Book One of the Full Nelson Series
Chris Nelson is an up-and-coming police detective, new to the force, but his reputation precedes him. Everyone on the force knows he's openly gay and is married to his somewhat flamboyant husband, Ethan. At times Chris is a bit defensive about his sexual orientation, and he's all the more annoyed when his boss assigns him a murder case where the primary suspect is gay. Initially Chris fears he may become overly invested.
The murder victim is a swim coach at an all-boys military academy. He's found dead in the school's swimming pool, beaten by a baseball bat. One of the cadets, Alex Beauchamp has confessed to the crime, but the facts do not add it. Chris doesn't find it plausible that the 140 lb seventeen year old could have beaten his coach and dragged him to the pool.
As he digs deeper, Chris begins to unravel a complex web of abuse and deceit, but he can't get to the bottom of it without Alex's cooperation. The boy's been badly scarred, though, and he doesn't trust authority, so Chris has to find another way to uncover the secrets this victim is hiding.
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An M/M Romance
Chad Curtiss, a thirty-five year old private equity investor, is a ruthless businessman. He believes it’s a dog-eat-dog world and doesn’t understand people who are not driven by the desire to acquire their own happiness. Life’s about personal responsibility and making the right choices. Chad goes to New Orleans on occasion for business, and while there he likes to visit The Men’s Room. The hottest gay club in the city has the hunkiest dancers, the cutest bartenders, and the kind of service a man like Chad knows he deserves. While at the bar he runs into young Richard Foster, a desk clerk from the hotel where he’s staying. He has no intention of becoming involved, but there’s something about the kid Chad can’t dismiss, and that something just might change his entire outlook on life.
Rejected by his family for coming out, Bryan Helverson boards a plane for Tampa, Florida, where he plans to attend college. Brett and Jeff's family embrace him when he arrives, and his new “brothers,” Adam and Trevor, help him assimilate into the community.
While playing tennis with Trevor at the country club, Bryan meets aspiring pro tennis player Greg Lewis. But after a few minutes it’s easy to see the arrogant jock is not on Bryan’s menu, and he quickly dismisses the man. Forgetting he ever met Greg is not an option, though, when Bryan is hired as a waiter at the country club's restaurant, and Greg is assigned to train him. Unexpected romance blossoms just as Bryan discovers one of Greg's ex-boyfriends also works at the restaurant.
Greg is not the person Bryan first took him for, though. His true ambition is to become a doctor. And as their romance grows serious, Bryan discovers Greg’s mom suffers from the same debilitating depression that plagues Bryan. Unfortunately, just as Bryan is making giant strides with managing his depression, Greg’s ex—as manipulative as he is abusive—takes a battered Bryan back to point A and threatens to destroy his relationship with Greg.
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You might remember Ryan Connors, Petey's nemesis in the Puppy Love series. Now he's back, and this is his story. At Matt and Petey's wedding, Ryan danced with Petey, and it appeared Ryan had at last reformed himself. He'd become a new person and was beginning a new life with a Master who truly loved him.
Now, three years later, tragedy strikes, and Ryan again finds himself alone. Will he revert to his old ways in order to survive. And how will he handle himself under the strict control of a new, sadistic and selfish Master? Everything you loved in Puppy Love and much more again comes to life in the pages of this all-new tale of romance, heartache, revenge, and forgiveness. Oh...and hot BDSM sex.
A Young Adult Romance
Sixteen year old Nash Adams feels like the token gay guy in his small, northern Michigan high school. When his boyfriend dumps him on the very night they're supposed to go to the carnival together, Nash wonders if he'll ever find the guy of his dreams. Later that night, beneath a full moon, Nash gazes into the midnight sky and sees a shooting star. At the urging of his best friend Cala, he halfheartedly makes a wish. A few miles away, Caleb Cummings lies on the beach staring up at the sky when he notices a star that seems to be moving. He makes a wish of his own. When Nash and Caleb fall asleep that night, they wake up together. Though at first confused, it doesn't take long to figure out what has happened. They've entered each other's dreams. Initially they're each convinced the other is a figment of their imagination, but when the phenomena continues to occur, night after night, Nash wonders if there might be a way to find Caleb in real life. It shouldn't be difficult to find someone in this modern, technological age. But as he begins his search, he faces numerous frustrating obstacles. Eventually he has to decide if it is even worth the effort to keep searching for an imaginary friend. Maybe he should give up on his dream guy and look for someone in the real world.
In Forever Young, Robbie and Colt manage to defy all odds to be together, and now they face an immortal future. Things aren't so certain for Dylan and Issa, their would-be nemesises. Dylan is poised to begin his first vampire hunt and wants Issa as his partner, but Issa is far more concerned with finding his brother and tracking down the blond boy who nearly died on the battlefield. The entire cast from book one reunites in this thrilling continuation of their story, joined by a host of new faces--friends and foes--whose lives somehow weave together as they cross paths in their efforts to battle evil and attain their own happiness. Humans, Shifters, Daywalkers, and Purebloods confront each other with the guidance of three enigmatic sisters--one a Maenad, one a necromancer, and the other a human witch. Plot twists and surprises mark the paths of these diverse characters, forever fearless in their quest to cling to all they hold dear.
