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by J. P. Bowie, Kim Dare, Jenna Byrnes
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
Description: Cruising by JP Bowie Adam Brenner is looking for a life change... Adam Brenner is looking for a life change when a long-time friend and associate, Tom Hathaway, offers him a position as casino manager aboard The Maid of the Seas, a luxury cruise ship out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Trying to leave behind haunting memories of an alcoholic boyfriend on a path to destruction, Adam succumbs to the Latin charm of Vittorio Borghese, the ship's architect. After a night of hot sex, Adam thinks he might have found the one to help him forget the misery of the past, but Adam soon discovers that life on board a floating resort has its drawbacks to go hand-in-hand with the perks. Maximum Exposure by Jenna Byrnes & Jude Mason A secret pleasure denied could be the end for long time lovers Rob and Max, or will mistrust do it first? Rob Jenkins is worried. The relationship he's been in for six years has become a little stale and not very intimate. He loves Max more than anything, but the man's sexual fetish of 'doing things' in public never interested him. While Max is away at a two-week business conference, Rob concludes that in order to save their relationship, he needs to make some choices. He surprises Max with a weekend visit and the offer to play a 'game'. Yes! by Kim Dare Can Andrew really spend twelve hours saying no to everything Stephen offers him? It's not going to be easy, when all he wants to say is - Yes! Andrew likes sex. If someone he's attracted to wants to have sex with him, he's not going to say no to them. That's not a character flaw, it's just common sense. Stephen seems to think otherwise. He's sure Andrew is incapable of saying no to a cheap thrill. But, at the same time, he's more than happy to provide Andrew with the prefect opportunity to prove him wrong. Andrew has no doubt that he can say no to everything the younger man offers him for the next twelve hours, and that's all he needs to do to win their bet. Sorry Charlie by Ashley Ladd Charlie's dad wants to make up after a 17-year family feud... He's overjoyed, excited, and nervous as hell that his father is finally accepting his sexual orientation and speaking to him after a 17-year family feud but Charlie can't understand why his long-term partner Jonathan is acting jealous and clingy, when he should be happy for him or at least supportive. Jon's afraid Charlie's family will hurt him again and he doesn't know if he can mend Charlie's heart if it shatters a second time or stand by and watch while Charlie sets himself up for more heartbreak. Heat of the Night by SL Majors Bad boy Stephen Powell has finally met his match in Dakota Youngblood, a sexy Alpha and older man who shows Stephen a thing or two in the heat of a hot summer night. It was supposed to be punishment... Last week he'd been living the high life in Monte Carlo, and now, after yet another brush with trouble, ultimate bad boy Stephen Powell has been banished to Wyoming, which might as well be the middle of nowhere. Stephen wasn't expecting to fall in love with the wild land or with its untamed rancher, Dakota Youngblood, a man as rugged as the mountains he calls home. One Night Stand by Cassandra Gold Can a one-night stand lead to lasting love? Photographer Tom Garner is finally ready to date again after the death of his partner. On his first night out, he meets sexy Ian. Unfortunately for Tom, Ian isn't looking for a relationship. Ian Abernathy has been burned by love one too many times. His new rule, one-night stands only, seems to be working well--until he meets Tom. Can a one-night stand lead Tom and Ian to something real?
eBook Publisher: Total-e-bound, 2009
eBookwise Release Date: January 2010
29 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [497 KB]
Reading time: 309-433 min.
"This is a delightfully entertaining collection of gay, erotic short stories about creating a little friction between consenting adults...I'm happy to say that the authors succeeded in raising my temperature a few degrees." -Rainbow Reviews
I stood dockside in Port Canaveral, Florida, gazing up at the ship I would call home for the next six months or, perhaps, even longer. The smartly painted blue and white hull towered over me, its lower decks dotted with portholes, its upper decks with larger windows. As I craned my neck, I felt a quiet surge of excitement and anticipation course through my body. I could make out the white uniforms of the ship's officers as they strolled back and forth on the topmost deck. I'd later learn this was called the bridge--but as I'd never been onboard a ship before, all of that jargon was still to be learned, along with the protocol and the expected discipline of life afloat, far from the laws and jurisdiction of mainland America.
