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Un semplice dessert

Il curioso ricettario di Nonna B

Un libro della serie Il curioso ricettario di Nonna B

Boone Walton ce l’ha messa tutta per mettere un po’ di distanza tra lui e il suo passato. Ha investito nella sua nuova vita, nella sua galleria d’arte a New Orleans e nella sua amicizia con Scott Wren. Tutto sembra sistemato e Boone non potrebbe essere più felice della ritrovata normalità.

Lo chef Scott Wren vuole qualcosa di più della semplice normalità con Boone. Vuole far fare un passo avanti al loro rapporto, ma l’amico è spaventato, e non a causa dei fantasmi che infestano l’appartamento di Scott o della sua famiglia. No, il passato di Boone sta per fargli visita, e l’unica cosa che potrebbe mettersi tra lui, Scott e la strana ricetta di una mousse al cioccolato trovata in un curioso ricettario è il fiume di sofferenza che Boone ha dovuto attraversare per arrivare a New Orleans. C’è però un segreto dietro agli ingredienti, un segreto che potrebbe far emergere la verità e l’amore che sono sempre mancati nella vita di Boone. 

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High school best friends Toby Billings and Jim Maverick went their separate ways after graduation. Five years later, they meet by chance. Toby needs a ride, and Jim offers to give him one.

During a journey across several states, with stops at roadside diners, state parks, and cheap motels, small talk turns to serious discussions of lives that didn’t turn out the way either of them dreamed. Their choices are catching up to them, and neither is on an innocent summer vacation. Renewing their friendship will mean painful admissions and secrets coming to light. Yet they discover they have more in common now than they ever guessed, and going their separate ways at the trip’s end won’t be easy.

After aimlessly wandering the country, all roads lead back home. But first they must decide what home means.

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Going Off Grid

States of Love | North Dakota

Clay and Elliott are working toward a dream—working sixty-hour weeks for one of the oil companies that recently sprung up in North Dakota. The pay is good, but is it a fair trade for never seeing each other? The point becomes moot when the company folds, like so many others, and the couple is left with a difficult choice.

Should they find comparable work somewhere else, or is it time to throw caution to the wind and go after their goal—years earlier than they intended?

What they’ve always wanted is to be together and have time to enjoy it, so they follow their hearts. They’re going off the grid and fixing up an old cabin so they can be self-sufficient. But when they go from all the conveniences of the modern world to outhouses, solar power, a shoestring budget, and more mosquitos than they ever thought possible, will they find there’s such a thing as too much time together?

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

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A single moment—or a single mistake—can change everything.

When Captain James Lee Hooker and his lover, Sergeant Easy Jacobs, were in the Army, they made a mistake that got a young soldier hurt. Three years later, they’re civilians again, living far apart, haunted by what they lost. Now that young soldier needs their help.

With his grandmother’s one-eyed Chihuahua riding shotgun, James Lee climbs into Easy’s pickup for a trip across the American Southwest. They set out to rescue a friend, but their journey transforms them with the power of forgiveness.

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Nachos und Kirschen

Mary's Boys (Deutsch)

Ein Titel der Mary`s Boys Serie

Darwin Michaels lebt seine Träume in Denver, der Mile High City. Obwohl die Stadt den perfekten Job, fabelhaftes Essen und eine Vielzahl an Dating-Möglichkeiten bietet, verliert Darwin langsam die Hoffnung, dass er den richtigen Mann finden wird. Den, der sein Interesse für mehr als einen One-Night-Stand wecken kann – bis er Cody Russell sieht.

Cody hat gerade sein Lebensziel erreicht: Nichts wie raus aus Kansas! Auf einen Streich ergattert er einen Job bei Hamburger Mary’s, findet eine neue Familie und bekommt die Chance, mit anderen Schwulen zusammen zu sein! Das Einzige, das fehlt, ist jemand Besonderes. Aber als Darwin sein Interesse zeigt, ist Cody sich sicher, dass es zu schön ist, um wahr zu sein. Was kann Darwin schließlich schon in dem Schulabbrecher sehen, der ihm Nachos serviert?

