This week's releases from Dreamspinner Press
Into This River I Dream by TJ Klune
Length: Novel (400p.) | Genre: Angels and Demons | Release Date:
March 25, 2013
Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father, Big Eddie, when his truck crashed into a river. Everyone called it an accident, but Benji knows it was more. Even years later, he’s buried in his grief, throwing himself into managing Big Eddie’s convenience store in the small-town of Roseland, Oregon. Surrounded by his mother and three aunts, he lives day to day, struggling to keep his head above water.
But Roseland is no ordinary place.
With ever more frequent dreams of his father’s death and waking visions of feathers on the river’s surface, Benji finds his definition of reality bending. He thinks himself haunted; by ghosts or memories, he can no longer tell. Not until a man falls from the sky, leaving the burning imprint of wings on the ground, does Benji begin to understand that the world is more mysterious than he ever imagined—and more dangerous. As uncontrollable forces descend on Roseland, they reveal long-hidden truths about friends, family, and the stranger Calliel—a man Benji can no longer live without.
Tarnished Gold by Brita Addams
Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Historical -
, BDSM/Kink |Release Date: America March 25, 2013
In 1915, starstruck Jack Abadie strikes out for the gilded streets of the most sinful town in the country—Hollywood. With him, he takes a secret that his country hometown would never understand.
After years of hard work and a chance invitation to a gay gentlemen's club, Jack is discovered. Soon, his talent, matinee idol good looks, and affable personality propel him to the height of stardom. But fame breeds distrust.
Meeting Wyatt Maitland turns Jack’s life upside down. He wants to be worthy of his good fortune, but old demons haunt him. Only through Wyatt's strength can Jack face that which keeps him from being the man he wants to be. Love without trust is empty.
As the 1920s roar, scandals rock the movie industry. Public tolerance of
's decadence has reached
its limit. Under pressure to clean up its act, Jack’s studio issues an
ultimatum. Either forsake the man he loves and remain a box office darling, or
follow his heart and let his shining star fade to tarnished gold. Hollywood
Bolt-Hole by Amy Lane
Length: Novel (246p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date:
March 27, 2013
’s childhood was a trifecta of
suck: being black, gay, and poor in Washington has no upside. Terrell climbed
his way out of the hood only to hit a glass ceiling and stop, frozen, a chain
restaurant bartender with a journalism degree. His one bright spot is Colby
Meyers, a coworker who has no fear, no inhibitions, and sees no boundaries.
Terrell and Colby spend their summers at the river and their breaks on the back
dock of Papiano’s. As terrified as Terrell is of coming out, he’s helpless to
stay away from Colby's magnetic smile and contagious laughter. America
But Colby is out of college now, and he has grand plans for the future—plans Terrell is sure will leave his scrawny black ass in the
dust until a breathless moment
stolen from the chaos of the restaurant tells Terrell he might be wrong. When
the moment is shattered by a mystery and an act of violence, Terrell and Colby
are left with two puzzles: who killed their scumbag manager, and how to fit
their own lives—the black and the white of them—into a single shining tomorrow. Sacramento
Heat Under Fire by Andrew Grey
A By Fire Spin-off
Length: Novella (122p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date:
March 27, 2013
Justin Briggs can shout out directions all day on his job as a traffic cop, but put him in front of a hot guy, specifically firefighter Rock Sparks, and he clams up.
Rock finds Justin confusing. While saving a busload of children hanging off the edge of a highway overpass, the cute rookie is cool and confident. But when Rock tries to chat him up, he stutters and chokes. Frustrated, Rock teases Justin, and boy, is his temper hot.
Though Rock and Justin share a steamy kiss, Justin keeps his distance, still tongue-tied. Then, when Justin is injured on the job, Rock takes him to the hospital, and some of the barriers start to crumble. But getting his enigmatic boyfriend to open up brings up more questions about Justin’s past.
A Luminous Touch by Susan Laine
Senses and Sensations Series, Book three
Length: Novella (148p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date:
March 27, 2013
Just off work one wintery evening, EMT Jack Waters comes across a blazing building, and he sets out to do his job. A day later he wakes up in a hospital, suffering from severe burns. For a man who values his beauty, the injury is devastating.
But Jack hardly has time to process what’s happened. Waiting by his bedside are his cop ex-boyfriend, Kevin Thompson, and his fireman rescuer, Luke Kennard, who both seem determined to compete for his attention—burns or no. Jack pushes Kevin away, fearing the man will want nothing to do with him now, and seems to be proven right when Kevin leaves without a fight. The scene is set for seductive, playful Luke to begin a flirtation with Jack, soothing his fragile ego.
When new fires break out all over town, targeting rescue personnel, clues point to someone close to Jack. He survived one fire, but he might not be so lucky next time. For it seems he is pursued by a relentless foe. If he isn’t careful, the flames will reduce him to ashes… unless the love of two men burns him first.
Chateau d'Eternite by Ariel Tachna
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Historical -
Europe, Other Paranormal |Release Date: March 29, 2013
When Russ Peterson accepts an invitation to an all-expense-paid vacation at a castle in southern
, he doesn’t expect to
learn he has the ability to travel through time. For a historian, it’s a dream
come true, offering the chance to find answers to the mysteries of the past.
But it’s not without risks—to Russ and to the world as he knows it. France
After a few short supervised visits, Russ still hasn’t made up his mind about his newfound abilities. Then, on his first extended trip, he meets Quentus Maximus, second in command to the Legate of Nemausus. While learning firsthand about the realities of life in Roman Gaul, Russ is shocked by his reaction to Quentus’s dominant nature. After a week with Quentus, Russ’s vacation is up, and he realizes he wants a chance to see if their relationship can flourish.
Arranging a year-long sabbatical from work to give time to make the decision is easy. Figuring out if he can live with Quentus's dominant nature long-term, and finding a way to establish a life for himself in Roman Gaul, is an entirely different matter.
Lighting the way Home by EM Lynley & Shira Anthony
A Delectable Novel
Length: Novel (206p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date:
March 29, 2013
World-class chef Joshua Golden is homesick for
before he even arrives in Paris , but he’ll endure it—his parents
need him to help run the family restaurant while his mother recovers from
surgery. Running a place so far beneath his talents is bad enough, but bad
turns to worse when Josh discovers his former best friend and lover, Micah
Solomon, is living at his parents’ house with his ten-year-old son, Ethan. New York
For ten years, Josh has done his best to forget how Micah shattered his heart into tiny pieces. Now Micah’s back, fresh out of prison, and helping out at the restaurant. Micah may not be the kind of sous chef Josh is used to, but he is more helpful and supportive than any of the other employees. But Josh finds it hard to keep his distance when, time after time, Micah proves himself a better man than Josh thought. Reluctantly, Josh realizes there is more to Micah than his lousy life choices… but that doesn’t mean Josh is ready to forgive him.
Perfect Match by JJ Ryan
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date:
March 29, 2013
Trevor moved to
looking for a fresh start.
Recently single and lonely in his Seattle , he works business hours as an
anesthesiologist, hoping a better work-life balance will make it easier to meet
someone. Patrick might be just what he's been hoping for. new city
Then disaster hits and a severely injured Trevor lands in Patrick’s ER. Unable to work on Trevor, Patrick feels helpless. He wanted to ease into a relationship, but he’s already attached. Then Trevor’s past comes rushing in to take him away from the dangers of
. If Trevor and Patrick’s new love
is to survive the drama, Patrick will have to own up to what he wants—and fight
for it. Seattle