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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts by Charlie Cochet
Julian “Quinn” Quinetro, a gruff, tough Miami SWAT officer, has been injured on the job, and all he’s looking for is a little peace and quiet to recover—difficult to achieve with his large Cuban family. An adventure in picking up his prescriptions puts him in the path of his geeky, brownie-baking neighbor, Spencer Morgan. Spencer sweeps into Quinn’s life like a tropical storm of sunshine and rainbows. Not surprisingly, it’s chaos at first sight. Quinn’s in need of a little tender loving care, and Spencer decides he’s just the man for the job. Their very different lives might clash, but they might also find some common ground—and maybe more.
Dangerous: Plus Bonus Free Read - A Curious Proposal (The Finn Factor Book 3) by R.G. Alexander
Do you like it Dangerous?
Brady Finn has been a cop and a Marine, but he’s never been in a situation as dangerous as this one. Waking up naked in the bed of a man he’s wanted for months—with no memory of how he got there—was only the beginning.
Rope Dom Ken Tanaka knows kink isn’t Brady’s scene, but he still can’t resist the tall, redheaded Boy Scout. When their search for a missing person requires Brady to go above and beyond the call of duty, they’ll both do what needs to be done for the mission—and give in to the undeniable passion between them.
Will their explosive chemistry last once the job is over? Or will taking that chance be more dangerous than either man is willing to risk?
Warning: Explicit male/male sexy times. Voyeurism with a touch of noncon, role playing, rope. And, once again, very serious about the graphic gay sex. I’m not sure why you don’t believe me… Also? An Evil League of Evil! Good kink vs scary villain kink (you’ve been warned), Finn Club rules and the aftereffects of The Great Rumming of 2015. I SAID RUMMING. Dirty minds.
!!!BONUS FREE READ!!!
A Curious Proposal: An Owen and Jeremy quickie
You should at least read the first chapter of Dangerous before starting this.
The Finn Factor Series
(for the reader who enjoys variety)
Book 1: Curious (m/m)
Book 2: Scandalous (m/f)
Book 3: Dangerous (m/m)
Book 4: Ravenous (m/f/m)
Beyond the Surface (The Breakfast Club #1) by Felice Stevens
On 9/11, firefighter Nick Fletcher’s world changed forever. He's unable to rid himself of survivor’s guilt, made worse by the secret he hides from his family and co-workers. Nick's life is centered around helping burn victims, until he is reunited with the man he’d once loved but pushed away. Now he has a second chance at a love he thought lost forever.
For fashion designer Julian Cornell, appearances mean everything. His love affairs are strictly casual, and the only thing he cares about is making his clothing line a success. A chance encounter with the man he loved long ago has Julian thinking for the first time in years there may be more to life than being seen at the best parties and what designer labels to wear.
When Julian’s world takes an unexpected turn, it's Nick who helps him regain perspective on what matters most in life. Julian, in turn, helps Nick accept who he is and understand he isn’t responsible for tragedies he couldn't prevent. Lost love found can be even sweeter the second time around and after all the years apart, both men learn to look beyond the surface to find the men they are inside.
The Darkest Flame (Roadmap to Your Heart #1)Christina Lee
Vaughn O’Keefe has been part owner of the Hog’s Den for years. Privy to plenty of Disciples of the Road business, he’s never been more ruffled as when a new recruit named “Smoke” walks through the door. Something about the man gets his blood pumping, but he knows to keep his preferences under wraps around the club.
“Smoke” Callahan has done a couple of rehab stints and is finally clean, thanks to help from the Disciples. He’s on the right path and isn’t about to get sidetracked, no matter how much the guy who manages the bar gets beneath his skin. Besides, his last relationship with a man left him scared, alone, and with a nightmare of an addiction.
When the Hog’s Den becomes shorthanded, and Smoke is ordered to help out the one man he can’t have, his longing for the bartender reaches blistering proportions. Vaughn figures a night together should be enough to satisfy their mutual attraction. But neither banks on just how scorching hot it might be.
As Smoke’s past unravels and the one person he hopes never to lay eyes on again messes with all he holds sacred, it’s time to involve the Disciples. Problem is, he’ll have to risk his membership, his heart, and his own hide to keep everyone he cares about safe
Never say Never (Sniper 1 Security #2) by Nicole Edwards
Ryan Trexler has devoted his entire life to his family’s security business. And now that he’s slated to take over the reins for the company, RT knows that his life is only going to get more complicated. Add in the fact that he’s lusting over one of the men who works for him and RT knows that there are some serious tough times ahead.
