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In His Kiss


Can a single kiss change everything?

Michael Torani thinks of himself as an average seventeen-year-old — certainly not the smartest nor the most popular boy in his school. So he has no clue that his crush on the super cute but nerdy new guy Daniel Florez will soon result in their sharing a deep soul kiss — a kiss that will change Michael’s life forever. Suddenly, he's plunged into a world of FBI agents, gangster thugs, and Cuban exiles. And what's up with his brain? How come he's so much smarter than he used to be?

Just one kiss from Daniel turns Michael's world into something from the Sci-Fi Channel -- have Daniel’s brain cells been leaking into him? How's that possible? And yet he’s reading faster than he ever has before, scoring higher on school tests, and even helping his parents understand what’s wrong with his brother, the Big Mistake.

Michael's wry, funny attitude about growing up, falling in love and getting away from his parents will make you want to be his new best friend. Fans of Richelle Mead and Stephenie Meyer will fall in love with Michael and Daniel as they depend on their brains and their deep emotional connection to survive-- and maybe even graduate from high school along the way.

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Christmas Shift


A holiday special: A shape-shifting reindeer falls in love!

Love often means sacrifice-but what if you might have to give up a commitment to be one of Santa's reindeer and deliver holiday toys to kids to be with the one you love?

Peter McGuire is an EMT with a secret: he's a reindeer shifter, a Prancer on Santa's team. His holiday obligations often require him to make excuses for his absences, and even downright lie. That makes it almost impossible to develop a real relationship. But the secret isn't his alone, and if he opens up to too many people, he could destroy Christmas.

Jonny Santos is a ski bum distancing himself from being the family caregiver. He knows that his mother's MS is going to require him to devote himself to her someday, but in the meantime he's sticking to the slopes and staying single. Then a pre-Christmas hike goes wrong, and Peter is forced to shift into reindeer form in order to rescue Jonny from a wilderness trail. The sparks between them are real-but are they enough to overcome the obstacles that keep them apart? Contains Prancers, Vixens and other reindeer, and smoking hot shifter sex!

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The Russian Boy


A stolen erotic painting and the gay men who love it.

There are three Russian boys at the center of this book. Alexei Dubernin, the teenaged son of a Russian count, longs to paint like his Impressionist idols. This desire brings him in contact with the Russian maestro Fyodor Luschenko in Nice, France, in 1912, as the Russian aristocracy celebrates its last few years of prosperity on the Riviera.

Luschenko paints an erotic portrait of Alexei, called Le Jeune Homme Russe, or The Russian Boy, which is received with scandal, then acclaim.

Then, in the present day, the painting is stolen while being restored-- by another Russian boy, an art student in Paris named Dmitri Baranov. Dmitri's desperation to remain in Paris after his fellowship ends leads him into unsavory company, bringing him, and the painting, back to the Cote d'Azur, where someone is willing to stop at nothing-- including murder-- to possess this magnificent work of art.

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Hard on Dmitri's trail, and that of the painting, is his boyfriend, American art student Taylor Griffin, and Rowan McNair, a disgraced former professor of art history turned art detective. Partners change, affairs are begun and ended, and dead bodies appear with a disturbing regularity. In alternating narrations, Alexei, Dmitri, Taylor and Rowan tell the story of the painting, its theft, and a series of love affairs between older men and their younger protégés. By turns sexy, dangerous and romantic, The Russian Boy is a story of love and art that spans the ages.

You can see the images that inspired me at my Pinterest board

The Cat Who Got Married


 

 

 

Five of my favorite M/F romances -- with happy endings and cats!

Pilar is a six-toed Abyssinian cat, whose forebears lived with Ernest Hemingway at his house in Key West. When she and her owner, Ryan, move up north, they both have a hard time getting accustomed to the cold weather—until Ryan starts to get pointers from his lovely coworker, Lisa.

In true feline fashion, Pilar can’t resist sticking her six-toed paw into the budding romance between Ryan and Lisa—with charming, and sometimes surprising, results, in the first two stories in this collection.

In “The Temple of Lights,” efficiency expert Robert Lehmann discovers just how much havoc a woman can bring to his life, while the funny-naïve heroine of “You’re Pretty When You Smile, Ima Jean” goes out in search of her life and finds something she wasn’t looking for. And in the final story, “The Cat Who Ran Away,” the sleek, regal Rajah leads Susan to figure out that perhaps you really can go home again.

Men and women meet, fall in love and stumble over obstacles in these stories, but the ending is always a happy one.

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David and Jonathan: An M/M romance from the Bible


 

 

 

 

 

 

A gay love story from the Bible-- in a way you've never seen it before!

When I was looking for a Biblical verse to use in a same-sex wedding ceremony in The Same Page, the tenth of my Have Body, Will Guard adventure romances, the famous quote from the first book of Samuel in the Old Testament jumped out at me. “The soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.” (1 Samuel 18:1.)

Beautiful, right? The kind of statement that makes a romance reader and writer like me swoon. When I finished The Same Page, I was still caught up in the beauty of that phrase, and I went back to the Old Testament and began to read through the books of Samuel, looking for more about the relationship between David and Jonathan. I couldn’t understand the way the story jumped back and forth in time, so I spoke to my rabbi, who told me that the story of David is thought to have been written by a few different authors, each with his own agenda.

I decided to take the basics of that story and spin an MM romance out of it. I’d write the story of David and Jonathan the way I wanted to read it. I did my best to incorporate bits of the book of Samuel as appropriate, including a few quotes, and I tried when possible to mimic the Biblical language in the speech of the characters.

I don’t believe that the men of Jonathan and David’s time had prejudice against same-sex relationships, as long as the men involved recognized that they would need to marry women eventually and bring forth the next generation. So I delved into the sexual relationship between these two men, and I hope in doing so I’ve illuminated their story and made it accessible to romance readers.

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