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Two years of living with his controlling boyfriend left Chico worn down long before that boyfriend revealed he'd been seeing someone else. With no other choice, Chico moves in above his cousin's garage in a small town in the redwoods, where he merely goes through the motions. To get him out of the house, his cousin pushes him to volunteer at a local dance studio to help with their annual show. He's not expecting to end up in a dance class, or to start feeling alive again in the arms of his dance instructor. Rafael is the studio owners' son and was once a well-known dancer in his own right, but now enjoys being a teacher. Although Chico likes him, he's afraid of taking a chance. But Rafael is determined, and it only takes one dance for Chico to start to realize he might still have something to learn.
To prove to his annoying older brother that he's a man, well-to-do sculptor Rupert Pemberton tries to repair his broken toilet. But he has no knack for practical tools and no know-how. After a flood of biblical proportions, he has no choice but to call for help. A gorgeous hunk of a plumber named Paul Cooper shows up at Rupert's doorstep with a ready toolbox and a sexy smile. With Paul at his side, Rupert realizes he wants more than a quick fix. After a couple of cozy dates and a few bouts of steamy sex, Rupert wonders how he can keep Paul around for good.
Circles: Book FourMason Arquette isn't one for mincing words. In fact, he often rubs people the wrong way--with the exception of Riece Burrell. Riece came with his own set of social issues, but he saw right through Mason's tough exterior, and they made a perfect couple. Or so Mason thought... until Riece abruptly ended their relationship without much explanation. Years later, Mason and Riece are thrown back together. As a US Forestry Service photographer, Riece is sent on assignment to the Black Hills, where Mason works. When Mason is tasked with guiding Riece around the territory, old feelings are quickly rekindled. But nothing is ever easy. Just as Mason and Riece begin to work things out, they're targeted by people with motives so vile and twisted they defy imagination. In a desperate race for their lives, they must depend on one another and take a big step out of their personal comfort zones to find their way back to safety--and back to love.
Jonah Landers's promotion to detective isn't going so well. His first undercover operation is a disaster thanks to Rafael Santos, a Cuban-American detective so far undercover, no one on Rafael's Miami-based squad even had a clue he'd already infiltrated the prostitution ring Jonah was targeting. Two years and an insane twist of fate later, Jonah finds himself transferred from Orlando and partnered up with Rafael in Miami--and their rocky beginning doesn't get any better. For the sake of their careers and because he realizes he's falling for Rafael, Jonah makes every attempt to smooth things over and move on with his love life. He turns his attention to A.J. Choya, a Seminole Indian who runs the tech department. But there's no spark between them, and Jonah has to admit his feelings for Rafael aren't going away. When a new case falls into Rafael's and Jonah's laps, they must go undercover again and become intimate in a way that forces them to confront their feelings for each other--no matter the consequences.
Forbes Mates: Book TwoJamie Ryan was almost ready to accept he'd never find his destined mate. They're uncommon to begin with, and same-sex versions are downright rare. Since his gay best friend found a destined mate, Jamie figured he was out of luck. Until end-of-semester stress forces him to go through the full-moon shift early. Stuck in wolf form, he runs into none other than his destined mate. Who's human. Chad Sutton has always had good instincts. They served him well as a detective and continued on when he went private. Those instincts tell him there's something about the dog that comes up to him while running away from animal control that isn't quite right. He works to put the pieces together, but is unsuccessful until his dog turns into a human before his eyes. Jamie has no idea what the mate bite of a shifter will do to a human. He's terrified to try--and possibly kill his mate. They hunt for answers while working together on one of Chad's cases. It's easy to see they belong together, but Jamie fears the gods gave him someone he can't keep.
Sequel to I'll Still Be ThereUnfinished Business: Book TwoJess Early and Eli Dunn, owners of Ruth's Haven Bed and Breakfast, love married life. Every jealousy bump and insecure thought is just another expected growing pain. But with Jess redefining his relationship with his best friend and ex-fiancée Cassie and Eli's friend Travis staying with the guys while going through marital problems of his own, things haven't been feeling quite right between them. Not to forget, the home's ghostly previous owners, Clay Bailey and Silas Denton, still reside in their former bedroom and delight in making their presence known--including invading Travis's dreams in an attempt to help. They give Travis a vivid glimpse of their adventurous trip to Paris in the early 1960s and some insight about his marriage. With tensions mounting, Eli's father suffers a heart attack. Now Jess and Eli must remain strong and at the same time confront their evolving feelings. The young couple's struggles become a lesson in the true meanings of love, loyalty and marriage.
