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Apr 13: New Releases, Anniversary Celebration (Sale and Raffle!), and More!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Seventh!

LT3 is celebrating our seventh anniversary! This year, we’re giving you 25% off all books (ebooks, paperbacks, and an additional 25% off already discounted preorder pricing!) in the LT3 Book Market, and we’re also bringing back our ever-popular raffle with new and exciting prizes!

For every book you buy in the LT3 Book Market during the month of April, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win one the following fantastic prizes, including:

  1. Grand Prize: A story written to your prompt by Megan Derr
  2. First Place Prize: One of Two Kindle Fire Tablets
  3. Second Place Prize: One of Two $25 LT3 Gift Certificates

For full details, visit our anniversary post! Thank you for seven years! :D

New this week!

Blank Space Creation Debt Growing Up

Check out this week's amazing LGBTQA releases, including:
  • Blank Space by Francis Gideon: After a reunion concert for their favourite band, Curtis and Adrian reminisce about the things that kept them together before they met their wives and had kids. When Adrian's conversation  turns sexual, Curtis isn't quite sure how to proceed. Curtis and his wife have always gone by the rule of look, but don't touch, so talking, he figures, is okay… (Gay/Bisexual/Poly, Contemporary)
  • Creation Debt by Lore Graham: In his fight for android rights, Derek liberates a group of androids working off their creation debt at a hospital. One of those androids is 141, who is reluctant to leave the facility. A delay in their escape traps them on a decrepit spaceship for a week with only each other for company and a divide created by assumptions and wariness—but also an undeniable curiosity. (Trans/Genderqueer, Science Fiction)
  • Growing Up by Tricia Sol: With the pressures of coming out to his conservative parents and a mean ex, Kelly Alston would rather not grow up at all. He hadn't factored in his sexy, former physics teacher from high school, though. Now that Kelly is back home, being an adult looks like it might have some perks… (Gay, Contemporary)

Coming next week!

Fall Tantalus

On April 20, LT3 is pleased to offer you the intriguing paranormal Fall by Michelle Chow and the action-packed sci-fi Tantalus by Albert Nothlit!

Tip! You can save 34% on all titles preordered at LT3, and also accrue reward points that you can use to save on future orders (earn $0.05 per $1.00 spent)! (34% preorder sale is active only during the month of April, as part of LT3's Seventh Anniversary Celebration!)

Sharing the Season – Closes 4/30!

New Call! Heart of Steel

LT3's holiday collection, Sharing the Season, closes on April 30, 2016! Get your LGBTQA holiday romances in before the end of the month! Click here for full details. Check out LT3's latest anthology call: Heart of Steel! We're looking for your best knight-themed stories. This call is open through September 30, and full details are here!

 
 

LT3 is Seven Years Old!

Friday, April 1st, 2016

LT3 is celebrating our seventh anniversary! This year, we’re giving you 25% off all books (ebooks, paperbacks, and an additional 25% off already discounted preorder pricing!) in the LT3 Book Market, and we’re also bringing back our ever-popular raffle with new and exciting prizes!

For every book you buy in the LT3 Book Market during the month of April, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win one the following fantastic prizes, including:

  1. Grand Prize: A story written to your prompt by Megan Derr
  2. First Place Prize:One of Two Kindle Fire Tablets
  3. Second Place Prize:One of Two $25 LT3 Gift Certificates

Grand Prize details: Story will be at least 40,000 words in length and will be delivered within a year (by April 30, 2017). Story prompt should follow these guidelines:

  • Story should be able to be written in 40,000 words; characters and plot should not be painstakingly detailed. Names and descriptions of the main characters can be provided.
  • Prompt cannot request to be set in an existing world or feature existing characters (author reserves right to set the story in an existing world if she desires).
  • Any genre and orientations/gender identities can be requested (fantasy MFF with trans and genderqueer characters is a go, for example).
  • Prompt cannot request rape, abuse, BDSM, or slavery (explicit content can be requested).

First and second place prizes are pretty self-explanatory, but if you have any questions on any of the prizes, ask away!

Raffle details: Each individual book you purchase enters you into the raffle. Free books are excluded as raffle entries and box sets and bundles count as a single entry. Winners will be contacted through the email address associated with their LT3 Book Market account* and will have 72 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is selected. The Kindle Fire HD will be shipped directly from Amazon.com. Contest is open to all domestic and international customers. For full contest terms and conditions, click here.

Mar 30: Dark Magic, Circus Mechs, and Many Last Chances!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

New This Week!

Skeletons in the Closet It’s no secret that Riley used to practice dark magic, but he gave it up gladly when he fell in love with Landon. But Riley has spent the last year trying to shield Landon from just how dark his past really was, desperate to keep him safe and hold on to their fragile relationship.

Then Dyami, Riley’s old partner, returns to town and threatens to kill them both if Riley doesn’t return to his old ways…

Circus Games Nessie is overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs to be done to manage the Mecha Mania business she now owns with her father. Balancing accounts, stopping Operators from fighting, and ordering parts keeps her busy—so busy, in fact, that she keeps pushing Joy away. As frustrations build, the distance widens, and what could be slowly starts to move closer to what might have been.

Coming Next Week

Deathscape Fitting In

On April 6, LT3 is pleased to offer you the spooky paranormal story Deathscape by Adrian J. Smith and the sweet contemporary romance Fitting In by Sandra Bard!

Tip! You can save 15% on all titles preordered at LT3, and also accrue reward points that you can use to save on future orders (earn $0.05 per $1.00 spent)!

Want to know what else LT3 is unleashing on the world in 2016? Visit our Coming Soon page for a complete listing of all books available for preorder!

LAST CHANCE! PAPERBACK SALE AND END OF LIFE


LT3's Clear-it-Out paperback sale will end tomorrow, 3/31! Drop by to pick up select paperbacks for 50% off! Check out our paperback selection here!

LT3's End of Life sale on a (comparatively) huge number of titles  is ending tomorrow, after which these books will no longer be available! Click here for the full list.

Odds & Ends

  • LT3's Fairytales Slashed: Volume 7 anthology call ends on Mar 31! Get your LGBTQIA fairy tale romances in before the end of the month!
  • LT3's Goodreads Giveaways for our April 2016 releases is now live! Drop by and leave a comment for your chance to win!
  • Be sure to stop by on Friday, April 1 to check out LT3's Seventh Anniversary Shenanigans!

Dec 2: Holiday Celebration, New Releases, and More

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

LT3 Holiday Celebration!

LT3 is running our yearly holiday celebration with a month-long sale and our ever-popular raffle, in which you could win one of two Kindle Fires plus a bundle of holiday stories or LT3 Book Market money! For full details, click here!

Other News

» End of Life! Fairytales Slashed: Volume 3 reaches its end of life at the end of December! Pick up your copy today for just $3.05 (after our usual 40% end of life discount plus the 15% off Holiday Celebration sale). Volume 3 contains five gay romances by Megan Derr, Mara Ismine, Remington Ward, and A.R. Jarvis.

» Goodreads Giveaways are live! Make sure you drop by the LT3 Goodreads Group to leave a comment on any of our December giveaway threads for your chance to win!

Divide by Two

Now available! Divide by Two by Sandra Bard

Izaak Van Tassel is finally ready to move on, leaving his post as Commander of CS-1320 with his new lover Vincent. Even if he’s not entirely confident of Vincent’s feelings. His only consolation is that his right hand man and trusted friend Tarn will be accompanying him, as well as Tarn’s partner Calvin.

Then an accident in space divides the part of four, stranding Izaak and Calvin on a crippled ship, and Tarn is left to deal with the difficult Vincent…

» 82,000 words
» Gay, Sci-Fi, The Divide Universe
» $6.99

For Promise Yet Unbroken

Now available! For Promise Yet Unbroken by Tygati

Jeremey has been an unrepentant troublemaker since the day he learned to walk, with no intention of slowing down—until the day tragedy struck.

Now a young man, Jeremey seeks to make amends for his wild youth and fulfill an unspoken promise he once made years ago to the people of Noman. All he needs is a dragon and a chance to prove himself, which is easier said than done in the face of a crashed spaceship, hostile aliens, a deadly plague, and interstellar war.

Still, if there’s anyone up to the task, it’s Jeremey Jasper, troublemaker extraordinaire.

» 60,000 words
» Gay, Sci-Fi, No Man’s Land
» $6.99

From Lies

Now available! From Lies by Ann Anderson

Rafe is on the cusp of legally being an adult, which will finally allow him to pull himself and his sisters free of their mother’s clutches. Unfortunately, freedom also entails breaking the law by way of starting his own business under a fake name, and playing a role he fears he’ll never escape.

When Rafe meets with one of his primary buyers, he is made an offer too good to refuse—and refuses it, not willing to take an offer that would hurt people relying on him and the goods he provides. The lost opportunity and the constant despair of the role he must play compels him to confess all to a beautiful, compassionate stranger at a ball.

But the man he is so helplessly drawn to is instead captivated by Rafe’s sister, and Rafe wonders if he’ll always live his life trapped and watching everything he wants slip away…

» 17,000 words
» Gay, Fantasy, New Beginnings
» $3.99

Dragon Consultant

Save 15%! Dragon Consultant by Mell Eight

The FAA has been struggling with dragons attacking their planes, and hire Dane, a supernatural consultant, to look into the matter. What Dane finds in the woods is not quite the problem he expected: a group of dragon kits and their sick father.

When he learns the real reason the family was in the woods, his case only grows more dangerous, and while Dane is plenty experienced at watching his own back, taking care of baby dragons and their handsome, distracting father almost makes danger look easy.

»30,000 words
»Gay romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
»#1 of Supernatural Consultants

»$4.99

Reindeer Games

Save 15%! Reindeer Games by Kenzie Cade

Dashing von Stride has one thing on his mind: winning the window display contest for the Miracle on Main Christmas Contest. His plans are set and ready—and then he walks into his toy store, Reindeer Games, to find a sleigh that shouldn’t be there. The mystery sleigh sparks a new plan, however, and now all Dash needs is the perfect Santa to model his display after.

This year, the pranks with his reindeer have gotten out of hand. Instead of preparing for the Big Day, Niklaus Kringle is hunting for his missing sleigh. Locating it should have been easy, but games easily won are seldom worth playing…

» 22,000 words
» Gay romance, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
» $3.99

The Good Guys

Save 15%! The Good Guys by Francis Gideon

When Oliver meets a really cute elf while out Live Action Role Playing, he thinks he’s found the Sam to his Frodo. He tries to find out more about Oakenshire the Elf, but comes up with nothing. When summer vacation forces the LARPing group to take a break, Oliver throws himself into his upcoming play, where he is one of the main leads. There he meets a new person to captivate his attention: Avery.

She’s smart, funny, and into all the same things that Oliver is into, even LARPing. As their friendship progresses, Oliver begins to notice the similarities the young woman has to Oakenshire the Elf. It could be his final chance to see his elf again—or another case of mistaken identity that will leave Oliver fumbling with pronouns, excuses, and hurt feelings.

» 18,000 words
» Contemporary, Genderqueer, Bisexual
» $3.99

Sand Raiders
Sand Raiders
TS Porter
December 16

Maika is the right hand and occasional lover of the notorious sand raider known only as the Dust Rider. When they raid a caravan he expects the usual bounty of food and gunpowder. He does not expect Dani, the soft, beautiful, stubborn gardener delivering plants to a prince’s pleasure garden, but he’s happy to take both plants and man back to the sand raider’s home.

Snow White and the Seventh Bodyguard
Snow White and the Seventh Bodyguard
Stephanie Rabig
December 16

Makana, known to the world as singer Snow White, is enjoying the resurgence of xyr popularity after a Youtube single brought xyr back into the public eye. But not all the attention xe gets is good, and xe reluctantly hires a bodyguard. Patrick Cortez seems like the perfect person for the job. But he’s also sweet, funny, and twenty-one years xyr junior. At least the press is having a good time.

Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas
Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas
A.V. Sanders
December 16

Reid, an American shark research scientist, is in Perth, Australia working to develop a mobile app that may revolutionize shark safety practices. But even the company of his boyfriend, Graham, isn’t enough to stave off homesickness as Christmas approaches, and a missing shark and Graham’s struggling business seem set to ruin the holiday for good.

Beauty & Cruelty
Beauty & Cruelty
Meredith Katz
December 23

Cruelty, once an evil fairy and now working in fast food, comes home one day to find the lazy, drooling King of Cats on her doorstep. Worse, he comes bearing news Cruelty would be happier not hearing: Sleeping Beauty has gotten tired of lying around and is trying to save the world Cruelty left long ago. Any respectable Archetype knows it’s a waste of time, but since nobody sent her an invitation to the world-saving, she’s practically obligated to interfere.

Mercurial Shifts
Mercurial Shifts
Elena Alexandrescu
December 23

Kazimir is used to getting his way and has the resources to ensure it. Even getting cleared of arson and murder charges is just another day at the office for a man who has always lived at the top of organized crime. Then he’s betrayed by one of the few he counted a friend and handed over to a supplier gang out for revenge. But he also wakes up to his old tattoo artist, a man he hasn’t seen in eighteen years but who hasn’t aged a day…

The Werewolf of Grey Lake Inn
The Werewolf of Grey Lake Inn
Megan Derr
December 23

Astor is tired—tired of his family and the way they never listen to him and tired of being in love with his agent, Tennyson, who after one night made it clear he wanted to keep things professional. Thankfully, his latest book is about a notorious inn and a haunting he suspects has more to do with real werewolves than fake ghosts. It will be so distracting he’ll finally be able to get over Tennyson. Except when he arrives it’s to find that Tennyson is already there…

Dion's Redemption
Dion’s Redemption
J.D. Walker
December 30

Twenty years ago, eighteen-year-old Dion Doukas did unthinkable things to protect his brother Dimitry, who was born with Down Syndrome. Today, he’s still haunted by those choices. The owner of a low-rent apartment building, Dion spends most of his days dealing with delinquent tenants, drug addicts and less than stellar employees. Then he runs into Nolan Flannigan.

