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Not Alone by Christie Gordon

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Ash is a rock star. Micah is a broken man. Neither one wants to be alone.

Ash Oakley has spent his life making music and doing what it takes to reach the top, along with his best friend (with benefits) Wells by his side. After a year of touring and opening in stadiums for rock legends across the globe, he needs down time and rents an apartment in a beach town outside of foggy San Francisco. He decides to take up surfing. His first time out, he discovers a rude, but mysterious man on the beach who captivates him in a way he didn’t expect. The man is clearly grief stricken, something Ash knows a lot about after losing his guitar-playing brother to a drug overdose.

Micah Knowles left his friends, his family, and his high-tech job to sit on the beach, day after day, struggling to heal from a devastating event he can’t even speak of out loud. He doesn’t deserve friendship and certainly doesn’t deserve love, not after what he did.

When their worlds collide, Ash must uncover the truth about the man he’s falling for and decide if he can handle it. Micah must face his demons to heal and let Ash in. But after all that, Ash’s very public world and lifestyle might be the thing that tears them apart.

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Ash picked up the board, threw it under his arm, and strode to his backpack. As he set the board down, he glanced at his neighbor and flipped his blond hair up over one side of his head, the long ends splashing against the top of the wetsuit. The neighbor hugged his knees tight with his head lowered. “Hey, you sleeping?” He bent over the backpack, his hair dripping into dry sand. The neighbor lifted his head. A gust of wind blew over them, so strong it drove Ash forward. The brim of the neighbor’s baseball hat fluttered and flew off, throwing the hood off with it, making his long, black bangs swirl up around his head. His gaze caught on Ash, the large, brown eyes, and thick lashes under straight brows, vulnerable, but intense. He lifted his face, every bit as perfectly laid out as if it were a doll, the cheeks holding a slight flush over porcelain skin. Gorgeous. Ash whispered, “Holy shit.” He gawked, unable to move, his breath caught in his throat, his heart pounding. The neighbor jerked around in the sand. Ash blinked hard and scrambled for the hat. As he snatched it in his fingers, the perfect doll appeared in his vision again, this time gazing at him up close, too close. He plopped his butt in the sand, leaning on one hand, gaping at the vision in front of him. The perfect doll sat next to Ash, lips parted, his dark, expressive eyes wide. “Uh, thank you.” “Wh-what’s your name?” He stared at the doll, unable to look away, his heart thumping in his ears. Jesus, he needed to get a grip on himself. “Micah.” His neighbor held out his hand. He stared at Micah’s hand and placed his own inside it. He squeezed. “Um, my hat.” Micah ripped his hand free. “Please.” He shimmied away from Ash. “Can you give it to me?” He dropped his head forward, letting the dark bangs cover his expressive eyes. “Oh, yeah, sure.” What an idiot. As he flinched, he handed the hat to Micah, his other hand still tingling from Micah’s touch. He gulped hard and looked around him, fighting to find his voice, to calm the pounding in his chest. “Um…” “You don’t want to be friends with me.” Micah placed the hat over his head and brought the hood up to cover it, then twisted around to face the surf. “Wh-why wouldn’t I?” Did he hear that right? He stared at the back of Micah’s head. “You just don’t.” Micah said, his voice unsteady, as if holding back tears. And so, the rudeness was back. “Then why the fuck are you out here and not back at the beach in front of our apartments? You’re the one that told me to come here.” What the hell is wrong with this guy? He scowled at the back of Micah’s black, hooded sweatshirt. “If you think I came here to watch your sorry ass surf, you’re mistaken,” Micah said, his voice wavering. “Fine.” He didn’t need this shit from him. If Micah wanted to be like that, then fuck him. With a growl, he stood up, stomped back to his board and backpack, seized them up and trudged to his Jeep.
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About the Author:

Christie Gordon started writing gay and M/M romance fiction after becoming preoccupied with anime and in particular, the boys love and yaoi genres. She’s always had stories in her head and always enjoyed writing, so she took up fiction writing classes at a local community college and published her first book with eXtasy Books back in 2009. Christie likes to write complicated characters with painful pasts that refuse to be ignored until the characters are forced to face them head on. Angst? Yes. Happily ever after? Always. It’s the struggle to get there that counts.

Christie’s day job is in the high-tech industry with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. She currently lives in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area and enjoyed eight years in the Bay Area of California but grew up in Minnesota. She shares a home with her partner of twelve years, a musician by night and a coder by day, who is currently in three bands, giving her plenty of time to keep writing. She is also a mother of two sons, one currently in college for engineering and the other preparing for nursing college. Her one-eyed, rescue pug is always by her side, snoring the day away.

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The Island: The Hunted By CJ Bishop & H.M Wolfe


 

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The Island: The Hunted By CJ Bishop & H.M Wolfe

The gangsters and the men from The Base join forces to pinpoint the location of their missing loved ones. Their search takes them into the bowels of the dark web, exposing a nightmare that ultimately leads the two clans to an island composed of hellish imaginations… and terrifying revelations.