High school grad Morgan Breck is riding out his last summer at home before he goes off to pursue the course of study his parents want him to take--at a college they want him to attend. His days are boring and lonely until a construction crew arrives to build a house across the street. One of the workers is the sexy Sparrow Smith, and he quickly catches Morgan's eye. Morgan is surprised to discover he and Sparrow share a mutual attraction; one that leads to smoking hot sex, the kind that leaves the room sweltering. The guys' friends-with-benefits relationship soon grows into something more, and Morgan realizes he can't live without Sparrow. But summer's end is rapidly approaching, and his parents are determined he leave for college, which will take him hundreds of miles away from the man he's falling in love with. Standing up to his parents has never been easy. In fact, Morgan's never done it before. Ever. Morgan must work up the courage to voice his needs, or he'll have no choice but to let Sparrow go.
Cinder, a poor and beautiful young man who designs clothing, makeup, and hair for his stepmother and stepsisters, offers his clothing and slippers to a naked stranger in the woods, who turns out to be none other than Prince Charming. Follow Cinder and Prince Charming in this twist on the classic Cinderella tale as they discover their inner strengths and find their very own happily ever after. Enjoy The Naked Prince and three other reimagined tales from Fairyland, each with a unique spin on stories we all know and love, including The Golden Rule, where eighteen-year-old Gideon Golden, after being thrown out of his home in Fairyland by his homophobic parents, breaks into the cottage of three burly men on Bear Mountain. In Whatever Happened To...?, friction ensues between a celebrity with a growing appendage and a reporter who has a thing for giants. And in Ice Cold, young Gaelen must save his love, Kieran, after a handsome but evil prince freezes Kieran's heart and bewitches him into being the prince's slave.
Jake Rushman is on the run, but it's too late. He's being tracked by an expert. Motorcycle Club Enforcer Nick is tough, but even he has a conscience. It's slowly destroying him, together with memories of his parents' ugly deaths. Nick eliminates the guilty, but Jake Rushman is the innocent witness to a murder. It will be one kill too many. Determined to find redemption, Nick plans to trade his life for Jake's. Neither man counts on the fierce, powerful bond that the collision of their opposing worlds brings, and Jake refuses to let Nick sacrifice himself. He offers Nick the one thing he's never had: hope. But with a violent past tracking them, Nick might be forced to do the one thing he promised himself he never would--kill again.
Island Medics: Book OneAn Isle NovelDr. Jeff Martin has spent five years as a rural general practitioner on the Isle of Wight, hiding the fact he's gay. He travels in secret to see his partner, Tris, but when he discovers Tris has been cheating on him, he ends their relationship. Then Jeff meets island native Cameron Gillard. Cameron is down-to-earth, lively, and treats Jeff like he's the most important person in his life. Jeff blooms under Cameron's attention, and he decides to come out to his colleagues and friends. Just when things are going well, Tris reappears out of the blue. Jeff is no longer interested in Tris, but it seems he has two men to convince. Tris, who can't believe Jeff is serious about wanting to end their relationship, and Cameron, who can't hide his jealousy of Tris. Jeff is certain about one thing--the only man he wants in his life is Cameron. Now he just needs to prove it to him.
Sequel to Put a Ring on ItReady or Knot: Book TwoFormer child star and deeply closeted adult actor Jax Conlon needs a boost to his flagging career. He promised his mom, just before she died. He hopes he's found it in a guest spot with the latest directorial prodigy, but his research for the role gets derailed by an encounter with a handsome stranger with more... hands-on experience. Oz Parsons is a devoted dad to two amazing little girls. Maybe a little too devoted--he hasn't had anything resembling a personal life since his ex left, leaving Oz and the girls with broken hearts and abandonment issues. So a hookup with a hot guy is just what he needs to let off some pent-up steam without any complications. There's something about Jax, though, that's got him finding reasons to draw things out. With their goals and families pulling them in two different directions, Oz and Jax have to figure if white-hot chemistry and desire that won't quit is enough to roll the dice and risk now on forever.
A Novella in Frankie's SeriesEight months after the assault in which his sub and lover was killed, Jordan Nicholls isn't making much progress in his recovery. Marchant and Ed, Jordan's friends from the BDSM club, stage an intervention. They employ a carer to look after Jordan. Rhys may be a sub, but he's forceful, making Jordan eat and exercise rather than live on coffee and cigarettes. Despite Jordan's protests, Rhys slowly forces him back to life. But Rhys wants to be Jordan's sub, and despite being protective of Rhys, Jordan's not sure he can ever return to the BDSM lifestyle. In order for their relationship to continue, they'll need to find a compromise that meets both their needs.
