Sweet and Spicy Deals for January 30, 2020

Ghosts - Jackie Keswick

Family. Christmas. Old ghosts. Or comfort, joy and new beginnings? When it comes to the holidays, Jack and Gareth are poles apart.

Just the prospect of a big celebration brings Jack sleepless nights and painful memories. Add two rescued teenagers, an upcoming trial, and an unexpected discovery, and Jack is convinced he’ll screw up his second chance with Gareth.

Because Gareth loves the holidays. For him, they’re all about new beginnings and family he's chosen for himself, while Jack’s past has only taught him to fight and protect.

Jack wants Gareth, the boys, a new life. He just never guessed that the fight for what he always wanted would rage in the most dangerous of battlefields: his own mind.


Don't Fear the (Not Really Grim) Reaper - Carole Cummings

When unassuming college student Emery Sutton wakes up in the morgue, it takes him a few minutes to remember he has magic and free himself from the refrigerated drawer. And the body bag. (God.) It doesn’t take long, though, for him to remember the hot guy with the wings he saw just before a city bus ran him over.

Junior Reaper John, has been summoned before his supervisor to explain how his first solo assignment went so wrong. John can’t. All he knows is that he ran into Emery quite by accident, that Emery saw John when no one should have been able to, and when they accidentally touched, a bus came out of nowhere and plowed Emery under. (John really does feel bad about that.)

Hot angels, annoying demons, hijinks, absurdity, drunk siblings, a dash of silly romance, an inordinate attachment to wings, and a highly disorganized bid for world domination—Follow Emery and John down the rabbit hole where they find that moms are scarier than demons from hell, a goat is not a puppy no matter what Emery's sister says, and awkward romance can happen anywhere.


Halfway to Someday - Layla Dorine

Rocker Jesse Winters just wants to be left alone. If he could melt into oblivion, he would and bid farewell to the wild child of rock n’ roll so many had dubbed him in recent months. Truth is there was never anything reckless, wild, or even deliberate about most of the things that had happened on Wild Child’s last tour.

Ryker Jorgensen left the VA hospital with a bunch of prescriptions and pamphlets on how to deal with reentering the civilian world, not that he’s in any hurry to do so. His nightmares still keep him up at night, and every new limitation he discovers leads him to believe he’s hopelessly useless now. Better to drive up to his cousin’s cabin and lick his wounds.

The last thing Ryker expected to see was the man whose face had been plastered in his footlocker and his dreams for the better part of the past six years. Jesse Winters is nothing like he imagined. When trying to leave Ryker out in the storm doesn’t work, Jesse resorts to ignoring him. But two wounded souls trapped in a snowed-in cabin have little choice but to reach out for one another when emotions fray.



Window Watcher - Matt Converse

Murder is in the eye of the beholder. In this M/M nod to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window, Heston is a writer who spends most of his life alone in his own little world. One spring day he pulls up his window shades and sees more than he ever imagined.

The gorgeous and younger Icarus wants Heston to commit to love. To prove himself, he ends up trying to solve a murder without either of them becoming the next victim. A peek into a stranger’s life can turn from sexy to deadly in the blink of an eye. What you see isn’t always what you get.


Cherish Him - Steve Milton

Ted says my band doesn't make real music. I say his cat looks like a ham.

We’re enemies from the start.

When my girlfriend runs off with my drummer, I need a place to hide from the paparazzi. What don’t I need? An arrogant small-town landlord who sneers at my songs.

I didn’t think I was gay. But the more time I spend with Ted, the more I look forward to seeing him. I wish he cooed at me the way he coos at that cat.

It wasn’t supposed to happen. My most heated argument with Ted brought us to a searing-hot kiss.

That kiss didn’t change how I scowled at him or how he sneered at me. But sometimes you can’t stop the music.


As You Wish - Isobel Starling

1 wedding, 2 best men, one hell of a love story!

Declan Ramsay was set to be the best man at his brother's wedding in Scotland, sharing best man duties with the bride's gay kid brother Sam. Sam was abroad finishing his studies so the best men communicated by email for more than a year and wouldn't meet for the first-time until a few days before the wedding.

But on meeting Sam Aiken, Declan is surprised to see he isn't a kid at all, but a striking, athletic blond man with gorgeous green eyes and a wicked sense of humor. Declan is alarmed by the ferocious attraction he feels for Sam. And as the attraction is reciprocated, the events at Dunloch Castle change everything Declan has ever believed about himself.

But is Sam Aiken all he appears to be?