Leaving Marks series
Leaving His Mark
Gabe Ryan had a childhood that no one would want, one you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy, but he leaves it all behind to find the one thing he has never had.
He now has everything he wants, his dream job, a house that is his own and great friends. What he still hasn’t found is a home, the one place his heart can he safe.
When history starts to repeat itself will he be able to stop all the pain and anger resurfacing, or will he do something he might regret forever?
Rhys Alexander never thought her life would end up like this. She had a simple dream, to fall in love and be happy, living in fear every day was never part of that dream. Can she break from the life that is slowly killing her, or will she be forever trapped and wishing for it to end?
To have the future together that they both desire, Rhys will need to realise that not all men are out to hurt her, that she can’t judge every man by her ex’s behaviour.
That just maybe, Gabe will never hurt her even though he will end up…Leaving His Mark
Leaving Her Mark
I grew up without the life everyone around me got to experience. The life where they were safe and protected. I lost everything I had ever loved, taken by the man who hated me for a reason I never understood. The daily fear of my childhood made me shut my heart away from everyone as an adult.
She came into my life and turned it upside down. She was my friend, she was my confidant, she was my strength. She also was the reason I have just made the worst mistake of my life, I let my anger win and now I'm paying for that moment of insanity.
Now she is the one who holds my future in her hands, everything is in her control. Will she be able to make the biggest decision of her life and save me from losing what I have spent so long trying to find?
I didn’t know there was someone out there who would give up everything for me, that they would put their life in danger for me. That they would be the home I had always dreamt about.
She is my everything and I hope she knows that she’s … Leaving Her Mark.
Hard To Love series
Worth The Fight
The ring is his home. It’s the place he feels in control.
Zeke ‘The Storm’ Raine has his life all planned out.
The plan was working, it’s almost his time to shine, to be the ultimate.
One moment was all it took to bring it all crashing down around him. One punch, one moment of distraction, one mistake by another and his dream could be a faint memory.
Bryce Tanner, one time fighter and now the coach Zeke doesn’t think he needs. Moving to a new country to take this job, and he's determined that he will succeed. Now that he's met Zeke, Bryce must make his own plans, rules that he is going to have to work hard to stick to.
Be his coach.
He just doesn’t know if he will be able to resist.
Passions run high, making their professional relationship difficult. Can they keep the outward façade while becoming more?
Now Zeke needs to decide, is he willing to walk away from what he loves?
Will he be able to win the most important fight of his life?
Contains both m/m and m/f scenes. Not suitable for younger readers due to sexual content.
Make Me Trust
When the spotlight shines, sometimes it brings you something you don’t expect.
Trey Colby has spent his life falling in love only to lose his heart to people who don’t deserve it. Time after time he's been left broken when his boyfriends have thrown him aside for someone else.
But no more….
This time he is determined to harden his heart. If he doesn’t allow himself to trust then nobody can hurt him. This is the easiest way, the only way, to live. And it works…
Until he meets the man who would test every limit he has.
Dancing has always been one of Roman Knox’s biggest loves, although he never imagined it would be on a pole in front of a club full of men; men who see his body, but not him. He spends his days being overlooked, and that’s the way he likes it. He has no desire to be noticed… until one fateful night.
Now he has the one man he's always fantasized about, the one man he shouldn’t want, watching him as he dances, and first the first time he craves to be seen.
When two worlds collide can secrets be kept? When the truth comes out can you convince the one person who refuses to trust, that you are there for them? Roman just wants to show Trey that he belongs to him, that he can give him everything he needs…
But when tragedy strikes can Trey depend on him for the support he needs? Can he give up the control he’s barely managing to hold on to? Can he keep the past from destroying his future?
All Trey needs in his life is that one person to who he can finally say…
Make Me Trust.
This Isn't Me
Nathan Cooper thought he had everything in life worked out; his own company, a great best friend, and all the women he could want.
That is until one night his whole outlook changed. One misunderstanding, a man instead of a woman, and just like that he was looking at guys like he never had before.
A guy he shouldn’t look at is Grey, the only problem with that is he can’t seem to stop the attraction he has to him. He doesn’t want Grey… except he does.
Greyson Green doesn’t have time for the kind of games that Nathan wants to play. He is already too close to breaking with the pressure of life. Work is stressful, and now his best friend has moved out to be with the man he loves, leaving Grey alone and unhappy. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse, he’s proved wrong when circumstances throw him into close quarters with the last person in the world he wants to be near.
Sometimes you don’t realize that what you need is the person you don’t like, a connection growing even when you try so hard to stop it. What happens when that connection is threatened, forcing you to face exactly what that person means to you? What happens when you’re faced with losing it all?
