Designs of Desire by Tempeste O'Riley
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM/Kink | Release Date: July 29, 2013
Seth is instantly smitten by the artist helping with his newest project, but Jason lives in constant fear that he’s not worthy of anything.
Artist James Bryant has forearm crutches in every color from rainbow for fun to sleek black for business. He even has a pair with more paint splatters than metal. After his family’s rejection and abuse from a man he thought loved him, James only just gets through the day by painting. He lives in constant fear that he’s not worthy of anything, let alone love.
As CEO of his company, Carrington Enterprises, Seth Burns is a take charge kind of guy, and he is instantly smitten by the artist helping with his newest project. When he witnesses James suffer a panic attack, a protective instinct he never knew he had kicks in. He truly believes nothing is unobtainable—including James—if he’s willing to put in the time and effort.
James is shy and confused by Seth’s interest in him as a person. With Seth’s support, can he work through his fears to finally find the true love he deserves, or will someone finally land the crushing blow he won’t survive?
It Should Have Been You by Michael Murphy
Length: Novel (240p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: July 29, 2013
Patrick has lived a sheltered life and doesn’t have a clue how to survive on his own until he meets Juan, a street-savvy Latino youth.
After a hit-and-run driver kills David McCleary, his mother, Frieda McCleary, tells her younger son, Patrick, “It should have been you.” While the McCleary family limps along for a while, it clearly died with David. In an effort to deal with her son’s death, Frieda joins a fundamentalist church while her family watches her become a stranger. When she discovers Patrick is gay, she is convinced he is the reason David was taken from her. Patrick’s father runs interference, but when he leaves town for work, she throws Patrick out onto the streets.
As a blond-haired, blue-eyed sixteen-year-old kid from the suburbs, Patrick has lived a sheltered life and doesn’t have a clue how to survive on his own. He’s struggling until he meets a local priest running a homeless shelter who introduces Patrick to Juan, a street-savvy Latino youth wise beyond his years, and they strike up an instant rapport.
It’s not pretty, but they’re making it together, until one night Juan goes off with a stranger to earn a few bucks… and doesn’t come back. Patrick is determined to find him, regardless the danger and cost.
Heir to the Throne by Maria Albert
Descent of Kings Series, Book Two
Length: Novel (450p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: July 29, 2013
Descent of Kings 2: Destinies and lives of men and others become inescapably intertwined in a world falling into war.
“It would not be the first time I made such a grave tactical error. I havemade many. It is not your responsibility to save this world from the evil that threatens to consume it, Aras. Do not blame yourself for my shortcomings.”
—Prince Talon of the Amontir
When his bonds to his cousins Hunter and Beryl are unexpectedly severed, Talon is devastated, fearing his kinsmen dead. In his darkest hour, Talon succors a young Wood Elf, Aras, unaware of the crucial role his new friend is destined to play.
Prince Jargas thought he would never learn the secret of his grandsire’s line and his lost heritage. He never suspected the answer might lie in a Dwarven dungeon or that it could cost him the life of his beloved twin sister, Jarina.
Young apprentice trader Rion and his guard, Tarrell, thought Athanark would be their new home until they met Talon and Aras.
Friends become enemies and enemies become friends as new alliances are forged, men die, cities burn, and kingdoms fall. Everyone has secrets, and no one is who or what he seems.
The Prince He Loved by Michael Barnette
Length: Novel (258p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal Release Date: July 31, 2013
It will take all of Raphael and Ice's combined skills to restore the government of Alleven to its rightful ruler—and stay alive.
Prince Raphael d’Alleven flees for his life after his family is murdered and the government of Alleven is taken over. Exhausted and unable to find a way off world, Raphael literally runs into his best hope for salvation: a genetically engineered soldier named Hadrian Ice. Ice hadn’t planned on taking service with anyone, but understanding the predicament Raphael finds himself in, Ice is unable to turn him away.
With bounty hunters on their trail and Vicount Alfonso Macchoine, scion of the House responsible for the coup, joining the hunt, it will take all of their combined skills to restore the government of Alleven to its rightful ruler, Raphael’s missing twin sister, Raphaella. As long as they don’t get killed first.
Where My Love Lies Dreaming by Christopher Hawthorne Moss
Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Historical, Americas | Release Date: July 31, 2013
Frankie and Johnny's passionate love affair falls apart when Johnny refuses to admit two men can be in love in the Civil War South.
As the famous riverboat Le Beau Soleil lazily steams down the mighty Mississippi into the heart of the South, distractions of every sort attempt to pull agent for the Treasury Johnny Stanley away from his assignment. While liquor and gaming are no great temptations, his fascination with Le Beau Soleil’s owner, the debonair Frankie Deramus,means Johnny’s steadfast denial of his attraction to men is no longer feasible. Johnny fights his lust, but when he must come to Frankie’s aid, he can’t ignore his urges any longer.
Their passionate love affair falls apart when Johnny refuses to admit two men can be in love. A bitter confrontation between the lovers at a Mardi Gras masquerade forces Johnny to run north. Frankie tries to follow, but the Southern states secede one by one, making it impossible to track Johnny down. The Civil War pits brother against brother and separates lover from lover. When at last the lovers meet again, it’s on the battlefield….
The Mirror by Bell Ellis
Length: Novella (93p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts/Spirits | Release Date: July 31, 2013
Available in e-book only
Vic sees his face in a mirror—but it's a ghost looking for reincarnated love. Vic then meets Jules and finds himself torn between the two.
