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A case of mistaken identity could lead to love for an aloof starship captain and a brilliant if underappreciated mechanic from the sticks—if they can survive the dangerous mission assigned to them.

Ginnovi Oshwald just needs someone to give him a chance. He can keep anything running, despite the “spark” his body produces that sometimes wreaks havoc with electronics. Gin gets his chance when Captain Lian Hartford comes to Tallahassee in search of a mechanic. The trouble is, he’s looking for Gin’s sister. But since he only has a name to go by, Gin tells a little white lie. What could go wrong?

Lian loves his ship and his work as a diplomat but has difficulty connecting with others—only partly because of his mixed human and alien heritage. Something about the eccentric mechanic intrigues him, though, and their easy friendship could become more… if they live long enough to broker peace between humanity and a hostile race while pacifying a crew that thinks Gin belongs in prison.

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Die Begabten

Eine bessere Welt | Buch Eins
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Eine bessere Welt: Buch Eins

Als Talon Valdez zu einem Begabten wurde, wusste er, dass es mit seinem Leben und seinen Träumen vorbei war. Geschmäht, mit Misstrauen betrachtet und häufig eingesperrt wurden diese Menschen mit besonderen Fähigkeiten von der Öffentlichkeit verachtet und als Monster gesehen, denen man niemals so weit trauen konnte, dass sie für das Militär oder als Gesetzeshüter arbeiten durften.

Dann bietet sich ihm Jahre später die Gelegenheit, eine Sondereinheit von Begabten aufzubauen, die das FBI unterstützen soll. Die Bedingung dafür ist jedoch, dass jedem Begabten ein normaler Mensch als Partner zugeteilt wird.

Finn Mayer träumte seit seinem vierzehnten Lebensjahr von einer Karriere beim FBI und brachte jedes nur mögliche Opfer, um den Traum wahr zu machen, auch wenn er dafür seine selbstsüchtige Mutter und seinen homophoben, tyrannischen Bruder ertragen und auf einen Freund verzichten musste. Doch seine nicht diagnostizierte Dyslexie durchkreuzt diesen Plan. Seine letzte Chance ist die Zusammenarbeit mit Talon, einem Begabten mit einer tödlichen Fähigkeit, der normalen Menschen nicht traut und Finn scheitern sehen möchte.

Ihm bleiben vier Wochen, um sich dem Team zu beweisen. Dem Team bleiben vier Wochen, um sich der Öffentlichkeit zu beweisen. Und als eine andere Gruppierung ihren Erfolg – und sie selbst – in Gefahr bringt, müssen sie vier Wochen lang um ihr Leben kämpfen.

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Chi siamo davvero

Enhanced World (Italiano) | Libro 2

Serie Enhanced World, Libro 2

Talon sta perdendo il controllo delle sue letali abilità. Pronto a qualsiasi cosa pur di tenere Finn al sicuro, Talon lotta per proteggere l’uomo che ama con tutto il cuore e per non diventare il rischio maggiore per la vita del suo amato.

A Finn invece non resta altra scelta se non di offrirsi come esca alle oscure forze che rapiscono i bambini potenziati: dovrà esporsi a pericoli per cui non è pronto né addestrato, e dovrà farlo da solo.

Avrà Talon la forza per affrontare quest’ultima battaglia? Riuscirà a sconfiggere coloro che vogliono distruggere Finn e la squadra oppure alla fine si renderà conto che, per battere il loro nemico e la sua terribile minaccia, la più grande lotta che dovrà sostenere è quella contro se stesso?

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Diplomatic Relations

The Sci-Regency Series | Book Four

A Sci-Regency Novel: sequel to My Regelence Rake

Opposites don’t just attract... they sizzle.

A lusty special forces soldier who lives by his own set of rules, Dalton Fairfax decided long ago to stop wishing for his father’s love, and he found his calling. Now that he’s back home and between assignments, he finds himself at loose ends. When the opportunity arises to play bodyguard and help out his country, Dalton jumps at the chance. Not only does it keep him busy, but it just so happens that his charge is the man he saw on leave last month and hasn’t been able to get out of his head.

