Books by "Anna Martin" (29)

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The South Pacific Archipelago is home to a tiny island community of around three hundred scientists… and twenty thousand dinosaurs. As a paleogeneticist, Kit Sterling leads a team studying the dinosaurs to unlock the unanswered questions of evolution.

But there is something more dangerous than dinosaurs on the islands.

Head ranger Logan Beck discovers evidence of poachers, while rumors of a black market for dinosaur leather swirl around the community. Kit and Logan haven’t always gotten along professionally, though that has nothing to do with their attraction to each other. So when they’re thrown together to save an injured infant dinosaur, their professional disdain turns into a clandestine romance.

With not just the injured dinosaur at risk, but all of the precious dinosaurs on the islands too, Kit and Logan have to figure out how to balance their budding romance without letting their careers go extinct.

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Als der Paläontologe Nick Eisenberg erfährt, dass jemand glaubt, in Alberta Velociraptor-Knochen gefunden zu haben, übersteigt seine Neugierde seinen Wunsch, in London zu bleiben. Schließlich ist er einer der weltweit führenden Experten für prähistorische Raubtiere und wollte schon immer die nordamerikanischen Verwandten des Velociraptors aufspüren. Es gibt nur ein Problem: den Umweltschützer Hunter Joseph. Während Nick die Ausgrabung überwacht, scharrt Hunter die Anwohner um sich und protestiert gegen die Zerstörung der Landschaft durch Nicks Team auf der Suche nach Dinosaurierknochen.

Nick und Hunter werden einfach nicht miteinander warm. Hunter ist selbstgerecht und mürrisch, Nick ein engstirniger Nerd. Trotzdem müssen sie einen Weg finden, am selben Ort zu arbeiten, ohne sich gegenseitig an die Gurgel zu gehen, vor allem, da jemand anderes entschlossen scheint, Nick mehr Probleme zu bereiten, als er sich je hätte vorstellen können.

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Tattoo artist Max Marshall races into his hometown of Sweetwater, West Virginia—and is promptly pulled over for speeding. Max’s luck isn’t all bad, though, because he recognizes the deputy, Tyler Reed, Max’s childhood best friend’s older brother.

Reconnecting with Tyler helps Max settle back in, and it also leads to attraction. But when he tries to explore that connection at the grand opening of his tattoo studio—by kissing Tyler—awkwardness ensues. Max wants more, but has he misread Tyler’s signals?

As a single father raising a six-year-old daughter, Tyler doesn’t have much time to date. He’s ignored his attraction to men for years, but he can’t stop thinking about the kiss he shared with Max. If he can handle the complications of dating in a small town and the possible consequences to his career, this romance could blossom with all the colors of summer.

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Lorsque James, lycéen, rencontre des problèmes avec son pick-up, Dylan, étudiant en mécanique, vole à son secours. James est à la fois surpris et ravi que Dylan veuille le revoir. Puisque James est nouveau dans le domaine de la romance, ils prennent les choses lentement, et parce que Dylan est à l’université, James garde sa relation naissante secrète auprès de son père surprotecteur. 

De l’autre côté de la ville, Mark, enseignant et père célibataire de James et de sa sœur, Frankie, rencontre Steve dans un bar pour ce qu’ils pensent tous les deux être un petit coup rapide. Mark ne voit aucune raison de parler de Steve à ses enfants ou d’insister pour que son amant d’un soir lui donne des détails au sujet de son fils adoptif… ce n’est que du sexe entre eux, n’est-ce pas ?

Deux histoires très différentes grandissent côte à côte, chacune à l’insu de l’autre. Tout change lors d’un barbecue, lorsque Mark décide qu’il est temps que ses enfants rencontrent Steve et que lui fasse connaissance avec Dylan, le fils de Steve. L’inévitable explosion entraîne des explications pour les deux couples afin d’apaiser les sentiments blessés de leur famille – et de leurs amants.

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When high school student James has trouble with his truck, Dylan, who is studying to be a mechanic, comes to the rescue. James thinks he hides his immediate attraction well, but is happy to be wrong when Dylan asks for his number. Since James is new to romance, they take things slowly, and because Dylan is in college, James keeps the budding relationship secret from his overprotective dad.

