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Late Summer, Early Spring

by Patricia Correll

Hour of the Lotus General Sho Iwata is devastated when the man he secretly loves, Prince Narita, is struck with a mysterious illness. Iwata's current lover, Hiroshi, is well aware of the general's unrequited passion. But that isn't his biggest problem. His sister is Narita's favorite consort, but Hiroshi believes she has been replaced by an imposter. When they discover the true cause of the illness, they will have to battle an ancient spirit and survive. Fox Hunter Lord General Iwata Sho sets out in search of the mysterious Fox Hunter. When he finds his former lover, Hiroshi, he discovers a changed man, scarred inside and out and consumed by vengeance. Together with Narita's grown son Daigo, Iwata and Hiroshi pursue the malicious spirit as it leaves bloodshed in its wake. Iwata worries about what will become of Hiroshi when the fox is defeated--if Hiroshi's revenge doesn't kill him first.Hour of the Lotus published by Dreamspinner Press, May 2013

Quiet Nights

by Mary Calmes

Mangrove StoriesIt's a lovely little life Kelly Seaton leads. He's got his own landscaping business, a nice little house, and his best friend, Cosimo Renaldi, and Coz's goofball family who have adopted Kelly as their own. Sure, it's a little lonely at night, but it's a sweet deal, and Kelly can't chance ruining it by letting on that he wants more--has always wanted more--with Coz. Then Kelly's past comes to town, bringing bad memories and hurt feelings that start to break Kelly down, and Coz just doesn't understand why Kelly won't let him be the support and strength that Kelly's always been for him. They've already been through war, Coz's devastating injury, and starting new careers in Mangrove, Florida. Why shouldn't they face their chaotic pasts and build their future of quiet nights... together?

After I Wake

by Emma Griffiths

Award-winning teen poet Carter Rogers has made a lot of bad choices in her life, one of which led to losing her hand to frostbite. After a failed suicide attempt, Carter wakes up and takes a hard look at the person she's become. As her disappointment over her botched effort fades, she begins to accept herself and look forward. Righting past wrongs won't be easy, but armed with the support of her mother and her friends, and with a new perspective on life, Carter sets out to fix her relationships with the people she cares about and the world of poetry.

Snowman

by Isabelle Rowan

We all find ways to run away. Some do it in seclusion, others in the arms of lovers. Since the death of his long-time partner, Caleb Maguire lives a quiet life in Australia's Victorian high country with only his dog and horses for company. Each day is the same. There are no surprises--good or bad--until a major snowstorm hits his mountain and Caleb is called out to rescue a stranded tourist. The late night snow brings with it a lost soul who forces Caleb to reassess his solitary life. Paul Turner is a barista in the trendy Melbourne suburb of Carlton. He lives life totally in the moment, but a life of no commitments is about to change for this city boy. Three days is all it takes for Paul to fall hard for Caleb, and Paul returns to the city with a promise he'll be back after turning his life around... but only when all the roads are clear.

Despite the Odds

by Chris T. Kat

Odds Are: Book OneNever judge a book by its cover. Michael Campbell can't hold a job for more than a few days. He's lucky his foreman is giving him another chance with the solar panel project at an elementary school in Atlantic City. When he spies a man walking strangely in front of the school, Michael laughs, assuming he's drunk or high. Little does he realize that Joshua Stone, a teaching assistant, has cerebral palsy, and he's having a bad muscle control day. Taking a tumble right in front of the handsome construction worker is just his luck. When Michael learns the truth, he feels bad for his cruel behavior. He offers to give Joshua--and his tricycle, the Racing Rhonda--a lift. Joshua accepts the help, and suddenly there's a gorgeous man breezing into his life, turning his world upside down. But Michael has more issues than his inability to hold down a job, and neither man is sure if they'll be able to overcome their fears in order to be together.

Submission Guidelines

by T. Neilson

Cole Doren is starting over. He's moved, started working as a food writer again, and is crushing hard on his new neighbor, Daniel Mazurek, who is a genuinely nice guy and as hot as a supernova. Too bad for Cole, Daniel's not what he seems. And too bad for Daniel, the cute boy-next-door's DNA says he's one of America's most wanted, and it's Daniel's job to confirm that and bring him down. Digging through Cole's past, Daniel finds out about Cole's BDSM videos and while it should set off warning bells, it only leaves Daniel damn hot for Cole. Getting closer to his subject is easy, but starting a relationship built on trust is a lot harder when everything Daniel's ever told Cole has been a lie.

