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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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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May 23, 2014
Because of Jade by Lou Sylvre
Luki and Sonny combat self-doubt and fear and help each other learn to parent Jade, and still nourish the love that has kept them whole.
Luki Vasquez receives the news he’s still cancer free after five years, and he wants to celebrate with his whole family. He and his husband, Sonny James, take a road trip south, intending to gather at the home of his nephew Josh, Josh’s wife Ruthie, and Jade—a little girl who was still in the womb when she and her mother helped Luki beat lung cancer.
Halfway to their destination, Luki learns Josh and Ruthie have met a tragic death. The horrible news lays Luki low, but he pulls himself together in time to be the family’s rock and see to the dreaded business of tying up loose ends. The most important business is Jade, and when Luki and Sonny head home, they take Jade with them.
Luki and Sonny must combat self-doubt and fear and help each other learn to parent an unexpected child—and they must also nourish the love that has kept them whole for the past ten years. A relative’s spurious claim to Jade threatens the new family, and even if they prevail in court, they could lose their little girl unless they can rescue Jade from evil hands and true peril.
Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 23, 2014
A Dance with Domination by K.C. Wells
Gareth and Andrew are in pain and need the freedom they find in each other. But the past has a way of intruding on the present.
Recently returned to the UK after living in the States since he was eleven, Andrew Barrett is determined to keep busy and make a new life for himself. He works full time as a copywriter and strips at a club on Canal Street on weekends. But it still leaves him too much time to think. Then he finds the BDSM club, Collars & Cuffs, where at twenty-nine, he is their youngest Dom. Young doesn’t mean inexperienced, however. All this activity keeps him focused with no time to dwell on the past. But the past has a way of intruding on the present.
It’s been four long years since Gareth Michaels last set foot inside Collars & Cuffs. But when he finally summons his courage and steps back into his former world, he finds the man who drove him away is still a member, and what’s more, he wants Gareth back. Two men in pain need the freedom they find in each other, but it takes another man’s horrific plans to make them see it.
Length: Novel (220p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM | Release Date: May 23, 2014
Love Means… Patience by Andrew Grey
Cody suffers from PTSD and is struggling to rejoin the real world. Brick takes him in, and the two discover they have a lot in common.
Years after his discharge from the Marines under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Cody Culver lives in a PTSD-induced world all his own. On a mission, under misconceptions that Geoff and Eli are the enemy, Cody breaks into their farmhouse but is quickly brought back to his senses by a frying pan to the head. After receiving much needed help in the hospital, Cody has nowhere to go. Luckily, kindhearted Eli knows just where to turn.
When Eli asks former Marine Brick Hunter to help, Brick isn’t sure he wants to get involved. But Brick has worked through his own PTSD, and like it or not, he owes Eli a favor. With Cody struggling to rejoin the real world and Brick agreeing to take him in, they discover they have more in common than either of them thought possible.
Though Cody tries to stay in the here and now, he sometimes flashes to unexplainable traumatic events—events that don’t fit his usual war zone delusions. As the “delusions” grow more frequent, it becomes apparent they might not be delusions at all. Cody may have actually witnessed a murder.
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 23, 2014
April 30, 2014
Double Dose by Gene Taylor
Doug helps Blayne find his doppelganger. Setting up a meeting between Blayne and Cary, Doug hopes to find out just how alike the two are.
Everyone Blayne Carter knows has lost his or her mind. He doesn’t have a twin, so why do people keep swearing they’ve seen him in places he hasn’t been? Blayne finally spots the look-alike at a gay bar and becomes intrigued, but his longtime friend and former lover, Doug Adams, distracts him, and Blayne loses track of his supposed twin. Some friend Doug is. Thanks, dude.
But Doug vows to make it up to Blayne and discovers the name of this doppelganger: Cary Fontaine. Doug sets up a meeting for Blayne and Cary, hoping Blayne will share all the details—down to the bare facts. Seriously, Doug is as curious as Blayne to find out exactly how much these two look alike, clothes on and off.
Length: Novella (82p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 30, 2014
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Machine by K.Z. Snow
As Fanule—de facto mayor of Taintwell—regains control of his mind, he must solve the mystery of the Spiritorium.
