Love Where You Work: An Office Romance

Warning: No mimes were injured in the making of this queer, workplace rom-com For Clare Kolikov, her work is her life. A successful HR manager with a heart of gold and a prejudice against beach camping, the uptight Clare has no time for relationships or anything else that might distract her from climbing the career ladder at a San Francisco Bay Area matchmaking startup, W;nkdIn. When she’s force-volunteered as an LGBTQ beta date tester at W;nkdIn, the buttoned-up Clare teeters on the edge of despair, especially when the “experiences” involve pole dancing meet-n-greets, plant healing workshops, and miming. But Clare has her real work cut out for her when she meets Julia Dawes, the hot coworker who’s organizing her dates. Julia is a free-spirited, multiracial fashionista with “roller-blade confidence” and a Kristen Stewart haiku fan blog, whose attraction to Clare is as immediate and crippling as the debt she’s drowning in, thanks to the failed essential oils business her ex left her saddled with. Workplace rules aim to keep Clare and Julia apart––especially after Clare becomes Julia’s boss––but their attraction only grows like an out-of-control Excel spreadsheet. When an office rival threatens to expose their budding, secret relationship, Clare is left with an impossible choice: Give up her dream job or lose out on the girl of her dreams. Mixing business with pleasure has never been more bold, steamy, or hilarious…

Meet Anna Pulley

Anna Pulley is a queer, multiracial (white/Native American/Latinx), and deaf/hard of hearing author. She wrote The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!), (Flatiron, 2016), which Tegan and Sara said was “an adorable and hilarious way to start the day,” Cheryl Strayed called a “must-read,” and actress Jennifer Tilly said was “thoroughly charming.” She writes a weekly sex and dating advice column for The Chicago Tribune and has been published in New York magazine, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, San Francisco magazine (the issue she contributed to won a National Magazine Award), Vice, Salon, BuzzFeed, and many others. She was also named a Top LGBTQ Writer on Medium. Her writing has been excerpted/quoted in Esther Perel’s book, The State of Affairs. She’s been a repeat guest on Dan Savage’s podcast, Savage Love, on Daniel Lavery’s “Dear Prudence” podcast, and on the 99% Invisible podcast (waxing on, of all things, flannel). Love Where You Work is her first (published) novel. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her editing cookbooks, reading feelings poetry, or trapped under a cat, probably.

The Happy Couple

What happens when Teri gets the medallion from one of her co-workers and she brings it home to her boyfriend Sam? I think you can only imagine! Well, you don’t have to because it’s all right here!

Meet MORPHEUS JUDGE

Morpheus is an award-winning author whose works focus only gay and it transformation. His work has been praised in Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, and he contributes to many other sites.

Bound

Teacher by day, fantasy writer by night, West Caldwell was forced to live in secret long before werewolves and vampires accidentally outed themselves on social media, causing a worldwide freak out. One slip of his rare Omega magic bound Topher Greer to him against his will. Now that magic threatens to fracture even further—just as shapeshifters are being abducted off the streets of Austin, Texas. Topher Greer, EMT and former prisoner of the most dangerous vampire coven in Texas, is one of the few who can sense the presence of undead blood. He’s been marked for death by the Vampire Nation—who hold his brother hostage. Things with West Caldwell are… complicated. Pack law doesn’t forbid relationships between newly changed werewolves and their sires. But West has more walls around his heart than a high-security vampire prison. To avoid the coming war and save his brother, Topher will have to turn to the most unlikely of allies—and untangle the feelings between him and West Caldwell for once and for all.

Meet Kat Kinney

Author Kat Kinney lives with her family and two extremely pampered guinea pigs who do not like werewolves, vampires, or falcons and wonder why their human insists on writing about things that like to eat them. When she isn’t writing about things that bite and howl, Kat can be found knitting crazy socks and plotting out future books!

A Juvenile Country

Shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union, Lev arrives at the pioneer summer camp, where he’s instantly dragged into an illegal booze-smuggling operation. He finds himself part of the camp elite and meets Nik, the arrogant and ill-tempered gang leader. Against his will, Lev falls desperately in love with the boy who seems to hate him. “A Juvenile Country” is a tender, coming-of-age queer story about the unthinkable romance in chaotic post-soviet Ukraine. A tale of the first generation to grow up after the fall of the regime, learning to survive in the obscure reality of a newborn country. It’s a peek into the life of a pioneer camp, with its head-spinning freedom of the strictly-regulated days of the Shift.

Meet Jane Palash

Jane is a Ukraine-born writer living in Toronto. She’s a tech enthusiast and an LGBTQ-rights activist.

Sinfluenced

Bryan Hoenig has it all. A wardrobe full of the most fashionable and one of a kind clothes, millions of adoring social media followers skyrocketing him to full-blown influencer status and a future stake in a major European construction company. But beneath Bryan’s perfectly curated surface lies a shattered life crippled by depression and self-esteem issues. One just fragile enough that an outlandish comment from a digital stranger sends him spiraling out of control and into the intoxicating embrace of the New York City nightlife – drunk and ready for any trouble that comes his way. As Bryan gives himself to the music and gets lost in the sweaty sea of the dance floor, he crosses paths with Vic, a tall and incredibly sexy stranger who finds himself on the receiving end of Bryan’s drunken confessions. But what started as a loose-lipped tell all at the bar turns into something darker as the lives of the two men become more and more entangled. When Vic’s obsessive nature comes dangerously close to the surface, he immerses himself into Bryan’s life, desperate to protect him from everything and anyone – by any means necessary. But how far is too far? How far will Vic go to keep the sins of his past from derailing his carefully-laid plans for the future? Because you know what they say about the secrets we keep…the only way to truly get rid of them is to hit the kill switch.

