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Gay Love and Other Fairy Tales

Gay Love and Other Fairy Tales

Dylan James

Jordan Ortiz decides he can no longer hide who he truly is. He’s gay.  He comes out to his family, then he comes out to everyone, and it goes well. Like, way better than he thought possible. But that’s about where it ends. There aren’t enough out gay kids at school for him to build a queer social life or even consider the possibility of dating. For now, he’s happy to be the gay bestie for his BFF, Hannah.

Benjamin Cooper is the captain of the football team and has known Jordan for almost his whole life. And he has a secret. When they won an award at the science fair in grade nine, Jordan hugged him—and that’s when Ben realized he had feelings for Jordan. As he watches Jordan come out and flower into who he is, he can’t help but feel ashamed—ashamed at what a coward he is compared to Jordan.

When a broken leg and fair-weather friends leave Ben feeling lonely on Christmas break, he spends New Year’s Eve with Jordan, just hanging out in his basement like they used to years ago. But as the countdown to midnight happens and the ball is about to drop, Ben has something else in mind. At the stroke of midnight, he kisses Jordan.

What starts with a surprise kiss leads to a year of shared secrets, hidden love, relationship troubles, and broken hearts. Through it all, one fact holds true—Jordan loves Benjamin and Benjamin loves Jordan. But is that enough to carry them through when Ben wants to stay firmly in the closet, to the very point that this might destroy what hope they have of true love?

Gay Love and Other Fairy Tales is a sweet young adult romance and will be published by our young adult imprint, Deep Hearts YA, in ebook and paperback on Tuesday, September 11, 2018!

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Gay Love and Other Fairy Tales 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.

Sexpresso

Sexpresso

Gemma Stone

Attractive coffee shop manager, Catherine Cox, has been challenged to double the sales at her London-based shop, The Coffee Station. If the business is going to survive, it needs to start making more money. The solution, she knows, is to somehow make The Coffee Station stand out against the big chain competitors.

Little does she know, her staff have been discussion strategy for a long time, and the answer doesn’t just lie with steamy espressos. Can this serious businesswoman put aside her assumptions about the market and embrace a darker side to her café’s hot roast?

What will it take to please staff and customers, and the demands of a silent partner who has more than coffee on his mind?

Sexpresso is a 18,000-word novella and was originally published as part of the Hot Roast Romance And Coffee Confessions anthology.

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Whatever It Takes

Whatever It Takes

Luna Blue

Amber, a young barista, wants nothing more in life than to open her own coffee shop. The only problem is that it takes a lot of money—money she doesn’t have. Worse, she’s in the midst of a sexual drought and the only man expressing any interest in her is Jamie, her boss, a man she absolutely despises.

And a man who has money—the kind that will allow her to pursue her dream. The only catch: she has to sleep with him.

How much will she give to bring her dream to life? And when love is in the air and her heart leads her elsewhere, how hard will it be to break free of the man who buys her soul?

Whatever It Takes is a 22,000-word novella and was originally published as part of the Hot Roast Romance And Coffee Confessions anthology.

Whatever It Takes will be released on Tuesday August 28, 2018!

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A Whole Latte Love … And Trouble

A Whole Latte Love ... And Trouble

Jessica Collins

Juliet is so over finding her Romeo...

Cute barista Juliet is on the hunt for love. Yet, it seems each new date, and potential suitor, is only another epic disaster. Ready to give up for good during one particularly bad date, an attractive yet frustratingly arrogant man intervenes to save her from the oaf she's with. But, when they part ways after the rescue, Juliet can't stop thinking about him.

But he isn't over finding her...

Austin can't get his mind off the frustrating encounter either. So much so, he decides to create an on-line dating profile for the sole purpose of talking to Juliet once again. When he finally finds her account, he'll use every trick in the book for her to agree to a date with him. Even though he can't quite explain why.

And neither is a potential stalker...

When photographs of Juliet show up at the coffee shop where she works, and then at her home, Juliet isn't sure who she can trust. Could the devastatingly handsome Austin be hiding a dark obsession? Or, could the truth be even worse ... that the person behind the camera has been hiding in plain sight.

A Whole Latte Love ... And Trouble is a 24,000-word novella and was originally published as part of the Hot Roast Romance And Coffee Confessions anthology.

A Whole Latte Love ... And Trouble releases on Tuesday August 28, 2018!

