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Es könnte der Fang seines Lebens werden.

Zweimal im Jahr flieht William Westmoreland vor seinem unerfüllten Leben in Rhode Island nach Florida, um sich auf Mike Jansens Fischerboot einzumieten und auf den Golf hinauszufahren. Der Ausblick dort bietet zwar mehr als nur das kristallblaue Wasser und die tropischen Gefilde, aber William hat sich nie weiter vorgewagt. Er ist einfach nicht der Typ für eine Urlaubsromanze.

Mike hat seinen Charterservice in Apalachicola gegründet, um für seine Tochter und seine Mutter sorgen zu können. Ihre Sicherheit ist ihm dabei immer wichtiger als seine eigene. Er will sich nicht eingestehen, dass seine Zuneigung zu William mit jedem seiner Besuche wächst.

An einem wunderschönen Tag beginnt Williams und Mikes letzte Fischfangtour, aber ein unberechenbarer Hurrikan bringt alles ins Wanken und die beiden Männer sitzen plötzlich fest. Mitten in Regen und Sturm werden sie von der Leidenschaft überwältigt, die sie all die Jahre unterdrückt haben. Zurück im Alltag warten allerdings zu viele Verpflichtungen auf William. Werden die beiden es schaffen, die Distanz zwischen ihnen zu überwinden und einen Ort zu finden, an dem sie beide ganz sie selbst sein können? Ihre Reise mag von rauem Seegang geprägt sein, aber die hoffnungsvolle Zukunft, die sie am Ende erwartet, ist die Turbulenzen wert.

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The Temple of Heaven

Made In China | Book Two

Made In China: Book Two

Music is Tian Di’s life and his love, and he’s made plenty of sacrifices. His career is finally taking off with his band, Made in China, and he’ll continue to put music first… until he meets Jordon. Then insta-lust becomes insta-love and a commitment to the future—no matter how difficult it might be.

Jordon lives in a bubble constructed by his overprotective older brothers, who are so controlling that they’ve kept him from dating. A talented artist, Jordon managed to keep his success with a Japanese manga publisher a secret from his family, but now he fears discovery. It’s easier to let his brothers handle everything, but Jordon has reached his limit. He’s ready to draw some boundaries so he can be his own man and face all the challenges that come with that.

Their families and careers aren’t the only obstacles. Jordon must accept his identity as a gay man who doesn’t top or bottom. Fortunately, Tian Di—and his special talents—help Jordon open up to his sexuality in an erotic adventure that spans Japan and China, and with love, luck, hard work, and open minds, will end in a happily ever after.

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Un homme sans égal

Dreamspun Desires (Français) | #19

Les amants de Lexington

Avoir grandi plus pauvre que pauvre n’a pas laissé beaucoup d’options à Navashen Bhattathiri pour une vie en dehors de l’école. Toute sa concentration était sur le fait de garder sa bourse scolaire. Seize ans plus tard, il a réussi son rêve et il est devenu médecin. Maintenant, il revient chez lui à Lexington et il est prêt à prouver sa valeur au monde. Ce faisant, il reprend contact avec Brent Carpenter – camarade de lycée, agent immobilier, un type génial à tous les niveaux.... et entremetteur caché.

Brent se fait une mission d’aider Navashen à développer une vie sociale et rencontrer des hommes intéressants et disponibles. Malheureusement, l’emploi du temps de Navashen est imprévisible, et, contrairement à Brent, peu parmi ces prétendants accordent de la valeur à son dévouement. L’amitié sans faille et le soutien de celui-ci convainquent Navashen qu’il est le bon, mais peut-il capturer le cœur de Brent quand l’entremetteur est concentré sur le fait de lui trouver un autre homme ?

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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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Bay Whitman, scrittore di gialli di successo, vive una vita da celebrità, perlomeno in apparenza. In pubblico è sempre spigliato e sicuro di sé. Le donne pendono dalle sue labbra e gli uomini invidiano i suoi modi spavaldi. In realtà, però, Bay è un tipo solitario. È timido e introverso e la sua vita consiste nello stare seduto in una stanza semibuia a scrivere i suoi famosi romanzi con protagonista Jack Robbins. Il suo unico vizio è il gioco d’azzardo. Vincere un escort durante una partita a poker cambierà la sua vita in modi che non avrebbe mai immaginato.

Matthew “King” Slater è uno dei più celebri attori di film porno gay. Trascorre le giornate davanti alla telecamera e le notti come escort d’alto bordo, pagato profumatamente. Ciò che desidera realmente è il romanticismo di una vera relazione, ma il suo passato gli rende difficile separare i desideri del corpo da quelli del cuore. Per il momento, per lui è più facile pensare al sesso come a un lavoro e basta. Un giorno, però, mentre si trova a Las Vegas per delle riprese, viene assunto per una serata in un hotel famoso, e il suo bel cliente potrebbe sfumare i confini tra il dovere e il piacere.

