Books by "M.A. Church" (27)

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At Sixes and Sevens

Fur, Fangs, and Felines | Book Four

Fur, Fangs, and Felines: Book Four

Werecats mating with humans was bad enough…. But an Alpha werewolf?

Aidric’s life takes an unexpected turn when he meets Alpha Carter Lovelock of the Dark Lake Pack—who is apparently his mate. Now Aidric must decide whether to accept the mate the goddess chose, or deny her gift because cats and dogs just don’t mix.

Carter is in a pickle. He always assumed his mate would be a female werewolf. How else is Carter supposed to carry on his line and retain Alphaship? When Aidric comes into his life, Carter’s ex, Sabrina, isn’t giving up easily. Her brother, Delaney, is a thorn in Carter’s side, and some of the other werewolves go out of their way to make Aidric feel unwelcome, including one of his deltas, Evan.

Unfortunately, what little headway they make is destroyed during a full moon hunt when enemy werewolves attack Aidric and threaten the pack house where the Dark Lake pups are kept—an ambush that could have devastating consequences on their future.

Werewolves are notoriously insular, and before Carter and Aidric can build the life they want with each other, they’ll face a fight for acceptance.

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Dragon's Hoard

Dreamspun Beyond | #5

To be loved by a dragon is to be treasured.

A hundred years ago, werewolf Alpha Montgomery took a risk driven by desperation—he borrowed money from the ancient dragon Warwick Ehecatl, putting up the pack lands as collateral. Now the debt is due, and dragons don’t forget—or forgive. Warwick demands Montgomery’s son, Avery, and three businesses as compensation. As an Omega, Avery knows he is basically useless to his pack, so he might as well agree. He soon has second thoughts, though. Warwick is fearsome, and he’s free to do as he likes with Avery.

Warwick knows his race’s reputation, and he even admits some of it is deserved. But he’d rather cut off his tail than let his innocent mate’s light go out. It won’t be easy, but buried deep, there’s something between them worth safeguarding.

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Fliegende Fellbüschel

Fell, Fangzähne und Feliden | Buch 2

Buch 2 in der Serie - Fell, Fangzähne und Feliden

Ein kühler Morgen, ein Garten voller Vögel und eine Katze mit einer Mission. Was könnte eine Werkatze sich sonst noch wünschen? Beta Heller Wirth hat alles, außer einem Gefährten – einen Gestaltwandlergefährten, um genau zu sein. Das Letzte, was er will, ist einer dieser gefährlichen Menschen, die ohne Gnade töten. Heller weiß alles darüber. Was macht also die Göttin Bastet? Sie gibt Heller genau das, was er nicht will – einen Menschen. Geschäftsmann Lawson Dupre.

Lawson hat keine Ahnung, was gerade in seinem Autozubehörladen passiert ist. Im einen Moment ist ein süßer Kunde kurz davor, das Bewusstsein zu verlieren und dann erholt er sich und fängt an zu flirten. Danach läuft er aus dem Laden, als wären die Hunde der Hölle hinter ihm her. Als er erfährt, dass Heller eine Werkatze ist, macht das Lawson nichts aus. Er ist einer der wenigen Menschen, die wissen, dass Paranormale existieren. Er lebt sogar mit zweien zusammen. Seht zu, wie die Fellbüschel fliegen, wenn Heller und Lawson gegen verletzte Gefühle, falschen Glauben und eine Machtverschiebung in Hellers Rudel kämpfen.

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Clay McDonald finds the perfect car on Craigslist and is quick to send the seller a text:

Is your penis still for sale?

AutoCorrect strikes again. Damn—he should’ve proofread. How embarrassing.

Luckily Darrell Anderson, a mechanic and the owner of the Prius, is more amused than offended, and the two men agree to meet. When they do, the attraction is instant, and a date is arranged. But a series of mishaps, misunderstandings, and misplaced assumptions sorely test the new relationship.

