Eddie is a tall, handsome, and very enthusiastic Broadway fan living with his loving, dedicated mother Karen in New York, mere steps from the famous Theater District. Although Eddie likes his job, his life seems to be going nowhere in particular until he meets Bill, another theater lover who just happens to be working backstage on Eddie’s favorite musical, Pippin.
Eddie and Bill connect immediately, coming together in a romance fiery enough to rival even the hottest Broadway production. Eddie doesn’t know, however, that Bill is the adopted son of Karen’s first great love Teddie, the man for whom Eddie was named and who was to have been an integral part of his life before Teddie’s untimely death from AIDS.
As Karen struggles with what she knows, complications occur as Jason, Eddie’s biological father, initiates a romance with Karen. Jason has loved Karen all her adult life and wants a real relationship with Eddie, but Karen is reluctant to reveal the truth about Eddie’s paternity. When Eddie learns that Jason is his father, he feels hurt and betrayed. Why had Karen allowed him to live a lie?
Eddie turns to Bill for comfort, strengthening the bond between them, as Karen takes her first, shaky steps towards establishing a lifelong romance with Jason. But with all the familial turmoil swirling around them, can Eddie and Bill relinquish the past long enough to find the unforgettable love they deserve?
Content Notes: Hot, Anal Intercourse, Anal Play, GLBT, Contemporary, M/M, Music
If he doesn’t have enough on his plate, David is also confused and wrestling with his burgeoning sexual feelings... toward other boys. Running with his dad’s partner takes the edge off, but training with the hot—and openly gay—track team captain, Kevin Ringer, produces a different kind of rush.
An assault on David and Kevin in the locker room gives David a new perspective on his own identity, his feelings for Kevin, and his relationship with his dad. Life is very different from what David is used to, but he’s determined to carve out a place for himself.
Attorney Sam Solomon is the most desired trick in the back room of the Music Box, his town's most notorious gay club—and very possibly the loneliest. Sam is tired of one-night stands, and although he likes the world to think he’s too tough for such romantic notions, he secretly longs for the love his friends Jeff and Craig seem to have found. Fortunately for him, he’s just helped set his friends up in business. They run The Male Room, a local Internet dating service for gay men, and Jeff has just the guy in mind for Sam.
Chris Kelly is the last person Sam expected. From his profile, Sam knows that Chris is strong, opinionated, and dominant... in fact, he’s a lot like Sam! Sam may very well have met his match; he just needs to concede that the man he’s falling in love with needs to be his partner in every sense of the word.
Nick’s writing partner and best friend is tired of watching his buddy screw his life away to overcome the heartbreak of his first great love affair, and he also thinks that a romantic comedy playwright should actually write what he knows! Before Nick can wriggle out of it, he finds himself begged, nagged, and cajoled into a coffee date with one of the men who liked his profile at The Male Room, an online dating service for gay men.
No one is more surprised than Nick that the date is a success, and he’s interested in getting to know full-time news reporter and part-time theater critic Mark better. But better means closer, and the closer Nick gets to Mark, the more he remembers why he doesn't go for long-term relationships. Long term affairs just lead to heartbreak, right? Nick’s imagination runs overtime, and he’ll have to trust in his heart if he wants this love story to have a happy ending.
Craig just got fired from his dead-end job, and Jeff just got kicked out of his dead-end relationship. Frustrated with their unhappy lives, the two friends decide to let off some steam by going out to the Music Box, the town’s most notorious gay club. But after an unsatisfying night in the back room, Jeff decides there has to be something better for them out there, and he drags a reluctant Craig into starting a fledgling business called The Male Room, an online alternative for the gay dating scene in their area.
Jeff has another motive: Craig has picked up the pieces of Jeff's broken heart more times than he can count, and Jeff has loved him forever. The Male Room is Jeff’s last hope that helping others find love might lead Craig to the one perfect match right in front of him.
All relationships take work ... some more than others. Budding careers, overbearing parents, and homophobic vigilantes, with all the roadblocks thrown in the path of love, it’s going to take a strong commitment for Del Mathers and Joey Dixon to build their life as a couple. But, some things are worth fighting for ... Veiled Security, Carolyn LeVine Topol’s contemporary tale will be a welcome addition to your romance library.
Del Mathers and Joey Dixon have settled in the West Village of New York City, trying to launch their careers at a local and well-respected drag club. Del is balancing his devotion to his lover and his desire to perform on stage; his drag queen alter ego, Venus, a sultry chanteuse, exists to mask his identity because Del is not out to his family. Joey, a gifted musician and lyricist, treasures Del as his partner and inspiration, but he has his own frustrations and is hiding behind a series of conditions, throwing roadblocks into their uncertain path to complete an unconditional commitment.
As if dealing with the precarious first steps in their relationship and Del's overbearing parents isn't enough, Del and Joey face danger when a group of homophobic vigilantes starts targeting the gay community. All it takes is a moment’s carelessness, and everything they have struggled to build could be destroyed.
Content Notes: Hot, Anal Play, Anal Intercourse, Non-Sexual Physical Assault, Contemporary, GLBT, M/M, Musicians, Music
The day Lisa found her husband in bed with her best friend was the day her life changed forever ... and in ways she never could have imagined. Join Lisa as she discovers that she can have passion, love, and true friendship in her life ... all she has to do is take a chance and reach out for it. You’ll love Carolyn LeVine Topol’s hot, new romance, Finding Lisa.
Upon finding her husband in bed with her best friend, Lisa Barnes Singleton embarks on a journey taking her from Connecticut to South Beach and back to New York City. She experiences the thrill of her first real orgasm and the beauty of a loving and passionate relationship with a woman named Gigi, while struggling to keep her father’s lingerie empire afloat. Lisa learns her true nature and potential, personally and professionally.
Despite Lisa’s sexual confusion and difficult romantic entanglements, Lisa and Gigi find their way to developing a relationship based on honesty, respect, passion, and love.
Content Notes: Hot, Contemporary, GLBT, F/F