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La mano sul cuore

Storie dalla contea di Lancaster

Un libro della serie Storie dalla contea di Lancaster

Eddie Graber sogna di fondare un rifugio per animali bisognosi, ma quel sogno è messo a rischio quando il suo partner lo pianta in asso. Ora Eddie rischia di perdere la fattoria che ha appena comprato nella contea di Lancaster e di veder sfumare le sue speranze prima ancora di aver avviato il progetto. Ha bisogno di aiuto, ha bisogno di soldi ma, più di ogni altra cosa, ha bisogno di ritrovare la fede in quel fine superiore che lo aveva motivato fin dall’inizio. 

Malgrado la propria disabilità fisica, Samuel Miller si è spezzato la schiena per integrarsi nella comunità amish in cui vive. Quando suo padre scopre che è gay, lo frusta e lo caccia via. Con nient’altro che una manciata di banconote in tasca, Samuel risponde a un annuncio e si ritrova in una fattoria gestita da un forestiero. L’uomo tratta gli animali in modo bizzarro, non ha la minima idea di come si mandi avanti una fattoria ma possiede un cuore grande e gentile.

Samuel non è l’unica anima sperduta che il destino ha condotto alla Meadow Lake Farm. Ci sono anche le mucche Fred e Ginger – che vivevano rinchiuse in un garage – un gruppetto di pecore e un maialino di nome Benny, che potrebbe dare una lezioncina agli umani sul segreto della vita, dell’amore e della felicità. E potrebbe essere proprio lui a mostrare a Eddie e a Samuel la via per il lieto fine.

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Le ranch d’une vie

Dreamspun Desires (Français) | #18

Un coup de poing, une tempête de neige, un baiser volé dans l’écurie… et une seconde chance en amour.

Ford Nixel possède deux cabinets d’avocats, deux appartements élégants et connaît les bonnes personnes. Bref, il a tout ce qu’il lui faut.

Se voir remettre par son oncle Ty les parts que possède ce dernier dans le Leaning N, le ranch qui appartient à la famille depuis des générations était donc la dernière chose dont il avait besoin. Ford n’est pas retourné au ranch depuis plus de dix ans, le jour où il y avait laissé Stoney, son compagnon, et était retourné seul à l’université.

Quand Ford arrive au Leaning N, il retrouve Stoney, désormais père célibataire, exactement là où il l’a laissé. Après un coup de poing, une tempête de neige et un baiser volé dans l’écurie, Ford découvre que la passion qui les avait unis ne s’est pas éteinte.

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Refraction

Collaborations

A Collaborations Novel

Texas artist Tucker Williams arrives in New York City for a gallery showing of his work and finds the city blanketed in snow. He meets free-spirited underwear model Calvin McIntire on the steps of the Midtown library and is captivated by a wild beauty that manages to compete with the demons that occupy his soul and fuel his work with their lust for blood and erotic imagery.

Unable to deny a new inspiration, Tucker sublets a studio and finds the city’s energy almost as addictive as Calvin.

Tucker is obsessive, barely holding on to sanity as his art consumes him, and Calvin is dealing with demons of his own, trying desperately to protect his soul in a business where only his appearance has value. They each prove to be the perfect remedy for the other’s personal brand of crazy until, in the midst of stress and exhaustion, they discover that a promise Calvin needs is the one thing Tucker can’t give him, and their heaven turns to purgatory.

Can both men find a path toward wholeness in Tucker’s beautiful but chaotic Texas home? In order for them—and their passionate relationship—to thrive, they’ll need to adapt, share their psychoses, and find a true balance between New York City and rural Texas.

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Sicher und frei

Verschlungene Träume | Buch 2

Buch 2 in der Serie – Verschlungene Träume

Der Missbrauch durch einen Dom hat Orion Gordon jede Freude an BDSM geraubt und sein Selbstvertrauen zerstört. Er bezweifelt, dass er je wieder Frieden durch Unterwerfung finden wird. Doch tief in seinem Innern lebt die Sehnsucht weiter.

Marcus Sadir liebt Hunter Dixon, jedoch kann er das eine nicht sein, was Hunter sich wirklich wünscht: ein Sub, der sich von ihm beherrschen lässt. Hunter wiederum findet in den sadistischen Aspekten von BDSM keine Befriedigung, während Marcus nichts mehr genießt, als Schmerzen zuzufügen und zu teilen. Marcus ist überzeugt, dass sie sich einen Dritten für eine dauerhafte Dreierbeziehung suchen sollten. Und als Hunter seinem Drängen schließlich nachgibt, stellen sie fest, dass Orion der Schlüssel zur Überbrückung ihrer Differenzen sein und sie auf einer tieferen Ebene miteinander vereinen könnte.

