Contemporary books


Why I Love Waiters

Why I Love....

2nd Edition

A Why I Love.... Novel

As a member of a covert military unit, John Davidson isn’t scared of much. Yet one look into Heath Kane’s dark blue eyes and he knows a different kind of fear for the first time. John can’t be gay, at least not out and proud in his unit, even with Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repealed. He’s never been interested enough in any man to risk the fallout.

Heath’s hometown wasn’t the best place for a gay kid to grow up, but his grandmother did her darnedest to make it good for him. Now he’s paying her back for all her love. She’s getting older and needs help, so he returns home to wait tables at the Corner Café while taking online courses to get his degree. Even though the Army base provides him with a lot of buff eye candy, he knows it’s best to keep his head down.

Neither Heath nor John can deny their attraction, and John’s finally willing to act on their mutual interest. But holding on to each other will mean big changes in both their lives.

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2011.



My Paradise Is You

World of Love | Bermuda

When two very different men are stranded on a deserted island, will opposites attract, or will they end up killing each other—if the elements don’t get them first?

Marc Reed is an expert scuba diver and leads underwater tours of the infamous shipwrecks scattered around Bermuda. When a robbery forces him and his boss’s son—a man he despises on principle—to take shelter on an uncharted island, he might have to reassess his opinion of the spoiled snob.

Ian Blythe-Darcy II lives a life most would envy. He’s a trust-fund kid being groomed to take over his father’s empire of hotels and resorts. But it’s not a life that matches what’s in his heart. He’s in the closet and engaged to a socialite he doesn’t love, but he’s about to get a crash course in being true to himself—and maybe learn money can’t buy happiness after all.


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




Dreamspun Desires | #29

Snow, steam, and secrets.

When Jude Devereaux—on the run from a domineering lover—seeks shelter at a secluded Alaskan cabin, unable to make it to town before the blizzard hits, suspicious SOB Hutch is naturally wary, but Jude isn’t just gorgeous, he’s funny and smart and flirtatious. Good things happen over the three days they’re snowed in, and by the time the storm clears, Hutch finds himself a little too attached.

But is Jude who he claims? The last thing Hutch wants is to re-enter the world of espionage and violence he came to Alaska to escape, but the threat to Jude is unthinkable. Hutch refuses to let anything bad happen... even if it means delving into secrets Hutch thought were hidden for good.



2nd Edition

Bryan Mills has fantasized about cowboys all his life. Real cowboys, that is. He even dresses in what his roommate calls “cowboy drag” when he visits his favorite bar, in the hope of attracting the attentions of a genuine cowboy. But all he usually finds are posers and guys his own age.

Then one night, to his surprise, Curtis Hansen buys him a beer, and Bryan has no doubt this is the real thing. Curtis is a rugged, gorgeous man who is every bit a cowboy. He even owns his own ranch. What follows is about the most amazing night of Bryan’s young life. 

But can they move beyond a night of incredible sex when Bryan admits to Curtis that the only horse he’s ever ridden was a birthday party pony? And that he’s nothing but a poser himself? Maybe, just maybe, Curtis can find the real cowboy inside Bryan, and they can ride off into the sunset together!

First Edition published as The Real Thing in Riding Double by Dreamspinner Press, 2011.



Journaliste de province

Héros des petites villes, et cœurs des grandes.

Jefferson Lee Davis vit une vie heureuse en ville, jusqu’au jour où son oncle préféré fait une mauvaise chute, conduisant notre héros à Holly Creek pour s’assurer que ledit oncle se porte bien. Jefferson Lee sait comment jongler avec les histoires de cette petite ville du sud, et les habitants l’accueillent à bras ouverts. Tout le monde, sauf le Shérif de la ville, Zane Yarbrough.

