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!
Pirate of Fathoms Deep (Tales of the High Court #2) by Megan Derr
High Commander Lesto Arseni is the most feared man in the Harken Empire. None but the High King dares risk his wrath—and a pirate who once punched him in the middle of the imperial pavilion. A pirate who later snuck away with Lesto to an empty room, touched him in ways far more memorable. And then immediately bolted like a man who'd gotten what he wanted.
Shemal just wants to live a normal life, leave his pirating days behind him and prove that he's respectable now. The last thing he needs is the two idiots who show up wanting his help with the noble they've kidnapped—the very man Shemal had been hoping to prove himself to, the man he hasn't forgotten since Shemal punched him a year and a half ago.
After a decade of serving in the Army, everyone still expects me to be Dominic 'Nicky' Costigan--the skirt-chasing player. They don't know I've been spending my days trying to figure out my post-military life. Including how to pick up guys.
When I meet Luke on a hookup app, he makes it clear it's for one-night only. That's fine with me, because I'm down to see what this silver fox can do. But after I arrive at his doorstep, it doesn't take long to realize we have serious chemistry, and we end up meeting again.
He's got more walls around his heart than a military base, but I think he's as addicted to me as I am to him. He can't resist me for long. I mean, who can? Except Luke's rules exist for a reason, and when I test his limits, things get complicated. Maybe too complicated.
*FAST CONNECTION is a standalone, full-length romance novel with no cliffhanger*
The Silvers by J.A. Rock
What humans want from the Silver Planet is water. What they find is a race of humanoids who are sentient, but as emotionless and serene as the plants and placid lakes they tend.
B, captain of the mission, doesn’t believe that the “Silvers” are intelligent, and lets his crew experiment on them. But then he bonds with Imms, who seems different from the others—interested in learning, intrigued by human feelings. And B realizes that capturing, studying, and killing this planet’s natives has done incalculable damage.
When a fire aboard B’s ship kills most of the crew and endangers Imms, B decides to take him back to Earth. But the simplicity of the Silver Planet doesn’t follow them. Imms learns the full spectrum of human emotions, including a love B is frightened to return, and a mistrust of the bureaucracy that wants to treat Imms like a test subject, even if they have to eliminate B to do it.
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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: This is a revised second edition, originally published elsewhere.
Son of Money by Brandon Witt
Randall Morgan, youngest son of one of Seattle’s wealthiest families, rejected his family’s money to live free of their control and pursue his career as a photographer. To make ends meet, Randall does erotic photography and massage—a secret he keeps from his family so he can remain a part of his young niece’s life. But the price of that relationship is high, and Randall is once more slipping under his family’s thumb.
Noah Carroll is the spokesperson for the Seattle Humane Society, and the city holds a special place in his heart. When fate intervenes during a pet adoption, Noah finds himself face-to-face with his first love—Randall.
While Noah and Randall are not the teenagers they once were, the flame of a first kiss long ago draws them together. Their romance is beginning to grow, but someone is out to destroy Randall and expose all he keeps hidden.
When secrets and rumors thrust Randall into the public eye, his relationship with Noah isn’t the only thing that comes under threat.
Lock and Key by Z. Allora
Rejected. Heartbroken. Devastated.
Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn’t have.
After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined’s charity auction “Are you Dom Enough to be a sub?” gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he’s always craved.
Andrew doesn’t know when his infatuation turned into more, but it kills him to see Zack with a constant parade of submissives. He’d refused to jeopardize his brother’s relationship or become Zack’s regret; however, Zack isn’t a kid anymore, and his brother’s relationship is unbreakable. Now Zack’s popularity and success as a Dom might ruin Andrew’s dreams of collaring him, but he can’t wait any longer to confess his feelings or he risks losing the man he loves forever.
Fallen Angel by Jeff Erno
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2a3nv9Q
Trey Palmer killed his stepfather three years ago, stabbing him repeatedly with a butcher knife, and now he's facing life behind bars. He doesn't deny what he did, nor does he regret it. But he's plagued with flashbacks of a torturous childhood in which he was abused by this man he finally extinguished. In prison, Trey employs a strategy of avoidance. He becomes a loner and a workaholic, steering clear of the gangs and their drama. His life changes one day, however, when a new cellmate arrives.
