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Chase the Stars - Lang Downs, #2

  • Number: B0098ED8PS
  • Release: 2012-09-09
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, + Contemporary, + Western, + Gay / Lesbian, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Sequel to Inherit the Sky

Twenty-year-old Chris Simms is barely keeping his head above water. After losing his mother and his home, he struggles to provide for himself and his brother. When homophobes attack him, he thinks his life is over, but then he’s rescued by jackaroos from a nearby sheep station. He's as stunned to be offered a job there as he is to discover both the station owner and foreman are gay.

For Chris, Lang Downs is a dream—one that only gets better when Chris realizes the jackaroo he's crushing on, Jesse Harris, is gay and amenable to a fling. Everything goes well until Chris realizes he’s falling for Jesse a lot harder than allowed by their deal.

Jesse is a drifter who moves from station to station, never looking for anything permanent. Convinced Chris is too young and fragile for a real relationship, he sets rules to keep things casual. Watching the station owner and his foreman together makes Jesse wonder if there are benefits to settling down, but when he realizes how Chris feels about him, he panics. He and Chris will have to decide if a try for happiness is worth the risk before the end of the season tears them apart.

Chase the Stars

Stolen Moments

  • Number: B006QAZV34
  • Release: 2011-12-25
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, + Contemporary, + Gay / Lesbian, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

After a year apart, teacher Jacob Peters and county judge Beau Braedon decide they can’t live without each other. There are just a few small obstacles to their Alabama love story. Jacob resents Beau’s paranoia about being outed, but Beau is convinced he’ll lose his seat on the bench if he admits to their relationship, and as a teacher at a Christian school, Jacob’s job is even more at risk. They could relocate, but Beau’s mother has Alzheimer’s and can’t be moved. And then there’s the tiny issue of Jacob’s infant son, Finn, and his mother, whom Jacob wed out of duty. In short, they are stuck.

But Beau has a long-term plan, and he’s prepared to swallow his fears and compromise with Jacob, because sharing stolen moments is no longer enough.

Stolen Moments

Inherit the Sky

  • Number: B007B6QRPS
  • Release: 2012-02-19
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, + Contemporary, + Western, + Gay / Lesbian, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Caine Neiheisel is stuck in a dead-end job at the end of a dead-end relationship when the chance of a lifetime falls in his lap. His mother inherits her uncle’s sheep station in New South Wales, Australia, and Caine sees it as the opportunity to start over, out on the range where his stutter won’t hold him back and his willingness to work will surely make up for his lack of knowledge.

Unfortunately, Macklin Armstrong, the foreman of Lang Downs who should be Caine’s biggest ally, alternates between being cool and downright dismissive, and the other hands are more amused by Caine’s American accent than they are moved by his plight… until they find out he’s gay and their amusement turns to scorn. It will take all of Caine’s determination—and an act of cruel sabotage by a hostile neighbor—to bring the men of Lang Downs together and give Caine and Macklin a chance at love.

Inherit the Sky

Under the Skin

  • Number: B005LDBO1A
  • Release: 2011-09-04
  • Authors: Ariel Tachna, Nicki Bennett
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Gay / Lesbian, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Police detective Patrick Flaherty has no illusions about Russian mobster Alexei Boczar, but that doesn’t stop his fascination with the bodyguard to one of the most ruthless families in Chicago’s growing Eastern European crime community. From the moment Patrick meets Alexei’s eyes over the body of another Russian mobster, Alexei is a thorn in Patrick’s side, refusing to cooperate with the police and turning all of Patrick’s questions back on him. Alexei’s hard-as-nails persona whets Patrick’s professional determination to get the information he’s sure the gangster is hiding, while personally Patrick just wants to get his hands on Alexei’s hard body.

The tattoos marking Alexei’s skin tell the story of his criminal past, but the more Patrick learns about Alexei, the more he wants to know, until he finds himself over his head in a relationship that might cost him his job and could well cost Alexei his life. Alexei is equally fascinated by Patrick’s willingness to overlook his past and even his present associations, but he has secrets of his own that could drive a wedge between them forever.

Under the Skin

Reluctant Partnerships - Partnership in Blood

  • Number: 9781613721650
  • Release: 2011-10-02
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal, GLBTQ, Vampires
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

A spin-off of the Partnership in Blood series.

Thanks to the efforts of Raymond Payet and l'ANS, vampires now have the same legal rights as mortals, and research at l'Institut Marcel Chavinier is focusing on the mysterious partnership bonds between wizards and vampires. But the battle for public opinion rages on. When Detective AdŠle Rougier encounters Pascale Auboussu, a shy young woman turned into a vampire against her will, Raymond and Denis Langlois, chef de la Cour nearest the crime, fear a public relations nightmare.

