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Verliebte Partner | Buch 2
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Buch 2 in der Serie – Verliebte Partner

Die Deputy US Marshals Miro Jones und Ian Doyle sind nun beruflich und privat Partner: Miros Gelassenheit und Professionalität bilden den idealen Ausgleich zu Ians Leidenschaft und hitzigem Temperament. In einem Beruf, in dem ein falscher Schritt den Unterschied zwischen Leben und Tod bedeuten kann, ist Vertrauen alles. Aber jede Beziehung hat anfänglich ihre Schwierigkeiten und manchmal weiß Miro nicht, wo er bei seinem temperamentvollen Partner steht. Sind die Gefühlsbande, die sie erst seit so kurzer Zeit miteinander verbinden, bereits wieder im Begriff, sich aufzulösen? 

Diese neuen Bande sind ständigen Herausforderungen ausgesetzt: Überfälle der Familie, wohlmeinende Freunde, ihre eigenen Unsicherheiten, ihr gefährlicher Beruf – und dann kommt es zur Feuerprobe, als ein alter Fall Miros wieder auftaucht und sie heimsucht. Vielleicht reicht das aus, um Ian seine Entscheidung, sich zu binden, hinterfragen zu lassen und Miro kann nur hoffen, dass die Gefühlsbande, die sie geknüpft haben, stark genug sind, sie beide zu halten.

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Fire and Flint

Carlisle Deputies
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A Carlisle Deputies Novel

Jordan Erichsohn suspects something is rotten about his boss, Judge Crawford. Unfortunately he has nowhere to turn and doubts anyone will believe his claims—least of all the handsome deputy, Pierre Ravelle, who has been assigned to protect the judge after he received threatening letters. The judge has a long reach, and if he finds out Jordan’s turned on him, he might impede Jordan adopting his son, Jeremiah.

When Jordan can no longer stay silent, he gathers his courage and tells Pierre what he knows. To his surprise and relief, Pierre believes him, and Jordan finds an ally… and maybe more. Pierre vows to do what it takes to protect Jordan and Jeremiah and see justice done. He’s willing to fight for the man he’s growing to love and the family he’s starting to think of as his own. But Crawford is a powerful and dangerous enemy, and he’s not above ripping apart everything Jordan and Pierre are trying to build in order to save himself….

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Choix et conséquences

THIRDS (Français) | Tome 6

Suite d'À contre-courant

THIRDS, tome 6

Calvin Summers et Ethan Hobbs sont les meilleurs amis depuis l’enfance, mais quelque part en cours de route, leur amitié s’est transformée en quelque chose de plus. Suite à l’explosion du Centre de Jeunesse Therian, Calvin réalise combien la vie peut être courte et cesse de garder secret les sentiments qu’il ressent pour son ami. Malheureusement, le changement est difficile pour Ethan ; la plupart du temps, il parvient à gérer son mutisme sélectif et son anxiété sociale. Mais la confession de Calvin ajoute une nouvelle difficulté à affronter pour Ethan, une qui, il le craint, pourrait lui coûter l’amitié qui constitue son monde depuis aussi longtemps qu’il se souvienne.

En tant que partenaires et Agents Défense au THIRDS, faire partie de Destructive Delta est ardu dans le meilleur des cas, mais entre les interventions sur le terrain et les situations potentiellement fatales, Calvin et Ethan avancent en affrontant non seulement les défis de leur travail, mais en œuvrant également à un avenir où ils seraient plus que de simples amis.

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Tried & True

THIRDS | Book Ten

Sequel to Darkest Hour Before Dawn

THIRDS Book Ten

When THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley met Team Leader Sloane Brodie, he couldn’t have imagined how slamming into his new partner—literally—would shake both their worlds. Now four years later, they’ve faced dangers, fought battles both personal and professional… and fallen deeply in love. Now their big moment is finally in sight, and they’re ready to stand up together and make it official. Unfortunately, as the countdown to their big day begins, an enemy declares war on the THIRDS….

With their family in danger, Dex and Sloane are put to the test on how far into darkness they’ll walk to save those they love. As secrets are unearthed, a deadly betrayal is revealed, and Dex and Sloane must call on their Destructive Delta family for one last hurrah to put an end to the secret organization responsible for so much devastation.

Dex and Sloane will have plenty of bullets to dodge on the way to the altar, but with happiness within their grasp, they are determined to get there come hell or high water….

