Books by "Ryan Loveless" (16)

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Can a wealthy but frustrated CEO and a guilt-ridden stripper find what they need in a consensual, nonsexual whipping boy arrangement?

Billionaire mogul Grant Jessup, fifty-three, buries his sexual tastes and the reasons behind them—the stresses of his business empire and family. In contrast, Jim Sieber understands the regret that makes him seek pain and penance. As an asexual averse to erotic touch, Jim sets strict boundaries. But as the relationship evolves, Grant struggles to respect them, and both men realize for their association to continue and perhaps grow into real feelings, they’ll have to explore new ways to satisfy each other.

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Three facts about Tuckington Belle:

1. Given the choice between illegally scaling the royal castle’s walls to steal flowers for a client at his family’s dress shop or going on a date with a girl his brother set him up with (“He’s fertile, and he can sew!”), Tuck will scale the wall like a spider after a fly.

2. If, upon knocking himself unconscious when he falls off the wall, Tuck wakes up bruised, blindfolded, and inside the castle, where—based on the unearthly wails heard nightly—the prince no one has seen in ten years is probably a ghost, Tuck would still choose this over a date with a girl.

3. Tuck thinks it’s time to admit he’s gay.     

 

Three facts about Prince Frederick George Deor (Read and approved with great reluctance by Lord “Protocol is Protocol. Stop Being a Pain About It” Todd):

1. He brought a curse upon himself and now bears the skin of a snake. 

2. He can’t take his eyes off the injured thief recovering in the castle.

3. Friendships born from lying and insisting the other person wears a blindfold can blossom into true love—which he needs to break the curse.

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This Is Our Love Song

Pop Life | Book Two

Pop Life: Book Two

Sixteen years ago Keelin Nolan’s face was plastered all over tween girls’ bedrooms. Now almost forty, the former Irish boy-band star gives singing lessons in New York City. Knowing how much his friend Jordana loved Keelin, Travis Deak, twenty-seven, buys a set of lessons for Jordana and her fiancé, Malik, as a wedding gift. Travis figures Jordana will meet her teen idol, and Malik will be happy Jordana is happy. However, Malik knows his tone-deaf fiancée isn’t up to the difficult song she wants to perform at their wedding. He needs Travis’s help to save her from embarrassment, and Travis agrees to intervene with Keelin.

Keelin, though, refuses to change the song behind Jordana’s back. Travis leaves feeling chastised, intrigued—and impressed with Keelin’s integrity. Likewise, Keelin admires Travis’s loyalty to his friends. An apology becomes dinner, which becomes the start of a relationship. But an unexpected visit from Keelin’s ex, Paeder Brogan, and his troubled teenaged son resets Keelin’s priorities. Now the new couple must navigate Keelin’s past to compose a harmonious future.

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

School-wide, fifteen-year-old Carter Stevenson is known as “that twitchy, stuttering kid” thanks to his Tourette’s syndrome. After a disastrous talent show places him at the center of attention, he dreams of disappearing. When his parents announce the family is moving cross-country, that dream comes true. He’ll lay low through the summer in his new quiet California town, and when school starts, he’ll keep to himself. No one will ever be the wiser.

He doesn’t anticipate Ethan.

Seventeen-year-old Ethan Hart, the neighbors’ older son, is a few years into recovery from a traumatic brain injury. He is sensitive, joyous, and uninhibited. To him, Carter moves like the music only Ethan sees. He knows he and Carter are destined to be best friends and then boyfriends, if only Carter would get on the same wavelength.

Carter isn’t sure about a social life, but as Ethan introduces him to a new world of friends who accept him, tics and all, he starts to see the bright side of not hiding away.

Adapted as a YA edition of the award-winning novel Ethan, Who Loved Carter by Ryan Loveless.

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Pop Life

Pop Life | Book One

Pop Life: Book One

Andrew writes the songs everyone sings along with on the radio—tunes full of love, longing, and heartbreak. He has a knack for tapping into emotions, but when it comes to his own, the feelings aren’t so easy to manage. Sent to New York City to work on Irish singer Paeder Brogan’s first solo album, Andrew is caught in the middle of a boy band’s infighting and secret love affairs while battling the memories of his last trip to the Big Apple, which ended when English pop star Jamie Webster drunkenly kissed him.

Andrew’s heart leaps when he discovers he’s staying at the same hotel as Jamie, yet he doubts Jamie recalls him, even though Andrew wrote his biggest hit. Jamie remembers him, though, and he seems to think Andrew is the only person who can save him from his downward spiral. Even as his feelings for Jamie swell, Andrew faces the real threat that the maelstrom he’s walked into will pull him down alongside Jamie.

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2011.

