Check out our pick of the incredible list of New Releases from this week and see what’s got us excited… ‘Cause now it’s your turn to get one clicking and wish list adding… and don’t forget our usual giveaway which gives FIVE readers the chance to win!
First and First by Santino Hassell
A Five Boroughs Story
Caleb Stone was raised on the Upper East Side, where wealth and lineage reign and "alternative lifestyles" are hidden. It took him years to come out to his family, but he's still stuck in the stranglehold of their expectations. Caleb knows he has to build his confidence and shake things up, but he doesn't know how... until Oliver Buckley enters the picture.
Oli is everything Caleb isn't--risk-taking, provocative, and fiercely independent. Disowned by his family, Oli has made his own way in the world and is beholden to no one. After a chance encounter on New Year's Eve, Caleb is smitten.
As Caleb sheds the insecurities that have held him back for years, he makes bold steps toward changing his career and escaping years of sexual repression. But for Caleb to take full control of his life, he has to be brave enough to confront his feelings and trust Oli with his heart.
This story can be read as a standalone and ends with a HEA
The Heart As He Hears It by A.M. Arthur
Love can slip through the smallest crack in the door.
Perspectives, Book 3
While most of his friends have moved on to “real” careers, Jon Buchanan is content skating through life as a part-time waiter and gay porn star. Firmly single thanks to a previous relationship disaster, he focuses his spare time on Henry, a dear friend dying of cancer.
And with Henry’s happiness paramount, Jon is on a mission to help Henry meet his recently discovered grandson.
Isaac Gregory hasn’t set foot outside for the past year. He has everything he needs delivered, and his remaining family knows better than to visit. When a complete stranger shows up claiming to be his grandfather—with a distractingly handsome younger man in tow—his carefully structured routines are shaken.
Despite his instant attraction, Jon senses Isaac is too fragile for a relationship. Yet tentative friendship grows into genuine companionship. And when Henry’s health begins to fail, they realize Fate brought them together for a reason.
Warning: Product contains a neurotic porn star with body image issues, a virgin hero with severe agoraphobia, and a fluffy ball of gray cuteness you’ll want to take home and cuddle. Also contains references to past abuse some readers might find disturbing.
The Rebellious Pet by Samantha Cayto
Book 2 in the Alien Slave Masters series
When a distant planet’s ownership is in dispute, conquering aliens turn defiant human males into pampered sex slaves.
Forced to be the sex slave of an alien warrior, perpetual bad boy, Joel, finds himself tossed into the bed of a space station commander who tests even Joel’s cultivated bravado. While he’d learned to survive an abusive father, the Travian master proves to be a greater challenge. Joel soon finds himself caught between the desperate need to fight his captivity and the unnerving tug of attraction he feels for his new master.
Born to one of the lower castes of his people, Arath has worked his way up to a coveted command. His drive for success has left him isolated from his crew. He has no time or interest in caring for the pesky human pet thrust upon him by his superior. His duty allows him no other choice, so he reluctantly takes what has been given to him. He is surprised by how easily he is seduced by his pet’s allure.
Joel and Arath dance around each other and their growing attraction, until politics intrude and test their tentative feelings. The stakes are suddenly raised, and the choices they make may change the course of history for both of their species.
Cookies by Teodora Kostova
I went to war, running away from myself. I came back in pieces to find out who I really was...
It took me nearly ten years, two tours in Afghanistan and losing a leg to come to terms with who I really am.
Two years after coming back from war, I can say that I’m finally content. I’m as fit as ever, my prosthetic leg allowing me the freedom to move and exercise as if nothing has changed. I own a small bakery in the centre of Cambridge, and I have a loyal circle of friends that I can always count on.
Yet, there’s something missing. A part of me craves the intimacy, the deep connection to another human being. But another – bigger – part of me is terrified of letting anyone in.
