Seeing as how I’m always desperate for new LGBT YA genre fiction (novel-length, at that), I think that I should pimp out a couple of new titles that I’m treating myself to (as Christmas presents, of course!).
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Tucked safely away from the world on their peninsula, the three ‘Veld kingdoms–Estveld, Ostveld, and Norveld–have little to do with the rest of the world, instead focusing their efforts on fighting amongst themselves. But the world hasn’t forgotten about them, and the Cheil Empire has turned its armies their way.
The three ‘Velds ally together, but even their combined might is not enough to prevent their eventual defeat. The kings are forced to surrender, but the terms for Estveld and Ostveld appear suspiciously lenient; each kingdom maintains its independence, so long as the royal bloodline continues unbroken. The only catch seems to be that the Cheil Emperor is allowed to choose each generation’s bride.
Prince Cavan of Ostveld is unhappy with the terms because he fears he won’t be allowed to marry the princess to whom he was betrothed. Prince Gair of Estveld is disgruntled because he never intended to marry at all. But the surrender is already signed, and the princes are left with no choice but to travel to the capital of the Cheil Empire where they will learn who–or what–the Emperor has in store for them.
When the Jeffersons move to Darkfort, their reputation precedes them. Mrs. Jefferson has recently disappeared and everybody just knows her husband must have killed her. Suddenly, the whole town is in an uproar. But nobody is more shaken than Jamie Park, who falls in love with Timothy Jefferson. When Jamie finds out that Timothy’s a werewolf, he’s surprised, but not enough to stop inviting him to his bedroom every day after school. But then the school bully dies after a fight with Timothy, and Jamie starts thinking that maybe he is dating a monster, after all.
Then Jamie finds disturbing information about his father’s death, ten years before. He starts looking into Kevin’s death and decides there must be another werewolf pack in Darkfort. But Timothy doesn’t believe him. As Jamie starts to understand the true nature of werewolves, he is revolted by their violence. But when the Jefferson’s old pack turns up to destroy them, Jamie finds himself fighting along Timothy.
Fighting for the pack and for his life. And with a little luck, for a chance to unravel the mystery of Kevin’s and his father’s death.
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I look forward to reading these. New, upcoming talent deserves some exposure, and if you purchase these books, I hope you enjoy them and help spread the word. :)