Kinder Thane lost his life partner three years ago and ever since, has folded into himself. He doesn’t speak to friends and only sees his family once a year. Every year on the anniversary of Leland’s death, he spends his time with the ghost of his dead boyfriend.
When Jessie Riley moves in across the hall, it sends his entire existence into a flurry. Suddenly there’s life out there, happiness, the joy of the holidays, and it’s so shocking he almost doesn’t know what to do with it. It gets to be too much but before he can pull back inside and go back to the way he was, Leland has a final gift for him, one that changes everything.
Kace & Falcon have been in a relationship for thirteen years. With Falcon in the military, they’ve spent more time apart than together. Since they live in off-base housing, Kace hides who he is. When he finds out about Elan Isle, he’s excited. Especially when he finds out that not only will their domestic discipline lifestyle be accepted, but that he and Falcon are welcomed for who they are. They no longer have to hide.
Falcon has protected Kace since the night they met. Seeing his love become emboldened by their new town is electrifying. So much so that he decides to come home for good.
Kace knows having Falcon home all the time will be difficult, but he thinks it will be due to his partner missing his life in the military. He has no idea the difficulties will be his. Worries he’s never voiced pop up and desires he’s never considered become all important. While Falcon has more patience than anyone he knows, Kace fears that this desire might be the final straw.
If you’re a Corbin’s Bend Pride fan, you might remember the short story Pillar in the Snow. This is that short story, given full life as a novel with new characters and a different kink community.
Part of A Thia Thing Presents
How was he to know that the club where he finds complete and utter acceptance is the home he has to betray?
Sior is at his wits end. Nobody will hire him due to extreme anxiety attacks and he needs a job. When he is offered a position as a junior private investigator, he grabs at the only possibility in front of him. He has to infiltrate QinQ, a gay BDSM club, bring back proof of illegal activities, and he’s guaranteed a job.
It sounds simple enough. Only he’s straight and he has no clue what BDSM is.
Even worse, he finds things about himself at QinQ that he never knew. The more he begins to understand about him, the more he fears what he might find out about the club. And yet he has to find the evidence or lose his job.
With time running out, he makes a decision, a decision that may cost him everything he holds dear.
Blake Loughton is pretty sure his life is over at the age of forty. All he does is work, work, work, except for the few hours a week he spends online with a dominant who seems to get him. When he meets his dom in person quite by accident, it changes everything, especially when he falls in love with the man behind the online persona.
At thirty-four Dusty Brandon has been involved in his alternative lifestyle for ages, but hasn’t had a sub in years until meeting Blake online. The more he learns about him, the more he wants to take things further. Getting through Blake’s barriers uses all the knowledge he has. Bringing his boy home to Texas is going to make him get creative.