EBOOK SPOTLIGHT: Not Allowed (Not Ready for Love Book 1) by Kate Hawthorne
Wyatt and Grant are not allowed to want each other.
Wyatt is barely eighteen and Grant is his dad’s best friend. With only two months until his first semester of college takes him across the country, Wyatt has little more on his mind than exploring his newfound interest in men. He has a list of things he wants to experience, but he doesn’t know where to start. At least not until he finds himself alone with the one man he shouldn’t want.
Grant knows better than to get involved with his best friend’s son, but Wyatt knows how to be persuasive and he looks like everything Grant has ever wanted when he’s on his knees. Grant hoped he’d kept his thoughts to himself, but Wyatt approaches him with a list and a proposition he doesn’t want to turn down.
AUDIOBOOK SPOTLIGHT: Sacrifice: Fire & Brimstone Scroll 2—Gay Paranormal Romance by Nikole Knight. Narrated by Kirt Graves. [9h42m]
Human—Angel—Nephilim. How can Riley fit in anywhere when he doesn’t know who or what he is?
With his mysterious heritage shrouded in shadow, Riley Shepard struggles with his identity, his confusing sexuality, and the prohibited—but deepening—feelings for his guardian angels. Questions remain unanswered. His Guardians harbor secrets. And danger lurks just out of sight.
When disaster strikes, Riley must make a choice that will change everything. But will his sacrifice destroy the life he’s built? Will there be anything left when the dust settles?
To him, it makes no difference. Because for them, it is worth the risk.
Sacrifice is the second book in the slow-burn harem/poly romance series, Fire & Brimstone, featuring hurt/comfort, temptingly sexy guardian angels, forbidden love, and an unlikely hero who discovers what it means to be free. Trigger warnings include: situations of homophobia (both external and internal), violence with low-level gore, and off-page sexual assault.
Blood of the Pack: Dark Ink Tattoo Book One by Cassie Alexander
Angela: I know fear well. It’s had me looking over my shoulder since the day I ran from The Pack, Nevada’s most dangerous werewolf motorcycle gang. I’ve had seven years to build a life and my tattoo parlor with the help of my best artist, Jack. But I’m living on borrowed time. My ex-boyfriend may still be in prison, but that won’t stop him from getting what he wants—our son.
Jack: I crave her, but I can never have her. So I wait and watch from the shadows. But when a friend is murdered by the same gang that’s threatening Angela, I vow that they will never touch her. Their blood will be mine first.
Blood of the Pack is like a surface-of-the-sun-spicy Sons of Anarchy—where everyone involved is a werewolf, vampire, and bisexual—set at an all-night tattoo shop in Vegas. Scorchingly hot, shamelessly explicit, relentlessly queer.
Buff & Shine by Morgan Noel & R. Phoenix
Brain surgeons and naked maids don’t go together… Or do they?
Cleaning in the buff is an easy way to double or even triple his housekeeping earnings, but when Milo Ricci runs into trouble with a client, he doesn’t have many options on who to turn to. When one of his clients offers to give him more hours to cook for him, too, he immediately agrees.
Minor problem? Milo doesn’t know how to cook. Another minor — major — problem is that brilliant, neurodivergent Giovanni Duval has no idea what to actually do with a naked maid in his house.
Between Milo’s fruitless attempts at seduction and Giovanni’s asexuality, it seems like a disaster in the making. But maybe a few toys and a cute little bunny tail can turn the tide in Milo’s favor…
Playing for Keeps (Miami Piranhas Book 1) by Beth Bolden
Sebastian Howard is the best damn cornerback in the NFL.
Or at least he was.
Age and injuries have taken a toll, but Sebastian isn’t ready to acknowledge that he’s in the twilight of his career.
He signs with the Miami Piranhas intending to prove everyone wrong.
Only to realize that the head coach’s son, Beau, doesn’t believe he can.
Beau is infuriating but brilliant, and when he offers to help him on the field, Sebastian wants to say yes, but there’s something stopping him: the unexpected, inconvenient, and all-consuming crush he shouldn’t have on Beau.
But Beau isn’t interested in playing it safe, with football or anything else, and soon they’re embroiled in a hot—and secret—affair that would finish Sebastian’s career if Coach Dawson found out.
