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Un cuore di vetro

Avvocati innamorati
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Avvocati innamorati

La paura di essere come il padre fedifrago ha portato l’avvocato Asher Caldwell a costruire una barriera attorno al proprio cuore. Riuscirà l’ex procuratore distrettuale Zach Richardson ad abbattere quei muri per liberare l’uomo passionale che si nasconde dietro allo stacanovista con la fobia di impegnarsi. Oppure sarà la gelosia di Zach a distruggere ciò che stanno cercando di costruire?

Una nuova vita e un nuovo amore: è quello che Zach spera di trovare quando lascia l’ufficio del procuratore distrettuale e permette agli amici di trasformarlo. Ma l’esperimento sarà riuscito? Il suo nuovo aspetto attira l’attenzione di Asher Caldwell, il suo capo. Zach ha una cotta segreta per lui e un incontro fortuito porta a un gioco di seduzione, e a uno scambio di identità. Purtroppo, e con orrore, Zach scopre che l’uomo lo credeva un escort a pagamento. Asher, dal canto suo, è mortificato di aver fatto sesso con un dipendente. Ciò nonostante, la notte passata insieme ha significato molto per entrambi, tanto che vogliono provare a frequentarsi. C’è una possibilità che la loro storia d’amore funzioni, ma Zach dovrà convincersi che ad Asher basterà l’amore di un solo uomo e imparare a fidarsi di lui… e Asher dovrà imparare a fidarsi di sé stesso.

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Amors Pfeile

Verliebte Anwälte

Die erfolgreichen Anwälte Dane Coulter und Cal Monroe sind Rivalen im Gerichtssaal und Freunde hinter den Kulissen. Doch können sie mehr sein?

Cal hat immer heimlich nach Dane geschmachtet. Allerdings verdrängt Dane seine Homosexualität so sehr, dass er nicht mal zugeben kann, dass er möglicherweise schwul ist. Sein Vater, ein fanatischer Homophober, regiert die Familie mit eiserner Hand und drängt Dane zu einer Verlobung – mit einer Frau. Um seine Mutter zu schützen, stimmt Dane zu. Für Cal bringt die Sache jedoch das Fass zum Überlaufen.

Er kann nicht zulassen, dass Dane einen Fehler macht, der sein gesamtes restliches Leben ruiniert und kennt nur einen todsicheren Weg, damit Dane sich eingesteht, wie es in seinem Herzen aussieht. Seinem Freund seine Gefühle zu offenbaren, könnte jedoch nach hinten losgehen und einen Keil zwischen sie treiben. Und selbst dann ist es Dane, der die Entscheidung treffen muss: Das Leben zu leben, das sein Vater von ihm erwartet oder alles, was er hat, für die Chance auf Glück in Cals Armen aufzugeben.

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Avvocati innamorati

Gli avvocati di successo Dane Coulter e Cal Monroe sono rivali in tribunale e amici nella vita privata. Ma potrebbero essere qualcosa di più?

Cal ha da sempre una cotta per Dane, che però non è dichiarato e fatica persino ad ammettere di essere gay. Suo padre, un omofobo violento che controlla la famiglia con il pugno di ferro, obbliga Dane a fidanzarsi con una donna. Lui acconsente per mantenere la quiete e proteggere la madre, ma per Cal è la goccia che fa traboccare il vaso.

Non può permettere che l’amico faccia un errore che potrebbe rovinargli la vita, e solo lui conosce un modo infallibile per fargli ammettere cosa si cela nel suo cuore. Ma confessare i propri sentimenti gli si potrebbe ritorcere contro, incrinando in modo irreparabile il loro rapporto. Toccherà comunque a Dane scegliere se vivere la vita che vuole suo padre oppure rinunciare a tutto quello che ha per essere felice tra le braccia di Cal.

