Books by "J.P. Barnaby" (21)

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An Aster Story

Noah Hitchens loves the New York City life he worked hard to build. But when his father dies and leaves him a bankrupt bookstore in their sleepy Georgia hometown, Noah knows he has to save it. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know anything about business. He finds unlikely help in Henry, the man who owned Stardust Books before his 1966 murder, and Kyle St. James, a shy but kind-hearted out-of-towner with a past almost as mysterious as Henry's.

Kyle came to Aster, Georgia, looking for redemption. On the run and out of hope, he’s just trying to get on with his life. Then he meets Noah, a ghost, and a big sloppy lab named Jake who redefine his idea of living. But his past is closing in, and when it finds him, they could lose everything.

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Thomas Aberthol’s luck has run out. His daughter, Hannah, needs a miracle he can’t deliver. A hacker with a felony record, Thomas has little chance of finding work that will provide the care she needs. Out of money, out of options, and out of hope, he throws himself on the mercy of someone he never thought to see again.

Even after ten years, Aleksander Sanna still dreams of that drunken kiss. A perfect moment in time when Thomas wanted him. In his world of elegant code and high finance, the picture he holds of Thomas torments him in the dark of night.

Their worlds collide as Thomas interviews for the job he so desperately needs with the company Aleks inherited from his father. Thomas doesn’t get the position, but Aleks offers him a completely different kind of proposal, one suited to Thomas’s unique talents… one that will change the course of both their lives.

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Survivor Stories

A Survivor Story

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.

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Sophie

A Survivor Story

A Survivor Story

It’s amazing how a single word from a tiny girl can change your life.

Spencer Thomas’s world turns upside down when his beloved Nell dies and leaves custody of her three-year-old daughter to him. Her “Spenna” comes when Sophie needs him most, but his boyfriend, Aaron, can’t be a parent. He just can’t. Neither of them expected a baby to fall into the lives they’d finally just settled.

When Nell’s ex comes to claim Sophie, Aaron needs to make a decision: man up or walk away as Spencer faces the fight of his life.

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Anthony

A Survivor Story

A Survivor Story

Aaron Downing worshiped his mother. She saved his life. She did everything for him. But Anthony Downing has a different perspective. He sees the woman who tossed him into a basement for eight long years and forgot he existed. When Anthony decides he’s done being invisible, he packs up and heads for Detroit to stay with his Internet friend Jay, but fate intervenes.

Brendan Mears lost everything the day the man with a gun came into his father’s store. Now, he’s tethered to a business he can’t manage and a brother who resents him.

Different in all the ways that matter, Anthony and Brendan struggle to overcome their psychological obstacles, until a crushing betrayal sends them running for cover and each other.

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Little Boy Lost

Little Boy Lost Series

Little Boy Lost is the story of Brian McAllister, the boy next door. Little Boy Lost is also the story of Jamie Mayfield, a golden-haired fallen angel. Through an epic life journey that spans years, Brian and Jamie will discover just how deep their emotional bond runs, and at what cost.

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Ben

A Survivor Story

A Survivor Story

From her perch on a shelf above my bed, the doll accuses me with lifeless eyes of failing Juliette in the most heinous way imaginable, forcing me to crave the bite of his whip and the steel in his voice to drown out the ache in my chest.

For his entire life, Benjamin Martin’s parents drilled into his head that he must watch out for his little sister, but one horrific night, he failed. Now, the bite of a whip, cuffs digging into his wrists, his arms and legs stretched beyond endurance, these things give him what he needs to forget his sister’s violent death, at least for a while.

When Ben’s latest Dom casts him aside like a broken toy, he manipulates his best friend, Jude Archer, into picking up the pieces. Jude has been in love with Ben for years, but his fantasies about his friend never included whipping him. He doesn't understand why Ben needs BDSM and he worries about Ben’s addiction. Most of all, he fears losing his humanity because he’s already lost himself in Ben. When he’s forced to trade the marks upon his soul for the pain that ravages Ben, Jude learns the real definition of submission.

Second Edition
First Edition published as Painting Fire on the Air by Dreamspinner Press, September 2013.