The vampire responsible for Pascale's turning must be brought to justice, but Denis is distracted by an unlikely potential partner-Canadian researcher Martin Delacroix, who is spending a year's sabbatical at l'Institut-and Denis's lingering feelings for his deceased lover prompt him to reject the bond. There's no denying the attraction between them, though, and the allure of companionship is nearly as strong as Denis's grief.

Growing familiarity and yearning for a true mate may induce AdŠle and Denis to soften their stances against new partnerships, but AdŠle will have to accept a deeper intimacy with Pascale when she has never considered a relationship with a woman, and it will take a near-deadly attack to make Denis admit his most hidden desires. Now he has to hope Martin will be willing to stay.

Reluctant Partnerships

Once in a Lifetime

  • Number: 9781613720509
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Gay / Lesbian, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Offered a yearlong medical research fellowship in France, Shane Johnson has many hopes for the experience: a chance to improve his French, an opportunity to hone his research skills before starting his PhD at Baylor, and the freedom to live life as an openly gay man for the first time. He'll chronicle his year abroad with its challenges, victories, and setbacks as he struggles to balance his faith with his sexuality.

As he navigates the shoals of a first kiss, a first relationship, and perhaps even lasting love, Shane will have to balance his newfound emotions with his long-term plans, and he'll face the decision of how his once-in-a-lifetime experience will fit into the life he wants to lead.

Once in a Lifetime

Overdrive

  • Number: 9781615819027
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Gay / Lesbian, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

All his life, French racer Daniel Leroux has dreamed of one thing: winning the World Rally Championship. To do that, he needs a co-driver he can trust. If only he could find one.... At the end of a disastrous season, Daniel's manager replaces his incompetent co-driver with Frank Dufour, a young Canadian whose rally team let him go because he was gay. Daniel's in heaven, thinking he might find more than just a teammate, but his manager puts the brakes on, declaring Frank firmly off limits. Frank isn't any more ready to risk his second-and last-chance at making it in the WRC, no matter how attractive he finds Daniel. Sex and cars don't mix. Amidst a bitter rivalry with another driver, sabotage attempts, extreme weather conditions, and the stress of racing, Daniel and Frank forge a partnership that defies the odds, but just as things start to heat up between them, a family emergency calls Frank away. Will they find their way back together or will the separation and the spotlight be too much for their fledgling love to survive?

Overdrive

The Inventor's Companion

  • Number: 9781615818228
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Gay / Lesbian, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Gabriel Blackstone's world is divided quite clearly into castes: everyone knows their place and abides by it. As an inventor in the merchant caste, his life is predictable in its routine until the night his best friends and assistants, Caleb and Andrew, purchase the time-and body-of a companion for his birthday. As an activist in the Caste Equality movement, everything Gabriel believes in tells him to refuse the gift, but then he meets Lucio. The beautiful and alluring companion is far more than the vapid courtesan he'd expected, and he can't get the man out of his mind. After that night, Gabriel tells himself to forget about Lucio, but a chance meeting at a ball makes it clear neither of them is willing to ignore the compelling chemistry between them. It will take all their combined trust and cunning, plus the help of a wily aristocrat and a plucky political activist, to overcome the challenges of infidelity, abuse, and social stigma that lay along their road; however, Gabriel knows it will all be worth it if at the end of the day he can call Lucio his own.

The Inventor's Companion

Rediscovery

  • Number: B004NEVV6G
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Gay / Lesbian, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Visiting the dealers room at the Houston Gay Gamers convention, Michael Donovan’s attention is caught by a booth featuring leather wear and fetish gear. Though he’s never been drawn to that lifestyle, he can’t deny his attraction to the handsome man staffing the booth, especially when he sees Lee helping to entertain another vendor’s young children. Lee soon makes it clear the attraction is mutual, but can Michael move past his preconceptions about Lee’s wares and get to know the man himself?

Rediscovery

Something About Harry

  • Number: B004L2LKF2
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Ariel Tachna, Nicki Bennett
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, + Gay / Lesbian, * SF: Science Fiction, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Desperate for an edge in the war against the Gavenelians that will keep the Confederation from losing as many ships to the sadistic aliens as they destroy, Sasha Dmitrov contacts the space pirate he knows only as Harry, hoping the mysterious engineer will be able to pull off one more miracle. Having been warned of Harry's disdain for the Confederation, Sasha is prepared for Harry to tell him to jump out an airlock without a space suit. The last thing he expects is an invitation to Nicodemus Vector, Harry’s shielded planetoid. What Sasha discovers is an Andromedite empath who sees far too deeply into his soul. As they race against time for a breakthrough that will tip the scales in their favor, Sasha finds himself more and more attracted to the reclusive mercenary. But duty calls, and Sasha has a war to win before he can even think about returning to Harry’s side—assuming that either of them will risk opening himself to the other's empathic touch.