Zachariah Tavoularis—nicknamed Z—has been employed by Sniper 1 Security for a decade. Despite being known as the most loyal enforcer outside of family, Z also has a reputation of being quite the playboy, though that was based more on rumor than fact. When an assignment comes up that forces the two of them to work together, Z knows it’s time to show RT he’s not the man he thinks he is.
Can they complete the mission, despite the fact that it puts them in a tenuous situation, bringing them closer than either of them ever expected? And will Z allow RT to convince him that they can never be together, no matter how much they both want it?
What He Left Behind by L.A. Witt
Can you ever have a second first time?
Josh Carver thinks it’s just another lunch with his best friend, Michael—until Michael confesses he just turned down a date with his hot veterinarian crush. It seems Michael’s abusive ex left him more scarred than Josh realized.
Josh and his husband, Ian, have done their best to help Michael leave his horrific past behind, but even Josh is stunned when Ian suggests that Josh help Michael with his fear of physical intimacy. After all, it isn’t like it would be the first time—Josh and Michael were once each other’s firsts.
A hesitant first kiss, and Josh and Michael’s natural attraction eases the way. But with Michael still balking at the prospect of sex with someone new, Ian steps into the breach.
Everything is fine and dandy until emotions become so entangled, their friendship—and a marriage—could be at risk.
Warning: Contains three guys who will do anything for each other, a hot tub that’s always the right temperature, and a cat with an attitude problem.
One Bit at a Time by Sydney Presley
Being thought of as a freak wasn’t something Raven cherished.
Raven has been brought up as a shifter in the city, along with his siblings, hiding what he is from humans. His father became abusive as soon as Raven’s mother died, and after a traumatic childhood, plus being caught wearing his sister’s clothes, Raven knows it’s time to run away.
He takes off in search of a wolf haven, knowing they’ll take him in but worrying over how his siblings will fare now he’s not there. He meets Boss, the owner of the compound, and realizes that not everyone shuns a cross-dresser. What follows is a new journey of discovery—not only can Raven wear what he wants, but he can be exactly who he is, too.
The problem is, his past won’t let him go, and someone is on a mission to drag Raven back home to his father. And that someone doesn’t seem to want to take no for an answer…
Sweet by L.F. Blake
An incubus makes a terrible boyfriend. But then, so does a fairy.
David is the last of his family, the end result of a long proud line of fey. Left to the care of his thousand-year-old “grandmother,” David was raised to love the earth and value his fey heritage – and to despise the human blood destined to rob him of the near-immortality his ancestors enjoyed. Caught between two opposing natures, David has done his best to survive. He’s used his good fey looks to build a career for himself as a fashion model in the ultra-modern metropolis of New Berlin. But as he ages, that career begins to stumble. At twenty-six, David is terrified that his human blood is about to betray him, and he’s fighting that fear the only way he knows how.
With pills, booze, and denial. And with Connor Wroth, his lifelong best friend, who just happens to be a rock star and an incubus.
On one hand, Connor is flamboyantly famous, a demon who survives by consuming the lustful energy of others. On the other, he’s the one person David has always been able to depend on. And if their friendship happens to include great sex, well, that’s not hurting anyone.
The trouble is, Connor isn’t sure he wants to be friends anymore. He’s been head over heels for David since they were teens, and he’s tired of watching David throw himself away over a futile quest for perfection. Especially when Connor knows David is already perfect the way he is.
So Connor hatches the perfect plan to get himself invited into David’s home as a houseguest, to get closer than close and turn their friendship into something much more.
And to prove that while he might be sleeping with half the city, there’s only one man in it he really gives a damn about.
Overly Dramatic by Rebecca Cohen
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1JricMC
A Treading the Boards Novella
Andy Marshall moves to London looking for a fresh start after breaking up with his long-term boyfriend. To stave off boredom from his day job as an accountant and to meet new people, Andy joins a local amateur dramatics society called the Sarky Players based in Greenwich, South London. Despite his best efforts to avoid it, Andy is cast as one of the leads in a truly dreadful play called Whoops, Vicar, There Goes My Trousers, written by a local playwright.
The play might be bad, but the Sarky Players are a friendly bunch. Andy quickly makes new friends and finds himself attracted to Phil Cormack, a local artist helping with the props. But life doesn’t run to a script, so Andy and Phil will have to work hard to improvise their own happy ending.
