Torquere Press

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Back in 2003, two writers and critique partners were getting tired of being told there was absolutely no market for male/male romance. Publishers all over the country were turning these stories down, but Shawn Clements and Lorna Hinson had been writing for years, and loved the spicy-hot aspect of m/m fiction. They knew other people felt the same way, and on the impetus of an online chat, Torquere Press was born.

Torquere Press has always been about the readers of LGBT romance, providing those readers with great stories about men and women who truly care about each other. Whether novel-length or short story, whether steamy or sweet, Torquere provides readers with the fiction they crave. The catalog has grown from those first five books released in September 2003 to approximately eighteen hundred titles and nearly two hundred authors, including Sean Michael, Chris Owen, and Stormy Glenn.

In 2007, Shawn and Lorna launched the Prizm Young Adult line, a labor of love created in the name of giving back to the LGBT community, who has been so supportive of Torquere through the years. Prizm books focus on the experiences of gay teens and young adults. Torquere has also supported charity with a short story collection for the last three years, with authors donating their royalties, and Torquere matching those donations 100%.

Torquere's tagline has always been, "Romance for the Rest of Us"™ and a lot of people have asked what that means. It means that Torquere pushes the boundaries, providing romance for readers who like to color outside the lines and believe that everyone deserves a happy ending. It means that you can love traditional romance and also embrace differences in life and love. Anyone can enjoy a Torquere Press book as long as they bring an open mind to the bookshelf, and as long as they enjoy a traditional romance with non-traditional characters.

Together, Shawn and Lorna have over 30 years of experience in the book industry, from graphic design, editing and copy writing, to library and bookstore management. Both ladies are also authors, with Shawn writing as BA Tortuga, and Lorna writing as Julia Talbot. Both reside just outside of Austin, Texas, where they write, travel, and spoil two amazing basset hounds.

Where to find Torquere Press online

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Cereus: Training
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,460. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Paranormal resort Cereus is running like clockwork, but a whole new crop of employees and guests, like bears, vampires and fallen angels, might require some extra training.
Bar None
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,320. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Join Kiernan Kelly, Sean Michael, Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga as they tell four sexy tales of bartenders and the men who love them.
Down the Chimney
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,520. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Sometimes all you want for Christmas is a heavenly good time. Nestled into stockings and tucked into bed, you'll delight with these yummy tales of delectable delights. If one hunky man is a dream, then two of them become a fabulous Christmas fantasy
Other Magical Creatures
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,820. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Witches and demons, shifters and ex-gods; Other Magical Creatures has it all. These stories explore the magical and human, all in hot m/m/f style.
Rough Draft
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 98,550. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Grey and Paul were good friends in college. Good friends with privileges. But they haven't been together in years. When Grey puts pen to paper and writes Paul a letter, he half expects it to be ignored. But Paul writes back and their old flame is rekindled.
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 175,370. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
This anthology gives a whole new meaning to the phrase animal attraction. Shifting features four novellas from Julia Talbot and Sean Michael that bring out the beast in all of us, from the slinky sensuality of the big cat to the tight social structure of the wolfpack, these stories show us what it’s like to be a little more, or less, than human in a human world.
The Five O'Clock Bar
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,030. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Join some of Torquere Press' favorite authors as they explore the world of midnight pancakes, good beer, hot men, and the Five O'Clock Bar!

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