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New Dawn Press

Books Published By New Dawn Press

Word Count: 341222

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: In six novels, a slow-burn but hot gay romance topped with intrigue and humor, set in 1920s Ireland. Save @70% on the box set… Michael McCree meets Simon Hart. Fisticuffs fly. And before Simon knows what’s happened, he’s gained a new flat-mate, a new business partner, and a wanna-be lover. It’s the “wanna-be” that drives every novel, from first to last. It takes Michael over 300,000 words to earn forgiveness for his steam-locomotive seduction of Simon, and it takes Simon almost that long to fully appreciate what the damn fellow did. ~Heart to Hart: A roustabout with a secret falls arse-over-bollocks for a surly, angry PI. Together, they solve a mystery but start their own, much deeper one. ~Sparring with Shadows:  A man fights his inner demons while confronting his horny flat-mate, a determined swordsman, and a dangerous criminal. ~To the Bone: A pesky newcomer burrows like a tick between the two PIs even as they struggle to fight crime and to understand each other’s most secret desires. ~Thin as Smoke: Hollow-chested Dashiell Hammett stands between Michael and Simon like a blunt revolver, and his presence in a Mafia hunt threatens to dead-end their edgy relationship. ~Masters of Cane: Even Simon is surprised at the true meaning of “cane master” in this novel of sex, crime, and punishment. ~Into a Crack: Michael and Simon’s arch-nemesis slips out of a staunch prison and into a crack. Their job is to bring a pitiless enemy to justice, or die in the attempt. ~gay  ~erotic romance  ~mystery  ~humor  ~action-adventure  ~forced-proximity  ~ 1920s Ireland  ~New box set of 6 full novels

Gaslight Mysteries Box Set - Erin O'Quinn
Gaslight Mysteries Box Set

Word Count: 45082

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Deep passion meets raw danger... Dirk Black, a fist-and-furious undercover cop, knows nothing about lighthouses—except, in his own words, they’re put up by angels to guide seagoing idiots. So when his Detective Inspector assigns him to a solve a murder committed at a lighthouse, the cop is forced to partner with a true expert, his lover Stephan Tavish. But his decision is one wrested from his gut-deep conviction that he—and the powers that be—are putting the man he loves in a verra dangerous position. In his beguiling way, Stephan is stronger and smarter than any man Dirk’s ever met. But he’s a recovering paraplegic. Can he help solve a mystery in the same kind of old stone-and-masonry tower that caused his crippling injury? Or is this, as the wag once said, deja vu all over again? Deep passion meets raw danger. Here’s another facet of the love story, and the surprising metamorphosis, of Dirk and Stephan. ~Gay  ~Erotic romance  ~Scotland setting  ~Mystery/suspense  ~Deep undercover ~Third novel of a trilogy

Steel Nautilus - Erin O'Quinn - Lighthouse Keeper
Steel Nautilus

Word Count: 276413

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Seven unforgettable men: Gristle… Tough and hard to swallow, he’s an embittered former soldier who has absolutely buried his own humanity Wynn… A young Welsh pony trainer with a wicked sense of humor and an abiding love for a much older man Tristus… The Man of Sorrow, Gristle’s first love and a would-be acolyte of the man who will one day become a saint Xan… A scatter-foot who follows only his thirst for the open road and his lust for desirable men Dub… A scholar-warrior with a shrouded past who stands at the right hand of Ireland’s High King Fergus… That same king’s bad-boy son—a drunk and a miscreant with designs on his father’s wise man, and on that man’s own attractive brother Oisean… An innocent wilding trying to survive in a different new world, one of hidden evil and not-so-hidden desire Seven unusual men meet and interact in one way or another during a dozen or so years of turbulent adventure in the badass time of St. Patrick. One critic has described the novels as “gay sexual journeys that are powerful—and absolutely breathtaking.” The novels may be read as stand-alones. But the men’s stories are linked in a way that brings passion to higher and higher levels. As you read, I think you will want to experience the entire series as a crescendo of grief and joy and self-discovery.

The Iron Warrior series - Erin O'Quinn
The Iron Warrior: 4-Novel Box Set

Word Count: 34028

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Two men…a falcon…a dream…and a pitiless hunter.  If the quest was easy, they wouldn't write books about it. On a search into Nevada’s harsh wild high desert, Shawn and Dylan discover something besides a poacher and a lost bird—something without a name they’ve both been looking for all their lives. Looking for Godfrey is the really the story of Nevada’s high desert, where life and death clash and crash. It’s also a fast and furious love story, in more ways than one. O’Quinn’s “Noble Dimensions” universe stories have been described as “love, lust, sex, mystery, sex, conflict, and more scorching hot sex!” (Joe Cool Reviews). This is the third of three novels about a fictional small Nevada town called Noble. ~gay ~erotic romance ~action ~suspense 

Looking for Godfrey - Erin O'Quinn - Noble Dimensions
Looking for Godfrey

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.

