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Word Count: 117000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary:

Brent Weyland was the life of the party until an injury ended his hockey career. Now he’s retreated alone to a lakefront house, trying to make sense of a life and body that don’t feel like his anymore. Jon Norquist was happily married right up until he wasn’t. Now a single father in his forties, he’s trying to figure out what comes next. In the meantime, he pours his heartache and regret into the lyrics he sings for the wine bar crowd a couple of nights a week. When a friend coaxes Brent out for a night of wine and music, he puts Brent and Jon on a collision course. Their chemistry is instantaneous. Jon gives Brent’s battered body a much-needed remedial lesson in pleasure. And Brent gives Jon a reason to smile again. Multiple reasons, actually. Neither man wants anything serious, but love has a habit of showing up whether it’s welcome or not. No matter how hard they try, the two can’t help having feelings for each other, even as life continues to throw them curveballs. But they’ve both got baggage to unpack and hurt to move past, and if they can’t leave their pasts in the past, they might just miss out on an amazing future.

Aftermath - L.A. Witt - Vino & Veritas
Aftermath

Pairing: M-M

March 29, 2021

Word Count: 81000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Matt There’s nothing quite like a night with one of the Gentlemen of the Emerald City. No strings. No complications. I’ve been burned by love, and I’m not going there again. Unlike my teammates who fell for their Gentlemen, I know how to keep emotions from coming into play. At least… I used to. Andre I used to love this job. The money doesn’t matter—just the thrill. But that thrill is gone now. That is, until I meet Matt. And that’s before he starts looking at me like that. And booking me more often. And making my heart do things it’s not supposed to do when I’m on the clock. How do I convince a jaded man that love is worth another try? Gentlemen of the Emerald City Andre is Book 5 of Gentlemen of the Emerald City, a sexy series centered around the high class, high-dollar Gentlemen of Seattle’s most exclusive escort service. Each book is full of snark, sass, and sweetness, and like any Emerald City client, you’re guaranteed a happy ending.

Andre - L.A. Witt
Andre

Pairing: M-M

September 15, 2021

Word Count: 117000

Character Identities: Gay, Polyamorous

Summary: A rookie, his teammate, and his best friend from a rival team. What could possibly go wrong? Seattle Snowhawks rookie Justin Reid has it bad for his teammate Shawn Kelleher. It’s just his luck that Shawn’s got a crush too… on Justin’s best friend, Vancouver Narwhal center Keith Adams. When Shawn lets it slip at the worst possible moment that he wants Keith, Justin is hurt, but what can he do? He steers Keith in Shawn’s direction and lets chemistry do the rest. What Justin doesn’t know is that while Keith is into Shawn, he’s also secretly wanted Justin since forever. After some stumbling, they realize there’s something very hot and very mutual going on between all three of them. It’s fantasies coming true left, right, and center, and it just doesn’t get any better than this. Except this scorching hot triad is anything but simple. Not while the closeted son of a hockey legend is fighting to make his own name in the shadow of his deeply homophobic father’s legacy. Not in the midst of grueling schedules and a team’s fraternization rules. Throw in pesky emotions showing up where they aren’t wanted, and it’s a play that’s doomed from the start. Shawn, Keith, and Justin all fought their way into professional hockey. Is what they have together worth fighting for too? Or will fear let heartache win this game? ASSIST is approximately 117,500 words. It's book 2 of the Pucks & Rainbows series, and can be read as a standalone.

Assist - L.A. Witt
Assist

Pairing: M-M, M-M-M

December 26, 2019

Word Count: 15000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Attending his daughter’s holiday dance recital should be easy for pro hockey player Patrick Barnes. Showing up in a tutu, however, wasn’t exactly part of the plan. And yet the holidays get even more interesting when he bumps into Lee, the man he let get away in high school. Ballet instructor Lee can’t believe who just walked into his studio. He also can’t believe how quickly the flare of attraction between he and Patrick resurfaces, despite the decade that’s gone by since they last spoke. In high school, they let opportunities get away. Now, almost twenty years later, is it possible they’ll have a chance to pursue the spark that has come back to life after just one conversation? Holidays are a time for giving, and neither Patrick nor Lee are about to take this particular gift for granted.

Ballerina Dad - Amy Aislin
Ballerina Dad

Amy Aislin ...

