Harmony Ink New Release: August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014

Loveblood by M.J. O’Shea

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

From the moment teenage werewolves Jonah and Max meet, their worlds get turned inside out. Nothing will be the same for them ever again. Loveblood by M.J. O’Shea, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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Max Appleton and his mother Celia are are on the run, hiding from an abusive father and husband who’s also a notoriously bad pack leader. When Max hit puberty and it became obvious he’d never make an alpha wolf, his father turned the brunt of his anger toward his inferior son and his beta wolf wife for producing him. Max and Celia find sanctuary in a garden cottage at Holly Court, the sprawling estate where Celia’s oldest friend lives with her pack alpha husband, three daughters, and teenaged son Jonah.

Jonah Spellman has what seems like the perfect life. His family is close, his dad is respected by their whole pack, and he’s been groomed to take over for as long as he can remember. Everything is set, his whole life planned, and Jonah works hard to be exactly what everyone expects. He’s under enough pressure without a runaway from a bad pack complicating his life.

When two teenaged werewolves from very different worlds meet one snowy January day, both of their worlds get turned inside out. From the moment they meet, nothing will be the same for Jonah or Max ever again.

Length: Novel (256p.) | Genre: Paranormal – Werewolves, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: August 7, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-242-7) | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-63216-240-3)

Harmony Ink New Release: July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014

Every Inferno by Johanna Parkhurst

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

To shake the problems that have haunted him, JJ thinks he must catch an arsonist. But there may be more mysteries in his life to solve. Every Inferno by Johanna Parkhurst, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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Depressed. Defiant. Possible alcoholic. These are just a few of the terms used to describe fifteen-year-old Jacob Jasper Jones. Lately, though, JJ has a new one to add to the list: detective. He’s been having strange dreams about the fire that killed his parents ten years ago, and he thinks he finally has the clue to catching the arsonist who destroyed his family.

A murder investigation isn’t the only thing the dreams trigger for JJ. They also lead to secret meetings with his estranged sister, an unlikely connection with a doctor who lost his daughter in the fire, and a confusing friendship with McKinley, a classmate of JJ’s who seems determined to help him solve the mystery.

All JJ wants is to shake the problems that have followed him since that fire, and he’s convinced he must catch the arsonist to do it. But as JJ struggles to find the culprit, he sees there’s more than one mystery in his life he needs to solve.

A fascinating whodunnit about murder, family, and finding out who you are. Yet another great LGBTQ book about a gay kid living his life, instead of an issues book with a capital I. I look forward to more by this author. -Brian Katcher, Stonewall Award-winning author of Almost Perfect

Length: Novel (180p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: July 24, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62798-799-8) | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62798-798-1)

Harmony Ink New Release: July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014

The Unseen Tempest (Lords of Arcadia: Book Three) by John Goode and J.G. Morgan

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Kane fights alongside his boyfriend, Hawk, and their allies as they try to reclaim Hawk’s throne and save the Nine Realms. The Unseen Tempest (Lords of Arcadia: Book Three) by John Goode and J.G. Morgan, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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Sequel to Eye of the Storm
Lords of Arcadia: Act Three

Kane used to be a normal boy with normal worries. Now he fights alongside his boyfriend, Hawk, and an unlikely group of allies as they attempt to reclaim Hawk’s throne and save the Nine Realms. With time running out, Hawk decides to raise an army against the evil shapeshifter, Puck, and his army of The Dark. The adventurers split up in search of a force that will join their cause and help restore order to the Nine Realms.

New allies aren’t as easy to find as they hoped. Kane, Hawk, and their friends face unforeseen danger as centuries-old grudges threaten their quest. Nothing is what they thought it was, and Kane and Hawk must find the truth in time to defend against Puck’s encroaching army. But the truth about who their true foe is will change everything.

Length: Novel (244p.) | Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: July 10, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-191-8) | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-63216-189-5)

Harmony Ink New Release: July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

You Don’t Know Jack by MC Lee

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Jack gets a taste of real life when he starts a relationship with Leo, his new assignment. When the mission ends, the fallout could be bad. You Don’t Know Jack by MC Lee, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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Jack has never known an ordinary life. “The Center,” a shadowy organization with its own hidden agenda, has been his home, his school, and his job. Under the command of a man he knows only as his guardian, Jack has trained relentlessly in order to carry out the Center’s secret missions. In the three years since he turned thirteen, he’s been given more and more complex assignments, rarely questioning the reasons behind each operation. Now, going by the name Jack Carlisle, his orders are to go to Maine and befriend high school track star Leo McCormack.

Jack finds Leo easy to like, and soon the like becomes something more. He knows he shouldn’t act on his attraction—it’s against all the rules. However, Leo wants Jack in his life as much as Jack wants Leo, and soon the two begin a relationship. Jack gets a sweet taste of real life, but when the mission ends the fallout could be disastrous–and not just because Leo’s father is the target of the operation.

Length: Novel (180p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: July 3, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-148-2) | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-63216-146-8)

Harmony Ink New Release: June 12, 2014

June 13, 2014

Shoulder Pads and Flannel by Jo Ramsey

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Guillermo witnesses an attack on Evan, and bullies plan to out him in retaliation. He must come out on his own or someone will out him. Shoulder Pads and Flannel by Jo Ramsey, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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Deep Secrets and Hope: Book Two

High school football star Guillermo Garcia can count himself among the popular kids—for now. Although he secretly dates Evan Granger, who is openly gay and badly bullied for it, Guillermo doesn’t dare let his teammates, classmates, or close-knit family learn about his sexuality.

But Guillermo witnessed an attack on Evan, and now the school bullies plan to out Guillermo in retaliation. In their small town, word spreads rapidly, so Guillermo must make a quick choice—come out now on his own or risk having someone else do it for him.

