Coming soon to Amazon — the 8th book in our Herc’s Mercs series!
Love may not be pie, but when it comes to your lover, sharing isn’t the easiest thing in the world.
When Joe Morrissey returns home, heartsick and traumatized by his latest mission, the last thing he expects is to find his partner and lover, Brian Finnegan, has fallen for someone else. Even though Joe knows Finn has never been a one-man man, he has difficulty accepting Drew Martin’s place in Finn’s life — and especially in his heart. But when Finn is kidnapped by criminals seeking revenge on Joe, he’s forced to pair up with his rival to make sure Finn is kept safe. Joe has no choice but to face his deepest issues, not only about Drew, but also about his own past that has come back to haunt him. Doubt and pain are tearing Joe apart… Can Drew help put him back together, or does Finn risk losing both of the men he loves forever?
Herc’s Mercs: Room For One More will be available in ebook format on May 20!
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Hunter Callahan loved being a merc. As an explosives expert for Lawson & Greer, he’s dealt with everything from IEDs to rogue nukes. But when a suicide bomber in the form of a seven-year-old boy walks into camp, Hunter learns there are some fates far worse than death.
Payne Gibson recognizes the “thousand yard stare” of the PTSD Hunter refuses to acknowledge, and as a natural caretaker, he can’t resist when his boss, Cade “Hercules” Thornton, asks him to help. Hunter is resistant until their surveillance assignment turns dangerous, and Hunter realizes he’s in danger of losing his career, the only thing in his life that matters to him anymore.
Conventional therapy hasn’t worked, so Payne suggests an unorthodox form of therapy: BDSM. As a Dom, Payne thinks he can help Hunter face the issues he’s been avoiding. Having come to trust Payne and knowing his career is on the line, Hunter agrees to try.
Their relationship as Dom and sub deepens more than either of them expected. Payne knows adding emotions into the mix is dangerous, but he can’t help it when Hunter is both the man and the sub Payne has hoped to find. But Hunter doesn’t feel he deserves love, not when his best friend is dead because of him, leaving behind a wife and child to mourn — and to blame Hunter for their loss.
Payne can help Hunter to stare into the abyss… but what stares back might be more intense than either of them can handle.
Proudly presenting the cover and blurb for Herc’s Mercs: Where Angels Fear to Tread, coming in January to Amazon and ARe!
Mercs rush in where angels fear to tread…
Lee Albright is a photojournalist who loves traveling and the challenge of his job, but when he’s asked to shoot a calendar for charity, he can’t resist — especially since the models are the men of Hercules Security, some of the sexiest hunks he’s ever seen. Things get even better when he meets Mr. July, Geo Kensei, and the instant spark of attraction between them quickly bursts into an all-consuming flame.
Geo is exactly the kind of intense, dominating top Lee needs to fulfill all his fantasies, while Lee’s sensitivity and artistic soul tempt Geo to bind the gorgeous man to him with more than just ropes.
Unfortunately their careers force them to part ways, though they’re both anxious for a quick reunion. But in the midst of a war-torn city they meet again, and now Geo, the merc everyone calls “Saint”, must use every tool and skill he possesses to get both Lee and his client out of danger, while Lee has a hard time finding the comfort he needs in Geo’s cold, hard pragmatism in the face of danger. Geo’s intense focus on the mission is all that’s keeping the three of them alive, but will it also end up costing him any chance to be with Lee?
We’ve been working steadily to make as much of our back catalogue available again as soon as possible, and we now have most of the books that aren’t being republished by Dreamspinner Press up at Amazon.
All five of the Herc’s Mercs books are now available! Book 1 was revised extensively; books 2-5 were not. We’re working on preparing book 6 with a goal of releasing it in January 2017. Next month, we’ll have a cover reveal and a give-away for this brand new addition to the Herc’s Mercs series, so stay tuned!
Also available on Amazon: Holiday Hootenanny, Ghost of a Chance, and Call of the Night Singers.
I’ve reorganized our website a bit. New releases now have their own page. Our stand alone works are now on one page as well instead of being separated into short stories, novels, and novellas and mixed in with the works from a series. I’ve had separate series pages, so that hasn’t changed; I just updated to reflect new information about each series and its status if it’s no longer available.
Unlike book 1, we haven’t done any revision or updating to book 2 except for the cover. Books 2-5 in the series will be republished as they were originally without any changes or updates. Once we’ve rereleased all the previously published Herc’s Mercs books, we’ll release Herc’s Mercs: Where Angels Fear to Tread, which is a new, unpublished book!
In order to keep his skill in the field up to date, Alec “Red” Davis, Hercules Security’s chief of operations, takes a job protecting Jon Baldwin, an actor thrown into the spotlight by sudden fame. Although he’s attracted to Jon, who is modest about his success and genuinely appreciative of his fans, Alec knows he has to keep his distance. Even when Jon makes it obvious he returns Alec’s interest, there is a professional line Alec knows he must never cross – no matter how great the temptation.
