Journalist Gabe Whitfield is on a mission to learn the truth behind that same murder. He doesn?t expect to stay on Frax after he finishes the job. But meeting Ash Bowman changes his plans. He came to the station a man without ties. He isn?t going to leave the same way.
Despite initially mistrusting him, Ash can?t resist his attraction to the fiery Gabe. Gabe responds, though knows he shouldn?t when Ash is one of the subjects of his investigation. But they come to trust each other and join forces to find the answers Ash had almost forgotten he was still seeking. If they are to have any chance of happiness, Gabe must help Ash lay the ghosts calling him back again and again to the deep darkness of the Core.
Copyright ? Becky Black
Mitch and Cal can't resist each other physically, but each man tries to hold back his emotions. Though he's strong on the outside, Mitch is too badly hurt inside to risk more pain. Cal's very sure he won't stay for long. He's been a drifter all his life and it came naturally to him to survive alone after civilization fell. He's sure this is a temporary stopover for him. He has no intention of becoming emotionally involved with a cop who is certain to despise Cal when he learns the truth about him.
But the longer Cal stays the stronger his urge to run, but the harder it becomes to give up the safety of the community and his new friends. The harder it becomes to give up Mitch.
Alyn Evans is a man in need of a new challenge. He's an ex-warship captain and peace has put him out of a job. A man of his experience should have no trouble commanding a merchant ship...he thinks. But of all the challenges he faces on his first trip out, the hardest one is keeping his hands off his gorgeous and fascinating company rep, Jarvez Kashari.
Jarvez Kashari is a man with a plan. He's determined to make a name as the company's best trader and thinks reviving the fortunes of the Red Dragon is the perfect opportunity to prove himself. Jarvez travels light, sacrificing personal relationships to focus on his ambitions - until he meets Alyn Evans. Falling in love was not part of the plan.
It's four months to Earth. Four months for Alyn to juggle passengers, prisoners, suspicious officers, a resentful crew and the intensifying relationship with Jarvez. Four months in space with a traitor aboard...
The two women meet on the road, and when Zoe’s old junker of a car finally gives up the ghost, she accepts the offer to travel with Lorna for a while. Perhaps all the way to New York. Lorna wasn’t looking for romance so soon after leaving her marriage, but chance put Zoe in her way and Lorna doesn’t want to leave her behind. Sharing a car and motel room beds, the two women learn each other’s histories and secrets. Only at the end of the journey will they know if they’ve escaped the past as it makes its last grabs at both of them.
A Bittersweet Dreams title:It's an unfortunate truth: love doesn't always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.
To Kit, Raine is just another authority figure like the ones who've screwed him over before, so he can't work out why Raine makes him feel so safe. Why the muscle-bound hunk makes him so hot is easier to understand.
Eventually, desire overcomes their wariness and they begin a passionate and mostly secret affair. When Kit proves his loyalty to the crew and the ship and Raine shows Kit he's not the kind of man Kit assumed he was, their feelings grow deeper. But the end of the voyage is looming and they face losing each other forever unless Raine is ready to give up all he's worked for to love a lawbreaking stowaway.
Jacob is tired of being a lab rat, but he's got his reasons to be in Shay's lab--one of them he's not going to tell anyone about--and his plan is to do what he came to do and leave. So falling in love with Shay is like adding a hand grenade to all the other balls he's juggling. He doesn't need this added complication, but his desire for Shay is too strong to resist. When Jacob's secret comes out it triggers a chain of events leaving Shay irrevocably changed and forcing Jacob to choose where his loyalties lie.
It's no big deal, they think--until they try it. It's only after they stop seeing each other that they realize they had started something deeper and have stronger feelings than either has admitted. But giving in to temptation now can only lead to trouble. Alex fears involvement with Sean will cause him to repeat a mistake that almost cost him his career. For Sean it may destroy the dreams he's already waited too long to pursue.
When they lose the battle with temptation they must try their best to leave Morgan and Jackson outside the door, and just be Alex and Sean. But the outside world can't be kept out forever.
Former grad student Matt Warner has retrained as a nurse under the group’s doctor, Peter Lane. Training is not the only thing Matt wants to be under Peter for, but Peter has always resisted responding to Matt’s interest in him. Before all this started Peter had a husband, Harrison, back home. A husband he desperately hopes is still alive.
Despair finally weakens Peter’s resolve and he and Matt begin sharing a bed. It’s Matt’s dream come true, even if he knows Peter’s feelings for him aren't as strong as his for Peter. But everything changes when the group learns of the existence of a vaccine against the zombie virus and they escape the island to search for the people distributing the vaccine. Matt fears their relationship won’t survive, because Peter wants to search for his husband--even if only to confirm his death. And Peter knows if he goes looking for Harrison, he’ll lose Matt forever.
Alyn's unbending sense of right and wrong leads him to give asylum to an enslaved man, Sumi, bringing threats of retribution from Sumi's owner. This leads to tension between Alyn and Jarvez when Alyn makes Sumi his personal steward and Jarvez feels he can no longer get a moment alone with his lover."?"?
Sumi's owner follows up on his threats and Alyn is brought before a court in a politically charged trial, whose outcome already seems fixed. Kept apart from Alyn, terrified he'll see him go to prison, Jarvez doesn't think the situation can get any worse. Until Alyn's ex shows up. In the end he'll be driven to beg for help from the one person who'd like to see Alyn out of Jarvez's life forever.
Jimmy Campbell, mighty Highland warrior, is the champion and captain of Team Spartacus. But really he?s James De Villiers, half-Scottish, half-South-African, ex-soldier. He?s only in this for the money. One more season then he?s gone. He?s already older than most of the team, with a nagging shoulder injury.
Will and James get together thinking only of killing time in bed during the trips between tour stops. But as they grow closer and Will makes friends with the team, trouble starts with team manager Lenny Sheridan. Lenny doesn?t want anyone to know James is gay. A hostage crisis focuses all the media in the sector on the team and forces James to decide if keeping his secret and his career is more important to him than acknowledging his relationship with Will, whatever that costs him.