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Word Count: 72000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: 6 Days Series, Book Two Mixologist Nick Valentine never thought love was in the cards, but after a scorching Valentine’s Day kiss from bouncer Davis “FatBoy” Newman, he’s beginning to think it’s possible. After four weeks of dry spell, Nick’s losing patience—it’s time FatBoy stop acting the gentleman and just throw him over the bar or Nick may just change his mind. All FatBoy wants is a shot at winning Nick’s heart. As long as meddling bosses, an Irish hurling team and a bar riot don’t ruin his chances forever, he might just get lucky and take the man of his dreams, home.

6 Days To Get Lucky - LE Franks - Nick & Fatboy
6 Days To Get Lucky

LE Franks ...

Pairing: M-M

March 9, 2018

Word Count: 56,025

Character Identities: Bisexual, Lesbian

Summary:

Annie Slocum is a bisexual woman struggling to make a living as a freelance writer. Stuck in a rut, she feels bored with her career, her relationships—her life. A chance meeting with Siobhán at a gallery adds a bright spark to her dull life.

Siobhán Murray is a lesbian Irish painter living in Boston. She loves her career, loves her life, but she’s missing the one piece that will make her life complete—a partner. She falls hard for Annie and is delighted to realize Annie inspires her work. But a string of failed relationships has left her wary of bisexual women and wondering if she can trust that Annie won’t leave her.

When Siobhán’s past comes back to haunt them, they’ll have to decide if the new relationship is something that will burn bright and end quickly or if it’s meant to last.

A Brighter Palette - Brigham Vaughn
A Brighter Palette

Brigham Vaughn ...

Pairing: F-F

June 30, 2017

Word Count: 92000

Character Identities: Gay, Straight

Summary: Banyak & Fecks is a prequel to The Clearwater Mystery series of romantic gay novels. However, it is not a mystery. It is a story of how a Ukrainian refugee and the son of an Irish immigrant come to meet in the East End of London in 1884. It is a story about friendship. 1881. Andrej’s family are dead or missing, and his village in Ukraine decimated. Aged thirteen, he walks west to find a boat to take him to London. Three years later, homeless, starving and having resorted to prostitution, he finds safe passage and arrives in London alone but determined. 1884. Silas’ mother has died, leaving him to fend for his twin sisters in the hellish world of the Westerpool slums. Silas only knows the work of a thief and trickster and at sixteen, heads to London to make his money. What he finds is poverty, starvation and the Greychurch workhouse. About to give up, he encounters a giant Ukrainian, proud, handsome, and renting his body in the alleys of the East End. Silas (Banyak) and Andrej (Fecks) make an unlikely pair, but their friendship is all they need to survive life in London’s notorious East End. When disaster robs them of their home, they have no choice but to live rough and work the streets. Lodging houses, rope houses, arrest, violence and prostitution, they face it together. But when the Ripper starts slaughtering Greychurch rent boys, Banyak and Fecks have only their friendship to ensure their survival.

"A colourful and enchanting tale. Beautifully written. Marsh does an excellent job of evoking the look and feel of a different age."

Olivier Bosman author of the DS Billings Victorian Mysteries

‘Banyak & Fecks’ ends the day before the first Clearwater Mystery, ‘Deviant Desire’ begins. It is a story of friendship and platonic love set in Greychurch, the imaginary Whitechapel of the Clearwater world. Extensively researched, readers are taken from the Russian steppe and the Wirral slums to the squalor of the East End in the late 1880s. [Genre: Historical Bromance] [‘The Clearwater Mysteries.’ Historical MM Romance, mystery and adventure.]

Banyak & Fecks - Jackson Marsh - Clearwater
Banyak & Fecks

Jackson Marsh ...

