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Bad Dogs and Drag Queens

Rose and Thorne | Book One

Rose and Thorne: Book One

Vinnie Delarosa and Ethan Thorne are partners—on and off the clock. Federal undercover detectives, they’re part of a covert task force designed to promote goodwill between the feds and local authorities. They lend an unobtrusive helping hand wherever it’s needed. No credit required.

Vinnie and Ethan work primarily in the Southeast region of the United States and live together in Richmond, Virginia. A mugger problem brings them to Roanoke, where Vinnie is thrown out as bait to catch the man who’s been snatching purses in a city park, but they end up with more than they bargained for. Why is Vinnie always the one who has to wear the dress? Ethan says it’s because Vinnie looks much prettier in a skirt. How can he argue with that?

Expecting to return to Richmond afterward, Vinnie and Ethan find themselves assigned a new case instead. They are to go undercover at The Stroll, one of the biggest gay nightclubs in Roanoke. Someone is terrorizing both the customers and the performers. Could they be dealing with a hate crime? Someone has to protect the drag queens of Roanoke, so it’s Vinnie and Ethan to the rescue!


The author is donating 10% of the royalties from this book to No Kid Hungry. Visit nokidhungry.org for more information about this organization.

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Stoccata finale

Questione di tempo

Un libro della serie Questione di tempo

La vita non è mai stata facile per Duncan Stiel. La sua infanzia è stata un incubo. Il suo lavoro come poliziotto sotto copertura lo obbliga a nascondere la sua vera natura e, di tanto in tanto, lo fa finire in ospedale. Quando finalmente incontra l’uomo perfetto, non è una sorpresa che tutto vada completamente a rotoli. Quello che Duncan non si aspetta è che l’ostacolo più grande da superare prima di poter vivere la sua storia con Aaron Sutter è quello che porta dentro di sé.

Tutti pensano che Aaron abbia tutto: bellezza, soldi, fama e un successo incommensurabile. Tutti tranne lui. Alla fine di ogni giornata, lontano dai flash, con le questioni di affari risolte e mentre gli amici tornano alle loro vite, Aaron si ritrova sempre solo. Nel momento stesso in cui incontra il travolgente detective Duncan Stiel, sa che farà di tutto per tenerlo con sé. Quando però capisce che i soldi non bastano a comprare la felicità, deve trovare la forza per regalare a Duncan qualcosa di molto più importante: il suo cuore.

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PhD candidate William Yderis comes to Efeldon University to teach and finish his degree in charmcrafting. For methodical, sedate, and scholarly William, the school defies his expectations—and not in a good way. The biggest surprise comes when William meets his boss, absent-minded Archmage Taliesin Karsus, a man as infuriating as he is sexy.

As William struggles to carve out his place at the university, he is drawn in to Tal’s chaotic experiments… and drawn to Tal despite his logical mind’s protests. And if Tal’s wavering affection isn’t enough to complicate William’s studies, he uncovers a plot involving an ambitious staff member, brainwashed students, sexual assault, and a threat to the lives of everyone on campus. When it comes time to face the danger, William is on his own. For the first time in his life, he’ll have to trust in his heart instead of his head.

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Réparation de sang

Partenariat de Sang | Tome 4

Suite de Conflit de sang
Partenariat de Sang, tome 4

La guerre est à son paroxysme et les deux camps sont sur les nerfs, quand les sorciers rebelles obtiennent une victoire étonnante et capturent Orlando Saint Clair. Accablé par l’inquiétude et le chagrin, Alain, son amant, craint que, même s’ils retrouvent Orlando, le cœur et l’esprit du vampire soient beaucoup trop abîmés pour pouvoir être sauvés.

Comprenant que l’Alliance risque de chanceler, Christophe Lombard, le vampire le plus vieux et le plus puissant de Paris, quitte sa réclusion volontaire pour rejoindre la lutte. L’ancien ami d’Alain, Éric Simonet, celui qui l’a trahi en rejoignant les sorciers rebelles, est confronté à un choix : la vengeance ou la rédemption.

De son côté, Jean, rendu furieux par la capture d’Orlando, fait face à la plus déchirante des décisions de sa non-vie alors que la bataille finale se profile : leurs actions vont-elles conduire à l’écroulement de l’Alliance ou au salut du monde ?

