December 3, 2014
All’s Fair in Mate Bonds and Publishing by Alana Ankh
When half-werewolf Killian meets werewolf Alpha Brett, he’ll have to set aside his beliefs if he wants his own happily ever after.
For Killian Marsden, werewolf romance is overrated. After all, he should know, since he’s a half-werewolf and an editor for a romance-publishing house. He’s tired of reading mate bond fairytales, because real life doesn’t work that way. In the real world, Alphas abandon their half-breed children. Not that Killian’s jaded or anything. Simply realistic. So when werewolf Alpha Brett comes knocking, demanding explanations on a rejected manuscript, Killian reels away, or at least tries to.
Brett is a walking, talking Alpha cliché: big, possessive, and growly. His last name is Wolfe, for crying out loud. But Brett is also trustworthy, devoted to his pack, and a little silly when in love. Soon, Killian discovers that maybe, just maybe, he might love Brett in return.
Unfortunately, Killian is not the only one who wants to claim Brett. He will have to set aside his beliefs about mate bonds and deadbeats if he wants his own happily ever after werewolf romance.
Length: Novella (117p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Humor
Release Date: December 3, 2014
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Candy Man by Amy Lane
With the holidays approaching, Adam is going to have to ask himself which is harder—letting Finn in or living without him?
Adam Macias has been thrown a few curve balls in his life, but losing his VA grant because his car broke down and he missed a class was the one that struck him out. One relative away from homelessness, he’s taking the bus to Sacramento, where his cousin has offered a house-sitting job and a new start. He has one goal, and that’s to get his life back on track. Friends, pets, lovers? Need not apply.
Finn Stewart takes one look at Adam as he’s applying to Candy Heaven and decides he’s much too fascinating to leave alone. Finn is bright and shiny—and has never been hurt. Adam is wary of his attention from the very beginning—Finn is dangerous to every sort of peace Adam is forging, and Adam may just be too damaged to let him in at all.
But Finn is tenacious, and Adam’s new boss, Darrin, doesn’t take bullshit for an answer. Adam is going to have to ask himself which is harder—letting Finn in or living without him? With the holidays approaching it seems like an easy question, but Adam knows from experience that life is seldom simple, and the world seldom cooperates with hope, faith, or the plans of cats and men.
Length: Novella (136p.) | Genre: Holiday, Contemporary | Release Date: December 3, 2014
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Home Sweet Home by John Simpson
When unexplainable things start to go bump in the night, Kevin and Jason search for answers. They uncover the last thing they expected.
Fruity drinks, days on the beautiful beaches of Key West, and falling in love in the pool makes a perfect vacation. Just when it seems things can’t get any better, Jason meets the man of his dreams. As he watches Kevin frolic in the ocean, Jason knows Kevin is the guy he’s been waiting for. It’s almost too good to be true when they discover they both live in New York. Buying a house together is supposed to mean happily ever after. But while their life may be perfect, their house is less than peaceful. When unexplainable things start to go bump in the night and an otherworldly experience forces Kevin and Jason to search for answers, what they uncover is the last thing they expected.
1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2010
Length: Novella (66p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Ghosts/Spirits
Release Date: December 3, 2014
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It’s Christmas Everywhere But Here by Liam Grey
Russ’s Christmas joy is quickly deflated by his mother’s zealotry, leaving him to ponder if peace, love, and matricide go hand in hand.
Christmas brings dreams of peace, love, and family time for most. Sadly, Russell Moore isn’t so blessed. Since his coming out and marriage prompted a less-than-joyful reaction from his religious parents, Russ has kept his distance to avoid their conservative disapproval. With his husband David deployed overseas for the second Christmas in a row, Russ gives in to the loneliness and takes his stepchildren to meet his parents for the first time, hoping the “goodwill toward men” spirit will overcome his mother’s zealotry.
But Russ’s Christmas joy is too quickly deflated by his mother’s unmet expectations, leaving Russ to ponder if peace, love, and perhaps matricide go hand in hand.
Length: Novella (94p.) | Genre: Holiday, Contemporary | Release Date: December 3, 2014
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Vixen’s Valor by Charlie Cochet
Vixen sets off on a mission to ensnare the kind-hearted lieutenant, Vale. But Vixen’s selfish ways are sure to lead to disaster.
Rein Dear is a prestigious title, accompanied by admiration, devotion, and celebrity status, all of which one saucy Vixen thrives on. Alas, Vixen’s only concerned with having fun, unlike his stuffy and sensible best friend, Rudy Rein Dear, who Vixen has always been jealous of. Aside from being chosen by Mayor Kringle to be captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, Rudy’s managed to snag himself a prince, even if that prince is the dangerous and imposing Jack Frost.
All’s not lost for Vixen though. He discovers Jack’s cousin Vale has a soft spot for him. Vale Frost might not be a dashing prince, but he’s the next best thing: a decorated lieutenant for the Toy Soldier Army, and a member of the Frost monarchy.