Pairing: M-M

November 29, 2020

Word Count: 21991

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: M/M Erotica wrapped in mystery. Close-mouthed CID Detective Thomas Fitzgerald has just finished a harrowing case. He’s traveling the highway between Arbroath and Dundee, Scotland. Now all he wants to do is return to his flat, strip down and soak before catching a good night’s sleep. But a stranger on the side of the road changes everything. The quiet Scot named Burns is a puzzle—a dark-haired, sensuous enigma whose harmless invitation to a drink he decides to accept. Before the next twelve-hour phase of the moon has come and gone, the lives of both of them will change profoundly. Both men are hoarding a secret, trying to escape. Can they stop running long enough to find each other?

Burns Too Deep - Erin O'Quinn - Burns Mystery
Burns Too Deep

Erin O'Quinn ...

Pairing: M-M

September 2, 2015

Word Count: 56782

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: History says a famous villain died on the gallows on October 1, 1788. But what is the real story? And how do two contemporary men fit into this re-telling of history? M/M erotica wrapped in mystery The reticent undercover detective Thomas Fitzgerald is already deeply in love…with a man who has just met him in an “alternate reality.” Tight-lipped and uptight as he is, a confession is out of the question. And Burns, not quite the same man he fell in love with, is afraid that his caped hero may misunderstand his own “insta-love.” How can two stubborn men find that elusive connection between then and now? This is where time-travel, enters the story—a unique wynd in Edinburgh becomes the bridge that connects past, present and even perhaps the future. Follow two lovers across a bridge spanning more than two centuries as they struggle to reconcile not just the convenient lies of history, but also the truth about their own conflicted relationship. This full novel is the conclusion to the six-novella Burns! Mystery series and can be read as a stand-alone. Please note that the title has changed, from A Rainbow Bridge.

Come Again, My Love - Erin O'Quinn - Burns Mystery
Come Again, My Love

Erin O'Quinn ...

Pairing: M-M

January 2, 2017

Word Count: 95,502

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Sometimes when you don’t know what you want, life gives you what you need. When Neil Markovic witnesses the murder of his mother by Bone Men, his world is thrown into turmoil. On the run from the assassins that killed her, his sorcerer father and the police, Neil finds help in the form of a tall half-fae alchemist named Malachai. Mal seems more accepting than most of Neil’s demon bloodline but curiously immune to his charms. Malachai Valentine, disgraced scion of a noble leprechaun clan, back in the Old Country, is happy living as an anonymous scrap dealer. Using his talent for alchemy to make fuel and potions, most days he doesn’t even think of his ruinous past. When a scared young man with a fancy car crashes into his life, at first, Mal thinks he can do without the hassle. But as Neil begins to get under his skin, Mal reassesses his hopes and ambitions. Harassed by megalomaniac fae and stalked by sorcerous killers at every turn, Malachai and Neil must fight to be free, and to find what they both always wanted.

Wanted: Demon Familiar - Sadie Rose Bermingham & Bellora Quinn
Demon Familiar

Sadie Rose Bermingham , Bellora Quinn ...

Pairing: M-M

June 19, 2018

Word Count: 104000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: The Victorian East End lives in fear of the Ripper and his mission to kill rent boys. Silas Hawkins, nineteen and forging a life on the streets could well be the next victim, but when he meets Archer, his life changes forever. Young, attractive and rich, Archer is The Viscount Clearwater, a philanthropist, adventurer and homosexual. When Archer suspects the Ripper is killing to lure him to a confrontation, he risks his reputation and his life to stop the madman's murders. Every man must play his part, including Silas. A mashup of mystery, romance and adventure, Deviant Desire is set in an imaginary London of 1888. The first in an on-going series, it takes the theme of loyalty and friendship in a world where homosexuality is a crime. Secrets must be kept, lovers must be protected, and for Archer and Silas, it marks the start of their biggest adventure - love.

Deviant Desire - Jackson Marsh - Clearwater Mysteries
Deviant Desire

Jackson Marsh ...

