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Where Wishes Go by S.A. McAuley
Can you have a second chance at a first love?
Nick Paine is just starting to return to normal after he told his wife he’s gay and asked for a divorce. Despite a daughter he loves dearly and a job he believes in, part of him is stuck in the past. He’s never forgotten the first love he let fade away fifteen years ago.
Adam "Izz" Azzi has settled into a happy rhythm. His daughter is healthy, he's found a mosque that accepts him, and his work as a modern artist is gaining international attention. While his past is fraught with mistakes and what-ifs, his life now is good, and he doesn't want to upset any of the balance he's worked so hard to achieve.
When Nick and Izz are reunited by luck and fate, their attraction is just as undeniable, but what was left unsaid haunts them. They have hope for a future together, but wishing may not be enough.
Fall of Rome by G.A. Hauser
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Wu5saH
Noel Rome thought he had a cushy number, working at a casino as a security guard. The pay was great, the perks exceptional, and at thirty-five he was content. His boss, a multimillionaire big shot had done well. Noel had no complaints, until he was assigned to train a new recruit, Wyatt Vance.
At twenty-four, Wyatt had been dragged from his family home to become collateral for his alcoholic, gambling addicted father. Wyatt’s dad had managed to owe the casino over a hundred grand. Blue-eyed blond Wyatt was being held against his will and knew if he didn’t obey the boss-man, he was going to risk himself or his family being harmed. In his new role as the casino boss’ property and ‘toy’, Wyatt thought all was lost. Then he was assigned to a tall, dark, handsome older man, Noel Rome.
Noel assumed he was going to train Wyatt for a security detail. But as Noel and the young man become acquainted, Noel soon learns the boss may be not only corrupt, but a sadistic murderer.
Spun into a web of deceit and violence, Noel’s past training with the military’s Special Forces stops him from falling prey to the henchmen in the casino boss’ mercenary army.
Keeping this young man safe and his job intact become opposing obstacles. And Noel Rome has a risky choice to make.
Wyatt’s idol worship for his powerful former GI brings an added complication to the dynamics.
The fall of Rome.
Noel has no idea if he was being setup by Wyatt who will be his doom, or if he was given the job as Wyatt’s guardian angel.
Rome may fall, but it also may rise from the ashes.
Included in this novel is a bonus short story, ‘More Than Enough’, by RR Monroe (previously released as a short story ebook)
Unexpected Engagement by Silvia Violet
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1FUx52Z
Simon McLeod was a promising young naval captain before his ship was attacked and CIA agents forced him to fake his death and join their ranks. Since that horrible night, Simon has focused on finding the men responsible for ending his career. He’s close now, but he needs help from the man he loves. The problem is Edgar is straight, has no idea how Simon feels, and threatened to strangle him the last time they were together.
After years of using his medical expertise to patch Simon up after ill-advised missions, Edgar told Simon not to come running to him anymore. Watching Simon self-destruct was too painful. But when Simon shows up on Edgar’s doorstep covered in blood, Edgar can’t turn him away. He also can’t fight the feelings he has for Simon, feelings that go way beyond friendship.
Neither man thought he’d ever truly be happy again, but if they can survive a final dangerous mission, they might be able to prove themselves wrong.
Aaron’s Saving Grace (Ranch Men #1) by Tasmin Baker
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1hf463v
Aaron Whitman’s basic ranching life changed two hundred years ago when his father made him and his brothers vampires, and his mother cursed them all for his father's sin. They cannot leave the family ranch and they must drink from the longhorns that are their livelihood.
But a lot has changed since his mother’s original spell was cast. The blood of their cattle is barely sustaining them and the mining companies are closing in on their ranch.
Joshua Miers is a lawyer, hired by Ash Mining to acquire the Whitman’s farm. He soon realizes something is very strange about Aaron and becomes rapt up in a world of paranormal survival and the love of a man who defies all common sense.
Will Josh help to save the Whitman brothers when a fire threatens all of their lives? Or will he choose the life he has always known and the job he has worked his whole life for?
Playing the Part (Playing For Keeps Series Book 1) by J.R. Barten
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1iPWtlp
As the star of his college soccer team, Wesley Spencer is used to winning, but when he loses a bet to one of his teammates, his life is suddenly turned upside down. Forced to try out for the musical, “Guys and Dolls,” Wesley finds himself on unfamiliar territory and falling fast.
