New Releases 4/22/15
A Second Past Midnight
by Rae Gee
324 pages / 88100 words
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In 1981, at the height of the Cold War, a single nuclear warhead sent America's technological capability back to the 18th century. Four years later, the shattered country is still struggling to put itself back together. Infrastructure has crumbled, the government is gone, and convicted criminals are hunted for food.
James lives in a small, Midwestern town. By day, he tends his family's farm, trading the food they grow for other supplies. By night, he dreams of being a musician. But with his world destroyed, music remains a frivolous dream.
That is, until he meets Flame. Convicted of drug dealing, Flame has become a part of the bi-annual Shoot to Kill hunting season. He has a dark past and people want him dead. Yet he has a strong determination to live and shares James' musical dream. James and Flame join forces, traveling first to New York and then to London, in spite of the numerous obstacles in their path and the shadow of death hanging over them. Will they be strong enough to escape it and find their dreams together?
Sometimes the Cowboy Falls
by BL Dayhoff
60 pages / 16900 words
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Blake knows two things: riding bulls and sleeping around. So when he runs afoul of a nasty bull and is laid up in the hospital, he finds his life turned on its side. The accident leaves him tangled up inside -- physically and emotionally.
Jack, his new boyfriend, is there for him during his recuperation, but it's his demanding physical therapist, Ivan, who stars in his dreams. As Blake struggles to get back on his feet and rebuild his new life, he realizes he's fallen in more than one way -- and he wonders if Ivan is interested in wrangling a stubborn cowboy.
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A Hard Man is Good to Find
by Kiernan Kelly
Chaos is an uneducated stripper who knows that life deals guys like him a rotten hand. The old bump-and-grind gets decidedly bumpier when he meets RJ at a bachelor party, and finds the only things being stripped away are his heart's carefully erected defenses.
Releasing 4/29/15 - Available Pre-Order: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4382
Lock and Key
by T. Strange
After meeting Terry at a motorcycle show, Gavin is sure he’s found the man of his dreams. While he’s fantasized about BDSM for years, Gavin has never had a play partner and Terry is happy to teach him. After playing together for a few months, Terry has to leave on a business trip. Terry gives Gavin the key to his apartment so Gavin can sleep in, but Gavin isn’t sure he’s ready for that level of commitment. While he likes and trusts Terry—and loves the kinky sex they have together—Gavin has to decide which he can’t give up: Terry, or his freedom. Part one was originally published as Boots and Leather by Torquere Press.
Releasing 4/29/15 - Available Pre-Order: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4383
by Sean Michael
Jonathon and Benny get on the bus separately, but are clearly together as Benny wears a tattoo on his neck that is the exact match for Jonathon’s scarring. What follows are six short stories that each explore a different tale of why they got on the bus and where they go from there.
Originally published in the Bus Stories anthology.
Releasing 5/6/15 - Available Pre-Order: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4385
Bits of Magic
by Angela Benedetti
There's magic in the world, and its hiding in plain sight. Your friends, your neighbors, the guy who runs your favorite restaurant -- any of them could be more than they seem. A man trick-or-treating with his son finds the courage to go after what he wants when he confiscates and eats some unwrapped candy. A park ranger who's afraid of outing himself in public is reminded that his lover will -- and can -- protect him, no matter what. An apprentice mage learns that his master never forgets when he has a lesson to finish, and will always come for him when he gets himself lost in magic. And a boy from a mage-gifted family learns that life isn't over just because the gift has passed him by. Return to the world of Hidden Magic.
Releasing 5/6/15 - Available Pre-Order: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4384
Mythologically Torqued Anthology Volume 1
edited by Deelylah Mullin with stories by Leigh Ellwood, L.J. Hamlin, Eva Lefoy, V.L. Locey, Jacey Mills, Alisha Monroe, Shiloh Saddler, Alyx Shaw, T. Strange, Delilah Storm, Carol Tierney, Angelique Voisen, Max Wilde, Salome Wilde, and Logan Zachary
Eros finds his soul mate in the arms of a demigod friend in L.J. Hamlin’s In Love with Zeus’ Son. In Shiloh Sadler’s Clipped Wings, two men on a plantation find love under the most unusual circumstances in 1842 Missouri. V.L. Locey’s Back to the Garden, Pan hits up Woodstock with the sun god Apollo—sex, drugs, and rock and roll take on a whole new meaning. In Brísingamen, Carol Tierney offers us the story of a magical necklace, and the payment goddess Freyja delivered to four dwarven sisters for it’s creation. Delphinos, by T. Strange, is a modern-age retelling of Dionysus’ creation of dolphins. In Angelique Voison’s version of the Japanese Moon Princess myth, Reiko is tasked with bringing the Emperor’s future bride, the fabled Moon Princess to court, and complications arise when Reiko falls head over heels for Kaguya. Charged with ensuring Sisyphus fails, Hercules is conflicted by his feelings for the former ruler in Angelique Voison’s How Hercules Got His Bruise. In Leah Ellwood’s Styx and Stone, Ferrying souls across the Styx is a lonely business, but Charon doesn’t mind—newly arrived Stone is more than willing to keep him company. No one believes in the Greek gods anymore, and Apollo is in a rut, Ganymede—cupbearer to the gods— tries to get Apollo to see what’s in front of him in Jacey Mills’ Another Night at the End of the World. Salome Wilde's Eternal Grind offers a corporate take on Christian Hell, populated with horned and hoofed demons inspired by medieval monks' fertile imaginations, which follows a pair of lesbian demon baristas, determined to find their own happily-ever-after. In the distant past, Ero was the god of desire, but in present day, he looks for love with Psy—a peerlessly gorgeous mortal man—and needs to keep a secret, in Alisha Monroe’s The Myth of Ero and Psy. Bound by chains and defenseless, Thor is being held captive by Garrick, a young man also forced to service until demands are met in Logan Zachary’s Bound by Desire. Together, attraction ignites between Thor and Garrick—can love grow if it is bound by desire? In Delilah Storm’s The Golden Balls, true love’s kiss is powerful, and Jasper’s sexuality awakens—will Anur be able to keep Jasper in this sleepy little kingdom? A spurned lover, mythical horse, and a public official walk into a pub—murder, mayhem, and everlasting love result in Alyx Shaw’s The Kelpie.
Releasing 5/13/15 - Available Pre-Order: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4387
Light in Endless Darkness
by Huston Piner
Kevin Reeves enrolls in a night course and meets the sexy Dominic Pierce, an independent, blind emo. A mutual attraction quickly develops into a full-blown romance and after a violent confrontation with his father, Kevin moves in with him. But he soon discovers that far from protecting Dominic like he thought, members of the neighborhood gang think Dominic is a monster and are terrified of him. Meanwhile, someone from Kevin's past begins blackmailing him for sex, leaving him humiliated, feeling guilty, and suffering from nightmares that cast Dominic as a bloodthirsty monster. Worried that Dominic will dump him if he finds out, Kevin struggles to keep his blackmail a secret. But Dominic has dark secrets of his own. He has a job he won't discuss that keeps him away from sunup to sunset and he makes secret nightly excursions after he thinks Kevin has fallen asleep. Can Kevin get away from his blackmailer? Will he find out what Dominic does all day and where he sneaks out to every night? And can their love survive when he finally uncovers the truth?
Releasing 5/13/15 - Available Pre-Order: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4386