It isn't easy being the literal redheaded step-child of the grand Fairy King, Oberon. But frantically busy Jing, the Unseelie Court's only male sugar plum fairy, has a chance to redeem himself in Oberon's eyes. All he has to do is invite a sexy, frolicsome guest to the annual Winter Fae Fest—a wicked, wanton holiday celebration.
When he happens upon a handsome, red-haired fairy in the forest, Jing senses a kindred spirit in the softly spoken William. The mysterious but captivating fairy at first declines Jing's invitation, then accepts.
At the festivities, however, Oberon recognises William as a Fire Fae and goes berserk. Fire faeries, who have a tendency to be tricksters and mischief makers, once set his pants ablaze and singed his hair and brows. Oberon sees William as being dangerous and subversive—a lunatic—and Fire Fae are not welcome.
William rushes to assure Jing he's not bad—he never wants to hurt anyone. He's just misunderstood...
Tinder McCartney is the only gay male prostitute working in Honolulu, HI during World War II. Like the 200 female prostitutes who live and work on Hotel Street, he services the armed forces drifting in and out of the islands. His life and work are controlled by the local police, yet because the cops don't think that there can be that many ‘depraved' men wanting the comfort of another man, Tinder is not only busy, but often in danger.
Living by very strict rules enforced by the police, Tinder cannot own or drive a car or bicycle, can't ride street cars or be seen in the company of other men. He can't visit bars or restaurants or swim at Waikiki Beach. Savagely attacked by two men one night, he is rescued by a local businessman, Jason Qui, the son of a Chinese immigrant and a former New England missionary.
Jason is not Tinder's usual type. But Jason offers to protect and house him. It seems like the ideal business arrangement until Tinder's Vagabond Heart can no longer handle the arrangement... and then on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbour is attacked, turning the entire world upside down.
In this sequel to the Oberon's Court Winter Fae story, Sex and Candy, Orly the Moon Fairy has lived the life of a banished outlaw in the Forest of the Lost on the outskirts of Queen Titania's Seelie Court for twelve years. Exiled by his family for being gay, he has forged an existence among other ejected denizens of Fairyland, including his sexy lover, the moon god named Mên.
Everything is perfect until Orly's mother Lunette arrives, insisting that Orly come home for the Summer Fae Festival. His cousin Jing is due to marry the fairy prince William during the festivities and the invitation demands that all family members to be present. He has no desire to go, but is forced to do so when she threatens to formally request to have his wings clipped.
Orly fears his life as he knows it is about to be wrecked, all for the sake of a summer orgy...
A funny thing happens on that hot, magical summer's day in the hidden treasures of the queen's sumptuous ball. Orly finds that love conquers all when he finds acceptance and, most of all, the importance of orange crush...
Previously Published by Stiff Rain Press
D.J. Manly addresses BDSM in Disciplining Baron, and the two authors join forces for the paranormal title story Love off the Radar. Which will kill Mo Dingley first? Love, or a curse? Speaking of curses, Have you ever read the personal journals of a werewolf, or a vampire? Now's your chance! We've also got two very different love stories set in the time of Atlantis, and the sad but sweet Clean Monday, a coming-out story with a surprising hero. There are sexy, spicy tales involving zombies, where boys meet boys and almost…eat them. We have it all because love is love, and can't always be wrapped up in a neat little bow.
Detective Joe Hunter, nicknamed “Crazy Joe” because he has the sixth sense, flounders in a department where everyone has their “idiosyncrasies.” Then Montana Delray walks through the doors of the 77th and turns psychic Joe’s world upside down.
For the two mismatched detectives, is the 77th Precinct a nightmare or their destiny?
It’s 1841 and the high seas are a dangerous place for anybody. Denny Derrick Dalton’s the most feared pirate in the choppy waters, but his risky reputation takes a hit when a wicked old witch curses him and gives him a pair of fairy wings. It’s hard to boss your crew around when you look ridiculous. Not only that, he has no idea how to fly.
Denny’s depressed. The witch, hiding as sweet Princess Fortunata, has left his ship and taken her brother, Prince Merritt, the man Derrick deeply loves, with her. Can his luck get any worse? Oh yes, it can. His crew mutinies and sells him to a slave ship.
But it’s not just any slave ship. This one’s bewitched, and Denny’s soon taken to a magical court where he must explain his rotten behavior and fight for his life.
But can he save himself to rescue Merritt, who’s at the mercy of his wicked sister’s magic?
A celebrated chef, Adriano has had to quit his job at a posh Beverly Hills restaurant because during his recovery from stage four cancer, chemo killed his taste buds. He can't even taste his own cuisine. About the only thing that penetrates the dull sensation is coffee, so he's bought a cafe in Waldo, hoping to find a new life in spite of his memory of it being a rigidly conservative town.
