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Saving Hearts by Claire Cullen


m-m-romance
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The Dog Next Door


Sean Michael - 2009
    Felix is his hunky next door neighbor. One weekend when they're both out enjoying a beautiful Saturday morning, Felix asks Keifer out for dinner and ice cream. One thing leads to another and the two discover that they're very compatible, in and out of bed.Keifer's got that secret, though, and he's not sure exactly how to tell Felix about it and he's more than a little worried about how Felix is going to take it. What happens when the truth comes out unexpectedly, and that truth has a tail?

Not Even Close


Lisa Oliver - 2015
    I have yet to find someone that I connect with enough to be that open. I hear terms like gray-sexual and demi-sexual thrown around and figure I’ll just be alone. No one wants to take the time to get to know me; they just want to hop right in bed.Photo Description: A black and white photograph just showing two men, who look very similar, their mouths almost joined as they come in for a kiss.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love is an Open Road" 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. This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers. It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.

Foxes Over Flowers


J. Colby - 2014
    But I know not to touch him. Were-foxes aren’t the easiest kind to get into bed with; they’re tricky and won’t be pinned down by anyone until they’ve met their match. And I’m not the smartest guy around, not a Were either… but if I could just get my hands on this guy. I’d make it so he’d never want to get out from under me.Come on author, help this guy catch a wily fox ;)Photo Description: A man wearing nothing but small black briefs, lying on beige carpeting, arches his back and lifts his hips upwards slowly and sensuously into the touch of a second man’s hands.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love’s Landscapes" 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. This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers. It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.

Hunter's Creek


Victoria Sue - 2019
    Drugged and desperate, he is ready to give up completely until one miraculous day he’s rescued by a stranger who not only says his rages are because he’s a rare unbonded wolf omega, but insists Sai is his true mate. Asher is used to shifters of every sort. Growing up, he was his mom and dad’s first successful foster cub and, along with his large family, they often get emergency calls about shifter kids in trouble. Except Sai is no child. He’s one hundred percent grown-up gorgeous male and one hundred percent Asher’s fated mate. He’s also rare. Very rare. Given time, Asher is sure he can explain who and what he is…except when the rogue wolves discover Sai’s existence and the baby he might be carrying, time is something they no longer have.Then the race isn’t about explaining how much Asher loves him, but becomes about saving Sai’s life.

Moon's Sweet Poison


Scarlet Hyacinth - 2010
    In a world where everyone seems to hate him, he desperately wishes to find that one special person, his mate.His prayers seem to be answered when Viktor meets a beautiful stranger with a hypnotizing gaze. From the minute their eyes meet, Viktor knows that the stranger is his fated mate. But everything goes terribly wrong when he finds out his mate, Kaiden, is actually a weresnake, an assassin sent by his pack to kill him.Kaiden knows his only chance of freeing himself from the Assassin’s Guild is one last kill: Viktor. Despite that, he finds himself drawn to the werewolf and cannot resist his touches. Will their connection be stronger than betrayal, or will Viktor find his death at the hands of his own mate?

Secrets


Grace R. Duncan - 2015
    He’s watched over the last few months as his partner’s health got worse and worse. Logan doesn’t eat. He doesn’t sleep. And Baxter can’t begin to figure out what to do with the terror he sees in Logan’s eyes.Finally convincing Logan to go on vacation, Baxter is committed to using the time wisely. He knows Logan loves him; he’s not worried about anything like that. But something is going on and he’s determined to get to the bottom of whatever it is. He’s got to find out what secrets Logan is harboring before it does irreparable damage and Baxter loses the most important thing in his life. But when Logan begs Baxter to go to a hotel without him and Baxter refuses, he gets his wish. It isn’t anything Baxter is prepared to face, though, and when he finds his own life hanging in the balance, love is put to the ultimate test.Dear Author,I love him so much and I hate to watch as he slowly drives himself to the point of exhaustion. Being a lawyer is a stressful job, I get that, but in most cases he just forgets to eat. My cooking can easy fix the problem; after all, he is not dating a chief of 2 star restaurant for nothing. This time is different. He barely eats or sleeps, and if he manages to fall under he wakes up screaming. When asked about it, he constantly says “I’m fine, sweetheart”. But I can’t help but worry. He was always loving and supportive. When I hit a rock bottom, he helped me get through it. So now is my turn. The last straw was when he got into a full bloody panic attack right in front of me. Now every time I close my eyes, I still see his face so frightened and vulnerable. After insisting and pleading, he finally agreed to go on long overdue vacation. Maybe a change of scenery will help calm his mind and, if I am very optimistic, finally trust me enough to tell me what caused all of it.Photo Description: Two men are on a beach, one carrying the other. Both are barefoot, in shorts and T-shirts, the one face we can see is happy and smiling.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love is an Open Road" 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. This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers. It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.

