Book Name: Shifting Chaos
Series: The Sleepless City
Release Date: Sept 7 2015
Chaos reigns in The Sleepless City, and it’s really beginning to piss Detective Jonas Forge off. He’s got inner demons to battle and a life to build with his new soul mate, Blair Turner. Nothing is going right, and he already feels the universe is conspiring against him when a turn of events he never saw coming flips his world upside down.
Hallucinations grip the town and everyone in it, threatening to tear their precariously built family apart, and the only way forward is to bare all to each other. This means Declan and Blair need to learn to accept one another. Lucas Coate has to move forward without ties to his werewolf pack and live a monogamous life with Declan.
But while Forge and Declan confront horrors from their shared past, Simon learns a terrible truth about vampires—one he couldn’t have imagined in his worst nightmares.
Categories: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
“What happened?” Blair asked. He turned his head toward the back door. A second later Moose was running to the back of the house.
Jonas strode in, jerked his jacket off, and tossed it down beside Ben’s helmet, muttering as he went. He stopped and faced them. “Those fools have decided I must be head detective.”
Lucas came to a stop behind Jonas, grinning.
“Wait, you’ve been pissed off all day because you got a promotion?” Blair asked.
Ben lunged forward and threw his arms around Jonas’s neck. “Sweet as! We have to celebrate. It’s about time they recognized you like this. I think it’s crappy you haven’t been promoted until now.”
Jonas pulled in a breath and stepped back from Ben. “I thank you, but it’s a fucking disaster.”
“Another of the Council’s tricks,” Declan added.
“They can’t do this, can they?” Simon said and sat down abruptly on the couch. “That’s against the Council rules.”
“What’s wrong with all of you?” Ben turned in a circle, glaring at each of them in turn.
“I can’t be the head detective.” Jonas took a DVD from the shelf under the television and put it in the player. He grabbed the remote control, aimed, and pointed. “This”—he waved at the scene appearing on the TV—”is why I can’t have this job.”
An image of Stewie in relation to some incident that, by the looks of it, had happened a few years ago appeared on the screen. Underneath were the words “Flint, Ohio, Head Detective Stewart Belle,” and Stewie was speaking to a reporter.
“Oh crap,” Blair said. He and Ben stood side by side.
“Yes. Oh crap covers it nicely. The head detective must be a human, has always been a human. You know, someone who can be seen by a camera and is available during the full moon,” Jonas said. “Before Stewie there was some dick by the name of Felton, and before that we had the oh-so-delightful Smyth.”
Ben nudged Blair and waved one hand between Declan and Jonas. “Have you noticed that between the thief and the cop, the cop is the one with the problems with authority?”
About the author:
Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.
Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess named Rosie, and two cats, Murphy and Yeti. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she's not writing she's working as a veterinary nurse, so don't be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.
Two of Elizabeth's books have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards.
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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: TL Bland
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I'm in the final round of edits for The Planet Whisperer, which will be published by Dreamspinner Press Dec-Jan. Professor Winni Davis is one of the things I'm working on, to make sure all the background I've created for her comes through clearly, without taking over the main story.
Professor Winni Davis is the Government's top scientist. Mostly, her position is on merit, but there were a few steps along the way that were achieved because she's been blackmailing the Chancellor, the head of the Government, for the last fifteen years.
Winni is ambitious and ruthless. Every decision she has made as an adult has been made with her science in mind. If it doesn't further her research, or put in place functions that will eventually further her research, she doesn't want to know about it.
Her entire adult life has been one long journey towards the greatness and recognition she knows she deserves. She's so focused on the experiments she needs to complete in order to prove her theories and move forward, that she's long since lost sight of any of the gentler emotions she'd once felt.
Winni is a genius. She chose her husband because he also is a genius, and his work complemented her own. Of their five children, two showed promise. The other three were 'encouraged' to marry fortuitously. Winni's youngest daughter rejected Winni's demands and disappeared several years ago. Her only son, Marcus, is showing disturbing signs of independence. Even her biddable husband, Harry, is becoming recalcitrant.
Winni's research revolves around accelerating growth, generally as it's applied to terraforming planets (creating a liveable atmosphere on a dead planet) and, more specifically, on food production.
Fifteen years ago, Winni made the premature decision to test her theories on human subjects. Most of the three hundred people died. Those who lived were terribly deformed physically, or suffered severe mental trauma. The man who was her partner in those experiments tried to forget it ever happened, and made sure no one would find out. He didn't bargain on Winni's own ambitions. The call he received from her a week after he became Chancellor made him realise how fragile his own success, and indeed his freedom, was.
