can continue to fill each other’s lives with joy and love forever.”

Len talked Joey and Robbie through the exchange of rings and then they turned toward everyone assembled.  “It is my pleasure to pronounce you Joey and you Robbie as legally married husbands.  You may kiss.”

Joey pulled Robbie into his arms and kissed him.  Eli shifted closer and Geoff put one hand on Eli’s shoulder and another on Jakey’s.  Everyone applauded and Joey and Robbie slowly made their way down the aisle with the rest of them following.  Tents had been set up just down the lawn and the photographer Joey had hired wrangled everyone together for pictures of the wedding party.  “I’d like to get a picture of the grooms with their families,” the photographer said and proceeded to take pictures of Joey and Robbie with Robbie’s parents and Joey’s mom.

“We need one more,” Joey said.  “We need a picture of our farm family.”   Joey hurried and whispered something to Jakey.  He smiled and nodded and then ran to Adelle as fast as his legs would carry him.  She shook her head but led Jakey away.  Geoff wondered what was going on but then a few minutes later they both returned with Jakey leading his Great Dane and Adelle leading Robbie’s.

“I guess Joey wanted us all.”  Geoff said and they all got into place with Jakey and the dogs in front, Robbie and Joey in the center, Geoff and Eli next to them and Len and Chris in the back.  They all smiled and the photographer snapped the pictures.

As everyone moved away Geoff turned to Eli and drew him closer.  “I love family pictures,” Geoff whispered.

“I know.  The walls are full of them and I keep wondering what we’ll do when we eventually run out of space,” Eli whispered.

“That’s easy.  We’ll get more walls.”  Geoff smiled and tugged Eli in closer for a kiss.

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New Releases: December 31st, 2014

December 31, 2014

Fated by Indra Vaughn

 

Police Lieutenant Hart can’t ignore the myth of the Predator after a series of deaths. He finds the Predator is other than human.

Shadow Mountain: Book One

 

Two towns flank the looming Shadow Mountain. A dark myth of the Predator drifts through the dense trees, a tale Police Lieutenant Hart never paid much attention to. When one unresolved death follows another—some people dying without discernible cause while others are clearly, and often brutally, murdered—he can’t ignore it any longer. Truth may lie in myth, but this one is spread to deceive everyone. The Predator exists, but he’s not entirely human. Hart will have to find the connection between the mysterious figure and victims with only one thing in common: a faint tattoo on the backs of their necks, a mark left when someone healed their incurable diseases.

 

Isaac Lasko has been in love with Hart since he moved in across the street seven years ago. He’s been helping Hart renovate his home, and their friendship grows more intense with the years, but Isaac can’t help wishing for a deeper bond. When he finally breaks through the lieutenant’s armor, the mystery surrounding the Predator threatens them both. Help will come, but at a price.

 

Length: Novel (284p.) | Genre: Other Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense

Release Date: December 31, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-373-8) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-372-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawks & Rams by L. Blankenship

 

For magically gifted Ranger Adal and gentle shepherd Heathric, opposite sides of a border incursion is a rough way to fall in love.

Heathric Felahóf never wanted to be a thief, but his cousin’s scheme is the only option to keep the town’s children from being taken as slaves to cover the year’s taxes. So a few men slip over the border into the neighboring kingdom, steal a flock of sheep, and escape before the magically gifted Rangers learn of them. The second time, they’re not so lucky, and trouble follows the bandits home.

 

Adal Sperling has given up on finding a lover who truly wants him. One of the Rangers charged with protecting his people, he pursues the sheep thieves over the border and stumbles across Heathric, a gentle shepherd who only wants to take care of his family. But opposite sides of border incursions is a rough way to fall in love, and the laws of Adal’s kingdom are clear: the border must remain closed to Heathric’s people.

 

Length: Novella (156p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: December 31, 2014

Buy as eBook ($5.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-280-9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild and Precious by CJane Elliott

 

Cody introduces Brent to the joys of gay sex, but Brent isn’t in love with him. Brent really wants Graham… his newly single boss.