Max Tomlinson practically lives in the theater. Estranged from his family since high school, he seeks refuge in the comfort of the music hall’s practice rooms and auditorium. Safe and comfortable in his own little world, Max never sees a guy like Wesley coming.
Thrown together by a bad wager and fate, Max and Wesley’s worlds collide in a story of opposites attract and the winner takes all. With the musical production and their budding romance on the line, Wesley must convince Max that he’s not just playing the part, but that he’s playing for real—in theater and in love.
Lost and Found by J.J. Collins
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1ObDv6d
Injured and driven out of his forest pack, wolf-shifter Declan escapes to the prairies. Here he encounters hawk-shifter Killian. The hawk is snarky and annoying, but he's Declan's only hope for survival.
Alpha Declan needs a pack. Solitary Killian doesn't need anyone. The two form a partnership, based on hunting and their unacknowledged mutual loneliness. The relationship quickly deepens into something stronger, maybe something lasting.
Then Declan gets the chance to regain control of the wolves. Will he return to the pack he lost, and give up the love he's just found?
Whiskers of a Chance by Tempeste O’Riley
Jason Grant runs his own IT business from home, owns his own home, and has the best friend he could imagine. What he doesn’t have, or believe he will ever have, is love. When Jason catches a glimpse of his new neighbor on moving day, his libido ignites and his fascination in piqued. He even manages to concoct an excuse to go over and meet the man who makes him hope and want for more than he has in years.
Keith Skyler is a shifter in a world where his kind is known only to a few, but they don’t often mix and they never mate. Keith has been hoping for a mate since before he can remember, but gay lynx don’t have true mates. As far as he knows, they don’t have mates at all. However, while moving his little family across Seattle—and away from their tribe—his reality tips and spins more than he thought possible.
When these two men meet over a dish of five-cheese broccoli-noodle casserole, sparks fly. Who knew a welcome-to-the-neighborhood gift could give both of them their chance at love?
Keys (City of Keys Book 1) by Amber Kell
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1KLKSgB
City of Keys: Book One
My name is Octavius Septimus Stalk, but my friends call me Oss. I live in the City of Keys, a town of gears, keys, locks, and wonder. Our forefathers banished magic long ago, bolted the doors and locked everything up tight to keep people out and the town’s secrets in. Four Lock Lords control what information is left, and everyone else is left struggling to survive.
Despite what Thorne, my naïve lover, thinks, I was an orphan, but not a victim. When I walked the streets at the age of twelve, I learned fast where to steal the best food, how to use my daggers, and where to hide my would-be attackers’ bodies. No one suspected me of such violence. No one knew then or now that I have magic inside me.
Now, power-hungry men intend to release the magic for their own benefit—at the expense of the rest of the city. We will stop them, even if Thorne must battle his own kin, even if I must reveal my hidden talents and the role I seem destined to play.
Lone Wolfe (Trident Pack #1) by CK Raine
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1KS2S6W
Josh knows he's gay, but doesn’t know he is a wolf shifter. He’s an aimless drifter when he wanders into a cheap dive outside Las Vegas. Josh offends one of the drug bosses and his life is in danger as he is hunted by an assassin hired to find him. He is seduced by shifter Casey into the seamy side of the local gangster drug world. Rane the enforcer is an Alpha Wolf like no other. Hired to capture or kill Josh he sets about his task with absolute efficiency. All is not as it seems and a drug dealer war breaks the calm of the Nevada Desert. Will Josh and Rane beat the odds and the bullets and find true love?
Warning: This book is a romance about paranormal male wolf shifters. It includes fated mates, graphic gay sex: male-male sexual acts, anal intercourse, oral sex, some foul language and violence. The plot may cause your heart to pound with excitement and your hands to tremble.
Dungeon Master (Men in the Shadows Book 3) by Rain Carrington
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1O8kdhZ
When we last met Devin, he was leaving rehab in hopes of becoming the High Master of the Dungeon that had seen his greatest pain and torture.
In Dungeon Master, we find him in that position, High Master and find that he made a lot of changes, taking a place full of fear and loathing into something the men enslaved there, no longer against their will, can be proud of.
