Tanto tempo prima che le stirpi degli Uomini e degli Elfi venissero create per popolare i regni conosciuti esistevano solo gli dei. Ciò che rimane delle loro vite, delle loro passioni e dei loro amori sono solo leggende. Eppure, anno dopo anno, essi continuano a perdurare sulla terra attraverso cerimonie di musica e luce, attraverso le quali vengono rinnovati i legami stabiliti nell'antichità.Nel regno di Leithras, nulla è più importante che celebrare la sacra unione tra il Cielo e la Terra, il loro vincolo e la rinascita che insieme possono portare. Qualcosa tuttavia è destinato a cambiare nel momento in cui un mercante di profumi, giunto da lontano, viene scelto per incarnare il dio delle nuvole e delle stelle.Esistono leggi che devono essere rispettate e altre che vogliono essere infrante. Quali saranno quelle che vinceranno nella notte di Igil e Taran?I fuochi stanno per essere accesi. Siete pronti a scoprire cosa si nasconde dietro a una maschera con le corna?* * * "La notte di Igil e Taran" è il secondo racconto della serie Anthes pubblicato singolarmente. I fatti narrati sono collocati temporalmente prima di "Una moneta per i tuoi pensieri".
Love You So Madly
Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Wealthy Ben Shane must be mad to be looking at quirky handyman Dusty when he's engaged to one of America's richest men. Or is he just mad in love?
Back to the Lab
Publisher: Gingko Press Editions
Independent producers and DJs have been busy creating world class music in bedrooms, kitchens and garages for years. Meanwhile, photographer Raph Rashid has traveled the globe, gaining access to these inner sanctums, one by one. The tremendous variety of set-ups and layouts used by in-home producers is artfully documented in the pages of Back to the Lab. Intimate photos of the creators amongst their instruments, gear, record collections and ephemera offer unprecedented access. Notes about the producers, their environment and "essential" releases round out this love-letter to the undergound. Rashid has been checking his list since the publication of his bestselling Behind the Beat, making sure to document the old-school producers he'd missed, meanwhile keeping an eye out for fresh new talent. Featured artists and producers include: Alchemist, Ant, Babu, EL-P, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Lord Finesse, Oh No and many more]]
Valor on the Move
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: Keira Andrews
He'd give his life to protect the president's son. But he never expected to risk his heart. Growing up gay in the White House hasn't been easy for Rafael Castillo. Codenamed "Valor" by the Secret Service, Rafa feels anything but brave as he hides in the closet and tries to stay below the radar in his last year of college. His father's presidency is almost over, and he just needs to stick to his carefully crafted plan. Once his family's out of the spotlight, he can be honest with his conservative parents about his sexuality and his dream of being a chef. It's definitely not part of Rafa's plan to get a new Secret Service agent who's a walking wet dream, but he's made it this long keeping his desires to himself. Besides, it's not like Shane Kendrick would even look at him twice if it wasn't his job. Shane's worked his way up through the Secret Service ranks, and while protecting the president's shy, boring son isn't his dream White House assignment, it's an easy enough task since no one pays Rafa much attention. He discovers there's a vibrant young man beneath the timid public shell, and while he knows Rafa has a crush on him, he assures himself it's harmless. Shane's never had room for romance in his life, and he'd certainly never cross that line with a protectee. Keeping Rafa safe at any cost is Shane's mission. But as Rafa gets under his skin, will they both put their hearts on the line? This gay romance from Keira Andrews is the first part of the Valor duology and features a May-December age difference, Jane Austen levels of pining, forbidden love against the odds, and of course a happy ending.
Author: Aleksandr Voinov
"A killer's moral compass rarely points true, and among made men, being gay is a capital crime. But Silvio Spadaro, deadly prodigy and heir to a Family fortune, is determined to find his own way -- at the feet of the man he loves or by the barrel of a gun -- no matter the dangers or costs."--P.  of cover.
Author: Lisa Marie Rice
Mark Redmond is a plumbing supplies importer. Or maybe a tax software salesman. Anything that makes him seem harmless, when he is actually one of the most dangerous men on the planet. On a business trip to Paris, he encounters beautiful, classy Harper Kendall. After one incendiary night at the Ritz, he's not willing to let her go, even if it means a day of culture at the Louvre. Art isn't his thing, but he is willing to make an exception for Harper. But then danger strikes and that is his thing. He's not going to let anything happen to Harper, not while he is alive. Harper Kendall isn't into bland businessmen, so why is she so taken with Mark Redmond? He is so not her type and yet... it only takes one hot night to convince her that maybe he is. With their lives in danger, Harper discovers what it means to have a highly dangerous man protecting her and loving her.
