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Cat shifter Luke and rat shifter Preston have had a solid relationship for ten years, but lately, the increasing attacks on their pack and the stress of raising their adopted daughter are highlighting more of their differences than the values they have in common. When they travel to Glenwood to investigate the source of the ancient artifacts tied to the recent violence, tensions in the shifter community—and their relationship—are already running high.

Strangely, this mystery seems tied to the events that brought them together. On their first mission, eighteen-year-old Luke and twenty-one-year-old Preston had to put aside their differences—and back-burner their mutual attraction—to prevent a disaster that would have revealed the existence of shifter kind to humans. 

But how does what’s happening now connect to their past? And can they find the answers their pack, their species, and their relationship need to survive?

 

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The Bard and the Fairy Prince

Tales from the Gemstone Kingdoms
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When Prince Nemirac learns of his heritage, he vows to become the most powerful demon in history. But he can’t do it alone.

Feeling betrayed by his parents’ lies about his true lineage, Nemirac embarks on a quest to visit all five Gemstone Kingdoms and drain the stones of their power to ascend as a new being. But until he obtains that magic, he’s vulnerable.

Enter Janskoller the warrior bard.

Janskoller has just returned to the Gemstone Kingdoms, drawn by stories of broken curses and lands open for travel. He doesn’t expect a pretty young mage to hire him as a bodyguard, but it’s a good gig for a bard—lots of adventure to fuel his stories, and plenty of travel to spread his fame. Besides, Nemirac’s passion and obvious secrets intrigue him. But soon Janskoller realizes the peril of Nemirac’s goal—an end that puts the five kingdoms at risk and corrupts Nemirac into a darker, twisted version of the man Janskoller has come to care about. As the two grow closer, can Janskoller convince Nemirac to abandon his pursuit of power in favor of the deeper, more lasting magic of love?

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When I Grow Up (2nd Ed)

Tales from Foster High | Book Seven
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After graduation, Kyle Stilleno and Brad Graymark move to California to pursue their dreams. But high school sweethearts are called that for a reason, and their love rarely stands up to the test of time. As money, school, sex, and jealousy test their relationship to the breaking point, Kyle and Brad fight to hold on to the love that brought them together.

But when a frantic phone call sends them back to Texas, they discover love and understanding might not be enough this time.


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First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, June 2015.

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A Way Back to Then (2nd Ed)

Tales from Foster High | Book Six
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Snarky yet good-hearted Robbie DeCaro made his first appearance in the pages of Tales from Foster High: End of the Innocence, years after the loss of his first and only love. A New York transplant, Robbie now decides that his work is done in the town of Foster, and the time has come for him to leave Texas. Returning to his childhood home on Long Island, Robbie reunites with his family members. Each using their own unique methods, they try in vain to help Robbie reset to a life he knew before he left it all for the fairy-tale love he found, then tragically lost. He wants to put himself back out there, but the drunks, shallow guys at bars, and fair-weather friends remind him why he left Long Island in the first place.

Can Sebastian convince Robbie he's more than a pretty face and that together, they can rediscover the "after" in "happily ever after"?

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Insquidious Devotion

Sucker For Love Mysteries | Book 7
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Between raising a tiny demigoddess and their private investigation business, Sloane Beaumont and his husband, Loch, have their hands and tentacles full. Unfortunately, they still have to save the world—again.

Sloane and Loch are on their way to a mysterious crime scene when an old god named Cleus attacks. It’s the latest in a long list of potentially apocalyptic crises, and that’s not a coincidence. While some people just want to watch the world burn, local cultists are determined to strike the match. If their plan to awaken an evil god succeeds, they’ll get their wish.
 
With victims magically drowning left and right and the revelation that the old gods are real leading the public into mass panic, Sloane and Loch must gather their friends and family—and a shady local gangster—to solve the mystery and defeat new dangers. But the biggest threat may be one they never saw coming….

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Ein weites Land – Miteinander

Geschichten aus der Ferne
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Buch 1 in der Serie - Geschichten aus der Ferne

Nach einem Jahr an der Universität gibt Dakota Holden sein Medizinstudium auf und kehrt nach Hause zurück, um die elterliche Ranch zu übernehmen und sich um seinen Vater zu kümmern, der an Multipler Sklerose erkrankt ist. Aus Pflichtgefühl erlaubt sich Dakota nur eine Woche Urlaub im Jahr. Diese verbringt er meist an exotischen Orten und gönnt sich soviel Spaß, wie er nur ertragen kann. Während seines letzten Urlaubs, einer Kreuzfahrt, schließt er mit Phillip Reardon eine Freundschaft, die bald eine wichtige Rolle in Dakotas Leben spielt.

