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Title: Pirate of Fathoms Deep
Series: Tales of the High Court, 2
Author(s): Megan Derr
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Romance / Bisexaul / Gay / Fantasy
Notes: This release isn't until July, but still the bad boy has been pre-ordered.
Blurb: High Commander Lesto Arseni is the most feared man in the Harken Empire. None but the High King dares risk his wrath—and a pirate who once punched him in the middle of the imperial pavilion. A pirate who later snuck away with Lesto to an empty room, touched him in ways far more memorable. And then immediately bolted like a man who'd gotten what he wanted.
Shemal just wants to live a normal life, leave his pirating days behind him and prove that he's respectable now. The last thing he needs is the two idiots who show up wanting his help with the noble they've kidnapped—the very man Shemal had been hoping to prove himself to, the man he hasn't forgotten since Shemal punched him a year and a half ago.
Title: Bootleg Diva
Series: Southern Scrimmage, 5
Author(s): Mercy Celeste
Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Angst-fest? /
Notes: Release June 21st
Title: Dragon Dilemma
Series: Supernatural Consultant, 3
Author(s): Mell Eight
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Roamance / Gay / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy /
Notes: Release is June 1st
Blurb: Dane doesn't get along with his parents. He hasn't spoken with his mother in years and he's never met his father. Somehow his mother finds out about Mercury and the kits anyway, and it's difficult to throw one's mother out when she happens to be a powerful, dangerous witch.
She isn't the only uninvited guest either, and these ones are even less likely to take no for an answer—and much more likely to leave everyone dead if they don't get what they want.
Title: All The King's Men
Author(s): Alex Powell
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Romance / Gay / Science Fiction
Notes: releases July
Fox is a mindnet hacker, and works for the mysterious man known only as King. He spends his time uncovering dangerous secrets and releasing them to the public.
But those who cause trouble are bound to attract it, and despite their precautions King is taken prisoner by an unknown government. And if Fox is going to save him, he's going to need help—help that comes from the very last place he expected to find it.
Title: Fear of Frogs
Series: (Brimstone Book 2)
Author(s): Angel Martinez
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / Fantasy /
Notes: This is for the audiobook on the publisher's coming soon page.
Blurb: While Shax recovers from a near fatality, his shipmates have been busy. He's rather proud of them taking the initiative and finding them a lucrative cargo run. His pride turns to outright horror, though, when he finds out what sort of cargo. Unfortunately, he'll soon discover that a healthy fear of frogs doesn't prevent frog-driven disasters. Time travel has never been so messy.
Title: Feather Fall
Series: (Spell Slave Book 2)
Author(s): Evelyn Elliott
Length: 219 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Romance / Gay / High Fantasy /
Blurb: Hero and criminal. Brute force and subtle charm. Jonathan White and Crow Belcane are polar opposites, but if they want to rescue the man they both love, they’ll have to work together.
After visiting his former lover, Crow knows only one thing: he loves Regis and he will do anything to reclaim him. But before his very eyes, Regis is abducted. Kidnapped by high-end slavers. Only Regis’s infuriating partner, Jonathan—a dangerous vigilante—is willing to help.
To infiltrate the slave ring, Jonathan and Crow disguise themselves as master and pet. As a slave, Crow is pushed to his limit. He’s chained, branded, whipped, and forced to obey Jonathan’s every order. But the longer he spends at Jonathan’s feet, the more natural his disguise begins to feel—and the more he likes it. As much as he hates Jonathan, they make a good team.
Both of them are devoted to Regis. Despite the overwhelming attraction between them, Jonathan is unwilling to betray his partner, and Crow is unwilling to come between them. But once the three of them are together again, all bets are off. With the world against them, they have only each other to cling to.
Title: Hearts on the Line
Author(s): T. A. Chase
Length: 154 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / Futuristic /
Notes: Pre-release download through publisher at this time. General Release Date: 28th June 2016
Blurb: Baxter and Addison are meant to die, but their love for each other won’t let them choose that future.
In 2134, the United States of America no longer exists as the super power it once was. Americans fight to keep from being completely conquered by their enemies. Scientists have begun to genetically engineer soldiers to fight the war. These men are stronger, faster and more impervious to injuries. The soldiers are created in labs, then once they are birthed, they are shipped to compounds where they are trained from their very first breath to fight.
Baxter and Addison are two such soldiers. They are from different compounds, but they serve in the same unit. Baxter isn’t the most intelligent, and he knows it. His job is to kill the bad guys, and not to do anything else. Addison understands his place in the world, but he finds he wants more at times. He doesn’t want just to be a killer. He wants to have some other kind of life, and he’s discovered that he wants his life to be with Baxter.
When their unit decides to make a desperate run for the border and freedom, Baxter and Addison only have the certainty of their love to get them through the dangers they are about to face.
Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.
Title: The Better To Kiss You With
Author(s): Michelle Osgood
Length: 155 pages
Publisher: Interlude Press (April 21, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Lesbian / Shifter / Fantasy /
Blurb: In the rare moments when Deanna Scott isn’t working as the moderator for Wolf’s Run, an online werewolf role-playing game, she wanders the local forest trails with her golden retriever, Arthur, and daydreams about Jaime, the attractive, enigmatic woman who lives upstairs.
