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mystery & thriller

Mystery/thriller romance generally includes a central mystery that the protagonists have to solve.

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Genres

  • Action Adventure
  • BDSM
  • Comedy
  • Contemporary
  • Dark Erotica
  • Dark Romance
  • Domestic Discipline
  • Erotic Romance
  • Erotica
  • Fantasy
  • Fantasy - Dark Fantasy
  • Fantasy - Faery & Fae
  • Fantasy - Fairy Tale / Folklore
  • Fantasy - High & Other World
  • Fantasy - Historical
  • Fantasy - Knights & Castles
  • Fantasy - Magical Realism
  • Fantasy - Urban & Magical Beings
  • Fantasy – Gods and Heroes
  • Gaylit
  • Gothic Romance
  • Graphic Novels & Anime
  • Historical
  • Historical - 20th Century
  • Historical - America
  • Historical - Ancient
  • Historical - Celtic
  • Historical - Gothic
  • Historical - Medieval
  • Historical - Pirates
  • Historical - Regency
  • Historical - Scottish & Highlander
  • Historical - Tudor/Stuart
  • Historical - Victorian
  • Historical - Viking
  • Holiday
  • Horror
  • Inspirational
  • Interracial
  • Lesfic
  • Military
  • Mystery & Thriller
  • New Adult
  • Omegaverse
  • Paranormal
  • Paranormal - Angels & Devils
  • Paranormal - Dark
  • Paranormal - Ghosts & Haunted Houses
  • Paranormal - Psychic Talents
  • Paranormal - Reincarnation
  • Paranormal - Shifters
  • Paranormal - Vampires
  • Paranormal - Zombies
  • People of Color
  • Poetry
  • Politics
  • Sci Fi
  • Sci Fi - Dystopian & Post-Apocalyptic
  • Sci Fi - Near Future
  • Sci Fi - Space Opera
  • Sci Fi - Steampunk
  • Sci Fi - Superheroes & Villains
  • Sci Fi - Time Travel
  • Sports
  • Suspense
  • Western & Cowboy
  • Yaoi
  • Young Adult
  • Younger Characters
  • Yuri

Pairings

  • F-F
  • F-NB
  • F-F-M
  • M-F
  • M-M
  • M-NB
  • NB-NB
  • Includes NB
  • M-M-F
  • M-M-M
  • 4+ or Other

Character Identities

  • Ace
  • Aromantic
  • Bisexual
  • Demigender
  • Demisexual
  • Gay
  • Genderfluid
  • Genderqueer
  • Intersex
  • Lesbian
  • Non Binary
  • Questioning
  • Pansexual
  • Polyamorous
  • Straight
  • Transgender

Tropes

  • Adopted Child
  • Age Difference
  • Alpha Character
  • Amnesia
  • Antihero
  • Arranged Pairing
  • Bad Breakup
  • Badass Hero
  • The Bargain
  • Beach Romance
  • Best Friend’s Sibling
  • The Bet
  • Big Character / Little Character
  • Biological Urge to Mate
  • Blackmail
  • Bodyguard/Guardian Angel
  • Cheating
  • Class Differences
  • (Hits) Close to Home
  • Coming of Age
  • Coming Home
  • Coming Out / Closeted
  • Coming Out Later in Life
  • Consensual Cuckold
  • Criminals & Outlaws
  • Cultural Differences
  • Death of Parent
  • Enemies to Lovers
  • Everyone is Queer
  • Families/Raising Kids
  • Fairy Tales Revisited
  • Fake Relationship
  • Famous / Not Famous
  • Famous / Royalty in Disguise
  • Fated Mates / Soul Mates
  • Find Love and Come Out
  • First Time
  • Forbidden Love
  • Forced Proximity
  • Friends to Lovers
  • Gay for You / Straight to Gay
  • Geek and Jock
  • Healing Power of Sex
  • Hero and the Great Quest
  • Honeymoon
  • Hurt / Comfort
  • In Uniform
  • InstaLove / Love at First Sight
  • Interracial Relationship
  • Lone Wolf
  • Lost Heir
  • Love Can Heal / Redemption
  • Love Triangle
  • Magic Sword
  • Marriage of Convenience
  • Married Life
  • Matchmaker
  • May/December
  • Meet Cute
  • Menage
  • Mind Games
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Most Mindblowing Sex Ever
  • Moral Failure
  • Mpreg
  • Office / Workplace Romance
  • One Night Stand
  • Opposites Attract
  • Out for You
  • Passing as Straight
  • Pets Are 'Portant
  • Pretend Boyfriend / Girlfriend
  • Queer Wedding
  • Rescue
  • Reunited and it Feels So Good
  • Secret Baby
  • Second Chances
  • Sex Buddies Become Lovers
  • Single Again
  • Slow Burning Love
  • Smartass Twinks
  • Star-Crossed Lovers
  • Stolen Heir
  • Student-Teacher
  • Tease and Denial
  • Thrill of the Chase
  • Trapped Together
  • Trickster Hero
  • True Love
  • Villain to Hero
  • Uncommunicative Masculinity
  • Unrequited Love
  • Wide-Eyed Innocence
  • Wingfic