Während Darwin sich verliebt, kämpft Cody damit, seinen eigenen Wert zu erkennen. Als seine Vergangenheit das zerbrechliche Leben bedroht, das er sich gerade aufbaut, verliert Cody sich in einem Moment dunkler Verzweiflung. Aber Darwin ist entschlossen, Cody zu zeigen, dass Liebe, Familie und ein Zuhause auf ihn warten ... wird Cody akzeptieren, was ihm angeboten wird?

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Heart of Glass

Lawyers In Love

Lawyers In Love

Fear of being like his unfaithful father has put high walls around senior litigator Asher Caldwell’s heart. Can former district attorney Zach Richardson knock them down to reveal the passionate man beneath the commitment-phobic workaholic, or will Zach’s own jealousy destroy what they’re trying to build?

A new life and a new love—that’s what Zach’s hoping for when he leaves the DA’s office and lets his friends give him a makeover. But the jury’s still out on whether the experiment was a success. His new look gets the attention of his boss and secret crush, Asher Caldwell, and leads to a seduction. Unfortunately, to Zach’s horror he learns that Asher assumed he was a paid escort. Asher is equally mortified to discover he had sex with an employee. Even so, the encounter meant a lot to both men, and they want to give dating a shot. Their romance born out of mistaken identity might work if Zach can trust Asher to be satisfied with the love of only one man… and if Asher can trust himself.

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Sieg über das Feuer

im Feuer | Buch 3

Fortsetzung zu Gestählt im Feuer
Buch 3 in der Serie - im Feuer

Die beiden Feuerwehrmänner Lee Stanton und Dirk Krause sind urlaubsreif. Doch das Leben hat andere Pläne: An ihrem letzten Arbeitstag haben die beiden mit einem Feuer zu kämpfen, das drei Leben fordert. Wie gut, dass Lee und Dirk eine ganze Woche auf hoher See vor sich haben, um sich von dem Schrecken zu erholen. 

Sie haben eine tolle Zeit – bis sie feststellen müssen, dass auch Dirks miesepetriger, engstirniger Vater an Bord ist. Über dessen Anwesenheit und den Schuldgefühlen wegen der Menschen, die er nicht retten konnte, vergeht Dirk die romantische Stimmung gehörig. Doch dann rettet er einem Passagier das Leben – und vielleicht kann er ja auch noch etwas anderes retten …

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Once Upon a Wolf

The Wayward Wolves Series | Book One

Wayward Wolves: Book One

Gibson Keller’s days are fairly routine: wake up early, get some work done, drink lots of coffee, and take care of Ellis, his older brother, stuck in wolf form after coming home from the war. It’s a simple life made up of long runs on two legs—or four—and quiet evenings…. Until Ellis chases a handsome man off a cliff and into the frozen waters beside their cabin, changing Gibson’s life forever.

For Zach Thomas, buying an old B&B is a new start. Leaving behind his city life, he longs to find peace and quiet, and hiking the trails behind his property seems safe enough—right up to the moment an enormous black wolf chases him into a lake, nearly drowning him. Discovering werewolves are real astounds him, but not as much as the man who rescues him from the icy water, then walks into Zach’s heart as if he owns it.

Loving a werewolf—loving Gibson with all his secrets—has its challenges, but Zach believes their love is worth fighting for, especially since his heart knows the big bad wolf is really a prince in disguise.

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A friends-to-lovers novella that came from Out of the Shadows, because Nate and Dylan needed a story….

Nate and Dylan have been pals for a long time. So what if their friends think they’ve got a little bromance going? Doesn’t mean there’s anything more to it than that, right? And even if there is, Nate and Dylan are totally oblivious….

Until the night they share a drunken kiss—and everything changes.

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Can a raw food enthusiast find love with a guy who bakes cupcakes?

When Micah Truveen’s devoted health-food customers start showing up with white flour, Micah wants to chew nails! To make his misery worse, he finds his yoga teacher boyfriend in bed with another guy the day before Valentine’s Day. Micah decides to drown his misery at a friend’s anti-Valentine’s Day orgiastic hookup party—and meets the beautiful Queen, a gorgeous cross-dresser who’s got Southern sugah in his mouth and the right equipment under the dress. But when the hookup turns serious, Micah has to compromise to protect Queen’s secrets from his beloved grandmother. With everything against them, can two hearts rise above the flour?

