Here Without You (Cooper’s Ridge series Book 2) by #JJHarper

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Here Without You (Cooper’s Ridge series Book 2)

Publication Date: February 27, 2018

`(¯`v´¯) HERE WITHOUT YOU .`•.¸.•´ COOPER’S RIDGE SERIES ¸.•´.•´¨) ¸.•¨)BOOK TWO (¸.•´(¸.•´ (¸.•¨¯`* OUT NOW https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079QZ8SRM

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Archer Hawkins and Mallory Halston literally run into each other and a true love story is born. Archer pursues Mallory with absolute determination making him fall hook, line, and sinker.

“I really would like to get to know you, Mallory.” His voice husky in my ear. “I don’t think it’s a good idea, I’m sorry.” I’m already kicking myself for turning him down. “That’s okay, I’ll ask again tomorrow, and the day after, I’ll get you to say yes in the end.”

But just when they’re about to get everything they ever hoped tragedy strikes leaving Mal alone and adrift. Putting his past behind him Mal stumbles upon Cooper’s Ridge. Changing his name to Carter, he takes a chance, becoming a bartender at The Last Drop Inn, and embarking on a new life.

Local attorney, Dan Mortimer, has finally found and captured the heart of Cooper’s Ridge’s newest resident, Carter.

“I was coming in to see you, and maybe get you to agree to dinner with me. C’mon Carter it’s only dinner, I’m a nice guy I promise.”

But when Dan’s college friend comes to town to recuperate after a horrible car accident, it seems the most important men in his life may have something to answer for. And just how far will an evil, conniving, homophobic mother with a vendetta go to bring them all down?

Here Without You is a gay ménage story with plenty of hot sex and strong language and is therefore suitable for readers aged 18 and over.

Excerpt One

“Can I see you again? Tonight? Please, Mallory, give me another chance.” He smiles softly, making my heart skip a beat.

“I can’t do tonight. I’m here ‘til ten o’clock.” I look over my shoulder, and my boss is scowling at me, his arms folded over his chest. “I’ve got to get to work. I’m sorry, Archer. Maybe another day.” I scurry away, avoiding eye contact with my boss and serve the next customer.

“I’ll be here at ten, Mallory,” Archer calls out as he walks out.

“This isn’t a pick-up joint, Halston. Get to work,” Mr. Kowolski mutters to me before stomping back to his office.

Carl looks at me and gives me a smile. “He’s a hot guy, rich too. You should go for him.” He winks and carries on serving.

The day is long, and I’m hot and sweaty by the time I finish. All I want to do is go back to my room and get under a cold shower. The night has cooled down, but even in darkness, the heat is suffocating. I walk out the kitchen door and see Archer waiting for me. He smiles and pushes off from the wall. I look at his long legs clad in denim tonight, and a tight-fitting short-sleeved shirt shows off his broad chest, making me swallow hard.

“You shouldn’t have come out again, Archer. I’m tired and in desperate need of a shower and my bed. Can we take a raincheck?” I ask quietly as he approaches me.

His green eyes darken as he looks me over. “I’m here now, and I can offer you both of those options if you’d like to come back to my place.” His voice is deep and husky as he steps into my space.

“Huh? I don’t think that’s a good idea. We don’t know each other.” I struggle to speak as I inhale the crisp citrus scent of his cologne.

“What better way to find out more.” His mouth is so close to mine I can feel his warm breath washing over my dry lips. I slide my tongue over my lower lip, dampening it or maybe trying to capture his flavor. My eyes flutter as I feel his mouth brush over mine, a touch so light I could have almost believed I imagined it until I hear him sigh.

“Shit,” I mutter under my breath. My heart beats frantically in my chest as I crave for his touch.

“Come back with me, Mallory.” His words resonate in my chest, making my refusal impossible. I nod my head and let him take my hand. “Thank you,” he whispers.

Excerpt two

When I walk into work, it looks like there’s an intervention about to take place. Kes, East, and Denver are all here as well as Shelley and the new bartender, Paris.

