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Enhanced World (Italiano) | Libro 2

Talon sta perdendo il controllo delle sue letali abilità. Pronto a qualsiasi cosa pur di tenere Finn al sicuro, Talon lotta per proteggere l’uomo che ama con tutto il cuore e per non diventare il rischio maggiore per la vita del suo amato.

A Finn invece non resta altra scelta se non di offrirsi come esca alle oscure forze che rapiscono i bambini potenziati: dovrà esporsi a pericoli per cui non è pronto né addestrato, e dovrà farlo da solo.

Avrà Talon la forza per affrontare quest’ultima battaglia? Riuscirà a sconfiggere coloro che vogliono distruggere Finn e la squadra oppure alla fine si renderà conto che, per battere il loro nemico e la sua terribile minaccia, la più grande lotta che dovrà sostenere è quella contro se stesso?

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When Jamie Roma and Derek Lee find their blossoming love affair interrupted by dual invitations to a house party from a mysterious unnamed host, they think, Sounds like fun. The next thing they know they are caught up in a game of cat and mouse that quickly starts racking up a lot of dead mice. Yikes, they think. Not so fun. 

Trapped inside a spooky old house in the middle of nowhere, with the body count rising among their fellow guests, they begin to wonder if they’ll escape with their lives. As a cataclysmic storm swoops in to batter the survivors, the horror mounts. 

Oddly enough, even in the midst of murder and mayhem, Jamie and Derek’s love continues to thrive. 

While the guest list thins, so does the list of suspects. Soon it’s only them and the killer. 

And then the battle really begins.

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Detective Patrick Flaherty macht sich keine Illusionen über den russischen Gangster Alexej Boczar, aber das ändert nichts an seiner Faszination für den Leibwächter einer der rücksichtslosesten Familien in Chicagos wachsender osteuropäischer Kriminalität. Von dem Moment an, als sich Patricks und Alexejs Blicke über der Leiche eines ermordeten russischen Gangsters begegnen, ist Alexej ein Dorn in seinem Fleisch, der sich weigert, mit der Polizei zu kooperieren und der jede Frage Patricks mit einer Gegenfrage beantwortet. Alexejs harte Fassade verstärkt nur Patricks beruflichen Ehrgeiz, die Informationen zu bekommen, von denen er sicher ist, dass der Gangster sie verbirgt. Privat will Patrick nichts anderes, als Alexejs harten Körper in die Finger zu bekommen.

Die Tätowierungen auf Alexejs Haut erzählen die Geschichte seiner kriminellen Vergangenheit, aber je mehr Patrick über Alexej erfährt, desto mehr will er wissen – bis er sich in einer Beziehung wiederfindet, der er kaum gewachsen ist und die ihn seinen Job und Alexej sogar das Leben kosten könnte. Alexej seinerseits ist fasziniert von Patricks Bereitschaft, über seine Vergangenheit und selbst seine gegenwärtigen Verbindungen hinwegzusehen. Aber er hat Geheimnisse, die für immer einen Keil zwischen sie treiben könnten.

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In Safe Hands

Heroes and Babies

Heroes and Babies

Former helicopter pilot Maverick Delgardo’s injuries ended his Air Force career, leaving him bitter and one drink away from becoming an alcoholic. When his sister asks for his help on a private protection case to babysit a disgraced pop star, Mav reluctantly agrees.

Deacon Daniels, onetime lead singer and idol to his teenage fans, saw his career and reputation ruined when a reporter’s exposé led to a devastating scandal. Without money or a job, a heartbroken Deacon has lost custody of his baby niece. And just when he thinks his life can’t get any worse, a stalker’s threatening messages escalate to murder.

Mav only agreed to one meeting, but his protective instincts kick in, along with an attraction to Deacon. When the body count increases, however, Mav is unsure he is up to the task of protecting Deacon from a killer. But it is too late for Mav to step away, now that he’s lost his heart, and he must find the strength to reassure Deacon and his niece that they are in safe hands no matter the cost.

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Guardia e ladri

Delitti e disastri

Un racconto della serie Delitti e disastri

Si ride e si scherza finché non ci si imbatte nel corpo di un uomo morto.

La vita di Alex Martin è piuttosto ordinaria. Dal Planet X Comics, il suo negozio di fumetti, passano i geek e gli strambi, ma ormai lui non fa più caso alle loro stranezze. Tutto cambia il giorno in cui apre il negozio e trova un cadavere sul pavimento.