Robbie Myers has difficulty talking to people. Not only is he shy, but he seems to say the wrong thing every time he opens his mouth. Eighteen and fresh out of high school, he plans to attend community college while living at home with his mom. He remains focused on the things within his comfort zone--work, playing piano, and saving up for his first car. When a mysterious stranger enters his life, Robbie's heart is all a flutter. He can't believe a hot-looking, worldly guy like seventeen year old Colt Abernathy might possibly be interested in him. When Colt asks Robbie out, he feels like he's in a dreamworld. Their relationship progresses until one day, in the heat of passion, Colt's true nature is exposed. Robbie must face the shocking reality that his boyfriend isn't human at all and he's a lot older than seventeen. Colt is a vampire.
For fifteen decades Colt has remained trapped in the body of a seventeen year old. Emotionally, sexually, and physically, he doesn’t age, yet he has over a century of life experience. When he meets eighteen year old Robbie, he knows instantly they’re destined to be together, but how can he convince young Robbie to trust him? When Colt discovers forces are intent upon destroying him, he fears for Robbie’s safety, and it seems as much as they love each other, the challenges they face are insurmountable.
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Matter of Trust
Published as part of The Real Story Safe Sex Project
Travis McDonald is fifteen and has never been in love (other than a wicked crush he harbored on his eighth grade sex ed teacher, Mr. Myers). When Jeremy Loper asks him to hang out, Travis's heart is all a flutter. He and Jeremy really hit it off and soon become boyfriends, but when they decide it's time to take their relationship to the next level on Jeremy's sixteenth birthday, Travis is faced with a harsh reality. Can he support his boyfriend at a time he needs him most, or is the situation just way too scary for Travis to deal with?
The Real Story Safe Sex Project is an effort organized by renowned LGBT young adult author Brent Hartinger, author of Geography Club. The Real Story Safe Sex Project is a new way to encourage safe sex among gay and bi male teenagers and twentysomethings. HIV/AIDS is still a really serious disease, and gay and bi guys are at a very high (and rising) risk of catching it. But a lot of people don’t seem interested in talking about it anymore. So the Real Story Safe Sex Project takes a new, hopefully more entertaining approach: remind people about HIV and safe sex using entertainment and popular culture, especially projects involving your favorite fictional gay and bi characters.
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Damien and Christian are best friends with VERY different destinies. One faces eternal bliss while the other is headed straight to hell.Damien has a lot going for him. A recent college graduate, he’s landed the perfect job and has already purchased his first home. What he doesn’t have is someone to share his success with. When his best childhood friend Christian pays him a visit, Damien discovers Christian is headed into the ministry. He’s going to be a missionary to Brazil. Before leaving Christian wants to say goodbye to Damien and try to convince him to turn his life over to God. Christian fears that Damien’s hedonistic homosexual lifestyle can lead his friend to one tragic destination: hell. The two go out for breakfast together and engage in a heated debate. Still upset, Damien pulls out in front of a semi-truck and both of them are hurled into eternity. What happens next? Only the devil knows…
William Austin has always wanted to be a nurse. He's been given the gift of compassion, and he's happiest in the role of care provider. His problem, though, is that he gets too attached to his patients. Sometimes he's unable to heal them, and it breaks his heart. He's at a crossroads, and must make a decision. Is the gratification he feels rewarding enough to offset his pain and disappointment?
Enter Blaine Coventry, an altruistic, young attorney. He offers Will a chance to make some good money over the summer caring for his Uncle Elliot who's suffered a very debilitating stroke. Will accepts the job mainly because it's an offer that's almost too good to be true. Plus, he hopes he can really help Elliot.
But when Will arrives at the plantation home of his patient, he faces several challenges. Elliot's been severely affected by the stroke, unable to walk or talk. Elliot's husband, James, informs Will that their goal is simply to keep Elliot comfortable until he passes. Will has other plans, though, certain he can help rehabilitate his patient.
As Elliot begins to make remarkable progress in his recovery, Will meets with resistance from James. Something doesn't seem right, and Will begins to investigate. What he discovers is a chilling secret that threatens to forever change the course of Will's life...or perhaps end it altogether.
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Jacob Stevens is a high school freshman facing an onslaught of constant bullying. When the unthinkable happens and he falls victim to a cruel prank, he and a small circle of friends band together to form a Losers’ Club. By embracing the name their tormentors have assigned them, they reclaim their power and try to fight back. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Jacob finds the strength he needs to stand up for himself and his friends, a group of losers like himself.