Pairing: M-M

March 7, 2019

Word Count: 115000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Luca thought keeping me out of the Family business would keep me safe. He was wrong. Now his own life is hanging in the balance. While our enemies stalk us, long-buried secrets begin to resurface, and I’m not sure who we can trust. But I won’t let anyone take him from me. No matter what I have to do. I meant every promise I made to Luca in my marriage vows. And now it’s time to make good on them -- for better or worse. Till death do us part? Over my dead body. I’ve been underestimated my whole life. But if there’s one thing our enemies should have counted on, it’s my love for my husband. My devotion to the Don. *** Join Finch and Luca in a dangerous, action-packed, steamy adventure that takes them from New York to Boston, through Roman ruins and a Venetian masquerade, as they redefine their marriage and search for a way to eliminate their enemies for once and for all. Devoted to the Don is the sixth and final book in the Morelli Family series.

Devoted to the Don - Leighton Greene
Devoted to the Don

Leighton Greene ...

Pairing: M-M

December 26, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Jamie Cosgrove is doing his best to recover from a break-up after years with an abusive boyfriend. All his usual coping strategies have failed, and he’s fallen back on things that make him feel safe: drumming, food, and his friend Trevor. The trouble is, two of those are still secrets, even from those closest to him. Cian Toomey has it all. He has loving relationships with his partners and a fulfilling, creative career. The one thing he’s missing is someone to go home to at night. When sudden changes occur at one of his jobs, he’s faced with a choice to find something new or move in with his partners in a different city. Well-meaning but pushy friends seem to think Cian and Jamie are the answers to each other’s prayers. They couldn’t disagree more. A series of random events thrusts them into each other’s lives, and they find they have more in common than they thought. But when all of Jamie’s carefully constructed walls crumble at once, both of them will have to depend on the support of their friends and family to strengthen their fragile bond.

Drumbeat - A.M. Leibowitz
Drumbeat

A.M. Leibowitz ...

Pairing: M-M, 4+ or Other

September 1, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Accused of a murder he didn’t commit, vilified celebrity Jackson Young enlists the help of rookie journalist to clear his name and write his biography.  Jackson has a secret though. One he must keep from becoming public. But Fletcher’s dreamy green eyes, Irish drawl and effortless charm makes it hard to suppress those long-buried feelings, even if it could compromise his innocence. Uncovering the murky past behind Jackson’s rise to fame, Fletcher grows closer to a man he’d once declared as talentless and their intense attraction starts to affect not only his professional integrity, but the life he’d made since moving to London. Falling for the subject of his book could be fatal for Fletcher, and Jackson should know better than to trust a journalist. Fade to Blank is the first book in the London Lies trilogy set in 1999 and is a slow burn, enemies to lovers, hurt/comfort romantic suspense.

Fade To Blank - C F White - London Lies
Fade to Blank (London Lies #1)

C F White ...

Pairing: M-M

July 27, 2020

Word Count: 62407

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: The ‘Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words’ blog said this about Love’s Glory: “In a way, Love's Glory is Janice Jarrell's gift to her reader's and this couple who have been through so much angst and pain and have now mostly emerged through the other side, intact and ready to move forward to the next stage in their lives." Ms. Jarrell’s newest offering, Glory Days, enhances this gift with fifteen short stories set in the Love’s Glory universe. The tales begin while Colin and Joshua are still on their honeymoon in Ireland and conclude just before Colin begins law school. Story topics range from the achingly romantic and sexy (“Walking In The Rain”) to the hilariously comical (“Conversations At The Cabin”). Colin and Joshua aren’t the only stars in Ms. Jarrell’s latest work. All six Revolutionary Heart men are featured. David and Nate get their own story (“Playing The Part”) and Trent and Jeff also get a piece exclusive to them (“Trent’s Triplets”). The love is enduring, the humor is at once warm and side-splittingly snarky, and the lovemaking is intense. You won’t be sorry you followed the passionate and deeply devoted men of Revolutionary Heart on their newest journey in Glory Days. This book contains mature content including explicit sexual relations between gay couples. + 18 years of age

Glory Days - Janice Jarrell - Revolutionary Heart
Glory Days

Janice Jarrell ...

