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The Hot Toddy

by Renee George G. R. George

"You're the most beautiful person I've ever known." Meet Tucker and Todd in The Hot Toddy, Book 2 of The Other Team series, two men with trust issues. USA Today bestselling GLBT romance author Renee George, writing as G.R. George welcomes you to The Other Team Sports Bar & Grill, where mixology meets biology and it's pure chemistry.Todd Nelson and Tucker Thompson both know what it's like to feel abandoned, lonely, and afraid. Now in their early twenties, they still have each other's backs, sharing an apartment and working at The Other Team.Tuck avoids hook-ups while Todd constantly indulges in one-night-stands. Watching Todd go through a string of conquests in their home is brutal on Tuck, who wants Todd all for himself. What he doesn't realize is that Todd has strong feelings for him, too. Tuck has always trusted Todd to have his back, but can he trust him with his heart?This GLBT short contemporary romance contains explicit male/male content and is not intended for readers under the age of 18. The Other Team series was originally called the CockTails series. Previously published: (2014) Renee George

Unleashed

by Lois Greiman

Chrissy McMullen #8 "Dangerously funny stuff." -Janet Evanovich LA therapist, Chrissy McMullen and her on-again-off-again LAPD hottie, Jack Rivera finally agreed that it would be best for the rest of the civilized world if they ended their too-hot-to-handle relationship... Until they run into each other at a posh Rodeo Drive restaurant. Chrissy is there with a date. Rivera is escorting his mother, who ends up guarding the restroom door while the ex-couple revisits their decision to break up (a discussion that involves the removal of many, many items of clothing and continues at Rivera's house.) Their reunion was definitely explosive--but could it actually be deadly? The Black Flames, the most bloodthirsty criminal gang in modern history, arrives at Rivera's front door carrying a big grudge and deadly weapons...and now Chrissy is also a target! Desperate to protect her, Rivera convinces her to leave town until it's safe. Thus Chrissy's frantic exile to parts unknown--a city girl adrift in wheat fields! Sans money, decent clothing, and any kind of technology, Chrissy takes an alias, becomes a waitress and spends her time defending her dubious honor and trolling for tips. She can feel her IQ dropping with every slack-jawed patron she serves; with the exception of Hiro Jonovich Danshov, the intriguing mystery man who Chrissy hates....but is undeniably (although she DOES deny it) attracted to. Will he teach her to defend herself before they kill each other or is he a member of the very gang she's hiding from? "Lois Greiman is a modern day Dorothy Sayers. Witty as hell, yet talented enough to write like an angel with a broken wing." - Kinky Friedman, author of Ten Little New Yorkers "Sexy...sassy...An entertaining series." --Mystery Scene "For the Janet Evanovich fans who are craving a protagonist similar to Stephanie Plum." --CurledUp.com ing series." --Mystery Scene A delightful romp, a laugh on every page." -MaryJanice Davidson--Mystery Scene

London Gambit

by Tracy Grant

A Malcolm & Suzanne Rannoch Historical Mystery Book 11 On a moonlit London night, Suzanne Rannoch slips away from a glittering Mayfair party to assist a wounded man who has escaped Paris one step ahead of Royalist pursuit. In fever-wracked delirium, the man warns Suzanne of a plot to rescue Napoleon Bonaparte--a plot that could bring chaos to Suzanne's world, for though now married to the grandson of a British duke, she was once an agent for Bonaparte...Before she can ask more questions, the mysterious man disappears into the London night. That same evening, Suzanne's husband Malcolm, himself a former spy for Britain, is summoned to the warehouse of a shipping company where a thief has been knifed to death. Beside the body is a secret compartment, but whatever the compartment contained is gone. These two seemingly unconnected incidents prove to be the opening gambit in a deadly game that will test the Rannochs' skill, strain their divided loyalties to Britain and France, and entangle not only fellow agents and spymasters, but their friends and family. The stakes are their security, their marriage, their very lives. "Shimmers like the finest salons in Vienna." --Deborah Crombie "Meticulous, delightful, and full of surprises." --Tasha Alexander "Glittering balls, deadly intrigue, sexual scandals. . .the next best thing to actually being there!"-- Lauren Willig "A superb storyteller."-- Deanna Raybourn

It's You That I Need

by Sheryl Lister

Sheryl Lister presents a second-chance holiday romance as her seasonal gift to you--her readers! Will former lovers be reunited just in time for Christmas... Melissa Tucker broke off her no-strings attached liaison with Kyle Jamison the minute she realized that she didn't just like him--she'd gone and fallen in love with him. Now, months later, the former police detective is the only one she can turn to when the threatening notes she's been receiving start to escalate. Only she didn't count on still wanting him... Kyle shared a sensual affair with Melissa and was completely blindsided when she broke things off. Granted he'd made his position against long-term relationships very clear at the start, but she's the one woman he hasn't been able to forget and now that he has the chance, he intends to prove to her that he is indeed a one-woman man.

