Julian Nash should be excited: he’s just earned a huge promotion at work and is going out to celebrate. But his happiness fades when he discovers his date cheating on him an hour before. Suddenly alone when everyone knows he’s supposed to have a plus one, Julian is set for a long night until longtime acquaintance Ryan Dean bails him out of the embarrassing situation. During dinner, they discover they have more than just friendship between them: there is mutual admiration and heated attraction. But getting to know Ryan better—and finding a place in his life—will bring Julian frightening surprises and paranormal danger he never expected or dreamed existed.
Malic Sunden is in hell—only not literally... yet. As a warder, Malic is used to fighting demons and squaring off against all kinds of creatures from the pit, but this year he’s facing a new and terrifying prospect: Christmas holidays with his much-younger boyfriend and his family.
He loves Dylan, his hearth, but Dylan’s parents, the Shaws, are another story. They think Malic is a cradle-robber, among other things. At least their neighbor, Brad, seems to like him. Then again, maybe not. When Malic gets offered to a demon who wipes his memory of everything but Dylan’s name, it will take all Malic has to escape his new life in a hell dimension and return to the man he calls home.
When Sivan asks for a divorce, Walter doesn’t know how to say no. They separate, but while Sivan sees the relationship as over, Walter sees only a temporary setback. He has never lost his passion for Sivan and decides he has to say something before he ends up loving his husband in silence for the rest of his life.
Cyrus Benning is a successful neurosurgeon, so details are never lost on him. He spotted the prince in a broken-down bull rider's clothing from day one. But watching Weber walk out on him keeps getting harder, and he’s not sure how much more his heart can take. Now Cyrus has one last chance to prove to Weber that it's not Weber's job that makes him Cyrus's perfect man, it's Weber himself. With the help of his sister's newly broken family, he’s ready to show Weber that the home the man’s been searching for has always been right there, with him. Cyrus might have laid down an ultimatum once, but now it's turned into a vow—he's never going to let Weber out of his life again.
Carver loves Peter, but he's fully aware that six months doth not a commitment make. Carver wants to make the relationship last forever, but he’ll have to leave their life in Chicago to take care of the family he loves. He wants to do it with Peter by his side, but going from the city of Chicago to tiny Colt, Kentucky is a big change.
Carver has only one Christmas wish: Please, oh please, let Peter fall enough in love with Carver's family to follow Carver home.
Most people would say being stranded in the villa of Spanish shipping magnate Miguel García Arquero on the beautiful isle of Ibiza wasn’t such a bad deal. But Hudson Barber isn’t one of them. To him, being stuck without a passport in a foreign country far from home is a nightmare, made worse by the fact that the person who did the stranding was his flighty twin brother.
Unwilling to turn Dalvon in for identity theft, Hudson is forced to wait, but meanwhile he discovers the chance to rehabilitate Miguel’s failing local businesses—enterprises left to Dalvon’s inexperienced care. The flagging ventures are a badly wrapped gift from heaven, and if Hudson can turn them around, he might be able to leverage the experience to finish his MBA.
Then Miguel returns to Ibiza, and instead of finding a boy toy, he discovers Hudson has turned his cold villa into a warm, welcoming home. Miguel’s path is clear: convince Hudson to lay down his defenses and let love in.
Glenn Holloway’s predictable life ended the day he confessed his homosexuality to his family. As if that wasn’t enough, he then poured salt in the wound by walking away from the ranch he’d grown up on, to open the restaurant he’d always dreamed of. Without support from his father and brother, and too proud to accept assistance from anyone else, he had to start from scratch. Over time things worked out: Glenn successfully built a strong business, created a new home, and forged a life he could be proud of.
Despite his success, his estrangement from the Holloways is still a sore spot he can’t quite heal, and a called-in favor becomes Glenn’s worst nightmare. Caught in a promise, Glenn returns to his roots to deal with Rand Holloway and comes face-to-face with Mac Gentry, a man far too appealing for Glenn’s own good. It could all lead to disaster—disaster for his tenuous reconnection with his family and for the desire he didn’t know he held in his heart.
Boone Walton has tried hard to create some distance between himself and his past. He's invested in his new life, his New Orleans art gallery, and his friendship with Scott Wren. Things finally seem to be settling down to normal, and Boone couldn’t be happier.
