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Cutting Cords

Cutting Cords Series

Sloan Driscoll, who is smart, sassy, and a brilliant graphic artist—but also a pothead with severe body image problems—builds a relationship with roommate and former major league pitcher Cole Fujiwara that literally saves his life. But Trent Hamilton, model and established Dominant, offers Sloan another life choice at a time when that relationship is falling apart. Find out who Sloan ultimately chooses in this bundle of the Cutting Cords series by Mickie B. Ashling!


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Sloan Driscoll, who is smart, sassy, and a brilliant graphic artist—but also a pothead with severe body image problems—builds a relationship with roommate and former major league pitcher Cole Fujiwara that literally saves his life. But Trent Hamilton, model and established Dominant, offers Sloan another life choice at a time when that relationship is falling apart. Find out who Sloan ultimately chooses in Cutting Cords series by Mickie B. Ashling!

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Buch 2 in der Serie Horizonte

Was als kurzes Intermezzo gedacht war, wird zu etwas Tieferem, als Lil Lampert beim Taste of Chicago Grier Dilorio kennenlernt. Lil ist in der Stadt, um seine guten Freunde Jody Williams und Clark Stevens zu besuchen, aber er hatte nicht vor, einen jüngeren Mann kennenzulernen und die gemeinsame Liebe zur Architektur, Innenarchitektur und einem einzigartigen Fetisch zu finden, der Lil nicht loslässt.

Nach außen hin ist Grier ein Bad Boy, der die Geschwindigkeit, Tätowierungen und Leder liebt, aber Lil entdeckt langsam noch eine andere Seite an ihm: Er ist selbstlos, verantwortungsbewusst und zärtlich, besonders zu Luca, dem Sohn, den er verleugnen muss. Mit Lils Liebe und Unterstützung trifft Grier eine Entscheidung, die die Tür zu einer gemeinsamen Zukunft öffnet, die auch Vaterschaft einschließt. Etwas, von dem Lil immer geträumt hat, aber nie zu hoffen wagte.

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Un posto nuovo

Un posto | Libro 2

Seguito di Un posto vuoto
Serie Un posto: Libro 2

Quando Seth Wilder e Bryce McFarland tornano a Chicago dopo la loro crociera nel Regno Unito, sono ormai quasi innamorati e decidono di andare a vivere insieme per capire se i loro sentimenti possano sopravvivere al mondo reale.

A Seth viene comunicato che sul corpo del defunto marito è stata eseguita un’autopsia, obbligatoria nei casi di suicidio, e che il medico legale ha fatto delle scoperte inquietanti che gettano dei dubbi sulla reale causa della morte.

La clausola sul suicidio contenuta nell’assicurazione della vita del marito prevede che gli venga negato il risarcimento, ma alla luce delle nuove scoperte, l’avvocato gli consiglia di fare ricorso. L’investigatore della compagnia di assicurazioni si rivela essere lo stesso uomo che venticinque anni prima ha spezzato il cuore di Bryce. L’uomo sta attraversando un periodo difficile, e quando si rende conto di tutto il successo ottenuto dal suo ex – e dell’enorme somma di cui Seth potrebbe entrare in possesso – decide di provare ad accaparrarsi una fetta della torta, mettendo a dura prova la relazione tra Bryce e Seth.

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Impacted!

Bay Area Professionals

Bay Area Professionals

On his way home from vacation, Scott Gregory, a closeted sub, hooks up with the gorgeous Red, a flamboyant Dom, for a thrilling one-off at a BDSM bar. They part ways after a satisfying scene... but meet again when Robin Kennedy—Red—arrives at his new job as a dental hygienist and discovers one of his two bosses is Scott.

Robin and Scott embark on a journey of exploration into their kinkier sides and discover they’re more than compatible—they’re a perfect match. But keeping employer/employee and Dom/sub separate at the office presents difficulties, and to make matters even more complicated, the owner of the dental practice is an acknowledged homophobe. 

They fall in love, but Robin chafes at all the secrecy, refusing to live in the shadows. Scott isn’t as brave; he’s desperate to protect his job and his future. Will they be able to find some middle ground... or will their entire relationship fall apart because of fear?

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Qui es-tu, Chyna ?

Perspectives | Tome 4

À l’approche de son quarante-cinquième anniversaire, Lil Lampert éprouve une terrible anxiété de vieillir. Pour l’aider à retrouver goût à la vie, son partenaire, Grier Dilorio, lui propose un voyage en amoureux en Italie. Cette absence tombe plutôt mal, car leur fils, Luca vient d’entrer à l’école secondaire. Il est confié à ses oncles d’adoption, Clark Stevens, des Chicago Bears, et Jody Williams. 

Grandir entre deux couples gays a donné à Luca une perspective de la vie assez unique, sans pour autant lui permettre de répondre aux questions qu’il se pose concernant son orientation sexuelle. Après plusieurs années d’un béguin secret pour son meilleur ami, Chip Davidson, voilà que Luca s’intéresse à sa jumelle, la rousse Chyna. Alors qu’il se croyait gay, peut-être est-il bisexuel finalement. 

