On the eve of Halloween and the day itself, Dylan tries to put his fears aside to give Oz an unforgettable night and day before the holiday. In the bedroom and out, he has plans. Feasts and traditional Halloween activities have a place in the day between shenanigans, and he looks forward to creating fond memories with his boyfriend without interruption from the outside world.
Cookies, costumes, crops, and carving pumpkins aren’t the only plans on the agenda for Dylan and Oz, but they’re the ones that are more welcome than the dark thoughts lurking in their brains.
Will the demons that haunt their minds ruin Dylan and Oz’s day together, or will they be able to banish those ghosts long enough to have a bright day in spite of themselves?
This book contains realistic detailed depictions of mental illnesses as well as portraying BDSM and a D/s lifestyle. It should not be read as a standalone, and it follows Don’t Let Go (Broken Boys #1).
As a Black Waltz—a magical ballet dancer—Stella Azrith appears to all as a composed, no-nonsense sorceress of notable talent. Yet she is deeply dependent on her muse for far more than most artists, complicating her relationships. Nyte Lysander is a suave, emotional cellist who once struggled in her obsession to stay in Stella’s world. She and Stella find one another again after a tumultuous breakup, needing the other for reasons warped beyond the norm. Black Waltz is a sprawling urban fantasy romance set 350 years after The Scorpion’s Empress and 100 years after Venus and Lysander, concluding the trilogy. Can be read as a standalone.
Searching for acceptance, Stella and Nyte learn to understand each other anew, strained only by disagreements past and unspoken. Nyte’s living situation in the crime-ridden district of Maleficus in the city of Eden pushes her and Stella to pursue better artistic opportunities elsewhere. As they toy with the idea of exploring a power play relationship, they learn about a greater evil that threatens the Azrith and Lysander families. The true enemy twists on its head through whirling rainstorms, driving Stella and Nyte to prove who and what they stand for.
There can be no waltz for three.
Zac has a secret…and he’s worried about what his husband would think.
When you’ve been married for years, you aren’t supposed to pop up with a new and interesting kink. At least, that’s what Zac keeps telling himself. His husband Hunter is sweet, loving, and understanding, but he hadn’t signed up for anything like what Zac wants to explore.
Zac has a secret…but Hunter isn’t worried…just confused.
Zac is a constant source of surprise and humor for Hunter. But he’s been acting even more interesting than usual, and Hunter has a feeling it’s time to see what his sexy husband is up to. When he begins to understand what Zac is holding back, Hunter has a decision to make.
Two loving men. One big question about what really matters when you’re in love.
Story Contains: M/m sexual content, mild BDSM, spankings, and mild age play
**This story started out as a free short but has since been expanded by over 40k words.**
The Cyclones are more than just a team to me—they’re my family. As captain, I give my all to make sure they’re taken care of. Sure, it doesn’t leave a lot of time for me, but I’ve always been able to ignore my own needs. Until Ryker.
I know he’s all talk. But it’s such dirty, distracting talk that it costs me and my team qualifying points. I shouldn’t let him get to me, but I want him in the worst way, and a hookup at a gaming convention seems as good a place as any to get over him.
But when he earns a spot with the Cyclones, all my hangups over this guy are brought to the forefront, 24/7. I expected to give in to my attraction again, but I never thought he’d become an integral part of my team… and my life.
Beating the Cyclones isn’t just about bragging rights for me. It’s about proving to my dad—and myself—that I’m worth more than the internship he’s oh-so-generously offered me.
There’s only one problem: I’ve been low-key obsessed with their captain, Finn, for the better part of a year. He’s everything I want, and everything I want to be—driven, talented, passionate. He also hates my guts, which honestly only makes me want him more.
But it only takes one insanely hot encounter to tell me I won’t be getting him out of my system anytime soon. And when I finally have the opportunity to join the Cyclones and pursue my dream, the one thing I want most of all is him.
Rivals is the first book in a brand new series! While all these books feature gaming and geekery, you don’t have to be a self-professed gamer to enjoy them. If you like the idea of hot, adorkable nerds falling in love, you’re in the right place
“No offense, but you haven’t ever written an essay in your life, have you.”
“Some days it feels like I’m just treading water, waiting to drown.”
Reserved, cautious Kieran Lightfoot tries so hard not to make a scene. Constantly dodging the persistent advances of his aggressive ex-boyfriend, he just wants to keep his head down and get out of the funk he’s in, both emotional and financial. A big tutoring job from someone who can actually afford it is just what he needs, but little does he know this client will throw his life into a tailspin.
“I try to make the best of it, but everything familiar about my life is gone now.”
An injury cut David Beauchemin’s pro hockey career short. Freshly “retired” from the NHL, what the hell is he going to do now? He’s had his life planned out since he was a ten-year-old gunning for the pros and now the plan doesn’t apply. Newly arrived in San Diego and clueless about what to make of himself, he decides the best course of action is to go back to school. And the first step toward that is passing the SAT exam.
