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A Resilient Love StoryLoren Smith has been in love with Eliot Devlin almost his entire life. During their turbulent childhood and teen years, Loren didn't always understand Eliot, and sometimes he could be a challenge, but Eliot was the only one to ever truly ease Loren's deep loneliness and accept him. When Eliot's increasingly erratic and self-destructive behavior culminates in a suicide attempt at seventeen, Loren is devastated. Upon meeting again by chance nine years later, Loren is enjoying a successful career as a police officer while Eliot's life has been a constant struggle for stability. In and out of mental hospitals, with a rap sheet a mile long, he continues to be buffeted by the twin storms of mania and depression. Loren's love and protectiveness for Eliot are deeply ingrained in him, however, and their feelings for each other are quickly rekindled. Loren has issues of his own he's dealing with, and trying to understand and cope with Eliot's bipolar disorder isn't easy. They believe they're meant to be, and Eliot brings a fulfillment to Loren's life that no one else will ever match. But as they both come to realize, love by itself can't cure all.
For paramedic Adam Carson, his world is lights and sirens and saving lives. Pressures at work keep him firmly in the closet, and life is too busy to contend with the complications that come with dating and relationships. When a familiar face from his past turns up where he least expects it, Adam starts to question whether or not there is room in his life for those complications. The last person forensic pathologist Sam McKenna expects to see at pub night is Adam, the guy who made his life hell in high school. The attraction is instant, but Adam isn't gay and Sam has no interest in pursuing him. Still, the leftover animosity from their teenage years isn't enough to extinguish the lust growing between them. After both are called to the scene of a horrific murder, Adam admits he's not as straight as he led Sam to believe and they seek comfort and distraction in each other's arms. One night becomes many as the murder investigation intensifies, but when Adam is faced with losing Sam, he is forced to make a choice: to break his silence, or to give up everything for the job he loves.
The God Hunters: Book FourA powerful evil still lurks within the Expanse, and there is only one way to protect its citizens. The Masters of Science and Technology are hell-bent on eliminating any advanced civilizations that threaten their authority. However, the truth behind their aggressive behavior is becoming widespread thanks to David, who masquerades as the Being of Light whenever he rushes in to save any worlds on the brink of destruction. Because of this, a considerable number of MST troops have broken away from their organization and are now acting as rogue agents to uphold their so-called good names. One of the most dangerous weapons the MST has is Ahzoul--a powerful elemental. His corrosive spells have destroyed stars and poisoned entire worlds. But with the help of a distant galactic remnant, David and his companions have finally found a way to defeat Ahzoul. David's role as Keeper of the Citadel is synonymous with protecting the innocent, and that's exactly what he means to do--no matter what the cost.
In a future where man's ability to reproduce is severely compromised, humanity has adapted to survive. Breeders--male and female--have become precious commodities, and they are strictly guarded and subject to limitations. Luca Walker is a breeder. Though he knows what's expected of him as the youngest son of the Northern Confederacy's Vice President, he's held out against the pressures of an arranged marriage because he longs to marry for love, not duty. But he's been promised to Colonel Liam Smith and there's little he can do about it, no matter that Luca is secretly in love with his bodyguard, Marcus Gray. When Luca finds himself pregnant with Marcus's baby, Smith is furious and vows to take what is his--by force, if necessary. Now Luca must fight for his life and the life of his unborn child... as well as the love of Marcus and the happily ever after he's always dreamed of.
When Kris Cerny walks back into Two Spirits, the art gallery he owns with Josh McPhee, all he wants is a clean break. Austin's booming real estate market means the building he bought years ago is worth a fortune, and with the sale, he and Josh can finally go their separate ways. They won't be reconciling, right? Josh may be sober now, but an addict is always going to be an addict, and Kris can't take that chance again. Josh isn't willing to sell. Not yet. He's discovered a new artist in Santa Fe he knows will put Two Spirits in the black, and if he can just make a success of the gallery, maybe he can earn Kris's respect, if not recapture his love. He needs Kris to give him time for one more buying trip, one more gallery show. Josh wants nothing more than a final chance to make things right. Kris agrees to let Josh have this last-ditch effort on one condition--he wants to go along for the ride. On the way, Josh hopes they'll find the next big thing in the art world as well as peace, forgiveness, and a love he thought was lost forever.
