TITLE: And the Survey Says
AUTHOR: Karma Eastwick
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 49,267 words
Project Director Zane Caldwell has a major problem — a charming, go-getter hotshot from Chicago named Ford Trionni, recently hired at Widdley Finch Inc., a Connecticut-based marketing research company. The man, whom the secretarial pool nicknamed “The Italian Stallion” based on his stunning good looks and sexual aura, has also gained the reputation of a superstar in the industry due to his innovative analytical techniques. The trouble is, the man wears his accolades like a badge on his lapel, strutting around the office like a peacock.
Ford’s self-centered, lofty attitude drives Zane to utter distraction. Even worse, the man seems to know it, intentionally using his sizzling sex appeal to tie Zane’s patience and libido into knots while giving off mixed messages of mutual attraction. But from what Zane can tell, Ford’s already involved in an intense relationship with someone else, and the last thing Zane wants is to fall for a guy who not only treats him like a peon instead of an equal, but intends to make him a side dish to his current love affair.
Yet as he works with Ford on an important account, Zane begins to realize there’s more to Ford than the man lets on, and all may not be what it seems. As the heat between them builds into an inferno despite their contrary work relationship, Zane vows to get to the bottom of Ford’s confusing behavior once and for all. Is the man playing games with Zane’s job and his heart, or is there a chance they might actually discover they’re the perfect partners?
TITLE: Mr. Hideaway
AUTHOR: R.W. Clinger
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 16,134 words
Pittsburgh filmmaker Josh Hideaway feels he’s lost his mind at thirty-five. After his psychiatrist recommends a summer off at his family’s cabin for some heavy duty rest and relaxation, Josh leaves the city and heads north.
Following a warning from park ranger Zeth Mandell, his muscular and attractive neighbor by the lake, Josh learns that a pack of dangerous coyotes is causing random havoc in the area. The coyotes fail to stop Josh from his goal, though: clearing his mind and finding a mental balance.
Unfortunately, Ranger Zeth needs to heed his own advice when an emergency transpires at the lake. A helpful Josh comes to the hurt hero’s rescue. Will something more than friendship blossom between the elusive Mr. Hideaway and the ranger? Sometimes hiding out is the only way to fall in love.
TITLE: Second Chances
AUTHOR: William Holden
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 5,100 words
A chance encounter on the streets of San Francisco changes the lives of Matt, a successful businessman from Boston, and T.J., a young homeless man forced to live on the street.
Though from two very different backgrounds, both men seek the same thing: love, companionship, and a sense of belonging. Matt is already in a relationship but it hasn’t been going anywhere for years, and T.J. has his own relationship demons, too.
Will their differences prove greater than their similarities, or will they find a way to work through their doubts and hesitations to find a second chance at love?
TITLE: Skin Deep
AUTHOR: J.T. Marie
GENRE: Lesbian / Transgender Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 20,318 words
Mackenzie “Mack” Shaw coaches the Lady Rebels, a women’s college basketball team. Her players think she’s approachable and fun, and when two of them ask her to tag along to the Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival, she agrees, but she isn’t interested in getting inked.
At the Festival, Mack meets Heather Kelley, an androgynous-looking tattoo artist who piques her interest. Flirtatious small talk leads to a first date, and the two women really hit it off.
The new basketball season keeps Mack busy, and Heather has personal issues that prevent her from committing fully to a relationship. But as the months go by, Mack and Heather form a deeper connection through texts and phone calls and the occasional get-together, even if they don’t have time to officially “date.”
Despite their growing closeness, Mack can’t help feeling there’s something Heather is hiding from her. Then, as she’s coming home from an away game, she receives the dreaded text, We need to talk. Is Heather finally ready to share her deepest secret with Mack? Is she ready to explain why some people call her Heath? Mack’s in love with Heather, but is the love she feels more than skin deep?
TITLE: Third Mate
AUTHOR: Rebecca James
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 58,951 words
Sequel to Second Alpha
The winds of change are blowing through the River Wolf Pack compound. River, the pack alpha, has allowed rogue wolves, a coyote shifter, and humans to join the pack. Then there’s the twin girls that Josiah, River’s mate, has given birth to. A movement to return to more traditional werewolf ways is gaining momentum.
In exchange for Leo’s help, Stone offers him the position of second alpha should Stone succeed in usurping River as pack alpha. Leo has his own problems — his desire to rise within the pack wars with his dislike of Stone. With the addition of Sam and Foster into the mix, Leo’s personal life is no less complex.
Jax knows he must make a difficult decision before he’s turned out of the compound. Should he remain human or accept David’s bite? He loves the alpha wolf, but he also has ties to the human world, ones he doesn’t want to sever. When David discovers Brooks is considering mating Stone, David determines to prevent it. Can Jax provide a solution to Brooks’s problem even if it means sacrificing his own happiness?
Can River remain in charge of an increasingly fractured pack? Does he even want to?