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Teaching Ben

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Dreamspun Desires | #52
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Learning to love means a study in patience.

Fresh out of the military, Ben Cooper is ready for a new start. He’s away from his domineering father, making his own choices… and out of the closet. On his first day of college, he meets David Powell, who’s just the kind of gorgeous man Ben’s dreamed of. Too bad he’s the teaching assistant—which makes him off-limits in Ben’s eyes.

David is Ben’s age, but his life has taken a different path. He’s close with his family, who helped him deal with personal struggles after he came out. And while he’s staying away from any hint of scandal, Ben’s a kind of temptation he hasn’t faced in years. If only they’d met on more equal footing.

As the semester progresses and their lives become more entwined, keeping their relationship platonic becomes more difficult. They just have to hold out until the end of the semester….

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Road Trip Collection

The course of love is a rough ride, but for ecoterrorist MJ, ridge runner Sonny, physicist Paddy, psychic Neil, genetically enhanced English professor Duncan, and the assassin known as Cowboy, the road to romance is a heart-stopping trip—one full of kidnappings, explosions, secret programs, and supersoldiers. They’re an awful ragged bunch to be considered heroes.

 

Under Pressure

Sonny and MJ’s retirement may be in jeopardy, but at least they’re together on a new boat—with no annoying hostages. Then Cowboy, MJ’s old friend, gets in touch, bringing with him a host of complications, including Professor Duncan, who has ties to the Program. A call for help from Paddy sets them all on a collision course with a deadly specter from the past. As MJ makes his plans, Sonny is shaken by the possibility of losing everything.

 

Walking on the Sun

Sonny is determined to raise hell to hunt for MJ—problem is, will MJ know anyone, or himself, once they catch up to him? Neil and Paddy are healing but reluctantly join the effort, as Cowboy and Duncan help Sonny prepare for a showdown. Sonny might be ragged, but he’s MJ’s hero, and he is not about to give up on the most important thing in his life, even if it kills him. Will everyone survive the last epic battle, or will they go out in a blaze of glory?

 

First Edition of Under Pressure published by TOP SHELF: An imprint of Torquere Press Publishers, March 2009.

First Edition of Walking on the Sun published by TOP SHELF: An imprint of Torquere Press Publishers, September 2010.

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A friends-to-lovers novella that came from Out of the Shadows, because Nate and Dylan needed a story….

Nate and Dylan have been pals for a long time. So what if their friends think they’ve got a little bromance going? Doesn’t mean there’s anything more to it than that, right? And even if there is, Nate and Dylan are totally oblivious….

Until the night they share a drunken kiss—and everything changes.

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Wie kann man einen Mann vor dem Ertrinken retten, wenn man selbst dieser Mann ist? 

Jake Moores Welt ist so beengend, dass sie ihn erdrückt. Er gibt jeden Cent, den er als Schweißer verdient, für seinen sterbenden Vater aus, einen gewalttätigen, kontrollierenden Mann, der Jakes einzige Familie ist. Weil Jake seiner toten Mutter versprechen musste, seinem Begehren nach anderen Männern zu widerstehen, droht die Dunkelheit ihn zu verschlucken. 

Dallas Yates braucht seine ganze Vorstellungskraft, um das Potenzial zu erkennen, das in dem alten Art-Deco-Gebäude am Rand von West Hollywood steckt. Was ihn endgültig überzeugt, ist das schüchterne Lächeln des attraktiven Metallarbeiters aus der Werkstatt auf der gegenüberliegenden Straßenseite. Ihre Freundschaft vertieft sich, als Dallas – eine nach der anderen – die harten Schalen löst, die Jakes Seele die Luft zum Atmen nehmen. Es fällt ihm nicht schwer, den süßen, kunstbegabten Mann zu lieben, der sich hinter Jakes gebrochenem Äußeren verbirgt. Aber Dallas ist sich auch bewusst, dass Jake zuerst lernen muss, sich selbst zu lieben. 

Als Jakes Welt in Scherben fällt, bittet er Dallas um Hilfe, den Mann, der immer auf seiner Seite stand. Es ist nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis er in ein Leben abdriftet, das er so nie führen wollte. Und obwohl er sich mehr ersehnt, lassen ihn die Geister der Vergangenheit nicht los. Er kann nicht glauben, die Liebe wert zu sein, die ihm Dallas so verzweifelt schenken möchte. 

