Monday, June 17, 2013

Dreamspinner Press's latest Releases

Attachment Strings by Chris T. Kat
Length: Novel (244p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: June 17, 2013
Available in e-book & print

Jeff isn’t sure he’s ready to play house or overcome his prejudices, but he begins to think Alex might be worth it.

Detective Jeff Woods and his partner have a new case. Someone has been making threatening phone calls to the mayor’s daughter, vowing to kill her disabled child. Though there have been accidents at the girl’s school—enough to take the threats seriously—the facts are few, and leads are sparse.

Needing a breather from the burden of the case, Jeff heads to a bar, where he meets Alex Fisher. Alex isn’t his type, but he’s young and cocky and perfect for a one-night stand. Or two. Soon Jeff starts thinking about how difficult and lonely it is being a cop, and that maybe Alex could fill a void in his life. But Alex has his own obligations: a disabled brother who is the target of threatening letters.

Jeff isn’t sure he’s ready to play house or overcome his prejudices, but he begins to think Alex might be worth it. Caught between his growing affection and his inner demons, Jeff struggles to focus on the case and protect Alex and his brother as the danger builds.

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Children of Forever by Etienne
Forever: Book Three; Sequel to Prognosis: Forever
Length: Novel (270p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Science Fiction | Release Date: June 17, 2013 
Available in e-book & print

When Marco’s immortal father remarried an immortal woman, Marco never expected that their children would develop a supernatural ability.

Could you handle living forever, knowing you would watch your friends grow old and die? Could you handle loving someone, knowing 
you would live forever... without them?

When Marco’s immortal father remarried an immortal woman, Marco never expected that their children would develop a supernatural ability: Serafina and Valerius can communicate telepathically. Not only that, but they’re hearing telepathic cries for help from someone they don’t know. Desperate to conceal his family’s secrets, Marco decides to investigate the strength of their abilities by taking Valerius with him on a planned visit to an institution in a distant city.

Soon Valerius reveals that the voice’s owner is Sergio, an adolescent who has been institutionalized for most of his life. Tests reveal a family connection to Marco’s family, so they decide to have Sergio moved to a spot nearer to where they reside—but they aren’t the only ones interested in Sergio’s heritage.

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Montana Prey by Lyn Gale
Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM | Release Date: June 19, 2013
Available in e-book & print

Stunt doesn’t have a problem in his home in the Appalachian Mountains. Then one day he runs into Alex Soto, a man out for revenge.

Stewart Folger lives in the Appalachian Mountains, where people take care of their family and follow the Bible. He feels that Appalachian pull in his blood, but that hasn’t tamed his wild side. A youth full of pranks left him with the nickname Stunt and a preference for danger in and out of bed. Other than a few contrary moonshiners who hate him for philosophical reasons since he’s a forestry technician and federal employee, he doesn’t have a problem in the world. Then one day he runs into Alex Soto, a man out for revenge.

Just out of prison, Alex knows firsthand that the justice system doesn’t treat poor and rich equally, so he’ll have to go outside the law to avenge his brother’s death. When an innocent man lands in the middle of his plans, he doesn't know what to do… other than take him hostage. Unfortunately, he never planned on having to deal with Stunt or with the twisted logic that passes for reasonable in Stunt’s mountain home.

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Born This Way by Poppy Dennison
Length: Novella (115p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters l Release Date: June 19, 2013
Available in e-book only

When Dayton shows up unannounced on his doorstep, Hart wants nothing more than to claim him as part of his liger heritage.

Dayton Whitmore injures his arm playing basketball with his lionshifter friends, and his best friend asks Dayton to check on her 
estranged brother Hart while he’s in Atlanta visiting a specialist. 

Though Dayton and Hart were never close, he grudgingly agrees. Banishment from his pride meant Hart Sherman could never see his family again. His liger heritage—a tiger mother and lion father—was a thorn in his alpha father’s side. He always planned to go back for Dayton, the man he knows is his mate, but he uses his career as an entertainment attorney as an excuse to avoid risking Dayton’s rejection. When Dayton shows up unannounced on his doorstep, Hart wants nothing more than to claim him.
Knowing what it means to be a lion’s mate, Dayton isn’t in any hurry to make a lifetime commitment. To convince Dayton he’s serious, Hart must come to terms with the circumstances of his birth—and find a place in the pride for them both.

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Shadowcraft by Jean Woolf
Length: Novella (135p.) | Genre: Science Fiction| Release Date: June 19, 2013
Available in e-book only

In Tessera, the law can be as ruthless as those who break it. Li, hustler by night and drug runner by day, is caught in the crossfire.

In the city of Tessera in the twenty-third century, the law can be as ruthless as those who break it. Li, hustler by night and drug runner by day, is caught in the crossfire.

His best friend and occasional lover is a prostitute, like himself. His nemesis and occasional savior is a man with a secret identity. But then,everyone’s identity is a secret in Tessera. Everyone is a shadow. If he plans to survive, Li must blend in—he must remain quiet and unseen, passed from hand to carnivorous hand without getting captured by a single one.