Looking forward to recuperating and spending time with his mom, Adriano soon finds that Colin Mackenzie—the first man he ever loved, the only man he has ever wanted—never left Waldo. He apparently hasn't forgotten Adriano either. But Colin, who once seduced then dumped him, seems to be playing games. He keeps coming into the cafe ordering his coffee—tall with room...for milk—but he doesn't seem to have room for Adriano. Soon, the love they once shared is re-ignited in an explosive way, but what is going on in Waldo? Why do things seem so...haunted by the past?
Reader Advisory: This book contains seductive descriptions of southern cooking at its finest, including unusual uses for honey butter!
Previously Published by Stiff Rain Press.
his power for the freedom to live—and love. If the forces of evil don’t get to
On a hot day in Waikiki, beachgoers
are stunned when a tall, handsome man rises from the ocean. Striding naked to a
small, ringed enclosure containing four huge stones most tourists never even
notice, he becomes visibly upset. These are Wizard Stones, positioned between
the beach and the foot traffic on Kalakaua Avenue. Konu, the naked man, is
agitated by a young Asian girl draping her beach towel over the stones. He's
come a long way, from Tahiti, and is one of
the ancient wizards whose power was infused into these sacred stones four
hundred years ago.
With the invisible battle between
good and evil raging, Konu has been dispatched to help balance the power.
Landing in modern-day Waikiki, he's stunned by the changes – and to find he is
alone. A cop tries to arrest him for indecent exposure but the young girl's
grandfather – who thinks Konu's a
homeless lunatic offers him refuge. Will the ancient forces of evil beat this
wizard in Waikiki? Or can Konu find his power again, and perhaps…even
Publisher’s note: This book was
previously published. It has been edited and re-released with Ai Press.
Troy and Aaron Mayer, identical twins separated at the age of two, lived wildly different lives. Aaron struggled to take care of their alcoholic, gambling-addicted mother, while Troy, raised by their father, experienced a life of luxury. After years of silence, Troy asks to see Aaron. When Aaron arrives at his brother's boat, he finds his twin dead by suicide. In his farewell note, Troy offers Aaron his car, his money, and his life of riches.
On the run from loan sharks, Aaron slips easily into this mirrored life. But everywhere he turns he discovers somebody Troy devastated, including his handsome husband, Dave Alvarez. Pulled into his brother’s life of crime, Aaron is set up for a fall, but he’s too strong to shatter.
Mirrors: Book Two
Four years ago Aaron swapped lives with his twin brother Troy, who was in trouble with the mob. When the deceit was revealed, Aaron feared he would not only lose his life, but the love of his brother’s husband David as well. When Troy’s insane plot to let his twin take the fall for his screwed up life unraveled and it appeared Troy’s life was over, Aaron hoped his life with David could truly begin.
Aaron and David now run a B & B on a beautiful Hawaiian island, and life is almost perfect until the handsome and charming Randy Carlton buys the house down the beach from them. From the onset, Randy gives Aaron the feeling that he wants David. They soon find out Randy will have David at any cost... even if he has to kill to do it.
Demetrio lives the good life, putting his devastating past behind him and investing his money into a gay bar on the island of Ibiza, or as the locals insist on calling it, Eivissa. With celebrities and stunning, beautiful men in abundance on the hot-spot island, Demetrio is certain he’s found a slice of heaven.
Despite having no memory of his name or life, the rescued man seems attracted to Demetrio. After choosing the name Océano, the Spanish word for “the sea”, he and Demetrio begin an impassioned affair that soon turns disastrous. Océano may not be amnesiac. He may not be the good guy he seems to be, and... he may not even be gay
Theo Scully meets the man of his dreams on the gay-friendly Greek island of Mykonos at a time when Theo, deeply depressed over a breakup, believes he will never find happiness. Haunted at night by strange dreams of hooting owls, he can find no explanation for them, until he comes to know Stavros.
One of the most hypnotic, sexiest men Theo has ever met, Stavros goes from being charming yet aloof to ever-present, joining the strange owl in Theo's dreams. Then a series of young men are found drained of blood washed up on the island's beaches, and Theo begins to worry when the locals whisper of striges, ancient Greek vampires.
He has to fight his own disbelief even as he becomes more involved with Stavros, who seems to fallen deeply in love with him.
With the local islanders anxious to rid their Mediterranean idyll of the creatures of the night, Theo soon finds love is entwined with blood...Stavros's blood.
Publisher's Note: This book contains enticing descriptions of Greek island food, not to be read on an empty stomach.
