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Santa’s Naughty Helper

Lawyers In Love

2nd Edition

Lawyers In Love

Shy lawyer Kevin Anderson is presented with an unexpected opportunity when he draws hunky litigator Erik Wilson’s name for their office’s secret holiday gift exchange. Kevin has pined for his friend for a long time, but he fears ruining their working relationship if Erik doesn’t return his feelings. The anonymity of the exchange gives him the chance to let Erik know someone is interested, so Kevin turns the gift into a game: twelve days of presents, each more suggestive, culminating with a Christmas Eve meeting—if Kevin finds the courage to see it through! 

Erik is intrigued by his secret Santa, who has given him something to look forward to during the holidays for the first time in years. But as Christmas approaches, he realizes he doesn’t want a mystery man; he wants his best friend, Kevin. When his attempts to instigate something with Kevin fail, Erik accepts the dinner invitation of his secret admirer. Little does he suspect that Santa’s naughty little helper might be just the man to make all his Christmas dreams come true in a holiday friends-to-lovers romance that progresses from sweet to spicy for two sexy lawyers.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2012.


Das abrupte Ende einer zweijährigen Beziehung hat Mitch Jenkins den Boden unter den Füßen weggezogen. Selbst zwei Monate später leidet er immer noch. Der Versuch eines Kollegen, ihn aufzuheitern, führt Mitch in einen geheimen „Club“. Mitch hat keinerlei Interesse an den Twinks, die herumstolzieren wie Pfauen. Doch dann entdeckt er ganz hinten im Raum einen jungen Mann mit einem Buch vor der Nase, der nichts von seiner Umgebung wahrzunehmen scheint. Jetzt ist Mitch interessiert. 

Nikko Kurokawa will nur seine Schulden begleichen und dann nichts wie raus aus dem Black Lounge – wo er nicht nur zum Sex gezwungen wird, sondern manchmal auch Misshandlungen erdulden muss, um Kunden zufriedenzustellen. Sein Leben wird ein klein bisschen leichter, als er Mitch kennenlernt, der so ganz anders ist als die anderen Männer, die den Club besuchen. Und als Mitch ihm erst unter die Haut und dann in sein Herz kriecht, meint Nikko alles ertragen zu können. Schon bald wird er frei sein, und dann können er und Mitch zusammen herausfinden, ob es eine gemeinsame Zukunft für sie gibt. 

Keiner von beiden rechnet mit denen, die Nikko nicht gehen lassen wollen …


Smuovere le acque

Wrench Wars – Gli assi dei motori

Un libro della serie Wrench Wars – Gli assi dei motori

Ward Kent e Dean Zimmerman sono migliori amici sin dai tempi delle medie. Ora lavorano fianco a fianco nell’officina di Reggie, dove viene girato il reality show Wrench Wars – Gli assi dei motori. Fuori dall’orario di lavoro, Dean è un noto seduttore e l’amico gli fa da spalla. Non sospetta, però, che l’interesse di Ward è rivolto più alla fauna maschile che a quella femminile.

Tutto cambia quando Ash, il fratello minore di Dean, viene assunto all’officina. Ash sarà anche più giovane di loro di ben sette anni, ma ha una cotta per Ward da sempre e non si fa problemi a rendere note le proprie intenzioni.

Per Dean prendere atto che sia il fratello che l’amico sono gay è un conto, ma vederli insieme è più di quanto possa affrontare. Ward ne prende atto, ma viene messo alle strette: dovrà decidere se rinunciare alla loro amicizia – e anche al lavoro – oppure dire addio a Ash per sempre.


WMU: Book Two

Violinist Logan has spent most of his life training for a career in music. But as the pressure mounts during his junior year, he questions whether playing in an orchestra is the future he wants, or one chosen by his parents. His new roommate—that annoying jerk Peter from last year’s production of Guys and Dolls—complicates matters. Crammed into a dorm room with the overconfident but undeniably hot accounting major, Logan can’t stop snarling.

