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Fireworks & Wild Cards

The Wheel Mysteries | Book Three

Sequel to Devil's Own
The Wheel Mysteries: Book Three

When Gus Goodwin’s friend and mentor, Juliette Hayes, asks him to find out who’s stealing small sums from the cashbox of her Moonlight Haven Coven, Gus agrees. What’s the worst that could happen? They catch a small-time thief and, with any luck, retrieve a few bucks. Gus enlists the help of his boyfriend, PI Niall Valentine, and Niall’s retired police officer father, Owain, to go undercover and solve the mystery.

On the night of the next full moon ritual, however, the coven is struck with a fatal blow.

Now Gus and Niall face more than a murder mystery. The coven is torn apart, and along comes an eccentric psychic and Tarot master—plus a familiar face both Gus and Niall had hoped was long gone. As fireworks ignite and wild cards are spread, Gus and Niall have their work cut out for them.

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The Wheel Mysteries

The Wheel Mysteries | Books One & Two
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The Wheel Mysteries
Books 1 & 2

Sparks & Drops

Magic is in the air when Gus Goodwin, a pagan shopkeeper, meets a Niall Valentine, a mysterious PI investigating the disappearance of a local witch. What starts out as harmless flirting and information gathering soon turns into a partnership, with both men determined to solve the case.

Bodies pile up as someone uses fire and water to kill witches, and it is up to Niall and Gus to find out what’s going on. But when their friendship blossoms into something else, the unknown dangers ahead become even more frightening. If they can’t solve the murders soon, they’re going to get themselves killed.

Devil’s Own

PI Niall Valentine and his occult shopkeeper boyfriend, Gus Goodwin, are thrown into another murder mystery.

Niall’s client, Angelina Talbot, believes her husband attempted to kill her. Terrified, Angelina hit him with a lamp and ran. Florian Talbot lies dead in their bedroom, his head smashed in—but the door is locked from the inside. Is Angelina an unwitting murderer, or are more sinister forces at play?

With a family of eccentrics, borderline criminals, and Satanists, the killer could be any number of people wandering the mansion that night. The Talbot clan thrives in secrecy, and Niall and Gus must shed some light on the shadowy case.

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Part of the Coda Series

As a young man, Dominic Jacobsen already suspects he’s gay, and he gets all the confirmation he needs when a rich boy from out of town climbs into the back seat of Dominic’s GTO. One night with Lamar Franklin is all it takes to convince Dominic he’s found the man of his dreams. Unfortunately, that one night is all he'll get before Lamar returns to Tucson.

Fifteen years later Lamar returns to Coda, Colorado, after ending the latest in a string of bad relationships. He’s alone, depressed, and plagued by late-night phone calls from an unidentified caller. Lamar's ready to give up when he comes face-to-face with his past.

Since he was seventeen, Dominic has dreamed of a reunion with Lamar, but that doesn't mean he’s ready for it now. Facing small-town rumors and big-family drama is bad enough, but Dominic won’t risk losing custody of his teenage daughter, Naomi. The only solution is to make sure he and Lamar remain friends and nothing more. Clothes stay on, no matter what.

It seems simple enough. But for better or worse, Lamar has other ideas.

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Holding Out for a Fairy Tale

Least Likely Partnership | Book Two

When his vicious cousin Alejandro makes a violent late-night visit, San Diego homicide detective Ray Delgado gets a brutal reminder of why he left his family behind. Alejandro wants Ray to find his sister, Sophia, who disappeared from the UC San Diego campus, before the FBI digs too deep into his business.

Special Agent Elliot Belkamp spent his entire life jumping from one place to another, but his new assignment assisting a FBI task force offers him a chance to settle down. When Elliot catches a missing person's case as his first assignment, the last person he expects to find poking around the victim’s dorm room is Ray, a one-time hookup he’s more inclined to punch in the face than kiss hello. After discovering Sophia's disappearance is linked to a massive computer-based theft that has two powerful crime families ready to declare war, Elliot focuses on his investigation and tries to ignore Ray. As the search for Sophia turns dangerous, Elliot and Ray discover that tackling organized crime might be easier than resisting the urge to tackle each other.

