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Thick & Thin (THIRDS #8) by Charlie Cochet
Sequel to Smoke & Mirrors
THIRDS: Book Eight
In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It’s been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything that’s happened, he knows he has to move forward.
After the events of Smoke & Mirrors, Dex and Sloane find themselves in one of the most frightening situations of all: revealing the truth to their Destructive Delta family. When the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same, and it’s up to Dex to prove that in the face of change, the one thing that will always remain the same is family.
Harbinger Island by Dorian Dawes
Every community has a dark side, a sordid past that's kept to hushed whispers and out of the ears of prying tourists - and Harbinger Island has the darkest shades of them all. Professor Bartleby Prouse is obsessed with the secrets and occult conspiracies surrounding the island's myriad of unsolved murders and mysteries. He'll have to use every bit of magic and cunning at his disposal if he is to protect his students after they unwittingly draw the attention of one of the island's most insidious cults.
A collection of character-driven stories which combine dark fantasy and horror elements within a modern setting. The diverse cast of LGBT+ individuals come from various backgrounds, and the stories examine the prejudices they experience in their day-to-day lives along with the supernatural horrors they face.
The Visionary by Charli Coty
Colin Page, eighteen-year-old community college student, apple polisher and all-around goody-goody, has a secret. He sees things that aren’t there. Unfortunately, the Doc Martens on the floor of the mail vestibule in his apartment building really are there and attached to a dead body. Hunkered over the body is someone Colin had barely noticed before, Private Investigator Al Green. Most people scare Colin, but for some reason, Al doesn’t, even after he reveals that he knows about the hidden reality of their world.
Alonzo Green, despite his low-power mind, is determined to help right the wrongs he unknowingly contributed to. He’s also hopelessly smitten. He knows it’s wrong—probably even dangerous—to enlist Colin’s help with the investigation. And that’s before considering all Al has to fear from Colin’s fiercely protective and powerful mother.
Colin and Al put some of the pieces together, but as soon as one thing becomes clear, the picture changes. The search for the Big Bad takes them from Portland to Tacoma and Seattle, and eventually to San Francisco, but their journey into each other’s arms is much shorter.
Destination Wedding (A Brandt and Donnelly Caper #6) by Xavier Mayne
A Brandt and Donnelly Caper: Case File Six
State troopers Ethan Brandt and Gabriel Donnelly are finally going to get their storybook wedding—sailing on an ocean liner to a castle in the English countryside! But when an Icelandic volcano scrambles flights all over the world, they must find alternate routes to the altar—separately.
Donnelly meets Sandler Birkin, a globetrotting courier who specializes in carrying rare artifacts and diplomatic pouches. He pulls a few strings to get Donnelly to the ship on time and then accompanies him across the Atlantic. Donnelly returns the favor by helping to find Sandler’s long-lost first love, Trevor Hendricks. Trevor's controlling, homophobic parents have brought him to Europe for a radical treatment to cure him of his homosexuality—and his love for Sandler.
Brandt, meanwhile, finagles his way around the globe with the help of Kerry Mercer, a sales executive whose spirit of adventure leads her to accompany him on his improvised journey. However, sharing hotel rooms with her presents a problem for Brandt who, despite being about to marry a man, still finds her attractive.
Once Brandt and Donnelly are reunited, they band together with Kerry and Sandler to plot Trevor’s rescue. But doing so might mean missing their own wedding.
Recon by Fire (Sniper Team Bravo #3) by Maia Dylan
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2jM0gAE
A sniper will employ a recon by fire technique when the position of their enemy is unknown. It can also be a tactic for two men looking to convince the man they both want for their future to take a chance on them.
Nick Jones and Aiden George are committed to each other. When they meet a marine medic who ignites a passion within both of them, they're determined that he's the third they never knew they were looking for.
Sam Wilson is plagued by doubts instilled within him at a young age. When he gives in to one night of passion with two servicemen he meets during an attack on the base, those doubts make him run. When he meets them again eighteen months later, the three must overcome Sam’s past, defeat an unknown enemy, and pursue the future Aiden and Nick are convinced they can all achieve together.
Will they be able to find their target in time, or will the fire of their love be left to burn out completely?
