When the new blacksmith arrives at the ranch, Pascal finally understands what his brothers had talked about when describing the mate-pull. Abner Johnson is all he can think about. Unfortunately, while the huge redhead is okay with a little fun, he doesn't want a relationship...with anyone. He's also upfront about his feelings on biting--don't even try it.
Can Pascal get help wooing his mate from his family and friends, even when they don't understand his desires?
Kwanza learns he's been in captivity for a long, long time. He's grateful to the group of friendly paranormals who rescued him and knows they worry about him. While he remembers shifting to human form--decades ago--he struggles to actually do it. The other shifters are patient and accommodating, giving him wide open spaces in which to live.
When Kwanza meets Drako, he recognizes the plump, cute human as his mate. While he succeeds in shifting, he can't seem to hold it for long. With Drako's help, can he relearn how to be human all over again?
Carson Angeni is the enforcer for the Stone Ridge wolf pack. He�s followed his alpha�s commands and obeyed him without question, even to the point of taking lives to ensure the safety of his pack. When he�s faced with a mate who kills for money, with no remorse and no conscience, he questions Fate�s choice. How can he accept someone who seems to get his jollies by goading those around him, not to mention Jared lives halfway across the country? But as he gets to know the man, Carson learns that there is more to him than Jared�s brash exterior displays. There�s definitely a connection between them and both have trouble denying it, but Carson can�t accept Jared�s work as an assassin. And when Carson discovers that Jared knew from the beginning that he was Carson�s mate, it creates even more tension between them. Can Carson learn to trust his mate while trying to convince Jared to give up the only life and the only job he�s ever known, to settle with him in Stone Ridge?
Since the pack alpha is straight, Lark can�t figure out why Declan�s suddenly taking an interest in him. He also doesn�t understand why he�s so drawn to the big man, especially considering his poor track record with relationships. Dominant men always seem to think he�d make the perfect punching bag, and Lark has the scars to prove it.
When Lark ends up in the hospital, Declan puts everything on hold, determined to take his mate home and prove that he�s nothing like Lark�s previous lovers. But not everyone in his pack is accepting of a gay alpha. Can Declan find a way to reconcile the two? Or will he have to choose between the pack he�s devoted his life to and the man who is quickly coming to hold his heart?
Aryen Fowles learned his place early in life, keep his head down, kneel at the other shifter�s feet, and do whatever they ask. If he did that, he could avoid being punished. When a group of strange shifters take over the pack, the rules change. Aryen struggles to understand what�s expected of him. When one of the wolves offers him pleasures he�d never experienced before, he wonders if he could accept his offer at face value or was it too good to be true?
Content Warning: This story includes scenes of near rape and talk of dubious consent.
Can Terence help Perrin adapt? Or will Perrin return to the simpler life of a wild lion?
Paolo can�t believe his luck. Not only did wolf shifters rescue him, but when they take him back to their pack territory, he meets his mate. The icing on the cake, though, is the fact that Jamie is submissive. In his excitement, Paolo pushes too hard too fast, causing his mate to remember past hurts. Can Paolo not only track down his wayward mate, but prove to Jamie that he can be trusted in all things?
When Dobs meets his beloved, Franklin Drunger for the first time, the big, sexy, wolf shifter�s blood calls to him. Frankie seems just fine with the idea of Dobs drinking from him, so he gives in to his desire and bites the man. Reb, Frankie�s protective older brother, isn�t nearly as open-minded and attacks Dobs. Acting on instinct, Frankie defends his mate, shifting to wolf form. Dobs panics at the sight of the wolf and insults his beloved. Angry and hurt, Frankie flees.
Can Dobs learn to accept the gift Fate has given him and convince Frankie to give him another chance? Or is it too late for him to earn the love of the special shifter he�s been given?
Brad Nadeau never thought he�d find a mate, since his homophobic father filled his head with the belief that Fate didn�t grant them to gay shifters. When his biker gang walks into a gay bar in Colin City for a night of fun, Brad�s world is turned upside-down. Not only does he find his mate, but he discovers that the guy is human, blind, and already knows about shifters. That should make claiming Dagus easy, right? Except accepting his mate means Brad will have to leave the only family he�s known for the last thirty-seven years, his motorcycle gang. When his leader tells him that the gang needs to move out in less than forty-eight hours to search for a missing member, Brad is faced with an important choice, and not much time to make it in. Learning that the local wolf pack is experiencing dangerous unrest due to several members not liking all the other shifter breeds in the area doesn�t make his choice any easier. Is Brad ready to face down shifters like his father to start a whole new life with a mate he isn�t certain wants his brand of care?
