Contemporary Romance books

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After quiet, closeted years working as a librarian, Clayton decides to quit his job and use his inheritance to buy a small bookstore in the gay-friendly resort town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. It’s the beginning of what he hopes will be a new life free of his old repressions.

Alex, an ex-military man and former cop, decides to retire to Rehoboth and buys a house three blocks from the beach. Determined to fill his time with more than chasing hot guys, he visits the local bookstore, where he meets Clayton.

As winter sets in, the town is all but deserted, and Alex and Clayton find themselves together more than apart. Clayton would like a relationship, but his fear of coming out keeps getting in the way. Alex’s sex appeal might be enough to convince Clayton to take a chance in the open… but it will take something more to make it happen.

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Trevan Bean has a job that’s going from illegal to frightening, a boyfriend who may not be in his right mind, and a guardian angel who might actually be evil incarnate. Add to that the reappearance of his boyfriend’s estranged family, death threats, kidnapping, and the struggle of saving money to realize a dream, and Trevan has a lot on his plate. But Trevan is up to the challenge: he promised Landry a happily ever after, and Landry’s going to have it if it kills him!

It just might.

Landry Carter was a broken doll when they met two years ago but has grown into a partner who can stand at Trevan’s side… most of the time. Now that Trevan’s life just got scary—and Landry just got himself kidnapped—Trevan has to hope Landry’s love stays strong through this newest challenge, because the happily ever after won’t happen if Trevan has to go it alone.

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Chase in Shadow

Johnnies | Book One
2012 Award Winners

Johnnies: Book One

Chase Summers: Golden boy. Beautiful girlfriend, good friends, and a promising future.

Nobody knows the real Chase.

Chase Summers has a razor blade to his wrist and the smell of his lover’s goodbye clinging to his skin. He has a door in his heart so frightening he’d rather die than open it, and the lies he’s used to block it shut are thinning with every forbidden touch. Chase has spent his entire life unraveling, and his decision to set his sexuality free in secret has only torn his mind apart faster.

Chase has one chance for true love and salvation. He may have met Tommy Halloran in the world of gay-for-pay—where the number of lovers doesn’t matter as long as the come-shot’s good—but if he wants the healing that Tommy’s love has to offer, he’ll need the courage to leave the shadows for the sunlight. That may be too much to ask from a man who’s spent his entire life hiding his true self. Chase knows all too well that the only things thriving in a heart’s darkness are the bitter personal demons that love to watch us bleed.

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Por el humo se sabe dónde está el fuego...

Desde el 11-S el bombero de Brooklyn Griff Muir lucha contra lo que siente por su mejor amigo y compañero de trabajo en la Escala 181, Dante Anastagio. Desgraciadamente, a Dante sólo le interesan las mujeres, y el cuerpo de bomberos de Nueva York no es precisamente un colectivo que vea a los gays con buenos ojos. Griff lleva diez años escondiendo su corazón en una vida mediocre repleta de heroicidades públicas y de angustia personal.

La prudencia de Griff y la chulería de Dante les convierten en un equipo inmejorable. Para proteger a su compañero, Griff haría lo que fuera… hasta que un día, ante la quiebra económica total, Dante le propone la peor solución posible: cabezacaliente.com, una página web porno para gays en la que tíos buenos con uniforme se tocan y hacen guarradas. Y Dante quiere que ellos aparezcan allí—juntos. Griff tendrá que proteger su corazón y vivir sus fantasías más oscuras ante la cámara. ¿Será capaz de rescatar al hombre que ama sin echar por tierra sus carreras, sus familias, o su amistad?

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Dove c'è fumo, c'è fuoco...

Dall'11; settembre, il pompiere di Brooklyn Griff Muir ha lottato contro i suoi sentimenti impossibili nei confronti del suo migliore amico e partner alla Scala 181, Dante Anastagio. Sfortunatamente, Dante è proprio un tipo da ragazze e il Dipartimento dei Vigili del Fuoco di New York non è tenero nei confronti dei gay. Per dieci anni, Griff ha celato il proprio cuore fra eroismo pubblico e angoscia privata.

La cautela di Griff e la sfacciataggine di Dante li rendono una squadra invincibile. Non c'è niente che Griff non farebbe per proteggere il suo compare... fino a quanto un Dante sull'orlo della bancarotta non propone la soluzione peggiore possibile: HotHead.com, un sito porno dove degli stalloni in uniforme fanno cose sconce. Dante vuole che loro appaiano su quel sito – insieme. Griff potrebbe dover tenere d'occhio il proprio cuore e vivere le sue fantasie più oscure davanti alla telecamera. Riuscirà a salvare l'uomo che ama senza distruggere le loro carriere, le loro famiglie o la loro amicizia?

