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Word Count: 12000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: The Caribbees, 1661 When Titus Kandel meets Sir Henry Polglase, an irrepressible fire smoulders between them. But Ty belongs to another man—the repulsive Jonkheer Van Wyck. Sir Henry swears he will rescue Ty from his master’s clutches. Past disappointments have taught Ty to be wary of idle promises, but somehow he knows the English gentleman is different. Ty can trust him to keep his word. And then he discovers Sir Henry’s true purpose in coming to the Caribbean… A Chevalier in Deed is the first installment in the Chevaliers & Charlatans series. Find out what the crew of the Audacious got up to before they became the Pirates of Port Royal!

A Chevalier in Deed - Jules Radcliffe - Chevaliers and Charlatans
A Chevalier in Deed

Jules Radcliffe ...

Pairing: M-M

March 9, 2018

Word Count: 311000

Character Identities: Gay, Lesbian

Summary: Everyone has secrets… but some are fatal. 1932, London. Late one December night Simon Sampson stumbles across the body of a woman in an alleyway. Her death is linked to a plot by right-wing extremists to assassinate the King on Christmas Day. Simon resolves to do his patriotic duty and unmask the traitors. But Simon Sampson lives a double life. Not only is he a highly respected BBC radio announcer, but he’s also a man who loves men, and as such must live a secret life. His investigation risks revealing his other life and with that imprisonment under Britain’s draconian homophobic laws of the time. He faces a stark choice: his loyalty to the King or his freedom. This is the first in a new series from award-winning author David C. Dawson. A richly atmospheric novel set in the shadowy world of 1930s London, where secrets are commonplace, and no one is quite who they seem.

A Death in Bloomsbury - David C. Dawson
A Death in Bloomsbury

David C Dawson ...

Pairing: F-F, M-M

November 10, 2021

Word Count: 37500

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: When a young girl implores Edgar Finch to marry her older brother because "Charlie is unhappy," Edgar is at first amused. But Charlie is nephew to the horribly abusive Lord Fitzhannon, whom Edgar has set himself against, and the lad is suffering under Fitzhannon's cruelty. Marriage is not in Edgar's plans, but he'll save the lad if he can—and marriage may be his one shot. Charlie is nineteen, wild and wounded, and extraordinarily beautiful. The marriage of convenience to Edgar is just what he needs to get free of his awful uncle, and to protect his innocent little sisters. A rocky alliance between Edgar and Charlie grows into something more companionable, from reluctantly relying on one another to trusting and warm. But Edgar's heart is set on revenge against Fitzhannon, who is responsible for the death of the only man he ever loved. Nothing must get in his way. He would rather not drag his young husband down with him, much less develop feelings for the brat. Now, if only Charlie would have the good sense not to fall in love with him...

37,500 words

A "Marrying Men" story. These pseudo-historical tales feature men marrying one another in various worlds and ways. Happy ending are to be expected.  

A Husband for Steel and Blood - Hollis Shiloh
A Husband for Steel and Blood

Pairing: M-M

September 14, 2018

Word Count: 12000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: ~~a short story~~ April 1185 Stephan l’Aigle is the third son of a Yorkshire baron with no hopes of inheriting land or titles, probably a good thing as he has no interest in women, nor any desire to marry or produce heirs. He finds pleasure in the arms of other men. At eighteen years old, Stephan has recently been knighted and must make his living on the tournament circuit or become a soldier for hire. His fortunes change when Richard, Duke of Aquitaine & son of King Henry II, sees his skills in battle. Stephan will hone his sword arm against Richard’s enemies, and learn about comradeship, duty, and honor. Will his relationship with one of Richard’s knights crack his hard-hearted armor? NOTE: this is not an HEA. It’s rather bittersweet.

Passages A Knight's Tale - Charlene Newcomb
A Knight's Tale (Passages)

Charlene Newcomb ...

Pairing: M-M

August 6, 2019

Word Count: 37,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Sheriff Avery O’Rourke has tried to obey his strict Christian faith and lead a “normal” life. In 1923 in a rural East Texas town, “normal” means heterosexual. A cholera outbreak has made Avery a young widower, so he is married to his job. When a murder investigation forces him to confront his truth, will he finally be able to accept being gay? Veterinarian Garland Sands has returned from Europe to take over his father’s practice. Struggling with shellshock (PTSD) and heartbroken by the suicide of his French lover, he resigns himself to a quiet, solitary life as a country vet. But the murder of the town doctor brings the sheriff to Garland’s doorstep looking for help with the investigation. Seeing Avery awakens dormant feelings. Can he love a man who hates what he is? This isn’t the lavish 1920s of The Great Gatsby. This is the flip side of that coin—rural East Texas. No electricity. No indoor plumbing. No flappers. In 1923, the timber barons have left and racism, homophobia, and sexism thrive. A Little Sin is a realistic mystery with unlikely heroes and a timeless romance between lovers caught in a world where their love is forbidden. This book contains steamy sex scenes and is intended for adults only.