The Strawberry Heart by Margol Devaux
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2kaUagr
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Solomon is intrigued by the delicious scent of gourmet dishes wafting from the apartment next door, and finds their devastatingly gorgeous creator Mathieu even more palatable. Although their passions and palates make for a perfect pair, fears rooted deep in Mathieu's past threaten to create a gulf between the them which Solomon is determined to bridge.
Kilig: Elation by Jo Tannah
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2l6h1Ys
Louie Montenegro works for one of the Philippines’ largest property developers. Although his job demands long hours both in the office and on unscheduled work trips all over the country, it’s a job he loves. On his first trip to Bacolod, one of the greenest, most competitive, livable and highly urbanized mid-sized cities in the country, he meets Carl delos Santos, a successful businessman in his own right.
At twenty, Carl faced a family-run business in near ruins and the burden of paying off enormous debts. For ten years, he focused all his attention on reclaiming his family legacy. Now he heads one of the region’s most successful department store chains.
A chance meeting with Louie in a local car wash leads both men to an unanticipated romance. But when Louie's company recalls him to Manila, he faces a future without Carl. Will Louie choose career over love?
The Craving by Z. Allora
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The craving is an undeniable urge that drives K’Dane citizens to find their life mates—if only to sate their uncontrollable physical longings.
Thrilled at being named a Chosen, Phoenix Dotir leaves K’Dane to become an artist-monk who will create dimensional art capable of changing worlds. Living by the monastery’s Principles of Purity will surely help him overcome the craving. But he never accounted for star chaser Zadra Solav.
Zadra doesn’t believe in rules and makes his own future. Fate separates him from the man he loves, but one touch renders him helpless to his own desires. Bonding with a monk is forbidden, and Zadra’s family sends him to deep space to avoid disgrace. Unable to give up, Zadra must find a way to reunite with his Chosen.
Tormented by enforced separation, Initiate Riva Quinton struggles with his vow of chastity and risks all to rescue his lover. Together with his Eros, he stows away onboard a star craft to follow his heart.
Four men defy destiny and tradition for love… but their love is a crime punishable by death.
Open Case (The Open Series #3) by Mickie B. Ashling
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2jDzgYF
Sequel to Open House
The Open Series: Book Three
Seth Wilder and Bryce McFarland deal with the aftermath of Owen Lightfoot’s destructive rampage. Once again, the insurance company denies the life insurance benefit despite the compelling evidence regarding the underlying cause of Mark’s death. However, they acknowledge their former employee’s complicity in the multiple crimes that have blindsided Seth and Bryce. They settle to keep their name out of the news, offering the couple a million dollars apiece, which they accept.
Owen learns of the big payoff and is determined to get his cut. Just when Bryce and Seth think it is all over, Owen reappears, and what follows tests the very limits of their endurance. Through the help of friends and relatives, Seth and Bryce find the strength to keep their relationship intact while seeking out the best way to stop Owen once and for all.
Ranger’s End Game by Lee Oliver
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Aiden Chalmers doesn't want much out of life. The inheritance from his grandmother would be nice. After all, he was supposed to get that on his twenty-fifth birthday and that was three months ago. But his father, Alpha Chalmers of the Northern States has insisted he won't release the money until Aiden has completed a week long training camp. The youngest of six brothers and having suffered a hard upbringing, Aiden figures anything would be worth going through so he could be free of his father. It's only for a week.
Ranger doesn't like people and he especially doesn't like his latest assignment - training a bunch of wannabe alphas for some goodness only knows reason. As the top assassin for the shifter council, he's starting to think either someone wants him dead, or he's being punished for a transgression he knows nothing about. But matters take an even stranger turn, when on the very first day of training, he scents his mate.
Things were never going to be easy for Aiden and Ranger. If the training camp wasn't hard enough, a missing will, the full secret about Aiden's inheritance and the little matter of Ranger being hired to kill his mate by a council member all add to their problems. If Ranger can keep his mate alive for the week, then maybe they will have a chance at a long and happy future. But it's a big if.
This book is a complete story of 26,700 words. The epilogue does provide hints for the next book, but each of the stories in this series can be read as standalone.
Warning: M/M, true mate trope. Contains graphic intimate scenes and coarse language.
Shadow of Doubt by H. Beryl
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2l5g6YP
What happens when one man has such a great talent that the US Government could use his help? A talent that the military could use as a weapon that makes the man frightened and even the Department of Homeland Security finds an interest in the sparks he produces.
One cop from a small town turns to help and protect him and even finds love where this cops wasn’t looking for any relationship.
Do You Trust Me? by B.G. Thomas
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The path to happiness starts with acceptance, and sometimes the chance for a bright, loving future means letting go of the past.
All his life, Neil Baxter has buried a large part of himself—the part that’s attracted to other men. He married a woman and denied that side of him existed. And he plans to keep right on pretending to be straight after his beloved wife has passed away.
To help him deal with his grief, Neil’s sister-in-law convinces him to vacation at a dude ranch. There, Neil meets Cole Thompson, a young, gorgeous, unabashedly gay wrangler—who is unabashedly attracted to Neil. And try as he might, Neil cannot deny he feels the same way. But desire soon becomes something more profound as the two men get to know each other. Cole is much more than a sexy cowboy: he’s kind, spiritual, and intelligent. In fact, he’s perfect for Neil… except he’s a man, and Neil isn’t ready to let go of a lifetime of denial. If he cannot find the courage to be true to himself, he might let something wonderful slip through his fingers.
First Edition published as Trust Me by Amber Quill Press, 2011.
Broken Halo by Michaela Grey
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2kHSiKu
Micah Ellis is an affluent businessman, comfortable in his life and work, as long as nothing happens to shake up his routine. Which is exactly what one Devon Mallory does, with his bright blue eyes and dirty skin and the forceful personality that’s everything Micah desperately needs but is too afraid to ask for.
Micah and Devon enter into a Dom/sub relationship and navigate the world of BDSM and Micah’s crippling insecurities as they gradually fall in love. But Micah’s past is coming back to haunt him, and they must face it together—and that means learning acceptance and discovering that they both deserve love their way and on their own merits.
Soothsayer by Cari Z
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Cillian Kelly can look into people’s eyes and see their fates. He’s running from a past filled with mistakes, lying low and selling his services on the sly. When he learns that Sören Egilsson, a man who sacrificed himself so Cillian could escape imprisonment two years ago, is somehow still alive, Cillian has to find out how. What he gets is the body of the man he loves possessed by an ancient spirit who draws Cillian into a battle to the death for the right to control Sören’s fate, and the power that comes with it.
Clean Slate by Heidi Champra
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Wes Green keeps everyone at arm’s length, either by pushing buttons or simply pushing them away. When that doesn’t work, Wes runs, as far and as fast as he can. This time, bolting from his boyfriend also costs him his professional organizing job. His last resort is to retreat to his brother’s basement and try to pick up the pieces. The only bright spot in his new life is his niece, Kelsey.
One day, while in Kelsey’s school drop-off line, he meets Sam Montgomery, the father of Maya, Kelsey’s best friend. When Wes finds out Sam is gay and interested in some no-strings-attached fun, Wes thinks he’s hit the jackpot. With boundaries firmly in place, keeping Sam at a distance should be easy.
What starts out simple quickly gets complicated when fun turns to feelings between Wes and Sam. But the baggage both men carry threatens to stop things before they start. Can Wes stay put long enough to find real love, or will old habits be too hard to break?
Rogue Magic by Kit Brisby
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2kHU6TT
While trapped in a stalled subway train on his morning commute, PR rep Byron Cole flirts with Levi, a young waiter with adorable curls. But Byron's hopes for romance crash and burn when Levi saves him from a brutal explosion — with outlawed magic.
When Levi is imprisoned, Byron begins to question everything he's ever believed. How can magic be evil when Levi used it to save dozens of lives? So Byron hatches a plan to save Levi that will cost him his job and probably his life. If he doesn't pull it off, Levi will be put to death.
Byron discovers that he isn't the only one questioning America's stance on magic. And he learns that Levi is stubborn, angry, and utterly enchanting. Time is running out, though. Byron must convince Levi to trust him, to trust his own magic, and to fight against the hatred that’s forced him to hide his true nature his entire life. The more Levi opens up, the harder Byron falls. And the more they have to lose
Adrift (Staying Afloat #1) by Isabelle Adler
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2kkCIae
Some jobs are just too good to be true.
Captain Matt Spears learns this the hard way after a mysterious employer hires his ship to hunt down an ancient alien artifact but insists on providing his own pilot. Ryce Faine is handsome and smart, but Matt has rarely met anyone more obnoxious. With tensions running high, it isn’t until they are attacked by the hostile Alraki that Matt grudgingly begins to respect Ryce’s superior skills, respect that transforms into a tentative attraction.
Little did he know that their biggest challenge would be reaching their destination, an abandoned alien base located on a distant moon amid a dense asteroid field. But when Matt learns that Ryce isn’t completely who he says he is and the artifact is more than he bargained for, he is faced with a difficult choice. One that might change the balance of forces in the known galaxy.
Matt doesn’t take well to moral dilemmas; he prefers the easy way out. But that might not be possible anymore, when his past comes back to haunt him at the worst possible moment. When faced with a notorious pirate carrying a personal grudge, the fragile connection Matt has formed with Ryce might be the only thing that he can count on to save them both.
Welcome to the Pack by B.A. Tortuga
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He lost his twin, but he intends to keep his pack.
Midnight Rodeo, #1
When head bullfighter Denton is killed by a demon bull, his twin, Denver, comes back to take his place. Denver was gone for years, working mundane rodeos and missing his twin. He’s not sure the pack can heal him since the other bullfighters challenge Denver at every turn. All except Blaine, who’s an outcast himself, and who knows Denver is like no one he’s ever met.
Blaine knows he has no place in the pack Denton created, but Denver is different. Denver makes his wolf heart sing. Can he help heal Denver from his twin’s loss, and find his own place in the greater scheme of things?
This is a previously published work. The publisher has changed.
Losing You: Trade Me by Gen Ryan
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2khkxm2
After a tragic accident, aspiring pro-surfer Brad Morris, leaves his hometown of California to try to forget his pain. Unable to swim or surf since his loss, he focuses on a new career as a car mechanic and restorer. After years of struggling, Brad finally agrees to get help and attempts to gain back the parts of himself he lost that day in the ocean.
Colton James gave his all to his partner, Ben, but his all wasn’t enough. Dumped after buying Ben’s dream home, he buries himself further in his career as a police officer. But when he meets Brad, all bets are off, and Colton begins to question what’s more important: a job, or the one you love?
Clouded by their pasts, will both men be able to see beyond those they lost in order to have a future together?
Theory Unproven by Lillian Francis
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Working with elephants in their natural habitat has always been Eric Phillips dream. Getting what he’s always desired introduces him to Tyaan Bouwer, the bush pilot that flies in his supplies, and Eric discovers the allure of South Africa goes beyond the wildlife and the scenery.
But in an area where bushveld prejudices and hatred bleed across the borders, realising their love will be a hard fought battle. Keeping hold of it might just kill them.
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An unexpected job offer finds zoologist Eric Phillips transported from the elephant house at a zoo just outside London to the wildlife reserves in the South African bushveld. Being able to work with his own herd of elephants, and analysing their behaviour, more than makes up for the remote nature of the research station. The one bright spot on the horizon, quite literally if the sun hits it at the right angle, is the silver freight plane that brings his supplies and half an hour in the company of Tyaan, the gorgeous but taciturn pilot.
With wide open spaces and clear skies, Tyaan Bouwer is never be happier than when he’s flying over the bushveld, the landscape beneath him a changing vista of colour and texture. It’s that view and the freedom to be able to climb in his plane and fly that’s kept him in the small town where he was born and raised. South Africa might be a rainbow nation but in the northern regions where neighbouring countries are far from liberal minded, prejudices and hatred bleed across the borders. Tyaan’s not in the closet, not really. Get him to the city and with his strong, silent routine he can pull a guy without even trying. He’s fine with that as long as they don’t press him into trying to see them again. It’s not like he wants a relationship. And just maybe when he gets home he’s hovering in the doorway of that closet, but he’s never met anyone worth taking the risk for.