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À toute épreuve

Tout vient à point...

Suite de Question de temps, tomes 1 et 2

Jory Harcourt n’a pas besoin de chercher des ennuis. Où qu’il aille, ceux-ci semblent le trouver, en particulier quand son partenaire, Sam Kage, travaille sous couverture pour une équipe d’intervention fédérale.

Après avoir été forcé à mettre la clef sous la porte par la récession, Jory est embauché comme entremetteur et organisateur d’événements. Ce n’est plus qu’une question de temps avant que sa grande bouche et son attitude trop franche le jettent entre les pattes d’un riche héritier et d’un magnat de la drogue, qui veulent tous les deux le conquérir. Puis, comme si cette situation n’était pas déjà assez délicate, Jory retrouve la trace de son amant sous couverture, aux ordres du trafiquant.

Entre les hommes qui ont envie de lui et ce qui veulent simplement sa mort, Chicago devient un peu trop dangereux pour Jory, et sur le conseil de son frère, de son petit ami et du FBI, il se rend à Hawaï… où un grave accident menace le restant de ses jours. Est-ce que Sam et Jory garderont la foi et prouveront que leur relation est vraiment à toute épreuve ?

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When his three-year-old daughter is kidnapped, Eric Wilson doesn’t have many options, and time is running out. With nowhere else to turn, he reaches out to his ex, influential businessman Brock Vencenza, whose money and contacts might be able to save Josie.

Brock never got over Eric’s loss, and he’s more than willing to help when Eric needs him most. Together with law enforcement and private security, they embark on a twisting investigation to find the little girl—and who wants to hurt her and destroy both men in the process. Under the circumstances, confessing he still has feelings for Eric would be inappropriate, but Brock can’t deny what’s in his heart. He doesn’t know if their love can be rekindled or if he can even protect Eric and Josie. But one thing is certain: Brock’s determined to be the hero in reality that he is in Eric’s eyes.

 

Second Edition

First edition published by Top Shelf, an imprint of Torquere Press, September 2009.

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Broken Sun

City to City

A City to City Novel

James Morgan: outlaw in a ruthless biker club, the Bastard Legion. Willing to do whatever he must to claw his way to the top of the club’s hierarchy.

Two things stand in the way of his ambitions: his heroin-addicted brother and his bisexuality. In Morgan’s world, his attraction to men is a death sentence, and he has no desire to pursue it… until he tangles with Luc Sinclair.

Luc Sinclair: fellow Bastard Legion biker. Tattoo artist. Rebel who wants out of a club he’s grown to despise.

Luc has a sister he’s protecting from a Legion ex-boyfriend. Saving her makes him a target. Morgan intervenes, and all bets are off. The sex is as fierce and passionate as it is dangerous. But when Morgan’s junkie brother learns of the relationship, he sees a way to advance in the Legion and take out a brother he hates. Their three worlds collide—one is left for dead, another fighting for life, and the bond between them broken.

In a dark and violent world where it’s every man for himself, finding their way back to each other and the only truth they’ve ever found will be a long, hard fight.

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One Word

Hidden Places | Book Three

A Hidden Places story

Ethan Leavitt arrives in the idyllic village of Oakwood to search for a missing friend. Having always prided himself on his ability to find rational explanations, Ethan’s trust in concrete evidence and logic is tested by the mystery of Oakwood and Tomas's disappearance.

Donovan Campbell’s happy, sometimes flippant, exterior hides a past he’d rather forget. As he struggles with his memories and to hold on to the inn he owns with his best friend, the last thing Donovan needs is for some guy he’s only just met to start getting under his skin. When a bank robbery escalates into a dangerous situation, Donovan must embrace a part of himself he can no longer ignore in order to save a future that might never have the chance to exist.

Ethan learns that often the person you’re looking for is not the one you find. But have he and Donovan both realized that too late…?

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Meurtres dans la communauté gay

Une communauté ciblée | Tome 1

Une communauté ciblée, tome 1

Un tueur en série a pris pour cible la communauté homosexuelle, s’attaquant à eux dans les bars populaires et les parcs. Assigné à cette affaire, la nouvelle recrue Pat Saint James se sent un peu trop proche des victimes. Il est gay, mais aucun de ses collègues ne le sait. Le fait qu’on lui demande de réaliser une mission d’infiltration en se faisant passer pour un homoseuel ne manque pas d’ironie.

