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Another Healing

by M. Raiya

When James first discovers he can heal, he thinks he has a rare and miraculous gift. But when he learns the price, it feels more like a curse. He falls passionately and completely in love with every person, male or female, he heals. But only until he heals again, when he becomes hotly infatuated with the next person. He doesn't dare express feelings he knows are only transitory or hold out hope anyone will love him back under those conditions. One night, he meets Ambient, the victim of a car accident, dying, his neck broken. James heals him despite knowing what is in store. He can't resist Ambient, and to his amazement, Ambient returns his feelings. Thinking Ambient has broken the curse, James heals the next injured person he comes across. To his joy, and confusion, he does not fall in love anew. If anything, his feelings toward Ambient intensify. Awash with the certainty that somehow, he and Ambient are meant for each other, they set out to learn the truth about James's strange power.

A Wizard's Shelter

by Hollis Shiloh

Visiting his sister Mary at the lighthouse should be a delightful vacation for Elliot--except he's going there in disgrace while he awaits his fate from the wizard council. Mary's assistant, Rue, is a gentle, self-possessed young man about Elliot's age. Elliot is drawn to him, and his magic seems to calm down around the handsome and mysterious Rue. Elliot sinks gratefully into the unexpected grace of Rue's kindness and friendship. He doesn't understand why his magic is broken or why it feels whole again around Rue. But right now he's just trying to survive, grateful for the reprieve Rue's friendship provides. But then a a potential tragedy on the beach culminates in Rue revealing his true nature: he's a selkie, both man and seal, with a magic that somehow complements and heals Elliot's when they're together. And that might not be possible for much longer.

Rat Bastard

by Stephen Osborne

Sequel to Pop Goes the WeaselPatrick "Weasel" Weasley is worried he's not spending enough time with his new boyfriend Tony, now that they are living and working in different towns. He decides the best way to cement the relationship is to buy Tony a ring for Christmas. Unfortunately, Weasel's evil stepfather--a rat bastard if ever there was one--has cut him off without a cent, and he is left with no other choice. He must (gasp!) get a job! Weasel wouldn't mind working at the Phantom Lady Inn if it wasn't for Tony's ex-boyfriend Gates Stumpenhorst, who wants to beat the stuffing out of him, or Cicely Talbot, a writer who believes she can prove to Weasel that he's not really gay. As if that wasn't enough, the deputy sheriff thinks Weasel is the local arsonist. Adding to their troubles is a rumored Phantom Lady haunting the inn and pilfering trinkets. With all this going on, Weasel might not live to survive Christmas, much less find time to go on a date with Tony!

Not Just Friends

by Jay Northcote

Leaving home to go to university is an exciting phase in anyone's life. One that's full of new places, new friends, and new experiences. But Lewis is not prepared for the sudden and intense crush he develops on his out-and-proud flatmate, Max--given that Lewis had always assumed he was straight. Max starts dating another guy, and Lewis's jealousy at seeing them together forces him to confront his growing attraction. When Max's relationship goes awry, Lewis is the one to comfort him and one thing leads to another. But after a night together, Lewis is devastated that Max wants to go back to being just friends. Lewis tries his best to move on and their friendship survives, but the feelings he has for Max don't go away. He faces other challenges as he deals with coming out to his parents and needs Max's support more than ever. But Lewis isn't the only one who's conflicted. When Max finally admits he cares for Lewis too, Lewis must decide whether he dares risk his heart again on being more than just friends.

The Foster Family

by Jaime Samms

Growing up in foster care has left Kerry Grey with little self-esteem or hope for his future. A college dropout, Kerry scrapes by on a part-time job at a garden nursery. His friendship with his boss and working with the plants are the only high points in Kerry's life. He's been dating the man who bullied him at school, but when his boyfriend abandons him at a party, Kerry wanders down the beach to drown his sorrows in a bottle of scotch. Malcolm Holmes and Charlie Stone have been together for fifteen years. Despite Charlie's willingness to accept Malcolm's unspoken domination in bed,something is missing from their relationship. Early one morning, they rescue a passed out Kerry from being washed away by the tide and Charlie immediately senses a kindred spirit in the lost younger man. When Kerry's roommate kicks him out, Malcolm and Charlie invite him into their home. As Charlie and Kerry bond over Charlie's garden, Malcolm sees Kerry may be just who they have been looking for to complete their lives. All they have to do is show Kerry, and each other, that Kerry's submissive tendencies will fit their dynamic. But someone is sabotaging Kerry at every turn. As he struggles to discover the culprit, he fears for the safety of his new friends. If Malcolm and Charlie cannot help, their lifelong search for their perfect third may not end with the happily ever after they imagined.

