Excellence in Romantic Fiction

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Dark Trilogy




Kim Crosley just had to know who owned the Chrysler Touring car stopping at his street corner every night. Burgling the gent’s house seemed the best way to do it…until he gets caught.

Christopher “Kit” Laurence is a retired soccer champ, a near-recluse since a sports injury ended his career. Discovering a rent boy going through his belongings brings an intriguing disruption into his life as well as a relationship he isn’t certain he wants.

Though Kit gladly helps Kim extract himself from street life, the young hustler wants more. He’s determined to get beyond the wall Kit has built around himself. It’s a struggle of wills and attraction with each man’s own personal demons getting in the way. And then there are those mysterious “trips” Kit makes, gone for days with no explanation…

M/M Gay Contemporary Romance



Streetwise boy Kim Crosley thinks Kit Laurence cares for him but he can’t be certain. Half the time the ex-soccer champ acts like a Pygmalion, attempting to turn the sow’s ear who’s a rent boy into a silk purse of a gentleman. Other times, little glimpses of true affection gleam through his puzzling attitude.

Kim’s determined to break down the wall and force the real Kit to emerge. In the meantime, he’s contending with chauffeur Devlin’s scornful attitude as he attempts to prove he’s not simply an opportunist interested in his benefactor’s money.

A devastating illness offers Kim a way to show once and for all how he feels…if it works…if both he and Kit survive.




Recovering from major surgery saving soccer champ Kit Laurence’s life, former rent boy Kim Crosley faces more hurdles in his struggle to establish a relationship with his benefactor. He knows Kit cares for him so why is he still being held at arm’s-length?

When a threat emerges in the form of Angel, Kim’s former pimp, whatever Kit feels for Kim will definitely be put to the test. Wanting revenge for Kit’s taking away one of his best “boys,” Angel’s ready for blackmail and possible murder if he doesn’t get what he thinks he’s owed, and he doesn’t care which man is his victim…

Dragon : Smuggler Tales



After battling mutants on the other side of the galaxy and saving the young Prince’s life Sillow is rewarded with the rank of palace courtier.

Deciding the dubious honor is more a punishment than a reward he steals back his Dragon ship and escapes off world once again.
Tracking down the Herkulun warrior Brok, he makes his old partner a proposition, six months as smugglers to make the money they both so desperately need. Reluctantly the Herkulun agrees and so begins a whole new series of adventures that sees the ill matched and happless duo trapped in a subterranean hive of giant insects, framed for the theft of a priceless work of art and lost inside a supernatural nebula where angelic creatures dictate reality.

Who knew the pursuit of wealth would be so difficult?

Nebraska: Vengeance From Eden




In the little Texas border town of Rosarita, saloon owner Race Jago is killed by a stranger who has just ridden into town. Arrested and tried for the crime, Luke Brennan refuses to give a motive or defend himself. Because there were twenty-seven witnesses, the judge has no choice but to sentence him to hang.

While Brennan awaits execution, deputy Kipling Wakefield tries to convince his prisoner to tell him the reason he shot Jago in cold blood. Finally, in the late night hours before his sentence is to be carried out, Brennan reluctantly tells Kip his story…of a man's love for his wife, a father's desire for revenge, of a hatred destroying two lives…the story of a man who believes there is nothing left for him to do but die, and learns, almost too late, there is always something to live for.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October Releases!




Heart Of Fire Book 2 in the Heart Series by Crystal Crichlow:

Charlotte is shocked to learn about her family history, and what she learns will have her fighting for her life and her heart.

Ace must make a choice between love and loyalty. One could mean his salvation. The other? His end.

As they both try to unravel the secrets of Fort Nelson and its shady Mayor, more secrets are revealed, and every stone they turn over is picked up and thrown in their faces.


A native of Barbados, Crystal Crichlow is an award winning and best-selling author who developed a passion for writing at the age of nine. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada and spends her time writing and reading YA fiction, reviewing indie books, obsessing about movies and T.V shows while working as a part-time dental assistant. She has a soft spot for anything related to Greek mythology or zombies. Red velvet cupcakes are her kryptonite.
You can find out more about Crystal by visiting her official author website: crystalcrichlow.weebly.com



A Bit Of The Dark World by Toni V. Sweeney:

When Lisa Chambers awakes in Temple General Hospital, she’s injured, widowed, and pregnant and her nightmares are just beginning. Frightening dreams of her dead husband, her baby, and grotesque creatures following a man with burning eyes spiral into wide-awake scenes even more sinister.

