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Secrets. Their weight can be crushing, but their release can change everything--and not necessarily for the better. Ian is no stranger to secrets. Being a gay teen in a backwater southern town, Ian must keep his orientation under wraps, especially since he spends a lot of time with his hands all over members of the same sex, pinning their sweaty, hard bodies to the wrestling mat. When he's trying not to stare at teammates in the locker room, he's busy hiding another secret--that he starves himself so he doesn't get bumped to the next weight class. Enter Julian Yang, an Adonis with mesmerizing looks and punk rocker style. Befriending the flirtatious artist not only raises suspicion among his classmates, but leaves Ian terrified he'll give in to the desires he's fought to ignore. As secrets come to light, Ian's world crumbles. Disowned, defriended, and deserted by nearly everyone, Ian's one-way ticket out of town is revoked, leaving him trapped in a world he hates--and one that hates him back.
What happens when Jane Austen's immortal characters are thrust into 21st century Pennsylvania, with an all-male twist? Liam Bennet has always been a good judge of character, but when William Darcy is thrown into his social circle, everything spins out of control. Darcy is proud, cold, arrogant--and strangely captivating. When Liam's brother and Darcy's business partner start seeing each other, Liam cannot avoid this enigmatic businessman. But does he want to? As Liam struggles to find his identity in college and acknowledge his feelings, he must deal with the fortunes of his four brothers, his gossiping mother, and the possibility of a large inheritance that could save his family from financial ruin. Emotions come to a boil when George Wickham, a world-weary musician, stumbles into town and ignites a feud with Darcy. He threatens to expose a long-hidden past, and Liam must decide for himself who William Darcy really is and what he really wants.
Aaron and Josh come from extraordinarily different backgrounds in small town America. Aaron is the only child of a fundamentalist preacher who fears and condemns the ways of the world outside their community. Josh is a jock who can only seem to express the feelings Aaron stirs in him by tormenting Aaron about how he looks and dresses. But one day, Josh's world is turned upside down by a simple sentence spoken by Aaron, and he decides to get closer to Aaron. Aaron assumes it is a new form of torture, but Josh persists: first a ride home, then talking with Aaron while he does his afternoon farm chores. Then Josh persuades Aaron's father to let him participate in a scholastic event out of town one weekend. Josh pays a huge price for Aaron to attend, but that one weekend persuades Aaron to get free of his parents and attend college. College doesn't solve all their problems, though. 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.
Least Likely Partnership: Book TwoWhen his vicious cousin Alejandro makes a violent late-night visit, San Diego homicide detective Ray Delgado gets a brutal reminder of why he left his family behind. Alejandro wants Ray to find his sister, Sophia, who disappeared from the UC San Diego campus, before the FBI digs too deep into his business. Special Agent Elliot Belkamp spent his entire life jumping from one place to another, but his new assignment assisting a FBI task force offers him a chance to settle down. When Elliot catches a missing person's case as his first assignment, the last person he expects to find poking around the victim's dorm room is Ray, a one-time hookup he's more inclined to punch in the face than kiss hello. After discovering Sophia's disappearance is linked to a massive computer-based theft that has two powerful crime families ready to declare war, Elliot focuses on his investigation and tries to ignore Ray. As the search for Sophia turns dangerous, Elliot and Ray discover that tackling organized crime might be easier than resisting the urge to tackle each other.
Sequel to Shades of SepiaThe Sleepless City: Book TwoWhen a vampire finds his soul mate, the bond is forever. It's love at first sight. Or is it? Flint, Ohio, Homicide Detective Jonas Forge has been a vampire for nearly two hundred years. He's fought wars, seen life go from the simple but hard colonial days to the modern, high-tech world. He's evolved with the times, adapting with each new era, blending into each new life. The one constant is his best friend and lover, Declan. Until Forge's soul mate tumbles, literally, into his life. Even though they're not fated to be together forever, Forge and Declan are perfectly happy. Despite the pheromone attracting him to his soul mate, Forge isn't thrilled with the guy, and the feeling seems mutual. While trying to adjust to his clumsy soul mate and equally awkward feelings, Forge is on the hunt for the serial killer who's leaving a trail of bodies, and who witnesses can't identify. But Forge better watch out. When his work collides with his love life, things really heat up.