Aspiring writer Brent Granger has good friends and a great job at an arts magazine in DC, but he’s batting zero in the arena of love. Brent begins to get a clue why things aren’t working with women from his strong attraction to his gorgeous, gay, and already attached boss, Graham Stoneford. When he sees a personal ad from a man that quotes his favorite poet, Brent decides to do something wild and answer.

 

Enter Cody Bellstrom, easygoing bisexual musician, who is happy to initiate Brent in the ways of gay sex. Brent now has a new problem: he realizes he’s gay and no one in his life knows it. Cody tires of hiding their relationship, but Brent finds it challenging to come out to family, friends, and especially to Graham. In the end, Brent must confront the truth of where—and with whom—his heart lies.

 

Length: Novella (80p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 31, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-529-9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stardust by Andrew Grey

 

With Georg’s life in Germany and Duncan’s in Boston, the chance for more than a holiday fling is as elusive as stardust.

Duncan is an ocean from home over the holidays and expects to spend them alone.  To his pleasant surprise, one of his European co-workers, Georg, befriends him and includes Duncan in the holiday traditions of his homeland: cutting a Christmas tree under starry skies at Georg’s country estate, decorating it at the family’s city home, and shopping at the Christmas market in Munich. Both men are lonely and realize they have much in common. But Georg’s life is in Germany and Duncan’s is in Boston. With the project they’re working on nearing completion, any chance for more than a holiday fling seems as elusive as stardust.

 

Length: Novella (62p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-764-4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Bite of the Cherry by Louise Lyons

 

The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and for Daniel and James, it might be the time to give love another chance.

When Daniel Berrisford reluctantly agrees to accompany his best friend Kate to the New Year’s Eve celebrations in London, he doesn’t expect to enjoy himself. Daniel is pleasantly surprised to see his first boyfriend, James Allison, among the merrymakers. The pair haven’t seen each other for four years, but as they talk and midnight approaches, it becomes clear the spark between them is still there. The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and for Daniel and James, it might be the time to give love another chance.

 

Length: Day Dream (28p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

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2014 Advent Calendar: Celebrate

December 2, 2014

 

Dreamspinner Press’ 2014 Advent Calendar: Celebrate

 

Buone Feste, Felices Fiestas, Frohe Feiertage, Joyeuses Fêtes, Happy Holidays! The end-of-the-year holidays bring celebrations of all kinds, and romance is at an all-time high. Take a trip around the world and enjoy these stories of life, love, and happiness. Your Christmas present to yourself!

 

Holiday reading fun! Celebrate! is a package of 31 stories that bought individually would sell for a total of $79.69. Beginning December 1, stories will be available individually as priced or as a bulk package for $59.99.

 

Genre: Holiday, Contemporary, Humor, High Fantasy, Historical European, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, New Adult, Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction, Ghosts/Spirits, M/M/M

Release Date: December 1, 2014 | Buy as a set ($59.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-767-5)

 

 

 

 

Best Laid Plans by John Amory

 

All neurotic George wants is to be with his partner for Christmas, but he’s not sure he’ll survive London.

George is an anxious, neurotic mess. The only thing that calms him is his partner of ten years, Scott. So despite how nervous it makes George to travel alone, he decides to go to Europe, where Scott has been working for two months, to visit for Christmas. George plans a day on his own in London before traveling to Paris, where Scott is staying. But on George’s day of sightseeing and shopping, everything goes wrong, from a misunderstanding with the hotel concierge to getting lost in Harrods. All George wants is to be with his partner for Christmas, but he’s not sure he’ll survive long enough for that to happen.

 

Length: Day Dream (21p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Humor | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-744-6)

 

 

 

 

 

Business or Pleasure by Michael Cross and Emma Michaels

 

After a night locked up with his boss, Ian realizes his resentment toward Alex might be something very different.

When American Ian lands a secretarial job in the United Kingdom, he thinks he’s set for life. Admittedly, he’s still a bachelor living in a small apartment and working for a complete jackass, but other than that, his life is everything he ever hoped for in an enticing city full of beautiful people. When Alistair Security is robbed during the Christmas Fundraiser, the last thing Ian expects is to end up locked in with his boss, Alex Alistair, and to realize he might have mistaken his resentment for something else. The two men find common ground throughout the night, but when morning comes and the news hits the headlines, their connection will be tested. Ian might find himself at the start of a hot office romance—or he’ll spend the holidays browsing the classifieds.

