We’re on the brink of war and Banyan, Urijah’s mate, makes the ultimate sacrifice so that Uri will finally be happy and free. Once the battle is over Banyan leaves Greece and heads back home, to the land where he grew up, the place he met Uri. He needs to ground himself before heading to his parent’s house so that he can take his rightful title.
Uri stays with the Stone Society to say farewell to their dead. Uri lost a lot in this battle. He decides to head back to his homeland, to his parents, and calm his beast.
Both men are headed in the same direction, but at different times. Uri believes he can never forgive Banyan for what he did in the past. Uri also wants to hate him for his loss of friend on the battle field. He believes being back home will help.
Both men being back to their rightful homes gives them perspective on the past, present, and possible future. With one taking the family title and the other seeking wisdom and solace from his family, they might actually be able to obtain their most wished desires; each other.
Conner Clark was unofficially adopted by the Bryant family when he was 13 years old. He’s been their son and brother since his rescue from an abusive “religious” family.
Micah Bryant is the youngest Bryant and has been in love with Conner since the moment he walked in the door.
When the two are adults they begin a love affair. Just when they’re ready to come open with their relationship and tell the family, Moses, Conner’s nephew, shows up on his door step. He’s run away from the family. Connor now can’t do anything that would push his nephew away and breaks it off with Micah.
The Hideaway is a story of heart break, discovery, love, and overcoming life a little stronger than the day before.
Lamont Price is an author. He writes under a female pen name, and writes Male/Female love stories. If he could become a recluse he would, but his family and friends won’t allow it. His status as a member of one of the founding families doesn’t allow it also.
Lamont’s family is constantly trying to set him up and he just knows there’s going to be an attempt at a blind date during his friend’s baby shower. So he hires a cover model to be his pretend boyfriend.
They literally fake it until they make it. Then deception and lies are thrown in and the little that they did make come crumbling down.
Nayla Vitale is an elementary school teacher who has an obsession with the heavy metal band Iron Fist. So much so that she begins stalking a tattoo parlor where it’s rumored that Iron Fist only gets their ink done there.
Mateo Alvarez is the owner of Wicked Ink. He’s sort of sworn off relationships until this luscious woman walks into his shop. There’s something about her.
As they build their relationship there are some pretty intense revelations, good and bad. It’s a matter of if they can weather the storms that will come.
Matthew Hart is the owner of Hart and Home along with the heir to the Hart family fortune. He has an experience that brings him close to death and realizes he needs a husband STAT. He calls upon his proficient assistant to help him find the closest thing to Mr. Right.
Jax Foster was once the love of Matthew’s life. He was first Matthew’s protector, best friend, and then love. Then Jax disappeared with no trace or trail to be found.
When Matthew’s dad sends him to an artist studio to check out his talent he finds something that has been lost to him for years. Hurt, anger, sadness, and betrayal rush forth and make what could be a lovely reunion, a spoiled affair.
Between their past, the mystery of the Salad of Death, Jax’s dad and his shenanigans, these two might never be able to find their footing for a happily ever after.
Damien almost has everything that he wants. He’s obtained a job at the exclusive art studio Crash, has an almost boyfriend (Levi), friends and family.
From his first day at work something seems off to Damien. There was no interview process or screening. He received a hand written letter in the mail letting him know he’d been accepted for the job.
The man Damien works for is supposed to be dead, his co-worker is extremely unorthodox, and modern technology doesn’t seem to exist.
Everything around Damien becomes tilted. Things that were perfect before are now skewed. He can’t put his finger on the issue but something is not right. As time passes Damien becomes more absorbed with his work and co-worker and questioning his life with Levi.
Once his seizures start again everyone around Damien begins to question his sanity. Is he right in insisting his belief is truth? Or are the others right in that he’s been hallucinating?
Deputy Cloister Witte is a K-9 Officer for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. He has no ambition to move up the ladder. He’s perfectly content right where he is. He just needs himself, his dog, and to find all the missing people to help heal his past.
FBI Agent Javi Merlo has all the ambition that Witte does not. This is his big case, not only for his career but also because the missing child in question belongs to a family Merlo knows personally.
At first both men believe this to be an open-close case, a child ran away, got lost, but after finding some evidence, and forensics, they realize they have something completely different on their hands.
This isn’t the first time a child has gone missing from The Retreat, and if these two men can’t get their act together and play nice, it won’t be the last.
Teddy photographs and lives the wildlife. Career wise he wants to capture something that hasn’t been done before. He’s on a quest for the unique. This is how he finds Dr. James (Jamie) Marian.
Jamie is a wildlife consultant aka wildlife whisperer. He has a way about him that allows him to get close with the animals. Currently he’s working in Alaska. He’s turned Teddy down time and time again for a photoshoot.
Teddy refuses to take no for an absolute answer and shows up on Jamie’s door. Things from there go from extreme ice, simmering, cold, and lonely. Until a friendship blossoms and almost wilts.