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A Harmony Ink Press Title

Draven, a fledgling monster, faces an impossible choice just three days before his fifteenth birthday. If he doesn’t make his first human kill and release the beast within him, his father will kill his mortal mother. But Draven doesn’t want to become a sadistic, ruthless fiend like his father.

Help arrives in the form of Ahmad, a powerful 1500-year-old djinn whose soul is trapped in a brass ring, and handsome Inky, who is also much older than he seems. In turn, they introduce Draven to the eerie, mysterious Mina, who has information they need to rescue Draven’s mother. But their quest to free her is not without obstacles. Draven falls head over heels in love with Inky, only to discover how deadly this can be. And Ahmad’s ring falls into the hands of an enemy who won’t hesitate to use Ahmad against his friends.

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Into This River I Drown

2013 Award Winners

Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father, Big Eddie, when his truck crashed into a river. Everyone called it an accident, but Benji knows it was more. Even years later, he’s buried in his grief, throwing himself into managing Big Eddie’s convenience store in the small-town of Roseland, Oregon. Surrounded by his mother and three aunts, he lives day to day, struggling to keep his head above water.

But Roseland is no ordinary place.

With ever more frequent dreams of his father’s death and waking visions of feathers on the river’s surface, Benji finds his definition of reality bending. He thinks himself haunted; by ghosts or memories, he can no longer tell. Not until a man falls from the sky, leaving the burning imprint of wings on the ground, does Benji begin to understand that the world is more mysterious than he ever imagined—and more dangerous. As uncontrollable forces descend on Roseland, they reveal long-hidden truths about friends, family, and the stranger Calliel—a man Benji can no longer live without.

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Votos de honor

Cambio de actitud | Volumen 3

La secuela de Vínculo de confianza
Volumen 3 de la serie Cambio de actitud

Jin Rayne aún está adaptándose a sus nuevos y aterradores poderes como gato nekhene, y a su posición como reah de la tribu de Logan Church, cuando se entera de que han convocado un sepat, un lance de honor. Logan, quien jamás ha deseado otra cosa excepto dirigir su pequeña tribu provinciana, debe viajar a Mongolia, al otro lado del mundo, y luchar para convertirse en el líder más poderoso en el mundo de los hombres panteras.

Logan no será el único que viajará. Como su pareja, Jin deberá luchar con él para honrar su compromiso con Logan, su cultura y a su tribu. Pero el periodo de la prueba es largo, lo que significa una prolongada separación entre ambos, y que la humanidad de Logan estará en riesgo. Para sobrevivir al horrible sepat, Jin y Logan deberán aceptar sus destinos, confiar en el otro, y honrar los votos entre ellos, cueste lo que cueste.

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

Celebrate with Harmony Ink Press as we recognize the talented winners of our first annual Young Author Challenge. This anthology showcases the LGBTQ genre’s best up-and-coming-authors between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one.

The transition from childhood to adulthood is never easy, and growing up presents unique challenges for LGBTQ youth. Confusion, bigotry, and struggle transcend time and place, but fortunately, so does love. Travel with these exceptional young authors from country cottages to big cities, into the past and the future, from fantastic lands of magic to the recognizable landscapes of our world. Regardless of the setting, the characters in these stories, along with families, friends, lovers, and allies, fight to claim their places in life. Their identities and situations are different, but the young people in this collection share the strength and courage to succeed, sometimes against great odds, and they invite you to join them on their journeys.

Cigar, Parasol, Star by Laura Beaird
Counting Stars by L.A. Buchanan
The King of Dorkdom by Avery Burrow
Happy Endings Take Work by Morgan Cair
Tess by Becca Ehlers
Our First Anniversary by Trisha Harrington
The Dragon Princess by Eleanor Hawtin
An IRL Love Life by Rebecca Long
On Their Own Terms by D. William Pfifer
Glitterhead by Benjamin Shepherd Quiñones
City Lights Will Carry You Home by Amanda Reed
The Gift of Flame by Scotia Roth
Waiting by Annie Schoonover
Quiet Love by Gil Segev
Paranormal Honor Society by Leigh Taylor

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The Unseen Tempest

Lords of Arcadia | Book Three

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Sequel to Eye of the Storm
Lords of Arcadia: Act Three

Kane used to be a normal boy with normal worries. Now he fights alongside his boyfriend, Hawk, and an unlikely group of allies as they attempt to reclaim Hawk's throne and save the Nine Realms. With time running out, Hawk decides to raise an army against the evil shapeshifter, Puck, and his army of The Dark. The adventurers split up in search of a force that will join their cause and help restore order to the Nine Realms.