No Normal For Us
No Normal For Us
Alessandra Ebulu
December 30

Raquel is the daughter of a popular don, and a member of the Blanchard mob. Secrets, lies, and evasions are a way of life. Ogaga is a killer for hire, beautiful and deadly. Secrets, lies, and murder are a way to stay alive. Neither expects the attraction between them to turn into something they can’t live without—but to do that they each have to tell the truth about who they are, and risk destroying the fragile, normal life they’d been building.

Dragonspire
Dragonspire
Talya Andor
January 6

In the wake of his grandfather’s death and the unexpected contents of his will, Gideon abandons his career, cuts ties with his family, and heads overseas. He settles for a time in Myanmar, and when he ventures into the jungle, he expects wildlife and possibly men with guns if he’s unlucky. Instead, he meets a princess who sweeps him off to another world, claiming that Gideon is the only one who can help her slay the terrible black dragon threatening her people…

The Invisibles
The Invisibles
Francis Gideon
January 6

Mike meets Johnny during the first week of high school just as 9/11 happens. When they can’t deal with what’s occurring in real life, they boys skip class together and bond over comic books and movies. When Mike realizes that Johnny has his own “secret identity” like the superheroes he loves, the two become even closer. But in order for Johnny to truly open up about being gay, Mike has to figure out what’s why being invisible is the best superpower there is.

Ashes on a Distant Wind
Ashes on a Distant Wind
Yolande Kleinn
January 13

Before the Vrete came to Earth, Donovan Riggs was a man of faith. By the time they were gone, he’d left that part of himself behind for good. In the aftermath of a war nobody won, humans live in a world they destroyed to keep it for themselves. With Beau Greer, a young medic who stumbled into his life and then refused to leave, Riggs travels dangerous roads between long-dead cities. Scavenging doesn’t offer much of a future, but Riggs will do anything to protect what’s his.

California Skies
California Skies
Kayla Bashe
January 13

Bandits came looking for the legendary emeralds belonging to Maggie’s family, killing her older brother and scarring her face. She can’t change the past, but finding the jewels will help her injured sister recover. In need of reliable muscle, she goes to an old friend of her brother’s: tough-as-nails nonbinary bounty hunter California Talbot.

Dangerous Territory
Dangerous Territory
Cari Z.
January 13

With his father barely in the ground and his sister married to a scheming bastard, Carter is on the verge of losing the family ranch. His only chance at holding onto his inheritance is to get his cattle to market before his brother-in-law. That means braving Mason Canyon, which on top of being snake-infested and easily flooded, is also shifter territory. His only hope of making it is to trust the shifter who’s agreed to help him, and pray that Rani won’t double-cross him.

Horsefeathers
Horsefeathers
Caitlin Ricci
January 13

Justin was sent to get a mare, and is helpless to explain to his unhappy boss why he came back with an untouchable gray stallion instead, but there’s just something about the horse that wouldn’t let him leave it behind. Of course, because an angry boss and a horse they don’t need isn’t enough, the horse goes missing—leaving a strange man in his place, a man who speaks in riddles and seems crazy, but he’s also just as hard to refuse as the stallion…

The Persephone Star
The Persephone Star
Jamie Sullivan
January 13

As Post Mistress of Fortuna, Penelope Moser knows everything about everyone. It’s a job she takes seriously, no matter how unsettling the messages are—but even she is frightened by rumors that The Persephone Star has been spotted nearby. That means Mirage Currier is out of prison and coming to settle up with the man who put her in jail: Cullen Wiley, Sheriff of Fortuna and Penelope’s fiancé. The worst comes to pass when Penelope is kidnapped—or so she thinks.

Desert Journey
Desert Journey
Stephanie Rabig
January 20

Kynn arrives on Penal Colony 37 to write a report about conditions at the prison. The trip comes with the bonus of seeing his sister, Mireille. But when two inmates escape and take Mireille with them, fleeing to the unexplored territory outside town, Kynn joins the small rescue party. He expects a rough time of it: sleeping in tents, avoiding wild animals, eating bad food. What he doesn’t expect are the feelings that develop between him and the expedition leader, Amir.

For All the Gold in the Vault
For All the Gold in the Vault
Jasmine Gower
January 20

Arturo is on the run for murder. He was creeping by undetected until he was snagged by Ezekiel Estridge, a sinister man who has need of Arturo’s talents as a thief to steal back a collection of inventions. Arturo isn’t the hardened criminal his wanted posters claim, but the payment is enough to pay off the price on his own head, so he agrees to the job. But theft is easier said than done, and the growing attraction between him and his strange employer doesn’t help matters.

One More Ride
One More Ride
J. Hepburn
January 20

Amanda runs the only hotel in a young settlement town in Australia. When bush-rangers hold the hotel at gunpoint and ride off with the contents of the safe, it’s an insult she can’t let slide. Set on vengeance, Amanda swallows her pride and seeks help from the two men she parted ways with long ago. But the past stirred by their company is hard to ignore, and Amanda struggles with the deadly fight in front of them and the old desires she thought she left behind.

The Warrior, the Healer, and the Thief
The Warrior, the Healer, and the Thief
Diana Jean
January 20

Chastity ‘Chase’ Temple isn’t fond of domesticity or permanence. She’s an expert on survival and is less than pleased when she’s called back to Independence to lead a wagon train to Oregon Territory. She expects it to be a difficult journey. She doesn’t expect Mara and Ari. All three prefer to walk alone, but if they’re going to survive legendary beasts and powerful magic of the unforgiving west, they’ll have to learn that there’s strength in numbers.

Three Sheep to the Wind
Three Sheep to the Wind
J.L. Kindle
January 20

The Banner Brothers are trouble—aggravating, infuriating, distracting trouble. Rich has his hands full taking care of his own sheep; he doesn’t need the added frustration of the way their llamas can’t stay on their side of the fence. Every time Rich starts to get a leg up, something else goes wrong, and the Banners are always there to bear witness. The only thing worse than them always being around would be if they ever catch on to the fact he doesn’t want them to go.

Transformation
Transformation
Leona Carver
January 27

Katja Olesk wakes at the end of the ship’s journey to discover that a park laborer had died, seemingly of old age after a lifetime in the park they are transporting to terraform their new world. Consumed by rage and paranoia, Katja loses her status on the ship. Two years later she is exiled to Yuri Gagarin, a tiny colony, and demoted to simple gardening. There she enlists the aid of Des, a boisterous terraformer, to continue the research she’s no longer allowed to do…

A Fairy's Gift
A Fairy’s Gift
H.R. Harrison
January 27

Fairies are creatures of great and powerful magic. Many use it for Good, others for personal gain—and some fairies want nothing more than for people to suffer. What could be more devastating than stripping away something that shapes the very core of a person’s identity? What better way to punish a kingdom than to remove its only heir? Yes, a cruel fairy could do much by changing the body of a lone prince. Except she didn’t anticipate the prince was actually a princess all along…

Yes, Chef
Yes, Chef
Alex Cohen
January 27

Nothing is more important to Diego than his kitchen. He’s dedicated to his job running one of the top restaurants in town and doesn’t have time for relationships. Then the boss brings in Ben. He’s young, hot, and not nearly as unlikeable as Diego wishes. But between the distance of age and the old wounds both men are still nursing, it may be easier if Diego gives up on making something other than his kitchen the center of his world.

She's With Me
She’s With Me
Vanessa Cardui
February 3

It’s a fact that Izzy likes men. Meeka’s rule is never crush on straight friends. But a single fact isn’t the whole picture, and sometimes rules get broken. On a night out drinking, the two friends stumble into territory that breaks all the unwritten rules, and Izzy learns that ‘likes men’ doesn’t keep her from enjoying the rush of giving Meeka orders—and Meeka will do anything to keep her attention.

Spark of Thought
Spark of Thought
Lucie Lukacovicová
February 3

In the midst of the steampunk era, the City of Prague is at the heart of the Holy Inquisition, which is determined to wipe out the witches endangering the world. A young scientist accused of witchcraft comes to the attention of Ignatius, the High Inquisitor. An unexpected attraction complicates an already dangerous situation, and Ignatius will have to choose between the life he’s always led or the warlock he shouldn’t love…

Dragon Deception
Dragon Deception
Mell Eight
February 10

A life full of children and mysteries to solve doesn’t leave much time for relaxation or each other, something Lumie wants to help fix for Dane and Mercury by arranging a picnic. But life rarely cooperates, and Dane knows it’s only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose. Hell turns out to be someone using Quicksilver’s name to destroy buildings, but there’s no way to tell whether the enemy is an impostor or a trap—and only one way to find out…

Tournament of Losers
Tournament of Losers
Megan Derr
February 10

All Rath wants is a quiet life. Unfortunately, his father brings him too much trouble for that to be possible. When the local crime lord tells Rath he has three days to pay his father’s latest, huge debt, Rath’s only choice is to enter the Tournament of Losers, where peasants compete for the chance to marry into the noble and royal houses. The stipend competitors are given is enough to cover his father’s debt. All he has to do is win the first few rounds, collect his stipend, and then it’s back to trying to live a quiet life…

Music of Love
Music of Love
Diana Sheridan
February 17

The worst thing a teacher can do is fall in love with a student, but knowing that isn’t always enough to prevent such feelings. But even though his music student, Chance, is old enough, there’s still the matter of his being straight and an age gap of seventeen years. Whatever his feelings, Daniel may have to concede that sometimes love simply isn’t meant to be…

Ravenhearth
Ravenhearth
Lotus Oakes
February 17

In a world covered by a deadly miasma, humans survive by way of the protection of powerful mages known as Keepers. In the town of Ravenhearth, the Keeper requests a companion from the village every ten years. What happens to them after those ten years, no one knows, for none has ever returned. Ash is a young orphan who dreams of learning magic. When the newest request for a companion arrives, he volunteers. But when he arrives, he finds a place nothing like the fearful whispers shared around the village…

Homesick at Space Camp
Homesick at Space Camp
Francis Gideon
February 24

The planet Zaffre is known for two things: blue sand deserts and being number one in robot mechanics and AI software development. Eastyn Ptolemy patrols Zaffre’s main loading docks during the night shifts, listening to the local radio station where DJ Milo does all-night requests. After many nights spent with Milo on the phone, Eastyn realizes he is Milo Struthers, former guitarist of the band Lightning Years. Only now, after a bad accident, Milo has been reduced to a sophisticated AI that runs the radio station, struggling for a proper body and autonomy…

King of Diamonds
King of Diamonds
K.M. Penemue
February 24

Rhen makes his living two ways: performing card tricks for passing crowds, and thievery. Every four years, Vis-a-Vis, a four day festival, celebrates life and happiness, where all classes can be equal behind their masks. It’s a prime opportunity for thieves, but Rhen’s plans change when Lelan, his former lover, says they need to talk. Though still feeling bitter with Lelan for leaving him, Rhen agrees, because if there’s one thing he’s good at, it’s playing the odds.

July 8: OutWrite Festival, Giveaways, and New Releases

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Check out LT3’s News for July 8, 2015:

» Event! LT3 will be selling books at OutWrite Festival in Washington D.C. Most events, including book sales, will take place on Saturday, August 1 (with a few other events on Thursday and Friday). We hope to see you there!

» Giveaways You still have several days left to enter LT3’s Goodreads Giveaways for this month’s releases! Drop by and leave a comment to enter (with a bonus entry if you’ve added the book to your GR shelves)!

A Boy Called Cin

Now available! A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde

On the search for a cup of coffee before the guest lecture he’s giving, Tom spies a tired, half-frozen young man who looks even more in need of coffee than him. On impulse, he buys the man a cup—but an attempt to strike up conversation ends in the young man walking off, seemingly put off by Tom Walford—the tabloids’ favourite billionaire—buying him coffee. But when he reappears in Tom’s lecture, all Tom knows is that he doesn’t want the man slipping away a second time.

Agreeing to dinner with a man he only knows from internet gossip columns isn’t the wisest decision Cin’s ever made, but he wants to like the infamous Tom Walford and he can’t do that if he doesn’t give the man a fair chance to be likeable. Which he is, almost frustratingly so, to the point Cin wishes maybe he hadn’t been so fair because he never had any intention of getting attached to Tom, who seems to come from a world far too different from his own for anything between them to last. Little does Cin know, they’ve got a lot more in common than he imagines—including their shared discomfort with their assigned genders, and all the complications that go with it.

» 53,000 words
» Trans, Genderqueer, Bisexual, Contemporary
» $5.99

Love Games

Now available! Love Games by Eden Scott

Technology-challenged historian Regis is on a mission of mercy: his miserably pregnant cousin, Penny, needs a diversion and the only thing that will satisfy is the latest version of a video game, Dead Knights at Castle Kill.

When Regis braves the aisles of a video game retailer, he’s swept off his feet by Mars, the tall, dark, and gorgeous salesclerk who works there. But there’s very little chance that such a savvy gamer would ever notice a man who can barely use his computer.

Deciding the obvious solution is to fake it, Regis enlists the aid of his cousin to convince Mars he’s a high-level gamer. The plan works perfectly right up until Mars invites him to a prestigious gaming conference, where even Regis’s high IQ isn’t enough to fake his way through dozens of real gamers—and will definitely cost him the man he’s been lying to the whole time.