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

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.

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

Word Count: 289652

Character Identities: Gay


A Scot and a cop... Who's on whose tail?
Rory Drummond and Alex Dominguez are an unlikely pair…a bigger-than-life Scot with an immense appetite for sex and adventure meets a shy Nevada State Trooper who’s been thrust into the job of “baby-sitting” him during a big game hunt in the mountains of Nevada. What could go wrong? More important, what could go right? In the space of five novels, their union morphs from intense sex to deep love; and humdrum existence changes into solving crimes-and relishing the adventure, from Nevada to Scotland. The full novels are Nevada Highlander, The Kilt Complex, Hunter’s Point, Sleeping with Danger, and Brash Tower. Come for the erotica…stay for the love story and the heart-rattling action…in five full novels for the price of two! 

Nevada Highlander Box Set - Erin O'Quinn
Nevada Highlander 5-Novel Box Set

Word Count: 52663

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Past crimes, present danger With a new Police Scotland job, a new-ancient home, a loving pet, and a fresh outlook, Rory and Alex are almost ready for their marriage—as soon as bonnie Scotland can figure out how to do it. Working on the restoration of an old Jacobite tower house, they find evidence of a serious crime. But with no handy forensics lab on the wind-swept heathland, they don’t know whether it happened recently, or a hundred years ago. For his part, Alex’s new duties also mean a new identity, as he follows the trail of drugs and dirty cops. Former playboy Rory is anything but a detective. But with Alex tied up in his current job, he finds himself chasing down clues to a mystery lurking in Brash Tower itself.  Their independent investigations uncover some startling secrets—and a source of immediate peril—as Brash Tower becomes once again a fortress against brutal enemies. Will Rory and Alex ever tie that infernal knot—or will the high moor become once again a desolate reminder of what might have been?

Brash Tower - Erin O'Quinn - Nevada Highlander
Brash Tower

Word Count: 7901

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A man wakes up in a care unit. Who is he, and how did he get there? He feels no pain, but he's unable to speak or move. Infrequent visits by a "bean counter" named Gabe reveal what he refuses to believe: he's an angel fallen from grace, all the way. He can survive, um, sorry, not in heaven. But he can live in the realm of humankind only by performing a meaningful "mitzvah" or act of retribution. But for what sin? And why in hell should he believe in angels when he knows there is no god?

Nick Soul: Fallen Angel - Erin O'Quinn
Nick Soul: Fallen Angel

Word Count: 55689

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Gay retro with a twist For PIs Michael McCree and Simon Hart, life has become…if not humdrum, then unusually calm. Routine cases, daily training with their band of back-street urchins, the incessant games of sex and innuendo—all of it takes on a keener edge when they learn that an arch enemy has somehow slipped through a crack in Ireland’s Old Chokey Prison. Instead of quietly leaving the country, their implacable opponent is out for blood…namely, the blood of two sleuths named Michael and Simon. The enemy is desperate, and greedy too. Some of the the ones fighting alongside the PIs are excellent, some are rather good, and a few are outright dishonest. Nothing stirs their imagination and, um, base instincts like raw danger. Both men find themselves sliding into more than one crack in the Roaring Twenties city of Dun Linden as they alternately evade and pursue, duck and dodge, parry and thrust—starting in the bedroom of their own Victorian flat.  

Into a Crack - Erin O'Quinn - Gaslight Mystery
Into a Crack

Word Count: 182253

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A disgraced Scot...  A misplaced Quaker (3-novel box set) In this box set of three novels, two men meet in a travelers’ stop in Scotland and end up as trainer and student (Unkilted) before crossing the ocean together as sailors (Unbroken) and then hitting the road on horseback to discover America’s wild blue-ridged mountains (Frontier Highlanders: Unbound). At first their relationship is oil poured on water. Gregory MacGregor, who goes by the name Grier Black when the novel begins, is a Highland clansman and outlaw hiding from his tragic past. He distrusts strangers, but he hates Campbells and British “Sassenachs” even more. David Campbell (David Adamson), the son of a Philadelphia Quaker printer who’s been kidnapped by unscrupulous men, is a naive young man whom Grier dismisses as a weak bairn. Only when he begins to train David does he discover the hidden steel in the lad’s character…and under his trousers…and at last, unfortunately, his detestable last name. Each novel runs together like the Shee Waters, the burn where their romance begins, to form a whole. In Unkilted, Grier learns how to love. But his own melancholy nature gets in the way of happiness as he and David part in anguished misunderstanding. The central novel Unbroken recounts the sea adventures of these two would-be lovers—plus the harrowing story of Grier’s Uncle Iain and his own lost love. The final novel Frontier Highlanders: Unbound is about freedom, and about discovery—of a  frontier father, a rough and wild territory, complex people whose skin is not white, and their own honest needs.