Something About Harry

Perilous Partnership - A spin-off of the Partnership in Blood series.

  • Number:
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal, + Gay / Lesbian
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

A year after the end of the war that brought them together, Raymond Payet and Jean Bellaiche have found a balance in their relationship: Jean drinks only Raymond’s blood; Raymond sleeps only in Jean’s bed. The demands of their public roles as president of l’Association Nationale de Sorcellerie and chef de la Cour of the Parisian vampires keep them busy dealing with fallout from the war and the alliance, particularly the not-always-successful partnerships between vampires and wizards.

The foundation of an institute to research and educate wizards and vampires about the implications of the partnership bonds only adds to those responsibilities. When political factions, both vampire and mortal, oppose their leaders' decisions, the stress begins to affect Raymond and Jean's deepening relationship. And when political opposition turns to vandalism and then to violence, they'll have to find a way to reconcile their personal and professional lives before external and internal forces pull them apart.

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: Novel

Perilous Partnership

The Matelot

  • Number: 9781615815838
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * ROM: Historical, + Gay / Lesbian, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Their pirate vessel destroyed, Captain Amery White, ship's surgeon Gavin Watson, and quartermaster Quinn Davies are left without a livelihood or a home. The three men have served together since they were old enough to put to sea, sharing hardships and comfort until Amery and Gavin formalized their union with a matelotage—the pirate equivalent of a marriage contract.

Now they’ve been offered a letter of marque and a fine English galleon with enough speed and firepower to catch and capture any ship in the Caribbean. But their mission brings back memories long buried and puts a strain on Amery and Gavin’s relationship, especially when the Silver Queen captures a Spanish slave ship, bringing the very young, very beautiful, and very abused Eliodoro to their crew.

Quinn finds himself torn between the love he’s always had for his friends and his desire for their new crew member. When secrets from the past come to light and cause a rift between Amery and Gavin, Quinn will have to choose between substituting for Gavin’s true love and becoming the center of Eliodoro’s world.

Length: Novel
Genre: Historical--Americas 

The Matelot

Why Nileas Loved the Sea

  • Number:
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Gay / Lesbian
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

For years, Aeolus has fought the Sirens, trying to rescue hapless sailors from their clutches, to no avail. When he encounters Nileas, the first man to heed his warnings in time to be saved, Aeolus at last has a chance to indulge his fascination with the world of men. As they begin the long journey back to Nileas’s home at the other side of the Mediterranean, sharing stories of their respective lives, it becomes apparent Nileas is just as fascinated with the world of the sea—and with the merman who saved him.

Despite the attraction growing between them, neither can see a way past the limitations of their races. Aeolus cannot live long on land, nor Nileas survive in the sea, but their love proves stronger than Aeolus’s determination to let Nileas go. Can they find a compromise that will let them share their lives, or will they need to challenge the gods for the right to be together forever?

Genre: Fairy Tale

Length: Novella

Why Nileas Loved the Sea

Breaking Limits - Exploring Limits, Book four

  • Number: 978-1-61581-284-4
  • Release: 2010-07-21
  • Authors: Ariel Tachna, Nicki Bennett
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Gay / Lesbian
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

m/m, BDSM, contemporary
Exploring Limits, Book four

Page Count: 153

Just when castmates Jonathan Braedon, Devon Aldridge, and Kit Webster think they've found a balance in their three-sided relationship, a specter from Devon's past returns to haunt him. The Dom who taught Devon about BDSM represents everything about the scene Devon fears, and he's now on the Camelot set with every intention of breaking up the lovers, reclaiming his sub, and leaving chaos in his wake.

 

Breaking Limits

Seducing C. C.

  • Number: 9781615812837
  • Release: April 16, 2010
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Gay / Lesbian
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

m/m, contemporary
Page Count:  200
 
When Astro—as his fellow counselors dub him—signed up to spend the summer at Camp Laguna, North Carolina’s premier girls’ camp, he had two goals in mind: escape the memories of his cheating ex and avoid any other romantic entanglements. Then he meets C.C., the camp’s EMT and handyman. It doesn’t take long for Astro to realize that C.C. will pose far more problems to his peace of mind than his ex ever did.
 
