Novellas

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Three Months to Forever

World of Love | China - Hong Kong

Ben is looking for an adventure when he accepts a temporary assignment in Hong Kong, but he never anticipates how his life might change when he meets a sophisticated, intriguing man named Sai. Their initial attraction is sizzling and soon grows into more as Sai takes Ben on a tour of the city’s famous landmarks and introduces him to the local cuisine. Sai stimulates Ben’s intellect and curiosity, and for jaded corporate lawyer Sai, Ben’s innocent eagerness is a breath of fresh air. It would be so easy to fall in love….

But nothing is that simple. Sai’s job forces him to do things that violate his morals, and the difficult dynamics with his family is a major obstacle to any lasting relationship with Ben. Back in Toronto, Ben’s father is ill, and can he really leave behind his home for a man he’s only known a short time? With the clock ticking, they must decide whether to risk it all and turn three months into forever.

 

World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.

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When He Was Bad

Coconut Cove | Book Three

Coconut Cove: Book Three

Lights, camera… wardrobe?

Coconut Cove is television’s newest hot sensation. The glitzy teen drama set in the beach lover’s paradise of Key West is the talk of every gossip rag eager for dirt and hookup news on the hot young actors—like Levi Phillips, who plays the show’s resident bad boy.

Levi’s attraction to costume designer Whit heads into high romance when Whit orders Levi out of his clothes—in an attempt to save Levi from heat exhaustion, of course.

Sassy Whit knows just how to dress, and undress, Levi, and soon the sexy duo are steaming it up offscreen, which is no surprise to their friends and castmates.

But love in the public eye is complicated, and rumors pose challenges that can threaten careers and love….

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By Heart

Anderson Stables | Book Four

Anderson Stables: Book Four

In this final book in the Anderson Stables series, Vince Anderson and Dustin O’Brien are approaching the end of their show jumping journey, and their ride off into the sunset as a married couple is within their grasp.

But they won’t get there without facing challenges both personal and professional.

Vince has been working hard for years to make the Olympic Equestrian team with his horse, Sir Galaxy. Now, with Dustin by his side, his dreams are about to come true as he enters the selection process. But making the team isn’t as easy as simply winning shows, not when a very wealthy and powerful name in the sport is holding a grudge against Vince. Despite attempts to damage Vince’s reputation, Vince pushes on while supporting Dustin, whose past is pushing into his future. And making the team will only be the beginning of an arduous endeavor against elite competitors. But Vince and Dustin will see each other through to the end, through the Olympics and to their wedding, because supporting each other is something they know by heart.

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A volte, il giorno più bello della tua vita è quello che non avresti mai potuto immaginare.

Joe Cohen ha dedicato gli ultimi due anni a una cosa sola: accudire e nutrire Kade Bosa, suo socio nella loro agenzia investigativa, coinquilino e migliore amico. Per lui Kade rappresenta il mondo, anche se alla loro relazione manca ciò che Joe desidera di più. Ma non vuole fare pressioni: Kade ha un passato travagliato, e Joe è abbastanza certo di essere l’unica cosa che gli impedisce di crollare.

Allontanato dalla sua stessa famiglia, Joe sa bene quanto sia importante tenere strette le persone a cui si vuole bene, ma non si sarebbe mai aspettato che il suo passato e il suo presente si scontrassero, e che la stessa cosa succedesse a Kade. La prova in cui si sono imbattuti potrebbe cambiare le loro vite, dal tragico passato di Kade al loro lavoro. E potrebbe persino regalare loro il futuro che Joe non avrebbe mai osato desiderare…

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Fraîchement célibataire alors qu’il approche des trente ans et lassé de sa petite vie tranquille dans la banlieue de Londres, Daniel Cross découvre rapidement l’attrait des réseaux sociaux. Excité par l’occasion de traquer ses anciens camarades du club de sport de ses jours d’école, il se lance dans une quête personnelle pour découvrir quel genre d’hommes ils sont devenus.

La première erreur de Dan fut de discuter en ligne avec un parfait inconnu, devenant alors ami avec le mauvais frère Carson sur Facebook. Mais Nick Carson n’en est pas offensé et offre à Dan de l’accompagner dans son voyage à la recherche des autres. C’est le premier pas vers une nouvelle amitié et quelque chose de plus pour eux deux.

