South Beach Romances


GayLife.com


 

 

 

GayLife.comis a sexy comedy of manners the novel Jane Austen mighthave written-if she were a gay man living in Miami Beach at the turn of the millennium.

Brian Cohen is handsome, funny and smart, but he's never been able to get all those good characteristics together enough to score a great job or a great boyfriend. He's in his early thirties, living in the awesome gay candy store called South Beach, but he's a man without a plan.

Then his best friend Stella, a gorgeous model, hooks him up with a job helping launch a new gay web site, GayLife.com. Brian immediately develops a crush on his handsome, desirable boss, Nick Petrangelis-- but Nick's happily coupled with a supermodel of his own, Paavo, the Fabulous Finn.

Will the Internet finally connect Brian to the life he's always dreamed of? Will Nick join the line of hunky men parading through Brian's bedroom?

GayLife.comis more than just a web site--it's a fast, sexy romp on a narrow island of sand, Art Deco buildings and neon nights.

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Mi Amor


  

 

 

 

 

 

Miami Beach party planner Adam Beller is in the middle of an emergency situation when he runs into contractor Javier Marisco at the Publix on South Beach. There’s an electricity between them that only grows when Javier shows up, wearing an Armani tuxedo, at the party later that night.

Can their love survive business complications, a surprise outing, a dead body and an FBI investigation? The answer is a story that could only take place on South Beach.

After the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, Loose Id approached its authors and asked if we wanted to revisit any of our characters who might be on the road to matrimony, and I thought immediately of Adam and Javier. Four years had passed and I wanted to know what they were up to.

Javier has encouraged Adam to leave town for Harvard-- but does he still love the new, more adult Adam who returns with his MBA? Will the big venture Javier began while Adam was away be his downfall, tearing apart his relationship? And will his conservative Cuban-American parents ever condone his marriage to another man?

By the way, the title comes from a poem my friend Richard Blanco read at the opening of the US Embassy in Havana.

I incorporated this story, "The Sea Between Us," into the new, revised version ofMi Amor.

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The Catbird Seat: South Beach Romances


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In these stories, all previously published only in e-book format, men find each other and fall in love, all against a backdrop of Art Deco architecture and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.

The Catbird Seat: South Beach Romances offers a calendar full of M/M love affairs:

"Lights Out, Valentine." A hair stylist and his favorite client explore each other during a power outage.

"The Catbird Seat" African-American yacht captain Rashid meets his match in a fellow yachtie.

"Waves of Gold and Smoke" Can a guy who's been coasting through life commit to a dad with kids?

"The Six-Year Itch." A long-time couple consider their boundaries.

"Mixed-Up." A vet with PTSD has a crush on his therapist.

"Third Night." A Hanukkah story about gay men and Orthodox Judaism.

"Noche Buena." A carpenter and a take-charge executive bond while organizing a holiday party.

Also included is the novellaThe Guardian Angel of South Beach. It's a fantasy about a bodybuilder who develops super powers.

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The "Love on" series are loosely connected. I've simply listed the order in which they were written.

It's mid-May, and Manny Garcia has just graduated from Florida University (FU) with his bachelor's degree in construction management, and landed his dream job, working for handsome Walter Loredo on a warehouse project just west of downtown Miami. He's living in a condo on South Beach with two of his brothers from the gay frat at FU, Lambda Lambda Lambda.

Manny has a thing for older men, particularly construction workers, and he's got a real crush on Walter, even though he thinks the boss is straight. At first Manny's able to keep his South Beach life and his work separate. Then he runs into one of his coworkers on Lincoln Road when he is out with his roommates, and he's outed. Can he keep his job and win his boss's love?

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Love on the Web


 

Second in my "Love On" series,Love on the Webis Larry's story. Sweet-natured computer geek Larry Leavis is six-foot-six and uncomfortable in his own skin. He grew up in a low-tech family in the far reaches of South Miami-Dade County, and finally escaped to college at Florida University, and the gay frat Lambda Lambda Lambda (AKA Three Lambs.)

