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The Men of Pride County When War began, the boys of Pride County went off to fight for honor and glory. They returned as men: war-ravaged, shattered, yet determined to find love and rebuild their lives in a world that had crumbled around them. These are their stories. Forbidden Love It is with a heavy heart that Reeve Garrett returns to Pride County. His half-brother had joined the southern cause and died a hero, while Reeve fought for the north--earning the contempt of his town, his family. . .and his brother's fiancee, Patrice Sinclair. She is the only woman he had ever loved, but as the illegitimate son of a wealthy horse breeder, Reeve was unable to court her. And now that he's been branded a traitor, he fears she can never be his. Patrice Sinclair was the belle of Pride County--with dreams of a lovely home, children, and a good man by her side. But her dreams have been destroyed and now the only man she can turn to for help is an outcast among his people. As she witnesses Reeve's struggle to rebuild their war-scarred town, she risks what little she has left to stand by his side.
Holden Worthington's globetrotting days are over. Once the host of a popular adventure show, he hasn't ventured past his own front door in more than a year. Then the arrival of a sexy new gardener sparks something Holden hasn't felt in a very long time-an interest in the world outside his window.Holden tries to resist the attraction. But painfully shy yet definitely interested Adam Morgan has Holden longing to conquer his debilitating anxiety and live again. After a grisly discovery on the grounds of the estate, the town of Smithfield turns a suspicious eye on the reclusive Holden-and the two men must trust in each other to bring the truth out in the open.Previously published, newly revised by author.55,000 words
Coming home from work to find my boyfriend banging our hairy, married landlord-in our bed-was bad enough. Discovering Jamie had also cleaned out my bank accounts made it officially the worst day of my life. I think I can be forgiven for wanting revenge, even if a few little laws (and possibly Jamie's nose) got bent in the process.Fortunately, the law is on my side in the form of my oldest friend, Tony Gervase. I've tried to deny my attraction to the sexy trooper for years. After all, he made it clear long ago that he wasn't interested in me that way. But if the hot encounter in his kitchen is any indication, he is now. At least the day is ending a whole lot better than it began...But the morning after, the Jamie situation goes from bad to seriously messed up. The jerk's in more trouble than I could have imagined. And as it turns out, I don't know Tony as well as I thought I did either...Previously published, newly revised by author.36,000 words
When I walked out of his office after the hottest sex of my life, I thought I'd left Max Douglas behind me forever-along with my favorite argyle socks and my self-respect. The last thing I need is the too-serious, too-sexy former Marine living across the hall from me while he acts as a bodyguard for one of my students. Especially since he fired me from my job tutoring his brother-after we hooked up.I shouldn't want him. I should despise him after the way he treated me. But he's exactly my type: older, experienced, in control-and it's obvious the lust is still mutual. While I may not be able to keep our relationship strictly professional, I'm determined to keep it purely physical. But when the stalker threats escalate, it looks like Max is going to be sticking around the school for a while-and the more I get to know him, the more I'm in danger of losing my heart.Previously published, newly revised by author.39,000 words
He's everything I've never wanted-too young, too weird, too wild.I wasn't impressed that I had to get my weekly massage from a guy with a toe ring. But when I discovered David Cooke's skills as a masseur were literally orgasmic, I couldn't stop thinking about him and his amazing hands, day and night. Especially at night.He's full of surprises. And despite my bad behavior, David's just as eager to explore this chemistry between us. Turns out, there's a lot more to him than hemp pants and tattoos. If he's so wrong for me, why does being with him feel so right?Previously published, newly revised by author.32,000 words
Gay award-winning editor Shane Allison brings together a staggeringly sexy set of true stories reflecting gay life today. Men on the Make is as incredibly diverse as the culture itself, with true confessions that are revelatory, sometimes shocking, and always extremely personal. Allison's book is a one-of-a-kind nonfiction compilation where gay men share peak experiences that are compelling and telling. As with the lauded editor's fiction, Men on the Make features the absolute hottest, kinkiest, and most unexpected sex: sex in public, sex with a stranger, threesomes, foursomes, or moresomes.
