Novellas

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Waking the Behr

Foothills Pride Stories

A Foothills Pride Story

Both Ben and Mitch think they know exactly what they want. Turns out, they don’t even know their own hearts.

Good old boy Ben has dated women his entire life, while gay nightclub owner Mitch has never considered unsophisticated country boys his type. But after they start hanging out, the small-town contractor and the urban entrepreneur are both stunned by the electricity sparking between them.

As they step outside their comfort zones to spend time together, Mitch finds he enjoys rural car rallies, and Ben is intrigued by the upscale bars Mitch owns in San Francisco. When they share their lives and grow closer, they start to question the way they’ve always defined themselves. Then they kiss and fling open the door to love. Now they must step up and travel the road that may lead to happily ever after—even if that path isn’t one they ever expected to walk.

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Tufted & Tatted

Peckers | Book Four

Peckers: Book Four

Freed from the Australian zoo where he was the subject of forced breeding experiments, Atticus makes his way to the tufted puffin grounds in California, only to find he may not be free after all. Atty is a loner, but he doesn’t want to fight the pull of a flighty surfer who gives his inked skin a pleasant, uncontrollable itch.

Scott has the sun on his face, the waves beneath him, and gratitude for every second of life he gets to embrace. Then Atty appears, and it’s like the universe has tuned his meditation bell to the perfect frequency.

The Tiki Pro surfing competition in Florida is calling to Scott, and Atty agrees to make sure Scott gets there safely. A cross-country road trip in the Hunny Wagon seems like a perfect way to live in the present and get tantric all at the same time.

But they aren’t making this trek alone.

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Kekse zum Verlieben

Geschichten aus dem Kuriosen Kochbuch

Eine Geschichte aus dem Kuriosen Kochbuch

Nach dem Tod seiner Schwester erhält der Geschäftsmann Marshall Hunter das Sorgerecht für seine Nichte. Marshall, der nicht an Kinder gewöhnt ist, tut sich schwer damit, eine Verbindung zu dem Kind aufzubauen. In seinem Bestreben, sie dazu zu bringen, sich in ihrem neuen Heim wohlzufühlen, engagiert er den professionellen Wandmaler Pace Barlow, um ihr Zimmer persönlicher zu gestalten.

Pace ist hin und weg von seiner kleinen Klientin und noch interessierter an ihrem gutaussehenden Onkel, aber Pace ist sich nicht sicher, ob er bereit ist für die Verpflichtungen, die mit einer Familie einhergehen.

Wird es Marshall möglich sein, die Beziehung mit dem jungen Künstler zu erhalten, als er sich entschließt, seiner Nichte zuliebe umzuziehen oder muss er die Liebe aufgeben, um ein guter Vater für das kleine Mädchen zu sein?

Die Liebe, die in einem altertümlichen Rezept verbacken wurde, bringt die beiden Männer vielleicht zusammen, aber es braucht mehr als ein paar magische Kekse, um die Dinge in Ordnung zu bringen.

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Bryan fantasme sur les cow-boys depuis toujours. Il porte même un costume que son colocataire surnomme son « piège à cow-boy » quand il va à son club préféré, dans l’espoir d’attirer l’attention d’un véritable rancher. Le jour où Curtis lui offre une bière, Bryan n’a aucun doute que ça y est, c’est le bon. Mais pourront-ils aller plus loin qu’une simple nuit de sexe incroyable une fois que Bryan aura avoué à Curtis que la seule fois où il est monté à cheval, c’était un poney à une fête d’anniversaire, quand il était gosse ?

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Evin lost the only two men he ever loved. But he might get a second chance with one of them—if he’s willing to take the risk.

Following the death of his husband, Evin is living in Portland and raising the infant son they had through a surrogate. Six-month-old Micah is his life, and if it means no time for activities or friendships beyond his minuscule support network, that’s a sacrifice Evin is willing to make. When he suffers a burn baking teething biscuits, the last person Evin expects to encounter in the ER is Ben, his lover from college—and the man who left him without a word of explanation.

Ben knows it won’t be easy to earn Evin’s trust and prove he’s not the same man Evin once knew, but he can’t bear to watch Evin struggle to care for Micah, hurting and alone. He wants back in Evin’s life, as a friend and hopefully more, but Evin’s heart is fragile, and the years have changed him too.

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Despite a life-threatening injury sustained in a vaulting accident, top gymnast Christopher Allen is determined to get back to his former perfect condition and compete again. Brian Rainings is a coach in need of someone to believe in, and he takes Chris on, admiring the spirit and determination that drives Chris to succeed. And admiring the sturdy, muscled body Chris maintains.

Admiration soon leads to something much hotter as they train together. From their scorching first kiss, Brian and Chris’s chemistry is obvious, but they have a long road ahead to get Chris back into shape. Months of hard work lead to success, with Chris gaining strength every day and finally finding the elusive sponsor he needs for financial support. Secrets, hidden dangers, and family troubles plague them, though, and they have to face the fact that Chris might never compete again and score that perfect ten.

Second Edition.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.

