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FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER
Alliance in Blood (Partnership in Blood book #1) by Ariel Tachna
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Partnership in Blood: Volume One
Can a desperate wizard and a bitter, disillusioned vampire find a way to build the partnership that could save their world?
In a world rocked by magical war, vampires are seen by many as less than human, as the stereotypical creatures of the night who prey on others. But as the war intensifies, the wizards know they need an advantage to turn the tide in their favor: the strength and edge the vampires can give them in the battle against the dark wizards who seek to destroy life as they know it.
In a dangerous move and show of good will, the wizards ask the leader of the vampires to meet with them, so that they might plead their cause. One desperate man, Alain Magnier, and one bitter, disillusioned vampire, Orlando St. Clair, meet in Paris, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance of their decision: Will the vampires join the cause and form a partnership with the wizards to win the war?
This second edition received minor revision and proofing for re-release in honor of the publication of Partnership Reborn, the final book in the series.
Ciro (Shivers book #1) by Remmy Duchene
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Book One in the Shivers series
Hades hath no fury than Hera’s wrath…
Ciro is the son of Zeus and the goddess of the Storm Winds. He must stop his crazy, cursed brothers from destroying Earth, but most importantly from destroying the man he loves.
Ciro Pyktis was born with a target on his back, thanks to his father Zeus’ infidelity. Tired of her husband’s man-whoring ways, Hera cursed his latest offspring born outside their marriage to become Shivers. Somehow, Ciro was born a good Shiver, but a few of his brothers are hellbent on destroying him and the humans.
Finally, Ciro finds the man of his dreams and he should be happy, but now, not only does he have to protect all of Earth and Olympus from his brothers, he must also keep Carter Olabasu safe from the evil Ciro knows is coming.
Carter Olabasu has everything—his brother finally accepts his homosexuality, Carter has a thriving architecture business and the freedom to do what he wants when he wants. But he’s lonely. A chance meeting at a nightclub brings him into Ciro’s path. Almost instantly, he’s obsessed by a need that he’s never felt before—one for Ciro. However, when the world starts falling apart around him, Carter will have to face the fact that his new man isn’t who Carter thinks he is, and there are things that go bump in the night humans can never, ever find out about.
In Me an Invincible Summer by Ryan Loveless
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To an outsider's view, world-famous action star Joe Nestra lives the Hollywood dream—parties, women, and a high-profile divorce. In reality, Joe's agent directs his public life. Those women he's supposedly intimate with? Prearranged dates ending at the red carpet. With his assistant and best friend Derek Simmons's help, Joe has lived safely in the closet since his divorce, choosing to let off steam with discreet male escorts rather than risk an actual boyfriend. At forty-four, he has no plans to change. Then, taking a role in a film without flashy explosions upends that.
When Joe signs on to play an early 1990s-era AIDS-stricken gay man, his internalized homophobia threatens the production. His out costar Hunter Starling won't put up with Joe's behavior. As the animosity between Joe and Hunter grows, saving the film means Joe must face his deepest fear. Challenges pile up from all directions, from his father disowning him to the entertainment industry's backstabbing reaction. Amid the backlash, Joe ventures into his first gay romantic relationship, tries to help others worse off, and slowly learns how to live his life instead of just acting it.
Miricle on Mistletoe Laneby Derrick Knight
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Joe Koehler and his six-year old son, Joey, are down on their luck. Currently, Joe is unemployed due to a bad economy and taking care of a medically complex son. Recently father and son became homeless due to their apartment catching on fire and Joe being without any insurance. They are forced to live in Joe's old red pick-up truck. Eventually father and son take refuge at Hope House, a local homeless shelter, which is run by a kindly, yet mysterious, elderly woman named Emily.
Sidney Maier recently inherited his grandparents home but the house is in desperate need of repair. Skills Sidney greatly lacks. He befriends a fellow church member Emily who is the Interim Director at Hope House. Sidney tells Emily that he needs help with remodeling his new home. Also, he confides in her, that he is lonely and wishes he could meet someone special.
Emily and her assistants orchestrate for Joe and Sidney to meet where an instant attraction forms between both men. Joe and Sidney embark on a journey of courtship, but soon a negative force learns of their budding romance and wants to stop it at any cost. Emily and her assistants must all use their special talents if Joe and Sidney are meant to live happily ever after.
Winds of Change & Eye of the Storm (Royal Navy Series book #2) by Lee Rowan
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Sequel to Ransom
Royal Navy Series: Book Two
Winds of Change
Lieutenants William Marshall and David Archer, of His Majesty’s frigate Calypso, have been lovers for more than a year. Because the penalty for discovery is the hangman’s noose, they limit themselves to the occasional night of passion ashore.
But in the Navy, nothing lasts forever. A transfer to a new ship brings with it a bizarre turn of events: their captain orders them to behave as though they are involved in an illicit relationship in order to smoke out a suspected traitor. When their masquerade proves dangerously effective, it threatens to cost Davy his life.
Eye of the Storm
The long war between England and France enters a fragile and temporary truce in the winter of 1802, but the lives of Commander William Marshall and Lieutenant David Archer are more complicated than ever. After almost losing Davy in battle, Will faces the responsibility of command and questions whether he can give orders that will put his love in harm's way once more.
Doubts torment David Archer. Will walked away once, trying to end their relationship for Davy's own safety. His physical wounds have healed, but the loss of trust remains. Now, his biggest challenge is persuading Will their love is worth the risk of loss.
Winds of Change:
First Edition published by Linden Bay Romance, 2007.
Second Edition published by Cheyenne Publishing/Bristlecone Pine Press, 2009.