Les Journées des Cornouillers, le plus grand festival de la ville approche à grands pas, et Jefferson se met sur le pied de guerre, afin d’assister son oncle, le blogueur de la ville, même si cela le place sur le chemin du Shérif. Des voisins singuliers, une famille envahissante et un meil-leur ami des plus énergiques, tous se rassemblent pour transformer la vie de Jefferson à Holly Creek en une véritable aventure. Lorsqu’il perd son travail en ville, Jefferson Lee doit recommen-cer à chercher un job qui le conduirait hors de cette petite ville chère à son cœur. Ce grand garçon de la ville trouvera-t-il l’amour dans les bras du shérif ou bien l’appel de la ville sera-t-il trop fort ?


Secret de province

Jefferson Lee Davis, le nouveau Directeur de publicité de Holly Creek, se prépare pour le prochain grand événement de la ville, le Festival des Roses. Son travail se passe tranquillement, mais la route de sa romance a heurté un obstacle. Son petit-ami musclé, le shérif Zane Yarbrough, reçoit un mystérieux appel téléphonique dont il ne veut pas parler. Pendant que Jefferson Lee est aveuglé par la jalousie, un mystérieux étranger, plutôt bel homme, apparaît dans leur petite ville. À la recherche de réponses, Jefferson Lee met sa meilleure amie Clover Crofton dans la confi-dence afin qu’elle l’aide à fouiner dans les secrets que lui cache Zane, ce qui le conduit à affron-ter leur première grosse dispute. Zane et Jefferson Lee devront faire face à leurs problèmes de confiance s’ils veulent former un couple, et peut-être que Clover apprendra une ou deux choses au passage.



Meccanici alla prova

Wrench Wars – Gli assi dei motori

Un libro della serie Wrench Wars – Gli assi dei motori

All’ officina di Jim Irving sono tutti entusiasti per Wrench Wars – Gli assi dei motori, un nuovo reality show sulle officine. O meglio, tutti tranne il talentuoso meccanico Chandler Scott, l’unico dipendente che ha rifiutato di firmare il contratto. I suoi colleghi gli stanno facendo pressione perché senza Chandler e le sue interazioni esplosive con il loro capo nessuno farà parte dello show.

L’unico alleato di Chandler è il figlio di Jim, Mark, che è costretto a lavorare con il padre finché non riuscirà a ripagare il proprio debito studentesco o non troverà un lavoro migliore, e che da un po’ è l’amante segreto di Chandler.

Poi un incontro galante nell’officina esplode in faccia a entrambi, dando al network le armi per ricattarli. Chandler è messo all’angolo, e Mark deve decidere fin dove è disposto a spingersi per proteggere l’uomo con cui condivide il letto… e che potrebbe avergli rubato il cuore.



Until You

At First Sight

Sequel to The Queen & the Homo Jock King


Together with their families and friends

Paul Auster


Vincent Taylor

request the honor of your company at the celebration of their marriage.



Moment of Fate

Moments in Time

A Moments In Time Novel

Bryan Dane’s been living the dream—photography student by day, up-and-coming rocker by night. His summer goals are to earn his last few credits, graduate from NYU, spend as much time in the recording studio as possible, and survive the next few months without sex so he can complete his yearlong goal of self-imposed celibacy. Everything is on track until he meets Oliver Newcastle.

For years Oliver planned a marriage of convenience with his high school BFF, but now that she’s fallen in love for real with someone else, it’s no longer convenient. So Oliver came out to his family, quit his job, and left small-town New England for NYC, an intensive summer study program, and a chance to find his own happiness.

From the moment they meet, the sexual tension between Bryan and Oliver sizzles. But Bryan wants no part of a relationship, and Oliver wants to sow his wild oats—he just isn’t sure how. Oliver seeks Bryan’s help navigating the NYC gay scene, which throws them together in increasingly more sexual situations until they can no longer deny they’re hot for each other. Bryan is desperate to keep things simple, but fate may have other plans.



Thomas, an older gay musician living in a small Southern town, is ready to start a family. He fosters Jeremy, a special needs boy with no arms, and teaches him to play the drums so Jeremy can realize his potential to do anything he wants. Though it takes time, Thomas’s closeted boyfriend Randy steps out of the shadows to be part of what Thomas is working to build. With the advent of marriage equality, it’s a different world in the Deep South—one where the three of them have the chance to be a family.

