July 29, 2014

The Abraxas Stone by Richard Fazio

The Abraxas Stone by Richard Fazio is now available in e-book format!

Sequel to The Nexus

In The Nexus, Sykes discovered the origin of his extrasensory powers: a covert, prenatally-conducted genetics experiment done on him and presumably other babies many years ago. Now on the road, Sykes is fleeing from the deadly results of a series of unfortunate incidents which have left him running from the government.

With black ops agents tailing him, he drives south, to have things out with his parents, then he heads west. On the way he runs into Ferris, the transient he met before. Ultra, the hacker who died in New York, materializes on any computer he may be using to catch up on email, initially giving him a big shock. She has insight into the dangers that beset him from the other side of the divide.

Then he meets Benecio, a Mexican Indian, who takes on the role of mentor to Sykes. Benecio teaches Sykes how to employ and control his psychic abilities and, in a mystical experience, leads him to the Abraxas Stone. But before Sykes can decide what his purpose is now that he has this powerful talisman, he runs into Heathman, the Mohave Messiah, a psychic who uses his abilities to heal people. Sykes is attracted to this charismatic man, but Heathman wants the Abraxas Stone for his own duplicitous reasons.

Eventually Sykes reaches Los Angeles, and establishes himself as a healer. Just when he thinks he's managed to disappear into the crowd and shake off his past, people catch up with him, and he has to face down both physical and psychic enemies.

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July 28, 2014

Playing the Field: Getting Wet by J.M. Snyder

Playing the Field: Getting Wet by J.M. Snyder is now available in e-book format!

Rory Holt is the best swimmer on the team at State U. and he knows it. Swimming is his life, and if Rory hopes to attain his dreams of Olympic gold one day, he can’t let anything distract him. Every morning finds him practicing at the campus fitness center, and every afternoon he blows his teammates away with his speed and finesse in the water.

The new semester brings with it new tryouts, including the bright, up-and-coming Chase Cohen. Chase is sexy and sure of himself, both in and out of the pool, and seems determined to catch Rory’s eye.

Rory doesn’t want to share the podium with anyone else, and he doesn’t like hearing his coach say Chase might even be better than he is when he already knows he’s the best. Chase’s attentions are annoying at first, but the more he persists, the harder Rory finds it to ignore him. Soon Rory can’t deny the growing attraction he feels towards his new teammate.

But when that attraction costs him his top spot on the leaderboard, Rory is pissed. Is Chase after Rory’s position on the team, or Rory himself?

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July 27, 2014

Doku by Tam MacNeil

Doku by Tam MacNeil is now available in e-book format!

Jao is the new Kazematsuri, the head of the Good Men assassins, though not many people know it yet. With the Empress Iyuko visiting Okatsu, things are hectic at the Hiroti household. Masahiro wants very much to bring his Kikuta-ware pottery to her notice, but how to do it? Throw a party, of course! He is delighted when the Empress's confidant, Higake no Doshu, arrives and asks Jao for a game of Shogi. It's all very civilized.

But, wherever the Empress goes, plots and scheming follow.

When Jao and Masahiro are deftly poisoned at their own party, Jao is blackmailed into helping a would-be assassin, bent on killing a member of the Empress's retinue and pinning the blame on the Daimyo.

Jao hates politics, but he knows about poisons, and killing. And when Jao crumbles under the onslaught of the poison, it is Masahiro who takes matters into his own elegant hands.

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July 23, 2014

Jeff Adams on Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound

Jeff Adams on Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound

I'm excited that Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound is now available. I admit, when I wrote Hat Trick I didn't expect there to be a sequel. As I was writing, it felt like a self-contained story.

However, during a time where I'd put the manuscript aside after an editing session, I had the idea for a short story. Without giving away anything from Hat Trick, Simon goes through a lot of strife because of his older brother and father. The short story jumped forward a couple years and centered on Simon taking care of some family business. I wrote the first draft, put it away and returned to the main novel.

As Hat Trick went through its formal editing process last summer with Queerteen Press/JMS Books, I pulled that short story out and found that Simon was talking to me loud and clear about more things he wanted to do. Initially I thought I'd write a single book that would take place during Simon and Alex's senior year of college. As I wrote, it became clear that Simon had a lot of story and that it should be broken up. So, Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound takes place in the couple's sophomore year.

So what's happening in the world of Simon and Alex? As I mentioned, Simon has to go home to take care of some family issues. His father is ill and wants to see him -- and wants him to make amends with his brother. Simon and Alex mark two years together with an Alex-planned celebration. We also see Simon dig into what he wants to do when he gets out of school, becoming a social worker and working with young people. There's also an anti-gay attacker menacing the campus population that will spur Simon into action, more evidence of him wanting to help people.