Men Seeking Women: Love and Sex On-line is an exciting and original collection of new short fiction by men about men seeking women, and women seeking men in the digital age. The Internet revolution has altered the look of the traditional relationship. Through e-mail correspondence, chat room chats, and message board postings, the manner in which we meet and mate has drastically changed. While the search for love is a timeless one, how and where we look has never been more a sign of the digital times. Here, ten talented storytellers offer thoroughly contemporary portraits of relationships in the world of new media and high technology in chat rooms, porn sites and other on-line realms. Men Seeking Women is a fresh and unconventional look at the cyber-landscape of love, sex, and companionship.
Baby it's Cold OutsideA man receives the gift of pleasure at the hands of two expert lovers. Boyhood sweethearts get a second chance at romance. Two very proper gentlemen indulge their forbidden desires. And a Christmas tree farmer has an epiphany. It may be cold outside but these four holiday novellas will warm you up. Anthology includes:My True Love Gave to Me by Ava MarchWinter Knights by Harper FoxLone Star by Josh LanyonThe Christmas Proposition by K.A. MitchellStories also available for purchase separately. 116,000 words
Brianna, youngest of the Princesses of Covenani, will be a consort to two handsome, virile Wizards. Will the union be forged in desire and love, or will she deny it?
Katrina and Liam Holland have the perfect marriage, a home in the trendiest part of Baltimore, and a scorching sex life. As another Christmas approaches, there's only one thing still on Kat's wish list: Hunter Croft. But she made peace long ago with his decision to choose the marines over their relationship. Until seeing him again arouses feelings she thought were in the past...Hunter has spent a decade outrunning his attraction to both Kat and Liam. But now that he's stateside, his self-control crumbles when he comes face-to-face with the two people who star in all his favorite fantasies. Their reunion is both erotic and emotional-and has Hunter wondering if three's really a crowd, after all.Liam can't imagine his life without Kat. But he can imagine a future where the three of them live and love under one roof. Liam and Kat have shared their bed with other men, but Hunter is the only one who could ever have a place in their hearts. And this holiday season, Liam intends to make their dream a reality.43,000 words
Book three of Demon RockWhat happens when two very different satyr rock stars find their Muse...and discover it's the same woman?Musician Mia Dillon's having the week of her life. Sharing the stage with the world's biggest acts at a hedonistic festival is a rush, but she discovers new thrills as she frees her sensual side. A brief flirtation with sexy drummer Wolfgang quickly escalates as they lose themselves in wild music and the desert heat.And then there's Ethan. Silent, almost samurai-like, he's the best guitarist she's ever seen. He's broken out of his quiet reserve just for her.But Wolfgang and Ethan share two secrets. One: they're demons. Two: they're starving. The ancient rules of demons have shifted and if they don't feed soon, the lights will go out for good. Mia's energy has marked her as The One...for both of them.Mia's never had two men-let alone two demons-at once. Nobody's heard of demons sharing a Muse, either. But the three of them make a sexual melody unlike anything else. Mia's never felt so alive, but with the enemy growing closer by the minute, it will take everything Wolfgang and Ethan have to keep her that way.65,000 words
Christian romance set in Missouri in which one of the main characters is disabled.
There is a legend at Menfreya that an early owner concealed his mistress in the house and that she was killed by his jealous wife. Ever after, the clock stops when a Menfreya is about to die.
Marianthia....A beautiful planet with an incredible, living technology. If traveling salesman Aviv Gerbo can just get this technology to the rest of the galaxy, he will be rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he is an alien and.... Aliens are not permitted on Marianthia. But Aviv is unable to leave. He is stranded on the planet when a giant, telepathic fungus eats his spaceship. Hunted by the brutish Secures, he is rescued by Merari, who was born into the Surrogate class. However, Merari does not meet the physical specifications for that class. She is a deviant and... Deviants are not permitted on Marianthia. And now both Merari and Aviv are hunted by the Secures. They escape to Unity, a hidden community on the far side of the planet, but when terrorists launch an attack against the Surrogate class Merari must make a frightful decision. Should she stay in safety with the man she loves? Or should she return with the information that will save her class, knowing that if she returns she faces a certain, horrible death?