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Quando Jackson Rawlings fa coming out, perde tutto, dalla sua casa discografica fino alla sicurezza necessaria per esibirsi sul palco, e si convince che il mondo ce l’abbia con lui. Distrutto e spaventato, si rifugia nel suo ranch a Hallesford. Desidera solo trascorrere il resto della sua vita in tranquillità e lontano dai riflettori.

Ma il destino interferisce con i suoi progetti.

Marques Lopez è il proprietario della Phoenix Records, e non solo non sopporta quello che è successo a Jackson, ma ritiene che l’uomo abbia ancora molto da dare all’industria musicale. Si reca quindi nella piccola città di provincia per cercare il cantante, e quando lo trova scopre che è solo l’ombra dell’artista che era un tempo. A peggiorare le cose, il cuore e il corpo di Marques lo pongono davanti a una scelta difficile, se non troverà il modo di conciliare affari e piacere.

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De simples desserts

Contes d'un étrange livre de cuisine

Contes d'un étrange livre de cuisine, numéro hors série

Boone Walton a fait de son mieux pour mettre de la distance entre son passé et lui. Il s’est investi dans sa nouvelle vie, sa galerie d’art à La Nouvelle-Orléans et son amitié avec Scott Wren. Les choses semblent enfin normales, et Boone ne pourrait pas être plus heureux.

Scott Wren, chef cuisinier, veut plus qu’une vie normale avec Boone. Il veut une vraie relation, mais Boone est terrifié – et pas à cause du fantôme qui hante l’appartement de Scott, ni même ses parents. Non, le passé de Boone s’apprête à lui rendre visite, et la seule chose qui pourrait se mettre entre Boone, Scott et la recette douteuse d’une mousse au chocolat trouvée dans un curieux livre de cuisine, serait la rivière de douleur que Boone a dû traverser pour arriver où il en est. Il y a cependant un secret derrière les ingrédients, un secret qui pourrait révéler l’amour et la confiance qui ont manqué dans la vie de Boone.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Perchance to Dream
London Lads

A London Lads Story

Garry’s at the end of his tether. He’s waiting at Glasgow Airport to meet his friend Will, on their way to a holiday in a Scottish Highlands hotel. Now there’s a ten-hour delay to incoming flights, the seat in the lounge is more like an instrument of torture, and he’s beyond tired of airport food.

He’s also dreading having to apologise for the pass he recently made at Will, his colleague at a London bank, under the influence of too many beers and a long-held crush. Now Will’s been offered a new job offer on a continent thousands of miles away, Garry realises it may be the end of their close friendship—let alone anything more.

To add to Garry’s stress, he’s treated to the company of Emily and Max, two young people who think he needs educating in the ways of the world. Struggling with their well-meaning help and the startling mess from spilled ketchup and noxious-smelling sweets, he’s encouraged to re-examine how he feels about Will and to decide what kind of journey he’d really like them to take together.

Second Edition.

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2010.

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Like Two Parting Seas

States of Love | Idaho

After two years of internet chats and crappy video calls, Nathan and Leonardo will finally meet face-to-face, and the anticipation is killing them both. Their slow-simmering desire to be together soon boils over as Nathan shows Leo around his hometown of Boise, Idaho. Witty conversation fills their days, passion fills their nights, and both young men know they belong in each other’s lives. But how can a romance, let alone a relationship, work when Nathan’s career is in Boise and Leo must soon return to his home in Italy? Since neither is ready to say goodbye to the budding love affair, they’re determined to find a solution before the end of Leo’s holiday.

 

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

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Bryan hat schon sein ganzes Leben lang heiße Fantasien von Cowboys. Er zieht sich sogar, wie sein Mitbewohner es nennt, ein „Cowboykostüm“ an, wenn er in seinen Lieblingsclub geht, in der Hoffnung, die Aufmerksamkeit eines echten Cowboys auf sich zu ziehen. Dann lädt ihn Curtis auf ein Bier ein, und Bryan zweifelt keinen Augenblick daran, dass er ein richtiges Original ist. Doch können sie mehr aus einer Nacht voll unglaublichem Sex machen, sobald Bryan Curtis gegenüber zugibt, dass das einzige Pferd, auf dem er je geritten ist, ein Pony auf einer Geburtstagsfeier war?

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Coasting

States of Love | Mississippi

What happens when you need something but don’t know what it is? Why not look in a place you never heard of?

Out and proud elementary school teacher Cal Hamilton thought he was happy in Philadelphia, but after a breakup, he steps back to reassess his life and discovers something is missing. He gets in his car and drives south with no idea what he hopes to find. The flip of a coin leads him to a small town in Mississippi—practically a different world from the city where he grew up.

Police officer Billy Labarre keeps his sexuality mostly to himself, but he knows just what he needs to fill the hole in his quiet small-town life: the right man. Unfortunately attitudes toward gay men still leave a lot to be desired in the rural South, and it’s hard to meet someone. It’s not likely his perfect match is just going to show up out of the blue….