As Sebastian falls for Beau, he realizes that the worst thing in the world isn’t being benched, but losing the man he loves.
If You Want Me Close by Skye Kilaen
Bi extrovert Simon and his quiet gay best friend Ziah have always supported each other through tough times. Falling in love with your best friend is wonderful… until tragedy means fighting for both the romance and the friendship.
Bedside Manners (Living Situations Book 2) by Ella Fenn
After years spent suffering under the weight of his father’s expectations, Max is celebrating his law degree by bed-hopping around Seattle. Meanwhile, reclusive and bitter Ben is nursing a broken heart. When an injury leaves Ben in need of a full-time caretaker, Max decides he’s the man for the job. Despite a rocky start, Ben is begrudgingly won over by Max’s good humor, and the two form a lasting connection. But emotional wounds leave deep scars, and both Ben and Max are damaged. Can they find a way to heal hurts that go far beyond the physical before it’s too late?
Featuring an age gap, BDSM, and 4-6 terrible puns about woodworking, if you like steamy situations, hurt/comfort, and grumpy mountain men, then you’ll love Ella Fenn’s latest.
Paper Love by Jae
Stationery store employee Anja and her ice queen-ish new boss, Susanne, take an instant dislike to each other.
But thanks to a meddling cat, a stationery road trip, and an armada of origami boats, Susanne discovers how sexy pens, notebooks, and certain stubborn employees can be.
An enemies-to-lovers romance set in the sunniest city in Germany.
Also available in audio. Narrated by Abby Craden. [9h7m]. Audible: Regular: $ 17.49; Members: $ 12.24 or 1 credit; Whispersync: $ 7.49
An Unexpected Kind of Love (When Snow Falls Book 1) by Hayden Snow
Bookstore owner Aubrey Barnes likes his quiet, orderly London life. His shop may be struggling, his only employee’s a menace, and his plumbing’s one creaky pipe away from disaster, but he can handle it. Maybe. He cannot, however, handle the film company that’s thrown his Soho street into chaos. And he definitely can’t handle distractingly hot and charismatic American actor Blake Sinclair.
Unfortunately, Aubrey’s shop is in trouble, and the only way to save it is by leasing it as a set for Blake’s film. Now his shop is saved…and his control is slipping. Because resisting Blake is getting decidedly harder. And all it takes is one sizzling tryst in a trailer to turn London’s heat wave into a breathtaking inferno.
Aubrey is not cut out for the high-profile life of celebrity dating—especially an American actor who’s not even out yet. Good thing their tryst is absolutely not going anywhere.
The Cook: A Friends to Lovers MM Romance by Sasha Avice
Tim had three rules:
Never compromise the quality of the cook.
Never use his own gear.
And never let Jake find out he’s balls deep in love with him.
But you know what they say about rules…
Roped In (Lone Star Series Book 2) by Jodi Payne & BA Tortuga
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but sometimes distance makes people drift apart.
Rope Canutt has announced his retirement from bull riding and is making the most of his final year on the circuit, trying to finish the season on a high note. He has no post-retirement plan though, especially since his family sold their ranch.
Jude Sharpe mostly remember how hot Rope was and how much fun they had hooking up every time their paths crossed. but Jude’s been married and lost his husband in since they’ve seen each other, and is raising a son alone.
When bull riding comes to New York City, Jude takes his son to see the action. Rope is riding and Jude hopes to introduce Silas to a real bull rider. They’ve each lived a whole lifetime apart, so will they be drawn to each other when their paths cross again?
What Remains by Garrett Leigh
He doesn’t know he loves me. I’ll die before I let him forget.
AUDIOBOOK: Stanley’s Christmas Redemption by Gabbi Grey. Narrated by Michael Dean. [9h39m]
What happens when the death of a brother leaves you reeling? And what if that brother entrusted you with his most precious son? Stanley’s in just that predicament, and he needs to find a solution – fast. Oh, and he’s also going to have to team up with a counsellor who doesn’t trust him and doesn’t want him to take guardianship. Can the two men find a solution in time to give the little orphan boy a merry Christmas?
Battle to Surrender (Heroes at Home Book 3) by Willow Dixon
Two years ago, I retired from the army and started my life as a civilian. I have a job I love, friends who are my family, and more secrets than I can count. I might not be a soldier anymore, but I can’t seem to let the past go. It haunts me, and has made it impossible for me to truly be who I am.
