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Abhorrence

Abhorrence

Marco May

Art is a spineless Christian who's been bullied at school for being a dork and treated poorly by his devout parents for being gay. He can't seem to defend himself no matter how hard he tries, especially because he believes God wouldn't like it. He's relieved to graduate high school, and he plans to move out of his parents' house to a toxic-free environment. It's the one escape route he clings to.

In what first seems like a stroke of good luck for once, Art meets Cole at a restaurant while Cole waits his table, and they hit it off rather quickly. They swap numbers and plan to meet up later on, only for it to be the last that they see each other.

Soon after, Art encounters someone he knows very well who changes his life for the worst, and Art tries to end his life after the incident. His parents don't believe him when he tells them what happened, nor do they support his mental health. Therefore, he feels he has no choice but to leave as soon as possible. Little does he know, Cole—the one guy he thought he'd never see again—could end up becoming more important than he ever imagined.

But will Art open up and give Cole a chance?

Publisher's note: This novel contains "off-page" sexual assault, suicidal ideation, and a suicide attempt.

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L.I.F.E.

L.I.F.E.

L.I.F.E. #1

Felyx Lawson

Rider Williams is your typical high school student. He has classes, hangs with friends, plays video games, writes for the school paper, plays guitar, collects comics, and is gay. Okay, so he’s not your typical high school student.

Rider is trying to finish his senior year of high school while struggling to accept himself and hide his secret. It’s difficult and he might have succeeded if not for two challenges in his way. The first, an assignment about the one thing he doesn’t understand and hasn’t experienced: love. The other, Cameron Walker, a transfer student who looks like a stereotypical jock, but seems to be so much more.

Can Rider survive the weight of his secret?

It’s only the start of the school year but Rider already knows L.I.F.E. isn’t as easy as it seems.

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L.I.F.E. is published by Deep Hearts YA, the young adult imprint of Deep Desires Press. For more information on Deep Hearts YA, please click here to visit the website.

Wolf Heart

Wolf Heart

Dorian Flynn

It’s been years since Elias has seen his childhood rival and friend Julian. The last time they were together, Elias kissed him, sending Julian running away. And by morning, he was gone. Since then, Elias has kept his secret close to his chest, hoping Julian would do the same.

But Julian is back now, and simultaneously a string of mysterious animal attacks have struck the town, rousing superstitions about a Beast that swept through before Elias was even born. A Beast that was only stopped by Elias’s grandmother.

Elias may have been keeping his own secret, but as he and Julian reconnect, what secrets will he discover about Julian’s family…or his own?

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Struck: The Lightning Project

Struck: The Lightning Project

The Lightning Project #1

Victoria Kinnaird

Ethan Thorn is a lot of things. The heroic type isn’t one of them.

A hacker with a tendency to self-isolate too much, Ethan is desperate for something different in life, something more exciting than the sleepy town of Orchard Side. Being “Struck” and waking up in a secret government facility in a New York skyscraper certainly wasn’t what he had in mind.

Against his will, he’s now part of The Lightning Project, a government program to turn average teens into crime-fighting superheroes. As much as Ethan hates it, there’s one thing he secretly loves about it: Adam, the project leader. He’s a sweet, shy, boy-next-door type, certainly not someone Ethan should be interested in. Nonetheless, Ethan finds himself drawn to Adam.

Faced with a devastating secret from The Lightning Project’s past, Ethan comes up against the most difficult choice of his entire life. Does he take his place as a member of the team, accept his destiny as a superhero, and bury the part of him that questions authority at every turn? Or does he go back to the life he hated in Orchard Side?

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A Gay Polyester High School Romance 2

A Gay Polyester High School Romance 2

S.W. Ballenger

It's 1973 and fifteen-year-old Shawn Stuart is looking forward to the two best Christmas presents he could ever ask for—spending the holidays with his boyfriend and a visit from his lookalike cousin Will.

For Will, this holiday visit to Shawn’s family is a much-needed break from his work on the family farm. It’s a chance to get to know his cousin better and to just relax by the pool at Shawn’s fancy house.

But tragedy strikes and Shawn and Will go in search of a long-buried family secret that will forever change both their lives. As they get closer to the truth, they start to realize that seeking that answer will only raise new questions, questions that no one wants to answer.

As the secret unravel, Shawn’s love for his boyfriend is strengthened, but Will’s faith in love is questioned. For Will, his solace may be found in Weston, a mysterious boy who’s suffered his own tragedy.

This is a journey of love, friendship, and discovering that even in tragedy, there is hope.

