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CEMETERIES BY MOONLIGHT

Release Date: January 18, 2017

When a serious bout of writer’s block threatens to delay mystery author Drew Daniels’s newest book, his aunt offers her New Orleans apartment in the heart of the French Quarter as a writing retreat. She neglects to mention that it’s occupied by the enigmatic and sexy Finn Murphy, a cemetery tour guide with a penchant for Victorian attire and a Cajun accent.

A body discovered in an open crypt forces reclusive Drew to deal with Finn’s eccentric group of friends and his underlying attraction to the hot Cajun—despite warnings about Finn’s violent past. Drew might write this stuff, but he’s never had to solve a real-life murder. With a deadline looming and a killer on the loose, this retreat is proving to be anything but helpful for Drew’s novel. Drew can only hope he won’t end up a tragic tale for the Ghostly Legends & Lore, Inc. haunted tour.

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

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COWBOY THERAPY

Release Date: October 11, 2015

Bullied during childhood family vacations at a dude ranch, Jude has steered clear of cowboys, horses, and anything reminding him of those dreadful summers. So when his best friend drags him to an equine therapy ranch to see about enrolling her autistic son, Jude’s forced to face his fears — particularly a tall, rugged, and undeniably sexy cowboy named Wyatt. Jude never asked for help, but Wyatt may be just the kind of therapy he needs.

This story appears in the anthology, Cowboy Roundup edited by Drew Hunt, available in e-book and print formats.

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DON’T WAKE ME UP

Release Date: July 16, 2015

At fifteen Shane McCarthy fell in love at first sight with the stylish, successful, and absolutely perfect Mason Richards. At twenty-four not much has changed. Unfortunately, Shane’s anxiety, insecurity, and fear of losing his new job keep him from acting on his feelings for Mason, now the Vice President of the company. But when a simple thank you note throws Shane into Mason’s world, dreams turn into reality, forcing both of them to decide what is truly important in their lives.

Written for the Love is An Open Road event from Goodreads M/M Romance Group.

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WAKING UP IN VEGAS

Release Date: June 20, 2015

Officer Reed Weston has come to expect the unexpected during the graveyard shift in the City of Sin. But this time, it’s Reed’s partner who throws him for a loop, using him as bait to get a drunk Midwesterner safely back to his hotel. Reed goes along with his partner’s plan only because he’s too tired to argue, not because the attractive lawbreaker is easy on his weary eyes.

After waking up hung-over and ashamed of his behavior (the little that he remembers), Grant Carroll wants to make amends. Partying until he literally drops just to forget his no-good ex is not who he is at all. Treating the gruff officer that escorted him home to an apology lunch, Grant soon realizes Reed has everything his ex doesn’t―compassion, intelligence, and gigantic biceps.

Gambling has never been either of their strong suits, but taking a risk on each other may come with the best payoff yet.

Part of “Summer Bigger Than Others – A Summer Anthology” from Beaten Track Publishing.

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THE COURAGE TO HEAL

Release Date: May 17, 2015

Former U.S. Army Sergeant Wade Carter returned from Afghanistan a broken man. Permanently injured and weighed down with PTSD, his scars run deeper than flesh and bone. When his regular physical therapist is taken ill, the sexy replacement doctor has Wade wishing he’d touch much more of his body than his busted leg.

Dr. Jesse Okenah isn’t a beginner when it comes to working with veterans, but his new patient stirs up feelings that go beyond professional. It’s Wade’s wounded soul, more than his mangled leg, that needs TLC in order for him to live a healthy, fulfilling life again. Jesse just needs to figure out how to deliver that care to the stubborn vet without crossing a line – and losing his heart.

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AN ANGEL IN EYELINER

Release Date: December 1, 2014

All Mitch wants for Christmas is a quiet holiday free from grief. Patching up the target of a mugging in the back alley of his bar seems to throw that wish right out into the cold Chicago night. But the tatted, pierced, and skinny-jean wearing Keller Graham is fearless and proves to be more than a pair of icy blue eyes lined in black. Keller may be a thief, but Mitch never expected him to steal his lonely heart.

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This story is part of the Boughs of Evergreen Holiday Anthology.

Boughs of Evergreen is a two-volume collection of short stories celebrating the holiday season in all its diversity. Penned by authors from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, these are tales of the young and the not-so-young from many different walks of life.

Themes of family, friendship and romance take readers on a journey through some of the major holidays, both past and present, including Thanksgiving, Advent, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Eid, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Yule, Christmas and New Year. In each we find at the very least hope, and often love, peace and happiness.

Proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization [USA] providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. For more information, visit: www.thetrevorproject.org.

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A THOREAU AFFAIR

Former English professor, Dr. Lane Stevens, retired to the quiet seclusion of Tahoe to write his books. He never expected the one student he can’t forget to seek him out and make a startling confession.

Written for the Love’s Landscape’s event from Goodreads M/M Romance Group.

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DELIVERY OR DESTINY

Original Release Date: May 21, 2014

IT geek Sean Barlow lusts after the dreamy UPS guy who charms the ladies in his office with his roguish smile and sinful brown shorts. He couldn’t be more out of Sean’s league, even if by some miracle he was gay. But when a freak power outage finds Sean trapped in the elevator with his uniformed hunk, he learns first-hand that you can’t judge a UPS guy by the size of his package.

This story is a revised and revamped version of “What Can Brown Do For You?” Coming soon to all your favorite retailers.

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WORKS IN PROGRESS

Novellas

Tentative Title: Mayhem By Midnight (#2 in the Ghostly Legends & Lore, Inc. Series)

Novels

Tentative Title: The Millionaire’s Man-Maid Mess (Dreamspinner Desire Submission 2017)

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Tentative Title: Two If By Sea (Book I in the Wakefield House Series)

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Tentative Title: Rhapsody in Blues (Book 1 in the Charleston Series)

“The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning.” ~ John Lee Hooker

Deeply in debt, Kyle needs his historic, family-owned blues bar to turn a profit by the end of the year, or close the club for good. When Kyle’s best friend books bad-boy rock star Nathan Everett for the club, the money starts rolling in, and it seems there’s light at the end of a very dark tunnel. But will Nathan’s infamous antics tarnish the bar’s cherished family reputation?

Nathan Everett is working hard to mend his wild ways. Singing the blues at an historical, downtown Charleston bar seems like just the thing to start turning his career around. Sexy, understated bar owner Kyle seems like just the kind of guy Nathan has been looking for all his life—but opening up to Kyle would mean opening up his private life to the world, and Nathan isn’t about to go there.

Kyle finds kind and humble Nathan a far cry from the rebellious, frat-boy mentality portrayed by the press. When a back-alley brawl between Kyle and some drunks ends up with Kyle and Nathan in a passionate clinch, the stakes are raised even higher as Nathan resists coming out in public. Must Kyle sacrifice himself for Nathan’s love or is this relationship doomed to be nothing more than a blues song?

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