“Hey, guys. What’s up?” I step up to them and see the huge grins on their faces. “Why are you looking like goons?”

“We thought we’d come in and say hi. Y’know, just a catch-up.” Kes keeps smiling as he laughs.

“Oh really, you just happened to drop by. Right, fine. I’ll play along.” I narrow my eyes because I damn well know why they are here. “How are you keeping, what’s new?”

Denver smiles and looks me over. I remember I’ve got the same clothes on as last night, but I don’t think they would know that. “Oh, we’re all good, y’know. Getting along with the joys of parenting, what about you? What’s new with you?” His grin is devilish.

“I’m good. Nothing much to say. I’ll just get to the office and start on the banking.” I walk past as East looks at me and catches hold of my arm and looks at my neck. His finger nudges the neckline of my shirt and drags it away.

I tug away from him as he laughs. “Fuck off, East!” I scowl and move on.

“He’s got a hickey!” He smirks, and the rest of them all burst out laughing.

“Come on, Carter, spill the beans! What’s going on with you and the hot lawyer?” Kes is still laughing but stops when I shoot him a back-off look.

But as I think of Dan and the amazing morning, I can’t help grinning. “It’s going well. That’s all I’m going to say.”

“Congratulations, Carter. Happiness looks good on you. And if it’s Daniel who is making you happy embrace it, buddy.” Kes smiles again.

“Yeah, we’re only messing with you. It’s been great to see you smile more.” Shelley hugs me and drops a kiss on my cheek.

The rest of the day drags as I watch the door. Dan said he’d try to come in, but he didn’t say when.

“Stop staring at the door. If he said he’ll come, he will.” Paris sighs at me and nudges me with his elbow.

“I’m not staring. I just glanced over when you happened to be looking at me,” I grumble.

“You keep telling yourself that,” he jokes, then looks up and smiles. “It looks like your man is here.”

I whip my head around and gape as I take him in, striding towards me, his eyes fixed on me and only me. I gulp and stare. His dirty-blond hair is in its rough-and-ready state that just makes me want to run my fingers through it. His amber eyes blaze with gold flashes as he looks me over. I drink in the fitted white T-shirt stretched tight over muscles I have traced with my tongue. His blue, well-worn jeans mold his long, strong legs, the muscles flexing as he gets closer.

His eyes flicker down to my mouth as I dampen my bottom lip, making him copy my action. Fuck! He is hot as shit!

“Hey, baby,” he murmurs as he reaches the bar.

“Hey, you,” I whisper back as we both lean over the polished wood bar. Our mouths touch, and I hum against his soft, but oh so firm, lips. “I’ve missed you.”

“I’ve missed you too.”

When we pull apart, I notice the room has gone quiet as everyone stares. I look at Shelley, and she fans her face.

“Holy fuck, you two are hot as hell!” She looks around and laughs. “I think they just got their Hollywood moment, that was straight out of the movies.”

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Finding Happy (Wingspan Book 2) by #AprilKelley

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Finding Happy (Wingspan Book 2)

Publication Date: February 4, 2018

Meeting his mate in a bat shifter bar’s orgy room created enough problems Sawyer Lewis didn’t need, but to also find out bat shifter males can get pregnant might just push him over the edge.

For Sawyer, every day is a lesson in surviving the traps of depression. Since the day his parents died in a tragic accident, he’s wanted to run away from it all. Finding his father’s old motorcycle, leads him to the open road. It turns out Sawyer is no good at interaction with the general public as a whole, not just the good folks of Wingspan. His grumpy attitude leads to all sorts of problems when he finds his mate, who turns out to be a pretty, little bat shifter with a quick smile and a fun-loving, if mischievous, nature.

 

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Fated Heroes: The Consequence of Destiny Book 1

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Fated Heroes: The Consequence of Destiny Book 1

What do you do when the life that you know ceases to exist? When a typical night with your friends turns into a night of horror instead? A night that proves that monsters are real and your life will be forever changed? That’s exactly what happens to four friends when they go from watching movies to fighting for their lives.

