Commitment by Cait Forester and Brian C. Palmer

commitment: noun. an obligation restricting one’s freedom of action.

Trevor Tully isn’t what you’d call a perfect boyfriend. Mostly because he isn’t anyone’s boyfriend. The king of love ’em and leave ’em, he doesn’t allow anyone to get under his skin – and so far he’s even managed to convince himself that he likes it that way.

commitment: noun. the promise to be loyal to someone.

Jack Wyatt has never had a boyfriend. He’s never had much of anything, really, except for an empty house full of painful memories and a job at his hometown library. That and one long-ago crush on the jock who saved him from a crew of bullies and then disappeared from his life for six years: Trevor Tully.

When Trevor returns to his tiny hometown for the first time since he left for college six years ago, he feels like a stranger – ungrounded and unwanted, just like the stray dog that haunts his footsteps when he takes a walk to escape his parents’ house. But when Jack agrees to take the dog in – and Trevor, too – neither of them are prepared for the tantalizing consequences. Can they find a forever home together?

Laced Fates by Hawke Oakley

Blake hates being an omega. He would give anything to be free from what he considers a weakness and predetermined fate. He doesn’t want to mate with an alpha, and he especially doesn’t want children… Or so he thought.

Damian is the son of a powerful alpha, and has inherited the alpha blood himself. Problem is, he doesn’t want it either. And he especially doesn’t believe in the myth of “fated mates.”

A whirlwind of events tie Blake and Damian together, and now it’s up to them to forge their own destinies… but will they be too proud to see what’s right in front of them?

Duke’s Baby Deal by Ann-Katrin Byrde

All his life, Bram’s been told what he would be, and what he would do. No one ever gave a thought to what Bram might want. For an omega, there’s only one career option—a mate, pups, and looking after the household. But Bram wants more. Adventure and excitement and romance, and something different than being a mate and a bearer. He wants to be a person in his own right, but shifter culture has closed that door on him. With nothing else to occupy him, he flirts and teases with all the alphas, but the one he wants, he can’t figure out how to get. Until one of his more dangerous suitors goes too far, and Bram finds himself in a situation that could ruin him for life.

Until Duke steps in with an offer of a respectable mating and a father for Bram’s future pups, and everything Bram wanted is somehow now within reach—including the mate he’d been dreaming of. But all gifts come with trials, and both Duke and Bram have difficult paths to tread on the way to happiness.

The Runaway Father by Parker Avrile

Out of the closet, free to be himself for the first time in his life, rock star Stoney has fallen hard for a younger musician.

Carlin wants no part of the spotlight. He’s an artist. Being with a famous man like Stoney is a challenge, especially for a guy with anxiety. But there’s a sweet side to Stoney that not everybody gets to see. Carlin can’t stay away.

Together, Carlin and Stoney can overcome any obstacle. The gutter press is a nuisance, but they won’t let trashy gossip pull them apart.

And then they face the toughest challenge yet, when Stoney learns he’s the father to the son he never knew he had.

The Lies We Tell by Beau Bishop

A college boy with a promise…
Emerson Woods has followed his parents wishes all through high school and through three years of college. One more year to go and he would be able to go to any graduate school in the world on their dime, at least that’s what he was promised.

A graduating man with a plan…
Jonathan Trembly is a level-headed man far from his home of Wales. After graduation, there’s only two things he wants –to be home again and to have his man by his side.

A love that won’t be denied…
Emerson’s parents conspire to keep their son in the States and under their thumb, but when the lie they’ve kept going for years is suddenly brought to light, will Emerson finally break free?

Dirty South: Nick & Quin by Devi Firesong

Can a rugged alpha and a refined omega truly be fated mates?

Nick’s pack is in financial trouble, and their only hope is to merge with the richest pack in the South: The Redfords. Nick will have his pick of the three omega sons to mate with, but he’s not so sure he’s ready for such a drastic change in his life. That is, until he meets the youngest omega, Quin.