The day he’s sent to Limpopo to collect Eric that all changes. He tries to bury the feelings of want that Eric conjures in him, but he can’t resist the bonds of friendship that forms between them.
As a zoologist Eric likes to think that he’s adept at anticipating how a creature will react in any given situation, and they don’t come any more beautiful and skittish than Tyaan. Despite Tyaan’s jittery behaviour Eric has a theory they could be good together but when things go catastrophically wrong it appears their relationship will remain a theory unproven.
Terrible Two’s by Megs Pritchard
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2khhLNe
Available on Kindle Unlimited
After leaving University, Zach struggled to find employment. When he eventually found work in a call centre, he was ecstatic.
But from day one he had a problem.
After an accidental run-in with the manager, Geoff, Zach was under no illusions that his days were numbered.
While dealing with his work issues, Zach is left devastated when his sister dies.
Now, struggling at work with a boss who may or may not like him, Zach is now raising his two young nephews alone.
One night, a chance encounter with Geoff changes everything.
But, when a problem occurs in work, is Geoff willing to stand by Zach or will he walk away?
Finding His Forever (Miami Homicide Series #5) by T. L. Hendrix
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2jtejLn
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Landon Cross loves working for the Miami homicide team. There was no better feeling when he and his partner Finn would take criminals and murderers off the streets. Sometimes his job took him to other states to track down a suspect that was on the run. This time Landon and Finn were going to New Orleans to track down a suspect in a robbery/murder case. After dealing with the murder of his suspect by a New Orleans gang, watching the interaction with a ‘narc’ and two crooked New Orleans detectives, Landon was ready to go back to Miami. He wanted nothing to do with what was going on in another state or a homicide department that he was not a part of. What Landon didn’t know was that the situation he left in New Orleans would follow him to Miami.
Gage Holden made a living being a go-go dancer. He started dancing in clubs to help pay for college and earn his degree in business. After he graduated, he continued to dance until he could save up enough money to buy his own house, and have a little money to fall back on while he looked for a job in the corporate world. Gage wanted to have a “normal” life. He wanted to find a man that he could have a future with. He was tired of hookups in the clubs and one night stands. That was part of his plan for moving on with his life goals as well.
After a night of intense sex, Landon and Gage hadn’t seen each other since then. One year later and a brief run in at the mall, they reconnect and go out on an actual date. After a New Year’s event in the park, Landon comes face to face with a woman he went out with once that turned into his stalker. Gage witnesses something that Landon swore wouldn’t interfere with their relationship and flees to the Turks & Caicos Islands. Gage’s heart was ripped out of his chest. Now, Landon has to find Gage and try to fix what has been broken.
Will Landon be able to go after him and fix things between them? Will Gage give in and give Landon a second chance? What will happen with the situation in New Orleans and the two crooked detectives? Can Landon keep Gage safe and protected? Will Landon finally find his forever with Gage?
The Virgin Incubus (Fangs, Fur and Fae Detective Agency #1) by Stephanie Hecht
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2jLRB1N
Born part human, part fairy, and part dark elf, the last thing Saint wants is to mix with the paranormal society at all. Sure, his partner in his detective agency is a werewolf. Saint has always overlooked that, since he and Bron had been friends for years.
Then, one day, Saint is confronted by a succubus. Her baby brother, Atticus, is in danger and needs to be rescued. Despite, his misgivings, Saint agrees to take the case. When they find the missing incubus, he has been starved, both of blood and sexual energy. Even though Saint thought he would never see it, Atticus is an incubus with a conscious, and doesn’t want to hurt others.
Saint finds he had a strong contact with the virgin incubus. Can Saint make Atticus save himself? Or will their love be doomed before it even has a chance to blossom?
Warlock’s Surprise (Warlocks # 2) by Erin M. Leaf
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2kabSiI
Leo thinks asking his soul-splice mate to marry him will be easy, but Dakota says no, again and again. When he finally capitulates, Leo believes happy ever after is in the cards, but Dakota isn’t feeling well, and meddling family members hijack their plans. Neither warlock wants the drama of a large ceremony, but the Conclave gets its way. Witches always do, after all.
