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The Wounded Heart

The Grim Life | Book Two

A Harmony Ink Press Title

The Grim Life: Book Two

Dating is tough… especially when you’re dead.

Max and Kody never really figured life out, and their afterlife isn’t proving any easier. They were supposed to live happily ever after, escorting souls to heaven for the Big Guy—as in God—but then their boss, the mysterious angel Slade, delivered some shocking news about the undead.

Their afterlife just got a lot more complicated.

The appearance of the undead shades can only mean one thing: wraiths—the malevolent incarnation of stranded spirits. But what do they want with Kody? If that wasn’t enough for Max to worry about, Slade makes a cryptic remark about the end of Max and Kody’s relationship—and Max already resents the time Kody spends with Slade.

Kody’s family is still reeling from his death, and his sister is spiraling out of control. She blames their mother, religion, and God. When Kody and Max form a plan to help save her faith and her heart, it could bring the wraiths into the mortal world… and the boys might not have the power to fight them.

Only love can push back the darkness and heal the wounds in their hearts. But sorrow and confusion might drive a wedge between Max and Kody when they need most to stand together.

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An Unlocked Mind

Secrets | Book Two

Secrets: Book Two

Rob Daniels is determined to prove to himself that his brother Alex got it wrong. Alex believes he found love through BDSM; Rob is certain that’s not possible. He even makes several visits to a London club to prove his point. But when he attends the grand opening of Secrets, Rob gets a shock, one that has him fleeing, vowing never to return—until he does… and runs into the brick wall that is Dom Vic Prentiss. As first meetings go, theirs is a disaster.

The more time he spends around Rob, the more convinced Vic becomes of two things—one, something is eating away at Rob, and two, he’s looking for something. Every instinct tells Vic to help him, but trying to unlock the secrets hidden in Rob’s mind requires a key. All Vic has to do is find it. Because maybe then he’ll get to see the real Rob, the man who’s scared to let go….

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Fire and Flint

Carlisle Deputies

A Carlisle Deputies Novel

Jordan Erichsohn suspects something is rotten about his boss, Judge Crawford. Unfortunately he has nowhere to turn and doubts anyone will believe his claims—least of all the handsome deputy, Pierre Ravelle, who has been assigned to protect the judge after he received threatening letters. The judge has a long reach, and if he finds out Jordan’s turned on him, he might impede Jordan adopting his son, Jeremiah.

When Jordan can no longer stay silent, he gathers his courage and tells Pierre what he knows. To his surprise and relief, Pierre believes him, and Jordan finds an ally… and maybe more. Pierre vows to do what it takes to protect Jordan and Jeremiah and see justice done. He’s willing to fight for the man he’s growing to love and the family he’s starting to think of as his own. But Crawford is a powerful and dangerous enemy, and he’s not above ripping apart everything Jordan and Pierre are trying to build in order to save himself….

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Choix et conséquences

THIRDS (Français) | Tome 6

Suite d'À contre-courant

THIRDS, tome 6

Calvin Summers et Ethan Hobbs sont les meilleurs amis depuis l’enfance, mais quelque part en cours de route, leur amitié s’est transformée en quelque chose de plus. Suite à l’explosion du Centre de Jeunesse Therian, Calvin réalise combien la vie peut être courte et cesse de garder secret les sentiments qu’il ressent pour son ami. Malheureusement, le changement est difficile pour Ethan ; la plupart du temps, il parvient à gérer son mutisme sélectif et son anxiété sociale. Mais la confession de Calvin ajoute une nouvelle difficulté à affronter pour Ethan, une qui, il le craint, pourrait lui coûter l’amitié qui constitue son monde depuis aussi longtemps qu’il se souvienne.

En tant que partenaires et Agents Défense au THIRDS, faire partie de Destructive Delta est ardu dans le meilleur des cas, mais entre les interventions sur le terrain et les situations potentiellement fatales, Calvin et Ethan avancent en affrontant non seulement les défis de leur travail, mais en œuvrant également à un avenir où ils seraient plus que de simples amis.