World champion surfer Gaby Loe inexplicably lost twelve years of his life when he wiped out in a bad surfing accident. When he came to the surface, he discovered his beloved dog Ginger, his car, his keys and his entire life were gone. Ntino, the man he'd loved had turned on him. Mickey True, his best friend, had stolen his name and was making money based on Gaby's mysterious disappearance. But Gaby has the perfect life now, with Pono, the man he loves, until...
Unbelievably, on Christmas morning, on the day of a wolf moon, when magic is supposed to happen, the two men have a rare fight and Gaby grabs his board and goes surfing. He wipes out again and when he makes it back to shore, Ginger is waiting for him. Somehow, Gaby has gone back in time and it's twelve years ago. Ntino is waiting for him, Mickey is still his friend. Can he—will he—take control of his past to secure the future of his dreams?
Reader Advisory: This book is a sequel to Hanalei Moon and is best read in sequence.
Publisher's Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release by Totally Bound Publishing.
Icarus Smith has just landed an unusual assignment. A licensed mediator used to handling squabbling spouses, he’s been hand-picked to negotiate a forty-million-dollar welterweight championship title fight. The problem is, these two world boxing champions hate each other. Worst of all, Icarus has discovered that one of them, Italian superstar Paolo de Luca, is the man with whom he had a passionate affair in Italy the previous summer. Paolo cruelly dumped him, and Icarus realizes he is still devastated. Can he overcome his personal feelings to work with Paolo and the boxer’s arch-nemesis, US champion Adam Wyler?
So far, the fight scheduled to take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden is a bust. Fans have bought tickets, and Pay-Per-View sales are through the roof. Just like Lady Di’s face once adorned dishcloths, these guys have their faces on buttons, badges, posters, TV and print ads. And they don’t care.
But Icarus has an even bigger problem. He’s just accepted promoter Thaddeus Halsey’s huge wad of cash to broker this deal and Icarus wants the money for a restoration project in his hometown in Las Vegas. Can Icarus go through with mediation? Can he persuade the man who broke his heart to face the guy who now apparently wants it?
hottest dreams. And acts on them!
Space has no fury like an intergalactic sex
fiend given free reign. From the twisted, seductive mind of film director John
Bruno comes DEEP PROBE, penned by best-selling authors A.J. Llewellyn and D. J.
DEEP PROBE, a hot M/M science-fiction tale set
on a planet far, far away features six astronauts on a rescue mission to a
distress signal. They find no signs of unusual life. One of the crew. however,
pockets a mysterious green rod. He soon finds it has a mind and sexual tastes
all of its own…
Publisher’s note: Deep Probe has been previously published.
It was edited and re-released by Ai Press.
Which makes it particularly devastating when Tomeo’s father hires a tanomoshi—a matchmaker—to find a bride for his son.
Tomeo spends time with the tanomoshi, Shin Yamada, and as the men come to know one another, deep feelings emerge, the transition from friends to lovers inevitable. They fall into a clandestine affair, their hushed and hidden lovemaking as beautiful and breathless in their eyes as it is torrid in the eyes of others.
More time spent worshipping Tomeo’s body means less time finding him a suitable bride. Shin’s forsaking his duty and risking everything…but mating Tomeo is worth every stolen second. No matter the cost…
In the exciting seventh instalment of Blood Slave, Zero is transported back in time and taken prisoner, made a slave to Stride's father, the vampire Lord. There he meets Stride, who has no memory of him. Zero must wrestle with his heart. He knows that Stride will soon fall in love with a werewolf who nurses him back to health after he is wounded in battle.
How can he watch the man he loves share the bed of another? Does he intervene and change the course of history...and run the chance of losing Stride in the future... or does he let history play out and break his own heart?
Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series
In Chapter four, the two vampires have survived the lure of the ghost ship's deadly grip, only to arrive in a snow-covered town that looks like a winter wonderland—with no beginning or end to it. They come to a small, brightly lit cottage and step inside, to face potentially fatal consequences. Zero is afflicted with a horrible ailment, and Stride is forced to confront the were-lover he once cherished and couldn't save...
Stride and Zero must rely on each other and learn to trust one another. As increasingly tense as the battle on Niburu has become, the two vampires find that their growing passion is not only their strongest, binding force, but in and of itself, the kind of Eden the planet on which they're stranded was supposed to be.
Reader Advisory: This book is part of an ongoing serial series, best read in order as it continues.
After landing on a tropical island and encountering one of history's most enduring, haunting missing women, Zero and Stride soon find themselves on a plane surrounded by famous missing people. Their strange flight also seems to be flying in circles...
Stride, who still has little memory of his deep connection and developing love for Zero, soon finds a way for them to get off the eerie plane but they are quickly separated, tumbling through space to different fates. When the vampire queen gives them a chance to reconnect, sparks fly and passion rules...but for how long?
Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series. It also contains scenes of graphic violence.