“Is it normal to feel this protective over someone you just met?”
Kieran is left reeling when someone ransacks his house. He’s rattled and on edge, and to his immense surprise, it’s David who steps up and offers him a place to stay. Which means he has to do the right thing–the professional thing–and put a lid on the feelings David evokes in him. Feelings of safety and security. It’s so inappropriate to fall for a client. And David’s a classical jock. There’s no way he’s into men… right? There’s just no way. Kieran’s never that lucky. But the longer he and David spend together, the more Kieran starts to wonder if maybe finding love is more than a matter of luck.
New Days Dawning is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhangers.
Money talks, but a daddy is forever.
Matthew McKinnon worked his entire life to keep his head out of the water. But after years of struggling with men, he feels like giving up on love. The city is especially lonely in October, and his entire family seems to have everything going for them.
In the city of shadows and secrets, New York, Matthew meets his stranger, a billionaire businessman. The man offers him the deal of a lifetime. The cost is his surrender to his filthy commands. The reward? A blank check. Matthew sees it as a possible change in the tone of his life, but he can’t look past the man’s rich charisma and persuasive touch.
Hunter Underwood is an alpha without consequence. With his empire secure, a life of conquest no longer satisfies his needs. He is sure of one thing—Matthew is valuable, and he wants to buy his precious time.
Hunter is ready to double down on his business plans, but when he sees Matthew pause underneath the bright LED lights of Times Square, he realizes he’s looking at the man of his dreams.
Matthew falls into a world of pleasure and trouble as an unexpected pregnancy twists into a strong and complicated bond. A life, a real future—all of these things are in the cards if Matthew gives himself to Hunter. But there’s a catch.
The game of love always comes with a price, but the temptation to lose oneself in another’s heart is almost uncontrollable. Faced with a choice over his family, will Matthew back out of the deal before Hunter takes it too far?
Daddy’s Home is a 45,000 word omegaverse mpreg romance that promises steam and a wild proposal. This novel contains leather action, a cute omega with a heart of gold, and a deep bond that cannot be broken. A happy ending is always guaranteed.
From Book 1: Confidence is a fragile thing, even for immortals… Confidence
After dying at the hands of Ryland Durand, Eli Peckard is thrust into a different universe, one that is familiar to his home of New Orleans, but scary all the same. Battered and bruised from his rough travels, he is accosted, and then rescued by Anasa, an official in The Realm.
Zylen has lived his days in Nouvelle Terre as a Keeper for new fledglings. Being the child of a fallen and a vamp, Zylen still beholds emotions of remorse and empathy for the mentally fragile soul, Eli Peckard, and those feelings transform into something more.
Eli’s insecurities and Zylen’s anxieties over crossing the line of teacher and apprentice might be an obstacle in their budding union. More importantly, Zylen’s instruction for Eli must include lessons that teach the newest souled demon how to survive the final challenge while fighting his own lusty emotions.
WARNING: Potential triggers. Mentions of child abuse and rape. Graphic violence
Tristan Todorov, formerly one of the best scholars at the legendary and sinister Scholomance school of magic, was cast out and now travels alone through Eastern Europe offering discreet services as an unlicensed magician. In a luxurious hotel in Prague where he’s been invited to investigate a suspicious series of suicides, he’s about to meet someone who will make him remember the darkest secret of his past.
Will a night of lust soothe Tristan—or will it stir up something evil and dangerous, something he’s tried so desperately to forget?
Two Doms falling for each other. What could possibly go wrong?
Wesley has everything under control. He works as a Dom at the Dungeon, the only BDSM establishment in town, and though he’s single, his life is satisfying just as it is.
Then Connor, a fellow Dominant and future colleague, comes along and Wesley begins to question himself and his choices. Is he really a Top? And how can he continue working at the Dungeon as a Dominant when he wants nothing more than submit to Connor?
The only family Dax claims are his small circle of friends and Deacon. He and Deacon share everything. Or they used to, because nowadays Dax has to make the first move if he wants any kind of face time. Deacon might think running and hiding will change the way they feel, but Dax could have told him… There’s no escape.
For Deacon, Dax is an addiction he can’t shake. Leaving town didn’t work. Random hook ups with strangers didn’t work either. He’s back, but still unable to ask for what he wants. It’s wrong. So wrong. But nothing ever feels as right as Dax on him, or he on Dax. One look, one touch, and they’re lost. Once again succumbing to every dirty desire. But Dax is getting tired of the chase, so Deacon has to decide one last time what wins: his fear and shame, or their love.
Warning: This is an Avril Ashton creation. And taboo as hell. Expect filth. Fisting. Multiple partners. A lil angst. If any of these offends you, please don’t read.