As Wolf Run’s “den mother,” Deanna is accustomed to petty online drama. But when threats from an antagonistic player escalate, Deanna wonders if her awesome online job could be riskier than she’d ever imagined—and if her new girlfriend knows more about this community than she had realized.
Title: Song of Souls
Series: (Terra Series Book 3)
Author(s): S.J. Frost
Length: 320 pages
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (February 15, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy /
Blurb: Assassin and thief, Zain, will do anything to protect the beautiful minstrel, Lark, but when a new enemy arises, it'll take more than steel to keep the man he loves safe.
Lark is a renowned minstrel in Forest's End, but he has a gift beyond his beautiful voice and masterful skill with a lute that few know about. He has the ability to see and speak with souls of the dead. Other than his closest companions, only one man has never shown fear of his gift and even offered him love.
Known as the Black Fox, Zain is an assassin and thief. He never planned much of a future for himself, until he met Lark. He wants to make a good life for them, but to truly be with Lark, he needs to give up his life in the shadows.
Passion and love strengthens between them, and nothing will stop Zain from protecting Lark. When a new enemy threatens to pull them apart, it'll take more than steel to keep Lark safe. It may be that the only one who has the key to defeat a murderous necromancer is Lark himself.
Title: Wolf En Garde
Series: Wolfe, 2
Author(s): A. F. Henley
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifter / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy /
Blurb: Three years ago Lyle made a mistake that cost him his freedom, and almost his life. Now, sick to death of watching his father love the man that Lyle wanted, Lyle accepts an offer to leave Wolf, WY behind and see what life in Washington, D.C. can do for him instead.
When Lyle comes across a seductive, attractive stranger with a fascinating yet terrifying view of humanity, he's more than intrigued. It doesn't take Lyle long to realize that Arius isn't just playing games, though, and when Lyle runs across a secret in Arius' lair he has no choice but to flee, even knowing his actions will enrage Arius.
On the run, with only a psychic's second sight and his own instinct to help him, Lyle has nowhere to go but home. The only question is, will they have him when he shows up.
Title: Unexpected Heat
Series: (Omega, Really?! Book 1)
Author(s): Eola Eden
Length: 115 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifter / Mpreg
Blurb: Lone wolf Nitro Blackwood doesn't like people. As far as he's concerned, the human world doesn't exist. But for a few short days every year, the heat takes over and the undeniable urge to mate draws him to San Francisco and out of his self-imposed solitude. He's willing to deal with all the foul odors, congestion and general misery for some bump and grind action.
Computer programmer Peter Callaghan likes his quiet, boring life. But like every year since his seventeenth birthday, a rampaging need to screw every guy with a heartbeat takes over. During this time, he finds he can climb out of his shell and be a normal, horny and slightly sarcastic twenty-five-year-old. Peter knows the hulking man with a biker's name will go down in history as his hottest bang, but Peter gets more than he bargained for. When the man shows up several weeks later, raving about pregnancies and mythological creatures, Peter realizes he's being held captive by a crazy person.
Except, things start to get weirder. After escaping, Peter is chased down by a rabid wolf, and Nitro pops out of nowhere to rescue him sporting fur, fangs and claws. As Peter witnesses the unimaginable, he realizes Nitro might be telling the truth about more than him being a shape-changing beast. Having been thrust into a mysterious and bizarre world, Peter is forced to rely on Nitro and something long buried inside Peter begins to awaken.
But could they possibly have a future together?
***Notice*** This 40k novella contains material suited for adults only.
Title: Perfect Obsession
Author(s): Lucien Grey
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Romance / Gay / Historical / Peacock Collection
Notes: Releases in June
Blurb: Son of a mad cloth merchant, William inherited his father's eccentricity, obsessed with fashion and his quest for perfection. When he is insulted by the Prince Regent himself, Will is distraught.
Determined to comfort Will and restore his good spirits, George commissions a new suit for his lover that is certain to cause a stir, even if it seems more and more like the only thing Will loves about him is his money and the lavish lifestyle it affords.
Title: Absinthe of Malice
Series: The Sinners, 5
Author(s): Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Rock n Roll /
Notes: Picked up from the April 25th cover reveal. Absinthe of Malice will be out on June 22, 2016
Blurb: Those five words send a chill down Miki St. John’s spine, especially when they’re spoken with nearly religious fervor by his brother-in-all-but-blood, Damien Mitchell. However, they’re nothing compared to what Damien says next.
And we’re going on tour.
When Crossroads Gin hits the road, Damien hopes it will draw them closer together. There’s something magical about being on tour, especially when traveling in a van with no roadies, managers, or lovers to act as a buffer. The band is already close, but Damien knows they can be more—brothers of sorts, bound not only by familial ties but by their intense love for music.
As they travel from gig to gig, the band is haunted by past mistakes and personal demons, but they forge on. For Miki, Damie, Forest, and Rafe, the stage is where they all truly come alive, and the music they play is as important to them as the air they breathe.