Saint Valentine's Day has become a new and very popular day for lovers. Thousands of Londonites are clamouring for the ideal romantic gift. While men buy chocolate and posies, they yearn for something more unusual, more personal. Enterprising brothers Aldon and Samuel Barnaby hit upon the idea of paper Valentines, creating lavish presentations decorated with silk, lace, and paper flowers.
Aldon is fortunate to have his perfect valentine going to his expectant wife, Geneve, but Samuel still longs for his own true love, pouring his heart and soul into his beautiful creations. Samuel's romantic verses inside his paper Valentines are in huge demand, yet not a single local girl can lay claim to his heart...because his passion lies not in a woman, but another man—Jude, a handsome but shy widower.
Jude's heart, haunted by grief, hasn't been ready to consider marriage again. But slowly, through his inclusion in the Barnaby family's lives...and his frequent excursions to stop and stare at the Barnabys' shop window...he begins to wonder in what direction his future lies.
Can Samuel possibly allow his heart to explore love with another man? Could Jude ever love him in return? He sends Jude an exquisite, anonymous paper Valentine, not suspecting that his entire world is about to be turned upside down...
This time, overworked Paul is in for it when Hamish decides to take him on a special retreat that involves a yurt, a Peruvian shaman, and some noxious liquid that wipes out all limits to the imagination. Independence Day never saw anything like this coming!
Finn Garrison is a Water Mage who lives in Bermuda and teaches swimming to water-phobes, assists in the salvage of ship wrecks and rehabilitates local wildlife in his spare time. When he gets called to be a juror in a high profile Water Court trial and his life is endangered, he knows he needs help.
Ty Anglin is an experienced Water Marshal who doesn't really want to become someone's glorified bodyguard. When he meets Finn, he's not only attracted to him, but also suddenly very protective. Two attempts on Finn's life later, they are both sure there is more going on than meets the eye.
Will they be able to find out who is behind the assassinations? Was the sea monster on trial really framed? And are freshwater people really being discriminated against by their saltwater cousins?
Reader Advisory: This story contains scenes of terrifying sea creatures and delectable blancmange variations.
Barney Calloway is a super-successful voice-over actor in Hollywood. He is, however, extremely overweight. He has struggled with his weight his entire life. Things come to a head when he demolishes half of his sister's birthday cake before she can even set eyes on it.
Leaving her house after her party is over, he finds a business card tucked under his windshield wiper with only one word:
On the reverse side of the card is a toll-free number which, out of curiosity, he finally calls. A woman's voice tells him his order has been processed. Order? What order? He awakens the next morning to find he's lost one hundred and three pounds. Overnight, he's gone from being a lard ass to a hot ass and nothing will be the same again...and unbelievably, all the changes aren't necessarily for the better. His family members' reactions are weird and his old love, Diego, really struggles with the new Barney.
Will Barney ever have the life and the love he craves? And will he ever really feel...full?
Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Sharing the Billionaire anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.
Author's note: This second edition has been re-edited and considerably expanded from the original version.
Previously published by Stiff Rain Press, June 11, 2014.
In Book 2, surprises are in store for Zero whose dead lover, Daken, speaks to him, guiding him as the supposedly doomed planet they are on actually plays host to a multitude of hybrid communities, including a blood slave tribe serving a vampire queen. The slaves in question are a shock to both Stride and Zero whose push-pull relationship becomes even more aggressive now that Zero seems to have awoken long-dormant feelings in Stride.
The two vampires find lethal enemies at every turn. Who can they trust as danger lurks with each and every step? With the past coming back with a vengeance for Stride, an old enemy proves to be a formidable foe. Zero too, must face certain truths...or face a fate worse than being Stride's blood slave.
Reader Advisory: This book is part of an ongoing serial series, best read in order as it continues.
Ky Maxwell is desperate for work. When his cushy studio PR job disappears, his former boss takes pity on him, referring him to an independent movie company going into production with a huge sci-fi trilogy.
Ky’s excited until Lisa, his prospective employer, insists on doing an astrological chart of Ky as part of the interview, along with a psychic reading. His crazy maybe-boss predicts a new man coming into Ky’s life. She goes into great detail. He’s a fire sign, probably a Leo, his first name starts with a T, he’s in his early 30s. And...he’s the one!
Ky couldn’t be less interested. He needs work. Love won’t pay the bills. He doesn’t get the job because Lisa believes their stars are out of alignment. Really? The reading is proving to be frighteningly accurate. Since he’s cut off from her, though, he has no idea which of the two wonderful new guys he meets is his forever man. How can he choose? Or will they, too, soon vanish as fast as Ky’s last paycheck?
