The Truth About Riley

Riley Aylworth s life has been completely devoid of intimate contact since a fire three years ago left him with horrific facial scarring so when he finds an ad for a phone sex service he decides to give it a call Except that the number is not a phone sex service it s the revenge Cameron Kirkwood s ex boyfriend took on the uptight advertising executive after Cam forgot their anniversary and accidentally put him in the hospital Needless to say after thirty nine disturbing calls seeking phone sex Cameron is at the end of his tether and yells at his fortieth caller What he doesn t expect is for Riley to hit redial and yell right back br br The argument helps both Cameron and Riley vent about their issues and when they ve calmed down they decide to exchange numbers and talk again From this decision springs a friendship that over time grows into a gentle romance all over the phone because Riley is too scared to meet Cam in person Showing a potential boyfriend his disfigured face is the fastest way to get rejected right Even a month of scorching hot phone sex can t change his mind no matter how hard Cam tries to persuade him that with their phone chemistry the sex would be so much better in person br br Meanwhile Cam is haunted by the scarred blond he seems to be seeing everywhere and Riley can t get the handsome brunet who always seems happy to see him out of his mind It s a shock to both men to realise that the guy they re falling for over the phone is also the man who brightens their day with just a smile but it s one thing to let a stranger smile at you and quite another to let him close enough to see into your soul If Riley can t break down the walls in his mind and believe that Cameron loves him in spite of his scars their relationship may be doomed before they ve even had a chance to kiss


When Nolan s mother needs major surgery he returns to America to spend a few months caring for her Unfortunately that means spending Christmas without his temperamental partner Benji an author who prefers to stay home in Scotland where his muse never lets him down But before leaving Nolan prepares a rather unusual Advent calendar for Benji As Benji unlocks each little gift he realizes that it s hard to be creative even in Scotland when his heart has jumped the pond and taken his inspiration with it

The Game

Guy is instantly attracted to his new co worker at a telephone sales job and playing a forfeit based game with Alex to pass the time isn t helping his decision not to date a co worker Will anything change his mind

An Unexpected Party

Valentine s Day sucks Merry Breton is reminded of this again when he receives a call from his boss to work a last minute job even though he worked New Year s as well And to top it all off he hears from the very man who had ruined this same day last year Kieran Church His lover of two years who had stood him up on Valentine s Day and from whom he d not heard a word since He supposes it should be good news that Kieran has finally come out of the closet and is still in love with him but the news is exactly forty five days too late br Forty five excruciatingly long days have passed since New Year s Eve the night Peregrine Harding attended a speed dating function at Sheffield s premier hotel to appease his terminally ill mother and ended the night in bed with a very cute waiter Unfortunately the man who quickly wormed his way into Peregrine s heart had promptly informed him upon waking that he didn t date men who couldn t find their way out of the closet and walked away br Common sense tells them that they should forget their one night of passion and move on that neither of them is in the right place for a relationship But Merry can no sooner forget about Peregrine than Peregrine can forget about him

Don't Try This at Home

Bonked heads Rough carpet Burned dinner Awkward silence Bitten lips Startling length Spilled wax Pinched fingers Shattered wineglass Closet quickie Flat souffle Broken bedframe Shower sex Overzealous spanking Embarrassing ex Lost wallet Terrible taste Sore shoulders Noxious odor Absent date Unbelievable girth Kitchen canoodling New toy Stained sheets Backward compliment Stifling pillow Locked handcuffs Aching ass Missing keys Torn seams Wrenched back Angry cat Overeager pass Uncooperative zipper br br Something always goes wrong in real life Fortunately in these stories love blunts the edges so that romance always triumphs over adversity br br br u Stories included are u br br Midnight Caller by Anna Birmingham br Snapshots by Rena Butler br Basil s Luck by Henrietta Clarke br Boys Toys and Carpet Fitters by Taylin Clavelli br Outbursts by Bell Ellis br Tyler Wang Has a Ball by Kim Fielding br Boy Next Door by Ellee Hill br Gremlins in the Works by Kiernan Kelly br Good Food Gone Bad by Venona Keyes br Attack of the Hedgehogs by Kate Pavelle br It s Not What You Think by Teegan Loy br Slippery When Wet by K Lynn br Desperate Measures by E T Malinowski br Gordon s Cat by Aundrea Singer br Photo Finish by AC Valentine

