House of Cards


Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626495456
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Calum Hardy's life has unravelled. Reeling from the betrayal of a man he once loved, he boards a train heading south, with no real idea where he's going except a world away from London. Brix Lusmoore can hardly believe his eyes when he spots one of his oldest friends outside Truro station. He hasn't seen Calum since he fled the capital himself four years ago, harbouring a life-changing secret. But despite the years of silence, their old bond remains, warm and true--and layered with simmering heat they've never forgotten. Calum takes refuge with Brix and a job at his Porthkennack tattoo shop. Bit by bit, he rebuilds his life, but both men carry the ghosts of the past, and it will take more than a rekindled friendship and the magic of the Cornish coast to chase them away.

Count the Shells


Author: Charlie Cochrane
Publisher: Porthkennack Novel
ISBN: 9781626496552
Category: Fiction
Page: 216
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Michael Gray returned from World War One injured, but at least he returned. Others were not so fortunate, including his first and greatest love, Thomas Carter-Clemence, with whom Michael had parted bitterly before the conflict began. Broch, the Carter-Clemence home in Porthkennack, was an integral part of pre-war holidays for the Grays, the two families drawn together in the wake of their sons' friendship. Returning to the once-beloved Cornish coast for a break with his sister and her family, Michael has to find the courage to face old memories . . . and dare new relationships. When Thomas's brother Harry makes an unexpected appearance, Michael is surprised to find himself deeply attracted to Harry for his own sake. But as their relationship heats up, it unearths startling revelations and bitter truths. Michael must decide whether Harry is the answer to his prayers or the last straw to break an old soldier's back.

One Under


Author: Jl Merrow
Publisher: Porthkennack Novel
ISBN: 9781626496873
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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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. But Jory's family hurt Mal's best friend deeply, and while Jory is desperate to repair the damage, his own mistakes threaten to keep him and Mal apart. Meanwhile, Mal is torn between his feelings for Jory and his duty to his friend--and his fears that a failed relationship could be more than his shattered confidence can take. Jory must convince Mal it's worth risking everything for their love.

A Gathering Storm


Author: Joanna Chambers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626495616
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When grief-stricken scientist Sir Edward Fitzwilliam provokes public scorn by defending a sham spiritualist, he's forced to retreat to Porthkennack to lick his wounds. Ward's reputation is in tatters, but he's determined to continue the work he began after the death of his beloved brother. In Porthkennack, Ward meets Nicholas Hearn, land steward to the Roscarrock family. Ward becomes convinced that Nick, whose Romany mother was reportedly clairvoyant, is the perfect man to assist with his work. But Nick--who has reason to distrust the whims of wealthy men--is loath to agree. Until Fate steps in to lend a hand. Despite Nick's misgivings, he discovers that Ward is not the high-handed aristocrat he first thought. And when passion ignites between them, Nick learns there's much more to love than the rushed, clandestine encounters he's used to. Nevertheless, Nick's sure that wealthy, educated Ward will never see him as an equal. A storm is gathering, but with Nick's self-doubts and Ward's growing obsession, the fragile bond between the two men may not be strong enough to withstand it.

Contraband Hearts


Author: Alex Beecroft
Publisher: Porthkennack Novel
ISBN: 9781626498051
Category: Fiction
Page: 220
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His future depends on bringing the smuggler to justice. His heart demands to join him. Customs officer Peregrine Dean is sent by his patron to investigate rumors of corruption in the Porthkennack customs house. There he is tasked by the local magistrate to bring down the villainous Tomas Quick, a smuggler with fingers in every pie in town. Fired with zeal and ambition, and struck to the core by his first glimpse of Tomas, Perry determines to stop at nothing until he has succeeded. Tomas Quick is an honest thief--a criminal regarded by the town as their local Robin Hood. He's also an arrogant man who relishes the challenge posed by someone as determined and intelligent as Perry. Both of them come to enjoy their cat-and-mouse rivalry a little too much. But the eighteenth century is a perilous time for someone like Perry: a black man in England. Two have already disappeared from the wrecks of ships. Tomas and Perry must forsake their competition and learn to trust each other if they are to rescue them, or Perry may become the third victim.

Broke Deep


Author: Charlie Cochrane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626495432
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Wake Up Call


Author: J. L. Merrow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626495418
Category: Fiction
Page: 322
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South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he's been waiting all his life to know. But Dev's distracted from his quest by Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months, who's already got a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour--including a habit of collapsing in the street. Kyle Anthony fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins of his life. Still raging against his diagnosis of narcolepsy--a condition that's cost him his job as a barrister, his lover, and all chance of normality--the last thing he wants is another relationship that's doomed to fail. But Dev's easygoing acceptance and adaptability, not to mention his good looks, have Kyle breaking all his self-imposed rules. When disaster strikes Dev's adored little sister, Kyle steps up to the plate, and Dev sees a side of his lover he wasn't prepared for: competent, professional--and way out of Dev's league. With one man determined that they don't have a future and the other fearing it, life after Porthkennack is starting to look bleak for both of them.

