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L'Homme du Président | Tome 1

L'Homme du Président, tome 1

Le candidat du Parti Démocrate pour la présidence des États-Unis, J. David Windsor, et les Américains sont choqués quand son adversaire, à six semaines des élections, divulgue son homosexualité. N’écoutant que son cœur, David choisit l’honnêteté sans penser aux retombées médiatiques, et surmonte l’obstacle pour remporter l’élection.

Malgré ce succès, les forces obscures du monde entier commencent à comploter contre lui, et la sécurité du Président Windsor doit être renforcée. À l’intérieur comme à l’extérieur de la Maison-Blanche, l’Agent des Services Secrets Shane Thompson devient l’ombre du Président, présent, silencieux, et toujours vigilant.

Alors que les deux hommes se rapprochent, Shane fait beaucoup plus que simplement son devoir ; il devient indispensable au bonheur de David, comme il l’est à la santé du Président. Ensemble, ils se rendent compte qu’ils doivent trouver un équilibre entre leur vie publique et leur vie privée avant que le stress et les responsabilités ne les déchirent.

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Patto di sangue

Legami di sangue | Libro 2

Seguito di Alleanza di Sangue
Serie Legami di sangue, Libro 2

I maghi e i vampiri hanno stretto un’alleanza basata sul sangue e sulla magia, sperando di dare una svolta alla guerra contro i maghi oscuri. Alcuni legami mago/vampiro hanno lo stesso successo di quello di Alain Magnier e Orlando St. Clair, ma altri molto meno e, nonostante i fini comuni, sono fonte di discussioni, risentimenti e litigi tra alleati.

Seguendo l’esempio del suo migliore amico Alain, Thierry Dumont stringe un legame col vampiro Sebastien Noyer, nonostante si senta a disagio a essere così vicino a un vampiro – un uomo – poco tempo dopo la morte della moglie. Tuttavia, essi si rendono conto che la disperazione può essere la chiave per un’unione di successo e i due si trovano subito dediti alla sicurezza l’uno dell’altro.

Supportati dalle nuove forze, i capi dell’Alleanza ne annunciano l’esistenza al mondo intero, sperando così di raccogliere altri alleati contro i maghi oscuri, che minacciano di distruggere la vita sul pianeta. Mentre cerca di farsi strada all’interno del conflitto, l’Alleanza scopre che, nonostante i loro vantaggi, le collaborazioni mago/vampiro stanno alterando l’equilibrio dei poteri magici nel mondo, cosa, questa, che potrebbe costituire una minaccia addirittura maggiore della guerra stessa.

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All Kinds of Tied Down

Marshals | Book One

Marshals: Book One

Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones has a reputation for being calm and collected under fire. These traits serve him well with his hotshot partner, Ian Doyle, the kind of guy who can start a fight in an empty room. In the past three years of their life-and-death job, they've gone from strangers to professional coworkers to devoted teammates and best friends. Miro’s cultivated blind faith in the man who has his back… faith and something more.

As a marshal and a soldier, Ian’s expected to lead. But the power and control that brings Ian success and fulfillment in the field isn't working anywhere else. Ian’s always resisted all kinds of tied down, but having no home—and no one to come home to—is slowly eating him up inside. Over time, Ian has grudgingly accepted that going anywhere without his partner simply doesn't work. Now Miro just has to convince him that getting tangled up in heartstrings isn't being tied down at all.

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Devil's Own

The Wheel Mysteries | Book Two

Sequel to Sparks & Drops
The Wheel Mysteries: Book Two

A month and a half into their relationship, PI Niall Valentine and his occult shopkeeper boyfriend, Gus Goodwin, are hoping for a little time alone, but they’re thrown into another murder mystery.

Niall’s client, Angelina Talbot, is certain her new husband attempted to kill her, ambushing her in their bedroom, half-naked and covered in blood. Scared out of her mind, Angelina hit him with a lamp and ran away. Florian Talbot lies dead in the bedroom, his head smashed in with a lamp—but the door is locked from the inside. Is Angelina truly an unwitting murderer, or are more sinister forces at play?

With a family of eccentrics, borderline criminals, and Satanists, the real killer could be any number of people wandering the mansion that night under the cover of darkness. The entire Talbot clan thrives in secrecy. Still unfulfilled and utterly perplexed, Niall and Gus are tasked with shedding some much-needed light on the shadowy case.

