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1) The author's heart shines through in this genuine romance with well-developed, interesting characters. A recommended read.
2) I have not read the earlier books but it did not take me long to feel as though I was in Hawaii with the lush descriptions of the island. The warmth and love Rob and Kulani's 'family' feel for each other is skillfully told though both the current story and backstory. That being said, there are several occasions when the author dropped a large info dump which broke up the flow of the story for me. However, the intricately draw characterisations of Danny, Zane, Kulani and Rob more than made up for those. Overall, I really enjoyed this is a story of revenge, love, denial, family ties, loss of innocence and developing maturity.

Hawaiian Fragrance (The Hawaiians #3) Meg Amor
Gay - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 716 KB
Print Length: 269 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (May 3, 2017)
Publication Date: May 3, 2017
Amazon: Hawaiian Fragrance (The Hawaiians #3) Meg Amor

Danny’s a fourth-generation Big Islander from the wealthy Lucerno ranching family. He’s gorgeous--a mix of Portuguese male and Argentine passion, all dark-haired, smoldering sensuality. His family disowned him for being gay, and now he’s part of the Masterson-Mahikoa “lost boys” family.

When he meets the wealthy, sophisticated, sensuous Brazilian, Paolo Bastini, he’s swept off his feet into a glitzy Las Vegas lifestyle of money and luxury--the world he grew up in. But it takes Danny away from Hawai’i where his soul roams free and his family lives. He struggles as Paolo plays loosely with their partnership and thinks Danny is being “a baby” for wanting a monogamous relationship. And who is this past lover firmly wedged in Paolo’s heart?

Zane is severely deaf--finding new dance partners is hard. When he loses another one, Danny steps in to dance the tango competitions with him. Jealousy flares and things reach dangerous levels between Paolo and Danny. His adopted and birth family must bond together in a daring rescue of Danny from the depths of Brazil.
br>But he’s not completely out of danger. Now he’s fighting an attraction to the feminine Zane, who’s always annoyed him. Which man has his heart?
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1) The second in what will be a series featuring this pair of British female explorers working in the 1920s.  The detailed historical background merges well with the fantasy and magic in the book.  The characters are all well drawn and interesting and the plot of the adventure, complete with the dangers, holds the reader.  Even though I had not read the first book, I had no trouble picking up with these characters in the the second.  Very strong effort.

Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis Geonn Cannon
Lesbian - Historical
Hardcover: 174 pages
Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (September 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944591117
ISBN-13: 978-1944591113
Amazon: Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis Geonn Cannon

Dorothy Boone's attempt to help a friend leads her to an encounter with a deadly new rival. Trafalgar and Boone have been working together for a year, taking small commissions in order to learn how to work together. When a friend and colleague is committed to an asylum following a disastrous mission in the Mediterranean, Dorothy takes it upon herself to uncover the truth. What she finds is that her friend was close to the discovery of a lifetime: the remnants of a prehistoric civilization who might have been wiped out by the Biblical Flood. Trafalgar agrees to accompany her on an expedition to finish what her friend began, and soon they run afoul of a powerful enemy: Emmeline Potter, called Virago, is a treasure hunter who is also adept at magic and seeks riches to help fund a violent uprising. Dorothy and Trafalgar must race to defeat their unscrupulous opponent if they hope to preserve the site for future generations, but they soon discover Virago may be the least of their worries. The secrets of the past have ways of remaining hidden, and trying to uncover them may cost Dorothy her life.
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1) A very sweet love story against the unexpectedly fascinating background of small-batch yarn dyeing. Shira Gassman’s characters are always unforgettable, and her pair in this story don’t disappoint. I only wish it had been longer!

Knit One, Girl Two Shira Glassman
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 1617 KB
Print Length: 68 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: May 22, 2017
Amazon: Knit One, Girl Two Shira Glassman

Small-batch independent yarn dyer Clara Ziegler is eager to brainstorm new color combinations--if only she could come up with ideas she likes as much as last time! When she sees Danielle Solomon's paintings of Florida wildlife by chance at a neighborhood gallery, she finds her source of inspiration. Outspoken, passionate, and complicated, Danielle herself soon proves even more captivating than her artwork...

Fluffy Jewish f/f contemporary set in the author's childhood home of South Florida.
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1) I really enjoyed this story, especially since I spent some time in Las Vegas. The characters pulled me in from the beginning and I really wanted to see what would happen next. Fans of Ms. Witt are sure to love this book.
2) I really enjoyed reading this book by LA Witt. Then again, I've always enjoyed all her stories. This was a sweet, compassionate tale of a rich man in the throes of desperation thinking the only solution to his problems is suicide. Luckily he changes his mind but not before gambling all his money away. He then becomes homeless and is ultimately saved by a casino worker. Very enjoyable story with a sweet ending.


At the Corner of Rock Bottom & Nowhere L.A. Witt
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 26, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544145578
ISBN-13: 978-1544145570
Amazon: At the Corner of Rock Bottom & Nowhere L.A. Witt

Blackjack dealer and stripper Adrian West has lived in Las Vegas long enough to be numb to beggars on the Strip. Their destitution is a sad, ugly part of reality in a city where people win or lose it all at the tables every single day. So he’s at a loss to explain why the homeless man in the suit catches his eye. Why he can’t just keep on walking like he always does. Former advertising executive Max Reynolds is a Las Vegas cliché. After a run of bad luck costs him his boyfriend, his job, and his home, he’s decided to go out with a bang—a week of high-rolling capped off with a peaceful overdose in a luxury hotel room. When a last second epiphany keeps him from finishing the job, he’s ready to live again… but he doesn’t have a dime to his name. He has nothing. That is until a stranger takes him in off the street. Max may have hit rock bottom, but now he has a glimmer of hope and an unexpected friendship. A friendship that just might turn into everything neither man knew he was missing.
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1) I really loved this story and cannot wait to read more by this author. From the beginning, you will find yourself drawn into the story. I really felt for Ethan and could understand why be behaves the way he does. This is one story I will be reading again.

One Bullet Casey Wolfe
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 156 pages
Publisher: NineStar Press (March 24, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1945952822
ISBN-13: 978-1945952821
Amazon: One Bullet Casey Wolfe

When Ethan Brant was shot, he found himself dealing with severe PTSD and unable to do his job as a police officer any longer. With the aid of Detective Shawn Greyson, the man who saved his life, Ethan not only finds himself again but discovers love as well. Shawn’s life growing up was less than ideal, however, he overcame that to become who he is today. That doesn’t mean he isn’t missing something in his life. What Shawn hadn’t realized, upon first meeting, was that Ethan could give him all that and more. One bullet changed both their lives.
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1) This is the best book I have read in any coming of age genre.  I could feel and believe that I was Peter in the story.  His love/hate relationship with Adam and all the secrecy needed to hide the fact that they were gay in a time when this wasn't allowed, tore him apart.  I can't wait to read the rest of the 4 book series so I can see what happens to Peter.
2) A well-written, believable, New-Adult coming-of-age story, that begins a promising series. Eighteen-year-old Peter Mandel is a very sympathetic character, with flaws that are both frustrating and painfully real. He's struggling to move on from the friendless, bullied kid he's been in public high school. With a change of schools, he meets a new classmate - charismatic, bisexual Adam. But in 1991, being out as gay is far from safe, and so Peter's joy in a first relationship is tempered by becoming Adam's dirty secret. Adam offers protests of forever love in secret, and a casual friendship in public. The result is a moving, infuriating, realistic tale of a young man trying to navigate the difficult waters of his own needs, his boyfriend's fears, his family's prejudices, and the risks from bullies and homophobic adults. The book's ending is open, more of a new beginning, and I look forward to reading the next installment.