Don't miss this exclusive bundle of all four stories of the Learning to Love series by K.C. Wells! Learning to Love: Michael & Sean: Sean and Michael are best friends from the minute they meet and become roommates. When they also discover they have feelings for each other, the reality of homophobia intrudes on their academic and personal lives and threatens their happiness. --Learning to Love: Evan & Daniel: Evan's new housemate, Daniel Collier, is everything Evan could want in a boyfriend. Evan just needs to work out why Daniel panics whenever Evan tries to get close.... --Learning to Love: Josh & Chris: Now that Chris finds himself sharing a house with Josh, he wonders where the strong, sexy guy who had been his rock and support has disappeared to. Chris wants him back--but he can't wait forever. --Learning to Love: Final Exam: One house, three couples, and one year left.... As their school career comes to a close and the one person who holds them all together starts to fall apart, the final exam is a true test of friendship.See excerpt for individual blurbs.
Morning Report: Book OneA decade on from their first kiss, Luke Murray is more in love with Simon every day. Running the Lost Cow ranch for Luke's parents, they keep their heads down and get along with the locals, even if Luke is known for being a hothead. Then one day they discover the local store owners refuse to serve them. They're bewildered until Luke's mom tells them the new pastor has targeted the couple in his sermons. Suddenly Luke and Simon find themselves alienated from people they called friends, and their ranch comes under a series of attacks. As the town's hatred and homophobia turns on them, Luke and Simon will face a critical choice: give in to the town's demands and disappear, or stand and fight for themselves and their love.
Don't miss this exclusive bundle of all four stories of the Section Thirteen series by J.L. O'Faolain! The Thirteenth Child: Immortal sidhe Tuulois MacColewyn and Detective James Corhagen at the NYPD had a highly combustible friendship that burned itself out a year ago. But now that the NYPD is facing a rash of messy black-magic murders, James needs Cole's help. With a powerful killer on the loose, Cole, James, and Inspector Vallimun must race against time to stop the monster out to claim the thirteenth child. --The Thirteenth Pillar: Last month was hell for Cole... and this month is shaping up to be much worse. When Vallimun is gravely injured just as the investigation reaches a fever pitch while a snowstorm blankets the city, Cole will need all the help he can get to have any hope of salvaging it. --The Thirteenth Sigil: A mysterious force is cutting a swath through the city in search of a missing canister, and there's the disappearances of employees connected to a local children's television program to solve. And if that wasn't enough for Cole and his current flame, Joss, children's imaginary friends are somehow manifesting themselves--and they're coming after Section Thirteen. --The Thirteenth Shard: When a powerful witch is murdered by mundane means, the NYPD calls in Tuulois MacColewyn and the rest of Section Thirteen. A revelation during the investigation leaves Cole reeling and sets him up to make what could be the biggest mistake of his life....See excerpt for individual blurbs.
Check out four of B.G. Thomas's greatest hits of contemporary gay romance, combined into one exclusive volume! All Alone in a Sea of Romance: Jude Parks, writer of gay romances, came to the Romantic Voyages convention for business, yet becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation. He also meets Tommy Smith, who makes him wonder if it may be worth holding out for Mr. Forever. However, first Jude has to survive the weekend and clear his name.... --The Boy Who Came in from the Cold: Gabe sees Todd outside his building, freezing to death, and takes pity on him. Maybe letting a man in from the cold can melt the ice around Gabe's heart--and maybe getting evicted will turn Todd's luck around. --Anything Could Happen: Austin moves to Kansas City, hoping to locate the love of his life and make things right between them. Once there, though, he meets actor Guy Campbell, who complicates the situation while hiding some dark secrets of his own. --Spring Affair: As they become friends, Sloan finds himself falling in love with Max, who is completely unavailable. As for Max, he is discovering that both his son's coming out and his new friendship with Sloan are stirring up feelings he thought buried long ago. Spring is a time for rebirth--is there any way the two men can find happiness and a new beginning?See excerpt for individual blurbs.
Check out these four greatest hits of contemporary gay romance from Wade Kelly, combined into one exclusive volume! When Love is Not Enough: Matt and Darian cling to one another in the aftermath of losing Jimmy, forging a new friendship immediately tested by the truths hidden in the pages of Jimmy's journal.--My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap!: Anal-retentive loner Cole and his new--and gorgeous--roommate Ellis develop a friendship that turns Cole's glass-half-empty outlook on its head. There must be more to Ellis than a fun-loving jock....--The Cost of Loving: Matt is dealing with guilt and shame after being outed; Darian is still burdened by the grief of losing his fiancé. If Matt and Darian hope to make a life together, they must first take a stand for what they believe in, even if they fear the cost.--Names Can Never Hurt Me: Because of peer-pressure and his fears about defining his sexuality, Nick struggles with stepping out of his comfort zone and caring about someone different than himself. If he's lucky, somewhere between arrogance and ignorance, Nick might find out what it means to be an adult, but if he's wrong, he could lose everything.See excerpt for individual blurbs.