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New York Times best-selling mystery writer Bay Whitman leads the life of a celebrity—at least on the surface. In public he’s self-assured and in control. Women hang on his every word, while men envy his confidence and swagger. But in reality, Bay is a loner. He’s shy and introverted, and his life consists of sitting in a dimly lit room writing his famous Jack Robbins mystery novels. His one vice—gambling. Winning an escort in a poker game will change Bay’s life in ways he never imagined.

Matthew “King” Slater is one of the hottest tickets in gay porn. He spends his days in front of the camera and his nights as a highly paid escort to the rich and famous. Deep down, he craves romance and a real connection, but his past makes it hard to separate the needs of his body from those of his heart. For now, it’s easier to think of sex as just a job. But while doing a shoot in Vegas, King is hired for a tryst at a famous hotel and casino, and his handsome client might blur the line between work and play.

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Bay Whitman, Mystery-Autor von New York Times Bestsellern, führt das Leben einer Berühmtheit – zumindest von außen betrachtet. In der Öffentlichkeit ist er selbstbewusst und hat alles unter Kontrolle. Frauen hängen an seinen Lippen, während Männer ihn um sein Selbstvertrauen und seine stolze Haltung beneiden. Aber in der Realität ist Bay ein Einzelgänger. Er ist schüchtern und introvertiert und verbringt sein Leben damit, in einem schwach beleuchteten Raum zu sitzen und seine berühmten Mystery-Romane über Jack Robbins zu schreiben. Sein einziges Laster sind Glücksspiele. Als er bei einer Pokerpartie einen Callboy gewinnt, wird Bays Leben sich verändern wie er es nie erwartet hätte.

Matthew „King“ Slater ist einer der beliebtesten Stars der schwulen Pornoszene. Er verbringt seine Tage vor der Kamera und seine Abende als hochbezahlter Callboy für die Reichen und Berühmten. Tief drin sehnt er sich nach Romantik und einer echten Verbindung, aber seine Vergangenheit macht es ihm schwer, die Bedürfnisse seines Körpers von denen seines Herzens zu trennen. Für den Moment ist es einfacher, wenn der Sex nur ein Job für ihn ist. Aber während eines Drehs in Vegas wird King für ein Rendezvous in einem berühmten Hotel und Casino angeheuert und sein gut aussehender Kunde könnte die Grenze zwischen Arbeit und Vergnügen verschwimmen lassen.

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Stranger in a Foreign Land

Dreamspun Desires | #61

After an accident stole his memory, the only home American businessman Patrick knows is Bangkok. He recovers under the tender ministrations of Jack, an Australian ex-pat who works nights at a pineapple cannery. Together they search for clues to Patrick’s identity, but without success. Soon that forgotten past seems less and less important as Jack and Patrick—now known as Buddy—build a new life together.

But the past comes crashing in when Patrick’s brother travels to Thailand looking for him… and demands Patrick return to Los Angeles, away from Jack and the only world familiar to him. The attention also causes trouble for Jack, and to make their way back to each other, Patrick will need to find not only himself, but Jack as well, before everything is lost….

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Auteur de romans à succès, Bay Whitman vit la vie d’une célébrité – du moins, en apparence. En public, il est sûr de lui. Les femmes boivent la moindre de ses paroles, les hommes envient son assurance et sa démarche arrogante. Cependant, en réalité, Bay est un solitaire. Il est timide, introverti, et sa vie se résume à s’asseoir dans une pièce sombre pour écrire ses célèbres romans sur Jack Robbins. Il n’a qu’un seul vice : les jeux. Gagner un escort à une partie de poker changera sa vie d’une façon qu’il n’aurait jamais imaginé.

Matthew « King » Slater est l’une des stars du porno les plus en vogue. Il passe ses journées devant une caméra et ses nuits comme escort de luxe pour les personnes riches et célèbres. Au fond de lui, il meurt d’envie de trouver l’amour et un lien véritable, mais son passé rend difficile de différencier les besoins de son corps de ceux de son cœur. Pour le moment, il lui est plus facile de voir le sexe comme son travail. Pourtant, lorsqu’il doit tourner à Las Vegas et qu’il est embauché pour un travail d’escort dans un célèbre hôtel casino, son séduisant client rend plus difficile pour lui de distinguer le travail du plaisir.