Junkyard Heart


Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Portkennack
ISBN: 9781626495494
Category: Fiction
Page: 172
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Tired of the London rat race and the heartbreak that comes with it, photographer Jas Manning returns to Porthkennack, the Cornish seaside town where he spent every childhood summer on his father's farm. Resigned to year-round rain, wind, and homemade jam, he's sorely unprepared for the impact that artsy carpenter Kim Penrose has on his heart. Kim's free-loving reputation precedes him, and he's as generous with his inked-up body as he is with his time. The sex is hot, the easy friendship even better, and Jas's time with him building his family's new farmhouse canteen is everything Jas was missing in his empty city life. But Kim's carefree existence isn't as simple as it appears. He's worked hard to vanquish his demons and build his dreams, but the devil on his shoulder is ruthless, and when it comes to call, their happy bubble bursts like it was never there at all. The canteen opening looms, but Kim is gone in more ways than one, and it's down to Jas to shore up Kim's soul and convince him that he deserves his place in Jas's heart.

The Guy with the Suitcase


Author: Chris Ethan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781945171116
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Rafe and Pierce are homeless and living in the streets of New York City. When their worlds collide, their lives intertwine and when the world seems bent on bringing the two souls to their knees, fate has other plans for them.

Misfits


Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
ISBN: 1626492468
Category: Fiction
Page: 277
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Restaurant owner Tom Fearnes has loved his partner Cass for as long as he can remember, but their work often keeps them apart. When he meets a striking young man named Jake on the vibrant streets of Camden Town, their heady first encounter takes an unexpected turn. Jake Thompson can hardly believe his luck when he wakes up in Tom's bed. Tom is gorgeous, kind, and...taken. Tom's explanation of his open relationship leaves Jake cold, but Tom is too tempting, and when hard times force Jake to accept Tom's helping hand, he finds himself between two men who've lost their way. Cass Pearson is a troubled soul. He loves Tom with all he has, but some days it feels like he hasn't much to give. Jake seems like the perfect solution. Cass risks everything to push Jake and Tom together, but Jake resists, wary, until the darkness of Class's past comes to call. Then Jake finds himself the last man standing, and it's time to dig deep and shine a light for the men he's grown to love.

Tribute Act


Author: Joanna Chambers
Publisher: Porthkennack
ISBN: 9781626496842
Category: Fiction
Page: 196
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Nathan Bridges hadn't intended to settle down in his hometown of Porthkennack--he just ended up staying after saving the family business from ruin. The truth is, Nathan can't stop himself from stepping in when problems arise. He's a fixer, the man everyone turns to. But even fixers can't solve everything. When Nathan's sister needs an organ transplant, it's his stepbrother, Mack, who the family turns to as Rosie's only potential living donor. Nathan's curiosity about the stepbrother he's never met turns to shock when he realises that Mack is his latest--and hottest ever--one-night stand. Nathan and Mack agree to forget their single night together, but that's easier said than done. When Mack moves in to Nathan's place to recuperate after surgery, it's not just the sexual tension between them that keeps growing. Against all the odds, and despite Mack's wariness of intimacy, the two men grow close enough that Nathan begins to wonder what it would take to mend the rift that's kept Mack and his father estranged for over a decade . . . and whether Mack might consider staying with Nathan in Porthkennack for good.

Between Ghosts


Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986762076
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Page: 258
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WINNER of the 2017 EPIC Award for Contemporary Romance. In 2003, journalist Connor Regan marched through London to add his voice to a million others, decrying the imminent invasion of Iraq. Eight months later, his brother, James, was killed in action in Mosul. Three years on, Connor finds himself bound for Iraq to embed with an elite SAS team. He sets his boots on the ground looking for closure and solace-anything to ease the pain of his brother's death. Instead he finds Sergeant Nathan Thompson. Nat Thompson is a veteran commander, hardened by years of combat and haunted by the loss of his best friend. Being lumbered with a civilian is a hassle Nat doesn't need, and he vows to do nothing more than keep the hapless hack from harm's way. But Connor proves far from hapless, and too compelling to ignore for long. He walks straight through the steel wall Nat's built around his heart, and when their mission puts him in mortal danger, Nat must lay old ghosts to rest and fight to the death for the only man he's ever truly loved.

