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Sutphin Boulevard

Five Boroughs
2015 Award Winners
2016 Award Winners

A Five Boroughs Story

Michael Rodriguez and Nunzio Medici have been friends for two decades. From escaping their dysfunctional families in the working-class neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens to teaching in one of the city’s most queer friendly schools in Brooklyn, the two men have shared everything. Or so they thought until a sweltering night of dancing leads to an unexpected encounter that forever changes their friendship.

Now, casual touches and lingering looks are packed with sexual tension, and Michael can’t forget the feel of his best friend’s hands on him. Once problems rear up at work and home, Michael finds himself seeking constant escape in the effortless intimacy and mind-blowing sex he has with Nunzio. But things don’t stay easy for long.

When Michael’s world begins to crumble in a sea of tragedy and complications, he knows he has to make a choice: find solace in a path of self-destruction or accept the love of the man who has been by his side for twenty years.

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Depuis leur premier jour d’université, Quent Jackson avait marché dans les traces de Jason Spade, de leur cabinet d’investissement aux soirées poker. Huit ans plus tard, quand Jace comprend enfin que Quent est l’homme de sa vie, il ne voit pas pourquoi il changerait sa façon de faire.

Mais autant Jace est intimement persuadé que le poker est une métaphore de la vie, autant personne n’a jamais donné ce manuel-là à Quentin. Après leur première nuit, débordante de passion, le vrai jeu a commencé. L’amour et la confiance que Jace, qui est resté seul trop longtemps, ne sait plus accorder. Il ne sait parler que deux langues : le poker et le sexe. Entre les deux, il doit absolument trouver un moyen de se convaincre de prendre le risque d’aimer de nouveau. Et de laisser Quentin l’aimer à son tour. C’est une chance qu’ils soient doués pour interpréter les cartes, parce qu’ils jouent une partie importante et leur relation est un enjeu suffisamment élevé pour prendre tous ces risques.

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En un futuro en que los Estados Unidos se han divido por líneas partidistas, el trabajo del agente Matt Tennimore es rescatar apersonas de los Estados Rojos Confederados, ya sean agentes especiales de su propio país que hayan sido capturados o ciudadanos homosexuales de los Estados Rojos que hayan solicitado asilo. Sin embargo, lo que nunca imaginó fue tener que rescatar a su amor platónico de la secundaria, James Ayala, también conocido como el chico que lo condenó al ostracismo por ser gay.

Rescatar a James no va a ser fácil: está plagado de nano-dispositivos de seguimiento y tiene un implante cerebral cibernético que le concede un poder psíquico que no está seguro de cómo controlar. Y esas son las buenas noticias. ¿Las malas? El implante pone en peligro la estabilidad mental de James.

Así que están huyendo, evitando la vigilancia de naves pilotadas por inteligencias artificiales y ocultándose de la milicia enemiga. Y entonces James confiesa que la razón por la que lo atormentaba en la secundaria era porque lo deseaba. Matt no puede resistirla tentación que James supone, pero en el caso de que consigan llegar vivos a casa, quiere mucho más que sexo. Aunque no puede evitar preguntarse si realmente James es una buena opción cuando tiene una bomba de relojería en su cerebro; y también está la cuestión de cuánto habrá cambiado realmente desde la secundaria.

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Il ventiduenne Luke Kearsey, sopravvissuto a una vita in affidamento, scappa da una relazione violenta e abbandona il suo paese. Ora vive in Inghilterra, dove lavora in un fast-food. Forse la sua vita non ha una direzione, ma per lo meno lui è al sicuro.

Quando l’insegnante trentaseienne Paul Blackwell incontra Luke in un club, neanche l’uomo pensa di aver trovato qualcosa di più di un po’ di sesso senza strascichi. Paul è ancora in lutto per la morte del compagno con cui stava da cinque anni e non sta cercando un legame serio. Non se questo significa soffrire nuovamente.

Nonostante tutte le loro differenze, qualcosa scocca tra i due. Anche se a Luke manca la fiducia in se stesso e stenta a credere di avere qualcosa da offrire a Paul, anche se Paul è restio a iniziare una relazione con un uomo così diverso da lui, i due cominciano a esplorare le possibilità che potrebbero aiutarli a guarire. Con l’amore e il sostegno che si offrono a vicenda, Luke e Paul iniziano a lasciarsi il passato alle spalle; ma poi il passato di Luke si presenta in Inghilterra, reclamandolo. Luke è davvero pronto per andare avanti?