Tags

  • author - american
  • author - australian
  • author - british
  • author - canadian
  • author - dutch
  • author - european
  • author - french
  • author - italian
  • author - new zealander
  • bullfighter
  • format - anthology
  • format - audible romance package
  • format - audiobook
  • format - book
  • format - box set
  • format - collection
  • format - free
  • format - hardcover
  • format - illustrated novel
  • format - kindle
  • format - kindle unlimited
  • format - kindle vella
  • format - large print
  • format - netgalley
  • format - novel
  • format - novel >100K
  • format - novel <100K
  • format - novel 40-100K
  • format - novella 15k-40K
  • format - novellette <15k
  • format - omnibus edition
  • format - paperback
  • format - payhip
  • format - prequel
  • format - self published
  • format - sequel
  • format - series
  • format - shared universe
  • format - short stories
  • format - short story <15K
  • potential trigger
  • potential trigger - abduction
  • potential trigger - abuse
  • potential trigger - abuse - past
  • potential trigger - alcoholism
  • potential trigger - bashing - fight on page
  • potential trigger - blood
  • potential trigger - bullying
  • potential trigger - cutting
  • potential trigger - death
  • potential trigger - divorce
  • potential trigger - drug abuse
  • potential trigger - gore
  • potential trigger - graphic torture
  • potential trigger - grief; past loss
  • potential trigger - hate crime
  • potential trigger - human trafficking
  • potential trigger - incest
  • potential trigger - murder
  • potential trigger - rape
  • potential trigger - self-harm
  • potential trigger - sexual abuse
  • potential trigger - stalking
  • potential trigger - suicidal ideation
  • potential trigger - suicide
  • potential trigger - torture
  • potential trigger - traumatic past
  • potential trigger - violence
  • what - concept - acceptance
  • what - concept - alternative
  • what - concept - amnesia
  • what - concept - committment
  • what - concept - curse
  • what - concept - danger
  • what - concept - denial
  • what - concept - family conflict
  • what - concept - homophobia
  • what - concept - internal homophobia
  • what - concept - isolated
  • what - concept - resilience
  • what - concept - second chance
  • what - concept - sweet
  • what - concept - transgressive
  • what - condition - addiction
  • what - condition - adhd
  • what - condition - aphasia
  • what - condition - blindness
  • what - condition - cancer
  • what - condition - diabetes
  • what - condition - disability
  • what - condition - gluten allergy
  • what - condition - hiv / aids
  • what - condition - illness
  • what - condition - injury
  • what - condition - mental illness
  • what - condition - MS
  • what - condition - ocd
  • what - condition - ptsd
  • what - condition - skin
  • what - element - coffee
  • what - element - court hearing
  • what - element - debt
  • what - element - ferocious poodle
  • what - element - flatulent puppy
  • what - element - olympics
  • what - element - wheelchair
  • what - emotion - angst
  • what - emotion - anxiety
  • what - emotion - grief
  • what - emotion - guilt
  • what - emotion - hope
  • what - emotion - jealousy
  • what - emotion - love
  • what - emotion - pride
  • what - emotion - survivor guilt
  • what - holiday - boxing day
  • what - holiday - christmas
  • what - holiday - general
  • what - holiday - halloween
  • what - holiday - hanukkah
  • what - holiday - kwanzaa
  • what - holiday - new year
  • what - holiday - st. patrick's day
  • what - holiday - sukkot
  • what - holiday - thanksgiving
  • what - holiday - valentine's day
  • what - holiday - winter solstice
  • what - holiday - yule
  • what - sex - abdl
  • what - sex - age play
  • what - sex - angry sex
  • what - sex - bdsm
  • what - sex - bdsm light
  • what - sex - bisexual women
  • what - sex - body modification
  • what - sex - bondage
  • what - sex - cat-play
  • what - sex - cuckold
  • what - sex - daddy kink
  • what - sex - degradation
  • what - sex - dildo
  • what - sex - dirty talk
  • what - sex - discipline
  • what - sex - ds
  • what - sex - dubious consent
  • what - sex - edge play
  • what - sex - electric play
  • what - sex - exhibitionist
  • what - sex - experimentation
  • what - sex - female masturbation
  • what - sex - feminization
  • what - sex - fetish
  • what - sex - first time / exploration
  • what - sex - gangbang
  • what - sex - hardcore
  • what - sex - hucow
  • what - sex - humiliation
  • what - sex - kink
  • what - sex - knotting
  • what - sex - lactation
  • what - sex - lingerie
  • what - sex - masochist
  • what - sex - masturbation
  • what - sex - menage
  • what - sex - no sex
  • what - sex - noncon
  • what - sex - orgy
  • what - sex - pony play
  • what - sex - pup play
  • what - sex - rape play
  • what - sex - role-play
  • what - sex - rough
  • what - sex - sexual fantasy
  • what - sex - sounding
  • what - sex - spanking
  • what - sex - sph
  • what - sex - tentacles
  • what - sex - total power exchange
  • what - sex - watching porn
  • what - topic - american football
  • what - topic - ballet
  • what - topic - big game hunt
  • what - topic - bull riding
  • what - topic - cartel
  • what - topic - catfishing
  • what - topic - chinese mythology
  • what - topic - choir
  • what - topic - climate change
  • what - topic - corporate espionage
  • what - topic - corruption
  • what - topic - crime
  • what - topic - cross-dressing
  • what - topic - deployment
  • what - topic - desert survival
  • what - topic - disaster
  • what - topic - drag
  • what - topic - drug cartel
  • what - topic - family
  • what - topic - flying
  • what - topic - foster care
  • what - topic - fraternity
  • what - topic - friendship
  • what - topic - gang
  • what - topic - gay pride
  • what - topic - genealogy
  • what - topic - genetic engineering
  • what - topic - harem
  • what - topic - haunting
  • what - topic - homelessness
  • what - topic - ice dancing
  • what - topic - immigration
  • what - topic - japanese mythology
  • what - topic - kids
  • what - topic - learning disabilities
  • what - topic - legend
  • what - topic - magic
  • what - topic - marriage equality
  • what - topic - multicultural
  • what - topic - murder
  • what - topic - music
  • what - topic - natural disaster
  • what - topic - organ snatchers
  • what - topic - organized crime
  • what - topic - parenting
  • what - topic - pets
  • what - topic - politics
  • what - topic - power play
  • what - topic - pregnancy
  • what - topic - pro sports
  • what - topic - pro-hockey
  • what - topic - racecars
  • what - topic - ransom
  • what - topic - recovery
  • what - topic - reincarnation
  • what - topic - religion
  • what - topic - revenge
