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Wild Pitch by Sloan Johnson
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1MwRuPp
There’s never been any question in Sean Tucker’s mind that he’d do whatever it took to make it to the major leagues and be one of the best pitchers of his time. The day he acknowledged to himself that he was gay was also the day he vowed to stay in the closet in order to chase his dreams. The problem is, he never counted on Mason Atley.
Sean showed rookie short stop Mason Atley the ropes, both on the field and off. The two forged a friendship which continued as both of them moved through the ranks of the farm system and into the majors. Unfortunately, there’s always been one secret Mason never felt he could share with Sean. Until now.
For seven years, Sean lived with the fact that he loved a man who would never reciprocate. When Mason admits that he’s always known he’s bisexual but has never allowed himself to pursue a relationship with a man, will Sean be able to put aside his reservations about starting a relationship with the friend he’d always assumed was straight? And more importantly, will they be able to find a way to stay together when their careers keep them apart more than they can be together?
Retrograde (Flight HA1710) by RJ Scott
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1IP9M0x
A Standalone Flight HA1710 story
Co-Pilot Lachlan Donaghue wakes up in hospital, a survivor of the crash of Flight HA1710, with memory loss and the suspicion that he could be at fault for the tragic accident. When everything becomes too much he is taken home to hide, back to the small Irish town he grew up in and to the home he once shared with Rory.
Rory Kendrick watches the news, sees every hour of the disaster unfold and somehow just knows that Lachlan was in the middle of it all. What he doesn’t know is that Lachlan will be forced to come back home to hide and to heal. Lachlan needs a friend, not a lover, but sometimes the lines are just too blurred to make any sense.
24-Karat Conspiracy (Precious Gems) by EM Lynley
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1GjEwmE
Sequel to Jaded
Precious Gems: Book Four
Former Ranger turned FBI agent Reed Acton faces his biggest challenge yet: a Christmas visit from partner Trent Copeland’s parents. He’s less equipped to handle hugs and holidays than the Taliban or international art thieves. When he’s assigned to track down a set of gold Babylonian artifacts looted from the Iraqi National Museum after the fall of Baghdad, things start to look up.
This time, Trent’s part of the mission, which takes them to exotic Istanbul. The crowded streets and labyrinthine markets fascinate Trent, but soon murder is on their trail. The investigation continues as Reed goes undercover at a US Army base, with Trent masquerading as his spouse. Surprisingly, fastidious and ever-fashionable Trent fits into base life right away and soon takes one of the suspects’ wives under his wing when domestic abuse rears its head.
Their faux marriage leads Reed to appreciate Trent in ways he never expected, strengthening their bond—until Reed has to confront the worst demons from his past: his relationship with his estranged family.
The Highest Bidder by Kimberley Hunter
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1IPbeQr
Getting kidnapped was bad enough, but when Trey Morrison gets sold off to the highest bidder and drugged to boot, well, he knows his day has gone from bad to worst.
Or has it?
Going undercover to take down a madman, Renjiro Takeda has rubbed elbows with the world’s vilest men. But spotting Trey on the auction block makes him throw all caution to the wind and buys him.
Little does he know that his new purchase will set into motion a chain of events that neither him nor Trey will be able to escape.
It’s a life or death situation for the lovers. And winner takes all.
This is a re-released title. It has been extensively edited and updated with a small short story added.
Empty Nests by Ada Maria Soto
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1KLXZ2p
Nested Hearts: Book One
Neither James nor Gabe has ever had a real relationship. They might make a connection if they can get past their differences—and their fears.
At age fourteen, James Maron decided to prove he wasn’t gay despite vast evidence to the contrary. Now at thirty-two, he’s getting ready to send his son to college and wondering what he’s supposed to do next. Outside his son, his life consists of an IT job he hates and watching telenovelas with the women in his apartment building.
Gabriel Juarez is the CFO of a technology giant. He has looks, charm, fantastic wealth, a workaholic personality, and a string of boyfriends who only stick around because he’s too busy to tell them to leave.