Chef Scott Wren wants much more than normal with Boone. He wants to raise things to the next level, but Boone is terrified—and not because of the ghost in Scott’s apartment or Scott’s relatives. No, Boone's past is about to pay him a visit, and the only thing that can get between Boone, Scott, and a hinky recipe for chocolate mousse found in a curious cookbook is the river of pain Boone had to swim across to get to this side of The Big Easy. There’s a secret behind the ingredients, though—one that might reveal the trust and love that have been missing from Boone’s life.
Gli autori presenti in questa antologia (e i traduttori) hanno donato il loro talento per sostenere il ricovero prolungato di Eric, aiutare TJ a recuperare energie e mostrare a entrambi quanto sono amati. Grand Adventures raccoglie storie di tutti i tipi che hanno in comune il cammino dell’amore. Ci stiamo imbarcando in una grande avventura a sostegno di una nobile causa, vi ringraziamo per averci seguito.
La totalità degli introiti di questo volume è destinata a Eric e TJ.
Prefazione, di S.A. McAuley
Prologo, di Brandon Witt
Qualcosa di inaspettato, di John Amory
Merendine combustibili, di J.E. Birk
Semplici desideri, di Tempeste O’Riley
Quel che volete, di Tinnean
Aria (Strade #1.75 million), di Garrett Leigh
Soggetto a cure, di Zahra Owens
L’acqua che scorre, di Mia Kerick
Amore e amicizia, di CR Guiliano
Vicini di pianerottolo, di C.C. Dado
Dottore per caso, di Phoenix Emrys
Più che amici, di Sophie Bonaste
La mostra, di Andrea Speed
Verdetto finale, di Cardeno C.
Guardia e ladri, di Rhys Ford
Per la vita e la morte, di Mary Calmes
Testimone protetto, di Dawn Kimberly Johnson
Treno d’autunno, di Jaime Samms
A nudo, di Shae Connor
Stalking: 30 e lode, di Moria McCain
Sotto la luna piena, di Ellis Carrington
Sabbia e briciole, di Sue Brown
Un ateo e un istruttore di yoga entrano in un bar, di Rowan McAllister
L’ultimo primo bacio, di LE Franks
Il corridore, di KC Burn
Kid & Kid, di Madison Parker
Domani, di John Goode
Una spintarella di umana bontà, di Amy Lane
Deputy US Marshals Miro Jones and Ian Doyle are now partners on and off the job: Miro’s calm professionalism provides an ideal balance to Ian’s passion and quick temper. In a job where one misstep can be the difference between life and death, trust means everything. But every relationship has growing pains, and sometimes Miro stews about where he stands with his fiery lover. Could the heartstrings that so recently tied them together be in danger of unraveling?
Those new bonds are constantly challenged by family intrusions, well-intentioned friends, their personal insecurities, and their dangerous careers—including a trial by fire when an old case of Miro’s comes back to haunt them. It might just be enough to make Ian rethink his decision to let himself be tied down, and Miro can only hope the links they’ve forged will be strong enough to hold.
Stefan Joss connait une période difficile. Non seulement, il doit se rendre au Texas, en plein été, pour le mariage de sa meilleure amie, Charlotte, dont il est le témoin, mais on le charge en plus de négocier un marché de plusieurs millions de dollars. Pire encore, il se retrouve face à face avec un homme qu’il espérait bien de jamais revoir : Rand Holloway, le frère ainé de Charlotte.
Stefan et Rand se détestent depuis le jour de leur première rencontre, aussi Stefan a-t-il du mal à croire à la trêve que lui propose son ennemi juré. Peu à peu, leur hostilité mutuelle se transforme en passion dévorante. Malgré ses doutes devant une volte-face aussi brutale, Stefan décide de faire confiance à Rand, et de lui donner une chance de prouver sa sincérité.
Leur entente est vite menacée : le marché que Stefan devait négocier tourne mal, et la propriétaire du ranch qu’il devait acquérir au nom de sa boite est assassinée. À sa grande surprise, Stefan est désormais en danger...
Stefan Joss no puede ganar. Además de tener que ir a Texas en mitad del verano para ser el “hombre de honor” en la boda de su mejor amiga, Charlotte, debe cerrar al mismo tiempo un negocio de millones de dólares. Y, para empeorarlo más, se queda desconcertado al llegar y encontrarse al hombre que Charlotte había prometido que no estaría allí: su hermano, Rand Holloway.
Stefan y Rand han sido enemigos desde que se conocieron, así que Stefan se queda atónito cuando una tregua temporal reemplaza la hostilidad habitual por una química instantánea. Aunque desconfía de esos inesperados sentimientos, Stefan se ve influenciado por la confesión sincera de Rand y decide darle una oportunidad.
