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Osiris

by E. J. Swift

Nobody leaves Osiris.The city of Osiris rises above the cold waters of the South Atlantic ocean, a beacon of hope in a world ravaged by climate change. Some say she is the last city. Others claim life still exists beyond the waves. Either way, Osiris has lost the world and the world has lost her.Adelaide Rechnov is a daughter of the city’s ruling family and a darling of high society. Yet her glamorous world is shattered when her twin brother disappears in mysterious circumstances.Vikram Bai grew up in the slums and has seen too many of his friends die from the cold and starvation. Now he risks his life to fight for a better future for those the city has abandoned.When their lives collide, Adelaide and Vikram find themselves caught up in a conspiracy that could destroy the city - and the lives of everyone in it."A glittering first novel ... gripping, readable, beautiful, politically engaged and wholly accomplished." - Adam Roberts

Perseguir las estrellas

by Ariel Tachna M. J. Sánchez

La secuela de "Heredar el cielo"Volumen 2 de la serie Lang Downs Chris Simms, un joven de veinte años, apenas logra salir adelante. Después de perder a su madre y su hogar, lucha para ganar a duras penas lo suficiente para sobrevivir con su hermano menor. Cuando un grupo de homófobos le ataca, piensa que su vida ha acabado, pero es rescatado por unos empleados de un rancho de ovejas de la zona. Se queda muy sorprendido de que le ofrezcan un trabajo y aún más al enterarse de que el dueño y el capataz son gais. Para Chris, Lang Downs es un sueño hecho realidad, que no hace más que mejorar cuando descubre que el hombre que le gusta, Jesse Harris, es gay y está abierto a tener una aventura. Todo va bien hasta que Chris se da cuenta de que se está enamorando de Jesse más profundamente de lo que su acuerdo permite. Jesse va de rancho en rancho y no busca nunca nada permanente. Convencido de que Chris es demasiado joven y frágil para una relación, pone las normas para tener una interacción sin compromiso. Ver juntos al dueño del rancho y al capataz le hace pensar en los posibles beneficios de echar raíces, pero cuando se da cuenta de los sentimientos de Chris le entra pánico. Chris y él tendrán que decidir si vale la pena intentar alcanzar juntos la felicidad antes de que el final de la temporada los separe.

Coming Home

by Robyn Walker

In 2045, Russian-born Nick comes "home" to Australia for the funeral of an old friend. After a ten-year absence, he finds a country scarred by drought and a people scarred by technology. He grieves for Ben, whose death has left his friends bewildered. He grieves for Australia, the country that forced him to leave. But his greatest grief is for Daniel. Although Daniel is alive, it seems their friendship is dead. And Nick has no idea why.Part of the Under the Southern Cross anthology.

Morning Report

by Sue Brown

Morning Report: Book OneA decade on from their first kiss, Luke Murray is more in love with Simon every day. Running the Lost Cow ranch for Luke's parents, they keep their heads down and get along with the locals, even if Luke is known for being a hothead. Then one day they discover the local store owners refuse to serve them. They're bewildered until Luke's mom tells them the new pastor has targeted the couple in his sermons. Suddenly Luke and Simon find themselves alienated from people they called friends, and their ranch comes under a series of attacks. As the town's hatred and homophobia turns on them, Luke and Simon will face a critical choice: give in to the town's demands and disappear, or stand and fight for themselves and their love.

Nuvole e pioggia

by Killer Queen Zahra Owens

Un libro della serie Nuvole e pioggiaFlynn Tomlinson ha girovagato per diversi anni, facendo ogni genere di lavoro quando aveva bisogno di soldi e spostandosi quando non ne aveva bisogno. È soddisfatto dal suo stile di vita, privo di legami, privo di responsabilità se non quella per sé stesso. Poi incappa in un annuncio all'ufficio delle poste e conosce Gable Sutton. Gable non potrà pagare Flynn fino a quando non avrà venduto i cavalli, ma un grave incidente l'ha reso incapace di lavorare al ranch da solo. Lavorare con i cavalli è meglio che impilare scatole al supermercato, così Flynn accetta la proposta di Gable. Ciò che Flynn non aveva considerato era l'essere incantato da quell'uomo gentile e solitario che cattura il suo cuore e lo carica di un fardello incredibile: salvare il ranch di Gable.

A Crack in Time

by Lee James

In the summer of 1970, eighteen-year-old Micha Dahl has a plan to beat the draft: work, save, enroll in college, and get a student deferment from the jungles of Vietnam. Micha is almost certain he's gay, but in his hometown where everyone knows everybody and his favorite brand of beer, approaching the wrong man could turn very unhealthy very fast. Micha is not expecting his first male love to walk into the ma-and-pa café where he works, until USAF Second Lieutenant Trent Valiston takes a table in Micha's section. But what starts as a summer fling leads to a forty-year loss of all that's worth having.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.