Bulls & Blood by T.A. Chase
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1MDxKNP
Book one in The Blood & Thorn Ranch series
Breaking the rules has never been Wesley’s way…until he meets Mino.
Rule Number Two that the Thorn brothers live by is that employees of the ranch are off-limits. Wesley has always followed that rule, never stepping out of his comfort zone to do more than talk to one of the cowhands that help run his family’s ranch. Being a vampire makes it easier, since he doesn’t go out during the day.
Mino’s been interested in the youngest Thorn brother since he began working at The Blood & Thorn Ranch. It’s those stupid rules that hold him back from making the first move. Well, those and the fact that Wesley could kill him in a blink of his eye. Being human in a world of supernatural creatures makes living difficult, since he’s considered prey.
These two males, from different species and societies, must find a way to meet in the middle of their worlds if they have a chance at love.
The Clan Leader by Jack Byrne
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1NlErEk
Vampires are hot-blooded creatures, and when Captain John Smith of the Astral Queen cruise liner succumbs to frustration and temptation and beds his Executive Officer Shouhei’s powerful father, he expects tempers to flare.
He is not disappointed.
Shouhei’s father is Clan Leader of the vampires, and this time Captain Smith may have bitten off more than he can chew. As he is inexorably drawn into the inner circle of the dangerous vampire Clan, he realizes how much he may have to sacrifice. But some people are drawn to fire, and the inner sanctum of the Clan is certainly blazing with heat. And then there is Shouhei; can the young vampire’s loyalty save the impetuous Smith, or will he sacrifice love for eternal damnation and lust?
Buchanan House by Charlie Descoteaux
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1MDIoE9
Eric Allen, thirty-three-year-old line cook, moved in with his grandmother, Jewell, after a disastrous coming-out when he was in middle school. She raised him, and he cared for her when she fell ill. When Jewell died, she left everything to Eric—angering his parents and older brother. The inheritance isn’t much, but Eric and his bestie, Nathan, pool their money and buy an abandoned hotel on an isolated stretch of the Central Oregon Coast. The hotel isn't far from Lincoln City—a town with its own Pride Festival and named for a president—so they christen it Buchanan House after James Buchanan, the “confirmed bachelor” president with the close male friend.
Eric and Nathan need a handyman to help them turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams. Eric finds Tim Tate in the local listings, and over the months leading to opening weekend, Tim reveals himself as a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents. Eric falls hard for Tim, but before he can see a future with the gorgeous handyman, he has to get over twenty years of being bullied and shamed by his birth family. It would be much easier if Eric’s brother Zach wasn't trying to grab part of the inheritance or ruin opening weekend.
Bondage (Sealed with a Kink #8) by Sean Michael
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1UTuy1V
Gage and Davey are a Master and sub pair who love each other very much and are committed to each other and their lifestyle.
As a pediatric nurse, Davey sees a lot of pain and suffering and some days are harder than others. Gage can help Davey through those days, but he’s aware that one of his best tools isn’t at his disposal.
Gage knows the power of bondage, but a bad experience in his youth has left Davey terrified of the ropes and being left alone, bound and vulnerable.
Can Gage help Davey work through his fears and teach his boy to love the ropes?
Cravings Creek by Mel Bossa
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1U7Z9IJ
For the man he loves, he will fight—body, mind, and soul.
Fourteen years ago, on a sun-drenched summer day on the banks of Craving’s Creek, Ryde swore to his best friend, Alistair, he’d never be alone in the world. Though Alistair was destined for the priesthood, there was something beyond holy about the first kiss they shared.
But a fun camping trip went horribly wrong when Alistair was involved in a horrific incident.
Now, at age thirty-one, Ryde’s life is a mess of alcohol and the painful imprint of his last look into Alistair’s desperate eyes. Since the evil they encountered on that shore, his first love has been lost to him—until he learns a friend’s wedding is to be officiated by a priest named Father Alistair Genet.
Amid the rush of emotions, one thought crystallizes: Ryde’s love for Alistair not only has never died, it’s stronger than ever. Stronger than God. But it may be no match for the church…and the repressed memories that are slowly tearing Alistair’s mind apart.
Warning: Contains a drunken confessional, a self-destructive clergyman, and a fight to the spiritual death for love.
Boys in Brief by Clare London
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1TOyP4f
A collection of Clare London stories full of sweet, sexy romance, and boys seeking friendship, fun and inspiration.
