Cardeno C.

Cardeno C.—CC to friends—is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset. Cardeno feels that characters write their own stories and just hopes to find enough time to get those stories on the page.

 

Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”

 

You can learn more about Cardeno’s writing at http://www.cardenoc.com/.

2012 Advent Calendar Full Set - Evergreen
Release Date: December 01, 2012

When it comes to romance, ageless images are carried forever in your heart: A candle in the window burning bright. Warmth billowing from an old stone hearth. Snowflakes falling from the night sky under a full moon. Twinkle lights glinting in a lover’s eyes.

Romance during the winter holid...
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2012 Daily Dose Full Set - Time Is Eternity
Release Date: June 01, 2012

Millennia, centuries, decades, years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds... if it’s a love for the ages, then past, present, or future has no meaning. In these stories, time travel—forward or backward, for an instant or for a lifetime—is the way to fulfilling romance. The Time Is Eternity Daily D...
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2013 Advent Calendar Full Set - Heartwarming
Release Date: December 01, 2013

The holidays bring first dates, new love, reunions, and a renewal of devotion to a relationship. Romance can warm even the most cynical or sad of hearts, and these stories will get you in the mood for love. Your Christmas present to yourself!

Holiday reading fun! Heartwarming is a package...
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2013 Daily Dose Full Set - Make a Play
Release Date: June 01, 2013

Nothing fires the blood like a little friendly competition. Anything from a meeting of the minds to full-body contact, these men are making a play. There are no losers in the game of love.

Over 1,500 pages of fiction selling individually for a total $80.20 or as a bulk package for $54.99....
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2014 Daily Dose Delivery Package - Mended
Release Date: June 01, 2014

Life comes with a bit of hurt, but luckily for these men, it also comes with the right amount of comfort to mend their breaks, both of the body and the heart. From facing deranged exes to economic trials, the men in these tales have faced trial by fire--or in some cases water--for the right to love ...
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À la croisee de nos chemins by Cardeno C. French Translation
Release Date: June 05, 2012

Jake Owens est un homme agressif, rude et courageux. C'est un ancien héro du football universitaire reconverti en policier. Nate Richardson, son meilleur ami depuis toujours, est tout son contraire : posé, calme et d'une grande gentillesse. C'est un brillant médecin qui a très tôt admis son...
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Amor a Primera Vista by Cardeno C. Spanish Translation
Release Date: December 04, 2012

Uno Libro en la Saga Home

¿Crees en el amor a primera vista? Jonathan sí: en cuanto vio al deslumbrante David desde lejos, se quedó enganchado, pero David desapareció antes de que pudieran conocerse.

Más de tres años después, Jonathan tuvo una segunda oportunidad,...
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Amore a Prima Vista by Cardeno C. Italian Translation
Release Date: August 14, 2012

Credete nell'amore a prima vista? Jonathan sì. Dal momento in cui intravede il bellissimo David da lontano ne rimane catturato, ma David sparisce prima che riescano a conoscersi.

Più di tre anni più tardi, Jonathan ha una seconda possibilità. Lui e David, finalmente, s’incontrano facci...
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Control by Cardeno C. & Mary Calmes eBook
Release Date: April 18, 2014

Vy Aleknos is the leader of a hawk shifter flock. Openly gay since he was a teen, Vy is proud and self-assured on the outside, while secretly worrying he’ll be forced to spend his life alone because two males can’t be mates. When bear shifter Robert Cimino appears in Vy’s small town, Vy realizes his...
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Control by Cardeno C. & Mary Calmes Paperback
Release Date: April 18, 2014

Vy Aleknos is the leader of a hawk shifter flock. Openly gay since he was a teen, Vy is proud and self-assured on the outside, while secretly worrying he’ll be forced to spend his life alone because two males can’t be mates. When bear shifter Robert Cimino appears in Vy’s small town, Vy realizes his...
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Cos’è la Verità by Cardeno C. Italian Translation
Release Date: December 31, 2013

Un Libro della Serie Home

Ben Forman ha nascosto la sua vera identità sessuale per così tanto tempo da convincersi di essere eterosessuale. Ma il suo treno pieno di negazione deraglia quando Micah Trains, avvocato di successo, entra nella sua vita. Micah è intelligente, d...
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De Nuevo En Casa by Cardeno C. Spanish Translation
Release Date: January 15, 2013

Uno Libro en la Saga Home

Noah Forman se despertó en un hospital sin poder recordar cómo había llegado allí. Logró mantenerse calmado ante el hecho de que el hombre que amaba desde que era niño, su pareja Clark Lehman, estaba de camino. Pero cuando por fin llegó Clark, Noah ...
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Donde termina él y empiezo yo by Cardeno C. Spanish Translation
Release Date: March 06, 2012

Uno Libro en la Saga Home

Jake Owens, agresivo, duro, franco y valiente, era un héroe del fútbol americano convertido en Policía. Nate Richardson, su mejor amigo de toda la vida, es pensativo, tranquilo y amable, un médico brillante que siempre supo quién era y que Jake era ...
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Dove lui finisce ed io comincio by Cardeno C. Italian Translation
Release Date: March 06, 2012

Jake Owens, aggressivo, fisico, schietto e coraggioso, è un campione di football diventato poliziotto. Nate Richardson, il suo migliore amico da sempre, è riflessivo, calmo e gentile, un medico geniale che ha sempre avuto coscienza di sé e che ha sempre saputo che Jake è l'amore della sua vita - ...
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Eight Days by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: December 01, 2012

Maccabe Fried and Josh Segal have nothing in common, but they’ve been friends forever. Maccabe is an athlete with dreams of playing professional baseball. Josh is a good student with dreams of being with Maccabe. Then both dreams come true.