The Renegade and the Runaway box set - Erin O'Qunn
The Renegade and the Runaway: Box Set

Word Count: 54350

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A disgraced Scot... a misplaced Quaker (The Renegade and the Runaway 3) The story that began with Unkilted and Unbroken concludes in this novel. Gregory and David—a Highland Scot outlaw and a Quaker-trained Philadelphia native—are seeking a future together, in a place where they can live and love far from the censure of society. But the men learn that they cannot pull free from the forces that have shaped this new land called America, and from the past that has shaped each of them as individuals. A dissatisfied trainer of warriors and a would-be healer of men find more than they could ever have imagined—a famous trapper with a rifle and a guilty conscience… native Indians as complex as their enemies…a former slave who forgives his tormenters…a bounty hunter whose reward becomes more than money—all this and more, in the wilderness of America’s blue-ridged mountains. Can two men who love each other be happy in a land where retribution and violence seem to be the answer to every unacceptable question? Frontier Highlanders: Unbound and its two companion novels really tell a love story. You’ll find explicit sex, adventure, humor, and a smattering of history—but above all you’ll unravel a unique romance.

Unbound - Erin O'Quinn - The Renegade and the Runaway
Frontier Highlanders: Unbound

Word Count: 88084

Character Identities: Gay


Introduction to the set

With the Queen due for her annual visit to Balmoral Castle, Constable Aidan Williamson has been transformed overnight into an undercover detective for Police Scotland. He’s managed to emerge from his first case (Where There’s Smoke) with only a bullet wound and a few other scars no one can see. He’s also become deeply attracted to Kenneth Logan, an enigmatic hermit who chooses a stone tent and hard floor over a comfy flat with a soft bed. His second case (Deep Fury) takes him once more to a property owned by Her Majesty—but this time another monarch takes top billing. A very old secret hidden by Queen Victoria has become a cause for murder. At her famous Widow’s House on a lake in the Highlands…and in his own private life with a hot Scot named Logan…there’s a smoldering deep fury at work, and Aidan’s determined to get to the bottom of it. In Spilled Passion, a hidden crime has been uncovered in the same place the royal party is set to visit soon. Aidan, rookie dick, is struggling to confront his demons—and his angels too. Who’s the killer? A pillar of the local church…a couple of horny adolescents…a protective kinsman of the dead man’s wife…or the sweet widow herself? This time around, the edges are blurred more than ever in a mystery and a buried secret that spill all the way into serious romance.

Aidan Undercover box set - Erin O'Quinn
Aidan Undercover: The Box Set

Word Count: 56423

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Two young men try to reunite across the divide of ocean and against the tide of history. (A novel in The Renegade and the Runaway universe) Owl…it’s the name given to Grant Fletcher by his close friends and allies, the Tuscarora Indians of North Carolina's Ocracoke Island. His best friend is Sky, a native son. When Grant is forced to leave the island—when his family comes to "rescue" him from the only home he's ever known—he must also leave Sky. His new father takes him to the tall dark city of Edinburgh, center of enlightenment, and of sinister shadows too. When the story opens, he's twelve and Sky is fifteen. But reality has a way of making boys into men, very fast. Sky is a native of an emerging indigenous segment of the New World that its new settlers are trying to eradicate or to marginalize. What happens when this young Indian strikes a fateful bargain with a colonial icon named Daniel Boone? When he teams up with an African man once held in an iron collar? Owl & Sky is a story of young love, a continuation of the universe that began with “The Renegade and the Runaway” series (Unkilted and Unbroken, c. 2019 by Erin O’Quinn). This current novel shares many of the characters in that series.

Owl & Sky - Erin O'Quinn
Owl and Sky

Word Count: 30375

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Aidan Williamson has been plucked from his routine constable life to the harrowing existence of an undercover detective, damn near under the skirts of Her Majesty the Queen. His first two cases have taken him to places close to Balmoral Castle, where she and her retinue are set to stay for the summer.  This case is no different.  From a bothy—a stone hut—below Devil’s Point to Queen Vic’s old “Widow’s House,” the killing field seems to grow closer to home as the Queen’s holiday grows nearer. Now a hidden crime has been uncovered in the same place the royal party is set to visit soon. And Police Scotland is not amused. Enter Aidan, rookie dick, who’s struggling to confront his demons—and his angels too. Who’s the killer? A pillar of the local church…a couple of horny adolescents…a protective kinsman of the dead man’s wife…or the sweet widow herself? This time around, the edges are blurred more than ever, as mystery spills over into romance.