Nights of Electric Blue

by Amber Redd

Stone Trail: Book ThreeWhen James Oberon and his construction crew arrive in Stone Trail for a simple remodeling job, he notices strange things about the town right away. Unwanted advances from his coworker, Reggie Frakes, distract James and make him struggle to focus on work and keep his temper. As the friction between Reggie, James, and the other employees increases, James finds himself drawn to a handsome Italian restaurateur, Aaron Morelli. Their mutual attraction infuriates Reggie, and when a hunky mechanic enters the picture, Reggie's determination to have James all to himself builds to explosive proportions. Haunted by golden wolves and stalked by a rogue werewolf, James is unwittingly thrust into the town's dark secrets and into the arms of Aaron, a man who makes it all worthwhile. But they must face the rogue if they want any chance of a future together.

The Lion and the Crow

by Eli Easton

2nd EditionIn medieval England, duty is everything, personal honor is more valued than life itself, and homosexuality is not tolerated by the church or society. Sir Christian Brandon was raised in a household where he was hated for his unusual beauty and for his parentage. Being smaller than his six brutish half-brothers, he learned to survive by using his wits and his gift for strategy, earning him the nickname the Crow. Sir William Corbett, a large and fierce warrior known as the Lion, has pushed his unnatural desires down all his life. He's determined to live up to his own ideal of a gallant knight. When he takes up a quest to rescue his sister from her abusive lord of a husband, he's forced to enlist the help of Sir Christian. It's a partnership that will test every strand of his moral fiber, and, eventually, his understanding of the meaning of duty, honor, and love.First Edition published by M/M Romance Group at Goodreads, 20132015 Rainbow Award Best LGBT Cover Runner-Up

Travels

by Paul Bowles

"Bowles is at his best when writing about places. He can evoke a place with a few sure strokes."--New York Times"His work is art. At his best, Bowles has no peer."--TimeTravels is a thrilling anthology of the travel writings of Paul Bowles, author of the era-defining post-war novel The Sheltering Sky. The acclaimed essays in Travel--never before collected in a single volume--span more than sixty years and range from Bowles's early days in Paris to his time spent in Ceylon, Thailand, Kenya, and his expatriate life in Morocco. Insightful, exciting, and evocative, featuring original photographs throughout, Travels is a stunning collection of rarely seen shorter works--a showcase of the literary artistry of one of the truly great American writers of the twentieth century.

Pilgrimage

by Kim Fielding

Fiscal analyst Mike Carlson is good with spreadsheets and baseball stats. He doesn't believe in fate, true love, or fantasy. But then a fertility goddess whisks him away to another world. A promise has been broken, and if Mike is ever to return to California--and his comfortable if lonely life--he must complete a pilgrimage to the shrines of a death goddess. A humiliating event convinces Mike to hire a guard to accompany him, and hunky Goran is handy enough with a sword, if a little too liberal with his ale. A man with no home and no family, Goran is deeper than he first appears. As Mike learns more about Goran, his disbelief wavers and his goals become less clear. Contending with feuding gods, the challenges of the journey, and his growing attraction to Goran, Mike faces a puzzle far harder to solve than simple rows of numbers.

Shades of Sepia

by Anne Barwell

The Sleepless City: Book OneA serial killer stalks the streets of Flint, Ohio. The victims are always found in pairs, one human and one vampire. Simon Hawthorne has been a vampire for nearly a hundred years, and he has never seen anything like it. Neither have the other supernaturals he works with to keep the streets safe for both their kind and the humans. One meeting with Simon finds Ben Leyton falling for a man he knows is keeping secrets, but he can't ignore the growing attraction between them. A recent arrival in Flint, Ben finds it very different from his native New Zealand, but something about Simon makes Ben feel as though he's found a new home. After a close friend falls victim to the killer, Simon is torn between revealing his true nature to Ben, and walking away to avoid the reaction he fears. But with the body count rising and the murders becoming more frequent, either, or both of them, could be the killer's next target.

