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The Consumption of Magic

Tales From Verania

Sequel to A Destiny of Dragons

Sam of Wilds faced the Dark wizard Myrin and lived to tell the tale. Granted, the battle left him scarred, but things could be a hell of a lot worse.

It’s not until he reunites with Morgan of Shadows and Randall that he realizes just how much worse things could be.

Because the scars have meaning and hint at Myrin’s true plans for Sam and the Kingdom of Verania.

With time running out, Sam and his band of merry misfits—the unicorn Gary, the half-giant Tiggy, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart, and the dragon known as Kevin—must travel to the snowy mountains in the North and the heart of the Dark Woods to convince the remaining dragons to stand against Myrin. Along the way, Sam learns secrets of the past that will forever change the course of the future.

A reckoning is coming for Sam of Wilds, and there is nothing he can do to stop it.

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When his three-year-old daughter is kidnapped, Eric Wilson doesn’t have many options, and time is running out. With nowhere else to turn, he reaches out to his ex, influential businessman Brock Vencenza, whose money and contacts might be able to save Josie.

Brock never got over Eric’s loss, and he’s more than willing to help when Eric needs him most. Together with law enforcement and private security, they embark on a twisting investigation to find the little girl—and who wants to hurt her and destroy both men in the process. Under the circumstances, confessing he still has feelings for Eric would be inappropriate, but Brock can’t deny what’s in his heart. He doesn’t know if their love can be rekindled or if he can even protect Eric and Josie. But one thing is certain: Brock’s determined to be the hero in reality that he is in Eric’s eyes.

 

Second Edition

First edition published by Top Shelf, an imprint of Torquere Press, September 2009.

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Heart Unheard

Hearts Entwined

A Hearts Entwined Novel

The attraction between Brent Berkheimer and Scott Spearman peels the wallpaper, but Brent is Scott’s boss, and they’re both too professional to go beyond flirting. Their priorities realign after Scott is badly injured in an accident that costs him his hearing, and Brent realizes what is truly important… he wants Scott.

Scott pushes Brent away at first, fearing a new romance will just add to his problems, but perhaps he will find unexpected strength and solace in Brent’s support as he struggles to communicate with the world in a new way.

Just as they decide the chance of a happy future together is worth the risk, Scott and Brent discover darker challenges in their way—including evidence that the “accident” Scott suffered may not have been so accidental.

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Hurricane

Stormy Weather | Book Three

Galen and Shane are back in the final installment of the Stormy Weather series, and a tempest of epic proportions is brewing. Once they couldn’t get enough of each other, but now Galen’s long hours are driving a wedge between him and Shane. Lonely and starved for his lover’s attention, bartender Shane falls in with a new crowd that doesn’t have his best interests at heart, and Galen struggles with a workload he can’t manage and an unscrupulous partner who wants to eliminate Shane. He can barely keep his head above water, let alone chart a course home to Shane. 

While they’re floundering and trying to hold their relationship together, a hurricane heads for the Florida coast—and they’re directly in the path of the storm. It’s a crisis that will either finally break them apart or remind them how much they stand to lose if they don’t hold on to each other.

Also included is the free novella Bartender Rescue.

 

Second Edition

First Edition of Hurricane published by Torquere Press, 2008. First Edition of Bartender Rescue published in the Bar None anthology by Torquere Press, 2013.

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Ante Up

Dreamspun Beyond | #8

Love is a high-stakes game.

A century and a half ago, Ante Novak died on a Croatian battlefield—and rose three days later as a vampire. Now he haunts Las Vegas, stealing blood and money from drunken gamblers and staying on the fringe of the powerful vampire organization known as the Shadows. His existence feels empty and meaningless until he meets beautiful Peter Gehrardi, who can influence others with his thoughts.

An attraction flares instantly, bringing a semblance of life to Ante’s dead heart. But the Shadows want Peter too, and they’re willing to kill to get him. As Ante and Peter flee, they learn more about themselves and each other, and they discover that the world is a stranger place than either of them imagined. With enemies at their heels and old mistakes coming back to exact a price, how can Ante and Peter find sanctuary?