In a contemporary romantic comedy about the perils of technology and dating in the modern world, a text that went so wrong might just lead to something so right—but only if Clay can refrain from jumping to conclusions and give love the benefit of the doubt.

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Parfait

Les Dieux | Tome 2

Suite de Inestimable

Les Dieux, tome 2

 

Jeff Mayfield, milliardaire blasé, aime uniquement ce que son argent et le pouvoir peuvent lui procurer, mais les Parques ont d’autres projets pour lui. Tout d’abord, un joueur gagne un énorme jackpot dans son casino et c’est l’effervescence générale. Puis, au milieu de ce chaos, les yeux de Jeff se posent sur l’incroyablement séduisant Cam Smith, alias Cupidon, sous sa forme humaine. 

Saisi de désir, Jeff fait un pas, mais se retrouve emprisonné dans un tumulte de plaisir et de passion. Cam bouleverse l’image que Jeff a de lui-même et l’oblige à se remettre en question. Mais Jeff n’est pas le seul à vouloir garder le contrôle. Jalousie est l’alter ego de Cam et s’il vient à perdre son sang-froid, les conséquences seront mortelles.

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Two very different civilizations—one bathed in bright sunlight and the other veiled in shadow.

Bad decisions, declining resources, and a king on the brink of madness force Prince Varo Kutchif, third son of the royal family and a starship captain, to attempt the impossible: barter for Black Phospolrock, an energy source the mysterious Helkan Kingdom has in abundance. Varo opens a line of communication with Adlar, an intriguing Helkan who seems to reciprocate Varo’s interest. He hopes so, because if negotiations collapse, Varo has orders to attack.

The Helkans preside over a planet shrouded in perpetual darkness. Several species have tried to exploit its natural resources through trade with them, but all have failed. Adlar Mondur is the older brother to the Helkan ruler. An assassin of the highest order, he’ll do anything to protect his king and his people—including tracking down the Yesri prince who crash-lands on their planet, leaving an ugly scar across its untouched beauty.

Thus begins a journey where two men from disparate civilizations grow from enemies to lovers.

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Una  tempesta di neve – la notte di Capodanno – non promette niente di buono. Dopo una relazione finita male e una serie di disastri domestici, Kirk è in attesa di essere colpito dalla disgrazia numero tre, che si realizza con l’arrivo di due gatti randagi che si mettono subito comodi a casa sua. Kirk ha il cuore tenero e decide di farli restare, anche se c’è qualcosa di strano in quei due mici così affettuosi. 

Al riparo dal maltempo e sazi di tonno, Dolf e Tal sono contenti di stare al calduccio a casa di Kirk, ma quando il loro umano esce a prendere della legna per il fuoco e cade perdendo i sensi, i due sono costretti a rivelare la loro vera natura. 

Quando Kirk si risveglia, scopre che i gatti sono in realtà due mutaforma che il destino ha scelto come suoi compagni. Per lui non è facile abituarsi all’idea di fare parte di un ménage à trois felino, inoltre la colonia da cui provengono Dolf e Tal ritiene che umani e felini non debbano unirsi. Anche se Kirk ha capito fin da subito che quei due gatti gli avrebbero portato dei guai, non sa che i guai veri sono dietro l’angolo.

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With time comes healing, but Orlando and the LGBT community are still recovering from last June’s tragedy. To show our ongoing support for those affected by the Orlando shooting, our authors, editors, artists, and staff have volunteered their talents to create this second benefit anthology. All proceeds will be donated to LGBT organizations in central Florida. Join us as we reaffirm that no matter the obstacle, love always wins.

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A Country Boy at Heart

States of Love | Tennessee

Hot damn, what more could a country boy want? Bass Pro Shop is finally opening in Tennessee. Nick plans to check out all twelve indoor acres chock-full of hunting, fishing, and boating in the Memphis Pyramid on the Mississippi River.