Pour Dan, les réunions avec le « Gang des Quatre » varient de surprenantes et encourageantes à perturbantes. La compagnie de Nick est un soutien constant, cependant, ni l’un ni l’autre n’étant préparés pour la révélation de leur propre secret qu’ils pensaient bien caché. Dan commence à suspecter qu’il recherche en fait un nouveau but à sa vie, et l’excitation et l’objectif qu’il brûle d’envie d’avoir pourraient être plus proche qu’une quête ancrée dans un rêve d’enfance.

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When a Christmas shopping expedition brings Tomy Peralta into Jason Winters’s yarn store, both men feel an immediate and intense spark of attraction, but dance instructor Tomy intends to propose to his boyfriend, Sean, at Christmas. Unfortunately for Tomy, marriage isn’t on career-minded Sean’s agenda. Heartbroken, Tomy throws himself into his work until his mother convinces him that learning to knit might help take his mind off his failed romance.

Jason falls hard for Tomy, but he knows Tomy needs time to heal and to trust in love again. As Jason teaches Tomy to knit, Tomy teaches him to dance in return. Just when it seems Tomy is ready for a new romance, Sean shows up, wanting Tomy back. Will Tomy give his heart to Sean once more, or will Tomy finally see Sean for who he truly is, and choose the man who helped him knit his heart together again? 

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Torquere Press, December 2014.

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Jupiter

States of Love | Nebraska

For fourteen-year-old Jacob Thomas, a Christian and the smartest kid in class, Bobby Versailles is completely out of reach. Jacob wishes a girl named Allie loved him because he still doesn’t get that he’s gay, but he always keeps his eyes peeled at school, hoping to catch a glimpse of Bobby.

It’s Bobby Versailles’s senior year. Captain of his high school football team, he’s bound to win Homecoming King and hopefully a state championship, but he’s been miserable for years. His fear of somebody finding out he’s gay has brought isolation and loneliness. He has hidden that he’s gay by going on dates with girls now and then, and also by working out and excelling at football—which has also helped teachers look past his learning difficulties. When he first eyes Jacob, it’s possibly love at first sight. Bobby becomes a little obsessed. Jacob has got to be gay, and when Bobby makes a move, both of their worlds turn upside down!

It’s 1982, and while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are barreling toward a possible NCAA National Football Championship, everyone in a small town two hours away hopes Bobby can lead them to a state championship. Can two teens with vastly different lives find love amidst the fervor of Nebraska football?

 

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

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Mystic Man

States of Love | Connecticut

When a series of personal crises prompt risk-averse research librarian Aaron Templeton to apply for a job on the other side of the country, nobody is more surprised than he is. He nearly runs home before the final interview except for one little problem: he has no home anymore. He put his condo on the market before he left California and it’s already sold. Only an encounter with free-spirited Connecticut native Cody Brown at the Mystic Seaport Museum staves off Aaron’s incipient panic attack.

Cody loves nothing better than introducing newcomers to the great features of his beloved home state, and when the newbie in question is a rumpled professorial type with the saddest blue eyes on the planet? Score! The attraction between the two men deepens as they explore Cody’s favorite spots, but when difficulties arise and Aaron’s insecurities threaten to overwhelm him, will Cody’s love be enough to keep him in Mystic?

 

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

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Take a journey into the past and meet the men who laughed, lived, and loved in a bygone era. This collection includes three short but sweet tales of infatuation, adventure, humor, and even a dash of the paranormal.

 

When Love Walked In

Private investigator Bruce Shannon’s cases of missing persons and infidelity don’t inspire warm feelings around Valentine’s Day. Luckily Bruce is quite happy with only his cat for companionship—until handsome Jace Scarret wanders off the street and into Bruce’s life.

 

In His Corner

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Jessie “the Demon” Dalton needs a cornerman, and Eli jumps at the chance, hoping for answers about why Jessie broke his heart years ago. It soon becomes clear that Jessie needs Eli in his corner—and in his life. Now all Eli has to do is convince Jessie.

 

Believe Me, Beloved

Robert Bradley dreams of singing on the radio, and when he attends the masked ball of handsome station owner Gabriel Chase, Robert has no idea his dream is about to take an unexpected paranormal turn.

 

In His Corner originally published by Torquere Press, Inc., September, 2012.

When Love Walked In originally published by Torquere Press, Inc., February, 2012.

Believe Me, Beloved originally published in Masks Off Anthology by Top Shelf, An imprint of Torquere Press Publishers, 2012.