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A billionaire and a Bedouin girl—each with a shocking secret.

Billionaire Fathi al-Murzim is a workaholic businessman, too busy running the family’s companies to even think about marriage. Too bad he never told his grandfather he’s gay, because Grandfather just announced a childhood betrothal—to a Bedouin girl Fathi never heard about before.

Ikraam din Abdel was raised as a woman by his avaricious and abusive older sister, who didn’t want him to be their father’s heir. He’d never thought to be married either, and is surprised when his sister informs him of his betrothal.

When Fathi and Ikraam meet, they are drawn to each other in a manner neither of them expected. As the plans for their wedding progress, they both realize they need to tell the other the truth. But can they, with both cultural taboos and family pressures to deal with?

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Brighton McKenzie ha ereditato l’ultimo appezzamento di terra adibito a fattoria alla periferia di Baltimora. Appartiene alla sua famiglia da quando il Maryland era una colonia, ed è rimasto inattivo per anni. Venderlo come area edificabile sarebbe facile, ma Brighton vuole onorare il desiderio di suo nonno e riprendere a farlo fruttare. Sfortunatamente, un incidente lo obbliga a usare un bastone per camminare e ha quindi bisogno di aiuto. Tanner Houghton ha lavorato in un ranch nel Montana fino a quando un ex vendicativo non lo ha fatto licenziare a causa della sua sessualità. Arriva nel Maryland invitato dal cugino ed è entusiasta di tornare a fare il lavoro che ama.

Brighton è immediatamente attratto da Tanner che, alto e bello da togliere il fiato, rappresenta tutto ciò che lo affascina in un uomo. Non se la sente però di fare la prima mossa, innanzitutto perché è un suo dipendente, e poi perché non riesce a capire come un uomo così virile possa essere interessato a lui. Ma quello non è il più grave dei loro problemi. Devono affrontare le macchinazioni della zia di Brighton e dell’ex di Tanner, che all’improvviso lo rivuole con sé, e devono trovare il modo per rendere redditizia la fattoria prima che il patrimonio della famiglia di Brighton sia perduto per sempre.

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Ein Ständchen für Stanley

Belladonna Arms (Deutsch)

Ein Titel der Belladonna Arms Serie

Willkommen im Belladonna Arms, einem heruntergekommenen Mietshaus auf einem der Hügel in der Innenstadt von San Diego. Es ist das Heim der Verlorenen, der Liebeskranken und der Liebestollen.

Der schüchterne Archäologiestudent Stanley Sternbaum ist gerade erst hier eingezogen. Er verbringt seine Zeit damit, die exzentrischen Nachbarn zu beobachten, seinem Teufelsbraten von Mutter aus dem Weg zu gehen und ansonsten möglichst unbemerkt zu bleiben … Letzteres erweist sich als das größte Problem – jedenfalls soweit es Roger Jane angeht, der ebenfalls im Belladonna Arms wohnt. Der muskelbepackte Krankenpfleger mit den wunderschönen grünen Augen ist nämlich hoffnungslos in Stanley verknallt und macht ihm unbeirrt den Hof. Doch Stanley hat immer ein ruhiges, zurückgezogenes Leben geführt und ist nie das Risiko eingegangen, sich zu verlieben. Besonders nicht in einen Mann, der so umwerfend gut aussieht wie Roger Jane.

Während Roger versucht, die Mauern um Stanley einzureißen, wendet der sich an seine Nachbarn, um mehr über die Liebe zu lernen: An Ramon, der keine Angst davor hat, sein Herz dem falschen Mann zu schenken; an Sylvia, eine Transsexuelle, die sich nichts mehr wünscht, als endlich eine Frau zu werden; an deren heimlichen Verehrer, der sie so liebt, wie sie ist; an Arthur, die Dragqueen, die sie alle liebt und nie etwas dafür erwartet – und an Roger, dessen Herz schon einmal gebrochen wurde, der aber bereit ist, es für Stanley wieder zu riskieren. Wenn Stanley es nur endlich schaffen würde, seine eigenen Unsicherheiten zu überwinden und ihn einzulassen.

