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The Doctor's Secret

Copper Point Medical | Book One
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Copper Point Medical: Book One

The brilliant but brooding new doctor encounters Copper Point's sunny nurse-next-door... and nothing can stand in the way of this romance.

Dr. Hong-Wei Wu has come to Copper Point, Wisconsin, after the pressures of a high-powered residency burned him out of his career before he started. Ashamed of letting his family down after all they’ve done for him, he plans to live a quiet life as a simple surgeon in this tiny northern town. His plans, however, don’t include his outgoing, kind, and attractive surgical nurse, Simon Lane.

Simon wasn’t ready for the new surgeon to be a handsome charmer who keeps asking him for help getting settled and who woos him with amazing Taiwanese dishes. There’s no question—Dr. Wu is flirting with him, and Simon is flirting back. The problem is, St. Ann’s has a strict no-dating policy between staff, which means their romance is off the table… unless they bend the rules. 

But a romance that keeps them—literally—in the closet can’t lead to happy ever after. Simon doesn’t want to stay a secret, and Hong-Wei doesn’t want to keep himself removed from life, not anymore. To secure their happiness, they’ll have to change the administration’s mind. But what other secrets will they uncover along the way, about Copper Point… and about each other?

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Robin, the recipient of a brand-new heart, knows he can’t give it to just anyone….

Robin’s been through his share of upsets recently, from heart transplant surgery to a brutal breakup. But his experiences have taught him life is short, and he’s ready to seize the day and start anew. A job at Euro Pride Tours is just the kind of adventure he’s looking for. He gets to see the world and live a little, but love isn’t on his radar screen. He isn’t sure his heart can endure that again.

Johan might’ve disappointed his family by striking out on his own, but when he meets Robin, he has no intention of letting him down. Each man is just what the other needs to feel whole again, and while Johan might not be the man Robin originally thought he was, he’s exactly what the doctor ordered to make Robin’s borrowed heart beat faster. As the tour through Germany progresses, they grow closer, but when Robin’s ex joins the tour, he could bring their blossoming love to a dramatic halt. 

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Small dogs can make big changes… if you open your heart.

Carter Embree always hoped someone might rescue him from his productive, tragically boring, and (slightly) ethically compromised life. But when an urchin at a grocery store shoves a bundle of fluff into his hands, Carter goes from rescuee to rescuer—and he needs a little help.

Sandy Corrigan, the vet tech who eases Carter into the world of dog ownership, first assumes Carter is a crazy-pants client who just needs to relax. But as Sandy gets a glimpse of the funny, kind, sexy man under Carter’s mild-mannered exterior, he sees that with a little care and feeding, Carter might be “Super Pet Owner”—and decent boyfriend material to boot.

But Carter needs to see himself as a hero first. As he says goodbye to his pristine house and hello to carpet treatments and dog walkers, he finds there really is more to himself than a researching drudge without a backbone. A Carter Embree can rate a Sandy Corrigan. He can be supportive. He can be a man who stands up for his principles!

He can be the owner of a small dog.

 

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First Edition published by Riptide Publishing, November 2016.

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A Model Escort

Dreamspun Desires | #77
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What’s the value of love?

Shy data scientist Owen Quinn is brilliant at predictive models but clueless at romance. Fortunately, a new career allows him to start over hundreds of miles from the ex he would rather forget. But the opportunity might go to waste since this isn’t the kind of problem he knows how to solve. The truth is, he’s terrible at making the first move and wishes a connection didn’t have to revolve around sex.

Cal Mercer works for the Nick of Time Escort Service. He’s picky about his clients and has never accepted a regular who is looking for companionship over sex—but can the right client change his mind? And can real feelings develop while money is changing hands? Owen and Cal might get to the root of their true feelings... if their pasts don’t interfere.

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Exploring Limits

Exploring Limits | Book One
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Exploring Limits: Book One

We could always share him….

After failing to capture the attention of their bicurious costar singlehandedly, Kit and Devon team up to seduce Jonathan, who plays King Arthur in the new miniseries Camelot

The chemistry between the three actors is off the charts, and it brings out the adventurous side in all of them. Things heat up in the bedroom as the trio explores the pleasures of dominance, submission, bondage, toys, and anything else they can find to get the most out of their secret time together. 

But a gay ménage presents problems without easy solutions—especially as they work closely together on set. For their threesome to survive and evolve into a true committed relationship, they’ll all have to test their physical and emotional limits.

 

This volume includes newly edited and expanded versions of the novellas:

Exploring Limits

Stretching Limits

Refining Limits

 

Exploring Limits, Stretching Limits, and Refining Limits previously published individually by Dreamspinner Press, respectively: January 2010, March 2010, May 2010.

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When high school student James has trouble with his truck, Dylan, who is studying to be a mechanic, comes to the rescue. James thinks he hides his immediate attraction well, but is happy to be wrong when Dylan asks for his number. Since James is new to romance, they take things slowly, and because Dylan is in college, James keeps the budding relationship secret from his overprotective dad.

