Fantasy: Mythology books

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Lust and Other Drugs

Mytho | Book One

Mytho: Book One

Police officer Jordan and dragon shifter Edra might have to work together, but they don’t trust each other—even if sparks do fly between them.

If anyone finds out Jordan’s a mytho sympathizer, it could kill his career. No one can know that he frequents the satyr dens and uses the drug Bliss. A dead satyr might not get much attention, but two dead humans who appeared to overdose on Bliss? That shouldn’t even be possible.

And it might not be an accident.

Edra, Mythological Services Liaison, has been covering up mytho crimes to protect the community’s reputation. With a mayoral election looming, the last thing his people need is a scandal.

To get a murderer off the streets, Jordan and Edra will be spending a lot of time together, and it won’t be easy to keep up with their deceptions… or to keep resisting each other.

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Two men, each with a hidden destiny. Can they defeat a web of deceit and dark magic to ensure their fates intertwine?

Bedouin Isra al-Grayjaab’s dreams lead him to Janan, an amnesiac beggar on the street of Qena—one who steals his heart and starts him on a seemingly hopeless quest. With only their wits, Isra’s knowledge of the desert’s secrets, and the aid of a mercurial djinn, they must recover Janan’s past. But neither can predict his true identity or the lengths others will go to see that his mind remains broken and his true power out of his reach.

In a sweeping romantic adventure that takes them across the Eastern Desert to the modern streets of Cairo and on to the luxurious Red Sea Coast, Janan and Isra seek a truth that will either bring them into each other’s arms or tear them apart forever.

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Colina de Lavanda

2018 Advent Calendar | Warmest Wishes

Lord protector of whores, thieves, sorcerers, and deviants.

Owning a parcel of land the railroad needs to cross means Edward gets to run the border town around the station as he sees fit. What starts as a place to indulge his varied appetites becomes a haven to society’s castoffs, and if Edward encourages legends about its founder to flourish, well, he’s not so much a liar as a man who wants to protect all the cultures living in peace. Being mayor means folks might ignore his vices, but they also expect him to fix what goes wrong.

When a crushing heat wave and drought threaten not only the town’s diverse holiday celebrations but its very existence, Edward must turn to the one man he’d rather french kiss a timber rattler than face—the icily elegant Cantonese mage Edward walked out on but never stopped loving.

 

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2018 Advent Calendar "Warmest Wishes."

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The Legend of Gentleman John

2018 Advent Calendar | Warmest Wishes

Banyn, a fae, escorts the souls of children to Magh Meall, but one Christmas, he comes for a lad who isn’t quite dead, and he breaks a rule rather than wait while John fights a battle he’ll ultimately lose. So begins a long-running affair that crosses the border between life and death, the human and fae realms, and even oceans to strange countries with different gods and rules.

John Rourke renounced a religion that had no place for him and returned to the old ways. Convicted of theft, he is sentenced to transportation and suffers brutal punishment—until he escapes to live on his own terms as a bushranger. When vengeance against his tormentor consumes him and threatens his life, John finds he has only one holiday wish—to see his fae lover one last time.

 

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2018 Advent Calendar "Warmest Wishes."

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Perfekt

Die Göttlichen | Buch 2

Fortsetzung zu Unbezahlbar

Buch 2 in der Serie – Die Göttlichen

Der abgeklärte Milliardär Jeff Mayfield liebt nur das, was er mit seinem Geld und seiner Macht kaufen kann, aber das Schicksal hat andere Pläne für ihn. Zuerst gewinnt ein Spieler in Jeffs Casino einen riesigen Jackpot und es bricht allgemeine Hektik aus. Und dann entdeckt Jeff auch noch mitten im Chaos den unglaublich gut aussehenden Cam Smith – Cupid in menschlicher Form.

