EBOOK SPOTLIGHT: Aqua Follies by Liv Rancourt
The 1950s. Postwar exuberance. Conformity. Rock and roll.
Russell tells himself he’ll marry Susie because it’s the right thing to do. His summer job coaching her water ballet team will give him plenty of opportunity to give her a ring. But on the team’s trip to the annual Aqua Follies, the joyful glide of a trumpet player’s solo hits Russell like a torpedo, blowing apart his carefully constructed plans.
From the orchestra pit, Skip watches Poseidon’s younger brother stalk along the pool deck. It never hurts to smile at a man, because sometimes good things can come of it. Once the last note has been played, Skip gives it a shot.
The tenuous connection forged by a simple smile leads to events that dismantle both their lives. Has the damage been done, or can they pick up the pieces together?
AUDIOBOOK SPOTLIGHT: Faultless (The Motel Brothers: Room for Love Book 3) by Kate Hawthorne. Narrated by Evan Carolina. [7h49m]
**NARRATED BY EVAN CAROLINA**
Charlie has always been the caretaker of his family, filling the roles of absentee father, loving mother, shoulder to cry on, tolerant husband, and whatever anyone else asked of him. He’s tired, he’s alone, and then his youngest brother’s best friend shows up in need of help with an offer Charlie never saw coming.
Charlie’s answer is yes.
Eddie takes control and, for the first time in years, Charlie feels like he can breathe. He’s free of other people’s problems, he’s living his own life, and under Eddie’s thoughtful guidance, he can truly be faultless.
Psync (Enchanted University Book 1) by Zile Elliven
Touch-averse Eli is barely holding it together on his first day of college until he hears a voice in his head – and it’s complaining about wet feet? And who is the hot jerk who keeps trying to boss him around?
Resurrection: Gay Urban Fantasy Romantic Mystery (Pillars of Magic: Dark Awakening Book 1) by Lissa Kasey
When an army of the dead awakens, Seiran and Gabe are the only thing standing in the way of a shift in global power.
Delivering Desire (The Four Corners Series Book 3) by JS Grey
Being the token gay kid in the school was never gonna be an easy ride, I mistakenly thought my best friend Jared would be there for me through thick and thin. I never expected him to become the high school bully that made me hate who I am.
Lake Steamy by R Cayden
I absolutely cannot, under any circumstances, fall in love with a hunky, straight lumberjack.
Chase is my total opposite, and a bad idea too.
A rugged, sexy, bad idea with a surprisingly gentle smile.
A bad idea with the light of the campfire flickering across his beard and a look in his brown eyes like he’s about to kiss me…
Lake Steamy is a small-town M/M romance with a flirty city boy and an earnest mountain man who finds his world turned upside down. It features a pink paddleboat, s’more-play, and lots of steamy discovery on the way to a guaranteed HEA.
Suddenly Beck: (A Hot & Sweet MM Romance Series) (Belong to Me Book 1) by Vawn Cassidy
Nathan Elliott has left behind a world of wealth and privilege, and a family that would never except a gay son, he’s ready to embrace life, but nothing’s ever that simple. Suddenly Nat finds himself in a small bay in Cornwall being hauled out of the ocean by a gorgeous stranger and wondering how the hell his life got so off track.
Beck Ainsley lives life by a simple ethos, don’t get attached and don’t fall in love. He’s not looking for love or commitment, but when he ends up plucking a posh boy from London from the ocean, Cupid doesn’t just shoot him with an arrow, he clubs him senseless with the bow too.
One simple agreement. A summer fling with no strings attached, and at the end of the summer they walk away.
There’s just one problem. They’re about to discover that sometimes the heart wants, what the heart wants…
All Tied Up (Destination Daddies) by Reese Morrison
Neil knows he’s not the kind of boy that Daddies want. He’s too old and too… boring. So when he signs up for a kinky weekend in the Oregon mountains, the last thing he’s expecting is the flirty, genderflexible boy Jamie and his Daddy, Sebastian, to invite him to be their boy for the weekend. And when it seems that he can help them too… dare he dream of anything more?