SALT 'N VINEGAR
Brighton in the summer is a great place to be for Joe, a young, gay man looking for a good time with no strings, but something makes him want to take it slow with gorgeous chip shop regular Steven. The trouble is, Steven’s shy smile hides a dark secret, and his past is about to come back to bite them both.
THE BETTER PART
Chas' growing up is fraught with trouble but it's always been accompanied by his own irreverent humour and determination - and the continuing presence of his lifelong companion and friend, Adam. While Chas stumbles on through delights and disasters, life and love, Adam remains wise and supportive and... never changing.
As a decorated soldier, Max is doing all the right things, as is his lovely socialite girlfriend, Elisa. Max's one grand passion, though, is for fellow soldier, Ryan. Will he live his life the way he wants, or will he and Elisa be forced to do what people expect?
When Joey takes his boyfriend Gaz to their friend Chris' unruly "Tarts and Vicars" party, they cause an unholy stir. Why is Joey so proud of Gaz - why can't their straight friend Vincenzo take his eyes off Gaz's costume - why is Bren's cousin Ginger so obsessed with waxing - who sat on the archbishop's mitre - and just how much alcohol did Chris put in the punch?
A young man receiving the most intimate teaching from his mentor and crush... but in Gerald and Stephan's hands, is that scene really what it seems?
When to Hold Then by G.B. Gordon
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Jc19vU
Doran Callaghan doesn’t know when to fold ’em. His gambling has landed him in debt and in jail, and now it’s got him stuck in the sticks in a reintegration program. He wants to turn his life around, but old habits come knocking, and some creditors are harder to shake than others.
Xavier Wagner cares more about the National Park he works in than the people around it, until a stranger awakens desires he didn’t know he had. Doran’s natural submissiveness turns Xavier’s ideas of how to treat a lover upside down. But Doran doesn’t seem to know about boundaries—or even to have any—and Xavier’s not sure that Doran will say no if he needs to. Which means someone’s going to get hurt.
While Xavier struggles with his principles, Doran’s past comes calling. Trusting each other is suddenly a matter of life or death, but Doran has to decide whether counting on Xavier—or himself—is a gamble he’s willing to take.
NOTE: The Bluewater Bay stories are standalone titles that can be read in any order - enjoy!
Coming Back (The Belladona Arms) by John Inman
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Jc1DlL
A Belladonna Arms Novel
Barney Teegarden knows what it’s like to be alone. He knows what it’s like to have a romantic heart, yet no love in his life to unleash the romance on. With the help of a friend, he acquires a lease in a seedy apartment building perched high on a hill in downtown San Diego. The Belladonna Arms is not only filled with the quirkiest cast of characters imaginable, it is also famous for sprinkling love dust on even the loneliest of the lovelorn.
At the Arms, Barney finds friendship, acceptance, and an adopted family that lightens his lonely life. Hell, he even finds a cat. But still true love eludes him.
When his drag queen landlord, Arthur, takes it into his head to rescue a homeless former tenant, he enlists Barney’s help. It is Barney who shows this lost soul how to trust again—and in return Barney discovers love for the first time in his life.
It’s funny how even the hardest battles can be fought and won with laughter, hugs, friends, plus a little faith in the goodness of others. All it takes to begin the healing is the simple act of coming back.
Looking For Home (More Than Friends Book 9) by Aria Grace
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1UPK2nG
Standalone. Remaining books in the series can be read in any order. Book 1, More Than Friends is free and the AUDIOBOOK can be added for $1.99.
Evan was heartbroken when Nick left him two years ago to live a party life. He focused on his job as a truck driver and put his own needs on the back burner.
Georgie is a favorite at Paddles, providing personal entertainment to anyone looking for a sexy femme boi.
When they meet at a party, it doesn't seem like more than a superficial connection. Neither expect to find actual happiness from each other.
A sweet and heartbreaking story that you won't be able to put down until it's finished.
Amy Lane’s Greatest Hits Lite Contemporary
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1UNVT5H
Amy Lane is famous for her light and quirky contemporary romances. Don't miss these hits:Shiny!: Their unlikely friendship seems like the perfect platonic match until Will reveals how very much more he’s been feeling for Kenny almost since the beginning; Going Up!: With a disarming smile and a penchant for drama, Sean laughs his way into Zach's heart one elevator ride at a time; Clear Water: When the worst day of Patrick’s life ends with Whiskey saving it, Patrick and Whiskey find themselves sharing company and an impossibly small berth on the world’s tackiest houseboat; Gambling Men: Quent Jackson has followed Jason Spade's every move in business and in poker since their first day as college freshmen. Eight years later, when Jace finally decides Quent is the one man he can't live without, he sees no reason for that to change.