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Wyeth Becker is a quiet man. Staid, serious, calm. A librarian. When he meets preschool teacher Deeze Long, he discovers joy for the first time in his life. With joy comes laughter, excitement, and a new way to look at the world through the eyes of the kindest, most loving man he has ever met.

When tragedy strikes and Deeze loses his joy, it is Wyeth who helps him find it again. It is Wyeth, the man who never truly understood happiness, who pays that gift back. Giving all he can of himself to the man who changed his life. Restoring in Deeze what he now so desperately needs.

But the road of their relationship doesn’t end there. The joys and sorrows of life are never-ending. As they set out to weather the highs and lows together, Wyeth and Deeze hang on to the one thing that makes all the tears and laughter worthwhile.

Love.

For only through love can life be truly savored at all.

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Fangs and Catnip

Dead and Breakfast
Dreamspun Beyond | #9

A Dead and Breakfast Novel

A romance worth fighting for—tooth and claw.

Solitary vampire Fallon Underwood gets all the social interaction he needs being the silent partner at the Dead and Breakfast B and B high in the Colorado mountains. Change is hard for Fallon, so when his business partner, Tanner, suggests hiring a new manager for the inn, he’s adamant that they don’t need help, especially not in the form of bouncy werecat Carter Hughes.

Carter is a happy-go-lucky kitty, and he loves the hospitality industry, so the D and B ought to be a great place for him. He falls for Fallon as soon as he picks up one of Fallon’s novels, and begins to woo the vamp with gifts. When Fallon finally succumbs to Carter’s feline charms, the results are unexpected, to say the least. Their mating will have irreversible consequences—for their bodies and their hearts.

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High Test

Dreamspun Desires | #47

The coffee is rich. Hayden isn't. But Neal doesn't need to know that—yet.

Hayden Owens is just your typical graduate student working his way through school as a barista for the Owens Coffee Company—no relation. But he keeps the “no relation” part to himself when he meets dashing architect, Neal Kirchner, a successful older man from an old-money family. Hayden doesn’t exactly lie, but he figures it can’t hurt for Neal to believe he’s a rich kid. After all, Hayden doesn’t want Neal thinking he’s a gold digger.

The closer they become, the harder it gets for Hayden to come clean. Something always seems to get in the way. When a company bankruptcy and a jilted, vindictive woman threaten to expose his charade, Hayden thinks it’s all gone down the drain. Luckily Neal is ready with some innocent trickery of his own.

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Suite de De A à Z

Coda, numéro hors série

 

La lettre Z

Zach et Angelo se sont faits à leur nouvelle vie à Coda dans le Colorado. Avec l’aide de leurs amis Matt et Jared, ils ont trouvé leur place dans la communauté. Zach et Angelo explorent aussi les particularités de leur relation, mais quand ils prennent une décision que Jared désapprouve, Angelo se fâche avec le meilleur ami de son partenaire. Et le partenaire de son meilleur ami.

Lorsqu’ils décident de partir quelques jours à Las Vegas, Angelo croit que Jared et lui sont sur la voie de la réconciliation. Mais lorsqu’ils rencontrent par hasard l’ex-petit ami de Zach, Angelo se remet en question, ainsi que leur relation. Matt et Jared ont toujours été là lorsque Zach et Angelo ont eu besoin d’aide. Mais quand il s’agit de leur relation, leurs amis pourraient plus être le mal que le remède.

 

Paris de A à Z

Zach Mitchell et son amant Angelo Green sont en route pour Paris – en compagnie de leurs amis de Coda Matt et Jared – afin d’assister au mariage de Jon et Cole. Matt devra faire face à l’ex-amant de Jared et Angelo devra passer toute une semaine avec l’ex-petit ami de Zach. Entre la jalousie de Matt et le mauvais caractère d’Angelo, Zach se dit qu’ils auront de la chance qu’ils passent la semaine sans que l’un des fiancés se retrouve avec un bon œil au beurre noir. Mais très vite, Zach se rend compte qu’il devrait moins s’inquiéter d’Angelo et plus de lui-même. Affronter ses souvenirs doux-amers et son sentiment de culpabilité d’avoir brisé le cœur de Jon est plus difficile que prévu. Mais s’il veut un avenir avec Angelo, Zach devra trouver le moyen de surmonter son passé.