Same Time, Next Christmas

by Victoria Alexander

From #1 New York Times bestselling author, Victoria Alexander, comes a romantic Christmas historical--which features the happily ever after story of a fan favorite--and how one little impetuous moment can lead to the miracle of love! My friends have always considered me the most proper among us. But no one was more surprised than I, Portia, Lady Redwell, when I decided to flee the matchmaking efforts of my family to spend Christmas in an enchanting villa on the coast of Italy. My admittedly impulsive plans were immediately complicated by the presence of a certain gentleman, Mr. Fletcher Jamison, who insisted he had a claim on the villa. It was only in the true spirit of Christmas that I agreed to share the villa with him. His charm, his blue eyes as dark as the December seas, and the laugh that oddly seemed to fill my soul were not considerations. That I returned again for Christmas is due entirely to the charm of the villa, and nothing at all to do with the fact that he too would be there. My friend Veronica has often said those least likely to bend are most likely to snap. It appears I have snapped...

Lethal Action

by Rachel Dylan

Danger in the Deep South #1 Attorney Hope Finch is a rising star at the prestigious New York law firm of Rice & Taylor and is used to high-stakes litigation. But when she's sent to what she thought was a small, sleepy town in Georgia, she is unprepared for the dangerous turn of events that threatens her life and career. FBI Special Agent Gabe Marino knows that something sinister is happening in his hometown of Maxwell, Georgia. But even he doesn't know how big the threat is until he's assigned to protect a visiting big city lawyer. As Gabe investigates the illegal activity linked to Hope's client, he tries to caution her, but she ignores his warnings--until it's her life that's in jeopardy. When Hope becomes the target in a deadly corporate cover-up that is directly tied to the biggest trial the town of Maxwell has ever seen, she and Gabe have to find a way to work together. Hope and Gabe race against the clock to uncover the true threat, but can Gabe keep Hope safe in the face of danger or will time run out on them both?

Yesterday and Forever

by Victoria Alexander

From #1 New York Times bestselling author, Victoria Alexander, her first novel, the classic time-traveling romance is back... An innocent trip to London leads to a voyage through time...will it lead to a 'forever after' love? Find out in a charming, emotional, passionate novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Victoria Alexander. Searching for her life's direction, artist Maggie Masterson takes a trip to England, where a seemingly ordinary carriage ride on a foggy night leads to an extraordinary destination--Regency London of Jane Austen, in all its splendor! Aristocratic Adam Coleridge is too busy trying to find a husband for his rebellious sister to spend time on his own love life...until Fate drops a dazed Maggie at his feet; and he discovers the woman who at first seems a nightmare may just be the woman of his dreams. But can they battle time itself to spend forever, together?!

On the Rebound

by Jim Cagany

Sabotaged by scandal, basketball coach Greg Miller can't find work in the men's division. Humble and defeated, he takes a job as an assistant coach for a women's college team. Deciding that he's going to make the best of it and clear his name of any wrongdoing, Greg sets out to make a difference and prove himself to everyone who doubted him. But when circumstances arise and a valuable player needs some help, the coach begins working alongside elegant and determined academic advisor Ciara Monaghan. Soon, Greg finds he needs more than just a victory on the court. Disgusted by his immoral reputation, Ciara steers clear of the basketball coach's full court press. However, as they are forced together and the truth comes out, Ciara realizes there is more to Greg than she ever realized. But with the season coming to an end and the clock running out, will one of them take the shot and finally change the game?

A Thing of Beauty

by Bianca Schwarz

November 1819. To the ordinary observer, the wealthy Sir Henry March, cousin of a duke, seems a typical London gentleman. But to the Crown, Henry is a powerful asset, secret defender of the country. When he sees an injured girl stumbling down the side of the road, he must stop. The stepdaughter of an abusive innkeeper, Eliza Broad is from another class entirely. But the moment Henry lays eyes on the spirited and beautiful girl, he feels a connection. To protect her, he takes her in to his home. In Henry, Eliza finds a rescuer, handsome and kind beyond her wildest dreams. But danger is at their heels. On Eliza's trail is one of London's vilest and most notorious pimps, a man whose connections tie him to a dark world of sadism and treachery. Can Eliza and Henry fight to protect England, their hearts, and their lives?

