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A Mended Man by Jaime Reese
A story of healing and confronting demons…
Detective Aidan Calloway is rock-solid strong. He's a man of justice—loyal to his friends, family, and job—even if it requires bending a law…or two. He shields himself behind an abrasive, fearless facade, until a phone call one night chips his armor and throws his perfectly planned, hollow life into a tailspin.
Jessie Vega is the epitome of optimism. His carefully crafted attitude of hope and positivity protects him from a past filled with too much pain. When a ghost from a dark time resurfaces and nearly breaks him, he must tap into his inner strength or risk losing everything he's worked so hard to build.
But Jessie can't do it alone. He must fight to break through Aidan's ironclad defenses to reveal the heart of the man hiding beneath the tough surface and mend his damaged spirit. Only then can they truly heal and become strong enough to battle the demons that haunt them and threaten their chance to finally be together.
***This book contains scenes and subject matter some readers may find distressing. It is only intended for adult readers.***
Nate & Casey by Charlie Winters
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/26v1Lr7
Falling in love with the boy next door…
Everything changes for Nate Collins when his family moves to the Indiana sleepy town of Long Beach and directly next door to the home of Casey Appleton. Seven years of nearly-inseparable friendship between them finds Nate developing an unrequited adoration for his best friend, even sending them off to college together… alone and sleeping side-by-side every desolate night.
Christmas break and one drunken kiss later turns into an eighteen-day love affair—one that they both begrudgingly walk away from—each with disparate broken hearts.
But five years later, after a simple trip to the bookstore, Casey makes a purchase that could change his life forever and reunite him with the man who’d once meant everything to him.
But is it too late? With so much time between them and so much left unspoken, can they truly start over?
Timing by Ashley John
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/237ao6P
When it comes to love, is timing everything?
Tom doesn't have time for a relationship - not now that his fingers are practically touching the promotion he's spent years chasing. His weekdays are consumed by desperately fighting for his editor's attention and his weekends are wasted alone with meals for one and his cat for company.
All Cole has ever wanted is to work on the farm he was raised on, but money is tighter than ever and he is forced to get a job in a bar to keep a roof over him and his auntie's heads. Time is running out for the farm but he spends his days dreaming about a future he thinks he'll never have.
After an unexpected collision at the village train station, their lives suddenly become connected when Cole clumsily spills his coffee on Tom and it sets into motion something greater. Tom is wary of listening to his heart and Cole is distracted by the threat of losing everything. Each possesses something the other desperately needs, but can they ignore bad timing to listen to their hearts?
To Terminator with Love by Wes Kennedy
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1N0rIIU
Dexter Wu's life is hectic, but he's managing—mostly. He's on the verge of finishing grad school, and that means putting the final touches on his number one project: HAL, a social robot and children's storytelling companion. But his best friend is leaving the country for good, his birthday's coming up, he's swamped with studying for finals, and he hasn't slept in days.
He's also going to destroy the world.
At least, his robot is, according to the possibly untrustworthy Agency, an organization whose mission is to protect the world at all costs. After his birthday party turns into a fight for his life, Dexter's simple life of fast food and Netflix binges is replaced by a glitchy oracle, the world's douchiest secret agents, and an ever-increasing chain of conspiracies.
With the help of Andre, a mysterious and disenchanted young agent turned rogue, Dexter sets out to plead his case to the Director in an effort to get his life back to what counts as normal—but he should know by now nothing is ever so easy.
Not Just Passing Through by Jamie Dean
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1VSVJxj
Socially awkward, closeted virgin Avery Malcolm passes his days and nights running his bigoted aunt’s motel in rural New Mexico. He dreams of getting away and hitting the road, but with one friend, a few acquaintances, and no real life to speak of outside his duties as front desk clerk, he doesn’t know if he'll ever get a chance.
Fate sends hot drifter Chase Lancaster to the Red Ram Motel, riding in on his sexy black motorcycle. Within twenty-four hours, Avery’s life is turned upside down. Before long, even though Chase’s sexual interests seem to run exclusively toward women in bars, Avery finds himself falling for the beautiful biker with no permanent address. Chase is much more than his bad boy persona, so while it’s nice to have another friend, Avery doesn’t know how he’ll survive with his heart intact when Chase inevitably moves on.