Across town, Mark, a teacher and single father to James and his sister, Frankie, meets Steve at a bar for what both believe will be a quick hookup. Mark doesn’t see any reason to tell his kids about Steve or press Steve for details about Steve’s adopted son…. It’s just sex between them. Isn’t it?

Two very different love stories grow side by side, each hidden from the other. But all of that changes at a family barbecue, when Mark decides it’s time for his kids to meet Steve and for him to meet James’s boyfriend, who none of them realize is Steve’s son, Dylan. The inevitable explosion means the two couples have some explaining to do to soothe the hurt feelings of their families—and lovers.

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Devastatingly handsome pilot Frank Sheldon is doing his best to avoid his inheritance of money, charm, and good looks by rebuilding his life on his own terms after being discharged from the Air Force just before the repeal of DADT. When he unexpectedly meets the eccentric geek Benjamin Kaplan, sparks don’t quite fly, despite Benjamin’s obvious interest. Frank is not one to back down from a challenge, but what does any of that have to do with his sister’s campaign for governor, or the muckraking political website attacking her opponent, who just happens to be Frank’s unlamented, very closeted, ex-boyfriend? It’s hard to fall in love when all you are getting is mixed signals. 

 

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First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, July 2011.

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The Truth Beyond the Bitterness

World of Love | Czech Republic
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Can love erase a lifetime of fear and bitterness?

Kuba flees the oppressive influence of his strict Catholic family as soon as he graduates high school. In the big city of Pilsen, Czech Republic, he can get a fresh start. Although he is fairly content sharing a flat with his coworker and filling it with books, he knows he’s destined to be alone unless he can come out of the closet. But he just isn’t ready to bare his soul to the world.

When he meets his roommate’s friend Emil, he begins to reconsider. Is a chance at romance with the gorgeous man—and fellow bibliophile—incentive enough for Kuba to face his demons?

 

World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

There’s a time when life changes, when childhood is left behind and the first fumbling steps are taken into adulthood. One group of friends sets out for a summer of adventure and discovery. Jordan, Brandon, Ethan, and Dominic are ready to grow up and test themselves. But will their friendship buckle under the strain as they face the inevitable misunderstandings and conflicts? If they can hang on to their bond, it will see them through to the ultimate victory….

Finding love.

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Il passato di William Lyon gli ha impedito di essere se stesso. Combattuto e stanco di mantenere le apparenze, si separa dalla moglie e accetta un lavoro come custode di una struttura che è stata il più grande ospedale psichiatrico della California. Il vecchio manicomio, vuoto e abbandonato, gli sembra il luogo adatto in cui rifugiarsi per terminare la tesi di laurea in attesa che il divorzio diventi definitivo. Nella piccola città di Jelley’s Valley, William incontra Colby Anderson, che manda avanti la bottega del paese con annesso ufficio postale. Al contrario di William, Colby è adorabile, ottimista e vistoso, e non si preoccupa di nascondere il proprio orientamento sessuale. Anche se all’inizio il carattere aperto di Colby lo mette a disagio, con il tempo William impara ad apprezzare la loro amicizia e accetta persino la proposta di Colby di introdurlo al mondo del sesso gay.

L’idea che William si è fatto di sé inizia a cambiare quando scopre una scatola di latta nascosta da decenni nelle mura del manicomio. All’interno, sono custodite le lettere scritte in segreto da Bill, un paziente che era stato internato a causa della sua omosessualità. William si rispecchia in quelle pagine e comincia ad appassionarsi alla storia dell’uomo che le ha scritte e al suo destino. Con l’aiuto di Colby, spera che le parole scritte settant’anni prima gli diano il coraggio di essere finalmente se stesso.

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My Fair Brady

Dreamspun Desires | #76
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A spur of the moment invitation changes two lives.

Jordan Wolf’s company runs like a well-oiled machine. At least until his PA, Brady Donovan, comes down with the flu and takes sick leave. Then Jordan discovers what a treasure Brady is and who really keeps his business—and Jordan in particular—moving like clockwork. So when Jordan needs a plus-one, Brady seems the obvious choice to accompany him. After a major shopping trip to get Brady looking the part, however…. Wow.

Brady has a whole new wardrobe, and now his boss is whisking him away for a weekend party. Something is going on, something Brady never expected: Jordan is looking at him like he's never seen him before, electrifying Brady's long-hidden desires.

But can the romantic magic last when the weekend is over and it’s back to reality?

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Serie 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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Sequel to How to Be a Normal Person

A How to Be Novel

Josiah Erickson wants to be a movie star. The problem with that is so does half of Los Angeles. But he’s on his way, what with memorable roles as a TV show background cadaver and a guy in a commercial for herpes medication. All he needs is his big break. And that break may come in the form of a novelist who goes by the enigmatic name of Q-Bert.

Q-Bert, who is ready to make his directorial debut in a film Josy would be perfect for. Q-Bert, who Josy may or may not have a friend-crush on, and potentially something more. Being demisexual can be confusing.

From the City of Angels to the small mountain town of Abby, Oregon, Josy will give his all to make sure his dreams come true—even the ones he never thought possible.