Pairing: M-M

January 17, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Lesbian

Summary: A love like a force of nature. A second chance. Their last chance. Ivy: I was drawn to Caroline from the day we met, but we overwhelmed each other’s lives. Caroline consumed me. Her beauty, her vivacious light, her deep red hair, her… everything. I wasn’t ready to deal with the intensity of our relationship and my own feelings for her, so I forced myself to walk away. I regretted it and I still do. Without her, it was as though my world was drained of colour and life. I’ll always regret leaving her and losing the love we shared. I’ll always miss her whirlwind presence in my life. Unless I get her back, and convince her to take a chance on me one last time. Caroline: I’m not good at relationships. They don’t work out; not for me. My first and only true love left me. Ivy. My other relationships since then have been mere imitations of what I had with her. Reminders that she’s still inside me, making me want her. Ten years have passed. Easy years? No. Healthy years? No. But now I’m a better me. A healthier me. I lost myself in love once, and I can’t do that again. I have a new life. I have new balance. And now… I have her. Ivy’s back in my life. Just like that; delivered on a sunbeam. I mustn’t lose myself again. Not like before, but I'll take a chance on love again if it's for Ivy.  

Gravity - Cailee Francis
Gravity

Cailee Francis ...

Pairing: F-F

February 25, 2021

Word Count: 59357

Character Identities: Gay, Questioning

Summary: Gay retro with a twist Two unlikely men meet in 1923 Ireland. Michael McCree seems to be a newspaperman, running from a past in Boston. He’s a lover of men and a drinker of whiskey, and yet one with some surprising depths and one huge secret. Simon Hart is a surly, angry, altogether closeted and touch-me-not fellow, a Cambridge-educated private investigator whose business partner has been murdered. He meets Michael in a newspaper shop when turning in an obit notice. They clash. Fisticuffs fly. And before Simon knows what’s happened, he’s gained a new flat-mate, a new business partner, and a wanna-be lover. It’s the “wanna-be” that drives the present story…and all that follow. First of the 5 Gaslight Mystery novels.

Heart to Hart - Erin O'Quinn - Gaslight Mystery
Heart to Hart

Erin O'Quinn ...

Pairing: M-M

April 1, 2016

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: In one tragic night Steven loses everything: his lover, his dreams, and his sight, but he gains the compassionate, caring dominant he has always longed for. He starts to rebuild with Nick, a fellow survivor of the tragedy, and together they discover new heights of love and ecstasy, and the real magic they can create together. Nick must teach Steven not only how to have a healthy and consensual BDSM relationship, but how to navigate the ways of magic. You see, Nick is secretly a mage, and the longer they're together, the more obvious it becomes that Steven is one, too. But as Steven begins to wield his new--and terrifyingly strong--powers, he draws the attention of evil beyond our world. The ancient enemies of the faerie courts have banded together under a cruel, calculating leader, and Steven is the only one standing in his way. Only Steven can defeat this threat... And he doesn't have the first clue where to start.

Heart's Master - Elizabeth Schecter
Heart's Master

Elizabeth Schechter ...

Pairing: M-M

December 15, 2016

Word Count: 75000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Jackson Young has gone into hiding. Fighting to get his name cleared and his truth heard, he’s followed Fletcher Doherty to Ireland for a safe haven from those who want to silence his story. As they work on Jackson's biography, their growing attraction gets harder resist. Fletcher's made it clear though—their professional boundary isn't to be crossed, especially with so many loose threads from each of their pasts left hanging. But as he learns more about the once coveted celebrity's rise to fame, and the manipulation and control that came with it, Fletcher finds it increasingly difficult to distance himself from their intimate moments. Lust fuelled attraction is easy to ignore, but an emotional connection is harder to deny. Surrounded by Fletcher's meddling family, and ex boyfriends who still harbour feelings of being jilted, Jackson has to play the part of his lifetime. Can he prove that he does have talent and win Fletcher's heart as well as his trust? And can he do it all before their idyllic hideaway is compromised? Hide to Seek is the second book in the London Lies trilogy and is a slow burn, hurt/comfort, romantic suspense series.