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The Doorway God

Season Rising | Book Two

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Sequel to Aspect of Winter

Fay and Sam search for solutions at the magical Janus University, but will their quest uncover more questions than answers?

With summer’s end, Fay and Sam prepare to take the places they’ve earned at the school. There, Fay seeks to rid himself of the cruel and murderous spirit of Winter that possesses him, and Sam hopes to learn more about her deceased mother and her mother’s role on the mystical world, Gaia.

As Fay’s dreams of four shadowy figures—the Seasons—increase in intensity, he realizes the school’s headmaster, Didas, might not have his best interests at heart. Didas wants to turn Fay into his personal weapon, and Fay’s only hope might be to merge with the ancient spirit. Since Fay’s boyfriend and familiar Tyler cannot be with him as often as he’d like, Sam tries to support Fay, but the secrets she uncovers about her mother mean her quest is only beginning.

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Un duc incognito

Dreamspun Desires (Français) | #9

Un gentleman a toujours une chose à cacher.

Theo Brody, jardinier paysagiste de son état, mène une vie sans histoires à Maplehurst, village tranquille du New Hampshire, jusqu’à sa rencontre avec Heath Blackwood, sublime fermier britannique, l’évènement le plus passionnant qu’il ait jamais vécu. En un rien de temps, les fondements de son petit monde ordonné se trouvent sens dessus dessous, car il éprouve pour le beau et mystérieux Anglais un attrait irrésistible.

Mais Heath cache plus de secrets que Theo l’imagine. Son véritable patronyme est Heathcliff Pierrepont Blackwood, duc de Kingston, venu incognito en Nouvelle-Angleterre pour échapper à des menaces de mort. Soudain, ce n’est pas seulement l’océan Atlantique qui sépare les deux amants, car Theo doute d’avoir sa place parmi la noblesse anglaise. 

Sur tous les plans, Heath et Theo n’ont rien en commun, mais l’amour pourrait combler le gouffre entre eux… à condition qu’ils soient prêts à tenter leur chance ensemble.

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Braving the Rapids

Rocky Mountain Boys

A Rocky Mountain Boys Novel

Estes Park native Todd Fleece works hard to honor his obligations to family and the businesses he inherited, but only his friends and the horses at his ranch brighten Todd’s life. In fighting his attraction to his best friend’s ex-boyfriend, Todd has focused solely on his work, leaving little room in his life for finding love.

Matt Abel’s reckless youth put him on a path to a self-destructive life—his most painful failure was being a horrible father. He excels at extreme sports and living on the edge. Now back in Estes Park and teaching white-water rafting, Matt tries to reconnect with his mother and his grown daughter. When he runs into his ex’s friend Todd, Matt longs for more than a fling.

But achieving happiness isn’t simple, not with Todd’s family conflicts and Matt struggling not to slide back into alcoholism. With hurdles threatening to drive them apart, Todd and Matt try to find the courage to brave the rapids and face a future together….

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Broken Sun

City to City

A City to City Novel

James Morgan: outlaw in a ruthless biker club, the Bastard Legion. Willing to do whatever he must to claw his way to the top of the club’s hierarchy.

Two things stand in the way of his ambitions: his heroin-addicted brother and his bisexuality. In Morgan’s world, his attraction to men is a death sentence, and he has no desire to pursue it… until he tangles with Luc Sinclair.

Luc Sinclair: fellow Bastard Legion biker. Tattoo artist. Rebel who wants out of a club he’s grown to despise.

Luc has a sister he’s protecting from a Legion ex-boyfriend. Saving her makes him a target. Morgan intervenes, and all bets are off. The sex is as fierce and passionate as it is dangerous. But when Morgan’s junkie brother learns of the relationship, he sees a way to advance in the Legion and take out a brother he hates. Their three worlds collide—one is left for dead, another fighting for life, and the bond between them broken.

In a dark and violent world where it’s every man for himself, finding their way back to each other and the only truth they’ve ever found will be a long, hard fight.