Chyna est né intersexué, c’est-à-dire avec un rare syndrome génétique d’ambiguïté de genre. Biologiquement, c’est un garçon, mais sa mère, troublée par une crise de dépression post-partum, l’a déclaré à la naissance en tant que fille et l’élève depuis lors dans le mensonge. La puberté arrivant, Chyna a de plus en plus de mal à dissimuler son secret, d’autant plus que sa forte attirance pour Luca lui déclenche d’étranges réactions. 

Luca saura-t-il, malgré sa jeunesse, accepter une vérité troublante et aider Chyna à découvrir sa véritable identité, ou bien va-t-il renoncer au premier écueil et réduire à néant le rêve de bonheur d’un adolescent à la dérive ?

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Un posto vuoto

Un posto | Libro 1

Serie Un posto, Libro 1

Dopo una relazione durata vent’anni e a sole due settimane da una crociera a lungo attesa da entrambi, il marito di Seth Wilder si suicida. La coppia non aveva stipulato una polizza di annullamento e Seth non può chiedere un rimborso. Bryce McFarland, compagno di palestra di suo marito, comprende la situazione e, quando Seth glielo chiede, acconsente ad accompagnarlo, per permettergli di recuperare il denaro e non essere costretto a cancellare i suoi piani. È una gentilezza inaspettata, che Seth accetta con gratitudine.

I due non hanno niente in comune. Seth è un solitario autore di romanzi, mentre Bryce è un incallito utente di Grindr che trova difficile impegnarsi seriamente. Per necessità, e nonostante le differenze in apparenza insormontabili tra loro, i due sviluppano un incerto rapporto. Con il proseguire del viaggio attraverso le Isole Britanniche, Bryce aiuta Seth a fare i conti con la morte improvvisa del compagno, mentre Seth scopre a sua volta le cause della fobia di Bryce.

Le relazioni nate in crociera raramente funzionano e sarebbe sensato resistervi, nonostante la tensione erotica. Ma la luna piena e le brezze di fine estate favoriscono le situazioni impossibili, facendo cadere le barriere e sbocciare un nuovo amore.

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Being With Him

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Zeb Araneda leaves his privileged but closely supervised life in the Philippines to study architecture at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where his new roommate is openly gay Luca Dilorio.

Alex Boulet is a successful print model who appears to have it all, but on closer inspection, the ready smile never reaches his mesmerizing green eyes. Tired of living alone, Alex moves in with fellow model Chyna Davidson, Luca’s boyfriend.

Away from his father’s watchful eye, and with Luca’s help, Zeb learns to navigate his new environment, and experiences freedom of choice for the first time. This fresh perspective allows him to step out of his comfort zone and act on his attraction to Alex.

The holiday season has always been difficult for Alex. Sappy commercials tug at his heart, and storefront windows depict idealized scenes that remind him of what he’ll never have: a loving partner willing to accept his truth. Will this Christmas be another disappointment, or will Santa finally make his wish come true?

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Open Case

The Open Series | Book Three

Sequel to Open House
The Open Series: Book Three

Seth Wilder and Bryce McFarland deal with the aftermath of Owen Lightfoot’s destructive rampage. Once again, the insurance company denies the life insurance benefit despite the compelling evidence regarding the underlying cause of Mark’s death. However, they acknowledge their former employee’s complicity in the multiple crimes that have blindsided Seth and Bryce. They settle to keep their name out of the news, offering the couple a million dollars apiece, which they accept.

Owen learns of the big payoff and is determined to get his cut. Just when Bryce and Seth think it is all over, Owen reappears, and what follows tests the very limits of their endurance. Through the help of friends and relatives, Seth and Bryce find the strength to keep their relationship intact while seeking out the best way to stop Owen once and for all.

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Papi

Horizontes | Volumen 3

La secuela de Sabores
Volumen 3 de la serie Horizontes

Seis meses después de conocerse en los Sabores de Chicago, Lil Lampert y Grier Dilorio están viviendo juntos. Su vínculo físico es más sólido que nunca, pero pronto se dan cuenta de que se necesita más que tres palabras mágicas y sexo excelente para formar una pareja.

Como cualquier aprendiz, Grier está asimilando cómo navegar por su nueva vida. Sus problemas deberían haber terminado cuando Jillian firmó los papeles, reconociéndolo como padre biológico de Luca, y tuvo la oportunidad de comenzar con su carrera de diseñador, pero en lugar de eso, está obstaculizado por viejos temores y malos hábitos que son difíciles de romper.

Adaptarse a un diminuto apartamento, en una ciudad con un invierno muy riguroso al lado de un hombre más joven y terco, es todo un reto para Lil. Su posición como “papi” de Luca se convierte en un acto de equilibrio entre lo que él considera correcto y lo que indican los ocho años de experiencia paternal de Grier. 

Su vida ya es lo suficientemente compleja, pero ahora Lil y Grier se van a tener que enfrentar a una nueva situación, que involucra una gran institución. Repentinamente la seguridad de Luca y su felicidad como familia dependen del profundo conocimiento de Lil de la naturaleza humana y de la voluntad de Grier para aprender.

