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Can fake fiancées find lasting love—together?

Travel agent Dina dreams of a promotion that will allow her to see the world in person instead of from her computer screen. When Dina’s boss invites her on the partners trip, Dina is over the moon. There’s just one catch: the invite is for her and her fiancée—a woman who doesn’t exist. Dina hits a comedy club to distract herself from her problem… and runs into the perfect solution.

The Edinburgh Comedy Festival could be comedian Claire’s big break—if only she could get in. Dina can make that happen for her. All Claire has to do is pretend to be her fiancée.

Dina and Claire make an odd couple—organized versus spontaneous, prim versus outrageous—but they agree to the bargain for the sake of their careers. After all, how hard can it be to pretend to be in love on the most romantic vacation ever? What could possibly go wrong?

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Un Navy SEAL craquant et un irrésistible espion de la CIA forment un duo torride. Vont-ils réussir à travailler ensemble pour retrouver un terroriste notoire sans d’abord s’entretuer ? 

Quand le Navy SEAL Spencer Newman accepte la dangereuse mission de rapatrier manu militari l’agent de la CIA Drago Thorpe – l’homme qu’il aime depuis toujours –, il prévoit que la situation devienne rapidement FUBAR. En revanche, il ne s’attend pas du tout à ce que Dray le convainque de se rebeller contre les ordres reçus. 

Drago regrette d’avoir provoqué leur rupture, dix ans plus tôt, en insistant pour que Spence reconnaisse publiquement leur liaison. Il veut une seconde chance. Le SEAL étant rigide, le pousser à enfreindre les règles est un vrai défi, mais les deux hommes doivent dépasser les bornes pour éliminer un terroriste présumé mort. 

La tension monte alors qu’ensemble ils traquent leur cible. Mèneront-ils leur mission à terme avant que leur attraction mutuelle devienne incontrôlable ?

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The Driver

Long Con Adventures
The Long Con
A Long Con Adventure
 
Hell-raiser, getaway driver, and occasional knight in tarnished armor Chuck Calder has never had any illusions about being a serious boyfriend. He may not be a good guy, but at least as part of Josh Salinger’s crew of upscale thieves and cons, he can feel good about his job.

Right now, his job is Lucius Broadstone.

Lucius is a blueblood with a brutal past. He uses his fortune and contacts to help people trying to escape abuse, but someone is doing everything they can to stop him. He needs the kind of help only the Salingers can provide. Besides, he hasn’t forgotten the last time he and Chuck Calder collided. The team’s good ol’ boy and good luck charm is a blue-collar handful, but he is genuinely kind. He takes Lucius’s mission seriously, and Lucius has never had that before. In spite of Chuck’s reluctance to admit he’s a nice guy, Lucius wants to know him better.

Chuck’s a guaranteed good time, and Lucius is a forever guy. Can Chuck come to terms with his past and embrace the future Lucius is offering? Or is Good Luck Chuck destined to be driving off into the sunset alone forever?

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Können ein verzweifelter Magier und ein verbitterter, desillusionierter Vampir einen Weg finden, Partner zu werden und ihre Welt zu retten? In einer Welt, in der ein Krieg der Magier tobt, werden Vampire von vielen als minderwertig angesehen, als die stereotypischen Geschöpfe der Nacht, denen die Menschen zum Opfer fallen. Doch der Krieg wird immer bedrohlicher, sodass die Magier und Vampire eine Allianz schmieden, die auf Partnerschaften des Blutes und der Magie gründet. Sie hoffen, damit dem Krieg gegen die dunklen Magier eine entscheidende Wendung geben zu können. Während der Krieg immer brutaler wird und sich auf beiden Seiten die Verluste häufen, suchen die dunklen Magier nach Wegen, die Allianz zu zerstören. Derweil durchforsten die Blutspartner alte Quellen, um hinter den Vorurteilen und Legenden das entscheidende Quäntchen Wahrheit zu finden, das die Geschicke des Krieges endgültig zu ihren Gunsten wenden kann.

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Eruca

Arthropoda

There is no crime without witnesses

When Detective George Donovan and his eccentric partner, Detective Andi Hayes, need a break from their gruesome job, a hike seems like just the thing.

Unfortunately, the job catches up with them when they find three dead men in a lake.

When the promising clues dry up, George and Andi turn once more to Andi’s “gift”—but this time things aren’t so easy. Andi’s mysterious talents are growing stronger, making it harder to block out the barrage of information and taking a toll on his physical and mental health. The cryptic clues his informants offer are even more bizarre than the case itself. And the more they discover about the victims, the more uncomfortable the investigation becomes.