X-Factor by Sean Michael
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/243K2bJ
Game designer Henry Delloit loves his life, his mountain community, his isolated dream home, and the snow. He also loves that the X-treme Games blow into the area for a month every year, bringing with them hundreds of athletes.
Ecco Rasmussen loves boarding. He knows he’ll never make it to the big time, but as long as he can get on his board and go, he doesn’t care. If only his manager, Blake Dobbs, would cut Ecco a break. The man’s possessive and mean, and believes he owns Ecco.
When Henry and Ecco meet at the Branchberry Games, it’s lust at first sight. An injury on Ecco’s qualifying run offers an opportunity to spend quality time together at Henry’s home, away from the crowds and out from under Blake’s thumb.
At this rate, lust might turn into love, but not if they can’t keep their romance hidden from Blake.
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2010.
Brandywine Investigations: Open for Business by Angel Martinez
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1NAH2fe
When humans forsake the temples, the gods need to find other employment. Hades opens Brandywine Investigations after his divorce and his subsequent move to the modern world. If he was hoping for boring infidelity cases and lost dogs, he’s sorely mistaken as murder and mayhem find his agency and his extended family at an astonishing rate.
Canines, Crosshairs & Corpses: Brandywine Investigations #1
No Enemy But Time: Brandywine Investigations #2
Dragons, Diamonds & Discord: Brandywine Investigations #3
Please note: The stories in this omnibus have been reedited, and expanded by about 18K (total). The majority of the expansions were in No Enemy But Time.
Word Count: 125,662 words
Surfacing by Daniel Stephens
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1pGedmq
Used to luxurious, high-profile city life, Chris's world is shattered when tragedy takes his husband and young son. Seeking a life free from pain, Chris returns to his grandfather's cabin on the shores of Wolf Thorn Lake, Maine.
When Chris meets Jake, the earthy young man who resides across the lake, Chris faces his most challenging decision yet. Does he continue his life alone, or does he risk his heart and the potential of love he sees illuminated in Jake's warm eyes?
A young man running from pain, a rural free spirit with the ability to heal, and a wolf who haunts the shore-line of Wolf Thorn Lake illustrate the endurance of the human heart, the capacity to learn how to love again, and the heart's ability to restore even the most wounded of men.
Bored, Stroked and Blueprinted by KC Kendricks
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1pGh4eS
As a boy, Mick Ambrose fell in love with cars. Now he owns and operates an auto restoration shop specializing in all things American Muscle. When the black 1969 Camaro Z/28 he years ago dubbed Onyx pulls into his garage, Mick forgets his first love in favor of her driver, Logan Gregg. Mick’s interested and cruises Logan at a speed worthy of the car he drives.
Logan Gregg’s plan to avoid entanglements in his life drives away when he stops at American Muscle to ask a few questions about restoring the Z/28 he inherited from his uncle. The owner of the shop is smooth as a well-tuned V-8 engine and twice as hot. Logan is quick to shift gears and take a closer look at Mick Ambrose and the road ahead.
But when Mick wants to get too close, too fast, Logan backs off. His past holds painful memories he can’t escape and the tattoos on his arms aren’t just for decoration. Working on the Z/28 brings the men closer, but Mick makes a mistake when he confesses his knowledge of the past Logan wants to keep buried. Mick knows a man has to settle his past to step into his future, but can he convince Logan?
Publisher's Note: This book was previously released by another publisher but has been revised and re-edited for this edition.
In His Defence by Shane Keleher
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1riHxRo
Aidan Hill, a shrewd lawyer, has success written all over him. He has worked very hard to construct a promising career and cares a great deal about his professional image--perhaps too much. After making partner before an unprecedented thirty-five, he is handed one of the firm’s most challenging cases. However, when he inadvertently sleeps with the lead investigator for the case, Jaxon Kane, his world turns inside-out. The passion between them is overwhelming and all consuming. He can’t get enough of Jaxon, but he has to stay away or the conflict of interest could tank the case of a lifetime. That can’t happen. A woman’s freedom is in jeopardy.
Jaxon Kane is a man who, when he sees what he wants, goes after it without hesitation. And he wants Aidan. He’s a strong, formidable man who believes that he can do his job and build something meaningful with Aidan. But, how does he convince him when Aidan is focusing solely on his career and winning this case? As much as he wants Aidan, he won’t be anyone’s secret. He knows Aidan wants him. Will Aidan do what it takes to prove it to Jaxon?