Crocodylus Acutus


J. Rocci - 2012
    Over the past few days he's been watching this cute conservationist gather data about his dwindling habitat. But when the guy falls into the mud, the rest of the crocs think lunch but Craig thinks love.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love is Always Write" 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.Read the story here or find it in Love Is Always Write: Volume 2.

Kenai


Caitlin Ricci - 2015
    Watchers never get attached. Kenai has heard that rule all his life. He started his training as a small child and his mentor became his world. Now, at nineteen, he’s handling the shifters in the Pacific Northwest on his own. He only interferes with them when he has to—otherwise his life is spent alone. As a mountain lion shifter he doesn’t mind the solitude, but in his visions he sees shifters going off and having adventures, and he desperately wants one for himself. When he meets a bear shifter walking through the woods near his cabin, he’s all in and ready for whatever the bear wants to do. Derek finds the overly energetic mountain lion annoying. He won’t stop bouncing around, and eventually he has to put Kenai in his place, which sends Kenai darting off. He does want some company though, so he follows Kenai’s trail back to his cabin and invites him to the salmon pools for a feast. He thought everyone knew what went on at those pools, so he’s surprised when Kenai reveals he’s a virgin. That isn’t the only secret this mountain lion is hiding, though, and when Derek finds out Kenai is a Watcher and practically a god to the shifters despite his young age, it might be more than he’s able to handle.

Loving the Tiger


E.A. Price - 2016
     Carrick never wanted to claim a mate. He was thrust into the pride because no one else wanted him. After years of abuse, and no memory of his life before, his only option was to live in the pride. None of the female tigers ever appealed to him, and he was content with that. But when a young blonde tigress with enormous big blue eyes and a kind heart catches his eye, mate-claiming her seems the only way to save her from the other tigers in his pride. If only she wanted to be mated to him… Lauren knows she will have to mate – female tigers have no choice. But when the angry, scarred shifter claims her, she doesn’t know what to make of him. With her parents and pride mates, Lauren never expected much out of life, but is a life with Carrick the best she can hope for? Can the two of them navigate their way through Carrick’s past and Lauren’s doubts to find their happily ever after? This story is a spin off from The Tiger's Mate, though it isn't completely necessary to read that story first. Also, this story contains swearing, scenes of a sexual nature with m/f interaction, and angsty relationship stuff intended for mature readers.

Alan's Anger


Lynn Hagen - 2012
    He’s bitter, and he doesn’t hesitate to let everyone know. When his mate appears at the tavern where he works, Alan does everything in his power to avoid the small bear.Alan does not need nor want a mate.When Sasha steps into a tavern to warm his toes, little does he know he will be meeting his mate. Alan is everything Sasha could ever want in a big bear. The problem is Alan doesn’t want him, and he lets Sasha know.When Sasha walks out, Alan realizes what a jerk he has been. Alan combs the streets for his mate, but Sasha is nowhere to be found. Will fate give Alan another chance, or has his anger ruined the only chance Alan has for a happily ever after?

