Frank's a rising star in the world of journalism and he'll do anything for the next big scoop. Getting locked in a cellar with a starving vampire wasn't exactly on his career plan, though. It's then that Frank realizes there are some things more important than a story--like staying alive, for instance. Luckily, his cellmate Victor turns out to be more than just a pretty face and a sharp set of fangs...A part of the 2010 Daily Dose Set, Midsummer's Nightmare, which includes 30 M/M stories of supernatural romance that may feature an edge of suspense and heart-pounding fear; a taste of the paranormal worlds of ghosts, vampires, and werewolves; and even the stuff of nightmares and dreamscapes.
Photographer Ethan is pretty sure there's no such thing as a jackalope--every bunny he's ever seen has been a cute little furry thing, not a dangerous, horned beastie. But somehow he finds himself dragged into Parkhurst Forest to look for them by big, tough hunter Logan, who drives Ethan mad with continual comments about his "daintiness." When the jackalopes lure Logan away, however, Ethan is left to the mercies of an escaped convict from the local prison. Rescue comes from an unexpected source--and Ethan discovers the true reason for Logan's personal remarks!
Sequel to Poacher's FallMidwinter Manor: Book TwoLandowner Philip Luccombe has been enjoying a passionate relationship with young poacher turned gamekeeper Danny Costessey for four years now. Danny's love has brought him out of the shell he retreated into when his first lover died after the Great War. But this Christmas, visitors to the manor threaten their happiness. Philip's young cousin Matthew is artistic, vivacious, and flirtatious: just the sort to remind him of his long-dead first love--and to emphasise the social gulf between Philip and Danny. But the worst danger comes from much nearer home. An old flame of Danny's is discovered in incriminating circumstances, forcing the lovers to keep their distance for fear of being tarred with the same brush. Meanwhile, Danny's younger brother, Toby, has grown to resent the connection between his brother and the lord of the manor. Danny wants to do the right thing--but that could divide the lovers forever.
Midwinter Manor: Book OneOne snowy night just before Christmas, 1922, poacher Danny Costessey rounds off a night trapping rabbits by climbing a tree to fetch some mistletoe for his mother--only to fall and break his leg. Taken to the manor house to recover from his injuries, Danny meets the reclusive owner, Philip Luccombe. Village gossip has it Luccombe went mad during the war, but Danny soon realizes he's simply still mourning his late lover. As friendship grows between them, Danny starts to fall for handsome, shy Philip. Danny's lively nature, roguish good looks, and ready laughter enchant Philip, and he finds himself being drawn out of his shell whether he will it or not. But when Danny tries to move beyond friendship, Philip panics--and his rejection threatens not only their happiness, but Danny's health.Previously published as the short story Pleasures With Rough Strife in December 2009 by Dreamspinner Press.
When Martin Lowrie rescues a wildcat from a snare, he thinks a few scratches and a tetanus jab are the worst consequences he'll have to face. But then he meets the enigmatic and strangely compelling Calum. He spends the night with the handsome, unsettling Irishman and discovers Calum's secret: he's the wildcat Martin rescued, in human form. But Calum's not the only werecat in the village, and the others aren't so keen to risk Martin revealing their secret, no matter how much Calum wants to protect Martin from harm.
As coxswain of a Cambridge college rowing team, pint-sized Dave Tanaka has eight strapping athletes hanging on his every word, their strength at his command. Leading his crew to win their oars might be easier if Dave didn't have to hide his crush on Archie, the stroke rower - but as they prepare for their final race, Dave doesn't suspect that Archie is in the same boat as him in more ways than one!
A lover from another timeWhen Ted Ennis steps out the doors of the Criterion Theatre for a cigarette and finds himself in Victorian London, he begins to doubt his sanity. At first he thinks it's all a film set, and is sure that the strikingly handsome young man leaning against a lamppost must be the leading man...What starts as a sordid transaction with a beautiful rent boy quickly turns into something much deeper, drawing him back again and again as he gets to know Jem and craves meaningful encounters with him.But Ted doesn't understand the exact conditions necessary for his trips through time-and for Jem, time may actually be running out. Now Ted has one last shot to get back to Jem and save their relationship, before it's too late...27,000 words
A vacation is exactly what these men need to find love in their lives. It may be about looking for a little fun, gaining a fresh perspective after a breakup, or building up the nerve to take the plunge. Whether they travel by plane, train, or automobile, none of them want to go it alone. They're hoping romance will be the ticket to finding paradise in another man's arms. Stories included: Haunted by Jana Denardo Off the Tracks by Chelle Dugan Krung Thep, City of Angels by Zee Kensington Sunlight on Water by Susan Laine Fall Forward by Jamie Lowe A Good Night's Sleep by Anna Martin All You Need by Dar Mavison All at Sea by JL Merrow Something Different by Sean Michael Perpendicularity by Mal Peters The Jeep Guy by Eric Renner Know Nobody by G.R. Richards Reconnecting by Claire Russett Mending and Moving On by Cecilia Ryan New Lease by B.G. Thomas See excerpt for story blurbs
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