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A prova di proiettile

Questione di tempo

Seguito di Questione di tempo vol. 1 & 2

Dovunque vada, Jory Harcourt riesce sempre a mettersi nei guai, specialmente quando il suo partner, Sam Kage, sta lavorando sotto copertura per i federali.

Dopo essere stato obbligato dalla crisi finanziaria a chiudere la sua attività, Jory trova lavoro in un’agenzia matrimoniale. Ma in poco tempo la sua lingua senza freni e il suso atteggiamento senza mezze misure lo trascinano in un tiro alla fune fra un ricco ereditiere e un narcotrafficante. E come se la situazione non fosse già abbastanza delicata, Sam fa la sua comparsa facendo affari con il contrabbandiere della droga.

Fra gli uomini che lo vogliono e quelli che lo vogliono morto, Chicago sta diventando un po’ troppo affollata per lui; seguendo il consiglio di suo fratello, del suo fidanzato e dell’FBI, Jory vola alle Hawaii… dove un serio incidente minaccia gravemente il resto della sua vita. Riusciranno Sam e Jory a rimanere fedeli alle loro promesse e a dimostrare che il loro amore è veramente a prova di proiettile?

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Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake | Book One

Coffee Cake: Book One

Bran Kendrick never expected to fall in love. He’s asexual, after all. What chance does he have of finding someone who’ll see past that? So when Malachi Warren catches his eye, Bran tells himself his crush will pass. Malachi disagrees. He has been attracted to Bran for some time, something he is delighted to find Bran reciprocating. They begin to date and feel their way through an intimate relationship that meets both their needs.

Suddenly Bran finds himself juggling a new boyfriend, a demanding job, and a college degree he’s not sure he wants, but he couldn’t be happier—until a series of seemingly random accidents befall Malachi. When they escalate, Bran realizes someone is trying to take away the best thing that ever happened to him, and he must scramble to keep Malachi safe while they search for the would-be killer.

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A Counselor Among Wolves

Leader Murders | Book Two

Leader Murders: Case Two

Five dead leaders, their bodies arranged in a pentagram. Treason, lies, and backstabbing. A make-believe affair that turns into a real mating.

Timothy Sands is a PBI counselor, half-fey, half-elf, with a secret crush on Herman Weiss, PBI director. As a new chapter is added to the Leader Murders, it is Weiss’s responsibility to investigate what seems an impossible-to-solve case. The other problem? Weiss is suffering from rages, and his only salvation lies in Tim’s emotional-grid-balancing skills. They only have to pretend to be a couple for Tim to use his talents, and he owes Weiss a big favor. Piece of cake, right?

The fey might be involved in the Leader Murders. Someone on the Council might be their ally, and another prominent PBI figure looks more and more suspicious as they investigate. The stakes are upped when Timothy’s father, the Fey King, threatens to leave the Council destitute if they don’t hand Timothy over to him. Weiss’s brilliant solution? Mating Timothy and forcing the Council into protecting him.

There’s only one small hitch in that plan: instead of protecting one, the Council might decide to get rid of two.

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Day and Knight

Day and Knight | Book One

Day and Knight: Book One

As former NSA, Dayton (Day) Ingram has national security chops and now works as a technical analyst for Scorpion. He longs for fieldwork, and scuttling an attack gives him his chance. He’s smart, multilingual, and a technological wizard. But his opportunity comes with a hitch—a partner, Knighton (Knight), who is a real mystery. Despite countless hours of research, Day can find nothing on the agent, including his first name!

Former Marine Knight crawled into a bottle after losing his family. After drying out, he’s offered one last chance: along with Day, stop a terrorist threat from the Yucatan. To get there without drawing suspicion, Day and Knight board a gay cruise, where the deeply closeted Day and equally closeted Knight must pose as a couple. Tensions run high as Knight communicates very little and Day bristles at Knight’s heavy-handed need for control.