» 15,000 words
» Gay, Contemporary
» $2.99

Risk It All

Save 15%! Risk It All by Megan Derr

Kipling doesn’t regret murdering his Alpha. Anything is better than continuing to live as a roughskin, subjected to brutal pit fights and abuse day after day. But constantly running for his life, always looking over his shoulder, and having nowhere to call home isn’t much better.

When he finds an abandoned cabin in the mountains, it seems the ideal place to hide until his pack gives up the search. All he needs is supplies, and a quick trip into town should take care of that. Instead of supplies, however, he encounters Tori, who seems like everything Kipling has ever wanted—and far too good to be true.

And if Tori’s not a trap then he, and his beautiful dragons, are just one more obstacle to be taken down by Kipling’s pack.

» 24,000 words
» Gay, Paranormal, Dance with the Devil
» $3.99

The Long Journey Home

Save 15%! The Long Journey Home by Cassandra Pierce

For eighteen years, Wren has lived in isolation with his guardians, Grum and Krulch, in the heart of a deep, peaceful forest. His life is tranquil except for the doubts that torment him: why does he look so different from his parents, and how did two male ogres manage to birth a small, pale creature like Wren?

Everything changes when he accidentally wanders too far from home and comes upon an entire village of people who look like him. One in particular, a scribe’s apprentice named Valerus, is simply the most beautiful being Wren has ever seen.

His elation soon turns to fear when the people of the village tell Wren he is one of their own and must remain with them—abandoning the ogres who raised him. Though he would love to stay with Valerus and build a new life, he doesn’t want to do it at the expense of the life that made him. But if he wants to enjoy a promising future, he’ll have to find a way to unravel his mysterious past.

» 13,000 words
» Gay, Fantasy
» $2.99

Playing the Lines
Playing the Lines
J. Colby
July 22

Photographer Elliot is near the top of his field and loves his work, even if it means putting up with models like Cory: beautiful, egotistical, and aggravating. Then a photoshoot in Norway shows there’s more to Cory than Elliot thought, and he agrees to dinner despite himself. But even if he’s not completely a brat, it’s well known Cory prefers to play rather than settle. And Elliot isn’t interested in being anyone’s toy…

Unscripted: Act I
Unscripted: Act I
Rosie Aikman
July 22

Life as a waiter doesn’t leave much room for excitement. Finn Phelps finds his in Hot Blood, a primetime cop drama, and the actor who stars in it: Ethan Teller, beautiful, skilled, and shrouded in mystery. Then an act of kindness results in Ethan falling right into his lap, and it seems like a dream come true. But as he comes to know the real Ethan, it starts to feel like maybe he should have been more careful what he wished for…

Penn's Woodland
Penn’s Woodland
David Connor
July 29

Years ago, Penn’s lover was attacked in the woods, and most think Penn is to blame—including Penn. Ever since, he’s been a prisoner in his home and his mind. When architect Ewan Parish arrives to construct a secure, enclosed walkway through the woods, Penn is surprised, suspicious, and also fearful. Ewan finds himself intrigued by Penn and his beautiful artwork. Determined to free Penn, Ewan sets out to unravel the mystery that resulted in Penn’s imprisonment…

The Homecoming
The Homecoming
J. Scott Coatsworth
July 29

When his world is destroyed, Aldiss and his crew barely manage to escape. What was meant to be an exploratory trip back to the home world turns into a mad dash for survival. When they awaken from stasis on Earth, which was abandoned by humanity five centuries before, they must quickly learn about their new home. While exploring the region around the ship, Aldiss meets Hari, a shape-changer, whose people harbor secrets that might cost the crew their lives…

Lovely, Dark and Deep
Lovely, Dark and Deep
(Anthology)
August 5

Wolves, fairies, ghosts, monsters, lost campers, witches… Fiction is rife with tales of what happens to travelers who ignore warnings and venture deep into dark and mysterious woods… and occasionally about what comes out of them. This anthology contains LGBTQIA romances by Alice Brix, Althea Claire Duffy, Barbara Geiger, C.J. Munoz, Charles Yoite, Elizabeth Gray, Hope Medina, Jamie Sullivan, Khrista Coyner, Lucy Kemnitzer, Michael Schutz-Ryan, Odile Mab, P. Talbot, and Stephanie Rabig.

Renewal
Renewal
Leona Carver
August 5

Sterling is broke and tired of living in a cramped city. A temp job surveying an old forest seems like the perfect break. Then he hallucinates an encounter with a fawn who wants him to complete an arcane ritual. Combined with a partner who suddenly needs his help with some mysterious, deadly problem, a boss accusing him of sabotage, and a dying forest, Sterling isn’t certain what’s real, what’s madness, or which is worse.

Bloodguilty
Bloodguilty
K.M. Penemue
August 12

When Casimir reaches Brightgate, he isn’t sure what to expect from the City of Monsters. He doesn’t anticipate being attacked mere moments after arriving—or that he’d be rescued by Mikki, the city’s rough-edged guardian angel. He gets another unpleasant surprise in the form of ex-lover Jared, who instead of talking responds with violence, dead-set on exacting vengeance for the events that drove them apart…

More Than Words
More Than Words
T.T. Kove
August 12

Alex has had about all he can take. All he has to do is clean out his locker, take his stuff home, and then he can bring it all to an end. But then a random jerk crashes into him, sends his belongings scattering across the floor, and Alex is helped unexpectedly by Andreas. Unexpected because Andreas is friends with the school bullies, who are no small part of the misery that has driven Alex to the breaking point…

Being Cosmopolitan Demands a Sacrifice
Being Cosmopolitan Demands a Sacrifice
Jamie Brindle
August 19

On holiday in a strange kingdom, Alex finds herself sacrificed to the local sea monster in honor of the prince ascending the throne. This was not mentioned in the brochure. The sea monster, however, is less interested in devouring Alex than he is in what everyone will think if they find out he’s hopelessly in love with another monster. Add in a cat too smart for anyone’s good, and Alex is ready to swear off holidays forever.

Notch in Your Belt
Notch in Your Belt
Kayla Bain-Vrba
August 19

Wyatt’s first album launched him into country music stardom, but now he has to record his second album, and all efforts come up blank. His manager runs out of patience and sends him inspiration: Bryce, who played keys on Wyatt’s tour, and the man that Wyatt is secretly in love with. Bryce has been in love with Wyatt for a long time, but everyone knows he’s a notorious player. Then Wyatt unexpectedly admits his feelings…

Night Spirit: Wings From Limbo
Night Spirit: Wings From Limbo
Robin White
August 26

Raven’s life is a legacy of from bad to worse. Being rescued from Limbo seems like a cause for celebration, but he’s lost five months, still needs to rescue his lovers, and has to learn how to handle his new powers. That’s the bad. Worse is the fact that the Blood Gem makes him a danger to everyone, and Limbo left a parting gift inside him. Whatever happens next, Raven hopes it’s better, because he’s not sure anyone will survive what comes after worse.

Percolation, Poetry, and Passion
Percolation, Poetry, and Passion
A.V. Sanders
August 26

Beckett works at a coffee shop to make ends meet while attending university. He’s done it long enough he’s good at it—and can avoid the tedium by spinning sexy daydreams of things that will never happen. Daydreams that soon include Simon, the hot older freelance writer who stops in one day. But then Simon becomes a regular, and daydreams start to seem like they could be something far more tangible—if reality doesn’t get in the way first.

Inked Souls
Inked Souls
T.T. Kove
September 2

Kian thought being dragged along while his friend got a tattoo would be a waste of time. Then he meets Silver, a handsome tattoo artist who provokes all sort of x-rated thoughts. More intriguing, Silver’s been waiting for a chance to get to know Kian. A relationship wasn’t what Kian was expecting, but he’s not opposed. But the beginning of a relationship is the easy part—especially when the danger of disease and infection enter the picture.

Slaying Dragons
Slaying Dragons
Sasha L. Miller
September 2

Devi has had it with mages. All she wants to do her job slaying the mystical beasts that plague the country. She doesn’t have time to spare for pandering to the fussy mages she keeps getting stuck with as partners. Unfortunately, her last mage was also a noble with clout, and Devi has the feeling her days as a Combatant are numbered. However, instead of termination, she winds up with a new partner: Noeme, who is competent, friendly, distractingly attractive—and far too good to be true.

The Possession of Eugene Lawrence Davis
The Possession of Eugene Lawrence Davis
E.E. Ottoman
September 2

At the beginning of the Great Depression Eugene Lawrence Davis returns to his family’s ranch to set his father’s affairs in order, but something is woken when he returns, and Lawrence finds himself hunted and eventually overcome by the sinister presence. Salvation comes at the eleventh hour in the form of a stranger who claims he can rid Lawrence of the demon threatening to possess him—but in exchange he wants Lawrence for himself.

Plato for Plumbers
Plato for Plumbers
Francis Gideon
September 9

The week before an important philosophy conference, Kenneth is struggling to finish both the last chapter of his book and the paper he’s writing for the event. His efforts are thwarted by a leaky faucet—and his life as a whole is turned upside down by the plumber who shows up to fix it.

Until There Was You
Until There Was You
J.J. Bamber
September 9

The morning after their tenth anniversary, Nathanial wakes up to find his lover, Adam, is gone, their finances are in ruin, and he’s about to lose the house. Overwhelmed and at a loss, he takes his son Bailey and returns to his childhood home—the home he left ten years ago after his relationship with Adam was discovered. With his present in shambles, the future uncertain, and nowhere else to go, Nathaniel has to face his past and hope that something can be built from the wreckage.

Servants of the Living Forest
Servants of the Living Forest
Brandon L. Summers
September 15

Cameron and Jocelyn have been together for eight months, and when Jocelyn suggests a camping trip as their first big outing together Cameron can’t bring herself to say no. When they arrive, all seems better than they could have hoped. The locals are friendly, the area is beautiful, the only odd bits are old blood stains on the floor of the cabin and the strange mark that seems to pop up everywhere, and that’s easily ignored in favor of their romantic escape…

Restless Shadows, Waiting Roads
Restless Shadows, Waiting Roads
Yolande Kleinn
September 23

As a child, Caleb was helplessly drawn to the woods behind his family’s house—a deep forest that became a friend, a sharer of secrets, even a protector. On the night Caleb was stranded by a blizzard, a mysterious figure saved his life and kept him from harm. But then his family moved away, and Caleb set the mysterious stranger aside as a figment of his imagination. Now, fifteen years later, Caleb returns to the woods he left behind and encounters a familiar face…

Witches and Wolves
Witches and Wolves
Kelly D. Smith
September 23

Life in the woods is usually fairly quiet—until late one night when Tory opens the door to find an unfamiliar wolf who promptly curls up in her bed. Long used to wolves, Tory lets her be, and has no complaints at all when the morning reveals the wolf to be a beautiful woman. New to being a wolf, out in the woods to learn control and get more comfortable with her new life, Gee eagerly accepts when Tory offers to help her—and she doesn’t seem opposed to any other offers Tory might make…

In the Hours of Darkness
In the Hours of Darkness
Tygati
September 30

On the frontier planet No Man’s Land, Sheriff Charlie Colcord upholds the law and protects the people of Deadwood Gulch. His job is difficult and often dangerous due to the vicious native creatures which inhabit the plains and mountains of Noman, but Charlie and his riders have one advantage: dragons. But the dragons come with their own difficulties in the way of a secret known only to a few. Charlie is a man used to keeping secrets, and it’s not the dragons’ secret that keeps him up at night…

Storytime
Storytime
K. Lynn
September 30

Since the death of his partner, sci-fi writer James Murphy has lived a quiet, secluded life. At the urging of his agent, he makes an effort to rejoin society. His first step is volunteering for a weekly storytime at the local library. The decision seems like a good one when he meets the children’s librarian, David. Bright and engaging, David manages to make James feel like everything will be okay. But when mutual friendship leads to a budding romance, the move forward could be too much for James…

The Oracle's Sprite
The Oracle’s Sprite
Mell Eight
September 30

At eighteen years of age, Keir became the leader of the army fighting against the usurper king while Princes Edan and Egan led the navy. At his side, willing to help from time to time, was Sprite. A friendly ghost, Sprite likes to keep Keir company and occasionally play tricks on Keir’s sister. When the Oracle demands Keir’s presence, he expects Sprite to travel with him. He doesn’t expect the gale that knocks him overboard and into an adventure that might just kill him.

The High King's Golden Tongue
The High King’s Golden Tongue
Megan Derr
November 4

Prince Allen has trained his entire life, first to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious mother, and for the past few years, to become the new consort of the High King. No one prepared him for the stubborn, arrogant High King, who declares Allen useless and throws him out of court. High King Sarrica is ruling an empire at war. He’s overwhelmed and needs help, but it must be someone like his late consort: a soldier, someone who understands war. What he doesn’t need is the delicate, pretty politician foisted on him right as everything goes wrong.

Alexey Dyed in Red
Alexey Dyed in Red
A.M. Valenza
November 11

A century has passed since warlock Alexey arrived in Kalinstad, chased across the ocean and dying from fever. His memories lost, he passes his days quietly. Then two Darkrow arrive, sent by the Blue Emperor to unravel a mystery they will not explain. More than Darkrow, they are demons, dangerous and cold, but also beautiful and fascinating. When they offer Alexey a chance to become a Darkrow, he accepts—and his whole world falls apart.

Angels With Clipped Wings
Angels With Clipped Wings
Stephanie Rabig
November 11

Eli is an angel sent on a routine assignment: help prevent a young woman with depression from taking her own life. But he’s received complaints about the way he’s dealt with previous cases, and so this time he has a supervisor, Adam, watching his every move. Then they meet Samantha, the woman they’ve been assigned to help, and even Adam cannot easily say that rules should always be followed.

