May 12, 2014
Bottoms Away by Etienne
Chris Bottoms is glad to be home from the first of two surgeries that will free him of his ostomy bag, but life is keeping him on his toes.
Chris Bottoms is glad to be home from undergoing the first of two surgeries that will free him from the ostomy bag he’s been wearing for more than a year. He’s anxious about the upcoming second surgery, but life is keeping him on his toes.
The bank hierarchy is clearly grooming Chris’s partner, Mickey O’Donovan, vice president of a mega-bank, for a promotion. That doesn’t help reconcile the family who turned their backs on Mickey for not going into the family business. To make matters worse, Chris’s little brother’s abusers are still out there, and that makes Chris angry. He and Mickey are raising Ted now. Between dealing with spiteful relatives and doing their best by a hurt ten-year-old boy, Chris and Mickey wonder how much more reality they can take.
Chris’s second and final surgery can’t come soon enough. Both men are looking forward its most important side-effect—Chris will once again be able to enjoy prostate massage—but not until three months after the surgery.
Length: Novel (244p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 12, 2014
Motel. Pool. by Kim Fielding
Tag Manning feels hopeless and empty, and has hit the open road. At an isolated spot on Route 66, he picks up the ghost of Jack Dayton.
In the mid-1950s, Jack Dayton flees his working-class prospects in Omaha and heads to Hollywood, convinced he’ll be the next James Dean. But sleazy casting couches don’t earn him stardom, and despair leads to a series of poor decisions that ultimately find him at a cheap motel off Route 66, lifeless at the bottom of the pool.
Sixty years later, Tag Manning, feeling hopeless and empty, flees his most recent relationship mistake and takes to the open road. On a roundabout route to Las Vegas, he pulls over to rest at an isolated spot on Route 66. There’s no longer a motel or pool, but when Tag resumes his journey to Vegas, he finds he’s transporting a hitchhiking ghost. Jack and Tag come to find much-needed friends in each other, but one man is a phantom and the other is strangely cursed. Time is running out for each of them, and they must face the fact that a future together may not only be a gamble… it may not be in the cards.
Length: Novel (206p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts/Spirits | Release Date: May 12, 2014
Roped by SJD Peterson
Tek was cultivated from birth to lead the Crimson Eight motorcycle gang; and Jamie fated to be his second. Their love could get them killed.
Life has been known by a series of constants. Violence, anger, drugs, sex, death, heartbreak, pain, fear and the most common, hunger. Always hunger. Not the kind that can be satisfied with food, but the kind born of circumstance. The kind that not only claws within a gut, but settles into a heart, consumes a mind. Deeper. Encircles, penetrates the soul. Hunger for something more, something better, safer. Always just out of grasp.
It’s part of me.
Who I am.
Born of blood and violence, hunger is my fate.
Yet, the slightest things can change the directions of a life. An unplanned circumstance, random act—a connection—a chance event, like a lightning strike, fate trumped.
Jamie is my lightning strike.
Tek Cain was cultivated from birth to lead the motorcycle gang, Crimson Eight. Jamie Ryan, his best friend, is destined to be his second. But forbidden desires have them questioning everything they know, and an undeniable bond makes them want more than their supposed brotherhood can provide. Their love could get them killed, but they are bound to each other—from the cradle to the grave.
Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM | Release Date: May 12, 2014
January 15, 2014
Bottoms Out by Etienne
Chris and Mickey settle down to raise Chris’s brother Ted. But Ted’s been abused and Chris wonders how many secrets one family can have.
After the death of their mother, Chris Bottoms adopted his little brother, Ted, and Chris and his partner, Mickey O’Donovan, settle down to raise him. Through paperwork left by his mother, Chris learns his brother has a deeply troubled past.
During a Thanksgiving visit with Chris and Ted’s maternal grandparents, they find out Chris’s grandfather allowed his friends to abuse Ted, so Chris severs all ties with that side of his family.
Through his job at a hospital, Chris hears of a surgeon at the Mayo Clinic who has developed an ileostomy reversal technique that has proven successful in cases like his. When Chris enters the clinic for preliminary testing, he learns he is a good candidate for the procedure and schedules the first of two surgeries for the beginning of January. A visit from estranged relatives while he’s in the hospital leaves him wondering how many secrets one family can have.
Length: Novel (266p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: January 15, 2014
Dumped in Oz by Andrew Grey
Emotions build as Roger shows Lyle the landmarks of Oz. But Roger’s wicked witch of an ex-wife threatens him and he faces with a challenge.
Because of an opportunity he’d be a fool to turn down, Lyle Powers transfers to his company’s warehouse in central Kansas. The last thing he expects is to meet another gay man in the small town, let alone one who captures his interest.
Roger Kypers is a recovering alcoholic with a twelve-year-old daughter he only gets to see for part of the summer. Neither Lyle nor Roger is looking for a relationship, and they fumble at the start, yet emotions build as Roger shows Lyle the landmarks of Oz.
But when Roger’s wicked witch of an ex-wife threatens to take his daughter away for good if he doesn’t act “normally,” he’s faced with the challenge of letting her get away with it, or fighting to accept himself and standing up for what he knows is right.
Length: Novella (164p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: January 15, 2014
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Fireheart by Kay Ellis
Prince Tylan has the gift of magic in a world where it is outlawed. He must keep another secret when he meets Sully, his tutor.
In a world where magic is outlawed, Tylanovaar must hide his true identity. As a young prince about to be married, the last thing his people can find out is that he has the gift of fire in his veins.
But when he meets the man hired to turn him into a suitable heir for the throne, he’s forced to keep another secret.
Sully is an elite lawkeeper called a Rider. When a young man he meets by chance ends up being the Prince of Evolin, Sully becomes his tutor at the king’s request. Tylan fascinates him, and a journey to help Tylan learn to control his magic gives them time alone, but not enough. They take ever greater risks to be together until they are caught in Sully’s bed on Tylan’s wedding night, causing Tylan to lose the fragile hold he has over his gift.
Length: Novella (112p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: January 15, 2014
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Kai for Christmas by E.T. Malinowski
Cade wants Kai under his Christmas tree in nothing but a big red bow. But Cade’s shenanigans may ruin something beautiful in the making.
Kai O’Donnell hates Christmas. It’s not the blaring commercialism or the too-perky people. Being an interior designer, Kai can handle most people. But during Christmas, he has to deal with a man who gets under his skin like no other: Cade. Handsome—hand-me-a-towel-because-I’m-drooling-sexy—sarcastic Cade.
Cade Randall has been in love with Kai O’Donnell since setting eyes on the auburn-haired Native American. Falling back on his teenage habits, Cade picks on Kai every time they’re together. He wants Kai under his Christmas tree in nothing but a big red bow, his to keep forever, but Cade’s shenanigans may ruin something beautiful in the making.
Length: Nap-size Dream (56p.) | Genre: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Holiday
Release Date: January 15, 2014
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June 17, 2013
Attachment Strings by Chris T. Kat
Jeff isn’t sure he’s ready to play house or overcome his prejudices, but he begins to think Alex might be worth it. Attachment Strings by Chris T. Kat, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Detective Jeff Woods and his partner have a new case. Someone has been making threatening phone calls to the mayor’s daughter, vowing to kill her disabled child. Though there have been accidents at the girl’s school—enough to take the threats seriously—the facts are few, and leads are sparse.
Needing a breather from the burden of the case, Jeff heads to a bar, where he meets Alex Fisher. Alex isn’t his type, but he’s young and cocky and perfect for a one-night stand. Or two. Soon Jeff starts thinking about how difficult and lonely it is being a cop, and that maybe Alex could fill a void in his life. But Alex has his own obligations: a disabled brother who is the target of threatening letters.
Jeff isn’t sure he’s ready to play house or overcome his prejudices, but he begins to think Alex might be worth it. Caught between his growing affection and his inner demons, Jeff struggles to focus on the case and protect Alex and his brother as the danger builds.
Children of Forever by Etienne
When Marco’s immortal father remarried an immortal woman, Marco never expected that their children would develop a supernatural ability. Children of Forever by Etienne, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Could you handle living forever, knowing you would watch your friends grow old and die? Could you handle loving someone, knowing you would live forever… without them?
When Marco’s immortal father remarried an immortal woman, Marco never expected that their children would develop a supernatural ability: Serafina and Valerius can communicate telepathically. Not only that, but they’re hearing telepathic cries for help from someone they don’t know. Desperate to conceal his family’s secrets, Marco decides to investigate the strength of their abilities by taking Valerius with him on a planned visit to an institution in a distant city.
Soon Valerius reveals that the voice’s owner is Sergio, an adolescent who has been institutionalized for most of his life. Tests reveal a family connection to Marco’s family, so they decide to have Sergio moved to a spot nearer to where they reside—but they aren’t the only ones interested in Sergio’s heritage.
November 16, 2012
Rodney, Clint and Lucien race against time to solve some crimes and arrest those involved while trying to build a relationship strong enough to survive over distance. Scourge by Etienne, available from Dreamspinner Press.
The Ivory Solution: Book One – The Chronicles of Old Town
When two young men set up an amateur sting to expose a pastor’s pedophilia, they gather plenty of evidence not just of the pastor’s predilections but of something even more sinister. Out of their depth, they call in FBI experts to investigate.
Meanwhile, Clint Buchalla, investigative reporter for the Washington Ledger, is sent to Atlanta to interview a man about his top-secret study. Clint is so angry at his editor for cutting his vacation short that he gets drunk and winds up in bed with the man he was supposed to interview, Dr. Rodney Poucher. But it’s exuberant grad student Lucien Cormier, Rod’s houseboy with benefits, who really captures Clint’s attention… when he isn’t busy investigating the sharp drop in birth rates in metropolitan Black and Hispanic communities.