Beloved Pilgrim

by Christopher Hawthorne Moss

2nd EditionAt the time of the earliest Crusades, young noblewoman Elisabeth longs to be the person she's always known is hidden inside. When her twin brother perishes from a fever, Elisabeth takes his identity to live as a man, a knight. As Elias, he travels to the Holy Land, to adventure, passion, death, and a lesson that honor is sometimes found in unexpected places. Elias must pass among knights and soldiers, survive furious battle, deadly privations, moral uncertainty, and treachery if he'll have any chance of returning to his newfound love in the magnificent city of Constantinople.1st edition by Nan Hawthorne published by Shieldwall Books, February 2011

Private Display of Affection

by Winter Sandberg

Hugo Thorson knows he's gay, but coming out during high school is not part of his plan. His parents are open-minded, but Hugo doesn't want to add more stress for anybody, especially his dad, who is fighting terminal cancer. At a summer job he meets and befriends Kevin Magnus, and before long, their friendship becomes something more. Kevin knows this will anger his overbearing father, so he decides to protect his secret by dating a girl at school. Hugo plays along, but it's still hard to watch the two of them together just to make Kevin's homophobic father happy. And when Hugo's father dies, he realizes he can't go on living the lie. He comes clean to Kevin, who decides Hugo's true feelings are more important than his father's expectations. One fact remains: Kevin and Hugo's relationship must always be hidden behind friendship, lies, girlfriends, or secret kisses. Will they find a sanctuary big enough to hold their feelings? Adapted as a Young Adult edition of the novel Spark by Posy Roberts, published by Dreamspinner Press, 2013

Sharing Heart

by Ken Murphy

Atlanta Hearts: Book TwoBetween their love for each other and their medical careers taking off, everything should be perfect for Mark Smith and Trevor Hayes. After all, happily ever after begins with "I do." At least that's what Mark expected when he and Trevor married. But six months in Boston and the threat of a harsh winter have turned Mark bitter, and his fall on the ice only adds to that chill. Boston is very different from Mark's native Atlanta, and he's having a hard time adjusting. As a junior partner in a very busy cardiothoracic surgery practice, Trevor has little choice but to spend almost every waking moment at the hospital. In spite of all the difficulties in their lives, both men want to start a family. The challenge will be figuring out how to make it happen. Unfortunately, with Trevor's long hours to blame for a nasty accident, Mark begins to resent the toll Trevor's job and the New England cold is taking on them. Maybe it's the Boston air, or maybe happily ever after is just a fairy tale.

By Chance

by Sasha Kay Riley

Anderson Stables: Book OneVincent Anderson has everything he thinks he wants: a job he loves, a girlfriend he feels comfortable with, and a horse that never lets him down. He successfully trains off-track Thoroughbreds at his dad's stable, teaching them to do things other than race. When he's not working at the stable, he trains with Xander, a rescued former racehorse turned talented show jumper--not that Vince takes him to many shows. Everything changes when he hires a homeless drifter as a stable hand. Seeing the young man's passion for working with horses, Vince takes him under his wing. But his passion for horses isn't the only thing Vince notices about Dustin. This revelation leads to him to question his relationship with his girlfriend of two years. As Vince learns to accept himself, he and Dustin grow closer. At the urging of his family, he agrees to try to make the United States Olympic show jumping team with Xander, and he hopes Dustin will travel with him as his groom. But first, Vince must confess his feelings before Dustin decides there's no hope for romance between them and moves on.

Exodus

by Cc Bridges

Heaven Corp: Book TwoHenry "Hank" Abraham's privileged status in the floating city of Heaven lets him flout Morality Laws that control the lives of others. But when he wakes up in the arms of another stranger, only bodyguard Ian Caldwell's quick thinking saves his life. Though Ian's from the low levels and the labor class, he's used to dealing with the pampered society of Heaven. He's assigned to protect Hank while angels, cybernetically modified humans who defend Heaven, investigate the assassination attempt. Doing his job means Ian must ignore his growing interest in Hank. Acting on their mutual attraction would certainly get Ian reprogrammed, something neither of them can afford. When Hank follows Ian to a popular BDSM club in Downside and his ID chip is lost during a nearly fatal mugging, he finds himself locked out of Heaven. As Ian fights to get them home, rumors of impending war begin to circulate--along with more troubling news that Ian is wanted for Hank's murder. While struggling to keep the man he has come to love safe, Ian must find out who's behind the plot and if it's a catalyst for war or just a convenient excuse.