Michael, Kimberly, Nick, and Courtney are four normal adults, enjoying a night of leisure when a scratch on the sliding glass door catapults them into a world made for movies and books. Pretty soon they are forced to face things that nightmares are made of. Only, this time the nightmares are real.

After a visit to a family member’s house, the foursome is given a journal that was made for them more than two centuries before. A journal that has their destiny written down. Armed with the journal, family secrets, and the help of two unexpected people, the group embarks on a mission to try to save not only a few dozen gifted people, but all of mankind as well.

Will they be able to save everyone, including themselves? Or will this life they were fated to live be too much for the group to handle? Could the two special men that join the foursome turn out to be the men of Michael and Nick’s dreams? Even with special gifts of their own, it’s easier to fight the monster under the bed when it’s just a dream instead of a reality.

Fated Heroes is an exciting adventure filled with magic, lots of friendship, and maybe even a little bit of love between two male characters. Follow this amazing group of friends on the first part of their journey in Book One of the Consequence of Destiny series.

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Tied to Home (Ames Bridge Book 3) by Silvia Violet

 

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Tied to Home (Ames Bridge Book 3) by Silvia Violet
 
 
Tied to Home is a kinky age-gap romance which can be read as a stand-alone or as Book 3 of the Ames Bridge series.
 
Luke Sumner has spent his whole life being coddled, after nearly dying as an infant. At twenty-one, he is more than ready to break free from his restricted world. He hasn’t told anyone he’s gay, and he’s only just admitted his kinkier needs to himself, but he hopes to work up the courage to say something to the older man who has captured his attention.
 
Since moving back to Ames Bridge, Jack Lawrence has been consumed with running a successful bed-and-breakfast. He hasn’t considered making time for relationships until he starts flirting with Luke each week at the farmers’ market. By the end of the summer, Jack is wondering where the spark between them could go.
 
When Luke finally ventures into a club where he can fulfill his desires, he unexpectedly runs into Jack, and they discover they’re a perfect match in the bedroom. With each hot encounter, more tender feelings surface, but between the age gap, not being out in Ames Bridge, and Luke’s need to come into his own, do they dare be more to each other?
 
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Shattered (The Protectors, Book 11) by Sloane Kennedy

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Shattered (The Protectors, Book 11)
by Sloane Kennedy
 
 
I failed Caleb once because I was a coward. And he ended up paying the price. Never again…
Ten years of war and the loss of nearly his entire family have left thirty-four-year-old former sniper, Jace Christenson, with nothing to come home to. And he prefers it that way. Life consists of his work in an underground vigilante group, the near-constant search for the last remaining link to who he used to be, and a string of meaningless sexual encounters that serve only one purpose… to make it easier to not feel anything anymore.
 
But when Jace gets the call that the young man he saved two years earlier has gone missing, he’s forced to deal with the truth he’s been trying to deny from the moment he laid eyes on Caleb Cortano.
 
That the young man is so very much more than just the exception to all his rules…
 
You know how if something shatters when it breaks, there’s no way to find all the pieces to put it back like it once was? Maybe sometimes it’s better not to even try…
Nineteen-year-old Caleb Cortano has been barely hanging onto his sanity in the two years since the truth about his father’s depravities came to light. A victim of the man’s crimes himself, Caleb has only managed to find any semblance of peace when he’s in the presence of the man who saved him once before.
 
But when he finally comes to accept that Jace Christenson wants nothing to do with someone who’s shattered beyond repair, Caleb finds another way to seek solace from the pain inside.
 
As the fear of being reunited with the father he both fears and misses becomes more and more likely, desperation has Caleb doing something foolish that brings him face to face with the only man he’s ever wanted… but who doesn’t want him back.
 
Caleb stays with me until we get some answers… just me…
When Caleb’s life is threatened, Jace refuses to walk away a second time. Even if protecting Caleb means he’s risking his own heart, Jace isn’t going anywhere. At least not until he can put some of the missing pieces of Caleb’s life back together.
 
But will Caleb be able to do the same for the equally broken Jace?
 