When the eventful day arrives, neither man expects their old enemy to raise a demon from Hell to ruin their wedding. Witches can’t stand up to a demon, so the newly wed warlocks must save the day, but not before a surprise revelation leaves Dakota reeling.
Can Leo and Dakota survive a demon, witches, and a grandma intent on embarrassing them both as much as possible? Sadly, even magic can’t guarantee a happy ending…
Be Warned: MPREG, m/m sex, public exhibition
Reunited: A Rescued Hearts Novel by Felice Stevens
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2kNk5si
Ryder Daniels and Jason Mallory seem to have it all but even the most loving marriage takes work. Ryder's past leads him to remain silent yet resentful in the face of conflict while Jason strives to prove he can take care of his family without Ryder's wealth, even if it costs him precious time with his husband and daughter.
When a devastating illness leaves them shaken and helpless, Ryder is forced to face the one person he never thought to see again with a life or death request that even he isn't sure will be granted, but his decisions have far-reaching consequences. Believing he and Ryder have no secrets, Jason is distraught to discover otherwise, revealing yet another crack in their once-perfect relationship.
Adrift and uncertain, both struggle to hold onto a love previously thought unshakeable. A forbidden past is exposed, shocking Ryder to the core, but it means little without Jason by his side. Marriage is a partnership and both men must learn that only by working through their pain and heartbreak together can they achieve a lifetime of love.
Ardent by Heloise West
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2jxWFuB
In the village of Torrenta, master painter Morello has created a color that mimics the most expensive pigment of all, the crimson red. Master Zeno, from strife-ridden Medici Florence, tells him the color gives him a competitive advantage – but Morello must be careful. Fraud is ever-present in the dye and pigment markets.
As they work together in Torrenta, Morello falls hard for Zeno’s assistant, Benedetto Tagliaferro, a young man of uncommon beauty and intelligence. Benedetto is still fixed on his old lover, the master painter Leo Guisculo, and cannot return Morello’s affections.
But when Leo dies in a terrible accident, it’s to Morello that Zeno and Benedetto turn for help. And Morello soon finds that in Florence, every surface hides layers of intrigue.
New Addiction (Wingspan #1) by April Kelley
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2kXB6ju
The first time Caerwyn meets his mate, it ends with rejection, growling, and bear shifters…oh, my!
After his parents die in a tragic car accident, dragon shifter Caerwyn Lewis doesn’t know how to grieve properly, not that he really has time. He has siblings that are relying on him to pay off the debt their parents incurred on the farm. Also, he has a brother who isn’t taking their parents’ death well. The last thing he needs is a distraction, but that’s what he gets when his Alpha calls him in to help another neighboring shifter town. The distraction comes in the form of a handsome but grumpy bear shifter named Rory.
Teddy Bear (Team Paladin #4) by Keely Jakes
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Teddy’s in shock after being kidnapped. Even more so when the shifter side that's been dormant his entire life comes to life. At least his attraction to Dallas now makes perfect sense.
Dallas knows immediately that Teddy is his mate, but he doesn't push himself on the other man. Being a soldier who barely finished high school, he doesn't think he’s much of a catch, but he's the only one who can teach Teddy how to deal with his shifter side. A side Teddy never knew he had. But Teddy's also determined to return to his life in Chicago.
Can Teddy get a handle on being a shifter? Will Dallas and his bear be able to live in Chicago? Will Teddy change his mind about returning to Paladin?
Be Warned: glbt, m/m sex, public exhibition
The Worst Best Man by M.J. O’Shea
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2ktNYRx
It was her special day... but his worst nightmare.
A rekindled romance wasn’t part of the plan.
Despite his American background, August O’Leary is the most sought-after wedding planner in London. Naturally, Libby and Edward come to him for a wedding the city will never forget. But Edward is an international businessman, so the details are left to Libby and her best friend—who happens to be the love of August’s life and the one who broke his heart eight years ago: Christopher Burke.
How’s August supposed to pull off the event of the year with Christopher distracting him and old feelings crashing the party uninvited?
Christopher has let money and status dictate his life, but no more. His failure to stand up to others’ expectations cost him his future with August—one he hoped would include marriage. Now he has to face August’s hurt and anger and prove he’s still the best man to make August happy.
