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Helena Stone

Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode.

The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world.

Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband.

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Books By Helena Stone

Published by Independently Published

Word Count: 110846

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A chance meeting leads to the romance of a lifetime. Can two young men hold tight to their blossoming love? Ireland. Seventeen-year-old Mitch McCann isn’t out and isn’t sure he wants to be. When he’s bullied by his classmates for perceived gayness, he seeks refuge in an out-of-the-way library. But in the stacks, he meets the gorgeous guy he’s longed for, and one kiss is all it takes for his heart to be lost forever. Cian Leavy may have made it to college, but he’s still new to romance. So when he falls for the handsome high school senior, he doesn’t know how to handle them living so far apart. But after they share a touching St. Patrick’s Day weekend together in Dublin, he realizes this could be everything he’s ever wanted. When Mitch starts university and makes plans to move in with his beautiful beau, he’s nevertheless nervous about how it will go. And just when they’re about to reunite, Cian is devastated by the housing crisis threatening to destroy his plan for an eternity of bliss. Can the sweet young couple find their way through turmoil to the relationship they both deserve? Including 5 brand-new stories, Mitch & Cian Lessons in Love Box Set is an unforgettable collection of M/M new adult romance. If you like heartfelt confessions, undeniable chemistry, and steamy moments, then you’ll adore Helena Stone’s pulse-pounding saga.

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Mitch & Cian - The Full Story

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Pairing: M-M

March 17, 2022

Word Count: 14000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary:

All I want this Christmas is alone time with you

Eli and Cameron have plans to spend Christmas Day with Eli’s family, but their enthusiasm is seriously lacking. They moved into their house in Podlington only two months earlier and, given the choice, they’d rather celebrate the holiday in private and create memories on their own. Too polite to cancel the get-together, Eli and Cameron don’t mention their reluctance to each other. Their selflessness doesn’t stop either of them from secretly wishing for a reason to stay in their new home for the day, though. Will Podlington’s magic grant them another wish, or are they about to celebrate the Christmas they don’t really want? Welcome to Podlington! The fictional English village where magic happens and dreams come true. This LGBTQ+ Christmas story is part of the Podlington Village Romance series and can be read as a standalone novel. Christmas Perfect features Eli and Cameron from Picture Perfect, a lot of snow, and dreams coming true. 14k words

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Christmas Perfect

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Pairing: M-M

December 24, 2021

Word Count: 53000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: I’m hiding from the past, he’s looking for a future. Could it be with me? Two years ago, Rob Master fled his old life and started from scratch in Podlington, determined not to repeat past mistakes. People can’t hurt him with facts they don’t know, so he keeps his attraction to men and his love of drawing a closely guarded secret. People see him as the stand-offish barman in The Miracle of Magic, and that suits him just fine. After years as a successful model in the glamour industry in America, Darren Grant is more than ready for a change. The problem is that he has no qualifications. An extended holiday to Podlington in England might just bring him the clarity to figure out a way forward. Rob is shy and withdrawn, Darren outgoing and edgy. Despite the differences, the attraction between them is undeniable. But even after Darren volunteers to help with the organisation of the Podlington Art Fest, there’s an end date to his stay in England. Are Rob’s first chance at love and Darren’s hopes for a new future doomed, or will Podlington provide the miracle they need to draw a future...together? Welcome to Podlington! The fictional English village where magic happens and dreams come true. This LGBTQ+ opposites attract story is part of the Podlington Village Romance series and can be read as a standalone novel. Drawing Forever features a shy barman, an outgoing glamour model, numerous pillows and cushions, a dash of serendipity, and a guaranteed happy ending.   53k words

Drawing Forever - Helena Stone - Podlington
Drawing Forever

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Pairing: M-M

December 9, 2021

Word Count: 52000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary:

After all the pornstars and glamour models will he even still remember me?

