Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

SONG OF SONG by L. J. LaBarthe

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SONG OF SONG by L. J. LaBartheSong of Song by L. J. LaBarthe
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: MM, Science Fiction

Earth in the year 2275 is a playground for the rich while the rest of the population is scattered throughout the colonies in the system.  Engineered humans called Boxies are the labor force.  Their lives are bound by a set grid of allowed travel where they work and reside in each of the major cities.  To add empathy to the Boxies they were assigned a variety of small AI pets but the experiment failed.  The Boxies began to show concern for others, to think beyond their training so their pets were recalled to be shut off.  The government was obviously perplexed by the rash of Boxie suicides and other disruptive behaviors.

 

A Boxie in the Australian tower, Dex742A-GR23 who designed and worked on deep space starships was assigned a generic AI house cat as his pet.  Dex named the cat Manx and hid his best friend when the recall was announced.  He quietly gathered every credit he had coming and fled the city with Manx hidden inside his jacket.  Paying for passage aboard a pirate ship Dex and Manx planned to take refuge on one of the far colony planets.

 

Dex was soon to learn that fate had different plans for the gentle human and his cat.  Plans that would take them across the system and back with the most wanted people in the galaxy.  The Boxie would discover what love truly meant and why hatred was pointless.  Earth would be changed…by a Boxie and the man he loved.

 

Readers are treated to a high octane, sweeping adventure in Song of Song.  The disparity between the wealthy and everyone else is never more evident than in this riveting space drama. Can’t help falling in love with Dex and the rest of the characters are just as interesting in their own way.  Fascinating twists will keep everyone guessing as Song of Song unfolds and tells its tale.  This futuristic story has it all.

SLOE RIDE by Rhys Ford

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SLOE RIDE by Rhys FordSloe Ride by Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #4
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

He was like a runaway train in the darkest night speeding towards oblivion.   Fame and fortune in the spotlight; drugs and dependence in the dark. Until the day reality returned and rock god Rafe Andrade fell back to Earth with a mighty thud.

 

Facing the consequences of his actions Rafe is permanently cut from the band he helped create.  The senseless death of another man while partying with Rafe is forever branded in his mind and rehab becomes his new reality.

 

Nine months pass before Rafe steps back into the world, promptly goes home to San Francisco and holes up in his penthouse apartment.  There he stays until his surrogate family, the Morgans, insist he rejoin them. They are people who love him regardless.  He grew up with eldest brothers Connor and Kane – Morgans who will always have his back.  And then there’s younger brother Quinn.  The unique bond they shared was hard to describe.

 

Quinn was different.  He had a special way about himself that made life harder for him, but Rafe always understood.  Rafe was also well aware that he’d never touch the younger boy or do anything to jeopardize his place in the Morgan family.  He knew to keep his feelings close to his heart and silent when they were teens.

 

Seeing Quinn again after crawling out of hell makes one thing very clear, Rafe’s feelings haven’t changed a bit.  And Quinn is finally able to admit that Rafe is the one for him.  It’s time to take a deep breath and see what happens.   Unfortunately someone else isn’t quite as happy for them as irritating accidents become life threatening situations.  The price may become more than anyone can pay.

 

Fragile souls are showcased in an honest portrayal called Sloe Ride by the excellent storyteller Rhys Ford.  Their relationship is exposed layer upon layer.  Rafe and Quinn are such damaged men, lost and then found in each other’s arms.  The cast is quite large and it would definitely help the reader to have read the previous books to understand the other relationships though the central story of Rafe and Quinn is easily followed on its own.  Such a powerful tale, Sloe Ride is an addictive emotional roller coaster that dips and spins from beginning to end.

 

PREDATOR AND PREY by M. D. Grimm

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PREDATOR AND PREY by M. D. GrimmPredator and Prey by M. D. Grimm
Series: The Shifters #9
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: MM, Paranormal

Four scrolls with the power to end shifters around the world are entrusted to immortals for protection.  When two of the scrolls are dropped into the depths of the seas the immortal Crusea charges ocean shifters with their care.

 

Vietnam vet Digger Sullivan and the crew of the Sea Hag hunt for sunken treasure throughout the world.  Recently Digger accepted a commission from a wealthy heiress to extract treasure from a ship sunk near Florida.  So far they’ve successfully unearthed several pieces, including a strange cylinder which they are unable to open.