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On dit que les opposés s’attirent, mais est ce qu’il est intelligent de céder à cette attraction ?

Le bibliothécaire Tristan Cooper n’arrive pas à rester à l'écart de Phillip, motard rebelle et sexy – l’homme est splendide –, mais Phillip le trouve forcément studieux et ennuyeux, comme tous les petits amis de Tristan. Pourtant, il rêve d’explorer son côté sauvage, cette part de lui même qu’il ne s’autorise à vivre que dans ses fantasmes, et peut être que Phillip le débauché est exactement la personne qu’il lui faut pour se sentir libre.

Phillip, coiffeur, et sexuellement expérimenté, croit aux fins heureuses plutôt qu’aux fins heureuses jusqu’à la fin de ses jours. L’expérience lui a appris à ne pas espérer plus, jusqu’à ce qu’il rencontre le doux et vulnérable Tristan, qui semble sincèrement s’intéresser à son cœur. Mais Phillip ne se fait pas suffisamment confiance pour être l’homme que Tristan voudrait plus d’une nuit.

Avec l’aide d’un couple de grands pères cupidons, Tristan et Phillip pourraient trouver le courage de sortir de leur zone de confort pour découvrir ce qui leur a manqué toute leur vie.

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Weber Yates’ Traum berühmt zu werden, ist im Begriff, sich auf einen Job als Ranchhelfer in Texas zu reduzieren. Seine einzige Beziehung besteht zu einem Mann, der für ihn eigentlich so weit außerhalb seiner Reichweite ist wie der Mond. Oder zumindest wie San Francisco, wo Weber einen Zwischenstopp einlegt. Er will ihn ein letztes Mal sehen, bevor er sich mit dem einfachen, einsamen Leben abfindet, dass ein Frosch wie er seiner Meinung nach verdient hat.

Cyrus Benning ist ein erfolgreicher Neurochirurg. Details entgehen ihm daher nie. Vom ersten Tag an hat er den Prinz in der Kleidung des gescheiterten Bullenreiters erkannt. Doch dabei zuzusehen, wie Web ihn stets auf Neue verlässt, wird immer schwerer und er ist nicht sicher, wie viel sein Herz noch ertragen kann. Jetzt hat Cyrus eine letzte Chance, Weber zu beweisen, dass es nicht dessen Job ist, der ihn zu Cyrus perfektem Mann macht, sondern Weber selbst. Mit der Hilfe der vor kurzem zerbrochenen Familie seiner Schwester ist er bereit, Weber zu zeigen, dass das Heim, das der Mann immer gesucht hat, schon immer genau hier – bei ihm – war. Cyrus hat vielleicht einmal ein Ultimatum gestellt, doch jetzt hat es sich zu einem Schwur gewandelt: Er wird Weber nie wieder aus seinem Leben lassen.

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Il fuoco del perdono

Il fuoco | Libro 3

Seguito de Il fuoco del coraggio

Serie Il fuoco, Libro 3

I vigili del fuoco Lee Stanton e Dirk Krause hanno bisogno di una vacanza. Il lavoro sembra cospirare contro di loro e il giorno precedente la partenza devono combattere contro un incendio che reclama tre vite. Per fortuna, Lee e Dirk hanno una settimana intera in mare aperto per riprendersi.

Tutto va alla grande, finché non incontrano sulla nave proprio il padre di Dirk, un uomo infelice e dalle vedute ristrette. Tra la presenza del padre e il senso di colpa per le vite che non è riuscito a salvare, Dirk è certo che la sua crociera romantica sarà un fiasco. Ma salvare la vita di un passeggero gli permetterà anche di salvare un rapporto che credeva compromesso.

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Le pompier Jason « Jase » Weller et l'ambulancier Scott Bronson vivent une vie parfaite. Ils ont des métiers qu'ils aiment, travaillent ensemble, vivent ensemble et pendant leur temps libre, ils ne peuvent toujours pas se rassasier de l'autre. Et cela dure depuis six incroyables années. Puis, la veille de Noël, l'ancienne amante de Jase, Elsa, se présente à leur porte avec une fillette de six ans. La junkie complètement abrutie par la drogue prétend que Kerry est la fille de Jase et que c'est à son tour de s'occuper d'elle, puis elle tourne les talons et s'en va.

