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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June 4, 2014
Country Strong by Caitlin Ricci
When Wyatt returns to the stable after an accident, he learns General has been sold to Kellen for retraining. Wyatt’s woes have just begun.
With only three months left on a lease-to-own agreement on a quarter horse Wyatt’s worked hard to own, a thunderstorm spooks General and he throws Wyatt, changing both their lives forever. Luckily, Kellen, a friend of the stable owner, calls for emergency medical attention, and Wyatt comes out of the hospital with a broken wrist and a concussion.
When Wyatt returns to the stable, he finds the owner has sold General to Kellen for retraining. But Wyatt’s woes have just begun, and now he must drive an hour to see his horse. The perks help balance the hardships, however, and Wyatt finds himself falling for Kellen. His fortitude is soon tested again by the ultimate betrayal when he learns Kellen doesn’t intend to return General after he’s trained.
Length: Novella (112p.) | Genre: Western, Erotic Romance | Release Date: June 4, 2014
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Fire Inside by Dawn Douglas
When Eric realizes that something is burning Tyler up from the inside out, he’s determined to find a way to help him.
After ten years as an active duty Marine, Captain Eric Ramos is rejoining civilian life. His first job is chauffeuring, assisting, and generally keeping track of NBA young gun Tyler Haley. Tyler’s had a rough few months, and his team owner is convinced he needs some hand-holding if he’s going to keep delivering wins for the St. Louis Fire Foxes.
Instead of the arrogant, over-privileged athlete Eric expected, Tyler is a big, blond, lonely twenty-three-year-old who needs more than just an employee to keep him in line. While taking care of Tyler, Eric changes from employee to friend, to something more. And when Eric realizes that something is burning the kid up from the inside out, he’s determined to find a way to help him before Tyler’s carefully constructed façade turns to ash.
Length: Novella (114p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 4, 2014
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Testament to Love by Ariel Tachna
Another mission to rescue yet another lost soul. Something about trouble painter Cameron grabs Emmanuel and won’t let him go.
Another mission to rescue yet another lost soul—Emmanuel isn’t sure how much more of the same old routine he can withstand. Get the fallen’s attention, save them from themselves, usher them back to grace, and return, simply to receive another assignment. But there’s something different about the troubled painter, Cameron Anderson, that grabs Emmanuel and won’t let him go.
Falling in love was never the plan. Committing the unpardonable sin is not an option for Emmanuel. He must choose: return home to stay and hope Cameron survives alone, or face the consequences of what he’s done in the hope of securing a life with Cameron.
1st edition published as a short story of the same title in October 2007 by Dreamspinner Press.
Length: Novella (80p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Angels and Demons | Release Date: June 4, 2014
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Taught to Love by T.J. Masters
Wanting to see his father happy again, Sam leads Rob and Ken to explore a seduction that might become true romance.
In an effort to help a boy who lost his mother, schoolteacher Rob Cooper offers to tutor him. He doesn’t expect to fall for Sam’s father, Ken Reid. Ken’s grief has led him to bury his needs and emotions in work, but he can’t deny the new feelings Rob awakens. Wanting to see his father happy again, Sam encourages a relationship, leading Rob and Ken to explore a seduction that might become true romance.
Length: Nap-sized Dream (54p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 4, 2014
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The Byte of Betrayal by Ashavan Doyon
When an online friend is revealed as a fake Caleb loses all sense of trust. Nicodemus hopes to reclaim what he lost when shows up in person.
Caleb McDonnell lives his life online. A thirty-year-old fast food worker, he spends his time talking in an Internet world where his job and living conditions can’t dictate his friendships. He’s found acceptance, friendship, and even romance. But when an online friend is revealed as a fake, Caleb loses all sense of trust. To stave off the emotional collapse of his betrayal, Caleb leaves his online life behind and retreats into the monotony of his job.
Nicodemus Rokos feels like his heart has been torn out. He knew Caleb would be hurt, but he’d hoped not to be shut out of his boyfriend’s life. He can only hope Caleb still feels something when he shows up in person to reclaim what he’s lost.
Length: Novella (73p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 4, 2014
Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-076-8)
February 28, 2014
My Roommate’s a Jock? Well, Crap! by Wade Kelly
It’s easy to become cynical when life never goes your way.
Cole Reid has been a social recluse since he was fifteen, when he was outed by his high school baseball team. Since then, his obsessive-compulsive behavior and sarcastic nature have driven away most of the population, and everyone else hates him because he’s gay. As he sees it, he’s bound to repulse any prospective friends, let alone boyfriends, so why bother?