City boy Sandy wonders yet again how he let himself get talked into attending a grand opening for a hick hunting store. His geeky heart prefers the energy of the city. Little does he know all that is going to change due to a freakishly tall glass elevator—and Nick, the high-school crush who’s suddenly taking a second look at him.

A moment of panic while trapped in the elevator leads to a spark neither expected. Getting out is the least of the challenges they’ll face if they want to try to put their differences aside and find out if love is possible between a city boy and a country boy.

 

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

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It Takes Two to Tango

Fur, Fangs, and Felines | Book Three

Fur, Fangs, and Felines: Book Three

Can two very different men find the love they need to survive? 

Remi Ginn’s an easygoing werecat with a love of snarky T-shirts. He would be perfectly happy with a human mate. Is that what the goddess Bast gives him? Of course not. Instead she gifts him with Marshell, a Vetala, a snakelike nonshifter who drinks blood to survive. A man who’s just as toppy as Remi—and even more powerful than the West Falls Clowder’s Alpha and heir apparent.

While Remi is deciding whether he can handle the fates’ choice, hunters attack Marshell. Afterward, in an explosion of passion, Remi and Marshell mate and Remi declares Marshell his. Now they have to figure out how to make their relationship work as they dance around each other. 

The clowder is in turmoil, and Remi’s acceptance of Marshell rocks the very foundation of the insular group. The consequences will be far-reaching. And if that isn’t problem enough, the situation with the hunters is far from resolved… as proved by the appearance of an Alpha werewolf.

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Stories drive life. Sometimes life is good; sometimes life is bad. But it’s the nature of our community that in the aftermath of an act of hatred, we respond with love. Because darkness cannot exist in the presence of light. Cruelty cannot stand against compassion. Negativity will never overcome hope.

To show our support for those affected by the Orlando shooting, our authors, editors, artists, and staff have volunteered their talents to create this anthology. All proceeds will be donated to LGBT organizations in central Florida. Join us as we celebrate the triumph of love over every obstacle.

 

Jon Keys—A Single Night

Alicia Nordwell—About Best Friends & Boyfriends

Mickie B. Ashling—Adíos

M.T. Aspen —Asking for Trouble

M.A. Church—Chasing Tyme

Caitlin Ricci—Coming Out

George Seaton—Cucurrucucú

Jayce Ellis—Dance

Bree Cariad—Everyday Miracles

Chrissy Munder—Everything I Need

Ellis Carrington—For the First Time

Felicitas Ivey—Get Me to the Church Town Hall on Time

John Amory—Happy Pride

Grace R. Duncan—Hope

John Goode—Let Them Eat Cake

J. C. Long—Magical Boys Just Wanna Have Fun

Elizabeth Noble—Magicicada

Renee Stevens—More Than a Pact

Troy Storm—One Big Happy… Bunch

Connie Bailey—One Heart at a Time

Dev Bentham—Perfection

Andrea Speed—Pride

Laura Lascarso—Pull

Lila Leigh Hunter—Raffled Kiss

Emery C. Walters—Ranch Dressing

C.C. Dado—Read My Lips

Sera Kane—The Stag's Bane

KC Burn—The Tithe

Vicktor Alexander—The Wooing of the Marqués de Sierra de Outes

Edmond Manning—They Danced

 

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Jamais deux sans trois

Toutes griffes dehors | Tome 1

Toutes griffes dehors, tome 1

Une  tempête de neige dans le sud, le jour du Nouvel An, est la recette parfaite pour une catastrophe. Après deux incidents dévastateurs, Kirk attend qu'un troisième désastre se produise lorsque, tout naturellement, deux chats errants arrivent sur son palier durant la tempête et décident de faire comme chez eux dans sa maison. Kirk et son grand cœur les laissent rester, même s'il y a décidément quelque chose de bizarre avec ces nouveaux félins bien trop amicaux.

À l'abri du mauvais temps et remplis de thon, Dolf et Tal sont contents d'être blottis dans la maison de Kirk. Mais ensuite, leur humain se rend à l'extérieur à la recherche de bûches pour la cheminée et fait une chute violente qui le laisse inconscient. Les deux chats n'ont plus d'autres choix que de révéler leur identité.

