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Rock Bay (Deutsch) | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie – Rock Bay

Tallis Carrington war der König von Rock Bay und hat mit eiserner Faust und seiner Truppe von Handlangern regiert, bis ein Skandal seinen guten Familiennamen ruinierte. Zehn Jahre später ist Tallis pleite, obdachlos und muss den Schandweg aller Schandwege antreten. Er braucht Geld – und das schnell. Rock Bay ist die einzige Heimat, die er kennt. Aber die Menschen in der Stadt haben ihn, den verwöhnten Jock, der er einmal war, nicht vergessen.

Der einzige Mensch in der Stadt, der über seine Vergangenheit hinwegsieht, ist Lex, der Besitzer eines neuen Cafés. Er bietet Tally einen Job an, obwohl er ihn allein wegen seines Rufs zu hassen scheint. Als Tally herausfindet, dass sein neuer Chef der Junge ist, den er in der Schule gequält hat, versteht er endlich sein merkwürdiges Verhalten. Jetzt muss Tally alles dafür tun, um zu beweisen, dass er nie wirklich der Idiot war, den er vorgab zu sein. Und wenn er schon Lex’ Herz für sich gewinnen kann, sollte das mit den restlichen Leuten in der Stadt ein Kinderspiel werden ...


Smarrito lungo la strada

Il curioso ricettario di Nonna B

Un libro della serie Il curioso ricettario di Nonna B

Tre mesi dopo aver perso i genitori in un incidente d’auto, il meteorologo di Denver Daniel Whitaker fa ritorno a Laramie, Wyoming. È già abbastanza dura dover gestire un lutto e una relazione di quasi quindici anni ormai al capolinea, e quando trova la sua casa d’infanzia piena di cianfrusaglie, Daniel si trova ancora più in difficoltà. Per sistemare il disordine, chiede l’aiuto di Landon, l’attraente vicino dei suoi genitori. Landon Kushner è una miniera di contraddizioni. Costruisce sculture eoliche servendosi di rottami metallici e ama stare all’aria aperta, ma guida anche una Vespa verde menta e ha un’affinità per il lavoro a maglia e la chiaroveggenza. È stato amico dei genitori di Daniel per anni, ed è più che disposto a dare una mano.

Il loro piano è semplice: sistemare la casa affinché Daniel possa metterla in vendita e tornare alla sua vita a Denver. Ma quando Landon entra in possesso di uno strano ricettario, Daniel inizia a rendersi conto che l’universo, e Nonna B, potrebbero avere altri piani.


Best-selling thriller author Reese Kelsey knows his career isn’t conducive to romance. He doesn’t work the normal nine-to-five, and sometimes his characters take hold and demand all his attention, causing him to neglect important appointments… and lovers. Rather than go through another heartbreak, Reese contents himself with his small circle of friends—fellow gay New York City artists—and his dedicated publicist, Chad.

Until he sees Owen Mercado lugging his cello toward the subway and impulsively offers him a ride.

Owen has worked long and hard for a career in the symphony, and success comes with a demanding schedule—something Reese understands. Their desires and lifestyles are surprisingly compatible, and Reese and Owen certainly set the bedroom on fire. They’re both carrying baggage, but they fit, and it’s hard not to hope for a future that once seemed impossible. 

But when Reese’s work inevitably pulls him into its dark world and refuses to let go, Owen draws a hard line, and Reese discovers he can't rely on good intentions alone. He will have to control the obsession that drove his other lovers away or risk losing Owen as well.


London Lads

Perchance to Dream
London Lads

A young man uses social media to contact the men he knew as teenaged friends and discovers a soul mate for his own romantic journey. The most ill-matched couple you could ever imagine are thrown together when they exchange flat-sitting—and turn each other's lives upside down. A reserved young man struggles with a secret affair until he dares to take the adventurous step of making his heart’s wish public. One mischievous night on a shopping mall security camera brings an astonishing blind date for a bored student. A frustrating delay in an airport lounge—with only two precocious children for company—drives a young man to confess he’s in love with his best friend.

Five standalone stories, five romantic couples seeking a happy ever after. This collection of stories includes humor, reflection, erotic desire, and sweet devotion. It celebrates the diversity and delight of lovers against the backdrop of London’s vibrant and lively city—young “London lads” whose love, determination, and sense of adventure are strong enough to find the way to a partner’s heart.