A bad laptop/projector interface causes James and Gabe’s paths to cross. Friends, family, and coworkers jump to match Gabe with a nice guy, and James with anyone. But are they too different? Everyone will have to tread very carefully to keep things from ending before they start.
The Love of Wicked Men – Box Set by Brandon Shire
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1GjOUxJ
Power, lust, legal intrigue. This is where sex and injustice meet.
Six action-packed episodes!
Sid Rivers and Jack Brown are two sides of the same coin. One is a lawyer with his own firm and dreams of money and power; the other is a criminal with a lengthy record and a quest for vengeance. When they meet, sparks fly. But was their meeting an accident? Or, was it planned by the billionaires who want to control their destiny?
The Love of Wicked Men is an erotic journey into the underbelly of the legal profession, the corporate culture of profit-at-any-cost, and the secret world of industrial espionage.
Grand Redemption by Jessamyn Kingley
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1F7cgAR
A warlock familiar has little choice but to follow the dictates of their warlock. In Ayden’s case, he and his warlock, Latarian, have been sent to hide in a cottage by her grandfather. What was intended to be a refuge for a few days has stretched into a dreary six and a half centuries. Cleaning, cooking, and doing his best to avoid the whip of his warlock’s lash is all Ayden has to look forward to each day. Stuck in a cottage with his temperamental warlock has Ayden yearning for something different. It’s not like Ayden has much hope for the future. His mate died before Ayden was summoned by Latarian and Fate doesn’t offer magickind second chances. Ayden’s dreams are simple. A day outside the same four walls. Luckily for Ayden, the boredom of their life finally convinces his warlock to ask Fate for a clue to find her grandfather. Fate sends Latarian and Ayden to the Draconis Court of D’Vaire, and neither one of their lives will ever be the same.
Duke Brogan D’Vairedraconis is a powerful dragon shifter who has lived a life of ever changing scenery. The king of his dragon court was deemed cursed centuries ago, and dragonkind has kept King D’Vaire and the five dragons loyal to him far removed from the rest. Tired of traipsing around the giant house that houses Draconis Court D’Vaire, Brogan has spent the last few decades traveling around the world seeking his mate. Learning that a warlock and her familiar have arrived at his court is not enough to bring Brogan home. But when Brogan hears that his family is discussing plans to turn their home into a sanctuary for misplaced shifters and magickind he cuts short his current trip and rushes home. There is no way Brogan wants his family at the mercy of freaks and outcasts, and Brogan will do whatever it takes to stop the sanctuary.
When their paths cross, neither one is prepared for what Fate has in store for them. Tempers flare, flames ignite, and the quiet Court D’Vaire is alive for the first time. When Brogan and Ayden finally learn how to live side by side, secrets are revealed that may rip them apart forever. In the end, Brogan is forced to see his life and place in Court D’Vaire in a whole new light because Ayden is no ordinary warlock familiar.
Life, Some Assembly Required by Kaje Harper
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1caMB1L
Finding love in the ashes was easy. Building a life together? Don’t make Fate laugh.
The Rebuilding Year, Book 2
After spending the first part of his life chasing pretty girls, love has finally come to Ryan in the form of John, a tall, lanky, red-headed landscape architect with wide shoulders and a five-o’clock shadow.
For the first time in his life, love feels easy. Hell, he even ran into a burning building for John and his son, and he’d do it again if he had to. But telling his father and brothers “I’m gay. I’ve met a man”? That’s a bumpy ride he’s not looking forward to.
For John, loving Ryan is as natural as breathing. Now if only the rest of his life would fall into place. Dealing with his teen son is complicated enough, but with his ex-wife causing trouble and his daughter wanting to move in, John’s house—and his relationship with Ryan—threaten to split at the seams.
Would one month without a new surprise knocking him upside the heart be asking too much? If the sound of Fate’s laughter is any indication, the answer must be yes…
Warning: Contains two formerly straight guys learning to navigate the gay-guy waters, sometimes without a paddle. Plus six kinds of family ensuring nothing comes easy.