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Some things should stay buried. Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he's ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man. So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible. Griffin left the Pinkertons following the death of his partner, hoping to start a new life. But the powerful cult which murdered Glenn has taken root in Widdershins, and only the spells in the book can stop them. Spells the intellectual Whyborne doesn't believe are real. As the investigation draws the two men closer, Griffin's rakish charm threatens to shatter Whyborne's iron control. When the cult resurrects an evil sorcerer who commands terrifying monsters, can Whyborne overcome his fear and learn to trust? Will Griffin let go of his past and risk falling in love? Or will Griffin's secrets cost Whyborne both his heart and his life?
Author: Gaby Crumb
Sean knows Ash from all his life. For him, he has benn always the ”little brother” of his best friend until, one morning, when he finds him in bed and he must stop denying himself the attraction between them. Love, however, is likely to arrive at the wrong time because Sean thinks only about one thing: together with its ”Shadows” and an unexpected ally, chasing revenge for the murder of their own and their parents.
Can Kevin and Casper manage their attraction and their new business venture, a wedding dress and wedding cake boutique?
Author: Santino Hassell
"A Five Boroughs Story " Michael Rodriguez and Nunzio Medici have been friends for two decades. From escaping their dysfunctional families in the working-class neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens, to teaching in one of the city's most queer-friendly schools in Brooklyn, the two men have shared everything. Or so they thought until a sweltering night of dancing leads to an unexpected encounter that forever changes their friendship. Now, casual touches and lingering looks are packed with sexual tension, and Michael can't forget the feel of his best friend's hands on him. Once problems rear up at work and home, Michael finds himself seeking constant escape in the effortless intimacy and mind-blowing sex he has with Nunzio. But things don't stay easy for long. When Michael's world begins to crumble in a sea of tragedy and complications, he knows he has to make a choice: find solace in a path of self-destruction or accept the love of the man who has been by his side for twenty years. "
The Merchant of Death
Author: Lisa Henry, J.A. Rock
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
All's fair in love and war. There's something rotten in the state of Indiana. When con man Henry Page takes it upon himself to investigate the death of an elderly patient at a care facility, he does so in true Shakespearean tradition: dressed as a girl. FBI Agent Ryan "Mac" McGuinness has more to worry about than Henry's latest crazy idea. Someone is trying to send him a message — via a corpse with a couple of bullets in it. He needs to figure out who's trying to set him up before he gets arrested, and he really doesn't have time for Henry's shenanigans. Then again, he'd probably be able to focus better if Henry didn't look so damn distracting in a babydoll dress and a wig. But when Mac discovers that Henry has been keeping a secret that connects the cases, he has to find a way to live on the right side of the law when he just might be in love with the wrong sort of man.
Part and Parcel
Author: Roux Abigail
Nick O'Flaherty and Kelly Abbott had their happy ending in sight when a friend's call for help almost ended with them losing it to the blade of a knife. Now, in the aftermath of near-disaster, both men are trying to heal and move on. Moving on together, though, is harder than either of them realized it would be. Kelly struggles with simply being a lover instead of the Doc, while Nick is mired in his recovery. The distance between them inches along in stilted silence. Desperately seeking solace, Nick finally gathers the courage to sort through the possessions his dear friend and fellow Sidewinder teammate Elias Sanchez left him when he died. Instead of comforting memories, Nick and Kelly find a stack of letters and strict instructions from Eli that prompt them to send out a call for assistance. With Eli's letters in hand, Sidewinder sets out on one last mission together, seeking peace and absolution from beyond the grave--and from each other.
Author: Barry Morentz
Practical insights for creating monogram designs for personal and business use with calligraphic letterforms
The Girl in the Garden
Author: Kamala Nair
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The redemptive journey of a young woman unsure of her engagement, who revisits in memory the events of one scorching childhood summer when her beautiful yet troubled mother spirits her away from her home to an Indian village untouched by time, where she discovers in the jungle behind her ancestral house a spellbinding garden that harbors a terrifying secret.