The closing-day flea market at the Marvelous Mechanical Circus always draws a colorful crowd, but salesman Will Marchman doesn’t expect to see a large, elaborate gold wagon on the plaza—especially one called the Spiritorium. The wagon’s exotic looking owner claims he can perform “cleansings and siphonings” via a miracle-working machine housed within. He can supposedly flush the wickedness out of people and places.
The Spiritorium appears in the Mongrel village of Taintwell the next day, setting off a potentially tragic chain of events that begins with a shocking revelation. To make matters worse, Fanule Perfidor, de facto mayor and Will’s lover, has been neglecting to take the tonic that stabilizes his moods. Besieged by his illness, Fan drives Will away. Then Fan’s best friend, vampire Clancy Marrowbone, vanishes, causing a rift between him and his mortal lover. Then Will disappears.
As Fan regains control of his mind, he knows what he must do to save his village and the people most important to him. He must solve the mystery of the Spiritorium and confront a man he’d hoped never to see again.
Length: Novella (224p.) | Genre: Steampunk, Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Vampires, Ghosts/Spirits | Release Date: April 30, 2014
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Marked by Grief by Caitlin Ricci
Jason helps Kit after his brother’s death, but it’s not enough. In fact, Jason can’t get through to Kit until he starts ordering him around.
Six months after Kit lost his big brother to a drunk driver, he’s alone and feeling like everyone has left him behind. He struggles to get out of bed, to feed himself, to talk to his parents. Worst of all, the man he loves, his brother’s best friend, hasn’t spoken to him since the funeral.
Tattoo artist Jason always planned to wait until Kit was a bit more experienced and mature before he told Kit how he felt about him. But Bear’s death changes everything, and Jason opts to give Kit space to heal.
However, the next time they meet, Jason is startled at how far Kit has deteriorated, so he takes him home. Simply taking care of Kit isn’t enough. Marking Kit with the tattoo he demands opens a window, but Jason still isn’t getting through, until he begins ordering Kit around and sees how receptive Kit is to his strong hand.
1st Edition published September 12, 2012 by Silver Publishing
Length: Novella (116p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM | Release Date: April 30, 2014
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Stuck in Oz by Andrew Grey
After their mother dies, Jeremy and Petey head for Kansas. There, Jeremy hits it off with Nate, who convinces Jeremy that he’s wanted.
When Jeremy and Petey’s mother died, their house was taken to pay the debts she left behind, leaving them homeless. Afraid Petey will be put in foster care, they have no one to turn to but their Uncle Milt, so they pack up Jeremy’s beat-up car and leave San Diego for Wamego, Kansas.
They arrive in the middle of a snowstorm and stop at the local diner to contact their uncle, where they meet Nate. Nate and his aunt help them contact Uncle Milt, and he agrees to help.
Jeremy and Nate hit it off quickly, but Jeremy runs when he’s made to believe their new home isn’t permanent. Nate goes after him, finds him, and convinces him that he’s wanted. However, just as Jeremy and Nate begin to trust each other, Petey’s estranged father appears and threatens to tear Jeremy’s new life and fledgling family apart.
Length: Novella (176p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 30, 2014
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March 31, 2014
A Courageous Ride by Andrew Grey
Marshall is attracted to former bull rider Indigo, and the attraction doesn’t go unanswered. Marshall is torn between love and his career.
Aspiring orchestra conductor Marshall is exhausted after months of auditions without a single job offer. Marshall’s friend, Terry, recommends a change of scenery and points Marshall in the direction of a dude ranch run by former bull rider Indigo Santana. Marshall is understandably skeptical, but his friend is convincing, and Marshall needs a break, so he agrees to go.
Indigo captures Marshall’s attention but leaves him confused. Indigo’s confidence is shot after an injury ended his rodeo career, and he walks with a slight limp. He hasn’t been anywhere near a bull since he was hurt, and he’s not the most accommodating host. After all, the only reason he keeps guests is because his family ranch is all but bankrupt.
Marshall’s attraction doesn’t go unanswered, which leaves him with a huge dilemma. He’s torn between the possibility of love, something he’s searched for all his life, and the career he’s worked toward for as long as he can remember, which is miles away. From his side of the fence, Indigo doesn’t see how the ranch could ever be enough.
Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Western, Contemporary | Release Date: March 31, 2014
Sharing Heart by Ken Murphy
Mark expected to live happily ever after when he married Trevor. But in Boston, Trevor’s job and the cold are taking a toll.
Between their love for each other and their medical careers taking off, everything should be perfect for Mark Smith and Trevor Hayes. After all, happily ever after begins with “I do.” At least that’s what Mark expected when he and Trevor married. But six months in Boston and the threat of a harsh winter have turned Mark bitter, and his fall on the ice only adds to that chill. Boston is very different from Mark’s native Atlanta, and he’s having a hard time adjusting.
As a junior partner in a very busy cardiothoracic surgery practice, Trevor has little choice but to spend almost every waking moment at the hospital. In spite of all the difficulties in their lives, both men want to start a family. The challenge will be figuring out how to make it happen.
Unfortunately, with Trevor’s long hours to blame for a nasty accident, Mark begins to resent the toll Trevor’s job and the New England cold is taking on them. Maybe it’s the Boston air, or maybe happily ever after is just a fairy tale.
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 31, 2014
Grand Adventures Edited by Anne Regan
In 2011, TJ Klune and Eric Arvin began a journey of love and invited us along. All income from this anthology goes directly to them.
On September 1, 2011, TJ Klune wrote, “…it’s not about the ending, it’s about the journey…” in a review of Eric Arvin’s Woke Up in a Strange Place. With those words, two men began a journey of love and invited us to ride along. TJ and Eric have shared so much with us: their wonderful books, their smiles, their humor, their lives, and their inspiring devotion to each other. In December of 2013, their journey took a detour when Eric was taken to the emergency room. He survived the surgery to remove a cavernous hemangioma from his brain stem, but the challenges TJ and Eric face are far from over.
The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eric’s continued recovery, to help bring strength to TJ, and to show both of them just how much love surrounds them. Grand Adventures is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love. We’re going on some grand adventures for a great cause. Thank you for joining us.
One hundred percent of the income from this volume goes directly to TJ and Eric.
Foreword by S.A. McAuley
An Unexpected Thing by John Amory (Sequel to Protection)
The Twinkie Ignition by J.E. Birk
When Friendship Becomes More by Sophie Bonaste
Isle of Waiting by Sue Brown (A Missing Moment from Isle of Waves)
The Jogger by KC Burn
Holding Court by Cardeno C.
For Dear Life by Mary Calmes
Under the Full Moon by Ellis Carrington
Stripped by Shae Connor (2nd Edition)
That Place Across the Hall by C.C. Dado
Mistaken MD by Phoenix Emrys
Cops and Comix by Rhys Ford
Last First Kiss by LE Franks
Tomorrow by John Goode
From Fantasy to Friends by CR Guiliano (A Companion to For You)
Witness Protected by Dawn Kimberly Johnson
Water Under the Bridge by Mia Kerick (Sequel to Not Broken, Just Bent)
A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness by Amy Lane
An Atheist and a Yoga Instructor Walk into a Bar by Rowan McAllister
Stalking 101 by Moria McCain
Simple Desires by Tempeste O’Riley (A Spin-off of Designs of Desire)
Object of Care by Zahra Owens (A Clouds and Rain Story)
Kid Confusion by Madison Parker (A Companion to Play Me, I’m Yours)
Fall Train by Jaime Samms
The Exhibition by Andrea Speed (An Infected Short; Infected: Roan and Dylan)
What You Will by Tinnean (A Companion to Two Lips, Indifferent Red)
Prologue by Brandon Witt
Length: Novel (320p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Angels and Demons, Western, Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy | Release Date: March 31, 2014
March 7, 2014
Love Comes Home by Andrew Grey
Greg has a lot going on and doubts he’ll see Tom again. Tom tries to form a special baseball team for Greg’s recently blind son.
When architect Gregory Hampton’s son, Davey, starts having trouble in Little League, Greg takes him to an eye doctor. The diagnosis hits them hard. Davey’s sight is degenerating rapidly, and eventually he’ll go blind.
Tom Spangler is used to getting what he wants. When Greg captures his attention, he asks Greg for a date. They have a good time until Greg gets a call from the friends watching his son, telling him Davey has fallen. Greg and Tom return to find the worst has happened—Davey can no longer see.
