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About Ari McKay
Ari McKay is the professional pseudonym for Arionrhod and McKay, who have been writing together for over a decade. Their collaborations encompass a wide variety of romance genres, including contemporary, fantasy, science fiction, gothic, and action/adventure. Their work includes the Blood Bathory series of paranormal novels, the Herc’s Mercs series, as well as two historical Westerns: Heart of Stone and Finding Forgiveness. When not writing, they can often be found scheming over costume designs or binge watching TV shows together.
Arionrhod is a systems engineer by day who is eagerly looking forward to (hopefully) becoming a full time writer in the not-too-distant future. Now that she is an empty-nester, she has turned her attentions to finding the perfect piece of land to build a fortress in preparation for the zombie apocalypse, and baking (and eating) far too many cakes.
McKay is an English teacher who has been writing for one reason or another most of her life. She also enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, and playing video games. She has been known to knit in public. Given she has the survival skills of a gnat, she’s relying on Arionrhod to help her survive the zombie apocalypse.
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Presenting six sweet stories centered around celebration -- where love is in the air and hearts are ready to find their true home!
Letters from Cupid -- When Macon Pinney discovers colleague Derek Chandler needs cheering up, he writes him an anonymous note -- from Cupid! Now Derek is desperate to find the man whose words make him long for true love.
Knitting a Broken Heart Back Together -- Tomy Peralta’s Christmas proposal doesn’t go as planned, but Jason Winters is determined to find a way to mend Tomy’s shattered heart.
The Once and Future Love -- Movie star Anthony Davis has everything he ever wanted -- except love. Can a birthday wish give him another chance with Rob Harrison, the one who got away?
Last Leap of the First-Foot -- Iain Donaldson has always been Bran MacRae’s best friend, but he’s determined in the New Year to win Bran’s love as well!
On The Rocks -- Millionaire Aidan Grimm trusts only one person, geologist Mal Saltzman. When he discovers his masked lover at Halloween is Mal, will their relationship be forever on the rocks?
A Taste of Honey -- Boone Phillips needs a fake girlfriend for a family reunion, so he asks his drag queen best friend, Rob, to fill in. What he discovers about Honey is both sticky and sweet!
Whether it’s in the courtroom or the bedroom, these sexy lawyers are full of passion and ready for love!
Santa’s Naughty Helper
Shy lawyer Kevin Anderson is presented with an unexpected opportunity when he draws his secret crush, Erik Wilson, for their office’s secret holiday gift exchange. Erik is intrigued by his mystery Santa, but the man he really wants is his best friend, Kevin. Little does he suspect that Santa’s naughty little helper might be just the man to make all his Christmas dreams come true!
Attorney Cal Monroe has always carried a torch for his friend Dane Coulter. But confessing his feelings to his friend could backfire, and even then, the choice must be Dane’s—to live the life his father wants, or to give up everything he has for a chance at happiness in Cal’s arms.
Heart of Glass
A new life and a new love—that’s what former district attorney Zach Richardson is hoping for when he lets his friends give him a makeover. His new look gets the attention of his boss and secret crush, Asher Caldwell, and leads to a seduction -- but Asher thinks Zach was his paid escort! Their romance born out of mistaken identity might work if Zack can trust Asher to be satisfied with the love of only one man… and if Asher can trust himself.
Stone Harrison never knew he had an aunt; he certainly never expected her to bequeath him one of the largest spreads in central Nevada. But something about Copper Lake Ranch and its foreman, Luke Reynolds, speaks to him, offering a chance for the home he’s never really had.
Luke wants Stone to succeed as a rancher and put the legacy of his shiftless father behind him, but he’d also like Stone to share his bed. Unfortunately, Stone is convinced that the world is a harsh place that will never accept two men sharing their lives. Much to Luke’s dismay, he refuses to risk Luke’s life despite the intense attraction they share.