A Survivor StoryIt's been nearly five years since Aaron woke up in the hospital so broken, he couldn't stand the sight of his own face. The flashbacks no longer dominate his life, but he's still unable to find intimacy with his lover, Spencer Thomas. With time, patience, and the support of his family, his therapist, and his loving partner, Aaron has figured out how to live again. The problem is, Spencer hasn't. His life has been on hold as he waits for the day he and Aaron can have a normal relationship. Hoping to move things forward for them both, he takes a job as a programmer in downtown Chicago, leaving Aaron alone. Reeling in the wake of Spencer's absence, Aaron receives another shock when his attackers are caught. Now, he must testify and verbalize his worst nightmare. Publicly reliving his trauma without Spencer at his side destroys his precarious control. But he finds someone who can understand and empathize in Jordan, who watched his brother cut down in a school shooting. With Spencer gone and the DA knocking at his door, Aaron seeks solace in Jordan, and Spencer will have to risk everything to hold on to Aaron's love.
Changing Moon: Book ThreeWhen Lance is kidnapped from his adopted grandfather's home, Andrew believes there is a traitor among Lord Basil's drones, despite the fact that the born vampire supports Lance and Andrew's crusade to free shifters from vampire subjugation. Lance awakens to finds Andrew's baby sister, Angela, and a young boy shackled to a wall next to him, and a corpse nearby. Brad, a former drone of Basil's, tortures them in an effort to drive Lance insane and prove that pureblood shifters are unstable and need to be destroyed before he gets them all killed. Stephon comes home after a trip to an orgy disguised as an unbirthday party. His mate, Quinn, shows up uninvited and is angry at the perceived infidelity. It isn't easy to rekindle a relationship after a 270-year separation. As old arguments and insecurities resurface, Quinn decides the only way to keep Stephon safe might be to force the stubborn older vampire into hibernation, until he can defeat his father, Lord Rufus.
Sparks fly at first sight when Darrin Smith meets Luis Garcia, an IT consultant hired by Darrin's father to install new computer equipment and software. Unfortunately, Melissa, a rebuffed and embittered office manager, sees Darrin as her ticket to a comfortable future and finds his interest in Luis a threat. Though she sets out to sabotage their chance for a relationship, their love is stronger than the obstacles she throws their way. Life is looking up for Darrin and Luis until Melissa's manipulating gets Luis arrested and deported to Costa Rica. But there's one major flaw in her scheming: Luis was born in California, has never set foot on Costa Rican soil, and doesn't even speak Spanish. For their love to survive, Darrin must move heaven and earth to follow and find Luis before it's too late. 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.
American exchange student Luke Martin is surprised to meet a member of royalty while attending a British university. Though Luke is skeptical of a mystical Gothic castle wedged between Austria and Hungary where gargoyles come to life and the supernatural is the norm, Boris von Schatten and his tales of a tyrannical half-brother ignite Luke's curiosity. Attracted to Boris, Luke jumps at the offer to spend summer break in Schattenberg. But when he arrives at the castle, he is met by Georg, the mysterious and darkly seductive half-brother, and he learns that Boris has disappeared. Despite two deaths and increasing evidence that Georg may have murdered Boris, Luke is drawn to Georg. Surely he isn't as demonic as everyone believes. Luke continues to trust him until blood-soaked clothing belonging to Boris is found in a nearby ravine. Georg may be the victim of a curse, but he assures Luke he is no murderer and Boris is truly the cruel one. Though Luke flees the castle, the secrets follow him, and while he ponders Georg's supposed madness, Luke discovers that Boris's disappearance may be even more sinister than it appears.
