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About Charity Parkerson
*Eight-time Readers' Favorite Award Winner
*2015 Passionate Plume Award Finalist
*2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner
*2012 ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
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Zep knows what he wants, and he’s positive it isn’t Frost. Frost has everything Zep needs.
For years, Zep has been working toward the future he envisions. He wants a husband and kids. Zep knows his worth and isn’t willing to settle for less. While Frost is definitely a beauty, Frost is also a liar. He’ll never want the life that Zep pictures for himself.
As a former hockey player turned gym owner, Frost is financially settled. He has been known to mislead men occasionally to keep things impersonal, but he has his reasons. Frost also never messes with anyone he could hurt. He never expected to meet Zep.
When Frost’s secrets are exposed, Zep sees the man in a whole new light. Unfortunately, as much as they want each other, they can’t seem to stay on the same page. Hopefully, they’ll figure out a way to meet in the middle. Otherwise, they’ll miss their shot at real love.
There’s a difference between luck and fortune, these men have neither.
Lucky is easily the unluckiest person on the planet. Most people might say he has bad taste, but really, it’s misfortune. He tries to meet nice guys. Unfortunately, he always ends up with the worst people imaginable. The only good guy Lucky knows looks wretched on paper. He owns a biker bar and runs with the roughest crowd. Lucky can’t stay away.
If Damon knows two things, it’s where to buy the best liquor and that Lucky is trouble. For whatever reason, Damon can’t stop pulling Lucky from every fire, and Lucky starts a lot of unnecessary blazes. There’s just something about him, though. Damon can’t tell him no.
When Lucky pits his blind determination against Damon’s bitterness, it becomes a race to see which of them can fail the fastest. After all, there isn’t an ounce of self-preservation between them. Some people are simply unfixable.
Two people from opposite sides of the tracks. A love they can’t shake. They are a mistake neither of them can stop making.
As a teenager, Dawson was fostered by Milo’s family. While everyone had been trying to force them to be brothers, they had been falling in love. That love cost Dawson everything. Now, even though he knows he has to forget Milo, he doesn’t know how. Not that it matters. They can never be together again. Dawson has to leave him behind.
Once upon a time, Milo ruined Dawson’s life. At the time, he had big plans to make everything right. Unfortunately, Dawson never gave him a chance to try. Now, they spend all their time dancing around each other and making each other miserable. It’s a situation Milo no longer knows how to fix.
Then fate shows Milo an opening. He has to take it no matter the cost. All Milo can do is hope Dawson doesn’t end up hating him even more than he already does. Everything rides on this last-ditch effort to win Dawson for good. Otherwise, they’ll both lose.
Two men opposite in every way. One unforgettable night. No good can come of this.
Everyone knows Xavier’s name, face, and body. Not only is he considered one of the world’s most beautiful men, he hosts a popular cooking show in the buff. He’s flawless... on the outside. Inside, Xavier is jaded and spoiled. He’s used to having his way with whoever he chooses. No one has ever told him no. That’s why he was beyond sick of everything before Dean came along. Dean isn’t like anyone else. He ignores Xavier unless Xavier forces Dean to look his way. Xavier is intrigued. He can’t stay away. It’s too bad Dean keeps running from him.
Dean isn’t anything like Xavier. He works a normal job, looks like a normal person, and gets shot down more often than not. It’s not that he doesn’t realize Xavier is completely flawless. In fact, he has a hard time not staring at Xavier all the time like a lunatic. The thing is, Dean isn’t interested in getting crushed by some guy way out of his league. It’s obvious Xavier is only looking for a distraction. It’s laughable to think they could end up together. Until they spend one magical night together, that is.
After a single night in heaven, Dean runs for the hills, leaving Xavier baffled. Now, Xavier has to do something he’s never done before. He has to do the chasing if he hopes to win Dean. If not, he’ll lose the only person who has ever made him feel any spark for life. Luckily, losing isn’t a word Xavier knows.
A single night of powerful connection collides with a cruel twist of fate. No matter the outcome, Sergio and Tobin are meant to be.
Sergio went from the streets to being one of the highest-paid soccer players in the world. For the most part, he has tried to stay humble. The change in his circumstances doesn’t mean his life is easy now. He meets a lot of users and has a hard time saying no. Tobin is the first person he’s met since hitting it big who doesn’t want a thing from him. Yet Tobin needs him more than Sergio could possibly know.
Tobin has no clue Sergio is famous. In a moment of living life to the fullest while he can, Tobin takes Sergio home for the night. While it is the greatest night of his life, he has no plans to repeat the experience. Everything recently changed for him and Tobin is in no place to start a relationship. He must accept Sergio as the temporary gift he is, except he doesn’t take into account Sergio’s determination.
Sergio isn’t the type to be pushed aside. Tobin is in his sights now. Unlike everyone else, Tobin deserves Sergio’s help and he’s not taking no for an answer. All he can do now is hope that life doesn’t steal Tobin before Sergio can save him.
A well-known actor meets an everyday cop. What could go wrong? Everything.
When Valor met his celebrity crush, Reid King, he never expected Reid would show any interest in him. While Valor isn’t lacking in confidence, Reid is considerably younger than him and could have anyone. It makes no sense for a man like Reid to want a middle-aged cop. Unless he needs someone to save him.
In reality, Reid is everything one would expect a star to be. He’s arrogant, self-absorbed, and used to having his way. When he met Valor, Reid knew he could have the man with little to no effort. He wasn’t wrong. Reid just didn’t expect he would need Valor as much as he does.