Pat et son collègue, Hank, passent leurs soirées dans les bars afin d’obtenir des informations sur le tueur. Parallèlement, Pat est à la recherche de l’homme parfait et jongle entre trois hommes, espérant trouver le partenaire idéal. Il a rencontré Bill dans un bar, Dean est un ami de longue date… et autre ironie du sort : Hank, son partenaire, est également gay et sur la liste de ses prétendants.

Comme le tueur continue à sévir, étranglant et violant ses victimes, Pat doit se concentrer sur son travail en espérant que sa vie personnelle survive à ce train de vie complètement dingue. Mais quand ses espoirs de trouver le bonheur et l’enquête se chevauchent, Pat pourrait bien foncer droit vers les problèmes.

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Return to Tachna’s world of vampires and wizards in the second volume of Partnership in Blood.

With the war over, the wizards and vampires of l’ANS are faced with a series of new challenges as they explore everything their partnerships have come to signify. While the depth of individual partnerships varies, one thing is certain: there is more to their partnerships—and the Aveu de sang—than meets the eye.

 

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Hartwick County in South Dakota bedeutet einen neuen Anfang für Mackenzie „Mack“ Redford. Das Leben in der Großstadt war nicht das, was er erwartet hatte und nun ist er wieder zu Hause und arbeitet als Sheriff. 

Brantley Calderone ist ebenfalls auf der Suche nach einem neuen Leben. Nachdem er New York verlassen und eine Ranch gekauft hat, versucht er sich einzuleben und sich daran zu gewöhnen, an einem anderen Ort zu leben – bis er eine tote Frau auf seiner Veranda entdeckt und sich selbst als Haupttatverdächtigen in einem Mordfall wiederfindet.

Mack und Brantley erkennen sehr bald mehrere Dinge: Irgendjemand will Brantley etwas anhängen, allein ist er nicht länger sicher auf der Ranch und zwischen ihnen entwickelt sich definitiv eine gewisse Anziehungskraft, die sich noch verstärkt, als Mack Brantley anbietet, vorübergehend bei ihm einzuziehen. Als ihre Romanze eskaliert, eskaliert auch das Verhalten des Mörders. Sie müssen ihm immer einen Schritt voraus sein und herausfinden, wer Brantley tot sehen will, ehe es zu spät ist. Nur dann können sie das neue Leben beginnen, das sie beide suchen – gemeinsam.

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Seventeen years ago, Forge Reynolds fell in love… and had his heart broken. When Staff Sergeant Gage Livingston was brought into Forge’s Army field hospital, temporarily paralyzed, Forge sat with him, read his letters, answered his mail, and formed a connection he thought would last. But Gage was sent home, Forge transferred to a new post, and his letters to Gage went unanswered. 

Now in the middle of a bitter divorce, Forge is sick and tired of his husband’s manipulation. He's almost ready to make any sacrifice to get closure—then he finds Granger murdered execution-style in their home. Forge had no idea about Granger’s illicit activities, but the killers don’t believe that. They think Forge has something they want, and they’re coming after him. 

When Forge’s lawyer arranges for professional protection, the last face Forge expects to see is Gage’s. Can he even contemplate a second chance for them after almost two decades, or will hoping only lead to more heartache? Before they can explore the possibilities, they must figure out what information Granger had—that others are willing to kill for—or that possible heartache could become a certainty.

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Kindred Truths

The Shifter Chronicles | Book Twelve

The Shifter Chronicles: Book Twelve

Agent Poe loves being part of the Agency—an organization devoted to protecting shape-shifters—and he especially loves his mate of only a couple of months, Nordik, the nigh immortal master bear shifter. He has the best of both worlds—the man he loves and the job he loves. But when Nordik reveals he’s ready to rejoin society and accompany Poe on his missions, Poe must take the next step and make them a full partnership.

After the Agency intercepts a message from Arcas, the leader of the Knights of the Dawn—a cult bent on the annihilation of shifters—meant for his followers, their job gets a whole lot harder. The Knights don’t bother keeping their activities hidden anymore, stretching the Agency’s resources thinner than ever.

After a near-fatal mission almost costs Poe his life, Nordik insists on a break for both of them. They visit Poe’s family in Ireland and learn that true danger lies not without, but within. There’s no greater betrayal than that of a loved one.