New allies aren't as easy to find as they hoped. Kane, Hawk, and their friends face unforeseen danger as centuries-old grudges threaten their quest. Nothing is what they thought it was, and Kane and Hawk must find the truth in time to defend against Puck's encroaching army. But the truth about who their true foe is will change everything.

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La voie du loup

Le Grand Dévoilement | Tome 1

Le Grand Dévoilement, tome 1

Kris Ellis pensait que le temps des mariages arrangés appartenait au passé – mais c’était avant le Grand Dévoilement qui révéla que des créatures mythiques vivaient parmi les humains. Maintenant, un simple test médical de routine a pu déterminer que Kris avait un compagnon, un loup-garou nommé Rafael King.

Kris est fraîchement diplômé de l’université et a des projets bien établis pour sa vie future. Aucun d’entre eux n’inclut d’être lié pour toujours à quelqu’un qu’il n’a jamais rencontré. Mais lorsque Rafe l’appelle, Kris est prêt à reconsidérer sa position. Après tout, qu’est-ce qui est pire que d’avoir attendu son âme sœur pendant près de deux cents ans ?

Rafe est patient, fort et gentil, sans oublier qu’il est très attirant. Exactement comme ce que Kris avait entendu dire à propos des compagnons prédestinés, des étincelles éclatent à la seconde où ils se rencontrent. Mais Kris et Rafe sont très différents et la vie avec un loup-garou peut s’avérer dangereuse. Un combat pour l’amour en vaut-il vraiment la peine ?

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Centuries ago, the sorrow of a spurned mermaid cursed the ocean. Now the fate of the sea rests on the shoulders of her great-nephew, Prince Caspian of Atlantis. Upon inheriting his ancestor’s magical voice, he is also entrusted with breaking her curse by finding true love with a human. But Caspian doesn’t believe love comes at the swish of the tail, at least, not until he meets oceanographer Stefan Firth.

In spite of the bond that forms between them from the beginning, Stefan’s skepticism and his heartbreak over a lost love keep him from even considering a relationship with Caspian. Caspian has no choice but to follow the path his great aunt once did and resort to the Sea Witch’s assistance. He must help Stefan love again if he is to break the curse and bring them their fairytale ending.

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Pretty Peg

Oaktown Fey

A Harmony Ink Press Title

An Oaktown Fey Book

High school senior Josy Grant already had plenty on her plate before she found the magic puppet theater her murdered sister left behind. Despite Josy’s grief, the responsibility of taking care of her family falls to her, and being queer doesn’t make dealing with school any easier. Things only get worse when sexy new girl Nicky tells Josy her sister died at the hands of a mysterious figure from the Faerie Realm called the Woodcutter, and if they can’t stop him, Josy and her remaining sister will be next.

They have just days before the Woodcutter strikes again on the autumn equinox, so Josy follows Nicky into the Faerie Realm to hunt him. Along the way, she discovers Fey gifts of her own and answers to the questions that have driven the Grant family apart. Nothing comes for free when dealing with Fey, though, and those gifts and answers might come at a terrible price.

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Cœur confiant

Le Clan des Panthères | Tome 2

Suite de Cœur Sauvage
Le Clan des Panthères, tome 2

Jin Rayne a bien du mal à se faire à sa nouvelle vie, qu’il est pourtant censé adorer. Au lieu d’apprécier simplement d’être le compagnon du chef de tribu Logan Church, il ne parvient pas à accepter le fait que son amant ait été hétéro avant de le rencontrer. Il a trouvé le bonheur en se livrant entièrement à Logan, mais reste terrorisé à l’idée que sa nouvelle vie puisse disparaître du jour au lendemain, malgré l’affirmation catégorique de Logan que leur relation est pour la vie.

Jin veut vraiment croire Logan, mais ce souhait va être mis à rude épreuve par le chef d’une tribu rivale, mais aussi par une révélation cruciale concernant son existence même. C’est la vie de Jin et son rang dans la tribu qui seront en jeu. S’il veut survivre à cette épreuve et retrouver Logan, il lui faudra se défaire de ses craintes et accepter pleinement leur lien sacré, condition sine qua non pour qu’il puisse lui faire pleinement confiance.