Across town, Mark, a teacher and single father to James and his sister, Frankie, meets Steve at a bar for what both believe will be a quick hookup. Mark doesn’t see any reason to tell his kids about Steve or press Steve for details about Steve’s adopted son…. It’s just sex between them. Isn’t it?

Two very different love stories grow side by side, each hidden from the other. But all of that changes at a family barbecue, when Mark decides it’s time for his kids to meet Steve and for him to meet James’s boyfriend, who none of them realize is Steve’s son, Dylan. The inevitable explosion means the two couples have some explaining to do to soothe the hurt feelings of their families—and lovers.

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Quando al paleontologo Nick Eisenberg giunge la notizia che qualcuno crede di aver trovato le ossa di un velociraptor nell’Alberta, la sua curiosità prevale sul desiderio di restare a Londra. Dopotutto, è uno dei più grandi esperti al mondo di predatori preistorici e ha sempre voluto trovare i cugini nordamericani dei velociraptor. C’è solo un problema: l’ambientalista Hunter Joseph. Mentre Nick supervisiona lo scavo, Hunter si aggiudica il sostegno degli abitanti della zona e si oppone alla distruzione del paesaggio portata avanti dai paleontologi alla ricerca di ossa di dinosauri. 

Nick e Hunter non riescono proprio ad andare d’accordo. Hunter è un integralista perennemente imbronciato. Nick è un nerd dalle vedute ristrette. Ma devono trovare il modo di lavorare nello stesso sito senza uccidersi a vicenda, perché c’è qualcun altro lì fuori che sembra determinato a causare a Nick più problemi di quanti possa immaginare. 

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Jackson Lewis isn’t a typical werewolf. He isolates himself in a small town outside Spokane and dedicates himself to making his business—Lone Wolf Brewery—a success. If it leaves him little time for romance, he’s okay with that. His soul mate could be out there somewhere, but he isn’t actively looking.

So he’s in for quite the shock when he literally bumps into his soul mate—Leo Gallagher, an adorable, nerdy, vibrant music therapist who’s Jackson’s polar opposite.

But he’s human. And a man.

Jackson is straight—or at least he’s always assumed so. Though he can’t deny his attraction to Leo, it’s a lot for both of them to deal with.

While Jackson and Leo figure out what their future might hold, they face prejudice from both the human and werewolf communities—including a group of fanatics willing to kill to show humans and werewolves don’t belong together.

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Quand le paléontologue Nick Eisenberg apprend qu’on pense avoir déterré les os d’un vélociraptor dans l’Alberta, au Canada, sa curiosité surpasse son envie de rester vivre à Londres. Après tout, en tant qu’éminent spécialistedes prédateurs préhistoriques, il a toujours voulu découvrir les cousins nord-américains du Velociraptor. Un seul problème se pose : Hunter Joseph, un défenseur de l’environnement. Pendant que Nick supervise la fouille, Hunter rassemble les gens de la région pour s’opposer à la destruction du paysage provoquée par son équipe, dans sa recherche des précieux os de dinosaures.

Impossible pour Nick, l’intello étroit d’esprit, et Hunter, le rabat-joie moralisateur, de s’entendre. Néanmoins, ils devront trouver un moyen de travailler sur le même site sans se sauter à la gorge, d’autant plus que quelqu’un semble bien déterminé à causer à Nick plus de soucis qu’il n’aurait jamais pu imaginer.

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Rainbow Sprinkles

States of Love | California

Cooper Reed has a fairly relaxed life for someone who lives in LA. He’s no celebrity—just the guy who makes sundaes at the Dreamy Creamery, and that’s the way he likes it. The highlight of every week is the beautiful guy who turns up and orders a sundae with rainbow sprinkles. Cooper still isn’t sure if that’s a code, because he has a huge crush and the hot guy is terrible at flirting.

Drew Tanner, it turns out, is an original California dreamer. He’s as wholesome as apple pie and twice as sweet, a real-life Disney Prince at Disneyland. But while Drew’s head is in the clouds, Cooper’s feet are firmly on the ground, and their different outlooks might be more than their new relationship can take.