Not Broken, Just Bent

by Mia Kerick

Braving the start of high school, longtime childhood friends Benjamin Wells and Timmy Norton quickly realize they are entering a whole new world colored by their family responsibilities. Ben is trying to please his strict father; Timmy is taking care of his younger sisters. While their easy camaraderie is still comfortable, Ben notices Timmy growing distant and evasive, but Ben has his own problems. It's easier to let concerns about Timmy's home life slide, especially when Timmy changes directions and starts to get a little too close. Ben doesn't know how to handle the new feelings Timmy's desire for love inspires, and his continuing denial wounds Timmy deeply. But what Timmy perceives as Ben's greatest betrayal is yet to come, and the fallout threatens to break them apart forever. Over the next four years, the push and pull between them and the outside world twists and tears at Ben and Timmy, and they are haunted by fear and regret. However, sometimes what seems broken is just a little bent, and if they can find forgiveness within themselves, Ben and Timmy may be able to move forward together.

Here's to You, Zeb Pike

by Johanna Parkhurst

Fact: When Zebulon Pike attempted to climb what is now known as Pikes Peak, he got stuck in waist-deep snow and had to turn back. That's the last thing Dusty Porter learns in his Colorado history class before appendicitis ruins his life. It isn't long before social services figures out that Dusty's parents are more myth than reality, and he and his siblings are shipped off to live in Vermont with an uncle and aunt they've never met. Dusty's new life is a struggle. His brother and sister don't seem to need him anymore, and he can't stand his aunt and uncle. At school, one hockey player develops a personal vendetta against him, while Emmitt, another hockey player, is making it hard for Dusty to keep pretending he's straight. Problem is, he's pretty sure Emmitt's not gay. Then, just when Dusty thinks things can't get any worse, his mother reappears, looking for a second chance to be a part of his life. Somehow Zebulon Pike still got the mountain named after him, so Dusty's determined to persevere--but at what point in life do you keep climbing, and when do you give up and turn back?

Glory Lands

by Vastine Bondurant

A Texas Piney Woods StoryRural East Texas, 1931. Preacher's son Emory Joe Logan and a fiddler from Shreveport, Glory Lands, meet and form a tender bond. When they are caught and arrested for homosexual acts by Sheriff Elihu Bishop, the lawman's sanctimonious bigotry threatens to rip the young men from their families. Emory Joe's father, Pastor Charles Logan, is brought to his knees in terror, confusion, and anger. He still regrets not standing up against Bishop when the lawman murdered a youth in cold blood nine years ago. Now there's no longer a choice for the preacher to stand up to the lawman. Cold-blooded justice, bigotry-disguised-as-religion, and hatred take on a whole new meaning when they're standing on his doorstep, ready to take the son he loves.

Mano's Story

by Michael Murphy

Sequel to Little Squirrels Can Climb Tall TreesMano and Jake, friends since childhood, are each the brother that the other never had, hermanos. It doesn't matter that Mano is gay and Jake is straight. They have each other's backs. When he grows weary of being used as a pawn by his parents as their marriage collapses, Mano moves in with Jake's family. Jake and Mano both need a chance to start over, so they move to Hawaii and work for Jake's uncle, Mano working as a lifeguard. In his free time, Mano explores his sexuality and finds he has no shortage of men in his bed. But after watching his parents' relationship disintegrate, Mano guards his heart and keeps it strictly sexual. Determined to become self-sufficient, Mano returns to college while still working full-time. When he meets the man of his dreams, he's too scared and unsure of himself to pursue him. For years he went out of his way to avoid getting close to a man, so now when he wants to, he doesn't know how. With the encouragement of Jake and others, Mano searches for the courage to go after what he's always really wanted.

Beyond Obsession

by John Simpson Robert Cummings

After coming out to his family and being disowned by his father, Adam is forced to drop out of college and work at a convenience store to make ends meet. At the store, he meets handsome but married and deeply closeted police officer Steven Miller. Their illicit affair quickly becomes much more for Adam, but Steven can only return his affections physically. Hurt and unfulfilled, Adam turns to a gay dating site to hook up for sex. During one of his hook-ups, he's robbed. Although Adam expects Steven to help him out, Brian, another member of the dating site, comes to his rescue instead. Brian helps him recover his property and wants a more personal relationship. But when the man who robbed Adam turns up dead and things happen that Adam can only describe as supernatural, it becomes apparent Brian wants more than Adam is willing to give.