The tension between them escalates when a series of calamities strikes Copper Lake. An unexpected and unwelcome visit from Stone’s dandified cousin, James, only makes things worse. Stone’s ability to run the ranch comes into question, but the threat of losing it means less to Stone than the threat to Luke’s life. Stone will do anything it takes to protect the man he loves―even if it makes him a murderer.
Yet as their relationship develops, Gabriel begins to believe Noel might be the perfect man for him. Noel doesn’t make fun of Gabriel’s holiday traditions and wants to create new traditions of their own. As Christmas draws closer, however, Gabriel sees signs of Noel pulling away, and he worries this relationship will be as big a mistake as the others. Are Noel’s late nights and secretive phone calls a sign he’s cheating? Or will the magic of Christmas bring Gabriel the love he’s been searching for all along?
Dr. Anton Albright has a reputation for being good with new subs. What he’d really like, though, is a sub of his own. Cameron is the kind of man Anton wants, and once Cameron accepts his need to serve -- and, especially, to serve Anton -- they explore the possibilities of a relationship that will give them both everything they want and need.
But when fame comes calling at Cameron’s door, their private, intimate world is threatened. Anton’s medical practice won’t survive his private life being held up to public display, and Cameron finds it difficult to adjust to extended periods away from his Sir. Can they find a compromise that will make them both happy, or will Cameron’s rising star force him to leave Anton behind?
Two historical romances about love and acceptance on the sweeping plains of Texas!
Boston in 1888 is quite urbane, but unfortunately for Gil Porter, that isn’t the same thing as being understanding. When his sexuality is exposed by the scandalous suicide of his lover, Gil is exiled to the small town of Mercy, Texas, by his domineering father. To his surprise, he finds acceptance at Bent Oak Ranch, especially from Matt Grayson, the handsome son of the ranch foreman.
Torn between Matt and his desire to be “normal," between returning to his old life and building a new one in Texas. Gil is faced with a choice—appeasing his father or becoming the man Matt knows he can be.
The Quality of Mercy
Jules Wingate hopes to start over in Mercy as the schoolmaster after a scandal sent him and his son fleeing their former home. But he discovers he’s left one bad situation for another when he encounters his former student and lover, Carlos Hernandez. No matter how Jules tries to resist, he yearns for the passionate connection they once shared… before Carlos broke his heart.
Carlos knows his foolish, immature actions hurt Jules, but he desperately wants a second chance and to show Jules he’s changed. But trust so badly broken is hard to repair. While he works to earn Jules’s forgiveness, someone else at Bent Oak Ranch has his sights set on Carlos—and he doesn’t care how many lives he has to ruin to make Carlos his and his alone.
Devin Walker inherited his family’s culinary ability in full measure, but he also has a keen desire to see the world. Working on a cruise ship seems like the ideal solution, so he accepts a job as a bartender on the luxurious Poseidon’s Pearl, hoping to work his way up to the kitchen and the job of his dreams.
Triton Lines executive Paul Bailey is quiet and unassuming, and the car accident that cost him his leg also shattered his confidence. He doesn’t think he’s attractive to other men anymore, and Devin is eager to show him just how wrong he is. Their chemistry is amazing, and their attraction seems destined to deepen into something more—but Paul has a secret that might sink their passionate affair before it ever leaves port.
All Chef Liam Walker ever wanted was to be the best, but climbing to the top of the culinary ladder in a place like New York City isn’t possible without a few slips along the way. After an attack from a restaurant critic on his culinary skills and his personal life leads to a public confrontation, Liam has to take a step back to cool down and regain his perspective.
At the Overlook Resort in North Carolina, Liam meets owner Carter Galloway, who has a passion for the hospitality business that rivals Liam’s own, and it’s not hard to see where their shared interests—and attraction—could lead. But pressure from Carter’s critical parents has left him with no interest in a fling, and Liam’s ambition and sense of duty to his mentor mean he has no intention of walking away from his career. If they want a taste of happiness together, they’ll have to find the strength and courage to break the bonds that threaten to keep them apart.