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Mr. & Mr. Auster

Auf den ersten Blick

Fortsetzung zu Die Queen und der Homo Jock King

Anlässlich  der Vermählung von

Paul Auster

und

Vincent Taylor

Geben sich das glückliche Paar mit ihren Familien und Freunden die Ehre

Euch alle herzlich einzuladen

Paul  Auster und Vince Taylor wollen keine große Feier. Sie wollen einfach nur heiraten. Ist das etwa zu viel verlangt?

Als der große Tag näher rückt, droht die Lage außer Kontrolle zu geraten. Wohlmeinende Freunde und eine Familie, die sich ständig einmischt, dazu noch eine Dragqueen mit ihren ganz eigenen Ideen darüber, wie man einen Junggesellenabschied gebührend feiert … Paul und Vince sind wahrlich nicht zu beneiden.

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Tra finzione e realtà

Wrench Wars – Gli assi dei motori

Un libro della serie Wrench Wars - Gli assi dei motori

Grazie  alla partecipazione al popolare reality show Wrench Wars, l’officina di Reggie fa finalmente affari d’oro. Al proprietario il successo sembra un buon compromesso tra i conti correnti in attivo e i salti mortali imposti dal network. 

Wes, uno dei produttori di più basso livello dello show, ha l’incarico di proporre a Reggie un nuovo spin-off. Il bel meccanico lo tiene sulle spine già nei giorni normali, ma stavolta Wes ha in mano delle carte che non può scoprire. I dirigenti gli stanno con il fiato sul collo e pretendono che presenti a Reggie uno show che l’uomo non accetterà mai di fare, anche se un rifiuto metterebbe a rischio la sua partecipazione al programma già in corso. 

La rete è certa che Reggie rifiuterà di firmare. Ma nessuno si aspetta che il messaggero si innamori dell’uomo di cui i capi stanno cercando di sbarazzarsi.

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Ride Along

States of Love | Maryland

Drew Nolan is a loud-and-proud mystery writer with a brutal case of writer’s block. He needs practical experience with the Baltimore police beat to get his latest manuscript to his publisher on time. When he wins a ride-along at a writer’s conference, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot… until he meets his partner.

Closeted cop Josh de Oliveira lost his family, his partner, and the respect of his unit—all for doing the right thing. Recently busted back down to patrol, he’s relieved to get a cushy assignment at the Author’s Police Institute where he’ll take one lucky writer on a ride-along. Unfortunately, his author looks like he belongs in the backseat of Josh’s squad car—long, ginger dreadlocks, piercings, and an “I would bottom you so hard” T-shirt. But there’s something about Drew Josh is having a hard time resisting. 

It’s going to be a long night and one hell of a ride as opposites attract and realize they share a lot in common beneath the surface. As animosity becomes desire, they realize they can help each other out—in more ways than one.

 

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

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Der Unbeugsame

Krieg der Werkstätten

Ein Titel der Krieg der Werkstätten Serie

Jeder  in Jim Irvings Werkstatt will nichts mehr, als bei Krieg der Werkstätten, einer neuen Reality-Show über Mechaniker, mitzumachen. Jeder, außer des talentierten Mechanikers Chandler Scott, der einzige Angestellte, der sich weigert, den Vertrag zu unterschreiben. Die anderen versuchen, ihn zu überreden, denn ohne Chandler — und den Streitigkeiten mit seinem Chef — wird niemand an der Show teilnehmen.

Chandlers einziger Verbündeter ist Jims Sohn, Mark, der gezwungen ist, in der Werkstatt seines Vaters zu arbeiten, bis er sein Studentendarlehen zurückgezahlt hat oder einen besseren Job findet — und der seit einer Weile Chandlers heimlicher Liebhaber ist.

Dann artet eine kleine Fummelei in der Werkstatt aus und gibt dem Sender Munition, um Chandler zu erpressen, mit der Drohung, dass sie Mark bei seinem Vater outen. Jetzt wird Chandler in die Enge getrieben und Mark muss sich entscheiden, wie weit er bereit ist zu gehen, um den Mann zu beschützen, mit dem er sich das Bett teilt … und der ihm möglicherweise auch das Herz gestohlen hat.

