Every Time a Bell Rings Brian dropped everything last year when his mother became ill so he could take care of her until the day she died. People he thought were his friends didn’t stick with him and he’s somehow become kind of a recluse without meaning to be. Only Mike, his best friend, has stuck by him and is now saving him from homelessness after a fire destroys Brian’s apartment building days before Christmas. Though Mike has to go down South for the holiday, Brian stays in Mike’s apartment with his slightly singed kitten Oreo. Brian’s only goal is to set his affairs back in order before everything shuts down for the holidays and then make it through those holidays in one piece. He’s lost so much—his only real possession is a photo album of his mom that he risked death to save from the fire—and he’s feeling lost and very alone…until Mike’s hot neighbor Trent, and even little Oreo, conspire to give Brian the best Christmas possible and a future that looks a lot brighter. An Angel Gets His Wings Mike Sharp is in Little Rock, Arkansas, visiting his family for Christmas while his best friend Brian Bailey’s up north walking right into Mike’s plans to hook him up with his neighbor Trent. Unfortunately, it seems like someone’s conspiring to get Mike panting after his third cousin, twice removed (or something like that) named George Whitlock. George who keeps sneaking up on him, being all shy and cute, and then having the audacity to give Mike great big calf eyes that are just begging Mike to drop to his knees. Mike will not give in because, if he does, he could lose his entire family when they discover he’s gay.
LOCKED IN THE CLOSET... Not long ago, Truman Durant was outed to his parents, disowned, and forced to live in his battered pickup truck. Only knowing he was already accepted to the local university kept Truman from giving up completely. Now he fiercely guards his sexuality from everyone who knows him, wanting only to achieve financial stability through a degree and a job. He refuses to be homeless again, so not even his fraternity brothers know who he really is...or why he has a trunk full of lingerie and dresses. Truman won't risk any kind of exposure, not even for love. Stasi Manolis is only a few steps out of the closet himself, but it's been a good so far. His large Greek family is trying, and he's grateful for every effort they make to modernize their thinking. He's out on campus and living in the gay fraternity, making friends and sharing benefits. The one guy who keeps catching Stas's attention is a gorgeous long-haired blond who plays baseball, wears reading glasses, and seems very lonely. While his tactics aren't the smoothest, Stasi doesn't hold back when he's after something he wants...and he wants Truman. ...SLOWLY COMING OUT Neither guy is truly prepared to deal with the other, but with a little open-mindedness and patience, they're going to try to make a secret relationship work. But secrets have a way of coming out and some people aren't willing to tolerate let alone accept what they don't understand. Will Truman lose everything for a second time, or will he have the strength to stand up for his rights now that Stasi's by his side?
Dominant Viktor can't forget the hate crime that nearly killed his husband and submissive, Jenner. After months of helping Jenner recover from the debilitating injuries, Viktor can't go back to being the master who gives his boy pain. But Jenner has needs. Needs that brought him to first seek out a master like Viktor. Jenner's recovered physically and mentally from a terrible beating and needs to return his relationship with his Dom to where it should be. Tonight, Jenner's act of rebellion to get what he and Viktor need is their last chance to save their relationship. Can they do it?
Nate is one day away from getting married to a gubernatorial candidate and he just wants to get it over with already. Which, yeah, isn’t exactly the most romantic notion. If he could pin his husband-to-be down maybe he could help Nate remember why he’d agreed to all this. But then Nate’s ex shows up looking like he’s dying and claiming he will without Nate’s help. Reeve ran out on Nate a year ago, though, and Nate isn’t ready to forgive him. Except now there are agents in tactical gear chasing them down and whisking them off to a nondescript bunker. And then one of them tells Nate everything Reeve said about his absence was true. Which has to be wrong because people can’t shift into animals. Right?
Rick knows his lover Danny has a secret and has been lying to Rick in order to keep it. He’s pretty sure this secret has something to do with seeing another man once a month for three days at a time. Determined to show his boyfriend that he can be everything Danny needs, Rick hatches a plan that ends up revealing way more than he could’ve imagined.
