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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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Triane's Son Learning

Bitter Moon Saga | Book Two

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Sequel to Triane's Son Rising
Bitter Moon Saga: Book Two

When Torrant Shadow fled his homeland of Clough, he hoped to leave its threats behind. He spent four years living with the Moons, making sure Yarri had a home; now it's time for Torrant and his foster brother, Aldam, to leave for the University of Triannon, where Torrant hopes to create a new life enmeshed in healing arts and politics.

Torrant's new school friends Trieste and Aylan want to teach him about love as he settles in, and at first, Trieste's tenderness seems to make her the logical choice for an interim lover, while Torrant waits for Yarri to grow up. But Torrant has learned the hard way that nothing is simple when Clough still wields its influence over their lives. More and more, Torrant must call on the cold predator in himself, the part that Aylan most admires. The truth is, Torrant has certain gifts that give him an advantage of self-defense, but using them to protect the ones he cares for may destroy the part of him Trieste and Yarri love best.

As the four schoolmates progress to life beyond education and the evil from Torrant’s homeland becomes too pernicious to be ignored, Torrant must choose his destiny: Will he be a healer or a hero? Only Triane's Son can be both.

2nd Edition
1st Edition published as Bitter Moon I: Triane's Son Ascending by iUniverse, 2008

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The Coming of the King

Descent of Kings | Book Three

Descent of Kings: Book Three

“The world is ending. It is a cruel place and perhaps it should end. But then, there is Rion and you, and the brothers, and Rarnak, and those like you, those I might still find reason to fight for. So I look for Jargas, so he might help me, for I can stand alone against the darkness no longer.”
—Farad, Lord of House of Wolven

After risking all to come to the aid of Rion and his friends, Farad believes his only hope for sanity and survival lies with Jargas. Yet it is Jarina who will either destroy or save him, at the cost of a lifetime of faith and loyalty to Prince Talon.

Meanwhile, past the outskirts of Nalea, Aras and Leonas undertake a dangerous mission to parlay with the Hill People, never dreaming the fates of both their own people and Talon’s rest upon the outcome. Ironically, consumed by suspicion and mistrust, believing Jargas to be the Enemy’s minion and fearing Farad lost, Talon lashes out at Aras, with devastating results.

The Amontir see agents of the Enemy everywhere, where there are none, and fail to see those who are beside them, ready to strike.

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La via dei lupi

Serie Sollevando il Velo | Libro 1

Serie Sollevando il Velo. Libro 1

Kris Ellis credeva che i tempi dei matrimoni combinati fossero finiti, ma questo era prima che la Grande Rivelazione svelasse al mondo che creature mitologiche vivono tra gli esseri umani. Ora un test medico di routine ha decretato che Kris ha un compagno, un licantropo di nome Rafael King.

Kris è appena uscito dal college e ha dei piani per il suo futuro. Nessuno di quei piani include l’essere legato per sempre a qualcuno che non ha mai nemmeno incontrato. Ma poi Rafe lo chiama e Kris inizia a riconsiderare la cosa. Dopotutto, come deve essere aspettare il proprio compagno per oltre duecento anni?

Rafe è paziente, forte e gentile, e pure affascinante. Confermando ciò che Kris ha sentito dire riguardo ai compagni, le scintille volano nel secondo esatto in cui si incontrano. Ma Kris e Rafe sono molto diversi e lo stile di vita dei licantropi è pericoloso. Combattere per l’amore vale davvero la pena?

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Triane's Son Rising

Bitter Moon Saga | Book One

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Bitter Moon Saga: Book One

Torrant Shadow and Yarrow “Yarri” Moon grew up sheltered in Moon Hold, a place where Torrant’s goddess gifts were meant to be celebrated, and love of any form was a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, in Clough, within a stone's throw of Consort Rath, having beliefs of that sort will get your family killed.

Grief-stricken, Torrant and Yarri are suddenly alone against the elements and a world that would rather see them dead than see them safe. Torrant's goddess gift, which had previously been used for truth and healing, must be honed for violence and protection if either of them are to survive. When Torrant, Yarri, and their new friend Aldam reach safety, will Torrant be able to put this part of him aside? Or will Triane's Son grow to fight the forces that forged him?