When we last saw Stride and Zero, they had plummeted back in time to Pompeii's last day when the town became buried under a volcanic eruption. Somehow catapulted into the Coliseum, Stride must now face lions and an unexpected foe in the form of a demon.
Meanwhile, Zero comes face to face with Stride's vile and villainous mother, The Vampire Queen, who keeps Zero hostage in the stands with her, forcing him to watch Stride fight for his life. Can Zero and Stride escape the death she wishes to bestow on them both?
Reader Advisory:This book is part of an ongoing serial series, best read in order as it continues.
The pantheon of gods were displeased when Kane, one of their major gods, fell out with his lover Kanaloa, one of the ruling forces over the Hawaiian Islands. Condemned to an eternal earth-bound life as a shape-shifting vampire, Malakai has one chance to break the curse. He must never fall in love and he must never intervene in human problems.
All that goes astray when he meets Jepoi, a young male nurse working on the Big Island of Hawaii. Malakai falls for Jepoi and can't resist him, but then all hell literally breaks loose when Malakai saves Jepoi from ancient and deadly disease that returns to the fatal shores of Hawaii.
Stride has sent Zero back to Earth in an effort to keep him safe, but there is no safety anywhere. Evil soon follows and so must Stride...
Stride is forced to embrace his new life as Lord of the Underworld. Being in charge of some of the most evil entities the world has ever known comes at a price—the love he desires with Zero. Banishing Zero to the Earth without him, without any memory of Stride, Stride hopes for a new and peaceful life for Zero.
Honouring his destiny, Stride impregnates his sex shifter wife, Tressa who delivers his precious son, Akakios—a magnificent half demon, half vampire. Though Stride adores his child, he quickly realizes the baby isn't safe with him. There are those who wish to control and manipulate the fast-growing boy. He sends Tressa and Akakios to Earth, hoping they can find peace and contentment. They find anything but...
Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series and also contains scenes of MMM ménage and bdsm.
Eli had his hopes set on a musical career and a relationship with Angus before they’d even met. Given the chance to play one night in Angus’s band, his hopes rose then fell when Angus split town and didn’t look back. Eli’s musical hopes have died but he senses that Angus isn’t as indifferent as he initially seems. What are the odds that Eli’s luck is about to change for the better?\
Stride and Zero battle nonstop evil forces in various guises, whilst struggling with their growing feelings and dependency on one another. Both vampires are shocked when Zero's dead human lover, Daken, turns up claiming he never died and that he was saved by blood on the ground after Zero left him. Stride doesn't believe him.
Zero however, tormented by feelings of guilt, remorse and also fondness for the former commander of his starship fleet, wants to believe the man is real and is happy to see him again. He wants to give Daken a chance but Stride is infuriated. Could he possibly be jealous? The strange planet on which they are stranded suddenly morphs, transporting the vampires and Daken into yet another unusual odyssey, plunging them into a new and potentially deadly adventure on the eve of a legendary natural catastrophe.
Reader Advisory: This book is part of an ongoing serial series, best read in order as it continues.
Manhattan—based private investigator, Leo Gannet, accepts an assignment to tail his father's boyfriend, theatre director Thane Covey on a clandestine trip to a tiny Greek island.
With only three hundred inhabitants and four miles to cover, Leo worries about pulling off his mission. He soon discovers he's got bigger problems: Thane Covey is the sexiest man he's ever seen. And he's not alone. Leo soon becomes insanely jealous, then very worried.
To top it off, Thane also seems to have somebody else's attention...a hitman's.
Reader Advisory: This story has been previously released as part of the Sins of Summer anthology by Total-E-Bound
Stride might be in command of all the demonic forces in the world, but it sure doesn't feel like it. Like any ruler, he never knows who trust...even his own sex shifter wife. Stride and Zero, the man he truly loves, are reunited but it's no picnic in the garden of Eden...only snakes and demonic forces hell-bent on destroying Stride.
Fearing his beloved son, Akakios, will have to endure the same miserable childhood Stride did—not to mention the control of deadly, evil forces—Stride and Zero once again wind up on the run. This time, they have help in the form of the fallen angel, étienne, to help protect their precious cargo. Realising that his own people want to take possession of Akakios, Stride must make decisions that could sacrifice his relationship with Zero...and his own life.
Reader Advisory: This book is part of a serial and is best read in sequence.
This serial contains scenes of menage and bdsm.
Jack Hanrahan is a California surgeon taking a brief cycling vacation with friends in Edinburgh, Scotland. A woman's scream shatters his peaceful ride in the recently cleaned up Roley's Wood.
He and his best friend, Paul, a heart surgeon, race towards the sound. They find a woman lying on the ground, clinging to life, an arrow sticking out of her body. Jack and Paul have no way of knowing that she disappeared weeks ago and has been the subject of a huge manhunt. They try to help her, working on her frantically until they are able to call for help but by the time they reach the hospital, it's too late.