Life’s been rough on Quin, and it looks like it’s only going to get worse. His father is so desperate for an alpha heir that he’s considering merging with one of the most notorious packs in town. Quin already has to lock himself up because of his frequent heats, and now his limited peace is about to be invaded by a pack of backwoods wolves. He can’t imagine this being a good thing, but then he sets eyes on Nick.

Nick and Quin are intrigued by one another’s differences, but will their opposite upbringings draw them closer or drive them apart? Can Quin see past Nick’s rustic exterior? And can Nick help Quin recover from the pain of his past?

Point Pleasant by Jen Archer Wood

Ben Wisehart grew up in the idyllic town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. An early encounter with the supernatural shaped his worldview and served as the catalyst for his career as a bestselling horror writer.

Ben left Point Pleasant at the age of twenty. Thirteen years after abandoning his home, he returns to the town to investigate the apparent reemergence of the terrifying creature responsible for his childhood nightmares.

In Point Pleasant, Ben is confronted not only by the town’s resident monster, the Mothman, but also by his former best friend, Sheriff Nicholas Nolan.

Together, Ben and Nicholas uncover the mystery of the monster in the woods and discover that the ghosts that haunt us are sometimes made of flesh and blood.

And sometimes, they lead us home.

Northern Lights by T.T. Kove

It was supposed to be a three week holiday—but it turned into so much more.

Varg doesn’t particularly want to go to Svalbard, but it seems if he’s ever going to meet his best friend again, he has to. Because Andreas has settled down into his new job and his new life, and he doesn’t have time to come visit Varg in Oslo to have some fun.

So there’s only one option—Varg has to go to him. Except there’s shit-all to do in an arctic wasteland. But he hadn’t expected Jonathan.

Jonathan fucks around with everyone—that’s not a secret. So when Andreas’s small, slender, eyeliner-wearing friend comes for a visit, he’s not opposed to a little tumble in bed, no matter how annoying he thinks Varg is. But Jonathan’s got one rule: no kissing. It’s just that Varg doesn’t like playing by the rules.

Neither wants something more than a fling—but what they want isn’t always what they get. Lines blur and rules fly out the window, except it is only temporary; Varg has a life to get back to and Jonathan’s got a business to run.

But when their hearts have been dragged into it, what then?

His Alpha’s Alpha by Casey Cameron

Ethan has been flirting with Nick, the hot alpha photographer who visits his coffee shop, for a few weeks when they make an accidental connection that throws Ethan into an early heat. With an alpha at his side, dealing with his heat should be a simple matter, but there’s just one problem: arrogant alpha Corey Masters, real estate heir, reality TV star, tabloid regular…and Nick’s boyfriend.

Nick wants Ethan, and Ethan wants Nick. Corey wants nothing to do with omegas, but there’s no way in hell he’s going to leave his lover alone with a stranger. Could there be a future for the three of them, or will two alphas be too many for Ethan to handle?

Omega Rising by Jules Finley

War has forced Liam Tilden to become someone he’s not—and his secrets threaten to tear what’s left of his family apart.

Blackmailed into enlisting in secret military operation Project Alpha, Liam’s life is no longer his own. All that keeps him going is knowing that his compliance keeps his twin brother safe from the truth.

But when Liam meets Omega soldier Jaime Sullivan and feels the instant bond between them, protecting his brother is not enough. He must keep Jaime safe from the dangers lurking beneath Project Alpha’s surface, no matter the cost.

Project Alpha is the last chance Jaime Sullivan has to change who he is.

Outcast by his family after being dragged out of the closet, Jaime turns to Project Alpha with the hopes it will erase his past. But when gorgeous Alpha soldier Liam Tilden takes him to bed and gets him pregnant, there’s no escaping the truth—

He’ll never be who his family wants him to be.

The enemy is at their doorstep, and with a new life on the way, there’s a lot to lose. But the biggest obstacle Jaime and Liam face might not be the war—but the secrets they keep from each other.

Imperfect Game by Declan Rhodes

“The perfect game, when it happens, is the only perfect thing in baseball.”

