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Backdoor Politics by

Kamal is a by-the-book mercenary and hitman who keeps to himself, dealing with the brutal politics of the Bosnian underworld. He has very few ties to the world around him since the war that left him broken and betrayed by his lover. An encounter with a fellow mercenary, whose job it is to kidnap the son of the only man Kamal ever loved, leads Kamal to do something irrational. In an isolated cabin in the mountains of Bosnia with his hostage, Kamal follows the well laid-out plan of his predecessor, but somewhere along the way things get personal. The boy in his care becomes more than just a stand-in for his father, but a job is a job and Kamal is a professional. When questions and tensions begin to mount, Kamal begins to put the pieces together for himself, and doesn’t like what he finds. Can Kamal get his revenge and the boy or will he have to settle for one or the other? (M/M)

The Artifact of Foex by

When Chet, a graduate student of archaeology, is invited to show a gorgeous woman named Journey around their summer dig site, he has no idea what he’s in for. For one thing Journey isn’t a woman: she’s Flame, one of the reviled, shape shifting, gender-fluctuating people of Uos. Then Journey uncovers a deadly secret in the dust. Chet must run to keep up with spies, murder, long-lost magic, and a romantic dream embodied by a 332 year old man who holds the key to absolute power on the world of Uos. (Other, M/F, M/M)

Fighting Hard by

Freddie de Ford is a successful magazine editor, but something is still missing from his life until he meets Melanie Matthews. She is intelligent and sweet but also, shockingly, a fighter groupie – a woman turned on by men who fight other men. Freddie is drawn into Melanie’s increasingly perverse and violent world of illegal fighters and women who want them. Freddie will risk everything to satisfy them. (M/F+)

Ghastly by

One man, living alone, has survived the end of the world. An epidemic has swept the globe and turned its victims into undead cannibals. The walls of his rustic mountain cabin, which served as a welcomed retreat in his previous life, are slowly closing in. After eighteen months of survival and solitude, he feels isolation taking its toll. Intent on relieving his carnal urges before going completely mad, he travels to a nearby town, and finds a female companion with a few surprises of her own. (M/F)

All Consuming by

Jacqueline lives in a secret world of her own, obsessed with sharks. Forced to hide her strange passions from society, she falls in love with a beautiful woman named Genesis, an artist who accepts Jacqueline and her dark desires. But Genesis has her own hungers, which may consume them both. (F/F)

The Miracles of Dorothea of Andrine by

In 1794, at Little Flowers Convent in a remote French village, the memory of the late Reverend Mother Dorothea of Andrine has inspired worshippers to great fervor amid reports of miracles of healing. Besieged with requests to beatify the holy woman who started this movement, the Church dispatches the Right Reverend Louis Montblanc, Bishop of Andrine, to investigate the cult of Dorothea. What the Bishop learns, however, causes him to raise the alarm with his superiors. The sisters at Little Flowers Convent have begun to teach about the ecstatic pleasure of the womb and claim to possess the power of the milk that fed the Savior. Bishop Montblanc vows to shut down their blasphemy and idolatry before their corruption can spread to the larger Church, but his journey to the convent plunges him into a world of temptation and religious rapture that shakes the foundations of his faith and threatens to leave him a broken man. (M/F, F/F, M/F/F)

 

Left Holding by

After Gloria’s boyfriend, Jason, disappears, his associates come looking for him. They brutally demonstrate the position Jason’s left her in and Gloria must choose between living in fear or making her life her own. (M/F/M)

 

Raven and Crow by

When Angelina Grimke meets Edgar Allan Poe at a séance, he mocks her attempts to contact her dead fiancé, but hints that he knows a “scientific” way to raise the dead. Tormented by her grief for her lost love, she seeks out Poe who proposes to use “electro-magnetism” to bring her lover back. Can passion raise the dead? (M/F)

The Charge of the Soul by

Charlotte, the lone survivor of an undead apocalypse, finds a zombie that’s different from all the others. Is it courage or loneliness that makes her believe there is more there? (F/F/M)