When Vic Ledore buys an antique mirror only to find it’s haunted, his initial fear turns to intrigue when he realizes he and the ghost wear the same face. The mirror is possessed by Philippe Montmarche, a vagrant who lived in early-1800s New Orleans and committed suicide after his lover went to war and died. Philippe is helplessly trapped until he can find his true love again. He also believes Vic is his reincarnation, but Vic isn’t so sure.
Soon after, Vic meets Jules Cassell, a gorgeous, witty, interesting man who relieves Vic’s ennui and quickly finds his way to Vic’s heart. But Philippe has captivated Vic as well, and when Philippe's search to find his lover mysteriously involves Jules, Vic can’t help but be drawn in to the tragic love story as he hopes to discover his own.
What There Is by Kate McMurray
Length: Novella (67p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: July 31, 2013
Available in e-book only
New roommates make a pact: Justin will help Mark find a man, and Mark will help Justin find something he loves more than baseball.
Former professional baseball player Justin Piersol needs a new life after a career-ending injury, and his job as a high school baseball coach isn't exactly fulfilling. Still, things are looking up: he finds the perfect room in an apartment in Brooklyn with Mark, who writes a popular column on sports statistics.
Mark is nerdy and socially awkward and intensely shy, and he immediately develops a terrible crush on Justin, who barely seems to notice him. As they get to know each other, Justin admits he misses playing baseball, that coaching doesn’t scratch the itch. Mark confesses he thought he’d be married by now, that he wants a serious relationship. So they make a pact: Justin will help Mark find a man, andMark will help Justin find something he loves more than baseball.
They put their plan into action… and then life gets complicated. Mark meets a nice guy named Dave, and Justin is suddenly crazy with jealousy. Justin realizes he wants to let go of the past and focus on the present, but as Mark and Dave become an item, Justin fears he’s too late.
Beyond Duty by SJD Peterson
Length: Novel (214p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM/kink | Release Date: August 2, 2013
Available in e-book & print
Available in e-book & print
As Gunny and Mac navigate emotional waters as choppy as any they've seen, they might learn Semper Fi applies to more than their careers.
The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell didn’t come soon enough for Gunther “Gunny” Duchene and Macalister “Mac” Jones, career US
Marines who met at boot camp in the 1990s. They’ve been somewhere between best friends and lovers in peacetime and
wartime both, but as the clock ticks toward Mac’s and Gunny’s retirements, the guys have much more to worry about than coming out.
Whether their relationship will survive outside of the closet they’ve had to shove it into for over two decades is a big question mark. Gunny questions why a hot military man like Mac—who could get any guy he wanted, including a younger, sexier one—would want him. But as Gunny and Mac navigate emotional waters as choppy as any they saw on duty, they just might learn Semper Fi applies to more than their careers.
Fighting for Hope by Serena Yates
Modern Battles Series, Book One
Second Edition /1st edition published by Silver Publishing, March 2011.
Length: Novel (240p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 2, 2013
When Grayson and James must obtain approval for their respective hospital proposals, attraction threatens to take over.
Eccentric Sir Malcolm Witherspoon has bequeathed a rare piece of land to the Oxford Hospital Trust with only one stipulation: it must become the site for a new medical center. Unfortunately, he left the details unwritten. Now, several hospital departments are fighting to get their visions approved by the Appropriations Committee. Head of Pediatrics Dr. Grayson Burrows believes the land should be used to build a new children’s hospital. Oncologist Dr. James Pearson is certain a cancer research center will do the most good.
It’s a battle neither wants to lose.
Soon, their professional integrity is on the line, and they don’t see eye to eye on medical care: Grayson thinks a holistic approach is optimal, while James knows logical trial and error works best. But when they’re tasked with obtaining the hospital board’s approval for their respective proposals, their personal attraction threatens to take over, making them behave in an entirely unprofessional way. As the deadline looms on the committee’s decision, both Grayson and James must reevaluate their priorities or neither doctor will get what he wants.
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Determination by Jamie Mayfield
Waiting For Forever Series, Book Three
Length: Novel (336p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Gay, YA | Release Date: August 1, 2013
Unless he earns Brian’s forgiveness and wins back his trust, their love will be sacrificed on the altar of Jamie’s demons.
Brian McAllister and Jamie Mayfield have risked everything in a desperate escape and are finally together. Jamie is free of his
tormentor … for the moment. But Brian and Jamie know that one wrong choice could lead him to their door.
The long, lonely hours in their safe house leave Jamie with nothing to do but think. He thinks about Brian, about the direction their lives should take. He thinks about his parents. Mostly, he thinks about drugs. Jamie wants to feel good again, forget about his self-hatred, andstop the gnawing cravings that prey upon his mind and body.
One moment of weakness may prove fatal for them both.
After being reunited with his father, Jamie attempts to put his life back together amid rehab, seizures,and the gutting loneliness of Brian’s rejection. As he tries to cope, he finds that relying on his friends isn’t as difficult as he’d imagined, and soon he can stand on his own feet. Jamie starts college, working to become the man Brian needs. Unless he earns Brian’s forgiveness and wins back his trust, their love will be sacrificed on the altar of Jamie’s demons.
Adapted from the award-winning Little Boy Lost series by J. P. Barnaby.
100% of the author's royalties are being donated to help homeless LGBT kids find safe shelter