Then Shane is hired by my company and we’re teamed up to work on a project. He’s young, handsome, and he has a knack for making me forget who I’m supposed to be. I’ve never let anyone see my true desires, but Shane makes me want to let go and finally let someone in. To let him take care of me the way I’ve always craved.
As much as I want to fight it, I can’t say no when he shows me who’s boss.
We Choose You: An M/M Shifter MPREG Romance (Choice Versus Fate Book 1) by Katy Manz
James and Aidan didn’t need fate. They had each other.
Alpha James and Beta Aiden love each other and don’t care what fate has to say about that. Mating doesn’t need to be based on pheromones and scents. And kids? There were many ways to build a family.
When fate comes knocking years later, James does what any wolf in his situation would—he runs away. He has a mate he loves more than anything, and they’re just about to get everything they want: a family. He can’t risk losing everything because Fate decided to be a butt.
Omega Riley scented his fated mate once months earlier, and the wolf ran away. He is coming to terms with his singledom. Everything is going as well as it can, that is, until his fated mate’s children walk into his classroom.
AUDIOBOOK: Blink: Treasure Trail – Book 2, MM Supernatural Suspense by Morgan Brice. Narrated by John Solo. [6h21m]
Blink is a suspenseful MM paranormal romance mystery-adventure filled with second chance love, hurt/comfort, true soulmates, awesome food trucks, dangerous secrets, restless ghosts, psychic visions, powerful witches, angry mobsters, and a very haunted theater.
Broken Man: Small Town Romance (McCullough Mountain Book 5) by Lydia Michaels
An eye-opening exploration of small town life and adversity through an LGBT lens. Bestselling author, Lydia Michaels, delivers a masterpiece of emotion in an unforgettable male-male romance that all readers will love.
Daddy’s Little Cowboy (Rocking Horse Ranch 1) by Amarra Skye
If only I could find a Daddy who wants me just the way I am…
When Landon moved from the city and bought a rural ranch, he never imagined it would be the key to finding love. All he wanted was a place where kinksters could vacation without judgment from the outside world. What he got was a whole lot different… and a whole lot more.
When yet another rich guy from Denver bought the ranch, Russel just wanted to work with the horses and stay out of sight so he could outlast the latest in a long line of city slickers.
When he first sets eyes on his hunky new boss, staying hidden is that last thing on his mind.
Has he finally found someone who can love a little who is anything but small?
An m/m cowboy romance with age gap, age play, boss/employee, and opposites attract, HEA.
Higher Education by Ki Brightly & MD Gregory
The Jock Law Student Who Has It All
Anything Judge Daughtler wants, he gets. During a night out, Judge meets a stranger named Flynn, and there is an immediate flash of interest from both men. Judge loses Flynn in the crowd and vows to find him again. Unfortunately Flynn is only too easy to track down because he is a teacher at Judge’s law school. Undeterred, Judge pursues him.
The Teacher Searching for a Second Chance
Flynn Goddard has had a terrible few months—first his partner left him for a much younger man. Now Flynn is horrified that the first new man he is interested in is a law student.
Flynn loses the battle and begins to date Judge. If Flynn and Judge keep their relationship under wraps everything should be fine, but life has a funny way of throwing wrenches into even the best plans.
The Lone Family: Trilogy Collection by Ace Fawn
The Lone Family is a dark and gritty M/M mafia romance. This steamy trilogy collection features the enemies-to-lovers trope between dangerous men in the criminal underworld.
Be With Me (Pacific Palms Resort Story Book 4) by Kendall Morgan
Can two very different men find love with one another?
Linc came to Pacific Palms, an exclusive all-gay resort, just to hang out with his friends, Rufus and Joey. He’s hoping a week of sun and fun will heal his heart that was broken by a divorce he didn’t want. His friends don’t understand why he won’t hook up, but he’s just not sure that’s his style.
Adam, a handsome hairy handyman, is at Pacific Palms for one reason. He’s there to have sex. Love may happen, but he’s not going to chase it.
When these two men meet, the connection is instant but inexplicable. It doesn’t make sense.
Together, they learn to heal their wounds and create a love that is unlike anything they’ve ever experienced.