Could Be a Crowd
Could Be a Crowd
C.J. Munoz
November 11

Nicolas has worked with Pierce almost his whole life, and they’ve come far together, currently Co-CEOs of one of the largest companies in the U.S. As they keep on heading toward bigger dreams, only one fear casts a shadow over Nicolas: Pierce falling in love. Nicolas tells himself it’s for the company, that he can’t let Pierce get sidetracked, so he does his best to make sure it never happens—including keeping the cute interns away. Then Lynn shows up, attractive, eager, practically perfect…

Owner of a Lonely Heart
Owner of a Lonely Heart
Mel Bossa
November 11

Declan spends most of his life trying to forget his violent past, but now that his brother Valens is out of jail his efforts at a quiet existence are about to be turned upside down. On top of that, his best friend Rhys is leaving for Poland—right as Declan was ready to confess his feelings. Overwhelmed, he turns to his friend Felix for support, only to find himself falling for Felix while still being in love with Rhys…

June 17: GC Giveaway; End of Life; New Releases

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Check out LT3’s News for June 17, 2015:

» Giveaway! While LT3’s primary staff is out of the office, the mice have taken over and are giving away LT3 gift cards! To enter, leave a comment on this post between now and when the staff gets back. You’ll have a chance to win one of three $15 gift cards to the LT3 Book Market! Winners will be picked on June 18, so drop by today!

» LT3’s featured author for June 2015 is T.T. Kove! Save 20% on all her titles with coupon code KOVE during the whole month of June!

» End of Life! Three books are reaching their end of life this month, including Busted by Zachary O’Toole and The Trouble with Magic and The Elf, the Cat, and the Human by Sasha L. Miller! You have until June 30, 2015 to pick up your copy, and you can save 40% on the ebook versions between now and then!

» LT3’s primary staff will be out of town from through June 17. We’ll have access to the internet, so we’ll be around to fill paperback orders and answer customer service emails, but replies to your queries may be slow.

A Hard Ride Home

Now available! A Hard Ride Home by Emory Vargas

It’s hard enough returning to his birthplace to replace a dead man as sheriff. The last thing Emmett needs is to find himself smitten with Jesse, the whore he arrests almost immediately upon arrival. Especially since Jesse works for his half-sister and at her thoroughly disreputable saloon.

But being smitten with a whore is only the beginning of Emmett’s troubles. Silver Creek is a town full of secrets and people too terrified to talk. Why does Emmett’s father, the mayor of Silver Creek, have such a strong hold on the town—and on Jesse?

» 50,000 words
» Gay romance, Bisexual romance, Historical
» $5.99

Spring Blossom

Now available! Spring Blossom by Cari Z. and by Caitlin Ricci

Relationships, BDSM, and family are all complicated enough on their own—and almost impossible when they come crashing together unexpectedly. When Danny’s brother sees a bruise that Danny obtained while in a scene with Lucy, she faces judgement from her family and their reactions send her running to Lucy for a safe place to clear her head.

But staying with her girlfriend isn’t the solution to the problem, and if she’s going to untangle the mess that her life has become, Danny first has to start with taking control of herself.

» 40,000 words
» Lesbian romance, Contemporary, Camellia
» $4.99

Storm Driven

Now available! Storm Driven by Ana Reese

Two years ago Shilo’s life was great. Good job, loving husband, great house, and nothing major to worry about. Then his husband vanished without a trace. He still has the job and the house, but no idea why his husband left without even writing a note.

Days before the two year mark of his husband’s disappearance, he’s nearly killed when his house blows up. Before he can make sense of any of it, Shilo is swept up in a deadly stand-off between two powerful factions of the preternatural world he has always ignored—and his husband right in the middle of it.

» 50,000 words
» Gay romance, Urban fantasy
» $5.99

Seventh

Save 15%! Seventh by Rachel White

Hynd leads a lonely life, suffering the lingering effects of a debilitating illness and rejected by most of society because of it. He has spent most of a decade investigating the disappearance of the Seventh Dragoons, content to immerse himself in the frustrating search and the book he is writing about it.

When his sister comes to him about a handsome man eager to meet him, Hynd can scarcely believe his luck, unable to recall the last time somebody wanted to be near him and did not fear or revile him for his illness.

But Julius has come only to see Hynd’s research, hoping to learn what happened to the Seventh and prove that his great-grandfather was not a traitor. And while an assistant in his research is not what Hynd had hoped for, it’s better than nothing. And maybe between the two of them the mystery of the Seventh can at last be put to rest…

» 41,000 words
» Gay romance, Fantasy
» $4.99

Starting Fires

Save 15%! Starting Fires by Lexi Ander

Juan’s budding romance with Magi Gregori is brought to a sudden halt when Stan, Gregori’s childhood friend and former lover, arrives unexpectedly at the ranch. Their romance is threatened completely when Stan makes it clear that he wants Juan gone and is not above using any means necessary to make sure it happens. Caught in the middle, Gregori must choose: the old flame or the promise of a new fire.

» 10,000 words
» Lesbian romance, contemporary
» $2.99

The Peach and the Poppy

Save 15%! The Peach and the Poppy by Caesar J.M. Kauftheil

After an unpleasant breakup with her girlfriend, Poppy goes on a solo trip to Paris. Her first morning out she encounters a beautiful stranger, but it proves to be the only good part of the day. Though she tries to appreciate the beautiful city she’s come to escape in for a time, Poppy can’t help but feel something is lacking.

When her best friend suggests what she needs is a fling to clear away her ex for good, Poppy approaches the beautiful woman from before to be her tour guide for the duration of her vacation, but as the trip draws all too quickly to an end, Poppy realizes that in seeking a cure for heartache, she may instead have just made the problem worse…

» 41,000 words
» Lesbian romance, Contemporary
» $4.99

Coffee Date
Coffee Date
K. Lynn
July 1

Alice is finally happy with her body and her life—except for the part where revealing she’s trans always winds up leaving her hurt and abandoned. Love finds her anyway, in the form of Hank, the new guy at her local coffee shop. He’s sweet, friendly, charming… and will probably turn out like all the rest. Determined not to lose him before she has to, Alice holds fast to her secrets. But if the truth doesn’t ruin everything, the lies will…

Surrounded by Crimson
Surrounded by Crimson
Lexi Ander
July 1

Tristan has agreed to bond with Ushna, but there is still much to do and returning to Tribe Enkidu puts everyone on edge. Tristan is being stalked like prey, all the while fighting depression as he mourns the loss of Nikita, and enduring a battle of wills with the Elder Council over his birthright. The pleading of his adoptive daughter only adds still more stress to the situation…

A Boy Called Cin
A Boy Called Cin
Cecil Wilde
July 8

On the search for a cup of coffee before the guest lecture he’s giving, Tom spies a tired, half-frozen young man who looks even more in need of coffee than him. On impulse, he buys the man a cup—but an attempt to strike up conversation ends in the young man walking off, seemingly put off by Tom Walford—the tabloids’ favourite billionaire—buying him coffee. But when he reappears in Tom’s lecture, all Tom knows is that he doesn’t want the man slipping away a second time.

Love Games
Love Games
Eden Scott
July 8

Technology-challenged Regis is on a mission of mercy: his miserably pregnant cousin, Penny, needs a diversion&8212;a video game. When Regis braves a video game retailer, he’s swept off his feet by Mars, the tall, dark, and gorgeous salesclerk who works there. Convinced he has no chance with a savvy gamer, Regis enlists the aid of his cousin to convince Mars he’s a high-level gamer. The plan works perfectly right up until Mars invites him to a prestigious gaming conference…

Risk It All
Risk It All
Megan Derr
July 15

Kipling doesn’t regret murdering his Alpha; anything was better than being subjected to brutal pit fights and abuse day after day. An abandoned cabin in the mountains seems the ideal place to hide until his pack gives up the search. Then on a quick trip into town for supplies, he encounters Tori, who seems like everything Kipling has ever wanted—and far too good to be true.

The Long Journey Home
The Long Journey Home
Cassandra Pierce
July 15

Wren lives isolation with his parents, Grum and Krulch. His life is tranquil except for the doubts that torment him: why does he look so different from his parents, and how did two male ogres manage to birth a small, pale creature like him? Everything changes when he wanders too far from home and comes upon an entire village of people who look like him. One in particular, Valerus, is the most beautiful being Wren has ever seen…

Playing the Lines
Playing the Lines
J. Colby
July 22

Photographer Elliot is near the top of his field and loves his work, even if it means putting up with models like Cory: beautiful, egotistical, and aggravating. Then a photoshoot in Norway shows there’s more to Cory than Elliot thought, and he agrees to dinner despite himself. But even if he’s not completely a brat, it’s well known Cory prefers to play rather than settle. And Elliot isn’t interested in being anyone’s toy…

Unscripted: Act I
Unscripted: Act I
Rosie Aikman
July 22

Life as a waiter doesn’t leave much room for excitement. Finn Phelps finds his in Hot Blood, a primetime cop drama, and the actor who stars in it: Ethan Teller, beautiful, skilled, and shrouded in mystery. Then an act of kindness results in Ethan falling right into his lap, and it seems like a dream come true. But as he comes to know the real Ethan, it starts to feel like maybe he should have been more careful what he wished for…

Penn's Woodland
Penn’s Woodland
David Connor
July 29

Years ago, Penn’s lover was attacked in the woods, and most think Penn is to blame—including Penn. Ever since, he’s been a prisoner in his home and his mind. When architect Ewan Parish arrives to construct a secure, enclosed walkway through the woods, Penn is surprised, suspicious, and also fearful. Ewan finds himself intrigued by Penn and his beautiful artwork. Determined to free Penn, Ewan sets out to unravel the mystery that resulted in Penn’s imprisonment…

The Homecoming
The Homecoming
J. Scott Coatsworth
July 29

When his world is destroyed, Aldiss and his crew barely manage to escape. What was meant to be an exploratory trip back to the home world turns into a mad dash for survival. When they awaken from stasis on Earth, which was abandoned by humanity five centuries before, they must quickly learn about their new home. While exploring the region around the ship, Aldiss meets Hari, a shape-changer, whose people harbor secrets that might cost the crew their lives…

Lovely, Dark and Deep
Lovely, Dark and Deep
(Anthology)
August 5

Wolves, fairies, ghosts, monsters, lost campers, witches… Fiction is rife with tales of what happens to travelers who ignore warnings and venture deep into dark and mysterious woods… and occasionally about what comes out of them. This anthology contains LGBTQIA romances by Alice Brix, Althea Claire Duffy, Barbara Geiger, C.J. Munoz, Charles Yoite, Elizabeth Gray, Hope Medina, Jamie Sullivan, Khrista Coyner, Lucy Kemnitzer, Michael Schutz-Ryan, Odile Mab, P. Talbot, and Stephanie Rabig.

Renewal
Renewal
Leona Carver
August 5

Sterling is broke and tired of living in a cramped city. A temp job surveying an old forest seems like the perfect break. Then he hallucinates an encounter with a fawn who wants him to complete an arcane ritual. Combined with a partner who suddenly needs his help with some mysterious, deadly problem, a boss accusing him of sabotage, and a dying forest, Sterling isn’t certain what’s real, what’s madness, or which is worse.

Bloodguilty
Bloodguilty
K.M. Penemue
August 12

When Casimir reaches Brightgate, he isn’t sure what to expect from the City of Monsters. He doesn’t anticipate being attacked mere moments after arriving—or that he’d be rescued by Mikki, the city’s rough-edged guardian angel. He gets another unpleasant surprise in the form of ex-lover Jared, who instead of talking responds with violence, dead-set on exacting vengeance for the events that drove them apart…

More Than Words
More Than Words
T.T. Kove
August 12

Alex has had about all he can take. All he has to do is clean out his locker, take his stuff home, and then he can bring it all to an end. But then a random jerk crashes into him, sends his belongings scattering across the floor, and Alex is helped unexpectedly by Andreas. Unexpected because Andreas is friends with the school bullies, who are no small part of the misery that has driven Alex to the breaking point…

Being Cosmopolitan Demands a Sacrifice
Being Cosmopolitan Demands a Sacrifice
Jamie Brindle
August 19

On holiday in a strange kingdom, Alex finds herself sacrificed to the local sea monster in honor of the prince ascending the throne. This was not mentioned in the brochure. The sea monster, however, is less interested in devouring Alex than he is in what everyone will think if they find out he’s hopelessly in love with another monster. Add in a cat too smart for anyone’s good, and Alex is ready to swear off holidays forever.

Notch in Your Belt
Notch in Your Belt
Kayla Bain-Vrba
August 19

Wyatt’s first album launched him into country music stardom, but now he has to record his second album, and all efforts come up blank. His manager runs out of patience and sends him inspiration: Bryce, who played keys on Wyatt’s tour, and the man that Wyatt is secretly in love with. Bryce has been in love with Wyatt for a long time, but everyone knows he’s a notorious player. Then Wyatt unexpectedly admits his feelings…

Night Spirit: Wings From Limbo
Night Spirit: Wings From Limbo
Robin White
August 26

Raven’s life is a legacy of from bad to worse. Being rescued from Limbo seems like a cause for celebration, but he’s lost five months, still needs to rescue his lovers, and has to learn how to handle his new powers. That’s the bad. Worse is the fact that the Blood Gem makes him a danger to everyone, and Limbo left a parting gift inside him. Whatever happens next, Raven hopes it’s better, because he’s not sure anyone will survive what comes after worse.

Percolation, Poetry, and Passion
Percolation, Poetry, and Passion
A.V. Sanders
August 26

Beckett works at a coffee shop to make ends meet while attending university. He’s done it long enough he’s good at it—and can avoid the tedium by spinning sexy daydreams of things that will never happen. Daydreams that soon include Simon, the hot older freelance writer who stops in one day. But then Simon becomes a regular, and daydreams start to seem like they could be something far more tangible—if reality doesn’t get in the way first.