Jeremy Banks, also in for murder, decries his innocence. With his long hair and angelic face, he's too pretty for a men's prison. Though at first annoying and mouthy, Jeremy begins to wiggle his way into Trey's heart, and Trey starts to wonder if maybe the kid really is innocent. He truly does seem like an angel. Their feelings for each other evolve, blossoming into something forbidden yet beautiful. But how can a love like theirs last in a place like this?
The Scavengers by Donna McIntosh
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29O32Eb
Three college professors—Walter, a straightlaced, no nonsense ex-marine; Nick, a fun-loving Texan whose one belief in life is that people should have more fun; and David, a twenty-something boy genius who’s brilliant in his field of study but totally clueless outside of the classroom—must face an apocalyptic disaster and struggle for survival.
Two of them fall in love.
One will figure out something of vital importance.
Bound to a Mafia Boy by Elmie Carmichael
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29MRu4Y
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Connor never thought that in order to have it all and marry the man he loved, he'd be marrying the mob as well, but he was willing to do it in order to be with Fernando. For many years, they had an unspoken agreement. Fernando did his best to keep peril from their door and Connor purposely ignored the reality of Fernando's "business". Connor didn't ask any questions so Fernando told no lies. But everything done in the dark eventually comes to light and when Connor tells Fernando he wants to become a parent, everything starts to fall apart. Connor soon realizes what he's gotten himself into. But escaping Fernando and the past may prove to be deadly.
White Cell (Ascension #1) by JS Ravel
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29VRS2h
Available on Kindle Unlimited
That's what the FBI calls John Brown and his friends.
Code name: Ascension -- John acts as lead operative for the secret organization's White Cell. Their mission: Discredit, blackmail, and destroy influential people who proactively target gay rights.
John's team is ruthless.
They'll even sleep with the enemy if they have to.
John likes his job. A lot.
Until his team is assigned to derail a charismatic, high profile minster, and stop him from using his influence to push Washington for anti-gay legislation. John must use new youth pastor Troy Taylor to accomplish his mission. Which shouldn't be difficult... unless John has feelings for Troy. Which is impossible... right?
On Wings Not My Own by Evie Kiels
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29MSuGg
Aive awoke missing a six months from his life and a new sense of profound emptiness. Only the dreams of flying to a far away ocean begin to ease the hole in his being. So he leaves him home behind for the ocean, hoping to find the something or someone that will make him whole again.
Author's Note: There is no explicit material in this book.
The Greek Tycoon’s Green Card Groom by Kate McMurray
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2a3wacl
Marriage gets less convenient when love is involved.
It started simple: Ondrej Kovac marries Archie Katsaros so Ondrej can stay in the US, away from his judgmental family in eastern Europe. Archie marries Ondrej in exchange for the money to bail out his failing company. It’s a fraud neither man is convinced he can pull off.
But as Archie introduces Ondrej to New York society and Ondrej proves his skill in the office, they start to discover a connection between them. Can they overcome the rocky foundation their relationship was built on, meddling immigration agents, gossip columnists determined to out their deception, and an aggressive executive set on selling Archie’s company out from under him? Only if they can prove to each other their love is worth fighting for.
Not a Game by Cardeno C
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29HuC2c
An accidental meeting and a misunderstanding lead to a life-altering connection.
A new job, a new city, and hopefully a new life. When chubby gamer Oliver Barnaby receives a job offer from the best boutique game developer in the country, he leaves his family and his less than spectacular existence in Oklahoma without a second’s hesitation. Determined to change more than his career and his geography, Oliver implements a plan to finally land a boyfriend. Step one is improving his skills in the bedroom.
A life that looks perfect on paper, but feels empty in reality. Attractive, successful, charismatic Jaime Snow has a life other people envy. His already booming business is growing. He isn’t lacking in friends. And he has no trouble finding a date. But there’s an emptiness in Jaime’s heart and a hole in his life that only the right man can fill.
An accidental meeting, a misunderstanding, and falling in love. When Oliver and Jaime end up at the same bar at the same time, they each see something they want in the other. Going to bed together that first night is easy. Building the lifetime relationship they both desperately crave will require trust, time, and a little misunderstanding.
