Available Now: Valley of the Silk Sky, Part 1, by Dylan Edwards

VoSS_part1_coverBeing legally dead is causing Razi some problems, and xer only chance of escape from bureaucratic limbo will involve a dangerous trek through wolfcat territory.

Meanwhile, Halvanylila is supposed to be learning to hunt and fight, but it’s hard to concentrate when there are fascinating plants to be scienced at.

Now they’re both lost in the middle of nowhere, and they’ll need each other’s help and unique expertise to find their way out.

One problem: those wolfcats. Oh, wait, and a troupe of bandits? Two problems. But hey, as long as nothing else goes wrong …

Currently available as a hi-res PDF on Gumroad: https://gum.co/VKkRW

Also available on ComiXology

Dylan Edwards is one of the newest members of Out in Colorado. His YA scifi graphic novel Valley of the Silk Sky features several different alphabet soup letters, including nonbinary gender, asexual, trans, and queer. Valley of the Silk Sky has been nominated for a DINKy Award for Outstanding Work from Colorado. The winners will be announced on March 26.

 

Available Now: The Worst Bad Thing, by J.E. Birk

The Worst Bad Thing-build (1)Iceland, Stonehenge, London, Paris….

To the casual observer, it looks like a dream trip. For Tate O’Reilly, it’s anything but. He’s a man on a mission to rectify a critical mistake, and there’s nothing to hold him back—certainly not friends or family. For Tate, it all comes down to one simple thing—he must fix what he has broken.

What he doesn’t count on is meeting Gabriel Carillo. Gabriel is kind, mysterious, and seems to be on his own mission to ensure their paths keep crossing. But Tate’s hiding an awfully big secret—one he’s certain even Gabriel can’t forgive.

Does a man’s past have to determine his future? In the middle of cities filled with history, Tate is going to find out.

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from All Romance Ebooks

Available Now: Shadows & Light, by Cari Z

A fight to the death against his former master turns into a chance for Rafael, an assassin denied the immortality he lived to achieve, to learn the shocking truth about the fate he was spared.

shadowsandlight_800Rafael wanted nothing more than to serve his immortal master, Xian, a High One of Clare, who taught him from an early age how to be an assassin. But after failing the final test, Rafael was turned out into the Lower City, abandoned by the one person he thought he could count on.

Years of hatred and thoughts of revenge have fueled Rafael’s quest for vengeance, but when the time comes to strike at Xian, he hesitates and is taken prisoner. Rafael expects to die, either at Xian’s hand or at the hand of Myrtea, his sadistic mistress.

Instead Xian heals him, spares him a brutal interrogation and tells him the dark truth driving the ruthlessness of the High Ones—the source of their immortality is spent. Soon the city will devolve into chaos as High Ones battle one another and the rebelling denizens of the Lower City for power and resources. Xian wants to spare Rafael that pain, just as he spared him the pain of becoming a High One a decade earlier.

Their only chance for survival is to escape Clare before civil war breaks out. Even if they make it out of the city, though, there’s no guarantee that Xian will live through the agonizing process of becoming human again. The only ones they can rely on are each other…if Rafael can bring himself to once again trust his former master, the only man he’s ever loved.

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from All Romance Ebooks

Available Now: Winter Oranges, by Marie Sexton

WinterOranges_200x300Jason Walker is a child star turned teen heartthrob turned reluctant B-movie regular who’s sick of his failing career. So he gives up Hollywood for northern Idaho, far away from the press, the drama of L.A., and the best friend he’s secretly been in love with for years.

There’s only one problem with his new life: a strange young man only he can see is haunting his guesthouse. Except Benjamin Ward isn’t a ghost. He’s a man caught out of time, trapped since the Civil War in a magical prison where he can only watch the lives of those around him. He’s also sweet, funny, and cute as hell, with an affinity for cheesy ’80s TV shows. And he’s thrilled to finally have someone to talk to.

But Jason quickly discovers that spending all his time with a man nobody else can see or hear isn’t without its problems—especially when the tabloids find him again and make him front-page news. The local sheriff thinks he’s on drugs, and his best friend thinks he’s crazy. But Jason knows he hasn’t lost his mind. Too bad he can’t say the same thing about his heart.

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Available Now: Lost Along the Way, by Marie Sexton

Lost Along the Way-400x600Three months after losing his parents in a car crash, Denver weatherman Daniel Whitaker returns to Laramie, Wyoming. It’s bad enough dealing with the death of his parents and his failing relationship of fifteen years, but when he finds his childhood home full of clutter, Daniel is at a loss. He enlists Landon, his parents’ sexy neighbor, to help him sort through the mess.