Will two shattered men be able to find all the missing pieces to be who they were truly meant to, or is Caleb right? Some things just aren’t worth trying to fix…
 
NOTE: While this book has all the elements of my romances including plenty of steamy times, some lighter moments and the ever-important HEA, IT IS A VERY INTENSE READ, so PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE PROCEED WITH CAUTION. While I’ve done my best to find a balance between sensitivity and realism in relation to dealing with the issue of sexual assault against a minor, this book does not gloss over the subject and some readers may find it difficult to read.
 
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Against a Minor, Other triggers may be considered “spoilerish” so they can be found by using the “Look Inside” feature or by downloading the sample and going to the section entitled “Trigger Warning.”
 
*Can be read as a standalone novel.
 
The Protectors series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be read in order, but it is not required. You can find the correct reading order at the beginning of each book. I’ve also bundled all my series in the correct reading order under the title of A Family Chosen: The Protectors and Barrettis.
 
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Always Him

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Always Him by Ann Grech is NOW LIVE!
 
 
Forgetting them was near impossible, but choosing one was harder.
 
Declan had kept his secret for so long; its revelation could destroy his family. Being gay wasn’t it. The truth was far worse—he’d fallen for his stepbrother, Ollie.
 
Returning home for the holidays wasn’t something he did very often, but his mom insisted on it that year. His trip home didn’t turn out as he expected; Declan’s world was flipped on its head by a sexy stranger. On a night out, his hookup flipped Declan’s world on its head. Now he was torn, unable to get Batman out of his head and Ollie out of his heart.
 
Note: this story was originally published in the Tempting Scrooge anthology, but has been substantially revised, reedited and additional content added.
 
 
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Unexpected (The Protectors, Book 10)
by Sloane Kennedy
 
I finally had the chance at a perfect life when I met the man I was supposed to be with. But he’s gone and chances like that don’t come along twice in one lifetime. Right?
Former president Everett Shaw had his whole life laid out for him from the time he was a child and he lived out every expectation to complete and utter perfection… until he met the one man who changed everything. With plans to leave public life behind after finishing his term in office, Everett was looking forward to a quiet life with the man of his dreams at his side. But one brutal act of violence stole that bright future away, leaving Everett struggling just to get through each day.
 
A decade later finds Everett nearing the age of sixty and living a shell of a life. Haunted by his loss, he finds solace in his roses and evenings sitting in front of the television. But when his estranged son is horribly injured while saving the life of another, Everett leaves everything behind in the hopes of mending the broken relationship and helping his son heal in more ways than one.
 
My job is to protect and there are rules that have to be followed. Even if there weren’t, I wouldn’t risk letting anyone close… not again.
Special Agent Jonathan Nash’s job is to keep the former president safe, not be his friend. Even if something about the lonely older man draws him in, he’s not about to risk what’s left of his career for anything. And it’s not like a guy like Everett Shaw would really see him anyway. Nor would he want him to, considering the ugly past Nash left behind to pursue his dream. No, he’s better off following protocol and doing his job. Let someone else deal with the broken man. It’s not his problem… it can’t be.
 
I learned a long time ago to live life on my terms and that sometimes you have to take that leap of faith to get what you want. But wanting two men at the same time? That’s new, even for me.
At forty-five years old, former Navy SEAL Gage Fortier has experienced success and loss in equal measure, and while his life has taken a direction he never planned, he wouldn’t have it any other way. When Reese, the young man he’s partnered with in the underground vigilante group they both work for, is injured on the job, he sees an opportunity to build on the friendship with the bitter former soldier while giving him a place to recover. But when he discovers that the young man is actually the estranged son of a former U.S. president, Gage realizes he has the chance to give both father and son so much more. There’s only one problem with his plan… how to ignore his growing attraction for the devishly handsome Everett Shaw.
 
And Everett’s perpetual shadow, Agent Nash.
 
