Friday, April 1, 2011

New Book Announcements

I'm very fortunate to have beta read some wonderful books that have since been published. However, since I read and helped with those early stages, I don't feel right posting reviews of them. Instead, I will give do a book announcement to bring attention to them.

Dioscuri
by Chrystalla Thoma
Novella-length
Young Adult Fantasy

When you are Zeus’ immortal son, you know you can get away with mostly anything. Bringing back the dead is not one of those things. Yet this is what Polydeukes does when his mortal twin, Kastor, dies. According to the dark deal he strikes with one of the gods, the brothers must alternate days in the land of the living, and  Kastor cannot be told, or the deal is off. On top of that, If Hades were to find out, all hell would break loose. Literally.

But Kastor begins to put two and two together, and keeping the secret becomes difficult for Polydeukes. Will Kastor break his brother’s deal and save Polydeukes from an eternity of punishment in Tartarus, or will Polydeukes find 
a way to save them both?



Princes for Hire
by Jamie Grey
Sword and Sorcery Fantasy
Short story

After winning his kingdom in a legendary poker game twenty years ago, Princess Mina’s father loses the kingdom just as easily. Now alone and penniless, Mina must rely on her sword to support them both.

When the princess-turned-mercenary is offered a contract to save a prince that will pay enough to keep her father laid up in luxury for yet another year, she and her business partner snap up the deal. Dragons and all. 


But when she’s faced with a seedy mage and a prince who doesn’t want 
any woman to rescue him, Mina quickly learns the so-far-unseen dragon is the least of her worries.


Lair of the Jaguar God
by Marie Dees
M/M erotica
Novel

In the steamy Guatemalan jungle, Kit fights to prove his archeological skills while struggling with his attraction to the seductive Tony, who arouses feelings he is desperate to deny. Tony has his own secrets. A were-jaguar, he is still bound to the ruined Mayan city he once protected, but instinct draws him to the reluctant Kit. 

What power does this young man have over an immortal Mayan god? Will Tony find out before looters destroy the last remains of his ancestors, or will he lose everything, including a chance for freedom?

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