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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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Forged in Trust

Bay Area Professionals

Bay Area Professionals

Dr. Ethan Marshall is the young medical student on call the night Tessa Duran murders her husband for abusing her twelve-year-old-son, Rino. Ethan stays in the cubicle while the rape kit is performed and is surprised when the boy resorts to prayers instead of tears.

Despite compelling evidence, Tessa is sent to jail for life. To avoid placing Rino in foster care, their parish priest agrees to raise him. Ethan is touched by Rino’s plight and visits whenever possible, but the connection is broken when the priest and young boy leave the area months later.

Raised by the Dominicans in California, Rino considers joining the order until a romance blossoms with a fellow student. After much soul-searching, he turns his back on everything familiar, and chooses his orientation over his perceived vocation. Upon graduating dental hygiene school, Rino takes a job at the office of Scott Gregory and Robin Kennedy.

Seventeen years have passed since that horrible night in the emergency room. Forty-three-year-old Ethan is now a Dominant in search of a full-time submissive. Twenty-nine-year-old Rino is adrift, longing for someone or something to help him find the serenity he’s lost along the way. As they rekindle their friendship, they realize they might be perfect for each other.

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Horizonte

Horizonte | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Horizonte

Der College-Footballspieler Clark Stevens, ein beliebter Wide Receiver mit Aussicht auf einen Vertrag in der NFL, hat eine Menge Probleme. Er hat eine eifersüchtige Freundin, einen engstirnigen und herrschsüchtigen Vater, eine Aufmerksamkeitsstörung, und er verspürt eine unerwartete, starke Anziehung zu dem Notarzt – dem männlichen Notarzt – der ihn wegen eines gebrochenen Arms behandelt.

Dr. Jody Williams empfängt widersprüchliche Signale. Er kann nicht ignorieren, wie sehr er sich zu Clark hingezogen fühlt, denn es ist offensichtlich, dass Clark ebenso empfindet. Für den stolzen, geouteten Arzt ist die Lösung denkbar einfach. Für Clark ist sie das nicht. Seine Welt ist alles andere als schwulenfreundlich und die Hindernisse, denen er sich gegenübersieht, ließen ihn seine Sexualität viele Jahre lang verleugnen.

Es ist der Superbowl der Katastrophen, egal, wie man es dreht und wendet. Am Ende muss Clark entscheiden, ob er an dem Leben festhält, das er kennt, oder ob er es riskiert, ein neues mit Jody zu beginnen.

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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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Sabores

Horizontes | Volumen 2

Volumen 2 de la serie "Horizontes"

Lo que debería haber sido un breve interlvalo de vacaciones se convierte en algo más profundo cuando Lil Lampert conoce a Grier Dilorio en la feria de Los sabores de Chicago. Lil está de paso en la ciudad visitando a sus buenos amigos, Jody Williams y Clark Stevens, sin ninguna intención de relacionarse con un hombre más joven y descubrir un amor mutuo por la arquitectura, el diseño de interiores y unas preferencias sexuales muy peculiares que lo tienen enganchado y con necesidad de más.

A todas luces, Grier es el clásico chico malo al que le encanta la velocidad, los tatuajes y el cuero, pero poco a poco Lil va descubriendo su otra faceta: desinteresado, responsable y tierno, especialmente con Luca, el hijo al que tuvo que negar. Con el amor y el apoyo de Lil, Grier tomará una decisión clave para abrir la puerta a un posible futuro juntos, uno que incluya la paternidad, algo con lo que Lil había soñado pero que nunca se había atrevido a explorar.

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Chyna Doll

Horizons Series | Book Four

Horizons Series: Book Four

Lil Lampert’s forty-fifth birthday turns the effervescent architect into a brooding mess, and his partner, Grier Dilorio, takes him to Italy to help him regain his zest for life. The timing is bad—almost-fifteen-year-old Luca has just started high school, and his mother and stepfather are also traveling. Luca is left in the care of Chicago Bear, Clark Stevens, and his partner, Dr. Jody Williams.

Growing up with two dads and two gay uncles has given Luca a unique perspective on gender roles, but not all the answers. He’s had a secret crush on his straight best friend, Chip, for years. Suddenly, Luca finds himself attracted to Chyna, Chip’s twin sister. Now he's wondering if this means he’s bisexual.

Born with a sexual development disorder, Chyna should have been raised as a male, but due to an epic parenting fail, is being raised as female. Hiding the truth becomes more difficult when Chyna hits puberty, and crushing over Luca adds another element to Chyna’s struggle to fit in.

