Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Waiting On A Pants Losing: February Pants Droppers (2013)

A brand new month equals another month of New Releases, some I will read some I will never get the chance to (a bittersweet affair). I read one book off my January Pants Droppers list and will read a second one this week, and have four of them scheduled to read. *Squee* I call that progress folks. Will keep you updated if I read any off this list (Screwing the System is so getting read this week).

Here's what made my list for February Pants Droppers!

Plan B by SJD Peterson
Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Feb 6th 2013
Excitability: 4.5/5 (The blurb really pulled me in, because straight guy is about to get schooled)

Danny Marshal has always lived his life out loud, but his androgynous appearance is only a small part of who he is. One night at a frat party, Danny meets Lance Lenard, football jock and apparent straight guy. Lance is shocked when he's immediately attracted to Danny's feminine side. Danny is happy to be the subject of Lance's first man-on-man experiment—until Lance begins to struggle with the fact that despite his appearance, Danny is indeed a man.

Lance's whole life has been focused on his goal of playing in the NFL, and he knows those dreams will be smashed if anyone finds out about his little secret. Although Lance has grown to crave Danny's touch, he's not willing to give Danny what he's grown to crave: a boyfriend who's proud to love him for every flamboyant and snarky cell in his body.

Life sends Danny and Lance in different directions, each of them focused on his respective Plan A. But the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

Choices & Changes by K.L Belanger
Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Feb 11th 2013
Excitability: 4.5/5 (Loving that books are taking a swing at gender and cross-dressing)


On the cusp of his twenty-fifth birthday, Bo Sanford grows frustrated with his directionless life. Slaving away at his father’s construction company all week and partying every weekend leaves him little time for introspection, but he knows it’s time for a change. When his best friend, Mac, drags him to a college party, Bo catches sight of a girl. But not just any girl—the girl of his dreams: a delicate blonde-haired beauty with a pink scarf and a smile that promises warmth and humor. There’s just one problem: she isn’t a girl.

Even after Bo discovers the truth, he keeps seeing Erick, and the choice to follow his heart despite the obstacles has profound repercussions on not only his sense of self but his relationship with his family and even his job. Being with Erick makes him all the more determined to be his own man and claw his way out from under his father’s thumb.

But Erick faces choices of his own: the choice to get involved with someone redefining his sexuality, the choice to trust again, and even the choice to believe love can last beyond the temporary.

Venetian Mask by Kim Fielding
Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Feb 11th 2013
Excitability: 4/5 (That cover is Awesome! plus the blurb sounds exciting)


Jeff Dawkins’s last partner left him with a mortgage he can’t afford and nonrefundable tickets for a month’s vacation in Europe. Despite a reluctance to travel, Jeff decides to go on the trip anyway. After all, he’s already paid for it. He packs a Kindle loaded with gay romance novels and arrives in Venice full of trepidation. There he meets the handsome and charming expat Cleve Prieto, who offers to serve as his tour guide. Jeff has serious misgivings—he wasn’t born yesterday, and something about Cleve doesn’t sit right—but anything is better than wandering the canals alone. With Cleve’s help, Jeff falls in love with Venice and begins to reconcile with his past. For the first time, Jeff finds himself developing strong feelings for someone else. But he can’t be sure who that person is because Cleve’s background remains a mystery embroidered with lies.

Then a dark figure from Cleve’s past appears, and Jeff must choose whether to let Cleve flee alone or to join him on a desperate run through central Europe. Maybe Jeff will finally be able to see behind Cleve’s masks—if he survives the journey.

Screwing The System by Josephine Myles
Samhain Publishing
Release date: Feb 12th  2013
Excitability: 5/5 (Jo Myles, BDSM, Mind Blown)

He’s nobody’s bitch. Until he gets a ride on the bitch seat.

Forced to apply for a job he doesn’t want, Cosmo Rawlins has only one aim in mind: fail the interview and get back to making music. Except his attempt to shock the older, sharp-suited Alasdair Grant doesn’t have the desired effect.

Instead of getting thrown out of the office by flaunting an interest in BDSM, Cosmo finds himself on his knees, apologizing to the sexy, good-looking Top.