The last thing Cameron Porter expects when he checks in to Podlington House is to come face to face with reminders of the three-week fling he had eight years ago with a young photographer named Eli. But there the enticing image is, hanging over his bed, and that is just one of many coincidences to bring back memories of the man he foolishly refused to stay in touch with. Eli Comerford stumbles on Podlington House by accident while on a break from his successful career in America. The sudden images of Cameron, his first real lover and the man he never managed to completely forget are disconcerting though. When they discover they’re staying in the same place, the attraction is as strong as ever, but so are the obstacles between them and a relationship. Eli is still located in the US and Cameron in England. Are they embarking on a second holiday fling or can Podlington work its magic and grant them a picture perfect future…together? Welcome to Podlington! The fictional English village where magic happens and dreams come true. This LGBTQ+ Second Chance story is part of the Podlington Village Romance series and can be read as a standalone novel. Picture Perfect features a happy-go-lucky photographer, a stuffy academic, a myriad of coincidences, and a guaranteed happy ending. The Podlington Village Romances series is written in British English and includes at least one non-binary character. Therefore they/them is sometimes correctly used as a singular pronoun

Picture Perfect - Helena Stone - Podlington Second Chance Romance
Picture Perfect

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Pairing: M-M

October 15, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Two online friends with benefits. One snowstorm trapping them together. Game On. After months of online chats and bonding over their passion for e-games, Seb and Rutger finally meet face to face. From strangers to screen-melting friends with frisky chat benefits, they can't deny the chemistry between them. But neither knows how to admit they yearn for more time together before their thirty-six hours in the Netherlands end. When an unexpected snowstorm makes traveling impossible, their unspoken wish is put to the test. With Seb’s career in Dublin in jeopardy, will forced proximity strengthen their bond or will it be Game Over?

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Play For Love

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Pairing: M-M

January 1, 2021

Word Count: 70000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: When the past intrudes, can two lost souls forge a future together? Karl’s carefully erected walls are crumbling. Giving up sex and relationships made perfect sense when he was eighteen. For a decade, he poured all his time and effort into his flourishing career. Doubts crept in the first time Karl met Leo and now, after two years of avoiding him, Karl is in charge of training Leo. Leo loves his life in The Blowhole. Entertaining the guests during explicit shows under Roger’s guidance meets Leo’s needs and keeps his demons at bay. When Roger leaves, Leo’s job expands but he’s assigned to work with Karl, the General Manager who appears to detest him, and Leo’s anxiety blossoms. It wouldn’t be so bad if Leo hadn’t been attracted to Karl from the first moment he saw him. Two men. A truck-load of insecurities and an attraction that can’t be denied. When the full horror of Leo’s past comes to light, will their fledgling connection be strong enough to weather the storm?

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Now or Never

Helena Stone , T. Strange ...

Pairing: M-M

August 23, 2020

Word Count: 21769

Character Identities: Gay

Summary:

Ty O’Malley and Ben Cronin joyfully invite you to help them celebrate their marriage on Valentine’s Day! Two weeks before the big day, Ty and Ben can relax. With the ceremony planned and the party venue booked, they’re looking forward to counting down the moments until they are husband and husband. Then…disaster strikes. After the hotel cancels their reception booking, Ty and Ben resign themselves to a wedding day without a big celebration. That is, until their ever-impulsive friend, Claire, offers to organize a party for them without revealing what she has in mind. Out of options, the grooms-to-be allow Claire to take the reins. But with no idea what awaits them and many surprises in store, will Valentine’s Day turn into an unmitigated disaster or the best day of their lives? Valentine’s Vows is the third title in the Valentine’s Love series and best read in sequence.

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Valentine's Vows

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Pairing: M-M

February 14, 2020

Word Count: 18000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A year after their first kiss, Mitch and Cian have settled into their relationship and life in Dublin. There’ve been ups and downs and one or two unexpected turns in the road, but through it all they’ve gone from strength to strength.   Going home to Castleforest for Christmas means having to stay with their own families. Neither Mitch nor Cian enjoys being apart, but the sting of separation fades in the wake of a surprise from Mitch’s mother, and reconnecting with old and very dear friends lifts their spirits further.   Back in the city for New Year’s Eve, they throw a party for their friends and at last acknowledge the depth of their feelings for each other and the ties that will bind them for the rest of their lives.   This last instalment in the Mitch & Cian series comes with delightful surprises, fabulous parties, and declarations that will make your heart sing.

