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Loving Jacob

Lee Brazil - 2011
    High-profile attorney Malcolm Jenner is looking for a bit of fun, nothing serious. He's got duties and responsibilities, after all. He doesn't usually choose his lovers from the office, but his attraction to Jacob Renault is too compelling to resist. However, Jacob isn't interested in temporary. He wants it all—Prince Charming, the castle, the happily ever after. There's no rule that says the younger man can't have fun while he's searching for his prince, though...At first neither is willing to compromise on their stance, but an agreement is reached, with each man planning to do his best to subvert the other to his viewpoint. Lust turns to love, and what’s impossible becomes merely improbable, but is it going to be enough?

Because of the Brave

Z.A. Maxfield - 2009
    Maxfield, and Josh Lanyon's Until We Meet Once More make up this contemporary anthology. Fifteen percent of the sales of Because of the Brave sold at the Aspen Mountain Press website will be donated to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network between release and September 11th!  Perrenial favorites, Laura Baumbach, Josh Lanyon and Z.A. Maxfield contributed to the anthology Because of the Brave.  This collection honors the men who've served in the military and labored with the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.  In Laura Baumbach's Designated Target a soldier returns to his commander's hometown to tell his brother the truth about what happened in the field.  Josh Lanyon's Until We Meet Once More pits a Naval Academy graduate against the Taliban and his own repressed past.  Finally in Z.A. Maxfield's Jumping Off Places a soldier returns home to be with his dying mother and finds more than he bargained for in the place he'd hoped to never see again.

The General and the Horse-Lord

Sarah Black - 2013
    They followed the warrior’s path: honor first, and service, and the safety of the tribe. Their own needs for love and companionship were secondary to the mission. Retirement from the army, however, proves challenging in ways neither expected. When old warriors retire, their armor starts falling away, and the noise of the world crowds in. That changing world sets up longings in both men for the life they might have had. After years of loving on the down-low, the idea of living together in the light seems like pure sweet oxygen to men who have been underwater a little too long. But what will it cost them to turn their dreams into truth?

Chosen by the Billionaire

E. Davies - 2014
    Right as Sebastian's company prepares to release a revolutionary gay dating app, billionaire Sebastian gets invited to be a dating show bachelor and find the love of his life! Liam has to scramble to coordinate updates and make sure the app release goes smoothly without Sebastian, who doesn't realize until it's too late that his perfect man works with him every day.Twenty dates compete for Sebastian's heart, including Liam's friend and coworker, Matt. Will Sebastian realize who he's overlooking and figure out a way out of his contract in time, or will he have to proclaim his love for another man on reality TV and break two hearts at once? Can they keep their feelings hidden from their friends, coworkers, and the intrusive camera operators who seem to dog their every step?Warning: This novel contains scenes of an explicit nature between consenting adults and is intended only for an 18+ audience.Word count: 49,000.Excerpt:“No, that wasn't what I wanted to say,” Liam spoke up, surprised at how strong his voice was considering what he was about to do. This was the worst idea ever. “Ben... is really sweet. He's wonderful, and he's a good choice, but so are the other two. I know Matt, and I'm sure Dorian's the same.”“But--”“You have a contract,” Liam reminded him, his voice still holding steady. He rubbed his hands on his thighs for a moment, then reached out to cup Sebastian's face, gently pressing a hand to each cheek. “He's going to be amazing, and I mean it. Whichever one you choose. But I like Ben.”He leaned in to press a gentle kiss against Sebastian's warm lips. Sebastian's lips were moist and full, his eyes sliding half-closed as he let a quiet breath out of his nose and tried to press closer. The feeling of his warm body so close, his hand rising to caress the back of Liam's neck... God, Liam's heart was breaking. He tried to make this moment last as long as it could while keeping it sweet and platonic and not at all heartbroken.Then, he drew back and dropped one hand to just cup Sebastian's cheek in his other hand. “You two will be great together, and I'll still support you no matter what.”“You...” Sebastian looked stunned. He pressed his fingers to his lips, then fixed his eyes on Liam's again, gazing at him with such yearning that it physically hurt to see. “You never said whether you like me.” Liam's eyes widened as he gazed at Sebastian, willing himself not to tear up on the spot. This was worse than he'd imagined, and his heart thudded. Could he lie? Right now, put on the spot to tell Sebastian his feelings, could he do it? No. A half-truth would have to do. Liam cleared his throat. “You're a good boss and a good friend.”He'd have given anything not to see the disappointment on Sebastian's face.

