By: Chris T. Kat
43 pages / 11600 words
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Wanted: one bear. Must be burly and hairy, and strong enough to paddle. Hunter Bell is on the prowl, and he knows just where to find his prey: at the Bear Trap, a gay leather bar he’s more than a little familiar with. So many men, so little time. He’s just about to pounce on his choice of the evening when a newcomer enters the bar, turning everyone’s head. Adrian Michaels is everything Hunter despises in a man. He’s lean and boyish looking, and he has the deepest dimples Hunter’s ever seen.
And yet there is an immediate attraction, one that neither man can deny. They’re both too astonished to do anything about this apparent interest in one another, and they waste their opportunity. Now it’s up to Hunter to forget about his stereotypical preference and go for the guy that’s just entered his dreams. If only he can admit to himself that Adrian’s what he really wants...
Every Drop of My Love
By: Jane Davitt
54 pages / 16700 words
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Steve is a human donor, making a living by allowing dying vampires to feed from him. Then he meets North, a vampire sun-damaged and terribly scarred but very much alive. As North feeds from Steve they become friends with a strong attraction building.
Once healed, North makes Steve an offer he doesn't want to refuse; let North hunt him through the city before being brought back to North's home to fulfill every fantasy Steve's shared with him.
It's going well until a mugger threatens Steve's life and North intervenes, creating an unbreakable bond between the two of them that threatens to ruin what they'd begun to build.
2013 Charity Sip Blitz Complete Package
By: 26 Authors
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Welcome to the 2013-2014 Sip Blitz, which is all about all of those who proudly serve and protect all of us!
Who can resist a sexy uniform? From military to medical and police to paramedics; from soldiers of history to starships of the future; from simply sweet to scorching hot, these stories about those in uniformed service -- and those who love them -- will make you laugh and cry in all the best ways.
And since the authors have generously volunteered to donate their proceeds (an amount which Torquere Press will match) to the OutServe charity organization, you get to feel good about this collection before you've even cracked the cover!
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Individual StoriesA Hidden Battle
By: Kathryn Scannell
24 pages / 7000 words
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Drafted into a secret British unit dedicated to defeating Hitler's occult forces, American GI's Sam Rutherford and Charlie Watson have found comfort in each other's arms. But will their love endure past the end of the war that brought them together? Charlie wants it to, but Sam isn't so sure. It may not even matter, because Charlie is a marked man. He learned dangerous Nazi secrets on a scouting mission, and now they're just waiting to get a shot at him.
Acts of Kindness
By: BA Tortuga
19 pages / 4900 words
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Police officer Evan feels real sympathy toward the family of the injured rodeo rider he helped care for, enough so that he visits Rowdy in the hospital while they wait to see if he’ll recover. He tries hard to fight his attraction to Rowdy’s brother, Russ, because it seems ghoulish, but he can’t help but notice how caring and hot the ex-military cowboy is. Russ thinks Evan is not only a hero, he’s a good guy, and not hard to look at, either. Is comfort the only name of the game when these two get together?
Ad Astra (To the Stars)
By: Molly Church
16 pages / 4200 words
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Jacob and Nicholas are naval pilots and astronauts of the future. Jacob is recovering from an injury that's left him with frequent vertigo and near-constant nausea, neither of which are doing anything to help his restless mood. Nicholas, however, is just glad that his husband is recovering, and is happy to be there for him while he does.
By the Book
By: Nancy M. Griffis
29 pages / 7800 words
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Boston Police Detective Kyle Kearney’s been burned by love before and takes a hands-off approach to his love life... until he meets book expert Roman Archambault. After Roman's invaluable assistance with a troubling murder case, and egged on by his police partner, Kyle asks Roman out. Their instant attraction sweetly develops into much more.
By: Laura Hughes
28 pages / 7800 words
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Cadet Lieutenant Mike Ruggiero loves Future Service members of America summer camp: fresh air, exercise, tactical training, wilderness survival… and cute guys. But he’s trying not to think about that. Here, he’s just a normal soldier. But when a rumor gets out that someone in Ruggiero's squad is gay, it looks like all the coming out drama from back home is about to come crashing back.
Dog Days and Dark Nights
By: Emily Moreton
20 pages / 5200 words
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Patrick wouldn't say that the last thing he's expecting while walking his dog is to run into his ex-partner -- he did move to Jasper's favorite town, after all -- but it's still a shock to the system. Maybe even more so when they end up on a coffee date. Patrick's disabilities, caused by the accident that took him out of the Army, combined with Jasper's lingering resentment over the secrecy that eventually broke them up, make for a rocky first date. Is practice enough to make perfect this time?