Don’t Kiss the Vicar by Charlie Cochrane
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1ILRu0B
Vicar Dan Miller is firmly in the closet in his new parish. Could the inhabitants of a sedate Hampshire village ever accept a gay priest? Trickier than that, how can he hide his attraction for one of his flock, Steve Dexter?
Encouraged by his ex-partner to seize the day, Dan determines to tell Steve how he feels, only to discover that Steve’s been getting poison pen letters and suspicion falls on his fellow parishioners. When compassion leads to passion, they have to conceal their budding relationship, but the arrival of more letters sends Dan scuttling back into the closet.
Can they run the letter writer to ground? More importantly, can they patch up their romance and will Steve ever get to kiss the vicar again?
One Marine, Hero by EM Lynley
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Nc80Ij
He's a hero to everyone but himself.
Marine helicopter pilot Captain Jake Woodley struggles after receiving the Medal of Honor for a mission where he didn’t bring every man back alive. Being called a hero and having his photo plastered across the news makes him hate himself more. He despises his cushy job flying with the Marine One squadron, carrying the president and other officials, when he’d rather risk something, even death. He gets his wish when he’s ordered to fly a series of classified trips.
Matt “Beau” Beaumont has been relegated to covering the fashion beat after getting downsized from a hard-news position. But an unexpected invitation to a White House dinner might be the boost his career needs. Offering a hot Marine an after-dinner blowjob wasn’t on Beau’s agenda, but when Jake takes him up on the proposition, some phenomenal casual sex soon blossoms into a relationship both of them crave.
When Beau’s extracurricular research uncovers defense department funding anomalies, he soon discovers the trouble goes higher than he imagined. Just as events start to make sense, the investigation puts Beau and Jake in deadly danger. It takes a daring play by Jake—risking everything he loves—to uncover the truth.
Between the Notes by Scarlett Hawthorne
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1E4OlHv
When an underage groupie stows away on his tour bus to be near her idol, rock superstar Damon Frost suddenly finds himself facing serious charges and a federal prosecutor out for blood. He could easily prove his innocence but only by revealing the secret he has hidden in the closet for years, destroying his image as a sex symbol.
Damon thinks a deal offered by US attorney Michael Rellman will save his reputation as a ladies man, but what will protect him from his growing feelings for the handsome prosecutor and the risk to his career?
Beneath the Current by Taylor Ryan
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1NHiY5G
Casey is different, and not just the usual different. Stolen at age 5 from the lab that created him, he's been content to live with his 'uncle' in solitude for years, safe & protected, with the vast ocean surrounding him.
So when a stranger shows up on their island at the cottage next door, it shatters their carefully constructed peace. Can Casey manage to keep his secret or will this stranger destroy everything he's managed to keep under the currents?
Crossing Oceans by E. Davies
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1MzIvPy
Length: 237 pages
When Alex Macintyre was eight and new to British schools, he met Darren Adams and they hit it off. They stayed best friends after Alex's family moved back to America, and even shared a room in college when Darren came to study in the US for his final year. On the last night, Alex confessed his feelingsand Darren fled. Their relationship has never been the same, their calls dwindling to occasional catch-ups.
Two years later, Darren calls out of the blue to tell Alex that he's getting married to a woman Alex has never heard of, Alice, and ask him: will he be Darren's best man? Of course, Alex agrees, but he's worried he's still attracted to Darren. He can't stop bringing home men with green eyes and muscles – men who look like Darren. And what isn't Darren telling him?
Spurred to leave the UK after being punished for a good deed, Darren Adams wants a fresh start in America. Alice offers to marry him, and he says yes – just one Florida destination wedding stands between them and protection for her and a new life for him. But Alex's arrival in England for Darren's send-off stag party throws Darren into turmoil. He and Alex are irresistibly drawn to each other, but what if he's in too far to back out?
In the late June Miami heat, Darren walks down the aisle twice – but he can only marry one person. His heart has told him who it should be. Will Alex take his hand, or will he have to fake a whole new life with Alice?
Crossing Oceans is a steamy, stand-alone gay romance novel with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger.