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Un'indagine di Cole McGinnis

Seguito di Baci sporchi - Dirty Kiss Un'indagine di Cole McGinnis

Per Cole McGinnis, ex poliziotto diventato investigatore privato, amare Kim Jae-Min non è sempre facile, perché Jae è riluttante a mostrare apertamente il suo orientamento sessuale. Al contrario, Cole non sa vivere in un altro modo, anche se capisce come si sente Jae. Gli uomini coreani che seguono la tradizione, infatti, non sono gay, perlomeno non quando possono essere scoperti.

Ma Cole non può dedicare troppo tempo a sbrogliare i problemi del suo ragazzo. Ha un incarico da portare a termine. Quando una cantante di nome Scarlet chiede il suo aiuto per trovare Park Dae-Hoon, un coreano gay che è sparito quasi vent’anni prima, Cole si ritrova immerso nel mondo intricato delle ricche famiglie coreane, dove il dovere e la politica significano sacrificare la felicità per conservare imperi aziendali. Ben presto i cadaveri iniziano ad accumularsi senza un’apparente logica. A ogni passo che Cole fa verso il ritrovamento di Park Dae-Hoon, un’altra persona va incontro alla morte, e proprio qualcuno che Cole ama potrebbe essere la prossima vittima dell’assassino.

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Close friends and partners at FireWorks Security, Joel Weston and Kieran Ross know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They have each other’s backs, make a formidable team, and carefully ignore their volatile chemistry.  

When Kieran struggles with the aftermath of an assignment gone wrong, Joel is there to help. When Joel is caught in an explosion, Kieran jumps into a burning marina to rescue the man who means so much to him. But they never discuss what’s closest to their hearts, not prepared to risk their friendship for the mere possibility of something more.  

Faced with bombs, assassins, and old ghosts, Joel and Kieran must find out why they’re targets, who is coming after them, and—most of all—how each would feel if he lost the other. Should they continue as best friends, or is it time to take a leap of faith?

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Lana is a faded movie star who lives alone in a big house on a hill that overlooks the sea. She has lived this way since the death of her daughter and the disappearance of her husband. 

Jeff and Chloe are a couple who live in a cabin below the big house. It was Chloe’s idea to strengthen their marriage, but she sees now that it isn’t working. Jeff has become obsessed with the cabin and an old well. Chloe only sees strangeness around her. 

One night while talking on the computer with Ethan, Jeff’s brother, a feeling of dread comes to the fore. When Ethan sees a figure behind Chloe, he leaves his boyfriend and baby and sets out to save Jeff. 

Chloe, Ethan and Lana come together to fight an evil that would destroy Jeff. Will they succeed or will all of them fall to the taste of a young cannibalistic ghost?

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Wilde City Press, October 2015.

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The Bisti Business

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BJ Vinson Mysteries

A BJ Vinson Mystery

Although repulsed by his client, an overbearing, homophobic California wine mogul, confidential investigator B. J. Vinson agrees to search for Anthony Alfano’s missing son, Lando, and his traveling companion—strictly for the benefit of the young men. As BJ chases an orange Porsche Boxster all over New Mexico, he soon becomes aware he is not the only one looking for the distinctive car. Every time BJ finds a clue, someone has been there before him. He arrives in Taos just in time to see the car plunge into the 650-foot-deep Rio Grande Gorge. Has he failed in his mission?

Lando’s brother, Aggie, arrives to help with BJ’s investigation, but BJ isn’t sure he trusts Aggie’s motives. He seems to hold power in his father’s business and has a personal stake in his brother’s fate that goes beyond familial bonds. Together they follow the clues scattered across the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness area and learn the bloodshed didn’t end with the car crash. As they get closer to solving the mystery, BJ must decide whether finding Lando will rescue the young man or place him directly in the path of those who want to harm him.

Second Edition
First Edition published by Martin Brown Publishers, LLC, 2013.

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Tanner  MacKay et Niall Sutherland, deux agents d’une équipe hautement spécialisée, ont un jour été bien plus que de simples collègues de travail. Mais après qu’une mission se fut très mal déroulée, leur monde s’est écroulé, poussant Tanner à s’enfuir. L’équipe fut divisée et leur liaison oubliée.

Maintenant, un traître menace l’équipe, et leur ancienne patronne est déterminée à réunir son noyau dur avant qu’il ne soit trop tard. Elle retrouve Tanner dans un parc de caravanes délabré, amenant avec elle un invité qui n’est pas le bienvenu, mais qui a besoin d’un refuge temporaire : Niall, l’homme qu’il ne pensait jamais plus revoir. L’homme qui, il le sait, aurait aussi préféré ne jamais le revoir.

