Books by "Ashlyn Kane" (18)

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A royal deception. An accidental romance.

When fast-living flight attendant Brayden Wood agrees to accompany a first-class passenger to a swanky charity ball, he discovers his date—“Call me Flip”—is actually His Royal Highness Prince Antoine-Philipe. And he wants Brayden to pretend to be his boyfriend.

Being Europe’s only prince of Indian descent—and its only openly gay one—has led Flip to select “appropriate” men first and worry about attraction later. Still, flirty, irreverent Brayden captivates him right away, and Flip needs a date to survive the ball without being match-made.

Before Flip can pursue Brayden in earnest, the paparazzi forces his hand, and the charade is extended for the remainder of Brayden’s vacation.

Posh, gorgeous, thoughtful Prince Flip is way out of Brayden’s league. If Brayden survives three weeks of platonically sharing a bed with him during the romantic holiday season, going home afterward might break his heart….

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Hex and Candy

Strange Bedfellows

True love’s kiss can break the curse. But then what?

Cole Alpin runs a small-town candy store. He visits his grandmother twice a week. And sometimes he breaks curses.

Leo Ericson’s curse is obvious right away, spiderwebbing across his very nice body. Though something about it worries Cole, he agrees to help—with little idea of what he’s getting into.

Leo is a serial monogamist, but his vampire ex has taken dating off the table with his nasty spell, and Leo needs Cole’s companionship as much as his help. When the hex proves to be only the beginning of his problems, Leo seeks refuge at Cole’s place. Too bad magic prevents him from finding refuge in Cole’s arms.

Cole’s never had a boyfriend, so how can he recognize true love? And there’s still the matter of the one responsible for their troubles in the first place…. 

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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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When long hours and crushing stress push Bellamy Alexander to his breaking point, he walks away from his consulting job and drives until he runs out of gas. Fortune deposits him in front of Antonio’s, a place with decent pizza and an opening for a delivery boy. Even better, he finds an apartment right across the street from his new job. And best of all, Chris McGregor, the property manager who runs the custom furniture shop below Bell’s new digs, is super hot—and super into Bell.

It seems too good to be true—and maybe it is. Things aren’t exactly going smoothly. Bell avoids telling his mother the truth about his new job because he doesn’t want to hear how he should go back to the corporate world. On the other hand, he doesn’t think he wants to deliver pizza forever either. He’d like to think about settling down, but Chris runs hot and cold. Between Bell’s uncertainty and the hang-ups Chris refuses to talk about, they have their work cut out for them. Fortune may have caused their paths to dovetail, but it will take more than wood glue to hold them together.

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Jake  Brenner muss sich erst mal die Hörner abstoßen, ehe er daran denken kann, sich zu verlieben. Abgesehen davon, ist er viel zu beschäftigt mit seiner Band, den Wayward Sons, um sich auf die Suche nach der großen Liebe zu machen. Seine Zurückhaltung hat nichts mit seiner peinlichen Schwärmerei für Chris, den Leadsänger der Band und Jakes ehemals bestem Freund, zu tun. Aber das war, bevor der geheimnisvolle Streuner Parker McAvoy sich als neuer Leadgitarrist der Band eingeschrieben hatte.

Er kann die Anziehungskraft, die der süße, schusselige Parker auf ihn ausübt, nur eine gewisse Zeit lang verleugnen, ehe er sein Verlangen, etwas deswegen zu unternehmen, nicht mehr länger ignorieren kann. Das Problem ist, dass Parker genau weiß, was Jake für ein Schürzenjäger ist – und, ach ja, er ist nicht schwul. Das denkt Jake jedenfalls, bis eine Reihe von miteinander verbundenen Ereignissen ihm vielversprechende neue Einsichten verschafft. Kann er Parker überzeugen, über seine schillernde Vergangenheit hinwegzusehen und ihm eine Chance zu geben? Oder wird dieses Liebeslied verklingen, ehe es überhaupt begonnen hat?

