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Twenty-one-year-old Mason has to get out of his mother’s house, where her boyfriend subjects him to unwanted advances—and won’t take no for an answer. Since she didn’t believe Mason when he told her about his uncle’s sexual abuse, Mason knows he’s on his own, and it’s up to him to raise the money he needs. He thinks he’s in luck when he takes a modeling job.

Oliver is a photographer, and getting guys and sex has always been easy for him. His current open relationship is no exception: more friendship and fun than anything. But when Oliver meets Mason, he can see the younger man is fragile and desperately in need of help. Before anything can develop between them, Mason needs to free himself of his terrible living situation and start on the road to healing. Oliver wants to stand beside him as he does. What surprises him is the discovery that he might need Mason as much as Mason needs him.

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Train to Somewhere

Before… and After

A Before… and After Story

It was only a game. Wasn’t it?

At a party one night, Charlie Dean’s childhood friend Will Tucker accepts a dare and dresses up as a girl: clothes, hair, makeup. Seeing Will that way incites a riot of confused emotions in Charlie—and he responds by lashing out. He never meant to hurt Will, and now he must do some serious damage control.

During a school trip by train, Charlie and Will share a sleeper cabin. Charlie intends to mend fences, while Will figures it’s as good a time as any to broach the subjects of attraction and sexuality. They want to get their relationship back on track. But after the secrets they both reveal, their friendship can never be the same.

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Todd Burton est fatigué de sa vie étriquée dans la petite ville de Buckman. Battu par son beau-père qui ne cesse de le traiter de pédé, il découvre un soir avec son meilleur ami Austin qu’il pourrait bien être gay. Mais Todd refuse de donner raison à son horrible beau-père, et il décide de fuir sa ville natale pour poursuivre son rêve de devenir Chef cuisinier. Mais lorsque Todd arrive à la ville, très vite c’est la désillusion. Ses petites économies s’envolent, et il se retrouve à la rue un soir d’hiver, en pleine tempête de neige.

Gabe Richards est un brillant homme d’affaires avec un lourd passé sentimental qui l’a rendu méfiant. Mais lorsqu’il aperçoit le jeune Todd, grelottant de froid à la porte de son immeuble, il prend pitié de lui et le laisse entrer.

À leur grande surprise, Todd et Gabe se découvrent une attirance mutuelle. Ce qui ne devait être qu’une seule nuit se change en semaine, et les sentiments fleurissent. Peut-être que ce jeune homme venu du froid saura faire fondre la glace autour du cœur de Gabe.

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Quello giusto

serie Piccole cose | Libro 2

Serie Piccole cose, Libro 2

Per anni Dustin Davis ha sognato un principe ma ha finito per baciare solo rospi. Quando vede per la prima volta Archer Kyriakides, è convinto che la sorte sia finalmente cambiata e che Archer sia quello giusto. I sentimenti contrastanti che prova in sua presenza lo lasciano però confuso: perché va tutto bene a un incontro e male a quello successivo? Non ha senso! Fino a quando non conosce il suo gemello, Asher, e non capisce di averli confusi più di una volta.

Asher Kyriakides sogna di diventare un fotografo d’alta moda, ma è incastrato in un lavoro che odia e con un fratello irresponsabile e libertino, le cui abitudini lo fanno impazzire, specialmente quando scopre che Archer sta uscendo con l’adorabile biondino a cui pensa da mesi. Combattuto tra desiderio e lealtà, Asher può solo cercare di mettere in guardia Dusty nei confronti del fratello.

Ma quando alla fine Archer si spinge troppo oltre, Dusty si rivolge ad Asher in cerca di aiuto, e lui sa di non potersi tirare indietro. Non impiegheranno molto a capire di essersi innamorati l’uno dell’altro, ma più di un ostacolo si mette sulla loro strada, non per ultimo Archer, che non è ancora disposto a smettere di essere una spina nel fianco del gemello.