Theyre the Savage Seven--a ragged group of mercenaries who trust no one, risk everything, and get the job done, no matter what it takes. . . So much for diamonds being a girls best friend. . . Once upon a time, Kirk Mann led a normal life. Now, as second-in-command at Savage Seven, he takes on assignments no one else would dare to handle. Like protecting Olivia Pountuf, a sexy, pampered socialite who was engaged to the manager of a diamond mine--until she discovered her fiancés murderous business tactics. Kirk arrives in Johannesburg too late to stop Olivia being kidnapped, but rescuing her stirs up a firestorm of longing as hot as it is dangerous. And thats just the kind he likes. . . Olivia grew up believing that money would protect her. But the man she was to marry wants her dead, and the one person who makes her feel safe is a rough-around-the-edges ex-Marine who couldnt care less about wealth or privilege. Now, the only way to survive is to uncover an illicit scheme that others will kill again and again to protect, and trust in a desire thats veering straight out of control. . .
She was in danger and he fought to protect her. But this sweet-natured beauty yearned for so much more. Sally Johnson dreamed of a lifetime of love in Ebenezer Scott's powerful embrace. Could she slip through his iron-clad defenses and become this beloved mercenary's bride?
No PityEach skeleton is flawless--gleaming white and perfectly preserved, a testament to his skill. Every scrap of flesh has been removed to reveal the glistening bone beneath. And the collection is growing. . . No CompassionWhen bleached human bones are identified as belonging to a former patient of Dr. James Dixon, Detective Malcolm Kier suspects the worst. Dixon was recently acquitted of attempted murder, thanks to defense attorney Angie Carlson. But as the body count rises, Kier is convinced that Angie is now the target of a brutal, brilliant psychopath. No Escape Angie is no stranger to the dark side of human nature. But nothing has prepared her for the decades-long legacy of madness and murder about to be revealed--or a killer ready to claim her as his ultimate trophy. . . Praise for the novels of Mary BurtonA twisted tale. . . I couldn't put it down! --Lisa Jackson on Dying Scream Taut, compelling. . . delivers a page-turner. --Carla Neggers on I'm Watching YouA chilling thriller. --Beverly Barton on Dead Ringer
Someone at the Sanctuary has been slipping secure information to a pharmaceutical company. Ria Rodriguez poses as a clerk to find the leak. She has no idea of the danger she's about to encounter. Paranormal romance.
The hunt for a killer leads to a battle between justice and desire For U.S. marshal Rourke Kincaid, there's the law...and then there's his law. When the two don't agree, he always trusts his instincts. A killing spree has gripped the Northwest, showing a strange connection that only he sees, and now the old rules of justice no longer apply. Forced to turn rogue, he goes deep undercover to track his mysterious female suspect to a quiet, unassuming café in the wild, isolated mountains of Beartooth, Montana. But encountering Callie Westfield complicates his mission in ways he never expected. As suspicious as she seems, her fragile beauty and sexy charm get to Rourke. Then the gory crimes begin anew. With his heart suddenly at war with his instincts, he has only two options. Either turn Callie over to the law, or put everything-including his badge and his life-on the line to protect her.
To the Yaguara, an ancient jaguar shape-shifting people living deep in the Amazon jungle, nothing matters more than strength. Iada is their champion; genetically pure, she has been trained since birth to fight. Her destiny is to become the next Queen of the Yaguara by winning the tournament of succession--a battle to the death. Her opponent is Gabriel, a half-blooded outcast whose mother was human. To everyone's shock, he defeats Iada but does not strike the death blow--instead, he extends mercy, thereby claiming her as his mate. Despite their enmity, the attraction between them is powerful, and soon they are mates in more than name only. Their mutual distrust serves only to fuel their passion--two champions bested only by their overpowering desire for each other.But Gabriel has an agenda that threatens the most basic tenets of Yaguara society--and that will force Iada to choose between her people or her King.