My internal conflict didn't stand a chance when I met Jay. He stormed through my defence walls like a hurricane, wrapping around me with gentle force until I had no choice but to surrender.
Surrendering has never felt so good.
Will Jay want to stay when he sees the real me? When he sees the nightmares and insecurities clawing at my soul? When he realises the burden I come with may be heavier than we both can carry?
My name is Amir Gopal and this is my story.
Believing Blue by Nicole Colville
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1QqkJna
Is there a fated path we follow, or is it simply a series of coincidental events?
Police officer Kellan Howard is rumoured to have spent too much time in sub-zero temperatures, leaving him with a block of ice for a heart and women lining up to help thaw it. Mountain climbing is his only love, leaving no time for a relationship, and although meaningless sex satisfies his physical need, it’s empty. When he attends a fatal traffic accident, he didn’t expect his entire life to change. Along with a final message, Kellan is offered something else from the dying man: the chance to fall in love. Kellan’s never considered being with a man, but when he meets Valentino, he’s instantly drawn to him.
Suffering from crippling agoraphobia, talented Italian artist Valentino has a solitary existence, only experiencing life outside the house through his partner Stuart. When their relationship comes to an abrupt end, Kellan helps ease his suffering. A deep bond binds the two men together, and the sexual tension can’t be denied, but Valentino questions if the distance between their very different lives is too much, and if they can bridge the gap by themselves.
Ballet dancer Blue has a vibrant personality which demands attention, but his humour and courageous attitude are a shield. Blue’s good at making others believe in themselves, but what he needs is someone to believe in him. He could be the bridge both men are looking for, but Blue’s never allowed anyone to get too close, and when Kellan and Valentino enter his life, he desperately tries to protect his heart and his secrets.
When all three meet, the chemistry is undeniable, but each have fears about moving forwards. Together, they learn love comes in many forms. It can’t be restrained or labelled, and it doesn’t always appear in the way you first imagined.
**Blue is a standalone book, and although characters from previous books do make an appearance, it won't spoil their stories if you choose to read them afterwards.**
Heart in Chains by Elodie Parkes
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1rpT1mn
When Connor Douglas takes a tropical island holiday, he hopes to leave heartbreak behind. Little does he know the extent of the danger and sexual temptation that awaits him.
Long after Jay Levesque has closed down his operations on the very same tropical island, the memory of Connor haunts him.
Warm nights and scorching looks have someone’s heart in chains.
An Erotic, MM romantic suspense
Sweet William by Dianne Hartsock
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2455mtZ
William Wilkerson leads the life of the privileged rich. Head of his father’s shipping business, he indulges to his heart’s content in the pleasures of the flesh with Boston’s finest young men.
That is, until he reunites with Fredrick: his former tutor and the one man who captured his heart.
But William’s father has declared Fredrick off limits. And Fredrick, himself, believes he's beneath the attention of the Wilkerson heir.
After having lost his current pupil to graduation, and with no prospects of a replacement, Frederick is homeless, hungry, and easy pickings for the men on the docks.
When Frederick is shanghaied into service on William’s own merchant ship, will William discover his plight in time to rescue him?
Knobs by Scotty Cade
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1qCCL0q
Angus Conrad (Gus) McRae is a privileged Charlestonian following family tradition and attending the Citadel, harboring big dreams of a military career. With the infamous Hell Week behind him, he quickly realizes being a Knob (a freshman cadet) is just as tough—especially for a man like Gus who must keep his sexuality a secret. Then a sudden dorm reassignment lands him with a roommate in the form of one of the football team’s top players—working-class jock Stewart Adam (Sam) Morley—and life gets increasingly complicated.
Gus can’t imagine a man like Sam as gay, yet there’s something between them—exchanged glances, the occasional innuendo. Sexual tensions rise, leaving them more than friends but less than lovers. Gus and Sam know there’s too much to lose and they must keep their attraction hidden. If they fail, they risk destroying their hopes and dreams for a prosperous future in a military world that’s not yet ready to accommodate masculine gay men.
