Monday, June 10, 2013

Newest Releases from Dreamspinner Press- Week of June 10th

Chanson by David Bret
Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Historical – European | Release Date: June 10, 2013
Available in e-book & print

Despite Marcel’s initial suspicions, he and Jürgen soon form a deep bond as Marcel fights his demons 
to rebuild his shattered career.

1940s, Paris.
The German occupation is in full swing. Marcel, a famous singer at Levalle’s, grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and now leads a complicated life. Juggling his common-law wife and his mistress keeps him as busy as his career. But then disaster strikes. Louis Gérard, the man who discovered him, is murdered, and Levalle’s shuts down. 

Jobless, Marcel ends his relationship with his wife. He can’t see his mistress because her husband is home on leave. Drunk and disorientated, roaming the streets after curfew, he runs into what could be serious trouble.

Jürgen is a young German lieutenant, a pacifist who secretly hates the Nazis and, just as secretly, has admired Marcel from afar. When he sees Marcel in need, he doesn’t hesitate to take him home. 

Despite Marcel’s initial suspicions, he and Jürgen soon form a deep bond as Marcel fights his demons to rebuild his shattered career. All the while, the Liberation approaches, bringing tragedy and glory in equal measure. Hopeless? Probably. After all, neither of them is supposed to fraternize with the enemy, yet they learn to respect and love each other anyway.

Hobbled by John Inman
Length: Novel (246p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: June 10, 2013
Available in e-book & print

Not only does Luke solve a few of Danny's more urgent problems, he also manages to create a couple more that Danny never saw coming.

Thanks to fate and his own lack of good sense, eighteen-year-old Danny Shay is headed into what looks to be the worst summer of his life. It starts with a minor meltdown at work that leaves Danny under house arrest with a cast on one leg and an ankle monitor on the other, courtesy of the San Diego Police Department. On top of that, he’s battling a chronic case of virginity, with no relief in sight.

Oh, and there’s one more little glitch. A serial killer is stalking the city, murdering young men. And when strange sounds are heard in the house behind Danny’s, the neighborhood kids think they’ve found the killer. But not until Danny learns he's next on the madman's list do things really begin to get desperate.

Damn! And Danny had plans to come out this summer—maybe even get laid! He doesn't have time for ankle monitors and serial killers!

Then ginger-haired Luke Jamison moves in next door. Not only does Luke solve a few of Danny's more urgent problems, he also manages to create a couple more that Danny never saw coming. Gee. If he can survive it, this summer might not be so bad after all.

Boy Crucified by Jerome Wilde
Length: Novella (233p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: June 12, 2013 
Available in e-book only

Noel and his new partner, Daniel Qo, follow the clues in a murder to a secretive traditional Catholic 
group located in the countryside.

When the body of a crucified boy is found by the river in Kansas City, Lieutenant Thomas Noel, a priest turned homicide detective, is assigned the case. In their search for the boy’s killer, Noel and his new partner, Daniel Qo, follow the clues to a secretive traditional Catholic group located in the Missouri countryside.

Then another body turns up, and the hunt intensifies. But Noel’s investigation hits too close to home and attracts the attention of the killer….




Pure by M.A. Church
The Gods Series, Book Three
Length: Novella (175p.) | Genre: Fantasy - Mythology, BDSM/Kink| Release Date: June 12, 2013
Available in e-book only

Zygi Wyatt is an intimidating dom, but he yearns for love just like the next man. The easygoing Mo seems like the answer to his prayers.

Zygi Wyatt is an intimidating dom, but he yearns for love just like the next man. However, finding a partner who isn’t scared of his size is no easy task. The easygoing Mo seems like the answer to his prayers.Love is the stuff of dreams. Ask the god Morpheus—he knows all about it. Mo wants Zygi in a forever kind of way, but he has to be sure of Zygi’s love before he claims him for his mate and reveals his true self.

Unfortunately, Zeus is growing increasingly unhappy with morpheus, and Ares is determined to throw a monkey wrench into everything. 

Zygi and Mo will have to brave the wrath of the gods to make their dreams come true.

Side Line by Ben Ryder
Length: Novella (174p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 12, 2013 
Available in e-book only

While stationed in the Middle East, Damon gets what he least expects in the form of Jay Wells, but they’re determined to enjoy it.

Having rarely experienced another man’s touch, US Marine Damon O'Connor doesn't identify as gay, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t think about strong hands or where treasure trails lead, despite his commitments back home. Damon’s sense of duty is strong, and he’ll stop at nothing to do what’s right, even if that means dying for his country.

While stationed in the Middle East, Damon gets what he least expects in the form of Jay Wells, an out-and-proud British beer promotions manager working in the area. Jay is content working his life away and has no time for relationships. Neither does Damon, as he’s days away from deploying to war. Until they met, love was the last thing on their minds, but they’re determined to enjoy it while they can.

Infected: Undertow by Andrea Speed
Infected Series, Book Seven
Length: Novel (344p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Fantasy/Paranormal | Release Date: June 14, 2013
Available in e-book & print

Roan is locked in a coma as the struggle between his human and werecat sides reaches a new extreme. All Dylan can do is sit and wait.

In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds.

Now Roan is locked in a coma as the struggle between his human and werecat sides reaches a new extreme. All Dylan can do is sit, wait, and think.

Meanwhile, Roan’s assistant, Holden, wants to shed his old street life and his relationship with Scott, but he can’t seem to do either. Holden doesn’t want a relationship with Scott but finds himself drawn to him all the same, even if he can never fully reveal his past.

With Roan out of commission, Holden looks into the murder of an old friend. At the same time, Fiona takes on a case about underground death matches between infecteds —one with connections to the Church of the Divine Transformation.

Finally Roan wakes only to discover that his shifts have new consequences. His lion’s strength is growing, and he can’t hide from it any longer….

Same Page by Lily Velden
How the Light gets in series, Book One
Length: Novel (340p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 14, 2013
Available in e-book & print

How can Jaxon move his relationship with Liam from friends to lovers without destroying the trust he’s worked so hard for?

He was like the only splash of color in a black-and-white photograph.

The man was beautiful.

At an exhibition opening in Sydney, jaded Hollywood heartthrob Jaxon Moncrieff lays eyes on publicity-shy artist Liam Lassiter for the first time and is immediately captivated. But he doesn’t get far into their first conversation before he realizes what he’s feeling is attraction, which brings him up short. Jaxon has always been a womanizer.

Despite his reservations, Jaxon makes a play for Liam, but Liam has his own issues. Unlucky in love and orphaned at sixteen, he is reluctant to open his heart to anyone, and dismisses Jaxon out of hand. 

Driven by a need he doesn’t understand, Jaxon organizes a return to Sydney to film his next project. If he can’t be with Liam, maybe they can be friends. Of course, that creates a whole new problem. Now Jaxon is falling in love for the first time. How can he move their relationship from friends to lovers without destroying the trust he’s worked so hard for?

Harmony Ink Press Release

Finding Ashley by Zoe Lynne
Length: Novella (123p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Lesbian, YA | Release Date: June 13, 2013
Available in e-book only

Living in two different worlds, Jenna and Ash have vastly different ideas about the difference between
sex and love.

Every Friday night, Jenna and her best friend, Stella, attend their local LGBTQ youth group meeting. It’s a great place for support and friendship, but Jenna wants to fall in love. In walks Ashlynn, a purplehaired girl who wants to know how bad coming out of the closet can be. 

Living in two different worlds, Jenna and Ash have vastly different ideas about the difference between sex and love, the definition of virginity, and how to face a world out in the open where they can admit their true feelings… whatever they may be.


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