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Inherit the Sky

Lang Downs | Book One

Lang Downs: Book One

Caine Neiheisel is stuck in a dead-end job at the end of a dead-end relationship when the chance of a lifetime falls in his lap. His mother inherits her uncle’s sheep station in New South Wales, Australia, and Caine sees it as the opportunity to start over, out on the range where his stutter won’t hold him back and his willingness to work will surely make up for his lack of knowledge.

Unfortunately, Macklin Armstrong, the foreman of Lang Downs who should be Caine’s biggest ally, alternates between being cool and downright dismissive, and the other hands are more amused by Caine’s American accent than they are moved by his plight… until they find out he’s gay and their amusement turns to scorn. It will take all of Caine’s determination—and an act of cruel sabotage by a hostile neighbor—to bring the men of Lang Downs together and give Caine and Macklin a chance at love.

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A bar hookup and a spring-break fling—it’s not supposed to last, right?

But when party boy Justin Covelli meets Greg Waterman on his spring trip to Hawaii, hooking up is only the beginning. Greg’s a grad student, serious to the bone, who has put his partying days behind him. Justin’s just looking to blow off steam and get away from an oppressive family while checking out the graduate program at Hawaii Pacific University. But when these two young men start spending time together, they discover that what was supposed to be a random meeting of bodies may truly have the seeds of happily ever after.

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An Art Series novel

Frank Jennings is an FBI agent looking for redemption.  Leslie Carlton is an Interpol agent looking for a thief. Attraction flares from the moment they meet on a case searching for a stolen triptych of unique Tiffany windows, but after a single night of stunning passion, Leslie is called back to London to continue his search there.

When the case heats up again, Leslie returns to the States—and to Frank—but their investigation is complicated by their tumultuous feelings. Is it possible for two dedicated detectives to pursue each other while they’re tracking down stolen art and the unscrupulous man who steals it?

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It should be just another day for best friends Parker and Toby, not much different than any other day they’ve spent hanging out over the past fifteen years. But it isn’t just another day. Toby thinks Parker is freaking out because his girlfriend broke up with him. He has no idea that Parker is actually losing his shit because he just figured out he has feelings for Toby. At least, he has no idea until Parker kisses him.

Now Toby’s the one flipping out. Terrified of what his family might do if they find out he’s gay, he’s stayed in the closet for years and had no intentions of coming out. Now Toby has to decide what to do: keep Parker as a friend and live his life in fear… or take the plunge, stand up for himself, and take a chance on love.

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Keith Montgomery never thought he’d be so weary at twenty-eight, mourning the deaths of his lover and mother. Deciding he needs a break, he rents a house at Reeds Beach on Delaware Bay. The house and beach are beautiful, and Keith’s good luck holds: when he takes the plunge and buys a pair of Speedos, he attracts a hot young sales clerk and ends a long dry spell.

Something’s missing until Sam, his Scottie dog, introduces Keith to Jeff, who is tall and well-built with blond hair still in the crew cut he wore in Afghanistan. Intrigued rather than put off by Jeff’s mood swings, Keith befriends the recently returned soldier and they build the tentative beginnings of a relationship... until a surprise visitor from Jeff’s past threatens to bring a bright future crashing down.

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Amore significa… nessuna vergogna

Serie Amore Significa…

Un libro della serie Amore Significa…

Geoff vive appieno la sua vita omosessuale nella metropoli, finché la morte di suo padre lo convince a tornare nella tenuta di famiglia. Dopo aver scoperto un ragazzo Amish dormire nel fienile, Geoff viene a sapere che Eli sta trascorrendo un anno lontano dalla comunità prima di essere iniziato alla sua religione. Nonostante la loro attrazione reciproca, Geoff è determinato nell’evitare qualsiasi coinvolgimento, ma Eli scopre che Geoff condivide gli stessi sentimenti e inizia a corteggiarlo, catturando abilmente prima la sua attenzione e poi il suo cuore.

La loro relazione viene minacciata dal vociferare dei parenti e dell’intera collettività dalla mentalità chiusa, una realtà completamente nuova per Eli, che deve decidere se ritornare alla propria comunità, alla sua famiglia, alla realtà e futuro che conosce oppure restare con Geoff e avere fiducia nel potere dell’amore.

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Talker (Español)

Talker (Español) | Volumen 1

Volumen 1 de la Serie Talker

Tate “Talker” Walker ha pasado la mayor parte de su vida ocultando sus cicatrices debajo de una fachada punk y no fue hasta que se sentó al lado de Brian Cooper en un autobús, que esa fachada dejó de funcionar.

