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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
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - ireland
  • Where - Country - Israel
  • 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 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 - 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 - 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 - farmer
  • who - occupation - federal agent
  • who - occupation - firefighter
  • who - occupation - fragrance chemist
  • 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 - musician
  • 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
  • who - occupation - servant
  • who - occupation - sex worker
  • who - occupation - sheriff
  • who - occupation - shop owner
  • who - occupation - singer
  • who - occupation - slave
  • who - occupation - small business owner
  • who - occupation - social worker
  • who - occupation - soldier
  • who - occupation - sorcerer-wizard
  • who - occupation - space marines
  • who - occupation - spaceship captain
  • who - occupation - spec ops
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Word Count: 50,000

Character Identities: Ace

Summary: Murder comes knocking when a killer hunts for budding amateur detective Pineapple “Motts” Mottley in the fourth novel of the Motts Cold Case Mystery series. The past and present collide for Motts when two serial killer brothers barge into her plans for Christmas in London. Her desire to solve her childhood friend’s murder brings her ever closer to danger. She finds herself one fall away from the grave herself. When one of her former primary school teachers winds up dead in her burning house, Motts realizes the mystery is far more twisted than she ever imagined. Is she running out of time to catch not one but two killers? What sort of macabre gift will Motts find wrapped under the tree?

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Purloined Poinsettia - Dahlia Donovan - Motts Cold Case Mystery
Purloined Poinsettia

Dahlia Donovan ...

Pairing: F-F, M-F

August 6, 2022

Word Count: 108000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: There’s nothing more lethal than a hitman in love. Johnny “Jack” Jacopo was once the Castellani Family’s top hitman, but one terrible mistake saw him kicked back down the ladder. So when the Boss orders him to look into the disappearance of a Hollywood starlet, Jack sees an opportunity to rise back up the Family ranks. His first move is to question the missing actress’s twin brother. Miller Beaumont is charming, gorgeous, flirty…and he’s the same guy who was hitting on Jack in a bar the night before. Jack tries to keep things strictly business, but Miller has access to inside information that Jack needs to solve the case. And it’s just too tempting when Miller proposes that they team up to find his sister. As their search leads them into danger, Jack finds he has more to lose than he ever expected. Someone is coming after Miller, and Jack finds himself torn between duty to his Family and his own foolish heart. Because despite himself, Jack is making one more mistake, the biggest of them all, the one dumb thing he swore he’d never do. He’s falling in love. *** His Lethal Desire is the first book in the West Coast Mobsters series. Follow the men of the Los Angeles underworld in this page-turning romantic suspense series as they find love, danger and mystery in the most unexpected places. Each book in West Coast Mobsters tells the love story of a different couple who find their happy ending, as well as a resolution to the mystery they're investigating, but there are cliffhangers to the wider suspense plot for the series.

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His Lethal Desire - Leighton Greene - West Coast Memories
His Lethal Desire

Leighton Greene ...

Pairing: M-M

July 28, 2022

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: There's no antidote to the malignant craving for power and wealth. Landry Carran should know better than to get involved in yet another murder mystery, but it was hardly his fault that someone dumped a dead body on the doorstep of Treasure Trove Antiques. He can't resist recruiting his friends to help him play detective. Meanwhile, Landry's partner and Dom, Gage Roskham is doing real detective work that proves hazardous to his health and brings with it the assistance of an annoying Englishman who Gage believes should be behind bars. The case twists and turns across Seattle's antique trade and the bodies multiply. As clues are solved, it becomes apparent that those closest to Gage are in grave danger. He'll need to control his errant sub, deal with the most irritating Brit ever born and solve the case if he wants to prevent more death.  

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The Poison Bottle - L M Somerton - Treasure Trove Antiques
The Poison Bottle

L M Somerton ...

Pairing: M-M

July 26, 2022

Word Count: 73000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Vampires and werewolves live long lives. The Sleepless City saga might have ended but the story continues… Someone is hunting supernaturals.  Vampire Simon Hawthorne and his human partner Ben Leyton’s plans for a peaceful holiday with family are hijacked by the New Zealand Supernatural Council. Tensions are on the rise in Wellington. Supernatural councillors are disappearing. Werewolves are suspicious of anyone human or vampire. If they don’t work together, their enemy has already won. And no one with a connection to the supernatural world is safe.