  • what - topic - road trip
  • what - topic - rodeo
  • what - topic - science experiment
  • what - topic - secret
  • what - topic - secret organization
  • what - topic - serial killer
  • what - topic - single dad
  • what - topic - snowed in
  • what - topic - society of men
  • what - topic - sports
  • what - topic - summer break
  • what - topic - superstition
  • what - topic - taboo
  • what - topic - technology
  • what - topic - terrorism
  • what - topic - tricked
  • what - topic - vacation
  • when - general - college
  • when - general - wartime
  • when - holiday - Valentine's Day
  • when - period - 16th century
  • when - period - 17th century
  • when - period - 18th century
  • when - period - 1920s
  • when - period - 1930s
  • when - period - 1940s
  • when - period - 1950s
  • when - period - 1960s
  • when - period - 1970s
  • when - period - 1980s
  • when - period - 1990s
  • when - period - 19th century
  • when - period - ancient greece
  • when - period - ancient rome
  • when - period - georgian
  • when - period - great war
  • when - period - middle ages
  • when - period - near future
  • when - period - prehistoric
  • when - period - prohibition
  • when - season - fall
  • when - season - spring
  • when - season - summer
  • when - season - winter
  • where - city - atlanta
  • where - city - austin
  • where - city - Berlin
  • where - city - big sur
  • where - city - boston
  • where - city - boulder
  • where - city - Cape Cod
  • where - city - charlottesville
  • where - city - chicago
  • where - city - cleveland
  • where - city - detroit
  • where - city - el paso
  • where - city - hollywood
  • where - city - kansas city
  • where - city - las vegas
  • where - city - london
  • where - city - los angeles
  • where - city - manhattan
  • where - city - miami
  • where - city - minneapolis
  • where - city - nashville
  • where - city - new orleans
  • where - city - new york city
  • where - city - North Pole
  • where - city - philadelphia
  • where - city - portland
  • where - city - provincetown
  • where - city - rome
  • where - city - sacramento
  • where - city - san diego
  • where - city - san francisco
  • where - city - seattle
  • where - city - washington dc
  • where - continent - antarctica
  • where - continent - south america
  • where - country - australia
  • where - country - bermuda
  • where - country - canada
  • where - country - colombia
  • where - country - egypt
  • where - country - england
  • where - country - france
  • where - country - Germany
  • where - country - greece
  • where - country - India
  • where - country - ireland
  • Where - Country - Israel
  • where - country - italy
  • where - country - japan
  • where - country - madagascar
  • where - country - mexico
  • where - country - new zealand
  • where - country - nicaragua
  • where - country - poland
  • where - country - scotland
  • where - country - south africa
  • where - country - spain
  • where - country - ukraine
  • where - country - united kingdom
  • where - country - usa
  • where - country - ussr
  • where - country - wales
  • where - fictional - moon colony
  • where - general - airport
  • where - general - alternate universe
  • where - general - animal reserve
  • where - general - bar setting
  • where - general - beach
  • where - general - cabin
  • where - general - campground
  • where - general - carnival
  • where - general - castle
  • where - general - college
  • where - general - commune
  • where - general - cruise ship
  • where - general - high school
  • where - general - hotel
  • where - general - ice hotel
  • where - general - labor camp
  • where - general - lake
  • where - general - lighthouse
  • where - general - military
  • where - general - outdoors
  • where - general - prep school
  • where - general - prison
  • where - general - private school
  • where - general - ranch
  • where - general - restaurant
  • where - general - small town
  • where - general - swamp
  • where - general - theater
  • where - general - trailer park
  • where - general - tunnel
  • where - general - uncharted island
  • where - general - underwater
  • where - province - british columbia
  • where - province - campania
  • where - province - cornwall
  • where - province - ontario
  • where - province - quebec
  • where - province - somerset
  • where - region - appalachia
  • where - region - bering sea
  • where - region - black hills
  • where - region - devil's head (arbroath)
  • where - region - devil's tower
  • where - region - florida keys
  • where - region - midwest
  • where - region - nevada high desert
  • where - region - olympic peninsula
  • where - region - san francisco bay area
  • where - region - scottish borders
  • where - region - scottish isles
  • where - region - scottish parliament complex
  • where - region - sierra nevada
  • where - region - us south
  • where - space - international space station
  • where - state - alabama
  • where - state - alaska
  • where - state - arizona
  • where - state - arkansas
  • where - state - california
  • where - state - colorado
  • where - state - florida
  • where - state - georgia
  • where - state - hawaii
  • where - state - idaho
  • where - state - iowa
  • where - state - Kansas
  • where - state - kentucky
  • where - state - louisiana
  • where - state - Maine
  • where - state - massacusetts
  • where - state - michigan
  • where - state - minnesota
  • where - state - missouri
  • where - state - montana
  • where - state - nebraska
  • where - state - nevada
  • where - state - new jersey
  • where - state - new mexico
  • where - state - New York
  • where - state - new york - upstate
  • where - state - north carolina
  • where - state - North Dakota
  • where - state - ohio
  • where - state - oklahoma
  • where - state - oregon
  • where - state - south carolina
  • where - state - tennessee
  • where - state - texas
  • where - state - Vermont
  • where - state - virginia
  • where - state - washington
  • where - state - wisconsin
  • where - state - wyoming
  • where - states - pennsylvania
  • where-city-wellington
  • who - culture - jewish
  • who - description - alpha male
  • who - description - alphas and omegas
  • who - description - amputee
  • who - description - baby
  • who - description - bad boy
  • who - description - bald men
  • who - description - bear
  • who - description - bearded man
  • who - description - bikers
  • who - description - billionaire
  • who - description - black
  • who - description - blue collar
  • who - description - boss
  • who - description - brat
  • who - description - bull rider
  • who - description - children
  • who - description - college grad (recent)
  • who - description - coworkers
  • who - description - crossdresser
  • who - description - daddy