A Little Bit of Magic by M.J. O’Shea
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1St2ray
In a family full of powerful witches, Frankie Vallerand is the black sheep. He doesn’t care about honing his magic. All he wants is to open up a restaurant and spend his days serving up delicious food. But when he sees a customer crying and wishes for her to be happy, he inadvertently transforms his old wooden soup spoon into a wand, and realizes that maybe a little bit of kitchen magic is just what his customers need.
Addison Allbright is The Phantom Foodie, an anonymous food critic notorious for his scathing reviews. For most people, being paid to eat would be a dream job. Not for Addison. He doesn’t care for overpriced designer food. He’s a tea and toast kind of guy. Until both the food and the owner of L’Osteria Di Pomodoro sweep him off his feet and throw his neat, orderly life completely off-kilter.
Frankie isn’t sure how to tell Addison he’s a witch, or that he charmed Addison’s food the night they first met, without sounding totally crazy. But little does he know that Addison has secrets too. Not only did he snark Frankie’s restaurant in his last review column, he’s also engaged to be married…to a woman.
Love vs. The Limelight by Manda Olie
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1N0qoFR
Rick Campbell is the Hollywood Heartthrob who has it all: a great career, an excellent agent, and fantastic friends. Unfortunately, he also has a secret that could potentially ruin his success. His reputation as a lady-killer is completely fabricated in order to ensure he keeps getting work.
His silence when it comes to the truth may cost him Christian, the love of his life, who's grown tired of being a dirty little secret and has issued Rick an ultimatum: tell the truth or lose Christian. Heartbroken and afraid, harassed by reporters and adrift in a world that's slowly changing, Rick has to choose between the life he's worked hard to build and the man he doesn't want to live without.
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Heartstrings by Sierra Riley
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1SQs1YY
“I just want to make music with you again.”
“It's been five years. Why is he even on my mind?”
Country music star Blake Bradley was born for the stage. His band, the Sinsationals, is selling out arenas across the USA. But a toxic cocktail of success, substance abuse, and personal conflicts threaten to tear the band apart. Secretly, Blake longs for the band's early days. Back when things were simpler. He had Cal, his best friend and guitarist, in his corner. Things were good. Things were easy. But when they dared to test the boundaries of their relationship, exploring something deeper, Cal quit the band and left Blake hanging. Coming home to Denver stirs up more pain than nostalgia.
“He thought we were just fooling around, but I fell in love. I had to run before it killed me.”
Bar owner Cal Lindsay is married to his job. He works hard and takes care of his staff, trying not to think about what could have been. But when his best friend drags him to a Sinsationals concert, he's face to face with the past he walked away from. When Blake shows up at his bar the next night, Cal isn't sure if he's there to make amends or flaunt his newfound wealth and success. All Cal knows is the aching truth: he never stopped wanting Blake. But it's far too late to fix things, isn't it?
“If we do this, you can't run off on me again.”
After a tentative reconciliation in the bar, Blake invites Cal to travel with the band. If everything implodes at the end of the tour anyhow, what's the harm? Touring across the Western US, the two men explore one another with the tentative caution of strangers. As they struggle to rebuild their relationship, they discover that second chances are earned, not given. Can Blake and Cal let go of past hurts and learn to forgive? Or will the band's infighting drive an impossible rift between them?
Heartstrings is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhangers.
Raw Friction by BJ Scott
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1UhMhBZ
Finding that special someone is great, but what happens when turmoil threatens to rip apart the fabric of your relationship? Raw friction happens!
Cheating on his boyfriend and getting caught in the act gets Bartholomew, Bart for short, a one-way ticket out of his happy home. Roaming from place to place, he has no trouble finding a bed partner at night, but he misses the man who holds his heart. Determined to get his act together, he builds a career with his culinary talents, not expecting to end up where he does.
His voice was deep and sexy, like a cool breeze on a hot day. By then, I was drooling. I was so engrossed with the blond that I had forgotten what we were there for…almost. I broke the moment to stand, shucking my shorts and jock down all at once. I stripped all the way by scraping my legs against each other while I watched the blond slide his hands up behind his head, the landscape of his body twisting like a river of skin over my unmade bed.