Winni is on the cusp of success. She's just met the Planet Whisperer and realised what his talents could do to help her research. He's always worked alone, and has always insisted on only terraforming planets that show no signs of life. She aims to change his mind and manipulates Marcus into helping her.
I loved writing Winni. Trying to work out how her megalomania could be written so she comes across as, not just a mad scientist, but also a three-dimensional human being, was a challenge.
I've been working on the edits for my first science fiction novel which will be coming out with Dreamspinner Press in Dec-Jan.
I've been enjoying the challenges the editors are giving me, even though they're more work. One of the things asked for was more detail with the world building. I had lots of notes--not much of it made the final cut with the book, but now some of it is back in.
My main character, Jonah, is a planet whisperer. He can harness the energy around planets and redirect it so that the planet develops a liveable atmosphere. I thought I'd share what he does with you.
Before I go any further, I should tell you I don't have a science background at all. I haven't studied science beyond junior high school. I've asked scientists about this so it's not totally made up. Anything I say that isn't right is because my understanding is sketchy. I just make it sound plausible in fiction.
Firstly, you need a planet that has a few specific elements either in the atmosphere or trapped under the surface. These elements are ammonia, methane, hydrogen and helium. Some water ice would be good too.
So my six easy steps are:
1. Increase the speed of the planet's rotation. Manipulating the planet's magnetic fields can do this, so that's what Jonah does.
2. This causes the crust to bulge and volcanoes form and erupt, which releases the gases.
3. The gases react with each other. For example, Methane and water will give us carbon dioxide and hydrogen (apparently). Carbon dioxide is important for plants. Hydrogen and helium are too light to stay in the atmosphere, so float away.
4. We need some electrical storms in the new gaseous atmosphere so that NH3 (ammonia) + lightning + CH4 (methane) will give us longer chains of amino acids, which is the base of proteins.
5. Amino acids + H2O (water) = cells.
6. Plant some plants in this new place that has lots of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Through photosynthesis, the plants will create oxygen.
And there we have it--a liveable atmosphere.
It took the Earth six billion years to do it. My guy can do it in three weeks.
Isn't fiction a wonderful thing?
Living in Montana and working the ranch is all Aaron wants to do for the rest of his life. Diagnosed as allergic to the sun thirteen years previous, every day is a struggle to get out of bed. Having to wear long-sleeved shirts, gloves, and even material to cover his face from the effects of the sun, just makes it all worse. Now, in his thirty-second year, he is sure this will be his last summer. While he hates it, he knows he needs to come to terms with the truth and put things in order for his younger cousins. Before he does so, he heads out for one night of pleasure before facing what’s coming.
Jaret loves excitement and new adventures. For over five hundred years, he has sought them out. In Montana on a whim, he comes across someone he doesn’t expect, someone who makes him feel things he does not understand and does not want to give up. In no time at all, he feels like he cannot live without Aaron. The only problem is Aaron doesn’t know who he is, what he is, nor that he isn’t going to die. Not on Jaret’s watch. With a plan to help the other man discover who he is in place, he only has one thing to worry about: whether an ancient enemy will come and destroy everything he now holds dear.
Warning: This book is a paranormal m/m romance with some horror elements. It also crosses cowboy and vampire genres. If you don’t think cowboys look hot with fangs, you’re missing out.
Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Western/Cowboy
Thianna, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Oh I had all sorts of aspirations growing up. I considered being a doctor for a while – but I hate the sight of blood and I’m not a fan of hospitals. In my teens, I planned to become a lawyer. Until I got to college and realized that while I might be a straight-A student, I didn’t enjoy it.
All my life I’ve written stories and yet I never imagined I’d be a writer. This is the best life in the world and better than anything I dreamed up as a kid.
“You’re not going to die, Aaron.”
“You don’t know that. This sickness, ailment, curse…whatever the fuck it is. It’s gettin’ worse. And it’s changin’. Morphin’ into somethin’ scary. My nightmares lately have been horrible.”
“What kind of nightmares?” Of course, Jaret knew. They were the same kind all of them had during the change. Fire and ice as the body went through horrendous chills and soaring high fevers. They would only stop once the change was complete. For after that, there was no real sleep anymore.