Pictures of you ('90s Coming of Age series #1) Leta Blake
Bisexual - Young Adult
Series: '90s Coming of Age
Paperback: 356 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 17, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1537740040
ISBN-13: 978-1537740041
Amazon: Pictures of you ('90s Coming of Age series #1) Leta Blake

Growing up gay isn't easy. Growing up gay in Knoxville, Tennessee is even harder.

Eighteen-year-old Peter Mandel, a private school senior--class of 1990--is passionate about photography. Peter doesn't have many friends, preferring to shoot pictures from behind the scenes to keep his homosexuality secret.

Enter Adam Algedi, a charming, worldly new guy who doesn't do labels, but does want to do Peter. Hardly able to believe gorgeous Adam would want geeky, skinny him of all people, Peter's swept away on a journey of first love and sexual discovery.

But as their mutual web of lies spins tighter and tighter, can Peter find the confidence he needs to make the right choices? And will his crush on Daniel, a college acquaintance, open a new path?

Join Peter in the first of this four-part coming of age series as he struggles to love and be loved, and grow into a gay man worthy of his own respect.

This new series by Leta Blake is gay fiction with romantic elements.

Book 1 of 4.
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1) A thrill-a-minute intergalactic adventure with a slow-burn romance that really satisfies. Truly outstanding worldbuilding, and a multi-layered plot with dynamic characters. This book was an absolute delight from start to finish.
2) Skythane was a totally engrossing read. The world building was rich and detailed, and the characters were three dimensional.  I could never second guess where the story was going and I couldn't put the book down. The true test of a book for me is, 'would I read a sequel' and I can say with this one, I absolutely would.
3) The world building in this piece was phenomenal, as were the characters. Although the story started out a little slow, it quickly picked up pace and made me believe in this alien world along with the different species that inhabited it.
4) I enjoyed the story even when I had difficulty keeping track of everything… It made me want to keep on reading from start to finish. I would definitely read more from this author. 


Skythane J. Scott Coatsworth
Gay - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 17, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1635334039
ISBN-13: 978-1635334036
Amazon: Skythane J. Scott Coatsworth

Jameson Havercamp, a psych from a conservative religious colony, has come to Oberon—unique among the Common Worlds—in search of a rare substance called pith. He’s guided through the wilds on his quest by Xander Kinnson, a handsome, cocky skythane with a troubled past.

Neither knows that Oberon is facing imminent destruction. Even as the world starts to fall apart around them, they have no idea what’s coming—or the bond that will develop between them as they race to avert a cataclysm.

Together, they will journey to uncover the secrets of this strange and singular world, even as it takes them beyond the bounds of reality itself to discover what truly binds them together.
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1) I absolutely loved this book. It had me sucked in from page one. I couldn’t wait to keep reading. I didn’t want the book to end. I wished there were more stories to follow. I liked not only the main characters, but all the secondary and background characters.
2) This was quite a sweet story, a wonderful, entertaining tale. From the get go, I appreciated Leo, Leone, and their zodiac obsessed mother. The sexual tension, warm feelings, happiness, and so much more will bring nothing but satisfaction at the end. I'd recommend this book to anyone who has eyes or ear (in the case of an Audio Book or someone that could read it for you! :D Another well written and wonderful book by Ms. Sunday!
3) This was just lovely. It was funny and heartwarming. The author's writing style invited the reader in and made them cozy as they read. Well done!


Leo Loves Aries Anyta Sunday
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544065396
ISBN-13: 978-1544065397
Amazon: Leo Loves Aries Anyta Sunday

A new person will enter your life in the early year, Leo. Look past any moments of frustration they might bring and laugh—this could be the start of a thriving friendship.

Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived…

Well, that would be a reason to leave past pains behind and look to the Bright Future.

When his sister Leone challenges him to find her the perfect date for a spring wedding, Theo uses it as a chance to make new friends. Theo’s ex economics tutor and newest roommate Mr. Jamie Cooper seems to be a possible and convenient match. Real convenient. Like written in the stars, convenient.

All he has to do is make sure this Jamie is good enough. Could really be The One for her, and the friend for him.

But watch out, Leo, the stars have a surprise in store…

"Leo Loves Aries" is a sweet, slow burn, M/M romance with HEA. This New Adult, college, GFY, friends-to-lovers novel can be read as a standalone.
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1) The Writing Style was spot on and that's what really shined here.  Honestly LA Witt did an amazing job and it really was a fun read.
2) This is a story that many are sure to enjoy. The characters are easy to like and they keep your attention until the end.

Back Piece (Skin Deep Inc.) L.A. Witt
Gay - Erotic Romance
File Size: 1292 KB
Print Length: 316 pages
Publisher: Swerve (April 25, 2017)
Publication Date: April 25, 2017
Amazon: Back Piece (Skin Deep Inc.) L.A. Witt

Colin Spencer is a tattoo artist with a past he’d prefer to keep a secret. Actually, he has a few secrets that he’d rather people didn’t know about, which is why Colin doesn’t do commitment. But when a shy sailor approaches him at the gym, Colin finds this guy pushing all his buttons.

Growing up in a conservative family, then escaping with the Navy, Daniel Moore is an unsure virgin who feels like he can’t share his true self with anyone. Seeing Colin—and his tattoos—at the gym are the sign Daniel needs to finally get those tattoos he’s always wanted, and maybe try his hand at flirting.

As Colin and Daniel spend more time together, their awkward hesitations turn into a deep passion neither expected. But with both men harboring secrets, will their relationship be able to survive their insecurities and become something beautiful?