Don't miss this exclusive bundle of all seven stories of the Vasquez & James series by Lou Sylvre! Loving Luki Vasquez: Reclusive weaver Sonny Bly James and ex-ATF agent and all-around badass Luki Vasquez can run from desire, but they can't hide from the evil that hunts them. Sonny and Luki will have to call a truce and work together to fight an enemy intent on making sure loving Luki Vasquez is the last mistake Sonny will ever make.--Delsyn's Blues: While dealing with newly formed barriers between them, Sonny and Luki become the target of a new threat from outside: an escalating and unexplainable rash of break-ins and assaults.--Finding Jackie: When Luki's teenage nephew, Jackie, is lured into capture and torture by a sadistic killer, the honeymoon is well and truly over. The couple must put aside their differences to find Jackie before it's too late.--Saving Sonny James: The events of the last couple of years have begun to catch up with Luki, who must break free of the subsequent PTSD and depression and get to France fit and ready in time to save his husband's life.--Because of Jade: Luki and Sonny must combat self-doubt and fear and help each other learn to parent an unexpected child--and they must also nourish the love that has kept them whole for the past ten years.--Yes: From their first days together, Sonny and Luki stood united against deadly enemies and prevailed. But now the deadly enemy they face is the cancer thriving inside Luki, consuming his lungs.--A Shot of J&B: Six years ago, Brian Harrison helped save the life of Jackie Vasquez, and he's never really forgotten him. Now Jackie has become a man, and when they meet again by chance, lust shows every sign of growing into love, deep and true. A case from Brian's police job with Scotland Yard, however, places Jackie in mortal danger.See excerpt for individual blurbs.
Jacob Z. Flores welcomes you to the sandy beaches of Provincetown and the heartfelt romances that flourish there.--When Love Takes Over: The odd goofball and the suave beefcake may either find love amid Provincetown's colorful pageantry where summer never seems to end--or more heartbreak than either can imagine.--Chasing the Sun: Gil believes finding true love is an unobtainable dream. Then he runs into Tom Martinez. But Gil hesitates to fall into Tom's arms, because the potential scandal of loving a younger man could separate him from his children permanently.--When Love Gets Hairy: Teddy doesn't remember the "Bear Week" party, much less the Abercrombie & Fitch model wannabe next to him. When they glimpse each other the next morning, it's loathing at first sight. But are they fighting each other or the attraction growing between them?--When Love Comes to Town: When Brody and Eric meet, what they want and what they find conflict. An ocean of expectations separates them. If they cannot move past their reservations to reach each other's shores, they might miss the boat when love comes to town.See excerpt for individual blurbs.
Don't miss these Michael Murphy novels about discovering love within differences inside and out.--Little Squirrels Can Climb Tall Trees: Joseph is Kyle's polar opposite, well-off where Kyle is poor, and self-assured while Kyle is insecure. He's also determined to show Kyle what a great guy he is.--When Dachshunds Ruled the Serengeti: Phillip and José, newly minted Ivy League roommates, couldn't be more different. They both need to adapt to their new environment and, in the process, quickly become fond of each other despite their differences.--It Should Have Been You: Patrick is struggling, homeless and on the streets, until he meets Juan, a street-savvy Latino youth wise beyond his years, and they strike up an instant rapport. It's not pretty, but they're making it together, until one night Juan goes off with a stranger to earn a few bucks... and doesn't come back.--Swan Song for an Ugly Duckling: Josh is horrified when a senior on campus seduces Aaron. He can't believe Aaron has always been gay and he missed it--and missed getting to be Aaron's first. But when Aaron finds out his boyfriend isn't faithful, things go from tense to worse.
KC Burn presents Toronto Tales: three novels of romance where men risk their livelihoods--and lives--for love.--Cop Out (Toronto Tales: Book One): Detective Kurt O'Donnell must face the prospect of coming out, but his job and his relationship with his Catholic family are on the line. Can he risk destroying his life for the uncertain possibility of a relationship with a newly widowed man?--Cover Up (Toronto Tales: Book Two): When Detective Ivan Bekker comes across clear evidence of his lover's criminal involvement, he has to choose: protect their relationship, regardless of the consequences, or save his career and arrest the man he loves.--Cast Off (Toronto Tales: Book Three): Rick and Ian's attraction is immediate, electric, and mutual. Ian convinces Rick to break more and more of his rules, and his defenses crumble. But when Ian's job becomes a means to expose Rick's secret, it could destroy both their careers and their hearts.See excerpt for individual blurbs.
