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!
Let Your Heart Decide by Lily G. Blunt
New house, new job. A new start with his brother….
Two out of three isn’t bad, right?
Rhys returns to his hometown and must face the brother he’s been avoiding for two years. In his heart, Rhys still hopes to recapture the bond they once shared.
Jake willingly offers him the hand of friendship, but Rhys is reluctant to confront their past, fearing it will only rip them apart again.
When Rhys sees ghostly figures in the grounds of a local historic house, it leads him to investigate their shocking past—and to face his heart’s true desire.
Test Drive (Crossroads #3) by Riley Hart
A double shot of devastating news turns Justin Evanson’s life upside down. When he learns his father has cancer, and he has siblings he never knew existed, he leaves everything behind and moves to Virginia to support his dad as he tries to make amends with his family—a family Justin’s not sure he has a place in. Things go from bad to worse when he discovers his recent hookup is his newfound sister’s brother-in-law.
Drew Sinclair never expected to see Justin after their night at the club or to discover their family connection. If anyone found out, it would give Drew’s brother another reason to hate him. But there’s something about Justin that draws him in, and it’s not only because they burn up the sheets together.
One meeting leads to another, and before Justin realizes it, Drew has become the only thing in his world he feels is his. And for the first time in his life, Drew knows what it means to be needed. Being there for Justin and supporting him when things spiral out of control feels right. But with so much happening so quickly, it’s hard to trust their feelings. Is this thing between them real? Or just a test drive before life forces them down two separate roads?
Beta Test by Annabeth Albert
Player vs. Player. Fight!
Brilliant graphic designer Ravi Tandel is ahead of the game—he's just been asked to present a top secret project at a huge conference in Seattle. All systems are go…until he learns his buttoned-up office nemesis is coming along for the ride.
Tristan Jones isn't really the gamer type, but he knows the back end of the video game business inside out. Together, he and Ravi will give an awesome presentation. If they survive the cross-country trip first.
Tossed together in close quarters, Ravi's shocked to see Tristan's sexy, softer side emerge from such a conservative shell. He's less shocked to learn his handsome colleague's prominent family would never support an out-and-proud son. But Ravi didn't struggle through his own coming out to hide who he is now. To be together, Tristan will have to push past his fear and ultimately decide: Does he want a future with Ravi? Or is it game over before they've even begun?
Book Two of the #gaymers series
This book is approximately 64,000 words
Dirty Angel by Barbara Elsborg
Particularly when you discover there really is a hell. Aden thinks there’s no way he can avoid going down, but when an angel and demon can’t agree over his fate, Aden is given one more month to gain redemption. He doubts he can find a way to become a better man in so short a time. But it’s worth a try, right?
Particularly when you can’t shake free of an obsessive ex. Brody might be managing to hold down his job as a vet, but his personal life is a mess. If he doesn’t pull himself together soon, he’s going to be sliding downhill too fast to stop.
One wet night, on a dark country lane, two worlds collide and destinies change forever.
Love Can’t Conquer by Kim Fielding
Bullied as a child in small-town Kansas, Jeremy Cox ultimately escaped to Portland, Oregon. Now in his forties, he’s an urban park ranger who does his best to rescue runaways and other street people. His ex-boyfriend, Donny—lost to drinking and drugs six years earlier—appears on his doorstep and inadvertently drags Jeremy into danger. As if dealing with Donny’s issues doesn’t cause enough turmoil, Jeremy meets a fascinating but enigmatic man who carries more than his fair share of problems.
Qayin Hill has almost nothing but skeletons in his closet and demons in his head. A former addict who struggles with anxiety and depression, Qay doesn’t know which of his secrets to reveal to Jeremy—or how to react when Jeremy wants to save him from himself.
Despite the pasts that continue to haunt them, Jeremy and Qay find passion, friendship, and a tentative hope for the future. Now they need to decide whether love is truly a powerful thing or if, despite the old adage, love can’t conquer all.
Maurice: A New Beginning by L.R. Spickett
"Because, well, what do yer say, Maurice, love. Yes that's it - Jesus Christ - I love you, Maurice!"