Larry's only salvation is his ability as a computer programmer, which leads him to a great job developing apps for a start-up on South Beach. With his career underway, it's time to consider a love life-- which quickly gets very complicated.

If only his love life could be as simple. He’s torn between two lovers – client Victor Kunin, who spins a dark web to trap him, and handsome entrepeneur Julian Argento, who has to learn to trust again before he can be Larry’s Mr. Right. It's another sexy look at the search for love and career success on South Beach.

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Love on Stage


The-ebook cover When I was writing this series, I wanted Larry's book to be the second in the series, but I got hung up on how to write it, so I moved on Gavin's book. Now that I've had the chance to review all the Loose Id books and revise them, I've moved this to where it belongs, as the third in the series. Gavin Kaczmarek is a golden boy, desired by all. But though he's handsome and talented, Gavin is drifting -- working as a barista at a funky, Fair Trade coffee shop on South Beach and modeling for print ads. But when he sings for music producer Miles Goodwin while serving his coffee, a whole new world of opportunity opens for him.

The obvious attraction between Gavin and Miles takes them to bed, and then on an adventure that leads to performance and YouTube fame--but when insecurity arises on both their parts, can their budding romance survive the summer heat and blossom, or die with the falling autumn leaves? If you liked Love on Site or the erotica collection Three Lambs, I hope you'll enjoy Gavin's story.

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Love on the Pitch


 

Fourth in my "Love On" series, this is Warren Updegrove's book. Warren first appeared in the Three Lambs book as an angry football player whom frat brother Thom Lodge has to tutorin math.

As I considered which of the characters from Three Lambs deserved his own book, I kept coming back to Warren. I've wondered for a long time about what happens to guys who reach the pinnacle they've worked for-- and then have to move on. I'm fascinated by athletes who make it to the major leagues, or compete in the Olympics, or dancers whose bodies give out. 

How do you come up with a new dream after you've achieved the goal you set for yourself, and it's over?

After losing his dream of playing in the NFL, Warren Updegrove is drifting aimlessly, supported by the affection of his best friend, math grad student Thom. Will his search love in the sports bars and playing fields of Fort Lauderdale end in the arms of sexy rugby player and former Olympian Victor— or will Warren recognize Thom waiting for him on the sidelines?

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Love on the Map


Fans of the Three Lambs anthologies may remember Eric Mueller, the veteran who returns to school at FU to complete a graduate degree in cartography. He ends up following Manny, Larry and Gavin to South Beach, but his story will take him a little farther north, to Fort Lauderdale, for the first job in his new career.

When a man whose career is making maps loses himself, where does he turn? In Eric Mueller’s case, he unwillingly must rely on his step-brother, Alexander Brittain. But Allie has his own problems—he’s disappointed his mother and Eric’s father in dozens of ways, and he can’t seem to grow up. Can these two very different men make each other change in the ways they need to, and become the lovers they’ve been destined to be since their teen years?

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Love on the Boil


Fifth in my "Love On" series, Love on the Boil is the first to deviate from the stories of the guys in my erotica collection Three Lambs. The setting on South Beach is the same, though, and I'm still writing about young guys looking for love and career success on South Beach.

What if the one who got away came back-and you had to work together to achieve your dreams?

Eddie Gonzalez and Darren Carter had a hot college romance, derailed when they graduated and went in different directions.

But now they're both on South Beach, both trying to start gourmet tea businesses. A venture capitalist forces them to collaborate-- but will their venture go up in flames just as it's heating up?

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Love on 1 - 3 The first three books in the series, available exclusively through Amazon's KINDLE UNLIMITED PROGRAM

Read Love on SiteLove on the Web and Love on Stage as one big book, and get to see Manny, Gavin and Larry all get their HEAs.