Is Luca's moral compass strong enough to guide him successfully through this period of discovery or will he succumb to peer pressure and shatter Chyna's dreams for happiness?

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Nouvel horizon

Perspectives | Tome 1

Perspectives, tome 1

Clark Stevens joue au football à l’université au poste de wide receiver. Exceptionnellement doué, il a de bonnes chances d’être recruté par la NFL – la Ligue Nationale du Football – mais il a aussi quelques handicaps à gérer : une compagne trop possessive, un père manipulateur et étroit d’esprit, un déficit de l’attention et une attirance inattendue, mais très forte, envers le médecin – un homme ! – qui le traite aux urgences pour un bras cassé après un accident au cours d’un match.

Le Dr Jody Williams reçoit du joueur des signaux conflictuels. Il ne peut ignorer son désir pour Clark, parce qu’il lui paraît évident que le jeune homme ressent la même chose. Le médecin étant gay et fier de l’être, la solution à ce dilemme lui semble très simple. Mais pas pour Clark, très loin de là ! Après une enfance consacrée à surmonter de graves difficultés, le joueur vit depuis des années dans le déni. Et ni sa famille ni le monde du football n’acceptent l’homosexualité.

La situation, quel que soit l’angle d’approche, s’annonce comme le Super Bowl des désastres. Clark devra décider s’il vaut mieux pour lui s’en tenir à la vie qu’il connaît… ou au contraire tenter sa chance de découvrir avec Jody un nouvel horizon.

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Cutting Out

Cutting Cords Series

Sequel to Cleave

Hours after stepping off the yacht where they had their mock wedding, real life intrudes, and arguments arise between Sloan Driscoll and Trent Hamilton.  Seeking relief at his BDSM club, Trent bumps into an old army buddy who tells him things are different now that DADT has been repealed.   Meanwhile, Sloan receives a frantic call from ex-lover, Cole Fujiwara, who tells him that his twins and ex-wife have been kidnapped. Cole asks Sloan for help but makes him promise not to include Trent in the rescue attempt.

Trent considers the opportunity to resume a career cut short, and despite Sloan's threat to postpone the wedding, he leaves for the Middle East as an independent mercenary while Sloan rushes to aid Cole.

In Tokyo, disturbing revelations draw the former couple together, and old feelings are rekindled. Despite this new understanding, neither man makes a move.  Sloan is focused on rescuing Cole’s family without jeopardizing his relationship with Trent, while Cole must prepare himself to survive disappointment if Sloan chooses to segue into married life as a military spouse.

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Père et Fils

Perspectives | Tome 3

Suite de Le Goût du risque
Perspectives, tome 3

Six mois après leur première rencontre au Festival du Goût de Chicago, Lil Lampert et Grier Dilorio vivent ensemble. Leur relation est plus forte que jamais, mais le couple réalise très vite qu’il faut plus que du sexe et trois mots magiques pour réussir une vie à deux.

Comme tout néophyte, Grier doit apprendre à gérer sa nouvelle vie. Il pensait ses problèmes résolus après avoir obtenu la signature de Jillian lui reconnaissant enfin ses droits de père biologique de Luca et l’opportunité de poursuivre une carrière d’architecte d’intérieur. Il réalise au contraire être toujours hanté par d’anciennes terreurs et mauvaises habitudes.

Quant à Lil, il trouve difficile de devoir s’ajuster à l’étroitesse de son nouvel appartement, au terrible hiver de Chicago, et à la compagnie d’un jeune particulièrement entêté. Sa position de ‘beau-père’ de Luca est délicate : Lil doit trouver le juste équilibre entre agir selon ses convictions et se soumettre aux huit ans d’expérience de Grier en tant que père.

Alors que leur vie est déjà stressante, Lil et Grier font face à une nouvelle complication : l’intolérance d’une institution aussi puissante que tentaculaire. Luca est en danger. Aussi bien sa sécurité que le bonheur de la petite famille nouvellement constituée dépendront de la parfaite compréhension qu’a Lil de la nature humaine et du désir d’apprendre de Grier.

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Le goût du risque

Perspectives | Tome 2

Perspectives, tome 2

Quand Lil Lampert rencontre Grier Dilorio au Festival du Goût de Chicago, cette aventure censée n’être qu’un bref intermède passionné devient vite plus profonde. Lil est architecte, il vit à San Francisco, il n’est là que pour quelques jours d’une visite à ses bons amis, Jody William et Clark Stevena. Il n’avait pas prévu de s’attacher à un homme plus jeune que lui, même s’il partage son intérêt pour l’art du bâtiment et la décoration intérieure. Mais dès que Lil découvre le fétichisme secret que Grier cache sous ses airs de mauvais garçon, il en veut davantage.