A Little Sin - Sionnach Wintergreen
A Little Sin

Sionnach Wintergreen ...

Pairing: M-M

February 24, 2018

Word Count: 33100

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: As Brad Kelly studied his face in the mirror, trying to wake up for “The Big Day” today, he noticed a picture he kept in the bathroom of himself, along with his first partner, Randy Ogden. The picture was taken over two and a half decades ago in front of this very house, when it was brand new. It was the day they moved in, and one of the happiest days of Brad’s life. It was supposed to be Brad’s and Randy’s home for decades to come. Little did Brad know at the time, but the fates had something quite different in mind. Brad’s life would soon be thrown into unexpected turmoil, and this house would become Brad’s sanctuary, away from the storms that were awaiting him. Thankfully his friends were fast becoming the “family” he needed to get him through. And when he comes out the other side, his family if far bigger and very different than he ever imagined it would be. "A New Beginning" is the second installment of the A Different Kind of Family Trilogy. This time in Brad’s life mirrors what was happening in the 1990s as the LGBTQ community began to show it could produce “families” and be a productive part of society as a whole. More and more celebrities were coming out of the closet, and it became easier for gay couples to start families of their own. There were still complications – marriage equality was still decades away, and homophobia and persecution of gays continued. But overall, things were looking up for the LGBTQ community, just as they are in this part of Brad Kelly’s life.

A New Beginning - KG Follett - A Different Kind of Family
A New Beginning

Pairing: M-M

July 22, 2018

Word Count: 47832

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A Hampton Road Club story. Angelo wonders if the Hampton Road Club will offer him a new beginning and whether he can love two men at the same time. Angelo escaped his family’s farm to be with his first and only love in Los Angeles. He meets up with him at Walter’s speakeasy, but their reunion is short-lived when Angelo discovers that his lover is embracing the Roaring Twenties with as many men and as much hooch as he can. With nowhere to stay and no job prospects, Angelo faces an uncertain and scary future. Ex-prizefighters Bruce and George enjoy their employment at the Hampton Road Club for more than one reason. They can indulge in their passion for sadomasochism and search for the boy who will be the submissive they keep forever. Unfortunately, none of the men at Hampton Road are good prospects. When they run into a forlorn Angelo in the alley outside a speakeasy, their protective instincts kick in. But will they want to do more than just protect Angelo? And will the shy and inexperienced man embrace a lifestyle he never knew existed?

A New Beginning for Angelo - Morticia Knight
A New Beginning For Angelo

Morticia Knight ...

Pairing: M-M-M

July 10, 2018

Word Count: 12000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: The Caribbees, 1661 Sir Henry Polglase—Polly to his friends—cannot deny his desire for Titus Kandel. But there’s a grave complication. Titus is a slave, and Polly is a slave trader. It seems unlikely Titus will ever forgive him, but Polly trusts to his luck, letting fate take a hand in the future he hopes they can make together. For hearts as well as fortunes can be won—or lost—on the turn of a card. A Scoundrel in Silk is the second installment in the Chevaliers & Charlatans series. Find out what the crew of the Audacious got up to before they became the Pirates of Port Royal!

A Scoundrel in Silk - Jules Radcliffe - Chevaliers and Charlatans
A Scoundrel in Silk

Jules Radcliffe ...

Pairing: M-M

March 8, 2018

Word Count: 86000

Character Identities: Bisexual

Summary: Women only want him for his money. Jake Huntington learned that the hard way. Now he runs amok in the seamy underbelly of nineteenth century New York City, a notorious rake plunging blithely into one liaison after another. The greed of his many mistresses is only natural—he’s under no illusions about his lack of charm. Besides, paying upfront for his pleasures means there’s no risk to his heart. The beautiful Ashton Moore, however, intrigues him. And to his astonishment—for Ash is wealthy in his own right—the attraction is mutual. Ever in search of new thrills, he lets Ash seduce him, and they embark on a lively and clandestine affair. One that Jake expects to end once the long, hot summer is over. Dejected by Ash’s departure home to Philadelphia in the fall, Jake is forced to acknowledge the uncomfortable truth. This affair he began so light-heartedly is now the deepest, most vital relationship he’s ever had. Shocked at his folly in letting someone into his heart again, he tries to wrest back control. But unlike all the women Jake paid and forgot, Ash isn’t going quietly.

A Summer Pursuit - Jules Radcliffe - Love's Pursuit
A Summer Pursuit

Jules Radcliffe ...