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The Good Sister

The Good Sister

Rachael Stewart

HE WASN’T HERS TO LOVE … BUT HER HEART DOESN’T CARE…

When Isla Evans agrees to switch lives with her rising star of a twin for three weeks, she has no idea the move will thrust her into the same bed as her teenage celebrity heartthrob, Bradley King. Trapped there at her sister’s request, she gives her desire free reign and finds herself falling hard and fast.

And she’s not alone.

Bradley wants a wife to tick all the boxes, save for one: love. It’s not part of the deal, never was, never will be. But when he returns home early to find his hopeful-fiancée behaving all sorts of different, he likes it. A lot. Suddenly, he wants a real marriage, with all the trimmings, and he will stop at nothing until he gets it.

But this Hollywood HEA faces one big hurdle—she’s not who he thinks she is…

The Good Sister releases on Tuesday August 21, 2018!

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The Line of Succession

The Line of Succession

The Line of Succession #1

Harry F. Rey

Andrew's dedicated his life to defending his secret lover, Prince James. But can their love survive his twin sister Princess Alexandra's schemes in the ensuing battle for the British crown?

Families are built on secrets, but when it’s the royal family, the stakes—and the secrets—can be deadly.

Fifteen years ago, Prince James’s father, Prince Richard, was killed in a mysterious helicopter crash, along with his secret Irish lover. The young James became heir to the British throne over his twin sister, Princess Alexandra.

With Queen Victoria II turning ninety, James’s personal life, now that he’s thirty, has come more into the public spotlight as he’s expected to marry and produce an heir. Known for his playboy lifestyle, he’d gladly accept that reputation to hide the truth that he’s gay and in a secret long-term relationship with his best friend and press secretary, Andrew.

His twin sister knows his secret, and plans to use it to create a scandal that will help her take the crown for herself, but her plans rely on trust, and she will soon learn her allies are not as trustworthy as she thought. Will James win his throne, while keeping the love of his life? Or will the monarchy topple in the face of naked ambition and public scandal?

The Line of Succession is a 38,000 word erotic romantic drama. If you love TV’s The Crown or The Royals, then you’ll love this deliciously sly royal drama filled with sex, secrets, and lies.

Buy The Line of Succession now and dive into a royal family of secret gay lovers, ambitious lusts for power, passions for revenge and hidden secrets that will shake the monarchy to its very core. This isn’t your real-life fairy-tale wedding; this is a royal family at war.

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Silent Hearts

Silent Hearts

Cameron D. James

A gay young man travels abroad looking for adventure and hot sex, until he meets an attractive Scotsman whose request for kisses make him realize he’s actually running away from his heart, and that gay love might actually exist.

He thought he could escape his heart by traveling far from home. But the heart will not rest when love calls to it.

Jake Coleman is young, gay and horny. He thought there could be no better way to start out his adulthood than a working visa adventure to Kyleakin, Scotland, a tiny town on the Isle of Skye. He works the overnight shift at a hostel and spends most of the daytime hours sleeping. Oh, and he gives blowjobs to pretty much any hostel guest who asks. It’s the perfect arrangement, until he meets Grant.

Grant MacLean, a very attractive Scotsman, is the first person ever to turn down Jake’s middle-of-night blowjob offer. Instead, he wants to kiss Jake, something that is simply off-limits. Grant cares for Jake in ways that remind him too much of Peter, the once-love-of-his-life who he ran away from—the very reason Jake had to escape his former life in Canada. Gay love just doesn’t exist, Jake’s father has made it all too clear. But as Jake finds himself helplessly pulled back to Grant, the way he makes him feel when their bodies are close, the way he comforts him—really cares for him—he realizes more and more it’s not love he’s running from, but himself.

Silent Hearts is a 34,000-word erotic romance novel. If you liked Love, Simon, then you’ll love this tale of a gay young man whose true barrier to love is his own self-acceptance.

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Silent Hearts releases on Tuesday, May 8, 2018!

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Finding a Keeper

Finding a Keeper

Michelle Geel

When PA Brenna Palmer meets millionaire and sexually unquenchable Gabriel Burke, her search for Mr. Right gets a lot more complicated when he makes her an offer she can’t resist.

Brenna Palmer has everything she wants in life: a dream job as a PA for the CEO at Thornsten Industries, and amazing friends. The only thing still missing is Mr. Right.