By the time Cole enters college, he’s become an anal-retentive loner—but it’s not a problem until his roommate graduates and the housing department assigns Ellis Montgomery to move in with Cole. Ellis is messy, gorgeous, straight, and worst of all, a jock!
During a school year filled with frat buddies, camping expeditions, and meddling parents, Cole and Ellis develop a friendship that turns Cole’s glass-half-empty outlook on its head. There must be more to Ellis than a fun-loving jock—and maybe Cole’s reawakening libido has rekindled his hope for more than camaraderie.
Length: Novel (9 hours and 21 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary, Humor, Coming of Age
Release Date: January 16, 2014
Narrator: Jason Lovett | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)
Love, Like Water by Rowan Speedwell
Three years undercover with one of the worst gangs in the country left FBI agent Joshua Chastain shattered. Battling nightmares and addiction, he leaves the concrete jungle for New Mexico horse country, hoping to start over on his uncle’s ranch.
Foreman Eli Kelly spends his life rehabilitating abused animals, and Joshua is just another lost soul. But as Joshua slowly begins to put his life back together, Eli realizes that Joshua is a lot more than his newest project.
Joshua’s plan seems to work—maybe a fresh start was just what he needed. Then, just when he has finally found a sense of peace, crime and hatred nearly destroy all his hard work, forcing him to reevaluate what he wants out his relationship with Eli and his own life.
Length: Novel (9 hours and 48 minutes) | Genre: Western | Release Date: January 21, 2014
Narrator: K. C. Kelly | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)
Whiskey and Wry by Rhys Ford
He was dead. And it was murder most foul. If erasing a man’s existence could even be called murder.
When Damien Mitchell wakes, he finds himself without a life or a name. The Montana asylum’s doctors tell him he’s delusional and his memories are all lies: he’s really Stephen Thompson, and he’d gone over the edge, obsessing about a rock star who died in a fiery crash. His chance to escape back to his own life comes when his prison burns, but a gunman is waiting for him, determined that neither Stephen Thompson nor Damien Mitchell will escape.
With the assassin on his tail, Damien flees to the City by the Bay, but keeping a low profile is the only way he’ll survive as he searches San Francisco for his best friend, Miki St. John. Falling back on what kept him fed before he made it big, Damien sings for his supper outside Finnegan’s, an Irish pub on the pier, and he soon falls in with the owner, Sionn Murphy. Damien doesn’t need a complication like Sionn, and to make matters worse, the gunman—who doesn’t mind going through Sionn or anyone else if that’s what it takes kill Damien—shows up to finish what he started.
Length: Novel (8 hours and 41 minutes) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: January 21, 2014
Narrator: Tristan James | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)
Inherit the Sky by Ariel Tachna
Caine Neiheisel is stuck in a dead-end job at the end of a dead-end relationship when the chance of a lifetime falls in his lap. His mother inherits her uncle’s sheep station in New South Wales, Australia, and Caine sees it as the opportunity to start over, out on the range where his stutter won’t hold him back and his willingness to work will surely make up for his lack of knowledge.
Unfortunately, Macklin Armstrong, the foreman of Lang Downs who should be Caine’s biggest ally, alternates between being cool and downright dismissive, and the other hands are more amused by Caine’s American accent than they are moved by his plight… until they find out he’s gay and their amusement turns to scorn. It will take all of Caine’s determination—and an act of cruel sabotage by a hostile neighbor—to bring the men of Lang Downs together and give Caine and Macklin a chance at love.
Length: Novel (6 hours and 53 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: January 31, 2014
Narrator: William James | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)
Greenwode by J Tullos Hennig
The Hooded One. The one to breathe the dark and light and dusk between….
When an old druid foresees this harbinger of chaos, he also sees whom it will claim: young Rob of Loxley. Rob’s mother and father, a yeoman forester and a wisewoman, have raised Rob and his sister, Marion, under a solemn duty: to take their parents’ places in the Old Religion as the manifestations of the Horned Lord and the Lady Huntress.
But when Gamelyn Boundys, son of a powerful nobleman, is injured in the forest, he and Rob begin a friendship that challenges both duty and ideology: Gamelyn is a devout follower of the Catholic Church. Rob understands the divide between peasant and noble all too well. And the old druid has foreseen that Gamelyn is destined to be Rob’s sworn enemy—to fight in a blood sacrifice for the greenwode’s Maiden.