Ditch Flowers

by Amanda Linsmeier

Trouble comes in threes, Grandma CeCe always said... A baby. Just holding one sets Julia's heart thumping. She's wanted a child for so long. When she finally gets pregnant, she's bursting to tell the world....until a checkup from the doctor confirms a miscarriage. Julia's world feels like it's dissolving. This second tragedy following her father-in-law's death, shakes her and her husband Greg. To support his mother, they uproot their lives and move to Greg's childhood home. Under the bright Midwestern sky, Julia can feel a new world and new hope beginning.But trouble comes in threes, and soon a boy shows up at Julia's new daycare whose blue eyes and freckled face look eerily like Greg's. Despite her love for her husband, Julia finds her thoughts haunted by the boy's face, and she can't shake the feeling that her husband has a secret.

Snow Prints

by May Williams

With a successful career, and his dream house under construction, the only thing missing from Adrien Peterson's life is love. Since high school, Adrien's heart has belonged to the irresistible Gracie Sinclair. If only he could make her see it... Single mother Gracie's worked hard for everything she's got. Between her son, her nursing job, and violin playing, she's built a life that, if not a dream, is something she can be proud of. She's had enough lovers and family walk out on her to know not to want more. But then Adrien moves next door while his house is being built, bringing with him a tempting charm she remembers all too well. Adrien is determined to break down the walls around Gracie's heart. When she reluctantly agrees to a six-week trial relationship, he has one shot to show her just what a dream love can be.

Clearer in the Night

by Rebecca Croteau

Cait's used to being an outsider. The odd girl out, the one with the alcoholic mother. The one whose sister and father died. The one who might just have telepathy. These things she could manage, could hide just enough to get by. Now a werewolf's bite forces her outside the whole human race. Two men--the one night hook-up who shows up at her hospital bed, and the rescuer worker who may be following her--seem to know more about her condition than she does...and about this strange world of magic she's pulled into. As Cait plunges into this darker reality, painful secrets of her past are churned up and she's forced to confront her new identity. Torn between the between the sweet and too-hot-to-be-true Eli and possessive, darkly sensual Wes, Cait must decide whom to trust and which side to choose...before it's too late.

The Promise of Another Life

by Red Samuels

With a vicious lie, young Christian Pentnam changes his destiny from trailer park trash to the son of a wealthy man. But behind the mansion walls is a life of secrets and lies---secrets that haunt him into his adulthood. His love for Rachel and his passion for painting are the two things that help him survive his father's cruelty, but even those are torn away. As an adult, the ghosts of Christian's childhood are buried along with his heart. If he listens to the whispers from the past, he stands to silence a killer who has one last victim square in his scope. Will the secrets and lies of his youth be the destruction of Christian, the man, or will the memories he hid from eventually be his salvation?

A Light in the Dark

by Marla Benjamin

One couple begins a Monday much like any other, but an arbitrary moment quickly sends them on a course of turmoil and uncertainty. Dez Parker, a former professional football star, and his fiancé, Sabrina, a divorced tax lawyer, have spent two years carefully carving out their future together. But nothing is ever guaranteed. When Sabrina disappears from her office parking lot, a city-wide search is launched. The case goes cold from the beginning and the only way for Dez to cope is to retreat into memories, relying heavily on his best friend, Alex, while he waits for a miracle. Three days later, Sabrina is found and in the days the months that follow, she and Dez attempt to navigate through a new normal of sleepless nights, mood swings, and relationship missteps. A uniquely crafted love story, layered with doubt and determination, A Light in the Dark is a daring and willful account of one couple's struggle to regain a future amid the fallout of three fateful days in October. This is a story about life after survival.

A Buss from Lafayette

by Dorothea Jensen

Fourteen-year-old Clara Hargraves lives on a farm in Hopkinton, a small New Hampshire town, during the early 19th century. She has a couple of big problems. First of all, she has a stepmother, Priscilla, who used to be her spinster schoolteacher aunt. Clara resents that her late mother's older sister has not only married her father but is about to have a baby. To make matters worse, "Prissy Priscilla" keeps trying to make the rambunctious, clever, and witty Clara act like a proper young lady. Secondly, Clara has red hair, making her a target for teasing by a handsome older boy, Dickon Weeks, and by her pretty seventeen-year-old Dread Cousin Hetty. Clara, however, has a secret plan she hopes will change this. During the last week of June, 1825, Clara's town is abuzz because the famous General Lafayette is about to visit their state during his farewell tour of America. In those eventful seven days, Clara learns a lot about her family, Hetty, Dickon, herself, and about Lafayette. She comes to understand the huge and vital role the young French aristocrat played in America's Revolutionary War and to see that her problems might not be quite so terrible after all.