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Avocats amoureux

Les célèbres avocats Dane Coulter et Cal Monroe sont rivaux au tribunal et amis en coulisses. Mais pourront-ils être davantage ?

Cal en a toujours pincé pour Dane, mais celui-ci est si profondément dans le placard qu’il ne peut même pas admettre la possibilité d’être gay. Son père, un homophobe enragé qui dirige sa famille d’une main de fer, force Dane à se fiancer… à une femme. Dane entre dans son jeu pour maintenir la paix et protéger sa mère, mais pour Cal, c’est la goutte qui fait déborder le vase.

Il ne peut pas laisser Dane commettre une erreur qui pourrait gâcher le reste de sa vie et il ne connaît qu’un seul moyen infaillible de lui faire admettre ce qui se trouve dans son cœur. Mais déclarer ses sentiments à son ami pourrait mal tourner, creusant un fossé entre eux. Et même ainsi, le choix doit venir de Dane : vivre la vie que son père désire ou abandonner tout ce qu’il a pour avoir une chance de bonheur dans les bras de Cal.

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Le feu sous la braise

Dreamspun Desires (Français)

Les enjeux sont élevés et la chaleur monte.

Beau Walker, propriétaire du Barbecue Shack, a besoin de l’aide de Jake Parnell, ancien rival dont il est secrètement amoureux, pour une compétition télévisée de barbecue. Beau est un homme fier, mais l’enjeu est de taille, et le sexy et intelligent Jake est son seul espoir, même si sa présence réveille en lui l’attirance contre laquelle il lutte depuis des années. 

Jake a quitté sa ville natale, déterminé à se construire une vie dans un endroit où sa sexualité ne fera pas de tort au restaurant familial – et loin du canon obstiné Beau Walker. À la mort de son frère jumeau, Josh, Jake revient pour soutenir la femme et les enfants de ce dernier. Malgré ses réserves, il accepte d’affronter Beau sur une chaîne de télévision nationale. 

Entre stress et chagrin, fierté et résolution, une seule chose est certaine : la chaleur entre Beau et Jake s’étend bien au-delà de la cuisine. 

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Avocats amoureux

Une occasion inattendue se présente pour le timide avocat Kevin Anderson quand il tire le nom du bel avocat Erik Wilson pour l’échange secret de cadeaux de Noël de leur cabinet. Kevin se languit de son ami depuis longtemps, mais il craint de ruiner leur relation de travail si Erik ne lui rend pas ses sentiments. L’anonymat de l’échange lui donnant la chance de lui faire savoir que quelqu’un est intéressé, Kevin transforme donc le cadeau en jeu : douze jours de présents, chacun plus suggestif, se terminant par une rencontre au réveillon – s’il trouve le courage d’aller jusqu’au bout !

Erik est intrigué par son Père Noël secret, qui lui a donné quelque chose à attendre avec impatience jusqu’aux fêtes pour la première fois depuis des années. Mais alors que Noël approche, il se rend compte qu’il ne veut pas d’un homme mystère ; il désire son meilleur ami, Kevin. Lorsque ses tentatives pour commencer quelque chose avec celui-ci échouent, Erik accepte l’invitation à dîner de son admirateur secret. Il est loin de soupçonner que le vilain petit assistant du père Noël est l’homme qui fera de tous ses rêves de Noël une réalité dans une romance qui passe du doux au piquant pour deux avocats sexy.

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Avvocati innamorati

Quando pesca il nome dell’aitante collega e amico Erik Wilson e diventa il suo Babbo Natale segreto nell’usuale scambio di regali dello studio in cui lavora, al timido avvocato Kevin Anderson si presenta un’opportunità unica. Kevin ha un debole per Erik da molto, ma teme di rovinare il loro rapporto di amicizia e lavoro se l’altro non dovesse ricambiare i suoi sentimenti. L’anonimato dello scambio gli offre l’occasione di far sapere all’amico che qualcuno è interessato a lui, e Kevin decide di trasformare la sorpresa in qualcosa di più interessante: dodici giorni di regali, ognuno dei quali sempre più provocante, che si concluderanno con un incontro alla vigilia di Natale, se Kevin troverà il coraggio di andare fino in fondo.