But what happens when he is captured? Will the shadow, once trapped, manage to escape? Or will Li fade away into the endless 
night, a shadow among shadows, one death among many?

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Catch My Breath by M.J. O'Shea
Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 21, 2013
Available in e-book & print

Elliot and Danny are close from the beginning. Soon their friendship turns into feelings more intense than either of them can ignore.

Danny Bright was born to entertain. He just needs his big break. So when he hears that Blue Horizon Records is holding auditions looking for the next big thing, Danny jumps at the chance. It doesn’t turn out exactly as he imagined, though. Instead of getting solo contracts, Danny and four other guys are put into a boy band.

Innocent, idealistic Elliot Price thinks he’s headed for college. An impulsive decision to sing in the local talent search changes all that. A bigwig producer happens to see him, hands him a business card, and turns Elliot’s life upside down.

Elliot and Danny are close from the beginning. They love all the guys, but it’s different with each other. Soon their friendship turns into feelings more intense than either of them can ignore. The other three boys only want Danny and Elliot to be happy, but when their management team and record label discover two of their biggest tween heartthrobs are in a relationship, they’re less than pleased. Danny and Elliot find themselves in the middle of a circle of lies and cover-ups, all with one bottom line—money. They have to stay strong and stick together if they don’t want to lose themselves… and each other.

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City of Soldiers by Sam Burke
Length: Novel (320p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, BDSM/Kink, M/M/M or More, Contemporary Fantasy | Release Date: June 21, 2013
Available in e-book & print

Sean Gordon returns from war with a bad leg, no job, and a heart grieving for lost friends. Everything changes when he meets Roman Mahoney.

Sean Gordon returns from the war in Afghanistan with a bad leg, no job, and a heart grieving for lost friends. Lonely and searching, he’s interested in exploring his submissive side but can’t even tell his own family he’s gay. He's unable to find a strong man to fulfill his deepest, most shameful fantasies and sees only a bleak, unhappy future.

Everything changes when he meets Roman Mahoney, part of a secret group of former soldiers who live in Philadelphia’s forgotten 
underground and protect an ancient secret. Roman is asexual and proud of it, but yearns for romance with a man who will tolerate the lingering effects of his head injuries and not pressure him for sex. He ends up emotionally caught between two dominating men—the disgraced veteran who cares for him and a Philly cop with a love of bondage. Slowly Sean and Roman begin to connect, adding fuel to the fire of old rivalries and insecurities.

With a serial killer on the loose and targeting homeless veterans, Roman, Sean, and their friends struggle to meet across sexual divides. True love awaits—but so does a killer’s vengeance.

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Purpose by Andrew Q. Gordon
Length: Novel (270p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: June 21, 2013
Available in e-book & print

Spurred to action for reasons he can't understand, Gar saves Ryan from death and finds himself confronted by his humanity.

Forty years ago the Spirit of Vengeance—a Purpose—took William Morgan as its host, demanding he avenge the innocent by killing the guilty. Since then, Will has retreated behind Gar, a fa├žade he uses to avoid dealing with what he’s become. Cold, impassive, and devoid of emotion, Gar goes about his life alone—until his tidy, orderly world is upended when he meets Ryan, a broken young man cast out by his family. Spurred to action for reasons he can't understand, Gar saves Ryan from death and finds himself confronted by his humanity.

Spending time with Ryan helps Will claw out from under Gar’s shadow.He recognizes Ryan is the key to his reclaiming his humanity and facing his past. As Will struggles to control the Purpose, Ryan challenges him to rethink everything he knew about himself and the spirit that possesses him. In the process, he pushes Will to do something he hasn't done in decades: care.

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Children of the Knight by Michael J. Bowler
Length: Novel (344p.) | Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Gay, YA | Release Date: June 20, 2013
Available in e-book & print

Arthur creates a new Camelot within the City of Angels to lead a crusade of unwanted kids against an adult society that discards them.

According to legend, King Arthur is supposed to return when Britain needs him most. So why does a man claiming to be the once and future king suddenly appear in Los Angeles?

This charismatic young Arthur creates a new Camelot within the City of Angels to lead a crusade of unwanted kids against an adult society that discards and ignores them. Under his banner of equality, every needy child is welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, or gang affiliation.

With the help of his amazing First Knight, homeless fourteen-year-old Lance, Arthur transforms this ragtag band of rejected children and teens into a well-trained army—the Children of the Knight. Through his intervention, they win the hearts and minds of the populace at large, and gain a truer understanding of themselves and their worth to society. But seeking more rights for kids pits Arthur and the children squarely against the rich, the influential, and the self-satisfied politicians who want nothing more than to maintain the status quo.

Can right truly overcome might? Arthur’s hopeful young knights are about to find out, and the City of Angels will never be the same.

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