On the Line

by Kathryn Ascher

Janelle Wagoner kept a lot of secrets for her husband, but the one she tried hardest to protect was her own. She never suspected he knew or that he would choose to reveal it in such a dramatic way. Now that he's gone, leaving behind her and two children, Janelle is left to pick up the pieces and try to put her life back together before it's too late. Nathan Harris has only ever loved one woman, despite the fact that she was married to someone else. After learning that she has been hiding something from him, he's faced with a tough decision: With everything at stake, will he walk away from her for good, or will he lay it all on the line to win her back?

Blue

by Kayce Stevens Hughlett

One insecure perfectionist. One guilt-ridden artist. One child-woman who talks to peacocks. A trio of complex heroines on separate journeys toward a single intertwined truth.Imagine living exclusively for others and waking up one day with a chance to start over. The terrifying new beginning reeks of abandonment and betrayal. The choice for Seattle resident Monica lingers between now and then. . .them and her. Izabel's idyllic existence on Orcas Island is turned upside down during the birth of a friend's child. Suddenly, pain rips through her own body, and life as she knows it shifts, hinting at a forgotten past and propelling her toward an uncertain future. On another island, young Daisy awakens surrounded by infinite shades of blue. Is she dreaming or has she stepped through the portal into a fantastical land where animals spout philosophy and a gruesome monster plots her destruction? Blue - a subtle psychological mind-bender where each heroine is her own worst enemy. Eccentric. Loveable. Unforgettable.

What It Takes

by Kathryn Ascher

After graduating college, Kelsey Morgan left her small-town Virginia roots to make it in L.A. After years slogging in commercials and music videos, her movie career is finally taking off. But she's still miles behind her current costar, and Hollywood playboy, Patrick Lyons. Kelsey does everything she can to avoid Patrick off-set, hoping to not become fodder for the supermarket tabloids that scour the streets for Patrick, trying to get an exclusive look at him and his alleged woman of the week. Kelsy has successfully kept Patrick at a distance, and her reputation intact, until her drunkard brother-in-law Richard threatens to ruin everything by selling her darkest secret to the highest bidder. Now the victim of blackmail, Kelsey has nowhere else to turn but to Patrick's arms. But, can he be trusted? Or will the past destroy them all before she can find out if he's the hero she needs? "What it Takes" is the first book in the Rocky Creek Series by Kathryn Ascher. Sequels are expected to release in 2015 and 2016.

The End of Never

by Tammy Turner

In the sequel to debut novel "Falling into Forever", seventeen-year-old Alexandra Peyton learns that the end of innocence does not always begin with a warning and growing up means learning to fly with your own wings. "The End of Never" continues Alexandra's journey from quiet girl to warrior princess. When the remnants of Hurricane Emily wreak havoc on the campus of her Atlanta prep school and classes are cancelled for the day, Alexandra does not have time to catch her breath much less chill. Evil still stalks her and must be vanquished. With her best friends along for the ride and Kraven, her thousand-year-old admirer, hovering in the shadows, Alexandra confronts her demons and realizes her life will never be the same again.

Red Fire

by Deidre Knight

From New York Times' bestselling author Deidre Knight: An electrifying tale of seven immortal Spartan warriors, bound to protect humankind from the evils of gods and demons alike...and destined to find love.After twenty-five hundred years as an immortal protector, fate is trying Ajax Petrakos's patience. The lethal, but exquisite Greek warrior has been King Leonidas's right-hand man since ancient Sparta--and before their immortal bargain with the god Ares. The millennia of epic fighting has taken a toll on Ajax, and he's nearly given up on finding his prophesied love. Tasked with a mission in Savannah, Georgia, he hardly expects the tidewater town to shelter his destined mate.Shay Angel has inherited her family's "sight", the ability to see demons and other creatures of the night. If you can call nearly losing the family home, being bloodied every night, and having a pack of demons out for your life an inheritance. As the first female demon-hunter in the Angel family, she quietly strives to unlock the secrets she knows her two brothers have been keeping from her. But their over-protectiveness might just be enough to put her in more danger than they could ever anticipate when she comes face to face with an ancient winged warrior named Ajax.When Ajax and Shay meet, their attraction is instant--and intense. But their time together is threatened by the demons that continue to stalk the Savannah streets--demons who seek only one objective: to consume humanity. Together, the fated lovers must solve an unavoidable prophecy, one that could mean the end of them if they don't act quickly; a prophecy that holds a life-shattering secret all its own.REVIEWS:"Scorching-hot with a pace that never lets up."--Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author"White-hot immortal warriors, heart-pounding romance, and thrilling action. It doesn't get any better than this!" --Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author

