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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!

 

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Out of the Ashes audiobook!

Out of the Ashes is now available as an audiobook!

In their differences, they’ll find strength – and love.

Alpha werewolf Eli Hammond returns from a fishing trip to discover a nasty surprise – five members of his pack murdered and the rest missing. He needs help locating and rescuing his pack mates, but the supernatural council in Asheville, North Carolina, turns him away.

Except for one man.

As they work together, Eli is stunned – and not especially thrilled – to discover half-elf Arden Gilmarin is his destined mate. But as Arden and his friends struggle to help Eli in his quest, Eli surrenders to the demands of his body – and his heart. They’ll need to bond together, because the forces opposing them are stronger and more sinister than anyone predicted. The evil has its sights set on Arden, and if Eli wants to save his mate and the people he is entrusted with protecting, he’s in for the fight of his life.

Available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

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Now available!

The Candy Cane Club: His to Serve is now available on Amazon!

Cameron Ward is an actor from Atlanta. After a stint in New York, he returns home to find work in Georgia’s growing film and TV industry. He lands a lead role in a film, playing a submissive, but he doesn’t know anything about the lifestyle. Wanting to make sure his portrayal isbelievable, Cameron goes to the Candy Cane Club, a BDSM dungeon, where he meets Anton Albright, a Dom. Cameron loosens up enough to do a scene with Anton, but he discovers a side of himself he’d never suspected. But Cameron had enough difficulty coming out as gay, and he’s not ready to admit he’s a submissive as well.

Dr. Anton Albright has a reputation for being good with new subs. What he’d really like, though, is a sub of his own. Cameron is the kind of man Anton wants, and once Cameron accepts his need to serve — and, especially, to serve Anton — they explore the possibilities of a relationship that will give them both everything they want and need.

But when fame comes calling at Cameron’s door, their private, intimate world is threatened. Anton’s medical practice won’t survive his private life being held up to public display, and Cameron finds it difficult to adjust to extended periods away from his Sir. Can they find a compromise that will make them both happy, or will Cameron’s rising star force him to leave Anton behind?

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The Quality of Mercy preorder!

The Quality of Mercy, the second book in our Bent Oak Saga series, is now available for preorder! This is a sequel to Finding Forgiveness, a historical Western. The book will be released by Dreamspinner Press on January 2, 2018.

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.