“I might be alone, but at least I’m safe.”
Martin Painter has been a recluse since his parents died when he was seventeen. Material things can’t patch the holes in his heart. When his sister drags him to a charity auction, the last thing he expects to win is a date with a handsome stranger. He can feel the attraction starting, but he’s too awkward for a platonic “date,” let alone real love.
“Do you ever wonder if you made a wrong turn somewhere?”
Charity owner Travis Cole throws an auction to scrape together extra funds. Up on the auction block? Haute cooking lessons and a dinner with himself. He never thought the winner would be a man. And he never expected to care so much about the soft-spoken, sad-eyed loner who won him.
“We’ve both got too much to lose, don’t we?”
They aren’t sure they’re capable of love. But they can’t deny it: there’s something between them as powerful as gravity, even if it’s just a desire to help one another let go of the past. While Travis teaches Martin how to cook, can they teach each other to be happy?
Burned by a hoax that nearly ended his career, Josh–a veterinarian and retired cryptozoologist–has been in hiding from the rest of the Bigfoot hunting community for years. He’s also been hiding from Dorian, his ex-partner and ex-boyfriend. His life is boring, but at least it’s normal.
The big break Dorian’s been waiting for has finally happened–someone brought back a sasquatch body, and this is his opportunity to complete his life’s work. The only person he trusts to do the autopsy and validate the find isn’t speaking to him, but he’s sure Josh will do this one last favour for a man he once promised to spend his entire life with.
After the discovery of one body, Josh and Dorian take to the wilderness in the hopes of bringing in a live specimen, unsure where they stand with the other after years of being out of contact. They were in love and happy once, but it’s not certain they could even be friends now. Will they find more out there than the fabled missing link? Or will this expedition prove to be the final nail in the coffin of both their careers and their relationship?
“I never thought they’d lie to me.”
Child actor Ethan Summer’s only downtime was at their Florida beachfront house. His closest friend was Luis, their maid’s son… until Ethan’s parents whisked him away so Luis couldn’t sell him out to the tabloids. Now a closeted A-list actor at twenty-three, Ethan’s parents force him out of a family, job, money, and home. There’s only one place he can run.
“I know what grief looks like.”
Luis Fitzgerald was supposed to make something of himself, but when his mother got sick, his dreams were traded for hard ranch work. After she died, he secretly took over her housekeeping work. The Summers haven’t visited since his first love left him without a word, and he needs the job. When gorgeous, expressive Ethan stumbles in, he’s everything Luis never stopped wanting and everything he fears.
“You aren’t responsible for keeping me safe.”
Old feelings and wounds are hard to ignore. Once-coddled Ethan has to stand up for himself when he can barely make soup. Can they forgive and support each other in the glare of camera lenses, or will their fears keep their worlds apart?
Florian has been trying to get rid of his angel powers ever since he lost his last charge in an accident that was entirely his fault. Until one night, he meets a sexy man with purple hair on the roof of the bar and he wants nothing more but to spend the night with him.
Seth has been wearing his demon brand for years. The price to pay to bring his band to the top. But these days, life is nothing but a drag, so even though he has to protect his rock star image, he goes to a gay bar, hoping to find some solace. When he climbs up to the roof to take look over the city at night, a beautiful man proposes to spend the night together, and for the first time in years, he accepts. Is this a mistake, or is there more hidden behind the eyes of the beautiful stranger?
The plan was only for the night, but will the men be able to let each other go, especially after the secrets they reveal the next morning?
But all that changes when he meets Mason, an older man who owns his own record label. Mason thinks Caleb is beyond talented and after a rather unique meeting, he invites him to the studio to discuss a record deal.
Mason leads Caleb to question everything he once thought he knew about his life. He’s interested in him, but he’s going to have to accept that he’s gay if he wants to find his happy ending.
Aston Winkler’s steampunk guitar mods are all the rage with musicians and he’s got invites to every hot party in town. Too bad he’d rather be listening to garage bands than networking in a penthouse. From his 6’7″ vantage point, Aston has no problem spotting Dylan at the crowded SXSW party. Getting his boyfriend back? That’s a tall order.
Until he tangles with a man who plays by totally different rules.
Dante Orsino has been raised in the old ways of honor, loyalty and respect of the business. His role as mafia underboss is more than just a job. It also makes him an heir to one of the biggest families in the Southern Territories.
When Carlos meets Dante and plays a silly game, their weekend tryst sparks a deadly cartel war.
For Dante there’s no other life except – the life. And he wants Carlos in his. But in the New World, a gay man is a dead man. Can he find a way to keep everything he loves and stay alive?
Falling in love with one of his clients wasn’t in the game plan, but Declan can’t seem to help himself. Killian Hamilton is sweet and kind, with a stutter Declan can’t help but find adorable. Surely, if anyone could overlook Declan’s choice of employment, it would be a kindhearted man like Killian.
What Declan doesn’t count on is Killian’s connection to one of the brothel’s regular clients, or the way his love life is about to blow up in his face.
Straight Guys collection of eleven standalone novellas, books 1-11 in Steve Milton’s Straight Guys series:
What We Did In Bangkok
Best buds Mike and Bryan travel to Bangkok for a week of freedom away from their wives. After some beers and a very personal conversation, their Bangkok trip becomes the vacation of a lifetime.
Squeezing through a tight hallway with Pedro awakens Steve’s hidden desires and brings back the passion he thought he’d lost.
A straight reporter has no specific plan for his trip to Cuba, until a beach massage leads to a Cuban revolution.
As their mentoring relationship becomes intimate, Jonas insists he isn’t gay, but Ken isn’t worried about labels.
Ohio Full Monty
After layoffs at the auto plant, Mike halfheartedly falls into dancing at Hard Candy, a male strip club.
Camboys (No Homo)
When his online fan’s story doesn’t add up, Kevin realizes that his true love has been nearby all along.
Daniel Cohen and his sociopathic boss Nick are closeted gay used car salesmen in 1990s West Virginia. Once their hate is exhausted, they can only find love.
Bryson can’t ride on until he – and his bike – are in decent condition again. Wesley puts him up overnight. Their chemistry blossoms and, as they learn about each other, they are inspired by each other’s strengths. If the trend sticks, Wesley will come out to his intimidating cop father. If his confidence grows, Bryson will press charges against his ex.
Best of all, if they find strength and courage in each other, they might also find love!
This box set includes:
When Bryant is matched to his straight best friend, he’ll do anything to keep Cade from finding out the truth.
A college freshman and his professor attempt to deny their fated connection.
Mail Order Husbands
The pack alpha’s mate is pulled out of prison and delivered to his door.
Greater than Fate
Jarvis and Ford slowly build a relationship, even though Ford has already written to the agency.
Diago searches for love while Raymond only wants sex. An unexpected pregnancy complicates matters.
Bailey’s irrational obsession with a rock star leads him to realize that they’re mates.
After Samuel is told his mate is dead, he finds out the omega is actually alive and in his town.
Stefan seeks out his alpha, only to find out he’s already in a passionless marriage.
The Fated Date Agency has closed, and one alpha will go to any lengths to find his mate.