Heir to a dukedom and a conservative politician, Blaise Thompson strives to prove himself worthy of carrying on the family legacy as the next IN Councilman. However, his closest competitor keeps getting in the way and taking credit for Blaise’s ideas. Maintaining his stellar reputation isn’t easy to do while keeping his outrageous younger brother in line and foiling his rival’s personal attacks. He has no time for a guard and even less time for romance.

When a priceless antique goes missing, Blaise and Dalton discover that Regelance has larger problems than just IN plots. Now the only way to stop a scandal that threatens both of them is to compromise, and they are forced to confront the risk of losing everything… even each other.

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Ithani

The Oberon Cycle | Book Three

The Oberon Cycle: Book Three

Time is running out. 

After saving the world twice, Xander, Jameson and friends plunge headlong into a new crisis. The ithani—the aliens who broke the world—have reawakened from their hundred millennia-long slumber. When Xander and Jameson disappear in a flash, an already fractured world is thrown into chaos. 

The ithani plans, laid a hundred thousand years before, are finally coming to pass, and they threaten all life on Erro. Venin and Alix go on a desperate search for their missing and find more than they bargained for. And Quince, Robin and Jessa discover a secret as old as the skythane themselves. 

Will alien technology, unexpected help from the distant past, destiny and some good old-fashioned firepower be enough to defeat an enemy with the ability to split a world? The final battle of the epic science fiction adventure that began in Skythane will decide the fate of lander and skythane alike. And in the north, the ithani rise…. 

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Darkfeather

The Elusive Spark | Book Three

A Harmony Ink Press Title

The Elusive Spark: Book Three

Splinters are forming among the superpowered teens known as the Star Children. Loyalties are tested and relationships fall apart as new ones form. But despite their differences, James, Keira, Lumen, and Paul—along with new allies—must work together. Their doubts and animosity aside, they need to figure out a way to stop Nibiru, a Doomsday object hurtling toward earth. Only the teens—alien-human hybrids—can control a crashed extraterrestrial craft, intercept the object, and prevent death and destruction on a global scale. While they’re held captive at Fort Bragg, where Dr. Albion studies their powers, their friendships, family ties, and romantic bonds are tested. Not all the relationships can remain intact as each teen must make difficult decisions about where they stand—with family, friends, old love interests… or new ones. In the end, the Star Children are the only ones who can save the planet.

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Escape to Paradise

A Planet Called Wish | Book Four

A Planet Called Wish: Book Four

His attraction to men means Kalean is the black sheep of his wealthy and powerful family—but it won’t get him out of attending his brother’s pretentious wedding ceremony. Kalean doesn’t want to go, but if his parents insist, he has a stipulation: he’ll be there with a man on his arm.

On the pleasure planet, Wish, Kalean goes to a brothel to meet some potential escorts. But the man who captures his attention isn’t one of those on offer….

Descani is as surprised as anyone at Kalean’s attraction to him—and at his own interest in the young man. He’s even more perplexed as a bond begins forming between them.

But a murder rips apart Kalean’s family and redefines his role. He’ll be isolated on his cold and barren home world, far from the warm and colorful planet of Wish—and the arms of the man who’s coming to mean so much to him—unless he can find a way to escape the forces separating them.

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The Strength of His Heart

Enhanced World | Book Four

Enhanced World: Book Four

To protect and serve…. All Vance Connelly ever wanted to do was continue his family’s tradition and join the Tampa Police Department, but his dreams were crushed the day he woke with the enhanced mark on his face. After years of struggling to adjust to life as an enhanced human, by a stroke of luck, he met Talon Valdez and became a proud member of the FBI’s Human Enhanced Rescue Organization.

Samuel “Angel” Piper is eager to leave his DEA undercover work behind as he joins the HERO team as Vance’s regular human partner. But Sam’s painful past is ever present, just below the surface of the life he has built for himself as an ambitious young agent. When the team investigates rumors of a new drug using enhanced blood, the case’s mysterious connection to Sam threatens not just his life but Vance’s.

Trust doesn’t come easy for Sam, but Vance is willing to fight to convince his partner that the strength of his heart might be the salvation they both need.

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Celebrating the end-of-year holidays doesn't always mean sleighs, snow, and snuggling to ward off the cold. How about making merry when it's just as warm (or hot) outside as inside romantic hearts? Twinkle lights in palm trees, unity cups on the sideboard, bonfires in the backyard, eggnog by the pool, and no chimneys to be found... just the warmest wishes of the holidays bringing lovers together around the world.