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Jake Brenner trouve qu’il y a bien trop d’hommes à séduire pour tomber amoureux – ou c’est en tout cas ce qu’il prétend. En plus, il est bien trop occupé avec son groupe, les Wayward Sons, pour laisser une place à la romance. Sa réticence n’a rien à voir avec le béguin gênant qu’il a pour Chris, chanteur du groupe et jadis son meilleur ami. Mais tout ça, c’est avant que le vagabond et énigmatique Parker McAvoy, soit engagé comme nouveau guitariste.

Il peut cacher son attirance envers le timide et adorable Parker un moment, mais le désir de faire quelque chose à ce sujet devient impossible à ignorer. Le problème, c’est que Parker sait tout de l’inconstance sentimentale de Jake… et, ah oui, il n’est pas gay. En tout cas, c’est ce que Jake pense, jusqu’à ce qu’un enchaînement d’événements étranges le fasse peut-être changer d’avis. Peut-il convaincre Parker d’oublier son passé difficile et de lui donner une chance, ou cette chanson d’amour va-t-elle se terminer avant même d’avoir commencé ?

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Gabe Martin has a simple life plan: get into the NHL and win the Stanley Cup. It doesn’t include being the first out hockey player or, worse, getting involved with one of his teammates. But things change.

Dante Baltierra is Gabe’s polar opposite—careless, reckless… shameless. But his dedication to the sport is impressive, and Gabe can overlook a lot of young-and-stupid in the name of great hockey. And Dante has a superlative ass in a sport filled with superlative asses.

Before Gabe can figure out how to deal, a tabloid throws him out of his comfortable closet into a brand-new world. Amid the emotional turmoil of invasive questions, nasty speculation, and on- and off-ice homophobia, his game suffers.

Surprisingly, it’s Dante who drags him out of it—and then drags him into something else. Nothing good can come of secretly sleeping with a teammate, especially one Gabe has feelings for. But with their captain out with an injury, a rookie in perpetual need of a hug, and the race to make the playoffs for the first time since 1995, Gabe has a lot on his plate.

He can’t be blamed for forgetting that nothing stays secret forever.

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Sono le nove del mattino dopo il funerale di suo padre ed Ezra Jones sa già che sarà una brutta giornata. Si sveglia con i postumi di una sbronza, dolorante e coperto di sangue. Poi la giornata peggiora: l’attraente e ammaliante Callum Dawson si presenta alla sua porta, sostenendo che Ezra è stato trasformato in un lupo mannaro. Ezra cerca di essere scettico, ma le prove sono troppo schiaccianti per essere ignorate.

Ezra non ha molto tempo per abituarsi alle regole imposte dall’Alfa Callum – o al modo in cui il suo corpo risponde alla dominanza di Callum Dawson – perché è impegnato a lavorare per il CDC per aiutare a scoprire le cause di un’epidemia fra i lupi mannari. Quando la tensione sessuale finalmente si risolve, Ezra ha appena il tempo di goderselo, perché una nuova minaccia incombe. Qualcuno vuole arrivare a lui per i suoi scopi senza scrupoli, e farà qualunque cosa per catturarlo.

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A las nueve de la mañana del día posterior al entierro de su padre, Ezra Jones ya sabía que ese iba a ser un mal día. Se levantó con resaca, dolorido y cubierto de sangre. Y entonces las cosas empeoran: el atractivo y despótico Callum Dawson se presenta en su puerta asegurando que Ezra ha sido mordido por un hombre lobo, y que por lo tanto, ahora es uno de ellos. Ezra intenta mostrarse escéptico, pero la evidencia es difícil de ignorar.

