Hearts Afire: LGBT
Valentine’s Day Anthology
Subtitle Episode Six.
By: Nicholas Bella
“It’s one thing to know that I’m a knight in King Adriel’s court, but it’s another thing to know what that really means.”
I’ve had one successful mission that I managed to complete by the skin of my… well, let’s just say that I wouldn’t have been able to do it without Raphael’s help. He’s become a huge part of my life now and after learning even more about myself and what my role is in our relationship, let’s just say that I think I’m adjusting rather well, considering the circumstances. On top of my personal issues—and I have plenty—the Society has tasked me with another mission. No rest for the wicked, and I do find that I’m enjoying my wickedness even more now that I’m a demon. Nonetheless, I’ve been assigned to a case where a demon is killing and feeding on a bunch of innocent people who seemed to just be a little down on their luck in the love department. Well, that just doesn’t sit well with me and I’m making it my business to bring this demon to my dinner table.
Title: My Men
Author: Andrea Smith
This sequel to “These Men,” finds Paige, Eli and Cain trying to add to their family. Unfortunately, they’ve been trying for several months with no luck. The stork seems to be ignoring them . . . or is he? When an unexpected person shows up on their doorstep, it isn’t quite the bundle of joy they’ve been hoping for, but their lives are about to get even more interesting. Someone from Eli’s past is about to play havoc with their summer, and put a crimp in their love lives. Steamy, sexy, and an incredibly complicated scenario is about to play out, that finds Eli caught between a rock and a hard place (pardon the pun). Will Eli do the right thing, or put their relationship at risk?
Title: Dirty Red DollAuthor: L.E. Chamberlin
Jemma’s a former top-billed adult film actress whose on-screen sex life has always been far more interesting than her real romances. Nearing “retirement age” at thirty-three and still unsure what life after porn holds for her, she’s looking forward to finishing one last film and heading off to Europe for an extended, soul-searching holiday. When Jemma’s beautiful new costar shows up on the set, things heat up fast. But when Heidi makes it clear she’s not available offscreen without a commitment, Jemma is forced to decide what’s more important: the first taste of freedom she’s had in 15 years or a chance at love.
Title: The Manny
Author: Susan Ward
I never understood when people said someday you would love someone enough to want it all. All? I didn’t even know what they meant by “all.” I’d spent most of my life in the military in the Special Forces and, since taking that career-ending bullet in Kandahar, as personal security for the most famous rock star on the planet. My life worked for me.
But the minute I saw him, it all changed. I knew he was the one for me. The one the term all was invented for. I never expected to fall so completely for a one-night stand. I thought this kind of love was something I was incapable of feeling, but then Leland Jensen was not my usual type of hookup. He was my age when I’d always been careful to stick with partners too young to hold my interest. He was smart and humorous. And he was my match in bed in every way.
That he wasn’t like my other sexual partners should have warned me away that first night. Instead, it drew me to him like a moth to a flame.
Title: Guns Blazing
Authors: Eva LeNoir & Andrea Smith
My name is Lloyd Ledbetter and I am the best lawyer New York criminals can buy. My obsession to detail is their saving grace. I’m focused, determined and one track minded. Nursing my broken heart for the last few months, I’ve stayed away from anything that could resemble a relationship.
Until Luke Gunner.
My name is Luke Gunner and I’m the best money launderer criminals can buy. With an IQ reaching the status of genius, I can practically make money without breaking a sweat. I’m fun, independent and a lover of life. Settling down was never a priority especially when I had so many options laid out in front of me.
Until Lloyd Ledbetter.
Title: Mr. Hollywood
Author: Jenna Galicki
Tyler Kennedy, renowned New York City stylist, has already made a name for himself among the Hollywood elite. An opportunity to work on the West Coast gives him a reason to leave everything behind, including the guy who broke his heart. He moves to Los Angeles where he’s determined to start his life anew.
Lorenzo Di Carlo is America’s number one heartthrob. He’s pitted against Hollywood’s most beautiful leading ladies, but often seen socializing with an array of handsome men. Speculation about his sexuality keeps his name at the top of every headline, so his manager and press agent won’t let him confirm or deny the rumors. When his new stylist walks in and knocks him off his feet, he has to decide what’s more important – his career or his heart.