Second Edition
First Edition published by Etopia Press, January 2013.

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Just for Nice

States of Love | Pennsylvania

Nick Caratelli flees the city in an attempt to escape a broken relationship and a career he never wanted. He plans to set up a bed-and-breakfast in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country—despite the fact he has no experience in renovating the old building. Luckily his handsome neighbor Sam approaches him with a curious proposal: he’ll help with the restoration in exchange for Nick babysitting his niece.

As they work to have the bed-and-breakfast open for business by summer’s end, their lives become interwoven without them even trying. Before he knows it, Nick is recovering from his loss and taking his place in the unconventional family that seems determined to form. But for Nick and Sam to be together in all the ways they desire, they’ll have to realize all the arguments against romance exist only in their heads….

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

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Liebe ist Trumpf

Londoner Jungs

Ein Titel der Londoner Jungs Serie

Als frisch gebackener Single Ende zwanzig und gelangweilt von seinem ruhigem Leben in einem Londoner Vorort, entdeckt Daniel Cross bald den Reiz der sozialen Medien. Begeistert über die Möglichkeit, seine alten Sportkumpel aus der Schulzeit ausfindig zu machen, begibt er sich auf die Suche, um herauszufinden, zu was für einem Mann jeder der Jungen geworden ist.

Dans erster Fehler besteht darin, sich bei Facebook mit dem falschen Carson zu befreunden und so mit einem völlig Fremden zu chatten. Nick Carson ist jedoch nicht beleidigt und bietet an, Dan auf der Suche nach den anderen zu begleiten. Das ist für beide der erste Schritt in Richtung Freundschaft und mehr.

Das Wiedersehen mit der „Gang of Four“ bedeutet für Dan ein Wechselbad der Gefühle, doch Nick ist ihm eine ständige Stütze. Keiner von ihnen ist jedoch auf die Preisgabe persönlicher Geheimnisse vorbereitet, die sie lange verborgen geglaubt haben.

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Stille Nächte

Mangrove Stories (Deutsch)

Ein Titel der Mangrove Stories Serie

Kelly Seaton hat ein wunderbares Leben. Er hat seine eigene Firma für Landschaftsgärtnerei, ein hübsches kleines Haus und seinen besten Freund, Cosimo Renaldi, sowie Coz‘ verrückte Familie, die Kelly als einen der ihren adoptiert haben. Sicher, nachts ist es ein wenig einsam, aber es ist ein guter Deal und Kelly kann es sich nicht erlauben, alles zu ruinieren, indem er zugibt, dass er mehr von Coz will – immer mehr gewollt hat.

Dann kommt Kellys Vergangenheit in die Stadt und bringt schlechte Erinnerungen und verletzte Gefühle mit sich, die anfangen an Kelly zu nagen und Coz versteht einfach nicht, warum Kelly ihn nicht die Stärke und Stütze sein lässt, die Kelly immer für ihn gewesen ist. Sie haben schon den Krieg durchgestanden, Coz‘ schreckliche Verletzung und haben sich neue Karrieren in Mangrove, Florida, aufgebaut. Warum sollten sie ihre Vergangenheit nicht gemeinsam bewältigen und ihre Zukunft voller stiller Nächte beginnen?

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Home Is Where You Are

States of Love | Vermont

For a chance at a future filled with love, he’ll have to face a painful past.

Eric, recently dumped by his boyfriend, is summoned home after his dad suffers a stroke. His family farm in rural Vermont holds memories he’d rather forget, but he—with his degree in agricultural business—is needed to clear up a predicament with the bank. In trying to forget the bad, Eric has also lost sight of the good: green meadows dotted with grass-fed dairy cows and the sugar maples that once produced the area’s finest maple syrup. With Eric’s help, they will again.

A captivating farmhand named Phil tempts Eric to give the countryside another chance, but before they can consider being together, Eric must move past more than his feelings for his ex-boyfriend—he’ll need to stand up to the ghosts that sent him running from the farm in the first place….