Evergreen (2012 Advent Calendar)

When it comes to romance ageless images are carried forever in your heart A candle in the window burning bright Warmth billowing from an old stone hearth Snowflakes falling from the night sky under a full moon Twinkle lights glinting in a lover s eyes br br Romance during the winter holidays is evergreen and these stories will get you in the mood for love Your Christmas present to yourself br br Stories include br a href https www goodreads com book show Aunt Dee Dee s Holiday Check title Aunt Dee Dee s Holiday Check rel nofollow Aunt Dee Dee s Holiday Check a by Joel Skelton br a href https www goodreads com book show Betting on Snow title Betting on Snow rel nofollow Betting on Snow a by H Lewis Foster br a href https www goodreads com book show Bianca s Plan title Bianca s Plan rel nofollow Bianca s Plan a by B G Thomas br a href https www goodreads com book show Bless Us Every One title Bless Us Every One rel nofollow Bless Us Every One a by Gina A Rogers br a href https www goodreads com book show A Charming Idea title A Charming Idea rel nofollow A Charming Idea a by Alex Mar br a href https www goodreads com book show The Christmas Snoop title The Christmas Snoop rel nofollow The Christmas Snoop a by Jean Wolfe br a href https www goodreads com book show The Colors of Pastor Saul title The Colors of Pastor Saul rel nofollow The Colors of Pastor Saul a by S A Garcia br a href https www goodreads com book show Eight Days title Eight Days rel nofollow Eight Days a by Cardeno C br a href https www goodreads com book show A Gentleman s Agreement title A Gentleman s Agreement rel nofollow A Gentleman s Agreement a by J Roman br a href https www goodreads com book show The Ghost of Mistletoe Lock title The Ghost of Mistletoe Lock rel nofollow The Ghost of Mistletoe Lock a by Amy Rae Durreson br a href https www goodreads com book show A Great Miracle Happened There title A Great Miracle Happened There rel nofollow A Great Miracle Happened There a by Kim Fielding br a href https www goodreads com book show Inseparable title Inseparable rel nofollow Inseparable a by Chris Scully br a href https www goodreads com book show Inspiration title Inspiration rel nofollow Inspiration a by Henrietta Clarke br a href https www goodreads com book show Last Tree Standing title Last Tree Standing rel nofollow Last Tree Standing a by Julia Talbot br a href https www goodreads com book show Lessons Learned Wishes Earned title Lessons Learned Wishes Earned rel nofollow Lessons Learned Wishes Earned a by Cassandra Gold br a href https www goodreads com book show Lord of Misrule title Lord of Misrule rel nofollow Lord of Misrule a by Alix Bekins br a href https www goodreads com book show Lucky title Lucky rel nofollow Lucky a by Ana Bosch br a href https www goodreads com book show Mending Noel title Mending Noel rel nofollow Mending Noel a by Charlie Cochet br a href https www goodreads com book show Old Flames title Old Flames rel nofollow Old Flames a by Davi Rodriguez br a href https www goodreads com book show On the Rocks title On the Rocks rel nofollow On the Rocks a by Ari McKay br a href https www goodreads com book show Peace in the Valley title Peace in the Valley rel nofollow Peace in the Valley a by Jana Denardo br a href https www goodreads com book show The Perils and Pleasures of a White Christmas title The Perils and Pleasures of a White Christmas rel nofollow The Perils and Pleasures of a White Christmas a by Emily Moreton Erin Sheppard br a href https www goodreads com book show The Roommate title The Roommate rel nofollow The Roommate a by Teegan Loy br a href https www goodreads com book show Rudolph title Rudolph rel nofollow Rudolph a by Sam C Leonhard br a href https www goodreads com book show Safe Harbor title Safe Harbor rel nofollow Safe Harbor a by Laylah Hunter br a href https www goodreads com book show Snowbound in Nowhere title Snowbound in Nowhere rel nofollow Snowbound in Nowhere a by Andrew Grey br a href https www goodreads com book show Soups and Diners title Soups and Diners rel nofollow Soups and Diners a by Alex Whitehall br a href https www goodreads com book show Traditions from the Heart title Traditions from the Heart rel nofollow Traditions from the Heart a by Bru Baker br a href https www goodreads com book show Turkey in the Snow title Turkey in the Snow rel nofollow Turkey in the Snow a by Amy Lane br a href https www goodreads com book show Wish List title Wish List rel nofollow Wish List a by J J Cassidy br a href https www goodreads com book show Yes Darling title Yes Darling rel nofollow Yes Darling a by Dawn Kimberly Johnson