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Aaron

Una storia della serie Sopravvissuti

Una storia della serie Sopravvissuti

Non riesco a descrivere com’è voler gridare ogni minuto di ogni giorno.

Una terribile notte di dolore ha distrutto la sua normale esistenza di adolescente e, due anni dopo, Aaron Downing si appiglia ancora alla speranza che, un giorno, tornerà a sentirsi un essere umano completo e funzionante. La sua vita, però, resta una serie costante di incubi, flashback e paura. Quando, nel primo semestre del college, gli viene assegnato Spencer Thomas come partner per un progetto di programmazione, Aaron decide che forse la ‘normalità’ è sopravvalutata. Anche solo imparare a controllare la paura gli basterebbe per trovare di nuovo la stabilità.

Dopo aver sentito una conversazione dei genitori intenzionati a rinchiuderlo in un istituto –sacrificandolo per il benessere dei suoi fratelli – Aaron cerca disperatamente di trovare un modo di gestire il suo danno psicologico o anche di fingere la normalità. Il suo nuovo psicologo riuscirà a controllare i propri demoni abbastanza a lungo da curare Aaron oppure aggraverà solo la situazione?

Cercando disperatamente di comprendere la sua attrazione per Spencer, Aaron si appiglia alla sua sanità mentale con entrambe le mani quando questa minaccia di sfuggire al suo controllo.

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Josh, ein devot veranlagter schwuler junger Mann mit einem starken Bedürfnis zu dienen, sucht den Master seiner Träume. Nachdem ihn wieder einmal ein Dom freigegeben hat, folgt Josh dem Rat seines Ausbilders und verlässt Chicago, um die Einladung eines Ranchers aus Montana anzunehmen – eines waschechten modernen Cowboys. Bei seinem neuen Master, Wade Mallory, wird Josh vielleicht endlich finden, was er sucht – und mehr.

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Celebrated Young Adult author Julian Holmes pits the heroic characters in his Black Heart series against all different kinds of monsters. But when a critical heart defect threatens his son’s life, he finds he has no champion. No amount of books, classes, or practice can prepare Julian for the fight to save his beautiful son’s life.

Suddenly there are hospitals, transplant lists, and the nightmare of insurance red tape to navigate. In the midst of his trouble, Julian meets Simon Phelps, the insurance coordinator for Robbie’s case. Simon lives so deep in the closet he might never find his way out, but he dreams of exactly what Julian has. Then one night, drunken need and desperation brings them together, and a new fight begins.

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Spencer

A Survivor Story

A Survivor Story

It’s been nearly five years since Aaron woke up in the hospital so broken, he couldn’t stand the sight of his own face. The flashbacks no longer dominate his life, but he’s still unable to find intimacy with his lover, Spencer Thomas. With time, patience, and the support of his family, his therapist, and his loving partner, Aaron has figured out how to live again. The problem is, Spencer hasn’t. His life has been on hold as he waits for the day he and Aaron can have a normal relationship. Hoping to move things forward for them both, he takes a job as a programmer in downtown Chicago, leaving Aaron alone.

Reeling in the wake of Spencer’s absence, Aaron receives another shock when his attackers are caught.

Now, he must testify and verbalize his worst nightmare. Publicly reliving his trauma without Spencer at his side destroys his precarious control. But he finds someone who can understand and empathize in Jordan, who watched his brother cut down in a school shooting. With Spencer gone and the DA knocking at his door, Aaron seeks solace in Jordan, and Spencer will have to risk everything to hold on to Aaron’s love.

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Abandoned

Little Boy Lost Series | Book Two

Little Boy Lost: Book Two

Jamie is gone.

Brian's secret has been revealed.

Brian McAllister's story continues as he tries to cope with the loss of his best friend and soul mate amid the alienation and ridicule of his classmates. When hatred turns to violence, Brian narrows his focus to two goals: surviving and finding Jamie. Along the way he meets Adam, whose life has also been shattered by violence and cruelty. Can Adam fill the hole in Brian's life left by Jamie's absence? The answer will change everything.

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, May 2011

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Discovered

Little Boy Lost Series | Book Four

Little Boy Lost: Book Four

Little Boy Lost is the story of Jamie Mayfield, a golden-haired fallen angel. Dumped into a gay rehab center and shunned by his parents, the once-adored son of small-minded, small town people has had to find his own way in life.