Hit author John Inman presents five novels of romance, from tongue in cheek to seriously chic--Shy: Funny what a couple of guys can accomplish when they're crazy about each other. Not even nine hundred chickens can stand in the way of true love.--Loving Hector: Hector's evil ex is dead set on holding on--even if it means kidnapping Hector to keep him from Dill forever! Now Dill has to pull an army together to rescue Hector, and just where the hell is he supposed to find an army? Gads, if only Dill could write books this interesting!--Hobbled: Danny had plans to come out this summer--maybe even get laid! He doesn't have time for ankle monitors and serial killers! Then ginger-haired Luke Jamison moves in next door. Gee. If Danny can survive it, this summer might not be so bad after all.--Serenading Stanley: Welcome to the Belladonna Arms, a rundown little apartment building perched atop a hill in downtown San Diego, home to the city's lost and lovelorn. While Roger tries to batter down Stanley's defenses, Stanley turns to his new neighbors to learn about love.--Spirit: Toss a murder, a hot young stud, an unexpected love affair, and a spooky-ass ghost with a weird sense of humor into Jason's summer plans, and you've got the makings for one hell of a ride.
Experience the tug and pull of love while weathering life's challenges in contemporary Seattle in these bestsellers from Con Riley--After Ben: A year after the sudden death of his longtime partner, Ben, Theo Anderson is still grieving. The last thing he's looking for is a new lover. But as Theo soon discovers, sometimes life has other plans--Saving Sean: Saving Sean means Peter must let go of his pride and turn to friends and family. Asking for help is a bitter pill for Peter to swallow, but if he can't, how can he expect Sean to accept his help--and his love--in turn?--Aiden's Luck: Aiden remains closeted and lonely, convinced that bad luck is the only luck he'll ever have. Then a crisis at work finally brings Aiden to his breaking point. Accepting support from Marco is a gamble, but it could be just what Aiden needs to turn his luck around.See excerpt for individual blurbs.
Love conquers all in these dramatic contemporary romances from Jeff Erno--Trust Me: Shawn believes that homosexuality is sinful, and a traumatic incident of childhood sexual abuse adds to his guilt and shame. Bobby has an image to maintain and flatly denies the possibility that his same-sex attractions even exist. When they finally connect, their preconceptions are suddenly dwarfed by what they feel for each other.--We Danced: For six years, Rex Payton has focused on two things: keeping his late father's small-town Kentucky bar afloat and raising his nephew, Tyler. Enter Josh Billings, a veterinary student. Chance and an after-hours dance conspire to forge an intimate connection neither man looked for--one neither man can ignore after the dance leads to a kiss.--Choosing America's Next Superstar: In a cutthroat talent competition, 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.--Dumb Jock: In 1983, rural Michigan isn't ready to embrace love between two men, never mind two teenage boys. If they're going to make a go of it, Jeff will have to come out of his shell--and Brett will have to prove he's more than just a dumb jock.See excerpt for individual blurbs.
Sink your teeth into M.D. Grimm's paranormal world in this exclusive bundle of nine dramatic romances featuring shifters: not just wolves, but bulls, cougars, deer, bears, falcons, and more. No matter the shape, these men will find their happily ever afters while fighting for their lives.See excerpt for individual blurbs.
Hope Cove, Maine, is the site of these three dramatic romances by author Cate Ashwood: Brokenhearted: Oliver returns to Hope Cove after his sister's death and finds a reason to stay in Sheriff Owen "Mack" Macklin; Wholehearted: Officer Declan Grant responds to a call at the Hope Cove docks to find Lucas Hale, a man who stirs his protective instincts; and Ironhearted: Haydn thinks he's seen the last of Trevor after a one-night stand... until months later when Trevor walks into Haydn's bakery in Hope Cove.See excerpt for individual blurbs.
