Books by "KC Burn" (26)

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Having come out late in life, forty-three-year-old Luke Jordan is at a loss about how to conduct himself as a gay man. As a construction manager, he’s not interested in being out at work, but he’d like to find a boyfriend or at least some gay friends. Two years after his wife got all their friends in the divorce, he’s no closer to the life he wants.

Zach, Luke’s adult son, takes charge and signs him up for the Rainbow Blues, a social group for gay blue-collar workers. At an event, he not only finds friends but meets Jimmy Alexander, part-time stage actor and full-time high school biology teacher. Jimmy loves the stage but wishes potential boyfriends weren’t so jealous of the time he devotes to it. When he meets Luke and finds him accepting of his many facets, he thinks it’s a dream come true.

Their relationship quickly moves into serious territory, but their connection is tested to its breaking point by the offer of a juicy movie role that takes Jimmy to the opposite coast and into the path of a very sexy costar.

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Sometimes Stratford Dale feels like Doctor Chicken consumes his life. It’s his pen name for a series of wildly popular children’s books. They were his brainchild; he meant for them to be a way to pay his many bills while he pursued his dream of publishing graphic novels. But the Doctor Chicken contract was a raw deal. Instead, he churns out book after book for a pittance, leaving him broke and no closer to his dreams.

Stratford’s dreams of love have fared no better, but he’s still trying. After yet another disastrous date, he’s intrigued by a man going into a cooking class—so he takes the class too. Vinnie Giani is a successful, self-made man who is charmed by Stratford’s bow ties, sharp humor, and clumsiness—which leads to an opportunity to take Stratford in for stitches. Vinnie is, above all, responsible, having taken on the care of his mother and sisters from a young age. Perhaps it’s natural when he begins to treat Stratford more as a child who needs a parent than as an equal partner. But when Vinnie tries to “fix” Stratford’s career woes—including the Doctor Chicken problem—and ends up making the situation worse, their fledgling relationship may not withstand the the strain created by blame and lies.

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Cast Off

Toronto Tales | Book Three

Toronto Tales: Book Three

Thirty-five-year-old Rick Haviland is a well-respected speech pathologist, but while his friends are all settling into relationships, he refuses to give up his no-strings-attached club boy sex life. For him, relationships are dangerous; he’s got a secret to hide. When he meets Ian O’Donnell, an account manager with a local tabloid, Rick figures his personal rules for relationships should be enough to keep him safe from more than a one-night stand.

When Ian comes out of the closet, tired of anonymous hook-ups and keeping secrets from his large Catholic family, Rick is right there, and he’s just the sort of man Ian might like to get to know better.Their attraction is immediate, electric and mutual. Ian convinces Rick to break more and more of his rules, and his defenses crumble. But someone watches, someone who’d like to see this new relationship fail. When Ian’s job becomes a means to expose Rick’s secret, it could destroy both their careers and their hearts.

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Le chemin de l’acceptation

Les contes de Toronto | Tome 1

Les contes de Toronto, tome 1

L’inspecteur Kurt O'Donnell a l’habitude de déterrer les secrets des autres, mais quand il découvre que son partenaire décédé était marié à un autre homme, il est secoué. Déterminé à faire les choses comme il se doit, Kurt offre son soutien à Davy, en deuil. Aider Davy à surmonter son chagrin aide Kurt à faire face à la culpabilité dévorante de savoir que son partenaire ne lui faisait pas assez confiance pour lui dire la vérité à son sujet. Mais quelque part en chemin, Davy cesse d'être une obligation et devient un ami, l'ami le plus proche que Kurt ait jamais eu.

Son attirance grandissante pour Davy complique les choses, laissant Kurt face à la difficulté de reconsidérer sa sexualité. Puis, un échange sensuel auquel ni l'un ni l'autre ne s'attendait vient les perturber davantage. Pour être avec Davy, Kurt doit se résoudre à révéler son homosexualité, mais son travail et ses relations avec sa famille catholique le retiennent. Peut-il risquer de tout perdre pour la possibilité de vivre une relation avec un homme récemment devenu veuf ?

