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A Balls to the Wall Anthology

Return to Laguna and go balls to the wall yet again with these fan-favorite stories of love—including a brand-new novella.

 

High Balls

Single father and PhD student Theodore Walters is determined to provide a great life for his seven-year-old son, Andy, despite anything his religious in-laws and dissertation adviser can throw at him. His carefully planned life goes off the rails when he meets totally not appropriate bartender "Snake" Erasmo—a pierced and tattooed biker. Snake might be the only guy with the skills to show Theodore that happily ever after is for real, if their secrets don't drag them apart first.

 

Snow Balls

Flamboyant JJ LaRousse may look like a quarterback, but he knows nothing about football. After encountering tough cop Ryan Star—known for liking manly men—JJ drops his voice an octave and colors his pink hair to try to be his perfect man. Ryan is in the closet at work, but JJ is turning out to be hard to leave. When an outside threat brings all façades crashing down, will Ryan be able to accept JJ—and himself?

 

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A Collection of Cowboy Love

Cowboys, blue-collar men, and hot redneck boys. One thing they all have in common is Wranglers, and they’re all falling in love in this eight-story collection. From Navy SEALs to rodeo riders to a food truck chef, all these men want is to find someone to share their lives with.

There are new lovers meeting for the first time, best friends who find out they have someone who loves them already when they think they’ll never find happiness, and old lovers who’ve been apart for years but come back together at the best possible time. From the ski mountains of Colorado to deep in the heart of Texas, love finds a way through old hurts and through years of being apart.

There’s nothing like a man in Wranglers and cowboy boots, and these stories prove it in every line!

 

Stories include:

Hey, Jealousy

Czech Me Out: An Austin Story

Worth the Work

Purgatory

Menagerie

Where There’s a Will

Cut Bait

Unwrapped  

 

First Edition of Hey, Jealousy published by Torquere Press, May 2011.

First Edition of Czech Me Out: An Austin Story published by Torquere Press, July 2014.

First Edition of Worth the Work published as Birthstones: Worth the Work by Torquere Press, September 2008.

First Edition of Purgatory published by Torquere Press, July 2005.

First Edition of Menagerie published by Torquere Press, May 2007.

First Edition of Where There's a Will published by Torquere Press, October 2010.

First Edition of Cut Bait published by Torquere Press, December 2007.

First Edition of Unwrapped published by Torquere Press, December 2010.

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Lawyers in Love

Lawyers In Love

Lawyers In Love: The Collection

When it comes to love, the trials aren’t only in the courtroom.

The legal profession is a challenging—and often stressful—one, and all work and no play leads to frustration for the men who dedicate their lives to justice. Luckily they find time to let off steam as things heat up in both the courtroom and behind the scenes. A secret holiday admirer might lead to a friend turned lover. A romantic confession might help a closeted man escape his father’s control and find happiness on his own terms. A former district attorney wants to help his workaholic boss relax, but his boss thinks he’s a paid escort! Along the way, these hardworking men might make partner… or better yet, find a partner to love and their own happily ever after when the gavel falls.

Includes Santa's Naughty Helper, Fortune’s Slings and Cupid’s Arrows, and Heart of Glass.

 

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Road Trip Collection

The course of love is a rough ride, but for ecoterrorist MJ, ridge runner Sonny, physicist Paddy, psychic Neil, genetically enhanced English professor Duncan, and the assassin known as Cowboy, the road to romance is a heart-stopping trip—one full of kidnappings, explosions, secret programs, and supersoldiers. They’re an awful ragged bunch to be considered heroes.

 

Under Pressure

Sonny and MJ’s retirement may be in jeopardy, but at least they’re together on a new boat—with no annoying hostages. Then Cowboy, MJ’s old friend, gets in touch, bringing with him a host of complications, including Professor Duncan, who has ties to the Program. A call for help from Paddy sets them all on a collision course with a deadly specter from the past. As MJ makes his plans, Sonny is shaken by the possibility of losing everything.

 

Walking on the Sun

Sonny is determined to raise hell to hunt for MJ—problem is, will MJ know anyone, or himself, once they catch up to him? Neil and Paddy are healing but reluctantly join the effort, as Cowboy and Duncan help Sonny prepare for a showdown. Sonny might be ragged, but he’s MJ’s hero, and he is not about to give up on the most important thing in his life, even if it kills him. Will everyone survive the last epic battle, or will they go out in a blaze of glory?