Maccabe and Josh fall into a passionate long-dis...
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Él me complementa by Cardeno C. Spanish Translation
Release Date: January 28, 2014

Uno Libro en la Saga Home

Ni siquiera el funeral de su madre lograría convencer al autoproclamado juerguista Zach Johnson para dejar de lado sus maneras extravagantes y pensar en establecerse. Él era quien era y nadie lograría cambiarlo. Pero cuando conoció a Aaron Pauls...
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Grand Adventures eBook
Release Date: March 31, 2014

On September 1, 2011, TJ Klune wrote, "...it's not about the ending, it's about the journey..." in a review of Eric Arvin's Woke Up in a Strange Place. With those words, two men began a journey of love and invited us to ride along. TJ and Eric have shared so much with us: their won...
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Grand Adventures Paperback
Release Date: March 31, 2014

On September 1, 2011, TJ Klune wrote, "...it's not about the ending, it's about the journey..." in a review of Eric Arvin's Woke Up in a Strange Place. With those words, two men began a journey of love and invited us to ride along. TJ and Eric have shared so much with us: their won...
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He Completes Me by Cardeno C. Audiobook
Release Date: November 03, 2012

A Book in the Home Series

Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to put aside his flamboyant ways or even think about settling down. He is who he is, and no one can make him change. But when he meets Aaron Paulson, his brother's b...
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He Completes Me by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: March 21, 2011

A Book in the Home Series

Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to put aside his flamboyant ways or even think about settling down. He is who he is, and no one can make him change. But when he meets Aaron Paulson, his brother's b...
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He Completes Me by Cardeno C. Paperback
Release Date: March 21, 2011

A Book in the Home Series

Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to put aside his flamboyant ways or even think about settling down. He is who he is, and no one can make him change. But when he meets Aaron Paulson, his brother's b...
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Home Again & A Shot at Forgiveness by Cardeno C. Paperback
Release Date: January 10, 2014

Home Again
Noah Forman wakes up in a hospital and can’t remember how he got there. He holds it together, taking comfort in the fact that the man he has loved since childhood, his partner, Clark Lehman, is on his way. But when Clark finally arrives, Noah is horrified to discover ...
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Home Again by Cardeno C. Audiobook
Release Date: September 17, 2012

A Book in the Home Series

Noah Forman wakes up in a hospital and can’t remember how he got there. He holds it together, taking comfort in the fact that the man he has loved since childhood, his partner, Clark Lehman, is on his way. But when Clark finally arrives, Noah is hor...
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Home Again by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: February 16, 2011

A Book in the Home Series

Noah Forman wakes up in a hospital and can’t remember how he got there. He holds it together, taking comfort in the fact that the man he has loved since childhood, his partner, Clark Lehman, is on his way. But when Clark finally arrives, Noah is hor...
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In Another Life by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: December 01, 2013

At age 18, Shiloh Raben is tired. He no longer has the energy to deal with mean classmates, inner doubt, and fear of familial rejection, so he takes a razor to his wrist. When he wakes up in the hospital, Shiloh meets Travis Kahn, the EMT who saved him and didn’t leave his side.

Travis i...
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Just What the Truth Is by Cardeno C. Audiobook
Release Date: October 10, 2012

A Book in the Home Series

Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he’s convinced himself he’s actually straight. But his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, and determined... and he just assumes Ben’s ...
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Just What the Truth Is by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: October 11, 2011

A Book in the Home Series

Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he’s convinced himself he’s actually straight. But his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, and determined... and he just assumes Ben’s ...
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Just What the Truth Is by Cardeno C. Paperback
Release Date: October 11, 2011

A Book in the Home Series

Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he’s convinced himself he’s actually straight. But his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, and determined... and he just assumes Ben’s ...
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Love at First Sight by Cardeno C. Audiobook
Release Date: October 10, 2012

A Book in the Home Series

Do you believe in love at first sight? Jonathan does: the moment he glimpsed the striking David from afar, he was hooked, but David disappeared before they could meet.

More than three years later, Jonathan gets a second chance—he and Davi...
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Love at First Sight by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: July 11, 2011

A Book in the Home Series

Do you believe in love at first sight? Jonathan does: the moment he glimpsed the striking David from afar, he was hooked, but David disappeared before they could meet.

More than three years later, Jonathan gets a second chance—he and Davi...
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Love at First Sight by Cardeno C. Paperback
Release Date: July 11, 2011

A Book in the Home Series

Do you believe in love at first sight? Jonathan does: the moment he glimpsed the striking David from afar, he was hooked, but David disappeared before they could meet.