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Cover Up

Toronto Tales | Book Two

Toronto Tales: Book Two

Detective Ivan Bekker has hit rock bottom. Not only is he recovering from a bad breakup with a cheating boyfriend, he’s also involved in a drug bust gone bad. Ivan had to kill a man, and his friend was shot and is now fighting for his life. Though Ivan is under investigation for his part in the shooting, his boss sends him on an off-the-books undercover operation to close the case. The timing is critical—this could be their chance to plug a leak in the department.

Off-balance and without backup, Ivan finds himself playing a recent divorcé and becoming Parker Wakefield’s roommate. He finds it hard to believe that sweet Parker could possibly be a criminal, much less have ties to a Russian mafia drug-trafficking operation, and Ivan lets down his guard. His affection is unprofessional, but Parker is irresistible.

When Ivan comes across clear evidence of Parker’s criminal involvement, he has to choose: protect their relationship, regardless of the consequences, or save his career and arrest the man he loves.

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Evadiendo los problemas

Historias de Toronto | Volumen 1

Volumen 1 de la serie Historias de Toronto

El Detective Kurt O’Donnell está acostumbrado a destapar los secretos de otras personas, pero cuando descubre que su compañero asesinado estaba casado con otro hombre, se siente conmocionado. Decidido a hacer lo correcto, Kurt ofrece su apoyo al afligido Davy. Ayudar a Davy a superar su dolor ayuda a Kurt a lidiar con la culpa de que su compañero no confiase en él lo suficiente para contarle la verdad, y en algún momento a lo largo del camino, Davy deja de ser una obligación y se convierte en un amigo, el amigo más cercano que Kurt haya tenido jamás.

Su creciente atracción hacia Davy complica las cosas, sumiendo a Kurt en una lucha interna para reevaluar su sexualidad. Entonces, un encuentro sexual para el que ninguno de ellos está preparado les cofunde aún más. Para estar con Davy, Kurt debe afrontar la perspectiva de salir del armario, pero su trabajo y su relación con su familia católica están en juego. ¿Puede arriesgarse a destruir su vida por la incierta posibilidad de una relación con un hombre que acaba de enviudar?

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Dentro o fuori

Storie di Toronto | Libro 1

Storie di Toronto, Libro 1

Il detective Kurt O’Donnell è abituato a scavare nella vita degli altri, ma quando scopre che il suo collega, appena assassinato, era sposato con un uomo, ne rimane sconvolto. Deciso a fare la cosa giusta, Kurt offre il suo sostegno a Davy – il vedovo. Aiutare l’uomo a superare il dolore gli permette di convivere col senso di colpa per non aver saputo instaurare una relazione di fiducia col proprio partner, fino a quando Davy smette di essere un obbligo e diventa un amico – il migliore che Kurt abbia mai avuto.

A un certo punto, però, Kurt comincia a provare nei confronti dell’uomo un’attrazione inspiegabile, che oltre a complicare le cose lo costringe a rivalutare la propria sessualità. Finché un incontro sensuale, che nessuno dei due uomini è pronto ad affrontare, non fa precipitare la situazione… Per avere Davy, Kurt deve accettare di fare coming-out e rischiare problemi sul lavoro e con la sua cattolica famiglia. Vale la pena di mettere tutto in gioco per poter stare con un uomo appena rimasto vedovo?

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Cop Out

Toronto Tales | Book One
2012 Award Winners

Toronto Tales: Book One

Detective Kurt O’Donnell is used to digging up other people’s secrets, but when he discovers his slain partner was married to another man, it shakes him. Determined to do the right thing, Kurt offers the mourning Davy his assistance. Helping Davy through his grief helps Kurt deal with the guilt that his partner didn’t trust him enough to tell him the truth, and somewhere along the way Davy stops being an obligation and becomes a friend, the closest friend Kurt has ever had.

His growing attraction to Davy complicates matters, leaving Kurt struggling to reevaluate his sexuality. Then a sensual encounter neither man is ready for confuses them further. To be with Davy, Kurt must face the prospect of coming out, but his job and his relationship with his Catholic family are on the line. Can he risk destroying his life for the uncertain possibility of a relationship with a newly widowed man?

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