Back Piece by L.A. Witt is a sexy, emotional journey of two people learning to love and finding acceptance for who they really are.
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1) Let’s start with the basics. The author has a strong command of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. This should be a given, but I find it increasingly rare these days, so it was a relief to discover that the book was well-written. The only exception to this is phrases such as “who might try and stop us.” The correct word is “to,” not “and.” One might excuse the main character since he hasn’t even graduated high school, but he speaks flawlessly throughout the rest of the book, so one suspects the error is really the author’s and not the character’s. There were a handful of typos, but only a handful. This is all basic editing, but the book passed the first hurdle with solid writing. The subject matter, unfortunately, is awfully distasteful. A hired thug/killer who befriends and falls in love with another gang member. But the author gives us the “whore with a heart of gold” in this murderer guided by ethical principles. That’s probably the least believable part of the story, but the character is presented realistically, so I went along. I never got a strong feel for the specific city, but the individual scenes in various nightclubs, storage rooms, etc felt real enough. I liked that the main character, Pierce, has a cataract in one of his eyes. It’s an interesting detail that comes up several times in the story. I also like that the love interest, Miles, is mixed race. In most gay mysteries/thrillers, the sex often feels forced, put in to satisfy the reader’s demand for love scenes but totally out of place in the story. That’s not the case here. The sex always feels organic, a natural part of the story. There’s perhaps a bit too much of it, but only a bit. The only time the sex is really a problem is after Pierce learns Miles has been lying to him and as punishment forces Miles to service him. It may not technically be rape, but it’s close enough and makes me dislike Pierce, not something I think the author intended, since liking a murderer is already an uphill climb. Pierce hadn’t been a total creep before—the reader doesn’t even mind watching him kill Malloy—but now he comes across as a total douchebag. Fortunately, his later actions redeem him yet again. Spoiler alert here so stop reading if you need to. One wonders why Pierce is so slow to suspect the family member who is sabotaging the Vice organization. I think the reader suspects it a hundred pages before the main character does. But the final confrontation and conclusion are satisfying regardless. The last couple of lines are a bit too sappy, given the nature of the characters, but all in all, the book was a compelling and satisfying read.
2) The writing in this story was absolutely spectacular. Gritty, dark, grim - and just as it should have been. A story depicting a mob hit man wouldn't have been done right any other way.  I expected violence and death, and that's exactly what the author delivered. I was surprised to see that there was also an M/M Romance in this as well, and it was executed brilliantly. The relationship started off as tenuous and seedy as the rest of the world building was.  Mob crime isn't my type of reading, but the way the author ushered me into her world, the more I appreciated the 'gumshoe' aspects of it all. Exceptionally well done.

Vice City S.A. Stovall
Gay - Mystery / Thriller
Series: Vice City (Book 1)
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: DSP Publications (June 20, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1635336635
ISBN-13: 978-1635336634
Amazon: Vice City S.A. Stovall

Vice City: Book One

After twenty years as an enforcer for the Vice family mob, Nicholas Pierce shouldn’t bat an eye at seeing a guy get worked over and tossed in the river. But there’s something about the suspected police mole, Miles, that has Pierce second-guessing himself. The kid is just trying to look out for his brother any way he knows how, and the altruistic motive sparks an uncharacteristic act of mercy that involves Pierce taking Miles under his wing.

Miles wants to repay Pierce for saving his life. Pierce shouldn’t see him as anything but a convenient hookup… and he sure as hell shouldn’t get involved in Miles’s doomed quest to get his brother out of a rival street gang. He shouldn’t do a lot of things, but life on the streets isn’t about following the rules. Besides, he’s sick of being abused by the Vice family, especially Mr. Vice and his power-hungry goon of a son, who treats his underlings like playthings.

So Pierce does the absolute last thing he should do if he wants to keep breathing—he leaves the Vice family in the middle of a turf war.
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1) I really liked this book. Difficult subject matter, but so well-handled. Had me holding my breath that Wade's and Russ's relationship would work out despite the obstacles. Warning, there are triggers.
2) This story is good but is not in any way a light read. It covers subjects that could be triggers for some readers. I love that the author was up front about this from the very beginning, as few authors are. The characters held my interest and I found myself wanting everything to work out well for them.
3) This is an excellent novel about the differences between BDSM based on trust and responsibility and non-consensual abuse. The author clearly understands the effects of trauma.


The difference between Blake Moreno
Gay - Erotica
Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: Dark Inn (January 11, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626227594
ISBN-13: 978-1626227590
Amazon: The difference between Blake Moreno

Wade Maguire and Russ Paulson are in love. After a year of passion and happiness, they’re buying a home and moving in together. Everything is rosy for them—until a jealous and insane ex from Wade’s past puts all of that to the test. After being kidnapped and tortured by his deranged former lover, Wade loses his ability to engage with his own sexuality or with Russ. With the help of a psychologist, EMDR therapy, and a sex plan, they work together to overcome the damage inflicted. In the process, they discover wells of love they’ve never known before. As passion is reborn and their sex life reignited, Wade realizes a need to re-experience certain events in Russ’s loving arms. For Wade, the difference between pain and pleasure is love, and the difference between rape and rough sex is consent.

Dark, and yet ultimately hopeful, this book contains many emotional and graphic sex scenes, as well as some scenes of torture. This book deals with rape and rape recovery. Proceed with care. Stand-alone with a happy ending. 78,000 words.
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1) A really gripping mystery plot. I liked this book a lot. It was more of a mystery thriller ( and a very good one at that) than a romance; the romantic elements were there, but more like brushed on, very gently, like the pinch of sugar that makes a spicy chili even tastier. A highly pleasant read!
2) The premise is good, a serial killer attacking men who've cheated on their wives. The writing flowed smoothly, the dialogue was convincing, and the characters were both believable and likable. I also liked that there weren't pornographic sex scenes thrown in just because this was a romance. Overall, I found the book quite a fun read. As a resident of Seattle, I found the setting convincing. Whether or not the details about police work and police departments were accurate, they FELT accurate and were also convincing.
3) This was a great mystery. The detective story was interesting and the investigation flowed nicely, although some aspects, some minor details were lost on Detective Tao. The characters were all interesting and unique and the way fiction was entwined with the very real Ashley Madison scandal was truly interesting. I loved the non-standard relationship the two MCs have and how it builds up throughout the story. Great read, kept me engaged and definitely surprised me with the killer reveal.

Hacked Up Ethan Stone
Gay - Mystery / Thriller
File Size: 4776 KB
Print Length: 264 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Stone Publishing (February 6, 2017)
Publication Date: February 6, 2017
Amazon: Hacked Up Ethan Stone

Seattle is being plagued by a string of gruesome murders. For Detective Peter Tao, it’s a career-making case, but he’s struggling to find a lead. How is the killer choosing his victims? What is he trying to prove?

With a long list of suspects and nothing to connect them, Peter is more determined than ever to apprehend the murderer. Then Peter gets the one vital piece of evidence that ties everything together. Now he’ll have to look beyond the obvious to identify the killer before anyone else is murdered.

Solve the mystery in this fast-moving crime thriller by Ethan Stone.
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1) An engaging story with powerful, vibrant characters and a terrific setup.
2) This had a tear in my eyes at the opening scene and kept me reading for the whole story. I liked it.
3) This was not a totally new kind of plot, but it was able to portrait the story a lot better and in a more interesting way, that was able to keep my attention. Good story and very good writing style!

