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Splintered

by Sjd Peterson

2nd EditionHunting Evil: Book OneA string of murders targeting effeminate gay men has the GLBTQ community of Chicago on alert, but budget cuts have left many precincts understaffed and overworked, and homophobia is alive and well within the law enforcement community so little has been done to solve the mystery. When the FBI calls in Special Agent Todd Hutchinson and his team, the locals are glad to hand the case off. But Hutch finds a bigger mystery than anyone originally realized--seventeen linked murders committed in several different jurisdictions. Hutch's clues lead him to Noah Walker. Working on his PhD in forensic psychology, Noah has been obsessed with serial murders since he was a child. Noah finds himself hunted, striking him off Hutch's suspect list, but not off his radar. To catch the killer before anyone else falls victim, they'll have to work together to bring him to justice.First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2014.

Murderous Requiem

by Jamie Fessenden

2nd EditionA Brethren NovelJeremy Spencer never imagined the occult order he and his boyfriend, Bowyn, started as a joke in college would become an international organization with hundreds of followers. Now a professor with expertise in Renaissance music, Jeremy is drawn back into the world of free love and ceremonial magick. The old jealousies and hurt that separated him from Bowyn eight years ago no longer seem significant. Then Jeremy begins to wonder if the centuries-old score he's been asked to transcribe hides something sinister. With each stanza, local birds flock to the old mansion, a mysterious fog descends upon the grounds, and bats swarm the temple dome. During a séance, the group receives a cryptic warning from the spirit realm. And as the music's performance draws nearer, Jeremy realizes it may hold the key to incredible power--power somebody is willing to kill for.First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2013.

Eye of Scota

by Serena Yates

2nd EditionDalriata: Book OneIn 845 a group of Gaels fleeing the Vikings stumbled through the mystic Eye of Scota and found safety on a planet they named Dalriata. Seven centuries later, the arrival of the Crìosdaidh religion changed everything. Fugitives stopped appearing, and the newly established Council of Priests used the energy of Slànach Stones to enforce their religious laws. But by 2500 the Stones' power is dwindling. The High Priest is desperate--none of the warriors sent to find more Stones have returned. Cináed MacAlpin, a young healer priest, is chosen to undertake another attempt. He hopes that new Stones will reduce the pressure to heal only those deemed worthy by the priests. But his task is not easy. Cináed must travel to the land of Bunádh and find the Eye that is the source of the Stones. Once there he meets Tadeo Banderas, a spaceship captain exploring the newest Earth-like planet discovered by the Solar Exploration Fleet. Cináed and Tadeo soon find out that the spark of energy between them may hold the key to Dalriata's future.First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2010.

The Ongoing Reformation of Micah Johnson

by Sean Kennedy

Micah Johnson is out of options. Following a stint as a runaway after the cruel revelation of his sexual orientation, Micah vows to get his life back on the right track. But there are roadblocks between him and his goal of making the national draft and having a shot at becoming an AFL player, including struggles with other students both on and off the football field. Hiding behind sarcasm will only protect him from so much, and Micah knows just making it to graduation will be an epic battle. If only Micah could find a fraction of the faith that his mentor, Declan Tyler, has in him, but he can't seem to see what Declan does. Micah is trying to reform, but the end of the road is a long way off, and it's clear the process is ongoing.

The Servant Duchess of Whitcomb

by Vicktor Alexander

Scandalous Whispers of the Remmington Realm: Book TwoOrley Garrick is known throughout Angland not only as the man with two dukedoms but also as the hero who survived a brutal kidnapping at the hands of Nafoleon's army, never once betraying the secrets of His Majesty. Still haunted by his memories, Orley pushes his crippled body to dangerous limits, all in an attempt to run from the demons of his past. Until he meets Chester Boland, a maid in his friend's household. Orley is besieged by desire for this gorgeous male woman, and by a connection he cannot ignore. But there are those within the Remmington Realm who take issue with the Duke's choice--especially given Chester's Tafrican lineage. Having stared death in the face and won, Orley proposes they steal away and elope. However, before they can begin their new life, they uncover dangerous secrets that go deeper than they could ever imagine--involving those they trust the most. Orley and Chester must discover exactly how deep these secrets run before their enemies make sure Chester is removed from Orley's arms... forever.