In the confusion, they realise whoever fired at her must have been an onlooker because the arrow Paul took out of the victim is missing. How could they have not noticed the killer sneaking back to remove it?
The case soon lands in the procurator fiscal's hands. Jack has never heard of this but soon finds that the man in question is the very sexy public prosecutor Brodie Shaw, who promptly asks Jack for help in the twisty mystery as they begin to fall in love with each other...
Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Emergency Servicing anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.
Nibiru, known by some as Planet X, is poised to strike earth and wipe out everything in its path. Stride, a solitary vampire with powers delivered down to him through his sorceress mother, senses its arrival. And he intends to survive...to escape to the planet itself in hopes that he will find a blood source there.
What Stride finds is a desolate place with no life in sight. Then he sees him, the vampire who sought him out on earth just before the disaster struck, the one who told him...there are only two. Only two vampires with no humans to be found means only one thing, only one of them can survive.
Zero knows it's only a matter of time before he becomes Stride's blood slave. His ship crashed on Nibiru, and his human lover perished, leaving him alone and vulnerable. And Stride is tracking him in a deadly game of cat and mouse, determined to survive.
Reader Advisory: This book is part of an ongoing serial series, best read in order as it continues.
Jack’s man is working on an undercover assignment. Jack’s plans for a feisty little R and R don’t sit well with the hit man who’s been hired by a mysterious source to bump off Lucky.
With things heating up between Jack and Lucky all over London from public restrooms to five-star hotels, Jack lures the wild assassin into their sensual web. This is either gonna be the beginnings of a spicy, feisty threesome… or a triple homicide.
Kevin Branigan begins a new life in Austin, Texas, working as a bouncer at his brother’s bar. A teacher by trade, he’s had a hard time getting work and is still hurt over a catastrophic break-up. Doing something completely different seems like a great idea, and being close to his brother, Jack, and Jack’s husband, Tito, is another benefit to his changed circumstances.
Things are looking up until Tito intervenes in a drunken fight at the bar one night. Tito stops a patron from beating up his girlfriend, but it could be very bad if news gets out that Tito, a retired boxer, slugged the guy. Kevin takes the fall, and winds up being arrested.
Sentenced to community service in a gay church, Kevin begins to think that the signs are all bad. However, late one night at the bar, he’s seduced into a hot threesome with two of his co-workers. He finds himself drawn into this dangerous mix, as well as to a hunky undercover cop, Cruz Dixon. Unfortunately Cruz appears to have a boyfriend. Or does he? Can Kevin win over Cruz, who’s captured his heart and his mind? Can he really make a life for himself in the World Capital of Music? Or are his days as Austin’s newest bouncer numbered?
It was once considered the 'noonday demon'—a melancholia that is brought about by repetitive work. Writing, marriage and monkhood were the three main occupations said to induce it.
Zam Carmarthen is a mildly successful Hollywood screenwriter struggling with a debilitating depression that prevents him from completing anything he starts. When he lands an 'If Come' deal with a major Hollywood producer, he's finally forced to focus on his work and not give into the strange malaise gripping him. In order to ever move ahead in the movie business, he must complete the pilot episode of his proposed TV series, Angel Inn. If his producer is able to sell the series, Zam will be a very rich man. Everything he has worked for can be his.
Paralysed by his depression, he finds unusual solace in the form of his arch nemesis, Dominic Glass—a surgeon turned super successful screenwriter...and the man who rewrote Zam's hit screenplay for his own glory.
Can Zam overcome the depression Dominic calls acedia, which threatens to derail his whole life? Can he move on from his long time sex buddy Jason? And what about these new feelings he has for Dominic in spite of their rocky history? Will Zam get it together...or will Dominic once again walk away with all the credit for something Zam created?
Reader Advisory: This story has been previously released as part of the Sins of Winter anthology by Total-E-Bound
Drew Lecour was once the pride of the military, until he'd decided to leave the federation and became a rogue, selling water to the highest bidder.
Trace had a history with Drew, one that involved some hot sex and broken promises. And now, after not seeing him for years, Drew and his crew suddenly show up on a planet Trace has been contracted to protect, a planet where Drew is set to drill for water.
Trace doesn't have a choice. He has to defend the water supply. His men are waiting for their leader to give the order to kill, but he can't bring himself to do that.
So he confiscates Drew's equipment and takes him prisoner; but having Drew naked and at his mercy proves far more challenging than he'd anticipated, and then, there are others forces at play.
Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Stealing My Heart anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.
Reader Advisory: This book contains some scenes of bondage.
