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Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Nylon, The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more.

“A lyrical work of self-discovery that’s shockingly intimate and insistently universal…Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanently stunning.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post

Poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.
FINALIST for the PULITZER PRIZE
LONG-LISTED for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
WINNER of the LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE
FINALIST for the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
FINALIST for the KIRKUS PRIZE
LONG-LISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL

TOP 10 NOVELS OF THE YEAR -- TIME, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC, Newsday

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Barnes & Noble, BookPage, BuzzFeed, Elle, Financial Times, Huffington Post, Kirkus, NPR, Refinery29, Seattle Times, Shelf Awareness, WBUR's On Point

"Haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization" --Wall Street Journal

"Ambitious and stirring . . . With Imagine Me Gone, Haslett has reached another level." --New York Times Book Review

From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?

When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings -- the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec -- struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence.

Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, this searing, gut-wrenching, and yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family.

With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives.
**2016 Rainbow Award Winning Poly Romance Series**

I have a secret. If it gets out, it could save my village. It will also destroy my life.

My name is Carivel. I was born female, but I've been living as a boy for years in my adoptive village of Draebard, doing a job the elders insist can only be done by a male. Getting too close to anyone risks revealing my birth sex, and if I am discovered, I'll become a pariah--facing exile, or worse. The last thing I ever needed was to fall in love with two unattainable men. The last thing I ever expected was for both of them to love me back.

It's not just me, though. The men I love have secrets, too. Senovo, a eunuch priest, has been hiding his shape-shifting curse, convinced that the wolf inside him is a cold-blooded killer he can't control.

By contrast, Andoc is a fierce warrior and a favorite of the village chieftain. But if his history of male lovers--including Senovo--came to light, that could all change very quickly.

Now, the three of us are embroiled in a desperate bid to unite the ragtag tribes on the island of Eburos against an invasion by the powerful Alyrion Empire. One by one, our secrets are coming out. And it's not merely our own lives at stake--far from it. If the negotiations fall apart, it might just mean the end of everything.

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The award-winning Complete Horse Mistress Collection by USA Today bestselling author R. A. Steffan is an explicitly steamy paranormal ménage romance with a twist, perfect for open-minded MMF/reverse harem fans. If you love noble, damaged protagonists overcoming near-impossible odds to find lasting love and happiness (not to mention smoking hot, tender sex), this series is for you.

Buy the complete boxset right now for more than 50% off the price of the individual books, and begin an emotional, spellbinding journey that will captivate you until the very last word. 

A Southern Living Best New Book of Winter 2019; A Refinery29 Best Book of January 2019; A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 at The Week, Huffington Post, Nylon, and Lit Hub; An Indie Next Pick for January 2019

“Ghost Wall has subtlety, wit, and the force of a rock to the head: an instant classic.”
—Emma Donoghue, author of Room

"A worthy match for 3 a.m. disquiet, a book that evoked existential dread, but contained it, beautifully, like a shipwreck in a bottle.”
—Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker

A taut, gripping tale of a young woman and an Iron Age reenactment trip that unearths frightening behavior

The light blinds you; there’s a lot you miss by gathering at the fireside.

In the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age.

For two weeks, the length of her father’s vacation, they join an anthropology course set to reenact life in simpler times. They are surrounded by forests of birch and rowan; they make stew from foraged roots and hunted rabbit. The students are fulfilling their coursework; Silvie’s father is fulfilling his lifelong obsession. He has raised her on stories of early man, taken her to witness rare artifacts, recounted time and again their rituals and beliefs—particularly their sacrifices to the bog. Mixing with the students, Silvie begins to see, hear, and imagine another kind of life, one that might include going to university, traveling beyond England, choosing her own clothes and food, speaking her mind.

The ancient Britons built ghost walls to ward off enemy invaders, rude barricades of stakes topped with ancestral skulls. When the group builds one of their own, they find a spiritual connection to the past. What comes next but human sacrifice?

A story at once mythic and strikingly timely, Sarah Moss’s Ghost Wall urges us to wonder how far we have come from the “primitive minds” of our ancestors.

The Whitbread Prize–winning author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit delivers a novel that “transports us to something like the future of our own planet” (The Washington Post Book World).
 
On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet—pristine and habitable, like our own was sixty-five million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. Off the air, Billie Crusoe and the renegade Robo sapien Spike are falling in love. Along with Captain Handsome and Pink, they’re assigned to colonize the new blue planet. But when a technical maneuver intended to make it inhabitable backfires, Billie and Spike’s flight to the future becomes a surprising return to the distant past—“Everything is imprinted forever with what it once was.” What will happen when their story combines with the world’s story? Will they—and we—ever find a safe landing place?
 
Playful, passionate, polemical, and frequently very funny, The Stone Gods will change forever the stories we tell about the earth, about love, and about stories themselves.
 
“Scary, beautiful, witty and wistful by turns, dipping into the known past as it explores potential futures.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“[A book] that you don’t so much read as drink in, refuse to put down, cast inside of like a hunting dog, seeking against all odds the insight that will illuminate everything, a true answer to the fix we’re in.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“A vivid, cautionary tale—or, more precisely, a keen lament for our irremediably incautious species.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, bestselling author of Changing Planes

Find This Love is a M/M romance box set of 3 sexy gay love stories featuring steamy, sensual, and sweet male/male romance.

 

From lusty and exciting first times, to new experiences and self-discoveries, to love that ends in happiness ever after, these three gay love romances by M/M romance favorite S. E. Loveless are guaranteed to stimulate you, satisfy you, and leave you smiling at the happy endings.

 

Contained in this 87,000 word, 390 page collection are the books Chance This Fate, Touch This Fire, and Make Me Whole.

 

Also contained is the bonus book Tacking in the Wind.