Pairing: M-M

December 11, 2017

Word Count: 89000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: For three gay men in love, opening the closet door could be a risky move. Sheriff Casey Barlow has a slick, media-savvy challenger out to beat him in the upcoming election. Casey's damned good at his job, but he hasn't kissed the right asses, and early polls suggest voters like his opponent's style. Coming out now, let alone revealing his relationship with two men, could sink any hope of keeping his badge. Scott Edison has a real shot at the NHL. He's playing the best hockey of his life. Whenever he can, he travels home to his gruff sheriff and their laid-back cowboy, but there are no out gay players in the NHL. As a rookie working his ass off to be called up, he can't afford to make waves. Will Rice always figured he'd live alone, managing Graham and Annmarie Slater's cattle ranch, but a hot, young hockey player and a compact, muscled lawman rearranged his plans. Even though he's older and lanky and ordinary, he's been sharing their lives and their beds. He doesn't need to be out— isn't sure he ever wants the Slaters to know about him. Life's good the way things are. Then Graham and Annmarie are killed in a hit and run that may not be an accident. As Will grieves, and Casey investigates, the coming changes will shake all their lives. ** this is a re-edit and expansion of the story in the "Hunting Under Covers" anthology

Changes Coming Down - Kaje Harper - Changes
Changes Coming Down

Kaje Harper ...

Pairing: M-M-M

November 30, 2019

Word Count: 120000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Changes series, book 2 Three men, one summer of media, mentorship, and murder. There's a reason Scott Edison came out as gay and poly on national TV— now no one can try to push him back into the closet. But as his men and his hockey team deal with the fallout from fans and paparazzi, moving forward isn't as easy as he'd hoped. Will Rice was looking forward to a quiet summer, sharing the work with his guys and giving Scott a refuge from the spotlight. He's hired a couple of young ranch hands, and finally feels ready to give back some of the mentoring that turned his life around decades ago. But good fences won't be enough to keep trouble off the ranch. Casey Barlow left the Sheriff's Department on his own terms, out and proud. But when the new sheriff is murdered— and Casey's one of the few with a watertight alibi— he's asked to investigate, and he can't resist. He's determined to solve the murder, and still take care of his men on the home front. Then one murder becomes two… It's a summer of risks and challenges, and working together is the only way they'll make it through.

Changes Going On - Kaje Harper - Changes
Changes Going On

Kaje Harper ...

Pairing: M-M, M-M-M

March 26, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Can Tennant show Jared that age is just a number, and that love is all that matters? The Rowe Brothers are famous hockey hotshots, but as the youngest of the trio, Tennant has always had to play against his brothers’ reputations. To get out of their shadows, and against their advice, he accepts a trade to the Harrisburg Railers, where he runs into Jared Madsen. Mads is an old family friend and his brother’s one-time teammate. Mads is Tennant’s new coach. And Mads is the sexiest thing he’s ever laid eyes on. Jared Madsen’s hockey career was cut short by a fault in his heart, but coaching keeps him close to the game. When Ten is traded to the team, his carefully organized world is thrown into chaos. Nine years his junior and his best friend’s brother, he knows Ten is strictly off-limits, but as soon as he sees Ten’s moves, on and off the ice, he knows that his heart could get him into trouble again.

Changing Lines - RJ Scott and V.L. Locey - Harrisburg Railers
Changing Lines

RJ Scott ...

Pairing: M-M

July 12, 2017

Word Count: 80000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Parker This pro hockey thing is amazing! I’m playing in the big leagues. I have money for a change. And suddenly all the men who wouldn’t give me the time of day are falling all over themselves to hook up with me. The only problem is that I’ve never been with anyone. That’s just what I need—some random hookup leaking it to the press that I’m a virgin who’s lousy in bed. Maybe what I need is a little help from a professional. Cole Clients who want to lose their virginity are a dime a dozen. There’s something about Parker, though. Something that makes my heart go a little wild every time he books me, and it isn’t the money. He’s better in bed than he thinks. He needs confidence, not guidance, and I’m happy to give him both. But is it wrong to wish he’ll never stop coming back? Gentlemen of the Emerald City Cole is Book 2 of Gentlemen of the Emerald City, a sexy series centered around the high class, high-dollar Gentlemen of Seattle’s most exclusive escort service. Each book is full of snark, sass, and sweetness, and like any Emerald City client, you’re guaranteed a happy ending. Content warning: Moderate on-page struggles with disordered eating.