Erik è incuriosito dal suo Babbo Natale segreto che, per la prima volta dopo molto tempo, gli offre qualcosa da attendere con impazienza durante le feste. Ma quando Natale si avvicina, si rende conto di non desiderare l’uomo misterioso: Erik vuole il suo migliore amico, Kevin. Quando i suoi tentativi di farlo ingelosire falliscono, Erik accetta l’invito a cena del suo ammiratore segreto. Ancora non sa che l’impertinente aiutante di Babbo Natale potrebbe essere l’uomo che realizzerà tutti i suoi sogni, in una classica storia di amicizia che si trasforma in amore e che da dolce diventa piccante per i due begli avvocati.

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Santas unanständiger Helfer

Verliebte Anwälte

Verliebte Anwälte

Dem schüchternen Anwalt Kevin Anderson bietet sich eine unerwartete Gelegenheit, als er für das Wichteln seines Büros den Namen des attraktiven Prozessanwalts Erik Wilson zieht. Kevin ist schon lange heimlich in seinen Freund verliebt, fürchtet jedoch, ihr kollegiales Verhältnis zu zerstören, falls Erik seine Gefühle nicht erwidert. Durch die Anonymität des Austauschs kann er Erik mitteilen, dass jemand Interesse an ihm hat. Daher lässt Kevin das Geschenk zu einem Spiel werden: zwölf Tage lang Präsente, die von Tag zu Tag anzüglicher werden und in einem Treffen an Heiligabend gipfeln … falls Kevin den Mut findet, es durchzustehen! 

Erik ist von seinem geheimen Weihnachtsmann fasziniert, durch dessen Aktion er sich zum ersten Mal seit Jahren wieder auf die Feiertage freut. Als Weihnachten jedoch immer näher rückt, wird ihm bewusst, dass er keinen geheimnisvollen Mann, sondern seinen besten Freund Kevin will. Seine Versuche, die Sache mit Kevin ins Rollen zu bringen, schlagen jedoch fehl und so akzeptiert er die Einladung seines geheimen Verehrers.

Er ahnt nicht, dass Santas unanständiger Helfer vielleicht genau der richtige Mann ist, der all seine Weihnachtswünsche wahr werden lässt. Eine Feiertagsromanze, in der Freunde zu Liebenden werden und die sich für zwei sexy Anwälte von süß zu heiß entwickelt.

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Quenched in Blood

Asheville Arcana
Dreamspun Beyond

Asheville Arcana

Will love mean rebirth… or death?

In the course of his work with the Asheville Paranormal Council, reclusive three-hundred-year-old vampire Julian Schaden discovers young Thomas Carter, the heir to a long line of demon hunters—a legacy Thomas knows nothing about.

He also knows nothing about the supernatural world or the danger he’s in. As Julian convinces him and later agrees to train Thomas to use his abilities, he struggles against unexpected feelings. Thomas is too young and innocent to become involved with Julian, but opposites attract, and this is one battle Julian is fated to lose….

Julian and Thomas grow closer as the demonic menace advances. A prophecy from a dying mage comes with a bleak warning: to save Thomas’s life, Julian might have to give up the only man he’s ever loved.

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Seeking Solace

The Walker Boys
Dreamspun Desires

The Walker Boys

All hands on deck for a shipboard romance—with a secret.

Like his cousins, Devin Walker aspires to be a chef, but he wants to indulge his wanderlust while feeding his customers, and working a cruise ship seems like the solution. Since he can’t find an opening in the kitchen, he’s happy to start out in a position behind the bar.