2nd Edition
1st Edition published as Bitter Moon I: Triane's Son Ascending by iUniverse, 2008

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Caccia a Seth

Compagni predestinati

Un libro della serie Compagni predestinati

Il veterinario Seth Davies arriva a Senaka, nel Wyoming, alla ricerca di tranquillità e di anonimato, per tentare di fuggire dal proprio passato. Da sempre è stato una calamita per i guai e per il dolore, e ha avuto buone dosi di entrambi. Kasey Whitedove lo condanna a prima vista. È convinto che nessun uomo bianco potrebbe amare gli animali nel modo in cui la maggior parte del popolo Cheyenne si aspetterebbe, così rende i primi giorni di Seth a Senaka un vero incubo.

Tuttavia un incidente pone Kasey nella difficile posizione di dover mettere da parte l’orgoglio e di desiderare ardentemente Seth, nonostante i pericoli della sua vita da licantropo e i pesanti segreti dell’altro uomo. Per Kasey, dare la caccia a Seth e tenerlo al sicuro dal suo passato è appena diventata la priorità.

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Stealing the Wind

Mermen of Ea Trilogy | Book One
2013 Award Winners

Mermen of Ea Trilogy: Book One

Taren Laxley has never known anything but life as a slave. When a lusty pirate kidnaps him and holds him prisoner on his ship, Taren embraces the chance to realize his dream of a seagoing life. Not only does the pirate captain offer him freedom in exchange for three years of labor and sexual servitude, but the pleasures Taren finds when he joins the captain and first mate in bed far surpass his greatest fantasies.

Then, during a storm, Taren dives overboard to save another sailor and is lost at sea. He’s rescued by Ian Dunaidh, the enigmatic and seemingly ageless captain of a rival ship, the Phantom, and Taren feels an overwhelming attraction to Ian that Ian appears to share. Soon Taren learns a secret that will change his life forever: Ian and his people are Ea, shape-shifting merfolk… and Taren is one of them too. Bound to each other by a fierce passion neither can explain or deny, Taren and Ian are soon embroiled in a war and forced to fight for a future—not only for themselves but for all their kind.

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The Last Blade

Verses of Vrelenden | Book Two

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Verses of Vrelenden: Book Two

Ren Mallorian is finally a hero. He helped Celestrian, the lost unicorn, complete his quest, and he defeated the kingdom’s worst enemy, Grimthorn. Now Ren lives in the capital city doing odd quests for the king and his nobles—but he misses Celestrian.

One day the king summons Ren and the Prince of Toads, a noble who has taken the role of irreverent sidekick, and tasks them with assembling a team to combat an uprising in the Zombie Kingdom. On their journey across Vrelenden, they gather allies: Discimus, an accomplished wizard and a smug bastard (it’s a good thing he's pretty). Jaron A-Dale, the captain of a city guard and an accomplished knight. Acorn, a tiny and mysterious elf girl. And an unexpected and extremely dangerous traveling companion.

But is there more to the Zombie threat and its newly raised army of the undead than meets the eye? Ren is having a tough time keeping his head straight, and with Ren and Dish distracted—both by their romance of convenience and the absence of the men they love—this may prove Ren’s most dangerous quest yet.

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Prelude to War

Descent of Kings | Book One

Descent of Kings: Book One

“Never make a mistake, Beryl. Never, in your youth or ignorance or arrogance, do something that might endanger your people, that might cause others harm.”
- Elven Prince Eladar

Eladar, second son of the Elven King of Riviera, can never atone for his disastrous initial foray into the Lands of Men, but he yet hopes to make his family proud. Before his simple mission to meet Prince Talon of the shattered kingdom of Amontir is done, he saves lives and takes them, finds love, and stands to lose all he holds most dear as he leads Talon’s cousin, Beryl, to sanctuary amongst his people.

Caravan guard Alnas is searching for an unconventional love and thinks he’s found it in Hardred, but he must first overcome the former mariner’s tragic past. Neither man dreams their act of kindness in freeing Master Trader Oberas’s snagged cargo vessel will trigger events that alter the fate of their world.

The destinies and lives of these men and others become inescapably intertwined with that of Rion, son of a minstrel and a City Guard, in a world about to be consumed by war. Their trials and tragedies, mistakes, and triumphs will either save the world or destroy it.

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The Unlikely Hero

Verses of Vrelenden | Book One

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Verses of Vrelenden: Book One

Despite the suspicions Mother Dragon shared with Celestrian before her death, he may be the last surviving unicorn of Vrelenden—though most may simply think him some crazy person with a horn attached to his forehead. Nevertheless, Trian has nothing to hold on to but hope, and he’s about to hang that hope on an unlikely hero named Renwald Mallorian. Ren may have been born an accountant’s son, but he’s longed to be a professional hero for as long as he can remember, and he’s read every book on the subject he could get his hands on. When Trian arrives and hires him to find the last remaining unicorns, Ren jumps at the offer and their quest begins.