Cole - L.A. Witt
Cole

Pairing: M-M

July 7, 2021

Word Count: 72683

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Brett Rocha retired from pro-hockey while still at the top of his game. Co-owner of a chain of restaurants and an inherited ice skating academy, he seems to have it all. Despite his fame, wealth, and good fortune, though, Brett suddenly finds himself painfully alone. Ex-Olympic figure skating star Rylan Hennessy transitioned to professional ice dancing with Celia, Brett’s sister and Rylan’s lifelong partner on the ice. Then tragedy strikes, and Rylan’s world is turned upside down, too. With the unexpected death of Celia, Brett and Rylan are drawn together through their mutual grief. Their bond strengthens when Brett introduces Rylan to BDSM, a lifestyle Rylan has never experienced before. While the mystery of Celia’s murder still needs to be solved, a second tragedy threatens to tear them apart. Will their relationship survive, or will love be enough to see them through this life altering, harrowing change?

Edge Jump - Elizabeth Noble
Edge Jump

Elizabeth Noble ...

Pairing: M-M

June 16, 2018

Word Count: 20000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Head in the Game: An m/m hockey romance novella Pro hockey defenseman Roger Jacobson’s game is slipping. His contract is up for renewal and his fourteen-year career hangs in the balance. Desperate to find a way out of his professional slump, Roger returns to his hometown to work with his old coach and assist with a summer hockey camp. When Dylan Barker skates into his life, he’s a romantic distraction that Roger couldn’t have anticipated. The handsome graduate student also happens to be his mentor’s son. Can the love of a younger man mend Roger’s broken spirit and get his head back in the game? Head in the Game is an m/m hockey romance novella with a low-angst story featuring a May/December relationship. This novella originally appeared in the Changing on the Fly: The Second Period anthology.

Head in the Game - Jeff Adams
Head in the Game

Jeff Adams ...

Pairing: M-M

January 26, 2019

Word Count: 102000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Scott I’ve done a lot of soul-searching this season. I’ve been in denial about myself and a jerk to everyone else. I don’t even know where to start to fix it all. I don’t know what to feel about anything. How am I supposed to handle falling in love? Hunter I’m good at faking it most of the time. No, not that. I mean faking like I’m okay. Like something doesn’t always hurt, especially when I’m trying to earn my pay. He gets it. More than anyone I’ve ever met, he gets it. But he’s got pain no one can touch. Not doctors. Not me. How do I convince him that shutting me out won’t take away that pain? Gentlemen of the Emerald City Hunter is the sixth and final book of Gentlemen of the Emerald City, a sexy series centered around the high class, high-dollar Gentlemen of Seattle’s most exclusive escort service. Each book is full of snark, sass, and sweetness, and like any Emerald City client, you’re guaranteed a happy ending.

Hunter - L.A. Witt
Hunter

Pairing: M-M

October 6, 2021

Word Count: 58000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: An NHL All-Star A workaholic entrepreneur One irresistibly tempting opportunity KYLE I can’t believe I let my best friend talk me into being auctioned off for charity. But when I get a look at the guy who placed the winning bid, I feel like I’m the one who snagged the top prize. AUSTIN I didn’t get to where I am by letting opportunities slip through my fingers. When I learn that Kyle Pressgrove will be part of the bachelor auction taking place during All-Star weekend, that’s the kind of chance that you grab ahold of, and I have no intention of letting go. This book is part of the Hockey Allies Bachelor Bid series, which also features books by RJ Scott, V.L. Locey, Susan Scott Shelley and Chantal Mer. The books can be read as standalones in any order.

Keeping Kyle - Jeff Adams
Keeping Kyle

Jeff Adams ...

Pairing: M-M

April 7, 2020

Word Count: 84000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Ethan Hockey season is over, and that means one thing—returning home to my empty condo. With nothing to distract me from this loneliness, it’s going to be a miserable summer. Then I hire Luca for one night. At least, it was supposed to be one night. Luca Ethan isn’t like my other clients (not that I have many these days). He’s nice. He’s genuine. He doesn’t treat me like I’m here to earn my pay. When he asks me to make this a regular thing for the summer, my wallet doesn’t leave me much choice. But I’m pretty sure my heart isn’t supposed to get involved. Gentlemen of the Emerald City Luca is Book 1 of Gentlemen of the Emerald City, a sexy series centered around the high class, high-dollar Gentlemen of Seattle’s most exclusive escort service. Each book is full of snark, sass, and sweetness, and like any Emerald City client, you’re guaranteed a happy ending.