Dans cette situation à la fois oppressante et hautement dangereuse, Tanner et Niall devront revenir sur leur passé et remettre en cause leurs perceptions, leurs croyances – et leurs désirs – s’ils veulent survivre, voire construire un futur ensemble.

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Wild Instincts

Seaside Shifters

A Seaside Shifters Tale

Police cadet and bear shifter Tyson Dakota looks forward to his on-the-job training in Seaside, Oregon, working alongside his cousin, Chief of Police John Dakota. Their goal is to investigate the growing meth epidemic and identify the kingpin bringing the drugs into their community. All signs point to someone inside law enforcement working with the drug traffickers, and Tyson must find out who before the body count gets any higher.

Along the way, Tyson meets Amante, a charismatic and attractive man in town for reasons he doesn’t want to share. Tyson is drawn to Amante despite his secretive ways and is sure there could be more between them than explosive passion, if he could just get Amante to make his stay in Seaside permanent. But when Tyson’s pursuit of justice puts him at odds with Amante, they could lose more than their fledgling relationship.

They could end up losing their lives.

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The Mystery of the Curiosities

Snow & Winter | Book Two

Snow & Winter: Book Two

Life has been pretty great for Sebastian Snow. The Emporium is thriving and his relationship with NYPD homicide detective, Calvin Winter, is everything he’s ever wanted. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Sebastian’s only cause for concern is whether Calvin should be taken on a romantic date. It’s only when an unknown assailant smashes the Emporium’s window and leaves a peculiar note behind that all plans get pushed aside in favor of another mystery.

Sebastian is quickly swept up in a series of grisly yet seemingly unrelated murders. The only connection tying the deaths together are curiosities from the lost museum of P.T. Barnum. Despite Calvin’s attempts to keep Sebastian out of the investigation, someone is forcing his hand, and it becomes apparent that the entire charade exists for Sebastian to solve. With each clue that brings him closer to the killer, he’s led deeper into Calvin’s official cases. 

It’s more than just Sebastian’s livelihood and relationship on the line—it’s his very life.

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Als  Jesse Morales, frischgebackener College-Absolvent und angehender Krimiautor, sich auf eine Woche als Helfer im Observatorium des Mount Washington einlässt, rechnet er mit harter Arbeit. Womit er nicht rechnet, ist die Leiche, die er zwischen den Felsen im Nebel findet. Der Mann entpuppt sich als der junge Tourist Stuart Warren, für den ein Ausflug auf den Berg mit seinen Freunden tödlich endete.

Der verwitwete Polizist Kyle Dubois wird mit seinem Partner Wesley Roberts mitten in der Nacht zum Schauplatz des Verbrechens gerufen. Obwohl sich Jesse und er augenblicklich voneinander angezogen fühlen, fällt es Kyle schwer, einen so jungen Mann mit einer Vorliebe für Kriminalfälle ernst zu nehmen. Jedoch gelingt es Jesse bald, sich nützlich zu machen, indem er sich ein Zimmer im Hotel der Angehörigen und Freunde sucht, um sich unter sie zu mischen. Was er dort erfährt, könnte bei der Lösung des Falles helfen – oder ihn das Leben kosten.

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Quarry

The Vampire Guard | Book Two

The Vampire Guard: Book Two

The members of the Vampire Guard—Jonas Forge, spy and soldier turned cop; computer hacker extraordinaire Blair Turner; Declan, thief, con man, and ex-pirate; and medical examiner and werewolf Dr. Lucas Coate—face a dangerous and elusive enemy.

And this time, it’s personal.

Over the course of three hundred years, a man has touched each of their lives in ways they are only just realizing. When a hunt for a psychotic killer in the present resurrects memories and clues from the past, they discover how they have been affected and are bound by the existence of a ruthless vampire criminal. Now, while preventing a heist at a high-tech art show and thwarting several large-scale explosions, the team must employ their unique blend of science and supernatural abilities to put an end to the machinations of the man toying with their lives.

This time, he won’t slip through their fingers.

This time, it’s more than a case. It’s a hunt, and Forge, Blair, Declan, and Lucas won’t stop until they’ve captured their quarry.

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The Shadow Operation

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The Center | Book Four

Sequel to Like I Know Jack

In a mission more twisted than usual, sixteen-year-old agent Jack is assigned to play the role of Jack Elliot. Jack Elliot is the new identity created for Alex Sutherland, a teenager whose father’s criminal activities have forced the family into a witness relocation program. Alex’s family was supposed to be safe, but two previous relocations have already been compromised, so the Center is brought in to investigate. Is there a leak within the witness relocation program, or has somebody in the Sutherland family inadvertently betrayed them?