Grey is going to have to make the biggest decision of his life. Does he turn away from the one thing that could destroy him, or does he chase the guy who could be everything? The guy who spends all his time trying to convince him…
This Isn’t Me.
Drake Donovan is one of the good guys. He spends his life helping people who need it. Being a police officer is all he’s ever wanted to be, and there is nothing else that could ever compare.
After months of work he finally has a way in to the underground world he's been trying to close down. A trail of dead prostitutes has led him to a chat room and a man called Dreamfixer, but when a late night meeting goes wrong his life changes forever.
Ryden Garrick has the life that nightmares are made of. Growing up with a father like his taught him everything he needed to know to run his area in one of Britain’s largest crime organisations.
Guns, drugs, money laundering, and the area that Ryden excels in, prostitution. Running one of the largest male prostitution rings, one where anything is acceptable, even murder, is where he dedicates most of his time.
When Drake discovered the connection with the young dead bodies, all linked with a letter tattooed on their chest, he knew he had to do something. Now standing in front of the elusive Dreamfixer, he knows that life will never be the same.
When gathering evidence becomes the last thing he's thinking about he knows that he will have to make a decision. Follow his feelings or stay strong, doing what he was here to do.
Now he has to decide between the job he loves and the man who could change everything.
Life for Drake was easy before he went Undercover.
I need to leave before things go too far but they won’t let me.
I don’t understand how it happened, all I know is that it did. Falling for Corey was easy, the feelings I had for him were real. The only problem I had was he had a boyfriend, Niko, and I was falling for him too.
I wasn’t meant to fall for them.
They were meant to be nothing more than targets to use.
They were meant to be the way for me to find him.
I didn’t mean for it to happen. I wanted to make sure my friend was alive and it was the only way to do it. Instead they show me what we could be together, the three of us, and like a fool I believe it all.
I knew it couldn’t last.
I knew something would go wrong.
When they discover who I really am they are going to hate me. Losing them is going to be harder than anything I've ever experienced, but I can’t come clean now. I’ve made them fall for me without knowing the whole story.
My name is Grant, and I've been living my life with Corey and Niko completely…
Recommended reading after Undercover. Not recommended as a standalone.
A Leaving Marks and Undercover Crossover Story
Some people are born to be doctors. Some are born to be artists. Clay Wilson was born to protect. His whole life he's had to protect those around him, and now he's made a career of just that. People trust him, and why wouldn’t they? He can read people better than most, and with the body of a soldier, people seem to think he is more than capable of looking after them. Good people run to him for help and the bad guys run in fear, no one brave enough to stand up to him … until Sam.
Samuel Leighton has spent his life in the shadows, becoming one of the most sought after computer experts in the country. The only thing is very few people know who he really is. He's a ghost that gets the job done, no matter how difficult it seems. He doesn’t think twice when one of his few friends need help, but what he didn’t expect was to find himself in the middle of a plan to hurt people. Now he's playing a battle of wits with a voice on the phone, and the voice makes his heart beat faster.
When they meet it soon becomes apparent that their distaste for each other hides something more, something that Clay isn’t willing to admit. It’s a part of himself that he’s hidden all his life, and he’s not sure if he can admit it now.
Can you really live a life hiding half of who you are? Clay is about to find out that sometimes the one thing you need is one thing you didn’t expect.
Someone To Hear Me
Kohan has a simple life but he’s happy. The only thing that’s missing is that special someone to come home to at night. That is until he literally bumps into Ares, a man who sparks his interest, but he rushes off before Kohan can talk to him. When he sees the stranger again, Kohan is determined that he's not going to let him escape this time.
What Kohan doesn’t know is he's falling for a guy that has been through more than he could ever imagine, and when Ares’ dark past catches up with him, there might be a chance that neither man will walk away unhurt.
We all dream of finding that one true love, the person who completes you, and when you find them you should hold on tight to them. But what happens when that dream turns into a nightmare, one that you can’t escape from? Ares is running from a past that almost cost him his life, a past that changed everything.
When he meets Kohan he’s scared of letting someone in, scared that history will repeat itself, but finally he sees that not everyone is out to hurt him. He sees that maybe someone could love him without causing pain.
But when the thing Ares is hiding from appears again, it takes him right back into that dangerous past and he doesn’t know if he will survive it this time.
My name is Ares, and the man I married is the person who will probably kill me.
I want to leave.
I want to escape.
I don’t want to die.
My name is Ares and I want Someone To Hear Me.
I Feel Him Watching
Not only is it his possession’s that are gone
Then strange things start to happen. Belongings go missing and things are moved, but what is really happening and what is just his imagination? It isn’t until a detective turns up at his door that he realises that something is very wrong.