Word count: 55,866
Gays of our Lives by Kris Ripper
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29tLjOD
Emerson Robinette only leaves his apartment to get laid and go to work. Having MS—and trying to pretend he doesn’t—makes everything more complicated, especially his fantasies of coming on strong and holding a guy down. Finding a partner who’ll explore that with him isn’t Emerson’s idea of a realistic goal.
Until a chance meeting with a hipster on a bus makes him reconsider. Obie is happy, open-hearted, and warm; what’s more, he gets his kicks being physically dominated, spanked, and teased until he’s begging. It would be perfect, except for one thing: Emerson isn’t made for happiness, and he doesn’t see how a guy like Obie would settle for a cynic like him.
But as far as Obie’s concerned, the only thing keeping them apart is Emerson. Can Emerson handle a boyfriend who’s more invested in his future than he is? Emerson’s barely convinced he has a future. But when Obie’s smiling at him, anything seems possible.
Chasing the Dream by Andrew Grey
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29BGuaw
Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Brian Paulson has lived a life of luxury and ease. If he’s been left lonely because of his family’s pursuit of wealth and their own happiness, he figures it’s a small price to pay for what he sees as most important: money.
Cade McAllister has never had it easy. He works two jobs to support himself, his mother, and his special-needs brother. They don’t have much, but to Cade, love and taking care of the people who are important to him mean more than material possessions. When Cade is mugged in the park, he can’t afford to lose what little he has, and he’s grateful for Brian’s intervention.
Cade is given a chance to return the favor when Brian’s grandfather passes away and Brian’s assets are frozen. Cade offers Brian a place to stay and helps him find work, and the two men grow closer as they learn the good and the bad of the very different worlds they come from. Just as Brian is starting to see there’s more to life than what money can buy, a clause in his grandfather’s will could send their relationship up in smoke.
Incubus by Amanda Meuwissen
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29JmUrb
Nathan only ever wanted a normal life, but for him, life, family, and love are anything but normal.
On the other side of the Veil, dark and light fae exist outside the knowledge of most humans. Nathan Grier was born human, but his twin brother Jim is a changeling. On the run since they were children, time for both of them is running out. Turning to fae hunter Sasha Kelly for help, Nathan must soon face his growing feelings for the other man while trying to save himself and his brother from a fate worse than death.
The Dark Side by B.A. Stretke
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2a29VQi
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Elliot Jones cannot wait to get on with his life. After years of working for St. Louis’ most renowned and most despised therapist as a personal slave, he’s ready to strike out on his own. With a real estate license in hand, he will be able to make a career out of his love for homes and interior design. What he doesn’t know is that his entire life is about to change. Thanks to his often careless younger brother, he finds himself in the clutches of St. Louis’ most notorious citizen, John Dyer, the owner of the Dark Side bar. John Dyer is a man you don’t cross. He’s a man who skirts and, from time to time crosses, the line between legal and criminal. Can Elliot let down his defenses and see what lies beneath that gangster persona?
John Dyer is one of the most infamous men in St. Louis. He runs the Dark Side Bar and also happens to be an over two-hundred-year-old vampire. Tossed out of his home coven, he’s gathered this group of men and built a life for themselves in this city that doesn’t ask too many questions. He thinks dragging in Buck Jones’ brother will be a simple way to collect a debt, but when he meets Elliot, he is floored by the most beautiful and gentlemanly person he’s ever seen. Elliot is the beloved that he’s searched for. Can John overcome the reputation that he and his bar share and capture Elliot’s heart? Elliot will learn that life on the dark side isn’t as bad as it seems.
Dawn to Dusk by Alina Popescu
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29CVBzE
Edi’s life is made up of precious moments.
That first encounter with Robert in rural Romania at eleven. A summer spent together in the same setting a year later. Their first text exchange in high school. The first sexual experience. The first heartbreak—the second and third and fourth chance. The point of total breakdown and the despair of failing. More love than anyone could have warned him about.