More than three years later, Jonathan gets a second chance—he and Davi...
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Lui mi completa by Cardeno C. Italian Translation
Release Date: April 16, 2013

Un Libro della Serie Home

Nemmeno il funerale di sua madre riesce a convincere l’auto proclamato festaiolo Zach Johnson a mettere da parte il suo essere appariscente e a sistemarsi. Lui è ciò che è e nessuno lo farà cambiare. Ma quando incontra Aaron Paulson, il migliore ami...
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Marriage - A Home Series Celebration by Cardeno C.
Release Date: June 26, 2013

Join the characters from the Home series in celebrating marriage equality. Each chapter in this minianthology updates readers on the lives of a couple and shares their reaction to the United States Supreme Court decision regarding DOMA....
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Mein Ein und Alles by Cardeno C. German Translation
Release Date: April 08, 2014

Ein Buch der Serie Home

Selbst die Beerdigung seiner Mutter ist für den selbsternannten Partyboy Zach Johnson kein Grund, seine extravagante Art aufzugeben oder gar darüber nachzudenken, solide zu werden. Er ist, wie er ist, und niemand kann ihn dazu zwingen, sich zu ände...
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More Than Everything by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: November 04, 2013

A Book in the Family Series

As a teenager, Charlie "Chase" Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door. Charlie thinks he's living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way. But his dreams are dashed when Sco...
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More Than Everything by Cardeno C. Paperback
Release Date: November 04, 2013

A Book in the Family Series

As a teenager, Charlie "Chase" Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door. Charlie thinks he's living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way. But his dreams are dashed when Sco...
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The One Who Saves Me by Cardeno C. Audiobook
Release Date: June 01, 2013

A Book in the Home Series

At fourteen, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences as friends, learning and experimen...
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The One Who Saves Me by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: November 12, 2012

A Book in the Home Series

At fourteen, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences as friends, learning and experimen...
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The One Who Saves Me by Cardeno C. Paperback
Release Date: November 12, 2012

A Book in the Home Series

At fourteen, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences as friends, learning and experimen...
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Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: May 05, 2014

Hollywood royalty Jeremy Jameson has lived a sheltered life with music as his sole focus and only friend. Before embarking on yet another international concert tour, he wanders into a bar in what he considers the middle of nowhere and meets a man who wins him over with his friendly smile and easy-go...
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Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C. Paperback
Release Date: May 05, 2014

Hollywood royalty Jeremy Jameson has lived a sheltered life with music as his sole focus and only friend. Before embarking on yet another international concert tour, he wanders into a bar in what he considers the middle of nowhere and meets a man who wins him over with his friendly smile and easy-go...
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Places in Time by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: June 01, 2012

Actor Ethan Baker was voted the “Sexiest Man Alive” two times, but that doesn’t stop his girlfriend from breaking up with him. As he has for years, Ethan turns to Jude Harrison, his best friend and the one “forever” person in his life. What should have been a short trip to reach Jude turns into an u...
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Ritorno a casa by Cardeno C. Italian Translation
Release Date: September 11, 2012

Noah Forman si sveglia in un ospedale e non ricorda come ci è arrivato. Tiene duro, traendo conforto dal fatto che l'uomo che ha amato sin dall’adolescenza, il suo compagno Clark Lehman, lo stia per raggiungere. Ma quando Clark finalmente arriva, Noah è sconvolto perché scopre di non ricordare nu...
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A Shot at Forgiveness by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: June 01, 2013

A dozen years, two thousand miles, and a law degree after high school, Rafi Steiner continues to harbor resentment toward Isaac Jones, his childhood bully turned NBA star. When Isaac appears at Rafi’s favorite restaurant acting like a long-lost friend, Rafi bluntly dismisses him.

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Something in the Way He Needs by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: February 25, 2013

A Book in the Family Series

Police captain Asher Penaz’s staunch professionalism bleeds into his home life, down to his neatly pressed attire and spartan apartment. He enjoys being the man in charge, and leather bars satisfy his need for dominance—so his sudden and powerful ...
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Something in the Way He Needs by Cardeno C. Paperback
Release Date: February 25, 2013

A Book in the Family Series

Police captain Asher Penaz’s staunch professionalism bleeds into his home life, down to his neatly pressed attire and spartan apartment. He enjoys being the man in charge, and leather bars satisfy his need for dominance—so his sudden and powerful ...
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Strong Enough by Cardeno C. eBook
Release Date: August 30, 2013

A Book in the Family Series

When twenty-two-year-old Emilio Sanchez sees handsome Spencer Derdinger walking by his construction site, Emilio makes it his goal to seduce the shy professor. Getting Spencer into bed isn’t difficult, but Emilio soon learns that earning the tru...
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Strong Enough by Cardeno C. Paperback
Release Date: August 30, 2013

A Book in the Family Series

When twenty-two-year-old Emilio Sanchez sees handsome Spencer Derdinger walking by his construction site, Emilio makes it his goal to seduce the shy professor. Getting Spencer into bed isn’t difficult, but Emilio soon learns that earning the tru...
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