Fox-Hat and Neko

by August Li

Tokyo high school student Tsukino Ayumu never wanted to stand out. He's always been content to run at the middle of the pack and go unnoticed, and he doesn't expect much to change when he moves to the small fishing village of Yuuyake to live with his grandfather. In Yuuyake, Ayumu makes his first real friend in Ikehara Haruki and forges close ties with two girls, Shizuka and Chou. Together, the four friends muddle through the messy world of dating and relationships while trying to succeed in school and prepare for the world they'll enter when it ends. Fate has other plans for them, though, and Ayumu in particular, as an invisible threat targets the village's young people. After being plagued by disturbing, violent dreams, Ayumu learns what the spirit world expects of him. He must learn to fight and to lead--but he's only ever been ordinary. With the support of friends he would die to protect, Ayumu faces a destiny only he can fulfill. But others have taken an interest in Ayumu. The mysterious Fox-Hat and Neko know more about Ayumu than he knows about himself, and they lead him onto a path that might end in the destruction of them all.

The Florist

by Serena Yates

2nd EditionA Workplace Encounters BookWhen freelance florist Dylan White gets a call that a good friend has died and left him a flower shop, Dylan isn't sure he wants the commitment. Still, he travels to Florida to speak with the law firm, where he meets defense attorney Sean Mellick in the corridor. Sean makes a point of "running into" Dylan again, and Dylan eventually agrees to a date. While romance blooms between the two men, their careers aren't going as smoothly. Dylan faces employee resistance and sabotage, and then inexplicable expenses leave him on the verge of bankruptcy. An offer to sell that sounds too good to be true makes him suspicious, and he asks Sean for help. Though they've had very little time together, Dylan and Sean need each other to work through the issues and plant the seeds for the future they both want.First Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2012.

The Bricklayer

by Serena Yates

A Workplace Encounters BookMike Brown has been a bricklayer working for the same construction company since leaving high school at eighteen. While building a conservatory for a Victorian house northwest of downtown Baltimore, Mike meets Ash, the landscaper hired to restore the gardens, when Ash distractedly stumbles over some of Mike's equipment. Mike offers to take Ash to dinner as an apology, Ash hesitantly agrees, and the two men start dating. Then Mike is pulled away from his next assignment of building fireplaces by a promotion he doesn't want, only to be fired for incompetence two weeks later. With Ash's support, Mike must figure out who sabotaged his work, and why, before he faces a lawsuit.

Healing Hunter's Heart

by Charlie Cochet

A Little Bite of Love: Book TwoMonths after being forced to leave his lover and mate Ari Jannsen behind, Hunter Devin settles into his role as Enforcer for the newly formed Deagan Clan under the rule of his new Alpha and best friend Tristan "Trip" Hagan. Along with Hunter's brother Boone, their nephews, sister, and mother, Hunter finally has the family he's always wanted, but without his little rebel Ari, his heart is incomplete. The Hagan Clan is unable to accept the Deagan Clan's betrayal for walking away and taking the clan's pups with them. War looms. As both clans plan their attack, a greater enemy plots against them. But Hunter is determined to get his Ari back. Bonds are put to the test and unexpected alliances are made as Hunter and his clan set out to protect their own and end the spreading heartache.Book One, An Intrepid Trip to Love, was published in Don't Read in the Closet by Charlie Cochet.

Ink and Shadows

by Rhys Ford

Book One of Ink and ShadowsKismet Andreas lives in fear of the shadows. For the young tattoo artist, the shadows hold more than darkness. He is certain of his insanity because the dark holds creatures and crawling things only he can see--monsters who hunt out the weak to eat their minds and souls, leaving behind only empty husks and despair. And if there's one thing Kismet fears more than being hunted--it's the madness left in its wake. The shadowy Veil is Mal's home. As Pestilence, he is the youngest--and most inexperienced--of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, immortal manifestations resurrected to serve--and cull--mankind. Invisible to all but the dead and insane, the Four exist between the Veil and the mortal world, bound to their nearly eternal fate. Feared by other immortals, the Horsemen live in near solitude but Mal longs to know more than Death, War and Famine. Mal longs to be... more human. To interact with someone other than lunatics or the deceased. When Kismet rescues Mal from a shadowy attack, Pestilence is suddenly thrust into a vicious war--where mankind is the prize, and the only one who has faith in Mal is the human the other Horsemen believe is destined to die.

