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The Good Son by Oscar Orland

The Good Son by Oscar Orland

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Every gay publisher should have an AIDS story on their list. The Good Son by Oscar Orland is ours. Gay life in the 80’s almost crumbled under the threat of AIDS. Conspiracy theories abound of how this devastating, and, at the time, fatal disease launched it’s scathing attack on gay society. This is the story of two young men caught in the web. It’s a powerful essay, not just another AIDS story. It’s hard hitting and pulls a punch. It’s harrowing. It’s funny. It’s sad. But most of all, the story needs to be told lest we forget those who passed during this ugly plague. The Good Son is available from Smashwords and Amazon and from the CoolDudes Publishing website.

“Oh, what a tragic web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

London in the 1980s. Billy, aged forty, is lonely and closeted. He lives with Agnes, to whom he is a dutiful son. She is unaware of his sexual orientation. Billy has no success with gay partners until he unexpectedly meets the younger, highly desirable Carl. The two fall in love and form a passionate, sexually fulfilling relationship, much to Agnes’s homophobic chagrin. She disowns her only son and orders him from her house.

Exciting new vistas open for Billy when he moves in with the sexually uninhibited Carl and is launched onto the buzzing London gay scene.
All is perfect until both men meet temptations in the shape of handsome, sexually charismatic actor, Tony, and lusty cockney lad, Ted, with whom they form sexual liaisons that they keep secret from each other. They both believe that they can have their cake and eat it as a web of deception weaves around them, from which escape seems impossible.

As the decade proceeds, AIDS rears its ugly head, adding complex and tragic strands to the web. Will the web be broken, to allow the victims to escape?

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Scarred sets the standard

Scarred by Mia Kerick was wonderful. Finished in one sitting! – Clawed Monet via Amazon

It’s a great book about two damaged souls who find the strength to save each other. – Jocelyn Smith via Amazon

Really good book which pulls you in on the first page and keeps you hooked until the last page. It’s well worth a read. – Ruth via Amazon

Scarred has set the standard for the Interracial Transgender genre! Your favourite bestselling author has done it again.  Scarred, by Mia Kerick is a compelling page turner.  It will take you down the dark and narrow street into a place where only the strongest survive. Scarred won’t let you come up for air until you’ve read the last page, and then it will linger in your brain for a long, long time.  It is an important book.  It does for Interracial Transgender novels, what Patricia Nel Warren did for Gay Fiction in general – it has set the standard.

In Scarred, Matthew North has waited ten years to heal from the devastating wounds inflicted by the man who abducted and abused him as a child. Living reclusively on a tropical island—with no company but his four cats—he merely avoids the lingering pain.

Wearing twisted ropes of mutilated skin on his back, Matt struggles with a profound hindrance—the scars that deaden his soul. However, on the night he meets lively Vedie Wilson, a local restaurant busboy who expresses his gender by wearing lip-gloss and eyeliner along with his three-day beard, things change.

Gradually, Vedie and Matt unite in friendship. Through a series of awkward encounters, the pair learns each other’s secrets. Vedie learns that an angelic face can front for a scarred soul. Matthew learns that the line between one’s masculine and feminine sides is blurred.

Can they embrace the painful stories behind each other’s scars if they’re to find everlasting love?

Or will surrendered love come to be yet another blemish on their souls?

Scarred is now available at Amazon.com – http://amzn.to/2lWqzbG

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/707570

and right here, on the CoolDudes Publishing website.  – http://www.cooldudespublishing.com/scarred-mia-kerick/

The Island Kristopher Quentin

The Island Keepers

The Island Keepers

by Kristopher Quentin

A CoolDudes Publishing Gay Romance.

They could hardly have been less alike. David is a wannabe fiction writer.  21 and a virgin with an ice-melting smile.  Wyatt is as plain as paper,  a celebrated oil painter. He is single and he is out. But, he is a lonely man seeking the comfort and love he so desperately needs.

The day they arrive on Puffin Island, little do they realize how much their lives are about to change.