Hide to Seek - C F White - London Lies
Hide to Seek (London Lies #2)

C F White ...

September 30, 2020

Word Count: 108000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Kieran was sold into slavery where he was forced to care for other prisoners held by a shifter trafficking ring. But that changed when a Blackwood brother freed him and the others. Now for the first time in his life, the world beckons and he can plan his future. That is, until he discovers why the Fates brought him to the Blackwood Pack. Logan, one of the brothers, has become a virtual recluse, spending hours at his design table, unable to shake the horrible memories of his family's massacre and an unhappy childhood under the fist of his father, a dictatorial and abusive Alpha. When Kieran appears, Logan is smitten with this pink-loving twink who tries to use his sassy and irrepressible wit to win his heart. After Logan claims Kieran, he finds keeping him is not easy. When both realize Logan can't give himself completely to his Fated Mate, Kieran takes off but tells no one where. A frantic search, rejection, dark secrets revealed, ghosts exorcised- these are just some of the obstacles Kieran and Logan must overcome as they embark on a mission of discovery that will make their love for each other stronger. Only then, will these two unique wolves fulfill their destinies decreed by the Fates and gods and prove worthy of the powerful gifts bestowed on them.

Ice Soul - Mary Rundle
Ice Soul

Mary Rundle ...

Pairing: M-M

May 22, 2018

Word Count: 55689

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Gay retro with a twist For PIs Michael McCree and Simon Hart, life has become…if not humdrum, then unusually calm. Routine cases, daily training with their band of back-street urchins, the incessant games of sex and innuendo—all of it takes on a keener edge when they learn that an arch enemy has somehow slipped through a crack in Ireland’s Old Chokey Prison. Instead of quietly leaving the country, their implacable opponent is out for blood…namely, the blood of two sleuths named Michael and Simon. The enemy is desperate, and greedy too. Some of the the ones fighting alongside the PIs are excellent, some are rather good, and a few are outright dishonest. Nothing stirs their imagination and, um, base instincts like raw danger. Both men find themselves sliding into more than one crack in the Roaring Twenties city of Dun Linden as they alternately evade and pursue, duck and dodge, parry and thrust—starting in the bedroom of their own Victorian flat.  

Into a Crack - Erin O'Quinn - Gaslight Mystery
Into a Crack

Erin O'Quinn ...

Pairing: M-M

May 19, 2021

Word Count: 48867

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Colin Campbell had been a champion all his life. Nothing had ever beaten him, not even a drug lord's bullet. And he approached law school the same way he approached everything in life, with cocky confidence fizzing through his veins like ginger ale. He had it all. He had the looks, the brains, the experience, the know-how and he also had the love of his life at his side. He couldn't be defeated... he thought. Love's Lawyer tells the full story of that crucial time period in Colin and Joshua's life. The sixteen short stories in 'Lawyer on My Case' add a bit of spice and flavoring to that tale. Told during the same time-frame or shortly after, these sixteen stories take us to David's cabin where the four friends engage in their usual playful, mocking banter in: 'Conversations at the Cabin'. To Joshua's home in Glencoe were he gives Colin some very old love letters in: 'Love Letters From Josh'. And to the campus police station where Colin gets into big trouble in: 'No Danger THIS Time!'. We examine how Colin, Josh, and their friends deal with being quarantined during COVID in: 'Going On A Date', how they cope with their best friends becoming infected with the deadly virus in: 'Colin VS. COVID'. We also examine how Colin and Josh respond to the thought of having a child in: 'The Child We Want'. We see them in both good times and bad. We examine their text messages in: 'Text Messages', and feel Colin's rage after the George Floyd shooting in Minneapolis in: 'They're Not Cops!'. Each of these tidbits are a profoundly different lens through which we can view Colin and Joshua's life together. Each is a moment which adds to the tapestry of their love and their journey both as individuals and as a couple. I hope you enjoy 'Lawyer on My Case.'