Torn between catching a killer and serving justice, between George’s career and Andi’s sanity, the detectives have their work cut out for them if they’re going to solve these murders.

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Crocus (Français)

Feux de joie
Feux de Joie | Book 2

Dire « je t’aime » ne garantit pas la paix ou une fin heureuse.

Larx Larkin, le principal du lycée, était persuadé d’avoir touché le jackpot lorsque le shérif adjoint Aaron George avait emménagé chez lui, fusionnant leurs deux familles aussi harmonieusement que le chaos ambiant le permettait.

Mais lorsque la fille enceinte de Larx rentre à la maison de façon inattendue et que deux de ses étudiants se retrouvent en danger, leurs débuts timides s’écroulent.

Larx pensait être d’accord avec les dangers du travail d’Aaron, et celui-ci croyait qu’il avait une bonne relation avec la fille de son compagnon – qui n’est pas d’accord – mais lorsque leurs pires craintes se réalisent presque, cela met leurs cœurs et leurs vies à l’épreuve.

Larx et Aaron n’ont jamais rien désiré autant que de vivre ensemble.

Seront-ils capables de faire en sorte que cela fonctionne alors que le monde s’efforce de les séparer ?

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Friends since childhood Zach and Ethan come from different worlds… and it’s never been more apparent.

For the past semester, Ethan has been struggling with a botched operation that cost him what remained of his vision. He lives in a squalid apartment with his loving aunt and his alcoholic mother, barely scraping by. How can he tell rich-boy Zach, who has the perfect life, that he has gone blind?

When Zach returns from a semester abroad, the only thing on his mind is confessing his love for Ethan. Discovering Ethan has lost his sight doesn’t change his feelings. Desperate to prove his love, he comes out to his conservative parents—and finds himself disowned.

Cut off by his family, Zach has only Ethan to lean on. But how can he, when Ethan suffers one devastating personal loss after another? Instead Zach resolves to stand on his own and do what it takes to support them both.

Through grief, denial, depression, trauma, and therapy, Zach and Ethan struggle to be there for each other. Will their love be enough for them to build a future together that is nothing like either of them ever imagined?

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Professor Victor Itoua has two passions: the legend of Philli-philli… and PhD candidate Jordan Harris. But while ethics rules and his own doubts keep him from admitting, much less acting on, his feelings for Jordan, nothing can stop him from researching the Philli-philli.
 
Even if it means the torture of spending six months in the Peruvian rainforest, searching for an elusive, possibly mythical guardian with the man he loves and can’t have.

For Jordan, with his history of abuse and abandonment, Victor is the one good, constant thing in his life. When Victor asks him to come to Peru, Jordan packs his bag, prepared to follow Victor anywhere the legends take them.
 
Then, in a remote village, Jordan and Victor meet T’ukri.

T’ukri is shaken when he realizes who the outsiders are and what they are looking for. Though he agrees to guide them on their quest, he is drawn by a deeper calling. But the more he shares with Victor and Jordan, the more questions they have—questions whose answers require him to reveal secrets that could mean his death should the men he is falling in love with betray his trust….
 

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Heartbeats in a Haunted House

Hedge Witches Lonely Hearts Club | Book One

Dante Vianelli and Cully Cromwell have been in love since college, when Dante saved Cully from the world’s worst roommate and introduced him to his friends. Seven years later, they’re still roommates and they’re still in love… but they’ve never become lovers.

Now a catastrophic spell gone wrong has cut them off from their coven. Wandering their suburban prison alone, separated by the walls of their own minds and gaps in the space-time continuum, Cully and Dante are as stuck as they have been for the past seven years.
 
And they’ll remain lost in their memories—unless they confront the truths that kept them from taking the step from friends to lovers and trust their friends and coven to get them out. But it’s easier said than done. Those walls didn’t build themselves. Dante’s great at denial, and Cully’s short on trust. Can they do the work it will take to get into each other’s arms and back to the sunlight where they belong?