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Im Alleingang

Spielzüge

Ein Titel der Spielzüge Serie

Die Zukunft des zwanzig Jahre alten Lane Courtnall sieht rosig aus, nachdem er gedraftet wurde, für die Jacksonville Sea Storm zu spielen, dem Farmteam einer NHL-Mannschaft, auch wenn er sich als schwuler Mann in der Minor League unwohl fühlt. Er hat sich schon mehr als einmal im Ton vergriffen und damit seine Mannschaftskameraden gegen sich aufgebracht. Dann gerät er in einem Spiel gegen die Savannah Renegades, die Rivalen seiner Mannschaft, in einen Kampf mit dem Enforcer Jared Shore, bei dem die Handschuhe fliegen. Eine seltsame Art, eine Beziehung zu beginnen.

Jared hat den Großteil seiner Karriere in den Minor Leagues gespielt. Er ist bisexuell und es kümmert ihn nicht, wer darüber Bescheid weiß. Aber er ist entschlossen, sich nicht wieder auf eine Affäre einzulassen, nachdem seine letzte ihn am Boden zerstört zurückgelassen hat. Aber vollkommen unerwartet führt ein One Night Stand mit dem Neuling Lane Courtnall dazu, dass er diesen Entschluss überdenkt. Durch Lane erinnert Jared sich daran, warum er das Spiel liebt und warum es sich lohnen könnte, sein Herz zu riskieren. Im Gegenzug hofft Jared, dass er Lane zeigen kann, wie er sich auf dem Eis, und abseits davon, in seiner Haut wohlfühlen kann. Aber sie befinden sich an unterschiedlichen Punkten in ihrer Karriere, und beide Männer müssen entscheiden, was ihnen am wichtigsten ist.

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A ventisei anni, Gordon Stafford pensa di avere i giorni contati. O almeno spera che lo siano. Prostrato dal senso di colpa e dal rammarico che scaturiscono dal terribile incidente d’auto di due anni prima in cui è rimasto ucciso un uomo, si sveglia ogni mattina con idee suicide. Anche se la legge gli ha assegnato un lavoro perché possa espiare le sue colpe, la redenzione personale è molto più difficile da raggiungere.

Poi Squirt – un semplice senzatetto che ha la sua croce da portare – lo salva da un destino terribile. Nel corso di quella notte, Gordon trova non solo una nuova luce da seguire, e forse persino uno scopo nella vita, ma anche la possibilità di un amore che lo aspetta alla fine del tunnel.

Gordon non avrebbe mai immaginato che sarebbe riuscito in qualche modo a perdonare se stesso, aprendo così il cuore abbastanza da ricevere accettazione e amore… proprio dalla persona a cui ha fatto più male.

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L'amour ne suffit pas

L'amour ne peut pas...

L'amour ne peut pas..., numéro hors série

Jeremy Cox a grandi dans une petite ville du Kansas, où sa vie était un enfer. Dès que possible, il s’en est échappé. La quarantaine passée, il gère les parcs publics de Portland, Oregon, tout en faisant de son mieux pour aider les gens de la rue, SDF et jeunes fugueurs. Son ex, Donny, dont il s’est séparé quelques années plus tôt à cause de ses addictions – alcool et drogue – réapparaît un jour devant sa porte et, par inadvertance, le met en grave danger. Comme si ça ne suffisait pas, Jeremy rencontre alors un homme fascinant, mais énigmatique, lui aussi hanté par son passé.

Qayin Hill ne possède pratiquement rien, à part des squelettes dans son placard et des démons dans sa tête. Ancien toxicomane en lutte permanente contre l’anxiété et la dépression, il ne sait pas combien de ses secrets il peut révéler à Jeremy ni comment réagir en réalisant que ce dernier veut le sauver de lui-même. 