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Dawn and Dusk

Day and Knight | Book Seven

Sequel to Sun and Shadow
Day and Knight: Book Three

For Scorpion agents Day and Knight, their relationship is slow to develop, and trust is hard to build. Then Day’s brother, Stephen, goes missing, and Day finds out more about him than he ever dreamed. Day’s first reaction to Stephen’s disappearance is to try to get to him as fast as possible.

Knight initially holds him back so they can attempt to find out what they’re walking into. But when Knight sees Day’s desperation, he steps in to help and tries to calm the man he’s growing to care about, even though the trail is cold and clues are scarce.

When Day witnesses his brother being shot live on television, he loses the last of his control. Despite the lack of answers, Day is more determined than ever to find out what happened. Stephen was all the family he had left.

Bone-deep fear and adversity threaten to tear Day and Knight apart, but facing unimaginable hardship together might finally cement the bond between them.

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Mongrel Trilogy

The Mongrel Trilogy | Books One - Three

One day a shadow is cast on the Mechanical Circus, a rollicking seaside carnival where imagination meets machinery, when a tall, cloaked figure approaches the stand of Will Marchman, a young patent-medicine salesman. Thus begins the adventures of Will; Fanule Perfidor, commonly known as the Dog King; vampire Clancy Marrowbone; and Clancy's former lover, the mortal Simon Bentcross.


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Question de temps, tome 2

Tout vient à point...

Trois ans plus tôt, Jory Harcourt change de nom et referme la porte d’un passé chargé de douleur dans le but de devenir plus fort. Il 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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Versöhnung des Blutes

Blutspartnerschaft | Buch 4

Fortsetzung zu Konflikt des Blutes
Buch 4 in der Serie - Blutspartnerschaft

Der Krieg nähert sich seiner entscheidenden Phase und beide Seiten sind bis an ihre Grenzen gefordert. Da gelingt den dunklen Magiern ein vernichtender Schlag, denn sie nehmen Orlando St. Clair gefangen. Am Boden zerstört vor Sorge um seinen entführten Partner, muss Alain befürchten, dass auch Orlandos Befreiung aus den Klauen der dunklen Magier den Vampir nicht mehr retten kann, weil sein Herz und sein Verstand unheilbaren Schaden genommen haben.

Christophe Lombard, der älteste und mächtigste Vampir von Paris, weiß, dass die Allianz an der Schwelle zur Niederlage steht. Er gibt seine selbstgewählte Isolation auf und schließt sich dem Kampf an. Alains abtrünniger Freund Eric Simonet, der zu den dunklen Magiern übergelaufen war, wird vor die Wahl gestellt zwischen Rache und Erlösung. Und Jean, durch Orlandos Schicksal in Wut und Zorn versetzt, muss sich der schwierigsten Entscheidung seiner Existenz stellen, während um ihn herum der alles entscheidende Kampf tobt. Werden sie mit ihren Entscheidungen die Allianz endgültig zerschlagen oder schaffen sie es doch noch, ihre Welt vor dem Untergang zu bewahren?

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Explore serious, romantic, and occasionally dark and dangerous, tales spun by Evan Gilbert, starting on the darker side with Brown-eyed Devil and its sequel, Red Rogue, which follow the tale of necromancer Anoki and his lover, Myron, whom Anoki must rescue from demonic forces. Then back to the real world: in Made Man, true crime author Eli decides to settle a score with a mob boss, only to fall for his son; in Loss of Heart, Daryl and Adam are comfortable in their relationship, but they can’t agree on whether to marry; in Dallas in Wonderland, Dallas is surprised when he develops an attraction for Johnny, a college student who has recently become a porn actor for Dallas’s studio, and Miguel Duarte, an office assistant; in Love Turned Blue, Slade meets auto mechanic Bruno, who desires a dedicated relationship as much as he does; and in Eyes on Sparrow, Morgan is surprised to discover he and Sparrow share a mutual attraction, one that leads to smoking hot sex, the kind that leaves the room sweltering.


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Perdonare Thayne

Compagni predestinati

Un libro della serie Compagni predestinati

Nicholas Cartwright ha fatto tutto ciò che era in suo potere per dimenticare la notte di sei mesi prima a Senaka, quando il suo compagno predestinato l’ha rifiutato, lasciandolo distrutto e disilluso. Si è buttato nel lavoro, consumandosi fino all’esaurimento, e trova ormai intollerabile il tocco di chiunque altro. Improvvisamente il suo compagno ha bisogno del suo aiuto e gli chiede forse più di quanto Nick riesca a dare.