Award-winning author Alissa York's first novel is a haunting and masterful exploration of how passions of the spirit and the flesh can overwhelm us, and even come to inhabit the ground beneath our feet. Divided into two parts,Mercypairs a single year in the past with a single night in the present, as they unfold in the town of Mercy, Manitoba, and in the neighbouring black spruce bog. In 1948, a dedicated priest named August Day arrives in Mercy to take over from Father Rock, who has passed away. Although Father Day is young, the bishop has seen fit to let him take over the parish, and August feels he is fulfilling his years of devotion, study and struggle -- at last being able to serve God asalter Christus,or another Christ. The first service he is to perform in his new church is the marriage of Thomas Rose, the town butcher, to Mathilda Nickels, the orphaned niece of the church housekeeper. Thomas Rose is a good man who waited years to express his love for Mathilda. And when Mathilda accepted his proposal, he was sure that their life together would bring them both joy, though in truth he knew little about his betrothed. Mathilda grew up in a Catholic orphanage and has since been living with her aunt Vera at St. Mary's; she has not explored the world beyond the realm of her religious devotion, and approaches her wedding day with a mix of fear and dread. But when her eyes meet those of Father Day at the ceremony, Thomas seems to dissolve beside her and she feels physical passion for the first time in her life. As of that moment, August and Mathilda will only have eyes, and hearts, for each other. Over the coming weeks, the young bride spends more and more time at St. Mary's, caring for her ailing aunt and taking over the woman's cleaning duties, but also savouring her brief moments with Father Day. Her marriage remains unconsummated, and her lust for the priest grows to fever pitch, as does his for her -- fuelled not only by the secrets they share in the confessional, but by the fiery text of the Song of Songs. When they do unite, it seems to mark the end of their secret relationship... but the child Mathilda carries away from the encounter assures us their story is not over. Rather, it is yet another thread to add to the tapestry of unspoken stories underpinning Mercy itself, and one that will affect the town's psyche for decades to come. Half a century later, another sort of preacher comes to Mercy -- a womanizing widower who wants to develop the black spruce bog on the edge of town and build a religious camp. Reverend Carl Mann is fairly confident of success, having taken up with Mayor Lavinia Wylie, but worries about the well-publicized protests of a woman known as Bog Mary, who has lived her entire life in the heart of the bog. He heads off to confront her and ends up lost and hurt, but Mary uses her natural remedies and knowledge to heal not only his wounds but his broken spirit. A dark yet compassionate novel,Mercyrivals the fiction debuts of Anne Michaels, Ann-Marie MacDonald and Gail Anderson-Dargatz. Alissa York brings to life a tale of misguided love and damaged souls with language of incredible clarity and intensity.
There are no second chances. Or are there? <P> Krista Mueller is in a good place. She's got a successful career as a professor of history; she's respected and well-liked; and she lives hundreds of miles from her hometown and the distant mother she could never please. It's been more than a decade since Alzheimer's disease first claimed Charlotte Mueller's mind, but Krista has dutifully kept her mother in a first-class nursing home.<P> Now Charlotte is dying of heart failure and, surprised by her own emotions, Krista rushes to Taos, New Mexico, to sit at her estranged mother's side as she slips away. Battling feelings of loss, abandonment, and relief, Krista is also unsettled by her proximity to Dane McConnell, director of the nursing home--and, once upon a time, her first love. Dane's kind and gentle spirit--and a surprising discovery about her mother--make Krista wonder if she can at last close the distance between her and her mother ... and open the part of her heart she thought was lost forever.
In 1920s New Orleans, Raziela Nolan's magnificent love affair is interrupted by her untimely and tragic death. Immediately after, she chooses to stay between -- a realm that exists after life and before whatever lies beyond it. From this remarkable vantage point, Razi narrates the story of her lost love as well as of the relationship of Amy and Scott, a young couple whose house she haunts seventy years later. It is their own troubled story that finally compels Razi to slowly unravel the mystery of what happened to her first and only passion, Andrew, and to confront a long-hidden secret. The Mercy of Thin Air entwines two heartbreaking and redemptive love stories that echo across three generations and culminates in a finish that will leave readers breathless. It is a poignant and brilliant first novel that beautifully captures the nature of love and shows how it transcends all barriers -- even death.
It's a balmy spring evening when four teenagers meet for the final time - the next morning, two are dead, the others missing. Were they, too, the victims of a ruthless killer? Or are the missing kids on the run for murder? Ex-cop turned PI Mallory Russo is determined to figure out what happened in the park that night. And with the unofficial help of detective Charlie Wanamaker she resolves to find the kids and prove their innocence - whether they be dead, or alive. But what Charlie and Mallory discover will take them down a twisted path that leads to an old unsolved murder - and justice for a killer with a heart of stone.
Barely a Bride introduced the dashingly debonair--but staunchly single--men of the Free Fellows League. Now, in the second book, another confirmed bachelor is about to discover the unexpected pleasures of matrimony.
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