Spilled Poison - Erin O'Quinn - Aidan Undercover
Spilled Passion

Word Count: 29539

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A mystery to make the Queen blush... With the Queen due for her annual visit to nearby Balmoral Castle, Aidan Williamson has been transformed overnight from a constable into an undercover detective. He’s managed to emerge from his first case (Where There’s Smoke) with only a bullet wound and a few other scars no one can see. This time around, he’s in the close company of three murder suspects—a writer’s publicist, a widowed husband, and a hot Scot who’s their paid guide. And this time he has two assets. One is his old constable partner Mike Murphy, mad Irishman. The other is Logan, another smoking-hot Scot, who always seems to catch Aidan off guard but always has his back. At the Widow’s House of Queen Victoria on a lake in the Highlands…and in his own private life…there’s a smoldering deep fury at work, and Aidan’s determined to get to the bottom of it.

Deep Fury - Erin O'Quinn - Aidan Undercover
Deep Fury

Word Count: 30081

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Aidan Williamson, just another Police Scotland constable in a tiny Highlands hamlet, is plucked from his routine life into a case of murder most foul. Still wincing from the wounds of a recent separation, Aidan keeps his emotional life tucked in his trousers, out of sight, until he encounters Kenneth Logan—a man in self-isolation at Devil’s Point. There’s a secret buried in those soul-deep eyes. How long before the rookie detective gives in to his almost sensual attraction to all that’s profoundly mystifying? And who will survive the killing field in a place Scots call The Demon’s Penis?

Where There's Smoke - Erin O'Quinn - Aidan Undercover
Where There's Smoke

Word Count: 66932

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A disgraced Scot...a misplaced Quaker (The Renegade and the Runaway 2) This sequel to Unkilted finds a young Quaker-trained man and a bitter Highland outlaw together again, and not by their own design. They meet again on a Dutch trader sailing to the king’s colonies—uncharted land even more wild than Scotland’s daunting Highlands. David is on a mission to the British-occupied colonies to find his true father, a well-known frontiersman. Grier is searching for his aunt, abducted twelve years earlier, held somewhere on the coast of North Carolina. Back in Edinburgh, Iain spins his quiet web to reunite with his beloved wife. More than seeking family members, the two younger men are searching for something they may find only when they finally understand themselves, and each other. Can a naive, scholarly youth cope with life on the high seas—and become a force against a killer? Will a deeply angry man ever forget that the man he most desires bears the name of his sworn enemy?  Slow-burn romance ~ Slow reveal ~ Family secrets ~ Action and Adventure ~ Humor

Unbroken - Erin O'Quinn - The Renegade and the Runaway

Word Count: 62681

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A disgraced Scot... a misplaced Quaker (The Renegade and the Runaway 1) Gregory MacGregor is a Highlander, a moody, angry outlaw who has reasons for calling himself Grier Black. The British crown has taken his clan name, his tartan, his dagger, and his very honor. His mission in life is one of lawless rebellion. Iain Stewart is Grier’s uncle, a man who has lost both his brother and his beloved wife. He lives apart from his family in the tall dark city of Edinburgh, where he follows his wits and instincts to help the survival of his clan On the eve of a revolution, David Campbell, son of a Colonial American printer, falls afoul of occupying Redcoats. He runs straight into the hands of a ship’s captain and a lecherous opportunist. Weeks later, he finds himself in a place of peril far from home, surrounded by strangers who despise all Campbells. …And all hell breaks loose before heaven can intervene. Unkilted is a slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers tale with a few twists and wynds along the way. A sequel titled Unbroken is in progress

Unkilted - Erin O'Quinn - The Renegade and the Runaway

Word Count: 60634

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Old crimes, new devils To some men, peril is a turn-on. What is it about danger that arouses these men? This time around, bigger-than-life Scot Rory Drummond and smoke-eyed cop Alex Dominguez find more than enough to keep them aroused. When Rory and Alex find their ideal getaway—a remote aerie in the Highlands—they also find a few devils have poked leathery wings into their heaven in the form of kidnapping, extortion, and murder most foul. On the trail of a missing man, they find a Jacobite tower hiding clues to recent violence…a 300-year-old elbow of the devil…and a graveyard whose crumbling bones cover old secrets worth killing for.

Sleeping With Danger - Erin O'Quinn - Nevada Highlander
Sleeping with Danger

Word Count: 60474

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Each man must return—whether he wants to or not. Ireland and Britannia, 433 AD. Four warriors return to a place ten years burned into their past, along with a fifth wheel who seems to have no business at all running with the big dogs… The secret lovers Gristle and Wynn leave the relative safety of Derry in northern Ireland to seek a very bad man near the Wall of Hadrian, where both of them once led separate lives. Tristus, a priest-in-training, leaves the monastery of then-Bishop Patrick to help a brother who does not want his help. The high king’s wise man Dubthach joins them all, traveling to the land where he sired his only son and left in sorrow. And the fifth man? His name is Xan and he’s infatuated with the would-be monk. Nothing, even fear and deceit, can stop him from following the trail of a desirable man…