Von Lust überwältigt spricht Jeff ihn an – und muss feststellen, dass er selbst es ist, der verführt werden soll. Cam nimmt Jeffs Selbstbild auseinander und setzt es andersherum wieder zusammen. Aber Jeff ist nicht der einzige, der um Selbstbeherrschung ringt. Cam hat eine dunkle Seite namens Jealousy und wenn er die Kontrolle verliert, hat es tödliche Konsequenzen …

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Stone the Crows

Wolf Winter | Book Two

Sequel to Dog Days

A Wolf Winter Novel

When the Winter arrives, the Wolves will come down over the walls and eat little boys in their beds.

Doctor Nicholas Blake might still be afraid of the dark, but the monsters his grandmother tormented him with as a child aren’t real.

Or so he thought…until the sea freezes, the country grinds to a halt under the snow, and he finds a half-dead man bleeding out while a dead woman watches. Now his nightmares impinge on his waking life, and the only one who knows what’s going on is his unexpected patient.

For Gregor it’s simple. The treacherous prophets mutilated him and stole his brother Jack, and he’s going to kill them for it. Without his wolf, it might be difficult, but he’ll be damned if anyone else gets to kill Jack—even if he has to enlist the help of his distractingly attractive, but very human, doctor.

Except maybe the prophets want something worse than death, and maybe Nick is less human than Gregor believes. As the dead gather and the old stories come true, the two men will need each other if they’re going to rescue Jack and stop the prophets’ plan to loose something more terrible than the wolf winter.

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Pur

Les Dieux | Tome 3

Suite de Parfait

Les Dieux, tome 3

Zygi Wyatt est un Dom intimidant, mais il aspire à l’amour comme n’importe quel homme. Cependant, trouver un partenaire qui n’est pas effrayé par sa taille n’est pas une tâche facile. Le sympathique Mo ressemble à la réponse à ses prières.

L’amour est ce dont sont faits les rêves. Demandez au dieu Morphée, il sait tout de ça. Mo veut Zygi de façon éternelle, mais il doit s’assurer de l’amour de Zygi avant de le revendiquer comme son compagnon et de révéler sa vraie nature.

Malheureusement, Zeus devient de plus en plus mécontent de Morphée et Arès est déterminé à tout saboter. Zygi et Mo devront braver la colère du dieu des dieux pour faire de leurs rêves une réalité.

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Theodore Wentworth, who possesses little more than a sharp and well-educated mind, is trying to solicit a sponsor for his studies of Greek antiquity by performing recitations at gatherings of collectors. Desperate for luck and better skills in oratory, in jest, he places a coin at the feet of a statue of Hermes. It seems like coincidence when his fortune turns and a gentleman calling himself Alexander becomes his benefactor. Despite his friend John teasing him about it, Theodore continues to offer tokens to Hermes and sinks himself into his study of the classics.

Alexander encourages Theodore’s interest, prompting Theodore to face desires he tried to put aside years before. As Theodore embraces the knowledge, he must also resist his attraction to Alexander—knowing his feelings are a serious crime in Victorian England.

But the secret Alexander keeps will change everything in a love story for the ages, steeped in taboo, temptation, history, and myth.

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Une chienne de vie

Un hiver de loup

Un hiver de loup, numéro hors série

Le monde s’achève non pas dans une explosion, mais dans un déluge. Des tornades ravagent le cœur de Londres, une chaleur étouffante fait fondre le bitume à New York et des couches de permafrost de plus en plus épaisses paralysent la Russie. Au début, les hommes se mobilisent, organisent des co-voiturages et évacuent les populations, mais le temps ne fait qu’empirer.

À Durham, Danny Fennick, un professeur affable, s’est calfeutré chez lui en attendant que la tempête passe. Élevé dans les Highlands d’Écosse, il a connu des hivers plus rigoureux. Et surtout, il possède un avantage : c’est un loup-garou. Ou, plus exactement, un chien-garou. Moins impressionnant, mais tout aussi pratique.

Néanmoins, les loups-garous n’y voient pas qu’un simple hiver et franchissent le Mur du Nord pour marquer leur nouveau territoire. Parmi eux, son ex, Jack, fils du Numitor de la meute et prince héritier, et son frère, qui rêve de fratricide.

