For Raphe Lombardi, life hasn’t been easy. Permanently disfigured by a car crash at the age of nine that claimed the lives of his parents, set him on a never ending path of doctors and painful procedures.
“Never judge a book by its cover, Il mio piccolo,” Aunt Sophia would always say, tapping the space above her heart. “Trust what’s inside. Even beauty sometimes has an evil lurking beneath.” Over the years her nickname for me, my little one, was shorted to Mio. Calling me little when I now towered over her five foot frame by more than fourteen inches made it even more adorable to hear her say.
Is it best to see someone for who they truly are, or is it safer to hide in the shadows and avoid risking it all?
Triggers: Verbal abuse/bullying, physical assault, self-loathing, self-harm, thoughts of suicide, dealing with death of loved ones.
Rod Beton and Travis Walker have known each other almost all their lives; since the third grade when Rod was the new kid in town and Travis befriended him with Pokémon trading cards and a fruit snack. Apparently Rod’s easy. Since that day they’ve had each other’s back’s, bread and butter, biscuit and gravy…and so on.
His Best Man is a standalone in the Accidental Roots series, a friends to lovers mm romance with an HEA. Bisexual/gay.
Testing the Waters (Shelby Beach Book 2) by Skylar M. Cates
What if the right person could change everything?
Random hookups, saying “yes” to whatever, Zane thinks adulting should be easy. His childhood was a hard enough mess. After a health scare, however, Zane reevaluates his life and starts anew. When Zane meets Jordan, everything he secretly desires is finally in front of him. But Jordan Shelby’s family practically owns the town of Shelby Beach. Why would Jordan take a guy like Zane seriously?
Jordan only wants swimming lessons, so hiring Zane might have been a huge mistake. Even if Jordan resists Zane for now, the mere sight of the beautiful trainer fills him with yearning. Swimming isn’t Jordan’s only anxiety. Being nonbinary, Jordan’s dating life—hell, his life in general—isn’t always clear. Can he really trust Zane with his body? His heart?
“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. 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…
Tarnished Cages, the sequel to Gilded Cages, will be out on February 18th and is available for pre-order!
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?
Contains M/M sexual content intended for a mature audience. Please check the trigger warning in the front matter.
I’m a trouble-maker. Everyone at the club knows I don’t kneel on command. So what? I’ve never met a man who’s worthy of my full surrender. But if I don’t play nice, I’m gonna get banned from the scene. And that’s when I meet Seth, the one guy who might have a chance at bringing me to my knees.
A Hollywood producer bets me I can’t tame a notorious trouble-maker by Valentine’s Day. I can’t refuse—not when it comes with the promise of big money when I win. I’ll be able to pay off my family’s debts. Tristan Taylor is an enticing gamble. I’ll make him beg. I’ll make him obey. I’ll make him kneel… But each session with Tristan leaves me wanting something more. Something I wasn’t prepared to gamble on. Taming Tristan was meant to be a bet. I never thought I’d wager my heart.
The Heart of the Beast is a themed giveaway of short stories involving romance galore, Valentine’s Day, and Shifters written by many different MM authors.
Each story either features characters previously written about by the authors in another book or entirely new characters that came into being specifically for this giveaway and is a minimum of 10K words.
The archer’s heart is a hard target to hit. Luckily, the Queen’s Guards are excellent shots!
(Twenty-One Arrow Salute is a new adult fantasy romance in a military setting featuring slow-burn and friends-to-lovers themes.)
Three wishes and two drunken kisses change everything between best friends Seb, Matt, and Connor.
Seb is on the rebound, Matt is straight, and Connor is too scared of his future to date anyone. Can they all face their fears to be with the men they love?
I Wished For You is a friends to lovers romance between three men. There’s explicit language, steamy scenes, a side helping of angst and a happy ever after.
Roman Frost is barely surviving.
Every day of his life since the accident that left him scarred and disfigured has been one disaster after the next. All he wants is to be left alone in his secluded manor home but of course his beloved nephews think differently.
They’re convinced what he needs is a restart and what better time for a new beginning than at the new year?
Ash Beaumont isn’t what Roman expected when his nephews sent him an assistant. He’s young, bold and isn’t intimidated by Roman’s scars or his scowls. He’s a breath of fresh air and the more time Roman spends with him, the more he remembers what it’s like to really live.