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

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Fortsetzung zu Andere Wege
Ein Titel der Neue Wege Serie

Es ist drei Jahre her, seit Jesse Ross sich zwischen seinem Master und seiner festen Freundin entscheiden musste – drei Jahre, seit er eine Liebesbeziehung mit Will, seinem Dom, eingegangen ist und endlich offen zu seiner sexuellen Orientierung steht. Von außen betrachtet ist die Beziehung zwischen Jesse und Will beständig, stabil und romantisch; alle gehen davon aus, dass sie demnächst heiraten und eine Familie gründen werden. Erst ein Autounfall deckt die zutapezierten Risse in ihrem gemeinsamen Leben auf. 

Traumatisiert durch den Unfall muss Will, der den Wagen gefahren hat, feststellen, dass sein Selbstvertrauen in Scherben liegt. Nachdem er Jesse unabsichtlich Schmerzen zugefügt hat, sieht er sich außerstande, ihm im Schlafzimmer wehzutun, und stellt plötzlich seine Eignung als Jesses Dom in Frage. In dieser physisch und emotional völlig verfahrenen Situation kämpft Jesse darum, die Teile ihrer angeknacksten Beziehung zusammenzuhalten. Die physischen Wunden heilen zwar mit der Zeit, doch das emotionale Trauma hat bei beiden Männern mehr Schäden hinterlassen, als irgendjemand ahnen konnte …

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and One Time I Kissed Him First

When you realize you want to marry your best friend at age six, life should follow a pretty predictable path, right? Maybe not.

As a kid, Evan King thought Scott Sparrow was the most amazing person he’d ever met. At seventeen, his crush runs a little deeper, and nothing seems simple anymore. Scott is more interested in football and girls than playing superheroes, and Evan’s attention is focused on getting into art school. A late-night drunken kiss is something to be forgotten, not obsessed over for the next ten years.

When life suddenly brings them back together, it doesn’t take much for the flame Evan carried for Scott nearly all his life to come roaring back, and Evan discovers that life sometimes has a strange way of coming full circle.

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Suite de Pour être tien
Une Autre Voie, numéro hors série

En six ans d’amour et de jeux sexy, Jesse Ross et Will Anderson ont connu des hauts et des bas dont ils sont sortis plus forts et plus heureux. Mais lorsque la mère de Jesse meurt subitement, il est obligé de revenir dans la maison de son enfance, en Géorgie, afin d’aider sa famille à surmonter cette épreuve. Will se fait transférer de Seattle aux bureaux de son entreprise à Atlanta, mais il est hors de question pour eux de s’aimer à leur façon pendant leur séjour chez le père de Jesse. Will décide donc de leur acheter une petite maison pour rétablir leur intimité.

Lorsque leur vie retrouve une certaine normalité, tous deux reprennent leur relation BDSM abandonnée temporairement. Mais avec la soumission assurée de Jesse arrivent aussi les ennuis, quand un homme de la région essaie de voler son amant seul et plein de chagrin à Will, et que l’un des collègues de ce dernier cause des tensions dans leur couple. Les deux hommes sont alors forcés de réévaluer leurs priorités et la direction que prendra leur idylle.

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Henry Richardson, originaire de New York, a besoin de changer d’air. Son copain vient de le plaquer et son affaire a été victime de l’économie. Mais est-ce une bonne raison pour sauter dans le premier avion après un coup de fil surprise ?

La promesse d’une nouvelle opportunité conduit Henry loin de sa ville natale jusqu’à un minuscule patelin dans la campagne anglaise, où son arrière-grand-mère veut lui léguer un énorme manoir. En organisateur de mariages expérimenté, il voit l’intérêt de rénover cette bâtisse en ruines et de l’utiliser pour accueillir des événements. Tout ce dont il a besoin, c’est de trouver des entreprises locales afin de lui fournir le nécessaire.

C’est ainsi qu’Henry rencontre Ryan Burgess, le propriétaire timide mais travailleur d’une ferme biologique. L’étincelle entre eux crépite lentement à mesure qu’avancent les travaux de la maison, mais Ryan reste profondément terré dans son placard et refuse d’en sortir. Et c’est finalement avec le cricket que quelque chose s’amorce, un sport pour lequel Henry, ancien joueur de baseball, semble étonnamment doué. Pour lui, le cricket aide à combler le fossé entre l’Angleterre et New York, mais à moins que Ryan trouve un moyen de concilier sa sexualité et sa peur, leur relation n’a aucune chance de fonctionner.

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Of Being Yours

Another Way...