Inked Souls
Inked Souls
T.T. Kove
September 2

Kian thought being dragged along while his friend got a tattoo would be a waste of time. Then he meets Silver, a handsome tattoo artist who provokes all sort of x-rated thoughts. More intriguing, Silver’s been waiting for a chance to get to know Kian. A relationship wasn’t what Kian was expecting, but he’s not opposed. But the beginning of a relationship is the easy part—especially when the danger of disease and infection enter the picture.

Slaying Dragons
Slaying Dragons
Sasha L. Miller
September 2

Devi has had it with mages. All she wants to do her job slaying the mystical beasts that plague the country. She doesn’t have time to spare for pandering to the fussy mages she keeps getting stuck with as partners. Unfortunately, her last mage was also a noble with clout, and Devi has the feeling her days as a Combatant are numbered. However, instead of termination, she winds up with a new partner: Noeme, who is competent, friendly, distractingly attractive—and far too good to be true.

The Possession of Eugene Lawrence Davis
The Possession of Eugene Lawrence Davis
E.E. Ottoman
September 2

At the beginning of the Great Depression Eugene Lawrence Davis returns to his family’s ranch to set his father’s affairs in order, but something is woken when he returns, and Lawrence finds himself hunted and eventually overcome by the sinister presence. Salvation comes at the eleventh hour in the form of a stranger who claims he can rid Lawrence of the demon threatening to possess him—but in exchange he wants Lawrence for himself.

Plato for Plumbers
Plato for Plumbers
Francis Gideon
September 9

The week before an important philosophy conference, Kenneth is struggling to finish both the last chapter of his book and the paper he’s writing for the event. His efforts are thwarted by a leaky faucet—and his life as a whole is turned upside down by the plumber who shows up to fix it.

Until There Was You
Until There Was You
J.J. Bamber
September 9

The morning after their tenth anniversary, Nathanial wakes up to find his lover, Adam, is gone, their finances are in ruin, and he’s about to lose the house. Overwhelmed and at a loss, he takes his son Bailey and returns to his childhood home—the home he left ten years ago after his relationship with Adam was discovered. With his present in shambles, the future uncertain, and nowhere else to go, Nathaniel has to face his past and hope that something can be built from the wreckage.

Ruby Red Booty Shorts and a Louisville Slugger
Ruby Red Booty Shorts and a Louisville Slugger
Lexi Ander
September 16

Eager to escape the shadows of a tragic loss, Diego built a new life with his best friend, Beck. When he finally decided one night to admit that he’s in love with Beck, that new life takes a new, hot, and happy turn. But happiness is easily shattered, as he’s learned all too well, and this time it’s ruined by the arrival of a mysterious package and then men bent on violence…

Servants of the Living Forest
Servants of the Living Forest
Brandon L. Summers
September 15

Cameron and Jocelyn have been together for eight months, and when Jocelyn suggests a camping trip as their first big outing together Cameron can’t bring herself to say no. When they arrive, all seems better than they could have hoped. The locals are friendly, the area is beautiful, the only odd bits are old blood stains on the floor of the cabin and the strange mark that seems to pop up everywhere, and that’s easily ignored in favor of their romantic escape…

Restless Shadows, Waiting Roads
Restless Shadows, Waiting Roads
Yolande Kleinn
September 23

As a child, Caleb was helplessly drawn to the woods behind his family’s house—a deep forest that became a friend, a sharer of secrets, even a protector. On the night Caleb was stranded by a blizzard, a mysterious figure saved his life and kept him from harm. But then his family moved away, and Caleb set the mysterious stranger aside as a figment of his imagination. Now, fifteen years later, Caleb returns to the woods he left behind and encounters a familiar face…

Witches and Wolves
Witches and Wolves
Kelly D. Smith
September 23

Life in the woods is usually fairly quiet—until late one night when Tory opens the door to find an unfamiliar wolf who promptly curls up in her bed. Long used to wolves, Tory lets her be, and has no complaints at all when the morning reveals the wolf to be a beautiful woman. New to being a wolf, out in the woods to learn control and get more comfortable with her new life, Gee eagerly accepts when Tory offers to help her—and she doesn’t seem opposed to any other offers Tory might make…

In the Hours of Darkness
In the Hours of Darkness
Tygati
September 30

On the frontier planet No Man’s Land, Sheriff Charlie Colcord upholds the law and protects the people of Deadwood Gulch. His job is difficult and often dangerous due to the vicious native creatures which inhabit the plains and mountains of Noman, but Charlie and his riders have one advantage: dragons. But the dragons come with their own difficulties in the way of a secret known only to a few. Charlie is a man used to keeping secrets, and it’s not the dragons’ secret that keeps him up at night…

Storytime
Storytime
K. Lynn
September 30

Since the death of his partner, sci-fi writer James Murphy has lived a quiet, secluded life. At the urging of his agent, he makes an effort to rejoin society. His first step is volunteering for a weekly storytime at the local library. The decision seems like a good one when he meets the children’s librarian, David. Bright and engaging, David manages to make James feel like everything will be okay. But when mutual friendship leads to a budding romance, the move forward could be too much for James…

The Oracle's Sprite
The Oracle’s Sprite
Mell Eight
September 30

At eighteen years of age, Keir became the leader of the army fighting against the usurper king while Princes Edan and Egan led the navy. At his side, willing to help from time to time, was Sprite. A friendly ghost, Sprite likes to keep Keir company and occasionally play tricks on Keir’s sister. When the Oracle demands Keir’s presence, he expects Sprite to travel with him. He doesn’t expect the gale that knocks him overboard and into an adventure that might just kill him.

The High King's Golden Tongue
The High King’s Golden Tongue
Megan Derr
November 4

Prince Allen has trained his entire life, first to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious mother, and for the past few years, to become the new consort of the High King. No one prepared him for the stubborn, arrogant High King, who declares Allen useless and throws him out of court. High King Sarrica is ruling an empire at war. He’s overwhelmed and needs help, but it must be someone like his late consort: a soldier, someone who understands war. What he doesn’t need is the delicate, pretty politician foisted on him right as everything goes wrong.

Alexey Dyed in Red
Alexey Dyed in Red
A.M. Valenza
November 11

A century has passed since warlock Alexey arrived in Kalinstad, chased across the ocean and dying from fever. His memories lost, he passes his days quietly. Then two Darkrow arrive, sent by the Blue Emperor to unravel a mystery they will not explain. More than Darkrow, they are demons, dangerous and cold, but also beautiful and fascinating. When they offer Alexey a chance to become a Darkrow, he accepts—and his whole world falls apart.

Angels With Clipped Wings
Angels With Clipped Wings
Stephanie Rabig
November 11

Eli is an angel sent on a routine assignment: help prevent a young woman with depression from taking her own life. But he’s received complaints about the way he’s dealt with previous cases, and so this time he has a supervisor, Adam, watching his every move. Then they meet Samantha, the woman they’ve been assigned to help, and even Adam cannot easily say that rules should always be followed.

Could Be a Crowd
Could Be a Crowd
C.J. Munoz
November 11

Nicolas has worked with Pierce almost his whole life, and they’ve come far together, currently Co-CEOs of one of the largest companies in the U.S. As they keep on heading toward bigger dreams, only one fear casts a shadow over Nicolas: Pierce falling in love. Nicolas tells himself it’s for the company, that he can’t let Pierce get sidetracked, so he does his best to make sure it never happens—including keeping the cute interns away. Then Lynn shows up, attractive, eager, practically perfect…

Owner of a Lonely Heart
Owner of a Lonely Heart
Mel Bossa
November 11

Declan spends most of his life trying to forget his violent past, but now that his brother Valens is out of jail his efforts at a quiet existence are about to be turned upside down. On top of that, his best friend Rhys is leaving for Poland—right as Declan was ready to confess his feelings. Overwhelmed, he turns to his friend Felix for support, only to find himself falling for Felix while still being in love with Rhys…

LT3 News and Updates for April 22, 2015

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Check out LT3’s News for April 22, 2015:

Less Than Three Press turns six years old this month! You have just over a week to take advantage of our sales and raffle! Click the image or click here for full details! All sales and events start at midnight Mountain time (GMT -7), 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time (GMT -5).

 

 

Other News

» LT3’s Solitary Travelers call closes on April 30, 2015!

» Newly listed! We’ve listed two new June releases, Memories by Valentina Heart, a contemporary trans romance out June 3, and Spring Blossoms by Caitlin Ricci and Cari Z., Book 2 of Camellia, a lesbian BDSM romance due out June 17! We’ve also listed our July releases; scroll down for details or click here to check out all our upcoming releases!

Be My Queen

Now available! Be My Queen by RayeAnn Carter

Lavender doesn’t want a man in her life, not if it means exposing that she’s trans. Fortunately, Diego’s only in LA for a week. She can enjoy the attention without him finding out her secret.

Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. Neither is the jealous housemate determined to ruin everything.

» 38,000 words
» Trans romance, contemporary
» $4.99

Playing by the Rules

Save 15%! Playing by the Rules by J. Hepburn

Life aboard a luxury yacht, travelling deep inside safe space, isn’t supposed to be exciting, and it’s one of the main reasons Tori works on board as a beautician and cocktail waitress. Her growing friendship with Annick, another beautician, is a pleasant bonus.

Then the ship is attacked by pirates, the very last thing she needs, but it soon becomes apparent that if they stand any chance of surviving she will have to dredge up the past she’s tried so hard to leave behind.

But even Tori’s unique history can’t help her sort out what to do when she’s caught between the friend she’s falling in love with and the pirate captain she’s seducing…

» 36,000 words
» Lesbian romance, poly, sci-fi
» $4.99

Baby's on Fire
Baby’s on Fire
A.F. Henley
May 6

In 1974 Gerry Faun gets an opportunity to meet gorgeous, openly bisexual, glam-rock idol Mark Devon. Mark’s world is new, exciting, and Gerry finally gets to explore the side of his sexuality that he’s kept hidden. But when Gerry’s father gets wind of what’s going on behind his back, Gerry ends up on the street. Mark offers to let Gerry come along with the tour and Gerry jumps at the chance. Until Mark’s manager decides Gerry isn’t worth the trouble he’s stirring up…
Fairytales Slashed 6
Fairytales Slashed: Volume 6
May 6

Eight tales of the lost, forgotten, ignored, and overlooked, including… The Red Shoes by Angel Propps, True Love by Diana Jean, The Pig Hunt by Sandra Bard, The Dragon of Bellerose Island by Sasha L. Miller, The White Cat by H.R. Harrison, Bad Romance by Remy Jensen, Tommelise by Diana Jean, and The Cursebreaker by Sasha L. Miller.
Keep the Stars Running
Keep the Stars Running
Anthology
May 13

Space is not always filled with adventures and glory. Not everybody goes racing off to battle evil and save the galaxy. Between the rebels, pirates, royals, and spies are the everyday people who work hard just to get by and ensure everyone gets home safe. Less Than Three Press presents a collection of tales about the ordinary folks who keep the stars running.
The Harem Master
The Harem Master
Megan Derr
April 16

Lord Demir has spent his life trying to appease a brutal, selfish king, and keep the concubines under his care alive—and now he is on the verge of losing everything. Crown Prince Ihsan returns to find his home in turmoil and the royal court so full of vipers it’s impossible to say which will strike first. Crown Princess Euren has spent the last five years in hiding so that she could not be used against Ihsan. If she hopes to keep herself and her loved ones alive, she’ll have to learn fast…
Axbridge
Axbridge
Sasha L. Miller
May 20

On the trail of a dangerous, violent mage, Tannis and his partner, Beck, fall into a nasty trap—and it’s Beck who barely survives, losing blood almost faster than Tannis can get her to the nearest village for help. Help proves to be Isani, a curt, mercurial healer who wants nothing to do with Tannis, and even less to do with the mage they’re hunting—a mage Isani knows far too well, and had hoped would never return.

Scarred Souls
Scarred Souls
T.T. Kove
May 20

When Damian stumbles across a young man huddled beneath a tree crying, he’s compelled to give the bloke a place to crash. Josh is used to being alone, and most days it’s easier than trying to deal with people. When Damian takes him in for the night, Josh assumes it’s gong to be one more go round of sex and get out in the morning. Neither of them expects the friendship that develops, and they’re far from prepared when friendship starts to turn into more.

A Question of Counsel
A Question of Counsel
Archer Kay Leah
May 27

Life hasn’t been easy for Aeley since she arrested her brother. Days before her brother’s trial, she meets Lira, a quiet and modest scribe who makes Aeley want more than just a professional relationship. When she attends the trial and leaves with a marriage contract, Aeley doesn’t know what to do. She must choose one of two brothers. Then she discovers that Lira is part of the same family—a sister to Aeley’s suitors and the family’s disgrace…

The Kissing Contest
The Kissing Contest
Francis Gideon
May 27

Homer Ruiz is a well-known actor who is constantly cast as bad guys, gigolos, or men of ill-repute. As a publicity stunt, his friend arranges a kissing contest, where some of the most famous and attractive men from around the world will compete for the bragging rights of best kisser in the world. It’s a contest that everyone enjoys—except Homer, who is reminded all over again that people love the illusions he portrays far more than they ever love the reality.

