Author: Shayla Kersten

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River of Need

River of Need
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419931291
  • Release: 2010-10-27
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Two years after their breakup, Detective Kyle Shelton didn’t expect to see his lying, cheating, closeted ex. Especially not behind bars for prostitution. Bailing him out is one of the stupidest things Kyle has done in a while. Although letting his ex back in his bed probably ranks higher on the dumbass scale.

Dustin Eldridge’s lies about his sexual preferences have left him with nothing. Literally. He’s lost his home, his family, his job and, worse, he’s lost Kyle. On the streets, with no one to turn to, he’s resorted to selling his body to survive. Then Kyle—of all people—comes to his rescue. Dustin can’t fix the past but maybe there’s hope for a future.

Unless Kyle really believes Dustin added serial killer to his resume, along with hooker.

Note: For maximum reader enjoyment, we suggest also reading Hidden Force (Tony and Ryan) and Hidden Hands (David March), in which these secondary characters were heroes. 


Shrouded Angel

Shrouded Angel
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419929731
  • Release: 2010-09-03
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Terra offers sanctuary to both Angellum and Virkola. Unknown to the humans, a truce exists there. To Terrans, the two species exist as myths. One is a frail, winged creature from religious texts. The other, a demon of the night, living off blood. Both are far from the truth…

Because of the Angellum, Patrea, a Virkolan, has spent his life afraid of loss. When darkness descends on his ship in the form of a strange angel, Patrea feels he can’t stay on the Avere. But departing would mean leaving behind the only light in his life—his bunkmate Hadreal. He needs to find the courage to tell Hadreal how he feels.

Hadreal has always felt more than friendship for his younger bunkmate, but bitter past experience keeps him from acting on his feelings. When a new danger brings them closer, he decides it might be time to live again. But now his chance at happiness may end before he’s able to sample it.

Sometimes it takes a brush with death to make life worth living.

Publisher’s Note: While a standalone, for maximum reader enjoyment, we recommend reading Angel Moon first.


Icing On the Cake

Icing On the Cake
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419927935
  • Release: 2010-04-09
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Jeff Morgan’s life is all about career. Relationships aren’t on his radar. His friendships are limited to a very few and his sex life consists of wham-bam-thank-you-man sexual encounters. He doesn’t do long term. He doesn’t even do breakfast.

Then the fate of a cake brings Ollie Cranford into his life. Shaved head, tats and piercings, the baker is far from Jeff’s type, but Ollie is as luscious as the treats he whips up in his bakery.

Now if only Jeff can relax long enough to enjoy the icing on the beefcake.


Angel Moon

Angel Moon
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  • Number: 9781419925146
  • Release: 2010-01-13
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Terra offers sanctuary to both Angellum and Virkola. Unknown to the humans, a truce exists there. To Terrans, the two species exist as myths. One is a frail, winged creature from religious texts. The other, a demon of the night, living off blood. Both are far from the truth…

Sorin thought sanctuary was the answer to their problems. Terra with its plentiful creatures, full of fresh blood and off limits to the millennia-long war with the Angellum—who wouldn’t think it paradise? Except paradise comes at a high price. Claiming a bounty on a renegade angel hasn’t ended up the way he planned at all.

Teo loves his ship, his life in space, but he loves Sorin more. The plan seemed sound, but the bounty is a fraud and now the price is on him and Sorin. He’ll make the best of the rest of his life with Sorin, even if it’s only for a few weeks.

But when hope appears from an unexpected source, both men grab chance by her wings.


For Olympus Sake

For Olympus Sake
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  • Number: 9781419925610
  • Release: 2009-11-06
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Book Length: Short Novel
 
Stephen Liatos’ career as an archaeologist hit a brick wall a long time ago. His love life crashed and burned right behind it. When a young intern claims to have the key to the elusive artifact known as Aphrodite’s necklace, Stephen’s life takes a strange turn. Suddenly, he’s in the middle of the hottest wet dream he’s ever had. Until all hell breaks loose. Literally.
 
Alex’s mission was to retrieve his mistress’s necklace. He didn’t need a passenger along for the ride, although Stephen’s overactive libido makes for an interesting trip. Nor did he expect to end up in Hades instead of Olympus. Now he has to get the necklace and Stephen out of the Underworld before they both become permanent residents.


Positive Possibilites

Positive Possibilites
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  • Number: 9781419921278
  • Release: 2009-07-12
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Chicago attorney Gabe Layton’s life has just turned upside down. His lover of six years is cheating and his supposedly straight best friend of twenty-something years claims to be in love with him. Throw in that his cheating ex has possibly exposed him to HIV and Gabe’s world is a confusing place.
 
Paramedic Dean Bannon has always been attracted to both sexes, but after seeing his lifelong friend Gabe deal with prejudice and hate, staying on the straight and narrow seemed an easier path. But his deepening feelings for Gabe push him to reveal his hidden side. Now to convince Gabe of the positive possibilities of taking their friendship to another level.


