The Dreamer

The Dreamer by M. King

 

Horacio Valdez is a man of science. He has poured himself into forging a career, a life…and just hoping that, somehow, the rest will take care of itself. Loneliness has stalked him for years, and he has never fully mastered the art of connecting with others. Only in his dreams does Horacio know the comfort and closeness of another’s presence, but is the figure that haunts his nights completely benign?

When Horacio is forced to confront his dreams—and the beautiful, terrible creature at their center—the truth might just be more frightening than his reality has ever been.

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Passing Shadows

Passing Shadows by M. King

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After serving six years for murdering his abusive father, Tommy Hawks is released from prison. He moves back in with what’s left of his family and tries to negotiate a new life with them and his partner, Brett, who has stood by him through everything. But moving on isn’t so easy.

Resentment simmers just below the surface, but so do gratitude and guilt. Brett and Tommy need to give each other the time and space to discover who they are individually, and Tommy especially needs the opportunity to stand on his own—even if that means another separation.

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Filth

Filth by M. King

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Does gender really matter? Kel and Toni are two damaged people, both trying to find answers. But, where Kel’s hopes for the future lie mainly with outreach programs and a new life with his lover, Toni’s looking for absolution in a bottle of Mexican hormone pills.

Kel loves Toni obsessively and—though he supports both of them on the money he gleans from tricks and less-than-salubrious clients—he struggles with the reality of Toni’s burgeoning transition, and her motives for doing it.

While Kel grapples with his worries, and the attentions of regular client Michael, otherwise known as The Sherbet Pervert, Toni has different problems to face. Is there really a correct way to read women’s magazines? What about the manifold uses of maxi pads? And just what is this gender thing, anyway?

For all their attempts to build a life together, both Kel and Toni know their survival is precarious. What neither of them realize is just how easily their harsh, isolated little world can be turned upside down and, when chance events push them into unknown territory, both must confront some difficult truths.

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Breaking Faith

Breaking Faith by M. King
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Brett Derwent thinks he has life all planned out. With the freedom of college life just months away, Brett’s eagerly awaiting some fun and independence… until he meets Tommy Hawks. Over the course of one northern Montana summer, an intense romance blooms between the young men, but Tommy has a painful secret—one that even first love can’t mitigate. Continually brutalized by his violent father, Tommy is pushed to the edge, torn between the desire to protect his mother and four siblings, and his fear of losing the love he never expected to find.

When the unthinkable happens and Tommy’s father is found dead, Brett is afraid to learn the truth. Appalled to think that his lover may be responsible, Brett must face impossible questions: how much of his life—of his youth—is he willing to sacrifice for Tommy, and will having faith in him be enough?

 

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Tonight or Else

Tonight or Else by M. King

Every Cornishman comes into the world with the soul-deep knowledge that his land straddles the narrow shallows between the solid rocks of English practicality and the ocean of myth that lies beyond.

Jamie Tregellis has no time for old men’s tales; working at The Lamb Inn keeps him too busy even to pine for his lost love, Will Andrewartha, who’d split Jamie’s heart in two when he left to become a sailor. Will promised to come back for him, but Jamie had long since given up hope – until one night he hears a noise in the stableyard….

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Light and Water

Light and Water by M. King

Venice is supposed to heal Dan’s heart—not make him lose it all over again.

After a bad break-up, London photographer Dan wants time to himself in Italy’s glittering jewel. He’s not looking for a holiday fling but, when he meets shy, closeted schoolteacher, Cesare, neither man can deny their passionate attraction. As lust deepens into something more, can their romance outlast the suntan?

After breaking up with his boyfriend, London-based photographer Dan takes a trip to Venice. All he wants is a little time alone, and to lose himself in the city he’s dreamed of visiting for years. He isn’t looking for a holiday fling… until he meets shy, closeted schoolteacher Cesare. The attraction between them is undeniable but, as flirtation gives way to passion, both men are drawn to each other with an unexpected intensity.

Once the dreamy, hedonistic days of Venice are over, neither really wants to let the other go, but can the fantasy they lived ever become truly real? Keep Reading →

Safe House

Safe House by M. King

 

Simon Preston has fought all his life to be the biggest, best, and brightest…but, just for once, he wants someone else to take control.

Confused and embarrassed by his desires, Simon resolves to keep them secret at all costs, especially from his boyfriend, Frazer. Unable to face the thought of potential rejection, Simon vows he’d rather lose Frazer than admit the truth, but when everything comes tumbling out into the open, there’s nowhere left to hide…. Keep Reading →

After the Fall

After the Fall by M. King

Before the Fall of Lucifer, Heaven was at peace. Two angels knew perfect love, until the rebellion parted them.

Banished to Hell for his role in the plot, fallen angel Xaphan is doomed to tempt and seduce human souls while, high above, Hael, his former lover, is supposed to be the angel of kindness who brings compassion into their world. Both are unhappy with their lot, but a meeting with one human soul will change their lives forever.

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The Gypsy’s Fiddle

The Gypsy's Fiddle by M. King

 

Even the most impossible dreams can come true—for a price.

Matthew Lee plays his fiddle for pennies at the local inn, though he’s more interested in Roger, the innkeeper’s son, than the coin he earns with his bow. When a stranger offers to trade him his fiddle in return for granting his dearest wish, Matthew knows he should be wary, but he can’t help being tempted. Will his weakness lead to ruin, or to the truth that’s been right in front of him the whole time? Keep Reading →

White Stones

White Stones by M. King

 

A curse is a difficult thing to lift.

When Zach’s two brothers fall foul of an old woman with hidden powers, he must set out to save them…not knowing he will uncover far more than he imagined.

Alone in the world—and in their isolated woodland camp—Zach, Cain, and Joseph should know better than to offend old hags who come calling. Under threat of a terrible spell, Zach must travel to free his brothers with nothing but his bravery, and his dreams. Yet what he finds at the strange cottage upon the hill surpasses anything he could have expected.

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