Making Your Own Satisfaction
Making Your Own Satisfaction
Angel Propps
June 3

Customer service sucks on a good day, and even a hot, butch dyke only improves Jewel’s day so far when the woman is more interested in yelling than flirting. When the woman returns the next day, Jewel attempts to score a date, but in the process winds up fired. Jewel is pretty sure that life could be worse than balancing dating and job-hunting. She’s absolutely certain she doesn’t want to know how.
Memories
Memories
Valentina Heart
June 3

Acceptance is never any easy road for anyone, but some roads are much harder to travel than others. When Marlin comes home one night, she is greeted by the sight of her man, Gabe, spread out on the bed waiting for her. Accepting all the love he has to offer has been a long process, but recounting all it took to get where they are is a reminder that every step was worth it.
The Dragon's Curse
The Dragon’s Curse
Victoria Zagar
June 3

War brews between the Greenlands and the Summer Kingdom, despite the efforts of Lord Aidan and Prince Varion, who have been met in secret to try and maintain peace. When war proves inevitable, Aidan offers Varion asylum, loathe to see the Varion become his enemy. To protect his brother, Varion refuses. The two men instead declare a blood oath to always protect each other—an oath that will see them through war, transformation, and a deadly curse…
Beach Patrol
Beach Patrol
Michelle Moore
June 10

Jay’s an average lifeguard. Sure, there’s the family curse and being the last heir to the heretical sect of monster hunters who failed to destroy a demon. So he’s mostly an average lifeguard. Dan wants nothing more than to finish his degree. He’s starting to think he should have picked a different beach. Even his degree isn’t worth getting tangled up in old ghost stories, demonic curses, and a monster hunt 400 years in the making. But Jay? Jay might be…
Divided Within
Divided Within
The Divided Universe #2
Sandra Bard
June 10

When Commander Michelle is murdered, the duty of managing the exploration base falls to Izaak. But Science Division doesn’t want him in authority, his second in command is transferring out, and the inspector sent to investigate the murder is someone Izaak would much rather have never seen again. All in all, he’d rather be fighting monsters behind the Divide.

A Hard Ride Home
A Hard Ride Home
Emory Vargas
June 17

The last thing Emmett needs after returning to Silver Creek to replace a dead man as sheriff is to be smitten with Jesse, the whore he arrests almost immediately after arriving. But that’s only the beginning of Emmett’s troubles. Silver Creek is a town full of secrets and people too terrified to talk. Why does Emmett’s father, the mayor of Silver Creek, have such a strong hold on the town—and on Jesse?

Spring Blossom
Spring Blossom
Caitlin Ricci & Cari Z.
June 17

Relationships, BDSM, and family are all complicated enough on their own—and almost impossible when they come crashing together unexpectedly. When Danny’s brother sees a bruise that Danny obtained while in a scene with Lucy, she faces judgement from her family and their reactions send her running to Lucy for a safe place to clear her head.

Storm Driven
Storm Driven
Ana Reese
June 17

Two years ago Shilo’s life was great. Good job, loving husband, great house, and nothing major to worry about. Then his husband vanished without a trace. Days before the two year mark of his husband’s disappearance, he’s nearly killed when his house blows up. Before he can make sense of any of it, Shilo is swept up in a deadly stand-off between two powerful factions of the preternatural world he has always ignored—and his husband right in the middle of it.

Seventh
Seventh
Rachel White
June 24

Hynd leads a lonely life, suffering the lingering effects of a debilitating illness and rejected by most of society because of it. When his sister comes to him about a handsome man eager to meet him, Hynd can scarcely believe his luck. But Julius has come only to see Hynd’s research, and while an assistant in his research is not what Hynd had hoped for, it’s better than nothing.

The Peach and the Poppy
The Peach and the Poppy
Caesar J.M. Kauftheil
June 24

After an unpleasant breakup with her girlfriend, Poppy goes on a solo trip to Paris. Though she tries to appreciate the beautiful city, Poppy can’t help but feel something is lacking. When her best friend suggests what she needs is a fling to clear away her ex for good, Poppy approaches a beautiful woman to be her tour guide. But as the trip draws all too quickly to an end, Poppy realizes that she may have just made her problem worse…

Coffee Date
Coffee Date
K. Lynn
July 1

Alice is finally happy with her body and her life—except for the part where revealing she’s trans always winds up leaving her hurt and abandoned. Love finds her anyway, in the form of Hank, the new guy at her local coffee shop. He’s sweet, friendly, charming… and will probably turn out like all the rest. Determined not to lose him before she has to, Alice holds fast to her secrets. But if the truth doesn’t ruin everything, the lies will…

Cover coming soon
Surrounded by Crimson
Lexi Ander
July 1

Tristan has agreed to bond with Ushna, but there is still much to do and returning to Tribe Enkidu puts everyone on edge. Tristan is being stalked like prey, all the while fighting depression as he mourns the loss of Nikita, and enduring a battle of wills with the Elder Council over his birthright. The pleading of his adoptive daughter only adds still more stress to the situation…

A Boy Called Cin
A Boy Called Cin
Cecil Wilde
July 8

On the search for a cup of coffee before the guest lecture he’s giving, Tom spies a tired, half-frozen young man who looks even more in need of coffee than him. On impulse, he buys the man a cup—but an attempt to strike up conversation ends in the young man walking off, seemingly put off by Tom Walford—the tabloids’ favourite billionaire—buying him coffee. But when he reappears in Tom’s lecture, all Tom knows is that he doesn’t want the man slipping away a second time.

Love Games
Love Games
Eden Scott
July 8

Technology-challenged Regis is on a mission of mercy: his miserably pregnant cousin, Penny, needs a diversion&8212;a video game. When Regis braves a video game retailer, he’s swept off his feet by Mars, the tall, dark, and gorgeous salesclerk who works there. Convinced he has no chance with a savvy gamer, Regis enlists the aid of his cousin to convince Mars he’s a high-level gamer. The plan works perfectly right up until Mars invites him to a prestigious gaming conference…

Risk It All
Risk It All
Megan Derr
July 15

Kipling doesn’t regret murdering his Alpha; anything was better than being subjected to brutal pit fights and abuse day after day. An abandoned cabin in the mountains seems the ideal place to hide until his pack gives up the search. Then on a quick trip into town for supplies, he encounters Tori, who seems like everything Kipling has ever wanted—and far too good to be true.
The Long Journey Home
The Long Journey Home
Cassandra Pierce
July 15

Wren lives isolation with his parents, Grum and Krulch. His life is tranquil except for the doubts that torment him: why does he look so different from his parents, and how did two male ogres manage to birth a small, pale creature like him? Everything changes when he wanders too far from home and comes upon an entire village of people who look like him. One in particular, Valerus, is the most beautiful being Wren has ever seen…
Playing the Lines
Playing the Lines
J. Colby
July 22

Photographer Elliot is near the top of his field and loves his work, even if it means putting up with models like Cory: beautiful, egotistical, and aggravating. Then a photoshoot in Norway shows there’s more to Cory than Elliot thought, and he agrees to dinner despite himself. But even if he’s not completely a brat, it’s well known Cory prefers to play rather than settle. And Elliot isn’t interested in being anyone’s toy…

Unscripted: Act I
Unscripted: Act I
Rosie Aikman
July 22

Life as a waiter doesn’t leave much room for excitement. Finn Phelps finds his in Hot Blood, a primetime cop drama, and the actor who stars in it: Ethan Teller, beautiful, skilled, and shrouded in mystery. Then an act of kindness results in Ethan falling right into his lap, and it seems like a dream come true. But as he comes to know the real Ethan, it starts to feel like maybe he should have been more careful what he wished for…

Penn's Woodland
Penn’s Woodland
David Connor
July 29

Years ago, Penn’s lover was attacked in the woods, and most think Penn is to blame—including Penn. Ever since, he’s been a prisoner in his home and his mind. When architect Ewan Parish arrives to construct a secure, enclosed walkway through the woods, Penn is surprised, suspicious, and also fearful. Ewan finds himself intrigued by Penn and his beautiful artwork. Determined to free Penn, Ewan sets out to unravel the mystery that resulted in Penn’s imprisonment…

Coming soon
The Homecoming
J. Scott Coatsworth
July 29

When his world is destroyed, Aldiss and his crew barely manage to escape. What was meant to be an exploratory trip back to the home world turns into a mad dash for survival. When they awaken from stasis on Earth, which was abandoned by humanity five centuries before, they must quickly learn about their new home. While exploring the region around the ship, Aldiss meets Hari, a shape-changer, whose people harbor secrets that might cost the crew their lives…

LT3 News and Releases for April 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Check out LT3’s News for April 15, 2015:

Less Than Three Press turns six years old this month! We’re celebrating with three fun events:

  1. Sale! All of our titles are on sale during the month of April. Save 20% off all ebooks, 25% off all paperbacks, and save an additional 20% on already discounted preorder prices!
  2. Bonus flash sales! Every day, we’re marking down one or more books to 50% off! We’re featuring standalone books, series, and more!
  3. Raffle! We’re bringing back our ever-popular raffle, with SIX prizes! For every book you buy in the LT3 Book Market during the month of April, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win one the following fantastic prizes, including (1) One of two Kindle Fire HD 7 (8GB model), (2) One of two “Grab Boxes,” a medium USPS flat rate box filled with a randomly selected assortment of paperbacks, and (3) One of two A $25 LT3 Gift Certificates!

Bonus giveaway! Stop by editor-in-chief Samantha M. Derr’s blog for a chance to win one of ten free audiobooks!

(Click the image or click here for full details! All sales and events start at midnight Mountain time (GMT -7), 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time (GMT -5).)

 

 

Other News

» LT3’s Solitary Travelers call closes on April 30, 2015!

» New in paperback! You can now pick up Volume 1 and Volume 2 of LT3’s Damsels in Distress collection in paperback, as well as pick up the third book in Lexi Ander’s Sumeria’s Sons series, Dreams of the Forgotten.

Preorders are also open for the paperback versions of Baby’s on Fire by A.F. Henley, Fairytales Slashed: Volume 6, Keep the Stars Running, Seventh by Rachel White, and A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde. All preordered paperbacks are shipped a few days prior to release.

Dreams of the Forgotten

Now available! Dreams of the Forgotten by Lexi Ander

For Tristan and Ushna, nothing comes easy and with each passing day the challenges grow and the dangers multiply. The safe home they are building for their family and tribe is threatened from all sides, and the peace they seek is being torn apart by enemies and internal strife. Tristan dares not reveal his condition to any but those closest to him, all the while he’s plagued by dreams he cannot remember upon waking…

And over all of it hangs the knowledge that his time with Ushna is running out. Because Ushna already has a Flame awaiting rebirth, and though Tristan would die to protect that bond, he constantly struggles against his beast who demands they bind Ushna to their side.

» 63,000 words
» Gay romance, Urban fantasy, Sumeria’s Sons
» $6.99

Be My Queen

Save 15%! Be My Queen by RayeAnn Carter

Lavender doesn’t want a man in her life, not if it means exposing that she’s trans. Fortunately, Diego’s only in LA for a week. She can enjoy the attention without him finding out her secret.

Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. Neither is the jealous housemate determined to ruin everything.

» 38,000 words
» Trans romance, contemporary
» $4.99

Playing by the Rules
Playing by the Rules
J. Hepburn
April 29

Life aboard a luxury yacht, travelling deep inside safe space, isn’t supposed to be exciting, and it’s one of the main reasons Tori works on board as a beautician and cocktail waitress. Her growing friendship with Annick, another beautician, is a pleasant bonus. Then the ship is attacked by pirates and it soon becomes apparent that if they stand any chance of surviving she will have to dredge up the past she’s tried so hard to leave behind.

Baby's on Fire
Baby’s on Fire
A.F. Henley
May 6

In 1974 Gerry Faun gets an opportunity to meet gorgeous, openly bisexual, glam-rock idol Mark Devon. Mark’s world is new, exciting, and Gerry finally gets to explore the side of his sexuality that he’s kept hidden. But when Gerry’s father gets wind of what’s going on behind his back, Gerry ends up on the street. Mark offers to let Gerry come along with the tour and Gerry jumps at the chance. Until Mark’s manager decides Gerry isn’t worth the trouble he’s stirring up…

Fairytales Slashed 6
Fairytales Slashed: Volume 6
May 6

Eight tales of the lost, forgotten, ignored, and overlooked, including… The Red Shoes by Angel Propps, True Love by Diana Jean, The Pig Hunt by Sandra Bard, The Dragon of Bellerose Island by Sasha L. Miller, The White Cat by H.R. Harrison, Bad Romance by Remy Jensen, Tommelise by Diana Jean, and The Cursebreaker by Sasha L. Miller.

Keep the Stars Running
Keep the Stars Running
Anthology
May 13

Space is not always filled with adventures and glory. Not everybody goes racing off to battle evil and save the galaxy. Between the rebels, pirates, royals, and spies are the everyday people who work hard just to get by and ensure everyone gets home safe. Less Than Three Press presents a collection of tales about the ordinary folks who keep the stars running.

The Harem Master
The Harem Master
Megan Derr
April 16

Lord Demir has spent his life trying to appease a brutal, selfish king, and keep the concubines under his care alive—and now he is on the verge of losing everything. Crown Prince Ihsan returns to find his home in turmoil and the royal court so full of vipers it’s impossible to say which will strike first. Crown Princess Euren has spent the last five years in hiding so that she could not be used against Ihsan. If she hopes to keep herself and her loved ones alive, she’ll have to learn fast…

Axbridge
Axbridge
Sasha L. Miller
May 20

On the trail of a dangerous, violent mage, Tannis and his partner, Beck, fall into a nasty trap—and it’s Beck who barely survives, losing blood almost faster than Tannis can get her to the nearest village for help. Help proves to be Isani, a curt, mercurial healer who wants nothing to do with Tannis, and even less to do with the mage they’re hunting—a mage Isani knows far too well, and had hoped would never return.