Ash brings light into Roman’s dark life. But is Roman brave enough to step from his shadows back into the world or is his relationship with Ash just another disaster waiting to happen?
Protecting his shifter from threats is easy, but can he protect him from his own ambition?
Space Fox is Book One in the multi-author G-Force Federation mpreg, scifi series. Each book in the series can be read in any order. Join the G-Force Federation gargoyle warriors as they embark on their mission to protect and serve the Federation and possibly find their fated mates.
When I leave, I never return the same.
Pretending came far too easily for Sullivan Black. One of the reasons he rejected his privileged family and joined the FBI. But those dangerous assignments take something from him every time, leaving him a mess, unfamiliar even to himself. As he struggles to shed the skin of his latest op, he finds solace in the most random of places.
Bar manager, Carter Renault’s only intention was to escort the lonely stranger out of his place before he locked up. Yet somehow they end up in an alley, Carter’s pants around his ankles. Their encounter is intense. A onetime thing. Except months later Sullivan is sneaking through Carter’s window, appearing and disappearing at random. The blistering-hot sex doesn’t hide the obvious torment Sullivan is going through, but Carter doesn’t want to be caught in the middle.
They might be together, but their trouble’s only just begun.
Wade is content with his new life.Free of Christian’s hold over him and wildly in love, he can finally start over as his own true self. That is until things start exploding around him.
Caleb is scared the past will repeat itself. Being back in a relationship is what he wanted…and what he’s scared of the most. More than the High Council or the Nightcrawlers’ judgement of his chosen partner.
When new witches’ powers awaken across London and supernatural attacks threaten both the human and the witch world, Caleb and Wade are called to action once again.
The extent of their love is put to the test. Who’s hiding behind the attacks? How far will they go to put an end to those terrorizing London? And what exactly is wrong with Wade?
Ty isn’t looking for love, but what if it finds him anyway?
Assisting an attractive man who’s looking for the perfect present for his secret crush helps Ty to overcome his dislike of Valentine’s Day. Which would be great, except now he is falling for Ben.
Can a romantic getaway help Ben come to terms with loss?
To help Ben deal with his grief, Ty brings him on a holiday. But is bringing him back to a place filled with memories of the father he just lost really such a good idea?
Ty O’Malley and Ben Cronin joyfully invite you to help them celebrate their marriage on Valentine’s Day!
It should have been the best day of their lives. Then the party-venue cancels their reservation. Can Ty and Ben’s wedding day be saved from almost certain disaster?
Eric’s the most tempting eligible man I’ve met in ages. The problem? His identical brother has eyes for me too. I never thought a man could hold me down, but with the twins around, I’ve got two who want to do just that.
Any dreams bartender Nick Valentine had for a ‘Happily Ever After’ were shredded long ago, and the last thing Nick and his customers need is a bunch of happy loving couples rubbing hearts and cupids it in their faces one day a year. But the new, presumably straight bouncer thinks he knows Nick’s heart better than that. He’s willing to wager it all that he’ll change Nick’s mind about romance—before the holiday strikes.
Too bad Nick’s not going down without a fight.
Necropolis, a city of mythical creatures, magic, and the occasional miracle, is host to a vicious power struggle between two prominent families.
The only solution is an alliance—an arranged marriage—uniting two men born to hate one another.
Thanos Right, the heir to the Moroii empire, agrees to wed Everett Dawson, the youngest son of the Vârcolac Clan, in place of his sister Sophia. A fragile trust builds between the young couple, but even as they explore their relationship the possibility of treachery is never far away.
In this high stakes game of love and hate, peace and war, loyalty and betrayal, Thanos and Everett will need more than a signed wedding certificate and an amicable introduction if they expect their marriage to end the centuries of bloodshed.
Sacrifices must be made on the altar of peace. The question isn’t when or what—but who?
May the Best Man Win is a steamy and fun, enemies-to-lovers romance between Lincoln and his best friend’s brother, Jasper.
They’re lifelong enemies forced to plan a bachelor weekend in Vegas together. There’s pineapples, ziplines, tit-glitter, and strip clubs gone wrong.
Nothing goes right for these two, and we promise you there’s only one bed.