 

Length: Day Dream (36p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-752-1)

 

 

 

 

Coming of Age by Venona Keyes

 

It will take all of Daniel’s charm and the prayers offered at the shrine to make Aero take a chance on the romance they both want.

Akiyoshi ‘Aero’ Kurokuma, author of the wildly popular manga, Ecos, lost his assistant when his best friend retired. After Aero collapses from exhaustion four years later, he is forced to run a contest for an assistant.  Placing impossible rules on the contest, Aero is sure no one can win. But a winner emerges: a young man from America, Daniel Beck.  The first time he lays eyes on Daniel, Aero realizes he’ll have a hard time hiding his attraction. Daniel is a perfect assistant, but it doesn’t help Aero see past the twenty-year age difference between them. It will take all of Daniel’s charm and the prayers offered at the shrine to make Aero take a chance on the romance they both want.

 

Length: Day Dream (32p.) | Genre: Contemporary, New Adult | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-763-7)

 

 

 

 

 

The Eve That Finally Happened by Diane Lennox

 

Christmas Eve ghosts show Jae-ho Kim what will become of him if he doesn’t take a chance on a holiday date.

After seven years in Canada, Korean native Jae-ho Kim still hasn’t had the special Christmas Eve date night that he would have enjoyed back home—a fact that has his sister, Soon-kyu, very upset during their yearly phone conversation. This year, Jae’s lack of effort concerning his love life comes back to haunt him in the form of Christmas Eve ghosts, showing him very vividly what will become of him if he refuses to take a chance and find a date for Christmas Eve.

Length: Day Dream (33p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts/Spirits | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-758-3)

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

Hummingbird House by Kenzie Cade

 

Trent returns to his family’s ancestral home, where he experienced his first kiss and first heartbreak.

To honor his grandmother’s final request, Trenton Appleton drops everything to visit the family’s ancestral home: Hummingbird House, where he experienced his first kiss and first heartbreak with Callum Eason.

 

Eight years ago, confused by his attraction to Trent, Callum reacted badly. But with help he never expected, Callum found himself and learned to accept who he was.

 

Now Trent is back at Hummingbird House, and Callum has his opportunity to salvage their friendship, at least. But Trent is less receptive than he was all those years ago. Still, Callum is determined to show Trent he has changed and keep his promise to Trent’s grandmother. When past mistakes repeat themselves, Callum must break the cycle before his last chance with Trent passes him by.

 

Length: Novella (57p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-743-9)

 

 

 

 

 

Ilya and the Wolf by Rory Ni Coileain

 

Accepting shapeshifter Volyk’s Christmas offer will change Ilya’s life forever.

Ilya, the youngest son of a Moscow oligarch, is so deep in the closet he’d find Narnia if that weren’t a decadent Western story. On Christmas Eve, his brothers lure him into the forest, intending to murder him and erase the shame he inflicts on their family by existing. However, the attempt is interrupted by Volyk, a wolf who carries the blood of the ancient oboroten’ —shapeshifters. Ilya never imagined a Christmas gift like the handsome wolf, but accepting what Volyk offers will have consequences that change both of their lives forever.

 

Length: Day Dream (25p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shifters

Release Date: December 1, 2014 | Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-736-1)

 

 

 

 

 

The Journey Back by Kristen Slater

 

Idris always put his career first, but now he wants to get home and reconcile with Dan—if there’s anything to return to.

Having quit his job, Idris is trying to make it home to his partner of twelve years, Dan, in time for Christmas. Stuck on a train during a snowstorm, Idris has nothing to do but think back on how much he has missed by putting his career first. His job has been straining their partnership for years, and now Idris worries he’s damaged it beyond repair. He desperately wants to get back to the UK and salvage their relationship—if there’s even anything waiting for him when he gets home.

 

Length: Day Dream (35p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-756-9)

 

 

 

 

King of Me by R. A. Kaitland

 

Cast out of his clan of shifters, Anton Cedwell wants nothing more than to be accepted by his partner Sean’s family.