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In Over Our Heads

Stories from the Shore

A Stories From the Shore Book

Anthony Vallen is the life of any party. Full of energy and fun, Anthony adores romance and enjoys playing matchmaker for his friends while dancing the night away with a series of Mr. Right Nows. But he’s given up on his own happy ending. A bad breakup years ago made him a secret cynic about love… until he runs into Walter Elkins—the boy who broke his teenaged heart—on a scuba-diving vacation in Key West. Suddenly, Anthony’s reasons for shunning romance no longer hold much water. Being with Walter again forces Anthony to get serious—about himself, his worth, and his heart’s desires.

Brilliant and self-contained, scientist Walter Elkins prefers deep thoughts to other people. He’s a good boss and a model citizen, but Walter doesn’t let anyone get close. After a tragedy drove him out of his science career, Walter landed in Key West and became owner of a dive shop and a bar. Things are fine until Anthony Vallen—the only person who ever penetrated his defenses—shows up, and Walter’s calm, controlled life capsizes. He and Anthony have a second chance for love, but Walter must confront the old fears that threaten to torpedo their happiness.

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The Fireman's Pole

Dreamspun Desires | #44

The flames of passion rise for the lord of the manor.

It’s springtime in Calminster village, but things are already heating up. Sexy firefighter Dale Maloney is new to the local station. When Dale backs the company fire engine into the village maypole, he attracts the ire—and attention—of Benedict Raleigh, the Baron Calminster.

Soon after meeting Dale, Ben breaks off his relationship with his girlfriend, and the sparks between Ben and Dale are quickly fanned into flames.

Unfortunately the passion between the two men isn’t the only blaze in the village. An arsonist’s crimes are escalating, and it’s up to Dale and his crew to stop them. Meanwhile, as they investigate, an unscrupulous business partner attempts to coerce Ben into marrying his daughter. The May Day parade is around the corner, but they have plenty of fires to put out before Ben can finally slide down the fireman’s pole.

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The suspicious death of Dante Bartholomew’s wife changed him, especially in the eyes of the residents of St. Giles. They no longer see a successful businessman… only a monster they believe was involved. Dante’s horrific reputation eclipses the truth to the point that he sees no choice but to isolate himself and his heart.

The plan backfires when he meets counselor Beau Clarity and the children he works with. Beau and the kids see beyond the beastly reputation to the beautiful soul inside Dante, and Dante’s cold heart begins to thaw as they slip past his defenses. The warmth and hope Beau brings to Dante’s life help him see his entire existence—his trials and sorrows—in a brighter light.

But Dante’s secrets could rip happiness from their grasp… especially since someone isn’t above hurting those Dante has grown to love in order to bring him down.

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Hope can be found in unexpected places.

Lonely, still struggling with his divorce, and suffering from writer’s block, successful thriller author Fred spends much more time in an all-night Denny’s than is healthy for any man. It’s the last place he thought he’d meet someone like Callum, who has literally run away from the internationally famous boy band Leos.

Despite their age difference, the two become friends, and their long nights of soul-searching might help them find the courage to face their problems: Fred’s deteriorating relationship with his daughter and Callum’s career issues. It’s easy for their lives to tangle together, and each might provide the other the means to move beyond the past—even if it’s not a journey they can take together.

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L'étalon sauvage

Dreamspun Desires (Français) | #8
Les amants de Lexington

Les amants de Lexington

Les chevaux étaient sa passion… jusqu’à ce qu’il pose les yeux sur son patron.

Il y a un an et demi, une tragédie s’est abattue sur Bywater Farm, lorsque l’amant de Clay Hunter a perdu la vie à la suite d’une chute de cheval et que son meilleur étalon, King of Hearts, en a été traumatisé. Clay et King avaient mis leur vie entre parenthèses, essayant davantage de survivre que de vivre, jusqu’à ce qu’une bouffée d’air frais les réveille tous deux : Luke Davis, un nouveau palefrenier dans l’écurie des étalons.

Lorsque Luke est envoyé aux urgences après être tombé de King, Clay regarde les fondations fragiles de leur relation naissante s’effondrer. Clay peut-il vraiment aimer à nouveau un jockey ? Ou bien sa peur de perdre à nouveau l’homme qu’il aime va-t-elle les séparer pour de bon ? 