All Tied Up has adorable nicknames, exhibitionism, impact play, and an HEA.
This book is part of the Destination Daddies multi-author series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but there are so many destinations and Daddies to discover, why not grab them all?
Coming Home Alone (Solar Flash Book 3) by Frances Regan
Ex-Staff Sargent, Pedro Escqualve, is next on Capt. Richardson’s list to be brought home. One meeting with Pedro is all it takes for Hunter to fall hard.
Hunter feels like he knows Pedro. He really knows that, as an ex-US Marine who was the first responder on the ground after the Bagram mission, how much the teams suffered.
It was Hunter’s job to bring home their men. Now suffering from PTSD, Hunter makes it his mission to join Encrypted to find all of these men and bring them home.
A photograph is all Hunter has to find Pedro. Their first meeting results in him running. Pedro’s head wars with his feelings and he takes off to be where he met his fiancé at the old SAS training grounds.
Hunter struggles with loving Pedro. Can Hunter help his man heal and accept all of life now offered to him?
Against the Grain: A Human’s Guide to Wooing an Asexual Incubi (An Urban Fantasy MM Romance) by Nikole Knight
The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.
Ellian has a problem, and his name is Felix Masters. When Ellie, a high society male succubus, joins Against the Grain, he has a foolproof plan: attend the support group for supernatural misfits, figure out how to correct his… abnormality, and then return to the Incubi compound to join his betrothed. For once, Ellie will bring honor to his family name, regardless of the personal cost.
Felix Masters has a problem, and his name is Ellian. Felix never meant to crash into a therapy group for magical oddballs, but glamour and succubus tails are only the beginning to this misadventure. When faced with a skittish Incubi headed toward self-destruction, Felix is determined to change Ellie’s mind and, with some luck, capture his heart.
An asexual succubus trapped by fate and expectation. An insecure human desperate to set him free.
Bite Me (Kitchen Gods Book 1) by Beth Bolden
It’s not a meet cute . . . it’s a collision.
Pastry chef Miles Costa is bored. Working at the celebrated Napa Valley restaurant Terroir is supposed to be the cherry on top to a promising career, but instead it’s a creative desert. So when he gets an offer to turn his online video series into a career, he swaps Terroir for Los Angeles.
With the resources now at his fingertips, turning his baking series into a hit should be easy. Then Miles meets his producer, Evan Patterson, and realizes he’s screwed. And not even in the fun way.
Evan lives to work and loves every detail Miles loathes. Evan doesn’t even like sweets—until Miles seduces him with a rainbow of delectable confections he can’t resist.
With every confrontation, the intensity between them flares even hotter until they’re not sure if it’s hatred they feel . . .or something else.
Catch Me (Kitchen Gods Book 2) by Beth Bolden
Chef Wyatt Blake is finally ready to move on from his thankless job. He gets zero praise, and plenty of abuse. A friend of his offers a private chef position, and Wyatt jumps at the chance.
Imagine his shock when the family isn’t a Kardashian clone, but Ryan Flores, the only “out” professional baseball player.
Ryan is also at a career crossroads. His team’s management wants to see his more responsible side, which means no more late night hookups and no more adrenaline-charged stunts. When his agent suggests he find a fake boyfriend to give him an air of domesticity, he’s only reluctantly interested.
Until Ryan goes to a local bar and spies the cute private chef he’s supposed to be interviewing the next day. Maybe a quieter life wouldn’t be so bad, as long as Wyatt is part of it?
Savor Me (Kitchen Gods Book 3) by Beth Bolden
Chef Xander Bridges has been stuck in a long, painful rut. But when he leaves the warmth and safety of his car on a cold, stormy night and approaches a stranger viciously tearing up his own vineyard, the last thing he expects to find is a future. Maybe he’s not the bitter, sarcastic man that everyone, including himself, has endured for years.
Maybe, with someone like Damon in his life, he could be something more. Something better.