Cast out of his clan of shifters and with no family of his own, Anton Cedwell wants nothing more than to be accepted by his partner Sean’s family when the two of them visit over Christmas. But Sean’s powerful father, Flavius, isn’t happy his son chose a shifter as a mate, and Sean is hiding secrets from Anton. When Sean is attacked by rival weres, Anton hopes Sean’s family will finally see the depth of his commitment and how far he’s willing to go to protect the man he loves.

 

Length: Day Dream (33p.) | Genre: Other Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters

Release Date: December 1, 2014 | Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-741-5)

 

 

 

 

 

Krampusz by Lou Harper

 

In Budapest, Brian might find himself in the arms of Krampusz, who punishes bad boys.

Freshly out of college, shy and introverted Brian Preston travels from LA to Budapest to teach English, ready to embrace life and spread his wings. It’s early December, and the air is heavy with the scent of roasting chestnuts. Getting involved with his new roommate, native Hungarian Zoli Park, promises to be the adventure Brian always wanted. But all is not as it seems, and Brian might find himself in the arms of Krampusz, demonic companion to St. Nick, who punishes bad boys.

 

Length: Day Dream (31p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-739-2)

 

 

 

 

Last of Summer by Genna Donaghy

 

Rowan and Martin must learn to trust one another if they hope to deliver a phoenix home in time.

Although Rowan Stormbringer was raised Wiccan, he’s never felt a connection to magic. That changes on the eve of Yule, when he encounters a magical creature, a phoenix, that needs his help getting to Stonehenge before the sun sets that day. Hiding a magical creature in the mortal world is tricky at best, but partnering with a good-looking, snarky taxi driver may be just the ticket Rowan needs. As they explore their instant attraction to each other, Rowan and Martin must learn to trust one another if they hope to deliver the phoenix home in time.

 

Length: Day Dream (23p.) | Genre: Urban Fantasy | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-755-2)

 

 

 

 

 

The Light of Winter by Jana Denardo

 

Gareth plans to take his partner Warun to Bryn Celli Ddu for the Druid ritual of Alban Arthan.

Dr. Gareth Evans and his medical doctor partner, Warun Jones, are having trouble making time for each other between end of term craziness for Gareth and holiday-related injuries pouring into the hospital for Warun. Gareth has planned what he hopes will be the perfect recipe for relieving the tension and bringing them back together. While Warun wants Gareth to partake in Plygain, a traditional dawn service of hymn singing for Christmas, Gareth plans to take Warun to Bryn Celli Ddu and introduce him to the Druid ritual of Alban Arthan, the celebration of the winter solstice.

 

Length: Day Dream (25p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-738-5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Light by Jane Darius

 

Nick and Ben trade holiday horror stories at a resort on Lake Malawi and realize they’re lucky to have each other.

Nick, a bartender, and Ben, a hotel reviewer, have been together two years. Though he hates the paperwork involved, Nick agrees to accompany Ben to a beautiful lodge on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi. Over a bottle of wine, they trade Christmas horror stories from their pasts. But memories of hurt and loss only serve to remind them how lucky they are to have found each other. It might be time to try out the showerhead built into the tree outside….

 

Length: Day Dream (21p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-749-1)

 

 

 

 

 

The Magic of Weihnachten by Bru Baker

 

American Walsh and German Dierck must hide from the traditional trappings to discover the magic of the season.

American Walsh Brandt is happy when a promotion lands him his dream job and a quiet new life in Germany. Until December rolls around, when he realizes it’s almost impossible to hide from the holiday season in Germany.

 

Dierck Reiniger is fascinated by Walsh’s hatred of Christmas and makes it his personal mission to help Walsh enjoy Weihnachten and the German traditions he grew up with. Walsh has a great time getting to know Dierck—but he still isn’t sold on Christmas, despite Dierck’s efforts. Dierck’s on the rebound, and he’s determined to develop their physical relationship slowly, much to Walsh’s frustration. It isn’t until they’re alone in a secluded cabin—hiding from the traditional trappings—that Walsh finally recognizes what the magic of the season can bring when spent with someone special.