Luca - L.A. Witt
Luca

Pairing: M-M

June 16, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Book 1 of the Welcome to Loveland series Loveland, Colorado is a special place all year round, a community of creativity and art, with scenic views and majestic mountains. But the town really shines once a year, on Valentine's Day. Lucky Roberts has lived in Loveland his whole life. He has good friends, strong family support, and is all about keeping his community fun and alive. The only thing Lucky has been "unlucky" with is love. But rather than avoiding February fourteenth in his hometown, he throws himself into helping others deliver their messages of love. Enter Jack Canon. Jack moved to Loveland for a fresh start, in both his personal and professional lives. After a tough year, he's finally hoping to just blend in, maybe carve a little niche for himself that his parents would have been proud of. What he didn't expect was a pseudo-lumberjack with a killer body and shy smile to turn his world upside down – and he sure didn't expect to like it so much. When Lucky meets Jack, he feels like a thirteen year-old with his first crush. He's clumsy, stammering, and the first greeting out of his mouth is a less than articulate, "Wow!" Words like adorable and manbun suddenly become part of his vocabulary as he discovers a deep, hidden need to romance the hell out of Jack. And what better way to do that than during the most romantic season in the City of Love?

Lucky in Loveland - K-Lee Klein - Welcome to Loveland
Lucky in Loveland

K-lee Klein ...

Pairing: M-M

February 11, 2016

Word Count: 115000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary:

He’s a hockey star. And he’s my daughter’s hero. And now he’s…my boyfriend?? When Jase Kelly scores his fourth professional hat trick, it’s more than just a career highlight. In one of the hats raining down onto the ice, there’s a note from two fans—a girl whose migraines keep her from coming to games, and her dad, who hopes to get her an autograph for her birthday. Devin McKenzie just hopes for a signature or maybe a chance for his daughter to meet her favorite player. Instead, Jase Kelly pulls out all the stops to give Dallas an evening of hockey, autographs, and all the souvenirs she can carry. She’s beyond starstruck. And Devin? Being starstruck wouldn’t make his heart race like this…would it? Jase only wanted to cheer up a fan. He never expected to be so attracted to her dad. One look at Devin, though, and he’s speechless. And suddenly a lot more certain than he’s ever been about his sexuality. Once they connect, they’re so good together it’s almost effortless… as long as Jase keeps Devin from seeing how the slightest bit of stress—or even nothing at all—can reduce him to shaking and hyperventilating. Meanwhile Devin desperately hopes that this one time, he’s found someone who won’t bolt from the reality of dating a parent of a child with chronic health issues. They won’t be able to keep those cards hidden forever, though. Sooner or later, their respective truths will come to light. Fate brought them together. Can love save them from falling apart? Name From a Hat Trick is a 115,000-word standalone contemporary M/M romance. CW: on-page anxiety and panic attacks

Name From a Hat Trick - L.A. Witt
Name From a Hat Trick

Pairing: M-M

June 24, 2020

Word Count: 87500

Character Identities: Demisexual, Gay

Summary: For college sophomore Mitch Greyson, determination and persistence are the name of the game if he wants to make it as a professional hockey player. A busy schedule of practices, games, classes, homework, two part-time jobs—and now, working with a tutor to help him pass the class he’s failing so that he can keep his scholarship—shouldn’t leave him with enough time to flirt with the NHL player in town. But that doesn’t stop him. Placed on the injured reserve list until his broken arm heals, NHL defenseman Alex Dean is using the time off to be with his ailing grandfather and get a head start on the book he’s been commissioned to write. He doesn’t expect to get roped into a tutoring gig, especially not for cocky, smart-ass Mitch. But Alex soon discovers that there’s more to Mitch than meets the eye...and he really likes what he sees. Only Alex doesn’t dare risk his NHL career by coming out, and a relationship between them would jeopardize Mitch’s chances with the organization too. It looks impossible. Then again, the best things usually do... On the Ice is an m/m contemporary romance featuring a flirty college hockey player who meets his match in a demisexual NHL player.

On the Ice - Amy Aislin
On the Ice

Amy Aislin ...

