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Things to Aim For Box Set by Rodney Ross

OUT NOW! Things to Aim For Box Set by Rodney Ross

Things to Aim For accurately summarizes this collection of work by Rodney Ross, all previously published by JMS Books and for the first time conjoined.

Whether it’s a Palm Springs Christmas Eve gathering gone awry, an embittered father harassing a vet tech to euthanize his dead son’s cat, or a circuit-party leftover heading to the Midwest for his disapproving father’s funeral and a sister with secrets, every character’s aspiration leads to something unexpected. They flail, they fail, they prevail in finding a measure of serenity and love. Contains the stories:

O, Christmas T(h)ree: Stanton and Clay’s Christmas Eve party becomes a series of threesomes: abandoned kittens, a vet keen on sharing their bed and a frantic couple with a little boy who rented the house from a fraudulent site. December 24th won’t be a silent night.

Smoking with Didi: Pete makes a reluctant trip to small-town Ohio for his father’s funeral. There he’s battered by flashbacks of an anxious adolescence and his late father’s rejection. His sister Didi has a few things she wants to get off her chest, but the surprise may be hers when Pete opens a floodgate of his own secrets.

The Old Man at My Door: A winter storm warning blankets the news stations before the blizzard itself. But at Renata’s farmhouse door, already flocked with snow, comes an unexpected knock: Albin Lawrence, an old man who grew up in the house. Renata’s caution yields to common sense as she welcomes him in for a tour. What danger, really, could a shaky man over eighty, who has only one arm, represent?

Bended Knee: When restaurateur Hugh Neumann rebukes Oliver Nicholas’s very public proposal to his boyfriend during a Valentine’s Day dinner, the diverted Cupid’s arrow strikes Hugh not in the heart, but in the ass. An unrelenting media storm of commentary begins to affect home life with his partner Dominick and forces Hugh to question their decade-long relationship.

Otis: An embittered old man’s Christmas Eve trip to the veterinarian with his late son’s cat Otis yields an unexpected lesson. As the snowfall mounts and city streets become impassable, is it too late for redemption?


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Forever After Box Set by J.M. Snyder

OUT NOW! Forever After Box Set by J.M. Snyder

Visit two very different worlds where love conquers all. Previously only available in paperback, Forever After combines two of J.M. Snyder’s most popular MM fantasy stories in which love prevails. Contains the stories:

Persistence of Memory: Five years ago Joah was culled — kidnapped by the government to be trained as a soldier. In the process, they erased his memory, destroying his past, his dreams, everything but his name. Armed with that alone, Joah escapes from the facility in search of someone to help him recall the man he used to be. That person is Tobin, Joah’s husband, who never gave up hope of finding him again.

The Regent’s Knight: Prince Amery is heir to the throne of Pharr. The royal advisers pressure him to take the crown and assume the throne, but doing so will force him to give up the one person he loves most in this world — Sir Tovin Raimus, from the southland. But when the castle is attacked, Amery must decide whether to take his rightful place on the throne or forsake his kingdom for the love of one man.


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Iced Tea Love Box Set by La Toya Hankins

OUT NOW! Iced Tea Love Box Set by La Toya Hankins

Like iced tea, love is a perfect blending of the bitter and sweet to have something worth savoring.

The women in these six stories ignore religious and racial difference to find someone who serves as the perfect balance. They know and prove flavors that are perfect on their own can come together to create something that requires celebrating.

From mixed up place settings at a wedding reception to forgoing an elaborate ceremony for exchanging vows in front of a magistrate after a night of civil disobedience, the women in these stories pursue their passions on their way to wedded bliss, joining in the joy at those crossing that threshold and on the other side of the broom where the savory and the sweet can be so satisfying.

Contains the stories:

Challah and Callaloo: Leah had no way of knowing the informational interview she had with shapely marketing manager Patricia would lead to their planning a same-sex Southern wedding complete with a rabbi and rum cake seven years later. They come from different faiths but their love knows no bounds and, with the permission of the United States Supreme Court, they plan to make their love legal.

Ghosted: Kathleen planned to spend her Halloween doling out candy and reminiscing about an ex-lover. But when a slinky character from her black and white TV-watching past shimmies down her driveway, she realizes the trick of living life after death can be the treat she has been missing. This year’s Halloween proves to be the right occasion to bring Kathleen’s love life back to life.

