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Golden Collar: Book 1Born and raised a gypsy in the late eleventh century, Teman values freedom over everything. He and his best friend, Jasim, are thieves for hire--until one night they're caught and their precious freedom is revoked. Given the choice between the dungeons or palace pleasure slavery, they become slaves, but Teman vows to escape someday. Bathasar doesn't want the throne. He supports his brother instead, which suits their sadistic father, Mukesh. When Teman, the handsome slave Bathasar has secretly been watching, saves his life, Bathasar requests a slave for the first time. Before long, Bathasar and Teman fall in love. But all is not well. One day Mukesh brutalizes Teman before the court, angering the empress of a neighboring nation. To appease her, he then offers her Jasim as a gift, and Teman decides to stay with Bathasar for now--despite the abuse he may suffer. The peace doesn't last. Mukesh plans to invade Jasim's new country, and Bathasar must find a way to stop the destruction. But if he succeeds, he'll ascend to the throne and have the power to grant Teman his liberty. Then Teman will surely leave him. What other choice could a gypsy make? A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.
Waiting for Forever: Book IPart One: The Throwaway Boy As the country's religious and secular leaders battle over equality in the abstract, Brian McAllister and Jamie Mayfield live in the crossfire. In their little town of Crayford, Alabama, loving another boy is the worst kind of sin. Best friends since childhood, they explore their love and each other in Jamie's backyard tree house as they hide from the world. They happily plan for the future together--until their lives are rocked when their secret is exposed and Jamie's family intervenes. When hatred turns to violence in their sleepy little town, Brian tries to cope with the loss of his best friend, who is stolen in the night. In desperation, he turns to Adam, a new friend with a shared pain. Can Adam fill the hole left by Jamie's absence? The answer will change everything.Adapted from the award-winning Little Boy Lost series by J.P. Barnaby.100% of the author's royalties are being donated to help homeless LGBT kids find safe shelter.
Four friends; Lena, who is engaged to a basketball superstar, Denise, who is hoping that she will be the first in her family to graduate college, Freedom, who lives up to her name and Carmen, who needs to work on her self-esteem--lean on each other during their days at Freedom University.
Choices is a novel about lesbian love, depicting the joy, passion, conflicts and intensity of love between women In this straightforward, sensitive novel, Nancy Toder conveys the fear and confusion of a woman coming to terms with her sexual and emotional attraction to other women.
Choices is an engaging, light-hearted, contemporary story set in coastal South Carolina, where an African-American woman and Caucasian widower find love, opposition, and a surprising ally in the ghost of a deceased spouse.Lara Boyd is a woman who has lived the last six years happy in her career but unfulfilled in her personal life. An unanswered ultimatum given by her ex-fiancé left her uncertain and tentative, but when Ryan Andrews and his young son, Justin, enter her life, making choices and living with them takes on a whole new meaning.
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.
Was he ready for commitment? It wasn't exactly a midlife crisis, but at thirty-seven, Sara Fletcher had fallen in love with a younger man. Evan McGrath was only thirty-two, and an engineer on short-term contract where she worked--not a man Sara would ever expect to put down roots or be a father to her adopted teenage daughter. Was she? Evan kept proving Sara wrong. He reached out to Sara's daughter--and she clearly adored him. He nursed Sara when she fell ill. Then Sara became pregnant, and she hesitated to tell Evan--not without giving him every chance to opt out. But was it Evan she was afraid to trust... or herself?
New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber takes readers back to church, where preaching isn't always enough, nothing goes better with the Word than a song--and it's time for some hard-earned lessons in love, brotherhood, and betrayal. Bishop T. K. Wilson has done all he can to make First Jamaica Ministries a success. But with his last choir director getting caught in a scandal, attendance and cash flow are down. To fill the pews and collection plates, Bishop is counting on a new choir director, the charismatic Aaron Mackie, to revive the church. Aaron has been waiting his entire life to prove he has what it takes to be a big-time choir director. But his ways around women, past and present, could cost him more than his job. Simone Wilcox is smart, sexy--and a highly respected church trustee. She's got her eye on the new choir director, with the intention of having a lot more on him, and no one is getting in her way. First Lady Monique Wilson does and says what she wants, regardless of church politics. Despite her shortcomings and a past rumored to include a long list of men, she'll do just about anything to protect the Bishop. You'd think the Bishop was being tested enough, with choir in-fighting, romantic jealousies, and personal vendettas. But a final piece of the puzzle has yet to be revealed: Someone has been robbing the church blind. Someone whose connection to the Bishop is far too close for comfort. . . . Praise For The Church SeriesUp To No GoodThis page-turning drama keeps readers in suspense until the very last page. --Upscale MagazineThe First LadyWeber gives us a front-row pew seat to all the action going down. . . --Essence®So You Call Yourself A ManA delightful and entertaining book. --Black Issues Book ReviewThe Preacher's SonWeber spins a lively, revelation-packed tale deepened by genuine emotion, convincing detail and smart dialogue. --Publishers Weekly
Angels are all around us-especially at Christmas! Greg Bennett hates Christmas. Divorced, almost friendless and about to lose his business, he has no time for what he considers sentimental nonsense. It takes three irrepressible angels to show him the truth. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy shall follow him-until he learns what Christmas is all about! Those Christmas Angels come down to earth again to respond to Anne Fletcher's prayer request. She wants her son, Roy, to meet a special woman-and the angels contrive to throw Julie Wilcoff in his path (literally!). Another Christmas, another angelic rescue. The three heaven-sent messengers reunite a divorced couple, bring peace of mind to an elderly man and grant a little boy's fondest wish. Because there's always joy Where Angels Go. Three stories of hope and seasonal cheer from Debbie Macomber, Official Storyteller of Christmas!
