New Releases: April 29th, 2015

April 29, 2015

Just Desserts by Mary Calmes

 

A hinky recipe for chocolate mousse might help gallery owner Boone Walton and chef Scott Wren find the love missing from their lives.

A Tale of the Curious Cookbook

 

Boone Walton has tried hard to create some distance between himself and his past. He’s invested in his new life, his New Orleans art gallery, and his friendship with Scott Wren. Things finally seem to be settling down to normal, and Boone couldn’t be happier.

 

Chef Scott Wren wants much more than normal with Boone. He wants to raise things to the next level, but Boone is terrified—and not because of the ghost in Scott’s apartment or Scott’s relatives. No, Boone’s past is about to pay him a visit, and the only thing that can get between Boone, Scott, and a hinky recipe for chocolate mousse found in a curious cookbook is the river of pain Boone had to swim across to get to this side of The Big Easy. There’s a secret behind the ingredients, though—one that might reveal the trust and love that have been missing from Boone’s life.

 

Length: Novella (102p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 29, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-861-0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Dance with Mary Jane by John Goode

 

After Shayne’s death, Peter calls his voice mail to hear him one last time. He isn’t prepared when Shayne answers the phone.

2nd Edition

 

Peter was devastated when he lost his love, Shayne, in a car crash. Though he knows nothing will bring Shayne back, Peter takes solace in listening to Shayne’s voice mail, just to hear his voice one last time. He’s not prepared when one night, Shayne answers the phone.

 

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

 

1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2012.

 

Length: Novella (60p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Bittersweet Dreams | Release Date: April 29, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-928-0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sea Calls My Name by Hollis Shiloh

 

Daniel and Leaf have more in common that a love for the sea, and their ties to the ocean may be more fantastic than they imagined.

He lost his magic. How?

 

Returning to the bookstore by the sea, Daniel worries about how to tell his father that the money he saved to send his gifted son to magic school was a waste.

 

Daniel buries his secret under the pretense of coming home for a vacation. Then he meets Leaf Springfield, a beautiful young man who’s been systematically beaten down by his uncle.

 

Irresistibly drawn to one another, they learn they share more than a love for raw fish and the ocean—both have lost a mother, and their ties to the ocean may be more fantastic than they can imagine.

 

Passion explodes between the two. It terrifies Daniel how quickly his feelings for Leaf grow.  There may be more here than meets the eye—about both of them.

 

Length: Novella (70p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy | Release Date: April 29, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-991-4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surprised at Nothing by Kristi Lee

 

Reggie wonders if he made a huge mistake in trusting Kelp, for the “rock” Kelp disappeared with might be a dragon’s egg.

Even in a Magus world, things are not always as they seem. However, what could possibly go wrong when archeologist Reggie Orrick, the red-haired son of a red-haired Magus, halts his Eastern European dig and travels to Ireland to research his latest find of what’s probably just a fossilized rock?

 

With Reggie’s luck? Everything.

 

Once in Ireland, Reggie crosses paths with Ian “Kelp” McGinty, an Unfortunate of Magus and Fae ancestry, who’s more than happy to appoint himself Reggie’s guide and confidant. Kelp’s irrepressible personality and compelling “something” draws Reggie to him, and Reggie’s about convinced himself to extend his stay to get to know the Unfortunate better. But one near-tragic car accident later, and Kelp disappears… with Reggie’s rock.

 

Reggie’s left to wonder if he’s made a huge mistake in trusting Kelp, for the “rock” might just be an Irish Snakesbane—an egg from an extinct line of dragons!

 

Length: Novella (80p.) | Genre: Urban Fantasy | Release Date: April 29, 2015

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-851-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tales of the Curious Cookbook by RJ Scott, Amy Lane, Marie Sexton, Amber Kell & Mary Calmes (Print Only)

 

A mysterious handwritten cookbook full of magical recipes is about to find its way into new lives, just when it’s needed most.

A Tale of the Curious Cookbook

 

It’s called comfort food for a reason.

 

Not much is known about the cookbook, except that years ago, the mysterious Granny B collected a set of magical recipes and wrote them down. Over the years, each book has been modified, corrected, added to, and passed down through the generations to accumulate its own unique history. The secrets behind these very special recipes are about to find their way into new hands and new lives, just when they’re needed the most.

 

Food created out of love casts a spell all its own, but Granny B’s recipes add a little something extra. This curious cookbook holds not only delicious food, but also the secrets of love, trust, and healing, and it’s about to work its magic once again.

 

Enjoy these stories from: RJ Scott, Amy Lane, Marie Sexton, Amber Kell, and Mary Calmes

 

Length: Novel (346p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 29, 2015

Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-990-7)

New Releases: April 15th, 2015

April 15, 2015

The Bricklayer by Serena Yates

 

Mike and Ash must discover who is sabotaging Mike’s work, and why, before Mike faces a lawsuit.