Extérieurement, le jeune homme affiche ses tatouages, sa Harley, sa passion du cuir et de la vitesse, mais Lil découvre en lui d’autres aspects : un homme tendre et aimant, un père responsable. Le petit Luca va bientôt avoir sept ans et Grier aimerait faire officiellement reconnaître ses droits. Il en rêve sans oser se lancer dans la bataille juridique. L’amour et les conseils de Lil l’aideront à faire des choix qui lui permettront d’envisager un avenir commun, mais aussi de réclamer la garde partagée de son fils.

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Fractured

Bay Area Professionals

Bay Area Professionals

Roque “Ro” Celdran dreams of a better life, far away from the hand-to-mouth existence of his migrant worker family. He moves to San Francisco to study Landscape Design but finds himself short of cash. Tony, Ro’s identical twin, comes up with a plan to help Ro make ends meet. The BDSM club Tony frequents is looking for gay men to act as submissives to the Dommes-in-training. Ro reluctantly takes the job and falls headfirst into a world he neither understands nor desires.

Lance Roberts is the new doctor at the dental practice started by Scott Gregory and Robin Kennedy. On the surface, he seems to have it all: the Mensa IQ, blond and blue-eyed good looks, and the determination to make it in his competitive field. Underneath lies a frustrated Dom in search of the perfect sub who can handle his obsessive behavior and debilitating need for control.

When Ro ends up in Lance’s dental chair, the last thing either one expects is a physical and mental connection. Ro’s attraction to “White Bread” never pans out, and Lance’s weakness for Latinos always leads to a dead end. Could this time be different? What happens between the two alphas leads to a lot of soul-searching and some surprising conclusions.

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Papi (Italiano)

Orizzonti | Libro 3

Seguito di La degustazione
Un libro della serie Orizzonti.

Sei mesi dopo essersi incontrati alla Degustazione di Chicago, Lil Lampert e Grier Dilorio vivono insieme. Il loro legame fisico è forte più che mai, ma la coppia capisce presto che servono più di due magiche parole e del sesso straordinario per far funzionare una relazione.

Come un uccellino che ha appena lasciato il nido, Grier sta imparando come condurre la sua nuova vita. I suoi problemi sarebbero dovuti finire quando Jillian ha firmato i documenti che lo riconoscono come padre biologico di Luca e quando ha avuto l’opportunità di inseguire la carriera di designer d’interni. Invece, è ostacolato da vecchi timori e cattive abitudini che sono difficili da abbandonare.

Adeguarsi a un piccolo appartamento in uno stato con quattro stagioni – con un uomo più giovane di lui dal temperamento testardo – è una sfida per Lil. Fare il “Papi” di Luca significa trovare una sorta di equilibrio delicato tra quello che lui pensa sia giusto e il dover fare affidamento agli otto anni di esperienza di Grier.

La vita è abbastanza stressante, ma ora Lil e Grier affrontano anche una complicanza inaspettata creata da un’autorità influente, potente e radicale. Improvvisamente, la sicurezza di Luca e la felicità della famiglia che si sta formando dipendono dalla profonda comprensione della natura umana di Lil e dalla voglia di imparare di Grier.

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Ride-Off

Polo Series | Book Two

Polo: Book Two
Sequel to Fire Horse

Finally reunited, Preston Fawkes and Konrad Schnell put family and obligations aside, preferring to remain in seclusion on Ned’s estate to get reacquainted. Unfortunately, reality can only be held off for so long, and they return to Texas to reclaim the life they put on pause. Trying to strike the right balance between business, family, and romance requires ongoing effort, and the challenges begin shortly after they arrive.

At the top of the list is Bandi, Konrad’s son, and his desire to play polo. A close second is Conrad “Sasha” Fawkes, Preston’s actor son who’s struggling to succeed on Broadway. And last, but certainly not least, is Paloma, the fiery Argentinean beauty Preston sired after a passionate tango.

Blending the interests and needs of three grown children is difficult at best and almost impossible when agendas collide and old secrets are unearthed. The situation comes to a head when the family gathers in San Antonio for Thanksgiving, throwing Preston and Konrad into a maelstrom they must weather as best they can, or they’ll face a major ride-off that could throw the game before it even starts.

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Horizons

Horizons Series | Book One

2nd Edition

Horizons Series: Book One

College football player Clark Stevens, a popular wide receiver with a potential NFL contract, has a few problems. He's got a jealous girlfriend, a narrow-minded and controlling father, an attention problem, and an unexpected and powerful attraction to the trauma doctor—the male trauma doctor—who treats him for a broken bone.

