“How many times did I think about this moment, wondering if and when I would ever see him again?”
When a stray Golden Retriever puppy steals the bacon right off his table, army veteran turned carpenter Mike Sudbrock takes his new furry friend to the vet. The last thing he expects is for the doctor to be David Parker, his childhood friend and first love.
“All I know is, when we’re together, I know where I belong.”
David’s father forced him into the closet years ago, and now David’s a divorced dad to twin girls. But after an apartment fire leaves him homeless, Mike offers him a place to stay … and it’s soon clear that the pull between them is as strong as ever.
“If I love him, that means I want what is best for him, not what is best for me.”
Overwhelming chemistry isn’t enough to make things easy; David is still caught between his family, his career, and his feelings for Mike. Is he destined to lose the best thing that ever happened to him — again? Or will their shared “puppy love” blossom into something much more?
Denver Hayes is almost as proud to be a NYPD detective as he is of his daughter, though he and her mother divorced three years ago. He’s been partners and best friends with Eugenio for years. Through thick and thin, they always have each other’s backs, and there’s no one else Denver trusts more. But Denver’s desire for more than a bromance with his partner just won’t go away.
Detective Eugenio Mendes is a tough cop who likes gallows humor but loves his expressive, outgoing family – and he counts his cop partner, Denver, as family, too. He’s been best friends with Denver for so long that he’s never considered pursuing something more… besides which, he’s straight. Still, there’s something different about their relationship. If only he could figure out what it is.
When Eugenio’s cousin comes to them bruised and desperate for help, the detectives spring into action. The tension of their job leads to a sudden passion between them that they never saw coming. Can they get past the confusion and lust to become something more? Or will the harsh reality of this case destroy their future together?
Merrick Andean can’t resist his curiosity about the tiger on the island. His visits to Shin become more frequent, until the bond between them is undeniable. For the first time, Shin has the companionship he craves.
But Shin’s illness still troubles him—and when Merry gets pregnant, Rex discovers their secret affair and threatens to send Shin away. Can Merry and Shin make the family both of them long for, or will Shin’s instability force them to live apart?
The hit reality show, Singing Sensation, promises to make its winners big stars – but all Conor Gillis wants is to get out of his small town. It’s not the sort of place where a quiet, eighteen-year-old who loves the Beatles and playing guitar can expect to fit in.
Conor’s also pretty sure he’s the only gay person in town.
Well, except for one other person…
Derek Folsom is the kind of bad influence parents warn you about. He’s tough, rough, and always looking for a fight. He’s the last person anyone would suspect of being gay, in fact he’s likely to punch anyone who does suspect it. So why is he suddenly so interested in Conor?
Conor’s pinning all his hopes on auditioning for a TV show. It’s his only chance to realize his dreams, and escape all of these confusing feelings. But will he be able to find his voice… and his true self?
Pro-snowboarder, Reef Reid, has it all, except the one thing he desperately wants: the girl, the white picket fence and the happily ever after. At the peak of his career, he turns his back on the upcoming season and flies to a tropical island paradise to defrost.
At least that’s where he was supposed to go.
A ticketing mishap has him ending up in Queenstown, New Zealand, famous for its idyllic ski resorts.
Stratford ‘Ford’ Wallace understands attraction to the opposite sex. He’s a true playboy at heart after all; a genuine love ‘em and leave ‘em type. But all that is flipped on its head when the enigmatic Reef Reid literally drops out of the sky.
When a whiteout trapped them together on a mountaintop neither expected the explosive attraction that would spark between them. They’re unable to resist each other, but will they give into temptation? Or will the avalanche that tears through the mountain end them?
The Mechanic and the Surgeon
Ritter Lehman, a hard-driving Miami orthopedic surgeon, can’t find a man who will put up with him, and he won’t slum by dating a “wrench monkey.” Joshua, a young and closeted mechanic, is willing to give Ritter a chance, but doesn’t want to be just another notch on his scalpel.
Reg Tarry, Florida’s closeted Republican presidential candidate, meets Clint, a young, out-and-proud law student who’s been heckling his speeches.
The Pilot and the Professor
James used to have a man in every layover city, but after the crash, he only wants to lounge on the beach and take a college class for fun. The beefy, bearded professor, Claude, just had a crash of his own that scared him away from romance.
The Minister and the Rock Star
Pastor Darius Keen can’t find a man who sees him for him. Heavy metal guitarist Dan Schultz is tired of faking being straight, but doesn’t want to be a notch on some celebrity-chaser’s bedpost. Their initial meeting is a disaster, but their mutual attraction is real.
A sweet gay romance or sweet m/m romance set during the Vietnam War era.
Anderson Lewis is out and proud. A fine looking gay advocate on their college campus, he tries to help everyone be happy with who they are.
After saving Anderson from a particularly rough night, the two learn they’re good as roommates as well as friends. But will time show them that they make better lovers than roommates? With friends like Anderson, will Jason finally be happy with who and what he is?
“Someday, my prince will come.”
Danny is an artist with the best job in the world, creating beautiful things at a bakery called Delicious. Only finding his own personal Prince Charming would make life better, but despite a life-long addiction to happily-ever-after, he doesn’t hold out much hope for that. He’d rather be alone than compromise who he is for men who are only interested if he tones down his flamboyant personality.
“Someday, I’ll find a better life.”
Growing up in a harsh foster care system and serving an unjust prison sentence taught Mace valuable life lessons. Don’t let your feelings show. Trusting people only gets you hurt. It’s okay to want things, but don’t expect to hold onto them. Now Mace keeps to himself, quietly enjoying the work he’s found caring for beautiful things while he saves for a better life.
“It’s you. My better life is you.”
Meeting Danny leads Mace to question everything from his sexuality to the wisdom of trusting someone with his heart, and to want things he’s not sure he believes in. When a series of local robberies lead to his arrest, his faith in what’s possible is put to the test.
Barrett “Bear” Hallinger knows firsthand the heartbreak they can cause. But when an enticing, human scent drifts into the woods before a dark moon run, Bear can’t stop thinking about the man it belongs to. And he’s sure the heat and innocence of it will draw the oversexed shifters in their group like a dinner bell.
Trevor Kallal doesn’t want to go camping. Bickering parents are bad enough, then Barrett comes strolling out of the trees glaring at Trevor like he’s done something wrong. Now, Trevor has to manage not to humiliate himself in front of the hottest man he’s ever seen.
To protect Trevor from the shifters who seduce for sport, Bear has to make them believe Trevor’s already been claimed. Bear won’t love a human–he’s lived by that rule since he was a child. But as he keeps Trevor close to keep him safe, he may learn that some rules were meant to be broken.
Handsome and sheltered from a young age, Paul was never taught to fear love – all types of love.
When he met Kevin he was young and only knew that he felt a true connection.
The two grew into best friends, and when it came time for college there was no question that they would go together.
Finally, free from the grip of their parents they are able to explore the true depth of their feelings within their shared dorm room.
When tragedy strikes and they must separate, can their newly discovered affection withstand the distance?
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I knew back then he was my fated mate, the alpha cop. He rescued us, saved us. But then he went away.
If he doesn’t come back to save me, I have to find him. Can I survive if he rejects me?
But like a moth to a candle, I can’t stay away from the man who can protect me.
A future for the taking
Forced together as we flee across the country, can either of us find happiness with the other?