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Per i pomeriggi di pioggia

Il curioso ricettario di Nonna B

Un libro della serie Il curioso ricettario di Nonna B

Robbie MacIntyre gestisce un piccolo ufficio postale nel vecchio edificio di quella che era una stazione ferroviaria nella periferia della sonnolenta Barton Hartshorn, a nordovest di Londra. Rimane sbalordito quando la proprietaria, Maggie, una sua cara amica, gli lascia in eredità non solo l’ufficio postale, ma anche l’intera stazione.

Il resto dell’eredità va a uno scrittore americano, Jason Young. Quando l’uomo si trasferisce nel paesino, Robbie rimane frastornato dall’attrazione che prova per la persona che avrebbe più diritti di lui sulla stazione.

A quel punto compare una scatola, che contiene varie prime edizioni rare e un ricettario. Tutto inizierà ad avere un senso solo quando gli ingredienti segreti di una particolare ricetta saranno finalmente svelati, portando alla luce un amore che si è interrotto settant’anni prima.

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The heir apparent to a vast international company, Henry Walker has focused his entire life on pleasing his cold and distant father, a futile effort that’s left him no time for life, love, or making his own decisions. He has just one friend—one dirty little secret—Archie Banks. Raised on the Walker estate alongside Henry, Archie is now Henry’s driver, bodyguard… and occasional lover. Archie is loyal, but he’s about to graduate from college and has plans for his life that don’t include living every moment at the beck and call of Henry’s father. Not even for Henry.

With no warning, a shocking kidnapping leads to tragedy and chaos, thrusting Henry and Archie into a dramatic struggle that threatens them individually and as a couple. Can they find a way to heal the hurt of the past, save the company that is Henry’s birthright, and find a future together? 

 

Second Edition 

First Edition Published by Loose Id, February 2013.

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Acclaimed musician Hollis Lee is a little bit rock, a little bit country, and a lot in need of some TLC to mend the years of hardcore partying that threatens to ruin his career. Hollis’s manager, Charlie, has the perfect solution in mind.

Personal trainer Jeremy is even-keeled and nothing if not professional—which means doing his job, getting Hollis back to his fighting weight, and ignoring his fierce attraction to the rock star.

Turns out Hollis has a harder time resisting Jeremy than giving up sausage biscuits and cheeseburgers, but succumbing to temptation could end both of their careers. While Hollis is on tour, no one questions Jeremy’s presence, and that means plenty of time to sneak away for some steamy fun on the tour bus. But when an accident separates them, how will they sustain the relationship that’s starting to mean so much?

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by TOP SHELF An imprint of Torquere Press/June 2007.

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High Balls

Balls to the Wall

A Balls to the Wall Romance

Though only twenty-six, single father Theodore Walters lives with his head in the clouds and his feet firmly planted in reality. At the center of his life is Andy, his seven-year-old son, with whom he shares no DNA, though nobody—including his religious-fanatic in-laws—knows that, and Theodore will do anything to keep them from finding out. Theodore works hard to get his PhD and the tenure and salary that might follow to make a better life for Andy—but the head of his department thinks his dissertation on Jane Austen and romance novels is frivolous.

Theodore’s carefully planned life goes off the rails when he walks into a popular Laguna Beach bar and meets the bartender, “Snake” Erasmo, a pierced and tattooed biker who sends Theodore’s imagination—and libido—soaring. Snake has even more secrets than Theodore and couldn’t be a less “appropriate” match, but he might be the only guy with the skills to show Theodore that happily ever after is for real.

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If you ask Roy Watkins who she is, she’ll look you in the eye and say “an artist.” If you asked her whether she identifies as straight or gay, male or female, proud-of-it trailer trash or hick town refugee, she’ll tell you to mind your own damn business. As this unique coming of age story unfolds, Roy finds her greatest challenge in defining herself before the world does it for her—and she’s in no hurry to force herself into a slot.

Growing up Roy in a West Virginia trailer park in the early nineties is one thing, but when she gives up her childhood love for a scholarship to snooty Winchester Academy in the hunt country of Virginia, the state line isn’t the only boundary she’ll have to cross to find out what she’s really made of.