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Double Exposure - Anne Barwell
Double Exposure

Anne Barwell ...

Pairing: M-M

July 11, 2022

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: When your only goal is to save the world who's there when you need to be rescued? Boss Most of my life I'd been the savior and sought when anyone found themselves in trouble. It could be to atone for sins of my past or because I was a natural caregiver. Whatever it was I didn't understand how to do anything else. My Outreach Program cared for everyone in the city who needed help and I wouldn't say I hadn't made enemies, but when the protector needed protection I wasn't prepared for Dolan Sharp. Dolan No one did anything for free or out of the kindness of their hearts. That wasn't how the world worked and it was always survival of the fittest. I didn't care what anyone said about the man named Boss. When I witness Boss in action, what I thought I'd believed shattered and I didn't know how to handle that. There's always threats at every turn, it's just a matter of when they catch up with you, but when one jaded man and another with a seemingly deep death wish have to work together who's going to survive the aftermath? (TW: Mentions of childhood sexual, physical and mental abuses. Passive Suicidal Ideation, self-harm and mental illness. These are mainly off-page, but there are details flashbacks and conversations of said acts. Yet if these are triggering for you, please feel free not to read the story. Your self-care and mental health are more important. Thank you.)

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Cold Cases and Bruised Hearts - J.M. Dabney
Cold Cases and Bruised Hearts

J.M. Dabney ...

Pairing: M-M

July 5, 2022

Word Count: 110,000

Character Identities: Lesbian

Summary: Mysteries follow her wherever she goes. After solving a minor case for a major payout, Stetson embarks on a trip to America with Evelyn and her burlesque company, hoping to find her long-lost father. But the inventive detective leaves with an unidentified art thief still at large. Musician Evelyn has grown to love the unique woman who bends the rules to pursue her dreams. But facing the disapproval of her family and society at large, how can their relationship move forward? Can Stetson keep her newfound love alive, or will confronting lethal foes end in her own death? Perilous Passages: The Wellington Mysteries, Vol. 2, Adventures of a Lesbian Victorian Detective is a collection of six sequential novellas, each encompassing its own exciting mystery while furthering the story of Stetson’s life in London. If you enjoy crime dramas, Victorian era fiction, or a sweet lesbian romance, then you’ll love award-winning author Edale Lane’s Perilous Passages. Order yours today!

Perilous Passages - Edale Lane
Perilous Passages

Edale Lane ...

Pairing: F-F

June 20, 2022

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Every life is a circle, and sometimes those circles connect and overlap in unexpected ways, even if the patterns they form aren’t obvious at first glance. Past and present, from the wilderness to small towns and cities, the greedy and evil seek to exploit the vulnerable. The brave men of law enforcement fight to protect the innocent and punish the guilty—but they’re not alone. Men from all walks of life are called to stand beside them and solve these mysteries. Along the way, lives intertwine as couples are reminded that one thing makes the struggle worthwhile: love.

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Circles Box Set - Elizabeth Noble
Circles Box Set SALE

Elizabeth Noble ...

Pairing: M-M

June 18, 2022

Word Count: 50000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Months after saving their flamboyant theatre friend from disaster, Dannel Ortea and Osian Garey are back with a thrilling murder investigation in the third London Podcast Mystery series novel. Dannel and Osian's breakfast double date rapidly devolves into a murder mystery when a dead body is found in their solicitor friend’s car. Wayne is taken for questioning by police. He was last seen arguing with the deceased. When Wayne’s tie is identified as the murder weapon, it’s hard to refute the growing evidence stacked against him. Convinced of their friend’s innocence, Dannel and Osian throw themselves into the investigation. When Wayne’s boyfriend, Roland, finds himself suspended from the police, they realise powerful people are involved in the murder. With a philandering crown court judge, two disgruntled wives, and an angry client as suspects, the clock is ticking for them to find the killer before Wayne winds up arrested—or dead.