Breaking Anchor Geonn Cannon
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback
Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (March 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944591230
ISBN-13: 978-1944591236
Amazon: Breaking Anchor Geonn Cannon

Three years ago, Sofia Kennedy reported the tragic death of her girlfriend live-on air. Still in the closet even with her closest friends, she was forced to suffer her loss in silence. In the years since she's become isolated and sticks strictly to a routine that prevents her from encountering painful memories of the woman she lost.

Marion Vogt runs a small but well-respected catering service that feeds the elite of Seattle. When Sofia's consumer reporting segment does a story on Marion's company, the two women immediately butt heads. An unintended insult results in a scathing report that nearly shuts down the business. Marion's attempt to defend herself results in a deepening of their conflict until both women are ready to destroy one another.

They quickly find out Seattle can be a very small town when trying to avoid someone. As much as they want to avoid each other, fate keeps forcing Sofia and Marion to cross paths. Before long they realize they'll have to decide if they're going to hold on to bad feelings or risk forgiveness to discover just what they have to offer each other.
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1) I've been a science fiction fan since I read The War of the Worlds at the age of 12, and this is sci fi done extremely well. Li Liang is a compelling character, and the three interconnected stories here are fast-paced and packed with emotion.


Passing Shadows Anna Butler
Lesbian - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Glass Hat Press; 1 edition (January 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1540576531
ISBN-13: 978-1540576538
Amazon: Passing Shadows Anna Butler

Li Liang has found a berth to suit her: chief pilot and first officer of the all-female crew of an old space freighter, the Sappho. Then one ordinary, unremarkable morning, Liang retunes the Sappho’s communications systems just in time to catch the breathless, terrible accounts from Mars of the total destruction of Earth. Earth’s a cinder. The unknown alien race that destroyed it has left Mars, too, in flames and is ravening outward from the solar system, devouring every human colony on the way. Liang’s one of the few survivors, racing ahead of the Devourers, rescuing as many frightened, shocked people as she can. Will Liang and the pitiful remnants of humanity find a new haven, somewhere to start again? Or will she, too, echo the dreadful last message coming out of their dead home? They’re coming. Oh God, they’re coming.
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1)This adaptation of the famous poem, The Highwayman, is a historical romance between two women, one a local pastor's daughter and the other the dashing thief who robs nobles and uses these gains to help the poor.  The author presents historical details convincingly, describes a small rural town vividly, and provides the forward plot as well as the backstory in a manner that holds the reader's attention.


Daring and Decorum (A Highwayman Novel) Lawrence Hogue
Lesbian - Historical Romance
File Size: 706 KB
Print Length: 252 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Supposed Crimes (August 1, 2017)
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Amazon: Daring and Decorum (A Highwayman Novel) Lawrence Hogue

Elizabeth Collington, the twenty-year-old daughter of a country vicar, longs for more than the circumscribed life of her 18th-century Devonshire village. When a highwayman steals a kiss along with her mother's necklace – provoking feelings of which her father would never approve – she suddenly has a secret no one must know. But the highwayman also has a secret: "he" is actually a woman.

Will the story of the highwayman's past – complete with a tyrannical husband, a gloomy castle, and a daring escape into London's underworld – persuade Elizabeth to abandon propriety in favor of passion? In the end, can the lovers make an independent life in a world where women are little more than property, evading both the redcoats and the jealous young lord who would tear them apart?

Daring and Decorum is comedy of manners wrapped around a gothic tale; a mashup of Jane Austen, Alfred Noyes' poem The Highwayman, Robin Hood, and Moll Cutpurse; and a passionate case for the freedom to love whom one chooses, Daring and Decorum: A Highwayman Novel should appeal to fans of Ellen Kushner's Riverside series, Emma Donoghue's Life Mask, and Michelle Martin's Pembroke Park (billed as the first lesbian Regency).
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Dawn Carter Flashback
Lesbian - Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Wicked Publishing (November 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 154058934X
ISBN-13: 978-1540589347
Amazon: Dawn Carter Flashback

Experiencing a reoccurring dream, Spencer Avery, a rational thinker, questions whether love can transcend the test of time. Constantly plagued by the vision of the same woman, someone who seems so real, she finds herself falling in love with her. With her heart ruling her head, Spencer sets out to find answers, and what she discovers when she travels across the Pacific Ocean will change her life forever.
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Mason Winters & Olivette Devaux Like a Torrent (Disorderly Elements #2)
Gay - Alternative Universe/Reality
File Size: 3041 KB
Print Length: 171 pages
Publisher: Mugen Press; 1 edition (June 25, 2017)
Publication Date: June 25, 2017
Amazon: Mason Winters & Olivette Devaux Like a Torrent (Disorderly Elements #2)

Navigating a new relationship? Hard. Doing so as an ill-trained elementalist? Impossible – but odds improve when well-meaning family steps in.
Ash, the water-whisperer, and Cooper, the earth elementalist, seek help from Cooper’s grandparents while at their small farm in upstate New York. Fessing up to grandma might lessen the horror of their power control issues. When Ash and Cooper are together, the earth moves and the rivers rise to flood stage.
Keeping their relationship going without leveling the city pales in comparison to facing off with the greedy Brian Clegg and his gang. Brian works for the environmentally destructive frackers, threatening Pittsburgh like never before.
Two men. Their love. Their leadership. Will they rise to the occasion? And will Pittsburgh survive their struggle to set an evil deed to rest?
Book 2 in the Disorderly Elements series, LIKE A TORRENT features paranormal battles, a spicy romance with two hot guys in love, and a Japanese sword with a mind of its own. For adult audiences only.
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Mason Winters & Olivette Devaux Like a Rock (Disorderly Elements #1)
Gay - Alternative Universe/Reality
File Size: 3066 KB
Print Length: 123 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Mugen Press (January 14, 2017)
Publication Date: January 14, 2017
Amazon: Mason Winters & Olivette Devaux Like a Rock (Disorderly Elements #1)

WHEN EARTH AND WATER MOVES – Fresh out of school, architect Cooper Anneveinen tends bar by night and chases small clients by day. He sees what lies hidden underground. The unexplained, wild images complicate his life and drive him to seek medical help – but not even antipsychotic drugs make him “normal.”

Ash Ravenna talks to water, and water sometimes obeys his wishes. Using his gift in a pollution clean-up effort, he hires Cooper to help with an old industrial property by the river. The handsome young architect turns his crank like nobody else – and his hidden talent is an unexpected asset.

Ash hopes to teach Cooper control over his newfound earth-sense. Cooper puts everything on the line to learn. All goes well, until their their sizzling chemistry throws them a curve neither expects. If Cooper fails, more than just their love is on the line.