 

Various shifter clans take turns guarding the scrolls.  Reef and his small clan of shark shifters are currently on duty to keep the powerful weapons out of human hands.  Knowing that the human captain has found one of the scrolls Reef does some fast thinking, shifts and pretends he’s adrift after his small boat sank.

 

After rescuing the man with the questionable story Digger isn’t sure what to make of the sexy stranger.  It’s been more years than he cares to remember since Digger’s felt anything for another, yet Reef immediately sends his libido soaring.  Reef is well aware he needs to grab the scroll and disappear, the sooner the better.  He can’t leave however without tasting the captain at least once or twice or more.

 

A desperate adventure unfolds in Predator and Prey the ninth book in The Shifters series.  The unlikely love between Digger and Reef works because the two are willing to fight for their feelings.  Gruff, taciturn Digger meets his match in an intelligent, yet naïve shark shifter. Predator and Prey allows a sensual romance to blossom, but in the meantime readers can feel the dark storm brewing.

HIDDEN WINGS by Ana Raine

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HIDDEN WINGS by Ana RaineHidden Wings by Ana Raine
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Fantasy, MM

Caught within a seemingly hopeless position Kuro swan Prince Kanji has nowhere to turn.  They were once slaves of the Sidhee demons.  Freedom was dangled by the Dryma fairies, but they too proved false and the Kuro were betrayed in the worst possible way.  In the end they simply traded one master for another.  The Dryma took their magical wings and forced them to protect the groves of trees that house the souls of the fairies. His people’s lives are so difficult Kanji has no wish to continue his line and continue their slavery.

 

Finding out the Dryma and Sidhee intend to form an alliance by marrying the youngest princes from both royal houses to each other Kanji and his closest friends take action to break the negotiations. His plan works brilliantly which brings Kanji into contact with the youngest Dryma prince Tristan.  The swan prince instantly recognizes his enemy as his true mate.  Kanji can’t let the demons and the fairies unite.  They cannot be trusted.  Yet, Tristan doesn’t act anything like his people.  Then again he could be making excuses because the prince is his mate.  Still, he’s caught between a rock and a hard place.

 

An all encompassing love threatens an entire clan in Hidden Wings.  Kanji is watching his people suffer.  As a leader he’s caught between helping them or his mate.  It cannot be both.  This emotional, sometimes dark fantasy has a deep, abiding love, but as the publisher also warns – the ending is bittersweet. Compelling characters wade through a twisty plotline, but this is not a HEA story.

GONE AWAY by Elizabeth Noble

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GONE AWAY by Elizabeth NobleGone Away by Elizabeth Noble
Series: Circle series #4
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

Riece Burrell has always been a little bit different.  He goes through life in his own special way and relationships were few and far between.   When Riece starts college he meets Mason Arquette who’s studying for his Master’s degree and somehow the two click.  The freshman is comfortable with the taciturn intellect, while Mason has infinite patience with Riece’s quirks. Everything seemed to be going well until the day Riece abruptly left without a word.

 

Years later Riece accepts a job with the U.S. Forestry service as their chief photographer.  The ranger who volunteers to taxi Riece around is none other than his past lover Mason.

 

It is an uncomfortable start so they fall on professional courtesy until they slowly thaw out.  Over time Riece and Mason work through what went wrong and begin to regain what was lost.  A harmless stop evolves into a dangerous confrontation with hunters whose game of choice are not animals.  Running for their lives was not part of the plan.

 

Two men are given a second chance at love in Gone Away. Riece is somewhat hard to figure out and Mason isn’t the easiest man to love either.  They are given another opportunity to get things right in this fast paced intense story.  Feel the heat in Gone Away as Riece and Mason fight for survival.  Take in the danger, the suspense.  Hunters are breathing down their necks.  Enjoy their journey.

FIRE AND RAIN by Andrew Grey

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BLOOD TIED by Jacob Z. Flores

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A KIND OF TRUTH by Lane Hayes

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FIRST AND FIRST by Santino Hassell

FIRST AND FIRST by Santino Hassell

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SIRE by Kate Pavelle

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THE PLUMBER by Serena Yates

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WHISKERS OF A CHANCE by Tempeste O’Riley

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THE PRINCE’S CONSORT by Antonia Aquilante

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MY PRINCE by Anna Martin

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HEALED HEARTS by Logan Meredith

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DEMON OF MINE by Rayna Vause

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BAYOU FAIRY TALE by Lex Chase

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BOWERBIRDS by Ada Maria Soto

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MAKE ME SOAR by K. C. Wells

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TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER by Caitlin Ricci

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