Crown Court Killer - Dahlia Donovan - London Podcast Mystery
Crown Court Killer

Dahlia Donovan ...

Pairing: M-M

May 27, 2022

Word Count: 38211

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: If he's by himself, no one else will get hurt. But there's a fuckload of hurt in being alone. In the sequel to Wanted: LIghthouse Keeper, Dirk Black, an undercover cop, blows into town for a holiday. Um, except there is no town—only sea and rocks on the far north spit of land in the the Shetlands—and the massive storm that greets him guarantees an indoors holiday. Being under the covers with his unique lover, Stephan Tavish, is just what Dirk’s been needing. But he soon finds that the storm has also brought a maelstrom of trouble for him and the entire Tavish family—Stephan, his father Peter, and his son Jamie have been swept into a tempest of crime and passion that threatens to leave only heartbreak in its path. When Jamie disappears, Dirk is forced into seeing from a different perspective. From the secrets hidden in a boy’s school, to crimes committed in a stone-cold basement, even to a final horrendous crash—he learns that getting out alive is only part of the challenge. Aye, pagan Dirk is forced to call on the “damned father, son and holy ghost” to set the world upright again on Fate’s storm-ravaged playing field.

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Lighthouse Keeper's Holiday - Erin O'Quin
Lighthouse Keeper's Holiday SALE

Erin O'Quinn ...

Pairing: M-M

May 20, 2022

Word Count: 96800

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: The truth hurts. But in the end, honesty wins. Or does it? Warren Prescott loves a challenge. He knows how to play the game and adapts when necessary to succeed in his cutthroat world. Tired of pining for a man he’s wanted for months, Warren intends to seal the deal. Until that man throws him an endearing curveball… Be honest. Gian Benedetti doesn't play games. Success has cost him the personal connections he craves, and he doubts he’ll take another chance on a relationship. Until the attractive, younger man with the brazen personality and confidence stirs his interest. Except…someone else is playing games. And threatening everything Gian has worked hard to achieve. Warren won’t rest until he uncovers the new player and gets his forever with Gian. But they’ll soon face a hard truth— Honesty may be what brings them together… Or it could be the one thing that tears them apart. ----- Honestly Yours is an age-gap standalone romance. It features a snarky younger man with a giant crush on a good-hearted, affectionate, bisexual older man. Expect some banter, a little mystery, a few twists, a dash of angst, curious parents, animal trivia, and a whole lot of love…and hugs (so many hugs).

Honestly Yours - Jaime Reese
Honestly Yours

Jaime Reese ...

Pairing: M-M

May 12, 2022

Word Count: 19375

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: It had been more than eighteen years since August Catch’s uncle Digby had disappeared to the Cape to mourn the death of his sister. So, when August arrives at Arachne’s Loom to collect his late uncle’s things, he wasn’t expecting to find stories of a man larger than life. Or the very real possibility that Digby’s death may not have been from natural causes. Theo Webb has had few people in his life that he loved, and fewer still he could trust. But the estate groundskeeper, Digby Catch, had been one of them. Returning home for his funeral, he’s thrown together with Digby’s nephew, and the attraction is instant. But so is Theo’s certainty that things surrounding Digby’s death don’t add up and that at least one person isn’t telling the truth. Discovering a killer is difficult when someone is desperate to keep more than just their identity a secret. And when all the clues point in one direction, even Theo isn’t sure what to think. The two of them must work together if they’re going to solve a murder, and not let the thing growing between them be a distraction. But then, maybe a distraction is exactly what they need.

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The Death of Digby Catch - Amy Spector
The Death of Digby Catch SALE

Amy Spector ...