Daniel Walker is Lisa’s surgeon, a part-Native American whose people believed in a monstrous creature living in the waters off the Georgia coast. Drexl Von Dorff is the wealthy recluse who pulled her from the burning car, a man living on land once owned by Daniel’s ancestors. They’re bitter enemies and don’t care who knows it.

The two men are paying the new widow too much attention. Each wants her for himself, but the worse fact is…Lisa knows she shouldn’t but she can’t seem to stop herself from being interested in both…

Toni V. Sweeney has lived 30 years in the South, a score in the Middle West, and a decade on the Pacific Coast and now she’s trying for her second 30 on the Great Plains.
An accomplished artist as well as writer, she has a degree in Fine Art and a diploma in Graphic Art and produces book videos when she isn't writing. Since the publication of her first novel in 1989, Toni divides her time between writing SF/Fantasy under her own name and romances often set in the South under her pseudonym Icy Snow Blackstone.
In March, 2013, she became publicity manager for Class Act Books (US) and also Double Dragon Publishing (Canada). She reviews books for TwoLips Reviews and is also on the review staff of the New York Journal of Books. She recently had her 27th book published and has six more scheduled for release in 2013.
More on Toni can be found at The ToniVersehttp://www.tonivsweeney.com/

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September Releases!



Tammy Wilde came to Ireland seeking escape from memories of the accident ending her career, her abandonment by her celebrity-seeking husband, and a series of haunting dreams, only to fall in love with a man sharing her unfaithful ex’s name.



Padraic Shea is gentle, understanding, and helps her forget her pain as he introduces her to the beauty and mystery of the Irish countryside.



When he tells her the tale of the Irish Lady's Spanish Lover, the ghost which haunts his family, Tammy recognizes the legend as the story in her dreams. Soon, she and Padraic will be threatened by a force surviving centuries, as her presence awakens the spectre who rises not only to claim the woman he loves, but to kill the last living relative of the man who cursed him.


About the Author:

Icy Snow Blackstone was born in 1802, in northern Georgia where her father, the Reverend John Blackstone, was prominent in local politics. Two hundred and five years later, her great-great-great-great-granddaughter began using her name as a pseudonym for her romance novels.
The present Icy Snow Blackstone lives far from her Southern roots in Lancaster County, Nebraska, where she continues to write romances generally set in the South.  Her seventh novel  will be released in April, 2013, by Class Act Books.

Icy Snow shares a website with her alter ego Toni V. Sweeney at http://www.tonivsweeney.com/

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Adam Chance, a divorced, world weary PI has his life shaken up when his son goes missing in mysterious circumstances.

Yet what begins as a missing person investigation soon turns into an exploration of the supernatural as Chance finds himself lost in a world of the undead, demons and modern day sorcerers.

With the help of the mysterious Professor Zal-Al-Raad and his manservant Omar, Chance sets out to confront the shadowy figure behind it all, a dark Sorcerer who hides behind the mask of public benefactor. Recreating an ancient ceremony and using Chance’s son as a sacrifice he plans to resurrect Balec, an ancient Babylonian god, something that will give him ultimate power.

Yet as they set out for the Sorcerer’s secluded mansion they realize their enemy is more powerful than they’d imagined, protected by dark magic and a horde of un-dead.

And they only have until midnight to stop him.


CLASS ACT BOOKS

About the author:

James Austin McCormick is a college lecturer from England who enjoys all types of speculative fiction; science fiction, horror and fantasy especially and often tries to blend these elements together in his own writing. He is also a particular fan of classic Gothic and Victorian horror tales and is currently in the process of writing updated versions of these with a science fiction spin.
James is the author of a horror novella “Sundown,” published in Deathgrip 3: It Came from the Cinema (Hellbound Publishing 2005) as well as several shorter works in publications such as Tales of the Talisman, Jupiter SF, Thirteen Stories, Trunk Stories and Ethereal Tales. Science Fiction Continuum also published a series of his tales from 2004 until 2006. He has also just had a fantasy short “Tommy and the Trolls” published by Horror LCC in their anthology, Strangely Funny, which came out in August of this year.
James lives in Manchester with his wife and two daughters, no pets as everyone suffers with allergies.

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A supernatural horror thriller that showcases how, when working as a team, a town sheriff and three young boys manage to overcome a world-threatening evil.