Brian ha pasado toda su vida siendo el hombre invisible y está acostumbrado a ver más allá de la superficie. Ve en Talker a un ser humano frágil y carente de afecto.

Brian es heterosexual, pero Talker está desesperado por amor y cuando su comportamiento tiene consecuencias dolorosas, se ve forzado a salir del armario… de una forma dramática. Hará lo que sea para que Talker vea que él es el Príncipe Azul que siempre ha necesitado.

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Galley Proof

2012 Award Winners

Fiction writer Logan Brandish is perfectly happy in his peaceful small-town routine with his best friend, his cat, and his boyfriend—until he meets the editor of his next book, the handsome Brock Kimble, and the lazy quiet of everyday living goes flying out the window. Faced with real passion for the first time, Logan becomes restless and agitated, and soon his life and his new manuscript—a work in progress he’d always thought would be completed—are in a shambles.

But as Logan is learning, you can’t always get what you want… at least not right away. To take his mind off the mess, he takes a trip, but even the beautiful Italian, um, scenery can’t keep his thoughts from his erstwhile editor for long. Logan just might have to admit there are some things you can’t run from.

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Twenty years before You Can't Choose Your Family, Jay Molenski saved Fran Galloway's life.

Franklyn Galloway is the youngest son of a conservative Evangelical minister, and it goes without saying that he is stuck in the closet. He dreams of being an architect, but his father puts a stop to that faster than Fran can say “Frank Lloyd Wright.” So when Fran meets popular, laid-back Jay Molenski, he does everything he can to deny the sparks flying all around them. It only works for so long.

After a brutal trip home, Fran finds himself staring down a fifth of vodka and a bottle of sleeping pills. How can Jay and his family make Fran see that he deserves not just love, but the freedom to be himself?


Be the change - $1.20 of every sale will be donated to the It Gets Better Project.

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Blue Moon

Blue Moon and Red Sunset

Daredevil wrestler Brad Fraser throws his body around the ring to the cheers of the crowd, but when the lights go dark, he throws it from bed to bed to alleviate the boredom of travel. It all comes crashing down one night at the hands of the resident bad guy, but Brad finds himself rescued by the cool, suave Scott O’Doul, and the two men make a pact based on the illusion of control.

Though their relationship begins as an arrangement of pleasure rather than commitment, over the course of a year on and off the road, Brad finds himself trusting Scott more and more. But Scott plays things close to the chest, and Brad isn't sure where he stands—until the night Scott nearly pushes him too far.

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After a year apart, teacher Jacob Peters and county judge Beau Braedon decide they can’t live without each other. There are just a few small obstacles to their Alabama love story. Jacob resents Beau’s paranoia about being outed, but Beau is convinced he’ll lose his seat on the bench if he admits to their relationship, and as a teacher at a Christian school, Jacob’s job is even more at risk. They could relocate, but Beau’s mother has Alzheimer’s and can’t be moved. And then there’s the tiny issue of Jacob’s infant son, Finn, and his mother, whom Jacob wed out of duty. In short, they are stuck.

But Beau has a long-term plan, and he’s prepared to swallow his fears and compromise with Jacob, because sharing stolen moments is no longer enough.

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Love Means... Family

Love Means... Series

A Love Means... Story

Four months ago Robert Edward “Arie” Hawkins lost his sister and the rest of her family in a plane crash. Now his parents have decided it’s time for him to marry and carry on the family name. Arie knows it’s most likely the grief talking—especially from his mother, who’s taken to putting more than ice in her iced tea—so to escape Mississippi, Arie calls his best friend, Robbie, and arranges for a visit.

Life is always changing at the Michigan farm where Robbie lives. Owner Geoff Laughton and his partner, Eli, have started a therapeutic riding program and adopted a little boy, creating a family. It’s while feeding Jakey that Arie meets Officer Hunky.

Officer Hunky’s real name is Deputy Duane Keenan, and he has troubles of his own, but not enough to stop him from pursuing Arie. But Duane’s and Arie’s families are pulling them in opposite directions. Trying to build a connection to support their mutual attraction may prove to be more than difficult… it may be impossible.

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Gentle and shy, William has lived life on the sidelines. Solitude and his tiny bookshop have been a safe haven, and he's watched New York evolve from Stonewall to the gay marriage bill. At 61, he falls in love with Tommy, a young veteran going to school on the GI Bill. William doesn't believe Tommy could possibly care for him, and he begins to fear that Tommy and his troubled roommate Marley are setting him up for a heartbreaking fall. When Tommy disappears, William has to risk leaving his safe haven and walking into danger, maybe into betrayal, to save the boy he loves.

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