Then Peter sprains his ankle building sets, and Logan grudgingly agrees to play chauffeur. But instead of putting further strain on their relationship, spending time together reveals some common ground—and mutual frustration. Logan discovers he isn’t the only one who doesn’t know what he wants from life, and the animosity between him and Peter changes keys. But just as the possibility of a happier future appears, Logan gets a dream offer that will take him away from Western Massachusetts University—and Peter. Now he has to decide: will he live the solitary life laid out for him, or hold on to Peter and forge his own path?


Manny Get Your Guy

The Mannies
Dreamspun Desires | #37

The Mannies

Starting over and falling in love.

Tino Robbins’s sister, Nica, and her husband, Jacob, are expecting their fifth child. Fortunately, Nica’s best friend, Taylor Cochran, is back in town, released from PT and in need of a job.

After years in the service and recovering from grave injury, Taylor has grown a lot from the callow troublemaker he’d been in high school. Now he’s hoping for a fresh start with Nica and her family.

Jacob’s cousin Brandon lives above the garage and thinks “Taylor the manny” is a bad idea. Taylor might be great at protecting civilians from a zombie apocalypse, but is he any good with kids?

Turns out Taylor’s a natural. As he tries to fit in, using common sense and dry wit, Brandon realizes that Taylor doesn’t just love their family—he’s desperate to be part of it. And just like that, Brandon wants Taylor to be part of his future.


The promise of a dream job lures Murphy to Tampa, but he arrives to the rude awakening that the offer is on hold. Now he’s got two choices: slink back to Michigan with his tail between his legs or stay and look for work. Things perk up when he goes into a coffee shop and learns the owner is looking for someone to renovate the apartment above it. He happily takes the job, only later realizing he’s met Joe Sterling, Kaffeinate’s proprietor, before… when they hooked up at a club Murphy’s first night in Tampa.

Murphy and Joe are both proud, passionate, and outspoken. Neither is looking for a relationship, though they can’t deny they go together as well as coffee and doughnuts, in spite of their tempers. But that’s before Joe learns Murphy will be working for the corporation he believes is harming local businesses and the environment—and if Murphy will be supporting it, Joe wants nothing to do with him, dooming any possibility of an unexpected happy ending.


Clay McDonald finds the perfect car on Craigslist and is quick to send the seller a text:

Is your penis still for sale?

AutoCorrect strikes again. Damn—he should’ve proofread. How embarrassing.

Luckily Darrell Anderson, a mechanic and the owner of the Prius, is more amused than offended, and the two men agree to meet. When they do, the attraction is instant, and a date is arranged. But a series of mishaps, misunderstandings, and misplaced assumptions sorely test the new relationship.

In a contemporary romantic comedy about the perils of technology and dating in the modern world, a text that went so wrong might just lead to something so right—but only if Clay can refrain from jumping to conclusions and give love the benefit of the doubt.


Too Many Temples

World of Love | Bali

Looking to spice up his stagnant sex life in Brisbane, self-professed player Adrian takes a weeklong vacation in Bali, anticipating sun, surf, and plenty of no-strings-attached hookups. He doesn’t expect his attraction to the tour guide, Ketut, to become an obsession. As he travels around the beautiful Island of the Gods, Adrian is startled that he might be falling in love after swearing off relationships for good.

When Ketut opens a window of opportunity for a real relationship in Queensland after the vacation ends, Adrian retreats into his life of commitment-free fun. Unable to forget Ketut, though, Adrian strikes out to the remote Queensland town of Rockhampton to find the man of his desires—hoping he hasn’t lost the chance for true love.


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


Des cookies pour séduire

Contes d'un étrange livre de cuisine

Contes d'un étrange livre de cuisine, numéro hors série

Après la mort de sa sœur, l’homme d’affaires Marshall Hunter obtient la garde de sa nièce. Peu habitué aux enfants, Marshall peine à se lier à elle. Dans un effort pour la mettre plus à l’aise dans son nouveau foyer, il engage le peintre muraliste professionnel Pace Barlow pour personnaliser sa chambre.

Pace est intrigué par sa minuscule cliente et encore plus intéressé par son bel oncle, mais il n’est pas certain d’être prêt pour la responsabilité d’une famille déjà formée.

Quand Marshall décide de déménager pour le bien de sa nièce, pourra-t-il conserver sa relation avec son jeune artiste, ou devra-t-il abandonner l’amour pour devenir le bon père de cette petite fille solitaire ?