Three men on very separate courses. Until something unexpected happens and three become one…
 

Omega’s Doctor by Bella Bennet

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Omega’s Doctor
by Bella Bennet
 
Dateless and desperate
 
Steve’s sister is getting married and he needs a date. As the day looms, he agrees to a blind date for the wedding. A blind date can’t be worse than going alone, right?
 
But the man ends up being tall, dark and alpha. Steve can’t believe his good luck. Ned, is gorgeous. Even better, the wedding festivities last far beyond the vows and cake. Ned and Steve enjoy a steamy weekend together. It’s not long before the men know this was meant to be.
 
But Fate confronts them with a cruel twist. Both men work for the same hospital and aren’t allowed to date fellow employees. Even worse, Steve’s mother vows to tear the men apart. She’s determined Steve should date someone else. Someone better. To top things off, Ned and Steve start getting threatening letters. Between shadowy threats and spiteful relatives, things aren’t easy for Ned and Steve.
 
When Steve finds he’s pregnant, both men are overjoyed. They cling to the hope of a blissful future together. The odds stack up. There’s Steve’s meddlesome mother, a hospital policy banning fraternization, menacing and anonymous letters. And worst of all, pregnancy complications.
 
But Ned hasn’t come this far to watch his omega suffer. The alpha is determined to fight for Steve, their baby and a chance at happily ever after…
 

Play By The Rules By Frey Ortega

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Play By The Rules By Frey Ortega
It was just supposed to be an interview. It was just supposed to be one morning. It was just supposed to be a memory… How did it end up like this?
 
Sensitive and melodramatic Emmett Yang has had enough of the dating world. Enter Joe Kaminski, former quarterback–driven, determined, recently out of the closet–and knows exactly who he wants. That just happens to be Emmett. Emmett is convinced that their chance meeting is just a one-time thing: a memory to be cherished. He doesn’t think that Joe would ever really want to be with him. After all, he’s…him, and Joe is Joe. He’s nowhere near Joe’s nebula, and there are rules and norms and mores to be followed about this sort of situation, none of which end with Joe and him together. But can the former quarterback show Emmett that there are no rules in love?
 
Play by the Rules is a standalone gay romantic comedy in the first-person perspective. This book is steamy and includes full sex scenes, searing kisses, dramatic declarations of love and a protagonist’s questionable knowledge of sexual health. It is a HEA, has no cliff-hangers or cheating, and is approximately 59,000 words.
 
 
 
About the Author:
 
Frey Ortega writes erotic romance, primarily of the gay variety. He lives in what a friend affectionately calls “the south-easternmost part of Spain,” which is an archipelago called the Philippines. He’s a graduate of the Royal, Pontifical, and Catholic University in Manila, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Primarily, he works as a writer, a novelist, sometimes a video game journalist, and overall a homebody who spends way too much time on the internet. He loves writing about people, especially people of all different shapes, sizes and backgrounds, falling in love. You might also find him playing video games from time to time! His favorite ones are MMORPGs, and role-playing games in general (and not just the ones in the bedroom.) Visit his website at: http://freyortega.wordpress.com/

A Dye Hard Holiday (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #5) by Aimee Nicole Walker

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A Dye Hard Holiday (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #5)
by Aimee Nicole Walker
 
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year for Gabe and Josh Roman-Wyatt as they celebrate their first holidays as fathers, but someone’s war on St. Nick threatens to ruin their holly jolly Christmas.
 
The Norman Rockwell holiday they had envisioned implodes and shenanigans ensue in true Josh and Gabe style, but that only makes the couple more determined to rejoice in the love and joy they have found in one another. A Black Friday showdown, two foul-mouthed birds, one lumbersexual, ugly Christmas sweaters aplenty, four invading grandparents, and a sexy twist on an advent calendar lead up to oh, holy nights. Catch up with your favorite characters and meet some new faces in a tale that is sure to make you feel as warm as Josh’s creamy, hot-buttered rum concoction.
 
A Dye Hard Holiday is a funny story about two fathers trying to hold it all together as they juggle busy careers and family life while planning the perfect holiday season. Will they be rocking around the Christmas tree or will it be a blue Christmas?