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Locked In


Aiden Bates - 2019
    Life is about to change. He is about to meet the omega who will change his life. Parker is at the bar at a recommendation from a friend. He, too, isn’t happy with how things are going in his life. He is very family oriented and is frustrated that he isn’t in a meaningful relationship. He’s going to take a leap now and do something he hasn’t ever done before. He is going to make the first move. This is the night he’s going to lose his virginity. But, Parker’s plans change when he sees Lucius sitting by himself and looking gloomy. Parker heads over to see if there’s anything he can do to help cheer up the stranger. His good intentions quickly turn into something more as they start to flirt with each other. Soon enough, Lucius invites Parker to come home with him.

Strawberry Rivals


Hollis Shiloh - 2013
    Rivalry. Flirting. Warm summer days and a large, orange cat.Okay, so I almost backed into the guy. But it was mostly his fault, and I did try to apologize. Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome is a real jerk. Or at least I thought so till he stopped to offer me a lift when I ran out of gas.

Three Stupid Weddings


Ann Gallagher - 2018
    What he doesn’t need is everyone in his family trying to play matchmaker so he can find someone new… which is exactly what they’ll do at the three stupid weddings he has to attend this summer. Fortunately, it’s Dominic Lowe to the rescue. Dom is more than willing to come along to all the weddings as his best friend’s “boyfriend”… even if he’d much rather be there as Vic’s real boyfriend. Convincing people they’re a couple is easy. The charade is miserable for Dom, though, after years of being madly in love with Vic. But maybe those three weddings are a rehearsal for the relationship he knows they could have for real. This asexual M/M romance is approximately 38,000 words long. Trigger warnings: eating disorder, discussions of verbal/emotional abuse

Pumpkin Rolls and Porn Sounds


Kris T. Bethke - 2015
    But the instant he hears the night’s speaker, Will is glad he showed up. Joshua Rhinehardt is dynamic and engaging. Although Joshua isn’t physically Will’s type, Will can’t get the man out of his head. Joshua may be comfortable in his own skin, but it isn’t often men like Will are attracted to him, and he's not comfortable changing for someone else. He wants to make a life with Will, but his own insecurities keep getting in the way. Will’s unwavering acceptance helps Joshua see that when two people connect, physical appearance just might not matter at all.

Sing for Me


Ian Finn - 2018
    I’ve known Alex since middle school choir, when I used to stare at him from afar, but he never picked up on my hints.Now, he owns Tucker Broadcasting Corporation, my biggest rival. Technically, we’re enemies, but I still stare at him from afar, since I can see into his office windows with my binoculars. That’s all I’ll ever get to do, though, because it’s clear he’s still not interested in anything other than trying to beat me in our field.That is, until someone shows up with a whole new kind of game for us to compete in, and I can’t resist the opportunity to go head to head with the object of my unrequited love.AlexIt was like any other day, in which I’m being pitched a show to host on my network. And it seems just like any other show, until the guys pitching it say it’s being seriously considered by Elijah King, head of my rival broadcasting corporation.We’ve competed against each other since way back in our school chorus days, and I’ve held any other kinds of feelings for him at bay. He was better than me at singing, and that bothered me, yet intrigued me. Now Elijah and I are to compete against each other at singing to see which one of our networks can host the show. That’s an offer I can’t refuse.But am I going to be able to refuse my burning desires for my number one rival?Sing for Me is a standalone male/male romance novella, a prequel in the Morning Madison series. It can be read on its own, but should definitely be read with a tall glass of water nearby due to all the hot man on man action contained within it. This enemies to lovers romance has no cheating and no cliffhangers. But it does have a very happy ever after, humor, tons of sass, and musical show tune singing that would give any proper Broadway show a run for its money.

Louis Hates Valentine's Day


Sue Brown - 2013
    He hates it with a passion he reserves for Marmite and footballers' wives. Louis is also a florist and Valentine's Day is his nemesis, turning his fingers into pin-cushions to make bouquets for men who give red roses to their wives and then ignore them for the rest of year.Louis hates Valentine's Day. No one gives him flowers. The only customer he likes is Arnie who buys a new bouquet every week. Arnie gives Louis a chance to explore his love of floriography; the language of flowers. It never occurs to Louis that maybe he isn't listening to what Arnie is trying to say.

Absolution


E.M. Lindsey - 2016
    Running a bookshop and living a quiet life in London, he has very few expectations. Then one night, his life is irrevocably changed, when he’s mugged in an alley. Instead of going to the police, Alexei tracks down the mugger and learns he’s merely a starving man trying to get by. Offering him a job and a place to stay, Alexei is determined to help make it right. The one thing he doesn’t expect, however, is to fall for his sudden flatmate. Will this be his own version of a storybook romance, or are they star-crossed lovers, determined to burn bright, then fall apart?