Working on the sequel pushed me to adapt my writing style. I'm typically a pantser, meaning I write by the seat of my pants and make stuff up as I go. Knowing the stories I wanted to tell, I split up the action between the two books sequels (yes, there's another book to come) and had to make sure there was good continuity through what would be a trilogy. It means that I've become, at least in the case of the Hat Trick universe, a pantser who also plots.

So far this shift in writing style seems to work. I outline the major plot points deliberately and then fill in the details using my typical pantser methods. Early feedback is that it worked well for Playing the Rebound.

Thanks to all the readers who, over the past ten months that they've wanted to see more of Simon and Alex. I hope you all enjoy Hat Trick 2.

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July 22, 2014

Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound by Jeff Adams

Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound by Jeff Adams is now available in e-book format!

The events from two years ago are still fresh in Simon Robert’s mind as he and Alex Miller begin their sophomore year at the University of Michigan. Nightmares are a routine occurrence as Simon relives the crimes his father and brother committed. Now, with his father ill and asking to see him, Simon must decide if he should see the man who tried to send him away to be fixed. And then there's Zach. Simon's conflicted about making peace with his older brother who tormented him as they grew up and caused him to be outed to his parents, friends and teammates.

Alex wants Simon to find closure, but Alex is furious at the thought of forgiving Zack. With no clear direction, Simon finds guidance from an unexpected, but very welcome, source.

At the same time, the University’s student body is faced with an anti-gay attacker among them. When he witnesses an attack first hand, memories threaten to overwhelm Simon. At the same time, he’s also emboldened to take action, which might turn him into a target.

Despite the distractions, Simon works towards his future as he begins working with teens at the local LGBT community center. He has the opportunity to use his story as a teaching tool to help others come out. While he’s never enjoyed telling his story, he looks for the courage to speak his truth to an audience.

Luckily, not everything is chaos. Simon and Alex mark their anniversary in epic fashion, continue to play hockey and hang out with good friends. But with many demands on them, can Simon and Alex set up the rebound necessary to create the scoring opportunity for their future?

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July 21, 2014

Driftwood Dragon by Emery C. Walters

Driftwood Dragon by Emery C. Walters is now available in e-book format!

At seventeen, Cal and his mother move from the city to a remote island. His mother becomes withdrawn and Cal worries that she has found out that he is gay. His father, who is stationed overseas, has warned him that if she finds out about his sexuality, it will kill her.

With no one to talk to and nowhere to go, Cal starts collecting driftwood to build himself a safe place, and while doing so, makes an unlikely friend. But when something terrible happens, will this friendship give him the strength he needs?

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July 20, 2014

Another Dimension by Wayne Mansfield

Another Dimension by Wayne Mansfield is now available in e-book format!

Julian James is a Grade C citizen in a world where the Archons, a reptilian race of aliens, control the planet. Most citizens are permitted one day off per week and it’s one such day that Julian meets Taal, a visitor on reconnaissance from another dimension.

This chance meeting fills Julian with feelings he’s never had before. He takes an instant liking to this handsome visitor and the attraction is mutual. He manages a few more meetings with Taal and the two men plot Julian’s escape to the beauty and freedom of Taal’s dimension.

But things rarely go to plan. Julian’s been smart, but has he been smart enough to outwit the all-seeing, all-powerful Archon overlords and their human puppets? There is no such thing as a small risk. Taal and Julian’s escape plan will either end in spectacular happiness or abysmal disaster. Many citizens wouldn’t even try it. But Julian isn’t just any citizen.

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July 16, 2014

The Best Man for Me by J.D. Walker

The Best Man for Me by J.D. Walker is now available in e-book format!

The rehearsal dinner on the night before Royce Lummis' wedding is a disaster. Thad, his fiancé, is stuck in a meeting and can't make it. Rodney, the best man and Royce's ex, stands in for Thad, but an argument between them almost ends in a fight. Fed up, Royce leaves the rehearsal only to be waylaid by Rodney, who apologizes and entices Royce with an impromptu bachelor party.

Rodney is ready to take a very drunk Royce home when they encounter Thad entering the bar with a date. Heartbroken, Royce calls off the wedding. He's convinced he will never be enough for anyone and no one will put him first. Rodney offers him a place to stay and helps Royce move out of Thad's house.

As Royce's heart heals, he slowly realizes Rodney has always been the best man for him. But can he convince Rodney they're meant for each other?

