All Rath wants is a quiet, peaceful life. Unfortunately, his father brings him too much trouble-and too many debts to pay-for that to ever be possible. When the local crime lord drags Rath out of bed and tells him he has three days to pay his father’s latest debt, Rath doesn’t know what to do. There’s no way to come up with so much money in so little time. Then a friend poses an idea just ridiculous enough to work: enter the Tournament of Losers, where every seventy-five years, peasants compete for the chance to marry into the noble and royal houses. All competitors are given a stipend to live on for the duration of the tournament-funds enough to cover his father’s debt. All he has to do is win the first few rounds, collect his stipend, and then it’s back to trying to live a quiet life…
Stephani Hecht - Redemption or Burn
Max is determined to redeem his family name, even if he has to die to do it. Will the man he loves give Max a reason to live? Even though they were only fifteen at the time, Max and Dev were on the brink of falling for each other. Then Max’s father, the fire chief, committed a shameful act after which he was forced out of the field and the state. Ten years later, Max is back and determined to redeem the family honour, no matter the cost. The last thing he expects to find out is that not only is Dev a part of Detroit Fire, but assigned to the same fire house as Max. Will Dev be able to convince Max that it’s not worth dying to save the family name, or will Max make the ultimate sacrifice in order to right his father’s sins?
Stephani Hecht - Ranger's Folly
Exiled from his childhood pack and hated by his family, Wolf shifter Ranger vowed that he'd help prevent others from suffering the same heartbreak. He fulfilled his promise, first by taking in stray shifters and then by becoming a soldier for a feline coalition. When he discovers a strange Eagle shifter stalking one of his friends, it's only natural that Ranger becomes protective, especially when said Eagle is in the company of two of the most evil shifters of all: Ravens. Eagle shifter Xavier lost everything dear to him when tragedy struck his family years ago. Raised in extreme seclusion by a family of Ravens, he's always felt as if a piece of himself was missing. After he learns that he has a twin brother, who is alive and living with feline shifters, Xavier can't resist learning more about his brother. Fighting their mutual distrust, Xavier and Ranger also find themselves drawn to each other. In a world that's not always so black and white, can they get beyond prejudices and taboo, or will their love be lost to hate?
Stormy Glenn - Joyee Flynn - Mating Games
Sebastian Rule is a Delta wolf, the enforcer for his kind. When word comes that a rogue alpha is holding a human hostage, Sebastian is sent to investigate, eliminating the rogue alpha if needed. His mission goes horribly wrong, and Sebastian is captured. What he finds when he wakes up, though, changes the course of Sebastian's life. The human that inhabits the shed with him is not only the "pet" of the Alpha, he is also Sebastian's mate. Before Sebastian can rescue his abused mate, Dobry, they are both set free by Alastar, a vampire and Sebastian's other mate. The problem? Sebastian hates vampires. Stuck between a mate that is afraid of him and a mate that he is hesitant to claim, Sebastian's only choice is to run with both when Alpha Rodrick gives chase. Can they learn to trust each other enough when Alpha Rodrick finally tracks them down? Or will they lose each other before they realize what they have together?
Stormy Glenn - Joyee Flynn - Blood Lust
When a human psychic saves his life, Constantine Stylianos can't stop thinking about the little man, even when Owen leaves, ignoring the bond that they have together. Deciding he needs a change or he will never have the life he wants, Constantine opts to move to the Delta Pack. Before he can get there, Constantine receives a call for help. An illegal hunt has been ordered, and someone needs his protection. When he arrives, he discovers that the man that saved Christian is the same man that saved him and both men are his mates. But someone is out to kill Christian, Owen has emotional demons that prevent him from fully accepting the mating bond between the three of them, and Constantine has to use all of his abilities to save them. If fate chooses mates destined to be together, Constantine can't help but wonder why so many obstacles are thrown in the way of them all being together?
Stephani Hecht - When Tatum Got Bit by the Spider
Sometimes the first bite is all people need before becoming so addicted that they can’t stop themselves from craving more. Even if it leads them to their own undoing. Raised by a ruthless slaver to be one of the best assassins in the shifter world, the only one Tatum knew he could count on and trust was his twin brother. The fact that they’ve joined with a cast of Hawks hasn’t changed that, either. While their new allies might seem nice enough, Tatum found out the hard way that kind words are, more often than not, just a nice façade to hide the true ugliness underneath. So he vows to never let his guard down or let anybody close...at least until he stumbles across a certain Spider shifter. One who may be small, but has as many emotional scars as Tatum. After being accepted informally as part of the feline coalition, Baxley still doesn’t feel safe. He lives every day in fear that his past will come back and finish him off. The only time he is able to breathe freely is when Tatum is around. Yet Baxley knows that he can never truly love the other man, for fear of putting Tatum in danger. Will Baxley be able to turn to Tatum? What’s more, will Tatum be willing to help? Or will Baxley lose the little bit of happiness he has in his life?