A indagare viene chiamato il detective James Castillo. Alex non sa se vorrebbe abbarbicarsi all’uomo oppure stargli alla larga ma, per fortuna, anche il detective si mostra interessato ad Alex… perché sospetta proprio di lui.

Edizione precedente: antologia Grand Adventures, Dreamspinner Press, marzo 2015.

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Delitti e disastri

Delitti e disastri | Libro 1

Serie Delitti e disastri, Libro 1

I morti tengono la bocca chiusa.

L’ex topo d’appartamento Rook Stevens ha rubato molti oggetti preziosi in passato, ma mai prima d’ora era stato accusato di aver sottratto una vita. Una cosa è trovare una vecchia complice ad aspettarlo dentro al Potter’s Field, il suo negozio di cimeli della cultura pop, un’altra è inciampare nel suo cadavere.

Il detective Dante Montoya era convinto di aver chiuso per sempre con Rook Stevens, dopo che il suo precedente partner aveva falsificato delle prove per incastrare il ladro di gioielli che invece se l’era cavata impunemente. Così, quando interrompe la fuga di un sospettato di omicidio coperto di sangue, rimane senza parole nello scoprire che si tratta proprio dell’uomo che aveva giurato di mettere dietro le sbarre e che continua a fargli ribollire il sangue nelle vene anche a distanza di anni.

Rook è determinato a scrollarsi di dosso l’accusa di omicidio, anche se ciò significa prendere le distanze dal duro detective messico-cubano che lo ha arrestato. Ma come se un’artista della truffa morta non fosse abbastanza, presto se ne aggiungo altre e, mentre i cadaveri si ammucchiano ai suoi piedi, Rook è costretto a chiedere aiuto proprio all’ultima persona che in teoria dovrebbe credere alla sua innocenza… e l’unico uomo che non è mai riuscito a dimenticare.

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Skin and Bone

Stories from Plenty, California
Digging Up Bones | Book Two

Digging Up Bones: Book Two

Cloister Witte and his K-9 partner, Bourneville, find the lost and bring them home. 

But the job doesn’t always end there. 

Janet Morrow, a young trans woman, lies in a coma after wandering away from her car during a storm. But just because Cloister found the young tourist doesn’t mean she’s home. What brought her to Plenty, California… and who didn’t want her to leave? 

With the help of Special Agent Javi Merlo, who continues to deny his growing feelings for the rough-edged deputy, Cloister unearths a ten-year-old conspiracy of silence that taps into Plenty’s history of corruption. 

Janet Morrow’s old secrets aren’t the only ones coming to light. Javi has tried to put his past behind him, but some people seem determined to pull his skeletons out of the closet. His dark history with a senior agent in Phoenix complicates not just the investigation but his relationship with Cloister. 

And since when has he cared about that?

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Né pauvre et devenu orphelin très jeune, Daveth Blyd a eu une chance de réussir lorsque ses talents de combattant lui ont valu une place au sein de la garde civile de Tangye – une place qu’il a perdue à la suite fausses accusations de vol. Désormais, il joint les deux bouts en recherchant des époux malhonnêtes et des enfants disparus. Quand un noble lui offre une petite fortune pour retrouver un saltimbanque ayant volé une bague, Daveth accepte l’affaire.

Que Jory Pearce soit ou non un voleur, on ne peut certainement pas lui faire confiance. Mais, envoûté par la beauté et la voix ensorcelante de Jory, Daveth se retrouve bientôt au cœur d’une conspiration. Alors qu’il cherche désespérément des réponses, il se rend compte qu’il s’attache de plus en plus à Jory. Dans leur quête pour découvrir la vérité, les deux hommes affrontent des assassins mystiques et humains, allant de tentatives de meurtre en trahisons. Mais quand l’intégrité de tous est remise en question et que la Mort est pressée d’entrer dans la danse, Daveth a besoin de plus que de sorcellerie pour survivre.

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Model Investigator

Haven Investigations | Book Three

Sequel to Model Bodyguard

Haven Investigations: Book Three

With his lover, Kade, missing, androgynous former model turned private investigator Ollie Petroskovic is ready to kick some ass to bring him home.