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Professional basketball player Bri Early needs a physical therapist after an injury, and he’s heard that Obie is the best. Bri takes an immediate liking to the out-and-proud man with the magic touch, and even though Bri isn’t openly gay himself, he’d never let anything stand in the way of something he wants.

Obie can’t deny that the sexy athlete presses all his buttons, but he’s a professional and has no intention of getting involved with a client. While they’re working together, it’s hands off, no matter how great the temptation.

But being a pro athlete isn’t easy. Bri has enemies, and one of them is making his life hell. When his house is set ablaze, Bri can no longer pretend the threatening messages he’s receiving are jokes. He needs a safe place to stay, and Obie can’t turn his back. But the two of them in the same house is a recipe for combustion that could burn them both….

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Kenneth Brannigan is a small-town history professor. He’s happy with his life, loves the classes he teaches, and lives in a tiny apartment in a converted house with his best friend, Tim, next door. He’s still recovering from a bad breakup and is content to stick to his comfortable routine. It’s Tim who insists he come to the Queer Alliance’s Rainbow Mixer. 

At the mixer, Kenn meets David Burgundy, a new-to-town TA who is working on his masters. Dave is drawn immediately to Kenn and is thrilled when Kenn offers to show him the best pizza place in town. One meal leads to two, which leads to Dave and Kenn spending most of their free time together… and Kenn loosening his self-imposed rules regarding dating and sex for some kinky fun. 

Kenn’s ex isn’t going to just let Kenn be, though, and the happier Kenn is with Dave, the less the ex likes it. Will Kenn continue to run away from his past, or will his relationship with Dave help him face it head-on?

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Bowen Merlin, oui c’est son vrai nom, accepte un poste dans la pittoresque ville de Lancaster, New Hampshire, en tant que directeur de l’orchestre du lycée. Il quitte New York pour la campagne enneigée de la Nouvelle-Angleterre juste à temps pour les Fêtes.

Avec des cours, des devoirs, des activités après l’école et un concert-surprise de Noël à planifier et répéter, Bowen est très occupé. Comme il n’a jamais eu beaucoup de chance avec la romance, prendre du temps pour trouver monsieur Parfait n’est pas une priorité…

Jusqu’à ce qu’il rencontre le propriétaire de la Pommeraie Snowy Ridge, Felix Hansen. Brusquement le véritable amour semble être une possibilité dans la vie de Bowen. Ils sont tous les deux parfaitement assortis, remplissant et faisant palpiter le cœur de l’autre. Cependant, aussi merveilleux que Felix puisse paraître, il porte des cicatrices qui pourraient mettre fin à leur relation naissante lorsque quelqu’un en ville se donne beaucoup de mal pour saboter leurs carrières.

Si Bowen veut survivre aux Fêtes, il devra s’appuyer sur de vieux amis et aussi des nouveaux, convaincre Felix qu’il vaut la peine et prouver qu’ils peuvent sortir plus forts de la catastrophe s’ils font face ensemble.

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Potrebbe essere la pesca più importante della loro vita.

Due volte all’anno William Westmoreland fugge dalla sua insoddisfacente vita nel Rhode Island per recarsi in Florida, dove noleggia la barca di Mike Jensen per andare a pescare nel Golfo del Messico. L’acqua cristallina e il paesaggio tropicale non sono gli unici elementi graditi a William, che però non ha mai fatto la prima mossa nei confronti di Mike. Le avventure d’amore durante le vacanze non fanno per lui.

Mike ha avviato il suo servizio di noleggio barche per mantenere la figlia e la madre, mettendo al primo posto il loro benessere rispetto ai bisogni del cuore. Tuttavia, negare l’attrazione per William diventa sempre più difficile. 

L’ultima uscita di William e Mike inizia con una bella giornata, ma un uragano improvviso cambia tutto, impedendo a William di lasciare la città. Mentre fuori infuriano vento e pioggia, la passione a cui i due uomini hanno cercato di resistere per anni alla fine divampa, lasciandoli desiderosi di prolungare quello che hanno scoperto. Purtroppo gli obblighi di William lo richiamano alla vita reale. Riusciranno William e Mike a ridurre la distanza tra loro e a trovare un luogo in cui le loro anime possano incontrarsi? La navigazione non sarà tranquilla, ma per il futuro luminoso che li attende vale la pena affrontare il mare agitato.

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Rebuild My Heart

Lexington Lovers
Dreamspun Desires | #75
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Lexington Lovers

A love built to last.

When Derek Jackson is hired to renovate the LGBT bookstore that’s also Owen Hensley’s home, opposites attract. Derek is a big burly blue-collar guy, about ten years older than slight, sweet, and bookish Owen. As they spend time together, it becomes clear that each handsome outside leads to a beautiful interior. Far from the shy twink he appears, Owen has a rock-solid foundation that helped him put himself through college and start his own business. Behind Derek’s strong façade waits a tender heart that’s been battered by a rough family past—something Owen understands.

After Owen’s runaway nephew lands on his doorstep, it throws a wrench in their plans. Derek can’t ask Owen to choose, but he doesn’t think he can take second place with his lover the way he always has with his family. Can they find a way to keep their romance standing?

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