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Les Contes de Toronto : Intégrale

Les contes de Toronto

KC Burn présente Les contes de Toronto : trois romans d'amour où des hommes risquent leur vie et leur métier par amour. Le chemin de l'acceptation, tome 1 : L'inspecteur Kurt O'Donnell doit faire face à la perspective de faire son coming out, mais son travail et sa relation avec sa famille catholique sont en jeu. Peut-il risquer de détruire sa vie pour la possibilité incertaine d'une relation avec un homme récemment veuf ? Faux-semblants, tome 2 : Lorsque l'inspecteur Ivan Bekker découvre des preuves évidentes de l'implication criminelle de son amant, il doit choisir : protéger leur relation, quelles qu'en soient les conséquences, ou sauver sa carrière et arrêter l'homme qu'il aime. La peur du rejet, tome 3 : L'attraction de Rick et Ian est immédiate, électrique et mutuelle. Ian convainc Rick d'enfreindre de plus en plus ses règles, et ses défenses s'effondrent. Mais lorsque le travail de Ian devient un moyen de révéler le secret de Rick, cela pourrait détruire à la fois leurs carrières et leurs cœurs.

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When a case reopens old wounds from the kidnapping of his younger sister, police officer Robert Fenner is told in no uncertain terms that he needs a break. And maybe his superiors are right. He books a flight to visit an old friend, who happens to be the one who got away, and hopes for the best. 

Electronic security consultant Dixie Halewood works from his home in Paris, where he lives with his adopted son, Henri. Dixie doesn’t expect a message from an old flame asking for a place to stay, but he agrees. Their past is just that—the past.

Things between them aren’t as settled as they thought—Henri, Paris, and proximity work their magic. The two men are drawn closer and old flames burst back to life, but Dixie’s work brings a new threat to their safety and the budding family they missed out on the first time around.

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Quand l’inspecteur Ruan Nicholls rencontre Ivo Rogers, il sait immédiatement que ce jeune tatoueur va bouleverser sa vie bien rangée. Fauteur de troubles par nature, Ivo est quelqu’un que Ruan non seulement ne comprend pas, mais qu’il n’est pas sûr de vouloir comprendre. Tout chez Ivo est plein de vie, impétueux, prétentieux et arrogant, mais Ruan ne veut rien de lui.

Ou du moins, c’est le mensonge qu’il se répète pour amoindrir le désir qu’il éprouve pour cet enfant terrible, issu des services sociaux, que le destin a placé au travers de sa route.

Deux choses importent dans la vie d’Ivo Rogers : sa famille et 415 Ink, le salon de tatouage qu’il a fondé avec ses quatre frères. Si sa famille porte encore des cicatrices après s’être battue contre les services sociaux pendant de nombreuses années, le lien qui existe entre eux est fort, assez pour soutenir Ivo dans les moments difficiles.

Mais voilà que ce dernier doit faire face à un nouveau défi quand il tombe amoureux d’un policier de la vieille école, qui a des idées reçues sur ce à quoi un homme doit ressembler. Ruan incarne la promesse d’une vie qu’Ivo n’aurait jamais pensé avoir un jour, mais leurs manières opposées de voir le monde menacent toute chance d’une relation entre eux. Il est facile d’être mal compris quand on est le fauteur de troubles de la famille, mais Ivo a confiance en Ruan : celui-ci saura accepter qui il est et l’aimer comme il le mérite.

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Als persönlicher Assistent hat Sam Coleman ein Händchen für alles: Hausarbeit, Gartenpflege, Buchhaltung. Der Haken? Es ist eine Betrugsmasche. 

Ed Simons, sein neuester millionenschwerer Arbeitgeber, hat keine Ahnung, dass es sich bei Sam Goldman um eine Art modernen Robin Hood handelt, der im Auftrag reiche Fieslinge ausnimmt. Zugegeben, Sam behält das Geld für sich, seine Komplizen und seine echten Arbeitgeber, aber zumindest bestehlen sie nur schlechte Menschen. 

Bis er den liebenswerten, ungeschickten Ed kennenlernt, der kein einziges Laster zu haben scheint. Was für ein Pech, dass ihn seine Auftraggeber nicht aussteigen lassen. Sie wollen Eds Geld und drohen Sam und seinen Freunden, um es zu bekommen. 

Nachdem Ed jahrelang alle Menschen auf Abstand hielt, lässt er sich von Sams Charme erweichen – nur um festzustellen, dass ihre angehende Beziehung ein Schwindel war. Sam ist nicht der, für den Ed ihn hielt, doch Ed hat ebenfalls ein finsteres Geheimnis: Er ist ein Vampir. Und jemand versucht, ihm eine Reihe blutiger Morde anzuhängen. 

