Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Releases & Happy New Year!

This week we have selected titles by Jere' M. Fishback and Laney Cairo on sale for 20% off GO SEE!!

Becoming Andy Hunsinger
by Jere' M. Fishback
283 pages / 65800 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-858-5
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It's 1975, and Anita Bryant's homophobic "Save Our Children" crusade rages through Florida. When Andy Hunsinger, a closeted gay college student, joins in a demonstration protesting Bryant's appearance in Tallahassee, his straight boy image is shattered when he's "outed" by a TV news reporter. In the months following, Andy discovers just what it means to be an openly gay in a society that condemns love between two men. Can Andy's friendship with Travis, a devout Christian who's fighting his own sexual urges, develop into something deeper?

Fountain of the Worlds
by Laney Cairo
213 pages / 58800 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-857-8
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Island ran away from his past and settled into a new life as a bar owner in Melbourne, Australia, with a quietly promising relationship with Faith, his manager. The past hasn't forgotten Island, however, which is obvious when Schrödinger, the talking cat, arrives at the bar. Island's allegiances to his ex-lover, Trouble, draw Island and Faith to the City and into a territorial dispute for a small corner of the universe.
Faith's willingness to trust Island and Trouble, and her innate sneakiness, are all that stand between their team and a clan of ambitious and hungry vampires.
If they survive the fighting, Faith, Island and Trouble will have to figure out what to do about their relationship. And who gets custody of the cat.

Coming Next Week:

Y'all have a safe and happy New Year!!!

January 7, 2015

by JL Douglas

What Moira wants: an easy summer camp job. What Moira gets: Millie.

Genre: LGBT, Romance, Edgy YA

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vitamins and Death - Edgy Young Adult new release

Vitamins and Death

by Medeia Sharif
172 pages / 51100 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-843-1


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Deidra Battle wants nothing more than to be invisible. After her mother, a public school teacher, engages in an embarrassing teacher-student affair at Lincoln High, they relocate to a different neighborhood and school. Being her mother's briefcase, Deidra joins her mother at her new workplace, Hodge High. Since her mother has reverted to her maiden name and changed her appearance, she thinks no one will figure out they're the Battles from recent news and that they're safe. Neither of them is. Hodge brings a fresh set of bullies who discover details about the scandal that changed Deidra's life. Feeling trapped at home with an emotionally abusive, pill-addicted mother and at school with hostile classmates who attempt to assault and blackmail her, Deidra yearns for freedom, even if she has to act out of character and hurt others in the process. Freedom comes at a price.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Release - Murder in Torbaydos

Murder in Torbaydos
by Ian Krender
351 pages / 97600 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-832-5
Old houses hide secrets, sometimes dark ones.
In the 1970s, London based family Marjorie, Stanley, and their theatrically bent son fall in love with a dilapidated Victorian seaside villa. Dreaming of a better life, they transform the property into a luxury guesthouse, ignorant of the tragic events that occurred there at the beginning of the century. They discover that their guests are not the only other occupants in the building.
The souls trapped within the house offer the temptation of wealth and power, but all come with a deadly price. Stanley, supported by his ambitious wife, enters political office. Marjorie will stop at nothing to achieve her goals for her husband, no matter who gets in the way.
Thirty years later, an affluent gay couple, Jez and Graham, purchase the hotel, which now unoccupied has once again fallen into disrepair. They are blissfully unaware of the building's grisly past. Jez falls under the influence of the spirits within the house, rapidly achieving fame, fortune, and a life beyond his wildest imagination, but the price is ultimately the corruption of his very soul.
Bound by a common destiny, both Marjorie and Jez's fates lie inextricably intertwined across time, connected to the house. Their gruesome realization is that death is not necessarily a release.
Warning: Occasional scenes of graphic violence

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New Fantasy Release Available!!

The Dybbuk's Mirror
by Alisse Lee Goldenberg
227 pages / 63600 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-801-1
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It has been nearly two years since the events in The Strings of the Violin, and Carrie has adjusted to life as a university student far from her friends. However, when the path to Hadariah is sealed, she starts to fear malevolent forces may be behind the other strange occurrences around her. After trying to contact Lindsay and Rebecca to get help in unraveling the mystery, Carrie discovers that her friends are in fact missing. With no way of knowing who to trust, Carrie must find a way back to the land she once saved to rescue her friends from the dybbuks' clutches.
Reuniting with the dybbuk princess Emilia, and finding a new friend in the mysterious farmer Mikhail, Carrie must once again do battle with Asmodeus’s forces, and help stop the chaos that threatens to overtake the land while striving to save both Lindsay and Rebecca. For the first time, Carrie is working without the two friends who have helped her through every major decision in her life. Carrie must learn to rely on herself, and find her own strengths to save those she holds dear.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

On sale this week...