 

Length: Novella (51p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-746-0)

 

 

 

 

Minstrel’s Solstice by Nicole Dennis

 

Minstrel Kerryll and Duke Cullan live at opposite ends of society, but they’re both looking for a place to belong.

A wasting plague swept over the Four Quadrants, changing how folks view the traveling guilds. Most travelers now make permanent contracts and settle in villages instead of continuing on the road. Needing to alter his lifestyle, Kerryll MacGhylle rides deep into the Northern Quadrant in search of a place to belong.

 

The Northern Duke, Cullan Gryffyn D’Antuono, accepts the contract of the frozen minstrel arriving during a powerful ice blizzard. He nurses Kerryll through the ravages of the sickness. Though they live at opposite ends of society, they have more in common than they realize.

 

Length: Day Dream (29p.) | Genre: Historical European, High Fantasy

Release Date: December 1, 2014 | Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-745-3)

 

 

 

 

 

My You by Tamer Lorika

 

Adrian’s life in Mongolia is very different from Texas, from the holiday celebrations to… dating.

Adrian Delgado’s time in the Peace Corps has been rewarding, but with Christmas around the corner, he is starting to get homesick. Life in Mongolia is very different from Texas, from the holiday celebrations to… dating. Take his coworker Batbayar, for instance—they’ve slept together several times and spend most time outside of work in each other’s houses. But are they “together,” or friends with benefits? Maybe a Mongolian Christmas and a sheep’s head in the bathtub can lead to the answer.

 

Length: Day Dream (17p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-742-2)

 

 

 

 

Neighbors by Emma Wilson

 

With some help from friends, Eric and Rhys might finally move beyond watching each other through their windows.

Ever since he moved to London, shy editor Eric has been watching his neighbor, Crooked Smile, jog every morning. Aspiring restaranteur Rhys eats breakfast by the window so he can see his neighbor, Bed Head, help the old woman downstairs clean off her car. When Eric’s roommate unexpectedly returns home for the holidays, she realizes their idiocy and, with the help of Rhys’s business partner, Andreas, tries to help both men see there might be more in their futures than they’re seeing through their windows.

 

Length: Day Dream (39p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Humor | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-747-7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Night Never Forgotten by SJD Peterson

 

An infection leaves Braylon unable to make his annual trip to Toronto, but a stranger’s gift might be the miracle he needs.

After a one night whirlwind romance, Braylon returns to Toronto on the first of December every year in the hopes of seeing the man of his dreams again. Instead Braylon meets a strange man who tells him Christmas is a magical time, and one never knows what unexpected gifts he’ll receive. Braylon takes a chance and makes a Christmas wish, but instead of getting what he wants, he contracts an infection, leaving him dependent on dialysis and unable to make the journey the following year. But the stranger just might be right; an unexpected gift may be the miracle Braylon needs most of all.

 

Length: Day Dream (29p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-757-6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quite A Spectacle by Meg Harding

 

Michael is terrified to spend Christmas with Max’s family in London for the first time in a decade.

Max moved away from his family to be with Michael, and his family never got over it. Now, for the first time in almost a decade, he’s going to return to London for the Christmas celebrations. He’s confident his family will welcome Michael with open, loving arms. At least that’s what he tells himself.

 

Michael doesn’t have his head buried in the sand. He knows he has a lot to prove this Christmas, and he’s not sure if he’s up to the task. All these years and he’d never considered having to spend a holiday with Max’s family. Now that it’s happening he’s not scared to admit it—he’s terrified.

 

Length: Novella (56p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Humor | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-748-4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Martin’s Day by Kim Fielding

 

Toby follows Neno to Zagreb, Croatia, hoping Saint Martin’s Day will bring the change their relationship needs.

Five years ago, Neno Kovač fled California, graduate school, and his lover, Toby Cowan, to return to his native Croatia. Since then, he’s led a quiet life as a librarian—until one November afternoon when Toby, who has never stopped loving Neno, shows up in Zagreb. When he left the United States, Neno wasn’t ready to give up his home and family to take a chance on a long-distance relationship. But Saint Martin’s Day has arrived, the day pressed grapes turn to wine and autumn turns to winter. Perhaps it will be a day when other changes are possible as well.