Pairing: M-M

May 7, 2022

Word Count: 105000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: “Risk is the spark that ignites adventure.” Barbary Fleet, 1891   The Larkspur Academy — Where men explore the mysteries of love and learning Chester Cadman has been duped by unscrupulous men, ridiculed in the newspapers, and disowned by his family. Only twenty-two, he is on the verge of starvation when a Clearwater detective makes him an offer he can't refuse: Join the Larkspur Academy and investigate a haunting that has plagued Lord Clearwater’s family for nearly four hundred years. Mystified, but determined, Chester enlists the help of fellow academy man, Frank Andino, and is soon presented with a second mystery: his attraction to the loyal, but bawdy young Greek. Together, they unearth sinister family secrets that could destroy Clearwater’s reputation and the academy, but the truth must be known. Faced with a double dilemma, Chester is forced to confront the past, even if it means Clearwater’s downfall and a broken heart. It’s a risk, but, as Fleet says, ‘Risk is the spark that ignites adventure, and love is the greatest adventure of them all.’ ★★★★★ ‘Seeing Through Shadows’ is the fourth book in The Larkspur Mystery series. A combination of mystery, male love and adventure set in England in 1890 and 1891, the Larkspur Mysteries blend historical fact with fiction. Rescued from destitution, young gay men are invited to Lord Clearwater’s Larkspur Academy. There, they explore their talents as they encounter romance, bromance and a variety of intriguing mysteries. The Larkspur series follows on from the popular Clearwater Mysteries and is set in the same world, but you don’t have to have read the Clearwater series to enjoy this collection of full-length historical novels.

Seeing Through Shadows - Jackson Marsh - Larkspur Mysteries
Seeing Through Shadows

Jackson Marsh ...

Pairing: M-M

April 25, 2022

Word Count: 76000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: It's possible they're a match but first the two men will have to survive trial by fire. Chief Flynn is fighting smoke and flames, tirelessly protecting the lives and property of his fellow islanders from yet another spate of fires. Arson or accident? When injury puts him on the sidelines, West Coast Forensics Arson Investigator Kimball Frye offers his assistance. Frye is The Most Irritating Man in the World, a condescending know-it-all who rubs Devon the wrong way. Or does he? Decades ago an arsonist stole his family from him since then Frye has devoted his life to putting them behind bars. At forty-nine, he doesn't believe in permanent relationships, instead preferring the company of interchangeable younger men. Is the arsonist trying to shift the blame onto Devon, or trying to kill him? If it's the latter it just might work. Feeling the pull of attraction to Devon as the firebug grows bolder is inconvenient. Will Kimball listen to his heart or his head? The younger men he's always preferred are nothing like the solid, stalwart Fire Chief. #SlowBurn #OppositesAttract #LoveLaterInLife #ProtectiveHeros #Bickering #SlowSlowSlowBurn Real Risk is the third in the West Coast Forensics series and can be read as a standalone but may be enjoyed more if you read the Real Trouble and Real Danger first. It is dual POV following Devon Flynn and Kimball Frye as they bicker and fumble their way to their happily ever after.

Real Risk - Elle Keaton - West Coast Forensics
Real Risk

Elle Keaton ...

Pairing: M-M

April 21, 2022

Word Count: 41495

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A bitter drunk meets a lonely paraplegic with a target on his back. Almost on the rim of the Arctic Circle, they’ve both run out of places to hide. Dirk Black is a lost soul with a troubled past. When the washed-up cop happens to see an odd notice in a newspaper, his unshakable sense of irony sends him to a remote point in Scotland’s Shetland Islands. There he discovers something he’s never wanted and bloody hell doesn’t need—a computer nerd and recluse who’s confined to a tiny promontory in the North Sea. Stephan Tavish is a scholar and business entrepreneur who’s managed to run from his family and from society, hoping for peace of mind in the solitude of his own land and his ancestor’s old isolated lighthouse. But karma has bitten him in the arse. He finds himself in a very dark place where he needs to ask for help, from a stranger who’s lost himself in a whisky bottle. Two alienated men, each with a mystery to solve, end up working together at the edge of nowhere. Together, they discover that something in their own past may hold the key to a very intriguing future.

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Wanted: Lighthouse Keeper - Erin O'Quinn
Wanted: Lighthouse Keeper SALE

Erin O'Quinn ...