Feather Fall by Evelyn Elliott
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1r2qClU
Spell Slave: Book Two
Hero and criminal. Brute force and subtle charm. Jonathan White and Crow Belcane are polar opposites, but if they want to rescue the man they both love, they’ll have to work together.
After visiting his former lover, Crow knows only one thing: he loves Regis and he will do anything to reclaim him. But before his very eyes, Regis is abducted. Kidnapped by high-end slavers. Only Regis’s infuriating partner, Jonathan—a dangerous vigilante—is willing to help.
To infiltrate the slave ring, Jonathan and Crow disguise themselves as master and pet. As a slave, Crow is pushed to his limit. He’s chained, branded, whipped, and forced to obey Jonathan’s every order. But the longer he spends at Jonathan’s feet, the more natural his disguise begins to feel—and the more he likes it. As much as he hates Jonathan, they make a good team.
Both of them are devoted to Regis. Despite the overwhelming attraction between them, Jonathan is unwilling to betray his partner, and Crow is unwilling to come between them. But once the three of them are together again, all bets are off. With the world against them, they have only each other to cling to.
Pride Weekend by Charlie Descoteaux
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1VJ8DNR
Buchanan House: Book Two
Overworked cubicle jockey Adam Byron wants to attend Oregon Coast Pride in style but the price of a room at Buchanan House, a popular gay retreat on the central coast, is beyond his budget. So he won’t miss out, he advertises online for someone to share expenses. Corporate drone Silas Grant responds to Adam’s ad, and the two get to know each other via texts before meeting at the coast. They agree on a no-pressure roommate arrangement, yet once they meet face-to-face, their attraction is undeniable. Desire might simmer well beyond Pride weekend, no matter how hard Adam and Silas try to live up to their noncommitment pact.
A New Alpha in Town by A.J. Marcus
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1r2reI7
The past year has been hard for werewolf Tanner Groff. After his pack was killed by shifter hunters, he’s staying on the move, looking to warn other shifters there’s a band of militaristic hunters looking to kill every shifter they can find. When he catches the scent of a bear shifter named Van, Tanner changes his course and follows in hopes of having a quiet discussion with Van. But before that can happen, the hunters strike sending them on a desperate rescue mission they aren’t sure will succeed. Being in close quarters with passions running high, Tanner and Van find a mutual attraction and hope they can survive long enough to explore it and the new path their lives are taking.
Moonstone by K-Lee Klien
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1TnPSw9
“Ky’s a fighter. Blue’s an artist. But together they are truly magical.”
Ky’s fought his way to the boxing championship for the third time, but now the fight of his life isn’t against an opponent in the ring. He’s battling a darkness within himself that he can’t ignore and can’t control. If he fails, everything he’s spent his life working for will be gone, and he can’t see a path to victory. Only a hunch sends him looking for help in the most unusual places.
Blue’s a quiet guy, living for his family and the art of his tattoos. He’s created his shop, Blue’s Dungeon, to be a place for the celebration of art on skin—simple, friendly, and mostly uncomplicated—and Blue likes it that way.
But when Ky shows up in Blue’s tattoo studio, desperately searching for a lifeline, it’s the beginning of something magical for both men…
RE-Inventing Love by Storm Grant
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1WhTyll
Engineer and assistant inventor,Maximilian Grun is in love with his employer, but he daren't reveal the truth. It's 1910 and if Canadian authorities learned of his homosexuality, they'd deport him back to Germany where the country of his birth would become the country of his death.
When promising young inventor and mathematician,Dr. Jasper Hamilton expresses his own feelings for Max, the young German regretfully declines. He cannot risk their partnership, their reputationsâ€”their very lives!
Then a rival inventor sabotages their inventions. Jasper is caught between the physical and the metaphysical, reduced to atoms, and transported to the spirit plane! Max is devastated, deeply regretting his lost chances.