Determined to get what Vixen feels he deserves, he sets off on a mission to ensnare the kind-hearted lieutenant. But Vixen’s selfish ways are sure to lead to disaster, and it’ll take more than a little courage to set things right.
Length: Novella (82p.) | Genre: Fairy Tales, Holiday, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: December 3, 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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March 26, 2014
Beyond Obsession by John Simpson & Robert Cummings
After Brian helps Adam recover his property, he wants more than Adam is willing to give, and things take a supernatural turn.
After coming out to his family and being disowned by his father, Adam is forced to drop out of college and work at a convenience store to make ends meet. At the store, he meets handsome but married and deeply closeted police officer Steven Miller. Their illicit affair quickly becomes much more for Adam, but Steven can only return his affections physically. Hurt and unfulfilled, Adam turns to a gay dating site to hook up for sex. During one of his hook-ups, he’s robbed.
Although Adam expects Steven to help him out, Brian, another member of the dating site, comes to his rescue instead. Brian helps him recover his property and wants a more personal relationship. But when the man who robbed Adam turns up dead and things happen that Adam can only describe as supernatural, it becomes apparent Brian wants more than Adam is willing to give.
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts and Spirits | Release Date: March 26, 2014
His Lion Tamer by Caitlin Ricci
Charlie is so nervous he can hardly talk to Quinn. He’s shocked when Quinn invites him out for a weekend at his big cat sanctuary.
Charlie thinks his Friday will be the same as any other working as an animator, until Quinn Fitzgerald and his rescued Asiatic Lion, Aseem, walk into the studio. While the lion is impressive, his handler is the real reason Charlie’s heart skips a beat.
Quinn has devoted years of his life to rescuing big cats, so he can’t turn down the donation the animation company is offering in exchange for using one of his cats as a model.
Charlie isn’t quite as confident as the handsome, charming man his sister teasingly calls Sex God Quinn Fitzgerald. He’s so nervous he can hardly talk to the other man, so he’s shocked when Quinn not only notices him but invites him to spend the weekend at his big cat sanctuary.
Note: This novella is derived from a combination of two novellas previously published by Silver Publishing: Taming the Lion Tamer and Lions in the Candlelight.
Length: Novella (152p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 26, 2014
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Take a Look by Gene Taylor
Grant writes a bad review and his boyfriend Jordan is taken and roughed up. They must hide out before their next “look” is from a coffin.
Jordan Baldwin has a job at a popular coffee shop, a cool apartment downtown, and a charming hunk of a new neighbor who doesn’t mind taking a chance on him. Jordan’s also got a smartass mouth on him, just like his new boyfriend, Grant Heathman. Compatibility is definitely a plus.
Grant writes a review column called “Take A Look” for the local newspaper, which intrigues Jordan even more since Grant is blind. But Grant takes Jordan to a new Italian restaurant and shows him how it’s done, leaving the place with only a modest 4-star review. Just when Jordan doesn’t think Grant can impress him any further, the surprises keep on coming.
After a bad review, Jordan finds himself kidnapped, roughed up, and mistaken for Grant. Now Grant and Jordan must hide out before the next “look” they take is from a coffin.
Length: Novella (84p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Humor | Release Date: March 26, 2014
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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
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!
January 13, 2014
Flare by Posy Roberts
Hugo and Kevin move-in together, but Hugo realizes his presence might do more harm than good. He must make a choice: stay, or walk away?
Hugo Thorson and Kevin Magnus are learning to live again after the death of Kevin’s wife, Erin. They’re doing everything they can to make a stable home for Kevin’s kids, but that stability is threatened when Kevin is served legal documents: Erin’s parents want custody of Brooke and Finn.
Meanwhile, Hugo is offered several acting jobs; to encourage him to take them, Kevin hires a nanny who is very hands-on with the kids. But Hugo feels distanced from his new family, so he makes the decision to leave his eclectic neighborhood and moves in with Kevin. He quickly finds he has a hard time fitting in with the suburbanites, and Kevin’s passive-aggressive “friends” make Hugo feel anything but welcome. Yet he keeps his concerns a secret and tries to take it all in stride.
When Brooke is bullied about having two dads, Hugo realizes his mere presence might be doing more harm than good. The stress will force him to make a choice: does he stay and fight for the family he loves, or does he walk away to let them live in peace?
Length: Novel (330p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: January 13, 2014
Royal Love by John Simpson
Darren is the US President’s son. His love affair with Prince Michael might be over before it begins after an incident at a gay nightclub.
With their adopted son Jack safe and sound back at the Winfield House, US Ambassador David Windsor and his husband, ex-Secret Service Agent Shane Thompson-Windsor, begin to settle into a routine. Shane’s attention to the security of the US President’s adult son, Airman Darren Wilson, keeps them busy, however. While David and Shane think they have President Victoria Wilson’s son under wraps, Darren carries on as carefree as any young man in the arms of a man he’s sure he loves: Prince Michael.