“Bein’ caught on high mountains, pelted with snow. Of the forests here bright with orange fire. Of you—” His voice broke. “Callin’ out my name only I’m no longer here to respond.”
“Babe,” Jaret said in a soft voice, not understanding why but knowing he was closer to this drakyl than he had ever been to anyone. “We’re going to get you cured. Then you can come out with me at night. We’ll keep the place predator free while your cousins slave in the sun. How does that sound?”
A sad attempt at a laugh left the other man’s throat. “Promise me you won’t leave until I’m gone?”
Fury swept along Jaret’s veins. Anger at the sun, the fact the man next to him was terrified, and at Davis for not explaining to the poor man earlier what he was. But mostly, he was furious at himself for not telling Aaron the truth. Leaning in, he placed his nose against Aaron’s. “I promise you,” he said in a deep growl, “that you are not going to die, Aaron Drakyl. I won’t let it happen.”
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About the author:
Thianna loves to write strong stories with even stronger heroes. While all of her books have an erotic overtone, it is the story that is the most important to her. “The story should be able to stand on its own. The erotic elements are an add-on.”
She enjoys writing about couples with kink, paranormal couples, and straight out strangeness. But more on that later… You can find her at mm.thiannad.com.
She also writes m/f under the name Thianna D.
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Publisher: Thianna Durston
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer – Simply Defined Art
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Sometimes curves in the road take you right where you belong.
Luther Almond’s life working the Bakken oil field is perfect—short-lived jobs, temporary housing, and easy hookups. That’s one reason he won’t move home when he inherits the lake house. When Erik Heat bends over to fix Luther’s pipes, his tattoos hint he might be up for more than working on the drain. The last thing Luther expects is to want more from this guy than one night.
Every time they’re together, Luther is more grounded and Erik more confident. When the lake house demands attention, Luther asks for Erik’s help. There he imagines a more permanent life, one where he stops running. But he wants Erik by his side. Can he find the courage—and the words—to ask?
Pages or Words: 20,000 words/65 pages Categories: Bisexual, Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
Erik had the quintessential plumber’s crack, but holy… it was not at all repulsive. And on his left ass cheek was a tattoo. From where Luther sat, it looked like an elaborate arrow, or at least the tip of an arrow pointing toward his ass. The rest disappeared under his clothes. Luther assumed it wrapped around his side, and he wondered what sort of fletching was at the other end. Did it end right above his cock, obscured by a dark thatch of pubic hair, or nestle in his V, just skirting his hipbone?
Luther stood up, grabbed a can of pop from the fridge, and stepped closer to study the tattoo. He spied a dark smudge right above the beautiful arrow tip and barely kept himself from bursting into laughter when he realized what it said.
Insert here was inked in faded letters, nothing at all like the professional thin lines of the quality arrow. This looked like the shit tattoos his high school friends gave themselves with a sewing needle and India ink before they were old enough to get a professional one. Or a prison tattoo.
Yet it was like an invitation just waiting to be noticed.
“Is that true?” Luther asked.
“Is what true?” Erik’s voice was muffled.
Erik immediately sat back and tugged both his underwear and his jeans up to cover his left hip as he cursed under his breath. “Shit. Stupid tool belt.” He flushed bright red and then muttered words that were hard to understand, but Luther thought he made out undershirt and aerator. Erik scrambled to toss his tools in his bucket, taking no time to organize them in the same way they’d been when he’d arrived, and he tripped over an area rug as he bolted toward the door.
“Hey! Stop,” Luther said. “Just—stop!”
Erik did, but he faced the door, refusing to turn around.
“I’m gay, so you’re safe here, if that’s what that tattoo’s truly about.”
Erik turned his head slightly, only enough that Luther could see his dark eyelashes as he blinked in double time.
“It’s not an easy place to be out. I know. But then… why have that tattooed on your ass?”
“Long story,” Erik said.
“You were going out to your truck to get more tools?” Luther offered, to help the guy save face.
“No.” He hiked his pants up and tightened his tool belt a notch or two. “I’m gonna keep working.”
“All right.” Luther sat down on his couch again, tugging his iPad back into his lap and pretending to no longer care about those smudged words that obviously meant a hell of a lot to Erik. At least keeping them hidden did.
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Real life. Genuine men. True love.
Posy Roberts writes about the realistic struggles of men looking for love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.
Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep. Her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.
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Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Books
Cover Artist: DJ Mack
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