But Jasper manages to communicate across the aether, telling Max he must reverse the machine's polarity. But without Jasper's talent for mathematics, the calculations defeat Max.
Can the would-be lovers bridge the gap between life and death to finally be together?When a ghastly lab accident blows a respected inventor away, his loyal assistant must devise a way to bridge the gap between the planes of existence to reunite them in life and in love.
You’re the One that I Want by Kay Simone
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Qt7Kkz
"Well, hello darlin' and how do you do?"
Bartender-turned-tutor Theo is struggling to make ends meet in Orlando. He refuses to go back to Jersey with his tail between his legs after a breakup and a failed business venture. With his nose to the grindstone, Theo finds himself sticking to the periphery of social life -- and he's comfortable out of the spotlight.
"I was startin' to reckon you were only a dream, so I'm pleased as punch you finally decided to arrive."
But his weeks are punctuated by an unlikely performance that he finds himself looking forward to more and more...
"That... y'know that is one hell of a pickup line," Theo says. "I've got to offer you props for the originality, at least."
Enter Jeff: the swaggering, tattooed, 50's-obsessed frontman of an oldies cover band, Tone Jeff. The only thing Jeff loves more than bare-knuckles brawling and impersonating Elvis on Friday nights is Theo, but his come-ons keep coming up cold.
"Pickup line? Now don't be cruel, bright eyes, this is serious stuff. We're talkin' love at first sight, heavenly light and choruses of angels -- I'm wounded you'd reduce your future heartthrob to a pickup line."
Between black eyes and bottom shelf bourbons, Jeff tries his hardest to win over the bartender. But the leather-clad flirt can't seem to convince Theo he's more than just talk -- no matter how many songs he dedicates to the one he loves.
Theo knows a package so pretty is too good to be true. After Jeff crosses a line with his advances, Theo doesn't know if he's more scared of being a one-night fling or a long term thing.
But just when Theo thinks he may be ready to enter the whirlwind world of lovers lanes and sock hops, he realizes that they might end with a fizzle instead of a bang.
Jeff might be The One. He said he'd wait forever -- but has Theo kept him waiting too long?
(You're the One That I Want is a sweet, old-fashioned m/m HEA standalone love story with no cliffhangers.)
Time to Love by H.C. Brown
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1NoomiQ
Jay Bannock is living a lie.
Sure, he likes women. In fact, he respects women but when he tries to kiss one and she does that tongue thing, he wants to spew.
Confused by his growing attraction to men, Jay seeks help from the only gay club he knows—Floggers BDSM Club.
Has he lost his mind?
Realization, he has been batting for the wrong team all his life comes in the form of a six-foot-seven Adonis by the name of Matt Duffey.
Instantly attracted to the leather-clad Adonis, Jay’s complicated life spins out of control on a rollercoaster ride wrapped in Matt’s arms.
The Doll House by Annette Gisby
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1SVrdMH
Lucas has been married to David for four years and in that time they made a promise to always take time off work to spend their birthdays together.
This year is the first time David had broken that promise and Lucas is very disappointed when David has to go work.
He's shocked and even more disappointed when he discovers his present - a gift certificate for the exclusive club, The Doll House. A club where all your fantasies can come true.
But The Doll House is not all it seems and once there, Lucas gets the surprise of his life and a fantasy he had only ever dreamed of.
Content advisory: Male/Male, spanking, light BDSM.
Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward by Joe Cosentino
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1VylumH
On Cozzi Cove at the New Jersey Shore, handsome Cal Cozzi’s seven bungalows are once again open for summer and love.
The vacationers include Rodney Maxwell and Dennis O’Halloran, a Tony Award-winning actor and his estranged producer/husband with their two hired studs, Jarek and Zeus.
Computer analyst Sam enlists his best friend Chase in a scheme to attract hunky Raul. Middle-aged Gil Van Truren wants to end it all—until he sees a vision of his first love.
