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I’ve added a new page to our site: Free Reads! We can scarcely believe we’ve been at this long enough for any of our contracts to expire, but “Steam Heat” ran out recently. We decided to offer it as a free read, so it’s now available to download for free at either Torquere Press or All Romance Ebooks.

If you haven’t checked it out before, “Steam Heat” is a (very) short story in which we indulged our love of conventions, costuming, and Steampunk. We hope you enjoy it!

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Cinnamon and Seduction is here!

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After the success of his two Gourmet Network specials, outspoken Executive Chef Stephen Pierce is offered a sweetheart deal for his own regular show. Everyone believes Stephen has a lot of self-confidence, but he is aware of his own shortcomings and refuses to sign on unless his loyal PA, Robert Logan, agrees to stay with him. Stephen knows Robert is the one person who can keep him in line, but Stephen has always hidden his more personal interest, fearing that if he knew, Robert would be disgusted and leave him.

Robert has been in love with his boss for almost six years, but he’s begun to believe Stephen will never see him as more than an efficient assistant. Resigning himself to never having the man he truly wants, Robert begins to date other men, hoping that one of them will strike the same sparks for him that Stephen does without even knowing it.

Can the efforts of their friends finally get Stephen and Robert together, or will Stephen’s hidden insecurities keep them apart forever?

Cinnamon and Seduction – 138 pages / 41500 words Ebook zipped file contains – html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, mobi, epub for $5.99

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Spooky story coming soon!

October is my favorite month, and Halloween is my favorite holiday, so for years, I wrote Halloween-themed stories for whatever fandom I was in at the time. Two years ago, I wrote up a series of drabbles about Evan St. John from Blood Bathory: The History of Horror. Last year, Ari and I wrote a short ghost story about Micah Harrison, who moves into a haunted house: A Hundred Lonely Halloweens.

This year, we’re continuing the theme! On October 2, “Ghost of a Chance” will be released by Torquere Press. It’s a ghost story complete with a spooky haunted house on a dark and stormy night and two men trapped inside overnight.

Dr. Mason Beaulieu thinks rival ghost hunter Haywood “Fort” Fortenberry is sexy but too credulous when it comes to the paranormal. Fort thinks Mason is attractive but too cynical. When they’re offered a chance to be locked up in reputedly haunted Wisteria Grove on Halloween night, however, both men jump at the chance.

Storms and mysterious sounds keep them busy during the night, and they discover a mutual respect for each other’s skills. As the investigation continues, Fort learns the truth behind Mason’s seemingly dismissive attitude, and Mason finds a new appreciation for Fort’s open-mindedness. But when an unexpected intruder derails the investigation, they learn that more than just hunting ghosts can offer them thrills and chills.

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Blood Bathory giveaway!

Blood Bathory: Like the Night, a paranormal adventure novel from Torquere Press, is coming out in just a couple of weeks, and we’re giving away an autographed print copy to one lucky reader!

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 not at all what she seems on the surface; she is actually a centuries-old vampire with a penchant for collecting beautiful people, and to Evan’s horror and against his will, he is turned into one of her “children”.

Unable to bear what he has become, Evan flees back to New York and to his best friend, police officer Will Trask. For years, he 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 grow closer and 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 a ancient war between two powerful supernatural forces, Evan and Will find they must choose sides — because if they are to have any chance of ever being together, they must destroy Elizabeth Nadasdy before she destroys them.

 

Go HERE to enter! You can enter to win every day between now and July 4!

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Another Giveaway!

Yep! We’ve got two giveaways going on right now, one to celebrate our one year anniversary as published authors and one to celebrate the publication of our first full length novel.

The new giveaway is available HERE! You can enter to win a free autographed print copy of our historical Western novel, Heart of Stone, which is being released on June 3. The giveaway will run through June 4, and we’ll pick a winner on June 5!