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Pecador

Los Centinelas

Un libro de la saga Los Centinelas

El guardián Jackson Tybalt siempre ha sido uno de los buenos, hasta que descubre al hombre al que ama besando a otro. Traicionado y furioso, Jackson comienza a jugar con el peligro y la muerte, ignorando los ruegos de los demás Guardianes para que vaya con cuidado. Su estado de ánimo no es el más recomendable para iniciar un romance, pero eso no detiene a Raphael, el kyrie, que más que nada desea poseer a Jackson.

Jackson no desea un Hogar, no desea un amante… solo busca oscuridad y dolor, y Raphael está dispuesto a darle lo que quiere. Pero a veces los pecados de la carne son lo que el cuerpo necesita para vendar las heridas del corazón, y Raphael ocultará la ternura que siente por Jackson mientras el Guardián siga vistiendo los hábitos del Pecador.

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Triane's Son Reigning

Bitter Moon Saga | Book Four

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Sequel to Triane's Son Fighting
Bitter Moon Saga: Book Four

From the moment Torrant Shadow realized Consort Rath murdered his family, he’s lived a dual identity: a healer and poet by nature, a predator out of necessity. It’s not just exhausting, it’s perilous.

In the deadly city of Dueance, Torrant must succeed in both lives, because while the predator may save the Goddess’s folk from Rath’s brutal policies, it is the poet who will sway the minds of the people to revolt against the oppressive government. As his cause falters, Torrant finds his worst nightmares come to pass as the people he loves most—his family from Eiran, his former lovers, and his moon-destined, Yarri—all come to his aid, despite the danger.

They must succeed—there is no other option. If they fail, Rath will eliminate joy from the heart of the lands of the three moons, and all that Torrant and his family cherish will be lost. But success could exact devastating cost, one Triane’s Son was never prepared to pay.

2nd Edition
1st Edition published as Bitter Moon II: Triane's Son Reigning by iUniverse, 2009

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If We Shadows

2014 Award Winners

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Born female, all Jordan wants is to slip under the radar and live the last year of high school as a boy. His parents and siblings support him, but he’d rather be recognized for his acting and musical talents than his gender issues.

When Shakespeare’s Puck gives him three magical potions—true sight, true seeming, and true love—Jordan discovers being true to himself isn’t as simple as he thought.

Jordan must navigate the confusion of first love, a controversial role in the fall musical, and his transgender identity, while fairy magic creates a net of complications over everything he does. In order to unweave the spells laid over his friends—his supportive older brother, James, his playwright friend, Pepper, and Maria, another transgender student—Jordan needs to understand exactly how far he’ll go to reach his goals of finding true love, true sight, and true seeming.

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Fiscal analyst Mike Carlson is good with spreadsheets and baseball stats. He doesn’t believe in fate, true love, or fantasy. But then a fertility goddess whisks him away to another world. A promise has been broken, and if Mike is ever to return to California—and his comfortable if lonely life—he must complete a pilgrimage to the shrines of a death goddess.

A humiliating event convinces Mike to hire a guard to accompany him, and hunky Goran is handy enough with a sword, if a little too liberal with his ale. A man with no home and no family, Goran is deeper than he first appears. As Mike learns more about Goran, his disbelief wavers and his goals become less clear. Contending with feuding gods, the challenges of the journey, and his growing attraction to Goran, Mike faces a puzzle far harder to solve than simple rows of numbers.

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Triane's Son Fighting

Bitter Moon Saga | Book Three

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Sequel to Triane's Son Learning
Bitter Moon Saga: Book Three

Outraged by the destruction of innocent lives and the threat to his family’s safety, Torrant Shadow and Aylan Stealth-Moon ride to Dueance, the capital of Clough, with a desperate plan: Torrant will impersonate Yarri’s dead brother, Ellyot Moon, and infiltrate the Regent’s council to help change to the government’s policy toward the Goddess’s chosen from the inside.

But from the very first night, Torrant and Aylan are pressed into service in the shadows of the ghettoes, fighting for the lives of the brutalized people within. It’s a bitter job, made more so by close scrutiny and mockery from Consort Rath, the ruler whose policies have created the discrimination and cruelty wreaking havoc in their country.