  • who - description - deaf
  • who - description - divorced
  • who - description - dormmates
  • who - description - drifter
  • who - description - ensemble cast
  • who - description - established couple
  • who - description - foodie
  • who - description - friends
  • who - description - gay teen boys
  • who - description - geeks
  • who - description - hipster
  • who - description - hockey fan
  • who - description - homeless
  • who - description - long haired man
  • who - description - lumbersexual
  • who - description - macho
  • who - description - master
  • who - description - mature man
  • who - description - muscular bottom
  • who - description - older
  • who - description - over forty
  • who - description - overweight
  • who - description - paraplegic
  • who - description - parent
  • who - description - physical disability
  • who - description - piercing
  • who - description - psychopath
  • who - description - recovering addict
  • who - description - roommates
  • who - description - runaway
  • who - description - sadist
  • who - description - savior
  • who - description - scottish highlander
  • who - description - slave
  • who - description - sports fan
  • who - description - step brother
  • who - description - step father
  • who - description - submissive
  • who - description - tattoos
  • who - description - teenager
  • who - description - twink
  • who - description - twins
  • who - description - unaccepting parent
  • who - description - unstable
  • who - description - vegan
  • who - description - vegetarian
  • who - description - virgin
  • who - description - wheelchair
  • who - description - white collar
  • who - description - widow
  • who - nationality - african
  • who - nationality - asian
  • who - nationality - australian
  • who - nationality - british
  • who - nationality - canadian
  • who - nationality - chinese
  • who - nationality - colombian
  • who - nationality - croatian
  • who - nationality - english
  • who - nationality - french
  • who - nationality - german
  • who - nationality - greek
  • who - nationality - hawaiian
  • who - nationality - indian
  • who - nationality - irish
  • who - nationality - italian
  • who - nationality - jamaican
  • who - nationality - japanese
  • who - nationality - korean
  • who - nationality - latin american
  • who - nationality - latino
  • who - nationality - native american
  • who - nationality - new zealander
  • who - nationality - romani
  • who - nationality - scot / scottish
  • who - nationality - welsh
  • who - occupation - accountant
  • who - occupation - actors
  • who - occupation - apothecary
  • who - occupation - archaeologist
  • who - occupation - architect
  • who - occupation - aristocrat
  • who - occupation - artist
  • who - occupation - assassin
  • who - occupation - astronaut
  • who - occupation - astronomer
  • who - occupation - athlete
  • who - occupation - attorney
  • who - occupation - author
  • who - occupation - baker
  • who - occupation - ballerina
  • who - occupation - barista
  • who - occupation - bartender
  • who - occupation - baseball player
  • who - occupation - biker
  • who - occupation - billionaire
  • who - occupation - bodyguard
  • who - occupation - botanist
  • who - occupation - bouncer
  • who - occupation - bounty hunter
  • who - occupation - bull rider
  • who - occupation - businessman
  • who - occupation - businesswoman
  • who - occupation - carpenter
  • who - occupation - castle laird
  • who - occupation - caterer
  • who - occupation - celebrity
  • who - occupation - chef
  • who - occupation - choreographer
  • who - occupation - college student
  • who - occupation - college track teacher
  • who - occupation - computer programmer
  • who - occupation - construction worker
  • who - occupation - cops / law enforcement
  • who - occupation - cowboys
  • who - occupation - crab fisherman
  • who - occupation - dancer
  • who - occupation - designer
  • who - occupation - detective
  • who - occupation - diplomat
  • who - occupation - doctor
  • who - occupation - dom
  • who - occupation - EMT
  • who - occupation - entrepreneur
  • who - occupation - ex-convict
  • who - occupation - executive
  • who - occupation - exotic dancer
  • who - occupation - falconer
  • who - occupation - farmer
  • who - occupation - federal agent
  • who - occupation - firefighter
  • who - occupation - fragrance chemist
  • who - occupation - game warden
  • who - occupation - gangsters
  • who - occupation - gardener
  • who - occupation - golfer
  • who - occupation - guard
  • who - occupation - gymnast
  • who - occupation - hacker
  • who - occupation - hairdresser
  • who - occupation - handyman
  • who - occupation - healer
  • who - occupation - highwayman
  • who - occupation - hockey player
  • who - occupation - homeless man
  • who - occupation - horsemaster
  • who - occupation - hot rocker
  • who - occupation - interior designer
  • who - occupation - interpreter
  • who - occupation - inventor
  • who - occupation - jeweler
  • who - occupation - journalist
  • who - occupation - k9 cop
  • who - occupation - king
  • who - occupation - knight
  • who - occupation - librarian
  • who - occupation - lord
  • who - occupation - mafioso
  • who - occupation - mage
  • who - occupation - mail clerk
  • who - occupation - manager
  • who - occupation - martial arts instructor
  • who - occupation - mechanic
  • who - occupation - mercenary
  • who - occupation - military
  • who - occupation - missionary
  • who - occupation - model
  • who - occupation - motorcycle rider
  • who - occupation - mountain biking guide
  • who - occupation - musician
  • who - occupation - nevada game warden
  • who - occupation - nurse
  • who - occupation - paramedic/emt
  • who - occupation - parent
  • who - occupation - philanthropist
  • who - occupation - photographer
  • who - occupation - physical therapist
  • who - occupation - pilot
  • who - occupation - pirate
  • who - occupation - police
  • who - occupation - politician
  • who - occupation - pornstar
  • who - occupation - priest
  • who - occupation - prince
  • who - occupation - prisoner
  • who - occupation - private investigator
  • who - occupation - pro wrestler
  • who - occupation - professor
  • who - occupation - profiler
  • who - occupation - prostitute
  • who - occupation - psychic
  • who - occupation - psychologist
  • who - occupation - rancher
  • who - occupation - realtor
  • who - occupation - rent boy/escort
  • who - occupation - restaurant owner
  • who - occupation - rock star
  • who - occupation - royalty
  • who - occupation - sailor
  • who - occupation - scientist
  • who - occupation - secretary
  • who - occupation - serial killer
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Word Count: 57,384