Malgré leurs problèmes respectifs, Jeremy et Qay découvrent ensemble l’amitié, la passion et un fragile espoir d’un avenir à deux. À présent, il leur faut décider si l’amour peut tout conquérir, comme le prétend le vieil adage, ou s’il ne suffit pas.

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

You can’t realize your dream when you’re living someone else’s.

Swimming was Brandon’s passion, the water his escape—but all of that ended when his workaholic father shifted his focus from business to training Brandon to become an Olympic champion. What Brandon once did for love is now a chore performed to stave off his controlling father’s criticism.

Brandon meets and falls in love with Tyler, a swimmer from another team. Despite their busy schedules, they find time together away from prying eyes, largely thanks to their friend Joel. But when Brandon comes out to his father, he finds himself on the street, taking shelter beneath a bridge. With the river nearby to practice in and protection from the rain, things aren’t so bad. 

Then nature turns against him, and the resulting flood might be the one obstacle he can’t overcome.

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Angel 1089

Heaven Corp | Book One

Heaven Corp: Book One

A deal with the devil….

Gabriel 1089 is an angel—an enhanced and cybernetically modified human designed to protect the city in the sky called Heaven. He follows Heaven’s orders and fights its enemies. But when an attack by demons leaves him trapped on the earth below, missing both a metal wing and his network-enabled halo, he’s cut off from his home for good and at the mercy of one man.

Jeff Werth is used to demons in need of his mechanical expertise showing up on the doorstep of the junkyard he runs in Old Trent. However, he doesn’t expect to be stuck with an injured angel. Jeff owes the demons for saving his daughter’s life, so he does what they demand—he nurses the angel back to health and keeps close track of him as a possible pawn in the high-stakes war between Heaven above and the demons below. But he doesn’t expect the effect Gabe has on his heart, or having to choose between his daughter and the man he’s come to love.

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Samhain Publishing, 2010.

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Opposites attract, but are some differences too drastic for a romance to survive?

On the surface, Benson Howard Winthrop III and Hugh Bayard have a lot in common: they’re young, handsome, and blessed to be one of the wealthiest couples in the country. Surely they have everything anyone could want. But Ben is no longer satisfied with their long-running relationship. Hugh’s need to control every situation is suffocating him, and Ben needs to know if he can make it on his own merits by following his passion.

But Ben’s mother isn’t about to let her son live in a rundown apartment as a struggling actor. She’s determined to get him back to his rightful place at the top of the social ladder—and back with Hugh.

Rekindling their romance will require more than doing what’s expected. Ben and Hugh need to understand and embrace each other’s differences. They’ll have to support each other even when one makes a decision the other doesn’t agree with. For their passionate love to grow, they will need to redefine the meaning of romance… only then can they find true happiness.

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Tried & True

THIRDS | Book Ten

Sequel to Darkest Hour Before Dawn

THIRDS Book Ten

When THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley met Team Leader Sloane Brodie, he couldn’t have imagined how slamming into his new partner—literally—would shake both their worlds. Now four years later, they’ve faced dangers, fought battles both personal and professional… and fallen deeply in love. Now their big moment is finally in sight, and they’re ready to stand up together and make it official. Unfortunately, as the countdown to their big day begins, an enemy declares war on the THIRDS….

With their family in danger, Dex and Sloane are put to the test on how far into darkness they’ll walk to save those they love. As secrets are unearthed, a deadly betrayal is revealed, and Dex and Sloane must call on their Destructive Delta family for one last hurrah to put an end to the secret organization responsible for so much devastation.

Dex and Sloane will have plenty of bullets to dodge on the way to the altar, but with happiness within their grasp, they are determined to get there come hell or high water….

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À toute épreuve

Tout vient à point...

Suite de Question de temps, tomes 1 et 2

Jory Harcourt n’a pas besoin de chercher des ennuis. Où qu’il aille, ceux-ci semblent le trouver, en particulier quand son partenaire, Sam Kage, travaille sous couverture pour une équipe d’intervention fédérale.