No longer taking men against their wills, however, has the dungeon in financial trouble. Dante Carrillo, Devin’s former lover and one of the owners of the dungeon, comes to tell him he has a way to lift them out of debt. If taking men from lives in prison to work in the dungeon could work, it would assure success. That was, if they could be trained.
Sergio Valdez is destined to a life inside of walls. He’s beautiful and deadly, and will not submit easily. Especially not when Devin becomes instantly attracted to him, not only for his beauty, but for his iron will. He tries to resist, tries to turn away, but Sergio’s pull won’t allow it, turning the High Master back into a slave…to love.
When the investors come and tell Devin that Sergio is to be sold, Devin dives into an abyss of depression, except for stolen moments with Sergio. Falling farther in love than he thought was possible, he is lost to find a way to stop from losing another man he loved.
Nick Scarpacci is in the mafia, but falls for the son of a federal judge. Peyton Lawrence is young, handsome and forward, taking over Nick’s life and his heart quickly, but Peyton’s ex-boyfriend won’t let go, and kidnaps Peyton, and no one knows…
Can Devin save Sergio from being sold and lost forever? Can Nick find Peyton before a drug-addicted crazy man can starve him to death? Find out in Dungeon Master
The Oracle’s Sprite by Mell Eight
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1iLQAph
At just eighteen years of age, Keir became the leader of the army fighting against the usurper king while Princes Edan and Egan led the navy. At his side, willing to help from time to time, was Sprite.
A friendly ghost, Sprite likes to keep Keir company and occasionally play tricks on Keir's sister. When the Oracle demands Keir's presence, he expects Sprite to travel with him.
He doesn't expect the gale that knocks him overboard and into an adventure that might just kill him.
Roping Him In by Jena Wade
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1FFaRaI
Lucas and Jason have been roping partners for five years and this year, together, they are going to win it all. Nothing is going to stop them.
One night of passion puts a road block in Jason’s plans to win the title. A title he desperately needed. Lucas never dreamed Jason would still want to ride with him after their night together. They could compete together, but rules needed to be set to protect his heart.
Then again, rules were meant to be broken.
Rough Draft by Leo d’Entremont
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1L4z7TZ
Elliot “Ray” Douglas is an army veteran with PTSD and a closet full of secrets. Discharged and alone after an explosion on the battlefield and the implosion of his sham marriage, Ray is salvaging what’s left of his life. Attending a community college should help him adjust to civilian life and give him a sense of direction again—if Ray survives one hot teacher hell-bent on getting to know him.
Young adjunct English professor Brian Randall enjoys challenging his students and tends to get under their skins. Brian decides to push Ray not only in Composition I, but also in facing himself and dealing with his issues. While coping with the death of a squadmate and the destruction of the only life he's known, Ray will face his greatest fear—admitting he’s gay.
This semester is Ray’s chance at making a new life for himself, and if all goes well, Brian will make sure he’s a part of it.
Aim High by T.A. Chase, Stephani Hecht, Morticia Knight, Jenna Byrnes, Sarah Masters & Megan Slayer
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1hbpzKG
‘Possibilities’ by T.A. Chase
When Dixon and Carson meet during a hurricane, neither imagined that moment would be the beginning of a new relationship.
‘Lonely Hearts and Yellow Ribbons’ by Stephani Hecht
Being apart from the one you love is the hardest thing to do, until you get them back to find they’ve changed…
‘Venetian Skies’ by Morticia Knight
No one wants to lose a love that’s meant to be. Air Force test pilot, Chris Pierce, returns to Italy to discover that second chances are the sweetest.
‘Search and Rescue’ by Jenna Byrnes
Two parajumpers freefall into a stealthy relationship before considering how quickly it might come crashing to an end.
‘Live for the Day’ by Sarah Masters
Loving your best friend is easy. Telling him you do…well, that’s the hard part.
‘Lifetime Hitch’ by Megan Slayer
Sometimes the best laid plans are meant to be thrown way off course.
Signs of Life by Melanie Hansen
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1O1nIXo
A Resilient Love Story
Successful lawyer Jeremy Speer has it all—a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a cherished dream that’s about to become reality. He’s learned not to take happiness for granted, meeting the challenges of life and love head-on with unwavering commitment and fierce devotion. A series of tragic events leave Jeremy shattered, adrift on a sea of unimaginable pain. He’s able to piece his life back together, but instead of embracing it, he merely exists, using isolation and punishing physical exertion to keep the world at bay.