Rodney’s findings lead him, Clint, and Lucien to a meeting with the deputy director of operations of the FBI. But they only have so much time to figure out what’s going on and arrest those involved—and for Clint and Lucien to work out whether the spark between them can span the distance between Atlanta and DC.
August 20, 2012
Their families make things difficult for Tom and Noah but will their love prevail? The Performers by Etienne, available from Dreamspinner Press.
An Avondale Story — Sequel To Love Turns the Page
Tom Foster and Noah Webster have been together for three years. In that time, Tom has completed his doctorate, Noah has begun working on his master’s, and both men have come into their own as performers. Suddenly international recognition becomes a reality instead of a dream. They even perform at the dedication of a concert hall at the University of Aragoni.
But it’s not all smooth sailing. They still have to battle Noah’s Uncle Joe over the division of property he owned with Noah’s late father. Tom’s father has been distant ever since Tom chose music over law school. And Noah’s mother’s attitude toward his relationship with Tom leaves something to be desired. With their busy performance schedules, will Tom and Noah be able to make peace with their parents and get a fair deal?
Series: Avondale Stories by Etienne
April 24, 2012
A new addition to their family brings new legal battles to Charles and Philip. Triumph by Etienne, now available from Dreamspinner Press.
Charles and Philip Barnett have settled down to raise their children, but their domesticity is disrupted when Philip’s nephew Steve is delivered to their doorstep early one morning after being beaten senseless by his homophobic father.
So the family grows, but of course, that’s the easy part. A rabidly fundamentalist sheriff and a gay-bashing incident leave Steve and his new boyfriend in legal hot water and at the mercy of the deputies’ harassment, and Charles must once again take up the fight for justice for his loved ones.
March 20, 2012
Will Philip and Charles put Philip’s murder accusation behind them or are those responsible still on the loose? Tribulation by Etienne, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Two weeks after Philip d’Autremont is acquitted of his wife’s murder, it’s time for him and his partner and lawyer, Charles Barnett, to start building their life together. But it turns out that not everyone in Atlanta is as ready to leave the trial in the past as Charles and Philip, and a surprise attack leaves Charles in the hospital and Philip’s arm in a sling.
With thoughts of their own mortality fresh in their minds, Charles and Philip make a decision that will change their lives forever. Future plans and home renovations take their minds off the attacks, but the danger isn’t over yet: the people behind the attacks are still at large, and they weren’t acting alone.
February 11, 2012
Can Charles defend Philip against murder charges or is their love doomed from the start? Trial by Etienne, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Attorney Charles Barnett thought it was all over for him and his heart. In the three years since his partner died, he hasn’t felt so much as a spark of attraction to another man. That suddenly changes when Charles is assigned a new case and meets his new client. Recent widower Philip d’Autremont has been traveling in all the same circles as Charles, but somehow they’ve never managed to meet. Now that they have, both men find themselves falling hard and fast.
But there’s more than one hurdle to Charles and Philip beginning a love affair, much less maintaining it: Philip is on trial for murder, a politically ambitious and homophobic district attorney is determined to convict him, and Charles is responsible for Philip’s defense.
December 14, 2011
Will Rion’s love be enough to help Mitch cope with his past? Curiosity Satisfied by Etienne, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Mitch Edwards has it made: at twenty-nine, he’s just been named partner at a law firm and he’s just bought his first house. But he has the feeling something is missing, and he’s pretty sure he knows what it is. So when the woman he’s been dating goes out of town for three weeks, he seizes the opportunity and summons the courage to visit a gay bar.
He takes home Rion Murphy, and they hit it off so well that after a few weeks of exploration on Mitch’s part, they decide to make the arrangement more permanent. But then Mitch’s past catches up with him, and it’s up to Rion to help him cope.
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November 4, 2011
Will Tom and Noah’s romance survive an encounter with Noah’s homophobic father? Love Turns the Page by Etienne, available from Dreamspinner Press.
An Avondale Story
Tom Foster has his life planned out, and he’s systematically pursuing his goals. At twenty-two, he’s been organist and choirmaster at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd for three years, he’s working on his doctoral thesis, and he’s beginning a secondary career performing in concert. There is no room in his schedule for romance… until Noah Webster, a gorgeous green-eyed blond, walks into the church one evening to audition for the choir.
What starts as an arrangement of convenience—Tom’s usual page turner is unavailable, and Noah agrees to do the job—soon turns into a fast friendship. Then Noah, who is saddled with an obnoxious roommate, rents the spare bedroom in Tom’s house, and ultimately the two men become lovers and partners in life. But before they can ride off into the sunset together, they must face one major obstacle: Noah’s violent, homophobic Southern Baptist father.