Aber zuerst müssen sie Orion helfen, sein Trauma so weit zu überwinden, dass er neue Facetten von BDSM wieder genießen kann. Ihr Weg zu einem gemeinsamen Ganzen wird nicht ohne Herausforderungen sein. Kann Orion genug Vertrauen aufbauen, um den Versuch zu wagen?

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The world of writers, readers, and reviewers is a close-knit family of friends, fans, and fiction fanatics. That’s the world Milo Cook and Logan Hunter reside in—thriving on the give and take of creativity, the sharing of stories and ideas, and forever glorying in their boundless love of books and the words that make them breathe.

But sometimes words can cut too deep. And when they do, there is inevitably a price to pay.

What begins for Milo and Logan as a time of new love and gentle romantic discoveries, becomes before it’s over a race for their lives and for the lives of everyone they know.

Who would ever suspect that an entity as beautiful as the written word could become a catalyst for revenge? And ultimately—murder?

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Personal Best

Personal Best | Book One

Personal Best: Book One

Mike Gauliet could be a world-class swimmer if he took better care of himself. He’s too good to let go, so his team coach calls in a private trainer, up-and-coming hardass Jessy Turner. Jessy locks Mike down, putting him on a strict regimen of diet and exercise that Mike resents a lot until he realizes the changes are making him a better swimmer.

Jessy finds Mike all but irresistible but keeps his distance and remains professional, focusing all his attention on what’s best for Mike and his career. The two of them resist their attraction to each other for as long as they can, but eventually they have to give into the heat between them.

When things go wrong, though, can they, and their sports careers, survive the strain?

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Torquere Press, March 2006.

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I’m about to do something huge, and it could change... everything.

I met Matt in second grade, and we’ve been inseparable ever since. We went to the same schools, studied at the same college. When we both got jobs in the same town, we shared an apartment. And when my life took an unexpected turn, Matt was there for me. Every milestone in my life, he was there to share it. And what’s really amazing? After all these years, we’re still the best of friends.

Which brings me to this fragile, heart-stopping moment: I want to tell him I love him, really love him, but I’m scared to death of what he’ll say. If I’ve got this all wrong, I’ll lose him—forever.

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His Leading Man

Dreamspun Desires | #59

He wrote a comedy. Fate directed a romance. 

Drew Beaumont is bored of the same old roles: action hero, supervillain, romantic lead. He’s not going to let a fresh gay buddy comedy languish just because they can’t find him the right costar. No, Drew bats his eyelashes and convinces everyone that the movie’s writer should play Drew’s not-so-straight man.

Aspiring writer Steve Sopol has never had a screenplay optioned. Now one of Hollywood’s hottest properties wants to be in a movie Steve hasn’t finished writing—and he wants Steve as his costar. Turns out the chemistry between them is undeniable—on and offscreen.

Drew swore off dating in the biz, but Steve is the whole package: sharp, funny, humble, and cute. For Steve, though, giving in to the movie magic means the end of the privacy he cherishes. Will the credits roll before their ride into the sunset? 

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Night of the Living Manny

Dreamspun Beyond | #21

Something besides love is growing….

Manny Brenden Torrance is good at his job. He's dealt with all sorts of children and parents, but he's never met anyone as intriguing as Liam Whitehouse. Liam is a scientist with three kids, whose job is keeping him away from home more and more. That's where Brenden steps in to help.

Liam has secrets, though. He's working on a project for a pharmaceutical lab that could change disease management. Or destroy it. While he and Brenden start a romance they both want to continue, things at Liam's job come to a head, and suddenly the whole family of Dad, manny, three kids, and a big drooly dog is on the run from the one thing that might keep Brenden and Liam apart. And infect the world.

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A ghost of a chance at love.

Personal trainer Will Golding has been looking forward to a getaway with his best friend, Baz, a journalist researching a book on ghosts. But on the first day of their camping trip on the Isle of Wight, Will takes a walk on a secluded beach and spies a beautiful young man skinny-dipping by moonlight. Ethereally pale, he’s too perfect to be real—or is he?

Lonely author Marcus Devereux is just as entranced by the tall athlete he encounters on the beach, but he’s spent the years since his parents’ violent death building a wall around his heart, and the thought of letting Will scale it is terrifying. Marcus’s albinism gives him his otherworldly appearance and leaves him reluctant to go out in daylight, his reclusiveness encouraged by his guardian—who warns him to stay away from Will and Baz.

The attraction between Will and Marcus can’t be denied—but neither can the danger of the secrets haunting Marcus’s past, as one “accident” after another strikes Will and Baz. If they don’t watch their step, they could end up added to the island’s ghostly population.