Kanji is the last royal Kuro swan, an ancient race who once served the demonic Sidhee. The Kuro were betrayed and given as slaves to the Dryma fairies. When a Dryma is born, his soul attaches to a tree, and to sustain their lives, the Dryma conscript the Kuro to protect their woods. In their servitude, the Kuro are languishing and dying off. Kanji is desperate to reunite his people with their stolen wings, but the task seems impossible. When Kanji discovers a plan to unite the Sidhee and the Dryma, he tricks the Sidhee prince and attends a masked ball in disguise. There he meets Prince Tristan, who is nothing like the other fairies. Kind and compassionate, Tristan has a plan to free the Dryma from their dependence on the trees--and their need of the Kuro's protection. It could mean freedom for Kanji's people, but it might also mean choosing between them and the life of the fairy who is--impossibly--his mate. When Tristan is wounded in battle and left for dead, his survival depends on the success of his experiments. Can Kanji dare to believe, or must he come to terms with the loss of his mate?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.
A Tale of TournaiAs the first-born son of the Duke of Tournai and cousin to the prince, Cathal has always tried to fulfill his duty to family and country, including following through with an arranged marriage to Velia, cousin to the emperor of Ardunn. But it's Velia's companion, Flavia, who fascinates Cathal. Cathal doesn't know that Flavia is really Flavian, a man masquerading as a woman to escape Ardunn, a restrictive place in which Flavian's preference for men is forbidden. Even when Cathal discovers Flavian's true gender, he cannot fight his attraction to him. Flavian is intrigued by Cathal, but Cathal is still betrothed to Velia, and Flavian worries Cathal is more taken with his feminine illusion than the man beneath it. While both men battle their longings for each other, spies from Ardunn infiltrate the capital, attempting to uncover Tournai's weaknesses. They are also searching for Flavian, who possesses a magical Talent that allows him to see the truth of a person just by painting their portrait--a skill invaluable to Ardunn's emperor.
Ex-business owner and soon to be ex-husband Jake has had some rotten luck of late. His world is tumbling down around him, but it's time to dust himself off and move on. Buying and fixing up the most dilapidated home he can find might be just the thing to get him back on track. But Jake gets more than he bargained for when he meets former lawyer turned landscaper Dakota. Dakota is smart and ridiculously sexy--and Jake doesn't have a clue how to act around him. After several gardening mishaps, Jake is sure Dakota thinks he's completely inept. Turns out Dakota is thinking something else entirely. And as Dakota gives Jake advice, an ear to listen, and helps him work through his issues, Jake realizes flowers aren't the only thing blooming between them.
Sequel to Inner SanctumThe Stonebridge Mysteries: Book ThreeLiving together is bliss for Sam Flynn and Nathan Walker, but things never stay quiet for long in Stonebridge. On the night of Sam's twenty-ninth birthday, the much-hated mayor of Stonebridge is found dead at his home. Sam suspects foul play, but just as he starts investigating the list of possible culprits, Nathan gets word of a new undercover assignment--one that includes a mysterious, sexy new partner. Though Sam struggles to trust Nathan and control his jealousy during Nathan's absence, the stress makes a return to the bottle seem not only tempting, but inevitable--especially when Nathan starts avoiding his calls. Yet Nathan's fidelity isn't the only thing on Sam's mind. A visit from the mayor's ex-assistant puts Sam in the line of fire, and he's drawn into a complex web of duplicity spanning back to the night of his parents' accident. Sam's journey to uncover the truth about what really happened threatens to unravel long-held beliefs about his parents and puts his relationship with Nathan to the ultimate test.
Sequel to Redeeming HopeHome for Hope: Book TwoAdam Lancaster can't imagine how his life could possibly get any better. He's on the cusp of moving in with his boyfriend, Elijah Langley. Their charge, Kollin Haverty, finally has a loving, stable home environment, and Home for Hope is up and running, keeping over fifteen LGBT youth off the streets at night. But one phone call from his birth mother, Jessica Lancaster, is all it takes to unravel Adam's carefully constructed new life. Informing Adam his grandfather has died, Jessica expresses remorse for abandoning Adam to the state and begs him for a chance to be part of his life again. Jessica's true colors eventually shine through her façade, and Adam is devastated all over again when he discovers she is only using him to get her hands on the valuable inheritance his grandfather left him. Jessica's betrayal forces Adam so far inside his own hell, not even Elijah or Kollin can keep him from abandoning all of his responsibilities and running away. Adam will have to dig deep to find the strength to confront his birth parents, heal once and for all, and earn back his place with his new family.
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.
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