The bond between David and Wyatt increases.   But, David’s heart struggles with his imbedded childhood dogma and lethally homophobic parents.  Eventually, he is propelled to establish an unthinkable bond of love with Wyatt.  When destiny intervenes, and  Wyatt is once more left alone, he turns to the most unlikeliest of characters to fill the void,  a person who will teach him an important lesson; that love is all about choice, and it has always been within touching distance.

But what of David?  Will he watch from afar? Will he approve of Wyatt’s choice? Or will he come between them and make it impossible for Wyatt to ever love again?

In this unique Gay Romance, Kristopher Quentin has created a compelling and most enjoyable read.  You’ll never forget this story of unrequitted love, loss, and self-preservation.  Available from Amazon.com or straight from our website.

To read an excerpt of this astoundiung Gay Romance, visit this link. But be warned, you won’t be able to put this book down for one second.

Kristopher Quentin

has been writing for decades. He is a businessman and journalist by trade, a man up at 3:45 every weekday morning for a stint on the news desk; a little earlier on weekends to write fiction in his man cave.

An upstate New Yorker by birth, he now lives in the most rural area of far Maine, USA, on 54-acres of land: wooded, lawns, driveways, and a few buildings including his four thousand square foot home which he calls the white house; because it is.

His property is home to moose, deer, rabbits, raccoons, porcupines, fox, weasels, black bears, and one Bard owl. He loves reading gay romances among other forms of fiction; non-fiction; and memoirs most of which he considers to be fictional. Traveling, dining out, boat riding are among his passions; that and flying his own single engine airplane when he was younger.

Message from CoolDudes Publishing CEO:

When I first read The Island Keepers, I fell in love with the leviathan scope of the novel. It took me to places I have never been. It enthralled me. Blew me away. The book has been five years in the making and during that time it has been through several edits. Without giving too much away, you have my assurance that the characters and the Island itself will leave you with a lingering sense of joy, and above all, Hope. There is such a thing as True Love.

You won’t want to miss this amazing book. It’s available through Amazon, and the CoolDudes Publishing website.

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Christmas Chaos

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Short Story by Pailin Jay – 0.99c

Having grown up in an orphanage, Niko is a forensic photographer who has never had the happy holidays shown on every made-for-TV movie. When the call for his services is requested at a horrific crime scene, he notices a man crying on the street curb…

Henry is a nurse. A bringer of hope and joy to all the kids on the oncology floor at the local children’s hospital, yet finds himself losing hope. After Henry arrives at his favorite restaurant to meet his best friend, he finds him left for dead in a pile of trash.

Henry may be the star of a comic book series, but nothing makes him a hero this day.

Can Niko find a way to come to terms with his own past while helping Henry look forward to the future?

This heartrending contemporary romance tale, is a perfect read for everyone struggling to love, overcome, and bring happiness to the most innocent among us.

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Your Alpha, My Mate

Your Alpha, My Mate.
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Rachel Ravenheart’s first book in The Lonestar Chronicles series.

Jamie is a Shifter.
But he can’t shift. That’s what he wants his pack to think.
Truth is, Jamie is a white wolf. The biggest, best, strongest kind of wolf. He refuses to shift because his pack, and his parents, treat him as a misfit. An outcast. And when he takes matters into his own hands by fleeing to join the Lonestar Pack, his fate is already determined.
There will be sacrifice.
There will be war.
There will be death.
Above all, there will be love.
And love always wins.

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Matt and Joe & Mistletoe

mjmareMatt and Joe & Mistletoe by H.D.Nels.
Our Icon short read this Christmas.

Matt is an undercover cop.
Joe is a bi silver fox mourning the loss of his wife.
When a life changing incident brings them together just before Christmas, both must sacrifice something for their love to take off.
Matt has a secret, dare he come clean?
Joe must let go of his wife’s memory, will he be able to pack away the grief and loss?
And will the Mistletoe make any difference?

Matt and Joe & Mistletoe
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Hit Man Run

Hit Man Run

by Rob Damon

Rob Damon’s new thriller – Hit Man Run

On a chilly March night in central London, male escort Toby Colton enters a hotel to meet a wealthy client. Little does he realize that his client is on a hit list and, at the end of the night, he is running through the streets in a desperate attempt to escape death. But, no matter where he runs, no matter how carefully he covers his tracks, he comes to realize that the only way out is to confront the assassin.

