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Submissive Secrets by Zane Menzy
Sex taught him how to destroy others. Love will teach him how to heal himself.
Keegan Andrews and his father’s best mate should never have gone away together for his eighteenth birthday. The birthday Keegan lost his virginity after tricking the handsome womanizer into being his first-time. Still, Keegan can’t deny he enjoyed it; that he got a sadistic kick out of having his way with the arrogant Damon Harris. Now that his eyes have been opened to the sexual power he possesses, Keegan intends to use it.
Damon is nervous about visiting Keegan and his mother for Christmas. It will be the first time he has seen the seductive lad since that night in the cabin. A night where lines were crossed that never should have been. However, Damon is adamant he won’t succumb again to the young guy’s twisted desires. But after a tender moment between them, Damon crumbles and finds himself committing more submissive secrets.
Matt Andrews feels empty and lonely. It has been six months since his wife left him and moved back to London. The shy accountant worries if he will ever experience love again. His heartache is momentarily distracted when his estranged son, Keegan, turns up at his door and asks to stay. Matt relishes the opportunity to reconnect. But why has Keegan turned up unexpectedly, and why has Matt’s best mate suddenly stopped visiting? Matt doesn’t know it, but Keegan and Damon have unleashed a chain of events that will ignite long-forgotten feelings and send hearts crashing.
SUBMISSIVE SECRETS can be read as a standalone romance novel and has a HEA. It is the final book in the Crashing Hearts Series. The story contains explicit language, sex scenes, a wedding, and a life-sized My Little Pony.
N’awlins Series by Michael Mandrake
Series Link: Amazon
From Book 1: New Orleans is supposed to be the big easy. One night changes everything for Frankie Choteau.
New Orleans. A city rich in tradition, diversity, and on the comeback trail from hurricane Katrina. Francois “Frankie” Choteau, a resident of this town, a cop with a hot temper and low tolerance for bs. Kajika Fortier, a transplant from Oklahoma came here looking for a dream and unfortunately it’s turned into a nightmare. On a hot summer night, they meet and cross paths during a very difficult situation. Despite this, the attraction between them is evident and loneliness for both men is a fate worse than death. They’d both like a chance at happiness but will the circumstances and Frankie’s uneasiness prevent their happy ever after?
Sidekick by Devyn Morgan
Recently divorced and out, David is done pining after the unattainable Julian. He’s ready to learn the ropes of the gay dating scene – but he doesn’t know where to start. Making changes in his life, he joins a new karate class while he’s at it.
A rising MMA star, Hunter has been traveling from dojo to dojo, both learning new fighting skills and earning his keep by making guest instructor appearances. But his recent Alexandria, Virginia post is turning tits-up. He’s in the way of his host’s cramped family, sleeping in the truck is uncomfortable, and his new MMA buddies still don’t know his name. When he discovers that he knows one of his karate students, David, from middle school, he doesn’t think life could get more awkward.
Hunter is chasing a sense of permanence. David is hunting Hunter. If they face their attraction as well as their complex histories, theirs might be a match for life.
SIDEKICK is a gay romance full of drunken idiocy, cage-fighting grit, and sizzling, explicit attraction, and adds up to a happy ending.
Return of the Earl by Sandra Schwab
CAN THEY OVERCOME THE BETRAYALS OF THE PAST FOR A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE?
On the Continent they call him the Ice Prince, icy of manner, icy of heart. Now, after thirteen years of exile, Con returns home to England and to Harrowcot Hall, a place haunted by memories of a long-lost friendship and past betrayals, a place where all of his dreams shattered and died.
But the past is over and done with, and can no longer touch him — or so Con thinks. He certainly does not expect to come face to face with Bryn Ellison again, the man whom he once loved beyond everything and who repudiated their bond in the cruelest way imaginable.
As snow and frost close in on Harrowcot Hall, Con’s icy demeanour starts to melt while he grapples with old hurts and newly awakened passions. Will he give in to the lure of the past against his better judgement?
This book contains a very grumpy earl, a dashing stablemaster, some ravishment in various places, several garden follies, a lot of snow, and a horse called Lancelot
Home Collection by Cardeno C
Book One: Where He Ends & I Begin: For best friends Jake and Nate the question isn’t how they ended up in bed together but how they stay there.
Aggressive, physical, and brave, Jake Owens is a small town football hero turned big city cop who passes his time with meaningless encounters believing he can’t have who he really wants: Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever. Thoughtful, quiet, and kind, Nate is a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and has never been able to shake his crush on loyal, courageous, straight Jake.