Ballet is Brian’s passion, and ballet class is where he meets a much younger man. The attraction between them is mutual and instantaneous, but Brian finds the young man mysterious, elusive, as if he’s hiding something. And he is. The young man is hiding a dangerous side of his life.
Brian leaned over the table glaring at him. “What in God’s name are you doing in here?”
Derek stiffened. “What do you think I’m doing here?”
“Can’t you do something else, like wait on tables, clean apartments…anything else?” Brian paused to catch his breath. “I don’t believe this, Derek.”
“Believe it. I’ve gotta eat, and I’ve gotta pay rent,” Derek shot back. “I’ve had my own apartment for over three years. Do you know what that means to me? I’m not giving it up. And if you must know, I’ve cleaned apartments, but no more scrubbing someone else’s shitty toilet.”
The Rock Star:
Sal and Carmelo were best friends and lovers until Carmelo became a famous Latin singer, married a woman and had a family. After he does what he’s supposed to do, he does what he wants to do, and he and Sal find a nice little place of their own, hoping their secret remains between the two of them.
It was Sal’s first time and he could only imagine how incredibly clumsy he was compared to what he learned later on. But if anyone had been listening to Carmelo’s whimpering that morning, he didn’t think he had done so badly, and it didn’t matter much to either of them anyway. They were finally together. Somehow they made it back to Sal’s apartment unnoticed, where they were one walking ball of lust pawing the daylights out of each other.
Carmelo was trying to undo Sal’s jeans while Sal was trying to kick off his shoes. It didn’t work like it was supposed to, but it worked just the same. Sal was in bliss.
You Can Leave Your Boots On by Irene Preston
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Ml3frw
Length: 93 pages
In the heart of Texas...
Liberal Austinite Travis Boyd recycles, shops local, and is partner in a successful green-building company. After his last disastrous relationship, he'll never again date a man who's not out. A little discretion while working for ultra-conservative clients in west Texas is hardly the same as being in the closet. Anyway, the only person he's interested in being indiscreet with is the client's macho son. Not happening, Trav.
Bo Vargas is a cowboy-boot-wearing, meat-eating, truck-driving ode to masculinity. He's not gay. The men he picks up on business trips are just anonymous diversions. Travis isn't anonymous. And there's something about him that makes Bo want to expand his relationship options. Maybe.
When a popular dating app sends Bo and Travis on the same blind date, the night explodes in passion. One night isn't a problem. But what will each man be willing to risk the morning after?
Fallen the Other Way by EM Covax
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1NAWZ4Z
After receiving his divorce papers, Cameron is ready to move on from his failed marriage and have a little fun. Not that he thought about it often, but when he pictured his freedom, he always pictured it with a bevvy of women. That is until he meets Troy.
With pale green eyes, cafe au lait skin, and a bright smile, Troy takes Cameron's breath away. He's smart, good-looking, and gay. Though Cameron had never thought of himself as gay, He begins to question himself even more after his initial encounter with Troy.
Is it possible for someone who’s been straight his whole life fall for another man? Does Cameron pursue his curiosity or does he hesitate to commit to a world unknown to him?
Elsie Street by Gabriella West
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1hpbzh4
Length: 157 pages
Boston native Dave Madden has just been fired from a dead-end bartending job in San Francisco. His long-suffering girlfriend helps him get a job at a nearby art museum as a guard. But what Dave finds there will challenge his whole sense of identity. For despite a fling with a college roommate that ended too soon for his liking, he considers himself straight.
When Dave encounters woozy young Aaron Andersen at a work event--openly gay, with a house of his own in SF's hip Bernal Heights neighborhood--he at first sees the 24-year-old techie as a harmless nerd and offers to drive him home. But Aaron soon has a seductive hold on Dave, and as the men's lives become more intertwined, Dave finds himself falling into an unexpected and passionate relationship, one that will require all his loyalty and commitment, and his faith in love.
Both men are damaged characters, and Dave really wants to be a good influence on Aaron. But as an old flame suddenly re-emerges from Dave's past and new revelations about Aaron's addictive tendencies raise doubts in Dave's mind, can their life together on Elsie Street really work out?