It's a Saturday sale! We're offering 15% off your purchases from now through Monday night at midnight (est). Just put 'satnov2010' in the coupon code box when you check out at Torquere Books (www.torquerebooks.com) to get 15% off your order.
Sale good now through Monday November 15 at Midnight (est).
And because I've been meaning to review the Torquere authors from my f-list whom I've read and enjoyed (which is why they're on my f-list ;), and just haven't been able to get it together yet (hey, it's not much of a life, but it keeps me too bloody busy!), I would like to point you to:Eden Winters
, specifically Angel of 13th Street:
The Angel. That’s what the young hustlers call Noah Everett, the man who’ll help them get off the streets. Once a hustler himself, Noah doesn’t take his own good advice, which is, “Don’t let this ruin your life.” Haunted by the past and those he couldn’t save, Noah carefully keeps others at bay until his self-imposed loneliness is shattered by determined, ambitious, but homeless eighteen-year-old Jeremy Kincaid.
A ruthless pimp has targeted Jeremy, but if Noah will fight to get anonymous young men out of the life, he’ll fight harder to keep Jeremy from getting in, even if it means a return to old stomping grounds to make a deal with the devil. To save Jeremy, Noah risks more than just his body. He risks his soul as well, because Willie Carnell, pimp, was once Billy Cordell, Noah’s lover.Kara Larson
, specifically Bait:
Playing "bait" isn't a new task for Edric; he's used to doing whatever Father Osmer asks in their hunt for those subverting the will of the church. If he isn't being seduced by fey or testing the old legend about falling asleep under an apple tree, Edric's forced to investigate the most dangerous of church enemies: little old ladies living in the countryside. This one particular village reminds Edric of everything he tried to escape from: poverty, mud and livestock. What he doesn't expect to find is the most magical creature of all -- someone he loves, and someone willing to help him break free of Father Osmer.Lee Benoit
, specifically Master of None: The Eight of Pentacles:
Adiún has terrible luck with lovers. One has died, the other has been traded away to help the village, and he has no one left. Joining a troupe of acrobats, Adiún leaves his village in search of Devi, his old lover and best friend, hoping to save him from whatever fate has befallen him since he was sold.
He searches in brothels and slave pens with the help of his new friends, but when he finally finds Devi, Adiún is afraid too many bad things have happened for Devi to trust again. Can he find a way to convince his lover that they can have a life together?.PD Singer
, specifically anything in her 'Mountain' series, which begins with Fire on the Mountain:
When Jake signs up for a season as a forest ranger in the high country of Colorado, it seems like a great way to take a break before continuing his education. The mountains are beautiful, he gets to live in a cabin near a small lake where he can fish, and his partner Kurt is coaching him in archery. It’s heaven, with the occasional forest fire.
Kurt’s a good partner -- confident, competent, experienced, just what a rookie like Jake needs. He’s also good looking, not modest, and always around. Jake’s living in the closet, not just in the great outdoors, but is Kurt trying to get him to come sniff the fresh air? Jake can’t tell, but when a small fire whips out of control, things could really heat up!.
And, of course, Clare London
, whom I have
actually rev'd before, and I haven't actually read the ones she's published through Torquere, but I've read several others, and think you're safe taking your pick. ;)
(I've also got the non-Torquere authors to get to -- Chrissy Munder, Josh Lanyon,
and Tessa Buxton
-- but no one says you have to wait for me to give them a try! If you want to know which works of these three authors I've actually read, let me know, but actual reviews will have to wait for now.)