"So, what do you think, Adam?"
I turned to look at the guy standing next to me, Tom Hathaway, the man who had hired me to manage the ship's casino.
"Very impressive," I said, smiling at Tom. "I think that The Maiden of the Seas and I are going to get along very well. She's just what I need right now--a lady who'll help me forget all the shit that's been going on in the last year or so."
Tom grinned. "Are you telling me you're into ladies now?"
"No, you know as well as I do, that's not going to happen--at least, not in the way you mean. Although, after what Randy put me through, it might not be a bad idea to have a complete change of life, along with a new job, a new home..."
"And pussy instead of cock," Tom added, chuckling. "Well, if you're really interested, I can fix you up tonight when we get back to the hotel."
I laughed, and smacked Tom lightly on the shoulder. "Don't waste your time. I'm not that depressed." I took another long look at the cruise ship. "When do we go on board?"
"Tomorrow morning. There's a crew meeting at nine o'clock, in the theatre." Tom gave me a serious look. "Just make sure all the dealers are there, and without hangovers if possible. The captain's a real stickler for the rules and regulations. Howard wants us all to make the right impression from day one."
Howard Marsden was the casino concession owner, a Miami attorney who I'd gotten on well with on our one and only meeting but was known to have a nasty temper if those he relied on didn't come through according to his wishes.
I nodded. "Let's both keep an eye on them tonight. That hotel bar is a well known pickup spot. I don't want to crimp their style, but you know these guys once they've had a few." I was talking into the wind. After a couple drinks, Tom was just as likely to lead the way to where angels fear to tread--mainly the hotel bar filled with delectable ladies of easy virtue. I only hoped I could keep Tom and the young male casino dealers from getting too drunk and being unable to make the meeting in the morning.
The hotel at Cocoa Beach was a lively place after five o'clock, the bar filling up early for happy hour. I spotted two of the dealers already leaning over the bar talking to the pretty bartender.
"John, Jeff--a word please." I beckoned them from the bar entrance.
"Hey, boss." Jeff Edwards, tall, broad shouldered and amiable, grinned at me. "Join us for a drink?"
"Not right now, thanks. Listen guys--tomorrow we have an important meeting on board the ship. Howard's going to be there, and the captain expects us all to be in attendance--no excuses. So please don't get hammered tonight. I need you all to be on your best behaviour."
"No problem," John Bowers said. Almost as tall as Jeff, the two had worked together in Vegas, and I was well aware of their reputation as 'pussy-hounds'. They were both good looking guys with great smiles but as reliable as a broken alarm clock. I was still a little miffed that Tom hadn't consulted me during the hiring process. John and Jeff were nice enough guys, but I could smell the trouble they'd cause a mile off.
"Okay..." I tried to put away my fears. "Tell the other guys what I said. Tom's taking a nap, but he'll be down later to take you all to dinner."
"Cool," John said. "Don't worry, boss, we'll be good boys--honest."
"Thanks. See you later." As I walked away, I hoped that maybe this time they meant what they'd said. Why couldn't I believe it?
I went up to my room and took a long shower. The hot spray on my tense body felt good. It had been a long, couple days spent packing then flying first to LA from Las Vegas then on to Miami where Tom had picked me up and we'd driven to Port Canaveral, Tom yacking non-stop. Suddenly Randy and Vegas seemed a long way away, and as far as I was concerned, that was a good thing. The last year had been hell. Randy's drinking had escalated to a frightening degree. He'd totalled two cars, including mine, and had only narrowly escaped getting a DUI. I had left him after one helluva row when he'd refused to get help from Alcoholics Anonymous.
"I'm not an alcoholic," he'd raged at me. END EXCERPT