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A Club Whisper Novel

Sometimes the perfect man can be found in the most unexpected place….

Martin Carmichael owns a security firm and is part owner of Club Whisper. He’s a Dom in search of the right guy, and when his car breaks down on a lonely stretch of road, he thinks he might have found him.

Artist Collin Malloy is talented, easygoing, but somewhat insecure. Still, he has a big heart and is quick to offer help when he sees Martin in need. To thank him, Martin invites Collin to dinner, where the attraction between them becomes harder to resist.

But what will become of their budding relationship when Martin reveals that he likes his men bound, submissive, and in pain? Is it something Collin can accept… and possibly enjoy exploring? Even if he can, Collin has a secret of his own—a secret he doesn’t even realize he’s keeping.

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Bad Attitude

Bad in Baltimore | Book Three

Bad in Baltimore: Book Three

Saving lives never used to be this complicated.

Gavin Montgomery does what’s expected of him by his wealthy and powerful family—look good in a tuxedo and don’t make waves. When a friend takes a leap off a bridge, Gavin tries to save him, only to fall in with him. At least at the bottom of the river he won’t feel like such a disappointment to his family. But he’s pulled from the water by a man with an iron grip, a sexy mouth, and a chip on his shoulder the size of the national deficit.

Jamie Donnigan likes his life the way it is—though he could have done without losing his father and giving up smoking. But at least he’s managed to avoid his own ball and chain as he’s watched all his friends pair off. When Montgomery fame turns a simple rescue into a media circus, Jamie decides if he’s being punished for his good deed, he might as well treat himself to a hot and sweaty good time. It’s not like the elegant and charming Gavin is going to lure Jamie away from his bachelor lifestyle. Nobody’s that charming. Not even a Montgomery….

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Samhain Publishers Inc., April 2013.

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In quattro e quattr’otto

Graffi, fusa e felini | Libro 2

Serie Graffi, fusa e felini, Libro 2

L’aria fresca del mattino, un giardino pieno di uccellini e un micio in missione. Cosa può desiderare di più un gatto mannaro? Il beta Heller Wirth ha tutto, tranne un compagno. Un compagno mutaforma, a essere precisi. L’ultima cosa che desidera è uno di quei pericolosi umani che uccidono senza rimorso. Heller lo sa perché ci è passato. Che cosa fa allora la dea Bast? Gli dà proprio quello che non vuole: un umano, Lawson Dupre.

Lawson non ha capito cosa sia successo nel suo negozio. Un istante prima un cliente attraente sta per svenire, quello dopo si riprende e inizia a flirtare, poi fugge via come se fosse inseguito dai demoni dell’inferno. Non è la natura speciale di Heller a spaventare Lawson, che è uno dei pochi umani al corrente dell’esistenza delle creature sovrannaturali, dato che ne ha due come coinquilini. A Heller e Lawson ne succederanno delle belle mentre affrontano vecchie ferite, antichi pregiudizi e un cambio di potere nella colonia felina.

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Steve Randall und Bob Curry arbeiten als Detectives bei der Culver City Police. Sie kennen sich schon seit ihrer Ausbildung in der Polizeiakademie. Als Team sind sie perfekt – Steve mit seinem Enthusiasmus und seiner Impulsivität, Bob mit seinem kühlen, analytischen Verstand. Während Steve noch damit kämpft, seine plötzliche Zuneigung zu Bob zu verstehen, werden sie als Undercover-Agenten eingesetzt, um die Verbreitung einer neuen, tödlichen Droge zu unterbinden.

Ihr Informant, ein Modefotograf, wird ermordet, bevor er ihnen die Namen der Hintermänner verraten kann. Steve und Bob folgen der Spur zu einem neuen Club – Steps to Heaven. Dort nehmen sie an einer Party teil, um mehr über die Hintermänner zu erfahren und den Fall zu lösen. Als ihr Cover auffliegt, werden aus Jägern plötzlich Gejagte.

Steve findet, jetzt wäre der denkbar schlechteste Zeitpunkt, diese Welt vorzeitig zu verlassen.Er hat nämlich gerade erst erkannt, dass aus seiner Zuneigung zu seinem Partner echte Liebe geworden ist.

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Redeeming the Stepbrother

Tales from St. Giles

A Tale from St. Giles

Family can be a blessing and a curse, but for artist Florian, it’s a nightmare he longs to escape.

As chief designer for Bartholomew Porcelain Studio, Florian specializes in painting birds. He also watches them in the wild to distract himself from his short-tempered mother, at least temporarily. Florian’s heart is too soft to leave his stepsister, Ella, to suffer alone. Still, he can’t help dreaming about one day finding happiness and love.

