July 29, 2012

Engines of Dusk Book 1: Machine Code by David Stroup

TITLE: Engines of Dusk Book 1: Machine Code
AUTHOR: David Stroup

GENRE: Action/Adventure • Fiction • Science Fiction
LENGTH: 64,632 words
PRICE: $6.99

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On the distant planet Longlast, freelance journalist Temple Argent joins a team of scientists with plans to reconstruct the Cretaceous ecosystem. When one of the scientists is bizarrely murdered, Temple teams up with Kathryn Tamashio to investigate. They find themselves in danger ... and falling in love.

Meanwhile, in the orbital habitat of Ophiuchi, a young artificial intelligence named Hawkens DuPree considers buying her freedom from the AI who owns her. To complicate matters, her ex-boyfriend Benedictine Thrace pitches up to ask for a small favour. Suddenly her ordered life takes a wild turn and she meets the Spider Lady Ariadne, a woman so integrated with station systems that she lives in permanent free fall.

Elsewhere in space, shuttle pilot Aly Castillos crashes her freighter on an alien planet populated by Makers who hold her captive. When human consul Loren Macke arrives to negotiate her freedom, he finds himself kidnapped, as well. Aly escapes with the help of her guard A’thiathialae, and despite their differences, they team up to rescue Loren.

As the Human and Maker worlds converge, unseen forces conspire to shift interplanetary alliances. The fate of civilizations hangs in the balance. Will these scattered individuals be able to survive the machinations of the Engines of Dusk?

Balancing the Books by H. Lewis-Foster

TITLE: Balancing the Books
AUTHOR: H. Lewis-Foster

GENRE: Erotic Romance • Fiction • Gay • Science Fiction
LENGTH: 5,820 words
PRICE: $2.99

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Finn Smithers is an accountant on Terrenia, the first Earth colony. He spends his days under the inscrutable gaze of his boss, Mr Delton, and his nights sipping cocktails at Jed’s Place, his best friend’s bar.

Finn can’t believe his luck when he lands a celebrity client, glamorous hover-boarder Zachary Henser. When he’s invited to an executive soiree at Henser’s opulent home, Finn is prepared for the champagne and canap├ęs, and knows how to mingle amid the other high-profile guests.

But he doesn’t know quite what to expect when he finds himself alone with his charming host in the infamous Xaverley Desert.

July 22, 2012

Lashings of Sauce edited by UK Meet Acquisitions Team

TITLE: Lashings of Sauce
AUTHOR: UK Meet Acquisitions Team

GENRE: Anthology • Contemporary • Erotic Romance • Fiction • Gay • Historical • Lesbian • Transgender
LENGTH: 77,891 words
PRICE: $6.99

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We Brits love our sauce, whether it's what we lash on our food, read on our seaside postcards, or write in our stories. Come and enjoy a buffet of tasty LGBTQ treats!

From marriages to reunions, via practical jokes and football matches, to weresloths and possibly the oddest Tarts and Vicars party in the world, join us as we celebrate the UK Meet in the best way we know: telling the story.

As a follow-up to the critically acclaimed British Flash and Tea and Crumpet anthologies, our talented writers bring you sixteen stories about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and genderqueer characters enjoying what Britain and mainland Europe have to offer, with their wonderfully diverse range of cultures and landscapes and some incredibly colourful and quirky people.

Contributors include: Tam Ames, Becky Black, Anne Brooke, Charlie Cochrane, Rebecca Cohen, Lillian Francis, Elin Gregory, Clare London, Sandra Lindsey, JL Merrow, Emily Moreton, Josephine Myles, Zahra Owens, Jordan Castillo Price, Elyan Smith and Robbie Whyte. Edited by: UK MAT (UK Meet Acquisitions Team: Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London, JL Merrow and Josephine Myles).

July 21, 2012

Win a FREE Kindle or Nook!

One lucky subscriber to our weekly newsletter will win a KINDLE FIRE or NOOK TABLET at the end of July. Have you signed up yet? http://jms-books.com

July 15, 2012

Playing the Field: Batter Up by J.M. Snyder

TITLE: Playing the Field: Batter Up
AUTHOR: J.M. Snyder

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotic Romance • Fiction • Gay
LENGTH: 10,587 words
PRICE: $2.99

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When the Wildwood Waves come to the Richmond Diamond, Rob Ritchie sneaks into the ballpark to watch them practice. He's spotted by the team's short stop, Mike Hennessey, a sexy man who takes a liking to Rob. Baseball banter turns into a date, and that evening Rob takes Mike to his favorite gay bar in the hopes of scoring a home run later in Mike's hotel room.

Somehow, amid the flirting and the sex, Rob conveniently forgets to mention he plays for the home team.

It isn't until Mike spies Rob on the baseball field facing off against the Waves that he realizes he slept with the enemy. Rob knows Mike's upset, but can he talk his way back into the short stop's bed after the game?