Ezra no dispone de demasiado tiempo para acostumbrarse a las normas que Callum le impone como alfa, o a la reacción de su cuerpo ante la actitud dominante de este, mientras trabaja afanosamente para el Centro de Control de Enfermedades en un intento de encontrar el origen de la epidemia que afecta a la comunidad de licántropos. Cuando la tensión sexual entre ambos termina por explotar, Ezra apenas tiene tiempo de disfrutarlo, porque una nueva amenaza se cierne sobre ellos. Alguien quiere utilizar a Ezra para sus propios fines oscuros y hará cualquier cosa para conseguirlo.

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Rylan Williams hates conferences: too many people, not enough routine, and way too much interaction with strangers. When he gets stuck in a broken elevator with Miller Jones, the kid who fell asleep in his lecture, he figures things can’t get worse. Then Rylan realizes he’s the same guy he just spent an hour perving over from afar.

Rylan wants to await rescue in silence, but Miller insists on conversation, or at least banter. But just because they don’t get along doesn’t mean they don’t have chemistry, and Rylan breaks all his rules about intimacy for a one-time-only conference hookup. He’ll probably never see Miller again anyway. So of course, two months later Miller shows up at Rylan’s office, having just been hired to work on a new computer program—with Rylan.

And Rylan thought being stuck in an elevator with him was bad.

Soon Rylan and Miller learn that they get along best when they take out their frustrations in the bedroom. Their arrangement goes against everything Rylan believes in, but the rules are simple: Don’t stay overnight. Don’t tell anyone. And don’t fall in love.

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Jake Brenner está gozando demasiado de su libertad como para enamorarse, o eso es lo que él dice. Además, está muy ocupado con su banda, los Hijos Pródigos, para ir en busca de romance. Su reticencia no tiene nada que ver con su embarazoso amor platónico por Chris, el líder vocal de la banda y antiguo mejor amigo. Pero eso fue antes de que el enigmático vagabundo, Parker McAvoy, se uniera a la banda como el nuevo guitarrista principal.

Jake niega su atracción hacia el dulce y torpe Parker, hasta que le es imposible ignorar la necesidad de hacer algo al respecto. El problema es que Parker lo sabe todo acerca de sus hábitos libertinos, ah, y por supuesto, no es gay. O por lo menos eso es lo que Jake piensa hasta que una serie de eventos relacionados, le proporciona una nueva perspectiva alentadora. ¿Podrá convencer a Parker de pasar por alto su pasado colorido para darle una oportunidad? ¿O esta canción de amor se desvanecerá incluso antes de que comience?

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Il est neuf heures du matin, après les funérailles de son père, et Ezra Jones sait déjà qu’il va passer une mauvaise journée. Il se réveille avec une gueule de bois, il a mal partout et se trouve couvert de sang. Puis ça empire : le séduisant et irrésistible Callum Dawson fait son apparition sur le pas de sa porte, clamant qu’Ezra a été transformé en loup-garou. Ezra voudrait être sceptique, mais les preuves sont difficiles à ignorer.

Ezra n’a pas beaucoup de temps pour s’habituer aux règles du jeu que l’Alpha Callum lui impose – ou à la façon dont son corps répond à la domination de Callum – tandis qu’il commence à travailler pour le Centre pour le Contrôle des Maladies afin de découvrir l’origine d’une épidémie de lycans. Quand la tension sexuelle explose enfin, Ezra a à peine le temps d’en profiter parce qu’un autre danger les menace. Quelqu’un veut s’en prendre à lui à des fins peu scrupuleuses et fera tout pour y arriver.

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Luke Scherer has turned bad romance into an art. When he catches his latest deadbeat boyfriend selling Luke’s belongings—and his own body—to cover his debts, Luke decides he needs a vacation. He just doesn’t expect his Napa Valley retreat to be a step into his past.

Eight years ago Mal Kuijpers was grieving his wife while his vineyard floundered. Hiring Luke for the summer put the business back on track and a smile back on Mal’s face.

Nineteen-year-old Luke had just gotten out from under his father’s thumb and started saving for his education, his last screw-you to his old man. Then he made the mistake of falling for his boss, his dad caught up with him, and Luke panicked—and fled.