Chase the Ace

How the Other Half Lives

A Good Neighbour


Between a Rock and a Hard Place


See excerpt for individual blurbs.


Hilton Burke might be one of the most powerful men in the world, but he can’t get what he wants the most. Every time he sees Cathal McKinley, his head of security, Hilton wishes they could be more than just employer and employee. In fact, he might be in love with Cathal, even though they’ve never slept together.

Cathal McKinley accepts how much he wants his boss, but he’s pretty sure Hilton will never date him. They come from two different worlds. Now that he has to return to Sunburst, Montana, to deal with family problems, Cathal knows there is no chance for them to get together.

Hilton and Cathal spent years dancing around each other, but when Cathal needs help the most, Hilton comes to Montana to support him. Soon they’re struggling with children and an old friend who won’t take no for an answer. Finally admitting their love out loud might be the least of their worries.


Second Edition

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2014.


When Aaron finds Mavis, an emaciated and shy Boston terrier, at a pet adoption fair, his heart goes out to her—completely.

When Christian, manning the adoption fair for the Humane Society that autumn Saturday, finds Aaron, his heart goes out to him—completely.

This is a story about embracing love, whether it’s for someone who walks on four legs or on two. Mavis’s journey back to wholeness and finding her forever home parallels the story of two men discovering each other at the perfect moment—a moment that defies logic, propriety, and common sense. But when did love ever follow a rational course?


Second Edition

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2012.


Waking the Behr

Foothills Pride Stories

A Foothills Pride Story

Both Ben and Mitch think they know exactly what they want. Turns out, they don’t even know their own hearts.

Good old boy Ben has dated women his entire life, while gay nightclub owner Mitch has never considered unsophisticated country boys his type. But after they start hanging out, the small-town contractor and the urban entrepreneur are both stunned by the electricity sparking between them.

As they step outside their comfort zones to spend time together, Mitch finds he enjoys rural car rallies, and Ben is intrigued by the upscale bars Mitch owns in San Francisco. When they share their lives and grow closer, they start to question the way they’ve always defined themselves. Then they kiss and fling open the door to love. Now they must step up and travel the road that may lead to happily ever after—even if that path isn’t one they ever expected to walk.


Le valet des cœurs brisés

Un amour à Laguna

Un amour à Laguna, numéro hors série

Jim Carney a un travail à temps plein : se fuir lui-même. Depuis qu’il a quitté sa riche famille à seize ans, après avoir détruit la vie de son meilleur ami à cause de quelques mangas yaoi, Jim mène une existence d’ouvrier du bâtiment macho, avec un goût prononcé pour l’alcool et un rejet des responsabilités. C’est alors que Billy Ballew, l’homme qu’il admire le plus, lui donne l’occasion de prouver sa valeur en le nommant chef de chantier. Pour la première fois, Jim est déterminé à rendre quelqu’un fier.

Mais, alors qu’il s’apprête à passer un examen médical pour son nouveau travail, Jim voit son fantasme yaoi prendre vie en la personne du cardiologue Ken Tanaka. Il se découvre ainsi deux problèmes de cœur : une valve mitrale défectueuse et une attirance irrésistible pour son médecin. Néanmoins, Ken est un vrai tombeur et Jim craint de n’être qu’une encoche de plus à son stéthoscope. Quant à Ken, Jim lui paraît inoubliable, mais il incarne le pire cauchemar de sa famille à cheval sur les traditions.

Pourquoi faut-il qu’au moment où il décide de se montrer responsable, Jim se retrouve à s’occuper de son petit frère, à recevoir une proposition de la part d’une femme aisée, signant ainsi un pacte avec le diable, et à finir à l’hôpital, quand il ne désire qu’une chose : son valet des cœurs brisés ?


Finding Mr. Wright

Leaning N
Dreamspun Desires | #42

Leaning N

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including weddings. And misunderstandings.

Colorado wedding planner Mason O’Reilly lands a major contract: a two-hundred-guest wedding at the Leanin’ N Ranch, where his friends Ford and Stoney are working to provide a safe space for GLBT events. The Wright/Preston ceremony is a destination wedding, and as the grooms are from Texas, everything is done over the phone and email. There’s no way that could lead to trouble, right?


Oil tycoon Noah Wright isn’t happy about the impending disaster, but he admires Mason’s quick thinking and grace under pressure. And that’s not all he likes about the out-and-proud wedding planner. Even though Mason’s interested in Noah, his Mr. Right can’t possibly be a rancher from Dallas.