Cal also has his hands full with college student Michael—his new young lover—Michael’s study buddy Carlo, man of mystery George Valis, and Connor, the houseboy packed with muscles and a wondering sponge.
All the while Hunter, a female gay-romance novel enthusiast, experiences gay life off the page.
What secrets, humor, tragedy, mysteries, and passions lie in the magical place called Cozzi Cove?
Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward contains adult content suitable for mature readers only
Selfie by Amy Lane
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1NxJA8w
One year ago, actor Connor Montgomery lost the love of his life to a drunk driver. But what’s worse for Connor is what he still has: a lifetime of secrets born of hiding his relationship from the glare of Hollywood. Unable to let go of the world he and Vinnie shared, Connor films a drunken YouTube confession on the anniversary of Vinnie’s death.
Thankfully, the video was silent—a familiar state for Connor—so his secret is still safe. He needs a fresh start, and a new role on the hit TV show Wolf’s Landing might be just that.
The move to Bluewater Bay may also mean a second chance in the form of his studio-assigned assistant. Noah Dakers sees through Connor’s facades more quickly than Connor could imagine. Noah’s quiet strength and sarcastic companionship offers Connor a chance at love that Hollywood’s closet has never allowed. But to accept it, Connor must let Vinnie go and learn to live again.
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Bluewater Bay stories can be read in any order — jump in wherever you'd like!
The Sticky Icky (Badboy Gay Mafia) by Steve Milton
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1U33wqz
Trevor and Henry have been best buddies ever since their first furtive glances across the high school lacrosse locker room. Now Henry is a police chief and Trevor sells him the marijuana he needs in order to function.
Henry doesn't know why Trevor became a weed dealer, and Trevor doesn't know why Henry dropped out of law school. Henry tries to get closer, but Trevor's emotional boundaries get in the way, until revealed secrets change everything.
Master: A Yaoi Mystery by Amelita Rae
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1TfENgu
They said the old Bellarose mansion was haunted, by all those who died in the fire. They said that sometimes, late at night, you could see the ghost of the little boy in the window of the East wing, looking out at the people passing by.
Astor Mercier doesn’t believe in any of that nonsense, but he knows the house is special. Even though it was old and almost falling down, the young orphan teen spends hours and hours imagining what the mansion might have been like before the fire, and what it might have been like to live there. Unable to remember his own past, Astor contents himself with fantasies about the house, until one day, someone buys the beloved mansion.
Astor watches with bated breath as the new owner restores the house back to its original glory. Then, to his delight, a ‘Help Wanted’ sign appears in the window. Unable to resist, the boy applies immediately. But this is no ordinary job, the new owner, Mr. Edmund Moreau, intends to restore the Bellarose mansion back just exactly as it had been, and that includes finding a boy to play the part of his beloved little Master. Once upon a time, when Edmund was young, he was the boy’s personal attendant. Edmund takes one look at Astor and decides that he is perfect for the part.
But is it really a part Astor is playing or does Edmund know something that Astor doesn’t? What will Astor do when he realizes that the past he thought was forgotten, is not so forgotten after all? And what will he do when the role he plays becomes his entire reality? Will Astor be able to keep himself intact, or will he disappear entirely into the role Edmund has created for him? And though young Astor falls hopelessly in love with Edmund, will Edmund ever see Astor for himself, or will the older man’s heart only ever be devoted to his beloved little Master?
This is a haunting and thrilling tale of an unsolved mystery and a timeless, enduring love. The only thing that is certain is that some things are simply meant to be.
Strip Search: Sin City Uniforms by Morticia Knight
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1SOCKgf
Book 7 in the Sin City Uniforms series
A sexy stripper attempts to escape his dangerously obsessed boss while searching for his missing younger brother.