Manon Lemelle�s maman warned him that his mate would lead him on a merry chase. Nothing could be truer. When he meets his mate, Chris Richardson, he�s introduced to a lovely, slender young woman. He enjoys her wit and charm, her shy attitude, and longs to hear her breathy voice whisper into his ear. There�s just one small problem. Chris is really Christopher, and he�s a man.
Can Manon convince his mate that even though their entire relationship started with lies, on both sides, they can still make this work?
While Logan no longer loathes homosexuals, he never expects to feel attraction to a guy. That�s exactly what happens, however, when he meets Kai�s human friend, Tyson Grubler. He doesn�t understand it and fights it with every fiber of his being. Except, when Logan sees Tyson head into a club bathroom with a stranger, he loses control of his wolf�s possessive instincts. Logan tosses Tyson�s trick out of the stall and sinks his teeth into a very shocked Tyson�s neck. Realizing what he�s done‹started the bonding process‹Logan flees. Can he come to terms with what his wolf already knows‹that Tyson is his mate?
Kyle Rainier�s life is taking a detour, literally. When his standard run from Denver to Boise and back has him making an unscheduled stop in a little town on the border of the Idaho National Forest, Kyle�s mate runs right into him. Using the truck stop�s shower room, Kyle seduces Vee and begins the bonding process. The next day, on his return trip to Denver, Kyle spends the night getting to know the human.
It�s not until Kyle is back home in Stone Ridge that he finds out he has a big problem. The local Idaho wolf pack kidnaps his mate and they�re holding Vee hostage. Can Kyle rescue his mate and convince him not all shifters are bad?
A straight-laced marketing executive, Tom doesn�t understand his attraction to the tattooed, pierced biker with the burning green eyes and sensual smile. Tom is so deep in the closet, he may as well be chained there. But Kade turns up at the oddest times, and somehow he seems to know every one of Tom�s hidden desires, turning his body against him. It doesn�t matter how much Tom likes it, though, because he has family obligations that don�t include revealing his sexuality.
Can Kade convince Tom that he can help him and his family? Or will Tom fold under the pressure?
Detective Grady Stryker believes finding your fated mate is the greatest gift a shifter can receive so he doesn�t understand Gordon�s reticence, until a friend gives him a little insight into Gordon�s past. His resolve set, Grady realizes the best way to win his mate just may be the most fun: seduction.
Grady�s plans get put on hold when more poachers appear in Stone Ridge. Except these humans aren�t really poachers. They know about shifters, and if they can�t capture them, they�ll eradicate them. Can Grady convince Gordon to accept him in time to stop the humans from harming more of their friends? Or will they be too distracted to see what�s right in front of them?
But Sandy is a human, and finding out that not only are shifters real, but that she�s mated to not just one, but three of them, is a lot to take in. Can Ben and his betas convince her to accept her place at their side before the pheromones caused by a blue moon on Halloween draws every shifter in the area to her door, including the rogue wolf that would rather see her dead than in the arms of anyone else?
Casey Streusel is beyond grateful to a number of members of the Stone Ridge wolf pack. After all, they saved him from an almost certain torturous death at the hands of scientists. Sure, Casey is still extremely skittish and deathly afraid of needles, but he�ll get over that eventually, right? Discovering his mate is a blood-sucking vampire throws his newly created world completely off-kilter. He suddenly finds himself battling two sets of urges, both new to him. Can he figure out how to relinquish control to his mate and accept the pleasure he offers? Or will he give in to his desire to flee from those needle-sharp fangs?
Bobby Truman is tired of his boyfriend, Seth�s, abusive friends, especially when Seth doesn�t do anything about their antics. The broken nose, compliments of Seth�s buddy Grant, is the final straw. When he�s attacked by muggers and rescued by a mysterious stranger in the dark, Bobby hopes it�s the opportunity he needs to make a clean break from Seth. Even if it doesn�t work out with Maelgwn, maybe Bobby can keep his new love interest�s attention long enough to prove to Seth they are really done.
Bobby thinks it�s odd that Maelgwn won�t come into the light, always meeting him after dark, but he�s nowhere near prepared for the truth when it finally comes out.
Can Maelgwn convince Bobby that the things that go bump in the night aren�t always bad and to take his place at Maelgwn�s side in a paranormal world? Even when that means uprooting his life and moving?
What will it take to convince Dylan to not only come out of the closet, but accept that Luc shares his spirit with a European Eagle Owl?
Sean claims that Raul is his mate, which explains the attraction. Still, Sean didn�t come alone. He has an infant girl with him. Sean is the legal guardian for his niece, Lily, who is his deceased sister�s cub. Now, Raul has to decide if he�s ready for not only a relationship with a male, but a male that comes with a ready-made family. Before he can start to figure things out though, Raul is sent away on an assignment. Although the kisses are mind-blowing, will they be enough to help him overcome his fear of settling down?
Rainy scouts the zoo, planning a mission to rescue his brother, who�d been sold by poachers while in wolf form. He gets a whiff of the most intoxicating scent, the man Travis Carlyle, his mate. But he quickly finds out that before he can claim the handsome veterinarian, Rainy has to convince Travis that he�s worth coming out of the closet for.
Travis leads a quiet, discreet life, avoiding any situation that could possibly out him to his family. After so many years alone, Travis finds the love, affection, and acceptance Rainy offers him too hard to resist. But just when he decides Rainy might be worth the persecution of revealing his sexuality, he discovers Rainy has been keeping secrets, a lot of secrets: Werewolves, Shifters, Mates? When he watches a shift with his own eyes, Travis is forced to accept the truth.
Too bad not everyone wants Travis to know the wolves� secrets, tossing him into a feud between shifters. When Travis�s father tries to come between them, can Rainy convince Travis to choose a dangerous, love-filled life with him instead of the comfortable, quiet existence he�s led with his family?
Lou is still coming to grips with the fact that shifters exist. It�s one thing for his son to be able to turn into a lion, but a spider? Lou may be able to accept Haben the man, but can he learn how to accept Haben the tarantula? And what about when Haben�s job in town is done and he decides to move on? Lou has a son and can�t just up and leave to join Haben on his nomadic travels. Can Lou trust Haben�s insistence that he�s willing to turn his life upside down, adopt a lion shifter cub, and settle down after nearly one hundred years of freedom?
Doctor Ailean Carmichael never expects to find a mate, let alone a human one, but he�s willing to take what Fate gives him. After all, not all humans are like his late foster parents, right? And an orphaned, exiled black jaguar living in a wolf shifter�s territory doesn�t have too many options. He decides seducing the na«ve professor will be delicious fun for both of them, until Ailean realizes he needs to protect his little mate from those bent on experimenting on and eradicating shifters. But when Ailean discovers Drake actually works for the scientists trying to destroy him and his friends, will he take the time to listen to Drake�s explanation? Or will he decide all humans really are the same?
Tobias is thrilled to discover that Roland is his mate until the lynx shifter denies their bond. When the pretty shifter declares he can�t bond with anyone‹and Tobias learns the life-changing reason why‹Tobias vows that it doesn�t matter to him. He�ll stand by and care for his mate through any difficulty. His devotion is quickly called into question when dangers from Roland�s past force Tobias to spend time guaranteeing his mate�s safety instead of spending time with Roland. Can Tobias prove to his mate that he truly wants him and doesn�t consider Roland just another duty?
When Cornelius visits Gus at his new home, he is ecstatic to discover his mate in Einan, a gargoyle enforcer. Until him and large-and-in-charge Einan have their first personality clash€and then their second. They just can�t seem to carry on a conversation without disagreeing or arguing. Is Cornelius�s mating doomed before it even gets started? Or can Cornelius and Einan find some common ground?
Inspired by E.L. James’ international phenomenon, 50 Shades of Grey, Jeffery Self’s 50 Shades of Gay tells the story of a young celebrity blogger, Alex Kirby, who interviews Taylor Grayson, a superstar leading man in Hollywood blockbuster films. Grayson also happens to be a closeted gay man with a passion for BDSM. When Grayson draws the younger man into his private orbit and initiates him into his sexual world, the younger man can tell that kinky sex has shielded Grayson from having a real emotional connection with another man. But he is head over heels in love with the older, powerful, gorgeous man who has selected him for the pleasures of submission. Ultimately, Alex decides to experiment with the power differential between them, and see if he can break through the armor that Grayson and his layers of Hollywood handlers have imprisoned him in. Will he be able to open Grayson up to real intimacy, or will he cause Grayson to end the relationship and cut himself off yet again?