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Fragmented

Shadow Mountain | Book Two
2015 Award Winners

Shadow Mountain: Book Two

The capture of the Tattoo Murderer has demanded a heavy price. Doctor Tobias Darwin is dead, Lieutenant Hart is back in Riverside licking his substantial wounds, and he needs to gather his courage and tell Isaac he made a mistake. Isaac will forgive him—he knows that—but he can't promise Isaac an easy life. Being a cop comes with its own risks, after all.

When they finally reach the same wavelength, their idyllic reprieve is cut tragically short. Hart doesn't know yet that Isaac is terminally ill, that he will take off to find the Phoenix to heal him as a last resort. This time, it will be Hart who pays the price.

In the meantime, a new killer roams the streets of Riverside. He kidnaps, tortures, and kills gay men in horrific ways, and he has the newly healed Isaac in his sights. Hart’s time is running out on every level.

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Offering a would-be thief a second chance is risky—especially when he could steal your heart.

Carlos had it all: a good-paying construction job, a truck, a rental house and his girl. Then he lost his job and everything else along with it. Desperate, he turns to crime—only to fail in his first attempt when he accidentally climbs into the wrong window. Carlos has to rethink his life when his victim becomes his only friend.

Michael has lost too many times in love. Prince Charming won’t be knocking at his door, with its do-not-disturb sign permanently in place, when fate finds Carlos climbing into his window. Michael’s compassion for this down-and-out lost soul turns to friendship. But Michael can’t allow things to go any further and still feel safe from heartbreak.

There are no accidents, and the second-story man discovers that in life and love there can be a second story.

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Dein Stern am Himmel

Lang Downs (Deutsch) | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Lang Downs

Caine Neiheisel steckt nicht nur in seinem Job in einer Sackgasse fest, sondern auch in seiner Beziehung, als die Chance seines Lebens in seinen Schoß fällt: Seine Mutter hat die Schafstation ihres Onkels in New South Wales, Australien, geerbt, und Caine sieht es als die Chance auf einen Neuanfang, draußen auf einer Ranch, wo sein Stottern ihn nicht zurückhalten und sein Wille zu arbeiten seine Unerfahrenheit wettmachen würde.

Unglücklicherweise wechselt Macklin Armstrong, der Vorarbeiter von Lang Downs, der eigentlich Caines größter Verbündeter sein sollte, zwischen kühlem und völlig abweisendem Verhalten, und die anderen Arbeiter sind eher über Caines Stottern amüsiert, als durch seine Entschlossenheit beeindruckt … Zumindest, bis sie herausfinden, dass er schwul ist und ihre Belustigung sich in Zorn verwandelt. Es wird Caines ganze Entschlossenheit – und einen Sabotageakt eines feindlich gesinnten Nachbarn – brauchen, um die Männer von Lang Downs zu vereinen und Caine und Macklin eine Chance auf Liebe zu geben.

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Le corps de la magie

Les Triades | Tome 2

Suite de L’esprit de la magie
Les Triades, tome 2

La force d’une meute est égale à celle de son membre le plus faible. Rocky sait comment ça marche. Il a toujours été au bas de l’échelle. Mais lorsque son alpha l’envoie auprès de la Meute de Haute Lune afin d’améliorer leur sécurité, tout ce qu’il a jamais cru n’est pas seulement remis en cause mais complètement chamboulé.

Lorsque les louveteaux de sa meute ont été kidnappés alors qu’ils étaient sous sa surveillance, Cade Montgomery a perdu confiance en lui. Il est prêt à tout pour protéger sa famille, même à travailler avec Rocky. Cade ne lui fait peut-être pas confiance, mais avec le chaos qu’a créé la décision mal accueillie de l’Alpha Gray lorsqu’il a choisi d’aller contre la tradition en prenant pour compagnon un mage du nom de Simon, Cade sait que la menace est toujours réelle.

Puis quelqu’un déclare la guerre aux garous et met toute la meute en danger. Cade et Rocky auront besoin d’unir leurs forces s’ils veulent survivre à la bataille imminente… et à la force de leur attirance.

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Quand Jack Coleman, un étudiant, rencontre Derek Malone à une fête, le désir les envahit dès le premier regard. Les mensonges et les secrets détruisent presque leur relation, mais ils parviennent à les surmonter. Rapidement, Jack et Derek décident d’aller plus loin. C’est là que les choses se compliquent.