Torrant’s only bright moments come from Aylan, whose love and loyalty never falter, and the hungry, compassionate minds of the younger regents. Believing that all they need is a worthy song to follow, Torrant sets about leading them to accomplish the salvation of their country. But not even Torrant can be everywhere at once. When faced with one disaster too many, he realizes one man alone cannot right the wrongs of an entire government—not even Triane’s Son.

2nd Edition
First Edition published as Bitter Moon II: Triane's Son Reigning by iUniverse, 2009

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Pukawiss the Outcast

The Two-spirit Chronicles | Book One

A Harmony Ink Press Title

The Two-spirit Chronicles: Book One

When family complications take Joshua away from his fundamentalist Christian mother and leave him with his grandfather, he finds himself immersed in a mysterious and magical world. Joshua’s grandfather is a Wisconsin Ojibwe Indian who, along with an array of quirky characters, runs a recreated sixteenth-century village for the tourists who visit the reservation. Joshua’s mother kept him from his Ojibwe heritage, so living on the reservation is liberating for him. The more he learns about Ojibwe traditions, the more he feels at home.

One Ojibwe legend in particular captivates him. Pukawiss was a powerful manitou known for introducing dance to his people, and his nontraditional lifestyle inspires Joshua to embrace both his burgeoning sexuality and his status as an outcast. Ultimately, Joshua summons the courage necessary to reject his strict upbringing and to accept the mysterious path set before him.

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Bund des Vertrauens

Wandel des Herzens | Buch 2

Fortsetzung zu Wandel des Herzens
Buch 2 in der Serie - Wandel des Herzens

Jin Rayne hat Schwierigkeiten damit, sich in seinem neuen Leben zurechtzufinden, das er eigentlich lieben sollte. Anstatt sich daran zu gewöhnen, dass er der Gefährte des Stammesführers, Logan Church, ist, kann Jin sich einfach nicht mit der Tatsache abfinden, dass der hetero war, bevor sie sich trafen. Er hat erfahren, was für ein Glück es ist, zu Logan zu gehören, fürchtet sich aber gleichzeitig davor, das sein neues Leben sich in Sekundenschnell auch wieder in Luft auflösen könnte, auch wenn Logan nicht müde wird, ihm zu versichern, dass so etwas niemals geschehen wird. Punkt.

Jin möchte Logan so gerne glauben, aber dieses Verlangen wird auf eine harte Probe gestellt, von einem rivalisierenden Clanführer und einer erschütternden Enthüllung über Jins Existenz. Jins Leben und sein Platz im Stamm sind in Gefahr. Wenn er überleben sollte, um Logan wiederzusehen, muss er seine Angst überwinden und das Band zwischen ihnen akzeptieren, denn nur dann kann er wirklich vertrauen.

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Peccatore

I Guardiani Degli Abissi

Un libro della serie I Guardiani Degli Abissi

Essendo un guardiano, Jackson Tybalt è uno dei bravi ragazzi, fino a quando vede l’uomo che ama baciare un altro. Tradito e furioso, Jackson sfida il pericolo e la morte, ignorando le suppliche degli altri guardiani di stare attento. È un modo pessimo per iniziare una relazione, ma questo non ferma il kyrie Raphael, che più di ogni altra cosa desidera Jackson per se stesso.

Jackson non vuole un focolare, non vuole un amante: desidera solo l’oscurità e il dolore e Raphael gli darà quello che vuole. Ma a volte i peccati della carne sono proprio quelli di cui il corpo ha bisogno per guarire le ferite del cuore, e Raphael nasconderà i sentimenti che prova per Jackson per tutto il tempo in cui il guardiano indosserà la maschera del Peccatore.

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Holly and Oak

2013 Advent Calendar | Heartwarming

Twice each year, during the solstice, the Holly King battles the Oak King as Nature takes its course. This year, however, Holly concedes defeat far too easily. Curious about his brother's haste, Oak nags his brother into revealing his secret: a new relationship with a human. While loving a mortal is not taboo, Oak fears his brother's love may run too deep. But despite knowing he risks his heart, Holly is determined to share warmth with his Sergio for as long as the world will allow, if not beyond.


A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package "Heartwarming".

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