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At Sixes and Sevens

Fur, Fangs, and Felines | Book Four

Fur, Fangs, and Felines: Book Four

Werecats mating with humans was bad enough…. But an Alpha werewolf?

Aidric’s life takes an unexpected turn when he meets Alpha Carter Lovelock of the Dark Lake Pack—who is apparently his mate. Now Aidric must decide whether to accept the mate the goddess chose, or deny her gift because cats and dogs just don’t mix.

Carter is in a pickle. He always assumed his mate would be a female werewolf. How else is Carter supposed to carry on his line and retain Alphaship? When Aidric comes into his life, Carter’s ex, Sabrina, isn’t giving up easily. Her brother, Delaney, is a thorn in Carter’s side, and some of the other werewolves go out of their way to make Aidric feel unwelcome, including one of his deltas, Evan.

Unfortunately, what little headway they make is destroyed during a full moon hunt when enemy werewolves attack Aidric and threaten the pack house where the Dark Lake pups are kept—an ambush that could have devastating consequences on their future.

Werewolves are notoriously insular, and before Carter and Aidric can build the life they want with each other, they’ll face a fight for acceptance.

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À chacun sa vérité

À chacun son histoire

À chacun son histoire, numéro hors série

Rand O’Malley rêve d’être une superstar. Il espère chanter le blues comme un dieu du Rock, un jour. Déménager à New York et recruter un nouveau manager sont des étapes pour faire de ses rêves une réalité. Cependant, rien ne bouge aussi vite qu’il l’aimerait et tout le monde a son idée sur tout, par exemple qu’il devrait taire certains côtés de sa personnalité s’il envisage de réussir dans la Grande Pomme. Comme sa bisexualité.

Will Sanders est un musicien doué qui éblouit Rand par sa capacité à tirer des notes magnifiques d’une guitare électrique à un moment et à jouer du piano comme un professionnel le suivant. C’est un geek, mais Rand ne se préoccupe pas de l’extérieur BCBG de Will en opposition complète avec ses tatouages. La musique est sa seule préoccupation. Pourtant, quelque chose en Will l’amène à penser que le jeune homme n’est pas simplement l’étudiant universitaire tranquille qu’il laisse paraître. Lorsque les rêves de Rand commencent à se matérialiser. Il est forcé de reconsidérer ses priorités et trouver sa propre vérité.

Celle qui pourrait inclure Will.

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Holly Creek (Deutsch)

Holly Creek (Deutsch)

Kleinstadthelden

Kleinstadthelden mit großen Herzen

Jefferson Lee Davis lebt glücklich und zufrieden in der großen Stadt, bis sein Lieblingsonkel stürzt und er nach Holly Creek eilt, um sich um Onkel Sherman zu kümmern. Jefferson Lee weiß aus Erfahrung, wie die kleine Stadt in den Südstaaten funktioniert, deshalb wird er mit offenen Armen empfangen. Von allen, nur einem nicht – Zane Yarbrough, dem Sheriff.

Dogwood Days, das größte Fest der Stadt, steht kurz bevor. Jefferson muss einspringen und den Job seines Onkels als Blogger der Stadt übernehmen. Damit begibt er sich direkt in die sprichwörtliche Schusslinie des Sheriffs. Neugierige Nachbarn, eine Familie, die sich ständig einmischt, und eine vorlaute, freche beste Freundin machen Jefferson Lees Leben in Holly Creek zu einem wahren Abenteuer. Als er seinen Job in der Großstadt verliert, muss er auf Arbeitsplatzsuche gehen. Er findet eine Stelle, aber er müsste Holly Creek wieder verlassen, um sie antreten zu können. Wird der Großstadtjunge sein Glück in den Armen des Kleinstadtsheriffs finden? Oder werden ihn die Verlockungen der Großstadt wieder einfangen?

 

Kleinstadtgeheimnisse

Jefferson Lee und Zane müssen sich gegenseitig vertrauen, wenn sie die erste Bewährungsprobe ihrer noch jungen Beziehung bestehen wollen.