Caught in the Middle

by Robbie Michaels

Sequel to CaughtCaught in the Act: Book TwoAfter a rocky start to the school year, Ben and Adam are getting their feet on solid ground, despite a lot of obstacles. Amelia, Ben's former girlfriend, isn't willing to let Ben go so easily. At Christmas, Amelia delivers a bombshell that keeps Adam and Ben apart over the holiday. When Adam returns from seeing his family, Ben, who avoids conflict at all cost, will not talk to him. Adam figures out Amelia's scheme, and when he confronts her, she retaliates by arranging an ambush in the school parking lot one night. Ben is horrified when he sees Adam lying battered in the hospital. Adam is more than physically broken. His spirit is wounded, and he sees only the negative, the struggle ahead, and Ben's betrayal. Healing, both in body and mind, is a long arduous road. It's up to Ben to convince Adam that there is still good in life and that he'll be there to help Adam every step of the way. If Adam will let him.

Out of Order

by Casey Lawrence

A Survivor's Club NovelCorinna "Corey" Nguyen's life seems perfectly average for a closeted bisexual whiz kid with her eyes on college and a budding romance with her friend Kate. Sixteen and navigating senior year with her tight-knit group of best friends through crushes, breakups, and pregnancy scares, Corey mistakenly believes that running for valedictorian and choosing the right college are the worst of her worries. That is, until prom night, when she's left alone and in shock, hiding inside a diner restroom, the only witness to a multiple homicide. With graduation looming, the pressure is on for Corey to identify the killer and ensure that the crime that has changed her life forever will not go unpunished.

Witches

by A. M. Burns

The Woodmen Chronicles: Book ThreeThom Woodmen, a bigfoot or Oh Mah, who lives in a human world, is bonded to Ben Steele, an average teenager. Thom has barely adjusted to his new status as a Guardian when he discovers others working against him and there's a price on his head. Then an intruder appears in his family's territory, and he senses strange energies coming from Ben. While they struggle to find out who wants Thom dead, Ben is tested to confirm Thom's suspicions--Ben has magic. Ben shows promise, but he just wants to stay the normal human within their group of friends. After more attacks, Ben begins to see how magic might help him protect Thom--if only he can learn enough before the witch who is hunting them closes in for the kill.

The Book of Ethan

by Russell J. Sanders

Ethan Harker is the son of The Prophet, the stern, demanding leader of a small Southwestern polygamous community. Ethan has been groomed to one day take his place as the leader of this isolated cult. But things happen that compel Ethan to flee his stifling community and find his way in the world beyond it. Totally out of his depth, he is sheltered by a remarkable group of people from a loving and accepting church. From them, he learns what family truly means and begins to construct a life free from the restrictions he's grown up with. Little by little he dismisses the assumptions he was taught about the "evil" people in the outside world. Amid all this, Ethan realizes something about himself when he meets rapper Kyan, a boy his age. Although he's been brought up to fear and hate members of Kyan's race, he can't help falling in love with Kyan. Fueled by a new understanding and new friends, Ethan gains the strength and courage to conquer the confusing world he has been thrust into.

Slaying Isidore's Dragons

by C. Kennedy

Follow the burgeoning love of two teens during the worst year of their lives. Irish-born Declan David de Quirke II is the son of two ambassadors, one Irish and one American. He is 'out' to his parents but to no one else. French-born Jean Isidore de Sauveterre is also the son of two ambassadors, one Catalan and one Parisian. His four half brothers have been told to cure him of his homosexuality. Both teens have lost a parent in a London car bombing. Declan and Isidore meet at the beginning of their senior year at a private academy in the United States. Declan is immediately smitten with Isidore and becomes his knight in shining armor. Isidore wants to keep what is left of his sanity and needs Declan's love to do it. One is beaten, one is drugged, one is nearly raped, one has been raped. They are harassed by professors and police, and have fights at school, but none of it compares to running for their lives. When the headmaster's popular son attempts suicide and someone tries to assassinate Declan's mother, they are thrown headlong into chaos, betrayal, conspiracy, allegations of sexual coercion, even murder. And one of them carries a secret that may get them killed.

Weathering the Storm

by Caitlin Ricci

Robbie's dad has always been hard on Robbie and his brothers, but when their mom dies on Robbie's sixteenth birthday, he becomes downright abusive. Robbie doesn't understand why his dad is so mean to him or why his brothers resent him for their mom's accident, but he desperately tries to hide the bruises. On top of that, after his dad's horse training jobs run out, he moves them to Colorado to their uncle's ranch in the mountains. At Uncle Caleb's cabin, Robbie meets Sam, a boy whose family also lives on the property. Finally he has a real friend who shares his love of horses, but Sam is black and openly gay. Both traits incur Robbie's father's rage. When his dad attacks Robbie in front of Uncle Caleb for standing up for Sam and himself, all of their secrets are thrown out into the open, and Robbie's life is changed forever.