This is the second book in The Rebuilding Year Series
Book #1: The Rebuilding Year –> http://bit.ly/1FF5GVV
Secret by Kindle Alexander
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1cP38ZX
Tristan Wilder, self-made millionaire and devastatingly handsome CEO of Wilder-Nation is on the verge of a very lucrative buyout. With tough negotiations ahead, he's armed with his acquisition pitch, ready to launch the deal of a lifetime. There’s just one glitch. The last thing he expects is to fall for the hot business owner he's trying to sway.
Dylan Reeves, computer science engineer and founder of the very successful social media site, Secret, is faced with a life-altering decision. A devoted family man with three kids and a wife, Dylan has been living a secret for years. Fiercely loyal to his convictions, his boundaries blur after meeting the striking owner of the corporation interested in acquiring his company. For the first time in his life, reckless desire consumes him when the gorgeous computer mogul makes an offer he can't refuse.
Uncaged by Lisa Oliver & Thomas J. Oliver
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1JFUnQn
Book 1 - Shifter's Uprising Series.
Can be read as standalone.
In a world where shifters were rampant and humans were clueless as to their existence, the shifters of the land were ruled by the Masons – the royalty of the shifter world. For the most part the Masons were kept isolated from other shifters, preferring their work and commands to be carried out by a force known simply as the “Elite.”
No shifter wanted to come to the attention of the Elite. It usually resulted in death, or at the very least coercion into their illegally run underground cage fights, or sold into prostitution. Once marked by the Elite, very few escaped and even fewer talked about it. There were rumors, thousands of them, of a resistance movement that were fighting both for freedom from oppression and helping those who had come to the Elite’s attention. But nothing seemed to work against the ruling family’s armed forces.
In a harsh world the toughest fighters were sent to the Souterrain, home of the largest underground fighting club for shifters. Here, shifters of all kinds were injected prior to a fight to ensure they didn’t shift in front of the audiences of humans that thronged to one of the few places where you could see two men fight to the death. It was bloody, barbaric and humans came in droves to wager money on their favorites and to scream for more blood.
And it was in this world, the world of the Souterrain, that Alpha wolf Carlin found Lucas. A hybrid shifter who had lived in a human world. But Carlin didn't care about who Lucas was, or his weird genetics. Lucas was his true mate and someone worth fighting for. But love and freedom both come at a price, and for Carlin, it could be his life.
Warning - M/M romance, HEA, some violence, wolf shifters, male-male sex. A sexy as Alpha guided by his instincts and a hybrid shifter with a wicked imagination.
Letters from a Cowboy by Sue Brown
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1F9bwd9
A Morning Report Story
Simon Wood arrives at Tamar Ranch looking for a job after being fired from his last position for seducing the boss's son. It doesn’t take much for him to prove his skills with horses, so he’s taken on, but soon he clashes hard with Chip Henson.
The animosity between them hides something very different, but not for long. No matter how hard they try to resist their attraction, eventually they give in to their need. They start leaving notes for each other, and others notice and warn them to be more careful.
Fearful of discovery, Simon leaves Tamar Ranch to save Chip’s job. When he learns that his departure sent Chip off the rails, he knows he needs to risk everything and go back for him.
Last Line 2 by Harper Fox
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1MJqTPP
MI5 agents Marina Griffin and Leo South are made to be together. But their mission’s-end encounter with Ashkeloi gypsies in the Russian forest reveals a terrifying prophecy – a fate that will tear them apart, and re-echo into the lives of their sons, John and Mike.
Thirty years later, a deadly climate shift has opened up a seaway through the Arctic, and nuclear war is imminent as the global superpowers make a grab for the oil reserves suddenly exposed. Like everyone else, Mike and John just want to ride out the storm and protect the people they love, especially their boy Quin.
But love isn’t enough when the stakes are this high, and Mike and John too are in the grip of a destiny they can’t avoid. Summoned from their Glastonbury farmhouse to the office of their ex-boss, James Webb, they discover not only the truth about their heritage but the forces they will have to encounter if the war for the Arctic – and the future of humanity – is to be won.
