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Raising Rachel by Jason Collins

Raising Rachel by Jason Collins

Rachel is a sixteen year old young woman who has had her life turned around on her. Rachel’s mother is in court ordered rehab. Rachel has been sent to live with her uncle, Brad.

Brad loves his niece but he doesn’t now how to really interact with her. He knows his sister has been a horrible mother, but he can’t reach Rachel.  Let her know she’s save and loved.

Kyle is a high school teacher that has the unfortunate event of being the victim of Rachel’s ire at a coffee shop and Brad unloads a little. Also, leaves him his number.

As Brad and Kyle start to build a relationship so do Kyle and Rachel. Kyle understands and can give advice, swap horror stories, and really listen. This gives Brad a chance to connect with his niece.

Somehow even though she’s supposed to be in rehab, Rachel’s mom finds a way to constantly throw a wrench into their happiness.

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A Taste of Honey by Ari McKay

A Taste of Honey by Ari McKay

Boone has decided to go back home for a weekend. His mother takes this opportunity to plan a family reunion and Boone knows this is code for “Finding Boone a Girlfriend”.

Rob is Boone’s best friend. He’s gay, but most importantly he moonlights as Honey, the drag queen.

The two concoct a plan that has Rob portraying Honey and Boone’s girlfriend while they’re at Boone’s mama’s house.

Lines cross too easily making Boone face a fact about himself and have Rob running.

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Anything but Real by Alex West

Anything but Real by Alex West

Ben and Reid were inseparable as children. As they grew so did their love until one tragic night. Reid being young couldn’t handle everything that was thrown his way and he left. Leaving Ben devastated and alone.

Years later they happen to bump into each other at the gym and the sparks that once flamed between them are still there, but so is the hurt, pain, heartbreak.

Ben’s sister is getting married and the only date available at her dream venue is for double weddings so Ben’s mother talks him into be fake engaged. Now him and Reid really must wade through the past to make a future, even if it is “fake”.

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Male/Male by Seth King

Male/Male by Seth King

Talon is straight. He’s done some fooling around, but what straight man hasn’t?  He’s also a struggling author. His latest novel was a complete flop. After reading an article about gay romance Talon decides that’s going to be his next project. So he calls the only person he knows who can help.

Alexander, another author, has been flirting with Talon since they met at a book con. When he receives Talon’s request he’e elated to be able to spend time with the other author but makes sure Talon understands he must submerge himself into the gay community and write about those issues.

The more educated Talon becomes the more conflicted he feels about his own sexuality and feelings.

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Happily Ever After Isn’t Easy by Jake C. Wallace

Happily Ever After Isn’t Easy by Jake C. Wallace

Gabe is a youth counselor who recently came out of the closet, ended a marriage of 18 years, and is ready to have the future he always wanted.

Brandt is a military veteran and substitute PE teacher at the local high school. He has one way of teaching the students; the military way. This causes conflict immediately between Gabe and Brandt.

The two spend more time together through school functions and coincidental meetings and realize there’s more to the other than their initial encounter.

When a catastrophic event occurs at the school and Brandt is hurt Gabe’s world comes crashing down and he must examine some hard truths.

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Two for Trust by Elle Brownlee

Two for Trust by Elle Brownlee

Finch planned a nice romantic getaway for him and his supposed boyfriend. Only after it was booked did Finch realize he meant nothing to said boyfriend and now he must decide to go on trip alone or stay and be humiliated. So he quits his job and goes to England.

When he gets there it’s brought to his attention he bought the wrong pass. The pass is for two people for one week, not one pass for two weeks. Cue-Benedict.

Benedict walks into the tent and Finch offers him the other pass, which Benedict takes graciously since Finch is so adorable. Together they visit the trust.

Only Benedict was not a random tourist and when Finch finds himself in trouble it’s Benedict to the rescue.

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Mascara and Bandages by Brandon Witt

Mascara and Bandages by Brandon Witt

Zachary, Ariel Merman, has been doing drag at Hamburger Mary’s for a short time now. After one of his shows he decides to walk home. He comes across three men who take it upon themselves to beat Zachary for being gay.

Dr. Teegan Chau is an ER doctor and recently out of the closet. Once he sees Zach he knows that there is something very special about him. There is a constant current that pulls them together.

Can Teegan find happiness after accepting who is truly is and will Zach be able to let his guard down enough to trust Teegan?

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Rogue Wolf by Elliot Cooper

Rogue Wolf by Elliot Cooper

Vince has been on the run from his kind since he was abolished from his home planet. Vince had fallen for and called a member of another tribe, his life mate. A death sentence to his lover.

Trent is the captain of the pirate ship Vince has found himself working on. Trent has harbored feelings for Vince since day one but Vince’s walls are high and well built. Getting past them will prove problematic for Trent, but might save all their lives.

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Fishy Riot by Lindsey Black

Fishy Riot by Lindsey Black

Taylor Jameson and his twin brother Clay are both Riot Officers. They draw the short end of the stick and are sent with their team to watch over a bunch of rich, spoiled kids on a yacht for a fundraiser. Taylor decides he’s had enough of the crowd and ventures below under the guise of checking everything out.

Siesta Salisbury is the reclusive son of a politician. Nobody has seen him in ages so when he appears on the yacht and gives a speech it’s a surprise to everyone.

After events turn from organized chaos to downright chaotic it’s everyman on deck. The newspapers get a picture of Taylor and Sietta and it appears to be intimate.

When Taylor goes to apologize to Sietta, Taylor and Clay find the whole thing to be rather fishy and suspect. From there things only go south.

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The Jewel of Colorado-Complete Series-by Jason Collins

The Jewel of Colorado-Complete Series-by Jason Collins

Evan Carlson works at the First National Bank. He has two dreams; become banks manager and catch the attention of one Jacob Sanders.

The Sanders are “that” family. The one a small town thinks they know all about because of rumors and gossip. Jacob is in town helping his grandfather and goes to the bank to get the family stone re-appraised.

Jacob notices Evan immediately and requests Evan accompany him to the ranch where he’s taking the stone.

Skip to…….Stone is stolen during Evan and Jacob’s first date. They become detectives in trying to retrieve it. What could go wrong?

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