Stripping used to be fun, lucrative and a place for Dakota to practice for his professional dancing career. But the owner of Glitter Boys wants Dakota for himself and will stop at nothing to possess him. When his thirteen-year-old brother runs away from home to escape their abusive father, Dakota is determined to find him before something awful happens to him on the streets.
Patrol officer Reed hasn’t been attracted to a man in a very long time, but when he’s called to an assault in progress at the LGBTQ teen shelter, a young man approaches him, begging for help in finding his missing brother. An instant spark occurs, but he pushes it away. When the same man is attacked outside a strip club later that night, he discovers the desire is mutual.
As the two men learn more about each other and become closer, the specter of his obsessed ex-boss remains. In addition to that, Dakota has to fight the system to gain guardianship of his brother and keep him out of foster care. Dakota doesn’t know if the hunky cop he’s fallen so hard for can handle a relationship with an ex-stripper struggling to raise a teenager. But, will Reed be able to give up dating women for good and dedicate himself to their new family?
Cherry Pop by Samantha Kane
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1VytNii
It was supposed to be for fun. But his kiss said forever…
Ben Heston followed his job from California to Mercury, North Carolina after his boss fell head over heels, crazy in love. Ben welcomes the change at first, still reeling from a bad breakup. The move is meant to be temporary. That is, until he meets Tripp Lanier.
Tripp was born and raised in Mercury. His family owns a local construction business and he’s next in line to take over. But as much as he loves his family and his job and his little hometown, there’s something missing in his life. When he meets Ben, he realizes what that something is.
Tripp is ready to embrace his newfound sexuality with the object of his desire. Ben, not so much, because he doesn’t believe Tripp is really gay. But Ben can’t resist the chemistry that explodes between them whenever they’re near.
Ben begins to love all the things Tripp loves about Mercury: night trains and tall trees, family, friends and sweet Cherry pop. Just when Ben begins to think he might be Tripp’s Mr. Right his past comes calling and old hurts and new fears might be the one thing that could keep them apart.
Warning: Contains Good Old Boys, NASCAR references, a reluctant computer programmer, an enthusiastic gay virgin and gallons of sweet cherry pop. 9 out of 10 dentists agree it could be dangerously romantic.
Withered + Sere by TJ Klune
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Wd60CZ
Once upon a time, humanity could no longer contain the rage that swelled within, and the world ended in a wave of fire.
One hundred years later, in the wasteland formerly known as America, a broken man who goes only by the name of Cavalo survives. Purposefully cutting himself off from what remains of civilization, Cavalo resides in the crumbling ruins of the North Idaho Correctional Institution. A mutt called Bad Dog and a robot on the verge of insanity comprise his only companions. Cavalo himself is deteriorating, his memories rising like ghosts and haunting the prison cells.
It’s not until he makes the dangerous choice of crossing into the irradiated Deadlands that Cavalo comes into contact with a mute psychopath, one who belongs to the murderous group of people known as the Dead Rabbits. Taking the man prisoner, Cavalo is forced not only to face the horrors of his past, but the ramifications of the choices made for his stark present. And it is in the prisoner that he will find a possible future where redemption is but a glimmer that darkly shines.
The world has died.
This is the story of its remains.
Tantalus by Albert Nothlit
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1NzOuln
In the aftermath of a nasty fight after being jumped by four youths, faced with a mother desperate to get rid of the son she's ashamed of, Kyle is forced to leave home to take up an apprenticeship he doesn't want and can't wait to be finished with.
On another planet.
Upon arrival, though, a nasty surprise awaits. The position he was hired for no longer exists and he's going to be left standing around until Dr. O'Brien, the man he was to work for, can find him a new job. Following a strange compulsion, Kyle leaves the compound, only to nearly get himself killed out in the alien atmosphere. Kyle is told he's too reckless to stay and fit only for the mining colonies, where he'll be little more than a slave.
Distraught but helpless, Kyle counts down the days until his departure. He's distracted from his misery, however, by the same compulsion that first drove him from the compound, a presence in his mind that seems to be coming from the local lifeform being kept in Dr. O'Brien's lab...
