Brendon Marcus lives for his work. A boy genius
who fast-tracked his way to college professor by his early twenties,
he doesn’t know any other way to be. People confound him. So when
Josh Horton, the assistant football coach, pursues him, Brendon
isn’t sure what to make of him.
Josh has his own problems. His successful
parents aren’t particularly happy with his career path, and some of
the players don’t like having a gay assistant coach. He begins to
have doubts, but Brendon makes the world look a little brighter.
But when Brendon’s department head starts to
make trouble, Josh and Brendon discover that standing up for each
other is the first step to standing up for themselves.
Heat Under Fire
Justin Briggs can shout out directions all day on his job as a traffic
cop, but put him in front of a hot guy, specifically firefighter Rock
Sparks, and he clams up.
Rock finds Justin confusing. While saving a busload of children hanging
off the edge of a highway overpass, the cute rookie is cool and
confident. But when Rock tries to chat him up, he stutters and chokes.
Frustrated, Rock teases Justin, and boy, is his temper hot.
Though Rock and Justin share a steamy kiss, Justin keeps his distance,
still tongue-tied. Then, when Justin is injured on the job, Rock takes
him to the hospital, and some of the barriers start to crumble. But
getting his enigmatic sweetheart to open up brings up more questions
about Justin’s past.
Snowbound in Nowhere
When a funeral calls his friend Martin away, sunbelt
resident Chris is left alone in Martin’s cabin in the dead of winter—and
in a blizzard to boot. When the power goes out, Chris thinks he’s going
to freeze to death. Luckily, Horace drops in to check on him—and then
runs out after a few kisses, leaving Chris upset and feeling used.
Horace does come back with explanations, but is their time together
keeping each other warm enough for them see they belong together? Or are
these sudden emotions the product of being snowbound?
Burnished by Fire
Firefighters Lee Stanton and Dirk Krause need a vacation.
Work seems to have other ideas: they spend the day before
their holiday begins battling a fire that claims three
lives. Thankfully, Lee
and Dirk will have a whole week on the high seas to recover.
They’re having a wonderful time—until they spot Dirk’s
miserable, closed-minded father on the ship. Between his
father’s presence and his guilt over the lives he couldn’t
save, Dirk feels sure his romantic cruise is going to tank.
But then he saves another passenger’s
life— and maybe he
can salvage something else too.
It’s the sixties, but that doesn’t
mean it’s easy to be different. Eddie Baronski spent his high school
years looking out for his partially deaf friend, Jack Emmons. Now that
they’ve graduated, they spend their free time at Green Bay’s newly
renamed Lambeau Field, taking in the practices.
When Eddie’s crush, Johnny Grant, a new Packers team member, offers him
a ride home, Eddie thinks it’s the start of a grand romance. But Johnny
and Eddie may not be on the same page, and love—true love—sometimes
comes from an unexpected quarter.
Strengthened by Fire
Staunton and Dirk Krause have been seeing each other for a couple of
months when they get the bad news: the firehouse they work at will be
closed unless they can come up with the money to complete some
maintenance and repairs. The union wants to stand and fight. There’s
just one problem: the only suggestion for how to raise the money is
Lee’s. And Dirk hates it.
Unfortunately, everyone else thinks Lee’s “Chicken and Beefcake”
dinner—which they’ll attend in just their hats, boots, and fire pants—is
a great idea, and Lee goes ahead with the organizing. But interference
from the borough council and low ticket sales threaten to rain on Lee’s
parade. If Dirk can’t put aside his pride and stubborn nature for one
night, it could cost both him and Lee their jobs—never mind their
Love Means... Renewal
Eli Henninger is stretched a little thin. He teaches
riding classes, conducts therapy sessions, takes care of his son, and
helps manage the family farm. He’s tired and overworked, especially
because lately, no one else seems to do anything right. He and his
partner, Geoff, haven’t have time together in so long, he’s beginning to
forget what his longtime love feels like.
Geoff is just as busy with the farm, the business, and
working through a complicated land purchase. He and Eli labor from sunup
to sundown and then some. He knows taking care of their responsibilities
is preventing them from taking care of each other, but he doesn’t see
anything he can do about it. To make matters worse, they’re accused of
behaving improperly toward some of the children in their riding
Then Eli becomes ill and the investigators suspect foul
play, forcing Geoff to reevaluate his priorities and hope fate will give
them another chance.
