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College student Ahndrai has the ill fortune of falling into the grasp of an attractive, sadistic vampire. He encounters Eita, a vampire who lusts for Ahndrai’s sweet blood and tears apart his world. Eita proves that every myth and legend ever written is only too real, and they are far darker than portrayed in any story.

Ahndrai must face a host of monsters that Eita allows to attack and kill him. Each time Ahndrai dies, Eita revives him so he can continue to feed off him. Ahndrai believes that every creature is as cruel and unforgiving as Eita. Then Nakiirn, a dragon prince, rescues Ahndrai. But even after Ahndrai overcomes his fears and falls in love with Nakiirn, they must both contend with Eita’s cruelty again before the vampire succeeds in claiming Ahndrai once more.

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Bound, Vol. 2

Little Goddess Universe
Little Goddess | Book Three, Vol. 2

Little Goddess: Book Three
Vol. 2

Cory’s newly bound family is starting to find its footing, which is a good thing because danger after danger threatens, and Green can't be there nearly as often as he’s needed. As Cory learns to face the challenges of ruling the hill alone, she’s also juggling a ménage relationship with three lovers—with mixed results.

But with each new challenge, one lesson becomes crystal clear: she can’t be queen without each of the men who look to her, and the people she loves aren’t safe unless she takes on that queendom with all of the intelligence and courage in her formidable heart.

But sometimes even intelligence, courage, and steadily increasing magic aren’t enough to do the job, and suddenly the role of Cory’s lovers becomes more crucial than ever. Nobody is strong enough to succeed in every task, and Cory finds that the most painful lesson she and her lovers can learn is not just how to deal with failure. Cory needs to learn that one woman is only so powerful, and she needs to choose wisely who sits outside her circle of family, and who is bound eternally in her heart.

2nd Edition
First Edition published as Bound: The Third Book of the Little Goddess Series by iUniverse, 2007.

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The Boys of Summer

Lazy Days of Summer

David McIntyre has been enjoying the heck out of his current assignment: touring the Hawaiian Islands in search of the ideal shooting locations for a series of film-company projects. What’s not to like? Stunning scenery, great food, sunny beaches… and Rick Sutton, the hot, ex-Air Force pilot who is flying him around.

Everything changes when a tropical storm and engine failure force a crash landing on a deserted atoll with a WWII listening post. Rick’s injuries and a lack of food and water mean David has to step up to the plate and play hero. While his days are spent fighting for survival, and his nights are filled with worrying about Rick, the two men grow closer. David’s research for his next movie becomes intertwined with his worst fears, and events on the island result in a vivid dream about the Battle of Britain. On waking, David realizes Rick is more than just a pilot to him. The obstacles that prevented a happy ending in 1940 aren’t present today, and David vows that if they survive this stranding, he will tell Rick how he feels.

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Createspace, 2013.

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Onwaachige the Dreamer

The Two-spirit Chronicles | Book Three

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Sequel to A Scout is Brave
The Two-spirit Chronicles: Book Three

Love can mean sacrifice. Joshua Ishkoday must decide if he can abandon the boy he loves in order to save him.

In the expansive and sometimes deadly northwoods of Wisconsin, Joshua must make a heartbreaking choice as he battles his greatest fears. His best friends, Mokwa and Little Deer, accompany him when a nightmare sends him on an adventure of self-discovery. But the three teenagers aren’t alone in the vast forest. Joshua realizes bizarre creatures called Memegwesi have not only been manipulating him through his dreams, but plan to use him in a mysterious plan of their own. Soon he’s fighting three enemies: the lethal storm headed their way, the mysterious beings appearing in his dreams, and most frightening of all, his mother’s hatred and bigotry.

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Prezioso

Serie Gli Dei | Libro 1

Serie Gli Dei, Libro 1

Quando Cupido prende di mira due mortali a Las Vegas, si accendono scintille: al tavolo dei dadi, Randy Jones, un uomo comune in vacanza aziendale, guarda negli occhi di Garrett e il tempo si ferma. Gettando al vento tutto quello in cui crede, Randy si lascia coinvolgere in una relazione sensuale di due notti con l’uomo, solo per entrare nel panico quando capisce di essersene innamorato.

Il cinico milionario Garrett Shiffler ha tutto quello che i soldi possono comprare, e molti degli uomini che frequenta non vedono oltre il suo denaro. La vita gli ha insegnato che l’innocenza e l’amore sono prodotti dell’immaginazione. Ma quando Randy scompare, portando con sé emozioni che lui pensava non avrebbe mai provato, Garrett intraprende la battaglia più importante della propria vita per vincere il suo amore. Ma questa volta combatte con il cuore, non con il conto in banca.

Nel frattempo, Cupido si chiede cosa sia successo. Le sue frecce d’oro non falliscono mai, a meno che siano le Moire a interferire. Se Garrett vuole riconquistare Randy, dovrà farlo da solo, perché le Moire hanno altri progetti per Cupido.