Dog Days March
By: Liam Grey
27 pages / 7400 words
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Five years after an accident in the Army left Jim blind, he's braving the summer heat and a new guide dog to walk in the 4th of July parade with the other Wounded Warriors. In Jim's imagination, he finished the parade, got down on one knee in his uniform, and asked Milo The Question. But a touch of heatstroke wasn't in his plan, and he still hasn't found Milo in the crowded fairgrounds. It's going to take perseverance, strength, and a little love from Milo to get Jim through this Dog Days March.
Drama on Skyline Drive
By: Avery Dawes
23 pages / 6500 words
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As ranger Mason Lake settles into his new job at Shenandoah National Park, he is quickly tested with a morning crammed full of annoying calls for service and ominous weather. The only bright spot is a phone call from his boyfriend, Jax, wanting to meet for lunch…but a heated argument ensues when the pair finally catch up.
Before they can make amends, a frantic driver interrupts, reporting a badly injured hiker. The other rangers in the area are all occupied, but Mason needs assistance to rescue the wounded teen. Will Jax be willing to set aside their differences to help, before the storm breaks?
Every Sunday at One
By: V. L. Locey
12 pages / 3300 words
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Carter Johnson never had a clue that the simple act of volunteering to help pack goodies for our troops might lead him to a possible romance. The first time Carter sees PFC Andrew Fraser, he's attracted to the Purple Heart recipient. It's not just the man's eyes or mouth that draws Carter to Andrew. It's his heart, courage, dedication, and valor as well. Imagine his surprise when he finds out the attraction seems to be mutual. Is love on the calendar for every Sunday at one?
By: M. Raiya
26 pages / 7700 words
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Forbidden love and the risk of execution dance together, a dangerous waltz of passion and terror. When the nightmare comes true for the ambassador, the king must use every bit of his cunning and wit or they will both face the sword.
The king and the ambassador first appeared in my last year's Charity Sip, Slow Awakening.
18 pages / 4600 words
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Aaron is a small town fire captain, and his passion for his lover, Zak, is hotter than any fire he might be called to tackle. He weaves his home and work life effortlessly together, knowing that no matter what he may be called to deal with, his lover will be waiting at home, ready to take good care of him.
By: J.L. Jensen
27 pages / 7400 words
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Jason is working at the Twin Cities Pride EMS/First Aid booth when he sees a beautiful woman take a fall. She twisted her ankle, can't wear her high heels, and it's hot out, so he loans her some socks to protect her feet. Casey loves dressing up, but some of his previous boyfriends have objected to being seen with a woman. When Jason stops by to pick up his socks, Casey wants more than the massage Jason offers. Jason's bi, and doesn't care how Casey dresses -- he's fallen in love -- but how can he convince Casey of that?
Flack Jacket Love
By: Sean Michael
14 pages / 3400 words
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Rig has a secret. Sometimes, when he’s alone, he put on one of Rock or Dick’s old camo jackets and gets off wearing it. What happens when he’s caught in the middle of things by Rock and Dick themselves?
Gray and Burnished Granite Seas
By: Tray Ellis
14 pages / 3900 words
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Frank Ross is ninety-eight years old, and he's come to the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. to pay his respects and remember his remarkable lover, Tom Willard, who died at sea during World War II while stationed on a battleship. Except that there's familiar music in the air, and Frank suddenly isn't as alone as he'd thought, standing amidst the granite sea of the memorial, with the bronzed metal of the Lone Sailor statue just an arm's distance away.
By: Indra Vaughn
22 pages / 6300 words
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Halcyon Hush is a harsh town in an even harsher world. The apocalypse left behind a scattering of tough survivors who are finally starting to rebuild their lost civilization.
There is no room for men loving men, not when the population needs to grow. So Doctor Ira Ellis does his duty, lives his life if not quite content, then at least quietly. He has his work, he has his small home. What he doesn’t have is the strength to resist temptation when it comes, in the shape of Doctor Richard McLean.
It's Good to be Home
By: Delilah Storm
29 pages / 8500 words
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During this last 14 month tour of duty, Jason has missed a lot, including the adoption of his and Ridley’s baby girl, Barbara. While Ridley is ecstatic to have his husband home again, Jason’s remark that he has something they need to discuss has Ridley’s insides all knotted up. How can he convince Jason to stay home with him and their baby and be a part of loving family, just the way they’ve always dreamed?
By: John Amory
14 pages / 4000 words
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Steven is used to working from home and setting his own schedule, so fulfilling his civic duty by participating in jury duty is getting on his last nerve. But on the morning the trial is set to begin, Steven catches the eye of an adorable bailiff named Mike. A chance meeting at lunch gets the two men talking, and they realize they have more in common than they thought. Their half hour of bonding is interrupted, however, by an unspeakable act. Mike will prove to his fellow officers that being gay doesn't make him any less of a man, and Steven will learn that there are far worse things to endure than jury duty.