Pairing: M-M

May 18, 2018

Word Count: 58900

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: It was just a one-time indiscretion after an intense disagreement with the love of his life, David Fulbright.  But little did Cal Anderson know it would change his life forever.  The fallout would take him on an unusual quest – sometimes wittingly, and sometimes not – across the ocean and even across time.  During that journey, he would learn that his love for David was his destiny in more ways than he could have ever imagined.  And a young man named Gunter from another place and time would be the one to show him how important that love is to him.  Join Cal as he takes an extraordinary journey to find redemption, and to be reunited with the man who was meant to be in his life.  

A Triangle of Pink - K G Follett
A Triangle of Pink

K G Follett ...

Pairing: M-M

September 26, 2020

Word Count: 17081

Character Identities: Gay, Pansexual

Summary: In a world where magic is hated and feared, sometimes the bravest thing a man can do is trust. Daymon is the second prince of a kingdom in which Evokers—those who possess intuitive magical abilities—have long since been treated with fear and mistrust. Marked as an Evoker himself, Daymon is captured by those who wish to take advantage of these powers. Now, the prince must put his faith in Rhyder, the captain of his guards—and the man Daymon has claimed as his own—to free him.

A Trust to Follow - Diana Waters
A Trust to Follow

Diana Waters ...

Pairing: M-M

May 25, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Free gay shifter novella when you join TJ's newsletter Renny knew the risks when he started working for the Résistance, but he never expected to be captured and branded as a loup-garou and traitor to the State of France by the occupying Germans. Now on the run and wounded, he needs a place to hide and heal. A blacksmith’s on the edge of a small town looks like the ideal place. At first Marc doesn’t want to believe Renny is a shapeshifter, but his curiosity and desire to help outweighs his caution. It feels good to lie to the soldiers. Better to see the heat in Renny’s eyes. One night together makes Marc realize he wants more from life than hot coals and cold nights, but with no end to the war in sight, neither man can make promises. A wolf shifter seeking refuge from the Nazis WW2 Urban Fantasy set in occupied France A Happily Ever After in a time when the world was falling apart "I was intrigued from the minute I read the blurb..." Love Bytes Reviews "They only have a handful of hours together but Nichols captured the energy of the era brilliantly." Boy meets Boy Reviews

A Wolf's Resistance - TJ Nichols
A Wolf's Resistance

TJ Nichols ...

Pairing: M-M

January 1, 2020

Word Count: 16759

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Jefferson Sebring wined and dined, charmed and cajoled, and lured and seduced handsome men into his bed. However, he never wanted to keep one longer than a few dates or a few months. He had his work with the CIA and his duties to his family, and with those and his men, he was content - until Ludovic Rivenhall came into his life, first squiring his sister Portia around town, then falling into Jefferson's bed as so many others had. But Ludo wanted more than a same time next year type of relationship; he wanted to stay there, and Jefferson found he was willing to allow it as long as they both still wanted it. Years later, they both still wanted each other - but men didn't marry men. Or did they, in this new world they had survived to see?

Ace High Royal Flush - Tinnean - Love Wins
Ace-High Royal Flush

Tinnean ...

Pairing: M-M

February 7, 2016

Word Count: 34000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Stiles Long emphatically did not want his lover, Michael O’Leary to go on the assignment he had been given. He didn’t care that Michael was an amazing poker player or that his commander thought Michael was the perfect man for the job. He almost lost Michael once. He couldn’t go through that again. Michael needed this. He needed to prove that he was able to take care of himself. He didn’t need Stiles to take care of him. He needed to be Stiles’ equal. The poker game in Durango, Colorado was his chance to prove that. The fact that Stiles didn’t want him to go didn’t matter. Michael had to do this. Lizzie Ferguson was Stiles partner in the Pinkerton Agency. She was a good agent. That didn’t mean, she had to like being dressed in satin and lace, showing way too much of her body to total strangers. Lizzie knew there was more going on at Maverick’s Saloon, and it might just cost her life. None of them suspected that a simple poker game would turn into a deadly nightmare. If the three of them weren’t careful, one of them might just end up the next victim.

Final Aces Up - C.J. Baty - Pinkerton Man
Aces Up

C.J. Baty ...

Pairing: M-M

June 25, 2019

Word Count: 105000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary:

The Larkspur Mysteries Book 3

“Despite your adversities, Mr Blaze, you remain unbroken because of who you are, not what you can or cannot do.”