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Soul Struck

The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge | Book Three

The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge: Book Three

Like the electricity he commands, Pierce Blackmoor streaks through life on raw power and pure sexual energy. His conquests on the battlefield and in the bedroom form his foundation, but that bedrock crumbles when his younger brothers’ abilities surpass his own. Pierce finds himself at an all-time low, and clawing his way back to the top becomes his only concern.

Pierce's plan to reassert his dominance, however, takes a backseat when he wounds Kale Aquilo, an emissary of the Beast King, lord of all shifters.

Kale’s beguiling nature shoots like a lightning bolt straight to Pierce’s soul, and when the soft-spoken Kale relays that a virus is killing his people, Pierce abandons his quest for power to do something he has never done before—protect someone other than himself.

As Kale, Pierce, and his brothers struggle to find the root of the magical virus spreading plague across Aeaea, the shifter island, they face a gauntlet of old and new foes. Soul struck, Pierce and Kale must uncover the truth behind the conspiracy gathering in the shadows.

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As a paramedic, Ryan Bishop has responded to his fair share of bizarre situations. However, he’s not prepared when he meets Phillip, a local man who keeps popping up to save the day. Everyone lauds Phillip as a hero, but he prefers to stay in the background, going so far as to refuse medical treatment.

Ryan is intrigued, not only by Phillip’s unassuming manner, but also by his ability to be in the right place at the right time. Ryan wants some answers and maybe even a date. What he gets is an unexpected part in Phillip’s origin story.

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Section Thirteen

Section Thirteen

Don't miss this exclusive bundle of all four stories of the Section Thirteen series by J.L. O'Faolain!

The Thirteenth Child: Immortal sidhe Tuulois MacColewyn and Detective James Corhagen at the NYPD had a highly combustible friendship that burned itself out a year ago. But now that the NYPD is facing a rash of messy black-magic murders, James needs Cole’s help. With a powerful killer on the loose, Cole, James, and Inspector Vallimun must race against time to stop the monster out to claim the thirteenth child. —The Thirteenth Pillar: Last month was hell for Cole... and this month is shaping up to be much worse. When Vallimun is gravely injured just as the investigation reaches a fever pitch while a snowstorm blankets the city, Cole will need all the help he can get to have any hope of salvaging it. —The Thirteenth Sigil: A mysterious force is cutting a swath through the city in search of a missing canister, and there’s the disappearances of employees connected to a local children’s television program to solve. And if that wasn't enough for Cole and his current flame, Joss, children’s imaginary friends are somehow manifesting themselves—and they’re coming after Section Thirteen. —The Thirteenth Shard: When a powerful witch is murdered by mundane means, the NYPD calls in Tuulois MacColewyn and the rest of Section Thirteen. A revelation during the investigation leaves Cole reeling and sets him up to make what could be the biggest mistake of his life….

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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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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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Conflit de sang

Partenariat de Sang | Tome 3

Suite de Contrat de sang
Partenariat de Sang, tome 3

Alors que les partenariats magiciens-vampires de l’Alliance deviennent plus forts, les sorciers rebelles en subissent les effets. Ils cherchent de plus en plus désespérément à trouver des informations capables de les contrer, ignorant la pression croissante des liens de la magie de sang sur les magiciens et les vampires.

Le conflit se propage. Les querelles des partenariats mal assortis, à la fois sur un plan personnel et professionnel, menacent de déchirer l’Alliance de l’intérieur, malgré les efforts d’Alain Magnier et d’Orlando Saint Clair, de Thierry Dumont et de Sébastien Noyer, et même de Raymond Payet et de Jean Bellaiche, le chef des vampires de Paris qui se bat pour établir un équilibre avec son propre partenaire afin de pouvoir donner l’exemple.

Alors que la guerre fait rage et que les pertes déchirantes augmentent dans les deux camps, les sorciers rebelles continuent à chercher des indices pour comprendre et contrer la force de l’Alliance, alors que les partenaires liés par le sang de l’Alliance font la chasse aux anciens préjugés et partent à la recherche de savoirs oubliés pour trouver un avantage qui pourrait inverser le cours de la guerre une fois pour toutes.

Avec cette nouvelle force à ses côtés, les dirigeants de l’Alliance décident d’annoncer son existence au monde entier, dans l’espoir de rallier des soutiens contre les sorciers rebelles qui menacent de détruire la vie comme ils la connaissent. Luttant pour trouver sa voie dans la guerre qui s’étend, l’Alliance découvre que, malgré ses avantages, les partenariats ont une incidence sur l’équilibre du pouvoir magique dans le monde, ce qui est pourrait être une menace encore plus grande que la guerre elle-même.

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The Midnight Gardener

The Town of Superstition | Book One

A Harmony Ink Press Title

The Town of Superstition: Book One

At fifteen, Thaddeus Cane has moved thirty-two times with his father. Each time he’s displaced without explanation, Thaddeus loses any friends he’s made. The name of their latest town is Superstition, but it seems normal enough, with one exception.