But after drinking too much, Day and Knight wake up in bed. Together. As they near their destination, they must learn to trust and rely on each other to infiltrate the terrorist camp and neutralize the plot aimed at the US’s technological infrastructure, if they hope to have a life after the mission. One that might include each other.

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Allianz des Blutes

Blutspartnerschaft

Buch 1 in der Serie - Blutspartnerschaft

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 und die Magier wissen, dass sie Hilfe brauchen, um das Geschick zu ihren Gunsten zu wenden. Die dunklen Magier wollen die bestehende Welt auslöschen, und die Stärke der Vampire könnte den Ausschlag geben, um das zu verhindern.

Die Magier gehen das Wagnis ein, den Chef de la Cour der Vampire zu einem geheimen Treffen zu überreden, um ihn von ihrem guten Willen zu überzeugen und seine Unterstützung zu gewinnen. Alain Magnier, ein verzweifelter Magier, und Orlando St. Clair, ein verbitterter, desillusionierter Vampir, treffen sich in Paris auf einem Friedhof. Das Schicksal der Welt hängt vom Ausgang dieses Treffens ab. Werden die Vampire sich dem Kampf gegen die dunklen Magier anschließen und sich mit den Magiern auf eine Partnerschaft einlassen, um den Krieg gemeinsam zu gewinnen?

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When a material witness changes her story during a court interrogation, allowing the man who assaulted her little boy to go free, Senior Crown Prosecutor Finn DeHavilland's legendary self-control goes out the window. His subsequent suspension from appearing in court leaves Finn with time on his hands. Desperate to continue working, and after regularly attending his mandatory psychiatric sessions, he accepts a delicate case involving a fraudulent Scotland Yard police detective.

Excited to be assigned to the case, DS Tommy Drummond, who has had a soft spot for Finn since Finn defended him during an internal investigation, and his partner, Stevie Fielding, begin uncovering evidence. A series of seemingly random occurrences muddle their investigation. Believing they’re on the right path, the team pushes forward, until Tommy’s apartment goes up in flames. Offering Tommy a guest room in his home turns up the heat on the growing feelings between Finn and Tommy. But Finn’s baggage may be too much to deal with, and paranoia threatens to tear them apart. As the net around the corrupt detective tightens, it becomes clear he must have had help from high places, and Finn and Tommy become pawns in the game.

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Spring Break at the Villa Hermes

Brandt and Donnelly Capers | Case File Four

A Brandt and Donnelly Caper: Case File Four

Troopers Ethan Brandt and Gabriel Donnelly celebrate the one-year anniversary of their engagement by flying south for a week of calm relaxation at the Villa Hermes, a gay boutique hotel on the beach. But when the rest of the guests turn out to be college guys on spring break (unwittingly booked into a gay hotel by a passive-aggressive travel agent), their week turns out to be anything but calm.

Ted, one of the spring breakers, has harbored a crush on his roommate and best friend, Bark, since they met freshman year. Now, on their fourth and final spring break, Ted knows they must soon say good-bye. A lacrosse star and ladies’ man, Bark has no idea Ted has fallen for him—until a storm forces the entire group underground for twenty-four hours of stress and truth-telling. Bark doesn't want to say good-bye to Ted at graduation either. He just didn't know how to put his feelings into words or if he could face the consequences of speaking them. Brandt and Donnelly help the college guys through their crisis by showing them what love between best friends can grow into.

But Ted and Bark aren’t the only spring-breakers with secrets.

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Water and Fire

Elemental Harmony | Book Two

Elemental Harmony: Book Two

Aiden Flanagan has spent his entire life fighting who and what he is. After losing control of the power within him one time too many, Aiden flees to his parents’ vacation home on Nantucket to lock himself away as punishment and to protect the people he cares about. Getting nowhere on his own, Aiden fears he’ll never have enough control to join the world again—and perhaps he doesn’t deserve to—until an act of kindness brings Murphy Mizuuchi into his life.