Trading Card: Charlie Winslow Nickname: "King of Manhattan" Occupation: Celebrity Blogger Marry/Date/One-night stand: One night...but it'll be fabulous!Secret passion: Shh! He's old-fashioned.Warning: Complete workaholic.Bottom line: Be genuine. Be yourself...Charlie Winslow isn't your average New York date-he's wealthy, successful and usually mingling with the A-list crowd. So how exactly did he get set up with Bree Kingston on Valentine's Day?Still, there's something about Bree. Her quirky style, her authenticity, or an unanticipated attraction that just keeps Charlie wanting more. And if Bree plays her trading card just right, this might be the luckiest-and nakedest-Valentine's Day ever!
Face it--love is a crapshoot. Say no to one guy and you might miss out on your soul mate. Say yes to another and you might find yourself in the middle of the world's most awkward threesome. This book grants you the ultimate dating fantasy: a do-over! Choose Your Own Love Story puts YOU in the driver's seat and lets you make over 50 choices and pick from 20 possible endings. Will you make out with sexy, brooding Zack, the mayor of red-flag island? Or will you settle down with Anthony, a gentle plumber with restless leg syndrome? If you don't like where you end up, go back and start again! How will your story end? Are you ready to find out?
Jerath is facing the biggest problem of his life. When boys in his shapeshifter village Eladir get their fangs, they must endure a coming-of-age rite called the Choosing, so they can take on their animal form. The rite is performed on the full moon, but the trouble is the Choosing involves having sex with a girl, and Jerath's only interested in boys. Even if he manages to somehow get through the rite, he doesn't know if he'll ever find a mate in his village, where opposite-sex couples are the norm. Even worse, he may miss the rite altogether after raiders attack his home and take several young men prisoner. Jerath will need the help of warriors if he's to free the captive shapeshifters, so with his best friend, Serim, he flees south to find aid. Along the way, they meet Meren, a handsome warrior whose attraction to Jerath is instant and very much returned. But with the next full moon approaching and available time for the prisoners to undergo the Choosing running out, Jerath's love life is far from his only worry.
For years, eighteen-year-old Corey Dunham has been a die-hard fan of the reality show and nationwide talent competition Choosing America's Next Superstar. Now he finally has his chance to show off his natural ability and perfect pitch--not to mention meet other talented young musicians like Jimmy Sawyer, a country crooner from Kentucky. In the cutthroat audition round, Corey and Jimmy get off on the wrong foot. It doesn't help that they seem to be complete opposites, both in terms of musical taste and personality. But when both make it through to the finals and become roommates, an unlikely romance blossoms. Reality show dating is nearly impossible. Corey worries that the competition itself could spell the end for them. At any time, voting results could send one of them home and force a separation. And one of the judges wants Corey for himself and will do anything to get Jimmy off the show. Can Corey and Jimmy win each other's heart, regardless of who wins the show?
Bryn McKay has always tried to save her brother from his risky choices, but a near-tragic truck accident landed him in prison and her in the hospital. Now, a year later, he's converted to radical Islam and escaped, vowing revenge on the people who put him there, including his sister.To clear her mind, Bryn goes on a rafting trip with her best friend, naturalist and outdoor guide Carter Danielson - and she wouldn't mind if things turned romantic. Unfortunately, Carter is a recovering alcoholic who shies away from commitment. That is, until the two of them stumble across her brother and must flee for their lives.Will Carter figure out where his heart lies, or will Bryn face her biggest fear: watching someone she loves die?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
TO STAY OR GO TO REJECT OR EMBRACe TO OBEY THE STANDARD OR FOLLOW YOUR HEART Our choices make us who we are today and who we will become tomorrow. When Tucker Abbott rejects his parents' dream--for him to become a pastor in their small Minnesota town--and instead chooses to minister in Chicago, he enters a new world of opportunities and choices. A decent, single, Christian guy is a rare prize in his new neighborhood, and Tucker soon has the attention of the ladies--young and old alike. His refrigerator stays well -- stocked and his dinner calendar filled. When his senior pastor warns Tucker that the wrong choice for a date--or a wife--can . harm an up and Coming pastor, he feels himself drawn to one particular woman. But Annie doesn't live up to the standards imposed upon them both. What is Tucker willing to give up for the choices he makes? #12;His refrigerator stays well - stocked and his dinner calendar filled. When his senior pastor warns Tucker that the wrong choice for a date-or a wife-can . harm an up and Coming pastor, he feels himself drawn to one particular woman. But Annie doesn't live up to the standards imposed upon them both. What is Tucker willing to give up for the choices he makes? to one particular woman. But Annie doesn't live up to the standards imposed upon them both. What is Tucker willing to give up for the choices he makes?