Dr. Jody Williams is getting some really mixed signals. He can't ignore how much he wants Clark, because it's obvious Clark feels the same way. For the out and proud doctor, the solution seems very simple. For Clark, it's not! His world is not gay-friendly, and the obstacles he's faced have led him to deny his sexuality for years.

It's the Super Bowl of disasters, no matter how you look at it. In the end, Clark has to decide if he's going to stick with the only life he's ever known or take a chance on a new one with Jody.

First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, April 2009.

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Fire Horse

Polo Series | Book One
2013 Award Winners

Polo: Book One

Preston Fawkes is ten the first time he meets fifteen-year-old Konrad Schnell at the San Antonio Polo Club. Captivated by the mystique surrounding the sport of kings, Pres vows to learn the game at the hands of his newly acquired friend and mentor. The hero worship soon grows into something deeper, but the friends are separated when Preston goes off to boarding school in England.

The relationship that follows is riddled with challenges―their age gap, physical distance, and parental pressure taking precedence over feelings yet to be explored. Although their bond goes deep, they deal with the reality of their situation differently: Preston is open and fearless while Konrad is reticent and all too aware of the social implications of making a public stand.

Their paths intersect and twine, binding them as tightly as a cowboy’s lasso, but fate may alter their plans. How will love overcome the divots in the turf as they gallop toward the future—one where obstacles no longer stand in their way?

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La degustazione

Orizzonti | Libro 2

Un libro della serie Orizzonti

Quello che sarebbe dovuto essere un breve interludio diventa qualcosa di più profondo quando Lil Lampert incontra Grier Dilorio alla Degustazione di Chicago. Lil è in città a far visita ai suoi buoni amici Jody Williams e Clark Stevens, e non aveva intenzione di rimorchiare un uomo più giovane e scoprire un reciproco interesse per l’architettura, il design d’interni, e una perversione sessuale unica che fa tornare Lil per saperne di più.

In apparenza, Grier è la quintessenza del “bad boy” che ama la velocità, i tatuaggi e la pelle; ma Lil scopre lentamente un altro lato della sua personalità: altruista, responsabile e tenero, soprattutto con Luca, il figlio che ha dovuto rinnegare. Con l’amore e il sostegno di Lil, Grier prenderà una decisione chiave per aprire la porta a un possibile futuro insieme, un futuro che include la paternità, qualcosa che Lil ha sognato ma non ha mai osato esplorare.

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Daddio

Horizons Series | Book Three

Sequel to Taste
Horizons Series: Book Three

Six months after meeting at the Taste of Chicago, Lil Lampert and Grier Dilorio are living together. Their physical bond glows brighter than ever, but the couple soon realizes that it takes more than three magic words and outstanding sex to make a partnership work.

Like any fledgling, Grier is learning how to navigate his new life. His problems should have ended when Jillian signed the papers acknowledging him as Luca’s biological father and he got the opportunity to pursue a career in interior design. Instead, he’s hampered by old fears and bad habits that are hard to let go.

Adjusting to a small apartment in a four-season state—with a much younger man sporting a stubborn streak—is a challenge for Lil. His position as Luca’s “Daddio” is a delicate balancing act between doing what he thinks is right and deferring to Grier’s eight years of experience.

Life is stressed enough, but now Lil and Grier also face an unexpected complication from a powerful, far-reaching ruling body. Suddenly Luca’s safety—and their happiness as an emerging family—depends on Lil's keen understanding of human nature and Grier's willingness to learn.

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Cleave

Cutting Cords Series

Sequel to Vessel

On New Year’s Eve, Cole Fujiwara stands vigil at his father’s deathbed while his surrogate wife, Noriko, gives birth to twins. As Cole contemplates his future, he acknowledges that he’s living his father’s dream… and that he’s probably destroyed his chance at happiness with Sloan, the love of his life.

Finding harmony in an emerging D/s relationship has not been without issue for Sloan Driscoll and his Master, Trent Hamilton.  Their journey has been littered with mishaps, but their powerful love and sexual connection continue to bind them together—until Sloan comes face to face with Cole for the first time in nine months.

The meeting means different things to each of them. To Cole, it’s the first step on the path to a reunion. To Sloan, it’s a terrible mistake, one he confesses immediately. As for Trent, the bitter realization that a connection between the former lovers still exists forces him to issue an ultimatum.  Is Sloan willing to do anything to prove their relationship is worth saving, including becoming Trent’s 24/7 slave? And if Sloan stays with Trent, how can Cole ever hope to find happiness again?

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