Kirk se réveille et découvre que les deux chats sont en réalité Dolf et Tal ; deux chats métamorphes qui sont ses partenaires destinés. Faire partie d'un trio félin est déjà suffisamment difficile à encaisser pour Kirk, mais il apprend rapidement qu'ils viennent d'un clan qui ne croit pas que les humains et les métamorphes devraient se mélanger. Kirk a conscience que ces deux chats sont sur le point de faire basculer sa vie. Cependant, il ne sait pas que les vraies difficultés se trouvent devant lui.

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Invaluable

Los dioses | Volumen 1

Volumen 1 de la serie Los dioses

En la ciudad del pecado, Las Vegas, vuelan chispas cuando Cupido apunta con sus flechas a dos mortales: Randy Jones, un hombre corriente que está pasando unas vacaciones pagadas por la compañía donde trabaja, mira a Garrett a los ojos cuando este está jugando en la mesa de dados y, de repente, el tiempo se detiene. Echando a un lado todas sus creencias, Randy mantiene un tórrido romance de dos noches con Garrett, y después sale huyendo, muerto de miedo al darse cuenta de que se ha enamorado.

El cínico multimillonario Garrett Shiffler tiene todo lo que el dinero puede comprar, y la mayoría de sus citas no ven más allá de eso. La vida le enseñó que la inocencia y el amor son un simple producto de la imaginación de la gente. Pero cuando Randy desaparece, despertando en Garrett sentimientos que jamás creyó conocer, este emprende la batalla más importante de su vida para conseguir ganarse el amor de Randy, pero esta vez tendrá que luchar usando su corazón y no su dinero.

Mientras tanto, Cupido se pregunta qué fue lo que pasó. Sus flechas nunca fallan, a menos que las Moiras interfirieran. Si Garrett quiere ganarse a Randy nuevamente, tendrá que hacerlo por su cuenta, ya que las Moiras tienen otros planes para Cupido.

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Aller guten Dinge sind drei

Fell, Fangzähne und Feliden | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Fell, Fangzähne und Feliden

Ein Schneesturm im Süden – an Silvester – das kann nur in einer Katastrophe enden. Nach zwei schweren Schicksalsschlägen wartet Kirk nun auf den dritten, als plötzlich zwei Katzen in sein Leben platzen und Schutz vor der Kälte suchen. Kirk nimmt die beiden auf, obwohl er es sich eigentlich nicht leisten kann und die Katzen sich sehr auffällig verhalten. Dolf und Tal machen es sich bei Kirk bequem. Als ihr Mensch beim Holzholen schwer stürzt und sich verletzt, haben die beiden keine andere Wahl, sie müssen offenbaren, was sie sind.

Als Kirk aufwacht, muss er feststellen, dass er keine Katzen, sondern Katzenwandler aufgenommen hat und nicht nur das, er ist ihr Gefährte. Eine Dreierbeziehung, noch dazu mit zwei Katzenwandlern, ist schon schwierig genug, aber bald muss sich Kirk auch noch mit feindseligen Rudelmitgliedern rumärgern, die der Meinung sind, dass sich Wandler nicht mit Menschen einlassen sollten.

Kirk hatte geahnt, dass die beiden Katzen, Dolf und Tal, Ärger bedeuten würden, aber er hat keine Ahnung, was wirklich noch auf ihn zukommen sollte.

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Prezioso

Serie Gli Dei | Libro 1

Serie Gli Dei, Libro 1

Quando Cupido prende di mira due mortali a Las Vegas, si accendono scintille: al tavolo dei dadi, Randy Jones, un uomo comune in vacanza aziendale, guarda negli occhi di Garrett e il tempo si ferma. Gettando al vento tutto quello in cui crede, Randy si lascia coinvolgere in una relazione sensuale di due notti con l’uomo, solo per entrare nel panico quando capisce di essersene innamorato.

