Reaching Out
Authors Included

Some men don’t know they’re there, if they can’t see themselves reflected in a lover’s eyes. If they aren’t there, they need never be real, never take chances, and are free lock themselves away with their obsessions. But then they meet someone, a special man in whose eyes they become real, solid—and hot. That man gets past their walls, stops them in their flight from a sordid past, and who pushes them into their dreams… In this volume, ForbiddenFiction presents six of E.E. Grey’s stories about men reaching beyond the limits of their fears and becoming real, in love.



Stories Included

Brush with Death
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Dead people don’t make good boyfriends. At least, that’s what Grant tries to remind himself. A painter, Grant moved into his apartment to be alone and to work on his art, only to discover the resident ghost, Joey. It’s not all bad. Joey is a pretty good listener, a good model – and he’s hot. (M/M)

By the Hour
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Former hustler, Seth, lives a respectable life now, working in an office and avoiding all things related to prostitution. When he runs into Caleb, a hustler he once had a crush on, he can’t resist the temptation to finally get what he wanted for years. His problems aren’t because of Caleb, though, and Seth’s carefully constructed world becomes harder to hold on to when the past he’s running away from catches up to him. (M/M)

Checking Out
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Dominic’s dream is to run his own bed and breakfast, while Sean’s is to be a celebrated chef. Dreams often require sacrifices and when Sean is offered a better job in the big city. Dominic is unable to give him a reason to stay at the Honey Creek Inn. With all the walls he’s built up around himself, both real and emotionally, losing Sean threatens to have Dominic’s entire world come tumbling down. In a place where people come and go, Dominic struggles to give Sean a permanent home in his heart. (M/M)

 

Cigarette Burns
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Maddox doesn’t want to be around anyone unless it’s his pack of cigarettes. Yet, when Rory, the cute guy from the bar, not-so-subtly hits on him, Maddox figures he can always smoke later. He has something else in mind his ex-boyfriend would not approve of in the least. (M/M)

From the Storm
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Bailey is exactly where he doesn’t want to be: stuck at work during the worst storm of the summer, but he’s got a case to finish. When the power goes out and it’s just him and Ian—the hot intern he’s been tentatively dating—everything is ruined. Or is it? (M/M)

Stage Dreams
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An aspiring Broadway writer, Jamie spends most of his time working as a bartender and bothering his roommate, Drew, to actually write down songs for the musical they’ve been working on for two years. When Jamie meets Roman, a Broadway dancer, his dreams come to a sudden potential realization when Roman gives his book to a well-known director. Jamie’s feelings for Drew, however, may get in the way of his own happiness, especially when it comes to Roman and the prospect of Jamie’s dreams finally coming true. (M/M)



Editor(s): D.M. Atkins   Rylan Hunter   James L. Wolf   Lon Sarver  
Cover Designer(s): Siol na Tine
Cover Art Credits: Adapted from photo by Lopolo at Shutterstock.
Production Editor(s): Kaye O'Malley
Anthology (110,105 Words)
Chapter(s): 37
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
Serialization Date: Look at individual Story Pages


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