Colors

by Russell J. Sanders

High school senior Neil Darrien is a budding musical theater star. He has it all--a beautiful girlfriend, a scholarship at a prestigious school, and plenty of chances to showcase his talent. But when Zane Jeffrey comes to town and immediately lands a spot in the school show choir, Neil is jealous. What Neil didn't count on, though, is Zane's charm and humor, and the two soon become friends. Melissa, Neil's girlfriend, notices Zane monopolizing Neil and draws Neil into her church. There Neil discovers a situation he knows he needs to fix, but if he does, a deep, dark secret that could cost him his future career might come out. When his relationship with Melissa becomes rocky, Neil is drawn to Zane in a way that is more than friendship.

Aspect of Winter

by Tom Early

2nd EditionHigh school isn't easy for any gay teen, and on top of everything, Fay struggles to understand his supernatural powers--and keep them hidden from everyone but his best friend Sam. It's almost too much for anyone to cope with, and it's all Fay can do to endure. Then Fay and Sam come to the attention of a representative from Janus University, a college for people who display magical potential. Along with their classmate Tyler, the two friends are tipped into a precarious world of mystery and magic that they don't yet understand. Their lives are about to change, but first they must complete--and survive--the university's Trials. Romantic feelings start to bloom between Fay and Tyler, but before they can explore them, they must learn to deal with a new world that can be both beautiful and terrifying--especially when the dangerous source of Fay's abilities is discovered.1st Edition published by Kindle Direct Publishing, 2014.

Stalked

by Susanna Hays

Yori Tanaka lives with crippling anxiety, knowing he carries the "Beast Syndrome" gene yet still unsure what activates it. Thankfully, his boyfriend, Bryce Green, is down to earth and has been more than patient and supportive for the last five years. But their lives are about to change. When Lance Haney, an old friend, rolls into town, Yori is excited to see him at first--until Yori learns Lance's motives. Full of malice and bad intentions, Lance plans to activate Yori's "Beast Syndrome" gene, and Yori's greatest fear is about to become a reality.

Love Turned Blue

by Evan Gilbert

After a strained and unfulfilling marriage to a woman, contractor Slade Thompson has had some very hot sex with some very hot men. But none of them have come close to giving Slade what he really wants--love and commitment. When he meets auto mechanic Bruno Ross, Slade finally finds a man who desires a dedicated relationship as much as he does. But Slade's thirteen-year-old son Kent is spiraling out of control as he struggles through the emotional fallout from the divorce. It's too bad Bruno doesn't like kids, and isn't at all sure he wants to be around a hostile boy who blames his gay dad for tearing his family apart. Bruno has baggage of his own. He broke up with Davis, his partner of eleven years, only five months before he met Slade. It quickly becomes obvious that, despite his strong feelings for Slade, Bruno hasn't quite broken his emotional ties to his past with Davis. Mutual desire--no matter how strong--might not be enough to hold their budding romance together.

A Home for the Holidays

by Joe Cosentino

Bobby McGrath's Christmas trip to the beautiful Italian island of Capri to meet his eccentric extended family offers stunning views--none more stunning than his third cousin, Paolo Mascobello, a real stocking stuffer. As the two young men embark on a relationship, Bobby, a driven law student, learns to relax and bask under the old Italian moon, and Paolo realizes there's more to life than a frolic on the beach. For the two to find everlasting amore, Paulo must overcome his fear of commitment and learn to follow his dreams, and Bobby must get his wish for happily ever after.