 

First Edition of Under Pressure published by TOP SHELF: An imprint of Torquere Press Publishers, March 2009.

First Edition of Walking on the Sun published by TOP SHELF: An imprint of Torquere Press Publishers, September 2010.

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The Wild and Precious Collection

Wild and Precious | Anthology

A Wild and Precious Anthology

If you knew you had one wild and precious life, would you jump in and live it fully?

This band of lively characters isn’t afraid to take a chance on themselves or their dreams. Creativity runs through their veins—they’re writers, poets, singers, guitarists, and even beautiful drag queens. Some are young and just beginning to find themselves. Others have lived through tragedies. Each one discovers that living a wild and precious life means opening up to love and taking a risk to find their happy ending.

 

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Foothills Pride Stories, Vol. 2

Foothills Pride Stories

A Foothills Pride Collection

The influx of San Francisco Bay Area gays is now commonplace in Stone Acres, California. But that means big city problems—much to the dismay of long-time residents of the small community.

In Relative Best, Zeke Bandy’s hotel becomes a haven for a battered youth. Native American Vic Longbow, who escaped a similarly brutal upbringing, comes face-to-face with it at Zeke’s place. With trouble surrounding them, can Zeke and Vic find their own peace and love?

On the outside, hardware store owner Frank McCord is the town’s bachelor handyman in Frank at Heart. Inside, he’s pining for true love, particularly the regard of software designer Christopher Darling. But recently divorced Christopher isn’t looking for another husband.

Country contractor Ben in Waking the Behr has always believed he’s heterosexual… until he meets city entrepreneur Mitch O’Shea. Mitch never thought he’d settle down with a guy from the country. Can a gay city mouse and a sexually confused country mouse find love?

When UC Davis horticulture grad Fen Miller agrees to help out in his cousin’s nursery over Christmas, he rents a room in sous chef John Barton’s Victorian house. John, another shorter-than-average man, catches Fen’s interest. But John’s past comes back to threaten them both in Short Order.

 

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Celebrate the season with Amy Lane’s own brand of holiday cheer.

Enjoy five classic Amy Lane Christmas stories, imbued with her signature blend of humor, romance, and heart-warming satisfaction as businessmen, lawyers, accountants, and teachers all find love this December.

 

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North Pole City Tales

North Pole City Tales | The Complete Set

North Pole City Tales Anthology: The Complete Set

Everyone has heard of Santa’s home in the frozen north, where elves and reindeer work hard to ensure Christmas cheer for the world. But that’s only part of the story….

All is not sparkly snowflakes and sweet candy canes in Mayor Kringle’s city. Sometimes it takes more than a little courage to keep the workshops running smoothly and enemies at bay. When their duties are complete, the Rein Dear, elves, winter spirits, and a legendary figure or two are ready to spice up their chilly nights—and hopefully find a happily ever after along the way. Sometimes it’s waiting in the last place they expected.

With adventure, magic, and romance hot enough to melt the polar ice, these holidays won’t soon be forgotten. Welcome to North Pole City, where love is the greatest gift of all.

 

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La guerre des moteurs

La guerre des moteurs

Bienvenue dans le garage de Reggie, où l’émission de télé-réalité « La guerre des moteurs » est tournée. Le spectacle est plein de drame, mais les choses deviennent vraiment intéressantes quand les caméras s’arrêtent.

Venez voir ce que ces mécaniciens font dans les coulisses. Un amour secret mène au chantage. Un travailleur avec un fétichisme inhabituel trouve un passionné de voiture qui partage ses… intérêts. Le propriétaire du garage apprécie l’activité supplémentaire qui vient avec le spectacle – et la compagnie du producteur sexy de l’émission –, mais pas la politique de studio. Et un homme fait l’erreur de craquer pour le petit frère de son meilleur ami.

Hommes sexys et acier trempé. Transpiration, graisse et luxure. Fétichisme, coups bas et cupidité. Peut-être même l’amour. Les choses se réchauffent dans le garage et la guerre est déclarée.

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Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most….

