It only takes one night with Ash Gallagher to make Eli Hollister think he's finally met the right man at the right time. Good thing he doesn't bet on it, because Ash turns out to be a student in Eli's class at the local college. Eli can't deny he's attracted, but now it's complicated. He's already in enough trouble with the department head, a man who would like to see Eli denied his tenure and fired. Ash is looking forward to taking his life in a new direction. After serving one active-duty stint in the Marine Corps and another in the Reserves, he's ready to put his military life behind him. The last new experience he'd planned for this semester was to fall in lust with his English professor, but the more Eli resists, the more Ash is determined to have him. Then he discovers Eli's playing for keeps, and Ash is only interested in a fling... or is he? Between these two, when it comes to life and love, all bets are off.
Nach nur einer Nacht mit Ash Gallagher ist sich Eli Hollister sicher, dass er schließlich den richtigen Mann zum richtigen Zeitpunkt gefunden hat. Gut, dass er darauf nicht gewettet hat, denn wie sich herausstellt, ist Ash Student in einem seiner Kurse am örtlichen College. Eli kann die Anziehung nicht leugnen, doch jetzt wird es kompliziert. Er hat schon genug Probleme mit dem Leiter seiner Abteilung, dem es am liebsten wäre, Eli bekäme nicht die Festanstellung oder würde sogar gekündigt werden. Ash freut sich darauf, seinem Leben eine neue Richtung zu geben. Nachdem er bei den Marines und in der Reserve gedient hat, möchte er nun sein militärisches Leben hinter sich lassen. Der Lust zu seinem Englisch-Professor zu verfallen, war das Letzte, womit er in diesem Semester gerechnet hat, doch je mehr Eli sich ihm widersetzt, desto hartnäckiger ist Ash. Als er feststellt, dass Eli auf der Suche nach einer festen Beziehung ist, wo er selbst doch nur an einer Affäre interessiert ist ... oder etwa nicht? Alles ist möglich zwischen den beiden, wenn es um die Liebe und das Leben geht.
Andrei Cuza and Dean Marshall celebrated their tenth anniversary only to have their happiness shattered by a random, insane event: On his way home from closing a business deal, Dean stops on the parkway to help a young mother with her flat tire, and her ex arrives, murders them, and takes off with his two kids. Ghosts have haunted Andrei all his life. He bears the guilt for his sister being stuck in limbo, because ghosts are frozen at the moment they died, unable to adapt to the changes in their living loved ones. When Dean returns to Andrei as a ghost, the double punch of losing him and having to watch him founder if he doesn't move on is almost more than Andrei can bear. Despite dangers in limbo--Jackal Wraiths that devour souls are hunting him--Dean isn't going anywhere until he helps Andrei track down the missing children. Andrei is in danger as well when he pays dearly to feel Dean's touch one last time. Time is slowly running out as Dean and Andrei try to say good-bye while they track a killer who's more than happy to kill again. A Bittersweet Dreams title: It's an unfortunate truth: love doesn't always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.
When Roman politician Caelius inherits a stable of gladiators, there is one who captures his attention above the others...one whose eyes gleam with hate, pride and desire. Forced into slavery by Roman greed, Gaidres can barely conceal his contempt toward his new Dominus. Gaidres has a plan: kill Caelius and end the lineage of the Roman family that enslaved him. For his plan to succeed, he must make a show of respect and obedience-even when called on to service his master's desires. Gaidres is shocked to learn that in the confines of his quarters, Caelius doesn't want to dominate his slave, but to be taken by him. The sex is explosive as they break society's taboos and, to Gaidres's dismay, they form a tenuous relationship. Even when Caelius learns of Gaidres's plans for revenge, he knows he can't live without his perfect lover. Is he willing to risk it all to tame his gladiator's heart? 88,000 words
Sequel to My Heart Is Within YouBook Two of the Triquetra TrilogyHeartbroken by the death of his vampire lover, Jacob Corvin finds himself embroiled in the intricacies of vampire hierarchy. He is consumed with rage after Kristair's torment and death, and when The Syndicate returns he is more than ready to personally destroy every one of the power-hungry vampires. That anger and pain cannot be soothed, because before he disappeared, Kristair transferred all his memories and a piece of his soul to Jacob. So as hard as Jacob tries to move on-- he can't. Kristair's heart still beats in his chest, and Kristair's memories whisper to him. As he gets dragged further into a war between the vampires, Jacob starts to believe he's losing his mind. Those whispers and a feeling of Kristair's presence are growing within him, and he starts a desperate struggle to retain his own sense of self and sanity. But Kristair is not so easily silenced when he's determined to return to where he belongs. Best Gay Paranormal/Horror - Honorable MentionThis is so well written that I felt the agony Jacob was in and knew Ms. Labbe had gotten it right. 4.5/5 stars xbmbgrl @ Rainbow Reviews Haunted by Your Soul is packed with action, suspense, erotic moments, and at least one breathtaking setting. The ending left me salivating for the next book in the series. 4.5/5 Nymphs Scandalous Minx @ Literary Nymphs Reviews ...a bright and talented author bringing light to her characters and having them dance off the page with every word. 4.5 of 5 hearts Night Owl Romance
Basta una sola notte con Ash Gallagher perché Eli Hollister si convinca di aver finalmente trovato l'uomo giusto al momento giusto; fortuna che non ci ha scommesso sopra, perché Ash si rivela uno studente della sua classe al college locale. Eli non può negare la sua attrazione, ma adesso le cose si complicano; inoltre ha già abbastanza problemi col preside del suo dipartimento, un uomo gretto e meschino che aspetta solo l'occasione propizia per poterlo licenziare. Dal canto suo, Ash non vede l'ora di dare una svolta alla sua vita. Dopo aver prestato servizio nel corpo dei Marines e successivamente nella Riserva, è pronto a lasciarsi la vita militare alle spalle. L'ultima cosa che aveva programmato però era intrecciare una relazione col suo professore di letteratura inglese e più Eli resiste, più Ash è determinato ad averlo. Poi scopre che Eli ha intenzioni serie, mentre lui cerca solo un'avventura... oppure no? Su questi due, che si tratti di vita o di amore, non si possono fare scommesse.
