Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Releases from Torquere Press

This week, we have selected titles by Jenna Jones, Shad O. Walker, and M. Durango on sale for 20% off. Check it out:

One Warlock's Love Story - That Stormy Knight
by Shad O. Walker
225 pages / 60700 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-890-5
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In a world where shape shifters are openly bisexual, vampires have insatiable sex drives, and warlocks emit pheromones that make everyone around them horny, Zander Knight finds himself at a crossroads. He emerges from a coma with the realization that that he may be the only living being in the world that is part vampire, part magical and part shape shifter.
Unable to understand or control his new powers, his condition puts him at odds with his family who is at the very center of a movement to end supernatural race mixing. If that weren’t enough, he is being forced to choose between his place in the House of Aleph and his position as the Alpha mate for his lover and pack leader, Zuri Tau Long.
Just as Zander’s world is changing, so is the supernatural community. New threats arise as different factions of vampires, shifters and magicals fight to take their place in the new order. Zander is left deciding between fighting for his family and friends, and fighting to save the world that he has come to know and love. This is more than just one warlock’s love story – this is a supernatural adventure.

Apples & Gin
by Jenna Jones
80 pages / 22300 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-880-6
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Country singer Sawyer Shaw loves photographer Noah Kingston and is tired of hiding it. He's kept his sexuality hidden for the sake of his career and his family, but over the past ten years Sawyer has come to realize what matters most to him is Noah and his happiness. Despite his worries about what effect coming out will have on his career, Sawyer is ready not only to make their relationship public but also to make it permanent.
Originally published in the Going to the Chapel anthology.

Restoring the Past
by M. Durango
107 pages / 30000 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-894-3
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Home for the first time since a broken heart drove him away 13 years ago, Cal Brewster is faced with the daunting task of settling his father’s estate. Cal finds himself confronted by a dilapidated house in desperate need of repairs, greedy family members looking for a windfall, a nosy neighbor with time on her hands, and an ex-boyfriend who’s around too often for comfort. Just as his relationship with his ex, Andy, starts to heat up, Cal’s world is thrown into further disarray when he discovers his parentage might not be what he’d thought. Is this a chance for Cal and Andy to start over--or is it a disaster in the making?

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Haven: Generations
by Lee Benoit
Get ready for three stories from Nurse Haven Tucker’s world! In CODE SWITCHING, Haven and his dancer lover Tadeo have spent four years living their happy-ever-after, raising their son and making a discreet home in Sister City. When a friend and patient dies of a rare pneumonia, their secure life is threatened. Attacks -- and support -- emerge from unexpected quarters in this story set at the dawn of the AIDS crisis.
André is a confused and angry fourteen-year-old boy whose aunt rescues him from state care after the death of his mother and takes him to live with her motley extended family in a ramshackle old house. Against the backdrop of plans for a most unconventional wedding, André finds himself increasingly helpless to resist the charms of his eccentric aunt, moody grandfather, and sexy tutor. VADE MECUM is ultimately about finding a place to be oneself and to belong without question.
Finally, in LAST DANCE, high school teacher Suyai has spent months helping his school’s Gay-Straight Alliance members win the right to attend prom with the dates of their choice. Now none of them will get out on the dance floor until Suyai goes first. What’s an out and proud – but woefully single – teacher to do?
All three stories were previously published by Torquere Press and represent a sequel to "Haven".
Releasing 3/18/15 - Available Pre-Order:

Starlight Black and the Misfortune Society
by Alison Ruth
Crissy Caradonna is getting in trouble in 1975 Asbury Park, where she should be the star of her junior class. Her aunt Priscilla, her guardian since the mysterious disappearance of Crissy’s parents, fears for her. Crissy was destined for a Washington D.C. college until she started dating a hot rod kingpin.
When Crissy’s principal forces her to attend a Scared Straight program at Rahway, a convicted murderer named Julius breaks through her cool with a secret mission only she can execute. Before Julius is released in two months, Crissy must find out if his wife Yasmin forgives him for the crime of killing her boyfriend. If Yasmin won’t forget, Julius will kill again to return to prison, the only place where he can live forever without her.
In a dark world of car thieves, street racing, and rock n roll, Crissy hitchhikes through her formerly wondrous city as she hustles a glam rock singer, rides with Miss Seaside Heights, and tries to talk Yasmin out of a pistol, to save a life. As Crissy is drawn into the mysterious past, her parents’ love story breaks into the present when Yasmin and Julius meet again. And amidst the magic and music of the boardwalk, she discovers a prisoner may know more about salvation than she does.
Releasing 3/18/15 - Available Pre-Order:

Lesbian Lovers
by Berengaria Brown
Three lesbian couples. Three very different situations. Three fulfilling journeys to happiness.

“Fist Me”: Maeve nearly fell off her barstool when Taryn, the sexiest woman she’d ever known, asked her to fist her. But is it the right thing to do? Taryn’s not lesbian, and has just broken up from Mr. Perfect. Is she taking advantage of her? Or is this the ideal opportunity for them to begin a relationship?

“Lady Caroline’s Reward”: Lady Caroline Eversley needs a chaperone so hires Miss Dinah Watkin, a distant relative. Dinah and Caroline fall in love and Dinah teaches Caroline all about sex, but the problem of Caroline’s suitable chaperonage refuses to go away. Can they find a solution and have their own happy ending?

“Stubborn Attraction”: Laid off for ramming her knee into a co-worker’s balls after he tries to feel her up, lesbian Jaelle heads to her father’s cabin in the mountains. There, she takes the form of a mountain goat and climbs, free and uninhibited.

So, what happens when she finds a very attractive interloper on her favorite rock ledge?

Previously published as individual stories by Torquere Press.
Releasing 3/25/15 - Available Pre-Order:

A Cheap Racket
by Syd McGinley
Tim is a cute, wholesome, tennis playing "nephew" for well-off retirees, but he wants to retire as soon as he has a nest egg. His plans are shaken up when he learns a corrupt nursing home is abusing some of his clients' impoverished friends. Along with his friend, Cal, and his favorite "uncle," Tim hatches a plan to destroy The Pines. His papa bear suitor, Ari, is patiently waiting for Tim to quit and enthusiastically joins in with Tim's plans -- both smutty and altruistic!
Previously published in Hard for the Money Anthology from Torquere Press.
Releasing 4/1/15 - Available Pre-Order:

Early to Rise
by V.L. Locey
There are few things worse than being left at the altar by the man you thought loved you. Just ask Simon Wilder. He knows all about it. He also knows a thing or two about getting fired. It's been a rotten week for Simon and making major life decisions during such turmoil may not be the wisest thing Simon has ever done. Or is it?
Packing up his clothes, his collection of Tony Orlando CDs, and his cat, Sambuca, Simon leaves the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia behind and heads out to live on his Uncle Tiberius' farm in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Starting over on the farm where he vacationed once as a child is a going to be just what the doctor ordered, as long as that doctor is the good-looking large animal veterinarian, Gentry Martin. Is a sexy country vet the cure for a love-sick city boy?
Releasing 4/1/15 - Available Pre-Order:

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