Warrior, Come Again - Erin O'Quinn - Iron Warrior
Warrior, Come Again

Word Count: 82298

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: “You are only a prisoner when you surrender.” The second novel in The Iron Warrior series continues the edgy pairing of Gristle and Wynn. The former soldier's young lover has been too shamed to admit he’d been raped when he’d been ambushed and almost killed by two villainous druids. Throughout a series of adventures, the men are kept from a healthy partnership by Wynn’s harboring his secret and by Gristle’s own jealousies and superstitions. The two lovers find adventures both perilous and humorous in their trip from Derry to the seacoast of Ireland, then on to Wales and finally to Tara, the scene of Wynn’s recent capture. Into the uneasy relationship steps another warrior…Dub, the Wise Man (Ollamh) of the high king of Ireland, who had befriended and healed Wynn in the earlier book. Weakened by jealousy, the unconquerable Gristle lowers his guard, and he is savagely attacked. Now Wynn must join with his old mentor Dub in trying to save his life. And even if Gristle can be saved, how can the lovers ever be happy under the shroud of suffocating jealousy and buried shame?

Warrior, Stand Tall - Erin O'Quinn - Iron Warrior
Warrior, Stand Tall

Word Count: 94581

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A man too hard to love, and the men who love him. Gristle is a former Roman soldier who has forsaken any relationship with a man since being abandoned by beautiful young Tristus ten years ago near the Wall of Hadrian. Now in Ireland as one of a group of emigrants at the monastery of St. Patrick in Armagh, he discovers the sensual pony trainer Wynn, half his age, is deeply attracted to him. In spite of Gristle’s resolution to forsake the lure of sex, he seduces Wynn. The result is a burst of passionate encounters between them. Arriving in sacred Tara, where he is one of the mounted guard protecting Bishop Patrick during the Samhain festival, he is stricken to find that Wynn, too, has deserted him—just as he finds Tristus again after ten years, now a changed man. Ironically, neither of these men has willingly abandoned Gristle. Tristus’ disappearance from his watch one night a decade ago has instilled an immutable sorrow in Gristle's deep subconscious. And now Wynn, unknown to Gristle, is taken by nasty-minded druids, leaving him devastated by a loss he cannot rationally deal with. Told from three different POVs, the story revolves around the complex relationship among these three men. The novel deals with Gristle’s finding, rejecting, and finally trying to accept a kind of love into his parched heart.

Warrior, Ride Hard - Erin O'Quinn - Iron Warrior
Warrior, Ride Hard

Word Count: 56782

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: History says a famous villain died on the gallows on October 1, 1788. But what is the real story? And how do two contemporary men fit into this re-telling of history? M/M erotica wrapped in mystery The reticent undercover detective Thomas Fitzgerald is already deeply in love…with a man who has just met him in an “alternate reality.” Tight-lipped and uptight as he is, a confession is out of the question. And Burns, not quite the same man he fell in love with, is afraid that his caped hero may misunderstand his own “insta-love.” How can two stubborn men find that elusive connection between then and now? This is where time-travel, enters the story—a unique wynd in Edinburgh becomes the bridge that connects past, present and even perhaps the future. Follow two lovers across a bridge spanning more than two centuries as they struggle to reconcile not just the convenient lies of history, but also the truth about their own conflicted relationship. This full novel is the conclusion to the six-novella Burns! Mystery series and can be read as a stand-alone. Please note that the title has changed, from A Rainbow Bridge.

Come Again, My Love - Erin O'Quinn - Burns Mystery
Come Again, My Love

Word Count: 39860

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: M/M erotica wrapped in mystery Thomas Fitzgerald is a blond, blue-eyed undercover detective for Police Scotland. Running from a shadowed past in his native Ireland, he meets another man who is running. The man named Burns—dark and sensuous, and secretive to a fault— is doing his best to escape the law. What happens when these two men come together? In the space of six novellas and one novel, Thomas and Burns experience lust and love, crime and punishment as they swivel from the edge of death to the verge of ecstasy. And back again. In this second box set, you will read two novellas bound tight as feathers to a bird: THE UNICORN’S SECRET: The Hunt for the Unicorn brings someone even closer to the edge of another shallow grave. THE BURNS ENIGMA: Searching for a man he thought forever lost, Thomas finds that a new lover is even better—and more imperiled— than he could ever imagine.

Burns Box Set 2 - Erin O'Quinn
Burns! Box Set 2

Word Count: 21648

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: M/M erotica wrapped in mystery When Burns walks into that good night in The Unicorn’s Secret, how will Thomas cope with the rest of his bleak existence? Is there a way these two lost souls can still find each other? Turn the clock forward…from the day before today, to the present. A tough cop and a reclusive civilian discover that an old crime and a new murder are connected. Worse, the common denominator is one of them. Thomas Fitzgerald and a “new” lover are in the shadow of a criminal, one who has set his mind on brutal revenge. The first five Burns! Mysteries tiptoed to the brink of the paranormal and finally teetered over the edge. What will happen in this mystery, as then and now and tomorrow start to merge? The enigma begins, and ends, with Burns…

The Burns Enigma - Erin O'Quinn - Burns Mystery
The Burns Enigma

Word Count: 18401

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: M/M erotica wrapped in mystery Is this the end, or merely the beginning? It’s Hogmanay… New Year’s Eve in Scotland, 2014. A chance assignment finds Thomas and Burns in a medieval castle in Stirling, on a perilous hunt for a suspected bomber. Burns’ final secret may be revealed in the resolution of this case. What happens when two unusual sleuths follow their own private mystery to its astonishing conclusion?

