The Yearning


A.J. Rose - 2012
    He’s in love with Justin, a mortician who is very much alive and very much in love with someone else, his best friend Darren. Torn between desiring Justin for himself or wanting Justin’s happiness, Eric never expected his death to be harder than his life. When darkness threatens Justin’s soul, is Eric strong enough to enlist Darren’s help, or will Justin be lost to both of them forever?

Don't Look


M.J. O'Shea - 2011
    Together, they planned a long happy life with each other. When Christian was diagnosed with terminal cancer at twenty-two, they fought for his life but despite his youth and strength he succumbed to the disease.Two years later, Sean is still struggling with overwhelming sadness and Christian, who pleaded with higher powers to be allowed to watch over his love, hates watching helpless as his partner spirals into dark depression.He is granted the ability to go to Sean at night and try to comfort him and make him happy once more. Only he must not tell Sean who he is and can never let Sean or any other human see his face. He must come up with another way to let the grieving Sean know that he’s kept his promise.That no matter what they would always be together...

1989


Sam C. Leonhard - 2012
    He's regretted it ever since--especially because the man in question died more than twenty years ago. One lonely, drunken night, he gets the chance to change the past. Will he take it or run away once again? A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2012 Daily Dose package "Time Is Eternity."

Ninja Cupcakes


T.A. Chase - 2013
    When he agrees to do the desserts for a sci-fi convention his brother is putting on, Ethan gets a chance to realise his biggest fantasy.One of the panelists is Callum MacLaughlin, a man Ethan’s been lusting after since they’d met four years ago. Ethan discovers Callum will be there, and he decides it’s time to make his move on the astrophysicist.With the help of some special cupcakes, Ethan makes not only his dream come true, but the hopes of his brother and his best friend as well.Reader Advisory: This story has been previously released as part of the Unconventional At Best anthology by Total-E-Bound

Haunted


Irene Preston - 2018
    for New Orleans, but when he walks into a burned out Garden District mansion, he discovers there are some things he can't outrun. The spooks can find him anywhere. As the resident historian for the cable show Haunts and Hoaxes, Professor Adam Morales keeps an open mind about the supernatural. Or that's what he tells himself, until he meets a man who puts that principle to the test. Noel's smart, sexy, and has killer cop instincts. One glance from his bedroom eyes has Adam ready to believe anything. But is Noel haunted, crazy, or just another hoax?

All the Rules of Heaven


Amy Lane - 2020
    He’s prepared to do his bit to satisfy the supernatural forces in the old house, but he refuses to be all sweetness and light about it.Angel was sort of hoping for sweetness and light.Trapped at Daisy Place for over fifty years, Angel hasn’t always been kind to the humans who have helped him in his duty of guiding spirits to the beyond. When Tucker shows up, Angel vows to be more accommodating, but Tucker’s layers of cynicism and apparent selfishness don’t make it easy.Can Tucker work with a gender-bending, shape-shifting irritant, and can Angel retain his divine intentions when his heart proves all too human?

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.

The Omen Days: A Christmas Ghost Story


J.T. Ellison - 2015
    And he's not going to let her do it again. Zack Aukey hates Christmas—despises it, actually. December carries painful memories of his first love Autumn Cleary, who left him during the holiday season. But when Autumn mysteriously shows up in Nashville on Christmas night bearing gifts and apologies, Zack knows this is a holiday he won't soon forget. And then he sees the police report. From New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison comes her first Christmas story, marrying the magic of the season with her signature thriller twist.

The Owl and the Pussycat


Megan Derr
    In sticking with the theme of the original, it’s about two lovers running away to be together. That’s about the last similarity.

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.

Genie in a Beanie


Indra Vaughn - 2013
    The baby isn’t either of theirs (but it can be anyone else’s you want it to be— no single lovelorn dads please). And one of the men is a knitter who became well known for his blog and designs.How did they end up starting a campaign to knit for charity? And, show us how they connected along the way.Photo Description: A black-haired man with darkly stubbled cheeks is sitting down, holding a baby up to a man standing close and leaning slightly forward. This man is blond and wears a knitted beanie. The baby tugs on the blond man’s beard.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.

Starlight


Jordan Castillo Price - 2007
    But now he's caught the scent of a creature no more human than he is, and his hunger has turned to desire.

Once in a Blue Moon


Kimberly Hunter - 2014
    Always on the move, he wants to avoid the fate his parents suffered. Devon Saunders has one last night to find his mate or be forever alone. It's the night of the Blue Moon, a night when fates are sealed and true love is found. But can Nik overcome his fear and let Devon in? It's a Once in a Blue Moon chance the lover's will have to take.

Make Mine a Lion


Harper B. Cole - 2017
    As a latent, a shifter who has never shifted and an omega who's never had a heat, he knows he's broken goods. But he hasn't given up on finding love, so he applies to Ms. Maggie's matchmaking services. But when the match she plans for him isn't quite what he expects, he thinks he might have to give up on that hope as well. But while Ms. Maggie's plan might have gone awry, she may still have set him on the path to find everything he's hoped for.

On Death’s Wings


Auburnimp - 2006
    Samael, Fallen Angel with the power of life and death discovers a young junkie being beaten in an alleyway. Ever the impulsive creature, he rescues Daniel from his pimp. From that moment Samael's life changes. But is it for the better or worse? Daniel, addict and whore, knows his former 'employers' will come searching for him. What he's not suspecting is how useful being befriended by the Angel of Death will be. Can Samael forget his former lover, the Angel Raphael while in the arms of a mere mortal? And what of Daniel, can he accept Samael for what he is?