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Up and Coming (Coastal College Football, Book 1)

Available with Kindle Unlimited

An unexpected love could cost him his dreams.

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.

Coastal College Players: The Complete Trilogy

Available on Amazon

Bundle cover of Coastal College PlayersIn this steamy gay romance bundle, three college couples find love in coastal North Carolina.

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.

Romeo and Julian
(Coastal College Players, Book 1)

Available on Amazon

Book cover of Romeo and JulianFate brought them together. Family could tear them apart. 

Love at first sight…
Nick Romeo’s first glimpse of Julian Capelle sends him tumbling into unquenchable passion. He doesn’t think he’s good enough for Julian…but the other man’s blue eyes and angelic smile are too gorgeous to resist.

A courtship in the limelight…
Julian is just as captivated by Nick’s dark good looks and smoldering gaze. When the young lovers are cast as the leads in an all-male production of Romeo and Juliet, it amplifies the electric desire between them.

With trouble waiting in the wings…
Julian’s older brother, Ty, is part of a long-standing feud that turns him against Nick. When his parents side with Ty, Julian is torn between his family and the man he loves. Can he and Nick find a way to be together, or will the problems of the past destroy their future?

This steamy gay romance novella is for a mature audience. It has an HEA and no cliffhanger.

Hell and High Water
(Coastal College Players, Book 2)

Available on Amazon

Book cover of Hell and High WaterWhen opposites attract, unlikely friends become even more unlikely lovers.

He’s smitten…
Danny Perez can’t keep his eyes off Kade Gorecki. With his long, lean, muscular build, stunning green eyes, and all-American smile, the star basketball player is simply gorgeous.

Unfortunately, Kade’s also straight, and his politically incorrect humor makes Danny wince one too many times. He offers to help Kade out in the manners department—and the fact that it lets them spend more time together is a bonus.

He’s confused…
Kade doesn’t mean to offend. He tries to say the right thing, but it comes out wrong—as though he’s caught in a game where no one will tell him the rules. He’s thrilled when Danny offers to mentor him.

But he can’t help noticing the beauty in Danny’s high cheekbones and deep-set dark eyes. If Kade is straight, then why does Danny tie his stomach in knots like a pretty girl does?

In the eye of the storm…
As their friendship becomes something more, Danny wonders if his heart is safe. Kade’s conservative Southern background doesn’t make it easy for him to embrace a more fluid sense of his own sexuality.

While they’re hunkered down together during a hurricane, a misunderstanding blows up into something much more serious. Now Kade’s missing, and Danny’s frantic. Will they—and their relationship—survive in one piece?

This steamy gay romance novella is for a mature audience. It has an HEA and no cliffhanger.

Kiss and Tell
(Coastal College Players, Book 3)

Available on Amazon

Book cover for Kiss and TellSometimes, the deepest truths go unspoken.

True hearts…
Tyler may be one of Coastal College’s top wrestlers, but he’s happy to be pinned to the mat by Lamar, the strongside linebacker on the football team. Ty wouldn’t have guessed that he’d enjoy submitting to another man, but giving himself to Lamar’s control brings him the peace of mind he needs. Though still in college, he wants to spend the rest of his life with Lamar.

Innocent secrets…
Lamar trusts Ty, but not Ty’s ex-girlfriend Cassie, who always adds an extra shake to her hips when Ty is around. When Ty fails to mention that he’s working with her on a class project, Lamar’s insecurities surface. The hateful words of his father, a fire-and-brimstone preacher, tell him he doesn’t deserve love and happiness.

Desperate fears…
With their final semester almost at a close, the breach between them puts their future in jeopardy. Can these two lovers regain their faith in each other—and themselves—before it’s too late?

This steamy gay romance novella is intended for a mature audience. It has an HEA and no cliffhanger.

Loving Jordan: The Complete Trilogy

Available with Kindle Unlimited

A painful longing…

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.

Seducing Jordan
(Loving Jordan, Book 1)

Available on Amazon

Princeton-bound Jordan Callahan is done with pining over his straight best friend Rick. He can’t wait for college so he can find a man to drive away his pointless crush. Alone on a camping trip just weeks before the semester starts, Rick confesses he’s been fantasizing about Jordan. With his secret wish within his grasp, Jordan is torn between lust and good judgment. Sex will change their relationship forever, and giving in could cost him his oldest friend.

Rick Ferguson can’t escape his obsession. To get Jordan out of his system, he plans a weekend away together without revealing that the mountain cabin has only one bed. Curiosity gives way to deeper feelings, forcing Rick to choose between his best friend and his own identity. Seducing Jordan could be the biggest mistake of his life.

This gay erotic romance novella is intended for an adult audience. It contains scenes of groping, fumbling, wet kisses, angst, shirtless volleyball, sex toys, and two-man showers. It has an HFN (happy-for-now) but no cliffhanger.

Tempting Jordan
(Loving Jordan, Book 2)

Available on Amazon

Jordan Callahan is disillusioned since he caught yet another boyfriend cheating. He’s tired of giving his heart to men who only want his body. At his five-year high school reunion, he meets up with old flame Rick Ferguson. Tall, dark, and bisexual, Rick has been his dream guy since sophomore year. But Rick is in the closet and has dated a string of women since high school. If Jordan gives in to the temptation of Rick’s kisses, his lost love could be his future—or just another in a string of men to break his heart.

Rick has tried to live up to people’s expectations of him. Everyone in their small hometown is waiting for the former captain of the football team to settle down with a nice girl. Well, girls aren’t in the cards for him, and he’s done trying. He wants Jordan, his best friend since first grade. But a relationship with Jordan means coming out—disappointing his family and inviting ridicule from friends. His golden boy reputation will be shattered if he follows his heart to the only love he’s ever wanted.

This gay erotic romance novella is intended for an adult audience. It contains flirtation, secret trysts, fresh hotel sheets, self-delusion, angst, and long, passionate kisses.

Winning Jordan
(Loving Jordan, Book 3)

Available on Amazon

Love is one thing, but coming out? That could ruin it all.

Rick Ferguson is torn in two, happier than he’s ever been, and more miserable. He’s moved in with his lover, Jordan Callahan, and it’s all he dreamed it would be. But Rick’s buried in the closet, and his mom still tries to fix him up with every single woman she can find. The longer Rick lives the lie, the more he’ll hurt his family when the truth comes out.

Jordan’s sure Rick is being paranoid. Is being gay really such a problem these days? What kind of family would turn against their own son for love? But when the truth emerges it sends a shockwave through both their families, and Rick backs Jordan into a corner to try and rescue their lives from the tatters.

As the deception grows, Jordan will have to risk the love he’s always wanted to keep Rick from widening the chasm with his family, before Rick makes a mistake he’ll regret for the rest of his life.

This steamy gay romance novella is for a mature audience. It has an HEA and no cliffhanger.

Heart of the Matter

Tips from the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers

Heart-of-the-MatterWho 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.

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