Dreamspinner Press Introduces:
Three authors new to our house for the month of September.
Dean Ocean lives in Southern Idaho where his day job has him training dogs in advanced obedience and competitive sports. He lives with five very strange dogs and a one-eyed cat named Hawkeye. Burdened with an over-active imagination, Dean began writing and telling stories at an early age, and studying creative writing at the University of Idaho was a natural extension of that. Dean grew up a tough farm kid on the family farm and at local rodeos. He suffers from an inescapable Peter Pan complex and a love for the outdoors. When not writing or training dogs, he can be found hiking in the mountains and foothills around his home.
We’ve proudly released Holbrook Academy this month!
Holbrook Academy by Dean Ocean
Growing up is hard. Growing up in a society that silences anyone different is next to impossible. In 1925, the quiet, artistic Paul Blakely is turning seventeen and still hasn’t figured out what he wants to do with his life. His childhood at the prestigious Holbrook Academy is drawing to an end. Together with his friends Freddie and Emmett, he struggles to fly under the radar of schoolyard bullies who target them because they don’t fit in. Paul coasts through life a constant observer, never taking part—until he meets William Coleridge II.
Bold, good-looking, reckless Will is the only son of a hero from the Great War. In other words, he’s everything Paul is not, so when he tries to make friends, Paul is suspicious… but Paul can’t hold out against Will’s charm forever. As they grow closer, Paul finds himself discovering who he is, what he stands for, the meaning of friendship, and the true power of love. Knowing Will helps Paul answer questions about himself he didn’t know how to ask, but can he trust his heart to someone so impulsive?
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children, all named after saints, and five non-pedigreed cats, all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox Players. Her husband of 20 years has been told by many that “he has the patience of Job”, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.
Mia focus her stories on the emotional growth of troubled men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of “tortured heroes” (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980′s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safe-keeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.
Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.
Contact Mia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re proud to release Beggars & Choosers tomorrow!
Beggars and Choosers by Mia Kerick
After a hard life filled with experiences he’d rather not remember but can’t forget, Brett Taylor decides he doesn’t need anyone or anything. He gets a job at a bar in a nothing little town where he can fish and race dirt bikes and hide from the world. So naturally as he’s walking across the parking lot at his new job, reminding himself how self-reliant he is, he meets someone he can’t shove aside.
Brett can’t help but admire Cory Butana, the kid who lives above the bar where his father is the principal bartender. Unwanted by either parent, the sweet, personable Cory grew up neglected and hungry for affection. Now he’s determined to make something of his life, even if he has to work himself ragged to do it.
Cory shouldn’t have to suffer like Brett did, and Brett wants to lend a hand. But when their relationship evolves into something Brett isn’t ready to need, he reacts… and the consequences may destroy their fledgling future. With scars like theirs, forgiveness is never easy.
Born in Upstate New York, Brita Addams has made her home in the sultry south for many years. Brita’s home is a happy place, where she lives with her real-life hero, her husband, and a fat cat named Stormee. All their children are grown.
She writes, for the most part, erotic historical romance, both het and m/m, which is an ideal fit, given her love of British and American history. Setting the tone for each historical is important. To do that, in part, Brita incorporates archaic English in dialogue, which reviewers and readers seem to love. Many of her historicals, as well as contemporaries, have appeared on category bestseller lists at various online e-tailers.
Brita and her husband love to travel, particularly taking cruises and long car trips. A couple of years ago they completed a Civil War battlefield tour, and have visited many sites involved in the American Revolutionary War.
A bit of trivia – Brita pronounces her name, B-Rita, like the woman’s name, and oddly, not like the famous water filter.
Though internet gremlins recently gobbled her website, she loves visitors to her blog. Readers can find Brita Addams at any of the following places.
We proudly released For Men Like Us this week!
For Men Like Us by Brita Addams
After Preston Meacham’s lover dies trying to lend him aid at Salamanca, hopelessness becomes his only way of life. Despite his best efforts at starting again, he has no pride left, which leads him to sell himself for a pittance at a molly house. The mindless sex affords him his only respite from the horrors he witnessed.
The Napoleonic War left Benedict Wilmot haunted by the acts he was forced to commit and the torture he endured at the hands of a superior, a man who used the threat of a gruesome death to force Ben to do his bidding. Even sleep gives Ben no reprieve, for he can’t escape the destruction he caused.
When their paths cross, Ben feels an overwhelming need to protect Preston from his dangerous profession. As he explains, “The streets are dangerous for men like us.”
Length: Novella | Genre: Timeless Dreams, Historical – Europe | Buy as eBook