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Love Will Tear Us Apart; or, The Modern Pygmalion by Tsukizubon Saruko
Ki Brightly - 2021
The anger is a roadblock, but he has been too busy building his company to get a handle on it. One morning, Casey’s temper explodes when he’s furious with his computer and he terrifies a beautiful boy from the tech department. The boy runs, but his frightened eyes haunt Casey, and he decides it’s time to learn to apologize.The Scared IT GeekAngel Gaffin has had a difficult life. He grew up with an abusive father and doesn’t respond well to violence. When his boss, Mr. Uhlig, blows up at him, he heads home to hide. What he doesn’t count on is his boss tracking him down to apologize. Angel is shocked by the feelings one apology stirs up in him.Power Play to Grow CloserA date with Casey leads to a relationship that both scares and comforts Angel. Casey is older than Angel and that difference feeds into Angel’s craving to have someone protect him. Angel hands over his trust. Problems arise because while Casey might be trying now to be a good person for Angel, his past coming to light might tear apart the fragile connection they’ve established. Will Casey be able to grow as a person and become the man Angel needs, or will he give in to his anger and pain, and ruin both their lives?
Selene Chardou - 2014
He's arctic, complete and utter ice.I don't think past the end of the day. He has long term goals.The adrenaline is like a spike in my veins. He doesn't seem to have a conscience, let alone a pulse.I like him enough to stick around. He doesn't seem to care whether I live or die.Neither one of us trust each other, and in a life of crime, that can be a huge issue. Magnolia "Mags" Reynolds is no shrinking violet. Her innocence is taken away from her at a very young age. Since she can remember, she's been a ruthless criminal but she's managed to survive to see her twenty-fifth birthday. Maxwell "Max" Cartier, an expert in his craft, enters her life shortly after a horrible tragedy leaves her adrift yet again. He doesn't want to be her lover or friend. He only wants her for one last job that will mean a fortune and his retirement. The best laid plans are always the first to go awry, and their situation is no different. Both will have to learn the hard way there is no such thing as easy money when they are both merely devil's prey.This is the first novel in a 2 part series. Neither book ends on a cliffhanger and book one will contain at least an HFN.
Katze Snow - 2017
He asks for so little. But when Caleb refuses an offer that could change his future, Gabriel’s patience wears thin. Unaccustomed to rejection and incensed at Caleb’s disobedience, he takes the matter into his own hands. Everything in life has a price. For Caleb the price of rejection is his freedom. Imprisoned and alone with only his alluring captor for company, Caleb wants desperately to escape. But breaking free isn’t so simple. Awakened to a pleasure he’s never known, Caleb feels lost—conflicted. Can he escape? Or will the bonds of pleasure prove stronger than any lock and key?
A Choice for Claire
A.J. Harmon - 2015
Experience had taught her that poverty led to misery. The handsome and rich Brent Cooper enters her life and promises her all she wants, but at what price? Is she willing to live in fear and without self-respect in order to have the mansion and drive the luxury car? When she meets Zeke Dayton she couldn’t be at a lower point in her life. Zeke is gorgeous and sexy but a mechanic with a struggling auto repair business, definitely not with whom she’d envisioned herself. Claire has to make the biggest choice of her life between having everything and having it all. Caution: This book contains scenes of rape and domestic violence, and real life situations. Please be aware of the nature of this book. Ages 18 and over only.
Confessions of a Smut Author
Scott Hildreth - 2014
**WARNING** DO NOT attempt the scenes depicted in this novella. Shawn Fairfield is an erotica author who had always used his wife as the sexual inspiration for his novels. Be it a dark erotica or something a little softer, he had always felt the need to make the sexual scenes 'accurate'. After the death of his wife, he became a recluse. After over a year, when he finally ventured from his home, he met a very unlikely woman who was willing to act as his muse. Cheryl Baker is a religious woman who comes from a very strict and religious background. She admits to Shawn, after they meet the first time, that she enjoys reading erotic novels. She is immediately drawn to the author, and is intrigued by his writings, and his personality. She agrees to have a sexual relationship with the author, acting as his inspiration and muse. There's only one problem - she has no idea of what type of book Shawn was working on when his wife died. Calling the unfinished novel ‘dark’ doesn't quite do it justice. And Shawn is determined to finish it, using Cheryl as his muse.This novella is extremely, and I do mean extremely, erotic. There are many scenes of role play, some of which are nonconsensual. Additionally, some of the sexual scenes are of a very explicit nature, and depict acts that should NOT be experienced by the reader in real life, and only enjoyed as entertainment through reading this book. Please, proceed with caution.Includes MM, MMF, MMMF, MMMMF, FF, and NOCONSENTUAL SEX scenes. Additionally, this novella includes scenes of asphyxiation and should not be considered anything the reader should experience, only read for entertainment value.