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Tequila Mockingbird

Sinners Series | Book Three

Sequel to Whiskey and Wry
Sinners Series: Book Three

Lieutenant Connor Morgan of SFPD’s SWAT division wasn’t looking for love. Especially not in a man. His life plan didn’t include one Forest Ackerman, a brown-eyed, blond drummer who’s as sexy as he is trouble. His family depends on him to be like his father, a solid pillar of strength who’ll one day lead the Morgan clan.

No, Connor has everything worked out—a career in law enforcement, a nice house, and a family. Instead, he finds a murdered man while on a drug raid and loses his heart comforting the man’s adopted son. It wasn’t like he’d never thought about men — it’s just loving one doesn’t fit into his plans.

Forest Ackerman certainly doesn’t need to be lusting after a straight cop, even if Connor Morgan is everywhere he looks, especially after Frank’s death. He’s just talked himself out of lusting for the brawny cop when his coffee shop becomes a war zone and Connor Morgan steps in to save him.

Whoever killed his father seems intent on Forest joining him in the afterlife. As the killer moves closer to achieving his goal, Forest tangles with Connor Morgan and is left wondering what he’ll lose first—his life or his heart.

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Faux-semblants

Les contes de Toronto

Les contes de Toronto, tome 2

L’inspecteur Ivan Bekker a touché le fond. Non seulement il se remet d’une mauvaise rupture avec un petit ami qui le trompait, mais il est également impliqué dans une affaire de drogue qui a mal tourné. Ivan a dû tuer un homme, et son ami a reçu une balle et se bat maintenant pour sa vie. Bien qu’Ivan soit sous le coup d’une enquête concernant son rôle dans la fusillade, son patron l’envoie en mission d’infiltration officieuse pour clore l’affaire. Le timing est critique, mais cela pourrait être leur chance de mettre à jour une fuite dans leur département.

Dérouté et sans renfort, Ivan se retrouve à jouer le rôle d’un homme récemment divorcé et devient le colocataire de Parker Wakefield. Il a du mal à croire que le doux Parker puisse être un criminel, et encore moins être lié à une opération de trafic de drogue de la mafia russe et Ivan baisse sa garde. Son affection n’est pas professionnelle, mais Parker est irrésistible.

Quand Ivan tombe sur une preuve évidente de l’implication criminelle de Parker, il doit choisir : protéger leur relation, en dépit des conséquences, ou sauver sa carrière et arrêter l’homme qu’il aime.

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Daniel “Deke” Kane is a broken man, facing the end of his career in the FBI. He’s on desk duty after a botched drug raid left the suspects and two children dead. He’s got one chance to prove himself, or the only thing he’ll be investigating is the Help Wanted ads.

Ryan Griffiths has been on the run for ten years. Forced onto the streets when his father kicked him out, Ryan earns his living in other men’s beds. Finding his john dead in a hotel room drives him under the radar until a favorite client gives him a chance at a safe, clean life. But Ryan’s relatively stable new world shatters when Deke Kane catches up with him.

When Deke’s tasked to take down a drug dealer with terrorist ties and a taste for the dark side of BDSM, his only chance to get close is the suspect’s interest in Ryan, and he convinces Ryan to become a confidential informant. In return, Deke offers Ryan immunity from his past. As Ryan falls under the drug lord’s domination, Deke finds himself falling for Ryan.

Now Deke has to choose between Ryan’s safety and his own future.

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Wholehearted

Hope Cove Series | Book Two

Officer Declan Grant responds to a call at the Hope Cove docks to find Lucas Hale barely alive after being beaten and tossed off his fishing boat. The violent crime rocks this tranquil community where everyone knows each other and doors are rarely locked. Despite Declan being new to Hope Cove, he wants to keep his new home and Lucas safe. He starts by volunteering to care for Lucas after he’s released from the hospital.

Lucas just wants to put the whole incident behind him and move on, but the more he gets to know Declan, the harder he finds it to push Declan and his do-right attitude away. The investigation into the assault continues, but Declan will soon face a moral dilemma, a choice that may topple his tidy life and force him to choose between Lucas and the law.

