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Books Tagged With what - topic - religion

Word Count: 82000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Tate Mackenzie has signed on for a weekend of kinky fun at the hands of respected Dom, James Lucas. However, James has invited another man, twenty-four year-old Sebastian Doucette, to join in. Thrown together under James’ expert tutelage, the two men experience an instant attraction and begin a tentative relationship on their own time. But James hasn’t been entirely honest with the boys and soon Tate finds himself the focus of two infatuated men. How will he choose the man he wants or the lifestyle he desires to pursue?

Beyond the Edge - Elizabeth Lister
Beyond The Edge

Elizabeth Lister ...

Pairing: M-M, M-M-M

September 21, 2012

Word Count: 20000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Persuasion, the action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something All my life, I was persuaded to blindly believe in things; that they would get better, that I would never fit in, that the way I felt deep down inside was wrong; that the love I felt was a mistake and a sin. But, whats a coming of age boy to do when all he desires is to kiss his best friend. Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, everything you do whether good or bad is looked upon with judgemental eyes. Just like the mountains that overshadow the valley below, they hide the secret bygones and people I used to know. From tragedies that can tear families apart, to secret kisses stolen in the dark. Join best-selling author Daniel Elijah Sanderfer for this heartwrenching coming of age story about coming to terms with feeling different and about the bygone persuasions of the first time he kissed a boy.

Bygone Persuasions - Daniel Elijah Sanderfer
Bygone Persuasions

Daniel Elijah Sanderfer ...

Pairing: M-M

July 1, 2019

Word Count: 120,000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Whose hand will orchestrate the change in the world? The decade-long war with Johmatra is over, but peace hangs by a thread in Garith’s kingdom. Yarrow, isolated in his island realm, refuses to abide by the treaty or to follow the dictates of the priestesses. Others—Octavian Rose among them—are uneasy with the growing military power of the temples, and the mage island of Espero remains a tenuous ally. Garith knows his people cannot weather another conflict and that infighting will leave their lands vulnerable to further invasion. The arrival of a Johmatran ambassador with his own agenda calls everyone’s loyalties into question. Sides will be chosen, and the consequences of those choices will have repercussions no one can foresee. Even among the turmoil, Yarrow is determined to have his vengeance against the thirteen goddesses and heal the world’s magic. But how far will he go, and what lines is he willing to cross? As unlikely alliances are forged and enemies are revealed, Prince Thane seems to be the key to forgotten knowledge that will shape the future—and some will do whatever it takes to control him.

Calling and Cull - August Li - Blessed Epoch
Calling and Cull

August Li ...

Pairing: M-M, M-M-F, M-M-M

September 22, 2016

Word Count: 19000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: When Delan stumbled into the Temple, he wasn't expecting to be welcomed as a Temple servant. He wasn't expecting his only duty to be to serve Lyander, cloistered son of the High Priestess. He wasn't expecting to fall in love. And he wasn't expecting that he was going to have to choose: love, or saving the world.

Chains of Light - Elizabeth Schecter
Chains of Light

Elizabeth Schechter ...

Pairing: M-M

October 1, 2020

Word Count: 83,806

Character Identities: Gay, Lesbian, Straight

Summary: When chaos strikes at the heart of Milan, it is up to Florentina’s alter-ego the Night Flyer to stop it. As Florentina and Madelena’s love deepens, so does the well of danger surrounding them. The race is on to discover the mysterious Shadow Guild and uncover who is behind the deadly rampage, but Florentina’s mission is threatened by a gang of assassins. Can the Night Flyer prevail, or will Maddie’s love be ripped from her arms? Chaos in Milan is the third book in Edale Lane’s Night Flyer Trilogy, a tale of power, passion, and payback in Renaissance Italy. If you like action and suspense, rich historical background, three-dimensional characters, and a sweet romance, then you’ll want to complete the Night Flyer saga. Order your copy of Chaos in Milan today!

Chaos in Milan - Edale Lane - Night Flyer
Chaos in Milan

Edale Lane ...