Onley James - 2020
He has friends, a lucrative job with Elite Protection Services, and a side gig that lets him help out those escaping the same abusive home situation he left behind. But no matter how many people he helps, he can’t escape the guilt over the one person he didn’t—his step-brother, Cyrus.CYRUS WHITAKER has spent the last twenty years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, put there by the very person he vowed to protect. On the inside, he’s made strides to better himself so he can have a future on the outside. But just when he thinks there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he receives a new cellmate—the boy who put him away all those years ago.In trying to make things right, Webster has triggered a series of events that will ruin both their lives, or worse, end them. Somebody has framed him and sent him to a prison where they hope Cy’s need to get even will get rid of Webster for good. But they don’t know Cyrus or the bond they shared. A bond they still share. But can Webster figure out who’s doing this to them and why before Cyrus is forced to choose between hurting the one person he loves or spending his life in a cage?ENDANGERED SPECIES is the first book in the Time Served Series and is a spin-off of the Elite Protection Services Series. It contains an HEA and no cliffhangers.
Garden of Spiders Volume 2
Quil Carter - 2016
But at what cost? Elish is a veritable slave with no will of his own, and although his siblings and his sengil wish for the old Elish to return, the man in question is adamant that he’s happier this way. Even though Silas treats him like a dog, mental slavery is better than depression and eventual suicide, right?However, it seems that Elish may soon not have a choice. Forces outside of the family are hard at work, and someone from Elish’s distant past is determined to turn him into the man he once was.No matter the consequences.
Fractured Ties: Boykov Bratva
Kolya Boykov isn’t afraid to die—he’s already been dead for a long time. All it takes is one look at her from across the bar, and Kolya comes to life again. She’s fragile and beautiful and caged. Taking her was the last thing he should have done, but he’s never wanted anything like he wants Maya. As the son of a Bratva boss, no one can stop him from having her. Maya Kozlov wishes she was invisible—mistreated and unloved, they never let her forget it. All it takes is a few words from him, and Maya’s life is turned upside down all over again. He’s cold and harsh and terrifying. She should have run the first chance she could, but that’s the thing about Kolya; he makes her want to stay. As the unwanted daughter of a dead man, she just wants to be happy. There’s only one problem. It’s more than just Kolya who wants to keep Maya forever. Family, legacy, and the mafia … nothing will stand in their way. The cost of this betrayal is high. What will be the price? *Note: Fractured Ties is a standalone Boykov Bratva mafia romance.
Safe: Book One of the "Veterans of Callenburg" Series
Taylor McNiff - 2020
it sounds like a sick joke.Or maybe, just maybe, it'll be the best thing to ever happen to them.Huxley "Huck" Scott just wants a damn cup of coffee. He has too much to deal with already between his demotion to patrol officer, his struggle with his sobriety, and his lingering survivor's guilt. The last thing he needs is another complication. And a complication is exactly what Olly will be.Oliver "Olly" Bradford just wants his ride to hurry the hell up. He has too much to deal with already between the man who he once loved now selling his body without his permission, the latest beating from a not so friendly "client," and the ever-present fear that tomorrow will be the day he dies. The last thing he needs is another complication. And a complication is exactly what Huck will be.When their two worlds collide at the all-hour gas station in town, nothing is safe anymore.After a brutal assault, Olly is placed under police protection in Huck's own house. Olly works with Huck and the authoritites to try and take down the men who have ruined his life. There are lives on the line, one of them the man Olly considers his brother. Huck is trying desperately to rebuild his career. Olly is trying desperately to rebuild himself.Love is the last thing that should be on their minds.Except, both of them have finally figured out how to feel safe again, and that's a hard thing to let go.This book is a m/m romance that is rated Explicit and intended for mature audiences (+18)Content Warning: This book contains scenes that some might find triggering and/or disturbing, as well as explicit sex scenes between the main characters (Huck/Olly). This book deals with heavy topics including, but not limited to, sexual assault of minors and adults, forced prostitution, and physical violence. Some scenes containing sexual assault are depicted in graphic detail.None of the dark material in this novel is glossed over, as I believe it is important to Olly and all other survivors that their stories, no matter how uncomfortable, be heard. Please be prepared and practice self-care when reading Olly’s story.** there is no violence between the main charactersThis book is the first in a series of 3. It is the end of Huck and Olly's story, and can be read as a standalone as far as their romance is concerned. The underlying plot of the novel will be continued in books 2 and 3 with other romantic relationships. The ending of the series is a HEA.