Stephani Hecht - The Trials of Gregg
Sometimes when you least expect it…bam….love comes out and smacks you right in the face, and you have no choice but to deal with it. For years, Navy SEAL John has been harboring a secret: he can shift into a Lion. He thinks he’s the only one of his kind. That is, until his commanding officer discovers his secret and takes him to the feline coalition. There, John finds out that he’s not alone. He also meets the alluring Hawk shifter, Gregg. Gregg is given the task of helping John integrate into shifter society. As the two men grow closer, they find that they are attracted to each other. Will they be able to act on their attraction? Or will their differences keep them apart?
Stephani Hecht - Primal Passions
Here kitty, kitty has never sounded so fine. As the two males run for their lives, they find that not only are they having to battle their enemy, but they are also fighting a growing attraction to each other. Jacyn had always considered himself a pretty normal guy. Little did he know that he couldn't be more wrong. Attacked by a group of gunmen, he suddenly finds himself shot at, kidnapped and chained to a wall. Not exactly the kind of day a normal guy has. All he knows is that all of it is somehow connected to his birth family. Rescued by a tall dangerous looking stranger who claims to have been sent by his long-lost family, Jacyn doesn't know whether to run with him or away from him. Especially when the stranger claims to be able to shift into a jaguar. The last thing Logan wants is to be rounding up some stray jaguar shifter, but he has never refused an order. Even as he tells himself the mission will be a snap, he finds himself having to launch a one-cat rescue party when Jacyn gets himself captured by their enemy. As the two males run for their lives, they find that not only are they having to battle their enemy, but they are also fighting a growing attraction to each other. Passion is the last thing they should be thinking about, however. Because if they don't keep their attention focused on the enemy, they could very well pay the ultimate price.
Ava March - Bound by Deception
Lord Oliver Marsden has a secret. He's been in love with his childhood friend for years, though Vincent's never shown an interest in him beyond friendship. Ruggedly handsome, wealthy, and successful, Vincent is everything Oliver is not. And Vincent doesn't prefer men. Then Oliver discovers Vincent hires a man during his visits to a London brothel. Desperate to be with Vincent, Oliver orchestrates a deception, switching places with the brothel's employee. When Oliver arrives at the bedchamber, he's in for another surprise. Restraints and a leather bullwhip? Apparently Vincent isn't as conservative as he appears. Lord Vincent Prescot has a secret of his own. One kept locked away and only indulged once a month. But this month's appointment is different. The mysterious man is so perfect, so beautiful in his submission, rousing protective instincts Vincent can't deny. Yet he refuses to believe he might truly prefer men, for it could mean the end of his hopes of earning his father's respect. Will betrayal destroy them or will they be bound together by deception?
Ava March - Convincing Arthur
Mr. Leopold Thornton missed his chance ten years ago. He isn't about to let this one pass him by. Given Leopold's reputation for vice and debauchery, Mr. Arthur Barrington has a fair idea why the sinfully beautiful man invites him to his country estate. A shooting excursion? Unlikely. Especially considering Arthur is the only guest invited to the estate. He shouldn't consider the invitation, but a few days of mind-blowing sex could be just the thing to help him get over the heartbreaking end of a ten-year relationship. Then he can return to London to his thriving law practice, and quietly search for an amiable man who understands the meaning of the word discreet and who recognizes the value of commitment. There was a time when Leopold wasn't such a rakehell. When every night didn't end with an empty bottle of whisky. When he believed in the rewards of patience. When he didn't give himself over to just anyone who'd have him. Old habits die hard, especially when tempted by six feet of solid muscle, but Leopold will only have a few days to convince Arthur he can be the man he's looking for -- that his love is genuine and he's worthy of Arthur's heart.