Scarred Souls
Scarred Souls
T.T. Kove
May 20

When Damian stumbles across a young man huddled beneath a tree crying, he’s compelled to give the bloke a place to crash. Josh is used to being alone, and most days it’s easier than trying to deal with people. When Damian takes him in for the night, Josh assumes it’s gong to be one more go round of sex and get out in the morning. Neither of them expects the friendship that develops, and they’re far from prepared when friendship starts to turn into more.

A Question of Counsel
A Question of Counsel
Archer Kay Leah
May 27

Life hasn’t been easy for Aeley since she arrested her brother. Days before her brother’s trial, she meets Lira, a quiet and modest scribe who makes Aeley want more than just a professional relationship. When she attends the trial and leaves with a marriage contract, Aeley doesn’t know what to do. She must choose one of two brothers. Then she discovers that Lira is part of the same family—a sister to Aeley’s suitors and the family’s disgrace…

The Kissing Contest
The Kissing Contest
Francis Gideon
May 27

Homer Ruiz is a well-known actor who is constantly cast as bad guys, gigolos, or men of ill-repute. As a publicity stunt, his friend arranges a kissing contest, where some of the most famous and attractive men from around the world will compete for the bragging rights of best kisser in the world. It’s a contest that everyone enjoys—except Homer, who is reminded all over again that people love the illusions he portrays far more than they ever love the reality.

Making Your Own Satisfaction
Making Your Own Satisfaction
Angel Propps
June 3

Customer service sucks on a good day, and even a hot, butch dyke only improves Jewel’s day so far when the woman is more interested in yelling than flirting. When the woman returns the next day, Jewel attempts to score a date, but in the process winds up fired. Jewel is pretty sure that life could be worse than balancing dating and job-hunting. She’s absolutely certain she doesn’t want to know how.

The Dragon's Curse
The Dragon’s Curse
Victoria Zagar
June 3

War brews between the Greenlands and the Summer Kingdom, despite the efforts of Lord Aidan and Prince Varion, who have been met in secret to try and maintain peace. When war proves inevitable, Aidan offers Varion asylum, loathe to see the Varion become his enemy. To protect his brother, Varion refuses. The two men instead declare a blood oath to always protect each other—an oath that will see them through war, transformation, and a deadly curse…

Beach Patrol
Beach Patrol
Michelle Moore
June 10

Jay’s an average lifeguard. Sure, there’s the family curse and being the last heir to the heretical sect of monster hunters who failed to destroy a demon. So he’s mostly an average lifeguard. Dan wants nothing more than to finish his degree. He’s starting to think he should have picked a different beach. Even his degree isn’t worth getting tangled up in old ghost stories, demonic curses, and a monster hunt 400 years in the making. But Jay? Jay might be…

Divided Within
Divided Within
The Divided Universe #2
Sandra Bard
June 10

When Commander Michelle is murdered, the duty of managing the exploration base falls to Izaak. But Science Division doesn’t want him in authority, his second in command is transferring out, and the inspector sent to investigate the murder is someone Izaak would much rather have never seen again. All in all, he’d rather be fighting monsters behind the Divide.

A Hard Ride Home
A Hard Ride Home
Emory Vargas
June 17

The last thing Emmett needs after returning to Silver Creek to replace a dead man as sheriff is to be smitten with Jesse, the whore he arrests almost immediately after arriving. But that’s only the beginning of Emmett’s troubles. Silver Creek is a town full of secrets and people too terrified to talk. Why does Emmett’s father, the mayor of Silver Creek, have such a strong hold on the town—and on Jesse?

Storm Driven
Storm Driven
Ana Reese
June 17

Two years ago Shilo’s life was great. Good job, loving husband, great house, and nothing major to worry about. Then his husband vanished without a trace. Days before the two year mark of his husband’s disappearance, he’s nearly killed when his house blows up. Before he can make sense of any of it, Shilo is swept up in a deadly stand-off between two powerful factions of the preternatural world he has always ignored—and his husband right in the middle of it.

Seventh
Seventh
Rachel White
June 24

Hynd leads a lonely life, suffering the lingering effects of a debilitating illness and rejected by most of society because of it. When his sister comes to him about a handsome man eager to meet him, Hynd can scarcely believe his luck. But Julius has come only to see Hynd’s research, and while an assistant in his research is not what Hynd had hoped for, it’s better than nothing.

The Peach and the Poppy
The Peach and the Poppy
Caesar J.M. Kauftheil
June 24

After an unpleasant breakup with her girlfriend, Poppy goes on a solo trip to Paris. Though she tries to appreciate the beautiful city, Poppy can’t help but feel something is lacking. When her best friend suggests what she needs is a fling to clear away her ex for good, Poppy approaches a beautiful woman to be her tour guide. But as the trip draws all too quickly to an end, Poppy realizes that she may have just made her problem worse…

Coffee Date
Coffee Date
K. Lynn
July 1

Alice is finally happy with her body and her life—except for the part where revealing she’s trans always winds up leaving her hurt and abandoned. Love finds her anyway, in the form of Hank, the new guy at her local coffee shop. He’s sweet, friendly, charming… and will probably turn out like all the rest. Determined not to lose him before she has to, Alice holds fast to her secrets. But if the truth doesn’t ruin everything, the lies will…

A Boy Called Cin
A Boy Called Cin
Cecil Wilde
July 8

On the search for a cup of coffee before the guest lecture he’s giving, Tom spies a tired, half-frozen young man who looks even more in need of coffee than him. On impulse, he buys the man a cup—but an attempt to strike up conversation ends in the young man walking off, seemingly put off by Tom Walford—the tabloids’ favourite billionaire—buying him coffee. But when he reappears in Tom’s lecture, all Tom knows is that he doesn’t want the man slipping away a second time.

LT3 New and Releases for December 3, 2014

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Check out LT3’s News for December 3, 2014:

» LT3’s featured author for December 2014 is Lexi Ander! Save 20% on all books by Ander during the month of December using coupon code ANDER at checkout. Want to help pick January’s featured author? Go here (and scroll down) for details on how to nominate an author.

» Less Than Three Press would like to wish you a very happy holiday season! To celebrate the end of the year and all the holidays therein, we’re giving you 25% off everything in the LT3 Book Market! Save 25% on all ebooks, bundles, and paperbacks, and save an additional 25% off preorders of our upcoming releases! This sale will run from today, Friday, November 28 through Wednesday, December 31, giving you plenty of time to stock up on new reads.

We’re also hosting a redux of our popular raffle! We ran this raffle in the spring to celebrate turning five, and we’re bringing it back and doubling the grand prize! Here’s how it works:

For every book you buy in the LT3 Book Market between November 28 and December 17, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win one of our fantastic prizes, including:

GRAND PRIZES: Two lucky winners will receive A Kindle Fire HD 7 Tablet (8GB model)
FIRST PLACE PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a A $50 LT3 Gift Certificate
SECOND PLACE PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a A $25 LT3 Gift Certificate

Go here for full details, and happy shopping!

The Glass Prince

Now available! The Glass Prince by Sandra Bard

Kidnapping was not Daniel’s plan, but when he met a man who seemed unaffected by his magic, Daniel couldn’t just let him go.

Eren has every reason to hate Daniel, and no reason at all to like him. He’s not some fairytale to be kept in a glass room at the top of a tower. And he’s definitely going to have to rescue himself. He has a mother and girlfriend to get back to, after all, and a life waiting for him.

But the hardest part of escaping proves to be his reluctance to leave a man who is much more than he at first seemed…

» 46,000 words
» Gay romance, fantasy
» $5.99

A&A Salvage

Save 15%! A&A Salvage by Lucy Kemnitzer

Elisabeth and Melissa live a quiet life, running their mechanic shop together. The biggest drama in their life is Melissa occasionally having to remind men that she’s happily taken.

Then they’re called to pick up an abandoned car that proves to be unidentifiable and without an owner. It also has a strange radio that plays music both strange and familiar, stirring up memories and longings Elisabeth believed long buried.

Then a mysterious, beautiful woman arrives to claim the car and threatens to draw Elisabeth into a world far beyond the happy, stable life she’s built…

» 23,000 words
» Lesbian romance, sci-fi
» $3.99

A Touch of Mistletoe
Anthology – 12/17

Less Than Three Press presents a collection of stories about people brought together by the magic of mistletoe…

Edited by Megan Derr, this anthology contains five short stories by J.K. Pendragon, Talya Andor, A.F. Henley, E.E. Ottoman, and Megan Derr.

The Wish Augur
Cecil Wilde – 12/17

Gabriel Juarez has only one wish for Christmas, uttered moments before midnight on Christmas Eve: a hug. He wakes up the next morning to find his wish being haphazardly granted in the form of an insecure elf called Felix, who works as a wish augur and couldn’t bring himself to let Gabe’s wish go unfulfilled.

The Working Elf Blues
Piper Vaughn – 12/17

Garnet Evergreen has never heard of an elf abandoning the North Pole for a human, but he yearns to be the first. Ever since he saw Wes, Garnet felt an undeniable kinship. Over the years, he’s watched Wes grow into a man, and now he’s determined to give Wes a Christmas he’ll never forget. If only Garnet tested his father’s sleigh before leaving…

Road to Home

Mell Eight – 01/07

When he gets a phone call late at night, Mihi expects it to be his husband, Rafi, calling to say he is finally home. What he gets instead is a nightmare: Rafi’s mission has failed. Despite orders from Rafi that he is not to come after him, Mihi heads to Europe to find his missing husband..

Road to Home
Songs of the Earth
Lexi Ander – 01/07

Thrust into the role of Prince of the Lycans, Tristan strives to find his footing in a life suddenly rife with secrets and lies—and danger. Betrayed by a Goddess meant to safeguard him, desperate to protect his consort and their growing tribe, he can only prepare for the worst and struggle to hope…

Songs of the Earth
White Nights
T.T. Kove – 01/14

Aleksandr wishes he could forget the night he gave in to a long-held desire for his friend, but more than anything he wishes that night had led to more. But Radimir is a player, and Aleksandr doesn’t want to be another conquest. Then family turmoil strikes Aleksandr hard, and he realizes the stability he’s always wanted was there all along…

White Nights
Blood Bonds

Kayla Bain-Vrba – 01/21

Two years ago, a virus swept through the population, turning most of it into zombie-like creatures. Sean and his lover Aaron are part of a group of survivors seeking a safe haven, but they are only recently reunited, and Aaron is not the same man Sean knew when they were separated…

Blood Bonds
The Oracle’s Golem

Mell Eight – 01/21

Golem has never known anything but pain. He exists solely to serve the Oracle’s whims and needs. Determined to escape a life of abuse and servitude, he runs away and finds refuge in a cave. Then one day a child falls asleep in his lap…

The Oracle's GOlem
Defying Convention

Cecil Wilde – 01/28

Danny and AJ have been online friends and secretly in love with each other for years. When they decide to share a room at a convention, they are both anxious about meeting and how their friendship might change when faced with the challenges easily avoided behind the safety of computer screens…

Defying Convention
Double Take

J.K. Pendragon – 01/28

Studying magical science is a dream come true for Teka, but focusing on school doesn’t mean xe can’t also admire Hasani, the handsome grad student overseeing Teka’s work. Then late one night at the library, Teka runs into a flirty, casual Hasani. But when xe discovers why Hasani is so different by night, there seems to be no resolution except heartache…

Double Take
Horse Crazy

Caitlin Ricci – 01/28

Melody and her teenage daughter, Kristen, have moved to Colorado for a fresh start. Living completely as a woman for the first time, Melody promises Kristen riding lessons for being so wonderful. Happy just to see her daughter among the horses she loves so much, Melody does not expect the handsome man who sits down next to her…

Horse Crazy
Long Macchiatos and Monster

Alison Evans – 01/28

Jalen meets the far-too-handsome P in a café while deciding whether or not to skip uni. When P invites them to a double feature of Robot Monster and Cat Women of the Moon, Jalen can hardly believe that hot boys like bad sci-fi, too. But as their relationship progresses, Jalen realizes P leaves them wondering if they’re on the same page about what dating means…

Long Macchiatos and Monsters
Love Rampage

Alex Powell – 01/28

Maira has always wanted a unicorn, but isn’t quite prepared when one shows up on her doorstep and kidnaps her—and proclaims that Maira must confess her feelings to the girl she loves. Maira is definitely reluctant to follow through with that, but everything changes when Carol is kidnapped by a demon…

Love Rampage
Manifest

Alden Lila Reedy – 01/28

The last thing Chris expects when he’s forced to take sewing lessons is to enjoy them or for sewing to lead him to cosplay and a new friend who convinces him to dress up as female characters. He definitely doesn’t expect the realizations that cosplay stirs that could cost Chris not just his friends, but his family as well.