 

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Chance This Fate

Sometimes, what seems like chance might just be fate…

 

Patrick couldn’t know how much his life would change that dark night.

He saw them beating the poor boy, kicking him while he lay cowering on the ground.

He did the right thing, just being a good Samaritan.

But when he gazed into the auburn eyes of the eighteen year old boy, his heart jumped, and his stomach tightened.

The boy, Colton, was gorgeous, and his sparkling eyes stole Patrick’s breath away.

Instantly, he knew why they were beating the boy, and it broke his heart.

But what else could he do for the boy? He did his duty as a decent man, and saved Colton from a cruel battering.

He never even considered that he’d saved Colton in another way, too.

And he certainly never expected that Colton would, in turn, be his savior…

 

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Colton knew why they were beating him. It was because he was gay.

It wasn’t the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last.

But what he didn’t know was that this time, a man would rescue him.

He certainly didn’t know the man would be so handsome, so protective, so caring.

He’d never thought he’d meet a man like that.

A man he could love.

But love is rarely so simple, and Colton was inexperienced.

Little did he know, he had awakened Patrick, reignited his cooling heart.

Like Patrick had saved him from a vicious attack, Colton was now saving Patrick in his own, special way...

 

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Touch This Fire

He burst through the smoke, larger than life.

The fireman who would be my savior.

He hoisted me over his shoulder, and stole me back from the molten jaws of death.

Shawn was his name.

And when he set me down outside, smoke bellowing out of every window of the building behind him, he took off his mask, and my heart stopped dead.

Those eyes… those beautiful eyes pierced me. Looked right through me.

Looked right into me.

He told me I would be alright, and then stormed back into the building, a tornado of a man.

Shawn looked every bit the hero.

But when they carried him out of the building, blackened and hurt, and sent him careening away in an ambulance…

The heart that he had stopped with those arresting eyes stopped again.

I had to find him.

I had to tell him thank you.

Maybe I could help him.

Little did I know that I would fall in love with him…

…and that he would fall in love with me.

 

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Make Me Whole

I took him in…

I helped to heal him…

But it was he who made me whole…

 

Dan and I were friends from work.

I never thought anything romantic could blossom between us. We went to the movies as friends, never as dates. We went hiking together as friends, never as a couple.

I knew I was missing something in my life… I just didn’t know what. Or who.

Until, one fateful hike, Dan slipped and broke his leg.

I did the best I could, administered what first aid I could, and together, we made it to the hospital.

But he was going to be immobile for a while, and he needed someone to take care of him.

I volunteered. I wanted to help my good friend heal. I took him into my home.

And suddenly, my life felt so much more complete, as though until now I was not whole… just one part.

But I don’t know how Dan feels.

All I know is that I’ll take care of him. I’ll help him heal.

I never expected that it would be him who made me feel whole.

I never expected that, in his own way, he would heal me…

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City novels—the final three of which are collected in this third omnibus volume—stand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium.

“These final days of his San Francisco friends and lovers, gay and straight, are seriously moving…. Maupin deftly illustrates how far America and the pioneering Anna have come, and nearly forty years into the series, his writing remains wildly addictive but is deeper and richer.”—People

The last three novels of Armistead Maupin’s bestselling, critically-acclaimed Tales of the City are now available for the first time as an omnibus edition. The epic series, published between 1978 and 2014, spans the decade before the AIDS crisis through the era of marriage equality following an unforgettable set of characters, whose diverse sexual identities helped set the social stage for the ongoing sexual revolution.

Goodbye Barbary Lane—comprised of Michael Tolliver Lives (2007), Mary Ann in Autumn (2010), and The Days of Anna Madrigal (2014)—brings closure to the lives and legacies of the characters through which generations have found connection to America’s larger cultural struggles over the past four decades.

Joining two companion omnibus volumes, 28 Barbary Lane and Back to Barbary Lane, Goodbye Barbary Lane presents all of “Mr. Maupin’s adeptness at fluid dialogue, his flair for shaping characters who thread the needle between pop archetypes and singular human beings, and his great gift for intricate if occasionally preposterous plotting”(New York Times).

Two Omegas. One kiss. And an Alpha who wasn’t supposed to see it happen…

Nathan
I’m supposed to be an author, but I haven’t finished a book in years. Not since things got out of control. So, to hopefully get back on my feet, I move to a new city, start teaching at college and suddenly find myself intrigued by two Omegas that pass me by every morning.
One day, on a whim, I follow them and see something I shouldn’t have seen. A kiss. A beautiful kiss. And it’s the start of a journey I never expected to make…

Zeke
I fled from the arranged marriage my parents set up for me and I was ready to give up on love entirely, and then my best friend saved his younger Omega brother, Wes, from a bad situation and suddenly I was falling, head over heels. It’s amazing to be at Wes’ side and to see him flourish, even if our relationship is a little complicated, we’re making it work. Maybe love isn’t so bad after all.
What I hadn’t counted on was the Alpha walking into the cafe, and the way my eyes keep getting drawn to him...

Wes
After my brother saved me from my abusive ex, I’m getting my feet back under me. I’m finally doing the things I was never able to do, like having a job and going to college. It’s not easy to combine it with caring for my four children. But with my Omega boyfriend Zeke and my brother’s family at my side, we make it work, they’re all the people I’ll ever need.
Until, one morning, an Alpha walks into the cafe that I work at, and he asks Zeke and me out on a date, together...


This volume includes all eight of the novellas in the Omegas’ Destined Alpha series: The Baristas’ Surprise, The Alpha’s Mistake, The Mates’ Choice, The Family’s Threat, The Lovers’ Offence, The Friends’ Support, The Parents’ Strength and The Omegas’ Destiny. These stories take place in the non-shifter Omegaverse Mates World and contain mpreg (male-pregnancy).

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