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The Lightning-Struck Heart

Tales From Verania
2017 Award Winners

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City Of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident.

Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam’s pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the King's Wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

When Sam’s fourteen, he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary, the hornless gay unicorn, and a half-giant named Tiggy, earning the moniker Sam of Wilds.

At fifteen, Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle—Knight Ryan Foxheart, the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamed.

Naturally, it all goes to hell when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin, Sam can't control his magic, a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince, and the King sends them on an epic quest to save Ryan's boyfriend, all while Sam falls more in love with someone he can never have.

Or so he thinks.

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Hearth and Home

2015 Advent Calendar | Sleigh Ride

Thistle is a sweet elf with a kind heart. He tries his best to help all the other elves in Santa’s workshop. Unfortunately, Thistle tends to leave disaster in his wake despite his good intentions. He dreams of finding an elf who will love him in spite of his clumsiness, an elf he can make a home for. But what elf wants to live in constant peril? Thistle figures he should just stick with his anonymous treat baskets, especially where Bayberry, Santa’s production manager, is concerned.

Bayberry is a bit of a serious elf. A little distant from most of the North Pole crew, Bayberry is lonely. When another Thistle Incident occurs, pushing the production department behind schedule only a few weeks before Christmas, Bayberry gets a “suggestion” from The Big Guy to ask Thistle for help. What could an accident-prone elf do to assist him? But to Bayberry’s surprise, he might gain more than help with his monthly reports.


A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package "Sleigh Ride".

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Son of Santa

2015 Advent Calendar | Sleigh Ride

Noel Nicholas is on a sabbatical from the North Pole realm. Back home he’s known as the Son of Santa, but in the human world, he’s a university student and he likes living in anonymity. Only Ruby, his cupid friend from the Eros realm, knows his true identity. That is, until Fannar, the gorgeous ice-sprite from the Pole, shows up unexpectedly. This causes Noel’s suppressed and unrequited crush on Fannar to return full force. However, there are more pressing matters at hand—Noel’s father has taken an extended vacation but cannot be found, and there’s only a month until Christmas.

As Noel is finishing his semester at school and he hasn’t seen his father in months, Mrs. Claus has tasked Fannar with finding Santa. Fannar keeps in touch with Noel but comes around far more often than necessary. It’s not helping Noel's ability to hide his feelings… but as it turns out, they may not be as one-sided as Noel originally believed.


A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package "Sleigh Ride".

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Elements of Love - Books 1 & 2

Elements of Love | Books One & Two

Elements of Love: Books One & Two

In a world recovering from a war that devastated humanity, the Church makes the laws. Violence is not tolerated, and anything not sanctioned by the Church is evil. Abuse of power is common, and people struggle from day to day trying to avoid the notice of Church officials.

Stonemason Evan Halvard is learning to control a power he doesn't understand. He can give life to stone and awaken living gargoyles. When Evan saves a large gargoyle that is about to be demolished, he becomes involved in a fight between the paranormal world and the Church. But he also discovers passion and loyalty in a place he never imagined looking.

Nicolai Daemarkus, a fire daemon, investigates a gargoyle circling a smoldering building. Coming upon his unconscious human mate in the ruins catches him off guard and fills him with joy and dread. The beautiful man ignites his lust, but a sexual relationship would lead to their deaths. Unable to abandon the man, he takes him home, only to discover the dangers they face individually might come from the same source.

2nd Edition
First Edition of Adel's Purr published by Silver Publishing, 2011. First Edition of Nico's Fire published by Silver Publishing, May 2012.

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Gabe's Song

Elements of Love | Book Three

Elements of Love: Book Three

When Gabe Windslow and his friends stormed Archbishop O’Fallon's dungeon, the last thing they expected to find was a malnourished young man who’d been beaten so badly he lay at death’s door. Unable to abandon someone in need, Gabe rescues the poor man and continues to care for him during the days that follow.

Branded a Sin Eater at birth by his deformities, Sammy Newton expected to die after the latest cleansing ritual he took part in. Instead he awakens to a world where nonhumans and magic are good and Sin Eaters aren’t needed.

Confused by a steadily growing sense of betrayal, Sammy struggles to decide whether he should help his rescuers fight the dark forces hunting Gabe and his friends or return to his life of slavery and abuse in order to save his soul from damnation and hell.

