By Brian Rowe
Ryan is lonely, down-on-his-luck, and stranded in the wilds of Reno, Nevada, for New Year’s Eve. All he wants is someone special to share his evening with. Then he meets Landon, a hottie he’s chatted up online, in the flesh, and suddenly Ryan’s night isn’t so bleak. In fact, he starts hoping that maybe, with a little bit of luck and some New Year’s Eve magic, there might be enough spark between them to last through to the next year and beyond.
By Mary Calmes
Charlie Ryder has a colorful past, painful memories, and an embarrassing secret. After three years working for Leo Foster’s construction company, Charlie’s worst fears are realized, and Leo finds out what Charlie has worked so hard to hide. When Leo meets the revelation with absolute love and acceptance, Leo has to trust that Charlie’s love isn’t just gratitude, and Charlie has to learn to trust again, period. It’s going to take a lot of work for these two men to get any closer.
By Alix Bekins
Merrick and his boyfriend Roberto have been together long enough that they know all about each others’ pasts. But there’s a vast world of difference between knowing and experiencing it firsthand. When the two are visiting LA for Roberto’s ex-boyfriend Paul’s art opening, a mostly unplanned threesome takes on some BDSM elements Merrick hadn’t quite prepared for. With Roberto’s and Paul’s loving hands to guide him, Merrick begins to explore a new erotic world.
By Bryl R. Tyne
Production Super Mark Hicks just wants to get through each day with zero safety violations. But the newspaper’s lead pressman, Ben Moody, wants to get through the day without taking orders from Mark. Stubborn, broad-chested, and respected by his men, Ben is in demand and always in control—and that’s what irks Mark about the arrogant, blue-collar Ben. Not that Mark can’t stop dreaming of spending his nights beneath that hard muscled body, completely at Ben’s mercy.
By Lou Harper
Lucas and Julian were childhood friends, but when bachelor party hijinks landed them in bed together, no one was more surprised than Lucas. That one night turned into a full-blown hidden affair—until the openly gay Julian couldn’t stand being Lucas’s dirty little secret anymore. After two years of missing his best friend and lover, Lucas finds himself desperate to convince Julian that his love really does blaze as bright and as proud as the fireworks on the Fourth of July!
By Riley Shane
Chase Larkspur is a rodeo cowboy who likes a good ride…as long as he’s the one calling the shots. Alex Dawson is a bull rider who tests every limit Chase has ever set. The passion between them burns bright and hot, until Alex grows tired of keeping their relationship a secret—and of being the one who’s always ridden. Alex lays down an ultimatum, and then the rest is up to Chase. Does Chase let the best thing in his life run away to the family ranch, or is he brave enough to chase Alex down?
Cherries on Top
By Rowan McAllister
Six months after the end of an abusive relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Craig finally finds someone he’s attracted to. It doesn’t bother him that Doug is a man, much less a player. What matters is that he’s a perfect candidate for a no-strings-attached night that just might help Craig prove to himself that he’s not as broken as he fears.
One night—that’s all it was supposed to be. But one night turns into yearning, turns into e-mailing, turns into communicating, turns into Doug hoping against hope that Craig might feel the same frightening attachment that he feels, pretty please? With cherries on top?
By Shae Connor
Darren Lowell and Nathan Thomas are at loose ends in the Windy City. Darren came to visit his boyfriend, but after one too many insults, he dumped the conceited jerk and is taking some time to clear his head. Nathan just left the military and has a few days free before settling down into civilian life and beginning the job-search grind. A chance meeting in a hotel lobby that progresses into a spectacular night will make Chicago a whole lot more interesting for them both. Chicago may not just be a brief stop on their journeys—it could be the starting point for a passionate new future.
City of Gold
By L.J. LaBarthe
Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, 1131 AD
Gallienus has spent his life in service of his country, and now his scarred body is no longer up for the fight. Assigned to work the gates of Constantinople, he is charged with examining the cargo brought into the city from all over the world. Misahuen is part of the merchant train bringing wares from the Silk Road to trade, but it’s not Misahuen’s cargo that interests the wounded soldier. Gallienus thought his heart was too battered to love anything but his country. Does he have the courage to dream of a future beyond service to the City of Gold?
Crossroads in Blood
By Ariel Tachna
Facing the Germans outside Amiens, Denis was prepared for the possibility he wouldn't survive the battle. Shot and left for dead, he didn't expect to open his eyes to a vampire offering him a chance at a different existence. Now newly turned, the hunger for blood grows insistent, but an instinct Denis doesn’t understand presses him to make the right choice for feeding, not the most expedient one. Which will Noël prove to be: a temporary succor or the companion of a lifetime?
