I feel him.
Before I even lay eyes on him, I sense him.
The air in the room seems charged, my awareness of him heightened, but he is a stranger to me.
Unfamiliar, yet familiar.
Unknown, yet known.
And something inside me says, “Hello, I’ve been waiting for you.”
I see him.
I’ve seen him a hundred times before and I know this will not be the last, but each time I do, I feel it.
That invisible tether.
I remember everything.
I remember him.
His eyes lock with mine and then move away too quickly.
I am nothing more than a stranger, another face in the crowd.
While he is my favourite hello, and my hardest goodbye.
In AD 107, after a grueling campaign against Rome’s fierce enemy, the kingdom of Dacia, Gaius Fabius returns home in triumph. With the bloody battles over, the commander of the Lucky Fourth Legion now craves life’s simple pleasures: leisurely soaks in fragrant baths, over-flowing cups of wine, and a long holiday at his seaside villa to savor his pleasure slaves. On a whim, he purchases a spirited young Dacian captive and unwittingly sparks a fresh outbreak of the Dacian war; an intimate struggle between two sworn enemies with love and honor at stake.
Allerix survived the wars against Rome, but now he is a sex slave rather than a victor. Worse, the handsome general who led the destruction of his people now commands his body. When escape appears impossible, Alle struggles to find a way to preserve his dignity and exact vengeance upon the hated Romans. Revenge will be his, that is, if he doesn’t lose his heart to his lusty Roman master.
When Lucifer’s Emblem—his one defense against the Archangels who banished him from Heaven—is stolen, his daughter, Zuri tracks the thief to Celestial Academy. As the child of a Fallen, she’d never be allowed entry to the school for the descendants of angels and saints. Instead, she dons a fake identity, leading her right into the path of Miryam bat-Michael.
A tentative alliance blooms as the girls uncover the thief’s true motives: Lucifer’s emblem can unleash Armageddon and Zuri’s blood breaks the seal. Zuri’s only hope of averting the apocalypse and escaping death is to trust Miryam. But is their growing bond strong enough to overcome eons of bad blood between Fallen and Archangels?
A Best Friends-To-Lovers Contemporary Romance from debut author Lillie Jayne.
Theo and Finn have always been best friends, but they both have a secret. They are in love with each other, but cannot confess for fear of severing their close bond, as well as the fear of Theo’s homophobic father finding out. Theo is set to inherit his family’s estate, where there is no place for a gay son.
Finn is also on the verge of making it big in the music industry, and Theo will move heaven and earth to ensure nothing will get in the way of him fulfilling his dreams, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness for the man he loves.
Until one night of recklessness jeopardises everything.
*Warning: Contains non-detailed sexual assault and homophobic language.
Lord Tristram Radcliffe has a secret—he is the only dragon at the king’s court in Llangard. If it were to get out, he’d be banished, but the kingdom of men is the only one he’s ever known, and his heart lives in the stone halls of those who’d count him an enemy.
When the old king dies, two visitors from the north throw Tristram into the middle of the ancient conflict between dragons and men. They put him on a collision course with the king’s shadow, Bet Kyston, a dangerous assassin who may want him dead or may want more of Tristram that he’d ever thought to give.
With the eyes of dragons upon him and a threat from the north creeping toward the home he loves, Tristram must weigh his allegiances before his dual legacies tear him apart.
Widowed Before Forty
Lawyer Caleb “West” Weston loses the man he loves, Carter, to cancer. When Carter dies, not only is West left hurting, but so is Carter’s younger brother, eighteen-year-old Shane.
The Lost Boy
After Carter dies, Shane feels like he has no one to love him, until one tearful moment between Shane and West turns into something passionate. Consumed by guilt, both men become more isolated than before.
Second Chance at Love, First Chance to Be Himself
West has never fully embraced the darkest parts of his sexuality, but he knows one thing for certain—he wants Shane as his. Even if being with his dead lover’s younger brother is wrong, fighting his attraction to Shane is hurting them both. He decides to step up and become the daddy he has always wanted to be, one who helps guide his boy back into the land of the living.
With college on the horizon, can best friends find the freedom to love one another no matter how much history is between them?
Trevor and Gabe never knew life without the other. As only children, they grew up as close as brothers, but their love grew to something more. Something they couldn’t talk about because their parents wouldn’t understand.
Gabe is gay and unapologetic about his sexuality. He refuses to live his life in the shadows, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t harboring secrets.
Trevor is his parents’ miracle child and he doesn’t want to hurt them. Coming out, admitting he’s in love with Gabe, could ruin everything.
Heading off to college was supposed to finally free them to be together, but nothing is as easy as it seems. Can they find a way to navigate this new world, living and loving openly?
Is Quoitrel really supposed to arrest the most entrancing omega he’s ever met? As sheriff, he’s responsible for upholding pack laws, which definitely prohibit prostitution. Desirable as this Eastern Pack immigrant might be, Quoitrel can’t allow him to open a bordello. But if Daisy needs care, protection—or sex—Quoitrel would be honored to provide him with it.
Daisy came to Northern Pack territory to escape exactly this kind of law enforcement. If omegas have autonomy over their own bodies, doesn’t that include the right to sell them? Daisy thinks so, but how to convince the sexy sheriff?
Quoitrel wants to claim Daisy for his own. But the more he learns about Daisy’s profession, the more he realizes this is what Daisy was meant to do. And the more he wants to watch him do it.
Mind if we slither into your kindle?
Thirteen authors, Thirteen stories, an unknown number of tentacles.
This is the giveaway you wanted but were too embarrassed to ask for. 🐙
A standalone novel in the Murmur, Inc. universe
Pete Griflow is the last person anyone would suspect of being a porn star. He’s quiet, gawky, and can’t even talk to guys without turning red. But on camera, he’s a different person. In the porn world, he’s Jaden Prime, a coquettish power bottom who’s been tantalizing fans for over a year now.
Pete is in a rut, though, and he knows it. And what’s worse, his boss knows it. If he can’t reignite his passion for the biz, he’s going to have trouble paying his none-too-cheap college tuition.
When Pete is given the opportunity to star in a huge summer production, sparks fly between him and his costar, Kyle Darko. Kyle is Pete’s opposite: he’s daring, achingly sexy, and in love with the sex industry. Their chemistry is palpable on and off screen, but dating on a porn set is tricky. Even pros struggle to separate fantasy from reality, especially with a script dictating their seduction. But what’s building between them can’t be ignored, and it’s so much more than getting some “action.”
“Taking a fake boyfriend to my class reunion? How many ways can this go wrong?”
Trevor Turner has a problem. Newly single and with a class reunion just a couple of weeks away, all of his old high school friends are about to find out that his picture perfect life is actually falling apart. Except maybe nobody has to know. Maybe Trevor can still have his cake and eat it, too.
“Pretending to be gay to score a free trip home? Nothing to worry about, right?”
Wyatt Hayes never expected that his life would be this hard. The modeling contract he’d scored was supposed to have been his ticket to the good life. Waiting tables and sharing a walk-up studio the size of a shoe box was never supposed to be part of the deal, but even those things are easier to stomach than constantly having to make excuses to his family to hide the fact that he’s too broke to visit.
“One weekend, no strings attached.”
But sometimes even the best laid plans can get a little tangled when faking it starts to feel a little too real…