Pipelines in Paradise by Foster Bridget Cassidy
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2jX3MJ9
One is trying to heal a broken heart, the other, a broken family.
After separating from his partner of nine years, Palmer Simpson flees to the island of Oahu to pursue a carefree life of surfing. There, he meets Riku Usami, a more skilled surfer—but one with a bad attitude and a boatload of family drama. A contest between the two men leads to friendship and the possibility of something more meaningful. When a tsunami threatens the island, a friend is stranded out on the waters of the deadly Banzai Pipeline. Palmer and Riku must face the dangers of the barrel waves and the looming forces of nature in order to get their friend to safety. If they survive, they’ll have to contemplate what their future together will look like after the storm blows through.
States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.
Stealing Home by Tom Mendicino
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2jXg6JF
As young men on the cusp of life, Charlie Beresford and Kevin “KC” Conroy forged an unlikely friendship. Though the years have lead them down unexpected paths, the bonds of an enduring love will bring them back to where they have always belonged . . .In the summer before college, hauling furniture is the last thing Charlie Beresford wants do with his time. Then, Kevin Conroy—the Mighty KC—joins the moving crew. A star baseball player bound for the big leagues, Charlie is shocked when KC reveals another side of his jock persona—and suddenly, Charlie finds the long summer coming to a bittersweet end. But as Charlie moves on to Dartmouth, KC never makes it to the majors. He finds himself in Oregon, no longer defined by his physical gifts, but building a new life with new friends, and learning to play by the heart . . .
At twenty-two, Charlie has a degree in hand and an entry-level job in radio. But sometimes he feels like the only thing he learned in college was that he’s already made the biggest mistake of his life. So when he runs into his old high-school crush, he’s more than ready to make up for lost time, even if the odds are long. Because the one thing Charlie and KC know too well is that the only thing worse than striking out is never taking a chance at all . . .
Restoring the Dream by Robert L. Ramsay
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2jxZgVw
Marc meets Howard during his final year at graduate school. Howard is Marc’s dream of what a real man should look like: tall, dark and muscular. When Marc discovers that Howard shares his minority affectional orientation, the two men become lovers.
Upon graduation, they plan to escape prairie winters by moving from Winnipeg to Vancouver, British Columbia. They dream of their life on the coast: a house with an ocean view, skiing Grouse Mountain, and sailing the Salish Sea.
Marc successfully interviews for a teaching position on the coast. If Howard can land an engineering job, their dream will be realized.
Marc’s plans for a life with Howard are destroyed when Howard accepts an engineering position in Winnipeg. He cannot overcome the guilt instilled by his conservative religious upbringing, which tells him that men who love men will burn forever in hellfire.
Twenty-five years later, disillusioned with his lonely life on the coast, Marc returns to the prairies. He reconnects with his former lover, but learns that Howard, after recently undergoing reparative therapy, is about to marry a woman.
Will Marc win Howard back before he makes the biggest mistake of his life?
Orange and Mat (Bad Boys Need Love Too) by Angelique Voisen
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Tabby shifter Orange leads a double life. Kindergarten teacher by day, thief by night, Orange’s sick of juggling two lives. He wants to leave the life of crime behind and find a mate to settle with, but fate has other plans. A job gone wrong lands him in the path of a ferocious werebear, but Mal doesn't seem interested in turning him over to the cops.
Mal’s always been good at fighting and he’s done his share of bad deeds. He hates thieves, but there’s something about Orange he can’t ignore. His bear knows Orange is his to claim, mate, and love—but will Orange accept a man who isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty?
Kingsley (Kennedy Ink #2) by Jenny Wood
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I thought letting loose for a night would be a good thing. He was cute and lived close by, why not?
I didn't plan to fall for his boyfriend...
The boyfriend that I didn't know he had....
The boyfriend that caught us together, asleep on his couch....
The boyfriend that had cancer.
I also didn't expect to go back and explain myself the next day....
Or to run into him a few days later; seeing him sick and alone....
But I did...
I did all those things, and now the more time I spend with him,
the more time I want...
I just need him to stop pushing me away....
I need him to get better....
I need him to survive....
I just need him....
Kingsley's story is book #2 in this series of Kennedy Ink.