Now they have another chance. Mal has his own share of closet skeletons, including a family he doesn’t talk to and a dead wife he sometimes does, and he’s gone without romance for years. He works hard to convince Luke he’s worth more than a casual fling and asks for nothing in return, but Luke needs a relationship of equals. If Mal can believe in himself and Luke can believe in love, two hot summers might yield a lifelong reward.

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Jake Brenner ha troppa voglia di divertirsi per potersi innamorare – o così sostiene. Del resto, è troppo impegnato con la sua band, gli Wayward Sons, per cercare una storia d’amore. La sua reticenza non ha niente a che fare con la sua imbarazzante cotta per Chris, cantante della band e suo miglior amico da tempo. Ma questo era prima che il misterioso girovago Parker McAvoy diventasse il nuovo chitarrista del gruppo.

Jake può solo negare la sua attrazione per il goffo, dolce Parker, il più a lungo possibile prima che il desiderio di fare qualcosa a riguardo diventi impossibile da ignorare. Il problema è che Parker sa tutto dei modi da dongiovanni di Jake – e oh, sì, non è gay. O questo è quello che pensa Jake, fino a quando una serie di eventi permette una nuova, incoraggiante possibilità. Riuscirà a convincere Parker a superare il suo passato movimentato e a dargli una possibilità? O questa canzone d’amore svanirà prima ancora di cominciare?

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It’s nine o’clock the morning after his father’s funeral, and Ezra Jones already knows it’s going to be a bad day. He wakes up hungover, sore, and covered in blood. Then it gets worse: the handsome and compelling Callum Dawson shows up on his doorstep claiming Ezra’s been turned into a werewolf. Ezra wants to be skeptical, but the evidence is hard to ignore.

Ezra doesn’t have a lot of time to get used to the rules Alpha Callum imposes—or the way his body responds to Callum’s dominance—as he’s busily working for the CDC to help uncover the origins of a lycan epidemic. When the sexual tension finally breaks, Ezra barely has time to enjoy it, because a new danger threatens. Someone wants Ezra for their own unscrupulous purposes and will do anything to get him.

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Emerson Blackburn really screwed up this time. He's finally pissed off Jonah, the sweet, patient, funny boyfriend he's loved as long as he can remember, to the point that Jonah isn't even speaking to him. Emerson hasn’t felt this awful since the summer after graduation when Jonah ruined their college plans by running off on a cross-country trip without even saying goodbye.

Jonah isn't just angry. He's furious and hurt. Devastated, even, because he's completely in love with Emerson, but although they've been together for a year, Emerson still doesn't trust him.

The full weight of their past mistakes drags Jonah and Emerson into memories of happier—and lonelier—times, but wallowing in their guilt isn't solving the problems. The only way to move forward is to learn from the past… but someone still has to be the first to apologize.

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Jake Brenner has too many wild oats to sow to fall in love—or so he claims. Besides, he's much too busy with his band, the Wayward Sons, to go looking for romance. His reticence has nothing to do with his embarrassing crush on Chris, the band's lead singer and Jake's erstwhile best friend. But that was before enigmatic wanderer Parker McAvoy signed on as the band's new lead guitarist.

He can only deny his attraction to sweet, dorky Parker for so long before the urge to do something about it becomes impossible to ignore. The trouble is, Parker knows all about Jake's philandering ways—and oh, yeah, he's not gay. Or so Jake thinks until a string of related events provides encouraging new insight. Can he convince Parker to overlook his colorful past and give him a chance? Or will this love song fade out before it even begins?

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Hang a Shining Star

2008 Advent Calendar | Christmas Dreams

Stuck buying the last tree off the last lot on the last day before Christmas, Evan is making do. Faced with moving the tree on his own, he lucks out when Eric, a former student, offers to help. When they find out they're both alone for Christmas, it only seems natural to share it together.


A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2008 Advent Calendar package "Christmas Dreams".

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