Relationship Status Rewind #4: The Decision

by Evie Phillips

The heat continues to get hotter for Relationship Status fans, as the Rewind Novella series action goes to the sandy shores of the Hamptons in THE DECISION. The fourth novella in the Relationship Status universe tells the stories of the beloved characters before they hit the big screen as an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival and debuted as an original series exclusively on go90. Pembrooke and Church have long been the perfect couple. Ever since they got together at Yale, their destiny seemed set in stone. Careers, marriage, family--a future painted by Norman Rockwell himself. But real life has a way of throwing curveballs into the surest of plans. As a large contingent of their friends joins them in the Hamptons to start the summer beach season, Pembrooke and Church's relationship is about to get hit by an unsuspected storm. Faced with a difficult choice, their lives will change no matter the direction they choose. Despite the importance of the decision facing them, Pembrooke and Church are committed to having fun at Jack's summer kickoff bash. Like the fireworks to celebrate Memorial Day, these two plan to end the weekend with a bang. Make sure to see how the Relationship Status story continues with all of the novellas and watch the original series from StyleHaul, Divide Pictures and Full Fathom Five on go90.

Relationship Status Rewind #3: The Lesson

by Evie Phillips

The late nights continue for Relationship Status fans, as the Rewind Novella series action goes deep in THE LESSON. The third novella in the Relationship Status universe tells the stories of the beloved characters before they hit the big screen as an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival and debuted as an original series exclusively on go90. Ever since college, it has been Wes's mission to get his uber-nerdy, uber-nice friend, Evan, out of his shell and into the game. Now their buddy Max is on the project, too. But, despite his huge brain and a sweet finance job lining his pockets, Evan continues to struggle with romance. Convinced a coworker's message is the start of a relationship, Evan turns to the boys for help...only they don't see a relationship developing, they see a booty call. After Wes and Max take it upon themselves to help Evan with a last-minute, cram session on bedroom "behavior," he trudges off into the night ready as he'll ever be for his final exam. Hopefully Evan paid attention in class because this test is pass/fail. Make sure to see how the Relationship Status story continues with all of the novellas and watch the original series from StyleHaul, Divide Pictures and Full Fathom Five on go90.

Relationship Status Rewind #2: The Bucket List

by Evie Phillips

The afternoon delight continues for Relationship Status fans, as the Rewind Novella series action doesn't stop in THE BUCKET LIST. The second novella in the Relationship Status universe tells the stories of the beloved characters before they hit the big screen as an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival and debuted as an original series exclusively on go90. Erin and Justin were college sweethearts. But that four-year bliss will end in a few weeks. The relationship they built through those transformative years will never be the same. As they enter the real world and head to different coasts, Erin and Justin made the adult decision to call it quits. It would be too hard. It would hold them back. And they love each other too much to do that, plus this is a mutual decision...or so they think. In order to enjoy the remaining days of carefree college life, they vow to the complete the historic University of Michigan bucket list. It won't be easy, but it should give them memories they'll never forget. Like the love they shared. Make sure to see how the Relationship Status story continues with all of the novellas and watch the original series from StyleHaul, Divide Pictures and Full Fathom Five on go90.

Relationship Status Rewind #1: The Bet

by Evie Phillips

A perfect quickie for Relationship Status fans, the Rewind Novella series starts off with a bang in THE BET. The first novella in the Relationship Status universe tells the stories of the beloved characters before they hit the big screen as an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival and debuted as an original series exclusively on go90. Pembrooke and Church are in the perfect mid-20s relationship. They are full of love and intimacy as they leave their college years at Yale behind and begin their careers. But all of that relationship status bliss comes into question when Maggie and Jack make a steamy bet after Jack suffers an unfortunate injury during a hook-up. Now Pembrooke is desperate to prove the heat between her and Church is only on a temporary hiatus and not gone for good. Lucky for Pembrooke, Grace has the perfect manuscript for her to edit--one that will certainly get her creative juices flowing. Find out the winner of the bet and if Church and Pembrooke can bring back the heat. Make sure to see how the Relationship Status story continues with all of the novellas and watch the original series from StyleHaul, Divide Pictures and Full Fathom Five on go90.