Un hiver de loup n’est pas blanc. Il est rouge comme le sang.

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Parfait

Les Dieux | Tome 2

Suite de Inestimable

Les Dieux, tome 2

 

Jeff Mayfield, milliardaire blasé, aime uniquement ce que son argent et le pouvoir peuvent lui procurer, mais les Parques ont d’autres projets pour lui. Tout d’abord, un joueur gagne un énorme jackpot dans son casino et c’est l’effervescence générale. Puis, au milieu de ce chaos, les yeux de Jeff se posent sur l’incroyablement séduisant Cam Smith, alias Cupidon, sous sa forme humaine. 

Saisi de désir, Jeff fait un pas, mais se retrouve emprisonné dans un tumulte de plaisir et de passion. Cam bouleverse l’image que Jeff a de lui-même et l’oblige à se remettre en question. Mais Jeff n’est pas le seul à vouloir garder le contrôle. Jalousie est l’alter ego de Cam et s’il vient à perdre son sang-froid, les conséquences seront mortelles.

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2nd Edition

Sheriff Sam Daly, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and his husband, Michael Bellomo, have made a life for themselves in sparsely populated Pine County in the Colorado mountains. Sam oversees the small sheriff’s department, and Michael sells his paintings and tourist items out of his shop, Needful Things. From the beginning, Sam has known Michael possessed gifts: the ability to see and hear things Sam cannot.

When a report of a body in a massive snow-filled depression up a mountainside sends Sam and his deputy, Digger, to investigate, Sam struggles to reconcile the existence of skinwalkers in Pine County with the world he’s familiar with. Michael, though, deals with this reality through his art, and through the mysticism he’s been gifted. Sam’s effort to discover what is happening causes him to examine his life with Michael from the time they first met. The inevitable conclusion might be that he’ll never understand the mysteries of the mountains, but for the sake of Michael and their love, he’ll have to embrace them.

First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2015.

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Anyplace Else

2016 Advent Calendar | Bah Humbug

Grant Beaudoin should be thrilled to escape Minneapolis at Christmastime and grateful to lounge on a Hawaiian beach. Instead he is mired in self-pity and drowning in too much tequila. His twin is marrying the perfect man, while Grant is stuck in middle management with no love life in sight. A walk into the rain forest leads to a meeting with a doomed man who has a story about a holiday that predates Christmas. Grant comes to realize that difficult endings can lead to new beginnings—and perhaps a brighter future.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Advent Calendar "Bah Humbug."

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Enjoy J.S. Cook’s best mysteries, with a side of lust and romance, in this collection. In But Not for Me, gangster boss Nino Moretti rescues beautiful mob accountant Stanley Zadwadzki from a rival, but the consequences may cost them any chance at a relationship. In A Little Night Murder, insurance investigator Frank Boyle may have escaped from danger once with help from detective Sam Lipinski, but a new investigation is turning up trouble once again. In Come to Dust, Inspector Philemon Raft is set adrift among the deceitful ton of turn-of-the-century London, trying to locate the kidnapped Miriam Dewberry. In The Lovely Beast, Jacob van Willingen is on a mission to exterminate the evil Caleb Donnithorn, but things aren’t quite what they seem to be at this Romanian castle. In Skid Row Serenade, novelist and war hero Tony Leonard visits his estranged wife only to find her beaten to death. On the run, he decides to fake his own death, with a little help from private investigator Edwin Malloy.

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2nd Edition

The name’s Lio, and you may have read the beginning of my story in A Cupid’s Wager. Well, hold on to your hats, because there’s more to tell about your favorite cupid working in the Gay Division of the Inter-Dimensional Association of Cupids.

Remember Ethan? That Aztec god of the winds who busted me shooting a closeted human with a gay lust arrow? Yeah, I haven’t been able to forget him either. Even though I have a rule against getting it on with other supernaturals—especially ones working for the Straight Division—my magic is drawn to Ethan and all his tattoos and piercings in a way I cannot control.