Pairing: F-F, M-F

December 21, 2020

Word Count: 26000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Joshua’s spending more and more time at club Sub Rosa. It’s time he emerges from the shadows to take a more active role. Pursuit of the aloof nightclub owner obsessed with voyeurism carries him over the edge. The stranger’s scent awakens a desire Joshua has not felt in centuries. He vows to have the man. If it means bleeding dry everyone close to either of them, so be it. Mason Kildare, owner of Sub Rosa, doesn’t play in his own backyard. Instead he frequents other night spots in search of fulfillment. A reserved disposition coupled with gray hair keeps most of the young men he finds attractive at arm’s length, but not Joshua. Joshua storms Mason’s defenses, breaking them down one by one. By the time he discovers Joshua’s bloody secret, Mason has lost more than his body -- he’s given away his soul.

Book Cover: Clandestine, Sanguine Blood Seekers 2, A Razor's Edge Vampire Erotica Short
Clandestine, Sanguine Blood Seekers 2, A Razor's Edge Vampire Erotica Short

J. Hali Steele ...

Pairing: M-M

June 10, 2022

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay, Bisexual

Summary: High school senior Neil Darrien is a budding musical theater star. He has it all—a beautiful girlfriend Melissa Watt, a scholarship at a prestigious musical theater school, and a new friend Zane Jeffrey, the boy who has just come to town and immediately lands a spot in the school show choir. Neil is jealous of Zane at first, but they soon become fast friends. Neil harbors a deep dark secret. If it comes out, he is sure that it will destroy his future. But as he gets deeper and deeper into Melissa’s church, he sees a situation that he is sure he needs to fix, but if he does, his secret may come out. Meanwhile, his relationship with Melissa becomes rocky, and Neil finds he may be drawn to Zane in a way that is more than friendship.

Colors - Russell J. Sanders

Russell J. Sanders ...

Pairing: M-M

January 14, 2016

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Ace, Bisexual, Pansexual

Summary: Matthias has spent his whole life on the edge of a very small world. The bastard child of a fallen woman, he’s known nothing but judgment and hatred from the harsh, religious people of his enclave—except for Balthazar. The son and heir of the High Elder, Balthazar shows Matthias kindness, love... and desire. But when the High Elder discovers what his son has been doing, Matthias is arrested and sent to an isolated prison known as the School. There, and in the wastelands beyond, Matthias learns the secrets behind the hypocrisies of the Council of Elders, and his true heritage, true power, and true love.

Counsel of the Wicked - Elizabeth Schecter - Rebel Mage
Counsel of the Wicked

Elizabeth Schechter ...

Pairing: M-F, M-M

March 8, 2022

Word Count: 68000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: James Morgan, lead guitarist for the rock band Eden, seems to have it all. That is, until Theo, Eden’s lead singer and James’s secret lover, violently betrays him, sending James into a deep depression and cutting their current tour and the band’s life short. Kieran Jackson, the lead vocalist for the less successful band Lost and Found, is at his wits’ end. At thirty-three, he never dreamed he’d still be opening for bands comprised of twentysomethings. When Eden pulls out of the last few shows of their summer tour, Kieran returns home burned out and heartbroken. Over a year later, James, Phil, and David of Eden decide to reform under a different name with Kieran as their new vocalist. James, never having forgotten his single interaction with Kieran, nor the only time he ever listened to him perform, knows Kieran’s the best choice. James is still closeted—and skittish after his last relationship—and one fumbling, drunken kiss threatens to undo everything he’s worked so hard to rebuild, as well as the cover he’s fought to maintain. Can James overcome his past, confront his demons, and reclaim his former fame? Or will he and the newly formed True North remain in Eden’s shadow forever? Can he finally find comfort in who he is, accept his past, and reopen his heart? Or will the memories of Theo’s betrayal and the subsequent fallout dash any hope of finding—and trusting—love again? Trigger warning: this book contains explicit rape, as well as one failed suicide attempt by a main character.

Credence - Delphia Baisden

Delphia Baisden ...