Mrs Norwood, October 1890

Shakespeare, the Bible, Edgar Allan Poe… What could a series of random quotes have to do with a masked ball and eight unsolved murders? Archer, Lord Clearwater, is hosting a masquerade at Larkspur Hall, and Prince Albert Victor is the guest of honour. The vitally important event is miles away from London, where Jimmy Wright has enlisted the help of Dalston Blaze and Joe Tanner in solving two mysteries: Who has been sending Archer cryptic notes, and who has murdered eight men on Bodmin Moor? Dalston finds himself the only one who can solve both riddles, but self-doubt, his concerns for Joe, and his newly found admiration for Jimmy Wright are obstacles he must overcome if he is to prevent Lord Clearwater’s downfall. But what if the killer isn’t after His Lordship? What if the plan is to assassinate the prince? Or worse, someone much closer to Dalston’s heart?   Agents of the Truth is the third novel in The Larkspur Mysteries, and the stories are best read in order. The Larkspur Mysteries follow on from The Clearwater Mysteries series, and both feature gay main characters, and are set at a time when homosexuality was illegal. They are a combination of MM/romance, mystery and bromance, and are inspired by historical fact.

Agents of the Truth - Jackson Marsh
Agents of the Truth

Jackson Marsh ...

Pairing: M-M

February 2, 2022

Word Count: 8300

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: England, 1910 It's Valentine's Day and Gareth, footman at the local manor, is determined to make his true feelings known for his companion, Robbie. Robbie has big dreams for his future and Gareth is hoping he can be a part of them. Armed with a box of chocolates, a solicitor's letter of good news, and hopeful determination, Gareth goes to meet Robbie for lunch. But will Robbie be as eager as Gareth to make their situation permanent? Or will the pressure of having to keep their love a secret be too much for their dreams to handle? 'All Tall Flowers' is a sweet, historical romance short with a happy and hopeful ending. It is a short story of about 8300 words or approx. 25 pages in print.

All Tall Flowers - Joshua Ian
All Tall Flowers: A Short Story

Joshua Ian ...

Pairing: M-M

June 15, 2021

Word Count: 7000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Genderfluid, Transgender

Summary: A gender-fluid prince finds an unexpected ally in an arranged marriage with a transgender man. Prince Darian is willing to give up his penchant for gowns when he must wed for the sake of the kingdom. However, his intended bride has a secret of their own. A marriage of convenience may bring something neither expected—acceptance, and all that entails.

All That Entails - E.M. Hamill
All That Entails

E.M. Hamill ...

Pairing: M-NB

December 24, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: It is 1969 when Dewey Snodgress, high school theater star, meets irrepressible hippie Jeep Brickthorn, who quickly inserts himself into Dewey’s life—and eventually, into his heart. Meanwhile, Dewey prepares to appear in a production across town, a play about protestors of the Vietnam War, where he befriends the wild and wonderful Lucretia “LuLu” Belton, who is also determined to follow her dreams and become an actress—whether her parents approve or not. The show has a profound effect, especially on Dewey’s father, who reconsiders his approval of the war after his son’s performance. But Dewey knows his dad won’t be so accepting if he reveals the love he’s developing for Jeep, so he fights to push his feelings away and keep the peace in his family. Still, Dewey can’t ignore the ripples moving through society—from the impending Woodstock Festival to the Stonewall Riots—and he begins to see that the road to happiness and acceptance for him and Jeep might lead them away from conservative Fort Worth, Texas—and Dewey’s dad.

All You Need Is Love - Russell J. Sanders
All You Need Is Love

Russell J. Sanders ...

Pairing: M-M

March 21, 2017

Word Count: 56, 430

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: In the winter of 1944, Lt. Kenneth Hellman, an ace fighter pilot and leader of a young inexperienced but promising fighter squadron, is shot down on a mission to escort American bombers to their industrial targets inside Nazi Germany. He is captured and interrogated by one of the most ruthless men in the Waffen SS, Oberführer Wolfgang Farber, who instructs his henchmen to extract military secrets from him using any methods necessary. After his eventual transfer to Stalag VIII-b, Hellman exacts revenge by joining forces with an unlikely hero, his German Commandant Wilhelm Braun, clandestine leader of the European Resistance movement and the man Kenneth yearns to have as his life-long partner. But with the Russian Army closing on the camp and Wilhelm’s refusal to follow the German High Command’s orders to set his poorly clothed and emaciated POW’s on a march in the middle of one of the harshest winters on record, they have little choice but to flee the country, their attempt fraught with grand adventures and many close calls with death.

American Flyboy - N.D. Clark
American Flyboy 2nd Edition

N.D. Clark ...

Pairing: M-M, M-M-M

October 14, 2020

Word Count: 1100

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A muddy trench in France during the Great War wasn't the most auspicious place for Tom and Michael to reach an understanding of their own natures. A small, individual tragedy unfolds ... But then Tom discovers a place beyond, where he and other men like him are blessed with all that life denied them.

An English Heaven - Julie Bozza
An English Heaven

Julie Bozza ...

Pairing: M-M

December 15, 2017

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