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Toby Kipton’s life is disintegrating. First he loses his job. Then, forced to leave the big city, he must return to his small hometown to bury his father.

It only gets stranger and more dangerous from there.

Toby becomes obsessed with his father’s mistress, a woman with whom his dad carried on a secret twenty-year affair. Unraveling the truth leads him deep into the nest of intrigue and vengeful gossip that plagues any small town, and soon Toby uncovers evidence that may tie his father to a local swingers’ club—and murder.

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Constantly Cotton

The Flophouse | Book Two

When Jason Constance rescued a busload of kidnapped children, he didn’t expect a parade. He didn’t expect to be hunted by mobsters and the military either. Wounded and half out of his mind, Jason finds himself at the tender mercies of an angel-faced nurse named Cotton.

Cotton has just flunked out of porn, and as far as he can tell, he’s flunking life too. Having an injured colonel in his bed seems par for the course, but he’s too busy keeping Jason alive to question how fate brought him there.

But fate isn’t done with them. When they go on the run from the mobsters who shot Jason, there should be no time to fall in love, but neither man seems suited for an average life—or relationship. Jason and Cotton can probably survive homicidal mobsters and rogue military operations. The question is, can they survive the work they’ll have to do to forge a place just for them?

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When interstellar smuggler Haz Taylor loses his ship, his money, and his tattered reputation, drinking himself to death on a backwater planet seems like his only option. Then the Coalition offers him a contract to return a stolen religious artifact. Sounds simple enough, but politics can be deadly—and the artifact’s not enthusiastic about being returned.

Haz didn’t sign up to be prisoner transport, but he’s caught between a blaster and hard vacuum. Still, that doesn’t mean he can’t show his captive some kindness. It costs him nothing to give Mot the freedom to move about the ship, to eat when he’s hungry… to believe that he’s a person. It’s only until they reach Mot’s planet. Besides, the Coalition would hate it, which is reason enough.

Then he finds out what awaits Mot at home, and suddenly hard vacuum doesn’t look so bad. Haz is no hero, but he can’t consign Mot to his fate. Somewhere under the space grime, Haz has a sliver of principle. It’s probably going to get him killed, but he doesn’t have much to live for anyway….

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Twelve Heroes

The Elusive Spark | Book Four

A Harmony Ink Press Title

The Elusive Spark: Book Four

The end of the world is coming.

On the run from the Paragon Academy, James, Falling Star, Lumen, and the rest meet up on their alien father’s spaceship on the shores of Venus. Together they must travel to the Hidden Mountain and face a test to determine which of them are members of the Twelve Heroes, a band of super beings charged with protecting the universe.

With the Eye of the Keeper, the Twelve Heroes wield the power to heal the Earth… but if the amulet falls into the wrong hands, that power could destroy everything. The Star Children must keep the Eye out of the Paragon Academy’s nefarious clutches—or risk the possibility of demons running free, plunging humanity into chaos and darkness. But they will have to work together. After all, no one has ever saved the world by themselves….

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A vampire succubus created during the Black Plague, Godfrey works as a Boston paramedic and battles loneliness and exhaustion as he fights to keep humanity safe from twin COVID and opioid epidemics.

He has always pursued that which provides him hope—medicine, the cello… love. But yielding to his feelings for his work partner, Trevor, would conflict with Godfrey’s complicated moral code. Instead he feeds on sexual energy when he must and investigates a drug ring in his spare time.

But even a vampire can’t ignore his feelings forever.

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Just Calamarried

Sucker For Love Mysteries | Book 5

Newlyweds Sloane and Loch are eagerly expecting their first child, though for Sloane that excitement is tempered by pregnancy side effects. Carrying a god’s baby would be enough to deal with, especially with the whole accelerated gestation thing, but it’s not like Sloane can take maternity leave. He works for himself as a private investigator. Which leads him to his next case.

At least this strange new mystery distracts him from the stress of constant puking.

