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Unrivaled

Hockey Ever After | Book 3
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People say there’s a fine line between love and hate. If you ask Grady Armstrong, the line’s as obvious as the one across the middle of a hockey rink.

So he can’t explain why he doesn’t walk away when his Grindr hookup—a guy who accused him of impersonating himself—turns out to be Max Lockhart, a rival player Grady once punched in the face. Apparently Max can goad him just as well off the ice as he can on it.

Max Lockhart showed up thinking he was going to expose a fake. Instead he hooks up with a guy who claims to hate him. And has a good time. A really good time. But that doesn’t mean players from different teams can be together.

Max has always wished Grady would relax a little. When the season starts and Grady accepts Max’s offer of help with finding someone to date for real, Max gets his wish. But he should’ve been careful what he wished for, because now that he knows Grady is a big softie under that prickly shell, he’d rather keep Grady for himself.

Grady only goes on a handful of dates before he realizes he has a lot more fun with Max. But he can’t be falling for a rival player… can he?

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They say you shouldn’t meet trouble halfway, but Inspector Danny Quirke never has to worry about that. Trouble always finds him.

When a house fire rocks his small town of Kildevil Cove, Danny’s inquiries into the house’s mysterious inhabitants prompt the dispatch of Inspecteur Blaise Pascal from Quebec.

Pascal arrives in perpetual ill humor, but he’s an expert on this particular family. If anyone can determine whether this is a missing persons case or something more sinister, it’s Pascal. 

Pity he doesn’t want to share.

Danny’s cop instincts say Pascal’s secrets are the key to solving this case. But before he can untangle that mystery, a local fishing trawler hauls up a dead body, and a murder victim is found eviscerated on his bed, a grisly message painted on the wall in his own blood. Are these deaths related to the house fire? Who is the message for? And can Danny find the culprit before they carry out the last act of their sinister plan?

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Sugar, Spice, and Spellcraft

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Jakob Kuratowski is a lot of things—a witch, a baker… and a lightweight. Which is how, after a rare night of drinking and dancing, he becomes the mate of an alpha werewolf.

Jakob doesn’t trust his new mate, Erik Lindstrom, any farther than he can throw him, and he’s not about to give up the life he’s built and the job he loves and go live with a bunch of werewolves just because his accidental husband wants him to. Werewolves might have a mystical instinct about their mates, but Jakob needs time.

That doesn’t stop him from helping *their pack*, as Erik insists on calling it, when they have magic trouble. He even lets Erik woo him a little. But when the deadly threat of the unlife—ravenous abominations who dwell in the dark place between the living and the dead—set their sights on Erik, Jakob has to step up and into his role in the pack to save the man he’s coming to love.

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The Tech

The Long Con
Long Con Adventures
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Can two quiet con men who lost their childhoods find their places as a part of a family—and with each other?

Ever since he watched his father die, Etienne Couvier has kept to himself. Under the tutelage of his sponsor family, the Salingers, Tienne grows into a gifted forger and artist. But no matter how hard they try to draw him into their midst—and despite the singular pull their friend Stirling Christopher has on his emotions—he resists.

When computer tech Stirling lost his adoptive parents, he found shelter and love with the Salingers. Stirling knows firsthand what Tienne has been through, so when an attacker shatters Tienne’s self-imposed isolation, Stirling urges him into the Salinger crew. Maybe they can finally explore the quiet attraction between them.

Then the Salingers announce their next project: an inquest into the mysterious deaths of Stirling’s adoptive parents. They descend on the Caribbean for answers, with Stirling and Tienne the quiet centers of the human justice-seeking hurricane. As they stretch out of their comfort zones, they learn that being family means someone always has your back. Hand in hand, they’ll solve the mystery. They might even be able to live with the consequences—as long as they do it together.

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Rescue Us

Must Love Dogs | Book 2
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Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes.

As a vet tech, Daniel is usually first in line to come to animals’ aid. When he and his boss get a call about an animal hoarding situation, they expect the handful of badly treated dogs… but the tiger comes as a surprise.