Sequel to Another Way

It’s been three years since Jesse Ross had to choose between his Master and his girlfriend—three years he’s spent living in a loving relationship with Will, his Dom, and finally being open about his sexuality. To the outside eye, Jesse and Will’s relationship is settled, solid, and romantic: people expect them to settle down, get married, have a family. It takes a car crash to expose the papered-over cracks in their life together.

Traumatized by the crash, Will finds his confidence shattered. After unintentionally causing Jesse pain during the accident, Will finds it impossible to hurt him in the bedroom, and suddenly he has to reassess his ability to be Jesse’s Dom. The emotional and physical deadlock leaves Jesse struggling to hold the pieces of their tattered relationship together. The physical scars may heal with time, but the emotional trauma has left more damage than either man could have anticipated....

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Ser tuyo

Otro camino

La secuela de Otro camino
Un libro de la saga Otro camino

Han pasado tres años desde que Jesse Ross tuvo que escoger entre su Amo y su novia; tres años que ha pasado viviendo en una relación romántica con Will, su Amo, y siendo por fin abierto sobre el tema de su sexualidad. A simple vista, la relación de Jesse y Will es estable, sólida y romántica; la gente espera que sienten cabeza, se casen y formen una familia. Es necesario un accidente de coche para exponer las grietas de su vida juntos.

Traumatizado por el accidente, la confianza de Will desaparece. Tras causar dolor a Jesse, sin querer, durante el accidente, Will encuentra imposible hacerle daño en el dormitorio y, de repente, tiene que reconsiderar su capacidad para ser el Amo de Jesse.

El bloqueo físico y emocional deja a Jesse intentando recomponer las piezas de su relación. Las cicatrices físicas puede que se curen con el tiempo, pero el trauma emocional ha dejado más daño del que los dos podrían haber previsto.

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Joe Fitzgerald hates New Orleans, but he’s stuck there until he convinces one stubborn local family to sell Lumière, the crumbling French Quarter restaurant they’ve owned for generations. The place is a wreck, and it’s hemorrhaging money. Joe figures he's their best chance for survival.

Remy Babineaux despises Pineapple Joe’s and everything the chain stands for. He refuses to let Lumière become some tacky corporate tourist trap. Theme drinks and plastic beads in his restaurant? Yeah, right. Over his dead, rotting corpse. The last thing Remy wants is a meeting with the restaurant chain’s representative, but his father agreed to at least listen to the proposal. There’s nothing Remy can do about it.

Remy figures an anonymous hookup is exactly what he needs to decompress. When he ends up across the table from his fling the next morning, real sparks fly. Joe refuses to give up his prime location; Remy refuses to give up his legacy. It’s war, and they’re both determined to win at any cost. Neither of them counted on falling in love.

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Another Way

Another Way...

On the surface, Jesse Ross is an average guy in an average relationship with his college sweetheart, Adele. But what his girlfriend doesn’t know is that he’s having an affair—with a man—and exploring his sexuality in ways she never could imagine. His compartmentalized life suits Jesse just fine, and he has no intention of coming out of the closet either as a bisexual or as a submissive.

However, Jesse takes a tumble when his Master, Will, admits to wanting more, wanting Jesse as his partner, not just his submissive. Suddenly Jesse's conveniently pieced-together life isn’t quite so comfortable. In the end, Jesse has to lay it all on the line—for his girlfriend, for his lover, and for himself.

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Tristan Green left his small English town for Manhattan and a job at a high profile ad agency, but can’t seem to find his bearings. He spends a lot of time working late at night, eating and sleeping alone, and even more time meandering around his neighborhood staring into the darkened windows of shops. One night when he’s feeling really low, he wanders by a beautiful little bakery with the lights still on. The baker invites him in, and some time during that night Tristan realizes it’s the first time he’s really smiled in months.

Henry Livingston has always been the odd duck, the black sheep, the baker in an old money family where pedigree is everything and quirky personalities are hidden behind dry martinis and thick upper east side townhouse facades. Henry is drawn to Tristan’s easy country charm, dry English wit, and everything that is so different from Henry’s world.

Their new romance is all buttercream frosting and sugared violets until Tristan's need to fit in at work makes him do something he desperately wishes he could undo. Tristan has to prove to Henry that he can be trusted again before they can indulge in the sweet stuff they're both craving.

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