L’amour préparé dans une recette à l’ancienne pourrait bien réunir les deux hommes, mais certaines choses ont besoin de davantage que des cookies magiques pour être réparées.


Die Rückkehr

Die Austin-Trilogie | Buch 2

Buch 2 in der Serie - Die Austin-Trilogie

Musik. Topher Manning kann an nichts anderes denken. Er träumt davon, ein Rockstar zu werden. Dummerweise steht sein Job als Automechaniker seinen Ambitionen im Weg. Wenn er nicht eine Möglichkeit findet, die vielen Lieder in seinem Kopf endlich freizusetzen, wird seine Band bald in der Versenkung verschwinden.

Dann geschieht es. Ein Musikfestival und ein liegengebliebenes Auto bringen Stanton Porter, den bekannten Musikkritiker aus New York, in Tophers Leben. Stanton lädt ihn zu dem Konzert von Bruce Springsteen ein, wo ein schüchterner Kuss und das eingebildete Vibrieren von Tophers Handy in einer Liebesgeschichte münden, die alle Erwartungen zu übertreffen verspricht.


A Harmony Ink Press Title

Yesterday, Jay was convinced his life was damaged beyond repair.

Yesterday, Brighton was sure his life was perfect.

Then today happened.

Realizing he’s wasted his life in the meaningless pursuit of popularity and athleticism, Jay Hall knows he has nothing in common with alternative, free-thinking artist Brighton Bello-Adler. But he’s determined to change that. 

Brighton’s managed to fill his life with an eclectic mix of people and interests that keep him satisfied. As the only gay guy in his small town, the one thing that’s missing is a man, but Jay’s not gay, so Brighton’s not sure what he’ll gain by letting him into his life. Still, he’s willing to find out. 

Heading off on an impromptu road trip, the boys chart a course connecting their worlds, and along the way discover pieces of themselves they didn’t know were missing. As the sun rises on a new day, Jay and Brighton know their lives have changed. Now they just have to figure out how to live in them. 

In a fresh and clever romance that turns stereotypes upside down, the journey to coming out and coming of age is full of challenges and surprises, but ultimately, acceptance and love.


Tigres en cavale

Tigres et Démons

Suite de Tigres à la Une

Le jeune Australien Micah Johnson est le premier joueur de l’AFL à débuter sa carrière en étant ouvertement gay. Declan Tyler, joueur professionnel de football à la retraite, est son mentor, mais il trouve la tâche ardue, car Micah a tendance à faire de mauvais choix de vie qui le mettent souvent dans les ennuis. Rien que Dec ne puisse gérer. Il a fait des choses et d’autres, plus souvent qu’il n’aimerait l’admettre. Être le compagnon de Simon Murray durant toutes ces années lui a apporté son lot de souffrances et de mésaventures.

Comme à son habitude, Simon s’imagine que tout se passe bien jusqu’à ce que son assistant, Coby, lui révèle un secret impliquant un vieil ennemi. Les soucis de Simon et Declan s’entrechoquent, et pour les résoudre, ils doivent entreprendre un aller-retour d’un millier de kilomètres durant lequel les problèmes devront être résolus, des excuses enfin faites et un jeune fugueur récupéré et rendu à ses parents inquiets.


Coach's Challenge

Scoring Chances

A Scoring Chances Novel

It’s been decades since blackmail forced Troy Callahan to retire from playing professional hockey, and he’s built a successful career behind the bench. When he’s offered the opportunity to coach the Asheville Ravens—the most hated team in the ECHL—he’s convinced that his no-nonsense attitude is just what the team needs to put their focus back on hockey. But Troy is disheartened when he finds that the Ravens have signed Shane North, a player known for his aggression. And it only gets worse when Shane’s rough good looks give Troy inappropriate thoughts about a member of his team, even if Shane’s set to retire at the end of the season. 

Shane’s career in the majors never quite took off. Wanting to quit on his own terms, Shane agrees to a one-year contract with the Ravens and finds himself playing for a coach who thinks he’s an aging goon and with a team that doesn’t trust him, the coach, or each other. Despite his determination to not get involved, Shane unwillingly becomes part of the team… and is just as unwillingly drawn to the gruff out-and-proud coach. As the Ravens struggle to build a new identity, Shane and Troy succumb to the passion that might cost them everything.