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: How far would you be willing to go to keep a secret? When writer Malcolm Tull is discovered dead at his writing desk, all signs point to suicide. But Malcolm’s editor isn’t so sure. There’s the matter of the man’s missing computer, a mislaid manuscript and the fact that he didn’t seem the type to take his own life. Declan Hunt and Charlie Watts are called into action and make their way to the mysterious Hoodoo House nestled on the edge of the Badlands of Alberta. Soon they are embroiled in a case involving blackmail, gay tricks and possibly even murder. As the secrets of Hoodoo House come to light, Charlie discovers that his boss has been keeping a few secrets of his own, secrets that could impact their romantic relationship outside of the office. And before this investigation is done, Charlie will have to get to the truth, even if it means this might be his final case for Declan Hunt Investigations.

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Hoodoo House - Peter E. Fenton - Declan Hunt Mysteries
Hoodoo HousePairings: M-M
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Word Count: 62000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: James Vicksburg should be happy that he's finally achieved acting success on Broadway, but his conservative senator father controls what he can do and who he can love. When James's baseball idol, Mike Cooper, meets him backstage after his show, the mutual attraction is palpable. The two begin what they think is a secret affair, but James quickly learns that nothing stays hidden from his vindictive father for long. James is torn between his growing love for Mike and his desire to protect him from his father. What he doesn't realize is that Mike has his own plan to fight for James's happiness, even if it means losing each other.

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Saved by the Pitcher - Gareth Chris - All on the Line
Saved by the PitcherPairings: M-F, M-M
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Word Count: 71000

Character Identities: Gay, Lesbian

Summary: The stage is set for murder It's the summer of 1929 and there's a serial killer on the streets of London. Bodies of young women are dumped at the stage doors of London’s theatres. Noël Coward's assistant Florence Miles, known to her close friends as Bill, is dragged into the investigation when the body of her former secret lover is found outside His Majesty’s Theatre. Bill forms an unlikely alliance with the Chronicle newspaper’s senior crime reporter Simon Sampson. Together they discover that the killer has friends in high places… This is the prequel to the LAMBDA finalist A Death in Berlin. It explores the secret world of the 1920s, a time when your sexuality could make you a lawbreaker. When gay men and women were constantly on their guard, careful about how they presented themselves in a hostile society. A Death At His Majesty's is the first of a series that brings together Bill and Simon and follows them as they embark on a series of sleuthing adventures.

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A Death at His Majesty's - David C. Dawson - Simon Sampson Mysteries
A Death At His Majesty'sPairings: F-F, M-M
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Word Count: 134000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Clyde’s idyllic afternoon in the surf with his mates is interrupted by the news that there’s been a quadruple suicide in an apartment overlooking the beach. Two of the deceased are the parents of Barry Wilkinson, one of Clyde’s childhood friends, a man he hasn’t seen since Clyde donned the khaki and left for war. Wilkinson engages Clyde to discover the identity of a mysterious woman who has been left a huge sum of money in his father’s will. On the surface, what appears to be a straightforward case evolves into a complex story of deception, lies, violence and murder. Relationships are tested, new ones formed and Clyde discovers that those connections that seem unrelated are closely linked behind a veil of secrecy. The early summer of 1957 is a time in which Clyde nearly loses everything he holds dear—his own life included—all because of two couples who died while playing bridge at the beach.

