Danger lurks everywhere for Central Oregon’s fire crews, but the biggest risk of all might be losing their hearts…
Smokejumper Lincoln Reid is speechless to see Jacob Hartman among his squad’s new recruits. Linc had promised his late best friend he’d stay away from his little brother. And yet here Jacob is…and almost instantly, the same temptation Linc has always felt around him is causing way too many problems.
Jacob gets everyone’s concerns, but he’s waited years for his shot at joining the elite smokejumping team, hoping to honor his brother’s memory. He’s ready to tackle any challenge Linc throws his way, and senses the chemistry between them—chemistry Linc insists on ignoring —is still alive and kicking. This time, Jacob’s determined to get what he wants.
Close quarters and high stakes make it difficult for Linc to keep his resolve, never mind do so while also making sure the rookie’s safe. But the closer they get, the more Linc’s plan to leave at the end of the season risks him breaking another promise: the one his heart wants to make to Jacob.
When their career paths bring two high school sweethearts together again, the forest isn’t the only thing ablaze…
Fire behavior specialist Luis Riviera goes where his job takes him. But when he’s assigned to an arson investigation in Central Oregon—the place he left his broken heart twenty years ago—he’s afraid of being burned all over again.
Tucker Ryland had planned to join his first love, Luis, in LA after high school graduation, but life got in the way. Now a fire management expert and a divorced father of teen twins, Tucker’s thrown for a loop when he finds himself working side by side with his Luis, now all grown up and more intriguing than ever.
Though consumed by a grueling fire season and family responsibilities, the two men discover their bond has never truly broken. Tentative kisses turn to passionate nights. But smoking sheets aside, old hurts and new truths stand in the way of this time being the start of forever.
Their love is forbidden, but their hearts aren’t listening to rules and regulations…
Lieutenant Dustin Strauss is a reformed man. No longer a twentysomething hell-raiser, he’s his SEAL team’s new XO—and a man with a secret. Or seven. He’s kept his bisexual identity under wraps for years, along with his kinky side and a fondness for the military-themed semianonymous hookup website Joe4Joe. His latest chat buddy is more than a sexy online distraction—they’re taking their very not-safe-for-work relationship into real time.
Petty Officer Wes Lowe has a smart mouth, a take-charge attitude and an uncanny ability for making things go boom. The life of an enlisted man isn’t always enough to satisfy him, but one wild, no-questions-asked weekend with his online love comes close. When a transfer order comes in, Wes feels ready and centered. He’ll make a good impression on his new SEAL team and keep his growing feelings for Dustin on the down low.
But as they log more time online and some very real emotions surface, Dustin and Wes struggle to pretend they’re just a harmless fling. And when his commander introduces Dustin to his team’s newest member, they’re in for the shock of a lifetime…and a crushing disappointment: their difference in ranks means even a friendship without sexual contact could end their navy careers for good.
With their hearts on the line, Dustin and Wes may not survive their next mission, let alone find a way toward a future together.
Never fall for your best friend…
Pushing thirty, with his reenlistment looming, decorated navy sniper Maddox Horvat is taking a long look at what he really wants in life. And what he wants is Ben Tovey. It isn't smart, falling for his best friend and fellow SEAL, but ten years with Ben has forged a bond so intimate Maddox can't ignore it. He needs Ben by his side forever—heart and soul.
Ben admits he likes what he's seen—his friend's full lower lip and the perfect muscles of his ass have proved distracting more than once. But Ben's still reeling from a relationship gone to hell, and he's not about to screw up his friendship with Maddox, too.
Until their next mission throws Ben and Maddox closer together than ever before, with only each other to depend on.
Now, in the lonely, desperate hours awaiting rescue, the real challenge—confronting themselves, their future and their desires—begins. Man to man, friend to friend, lover to lover.
Player vs. Player. Fight!
Brilliant graphic designer Ravi Tandel is ahead of the game—he's just been asked to present a top secret project at a huge conference in Seattle. All systems are go…until he learns his buttoned-up office nemesis is coming along for the ride.
Tristan Jones isn't really the gamer type, but he knows the back end of the video game business inside out. Together, he and Ravi will give an awesome presentation. If they survive the cross-country trip first.
Tossed together in close quarters, Ravi's shocked to see Tristan's sexy, softer side emerge from such a conservative shell. He's less shocked to learn his handsome colleague's prominent family would never support an out-and-proud son. But Ravi didn't struggle through his own coming out to hide who he is now. To be together, Tristan will have to push past his fear and ultimately decide: Does he want a future with Ravi? Or is it game over before they've even begun?
Book Two of the #gaymers series
This book is approximately 64,000 words
Out of Options
When Army IT specialist Xander suffers a serious injury, he is forced to accept help from his ex-friend-with-benefits, Mackey. Stuck in close quarters, their old attraction quickly flares, but so do old hurts. Xander isn’t sure he knows how to let Mackey help.
Out of Control
Mackey’s always kept his emotions close to his chest, but now he’s got a secret that could destroy his one chance with Xander. Further, his love may not be enough to save Xander from his inner demons.
Out of Time
Mackey is not going to let Xander push him away. Their wounded hearts need each other, and their powerful connection can’t be denied. Can Xander find the courage to reach for the future?
RESILIENT HEART was originally released as part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle. This stand-alone edition contains an additional 10,000 word epilogue!
Content Advisory: A full content advisory is available after the title page, but this book contains a character wrestling with serious depression and PTSD. A happy ending is absolutely guaranteed, but be advised that mental health does play a significant role in the story.
Can a sexy bet on a basketball tournament change their relationship status from frenemies to something more?
Bubbly Oliver Marshall has long been a pain in Edwin Schultz’s side. Now seniors and competing dorm resident advisors, the two are in constant conflict. However, Edwin’s been nursing a secret crush on Ollie for years. When Ollie proposes a bet on a basketball tournament, Edwin seizes the chance to get over his inconvenient feelings for Ollie.
One kiss. That will get Ollie out of his system. But Edwin’s not the only one suffering a case of unwanted attraction. Ollie doesn't understand why Edwin makes his pulse pound even as he drives Ollie up a wall with his strict adherence to rules. And now Ollie’s never been so eager to lose a bet in his life.
One kiss. Then another. Before they know it, they’re burning up the sheets. When their real challenge becomes avoiding their emotions, the two frenemies must risk their hearts to win a shot at lasting love.
Winning Bracket is a standalone, steamy, low-angst, opposites attract novella between a nerd and party boy. Originally published as part of the Campus Cravings bundle, Winning Bracket is now available on its own with a bonus epilogue/short story! The Winning Wedding bonus features a lost receipt which threatens their special day. Brand new cover, but same great story!