No matter how much time passes, no matter how different their paths, every meeting brings Edi and Robert closer together. Those stolen moments shine brighter than any. Yet loving Robert is not easy, not when Edi wants to be true to himself and is met with dishonesty. Or when Robert keeps parading new conquests and ignores Edi more often than not.
Edi has always loved Robert, but he must decide if his journey leads to or away from his childhood friend. Is it true love or is Edi just unable to let go?
First Devotion by LH Beynon
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29HexO0
Available on Kindle Unlimited
For Charlie, drug dealing, violence and murder are part of an existence that he is forced to accept. There seems to be no relief from the dark and empty life that he detests, until a casual meeting offers him the dangerous chance to have more.
Tony teaches Shakespeare to teenagers and finds solace from his frustrations in the works of Beethoven. Despite his well-hidden scars, he has the courage to love and nurture the flame of humanity that Charlie is so fearful of losing.
Although they find sanctuary in one another, Charlie struggles desperately to prevent his world from crashing into Tony’s. In Charlie’s occupation, a questioned loyalty is a lost loyalty and those who work in the shadows will strive to destroy them both.
With the web closing around them, Charlie is forced to confront the harshest lesson of his profession: Keep you friends close, your enemies closer, and those you love as far away as you can...
Owned: Innocent Pet #1 by Amelia Rae
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29PvpmY
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Eros Island is a place where nothing is off limits, no kink is too taboo and anything you want, can be had for a price… even a young man’s innocence.
Through a series of misfortunes and tragedies, Chiaki finds himself on the auction block at Eros. His virginity is to be sold to the highest bidder. For reasons even Rokuda himself does not understand, the moment he sees the innocent pet, he knows that he must have him, no matter the cost. The billionaire bids to win, and win he does. But the value of what he has bought, is something he has yet to discover.
Come with Chiaki now, on his journey from Owned to Cherished, in this two-part BDSM tale of love, sex and power.
My Alpha, My Captain by Ariel Eaves
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29BZ8iv
Hundreds of years into the future, there are two species of wolf shifters: the Licanos and the Amarot, each controlling vast areas of space. The two species have had a rivalry for milennia, and right now they’re in the middle of the fiercest war they’ve ever had.
Caught up in the conflict is Vidal. Vidal is a feral, a type of traditional shifter who spent most of his life growing up as a wolf in the wilds of Chera. After his family is violently taken by Amarot soldiers, he has no choice but to join the Licano space cadets. Vidal just wants to keep his head down and survive the war. What he isn’t expecting is Diogo Câmara, the caption of La Cicatriz de Batalla, to take a special interest in him.
Captain Câmara soon catches on to Vidal’s past, and subjects him to various ‘punishments’ to keep him in line, which have Vidal begging for more. Vidal can’t figure out the captain’s intentions: does he care for him, or is he just one in a line of omegas who serve him?
Meanwhile, the threat of the Amarot forces looms ever nearer, as they are poised to win the war. When Vidal ends up pregnant from Diogo, their bond is tested, as well as the lengths Diogo will go to to protect his future child. They’ll both have to fight for their love, navigating the murky political waters of the conflict, as well as the darkness of space.
Aced by Ella Frank & Brooke
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29zIvBC
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Aced will be on sale for $3.99 for release week only!
Ace Locke is Hollywood’s hottest action hero. Women across the globe fling their panties in his direction, but Ace isn’t interested in those—he’s more of a boxer briefs kind of guy. Specifically, those of the nearly naked male model on a billboard he drives past every day.
Though he recently made headlines for his public coming out, Ace is wary about pursuing a relationship, fearing what the court of public opinion will do to his career. But there’s something in the model’s expression that intrigues him and has him wondering what if?
Dylan Prescott just scored his biggest modeling campaign yet. One that has him plastered all over L.A. in not much more than what he was born with. And when he’s cast in Ace’s latest blockbuster, it puts him in close proximity to his ultimate fantasy.
Outwardly confident, Dylan has no problem with his sexuality or his pretty-boy looks, and uses both to his advantage to get what he wants. And what he wants is the impossible—Ace Locke.
From Ella Frank’s Sunset Cove series and Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaisons series comes a scorchingly hot novel that blends humor, passion, and romance.
What happens when these two worlds collide?