Manifest
Of Anime and the Baeci

Alessandra Ebulu – 01/28

All Ray wants is peace and quiet—something he is never going to get with his idiotic neighbor blasting anime and crazy music at all hours. When he finally breaks down and asks Cata to knock it off, he doesn’t expect a friendship to develop. And he definitely does not anticipate a romance…

Of Anime and the Baeci
Sext Based Adventures

Francis Gideon – 01/28

Chris thought he had put his gaming days behind him… but he couldn’t resist the urge to return. This time, he plays as a woman—a persona he maintains when he meets Jessica. When Jessica offers online sex, Chris still doesn’t confess his secret, even when their relationship turns serious. Then Jessica proposes they meet offline, and Chris is forced to confront the questions he’s been avoiding…

Sext Based Adventures
Light Perpetual Shines

Kathleen Hayes – 02/04

Sam works as a hospital chaplain and volunteers as chaplain with the local police department. Called to the scene of a domestic dispute, he crosses paths with Frank, best friend of the victim. Though the two share a moment, they go their separate ways… but meet again outside the hospital after one of Sam’s patients dies…

Light Perpetual Shines
Remember Me Not, My Love

J.D. Walker – 02/04

When Terry turned eighteen, he wound end up homeless and alone, abandoned by family and friends for being gay. Though it took him years, he found his feet again. Then a man from his past knocks him right back down again, driving home to Terry that he will never be worthy of friendship or family…

Remember Me Not, My Love
Road Trip

A.F. Henley – 02/11

For as long as Boyd can remember, he’s been pushing pins into a map. Carson City, Las Vegas, Albuquerque—all places he wants to see, for a dozen reasons that wouldn’t mean a thing to anyone else. Oliver seems like just another kid with a broken dream when their paths cross in Vegas. Against Boyd’s better judgment, he offers to let Oliver hitch along…

Coming Soon
Winter’s Bees

E.E. Ottoman – 02/11

Lord Marcel de la Mont de Anges has been in love with Prince Gilbert André XVI, since they were children. The Emperor’s plans to arrange a marriage between them should have been the answer to all his secret fantasies. But Gilbert is still reeling from a nasty breakup and cannot picture the man he regards as a brother becoming his lover…

Winter's Bees
Rabbit Season

Megan Derr – 02/18

Sidney has quietly loved twin brothers Brook and Colby for years, watching and pining when they came to his house for the summer each year. Then the twins and their mother are attacked, and the twins come to stay with Sidney’s family until the attackers are caught and Sidney learns that all things have their season…

Rabbit Season
The Errant Prince

Sasha L. Miller – 02/18

Myron’s task is easy enough on the surface: locate the runaway Prince Tamsen and bring him home. But Tamsen is not merely a talented wizard, he’s an exceptionally stubborn one, and dozens of others have already failed at the task. When he manages to find the cabin where Tamsen is hiding, Myron isn’t foolish enough to mistake the find for a victory…

The Errant Prince
Moscow Nights

T.T. Kove – 02/25

Called home to Russia to attend his sister’s wedding, Demitri impulsively invites his best friend, Sander, to come along and see the sites of Moscow the week before the wedding. It’s an impulse he almost immediately regrets, because spending time together with Sander, just the two of them, will make it harder than ever to pretend that he doesn’t see Sander as anything more…

Moscow Nights
The Diary

R.M. Jane – 02/25

John Bridly has been enamored with Paul Duvant, son a of a rich American merchant, since the moment he laid eyes on him. But though the love proves mutual, John is a marquess and has a duty to his family. When Paul has to return to his homeland, John’s duty forbids him from following and the lovers part. One year later, John finds a mysterious diary…

Moscow Nights

LT3 News and Releases for November 19, 2014

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Check out LT3’s News for November 19, 2014:

» Pick LT3’s featured author for December 2014! Click here and scroll down to cast your vote in the poll that decides who will be LT3’s featured author in December! Choices are Lexi Ander, T.T. Kove, Mina MacLeod, and Tami Veldura. You can also write-in a vote if you’d like someone else to be featured!

» If Wishes Were Coffee by Michelle Moore is now available in French! Click here to buy Si le café exauçait les souhaits.

» Missed Connections, an LT3 anthology edited by Tan-ni Fan, and The Chase and the Catch by A.F. Henley are available for purchase in paperback! You can also preoder the paperback versions of The Glass Prince by Sandra Bard and A Touch of Mistletoe, LT3’s Christmas anthology edited by Megan Derr. Remember, you can save 25% on all paperbacks purchased through the LT3 Book Market!

All I Desire is Steven

Save 15%! All I Desire is Steven by James L. Craig

Steven is a run of the mill guy, living a simple life that tips over into boring. He sees no way out of his dreary existence until he meets James, who is beautiful, charming, and helps to bring vivid color to Steven’s dull life. But everybody has secrets, and when James’s secret comes out Steven wonders if he should have stuck with boring…

» 10,000 words
» Gay romance, contemporary
» $1.99

The Chase and the Catch

Save 15%! The Chase and the Catch by A.F. Henley

After one of his fans committed suicide, John lost everything: lover, confidence, drive. When he is given a chance to get back on his feet, he is happy to take it—even if it’s just writing an actor’s biography. It might not be romance, or even fiction, but it’s something, and there are worse people to work for than the charming, successful Parker Chase.

That doesn’t mean working for Parker is easy, however. A staunch supporter of living for the moment, Parker goes against everything John believes in. He feels out of place in every moment of Parker’s Hollywood life, stuck in a game of wits that at times seems almost contrived…

» 51,000 words
» Gay romance, contemporary
» $5.99

Midnight Sun

Save 15%! Midnight Sun by T.T. Kove

Two months ago Frey moved to Svalbard, and Jørgen hasn’t been able to stop thinking about him since. But every time he thinks about asking Frey out, the fear that fills Frey’s eyes stops him. If keeping his distance keeps Frey from being afraid, then so be it.

Frey moved to Svalbard because it was supposed to be safe. He wasn’t supposed to fall in love, and he definitely wasn’t supposed to keep running into poachers.

» 21,000 words
» Gay romance, contemporary
» $3.99

The Glass Prince
Sandra Bard – 12/03

Kidnapping was not Daniel’s plan, but when he met a man who seemed unaffected by his magic, Daniel couldn’t just let him go. Eren has every reason to hate Daniel, and no reason at all to like him. He has a life waiting for him, but the hardest part of escaping proves to be his reluctance to leave a man who is much more than he at first seemed…

A&A Salvage
Lucy Kemntizer – 12/10

Elisabeth and Melissa live a quiet life, running their mechanic shop together. Then a mysterious, beautiful woman arrives to claim an abandoned car and threatens to draw Elisabeth into a world far beyond the happy, stable life she’s built…

A Touch of Mistletoe
Anthology – 12/17

Less Than Three Press presents a collection of stories about people brought together by the magic of mistletoe…

Edited by Megan Derr, this anthology contains five short stories by J.K. Pendragon, Talya Andor, A.F. Henley, E.E. Ottoman, and Megan Derr.

The Wish Augur
Cecil Wilde – 12/17

Gabriel Juarez has only one wish for Christmas, uttered moments before midnight on Christmas Eve: a hug. He wakes up the next morning to find his wish being haphazardly granted in the form of an insecure elf called Felix, who works as a wish augur and couldn’t bring himself to let Gabe’s wish go unfulfilled.

The Working Elf Blues
Piper Vaughn – 12/17

Garnet Evergreen has never heard of an elf abandoning the North Pole for a human, but he yearns to be the first. Ever since he saw Wes, Garnet felt an undeniable kinship. Over the years, he’s watched Wes grow into a man, and now he’s determined to give Wes a Christmas he’ll never forget. If only Garnet tested his father’s sleigh before leaving…

Road to Home

Mell Eight – 01/07

When he gets a phone call late at night, Mihi expects it to be his husband, Rafi, calling to say he is finally home. What he gets instead is a nightmare: Rafi’s mission has failed. Despite orders from Rafi that he is not to come after him, Mihi heads to Europe to find his missing husband..

Road to Home
Songs of the Earth
Lexi Ander – 01/07

Thrust into the role of Prince of the Lycans, Tristan strives to find his footing in a life suddenly rife with secrets and lies—and danger. Betrayed by a Goddess meant to safeguard him, desperate to protect his consort and their growing tribe, he can only prepare for the worst and struggle to hope…

Songs of the Earth
White Nights
T.T. Kove – 01/14

Aleksandr wishes he could forget the night he gave in to a long-held desire for his friend, but more than anything he wishes that night had led to more. But Radimir is a player, and Aleksandr doesn’t want to be another conquest. Then family turmoil strikes Aleksandr hard, and he realizes the stability he’s always wanted was there all along…

White Nights
Blood Bonds

Kayla Bain-Vrba – 01/21

Two years ago, a virus swept through the population, turning most of it into zombie-like creatures. Sean and his lover Aaron are part of a group of survivors seeking a safe haven, but they are only recently reunited, and Aaron is not the same man Sean knew when they were separated…

Blood Bonds
The Oracle’s Golem

Mell Eight – 01/21

Golem has never known anything but pain. He exists solely to serve the Oracle’s whims and needs. Determined to escape a life of abuse and servitude, he runs away and finds refuge in a cave. Then one day a child falls asleep in his lap…

The Oracle's GOlem
Defying Convention

Cecil Wilde – 01/28

Danny and AJ have been online friends and secretly in love with each other for years. When they decide to share a room at a convention, they are both anxious about meeting and how their friendship might change when faced with the challenges easily avoided behind the safety of computer screens…

Defying Convention
Double Take

J.K. Pendragon – 01/28

Studying magical science is a dream come true for Teka, but focusing on school doesn’t mean xe can’t also admire Hasani, the handsome grad student overseeing Teka’s work. Then late one night at the library, Teka runs into a flirty, casual Hasani. But when xe discovers why Hasani is so different by night, there seems to be no resolution except heartache…

Double Take
Horse Crazy

Caitlin Ricci – 01/28

Melody and her teenage daughter, Kristen, have moved to Colorado for a fresh start. Living completely as a woman for the first time, Melody promises Kristen riding lessons for being so wonderful. Happy just to see her daughter among the horses she loves so much, Melody does not expect the handsome man who sits down next to her…

Horse Crazy
Long Macchiatos and Monster

Alison Evans – 01/28

Jalen meets the far-too-handsome P in a café while deciding whether or not to skip uni. When P invites them to a double feature of Robot Monster and Cat Women of the Moon, Jalen can hardly believe that hot boys like bad sci-fi, too. But as their relationship progresses, Jalen realizes P leaves them wondering if they’re on the same page about what dating means…

Long Macchiatos and Monsters
Love Rampage

Alex Powell – 01/28

Maira has always wanted a unicorn, but isn’t quite prepared when one shows up on her doorstep and kidnaps her—and proclaims that Maira must confess her feelings to the girl she loves. Maira is definitely reluctant to follow through with that, but everything changes when Carol is kidnapped by a demon…

Love Rampage
Manifest

Alden Lila Reedy – 01/28

The last thing Chris expects when he’s forced to take sewing lessons is to enjoy them or for sewing to lead him to cosplay and a new friend who convinces him to dress up as female characters. He definitely doesn’t expect the realizations that cosplay stirs that could cost Chris not just his friends, but his family as well.

Manifest
Of Anime and the Baeci

Alessandra Ebulu – 01/28

All Ray wants is peace and quiet—something he is never going to get with his idiotic neighbor blasting anime and crazy music at all hours. When he finally breaks down and asks Cata to knock it off, he doesn’t expect a friendship to develop. And he definitely does not anticipate a romance…

Of Anime and the Baeci
Sext Based Adventures

Francis Gideon – 01/28

Chris thought he had put his gaming days behind him… but he couldn’t resist the urge to return. This time, he plays as a woman—a persona he maintains when he meets Jessica. When Jessica offers online sex, Chris still doesn’t confess his secret, even when their relationship turns serious. Then Jessica proposes they meet offline, and Chris is forced to confront the questions he’s been avoiding…

Sext Based Adventures
Light Perpetual Shines

Kathleen Hayes – 02/04

Sam works as a hospital chaplain and volunteers as chaplain with the local police department. Called to the scene of a domestic dispute, he crosses paths with Frank, best friend of the victim. Though the two share a moment, they go their separate ways… but meet again outside the hospital after one of Sam’s patients dies…

Light Perpetual Shines
Remember Me Not, My Love

J.D. Walker – 02/04

When Terry turned eighteen, he wound end up homeless and alone, abandoned by family and friends for being gay. Though it took him years, he found his feet again. Then a man from his past knocks him right back down again, driving home to Terry that he will never be worthy of friendship or family…

Remember Me Not, My Love
Road Trip

A.F. Henley – 02/11

For as long as Boyd can remember, he’s been pushing pins into a map. Carson City, Las Vegas, Albuquerque—all places he wants to see, for a dozen reasons that wouldn’t mean a thing to anyone else. Oliver seems like just another kid with a broken dream when their paths cross in Vegas. Against Boyd’s better judgment, he offers to let Oliver hitch along…

Coming Soon
Winter’s Bees

E.E. Ottoman – 02/11

Lord Marcel de la Mont de Anges has been in love with Prince Gilbert André XVI, since they were children. The Emperor’s plans to arrange a marriage between them should have been the answer to all his secret fantasies. But Gilbert is still reeling from a nasty breakup and cannot picture the man he regards as a brother becoming his lover…

Winter's Bees
Rabbit Season

Megan Derr – 02/18

Sidney has quietly loved twin brothers Brook and Colby for years, watching and pining when they came to his house for the summer each year. Then the twins and their mother are attacked, and the twins come to stay with Sidney’s family until the attackers are caught and Sidney learns that all things have their season…

Rabbit Season
The Errant Prince

Sasha L. Miller – 02/18

Myron’s task is easy enough on the surface: locate the runaway Prince Tamsen and bring him home. But Tamsen is not merely a talented wizard, he’s an exceptionally stubborn one, and dozens of others have already failed at the task. When he manages to find the cabin where Tamsen is hiding, Myron isn’t foolish enough to mistake the find for a victory…

The Errant Prince
Moscow Nights

T.T. Kove – 02/25

Called home to Russia to attend his sister’s wedding, Demitri impulsively invites his best friend, Sander, to come along and see the sites of Moscow the week before the wedding. It’s an impulse he almost immediately regrets, because spending time together with Sander, just the two of them, will make it harder than ever to pretend that he doesn’t see Sander as anything more…

Moscow Nights
The Diary

R.M. Jane – 02/25

John Bridly has been enamored with Paul Duvant, son a of a rich American merchant, since the moment he laid eyes on him. But though the love proves mutual, John is a marquess and has a duty to his family. When Paul has to return to his homeland, John’s duty forbids him from following and the lovers part. One year later, John finds a mysterious diary…

Moscow Nights