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Driven Snow

Pennymaker Tales
2015 Award Winners

A Pennymaker Tale

Young Snowden “Snow” Reynaldi is brilliant, beautiful, and alone. Though he’s shy, weird, and tolerated by the NorCal University students because he’s a renowned whiz at chess and helps put the school on the map, that doesn’t keep him from dreaming of the object of his desires: Riley Prince, championship quarterback.

When Riley needs a physics tutor, Snow jumps at the chance, and their relationship heats up—but Riley has to come out of the jock closet to get anywhere. Meanwhile, Snow’s one true friend and mentor, Professor Kingsley, marries a woman who secretly wants the chess tournament glory and money for herself. Soon after, the professor collapses and Snow finds himself underwater—literally. In a car!

Seven frat brothers from Grimm College rescue Snow just in time for his life to get even worse, and Snow discovers the one relationship he always wanted slipping away. With evil looming at every turn, Snow must survive if only to prove he’s the fairest of them all and regain the trust of his handsome prince.

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Twenty-year-old Tarquin is smart, tactless, and braver than he knows. He’s also been Mage of the Realm of Kelor for two years, taking the title from his mother after she died protecting Kelor from a terrible threat.

While on a quest to heal his dying brother, Tarquin is attacked by a horrific, flesh-eating monster. He’s saved by an enigmatic and mute young soldier, cursed with a terrifying form that conceals the heart of a knight. There’s an almost instant attraction between the two men, but no time to explore it. The monster’s attack is the harbinger of a new invasion.

With Kelor helpless, the realm’s only hope lies with Tarquin. As Mage of the Realm, he alone can sacrifice himself, the way his mother did, in exchange for unimaginably powerful magic. He’s prepared to give up his life to defeat the coming evil, but before the battle is over, he’ll be faced not just with his own death, but the death of everyone he cares about.

Including the monster he’s come to love.

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Un libro de la saga "Almas gemelas"

El veterinario Seth Davies llega a Senaka, Wyoming, en busca de paz y anonimato, intentado escapar de su pasado. Siempre ha sido blanco de los problemas y el dolor, y ha tenido más que suficiente de ambos. Kasey Whitedove echa un vistazo a Seth y asume lo peor. Ningún hombre blanco podría amar a los animales de la forma en que la mayoría del pueblo cheyene espera, y Kasey convierte los primeros días de Seth en Senaka en más que desagradables.

Entonces, un accidente pone a Kasey en la incómoda posición de tener que tragarse sus palabras —y desear desesperadamente a Seth— a pesar de los peligros de la vida de Kasey como hombre lobo y de los estresantes secretos de Seth. Perseguir a Seth y mantenerle a salvo de su pasado se acaba convirtiendo en la tarea más importante para Kasey.

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Lord Mouse

Lords of Davenia

Scoundrel by nature and master thief by trade, Mouse is the best there is. Sure, his methods may not make him many friends, but he works best alone anyway. And he has never failed a job.

But that could change.

When a stranger with a hefty bag of gold seduces him to take on a task, Mouse knows he’ll regret it. The job? Free Lord Garron, the son of a powerful duke arrested on trumped up charges in a rival duchy. Mouse doesn’t do rescue missions. He’s no altruistic hero, and something about the job reeks. But he cannot turn his back on that much coin—enough to buy a king’s pardon for the murder charge hanging over his head.

Getting Garron out of his tower prison is the easy part. Now, they must escape an army of guardsmen, a walled keep and a city on lockdown, and a ruthless mage using her power to track them. Making matters worse, Mouse is distracted by Garron’s charm and unyielding integrity. Falling for a client can lead to mistakes. Falling for a nobleman can lead to disaster. But Mouse is unprepared for the dangers behind the plot to make Lord Garron disappear.

 

A Lords of Davenia Novel

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Vixen's Valor

North Pole City Tales | Book Three

Rein Dear is a prestigious title, accompanied by admiration, devotion, and celebrity status, all of which one saucy Vixen thrives on. Alas, Vixen’s only concerned with having fun, unlike his stuffy and sensible best friend, Rudy Rein Dear, who Vixen has always been jealous of. Aside from being chosen by Mayor Kringle to be captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, Rudy’s managed to snag himself a prince, even if that prince is the dangerous and imposing Jack Frost.