About the author:
I'm a forty-six year old father of two who loves anything horror related.  By day, I work for a family-owned construction and management company. By night, I churn out frightening horror fiction.
I've had well over 300 publications so far. I've written seven anthologies, one book of novellas, and edited an anthology of Michigan authors. I'm also a guest author each year at Memphis Junior High School, and am currently working on my fifth novel, a Cthulhu-based anthology, and more short stories than I care to admit. 
Visit my webpage at: many-midnights.webs.com

Friday, August 15, 2014

August releases!

In an isolated cabin in the woods of Montana, village outsider Wooly Jacoby secretly witnesses the brutal murder of Calvin Lampert. Come the spring thaw, Hugh Winslow’s two dogs drag a body from the river. The remains are a bit questionable, but it is indeed Wooly Jacoby, last seen in mid-November.

A search of Wooly’s shack reveals hundreds of discarded library books and several old newspaper clippings about various federal grants to the local town leaders—but no hint of Calvin Lampert.

With the help of Hugh, his family, and his two Malamutes, Sheriff Beatrice follows a trail of blackmail, adultery, and questionable official behavior to find the connection between the two killings.

R. W. Weiss


After teaching English for 35 years, Mr. Weiss became a ski lift operator, short order cook, greens keeper, and questionable ranch hand in Montana.  He spends his time writing, painting, and composing.  He has three children, eight grandchildren, and lives with his wife of 40 years.


Bert, 4F and gimpy, desires June, the married woman down the hall in his rooming house in 1943. Her husband is away at war and missing in action. Bert works as a clerk in the town butcher shop. In the depths of this emotional poverty, a red, hot blonde steps into his life with an offer he can’t refuse. Gracie, the grandniece of Bert’s landlady, is pregnant with her married supervisor’s child. She needs someone to save her reputation. He marries Gracie.

As Bert comes home after work his first night married, he finds that June and Gracie are co-workers and friends at the textile mill in town. Bert decides he has to find a way to love them both.

Bob Young

Bob has been writing his whole career except for the last ten years when he settled into customer service roles for a variety of companies. He answered an inner voice to return to storytelling and begged his way into a writers group. It was there that his short stories were diagnosed as novels waiting to be born.

He is fascinated by the generation just ahead of his own who weren’t old enough to go to war but tried to make contributions at home.

He reports that writing ‘When Love Shaped Us’ has been a very satisfying experience. The extended length has allowed him to describe a small town and the changes that begin to push it into a new era as well as to tell the story of Chaz and Irene.

Bob has written some plays in the past, some of which have been produced in workshop settings. His four children are the prototypes for his action-oriented, adventurous heroes. And his relationship with his wife, Shari, is the deep resource he accesses to describe love between two people in good times and bad.




What happens when the girl of your dreams is also the man from your waking life?

Federation agent Gabriel Marsh finds himself asking just that question when he’s teamed with Aleksandr Karanov, who’s pretty as a picture and deadly as a cobra. Lexei’s also a variant, a mutant able to change sex at will, something coming in handy on his many assignments. Marsh has some definite adjusting to do where his new partner’s concerned—both morally and emotionally. His association with Lexei is ambivalent at best, prejudicial at worst, and the way he’s beginning to feel about Deirdre, Lexei’s Other Self, doesn’t bear thinking about.

Deirdre is shy and gentle, not the type of woman a ruthless Federation killer should fall for…but that’s exactly what happens.

Toni V. Sweeney

Toni V. Sweeney has lived 30 years in the South, a score in the Middle West, and a decade on the Pacific Coast and now she’s trying for her second 30 on the Great Plains.

An accomplished artist as well as writer, she has a degree in Fine Art and a diploma in Graphic Art and produces book videos when she isn't writing. Since the publication of her first novel in 1989, Toni divides her time between writing SF/Fantasy under her own name and romances often set in the South under her pseudonym Icy Snow Blackstone.

In March, 2013, she became publicity manager for Class Act Books (US) and also Double Dragon Publishing (Canada). She reviews books for TwoLips Reviews and is also on the review staff of the New York Journal of Books. She recently had her 27th book published and has six more scheduled for release in 2013.
More on Toni can be found at The ToniVersehttp://www.tonivsweeney.com/

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July Releases



After catching and witnessing the execution of Zitika’s first serial killer, the Needler, Detective Marc Keller begins to suffer from constant nightmares. A few weeks shy of his early retirement, he is asked to investigate the mysterious death of a young boy, Tom Brody, whose body was found unscathed in a primary school classroom.

The case, however, turns out to be more than it seems when Tom Brody awakens from his slumber to reveal to Marc that the Needler has returned. Marc must now investigate the case that will push him between the realm of reality and fantasy, ultimately leading him to the dark truth behind the Needler’s execution.