Pick Up the Pieces

by Tinnean

The Light in Your Eyes: Book OneA Spy vs Spook NovelFifteen-year-old Theo Bascopolis longs for the man of his dreams. But his dreams are dashed when his conservative Greek father discovers Theo is gay and throws him out. Hopeless, he falls in with Fast Franky, a pimp who seduces Theo with the nickname "Sweetcheeks," but abuses him and wants Theo to hustle. A bloody fight with Franky forces Sweetcheeks to run. Winding up in Washington, DC, he meets a group of rent boys who take care of each other. While he may not have the man of his dreams, Theo finally has a home and family of his own making. When the boys take in mysterious tenant Mark Vincent, he seems a solid protector, until one of Sweetcheeks's boys suffers a savage beating in his name. Vincent visits the boy in the hospital and introduces his equally enigmatic trainee, William Matheson. The instant attraction blindsides Sweetcheeks. In spite of knowing love isn't for rent boys, Sweetcheeks hopes Matheson sees beyond the body he's offered to so many. But Matheson has secrets of his own, and both will have to tear down their walls to find enduring love.

Think Outside the Box

by Ellen Holiday

Political radio host Ryan Ryder's motto is "What I do is none of your business." He refuses to label himself as liberal, conservative, rich, poor, straight, or gay. Ryan is a great on-air personality, but in daily life he has trouble making connections and feels no attraction to a rising pop star when she comes onto him after a benefit. Reporter Craig Ducey is a fan of Ryan's who calls Ryan's radio show to accuse him of being gay. Ryan blows him off on-air, but not before Craig hints at where he'll be later. Ryan meets him, and their intense one-night stand blows Ryan's mind. As their relationship intensifies, Ryan starts to understand why people let society put them in a box. When he finally accepts who he is, he has a big decision to make. He can continue to hide from the truth and risk losing Craig, or learn to think outside the box of his own prejudices, and accept that placing himself into a category may not be the death sentence for individuality he'd once thought.

Polyester Prince

by Hayley B. James

Sequel to Paid LeaveABQ Heat: Book TwoKyle Edington built his life around clubs, alcohol, nameless sex, and turning a blind eye to his future, but having front row access to his best friend's perfect relationship leaves him wanting something he doesn't understand--the white picket fence. After an ankle injury hinders his plans for PrideFest and puts his day job selling furniture at risk, Kyle attends Pride anyway to cheer himself up. Leaving his crutches at home was a mistake, though, and he's shoved off balance and hits his head. A bike officer keeps him safe until the paramedics arrive. Kyle's memory of the event is foggy. He doesn't recall the name or face of his guardian angel, but he definitely remembers the finest polyester-covered ass in all of Albuquerque. But when he goes in search of his polyester prince, Kyle realizes relationships take hard work. After he learns the name of that perfect ass, a lifetime of avoiding serious boyfriends leaves Kyle second-guessing himself and making difficult decisions about what he wants for his future.

Behind the Curtain

by Amy Lane

Dawson Barnes recognizes his world is very small and very charmed. Running his community college theater like a petty god, he and his best friend, Benji know they'll succeed as stage techs after graduation. His father adores him, Benji would die for him, and Dawson never doubted the safety net of his family, even when life hit him below the belt. But nothing prepared him for falling on Jared Emory's head. Aloof dance superstar Jared is a sweet, vulnerable man and Dawson's life suits him like a fitted ballet slipper. They forge a long-distance romance from their love of the theater and the magic of Denny's. At first it's perfect: Dawson gets periodic visits and nookie from a gorgeous man who "gets" him--and Jared gets respite from the ultra-competitive world of dancing that almost consumed him. That is until Jared shows up sick and desperate and Dawson finally sees the distance between them concealed painful things Jared kept inside. If he doesn't grow up--and fast--his "superstar" might not survive his own weaknesses. That would be a shame, because the real, fragile Jared that Dawson sees behind the curtain is the person he can see spending his life with.

Love of the Wild

by Susan Laine

Sequel to Hunter's MoonLifting the Veil: Book FourTrying to jumpstart his waning career in travel and nature journalism, Jim Faulkner jumps out of a plane in the middle of the night to get the inside scoop on werewolves in Connor's Crossing, Wyoming. Unfortunately, he lands in a tree and gets stuck. His rescuer is a mysterious and solitary man living in a cabin in the woods. Although Jim feels an odd connection to Dakotah, Dak's silence is all but hostile. Jim won't give up though--he finds ways to be around Dak, both for the bond and his belief that Dak is a great source for wilderness information. As Dak continues to dismiss him, Jim is suddenly surrounded by progenitors--the most powerful werewolves in existence--who all seem to want Jim as their mate. After one abducts him, Jim has to fight for his freedom and for his one true mate. No matter how reluctant said mate is.

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