Once on the island, the men must navigate the deadly territory without detection—while learning to work together and overcoming their differences… which proves a difficult task among men of action who are barely holding it together.

The young people trapped on the island face new levels of fear and horror as they are forced to fight for their lives—and all they hold sacred—as they become sport for an invisible, malevolent sect of the ultra-wealthy.

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Bets With Benefits By Lynn Michaels, Melissa E Costa, Ryo Salinas


 

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Bet you’ll love it.

Be careful what you bet on.

Betting is all fun and games until you have to pay up 

Bets With Benefits By Lynn Michaels, Melissa E Costa, Ryo Salinas

Be careful what you bet on…

Betting is all fun and games until you have to pay up when you lose. Within these three short stories we follow the ones who were on the losing end of a bet. The price they paid? They have to wear a pink Lolita dress.

Luckily for them, sometimes paying up comes with the best benefits.

* After receiving a shock from his late aunt’s past, Jake makes a bet with his devious lover and the loser pays penance.

* Michael Gentry lost a bet and decides to make the best of the situation with a little bit of seduction.

* Travis has a problem. But will his gambling win him a chance at finding true love or cost him everything?

Retro = throwbacks or something like that

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Valley Ghosts Series By BL Maxwell


 

Valley Ghosts Series

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Proving ghosts are real is something Jason Thomas had always dreamed of. Visiting the haunted places he’d been obsessed with since he was a kid, and playing amateur ghost hunters with his best friend Wade, is a passion that’s only grown.  As the years passed, Jason’s fascination with ghosts was too big to contain, and he’d drag Wade along to different haunted houses or hotels, always hoping to see an actual ghost.

Wade Rivers has always loved spending time with Jason, even if it meant he’d have to endure another creepy, supposedly haunted location. Before he knew it, Wade’s feelings for Jason deepened from friendship into something more. Unfortunately, so did his fear of the places Jason wanted to explore.

The chance to spend a weekend alone in a famous haunted house was too much for Jason to resist, and almost too much for Wade to endure. He knew going to the deserted house was everything Jason had ever dreamed of, so Wade tried to put his fears aside. But when strange things start to happen, admitting to Jason how he feels suddenly isn’t the scariest thing Wade will encounter.

A MM paranormal, friends to lovers romance. #friendstolovers #paranormalromance #thriller #horror #ghost #haunted

(Each book can be read as a standalone, but better read as a series.)

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Blooded by Nat Kennedy

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Book Title: Blooded

Author: Nat Kennedy

Cover Artist: Silvana Sanchez – Selfpub Designs

Release Date: September 25, 2021

Genre: Fantasy

Tropes: Hurt/comfort, antagonists to allies/lovers, past student/teacher, vampire blood feeding, vampire blood bond

Themes: Redemption, Personal Acceptance

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 113 500 words/290 pages

It is a standalone book and does not end on a cliffhanger.

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How far will two sorcerers go to save humanity? Will they give up their lives? Will they give up their hearts?

  Blurb A broken mage. A penitent vampire. Can they put aside the horrors of the past to save each other? Plagued with erratic. volatile magic, Nicodemus Green focuses his entire life to stop an evil sorcerer who brainwashes or kills anyone in his path to domination. Ten years into this crusade, Nick stumbles upon his former Academy instructor in the Austrian Alps. The strict and pious Byron Domitius has cloistered himself in an isolated manor. Alone and starving, he hates the twisted, damned creature he has become. A prophecy calls for Nick and Byron to bond by blood to finally bring an end to the sorcerer’s hidden agenda. The two are forced to see beyond their shared past, and Nick finds himself desiring more from his old instructor than just his magic. But are these emotions real, or do they come from the heat of their bond?   Excerpt “Instructor?” Nick said. With still no reply, Nick inched closer to the fire and looked down at Domitius, afraid he might have died, though theoretically speaking, he was already undead. Domitius’ eyes were open, glazed but staring into the blazing fire. Nick could see no signs of life. His old instructor’s body was still and no rise or fall of his chest gave any indication of breath or pulse. Nick reached out to touch the man’s shoulder. “So, you wish to trade blood for training, Mr. Green?” Nick snatched his hand away as if Domitius had shifted into a deadly viper poised to strike and spread its venom. Even as the pale lips spoke those cold words, Domitius made no other movement. He looked like an animated mannequin, not quite real, just an empty puppet. “You would prostitute yourself to a vampire, your hated instructor?” Byron continued. “Do you even have anything to offer us?” Nick asked with scorn. “You might never know.” Domitius almost sounded amused, his attitude irking Nick even more than his non-greeting. Then those blank eyes finally shifted and looked up at Nick, who saw something in them that ran his blood cold.  

 

About the Author

Nat Kennedy writes fantasy fiction of all kinds. She strives to create engaging, plotty romantic stories. In her worlds, Heroes abound. She lives in the Pacific Northwest where the rain keeps the world green. Find her online at natkennedy.com or on IG natkennedybooks.

 

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