By Dawn Douglas
After an accidental brush with fame while working a high-profile serial murder case, forensic anthropologist Dr. David Holt is sent on a lecture junket to pass the time until media interest in his work dies down. More tired and grouchy than a true misanthrope, his patience is stretched to the breaking point by the end of the circuit. Then David meets Matthew Carter, who stumbles into his lecture both late and disheveled. However, the young man’s determination to befriend his idol and his enthusiasm for the subject reminds David that sometimes life sends good things your way when you least expect them.
by Monika Krasnorada
Dr. Andy Jameson considers the job of team physician for a regional college football team to be the perfect prelude to a specialized residency. But tending to injuries suffered during the brutal, full-contact sport is nothing compared to the injury he inflicts upon himself by falling in love with the ruggedly handsome head coach, Erik Sheridan. Andy’s content to love from afar until he literally sees the writing on the wall—a message hastily scrawled on the coach’s bathroom mirror—and realizes his last night on the job could be just the beginning of a life with the man he loves.
Hairy, Horny, and Over Here
By JL Merrow
Photographer Ethan is pretty sure there’s no such thing as a jackalope—every bunny he’s ever seen has been a cute little furry thing, not a dangerous, horned beastie. But somehow he finds himself
dragged into Parkhurst Forest to look for them by big, tough hunter Logan, who drives Ethan mad with continual comments about his “daintiness.” When the jackalopes lure Logan away, however, Ethan is left to the mercies of an escaped convict from the local prison. Rescue comes from an unexpected source—and Ethan discovers the true reason for Logan's personal remarks!
Happy Birthday to Me
By Anne Tenino
James doesn’t usually remember things like birthdays, but his boyfriend Matt doesn’t mind, because he knows how much he means to James. Today is the special day, though, and Matt’s going to get what he really wants: a spanking. But the surprise birthday party that follows brings out an unusually dominant and possessive side of James, who seems to be feeling insecure. Matt decides something has to be done—and what better day for a grand gesture of love?
How Can Love Be Wrong?
By B.G. Thomas
As a teenage boy, Clay finds love for the first time with his best friend, Matthew—a love shattered by Matthew’s guilt and religious dogma. Later, as a young man, Clay is blessed with the love of a woman, a close companion who accepts him for who he is even though he can never give her the devotion she deserves in return. But Clay might be able to put his guilt and disappointment behind him—if he can learn to accept love from an unexpected source.
By Clare London
Elliot didn’t know that offering to help his sister get over her broken love affair would mean attending a speed-dating evening at the local hotel in their quaint English town. Obviously, as a gay man, he’s not the target group, and there’s nothing for him there except cheap wine and uncomfortable chairs. But when hotel manager Alexsy sits down opposite him and offers an evening of a very different kind than Elliot expected, Elliot’s tempted to try something for the very first time in his life—the tantalizing adventure of a one-night stand.
By Jeanette Grey
Between taking care of his dying father and putting himself through college, David Mackenzie is approaching his breaking point. A twenty-year-old virgin, he doesn’t have the time or energy to date or socialize. When his father agrees to try medicinal marijuana as a treatment option, David meets an attractive, outgoing young man named Zev, who becomes the friend David never realized he needed. David’s father is nearing the end of his life, and Zev is becoming far more than a shoulder to lean on—he might be David’s first opportunity to embrace life and let go.
Maybe With a Chance of Certainty
By John Goode
Kyle has worked hard at being the invisible student, toiling through high school and life in the middle of Nowhere, Texas. Brad is the baseball star at Foster High. Both boys are damaged in ways that the rest of the world can’t see. When they bond over a night of history tutoring, can they discover the pieces in each other that will mend what is broken?
The Moon House
By Ryssa Edwards
Jace may not know where he’s going, but he knows he has to escape. He’s still looking for a destination when he meets Samson, a carnival strong man, at the state fair. The way Samson wields the hammer makes Jace weak in the knees, yet he’s scared stiff—all over—when he’s singled out of the crowd. Soon Jace finds out that carnival games are not the only things Samson wants to show him. The night ahead seems like a dream. Will Jace finally find his way home?
The One That Counts
By Chrissy Munder
When Rob Gentner’s father dies, his partner David sees an opportunity to shed some light on a past Rob rarely talks about. Standing in front of the family-owned Laundromat that was a major part of his upbringing, Rob finally shares the story of the summer of his first year of college, the beginning of his self-acceptance and life as a gay man. Finally David can understand the circumstances that made Rob the man he loves today—and they both decide that while first times will always be remembered, the last times are the ones that count.
Our Last Date
By Kristen Wyatt
It’s a question every couple answers at some point: “How did you guys meet?” Yet it takes Jon Nunez by surprise when his twelve-year-old daughter, Lizzie, nonchalantly asks for the story of his first date with his partner, Nate. Jon takes his family through his memory of that first day—through the hangover, the carnival, the certainty that he could never fall for someone like Nate... and how Nate managed to unsettle everything Jon thought he knew in the course of a single afternoon.