The holidays are a time when bigger often means better, and meals are huge, decorations are over-the-top, and elaborate gifts and grand gestures are one way to show affection. But beneath all the pomp and ceremony, after the grandiose presents have been unwrapped, the stocking stuffers are still waiting to add that final sparkle to the perfect celebration. Even the tiniest trinkets can be gems when they’re chosen with love, and like a good love story, they are held close to the heart and treasured for years to come. The festivities don’t have to end after the feasts and gift exchanges. Dig a little deeper for romantic stocking stuffers both naughty and nice.

More than 400,000 words of romantic fiction in 31 stories that would sell individually for a total of $85.69. 

 

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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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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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The Mary's Boys Collection

Welcome to the famous Mile High Hamburger Mary’s, where the food is mouthwatering, the drinks are strong, and the drag queens are daring. It’s a place where love blooms in this collection of stories featuring four couples who find each other through the legendary establishment in Denver, Colorado.

 

Nachos & Hash

Cody Russel has finally managed to get the hell out of Kansas and land a dream job at Mary’s. But he wonders if he’s good enough for medical marijuana researcher Darwin Michaels.

 

Vodka & Handcuffs

Can a one-night stand lead to a lasting relationship for Mary’s bartender Vahin Arora and sexy police officer Marlon Barton? Find out if they can face the challenges of Marlon’s job and hold on to each other.

 

Mascara & Bandages

Cozy up to Mary’s newest drag queen, Ariel Merman. A brutal gay bashing lands Zach Cooper in the ER, where he meets Dr. Teegan Chau. Will they take a chance on romance?

 

Deeds & Confetti

Finally, will the magic work for restaurant owner Steven Conley as he decides if Mary’s is really his soul’s passion, while questioning whether to give his heart to the young and beautiful Ryan Fuller?

Love, laughter, tears, fun, friends, and family—it’s all waiting at Hamburger Mary’s.

 

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London Lads

Perchance to Dream
London Lads

A young man uses social media to contact the men he knew as teenaged friends and discovers a soul mate for his own romantic journey. The most ill-matched couple you could ever imagine are thrown together when they exchange flat-sitting—and turn each other's lives upside down. A reserved young man struggles with a secret affair until he dares to take the adventurous step of making his heart’s wish public. One mischievous night on a shopping mall security camera brings an astonishing blind date for a bored student. A frustrating delay in an airport lounge—with only two precocious children for company—drives a young man to confess he’s in love with his best friend.

Five standalone stories, five romantic couples seeking a happy ever after. This collection of stories includes humor, reflection, erotic desire, and sweet devotion. It celebrates the diversity and delight of lovers against the backdrop of London’s vibrant and lively city—young “London lads” whose love, determination, and sense of adventure are strong enough to find the way to a partner’s heart.

 

Chase the Ace

How the Other Half Lives

A Good Neighbour

Peepshow

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

 

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Sports Pack brings together three stories of athletes at the top of their game and the men who coach—and love!—them.

Golden explores life after the Olympics. Retired gold-medalist Justin believes his best years are behind him. Not only did he lose his reason for being, he lost his coach and lover, Chris. Chris cut ties with Justin, not wanting to hold the ex-swimmer back. When he realizes he's made a mistake, it might be too late to gain Justin's trust again. 

Making a Splash finds diving coach Vince Dawson looking to return to the Olympic scene. He discovers Austin Brody at the local pool, making amazing dives without even trying. While Vince is gung ho to take Austin under his wing, Austin isn't sure it’s the life he wants. Add in a growing attraction, and they have plenty of obstacles to overcome on the road to the Olympics.

In Perfect 10, top gymnast Christopher Allen is determined to compete again, despite a serious injury. Coach Brian Rainings needs someone to believe in, and he admires the spirit and determination driving Chris to succeed. Secrets, hidden dangers, and family troubles plague them, though, and they have to face the fact that Chris might never compete again.

 

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On l'appelle « nourriture réconfortante » pour une raison.

On ne sait pas grand-chose sur le livre de recettes, sauf qu'il y a des années, la mystérieuse Granny B a recueilli un ensemble de recettes magiques et les a couchées sur le papier. Au cours des années, chaque livre a été modifié, corrigé, ajouté et transmis à travers les générations pour accumuler sa propre histoire unique. Les secrets de ces recettes très spéciales sont sur le point de trouver leur chemin dans de nouvelles mains et de nouvelles vies, juste au moment où elles en ont le plus besoin.