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Open House

The Open Series | Book Two

Sequel to Open Seating
The Open Series: Book Two

By the time Seth Wilder and Bryce McFarland return to Chicago after their UK cruise, they’re halfway in love. They decide to move in together to see if their feelings can survive in the real world.

Seth receives word that a mandatory autopsy was performed on his late partner because his death was a suicide. The medical examiner’s findings are disturbing and leave some doubt as to the underlying cause of death.

Because of the suicide clause, life insurance benefits had been denied, but in light of these new findings, Seth’s lawyer advises him to appeal. The insurance investigator turns out to be the man who broke Bryce’s heart twenty-five years ago. The guy has fallen on hard times, and when he sees how successful Bryce has become—and how large Seth’s potential payout might be—he decides he wants a piece of the pie. Bryce and Seth’s new relationship is severely tested in this second novel in the Open Series.

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Open Seating

The Open Series | Book One

The Open Series: Book One

Seth Wilder lost his partner of twenty years to suicide two weeks before a long-anticipated cruise. Cancellation insurance was never purchased, and Seth can’t get a refund. Bryce McFarland, his late partner’s gym buddy, appreciates his predicament, and when asked, agrees to accompany him on the trip. This way, Seth recoups the money and doesn’t have to cancel his plans. The gesture is unexpected but accepted gratefully.

The two men have nothing in common. Seth is a reclusive romance writer, and Bryce is a hard-core Grindr user with major commitment issues. Out of necessity and despite the seemingly insurmountable differences in personality, they develop a tentative rapport. As they begin their journey through the UK, Bryce helps Seth come to terms with his partner’s sudden death while Seth, in turn, discovers the root cause of Bryce’s phobia.

Shipboard romances rarely work. Sensible men resist, sexual tension notwithstanding. But a full moon and late summer breezes lend themselves to the impossible situation, barriers are crossed, and a love affair is kindled.

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The Sixth Chukker

Polo Series | Book Three

Sequel to Ride-Off
Polo: Book Three

Retired polo players Preston Fawkes and Konrad Schnell have finally found the happiness that eluded them for years. Their stud farm is a big success, and their marriage couldn’t be healthier. Unfortunately, this idyllic life is disrupted by several unexpected sources.

Paloma, Preston’s twenty-one-year-old daughter, is determined to be a 10 goal player before she turns thirty. Bandi, Konrad’s son, dreams of starting a family with his husband, Ned Temple. Paloma offers to surrogate if her father and stepfather come out of retirement and team up with her for one season.

Preston and Konrad would do anything to make their children happy, but they’re confronted with a stumbling block. Trauma specialist Dr. Rayne Carlisle refuses to sign off on the necessary paperwork unless Preston agrees to be his submissive for one week.

Caught between the proverbial rock and hard place, Preston and Konrad deal with disgruntled former lovers, demanding children, and old enemies in this sequel to Ride-Off.

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Olympic figure skater Emory Lowe falls in lust the moment he lays eyes on his new neighbor, hockey player Nikolai Vetrov. On the surface, Nik is a typical badass enforcer, intimidating and dangerous, on and off the ice. The only son of Ukrainian immigrants, Nik has been groomed from childhood to fulfill his father’s dreams of seeing him in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Igor guides his son toward that goal with a controlling—and abusive—hand, steering him clear of anyone who might ruin his chances.

Although Emory is the US National Figure Skating champion, he’s in-your-face gay, and his audacious persona rubs Nik and his family the wrong way. Raised by supportive and loving parents, Emory is Nik’s polar opposite in every way but one—his desire to succeed. Underneath the fluff and glitter beats the heart of a fierce competitor, and this side of Emory’s personality begins to close the distance between the two athletes.

While the attraction is one-sided in the beginning, Nik finds himself responding to Emory’s flirting. But before the incongruous pair have a chance at any sort of relationship, they must survive the pressures of career, separation, and most importantly, Igor’s ruthless homophobia.

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Orizzonti

Orizzonti | Libro 1

Serie Orizzonti, Libro 1

Il giocatore di football del college Clark Stevens è un wide receiver popolare con un potenziale contratto nella NFL, ma ha qualche problema: una ragazza gelosa, un padre dispotico e dalla mente ristretta, un deficit dell’attenzione e un’attrazione potente e inaspettata per l’ortopedico, maschio, che gli cura un osso rotto.

Il dottor Jody Williams sta ricevendo dei segnali davvero contraddittori. Non può ignorare quanto desidera Clark, perché è ovvio che il giocatore prova lo stesso per lui. Per il medico, gay dichiarato e orgoglioso di esserlo, la soluzione sembra molto semplice. Per Clark, invece, non lo è. Il suo mondo non è tollerante e gli ostacoli che ha affrontato lo hanno portato a negare la sua sessualità per anni.

È il Super Bowl dei disastri, non importa da che punto di vista lo si guardi. Alla fine, Clark deve decidere se continuare con l’unica vita che ha sempre conosciuto o se cogliere l’occasione di viverne una nuova con Jody.

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