Choqué par le fait qu'Elsa est maintenant une junkie et qu'il a une fille dont il n'a jamais entendu parler, Jase n'en est pas moins à la hauteur de la tache comme père, et Scott lui offre son soutien total. Avoir une famille « instantanée » vient avec une multitude de défis, et les deux hommes font beaucoup d'efforts pour faire face aux changements radicaux dans leurs vies tout en faisant les choses bien pour Kerry.

Cela ne va pas être facile, et leur nouvelle situation les met, eux et leur relation, à rude épreuve. Ils auront besoin de tout l'amour qu'ils ont l'un pour l'autre – et l'amour qu'ils se découvrent pour leur fille – afin d'éviter de se séparer. 

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Love You So Madly

The Love You So Stories

A Love You So Story

Ben Shane has it all… and he’d like to give some of it back. While he loves his job heading a foundation that funds worthy causes around the world, his engagement to one of America’s wealthiest men leaves him feeling more like a trophy wife than a valued partner. The first warning that his relationship might not be designed to last is his irresistible lust for Dusty Kincaid, the golden-haired, bright-eyed handyman for his company.

Though Dusty is odd for a twenty-three-year-old—no liquor, no sugar, and he can’t even drive—the more Ben gets to know Dusty, the more he admires him. But is Ben going to give up a guy who drives a Ferrari for one who takes the bus? He must be mad. Dusty knows he and Ben can never work. After all, Ben’s perfect… and Dusty isn’t. But Ben might surprise everyone with proof that he’s only mad in love.

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War Paint

States of Love | Georgia

There’s an art to love.

Mural artist Ben has come from Tel Aviv to Atlanta to work on a commission. A successful artist, he’s still lonely and isolated after his family’s rejection. Ben is charmed and surprised when local soldier Eli mistakes him for homeless, and brings him a cup of coffee and a biscuit. This gesture opens the door. Eli is lost, trying to make sense of a future without the Army after a combat injury ends his career.

Art gives them a new language and a path forward. But lost men can reach out, desperate to hang on to anyone close. Is what they find together real, and the kind of love that will last?

 

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.  

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Le loup-garou Falco Gladstone avait su que Carter McCloud était son âme sœur quand ils étaient en cinquième, mais l’école et le système de foyers d’accueil les avaient séparés brutalement. Des années plus tard, Falco est le numéro deux de sa meute dans le Michigan, au service d’un oncle qui se soucie davantage de son pouvoir que du bien-être de leur peuple. L’alpha ordonne à Falco de se marier et d’avoir une descendance – mais Falco a déjà trouvé son âme sœur, et les âmes sœurs sont éternelles.

La vie solitaire de Carter est bouleversée quand il détecte une odeur familière apportée par le vent. Les âmes sœurs se sont peut-être retrouvées, mais leur bonheur éternel est loin d’être garanti. L’engagement de Falco envers Carter le met en désaccord avec les plans de son oncle, mais quand un des exécuteurs de l’alpha commence à prendre le couple en filature, quelque chose doit être fait. Quelque chose qui renforcera leur relation ou la détruira une fois pour toutes.

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Nerdy Little Secret

Coconut Cove | Book Two

Coconut Cove: Book Two

Will a reunion between high school friends lead to romance—or regret?

Key West local Blair Fletcher goes from wallflower to star overnight. One day he’s waiting tables, and the next he’s thrust into a different world—as an actor on the new gay teen drama Coconut Cove. Playing queen-bee Ryder quickly makes him friends—and enemies—but it’s the set carpenter who’s had his heart since they were kids.

Blair always assumed golden god Sander Johansen was completely unattainable… and straight. Now that Sander has returned to their hometown, it seems Blair’s assumptions might have been wrong. As things heat up on set and in the bedroom, Blair has to realize he’s no longer the shy kid who never moved away from home and maybe it’s finally time for him to have the life, and love, he’s always wanted.

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Wilde City Press, September 2014.

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Englishman Christian Hewler travels to 1920s Egypt as the man Friday to an eccentric American millionaire, hoping to make history and establish his name in archaeology. What he doesn’t count on is meeting brash hired gun Eric Lawless, an American cowboy working for a rival team, or the paranormal mystery that draws them in and has them facing down crazy archaeologists, dark entities, and even ancient gods.

From dark tombs to the burning-hot desert of the Egyptian landscape, Christian has to prove his mettle. During this dangerous game of cat and mouse, the reluctant partnership between Christian and Eric blossoms into more—maybe even a love that can last beyond the deception and terror hidden deep in the tombs of the Valley of the Kings.

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Torquere Press, October 2006.

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