Rising architectural superstar Marek makes a stupid mistake in hooking up with a Facebook friend for a fling. His careless behaviour soon devastates his marriage to his loyal husband, Drago. Marek wants to prove more than anything that he loves Drago and begs him for forgiveness. He books a trip to the Greek Islands with Drago, who feels vulnerable and certain the vacation is a mistake.
However, Marek soon shows a lot of the attentiveness he hasn't been lately and Marek starts to believe that maybe things can work out.
Taking a cruise through the Ioanian Islands however doesn't seem to be the best idea. What if he needs to cut and run? He isn’t sure he wants to be with Marek anymore, let alone be stuck on a boat in the middle of nowhere.
Just as he starts to relax and enjoy the timeless beauty of the island of Zakynthos as Marek begins to convince him of his remorse, the two men are abducted by pirates on an isolated white-gold sandy cove called Shipwreck Bay...or are they?
Geeky Mitchell Dykins loves his new job as marketing manager for a wrestling federation's participants. After creating a huge online campaign for his company's wrestlers, he befriends the most fearsome warrior of them all, Whip "Mudshark" Jackson. Whip is so thrilled with Mitchell's work, he demands that the company create a wrestling persona for Mitchell and therefore he'll get his own trading card. Mitchell is tickled. This is all good, right?
Unfortunately Mitchell soon finds himself transformed into his wrestling persona, "Mudpit Madman". When he starts waking up covered in mud, Mudshark lying beside him, he begins to worry. The worst of it is when he defeats Mudshark who then puts a contract out on Mudpit.
Whip claims he knows nothing about what his alter ego is doing. He likes Mitchell. But his muddy wrestling character seems to have a mind of his own...can he be telling the truth?
Is Mitchell completely nuts to still like a guy who probably wants him dead?
Reader Advisory: After reading this book you may feel an urge to eat mud pie — and don't be surprised if you find traces of mud on your floor...
In this exciting, action-packed instalment, Stride and Zero are reunited, and Stride's son is now a teenager who is questioning his sexuality. Things happen fast with the intervention of good and bad entities and an ancient Greek mythological deity.
The planet Earth is re-inventing itself as the three men take up residency in this strange new world. Forgetting the past is a natural human phenomenon, but for the vampire family, it's a dangerous path to tread.
Zero finds his work as a star fleet commander comes in handy as he takes a job flying an air taxi. Stride too finds employment befitting his unusual skill set as the self-deposed king of the underworld.
However, death and danger still lurk and a surprising enemy threatens not only the small family, but all of humanity as evil begins its dark and ugly uprising. Who can they trust and can they survive this latest threat?
Reader Advisory:This book is part of a serial and is best read in sequence.
Chapter Three sees Zero taken captive in a terrifying underground warren for blood slaves. He encounters a surprising jailer in charge of ‘milking' the blood donors for the vampire queen. Zero seems doomed to a painful fate until he is rescued by Stride.
On the run now from his captors who badly want Zero's blood, the two vampires find deadly traps with almost every step. Even so, Zero alternately resists and embraces Stride's sexual dominance. Becoming lovers finally, their passion rages quickly, but soon turns to panic with their savage jailer hot on their trail. The strange planet on which they have become stranded reveals new and increasingly weird elements, including a huge passenger ship on which they sail to safety...or do they?
Reader Advisory: This book is part of an ongoing serial series, best read in order as it continues.
Phillip Sedgwick is a lawyer who works for an unusual law firm: Arden, Bainbridge, Chinook and Damek is the supernatural world's most prestigious company, protecting, and often prosecuting, members of the supernatural world for various crimes and infractions. His latest case involves the owner of Fabulous Cupcakes, Daine Paradis, who has been accused of abuse of his superpowers.
Daine is proud that he's been able to keep his father's bakery going and has made it a huge success. Weird things start happening, and hard work no longer seems enough to stay in business. When he meets Phillip the sparks fly, but will the two men be able to solve the case before everything goes up in flames?
Reader Advisory: This book contains mouth-watering descriptions of cupcakes and hot references to other foods.
Avenging Heart, follows Jason and Tinder's adventures in Honolulu in 1947.
The war is over, but the islands are slow to heal from the devastating ravages of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Jason and Tinder are part of the rebuilding effort. Tinder's stepmother is spearheading a growing movement of housewives who are keen to help their husbands bring home the bacon—it's a time of remembrance, hard work, fancy clothing, Tupperware and other intriguing new inventions.
Tinder and Jason, the proud parents of their five-year old son, Christopher, are shattered when his birth mother's family challenges their legal adoption of the child. His mother, Melody, a former working prostitute on Hotel Street, had been murdered, her sins long buried...until now.
The surprising discovery of her killer and the couple's desire, both for vengeance and to maintain the loving home Christopher has always known, make for nonstop twists and turns of Tinder's Avenging Heart.