Il s’avère que Derek et bien d’autres personnes, que Jack croyait connaître, sont des loups-garous… et lui aussi. En fait, sa marque de naissance inhabituelle signifie qu’il est un Élu, un loup-garou doté d’un grand pouvoir et destiné à devenir chef de meute. Mais Jack n’est pas certain d’en avoir envie. Quand un membre de la meute rivale, Elias Fairchild, kidnappe Derek pour forcer Jack à prendre ses responsabilités, Jack doit prendre une décision : va-t-il refuser son nouvel héritage ou tout risquer pour sauver la vie de Derek ?

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Adolescent, Robert McKinnon a quitté son Écosse natale pour déménager aux États-Unis. C'était il y a seize ans et le professeur McKinnon ne s'est jamais vraiment intégré à la population de Boston. Il est peut-être vieux avant l'âge, mais il a son chat et ses livres, et c'est bien assez pour lui.

Et puis Chris Ford arrive en grande pompe dans sa vie. Ce jeune homme est l'opposé exact du flegmatique Écossais ; des tatouages colorés couvrent sa peau, il porte une crête et joue de la batterie pour un groupe de rock. Mais il est une touche de couleur dans la vie en noir et blanc de Robert, et Robert devient la seule personne sur laquelle Chris pourra toujours compter.

Même si Robert ne recherchait pas l'amour, surtout pas avec quelqu'un qui a presque dix ans de moins que lui, il ne peut pas nier qu'être avec Chris est parfait. Mais parfois, le besoin de liberté de Chris laisse Robert trop vulnérable. S'ils ne peuvent pas trouver un équilibre entre tatouages et tasses de thé, leur histoire d'amour ne durera pas – et le bonheur tout juste trouvé de Robert non plus.

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Gerald Tanner lost the piece of his life he loved most, his husband Adam. When faced with the prospect of another Christmas with a family who thinks he's better off now that Adam is gone, Gerry decides instead to revisit the memory of when they met, and boards a Christmas cruise on the Sunrise. He's not expecting to meet Leo Ystrabov. He certainly never imagined the courageous young man would challenge him into feelings of desire and the possibility of a love that isn't his precious Adam.

Leo Ystrabov doesn't quite know how to handle the shattered heart Gerry presents so hesitantly. But the offer is precious, and Leo can't resist. However, with two families none too eager to accept them and a lot of baggage on both sides, their relationship faces an uphill battle. Leo will have to find his courage to be the lion Gerry sees in him.

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2nd Edition

When a handsome, comatose stranger washes ashore in a tiny boat on the sands of Spain’s sun-kissed island of Eivissa, bar owner Demetrio Reyes thinks he’s finally found his someone… or has he?

Demetrio lives the good life, putting his devastating past behind him and investing his money into a gay bar on the island of Ibiza, or as the locals insist on calling it, Eivissa. With celebrities and stunning, beautiful men in abundance on the hot-spot island, Demetrio is certain he’s found a slice of heaven.

Despite having no memory of his name or life, the rescued man seems attracted to Demetrio. After choosing the name Océano, the Spanish word for “the sea”, he and Demetrio begin an impassioned affair that soon turns disastrous. Océano may not be amnesiac. He may not be the good guy he seems to be, and… he may not even be gay

First Edition published by Extasy Books, 2011

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Two guys insist on complicating Dylan O’Connor’s life: one, his bully, and the other, his best friend.

It started out simple enough. Step one, outsmart Adam with wit and flair, goad him into doing something stupid, and land him in detention. Step two, play video games with Kai all night and laugh about it. Go to bed. Repeat tomorrow. Only, Adam and Kai are about to change the rules on him.

First, Adam's bullying turns suddenly violent, leaving Dylan to wonder if his bully really needs a friend. Then, Kai makes an unexpected move Dylan has only imagined in his most secret fantasies. Only he'd never dreamed it might come at a price.

While Adam opens up, coming closer to revealing a secret he’s kept his entire life, Kai pulls away—even as they get closer than ever.

With everything he thought he understood turned upside down, Dylan must decide what he really wants from the men in his life—before inaction loses him the very relationships he's always relied on.

No pressure, Dylan. You got this. It's just love. How hard could it be?

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Lord January is at the top of the charts, only comes out at night, and is usually covered in blood. Say what you will, but the man knows how to put on a great show. But when the Vampire King is let out of rehab, the last thing he expects is someone forcing him to eat real food, hang out in the sun, and generally be a human being.