When Count Dieter von Hollenbach arrives in town to visit a friend and present an award, he isn’t looking for romance. Then again, he doesn’t expect someone as perfect as Florian to come into his life. To make sure Florian is all he seems and that their connection is genuine, Dieter keeps his title to himself.

But he isn’t the only one with a secret.

At a masquerade ball to celebrate the award, some of the masks fall away, but those that remain in place could destroy the love beginning to grow between them.

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Un mariage inconvénient

Dreamspun Desires (Français) | #16

Kerry Pickering a un problème. En tant qu’agent publicitaire pour le bad boy d’Hollywood Jericho Knox, son devoir est de le maintenir au top de l’actualité. Jusqu’à maintenant, les fêtes de Jericho et ses frasques publiques lui avaient rendu la tâche facile. Cependant, Jericho possède un secret et lorsque ce secret est révélé de la manière la plus désastreuse et spectaculaire qui soit, il revient à Kerry de réparer les choses à sa manière.

L’équipe décide que la meilleure ligne de conduite à adopter est de s’arranger afin que le public tombe amoureux… de la relation secrète de Jericho. Celle qui n’existe pas encore. Pour l’instant.

Elle cherche une personne de confiance pour jouer ce rôle. Quelqu’un parmi les proches. Et cette personne est Kerry. Mais que se passera-t-il lorsque Kerry découvrira que, pour lui, les sentiments ne sont plus seulement imaginaires ? Jericho peut-il l’aimer en retour ou se contente-t-il de jouer la comédie ?

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À toute vitesse : L’amour n’attend pas.

Patch Hastle a grandi vite, abandonnant sans un regard en arrière son Texas natal pour New York afin de se faire un nom comme DJ et mannequin. Lorsque ses parents meurent de façon brutale, il retourne chez lui afin de vider la ferme familiale avec l’intention de déguerpir le plus vite possible. C’était sans compter sur le testament qui laisse la direction de la ferme à son pire ennemi : le magnifique meilleur ami de son père qui a fait de ses années de lycée un enfer. 

Tucker Biggs tourne en rond. Vingt ans après sa carrière dans le rodéo, il s’enracine dans son rôle de gardien de la ferme des Hastle. Il sait que le fils « je sais tout » de son ami le déteste toujours, mais lorsque Patch apparaît plus mature, ressemblant à un péché sur pattes dans un jean moulant, Tucker transforme son retour en leçon sur les vieux singes à qui on n’apprend pas à faire la grimace. 

Patch et Tucker batifolent, mais ils ne sont pas dupes. Lorsque la ferme sera vendue, ils comptent en rester là et prendre des chemins séparés. Avec le temps qui passe, la vie du citadin et du campagnard traditionaliste s’entremêle. S’ils veulent que cela dure plus longtemps que la neige au soleil, ils feraient mieux de comprendre ce qui est important – et vite.

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Kann die Liebe zwischen zwei Männern dafür verantwortlich sein, dass beim Kentucky Derby ein Rennpferd zu Tode gekommen ist? Der Reporter Will Yeats will der alten Geschichte auf den Grund gehen. 

Vor siebzehn Jahren wurde die Welt des Pferderennens von einem Skandal erschüttert – dem tragischen Unfall eines Pferdes auf der Rennbahn und der Affäre zwischen einem Jockey und einem Pferdetrainer. Doch Nic Pithiviers und Louis Meerow haben kein Interesse daran, ihre Seite der Geschichte zu erzählen. Sie verweigern ein Interview und beauftragen ihren Anwalt Francis LeBon damit, Wills Motive infrage zu stellen und seiner Neugier einen Riegel vorzuschieben.

Francis hat Nic und Louis ins Herz geschlossen, denn sie haben ihm einst geholfen, als schwuler Mann stolz auf sich zu sein. Deshalb ist er fest entschlossen, seine Freunde vor dem Klatschreporter in Schutz zu nehmen. Er hat allerdings nicht mit der ehrlichen Entschlossenheit des Reporters gerechnet, die beiden zu unrecht beschuldigten Männer in der Öffentlichkeit zu rehabilitieren. Und auch nicht damit, sich mehr und mehr zu Will hingezogen zu fühlen.

Will besucht Nic und Louis in Frankreich, wo die beiden ein Ausbildungszentrum für Rennpferde betreiben. Dort deckt er ein Netz von Intrigen, Geheimnissen und alten Lügen auf. Er löst damit unbeabsichtigt eine Kette von gefährlichen Vorfällen aus, die nicht nur seine aufkeimende Liebe zu Francis bedrohen, sondern auch Nics und Louis’ jahrzehntealte Beziehung gefährden. 

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

Some things are worth fighting for: a sense of identity, personal freedom, truth, and new love—even in a society that forbids them.