Jefferson Lee Davis, Holly Creeks neuer Direktor für Stadtmarketing und Veranstaltungsplanung, bereitet sich auf das nächste Großereignis vor: das Rosenfestival. Alles läuft wie geschmiert und er könnte zufrieden sein, wäre da nicht sein Liebesleben. Sheriff Zane Yarbrough, sein Freund und Geliebter, bekommt nämlich seit einiger Zeit geheimnisvolle Anrufe, über die er nicht reden will. Und als wäre das nicht schon genug, um Jefferson Lees Eifersucht am Brodeln zu halten, taucht in ihrem kleinen Städtchen auch noch ein attraktiver Fremder auf. Jefferson Lee will der Sache auf den Grund gehen. Er rekrutiert seine beste Freundin, Clover Crofton, die ihm dabei helfen soll, Zanes Geheimnisse ans Tageslicht zu bringen. Bald stecken die beiden Hobbydetektive bis zum Hals in der Tinte und Jefferson Lees Beziehung zu Zane steht vor ihrer ersten Bewährungsprobe. Zane und Jefferson Lee müssen lernen, einander zu vertrauen, wenn sie eine gemeinsame Zukunft haben wollen. Und auch Clover muss die eine oder andere Lektion verkraften.

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Più che bene

Serie Più che...

Un libro della serie Più che...

Matt Sullivan si definisce per etichette: studente di legge, atleta, eterosessuale. I suoi obiettivi sono laurearsi e fare carriera in uno studio legale. Una sera decide di accompagnare il suo coinquilino gay in discoteca, e la sua vita cambia. Si rende conto, infatti, di essere attratto dall’uomo più bello che abbia mai visto. Tutte le sue etichette piano piano finiscono per staccarsi, perché non riesce a dimenticarlo.

Aaron Mendez non crede nelle etichette. Si tiene alla larga dagli uomini etero curiosi e non ha paura di mettere in chiaro che non intende nascondere la sua natura favolosa per nessuno. Se da una parte Aaron non può negare di essere attratto da Matt, dall’altra, però, è riluttante a farsi coinvolgere in una storia da qualcuno che trova ancora difficile accettare cosa implica quella nuova etichetta. Soprattutto quando quel qualcuno ha ancora una ragazza.

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A Balls to the Wall Anthology

Go balls to the wall again with a return to Laguna and the sexy men who chase the desires of their hearts—and their bodies—in newly edited and expanded tales of love overcoming all obstacles.

 

Beach Balls

Closeted attorney Adam James—who works for homophobic WMA Development—is about to learn there’s more to life than a fat paycheck when he meets sexy diver Sky Sea Mickeljohn. Sky stands for peace, love, the environment—and taking pride in his sexuality. With WMA threatening all that, can the two opposites find a way to meet in the middle?

 

FAST Balls

Jerry Wallender—firefighter, surfer, and nude model—might not be a rocket scientist, but he’s smart enough to realize it’s not hatred driving Fire Assist and Search Team Mick Cassidy’s homophobic remarks, but painful memories. And even though it might get him killed by his preacher father, Mick can’t fight his attraction to the kindest—and hottest—guy he’s ever met.

 

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Blood Drop

The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge | Book Five

The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge: Book Five

A single drop of blood might hold the key to the fate of the magical world, and Aiden Teine must choose between his bond of love and embracing the power to defeat his enemies.

Aiden’s adjustment to being the first vampyre fae hasn’t been easy, but his ties to warlock Thad Blackmoor prevent him from becoming a monster. With Thad, Aiden has a new family, a new purpose, and a new reason to live—though he’s technically undead. There’s one problem: Aiden’s control over his vampyre is weakening. He must learn what’s triggering his violent reactions before he surrenders to the creature within. To complicate matters, Aiden discovers his transformation might not be complete, and he fears what he will become.

Aiden’s search for answers thrusts him into a frightening world filled with deception, new dangers, and apocalyptic visions. The part destiny intends Aiden to play could alter his relationship with Thad forever. If Aiden, Thad, and the entire magical community are to survive Icarian’s latest scheme, Aiden must interpret the meaning of the prophetic blood drop before it falls and ushers in the destruction of all creation—and the warlock he loves.

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