Wolf's Honor


Laylah Hunter - 2015
    I wasn’t a mile away from the edge of pack territory, but he managed to catch me. Now I’m pressed against the cold cement walls of this last hiding place. I can feel his heat behind me, his heavy breath on my neck. I absorb the pain as he wrenches my arms high up my back, immobilizing me. I wait for punishment. I’m so tired; I let my body relax into the inevitable. Running had been my last attempt at freedom. It’s been so long since I was free. Most of my life has been spent under the power-mad control of one Alpha or another, the curse of being an Omega. Everyone wants to own you, control you… use you. The image of the man behind me standing over my last Alpha, covered in his blood, eye’s glowing with battle rage; flashes through my head. That was only two days ago. In the chaos that followed, I managed to slip away. I hadn’t been out of the Alpha’s house in two years. I had hoped that no one in the pack would even remember my existence. The hard press of muscle, the scent of blood and power coming from the man behind me smothers my hope. I breathed in the scent of my new reality…Photo Description: A young, dark-haired man is pressed up against a concrete wall, face first. He’s held there by a taller man standing behind him, who leans into him possessively and has a hand on his forehead. The young man has his head tipped back and his eyes closed; the man behind him has an ambiguous expression that might be anger.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love is an Open Road" 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. This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers. It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.

Betrayed


Skye R. Richmond - 2020
    Along with his best friend, the only one to stand by him, they create a pack like no other. One where everyone is welcome.  He has a home, now all Dom wants is a quiet life… that is, until he meets Elias. Dom never thought he would find another home, but maybe fate has a plan and he’s right where he’s supposed to be. This series has little to no angst, and lots and lots of fluff! Absolutely no cheating. If you want angst this is not the series for you. These are 25k short and sweet reads.

Alpha's Enemy


Lola Gabriel - 2019
    Worse, cheated on. And, as the alpha of a pack of shifters in Fairbanks, Alaska, this is more than just embarrassing. It’s humiliating. But as he’s drowning his sorrows, a mysterious blonde walks into Axel’s local bar and sits down beside him.Their connection is undeniable, but what is the blonde hiding? When Chance’s sworn enemies, the Juneau pack, become involved, and a battle ensues, things look bleak for the new couple. But sometimes, love has a way of shaking things out that needed to be resolved. Soon, Axel finds himself sent back in time to save the life of his new love. But what else will he save in the process? And what will he discover on his journey into his own family’s history?If you love bear shifters, sexy alphas, and bad boys that leave you begging for more, then you will love Alpha’s Enemy! Content Warning: Explicit love scenes and lots of sexy shifters. Intended for 18+ audiences.

Jaguar Mate


S.A. Welsh - 2010
    The last thing he needs is to find out that Pack Valley is much weirder than it seems or that his first love Kyle and his family have a tendency to purr when happy.Everything crashes together one night- from bullies and abusers getting what they deserve to a black jaguar protecting and claiming his mate. Can Jay deal with being claimed by his best friend or will fear of rejection stop him taking a chance?CONTENT CAUTION: Contains human sexual contact with shifter in animal form.

The Rogue's Omega


Samantha Cayto - 2016
    Born capable of breeding like a female, he was raised in the cruel environment of his sire, Haldon’s, pack. He’s spent his entire short life dreading the time when he’d be expected to breed as many pups as possible. His fears are realized one night when Haldon hands him over to the frightening, yet sexy, alpha of the new Rogue Pack. A few minutes in the virile alpha’s company triggers Kyle’s first heat. At first, he assumes the Rogue alpha will breed him then toss him to his pack for sport. The male surprises him by taking him as his mate instead. Having become the reluctant leader of an unusual wolf pack, Alpha Lorcan simply wants to build a settlement for his ragtag group of shifters. Each of them is either a runaway or an undeserving outcast from packs that treated them badly. They call themselves the Rogue Pack, and instead of turning dangerous and predatory, they have found a new sense of belonging under Lorcan’s guidance.Lorcan wasn’t looking for a mate just yet, but the beautiful omega male thrust in front of him as part of a treaty with Haldon changes his mind. With his new lands secured, he wants to increase his pack and nothing accomplishes that quicker or better than an alpha siring pups. Although still emotionally scarred from his own sire’s cruelty, he is determined to be a good alpha. Doing so by mating with Kyle allows him to mix unwanted duty with unplanned pleasure.As Lorcan and Kyle work to form a bond as a mated pair, outside forces threaten to come between them. If their lives together are to become more than mere duty, each of them will have to overcome his painful past and learn to trust and love.