Up and Coming
Emmett Cross doesn’t have time to date. A college quarterback on a path to turning pro, he can’t afford distractions, especially with the academic challenges he faces. When he’s blindsided by a growing attraction to his friend Jake, he fights it—rumors that he’s bisexual could wreck his draft prospects. But he can’t stop thinking about the cute blond twink with the warm heart and gentle smile.
Biochem major Jake Schott has had a straight-boy crush on Emmett since freshman year. Emmett’s cool logic is the perfect complement to Jake’s sensitive nature. He’s sure nothing can come of his longing—until a scorching kiss turns desire into hope. Although the tall, sexy athlete with the trim waist and thick biceps denies that there’s a chance for them, his lustful looks and stolen touches tell a different story. Passion ignites between them, but Emmett insists on hiding the relationship.
When their secret threatens to come out, will Emmett give up Jake to protect his career? Or will he risk everything for love?
This steamy friends-to-lovers, out-for-you romance is for a mature audience. It’s a standalone novel with an HEA ending and no cliffhanger.
I’m Your Man
Love draws them together, but their families could tear them apart.
Mason’s life isn’t going the way he planned. Despite a degree in graphic arts, he’s taken a job at his mother’s real estate brokerage to pay the bills. He’s thrilled when the owner of a high-end mountain cabin hires him for what promises to be a big commission. It doesn’t hurt that Rhy is ruggedly handsome and good with his hands—in more ways than one.
The last thing Rhy wants is to sell the cabin he inherited from his grandfather. After the rift with his parents over his orientation, the house is his only tie to what’s left of his family. But the isolation is getting to him, and he needs to move to a place closer to town. When he spots Mason’s photo in a local LGBT business directory, he knows he’s found his man—or at least his real estate agent. The guy is just as gorgeous in person, with his clean-cut looks and soulful puppy-dog eyes.
When a snowstorm forces Mason to bunk with Rhy for the weekend, they find ways to keep each other warm. Their two days together leave them both wanting more, but mixing business with pleasure could jeopardize Mason’s job. While Mason works to get his career on track, Rhy battles the ghosts from his past. Can Mason heal the pain Rhy’s parents inflicted when they rejected him as a teenager? Or is Rhy too damaged to ever become the man Mason needs?
This steamy M/M romance trilogy is for a mature audience. It has a happy ending and no cliffhangers.
The Marriage Proposal
CEO Noah runs a tight ship when it comes to business, but he made the ultimate workplace mistake: he dated his assistant. When the guy dumped him and quit his job, he left some important paperwork unresolved—namely, Noah’s visa extension. Now Noah’s got a week to get things in order, or he’ll have to leave the country.
Enter IT expert Dylan. Noah’s had a secret crush on him for months. Bone-meltingly handsome and wickedly smart, Dylan’s the only guy in the company who doesn’t kiss up to the boss. Marrying him will solve two problems at once: Noah will be able to stay in the country, and he’ll get to play house with the one guy he can’t get out of his system.
Dylan’s life is complicated enough without a marriage of convenience to the CEO. That can’t possibly end well, right? But the guy sure knows how to fill out a suit, and Dylan’s had more than one fantasy about what’s underneath it. Plus, Noah’s offering to throw a stack of money Dylan’s way. With his mom on the brink of losing her house due to medical bills, it’s an offer Dylan can’t refuse.
The two clash from the moment Dylan moves into the blond-haired, blue-eyed CEO’s mansion. Noah acts confident, but Dylan can see through his façade and isn’t about to back down. Will their differences lead to resentment and mistrust, or can these two opposites find their way to lasting love?
This steamy M/M romance has a happy ending and no cliffhanger.
Coastal College Players
Romeo and Julian
From their first meeting at a frat party, Nick and Julian tumble headfirst into unquenchable passion. Julian’s brother disapproves, but when the young lovers are cast as the leads in an all-male production of Romeo and Juliet, they can’t escape the electric desire between them. Will family secrets destroy their trust?
Hell and High Water
College sophomore Danny can’t keep his eyes off basketball star Kade. But Kade is straight, and his politically incorrect humor makes Danny wince. When Danny mentors him, their friendship becomes more—until a misunderstanding during a hurricane sends Kade out into the storm. Will they and their relationship survive?
Kiss and Tell
Tyler might be one of Coastal College’s top wrestlers, but he’s happy to be pinned to the mat by football linebacker Lamar. Taught by his preacher father that he’s an abomination, Lamar finds Ty’s devotion too good to believe. When he learns Ty is working on a class project with an ex, Lamar thinks the worst. Will his suspicion tear them apart?
This steamy gay romance bundle is for a mature audience. These books have an HEA and no cliffhanger.
Loving Jordan: The Complete Trilogy
Jordan knows his crush on Rick is hopeless. His football teammate and lifelong friend is straight. Now that they’re heading off to college in separate states, maybe Jordan can finally find a man who’ll return his feelings. He doesn’t know Rick’s secret: every time he’s with a girl, all he can think about is Jordan.
A shattering encounter…
Two weeks before they start their freshman year, the pair spend the weekend in a mountain cabin with a king-sized bed. Years of simmering desire hit the flash point, and Jordan can’t help falling in love with his best friend.
But Rick struggles to accept the truth. He’s afraid of his parents’ disappointment, and as time passes, he only retreats deeper into the closet.
A wrenching choice…
Jordan can’t stop loving Rick, but he won’t live a lie. His ultimatum—come out, or we’re through—traps Rick between his all-American golden-boy image and the man who could be his everything. Will he risk it all to win Jordan’s love?
This steamy gay romance trilogy is for a mature audience. It has an HEA and no cliffhanger.
Heart of the Matter
Who do you go to for answers to your most pressing writing and publishing questions? It’s an exciting time to dive into publishing. But writing can still be a confusing and even a lonely job. What if you had an experienced published author friend that you could call on at a moment’s notice with questions from “How do I get my characters to sound different from each other?” to “Can I expect my publisher to do that for me?”
Written by authors for authors, Heart of the Matter includes advice, anecdotes and information gathered through the hard-won experience of members of the Heart of Carolina chapter of Romance Writers of America. From the exciting beginning of your writing project to its triumphant end, this collection covers everything from the tricky creative challenges that can arise in your work-in-progress to the toughest decisions a published author has to make. Top names in the industry — including Sabrina Jeffries, Bob Meyer, Katharine Ashe, Virginia Kantra and many more — share with you their secrets for smoothing out the rough spots and taking your writing career on the path to success. Heart of the Matter is a great resource for ideas, inspiration, and practical advice. A must have for your craft shelf.