SPOTLIGHT!! Love over Gold by Talaith Gladvert
Love and Ambition.
The Drive to succeed, to be the best you can.
Every Olympian needs such a drive, needs to be obsessed with winning in order to have a chance of doing so. In many ways, it’s like Love: It dominates your life, your feelings, your perception of the world. It’s impossible to win Gold without it.
But what if Love and Ambition clash? What if the person you loved was also your opponent? What if your euphoria could only come at the cost of your beloved’s angst? Or vice versa?
Would you choose Love over Gold? Should you? Could you achieve the highest pinnacle of your career, the moment you’ve always dreamed of – if the cost was to crush your lover’s dreams? And, if you did, could your love survive?
Diane is a hockey player with a secret – she’s autistic. Travelling to the Netherlands to hone her hockey skills, she meets Katrien, a Dutch hockey player with secrets of her own. Seemingly unalike, the quiet, introverted, autistic English goalkeeper and the extroverted Dutch forward strike up a friendship which, after their first victory, becomes something more than friendship.
As their careers progress, they get closer and closer, their relationship deepening and blossoming. The difficulties of a NT-autistic relationship become obvious, especially when secrets from Katrien’s past are revealed. And then, when they are selected for their national teams, they’re both set on a collision course, which climaxes when the Tokyo Olympics rolls around, in 2020. Will Love win out over Gold?
Warning: Contains excerpts from Existentialist Philosophy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Only read using your authentic self.
Mad About the Boy by Beth Laycock
Something’s waiting for Eli. Somebody’s watching his every move…
Eli is used to looking after himself. Single for longer than he’d care to admit, he doesn’t need a man for more than a hookup, not when he’s got his loyal dog, Zeus, by his side.
But one night changes the course of his life. He meets Dominic, an actual copper and not the stripper he thought his best friend had hired for his birthday. Unfortunately for Eli, after his night out celebrating, a gift awaits him at home—but not a pleasant one.
His birthday may be over, but the threats keep coming. Keep escalating. Keep hurting those close to him. Just how far will the monster behind them go? And how much will Eli lose before he can stop them?
Story Contains M/M sexual content and is intended for a mature audience. Please check the trigger warning in the front matter.
Banned from Amazon.
“All I want is a puppy for my baby boy. That’s all. Just a good puppy for my boy. The better you behave, the happier you’ll be.”
When Cammy’s Daddy asked him if he wanted a puppy, he expected the fluffy, four-legged kind. Instead, he finds that his Daddy meant something else entirely… and he isn’t sure what to think of the new addition to the household.
Zay’s life might not have been perfect, but it was still better than being kidnapped and sold into slavery. When his new Master tells him he’s going to be Cammy’s puppy, he has to decide just what he’s going to do…
Contains age play, ABDL, Daddy kink, puppy play, Stockholm Syndrome, kidnapping, dubious consent, non-consensual scenes, human trafficking, and more.
A barbarian and a scientist are destined to be together… if they can build a bridge between their vastly different cultures…
After Cillian’s ship crash lands in unfamiliar territory, he’s eager to continue his mission to explore space and discover new alien species. Okay, maybe he is a little scared meeting his first alien group, but who wouldn’t be wary of all that muscle and warrior’s determination? Not to mention the amount of bare skin… Still, he’s lived a sheltered life until now and has dreamed of making first contact with an unknown race. This is his chance.
Jagher’s not sure what to make of the bumbling science crew when they nearly take his head off, falling from the sky. They are aliens, that much he is sure, but they don’t seem to pose a safety risk. Especially Cillian, he’s too soft and sweet, and makes Jagher extremely protective and possessive whenever he is around. But thanks to Jagher’s status as a playboy, his warrior brothers don’t believe the strength of his affection until Jagher and Cillian touch for the first time and Jagher discovers they are mates. Now that he has Cillian, he has no desire to look at another again.
Cillian was only ever meant to spend a short time exploring space, and back home, his father has a life planned for him that will take Cillian out of Jagher’s arms. They set off through space together on a mission that will not only prove the depths of their affection, but introduce something new, and adorable, into their world.
Jagher is the second book in The Kif Warriors, an alien mpreg series. This series is the first co-write between Crista and Kiki. They’ve joined forces to bring you all the humor, magic, steam and action that you enjoy!
We’ve all seen strippers up on stage. Did you ever wonder how they got there? The answer might surprise you.
Michael is a scrawny kid from Ohio who moves to San Francisco with his boyfriend Kenny. He loves everything about the city, except the guy he’s with. When things turn ugly, how will he escape and how will he survive on his own, completely alone in the big city?
Along the way, he meets an eccentric cast of characters in his own personal Oz. An unlikely and not so yellow brick road with unexpected twists and turns lead him to the stage, but what will he find when he gets there? Will he have what it takes to make it as a stripper? Sometimes, you only get one shot.
Sequel to This is Not a Love Story
This is Crash’s Story.
At fifteen, Christopher falls in love with a boy whose life he saves. But things go wrong and four years later, he wishes he’d acted differently. His conscience begins to haunt him and he knows he must find Summer again.
At seventeen, Summer pushes away the boy who saved him. Four years later, he is stuck in an abusive, damaging relationship. When he sees Christopher again, it’s a sign he can’t go on living like he is, but he can’t begin to see a way out.
For either boy to stand a chance at happiness, they must find each other and obliterate the wrongs of their shared past.
Ryley Duggan resented his family for forcing him home on his twenty-first birthday to perform another stupid fire ritual, instead of letting him go out and get shit-faced like normal people his age. He’d never believed in the stories his grandmother told him about the reason behind what they were doing. That was, until he walked outside to the bonfire to see bloodcurdling creatures that no Hollywood studio had ever come close to replicating, killing his family.
Since an early age, Eirik had one job, to protect the descendants of the one who’d cursed him and his friends. It hadn’t been what he’d ever imagined for his life, but after nearly a millennia Eirik had learned one thing, life never went as planned. Never had that been truer than when he’d rescued Ryley from certain death.
Now the two must learn to work together to save humanity. Will all be lost? Or will they discover a way to heal their hearts by opening themselves up to love?
WARNING: Unseelie monsters run amok in this story!
Teasing was all it was ever supposed to be…
On summer break from his graduate studies at the university, Kirk is surrounded by irresistible and enticing men when he lands some temporary jobs off campus.
But all Kirk can really do is flirt with these guys. They might be quite rowdy, macho, and playful, especially at the neighborhood pub where Kirk works as a bar back during the late night shift. Ultimately, however, they’re not attracted to other men.
Or are they…?
One thing is certain for Kirk. He desperately needs big life changes and a fresh start. Burned out from being overly devoted to his studies, as well as being financially strained and extremely lonely, he feels rock-bottom empty.
Read today to discover whether Kirk, against all odds, finds that one of the men, once considered hopelessly out of reach, might offer him surprising fulfillment.
“Thirst,” the first book in the Unexpected Attraction series, contains passionate and mature romantic themes, and can be read as a stand alone story.