After a passionate night together, Nate realizes Jake isn’t as straight as he assumed, but he worries that what they shared was a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long. For Jake, the question isn’t how they ended up in bed together because he has always known that Nate holds his heart, it’s how he’ll convince Nate that he wants and needs to stay there.
Love at First Sight: David must find the courage to share himself and Jonathan must find the strength to tell the truth.
The moment naïve, optimistic Jonathan Doyle glimpses a gorgeous blue-eyed stranger from afar, he believes in love at first sight. Unfortunately, he loses sight of the man before they meet and then spends years desperately trying to find him. Just as he is about to give up, Jonathan gets a break and finally encounters David Miller face to face.
Successful, confident David turns Jonathan’s previously lonely life into a fairy tale, giving him more than he ever imagined. But the years spent searching were hard on Jonathan, and he’s terrified his young son and scandalous past will destroy his blossoming relationship. For David and Jonathan to build a future together, they’ll both have to dig deep: David for the courage to share himself in a way he’s never considered and Jonathan for the strength to tell the truth.
Angel’s Feather by Alina Popescu
How far would you go for the one you love? How much of yourself would you sacrifice?
Trapped on a decaying Earth and cut off from the rest of the Universe, humans are no longer allowed to leave their planet. Break this one law and you die: a penalty enforced by flyers, aliens who look like angels of long-lost religions. Michael, the flyers’ leader, is the Punisher who carries out every public execution.
Adam, a young human with near-perfect memory, is committed to rebuilding Earth and a true believer in the flyers’ dominion. While Adam’s support for flyers isn’t a secret, his deep love for Michael is. Not even Michael knows, for his kind never take human lovers, and to Adam, they are too far above him to reach.
In his broken and unwelcoming world, Adam’s love can only lead to pain, loss, and disaster. Yet there is no force in the huge expanse of stars and galaxies that can stop Adam from following Michael to the end of existence. Not even Adam’s own beliefs.
Word count: 36000+
Family Collection by Cardeno C
From Book 1: Controlled Asher didn’t expect to fall for free-spirited Daniel, but they’ll find what they desperately need in one another.
Police captain Asher Penaz’s staunch professionalism bleeds into his home life, down to his neatly pressed attire and spartan apartment. He enjoys being in charge and in control, so his sudden and powerful attraction to the lighthearted, free-spirited Daniel Tover throws him for a loop. In his entire life, Daniel has never gotten what he needs, so he moves to the next place, the next job, the next attempt to find something worth staying for, always landing at the top of his game, but never feeling like he belongs.
The chemistry between Asher and Daniel sizzles, but with all that fire comes the risk of getting burned. As both men struggle to learn themselves while getting to know each other, the lines of desire and control blur. If Daniel and Asher can walk through the flames together, they might find what they desperately need.
Back To Reality
It’s Daniel’s job to help women meet their Prince Charming. So why is it so hard for him to find his own happily ever after?
As the executive producer of reality dating show My Prince Charming, workaholic Daniel Dixon has always had a hard time keeping his personal and professional lives separate. When royal bad boy Charles Lexington is brought on board to boost the show’s falling ratings, Daniel is forced to deal with the baggage which accompanies the handsome prince’s less-than-stellar reputation. As Daniel deals with drama behind the scenes, he gets to know the man behind the headlines and finds himself falling for Charles—whether he wants to or not.
Charles never gave love a second thought—but after meeting Daniel, it’s the only thing on his mind.
When Charles Lexington’s traditional English family informs him of his involuntary engagement to Lady Dolores Ellsworth, he needs a way out—and fast. The rebellious royal’s plan is simple: appearing on a trashy American reality television show is the perfect way to appall his uptight fiancee, end the arrangement and win back his freedom. Charles seizes the chance to return to a life of partying and paparazzi, but his plans quickly meet a roadblock—the show’s sexy, stubborn producer, Daniel Dixon. To Charles’s surprise, there is true love to be found on the set of My Prince Charming—just not when the cameras are rolling.
Back to Reality is a standalone m/m contemporary romance novel with no cheating and no cliffhangers. This book features sexy English accents, trashy reality television, steamy scenes, and—of course—Happily Ever After!
Mates Collection by Cardeno C
From Book 1: A powerful Alpha wolf shifter and a strong-willed human overcome traditions ingrained over generations and uncover long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny as true mates.