Landon Kushner is a study in contradictions. He builds wind sculptures out of scrap metal and loves the outdoors, but he also rides a mint-green Vespa and has an affinity for knitting and fortune-telling. He’s been friends with Daniel’s parents for years, and he’s more than willing to lend a hand.

Their plan is simple: clean the house so Daniel can sell it and get back to his life in Denver. But when a strange cookbook comes into Landon’s possession, Daniel begins to realize that the universe – and Granny B – may have other plans.

Top2Bottom Reviews says: “Realistically written with characters that were both likable and humanly flawed, Lost Along the Way is a tale not to be missed. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more by Ms. Sexton in the future and recommend this book for those who are looking for a well-written romance with realistic storyline. Highly Recommended!” (Read the full review here.)

GET Lost Along the Way HERE:

from Dreamspinner Press

from ARe

from Amazon

from Barnes and Noble

from Google Play

Meet the Authors at these Upcoming Events

Find your favorite Out in Colorado authors at these Colorado events:

Mountain of Authors

Colorado Springs

April 4th, 2015

Meet Caitlin Ricci and Jess Roth

Admission is Free

Starfest

Denver

April 17-19, 2015

Meet Caitlin Ricci and A.M. Burns/A.J. Marcus

Denver Comic Con

May 23-25, 2015

Six Out in Colorado authors will present a panel on writing GLBT characters.

Details TBA

PrideFest

Denver

June 20-21, 2015

Meet OiC authors! Buy books! Get autographs!

Available Now: Marked by Grief

Marked by Grief

By Caitlin Ricci

MarkedbyGriefLGSix months after Kit lost his big brother to a drunk driver, he’s alone and feeling like everyone has left him behind. He struggles to get out of bed, to feed himself, to talk to his parents. Worst of all, the man he loves, his brother’s best friend, hasn’t spoken to him since the funeral.

Tattoo artist Jason always planned to wait until Kit was a bit more experienced and mature before he told Kit how he felt about him. But Bear’s death changes everything, and Jason opts to give Kit space to heal.

However, the next time they meet, Jason is startled at how far Kit has deteriorated, so he takes him home. Simply taking care of Kit isn’t enough. Marking Kit with the tattoo he demands opens a window, but Jason still isn’t getting through, until he begins ordering Kit around and sees how receptive Kit is to his strong hand.

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New Releases and Denver Pride

New Releases

GAY:

From the discovery and acceptance of our queer selves within the purely American landscape of the ‘50s, from the Big Party engendered by Stonewall, to the scourge of AIDS and on to present day, the heroes of these stories are ourselves, still robust after all these years. Check out George Seaton‘s collection of stories, An American Memory

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Kasey Ralston likes cars, and Brandon Kenner has a whole collection of them. But can Kasey be normal enough for a relationship, despite his secret fetish? Find out in Marie Sexton‘s Normal Enough.

Also by Marie Sexton (co-written with L.A. Witt): A rodeo rider, an animal rights activist, and a little bit of rope. Roped In, coming on April 20th. Details can be found here.

Can the love of a handsome archer be enough for a wayward prince overcome the ghost of his past? Check out The Archer’s Arrow, by A.J. Marcus

Also by A.J. Marcus: Eagle’s Blood Fighting to save eagles from poachers, a wildlife rehabber finds love and support in the arms of a hunky parks and wildlife officer.

Hunters, by A.M. Burns (coming 4/24/14 from Harmony Ink): There are strange things in the woods of Cripple Creek as a young bigfoot unexpectedly falls for a human boy, but can their love bloom before hunters catch up to them? Details can be found here.

Marked by Grief, by Caitlin Ricci: Six months after Kit lost his big brother to a drunk driver, he’s alone and feeling like everyone has left him behind. He struggles to get out of bed, to feed himself, to talk to his parents. Worst of all, the man he loves, his brother’s best friend, hasn’t spoken to him since the funeral. Available April 30. Pre-Order it now.

LESBIAN:

moonchilled400When Shae was thirteen she ran away from a sexually and physically abusive alpha but getting to safety meant leaving her mate, Maiki, behind. Now that she’s twenty-three Shae has made an isolated life for herself with only the wolf inside of her for company. Caitlin Ricci‘s Moon Chilled, available April 23. Pre-order now.

Camellia, by Cari Z. and Caitlin Ricci. Can Danny make the woman determined to keep her at the end of her riding crop let her into her heart as well as her bed? Available May 7. Pre-order it now.

OTHER GLBT:

In order to save a boy no one else believes exists, Hannah Glass is willing to do almost anything. Irish Magic (Song of the Sea, Part 1), by Caitlin Ricci

Denver Pride, June 21-22

The Out in Colorado crew will be at Pride (which is the same weekend as RomCon, FWIW), selling and signing books. Make sure you stop by and say hello. We look forward to seeing you!