But the evil Father Denkham is intent on obtaining the last unicorn and sets a deadly assassin on their trail. If that isn’t bad enough, they’ll face a Vampire, Dragon, bandits, and zombies. Their only hope now is for Ren to prove he’s the hero he always dreamed of becoming—but no book in the world could have prepared him for what’s in store.

2nd Edition
First edition published by Top Shelf, an imprint of Torquere Press: September 2009

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La vie de Jude Shea se retrouve complètement bouleversée lorsqu’il vient au secours d’un chien qu’il nomme Joe. Même si Jude a déjà pas mal de problèmes pour s’occuper de lui-même – il n’a plus de travail – il ne peut pas résister à l’animal qui a besoin de lui. Surtout lorsqu’une nuit, un homme se présente à sa porte pour réclamer son nouveau compagnon. Alors qu’ils échappent de justesse à une attaque surprise, Jude va comprendre que « Joe » n’est pas tout à fait ce qu’il semble être.

Dans une dimension alternative, Eoin Thral est un Gardien et une fois qu’il laisse Jude traverser le voile qui sépare leurs deux mondes, il se transforme en un homme magnifique connu pour ses compétences au combat mais pas pour sa capacité à aimer. Immergé dans le monde d’Eoin, Jude devra faire face au combat le plus difficile de toute sa vie pour leur garantir une fin heureuse à tous les deux.

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

In Ollas, anything that stirs the emotions is forbidden by the governors—especially music. So when Tallie Tarmelin, a farm boy from a lower-tier guild, is offered a scholarship for his talent in design, he keeps his head down and follows the rules. He's terrified of breaking one of his society’s many laws and ruining his future. But feeling lost and alone in an unfamiliar city takes its toll, and Tallie accepts sympathy from a guildless social outcast even though he knows it could destroy his reputation.

Despite the rules against casual touching and fraternizing in public, Jonis Sinter offers Tallie comfort instead of denouncing him for an excessive emotional display, and they fast become friends. Secret friends, though, because Worran, the respectable son of a governor, has asked Tallie to be his partner.

When Worran’s mother learns of Tallie’s association with an outcast, she dispatches the militia. Worran sends Tallie a warning, and Tallie flees the city and civilization with Jonis. Surviving the wilds will take every ounce of perseverance they can muster, and the rediscovery of music might be their only solace— unless they recognize the love that's growing between them.

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À la poursuite de Seth

Véritables compagnons

Véritables compagnons, numéro hors série

Le vétérinaire, Seth Davies arrive à Senaka, Wyoming, en quête de paix et d’anonymat pour échapper à son passé. Depuis toujours, il n’est qu’une cible pour les problèmes et la douleur et Seth en a déjà eu plus que sa part. Kasey Whitedove, après un coup d’œil à Seth en déduit le pire. Aucun homme blanc ne peut aimer les animaux de la manière dont s’attend la population Cheyenne et Kasey rend le premier jour de Seth à Senaka plus que pénible.

Puis, un accident met Kasey dans la position inconfortable de devoir revoir ses croyances – tout en désirant ardemment Seth – en dépit du danger de se révéler en tant que loup-garou et des sombres secrets de la vie de Seth. Poursuivre Seth et le tenir à l’abri de son passé va devenir le rôle le plus important de la vie de Kasey.

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The 7th of London

Gadgets and Shadows | Book One

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Gadgets and Shadows: Book One

After his parents and family die, Seven escapes his factory job. By wits and will alone, he survives in a London divided into the affluent Fairside and the squalor of London’s industrial Blackside, where many struggle to eke their existence out of despair. But Seven has to fight for more than just food and shelter.

All over Blackside, a secret cabal of prominent citizens and the mysterious Mr. Kettlebent are snatching children. Rumor has it a wizard is controlling the queen, and the country’s most notorious villain is the only one who wants to stop him. Seven is determined to find out why.

Hired by the criminal Jack Midnight to steal the evil wizard’s spellbook, Seven soon discovers the mystery runs deeper than he suspected. But events spiral out of control, and it isn’t long before the intrigue sweeps Seven into its deadly current.

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