By Lydia Nyx
When aspiring rock guitarist Turner Watts meets Luca Kennedy, the lead singer of a band named Salto, he finally gets his lucky break. Luca is a small man with a huge personality: enigmatic, eccentric, beautiful—and reckless. When one of Luca’s daredevil stunts goes awry, Turner has to hope he can convince his friend to stop endangering his life and take a new kind of risk—one that will enhance life rather than endanger it.
Story of Scars
By K.R. Foster
Detective Derek Morrison is the best there is at undercover work. Then he gets shot by a rookie cop with twitchy hands. That one event costs him a year of undercover work and his job, leaving him with a debilitating injury. But maybe one good thing can come of losing everything he knew. Ian O’Callaghan, owner of Derek’s favorite pub, has waited over a decade for a chance at Derek, and now that Derek’s no longer a cop, the time may finally be right for a little romance.
Talk to Me
By K.C. Beaumont
All Patrick Hinsen wants is a little action, a little release, and a little bit of courage to approach the new guy in Human Resources. Instead of hitting the bar, he decides to give anonymous phone sex a try, thinking nothing of envisioning Carter, the smooth talker on the other end of the line, as the new HR guy. It’s all fun and games until it starts affecting his work. Finding himself drifting off in sexy fantasies at the office is bad enough. It’s downright crazy when he learns that the hot new HR rep’s name is Robert Carter. When Patrick finally invites Robert out to a hockey game, the similarities start stacking up—and their fledgling relationship may flounder when the coincidences become too numerous to ignore.
By Tia Fielding
Pub owner Sam and detective Jared have been together long enough to know each other through and through, so when the usually wordy Jared sends a clipped text message to Sam saying he’ll be late, Sam knows something’s wrong. If Jared is in a foul mood and wrapped up in a case that’s gone to court, he’ll be insufferable for who knows how long! Without some serious unwinding, their upcoming anniversary celebration might be ruined, so Sam plans something completely different for the evening: a foray that will take their lovemaking farther than ever before. With some luck and a little gentle coaxing, Jared should be unwound in no time.
Up at the Cottage
By G.P. Keith
Mark is looking forward to a dreamy summer at the cottage on the lake before leaving home to attend college in the city. To his dismay, he discovers his parents’ best friends will be there—with their son, Tom—and Mark’s parents want the two young men to open the cottage themselves, preparing it for their parents’ arrival a week later.
Mark and Tom haven’t seen each other for years, but they have a week to get reacquainted. Mark remembers Tom as the bane of his childhood summers—a rowdy, energetic kid whose idea of fun was directly opposite his own bookish, imaginative interests. For Mark these seven days hold the potential for a number of firsts: his first post-high school friendship, first sexual experiences, and maybe, if he’s lucky, his first love. But for these to happen, he must first challenge the prejudices he’s carried since childhood.
By Michael Gouda
It’s a bitterly cold Saturday evening when Michael Duggan, RAF aircraftsman second class, meets Jim Ross on a train station platform. Together they experience life in the forces—including a near-miss with death when their bombing range is destroyed by American “friendly fire.” After being split up by the subsequent disbanding of their unit, they are reunited just in time for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II—and decide to have a celebration of their own.
We’re Both Straight, Right?
By Jamie Fessenden
Zack and Larry have been best friends since middle school and are now college roommates. But when Larry hears that other guys they know are getting paid to have gay sex on camera, he convinces Zack that they could pick up some quick, easy cash by being in one of these films… together.
If Zack thinks making a gay porn film with his best friend is disturbing, he is absolutely horrified when Larry proposes they “rehearse” for the film so they won’t be nervous in front of the director. As the they fumble their way through a checklist of sexual positions and acts, Zack finds himself seeing Larry in an entirely new light—a very sexy new light, and possibly a romantic one, as well. But does Larry feel the same? Or is this all for easy money?
What Happened to Larry Alan?
By Dawn Kimberly Johnson
Judson Heart, like all of us, has some regrets. Not his job: he writes for a daily newspaper. Maybe his introspection: he eats lunch alone. Definitely his timing: he hasn’t had much luck in the love department. With his ten-year reunion approaching, those regrets intensify as he begins to recall a turbulent final year of high school. But with the help of three elderly, mystical strangers and a surprising assignment to interview a prison inmate, Jud may get the chance to make some changes. All he needs to do is find out what happened to Larry Alan.
Winner Takes It All
By R. Cooper
James Morgan is the marshal of a small town in the Old West, troubled by his past and haunted by feelings for a roving, storytelling gambler named Matt Dixon. It’s a dangerous time and place to be interested in men, and Morgan has spent too long denying that part of himself to risk everything on someone as untrustworthy as a gambler. But Matt has been chasing after Morgan for too long to let him get away now. As far as he’s concerned, the game they are playing is winner takes all, and a good card player holds onto a winning hand with everything he has. He just needs to convince Morgan to trust him so they can both take home the prize.