The Rest Of Our Lives - Helena Stone - Mitch & Cian
The Rest of Our Lives

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

December 27, 2019

Word Count: 18000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Jacob I know it doesn’t make sense for a professional storyteller to have an aversion to social events, but I prefer my own company to spending time with others. And don’t get me started about relationships and love. I’ve learned my lesson and have no intention of putting my heart and peace of mind on the line again. If others want to travel that road, good luck to them, but I’m perfectly happy on my own, thank you very much. All of which makes my attraction to the gorgeous baker I just met all the more confusing. Dylan As a baker, I have a passion for my craft and love seeing smiles on my customers faces when they buy my treats. If I have one regret it’s that the hours of my profession make having a social life all but impossible. However, my busy schedule doesn’t stop me from joining in a charity Christmas Party or from being intrigued by the grumpy storyteller who is also taking part. Despite his reluctance, I’m convinced there is something between us worth exploring. If only I can persuade him to stop running away. Once Upon a Gingerbread Reindeer is a stand-alone romance, loosely connected to the Valentine’s Day Series, featuring a grumpy storyteller with commitment issues, a happy-go-lucky baker ready for love, irresistible sweet treats, a Christmas party for the homeless, and the magical power of stories.

Unce Upon a Gingerbread Reindeer - Helena Stone
Once Upon a Gingerbread Reindeer

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

December 9, 2019

Word Count: 17000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Jonah Walsh’s fledgling acting career in Dublin comes to an abrupt end when a video of him in a compromising position goes viral on social media. The offer of a part in a Christmas play in Sydney, Australia arrives at exactly the right time, although he isn’t sure about celebrating Christmas in the scorching heat. Nick Claseman isn’t happy that the actor he and his sister have hired will be occupying his granny flat. As for Jonah’s enthusiasm for Christmas, Nick doesn’t get it. He hasn’t decorated or celebrated in years. When Jonah turns out to be anything but a stuck-up starlet with delusions of grandeur, and Nick proves he’s not usually grumpy and borderline hostile, the two men gravitate toward each other. Their attraction morphs into something more when Jonah reacquaints Nick with the pleasures of Christmas and Nick shows Jonah the beauty of Australia. But Jonah is only Down Under for a few months. It would take a Christmas miracle for them to have a future together.

Too Hot For Santa - Helena Stone
Too Hot for Santa

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

November 15, 2019

Word Count: 17000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary:

Falling in love is easy. Building a life together takes more work.

  Nine months after getting together, Mitch and Cian are studying in Dublin and sharing an apartment. For both, this is a dream come true and even boring household chores become fun when they do them side by side.   Tensions arise after Cian joins an inclusive rugby club and Mitch a ukulele orchestra. Insecurities, jealousy, and lack of relationship-experience soon lead to resentment, and each struggles to balance romance with their individual interests. After Cian and Mitch accept separate invitations to Halloween parties, hoping the other will accompany them, their doubts grow.   Will All Hallows’ Eve drive a wedge between them or could there be another miracle in the making?  

Ukuleles and Scrums is the fourth novella in the Mitch & Cian series. While it could, possibly, be read as a stand-alone story, the reader will enjoy it more if they read A Miracle in the Library, Lessons in Love, and Pride of Place first.

 

Ukuleles & Scrums - Helena Stone
Ukuleles & Scrums

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

October 18, 2019

Word Count: 18000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Six months after meeting Cian, the start of the rest of Mitch’s life is so close he can almost taste it. With his high school exams behind him, he can look forward to a long summer, his first Pride festival in Dublin, and, best of all, moving in with Cian when Mitch starts college in September.

Cian can’t wait to accompany Mitch to his first Pride, or for the moment they’ll start sharing a home and their lives. But while the festival is everything they could have hoped for, unexpected news that Cian is about to lose his room in Dublin puts their life together under threat. Objections to their plans from the home front and a shocking lack of affordable housing in Dublin could shatter Mitch and Cian’s dreams, but perhaps a second miracle is exactly what they need to find their pride of place.