Discreet outings in the English countryside and days spent visiting castles fill Darren and Michael’s time, under the ever-present eyes of security, the US ambassador, and Shane. But an incident at a gay nightclub leaves their guards scrambling. What will Darren’s mother think? How will the King react? Darren and Prince Michael’s love affair might be over before it even begins.
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: January 13, 2014
Out of Hiding by Mia Kerick
Dario’s cool perfection and immaculate style contrast with Philippe’s awkward scruffiness, waking a desire Philippe thought was gone.
After graduating from high school early, twenty-year-old Philippe Bergeron spent the past several years lost among the stars while fishing off the New England coast. A shoulder injury ends his dream of living reclusively on the water, and he finds himself lost among the bright lights of New York City. His older brother, Henri, has asked Philippe to chaperone his seventeen-year-old niece, Sophie, on her tours of the city’s legendary dance programs.
Sophie meets with professional dancer and choreographer, Dario Pereira, to prepare a routine for her college auditions. Dario’s cool perfection and immaculate style contrast with Philippe’s awkward scruffiness, but it wakes desires Philippe thought he’d left behind. When the attraction is surprisingly returned, Dario’s confidence won’t let Philippe remain invisible. Unsure but curious, Philippe relaxes his rule of isolation, and as the summer progresses, his relationship with Dario leads him to a surprising discovery of his submissive sexual tendencies and a greater sense of self-awareness.
Tragedy threatens to destroy the connections Philippe has made and forces him to retreat into the shadows of his past, far from the radiance of Dario’s love. Ultimately, he must decide if it is time to stop hiding and set himself free.
Length: Novel (180p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: January 13, 2014
December 7, 2012
Brian and those closest to him must battle not only earthly foes but the devil himself. Peter’s Chair by John Simpson, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Pope Dominic V is dying. Among the cardinals called to Rome is Brian Blair of the United States: young, headstrong, gay, and accompanied by his lover and aide, Monsignor William Hart. When the pope passes, the cardinals meet in the papal conclave to choose his successor. To everyone’s surprise, especially his own, Cardinal Blair is elected.
Taking the name John XXIV, Blair immediately sets out to change church policy in the area of human rights. In the face of strong opposition, he approves birth control and urges equal treatment of those in the gay community.
In the midst of controversy and an attempt on the new pope’s life, evidence that a group of conservative priests have invited Satan into St. Peter’s Basilica comes to light. Now Brian and those closest to him must battle not only earthly foes but the devil himself.
Second Edition – First Electronic Edition published by Devine Destinies (June 2009)
August 29, 2012
Frankie and Sam make the best of the cards they’re dealt—but is there any room in an escort’s life for love? Hard Streets by John Simpson, available from Dreampinner Press.
Life as a New York City street hustler isn’t easy. Luckily Sam has the older, more experienced Frankie to guide him through the pitfalls of his new life. Together, Frankie and Sam make the best of the cards they’re dealt—but is there any room in an escort’s life for love?
August 27, 2012
August 3, 2012
Even on vacation trouble finds homicide detectives Pat and Hank. Murder on a Queen by John Simpson & Robert Cummings, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Sequel to The Rent Boy Murders — Murder Most Gay: Book Four
It’s trouble in paradise for homicide detectives Pat St. James and Hank Capstone. After four years as Pat’s partner, Hank wants to move on from Homicide. Sensing the friendship might be about to implode, Pat’s and Hank’s husbands book the four of them a vacation on the gay-friendly cruise liner Queen Mary II.
But what’s supposed to be a relaxing holiday soon turns deadly. The wife of a wealthy hotel magnate has enlisted her lawyer’s help in relieving her husband of the hotel chain and the money that comes along with it—and all of them are on board. When Pat and Hank stumble into the midst of the domestic dispute and the ship runs afoul of a handful of hired mercenaries, the detectives will have their hands full trying to save the Queen, their husbands, and their partnership.
Series: Murder Most Gay Series by John Simpson and Robert Cummings
March 13, 2012
Will a winter on the beach be enough for Alex and Clayton to build a relationship? Alex and Clayton by John Simpson, available from Dreamspinner Press.
After quiet, closeted years working as a librarian, Clayton decides to quit his job and use his inheritance to buy a small bookstore in the gay-friendly resort town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. It’s the beginning of what he hopes will be a new life free of his old repressions.
Alex, an ex-military man and former cop, decides to retire to Rehoboth and buys a house three blocks from the beach. Determined to fill his time with more than chasing hot guys, he visits the local bookstore, where he meets Clayton.
As winter sets in, the town is all but deserted, and Alex and Clayton find themselves together more than apart. Clayton would like a relationship, but his fear of coming out keeps getting in the way. Alex’s sex appeal might be enough to convince Clayton to take a chance in the open… but it will take something more to make it happen.