Though still grieving the loss of his partner, Murphy’s own gifts won’t allow him to ignore the strongest projector he’s ever encountered or deny the beautiful soul behind Aiden’s drama. Drawing on his own recovery, his empathy, and years of practicing meditation, he shows Aiden not only how to find a safe outlet for who he is, but to value his abilities.

But Murphy isn’t the only one drawn to Aiden’s fire. Someone from his past followed Aiden to the island, and it will take both Murphy's and Aidan’s powers to protect him from a man who won’t stop until he takes all Aiden has.

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Sail Away

Royal Navy Series | Book Four

Sequel to Home is the Sailor
Royal Navy Series: Book Four

Sail away once again with Will Marshall and Davy Archer in this collection of missing moments from their saga. Meet some of the background players from their story as they take center stage in tales of their own. Enjoy a journey through the family album of the Royal Navy series universe in the following stories:

Captain’s Courtship is the tale of Cynthia Lancaster and newly promoted Commander Paul Smith as they face revolution in both the Lancaster household and the colonies, unwilling to let anything stand in the way of their love.

While fleeing an angry mob who takes exception to a despised Aristo courting a French girl, David Archer's cousin Christopher St. John and his fiancee wind up on the HMS Calypso in See Paris and Live.

The relationship between Will Marshall and David Archer has moved beyond friendship into love worth risking death for—even though neither young man has spoken his feelings. But when a storm leaves them Castaway on a deserted island, their fantasy is within reach… if they dare to take the chance.

After the harrowing events in Ransom, David Archer is given the chance to take the test that will promote him to Lieutenant, and secure the first step in his career. But when Will Marshall realizes the vast difference between their social standing in their Voyage to London, he wonders whether there will be room in Davy's life for him, after all.

Finally, enjoy six short Royal Navy stories that show a glimpse of Will and Davy at the holidays—Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's day, shore leave… and a special nit-picking vignette from Charlie Cochrane.

3rd Edition
First Edition published by Linden Bay Romance, 2006. First Edition of Gift Exchange published in Heroes Unwrapped by Linden Bay Romance, 2006. Second Edition published by Cheyenne Publishing/Bristlecone Pine Press, 2012.

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Sequel to Before the Final Encore

When hunky aspiring country singer Billy Eagan heads to Nashville in search of his big break, a relationship and love are the furthest things from his mind. Taking a foreman's job at the Lazy H ranch and not knowing how he will be accepted, Billy decides to fly under the radar and stay as closeted as he can without denying who he really is. It's immediately confirmed that he made the right decision when he discovers homophobia is still alive and well in Tennessee.

Then Billy gets his break and meets gorgeous record label executive Ian Dillon. Their worlds collide both professionally and personally, and Billy falls hard. But Ian is still haunted by the mysterious betrayal of his one and only lover, and knowing Billy possesses the power to emotionally destroy him, Ian decides to cut his losses and simply walk away. Determined not to give up on the man he loves, Billy secretly starts to unravel the past and quickly finds that it's not what it appears. Can Billy rescue Ian’s heart, or will bigotry and hatred win over love?

2nd Edition

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With his brother away at a conference, alpha wolf shifter Shadow finds himself paired with IT analyst Mace, the one man he can't stand. Stuck with the partnership due to his pack leader's order, Shadow can only count down the days until his life returns to normal. He's a loner. Period. No matter how much his inner beast protests.

Mace isn't thrilled either, but can't resist the temptation to push all the surly alpha's buttons, even as he fantasizes about what could be. Flirting with danger, he's determined to make the best of the situation, if he can only get Shadow to give in to both their desires.