Pride of Place Anthology
Pride of Place

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Pairing: M-M

June 25, 2019

Word Count: 18700

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Falling for each other was easy. Staying together comes with a learning curve. Three months after they met in the miraculous library, Cian is nervously preparing for Mitch’s arrival in Dublin. As much as he’s looking forward to three long days with his boyfriend—without parental supervision—he can’t help worrying about the fact that they will have to share both his small room and his even smaller bed. He doesn’t even own pajamas. Their relationship is new, and Cian may be two years older, but he has little more experience than Mitch when it comes to intimacy and boyfriends. He isn’t sure what he’s doing or what’s expected of him. As a result, Cian and Mitch are in for a whirlwind weekend, filled with shocks, surprises, fun, and deepening feelings. Against the backdrop of Ireland celebrating its national holiday, Cian and Mitch learn their first Lessons in Love. While a Miracle in the Library was a young adult story, Lessons in Love features two young men old enough to consume alcohol and be sexually active. This book is therefore meant for readers who are eighteen years or older and contains sexual acts between two consenting men.

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Lessons in Love

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

March 16, 2019

Word Count: 20000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Ben Cronin and Ty O’Malley have been inseparable ever since they got together on Valentine’s Day. Nine months into their relationship, dark clouds descend when Ben’s father falls seriously ill and dies in a matter of weeks. Having lost his only close relative, Ben is grief-stricken, and appears to be sinking ever deeper into a black hole. Desperate to help Ben cope with his pain, Ty plans a getaway for them, to coincide with their first anniversary. But taking Ben back to the stunning beauty of the Swiss Alps, a place he visited with his father years ago, is a risky undertaking. Reuniting him with memories could as easily push Ben deeper into his pain as it might help him find the first traces of light. Ty’s plan will either bring them closer than they’ve ever been, or spell disaster— for both of them. Valentine’s surprise is the sequel to Valentine’s Love. While it can be read as a stand-alone, you’ll enjoy this story more if you read Valentine’s Love first.

Valentine's Surprise - Helena Stone
Valentine's Surprise

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Pairing: M-M

February 10, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Mitch McCann has been trying to dodge his bullies for eighteen months. He isn’t out, but that hasn’t stopped the popular gang at school from tormenting him for being gay. Three weeks before Christmas, in a desperate attempt to shake his pursuers, Mitch flees into the abandoned community hall, only to discover the building is far from empty; inside he finds a fully stocked library as well as Mr. Nichols, the very welcoming librarian. The library turns into Mitch’s refuge of choice, where he can read books that answer his endless questions, without fear of encountering abuse. His peace of mind is shattered when nineteen-year-old Cian Leavy enters his sanctuary. Cian is the boy who made Mitch realize he’s gay, and he’s more attractive now than he was eighteen months ago, when Mitch literally ran into him. Will Cian unwittingly disrupt Mitch’s life again? Or has the scene been set for a miracle in the library?

A Miracle in the Library - Helena Stone
A Miracle in the Library

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

November 27, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: All Josh has ever wanted is to submit to another man; to give all of himself, completely, without reservation. For the past six months Josh has been chatting with and submitting to Pascal online, and this evening his dream of doing the same in person, is about to come true. Will Pascal be everything Josh imagines or is he about to learn that wishes can be dangerous?

Careful What You Wish For - Helena Stone
Careful What You Wish For

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Pairing: M-M

November 4, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary:

New City. New Beginnings. New Love?

  Twenty-eight-year-old Ronan Collins is a virgin and so deep in the closet he isn’t sure where the exit is. An unexpected opportunity to travel from Dublin to Amsterdam after his estranged father dies  may be his opportunity to discover what he has been denying himself – if he’s brave enough to take it.   Out and proud Lucas Brandt’s life falls apart when Paul Kelly, the man who gave him a job and a roof over his head, suddenly dies. Now, with Paul’s estranged son coming to Amsterdam to take charge of his father’s business and house, Lucas’s future is in limbo.   Two strangers sharing a house soon find they have more on their hands than a messy inheritance. When attraction enters the mix, will they be brave enough to embrace it – and each other?