Redemption by Fire
Dirk Krause is an asshole of the first degree. His life
is a hell of his own making, and he makes everyone around him just as
miserable. When he’s injured on the job while fighting a fire, he’s
nearly unbearable to the hospital staff, and of course no one from his
unit cares enough to visit.
Lee Stockton is the new guy at the station, so he gets saddled with the
job of bringing Dirk a sympathy bouquet from the guys at the firehouse.
To Dirk’s surprise, Lee sees through him like a pane of glass and
doesn’t take any of his crap. Lee’s determined to get Dirk to stop being
a dick just to push everyone away. When their fighting turns to fucking,
will the fireworks shine brightly on a possible relationship or leave
them with nothing but ashes?
Available in Italian
Art isn’t the only thing a man can find at an auction…
Frederick Holloway is a successful antiques dealer with a clientele
that he likes to keep happy. When one of his most important clients asks
him to attend a charity auction to buy a painting for her, Frederick
agrees. What he didn’t expect was the Greek god with the face of the
Marlboro man who is his auction competition.
Duncan is not expecting so powerful and commanding a man in such a
small package. He likes it, really likes it, and he finds that Frederick
can give him something he desperately needs. But are they playing
around, is something deeper developing, or is Duncan still trying to get
an angle on the portrait of his relative that he lost at the auction?
5 Ravens and a
Recommended Read form Blackraven Reviews
In Bed with the Boss
The Photographer's Assistant
In these emotional tales of love
and attraction at the workplace,
two best-selling authors explore
complicated -and sometimes
steamy!- relationships between
employee and boss.
best-selling author Andrew Grey
sets the backdrop for successful
Christian, a nationally known
erotic photographer, and his
assistant, David , the efficient
but demure type who is always
there for his boss... Will these
two star-crossed lovers ever
find a way to come together?
In Ryan's Field's THE
ARRANGEMENT, it's 1962 and Toby
has just moved to New York to
start a new job in advertising.
He's hoping to find a social
life, but Toby wasn't expecting
his over-sexed boss to use
Toby's apartment as a love nest
so he can sneak around with
young men behind his wife's
back! Toby wasn't expecting to
fall in love with one of his
boss's young men either. With
all the secrets Toby's cheating
boss is keeping from everyone,
will Toby be able to live with
the lies and infidelities for
long? Or will Toby find the
strength to stand up to his
awful boss and do the right
thing for the young man he
A Present in Swaddling
Josh held baby Vivien when she
took her first breath in the world, and he has loved every breath she’s
taken since. Now Vivien needs a home—a “for real” forever home, and Josh
would love to be the one who takes her in. But Josh’s partner, Sammy,
isn’t a fan of children of any size or stamp. Will Josh have to choose
between being a lover or a parent, or will Josh’s niece work her baby
magic on Sammy, giving them all the best Christmas present of all?
Love Means... Healing
Seven months ago, Len Parker lost his partner of more
than twenty years, and he isn’t sure how to feel about his blossoming
attraction to Chris, one of his farmhands. Hesitant and still hurt, Len
remains aloof and distant until he’s goaded into teaching Chris to ride.
Fresh out of a thirty-year career with the
Marines, Chris can explore his sexuality openly for the first time in
his life, but what he needs more than anything is peace. He’s convinced
Len doesn’t like him until he digs a little deeper, and then, armed with
hope, Chris sets out to prove that love can provide the healing he and
Len so desperately need.
4 Stars from Dawn's Reading Nook
5 Ravens from
Nominated for Best Contemporary
Story in the 2011 LRC Best Of Awards
Forced by his father to evict a tenant from forestland he wants to sell,
Blayne travels through the storm and meets Roeder. Stranded, he stays
for the magical night and learns that his new lover isn’t at all human –
he’s a satyr, and his life is tied to the forest. When Blayne leaves the
next day, he’s determined to do what he can to save the land… and
four wonderful months, an unsettling move to a new home, and a
confrontation with Blayne's father, Roeder worries that Blayne will miss
his old life and return to it, leaving him behind. What if they aren't
meant to be? His worries flare into outright panic when Blayne is
critically injured, and Roeder knows he'll soon have his answer: The
gods will ultimately decide if their love will endure.