Pairing: M-M

March 1, 2019

Word Count: 96460

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Christian Goodley did the unthinkable and now he’s left everyone to suffer the consequences of his actions. His family returned home from church, only to find him laying on the floor, in a pool of his own blood. At the hospital, Vivian got the devastating news about her son. With the family trying to put the pieces of their lives back together, Vivian is having stomach pains and after an important phone call, returned to the hospital. There, she received two additional pieces of information that forever altered the course of her life. Consequently, Vivian set forth a plan of action to undo years of her wrongdoings. While Vivian was focused on her plan and protecting her life-changing secrets, tensions start to brew between Cordell and his stepfather. This unfolds a past of abuse, lies and betrayal that in turn, leads to an ultimate showdown that threatens one of their lives. Because of his web of lies and secrets, Damien’s personal life is a disaster. His professional life, on the other hand, couldn’t be better. He is selected to represent his school at a national teaching conference. While on this trip, he accidentally stumbles across evidence that questions everything he knows to be true. Is Damien’s mind playing a dirty trick on him or is this newfound information actually reality? Crimes of the Heart 2: The Aftermath, is a story of secrets, lies, betrayal and redemption. Just how far would a remorseful mother go to protect her flesh and blood?g

Crimes of the Heart 2 The Aftermath - Jaxon Grant - BuTasty
Crimes of the Heart 2: The Aftermath

Jaxon Grant ...

Pairing: M-M

February 10, 2014

Word Count: 158103

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: How would it feel to wake up every day, not knowing who you really are? How would it feel to know that the only family you have is your mother and baby sister? How would it feel to know that your mother is lying to you? Everyone around you is lying to you. Meet Raphael. Three months prior, fate allowed Raphael come in contact with a man that claimed he knew him. That chance encounter triggered a series of reoccurring dreams, filled with people he didn't recognize. He thought he was going insane; the dreams felt real. Upon the advice of his friend, he even sought out a psychiatrist. He was desperate for the truth, but the truth isn't always kind. Raphael and his friend went on a vacation to celebrate their college graduation. In Atlanta, Raphael saw another man that he felt he knew, but was afraid to approach. Seeing that stranger was the key he needed to solve his own investigation as to who he really was. Realizing what he had done in his past frightened him. He was tired of being lied to; he was tired of being hidden. Raphael took actions into his own hands. He was coming to Orlando. He was coming to gain his old life back. His family was going to be in for the shock of their lives. He had resurrected. Join Raphael and the crew on this final journey, as this web of secrets, lies and betrayal comes to a head. Someone must—and will—pay!

Crimes of the Heart - Jaxon Grant - BuTasty
Crimes of the Heart 3: The Resurrection

Jaxon Grant ...

Pairing: M-M

May 26, 2014

Word Count: 94887

Character Identities: Gay, Questioning, Straight

Summary: Twenty days. Nothing will ever be the same for these friends again in exactly twenty days. TJ’s past transgressions are coming back to haunt him in a big way. But the big question still remains – what exactly did TJ do? On the other hand, Elijah’s trip to Florida will turn his life around and have him standing on stable ground, but will it last? Will Elijah’s secrets finally catch up to him? While these acquaintances are going through their everyday routine, unbeknownst to them, a storm is brewing in the background. In the days following the passage of this storm, the pieces of the puzzle will start to fit together as the entire buildup of this book finally takes shape. How is Seven connected to both TJ and Elijah’s unfortunate events? Everybody is playing a dangerous game but at what cost? In the final analysis, lives will be shattered. People will be exposed. Death will be upon us. Join TJ, Elijah, and Seven in this meticulously crafted second entry to this series, as the group of friends embark upon challenges that will shape the rest of their lives. And then on the twentieth day, the chain reaction of all these dangerous games will go up in flames! Who goes to jail? Who will receive devastating news? Most importantly, whose door does death pay a visit to?

Tears of the Son 2 - Jaxon Grant - BnTasty
Dangerous Games

Jaxon Grant ...