Knights in Silk
By: Julia Talbot
18 pages / 4500 words
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When Army Golden Knight Derek is assigned to tandem jump with an old flame, he tries to get out of the assignment. Former CIA operative Kane is nothing but trouble, after all. Now an activist for the environment, Kane knows a man can change. Can he convince Derek to take a new leap of faith?
Lost and Found in the Pacific
By: Julian Griffith
23 pages / 6400 words
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After their B-24 crashes into the Pacific, Lieutenants Andrew Mackenzie and Harry Glassman make it onto the plane's life raft just ahead of the sharks. With their survival in doubt, they discover that their love for each other goes deeper than friendship. They promise each other that if they have any future at all, they'll make sure it's a future together.
By: Serena Yates
12 pages / 3200 words
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Ethan Turner never liked living in a city, and his job as park ranger at Glacier National Park is just what he dreamed of. He loves protecting the animals and land under his care, and dealing with the occasional tourist -- well, all jobs have their drawbacks.
Caleb Sagan, a recent journalism graduate, works at the Billings Tribune. He got stuck with a two-month assignment at Glacier National Park to write a series of articles extolling outdoor life meant to draw more tourists to Montana.
Can these two men overlook their differences long enough to make it to their first date?
By: A. Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder
28 pages / 7400 words
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On the harsh desert world of Persis, most of the inhabitants flee to the cliff cities during the searing heat of Daymonth. A young hosteller and his grandparents choose to remain in their waystation as caretakers. This proves to be a wise decision, as a Truth Seeker is stranded there with them. Isolated, the Seeker and the hosteller begin to develop feelings for each other, but the discovery that they are not alone could threaten more than their relationship.
Sky Rockets in Flight
By: Rob Rosen
12 pages / 3100 words
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Sky rockets in flight lead to an unexpected afternoon delight when Todd finds himself on a raft with Glenn as the latter prepares for that evening’s Fourth of July celebration. The men and the fireworks both shoot off in this romantically off-beat, color-drenched, not to mention sweat-drenched, good-time holiday romp. And who could’ve guessed that a desire to become one with nature would lead to becoming two with it?
Start Something New
By: J. Rocci
24 pages / 6300 words
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Sergeant First Class Matt Ridley adopts a new puppy and joins his HOA Board thinking it will get him out of the house more; otherwise the alternative is his well-meaning brother signing him up for online dating sites. Through HOA business, Ridley meets Brett Isaacs, a civilian Army security guard at the base where he works, who also shares his destructive dog woes. A yard planning session with beer and pizza turns into a profession of mutual attraction and a very satisfying ending as they agree to embark on something new.
By: Lorne Rodman
16 pages / 4000 words
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Newly out of the army, and out of the closet, Paul finds himself at the local gay pride parade. Imagine his surprise when he discovers he knows one of the men walking with the military float. Paul and Dev attended Basic Training together years ago when they were both in the closet. Now that they’ve found out that they’ve got being gay in common, can they discover what else they both like?
The Immoral Use of Rubber
By: Kiernan Kelly
22 pages / 5800 words
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The year is 1943, and Colin knows society and his family fully expect him to get married, but he is not as enthusiastic as everyone else over the prospect of settling down. In fact, the very idea of bedding a wife makes him physically ill, so he’s overjoyed when he received his draft notice. It will give him at least a temporary reprieve from the altar.
At boot camp, he meets Jake, a big Texan with a warm smile and a hot, wet mouth. They hit it off immediately, and as they share stolen moments together wherever they can, their feelings for one another deepen.
Soon enough, though, cold reality sets in when the horrors of war threaten to tear their lives, and hearts, apart on a bullet-strewn beach in Normandy.
Coming Next Week...
Bar None, anthology
by BA Tortuga, Julia Talbot, Sean Michael and Kiernan Kelly
Join Kiernan Kelly, Sean Michael, Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga as they tell four sexy tales of bartenders and the men who love them.
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, BDSM
Pour Me a Triple
by Sean Michael
When Jai and Bay meet at The Bending Willow where Bay is a bartender, they never expect that the two of them together will catch the eye of Master Storm, but that’s exactly what happens.
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM
Roughstock: Tag Team -- Fais Do Do
by BA Tortuga
Landon Gaudet has been dreaming of the cowboy made for him since he was a baby in the Bayou. Too bad Adam Taggart is a stubborn, grumpy, Texan safety man with a reputation of burning through every willing bullrider on the circuit.
Genre: Contemporary, Western
Worth the Wait
by Beth Wylde
Barbara has her sights set on the sexy new bartender at Rainbow Junction, and after a heated make-out session, Barbara is even more determined. Will all her hard work make it worth the wait?
Genre: Contemporary, Lesbian, Erotica