As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry Dresden never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.
Mab has traded Harry’s skills to pay off a debt. And now he must help a group of villains led by Harry’s most despised enemy, Nicodemus Archleone, to break into a high-security vault so that they can then access a vault in the Nevernever.
Problem is, the vault belongs to Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld. And Dresden is dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess...
J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.
Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Old vampires, roused from deep slumber in the earth, are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn their kin in cities across the globe, from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to San Francisco. Left with little time to spare, a host of familiar characters including Louis de Pointe du Lac, Armand, and even the vampire Lestat, must embark on a journey to discover who—or what—is driving this mysterious being.
Swan is a nine-year-old Idaho girl following her struggling mother from one trailer park to the next when she receives visions of doom—something far wider than the narrow scope of her own beleaguered life. In a blinding flash, nuclear bombs annihilate civilization, leaving only a few buried survivors to crawl onto a scorched landscape that was once America.
In Manhattan, a homeless woman stumbles from the sewers, guided by the prophecies of a mysterious amulet, and pursued by something wicked; on Idaho’s Blue Dome Mountain, an orphaned boy falls under the influence of depraved survivalists and discovers the value of a killer instinct; and amid the devastating dust storms on the Great Plains of Nebraska, Swan forms a heart-and-soul bond with an unlikely new companion. Soon they will cross paths. But only Swan knows that they must endure more than just a trek across an irradiated country of mutated animals, starvation, madmen, and wasteland warriors.
Swan’s visions tell of a coming malevolent force. It’s a shape-shifting embodiment of the apocalypse, and of all that is evil and despairing. And it’s hell-bent on destroying the last hope of goodness and purity in the world. Swan is that hope. Now, she must fight not only for her own survival, but for that of all mankind.
A winner of the Bram Stoker Award and a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, Swan Song has become a modern classic, called “a chilling vision that keeps you turning pages to the shocking end” by John Saul and “a long, satisfying look at hell and salvation” by Publishers Weekly.
Ever since his girlfriend left town to deal with her newly acquired taste for blood, Harry Dresden has been down and out in Chicago. He can’t pay his rent. He’s alienating his friends. He can’t even recall the last time he took a shower. The only professional wizard in the phone book has become a desperate man.
And just when it seems things can’t get any worse, in saunters the Winter Queen of Faerie. She has an offer Harry can’t refuse if he wants to free himself of the supernatural hold his faerie godmother has over him—and hopefully end his run of bad luck. All he has to do is find out who murdered the Summer Queen’s right-hand man, the Summer Knight, and clear the Winter Queen’s name.
It seems simple enough, but Harry knows better than to get caught in the middle of faerie politics. Until he finds out that the fate of the entire world rests on his solving this case. No pressure or anything...
When the power-hungry High Lord of Kalare launches a merciless rebellion against the First Lord, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name. And when the ruthless Kalare allies himself with a savage enemy of the realm, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced, poorly equipped legion—the only force standing between Alera and certain doom...
Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer’s mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can’t outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.
Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.
Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Her name is Shae, and she's on the run with her sister. A government group wants to harness their abilities to heal. The KGI wants to help- but can Nathan quiet his soulmate's doubts and convince her that they are meant to face these dangers together?
As Chicago’s only professional wizard, Harry Dresden has had cases that have pitted him against insane necromancers, power-hungry faerie queens, enigmatic dark wizards, fallen angels—pretty much a “who’s who” of hell and beyond—with the stakes in each case ranging from a lone human soul to the entire human race. But not every adventure Harry Dresden undertakes is an epic tale of life and death in a world on the edge of annihilation.
Here, together for the first time in paperback, are the shorter works of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher—a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time.
“One of the giants of urban fantasy…delivers some great stories in this volume…This is a great collection, featuring a hero who's proven himself over and over again, as well as delving into the odd corners of his fascinating and fantastic world. Highly recommended.”—SFRevu
Blair's journey continues with part 2. Blair Griffin has left her old life as everything crashes down around her. She's leaving the safety of her coven for the first time as bounty hunters chase her down. When she meets a mysterious stranger, she hopes he can hide her from all the immortals chasing her. When love blossoms, she hopes to start a new life. But when you're a witch with amazing powers and your father just happens to be Vlad Montour, the Prince of Darkness, life isn't easy. Especially when he puts a hit out on you and wants you dead. Is a new life really possible?
4 authors will each take a different daughter born from the Prince of Darkness, Vlad Montour. (Also known as Vlad the Impaler, an evil villain from history)
Blair – Chrissy Peebles
Jezebel – Kristen Middleton
Victoria – W.J. May
Lotus – C.J. Pinard
This is Blair's story, part 2, by Chrissy Peebles.