LIKE A ROCK is a paranormal gay romance adventure with explicit scenes and a happy ending.
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Jody Klaire Best Maid Plans
Lesbian - Romantic Comedy
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Independently published (June 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1521511845
ISBN-13: 978-1521511848
Amazon: Jody Klaire Best Maid Plans

Love in France is wonderful... Pippa and best friend Rebecca have settled into life in France only neither has found a job, the house is still unfinished and then ex-fiance Doug calls to say he's getting married and wants Pippa's help. With chocolate in tow, they swap France for Wales. Pippa only needs to help Doug with wedding chores, renovate a grand mansion, show she has wiles of her own, charm a village and somehow become a caddie on a golf course... all while trying to convince Berne that she's not running away. Best Maid Plans with Pippa usually go awry!
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Jody Klaire Beached (Île Blanche #1)
Lesbian - Romantic Comedy
Series: Île Blanche Series (Book 1)
Paperback: 231 pages
Publisher: Independently published (August 27, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1549599003
ISBN-13: 978-1549599002
Amazon: Jody Klaire Beached (Île Blanche #1)

Mable Thompson is trying to keep her family together but she finds herself on the remote exotic island of Île Blanche. Without the advantage of knowing how to swim, working a bar for a suave woman called Jack and face to face with a lifeguard called Chief with a smooth walk and even smoother smile, Mable discovers that she may just be on a spectrum herself... But, with so many wanting to set up home on the exclusive island, will Mable follow her heart and allow Chief to help her to float?
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Jody Klaire Hindsight (The Above & Beyond #4)
Lesbian - Mystery / Thriller
Series: The Above and Beyond Series (Book 4)
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing (December 31, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1943837287
ISBN-13: 978-1943837281
Amazon: Jody Klaire Hindsight (The Above & Beyond #4)

Aeron is a reluctant empath whose gruff exterior is matched by a big heart and need to help people. She learns more about gifts in every mission with the mysterious organization CIG. When General Ursula Frei goes missing, the Criminal Investigations Group is thrown into turmoil. Aeron and Renee follow the last eyewitness reports and trace Frei's footsteps on a journey that takes them deeper through the hardship and heroism of Frei's old life. But with the Internal Affairs Team digging for answers and the foes from Frei's former life closing in on them, Aeron and Renee have to use all their skills, faith, and cunning to find her. Can they get Frei to safety and keep her secrets hidden? Or will the truth mean that she loses the freedom she fought so hard to have all these years?
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Jon Eliot Keane Option Four
Bisexual - Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 198 pages
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing (May 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786451263
ISBN-13: 978-1786451262
Amazon: Jon Eliot Keane Option Four

It’s 1997, and seventeen-year-old Donn Carhart wants to come out. There are four ways it could go: reject, tolerate, accept, or they’ll say “me too!”

But his parents don’t like gay people, and he doesn’t know any other gay kids.

After meeting Alex, an openly gay transfer student, and learning a little bit about gay history in the United States, Donn starts the Acceptance Project club at school. The club is about addressing discrimination, and it draws a lot of student members, including Thad - the most popular guy in his class, who just so happens to be Donn’s crush.

After Donn comes out, a group of parents try to shut it down as a “gay club”—a danger to their children and the community. With his family, community, and classmates pushing back on his decisions, will Donn push forward or will he opt out?
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Suzie Carr Beneath Everything
Lesbian - Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 298 pages
Publisher: Sunny Bee Books (February 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0986388173
ISBN-13: 978-0986388170
Amazon: Suzie Carr Beneath Everything

Sarah Destin is a highly successful marketing executive who makes great money, lives in a beautiful home, and drives a sweet car with an engine that purrs. She should be thrilled, but somewhere along the line she took a wrong turn and ended up in the dreaded rat race of life. When she meets Jolene, a scuba instructor from Bonaire, curiosity stirs deep within. Suddenly, she begins to crave adventure. By getting out of her comfort zone, Sarah soon begins to realize that life begins to bloom beneath the facade of materialism. Purpose and meaning can’t be found on the surface. It can only be found when she digs deep and uncovers things that make her question what’s most important in life. Does Sarah have the courage to embrace her newfound discoveries, even if that means letting go of what brings her comfort in the process?
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Rosalind Abel The Veranda (Lavender Shores #3)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Lavender Shores (Book 3)
Paperback: 258 pages
Publisher: Independently published (August 26, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1549585274
ISBN-13: 978-1549585272
Amazon: Rosalind Abel The Veranda (Lavender Shores #3)

Donovan Carlisle helps countless people in Lavender Shores with his skills as a therapist. It seems, however, that his ability to enable others to live their happiest life only works outside of himself. Donovan truly loves his life, but isn’t able to find a relationship that satisfies his heart’s craving. Maybe the problem is that the only man he wants is off-limits. Spencer Epstein came to Lavender Shores to find himself. Instead, he married one of the local town beauties. He’d thought his prayers had finally been answered. Then, he met his pregnant fiancée’s brother. It turned out those answered prayers were just cruel twists of fate. A decade later, after a divorce and the crumbling of all Spencer thought was set in stone, he sees his brother-in-law at a masquerade sex party. He takes full advantage of the anonymity and acts on the desires he’s held at bay all those years. The problem is, those silent and frenzied moments didn’t satiate anything. The fire and heat between the two men only grows as secrets are uncovered and they must determine if the cost of their passion is too high... (Now contains Lavender Shores maps and family trees.)
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Rosalind Abel The Garden (Lavender Shores #2)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Lavender Shores (Book 2)
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Independently published (July 22, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1521905908
ISBN-13: 978-1521905906
Amazon: Rosalind Abel The Garden (Lavender Shores #2)

Beautiful Gilbert Bryant designs jewelry for the rich and famous, and he made his escape from his gossipy little hometown of Lavender Shores. However, with so many friends and family, he keeps getting pulled back. When he attends his best friend’s engagement party, Gilbert can’t help but sample one of the new men in town. It’s just some innocent—or not so innocent—fun. Nothing that will even cross his mind once he gets back to his everyday life. Walden Thompson dreamed about living in Lavender Shores since he visited as a child. He finally gets his chance, and he embraces the opportunity to start over, to become someone new. He leaves both hurts and dangerous habits in the past, where they belong. When Gilbert crosses his path, Walden gives in to his baser instincts. He can indulge in the carnal pleasures this once and still be okay. Their few hours together haunt Gilbert, the two-hundred-mile buffer from home no longer shutting out the past or the sexy man he left behind. Walden is just beginning to recover from the smoldering encounter with Gilbert when they are thrust together once more. This time, neither of them can walk away, no matter how hard they try. But when their pasts crash into each other as surely as the magnetism that pulls them together, walking away may be the only option. (Now contains Lavender Shores maps and family trees.)
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Rosalind Abel The Palisade (Lavender Shores #1)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Lavender Shores (Book 1)
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Independently published (June 17, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 152152131X
ISBN-13: 978-1521521311
Amazon: Rosalind Abel The Palisade (Lavender Shores #1)