Damon Hess doesn’t just want more, he demands it. With his alcoholic past, there are no gray areas for him. Only black and white. In love or not. Sober or drunk. But the chance meeting with Xander opens Damon’s eyes, and gives him a vision full of something he hasn’t experienced in years: hope.
Indulge Me (Kitchen Gods Book 4) by Beth Bolden
Chef Bastian Aquino is a notorious control freak. For two very long years, Kian Reynolds has worked for Bastian as his assistant, doing anything and everything. The toughest part isn’t even all the impossible tasks he expects Kian to complete—it’s the hopeless love he feels for Bastian.
Falling for his boss might be a terrible idea, but at least his feelings aren’t unrequited. Bastian fell in love right alongside him, but at the beginning, they made the choice to abstain for logical, smart, professional reasons.
But love isn’t logical, it isn’t smart, and it definitely isn’t professional. It defies containment, even by Bastian. While he watches Bastian struggle with their attraction, Kian finally comes to the conclusion that he’s done.
He’s done standing off to the side, done not getting any of the credit, done letting Bastian define the boundaries of their relationship. Even more, he’s done waiting for love.
Kissed by a Killer: Morelli Family (M/M Mafia Romantic Suspense Book 5) by Leighton Greene
It’s my job to protect the Morelli men when the law is after them.
But now their most dangerous Capo has killed to protect me.
My law firm has two unbreakable rules.
1. Never get personally involved with a client.
Nick Fontana was only ever supposed to be a booty call, but he’s had me cross-examining my heart since we started hooking up.
2. Never let the Morellis do you a favor.
I can’t stop thinking about his talented hands on my body…but those hands just took the wrong life to save mine.
I helped Nick cover up what he did, because if anyone finds out, it would start a Mob War that could destroy us all.
But someone knows our deadly secret.
I’ve kept my mouth shut. So can I really trust the killer I’ve been kissing?
Chance: Captive Alphas by Wendy Rathbone
In Chance’s world, betas strictly control the breeding of alphas and omegas. Alphas are considered aggressive and kept locked away. Omegas are broodmares impregnated in sterile labs.
But when Chance is in a car accident that leaves him injured and lost in the wilderness, it’s a free alpha who finds him. Will this alpha share secrets of the world Chance has never known? Is Chance even safe with him?
Rescue, forced proximity, hurt/comfort, first time, virgin, billionaire, fated mates, omega heat and alpha knotting, high steam, mpreg, HEA.
Morally Ambiguous: Confessions of the Son  by Odessa Hywell
Atwood struggled and sacrificed but finally has everything he could ever want or need. Except for the one thing he can’t have—his son who he gave up for adoption. Then, Eren, seventeen years his junior, homeless and in desperate need of a safe place to stay arrives on his doorstep with a secret that could destroy the tentative relationship they are building.
No one is guaranteed a happily ever after. Sometimes, the things you desire can destroy you. Is the risk worth the reward? Or does a stray strand of DNA spell doom for Atwood and Eren?
Morally Ambiguous is a duet featuring a loving father, his needy son with a praise kink, explosive secrets, hurt / comfort, an all male, clothes optional resort and graphic depictions of public sex. Part 2, Transgressions of the Father, will be available August 16, 2021.
Omega In The House!: An M/M MPREG Romance (Omega Mansion Book 0) by Ava Beringer
What happens when a broken-hearted omega falls for an alpha who’s strictly off-limits?
Parker Midland needs a place to live. He’s fresh off a disastrous breakup that devastated him. When he moves into Heartstone Mansion he finds meaning in his zany roommates, chasing his dreams, and the mansion’s powerful, handsome alpha owner. Scott’s caring, attentiveness, and chronic lack of a shirt ignites him like never before.
Scott Lake isn’t looking for love. He just wants to restore his family heirloom and fill it with tenants. He has a hard and fast rule; no one dates each other at Heartstone Mansion. The problem is, Parker is so captivating he makes Scott fall through his own roof.