Double Dutch Courage - Helena Stone
Double Dutch Courage

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

May 9, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: Ty O’Malley loves Spoilt for Choice, his gift shop. He enjoys nothing more than helping his customers find the perfect present. The only exception is Valentine’s Day. Ever since his partner left him, three years previously, Ty hasn’t been able to enjoy the love-themed holiday, and goes out of his way to avoid dealing with it. This year will be no different — until his assistant interferes. When Ben Cronin walks into his premises, looking for presents for a man he doesn’t know but has been admiring from afar, Ty can’t deny Ben is everything he would look for in a man — if he happened to be looking, which he isn’t. Besides, Ben has obviously set his sights on someone else. As Ty instructs Ben in the art of finding the perfect gift, the two men grow closer. But there are only four weeks until Valentine’s Day. After February fourteenth, Ty will probably never see Ben again … Or will he?

Valentine's Love - Helena Stone
Valentine's Love

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

February 16, 2018

Published by Pride Publishing

Word Count: 185,440

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: FROM POPULAR GAY ROMANCE AUTHOR HELENA STONE The Dublin Virtues series – a box set Patience Patience is a virtue. But what if you wait too long? While Xander Ekman’s dream of becoming a successful artist has come true, his love life has gone from bad to worse. Sick of the endless string of one-night stands, he accepts the challenge when his best friend, Erik, bets him that he can’t be celibate for a month. Now all he needs is a reminder to keep his distance in the heat of the moment. Troy Moriarty doesn’t have time for love. He’s too busy trying to keep his recently opened tattoo parlor afloat. Besides, ever since the man who was supposed to be his business partner abandoned him to run the shop on his own, he has a hard time trusting others. When Xander turns to Troy for a tattoo that will remind him to be patient, the attraction is instant. But faced with Xander’s month of celibacy, Troy’s trust issues, and a nemesis lurking in the background, their relationship may be doomed before it has a chance to begin. Equality Love is love. But what if the fight for equality gets in the way of building a relationship? Lorcan Barrett has never considered himself relationship material. After his parents made it perfectly clear they’d never welcome a partner of his into their home, he learned to love his own company and now can’t imagine sharing his life with another. After a single passionate kiss with Eric Kavanagh—the night before he travels to Canada for three months—Lorcan’s no longer sure he wants to be on his own. The problem is, he has no idea what sharing his life with someone else might entail. Eric Kavanagh grew up in a loving and supportive family and had always assumed he’d end up in a committed relationship. Sure that he’s found the one, Eric doesn’t worry about the fact that Lorcan has no experience when it comes to love and relationships. They are good together, so what could possibly go wrong? When both men get involved in the marriage equality referendum in Ireland, it appears to bring them even closer together, until Lorcan’s insecurities get the upper hand and he shuts Eric out. Will the fight for a Yes vote cost them their relationship, or will they be able to find a balance between the love they share and the need for equality? Renewal When everything changes, can renewal bring redemption? Shane Boyle left Dublin for America, burning most of his bridges, certain his future lay in Florida. When a family crisis forces him back to the city he grew up in, he knows his life will never be the same again. With his sister close to death, his mother and five-year-old nephew Danny need him not just to be around but also to be the rock they can depend on. Torn between panic about his new responsibilities and despair at his impending loss, love and a relationship are the last thing on his mind. Chris Anderson left Australia for Dublin ten years ago with no intention of ever going back. For reasons he can’t explain, even to himself, he hasn’t been in a relationship for almost as long as he’s been in Ireland. Now thirty-five years old, he wonders what happened to his dream of a lasting bond and a family to call his own. When Shane and Chris hook up one night in a pub, neither knows that the next day they’ll meet again, this time as colleagues in a tattoo parlour. Chris has no idea about Shane’s dodgy past and Shane can’t figure out the mountain of a man who refuses to take no for an answer. Having to reinvent his whole life is only the start of Shane’s process of renewal. Will Chris turn out to be his savior or his downfall?