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Bridge at the Beach - Garrick Jones - Clyde Smith Mystery
Bridge at the BeachPairings: M-M, M-M-M
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Word Count: 100000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: When the eligible Eddy Hawkstone enlists Jack Merrit's services to recover a stolen book, it seems like a straightforward task. However, the clues lead Jack into the turbulent world of the music hall, where he uncovers the unnerving tale of his father's death at the feet of Marie Lloyd. Desperate to prove himself to his mentor, Jimmy Wright, Jack finds himself entangled in a web of sexual temptation, loyalty, and fraternal bonds, all while grappling with his emotions for Larkin Chase. To triumph, Jack must confront the shadows of his past and embrace the realities of the present. The path is fraught with danger and self-discovery and leads him to a twisting theatrical climax worthy of a melodrama. Follow the Van is the third book in the Delamere Files series. The books should be read in order.

Follow the Van - Jackson marsh - Delamere Files
Follow the VanPairings: M-M
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Word Count: 48,175

Character Identities: Lesbian

Summary: Is any case too cold to crack? Book 8 in the Lessons in Murder series, by award-winning, best-selling author Edale Lane. Jenna’s gaze lingers over the diamond rings in the showcase. She wants to pop the question to her partner Randi if she can only arrange the perfect proposal. Per usual, her work as Roanoke PD’s leading homicide detective gets in the way, not to mention the inconveniences of an early winter storm. Randi, who knows Jenna isn’t ready for marriage, has a surprise planned for their first anniversary. She’s also crafting a strategy to visit both their families for Christmas while preparing for the end of the semester. When a dying mother asks Jenna to investigate her daughter’s unsolved murder from thirty years ago, she can’t refuse. Despite the unlikelihood of success, she digs into the past and interviews whoever is still alive. But will buried concerns unearthed by the investigation give Jenna cold feet?

Cold in Murder - Edale Lane - Lessons in Murder
Cold in MurderPairings: F-F
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Word Count: 80000

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: It’s been months since Seth Byrne’s boyfriend ghosted him. Seth is still angry, but he’s worried too, because when Andrew Keller disappeared, he completely disappeared. Disconnected phone. Empty apartment. Abrupt departure from his job. Gone. Until tonight. Just as Seth is beginning to move on, Andrew shows up at his door with a story so wild it has to be fake… except he’s armed with a stack of evidence proving he’s telling the truth. And the truth is that everything Seth knew about Andrew is a lie. Detective Brandon Gaines was supposed to be Andrew Keller for the rest of his life. After being marked for death by the white supremacist cops he tried to bring down, he was put into witness protection. When a chain of events returns him to his old identity, Brandon doesn’t know who he is anymore. Now he’s caught between two identities that don’t fit, and nothing in his world makes sense… except the way he feels about the man he left behind. Is it even possible to rekindle their relationship when Seth knows nothing about Brandon? He understands why Brandon had to lie, but that doesn’t change the fact that the man in front of him is a stranger. Where do they even start? But as they struggle to bridge the gap between them, they may have much bigger problems. Because there are people who do know who Brandon is. And they haven’t forgotten why they drove him into witness protection in the first place. The Truth in My Lies is a standalone gay romantic suspense novel.

The Truth in My Lies - L.A.Witt
The Truth in My LiesPairings: M-M
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Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Rian Lassalle 42, Muscle Daddy, enjoys putting Brody in his place and showing him who the real alpha dog is on this crew. Running from your past can be painful. I moved to Jersey, hoping to find some peace and perspective. Instead, all I found was an annoying man-child who thinks that he’s God’s gift to women. Seriously, the arrogance of this man is astounding. If he thinks he can continue to disrespect people while I’m around, the boy clearly doesn’t know who he’s dealing with. There’s a new Alpha in town, and I’m about to show Brody what I do to those who misbehave. Brody O’Connell 32, work for the O’Brien Crew and have my own auto shop. Oh, yeah, and I’m tough, muscular, and sexy as sin. Don’t hate me cus I’m hot, and my biceps are bigger than your head. I’m an Alpha. A top dog. Women want to lay with me, and guys want to be me. It’s a simple fact. Some of us have it, some of us… well, that’s not my issue to worry about. Everything was going great until my boss decided I needed a… partner? A boss? A glorified babysitter? I don’t exactly know what Rian’s role is supposed to be. All I know is that he thinks he’s the top dog. Just because his muscles are slightly bigger than mine, and he happens to be a head taller, he seems to think that I’m going to lay down on my back and let him take me… any way he wants… ordering me around. Come to think about it, why do I keep getting turned on whenever he gives me an order? Perhaps, I’ll keep that last bit of information to myself… This is an MM Dark Romance involving bad men doing bad things. Content Warning: Violence, alcohol abuse, foul language, and loads of steamy scenes.

Obeying Orders - Matthew Dante - Rough Edges
Obeying Orders (Book 6)Pairings: M-M
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Word Count: 30,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Honey, Romance, and Danger… As August winds down, George Sheth and Murphy Baird are ready to put months of murder mysteries behind them. They hope for calmer days as they move in together. But it’s all for nought when his pug, Bumble, stumbles on the body of a new bride in the middle of the lane. It’s clear Bumble didn’t kill anyone, but someone did—and they may have set their sights on George. With a wedding party full of potential suspects, they find themselves caught between the police and angry family members. Can they make it safely through the end of summer alive?