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Riding the Circuit

Riding Cowboy Flats | Book Three

Riding Cowboy Flats: Book Three

Rodeo cowboy Frost Barton spends most of his time on tour, and that’s the way he likes it. But when his dad dies suddenly, Frost returns to southern New Mexico to attend the funeral and help his mom decide what to do with their small family ranch. Frost is already considering retiring from bull riding and planting his itchy feet in the ground. Meeting horse trainer Matt Morales just adds another pull in that direction, though Frost still isn’t sure he’s ready to give up the circuit—even if Matt makes settling down look mighty tempting.

Matt is old enough to know better, but he falls for Frost anyway. They only have so much time to spend together before Frost goes back on tour, but Matt believes they might have something special. He keeps the home fires burning while Frost earns his living, but Matt hopes he can convince Frost to come home—to stay.

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Sunset at Pencarrow

World of Love | New Zealand

Kiwi Nathaniel Dunn is in a fighting mood, but how does a man fight Wellington’s famous fog? In the last year, Nate’s lost his longtime lover to boredom and his ten-year job to the economy. Now he’s found a golden opportunity for employment where he can even use his artistic talent, but to get the job, he has to get to Christchurch today. Heavy fog means no flight, and the ticket agent is ignoring him to fawn over a beautiful but annoying, overly polite American man.

Rusty Beaumont can deal with a canceled flight, but the pushy Kiwi at the ticket counter is making it difficult for him to stay cool. The guy rubs him all the wrong ways despite his sexy working-man look, which Rusty notices even though he’s not looking for a man to replace the fiancé who died two years ago. Yet when they’re forced to share a table at the crowded airport café, Nate reveals the kind heart behind his grumpy façade. An earthquake, sex in the bush, and visits from Nate’s belligerent ex turn a day of sightseeing into a slippery slope that just might land them in love.

 

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

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De la nourriture pour l'esprit

Contes d'un étrange livre de cuisine

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

Emmett Gant avait l’intention de dire à son père quelque chose de vraiment important un dimanche matin… Mais son père est décédé avant qu’il ait pu le lui dire. À présent, près de trois ans plus tard, il ne semble pas savoir avec qui il devrait être… la fille aux joues comme des pommes et son impressionnante famille ou Keegan, son voisin narquois, qui ne voit jamais sa famille, mais qui le rend vraiment heureux juste en venant discuter avec lui.

Emmett a vraiment besoin de clarté.

Heureusement pour lui, la mère de son meilleur ami a un livre de cuisine qui promet de lui donner de la bonne nourriture et de la perspicacité. Emmett est intrigué. Le livre le suit chez lui et Keegan et lui décident de faire la recette « Pour plus de clarté » et ce qui s’ensuit est à la fois très clair et un peu surprenant, surtout pour la petite amie d’Emmett. Ce dernier va devoir réfléchir à son passé et à la chose vraiment importante qu’il n’a pas pu dire à son père s’il veut obtenir la recette de l’amour juste.

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Eine lockere Sache

Will & Patrick (Deutsch) | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Will & Patrick

Patrick Mason fährt nach Bristol, um dort den Sommer mit seinem Bruder Ben zu verbringen. Er ist zwei Wochen lang sein Katzensitter, während Ben im Urlaub ist. Aber Ben vergaß zu erwähnen, dass Patrick nicht alleine in der Wohnung sein würde. Will Adams – Bens Kumpel und seit langer Zeit Patricks Schwarm – okkupiert Bens Gästezimmer, bis er nach einer Trennung in sein neues Haus ziehen kann.

Wider besseren Wissens überzeugt Patrick Will davon, dass ein wenig Spaß ohne Verpflichtungen genau das ist, was sie brauchen. Patrick will sich nicht mit jemanden einlassen, der noch seiner letzten Beziehung hinterhertrauert, und Will ist nicht daran interessiert, eine ernsthafte Beziehung mit einem Studenten anzufangen. Aber Patrick war nie gut darin, Sex und Gefühle zu trennen, und dieses Mal bildet keine Ausnahme. Als ihre zwei gemeinsamen Wochen zu Ende gehen, müssen sie entscheiden, ob es zwischen ihnen etwas gibt, was es wert ist, vertieft zu werden, oder ob es wirklich nur eine lockere Sache ist.

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Frank at Heart

Foothills Pride Stories

A Foothills Pride Story

Everything about thirty-five-year-old Stone Acres hardware store owner Frank McCord is old-fashioned—from his bow tie and overalls to the way he happily makes house calls to his dreams of lasting romance, true love, and marriage. Frank’s predecessors have run the store and been mainstays in the small California town for over a century. While genial Frank upholds tradition and earns the respect of friends and neighbors, he fears he’s too dull and old to attract a husband.

