Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Release Day from Torquere Press


Trace Masks Off Too!
Edited By: M. Rode with stories by Jade Astor, Missouri Dalton, Anna Hedley, Laylah Hunter, Sean Michael, G.O. Noce, Sam Schooler, Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga
188 pages / 53400 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-44-33
$6.99
Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=3831
Blurb:
Masquerade Balls and Vampires go hand in hand in these stories that combine mystery, love, and biting!
Sean Michael gives us Eternity: Is it really possible to die of ennui? Lukas is determined to find out. In Fool Me Twice by Missouri Dalton, botany professor Edmund Toussaint is a vampire who prefers alligator blood and keeps to himself. Up next is Sam Schooler's Scented: Ben Halloway: human, detective, so done with this serial killer vampire shit. Felix Whit: vampire, criminal psychologist, way too attractive. Ben's life is just fantastic.
Anne Hedley explores Perfection, where August is flawed in a world that values flawlessness. While Laylah Hunter goes an alternative route with Cultural Hospitality: Reluctant vampire Caram has sworn off dating, but planning a space-station-wide festival with his handsome alien co-worker is testing his resolve. In The Other Side of Midnight by G.O. Noce, Ash only wants revenge against the man who betrayed him two centuries ago, but when Gavin reappears, revenge isn't what’s on his mind.
In Passions Unmasked by Jade Astor, James is thrilled when a hot guy invites him to a party unlike any other he’s attended. And finally, Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga team up to bring us Super Juicy: Sometimes you want a good meal, but sometimes you want something super juicy.
So take a bite out of love with Masks Off Too!

Cultural Hospitality
By: Laylah Hunter
24 pages / 7000 words
$2.49
Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=3832
Blurb:
Karam is a civil service worker, employed by the cultural hospitality department on the Interplanetary Space Station. He’s also carrying the draculoid virus, which has put a damper on his social life as he tries to avoid the temptation to hook up with someone and potentially infect them with vampirism. But when his department organizes a masquerade ball for the Aquarians, the beautiful alien species that share the station with the humans, Karam finds his resolve tested to its limits.
This story is also available in the Masks Off Too! anthology.

Eternity
By: Sean Michael
21 pages / 5200 words
$2.49
Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=3833
Blurb:
After four hundred years as an immortal, Lukas has become bored and is dying of ennui. He wills everything he owns to his creator Gustav, with whom he's had a three hundred years long falling out, and goes up onto the roof to meet the dawn.
Will he survive the sun? And if he does, can Gustav keep him from becoming bored again?
This story is also available in the Masks Off Too! anthology.

Fool Me Twice
By: Missouri Dalton
19 pages / 5200 words
$2.49
Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=3834
Blurb:
The Everglades have secrets, Professor Edmund Toussaint, the swamp’s lone vampire, knows this all too well. He’s lived there all of his life and hasn’t run into another of his kind since the fateful night he fed his maker to a crocodile. But things are changing, and another vampire might just be the only thing that will bring Edmund out of the swamp.
This story is also available in the Masks Off Too! anthology.

Passion Unmasked
By: Jade Astor
22 pages / 5000 words
$2.49
Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=3835
Blurb:
While attending an academic conference in New Orleans, graduate student James Caldwell stumbles upon a party unlike any other he's ever attended. He's relieved when one of the guests, Malcolm, takes him under his wing and seems to take a romantic interest in him as well. Then he realizes that the vampire costumes the partygoers are wearing aren’t really costumes at all -- and neither is Malcolm’s.
This story is also available in the Masks Off Too! anthology.

Perfection
By: Anna Hedley
18 pages / 5000 words
$2.49
Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=3836
Blurb:
The world of the fey is one that cares about appearances to an almost pathological degree. Imperfection is rarely tolerated and those who are less than perfect are stigmatized and excluded. As an energy vampire who bears the scars of a life long-persecuted, August feels like an intruder in their world. That is, until he meets another outcast, a fairy named Daniel with broken wings and a most un-fairy-like attitude to both the world he lives in and August.
This story is also available in the Masks Off Too! anthology.

Scented
By: Sam Schooler
21 pages / 5300 words
$2.49
Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=3837
Blurb:
Ben Halloway: human, detective, so done with this serial killer vampire shit. Felix Whit: vampire, criminal psychologist, way too attractive. Ben's life is just fantastic.
This story is also available in the Masks Off Too! anthology.

Super Juicy
By: Julia Talbot & BA Tortuga
30 pages / 7800 words
$2.49
Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=3839
Blurb:
It's Halloween and vampire Stryker is on the prowl for a good, fun meal when he meets Buck, a waiter with a t-shirt that reads "Super Juicy". Stry can't wait to find out if there’s truth in advertising, but will the vibrant stud turn out to be too much for Stry to handle?
This story is also available in the Masks Off Too! anthology.

The Other Side of Midnight
By: G.O. Noce
38 pages / 11100 words
$2.99
Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=3840
Blurb:
Ashton Lanley, Viscount Thorncliff, had his entire life planned out: inherit his title, honor an arranged marriage, and produce an heir. Then, a chance encounter with a stranger at a scandalous masquerade introduces him to desires he never knew he harbored. But when he is at his most vulnerable, the mysterious man betrays him, leaving him with nothing but a burning need for revenge.
For two centuries, Gavin Wynters, vampire and thief extraordinaire, has not been able to erase the memory of the man he had once used and discarded. But fate has conspired to place him in Ash's path again, and this time, he encounters more than the clueless human he left behind.
This story is also available in the Masks Off Too! anthology.
New This Week from Prizm Books...

Monster Town
By: Dakota Chase
67 pages / 18500 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-448-8
$3.99
Buy Link: http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_27&products_id=55&zenid=9327026364f5c10cef792518e4c2d814
Blurb:
James Dire has a problem. He doesn't breathe fire, suck blood, or sprout fur and a tail during full moons. He doesn't eat babies, or trample cities, or carry screaming women off to his underwater lair. In short, he's about as dangerous and exotic as a boxful of sand.
While this may not be an issue elsewhere, it is in Eden, James' hometown. Here, everyone, from his parents and siblings, to his classmates, to the mayor, are fire-breathing, bloodsucking, fur-sprouting monsters, and James doesn't fit in anywhere.
James always feels excluded and knows he's always suspect because of his difference. He's very shy, has few friends, and his only sense of purpose comes from his job as reporter for the school paper.
When a girl is kidnapped, James's secret crush, gorgeous werewolf, Theo, pulls him into a hunt for clues to find her before it's too late. What they discover is a plot that's much more involved than a simple kidnapping, and may get them both killed.
In Monster Town, there's nothing more dangerous than being ordinary.
Coming Next Week...
Flesh and Blood by Tory Temple

Treat, a Hammer story by Sean Michael

Sips:

Strawberries and Salt by Kajsa Bristholm
Soldiers Secrets by UZ Eliseri

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