Ollie and his ex, rock star Jacob Elias, need to find Kade and free him from the clutches of his manipulative family. But with Ollie suffering from chronic migraines and Jacob unable to bear loud noises, they are hardly the dynamic duo. It takes a lot of sweet talking on the part of Jacob—and patience Ollie doesn’t have—to find Kade. Only Kade’s not whole anymore. The fight for Kade’s heart and mind is far from over.

It’s Ollie’s turn to guide Kade through nightmares, self-doubt, and PTSD. Kade’s memories are scattered, fragmented with possible horrors, and he’s not quite sure what is real. Ollie will have to draw on his investigative skills to clear Kade of the terrible accusations his family has made and help Kade unlock the truth. But in doing so, he ignores his own health, which could have catastrophic consequences for everyone, especially when digging up the past could be lethal for them all.

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Perception extra-sensuelle

Dreamspun Desires (Français)

Si un harceleur ne les tue pas, la chaleur qui règne entre eux pourrait bien le faire.

Christopher Vincent a tellement besoin d’un travail qu’il accepte de devenir médium pour divertir les clients dans la discothèque d’une amie. Jackson Whitman, l’autre propriétaire de la discothèque, n’est pas vraiment ravi de ce nouveau numéro. Pour lui, les médiums sont ridicules et un risque. Mais quand ils se retrouvent face à face, leur attirance est immédiate. 

Cependant, quelqu’un observe Jack et Chris dans l’ombre. Ce qui commence comme une série d’événements louches mène à des attaques meurtrières.

Jack et Chris doivent mettre leurs différences de côté et travailler ensemble pour survivre à un harceleur bien décidé à tuer. Mais pourront-ils survivre à leur attirance explosive ?

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Jonathon de Mountford a décidé de se rendre au village de Merrychurch pour passer un peu de temps avec son oncle Dominic, mais son séjour commence mal quand celui-ci oublie de venir le récupérer à la gare. Quand Jonathon retrouve le corps de son oncle sans vie dans son bureau, à la suite de ce qui semble être une chute, son monde se retrouve bouleversé. D’une part, il est l’héritier du manoir. D’autre part, il n’est pas si sûr que ce soit un simple accident. Il se met en tête de prouver sa théorie avec l’aide de Mike Tattersall, propriétaire du pub local – si tant est qu’il puisse se concentrer assez longtemps sans être distrait par la beauté de cet homme.

Ensemble, ils établissent une liste – de plus en plus longue – rassemblant les personnes qui avaient une raison d’en vouloir à Dominic. Quand la situation prend un tournant inattendu, les détectives amateurs restent perplexes. Pour compliquer les choses, l’inspecteur de police qui est envoyé pour résoudre cette affaire est la dernière personne que Mike a envie de voir, surtout quand il leur demande de ne pas fourrer leur nez dans cette enquête.

Autant dresser un drap rouge devant un taureau…

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Two men, each with a hidden destiny. Can they defeat a web of deceit and dark magic to ensure their fates intertwine?

Bedouin Isra al-Grayjaab’s dreams lead him to Janan, an amnesiac beggar on the street of Qena—one who steals his heart and starts him on a seemingly hopeless quest. With only their wits, Isra’s knowledge of the desert’s secrets, and the aid of a mercurial djinn, they must recover Janan’s past. But neither can predict his true identity or the lengths others will go to see that his mind remains broken and his true power out of his reach.

In a sweeping romantic adventure that takes them across the Eastern Desert to the modern streets of Cairo and on to the luxurious Red Sea Coast, Janan and Isra seek a truth that will either bring them into each other’s arms or tear them apart forever.

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The Case of the Voracious Vintner

The Middlemark Mysteries

A Middlemark Mystery

Where Bo Marchand comes from, gay men are just confirmed bachelors who never found the right girl. But now Bo’s a successful winemaker on the central coast of California, supporting his whole damned Georgia family, and all he really wants is the beautiful, slightly mysterious Jeremy Aames.

Jeremy’s vineyard is under threat from Ernest Ottersen, the voracious winemaker who seems to know all Jeremy’s blending secrets and manages to grab all his customers. Bo tries to help Jeremy and even provides a phony alibi for Jeremy when Ottersen turns up dead in Jeremy’s tasting room. But it’s clear Jeremy isn’t who he claims, and Bo must decide if it’s worth tossing over his established life for a man who doesn’t seem to trust anyone. When Jeremy gets kidnapped, some the conservative winemakers turn out to be kinky sex fiends, and the list of murderers keeps dwindling down to Jeremy. Bo has to choose between hopping on his white horse or climbing back in his peach-pie-lined closet.