Yet no one said it would be easy, and they soon learn the foster care system is far from perfect.

Just as Jeremy begins to settle in and thrive, his biological father reappears, demanding custody. Thomas and Randy know the man is unfit to care for Jeremy, but the law says otherwise. It seems they’re the only ones looking out for Jeremy’s best interests, and they face an uphill battle if they want to keep their new family together.



After the Romance Novel

Before… and After

A Before… and After Story

Romance novels always end with a happy ever after. Right?

Evan and Adam are best friends, but they don’t know everything about each other. For one thing, Adam doesn’t know Evan writes and publishes gay romance novels until he discovers one while snooping on Evan’s laptop.

This revelation changes their relationship in ways neither could’ve imagined. Adam’s reaction to reading Evan’s stories is not what he expected, nor is the new way he’s looking at his lifelong pal. After all, Adam is straight, or so he’s always thought, and that is what Evan believes about Adam as well.

When Evan admits he might be bisexual, Adam suggests he try dating girls to find out for sure, but when Evan follows his advice, Adam is caught off guard by his feelings of jealousy. And when the date proves Evan isn’t bisexual, but gay, Evan’s request that Adam find him a guy might be the last straw.

How can Adam admit he wants that guy to be him? His epiphany will either end their relationship—or change it into something wonderful in their very own friends-to-lovers romance.



Better with Bacon

Perchance to Dream

When Patrick’s long-term girlfriend Li Ling dumps him just as he’s working up the nerve to propose, he ends up drunk on David’s couch—and later in David’s bed. Although initially reluctant to pursue anything beyond a one-time drunken tryst, David throws caution to the wind during an intimate dinner, where the two men also discuss Patrick’s dream of entering the food industry. Just as the friends-turned-lovers are settling into their new romance, Li Ling calls Patrick—she’s pregnant.

Convinced the announcement spells the end of their love affair and a return to their platonic friendship, David flees to Sydney to escape his heartbreak. But upon his return to Melbourne, David discovers the situation hasn’t gone the way he’d expected. There might still be a chance for David and Patrick’s dreams to come true if they can forgive each other’s mistakes and move forward.



Off Stage

Off Stage | Sets One & Two

Off Stage: Sets One & Two

The grunge band Firefly was Trevor “Damian” Learner and Lenny Stevens’s dream since they were boys growing up in rural Ontario. They found the right people to live the dream with them, even landed the best representation in the business, but the higher their star rose, the harder it became to ignore their issues.

Now, needing guidance beyond what each other and their bandmates can offer, Damian and Lenny must let go of a relationship that’s hurting everyone around them and accept support from men who know what they need better than they do. Two submissives will never make each other happy without the dominance they both crave but can’t find in each other.

First Damian needs to get his life on the right path and accept the rules Stan sets forth for him. Then Lenny will have to step into the wings, leave the spotlight, and concentrate on his own well-being—and Vance’s guiding hand—before they can help the band reach its potential.



Rushing Love

States of Love | South Dakota

After a devastating breakup with the man he thought he’d spend his life with, Flynn Webb takes a vacation to a South Dakota dude ranch. It’s something completely different from anything he’s done before, and it helps that it’s as far away from his ex as possible. Trapped in his own depressive thoughts, Flynn is surprised to meet Grayson Harland. Not only is Grayson a sexy cowboy—one fifteen years younger—but he’s the most charming man Flynn has ever met.

Flynn doesn’t have much experience with being seduced, and he has even less with guys like Grayson taking an interest in him—and Grayson is definitely interested. What begins as a fling while visiting iconic South Dakota sights soon develops the potential for much more. But Flynn is afraid that falling in love again so soon—and with a man so much younger—will lead only to another catastrophic heartbreak. Luckily for them both, Grayson isn’t giving up without a fight.