About the Author:
R.M. Mzale has always been a fan of writing, and started out by writing poetry and songs for local artists. After getting accepted into the Honours programme for International Relations at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, he decided to get out of his comfort zone and write his first novella, The Case of Marc Keller.

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A mysterious Lupine race, the Krall, descend on Avlan, destroying the historical peace between two kingdoms. Only one force stands in their way, the Synn warriors. Tashir is the last to fall, dying beneath the sword of the Krall prince himself.



Yet death fails to claim the young warrior. He wakes in a far off land, thousands of miles across the sea, an undead filled with a dark magic which grants him inhuman powers.

With no recollection of what happened or the fate of his people, his thoughts return to his homeland.

The odyssey back sees him battling demons, vampyres, elementals, sorcerers and ghouls.

As he finally confronts the Krall Prince he realises they have all been victims, merely pawns of malign and otherworldly powers. Tashir, the last Synn, must now prepare for his greatest battle of all, one with an ancient god itself.



About the Author:


James Austin McCormick is a college lecturer from England who enjoys all types of speculative fiction; science fiction, horror and fantasy especially and often tries to blend these elements together in his own writing. He is also a particular fan of classic Gothic and Victorian horror tales and is currently in the process of writing updated versions of these with a science fiction spin.

James is the author of a horror novella “Sundown,” published in Deathgrip 3: It Came from the Cinema (Hellbound Publishing 2005) as well as several shorter works in publications such as Tales of the Talisman, Jupiter SF, Thirteen Stories, Trunk Stories and Ethereal Tales. Science Fiction Continuum also published a series of his tales from 2004 until 2006. He has also just had a fantasy short “Tommy and the Trolls” published by Horror LCC in their anthology, Strangely Funny, which came out in August of this year.

James lives in Manchester with his wife and two daughters, no pets as everyone suffers with allergies.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June Release - Tuesday's Child by Icy Snow Blackstone

Grace McAllister has neither seen nor heard from her father since her mother left him twenty years before. Now Benjamin Troup McAllister is dead and Grace returns to Temple, Georgia for the reading of his will. She’s in for more than the culture shock of a small Southern town, however, for not only does she inherit nothing, but her father’s will denies his paternity. Enlisting the help of childhood friend Mayfield Donovan, Grace attempts to find her real father.

The bully of her earliest years, May’s grown into a handsome stranger possessing a startling sensuality, wooing Grace while he helps her question her mother’s old friends, as well as her father's enemies, of which there are quite a few. As they sift through the facts of Miriam McAllister's life and the men who loved her, they uncover a tale of revenge, deception, and murder, and discover a truth neither wants to believe or accept.



About the Author:

Icy Snow Blackstone was born in 1802, in northern Georgia where her father, the Reverend John Blackstone, was prominent in local politics. Two hundred and five years later, her great-great-great-great-granddaughter began using her name as a pseudonym for her romance novels.

The present Icy Snow Blackstone lives far from her Southern roots in Lancaster County, Nebraska, where she continues to write romances generally set in the South. Her seventh novel will be released in April, 2013, by Class Act Books.

Icy Snow shares a website with her alter ego Toni V. Sweeney at http://www.tonivsweeney.com/

Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Releases!!




Harmonic Differential
Genre: Science Fiction
Time Period: Present/Past/Future


“I may have made many trips to the future, to the past and points all over the galaxy, but I cannot remember any of them…”

This is how the journey of Andros, an astrophysicist professor at Berkley, CA begins. He is driven mad by dreams of whirling lights he cannot explain. These dreams lead him to build a ship capable of travel to the future, the past and alternate universes. The only problem is, once he returns, he cannot remember the journey. To overcome this, he uses a video camera attached to his head to record his adventures.

Andros awakes thinking it all was a dream, until a mysterious package arrives in the mail.

About the author:
Kenneth Gordon

I grew up in Milford, NH and enjoyed writing ever since my high school English teacher gave us time to write in our daily journal. I wrote stories based on the game I was playing at the time, “Bard’s Tale” and used to narrate in my mind what was happening as I went to my next class.

I took creative writing in college and had many different assignments including a short story final. After college, I wrote many short stories, even some fan fiction. Had once started another novel. I find inspiration in all kinds of places. Once I get an idea, it is off and running. I live in NH with my wife and two cats. I play PC games, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, sing and hold a brown belt in Kung Fu.

