SPOTLIGHT!! Stay by Piper Scott
Above a kingdom of kink rules an alpha who’s fought for his family since the beginning.
Sterling Holt, owner of kink club The Shepherd, has given all he has to keep his family together. But after years of hard work raising his much-younger sister, his nest is empty—and so is his heart.
Beneath the weight of his own guilt aches an omega who can’t see salvation.
Proud, cocky, and outspoken, on the surface it looks like Adrian Lowe has it all—but beneath his prickly facade lurks something darker. Something painful. Something he can only escape during weekends at The Shepherd.
He will never forgive himself for what he’s lost.
But the lost can be found again.
When one night of scorchingly intense passion binds two lonely souls together, Adrian and Sterling will either have to sever ties and give in to their loneliness, or admit that what they’ve found in each other is worth staying for.
Stay is a 78,000 word BDSM-flavored novel set following the events of Obey and Beg. With this much snark, power play, and pain/pleasure, it can be read as a standalone, but it’s best read as a sequel.
Picture Winter by Ami Aislin
Do something new today.
Why he looks at his horoscope every day, Elias Hood doesn’t know. It’s all garbage, and no nickel fortune ever helped him climb all the way up the corporate ladder. He’s about to make Vice President. Rocking the boat with “something new” is the last thing on his mind.
But there’s this guy.
Ty Green can make friends with a tree and Elias can’t help falling for his easy-going vibe and his perfect smile. He’s a fellow Capricorn, like Elias, but that’s as far as their similarities go. Ty works to live–he doesn’t live to work. When Elias takes his horoscope’s advice and asks Ty out, both men are in for a shock. But as Elias’s walls start to come down, they might just realize that they have more in common than they think. In fact, they might even want the exact same thing.
Who knows? Maybe horoscopes aren’t just trash after all. [Picture Winter is a 47,000-word novella]
Awkward Connections by Jordan Young
Professor Cecil Ives is handsome, thoughtful, and totally charming. He’s also off limits.
Riley wants to be a musician, not a businessman. His father has different ideas. Struggling through college on an athletic scholarship, Riley is dangerously close to failing, disappointing his family for the last time. At least while he’s stuck in Economics 213, he has a smoking hot professor to look at… When he’s not sexting his secret admirer, that is.
Cecil’s feelings for Riley are wrong in more ways than he can count, but he’s never felt so alive.
Cecil didn’t mean to fall for one of his students. He’s supposed to be an intellectual, someone who thinks with his head not his hard-on. When Riley needs private tutoring, Cecil knows he’s done for. What will happen when Riley finds out exactly who his secret admirer is?
Awkward Connections is a steamy gay romance novella with a HEA and no cliffhanger.
Fight For It by A.D. Ellis
Micah is a small-town mechanic with a big-time dream. He’s found his soulmate in high school social studies teacher Coleman Pierce, but while Micah’s out and proud of it, Coleman’s closet door is closed, locked, and welded shut. Stolen nights are all they’ll ever have, unless Micah can find some way to convince Cole that coming out won’t be the end of his dreams.
Cole moved to Blueridge Junction to escape his past. He planned to make himself a new life, far from home and the betrayal he’d suffered there. He wasn’t going to make the same mistakes again, but he didn’t count on meeting Micah, or the intensity of the feelings the man arouses in him.
But Micah is out and Cole… isn’t. And while Micah definitely revs his engines, Cole isn’t going to risk his job or his newly minted future on a relationship that might not work out. When outside forces bear upon the couple, Cole is faced with a decision. Will he keep his secret and risk losing everything, including the man he loves? Or will he stand with Micah and fight for their future?
*Fight For It is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to language, themes, and adult scenes.*
All About Zane by Avery J. Moon
A broken hero
An orphaned child
And the lawman who could save them both
Colin Shepard knew the exact second his twin sister Becca died. He was free-falling from a plane at the time. He cheated his death, but was left a very broken man.
Two things kept him going through the pain: Keeping his promise to Becca and raising her son as his own, and bringing her killer to justice.
But he was going to need something he hated to ask for. Help.
Sheriff Gabriel Green had done the right thing all his life. Part of that included on the job, working on a case that led nowhere with no clues or leads. Justice still needed to be found. But with the case of Becca Shepard’s disappearance, it seemed a long way off, and getting longer by the day.
Then Colin came back to town and things started heating up. And not just on the case…
All About Zane is a slow burn MM Gay Mystery Romance and the first book in the Travis County Legal Series. It has a happily-ever-after ending, no cliffhanger, and a great steamy get together scene worth waiting for.