Temari Matsumoto - Shinobu Kokoro
The Ninja: A stealth fighter expertly trained in ancient Japenese martial arts. Whit great acumen, and guile, his is a fiery combination of sheer force and devastating proficiency. No man can resist his skill - until now! Follow the sizzling sessions whit a young, innocent ninja-in-traning as his master teaches him the secret methods of the clan... whit a little hands-on instruction! Meanwhile, two experienced shinobi take their relationship to new heights when a tragic separation leaves one of them caught between a rock and hard place. Filled whit over-the-top "action" boys in tight uniforms, lots of sexy no jutsu, and one very lascivious snow spirit, this romantic fantasy collection is one part passion, one part affection, and all heart.
Ava March - Convincing the Secretary
Business and pleasure is a mix no gentleman should consider. Lord Grayson Holloway goes after what he wants—be it in the law office on his clients’ behalf or in the bedchamber. His new position as partner puts him closer to achieving his goal of becoming the most successful solicitor in London. There’s just one problem—his new secretary. Broad of shoulder yet mild of manner, Edward tempts Gray like no other. Yet the young man barely notices him. Edward Fenton tries to be a good secretary, but being in Lord Grayson’s hard, commanding presence rouses Edward’s most forbidden desires. Wicked, naughty desires no gentleman should consider giving in to, let alone with his new employer. Gray is more than willing to mix business with pleasure. But convincing Edward to take a chance on a future with him? That might be the most challenging case Gray has ever taken on.
Richard Siken - Crush
Richard Siken’s Crush, selected as this year’s winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, is a powerful collection of poems driven by obsession. Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him. His poetry is confessional, gay, savage, and charged with violent eroticism. In her introduction to the book, competition judge Louise Glück hails the “cumulative, driving, apocalyptic power, [and] purgatorial recklessness” of Siken’s poems. She notes, “Books of this kind dream big. . . . They restore to poetry that sense of crucial moment and crucial utterance which may indeed be the great genius of the form.”
Lynn Hagen - Seth's Chance
Seth McGavin moves to Brac Village to care for his nephew Oscar after a house fire claims Oscar's parents. He doesn't expect to find Chance Lakeland, and he certainly doesn't expect to fall for the tall, handsome man. Chance Lakeland seems to be blowing it with his mate, Seth. He can't seem to say the right thing. He can't even seem to keep his mate safe when it seems that, at every turn, Seth is being threatened, or even worse, hurt. When Seth is attacked on several different occasions, Chance has had enough. He tries to convince his mate to move in with him, but Seth is adamant about keeping his independence, even at the cost of his safety. Seth doesn't go looking for trouble, but it finds him at every turn. Can Chance convince Seth to take a leap of faith and trust him, or will Seth run into the wrong man and get himself killed? When one of Seth's attacks proves more dangerous than anyone thought possible, things begin to change in the paranormal world.
Ava March - Pleasures of Somerville Park
Arsen Grey, Marquis of Somerville, knows very well he is not needed in London. A visit from his youngest brother does nothing to change his mind. All he wants is to remain at his country estate with Henry Shaw. After days of going over documents, Arsen is more than ready for his brother to depart for London in the morning. He’s missed having Henry in his bed. Now if he can just convince his frustratingly cautious lover to join him in his bed for the night… Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable.
Charlie Richards - A Bite of Fulfillment
Into the paranormal world: It’s all fun and games until someone’s life is threatened. Adalric Bachmeier is the leader of his vampire coven and not accustomed to being patient, but to win his beloved’s affection, he tries to be just that. Unfortunately, time runs out too soon. Adalric can’t put off returning to his coven, as well as his duties, any longer, and he plans to take Seth Goodwin with him, willingly or not. Seth never would have believed that creatures of myth and legend existed. Coming face to face with a vindictive, bloodthirsty vampire opens his eyes real quick to a whole new set of evils in the world. He can’t figure out why Adalric continues with his overtures of friendship, especially when he’s been nothing but rude and cold to the guy. After all, Seth wants nothing to do with a vampire. Adalric insists that Seth must go with him to his coven, and he uses the guise of marking him as taken—making him off-limits to other vampires—to finally sink his fangs into the human. Even though Seth finds great pleasure in Adalric’s arms, when the truth of their relationship comes out, will their fragile bond withstand the tension? Or will it snap, sending Seth running?
