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R. Cayden

R. Cayden writes sweet and steamy M/M romance. He's usually busy reading and writing, but when he's got some free time, he enjoys catching a game of pool and relaxing at the lake with his husband.

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Books By R. Cayden

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: I can’t stop thinking about him, but I don’t even know his name… The stranger with the rakish grin upends my world. It’s not just that the tattooed bad boy saves me from my ex with a getaway motorcycle ride. I confess secrets to him in the rainy park that I’ve never told another person, and we do things in the shadows that I’ve only dared fantasize about. I’m surprising myself a lot lately. At the Natural History Museum where I work, I take a chance and share my secret, geeky music project with friends, only to stumble my way into an audition with the hottest rock band in the world. Actual rock gods who, for some reason, really like my keyboard solos. But a shy, ordinary guy like me could never be a rock star. And the brooding man I now meet for anonymous hookups can’t be anything more. We’ve set strict boundaries, and keeping them in place is the only way this can work. With a heated rivalry erupting between my new band and Forbidden Destiny, a hard rock band that’s dominating the charts, I don’t have time to fall in love anyway. Until I finally see the bassist in Forbidden Destiny, and love comes straight for me. Filthy Rock Stars is an M/M rock star romance with secret identities, celebrity hijinks, and two sweet guys. It features a geek who becomes a rock star, a rock star who has always been a bit of a geek, and enough dirty talk to steam up a sauna. The third book in Love Unexpected, it can be enjoyed as a standalone or as part of the series.

Filthy Rock Stars - R. Cayden - Love Unexpected
Filthy Rock Stars

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Pairing: M-M

May 2, 2022

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: Loner. Troublemaker. Rebel. …and secret softie? I try to enjoy the reputation I’ve earned as a hotshot music exec, even as I’m careful to hide my checkered past. But after another unfortunate scandal catches me with my pants down (literally), I’m forced to clean up my image. Enter Owen: my best friend’s little brother. The adorkable sweetheart is my wholesome polar opposite, which makes him perfect for a little fake relationship publicity. Owen’s just out of the closet. He acts shy, but the more time we spend together, the more I glimpse his surprisingly filthy imagination. And the more I can’t stop thinking about him. I don’t do relationships. And with my past crashing down around me, I have no right to drag Owen into the chaos of my life. But then he says my name with his gentle voice, and something unfamiliar stirs. Owen breaks down the walls I’ve built, but can a guy like me give him the kind of love he deserves? Filthy Sweet is a standalone M/M romance with a naughty geek, a secretly-sweet bad boy, and a dash of fake relationship. It features forbidden, best-friend’s-brother steam, dirty talk, and ongoing confusion about a pair of panties. Enjoy!

Filthy Sweet - R. Cayden
Filthy Sweet

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Pairing: M-M

September 27, 2021

Word Count: 70000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary:

I absolutely cannot, under any circumstances, fall in love with a hunky, straight lumberjack. Even if he does save me from a bear. Sure, Chase is the perfect small-town combo of sexy and shy, and he doesn’t seem to mind my shameless flirting. But I’m just visiting Lake Steamy for the summer. I don’t have time to swoon over men or any other distractions. I’m here to launch my vlog, a sex-positive, body-positive, and very personal video series, and my new career requires all my focus. I can’t imagine a reserved mountain man like Chase would be into a guy who overshares for a living, anyway. Plus, I’ll be moving back to the city soon, and he fully intends to spend the rest of his life in these mountains, caring for his family and friends. Not to mention the pesky little fact that he’s straight. Basically, Chase is my total opposite, and a bad idea too. A rugged, sexy, bad idea with a surprisingly gentle smile. A bad idea with the light of the campfire flickering across his beard and a look in his brown eyes like he’s about to kiss me… Lake Steamy is a small-town M/M romance with a flirty city boy and an earnest mountain man who finds his world turned upside down. It features a pink paddleboat, s’more-play, and lots of steamy discovery on the way to a guaranteed HEA. Enjoy!

Lake Steamy - R. Cayden
Lake Steamy

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Pairing: M-M

July 22, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary:

Sometimes, love shines where you least expect it.
Drew
There are a million reasons I shouldn’t crush on growly, grumpy Caesar Marin.
For starters, the man is probably twice my age.
He’s a famous tattoo artist, a biker with a pit bull, and he’s made it clear he doesn’t want anything to do with my geeky butt.
He’s also apparently my father’s old friend.
Not that I ever met my father. I only learned his name this year, and as soon as I tracked him down, I discovered that he had already passed.
And with Mom gone now, too, that leaves Caesar as my only hope for learning more about the man.
Caesar with the sexy growl, silver hair, and thick neck.
Caesar who pushes me away even as his eyes beg me to stay.
He’s the last man I should fall for, yet something deep inside insists that Caesar should be mine.
If I can only shine bright enough to warm his grumpy heart…
Gruff Touch is an age gap, grumpy/sunshine, geek and bad boy romance with a guaranteed HEA. It features a growly tattoo artist, a geeky sweetheart who loves repairing pinball machines, and two opposites who spark when they attract. Book 4 in Geek Tattoo, it can be enjoyed alone or as part of the steamy M/M series.

Gruff Touch - R. Cayden - Geek Ink
Gruff Touch

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Pairing: M-M

May 24, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary:

Geeky friends to tattooed lovers
Alexander
I have a secret: I’m in love with my best friend.
Rafael is a brilliant artist and a lovable weirdo.
I’ve been pining for him for years, but when he starts an apprenticeship as a tattoo artist, my longing spikes.
My best friend finds a new side to himself, more confidence, and it makes me fall in love all over again.
The problem is Rafael doesn’t do relationships.
And me? I don’t do casual.
Yet somehow, we still end up in bed one day, after he proposes a “sexperiment.”
We’ll be friends with benefits, nothing more.
We might start with just a kiss, but a kiss can still change everything.
Just a Kiss is a steamy, low-angst M/M romance with tattooed geeks and friends-to-lovers fun. It features a sweetheart librarian, an artist coming into his own, and the satisfaction of finally requited pining. The third book in Geek Ink, it can be read as a standalone or as part of the series. Enjoy!

Just a Kiss - R. Cayden - Geek Ink
Just a Kiss

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Pairing: M-M

April 16, 2021