My Aim Is True

by Lee Patton

When sixteen-year-old Guy Dimchek comes out in 1970s San Francisco, his best friend dumps him, his mom splits, and he's left largely on his own just in time for his first ever sexual experience. Things don't get any easier when Guy's father becomes a candidate for state office. Having a gay son doesn't do his candidacy any favors, especially under the antigay "family values" fervor sweeping the nation. Compounding the situation is Guy's new stepmother, who opposes openness on the gay issue and especially the revelation that Guy has a boyfriend--one he might be falling in love with. Around Guy, self-help charlatans, radical cults, and extreme politics forecast 1978's perfect tsunami: the Jonestown massacre in Guyana, Anita Bryant's homophobic campaign, and gay city supervisor Harvey Milk's assassination at city hall. In the midst of a perfect storm of antigay sentiment, Guy faces the supreme test when his father's political opponent launches a smear campaign that employs both dirty tricks and physical violence against Guy. Following the attack, an injured Guy must confront his own flaws and reunite with his fractured family--all while staying true to himself and connected to the boy he loves.

Lovers, Losers, and You

by Skylar M. Cates

Sunshine and Happiness: Book TwoHow can you lose one dream and still find another? Owen King is a lonely history teacher who wants to be braver. So when Owen learns about the deceased brother he never met, he breaks free of his safety net and risks answers. Despite his loving, adopted family, Owen wonders if there are missing pieces inside of him. Visiting the seaside town of Ocean Vista, where his brother lived and died, will be no vacation. Andrew Teagan wants to be a winner. After being dumped by his last boyfriend, Andrew is through letting others dictate his life. To prove that dreams are possible, he's going after his ambitions full force. Having signed on for a cooking reality show, Andrew's ready to make his small café into a sizzling success. When Andrew aids Owen on the beach, what starts off as an act of kindness turns into a hot temptation. But can a sweet budding romance survive when the time comes for Owen to leave town? Both men must learn to trust each other if their love will conquer the miles between them.

Lovers & Fighters

by Nash Summers

Scott Halleck and Julian Reeves are polar opposites in almost every way. Scott, a modern arts curator at a museum in Chicago, relishes the finer things in life. Julian is a strange photographer whose hair color changes as frequently as his mood. As far as Scott can see, Julian is an erratic know-it-all who lives his life one day to the next. To Julian, Scott is an uptight, too-coiffed perfectionist. As the two men continue to run into each other, their dislike grows, but beneath that animosity, a fire is beginning to spark. Scott is baffled when he realizes he is falling for Julian, a man who burns hotter than a wildfire. Scott will have to decide, for the first time in his life, if he'll let the flames take over.

Warrior and Priest

by Katie Howe

On an earthlike planet ruled by the Elite, a rite called "the Gleaning" is used to select suitable spouses for those of merit. Nico Stamford is a member of the Geisha class. Though he has been trained for marriage all his life, becoming a healer and a priest in the process, all he wants is to cook and open a restaurant. Instead he becomes a candidate for the ritual. He hopes the Goddess will look kindly on him and eliminate him before the final choices are made. Alex DeVrie is a member of the Warrior class who has recently returned triumphant from a clash with an alien enemy. Made a duke of the Sixth Land as a reward, all Alex needs now is a husband. As soon as Alex sets eyes on Nico, he refuses to settle for anyone else. Tradition says they can part ways after a year and a day. But love begins to grow as they unravel the mystery behind tragic events in the Sixth Land, and they uncover a conspiracy that could change their society.

Sloe Ride

by Rhys Ford

Sequel to Tequila MockingbirdSinners Series: Book FourIt isn't easy being a Morgan. Especially when dead bodies start piling up and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. Quinn Morgan never quite fit into the family mold. He dreamed of a life with books instead of badges and knowledge instead of law--and a life with Rafe Andrade, his older brothers' bad boy friend and the man who broke his very young heart. Rafe Andrade returned home to lick his wounds following his ejection from the band he helped form. A recovering drug addict, Rafe spends his time wallowing in guilt, until he finds himself faced with his original addiction, Quinn Morgan--the reason he fled the city in the first place. When Rafe hears the Sinners are looking for a bassist, it's a chance to redeem himself, but as a crazed murderer draws closer to Quinn, Rafe's willing to sacrifice everything--including himself--to keep his quixotic Morgan safe and sound.