Pairing: M-M

April 20, 2022

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Ace, Bisexual, Pansexual

Summary: An unknown enemy wanted to take everything from us. Graves I'd spent all of my forty-plus years paying for mistakes when I'd simply been human. Living my life in the shadow of the happiness my friends from the Cold Case Unit found grew harder every day. I didn't mind being the odd one out; didn't mind being considered the unloveable straight-laced-ish one to their mayhem. Acceptance after a lifetime of not measuring up was nice. I'd found my rhythm and my place among the weirdness of my unit. That was until Marcel Douglas the new ego-manic in Homicide decided he had to pick apart every case I'd left behind. Douglas Leaving Chicago hadn't been in my plans, but my daughter needed me. I'd do about anything to make her happy. When her mother was transferred out of the States I'd moved so my daughter could stay with her friends—the place she'd come to love. Being at the bottom of the hierarchy and earning respect didn't sit right with my pride. I wasn't afraid to admit that. And I'd made one hell of an enemy. Graves and his Cold Case Unit frustrated me and I didn't understand their method. A series of body dumps brought me back to Graves for help, but he wasn't feeling charitable. We'd thought we were our biggest and bitterest enemies until the threats came, could we work together before the man gunning for us could finish the job?

Cold Cases and Bitter Enemies - J.M. Dabney
Cold Cases and Bitter Enemies

J.M. Dabney ...

Pairing: M-M

April 5, 2022

Word Count: 144300

Character Identities: Ace, Bisexual, Gay, Non Binary, Polyamorous

Summary: Book 1-5 in the TALES OF THE FOREST series The Forester Kelnaht, a cloud elf, is a truth seeker caught between love and faith, when a murder reveals an illicit affair between two tree elves he desires more than he can admit. Kelnaht’s former lover Ianys once betrayed him, and the shunned forester Taruif is not allowed to talk to anyone but the guide, their spiritual pathfinder. Lost and Found A stripling goes missing from the tribe, and heavy rainfall hides all traces of his whereabouts. With days creeping by without a lead, it’s hard to keep the tribe’s spirits up, more so when Kelnaht’s own future depends on the elders. Taruif has been shunned for almost twenty turns, but now that a possible forester’s apprentice is coming of age, the elders consider reducing his sentence. Taruif could be set free. Full Circle When several children fall ill with more than a summer bug, truth seeker Kelnaht is assigned to investigate. What he finds is deadly and threatens the life of every underage child in the tribe, including Ianys’ daughter Atèn. Then a wounded traveller is found in the forest, left to die after a vicious attack. Oren's Right Forester Veld loses a piece of himself to mute baker Oren when they first meet, but Oren is vowed to Haram. When Haram is killed, Veld has no intention of dishonouring his memory, but his death may not have been an accident. Only a forester can learn what the trees have seen. However, Oren's independence is threatened, and if Veld does not offer what Oren needs, Oren may never be his to claim. Twenty-Five Turns Fear of moving farther away from his family had cost Eer the love of his life. When Kat returns after twenty-five turns…with a son, any hope Eer has of rekindling their love seems doomed to fail because a murderer’s taste for revenge forces Kat to choose between endangering their family or running… and leaving Eer behind, again. ___________________________ TALES OF THE FOREST is an ongoing series of standalone stories linked by a forest world. Content warnings are available in the books' front matter and on the author's website.

Tales of the Forest - Blaine D. Arden
Tales of the Forest Bundle

Blaine D. Arden ...

Pairing: M-M, M-NB, M-M-M

March 31, 2022

Word Count: 38,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary:

Baxter Flynn is a wanted man in more ways than one. He and Angelo Messina, ex-Underboss of the Morelli Family, have only strengthened their connection while they’ve been on the run, working toward their goal: find the one man who can clear their names. But the law is always nipping at their heels, and for Bax—once an FBI agent—his underbelly life has never been completely comfortable. Now Bax and Angelo have a solid tip on the whereabouts of their target, and with the help of the Castellani Family in Los Angeles, they might just pin him down…if they can get to him fast enough. Because they’re not the only ones with an interest in the fugitive they’re chasing. And all the while, one question grows larger in Bax’s mind: What happens after? How can he and Angelo possibly make a life together that isn’t tainted by blood?