All in a Day's Work

A guy s got to make a living He can do it the conventional way by selling cars scooping ice cream or delivering sandwiches or he can earn his money as a spy a historical interpreter or the host of a myth busting television show Whether the men in this anthology are working hard to build their own business or performing in drag at a dance hall every day has the potential for surprises and the chance to satisfy their lust or maybe find something more permanent For the guys in these stories what s all in a day s work might be anything but what they expected br br b Ice Cream Dreams b by Shae Connor br i Gage Albert is working at his Uncle Gordon s ice cream shop when well regarded young chef Loren Rey stops by interested in using the shop s unique flavors for his new restaurant Gage plies Loren with samples and banter and soon finds ice cream isn t the only thing on the menu After the men share a hot night together Gage approaches his uncle about Loren s ideas but he fears Gordon s religious nature may mean rejection not just for Loren but also for Gage who isn t out to his uncle Torn between the business and the personal Gage has to decide if a future with Loren is worth revealing all i br br b My OTP b by Bru Baker br i Troy Casley and Ryder Hamilton cohost a popular myth debunking reality television show and their on air chemistry is a big part of the show s huge fan base Fans have long suspected there s more between them than just friendship and most posts on Tumblr about them are accompanied with exclamation points and the tag OTP One True Pairing Little do the fans know but they re on to something Troy and Ryder have been having a secret affair for months br br But Troy wants more than just a casual relationship with Ryder Like their hardcore fans he wants Ryder to be his OTP When Ryder discovers the social media sites where Troy obsessively reads about them his reaction just might surprise Troy i br br b The Bet b by Holly O Hale br br b Not Quite b by Therese Woodson br i As a historical interpreter for a living history museum Henry spends his days doling out facts about the American Revolution while wearing breeches and a tricorn hat When he s not working he s a serial flirt with a long string of one night stands in his wake never allowing anyone to get too close br br However when a reenactment group comes to town for the weekend Henry meets Owen a private in George Washington s army After an intense encounter in Owen s tent in the encampment Henry breaks his self imposed rule by seeing Owen again It is clear Owen would be open to more between them and Henry is falling hard in spite of himself The trouble is Henry s never been in a relationship and isn t sure where to begin i br br b Extra Mayo b by Henrietta Clarke br br b Short Timer b by Jenni Michaels br br b Dance Hall Days b by Amy Jo Cousins br i London br br Bouncer Frank Armstrong has been watching drag performer Laurie Hale for months watching him mesmerize the audience with his beautiful voice and shy charm and watching him fall for the honeyed words of wealthy men who come to the ballroom slumming One night Frank finds Laurie suffering his latest heartbreak and decides to clean him up and give him some advice but Laurie is in no mood for a lecture An anti sodomy raid puts a halt to Frank s speech and while the two of them hide from the police in a secret storage closet they acknowledge the attraction between them But it will only blossom into more if Laurie can convince Frank a dance hall songbird can be as strong as the man who guards the door i br br b Unmasked b by Kay Walker br i In the near future the line between the poor and the Uppers the cruel and greedy rich is sharper than ever Raven s work as a spy is to maintain the public persona of a member of high society while teaming up with his tech handler codename Glitch to electronically steal from the rich and redirect resources to the poor They ve set their sights on avaricious Upper Jakinda Diaz who Raven has been studying for months After a close call on the mission Raven returns to their safe house full of restless energy Both Raven and Glitch need to relieve the stress of their dangerous careers in espionage and they find that with each other i

Bare Studs

Plumbing cleaning stone work painting Whatever the task these men have just the right tools for the job Need something buffed or polished You ve come to the right place From light and sexy fun to smoldering passion to life changing transformations it s all in a day s work for these blue collar studs When it needs to be done and done right trust a professional mechanic dry waller construction worker firefighter or snow globe repairman These guys know if you re going to work you might as well work hard Tag along with them as they show off their special skills on the job and off