While Alec accompanies Jon on a vacation to Central America, the two are caught in a devastating flash flood that pushes Alec’s abilities to their limits. Determined to get Jon to safety, Alec has to battle both nature and his own feelings. But when Jon falls ill, Alec realizes that professional integrity won’t mean a thing if he loses the man he loves.
Ari and I are pleased to announce that we’ve republished the first book in the Herc’s Mercs series, The Bigger They Come, on Amazon!
We did some significant revision because we thought we might release a second edition with a different publisher, but we decided to go the self-publishing route instead. The main changes are that Jude has a better relationship with his grandmother and isn’t quite as caustic, we beefed up the antagonist’s role and personality, and we added some new material.
We’re happy to start making our back catalogue available again, and we’re working on releasing the remaining books in the series over the next few weeks. We’re planning to make them available through Amazon and hopefully through All Romance eBooks as well.
Yesterday, I wrote about Blood Bathory 3, which is coming out at the end of this month, but we’ve got some other books coming out in the near (and far) future.
On November 2, the next book in the Herc’s Mercs series will be released. Herc’s Mercs: Where Angels Fear to Tread is a more action-packed adventure with our leading men trying to escape the war-torn streets of a city under the siege of a military coup.
We’ve got two books coming out in December! On the 15th, Dreamspinner Press will release Striking Sparks as part of their new Dreamspun Desires line. Two former high school rivals reunite during a BBQ cook-off, and the old sparks of rivalry — and attraction — start flying once more.
Also in December, we’ve got a lighter holiday story coming out from Torquere Press. From A to Z focuses on two men who meet under highly unusual circumstances and begin a holiday romance.
And looking ahead into June, 2017, we’ve got Breaking Bonds, which will be another release in the Dreamspun Desires line. A resort owner in the mountains of NC is desperate to keep his resort open, and he finds unexpected help from an executive chef on vacation.
We’ve also got a manuscript in the editing stage that we’ll be submitting this fall, and of course, we’re working on new stuff as well. We’re trying to keep a fairly steady pace so our output doesn’t drop like it did last year. It’s been tough with our schedules — especially mine — but I think we’ve done pretty well. 😀
Chris Hardison never expected the simple consulting gig to put him on somebody’s hit list, but Hercules Security’s resident computer whiz never does anything by halves. Now he’s on the run, guarded by gorgeous Jason Hekili, the newest member of Herc’s crew. But Chris and Jason have a past, and holing up in a safe house together is as complicated as it is dangerous.
Jason still wants Chris even though his broken heart hasn’t healed. He isn’t sure he can trust Chris, but when a crime syndicate targets Chris for assassination, Jason has to put his life on the line to protect Chris or risk losing their second chance for happiness before it even begins.
Meanwhile, Torquere Press is having a sale! Use code “Santa2015” between now and January 1, 2016 to receive 35% off your entire cart.
Our creative output has been a little low in 2015 because of various Life Obstacles arising for both of us, but we’re already making progress toward increasing our publications in 2016!
The next book in the Herc’s Mercs series will be released on January 6 from Torquere Press! Herc’s Mercs: The Harder They Fall is the first story to feature two employees of Hercules Security. Jason Hekili is a former actor/model/EMT turned merc and Chris Hardison is the west coast branch’s IT specialist. Jason and Chris meet at the anniversary party of Alec “Red” Davis and Jon Baldwin and sparks fly, but Chris’ bad relationship experiences cause him not to trust that hot, hunky Jason will remain interested in a geeky guy like him. When Chris is targeted by corrupt men who want to stop him from testifying against them, Jason is assigned to Chris’ protection detail, and they are thrown together in a safe house where the proximity forces them both to face the doubts and fears that have kept them apart.
A Taste of Honey tells the story of two best friends who could find love with each other — if they can figure out they’re perfect for one another. Rob “Honey” Coombs is a successful graphic artist who performs as a drag queen in his off-time. Boone Phillips is his best friend who needs a big favor: a fake girlfriend to keep his well-meaning mother from matchmaking at the upcoming Phillips family reunion. Honey seems like the perfect choice until Boone’s attraction to Honey makes him realize his feelings for Rob aren’t as platonic as he thought. A Taste of Honey will be released on March 9 from Torquere Press!
And on December 15, we have Striking Sparks, #24 in Dreamspinner Press’ new Dreamspun line! Jake Parnell and Beau Walker have been rivals since high school, but their animosity covered a mutual attraction. The death of his brother brings Jake back to Buffalo Lick, Texas, to help take care of his sister-in-law and her kids, and he and Beau renew their old rivalry for a televised barbecue competition. But ratings and the success of their rival restaurants aren’t the only things at stake; their hearts are on the line as well.
We don’t have a new holiday story this year, alas, but we do have some older ones that are still available!
Herc’s Mercs: Once a Hero is now available from Torquere Press! This is the fourth installment in the Herc’s Mercs series, featuring a retired merc who learns that you can take the merc out of the fight, but you can’t take the fight out of the merc.