M4M is a story that follows Ethan Schwartz through three major events of his life: finding love, losing life as he knows it, finding happiness again.
In section one Rick reminds us of the tortures of online dating. The social stigma to be perfect when the whole reason you’re on the dating site is because you know you’re not.
Section two we witness Ethan breakdown after his life is completely altered by a simple phrase spoken by his doctor. He feels betrayed, bitter, angry, and more alone than ever. We get to see him rise from the ashes and find his balance again.
In section two our hearts are ripped out by the raw pain that Ethan is going through. His grieve leaks from the pages of the story and into our hearts. It takes a blast from his past to really motivate him to accept happiness again.
David is a lovable nerd, well lovable to others, he doesn’t see himself as such.
Adam is a veteran and on the hunt for the perfect gift for his sick nephew. His brother recommends a comic book store. When Adam sees David something pulls at him. He wants to know more about the young man. When they touch it’s electric.
David isn’t won over so easily though. If his life has taught him anything it’s to trust no one and only rely on yourself.
When his past comes back with a vengeance David closes all doors.
This is a very dark by nature story. One of the main characters and his past is rather vile. You’ve been warned. 😉
Coltreally wants to be a badass. Wants everyone to know who is in charge. He’ll never be weak again. Or even perceived as weak. At a charity function he sees Beo Moon and it’s hunt and first sight. Colt is obsessed and doesn’t understand why.
Beo has a struggle all his own. It’s not a past that haunts him but his present. He’s ready to throw in the towel to life when he meets Colt. Colt is brash, angry at the world, and arrogant, but there’s something in him that only Beo can see, sense, and touch.
The mistakes I made over a decade ago still haunt my subconscious. I’ve tried to keep my past buried, but every time I see the darkness in my best friend Shelby’s eyes, my heart breaks all over again.
These are words that describe me today.
Looking in the mirror, I see a sexy, confident and successful woman reflected back at me. I’ve found a man that not only fulfills my carnal desires, but one who is quickly filling the empty space in my heart. With both Kyle and Shelby by my side, my life is nearly perfect.
Perfect until one of the biggest mistakes of my life strolls back into town, bringing with him all of the darkness from my past.
Growing up, Brooke’s mother instilled a deep respect for the English language and a love of words. She taught Brooke to read and write and shared her appreciation for poetry. As a teen, poetry became an outlet for Brooke’s innermost thoughts and deepest, often times darkest feelings.
In school, teachers always told her “write what you know”, so that is what she did. At the not so tender age of forty-three, she started to write her first novel, I Am ShelbyJames (Beauty in the Darkness) and it is what she knows—emotions.
In her spare time—when she’s not writing—you can find Brooke cuddled on the couch with her husband of 20+ years, their fur babies, and a good (often naughty) eBook—unless of course she’s having cocktails with her Bestie at one of their favorite haunts.
Colin is an aspiring actor. He’s taken all the classes and has even gone to some auditions; the catch? He has the worst stage fright. So he’s bowed out from being in front of the camera to behind the microphone as a voice over actor.
Recently divorced Colin decides he wants to make some real money so he can hire the most sexy escort, Hamilton Dillion.
Henry Davis wants to write the next big screen play. He’s just missing his muse. To be able to affordto live and “The Bill” he must create different personas for different charades. One being Hamilton Dillon.
Once Hamilton meets Colin something different than the norm happens and Henry gets his muse.
Tate is a known disturber of the peace. He can’t hold down a job, always late on rent to his mother, who thinks he’s a worthless piece of garbage. All because Tate has a mental disorder that makes understanding numbers difficult.
Jamie is an EMT and military veteran. He suffers from nightmares and PTSD.
When Tate single handedly attempts to take down two assailants about to rape his former co-worker, Tate becomes an unexpected hero. Jamie is the EMT called in and when he sees the red haired beauty he can’t stop thinking about him. He has to find him.
Just Add Argyle is a story of two people suffering in different ways and finding peace after tragedy strikes.
Shawn and Dave have been best mates for years. Shawn who is openly gay has had a hidden crush on Dave just about as long. When Dave announces that he’s bisexual it gives Shawn hope while making Dave nervous.
Dave accidentally stumbles across Shawn’s secret stash of panties and from there things get hot and heavy quickly. Maybe too quickly before thoughts become to form and both of them might end up walking away.