Office Hours

by Rena Butler

Buried under mediocre composition papers, adjunct college professor Nick Russo grows more cynical with each passing day--until he reads a fantastic paper written by the slacker who sits in the back of the class. That slacker is Sean Kendrick, a senior English major with a night job and a few general education credits left to fill. Sean and Nick strike up a rapport over Cheetos and mutual academic frustration, but it doesn't stay uncomplicated for long. Ethics won't allow Nick to pursue a relationship with a student--and that's before allegations of sexual misconduct put his job in jeopardy....

The Revolutionary

by Rebecca Leigh

Sequel to The OutlawAfter months of hiding out in the badlands, ex-Bringer Damian Junter has returned to Terra Noir to plot war with the East. The tide of public opinion is shifting against the corrupt Statesman Paulin, the man who accused Damian's lover, Kell, of a murder he did not commit. With Kell as their leader, the Outlanders make the only move they can: revolution. But the West isn't the only side gearing up for war. In the East, Statesman Paulin has been preparing a mechanical army of his own. When Kell sends Damian back home to spy, Damian has to fight against his own insecurities: Kell's ex-lover, Paul, is his right-hand man in this war. Damian trusts Kell with his life--but can he truly trust Kell with his heart?

Tutoring Lucas

by Jc Holly

To David Stark, Lucas Stevenson is pure sex. Competing on the university swim team has given him the kind of body you see in underwear ads or on the cover of GQ, and David volunteers in the tutoring program just for a chance to spend time with him. When he finally works up the courage to ask Lucas out, and Lucas says yes, David is over the moon, even though he's still not sure what Lucas sees in a geek like him. But it turns out that Lucas has a few lessons to teach David too.

No Strings Attached

by Lisa Worrall

Second EditionLucas is sure he's made a mistake--it has to be painfully obvious he's never been to an underground gay club before. He doesn't do things like this--he's too shy, too reserved. He certainly doesn't expect to be felt up by a total stranger as soon as he walks in the door. But just as he's talking himself into leaving, the hottest guy in the place with the most beautiful green eyes he's ever seen pulls him onto the dance floor. Green Eyes insists on "no names, no strings..." and just this once, Lucas is inclined to agree.First Edition published by Torquere Press in 2010 under the same title.

Winner Takes It All

by R. Cooper

James Morgan is the marshal of a small town in the Old West, troubled by his past and haunted by feelings for a roving, storytelling gambler named Matt Dixon. It's a dangerous time and place to be interested in men, and Morgan has spent too long denying that part of himself to risk everything on someone as untrustworthy as a gambler. But Matt has been chasing after Morgan for too long to let him get away now. As far as he's concerned, the game they are playing is winner takes all, and a good card player holds onto a winning hand with everything he has. He just needs to convince Morgan to trust him so they can both take home the prize.

The Locker Room

by Amy Lane

Xander Karcek has only wanted two things in his life: Christian Edwards and basketball--the man he loves and the game that let him escape a childhood he'd rather forget. His two obsessions have served him well. He and Chris beat the odds and stayed together through high school, college, and right on to the NBA. But life under fame's microscope isn't easy, especially when two men are pretending to be frat-buddies so the world doesn't know they're the next best thing to married. Their relationship survives the sacrifices they make and the lies they tell to stay together, but when their secret is exposed, the fallout might destroy them when nothing else could. Chris and basketball are the two things holding Xander together. Now the world is asking Xander to make a choice. Is there an option that includes a future with the man he loves?

Running from the Past

by Lisa Worrall

Deputy Sheriff Ford Mitchell has made what might be the biggest arrest in the history of Eagle River, Alaska. Noah Beckett is wanted on four outstanding warrants for drug charges and one for questioning in the murder of a prostitute. All Ford has to do is deliver his prisoner to the DEA in Miami and he can wash his hands of him - a task that would be a whole lot easier if Noah wasn't also the man Ford loves.

The Dog With Two Lives

by Hilary Walker

Scamp is a Jack Russell of dubious breeding and an unacceptable color scheme. But he is determined to leave his hectic home behind to come live with my husband and me, and his persistence pays off.He quickly burrows into our hearts and proceeds to embark on a series of hair-raising adventures, including a near death experience, a brush with alligators in Florida, testing the strength of lanai mesh, being a stowaway, rounding up my horse, and luring our Great Dane into a neighboring pool.The rough-coated little dog is a smooth operator when it comes to charming everyone he meets with his friendliness and trusting ways, yet he always lives up to his name!

The Horse Inside

by Hilary Walker

Catherine’s mare is an off-the-track Thoroughbred. The little ex-racehorse doesn’t fit in with the expensive German horses at the dressage barn because she doesn’t look or move like them.So it’s no surprise that when a competition is held for all the boarders, Catherine and Besca are the only ones not chosen to ride on a team. The two are laughed at for having the nerve to hope they’d be invited to compete.Catherine resigns herself to not taking part, but continues to work on her riding skills and practice the test she wanted to perform in the competition. But she doesn't realize she's being watched ... by someone intent on changing her life when show day arrives.