Après avoir été forcé à mettre la clef sous la porte par la récession, Jory est embauché comme entremetteur et organisateur d’événements. Ce n’est plus qu’une question de temps avant que sa grande bouche et son attitude trop franche le jettent entre les pattes d’un riche héritier et d’un magnat de la drogue, qui veulent tous les deux le conquérir. Puis, comme si cette situation n’était pas déjà assez délicate, Jory retrouve la trace de son amant sous couverture, aux ordres du trafiquant.

Entre les hommes qui ont envie de lui et ce qui veulent simplement sa mort, Chicago devient un peu trop dangereux pour Jory, et sur le conseil de son frère, de son petit ami et du FBI, il se rend à Hawaï… où un grave accident menace le restant de ses jours. Est-ce que Sam et Jory garderont la foi et prouveront que leur relation est vraiment à toute épreuve ?

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Die Nacht überdauern

Lang Downs (Deutsch) | Buch 3

Buch 3 in der Serie – Lang Downs

Büroleiter Sam Emery ist arbeitslos und vom Glück verlassen.  Als seine ständig an ihm rumnörgelnde Frau die Scheidung will, wendet er sich an die einzige Person, die ihm noch geblieben ist, seinen Bruder Neil. Er rechnete nicht damit, dass Neil ihn ablehnen würde, aber dass die Neuigkeiten über seine Scheidung – und über seine sexuelle Orientierung – mit solch großer Akzeptanz aufgenommen werden würden, überraschte ihn sehr.

Neil nimmt Sam mit nach Lang Downs, die Schaffarm, die Neil sein Zuhause nennt. Dort lernt Sam, dass das Leben als schwuler Mann nicht unmöglich ist. Caine und Macklin, die Farmbesitzer, scheinen dies möglich zu machen. Als Caine Sam einen Job anbietet, wird für ihn ein Traum wahr.

Jeremy Taylor verlässt das einzige Zuhause, das er kennt, als die Schwulenfeindlichkeit seines Bruders unerträglich wird. Er sucht Zuflucht an dem einzigen Ort, von dem er weiß, dass er dort willkommen ist: Lang Downs. Er versteht sich auf Anhieb mit Sam — aber die Feindseligkeit zwischen Lang Downs und Jeremys Heimatfarm sitzt tief und die Jackaroos sind nicht gewillt, Jeremy so einfach zu akzeptieren. Aufgrund von Sams Unsicherheit und Jeremys prekärer Lage haben beide einen schweren Weg vor sich — auch ohne dass sie darauf warten müssen, dass Sams Scheidung endlich durch ist, bevor sie gemeinsam ein neues Leben beginnen können.

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Sabbia e fuoco

Serie Sull’Isola di Wight | Libro 2

Seguito di Sabbia e sale

Serie Sull’Isola di Wight, Libro 2

Dopo la straordinaria vacanza sull’isola di Wight durante la quale ha trovato l’amore della sua vita, Sam Owens lascia andare Liam Marshall a casa, negli Stati Uniti, a chiudere le questioni in sospeso prima del loro lieto fine. Quando le comunicazioni con Liam si interrompono, Sam comincia a preoccuparsi. Temendo il peggio, ingaggia suo fratello, l’agente della polizia metropolitana inglese Paul Owens, per aiutarlo a trovare il fidanzato e riportarlo a casa sano e salvo in tempo per il matrimonio. Per Paul non è difficile sbrogliare il mistero nella piccola città d’oltreoceano. Paul è bello e apertamente bisessuale, tutte cose che aumentano lo sconforto dell’ispettore che si occupa del caso, Olaf Skandik. 

Olaf è un ex-militare che continua a nascondere la propria sessualità anche dopo essere entrato a far parte del dipartimento di polizia. È frustrato, accerchiato dai muri che lui stesso ha eretto, e quando incontra Paul, si domanda se sia arrivato il momento di cambiare. Mentre è alla ricerca di Liam, Paul comincia a indagare anche su Olaf, e presto il lavoro si mescola al piacere, con un pizzico d’amore che potrebbe convincere l’ispettore a creare un futuro insieme con il poliziotto inglese.

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