The Unicorn's Secret - Erin O'Quinn - Burns! Mystery
The Unicorn's Secret

Word Count: 50211

Character Identities: Gay, Questioning

Summary: Mending fences, chasing dreams Brew Lloyd, openly gay, has come back to his hometown of Noble, Nevada to live in his parents’ home while they travel to see his dying uncle for the last time. Since graduation he’s been gone four years, avoiding his gay-hating father who now maneuvers him into securing a summer job at The Chase, a ranch owned by a friend . There Brew finds himself face to face with an old fantasy—the rancher’s son Chase, former football hero at the local high school. For his part, Chase has struggled with his sexuality for years. Even though hugely popular in school, he’s shunned the dating life in favor of staying on the ranch. Unable to come to terms with his frequent fantasies of a young man he’d secretly admired in high school, he pours his energies into his ranch work. When he sees Brew again after six years, he’s at last forced to confront his hot desire for the glib guy who’s not shy about his own sexual preference. As these two young men get closer, two other men stand in the way. The first is a crooked federal agent. The other is Brew’s lawyer father, who could never guess that his own son is having an affair with an ex-football player.  

The Chase - Erin O'Quinn - Noble Dimensions
The Chase

Word Count: 49135

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Love hurts… Rick Hendrickson is a drifter who stops in the hick town of Noble, Nevada, hoping to find a job. One night in a bar his delft-blue eyes reach out and snag young Tony Grazzo like barbed wire. Hometown boy Tony, home from college, is ducking a suffocating relationship with a girl. When he and Rick find themselves in a dumpy roadside motel room, on a swaybacked bed …blue eyes and tight Levi’s come together. Their affair is fast and unrestrained, in spite of Tony’s awkward naivete and Rick’s shrouded history. Each begins to think life is pretty damn good. But the past of both men fractures their present life together. What happens to put one behind bars, while the other runs? And if love hurts this bad, can it also heal?

Noble, Nevada - Erin O'Quinn - Noble Dimensions
Noble, Nevada

Word Count: 19162

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Hugh McPherson, son of a Nevada rancher, goes to Scotland in search of his family roots. Fate brings him to the castle door of oversized, cranky Graeme Guthrie. After getting off on the wrong, er, boot…the men find something about each other to delve into more deeply. But fate can be a cruel matchmaker. What happens to make Hugh and Graeme careen off each other and run in opposite directions, just when they seem to be on the verge of solving a centuries-old mystery, one that centers on both of them? Finding the Loch Ness monster…a gay romance-fantasy novella.

Cowboys & Kilts - Erin O'Quinn
Cowboys and Kilts

Word Count: 60711

Character Identities: Gay, Questioning

Summary: Gay retro with a twist Even after three Gaslight Mystery novels—on the first anniversary of their meeting—uptight, closeted Simon is still more out of than into Michael’s bed. And now a thin but attractive man emerges from the smoke of the gay pub Paddy’s. It’s Dashiell Hammett. And he’s not there for an autograph signing. His presence is the catalyst for a profound change in the lives of both 1920s private eyes as they face Mafia bootleggers, careless revolvers, and the dead end of their ever-edgy partnership. Hammett’s unexpected arrival forces the PIs to work apart. Simon, jealous of the man’s ties with his sometime-lover, must act alone to track down a group of dedicated criminals. Michael, remembering his uneasy past with the hollow-chested operative, barely manages to keep his wits after discovering the disappearance of his partner. A year to develop…a day to destroy. What will happen to the private eye duo of Michael and Simon? The fourth of the Gaslight Mystery novels

Thin as Smoke - Erin O'Quinn - Gaslight Mysteries
Thin as Smoke

Word Count: 60135

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Gay retro with a twist The time is 1923, and the place is a fantasy city in Ireland. Two unlikely men have formed a partnership: good-natured Michael, who keeps a serious secret; and sulky Simon, who has plenty of reasons to be angry at the world. Michael has stalked the standoffish Simon from the beginning, and Simon has consistently rebuffed him...yet not enough for Michael to give up a dedicated pursuit of the handsome investigator. As private eyes, the men have a case to solve: to find more than a score of stolen paintings, and especially one small valuable work of art worth more than all the others. But the case grows more complex the deeper they look into it. Soon Michael and Simon find themselves searching not just for a thief, but for a city-wide ring of criminals. And the closer they get to the paintings, the closer they find themselves to a killer. Into this mix steps a man named Moshe—a pesky, secretive, nosy man who is nevertheless a brilliant investigator himself. He gives both the men fits, burrowing like a tick into their very private affairs, so close they have a hard time evading him. Can the PIs solve a series of crimes and take care of the interfering Moshe, while driving their own intense relationship all the way to the bone? The third of the Gaslight Mystery novels

