Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Releases from Torquere Press & Prizm Books

Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse Part 2: It Came From Birmingham
By: V. L. Locey
121 pages / 37400 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-476-1
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Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse Two: It Came from Birmingham continues the story of our two favorite apocalyptic survivors, Paul Cooke and Gordon Moretti, who we first met in the anthology He Loves Me For My Brainsss.  This time around our two guys have to deal with the undead, military and pharmaceutical companies who may not be what they appear, cranky cats, a loveable Tennyson aficionado, trying to survive in a world gone mad, stumbling across possible new friends, and perhaps the most terrifying thing of all – the what or who that came from Birmingham!
If you loved the humor, romance, and zombie uprising frivolity of Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse  you'll want to make sure you grab your copy Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse Two: It Came From Birmingham as soon as humanly possible.

Flying With Dragons
By: Sean Michael
44 pages / 10800 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-479-2
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Having annoyed the council, Grunk is assigned the job of Director of Human/Dragon Relations. Unfortunately for Grunk, he hates the city, he'd rather be in his dragon form than his human one, and he already hates the job even though it’s only his first day.
Then he meets his assistant, Kyfan, and he's instantly smitten. When he finds out that Kyfan has never really flown and rarely spends any time in his dragon form, Grunk is shocked and insists on changing that, immediately. After all, flying with the lovely Kyfan's way better than sitting behind his desk in his office.
It turns out that Kyfan is a lovely little dragon and once they've flown together, Grunk knows that they share a bond and he prepares to make his claim. The fact that it's going to annoy the council is only a bonus.
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Captain, May I?
By: Kayla Bain-Vrba
27 pages / 6300 words
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Kale and Monroe's favorite game to play is "Captain, May I" and not just because Monroe is captain of the starship Discovery. As intense and passionate as their relationship is, it's still a secret -- because Monroe is Kale's commanding officer. However, when their ship crash lands on a deserted planet and an unknown enemy begins picking off the crew one by one, Kale and Monroe are forced to reevaluate their relationship and the boundaries of the game they've created.
New this Week from Prizm Books...

My Life as a Myth
By: Huston Piner
225 pages / 66000 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-477-8
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1969 freshman Nick Horton has problems. He suffers from bouts of depression, he’s a high school social outcast, and he doesn’t understand why he’s not attracted to girls. So when a series of misunderstandings label him a troublemaker, he’s delighted to have Jesse Gaston and Jesse's gang befriend him. Nick wants to explore his attraction to Bobby Warren, but Jesse promises to give him a new image and soon transforms the shy loser into an anti-establishment student hero.
Thanks to his new reputation, Nick finds himself besieged by would-be girlfriends and expectations that he live up to his public image. As Jesse’s PR campaign becomes more and more outrageous, Nick’s road quickly becomes littered with ridiculous misadventures and unexpected psychedelic explorations. Meanwhile he struggles to understand his emerging romance with Bobby while dealing with the Vietnam War’s continuing impact on his family and the dangerous goings-on at school.
Nick’s freshman year is a remarkable journey of struggle with his unwanted reputation and his deepening passion for Bobby. Is a world still reeling from the sexual revolution, Acid Rock, and the illicit pleasures of underage drinking and pot smoking ready to accept two boys in love? Will Nick and Bobby’s love survive or will the world’s prejudices drive them apart?

Refrigeration Blues
By: Richard Natale
19 pages / 5500 words
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When you have the perfect lover and he’s suddenly taken from you, what’s the point of going on?  I mean, really. Might as well go out in a blaze of glory, or in this case, a chill of glory.  Of course, something could go wrong, and in Matthew Robins’ case, it almost always does.
Coming Next Week...
Elder Petersen's Mission Memories by Jeff Laver

Mountain Memories by Avery Dawes


Summer Country by Camilla Gingold
Cloth of Virtue by Lydian Harker

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