When two priests are murdered within hours of each other, a woman named Daphne hires Sloane and Loch to track down the prime suspect—her brother—before the police do. Between untangling a conspiracy of lies and greed, going toe-to-toe with a gangster, and stealing a cat, they hardly have time to decorate a nursery…. 

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Former world champion bronco rider Dustin and rancher Marshall have been life partners for more than twenty years, and time has taken its toll. Their sex life is as dusty as the rodeo ring. Somehow their marriage hasn’t turned out how they planned.

But when a new family moves in up the road with two young boys, one very sick, Dustin and Marshall realize how deep their ruts are and that there might be hope to break them. After all, where they’re from, the most important part of being a man is helping those who need it.

A new common purpose helps break down the deep routines they’ve fallen into and makes them realize the life they’ve been living has left them both cold and hollow. Spending time with the kids—teaching them how to be cowboys—reignites something they thought lost long ago. But twenty years is a lot of time to make up for. Can they find their way back to each other, or are the ruts they’ve created worn too deep?

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Dead Woman's Revenge

Nearly Departed | Book Two

Flynn Dalton doesn’t want to be a hero. But for Genesis, she’ll do whatever it takes.

After her first, deadly brush with the paranormal, Flynn just wants to get back to her life: construction work, semiprofessional bowling, and her fiancée, Genesis. Unfortunately, Flynn’s abilities have caught the attention of the National Psychic Registry, and they have their own agenda. Wherever Flynn goes, the registry follows, setting up tests of her abilities, hounding her to attend the conference in Atlantic City for evaluation and training.

Flynn can handle the registry’s heavy-handed tactics, threats, and guilt trips. She’s even convinced herself she can deal with her own growing—and increasingly dangerous—powers. But the offer to heal the wounds she sustained in Dead Woman’s Pond, wounds that are making it almost impossible to do the work she loves, is much more tempting.

And if the registry learns of Gen’s addiction to dark magic, agreeing to do whatever the registry wants might be the only bargaining chip Flynn has left.

Unfortunately, the registry’s plans for her are much deadlier than a simple series of tests….

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Les aurores boréales et une seconde chance en amour peuvent-elles rendre l’inspiration à un artiste en difficulté ?

Quand le peintre new-yorkais Devon Starr abandonne ses vices, sa muse s’en va avec eux. Devon a besoin d’un changement, mais quand l’AVC de son père le ramène chez lui en Alaska, la petite ville où il a grandi n’est pas celle dont il se rappelle.

Enrique Salazar se souvient bien de Devon, et il en fait une mission personnelle de lui ouvrir les yeux sur la beauté sauvage et les possibilités tout autour d’eux. Les deux hommes se rapprochent, et alors que Devon commence tout juste à voir ce qu’il avait toujours eu sous les yeux, ils sont appelés à se dresser contre une compagnie minière qui menace la nature immaculée les ayant aidés à tomber amoureux. La lutte renforce leur lien, mais tandis que le désir de prendre un pinceau revient, Devon ressent aussi l’attraction de la ville.

Coincé entre deux mondes, tout ce que Devon peut faire est de suivre son cœur. 

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Das Genie

Ein Abenteuer der Meisterbetrüger

A long, long time ago, Felix Salinger was caught pickpocketing for the first time, and Danny Mitchell helped him escape. The two were inseparable... until they broke up.

Twenty years after that first encounter, Danny returns to Chicago, the city where he lived with Felix and their perfect family, to save him once more. Felix's news station - responsible for their breakup - is under fire from a ruthless employee who is making serious allegations against Felix. An official investigation could bring their house of cards down. The only way to prove Felix's innocence is to pull off her biggest scam yet.

But while Felix hasn't lost his talent for scams, seeing Danny again is bittersweet. Their ten-year separation has left holes in both hearts that no amount of loot can fill. A group of young, inexperienced thieves join them as they trade ancient jewels and battle new threats to pull off the perfect heist. However, the most difficult task will be to prove that love is the only valuable thing they have ever had.

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When brilliant, highly disciplined young danseur Jule Parry leaves England to audition in New York, it’s expected he’ll join the most prestigious company around. Instead, he finds himself a member of a young, nontraditional company that ruffles the feathers of the ballet establishment.