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Le mariage blanc du magnat grec

Dreamspun Desires (Français) | #14
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Un mariage devient moins commode quand l’amour est impliqué.

Cela commence simplement : Ondrej Kovac doit épouser Archie Katsaros pour pouvoir rester aux États-Unis, loin de sa famille médisante qui vit en Europe de l’est. En échange, Archie doit épouser Ondrej pour recevoir de l’argent pour renflouer sa société défaillante. C’est une imposture qu’aucun des deux hommes n’est convaincu de pouvoir rendre crédible.

Mais alors qu’Archie introduit Ondrej dans la société new-yorkaise et que celui-ci prouve ses talents au bureau, ils commencent à découvrir une connexion entre eux. Pourront-ils surmonter la fondation instable sur laquelle leur relation a été construite, faire face à des agents inquisiteurs de l’immigration, des journalistes mondains déterminés à révéler leur supercherie et un administrateur virulent résolu à vendre la société d’Archie sous son nez ? Seulement s’ils peuvent se prouver que leur amour vaut la peine de se battre.

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Danny Avers fa l’insegnante in una piccola città del Colorado. In un’epoca che precede l’avvento della banda larga, dei social media, degli smartphone e dello streaming compulsivo, Danny prova semplicemente a far dimenticare a tutti gli anni della sua folle adolescenza e a tirare avanti nell’unico modo che conosce: un giorno alla volta. L’ultima persona che si aspetta di vedere tornare in città è Harlan Quinn, il suo vecchio migliore amico ed ex cattivo ragazzo. E quando scopre che Quinn è il nuovo sceriffo e il suo nuovo vicino di casa, la sorpresa è ancora maggiore.

Quinn sa che c’è molto di più nella sua vecchia città di quello che appare. C’è molto di più anche in Danny, oltre a vecchi ricordi e a una vita tranquilla. Ma come in passato, provocare il caos è la specialità di Quinn, ed è quello che si propone di fare, in tutti i modi, spingendo Danny ad ammettere che c’è ben altro nella vita e che anche lì potrebbe esserci qualcosa di nuovo per loro. Sempre che la mentalità della vecchia città non uccida entrambi.

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Rekindled Flame | Book Three
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Rekindled Flame: Book Three

Sometimes the strongest flames take the longest to ignite.

Firefighter Dean’s life revolves around his very ill son, Sammy. Caring for Sammy and working to make ends meet leave Dean time for little else, and romance isn’t something he can even consider—no matter how much he longs for someone special to join their family. Because money is tight, Dean couldn’t be more grateful to the photographer who does Sammy’s session free of charge.

After growing up in the foster care system, Marco knows how to rely on himself, and his hard work is about to pay off—he’s poised on the cusp of fame and success he could only have imagined as a lonely child. When Dean brings Sammy into Marco’s studio, Marco can see they’re struggling, and both the boy and his father stir Marco’s heart. The slow burn between the two men isn’t something either expected, but neither wants to lose the possibility of a loving future. With Dean’s dangerous and possibly life-threatening career and Marco’s demanding one, can romance and forever find a place to fit?

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States of Love | Pennsylvania
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Nick Caratelli flees the city in an attempt to escape a broken relationship and a career he never wanted. He plans to set up a bed-and-breakfast in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country—despite the fact he has no experience in renovating the old building. Luckily his handsome neighbor Sam approaches him with a curious proposal: he’ll help with the restoration in exchange for Nick babysitting his niece.

As they work to have the bed-and-breakfast open for business by summer’s end, their lives become interwoven without them even trying. Before he knows it, Nick is recovering from his loss and taking his place in the unconventional family that seems determined to form. But for Nick and Sam to be together in all the ways they desire, they’ll have to realize all the arguments against romance exist only in their heads….

 

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

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Johnnies | Book Five
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Johnnies: Book Five

Vern Roberts couldn’t wait to turn eighteen and get the hell out of Dogpatch, California. But city living is expensive, and he’s damned desperate when Dex from Johnnies spots him bussing tables.

As “Bobby,” he’s a natural at gay porn. Soon he’s surrounded by hot guys and sex for the taking, but it’s not just his girlfriend back in Dogpatch—or her blackmailing brother—that keeps him from taking it. It’s the sweet guy who held the lights for his first solo scene, who showed him decency, kindness, and a smile.