How will Scott and Parker resist when they’re drawn to each other like magnets? How will they handle the attraction building between them? What happens when Scott breaks his own cardinal rule?
AUDIOBOOK: Witch Under Wraps (Mythmatched) by EJ Russell. Narrated by Greg Boudreaux. [8h28m]
When a commitment-averse witch paramedic meets a barista with a supernatural secret, coffee’s not the only thing that’s sweet and hot.
Battle for the Top: An MM Rivals to Lovers Sports Romance by Ariella Zoelle
I’ll do anything to win Knightley’s heart. That includes becoming the best tennis player in the entire world and defeating him every time we meet. Next, I’ll issue a challenge I know he’ll never be able to resist, even though he’s straight: take his passionate rage out on me in the hottest way possible. That’s how I discover he kisses to win. And I’m not about to let him stop there.
Can I help him see past our rivalry to understand that we’re perfect for each other in every way? Tennis starts with “Love-all,” so let the game begin.
Battle for the Top is a standalone novella featuring a rivals to lovers, bisexual awakening, sports romance. Full of hot banter and sexy fun, this book ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers.
Top Fan: Straight to Gay College MM First Time by Sofie Quinn
Straight to gay. On live cam. An entire load of firsts about to be broken.
Viewing a live gay cam show was supposed to be something casual.
A way for Tyler to explore the idea he may not be as straight as he thought.
It shouldn’t have led to a daily obsession… but it has.
Sexy Sebastian knows exactly how to get Tyler all worked up.
Not to mention what he’s packing downstairs.
Tyler’s become Sebastian’s biggest fan.
He’s never been with a guy before.
But he can’t get Sebastian out of his head.
Then the impossible happens and Sebastian invites him to perform a scene together live, in front of all his fans.
Tyler can only say yes to finding out if sex with Sebastian is as hot as he’s been dreaming.
But what will go down when Sebastian finds out it’s Tyler’s very first time? With anyone…
Only You (Second Chance Omegas 1) by Willa Okati
Once upon a time, Alex fell in love with a pretty Omega from the wrong side of the tracks. He’d have married that boy and raised baby after baby with him — if Zachary hadn’t run away.
It killed Zachary to let Alex go. He loved that man as much as that man loved him, but he left to give Alex his best chance at his best life. He won’t be sorry for that, no matter what it cost him. Only now, with nowhere else to turn, he has no choice but to accept the help Alex offers.
The chemistry’s still there. The desire. The connection. The yearning.
When the secrets they’ve both been keeping come to light, will it shatter their bond? Or will coming together in Second Chance, where anything can happen, bring them back together for good?
Reel Love (Destination Daddies) by Kate Hawthorne
A young brat and his buttoned-up best friend together for an unexpected and romantic weekend in Los Angeles. Is it a recipe for disaster or a chance at real love?
Archer has been in love with his best friend for years, but he’d never admit it out loud. Comparing every man he meets to the only man he wants, everyone falls short of the high ideal of Clint Taylor. On the heels of a date gone wrong, Clint ends up the last place either of them expect…Archer’s bed. There’s a kiss and another, and then everything changes.
The Face Of It: A lesbian romance with an autistic twist (A Patchwork of Rivers Book 1) by Rosie Williams
Paige Spencer is happy with her life. A university lecturer planning her first novel, Paige loves her hobbies and time with her best friend Maya.
Until her structured world is turned upside down.
Maya is sent to a faraway country for work. Then a colleague’s throwaway comment leaves Paige questioning her identity. Suddenly her every action feels like it’s under a microscope.
Taylor Watkins is an overworked academic studying for her PhD. Burnt by love, she is focused on her work – until her twin brother Dylan arrives in a whirlwind of chaos. Both siblings can’t shake off the demons from their past.
Although the women seem to be a perfect fit, can they get past their personal struggles – or is their blossoming relationship doomed to failure?
For fans of The Rosie Project, The Face of It is a heartfelt, funny, and life-affirming novel by debut author Rosie Williams.