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Il mondo di scrittori, lettori e recensori è una famiglia unita e intrecciata di amici, appassionati e fanatici della narrativa. È questo il mondo di Milo Cook e Logan Hunter, che vivono per gli scambi creativi e la condivisione di storie e idee e vanno fieri del loro sconfinato amore per i libri e le parole che li animano.

Ma certe volte le parole possono ferire. E quando succede, è inevitabile doverne pagare il prezzo.

Con ogni nuova tenera scoperta romantica, l’amore tra Milo e Logan cresce. Ma prima di placarsi, ciò che accade nel loro mondo trasforma la loro vita in una folle corsa per salvare se stessi e le persone che hanno vicino.

Chi avrebbe mai sospettato che qualcosa di meraviglioso come la parola scritta potesse diventare un catalizzatore di vendetta e, infine, di omicidio?

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The Devil's Breath

Perchance to Dream

Henri’s stalker has left him with a paradoxical legacy: his mind rebels at the thought of being touched—the very thing his body craves.

For three years Henri has fought to overcome the horrors of the past. Now on the other side of the world—after leaving Australia for Canada—Henri’s nemesis is hunting him with maniacal focus. Trying to escape, he meets Birch, a kind horse trainer, who’s confounded by Henri’s idiosyncrasies even as he is drawn to him. But when Birch discovers the truth, he encourages Henri not to just survive, but to live.

Maybe even to love.

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The Spirit Key

Lock and Key | Book One

Lock and Key: Book One

When he was eight years old, Scott Fogel died. Paramedics revived him, but he came back changed. Ghosts and spirits tormented Scott for over a decade until, thinking he was going mad, he did the only thing he could.

He ran—leaving behind his best friend, Tim Jennesee.

Scott’s had five normal, ghost-free years in Chicago, when the spirit of Tim’s mother comes to him and begs him to go home because Tim’s in trouble and needs him.

He isn’t prepared for what he finds when he goes home—a taller and sexier Tim, but a Tim who hasn’t forgiven Scott for abandoning him… a Tim whose body is no longer his own. The ghost of a serial murderer has attached itself to Tim, and it’s whispering dark and evil things. It wants Tim to kill, and it’s becoming harder for Tim to resist. To free the man who has always meant so much to him, Scott must unravel the mystery of the destiny he shares with Tim.

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With the pressures of the job bearing down on him, police officer Garrett Wreckley needs a vacation—in fact, he isn’t given a choice in the matter. Since the water has always soothed Garrett’s soul, he heads to the Caribbean, hoping some time alone sailing on the open water will help him pull himself together.

But even though he’s taking a break from law enforcement, Garrett can’t get rid of his cop’s instinct so easily.

He meets Nigel, a young man as innocent as he is beautiful, who grew up sheltered from the world, exploring the beaches and tropical forests with only the company of his aunt, his brother, and the wildlife and sea creatures he befriended.

As sweet, passionate love blooms, their time in paradise feels too good to be true… and Garrett’s gut and training tell him that might be the case. As he investigates, he quickly realizes everything is not as it seems. Will his snooping destroy not only their romance, but everything Nigel believes about his life?

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Quando al paleontologo Nick Eisenberg giunge la notizia che qualcuno crede di aver trovato le ossa di un velociraptor nell’Alberta, la sua curiosità prevale sul desiderio di restare a Londra. Dopotutto, è uno dei più grandi esperti al mondo di predatori preistorici e ha sempre voluto trovare i cugini nordamericani dei velociraptor. C’è solo un problema: l’ambientalista Hunter Joseph. Mentre Nick supervisiona lo scavo, Hunter si aggiudica il sostegno degli abitanti della zona e si oppone alla distruzione del paesaggio portata avanti dai paleontologi alla ricerca di ossa di dinosauri. 

Nick e Hunter non riescono proprio ad andare d’accordo. Hunter è un integralista perennemente imbronciato. Nick è un nerd dalle vedute ristrette. Ma devono trovare il modo di lavorare nello stesso sito senza uccidersi a vicenda, perché c’è qualcun altro lì fuori che sembra determinato a causare a Nick più problemi di quanti possa immaginare. 

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