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Jupiter

States of Love | Nebraska

For fourteen-year-old Jacob Thomas, a Christian and the smartest kid in class, Bobby Versailles is completely out of reach. Jacob wishes a girl named Allie loved him because he still doesn’t get that he’s gay, but he always keeps his eyes peeled at school, hoping to catch a glimpse of Bobby.

It’s Bobby Versailles’s senior year. Captain of his high school football team, he’s bound to win Homecoming King and hopefully a state championship, but he’s been miserable for years. His fear of somebody finding out he’s gay has brought isolation and loneliness. He has hidden that he’s gay by going on dates with girls now and then, and also by working out and excelling at football—which has also helped teachers look past his learning difficulties. When he first eyes Jacob, it’s possibly love at first sight. Bobby becomes a little obsessed. Jacob has got to be gay, and when Bobby makes a move, both of their worlds turn upside down!

It’s 1982, and while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are barreling toward a possible NCAA National Football Championship, everyone in a small town two hours away hopes Bobby can lead them to a state championship. Can two teens with vastly different lives find love amidst the fervor of Nebraska football?

 

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

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No matter what he tells himself, wealthy NYC architect Liam has never been able to forget his first love, Ben. But as he approaches midlife and realizes something is missing, can he forgive himself for the worst mistake he ever made—the one that left a hole no amount of career success can fill? Or will fear keep him from the full life he really wants?

Liam and Ben were childhood sweethearts, then college boyfriends. But when Liam cheated on Ben, Ben forced himself to cut ties and move on. He’s still living in the small town where they grew up, teaching, but it’s not the life he imagined for himself as a younger man. Still, when Liam returns, he can’t risk his heart again. He certainly can’t allow himself to love Liam again after fighting so hard to get over him.

Neither man wants to let go of the past and face their apprehension at starting over. They don’t want to fall in love a second time—but sometimes love happens whether it’s wanted or not.

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Aaron Weiss weiß, wie man entflieht. Vor Jahren war er vor einer unglücklichen Liebe geflohen und impulsiv der Armee beigetreten. Nun ist er aus gesundheitlichen Gründen gezwungen, seinen Abschied zu nehmen und sein Leben zu Hause neu zu ordnen, erweist sich als echte Herausforderung.

Jesse Ross weiß, wie man sich versteckt. Er ist sich bewusst, dass er ein Sonderling und Außenseiter in seiner Familie ist. Außerdem weiß er, dass seine geheime Liebe seit Kindertagen, Aaron, nur seinen gut aussehenden älteren Bruder will. Und doch kann Jesse seine intensiven Gefühle für Aaron nie gänzlich aufgeben. Über die Jahre war Jesse ihm ein treuer Brieffreund. Trotzdem ist er bis ins Mark erschüttert, als er Aaron auf seiner Türschwelle vorfindet.

Als lange begrabene Geheimnisse aus der Vergangenheit in den Mittelpunkt rücken, fühlen sich die beiden unwiderstehlich zueinander hingezogen. Aber es ist ihre Zukunft, die sie dazu zwingen könnte, alles zu riskieren.

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Austin, Texas, tome 2

La musique. Topher Manning ne pense qu’à ça, mais il doit aussi travailler pour vivre et la mécanique ne correspond pas exactement à ses ambitions de rock star. S’il ne trouve pas très vite le moyen de débloquer les chansons qu’il a dans la tête, son groupe sombrera dans l’obscurité. 

Arrive alors le festival annuel de musique qui se passe dans sa ville, Austin, au Texas. Une panne de voiture fait entrer dans le garage où il travaille un critique musical new-yorkais, Stanton Porter, qui l’invite à assister avec lui au concert de Bruce Springsteen le soir même. 

Un baiser inattendu et un téléphone aux vibrations fantômes sont les prémices d’une incroyable histoire d’amour susceptible de transcender tout ce que les deux hommes pensaient connaître de la réalité. 

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

John Lennon fought for world peace, but sixteen-year-old hippie hopeful Kale Oswald's only made it as far as tie-dying his T-shirts with organic grape juice. Now he’s ready to cement his new hippie identity by joining a local human rights organization, but he doesn’t fit in as well as he’d hoped.

After landing herself in the hospital by washing down a Ziploc bag of pills with a bottle of Gatorade, Julian Mendez came clean to her mother: she is a girl who has been seen as a boy since birth. Puberty blockers have stopped the maturing of her body. They’re also supposed to give her time to be sure she wants to make a more permanent decision, but she’s already Julia in her heart. What she’s not sure she’s ready to face is the post-transition name-calling and bathroom wars awaiting her at school. 