Banded Together


Author: KC Burn
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1640801480
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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A death has punk rocker Devlin turning his back on music and returning to school. Sexy professor Jack has him thinking about life beyond grief. Will he feel the same when he learns Jack is his ultimate fanboy?

The Lady's Secret


Author: Joanna Chambers
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 1426892578
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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London, 1810 Former actress Georgiana Knight always believed she and her brother were illegitimate—until they learn their parents were married, making them heirs to a great estate. To prove their claim, Georgy needs to find evidence of their union by infiltrating a ton house party as valet to Lord Nathaniel Harland. Though masquerading as a boy is a challenge, it pales in comparison to sharing such intimate quarters with the handsome, beguiling nobleman. Nathan is also unsettled by Georgy's presence. First intrigued by his unusual valet, he's even more captivated when he discovers Georgy's charade. The desire the marriage-shy earl feels for his enigmatic employee has him hoping for much more than a master-servant relationship... But will Nathan still want Georgy when he learns who she truly is? Or will their future be destroyed by someone who would do anything to prevent Georgy from uncovering the truth? 93,000 words

What Remains


Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986730402
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Page: 292
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WINNER: Bisexual Book Awards 2016 -- Best Romance Web designer Jodi Peters is a solitary creature. Lunch twice a week with his ex-girlfriend-turned-BFF and the occasional messy venture to a dodgy gay bar is all the company he needs, right? Then one night he stumbles across newly divorced firefighter Rupert O'Neil. Rupert is lost and lonely, but just about the sweetest bloke Jodi has ever known. Add in the heady current between them, and Jodi can't help falling hard in love. He offers Rupert a home within the walls of his cosy Tottenham flat-a sanctuary to nurture their own brand of family-and for four blissful years, life is never sweeter. Until a cruel twist of fate snatches it all away. A moment of distraction leaves Jodi fighting for a life he can't remember and shatters Rupert's heart. Jodi doesn't know him-or want to. With little left of the man he adores, Rupert must cling to what remains of his shaky faith and pray that Jodi can learn to love him again.

Heat Trap


Author: Jl Merrow
Publisher: Plumber's Mate Mysteries
ISBN: 9781626497245
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
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Old flames can leave a nasty burn. It's been six months since plumber Tom Paretski was hit by a shocking revelation about his family, and he's been avoiding dealing with it ever since. His lover, PI Phil Morrison, wants Tom to dig deeper into his history and try to develop his psychic talent for finding things, but Tom's not nearly so keen. Just as he decides to bite the bullet, though, worse problems crawl out of the woodwork. Young Devil's Dyke barmaid Marianne has an ex, Grant Carey, who won't accept that things are over between them, and he's ruthless in dealing with anyone who gets in his way. When Carey threatens an old friend of theirs, Phil and Tom step in to help--but that makes them targets themselves. What with his uncertainty about Phil's motives, Tom's family doing their best to drive a wedge between them, and the uncovering of an ugly incident in Phil's past, Tom's not sure who he can trust--and the body he finds in the pub cellar isn't the only thing that stinks. Publisher's note: This is a lightly edited reprint of a previously published novel.

House of Cards


Author: Michael Dobbs
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN: 9781492606611
Category: Fiction
Page: 391
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Political mover and shaker Frank Urquhart, willing to do whatever he must to become prime minister, butts heads with Mattie Storin, a tenacious young reporter who has a knack for uncovering the real stories behind the headlines.

My Mate Jack


Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1632164981
Category: Fiction
Page: 104
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Will must dig deep to remember Jack is his mate... his best mate, and nothing matters more than that, right?

Rented Heart


Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986761567
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Page: 230
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LAMBDA Finalist 2017 Ex-surfer-turned-businessman Liam Mallaney moved back to Holkham, Norfolk, to mourn the loss of his husband. Grief and loneliness keep him a solitary figure, and he likes it that way. There's no room in his broken heart for anything else. Rentboy Zac Payne left London and most of his demons behind, but he still only knows one way to make a living. When he spots Liam in a club one night, it seems he's found his mark. But Liam proves nicer-and their connection far deeper-than he'd bargained for. Their arrangement quickly becomes too complicated for Zac, who has other things on his mind: namely his BFF and wayward flatmate, Jamie. Zac owes Jamie the world, and even as Jamie's drug addiction destroys all they have, Zac won't leave him behind. Besides, Liam knows nothing of Zac's home life, too caught up in his own head to think much beyond the crazy heat he and Zac share. But when trouble comes to Zac's door, putting his life in danger, Liam must set his grief and anger aside to pick up the pieces of Zac's shattered heart and his own.