Can a man improve his appearance without losing everything good inside him?

Oliver has always been obese and suffered from a negative body image. He’s tried diets before, failing time after time, but he vows this time will be different. As he begins an exercise program, his confidence increases—and so does his interest in his friend and coworker Benjy. Though they bonded long ago over a love of online gaming, it takes a lot of courage for Oliver to share his new body and be intimate with another man.

A passionate romance blooms, but as Oliver nears his goal, it seems he doesn’t need Benjy—with his chronic anxiety and troubled past—now that he’s made attractive new friends at the gym. But not all relationships are equal, and Oliver realizes that Benjy, who loved and supported him when no one else did, is more than a reminder of his old life.

A pleasing appearance means nothing when it hides a lonely, empty heart, and if Oliver cannot decide what’s truly important, he’ll lose what he cherishes most.


A Kind of Home

A Kind of Stories

A Kind Of Story

Isaac Dalton is the guitarist for Spiral, arguably the biggest rock band in the world. The band’s meteoric rise to superstardom has its perks, but fame and fortune aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Nonstop touring and performing exhaust Isaac, and when an overzealous fan makes it imperative that he travel with a clingy bodyguard, he is ready for a break from the madness. More so when his newly single first crush shows up on his doorstep. Adam is strictly off-limits. He’s a memory from a place Isaac would rather leave behind. And he’s straight.

Fun-loving former athlete slash construction worker Adam McBride desperately needs a new beginning. And New York City is the perfect place to start over and think about how to rebuild his life. A short stint as roommates with his brother’s best friend from high school seems like a mutually beneficial arrangement. However, when friendship gives way to fierce attraction, both men find themselves in uncharted and possibly dangerous territory. Isaac has to decide if he’s willing to take the ultimate risk for a kind of love and a kind of home he never dreamed possible.


The Dom's Way

Iron Eagle Gym

An Iron Eagle Gym Novel

Neal and Way from The Closet Boy are back, only now they’re Dom and sub, and exploring their relationship through the lifestyle. Way is eager to learn everything, and more in love with his master every day. For his part, Neal can’t believe how lucky he is to have found such an innocent but sensual boy.

As they learn what works best for them both, Way has trouble obeying some of the rules Neal imposes. Like the no touching himself rule. Neal wants Way to learn control, but Way, after so long holding back, has trouble not indulging. The two men must work together to find the balance that brings them each the most satisfaction and happiness.



World of Love | Spain

Dr. Ed Hollingsworth, widowed for five years, returns to San Sebastián, Spain, after a thirty-year absence. He seeks out his first and only male lover, pro surfer Javi Elizalde.

After surviving a near-fatal shark attack, Javi turned his back on the sport he loves and became a recluse.

Iker Lizaso, professional jai alai player, finds himself at loose ends now that his contract has expired. Forced to retire at thirty-eight, he returned to his home in the Basque Country to figure out what to do with the rest of his life.

Three different men, encumbered by their past, converge in a city famous for its food, summer festivals, and romantic promenades. Can they find happiness together? It’ll be difficult, maybe even improbable, considering their backgrounds, but Cupid’s arrow usually hits the mark, and this particular strike might be epic.


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


Mr. & Mr. Auster

Auf den ersten Blick

Fortsetzung zu Die Queen und der Homo Jock King

Anlässlich  der Vermählung von

Paul Auster


Vincent Taylor

Geben sich das glückliche Paar mit ihren Familien und Freunden die Ehre

Euch alle herzlich einzuladen

Paul  Auster und Vince Taylor wollen keine große Feier. Sie wollen einfach nur heiraten. Ist das etwa zu viel verlangt?

Als der große Tag näher rückt, droht die Lage außer Kontrolle zu geraten. Wohlmeinende Freunde und eine Familie, die sich ständig einmischt, dazu noch eine Dragqueen mit ihren ganz eigenen Ideen darüber, wie man einen Junggesellenabschied gebührend feiert … Paul und Vince sind wahrlich nicht zu beneiden.