The Thorn Triad: Taken By The Alphas
D.J. Heart - 2014
It’s common knowledge that the Thorn Triad alphas - Colin, Derek and Mitch - are deviants of the highest order, and no matter how much money they offer, giving them an omega would be social suicide.Colin, the triad's most dominant alpha, is determined to acquire an omega no matter the cost. If none of the Hundred Families will part with their cherished pure-bloods, he’ll just have to find one that's slipped through the cracks...(Warning: The alphas in this story are NOT nice. There is non-con between Colin and a side character, and references to truly horrible behavior. Do not proceed if this bothers you.)***The two remaining omegas were both male, and both exactly what Colin wanted. The first picture showed a handsome young man smiling happily into the camera. Colin studied the boy’s blue eyes and sharp, symmetrical features, passing the picture to Mitch. The omega was his type, but nearly thirty years old. It wouldn't be a problem, but Colin wanted someone younger. The second male, at just eighteen, was breathtaking. He had large brown eyes, a cute button nose and a pair of lips that looked like they were made for giving pleasure. Colin hardened in his pants, imagining what it would be like to have the omega at his mercy. “Saving the best for last?” He asked, smile wolfish, handing the picture to Mitch. The other alpha’s arousal was immediately evident, bulge straining his pants.“Benjamin Sutton, eighteen, lives in the fourth circle with his parents, Jacob and Lisa Sutton, and three younger siblings. He’s just completed high school and is planning on a university education in the fall.”
Match Grade - Criminal Delights: Assassins
G.B. Gordon - 2019
Kidnapped at age five and cruelly trained by his captor, he is today one of the most sought-after contract killers alive. Emotional distance from his targets, brutally beaten into him until it became second nature, is now the only way he can function. Lately though, that distance has started to elude him. And when a Colombian drug cartel contracts Eirik to take out ex-soldier-turned-vigilante, Matt Moreno, distance is suddenly as close as heat to fire. And all hell breaks loose.This book is part of CRIMINAL DELIGHTS. Each novel can be read as a standalone and contains a dark M/M romance.Warning: These books are for adult readers who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurry. High heat, twisted and tantalizing, these are not for thefainthearted.
His To Keep
Lydia Goodfellow - 2013
He leads a very sinister and secret life. She is forced to live in a room with his son, trapped in a house of hell. Day by day her innocence is torn apart, but despite witnessing horrific events, she finds herself caring for the boy with dark secrets. To survive, Ava must choose between her freedom and love. What will she choose?
Todd Young - 2013
It’s faded and worn, and in it, Leigh is all but naked. It’s a sunny summer morning, and Leigh has woken from a dream of a handsome, mysterious stranger. He’s just the sort of guy Leigh wants, but how will he ever get to meet anybody, stuck at home all summer? If he rides up to Mount Riley in his suit, then maybe he’ll attract someone’s attention. Leigh has no idea how right he is, and he has no idea, while he’s skinny-dipping in a mountain stream, that someone is watching him, hidden in the forest — someone who’ll take Leigh to a place he’s never been.
M. Piper - 2019
Every time the girl looked at me it was like she knew exactly what I was thinking. And why I was thinking it. It’s the why part that bothered me the most. I never wanted a girl like Sienna in my life. I never wanted a girl to embed herself into my soul so deep just trying to forget about her felt worse than slicing layers of skin off. I never wanted to feel like this. For anyone. But I had her and I fucking let her go. I let her go, and she filled the void. A void I’ve never been able to fill. Not in the ten years since I created it. I’ve tried my hardest, but nothing I do makes the hole feel any less painful. But now she’s here. In my city. In my shop. And I’ve been handed my second chance on a silver platter. I’ll show her what she’s missing. I’ll show her exactly why I’m the only guy for her. And then I’ll make her hurt. Just as bad as I have. **18+ FOR ADULT CONTENT**
Born for Leaving
Jude Munro - 2020
Too bad distractions, like the hot little convertible he has his eye on, cost megabucks. And Oliver is flat broke. Renting the spare bedroom in his rundown beachfront cottage is his only option to pick up the cash he needs--a risky proposition, as Oliver is the polar opposite of a people-person. When he responds to a bizarre ad in the Waterfront Gazette seeking summer housing, he gets more than he bargained for. But Oliver can cope... After all, how much harm can a single quirky tenant do to his tightly guarded life in three short months?Where Oliver is a loner by design, urban cowboy Bodie is a loner by necessity. A family dispute long ago dropkicked him onto the path of a lifelong wanderer. This changes when Bodie moves into the tiny beachfront cottage and starts working the door at Oliver's bar.Despite Oliver and Bodie's nearly paralyzing instinct to avoid commitment, they fall into a wary romance. And to their surprise, life as a couple is sweetly satisfying; that is, until their jealous boss devises a cruel plan to destroy the tentative bond they've built. True to form, Bodie hits the road, leaving Oliver to lick his wounds alone.Can these wounded souls defy their urge to flee and fight for love?**Trigger Warning: discussion of childhood sexual molestation of adult character, graphic physical violence, off-page coerced sexual relationship