Jack finds himself in the field with Sean and Instructor Clare Colson acting as the Elliot family—setting themselves up as targets to flush out the truth. With Matt returning to the team, and Martin and Leo as backup, they must figure out how the family's secret identities are being blown and deal with the dangerous consequences.

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En tant qu’ancien agent de la N.S.A, Dayton Ingram est formé aux techniques de la Sécurité Intérieure. Il travaille désormais pour Scorpion et n’aspire qu’à une chose : aller sur le terrain. Intelligent, polyglotte, magicien de la technologie, il obtient sa chance en faisant échouer une agression dans une ruelle. Mais cette chance vient avec un inconvénient : un partenaire, Knighton, qui est un vrai mystère. Malgré ses recherches, Day ne trouve aucune information sur lui, pas même son prénom.

Knight, ancien Marine, a sombré dans la boisson après la disparition de sa famille. Il décide d’en sortir et Scorpion lui offre sa chance : une mission visant à arrêter une grave menace terroriste au Yucatan, avec Day, un bleu.

Pour arriver sur place sans attirer les soupçons, les deux hommes embarquent sur une croisière gay. Day, profondément dans son placard, et Knight, tout aussi enfermé, doivent se faire passer pour un couple. Les tensions sont fortes : l’ex Marine ne communique pas et l’ex N.S.A a les poils qui se hérissent face à la tendance au contrôle de son équipier.

Pourtant, après une soirée bien arrosée, ils se réveillent dans le même lit. Alors qu’ils approchent de leur destination, ils doivent apprendre à se faire confiance et à compter l’un sur l’autre, s’ils veulent infiltrer le camp terroriste et neutraliser le complot visant à détruire l’infrastructure informatique américaine. Et surtout s’ils veulent avoir une vie après la mission. Une vie qui pourrait inclure l’autre…

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Winter Duet

Echoes Rising | Book Two

Sequel to Shadowboxing Echoes Rising: Book Two

Germany 1944

Hunted for treason and the information he carries, Kristopher and Michel leave their safe house to journey across Germany toward Switzerland. Caught in a series of Allied bombings, they stop to help civilians and narrowly escape capture by German forces.

While investigating a downed aircraft in the Black Forest, the two men discover an injured RAF pilot. After they are separated, Kristopher and the pilot are discovered by a German officer who claims he is not who he appears to be. Determined to find Michel again, Kristopher has to trust the stranger and hope the man is not connected to those hunting him.

Meanwhile Michel is intercepted by one of the Allied soldiers he met in Berlin. His help is needed to save one of their own.

Time quickly runs out, and loyalties are tested and betrayed as their enemies close in. Michel can only hope they reach safety before information is revealed that could compromise not only his and Kristopher’s lives, but those of the remaining members of the Allied team—if it is not already too late.

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Hanging the Stars

Half Moon Bay | Book Two

Half Moon Bay: Book Two

Angel Daniels grew up hard, one step ahead of the law and always looking over his shoulder. A grifter's son, he’d learned every con and trick in the book but ached for a normal life. Once out on his own, Angel returns to Half Moon Bay where he once found… and then lost… love.

Now, Angel's life is a frantic mess of schedules and chaos. Between running his bakery and raising his troubled eleven-year-old half brother, Roman, Angel has a hectic but happy life. Then West Harris returns to Half Moon Bay and threatens to break Angel all over again by taking away the only home he and Rome ever had.

When they were young, Angel taught West how to love and laugh, but when Angel moved on, West locked his heart up and threw away the key. Older and hardened, West returns to Half Moon Bay and finds himself face-to-face with the man he'd lost. Now West is torn between killing Angel or holding him tight.

But rekindling their passionate relationship is jeopardized as someone wants one or both of them dead, and as the terrifying danger mounts, neither man knows if the menace will bring them together or forever tear them apart.

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Private detective Duncan Andrews’s best friend Gina is a witch. His dog is a zombie. And his dead boyfriend, Robbie, is a ghost. So it’s hardly any wonder that he uses his connection to the supernatural to help him solve cases. In Pale as a Ghost, Duncan’s on the trail of a serial killer who may not be human, while also trying to move on in his dating life. In Animal Instinct, someone is using the skull of a powerful wizard—Gina’s father—to control animals and attack young Ashton Marsh. In The Scarlet Tide, Duncan’s latest case leads him to Chicago and a band whose members are all vampires. And in Dead End, Robbie’s cousin Jason has moved into a house that’s haunted by a serial killer, and Gina’s on the run from witch-hunters. Through it all, Duncan must solve the case and balance a complicated personal life.