Lawyer on My Case - Janice Jarrell
Lawyer on My Case

Janice Jarrell ...

Pairing: M-M

January 23, 2021

Word Count: 630005

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: In October of 2017 cocky, alpha-male Irishman, Colin Campbell, Sergeant in Charge of the Special Assault Unit of the University of Virginia Campus Police Force, dove in front of a bullet meant for a University of Virginia student. The bullet shattered his thigh and severed his femoral artery, a wound which nearly took Colin’s life and left him temporarily disabled. His infirmities robbed him of the strength and athletic prowess which had been his for most of his life leaving him humiliated and bereft. When Colin was shot, his partner, Joshua Abrams, a Doctor of Psychology at the Rainier Clinic in Charlottesville, never once left his side. He poured every ounce of strength and love he possessed into healing the magical Irishman whom he adored and was overwhelmed with relief and gratitude when Colin was taken off the critical list. Thinking that they had survived their trial, he took Colin home, believing that their happiness was now assured. But like many injured police officers, Colin subsequently withdrew from his partner. Overwhelmed by feelings of shame and embarrassment, he devoted himself almost obsessively to the physical therapy with which he hoped to rebuild his strength and reclaim the life he had lost. Unable to share his pain and feelings of inadequacy, he shut Joshua out, leaving him to cope alone with the post-traumatic stress he suffered as a result of Colin’s shooting. In the following months Colin and Joshua fought to keep their relationship alive. Although deeply in love, they felt powerless to cope with the after-effects of Colin’s injuries both to his body and to his pride as a man, and to heal the emotionally devastating PTSD with which Joshua suffered. Love’s Trials tells the story of this painful and challenging time in Colin and Joshua’s life. As we join them now, Colin is still walking with a cane and still suffering the physical after effects of his injuries. But he and Joshua are both in therapy and are now dealing positively with the emotional and psychological damage they both endured. They face their future side by side, determined to stand or fall together, as soul mates and lovers. This book follows them on their journey as they move toward the happy future they both long to share. Love’s Glory has moments of high tension and intense emotion, but you you can count on a happy ending. In fact, you can count on a happy read. In this book, Colin and his beloved Joshua have left their trials behind and now revel in Love’s Glory.

Love's Glory - Janice Jarrell
Love's Glory

Janice Jarrell ...

Pairing: M-M

June 29, 2019

Word Count: 74,890

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Colin Campbell had been a champion all his life. Nothing had ever beaten him, not even a drug lord’s bullet. And he approached law school the same way he approached everything in life, with cocky confidence fizzing through his veins like ginger ale. He had it all. He had the looks, the brains, the experience, the know-how and he also had the love of his life at his side. He couldn’t be defeated. But he hadn’t counted on the gravitas of law school, the reading, the preparation, the cases, the competition, the Socratic Method, the concepts, the grading curve, the expectations, the finals, memos, study groups, outlines... all of it piled and heaped upon those preparing for a career as an attorney until it wasn’t surprising that some of them simply imploded under the weight of it all. Suddenly Colin was spinning out of control, scrambling to keep up, rarely ever seeing Joshua. His grades slumped as he tried desperately to balance the opposing forces in his life, but his only solution was stretching himself thinner and thinner, until he feared he’d be torn in two. Joshua pleaded with him to slow down, but Colin refused to lighten his load and the path before them grew darker and darker. They’d been through so much and survived. Would law school be the storm they could not weather? Would it do what a drug lord’s bullet could not - hand Colin Campbell the bitter defeat he never believed he’d have to face? Or would the man he loved find a way to draw him back from the abyss.

Love's Lawyer - Janice Jarrell - The Fearless Heart
Love's Lawyer

Janice Jarrell ...

Pairing: M-M

May 1, 2020

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