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Blood Bathory: Absence of the Sun
by Ari McKay
312 pages / 96500 words
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Also available in paperback from Amazon.com
Gaia’s theriomorphs may have gravely injured Elizabeth Bathory, but they face new challenges now that her daughter Anna has instigated a coup against her mother. An appeal for help from Antonio, Marielle’s European deputy, results in new revelations for the younger theriomorphs about the origins and nature of the enemy they’ve been fighting for so long -- revelations which also change how Evan St. John sees his role in the war.
Tyr Gustavson -- a theriomorph who has been feral since 1945, grieving the death of his partner Aaron -- and Adam Carson -- a fighter pilot who was turned into a vampire against his will -- enter the picture, both of them still fighting the specters of their experiences in WWII. As the theriomorphs attempt both to block Anna’s moves against them and to find and destroy Elizabeth once and for all, Tyr and Adam are drawn together, despite Tyr’s hatred of vampires. When Tyr pushes Adam away out of fear, Adam accepts a desperate, suicidal mission to find Thrace, the original nosferatu. If their desperate plan works, the theriomorphs would have the opportunity to destroy not only Elizabeth, but the sire of all vampires. But if it fails, they might have unleashed a force which could lead to the destruction of them all -- and perhaps even of Gaia herself.
Climbing the Date Palm
by Shira Glassman
234 pages / 65000 words
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Prince Kaveh, the youngest son of the king of the City of Red Clay, is bisexual and completely besotted with Farzin, the engineer his father hired to oversee the improvements to the city's roads and bridges. However, the king doesn't share his positive feelings. After Farzin ends up at the head of the protest that ensues when the workers are only paid a third of their promised wages, he's thrown in prison and is scheduled to be executed.
Queen Shulamit, who rules over the neighboring nation of Perach, is eager to assist the desperate prince. She, too, loves justice and has a same-sex partner. She's also hoping Kaveh, with his royal blood, is willing to give her and her sweetheart a legitimate heir in exchange. But can she find a peaceful solution that will pacify the king next door, get his workers fairly paid, and free Farzin? Or will she and her dragon-riding bodyguard Rivka have to go to war?
Coming Next Week...
Apples & Gin Shorts
by Jenna Jones
From snowed-in airports to walking down the aisle, Noah and Sawyer know one thing is certain: true love is delicious.
Full Moon Dating: Feng and Evgeny
by Julia Talbot
Tiger shifter Evgeny worries that he'll never find a lover who can stand up to his sheer size and strength. Good thing acrobat and leopard shifter Feng is so flexible...