On Valentine's Day Anthology
Stories by Sue Brown, Raine Delight, Remmy Duchene, Geoffrey Knight, AJ Llewellyn & Serena Yates, Patricia Logan, JR Loveless, Michael Mandrake, Kharisma Rayne & Sara York
Louis Hated Valentine’s Day by Sue Brown - For Louis it meant long hours making bouquets for men who handed over a dozen red roses and ignored their spouses for the rest of the year. No one appreciated the language of flowers except Arnie who came in each week, buying flowers for a man didn’t even listen to what Arnie was trying to say.
Moonlight Masquerade by Raine Delight - Mysterious roses keep popping up on Skylar Everclear's doorstep. No idea what is going, a little disturbed by this secret admirer, he tries to forget it all since he just got rid of the latest line of loser boyfriends and just wants to do his job at the local bakery. But when he meets his new neighbor, Marc Douglas, he finds himself drawn to the quiet young man even as he tries to not let his libido take over. But on Valentine's Day, a mysterious rose again pops up with a note to meet his admirer that night. Will Skylar take a chance that this time, love is right there waiting for him?
Impromptu Valentine's by Remmy Duchene - Allam Dalliwal’s mother, his everything, has died. After her funeral, unable to handle it and being a cop as well as the fact that his most hated day was coming up (Valentine’s Day), he knows he has to get away from the city. He runs to his friend’s cabin on Fergus Hill, over-looking the ocean to get back some feeling in his life. When he walks into the bedroom to see a chocolate Adonis asleep in the only bed there, Allam is appalled. That is until he finds out, this man is Derek and friend of a friend’s and isn’t a threat. Then Allam’s body begins showing just what he truly thinks of Derek Walker.
Private Investigator Derek Walker is at a point in his life where being a snoop isn’t in his blood anymore and his body is exhausted. Fleeing to his friend’s cabin is the only think that catches his fancy. When he wakes up to a gun in his face, he can’t help but notice the cop holding the gun is sexy as sin. How as he going to go a week, with the Indian hottie without claiming him as his own?
Be My Valentine, Bobby Bryson by Geoffrey Knight - When seven-year-old Mikey Madsen makes a Valentine’s Day card for someone named Bobby Bryson, it would seem to those around him that the very cornerstone of society might crumble. His teacher has a melt-down, his school principal goes into damage control and his single mother Kate isn’t quite sure how to handle the fact that her young son has just declared his love for another boy.
Will Mikey’s teachers and grandparents convince him that he has made some sort of ‘mistake’? Will society’s perceptions of romance forever alter one young boy’s understanding of true love? And just who is Bobby Bryson?
Champagne Kisses by JR Loveless - Their date cancelled on the most romantic day of the year, Sam Evans feels betrayed by Dean, who often puts work before their relationship. Brooding about his lover's lack of commitment toward him, he leaves work early only to be stunned by what awaits him outside the door.
Love Letters by Patricia Logan - Fourteen-year-old Jared Yates has developed a monstrous crush on the hottest guy in school. Eighteen-year-old Thad Maxfield is the high school varsity basketball center and the handsome six-foot three inch babe wouldn’t look Jared’s way if he was the last kid on earth. Jared decides to confess his love for Thad in a series of love letters stuffed into the older guy’s locker each morning leading up to Valentine’s Day.
Once the notes begin to arrive, Thad is suddenly flattered, wondering who the girl could be. Thad formulates his own plan to find out who his admirer is and stakes out his locker early one morning, only to finding to his utter surprise, Jared Yates, a kid he knows only from his face at basketball games and the local burger joint, running away from his locker. Thad decides to start a note campaign of his own, intrigued by his own awakening feelings for the young man. When Jared and he finally meet in the sports equipment room, the sparks ignite in a sweet and special way, turning Valentine’s Day into a day neither boy will ever forget.
Captain of His Heart by Michael Mandrake - Mario Dagosta has just broken up with his high school sweetheart and hasn’t dated since. Downtrodden and not able to cope, he spends many of his days at home. A very eclectic young man who prefers Tom Clancy to gay or m/m romances.
Cooper Delaney is a retired general who watched his forty something lover walks out on him. Always upbeat and confident, he knows he will find someone suitable to be his man.
Mario has it bad for the mature man and wants more but will he be deterred by the mocking from his best friends about his choice for a mate?
The Hearts Have Wounds by Kharisma Rhayne - Tyler knew Ken as his true love. After four years together things got out of control. Ken, who’d never admitted to his parents he was gay, broke up with Tyler and broke his heart in the process.
Would time heal Tyler’s wounds or was there really only one true love for each person?
Cat vs Dog 2 by A.J. Llewellyn and Serena Yates - C.A. Tallus has done what he previously considered unthinkable: he has fallen in love with a werewolf. Gay Ski Week in Aspen a year ago was such a success that he has even moved to Colorado to be with his lover, Bryan Braun. Despite the odds and the doomsayers' predictions, they are happy together, and with Valentine's Day in sight, Cory is hoping for more. More time with his busy wolf, more romance, and definitely more loving in and out of the bedroom. Bryan, busy pack alpha though he may be, has planned it all down to a T. Or should he say D? They are off to Disneyland's Gay Day and LA for a long weekend of fun. Taking their friends James, the ex-scrimper, and Tommy, the beta wolf shifter who is also James's dog named Tank when he chooses, seemed like a good idea at the time. But when Tommy threatens to reveal it all to an unknowing James, will they survive the fallout?
Sweet Happenings by Sara York - When Matt Wilson is dumped on Valentine's Day he never expects to find love again. His bakery is enough, until Robert Baxter rolls into town and show him what love really is. But Robert doesn't live in New York full time and he and Matt struggle to make a relationship. Can love win out in the end, or will their relationship be just another sweet happening in Matt's life.