Reg Williams likes to think he’s too stupid to realize what a shitty hand life dealt him, but Bobby knows better. What Reg lacks in family, opportunity, education, and money, he makes up for in heart. One fumbling step at a time, they connect, not just in their hearts but in their bodies, where sex that’s not on camera, casual, or meaningless, becomes the most important thing in the world.

But Reg is hampered by an inescapable family burden, and he and Bobby will never fly unless he can find a way to manage it. Can he break the painful link to his unrealized childhood and grow into the love Bobby wants to give?

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Londoner Jungs
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Ein Titel der Londoner Jungs Serie

Als frisch gebackener Single Ende zwanzig und gelangweilt von seinem ruhigem Leben in einem Londoner Vorort, entdeckt Daniel Cross bald den Reiz der sozialen Medien. Begeistert über die Möglichkeit, seine alten Sportkumpel aus der Schulzeit ausfindig zu machen, begibt er sich auf die Suche, um herauszufinden, zu was für einem Mann jeder der Jungen geworden ist.

Dans erster Fehler besteht darin, sich bei Facebook mit dem falschen Carson zu befreunden und so mit einem völlig Fremden zu chatten. Nick Carson ist jedoch nicht beleidigt und bietet an, Dan auf der Suche nach den anderen zu begleiten. Das ist für beide der erste Schritt in Richtung Freundschaft und mehr.

Das Wiedersehen mit der „Gang of Four“ bedeutet für Dan ein Wechselbad der Gefühle, doch Nick ist ihm eine ständige Stütze. Keiner von ihnen ist jedoch auf die Preisgabe persönlicher Geheimnisse vorbereitet, die sie lange verborgen geglaubt haben.

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

After the death of his older brother in Iraq, Emmett Callaghan’s mother cracked under the stress and abandoned the family—saddling sixteen-year-old Emmett with the care of a father suffering from worsening dementia. Poor in a town where the lines between the privileged and the struggling are sharp and unmovable, Emmett has nowhere to turn, and he cannot let the authorities know his mother is no longer in the picture.

Then a light shines into his bleak life with the arrival of Noah Davis. Mixed race, liberal, worldly, and openly gay, Noah is like no one else in conservative Whitmore—and like no one Emmett’s ever met. Emmett is helpless to keep Noah and the happiness and support he offers out of Emmett’s dark and hidden world. But when secrets start to surface, will the obstacles the two young men face be more than love and good intentions can overcome?

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Marshals (Italiano) | Libro 1
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Serie Marshals, Libro 1

Il vicesceriffo federale Miro Jones è noto per la sua capacità di conservare la calma e il sangue freddo anche quando si trova sotto tiro. Queste qualità sono fondamentali per lavorare con il suo fenomenale partner, Ian Doyle, il tipo d’uomo in grado di scatenare un litigio in una stanza vuota. Nei tre anni trascorsi a lavorare e rischiare la vita insieme, il loro rapporto è cresciuto: dall’essere due sconosciuti sono diventati colleghi, e infine compagni di squadra affiatati e migliori amici. Miro nutre una fiducia cieca nell’uomo che gli copre le spalle, e forse qualcosa di più.

Tutti si aspettano che Ian, come sceriffo e soldato, prenda il comando, tuttavia la forza e l’autocontrollo che lo hanno portato al successo sul campo non funzionano negli altri ambiti della sua vita. Ian ha sempre trovato scuse per rifiutare qualsiasi legame, ma non avere né una casa né qualcuno da cui tornare lo sta lentamente divorando dentro. Col tempo, si è costretto ad ammettere che senza il suo partner non vale la pena andare da nessuna parte. Adesso tocca a Miro convincerlo che farsi catturare dai lacci del cuore non significa essere prigionieri.

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Mangrove Stories (Deutsch)
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Ein Titel der Mangrove Stories Serie

Kelly Seaton hat ein wunderbares Leben. Er hat seine eigene Firma für Landschaftsgärtnerei, ein hübsches kleines Haus und seinen besten Freund, Cosimo Renaldi, sowie Coz‘ verrückte Familie, die Kelly als einen der ihren adoptiert haben. Sicher, nachts ist es ein wenig einsam, aber es ist ein guter Deal und Kelly kann es sich nicht erlauben, alles zu ruinieren, indem er zugibt, dass er mehr von Coz will – immer mehr gewollt hat.