 

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

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The Shore Thing

States of Love | Delaware

Sunburned Delaware native Dale Seward spends his summers wrangling lifeguards and cracking crabs. His winters are a whole lot colder.

Nico Travelli’s never even seen the ocean, but when his family’s plans for him get derailed, he realizes his future in their upscale Italian restaurants might be over, and it’s time for something new. He’s hypnotized by his first look at the Atlantic—until a wave takes him out. Luckily, Dale’s there to pull him to safety.

Dale knows better than to fall for a summer person, but that doesn’t mean he can’t show Nico a good time. Between the ice cream cones and the put-put golf, these two lonely hearts soon find themselves in over their heads.

But when Nico is tempted by a second chance at the life he always thought he wanted, will he be brave enough to give it up for the possibility of true love with Dale? And what does the sexy lifeguard do during the winter? In a state as small as Delaware, secrets are bound to come out.

 

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

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While most pirates sail in search of riches, Captain Devon Hall, the infamous Phantom of the Caribbean, is driven by vengeance. Devon has sworn to put an end to the corrupt governor of Jamaica and break the ruthless man’s stranglehold in the Caribbean.

When Devon is wounded and stranded on land, an unlikely rescuer comes to his aid. Brett Campbell is nothing like his uncle, the governor, and his goals are not so different from Devon’s. Brett longs for freedom, but his obligations to protect those under his uncle’s control keep him from fleeing. Throwing in with Devon might increase both their chances of success—and survival.

When the governor’s attempts to destroy Devon escalate and place Brett in danger and in the hands of the ruthless and depraved pirate Captain Blackburn, Devon must risk everything to save the man he loves and repay his enemies.

All Devon’s ever wanted is his ship, his freedom, friends who stand by his side through thick and thin, and someone to love. But facing dangers at sea and on land, Devon wonders if they will live to enjoy it all.

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The Foxling Soldati

Soldati Hearts | Book 2

Sequel to The Soldati Prince

Soldati Hearts: Book Two

Foxling Toka has served the Soldati king for centuries, and now he attends to the kingdom’s cherished Soldati prince. It’s a position of honor, and as Toka helps the once-human prince adapt to their magical realm, he finds joy in their friendship. He also grows bolder in his encounters with Rayner, Soldati warrior and the king’s second. But the laws are clear: servants and Soldati are not permitted to mate. It doesn’t matter that Toka lost his heart to the dashing cad long ago.

Rayner never imagined he would fall in love with a servant, but the clever and beautiful foxling has ensnared him, and he resents the regulations keeping them apart. When an arrogant and spiteful king visits from a neighboring realm, Rayner is in danger of losing everything. But Soldati warriors don’t surrender, and he intends to fight all the harder to keep Toka where he belongs—in Rayner’s arms.

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Quando, in una calda notte d’estate, Mason James si ferma per prestare soccorso, non sa ancora quali cambiamenti porterà quel semplice atto di gentilezza. Dopo aver dato un passaggio a casa a un uomo anziano, Mason scopre un mondo nuovo, magico e a tratti pericoloso, un mondo che non riesce a capire. Ma incontra anche Luc Toussaint, ed è passione a prima vista. Nemmeno il segreto che Luc custodisce potrà tenere Mason lontano dalla verità circa il suo passato e il loro amore.

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Feather and Scroll

The Shifters | Book Eleven

The Shifters: Book Eleven

Agent Pan has spent most of his adult life protecting shape-shifters from the Knights—an organization bent on their annihilation—and keeping the secret war in the shadows where it belongs. But the Knights are growing bolder, and a new threat has resurfaced after being buried in the ocean for decades.

An ancient scroll, a key to a devastating weapon, is now in the hands of a recalcitrant Russian hawk shifter named Viktor. As a bird shifter, he knows his duty is to protect the scroll, but he wants nothing to do with the war. He leads a quiet life and wants to keep it that way. But when agents come knocking on his door, he finds it difficult to resist the charms of Agent Pan, especially since this isn’t their first meeting.

Two years earlier they spent a passionate weekend together, neither aware of the other’s true identity. Viktor never really got over Pan. Now with sexual tension at its peak, they must learn to trust each other and work as a team to protect not only their loved ones, but every shifter in the world.

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Wheat Kings and Pretty Things

World of Love | Saskatchewan, Canada

As soon as he graduated high school, Paul Thompson fled the tiny, heavily Ukrainian town of Liddon, Saskatchewan, for bigger and better things. Now in his late thirties, Paul owns a struggling art gallery in Toronto. His grandmother’s one-hundredth birthday is approaching, and Paul will return to place where he grew up for the first time since he left. 

The town—and the province—don’t match Paul’s memories. Have they changed? Or has he? He reconnects with Dylan Shevchenko, an old friend who now teaches phys. ed. in Regina. When Paul learns his grandmother had an Aboriginal son he never knew about, he wonders what else he missed while he was away. Did he make the right choice all those years ago? He receives the rare opportunity to start over when he discovers a gallery for sale in Regina. He’s faced with a choice between his youthful dreams in the big city and making a life with Dylan in a place that somehow finally feels like home.

 

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

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