Double Dare (Dare Menage Series Book 1) by Jeanne St James
One woman. Two men. And a simple dare that changes everything…
Thanks to a dare from her friends at a wedding, Quinn finds herself in a sexy ménage with businessman Logan — and his lover, ex-football player Tyson. Can this good girl learn to walk on the wild side?
Spoiled: An Age Gap Romance (Spoiled Perfection Duet Book 1) by Gianni Holmes
When I move to a small town from the big city, my plans are simple. Get my co-owned coffee shop off the ground and work on my baggage. Alone. My plans are shot to hell when wealthy frat brat Ashton Keyes stumbles into Cafe Crave. Drunk. That’s all the warning sign I need to stay away from the self-destructive boy. But he’s everything the Daddy in me craves and I can’t walk away.
Everything hurts. The lies. The perfect image. The fake smile. Only when I’m drunk do I find relief. Until the night I meet Daddy Callum and decide he’s mine. But, he has strict rules for us to be together, and his punishment is unlike anything I’d ever experienced. Is it enough to keep the darkness at bay, or is it too late to be saved?
The Taste of Ink (A Fresh Taste of Ink Book 1) by Daniel May
Trinket has everything he wants, and it’s not enough.
Perfect boyfriend, Siebold AKA ‘Zee,’ adores him. It took years to confess their feelings, and Trinket should be elated, but the night of their confession went horribly wrong. Two years later, their relationship has yet to recover. Despite his best efforts, Zee can do no right.
Tattoo artist Mini can do no wrong. From the minute he and Trinket met, no taboo has been off the table.
Trinket didn’t mean to cheat.
But he also doesn’t mean to stop, or to leave his boyfriend. For the first time in his life, he plans to get everything he needs… or lose it all trying.
The Taste of Ink is book one in a high heat, slow burn MMM trilogy with a happy ending.
The Guilty Canvas (A Fresh Taste of Ink Book 2) by Daniel May
Stepping out on his boyfriend has become a habit.
When Zee goes out of town for work, Trinket leaps at the chance to spend a month with side piece Mini. The BDSM-savvy, dirty-talking tattoo artist continuously ups the ante between them — showing Trinket what it’s like to be really dominated in bed, surprising him with deftly tender aftercare, and challenging Trinket to reexamine everything about his private desires.
Trinket feels he’s finally beginning to understand himself, and might even be bold enough to share that new understanding with the man he loves… until Zee returns home with a confession.
Struggling to cope, Trinket turns to Mini. He doesn’t realize how much he’s come to rely on his ‘side piece’ until a final secret puts everything on the table.
The Guilty Canvas is book two in a high heat, slow burn MMM trilogy with a happy ending.
The Gargoyle’s Fate (Cursed Alphas Book 1) by Hawke Oakley
Humans don’t fall in love with gargoyles.
Devereaux is cursed. During the day, he’s a stone gargoyle looming menacingly over the castle fountain. Only at night can he shift into human form and walk the grounds, but he’s not allowed to leave. Monsters must be contained.
The only way to break his curse and become human forever is a kiss from his fated mate—but who would ever fall in love with a grotesque gargoyle?
Florian lost everything but hope. He’s being kicked out of the orphanage in a week, and then must get a job or sleep in the streets. But with his chronic pain, Florian has few options. Nobody wants to hire a disabled omega.
Taking a leap of faith, Florian visits the fountain and wishes for a brighter future. Too bad the only one listening is the terrifying gargoyle with the sapphire eyes…
First Impressions (Auckland Med Book 1) by Jay Hogan
Two years ago, I made a mistake, a big one. Then I added a couple more just for good measure. I screwed up my life, but I survived. Now I have the opportunity for a fresh start. Two years in NZ. Away from the LA gossip, a chance to breathe, to rebuild my life. But I’m taking a new set of rules with me.
I don’t do relationships.
I don’t do commitment.
I don’t do white picket fences.
And I especially don’t do arrogant, holier-than-thou, smoking hot K9 officers who walk into my ER and rock my world.
One thing for certain, Dr. Michael Oliver is an arrogant, untrustworthy player, and I barely survived the last one of those. He might be gorgeous, but my daughter takes number one priority. I won’t risk her being hurt, again. I’m a solo dad, a K9 cop & a son to pain-in-the-ass parents.