Butterball by Michelle King
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1ThZ9Wx
For Travis, it was business as usual at the office of Wentwood Investments, other than the annoying task of finding a new account manager for his expanding department. Everything changed the moment Jeremy Roberson walked into the room for a job interview. The cuddly butterball was everything Travis liked in a partner…other than the closet locked around him.
The closet’s walls may have been cold, but the heat between Jeremy and Travis scorched. Nothing could stop the firestorm, not even the threat of a lawsuit or the disapproval of the dreaded HR department. They needed each other, emotionally and professionally. Unfortunately, fear held Jeremy. It was a fear Travis knew well.
If he was going to find paradise alongside Jeremy, it appeared he’d have to help his secret partner claim his homosexuality. It wouldn’t be much fun, no, but it wouldn’t be the first closet he’d stormed. And Jeremy was worth it.
Publisher's Note: Butterball was previously released by another publisher but it has been revised and re-edited in this version.
Old Town New by BA Tortuga
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1SRAwgd
Danny Avers is a teacher in small town Colorado. Back in the day, before high-speed Internet, social media, smartphones, or streaming anything, Danny’s just trying to live down his wild teenage years and carry on the only way he knows how: one day at a time. The last person he expects to see back in town is Harlan Quinn, his old best friend and former consummate bad boy. And when he finds out Quinn is the new sheriff and his new neighbor, it’s even more of a shock.
Quinn knows there’s more to his old hometown than meets the eye. There’s more to Danny than old memories and quiet living too. But as in the past, stirring things up is Quinn’s specialty, and he sets out to do that, in more ways than one, pushing Danny to admit there’s more to life and that their old town just might manage to be new again. That’s if old town thinking doesn’t get them both killed.
Send Lawyers, Guns and Roses by Heloise West
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1MGQvBw
When Hunter and Alex are given the vacation of a lifetime, it’s a chance for them to pay attention to romance and get out of the path of danger. The tiny Caribbean island of Saba is gorgeous, the first to have marriage equality, and the Sabans are the nicest people on earth. There’s lots of rum poolside for relaxing and a room with a mirror on the ceiling for passion. Hot karaoke nights, cold beer, and new friends.
Their new friends Orfeo and Max, and Max’s sister Talisha, confide a troubling secret, and, of course, Alex and Hunter want to help. As a hurricane bears down on them, a dead body surfaces, and then a purple backpack loaded with stolen jewels. The jewel thief Derek Boyd wants his boyfriend and his stolen jewels back at any cost and a Russian mobster wants his wife’s jewels returned...
Alex and Hunter’s vacation paradise just turned into hell on earth.
Wyatt’s Recipes for Wooing Rock Stars by Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1QlvFT1
Wyatt Parker has a good life—he owns his own construction company, his own house, and he eats home-cooked meals every day. But cooking for one while watching the foodie network is more than lonely. When he learns about an upcoming reality show centered on becoming the personal chef for his favorite rock star, Wyatt leaps at the chance to audition.
Tully Randolph is the drummer for the band Unusual Potatoes. With a chef for a mom, love of good food runs in the family. When he’s asked to host a cooking competition, he’s all in—especially after he meets Wyatt, who is just the kind of big, hairy guy who gets Tully’s juices flowing. With a heart as big as he is, Wyatt wows Tully with his skills in the kitchen… and in the bedroom.
But if their relationship is found out, Wyatt could be drummed out of the competition—and out of Tully’s life. All the ingredients for a happy future are in front of them, and they just need to figure out how to bring everything together.
The Irony of Fate by Mathias P. Sagan
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1VFoi0K
Alan is a young hairdresser with a complex life. Barely legal, he discovers life too soon, too young, which causes him to carry heavy burdens. Throughout his encounters, he makes choices; some are good for him, and some are more controversial. Could he be able to take his life in hands by himself? Or is it destiny which, by the irony of fate, will guide his steps on the road to a more stable life?