2nd EditionWhen Gael Astley is rescued from his life as a sadist's sex slave, he enters a world he never knew existed and discovers he's quite a different man than he thought. For instance, he has the powers of telepathy and telekinesis--but he doesn't know what that means for his new life. With the help of the one person he knows he can trust, Gael embarks on an intense training regime that leads to a new career as an agent for Fillmore, a top-secret paranormal group. Jason Phillips, a member of the Fillmore team, has secrets of his own. Though he tries to distance himself from Gael, both men feel a strong pull toward each other. Meanwhile, threats from Gael's past put him and others at grave risk. If Gael can overcome his insecurities and trust his abilities, and if Jason can trust Gael with his secrets, they might find a way to keep everyone safe--and possibly grow their attraction into something more.1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, January 2012
Sequel to One ConstantThroughout his life, successful artist Barnaby Rosenthal has been rescued repeatedly by his one constant, Charleston Meeks. But it's been seven tumultuous years since he's last seen the temporal agent outside of his dreams and paintings. Recently retired from his father's Restore Point Program, Charleston's ready to approach Barnaby in their present year of 2020 and discover if the two of them can build a future on their harried past. Standing between them is a conservative senator determined to erase the people saved by the RPP, and much of her rage is focused on Barnaby. For the senator, time travel goes against God's plan, so with the help of her hired guns, she intends to correct the program's meddling by any means necessary. For the first time, Charleston may not be there to save Barnaby.
When Queensland Police Force Constable James Laramee raids a hotel room, he finds Vinnie Canterbury on top of a naked, dead man, covered in blood. Vinnie promptly vomits all over James's shoes. Thanks to a cocktail of horse sedatives and Hendra vaccine, Vinnie's memories of his ordeal are fractured. Finding the culprits and the reasons behind his abduction will be a challenge. With his apartment trashed, his building set on fire, and his clothes, phone and wallet gone, Vinnie needs a place to stay. To his surprise, James not only takes him in, but also lets him cry on his shoulder. It must be true love. Vinnie has plans for his future with James all mapped out, and he hopes he can get James on the same page.
In 2300, most citizens live in the high-tech City, but Matt Kilpatrick chooses to farm in the outlaw "Margin" on the borders of civilization. Stubborn and headstrong, he lives off what the land will give him. When he needs help, he yields to necessity and orders a sophisticated android known as a "Doll," but the model he receives--a proud and lovely man----claims to be human. Bastille has no idea how he ended up packaged as a Doll to fill Matt's order, but he knows he's human, and he begs Matt for shelter while he tries to piece his memories back together and figure out who he is. As their days together add up, Matt and Bastille grow into a loving, giving relationship, but trouble from outside grows as they try to unravel the mystery of Bastille. The company that claims to have made Bastille wants him back, and the government has an unlikely--and threatening--interest. To keep themselves and their love alive, Matt and Bastille will have to either flee or fight with all they have.
Despite a successful college teaching career, Noah Daniels has become depressed. He feels he's leading a monochromatic life: love has eluded him. When he's offered a chance to teach in London as part of an exchange program, he accepts, hoping a change of scenery will do him good. But once he's there, his outlook on love and sexuality changes in ways he never expected. Robert Callinan is Noah's English counterpart in the program. The men exchange not only their jobs, but also their homes, and it is what Noah stumbles across while staying at Robert's house that sends him on a journey of self-discovery--both mentally and physically. A journey that puts color back into his life... just not in the way he expected. When the exchange program ends, Noah has to go home, but he doesn't know if he wants to return to the life he left behind.
Duncan Kerr is the art director of Enamored Press, an erotic romance publisher based in Seattle. An open submissions call for new artists yields an imaginative book cover with rich details and bold colors that catches his interest. After a few more samples of work and some e-mails, Duncan is determined to hire the talented young artist on a permanent basis. But Ruben Winterbottom isn't an average freelance artist. His agoraphobia leaves him terrified to set foot outside his secluded house in the woods by the Olympic National Park. Living alone, fear is Ruben's sole companion. When the two men meet, Ruben has a panic attack and hides away. Although confused, Duncan sees past Ruben's anxiety to his artistic gifts and beautiful soul. So he sets out to coax the young man out of his shy shell. Falling in love with a broken boy, however, might be the first draft of heartbreak.