Die echten Schurken zwingen sie zu einer Entscheidung: Wollen sie zusammenarbeiten, einander vertrauen und den zwischen ihnen aufkeimenden Gefühlen nachgeben … oder wird alles, was sie haben könnten, wie die Leichen zu ihren Füßen verbluten? 

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2022 Goldie Award Finalist - Science Fiction/Fantasy

Finding the right romantic partner is always a challenge—especially when your first spouse turns out to be a greedy, business-obsessed hardass who winds up on her CEO office floor with a bullet through her brain. 

After the murder of her first wife, Elaine is ready for a vacation and a solid relationship with a woman who only has time for her. Thanks to some found alien technology, Elaine can get what she wants… sort of. Okay, so a computer-generated tangible holographic image of a twentieth-century film star is about as far from “solid” as it gets. But as her themed pleasure cruise on a passenger starliner progresses and an additional plot to murder Elaine reveals itself, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to her fantasy companion.

Ricky might be the result of exceptional programming, but she proves to be more than the sum of her particles. She shows Elaine more affection, and eventually more protection, than any so-called “real” woman in her life ever has, leaving Elaine to wonder—are Ricky’s feelings for her truly artificial? Or is this REEL TO REAL LOVE?

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Rache. Wiedergutmachung. Überleben.

Liebe.

Als Tylers Leben von einem furchtbaren Verbrechen erschüttert wird, sehnt er sich nach Rache. Erst mithilfe von Detective Christian Martin sieht Tyler die Möglichkeit eines neuen Lebens – aber er muss sich entscheiden, ob er weiterhin an seiner Rache festhält und dabei jede Hoffnung auf eine Zukunft mit Christian opfert.

Gordon geht davon aus, dass seine Tage gezählt sind, denn durch seine Schuld kam bei einem Autounfall ein Mann ums Leben. Doch als Squirt – ein Obdachloser, der sein eigenes Päckchen zu tragen hat – ihn rettet, findet Gordon ein neues Licht, dem er folgen kann. Gordon hätte nie gedacht, dass er einen Weg finden würde, sich selbst zu vergeben. Doch indem er das tut, öffnet er sein Herz – für die Liebe eines Mannes, den er am meisten verletzt hat.

Angetrieben durch den Austausch von Kreativität leben Milo und Logan in der Welt der Schriftsteller, Leser und Rezensenten. Sie genießen ihre grenzenlose Liebe zu Büchern und dem geschriebenen Wort, doch manchmal treffen Worte ihr Ziel zu heftig. Und wenn das passiert, muss dafür zwangsläufig der Preis gezahlt werden. Was für Milo und Logan als eine Zeit der neuen Liebe und romantischen Entdeckungen beginnt, wird zu einem Wettlauf um ihr Leben. Wer hätte damit gerechnet, dass eine wunderschöne Sache wie geschriebene Worte zum Auslöser für Rache werden könnte? Und letztendlich … für Mord?
Dieses Bundle enthält drei spannende Romane von John Inman.

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Taking Chances (2nd Ed.)

Tales from Foster High | Book Four
Foster High Stories

A Foster High Story

Fearing the backlash of living as a gay man in Foster, Texas, Matt Wallace runs away to California, only to find it isn’t the Promised Land he’d hoped for. Christmas sees him returning to Foster, where he bumps into his old high school crush, jock Tyler Parker.

It's love at second sight—for Matt and Tyler. The problem is neither knows what to do next. Between running from the past and running from each other, Matt and Tyler need to do some reverse engineering to spur their relationship forward, or they’ll never get their love off the ground. 

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New Leaf

New Leaf Romances

When Dex Grippon’s mother dies, he takes it as a sign—it’s time to give up acting and return to his hometown. If he can find a way to save his mother’s bookstore, he can preserve the one link he still has to his parents. But keeping an independent bookstore afloat turns out to be more difficult than he anticipated, and Dex isn’t the only one who wonders what else his mom might have been selling.

Former cop Les Gable might be off the job, but he has to know what was going on at the bookstore, and he’ll do anything to satisfy his curiosity—including befriend the new owner with an offer to help sort out his new business. Something about the bookstore doesn’t smell right, and Les is going to find out what.

The problem is that his curiosity about Dex soon far outstrips his interest in what happened at the store. But as curiosity matures into love, the store’s past threatens their future. Can Les and Dex untangle the mystery of the bookshop and escape with their relationship—and their lives—intact, or will the whole thing go up in smoke?

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