But after that night of mind-numbing sex, now I gotta face my evil ex-boyfriend and a suspension by the IDAC for “misplacing” arrows. They took my quiver, and I have to figure out how to get my arrow privileges back before they’re taken forever.

Ethan seems to think he can help me, but I don’t know how anybody can make this cupid believe in love again.

First Edition published as A Cupid's Wager by Dreamspinner Press, 2014.

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Faerie Riddles

2016 Daily Dose | A Walk on the Wildside

Alastar Connors’s studies of the changelings who live in the forest beyond the Great Iron Wall have been greatly aided by his friendship with the mischievous Gadhar. As a faerie creature, Gadhar’s soul takes a frightening shape, but he’s always behaved as an eager-to-please puppy around Alastar. When an intimate moment leads to an unexpected revelation, Alastar fears he may have jumped to some ill-informed conclusions about his friend. In his attempts to fix the misunderstanding, Alastar stumbles into the kind of trouble that even a quick-witted changeling might not be able to get him out of. 

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Daily Dose package "A Walk on the Wild Side."

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Shifting Silver

2016 Daily Dose | A Walk on the Wildside

The year is 1618, and Allakau is different from the other members of the Alaskan Yupik tribe. His people survive by hunting, but Allakau is unable to kill or eat flesh. As another season reaches its end and winter approaches, Allakau encounters a narwhal with silver eyes similar to his own. He saves the creature’s life but incurs his father’s wrath, and Allakau is given one last chance to prove himself a productive part of the tribe or be left behind to die. As he spends time alone in the woods, clues about his past and destiny begin to fall into place with the aid of another silver-eyed creature. His hunt might finally lead him to the truth about what sets him apart and where he belongs—if he can survive it.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Daily Dose package "A Walk on the Wild Side."

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Invaluable

Los dioses | Volumen 1

Volumen 1 de la serie Los dioses

En la ciudad del pecado, Las Vegas, vuelan chispas cuando Cupido apunta con sus flechas a dos mortales: Randy Jones, un hombre corriente que está pasando unas vacaciones pagadas por la compañía donde trabaja, mira a Garrett a los ojos cuando este está jugando en la mesa de dados y, de repente, el tiempo se detiene. Echando a un lado todas sus creencias, Randy mantiene un tórrido romance de dos noches con Garrett, y después sale huyendo, muerto de miedo al darse cuenta de que se ha enamorado.

El cínico multimillonario Garrett Shiffler tiene todo lo que el dinero puede comprar, y la mayoría de sus citas no ven más allá de eso. La vida le enseñó que la inocencia y el amor son un simple producto de la imaginación de la gente. Pero cuando Randy desaparece, despertando en Garrett sentimientos que jamás creyó conocer, este emprende la batalla más importante de su vida para conseguir ganarse el amor de Randy, pero esta vez tendrá que luchar usando su corazón y no su dinero.

Mientras tanto, Cupido se pregunta qué fue lo que pasó. Sus flechas nunca fallan, a menos que las Moiras interfirieran. Si Garrett quiere ganarse a Randy nuevamente, tendrá que hacerlo por su cuenta, ya que las Moiras tienen otros planes para Cupido.

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A Tested Love

Apollo's Men series | Spartan Love: Book Two
A Spartan Love | Book Two
2016 Award Winners
Apollo's Men

Sequel to A Spartan Love
Spartan Love: Book Two
The Epics of Apollo’s Men

Lured by seductive promises, Andreas risked his life to be with Theron, only to find himself betrayed. Abandoned and alone, Andreas resigns all hope of seeing his fierce warrior again and resumes his life as a helot.

All too aware of the harsh punishment Sparta demands of men who love other men, Theron reluctantly surrenders Andreas in hopes of keeping him safe. The warrior returns to Sparta to embrace his destiny in place of the helot he has grown to see as a man, not just a slave. Cold but honorable duty will be his new lover.

Duty proves to be a jealous lover when Sparta demands the final test of Theron’s loyalty. Sent to kill Andreas, Theron must find a way to come to terms with his burning desire for his handsome helot before their forbidden love destroys them both.

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