This is the second book in the Last Line Series
Book #1: Last Line –> http://bit.ly/1BZpLkG
Submission Guidelines by T. Nelson
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Gt6QEv
Cole Doren is starting over. He's moved, started working as a food writer again, and is crushing hard on his new neighbor, Daniel Mazurek, who is a genuinely nice guy and as hot as a supernova.
Too bad for Cole, Daniel's not what he seems.
And too bad for Daniel, the cute boy-next-door's DNA says he's one of America's most wanted, and it's Daniel's job to confirm that and bring him down. Digging through Cole’s past, Daniel finds out about Cole’s BDSM videos and while it should set off warning bells, it only leaves Daniel damn hot for Cole. Getting closer to his subject is easy, but starting a relationship built on trust is a lot harder when everything Daniel’s ever told Cole has been a lie.
Mastering Love by Morticia Knight
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1B76zXf
Book four in the The Hampton Road Club series
Evan sees a Master who could be his whole world and Ned sees a beautiful boy in need. But shattered trust and broken hearts could keep them apart forever.
Evan landed on his ex-Master’s doorstep after Master Gabriel dumped him for a virgin. He’d hoped Thomas would take him back, but he’s moved on with his new submissive, Linus. Evan has nowhere to go and barely a penny to his name. Fortunately, Master Aarc/on and his boy, Sam, invite him to stay at their guesthouse. Alone and abandoned, Evan aches for a Master who can give him more—if only he knew what ‘more’ meant.
Master Ned has finally decided to settle down in one place after traveling on the road for years. He’s always loved the Hampton Road Club—it’s a private sanctuary for men such as himself. The roaring twenties might be freer than ever, but the decadence of the sadomasochistic club could put its members in danger if they’re not discreet.
Ned’s on the lookout for an untried boy who’s ready to fully submit to him on a daily basis. In return, he plans to train and care for his submissive. If he can also find love, then his life will be perfect.
After Evan is introduced to Ned at the club, they have an intense encounter that catches them both by surprise. What should lead to a possible future for them as Master and submissive is destroyed when Ned mysteriously casts Evan aside. Evan wonders if he’ll ever be good enough to keep a Master, and Ned fears he may have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.
Shattered trust and broken hearts have to be repaired before Evan and Ned can find their way to each other—if it’s not already too late.
Best Laid Plans by Willa Okati
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1I2jpDs
Teddy and Jefferson get along like a house on fire. Literally. Jefferson’s a serious-natured soccer star, and Teddy was born to party till the wheels come off. Oh, they might have jerked it a few times thinking about each other, but they’ll burn this mother to the ground before they ever get along. The only thing they have in common are their friends--Jefferson’s buddy Emmett, and Teddy’s BFF Noelani. Emmett’s just blown all his savings on a house near campus, and he needs tenants to help make the monthly payments. That’s where Teddy and Jefferson come in. Hey, anything’s better than the dorms.
So far so good. Until Noelani’s former fiancé Beau--also Emmett’s former best friend--rolls back into town. Panicked over the return of their old feelings for the rough-riding badass, Noelani and Emmett decide the only sensible ‘save’ is to get married. Of course. Teddy and Jefferson both know that’s a bad idea, and that those two are going to need their friends more than ever. That means only one thing: no choice but to raise the white flag and join forces.
Pros: free rein for sexual hijinks in the name of ‘getting along’. Cons: Easier said than done.
Despite it all, Teddy and Jefferson are also discovering that they have more fun fighting with each other than they would kissing anyone else. Maybe--maybe--they're falling in love. But when Beau reveals the real reason for his return and everything turns topsy-turvy for everyone involved, is their new alliance strong enough to save the day?
Vampire and the P.I. by J.P. Bowie
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1F9hafr
When Sean Martin was shot in the hip he thought his days in law enforcement were over. Leaving the force with commendations and a healthy disability agreement he opened up his own private investigative business, and for a while enjoyed success until a jealous and homophobic ex-colleague spread a story about Sean assaulting an underage boy, the son of an influential congressman.
