On The Ice by Amy Aislin
For college sophomore Mitch Greyson, determination and persistence are the name of the game if he wants to make it as a professional hockey player. A busy schedule of practices, games, classes, homework, two part-time jobs—and now, working with a tutor to help him pass the class he’s failing so that he can keep his scholarship—shouldn’t leave him with enough time to flirt with the NHL player in town. But that doesn’t stop him.
Placed on the injured reserve list until his broken arm heals, NHL defenseman Alex Dean is using the time off to be with his ailing grandfather and get a head start on the book he’s been commissioned to write. He doesn’t expect to get roped into a tutoring gig, especially not for cocky, smart-ass Mitch.
But Alex soon discovers that there’s more to Mitch than meets the eye…and he really likes what he sees. Only Alex doesn’t dare risk his NHL career by coming out, and a relationship between them would jeopardize Mitch’s chances with the organization too.
It looks impossible. Then again, the best things usually do…
Pledged by T.M. Chris
Pledging a fraternity is always a little nerve-wracking, but Blake’s racing pulse comes from more than a fear of rejection. He’s got one eye on Vadim, Delta Iota Kappa’s muscle-bound Chief Punishment Officer, and the other on that paddle. Pledging D.I.K. is going to be a whole lot more challenging, and exciting, than he ever anticipated.
Vadim’s been waiting three years for a little brother all his own, for someone to torment and humiliate, to initiate into all the pleasure, and all the pain, of belonging to their intimate fraternity for two.
But as pledge month winds down, feelings develop. What started as a hazing ritual could be so much more. Have Vadim and Blake forged a bond strong enough to last?
This novella (approximately 20,000 words) features lots of spanking, a little humiliation, and a happy ending.
Growing a Family by Eva Leon
Two against the world… (Three if you count the dog.)
I’m an outcast in this town, but I’m not giving them the satisfaction of running me out. Everything still important to me is here—my service dog, Jada, and the indoor farming facility I’m building from the ground up. I can’t do that alone, so when Eddie comes knocking for a job, I hire him. I should steer clear of the innocent Omega, but I’m drawn to him. I’m covered in scars, but they aren’t all visible. Loving him risks dragging him into my bleak existence, but not loving him isn’t an option.
I haven’t been in Spring Valley for long, so I can see the unfair treatment Hollis gets because of his parents’ actions. I want the job, but I also want him. He’s wounded and angry, but he’s also gentle and sensitive. He needs me as much as I need him, and we won’t let this town tear us apart. That’s easier said than done when we’re contending with malicious vandals, a biased sheriff, and everyone’s disapproval. I can survive all that, but I can’t survive losing Hollis.
Growing a Family is an older Alpha younger Omega mpreg romance set in a non-shifter Omegaverse. It is a standalone story with no cliffhanger.
His Hardest Choice by Xander Collins
Will a good cop be able to make the right choice … when it involves the forbidden love of a criminal?
When Hank starts sweating uncontrollably and feeling tingles throughout his body after coming up against an alpha the whole police force has been hunting, he can’t deny that his omega hormones are betraying him.
He’s a good cop, but his secret desire for the alpha is almost overwhelming. During an interrogation, he’s terrified that everyone in the room can see how he’s being affected by the man in handcuffs. That the alpha is flirting with him … and that Hank likes it.
Jason was roughed up when the cops arrested him. What they don’t know is he was there to stop one of the crimes in a string they think he committed. But Jason’s not going to give them the satisfaction of a straight answer because he can’t stand cops.
Until he sees Hank, that is.
Jason starts out toying with Hank during the interrogation, but eventually, he can’t deny his feelings. He’s a cop-hater, and he’s falling in love with his enemy.
His Hardest Choice is an enemies-to-lovers romance of 39k words. It includes a relationship between a straight-laced, vanilla, omega cop who lets a leather-jacket-wearing, alpha criminal corrupt him and control him in bed … with his own handcuffs.
It includes some angst, a lot of feels, plenty of swearing, some incredibly hot sex, a pregnant man who gives birth to a sweet little baby, and a very HEA.
Unexpected by M.A. Innes
Ryland was perfectly happy with his head buried in the sand.
Ryland was convinced that there had to be something better than racing toward adulthood. He just wasn’t sure what it was. Between the decisions about college majors and careers, and never-ending responsibilities, all he wanted to do was let it all go and just unwind. Unfortunately, everyone else’s idea of fun was more stressful than relaxing.
Holden never expected to find the sub of his dreams at the grocery store.
Overhearing the voice on the next aisle talking about how much fun baby biscuits and kiddie snacks were was the last thing Holden expected to happen at the grocery store. But it was music to his ears. Except, the sexy voice didn’t seem to understand what his preferences might actually mean.
As Ryland discovers that growing older doesn’t have to mean growing up, Holden wants to be the Daddy who gets to show him how perfect being little can be.
Story Contains: M/m Sexual Content, BDSM elements, Spankings, Age Play, Mild ABDL
Like A Gentleman by Eliot Grayson
James Rowley, penniless younger brother of an earl, discovers his rejected sensational story has been stolen and printed under another name — and he’s certain his editor is the guilty party. Determined to get his due, he sets out for London to take revenge on the perfidious L. Wells. He means to have satisfaction, even if he needs to pose as a simpering fop in a pink waistcoat to get it.
Two years before, intrigued by his favorite writer’s talent and wit, Leo Wells had visited the Rowley estate incognito, seen James’s portrait — and promptly lost what was left of his heart. Ever since, Leo has fought his obsession with his favorite writer. Unaware of the manuscript’s theft, he’s bewildered and heartbroken when James, acting the part of a sneering dandy, visits him in person only to use his obvious attraction against him.
From Gloucestershire to London to Portsmouth, can two men with society and secrets dividing them find happiness?
This approximately 28,000-word novella contains explicit scenes. Although part of a series, it does not end on a cliffhanger.