Meanwhile, our one year anniversary is still going strong! The prizes are a copy of “Love’s Cabers Tossed”  and a copy of “Once and Future Love”. The giveaway will run through May 31 with the winner being chosen on June 1, when the Daily Dose stories become available.

To enter the one year anniversary giveaway, please go here on Facebook or here!

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One Year Anniversary Giveaway!

On June 1, 2012, our first original short story, “Once and Future Love”, was published as part of Dreamspinner’s Daily Dose anthology. The theme was time travel, and the word count limit was 18,000 words.

This year, the June Daily Dose theme is sports, and the word count limit is still 18,000 words. We’re proud to have another story in the collection this year, “Love’s Cabers Tossed”, which will be published on June 1, 2013.

To celebrate the first anniversary of becoming professional, published authors, we’re holding another giveaway! This time, the prizes will be a copy of “Love’s Cabers Tossed”  and a copy of “Once and Future Love”. The giveaway will begin tomorrow (May 19) and will run through May 31 with the winner being chosen on June 1, when the Daily Dose stories become available.

To enter, please go here on Facebook or here!

Love’s Cabers Tossed – 

At the Coastal Carolina Highland Games, baker Martin Fletcher receives an unexpected visitor in the form of Fergus, Lyall McLannan’s escaped sheltie. When Fergus accidentally causes Martin to sprain his ankle, Lyall comes to the rescue, helping Martin run his booth at the Games. Unfortunately, Lyall doesn’t know a thing about baking, but he manages to avoid both disaster and Martin’s wrath by attracting patrons with his and Fergus’s showmanship.

Martin accepts Lyall’s invitation to stay in his RV during the fair, getting to know the lawyer-turned-Highlander he’s watched from afar. Martin is captivated by Lyall’s charm… and the tantalizing view of him in a kilt. Entranced by Martin’s dedication to his work and love for Fergus, Lyall sets out to woo him with starlight and bagpipe music, because he’s discovered opposites can attract and love can be found in the most unexpected circumstances.

Once and Future Love – 

Anthony Davis, A-list Hollywood star, is adored by millions for his talent and striking good looks. Approaching fifty and feeling the pressure of competing with younger stars, he realizes that despite all he’s achieved, he’s alone and lonely. Then Anthony encounters Rob Harrison, who tutored him in college, at a fundraiser. Despite the chemistry between them back then, Anthony chose his career over love, and he recognizes the mistake he made at last. As he leaves the fundraiser, he glimpses a shooting star and makes a hopeless wish… asking for another chance with Rob.

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Recipe for Romance giveaway!

To celebrate the new release of our next novella in the Recipe for Romance series, we’re giving away a copy of Bay Leaves & Bachelors and Fennel and Forgiveness, which will be published on May 8! The giveaway will begin on April 29 and run through May 7, and copies of the two Recipe novellas will be emailed to one lucky winner on May 8.

To enter, please go HERE on Rafflecopter or HERE on Facebook starting Monday morning!

 

fennelandforgivenessDarius Cooper, Maitre d’ of upscale Montgomery House, isn’t entirely pleased when owner Rhys Montgomery decides to allow the Gourmet Network to use the restaurant for an episode of a reality show. But if he thought that was bad, discovering the show’s director is his former lover, Max Boyd, is nearly catastrophic. Max is the only man Dare has ever loved, and he’s spent seven years fruitlessly trying to erase Max from his mind and heart.

Max was young and immature when he and Dare were together, but now he’s a different man, and ready to settle down into the kind of relationship he wasn’t prepared for back then. He’s never found anyone else who affects him the way Dare does, and he wants Dare back in his life, but the only problem is Dare isn’t the forgiving sort. Between dealing with bridezillas and Executive Chef Stephen Pierce, Max has his hands full. Fortunately he has a ninja-Cupid in the form of Stephen’s PA Robert Logan on his side – but Max still isn’t certain if Dare will forgive him, or if he’s blown his only chance at true love after all.