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



Fortsetzung zu Andere Wege

Ein Titel der Neue Wege Serie

Es ist drei Jahre her, seit Jesse Ross sich zwischen seinem Master und seiner festen Freundin entscheiden musste – drei Jahre, seit er eine Liebesbeziehung mit Will, seinem Dom, eingegangen ist und endlich offen zu seiner sexuellen Orientierung steht. Von außen betrachtet ist die Beziehung zwischen Jesse und Will beständig, stabil und romantisch; alle gehen davon aus, dass sie demnächst heiraten und eine Familie gründen werden. Erst ein Autounfall deckt die zutapezierten Risse in ihrem gemeinsamen Leben auf. 

Traumatisiert durch den Unfall muss Will, der den Wagen gefahren hat, feststellen, dass sein Selbstvertrauen in Scherben liegt. Nachdem er Jesse unabsichtlich Schmerzen zugefügt hat, sieht er sich außerstande, ihm im Schlafzimmer wehzutun, und stellt plötzlich seine Eignung als Jesses Dom in Frage. In dieser physisch und emotional völlig verfahrenen Situation kämpft Jesse darum, die Teile ihrer angeknacksten Beziehung zusammenzuhalten. Die physischen Wunden heilen zwar mit der Zeit, doch das emotionale Trauma hat bei beiden Männern mehr Schäden hinterlassen, als irgendjemand ahnen konnte …



Do you believe in love at first sight?

Roland Reynolds—or Lana Renault, as she’s now known—knows that life is no fairy tale. Fortunately she has her trusted friends, nicknamed the “the dwarfs,” to keep her company. She lives her life to the fullest while keeping what’s beneath her skirt to herself. 

American painter Daniel Hunter is no stranger to adversity either, and it’s left him with not only strength but secrets. Unlike Lana, he remains aloof, content to observe life and beauty from the sidelines… until the first time their eyes meet on a crowded Paris street.

Cupid’s arrow finds its mark in Daniel, but while Lana longs for romance, she knows there’s no prince in her happy ever after. If their story is to have a fairy-tale ending, Daniel will have to convince Lana to let down her walls—and, in the process, reveal what he fears sharing the most.



Tropical Depression

Stormy Weather | Book Two

2nd Edition

Sequel to Rain and Whiskey

Stormy Weather: Book Two 

The weather in the Florida swamps is looking a little rocky for retired football player, Galen, his laid-back lover, Shane, and their gator, Vic.

When Galen buys into a football team, promoting and wheeling and dealing are the name of the game. He’s so busy he hardly gets to see Shane anymore, which means a lot of lonely naps on the couch.

Shane is tied up with managing the bar, covering for unreliable bartenders, and serving drinks to good-time party boys. Used to be Galen couldn’t get enough of him. Now he can hardly pry Galen away from the phone, and Shane starts to wonder where he stands in Galen’s life. Will things ever be the way they were?

When Galen starts to forget their dates, the pressure builds, jealousy and hurt swirling into a tropical storm. Galen and Shane need to seek shelter in each other before everything they’ve built is washed away.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.



Mangrove Stories

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Mangrove Stories

Come to beautiful Mangrove, Florida, a tropical paradise where the days are hot, the nights are sultry, and love is in the air, carried by a blue ocean breeze. Don't miss these heartwarming romances by Mary Calmes.



Wounded Pride

Wounded | Book Two

Wounded: Book Two

Renford Kline is straight… right? He got over his experimentation in college and moved on. Then how does he explain his blush-inducing fantasies about Brian Daystar? Fantasies he’s having when he should be focused on his career move from attorney to professor. When Brian comes to New York, Renford knows he’s in trouble. Everything about Brian attracts him—from his tight body to his beautiful, dark hair—but Renford is straight… right?

Brian Daystar needs a break. He’s been working nonstop to turn his Montana ranch into a safe haven for at-risk youth—so much so that he can’t even bring himself to care when he finds out his partner, country star Corey, is cheating on him. Their relationship has been over for a long time, but it might take his feelings for Renford to make Brian accept it.

Both men have decisions to make. Renford must come to terms with who he truly is, and Brian is going to have to decide if he will shun his happiness or embrace it.