After a grueling battle in ancient Greece, lovers Dexios and Lykon committed their lives to each other in the name of Goddess Cythera. After the war, fearing the strength of his love for Dexios, Lykon abandoned his vow and returned home. Heartbroken, Dexios called on Cythera, who changed him into four unfinished statues. In that form he would wait for his fickle lover to return, break the curse, and make him whole. Thousands of years have passed when Galen Kanellis finds the disassembled pieces in the storeroom of a Seattle museum and makes them the focus of his new exhibit. Needing information, he contacts his ex-lover Nick Charisteas. Nick has a lifelong dream of finding the Dexios Collection, and the last thing he expected was for it to wind up in the hands of the man who broke his heart. As both men search for answers about the statues, worries of abandonment and fear of loss test their renewed relationship, threatening to separate them again--this time permanently. Winner in the 2013 Rainbow Awards. Seventh (tie): Best Gay Paranormal Romance
Caleb Hudson and Hal Zimmer became best friends the day they stood up against the schoolyard bully together. Life's complicated enough with their friendship crossing racial lines in 1960s Charleston, South Carolina, but as time passes, they realize it's more than their friendship that sets them apart from other kids. At first, Caleb denies his feelings for Hal could be more than companionship. He supports his friend when Hal admits he's gay, but Caleb isn't ready to face his own truth. Hal becomes a staunch antiwar protester, and the divide between them widens after Caleb is drafted. But when Caleb returns from Vietnam, the time for denial is over. His homecoming sets off a series of events that force Caleb and Hal to confront their desires and what lines they're willing to cross to get what they truly want out of life.
Sequel to Haunted by Your SoulBook Three of the Triquetra TrilogyLovers Kristair and Jacob believe they're done with the supernatural and on the road to a new life. But the supernatural isn't done with them. A stalker is targeting vampires, tearing them from their sanctuaries and leaving them to burn in the sun, and when the vampires of Pittsburgh call upon the ancient Kristair, he cannot refuse them aid despite Jacob's objections. While their quest becomes more dangerous, tempers flare when Jacob tries to make Kristair understand the limitations of being human again. As they struggle to reach a balance between them, the other vampires become restless, eager to find the person responsible for the deaths of their own so they can vent their rage. But the enemy is closer than they ever imagined and carries a personal grudge against them. Their mental link gone and spiritual strength halved, Jacob and Kristair must conquer Kristair's newfound helplessness and learn to communicate with each other before their enemy destroys everything they've fought so hard to win. Best Gay Paranormal/Horror - Third Place
Une nuit avec Ash Gallagher, c'est tout ce qu'il faut à Eli Hollister pour se convaincre qu'il a enfin rencontré la bonne personne au bon moment. Heureusement qu'il n'avait rien parié là-dessus parce qu'il s'avère qu'Ash est étudiant dans la classe d'Eli à l'Université locale. Eli ne peut nier qu'il est attiré, mais la situation est complexe. Il a déjà assez de problèmes avec son directeur de département. Celui-ci ne souhaite qu'une chose : refuser à Eli sa titularisation et le renvoyer. Ash attend avec impatience de pouvoir passer à la prochaine étape. Après un tour sur le terrain dans les Marines et une période en tant que réserviste, il est prêt à mettre fin à sa carrière militaire. La dernière chose qu'il imaginait expérimenter ce semestre était de tomber sous le charme de son professeur de littérature. Mais plus Eli résiste, plus Ash est déterminé à l'avoir. Puis Ash découvre qu'Eli est sérieux, et Ash ne veut qu'une aventure... Ou peut-être pas ? Entre ces deux-là, quand il s'agit d'aimer, tous les paris sont permis !
Baseball--America's favorite pastime--provides a field wide open for romance. A Home Field Advantage may not help when Toby must choose between the team he's loved all his life and the man he could love for the rest of it. In 1927, Skip hides his sexuality to protect his career until he meets One Man to Remember. Ruben and Alan fell victim to a Wild Pitch, leaving them struggling with heartache and guilt, and now they've met again. And on One Last Road Trip, Jake retires and leaves baseball behind, hoping to reconnect with Mikko and get a second chance at love. Home Field Advantage by Shae Connor One Man to Remember by Kate McMurray Wild Pitch by Marguerite Labbe One Last Road Trip by Kerry FreemanSee excerpt for story blurbs.
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