A Workplace Encounters Book

 

Mike Brown has been a bricklayer working for the same construction company since leaving high school at eighteen. While building a conservatory for a Victorian house northwest of downtown Baltimore, Mike meets Ash, the landscaper hired to restore the gardens, when Ash distractedly stumbles over some of Mike’s equipment. Mike offers to take Ash to dinner as an apology, Ash hesitantly agrees, and the two men start dating. Then Mike is pulled away from his next assignment of building fireplaces by a promotion he doesn’t want, only to be fired for incompetence two weeks later. With Ash’s support, Mike must figure out who sabotaged his work, and why, before he faces a lawsuit.

 

 

 

Length: Novella (133p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 15, 2015

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-63476-021-8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Along the Way by Marie Sexton

 

Daniel’s plan is simple: clear the clutter from his parents’ house, with the help of neighbor Landon. But the universe has other plans.

A Tale of the Curious Cookbook

 

Three months after losing his parents in a car crash, Denver weatherman Daniel Whitaker returns to Laramie, Wyoming. It’s bad enough dealing with the death of his parents and his failing relationship of fifteen years, but when he finds his childhood home full of clutter, Daniel is at a loss. He enlists Landon, his parents’ sexy neighbor, to help him sort through the mess.

 

Landon Kushner is a study in contradictions. He builds wind sculptures out of scrap metal and loves the outdoors, but he also rides a mint-green Vespa and has an affinity for knitting and fortune-telling. He’s been friends with Daniel’s parents for years, and he’s more than willing to lend a hand.

 

Their plan is simple: clean the house so Daniel can sell it and get back to his life in Denver. But when a strange cookbook comes into Landon’s possession, Daniel begins to realize that the universe – and Granny B – may have other plans.

 

Length: Novella (126p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 15, 2015

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-858-0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conflict of Interest by Zahra Owens

 

While investigating a corrupt Scotland Yard detective, Finn and Tommy must confront danger and their feelings for each other.

When a material witness changes her story during a court interrogation, allowing the man who assaulted her little boy to go free, Senior Crown Prosecutor Finn DeHavilland’s legendary self-control goes out the window. His subsequent suspension from appearing in court leaves Finn with time on his hands. Desperate to continue working, and after regularly attending his mandatory psychiatric sessions, he accepts a delicate case involving a fraudulent Scotland Yard police detective.

 

Excited to be assigned to the case, DS Tommy Drummond, who has had a soft spot for Finn since Finn defended him during an internal investigation, and his partner, Stevie Fielding, begin uncovering evidence. A series of seemingly random occurrences muddle their investigation. Believing they’re on the right path, the team pushes forward, until Tommy’s apartment goes up in flames. Offering Tommy a guest room in his home turns up the heat on the growing feelings between Finn and Tommy. But Finn’s baggage may be too much to deal with, and paranoia threatens to tear them apart. As the net around the corrupt detective tightens, it becomes clear he must have had help from high places, and Finn and Tommy become pawns in the game.

 

Length: Novel (276p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: April 15, 2015

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-916-7) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-915-0)

White chocolate demitasse

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

 

Coconut Truffle

February 12, 2014

Fun and flirty like the coconut truffle, the twinks in these books will win you over with their mischievous ways.

 

1. Play It Again, Charlie by R. Cooper

2. Turkey in the Snow by Amy Lane

3. Inside Out by Andrew Grey

4. Strawberries for Dessert by Marie Sexton

5. One True Thing by M.J. O’Shea

6. My Rugby-Playing Twink by Jaime Samms

7. Play Me, I’m Yours by Madison Parker

8. precious_boy by K.Z. Snow

9. Omorphi by C. Kennedy

10. Leather+Lace by A.B. Gayle

 

Do you have a favorite coconut truffle twink? Share him with us in the comments!

New Releases: June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013

The Thirteenth Shard by J.L. O’Faolain

When a powerful witch is murdered by mundane means—the NYPD calls in Tuulois MacColewyn and the rest of Section Thirteen.

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A Section Thirteen Story; Sequel to The Thirteenth Sigil

When a powerful witch is murdered by mundane means—with the killer leaving behind clues reminiscent of an old mortal folktale—the NYPD calls in Tuulois MacColewyn and the rest of Section Thirteen.

It’s been a while since Cole and his onetime partner, Corhagen, have worked together on a murder case, and sparks still linger between them despite Cole’s budding relationship with Inspector Joss Vallimun. As they struggle to put their past behind them and discover what happened to the witch, they unearth clues to similar murders. Murders that remind them of an old adversary in a case still unsolved.