Wes recently left his job to care for his sick mother. Now that she’s on the mend, he needs work, and he finds it at a bustling shelter. But the animals aren’t the only ones in need. His kind, chatty coworker Daniel is dealing with an abusive boyfriend—something Wes, whose father was an alcoholic, has experience handling. Wes steps up to help Daniel kick his boyfriend to the curb, but in the process, he finds himself falling for Daniel himself.

Navigating a new relationship when they both have traumatic pasts is one thing. But when a shady group starts targeting the tiger they are trying to find a zoo placement for, the stakes are raised even higher. Can Wes and Daniel come together to rescue the animals—and each other?

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Brute (2nd Ed)

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Brute leads a lonely life in a world where magic is commonplace. He is seven and a half feet of ugly, and of disreputable descent. No one, including Brute, expects him to be more than a laborer. But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and when he is maimed while rescuing a prince, Brute’s life changes abruptly. He is summoned to serve at the palace in Tellomer as a guard for a single prisoner. It sounds easy but turns out to be the challenge of his life.

Rumors say the prisoner, Gray Leynham, is a witch and a traitor. What is certain is that he has spent years in misery: blind, chained, and rendered nearly mute by an extreme stutter. And he dreams of people’s deaths—dreams that come true.

As Brute becomes accustomed to palace life and gets to know Gray, he discovers his own worth, first as a friend and a man and then as a lover. But Brute also learns heroes sometimes face difficult choices and that doing what is right can bring danger of its own.

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Acsquidentally in Love (Deutsch)

Kraken-Krimi der anderen Dimension | Buch 1
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Nichts bringt zwei Männer – oder einen Mann und einen alten Gott – so zusammen wie Rache. 

Privatdetektiv Sloane hat seine Karriere bei der Polizei aufgegeben, um den Mörder seiner Eltern zu finden. Wie sie ist er ein Anhänger längst vergessener Götter, praktiziert ihre Magie und betet sie an ... nicht, dass er jemals eine Antwort erhalten hätte. 

Bis jetzt. 

Azaethoth, der Geringere, mag der Schutzpatron der Diebe und Betrüger sein, aber er kümmert sich um seine Anhänger. Er ist auf die Erde gekommen, um den Mord an einem seiner Lieblinge zu rächen, und vielleicht auch, um den süßen Detektiv zu verzaubern, den das Schicksal ihm in den Weg gelegt hat. Wenn es nach ihm ginge, würden sie viel mehr tun, als nur einen Mörder vor Gericht zu stellen. Denn er ist sich ziemlich sicher, den Mann gefunden zu haben, mit dem er sein unsterbliches Leben verbringen möchte. 

Sloanes Entschlossenheit bröckelt angesichts Azaethoths überraschender Anmut, und die Tentakel, die er manchmal erspähen kann, wenn sie aus der sterblichen Gestalt des Gottes hervorkommen, regen seine Fantasie an. Aber ihre Ermittlungen werden immer seltsamer und tödlicher. Um zu überleben, brauchen sie ein wenig Vertrauen … und viel mystische Feuerkraft.

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Wane On Harvest Moon

Moonlight Prophecies | Book Three
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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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Asher Kaufman could use a miracle. But first he’ll have to believe they exist.

Ash is single, strapped for cash, and burned out from his work at a nonprofit. Everyone else’s holiday spirit leaves him feeling like he’s in the wrong movie.

Then strange, thoughtful gifts begin appearing outside his door: a rustic basket filled with pinecones and acorns, and a beautiful handmade scarf in Hannukah colors. But the most wonderful gift of all comes when he meets Clay, his secret admirer, a beautiful young man who happens to be a fairy who lives in the wooded wonderland behind the duplex where Ash lives.

Clay brings warmth and magic into Ash’s dreary life–but when the realities of the human world threaten the bridge to fairyland, it will take all Ash’s faith to bring about a happy-ever-after that will work for everyone.

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After courtship, cohabitation, and learning about love and each other, Andy and Eli face the ultimate test: being separated at Christmas.