Torsere: Book TwoAfter the defeat of the Lowland Army at Torsere and with King Seran on the run, King Ryneq and his sister, Cerylea, continue their journey to the Elven City of Alel to proceed with the union of the two realms. Fully recovered from his injuries and newly announced as King Ryneq's Consort, Nykin returns to his duty as a Dragon Rider in the King's army. He and Ryneq have little opportunity to celebrate their union, but make the most of their time together before leaving for Alel. Since the ambush at Neest River destroyed the main bridge, traveling by ship is the only option. An unusual storm threatens their crossing, making Ryneq wonder if some new magic is rising against them. As the wedding between Cerylea and the Elven prince Morkryn approaches, the dragons sense a malevolent presence. To protect the young couple's fragile bond, Nykin and his dragon, Fimor, take to the skies, setting up a patrol along the border of the magical city. But as the evil grows more potent, the enchanted boundary grows weaker. Ryneq and Nykin must combine their strength to protect their people from Seran's extreme plot for revenge.
British actor Wesley Tremayne thinks he's close to hitting the big time--a film career--with his role as a hunky explorer on a popular American TV show. Success should be just around the corner, as long as he keeps his sexual orientation a secret. Wes's best friend and beard, Julia Compton, forms the other half of a glamorous Hollywood couple that's merely a façade. Evan Taylor left his acting career behind five years ago without looking back. He's always been more comfortable around horses than people--especially Hollywood types. His new life training racehorses is a dream come true, but increasing financial problems and an abusive boyfriend have him doubting himself and his choices. Then Wes and his friends buy a third-rate racehorse--partially for publicity--and send him to Evan's stable. Wes's friendship with Evan soon develops into an overpowering attraction he can't act on. He's never met a man like Evan, but if there's any chance for a future together, Wes must choose between a career he loves and the man he adores.
Jason Day, brilliant designer of video games, is not only a confirmed bachelor, but he's as gay as a maypole. One wouldn't think being saddled with his precocious four-year-old nephew for four weeks would be enough to throw him off-kilter. Wrong. Timmy, Jason's nephew, is a true handful. But just when Timmy and Uncle Jason begin to bond, and Jason feels he's getting a grip on this babysitting business once and for all, he's thrown for a loop by a couple of visitors--one from Tucson, the other from beyond the grave. I'm sorry. Say what? 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.
Salvage Stories: Book Two San Diego is a city of second chances for Jamie Carlson. His new career as a photographer is taking off, and with the support of a loving surrogate family, he's finally putting his party years behind him. The Bailey family helped him solve his drinking problem, but there's no easy solution to staying sober now that Belle Bailey's dying. Her last wish is a challenge Jamie can't overcome without help. Solving problems is Daniel Priest's specialty. More than twenty years older than Jamie, he's successful and experienced. He makes his living resolving corporate crises--but his personal life has been far from perfect. Now that his marriage is over, Daniel's determined to make up for lost time. One night with Jamie isn't nearly enough for him. Daniel's honest offer of help is more than Jamie expects from a one-time hookup. Even so, fulfilling Belle's last wish is a tall order. Repairing her damaged family as she requests proves difficult when Jamie has to face his own past as well. Jamie could risk his hard-won recovery by admitting why he hit rock bottom in the first place. If he wants a future with Daniel, he'll have to address those reasons head-on.
In their small town in the Pocono Mountains, Earl Knox and Hank Grisset have never been considered among the pretty ones to anyone but each other. As lucky as Hank and Earl consider themselves to have found each other, that's about as far as luck has gone. All those Could'ah-- Should'ah-- Would'ah-- moments a man never sees comin', but that don't stop him from regrettin' them later in life. When Earl makes a critical decision that ultimately outs him and Hank, a mysterious plane shows up at their lake house. Coming out in a small town can erase friendships in a heartbeat. But when a rift in the family leads to a life-threatening accident, only their love for each other is gonna get them through this--that, and their plane from nowhere.