Troubled by the dark eyed witness, but careful to keep the loose end a secret from his boss, hitman Brock embarks on a personal mission to seek Toby out. Uncertain of his own future, and struggling with latent desires, he finds himself torn between lust and duty and an intense attraction for Toby.

Will Brock be able to escape his brutal life and find peace? Is Toby prepared to meet his death? Or will he become as dangerous as Brock and take matters into his own hands? Both men must face their worst fears in order to survive….


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Inclination by Mia Kerick

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– the French edition

Translated by Bénédicte Girault

Now available

À seize ans, Anthony – Duck – Del Vecchio est un gentil garçon catholique avec un très gros problème. Ce n’est pas lié au défi d’être le seul sud-coréen adopté par une famille d’Italo-Américains soudée. Ni le fait qu’il soit un fils introverti dans une famille pleine de filles très sociales. Le problème d’Anthony est beaucoup plus grave : il est le seul enfant gay de « Notre Voie », son groupe de jeunes à l’église.

En tant qu’élève au lycée, Anthony est finalement venu à accepter son orientation sexuelle, mais il lutte pour déterminer si un homosexuel peut vivre en tant que chrétien fidèle. Et alors qu’il fait face à son dilemme, il y a des complications. Après avoir avoué son homosexualité à son intolérant chef de groupe, on lui demande de trouver une nouvelle organisation avec laquelle travailler. Il est battu sur le parking de l’église par un adolescent fanatique. Son ancien meilleur ami l’intimide dans les vestiaires. Ses amis catholiques mettent en scène une intervention visant à le ramener sur « le bon chemin ». Pendant ce temps,

Anthony ressent des sentiments romantiques pour David Gandy, qui a fait son coming out et est un fier étudiant de son lycée qui semble avoir toutes les réponses sur la manière dont une personne peut être gay et chrétienne également.

Anthony sera-t-il en mesure d’équilibrer sa famille, ses amis et ses nouveaux sentiments pour David avec ses croyances changeantes à propos de sa foi afin qu’il puisse avoir une vie satisfaisante et ne pas risquer son âme dans le processus ?

 

Sleight of Heart

SLEIGHT OF HEART FRONT 200x300Lord Taliesin Solitaire was born albino, cursed mute by the fey, and betrayed by a vampire lover. For two hundred years the vampire mage has vowed never to love again and has only used sex as a means to a meal. Until a palm-reading gypsy finds himself in peril and Taliesin can’t resist rescuing the beautiful young man.

In Sleight of Heart, Pesha is the eldest but smallest son of King Vaida Sinclair, the oppressive ruler of the Kåle RomaniCompania. Deemed impure by his father, Pesha is shunned and mistreated by his band and four half-brothers, and one brother in particular wants him dead. His pale, silent savior gives him safety, security and a love he never could have imagined. As Pesha falls in love with his handsome white knight, his half-brother does the unthinkable.

Can Taliesin rescue Pesha from the cruel clutches of his half-brother a second time?

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To Move Forward

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Geoffrey Bauernfeind

They were once best friends but time does what it does – circumstance forced them into different lives.  Different worlds.  Twenty years later they meet again and things are quite different; one is recently divorced and has a son, the other is seeking love and commitment. They know only know that they must be together and for that to happen, both will have to sacrifice something to move forward.

The Art of Hero Worship

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Trembling on the floor, pressed beneath a row of seats in a dark theater, college freshman Jason Tripp listens to the terrifying sound of gunshots, as an unknown shooter moves methodically through the theater, randomly murdering men, woman, and children attending a student performance of Hamlet. Junior Liam Norcross drapes his massive body on top of Jason, sheltering the younger man from the deathly hail of bullets, risking his life willingly, and maybe even eagerly.

As a result of the shared horror, an extraordinary bond forms between the two young men, which causes discomfort for family and friends, as well as for Jason and Liam, themselves. And added to the challenge of two previously “straight” men falling into a same-sex love, are the complications that arise from the abundance of secrets Liam holds with regard to a past family tragedy. The fledgling passion between the men seems bound to fade away into the darkness from which it emerged.