High school teacher Kai Daniels has a heart for at-risk kids—he was one himself, and a teenage brush with the law and some troubled years behind bars left him scarred inside and out. With courage, hard work, and the support of friends, he’s built a fulfilling life that leaves no time for a relationship.
An intense encounter with Kai at a gay club ignites a spark in Jeremy that he thought was extinguished forever, but he’s unwilling to destroy the fragile peace he’s managed to create, and he leaves Kai humiliated and disappointed. Things should have ended there, but a bizarre occurrence brings the two together in a way neither of them expected.
Where the Grass is Greener (Seeds of Tyrone Book 2) by Debbie McGowan & Raine O’Tierney
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1VjlTtb
Mistakes were made, that’s for sure. But was it the night of passion? Or walking away afterward?
That’s the question Seamus Williams must face when he gets a late night phone call from someone he never expects to hear from again.
“I miss you, Shay.”
Chancey Bo Clearwater is a cowboy through and through. He spends his days finding work on whatever ranch will take him and his nights at the pool hall. He’s always done what needed doing and never thought much about what he wanted. ’Til that drunken night with Seamus.
A world of problems now stand between Seamus and Chancey exploring what might have been, the least of which being the Atlantic Ocean. On one side there’s Chancey’s daughter who mood swings from angel to demon in two seconds flat; on the other there’s the new lodger, hogging Shay’s telly and his cornflakes, and making private Skype time hard to come by.
Is this relationship doomed before it ever begins? Or can a surprise announcement from Seamus’s brother be enough to help the two find their second chance?
Where the Grass is Greener is book two of the Seeds of Tyrone Series, but can be read independently of the first novel.
The Kachina Job by A.J. Marcus
The lion, the jaguar, and the owl against the werewolf. Who will prevail?
Phillip Twohands is a thief and a weremountain lion. When he takes a job stealing an ugly kachina, he never realizes it will change his life forever. Daniel Hernandez is a werejaguar who is hired to steal the same kachina by the same werewolf who hired Phillip. When their paths cross, it becomes clear the tension between them is not all about rivalry.
The local sheriff, Shannon O’Flaherty, catches them in the act and has no choice but to take the two into his personal custody, which quickly ends up with the three of them in bed together.
When they learn the kachina has an ancient wolf spirit trapped inside, they rally to prevent it from transferring its power to the werewolf who hired them, but it will take all the strength in their new bond to succeed.
Heat by R.W. Cunger
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1WtYnXG
Welcome to Hurricane Bay, Florida, where the act of arson isn’t uncommon. When a popular gay bar, the Flaming Flamingo, burns to the ground with bartender Rudy inside, fear rocks the Gulf-side community. Bar owner Peter Rotunda wants to learn who destroyed his business and committed murder. Soon after the incident, Rotunda hires adorable and sexy private investigator Axle Dupree to take the case.
Axle is a fresh private eye with exemplary charm. Not only can he woo the pants off his boyfriend Casey, but also just about every other guy in town. Soon a list of alleged suspects builds: wealthy Laura Monigal, who has a history of arson; mysterious faux-cowboy Clifton Monigal; a Daisy Dukes-wearing circus performer; and a “fluff” romance writer.
As June unfolds, conversations are sharp, road trips into the Everglades become overwhelming, and spying is necessary. But after applying heat to the suspects, Axle learns who the murderer is ... and so much more about his community.
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Lhr8EY
Fear Series: Book 1
Is there something in life that you're afraid of, like heart pounding, shortness of breath, Jesus Christ I'm going to pass out, scared? For Leo Harris that something is heights.
Why his nosy sister would gift him with a pass for the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb is anybody's guess, let alone expect Leo to make it through in one piece. If it wasn't for the kindness of a sexy stranger he meets at orientation, Leo doubts he would have been able to step one foot onto the mammoth structure.
Ryan Anderson's known as a workaholic, as he has no reason not to be, that all changes in one day when he meets Leo. Ryan quickly falls head over heels as he sets out to make Leo his.
Novel: 54,800 words
Steps to You
Lucky’s Seven by Keely Jakes
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Lhrnjw
While recovering, Marine special unit Team Paladin wins a $565-million dollar lottery. The first thing they do is hire a personal assistant to deal with the insanity that much money will bring.