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Samhain Publishing Ltd., November 2011.

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Fuori dal nulla

In mezzo al nulla | Libro 2

Serie In mezzo al nulla, Libro 2

L’unica cosa che ha senso nella vita di Colin Mulligan è smontare automobili e rimetterle insieme. Nell’officina dove lavora con suo padre e i suoi fratelli, dà del suo meglio per arrivare a fine giornata senza avere un attacco di panico o di rabbia. Bere lo aiuta. E così anche correre e sollevare pesi fino a riuscire a malapena a stare in piedi. Ma niente può cambiare il fatto che è gay, un segreto che ha tenuto nascosto a tutti. 

Rafael Guerrera ha trovato il modo di convivere con un passato di cui si vergogna. Dedica la sua vita alla giustizia sociale e ad aiutare i giovani che, come lui, sono cresciuti con molto poco. Non ha tempo per l’amore. Diamine, ha a malapena tempo per sé. Per qualche ragione, tutto di Colin, quell’uomo triste e autodistruttivo, sembra supplicarlo. Ma è proprio lì che si annidano i guai che Rafe ha lavorato tanto per lasciarsi alle spalle. E mentre la loro relazione diventa più profonda, Rafe e Colin sono costretti a rivangare i segreti che entrambi avrebbero preferito tenere sepolti.

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My Fair Captain

The Sci-Regency Series | Book One

A Sci-Regency Novel

When Intergalactic Navy Captain Nathaniel Hawkins goes undercover to investigate the theft of an IN weapons stash, the mission raises painful memories from his past. Using a title he fled nearly two decades earlier, Nate once again becomes the Earl of Deverell, heir to the Duke of Hawthorne, in order to navigate the ins and outs of a Regency world. But planet Regelence—where young lords are supposed to remain pure until marriage—has a few surprises for Nate, not least of which is his attraction to Prince Aiden.

A talented artist, Prince Aiden Townsend isn’t interested in politics and the machinations of society gentlemen, and he adamantly rejects the idea of marriage and a consort. Aiden wants the freedom to pursue his art and determine his own future. But the arrival of the dashing and mysterious Deverell awakens feelings of passion and longing the young prince can’t deny.

As Nate uncovers a conspiracy reaching far beyond the stolen weapons, his future is irrevocably altered by the temptations of a life he never thought he could have. Drawn into the web of intrigue, Aiden is in danger of losing his life… and his heart.

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Samhain Publishing Ltd., June 2007.

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Rage to Live

Finding the Strength | Book One

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Finding the Strength: Book One

Can a young woman reveal her traumatic past to the woman who wants her to release the bubbling rage inside… her rage to live?

Charlie is attempting to start over after a horrifying, life-altering event pushed her and her family to the breaking point. Living with relatives in a different state might be her chance at something normal, something better.

Charlie may be broken, but she’s a survivor. Even retaking her senior year of high school doesn’t seem so daunting with the support of her cousins, who attend the local university. She finds herself on the road to recovery as her panic attacks vanish, thanks to the vivacious Arielle Forest, president of a popular sorority on campus and daughter of the dean. Arielle is no stranger to attention, drawing Charlie in with her positive attitude. But their new, tenuous relationship comes with a price that scares Charlie. What if Arielle can’t accept how deep Charlie’s scars run? Or the past that catches up with her? Charlie’s anxiety flares, and the temptation to add a matching scar to her right wrist is strong.

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Jory Harcourt a enfin la vie dont il rêvait. Être marié à l’US Marshal Sam Kage l’a changé. Ils ont fait la paix avec leur passé tumultueux et Sam a transformé Jory : autrefois prêt à fuir à la moindre difficulté, il est désormais capable de rester pour affronter les tempêtes. Sam et lui ont deux enfants, une maison en banlieue et un minivan génial. L’époque où Jory était l’épicentre du désastre est révolue. La vie de famille est agréable.

Ce qui signifie que c’est exactement le bon moment pour un grand remaniement domestique. Mais l’ex de Sam réapparaît à l’endroit le plus inattendu. Un tueur escalade leur balcon lors d’une réunion de famille. Et peut-être que ces deux événements ont quelque chose à voir avec le témoin qui a disparu un an plus tôt. Leur joie conjugale vient d’en prendre un coup, mais Jory ne laissera personne lui retirer sa famille. Avant de savoir ce que c’est d’avoir un foyer, il aurait pris ses jambes à son cou. Mais plus maintenant. Il sait que Sam et lui doivent affronter les choses ensemble, parce que c’est la seule façon dont ils pourront s’en sortir.