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July 15, 2014

Stockton County Cowboys Book 4: Branding Cowboys by R.W. Clinger

Stockton County Cowboys Book 4: Branding Cowboys by R.W. Clinger is now available in e-book format!

Which eccentric cowboy in Stockton County branded Evan Sting on Shotner Hill, murdering the young man? This is what private eye Joe Boxford asks himself when he's hired by Evan's father Benny to find the murderer.

Joe needs some help, and enlists the services of Tal Linear, owner of The Linear Bar. But sparks begin to fly between the two. As romance heats up between them, they attempt to solve the branding crime.

As the suspects start to pile up and weird relationships unfold in West Stockton, Joe and Tal begin to unravel a heinous crime. That is, until Tal vanishes and Joe thinks his sleuth buddy is going to be the killer's next victim.

Does Joe have the skills needed to be a hero and save Tal from the killer's secret agenda and solve the crime? Or will Joe fall flat on his face and lose his reputation as a private investigator as well as his new lover, Tal Linear?

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July 14, 2014

Masks: Evolution by Hayden Thorne

Masks: Evolution by Hayden Thorne is now available in e-book format!

While his friends continue to develop their newfound powers, Eric begins to feel the effects of being the odd man out. Around him, things go from bad to worse for Vintage City as the Shadow Puppet, a new supervillain, steps into the Devil’s Trill’s shoes and wreaks havoc with his army of killer mannequins.

Magnifiman, Calais, and Spirit Wire have their hands full, with the Puppet proving to be much more slippery than the Trill and leaving the good guys scrambling for clues. Work-related stress creeps into Eric’s relationship with Peter, which reaches the breaking point when Peter takes a new superhero under his wing: a fire-wielding teenage girl, whose awesome powers could make her a better match for Peter.

To make matters worse, there are the strange headaches, sleepwalking, and nightmares that haunt Eric, as well as the Devil’s Trill’s call for him to take his place as a supervillain sidekick. There’s also Brenda Whitaker, her mysterious past, and her sudden desire to help Eric as he struggles to figure himself out and make the right choice before his parents ask him again about his awful Geometry and Chemistry grades.

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July 13, 2014

Behind the Red Curtain by Eve Francis

Behind the Red Curtain by Eve Francis is now available in e-book format!

Cassandra Lightman grew up making trinkets and toys. She was on her way to inventing a "flying machine" when she was committed to a sanatorium for hysteria. That's where Dr. Timothy Brown found Sandra and saw her promising intelligence. After Sandra shows Dr. Brown how to cure hysteria in women, she begins to work under him in his medical practice. Since Sandra cannot practice medicine and has no support from her family, she must carry on her position in secret. She goes into Dr. Brown’s office through the back door, speaking to no one, and always covering her face.

Sandra soon meets Bedelia Morten, one of her patients behind the red curtain. Bedelia Morten is an upper class wife with a banker husband and three children of her own. She suffers from insomnia and nightmares, which leads her to seek out Dr. Brown’s practice. Though Bedelia is initially skeptical of Sandra’s skill, she soon learns to appreciate Sandra’s talent and company.

When their relationship becomes too close, Sandra is encouraged by Dr. Brown to invent a "stand-in" for herself. Sandra goes back to her experimental roots and visits her idol-inventor Marlin Manchester. Sandra works many long nights in hopes of creating the first steam-powered vibrator. When Sandra’s invention takes off, she is forced to reconsider her role both in and out of the examination room, her future, and who she wants by her side.

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July 9, 2014

Ya Like That? by Iyana Jenna

Ya Like That? by Iyana Jenna is now available in e-book format!

Evan Foster is left with nothing after his father screwed up their family company. Evan's father ended up in jail, his mother in a mental institution, and they lost all their possession to the bank. Evan dropped out of college and he still has to pay for his mother's treatment. He has a job at a diner but it isn’t nearly enough.

Brian Donaghue is a millionaire with a multinational company but isn’t lucky in love. When he sees the picture Evan sends in with a resume, he’s immediately interested. But the way he ropes Evan into his company is far from conventional. Brian makes Evan an offer he can’t refuse.

Or can he?

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July 8, 2014

Secretly, Secretly by B.V. Pasiano

Secretly, Secretly by B.V. Pasiano is now available in e-book format!

How close can two people be?

This is the question Elijah Livingston has asked all his life, and there’s no one he’d rather discover the answer with than his former servant and best friend, Gabriel. But Gabriel took flight from the Livingston estate, and with him went Elijah’s hope of whatever future they might hold together.