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Dublin Virtues - Box Set

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Pairing: M-M

December 25, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: FROM POPULAR GAY ROMANCE AUTHOR HELENA STONE Book three in the Dublin Virtues series When everything changes, can renewal bring redemption? Shane Boyle left Dublin for America, burning most of his bridges, certain his future lay in Florida. When a family crisis forces him back to the city he grew up in, he knows his life will never be the same again. With his sister close to death, his mother and five-year-old nephew Danny need him not just to be around but also to be the rock they can depend on. Torn between panic about his new responsibilities and despair at his impending loss, love and a relationship are the last thing on his mind. Chris Anderson left Australia for Dublin ten years ago with no intention of ever going back. For reasons he can’t explain, even to himself, he hasn’t been in a relationship for almost as long as he’s been in Ireland. Now thirty-five years old, he wonders what happened to his dream of a lasting bond and a family to call his own. When Shane and Chris hook up one night in a pub, neither knows that the next day they’ll meet again, this time as colleagues in a tattoo parlour. Chris has no idea about Shane’s dodgy past and Shane can’t figure out the mountain of a man who refuses to take no for an answer. Having to reinvent his whole life is only the start of Shane’s process of renewal. Will Chris turn out to be his savior or his downfall?

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Renewal

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

June 20, 2017

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: Book two in the Dublin Virtues series Love is love. But what if the fight for equality gets in the way of building a relationship? Lorcan Barrett has never considered himself relationship material. After his parents made it perfectly clear they’d never welcome a partner of his into their home, he learned to love his own company and now can’t imagine sharing his life with another. After a single passionate kiss with Eric Kavanagh—the night before he travels to Canada for three months—Lorcan’s no longer sure he wants to be on his own. The problem is, he has no idea what sharing his life with someone else might entail. Eric Kavanagh grew up in a loving and supportive family and had always assumed he’d end up in a committed relationship. Sure that he’s found the one, Eric doesn’t worry about the fact that Lorcan has no experience when it comes to love and relationships. They are good together, so what could possibly go wrong? When both men get involved in the marriage equality referendum in Ireland, it appears to bring them even closer together, until Lorcan’s insecurities get the upper hand and he shuts Eric out. Will the fight for a Yes vote cost them their relationship, or will they be able to find a balance between the love they share and the need for equality?

Equality - Helena Stone - Dublin Virtues
Equality

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

May 23, 2017

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: Book one in the Dublin Virtues series Patience is a virtue. But what if you wait too long? While Xander Ekman’s dream of becoming a successful artist has come true, his love life has gone from bad to worse. Sick of the endless string of one-night stands, he accepts the challenge when his best friend, Erik, bets him that he can’t be celibate for a month. Now all he needs is a reminder to keep his distance in the heat of the moment. Troy Moriarty doesn’t have time for love. He’s too busy trying to keep his recently opened tattoo parlor afloat. Besides, ever since the man who was supposed to be his business partner abandoned him to run the shop on his own, he has a hard time trusting others. When Xander turns to Troy for a tattoo that will remind him to be patient, the attraction is instant. But faced with Xander’s month of celibacy, Troy’s trust issues, and a nemesis lurking in the background, their relationship may be doomed before it has a chance to begin.

Patience - Helena Stone - Dublin Virtues
Patience

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

March 28, 2017

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: Can a young man find the courage he never knew he had when faced with losing everything he holds dear? A few months before his final exams in secondary school, nineteen-year-old Lennart Kelly discovers he’s inherited a house on Adelaide Road in Dublin from a grandfather he never knew. Having been ignored, bullied and abused for as long as he can remember, Lennart can’t wait to leave behind his father and the small town he grew up in. Moving away as soon as he finishes his exams doesn’t cure his deep-rooted insecurities though. Meeting twenty-three-year-old Aidan Cassidy in a gay club on his second night in Dublin, scares Lennart. Used to being ignored and ridiculed, he doesn’t trust the attention he receives and can’t believe a man like Aidan could possibly be interested in him. It takes infinite patience and understanding from Aidan to slowly coax Lennart out of his shell. But the past refuses to stay where it belongs and Lennart’s father is determined to take the house in Dublin off his son by whatever means necessary. Just when Lennart is learning to trust and embrace life, a violent attack threatens everything he holds dear. Suddenly Lennart is in danger of losing his house, the man he’s grown to love and maybe even his life. If Lennart wants to protect Aidan and safeguard his future, he’ll have to find the courage he never knew he had.

Scenes From Adelaide Road - Helena Stone
Scenes from Adelaide Road

Helena Stone ...

Pairing: M-M

December 1, 2015