Nicolai Morgan has an admirer, he just doesn’t know about it. He can’t see the camera lens that is pointed in his direction and he doesn’t know all his movements are being watched. He can sense it though, that strange tingle on his skin when he’s meant to be alone. , it's also the men he's been dating, leaving him the last person to see them. This makes him the police’s number one suspect and he isn’t sure how to prove his innocence. It's not until the detective in charge of the investigation gets a visit from Nicolai’s admirer that things become clear.
Not only is Nicolai in danger, so is anyone connected to his life. This stranger is hurting the people he loves and he doesn’t know how to stop it.
Nicolai doesn’t know who is out there or what he wants, but he can feel him watching.
Trigger warning: this book contains scenes of rape, torture, and abuse that some readers might find distressing. Reader discretion is advised.
Sometimes the universe puts you in the right place at the right time, but you can’t always see it at the time. When River Bennett is attacked by a group of men, he can’t see anything good coming out of it. That is until the policeman who rescued him appears at the hospital to interview him.
River had spent his youth lusting over his one-time best friends brother, but when life split them apart, he didn’t think he would see either of them again. Yet here Madden is, standing in front of River in a police uniform and looking better than he did back in high school.
Madden can’t believe that it’s little River Bennett that he’s just saved from being seriously hurt. He remembers his little brother’s best friend, and he also remembers the things he used to imagine about him. When those same feelings come back, it confuses Madden, especially since he has a boyfriend. That doesn’t stop the pull between the men, and when friendship threatens to become more, Madden will need to decide what to do.
The only problem is that when he decides, Madden then needs to prove to River he doesn’t see him as less. He doesn’t see him as weak. What he actually sees is the man of his dreams, but will River ever believe him? Will River let Madden see behind the mask where he hides?
And when the universe puts them in the right place again, will they be able to work out who is rescuing who?
A book in the Under The Uniform series published by Aubergine Publishing.
The Into series
Into The Deep
Life is never easy.
Makenzie Pierce knows this better than anyone.
After losing everything that was important to her, her fiancé, job and home, she is about to start her life all over again from nothing. One morning, a chance encounter seems to be changing her luck and at first it seems for the better … but is it?
Rocco Cole also knows only too well how hard life can be. After suffering a tragic accident, one which almost stole his life, his world imploded into a mess of both abuse and pain, leaving him nothing but a deeply broken man.
Vowing to never trust or ever love again, could it really be possible for him to let someone in after only one meeting? Can a simple encounter change everything he ever believed about himself?
Makenzie is drawn to the chemistry between herself and Rocco, but as he continues to pull away from her, without any reason, she has to decide whether he is worth fighting for. Is she the one woman that can make him believe that he is worth something to someone? And can she be that someone?
When she finally uncovers the truth, Mackenzie has to decide if she is the one who can help change the demons that live inside the man that she thinks she can so easily fall in love with.
Life is never easy, but sometimes the things you really want and need can be worth fighting for, even when you have to take a huge leap of faith and follow your heart, Into The Deep.
Into The Dark
Don’t hate the player … hate the game.
Have fun. Never settle.
Those are the very words that Mason McIntyre has lived by for most of his adult life.
The single life is the one he craves. The one that suits him.
A different girl in his bed each weekend, with no ties. It’s the only way to be.
But, what will happen when he finally meets a girl who dares to say no?
What will happen when the challenge of that one unobtainable girl becomes something else?
What will happen when the player finally gets played?
Niamh Knight doesn’t like players, especially ones who have slept with most of her friends. A pretty face doesn’t impress her, but when that pretty face becomes connected to a man who won’t give up his fight for her, how long will she be able to keep her guard up?
She tries to stay away, tries not to fall for his charm. But, will the player finally win his prize?
Both are faced with a challenge. One like they’ve never faced before.
Can the player finally settle down with only one girl? And, can that girl trust the player?
They know one thing for certain. It’s like the blind leading the blind … Into The Dark.
Into The Fire
Noah Cole has it all.
The high profile job, money and a beautiful fiancé.
There’s only one problem. He doesn’t want any of it. When he imagined life he didn’t see this, he saw happiness in the arms of the only girl who ever held his heart. She wasn’t the one who got away, she was the one he chased away.
His best friend. His soul mate.
Madison Leigh remembers the day she met Noah. He walked into her life full of charm and sexiness, and he crushed her without even trying. Walking away was one of the hardest things that she's ever had to do, especially since all she wants now is him.
Now years later they are friends, sticking by each other through thick and thin. But when one of their worlds come crashing down, changing everything they thought they knew, will there still be a place for them in each others life? Or will it become too hard to hold on to each other?
Will life get better for them, or will it be like leaping from the frying pan...
Into The Fire.