Vow of the Vigilante - Leighton Greene
Vow of the Vigilante: A Morelli Family Novella

Leighton Greene ...

Pairing: M-M

March 30, 2022

Word Count: 68000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: August Morrison and Ricardo Torralba would really like to live a quiet life—as quiet as life can be for a couple of eccentric hitmen, anyway. Unfortunately for them, they pushed their luck with the authors and demanded a second book. So now, whether they like it or not, they’re getting a third installment. Yes, this is a revenge book. Because we’re the authors, that’s why. This time, August and Ricardo are in way over their heads, because there are few things more dangerous than owing a favor to the mafia. When that favor gets called in, though, it’s not to kill anyone—it’s to save them. Time is running out to find the source of tainted street drugs poisoning innocent people. Now they’re caught in the middle of a deadly war between rival families, all while trying to dodge suspicious police and merciless drug cartels. Maybe this time, August and Ricardo will learn their lesson and not demand another book… assuming they survive this one. Killer vs. Kingpin is book 3 in the Hitman vs. Hitman series that seems to have evolved from an alleged “standalone” to “yeah, we don’t even know.” They’re just too much fun to torture! Err, write. Too much fun to write.

Killer vs. Kingpin - Cari Z. & L.A. Witt
Killer vs. Kingpin

Cari Z ...

Pairing: M-M

March 29, 2022

Word Count: 83000

Character Identities: Gay, Transgender

Summary: Ghost wards are failing. Mediums are vanishing. Someone—or something—is stirring up the ghosts of Toronto. It’s up to psychic medium Harlan Brand to find out why. After defeating a serial killer who could control ghosts, psychic medium Harlan Brand is feeling much more confident in his abilities working for the Toronto Police Service with his partner, Hamilton, as they protect the city from dangerous spirits. He is expanding his social circle, however reluctantly, to include the other police mediums and Morgan Vermeer, another graduate from the Centre—a school for training psychic children. Harlan and his boyfriend, Charles Moore, are continuing to explore BDSM, their relationship and Charles’ strange ability to shield people from ghosts. Hoping to find answers about Charles’ power and the serial killer, Harlan returns to the Centre only to find that one of its ghost wards—magical symbols that spirits can’t cross—is broken, and it’s a mystery as to how and why. The calm and order that Harlan has been building up in his life are shattered when wards start failing across the city and mediums begin to disappear, including one of his new friends and a student from the Centre. Someone—or something—is stirring up the ghosts of Toronto.   Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of violence and murder. It is best read as part of a series.

Cold Blood - T. Strange
Cold Blood

T. Strange ...

Pairing: M-M

March 8, 2022

Word Count: 151000

Character Identities: Gay, Non Binary

Summary: Queer British Lovecraftian historical romantic suspense set in 1920s London. Lew Tyler is dragged from 2016 to 1920 by an accident with border magic whilst he’s searching for his missing friend. He’s struggling to get to grips with life a century before he was born.  Detective Alec Carter is trying to solve gruesome murders in his patch of London, weighed down with exhaustion and a jaded attitude to most of his fellow humans after four years of war. In the middle of a murder investigation that involves wild magic, mysterious creatures and illegal sexual desire, will Alec and Lew work out who is safe to trust? Sergeant Will Grant, Alec’s right-hand man, is drawn to the mysterious Fenn. Is Fenn a man or a woman? Does Will care? And Fenn…Fenn has a secret. They live beyond the border between 1920s London and the magical Outlands and they need to get home. Are they prepared to achieve that by double crossing Alec, Will and Lew? Two couples hold the fabric of reality in their hands. Will it make them or break them? Buy London Calling now if you like murder, time-travel, grumpy detectives, the blues, magic, gay romance, m/enby romance, tea and not-quite-elves. It features Lost in Time, Shadows on the Border & The Hunted and the Hind (which are also available in audio and on sale at Authors Direct!)  "Wow, what a read… time-travel, fantasy, murder, MM-romance… everything I like, rolled in to one!"

London Calling box set - A.L. Lester
London Calling Box Set

A. L. Lester ...

Pairing: M-M, M-NB

March 4, 2022

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