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About Angelique Jurd
New Zealand author Angelique Jurd writes contemporary gay romance featuring sweet, sexy men with just a touch of sass.
Angelique is owned by three cats, three adult children, two temperamental computers, and a very patient boyfriend (not a partridge in a pear tree). She's also pierced, painted, pansexual, and proud. She has a degree in Media Studies and English Literature and is currently completing a Masters of Art (Media Studies) When she's not writing or researching (or swearing at her computer)she likes cold champagne, hot coffee, neat whiskey, loud Springsteen, and the Winchester brothers kicking butt.
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A meddling reporter determined to get a scoop.
And... a bear.
Flamboyant, arrogant, and no stranger to scandal, Rian Johns is as well known for leaving a mess behind him as he is for acting. When the police and the media catch him stoned and with his pants around his ankles, his manager sends him away to cool off and sober up. How much trouble can he get into in a small village on the Oregon Coast? After the death of his son's mother, Mason came home to Cliffport to raise him. Owner of a small bar and grill, Mason has spent his time focused on his son and his business. Now, as he prepares for Jake to leave for college, Mason enjoys a quiet life and likes it that way. Right up until Rian Johns shatters the quiet, dragging Mason into a summer fling that is anything but calm. As the summer ends the two are forced to face the question: is it really just a fling? How can it possibly be more when they lead such different lives?
The Mason Jar is a standalone MM romance featuring opposites attracting, a steamy summer romance, and... a bear.
Joey Harkin keeps a low profile. He goes to work each day, keeps to himself and makes sure nobody notices him. It's the only way he can be sure the man who has tortured him for eight years won't find him. The only way he can be sure he'll be safe. Everything is calm in Joey's life, until he's summoned to the Managing Director's office. Rick Southwell is a successful man. Smart, attractive, wealthy. He has a close circle of friends and when he needs something more ... stimulating... there's always The Club. There is no shortage of men there willing to act out whatever scene Daddy Rick asks for. He has no interest in anything deep or permanent. Until the night he has to rescue Joey Harkin - the man he has just promoted - from being beaten up. Bit by bit, Rick learns Joey's story. Day by day his desire to protect and care for Joey grows stronger. Little by little, he falls in love. Getting Joey to trust him turns out to be the easy part. Getting Joey to let go of his fear and embrace his new life is much more challenging. Joey: The Complete Unabridged Story brings together the Joey's Story trilogy, newly edited and expanded, with never before released material. It is a stand-alone novel of more than 100,000 words featuring age-gap, mild kink, and hurt comfort themes. TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains reference to domestic abuse, both physical and mental.
Drew has a history of making bad relationship choices. Until one day, at the pet store, he encounters an intriguing young man with a beautiful smile: Jesse.
Neurodiverse Jesse loves pop culture and the animals he cares for in the store. Drew is a high school teacher who has written a book on American poetry and loves Shakespeare and classical music.
How can their relationship survive when everyone around them constantly reminds them of the differences separating them?
When one of Drew's bad choices from the past shows up, it sets in motion a confusing and heartbreaking chain of events that tests their relationship. How can Drew and Jesse prove to their friends and family that what brings them together is stronger than what sets them apart? Can they demonstrate that sometimes, when it comes to love, the most important thing in the world is a smile? Jesse's Smile is a standalone MM romance featuring a slight age gap, hurt/comfort, opposites who attract, and a very sweet young man finding love in a world that doesn't consider him worthy of it.
Alex Davis knows there is no happy ever after for him and he's okay with that. He has his work, he has his brother, and he has the occasional hook up - and he never has to tell anyone about his past. When he meets Ben at a rock concert and agrees to go on a date with him, Alex assumes it will be just another casual hook up. He doesn't count on Ben's confidence or determination. He doesn't count on Ben falling in love with him - even when Alex tells him his secret. Most of all he doesn't count on falling in love with Ben . The Beach House is Book One in an ongoing series, featuring the same couple, with themes of hurt/comfort, rejection, and self acceptance.
TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of attmepted suicide
But might there be a silver lining?
Blazing Sands is the seventh book in an ongoing series featuring the same couple. Reader enjoyment will be enhanced by reading the series in sequence.
Boden is an ordinary Elf. An ordinary Elf who is good with computers. When his cousin refers him to a friend whose network has gone down, the last being he expects to encounter is ... Rorik.
Rorik is a not so ordinary Elf. In fact, he's a very special Elf. Rorik is a Holder. In fact Rorik is The Grand Holder and his role is an important one. One that involves a red suit and a sleigh.
Because Humans use technology, Rorik also uses technology - and he hates it. He doesn’t, however, hate the cute geek who has just shown up to repair his network and whom he would very much like to get to know. Unfortunately he's promised this Elf’s cousin he'll behave.
What happens when Rorik, or if you prefer his official title Santa fudging Claus, meets Boden - an Elf unlike any he’s ever known?
Grab your eggnog and snuggle up with the first couple from Edelweiss Grove, in Book 1 of The Holiday Storybook novellas - a Christmas story where Santa has never been so tempted....
Even the happiest news can’t stop what is coming.
Ben and Alex embark on a new stage of their life together and Ben, for the first time in his life, can’t control what is happening around him. The news that he and Alex are going to be parents is overshadowed by his mother’s illness.
