Love Practice - A.F. Zoelle
I’m secretly a little in love with my best friend and roommate. Okay, I’m a lot in love with him. Like, truly, madly, deeply in love with him. But it’s not my fault! He’s hot, French, and laughs at all my stupid jokes. He’s the prince of my dreams, minus the part where he isn’t actual royalty and not in love with me.
Determined to change that, I come up with a brilliant plan to challenge Monsieur Know-it-all to be my dating tutor. I’m hoping that’ll tempt him into acting on our flirtatious banter.
If it doesn’t, maybe I’ll push my luck by suggesting some kissing practice?
Making It Spark - Ian O. Lewis
“Why are you touching me like that? I thought you were straight?”
Aaron had tormented me all through high school. He was the athlete who always had a girl on his arm, and another in the backseat of his convertible. I was the sensitive theater geek and knew I was different, while he was the jock determined to make my life a living hell. Years later, he put out a fire in my building and ignited one inside of me.
Of course, he was straight. Every man I fell for preferred skirts to me. But something was different about Aaron now. He wanted to be my friend, and straight guys normally didn’t hang out with me. So, I dragged him to a gay bar, hoping to scare him away. Instead, when a drunk guy got handsy with me, Aaron kissed me. Like, tongue in mouth full-on kissed me.
Straight guys didn’t kiss gay guys, right?
Centauri Doll - Wendy Rathbone
Hades is a Slave King, one of the most powerful and wealthy beings in the galaxy. But all he wants is to be left alone with machine servants and his collection of broken robots. So what makes him purchase a flawed vat-grown human slave boy?
Doll, one of the most beautiful of the manufactured Botticelli pleasure slaves, is imperfect. He was pulled from his tank missing his right foot. Not only that, something must be wrong with his brain, because though he was bred to want pleasure, he finds himself filled with a different sort of longing no slave should have. He wants to be loved.
Doll is way outside Hades’ preference for company and sexual release. But when Doll imprints on Hades and falls in love with him, he yearns to find a way to become more to Hades than just another item in a vast and priceless hoard.
Where Evil Begins - Matt Converse
Tyler is sexy, young and new to the New York City leather scene. When he eyes a muscle-bound masked stranger, his best friend Andrés warns him to be careful. They turn out to be words to live by, in every sense of the word.
Leather Head is a young man in conflict with his true identity. He goes to war with himself over being gay without the substructure of his family, especially his barbaric and bigoted father. This molds this young man into the "monster" he is. He is a villain to hate but also shows us that even pitch black sometimes needs brightness.