Make Me Trust by T.A. McKay
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1StVMvw
When the spotlight shines, sometimes it brings you something you don’t expect.
Trey Colby has spent his life falling in love only to lose his heart to people who don’t deserve it. Time after time he's been left broken when his boyfriends have thrown him aside for someone else.
But no more….
This time he is determined to harden his heart. If he doesn’t allow himself to trust then nobody can hurt him. This is the easiest way, the only way, to live. And it works…
Until he meets the man who would test every limit he has.
Dancing has always been one of Roman Knox’s biggest loves, although he never imagined it would be on a pole in front of a club full of men; men who see his body, but not him. He spends his days being overlooked, and that’s the way he likes it. He has no desire to be noticed… until one fateful night.
Now he has the one man he's always fantasized about, the one man he shouldn’t want, watching him as he dances, and first the first time he craves to be seen.
When two worlds collide can secrets be kept? When the truth comes out can you convince the one person who refuses to trust, that you are there for them? Roman just wants to show Trey that he belongs to him, that he can give him everything he needs…
But when tragedy strikes can Trey depend on him for the support he needs? Can he give up the control he’s barely managing to hold on to? Can he keep the past from destroying his future?
All Trey needs in his life is that one person to who he can finally say…
Make Me Trust.
Not suitable for younger readers due to sexual content. Part of a series but can be read as a stand alone.
Who Better Than Canyon by DC Juris
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When Canyon's ex-lover, Robert, dies, he leaves behind a last request that Canyon take word of his passing to Simon, an old friend on the east coast. Canyon reluctantly agrees, and soon finds himself falling for Simon, despite the
nagging belief he shouldn't, and his guilt over his part in the accident that claimed Robert's life. Simon knows something Canyon doesn't -- Robert's death wasn't an accident, but a suicide, and Robert's intent was for the two men he left behind to come together. But Robert's plan didn't account for two things: Simon's disbelief that anyone can truly love a soon-to-be-cripple, and Canyon's staunch decision that the next man he gives himself to will give him a wedding ring first. Can Canyon and Simon set aside their own issues long enough to see what lies between them, or will they both miss out on their happily ever afters?
Previously published by Breathless Press.
Lord of Hearth, Lord of Hollow by Sera Kane
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Culinary school is hard enough for Aimes Cully without mixing in an utterly underwhelming physical appearance—too small, too delicate, too red-haired, too freckled, too human—added with the inability to magically improve the food—still too human—and facing the too beautiful, too fae-looking Aleksi’s teases and taunts. When rumors surface that Aimes’s older brother’s success is a lie, Aimes is determined to prove them wrong and show that pure-blooded humans are the equal of anyone with mixed blood.
But things get worse after Aimes is caught in a faerie ring and transported to the fae hollow of Lord Keanewyeth Ordioral. As the attraction heats up, it becomes obvious that there’s something wrong in the magical home. A cursed creature appears, and everything becomes jumbled as the secrets of their lives collide into a painful concoction of Aimes’s past and Keanewyeth’s present. But if they can meld their talents, they might be able to save each other.
The Spencer Cohen Series: Book #3 by N.R. Walker
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Learning to be in a committed relationship has been easy for Spencer. In fact, too easy. Andrew has fit into his life seamlessly. Spencer’s let go of his insecurities and hang-ups, and he and Andrew are enjoying where things are headed.
For the first time in years, Spencer’s life is unbelievably perfect.
Andrew overthinks everything. So when Spencer gets a phone call from Australia, he’s certain Spencer will push him away.
But instead of driving them apart, maybe it will solidify what they already have. Maybe Spencer will depend on Andrew more than ever. Maybe the Spencer Cohen story will come full circle, and maybe, just maybe, Spencer will have the happily ever after he never thought possible.
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