In the aftershocks of catastrophic climate change, the fundamentalist Christian group Unitas seized the opportunity to grab power in the United States. Gabi’s father, Sam Lowell, is one of the most powerful men on the Unitas council… and his sickly daughter’s hero, until Gabi discovers the horrors being carried out in the name of religion.

Gabi’s mission to expose Unitas will take her into the company of misfits and dissidents and beyond the borders of everything she knows as her life is threatened at every turn. Along the way, she uncovers her true origins and astonishing power, along with a ruthless dictatorship masquerading as a benevolent democracy that will stop at nothing—including playing God—to win the game of survival.

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Kiss Me Forever

Dreamspun Beyond | #17

Forever is too long to be alone.

Professor Avery Cook has spent his career researching the mysterious side of New Orleans. Superstitions, legends, and lore—Avery has an academic explanation for all of them….

Until one night when he walks into a bar and his life changes.

In a sea of impossibly beautiful people, Tyson stands out, and he sweeps Avery off his feet with his old-world charm and romanticism. But there’s a darkness in Tyson too, and Avery discovers Tyson is part of a world he thought existed only in books and stories—the paranormal tales he studies at the university.

Tyson’s been lonely for a long time, and he’s falling in love with Avery. But his past is a long one, and it’s full of enemies and danger. The best way to keep Avery safe is to push him away…. 

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Letting love pass them by would be a crime.

Former forensic accountant Cameron has lost nearly everyone he’s ever loved, and now his vintage clothing shop has been broken into and trashed. When town police chief Will Carson asks an out-of-town cop friend of his for help, Cam takes one look at the dark-haired, blue-eyed detective and knows he’s in real trouble—and it has nothing to do with vandalism or murder.

Pete Minchelli is on leave from his job in Philadelphia due to a gunshot wound, but he figures he can help an academy buddy with some light police work. Plus, he’ll have a chance to experience small-town life. He’s tired of the big city and all its corruption. But he quickly discovers that not all the bad stuff happens in cities. What he doesn’t expect to find is death, treachery—or love.

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Sweet Nothings

Dreamspun Desires | #55
Amuse Bouche | Book One

Amuse Bouche: Book One

Will a bitter bite from the past spoil a sweet romance?

Tristan Love, the youngest of seven brothers, is back in his hometown. He’s left the New York food scene and an abusive relationship behind him, but he holds his love of French pastries close to his heart and is determined to put his skills to use in a bakery of his own.

Returning to his childhood home means his meddlesome brother Simon will butt into his business, but before the bakery even opens its doors, Tristan’s delectable creations have the town’s mouths watering, and Jake, a cute mechanic, asks Tristan out. It all seems worthwhile….

That is, until the bakery burns down, Jake’s criminal past comes to light, and Tristan’s nasty ex rears his head where he is decidedly not wanted.

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A Wish Upon the Stars

Tales From Verania

Sequel to The Consumption of Magic

Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed.

The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne.

But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. If he has any hope of defeating the villains who have taken their home, Sam must face the consequences of his choices—and the friends he left behind.

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Das Licht der Liebe

Herzenssachen

Ein Titel der Herzenssachen Serie

Trevor ist ein umwerfend attraktiver Mann und der erfolgreiche Besitzer einer Kette von Autowerkstätten. Er ist gewöhnt, im Mittelpunkt der Aufmerksamkeit zu stehen, bewundert zu werden und zu bekommen, was er will. Vor allem sind das leidenschaftliche Affären ohne Bindung mit Männern, die er in Clubs kennenlernt. Das erwartet er auch, als er James begegnet. Entsprechend groß ist sein Erstaunen, als dieser sich von Trevors unwiderstehlichem Charme völlig unbeeindruckt zeigt. Trevor muss seine Gewohnheiten über Bord werfen und mit James auf einer anderen Ebene in Kontakt treten. Das beginnt damit, dass er anbietet, James nach Hause zu bringen, statt ihn mit seinem zugedröhnten Begleiter fahren zu lassen.

Nachdem James als Kind sein Augenlicht verloren hat, sind seine Möglichkeiten der sozialen Interaktion stark eingeschränkt. Er verbringt den Großteil seiner Zeit mit der Arbeit an einer Blindenschule. Trevors Welt ist ihm fremd. Er hat sich seine Unabhängigkeit schwer erkämpft und auch er weiß, was er will. In diesem Fall bedeutet das, dass er seine Komfortzone verlassen und Trevors Herz erobern muss.

Trevor ist bereit, es zur Abwechslung mit wahrer Liebe und Hingabe zu versuchen. Doch bevor er der Mann werden kann, den James braucht, muss er sich erst den Schatten seiner Vergangenheit stellen.