Regarded as the strongest wolf shifter in generations, Alpha Zev Hassick is surprised and confused by his attraction to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. A male shifter has to mate with a female shifter to keep his humanity, so shifters can’t be gay. Yet, everything inside Zev tells him Jonah is his true mate.
Maintaining a relationship with the man he has loved since childhood isn’t easy for Jonah Marvel, but he won’t let distance or Zev’s odd family get in their way. When unexplained ailments begin to plague Jonah, he needs to save his own life and sanity in order to have a future with Zev.
Zev and Jonah know they’re destined for each other, but they must overcome traditions ingrained over generations and long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny.
Word count: 74,755
The Poison Within by Kasia Bacon
Black clouds of xenophobia gather over Radvadur, the western province of the Empire. The political climate is strained and fragile. A surge of Nymph refugees has stirred widespread hostility towards non-humans. When the investigation of a gruesome triple murder linked to the refugee camp ensues, it takes Inspector Käyru Skaer and his lover, Count Ellydhar Finn-Jánn, along an unusual path, at the end of which a precious gift awaits.
Käyru and Elly are worlds apart in social standing, but they have found common ground in the bedroom—up against the wall and the stable doors, too. The arrangement between them ought to have been temporary and of no consequence. As their circumstances change, will they find the courage to risk their hearts?
(Warning: Contains mentions of off page sexual assault)
Unexpected Series by Chris McHart
Book 4 releases on May, 25th and will be in KU as well!
From Book 1: Alex wanted a night of hot passion with Gerome, but he gets more than he ever bargained for. His life will be changed forever in a world where he’ll be thrown in jail— or worse— for being pregnant.
Alex’s best friend, Sam, has been acting strange ever since he met Alex’s one-night stand, but now Alex needs help in order to hide, and Sam is his only hope.
My Favorite Uncle by Marshall Thornton
Martin Dixon’s carefully-constructed, peaceful life is turned upside down when his super Christian eighteen-year-old nephew Carter shows up unexpectedly on his doorstep and announces he’s gay. Martin’s first impulse is to send him back to his parents. But when he discovers that Carter has been in a mental hospital to cure his gayness he realizes he’s stuck with the boy. Unfortunately, the two get on each other’s nerves, each driving the other to distraction. Independently, however, they each arrive at the same conclusion. The other would be much less annoying if he only had… a boyfriend.
2014 Rainbow Award Runner Up Gay Contemporary Fiction
Reckless Seduction by Amanda Young
When nineteen year old Cody Bradbury gets his hands on an invitation to the hottest party of the year, he doesn’t plan to let anything stand in his way of attending. With a stolen invitation and fake identification, he sneaks into the gay club owned by his uncle during the annual Halloween bash with the intention of checking out the action and possibly losing his long-despised cherry.
Cody can’t believe his good luck when Dante Santiago comes on to him. He’s had a hard-on for his uncle’s business partner for years. He’s so enamored of the older man that he doesn’t think twice when Dante wants to hook up. However, once he gets his hands on the man of his dreams, he begins to hope Dante might want more from him than just an orgasm. He can think of only one way to find out and he plans to make it an experience neither of them will ever forget.
This second edition includes the bonus follow-up novella, Reckless Behavior.
Mission Primal by Parker Skye
Adam Harris is set to graduate high school in just a few short months. He has big plans for his future, none of which include falling in love. He’s got too much baggage to trust anyone with his heart. All he wants is to leave his current life behind and never look back.
Ben Sterling is a perfect little soldier, sent blindly on his first mission by his alpha. After meeting his target, however, he develops torn loyalties and struggles to choose the right path. Should he honor his alpha by completing his mission or protect Adam against the forces fighting to tear him apart? A near death experience may make the choice for them.
This book contains M/M love and steamy sex scenes with a true fairy tale ending. If that is not what you are looking for, please don’t buy this book. There are also scenes of abuse which may be difficult for some readers. Not intended for readers under 18.
Truly Yours 1 Toby and Dalton
Finding a shifter mate is tough. Dalton is open to love, but the few dates he’s been on have been terrible. He’s just about to give up on searching for happiness when a young shifter passes by him, providing hope that maybe this time he’ll find love.
Toby has been hurt one too many times. He always picks the wrong men and doesn’t believe he deserves anything better. When his best friend forces him to check out a shifter matchmaking service, he doesn’t have any hope that things could work out for him. Because, why should Dalton be different than the others?
However, fate knows better. And both men might be in for the shock of their lives.