In a risky bid for happiness, Rob dares the Horned Lord to reinterpret the ancient rites—to allow Rob to take Gamelyn as a lover instead of a rival. But in the eyes of Gamelyn’s church, lust is a sin—and sodomy is unthinkable.
Length: Novel (17 hours and 21 minutes) | Genre: Historical European, High Fantasy
Release Date: February 2, 2014
Narrator: Ross Pendleton | Buy as Audio Book ($24.95)
Body Magic by Poppy Dennison
A pack is only as strong as its weakest member. Rocky Harris knows how the system works. He’s been on the bottom rung his whole life. But when his alpha consigns him to the High Moon Pack to help them improve security, he finds his beliefs not just challenged but outright assaulted.
Cade Montgomery’s confidence took a hit when the pack’s cubs were kidnapped on his watch. He’s prepared to do anything to protect his family, even if it means working with Rocky. Maybe Cade doesn’t trust Rocky, but with the turmoil surrounding pack Alpha Gray’s unpopular decision to break tradition and mate with a mage named Simon, Cade knows more threats are coming.
Then someone declares war on shifters and puts the entire pack in danger. Cade and Rocky will need each other’s strengths to survive the impending battle—and the power of their growing attraction.
Length: Novel (6 hours and 29 minutes) | Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal, High Fantasy, Werewolves/Shapeshifters | Release Date: February 6, 2014
Narrator: Robert G. Davis | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)
The Isle of… Where? by Sue Brown
When Liam Marshall’s best friend, Alex, loses his fight with colon cancer, he leaves Liam one final request: buy a ticket to Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, and scatter Alex’s ashes off the pier. Liam is tired, worn out, and in desperate need of a vacation, but instead of sun, sea, sand, and hot cabana boys, he gets a rickety old train, revolting kids, and no Ewan MacGregor.
Liam would have done anything for his friend, but fulfilling Alex’s final wish means letting go of the only family Liam had left. Lost, he freezes on the pier… until Sam Owens comes to his rescue.
Sam’s family has vacationed on the Isle of Wight every year for as long as he can remember, but he’s never met anyone like Liam. Determined to make Liam’s vacation one to remember, Sam looks after him—in and out of the bedroom. He even introduces Liam to his entire family. But as Sam helps Liam let go, he’s forced to admit that he wants Liam to hang on—not to his old life, but to Sam and what they have together.
Length: Novel (7 hours and 34 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: February 7, 2014
Narrator: Max Lehnen | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)
Plan B by SJD Peterson
Danny Marshal has always lived his life out loud, but his androgynous appearance is only a small part of who he is. One night at a frat party, Danny meets Lance Lenard, football jock and apparent straight guy. Lance is shocked when he’s immediately attracted to Danny’s feminine side. Danny is happy to be the subject of Lance’s first man-on-man experiment—until Lance begins to struggle with the fact that despite his appearance, Danny is indeed a man.
Lance’s whole life has been focused on his goal of playing in the NFL, and he knows those dreams will be smashed if anyone finds out about his little secret. Although Lance has grown to crave Danny’s touch, he’s not willing to give Danny what he’s grown to crave: a boyfriend who’s proud to love him for every flamboyant and snarky cell in his body.
Life sends Danny and Lance in different directions, each of them focused on his respective Plan A. But the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
Length: Novel (8 hours and 8 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: February 7, 2014
Narrator: Andrew McFerrin | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)
A Boy and His Dragon by R. Cooper
Arthur MacArthur needs a job, and not just for the money. Before he dropped out of school to support his younger sister, he loved being a research assistant at the university. But working for a dragon, one of the rarest and least understood magical beings, has unforeseen complications. While Arthur may be the only applicant who isn’t afraid of Philbert Jones in his dragon form, the instant attraction he feels for his new employer is beyond disconcerting.
Bertie is a brilliant historian, but he can’t find his own notes without help—his house is a hoard of books and antiques, hence the need for an assistant. Setting the mess to rights is a dream come true for Arthur, who once aspired to be an archivist. But making sense of Bertie’s interest in him is another matter. After all, dragons collect treasure, and Arthur is anything but extraordinary.