2nd EditionSequel to No Surrender, No RetreatArchangel Chronicles: Book ThreeNewly bonded Archangels Michael and Gabriel are torn from their idyllic island retreat by the singing of hymns heralding stunning news: Gabriel's ancient foe, Semjaza, has escaped from his prison in the stars and now seeks revenge and utter conquest. With the wisdom of Archangel Raziel to guide them and help coming from the most unlikely of quarters, Gabriel and Michael join with the Brotherhood of Archangels to hunt Semjaza down and finish him once and for all. Because Semjaza's return to Earth doesn't threaten just Gabriel and his loved ones--it threatens the whole of humanity. But even more danger lurks in the shadows, threatening the Brotherhood from within. If Gabriel and Semjaza finally face each other in single combat, will Gabriel survive the contest, or will Michael lose his one true love?1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, October 2012
2nd EditionSequel to No QuarterArchangel Chronicles: Book TwoSeventy years after it began, the war between angels and demons is over. Archangels Gabriel and Michael reunite at last, but a dangerous new challenge stands in the way of their happiness: someone is kidnapping angels and selling them as trophies on the black market. When Raphael, Archangel of Healing, goes missing, his tearful lover joins with the Brotherhood of Archangels and their lieutenants to rescue him. Without Raphael's healing touch, disease spreads quickly through the world's human population. The situation only worsens when the angel Agrat is kidnapped: the number of sex crimes begins to rise and her husband, Gabriel's lieutenant, loses himself to his grief. As they mount a rescue mission, Gabriel and Michael's relationship will be put to the test. With the threat of the world dying around them and tragedy looming overhead, can Gabriel and Michael keep love and hope alive?1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, July 2012
2nd EditionArchangel Chronicles: Book OneYou would never know it from his flamboyant lifestyle, but Gabriel's not just the cheerful, fun-loving adoptive father of a pair of indulged young adult humans. He's an Archangel, commander of Heaven's legions of Seraphim, and despite his apparently easy virtue, he's harboring a serious crush on his superior officer, Michael. For years Michael has devoted himself to developing a team of humans, the Venatores, to aid in the fight against Hell. He's been pining after Gabriel for centuries without hope, believing himself to be too serious to attract the other Archangel's interest. He's happy to discover that he's wrong, but their burgeoning relationship is stymied by a major problem: an egomaniacal human is recruiting demons and fallen angels in a bid to take over the world. It's up to Michael and Gabriel, and the rest of the Brotherhood of Archangels, to beat back the forces of Hell before the Earth is overrun.First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, April 2012. Honorable Mention: Best Gay Debut Novel/Book
Sequel to Attachment StringsA Jeff Woods Mystery When he was outed on the local news, Jeff Woods gave up his dream job as a detective to become an on-air radio personality. The sacrifice was worth it to keep Alex and Sean in his life, but Alex lost his job, too. Jeff can tell Alex worries he's pressuring Jeff too much, first with Sean and now the lack of money, but he has no idea what that will lead Alex to do. Desperate times bring out the stupidity in some people, and when Jeff discovers Alex is in over his head in a situation he can't handle, he needs all his self-control to stay calm. Life is not easy with the Church of Virtue still spouting venom wherever they go, homophobes at the police department, a gangster who wants Alex in the worst possible way, and a bed that barely holds one grown man, much less two (and a child), but Jeff is there to stay for good, and he'll do what it takes to make Alex believe him.
The PI Guys: Book OnePrivate investigator Mackenzie Williams's newest client is everything he's looking for in a guy--charming, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. There's only one itty bitty problem--the guy's not exactly gay. In fact, Jordan Channing is looking for a PI to follow his fiancée. The smart thing would be to thank Jordan for his time, turn Mr. Perfect away (don't let the door hit you on the rump, thank you very much), and forget he exists. Of course, Mackenzie has never been accused of doing the smart thing. Being a smart aleck is more his MO. Relationships aren't up his alley, never have been. So why's he so inexplicably drawn to his new client? Jordan has always been the high achiever, a man who lives in a focused, controlled, and carefully constructed manner. But for the first time in his life, he has to admit the impossible--another man is getting his engine running on all cylinders. Despite Jordan's denial, it's not long before he can no longer resist the strong undercurrents pulling them together. Now Jordan must decide if he can go against everything he's ever known to have the only love he's ever wanted.