Charlie Richards - A Nip of Good Cheer
Just a little Love Bite: When you ignore your senses, you can miss out on something pretty important. Daystrum Striplan, second in command of the Esson vampire coven, knows he’s been distracted the past month or two. He just can’t figure out what tugs at his mind…or rather…whom. Every night Daystrum’s dreams are plagued by a slender male figure with striking blue eyes. When he wakes, his fangs ache with the need to sink them into the man’s column of tanned flesh and taste his blood. Unfortunately, Daystrum can’t remember where or when—hell, even if—he’s met the man in his dreams. Then, the evening of the coven Christmas party, Daystrum scents the object of his obsession, Korbin Harris. He’s not the only one who notices the human, though. Jaymes, the master of a visiting coven also expresses his interest, and that vampire doesn’t have to beg forgiveness for forgetting their first meeting…a meeting that Korbin remembers. Can Daystrum earn the forgiveness and affection of his wayward beloved?
Charlie Richards - A Rose for Paul's Protector
Just a little Love Bite: The intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden. A couple of months before, Jaymes Martinez--master of the Amarillo coven--received from Fate the best Christmas present possible. He discovered his beloved in the young human Paul Cosborn. Unfortunately, Paul was only seventeen at the time, so Jaymes returned home and did his best to focus on readying his coven for his beloved. Now, two months later, Jaymes is ready to make his move. He convinces fellow vampire, Daystrum, who'd been keeping an eye on Paul for him, to bring him out to the ranch to visit. After one steamy make-out session with Paul, and one oh-so-satisfying bite, his beloved disappears. Can Jaymes track down his missing beloved in time for them both to enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day?
Charlie Richards - Accepting Caladon's Scales
Into the Paranormal World: Sometimes going against family leads to better rewards than sticking with them. After seventeen years in captivity, Caladon O’Hara is freed from his cage by gargoyles. His rescuers take him to their manor, give him a safe place to recuperate, and set him up with a new identity, Caladon Wykert. They also aid Caladon in tracking down information about his son, Taolma. Upon seeing a picture of his son’s face after so long, Caladon goes into mild shock, overwhelmed at seeing him as an adult for the first time. Nurse Leroy Wilde works part time at the gargoyle’s mansion. He handles daytime shifts since Perseus, the clutch’s head doctor, has not yet mated and turns into stone during daylight hours. When he spots Caladon through a doorway, he’s quickly smitten by the tall, handsome shifter. Still, Leroy keeps his distance. He’d tried dating an African American once before, and due to his family’s bigotry, it hadn’t turned out so well. When Caladon suffers a shock, Leroy is called to help. His mere presence yanks Caladon out of his stupor, only for the shifter to declare they are mates. Leroy is unable to resist the siren call of the mate-pull, and he agrees to a date. He quickly discovers that his family isn’t the only complication…because at the time of Caladon’s kidnapping, he was still married. Mates or not, Leroy refuses to get involved with a married man.
Charlie Richards - An Unforgettable Bite
Just a little Love Bite: A good person learns from his mistakes. A great person learns from other people’s mistakes. Nathan Hanson is still working through the recent changes to his life. When he walks away from Diana, his long-time girlfriend, he comes out to his father, Owen. To his surprise, he learns that Owen is gay, too. Unfortunately, Diana doesn’t want to move on. When she continues to call him, Nathan changes his phone number. Next, she starts dropping by his work, so he gives her description to his work’s lot security, asking them to keep her out. Nathan even moves into an apartment on the far side of town, near to where his father now lives, but sometimes he still feels like he’s being watched. When Nathan finally gets up the courage and accompanies a few friends to a gay bar, he just wants to have a little mindless fun to take his mind off his problems…and maybe, finally act on his desires for another man. There, he meets Lexington Paistro, who is handsome, sexy, and into Nathan. He’s also a vampire. Having learned of paranormals when his father bonded with one, it’s not the biting that Nathan fears. It’s the possessiveness. He’s still trying to extricate himself from a woman who thinks she owns him. Will Lexington behave the same way?
Charlie Richards - Believing in the Traitor
Into the Paranormal World: One man’s lie is another man’s truth. Walter wonders if he made a mistake. One minute, he’s helping his boss recapture stolen animals. The next, he realizes everything is not as it seems. A split second decision completely changes his life, and he takes a bullet meant for someone, something, else. Awake and lucid after months in a coma, Walter discovers the true depth of his boss’s treachery. Now, he knows myths and legends are real, and his boss had even been holding some of those creatures captive. The animals hadn’t been stolen, they’d actually been freed…by gargoyles! One such beast, a black-winged, golden gargoyle named Treatise, fires his blood like no one ever has. Except, Walter is a traitor. Can anyone truly trust him, even the gargoyle who claims him as his mate?