Thaddeus’s bedroom window gives him a view into the beautiful gardens next door. Every night after dark, an attractive guy around Thaddeus’s age appears to tend the plants. When Thaddeus visits his neighbor, he discovers not only how deep his interest in the other man runs, but also that Teofil, the midnight gardener, isn’t human. He’s a garden gnome, a revelation that will lead to more secrets coming to light and an adventure unlike anything Thaddeus ever imagined.

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Bound, Vol. 1

Little Goddess Universe
Little Goddess | Book Three, Vol.1

Little Goddess: Book Three
Vol. 1

Humans have the option of separation, divorce, and heartbreak.  For Corinne Carol-Anne Kirkpatrick, sorceress and queen of the vampires, the choices are limited to love or death. Now that she is back at Green’s Hill and assuming her duties as leader, her life is, at best, complicated. Bracken and Nicky are competing for her affections, Green is away taking care of his people, and a new supernatural enemy is threatening the sanctity of all she has come to love. Throw in a family reunion gone bad, a supernatural psychiatrist, and a killer physics class, and Cory’s life isn’t just complex, it’s psychotic.

Cory needs to get her act and her identity together, and soon, because the enemy she and her lovers are facing is a nightmare that doesn’t just kill people, it unmakes them. If she doesn’t figure out who she is and what her place is on Green’s Hill, it’s not just her life on the line. She knows from hard experience that the only thing worse than facing death is facing the death of someone she loves.

Loving people is easy—living with them is what takes the real work, and it’s even harder if you’re bound.

2nd Edition
First Edition published as Bound: The Third Book of the Little Goddess Series by iUniverse, 2007.

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Don't miss this exclusive bundle of all four volumes of the epic paranormal Partnership in Blood series by Ariel Tachna. Can a desperate wizard and a bitter, disillusioned vampire find a way to build the partnership that could save their world? In a world rocked by magical war, vampires are seen by many as less than human, as the stereotypical creatures of the night who prey on others. But as the war intensifies, the wizards and the vampires forge an alliance based on blood and magic, hoping to turn the tide of the war against the dark wizards. As the war rages on and heartbreaking casualties mount on both sides, the dark wizards keep searching for clues to understand and counter the strength of the Alliance, while the blood-bound Alliance partners hunt through ancient prejudices and forgotten lore to find an edge that can turn the tide of the war once and for all.

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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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Truth and Consequences

The Sixth Sense | Book Three

Sequel to Walk a Mile
The Sixth Sense: Book Three

When FBI agent Jerry Lee Parker wakes from a coma after a murderous attack on his life, he has no memory of his immediate past. In the blink of an eye, he has gone from having a nearly photographic memory to recalling nothing of the last six months of his life, including his partner and lover, John Flynn. While Lee tries to reboot his past and reconnect with John, there are events at play around him he doesn’t understand. John is keeping secrets from him, secrets that could get them both killed.

Matters come to a head when Lee is hounded to turn over a mysterious artifact, of which he has no knowledge. The two men wind up in a fight for their lives as they risk everything to keep the powerful relic out of the hands of a ruthless killer. In order to protect those he loves, however, John may be forced to make a deal with the devil.

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Faery royalty have always married for duty rather than love. Prince Chrysanths should be no different—except with a human for a father, the prince known as Puck already is different. When he is betrothed against his will to Prince Sky, Puck flees to his father in the human world, only to have Sky follow.

Prince Sky Song of the Clouds isn’t thrilled with the prospect of marriage either, but is bound by duty to follow through. If he can’t win Puck over, the faery realm might very well dissolve into utter chaos. Too busy arguing, Puck and Sky are unaware there are others with a vested interest in seeing the betrothal fail. In a bid for Puck’s crown, they’ll seek to keep them apart, even as Puck and Sky realize that duty and love don’t always have to be mutually exclusive.

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Being(s) in Love Stories

Magical creatures known as beings emerged from hiding amid the destruction of the First World War. Since then they’ve lived on the margins of the human world as misunderstood objects of fear and desire. Some are beautiful, others fearsome and powerful. Yet for all their magic and strength, they are as vulnerable as anyone when it comes to matters of the heart.

A firebird in 1930s Paris is drawn to a writer with a haunted past. Upon returning from fighting in the Pacific, a jaguar shifter finds a third-gender human on his doorstep. Early rock n’ roll DJ Hyacinth the fairy shocks his listeners with his admiration for his quiet assistant. During the AIDS crisis, a gruff, leather-wearing troll dreams of a settled life with a mixed-species elf across the bar. An imp, who remembers only too well how cruel the world can be, tells himself he’s content to stay behind the scenes—if only his chaotic, impish magic would stop getting in the way. And a shy human tending his poisonous and carnivorous plants is convinced no one will ever want him, certainly not the handsome werewolf grieving for a lost mate. Human or being, all must overcome fear to reach for love.

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