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A los veinticuatro años, los tics y tartamudeos de Carter Stevenson lo han convertido en una persona extremadamente tímida. Aunque sus amigos lo acusan de dejar que su síndrome de Tourette le dicte la vida, Carter decide irse de Los Ángeles y trasladarse a una ciudad más pequeña y tranquila de California, Santa Josefina. Su intención es mantener un perfil bajo y evitar a la gente. Lo que no estaba en sus planes es que su vecino, Ethan Hart, entre estrepitosamente en su soledad y lo obligue a salir y a vivir.

Desde el principio, Ethan deja claro su amor por Carter. Pero teme que Carter no vea más allá de su lesión cerebral, a pesar de que eso le permita estar más en armonía con sus sentimientos que la mayoría de la gente. Para Carter, hay un gran problema: ha sufrido mucho en el pasado a manos de quienes se suponía eran su pareja «perfecta» y no quiere volver a arriesgar su corazón.

Sea como sea, Ethan está decidido a mostrarle a Carter que deben estar juntos. Pero entonces, Ethan recibe malas noticias y de repente necesita a Carter para que le dé apoyo y fuerzas para seguir adelante. ¿Será capaz Carter de estar a la altura cuando Ethan más lo necesita?

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In Me an Invincible Summer

Lazy Days of Summer
2015 Award Winners

To an outsider's view, world-famous action star Joe Nestra lives the Hollywood dream—parties, women, and a high-profile divorce. In reality, Joe's agent directs his public life. Those women he's supposedly intimate with? Prearranged dates ending at the red carpet. With his assistant and best friend Derek Simmons' help, Joe has lived safely in the closet since his divorce, choosing to let off steam with discreet male escorts rather than risk an actual boyfriend. At forty-four, he has no plans to change. Then, taking a role in a film without flashy explosions upends that.

When Joe signs on to play an early 1990s-era AIDS-stricken gay man, his internalized homophobia threatens the production. His out costar Hunter Starling won't put up with Joe's behavior. As the animosity between Joe and Hunter grows, saving the film means Joe must face his deepest fear. Challenges pile up from all directions, from his father disowning him to the entertainment industry's backstabbing reaction. Amid the backlash, Joe ventures into his first gay romantic relationship, tries to help others worse off, and slowly learns how to live his life instead of just acting it.

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Charlie Corcoran is the best thing about twenty-five-year old Zach Prentiss's life. Sure, they've never met. Charlie's never seen Zach from the neck up, but because of Charlie, for a few hours Zach can forget about his sick father, his falling grades, and his dwindling clientele who don't like that he's a rentboy who ages. With Charlie, he talks online about comics, cars, and movies. Then a new client arrives. It's Charlie wanting sex tips... for a date with Zach. Zach goes through with the appointment, convinced it's over if Charlie recognizes him. However, he doesn't have long to nurse his broken heart or worry about Charlie's before Charlie is back, wanting to take him out, introduce him to Mom, and treat him like he's decent.

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Im Alter von vierundzwanzig Jahren ist Carter Stevenson aufgrund seines Stotterns und seiner Tics völlig verschüchtert. Er entschließt sich, von Los Angeles in eine kalifornische Kleinstadt zu ziehen, auch wenn seine Freunde ihm vorwerfen, dass er sein Tourette-Syndrom über sein Leben bestimmen lässt. Carter beabsichtigt, sich bedeckt zu halten und andere Menschen zu meiden. Aber er hat nicht erwartet, dass sein neuer Nachbar, Ethan Hart, in seine Einsamkeit eindringt und ihn dazu zwingt, hervorzukommen und zu leben.

Ethan macht aus seiner Liebe zu Carter von Anfang an kein Geheimnis. Aber er hat Angst, dass Carter nur seinen Hirnschaden sehen könnte, obwohl er dadurch besser auf seine eigenen Gefühle eingehen kann als andere Menschen. Aber Carter hat ein größeres Problem: er hat sich bisher an sogenannten Traumpartnern immer die Finger verbrannt und möchte sein Herz nicht noch einmal riskieren.

Ethan will Carter unbedingt zeigen, dass sie zusammengehören. Aber dann erhält er traurige Neuigkeiten und braucht Carter, damit er ihm Kraft und Beistand spendet. Aber wird Carter für ihn da sein, wenn Ethan ihn am meisten braucht?

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Da ventiquattro anni Carter Stevenson convive con i tic e la balbuzie che lo hanno portato a sviluppare una timidezza cronica. Nonostante gli amici lo accusino di lasciare che la Sindrome di Tourette, dalla quale è affetto, governi la sua vita, Carter decide di lasciare la caotica Los Angeles per trasferirsi in una tranquilla cittadina californiana. Il suo proposito di passare inosservato e nascondersi, però, si scontra con l’esuberanza del nuovo vicino di casa, che irrompe nella sua vita solitaria e lo costringe a uscire e vivere.