Confident businessman Joel Rhodes sees the small California town of Lavender Shores as nothing more than a business opportunity and a final stepping stone to the position he’s been working toward his entire life. It was supposed to be just one night in town to close the deal, and sleeping with one of the local men, no matter how gorgeous, meant nothing more than a few hours of fun. Andrew Kelly is perfectly content with the life he has in his hometown. So much so that the only thing missing is someone to share it with. Going to bed with a tourist was never meant to be the answer to his dreams, just a beautiful distraction. He could get back to looking for Mr. Right the next day. Both Andrew’s and Joel’s worlds are turned upside down when a few hours of pleasure get extended to a couple of days. Even that shouldn’t have been a big deal. You can’t fall in love in that amount of time. That isn’t how it works. However, if destinies collide, a few short days may be all it takes to find your soul mate. Even so, when secrets and motivations get tangled, fate may do nothing more than leave two hearts in pieces.
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Lucy Lennox & Sloane Kennedy Lost and Found (Twist of Fate #1)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Twist of Fate
Paperback: 308 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1548557366
ISBN-13: 978-1548557362
Amazon: Lucy Lennox & Sloane Kennedy Lost and Found (Twist of Fate #1)

He promised to never leave me. But when I needed him the most, that was exactly what he did… Wilderness guide Xander Reed has spent fifteen years trying to forget the night he turned to his best friend in his darkest hour, only to find the young man who’d sworn to always have his back was turning his on Xander instead. Two thousand miles and fifteen years of building a new life in the quiet backcountry of the Rocky Mountains should have been enough to put the memory of Bennett Crawford out of his mind forever, but old wounds run deep and when Bennett suddenly reappears in his life as part of a wilderness expedition Xander is guiding, the scars he thought long healed break wide open. I’d only ever wanted to protect Xander from getting hurt again. I never considered the one he needed protection from was me… Bennett Crawford was faced with an impossible choice the night his best friend needed him. He chose wrong. As the only son of one of the wealthiest families in New England, he should have had the world at his feet, but losing his best friend at the tender age of fourteen changed everything. And even though Bennett’s managed to hide behind a mask of contentment as he takes his place at his father’s side in the family business, inside he’s searching for the piece of himself that’s been missing ever since Xander Reed walked out of his life. Bennett’s only saving grace is his work with a group of inner city kids, and when he’s given the chance to show the troubled teens that there’s a bigger world out there waiting for them if they just have the courage to reach for it, he takes it. But when he steps off that bus for what was supposed to be a week of fun and adventure, he’s instantly returned to the past when he discovers their expedition guide is none other than the boy he let go so long ago. Only, the soft-hearted, insecure little boy Bennett once knew is gone, and in his place is a brooding, bitter man who isn’t interested in second chances. People leave. I know that now and nothing Bennett has to say to me will change anything… All Bennett wants is another chance to show Xander that friendship was only the beginning. But when a stubborn Xander refuses to even hear him out, Bennett realizes he’s going to need to fight dirty. Because now that he’s found Xander again, he’s not letting him go a second time…
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Lucy Lennox Delivering Dante (Made Marian #6)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Made Marian
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1546424601
ISBN-13: 978-1546424604
Amazon: Lucy Lennox Delivering Dante (Made Marian #6)

AJ: I know Dante’s story better than anyone. After all, I was the one who rescued him from his homophobic, abusive father eight years ago. Since then, I’ve kept my distance, but when I run into him at the Marian House gala and he doesn’t recognize me, I can’t resist the incredible, sensitive man he’s become. I would do anything to protect Dante Marian, but what if his past keeps me from being part of his future? Dante: Every new relationship has obstacles, it just turns out that ours involves my bumbling inexperience (ugh), an octogenarian naughty toy party (don’t ask), and being on the run in an RV with Aunt Tilly (it involves the Secret Service— no really, don’t ask). When my biological father takes his homophobic views to a national platform, the only way to stand up for what I believe in is to claim my past and confront him. So now it’s time to decide: do I put the past behind me and walk away from AJ for good or face my biggest fear and fight for what’s mine?
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Lucy Lennox Jumping Jude (Made Marian #3)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Made Marian
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 11, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1542456096
ISBN-13: 978-1542456098
Amazon: Lucy Lennox Jumping Jude (Made Marian #3)

Jude: Reaching the top of the country music charts brings out the crazy, and there’s no one crazier than my ex. Unfortunately, his threats to out me are escalating. Enter the bodyguard of my dreams. I’d probably chafe under his constant presence if his attention to my body wasn’t so… ah… thorough. Now I have to worry about outing myself to millions of fans if I can’t keep my hands off him in public. Derek: Now I’m an ex-Marine turned babysitter. If I have to hear Jude sing his mega-hit Bluebells one more time, I might murder him myself, and after 6 years in special ops, I know my way around a weapon. Unfortunately, so does he. Except his arsenal includes washboard abs and a killer set of pipes. I’ve faced guns, knives, explosives and yet it’s Jude Marian who may end up bringing me to my knees.
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Lucy Lennox Borrowing Blue (Made Marian #1)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Made Marian
Paperback: 306 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 24, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1540847659
ISBN-13: 978-1540847652
Amazon: Lucy Lennox Borrowing Blue (Made Marian #1)

Blue: When my ex walks into the resort bar with his new husband on his arm, I want nothing more than to prove to him that I’ve moved on. Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to me is more than willing to share a few kisses in the name of revenge. It gets even better when those scorching kisses turn into a night of fiery passion. The only problem? Turns out the stranger's brother is marrying my sister later this week. Tristan: I have one rule: no messing with the guests at my vineyard resort. Of course the one exception I make turns out to be the brother of the woman my brother’s about to marry. Now we’re stuck together for a week of wedding activities, and there’s no avoiding the heat burning between us. So fine, we make a deal: one week. One week to enjoy each other’s bodies and get it out of our system. Once the bride and groom say I do and we become family, it’ll all be over between us. Right?
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H.J. Perry My Goal (Gay Footballer Romance #2)
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
Series: Gay Footballer Romance
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 20, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1545485267
ISBN-13: 978-1545485262
Amazon: H.J. Perry My Goal (Gay Footballer Romance #2)

He’s cocky, he’s arrogant, he’s entitled to his big ego. He an International footballer and a multimillionaire.
Carlos Garcia’s a huge success on and off the pitch, and he’s got it all. Joining a new football club, he wants his teammates to like him, especially the one man who sets his pulse racing.
As the quietest guy on the football team, Harry Carter avoids attention. He’s so scared of people finding out he’s gay that he’s made sure there are just clothes in his closet. He has nothing to hide, there’s no history, no past, no secret boyfriend, not even a one-night stand. Ever.