Jule is sheltered and naïve, and despite his excellent training, the sudden changes in his life throw him off balance. The establishment thinks his company’s bold new ballet is “vulgar,” there are problems with funding, and he and his coworkers seem to come from different worlds.

However, Jule’s professional turmoil is nothing compared to the confusion caused by the romantic attention of handsome premier danseur Lucas Madding. With Lucas’s help, Jule is eager to find his place in this strange new world, but he’s struggling. It will take all his talent, training, and heart to survive a season in the NYC ballet scene—and Lucas is intent on stealing his heart away.

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Jory Keyes mène une vie normale comme assistant d'un architecte jusqu'à ce qu'il soit témoin d'un assassinat brutal. Bien qu'initialement sauvé par l'inspecteur de police Sam Kage, Jory refuse la détention préventive – il a une vie qu'il aime et à laquelle il ne renoncera pas, peu importe qui est après lui. Mais la vie de Jory est réellement en danger, surtout après qu'il accepte de témoigner à propos de ce qu'il a vu.

Alors qu'il jongle avec les tentatives de meurtre dont il est l'objet, des amis bien intentionnés qui veulent le voir heureux, un patron trop protecteur et un mystère qui se dévoile lentement et qui est beaucoup plus sinistre que ce qu'il aurait pu imaginer, le jeune homosexuel se retrouve impliqué avec Sam, l'inspecteur en conflit avec lui-même et dans le placard. Et si Jory a une chance de survivre au danger, il ne peut pas survivre à un cœur brisé.

Trois ans plus tard, ayant change de nom et referm’e la porte d’un passé chargé de douleur dans le but de devenir plus fort, Jory a une nouvelle carrière, une associée formidable, et une vie satisfaisante – mis à part le trou béant dans sa poitrine que lui laissé l’inspecteur Sam Kage lorsqu’il est parti en emportant son cœur.

Maintenant, Sam est de retour et il sait ce qu’il veut… et ce qu’il veut, c’est Jory. Jory, qui ne sait pas s’il peut survivre à une nouvelle rupture – ou à la perte de Sam durant l’une de ses missions dangereuses – résiste à retomber dans les bras du seul homme qu’il a jamais vraiment aimé. Mais lorsqu’un tueur en série avec un compte à régler prend Jory pour cible, il devra décider si l’amour vaut le danger alors qu’il tente de résoudre l’affaire et de protéger Sam.

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Amour tentaqueulaire

L'amour, toujours | Tome 1

Rien ne rapproche aussi bien deux hommes – ou plutôt un homme et un immortel – que la vengeance.

Sloane, détective privé, a sacrifié sa carrière dans les Forces de l’Ordre pour traquer le meurtrier de ses parents. Comme eux, il croit en des dieux oubliés, il pratique leur magie et leur offre ses prières… sans jamais obtenir de réponse.

Jusqu’ici.

Azaethoth le Petit, dieu des voleurs et des escrocs, prend soin des siens. Il vient sur terre pour venger le meurtre d’un de ses favoris et peut-être séduire le très tentant détective que le destin a mis sur son chemin. S’il réussit dans ses projets, il ne s’agira pas seulement d’attraper un tueur pour le remettre à la justice. En fait, Azaethoth est sûr d’avoir enfin trouvé celui avec lequel il aimerait passer sa vie éternelle.

La résistance initiale de Sloane cède devant la tendresse inattendue d’Azaethoth, et les tentacules qu’il aperçoit parfois sous l’apparence humaine du dieu enflamment son imagination. Mais leur enquête devient de plus en plus étrange et dangereuse. Pour survivre à la bataille finale, le couple aura besoin d’un peu de foi… et beaucoup de lumière mystique.

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Can fake fiancées find lasting love—together?

Travel agent Dina dreams of a promotion that will allow her to see the world in person instead of from her computer screen. When Dina’s boss invites her on the partners trip, Dina is over the moon. There’s just one catch: the invite is for her and her fiancée—a woman who doesn’t exist. Dina hits a comedy club to distract herself from her problem… and runs into the perfect solution.