Get 20% off The Second Mango by Shira Glassman, this week only!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Review Round-Up March 21 - May 2, 2014

Enjoy our latest review round-up. As always we appreciate our readers, reviews and authors as you are all the life blood of Torquere & Prizm.  If you have a review we missed please post it in the comments for others to enjoy as well.

If you would like to grab a new book to read or a few use our coupon "reviewmay2014" during checkout for 20% off your order.

Cryselle's Bookshelf

Captive Magic by Angela Benedetti

Mrs Condit & Friends

Top Bidder by Sean Michael
Ruby: Lost and Found by MD Grimm
Peridot: War and Peace by MD Grimm

Love Romances & More Reviews

Roll by Lynn Townsend
Another Believer by Stephanie Vaughan

Hearts on Fire Reviews

Your Heart Was a Legend by Emily Nakanishi
Controlling Parker by Sean Michael
Another Believer by Stephanie Vaughan
Roll by Lynn Townsend

Manic Readers Reviews

Herc's Mercs: The Bigger They Come

Joyfully Jay Reviews

Begin and End with You by AR Moler
Call of the Night Singers by Ari McKay
Take it Like a Man Anthology edited by Elizabeth L. Brooks

Long and Short Reviews

The Co-Walkers Awakening by Hermine G Steinberg
Ghost of a Chance by Ari McKay
Eagle Peak by Elizabeth Fontaine

MM Good Book Reviews

All Will Be Revealed by U Z. Eliserio
Full Moon Dating: Coy and Denver by Julia Talbot

Love Bytes (formerly Sid Love Reviews)

Stories Beneath Our Skin by Veronica Sloane

Rainbow Book Reviews

Amber by T. Strange
Eagle Peak by Elizabeth Fontaine
Herc's Mercs: The Bigger They Come by Ari McKay
Secui Domos by Kiernan Kelly
To Command or Be Commanded by Mychael Black
Tempering Cross by Jaya Christopher
Dragonfall by Winnie Jerome
Ollie's Jock by Nicole Forcine
A Taste of Sin by Kassandra Lea
Another Believer by Stephanie Vaughan
Subspace by Kiernan Kelly
Yes, Master: a BDSM collection by Sean Michael
Velvet Scars (VG Resurrection 2) by Sean Michael

Top 2 Bottom Reviews

Velvet Scars (VG Resurrection 2) by Sean Michael

Read the Rainbow

Wild Ride by Raven de Hart

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Release from Alyx J. Shaw

Get 20% off the first two books in Alyx J. Shaw's A Strange Place in Time series this week!

A Strange Place in Time - Book 3
by Alyx J. Shaw
278 pages / 81500 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-664-2
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The battle has begun, and old friends become new enemies, and allies become traitors. The Court of Hercandoloff realises that the only way to avert true disaster is attack the instigators of the rising darkness, and that will take a great deal of secrecy and deception. As Arrowsmith returns to Earth to persuade a friend to come to Dargoth, the Wizard-King Blackbird finds himself facing foes alone in his own palace, as the army rides north to the Kingdom of Kirianna.
With the Master Thief blinded and missing, Blackbird sick and injured, and only a matter of days before one adversary is brought back form the dead, plans have to be made, and quickly. There is no chance of real victory, only of a stalemate, and that is with every member of the Court present.
The search for Infamous leads the Court to the dead remains of the holy city of Palaklais, and the Temple of the Creator, but what they find there does not give them hope. The god of madness, SkullDigger, awaits them, as the most powerful of their adversaries, Rhaklan the Damned. The Court is without one of its most important members, and the strongest of their foes have joined forces. The Court has no choice but to fight, after they make plans for their own imminent demise.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New Release from Elizabeth Fontaine

Eagle Peak
by Elizabeth Fontaine
191 pages / 59700 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-661-1
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Eagle Peak, population 596, has two bars, five churches, and a vibe (or lack thereof) that couldn’t be more different than Sean's native Minneapolis. Moving to rural small town Minnesota, Sean must leave his life of acting classes, going to all-ages shows, and hanging out with friends, to enter into a world of pep rallies, pick-up trucks and country pop.
Sean’s inclination for heavy eyeliner, black attire, and surly attitude make him an easy target of suspicion, intrigue, and prejudice in the small town of Eagle Peak. But despite Sean’s growing sense of dread and depression, small town Minnesota also offers a lot of firsts: he becomes the love interest of three classmates of which one is a closeted gay boy afraid of his own sexuality, he is surprised to discover and chant with a Buddhist family in town, and he gets in the middle of an abusive father and his town jock son. Sean’s old life of theater, live music, and diverse friends collides with his new life in Eagle Peak, and Sean is left confused about what he thought he knew about small towns, the world he left behind, and himself.
Coming Next Week...