Honey Moon Murder - Dahlia Donovan - Honey Bear Cosy Mysteries
Honey Moon MurderPairings: M-M
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Word Count: 69,500

Character Identities: Lesbian, Questioning

Summary: A murdered drag queen. Dozens of suspects. One determined detective. Lieutenant Detective Jenna Ferrari excels at catching criminals, and while she’s come a long way toward taming her temper—thanks to her loving partner, Dr. Miranda McLeod—this case may get the better of her. While Jenna and Randi are in the audience of a regional drag competition, the contestant favored to win is being murdered backstage. Deciding she needs a man on the inside to really find out what’s going on, Jenna sends a member of her team undercover as the murdered queen’s replacement. Will he reveal the killer or long-concealed truths about himself? Who killed the queen? Was it a nasty anti-LGBTQ protestor, a homophobic pastor, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, another competitor, or someone nobody suspects? The killer isn’t done. Enter the fabulous world of drag in this established-couple, sapphic, queer-inclusive whodunit mystery novel.

Queen of Murder - Edale Lane
Queen of MurderPairings: F-F, M-NB, Includes NB
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Word Count: 30,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: George Bernard Sheth plans to spend July in the garden with his beloved pug, Bumble. He’s tending to his bees when a neighbour harasses him quite vocally. When the man winds up dead, all eyes are immediately on George and the many hives in his garden. Murphy Baird knows without a doubt George wouldn’t harm a fly or a bee or an obnoxious rich businessman. He balances keeping his brewery going with trying to help solve the murder and preparing for the upcoming Highland Games. It’s not made any easier by the impending visit from his father. As the mystery deepens, they find themselves not knowing quite who to trust. Can they find the killer before George winds up arrested for murder?

Honey Bee Murder - Dahlia Donovan - Honey Bear Cozy Mysteries
Honey Bee MurderPairings: M-M
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Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: For years, the whispers and legends of a lost city hiding in the Pacific Ocean were just that; legend. On the day Kaimi discovers his parents, the Queen and King of Mu, murdered, Mu’s most powerful weapon fired, sending a pulse rushing towards the North American west coast. After the 2025 Great Pacific Pulse Event, or Pulse, vomited up much of humankind’s trash in the Pacific Ocean along the North American west coast. The mysterious occurrence causing the largest environmental disaster in human history, people are no longer certain there is nothing concealed in the depths of the ocean. Scientist Karen Linn and billionaire investor Michael Donovan want to find out what actually happened that day five years ago. Will Michael’s life in the adult entertainment industry and Karen’s moniker in pseudoscience keep them as social pariahs, or are they on the cusp of finding a civilization that has been kept out of our grasp, deep in the world’s largest ocean? How does the event from five years ago tie into the murder of the Queen and King of Mu? What lies under the sea may be bigger than anyone can imagine, and neither civilization may be ready for the truth.

Mu - M.D. Neu
Mu; Legend of a Lost CityPairings: M-M
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Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Sven Kolczynski 25, Polish, amateur car thief… and apparently unkillable. Being a hero can be painful and seriously hazardous to your health. What can I say? I’m not a smart man. It’s been two weeks since I started following the brown-haired, cheery little puppy. There’s nothing special about the guy. He’s a mechanic, hangs out with a bunch of scary-looking dudes, and never seems to stop smiling. Like seriously, how can one man be so happy all of the time? Okay, fine, the guy is kind of cute, and that smile can make a man weak in his knees. But tell me, is a cute face really worth becoming someone’s next target? Not to mention, this dude's creepy brother keeps threatening to dismember me if I do anything to hurt his little brother. Like, seriously. What’s wrong with this family? Oliver O’Maley 29, mechanic, and little brother to Patrick, the crew’s… “information extractor”, which is also a nice way of saying, “scary dude who will unalive you if you don’t do as he says”. Arg. Who knew that having Patrick as a big brother was going to result in me having to live my life in a protective bubble? Seriously! Everyone on the Crew treats me like their kid brother and won't let me do anything even remotely dangerous! All I want is a chance to prove myself. A chance to show the guys that I’m more than just Paddy’s little brother. All that changes when some big Polish dude saves my life. Now, suddenly, we are both being hunted. I’m having to fight off assassins in the dark and make sure that nothing happens to my would-be protector or family. That includes stopping my overprotective big brother from murdering the rest of the world in retaliation. We’re a close family. We take things personally. This is an MM dark romance filled with plenty of heat, steam, violence, and mayhem

Defending You - Matthew Dante - Rough Edges
Defending You (Book 5)Pairings: M-M
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Word Count: 105000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Hired by the esteemed Clearwater Detective Agency, and determined to prove themselves worthy, Jack and Will Merrit face their first case: They have eight days to unravel past events at an English public school, find a missing man and prevent his suicide. A new life brings intriguing potentials as Jack grapples with his attraction towards men. As the assistant to the manly and assured, Jimmy Wright, he must put aside his longing for Larkin Chase and the temptations of a new stable lad, and face the weight of his new responsibility. The Merrit brothers’ future depends on it. But when circumstances pull Jimmy away, Jack and Will are left alone to navigate a map of deceit, solve the case, and save a man’s life, even if it means risking their own. ‘A Fall from Grace’ is the second book in the Delamere Files series of romantic, Victorian gay mysteries, and follows on from ‘Finding a Way.’ The books should be read in order.