All’s not lost for Vixen though. He discovers Jack’s cousin Vale has a soft spot for him. Vale Frost might not be a dashing prince, but he’s the next best thing: a decorated lieutenant for the Toy Soldier Army, and a member of the Frost monarchy.

Determined to get what Vixen feels he deserves, he sets off on a mission to ensnare the kind-hearted lieutenant. But Vixen’s selfish ways are sure to lead to disaster, and it’ll take more than a little courage to set things right.

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Bad Magic

Spell Slave | Book One

Spell Slave: Book One

Morality is relative. At least that’s what young sorcerer Regis Teller convinces himself. He’s done what he must to survive: working for a witch since he was nine, helping her throw the kingdom into anarchy, and taking his only comfort in her mysterious son, Crow. And soon, Regis is going to commit his first murder.

A do-gooder named Jonathan White has information the witch needs, and it’s Regis’s job to get that information and slit Jonathan’s throat. But then Regis actually meets Jonathan. And Jonathan is perfect—a hero with a passion for justice and little regard for civility.

Lucky for Regis, Jonathan has a weakness for attractive men. Lucky for Jonathan, Regis is fast developing a conscience and a heart. But for Regis, keeping both of them alive at their adventure’s end means breaking a magical oath and surviving his ruthless boss—all without telling Jonathan the truth. Falling in love is never easy, especially when everyone involved is lying through their teeth.

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Sinders and Ash

Pennymaker Tales
2015 Award Winners

A Pennymaker Tale

Housekeeper Mark Sintorella (Sinders) works diligently at a resort hotel while designing clothes anonymously, hoping to get into fashion school. Then his carefully planned life is upended with the arrival of Ashton Armitage, son of the fifth richest man in America—and the most beautiful guy Mark has ever seen. Ash must find a wife or he’ll lose his grandfather’s inheritance, and he settles on Bitsy Fanderel. But secretly Ash is gay, and the guy who cleans the fireplaces sets his heart ablaze.

Further stirring the pot is the little elf of a man, Carstairs Pennymaker, who has Mark wearing his own designs and masquerading as a girl to impress the fashion investors in the hotel. When the clock strikes twelve, two beautiful princesses line up for the wedding—but one isn’t a woman. Will the slipper fit? Only Mr. Pennymaker knows for sure.

Second Edition
First Edition published by Amber Quill Press, LLC, 2012.

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The Heart of Frost

North Pole City Tales | Book Two

At the North Pole, no one is more powerful and feared than the Prince of Frost. As general of the toy soldier army, Jack Frost has been working extra hard to put away the villainous Mouse King once and for all. If that isn’t taxing enough, Jack has to deal with the scandal and gossip brought on by news of his relationship with Rudy Rein Dear, captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, which hit headlines last holiday season. Lucky for Jack, his reputation has managed to deter any foolish attempts to stir up trouble. At least until now.

When someone sabotages Rudy’s plane during a test run a few weeks before Christmas, Jack is determined to find the culprit by any means necessary. The closer he gets to finding answers, the more difficulty he has not falling back to his icy ways. Has the Mouse King stepped up his game in order to throw Jack off his, or is someone a little closer to home behind the attempt on Rudy’s life? Either way, Jack has every intention of delivering a Christmas they won’t soon forget, even if it means losing the newfound warmth in his heart.

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Challenge the Darkness

Yellowstone Wolves | Book One

Yellowstone Wolves: Book One

When alpha shifter Mikael Volokov is called to witness a challenge, he learns the evil and power-hungry Anton Gregor will stop at nothing to attain victory. Knowing he will need alliances to keep his pack together, Mikael requests a congress with the nearby Evergreen pack and meets Denton Arguson, Evergreen alpha, to ask for his help. Fate has a strange twist for both of them, though, and Mikael and Denton soon realize they’re destined mates.

Denton resists the pull between them—he has his own pack and his own responsibilities. But Mikael isn't willing to give up. The Mother has promised Mikael his mate, told him he must fight for him, and that only together can they defeat the coming darkness. When Anton casts his sights on Denton's pack, attacks and sabotage follow, pulling Denton and Mikael together to defeat a common enemy. But Anton’s threats sow seeds of destruction enough to break any bond, and the mates’ determination to challenge the darkness may be their only saving grace.