C.C. is gay, unattached, and interested. He’s also a playboy of the worst order, and Astro is all too aware that they only have nine weeks together before the summer ends. So Astro has a choice: fan the flames between them and hope he can seduce C.C. into a relationship that lasts past the end of the summer, or let the chance pass him by and protect his heart. 

Seducing C. C.

Stretching Limits - Sequel to Exploring Limits

  • Number: 978-1-61581-225-7
  • Release: March 17, 2010
  • Authors: Ariel Tachna, Nicki Bennett
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Gay / Lesbian
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

m/m, contemporary, BDSM
Page Count:  153
 
Having made a commitment to see where their relationship leads, actors Jonathan Braedon, Devon Aldridge, and Kit Webster are taking advantage of a long weekend break from filming the miniseries Camelot to escape their castmates and head for the coast of France. They're already exploring options they'd never before considered, and at a cottage with a private beach, they'll stretch the limits of their growing intimacy and introduce a new level of kinkiness to their loveplay.

Stretching Limits

Exploring Limits

  • Number: 9781615810994
  • Release: January 20, 2010
  • Authors: Ariel Tachna, Nicki Bennett
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Gay / Lesbian
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Page Count:  171
 
m/m, contemporary
 
Jonathan Braedon's successful acting career and consideration for his young son have always kept him from acting on his attraction to men. Newly cast as King Arthur in a BBC miniseries, he manages to conceal his interest in costars Devon Aldridge and Kit Webster—but Kit and Devon are just as interested in him. Rather than fighting over Jonathan, the two decide to seduce him together. Jonathan might have been able to hide his attraction to Devon and Kit individually... but together, they're too much to resist.
 
The three find themselves deciding what they want out of their lovemaking and their relationship, exploring options they'd never before considered or thought they'd left behind. Add a touch of kink to the mix, and Jonathan, Devon, and Kit discover that the perceived limits of the past are really just the beginning.

Exploring Limits

All for One

  • Number: 9781615812226
  • Release: February 5, 2010
  • Authors: Ariel Tachna, Nicki Bennett
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Gay / Lesbian
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Page Count:  352
 
Aristide, Léandre, and Perrin pledge only three loyalties in life: their King, their captain, and their passion for each other. So when the musketeers discover a plan to accuseM. de Tréville of treason, the initial impulse to kill the messenger, Benoît, is tempered by their need to unmask the plotter. But their first two suspects, the English ambassador and Cardinal Richelieu, prove to be innocent, forcing the musketeers to delve deeper into the inner machinations of the French court.
 
Meanwhile, Aristide finds himself falling in love with the illfated messenger, a blacksmith without a home who rouses all of his protective, possessive instincts. Benoît, however, has no interest in any man. Torn between desire and duty, Aristide must find a way to protect the King and clear his captain’s name—all while heeding the demands of his heart.
 
Read the story of the musketeers' friends, Teodoro Ciéza de Vivar and Lord Christian Blackwood, in Checkmate.

All for One

Reparation in Blood - Volume 4 of the Partnership in Blood Series

  • Number: 978-1-935192-32-9
  • Release: October 30, 2009
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: + Gay / Lesbian
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

m/m, paranormal
Page Count: 332
 
The war is at a fever pitch with both sides stretched to the limit, when the dark wizards score a shocking victory and capture Orlando St. Clair. Haggard with worry and grief at the separation from his lover, Alain fears that even if they find Orlando, the vampire's heart and mind may be far too broken to save.
 
Knowing the Alliance teeters on the brink, Christophe Lombard, the oldest, most powerful vampire in Paris leaves his self-imposed seclusion to join the fight. Alain's lost friend Eric Simonet, who betrayed him to join the dark wizards, is faced with a choice between revenge and redemption. And Jean, enraged by Orlando's capture, faces the most agonizing decision in his unlife as the final battle looms: Will their actions lead to the shattering of the Alliance or the salvation of the world?

Reparation in Blood

A Rose Among the Ruins

  • Number: 978-1-61581-052-9
  • Release: August 27, 2009
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal, + Gay / Lesbian, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Page Count: 105
 
After almost a generation of war, peace has come at last through the political marriage of a Mordyn princess to the prince of Ageselm. While escorting the bride, comrades-in-arms Rhicer and Kanath inadvertently drink a love potion intended for the newlyweds—and find themselves dealing with newfound desire for one another. As they struggle with their growing connection in a culture that despises same-sex love, Rhicer and Kanath face a terrible decision: give in to the social mores of their time and abandon love or answer the call of their hearts and leave Ageselm forever.

A Rose Among the Ruins