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Bait

Circles | Book Five

Circles: Book Five

Tyler McCall has made mistakes. He was a teacher—before he fell for a student in his school. That misstep cost him his job and everything he’d worked for. He moved to the Black Hills of Wyoming to start his life over, and he’s happy working at the Big Rock Inn near Devils Tower.

Linden Bourne, a no-nonsense FBI agent Tyler had met before, returns to Wyoming hot on the trail of a killer. The previously unexplored attraction between them grows—which is good considering they’ll be spending a lot of time together when a blizzard strands them at the inn. Cut off from the outside world, with no power, they’ll need to rely on their wits and each other to survive.

Especially when it becomes clear they’re not alone—and the danger they face comes from more than the elements.

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Il tocco dell'amore

Serie Sensi e Sentimenti

Un libro della Serie Sensi e Sentimenti

Una  sera d’inverno, dopo aver appena staccato dal lavoro, il paramedico Jack Waters incappa in un edificio in fiamme e si appresta a fare il suo dovere. Il giorno dopo si risveglia in ospedale, coperto di gravi ustioni. Per un uomo che dà grande valore alla propria bellezza è un colpo devastante.

Ma Jack ha a malapena il tempo per assimilare quanto è accaduto. Accanto al suo letto ci sono il suo ex, il poliziotto Kevin Thompson, e Luke Kennard, il pompiere che gli ha salvato la vita. Entrambi sembrano determinati a competere per attirare la sua attenzione, ustioni o meno. Jack respinge Kevin, temendo che ora l’uomo non vorrà avere nulla a che fare con lui, e sembra vedere confermate le proprie paure quando questi se ne va senza obiettare. È il momento perfetto per il seducente e vivace Luke di iniziare a flirtare con Jack, appellandosi al suo ego fragile.

Quando in città scoppia una serie di nuovi incendi che prendono di mira il personale di soccorso, gli indizi puntano a qualcuno vicino a Jack. È sopravvissuto a un incendio, ma la prossima volta potrebbe non essere così fortunato. Sembra che qualcuno lo perseguiti, un nemico implacabile. Se non farà attenzione, il fuoco lo ridurrà in cenere… a meno che non sia l’amore di due uomini a farlo per primo.

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Dirty Kiss (Deutsch)

Ein Cole-McGinnis-Krimi

Ein Titel der Ein Cole-McGinnis-Krimi Serie

Der ehemalige Polizist und Privatdetektiv Cole Kenjiro McGinnis kämpft noch damit, über die Ermordung seines Liebsten hinwegzukommen, als er mit einem scheinbar alltäglichen Fall beauftragt wird. Der Selbstmord des Sohnes eines erfolgreichen koreanischen Geschäftsmannes entpuppt sich als ganz und gar nicht gewöhnlich, vor allem, als Cole bei seinen Nachforschungen Jae-Min kennenlernt, den gut aussehenden Cousin des Toten.

Jae-Mins Cousin hatte ein schmutziges Geheimnis der Art, mit der Cole sich bestens auskennt und die Jae-Min selbst vor seiner Familie geheim hält. Die Ermittlungen führen Cole von geschmackvollen Villen zu zwielichtigen Begegnungen im Dirty Kiss, wo die Reichen und Verschwiegenen ihr Verlangen abseits ihrer konservativen Familien stillen.

Sie führen ihn außerdem in Jae-Mins Arme, was Probleme mit sich bringt. Der Selbstmord sieht mehr und mehr wie ein Mord aus, während Jae-Min das nächste Ziel zu sein scheint. Cole hat bereits einen geliebten Menschen auf diese Weise verloren – bei Jae-Min wird er es mit allen Mitteln verhindern.

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The Zozobra Incident

By
BJ Vinson Mysteries

A BJ Vinson Mystery

B. J. Vinson is a former Marine and ex-Albuquerque PD detective turned confidential investigator. Against his better judgment, BJ agrees to find the gay gigolo who was responsible for his breakup with prominent Albuquerque lawyer Del Dahlman and recover some racy photographs from the handsome bastard. The assignment should be fast and simple.

But it quickly becomes clear the hustler isn’t the one making the anonymous demands, and things turn deadly with a high-profile murder at the burning of Zozobra on the first night of the Santa Fe Fiesta. BJ’s search takes him through virtually every stratum of Albuquerque and Santa Fe society, both straight and gay. Before it is over, BJ is uncertain whether Paul Barton, the young man quickly insinuating himself in BJ’s life, is friend or foe. But he knows he’s stepped into something much more serious than a modest blackmail scheme. With Paul and BJ next on the killer’s list, BJ must find a way to put a stop to the death threats once and for all.

2nd Edition
First Edition published as The Zozobra Incident & The Bisti Business by Martin Brown Publishers, LLC, 2012.

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