 

Length: Day Dream (31p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-735-4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Bite of the Cherry by Louise Lyons

 

The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and for Daniel and James, it might be the time to give love another chance.

When Daniel Berrisford reluctantly agrees to accompany his best friend Kate to the New Year’s Eve celebrations in London, he doesn’t expect to enjoy himself. Daniel is pleasantly surprised to see his first boyfriend, James Allison, among the merrymakers. The pair haven’t seen each other for four years, but as they talk and midnight approaches, it becomes clear the spark between them is still there. The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and for Daniel and James, it might be the time to give love another chance.

 

Length: Day Dream (28p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-765-1)

 

 

 

 

 

Snow and Moose and Finnish Secrets by Reni Kieffer

 

A neglected secret threatens to ruin Jake and Ian’s magical Christmas in the Finnish woods.

When Jake takes his boyfriend Ian home to celebrate Christmas with his parents in the Finnish woods, Ian, a skeptic by nature who has to deny his preference for guys in front of his own family, is not only worried about the reaction of Jake’s family, but also about the feast itself—and the cold. However, within minutes, Jake’s parents make Ian feel warm, welcome, and at home, and begin to introduce him to their Christmas traditions.

 

The visit goes smoothly until Jake’s ex-girlfriend barges in and drops a bomb that shatters their peace and harmony—a tiny detail Jake failed to mention to his boyfriend. Angry and hurt, Ian struggles to let go of the past and focus on the blessings surrounding him.

 

Length: Day Dream (25p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

Buy as eBook ($1.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-753-8)

 

 

 

 

A Snowman Made of Sand by J.J. Carroll

 

Giving Tris the perfect beach Christmas with the Ethan’s imperfect family is going to take a holiday miracle.

Last year in England, Australian Ethan Harvey not only met his “perfect” man in Tristan Lewin-Jones, Ethan shared a wonderful Christmas with Tristan’s “perfect” family—an ideal British holiday full of genteel good cheer and all the traditional trimmings.

 

Now Tris and Ethan are living in Sydney, and Tris wants the quintessential Australian beach Christmas, with sun, sand, surf, seafood… and the Harveys. But Ethan didn’t mention the Harveys are politically incorrect, rude, crude, and loud. He worries his family will drive Tris away. Giving Tris the perfect beach Christmas with the imperfect Harveys is going to take a holiday miracle.

 

Length: Day Dream (37p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Humor  | Release Date: December 1, 2014

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Stardust by Andrew Grey

 

With Georg’s life in Germany and Duncan’s in Boston, the chance for more than a holiday fling is as elusive as stardust.

Duncan is an ocean from home over the holidays and expects to spend them alone.  To his pleasant surprise, one of his European co-workers, Georg, befriends him and includes Duncan in the holiday traditions of his homeland: cutting a Christmas tree under starry skies at Georg’s country estate, decorating it at the family’s city home, and shopping at the Christmas market in Munich. Both men are lonely and realize they have much in common. But Georg’s life is in Germany and Duncan’s is in Boston. With the project they’re working on nearing completion, any chance for more than a holiday fling seems as elusive as stardust.

 

Length: Novella (62p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

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The Swag Man Delivers by Sean Michael

 

When Orpheus runs into Gage on an Australian beach, he figures Santa knew exactly what he was doing.

Orpheus “O” Drummond, a recent Ph.D. graduate, is visiting Australia after defending his thesis, and being dumped by his boyfriend. While alone on the beach in Australia was not how he’d originally planned on spending his Christmas, when O runs into Gage, he figures Santa knew exactly what he was doing.

 

Gage is traveling away from his Texan home, trying to “find himself.” When he finds O instead, he doesn’t think things could have worked out better. Together Gage and O celebrate Christmas in the best way they can think of.

 

Length: Day Dream (31p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

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Three Wise Men by Connie Bailey

 

Joon, Tae, and Sangsun belong together, but a relationship will mean defying tradition and coming out of the closet.

College friends Joon, Tae, and Sangsun parted ways after an aborted attempt at a threesome. Ten years later, life has carried them down very different paths, but Joon misses his friends and decides to invite them to his home in South Korea for Christmas. He believes they belong together, but convincing the others to defy tradition and try again will take faith, hope, and a lot of talking—especially since all three of them are still in the closet.