*Although Aced is a spin-off of Ella and Brooke's series, prior reading of those novels is not required.*
Never Let Me Go by Angelique Voisen
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29L2opI
They say there’s a fine line between love and hate. I hate Rob for the distance he placed between us. He cut out a piece of my heart, but I can’t forget or move on.
Now Rob tells me he needs me. The sensible thing is to walk away, but I want Rob too much. I love him more than I should. The world says it’s wrong because his mom married my dad. But the rest of the world can burn for all I care.
Code Name Jack Rabbit by Elizabeth Noble
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29I3QMG
The Vampire Guard: Book One
Meet the newest members of the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.
Jonas Forge, vampire. Once a spy and soldier, now a cop, Forge enjoys the life he’s built with his friends in Flint, Ohio.
Blair Turner, PhD. Blair, a vampire and computer hacker with exceptional skills, shares a powerful empathic bond with Forge, his soul mate.
Declan, vampire, ex-pirate, ex-fur trapper, thief, and con man. Declan is Forge’s former lover and soul mate to Lucas Coate.
Lucas Coate, MD, Flint’s medical examiner. A werewolf living among vampires, Lucas is also one of Forge’s best friends.
Their lives become complicated when an impending presidential visit throws them headlong into a world of high-tech vampire spies and espionage. Recruited into the Vampire Guard by the secret society of the Akhkharu Nasaru, they uncover a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.
Together they must thwart a murder attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiguan—a weapon that may very well mean death for one of them.
Highland Hearts by J.P. Bowie
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29HmCSY
Callum Robertson has inherited his grandfather’s mansion in northern Scotland, but the house comes with a history he knew nothing about—should he be thrilled, or feel threatened as the house seems to lure him in?
When Callum Robertson first sees the old Scottish country mansion his grandfather bequeathed him, his immediate instinct is to sell the antiquated pile for whatever he can get for it—admittedly not much in a downturned market. Then he meets Craig MacPherson, a local farmer with auburn curls and sparkling gray eyes, and suddenly the gloomy old house doesn’t look quite the white elephant it first appeared to be.
Craig tells Callum that it’s rumored the house is haunted but by what or whom no one seems to know. Books flying off shelves then being mysteriously replaced give Callum pause to reconsider his rejection of the idea of an actual ghost haunting the place. When he finds a journal relating to the history of his family, he is, by turn, intrigued then fascinated as the saga unfolds through the writings of his ancestors.
An encounter with what he feels must be the spirit of his great-great-great-uncle Alistair makes him change his mind not only about selling the house, but also about his future with Craig.
Choosing Home by Alexa Milne
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29PGAfB
Book 1 in The Call of Home series
You can never escape from yourself.
Zac McKenzie is an ex-professional footballer with a secret he gave up his career to protect. Several years ago, he fled to his home in the North East of Scotland to avoid being outed as gay. Now, he owns a successful hotel and restaurant, but is it time to finally come out into the open?
Seth Pritchard feels he’s damaged goods. He comes to Scotland to escape memories of the accident that left him injured, his bullying stepbrothers and a life of lies.
For their whole lives, Zac and Seth have denied who they truly are to themselves as well as others. When they meet, each man is forced to confront his fears and tear them down one by one.
Three Wishes by Sean Michael
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29ycM2f
Book 1 in the Rainbow Island series
Come to Rainbow Island, where all your sexual fantasies will come true.
In Three Wishes, James, Guard and Damien bring in three different couples for their special fantasy-granting services. Handsome model Benji is tired of being perfect, and he wants to make his body his own. Thor, tattoo artist and piercer, as well as Dom, is just the man to do it. Will Benji find what he’s looking for?
Meanwhile, Alan and Roman are a long-time sub/Dom couple looking to have a few outside Masters give Alan all the things that Roman can’t. Will their relationship survive Alan’s strong reaction to one of the Masters?
The last couple to visit the island are Quinn and Pierce. Quinn has medical fetishes he’s embarrassed to tell his lover Pierce about even though Pierce is a doctor. So he’s going to get it out of his system in this safe environment. At least that’s the plan…
Don’t miss out on these fantasies come true.