Unfortunately, a twisted revenge-seeker has other plans. A series of events rocks the entire pack, leaving innocent people hurt and fear running rampant. Both men are thrust into the chaos, working tirelessly to track down the culprit before someone winds up dead. The pressure of trying to stay a jump ahead, with absolutely no clues, pushes them to the brink. Add in a burning hunger for each other, and their world begins to crumble around them. With no other choice, they have to trust and depend on one another in order to have a chance at solving the mystery and saving lives.

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Conflitto di sangue

Legami di sangue

Seguito di Patto di sangue
Serie Legami di sangue, Libro 3

Mentre l’Alleanza tra maghi e vampiri si rafforza, i maghi oscuri ne subiscono gli effetti e iniziano una disperata ricerca di informazioni per poterla contrastare, inconsapevoli della crescente influenza che i legami hanno su maghi e vampiri.

Il conflitto si va espandendo. La pressione generata dalla difficoltà di alcune relazioni, sia private che professionali, rischia di lacerare l’Alleanza dall’interno, nonostante gli sforzi di Alain Magnier e Orlando St. Clair, Thierry Dumont e Sebastien Noyer e persino di Raymond Payet e Jean Bellaiche, il capo dei vampiri parigini, che sta cercando di instaurare un rapporto stabile col suo compagno, in modo da poter guidare attraverso l’esempio.

Mentre la guerra imperversa e da entrambe le parti aumentano le perdite, i maghi oscuri continuano a cercare elementi per poter comprendere e contrastare la forza dell’Alleanza, mentre le coppie all’interno di essa studiano i vecchi pregiudizi e le antiche leggende alla ricerca di qualcosa che possa cambiare le sorti della guerra una volta per tutte.

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Conflicto de sangre

Coalición de Sangre

Volumen 3 de la serie Coalición de Sangre
La secuela de "Pacto de sangre"

A medida que los emparejamientos entre magos y vampiros formados dentro de la Alianza se hacen más fuertes, los magos rebeldes sufren sus efectos y están cada vez más desesperados por encontrar información que les permita contrarrestarlos, desconocedores de la creciente tensión que el vínculo entre sangre y magia causa tanto a los magos como a los vampiros.

El conflicto se está extendiendo. Los problemas creados por relaciones incómodas o molestas, tanto desde el punto de vista personal como profesional, amenazan con destruir la Alianza desde su interior, a pesar de los esfuerzos de Alain Magnier y Orlando St. Clair, Thierry Dumont y Sébastien Noyer e incluso Raymond Payet y Jean Bellaiche, líder de los vampiros de París, quien está luchando a su vez por establecer un pacto estable con su propio compañero de tal forma que pueda servir de ejemplo.

Mientras la guerra se recrudece y bajas dolorosas aumentan en ambos bandos, los magos rebeldes siguen buscando claves para comprender y neutralizar la fuerza de la Alianza, al mismo tiempo que las parejas vinculadas por la sangre rebuscan entre antiguos prejuicios y tradiciones populares para encontrar alguna ventaja que pueda inclinar la guerra a su favor de una vez por todas.

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Ever since arriving in Hollywood, Skylar Murphy has been loving life. He’s starring in a hit television show and on the verge of grabbing the lead role in the most anticipated movie of the decade. Poised on the edge of superstardom, he doesn't want or need any complications to distract him from that goal. Whether he’s sleeping with a woman or a man, his noncommittal, no-strings-attached love life suits him perfectly, and despite his rep for playing gay roles, the world still thinks he’s straight.

At the launch party for his new show, Skylar meets Aiden Moore, an openly gay firefighter by day and cater waiter to the stars by night. Skylar is immediately attracted to him, but Aiden rejects him. When an arsonist appears to have targeted Skylar, their paths keep crossing. Always up for a challenge, Skylar works to win Aiden over, and he agrees to a date. Soon enough they can’t stay away from each other. Despite hiding their relationship away from the ever-present paparazzi, they’re happy together until a jilted fan joins forces with the arsonist to sabotage their future.

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