 

Length: Day Dream (29p.) | Genre: Contemporary, M/M/M | Release Date: December 1, 2014

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Tidings of Comfort and Joey Down Under by David Connor

 

It’ll take a miracle to set things right between Seth and Sandy. Good thing ’tis the season.

Seth Anderson thought he was a finalist in the Hot Jack cologne modeling contest for King’s Department Store, but Sandy King, upon reviewing Seth’s photo and resume, just wanted to jump him like a horny kangaroo. Seth quickly learns there is pain behind Sandy’s bravado and a sweet, lonely man behind the act. A holiday romance blossoms like the flowers on an Australian Christmas Bell.  When Seth, used to a family dynamic without boundaries, oversteps by outing Sandy to his estranged grandmother, however, everything changes. Sandy is furious. He breaks things off with Seth and threatens to return to the US. As Christmas approaches, any chance at happily ever after seems as likely as a snowstorm in Sydney. It would take a miracle from above to set things right. Good thing ‘tis the season.

 

Length: Novella (67p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Humor | Release Date: December 1, 2014

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Under a New Star by Leo d’Entremont

 

Old holiday traditions lead to crossed signals when scientist Michael and Aerial Morph Adrian discuss their relationship.

In the 26th Century, mankind has breached the light speed barrier and begun to colonize other planets. They’ve also learned to Design human beings, known as Morphs, for specialized colony missions. Adrian is an Aerial Morph, on his way to colonize the low-gravity planet Eridani VI with his scientist Partner, Michael. In violation of the rules of the Morph Projects, they’ve been lovers for months. Michael cares more about his work than anything, while Adrian doesn’t take anything seriously except Michael. Before they arrive at their new home, they need to curtail their relationship before it destroys their professional Partnership.

 

The colony ship is scheduled to arrive at their destination on Christmas Eve. Some old holiday traditions persist, but when Adrian and Michael have differing ideas about what’s best for their relationship and their careers, holiday gifts and ideas for new beginnings lead to crossed signals.

 

Length: Novella (76p.) | Genre: Science Fiction | Release Date: December 1, 2014

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The Virgin Miracle by Rob Rosen

 

Two strangers on a plane, one heading to Paris, the other Barcelona, with only a connection in London in common—at first.

Two strangers on a plane, one heading to Paris, the other Barcelona, both trying to get to their families in time for the holidays. It’s Christmas Eve, and all they have in common is a connection through London. When flights get delayed and cancelled, that connection goes beyond an airport, a terminal, and a secluded meeting room. And for Lance and Bruce, Christmas morning will hold even more joyous miracles.

 

Length: Day Dream (22p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

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Wait for Me by T.S. Morgan

 

When TJ returns his grandfather’s ashes to Scotland, a love story from the past might ignite one in the present.

To fulfill his grandfather’s final request, TJ Barclay travels to Scotland over Christmas to bury his ashes next to his lost love, so they can be together at last. While there, he meets Jamie, the orphaned grandson of the man his grandfather loved sixty years ago, before circumstances tore them apart. Concerned for Jamie, TJ can’t leave Scotland without knowing he’s all right. Neither man expected a love story from the past to ignite a new one in the present.

 

Length: Day Dream (21p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

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What Father Christmas Left by Felicitas Ivey

 

Jacob and Errol’s traditional holiday party is interrupted by the arrival of Jacob’s runaway younger sister.

Ex-Pat American Jacob Moore is looking forward to hosting his traditional Christmas Eve party with his partner, Errol. They love the quiet night of friends and food at their house in London, and the break before dealing with family, presents, and Boxing Day. The quiet is shattered when Jacob’s younger half sister, Pru, shows up on his doorstep, running away from home for a very good reason. Jacob has stayed in touch with her over the years, even though he’s estranged from their father. But nothing prepared him for this.

 

Now he has to decide what to do with this unexpected package from Father Christmas.

 

Length: Novella (45p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: December 1, 2014

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New Releases: November 7th, 2014

November 7, 2014

A Chaotic Range by Andrew Grey

 

When David and Brian are trapped in a snowstorm, it might be the start of a relationship–or the end of their lives.