Painting in the Rain by Dev Bentham
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29Hqaol
Helping teenagers is tough. They face so many dangers – peer pressure, drugs, pregnancy, STDs. As a trained social worker, Mike knows all about it. He’s taken a temporary job on the Oregon coast working with at-risk kids. But when he meets Gabe, the father of one of his charges, he finds himself in another type of danger – that of falling in love and getting stuck in a small, conservative town, not to mention living with an angry teenager. And yet, he’s drawn to Gabe in a way he never imagined possible.
Gabe, whose own father left before he was born, stays in a town where he no longer feels welcome. He’s living the life of a lonely artist so that he can be a father to his son, a bond that’s been threatened by divorce and Gabe’s public coming out. When he meets Mike, Gabe is bowled over with a longing so deep that he finds himself willing to risk everything.
There are plenty of dangers in a small town. When a gay kid gets hurt and they refuse to leave him to his fate, Mike and Gabe may be risking more than their hearts.
Blow Down by JL Merrow
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29rtWTp
Death is what happens while you’re making other plans.
The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries, Book 4
The last thing newly engaged plumber Tom Paretski needs is to stumble over another dead body. He’s got enough on his mind already as the reality of his impending marriage sinks in. Not only is his family situation complicated, his heroism at a pub fire made him a local celebrity. Now everyone and their uncle wants a piece of his psychic talents.
Hired to find a missing necklace, Tom and his fiancé, private investigator Phil Morrison, wind up trying to unmask a killer—and there’s no shortage of suspects, up to and including the local bishop himself.
As Tom and Phil try to uncover the truth, they find themselves pulled in all directions by the conflicting pressures of their families and their own desires. But the murderer they’re up against is a ruthless schemer who won’t hesitate to kill again. If Tom and Phil aren’t careful, their love—and all their plans for the future—could be blown down like a house of straw.
Warning: Contains a bishop of questionable Christian charity, a necklace of questionable taste, and a plumber of questionable nationality who may be running out of time.
Dinner for One by Meg Harding
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2aabagn
Bastien isn’t used to bad reviews. His French restaurant is the toast of the town, and when a well-known critic insults it, he’s left off-kilter. Luckily for him he’s found a distraction. He’s just met an attractive writer at his niece’s school bake sale. He’s into food, into Bastien and the touch of kink they share, and there’s a chemistry between them that might make the perfect recipe.
James isn’t expecting to meet a good-looking French chef at a bake sale, but he’s not going to let the chance slide. It comes as a surprise when the chef turns out to be the owner of a place he knows—and has reviewed—and it puts James in a sticky situation. So he might have to omit some pertinent information to make it work… at least for now.
Wildflowers by Suki Fleet
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2aac4JO
Xavi doesn’t believe in love anymore. Love has never changed the outcome of anything. It has only hurt him.
Sam is sick, and he wants one last thing. He wants Xavi to be with him, to stay with him until the end. Xavi drops everything and promises Sam he will be there.
As they travel across the countryside in a stolen sea-green Cadillac, they search for something neither has the courage to admit he’s looking for. But as the days slip away, Xavi isn’t sure he can keep his promise; he isn’t sure about anything. He can’t help Sam do this. He can’t stand by and watch Sam suffer, can’t be content to let Sam give up.
Saving Sam becomes the only thing that makes any sense, the only thing Xavi wants. Loving Sam becomes the most important promise he will ever make. Now he just has to convince Sam that life—and love—are worth fighting for.
Personal Chemistry by P.J. Nevada
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29ExVrD
Nineteen-year-old Jake is one of the more popular and good-looking jocks at his high school. However, despite what others might think, he really doesn't have it all. Derek, a geeky guy with a loud taste in shirts, isn’t sporty but has regular practice in ducking slurs and jokes about his homosexuality.
When Derek is assigned to tutor Jake to stop him failing Chemistry, neither is initially ecstatic about it. Derek’s wary of dumb jocks who laugh at nerds, especially gay nerds, and Jake’s confused about the chemical reaction taking place. Oh, not the ones in the school lab, but the personal reaction between him and Derek that sparks during their library study sessions. He’s confused...but not resistant and the two come to understand how much in common they really have.