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Certaines choses s’effondrent sous la pression. D’autres sont tempérées par elle. Pour ces trois anciens soldats, une tragédie pourrait devenir le catalyseur qui renforce leur lien, les rendant plus forts que jamais. 

Il y a vingt ans, Richard Horn et Timothy Davenport servaient chez les SEALs et sont devenus amants. Aujourd’hui, ils gèrent leur propre organisation paramilitaire, la Strike Force Omega. Ils travaillent dans l’ombre pour protéger leur pays et ses habitants. Lorsque Tim tombe amoureux d’Eric Newton, un tireur d’élite et stratégiste hors pair, Richard accepte de croire que le cœur de Tim est assez grand pour y accueillir deux hommes. Il respecte, admire et désire assez Eric pour lui faire une place dans leur vie – et leur lit –, mais il n’a jamais partagé la complicité qu’Eric entretient avec Tim. 

Le monde de Richard s’écroule en ne voyant pas revenir Eric d’une mission, capturé par des terroristes. Quelques mois plus tard, il sombre davantage lorsque Tim est gravement blessé à la suite d'une mission qui a mal tourné. Ses partenaires s’en sortent, mais Eric doit faire face à ses démons en surmontant le traumatisme physique et psychologique provoqué par des mois de torture. Sans le soutien de Tim, il se laisse submerger par son stress post-traumatique. Richard doit rapidement trouver une solution pour renforcer le lien entre Eric et lui ou bien Tim se réveillera en plein chaos.

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Forgiveness

Forbes Mates | Book Four

Forbes Mates: Book Four

Nine years ago Eric Joyce went wolf when his chosen mate broke the bond, and he hasn’t walked on two legs since. Convinced he lost his friends when he ran out on them, he cut himself off from the pack. But a surprising visitor prods him back down the mountain, and he finds himself welcomed warmly.

Ben Arellano grew up in Texas with a human, Catholic mother who didn’t understand a thing about wolves—and didn’t try to learn. He spent his whole life being told his wolf was a demon that needed to be exorcised, surrounded by a wolf pack made up of good ole boys who had no tolerance for his Mexican ancestry or his bisexuality. When he’s given the opportunity to relocate to an accepting pack in Pittsburgh, he jumps at the chance.

When Eric and Ben meet for the first time, neither is ready for it. Where Ben expects rejection, Eric is convinced yet another mate will leave, break the bond, and put him through the same hell all over again. Can they get past their reservations and have a happily mated life?

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Senza difese

Andare a segno

Un libro della serie Andare a segno

Il futuro di Lane Courtnall appare luminoso: a soli vent’anni è stato scelto dai Sea Storm di Jacksonville, una squadra di un campionato minore affiliato alla NHL, la lega nazionale di hockey su ghiaccio. Essere gay e praticare uno sport dove si scambiano certi insulti lo mette un po’ a disagio. Inoltre, dopo che ha fatto dei commenti senza riflettere, ha finito per alienarsi le simpatie dei compagni di squadra. Durante una partita contro i rivali per eccellenza, decide di dimostrare a tutti il suo valore e getta i guanti a terra per sfidare Jared Shore, enforcer dei Savannah Renegades. È uno strano modo per cominciare una relazione. 

Jared ha trascorso la maggior parte della carriera nelle leghe minori, è bisessuale e non gli importa che gli altri lo sappiano o meno, ma è determinato a evitare una storia seria dopo che l’ultima lo ha lasciato a pezzi. Gli basta una notte con il novellino Lane Courtnall per avere dei ripensamenti. Lane gli rammenta il motivo per cui ama il suo sport e gli fa capire che vale la pena rischiare per amore. Jared spera invece di mostrare a Lane come sentirsi a suo agio nella propria pelle, sul ghiaccio e fuori. Ma si trovano in momenti diversi delle loro carriere, ed entrambi dovranno decidere a cosa tengono di più.

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Chasing his dream will send him into a dark and twisted nightmare.

Tahki’s only goal is to become a world-famous architect, even if that means betraying his father’s wishes by abandoning his comfortable life for one of unpredictable danger.

After Tahki blindly accepts what he thinks will be a dream job, his skills as an architect are put to the test as he is given the bizarre—and slightly unethical—task of turning a remote castle into a new-age machine for Prince Dyraien. The castle provides a challenge unlike any he’s had before, and Tahki finds the only way he’ll be able to succeed is to swallow his pride and work alongside Rye, a guarded young man who is quick to see the flaws in both Tahki and his work.

Yet the looming deadline proves to be the least of Tahki’s troubles. When a horrifying creature begins to haunt him, Tahki turns to Rye for help. The more he learns about the history of the castle, the more terrifying the hauntings become. Even with Rye by his side, Tahki realizes achieving his dream might send him down a dark path from which he can’t return.

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