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One Task

One Task

The Warrior and The King

Geneva Gordon

Tig is a woman of many talents. Her proficiency at martial arts has gained her celebrity status, she’s a former special operative, and she’s looking to ride the wave of her popularity and land a career in film.

None of this, however, fully prepares her for when she is transported to the distant past in the strange land of Moregane.

In this new land, she is given one task: kidnap Simon Lassiter, the King’s brother, and return him to Moregane for execution.

If she completes it, she gets to go home and return to her normal life. If she fails, she dies.

Determined to regain her life, she again finds herself unprepared when she develops feelings for her target. And the questions she asks herself could change her life forever. Is there a future for her and Simon in Moregane? Could she give up returning home in order to be with him?

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The Prince in Flames

The Prince in Flames

An Elements of Desire Novella

Minna Louche

Galen is a prince returning home from a failed marriage arrangement when he receives word that his father, the king, has died. Hundreds of miles from home, Galen finds himself in peril as another seeks to end his life and claim the throne for themselves.

Having no other choice, Galen makes a pact with a demon, one that will bind them to the end. But the lustful Oso’s help comes with a price, one that will stoke the embers of intimacy and awaken a love in Galen that he had long kept hidden.

As he fights for the throne, Galen also fights the fires of passion that consume him as he falls into Oso’s forbidden yet undeniable desire.

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The Shocking Adventures of Jewish Lightning #1 The San Francisco Snatch

The Shocking Adventures of Jewish Lightning

#1 The San Francisco Snatch

Kitty Knish

It's 1917, and people are disappearing all over San Francisco. But fear not because Jewish Lightning is here to save the day! Yes, Jewish Lightning who can manipulate the mighty flow of electrons to her will. While our boys are overseas fighting the Kaiser, Jewish Lightning along with her wise-cracking sidekick, The Knish Kid, fight in the name of freedom, justice, and sisterhood.

The Davening Duo face off against enemies like the greedy Golden Gelt, the hot-headed Mazel Tov Cocktail, and even a jilted leather-bounded ex-roommate in order to solve the string of kidnappings. Can our heroes bring these villains to justice or will they succumb to their evil plot? Will Jewish Lightning’s and the Knish Kid's relationship survive these new trials?

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Misled by a Monster

Misled by a Monster

Marco May

When Mitch meets twin brothers, Stan and Wes, the experience becomes a howling one when Mitch learns he isn’t quite human. Will he be stuck on a situation he’ll regret for the rest of his life, or is there hope for a better life that makes room for a better man?

Mitch has never quite fit in. He’s always felt...different somehow, though he could never put his finger on it. When he meets Stan, a strange and mysterious man, he feels an instant attraction and like someone finally truly understands him.

The allure of Stan is so powerful and all-consuming that Mitch soon packs up and leaves everyone behind to move in with Mitch in his rural community. But once ensconced there and separated from everything he used to know, Stan changes. And Mitch is trapped. And there are strange things going on around him...otherworldly things.

Stan’s twin brother Wes seems to be Mitch’s only hope of escape—and of love. For where Stan is evil, Wes is good. Will Mitch be stuck in misery with Stan? Or is there hope for him and happiness with Wes?

The secrets soon spill and the truth comes out. And the most shocking revelation of all for Mitch? He might not be quite human himself.

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Dark Christmas Magic

Dark Christmas Magic

The Quest for Krampus

A Yuletide Knights Novel

Johnny Miles

When Kris Kringle and his soulmate, Bucket the Elf, set out to find who is kidnapping their fellow Magicals, they discover that Krampus, an ancient evil, threatens not just their happily ever after, but the very existence of earth.

Someone is kidnapping Magicals. Kris Kringle and his soulmate, Bucket the Elf, are determined to find out why. Only then can they spend the rest of their lives together. But first they must find a suitable candidate to take over the mantle of Santa Claus. They find Griffin Kloss in the backwoods of North Carolina and realize they must get to him quickly.

Someone else is after Griffin and it’s not his former boyfriend, Jackson Frost. Whomever is after Griffin doesn’t want him for his good looks.

Putting themselves at risk, Kris and Bucket, together with Griffin, Old Man Winter, and members of The Wild Hunt, travel to the Ninth Realm, in search of answers. There, in a dark and dismal place, they discover that Krampus, an ancient evil once thought dead, is still alive and at large. Now, they must join forces to battle demons and the menace that threatens not just their happy-ever-after, but the very existence of Earth Realm.

Publisher's Note: This book contains a scene of sexual violence.

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