Stories from the Range: Book Seven

 

Most of the time ranchhand David rescues stray cattle, but this time he and his fellow cowboys Wally and Haven save a stranded motorist. David is surprised to find his former high school classmate nearly frozen in his car. After learning that Brian Applewright’s boss fired him from his ranch for being gay, they invite him back to theirs to take a job.

 

David and Brian moved in different social circles at school, but working together brings them closer. However, David has a rocky history on the ranch. The foreman is his ex, and he only recently returned after a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to find greener pastures. He can’t risk his heart getting close to anyone.

 

But on a ranch, nature has a way of forcing an issue. When a snowstorm threatens, David and Brian head out to mend a fence and round up some stray cattle. David gets injured, and they must survive in the snow, cold, and wind.  It might be the start of a relationship… or the end of their lives.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Western | Release Date: November 7, 2014

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Rack & Ruin by Charlie Cochet

 

A shocking discovery puts Dex and Sloane’s fiery partnership to the test. As the case turns explosive, they’re in danger of losing more.

Sequel to Blood & Thunder; THIRDS: Book Three

 

New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly emerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.

 

Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.

 

Length: Novel (206p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction| Release Date: November 7, 2014

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New Releases: July 2nd, 2014

July 2, 2014

Devil’s Own by Susan Laine

 

Just weeks into their relationship, Niall and Gus are hoping for some time alone, but they’re thrown into another murder mystery.

Sequel to Sparks & Drops; The Wheel Mysteries: Book Two

 

A month and a half into their relationship, PI Niall Valentine and his occult shopkeeper boyfriend, Gus Goodwin, are hoping for a little time alone, but they’re thrown into another murder mystery.

 

Niall’s client, Angelina Talbot, is certain her new husband attempted to kill her, ambushing her in their bedroom, half-naked and covered in blood. Scared out of her mind, Angelina hit him with a lamp and ran away. Hugh Talbot lies dead in the bedroom, his head smashed in with a lamp—but the door is locked from the inside. Is Angelina truly an unwitting murderer, or are more sinister forces at play?

 

With a family of eccentrics, borderline criminals, and Satanists, the real killer could be any number of people wandering the mansion that night under the cover of darkness. The entire Talbot clan thrives in secrecy. Still unfulfilled and utterly perplexed, Niall and Gus are tasked with shedding some much-needed light on the shadowy case.

 

Length: Novella (192p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: July 2, 2014

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Electrochemistry by Andrew Grey

 

When Brad and Jordy crash into each other on a cruise, sparks fly. Brad wonders if the attraction will fade when they return to dry land.

Sequel to Biochemistry; Chemistry: Book Three

 

Science major Brad Jergens notices Jordy Fleming at school and at the grocery store where he works, but with the heat Jordy’s boyfriend emits, Brad doesn’t think he stands a chance. When Brad’s parents drag him along on a cruise, he and Jordy literally crash into each other, and the chemistry between them sends sparks flying. Unfortunately, as the weeklong cruise nears an end too quickly, Brad’s left to wonder if their mutual attraction will dissipate on a Caribbean breeze as soon as they return to dry land.

 

Length: Novella (164p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 2, 2014

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Risk & Reward by Jenni Michaels

 

Evan is the perfect Dom to satisfy Matthew’s needs, but Evan—who left the scene after a breakup—finds it hard to keep Matthew at a distance.

Matthew Bryson spends his days working quietly and wishing for a chance to explore another side of himself. When he gathers the nerve to post on a BDSM message board, Matthew meets Evan Haynes, a Dom recently removed from the scene after a messy break-up with his boyfriend/sub.

 

Evan and Matthew enter into a tentative D/s relationship, but only Matthew receives gratification. Still shaken from his experience, Evan refuses sexual reciprocation from Matthew, afraid he’ll grow too close. While Evan is the perfect Dom to satisfy Matthew’s needs, he finds it harder than he anticipated to keep Matthew at a distance, and it eventually becomes more than he can bear.

 

 

 

Length: Novella (126p.) | Genre: BDSM, Contemporary | Release Date: July 2, 2014

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