Overnight, Sean’s business tanked, leaving him broke and with zero clients. That is until Master Vampire, Rafael Barrantes, hires him to find the murderer of Julian Hunter, a young male escort. Sean isn’t crazy about working for a vampire—but all that changes when he meets Arturo Menendez, Rafael’s private secretary.
The stunning and uninhibited Arturo wastes no time in showing his admiration for the handsome PI. He immediately tries, and succeeds in seducing Sean. In between bouts of the most amazing sex Sean has ever had, he discovers that the facts surrounding Julian’s murder have been swept under the carpet. Perhaps by pressure from his wealthy ‘clients’ whose veneer of respectability might be irreparably damaged if it were disclosed they had used Julian’s services.
With Arturo’s help, Sean wades through a web of deceit, lies and treachery trying not only to find Julian’s killer, but also to vindicate himself of the false rape charge that ruined his career. In the process he is beaten, kidnapped by a bad cop, and bitten by a rogue vampire. With the odds stacked against him, can he possibly ever solve the mystery of Julian’s murder, and can Arturo, even with his vampire powers, save Sean from a grisly death?
The Infinitum Government (Box Set) by Megan Derr
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1GvhNXM
Infinitum Government Code 188.8.131.522: Genetic Experimentation Shall Be Strictly Forbidden
Decades ago the people of Coni genetically engineered a race meant to help them. Instead of perfectly crafted assistants, however, they wound up with the Draconis, who possess unexpected power and ability—and the ability to match with suitable individuals and exponentially increase their magics. But matching cannot be predicted, prevented, or undone, and they are matching with people all across the Infinitum Government...
Some think the Draconis should be annihilated. Some think they should be an independent race and given their own home. The most powerful minds in the Infinitum Government are fighting for one side or another, including murders, chancellors, spies, even prison guards. Others are using the debate to further their own ends, and they will stop at nothing to see those ends are reached...
Not so long ago, Elton had a near-perfect life: loving family, successful business, and the prestigious position of Jeweler Troiseme of Mars. But betrayal and murder destroyed that life forever and now he and his sister have no choice but to be swept off to a different planet in the hopes of building a new life and leaving their past behind them.
Before they settle into that new life, however, they decide to spend some time on Bangkok, the notorious planet of pleasure where they say all dreams come true...
Home and Away by Samantha Wayland
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1T7MeqH
You can build a team, but you have to find your home.
Rupert Smythe is fond of many things. Callum Morrison isn’t one of them.
Rupert is a quiet, thoughtful business man and, sadly, a total wimp. Maybe not the ideal candidate to run a professional hockey team, but he signed on to do it anyway. As his life has reminded him on an almost daily basis since, this isn’t the most brilliant idea he’s ever had. And that was before Callum showed up.
Being in the spotlight is just part of being a professional athlete, but Callum needs a break. He arrives in Moncton unannounced, determined to help grow the team he just bought, and under the assumption he’d be welcome. Possibly he should have tried to make a better first impression.
Callum figures he can push through the rest of the summer, never expecting two kids, a host of friends, and his growing feelings for Rupert to derail everything he has ever believed about what he wanted, and what he could have.
Driving Borscht Batty by Charlie Richards
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1MiJgtY
Borscht Kuznetsov is the master of his vampire coven. He likes his donors silent, his people obedient, and his life orderly. When an alarm on the northern outskirts of his property alert him to intruders, he leads the charge to drive the humans from his land. To his surprise, Borscht discovers they were chasing an Egyptian fruit bat. Confused by his sudden onslaught of protectiveness, he realizes the little creature is a shifter…who refuses to shift.
With his only memories that of his time spent in captivity, Sekani doesn’t know much. He can’t even understand the words of the people around him after he escapes from his prison. Still, one of them smells really good…and the man saved him from the hunters. When the man finally says a few words in halting English, Sekani learns that his world is so much larger than he could ever have imagined.