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

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Palle al volo

Spalle al muro

Un libro della serie Spalle al muro

Una doppia dose di maschio alfa potrebbe essere meglio di una.

Sebbene appena reduce da una relazione violenta con un bastardo, lo sguardo curioso di David Underwood cade su due giocatori sexy della squadra di pallavolo australiana, a Laguna Beach, mettendolo di nuovo nei guai. Eppure, quando quello schianto di Gareth Marshall prova il proprio interesse per lui facendo coming out con la squadra, David soccombe all’attrazione per il pallavolista. Peccato che il partner di Gareth, Edge, attraente quanto il primo, farà della vita dei due amanti un inferno.

Per Gareth, tutto il tempo passato a celare il proprio orientamento sessuale – e la propria attrazione – dal suo migliore amico, Edge, nonché da tutte le altre persone intorno a lui, non fa che acuire le ferite e aumentare la frustrazione. David è il primo uomo che riesce a competere con Edge per la sua passione. Ma anche Edge ha un segreto, e l’ex-ragazzo di David non demorderà finché non riavrà David alla sua mercé. Con tutti questi ostacoli, riuscirà mai un uomo gay di Laguna a trovare la felicità con un maschio alfa… o due?

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That Rat, Carter Janson

States of Love | Illinois

Every man has secrets, but some are bigger than others….

Felix Peake escaped a shady past to carve out a successful career as an expert in Mesopotamian art and gain the respect of the Chicago art community. But when an assistant curator—a man Felix could easily see himself falling for—asks him to reauthenticate a cuneiform tablet to avoid a looming scandal, Felix’s carefully constructed life could crumble.

The tablet is a fake, and Felix is intimately familiar with the artist. Master forger Carter Janson—Felix’s ex and first love—disappeared from his life six years before without a word of explanation. Now, to hold his world together, Felix must find the original tablet, steal it back, and replace the forgery—all before the museum exhibit debuts. It’ll mean slipping back into a role Felix wanted to leave behind and risking his promising future. But even then, he can’t do it alone. He’ll have to confront that rat, Carter Janson.

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

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Not All Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks

World of Love | Switzerland

Neither of them wants to fall in love, but getting exactly what they don’t want might be the best thing to ever happen to them.

Mark hopes his boredom with his current job will be alleviated by a short stint in Basel, Switzerland. When he meets Steffen, who struck out on his own from an old-money family to establish an IT firm, Mark expects some fun, great sex, and a clean break when his job is done. The arrangement is perfect for Steffen, who has been content with casual after a betrayal—and has a taste for British men after attending university in the UK. But as they explore the city’s rich history and traditions, Mark begins to see Steffen as much more than a tour guide with benefits. If he isn’t careful, the trip meant to break the lull in his career might end up breaking his heart instead….

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

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Les hommes du Mary, numéro hors série

Darwin Michaels vit son rêve dans la Mile High City. Bien que Denver offre le travail parfait, de délicieux dîners, et un tourbillon d’options de rancards, Darwin perd l’espoir qu’il puisse trouver le bon pour éveiller son intérêt pendant plus qu’un coup d’un soir – jusqu’à ce qu’il pose les yeux sur Cody Russel.

Cody vient juste d’accomplir le but de sa vie – foutre le camp du Kansas. D’un seul coup, il trouve un travail au Hamburger Mary’s, obtient une nouvelle famille et la chance d’être avec d’autres gays ! Tout ce qui lui manque est quelqu’un de spécial. Mais quand Darwin montre son intérêt, Cody est sûr que c’est trop beau pour être vrai. Après tout, qu’est-ce que Darwin peut éventuellement voir dans un décrocheur au lycée lui servant des nachos ?

Alors que Darwin tombe amoureux, Cody lutte pour se rendre compte de sa valeur. Quand son passé menace la vie fragile qu’il construit, Cody part en spirale dans un moment de sombre dépression. Mais Darwin est déterminé à montrer à Cody que l’amour, la famille et un foyer sont là pour lui…. Cody acceptera-t-il ce qui est offert ?

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