Shoestring Rider

by Hilary Walker

Emma keeps her Thoroughbred horse, Wisdom, at Blakewell Stables, where Ms Larimar is the barn instructor. But Emma has a major problem. Wisdom rushes his fences, which stands in the way of Emma’s ambitions to compete with him in events one day.The other riders at the barn ask Emma and her wild horse to leave their group lessons. Emma is already riding on a shoestring and her finances are severely stretched by expensive private sessions with Ms. Larimar, yet Wisdom doesn’t improve and the instructor gives up on her. Enter horse trainer and television star, Jason Etaloni. Will Jason's knowledge and experience be able to reign in Emma's wild steed? Or will she be forced to put Wisdom out to pasture for good?

The Horse Who Went to Church

by Hilary Walker

A rider faces a difficult situation, as she must attend church then almost immediately get her horse to a dressage show. There’s very little time after Mass to go home, hitch up the trailer, load up the animal, and be punctual for her first class.To make life easier, she decides to haul her gelding to church. Firecross is munching hay in his trailer in the parking lot as she sits in her pew waiting for Mass to begin.But the service never starts. Hooves suddenly clatter up the center aisle: they belong to Firecross, and pandemonium ensues.Will the horse trample the parishioners? What will Father Frank’s reaction be? Will he throw the owner out of his church with her horse? And, most importantly, will they still be able to make it to the dressage show in time to compete?

Optimism Made Simple

by Hilary Walker

This is a short anthology of five true, inspirational stories which illustrate the amazing power of optimism.Read about an airport shuttle driver who inexplicably waits past his midnight deadline for the author’s family. Find out what happens to a farmer who demands payment for hay he made but was given for free, or the stable manager who demands high payment from a rider to replace fence boards and posts the rider’s horses didn’t break. Meet a young man cured of Bell’s Palsy through prayer, or the unhappy woman who helps pay for a young relative’s college tuition after the author prays for her well-being.Coupled with forgiveness and charitable thinking towards those who wish us evil, positive thoughts can resolve the toughest of situations to produce a happy result.

Invalid Argument

by Hilary Walker

Shoppers mob a large man trying in vain to get out of his ostentatious vehicle, which he’s parked in a disabled parking space without a disabled sticker.But they’re in for a big surprise when they discover the truth.

Gloves

by Hilary Walker

Stunning Kirstin thinks physical perfection is essential to gain the true love. Losing a finger in an accident makes her feel imperfect and therefore unlovable.When the handsome Gordon falls for her on the Austrian ski slopes, Kirstin is quick to dismiss his feelings as fake.But in doing so, she risks losing more than her finger ...

Bridled Passion: A Horse Trilogy

by Hilary Walker

This short anthology contains three true stories about an old mare who becomes a superstar and her son who takes over where she leaves off. Contains the stories:Kelly: The Horse I Didn’t Want: Kelly was already eighteen years old when she arrived at my barn as a thin, nervous Thoroughbred ex-racehorse with a host of bad habits and behavioral problems. Little did I know she would become my equine soul-mate within six months of being given to me for free. She won numerous dressage, show-jumping, and eventing competitions until her death many years later.Kelly Comes Through: The story of how Kelly comes to the last minute rescue of a courageous teenage girl in the bid for her Pony Club badge, when her original mount went lame on test day.Kelly’s Son: After a rocky birth and a youth filled with accidents and injuries, Kelly’s son Cruz Bay develops into a consistent winner of blue ribbons. But not without more setbacks along the way!

Hillie's Story

by Hilary Walker

Living in Germany made it difficult to find a Golden Retriever, a rare breed over there. My husband and I had to fly to Hanover to check out a new litter of puppies.Over the next fourteen years, Hillie shared horse trail rides with us, skied with us in Austria, traveled to Italy and America, and got arrested in England.She was a truly international family member!

How Not to Rescue a Racehorse

by Hilary Walker

When my current dressage horse wants a change in career, I visit Nonette, a beautiful wannabe-retired racehorse at the track with great dressage potential. I find her stuck in a dark, hot stall.I have no room for her at home and have promised my husband I won’t buy another horse until I sell the one I already have.But poor Nonette! Having seen the conditions in which she lives, I feel obliged to rescue her. However, my husband mustn’t find out what I’m doing -- he’ll never believe I don’t intend to keep another horse.Read on to discover how rescuing the pretty mare becomes a nightmare!

Unfairly Ewesed

by Hilary Walker

Hillie is a kind-hearted Golden Retriever. But one night she goes missing. Her overnight companion Blue, the family’s Great Dane, limps home in the morning ... but no Hillie.The family finally traces her to a doggie cell at the local police station and is horrified to discover she is accused of killing and maiming sheep. How can sweet Hillie have suddenly turned so vicious? And why is there no blood on her mouth from all that murdering?The mission is clear: absolve Hillie from all blame.

The Ulu Blues

by Hilary Walker

The family goes on a fabulous Alaskan cruise. But far from being interested in seaplane tours, jumping whales, and seals basking on ice floes bathed in the glow of sunset, Grandmum has one thought -- and one thought only: find and purchase an ulu.What exactly is an ulu and why does Grandmum want one so badly?

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