Will Ally live long enough to meet her granddaughter? Can Alex provide the strength Ben will need to get through the coming months?
Book 3 of an ongoing series, featuring the same couple, Winds of Change deals with love, life, and death.
Santa isn’t round, jolly, and white-haired. In fact, he’s a sexy silver fox by the name of Rorik and he likes to keep Christmas spiced up. When his computer network breaks down and a young Elf by the name of Boden is sent to help, Rorik is besotted. How will he convince this sweet elf that he’s not just interested in seduction?
Cupid has never been in love. In fact, he’s never even been kissed. Leif Amias is in charge of Valentine’s Day but seems doomed to be alone. When the high-strung Cupid runs over Andy, his whole world turns upside down. Could his Life Mate actually be a Human?
The sexy, sassy, and very naughty Pascal Hare takes care of Easter. His reputation for self-indulgence is matched only by his reputation as the best Holder of the Basket in living memory. Can Michel Griotte, a Fae chocolatier from Paris, tame the mischievous Fae? Does he really want to—or would he rather just join in?
Simon Licht is a Light Elf. He is full of sunshine and smiles and can charm his way in and out of almost anything. Does that include grumpy Caster, Hamish Sgaile’s heart?
Holiday Storybook Collection brings together the first four novellas in the series set in Edelweiss Grove - and includes previously unreleased content.
Rorik Eskildsen is marrying his beloved Boden. Not wanting to delay things any longer the happy couple announce the wedding date and it's just twelve days away.
Rorik has hired one of the two best wedding planners in The Grove, Elf Freddie Keller. Unbeknown to him, Boden has hired the other one: Nymph Valentino Aldredge. With so little time ahead of them, the marital couple suggest the planners work together.
There's just one problem.
Freddie and Valentino used to be partners - in business and in love. Eight years ago, to please his mother, Valentino left Freddie to marry Tybalt. They haven't seen each other since the day Freddie rejected Valentino's offer to set him up as his lover.
Neither of them has forgotten the other.
And Freddie, certainly has not forgiven.
Can they put their pain and anger behind them and pull of the most important wedding in Grove history? Will Valentino find the courage to finally tell Freddie the truth - and convince him, he's worthy of a second chance?
Weddings & Wishes is a 30k word, second chances, MM fantasy romance that is part of The Holiday Storybook Novellas. It can be read as a stand alone but reader enjoyment will be definitely enhanced if read as part of the series.
Alex has a happy life now. He and Ben now have two beautiful little girls, Ally and Lucy, who help Ben’s grandmother, Polly, keep both men on their toes. Life seems perfect.
Until Alex's mother shows up, opening old wounds and revealing secrets Alex never wanted Ben to know about. When Janice's hatred for Alex overflows and is taken out on Ally and Lucy, Alex is forced to confront his past and decide what he wants from his future.
How will his relationship with Ben stand up in light of Janice's actions?
Stormy Seas is Book 4 in The San Capistrano Series - an ongoing series, featuring the same couple.
This book deals with family feuds and facing the past, even when it is painful. There is also reference to past physical abuse by a parent.
Living together in the city and regularly visiting Polly and Ally at the Beach House, the pair have no idea their happy life is about to be turned upside with both a happy event and devastating news.
After receiving news that leaves them shocked and unsettled, an argument reveals more of Alex's past. When just a few weeks later, Ben is shot by a client's abusive spouse, Alex is forced to find strength nobody knew he had.
How can they save their relationship and prove their love to each other when everything around them seems to be falling apart?
Book 2 in an ongoing series, featuring the same couple, Tides of Love is a story about deciding what you really want from life - and love.
What if the thing you want doesn’t make you weird? What if it makes you unique? What if, for the right person, it makes you perfect?
Bailey Richards is more than a shy, awkward, virgin who has never been on a date and who trips over his own feet. Sam Thurston owns an adult toy shop that has trouble shaking off its skeevy image. Together, they'll find out what.
After stumbling onto an interesting form of play online, Bailey needs to know more. To explore. Unfortunately that means he needs to buy a … thing. He can’t even say the word in his head without blushing. He needs to buy a tail. Ponies need tails right?
Bailey has found the one he wants and oh how he wants it. The trouble is, not only is the glorious rainbow tail for a unicorn, it’s also been out of Bailey's price range … until now.
After working in construction most of his life, Sam Thurston bought The Pleasure Palace six months ago with a plan to revive it as something a little more upmarket. It has, however, been more challenging than he expected. Even coming up with a better name than The Pleasure Palace has been problematic.
As if trying to get the shop to finally show a profit while finding a name that doesn’t make him cringe when he answers the phone isn’t hard enough, he keeps getting distracted. There's a young man who comes in regularly to look at one piece of merchandise: the rainbow tail on display at the back of the store.
Having checked his ID, Sam knows he’s twenty-five and that his name is Bailey. He also knows that with his long blond hair, deep blue eyes, and fine features, he may be the most beautiful man Sam has ever seen... or wanted.
Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe 1) is a contemporary MM romance featuring mild kink, a rag-tag group who discover that found family is as strong and beautiful as blood family, and an age-gap romance between two men discovering that the other is exactly the person they were looking for. Oh … and a very beautiful unicorn.
(CORRECT VERSION WITH EDITS ADDED 06/07/2021)