To the Bone - Erin O'Quinn - Gaslight Mysteries
To the Bone

Word Count: 61654

Character Identities: Gay, Questioning

Summary: Gay retro with a twist Something about Simon Hart’s new PI partner Michael McCree—not to mention his secret vocation—invites trouble. Simon finds himself sparring with shadows: in the hidden bedrooms of a roaring twenties version of a gay bar…as a chained wall decoration in the flat of a thief and sexual deviant…as the quarry in a deadly confrontation in an exhibitionist’s bed…and finally in a sewer tunnel beneath the streets of a 1923 city somewhere in Ireland. Above all, Simon is sparring with the shadow of his own secret urges. Michael will not allow him to turn away from a kind of private investigation of which he has not even dreamed, until now. Follow a fastidious, surly investigator and his randy yet secretive partner through the very cracks in a city of gaslights and vintage motorcars, into a hidden homosexual culture, as both men find themselves sparring with shadows. Second of the 5 Gaslight Mystery novels

Sparring With Shadows - Erin O'Quinn - Gaslight Mysteries
Sparring with Shadows

Word Count: 59357

Character Identities: Gay, Questioning

Summary: Gay retro with a twist Two unlikely men meet in 1923 Ireland. Michael McCree seems to be a newspaperman, running from a past in Boston. He’s a lover of men and a drinker of whiskey, and yet one with some surprising depths and one huge secret. Simon Hart is a surly, angry, altogether closeted and touch-me-not fellow, a Cambridge-educated private investigator whose business partner has been murdered. He meets Michael in a newspaper shop when turning in an obit notice. They clash. Fisticuffs fly. And before Simon knows what’s happened, he’s gained a new flat-mate, a new business partner, and a wanna-be lover. It’s the “wanna-be” that drives the present story…and all that follow. First of the 5 Gaslight Mystery novels.

Heart to Hart - Erin O'Quinn - Gaslight Mystery
Heart to Hart

Word Count: 82237

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: M/M erotica wrapped in mystery Thomas Fitzgerald is a blond, blue-eyed undercover detective for Police Scotland. Running from a shadowed past in his native Ireland, he meets another man who is running. The man named Burns—dark and sensuous, and secretive to a fault— is doing his best to escape the law. What happens when these two men come together? In the space of six novellas and one novel, Thomas and Burns experience lust and love, crime and punishment as they swivel from the edge of death to the verge of ecstasy. And back again. In this first box set, you will find these four unique novellas: BURNS TOO DEEP: An undercover cop encounters a very desirable man who’s running from the law. THE DUNDEE LAW: The men step far too close to a shallow grave, on an ancient burial mound in Dundee. RED, RED ROSE: Under the roof in a gabled Victorian house in Edinburgh lie old crimes and new desires. THE DEVIL IN FALKIRK: The men spiral apart, felled by the devil of distrust and misunderstanding. (former title A Kilted Christmas)

Burns Box Set - Erin O'Quinn - Thomas
Burns! Box Set 1

Word Count: 14693

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: M/M erotica wrapped in mystery The holidays are too damn close to pull a cop away from duty. For a hard-nosed undercover cop, love is a rare treasure to bring out when he can, to polish off, and to tuck away for a time when he’s not tracking the bad guys. But the enigmatic, sultry Burns is not a man to wait until Thomas has a day off. It’s all about kilts and commitment for detective sergeant Thomas Fitzgerald and his lover, the mysterious scholar Burns. Meeting in a place of monster horses, the men track down a lawbreaker while taking their love affair to a new level. Can these men’s love survive the physical distance—and the more subtle, more challenging differences—between the two of them? It’s a matter of clashes and kilts, as a cop and a scholar collide in a storm of distrust...and then spiral apart, felled by the devil of misunderstanding.

The Devil in Falkirk - Erin O'Quinn - Burns Mystery
The Devil in Falkirk

Word Count: 25166

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: M/M erotica wrapped in mystery A solitary Irish detective and a reclusive Scottish academician…hardly a match made in heaven. Blond and dark, yin and yang, perhaps even angel and devil.  In fact, sometimes Thomas Fitzgerald wonders whether the mysterious Burns is a figment of his lonely nights, a creature evolved from an idealized portrait of the poet Robert Burns. Real or not, the university teacher-curator teams up with him to solve a murder involving a Celtic burial site in Dundee and a voice from Scotland’s bloody past. Join two unusual sleuths at the ancient mound called “The Dundee Law” as two men merge their talents, and more. Much more.