Pairing: M-M

May 8, 2018

Word Count: 89000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: A forty-something single dad, a twenty-something hockey star, and a whole lot of baggage. No, this couldn’t possibly blow up in their faces. Officer Geoff Logan has his plate full. His cop’s salary and Marine retirement aren’t enough to make ends meet. He’s got war wounds and demons that are in it for the long haul. His teenagers are, well, teenagers, plus they’re pissed that he left the boyfriend they loved. Can’t a guy catch a break? Seattle Snowhawks center Asher Crowe has it all. A seven figure salary. A literal house on a hill. A stable, loving relationship with an amazing boyfriend. At least, that’s what the world sees. Behind closed doors, he’s been living in a private hell, and when he finally works up the courage to end things, his boyfriend refuses to go quietly. One call to the cops, and suddenly Geoff and Asher’s paths cross. But is the connection between them simple chemistry? Kindred spirits? Or just a pair of lonely hearts looking for a hot distraction? And even if it’s more than physical, is there really a future for two men from such vastly different worlds? Especially when the past comes knocking? This novel is approximately 89,000 words long.

Rebound - L.A. Witt
Rebound

Pairing: M-M

March 27, 2019

Word Count: 84000

Character Identities: Bisexual

Summary: Time for distractions? Hardly. A chance at making the playoffs? It’s a dream for NHL forward Taylor Cunningham that just might come true. If he can keep his eyes on the ball—ahem, puck. And study for midterms. Dakota Cotton, eleven years his senior, isn’t just a distraction, though—he’s everything Tay’s ever wanted. Dakota has no interest in introducing someone who might not stick around to his four-year-old son. Been there, done that, with the divorce to prove it. But there’s something about Tay that hits all of the right buttons and has him wanting to take a chance. As things heat up between them, and the pressure to succeed hits an all-time high, will they risk a shot at happiness or choke?

Risking the Shot - Amy Aislin - Stick Side
Risking the Shot

Amy Aislin ...

Pairing: M-M

September 8, 2020

Word Count: 150000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay, Pansexual

Summary: Rookie forward Isaac Rivera is still finding his footing in the big leagues where he’s no longer the best player on the roster. It’s a whole new world, especially now that several of his hockey idols have become teammates. Friends, even. There’s one who’s more than a hockey idol, though… and he might end up being more than a friend. Julien Landry is a powerhouse on the ice. In eight years, he’s become one of the league’s top defensemen and the heartthrob everyone wants to bed. But fallout from a painful mistake as a rookie, followed by years of rough-and-tumble hookups, have him itching for something more. When a connection sparks between him and Isaac, he discovers what he’s been missing: someone he can trust with his body and his heart. As long as Isaac and Julien keep the heat between them off the ice, what could go wrong? But Julien’s past is never far behind him, and when it comes crashing in, he might lose everything—his career, his friends, and the first person he’s ever really loved. CW: discussions of past abuse and sexual assault

Rookie Mistake - Anna Zabo & L.A. Witt
Rookie Mistake

Anna Zabo ...

Pairing: M-M

June 28, 2022

Word Count: 65000

Character Identities: Ace, Demisexual, Non Binary, Pansexual, Transgender

Summary: Rene was my first everything. Best friend, first kiss, first love, first heartbreak. Seven years after walking out of my life, they tear open old wounds with a single photo of a smiling little boy and the message they’re coming home. Mo has my smile and Rene’s eyes. It kills me that I didn’t know about him sooner. As furious as the news Rene kept such a major secret makes me, I want a relationship with my son more than I want to rehash old arguments. Besides, Rene has more baggage than the 747 they flew in on, and I swore off love the first time they left me heartbroken. When I learn Rene and Mo need a place to stay while they settle into life in Vancouver, it sounds like a perfect opportunity. I’ve got a spare room. What better way to figure out co-parenting than living together? It’s not like I’m going to fall for the ex who hurt me deeper than anyone else could. That would be ridiculous. Saving Throw is the third M/NB romance in the Table Topped series. It features Errol, demisexual panromantic production coordinator who likes to be in control and his first love, Rene, a non-binary trans masc ex-hockey player turned coach. CW: Past mentions of a physically abusive alcoholic parent and portrayals of trauma/PTSD related to that, secret teenage pregnancy and related gender dysphoria/difficulty with accessing medical care. Side characters struggle with infertility.

Saving Throw - Alex Silver - Table Topped
Saving Throw

Alex Silver ...

Pairing: M-NB, Includes NB

February 1, 2021

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