Omega On the Line


Casey Cameron - 2016
    This is Dean. What can I do for you tonight?" When alpha lawyer Jason decides to call the Omega Line one lonely night, he's immediately enchanted by the voice on the other end. Dean is charming and easy to talk to, and his sinfully sexy voice gives life to Jason's fantasies. Before long, he's making it a habit and--yeah, maybe falling for the guy a little. Or a lot. It seems like the feeling is mutual, but why is Dean holding back? Can Jason convince Dean to let go of his fears and let an alpha into his life? This is a hot and steamy non-shifter alpha/omega gay romance with no cliffhangers, a HEA, knotting, and lots of dirty talk.

Layover


Nora Phoenix - 2018
    They share a lovely day exploring the city, but both know it's only for a day. They live on opposite sides of the country, and their lives couldn't be more different. Is the connection they shared during their layover enough to make this one-time thing into a forever-romance?A Free Read through Insta-Freebie from August 28th to September 4th together with other authors ->https://claims.instafreebie.com/gg/FC...

Nate & Casey


Charlie Winters - 2016
    Seven years of nearly-inseparable friendship between them finds Nate developing an unrequited adoration for his best friend, even sending them off to college together… alone and sleeping side-by-side every desolate night. Christmas break and one drunken kiss later turns into an eighteen-day love affair—one that they both begrudgingly walk away from—each with disparate broken hearts. But five years later, after a simple trip to the bookstore, Casey makes a purchase that could change his life forever and reunite him with the man who’d once meant everything to him. But is it too late? With so much time between them and so much left unspoken, can they truly start over?

Momo: My Everything


Posy Roberts - 2014
    He has no one to go home to. He’s never found a man worth sticking around for. He’s never been in love. And he's convinced he's happy with his lone-wolf life.Nate Kelly is William’s opposite, social and easy going. He comes into William’s life as the elegant geisha Momo. When William realizes Momo is a man in drag, he’s captivated.From their first date, William’s world changes. Nate is nothing like his usual type. And William soon finds out being with this carefree man means always being on display and attracting attention, which makes him want to retreat. He tries to keep Nate at arm’s length, but it’s no use. Nate’s transformed his life in a matter of months and keeps drawing him back in.If they stand a chance, William has to be comfortable standing next to someone so at home in the limelight. Their future together and William’s happiness depend on it. Is Nate the man finally worth giving up William's solitary existence? Is he worth sticking around for?*Extensively reworked from the short story, The Measure of a Man.

The Park at Sunrise


Lee Brazil - 2011
    Can Jason and Morgan make a relationship work without Paul?For years the three of them had been inseparable, first as friends, then lovers. It's been ten years since they parted for what was supposed to be a year apart to pursue their dreams. This isn't the reunion they planned then. It's nine years too late for one thing, and they are one man short for another.In the years since Paul's death, Morgan hasn't exactly been waiting for Jason to reach out to him. He's been too busy trying to forget, to move on. Until Jason sends the right message. Is the painting just an excuse to see his ex again?

Falling for Matt: A Second Chance at Love


James Lee Hard - 2016
    A distinguished college professor, his whole life had been dedicated to his career and partner, but after his betrayal, Robert spends one year trying to mend his broken heart, too deep in his sadness to even continue his work in the field of nanorobotics. Everything starts to change when he meets Matt, a twenty-six year old gardener, who at first sight has nothing in common with him. He’s the poster-boy for the masculine: tall, rugged and handsome, mixed with something else, a dash of sweetness and unpretentiousness that leaves Robert intrigued and wanting to know more. At the same time, Robert fears the stigma of their age difference and what people will say about him dating someone younger. Nevertheless, they find themselves gravitating towards each other, navigating the entangled mess of each other’s lives. Robert’s fear is still alive, though: will he be able to mend his heart, let himself be happy again and trust another man? WARNING: This book contains explicit scenes of consensual sex between men as well as some graphic language. It is intended for a mature, adult audience.

Surprise Sleep Over


Sara York - 2011
    Then the ice and snow blew in, trapping him downtown. But he's not the only one prowling around the office. James is pleased to find Nick still at work and opens his house to Nick, offering him a place to sleep.Nick is shocked when James grabs his hand to lead him across the icy street and more shocked when the man starts undressing him. The night may be cold outside, but the heat is rising in James' apartment.

Path Not Taken


Andrew Grey - 2015
    They’ve both been through a lot in the years since they parted ways, and as they talk, the old connection tenuously strengthens. Trent finally works up the nerve to call Brit, and their rekindled friendship slowly grows into the possibility for more. But both men are shadowed by their pasts as they explore the path they didn’t take the first time. If they can move beyond loss and painful memories, they might find their road leads to a second chance at happiness.A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package "Never Too Late."