The Dundee Law - Erin O'Quinn - Burns Mystery
The Dundee Law

Word Count: 24264

Character Identities: Gay


M/M erotica wrapped in mystery
Two men, opposites in every way, have somehow found each other. The attraction between blond detective Thomas Fitzgerald and the sable-haired “Professor Burns” is instant and all-consuming. Even cops and scholars take a holiday. When they bridge the physical distance between themselves and finally spend time together on Burns' own turf, Thomas finds that his mysterious “poet” is a shadow behind another shadow. There’s something about Burns’ past that hangs on him like a shroud. Always a cop, Thomas cannot help looking past his lover’s charms, delving into the heart of him. What he finds is chilling. A tight-lipped Irish cop and an enigmatic Scot come together in a place of sorrow and hidden passion. Can a “red, red rose” from a poet named Burns solve the unknowable mystery of love itself?

Red, Red Rose - Erin O'Quinn - Burns Mystery
Red, Red Rose

Word Count: 21991

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: M/M Erotica wrapped in mystery. Close-mouthed CID Detective Thomas Fitzgerald has just finished a harrowing case. He’s traveling the highway between Arbroath and Dundee, Scotland. Now all he wants to do is return to his flat, strip down and soak before catching a good night’s sleep. But a stranger on the side of the road changes everything. The quiet Scot named Burns is a puzzle—a dark-haired, sensuous enigma whose harmless invitation to a drink he decides to accept. Before the next twelve-hour phase of the moon has come and gone, the lives of both of them will change profoundly. Both men are hoarding a secret, trying to escape. Can they stop running long enough to find each other?

Burns Too Deep - Erin O'Quinn - Burns Mystery
Burns Too Deep

Word Count: 60628

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A Scot, a cop, and a killer…at a point of no return. “This is my bedroom for a while. Hunter’s Point. So point your dick here and hunt for me.” Alex has raised his flag of independence right there on the grounds of Castle Drummond. And laird Rory, arse-over-bollocks in love, struggles to understand the outlook of a mate who wants no prize he can offer—nothing but his own large, gruff, perpetually aroused self. As Scotland is about to pass a same-sex marriage bill, two headstrong men have their own problems to solve: a case of murder, a coming to terms with a troubled past, and a possible long-term commitment to each other, even in the face of a third man who apparently would love to end their torrid affair. Rory and Alex follow murder clues from the lighthouse complex on Montrose Promontory to one of Scotland’s most prestigious prep schools…while a killer, not content with one victim, waits in a place none would suspect. A gay erotic romance suspense/mystery, Book 3 of the Nevada Highlander series.

Hunter's Point - Erin O'Quinn - Nevada Highlander
Hunter's Point

Word Count: 60156

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Scottish high crimes and sexy misdemeanors… The Kilt Complex finds former state trooper Alex Dominguez out of his element—on the shore of a distant sea, far from the comfort of his Nevada mountains, guilt-plagued for rejecting the bed of his handsome lover. Castle laird Rory, whose life mantra has always been cum and go, is uncharacteristically flustered by his own deepening feelings for dark-eyed Alex. The singular act of Alex’s moving out of the castle seems to spark both men to come to terms with their intense love affair. Can each of them overcome deep-seated guilt and build a solid relationship on the hot coals of desire? Tracking the story of a lost dog, the men become enmeshed in a deadly chain of events. From the perilous cliffs on the North Sea to the grounds of the Scottish Parliament, and from the luxury of a millionaire’s digs to the rude oak barrels of a native fisherman, Rory and Alex find they must finally confront their complex feelings for each other in order to survive the trap of a killer. Second of the Nevada Highlander Series

The Kilt Complex - Erin O'Quinn - Nevada Highlander
The Kilt Complex

Word Count: 60506

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Who's on whose tail? For some men, love comes hard. But deceit comes even harder. A Scottish castle laird decides to attend a big game hunt in the mountains of Eastern Nevada. His covert, and reluctant, babysitter is a governor-appointed state trooper. The exuberant Rory Drummond needs no protector. He is a trained hunter, in addition to having several other entertaining skills. The state trooper Alex Dominguez is reserved, shrouding his past—even from himself—out of a need to seal off old memories. Inevitably, the men find each other irresistible, and soon certain sparks begin to affect both of them. As the attraction between them grows, so does their sense of commitment to each other. Only one thing stands in the way of a mature relationship…Alex’s fear of telling Rory his secret assignment. The tension between his sense of duty and his newfound passion is a factor which threatens to tear them apart once the truth is known. And the facts must eventually come out. What will happen when the hunter finds he's being spied on, thousands of miles from home?And what will the trooper do when his cover is, ah, blown?

Nevada Highlander - Erin O'Quinn - Nevada Highlander
Nevada Highlander