Save Me

Aria Grayson - 2017
    That was before he made a crucial mistake that cost the life of the man he loved. Now he’s living without purpose and drinking to forget... until he sees a stranger about to lose an unfair fight, and finally has a reason to put his life—and his heart—on the line again. Liam cares about two things in life: using his law degree to make the world a better place, and keeping his younger brother Jamie out of trouble. He doesn’t need anything—or anyone—else. But when he confronts Jamie’s abusive boyfriend and finds his career and his life in jeopardy, Liam is forced to admit there are some threats he can’t handle on his own. After Aidan saves Liam from the hired goons sent after him, Liam thinks he’ll never see his mysterious rescuer again. But Aidan sees a chance to make up for his past wrongs—and his one meeting with Liam has awakened a spark inside him that he thought was gone forever. When he offers to become the brothers’ live-in bodyguard, Liam swallows his pride and accepts... but he soon discovers that Aidan represents a new kind of danger, one that threatens to tear down the walls Liam has built around his heart. Save Me is a full-length steamy gay romance novel with no cliffhangers, no cheating, and a happy ending. Note: This book contains references to physical and emotional abuse.

Beyond Honor

Tyler Robbins - 2012
    But more than the weather gets rough when the storm passes and Jared learns his parents are among the missing.Can the lovers endure the fallout or will unearthed truths prove more devastating than any natural disaster? After all, just because they aren’t gonna ask, doesn’t mean they want you to tell…

The Soldier and the State Trooper

Cherie Noel - 2011
    The detours of sudden single fatherhood and a nosy best friend who won’t let even death stop her from interfering in every date leave Christie convinced that finding a partner is next to impossible.State Trooper Robert Lindstrom catches Christie speeding along the stretch of highway he patrols and a routine traffic stop turns into love lights flashing and instant attraction for these two men in uniform. It looks like smooth sailing to their happily ever after until an unexpected deployment sends Christie into danger. Can their love survive both bombs and the betrayal of Christie by his closest comrade in arms?

Double Happiness

Shayla Kersten - 2008
    Unable to accept her son’s sexuality—she’s determined to have a daughter-in-law—Chen Qi Xiang’s visit is unexpected. Tai wants to believe she’s looking for reconciliation but he knows his lover’s attitude will be anything but optimistic.David Anderson never thought about settling down until he literally bumped into Tai on the street. Before Tai, sex was for fun and love wasn’t an option. Now two years later, he can’t imagine life without his partner. Tai’s Ice Queen mother showing up with malice in mind could be the beginning of the end of the best thing in his life.Two beautiful men, one tiny Chinese soon-to-be mother-in-law, a live cricket as a present and a red wedding dress. It’s about to be an interesting next few days and the men are going to learn a whole new level of sexual excitement.

It Takes A Hero

Lynn Lorenz - 2008
    Tony always planned a career in the Marines, even though he's gay. But a traumatic injury washes him out and now he's lost his sense of self. His gorgeous PT can help him regain his life, but does he wants his heart? Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices, medical fetish.