A routine mission from the Mars Colony to Earth ends in the five-man crew of the Swallowtail having been transported to the other side of the galaxy. Met with hostility, captured, and tortured simply for being Human, the three survivors hold little hope for their futures. Charles Dunkirk is far away from the offices of Aviation Corporation now. Pressed into service as a sex slave on a space ship full of lion-like aliens, Charlie's simply trying to stay sane. When he's offered a chance at protection, there's not much left he won't do to survive. Captain Makull Ihara has slowly discovered he chose to fight for the wrong side. Already looking to change his path, he receives further proof of the right course when fate hands him a Human mate. Their only choice now is to surrender. Meanwhile, thousands of Humans are suffering throughout the galaxy and what Makull knows might be their only salvation. Will Makull and Charlie join forces to save them?
A routine mission from the Mars Colony to Earth ends in the five-man crew of the Swallowtail having been transported to the other side of the galaxy. Met with hostility, captured, and tortured simply for being Human, the three survivors hold little hope for their futures. Sergeant Ledger Atwater is a simple man: all he wants are food, shelter, and to be able to call his own shots. If that means letting someone implant stolen memories into his brain and infiltrating a palace, he'll do it. Once he has enough money to get to a place that might give a damn about his refugee status, he's gone anyway. But what Ledger finds inside the palace is a fresh start, a chance to be a whole person again. He has a job, friends, and after an unexpected encounter with a king, he might have a lover, too. Is keeping his true identity a secret really so bad? Pharaoh Setka Nebamun kier Bane has lost so many people in his life, he's determined to keep those he has close. Unexpectedly, that list now includes a new scribe whose compassion and gentle caring Setka needs. He finds himself relying on Ledger to help him through some of the most trying times of his life--and Ledger seems willing to be there for him. But secrets never stay hidden for long. When the bill for Ledger's new life comes due, lives are at risk, and it's possible everyone will have to pay.
A routine mission from the Moon Colony to Earth ends in the five-man crew of the Swallowtail being transported to the other side of the galaxy. Met with hostility, captured, and tortured simply for being Human, the three survivors hold little hope for their futures. Captain Noah O'Keefe has lost his ship and his crew to alien forces he didn't even know existed until a few hours ago. Chemically blinded and helpless, he can only rely on the kindness of strangers to escape a dungeon and try to recover what he's lost. Vivek Korraay has the fate of the universe in his hands, but around every corner is another crisis...or a blue-eyed Human whose needs he cannot ignore. Spying has lost its appeal and Vivek longs for a simpler life and someone to share it with. Can Noah and Vivek survive pursuit on land and in space long enough to prevent a war? And, if they do, might a true and binding love be their reward?
At just twenty, Sawyer Crowne is young for an alpha werewolf, but there’s no doubt that he needs a pack of his own. Which sucks because Sawyer doesn’t want to leave the chosen family he’s found in Isherwood. But when Dragoş Lupescu approaches Sawyer with an offer to be alpha to the wolves holed up in the rundown village of Colkirk, Sawyer sees an opportunity to help them recover from everything they’ve been through. Though the last ten years surviving under a maniacal alpha were hell, Brody Malloy hasn’t given up hope that he and his packmates can finally live free from oppression and brutality. They might be terrified about asking for an alpha to lead them, but they also know their rights now and won’t be taken advantage of again. Brody believes he and his packmates deserve happy endings; he’s just not sure how to go about getting that without a lot of help. When Sawyer discovers he has two betas among the wolves in Colkirk, he knows the pack is his. When he finds that Brody is his fated mate, Sawyer is even more determined to see this pack—and the village they live in—restored and thriving. With assistance from a family Sawyer didn’t know he had, he and Brody will rebuild Colkirk and make sure these wolves get every good thing they deserve.