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Book title: The Birthday Gift
Genre: Romance
Time Period: Contemporary

Deeply wounded by their pasts, Rose and Hoyt learn to give love, first to a parentless child, then after a wildfire threatens their lives, to each other.

But the Fates aren’t done with them yet.

Circumstances force them apart, challenging each to sacrifice their dearest possession and risk everything to follow their hearts. It’s up to the child they adore to show them the path to love, a tall order for someone less than a year old.

About the author:


Cassandra Barnes

Writing is a creative outlet for me, and I find inspiration everywhere. Although words sometimes flow for me, I usually have to rewrite everything several times before it all comes together to my satisfaction. I alternate between handwritten pages and filling a blank PC screen. My perfectionist ways frequently lead to writer’s block! When that happens, all I can do is take a break. Once the pressure is off, the words I need eventually appear.

I was a Certified Public Accountant in my first career. As a volunteer, I've been a literacy tutor, mentored other writers, and raised money for animal welfare. Other than books, a few of my favorite things are animals, flowers, food, music, metaphysics, and science.

I grew up in a rural Washington town in the fifties. In the 70s, I lived a year in Teheran, and later visited Rome, Athens, Alexandria, and Beijing. Since then I’ve lived on the Oregon coast, in the Arizona deserts, and now make my home on a mountain top in California. I’ve been happy and sad, employed and unemployed, healthy and unwell, married and unmarried, creative and dull. Best of all, I have loved and been loved by good guys and bad boys, and that’s what keeps my world turning.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Releases!

As democracy is swept away by a powerful Corporate League, a small section of society hold onto the libertarian dream, establishing an independent colony on Mars. Yet their time is running out. A solar storm, “Sunfall,” is about to strike, powerful enough to wipe out every last one of them.

Their only hope is Sana, a young, idealistic scientist and creator of a terra-forming device capable of giving Mars its own protective shield. With just days before the storm hits, she teams up with a two bit smuggler, Zac, who, for the right price, agrees to get her to Mars.

The League, however, have their own sinister plans for the red planet and unleash their Raijin, a near invulnerable hybrid super-assassin, to hunt down and kill them.

As the chase continues only Zak’s ingenuity and flying skills can keep them alive, but for how long?


About the author:

James Austin McCormick is a college lecturer from England who enjoys all types of speculative fiction; science fiction, horror and fantasy especially and often tries to blend these elements together in his own writing. He is also a particular fan of classic Gothic and Victorian horror tales and is currently in the process of writing updated version of these with a science fiction spin.

James is the author of a horror novella “Sundown,” published in Deathgrip 3: It Came from the Cinema (Hellbound Publishing 2005) as well as several shorter works in publications such as Tales of the Talisman, Jupiter SF, Thirteen Stories, Trunk Stories and Ethereal Tales. Science Fiction Continuum also published a series of his tales from 2004 until 2006. He has also just had a fantasy short “Tommy and the Trolls” published by Horror LCC in their anthology, Strangely Funny which came out in August of this year.

James lives in Manchester with his wife and two daughters, no pets as everyone suffers with allergies.

CLASS ACT BOOKS

Young Adult Science Fiction


Against her parents’ wishes, spoiled teenager Jenny Halpin’s doting uncle gives her a space cruise as a graduation gift. Unfortunately, before Jenny can enjoy much of the voyage, the ship collides with a meteor shower and her escape pod is separated from the others. Landing on an uninhabited world are Jenny and her pod-mates…three little poodles. They’re not just any poodles, however. They’re the telepathic Royal Family of Canaris and they seem to think Jenny’s now their servant, existing just to protect and serve them…

Dredging up all the lessons in school she ignored or slept through, Jenny now must take charge. Soon she’s up to her neck in native dogs, pirate salamanders, and newborn pups…

Robinson Crusoe had it easy!

About the author:

Toni V. Sweeney has lived 30 years in the South, a score in the Middle West, and a decade on the Pacific Coast and now she’s trying for her second 30 on the Great Plains.
An accomplished artist as well as writer, she has a degree in Fine Art and a diploma in Graphic Art and produces book videos when she isn't writing. Since the publication of her first novel in 1989, Toni divides her time between writing SF/Fantasy under her own name and romances often set in the South under her pseudonym Icy Snow Blackstone.
In March, 2013, she became publicity manager for Class Act Books (US) and also Double Dragon Publishing (Canada). She reviews books for TwoLips Reviews and is also on the review staff of the New York Journal of Books. She recently had her 27th book published and has six more scheduled for release in 2013.
More on Toni can be found at The ToniVersehttp://www.tonivsweeney.com/