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.
December 19, 2011
Can Hank and Pat win the trust of a scared boy in time to stop a series of grisly murders from claiming another victim? The Rent Boy Murders by John Simpson and Robert Cummings, available from Dreamspinner Press.
The latest entry in John Simpson’s popular gay cop series that began with Murder Most Gay partners Simpson with coauthor Robert Cummings and finds policemen Hank Capstone and Pat St. James on the trail of a serial killer who targets young male hustlers.
While Hank and Pat are very happy with their home lives and their husbands, the police work has become more perilous and unpleasant. Though Hank and Shawn, along with Pat and Dean, enjoy a weekend at Gay Pride in New York City, they know their investigation into the brutal murders of rent boys will be waiting when they return home. Along with trying to investigate the murders, they must also deal with Pat’s old training officer who is now working in the detective bureau. Blinded by ambition and alcoholism, Flanders wreaks havoc on an otherwise solid case against the killer.
When their sergeant’s gay nephew, Clay, is lured into a meeting, then drugged and raped, the sergeant asks for Hank and Pat’s help. Clay is reluctant to talk to the cops, but Hank and Pat will need to gain his trust once they discover his attack may hold clues to catching the killer and closing the case that a dozen other detectives are trying to solve.
September 23, 2011
David and Shane face down the terrorists who have kidnapped their son. Condor and the Crown by John Simpson, available from Dreamspinner Press.
When former President of the United States David Windsor is appointed the American ambassador to the Court of St. James, it necessitates a move to England. Uprooting his family and moving his staff, David and his husband, ex-Secret Service Agent Shane Thompson-Windsor, settle into Winfield House with their adopted son, Jack, and two feisty Scottie puppies.
Life is finally settling into a routine when Jack is abducted by Libyan nationals. No longer able to call directly upon US military forces, David turns to his successor as President, Victoria Wilson, to enlist her aid and gain her approval of a daring rescue attempt, and asks his cousin King William for help luring the kidnapper to British soil for retribution. It’s a mission that will ultimately involve the British Marines and even personal phone calls to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as David will stop at nothing to see his son safely home.