Things are changing. Outside of work, Harry’s best friends are a discreet gay couple, but how is Harry going to keep all the secrets when the new guy on the football team keeps hanging around?
Why exactly does Carlos sit next to Harry at every opportunity?

A story of first love. A gay friends-to-lovers romance between two closeted soccer players.
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H.J. Perry Home Goal (Gay Footballer Romance #1)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Gay Footballer Romance
Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 20, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1545484945
ISBN-13: 978-1545484944
Amazon: H.J. Perry Home Goal (Gay Footballer Romance #1)

In the closet...
Career-focused Jason Tant has given up on love to play football at the highest level: his team is in the Premiership, and Jason also plays for the English national team (even though his mother is Spanish). He doesn’t want to be the poster boy for LGBT people in sport—and his advisors have told him that coming out will ruin his career. It’s not an issue until Scott captures Jason’s heart and turns his world around.
Out and proud...
With a carefree, live-for-today attitude, Scott Cole was never in the closet. Funny, clever, and a terrific dancer, the science student has many talents but the man he loves requires something else—discretion. They seem an unlikely couple but neither can resist the chemistry that draws them together.
Under scrutiny...
Prying paparazzi are everywhere, determined to out gay footballers. Scott questions whether he and Jason need to keep their love a secret when professional British sportsmen in other fields are coming out. Will Jason have to choose between love and his career? Or will the tabloids destroy them both?
A gay romance novel with a happy ever after. The story spans 2012-2015. Set in England where fans would die for their football team and football is not called soccer. The book was inspired by the news story in October 2015 that British gay footballers are preparing to come out in public.
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Pat Henshaw The Orpheum Miracle and Frank at Heart (Foothills Pride Stories #6)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 2422 KB
Print Length: 28 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 29, 2016)
Publication Date: November 29, 2016
Amazon: Pat Henshaw The Orpheum Miracle and Frank at Heart (Foothills Pride Stories #6)

The Orpheum Miracle

Christmas joy is a matter of perspective. For some, it’s the happiest time of the year. For others, not so much.

Twenty-nine-year-old Mick, the son of crack addicts, isn’t exactly a dyed-in-the-wool Scrooge. Mick’s been on his own from childhood. As a teen, he lived in a shelter, where for a short time he had a boyfriend. After the boyfriend left, Mick moved to the Orpheum Theater. While squatting there and taking care of the grand old building, Mick watched others celebrate the holidays from a distance, never able to share in their merriment.

Only his Technicolor dreams liven his dull, mechanical life until one day the world around him begins to change. Mick is surprised when a man named Jim buys the vintage Orpheum and plans to restore it. Something about Jim makes Mick think they’ve met before. In fact, Jim rekindles Mick’s longing for a better life and a little holiday magic for himself.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Advent Calendar "Bah Humbug."

Frank at Heart (Foothills Pride Stories #6)

A Foothills Pride Story

Everything about thirty-five-year-old Stone Acres hardware store owner Frank McCord is old-fashioned—from his bow tie and overalls to the way he happily makes house calls to his dreams of lasting romance, true love, and marriage. Frank’s predecessors have run the store and been mainstays in the small California town for over a century. While genial Frank upholds tradition and earns the respect of friends and neighbors, he fears he’s too dull and old to attract a husband.

Then handsome thirty-six-year-old electronic games designer Christopher Darling and his fifteen-year-old son, Henry, come into his life. Christopher has everything Frank could want in a potential partner: charm, kindness, and compatibility. Also, he’s a terrific father to Henry. When their Stone Acres home turns out to be uninhabitable, Frank offers the Darlings temporary lodging in his ancestral farmhouse, where he and his tenant Emil reside. Since Emil thinks Frank is his, sparks fly. Suddenly, Frank’s monotonous life promises to explode with love and threatens to change him forever.
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Luna David Saving Sebastian: A Catharsis Novel (Custos Securities #3)
Gay - Erotic Romance
File Size: 1889 KB
Print Length: 525 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: July 6, 2017
Amazon: Luna David Saving Sebastian: A Catharsis Novel (Custos Securities #3)

Gideon McCade--weighed down by memories of his previous life as a Navy SEAL and a CIA agent--has blood on his hands. He turns to his BDSM club, Catharsis, and Dominating submissives to get him through the daily grind of civilian life. Knowing his past is too much to inflict on a life partner, he keeps his connections brief and superficial. When his former life comes back to haunt him, his desire for revenge pulls him back into the shadows, darkening his hopes for a future in the light.

Temporarily sidelining his career as a tattoo artist, Sebastian Phillips works as a composite artist for the local police department. To alleviate the inescapable burden of a congenital medical condition, he immerses himself in his art and seeks the catharsis of submission. But with life weighing heavily on his shoulders and darkness encroaching, he yearns for a contract with a Dominant that sees past the protective barriers he's erected to the vulnerable submissive within.

When happenstance brings Gideon and Sebastian together, their connection is undeniable. The knowledge that they are both too damaged to form permanent bonds of love causes them to rely on an impersonal contract to fulfil their physical needs. But staying emotionally detached becomes impossible, and breaking their contract seems the only option. Will Gideon's need for vengeance and Sebastian's declining health destroy what's grown between them, or will they help each other find their way back into the light?

Author's Note: If you prefer warnings, there are strong trigger warnings for this book. Please use the "Look Inside" feature above to find them within the first few pages. Ignore them, otherwise. Happy reading!
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A.M. Arthur Sound of Us (Us #2)
Gay - Erotic Romance
File Size: 4173 KB
Print Length: 384 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Briggs-King Books (April 21, 2017)
Publication Date: April 21, 2017
Amazon: A.M. Arthur Sound of Us (Us #2)

Jake Bowden didn’t expect to be settling into a strong, loving relationship with another guy at only twenty-three years old—never mind with two. His chemistry with Cris is as strong as ever, while things with Charles are more like a simmer than a heavy boil. Charles says he’s perfectly content to go at Jake’s pace, but Jake isn’t sure slow is what he wants anymore. And when Jake wants something, he isn’t shy about going after it.

Cris Sable is head-over-heels in love with the two men in his life, and he’s vowed to do everything he can to protect the fragile, three-way relationship they’re cultivating—even if it means lying about his past. A dark past that resurfaces in an unexpected way and forces Cris to make the difficult choice between shielding Jake and Charles from it, or trusting them enough to help him face it head-on.

Charles Greenwood had forgotten what it felt like to be loved, until a feisty go-go boy and an ex-porn star fell into his bed, and then stole his heart away. He loves both men equally, but differently, slowly stoking the fire of the chemistry he shares with Jake, while passionately pursuing Cris—both in and out of bed. Their lives are entwining in the very best way…until Cris starts to pull away, distancing himself from the loving support of their triad. And after Cris disappears one night on a drunken bender, Charles vows to do whatever it takes to prove to Cris that he can trust them with anything—mind, body and spirit.

