SPOTLIGHT!! Worth the Risk (Giving Consent Book 1) by Kate Hawthorne
At eighteen, Landon Miller was sure about two things–he was a submissive and he was going to be with Gregory Douglas for the rest of his life. That was until parents and school got in the way, and he found himself in New York, thousands of miles from the man who had learned how to take him in hand. Feeling abandoned by the personhe’d come to rely on, Landon has no choice but to set his sights on a new and lonely future.
Years later, behind the bar at Rapture, the BDSM club he’s built on a foundation of disillusioned dreams and broken bricks, Landon finds himself face to face with his favorite memory and greatest regret—Gregory.
Seeing his first love again is the only inspiration Gregory needs to commit himself to forging his way toward the future he always envisioned…one with Landon yielding and bending to his command. Determined to recapture the magic of their first love, Gregory works to right the wrongs of their past so they can move on together.
Battling through the resentment from their youth, Landon is unexpectedly called back to New York, and Gregory can’t help but fear the past is repeating itself. Fighting familiar feelings of helplessness, he makes the decision to give Landon what he needs, even if that means not chasing after the man he adores…again. Gregory can only hope when Landon returns, he won’t throw away the love they’ve fought and risked everything for.
Worth the Risk is the first book in the Giving Consent Series. It is 78,000 words of kinky, steamy, second-chance BDSM romance.
Aftershock by Tanya Chris
Being acquitted of Jamie’s murder won’t bring him back. Syed might be free, but he’s lost his lover and his sub, along with his sense of control, his libido, his friends, and the stomach to inflict the kind of pain Jamie thrived on. Even his high-rise apartment doesn’t suit him anymore.
Dashiell is drawn to the handsome man he represented in court, but he’s promised himself never to get involved with another confident playboy. His next boyfriend—if he can find such a thing—will see him as something more than a backup plan for a better offer. And how could he ever give a man like Syed what he wants anyway?
Dashiell fears the day Syed will ask him to bear more pain than he can handle as Syed struggles to reconcile how he’s coming to feel about Dashiell with how he still feels about Jamie. Can their fledgling relationship survive the discovery that Syed’s new sub might be representing the man who murdered his last sub?
Jamie deserves justice, Dashiell deserves love, and Syed wants to be the one to give both these men exactly what they need.
Content warning: this book includes descriptions of homophobic hate crimes. There is very mild BDSM content.
While Aftershock follows on the events of Aftercare, it can also be read as a standalone.
Here For You by Carol Davies
Waiter Rich Johnson has an eye for the gorgeous guy who comes into the diner every day — but in a small town, when you’re gay, it’s tough to be up front about your feelings. It takes a sudden accident to bring them together, but even then, it’s not smooth sailing. Doug has family issues that have him torn apart, and it’s up to Rich to find the courage to tell Doug what he really wants.
Forever Us by Eva Leon
An alpha in need of healing, and an omega willing to put his dreams aside for the sake of love.
When I lost my mate, I wasn’t sure how I’d make it through… but my daughter gave me hope.
When I received my cancer diagnosis, it took everything in me to stay strong for her.
My treatment has left me with nothing to offer an omega, but Jules doesn’t care. All he wants is me, and he loves my daughter as though she were his own.
I thought I was on my way to finally reaching my own happily ever after… but then everything fell apart, and I lost Jules too.
I didn’t care that Kilo couldn’t give me the child I’d always wanted. I love him, and I love his daughter more than anything. My wounded alpha has lost so much, and all I want is to help him heal and give him everything I can to make it work.
I thought I was strong enough. But then a miracle happened, and it almost destroyed my world.
I love Kilo… but can we find our way back together?
”The Things We Lost” touches on serious themes of loss, recovery, and forgiveness. This novel is a standalone M/M mpreg romance with no cliffhanger and a guaranteed happily ever after.
*This novel was previously published under the name The Things We Lost*
For You I Fall: Angels & Misfits Book 1 by T.N. Nova & Colette Davison
Despite having had a rough life, Seth has a big heart. After spending nearly ten years sleeping rough on the streets of New York, he’s managed to get himself freelance work and a place to live. But his new found security is about to be torn apart, as the horrors of his past come back to haunt him in the worst possible way.
Dante was sent to watch over a young Seth when his mother died. As an angel, he had many rules to follow. The most important of which was to never fall in love—especially when it involves a human who is your charge. For the last ten years, Dante has kept his feelings for Seth hidden. That is until the night Seth’s past catches up with him.
When Seth is murdered, their destinies are changed forever. Feelings and emotions come to the surface, but will the rules that govern the afterlife keep Dante and Seth apart for eternity, or will they be able to find their happily ever after together?