Length: Novel (10 hours and 1 minutes) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Narrator: Guy Veryzer | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)
An Unconventional Courtship by Scotty Cade
Tristan Moreau loves his job as chief administrative officer and personal assistant to Webber Kincaid, President, Chairman, and CEO of Kincaid International. It would be the perfect job… if only he hadn’t fallen in love with his boss as well as the work. After two years, he’s still doing everything in his power to keep his feelings hidden—mostly because he wants to protect the reputation of his famous boss but also because he wants to keep his job.
Webber Kincaid has stayed in the closet, using his best friend and confidante as his beard. Everything in his life was working out just fine until he met Tristan Moreau. Within months, Tristan stole his heart and became his lifeline. But Webber knows the rules of the workplace better than anyone, so he’s kept his distance.
But two years is too long to wonder “what if?”—especially when business takes them to a private Caribbean island. When Tristan and Webber succumb to the tropical heat, their professionalism starts to backslide. It’s a seemingly impossible relationship, making a go at it under the paparazzi’s microscope. It may be the best—or the worst—business decision they ever made.
Length: Novel (7 hours and 21 minutes) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: February 13, 2014
Narrator: Finn Sterling | Buy as Audio Book ($19.95)
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
Our Dark Mochaccino Mousse are stories of danger and how our men strive to overcome it.
1. Storm Season by Nessa L. Warin
2. Clouds and Rain by Zahra Owens
3. A Matter of Time by Mary Calmes
4. Dirty Secret by Rhys Ford
5. The Gifted One by Jacob Z. Flores
6. Conquer the Flames by Ariel Tachna
7. Another Healing by M. Raiya
8. Haffling by Caleb James
9. Rarer than Rubies by EM Lynley
10. Memory Kick by C.M. Torrens
Help us complete the list! Share your favorite dark mochaccino mousse stories in the comments below.
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?
February 12, 2014
Who doesn’t love a good cherry? The men in these stories certainly enjoyed being the one to pop a cherry (or have theirs popped)!
1. The One That Got Away by Rhianne Aile and Madeleine Urban
2. Once in a Lifetime by Ariel Tachna
3. Burning Ashes by H. Lewis-Foster
4. Dignity Takes a Holiday by Rick R. Reed
5. Shying Away by Kate Sherwood
6. Sunrise Over Savannah by Scotty Cade
7. Shiny! by Amy Lane
8. Same Page by Lily Velden
9. Fettered by Lyn Gala
10. Cherries on Top by Rowan McAllister
There have to be more than ten Cherry Cordials out there! Help us complete our list in the comments below.
February 12, 2014
The Raspberry Caramel Duet brings together two distinct flavors, just as these books bring together men in two distinct times in their lives, our May/December romances.
1. Clouds and Rain by Zahra Owens
2. Exploring Limits by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna
3. After Ben by Con Riley
4. Bullheaded by Catt Ford
5. Chasing the Sun by Jacob Z. Floes
6. Acrobat by Mary Calmes
7. A Hard Winter Rain by John Inman
8. The Boy Who Came In From the Cold by B.G. Thomas
9. Honeymoon Cottage by Matt Brooks
10. Tattoos & Teacups by Anna Martin
Did we miss your favorite Raspberry Caramel duet? We want to know what it is!
February 12, 2014
Like the Dark Mint Medallion, the men in these stories have a hard outside but a sweet, soft center that only those closest to them ever get to see.
1. Shades of Gray by Brooke McKinley
2. Inside Out by Andrew Grey
3. Warrior’s Cross by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux
4. To Love a Cowboy by Rhianne Aile
5. Fallout by Ariel Tachna
6. Drive Me Home by Chrissy Munder
7. Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville
8. Duet by Eden Winters
9. Irish Winter by John Simpson
10. Under the Skin by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna
Add some more dark mint medallions for us to enjoy!
February 12, 2014
The Dark Chocolate Caramels have a hard outer shell but the rich inside reminds us that even swashbuckling heroes need a dash of romance.
1. Checkmate by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna
2. Greenwode by J Tullos Hennig
3. Mark of a Man by Maggie Lee
4. Beyond the Spanish Road by Annie Kaye
5. The Jouster’s Lance by A.J. Marcus
6. Stealing the Wind by Shira Anthony
7. Cross Bones anthology
8. Dash and Dingo by Catt Ford and Sean Kennedy
9. The King’s Heart by Rowena Sudbury
10. Beloved Pilgrim by Christopher Hawthorne Moss
Have we left out your favorite dark chocolate caramel? There were too many to choose from so complete our list in the comments below!