Thayne Whitedove è sempre stato un nomade. Passa i giorni sulla strada e le notti tra le braccia di qualche facile conquista, fino a quando un fatidico sbaglio non lo costringe a tornare a casa per trovare conforto. Purtroppo, l’unico modo per rimediare al suo errore di giudizio è accettare la sola cosa che non ha mai voluto: il suo compagno. Thayne deve decidere se fuggire oppure restare e lottare per ottenere il perdono di Nick.

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Forgive and Forget

Dreamspun Desires

He's hot. He's dangerous. And he can't remember anything.

As the owner of Apple’n Pies, Joe Applin leads a quiet, uneventful life, content to spend his days serving customers who come from all over to eat his delicious homemade pies. Along with his motley crew—Bea, Elsie, and Donnie—Joe couldn’t be happier in his little kingdom of baked goods and java.

Experience has taught Joe that love is overrated—and at times dangerous. He has no intention of repeating past mistakes. But then he meets a mysterious, handsome man with amnesia, and Joe can’t deny something sweet is in the works. He isn’t one to take risks, not with his heart and certainly not with his life, but the more time he spends with the man he knows as Tom, the closer he is to losing both.

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Quand un témoin important change son histoire devant la Cour, permettant ainsi à l'homme qui a agressé un petit garçon d'être libéré, le self-contrôle légendaire de Finn DeHavilland, procureur principal de la Couronne, part en fumée. Suspendu de toute apparition en audience, Finn se retrouve avec bien trop de temps libre dans les mains. Mourant d'envie de continuer à travailler, et après ses rendez-vous obligatoires avec une psychiatre, il accepte une affaire délicate impliquant un inspecteur de police frauduleux de Scotland Yard.

Excité à l'idée d'être affecté à cette affaire avec sa partenaire Stevie Fielding, Tommy Drummond, sergent-détective qui a un faible pour Finn depuis que celui-ci l'a défendu lors d'une enquête interne, commence à mettre à jour des preuves. Une série d'événements apparemment sans lien entrave leur enquête. Pensant qu'ils sont sur la bonne voie, l'équipe va plus loin, jusqu'à ce que l'appartement de Tommy soit incendié. Finn décide alors de lui offrir sa chambre d’amis, et la tension entre les deux hommes monte peu à peu. Mais les bagages émotionnels de Finn sont peut-être trop durs à gérer, et la paranoïa menace de les séparer. Alors que le nœud qui entoure l'inspecteur corrompu se resserre, il devient clair qu'il doit avoir de l'aide haut placée. Et si Finn et Tommy n’étaient que des pions dans le jeu ?

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Kitchen servant Yoli is one of only three men who know a carefully guarded secret about High Commander Koehen, the brilliant general who united their lands against a common invader. The enemy wants that secret, and they are willing to use either kindness or cruelty to obtain it.

Yoli must decide if his loyalties lie with the commander, who has shown him more affection than anyone in Yoli’s life, or with his own best interests. High Commander Koehen’s attention is capricious at best—he summons Yoli only when it is convenient for him, and Yoli knows there’s little hope of a future together. Is a glimmer of a hope for love worth sacrificing a chance for prosperity beyond his wildest dreams?

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2013.

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L'aspetto dell'amore

Serie Sensi e Sentimenti

Un libro della Serie Sensi e Sentimenti

Qual è l’aspetto dell’amore? E chi lo incontra gli darà l’attenzione che merita?

Il poliziotto volontario Sebastian Sumner sarà anche sordo, ma è forte e capace. Ha una relazione con il detective Jordan Waters ormai da un anno. La loro storia ha avuto alti e bassi, ma il loro amore poggia su basi solide. Peccato che le loro vite lavorative siano più incerte, perlomeno quella di Jordan, che assieme al suo partner sta indagando su Aldous Henley, un losco mercante d’arte sospettato di contraffazione e ricettazione. Ma dimostrare i crimini dell’uomo e consegnarlo alla giustizia si sta rivelando una sfida più difficile del previsto.

Henley non è più solo un problema di lavoro. Il caso consuma l’attenzione di Jordan, che fatica a mantenere l’equilibrio fra la sua impegnata vita professionale e l’altrettanto importante vita privata, soprattutto con un anniversario importante in arrivo. L’amore sarà anche sotto gli occhi di tutti, ma questo non significa che vada dato per scontato.