At Last: The Beloved Series

Stella Starling - 2017
     Be True When flamboyant Trevor Rogers agrees to play the part of reclusive billionaire Logan Carter’s fake boyfriend, saying “I love you” starts to feel real. Be Mine The upside of the death threats business owner Kelly Davis receives is a sexy bodyguard. Except that the only thing Jase Walker seems interested in—besides doing his job—is bossing Kelly around. Be Loved After ten years carrying a torch for his best friend, Shane Allen, police officer Brandon Byrne finally gets the chance to tell Shane Allen how he really feels. Now, all he has to do is manage to keep Shane safe from the ex-boyfriend who finally pushed Shane into his arms. Be Real Jose Mendoza has just found his “Prince Charming.” The only catch? His perfect man confesses that it’s not real; the dating app bLoved only matched them up due to technical difficulties. At Last is a gay romance collection including the three full-length novels of the Beloved Series and the 21,000 word novella Be Real, available only in this bundle. Every Stella Starling romance can be read as a standalone and takes place in the same interconnected, contemporary world. The Beloved Series is a spin-off from the standalone holiday romance All I Want, and the men of Be Real also make appearances in both All I Want and Be True. Enjoy!

Happy Endings

G.A. Hauser - 2011
    Losing his home, his job, and having to reinvent himself, Kellie went back to school for his certificate in massage therapy and is hired by an elite spa in West Hollywood. Though Kellie had experienced 'happy endings' in the past while getting massages from older men, he was going to abide by the rules and not get sexual with his clients.Montgomery 'Monty' Gresham, ex Navy SEAL plans to open up a SEAL training boot camp for civilians, and decides getting referrals from a celebrity club in LA would be a perfect idea. While Monty recruits members to his military training center, he meets the handsome massage therapist, Kellie Hamilton.The contact between Kellie and Monty while Monty is on the massage table instantly sends both men into a state of pure sexual arousal. In this heightened state, where two opposites certainly are attracted, Kellie needs to decide if the tough thirty-eight year old ex-military man will be his Happy Ending, or if living happily ever after is just a fairy tale.


S.J.D. Peterson - 2011
    Simple is now only available through Amazon. The moment when the world tilts on its axis, completely changing everything. The instant when suddenly everything just falls into place. The second when a heart shatters into a million tiny pieces, only to settle back into place, complete for the first time. When an all-encompassing light surrounds a soul, touching it so deeply a permanent imprint is left behind. The first time true love is felt.For Brycen Anderson, it didn’t happen as it does on TV or on the Hollywood screen. There was no fancy movie set, no cleverly written storylines or a multi-million dollar budget. No director taking control. No rehearsals, costumes or media fanfare. It was…A passing glance…A casual touch…Simple.

Driving into the Sun

Dev Bentham - 2014
    We all make them, some more than others. Dusty’s choices have left him unemployed, broke and practically homeless. Despite the major issues he has with his family, his only rational choice is to sell everything and move into his parents’ basement. At thirty. Looking for a ride west, he answers a phone ad. The voice at the other end of the line flows like dark, rich honey. Finally something to look forward to—listening to Joe’s voice all the way from Illinois to Idaho.Rather than the hip crooner of Dusty’s fantasies, Joe turns out to look more like a panhandler. Is that because Joe dresses down, or are Dusty’s preconceptions about Native Americans clouding his vision? Joe is silent more often than not. He has a complicated past and still has amends to make. But he is ready to move on. Dusty feels trapped. Two damaged men, one small car driving two thousand miles into the sun—sometimes things need to break down before they can get fixed.

Straight Up

J.S. Finley - 2017
     After the Marines, they went their separate ways, but he can’t forget…never forget and never leave a man behind, but that’s what he did when he ran from Brent. Maybe it wasn’t the best reaction, but he couldn’t face the truth. Now he has a second chance and he doesn’t want to blow it, instead, he wants to blow Brent. Brent: Maybe there’s something between he and Jake, but Brent can’t ask, and Jake won’t tell because in the Marines being gay is bad for business. Time heals all wounds, and that’s what Brent is gambling on when they meet in the hills of Tennessee. Brent is hoping for friendship…but if there is more, he’ll take it. When Brent meets his straight friend again in Tennessee will they remain friends or will they become more?

The Five Times Raptor Messed With The Bull

Xara X. Xanakas - 2013
    His pants are down around the tops of his thighs, giving us a view of his tighty-whitey encased backside.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love Has No Boundaries" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.