The year is 1920 and whilst the war may be over, Maurice and his friends are fighting private battles of their own. L. R. Spickett continues where E. M. Forster left off in his original tale of forbidden love - ‘Maurice'. In ‘Maurice - A New Beginning' the recently heartbroken Maurice has been given another shot at love with the handsome but lower class Alec, but there are still hurdles to overcome - they face obstacles from family, friends, and society. Relationships are never easy and in a time when homosexuality was considered a criminal act they could be almost impossible. However, when a kindly couple step into their lives, things begin to look up and with determination and the support of friends, love looks set to win the day.
Always Another Side by Annabelle Jacobs
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Starting over at forty is hard work for landscape architect Jack Bowman. His long-term partner hurt him badly. With his self-esteem dented by the break up, trusting a new lover is going to take time.
Tyler Freeman is equally unlucky when it comes to love. Now that he’s over thirty-five, he’s tired of getting played. All he wants is someone special. How hard can it be to meet a man who’s honest, with no hidden surprises?
Being set up on a blind date might be a classic cliché, but it’s a stroke of good luck for Jack and Tyler. They have a lot in common, including previous relationships steeped in deceit, but it’s worth navigating their trust issues if it means laying those ghosts to rest.
Making it work finally seems possible—until an accidental discovery threatens their newfound happiness.
Jumping Landing and Taking by Julia Talbot
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This is a collected volume of three novels about the same family. They were written as a sort of epic, and may have some situations not traditional to romance novels.
Beautiful Colorado landscapes. Rugged Colorado men. That's what the Thatcher brothers are all about, and you'll get that aplenty in Jumping, Landing, Taking, which combines all three Thatcher novels by Julia Talbot into one volume. In Jumping Into Things, pilot and good old boy Jed Thatcher meets his match in Eli Marshall, a macho smoke jumper who isn't interested in anything long term. Jed has never been a forever guy either, but Eli might change his mind. While Jed struggles with Eli, Jed's brother Ross meets Kevin O'Donnell, a young man who makes Ross think the hottest thoughts. Landing with Both Feet takes both couples into deeper territory. Jed and Eli are spending more time apart than they are together, but they still know the love is there. Ross and Kevin, on the other hand, are drifting apart, and they're not sure they can put it back together. When Ross loses the one thing he cares about, he thinks the worst has happened, but thanks to Jed, the worst is yet to come. Finally, in Taking the Leap, Jed and Eli feel pretty settled, but Ross is still wandering, looking for something to fill his empty life. He thinks he's found it in Texas, with a good man, a man named Tank, who believes in him, no matter what. If you love the wild Colorado sky and the men who live, and love, there, then grab the Thatchers with both hands!
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Two brothers, one man.
Though there was a five year difference in their ages, thirty-year-old Joel Vaughn and his younger brother, Tim, couldn’t have been more opposite, except for one thing; they were both gay.
Joel managed to become a multimillionaire creating a technology based company which had hit the stock market and made him and his business partner very rich men.
Tim, on the other hand, was a struggling actor, getting bit parts in commercials, with a lousy talent agent representing him.
Then, one evening while they dined together in West Hollywood, they both laid eyes on a stunning man. The bartender, Kerry Weston. Young Kerry was also a struggling actor, trying to make it big, like Tim.
But as each of the brothers tries to capture the heart, and the body, of this stunning man, they realize the chase is soon an impossible dream.
Neither brother is aware the other is making a play for the handsome man, but soon, Kerry is put to the test, and must choose.
Money and fame? Or common ground?
The one thing Kerry isn’t aware of is that the Vaughn brothers like to play around, while Kerry was a commitment kind of guy.
It’s inevitable someone will pay dearly for the game.
“I’ll say I’m sorry now.”
It’s coming. But from whom? And when?
Picture Us by Shayla Mist
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Chance has lost two things in the past year: his only remaining family and his passion for photography. He didn’t expect to get any of them back or to gain anything new, until he finds out his childhood crush, Terrance, is gay. But either Terrance isn’t interested in him or he has a real hang-up about dating younger men. Can Chance make him change his mind?
Reckless by Caitlin Ricci
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When his best friend, Lee, offered him his sub as part of a bet, Colton Prier never expected more than a clean condo from the boy. But Tate Nicholson is well-trained, eager , and he likes rope play as much as Colton enjoys tying him up. It should have ended after one night, but they begin meeting in secret, and Colton can’t stop thinking about Tate. It’s a betrayal of his friendship with Lee to fall in love with Tate, but Colton can’t help wanting the sub for himself.