In the company of Reenie (Roy’s New Age trucker mom), her immigrant sweetheart Oscar, and the privileged Winchester girls determined to befriend her whether she likes it or not, Roy encounters one intersection after another where she must face the complex nature of her identity, and how it will shape her future.

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Il paradiso può diventare un inferno.

Per molti, rimanere bloccati a Ibiza, nella villa dell’armatore Miguel García Arquero, non sarebbe poi una tragedia. Ma Hudson Barber non la pensa così. Per lui, ritrovarsi senza passaporto, in un paese straniero tanto lontano da casa, è un incubo, reso peggiore dal fatto che ne è responsabile il suo inaffidabile gemello.

Non volendo denunciare Dalvon per furto d’identità, Hudson è costretto ad aspettare, e ne approfitta per occuparsi di alcune attività di Miguel che, a causa dell’inesperienza del fratello, sono sull’orlo del fallimento. Quegli affari in perdita sono però un dono dal cielo, perché se riuscisse a riportarle in attivo, Hudson potrebbe sfruttare quell’esperienza per finire il suo master in gestione d’impresa.

Quando Miguel torna a Ibiza, invece di trovare un toy boy scopre che Hudson ha trasformato la sua fredda villa in una casa calda e accogliente. Per Miguel non ci sono dubbi: deve convincere Hudson ad abbassare le sue difese per accogliere l’amore.

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Mark O’Brien ist endlich ehrlich zu sich selbst. Seine Beziehung mit Rachel ist vorbei und er zieht aus dem Haus aus, in dem sie sechs Jahre lang gemeinsam gelebt haben. Sie verstehen sich gut, aber er kann keine Beziehung retten, wenn der Mensch, mit dem er zusammen ist, das falsche Geschlecht hat.

Jamie Robertson, einer der Umzugshelfer, ist groß, unglaublich attraktiv und Mark vom ersten Blick an hin und weg. Als ein Pappkarton reißt und so einen Inhalt sehr persönlicher Natur, von dem Mark nie wollte, dass ihn irgendjemand zu Gesicht bekommt, preisgibt, ist er peinlich berührt. Es ist jedoch der Auslöser einer wunderbaren Freundschaft mit gewissen Vorzügen.

Jamie führt Mark in die Freuden des Schwulensex ein. Die beiden Männer kommen sich immer näher und aus „nichts Ernstem“ wird etwas ziemlich Ernstes für sie beide. Kommunikation ist jedoch nicht gerade ihre Stärke. Wird einer der beiden jemals den Mut finden, zu seinen Gefühlen zu stehen?

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Volleyball (Deutsch)

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Ein Titel der Seitenwechsel Serie

Eine doppelte Dosis Alphamann kann doch nicht schaden, oder?

David Underwood ist gerade erst einer Beziehung zu einem gewalttätigen Alphamann entkommen, da fällt sein Blick auf zwei heiße Mitglieder der australischen Beachvolleyball-Mannschaft, die am Strand von Laguna Beach Volleyball spielen. Und prompt muss er sich deren Beleidigungen anhören. Trotzdem erliegt er dem Charme von Gareth Marshall, der sich Davids wegen vor seinem Team outet. Nur einer macht ihnen das Leben zur Hölle: Edge, der nicht minder heiße Volleyballpartner von Gareth.

Gareth hat jahrelange Erfahrung darin, seine Sexualität vor seinen Mitmenschen und insbesondere vor Edge, zu dem er sich schon immer hingezogen fühlte, zu verheimlichen. David ist der erste Mann, der jemals mit Edge mithalten konnte und Gareth’ Leidenschaft weckte. Umso mehr leidet Gareth unter dem ablehnenden Verhalten seines alten Freundes. Doch Edge hat auch seine Geheimnisse, und Davids Ex ist ebenfalls nicht allzu glücklich, auf seinen Prügelknaben verzichten zu müssen. Alles scheint sich gegen David verschworen zu haben. Werden sie ihr Glück finden, er und sein Alphamann? Oder gar … er und seine Alphamänner?

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The Bunny and the Billionaire

Dreamspun Desires | #43

Spending their fortunes and losing their hearts.

Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo's world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life.

As they make allowances for each other's foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance and they're not ready to say goodbye.

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