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Will Mracek is forced to flee to Prague when he witnesses his boyfriend, powerful security magnate Jean Claude la Bête, commit murder. On the run, and with help from his cousin John, Will becomes an English teacher named Max Knight and does everything he can to blend in. Meeting Hadrian Walls, however, changes everything.

Max falls in love with the grumpy ex-RAF, now bartender, and Hadrian finds himself doing the same, despite not knowing the secrets of Max’s dangerous past.

But trouble has a way of coming home, and Max and Jean Claude will face each other one last time in a confrontation that sends both of them over the edge….

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Feuer und Wasser

Carlisle Cops (Deutsch) | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Carlisle Cops

Officer Red Markham kennt die Schattenseiten des Lebens. Von einem Autounfall, der seinen Eltern das Leben kostete, hat er hässliche Narben davongetragen, die ihm den Umgang mit anderen Menschen schwer machen. Sein Job als Polizist auf den Straßen von Carlisle, Pennsylvania, trägt ebenso dazu bei, da sich in letzter Zeit Drogenmissbrauch mit tödlichem Ausgang häuft. Eines Nachmittags wird Red wegen eines Kindes, das bei einem Unfall fast ertrunken wäre, zum örtlichen Schwimmbad gerufen. Am Unfallort stellt er fest, dass das Kind von dem Rettungsschwimmer Terry Baumgartner gerettet wurde. Red ist nicht überrascht, als der gut aussehende Terry ihn und sein hässliches Gesicht keines Blickes würdigt.

Mit anzuhören, dass einer der Rettungskräfte ihn für oberflächlich hält, öffnet Terry die Augen. Vielleicht ist er doch nicht so nett, wie er immer gedacht hat. Seine Freundin Julie schlägt vor, dass er Menschen unterstützt, denen es nicht so gut geht, indem er Essen an ältere Leute liefert. Auf seiner Tour trifft er die offenherzige Margie, eine Frau, die sagt, was sie denkt. Es stellt sich heraus, dass sie die Tante von Officer Red Markham ist.

Reds und Terrys Welten prallen aufeinander, als Red versucht, den Ursprung der Drogenwelle zu finden und Terry vor seinem Exfreund zu beschützen, der ein Nein nicht akzeptieren kann. Zusammen finden sie vielleicht mehr, als sie erwartet hatten – wenn sie es schaffen, hinter die Fassade des anderen zu blicken.

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Dirty Heart

Cole McGinnis Mysteries

Cole McGinnis Mysteries

Former LAPD detective Cole McGinnis’s life nearly ended the day his police partner and best friend Ben Pirelli emptied his service weapon into Cole and his then-lover, Rick. Since Ben turned his gun on himself, Cole thought he’d never find out why Ben tried to destroy him.

Years later, Cole has stitched himself back together. Now a private investigator and in love with Jae-Min Kim, a Korean-American photographer he met on a previous case, Cole’s life is back on track—until he discovers Jeff Rollins, a disgraced cop and his first partner, has resurfaced and appears to be working on the wrong side of the law.

As much as Cole’s fought to put the past behind him, he’s soon tangled up in a web of lies, violence, and death. Jeff Rollins is not only trying to kill Cole’s loved ones, he is also scraping open old wounds and long-forgotten memories of the two men Cole loved and lost. Cole is sure Rollins knows why Ben ruined all their lives, but he isn’t looking for answers. Now Cole is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer with the key to not only his past but his future.

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Old friends and business partners, Maitland Carter and Lenny Fritz, may not be the two sharpest pickle forks in the picnic basket, but they have big hearts. And they are just now coming around to the fact that maybe their hearts are caught in a bit of turmoil.

Diving headfirst into a whirlwind of animal mayhem, these two self-proclaimed pet detectives strive to earn a living, reunite a few poor lost creatures with their lonely owners, and hopefully not make complete twits of themselves in the process.

When they stumble onto a confusing crime involving venomous reptiles, which is rather unnerving since they’re more accustomed to dealing with misplaced puppy dogs and puddy tats, they take the plunge into becoming real-life crime stoppers.

While they’re plunging into that, they’re also plunging into love. They just haven't admitted it to each other yet.

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