Desperate for a job, Lucky Duvall responds to an advertisement for a personal assistant. He is hoping that seven is his lucky number as this will be his seventh job interview for the week. The god of a man who interviews him makes him long for more than just a job with the team.
Lion shifter Shane Thomas has more on his hands than he can handle. He has a team of battle scarred interspecies shifters who have decided to move away from the civilized world. Then he meets Lucky, his mate. Will he be able to convince Lucky to take a chance on him and the team and their crazy dream of moving to Montana?
Rough Road by Vanessa North
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1LKCZdp
Eddie Russell is many things: A wealthy pillar of the community. An outrageous flirt. A doting best friend. A masochist with a kink for brawling with his bedmates. But he is definitely not a man who invites intimacy. His friends are close but few, his lovers rarer still.
When Eddie runs his Mercedes off the road on a hot July afternoon, Wish Carver comes to his aid—and leaves his number in Eddie’s phone. Wish, a road crew worker half Eddie’s age and sexy as sin, seems fascinated by Eddie’s different sides. Mutual attraction and compatible kinks ignite the sheets, but it’s their connection outside the bedroom that Eddie begins to crave.
When the two come down on opposite sides of a local issue, Eddie finds his growing feelings for Wish at odds with his business interests and his devotion to his best friend, local wakeboarding legend Ben Warren. Torn between old loyalties and his new love, Eddie is reluctant to make a choice. But he knows he can’t make Wish wait too long to make up his mind.
Word count: 48,000; page count: 164
Dragon Scales by Sasha L. Miller
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1P2bDRh
Amantea is in need of a dragon. If he doesn't capture the dragon, the wizard threatening his family and home will make good on those threats, and as usual Amantea's family is too busy bickering about what should be done to actually do anything.
So he'll just have to capture the dragon himself, which should be a simple enough matter—until the dragon breaks out of his trap like its nothing and promptly kidnaps Amantea so he'll stay out of the way. Amantea isn't certain which is worse: the evil wizard out to destroy his home or the insufferable dragon who can't keep his clothes on. The only thing he does know is that they're all going to be sorry the moment he escapes.
Vanished 2 by Carter Quinn
It's only been three weeks since Henry woke up to discover his husband, Tom, had vanished. He's still struggling to come to terms with his new reality when he receives a haunting phone call: “Henry. Help me.” It’s Tom's voice, but Henry is afraid to believe. His world has already come crashing down around him twice in the last six months. Is Tom really alive, or is Henry losing his grip on reality again?
Jesse’s Diner by Cardeno C.
Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.
Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, twenty-two-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is sexy Steve Faus. But Steve is his friend’s father and mentor’s widower and therefore off-limits.
Despite some challenges, thirty-nine-year-old Steve Faus has had a good life. He’s extremely successful at work, has a great relationship with his college-age son, and lives in a wonderful town. Eighteen months after losing his partner, the one thing Steve lacks is someone to share his life. If Steve is honest with himself, that someone is the young man he has known and cared about for years. Steve and Tanner want one another, all they need is a little push in the right direction to make both their dreams come true.
Word count: Approx. 30,000
The Shepherd & The Solicitor by Summer Devon & Bonnie Dee
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1PHPndc
When a storm is brewing, taking shelter could be the most dangerous move of all.
One careless, public sign of affection cost Daniel Pierce’s lover his life at the hands of a hate-filled mob. Grief-stricken, Daniel retreated from society to a sheep farm in the wilds of the north. Years later, Gregory Tobin erupts into his solitary life.
Sent to confirm the existence—or the death—of the Pierce family’s lost heir, Tobin isn’t sure he’s found the right man. The gruff, shaggy hermit calling himself Jacob Bennet bears little resemblance to photographs of the younger Pierce. Tobin needs more time to study his quarry.
With lambing season in full swing, Daniel grudgingly admits he could use an extra hand. Through a long, exhausting night, they parry back and forth as Tobin probes closer and closer to the truth. And something beyond casual attraction simmers between them.
They come together in a crash of desire, but ultimately Daniel must overcome the terrors of the past to reconcile the man he was with the man he’s becoming—a man capable of loving again.
Warning: Many sexy encounters on a sheep farm—NO, not like THAT!—between two adult males with temperaments as different as night and day.