When life throws you a curve ball... Venus deMarley has just been hit with a wild pitch. At forty she's finally found the perfect fiancé, when Sophie--the daughter she gave up for adoption twenty years ago--suddenly reappears. Venus has another crisis on her hands as well: her eccentric millionaire dad just died and willed her his pet project--a rag-tag minor league baseball team called the Bronx Cheers--if Venus and Sophie can reconcile and once again become a family. Venus knows diddly about sports, but Sophie's a jock, unlike her glamorous mom. And after two decades apart, these two women know nothing about each other, and rarely agree on anything. But maybe--just maybe--they have more in common than they think...
As a werewolf, Kieran Woodsmith's career options are limited. Luckily, he can howl in tune, and his voice earns him admission to the prestigious Juilliard School of Music. Desperate to prove to his family that his admission wasn't a fluke, Kieran auditions for the Broadway Musical Review. But when he meets an upperclassman with no scent and strange violet eyes, Kieran is thrown off his game. On the eve of his lunar cycle, Kieran's friend drags him to a party at the purple-eyed senior's house. Distracted by the mystery of Brett's missing smell, Kieran forgets about the moon. When he wakes up in a cage in Brett's basement, Kieran realizes he's not the only one who is more than he appears.A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Daily Dose package "A Walk on the Wild Side".
Wrenched from a simple life for her beauty, Esther finds herself at the mercy of King Xerxes. Leaving behind her only relative, her cousin Mordecai, and her first true love, Cyrus, she is thrown headlong into the unrestrained extravagance of palace living.Quick of mind and strong in spirit, Esther refuses to suffer the fate of her harem sisters and boldly challenges Xerxes to give of his heart before taking his pleasure, thus sealing her place beside him as queen. While conspiracy spins its diabolical web, Esther's mind and spirit waver, and she is forced to confront the past in order to save her future-and thus an entire nation.
The new Goddess of the Hunt, Kyana must descend into the depths of Hades, along with her lover, Ryker--the new Zeus, to stop an evil that has been resurrected by making the ultimate sacrifice.
Respected Washington, D. C. , journalist January DeLena is positive the threads of each victim's disappearance are intertwined. But who's behind these horrific crimes? All signs point to the man who calls himself The Sinner--a disturbed homeless man trawling the streets of the nation's capital luring victims into his fanatical world of salvation and redemption. January can't keep her suspicions private. And soon she's got the ear--and the interest--of homicide detective Benjamin North. But January has a secret. One that places her directly in the path of the twisted, self-proclaimed messiah's rage. Suddenly, getting this story has January and Benjamin headed to hell and back.
The Chosen: a prophecy older than dirt and more dangerous than death. Even as they perfected steam-powered gadgetry and rounded up varmints from Hell, the Jackson brothers didn't believe in it. But when the chips are down, three brothers named for weapons aren't going out without a fight. . . A Walk On The Wild SideAttorney by day, demon-hunter by night, Remington Jackson is used to being on the sunny side of the law, even in the Wild West. But it's showdown time, and Remy and his brothers are getting desperate. They don't have the relic they need to slam the door shut on evil--so Remy is going to have to find and steal part of it. Enter China McGee, shapeshifter, thief, beauty, and current prisoner. When Remy offers her freedom in exchange for a little light-fingered help, she's pretty sure she's going to end the association with a good old-fashioned seductive double cross. But there's something about fighting through a jungle full of Mayan ruins that makes you want to settle down together. China could change. Remy might be special. But none of that matters if the devil takes them all. . . Meyers is a genuine, fresh voice in the paranormal romance genre. --RT BookReviews on The SlayerMeyers puts the steam in steampunk. --Cherry Adair
The Chosen: a prophecy older than dirt and more dangerous than death. Even as they perfected steam-powered gadgetry and rounded up varmints from Hell, the Jackson brothers didn't believe in it. But when the chips are down, three brothers named for weapons aren't going out without a fight. . .A Walk On The Wild SideAttorney by day, demon-hunter by night, Remington Jackson is used to being on the sunny side of the law, even in the Wild West. But it's showdown time, and Remy and his brothers are getting desperate. They don't have the relic they need to slam the door shut on evil--so Remy is going to have to find and steal part of it. Enter China McGee, shapeshifter, thief, beauty, and current prisoner. When Remy offers her freedom in exchange for a little light-fingered help, she's pretty sure she's going to end the association with a good old-fashioned seductive double cross. But there's something about fighting through a jungle full of Mayan ruins that makes you want to settle down together. China could change. Remy might be special. But none of that matters if the devil takes them all. . ."Meyers is a genuine, fresh voice in the paranormal romance genre." --RT BookReviews on The Slayer"Meyers puts the steam in steampunk." --Cherry Adair
Anna Strong's primitive vampire instincts are getting harder to control. And a new enemy wants to take advantage of that fact, for Anna has been chosen to shape the destiny of all vampires-and all humans.
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