Too High a Price, by J.P. Barnaby: A sweet boy learns that his Mistress is full of surprises when he finds himself bound, spread, and helpless on a medical table. Writhing and pleading, the boy aches to please the woman wearing nothing but shiny black stilettos.
Accidentally on Purpose, by Lara Brukz: Jake had been a truck driver for over fifteen years, and in his small, conservative company there was no way he was outing himself to his coworkers. One person made Jake want to risk it though: Hayden Bates, the Log Clerk. So Jake fabricates mistakes on his logs giving him chances to talk to Hayden, hoping that sooner or later he’ll find out what he so desperately wants to know.
9:05, by K.C. Burn: When time stands still for everyone except Scott Taylor, can he step up and break the spell for his sleeping beauty, Devlin Moreau?
Maximum Exposure, by Talia Carmichael: Calvin Martin is taken off guard by his attraction when he finally comes face to face with Owen Granger – one of his big brother’s best friends. He doesn’t think Owen is interested but once Owen lets him know that he is, Calvin is all for jumping into bed but Owen has other ideas. Owen wants to date and then let things progress. Calvin will agree to a date but progression was something that needed to be nudged hard. Once they sleep together both men find their expectations shifted but they are unable to verbalize it to each other. It will take an exposure of a maximum kind for them to admit what they want.
Dirty Laundry, by Heidi Cullinan: Adam Ellery hadn’t factored in nasty, bored frat boys when he’d planned his late-Friday-night run to the laundromat. Neither of them had even dreamt about cowboy beefcake Denver Rogers, but Adam’s pretty sure his nighttime fantasies are just getting started.
Seven Years, by Lynn Flewelling: Raised in a homophobic town by a homophobic father, Mike is haunted by the memory of his secret first love and the single afternoon of passion and connection they shared. It has blighted every relationship since. But was Logan even real? Mike has waited seven long years to find out.
Special Ingredient, by Jessica Freely: Stan and Gus have a knack for getting into trouble. Will their excursion to a mysterious restaurant turn out to be another misadventure, or will the Dharma Café give them food for thought?
Tomfoolery, by Lou Harper: Ben Hammond is a nerdy computer programmer with a yen for anime, comic books, and the handsome stranger he keeps seeing at the coffee shop. As he’s working up the nerve to ask the guy out, he has no idea that getting his man is only half the story.
Sometimes the Hero Dies, by D.C. Juris: Who knows Jack’s mind better than he does? Why, Alan, of course!
When the Sea and the Sky Turn to Blood, by Amy Lane: Listen my children and you shall hear of two lovers, born in the lonely heart of the moon. Of all the lessons, both great and small, that they learn, the most important of all is that the price of their humanity can be unbearably high.
Method Acting, by Clare London: All the world’s a stage, including time spent in the most intimate acts… but one night’s fun for Gerald and Stephan could turn at any moment into an opening night disaster!
Swept Up In Blue, by Pender Mackie: When Tait goes out for drinks after work he meets Jude from Sales. Tait’s more than interested, but he’s sworn off coworkers. Can Jude market himself as an employee benefit?
The Drifter’s Song, by ZA Maxfield: Two men, one secret, and a chance to start over.
Interlude, by S.A. Meade: Sasha and Adam are both caught up in war. Sasha is an RAF pilot and Adam … well, whatever Adam is doing involves something very dangerous in occupied France. When they manage to snatch a few days leave together, they take refuge beneath the warm summer skies and reignite flames that were sparked four years earlier in northern India.
Pole Star, by Josephine Myles: It’s hard to flirt when sequins are chafing your bits… Injured pole dancer Matt Lovell meets attractive radiographer Sal when he’s in casualty for an x-ray. Trouble is, Matt’s firefighter outfit is pretty convincing, and the longer he keeps up the pretence the harder it will be to reveal the naked truth: that there’s nothing underneath his costume but a sequin-covered thong!
In The Crease: I’m Every Goalie, by Carter Quinn: Sexy hockey players Nate and Trick reunite when Trick’s team comes to town for a critical game. But what happens off-ice is just as essential for the two best friends.
Not a Whore, by Jaime Samms: Purple tinsel and roses and a kiss under the New Years ball might be romantic, but are they enough for Ansell to give up his independence to please his lover?
How much for the whole night? by R.J. Scott: Josh is mid divorce, fighting for custody of his son and escaping a marriage built on lies. In a bar the night before final hearings he meets a hooker with a body made of sin. Just one night of being true to himself, one night of being held down and made to feel? Surely that isn’t too much to ask?
Take Me Home, by Megan Slayer: Roddy thought love wasn’t in his cards. Will a chance meeting at work be another dead end or the perfect chance to start over?
A New Reality, by Andrea Speed: Gabe, an out of work actor, gets a new job on a reality show. But is it too good to be true?
The Beginning of the End, by Ethan Stone: Erotic bliss with a stranger helps a man realize he is unhappy in the open relationship he has been in for years. But the hot sex does something else for him—he also realizes there are men who can give him what he wants and needs. For him it’s the beginning of the end of his relationship.
Plan B, by V.J. Summers: Rio saw Tim. Rio wanted Tim. Rio had Tim, but he didn’t know enough to keep him. Every happy ending has a beginning, and some are more spectacular than others. (This is a prequel to Liar, Liar, my contribution to the Goodreads Hot Summer Days Anthology.)
Paws on Me: Hibernating, by Silvia Violet: What do you do when your bear shifter lover wants to hibernate? Lure him to the kitchen and make bacon naked, of course.
The Telling, by Eden Winters: Engineering student Jay Ortiz attends college in a place where his heritage and orientation aren’t widely accepted. While adjusting to new surroundings he found a soldier’s picture. During lonely times he confided in the image of the somber young man, giving his heart away to a stranger. Now that stranger is coming home.
Night Watch, by Eden Winters: Javier “Jay” Ortiz had always considered the Fourth of July a time for celebrations, fireworks, and cookouts – that is, until he met Michael Ritter, a US Army veteran traumatized by the horrors of war. For Michael, the Roman candles sound like rockets and the pops and blasts of fireworks mimic rifles and grenades. When bitter memories trap Michael in flashback hell, can his partner’s love save him?
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