A Shooting Star

by Joe Cosentino

An In My Heart NovellaOn the eve of the best night of his life, winning an Academy Award, Jonathan Bello thinks back to his one great love, David Star. Flipping back the pages of time, Jonathan recalls his handsome, muscular, and charismatic college roommate. Since Jonathan was a freshman and David a senior in the Theatre Department, David took Jonathan under his wing and molded him, not only as an actor but as a lover. With every wonderful new adventure, David left his joyful mark on anyone with whom they came in contact, but Jonathan soon uncovered David's dark past, leading to a shocking event. Undaunted, Jonathan celebrates the captivating man who will always hold a special place in his heart.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.

Whiskers of a Chance

by Tempeste O'Riley

Jason Grant runs his own IT business from home, owns his own home, and has the best friend he could imagine. What he doesn't have, or believe he will ever have, is love. When Jason catches a glimpse of his new neighbor on moving day, his libido ignites and his fascination in piqued. He even manages to concoct an excuse to go over and meet the man who makes him hope and want for more than he has in years. Keith Skyler is a shifter in a world where his kind is known only to a few, but they don't often mix and they never mate. Keith has been hoping for a mate since before he can remember, but gay lynx don't have true mates. As far as he knows, they don't have mates at all. However, while moving his little family across Seattle--and away from their tribe--his reality tips and spins more than he thought possible. When these two men meet over a dish of five-cheese broccoli-noodle casserole, sparks fly. Who knew a welcome-to-the-neighborhood gift could give both of them their chance at love?

Better Than Safe

by Lane Hayes

A Better Than StoryPaul Fallon is a fashion advertising guru. He's a genius at dealing with difficult editors, art directors, and designers alike. He thrives on the chaotic atmosphere and constant challenges. But in his personal life, he's hoping for peace and stability. Settling down with a nice doctor or lawyer sounds perfect. Anyone but an artist. He's been there, done that, and he doesn't want to relive the heartache. Seth Landau is a model, occasional guitarist, and aspiring painter. He's quirky, flighty, and wise beyond his years. Life has taught him some tough lessons, then given him opportunities he never dreamed of. He's learned to appreciate the fragility of life and to express it in his work. Seth's flare for the absurd combined with a supple mind and a beautiful body are too alluring for Paul to ignore. Against his best intentions, Paul is drawn to the younger man whose particular brand of crazy challenges Paul to accept that things aren't always as they seem. Sometimes taking a chance is better than being safe.

Blood Tied

by Jacob Z. Flores

The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge: Book TwoThad Blackmoor's heart is as cold as his icy magical abilities. He considers emotions a waste of his time and prefers to study the arcane, using the sacred books of his coven to grow in his craft. He aspires to supersede his father and elder brother Pierce in power, and now that his younger brother, Mason, has tapped into the rare warlock power of darkness, he needs to work harder than ever. But Thad's ambitions are halted when he saves Aiden Teine, a fire fairy, from a banshee. Thad's immediate attraction to Aiden catches him off guard and thaws his cold heart for the first time. As Thad, Aiden, and his brothers investigate the connection between the banshee attack and the vampyre and shadow weaver who almost killed them, Thad tries to dodge Ben, a sexy warlock who won't let him be after a one-night stand. Their search for answers leads them to the Otherworld, where something even more insidious is at work--something Thad will need more than logic to stand against.

The Plumber

by Serena Yates

A Workplace Encounters BookHard work and long hours have made Will Kovar's business, Total Plumbing Solutions, a success. When he's called to fix a bathroom at the Safe Home for Girls and Boys and sees how tight money is for the charity, he's happy to donate his time. Meeting the home's manager, Steve Hayes, is an added bonus, especially when Steve invites Will to dinner to thank him for his generosity. Will learns Steve's wealthy family isn't happy about his choice to make a career in social work, but neither man expects Steve's parents to leave eighteen children out on the street to prove their point. Will is determined to help Steve figure out how to provide a safe and happy home--for both the children and themselves.