Eight years later, Elijah has the chance to win Gabriel back, and he won’t stop until Gabriel is his once again. In a time when nothing is more precious than a secret or more dangerous than a scandal, can master and servant find happiness in each other?

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July 7, 2014

My First MILF by Eva Hore

My First MILF by Eva Hore is now available in e-book format!

What is a lonely college girl supposed to do when the novelty of house-sitting has worn off and the same old lesbian porno magazines have lost their excitement? Find a new hobby, of course.

An opportunity presents itself in the form of Cynthia, an older single mom who moves in next door. While Cynthia’s working sons are away, it’s time to play. But what begins with a simple fascination quickly turns to obsession. Days spent watching Cynthia sunbathing in the backyard, evenings peeping through her bedroom window, hoping to get a glimpse of something, anything, to break the tedium.

There’s just one problem: so far, there’s no confirmation Cynthia is even gay.

But this doesn’t dissuade such a young and infatuated woman; it only makes her want Cynthia more. It isn’t until she spies a chance encounter with Cynthia and one of her son’s friends alone together that she gets her answers, and a little something unexpected.

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July 6, 2014

Does the Feeling Go Both Ways? by A.R. Moler

Does the Feeling Go Both Ways? by A.R. Moler is now available in e-book format!

Deep cover DEA agent Landon Cross can’t seem to escape his past. First, his cover is blown by a guy he’d busted in another operation. Then, his rescuer is medic Trey Jernigan, his best childhood friend, first love, and a person Landon betrayed as teenager.

Now Landon’s life is a mess and so is he, physically and emotionally. Incredibly, Trey forgives Landon and allows his former friend back into his life in all kinds of ways Landon would never have thought possible.

But a crucial decision Landon made while undercover comes back to haunt him. Trey also has to deal with very tangible pieces of his own past. Will Trey and Landon be able to solve their problems and build a life together?

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July 3, 2014

Will and Pleasure by Iyana Jenna

Will and Pleasure by Iyana Jenna is now available in e-book format!

After his parents’ nasty divorce, Jake Welther was raised by his mother, so when his father dies, he’s surprised to find his name among his brothers’ in the will. Jake never thought he’d get anything from his old man, but neither the house nor the money is his inheritance. It’s a young sex slave named Luke.

Luke is a product of the streets. One unfortunate night, a bad encounter with a client ended with him curled up in an alley, filthy and hurt. When Craig Welthier Sr. took him in, Luke thought he was finally safe and protected. Little did he know Craig would turn out to be worse than any of his previous clients.

With his father gone, Jake doesn’t know what to do with Luke. His three brothers see no harm in continuing to use their father’s slave for their own twisted purposes. Though he doesn’t think of himself as anyone’s hero, he knows what Luke has endured at the hands of his family is wrong. Can Jake stand up to his brothers to rescue Luke? Will Luke find his happy ending after all?

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July 2, 2014

Sins of the Fathers by Edward Kendrick

Sins of the Fathers by Edward Kendrick is now available in e-book format!

When ex-priest Mark Collins is suddenly catapulted to fame as a super-model he discovers there is more to it than he expected. With the help of Paul, his boss's assistant he manages to weather the promotional gigs. Then there is his blossoming involvement with Angelo, a police detective he met soon after arriving in the city.

Everything is thrown into disarray when he finds out his boss may be trafficking with the Mafia. When he's attacked, his life soon becomes a game of who to trust. Will it be Angelo or the very appealing FBI agent who puts him into protective custody to keep him alive until he can testify?

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July 1, 2014

Family Ties by Lisa Gray

Family Ties by Lisa Gray is now available in e-book format!

Danny Carmody has lived life privileged but lonely. He has always sacrificed his own needs to meet the demands of his family. Now he is faced with an arranged marriage intended to reunite the Carmodys and the Dwyers, the city's two most powerful families. Out of his sense of duty, he agrees. But always a romantic at heart, he secretly nurtures hopes of finding love within this sterile business arrangement. Once he meets his intended groom, Evan -- a talented, attractive architect -- those hopes soar.

Evan Dwyer has grown up reviled by his family. Before he was even born, his mother was blamed for breaking up a planned marriage between the Carmodys and the Dwyers. As a result, both Evan and his mother have lived their lives in virtual exile. But now he has suddenly been deemed of use to the families, and they are blackmailing him into participating in the arranged marriage.

Furious, he reaches out to the FBI for help and finds only more complications. Too many people want to use him to advance their own agendas. By the time Evan realizes Danny might just be the safe harbor he's looked for all his life, it may well be too late. Evan has set in motion forces that threaten to destroy any hope they have for a future together.

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