A Fall from Grace - Jackson Marsh - Delamere Files
A Fall from GracePairings: M-M
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Word Count: 80,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: What might the ethical Governor David Gedden give up for one man's exquisite beauty? It's terrifying to consider when the man is a destructive blood prostitute and David is responsible for the state's peaceful vampire community. Blood sales in Boston are up, blood taxes support a thriving new nightlife, neighborhoods have been refurbished, and deaths by vampires have plummeted. David is assured reelection. However, the blood addict Stephen Salando has returned from exile with one unalterable plan: to turn the good governor into a vampire. Stephen is an immortal dhampir, whose beauty obliterates reason, who rouses in David a fierce desire he's ignored his whole life. But for David to have Stephen, he must ally with an ancient vampire, the community's seductive archnemesis. To have him, he must become a killer himself. Will David hold on to his ethical public life? Or will he follow what he most desires, a kiss with a killer to become a vampire himself?

Beside the Darker Shore - Patricia J. Esposito
Beside the Darker ShorePairings: M-M
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Word Count: 81000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: The job is as simple as they ever are for members of the Collective: get in, fool the marks, and commit some devastating corporate espionage. For Miroslav Antanasijević—an expert at faking identities—it’s a high-stress gig, but one he’s used to. At least that’s how it starts. When it all goes wrong, Mirko barely escapes with his life… and only because a ride share driver comes to his rescue. Arlen Tate is just trying to finish his doctorate, help his sister through school, and leave his turbulent family life in the past where it belongs. His schedule is packed tight, and it does not have room for “help an organized crime syndicate rescue one of their own.” Too bad the minute he hauls that stranger into his car and takes off, he’s on a one-way trip down a rabbit hole of crime, corruption, and a very strange gray area between moral and illegal. And maybe he doesn’t want to go back. Especially the more time he spends with the enigmatic chameleon he rescued. But someone is coming for the Collective. Someone ruthless and powerful. And they will happily murder anyone who gets in their way.

Ride Share - L.A. Witt & Cari Z.
Ride SharePairings: M-M
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Word Count: 140000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Two years after finishing his tour of duty in the Occupational Forces in Japan, Damson O'Reilly arrives in Siena, Italy. Sight-unseen at a local auction, he buys an abandoned Tuscan farmhouse in which he aims to write, paint, and start a new life. The house, passed over at auction, becomes an impulse buy when it's put up for a final time. He's prepared for a semi-ruin, happy to turn his hand to renovating the house - however, what he's totally unprepared for are three dead bodies, one of which he stumbles over when he arrives at La Mensola, the name of his isolated farmhouse on the road between Siena and Montepulciano. Against the backdrop of a series of grisly murders, The Road to Montepulciano is the story of a young man, still suffering the scars of war, who, despite betrayal of trust and surrounded by a complex web of lies, finds friendship, love and the warmth of community.

The Road to Montepulciano - Garrick Jones
The Road to MontepulcianoPairings: M-M, M-M-M, 4+ or Other
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Word Count: 30000

Character Identities: Ace, Gay

Summary: Get ready for a charmingly quirky romance with a twist of murder mystery in Honey Mead Murder! Follow the heart-warming story of George Bernard Sheth, a devoted pug and bee lover, who has been secretly crushing on a local mead brewer. But when a customer dies during a mead tasting, Murphy Baird, the brewer, finds himself at the centre of a police investigation. As the two navigate the murder mystery, they find themselves falling deeper in love, all while trying to stay alive long enough for their first date. With meddling friends and unexpected plot twists, "Honey Mead Murder" is a must-read for anyone who loves a good MM romance and a thrilling mystery.

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Honey Mead Murder - Dahlia Donovan - Honey Bear Cosy Mysteries
Honey Mead Murder SALEPairings: M-M
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Word Count: 60,592

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Sequel to Open House The Open Series: Book Three Seth Wilder and Bryce McFarland deal with the aftermath of Owen Lightfoot’s destructive rampage. Once again, the insurance company denies the life insurance benefit despite the compelling evidence regarding the underlying cause of Mark’s death. However, they acknowledge their former employee’s complicity in the multiple crimes that have blindsided Seth and Bryce. They settle to keep their name out of the news, offering the couple a million dollars apiece, which they accept. Owen learns of the big payoff and is determined to get his cut. Just when Bryce and Seth think it is all over, Owen reappears, and what follows tests the very limits of their endurance. Through the help of friends and relatives, Seth and Bryce find the strength to keep their relationship intact while seeking out the best way to stop Owen once and for all.

Open Case - Mickie B. Ashling
Open CasePairings: M-M
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Word Count: 75,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: FIRST TIME IN PRINT! Jimmy McSwain finds himself challenging the very notion of family, of neighborhood, of a past filled with secrets, lies, and perhaps murder. Except Jimmy’s client isn’t sure if there’s a body. Jimmy McSwain has to meet a man named Alexander Cort, a real-estate agent with a story to tell about an old set of friends, dating back to his childhood in Hell’s Kitchen. The friends called themselves the Four Kitcheneers, bonding together over their own ambitions and mem ories. On graduation night, one of the four disappeared and the other three engaged in a cover-up. Or maybe not. The question of what happened to Silas Clayton lingers fourteen years later. As Jimmy begins his investigation of what happened that fateful night, he also tries to put the final nail in the casket of his previous case, one that ended with Captain Francis X. Frisano arresting him for killing Mr. Wu-Tin. These pieces comprise a puzzle Jimmy just can’t seem to solve. Until two bodies are found at the construction site across the avenue from where he grew up. Suddenly Hell’s Kitchen’s shadows are being exposed to a blinding sun of truth.

False Justice - Adam Carpenter - The Jimmy McSwain Files
FALSE JUSTICEPairings: M-M
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