Pero su incipiente romance se ve amenazado cuando los negocios de Stefan sufren un revés: la dueña del rancho que debe conseguir para su empresa es asesinada. Y Stefan se lleva la mayor sorpresa de su vida cuando descubre que él mismo también corre peligro.
Change of Heart: Book Two
Jin Rayne is having trouble adjusting to the new life he’s supposed to love. Instead of adapting to being the mate of tribe leader Logan Church, Jin can't get past the fact that his lover was straight before they met. He's discovered the joy in belonging to Logan but fears his new life could disappear at a moment’s notice, despite Logan's insistence that they are forever, end of story.
Jin wants to trust Logan, but that desire will be put to the test both by a rival tribe leader and by a startling revelation about Jin's existence. At stake is Jin's life and his place in the tribe. If he's going to survive to see Logan again, he'll have to release his fear and freely accept the bond, for only then can he truly trust.
Eoin Thral es un guardián de una dimensión alternativa, y una vez que conduce a Jude a través del velo que separa sus mundos, se transforma en un hermoso e inmenso hombre conocido por sus habilidades en el combate, pero no por su capacidad de amar. Jude se encuentra inmerso en el mundo de Eoin, y tendrá que luchar la batalla de su vida para asegurar un futuro feliz para ambos.
Dreo has bigger problems than getting Nate to see him as a potential partner. He’s raising his nephew, trying to leave his unsavory job, and starting his own business, a process made infinitely more difficult when a series of hits takes out some key underworld players. Still, Dreo is determined to build a life he can be proud of—a life with Nate as a cornerstone. A life that is starting to look like exactly what Nate has been seeking. Unfortunately for Dreo—and for Nate—the last hits were just part of a major reorganization, and Dreo’s obvious love for Nate has made him a target too.
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Dos años después de cabalgar hacia el ocaso con Rand Holloway, el dueño de un rancho, Stefan Joss ha hecho las paces provisionalmente con su nueva vida, enseñando en una facultad de la comunidad. Pero el río del verdadero amor jamás fluyó tranquilo. Rand quiere que él se quede en casa, pero Stef quiere una estrategia de huída en caso de que Rand decida echarlo en algún momento. Finalmente, después de reconocer lo injusto que estaba siendo, Stef se compromete, y Rand está como loco de contento.
Cuando Stef tiene la oportunidad de probar su devoción, no lo duda, a pesar de arriesgar su vida en el proceso, y Rand aprovecha la oportunidad para mostrarles a todos que a veces las mejores sorpresas de la vida suceden después del ocaso.
Jon Slade finally met his mate, but instead of it being the happiest day of his life, it became the saddest when wolf shifter Kelvin MacCurdy chose his obligations over their fated bond, leaving Jon to pick up the pieces of his shattered dreams. Lucky for him, Roman Howell, his boss and the owner of L’Ange, saw promise in the forlorn lion and put him to work so he wouldn’t have time to sit around and lick his wounds while he waited for his wounded spirit to heal.
Then the wolves make an official visit to L’Ange, and Jon finds out Kelvin’s pining for him is taking its toll on his position as the king’s champion. Though Kelvin’s training and the expectations of others steer him toward an intended mate, Jon has an unbreakable hold on his heart, and it’s no longer possible for Kelvin to keep himself from where he truly belongs.
But the conclave brings more than Kelvin to the château. It also brings a challenge to jackal alpha Quade Danas, a threat that Quade and Roman, Arman and Linus, and Jon and Kelvin may have to fight in order to keep L’Ange’s family intact. Jon never wanted to lead a pride, but the loyalty and devotion to one is ingrained in him. Kelvin was raised to punish anyone who questioned his king, but the calling to protect others runs through his veins just as deeply. To come out on the other side of the battle together, Jon and Kelvin will have to hold the darkness of solitary pride and broken hearts at bay—and find strength in belonging to something bigger than themselves.
Change of Heart: Book Three
Jin Rayne is still growing into his frightening new powers as a nekhene cat and his place as reah of Logan Church’s tribe when he learns that a sepat, an honor challenge, has been called. Logan, who has never wanted to do anything but lead his small-town tribe, must travel around the world to Mongolia and fight to become the most powerful leader in the werepanther world.
Logan won’t be the only one making the journey. As his mate, Jin must fight with him to honor his commitment to Logan, his culture, and his tribe. But the trial is long, involving a prolonged separation between the two men, and Logan’s humanity is at stake. In order to make it through the nightmarish sepat, Jin and Logan must accept their fates, trust each other, and honor the vows between them no matter the cost.