DEAD IN BED by Bailey Simms: Part 7: Sick

by Adrian Birch

You've never, ever read a story like this. Ashley Young is stuck in an unsatisfying marriage and a dead-end job. But when a sexually transmitted plague breaks out in her small town--one that slowly transforms everyone infected into crazed zombielike sex fiends--everything about her life changes. Facing quarantine, National Guard barricades, the onset of winter, and a rapidly spreading, mysterious sex plague, Ashley and everyone else in her small Colorado town find their deepest feelings for one another surfacing...both amorously and violently. When everyone in Ashley's life begins taking comfort in one another's arms, no one really knows who's infected and who's not. And because the disease perpetuates itself as an aphrodisiac, sex--the very thing that offers comfort--only contributes to spreading the plague. In a crumbling world with little to lose, Ashley begins to discover a resilience she didn't know she possessed and a strength she's never had before. Her newly acquired agency may come at a price, however, when Ashley must ultimately choose between her own survival and saving the people she loves.DEAD IN BED by Bailey Simms delivers a tour-de-force series that's as emotionally incisive as it is shockingly sexy, as heartbreaking as it is hilarious, and as frightful as it is impossible to put down.

DEAD IN BED by Bailey Simms: Part 6: Whetted Appetites

by Adrian Birch

You've never, ever read a story like this. Ashley Young is stuck in an unsatisfying marriage and a dead-end job. But when a sexually transmitted plague breaks out in her small town--one that slowly transforms everyone infected into crazed zombielike sex fiends--everything about her life changes. Facing quarantine, National Guard barricades, the onset of winter, and a rapidly spreading, mysterious sex plague, Ashley and everyone else in her small Colorado town find their deepest feelings for one another surfacing...both amorously and violently. When everyone in Ashley's life begins taking comfort in one another's arms, no one really knows who's infected and who's not. And because the disease perpetuates itself as an aphrodisiac, sex--the very thing that offers comfort--only contributes to spreading the plague. In a crumbling world with little to lose, Ashley begins to discover a resilience she didn't know she possessed and a strength she's never had before. Her newly acquired agency may come at a price, however, when Ashley must ultimately choose between her own survival and saving the people she loves. DEAD IN BED by Bailey Simms delivers a tour-de-force series that's as emotionally incisive as it is shockingly sexy, as heartbreaking as it is hilarious, and as frightful as it is impossible to put down.

DEAD IN BED by Bailey Simms: Part 5: Don't Catch the Plague

by Adrian Birch

You've never, ever read a story like this. Ashley Young is stuck in an unsatisfying marriage and a dead-end job. But when a sexually transmitted plague breaks out in her small town--one that slowly transforms everyone infected into crazed zombielike sex fiends--everything about her life changes. Facing quarantine, National Guard barricades, the onset of winter, and a rapidly spreading, mysterious sex plague, Ashley and everyone else in her small Colorado town find their deepest feelings for one another surfacing...both amorously and violently. When everyone in Ashley's life begins taking comfort in one another's arms, no one really knows who's infected and who's not. And because the disease perpetuates itself as an aphrodisiac, sex--the very thing that offers comfort--only contributes to spreading the plague. In a crumbling world with little to lose, Ashley begins to discover a resilience she didn't know she possessed and a strength she's never had before. Her newly acquired agency may come at a price, however, when Ashley must ultimately choose between her own survival and saving the people she loves.DEAD IN BED by Bailey Simms delivers a tour-de-force series that's as emotionally incisive as it is shockingly sexy, as heartbreaking as it is hilarious, and as frightful as it is impossible to put down.

DEAD IN BED by Bailey Simms: Part 4: Milk and Honey

by Adrian Birch

You've never, ever read a story like this. Ashley Young is stuck in an unsatisfying marriage and a dead-end job. But when a sexually transmitted plague breaks out in her small town--one that slowly transforms everyone infected into crazed zombielike sex fiends--everything about her life changes. Facing quarantine, National Guard barricades, the onset of winter, and a rapidly spreading, mysterious sex plague, Ashley and everyone else in her small Colorado town find their deepest feelings for one another surfacing...both amorously and violently. When everyone in Ashley's life begins taking comfort in one another's arms, no one really knows who's infected and who's not. And because the disease perpetuates itself as an aphrodisiac, sex--the very thing that offers comfort--only contributes to spreading the plague. In a crumbling world with little to lose, Ashley begins to discover a resilience she didn't know she possessed and a strength she's never had before. Her newly acquired agency may come at a price, however, when Ashley must ultimately choose between her own survival and saving the people she loves.DEAD IN BED by Bailey Simms delivers a tour-de-force series that's as emotionally incisive as it is shockingly sexy, as heartbreaking as it is hilarious, and as frightful as it is impossible to put down.

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