A huge part of the world celebrates end-of-the-year holidays that aren't anything like Bing Crosby's "White Christmas." In the southern hemisphere, it's not even winter!

Holiday reading fun! More than 400,000 words of romantic fiction in 31 stories that would sell individually for a total of $89.69.

 

 

NOTE: Dreamspinner Press regrets to announce that one of the novellas included in the 2018 Advent Calendar package, Warren's Peace by Emjay Haze, was previously published as a short story. It was thoroughly revised and expanded as part of its inclusion in the Advent Calendar. We acknowledge that our readers expect new content as part of this package, and accordingly we have lowered the full package set price from $64.99 to $59.99. The novella is still included as a bonus. For our readers who purchased the daily delivery Advent Calendar at the reduced price, you will still receive the novella, and we have credited $4 to your store account. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Hero for the Holidays

2018 Advent Calendar | Warmest Wishes

A Spandex and Superpowers Story

Cody travels from Metro City to the Caribbean island lair of Dr. Devious to look after the place while the supervillain is in space for the holidays… and maybe to mend his broken heart. With Christmas fast approaching, Cody is desperate to avoid reminders of his recent disastrous breakup, and a few weeks of sun and relaxation sound perfect—until a drunk (but very cute) superhero crashes the party by literally crashing onto the beach. 

And that’s just the start of Cody’s problems—angry shark-men, mysterious lava creatures, and a malfunctioning AI all make his holiday getaway anything but relaxing. Amid the chaos of his adventures in lair-sitting, though, Cody might find just what he needs—a new chance at love.

 

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

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My Regelence Rake

The Sci-Regency Series | Book Three

A Sci-Regency Novel: sequel to The Englor Affair

Sebastian Hastings, Viscount Wentworth, is captain of the Royal Guard by day and scandalous rake by night. To protect the royal family of Regelence from the plots of the Intergalactic Navy, Sebastian makes it his priority to personally oversee their safety.

Prince Colton Townsend is done pining after the roguish viscount and focuses his attention on his second love—horses. Following his dream of owning a racehorse breeding farm distracts Colton from his heartache… until Sebastian begins shadowing him. 

When a good deed at a horse auction sparks public rumors, Colton just might get the man and the marriage he’s longed for. But Sebastian’s duties and secrets keep him walled off from those who would get close. 

To reach Sebastian, Colton takes one last risk that might break his heart…. 

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Samhain Publishing Ltd., October 2012.

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Guarding His Melody

Enhanced World Standalones
Enhanced World |

A Story from the Enhanced World

Deaf since childhood, Sebastian Armitage had a promising musical future until his dreams were shattered when he transformed at twelve years old. In a world where enhanced humans are terrorized and imprisoned, his life shrinks around him even more as he suffers the torment of his father’s experimental research to enable him to hear.

Gray Darling—struggling with the scars left by his experience in Afghanistan—agrees to provide short-term personal protection when anonymous threats escalate into assault on those closest to Seb.

As the lines between protection and attraction blur, Gray and Seb can’t ignore the intense feelings drawing them together. But secrets and betrayals might prove deadly, unless Gray is willing to risk it all. And Seb must find the strength to make his own future and sing his own song….

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Joe Chase and Ned Bowden are damaged men. They each bear scars from surviving the world they were born in. Deep scars, both physical and emotional.

When fate offers its first kind act by bringing the two together, suddenly their scars don't seem so bad, and their lives don't feel so empty.

Yet that kindness comes at a price.

Just as Joe and Ned begin to experience true happiness for the very first time, the world turns on them again.

But this time it turns on everyone.

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Illusions et faux-semblants

THIRDS (Fran├žais) | Tome 7

Suite de Choix et conséquences

THIRDS, tome 7

Dexter J. Daley n’a jamais eu la vie facile, mais il a toujours trouvé une façon de relever la tête et d’avancer avec le sourire. Enlevé chez lui des bras de Sloane Brodie, son compagnon et partenaire au THIRDS, Dex se retrouve dans une situation aussi mystérieuse et dangereuse que l’est le Therian qui le questionne. Il se voit également confirmer ce qu’il a toujours secrètement pensé : la mort de ses parents n’était pas un accident.