While onboard Poseidon’s Pearl, Devin is assigned to shepherd a visiting executive. Paul Bailey is quiet and unassuming, and a car accident that cost him his leg also shattered his confidence. He doesn’t think he’s attractive to other men anymore, and Devin is eager to show him just how wrong he is. Paul has a surprising secret that might sink their passionate affair before it even leaves port.  

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When a Christmas shopping expedition brings Tomy Peralta into Jason Winters’s yarn store, both men feel an immediate and intense spark of attraction, but dance instructor Tomy intends to propose to his boyfriend, Sean, at Christmas. Unfortunately for Tomy, marriage isn’t on career-minded Sean’s agenda. Heartbroken, Tomy throws himself into his work until his mother convinces him that learning to knit might help take his mind off his failed romance. 

Jason falls hard for Tomy, but he knows Tomy needs time to heal and to trust in love again. As Jason teaches Tomy to knit, Tomy teaches him to dance in return. Just when it seems Tomy is ready for a new romance, Sean shows up, wanting Tomy back. Will Tomy give his heart to Sean once more, or will Tomy finally see Sean for who he truly is, and choose the man who helped him knit his heart together again?

Second Edition
First Edition Published by Torquere Press, December 2014.

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Forged in Fire

Asheville Arcana
Dreamspun Beyond

Asheville Arcana

The magic touch.

Ever since Harlan Edgewood was bitten by a possessed werewolf, his monthly shifts have been agonizing. When he meets Whimsy Hickes—a mage who specializes in transformation—the attraction is mutual. But Harlan believes his curse is too great a burden to inflict on any romantic partner.

Fortunately, Whimsy thinks he can help.

When Harlan is provoked into an unexpected change, Whimsy uses his magic to help ease Harlan's pain, but with an unexpected consequence. While he's shifted, Harlan's wolf claims Whimsy as his mate.

As they draw closer, suspicious events in the Asheville magical community escalate. Shifters are disappearing, others are murdered, and Harlan's curse makes him an obvious target. It will take all of Whimsy's magic to force back the rising evil—and if he fails, Harlan will lose not only his life, but his very soul.

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Heart of Glass

Lawyers In Love

Lawyers In Love

Fear of being like his unfaithful father has put high walls around senior litigator Asher Caldwell’s heart. Can former district attorney Zach Richardson knock them down to reveal the passionate man beneath the commitment-phobic workaholic, or will Zach’s own jealousy destroy what they’re trying to build?

A new life and a new love—that’s what Zach’s hoping for when he leaves the DA’s office and lets his friends give him a makeover. But the jury’s still out on whether the experiment was a success. His new look gets the attention of his boss and secret crush, Asher Caldwell, and leads to a seduction. Unfortunately, to Zach’s horror he learns that Asher assumed he was a paid escort. Asher is equally mortified to discover he had sex with an employee. Even so, the encounter meant a lot to both men, and they want to give dating a shot. Their romance born out of mistaken identity might work if Zach can trust Asher to be satisfied with the love of only one man… and if Asher can trust himself.

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Lawyers in Love

Lawyers In Love

Lawyers In Love: The Collection

When it comes to love, the trials aren’t only in the courtroom.

The legal profession is a challenging—and often stressful—one, and all work and no play leads to frustration for the men who dedicate their lives to justice. Luckily they find time to let off steam as things heat up in both the courtroom and behind the scenes. A secret holiday admirer might lead to a friend turned lover. A romantic confession might help a closeted man escape his father’s control and find happiness on his own terms. A former district attorney wants to help his workaholic boss relax, but his boss thinks he’s a paid escort! Along the way, these hardworking men might make partner… or better yet, find a partner to love and their own happily ever after when the gavel falls.

Includes Santa's Naughty Helper, Fortune’s Slings and Cupid’s Arrows, and Heart of Glass.


See excerpt for individual blurbs.