Eli’s seen the propaganda—the country boy goes home from the city and realizes his heart is back among the snow, trees, and chickens. A big happy family is something Eli, with his demanding job running a shelter for LGBTQ youth, can’t provide. He’s been readying himself for the other shoe to drop anyway—Andy’s mother is a force of nature, and she wants her little boy home. 

Andy may be in Vermont, but his heart is back in Brooklyn with the man who’s battling basement floods and crumbling buildings to bring Christmas to sixty kids who’ve had their hearts broken too many times already. Holiday myths may say that Christmas means going back home to a happy family, but Andy knows happy endings don’t come without a little faith and a lot of hard work. He's got an army ready to put in the elbow grease. If he can get Eli to believe in him, they might just save Christmas after all.    

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Lake Copeland’s best friend Miriam is perpetually single. When she laments the idea of returning to her hometown solo for the holidays to meet her mom’s new husband, Lake has the perfect solution: he’ll tag along as her boyfriend. Fake boyfriend, that is. Some of his favorite holiday romances have fake boyfriends that lead to true love—and complications. But since he’s gay, there'll be no complications. Right?

Unfortunately Lake’s foolproof plan didn’t account for Miriam’s new stepbrother Spencer, who sets Lake’s heart aglow….

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Cassidy Hancock déteste être en retard, c’est même pathologique chez lui. Par un frais matin d’automne, il s’arrête sur le trottoir pour regarder le si beau fils de sa voisine courir derrière son chien… et voilà qu’un arbre lui tombe dessus.

Mark Taylor, interne en chirurgie orthopédique, assiste à la scène et prodigue les premiers soins au jeune homme. Malgré lui, il est fasciné par son voisin et peu à peu, tandis qu’il s’efforce d’aider Cassidy à se remettre de sa fracture, il comprend ce que cache cette obsession pour la ponctualité : l’histoire d’un garçon solitaire qui pense qu’il doit être parfait pour être aimé.

Les Taylor sont loin d’être parfaits, mais pour Cassidy, ils pourraient représenter la parfaite solution. Alors que les deux hommes apprennent à se connaître, Cassidy se met à fantasmer sur un avenir heureux en famille, ce qu’il n’aurait jamais pensé avoir un jour. Quant à Mark, il s’attache de plus en plus à Cassidy, à sa gentillesse, à ses grands yeux écarquillés et à sa surprenante créativité. Mais pour avancer, le couple doit surmonter les peurs de Cassidy. La période de Noël offre des joies infiniment plus riches que la ponctualité. 

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Rudolph the Rescue Jack Russell

Must Love Dogs | Book 3

Alex goes to a dog rescue with one mission: overcoming one of his fears. But he gets more than he bargained for when he unexpectedly bonds with a Jack Russell terrier named Rudolph and decides to take him home.

When shelter volunteer Luther offers to show Alex the ropes of dog ownership, their time together proves they have more in common than just Rudolph’s affection. But if they’re going to have a happy holiday, Alex needs to come to terms with his issues. Can Luther help him see that love really can be unconditional?

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Verliebte Partner: Band 1 bis 3

Verliebte Partner | Buch 4

Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones hat den Ruf, auch unter Beschuss ruhig zu bleiben und einen kühlen Kopf zu bewahren. Diese Eigenschaften kommen ihm in der Zusammenarbeit mit seinem Partner Ian Doyle sehr zu Gute. In den vergangenen drei Jahren in ihrem Job auf Leben und Tod sind aus Fremden erst Kollegen, dann loyale Teamkameraden und schließlich beste Freunde geworden. Miro hat zu dem Mann, der ihm den Rücken freihält, blindes Vertrauen entwickelt … und einiges mehr.

Seit Miro und Ian nicht nur beruflich, sondern auch privat Partner sind, bildet Miros Professionalität den idealen Ausgleich zu Ians hitzigem Temperament. In einem Beruf, in dem ein falscher Schritt den Unterschied zwischen Leben und Tod bedeuten kann, ist Vertrauen alles. Aber jede Beziehung hat anfänglich ihre Schwierigkeiten und manchmal weiß Miro nicht, wo er bei seinem temperamentvollen Partner steht. Sind die Gefühlsbande, die sie erst seit so kurzer Zeit miteinander verbinden, bereits wieder im Begriff, sich aufzulösen?