He’s not alone in his feelings, either. Tate thought he was happy with Lee. Not completely fulfilled, but happy enough. But as he spends more time with Colton, he realizes Lee isn’t capable of giving him what he wants anyway. Lee demands his full submission, but Tate doesn’t want to be a lifestyle sub. Colton expects his obedience at times but gives him his freedom more often than not, which is more in line with what Tate wants.
When Tate really needs his Dom and Lee isn’t around to help him, he reaches the tipping point and needs to choose who he wants to give his submission to, and to accept the consequences of his choice when he does.
Feeding the Soul by Annabella Michaels
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Giovanni Romero had been dealt his fair share of heartbreak throughout his thirty years, including losing his beloved parents in a horrible car accident. After suffering yet another devastating loss, he decided to chase his dream of opening his own restaurant and was soon the proud owner of Romero’s, a hugely successful and critically acclaimed Italian restaurant, nestled in the heart of Chicago.
Knowing that one more blow to his heart could destroy him, Giovanni had built walls up around his heart to protect himself. He has created strict rules for himself about the men he sleeps with, which include never exchanging names and absolutely no repeat performances. That is until he meets a young man who he finds impossible to forget.
After spending the last few years travelling throughout Europe and The Mediterranean, working as an apprentice to some of the world’s top chefs, 23-year-old Carter Greene was finally moving back home. While he had enjoyed his studies, he couldn’t wait to reunite with his big, crazy, loving family; especially his twin brother, Carter. Most importantly, he hoped to finally begin his career working as the head chef for Chicago’s most prestigious Italian restaurant, Romero’s.
After a night of celebration with Carter, Caleb finds himself in a rare position, going home with a tall, dark and sexy stranger. Caleb had never had a one night stand before, but there was something about the man that drew him in. Unfortunately, the man insisted they could only be together for one night.
Unable to get the intriguing young man off his mind, but resolved to let him go, Giovanni is shocked to find that Caleb has been hired as his new head chef. Working in such close proximity to each other, could he keep his carefully erect walls in place and protect his heart or would Caleb have the strength to tear those walls down, setting Giovanni free?
A Dangerous Game by Rick R. Reed
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Sex can be a dangerous business. So can love.
On the worst day of his life, Wren Gallagher wants oblivion when he steps into Tricks for a drink. When a mysterious stranger steps up to pay his tab, he offers Wren the key to fulfilling his dreams of prosperity and true love.
But appearances are not always what they seem.
His savior owns the escort agency À Louer, and he wants the young and handsome Wren as part of his stable of men-for-hire. Down on his luck, Wren figures, why not? He needs the money. When he joins, though, he doesn’t count on meeting Rufus, another escort with whom he falls hopelessly in love.
But their love story will have to overcome the obstacles of not only trading love for money, but À Louer’s dark—and deadly—secrets.
1st Edition published as Rent by ManLove Romance Press, 2012.
The Edge of Control by Lou Kelly
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When passion pushes David Carlson into dangerous territory will he walk the razor’s edge between life and death in order to be with the man he loves?
As the youngest Chief of Medicine at Southside General Hospital, David Carlson has no business lusting after the most hostile nurse on the ER staff. A professional, hard-working, over-achiever, he’s finally realized his life-long dream of promotion, and the last thing he needs now are complications.
But he can’t help being intrigued by the enigmatic Ian James. Not only is Ian flat-out gorgeous, he’s also mysterious. And he awakens in David a passion that he hasn’t felt since … well, ever.
Unfortunately, Ian James is a man with a dangerous past and an even more dangerous present, and loving him will come at a cost. Can David trust him? Is he willing to put his entire career on the line to protect a man who might be playing him? Is Ian capable of loving and trusting him back?
Discovering the truth will take David into the heart of blackmail, corruption, and scandal. Straight to the edge of control.
The Edge of Control is a stand-alone, full-length novel with NO cliffhanger!
Home by Cara Dee
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For as long as I can remember, I've only had one goal: survival. It's what I know. There is no future beyond making it through another night and getting my hands on as much money as possible, by any means necessary. Pride and dignity are things I can't afford.
It's been the worst year yet—and not because I live on the streets. That's nothing compared to being separated from my little girl. But I do what I can, and I send any money I make for her care. I can only hope she remembers me. I'm past desperate, needing her to know how much I love her and that I've done everything in my power to make it back to her.