Beloved Unmasked

by Brita Addams

Cherished One: Book OneA Tarnished novelBorn to a spiteful prostitute in Storyville, the red-light district in New Orleans, David comes into the world as Picayune, meaning "of little value," or, as his mother reminds him, "nothing." In the early 20th century brothels and clubs, his love of music sustains young Pic until a life-changing meeting places him on the road to respectability, and Pic reinvents himself as David Reid. As David realizes happiness for the first time, conscription forces his friend and first love, Spencer Webb, into the Great War. While he pursues a law degree, letters from Spence connect David to his hopes for the future. After staggering news at war's end, David must find a way to move forward. Under the tutelage of his benefactor, David's career prospers, but specters from Storyville threaten all he's worked so hard to achieve. The past holds both pain and love. Will facing it head-on destroy David or give him everything he's ever dared dream?

Betrothed: A Faery Tale

by Therese Woodson

Faery royalty have always married for duty rather than love. Prince Chrysanths should be no different--except with a human for a father, the prince known as Puck already is different. When he is betrothed against his will to Prince Sky, Puck flees to his father in the human world, only to have Sky follow. Prince Sky Song of the Clouds isn't thrilled with the prospect of marriage either, but is bound by duty to follow through. If he can't win Puck over, the faery realm might very well dissolve into utter chaos. Too busy arguing, Puck and Sky are unaware there are others with a vested interest in seeing the betrothal fail. In a bid for Puck's crown, they'll seek to keep them apart, even as Puck and Sky realize that duty and love don't always have to be mutually exclusive.

Scrudge & Barley, Inc.

by John Inman

A classic tale takes off in sexy new directions! Poor Mr. Dickens must be twirling in his grave. When E.B. Scrudge, putz extraordinaire and all-around numbnuts, is visited by his dead ex on Christmas Eve, he can't imagine how his life could sink any lower. But the three ghostly spirits that come along after are even worse! Good lord, a dyke, a drag queen, and rounding out the trio, a big, hunky bear with nipple rings and a butt plug! What's next? What's next is a good deal of soul-searching and some hard lessons learned with a dash of redemption thrown in for good measure. And love too, believe it or not. Love that had been simmering all along at the heart of Scrudge's miserable existence, although he was too selfish to see it--until a trio of holiday beasties pointed his sorry ass in the right direction.

Blood Slave

by Caitlin Ricci

Prince Jai, a merciless vampire warlord, has taken up a crusade to stop the enslavement of the humans and werewolves by his own kind. He's heard tales of the time before a comet came and changed the world, and though they may just be stories told by an old human woman, he finds hope in them. After months of killing the other vampires, he's nearing his goal of taking the king's throne for himself. It's the only way to bring peace to everyone, and he won't stop until he sees that happen. However, his men are tired, and when one clan proves to be too much for him, he agrees to a temporary peace treaty. To sweeten the deal, Jai is given the use of a blood slave, Ash. Jai detests the use of blood slaves and wants nothing to do with them. But when he realizes Ash could be another weapon in his arsenal, he spends the months training him to be everything his master has ever feared.

Stygian

by Santino Hassell

Jeremy has been isolated and adrift since the death of his brother. Most people just see him as the skinny emo kid who wears eyeliner and plays drums. No one gets him. Nobody tries. He thought the indie rock band Stygian would become his anchor, but--lost in their own problems--they're far from the family he sought. Still, hoping to get close to Kennedy, the band's enigmatic guitarist, he follows Stygian to northern Louisiana for a summer retreat. They had planned to spend six weeks focusing on new music, but things go awry as soon as they arrive at the long-deserted Caroway mansion. Tempers flare, sexual tension boils over into frustration, and Jeremy turns away from the band to find a friend in his eerily beautiful landlord Hunter Caroway. Kennedy suspects there's something off about the creepy mansion and its mysterious owners, but Jeremy thinks he's finally found somewhere he fits. It isn't until Kennedy forces the Caroways' secrets into the light that Jeremy realizes belonging sometimes comes with a price.

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