Jamie is astonished and dismayed when Brian McAllister, the boy he knows is the other half of his soul, explodes back into his precarious life. In the nearly two years they’ve been apart, not a day has gone by that Jamie hasn’t thought of Brian, no matter how hard surviving has been. How can Jamie protect Brian from the pain and brutalization in his life when he can’t even protect himself? Brian and Jamie will put every bit of themselves into saving each other, but Steven O’Dell isn’t the only obstacle keeping the boys apart. Jamie’s own self-hatred may prove to be their undoing.

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, October 2011

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Enlightened

Little Boy Lost Series | Book One

Little Boy Lost: Book One

Little Boy Lost is the story of Brian McAllister, the boy next door.

Brian goes to school, does his homework, and helps his foster parents around the house. Brian also has a secret: he is in love with his best friend, Jamie. But in Crayford, Alabama, being in love with another boy is the worst kind of sin.

Brian and Jamie will discover just how deep their emotional bond runs, and at what cost. What will they do if their secret is discovered? From fumbling through their first sexual experiences to hiding all aspects of their relationship from everyone in their lives, Brian and Jamie battle for the one thing that is truly theirs—love.

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, March 2011

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Escaped

Little Boy Lost Series | Book Five

Little Boy Lost: Book Five

Finally together, Brian McAllister and Jamie Mayfield have risked everything in a desperate escape. Jamie is now free of his tormentor, Steven O’Dell... for the moment. But Brian and Jamie know that one wrong choice could lead Steven to their door.

With the strength of Brian and his friends to protect him, Jamie hides and finds the one person he is truly afraid of—himself. The long, lonely hours in the place Leo found for them to stay leave Jamie with nothing to do but think. He thinks about Brian, about the direction their lives should take. He thinks about his parents, about the industry he left behind. Mostly, though, he thinks about drugs. Jamie wants to feel good again, forget about his self-hatred, and stop the gnawing cravings that prey upon his mind and body even as he tries to start a new life with Brian.

One moment of weakness may prove to be fatal for them both.

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, January 2012

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Sacrificed

Little Boy Lost Series | Book Six

Little Boy Lost: Book Six

Reunited with his father but missing the one man he loves more than any other, Jamie Mayfield attempts to put his life back together amid rehab, seizures, and the gutting loneliness of Brian’s rejection. As he tries to cope, Jamie finds that relying on his friends isn’t nearly as difficult as he’d imagined, and soon he can once again stand on his own two feet.

While recovering from his addiction, Jamie starts a new phase of his life at college, working to become the man Brian needs him to be. Only one question remains: Can Jamie earn Brian’s forgiveness and win back his trust, or will their love be sacrificed at the altar of Jamie’s demons?

Brian and Jamie’s epic journey comes to a close in this thrilling conclusion to the Little Boy Lost series.

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, June 2012

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Vanished

Little Boy Lost Series | Book Three

Little Boy Lost: Book Three

Brian McAllister’s story continues in San Diego, where he finds so much more than he ever expected: acceptance, friends, encouragement, and an entire world of sexual adventure he’d never dared to imagine back in his small Alabama town. He continues to search for one lost boy in a sea of humanity but slowly begins to realize that maybe dreams really don’t come true.

Encouraged by new friends Mike and Emilio, Brian struggles to find work and keep his spirits up while his hope of finding Jamie starts to falter. But when life comes crashing down, he’s desperate to keep his new life. Can Brian do the unthinkable to remain in California when his money runs out? When Brian meets a beaten and bruised boy no one seems willing to help, he knows that walking away is no longer an option.

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, July 2011

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Bane of Boston

2013 Daily Dose | Make a Play

The day Jonathan “Jack” Young caught that foul ball was the worst day of his life. Instead of seeing his beloved Red Sox hold the lead, he watched in horror as his mistake cost them the first real shot they’d had at the World Series for nearly one hundred years. Jack left Boston in disgrace and moved to Chicago to start over. Instead, he finds Ryan Levine, who shatters the illusion that he could ever escape being the “Bane of Boston.” With decisions about careers and relationships in the balance, one misstep could mean ruin for them both.

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