The day I stepped off the bus in Seattle, I saw him. Adrian appeared at a time I most needed a helping hand, and his habit of rescuing strays became my salvation. He gave me hope. He taught me to dream about something I'd never dared to wish for.
(All novels taking place in Camassia Cove are standalone.)
Sweet Reunion (Sutter’s Bay #1) by Shawn Lane
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Retired from the police force after a tragic shooting, Jason Sweet hasn’t been back to his hometown, Sutter’s Bay, for fifteen years. With his mother’s final days approaching, Jason returns to make peace with his mother and his past. Part of that past includes former best friend and lover, Danny Yarrow.
Danny’s satisfied with his life as a drama teacher at the local high school, but the one thing missing is the love of a good man. He’s only too happy to be reunited with Jason. They’ve both grown and changed since their broken teenaged relationship. Jason hasn’t had an easy time of it since leaving Sutter’s Bay, but Danny intends to convince his friend and former lover that when it comes to taking chances, their love is worth it.
Not All Angels Have Wings by NL Hartmann
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Jaded and wary, ballet star Alessandro Woodman has been sleepwalking through life since his lover left him with an empty apartment and a broken heart. One night, Sandro accompanies his best friend to an art gallery where he finds a spectacular painting for one of his bare walls and a strange young man who he cannot get out of his mind.
For his part, shy artist Greg Klein arrives in the city fresh from the Midwest and lands a one-man gallery show even before he begins art school. The two miss one another that first fateful evening, but a twist of fate gives them another chance.
Valet by Jet Mykles
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Tyler has never worked for a great house, let alone one with the history and prestige of Rose Hall. He feels unqualified for the post of footman, but hopes his experience as concierge of a fine hotel might count in his favor.
Following the deaths of his parents, Earl Johnathan “Johnnie” Rose has come into his inheritance. Now he's returned home to Rose Hall with his siblings to settle in as lord of the manor and earl of Roseton. Then his eye falls on the stunning new footman with the blond curls and shy smile. From that moment, Lord Johnnie's intention to settle in takes on a whole new meaning.
Longing for a relationship more intimate than master to servant, and determined to taste those pretty lips, Johnnie offers Tyler a promotion as his personal valet. Thrilled by the promotion and the chance to tend his lord, Tyler's naivete and sense of propriety don’t let him see the offer for what it is--until he’s lured into the earl's bed.
Finding Family by Connie Bailey
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When you find your family, you’ll do anything to keep it.
When Charles Macquarrie inherits a fortune and an international clothing company, he also inherits three young cousins he desperately needs help raising. By a stroke of luck, he discovers and hires Jonathan Lamb, who spent his life in a children’s home due to chronic illness, to be his nanny.
If Jon thought a budding romance with his wealthy boss complicated his life, he has no idea of the hardships awaiting him when he’s charged with embezzlement and kidnapping. But even when threatened by accounting discrepancies and mob connections, Jon and Charles won’t let go of the family they’ve built together without a fight.
Stained by Chris T. Kat
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Blair Clark has reached his breaking point. Forced to leave one job because of sexual harassment, he’s having difficulty finding another. Since no one believes what happened, Blair’s left with a stain on his employment record that he can’t get rid of. He’s had to move back home with his mother. As if that’s not bad enough, he realizes his crush, Travis, is simply using him. His romantic life looks as hopeless as his job search.
Jack Ross is sure he’ll never find anyone who’ll love him for who he is. All anyone sees is the port-wine stain on his left cheek—not the man behind it. Even his mother thinks he should get rid of it. But the procedure is difficult and painful.
When Blair applies for a secretarial position with Jack’s firm, both men learn that beauty is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder. It’ll take a lot of trust to chase away their insecurities, but if they take a chance on one another, love will find a way.
Against the Rules by A.R. Barley
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Kelly O'Connor's out of control
An RA at Halton University, he spends his off nights at a club, hoping to find what he's looking for in rough sex with strangers.
Until one night the play gets a little too rough. An isolated room, a dangerous situation…and an unexpected rescue.
Ian Larkin knows what Kelly wants—a true Dom, someone who will protect him instead of using him, someone who can take him to the edge without pushing him into unsafe territory.