Als Phillip beschließt, Dakotas Einladung zu einem Besuch auf der Ranch anzunehmen, ist Dakota glücklich, ihn wiederzusehen und auch seinen Freund, den Tierarzt Wally Schumacher kennenzulernen, Ungeachtet Wallys Bedürfnis, den Wölfen zu helfen, die von Dakotas Männern gejagt werden, um die Rinder zu schützen, verbindet die beiden bald viel mehr als ein starkes, beiderseitiges erotisches Interesse. Doch irgendwann wird sich entscheiden müssen, ob das Hochland von Wyoming weit genug ist für Dakotas Rinder, Wallys Wölfe und ihre Liebe.

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Fire and Glass

Carlisle Troopers | Book 2
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State Trooper Casey Bombaro works too hard to have time for a love life, never mind a family. But when a missing persons case leads him to three scared kids and eventually their uncle—an old friend from Casey’s college days—all that changes.

Bertie Riley hasn’t seen his troubled sister, Jen, or his niece and nephews in years. Now suddenly Jen is gone and Bertie is all the kids have. Worried sick about Jen and overwhelmed by his new responsibilities, Bertie doesn’t know how he’s going to cope. He doesn’t expect Casey to step in and lend a hand, but his attraction to his old friend doesn’t surprise him. Years may have passed, but those feelings have never gone away.

For the first time in his life, Casey wants something to come home to. Bertie and the kids fit into his life like they are meant to be there. He struggles to balance a budding romance and reassuring the kids with investigating a rash of robberies and tracking down Jen. But when evidence suggests Jen might not only be missing but complicit in a number of crimes, will Bertie and the kids forgive Casey for doing his job?

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Quand le contrebandier interstellaire Haz Taylor perd tout, vaisseau, argent et réputation, il sombre dans l’alcool sur une planète misérable.

Mais alors, la Coalition lui propose un contrat pour rapatrier un artefact religieux. Sur le papier, le contrat semble simple, mais les arcanes de la politique sont parfois mortels – et l’artefact lui-même ne tient pas particulièrement à retourner chez lui.

Haz ne s’attendait pas au rôle de geôlier chargé de rapatrier un prisonnier, mais le voilà pris entre un canon laser et un vide intersidéral. Pourtant, il apprécie son captif, aussi le laisse-t-il libre de se déplacer à sa guise sur le vaisseau, de manger quand il a faim… et d’agir normalement. Du moins, jusqu’à ce qu’ils atteignent leur destination. Haz a conscience que la Coalition détesterait cette attitude, ce qui est à ses yeux une raison suffisante.

 

Puis il découvre ce qui attend Mot à son retour et tout à coup, le vide ne paraît plus aussi hostile. Haz n’est pas un héros, mais il refuse d’abandonner Mot à son destin. Sous son épaisse cuirasse d’égoïsme, il garde encore une conscience. Il risque de se faire tuer, d’accord, mais quelle importance ? Après tout, qu’a-t-il qui le retienne à la vie ?

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Liebe & Loyalität

Vertrauen, Liebe, & Hingabe | Book 2
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Vertrauen, Liebe, & Hingabe: Buch zwei

Jim Shea, Polizist bei der Mordkommission in Seattle, nimmt niemals Arbeit mit nach Hause. Bis jetzt. Ein Richter hat den Hammer geschwungen, einen Angeklagten für nicht schuldig befunden und eine Familie ausgelöscht. Die emotionalen Folgen des Prozesses machen Jim verletzlich und er fühlt sich dem sterbenden Vater des Opfers gegenüber verpflichtet.

Es ist die Geschichte dieses Mannes, die der Drehbuchautor Griffin Drake und seine beste Freundin, die Schauspielerin Daisy Baylor, als ihre Eintrittskarte – weg von Action-Blockbustern – in anspruchsvollere Filme sehen. Doch um an die interessanten Details zu gelangen, muss Griffin den stoischen und beschützenden Detective Shea für sich gewinnen. Die beiden Männer fühlen sich sofort zueinander hingezogen und Daisy ermutigt Griffin, das zu ihrem Vorteil zu nutzen. Er soll sich den Mann und dadurch die Story sichern. Keiner der Männer hat bisher viel Glück in Liebesdingen gehabt und als aus ihrer gemeinsamen Nacht ein langes Wochenende mit schnell stärker werdenden Gefühlen wird, werden sowohl Griffins eiserne Loyalität zu Daisy als auch seine eigene Karriere auf die Probe gestellt. 

Je stärker Griffin in ein neues Leben mit Jim hineingezogen wird, desto mehr gerät sein Hollywood-Leben aus den Fugen. Geheimnisse und gebrochenes Vertrauen bedrohen Griffins Beziehungen und er wird sich entscheiden müssen, ob er lieber die Wahrheit erzählen oder ein Hollywood-Ende schreiben will.