Eye of the Storm:
First Edition published by Linden Bay Romance, 2009.
Second Edition published by Cheyenne Publishing/Bristlecone Pine Press, 2009.
Suburban Legend by BJ Sheppard
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Halloween is coming, and as the parents of Damsel Creek celebrate the occasion in style, the teen population of the sleepy town are forced into caring for their youngest counterparts. As Aaron settles in to a night of babysitting at the house of the Chief of Police, he faces strange occurrences at every turn. With news of a killer on the loose, he tries to convince himself his mind is playing tricks on him, but when a series of menacing phone calls alert him that the threat is real, he has no other option than to fight. Can Aaron make it through the night as the target of a stalker who desires his death, or will Halloween be coming early this year?
Are you brave enough to read what happens when the line between real life and horror blurs?
A situation horror from the author of ‘The Rainbow Connection’ series and ‘That Day in Spring’.
Warning: scenes of violence, terror, and little to no romance. This is a tale of horror. Expect no love scenes.
The Ghost and the Darkness Volume 1 (Fallocaust Series Book #2) by Quil Carter
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I would say that my life changed as soon as those gunshots went off, but in reality everything changed the moment Leo and Greyson loaded that decapitated body into the truck back in Donnely.
Now I am in a place I don't recognize with people I had once seen as my enemies. They are telling me that all of this is up to me, and here I am just wishing I was in my basement with a quil between my fingers.
Though I know what cards I've been dealt; I know I never had a say in this. I wasn't born free like I had always thought. I had been created for a purpose and if I wanted to keep Killian safe - I needed to do this.
It had always been about him.
The Ghost and the Darkness Volume 1 begins immediately where Fallocaust left off. Reaver and Killian have left Aras behind and are now deep in the greywastes hiding from King Silas with the help of some unlikely friends. Though their time living in safety is short-lived - for Elish is a man of many plans, and even more secrets.
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Brokenhearted Necklace by A.M. Snead
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Length: 107 Pages
Haunted by a disturbing memory of brutal intolerance, Lonny struggles to deal with being the only gay kid in his school as he suffers daily from the ridicule and taunts of Quarterback Jack Flemming and his group. Condemned even by his own father, Lonny feels alone and cut off, his only solace in the brokenhearted necklace he wears that carries with it the reminder that things could be so much worse. Wanting only to be invisible, and hiding his heart, Lonny is suddenly drawn out of hiding by Paul - the gorgeous new kid at school - who insists that Lonny is the boy of his dreams, the answer to his prayers.
A Call to Arms: Book one of the Chronicles of Arden by Shiriluna Nott & SaJa H
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Length: 313 Pages
Gibben Nemesio is in trouble.
His parents are dead, his sister is missing, and he's been left the sole provider for his two younger brothers. With a war brewing in the east and no guarantee of surviving another brutal winter, Gib's life is plagued by uncertainty. To make matters worse, he suddenly finds himself uprooted from his home and drafted into the army.
Forced to leave his siblings behind, Gib reports to Silver City, where he enrolls in the legendary Academy of Arden. An outsider and misfit, Gib struggles to blend in among the highborn city folk. His charming candor eventually wins him a handful of friends—an enigmatic mage trainee with a secret, a young girl who has defied tradition by joining the military, and a prince looking to escape his stifling, royal life. But his new-found comrades may not be able to help when Gib alone overhears a traitorous plot—a scheme so horrible that if seen to fruition, all of Arden will suffer for it. It's up to Gib to convince the High Council of Arden to act, to stop the terrible danger, before it's too late.
108,000 words, 313 pages (approximately). Epic fantasy. LGBT fiction.
Fraternizing with the Frenemy: The Mystery of Love Part One (Northwest Passage Mysteries Book 1) by Gary Alan Hidalgo
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Length: 71 Pages
Buddy movies as far back as Bing Crosby and Bob Hope's "Road" movies to modern classics like "Lethal Weapon" and "48 Hours" are an American genre all its own. Meet the Same Sex Marriage Era's ultimate bromance, Boy Scout police officer Lewis McQueen who goes by the telltale nickname "Queenie" and his polar opposite, Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Dale Clark, who is morally-challenged.
Of course, opposites will attract, because out and proud Dale and Queenie, who is "only a little bit out," are not only partners in crime...crime fighting, that is... but partners in life.
In the homophobic small town of Egypt, Oregon, a recently outed student is found buried in the freshly poured concrete of the local university's future library. Hate crime, crime of passion, or something totally unexpected? Queenie fraternizes with the prime suspects at his old fraternity looking for clues while Dale tries to avoid his lover's wistful ex-wife who blames him for stealing her perfect life, including Dale and Queenie's newborn son.
Praised by advance readers as "a sexy, grownup Hardy Boys lost in Twin Peaks territory" and "gives you a reading while camping feel, cozy, mysterious, and chock full of adventure and laughs."
Violence Begets by P.T. Denys
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Length: 282 Pages
After a tragic accident devastates his family, 16-year-old Rick St. James starts his junior year of high school without any friends in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. When he meets Kevin Vincent, he’s too distracted by the promise of new friends to see that Kevin has secrets of his own.
Having created an environment where he's feared and admired by his classmates, Kevin finds pleasure in using his good looks and violence to control and manipulate those around him. Secretly, he cruises the gay club scene, turning tricks to earn money so he can party and get high.
As Rick’s dad becomes increasingly violent and abusive at home, the two form a surprising and volatile trust. In this battle of wills, their precarious friendship will either keep their lives from blowing up around them or possibly light the fuse that will cause the explosion.
Disclaimer: This book contains extremely strong language, graphic violence and sexual situations. It is not suitable for young audiences.
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