It contains strong language and adult situations.
(Don't worry. I'm a sucker for a happily ever after)
Shelton in Love by Dianne Hartsock
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Shelton is falling hard for his best friend and roommate, finding Nevil's dark good looks and moments of gentleness almost impossible to resist. But Nevil is more interested in affairs of the body than the heart. As Shelton's desire for the man grows, he wonders if he can change Nevil's mind. But does he even want to? Nevil might not stay, once he learns Shelton's secret, and then his loneliness would be complete.
The Fire Trilogy by RJ Scott
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The Fire Trilogy by RJ Scott includes all three books in one volume.
Kian is out for revenge, Darach wants his friends back, and Eoin is believed dead. These three friends, linked by blood, face a new world and find the kind of love they’d only ever dreamed about. With action, magic, adventure and guaranteed happy ever afters, follow their journey from their world to ours in the hope they can keep us safe.
Kian has crossed over from his world to ours to seek revenge. His plan is to kill the monster who murdered his Uncle. The same monster who used magic to escape to our world and is hiding here and growing in strength.
Regan Campbell is a hunter of Demons. The first son, of a first son, he is the one who protects this world from the monsters that no one else knows are here.
When Kian reaches this world, he knows Regan is the perfect man to fight alongside him, but Regan trusts no one.
It isn’t until they are facing death and a terrible evil that will be let loose, that Regan finally realises he can trust another...his fated partner, Kian.
Darach Gravenor is a keeper of blue Fire. He is alone in his world and he wants to rescue his friend Kian from the horrors of the Other World.
Ceithin Morgan is Cariad. Strong with Ancient magic he teaches Darach that not all children's fairy stories should be believed. Ceithin has his own reasons for helping Darach and shows Darach that there is magic that he never even knew existed.
They are living on borrowed time. Guardian knows what they are doing and he is coming for Ceithin. Darach and Ceithin have two choices -- do they run, or do they make their stand together?
Eoin is faced with the end of times.
With his friends at his side, can he rescue the prisoner that might hold the secrets to winning the battle between Cariad and City as well as the key to his heart?
His bond brothers, Kian and Darach, probably hate him for his necessary lie, two-thirds of the Council wants him dead, and the prisoner’s amber Fire is killing them both.
The third book in the Fire Trilogy discovers more old Guardians, ancient Cariad magik, and not least of all the other half of Eoin: Trystyn.
The Escort by Jeff Erno
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At twenty-five, Travis Sheppard knows all about taking care of himself. He’s been on his own since the age of seventeen, and he learned long ago how to use his assets and natural-born talent to get what he needs…and wants. Travis is a hustler, a male escort, and he caters to men of means who like to shower him with gifts and cash in exchange for his affection—sometimes for his mere presence.
When Travis accepts an overnight gig with a new client, he’s surprised by the fact the customer has pre-paid. When Travis arrives at the gentleman’s surprisingly modest home, he learns that his client is an accomplished, best-selling author. Darren, otherwise known as DJ Torrent, makes Travis a proposal. He wants Travis to accompany him to a gay literature conference. The catch is that for their five days together, Travis is to be more to Darren than just his escort. Darren wants Travis to pose as his husband.
Desert Ice by Rose Maefair
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Standing under the hot sun in the slave market, Wyl thought his fate couldn’t get worse. He’d been betrayed by his family, exiled, and sentenced to slavery in the desert lands where he doesn't know the language or the customs. Yet, as he faces the scrutiny of an interested buyer, Wyl realizes he was wrong. With an exchange of coins, he could go from life as a warrior and a prince to that of a pleasure slave.
Lysander finds the stench of the slave-trading city almost unbearable. He longs for the quiet shelter of his home. Yet, Steed’s Hold is under siege and he has come to the city to find a warrior willing to fight for the cost of his freedom. However, Lysander does not expect to find the handsome Northerner or the new desires he sparks inside of Lysander. He also does not expect the terrible stipulation attached to the man’s sale, one that would demand a heavy price of them both.
Lysander is a mage more used to commanding earth, metal, and wood than people. How is he to be master of a slave and the slave’s desire, when Lysander hasn’t fully mastered his own?
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