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The Ballad of Whiskey Jax by Avon Gale

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Avon Gale

Jax Elliott and his band have spent more than a decade on the road, building a loyal following, but never quite hitting it big. When they’re offered the opportunity to open for popular indie rock band Ink River, Jax jumps on the chance at commercial success. Even if it means touring with the notoriously moody Noah Greer, Ink River’s brilliant lead singer, who can’t seem to get along with anyone. Jax doesn’t figure he’ll be the exception, but he also hadn’t counted on the attraction that ignites between him and Noah.

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Lock Nut by JL Merrow

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JL Merrow

Still waters run deadly.

Tom Paretski, plumber with a talent for finding hidden things, and his private investigator fiancé Phil Morrison have been hired to locate a runaway husband, Jonathan Parrot. The job seems simple enough—until their quarry turns up dead in a canal, and a photofit of Tom’s face is splashed all over the news, making him chief suspect.

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Medley (A Changing Lanes novel) - Pre-order

Layla Reyne

Sebastian Stewart was never Mr. Dependable; he was more the good-time guy who only wanted to swim, party, and ink tattoos. Until he cost his team the Olympic gold four years ago. Bas is determined to do right this time around—by his medley relay team and his rookie mentee.

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North Shore (A Five Boroughs novel) - Pre-order

Santino Hassell

Charles Jovanovic is known for being fun, loud, and a drama queen. That changes when he comes home after a six-month dancing gig on a cruise line and finds his boyfriend kissing a muscular tattooed stranger. He retreats into his Staten Island apartment and ignores the world . . . until he discovers that the man he’d found with his ex is his downstairs neighbor.

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Magic Runs Deep by Alex Whitehall

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Alex Whitehall

For the last five years, Veier has been chained to a king’s throne in his bear form. When a neighboring kingdom overthrows the crown, Veier’s imprisonment ends, but true freedom is not so easily earned. With blood on his hands, he needs someone with patience, strength, and trust to help him become the person he was before and prove to the invaders that he isn’t the monstrous king’s loyal pet.

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Blow Down by JL Merrow

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JL Merrow

Death is what happens while you’re making other plans . . .

The last thing newly engaged plumber Tom Paretski needs is to stumble over another dead body. He’s got enough on his mind already as the reality of his impending marriage sinks in. Not only is his family situation complicated, but his heroism at a pub fire has made him a local celebrity, and now everyone knows about his psychic talents—and wants a piece of them.

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Soul to Keep by Garrett Leigh

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Garrett Leigh

Recovering addict Jamie Yorke has returned to England from California. With no home or family to speak of, he sticks a pin in a map and finds a small town in the Derbyshire Peak District. Matlock Bath is a quiet place—he just needs to get there, keep his head down, and stay clean. Simple, right? Until a chance meeting on the flight home alters the course of his so-called life forever.

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Test in Fire by E.J. Russell

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E.J. Russell

Six months ago, Stefan Cobbe was at rock bottom: grief-stricken, guilt ridden, debt laden, artistically blocked, and living on charity in an isolated mountain cabin. But after reconciling with his first love, Luke, and moving to Sarasota with him, Stefan is preparing for his first major show. Yes, he still has debts, and no, Luke doesn’t understand Stefan’s desire for independence. But compared to last year? No contest.

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One Under by JL Merrow

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JL Merrow

London Underground worker Mal Thomas is staying in Porthkennack to recover from a traumatic experience. Getting more bad news from home is the last straw—until big, blond museum curator Jory Roscarrock steps up to offer some comfort.

As a doctor of English literature, Jory should be in a prestigious post at a top university. But a youthful indiscretion led him to abandon academia to come back to his hometown, Porthkennack, and the controlling family he’s never really felt a part of. He’s delighted to find a kindred spirit in Mal.

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Wheels and Heels (A Story from the Hen and Hog) - Pre-order

Jaime Samms

As a teenager, Ira Bedford fled a troubled home life and people who didn’t understand his penchant for feminine things. In the city, he fell in with Cedric, who found him work as an underage stripper. It took him years to escape Cedric’s influence and try to build a life of his own.

Now, he just wants to be left alone to create his art. But Cedric’s on-going harassment means Ira had to drop out of art school, is squatting in a friend’s apartment, and is still relying on his allure as a sexy, skirt-wearing exotic dancer to pay his bills.

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