Pairing: M-M, M-M-M

May 29, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: This is a boxset or collection of seven previously published gay erotic short stories and one bonus novellette. This collection include the following:

  • FARM BUDS: In this erotic short story, Alec reveals to Colby that he’s wanted him for several months!
  • THE TUTOR: Kyle agrees to tutor Graham in chemistry, but what he really wants is a one-on-one biology lesson.
  • ROOMMATES: Jack, one of the university’s star football players, yearned to come out of the closet and embrace Sam as more than his roommate and close friend.
  • SANTA BALLS: Officemates Trey and Brock, lonely and horny on Christmas Eve, discover how to keep warm together in a cold, Chicago snowstorm.
  • THE CABIN: In this erotic short story, Jarrett and Pete struggle to keep warm in an unexpected blizzard. They discover how much fun it can be to snuggle in front of a roaring fire.
  • PRISONER: In this erotic short story, set in the sci-fi future of humanity on a distant planet (similar to that of UNSC soldiers from the popular game Halo), Ben and Rugger agree to help Jax orchestrate his boyfriend Fenix’s deepest, darkest fantasy: to be taken prisoner, bound, and made to feel like the submissive man he is on the inside.
  • FORBIDDEN: Carl and Dan, chaste seminarians studying to become pastors, surrender to their passions and fall into the throes of passion and lovemaking while away from school.
  • UNTIL HE SAYS (Bonus Novelette): Mike finds the courage to give in to his secret desire and invite a master into his life who can help him explore his submissive sexuality.
All characters in every story are 18+.

For His Pleasure 1 - Kieron Lachlan
For His Pleasure

Kieron Lachlan ...

Pairing: M-M

December 16, 2017

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: In this erotic short story, Carl and Dan, chaste seminarians studying to become pastors, surrender to their passions and fall into the throes of passion and lovemaking while away from school. Carl wrestled with whether he belonged in divinity school or with a man to call his husband. From the moment Carl first set eyes upon the dirty blonde hair, crystal blue eyes, and the dorky, rectangular glasses that framed Dan's handsome and perfect face, temptation and lust challenged his faith-filled chaste intentions. When Carl learns Dan will share a secluded retreat house with him for a week-long, off-campus retreat, his hormones and passions jump at the chance to get away with anything and everything they can while away from the snooping eyes of the divinity school staff. The only question is, will Dan give in as easily as Carl, or will he stick to the rules and leave Carl with a serious case of blue balls? All characters are 18+.

Forbidden - Kieron Lachlan

Kieron Lachlan ...

Pairing: M-M

December 2, 2017

Word Count: 119000

Character Identities: Bisexual

Summary: One night. A second chance. The perfect match he never saw coming… On the outside, Mayr seems to have it all: a successful career as Head of the Guard for a prominent politician, family and friends who rely on him, and the attention of beautiful lovers. But appearances are a good way to bury secrets, including mistakes he can never fix and a broken heart that never seems to heal, forever searching for the one person to share his life with. When his last girlfriend takes him back and suggests an intimate night together with Tash, one of her lovers, Mayr reluctantly agrees. The last thing he expects is to fall hard for Tash, who is nothing like Mayr’s previous lovers… and much too difficult to forget. Tash is a secretive priest with deep, dark truths connected to a past he will never completely outrun. He keeps romance at a distance, knowing it can destroy him. Except with Mayr in his life, love might just ignore all the rules and push his limits. But when Tash undertakes the Uldana Trials, love may ruin them both. If Tash fails, he'll likely die. If he succeeds, he must give up Mayr and break both their hearts…

Four – Archer Kay Leah – The Republic

Archer Kay Leah ...

Pairing: M-M

January 17, 2020

Word Count: 71000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Gerald Tanner lost the piece of his life he loved most, his husband Adam. When faced with the prospect of another Christmas with a family who thinks he's better off now that Adam is gone, Gerry decides instead to revisit the memory of when they met, and boards a Christmas cruise on the Sunrise. He's not expecting to meet Leo Ystrabov. He certainly never imagined the courageous young man would challenge him into feelings of desire and the possibility of a love that isn't his precious Adam. Leo Ystrabov doesn't quite know how to handle the shattered heart Gerry presents so hesitantly. But the offer is precious, and Leo can't resist. However, with two families none too eager to accept them and a lot of baggage on both sides, their relationship faces an uphill battle. Leo will have to find his courage to be the lion Gerry sees in him.

Gerry's Lion - Ashavan Doyon
Gerry's Lion

Ashavan Doyon ...