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La prova del fato

Serie Scelta del cuore

Un libro della Serie Scelta del cuore

Nella città segreta di Sobek, Domin Thorne sta cercando la sua strada come nuovo semel-aten, il capo del mondo delle pantere mannare. Aspira a grandi cambiamenti: ha degli obiettivi per se stesso e per le persone che ha scelto di portare con sé, e vuole cambiare il suo regno sul modello di quello del suo amico Logan Church. Ma Domin potrebbe aver stabilito un obiettivo troppo difficile: il suo solito stile di comando non sta funzionando.

Dovendo occuparsi di Crane e la sua nostalgia di casa, Mikhail e il suo malumore, Taj e la sua frusta, servitori con intenti omicidi, un ex in visita e un compagno in una pericolosa missione diplomatica, Domin deve affrontare da solo il suo nuovo ruolo. Deve anche decidere come gestire una cospirazione, mentre si sta innamorando profondamente di un uomo che, per la prima volta nella vita di Domin, ricambia quell’amore. Che Domin sia pronto o meno, il fato ha deciso di insegnargli una lezione: le minacce interne sono pericolose proprio come quelle esterne.

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Bruto lleva una vida solitaria en un mundo donde la magia es algo común. Mide casi dos metros y treinta centímetros, es muy feo y por culpa de sus padres tiene mala reputación. Nadie, ni siquiera él, cree que sea posible ser más que un obrero. Pero los héroes son de todas las formas y tamaños, y cuando es mutilado mientras rescata a un príncipe, su vida cambia abruptamente. Es llamado a servir en el palacio de Tellomer como guardia para un solo preso. Parece algo fácil, pero resulta ser el reto de su vida.

Los rumores dicen que el prisionero, Gray Leynham, es un brujo y un traidor. Lo cierto es que ha pasado años en la miseria: ciego, encadenado y casi mudo por un tartamudeo extremo. Sueña con las muertes de otras personas antes de que se hagan realidad.

Cuando Bruto se acostumbra a la vida de palacio y llega a conocer a Gray y descubre su propio valor: primero como amigo y hombre, y después como amante. Pero Bruto también aprende que los héroes a veces se enfrentan a decisiones difíciles y que hacer lo que es correcto puede atraer el peligro sobre ellos.

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A malicious deception... An ancient curse... A timeless love...

Brian Macon is a worn-out homicide detective whose job and life hold no meaning until he meets a gorgeous German man who turns his world upside down. Alrick Ritter has a poet's soul, a master cellist's skill, and a sniper's deadly accuracy, and though constrained by sinister forces to be a killer-for-hire, Alrick wants nothing more than to be with Brian. Helpless to resist the call of their hearts, Brian and Alrick begin a cautious affair, keeping secret the reality that places them on opposite sides of the law. But an ancient danger threatens to destroy their love.

Three thousand years ago in the burning sands of ancient Egypt, Prince Rahotep and his devoted slave, Tiye, were robbed of their lives, betrayed by a powerful woman’s mad hatred and the cruel humor of an evil god. Now destiny has reunited the lovers, joining them in an unquenchable passion even as a twist of fate casts them as potential enemies. Will Brian and Alrick be able to overcome the centuries-old curse to secure the love that should have always been theirs?

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, November 2010.

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Obsidian Sun

Obsidian Series | Book One
2015 Award Winners

Obsidian Series: Book One

Differences must be put aside when vengeance becomes all-consuming.

Anan, a spellweaver of the Talac people, returns from a hunting trip to find his village decimated, his mate dead, and everyone else captured by Varas slavers. The sole survivor is Terja, a young man without the velvet that covers most Talac, marking him as a spellspinner. Since Talac magic requires both a weaver and a spinner, Anan and Terja must move beyond their ingrained mistrust. All that remains is revenge and a desperate plan to rescue their tribesmen before they are sold to Varas pleasure houses. A goal Anan and Terja are willing to die for.

With the blessing of the Talac gods, they discover new and surprising ways to complement each other’s power. But as they race through terrain full of enemies and dangerous creatures to reach their people before they pass into Varas lands, they must take drastic steps to face the overwhelming odds against them. Understanding their connection might be their only hope.

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