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Kidnapped. Again. Honestly, Eddie Goodman isn’t surprised. As the son of crime-fighting superheroes with no powers of his own, he’s used to living with a target on his back. Now, the League of Evil has him in their clutches once more. However, Eddie’s not familiar with this particular villain, whose name seems to echo the shadows he controls. Shadow isn’t as disgusting as the others, like the fiendish Duke Naughty who’s been after Eddie for a long time. With a master’s degree in Psychology, Eddie calls on his talent to analyze the mind of this new supervillain and finds he’s not so evil, just a little… dark.

When Shadow saves Eddie from those intending him harm, blurring the lines between good and evil, Eddie realizes battling this new enemy—and his growing infatuation with the enigmatic man—won’t be easy. As Eddie struggles to understand Shadow’s motivations and his own feelings, he realizes Shadow is exactly the kind of Dominant he’d usually go for, and worse yet, Shadow seems to sense Eddie’s submissive nature. Eddie’s mind might not want to submit to a supervillain, but his body certainly does.

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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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When Queensland Police Force Constable James Laramee raids a hotel room, he finds Vinnie Canterbury on top of a naked, dead man, covered in blood. Vinnie promptly vomits all over James’s shoes.

Thanks to a cocktail of horse sedatives and Hendra vaccine, Vinnie’s memories of his ordeal are fractured. Finding the culprits and the reasons behind his abduction will be a challenge. With his apartment trashed, his building set on fire, and his clothes, phone and wallet gone, Vinnie needs a place to stay. To his surprise, James not only takes him in, but also lets him cry on his shoulder. It must be true love. Vinnie has plans for his future with James all mapped out, and he hopes he can get James on the same page.

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A Casual Weekend Thing

Least Likely Partnership | Book One
2013 Award Winners

Doug Heavy Runner left the life of an openly gay Miami police officer and returned to his home on the Salish-Kootenai Indian Reservation when his mother got sick. In the two years since she passed, he’s carved out an empty life as a small-town deputy, relying on out-of-town one-night stands to keep him sane. Then he meets Detective Christopher Hayes, and they share a wild night so incredible Doug breaks his own rule and allows a one-night stand to grow into a weekend of amazing sex.

When Christopher travels from San Diego to Montana to deal with his abusive brother’s suicide, he doesn’t expect to find the man he spent the weekend with to be handling his brother’s case. He certainly doesn’t mind spending more time with Doug—but then an arsonist destroys the house Christopher inherited from his brother, and Christopher and Doug discover they are the primary suspects.

As they investigate, they discover Christopher’s dead brother has set them on the trail of a psychotic pedophile who will stop at nothing to silence his last victim. However, the search for the victim goes horribly wrong, leaving Doug hospitalized and Christopher at the mercy of the killer….

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Questione di tempo vol. 2

Questione di tempo | Libri 3 e 4

Vol. 2 (Libri 3 e 4)

Tre anni fa, Jory Harcourt ha cambiato il suo nome e chiuso la porta a un passato pieno di dolore, per riemergere più forte dall’altra parte. Adesso ha una nuova carriera, una socia fantastica e una vita che lo soddisfa, eccetto che per il vuoto nel petto rimastogli quando il detective di polizia Sam Kage se ne è andato via con il suo cuore.

Adesso Sam è tornato e sa quello che vuole… e quello che vuole è Jory. Ma Jory non pensa che riuscirà a sopravvivere a un’altra rottura o alla perdita di Sam a causa del suo pericoloso lavoro, ed è restio a tornare fra le braccia dell’unico uomo che abbia mai amato. Quando un serial killer, con un conto da saldare, prende Jory di mira, dovrà decidere se vale la pena amare di nuovo, mentre cerca di risolvere il caso e tenere Sam al sicuro.

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Machine

The Mongrel Trilogy | Book Three

Mongrel Trilogy: Book Three

The closing-day flea market at the Marvelous Mechanical Circus always draws a colorful crowd, but salesman Will Marchman doesn’t expect to see a large, elaborate gold wagon on the plaza—especially one called the Spiritorium. The wagon’s exotic looking owner claims he can perform “cleansings and siphonings” via a miracle-working machine housed within. He can supposedly flush the wickedness out of people and places.