Then she stares into the mesmerizing hazel eyes of delicious Gabriel Burke, and she is hopelessly ensnared by his cocky charm. Gabe is a sexual master who knows exactly how to entice her surrender. He’s also a millionaire, a ladies’ man, and a dedicated bachelor.

Brenna resists him—there’s no way she’ll live up to the high-caliber women he pursues and she simply doesn’t have the time to reform him. But Gabe won’t give up so easily. He offers her a compromise: she can continue searching for Mr. Right, but as long as her heart remains unclaimed, she’s his to ravish.

It’s a perfect arrangement, until Mr. Right finally does come along. And when he does, Brenna finds herself in a worse predicament, since Gabe has a hold on her that she just can’t let go of.

There is no moral dilemma. She knows what the right thing is to do. It’s just … why the hell does it feel so very wrong?

Finding a Keeper is a 112,000-word novel.

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Hot Roast Romance & Coffee Confessions

"I picked it up and couldn't put it down." (review)

"All three stories are really sexy!!" (review)

"The chemistry in these stories....whoa they were smokin." (review)

Hot Roast Romance & Coffee Confessions

Jessica Collins, Luna Blue, & Gemma Stone

Brew up some hot roast romance in this sexy collection by authors Jessica Collins, Luna Blue, and Gemma Stone as each take their spin on a café romance and add in a dash of burning lust.

Do quaint coffee shops and cute baristas inspire feelings of love and lust? There’s something about the ambiance, the perfectly-crafted coffee drinks, and the slower pace of life in a café that brings out the romantic in anyone’s heart.

In this collection of three novellas, each tale offers a spin on coffee shop romance, from searching for true love to having a hot fling beneath the espresso machine—not to mention all the sexy adventures the baristas have along the way.

In A Whole Latte Love...And Trouble by award-winning author Jessica Collins, cute barista Juliet is on the hunt for love. Each new date and potential suitor is yet another disaster. And on one particularly bad date, an attractive yet frustratingly arrogant man intervenes to save Juliet from the oaf she’s with. But when they part ways after the rescue, Juliet can’t stop thinking about him. And a potential stalker doesn’t appreciate her attention being taken by the man.

You’ll also find lustful escape in Whatever It Takes by Luna Blue, the tale of Amber, a young woman who will do anything to achieve her dream of owning her own café—including sleeping with a man she despises. Or Sexpresso by Gemma Stone, an extra-steamy tale about coffee shop owner Catherine Cox and her desperate effort to reverse downward sales trends, while her staff have their own sexy ideas, including partially-see-through uniforms.

Hot Roast Romance & Coffee Confessions is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite beverage in your preferred coffee shop—and maybe, cute baristas included.

Hot Roast Romance & Coffee Confessions is a 63,000-word anthology.

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Stephanie Spicer’s Great Sexpectations: Volume Two

Stephanie Spicer's Great Sexpectations: Volume Two

Gemma Stone

Beautiful and sexually-charged Stephanie Spicer makes her mark in the corporate world in this trio of scorching hot novellas as she discovers the joys of sex both in and out of the boardroom and decides whether it will be her head or heart that settles her romantic future.

Just how much emotional heartache can a single blonde stand when her special lover is taken from her?

Beautiful creative agency director, Stephanie Spicer, is set on a collision course with romantic destiny in this second trio of red-hot erotic romance stories, Love Plus One, Soul Tattoo and Dangerous Beauty, where passion and sex are just a heartbeat away from the perilous gameplay of corporate business.

As Stephanie’s romantic future is thrown into free fall, she finds solace in the arms of those closest to her and meets hot new partners that set passions blazing. Flying high, she discovers the joys of sex on an airplane, the intimacy of a close encounter on a train and the thrill of a public tryst in a voyeur’s play-tent. Yet all the while, behind the professional persona, she is forced to make impossible relationship decisions when her sole desire is to be with the one true love that seems to be forever beyond her reach.

Emotions run high as games of love and lust are played out to the backdrop of a business world. But can Stephanie’s emotional wreckage ever be mended, and can the special lover she craves find a way to remain in her heart?

For this special anthology, the second trio of Stephanie Spicer novellas are joined by a special short story, Yours Until Tomorrow, plus an exclusive interview with the author about her background, writing and influences.

Stephanie Spicer's Great Sexpectations: Volume Two is a 61,000-word bundle.

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