Jason, however, is inexplicably called to rescue his hero in return, by delving into Liam’s shady past and uncovering the mystery that compels the older man to act as the college town’s selfless savior.

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The Covenant

The Covenant E-Book CoverSeventeen-year-old David has been best friends with Jonathan for as long as he can remember, but the day he sees the pastor’s daughter press a soft kiss to Jonathan’s cheek everything changes. Overcome by jealousy, his explosive reaction reveals a deeper connection that sends their relationship spiraling down into dangerous territory.

When their clandestine love is discovered, they have nowhere to turn for help. The brutal circumstances of their parting test David and Jonathan’s covenant to each other in unimaginable ways. Forced to face their fears, it is in their darkest moments that the two young men discover that the courage, hope, and strength they need to fight for their love, has been the foundation of their covenant all along.

The Covenant

M. LeAnne Phoenix

 

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Old Spark

Old Spark – A Short Story by A T Weaver

When Kevin loses his job and lover, he has no option but to return home for the first time in over ten years. He packs up his cat Josie, and heads for Kansas City.  Once home, he learns the subject of a teenage crush is single.  Can a chance encounter in a bar ignite an old spark inside Kevin into a new flame between the two?

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Clean by Mia Kerick

CLEAN FRONT COVER-fin3Clean by Mia Kerick High school senior Lanny Keating has it all. A three-sport athlete at Lauserville High School looking at a college football scholarship, with a supportive family, stellar grades, boy band good looks… until the fateful day when it all falls apart.

Seventeen-year-old Trevor Ladd has always been a publicly declared zero and badboy. Abandoned by his mother and sexually abused by his legal guardian, Trevor sets his sights on mere survival.

Lanny seeks out Trevor’s companionship to avoid his shattered home life. Unwilling to share their personal experiences of pain, the boys explore ways to escape, leading them into sexual experimentation, and the abuse of illegal drugs and alcohol. Their mutual suffering creates a lasting bond of friendship and love.

When the time finally comes to get clean and sober, or flunk out of high school, only one of the boys graduate, while the other spirals downward into addiction.

Will Lanny and Trevor find the strength to battle their demons of mind-altering substances as well as emotional vulnerability?

Clean takes the reader on a gritty trip into the real and raw world of teenage substance abuse.

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Excerpt

My head’s pounding and I can’t go to school cuz of the bruises on the side of my head. They’ve swollen up into lumps—somebody’d notice for sure and in trying to “rescue poor Trevor from his abusive home life” the kindly teachers would report me to the Department of Youth Services and I’d get shipped off to some group home where I’d have to deal with the same shit Carl dishes out but I wouldn’t get to come and go as I please anymore. Shit I’m not even sure I could keep my wheels if I lived in a group home and that’s not gonna work for me…and then there’s Lanny.

I’d probably never hook up with him again and that’s a no-can-do for me. No can do.

Now my head’s spinning around and around with too many thoughts added to the pain cuz it hurts real bad. I can’t get my shit under control—got mixed feelings—and want out of this hellhole so bad but I can’t handle the empty feeling I get when I think of no more car and no more Lanny. Past time to get outta bed need to stop dwelling on shit that can’t be fixed.

Want a shower. I’ll feel better when I’m clean.

Go to the bathroom and strip off my clothes and lock the door cuz I’m not up for anymore tender lovin’ care from Captain Asshole this morning. Step in the shower and water drizzles over my head. It’s gotta be hotter I make it hotter and hotter so I almost can’t stand it…so I can maybe feel like I’m getting sorta clean. Don’t wanna think…don’t wanna think at all but my stupid-ass brain has other plans.

 

Shifter Born

Shifter Born by A T Weaver.

After seeing his family betrayed and executed during the French Revolution, Marrock De Clarency, an immortal, natural-born shifter, makes his way to the New World. As he moves from place to place across the American wilderness, he finds not only the means to his revenge, but also love. Even as the world progresses around him, he prefers the quiet life in remote areas, away from cities and homesteads.

He gives his heart again and again, each time hoping that this time, he’s found his mate. A chance encounter in the woods leaves him wondering, has Fate at last led him to his eternal love?

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