The Spiritorium appears in the Mongrel village of Taintwell the next day, setting off a potentially tragic chain of events that begins with a shocking revelation. To make matters worse, Fanule Perfidor, de facto mayor and Will’s lover, has been neglecting to take the tonic that stabilizes his moods. Besieged by his illness, Fan drives Will away. Then Fan’s best friend, vampire Clancy Marrowbone, vanishes, causing a rift between him and his mortal lover. Then Will disappears.

As Fan regains control of his mind, he knows what he must do to save his village and the people most important to him. He must solve the mystery of the Spiritorium and confront a man he’d hoped never to see again.

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Wrestling Demons

Brandt and Donnelly Capers | Case File Two

A Brandt and Donnelly Caper: Case File Two

Jonah Fischer’s high school wrestling career has been stellar, but now he’s the unwilling star of a series of videos that have hit the web. The whole world may have seen the evidence that his best friend turns him on. Jonah’s conservative family wants him cured, and his conventional town and school want him normal. The only person who still wants him just the way he is is Casey Melville, the same best friend who turned him on for all the world to see. Meanwhile, Casey begins to wonder if there’s more to his feelings for Jonah than he thought.

Officers Brandt and Donnelly—lovers as well as partners on the job—have been assigned to find the culprit who posted the video. While investigating the case, they also help Jonah and Casey find their way through their feelings, and steer them toward refuge when Jonah’s family turns against him. But the mystery remains: who wants to hurt Jonah badly enough to post those videos, and why? Thank goodness Jonah and Casey have found friends—they’re going to need all the help and support they can get.

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Dirty Deeds

Cole McGinnis Mysteries

Sequel to Dirty Laundry
A Cole McGinnis Mystery

Sheila Pinelli needed to be taken out.

Former cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis never considered committing murder. But six months ago, when Jae-Min’s blood filled his hands and death came knocking at his lover’s door, killing Sheila Pinelli became a definite possibility.

While Sheila lurks in some hidden corner of Los Angeles, Jae and Cole share a bed, a home, and most of all, happiness. They’d survived Jae’s traditional Korean family disowning him and plan on building a new life—preferably one without the threat of Sheila’s return hanging over them.

Thanks to the Santa Monica police mistakenly releasing Sheila following a loitering arrest, Cole finally gets a lead on Sheila’s whereabouts. That is, until the trail goes crazy and he’s thrown into a tangle of drugs, exotic women, and more death. Regardless of the case going sideways, Cole is determined to find the woman he once loved as a sister and get her out of their lives once and for all.

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Questione di tempo vol. 1

Questione di tempo | Libri 1 e 2

Vol. 1 (Libri 1 e 2)

Jory Keyes conduce una vita normale come assistente di un architetto fino a che non diventa il testimone di un brutale omicidio. Pur essendo stato salvato dal detective di polizia Sam Kage, Jory rifiuta di arruolarsi nel programma di protezione testimoni: non importa chi gli stia dando la caccia, lui ha una vita che ama e a cui non vuole rinunciare. Ma Jory è davvero in pericolo, soprattuto dopo aver acconsentito a testimoniare su quello a cui ha assistito.

Anche se deve fare i conti con degli attentati alla sua vita, amici ben intenzionati che lo vogliono vedere felice, un capo super protettivo e un mistero che lentamente si rivela molto più sinistro di quanto si fosse immaginato, il giovane uomo gay inizia una relazione con Sam, un detective non dichiarato e combattuto. Forse Jory riuscirà a sopravvivere al pericolo, ma potrebbe non sopravvivere al suo cuore infranto.

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Tracy Brandt considers himself a lucky man. He has a wonderful family, good friends, and a dependable job. His love life, however, features a cheating ex who, though out of the house, is not yet out of the picture—with a past that just might get Tracy killed.

Homicide inspector Cord Nolan wants nothing more than to show his best friend’s little brother that he’s a reliable man, but to do that he’ll have to get Tracy to look past the player he used to be. It'll be a tough sell; reputation is everything, and Cord's is tarnished by his past indiscretions.

Tracy and Cord have spent five years trying to suffocate their fiery attraction under a blanket of grudging antagonism. When Tracy finds himself with a target on his back, Cord finally has the chance to ride to the rescue and break through the dam of Tracy's reserve. But he’d better be careful: if Cord is breaking the floodgates to wash away the past, he's going to have to hold tight to Tracy to make sure they're still standing when the tumult recedes.

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