Pairing: M-M

April 24, 2015

Word Count: 114,539

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: The Blackwood Pack saga continues… This is part of an on-going series by Amazon Bestselling Author, Mary Rundle, and catching up on previous titles is advised. Readers of the past books will enjoy meeting old friends once more as the pack does what it does best ̶ caring for one another and helping shifters everywhere. David spent most of his life as a prisoner, beaten countless times as he was taught by the Sisters of the Four Gods. After learning the truth about what they had planned for him, he escaped and eventually landed in Scotland where he was rescued by kind shifter who gave him a job and a bed. His feeling of safety ended abruptly when he was discovered by the ones he fled. Zane, the Blackwood Pack’s genius computer programmer, joined his brothers and friends in Scotland on his very first vacation. It had been a long and hard road for him since parents and younger siblings were massacred, but his life was finally coming together Not expecting anything more than fun and sightseeing, he was stunned to find his Fated Mate there. Before they can claim each other, they find themselves in a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse, trying to elude brutal pursuers who want to capture David and kill Zane. As they fight to stay one step ahead of them, Zane sets out to win David’s heart and restore his confidence and also becomes his protector and lover. Learning about each other’s abilities and gifts—and about the gods’ plans for David’s formidable new role in the shifter world—they form a unique bond with undying trust and a deep love that will bind them forever together as one. Narrow escapes, kidnappings, battles, rescues and the revelation of unique gifts from the gods will keep you turning page after page as Mary Rundle weaves another thrilling tale of love and adventure.

Ghost Walker - Mary Rundle
Ghost Walker

Mary Rundle ...

Pairing: M-M

January 29, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Ace, Bisexual, Pansexual, Straight

Summary: Still reeling from his final encounter with the Elders, Matthias finally reaches the promised safety of Haven. There, he is met with suspicion and accusations, learning too late that the new world he’s entered is built on as many illusions and lies as the world he’s left behind, and that the safe home he’s been searching for isn’t safe after all. When all the illusions come crashing down, and Matthias barely escapes with his life and his friends, he finds himself going back to the start—and finds himself one step closer to the truth.

Haven's Fall - Elizabeth Schecter - Rebel Mage
Haven's Fall

Elizabeth Schechter ...

Pairing: M-F, M-M

May 17, 2022

Word Count: 64,000

Character Identities: Straight, Transgender

Summary: Trevor Larson is a Navy brat. He’s used to moving every few years, and thanks to social media, he can stay in touch with the friends he leaves behind. But shortly after he leaves Okinawa, his best friend, Brad Gray, cuts off contact and disappears. Four years and two bases later, Brad resurfaces—and announces his family is coming to Trevor’s base in Spain. But a lot’s changed in four years, and Trevor is stunned to find out Brad is now Shannon. Their reunion isn’t quite what either of them had hoped for, but they quickly find their footing, both relieved to have each other back. Except nothing is ever all sunshine and roses. The military is a small world, and there’s no keeping Shannon’s transition a secret. Parents warn their kids away from her. She can’t attend school on-base for fear of harassment or worse. And although her parents try to hide it, being ostracized by their only social circle while they’re thousands of miles from home is taking a toll on them too. More and more, Shannon leans on Trevor. But she’s also drawn to him, and he’s drawn right back to her, feeling things he’s never felt for anyone before. Trevor’s scared, though. Not of dating a trans girl. Not of damaging his chaplain father’s career or reputation. After finally getting his friend back, does he dare take things further and risk losing her a second time?

Having Her Back - Ann Gallagher
Having Her Back

Ann Gallagher ...

Pairing: M-F

May 17, 2017

Word Count: 110840

Character Identities: Lesbian, Straight

Summary: When Robyn's father and brother are killed in the Third Crusade, she is banished from her manor home and branded a traitor by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Disguised as a boy, she joins Little John and the rest of the gang in Sherwood Forest—and soon finds herself their leader. Queen Eleanor suspects Prince John is up to no good, and colluding with Sir Guy and the Sheriff of Nottingham. To learn more, she engages Maid Marian as a spy—and unwittingly reunites Marian with her old childhood friend, Robyn. Together, the women help the queen acquire the funds needed to free King Richard and help Nottinghamshire—and perhaps fall in love along the way.

Heart of Sherwood - Edale Lane
Heart of Sherwood

Edale Lane ...

Pairing: F-F

October 19, 2018