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Release day!

Asheville Arcana: Forged in Fire
The magic touch.

Ever since Harlan Edgewood was bitten by a possessed werewolf, his monthly shifts have been agonizing. When he meets Whimsy Hickes—a mage who specializes in transformation—the attraction is mutual. But Harlan believes his curse is too great a burden to inflict on any romantic partner.

Fortunately, Whimsy thinks he can help.

When Harlan is provoked into an unexpected change, Whimsy uses his magic to help ease Harlan’s pain, but with an unexpected consequence. While he’s shifted, Harlan’s wolf claims Whimsy as his mate.

As they draw closer, suspicious events in the Asheville magical community escalate. Shifters are disappearing, others are murdered, and Harlan’s curse makes him an obvious target. It will take all of Whimsy’s magic to force back the rising evil—and if he fails, Harlan will lose not only his life, but his very soul.

Available TODAY at Dreamspinner Press!

 

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New releases!

We’ve got two new paranormal books!

We’re in the process of getting new covers for the Blood Bathory series so we can rerelease them over the course of 2018. Blood Bathory: Like the Night is currently available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback format!

Blood Bathory: Like the Night
Evan St. John, a young fashion photographer running from the pain caused by the death of his younger sister, is thrilled when he is offered a job with House of Nadasdy, a leading fashion house in Paris. What he doesn’t know is that Elizabeth Nadasdy, the elegant and powerful owner, is a centuries-old vampire with a penchant for collecting beautiful people. To Evan’s horror, he is turned into one of her “children.”

Unable to bear what he has become, Evan flees to New York and to his best friend, police officer Will Trask. For years, Evan has nursed an unrequited love for Will, but he also knows Will is the one person who might be able to help him. As Evan and Will try to deal with Evan’s condition, they are drawn into the world of the theriomorphs: shape-shifters who are guardians of life and the sworn enemies of vampires. Caught in an ancient war between two powerful supernatural forces, Evan and Will find they must choose sides – because if they are to have any chance of a future together, they must destroy Elizabeth Nadasdy before she destroys them.

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Next month, the second book in our Asheville Arcana trilogy will be released from Dreamspinner Press! It’s currently available for preorder in both ebook and print format and will be released on May 1.

Asheville Arcana: Forged in Fire
The magic touch.

Ever since Harlan Edgewood was bitten by a possessed werewolf, his monthly shifts have been agonizing. When he meets Whimsy Hickes—a mage who specializes in transformation—the attraction is mutual. But Harlan believes his curse is too great a burden to inflict on any romantic partner.

Fortunately, Whimsy thinks he can help.

When Harlan is provoked into an unexpected change, Whimsy uses his magic to help ease Harlan’s pain, but with an unexpected consequence. While he’s shifted, Harlan’s wolf claims Whimsy as his mate.

As they draw closer, suspicious events in the Asheville magical community escalate. Shifters are disappearing, others are murdered, and Harlan’s curse makes him an obvious target. It will take all of Whimsy’s magic to force back the rising evil—and if he fails, Harlan will lose not only his life, but his very soul.

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Herc’s Mercs: No Pain, No Gain

The newest addition to our Herc’s Mercs series is now available: Herc’s Mercs: No Pain, No Gain!

Hunter Callahan loved being a merc. As an explosives expert for Lawson & Greer, he’s dealt with everything from IEDs to rogue nukes. But when a suicide bomber in the form of a seven-year-old boy walks into camp, Hunter learns there are some fates far worse than death.

Payne Gibson recognizes the “thousand yard stare” of the PTSD Hunter refuses to acknowledge, and as a natural caretaker, he can’t resist when his boss, Cade “Hercules” Thornton, asks him to help. Hunter is resistant until their surveillance assignment turns dangerous, and Hunter realizes he’s in danger of losing his career, the only thing in his life that matters to him anymore.

Conventional therapy hasn’t worked, so Payne suggests an unorthodox form of therapy: BDSM. As a Dom, Payne thinks he can help Hunter face the issues he’s been avoiding. Having come to trust Payne and knowing his career is on the line, Hunter agrees to try.

Their relationship as Dom and sub deepens more than either of them expected. Payne knows adding emotions into the mix is dangerous, but he can’t help it when Hunter is both the man and the sub Payne has hoped to find. But Hunter doesn’t feel he deserves love, not when his best friend is dead because of him, leaving behind a wife and child to mourn — and to blame Hunter for their loss.

Payne can help Hunter to stare into the abyss… but what stares back might be more intense than either of them can handle.

 

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New releases in March!

We have two new releases from Dreamspinner Press next month! First up is the third and final book in our Lawyers in Love series: Heart of Glass.