Wild and Precious: Book TwoBisexual musician Cody Bellstrom is a free spirit, easygoing and unattached. On a cross-country trip, Cody befriends young Sandy Nixon and gets him safely to Portland and his uncle, Phineas MacDonald. Beautiful Phineas turns Cody's life upside down, and Cody learns he's not as unattached as he aspires to be. With the hard-won knowledge of what lies underneath his need to be free, Cody wins a chance at real freedom and true love. Ever since his longtime lover Allen died, Phineas MacDonald has lived a circumscribed life. He stopped performing as fierce drag queen Phanny Hill and works part-time in a bookstore. Phineas never expected to find love again. But when sexy and caring Cody Bellstrom turns up, Phineas feels his orderly life slipping out of his control. Cody brings him alive again, but now Phineas must find the courage to let go of his grief over Allen and give love a second chance.
Fate is conspiring against lawyer Anton Swann. First his grandmother dies, then he hits the worst traffic of his life on the way home from her funeral, keeping him from friends in London--and possibly a much longed-for sighting of his ex. And finally the detour he thought would save him time ends with the electrics failing on his car, leaving Anton to trudge through heavy rain back to an old cottage he'd passed along the way, hoping to find help. What he finds instead is the mysterious Dr. Stephen Miller, a man fighting his own battles. Anton is invited inside to join the tail end of an all-male dinner party, but this is no chance encounter. What Anton thought was fate is actually a spirit at work making sure he ends up at the cottage--and stays there until unfinished business is resolved for both Anton and Stephen.
Elements of Love: Book ThreeWhen Gabe Windslow and his friends stormed Archbishop O'Fallon's dungeon, the last thing they expected to find was a malnourished young man who'd been beaten so badly he lay at death's door. Unable to abandon someone in need, Gabe rescues the poor man and continues to care for him during the days that follow. Branded a Sin Eater at birth by his deformities, Sammy Newton expected to die after the latest cleansing ritual he took part in. Instead he awakens to a world where nonhumans and magic are good and Sin Eaters aren't needed. Confused by a steadily growing sense of betrayal, Sammy struggles to decide whether he should help his rescuers fight the dark forces hunting Gabe and his friends or return to his life of slavery and abuse in order to save his soul from damnation and hell.
Fur, Fangs, and Felines: Book TwoA cool morning, a yard full of birds, and a kitty on a mission. What more could a werecat want? Beta Heller Wirth has it all, except a mate--a shifter mate, that is. The last thing he wants is one of those dangerous humans who kill without remorse. Heller knows about that firsthand. So what does the goddess Bast do? She gives Heller exactly what he does not want--a human: business owner Lawson Dupre. Lawson hasn't a clue what just happened in his car detail shop. One minute a cute client is about to pass out, and then he perks up and starts flirting. Next thing, he runs out the door like the hounds of hell are after him. Learning that Heller is a werecat doesn't freak out Lawson. He happens to be one of those rare humans who knows paranormals exists. He even lives with one. Watch the fur fly as Heller and Lawson battle hurt feelings, misguided beliefs, and a power shift in Heller's clowder.
Jonah Starovski, a Planet Whisperer, harnesses the energy surrounding dead planets and redirects it into new growth. Abandoned by the man who bought him from a brothel sixteen years ago, Jonah flounders in a world he's ill equipped to deal with. He must accept the help of a stranger in order to rebuild his life. First Lieutenant Marcus Davis volunteers as Jonah's assistant without realizing the terraforming process requires Jonah's sexual release. Balanced on the knife-edge of fear and ambition, Marcus is faced with his mother's machinations and threats to his career. Marcus's parents bring their illegal scientific experiments to the planets Jonah is terraforming just as Marcus learns to accept himself and his feelings for Jonah. At the same time, Jonah's past catches up to him, putting them both in danger. Jonah and Marcus must trust in each other to put a stop to the illegal activities, rescue an endangered animal, and create the future they both want--a future they can share.
Twenty-year-old Tarquin is smart, tactless, and braver than he knows. He's also been Mage of the Realm of Kelor for two years, taking the title from his mother after she died protecting Kelor from a terrible threat. While on a quest to heal his dying brother, Tarquin is attacked by a horrific, flesh-eating monster. He's saved by an enigmatic and mute young soldier, cursed with a terrifying form that conceals the heart of a knight. There's an almost instant attraction between the two men, but no time to explore it. The monster's attack is the harbinger of a new invasion. With Kelor helpless, the realm's only hope lies with Tarquin. As Mage of the Realm, he alone can sacrifice himself, the way his mother did, in exchange for unimaginably powerful magic. He's prepared to give up his life to defeat the coming evil, but before the battle is over, he'll be faced not just with his own death, but the death of everyone he cares about. Including the monster he's come to love.
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