Il cinico milionario Garrett Shiffler ha tutto quello che i soldi possono comprare, e molti degli uomini che frequenta non vedono oltre il suo denaro. La vita gli ha insegnato che l’innocenza e l’amore sono prodotti dell’immaginazione. Ma quando Randy scompare, portando con sé emozioni che lui pensava non avrebbe mai provato, Garrett intraprende la battaglia più importante della propria vita per vincere il suo amore. Ma questa volta combatte con il cuore, non con il conto in banca.

Nel frattempo, Cupido si chiede cosa sia successo. Le sue frecce d’oro non falliscono mai, a meno che siano le Moire a interferire. Se Garrett vuole riconquistare Randy, dovrà farlo da solo, perché le Moire hanno altri progetti per Cupido.

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Behind the Eight Ball

Fur, Fangs, and Felines | Book Two

Fur, Fangs, and Felines: Book Two

A cool morning, a yard full of birds, and a kitty on a mission. What more could a werecat want? Beta Heller Wirth has it all, except a mate—a shifter mate, that is. The last thing he wants is one of those dangerous humans who kill without remorse. Heller knows about that firsthand. So what does the goddess Bast do? She gives Heller exactly what he does not want—a human: business owner Lawson Dupre.

Lawson hasn’t a clue what just happened in his car detail shop. One minute a cute client is about to pass out, and then he perks up and starts flirting. Next thing, he runs out the door like the hounds of hell are after him. Learning that Heller is a werecat doesn’t freak out Lawson. He happens to be one of those rare humans who knows paranormals exists. He even lives with one. Watch the fur fly as Heller and Lawson battle hurt feelings, misguided beliefs, and a power shift in Heller’s clowder.

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To Touch the Sky

Leap of Faith | Book Two

Leap of Faith: Book Two

He can run, but he can’t hide…

Centuries ago, Hawk made a terrible mistake which has haunted him since. Fear of responsibility and feelings of unworthiness leads him to denying the mate Wha-tay showed him in a vision. So now Hawk runs his bar, has casual sex, and never, ever dates men with blond hair and brown eyes. But then Simon walks into his bar, and the future he’s feared is about to end up in a brawl if Hawk doesn’t do something—fast.

Simon Carter has a smart mouth and a bulldog temperament. So when Hawk runs, Simon pursues the sexy man, only to be rejected. Just as Simon decides to give up, someone—or something—visits him to change his mind… and scares him to death. Now Simon is backpedaling, and Hawk is in pursuit.

Desperate to reassure Simon and keep him safe, Hawk is forced to reveal his secrets before he’s ready. Can Simon learn to accept things aren’t always as they seem? Is the connection between them strong enough to help Hawk overcome centuries of pain? The only way the two men will move beyond Hawk’s past is for both of them to take a leap of faith.

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Trouble Comes in Threes

Fur, Fangs, and Felines | Book One
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Fur, Fangs, and Felines: Book One

A snowstorm in the South—on New Year’s Eve—is a perfect recipe for a catastrophe. After two soul-crushing bad breaks, Kirk’s waiting for disaster number three to strike when, naturally, two stray cats arrive on his doorstep during the storm and decide to make themselves at home. Tenderhearted Kirk lets them stay even though there’s something decidedly odd about his overly friendly felines.

Out of the punishing weather and full of tuna, Dolf and Tal are happy to be snug in Kirk’s house. But then their human goes outside for firewood and suffers a nasty fall that leaves him unconscious. Now the two cats have no choice but to reveal themselves.

Kirk wakes up to find the two kitties are actually Dolf and Tal. They’re cat shifters—and his destined mates. Being part of a feline threesome is enough for Kirk to grapple with, but soon he learns they come from a clowder that doesn’t believe humans and shifters should mix. Kirk knew those two cats would be trouble. Little does he know the real trouble lies ahead.

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