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Over a decade ago, Avery Laniston fell in love with his brother Bran’s best friend but walked out on him and married his career instead. He’s regretted it ever since. After twelve years abroad, he returns for Bran’s wedding, hoping to make amends—only to get stranded in an airport with the man he left behind.

When Paul Gladwell finds himself stuck in Dallas with Avery on the way to Bran’s wedding, he decides a one-night stand might be the ticket to closure. Instead it rekindles a spark that threatens to burn him a second time. The romantic atmosphere at the wedding venue doesn’t help, nor does scheming from their friends and family. But the worst culprit is Paul’s heart, which refuses to listen to his head’s warning that Avery hasn’t changed.

Avery knows he hurt Paul before, and he’s determined to make it right. But he doesn’t know where his next job might take him, and Paul is hesitant to trust him again. Can Avery prove he’ll be the partner Paul deserves—that he can balance his career and his personal life? Or will he add one night in Dallas to his years of regrets?

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Scoring Position

Hockey Ever After | Book 2
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Ryan Wright’s new hockey team is a dumpster fire. He expects to lose games—not his heart.

Ryan’s laid-back attitude should be an advantage in Indianapolis. Even if he doesn’t accomplish much on the ice, he can help his burned-out teammates off it. And no one needs a friend—or a hug—more than Nico Kirschbaum, the team’s struggling would-be superstar.

Nico doesn’t appreciate that management traded for another openly gay player and told them to make friends. Maybe he doesn’t know what his problem is, but he’ll solve it with hard work, not by bonding with the class clown.

It’s obvious to Ryan that Nico’s lonely, gifted, and cracking under pressure. No amount of physical practice will fix his mental game. But convincing Nico to let Ryan help means getting closer than is wise for Ryan’s heart—especially once he unearths Nico’s sense of humor.

Will Nico and Ryan risk making a pass, or will they keep missing 100 percent of the shots they don’t take?

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Winging It

Hockey Ever After | Book 1
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Hockey is Gabe Martin's life. Dante Baltierra just wants to have some fun on his way to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Falling for a teammate isn't in either game plan.

But plans change.

When Gabe gets outed, it turns his careful life upside-down. The chaos messes with his game and sends his team headlong into a losing streak. The last person he expects to pull him through it is Dante.

This season isn’t going the way Dante thought it would. Gabe’s sexuality doesn’t faze him, but his own does. Dante’s always been a “what you see is what you get” kind of guy, and having to hide his attraction to Gabe sucks. But so does losing, and his teammate needs him, so he puts in the effort to snap Gabe out of his funk.

He doesn’t mean to fall in love with the guy.

Getting involved with a teammate is a bad idea, but Dante is shameless, funny, and brilliant at hockey. Gabe can’t resist. Unfortunately, he struggles to share part of himself that he’s hidden for years, and Dante chafes at hiding their relationship. Can they find their feet before the ice slips out from under them?

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Les Méta-geeks sauvent le Wisconsin

Les Méta-geeks sauvent le monde | Book 1
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Des loups-garous durs à cuire luttant contre un mal surnaturel recrutent un groupe de geeks avec des résultats hilarants – et romantiques – lorsqu’ils réalisent qu’ils ont besoin d’une assistance technique.

Le chimiste Josh Collier s’éclate dans une convention de comics lorsqu’il subit le choc de sa vie – il est un loup-garou ! C’est quoi ce bordel ? Nero, un homme sexy habillé en centurion romain, l’emmène dans un repaire secret avant même qu’il puisse hurler.

L’ancienne vie de Josh prend fin, et Wulf Inc. a besoin de son génie.

Nero n’a aucune envie de s’occuper d’un apprenti geek-garou alors qu’il préférerait tuer le démon qui a anéanti toute sa meute. Alors que Josh analyse l’arme du monstre, une passion folle s’enflamme entre Nero et lui.

Pourront-ils survivre au démon qui veut détruire le Wisconsin avec leur destin et leur meute dans la balance ?

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Wo Rauch ist, da ist auch Feuer...

Seit den Anschlägen vom 11. September, schlägt sich Feuerwehrmann Griff Muir nun schon mit seinen verbotenen Gefühlen für seinen besten Freund und Partner bei der Ladder 181 herum. Dante Anastagio. Unglücklicherweise ist Dante ausschließlich an Frauen interessiert und das FDNY nicht gerade schwulenfreundlich. Zehn Jahre lang hat Griff nun schon sein Herz hinter einem halbgaren Leben aus öffentlichen Heldentaten und privaten Seelenqualen versteckt.