Ian knows just what Kelly needs, and he's the only man who can give it to him.
There's only one problem: Kelly is a student, and Ian is a teacher.
This book is approximately 50,000 words
Unraveling Josh by Edie Danford
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When the crown prince of bad boys hooks up with his former high school crush, he’s after just one kind of happy ending.
Nick McQueen just scored the perfect hookup—Ellery College ski champion, Joshua Pahlke. What better way for Nick to prove his transformation from high school loser to sexy sinner? He’ll gift golden-boy Josh with the hottest, dirtiest sex of his life and then leave him begging for more.
But his definition of happiness is about to change…
Josh needs to blow off steam. He’s spent years pushing himself in academics and sports, but nagging injuries and career doubts have him craving a new challenge. Nick might be the key—he sure as hell turns Josh’s crank. Josh eagerly rises to the task of winning over moody-broody Nick. But when new love and old secrets change the rules of their game, “winning” takes on a whole new meaning.
Dreams and a Home by Max C. Payne
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Having grown up in the city in a tiny apartment that somehow fit four, Nick has always dreamed of a home like in the movies. So he should be over the moon when his father's investments finally provide sufficient funds for the family to build one.
Then a chance encounter with Eli, the architect they hired, changes Nick's entire world, and forces him to reconsider what exactly home means, and figure out what he really wants and what he's willing to do to make dreams come true.
His Second Chance by Stephanie Lake
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The Seventh Viscount of Torring, Randall Blair is more than disgusted with unfaithful lovers. When his last lover announces his engagement to the current reigning belle, Randall decides to suppress his true nature and follow suit. He is determined, once and for all, to forget the dark sailor who slipped in and out of his life five years before.
Lady Prudence Wedgewood has, for a member of the fair sex, unquestioned beauty, and shows a surprising wit, which will entertain Randall, even if her well-proportioned body does not arouse his desires. The marriage should at least be bearable.
The Blair and Wedgewood wedding plans unfold flawlessly...until Lady Prudence’s brother returns.
Lieutenant David Wedgewood has always been beyond discreet with his unnatural attraction to men. An attraction, which years ago, nearly set Randall’s bed aflame for a blissful, torrid week. David returned for only one reason: to save his beloved sister from a marriage destined to bring nothing but pain. Marriage to a sod!
He will kill Randall if that’s what it takes to stop the wedding. And he is willing to seduce Randall, to prove that this marriage can only end in disaster and heartbreak.
Rook & Izzy by Cary Attwell
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An ancient artefact, backed up by a prophecy that's as vague as it is irritating, unearths itself in the hopes of being accidentally put together and getting a good, old-fashioned apocalypse going. It's up to Ezechias, an earnest angel undergoing Authority training, to hunt it down and destroy it before the whole world blows to bits.
Well, that, or it's up to Rook, an insouciant demon with business cards more stylish than he actually warrants, to hunt down the angel and use any means necessary to ensure his failure.
Either way, the apocalypse may be nigh, with Rook and Ezechias at the centre of it all, and if they get a little distracted by each other... well, humankind's had a good run, hasn't it?
No Remedy (Bounty #2) by Christine D’Abo
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For months, Mace Simms has been seeking an antidote for the poison killing her mentor. Her only hope is Alec Roiten, a brilliant scientist hiding on a backwater planet. Posing as a research assistant, Mace offers the elusive genius all the help she can, ignoring the explosive chemistry between them. Soon they’re close to a cure.
But then Alec’s former love Byron shows up, attempting to claim a bounty on Alec’s head, and all that careful research gets left behind when they’re forced to flee. And when Byron realizes the tip-off about Alec was a ruse by his rivals to lure him out into the open to kill him, the bounty hunt turns into a three-person scramble for survival.
Byron wants his old lover back, Alec is consumed by a haunting secret about the poison he’s desperate to defeat, and Mace is caught between them. But she’s beginning to think that’s exactly where she belongs as the three are drawn together in their race against death.
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Publisher's note: This title is an edited second edition, previously published in 2011.
This book can be read on its own, or enjoyed as part of the Bounty series.
Vanished: The Complete Trilogy by Carter Quinn
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Henry Cooley has good friends and a good life. He’s secure in his job and his relationship. He’s about to celebrate his twenty-first anniversary with Tom, the love of his life. Their son, CJ, is in his second year at Cal Arts. Henry's only problems are his growing dissatisfaction with his job and the fact that Tom's parents still hate him, even after all these years. At least those are his biggest concerns until the morning he wakes up to discover Tom has vanished.