Lincoln Kirby has accomplished nearly everything a major league baseball rookie can hope to accomplish. He even won Rookie of the Year honors. Unfortunately, that one perfect thing, the perfect game, eluded him. He pitched one in high school with his father as coach, and his father hopes to see one in the big leagues. With that weight on his shoulders, Lincoln Kirby returns home at the request of the new coach.

“Those who can’t play, coach.”

It’s a cliche, but for Hudson Wiley, there is some truth. He was always just one step away from real success in baseball. Now he has taken on a high school team with a legacy as its new coach. The team produced the current Rookie of the Year in the major leagues.

“I’m not good at relationships. In fact, they may be my Achilles heel.”

Lincoln Kirby returns home and can’t take his eyes off the new coach. He checks for the ring, and then he checks for more key details. Hudson Wiley is a real prospect, but does he deserve the rollercoaster ride of a relationship with Lincoln Kirby?

Delaney and the Autumn Masque by Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon

Delaney, former pickpocket and now a member of the Andrews theater clan, performs magic tricks as Billbo the Magnificent. Hired to entertain at a fancy dress ball, the magician is struck by the lurking, dramatic figure of the Grim Reaper. He follows Death to a quiet room for a glorious, lustful encounter.

With his identity hidden, impoverished gentleman Bartholomew Bancroft dares to indulge in an out-of-character moment to quench his forbidden yearning for another man’s touch. But in the light of day, he can’t dismiss his memories of the mysterious magician or a craving to see him again.

Bartholomew enlists the dexterous conjurer to teach him to pick pockets. His plan: to retrieve his hand-crafted jewelry taken by a vengeful ex-lover. During the lessons, Bartholomew and Delaney yield to desire, certain their affair will last only until they retrieve Bartholomew’s stolen work.

At another costume ball, the gentleman and the magician work together to foil the thief, but when all masks are abandoned at last, can lasting love remain?

His Kind of Home by Hollis Shiloh

Jack hates the new gardener. Matt was hired by the wizard to repair Jack’s hacking efforts. He’s also blond and perfect, with good looks that make Jack feel uglier than dirt—and fill him with a strange longing.

Jack has never fit in anywhere, belonged anywhere. Hired straight from the orphanage, used to fighting for survival, he’s always longed for family and love.

Now gentle, magical Matt seems willing to be his friend—or more than a friend?

The arrival of caravan travelers turns Jack’s life upside down. They might just be his true family—a family that actually wants him.

Could this be his first real chance at belonging? And if so, where does Matt fit in his new life?

Bromantic by Harper Logan

“What do you say? You down for a nice bromantic evening?”

Roommates since starting college, Terry and Robbie are still best buds as they head into senior year. Although Terry’s a frat jock and Robbie’s the geeky captain of the Quidditch team, they even adopt a puppy together. When the power goes out one stormy evening, Terry is secure enough in his heterosexuality to suggest making a “bromantic” night out of it.

“So you want to play make-believe.”

Robbie plays along, even when the one-off joke turns into a weekly “date night.” But as Terry toes the line of what’s acceptable between two bros, Robbie begins to wonder if his growing feelings are really for pretend.

“Just a couple of straight guys dating each other.”

Will Robbie’s infatuation drive a wedge between them, sending them on different paths after they graduate? Or could their enduring friendship become something greater than either has ever dreamed?

Safety in Numbers by Jessie G

“Bros stick together no matter what.”

When Chris and Liam made that promise, they had no idea how important it would become or how it would be tested in the most brutal way. Nine years later, their bond cemented in blood, that relationship is all they have to hold on to.

“No matter what happens, this friendship will be the one constant we can count on.”

When Billy and Owen made that promise, they knew exactly how dangerous the world could be. They survived prison by protecting each other and they survived freedom by holding that promise sacred. Now they want more than just to survive and they want it from the brothers whose bond is as strong as their own.

“We are stronger together than we’ll ever be apart.”

When Owen reaches his breaking point, Chris jumps at the chance to make things right for all of them. With the future in their grasp, will they realize their strength is in their numbers and finally become the family they crave?

Author’s Note: This is NOT a foursome, but the story of two couples that needed to be told together.