When further evidence leads Cole and Corhagen to the shattered fragments of a mythical sword, it points to a cryptic clue about a prophecy involving a king. The revelation leaves Cole reeling and sets him up to make what could be the biggest mistake of his life….   

Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense

Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-634-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-633-0)

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Destiny on the Tracks by Drake Braxton

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Time becomes Wheeler’s enemy as he quickly falls into a whirlwind affair with a man in the past.

While on business in a small town near Chicago, Wheeler Reynolds hears a tale about a traveling circus killed nearby in a horrific train wreck over ninety years ago. Haunted by the story, Wheeler falls asleep thinking someone is calling his name… and wakes up in 1918.

Wheeler believes it’s his mission to stop the accident from occurring until he meets Nicola Tenaglia, an aerialist for the circus. Time becomes his enemy as he quickly falls into a whirlwind affair. When they are discovered, events spin out of Wheeler’s control, and he and Nicola are separated. Then the train begins to pull away. Nicola’s time is running out….

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novella (88p.) | Genre: Time Travel, Bittersweet Dream| Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-574-6)

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Fear, Hope, and Bread Pudding by Marie Sexton

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Jon and Cole resolve to stay positive, but they can’t help but wonder if their dream of being parents just wasn’t meant to be.

Part of the Coda Series; Sequel to Strawberries for Dessert

Families should grow, not shrink. It’s been on Jon Kechter’s mind since before he tied the knot with his millionaire lover, Cole Fenton. Now hoping to adopt, Jon and Cole search for a mother-to-be willing to let them love her baby, but the interminable wait is wearing on them both.

Jon is close to his father, George, but until Cole, he didn’t have anyone else. Now George is pushing Cole to reconcile with his estranged mother. When the three of them spend Christmas with her in Munich, the results are disastrous. Jon and Cole resolve to stay positive, but no hope exists without a tinge of fear. Jon and Cole can’t help but wonder if their dream of being parents just wasn’t meant to be.

Length: Novella (140p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-555-5)

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Tuck & Cover by SJD Peterson

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After two years, Tucker is paired up with Owen once again. Getting through training while ignoring the sexual tension will be a battle.

2nd Edition

Battle Buddy

At nineteen, Shane Tucker joins the army. Tucker is gay but not ready to be open about it, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell seems like a convenient way to avoid dealing with his sexuality.

The army suits Tucker; he does well from the beginning. Then, during boot camp, he’s assigned a “battle buddy,” Owen Bradford. Owen is a walking, talking wet dream with no concept of personal space. Tucker only survives the constant temptation by venting to his diary.

Two years later, Tucker—now in the Army Ranger program—is paired up with Owen once again. Getting through training while ignoring the sexual tension between him and his battle buddy might be the biggest test of Tucker’s military career.

Tuck & Cover

You may have read Tuck’s diary entries, but they don’t tell the whole story. Tuck will argue the point, but he definitely got a few details wrong—not that I blame him. He was, if you remember, a little sexually frustrated at the time. He probably wasn’t thinking straight. I’ll never get tired of teasing him about that. Anyway, here’s what really happened.

Rangers lead the way! – Owen

First Editions published by Silver Publishing; Battle Buddy March 2012; Tuck and Cover November 2012

Length: Novella (141p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 5, 2013

Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-854-9)

DREAMSPINNER PRESS HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA

October 4, 2012

Dreamspinner Press celebrates Halloween in style!

During the month of October, we will be offering the following special discounts.

October 1-4: All eBooks in the Angels and Demons category will be 25% off.

October 5-7: All eBooks in the Shifters and Vampires categories will be 25% off.

October 8-11: All eBooks in the Fantasy, Fairytales and Other Paranormal categories will be 25% off.

October 12-14: All Yaoi eBooks and eBooks by our authors who are attending YaoiCon in Los Angeles will be 25% off.

Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Nessa L. Warin, Shira Anthony, Lori Hawkins, Rhys Ford, Augusta Li, Eon de Beaumont, EM Lynley, Venona Keyes

October 15 – 18: The 2008 Advent set will be available for 44.99 through October 31. It will go out of print on November 1, so don’t miss your last chance to get it! All Christmas eBooks will also be 25% off.

October 19-21: All eBooks by authors attending GayRomLit will be 25% off.