When Kale and Julian come face-to-face at the human rights organization, attraction, teenage awkwardness, and reluctant empathy collide. They are forced to examine who they are and how they want to present themselves to the world. But until Kale can come to terms with his confusion about his own sexuality and Julian can be honest with Kale about her gender, they cannot move forward in friendship, or anything more.

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Speed Dating the Boss

Cowboys and Angels | Book One

Cowboys and Angels: Book One

Will a mix of privilege and blue collar be a recipe for love… or disaster?

Dan’s pretty satisfied with his job at the working-class bar Cowboys and Angels. He enjoys his simple life, his apartment, and his cat, but he could do without the fights that break out in the bar, his boss’s meddling daughter, Ariel… oh, and a brutal, unrequited crush on his straight alpha boss, Gideon.

When Dan’s friend prepares to tie the knot, everyone insists that Dan needs a date for the wedding. Before he can protest, Ariel arranges a gay speed-dating event at the bar with Gideon as a participant. The unforeseen revelation that Gideon is bisexual raises Dan’s hopes, especially when Gideon announces that he wants to accompany Dan to the wedding. Could Gideon really be interested in Dan? 

When Dan needs someone most, Gideon offers his unconditional support, and with genuine commitment, he shows Dan the kind of man he really is. Teaming up to save the wedding from a hungover groom and intolerant parents, can Gideon convince Dan they’re the best match since beer and pizza?

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La situazione economica di Jamie è un vero disastro, anche se non è colpa sua, e l’ultima persona che si aspetta d’incontrare per caso in biblioteca è un buon samaritano. Malgrado la sua iniziale diffidenza circa le vere motivazioni di Guy, Jamie capisce in fretta che il suo salvatore è un uomo buono e generoso che, dopo aver avuto fortuna nella vita, non desidera altro che aiutare qualcuno in difficoltà. Il fatto che l’uomo sia gay non è un problema visto che Jamie non è interessato… o almeno così pensa.

Guy è felice di poter aiutare Jamie e i due sembrano andare d’accordo, fino a quando la curiosità del ragazzo non trasforma la loro relazione e Guy si ritrova a guardarlo con occhi diversi. Quella che era iniziata come un’offerta d’aiuto diventa qualcosa di completamente inaspettato…

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Mystic Man

States of Love | Connecticut

When a series of personal crises prompt risk-averse research librarian Aaron Templeton to apply for a job on the other side of the country, nobody is more surprised than he is. He nearly runs home before the final interview except for one little problem: he has no home anymore. He put his condo on the market before he left California and it’s already sold. Only an encounter with free-spirited Connecticut native Cody Brown at the Mystic Seaport Museum staves off Aaron’s incipient panic attack.

Cody loves nothing better than introducing newcomers to the great features of his beloved home state, and when the newbie in question is a rumpled professorial type with the saddest blue eyes on the planet? Score! The attraction between the two men deepens as they explore Cody’s favorite spots, but when difficulties arise and Aaron’s insecurities threaten to overwhelm him, will Cody’s love be enough to keep him in Mystic?

 

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

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Qui es-tu, Chyna ?

Perspectives | Tome 4

Perspectives, tome 4

À l’approche de son quarante-cinquième anniversaire, Lil Lampert éprouve une terrible anxiété de vieillir. Pour l’aider à retrouver goût à la vie, son partenaire, Grier Dilorio, lui propose un voyage en amoureux en Italie. Cette absence tombe plutôt mal, car leur fils, Luca vient d’entrer à l’école secondaire. Il est confié à ses oncles d’adoption, Clark Stevens, des Chicago Bears, et Jody Williams. 

Grandir entre deux couples gays a donné à Luca une perspective de la vie assez unique, sans pour autant lui permettre de répondre aux questions qu’il se pose concernant son orientation sexuelle. Après plusieurs années d’un béguin secret pour son meilleur ami, Chip Davidson, voilà que Luca s’intéresse à sa jumelle, la rousse Chyna. Alors qu’il se croyait gay, peut-être est-il bisexuel finalement. 

Chyna est né intersexué, c’est-à-dire avec un rare syndrome génétique d’ambiguïté de genre. Biologiquement, c’est un garçon, mais sa mère, troublée par une crise de dépression post-partum, l’a déclaré à la naissance en tant que fille et l’élève depuis lors dans le mensonge. La puberté arrivant, Chyna a de plus en plus de mal à dissimuler son secret, d’autant plus que sa forte attirance pour Luca lui déclenche d’étranges réactions.

Luca saura-t-il, malgré sa jeunesse, accepter une vérité troublante et aider Chyna à découvrir sa véritable identité, ou bien va-t-il renoncer au premier écueil et réduire à néant le rêve de bonheur d’un adolescent à la dérive ?

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