But those demons and troubles won’t leave them alone, and with every mile under their belts, the band faces its greatest challenge—overcoming their deepest flaws and not killing one another along the way.
Title: Goblet's Edge
Author(s): Lore Graham
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Gay / Poly / Fantasy /
August and Laurence have been lovers for years, and it's a love August has never had any cause to doubt, even if Laurence is also his employer—until they arrive in Umbra and meet Queen Maeve, the woman Laurence is to marry.
It's immediately clear to August that Maeve is more than a little interested in Laurence, and as the gap between him and his lover widens, Laurence growing increasingly reserved and distant, August fears the moment he's always dreaded is near to hand.
And the end of their relationship might be easier to accept if he could hate Maeve, but asking him to hate the beautiful, intriguing Maeve would be like asking him to stop loving the Lord he's served and adored so long. Which just makes August more miserable than ever, and waiting for the moment when he's finally cast out.
Title: The Panther's Heart
Series: Wildcat Hills Pride, 1
Author(s): Liza Kay
Length: 140 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books (April 8, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifters /
Blurb: Persian cat shifter Thony Cavanaugh has been in love with his best friend, Alan Abramowitz, for three years. Although Thony and Alan are fated mates, only Thony seems to feel the bond between them. Afraid of getting rejected by the strong beta, Thony doesn’t have the guts to confront Alan with his feelings. But everyone has a breaking point.
Alan reached that point sixteen years earlier, when he met his mate, the biker Jon, only to lose him to a terrible accident. Jon’s death almost killed Alan, and it left his heart battered and bruised. Oblivious to the connection he shares with Thony, and suppressing his feelings for the Persian cat to keep his heart intact, Alan spends his life working as beta and accountant for Alpha Xander. After all, shifters don’t get a second chance. Or so he thinks.
Then a fight between the two friends gets out of hand. Thony pushes Alan away, demanding they take a break from each other. And suddenly, Alan realizes that losing Thony could break his heart for good.
If you like fickle cats and enjoy stubborn men who have to fight for their happiness, don’t miss this shifter romance!
Title: The Haunted Pub
Author(s): Melanie Tushmore
Length: 364 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Gay / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy /
Blurb: Suffering from depression, and going through a rough time because of it, Fizz's misery culminates in his parents throwing him out, leaving him with two bags, twenty pounds, and nowhere to go. Desperate, he calls his brother, who takes him to The Queen Anne's Revenge, where Fizz winds up living in a room that hasn't had a human inhabitant for more years than anyone can actually count—a room that seems to already have an occupant...
Series: (Telluric Realm Book 1)
Author(s): Anyta Sunday
Length: 331 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy
A curse threatens the Winter Kingdom.
A brother is turned to ice.
A rebel uprising is on the horizon.
Marble-maker Rye Cunnings is at the center of it all—and doesn’t know it.
He doesn’t know he’s the lost summer prince. Doesn’t know his blood can unlock Winter’s curse. Doesn’t know why the marbles he makes flutter with magic. All he thinks is that he’s crazy. That he sees things others don’t, like dragons and strange markings on his skin.
But when a dark dragon snatches away Rye’s only friend Milo, he is forced to face the crazy in his life and figure out a way to bring Milo back.
Help comes in the form of Cerdic Leit, a warrior who finds Rye to take him “home” to the Telluric Realm and their kind. All Rye has to do is follow him into Gatreau, the gateway to the four Telluric kingdoms, and all his questions will be answered.
In the hopes of saving Milo, Rye steps into this new and dangerous world. A world where he learns of the Tellurics and their Hansian foes. A world that is swept up in a bitter battle of justice and hate.
And a world that won’t let Rye leave again.
Title: Fire Up My Heart
Author(s): Asta Idonea
Length: 75 pg
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (May 25, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / Robot /
Blurb: London bartender Fane thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he finds a rare and expensive service Bot discarded in a dumpster, and he takes it home to get it working again. The Jo-E brings some much-needed companionship to Fane’s lonely life, but there’s something different about this Bot, as indicated by its odd behavior. Fane’s developing feelings toward Jo-E trouble him, and things go from bad to worse when a robotics engineer arrives on Fane’s doorstep, demanding the return of his property. Fane is forced to choose between a hefty reward and following his heart. Giving in to his forbidden desires might get him killed—or change his life forever.
Title: Under the Dragon's Spell
Series: Fires of Fate, 1
Author(s): Ann-Katrin Byrde
Length: 179 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifter / Urban Fantasy / Dragons /
Blurb: Coming from a broken home, Adrian’s biggest dream in life has always been to find a loving partner and start a family of his own. But when his boyfriend kicks him out, it’s starting to look like that’s never going to happen. Worse yet, he has to move in with his brother to keep from living on the street, and the prevalent bias against men with the ability to carry children keeps him from finding a job of his own.He’s about ready to give up hope when he finds a job offer in the newspaper searching for someone to produce an heir for a rich dragon shifter. Having a baby with a stranger, even if he’s enigmatic and hot as hell, is not his definition of happiness, but when he finds himself falling for the dragon, he starts to hope again.If only it wasn’t for the competition…Stand alone story with no cliffhangers.
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