Ethan mette in chiaro sin dall’inizio quello che prova per Carter, ma teme che il giovane non riesca a vedere oltre la sua lesione cerebrale, anche se è proprio questa a renderlo molto più in sintonia con le sue emozioni di quanto lo sia la maggior parte della gente. Per Carter invece il problema è un altro: troppe volte ormai è rimasto scottato da quelle che credeva anime gemelle, e non ha intenzione di mettere di nuovo a rischio il proprio cuore.

In un modo o nell’altro, Ethan è comunque deciso a dimostrargli che sono fatti per stare insieme. Fino a quando una cosa spaventosa non gli sconvolge la vita, costringendolo a cercare in Carter forza e sostegno. Riuscirà Carter a superare le proprie paure e ad aiutarlo quando più avrà bisogno di lui?

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Ethan, Who Loved Carter

2013 Award Winners

By twenty-four, Carter Stevenson has stuttered and ticced his way to debilitating shyness. Although his friends accuse him of letting his Tourette's dictate his life, Carter moves from Los Angeles to a quiet California town. He'll keep his head down and avoid people. He doesn't anticipate his new neighbor, Ethan Hart, crashing into his solitude and forcing him to get out and live.

From the beginning, Ethan makes his love for Carter clear. But he fears Carter won't see past Ethan's damaged brain, even though it makes Ethan more attuned to his emotions than most people. For Carter, there's a bigger issue: he's been burned by so-called "perfect" matches, and he won't risk his heart again.

One way or another, Ethan's determined to show Carter they belong together. Then Ethan receives tragic news. Suddenly he must turn to Carter for strength and support. Will Carter come through when Ethan needs him most?

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The first alien immigrants arrived on Earth long before Henry Mekes was born. Now they’re policed by the government, forbidden from attending school, and assigned menial jobs to prevent them from becoming drains on human society. Twenty-two-year-old Kaden, for example, was assigned the job of sex worker.

When eighteen-year-old Henry and his friend Ellil meet Kaden in a grotty backroom to avail themselves of his services, alien rights are the furthest thing from their minds. It’s not until afterward, when Henry is trying to remind himself aliens can’t get enough of sex, that he questions his actions and the rules of the world he lives in.

Something about Kaden compels Henry to return again and again—but only as a friend. Soon he and his classmates hatch a plan to free Kaden, but even if they succeed, the world is still full of prejudice against aliens—and those who love them.

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The Forgotten Man

2012 Award Winners

In 1932, after Captain Joshua Pascal’s family loses its fortune, the Great War veteran’s sense of duty compels him to help his mother convert his childhood home into a Jewish boarding house. He’s lived openly as a homosexual among his friends, but now Joshua must pretend to be a “normal,” and hiding his nature is a lonely way of life. But in the middle of Chanukah, Joshua meets Will, a street musician with a ready smile, and wonders if he might deserve a chance at love.

During the cold December nights they find comfort in each other. But the specter of the workhouse and the possibility of family and personal ruin hang over them, making their every move dangerous. Which would they rather lose: their lives as they know them... or the promise of a future together?

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Adam Dumas is Major League Soccer’s only openly gay player. When he is transferred to St. Louis, his new teammates don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat. It doesn’t help that Adam sees “the Gateway to the West” as a step down from his high-profile position in LA—an attitude Adam has no problem sharing with his new housemate and fellow center forward, Colin Evets.

Colin is Adam’s only friend on the team, but when Adam misinterprets Colin’s Midwestern charm for something more, he could end up ruining both their friendship and their careers. As Adam struggles to make a better impression, Colin tries to decide if the person he’s been showing the world is who he wants to be with Adam. The pressure to win influences decisions both on the field and off as Adam and Colin discover how making the wrong move can be very right.

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Christian, a popular romance writer, has created the perfect man. He's given the world Lord John Loring, a dashing roguish hero who has so consumed Christian's thoughts and time that his wife left him, claiming she couldn’t compete with his swashbuckling fantasy man. Christian couldn’t argue with her. After all, wasn’t an author supposed to love his characters?  But when he advertises for a housemate to share expenses, his new roommate turns out to have the same name as his literary creation.  Aside from being gorgeous, the similarities between John and Lord John stop there - until Christian realizes he’s using one as inspiration for the other.

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It took Sean's life-threatening illness to make Lucas realize he was in love with his friend. Now that Sean has recovered, Lucas is determined to give him a birthday gift that will express the feelings he hasn't managed to voice... the gift of himself. However, when Lucas's past negative experiences get in the way, Lucas fears the gift will be ruined. Sean reminds him that Lucas promised him everything, and that's what Sean wants. In return, Sean will give Lucas a gift he never expected... unconditional love.


American Jewish World ServiceSpecial Note: The author donates 10% of this story's royalties to the American Jewish World Service for their Haiti Earthquake Relief fund. Visit her fundraising page for more information. Read more about American Jewish World Service's Mission.

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