Sich einmischende Familienmitglieder, wohlmeinende Freunde, persönliche Unsicherheiten und ihre gefährlichen Jobs fordern ihre Beziehung immer wieder aufs Neue heraus. Als ein alter Fall von Miro sie beide heimsucht, könnte das genug sein, dass Ian seine Entscheidung, sich an jemanden zu binden, überdenkt. Sind ihre Bande stark genug, um bestehen zu bleiben?

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Meurtre et complications : Intégrale

Meurtre et complications

L'ancien cambrioleur Rook Stevens a dérobé beaucoup de choses inestimables, mais il n'a jamais pris une vie. C'est une chose de retrouver une ancienne associée dans sa boutique de souvenirs de la culture pop, c'en est une autre de tomber sur son cadavre.

Lorsque l’inspecteur Dante Montoya s'attaque à un suspect de meurtre en fuite, il est choqué de découvrir que l'homme couvert de sang n'est autre que Rook, le voleur qu'il a eu du mal à mettre en prison - l'homme qui a toujours fait vibrer son sang.

Rook est déterminé à se laver de l'accusation de meurtre. Mais d'autres escrocs trouvent bientôt la mort à la suite du premier, et alors que les corps s'accumulent, Rook est obligé de se tourner vers le dernier homme qu'il s'attendrait à voir croire en son innocence.

Prendre sa retraite de voleur de trésors semblait être un moyen sûr pour Rook de rester du bon côté de la loi. Le seul flic dans sa vie aurait dû être son probable petit ami, Dante. Au lieu de cela, il se retrouve non seulement debout dans une flaque de sang appartenant à son cousin Harold, mais accusé du meurtre de ce dernier.

Pour Dante, aimer un ancien voleur signifie que sa vie autrefois normale est maintenant une mer de chaos. Lorsqu'un inspecteur à la pointe du progrès désigne Rook comme suspect de meurtre, Dante intervient pour sortir son amant de ce bourbier.

Mais l'enquête se retourne contre eux, et les morts s'accumulent. S'ils ne trouvent pas le tueur rapidement, Dante rendra visite à Rook dans sa cellule de prison - ou sur sa tombe.

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The Bard and the Fairy Prince

Tales from the Gemstone Kingdoms

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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Le loup de la prophétie

Un hiver de loup

Le territoire de la meute écossaise.

Jack et Gregor, les princes loups exilés, auraient voulu ne jamais le quitter. Danny le chien, en revanche, l’a fui dès que possible et il n’avait pas prévu d’y revenir. Quant à Nick, à la fois médecin pathologiste et oiseau charognard, il n’a plus nulle part où aller.

Après bien des périples, il ne leur reste qu’une option : réclamer l’aide du vieil homme afin d’annihiler les prophètes qui les poursuivent depuis leur départ de Durham. Vu la réputation sinistre et méritée du Numitor, chef de meute et père des jumeaux, même les prophètes, ces traîtres aux mains sanglantes, évitent de lui chercher noise.

Quand Jack et Gregor arrivent enfin chez eux, c’est pour apprendre que le vieil homme a disparu, remplacé par un fantoche à la solde des prophètes. Le quatuor, bien qu’endeuillé et hanté par d’anciennes erreurs commises, cherche à démanteler les funestes projets de la prophétesse Rose avant qu’il soit trop tard. Les enjeux montent vite et le froid s’installe jusque dans leurs os lorsqu’ils découvrent les horreurs cachées derrière les légendes et les prophéties.

Dans les Hautes-Terres glacées d’Écosse, Fenrir se réveille et sa faim est inextinguible.

Les prophètes affirment depuis toujours que l’Hiver de loup serait rouge sang, mais ils n’avaient jamais révélé de qui venait le sang.

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When I Grow Up (2nd Ed)

Tales from Foster High | Book Seven

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.


Second Edition
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, June 2015.

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