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Stone the Crows

Wolf Winter | Book Two

Sequel to Dog Days

A Wolf Winter Novel

When the Winter arrives, the Wolves will come down over the walls and eat little boys in their beds.

Doctor Nicholas Blake might still be afraid of the dark, but the monsters his grandmother tormented him with as a child aren’t real.

Or so he thought…until the sea freezes, the country grinds to a halt under the snow, and he finds a half-dead man bleeding out while a dead woman watches. Now his nightmares impinge on his waking life, and the only one who knows what’s going on is his unexpected patient.

For Gregor it’s simple. The treacherous prophets mutilated him and stole his brother Jack, and he’s going to kill them for it. Without his wolf, it might be difficult, but he’ll be damned if anyone else gets to kill Jack—even if he has to enlist the help of his distractingly attractive, but very human, doctor.

Except maybe the prophets want something worse than death, and maybe Nick is less human than Gregor believes. As the dead gather and the old stories come true, the two men will need each other if they’re going to rescue Jack and stop the prophets’ plan to loose something more terrible than the wolf winter.

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Können Hunde und Katzen jemals miteinander klarkommen, geschweige denn sich ineinander verlieben?

Sam weiß, dass er nie wieder zurück nach Hause kann. Als verwaiste Werkatze, die von Wölfen aufgezogen wurde, ist ihm das Gefühl ein Ausgestoßener zu sein, nicht fremd. Das Rudel ist jedoch immer noch seine Familie, und als einer daraus stirbt, kehrt Sam in die Wüste New Mexikos zurück, um sich zu verabschieden.

Gus ist ein Einzelgänger, der nur selten zum Rudel zurückkehrt. Wie es der Zufall will, befindet sich Sam dort, als er sich zu einem Besuch entschließt. Die Geschichte zwischen Gus und Sam ist – vorsichtig ausgedrückt – turbulent. Als Gus jedoch einen Blick auf die erwachsene und attraktive Version des Rüpels aus seiner Kindheit erhascht, hat er seine Reaktion nicht unter Kontrolle. Und damit ist er nicht alleine.

Die gegenseitige Anziehungskraft ist enorm – ihre Unterschiede allerdings ebenfalls. Während sich im Rudel Ärger zusammenbraut und sie von Gefahr umgeben sind, haben Sam und Gus eventuell nicht die Chance, Gemeinsamkeiten zu entdecken.

Dieser actionreiche Gestaltwandler-Roman ist eine ultimative Liebesgeschichte, in der sich Gegensätze anziehen und Feinde zu Liebenden werden. Außerdem ist die Bonusgeschichte In der Hündehütte enthalten.

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A Little Side of Geek

Geek Life | Book One

Geek Life: Book One

When opposite worlds collide, it’s anyone’s game.

Proud geek and comic book artist Morris Proctor wants nothing more than to live in semiseclusion with his devil cat and gamer friends. Despite what his well-meaning family thinks, he’s perfectly content with his status quo. The last thing he needs is to date another nongeek hell-bent on changing him.

Then he meets his adorkable new neighbor, Theo Boarman, who doesn’t know Star Trek from Star Wars, but who tempts him like no other.

Theo has spent the last year recovering from the loss of his parents and trying to play both roles for his teenage brother, while working to keep the family restaurant afloat. Dating is the last thing on the menu, especially with a man who thinks the height of dining is shoving a packaged meal into the microwave.

But if Morris gives him one more shy smile or flaunts that kilt he wears so well, Theo will be forced to convince him that a hot summer fling is just the recipe to let off a little steam.

When that fling gets serious fast, Morris has to decide if he’s willing to give his heart to Theo on the chance that they’re a perfect mix.

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Angels Rising

Heaven Corp | Book Three

Heaven Corp: Book Three

Better to reign in hell….

Uriel 3019 has been a cybernetically altered angel since he volunteered for the program fifteen years ago. His devotion to the floating city of Heaven is fierce, and he’ll follow any command he’s given. But Uriel’s orderly world is crumbling. Angels are going mad, even hurting people. Some are rebelling, and the noble families are vying for control—by any means necessary.

Uriel’s latest assignment brings him into a secret society, where his partner, Raphael, is working for freedom and equality for all angels. Could their group be responsible for the angels’ recent erratic behavior? Uriel is determined to find out—and report on his findings. But he doesn’t count on Raphael’s confession—that he has feelings for Uriel—or the memories slowly starting to return from the time before he became an angel.

Is he on the right side? Does he dare to stand against Heaven, even if doing so will save his fellow angels from becoming soulless automatons? Uriel has to decide if his loyalty belongs to his superiors… or to the angel who’s stolen his heart.

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