Then handsome thirty-six-year-old electronic games designer Christopher Darling and his fifteen-year-old son, Henry, come into his life. Christopher has everything Frank could want in a potential partner: charm, kindness, and compatibility. Also, he’s a terrific father to Henry. When their Stone Acres home turns out to be uninhabitable, Frank offers the Darlings temporary lodging in his ancestral farmhouse, where he and his tenant Emil reside. Since Emil thinks Frank is his, sparks fly. Suddenly, Frank’s monotonous life promises to explode with love and threatens to change him forever.

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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

States of Love | Montana

David Marks is looking for the perfect place to film his new web series and recover from his latest failed relationship. When reclusive writer Michael Sharp opens his Montana ranch to paying guests, David knows he’s found the right place—but he doesn’t expect to find Mr. Right too.

Forty years ago Michael Sharp’s father was murdered in front of him. No one believed a six-year-old boy’s testimony against the powerful Carver brothers. For years Michael has lived in self-imposed exile, the only living witness who can bring down the Carver criminal empire. But now the money is running out, and he’s forced to play host to a troupe of temperamental web actors and their energetically attractive director in order to stay alive.

The Carvers aren’t about to stand for rebellion. Michael has outlived his usefulness. Now Michael and David have to find a way to end this fight once and for all, finding justice for Michael’s father and meeting David’s funding deadline—all before one or both of them ends up dead.

 

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

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Nach Art der Wölfe

Den Schleier heben | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Den Schleier heben

Kris Ellis dachte, die Zeit arrangierter Ehen wäre lange vorbei – aber das war, bevor die Große Enthüllung bewies, dass mythische Wesen unter den Menschen leben. Nun hat ein medizinischer Routintest gezeigt, dass Kris einen Gefährten hat, einen Werwolf namens Rafael King.

Kris hat gerade seinen Collegeabschluss gemacht und hat Pläne für sein zukünftiges Leben. Für immer an jemanden gebunden zu sein, den er nie getroffen hat, gehört nicht dazu. Dann erhält er einen Anruf von Rafe und beginnt, seine Meinung zu ändern. Wie muss es sein, zweihundert Jahre auf seinen wahren Gefährten zu warten? 

Rafe ist geduldig, stark und freundlich, und nicht zu vergessen - verdammt attraktiv. Alles, was Kris über wahre Gefährten gehört hat, bewahrheitet sich. In dem Moment, als sie sich treffen, fliegen die Funken. Aber Kris und Rafe sind sehr verschieden, und nach Art der Wölfe zu leben, ist gefährlich. Ist ihre Liebe es wert, um sie zu kämpfen?

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2nd Edition

After winning Olympic gold four years ago, Justin retired from swimming, and he’s been floundering ever since. The Fourth of July finds him contemplating doing something stupid, so Justin calls up his former coach, Chris Jarvis. To his surprise, Coach answers.

When Justin retired, Chris cut all ties with the swimmer he’d fallen in love with. He never wanted Justin to love him just because it was easy. But he’s been waiting for Justin to reach out, and he’ll gladly take Justin back into his life.

When he finds out Justin is drowning in a pool of self-doubt and the belief that his happy years are behind him, Chris realizes he made a mistake letting go so suddenly, and that Justin needs structure and a firm, dominant hand to keep him on the right track. It’s time to remedy that error—as long as he can convince Justin that it’s really love.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2013.

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The sea is full of jealously guarded secrets, but everything washes up eventually….

Betrayed by a trusted partner, Nathan figures he might as well be lost and heartbroken in the sunshine, and he heads to the coast of South Carolina, to stay with a friend and find a new direction for his life. But despite his efforts, he is lost in the fog, unable to find a guiding light and sometimes unable to find a reason to go on. His only respite from depression and anxiety is the soothing rhythm of the tides and the comfort he draws from proximity to the water.

When the sea sends a lifeline in the form of a strange and beautiful man, it’s easy for Nathan to ignore all the things that don’t add up about his new friend. But the tides can turn without notice, and it’s those mystical traits that will either finally lead Nathan safely to shore or drown him in confusion and despair.