But between the pressures of senior year and their families threatening to tear them apart, they have only a short time to bond together and find solutions to the problems they face or they'll be over before they've even begun.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
An adult contemporary romance from Ellora’s Cave
Bad Teddy Bear by Gale Stanley
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29z5Bqk
Down and dirty sex. That’s the name of the game for Theodore West.
They still call him Bear, even though his days in pro ball are over. Plenty of men are still anxious to be topped by the Bear and he’s happy to oblige as long as his partner understands the rules. No strings and no repeats.
Bear could win an academy award for his alpha-player performance, but in reality, he’d love to give up control. He’s a big man who likes the idea of being topped by a twink. In college, he found the perfect lover, but he dumped him rather than risk tarnishing his image. When Finn shows up, he turns Bear’s world upside-down. But, can the Bad Teddy Bear finally accept his submissive side?
The Photographers Truth by Ralph Josiah Bardsley
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29Yxxsy
Ian Baines seems to have it all—a career as a hotshot software programmer in Silicon Valley, a beautiful wife and family, a nice house in an upscale San Francisco neighborhood, and a past that he’s mostly managed to forget. Life takes an unexpected turn for Ian when he finds himself in Paris for a three-month work project where he meets former fashion photographer Luca Sparks. The unlikely friendship grows and Ian sees a new side to life as Luca takes him on a journey through the glamorous and lustrous Paris nightlife. But something strange starts to happen during their adventures in Paris—the two start to fall in love. Both battle their own demons on the road to self-discovery, ultimately learning how to come to peace with their feelings and their pasts.
Zmeij by Jason Stanley
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29SMfyl
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From the creative mind of the writer of the Ashes of the Fallen Series of Books comes a tale of court intrigue, addiction, romance, and sorcery.
"Two hundred years ago the Zmeij Wars nearly encompassed the entire planet of Erdo. Emperor Perion The Fourth used the Zmeij war to assert full control over all Eight Kingdoms. Before the Zmeij War he had only dominion over five of the Eight Kingdoms on Erdo. Emperor Perion the Fourth backed the growing Sorcere Guild against The Spice Cartels. For fifty years Emperor Perion the Fourth had been granted sanction to use Zmeij without license as well as being granted a thirty percent discount in purchase of further Zmeij. His heir, Crown Prince Wolknor, saw the dangers in the overdose of Zmeij and Sorspawn. On the death of Perion the Fourth, newly inaugurated Emperor Wolknor unofficially cut as many ties with The Sorcere Guild as possible without causing offense. He even went so far as to surround himself with bodyguards that were addiction free of The Spice, and cut the Council of Sorcerer Generals from eighteen down to eight." - History of the Empire of Eight Kingdoms by the Scholar Kali of House Hameln.
Trey’s Partner by Hollis Shiloh
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Trey's life has been one of protection and privation. Facing a hungry winter, he leaves his mountain home and family and goes looking for work in the human world. The "wolf school" seems like a good choice. He might not know much about the modern world, but if he can learn to work with a human, he'll earn a good living, never go hungry again, and help his family survive, too.
It's just a job, and he doesn't understand why some shifters are so fussy about who they team up with. Finding the perfect partner is a no-brainer for Trey. He just needs someone he trusts and can work with — someone who isn't overly emotional. Trey easily finds the right partner — as long as his choice agrees to it. As long as no emotions get involved.
Heat level: very low
Softpaw by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus
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Connor’s life used to be the dream of any cultured werecat. He spent his days in Paris’ gay quarter with comfortably little real work, playing the piano, surrounded by art, fine food and good friends. Now, a feral vampire preys on the prostitutes of ‘his’ quarter, killing the boys of the Marais one by one.
When Connor invites a newly arrived hooker to stay on his houseboat, the last thing he expects is Michel to be a member of the Brigade Criminelle - a troubled, hunky rookie cop sent undercover to explore Connor’s connection to the murders, picked mostly because he had been a boy of the Marais himself, not so long ago.
Hiding their true natures becomes a problem for both when their initial attraction becomes much more than they ever thought possible. But in order to bring down the serial killer and maybe have a chance at making their relationship work out, one of them will have to take the first, critical leap...
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