Can he?


Faire table rase

Dreamspun Desires (Français) | #7

Il est sexy. Il est dangereux. Et il ne se souvient de rien.

En tant que propriétaire d’Apple’N Pies, Joe Applin mène une vie calme et sans histoire, satisfait de passer ses journées à servir des clients qui viennent de partout pour manger ses délicieuses tartes faites maison. Avec sa bande hétéroclite – Bea, Elsie et Donnie – Joe ne pourrait pas être plus heureux dans son petit royaume de pâtisseries et de café.

L’expérience a appris à Joe que l’amour est surfait – et parfois, dangereux. Il n’a aucune intention de répéter ses erreurs passées. Mais il rencontre cet homme beau et mystérieux sans nom ni souvenirs, et Joe ne peut nier que quelque chose de doux se trame. Il n’est pas du genre à prendre des risques, pas avec son cœur et certainement pas avec sa vie, pourtant plus il passe de temps avec « Tom », plus il se rapproche de perdre les deux.


Kekse zum Verlieben

Geschichten aus dem Kuriosen Kochbuch

Eine Geschichte aus dem Kuriosen Kochbuch

Nach dem Tod seiner Schwester erhält der Geschäftsmann Marshall Hunter das Sorgerecht für seine Nichte. Marshall, der nicht an Kinder gewöhnt ist, tut sich schwer damit, eine Verbindung zu dem Kind aufzubauen. In seinem Bestreben, sie dazu zu bringen, sich in ihrem neuen Heim wohlzufühlen, engagiert er den professionellen Wandmaler Pace Barlow, um ihr Zimmer persönlicher zu gestalten.

Pace ist hin und weg von seiner kleinen Klientin und noch interessierter an ihrem gutaussehenden Onkel, aber Pace ist sich nicht sicher, ob er bereit ist für die Verpflichtungen, die mit einer Familie einhergehen.

Wird es Marshall möglich sein, die Beziehung mit dem jungen Künstler zu erhalten, als er sich entschließt, seiner Nichte zuliebe umzuziehen oder muss er die Liebe aufgeben, um ein guter Vater für das kleine Mädchen zu sein?

Die Liebe, die in einem altertümlichen Rezept verbacken wurde, bringt die beiden Männer vielleicht zusammen, aber es braucht mehr als ein paar magische Kekse, um die Dinge in Ordnung zu bringen.


Bryan fantasme sur les cow-boys depuis toujours. Il porte même un costume que son colocataire surnomme son « piège à cow-boy » quand il va à son club préféré, dans l’espoir d’attirer l’attention d’un véritable rancher. Le jour où Curtis lui offre une bière, Bryan n’a aucun doute que ça y est, c’est le bon. Mais pourront-ils aller plus loin qu’une simple nuit de sexe incroyable une fois que Bryan aura avoué à Curtis que la seule fois où il est monté à cheval, c’était un poney à une fête d’anniversaire, quand il était gosse ?


Raining Men (Italiano)

Cacciatore e Raining Men

Seguito di Cacciatore

Il personaggio che avete amato odiare in Cacciatore diventa il personaggio che finirete per amare in Raining Men.

La maggior parte della vita adulta di Bobby Nelson è stata una pioggia di uomini. Normalmente non vorrebbe niente di diverso, ma negli ultimi tempi gli sembra che manchi qualcosa. Desidera che il diluvio rallenti e si riduca a una singola goccia speciale. Ma c’è una minima possibilità che lui trovi “quello giusto” dopo innumerevoli anni passati a rimorchiare?

Quando suo padre passa a miglior vita, finalmente Bobby analizza i suoi rapporti difficili con lui e il modo in cui potrebbero aver contribuito alla sua incapacità di trovare l’amore a cui anela. Guidato da una bella terapista, un gruppo di SessoDipendenti Anonimi, un chihuahua ben dotato di nome Johnny Wadd, e il proprio serbatoio di ricordi, intraprende un percorso spirituale, sessuale ed emotivo per scoprire che nella vita i legami d’amore più soddisfacenti dipendono dalla qualità, non dalla quantità. E quando è pronto ad amare non solo se stesso ma anche qualcun altro, finalmente il sesso e l’amore si fondono in un unico pacchetto perfetto.


Sometimes family chooses you.