July 8, 2012

Without Sin by J. Tomas

TITLE: Without Sin
AUTHOR: J. Tomas

GENRE: Contemporary • Fiction • Gay • Romance • Young Adult
LENGTH: 60,088 words
PRICE: $6.99

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Sixteen year old Jacob Smithson has quite a temper. He’s picked on by other kids because he likes boys, and recent fighting has kicked him out of public school. As a last resort, his parents have placed him in the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Boarding School for Boys.

It’s at his first mass at St. Thomas where he sees Avery Dendritch, a senior who serves as altar boy during the service. When they meet, the attraction between them is hard to deny. The two become fast friends, and as the school year progresses, their friendship deepens into something more. For the first time, Jacob has found a place where he belongs ... and someone with whom he’s falling in love.

But the other students gossip about their growing relationship, and while Avery can ignore them, Jacob cannot. As the rumors and slurs start up again, can he curb his temper, or will his penchant for fighting get him expelled from St. Thomas, as well?

His Gift by Clare London

TITLE: His Gift
AUTHOR: Clare London

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotic Romance • Fiction • Gay • Paranormal
LENGTH: 14,800 words
PRICE: $2.99

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Steven Macklin wakes up in a ditch one morning in foul, wet weather with no idea where he is or how he came to be there. Seriously injured, he struggles across bleak heathland to find shelter. The only house he finds is weather-beaten and deserted, although he's too sensible a guy to fall for the cliche of a haunted mansion.

Isn't he?

When he collapses and is taken in by the handsome Eliot, Steven finds himself in a very disturbing situation -- and in the bed of this strange, possessive man.

July 5, 2012

Win a Free Kindle Fire OR Nook Tablet!

SPECIAL JULY CELEBRATION

JMS Books LLC began two years ago on July 1st, so this month marks our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
What are we doing to celebrate? 
Each week when our new release newsletter goes out, two lucky subscribers will be selected to receive a free e-book of their choice from our website!

Also, at the end of the month, everyone subscribed to the newsletter will be entered to win our grand prize ... a FREE Kindle Fire OR Nook Tablet (winner's choice)!

To qualify, just join our newsletter and you're automatically entered to win!

FINE PRINT: For the Kindle/Nook contest, winner will be announced on July 31. For the e-books, the winner can choose any JMS Books or Queerteen Press e-book as the prize. Winner of the Kindle or Nook must supply a U.S. mailing address where the prize can be shipped. All winners will be contacted via e-mail and have 30 days to claim their prize.

July 1, 2012

The View from 16 Podwale Street by Paul Alan Fahey

TITLE: The View from 16 Podwale Street
AUTHOR: Paul Alan Fahey

GENRE: Fiction • Historical • Lesbian • Romance
LENGTH: 16,118 words
PRICE: $3.99

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April 1939. Warsaw, Poland. To the casual observer, the houses on Podwale Street look very much alike. Yet at 16 Podwale, nothing is as it seems. Within, the walls hold many secrets that could destroy the lives of its inhabitants as they witness the city’s ever-mounting tide of Nazism.

Wealthy recluse Elwira Malinowska is more an observer than participant in life. In her seclusion at 16 Podwale, she watches the world pass her by. Then Raz Zielinsky comes to work as a housemaid for her father, and Elwira’s life is suddenly divisible by two -- the time before Raz and the time after.

Years pass, and the women become lovers. They depend on each other. Elwira is Raz’s protector, and Raz is Elwira’s conduit to the outside world, where people speak of nothing but the continual threat of war with Germany.

Elwira, a steadfast Catholic, believes Pope Pius XII will intervene to save Poland from the rumblings of a maniac and an imminent invasion. But when the Pope fails to mediate peace and the political situation worsens, Elwira and Raz plan their escape to freedom.

Will their plan succeed? Or is it already too late?

Stronger Where It Counts by J.L. Merrow

TITLE: Stronger Where It Counts
AUTHOR: J.L. Merrow

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotic Romance • Fiction • Gay
LENGTH: 7,695 words
PRICE: $2.99

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IT guy Michael figures he's in for an awkward evening when a client takes him to a girlie bar. When he gets talking to big, blond Kyle, it seems like it's his lucky night after all. But they have a shared past Michael's managed to forget and Kyle is hoping he won't remember.

Kyle's deeply ashamed of his weakness back in high school, when he stood by and watched as Michael became the victim of a gay-bashing -- by new boy Kyle's group of friends. He's going to have his work cut out to persuade Michael to take a chance at trusting him now.

Adventures of Jake #1 by Jeff Adams

TITLE: Adventures of Jake #1
AUTHOR: Jeff Adams

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotic Romance • Fiction • Gay
LENGTH: 6,601 words
PRICE: $2.99

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Jake is a pretty typical college students. He studies a lot, works two jobs and would like to find the right guy to share it all with.

Work and love collide when the man he’s had a crush on comes into the comic book store where he works looking for a birthday present. They run into each other again at a birthday party where Jake’s been hired to entertain kids wearing a superhero costume.

Will Jake’s love of comics and superheroes get in the way of winning Michael’s heart? Or is Michael looking for a super man to put some fire into his life?