Découvrir toute la vérité sur les meurtres de John et Gina Daley enclenche une série d’événements qui changera à jamais les vies de Dex et Sloane. Alors que les secrets enfouis refont surface et que de nouvelles vérités sont révélées, l’amour que se portent Dex et Sloane est mis à l’épreuve avec, en jeu, bien plus que leur relation. Et si traverser ces eaux emplies de meurtres et d’agences gouvernementales secrètes ne suffisait pas, une chose inexplicable arrive à Dex… et rien ne sera plus jamais pareil.

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A THIRDS Universe Novel

Austen Payne, THIRDS Squadron Specialist Agent (SSA) for Destructive Delta and TIN operative, has seen the worst the world has to offer, faced lethal killers, and helped bring down dangerous organizations. But nothing terrifies him more than falling in love. After years of undercover work, Austen is a master at defending himself and protecting his heart… until he meets Osmond Zachary.

THIRDS Defense Agent Osmond Zachary has a huge, doting family, yet something is missing in his life. After meeting grumpy, foul-mouthed, jittery cheetah Therian Austen Payne, Zach knows exactly what that something—or someone—is. Unfortunately Austen seems determined to avoid Zach at all costs.

When Zach foils an assassination attempt, he ends up in the killer’s crosshairs, and Austen is Zach’s best chance at staying alive. Zach hopes the crisis will bring them closer, but Austen has every intention of walking away as soon as the danger is over.

Happily ever after isn’t for guys like Austen, but Zach is determined to show him it can be….

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The Englor Affair

The Sci-Regency Series | Book Two

A Sci-Regency Novel: sequel to My Fair Captain

Anxious to escape the confines of Regelence society, if only for a little while, Prince Payton Townsend poses as an admiral’s aide to further investigate a dangerous conspiracy. Payton plans only to use his computer skills to help navigate the tangled web of mystery and deceit on planet Englor, then return home, but he finds himself drawn to the charismatic Colonel Simon Hollister.

Simon, however, is no mere soldier—he is heir to the throne of Englor, and his life is meticulously planned to include a bride and heir. Unlike Regelence, the Regency society on Englor disapproves of same-sex relationships, and Payton and Simon’s attraction plays out in a daring secret affair, one Simon never expected would grow into love.

Risking scandal and certain ruin if they are discovered, Payton and Simon uncover more about a common enemy and a deadly plot that imperils both their worlds. But in this game of interplanetary intrigue, love might be the ultimate casualty….

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Samhain Publishing Ltd., November 2008.

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The 7th of Victorica

Gadgets and Shadows | Book Two

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Gadgets and Shadows: Book Two

A Sequel to The 7th of London

Since Seven saved London and Queen Victoria, problems have begun growing in Victorica, formerly the free states of America. With government corruption running rampant and slavery becoming epidemic, rumors are flying about the Confederacy of the South building an army and threatening war.

Still haunted by the memory of his old enemy, Seven and his lover, Silas Kettlebent, are sent to investigate the growing corruption of the South, but they find that the problem runs deeper than they could have possibly imagined. Seven is determined to see not only the slaves freed, but the colony as well. It’s going to take the combined efforts of slaves, criminals, politicians, and Abraham Lincoln to avoid a devastating war, and if Seven has anything to say about it, to ensure the freedom of every single Victorican from British rule.

He’ll just have to do it while contending with the ghost of a previous enemy and another’s thirst for revenge.

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Life—and love—doesn’t follow a script.

Struggling actor Oswell Outterridge thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he’s chosen to play a scene opposite his idol, Kane Teague, in a superhero movie. However, things take an unexpected turn when the slime he accidentally ingests gives him telekinetic powers. Then Kane asks him out, against all expectation, and it seems that life couldn’t get any better—aside from the little matter of keeping his identity secret from his celebrity boyfriend.

Oswell goes from a nobody with little social life and few prospects for the future to dating the man of his dreams and using his superhuman abilities to defend innocents. Everything is perfect, and it seems he’s finally achieved a happily ever after worthy of the silver screen. But when a supervillain arrives, determined to defeat Oswell and win Kane’s affections, everything falls apart. In the ensuing conflict, Kane gets caught in the crossfire, and Oswell faces his toughest fight yet. Can he remain the hero he’s always imagined himself, or will a dark desire for vengeance change him forever?

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