Fear of being like his unfaithful father has put high walls around senior litigator Asher Caldwell’s heart. Can former district attorney Zach Richardson knock them down to reveal the passionate man beneath the commitment-phobic workaholic, or will Zach’s own jealousy destroy what they’re trying to build?

A new life and a new love—that’s what Zach’s hoping for when he leaves the DA’s office and lets his friends give him a makeover. But the jury’s still out on whether the experiment was a success. His new look gets the attention of his boss and secret crush, Asher Caldwell, and leads to a seduction. Unfortunately, to Zach’s horror he learns that Asher assumed he was a paid escort. Asher is equally mortified to discover he had sex with an employee. Even so, the encounter meant a lot to both men, and they want to give dating a shot. Their romance born out of mistaken identity might work if Zack can trust Asher to be satisfied with the love of only one man… and if Asher can trust himself.

 

 

And we also have the complete Lawyers in Love set coming out in a paperback anthology! Lawyers in Love: The Collection.

When it comes to love, the trials aren’t only in the courtroom.

The legal profession is a challenging—and often stressful—one, and all work and no play leads to frustration for the men who dedicate their lives to justice. Luckily they find time to let off steam as things heat up in both the courtroom and behind the scenes. A secret holiday admirer might lead to a friend turned lover. A romantic confession might help a closeted man escape his father’s control and find happiness on his own terms. A former district attorney wants to help his workaholic boss relax, but his boss thinks he’s a paid escort! Along the way, these hardworking men might make partner… or better yet, find a partner to love and their own happily ever after when the gavel falls.

Includes Santa’s Naughty Helper, Fortune’s Slings and Cupid’s Arrows, and Heart of Glass.

 

Both Heart of Glass and Lawyers in Love: The Collection will be released by Dreamspinner Press on March 9, 2018!

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New release! The Quality of Mercy

I’m a little late making this announcement because life has been a little hectic lately, but better late than never! Ari and I are pleased to announce the second book in our Bent Oak saga, The Quality of Mercy.

Gil Porter and Matt Grayson’s Bent Oak Ranch in Mercy, Texas, is a rare haven for gay men in the nineteenth century, and their friend Carlos Hernandez will need it when a man from his past unexpectedly comes back into his life.

Jules Wingate hopes to start over in Mercy as the schoolmaster after a scandal sent him and his son fleeing their former home. But he discovers he’s left one bad situation for another when he encounters his former student and lover, Carlos. No matter how Jules tries to resist, he yearns for the passionate connection they once shared… before Carlos broke his heart.

Carlos knows his foolish, immature actions hurt Jules, but he desperately wants a second chance and to show Jules he’s changed. But trust so badly broken is hard to repair. While he works to earn Jules’s forgiveness, someone else at the ranch has his sights set on Carlos—and he doesn’t care how many lives he has to ruin to make Carlos his and his alone.

This is a sequel to Finding Forgiveness. 

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Happy New Year!

We hope 2018 brings happiness and good health to all our readers!

Here’s what’s coming up for us in the new year. In January (tomorrow, in fact!), Dreamspinner Press will release our new historical Western, The Quality of Mercy.

In February, we’ll release the seventh book in the Herc’s Mercs series. Herc’s Mercs: No Pain, No Gain will feature Hunter “Able” Callahan, a merc from Lawson & Greer who worked with D-Day when he tackled a truck with a nuke in it in Bloody But Unbowed, and Payne “PITA” Gibson, one of Herc’s men who appears in the revised version of The Bigger They Come.

In March, Dreamspinner Press will release Heart of Glass, which is the brand new third book in the Lawyers in Love trilogy. Asher Caldwell is known for being a workholic and commitment-phobic, but can a case of mistaken identity lead him to true love?

In May, Dreamspinner Press will release Asheville Arcana: Forged in Fire, the sequel to Out of the Ashes. Whimsy Hickes is a mage who finds himself the recipient of a one-sided bond with werewolf Harlan Edgewood. Navigating that kind of relationship is difficult enough, but Whimsy has possessed shapeshifters and invading demons to worry about as well!

In July, Dreamspinner Press will release Knitting a Broken Heart Back Together (2nd edition), a standalone romance about finding a second chance at love after heartbreak.

And later in 2018, Dreamspinner Press will release Seeking Solace, the third book in the Walker Boys series. Paul Mercer is heir to Triton Cruises, and he’s not looking for a shipboard romance when he embarks on a cruise under an assumed name to learn the ins and outs of a Triton ship, but he finds it with bartender Devon Walker. Will their romance survive Paul’s deception?

In the meantime, Ari and I will be working on the third Asheville Arcana book, the first book of a new series called Locksley Limited, and a fourth Walker Boys book!

Happy new year and happy reading!