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

Harmony Ink Press is proud to present the winners of the fourth annual Young Author Challenge. This book contains the best of the best in short LGBTQ+ fiction by authors from age fourteen to twenty-one. They represent the future of both our literature and our community, and the future looks as bright as these voices are strong, inventive, and unique. These fifteen stories range from the realistic to the fantastical, and they are populated with characters from all across the rainbow. They explore love, friendship, being different, finding one’s purpose and place, and what it means to grow up—in the modern world or one of pure imagination.

 

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Tracker Hacker

Codename: Winger | Book One

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Codename: Winger One

Theo Reese is just an average high school student with a passion for hockey and an uncanny talent when it comes to computers… at least on the surface.

What his teammates, fellow students, and even his boyfriend don’t realize is that Theo leads a double life. When he’s not putting up his facade of normal, Theo is working as an agent for Tactical Operational Support, where his technical genius is more than just a hobby. At sixteen he is responsible for helping agents in the field and keeping the TOS network secure.

It’s a secret he has to keep—from everyone.

But secrecy becomes even harder when a hacker compromises the system TOS uses to track its agents and Theo’s dad goes missing. Theo must find him and stop the hacker, which means leaving the comfort of his computer screen and venturing into a very real and very deadly world.

And if that’s not enough to deal with, all the secrecy is really putting a strain on Theo’s love life.

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Dirty Secret (Deutsch)

Ein Cole-McGinnis-Krimi
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Fortsetzung zu Dirty Kiss

Ein Titel der Ein Cole-McGinnis-Krimi Serie

Kim Jae-Min zu lieben ist nicht immer leicht: Jae fürchtet sich davor, als offen schwuler Mann zu leben, während der zum Privatdetektiv gewordene ehemalige Polizist Cole McGinnis es nicht anders kennt. Auch wenn er Jaes Sorgen versteht. Koreaner aus traditionellen Familien sind nicht schwul – zumindest nicht dort, wo man sie sehen kann.

Doch Cole muss sich auch auf anderes als die Probleme seines Freundes konzentrieren. Er hat einen Auftrag. Als die Sängerin Scarlet ihn darum bittet, Park Dae-Hoon zu finden, einen schwulen Koreaner, der seit beinahe zwei Jahrzehnten verschwunden ist, versinkt Cole in der verworrenen Welt reicher koreanischer Familien, in denen Verpflichtungen und Politik dazu führen, dass persönliches Glück für den Erhalt des Geschäftsimperiums geopfert wird. Bald häufen sich scheinbar zusammenhanglos die Leichen an. Mit jedem Schritt zur Aufklärung von Dae-Hoons Schicksal segnet eine weitere Person das Zeitliche – und ein geliebter Mensch könnte als Nächstes auf der Liste des Mörders stehen.

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A THIRDS Novella

THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley can’t wait to marry his fiancé, Team Leader Sloane Brodie, but first he’s looking forward to celebrating his bachelor party—which he intends to be a shenanigans-free evening of getting his groove on with family and friends.

Of course events don’t work out as planned, but for Dex that’s nothing new. One thing is for sure, dodging drug dealers and hired thugs amid booze, dancing—and even a bear costume—will guarantee it’s a night Dex will never forget. Now he just needs to survive all the fun.

Enjoy this bonus story from the THIRDS universe. These events occur between Darkest Hour Before Dawn and Tried & True in the series timeline. While reading this story would enhance your experience of the THIRDS series, it is not essential to read before Tried & True

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Thick & Thin

Sequel to Smoke & Mirrors

 

THIRDS: Book Eight

In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half-Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything, but he has to move forward. After the events of Smoke & Mirrors, Dex and Sloane find themselves in one of the most frightening situations of all: revealing the truth to their Destructive Delta family. When the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same, and it’s up to Dex to prove that in the face of change, the one thing that remains the same is family. 

 

Gummy Bears & Grenades

A THIRDS Novella

THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley can’t wait to marry his fiancé, Team Leader Sloane Brodie, but first he’s looking forward to celebrating his bachelor party—which he intends to be a shenanigans-free evening of getting his groove on with family and friends.

Of course events don’t work out as planned, but for Dex that’s nothing new. One thing is for sure, dodging drug dealers and hired thugs amid booze, dancing—and even a bear costume—will guarantee it’s a night Dex will never forget. Now he just needs to survive all the fun.

Enjoy this bonus story from the THIRDS universe. These events occur between Darkest Hour Before Dawn and Tried & True in the series timeline. While reading this story would enhance your experience of the THIRDS series, it is not essential to read before Tried & True.

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