Santa's Naughty Helper published by Torquere Press, 2012, published by Dreamspinner Press, July 2017. Fortune’s Slings and Cupid’s Arrows published by Torquere Press, February 2013, published by Dreamspinner Press, November 2017. Heart of Glass: Previously Published by Dreamspinner Press September 3, 2018.

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The Quality of Mercy

Bent Oak Saga

A Bent Oak Story

Gil Porter and Matt Grayson’s Bent Oak Ranch in Mercy, Texas, is a rare haven for gay men in the nineteenth century, and their friend Carlos Hernandez will need it when a man from his past unexpectedly comes back into his life.

Jules Wingate hopes to start over in Mercy as the schoolmaster after a scandal sent him and his son fleeing their former home. But he discovers he’s left one bad situation for another when he encounters his former student and lover, Carlos. No matter how Jules tries to resist, he yearns for the passionate connection they once shared… before Carlos broke his heart.

Carlos knows his foolish, immature actions hurt Jules, but he desperately wants a second chance and to show Jules he’s changed. But trust so badly broken is hard to repair. While he works to earn Jules’s forgiveness, someone else at the ranch has his sights set on Carlos—and he doesn’t care how many lives he has to ruin to make Carlos his and his alone.

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Lawyers In Love

Successful attorneys Dane Coulter and Cal Monroe are rivals in the courtroom and friends behind the scenes. But can they be more?

Cal’s always carried a torch for Dane, but Dane is so deep in the closet, he can’t even admit that he might be gay. His father, a raging homophobe who rules the family with an iron fist, forces Dane into an engagement—to a woman. Dane goes along with it to keep the peace and protect his mother, but for Cal, it’s the last straw.

He can’t let Dane make a mistake that could ruin the rest of his life, and he only knows one surefire way to make Dane admit what’s in his heart. But confessing his feelings to his friend could backfire, driving a wedge between them. And even then, the choice must be Dane’s—to live the life his father wants, or to give up everything he has for a chance at happiness in Cal’s arms.

2nd Edition
First Edition Published by Torquere Press, December 2014

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Out of the Ashes

Dreamspun Beyond
Asheville Arcana

Asheville Arcana

In their differences, they’ll find strength—and love. 

Alpha werewolf Eli Hammond returns from a fishing trip to discover a nasty surprise—five members of his pack murdered and the rest missing. He needs help locating and rescuing his pack mates, but the supernatural council in Asheville, North Carolina, turns him away. 

Except for one man. 

As they work together, Eli is stunned—and not especially thrilled—to discover half-elf Arden Gilmarin is his destined mate. But as Arden and his friends struggle to help Eli in his quest, Eli surrenders to the demands of his body—and his heart. They’ll need to bond together, because the forces opposing them are stronger and more sinister than anyone predicted. The evil has its sights set on Arden, and if Eli wants to save his mate and the people he is entrusted with protecting, he’s in for the fight of his life.

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Santa's Naughty Helper

Lawyers In Love

Lawyers In Love

Shy lawyer Kevin Anderson is presented with an unexpected opportunity when he draws hunky litigator Erik Wilson’s name for their office’s secret holiday gift exchange. Kevin has pined for his friend for a long time, but he fears ruining their working relationship if Erik doesn’t return his feelings. The anonymity of the exchange gives him the chance to let Erik know someone is interested, so Kevin turns the gift into a game: twelve days of presents, each more suggestive, culminating with a Christmas Eve meeting—if Kevin finds the courage to see it through! 

Erik is intrigued by his secret Santa, who has given him something to look forward to during the holidays for the first time in years. But as Christmas approaches, he realizes he doesn’t want a mystery man; he wants his best friend, Kevin. When his attempts to instigate something with Kevin fail, Erik accepts the dinner invitation of his secret admirer. Little does he suspect that Santa’s naughty little helper might be just the man to make all his Christmas dreams come true in a holiday friends-to-lovers romance that progresses from sweet to spicy for two sexy lawyers.

Second Edition
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2012.

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