With so much going on in his life, Greg doubts he’ll see Tom again. But Tom has researched beep baseball, where balls and bases make sounds to enable the visually impaired to participate in Little League. Tom spearheads an effort to form a team so Davey can continue to play the game he loves. But when Greg’s ex-wife shows up with her doctor boyfriend, offering a possible cure through a radical procedure, Greg must decide how far he’ll go to give Davey a chance at getting his sight back.
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 7, 2014
Screwups by Jamie Fessenden
The attraction between Jake and his new roommate, Danny, is undeniable. If Jake wants to be with Danny, he must fix someone else’s mess.
In 1996, Jake Stewart is starting his third year at the University of New Hampshire. Even as a successful business major, he is absolutely miserable. Not only is Jake pursuing a field he hates when he’d rather study art, he is utterly terrified of what will happen if his father finds out he’s gay. When he finally gets up the courage to move into the creative arts dorm on campus, his new roommate, Danny, is openly gay—and there’s no denying the attraction between them.
Danny Sullivan has been out since high school, and he appears comfortable with his sexuality. But something happened in Danny’s past—something that gives him nightmares he refuses to talk about. Unknown to Jake, the way he mistreated his friend, Tom Langois, when Tom came out to him in high school, is mild compared to the way someone very much like Jake treated Danny.
It may be too late to fix the mess Jake made with Tom, but if Jake wants to be with Danny, he’s going to have to fix the mess made by another closeted jock he’s never even met.
Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 7, 2014
Walls That Divide by Michael Murphy
Sparks fly when Darrin and Luis meet. Melissa sees Darrin as her ticket to a comfortable future, and sabotages their love.
Sparks fly at first sight when Darrin Smith meets Luis Garcia, an IT consultant hired by Darrin’s father to install new computer equipment and software. Unfortunately, Melissa, a rebuffed and embittered office manager, sees Darrin as her ticket to a comfortable future and finds his interest in Luis a threat. Though she sets out to sabotage their chance for a relationship, their love is stronger than the obstacles she throws their way.
Life is looking up for Darrin and Luis until Melissa’s manipulating gets Luis arrested and deported to Costa Rica. But there’s one major flaw in her scheming: Luis was born in California, has never set foot on Costa Rican soil, and doesn’t even speak Spanish.
For their love to survive, Darrin must move heaven and earth to follow and find Luis before it’s too late.
A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.
Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Bittersweet Dreams | Release Date: March 7, 2014
February 12, 2014
Pure white chocolate, light, sweet, the perfect introduction to the world of m/m romance…
1. Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy
2. Simple Men by Eric Arvin
3. Promises by Marie Sexton
4. Bear, Otter, and the Kid by TJ Klune
5. A Helping of Love by Andrew Grey
6. Her Two Dads by Ariel Tachna
7. Wes & Toren by J.M. Colail
8. Between Two Worlds by Shelter Somerset
9. Hotel Pens by Geoffrey Knight
10. The Unforgiving Minute by Sarah Granger
February 12, 2014
The chocolate in these candies are as solid as the men they represent, men who serve in one respect or another. Men who proudly represent the uniform they wear.
1. Hot Head by Damon Suede
2. Maritime Men by Janey Chapel
3. Murder Most Gay by John Simpson
4. Beyond Duty by SJD Peterson
5. Black Hawk Tattoo by Aundrea Singer
6. Incoming by Robert Cummings
7. Uniform Appeal anthology
8. Redemption by Fire by Andrew Grey
9. Fire on the Mountain by P.D. Singer
10. Brokenhearted by Cate Ashwood
Got any other chocolate demitasse men for us? We’d love to hear your favorites.
February 12, 2014
Who doesn’t love a little snow on the roof? Our White Ganache Bliss highlights the best of age and experience.
1. Snow on the Roof anthology
2. Beyond Duty by SJD Peterson
3. The General and the Horse-Lord by Sarah Black
4. The Hand-me-down by Zahra Owens
5. Inherit the Sky by Ariel Tachna
6. Good to Know by D.W. Marchwell
7. Rite of Passage by Bryl R. Tyne
8. The Cool Part of His Pillow by Rodney Ross
9. Life Begins at Forty by Jessie Blackwood
10. Spot Me by Andrew Grey
Share some white ganache bliss with us. Who are your favorite characters with a little snow on the roof?