Dann kommt Kellys Vergangenheit in die Stadt und bringt schlechte Erinnerungen und verletzte Gefühle mit sich, die anfangen an Kelly zu nagen und Coz versteht einfach nicht, warum Kelly ihn nicht die Stärke und Stütze sein lässt, die Kelly immer für ihn gewesen ist. Sie haben schon den Krieg durchgestanden, Coz‘ schreckliche Verletzung und haben sich neue Karrieren in Mangrove, Florida, aufgebaut. Warum sollten sie ihre Vergangenheit nicht gemeinsam bewältigen und ihre Zukunft voller stiller Nächte beginnen?

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Can a swan make peace with his ugly duckling past? 

Chubby geek Jimmy Zebulon’s heart broke the day his high school crush, Danny Parker, looked on as his teammates tormented Jimmy. Fifteen years later, Jimmy is long gone, and from his ashes has risen Graham Swann, a movie-star-handsome law firm owner. Graham thinks Jimmy and his past are long forgotten—until attorney Dan Parker shows up for his first day of work. 

Getting injured playing college ball was the best thing that ever happened to Dan. It turned his future in a better direction and allowed him to emerge from the closet that trapped him.

Graham wants to believe his childhood dream can come true, but he can’t bring himself to tell Dan who he really is—and their pasts might ruin any chance for a happily ever after….

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Wild and Precious | Anthology
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A Wild and Precious Anthology

If you knew you had one wild and precious life, would you jump in and live it fully?

This band of lively characters isn’t afraid to take a chance on themselves or their dreams. Creativity runs through their veins—they’re writers, poets, singers, guitarists, and even beautiful drag queens. Some are young and just beginning to find themselves. Others have lived through tragedies. Each one discovers that living a wild and precious life means opening up to love and taking a risk to find their happy ending.

 

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Il vigile del fuoco Jason “Jase” Weller e il paramedico Scott Bronson hanno una vita perfetta. Fanno il lavoro che amano insieme, vivono insieme e nel tempo libero non riescono ancora ad averne abbastanza l’uno dell’altro. La loro relazione dura da sei incredibili anni. Poi, alla vigilia di Natale, si presenta l’ex fidanzata di Jase, Elsa, accompagnata da una bambina di sei anni. Prima di sparire di nuovo, l’irrequieta tossicodipendente sostiene che Kerry sia la figlia di Jase e che è giunto il momento che lui se ne occupi.

Scioccato di scoprire dei problemi di droga di Elsa e di avere una figlia di cui non aveva mai saputo l’esistenza, Jase non si tira indietro e assume il ruolo di padre, con Scott che gli offre il suo completo appoggio. Diventare genitori comporta non poche sfide e i due uomini affrontano gli improvvisi cambiamenti nelle loro vite per migliorare quella di Kerry.

Non sarà facile e le nuove circostanze metteranno loro e la loro relazione alla prova come mai prima d’ora. Avranno bisogno di tutto l’amore che provano l’uno per l’altro e dell’affetto per la bambina perché la loro relazione non si sgretoli.

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Scott y Marco son los mejores amigos y se encuentran en una azotea en Nochebuena, cada uno de ellos escapando temporalmente de situaciones familiares muy difíciles. No tienen regalos para compartir,  pero Marco promete que algún día rescatará a Scott y lo llevará a Alaska. Los años pasan y de vez en cuando se encuentran de nuevo (la primera vez de forma planeada, la siguiente por pura casualidad), siempre en Nochebuena, y cada vez descubren que la vida tan sólo se complica más y más. Atesoran cada momento que pasan juntos pero ¿podrán realmente huir a Alaska algún día?

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The life of Tony-winning musician Reese Matheson resembles a natural disaster, and caregiver Jude De La Torre is caught in the eye of the storm. But can the love of two opposites survive caring for an ornery octogenarian with wayward balls and a meddling family insistent upon tradition?

Fresh off the successful London run of his musical, the last thing Reese expects when he comes home is a house surrounded by paparazzi and his girlfriend throwing his stuff into the pool. All he wants to do is spend time with his beloved grandfather and musical mentor who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Reese knows he doesn’t have much time left before the elder Matheson forgets who he is. In classic “Hurricane Reese” form, he moves into the cottage by the sea and displaces Jude, the intriguing caregiver he hired two years before. When Grandpa proves too much for Reese to handle on his own, Jude comes to his rescue, taming Grandpa… and the Hurricane as well. Soon all Reese can think about is how to get Jude out of his scrubs and into his bed—permanently. Will Hurricane Reese destroy everything in his path, or will this odd couple learn to harmonize together?

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