From a Dead Sleep

by John A. Daly

There are times when the truth invites evil, and there are times when the truth can get you killed. Few residents in the secluded mountain-town of Winston, Colorado, have kind words to say about local troublemaker Sean Coleman. He's a bully, a drunk, and a crime-show addicted armchair detective with an overactive imagination. After a night of poor judgment, Sean finds himself the sole witness to the unusual suicide of a mysterious stranger. With the body whisked away in the chilling rapids of a raging river, no one believes Sean's account. When his claim is met with doubt and mockery from the people of Winston, Sean embarks on a far-reaching crusade that takes him across the country in search of the dead man's identity and personal vindication. He hopes to find redemption and the truth---but sometimes the truth is better left unknown.

Falling Into Forever

by Tammy Turner

Alexandra Peyton is a high school senior with a thousand-year-old admirer with raven hair, brooding azure eyes, and a ten-foot wing span. As if that isn't complicated enough, Alexandra is now in possession of her dead uncle's journal in which he raves about meeting the devil during his service in Europe during the final days of World War II. A voodoo priestess is convinced that the journal will help her conjure up the devil, so she has sent a vicious wolf man to get the journal back at all costs. Life-threatening danger and falling in love with a time-walker are thrown into the already confusing life of a high school senior, putting Alexandra on the edge of precipice from which she might not return.

You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit

by Sharon Phennah

If you're alive, you're aging . . . but You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit smashes senior living stereotypes! Zany families, eccentric friends, and ne'er-do-well neighbors inhabit the labyrinthine lives of three women friends as they live through one puzzling "Golden Year." A surprise visit from local law enforcement, a younger friend's romantic disasters, and the death of a parent all combine with daily life--laundry, scones, senior sex--to create one walloping, raucous read. Loquacious pets--critics and alter egos--offer a rich counterpoint to the human dramas affecting their lives. Unfiltered and compelling, this entertaining saga provides readers of all ages with a new and positive view of growing older.

The Elfin Ship

by James P. Blaylock

James P Blaylock's 1982 début novel The Elfin Ship has become a classic of whimsical fantasy. With echoes of Kenneth Graham and Mark Twain, it's a gentle, eccentric and hilarious novel that will delight readers of all ages.Trading with the elves used to be so simple. Every year Master Cheeser Jonathan Bing would send his very best cheeses downriver to traders who would eventually return with Elfin wonders for the people of Twombly Town.But no more...First, the trading post at Willowood Station was mysteriously destroyed. Then a magical elfin airship began making forays overhead: Jonathan knew something was definitely amiss.So he set off downriver to deliver the cheeses himself, accompanied by the amazing Professor Wurzle, the irrepressible Dooly, and his faithful dog Ahab. It would have been such a pleasant trip, if not for the weeping skeleton, mad goblins, magic coins, an evil dwarf, a cloak of invisibility - and a watch that stopped time.Of course, the return trip was not so simple.

The Fire’s Stone

by Tanya Huff

It was a long fall from Clan Heir to common thief, but Aaron never wanted any part of his father's brutal outlander reign. In fact, besides coin purses and jewels, there's very little in all of Cisali that interests Aaron, until he stumbles--quite literally--into a prince's bedchamber...Prince Davish of Ischia is a skilled swordsman both on the field and beneath the sheets, at least when he isn't outrageously drunk. But the wine helps him forget all the ways he's disappointed his father, his family, and soon enough, his young bride-to-be...A trained Wizard of the Nine with more raw talent than real-world experience, Princess Chandra has no interest in the politically arranged marriage. She flees to the royal city of Ischia seeking a way out of the union. But there, she discovers something far more shocking than Prince Davish's rakish reputation...The Stone of Ischia has been stolen. A powerful talisman, The Stone protects the city from the active volcano that looms over its terraces and streets. Without it, Ischia will be destroyed and the kingdom of Cisali will fall. Its only hope is an unlikely band of heroes--a failed thief, a drunken prince, and a runaway wizard--who must face pirates, powerful magic, and their own carefully guarded secrets in order to find and restore the Stone of Ischia.REVIEWS"The delightful camarderie of three unlikely heroes and well controlled fantasy elements make Huff's adventure great fun to read." --Publishers Weekly"Huff arranges the ordinary elements of fantasy into an extraordinary tale of adventure and transformation." --Library Journal"An exciting adventure ... they face pirates, storms, traitors ... each has unique talents that can bring their mission to a successful conclusion, each has weakness that could destroy themselves and a city of people." --Voya

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