Griffs Umsicht und Dantes Großspurigkeit machen sie zu einem unschlagbaren Team. Es gibt nichts, das Griff nicht täte, um seinen Kumpel zu beschützen... bis ein vor dem finanziellen Ruin stehender Dante ihm den schlimmstmöglichen Lösungsvorschlag macht: HotHead.com. Eine Website mit Schwulenpornos, auf der uniformierte Muskelmänner hemmungslos zur Sache kommen. Und Dante möchte, dass sie dort ihren Auftritt haben – gemeinsam. Griff würde sein Herz schützen müssen, könnte aber seine dunkelsten Fantasien vor der Kamera ausleben. Kann er den Mann, den er liebt retten, ohne ihre Karrieren, ihre Familien oder ihre Freundschaft dabei zu zerstören?

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The tidal archipelago of Spinner’s Drift is a refuge for misfits. Can the island’s magic help a pie-in-the-sky dreamer and a wounded soul find a home in each other?

In a flash of light and a clap of thunder, Scout Quintero is banished from his home. Once he’s sneaked his sister out too, he’s happy, but their power-hungry father is after them, and they need a place to lie low. The thriving resort business on Spinner’s Drift provides the perfect way to blend in.

They aren’t the only ones who think so.

Six months ago Lucky left his life behind and went on the run from mobsters. Spinner’s Drift brings solace to his battered soul, but one look at Scout and he’s suddenly terrified of having one more thing to lose.

Lucky tries to keep his distance, but Scout is charming, and the island isn’t that big. When they finally connect, all kinds of things come to light, including supernatural mysteries that have been buried for years. But while Scout and Lucky grow closer working on the secret, pissed-off mobsters, supernatural entities, and Scout’s father are getting closer to them. Can they hold tight to each other and weather the rising tide together?  

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Kevin Devereaux’ Leben kann gar nicht mehr schlimmer werden. Er steht unter Bewährung und lebt zusammen mit seinem vorbestraften, arbeitslosen Dad in einem heruntergekommenen Trailer im verrufenen Osten der Stadt. Um seine Bewährungshelferin bei Laune zu halten, tritt er einer Theatergruppe für Jugendliche bei und verliebt sich Hals über Kopf in Peter Finn, den Hauptdarsteller der Produktion – und Sohn des reichsten Elternhauses der Stadt. Trotz ihrer Unterschiede erwidert Peter Kevins Gefühle und zum ersten Mal erfährt Kevin, was es bedeutet, verliebt zu sein.

Doch Peters Familie weigert sich, einen schwulen Sohn zu akzeptieren – und schon gar nicht einen Freund aus ärmeren Verhältnissen – und so müssen die beiden in der konservativen Stadt ihre Beziehung geheim halten. Immerhin bleibt ihnen das Theaterstück und sie können sich gegenseitig Halt geben, also schlagen sie sich durch …

Bis ein brutaler Angriff Kevins Leben erschüttert und Peter kurz davor steht, wegen Mordes ins Gefängnis zu müssen.

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Many people are born with magic. Tao’s happens to be the kind that will get them killed.

Tao never had a choice about their power. Unfortunately, necromancy is punishable by death. No one can ever know the truth, but it’s fine—they can handle it. They keep their head down, make friends at the tattoo studio where they work, and stay out of trouble.

Then trouble finds them and turns their quiet life upside down. Tao stumbles onto the scene of a crime—a crime where someone committed murder and then brought the victim back to life—and meets a boy who slips through their carefully constructed defenses, all in the same day.

Tao can’t help but agree to a date with Adam, the boy with the freckles. Just one date before Tao says goodbye—because Tao has to track down the other necromancer, and it might be the last thing they ever do.

But Adam knows more about necromancers than Tao ever suspected—including how to kill one. If they’re going to solve this murder and get out alive and undiscovered, Tao’s going to need his help….

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Un cygne peut-il faire la paix avec son passé de vilain petit canard ?

Jimmy Zebulon, gars joufflu et geek de première, voit son cœur être brisé le jour où son béguin de lycée, Danny Parker, laisse ses camarades le harceler sans rien faire pour lui venir en aide. Quinze ans plus tard, Jimmy disparaît et de ses cendres naît Graham Swann, le propriétaire d’un cabinet d’avocats à la beauté digne des plus grandes stars du grand écran. Graham croit Jimmy et son passé loin derrière lui, jusqu’à ce qu’un avocat du nom de Dan Parker se présente pour son premier jour de travail.

Se blesser lors d’un match à l’université est la meilleure chose qui soit jamais arrivée à Dan. Cela change le cours de son destin du tout au tout vers un avenir plus favorable à ce qu’il sorte du placard dans lequel il était jusqu’alors enfermé.

Graham aimerait croire que son rêve d’enfance est destiné à s’accomplir, mais s’il ne parvient pas à révéler à Dan la vérité sur son identité, leurs passés risquent bien de ruiner toute chance d’une fin heureuse pour l’un comme pour l’autre…

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