Can Borscht handle his beloved’s overabundance of excitement, especially when he learns that Sekani has friends that need rescuing?
Pure Innocence by Victoria Sue
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1cGY7lN
They’d finally caught the madman who had been kidnapping, torturing and murdering submissives. Damon had sat in that warehouse, clutching Oliver, the boy barely alive, and somehow in the weeks that followed Damon never seemed to be able to let him go.
Oliver was broken, in body, mind, and spirit. And for the first time since he had brought him home from the hospital, Damon started questioning himself. Was he going to be enough for Oliver? If he could even find all the pieces of Oliver’s broken soul, could he mend them? Had the horrors that had ripped through Oliver left too many holes for Damon to repair? And finally, if he was going to be able to put Oliver back together, could he stop his own heart shattering in the process?
This is the third book in the Pure Series
Drifting Sands (The Warfield Hotel Mysteries Book 1) by C.J. Baty
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1HnXd6l
As he approaches his fortieth birthday, Justin Warfield feels alone, drifting like the sand that blows along the beach near his family’s hotel. He has done exactly as his father wanted. Married the right girl and carried on the family tradition of running the Warfield Hotel. On paper things seem perfect, but happiness hasn’t been a part of his life for a very long time.
Marcus Drummond once spent a summer with his best friend Peter at the Warfield Hotel and fell hard for Peter’s much older brother. Five years later he’s back, and this time hopes that Justin will see him as more than his kid brother’s friend.
Sparks fly when the two meet again, but there are a few things standing in their way. The closet that Justin has himself buried in and someone on a killing spree, dumping bodies on the Warfield beach . . . victims that indicate Justin may be involved in some way.
Balls Up (Blowing It Book 2) by Kate Aaron
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1KR0YEH
Owen Barnes’s life is finally going the way he wants. He’s making a living as an author, and his relationship with building surveyor Magnus Cassidy is going from strength to strength.
When Owen finds a lump, he buries his head in the sand. He’s too busy for doctor appointments and besides, it’s probably nothing. He pushes concern away and is soon swept up in a whirlwind of distractions. His best friend’s husband is falling apart and Owen needs to be strong for them, not burdening them with his fears.
He says he’ll deal with it when the new book is released, when Ryan and Sameer are more stable, when he’s done writing. Owen has a hundred excuses to hide one simple fact: he’s scared.
Eventually Magnus drags him to the doctor, and the news isn’t good. Can Owen cope with the unexpected turn events have taken, or is his perfect life about to go balls up?
CONTENT WARNING: Cancer, hospitals, chemotherapy, backless gowns, hideous scrotal supports, and the complete loss of human dignity from being shaved by a nurse named Alan.
This is the second book in the Blowing It Series
Book #1: Blowing It –> http://bit.ly/1eYzRxl
Resurgence by Chris Ogden
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1AYeRkq
Death is final…infinite…the end. Except those times when it’s not. That’s exactly the predicament that Aleksandr Ivanov is dealing with. He perished at the tragic young age of twenty-three but he didn’t stay dead thanks to his best friend Viktor Frankenstein. While on the run, Aleks winds up cold and alone on Theodore Ward’s doorstep. The last thing Teddy expected was to be thrown into a twisted tale of life and death. He takes pity on him and shelters Aleks which ignites a romantic spark between them. Together, they have the power to change the world or to destroy it.
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Cheeky Hipsters & Jocks by Posy Roberts
Jack has a secret hidden in his pants. Eli thinks he knows what it is.
Jack Cox has a secret he’s kept hidden for years until a fellow hockey player discovers a scrap of silk and lace hiding in his pocket. Elijah Mitten notices how anxious Jack is as the hot-pink fabric makes its way around the locker room, and when Jack throws it in the trash like it means nothing, Elijah guesses what’s beneath his stoic façade and possibly his pants.
When Elijah shows up on Jack’s doorstep looking for answers, Jack won’t admit anything. But when Elijah takes matters into his own hands, Jack has to make a decision: share his secret and risk losing hockey or keep it hidden forever.