Alasdair has more important things on his mind than training a novice sub, especially a rebellious bad boy like Cosmo. But there’s something beneath the younger man’s defiant attitude that’s too intriguing to ignore.

As Alasdair takes Cosmo in hand—and for a wild ride on his Harley—he becomes obsessed with bending the young rocker to his will, both in and out of bed. Until he goes one demand too far, and Cosmo is gone in a cloud of dust. Forcing Alasdair to admit that earning Cosmo’s loyalty—and love—will involve the toughest challenge he’s ever faced.

Product Warnings
This title contains an overbearing Top with a less-than-glamorous job, a rebellious brat who refuses to call him sir, and a total lack of high-end BDSM clubs or playrooms. Expect floggings over the kitchen table instead.

The Vampyre's Revenge by Tracy Rowan
Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Feb 13th 2013
Excitability: 3.5/5 (Sounds cute!)

Podgy fanboy Frank Vogel lives a dead-end life. He’s addicted to pop culture, Internet porn, and fantasies about Rebecca Hansen, a Buffy-like cheerleader from his high school days, but he yearns for something more. When he finds out Mrs. Carlson, his sweet, elderly landlady, is a vampire, a whole new world opens up to him. Blinded by dreams of sexy, mysterious vampires, Frank begs Mrs. Carlson to turn him. Against her better judgment, she does.

Unfortunately, Frank's life doesn't seem much different afterward. Then he runs into his unwitting nemesis, Will Chase--former high-school football team captain, former boyfriend to Rebecca--and makes gleeful plans to destroy him... until he discovers that he and Will have a lot in common.

Tell Me It's Real by TJ Klune
Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Feb 15th 2013
Excitability: 5/5 (Shit is about to get EPIC plus chubby guy)

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He’s thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

Enter Vince Taylor.

Vince is everything Paul isn’t: sexy, confident, and dumber than the proverbial box of rocks. And for some reason, Vince pursues Paul relentlessly. Vince must be messing with him, because there is no way Vince could want someone like Paul.

But when Paul hits Vince with his car—in a completely unintentional if-he-died-it'd-only-be-manslaughter kind of way—he's forced to see Vince in a whole new light. The only thing stopping Paul from believing in Vince is himself—and that is one obstacle Paul can’t quite seem to overcome. But when tragedy strikes Vince's family, Paul must put aside any notions he has about himself and stand next to the man who thinks he's perfect the way he is.

You Belong With Me by Jeff Erno
Harmony Ink Press
Release Date: Feb 15th 2013
Excitability: 4.5/5 (Jeff Erno YA, and the cover is super cute)

Wesley Harris is sixteen and openly gay, at least to his family and friends. Often bullied at school, he's shy and reserved. Wesley has a penchant for designing T-shirts, and he's a gifted artist. When Brad Johnson, one of the school's most admired jocks, moves in next door, the two boys begin to develop a friendship. It begins when they see each other through their bedroom windows and start exchanging notes with each other. Brad has a notebook upon which he writes messages which he holds up for Wesley to read, Wesley returns the gesture. 

This unique manner of communication leads them into a genuine friendship in which Brad confides in Wesley the issues with which he's struggling. His parents are divorcing, his girlfriend is cheating on him, and his father is critical of everything he does. Most significantly, Brad confesses to Wesley that he thinks he might be bisexual.

~What new releases have you excited this month?~


  1. I just finished one on my list, Laying Ghosts by James Buchanan (Deputy Joe novels). I really liked it! Next up, Plan B. Going to read it later on today. :)

    Like you, I can't wait to read Screwing the System and Tell Me It's Real. A few others I am looking forward to are Bound for Keeps by SE Jakes and Take It Off (Market Garden series) by LA Witt and Aleksandr Voinov. Sure glad I got some gift cards for Christmas. :D

  2. Guilty of some shameless self promotion:
    Barbarossa's Bitch is slated for release this month.
    I am terribly excited and plan to do lewd things with my first paperback copy of it (rub it all over my face, and hug it and squeeze it and call it George) because I love these boys so much.

    1. I didn't see it up on the SMP website for a coming soon?

    2. It's not up yet, but I have a cover and the date is Feb 22.


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