Abigail Roux, Aleksandr Voinov, Allison Cassatta, Amy Lane, Ana Bosch, Andrew Gray, Anel Viz, Anne Tenino, Ariel Tachna, Belinda McBride, Brita Addams, Charlie Cochet, Christopher Koehler, Clancy Nacht, Clare London, Damon Suede, Devon Rhodes, Eden Winter, Edmond Manning, Ellis Carrington, EM Lynley, Eric Arvin, Ethan Stone, Felicitas Ivey, Hayley B. James, Heidi Cullinan, Isabelle Rowan, Jacob Z. FloresJamie Fessenden, Jana Downs, Jeff Erno, Jackson CorddJonathan Treadway, J.P. Barnaby, Karenna Colcroft, Kate McMurray, KC Burn, Kiernan Kelly, Kim Fielding, Lara Brukz, Lissa Kasey, Lori Toland, Lorraine Ulrich, Marguerite Labbe, Marie Sexton, Michael Murphy, MJ O’Shea, PD Singer, Piper Vaughn, Poppy Dennison, Rhys Ford, Rick R. Reed, Rowan Speedwell, S.A. Garcia, Scotty Cade, Shae Connor, Shira Anthony, SJD Peterson, Sue Brown, T.A. Webb, T.C. Blue, Thursday Euclid, Trina Lane, Venona Keyes, Xara X. Xanakas, Zahra Owens.

October 22-25: All Foreign Language titles and audiobooks will be 25% off.

October 26-31: All eBooks in the Ghosts and Spirits category will be 25% off.

In addition, watch our Twitter and Facebook for special flash sales and other fun opportunities to win prizes from us!

Letter Z & Paris A to Z by Marie Sexton (Print Only)

August 14, 2012

Zach and Angelo’s stories are now gathered in one print. Letter Z & Paris A to Z by Marie Sexton, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The Letter Z

With the help of their friends Matt and Jared, Zach and Angelo have settled into a new life in Colorado. They’re working out the particulars of their relationship, but when they make a decision Jared disagrees with, Angelo finds himself at odds with his partner’s best friend. And his best friend’s partner.

When the four decide on a quick trip to Vegas, Angelo thinks he and Jared may be back on track. Then a chance encounter with Zach’s ex makes Angelo question everything about himself and their romance.

Paris A to Z

Zach Mitchell and his lover, Angelo Green, along with their friends Matt and Jared, head to Paris to attend a wedding—a wedding where Matt and Angelo have to spend time with their boyfriends’ exes. Between Matt’s jealousy and Angelo’s temper, they’ll be lucky to get through the week without someone punching one of the grooms. But Zach soon realizes he should worry less about Angelo and more about himself—facing the bittersweet memories and his own guilt is harder than he expected.

The Letter Z was previously published in eBook by Dreamspinner Press (May 2010). Paris A to Z was previously published in eBook by Dreamspinner Press (April 2011).

Length: Anthology
Genre: Contemporary

Buy as Paperback

Paris A to Z by Marie Sexton

April 6, 2011

Can Zach leave his past behind to secure his future with Angelo? Paris A to Z (m/m) by Marie Sexton, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to The Letter Z

Zach Mitchell and his lover Angelo Green are headed to Paris (along with their Coda friends Matt and Jared) to attend Jon and Cole’s wedding. Matt will have to face Jared’s former lover, and Angelo will have to spend an entire week with Zach’s ex-boyfriend. Between Matt’s jealousy and Angelo’s temper, Zach thinks they’ll be lucky to get through the week without one of the grooms being punched. But Zach soon realizes he should worry less about Angelo and more about himself. Facing the bittersweet memories of his past and his own guilt over breaking Jon’s heart is harder than expected, but Zach will have to find a way to leave his past behind if he’s to have any hope of the future he wants with Angelo.

Buy in eBook
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Putting Out Fires by Marie Sexton

February 14, 2011

Putting Out Fires by Marie Sexton

A Coda Valentine’s Day Story
Matt Richards has never given much thought to Valentine’s Day, but when his lover of almost three years, Jared Thomas, hints that he feels unappreciated, Matt realizes he needs to do something. He’s determined to make this Valentine’s Day special, but nothing is going to turn out the way Matt plans.

Buy in eBook
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story

Strawberries for Dessert by Marie Sexton

August 6, 2010

Strawberries for Dessert by Marie Sexton is now available in paperback and eBook.

When Jonathan Kechter agrees to a blind date with Cole Fenton, he expects nothing more than dinner and a one-night stand… but he gets more than he bargained for in Cole. Cole is arrogant, flamboyant, and definitely not Jon’s type. Still, when Cole suggests an arrangement of getting together for casual sex whenever they’re both in town, Jon readily agrees.

Their arrangement may be casual, but Jonathan soon learns that when it comes to Cole Fenton, nothing is easy. Between Cole’s fear of intimacy and his wandering lifestyle, Jonathan wonders if their relationship may be doomed from the start—but the more Cole pushes him away, the more determined Jon is to make it work.

Genre: Contemporary