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Guards of Folsom
Whispering Pines Ranch
Guards of Folsom Universe

A Whispering Pines Ranch story
A Guards of Folsom story

When Ty left Pegasus for New York, he knew he was falling for Blake but wasn’t sure he could trust him. Blake didn’t know whether he could be vulnerable enough to take on another boy. Since the move to the Big Apple, Blake and Ty have learned how to live with each other. Now they need to let go of their pasts and take the next steps outside the playroom.

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A Great Miracle Happened There

2012 Advent Calendar | Evergreen

This winter, Jude Bloch can't decide what bothers him more—the crowds of people or the holiday revelry. Even meeting handsome chef Mac Appel fails to cheer him up because Jude knows the most he could hope for is a one-night stand. But one night turns into two and then more. Maybe Mac can bring some warmth into Jude's holiday season.

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Aunt Dee Dee’s Holiday Check

2012 Advent Calendar | Evergreen

After his Aunt Dee Dee sends him a windfall, Ethan decides to bail on the family holiday drama and go on a college skiing trip instead. Then a reservation snafu lands him in the same room as Henry, another student on the trip, and Ethan stumbles onto a bonus present of another kind: one that could last through Christmas and beyond.

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Betting on Snow

2012 Advent Calendar | Evergreen

On the advice of his best friend, recent unemployed graduate Paul bets there’ll be snow in London on Christmas Day. Four months later, he finds work as an au pair for newly widowed Ben and his two-year-old son. But as Christmas approaches, Paul finds himself looking to Ben for more than just a paycheck.

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Lord of Misrule

2012 Advent Calendar | Evergreen

The Yule festival of Twelfth Night is a time when servants are the masters and vice versa, and tension and humor fill the air. Dan and his partner, Taj, have busy lives even without their duties as members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. When Taj is selected to coordinate the holiday activities and assigned the title Lord of Misrule, it encroaches on their time as a couple—until they negotiate their way to a happy holiday.

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Peace in the Valley

2012 Advent Calendar | Evergreen

John and Anthony always have a hard time carving out some alone time for the holidays. John’s services in search and rescue are in high demand because his dog has a fine nose and a good track record for finding lost souls. What his fellow volunteers don’t realize is Sir Barksalot is actually Anthony—fully transformed—and that man and werewolf are juggling demanding jobs and lost hikers while trying to have their romantic Christmas together.

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Rudolph

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2012 Advent Calendar | Evergreen

Crotchety and cranky Rudy—aka Santa—is in a foul mood every Christmas season. He talks to lots of children and even more parents but not with guys looking for dates. Only when his best helper makes him a very special gift does he meet someone to his liking. Kind of. Because that someone is made of flour and spices—and to impress him, Rudy seriously has to work on his seduction skills.

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Traditions from the Heart

2012 Advent Calendar | Evergreen
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When Aaron finds out Ben is missing out on some important Christmas traditions to be with him, he starts thinking of ways to give Ben new ways to observe the holiday. Can a homemade bear, a friend-made video, and a sock-eating goat become the traditions that keep Ben and Aaron together?

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Yes, Darling

2012 Advent Calendar | Evergreen

Baker Brockton’s lover, Coby Darling, left town last year because Baker was afraid to come out and admit Coby was more than a friend. Baker’s been miserable ever since, but now Coby’s home for the holidays, and Baker thinks they might have a chance until Coby hints that he might move back to town if Baker can give him what he wants. Baker is furious about another ultimatum—is he willing to compromise if it means they’ll be together?

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Isaac Lewis left the gangs behind to remake himself. He’s a street fighter turned gym rat, a thug turned honest man—only his loneliness hasn’t changed.

Success as a restaurateur hasn't erased Thierry Guillaume’s insecurities. Well-padded in a world where looks matter, he’s been grasping at crumbs of affection. Can Isaac convince him he deserves the whole cake?

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1989

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2012 Daily Dose | Time is Eternity

Back in 1989, Theo Wellis made a mistake: he ran from Luke, the man he loved. He’s regretted it ever since--especially because the man in question died more than twenty years ago. One lonely, drunken night, he gets the chance to change the past. Will he take it or run away once again?

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A Man Out of Time

2012 Daily Dose | Time is Eternity

English professor Dale Hoberman is out of his depth as a visiting professor at Oxford. His one comfortable social connection is with a man long dead. In his spare time, he takes on the task of analyzing the possessions of Martin Winthrop, a brilliant physicist who met with a tragic end.  When science and serendipity give Dale a chance to meet Martin, Dale is suddenly comfortable in his own skin, but is his happiness with Martin worth risking the powerful forces of time and physics, or is Martin’s tragic end destined to be?

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A Thousand Goodbyes

2012 Daily Dose | Time is Eternity

History is written by the biased victors, leaving only their view intact. Future civilizations are now trying to learn from the past, sending agents Niall and Dafydd to record lost perspectives from destroyed cultures. To achieve this, they keep Dafydd in the dark, and it takes a thousand lifetimes of love and loss before he sees the light.

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Do-over

2012 Daily Dose | Time is Eternity
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Engall is supposed to hit a party and hook up with his longtime crush, Chandler—at least that’s what Engall’s unlikely guardian angel keeps telling him. But the more Dagiel tries to fix the situation, the weirder it gets. How many do-overs will it take to make Engall’s life right?

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Hedgehogs are Everywhen

2012 Daily Dose | Time is Eternity

Terry is grieving the loss of his former lover, Dante, when an enigmatic and very attractive stranger named the Professor drags him into an Airstream trailer/time machine. Together with his trusty hedgehog companion, Thigden, the Professor sets out to show Terry a vision of his future with a rakishly handsome pirate. Terry doesn't expect an intergalactic space cruise, ginger snaps, or an attack for something he hasn’t even done yet, but one thing is certain: when it comes to time travel, romance is never truly dead.

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Judgment

2012 Daily Dose | Time is Eternity

Jeritt Troy is a Scourge, a guardian tasked with patrolling cracks in time and righting the unspoken wrongs in history. His next task is a killer—not just for him, but for his husband and partner, Frost Ramsey, because Jeritt’s not just tracking a bad guy; he’s tracking his previous partner—his best friend.

Brekin Creed is as deadly as he’s ever been, and when Jeritt finds himself both abandoned and stranded in time, he has only a handful of years to figure out what went wrong with Brekin and, in doing so, save Frost’s life. Is there time enough for Jeritt to save Frost, or will he be locked in the judgment of his mistakes for eternity?

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One Constant

One Constant and Right on Time
2012 Daily Dose | Time is Eternity

Two weeks from his thirtieth birthday in the year 2020, Temporal Agent Charleston Meeks Jr. is assigned to work for his father on a special project. The government’s Restore Point Program sends small teams back in time to save the life of one person, just once, but Charleston’s father wants to explore what would happen if the RPP intervened in the life of one person repeatedly. Charleston is tasked with saving the same child, Barnaby Rosenthal, from a series of events from birth through his teens. When Charleston approaches his terminal step—the last temporal trip an agent can make before possibly suffering permanent damage—his father forbids any further contact, but Charleston has too much invested in Barnaby to give up.

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