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Blaue Tage

Mangrove Stories (Deutsch)

Ein Titel der Mangrove Stories Serie

Sich in einen Kollegen zu vergucken, ist selten eine gute Idee, speziell für einen Mann, der eine letzte Chance bekommt, seine Karriere zu retten. Doch von dem Moment an, in dem Dwyer Knolls dem gutaussehenden, aber unbeholfenen Takeo Hiroyuki begegnet, scheint er nur noch die falschen Entscheidungen zu treffen.

Takeos Leben besteht aus einer Reihe vergeblicher Versuche, seinen konservativen japanischen Vater zufrieden zu stellen. Unglücklicherweise ist die erfolgreiche Ausübung seines Jobs genauso schwierig für ihn wie der Wechsel von homo- zu heterosexuell. Aber ein Augenmerk auf Dwyer Knolls zu haben – darin ist er wirklich gut.

Auf einer Geschäftsreise nach Mangrove, Florida, wird aus Takeos` und Dwyers zögerlicher Freundschaft plötzlich mehr – viel mehr. Ist ihre Liebe stark genug, um ihre Karrieren dafür zu riskieren, oder haben sie die plötzliche, intensive Leidenschaft nur der lauen Brise des blauen Ozeans zu verdanken?

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Segreti di provincia

Holly Creek (Italiano) | Libro 2

Serie Holly Creek, Libro 2

Jefferson Lee Davis, il nuovo responsabile alle pubbliche relazioni di Holly Creek, si sta preparando per il prossimo grande evento in città, la Fiera delle Rose. Il lavoro fila liscio, ma il cammino del vero amore si presenta irto di difficoltà. Il suo bel fidanzato, lo sceriffo Zane Yarbrough, riceve delle misteriose telefonate di cui non vuole discutere. E mentre Jefferson Lee viene colto dalla gelosia, un misterioso e affascinante straniero si intrufola nella piccola comunità. In cerca di risposte, Jefferson Lee coinvolge la sua migliore amica Clover Crofton, che lo aiuta a ideare un piano per svelare i segreti dello sceriffo. Ma i due amici finiscono nei guai, mettendo alla prova la relazione tra Jefferson e Zane, che dovranno affrontare i loro problemi di fiducia. E forse anche Clover si troverà a imparare una cosetta o due.

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2nd Edition

Boone Phillips needs a girlfriend—now! If he shows up to the family reunion alone, his mother will throw every woman in sight at him. But the only “woman” Boone trusts enough to ask is Honey, the drag queen alter ego of his best friend, Rob. It’s a crazy idea, but Boone is desperate.

Boone wins Rob over to the idea after first going on a “date” with him as Honey, but everything feels different once the plan is set in motion. Between nosy relatives, illegal moonshine, and the sight of Rob in white lace panties, Boone starts to wonder if he’s as straight as he thought. When an earth-shattering kiss sends Rob running, however, Boone learns some surprising things about both his family and himself. Now he needs to convince Rob to give him another chance, or his first taste of Honey might also be his last.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2016.

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The Sun Still Rises

World of Love | Spain

Erik’s father lived for Pamplona’s yearly festival and the running of the bulls. Now he’s gone, and Erik flies to Pamplona on a whim to see the festival his father loved—without booking a room first. He’s looking at sleeping on the ground until friendly David from the tourism office offers to share his home. 

When Erik realizes he trusts David, that he might even be willing to face his anxiety to get to know David better, he begins to understand what this trip could mean. Pamplona is even more beautiful when seen through David’s eyes, and Erik might have traveled around the world just to find himself. But can he hold on to his newfound confidence—and to David—when it’s time to go home?

 

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

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La guerre des moteurs, numéro hors série

Quand le garage de Reggie prend part à une émission de télé-réalité célèbre, les affaires marchent mieux que jamais. Et remettre les finances du garage du bon côté du zéro vaut bien la peine de s’enfoncer dans les machinations de la chaîne.

Face aux faibles audiences de l’émission, Wes, producteur, est désigné pour proposer un nouveau spin-off à Reggie. Le mécanicien sexy le fait déjà transpirer en temps normal, mais cette fois, Wes ne peut pas tout dire. Avec les producteurs sur son dos, il est censé présenter une émission que Reggie n’acceptera jamais, même si son refus signait la fin de sa participation à La Guerre des Moteurs.

Et la chaîne compte bien sur le refus de Reggie. Mais ils ne s’attendaient pas à ce que leur messager tombe sous le charme de l’homme qu’ils tentent de renvoyer.

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