A Strange Place in Time Book III – The Merry Executioner Returns
by Alyx J. Shaw
The Court is without one of its most important members, and the strongest of their foes have joined forces. The Court has no choice but to fight, after they make plans for their own imminent demise.
Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Paranormal Release from Foxglove Lee

This week, we have selected titles from Foxglove Lee, Kiernan Kelly, and Sean Michael on sale for 20% off! Check 'em out here:

Tiffany and Tiger's Eye
by Foxglove Lee
234 pages / 67000 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-648-2
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How many secrets can a family keep?
If there's one thing Rebecca knows, it's how to hide her problems. But with a rock-and-roll dad who drinks too much and a mom who works day and night, Rebecca needs a sympathetic ear. That's why she tells her troubles to Yvette, an antique doll that once belonged to her grandmother.
In the summer of 1986, after her father's strange disappearance, Rebecca and her little brother are sent to the cottage with Aunt Libby and Uncle Flip. Rebecca's relieved to get away from the city, and her relief grows to bliss when she meets Tiffany, a water-skiing blonde who dresses like Madonna, makes her own jewelry, and claims to see auras.
But strange things happen when Rebecca spends time with Tiffany. Her aunt and uncle are convinced she's acting out -- and she'd have good reason to, considering they obviously know where her father is and won't say -- but she can't convince them she isn't the one trashing her bedroom and setting fires. As crazy as it seems, Yvette must be the culprit.
There's nothing more dangerous than a jealous doll that knows all your secrets...

Monday, February 17, 2014

Designing a hero

I have never liked Helen of Troy. She seems so helpless. Homer and others portray her as beautiful, yes, but to me she seems egotistical, self-centered and weak. So when it occurred to me that a kidnapped princess was a good place to begin a story, I set out to describe a  very different young woman than Helen.

Yes Thalassai, the heroine of my novel  Moon of the Goddess, is pampered and lives sheltered in a palace, but when she is plunged into danger, she faces her fears and her kidnappers. She finds there is strength in her, and smarts.  

Sure there is a hero, her brother Melanion, who sets out to free her. He has an important role, and a dangerous journey to make. But when he gets to the kidnappers’ city, he finds that Thalassai has grown stronger and can play a role in her own rescue.

True, it wouldn’t be a novel if things were simple. The god Poseidon is fighting an ancient goddess so the situation is tangled. But it seems important to me that our protagonists offer strong role models not just beautiful, helpless heroes and heroines. They can be flawed as we all are, but finding a way to face and conquer our flaws can make a good story.

Cathy Hird

Monday, January 20, 2014

Coming This Week...

Coming This Week

Your Heart was a Legend
by Emily Nakanishi
Frankie is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Tobias. In a small town with even smaller minds, how can he even come out of the closet, let alone confess his feelings?
Genre: Contemporary, Teen, Coming of Age

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Release from Alyx J. Shaw

A Strange Place in Time - Book 2
By: Alyx J. Shaw
187 pages / 54400 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-635-2
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What do a biker, a drunk dwarf, a half-elven thief, a wizard and god of insanity have in common? More than a person would think. John Arrowsmith, a lost biker who managed to fall through a liminal between two worlds to land of Dargoth, has reached the City of the White Palace, but his adventure is far from over. The palace has risen, and a number of delegates from all over the land have come to speak with the Wizard-King. Strange happenings give rise to concern, and old enemies are rising from the grave to darken the land once more. Complications, both big and small, combine in a tangled and threatening plot, and only the gods themselves know what is happening. But the gods are not speaking, and when Arrowsmith finally decides (with a little prodding) to ask them, he encounters something that only adds to the tangle. Recovering now from a violent attack by the god of madness, it becomes clear that he and his friends and half-elven lover Infamous are going to have to fight subterfuge with subterfuge. Which begs the question – where exactly does one find a five foot ten inch albino virgin prince…?
Coming Next Week...

Your Heart was a Legend
by Emily Nakanishi
Frankie is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Tobias. In a small town with even smaller minds, how can he even come out of the closet, let alone confess his feelings?
Genre: Contemporary, Teen, Coming of Age