The Edinburgh Comedy Festival could be comedian Claire’s big break—if only she could get in. Dina can make that happen for her. All Claire has to do is pretend to be her fiancée.

Dina and Claire make an odd couple—organized versus spontaneous, prim versus outrageous—but they agree to the bargain for the sake of their careers. After all, how hard can it be to pretend to be in love on the most romantic vacation ever? What could possibly go wrong?

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Perdre le contrôle

Black Dragons, Inc (Français)

Un Navy SEAL craquant et un irrésistible espion de la CIA forment un duo torride. Vont-ils réussir à travailler ensemble pour retrouver un terroriste notoire sans d’abord s’entretuer ?

Quand le Navy SEAL Spencer Newman accepte la dangereuse mission de rapatrier manu militari l’agent de la CIA Drago Thorpe – l’homme qu’il aime depuis toujours –, il prévoit que la situation devienne rapidement FUBAR. En revanche, il ne s’attend pas du tout à ce que Dray le convainque de se rebeller contre les ordres reçus.

Drago regrette d’avoir provoqué leur rupture, dix ans plus tôt, en insistant pour que Spence reconnaisse publiquement leur liaison. Il veut une seconde chance. Le SEAL étant rigide, le pousser à enfreindre les règles est un vrai défi, mais les deux hommes doivent dépasser les bornes pour éliminer un terroriste présumé mort.

La tension monte alors qu’ensemble ils traquent leur cible. Mèneront-ils leur mission à terme avant que leur attraction mutuelle devienne incontrôlable ?

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The Driver

Long Con Adventures
The Long Con
A Long Con Adventure
 
Hell-raiser, getaway driver, and occasional knight in tarnished armor Chuck Calder has never had any illusions about being a serious boyfriend. He may not be a good guy, but at least as part of Josh Salinger’s crew of upscale thieves and cons, he can feel good about his job.

Right now, his job is Lucius Broadstone.

Lucius is a blueblood with a brutal past. He uses his fortune and contacts to help people trying to escape abuse, but someone is doing everything they can to stop him. He needs the kind of help only the Salingers can provide. Besides, he hasn’t forgotten the last time he and Chuck Calder collided. The team’s good ol’ boy and good luck charm is a blue-collar handful, but he is genuinely kind. He takes Lucius’s mission seriously, and Lucius has never had that before. In spite of Chuck’s reluctance to admit he’s a nice guy, Lucius wants to know him better.

Chuck’s a guaranteed good time, and Lucius is a forever guy. Can Chuck come to terms with his past and embrace the future Lucius is offering? Or is Good Luck Chuck destined to be driving off into the sunset alone forever?

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Können ein verzweifelter Magier und ein verbitterter, desillusionierter Vampir einen Weg finden, Partner zu werden und ihre Welt zu retten? In einer Welt, in der ein Krieg der Magier tobt, werden Vampire von vielen als minderwertig angesehen, als die stereotypischen Geschöpfe der Nacht, denen die Menschen zum Opfer fallen. Doch der Krieg wird immer bedrohlicher, sodass die Magier und Vampire eine Allianz schmieden, die auf Partnerschaften des Blutes und der Magie gründet. Sie hoffen, damit dem Krieg gegen die dunklen Magier eine entscheidende Wendung geben zu können. Während der Krieg immer brutaler wird und sich auf beiden Seiten die Verluste häufen, suchen die dunklen Magier nach Wegen, die Allianz zu zerstören. Derweil durchforsten die Blutspartner alte Quellen, um hinter den Vorurteilen und Legenden das entscheidende Quäntchen Wahrheit zu finden, das die Geschicke des Krieges endgültig zu ihren Gunsten wenden kann.

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Coda, Colorado, offre l'image d'une parfaite carte postale, mais les montagnes ne sont pas les meilleures interlocutrices. Un homosexuel célibataire peut se sentir bien seul. Mais pour ces quatre couples, l'air frais de cette petite ville leur inspire une romance bien à eux.

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