At forty, Vincent “Vinnie” Fierro is still afraid to admit he might be gay—even to himself. It’ll be a problem for his big, fat Italian family. Still, after three failed marriages, it’s getting harder to ignore what he really wants.

Vinnie attempts some self-exploration in Chicago’s Boystown bars, far from anyone who knows him. Naturally, he runs smack into someone from the neighborhood.

Between working two jobs, going to school, taking care of his grandmother, and dealing with his mother’s ongoing substance abuse, Trey Giles has little time for fun, let alone dating someone who swears he’s straight. Yet after one night of dancing cheek-to-cheek, Trey agrees to let Vinnie court him and see if he truly belongs on this side of the fence—though Trey intends to keep his virginity intact.

It seems like a solid plan, but nothing is simple when family is involved. When Vinnie’s family finds out about their relationship, the situation is sticky enough, but when Trey’s mother goes critical, Vinnie and Trey must decide whose happiness is most important—their families’ or their own.

Second Edition.

First Edition published by Samhain, 2013.


Never Let You Go

Forever Yours | Book Two

Sequel to Can’t Live Without You

Forever Yours: Book Two

Friends since they met in school, Ashton and Brighton soon become much more. Ash and his aunt are Brighton’s haven away from his mess of a family, and when Ash enlists in the Army, Brighton learns to endure his long absences and eagerly awaits his return from missions.

Until one day Ash doesn’t come back, and Brighton thinks his greatest fear has come true.

Months pass and Brighton grieves for Ash, not knowing that a terrible misunderstanding sent Ash running, unable to cope when he thought Brighton had betrayed him. Even after an emotional reunion, their relationship isn’t the same—Brighton is now responsible for his young niece, and he’s having a hard time rediscovering the trust he once had in Ash. Ash must still tend to his mental health, but before he can, he’ll have to deal with a past secret that puts all their lives at risk. With so many forces determined to tear them apart, can Brighton and Ash hold on to each other and never let go?


Survivor Stories

A Survivor Story
$32.95 $9.99

Sometimes it takes everything just to survive….

In Aaron, two years after a traumatizing occurrence, Aaron is still desperately trying to pull his life back together, and when he meets Spencer at a college class, his sanity threatens to spin out of control. In Ben, Benjamin Martin finds temporary forgetfulness in his BDSM sessions, but when he turns to his best friend Jude for help, they will both have to find peace in each other and in submission.

In Spencer, Aaron and Spencer are still struggling to build a normal relationship, and when Aaron must testify against his attackers, can Spencer be what Aaron needs during this crisis? In Anthony, Aaron’s younger brother Anthony is tired of being invisible and heads to Detroit, where he encounters Brendan. Thrown together by fate and betrayal, they will have to find comfort in each other. And in Sophie, Spencer’s beloved Nell has died and left him custody of her three-year-old daughter Sophie; when Nell’s ex comes to claim Sophie, Aaron will have to decide if he can stand beside Spencer in his biggest fight yet.


See excerpt for individual blurbs.


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Evin lost the only two men he ever loved. But he might get a second chance with one of them—if he’s willing to take the risk.

Following the death of his husband, Evin is living in Portland and raising the infant son they had through a surrogate. Six-month-old Micah is his life, and if it means no time for activities or friendships beyond his minuscule support network, that’s a sacrifice Evin is willing to make. When he suffers a burn baking teething biscuits, the last person Evin expects to encounter in the ER is Ben, his lover from college—and the man who left him without a word of explanation.

Ben knows it won’t be easy to earn Evin’s trust and prove he’s not the same man Evin once knew, but he can’t bear to watch Evin struggle to care for Micah, hurting and alone. He wants back in Evin’s life, as a friend and hopefully more, but Evin’s heart is fragile, and the years have changed him too.


Despite a life-threatening injury sustained in a vaulting accident, top gymnast Christopher Allen is determined to get back to his former perfect condition and compete again. Brian Rainings is a coach in need of someone to believe in, and he takes Chris on, admiring the spirit and determination that drives Chris to succeed. And admiring the sturdy, muscled body Chris maintains.

Admiration soon leads to something much hotter as they train together. From their scorching first kiss, Brian and Chris’s chemistry is obvious, but they have a long road ahead to get Chris back into shape. Months of hard work lead to success, with Chris gaining strength every day and finally finding the elusive sponsor he needs for financial support. Secrets, hidden dangers, and family troubles plague them, though, and they have to face the fact that Chris might never compete again and score that perfect ten.

Second Edition.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.