Heat Wave Southport: An encounter at a Fourth of July food truck brings together two elementary school classmates for an afternoon delight that takes eating cotton candy in a totally different direction. Zora and Sarah spent twenty years on opposite side of the state but reconnecting during the Fourth of July inspires them use their town library in a totally different way that doesn’t require a library card.

Icing on the Cake: Octavia Banfield has a lot on her plate. Still, she is willing to shed all the hats she wears to put on her baker cap to make her lady lover Audra her favorite cake. The sweetest revenge is to enjoy each other and some sweet adult time together. Red velvet cake may be just a mixture of eggs, butter, and milk, but the icing on the cake is the love two Southern women have for each other.

Married to the Struggle: Sedalia and Charlotte meet standing up for what they believe is right. But is their love enough to sustain when Charlotte is arrested for protesting in the early morning hours of their wedding day? Sedalia believes in social justice but will she allow it to prevent her from enjoying her special day?

Sometimes She Gets Lucky: Nona Essex had no idea she’d find the woman to ignite the embers of her heart after a break-up at her sorority sister’s wedding reception. But a chance encounter with a lawyer named after a jazz singer and a late night dinner featuring a Southern staple on whole wheat bread inspires her to reconsider opening herself up to the possibilities.


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Adventures with Canine Cupids Box Set by Deirdre O’Dare

OUT NOW! Adventures with Canine Cupids Box Set by Deirdre O’Dare

Caught up in the demands of their own life and work, many strong, independent men do not have time for love. Their lifestyle leads to being loners and at times they hardly realize something critical is missing from their world. This is when a devoted canine sees a need to bring about crossing their paths with the perfect partner and contriving a chance for them to stumble into the best possible relationship. Cupid could not ask for a more clever helper than a loving dog — or sometimes two.

Contains the stories:

Doggone Love: Rancher Damon Carhart expects to spend the rest of his life alone. Then an injury to a beloved stock dog sends him to the nearest veterinary clinic for help. Once he entrusts his canine friend to veterinarian Eric Vann’s care, everything begins to change. And once desire gets a bite on him, what can he do but go along for the wild ride?

The Maltese Terror: Landscape architect Nick and rancher Caleb are an unlikely pair. So are their dogs, a Maltese and a Blue Heeler, but the dogs soon form a bond. They seem to be conspiring to get their masters together. Can a couple of canine cupids make it happen?

A New Leash on Life: Frenemies, once almost lovers … Not happily back in their old home town, Justin and Barry have to agree how to handle that old attraction since it refuses to die. Business and pleasure threaten to tangle into a hangman’s knot. Can they somehow find a new leash on life?

Love Is Snowblind: Aspiring sled dog racer Dylan trusts his beloved lead dogs completely. Following an accident in dangerous circumstances, they accept cheechako Grey into their pack. Can he then refuse the newcomer admission into his life?


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Wintertime Men Box Set by R.W. Clinger

OUT NOW! Wintertime Men Box Set by R.W. Clinger

This wintertime season you might be in for the best blizzard of your life. This box set by R.W. Clinger heats up by the fire with a warm love spell, the return of a lost love, and the sexiest lumberjack at play. Contains the stories:

Snowspell: Avery isn’t looking for love, so he’s surprised about his attraction to Judd, who is just as interested in him. The two men enjoy a string of sexy winter dates together. As their small town is taken over by a blizzard, Avery has never been happier in his life. Can the two men battle the cold and chilly storms of everyday life and end up together? Or will a snowspell keep them apart forever?

The Fine Art of Reading Riley: While out shopping, Stone Daye bumps into Cameron Phillips, an old friend and former lover who now works as an administrator at a local college. The two have a heated and romantic history, and seeing Cameron again brings it all back for Stone. Old feelings are stirred up again, but are the fiery embers of their previous relationship strong enough to ignite a new romance together?

Lumberjack: Kemp Trumble attempts to finish writing his next best-seller. But Jack, the lumberjack next door, is loud and annoying. He’s also an alluring, sexy distraction. Unbelievably, the two find common ground. But are Kemp and Jack’s similarities strong enough to escalate their friendly relationship into boyfriendhood? Or will they remain separated by miles of lumber and broken hearts?


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