Three separate hearts will finally beat as one.

Note: This is the continuation of an m/m/m romance begun in Here For Us and is best read in order to fully enjoy the character and story development. The book also contains mild BDSM elements, including spanking.
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A.M. Arthur Here For Us (Us #1)
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
Series: Us
Paperback: 380 pages
Publisher: Briggs-King Books (March 22, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0989918882
ISBN-13: 978-0989918886
Amazon: A.M. Arthur Here For Us (Us #1)

Cris Sable doesn’t walk into popular gay bar Big Dick’s expecting to find more than a casual hookup, so he’s surprised by his instant attraction and intense chemistry with go-go dancer Jake. Jake’s sexy as hell and a firecracker in bed. The sparks between them are undeniable, and what starts as a hookup evolves into something deeper, possibly permanent—until Jake dumps Cris flat on his ass for no good reason. Angry and confused, Cris finds comfort with his longtime friend and employer Charles “Chet” Greenwood. Cris’s emotional state stirs up Charles’s long-buried feelings for Cris. Feelings he’s denied for eight years, because Cris is his employee and therefore off limits—not to mention two decades younger than Charles. Cris admits he has feelings for Charles, too, but he’s still getting over Jake and both men agree nothing can happen between them while Charles is still Cris’s boss. Jake Bowden knows he doesn’t have anything to offer a guy. He’s a go-go dancer with no degree and no real career aspirations. He’s also used to everyone who loves him leaving, so it makes sense to cut Cris loose before things get too serious. Cris is kind, passionate and totally deserves a guy like Charles—wealthy, owns a home, successful businessman. Jake can’t compete so why bother? They’re better off together. But when Jake has a serious personal crisis, Cris and Charles unite to pull him back together, and the three men discover it’s possible—maybe even inevitable—to fall in love with more than one person at a time.
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A.M. Arthur As I Am (All Saints #2)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: All Saints (Book 3)
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Carina Press (February 21, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 133501490X
ISBN-13: 978-1335014900
Amazon: A.M. Arthur As I Am (All Saints #3)

Will Madden is healing.

Thanks to therapy and a growing support system, he's taking baby steps into a promising future. One of those steps leads him to an online chat room, where he quickly bonds with fellow PTSD sufferer Taz Zachary.

Despite their virtual connection, Taz is initially freaked out at the idea of meeting Will face-to-face. A sexual relationship may be the last thing on his mind, but his craving for human interaction—and more of the way Will makes him laugh—gives him the courage he needs to take the next step.

In person, the chemistry between them is undeniable. But Will is hurt when Taz doesn't seem to be in any rush to get him into bed. Still, acceptance, love and happiness all seem within reach for the first time in forever—until demons from the past threaten the future they both finally believe they deserve.

Book three of the All Saints series.
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A.M. Arthur Fractured Hymns
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Briggs-King Books (March 27, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0989918874
ISBN-13: 978-0989918879
Amazon: A.M. Arthur Fractured Hymns

Still firmly in the closet at the age of thirty, Ethaniel Shockley is content leading a solitary—if lonely—life working on a construction crew with fellow military vets. After a tragic worksite accident leaves two of his friends dead, Ethaniel returns to his family home to recuperate from a spiral leg fracture and severe Post Concussive Syndrome. He may be lucky to be alive, but he hates the independence he’s lost. Matthew “Angel” Garrett has worked at Shockley Stables for three years, content to muck stalls and polish saddles, and to be as unnoticeable as possible. Except for weekly church outings, he avoids going into town so he doesn’t see The Look. The Look that says “I know you went to prison for killing a man.” A chance conversation with Ethaniel gives Angel hope that maybe he can have a friendship with the gorgeous Shockley sibling he’s crushed on for years. But the more time they spend indulging in their shared love of music, the clearer it becomes that they both want more. Ethaniel sees a kindred spirit in Angel, whose soul just as fractured from his time in prison as Ethaniel’s is from war. But Angel has another, deeper secret that haunts him—one he’s positive will destroy this new song with Ethaniel before it’s even written.
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A.M. Arthur Their Life As They Live It (Perspectives #4)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 4496 KB
Print Length: 230 pages
Publisher: Briggs-King Books; 1 edition (May 8, 2017)
Publication Date: May 8, 2017
Amazon: A.M. Arthur Their Life As They Live It (Perspectives #4)

“Happiness is not a goal…it is a by-product of a life well lived.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Bernard “Bear” Henson is a blessed man. He is happily married to the love of his life, he co-owns a successful business, and his grown son is desperately in love with a wonderful partner. But Bear knows all too well how precarious that happiness is, so he lives every day with love in his heart and gratitude for everything he has—especially his husband Richard Brightman. Richard has been HIV-positive for thirty years and every new day is a gift.

When Richard becomes unexpectedly ill and is rushed to the hospital, Bear braces for his beautifully constructed life to come crashing down. A hard-won life full of ups and downs, illnesses and setbacks, love and anger, and a lot of regret for how certain things went down. Certain things involving Bear’s alcoholic ex-wife Debbie and the start of Bear’s relationship with Richard. But the past can’t be changed, only remembered and studied.

As Richard fights for his life, Bear reflects on the last thirty years of their entwined lives. College days, his shotgun wedding to Debbie, his unexpected feelings for Richard, and the proudest moment of Bear’s life: the birth of his son Gabriel. Bear’s life with Richard is woven with love, heartache, regret, joy, and everything else in between. They’ve overcome every obstacle that’s come their way, and they’ll overcome this new illness, too. Period. Bear simply isn’t ready to live his life without Richard in it.

Note: This is the fourth book in my Perspectives series, and while it can be read as a standalone, readers will have a much richer concept of these characters if you’ve at least read book two, The World As He Sees It. Warnings for spousal abuse (not between the two heroes) and cheating.
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A.M. Arthur Hot Licks (Off Beat #3)
Asexual - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 1313 KB
Print Length: 278 pages
Publisher: Swerve (February 7, 2017)
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Amazon: A.M. Arthur Hot Licks (Off Beat #3)

Benji Moore is living his dream traveling as the lead singer of his band. His life would be perfect if he could get his boyfriend, Josh, to commit to an exclusive relationship.

Even though Josh loves Benji, he has good reasons not to trust in long-term relationships. So Josh decides to take some time to himself and sublets a room at a friend’s beach house. But when he walks into the nearby Off Beat bar, he finds a bartender who may be a good distraction from his relationship problems.

Van Holt doesn’t do anything deeper than sweaty one-night stands. But when Josh sets his sights on him, Van is surprised by their connection. Except Van also doesn’t do complicated, and the situation between Josh and Benji defines complicated. But the more time Van spends with them, the more he’s realizing how hard it would be to let Josh and Benji go.

Can the three of them find a way together, or will they all end up going solo?

Hot Licks is part of the Off Beat series by bestselling author A.M. Arthur

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