Meet B.J. Irons

BJ Irons works in the field of education. Many of his personal experiences as a gay man, have contributed to his works. Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community himself, BJ hopes to continue to bring more fun fictional works to his LGBTQIA+ readers. The world could always use a little more color and fun.

No Decision – A Gut-gripping Political Thriller

A deadlocked election. A brutal fight for the presidency. Will deadly tricks control the deciding vote?

The pages turn themselves in this thrilling story of ruthless political blackmail and intimidation.

After serving his country well, retired Navy SEAL Jack does his best to keep a low profile. But when an election standoff plunges the nation into turmoil, he leaves his Miami detective agency to help elect his ambitious father. While Jack steps into the ruthless fight, unscrupulous powermongers go beyond the law to sway the results at any cost.

With the contents of a top-secret file threatening to implode multiple careers, Jack flies into action to prevent international chaos. But when the critical votes come down to a handful of key, vulnerable people, Jack may be the only person who can save his country from anarchy, even as he is sucked into a vortex of intrigue.

As the foundation of democracy threatened, can Jack stymie traitors or does he join them to ensure his father claims the cherished prize of the Presidency?

The St. Clair Series is a rollercoaster thrill ride involving intrigue, romance and action that shuttles between Miami and Washington. If you like compelling characters, government intrigue, and a race against time, then you’ll love Ridge King’s gripping adventure.

Get this book to join an electrifying political thrill-ride today!




If you like Vince Flynn and his Mitch Rapp, Brad Thor and his Scot Harvath, Frederick Forsyth, Robert Ludlum and Jason Bourne, Brad Meltzer and Tim Tigner, you’ll find it impossible to put down this compulsively gut-gripping political thriller.


PRAISE FOR RIDGE KING:

“A breathtaking adventure with jaw-dropping twists and turns.”
= Jerry Adams, New York

“If real-life Washington is like this, I’d be worried.”
= Tanner Davis, Miami

“Couldn’t put it down till I got to the last page—and then I wanted more.”
= Amber Reiss, London

“Having worked for Congressional committees for many years, I can say a little too much of this story rings absolutely true.”
= John Reynolds


Meet Ridge King

Even before college, Ridge King was fascinated by politics and volunteered to work on numerous campaigns, beginning with city commission and county races, working his way up to state-wide races for Congress during his college years, and then national campaigns.

His keen observations and insights on the nature of the “political animal” led him to write the St. Clair Political Thrillers.

He loves to hear from readers and answers each email personally, so if the urge moves you, drop him a line at [email protected]

Potluck

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Jesse Minkin is a study-mad Harvard hopeful. Anything that could possibly distract him from this goal is just petty teenage drama to him, including romance. His two best friends since childhood—the popular jock and the intimidating bad boy—have created the perfect shield for him, behind which he can safely practice his nerdy ways without harassment from bullies. However, when he meets the openly gay target of a violent hate crime, Jesse begins to see beyond his textbooks; perhaps there’s educational merit in petty teenage drama after all, and not all learning leads to Harvard.

(contains mature language and references to drug use)

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The Return of the Eternals

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Being one of the highest ranking members of an anti-terrorist organization called Luxarx, Kaleth assumes he knows everything there is to know about the organization, and their most prominent foe, the Umbra.

He is proven wrong, however, after a chance encounter with one of their supposed enemies. The Umbra in question isn’t violent or threatening—he’s just scared. And he makes Kaleth start to question everything he has been told by his superiors.

Kaleth decides to investigate this oddity, but to get to the bottom of this, he needs help from someone outside of the organization—he doesn’t trust the agents outside of his team not to betray him. Enter Nef, a brother of one of Kaleth’s coworkers, who knows his way around computer security—something Kaleth sorely needs to be able to break into Luxarx’s most secret database.

But instead of simply finding out what is going on at Luxarx, Kaleth ends up discovering an ancient secret involving his country, his government, and even his own existence.

Two Dads and Three Girls

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One hundred percent made in China, Nick (Yu) grew up in an environment where being gay was not an option. The expectation from his parents and pressure from the society molded him into the “best student” and “best employee.” He made his family proud. But deep inside, he knew that something was missing, and he was different.

In this memoir, Nick (Yu) takes readers on his journey from growing up as a confused “straight” boy from China to today having a lovely husband and three girls through surrogacy. He invites readers to the experiences that he would rather have forgotten – from being sexually harassed by his desk-mate in middle school, through depression and a one-night stand in college, to losing a baby during pregnancy.

With ultimate honesty and absolute vulnerability, Nick shares the happiness and sadness on the journey to come out to himself, his parents and friends; learn about gay culture in America, cherish his Chinese heritage, find his first love, and create a family through surrogacy and the help of many amazing people.

Two Dads and Three Girls is a celebration of courage and love. It challenges each of us to dig deep into our soul to find what matters most to us, gain courage through the stories, and live our lives in truth.

This is a story of one man’s determination to be himself and achieve his goals, in both love and work, told with captivating honesty, vulnerability and humor. It’s also a story very much of our time, when the issues of immigration and gay marriage/family life still roil society. You won’t forget Two Dads and Three Girls.”  – Margaret Diehl