Henry's world spins out of control as he struggles to find out what happened to Tom. He enlists the help of his best friend, Shaun, and new friend, private investigator Blaine Deveraux. Just when Henry thinks he has it all figured out, he’s confronted with new hazards and surprises. Henry goes through hell and back to uncover what really happened to Tom. But nothing could prepare him for the truth.
Includes the full text of Vanished, Vanished 2, and Vanished 3—over 96,000 words!
Under a Blood-Red Moon by Stephen Osborne
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1TSjjHf
Sequel to Dead End
A Duncan Andrews Thriller
Private Detective Duncan Andrews is back, along with the usual gang: Robbie, Gina, Nick, and Daisy, the zombie bulldog! Duncan is trying to figure out how his boyfriend, Robbie, will fit in with the team now that he is no longer a ghost. That worry is soon set aside when Duncan accepts a new case to locate a missing young man named Graig Betz. Duncan soon learns Graig is part of a werewolf pack that is terrorizing Indianapolis. The pack is led by a witch, Ashley Campbell, an old rival of Gina’s. Duncan and his team must try to rescue and cure Graig and stop the wolf pack from destroying an entire city.
Anchor Point by A.C. Sommers
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Denver MacLean is the owner of Olympia County's historical MacLean Archery Complex, and he spends much of his time giving aid to the local underprivileged teen population. He's never been the settling down kind of guy. Devilishly handsome, sarcastic to a fault, he's never met a guy he liked enough to commit to. That is, until he crosses paths with Alex.
Alex Abbot, as the current Sheriff of Olympia, is sworn to uphold the law, but he finds himself at odds with these duties. All his life he's followed in the footsteps of his father, but he wonders if there might be more to life than just what's expected of him. When he meets Denver sparks fly, but they're not the good kind. The two men clash immediately, but find themselves drawn back together time and time again.
But as Alex is contemplating his future, he is led off course once more; a body has been discovered in the Olympia Forest Preserve, with all signs pointing right back to Denver. Can these two men work through their differences, not just for the greater good but for their own as well, or will events continue to unravel around them?
Book One in the Olympia Series
Warnings: this book contains foul-mouthed, sarcastic men and consenting sex between said men. Not suitable for those under 18.
A further note: Although there is a murder, this book should not be mistaken for a murder mystery or a crime novel of any persuasion.
A Year Less Three Days by Alyx J. Shaw & Mychael Black
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Only love will save them…if it can survive the pits of the damned.
When Lias’s wife was kidnapped, all his skills as a woodsman couldn’t save her—or himself. Captured, sold repeatedly to different masters, Lias endures abuse, torture, and worse. By the time his latest master buys him, Lias is little more than an animal.
He is a creature of rage and hate, antagonizing his master at every turn, lashing out at his boundaries, waiting and watching for a chance to escape and return to his children—or die trying.
At times, Necromis, a knight of the Order of the White Bear, would like nothing more than to oblige his aggravating new charge, but one thing stays his deadly hand. Lias is his last hope. Long ago, Necromis made a deal with a demon named Bonecracker to gain fame, wealth, and respect.
But the day of reckoning is coming, and there’s only one way out of this bargain—capture the heart of a broken slave, or Necromis’s soul will forever belong to Bonecracker.
Warning: Mention of rape, violence.
Fall Into My Kiss by T.A. Chase
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Vr3c5G
Book 1 in the Merging Violently series
Will Hunter’s life ever be more than an endless tour of small gigs?
Hunter Lee is lead guitarist of the alternative rock band, Merging Violently. He and his four friends travel up and down the East Coast, playing small gigs. It’s not what he dreamed of when he founded the band, but it’s a way to make a living. Meeting Edward Monterrose might be the best shot he has at hitting the big time.
Edward Monterrose doesn’t have time for a relationship. He’s too busy with his horses and students. Yet he always makes time for a benefit to raise money for charities he supports. While recovering from an injury, he overhears Hunter playing in the park and asks him to play at the benefit.
The two men come from different worlds yet discover they have more in common than they thought. Yet will their relationship last when they’re apart for months on end?
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