Length: Novel (190p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: June 12, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-059-1) | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-63216-057-7)

Harmony Ink New Release: June 5, 2014

June 5, 2014

Pretty Peg by Skye Allen

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Josy follows Nicky into the Faerie Realm to hunt the Woodcutter before he strikes again. Along the way, she discovers Fey gifts of her own. Pretty Peg by Skye Allen, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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High school senior Josy Grant already had plenty on her plate before she found the magic puppet theater her murdered sister left behind. Despite Josy’s grief, the responsibility of taking care of her family falls to her, and being queer doesn’t make dealing with school any easier. Things only get worse when sexy new girl Nicky tells Josy her sister died at the hands of a mysterious figure from the Faerie Realm called the Woodcutter, and if they can’t stop him, Josy and her remaining sister will be next.

They have just days before the Woodcutter strikes again on the autumn equinox, so Josy follows Nicky into the Faerie Realm to hunt him. Along the way, she discovers Fey gifts of her own and answers to the questions that have driven the Grant family apart. Nothing comes for free when dealing with Fey, though, and those gifts and answers might come at a terrible price.

Length: Novel (266p.) | Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Young Adult, Lesbian | Release Date: June 5, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-056-0  | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-63216-054-6)

Harmony Ink New Release: May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

For a Price by Hallie Burton

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

After meeting preppie Trey, neighborhood bad boy Bobby decides to try something new. But being in a relationship is tricky and takes work. For a Price by Hallie Burton, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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At seventeen, Charles “Trey” Maddox Taft III has had better years. His father ran off with a younger woman, and with no alimony or child support, his family has to move from affluent Coconut Grove to a rough neighborhood near Miami’s Little Havana. It’s a completely different world, but Trey is determined to make the best of a bad situation, if only no one finds out he’s gay.

On Trey’s first day in his new territory, he’s saved from being run over by local bad boy Bobby Cruz. Bobby is an unabashedly gay, sexually active high school senior who’s tired of one-night stands. After meeting preppie Trey, Bobby decides to try something new. Things go well at first, but being in a relationship is tricky and might take more work than either wants to do.

Length: Novel (180p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: May 29, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-141-3) | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-63216-139-0)

Harmony Ink New Release: May 22, 2014

May 24, 2014

This Is Not a Love Story by Suki Fleet

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Certain events threaten to tear Romeo and Julian apart. Romeo must find the strength within to help Julian, and avoid Shakespearean tragedy. This Is Not a Love Story by Suki Fleet, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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When fifteen-year-old Romeo’s mother leaves one day and doesn’t return, he finds himself homeless and trying to survive on the streets. Mute and terrified, his silence makes him vulnerable, and one night he is beaten by a gang of other kids, only to be rescued by a boy who pledges to take care of him.

Julian is barely two years older than Romeo. A runaway from an abusive home, he has had to make some difficult choices and sells himself on the street to survive. Taking care of Romeo changes him, gives him a purpose in life, gives him hope, and he tries to be strong and keep his troubles with drugs behind him. But living as they do is slowly destroying him, and he begins to doubt he can be strong enough.

This is the story of their struggle to find a way off the streets and stay together at all costs. But when events threaten to tear them apart, it is Romeo who must find the strength within himself to help Julian (and not let their love story turn into a Shakespearean tragedy).

Length: Novel (270p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: May 22, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-042-3) | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-63216-040-9)

Harmony Ink New Release: May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

The Little Black Dress by Linda Palund

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Lucy vows to solve the murder of Carmen, her first love, and uncover the secret of Carmen’s little black dress. The Little Black Dress by Linda Palund, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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Carmen is the most beautiful and desirable girl Lucy has ever known, and when Carmen is savagely murdered, Lucy’s teenage life crumbles.  She is devastated by the loss of her first love, and when it appears the killers might never be found, she vows to solve the murder herself.

Together with her best friend Seth, who is not only a master computer hacker but also the son of LA’s new Chief of Homicide, they gain access to the gruesome autopsy reports. They learn the true extent of the horror inflicted on Carmen, and Lucy gets closer to understanding the secret behind Carmen’s little black dress.

After another beautiful girl is murdered, they uncover the brutality lurking within the corridors of their privileged Los Angeles high school.  They put their lives on the line to come face to face with the murderer himself.

Length: Novel (180p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Young Adult, Lesbian | Release Date: May 15, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62798-852-0) | Buy as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62798-851-3)

Harmony Ink New Release: May 8, 2014

May 8, 2014

Special Effect by Russell J. Sanders

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Nick tries to help Steve recover his memories, but in the process, he risks losing the first love he’s ever found. Special Effect by Russell J. Sanders, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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Graduating senior, theater lighting wunderkind, and closeted gay, Nick Fortunati volunteers with The Streetwise Players in the dark corners of The Laughton, a creepy old movie palace decorated in Grand Guignol style. But his father wishes Nick would use his intellect and his scholarship to become a biotech engineer and earn a prosperous living for his future family. Nick loves his dad and wants to please him, but he dreams of a career in theater. And he wants a male lover. Unfortunately, his homophobic father won’t approve of either.

When Nick’s at his loneliest, out of the corners of the theater and into his life comes trouble-laden Steve Stripling, a man with little memory of his past other than his name. Meanwhile, Nick’s introduced to the dashing Wash Vitek and is torn between the two men. His situation is further complicated because he doesn’t know if Wash is gay.

Nick resolves to solve the mystery surrounding Steve and help the young man recover his memories, even though by doing so, he risks losing the first love he’s ever found.

Length: Novel (180p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: May 8, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62798-912-1) | By as a Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62798-911-4)