Fighting For Eternity

Fighting For Eternity
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419921728
  • Release: 2009-07-12
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Eternity, Book Four
 
Searching for a murderous rogue vampire, Watcher Estefan Garza’s life is turned upside down by tragic loss and a surprise from his past. His bone-chilling loss is warmed by fires of passion reignited by vampire Karl Brandt.
 
On a quest to destroy a former friend, Karl is startled by Estefan and his mysterious companions. Karl can’t understand why Estefan hasn’t aged in seventy years. Unwilling to let him leave until Karl discovers the truth, he offers Estefan and his friends refuge and assistance for their common mission.
 
As a bloody battle for Memphis ensues, Karl and Estefan bond between danger and destruction until all that remains separating them is a fight for eternity.
 
Note: While a stand-alone, it is recommended the novels be read in order for maximum reading pleasure.


Hidden Force

Hidden Force
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  • Number: 9781419913358
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Cold-blooded murder and hot-blooded passion…

Memphis homicide detective Tony Costa's life is twisted with both. A killer is stalking prey in the bitter winter nights leaving a trail of victims with hauntingly familiar features. The blond-haired, blue-eyed young men resemble the vice cop whose bed he secretly shares. Afraid of revealing his secret to the world, he may be too late to tell the one person who matters.

Ryan Nilsson wants more than a friend with benefits. Out about his sexuality since high school, Ryan doesn't like hiding his relationship with Tony, but he's not willing to end it. Asked to work with Tony on a series of murders, things heat up and not always in a good way. When an old lover resurfaces during the investigation, Ryan makes a decision that may be his last.


Hidden Hands

Hidden Hands
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  • Number: 9781419921131
  • Release: April 3, 2009
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Detective Jeremy Lawson doesn’t expect anything from his one night stand except sex. What he gets is a shooting, a mystery plus some of the best sex he’s had in a long time. Somewhere along the way, he also finds some tenderness for a lost soul in need of rescuing.

David March has let his troubled past blind him to any kind of happy future. But when a one night stand turns out to be a cop in shining armor, David begins to think differently about his life. As in, he wants one. But to have one, he has to stay alive.

Note: For maximum reader enjoyment, we suggest reading Hidden Force (David) and A Helping Hand (Jeremy) where our two heroes were secondary characters.

 


A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419917387
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Deputy Sheriff Rich Taylor has many secrets. His sexuality is only the top of the list. Even his best friend Dan doesn’t know Rich is gay. For good reason. His feelings for Dan are more than friendship. When Dan’s injured, the thought of losing him forces Rich to admit his years-long lust has turned to love.
 
An accident turns State Trooper Dan Fletcher’s life, and his car, upside down. With his right hand out of commission, he has to rely on his best friend for his basic—sometimes intimate—needs. After spending most of his life looking for the right woman, he begins to wonder if he’s been looking at the wrong gender—an impossible concept in their small-minded world.
 

 


Double Happiness

Double Happiness
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419917912
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Chen Jin Tai faces the worst possible news only days from his commitment ceremony with his lover—Tai’s estranged mother is coming to the wedding. Unable to accept her son’s sexuality—she’s determined to have a daughter-in-law—Chen Qi Xiang’s visit is unexpected. Tai wants to believe she’s looking for reconciliation but he knows his lover’s attitude will be anything but optimistic.

David Anderson never thought about settling down until he literally bumped into Tai on the street. Before Tai, sex was for fun and love wasn’t an option. Now two years later, he can’t imagine life without his partner. Tai’s Ice Queen mother showing up with malice in mind could be the beginning of the end of the best thing in his life.

Two beautiful men, one tiny Chinese soon-to-be mother-in-law, a live cricket as a present and a red wedding dress. It’s about to be an interesting next few days and the men are going to learn a whole new level of sexual excitement.

 


The Cost of Eternity - First in the Eternity series - Paranormal M/M

The Cost of Eternity
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  • Number: 9781419908972
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Shayla Kersten
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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First in the Eternity series

For over two hundred years, the cost of eternity for Lorcan MacKenna has been unending loneliness. Territorial creatures of darkness, vampires can't peacefully exist near each other. Human companions age and die, leaving him to face the long nights alone. After the death of his last lover, Lorcan vows to avoid the pain of loss. Until a down-and-out actor finds himself in danger and Lorcan can't resist saving the young man.

Kevin St. James never expected to find himself offering sex for money, especially not to men. A desperate need for quick cash, a dark alley, and things go terribly wrong. His dark rescuer brings out feelings hidden so deep, Kevin never realized they were there. Reveling in newfound sensations, Kevin welcomes his new lover.

But just as Lorcan has a secret, so too does Kevin.