Rye Sommers, the best bodyguard in the business, has been hired to babysit a rock star whose biggest threat surprisingly isn't all the hard drugs, desperate groupies, and crazy fans—it's Lord January himself. But the closer Rye gets, the more LJ turns into sweet, gentle, caring Jeff Smart. He may still be the super-skinny, pierced and inked genius Lord January, but he is slowly shaking his death wish as he sheds the loneliness and exhaustion his stage persona saddled him with.

But as Rye falls in love with the real Jeff, he finds himself in over his head. He knows he can keep Lord January away from the drugs and the groupies, but saving Jeff might force Jeff to choose between his career as Lord January and his very life.

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When Liam's best friend has to leave town on business, he asks for a favor—be an emergency contact for his cousin who is new in town. Liam doesn’t think twice before he accepts. He's great with numbers and confidently plays the odds, because nobody ever uses those emergency contacts, right? Wrong. The very next Sunday, cousin Garrett shows up at Liam’s apartment, fresh-faced, devastatingly gorgeous, and nothing like Liam had dismissively assumed.

Garrett arrived in New York City hoping to make it in the modeling world, and Liam isn't sure what to do with him. While he eventually warms to welcome the distraction, he’s not prepared to have his steady, predictable world overturned. Liam is sure Garrett will soon tire of him and find someone closer in age and less eager for the quiet, settled life Liam prefers. But Garrett is too sweet-natured and naïve to recognize Liam’s dismissal, and he’s not as shallow as Liam presumes.

Although Garrett sees a future for the two of them, Liam manages to push him away. It is only then Liam sees the Garrett-shaped hole in his life.

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A Wounded Promise

Sam's Café Romances | Book Two

Sam's Café Romances: Book Two

Having survived one nightmare of a relationship, Justin Tesh thought he'd left the worst behind when he put his ex Peter behind bars. But when his new lover, Russell Pine, explodes in a fit of alcohol-fueled rage, Justin finds himself frozen with a fear he thought he’d long since worked through. While older, more experienced Russ is anxious to put the incident behind them, avoiding personal issues never works, and for Justin, his fear is an open doorway to demons both he and Russ need to confront.

Despite their histories of loss and pain, Russ has faith in the promise of their relationship. But if he can't heal the wound he's inflicted on his lover’s heart, he risks losing Justin forever to Peter’s legacy of brutality.

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A night of drunken confusion at nineteen resulted in Patrick Connelly fathering a child. Determined to be there for his son, Patrick walked away from a sport he loved and forever hid his sexuality. After Patrick's brutal divorce and a vicious hate crime, his son, Jay, has become obsessed with graffiti. Hoping for a fresh start, Patrick moves Jay to his childhood home in Seattle. Within two weeks, Jay is arrested again. On his way to pick Jay up, Patrick stops an assault, then finds himself in handcuffs too. Thinking things can’t get any worse, he’s confronted by the sexiest man he’s ever seen—his son’s new probation officer, Ken Atkins.

The hardest part of Ken’s job is working with difficult parents, and the undeniably handsome Patrick Connelly is going to be a difficult parent. A chance encounter and steamy hookup with Patrick leave Ken blindsided. As they work together to try to keep Jay on the right path, the passion between them proves impossible to resist. When the assault Patrick prevented comes back to haunt them and Jay gets into trouble again, Ken must convince Patrick that ensuring his son’s happiness doesn’t have to mean sacrificing his own.

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Starting over sucks. At forty, Miles Koprowski thought he had life all figured out. He had a nice car, a hot young lover, and a cushy job… and then he didn’t. Call it fate, or karma, or a downturn in the market, but this opinionated cynic is now forced to play rent-a-cop in a dying office building in the burbs just to make ends meet. Throw in an unhinged ex, a coworker who hates him, and a hot new boss, and suddenly everything is uncertain.

Miles doesn’t plan on liking the night shift or becoming embroiled in a mystery that reawakens old passions and puts him in danger. And he certainly doesn’t plan on falling for the overbearing head of security, Colton Decker, former soldier and doting dad. But nights like these can change a man, make him start to believe there’s more to life than a high-paying job and a warm body in his bed. With a thief on the loose and his new job in jeopardy, Miles will have to decide what’s truly important. He might discover things he never knew he wanted… as long as he makes it through the night.

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