Les plats créés par amour jettent à eux seul un sort, mais les recettes de Granny B ajoutent un petit extra. Ce curieux livre de recettes contient non seulement des plats délicieux, mais également les secrets de l'amour, de la confiance et de la guérison, et il est sur le point d'exercer encore une fois sa magie.

Découvrez ces histoires écrites par :

Amber Kell

RJ Scott

Marie Sexton

Mary Calmes

Amy Lane

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Perfektes Timing

Timing (Deutsch)

Timing: Nach Sonnenuntergang

Zwei Jahre, nachdem Stefan Joss mit Ranchbesitzer Rand Holloway in den Sonnenuntergang geritten ist, hat er sich mit seinem neuen Leben angefreundet und unterrichtet an einem Community College. Aber wahre Liebe hat es oft schwer. Rand will, dass er auf der Ranch bleibt, Stef will sich ein Hintertürchen offenhalten, falls Rand ihn irgendwann rauswerfen sollte. Nachdem er endlich erkannt hat, dass er sich Rand gegenüber unfair verhält, legt Stef sich fest und sein Partner ist überglücklich.

Als Stef die Gelegenheit bekommt, seine Hingabe zu beweisen, zögert er nicht - auch wenn er dabei seinen Hals riskiert - und Rand nutzt die Gelegenheit, um allen zu zeigen, dass die besten Überraschungen des Lebens nach Sonnenuntergang passieren.

 

Wenn der Staub sich legt

Glenn Holloways berechenbares Leben endete an jenem Tag, als er seiner Familie gestand, dass er schwul ist. Dass er kurz darauf die Ranch, auf der er aufwuchs, verließ, um das Restaurant zu eröffnen, von dem er immer geträumt hatte, streute nur noch Salz in die Wunde. Ohne die Unterstützung seines Vaters und seines Bruders und zu stolz, um Hilfe von anderen zu akzeptieren, musste er ganz von vorne anfangen. Doch im Lauf der Zeit wendete sich das Blatt: Glenn führte sein Restaurant zum Erfolg, schuf sich ein neues Zuhause und ein Leben, auf das er stolz sein kann.

Doch trotz seines Erfolges ist die Entfremdung von den Holloways eine Wunde, die nicht richtig heilen will, und als er sich gezwungen sieht, einen erwiesenen Gefallen zurückzuzahlen, findet er sich in seinem schlimmsten Albtraum wieder. Gefangen in seinem einst gegebenen Versprechen kehrt Glenn zu seinen Wurzeln zurück, um seinem Halbbruder zu helfen, Rand Holloway, und wird mit Mac Gentry konfrontiert, einem Mann, der viel zu verlockend für Glenns Seelenfrieden ist. Es könnte alles in einer Katastrophe enden – einer Katastrophe für die zarten Annäherungen an eine Wiederversöhnung mit seiner Familie und für das Verlangen, von dem Glenn nicht einmal wusste, dass es in seinem Herzen ruht.

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Road Trip Collection

The road to love is notoriously bumpy, full of twists and turns that can throw even the best driver. With obstacles around every corner, Sonny and MJ try to keep it between the lines in two tales that blend steamy romance with high-stakes action and intrigue.

 

Racing the Moon

Sonny runs moonshine the old-fashioned way. Too bad some fool blew up his road in the Carolina mountains, keeping him stuck, high and unfortunately dry.

Explosives expert and ecoterrorist MJ’s mission is to protect the environment by shutting down a logging company. An encounter with Sonny in the misty forest sheds a new light on his quest, but it’s not until Sonny drugs and kidnaps him for an impromptu holiday that their engines really start to rev.

 

Steam and Sunshine

A mission they can’t resist lures Sonny and MJ out of retirement when they get word of a man creating dangerous weapons for the government. They head to California to take him down.

What they find is Paddy, a physicist who doesn’t understand the scope of his own discovery, and Neil, his bodyguard. During a wild and unpredictable cross-country ride, an uneasy partnership develops between kidnappers and targets when the four men discover they have a common enemy.

 

First Edition of Racing the Moon published by Torquere Press, 2006.

Second Edition of Racing the Moon published by Torquere Press, 2007.

First Edition of Steam and Sunshine published by Torquere Press, 2007.

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