With Reid’s past exposed for public fodder, Reid is struggling with a new sense of self. As much as he wants to be with Valor, he questions his every life decision now and can’t stop ruining everything. He worries he won’t ever be whole again. All he needs is a man in blue to rescue him. If Reid will let him, that is. It’s also possible he’s not the only one who needs saving.
Roman is tired of games. Brett is certain they are playing. One of them is in for a huge surprise.
From the first moment Brett met Roman, he had the man’s number. Roman is beautiful, flirtatious, and completely incapable of being loyal to anyone but himself. Everything about Roman is an act. Under normal circumstances, Brett would find a way to make money from Roman’s natural ability to charm anyone. This one time, he won’t, because there’s just something about Roman that gets under his skin. Brett can’t explain it. He simply knows Roman is trouble. Brett can’t let himself fall for the game.
Roman wants Brett. That’s the truth of things. Since the first time he set eyes on the eccentric ball of energy, Roman has pulled out every weapon in his arsenal to try to win him. Brett isn’t into him at all. That’s a first for Roman. He can’t stop coming back for more of Brett’s special brand of rejection. It’s too sexy to resist.
When Brett invites Roman to be his date for a wedding, Roman knows the invitation is too good to be true. He just can’t figure out Brett’s new angle. That doesn’t mean he intends to miss his chance to get shot down again. After all, he might finally win. Little does Roman know, Brett needs him way more than he could have dreamed, and they’ll both be less if he can’t win.
Life didn’t turn out quite like Caine hoped. He wouldn’t change a thing.
Through four years of high school, Caine secretly dated his best friend Mitchell. Their secret died a sudden death when Mitchell disappeared one night along with Caine’s sister, Sam. The pair moved away and married, cutting everyone from their lives. Caine was left behind, floundering and brokenhearted from the betrayal.
Three years have passed, and Mitchell and Sam are set to make their first holiday visit since they left town. A lot has changed since the pair last saw Caine. As much as Caine would like to skip seeing them, Sam is his only family and he doesn’t want to permanently lose their connection. It’s bound to be one heck of a holly folly Christmas with his ex. Especially once Mitchell finds out Caine’s secret.
A famous drummer. A homeless teen. It’s hard to tell which one is the savior.
When Jessie Thunder, a famous drummer, learns a homeless person has been sneaking into his home, Jessie decides to help him out. The eighteen-year-old “boy” is too old to go in the system, and Jessie can’t stand the thought of anyone going hungry. He also hopes rescuing Theo will ease his soul. Otherwise, there’s nothing redeeming left of him.
Even though Theo doesn’t trust Jessie’s help, he doesn’t have anywhere else to go. At first, Jessie’s attention feels like heaven. He’s never had anyone care about him, especially someone as amazing as Jessie. Everything seems perfect. That is, until Theo realizes Jessie’s beauty is only a mask. Inside, Jessie is poison and Theo has to get out before he finds himself in worse shape than when he lived on the street.
With Theo gone and no one to save him, Jessie has to make a choice. He can either rescue himself or drown in the toxic waste his life has become. Only one of those roads leads back to Theo.
Beautifully Toxic is the first book in bestselling author Charity Parkerson’s series, Candied Crush, where the men are like candy—rich, irresistible, and bad for your health.
Two men secretly in love. Neither one wants to make a move. It’s about to explode in everyone’s faces.
Declan has always secretly been in love with Ezra, but it’s always been a hopeless love. With Declan working for Ezra’s brother, he’s not free to show his heart. That hasn’t stopped Declan from watching and dreaming about Ezra. Some might even say Declan stalks Ezra on occasion. He can’t help it. Ezra is beautiful and sweet. He makes Declan crave everything. But Ezra’s brother saved Declan from a horrible life once. Declan can’t repay Jessie’s kindness by messing with his little brother.
Loving Declan killed Ezra’s heart years ago. Declan is amazing and Ezra can’t stay away even though Declan never does anything except hurt him. Each time Ezra thinks they might be close to crossing some invisible line that keeps them apart, Declan shoves Ezra away and sleeps with other people. The pain is something Ezra can’t tolerate any longer. His last attempt to win Declan finally pushed him too far. He’s done with Declan. Possibly, he’s done with everything.
When Ezra’s health starts backsliding, Declan must choose. He can stay loyal to the friend who rescued him or save the man he loves. Either way, Declan looks destined to lose someone. Unless love wins the day, that is.
Johnny sees himself as straight. Wrecker disagrees. Their friendship is about to get an upgrade.
When Johnny moved to L.A. to start a singing career, he never expected to end up working instead as security for one of the world’s most renowned musicians. It’s not so bad. After all, his job led to him meeting his best friend, Wrecker. That’s one relationship he wouldn’t trade for the world. Johnny just wished he didn’t feel quite so strongly about Wrecker, since things are getting awkward.
Wrecker has always wanted Johnny. From the first moment they met, Wrecker has done a horrible job of hiding his interest. He recognizes that he flirts too much, holds eye contact a little too long, and steals touches. The thing is that Johnny lets it go on. Wrecker has a feeling he knows exactly why, and that’s why he can’t stop.
When an emergency sends Johnny back home to his family, Wrecker tags along for support. Their already perplexing relationship takes a turn when Johnny’s family gets the wrong idea. Unfortunately, it’s not a move in the direction Wrecker wants. Now Wrecker must choose a path. He can accept Johnny’s friendship will never be more or take a chance that Johnny feels the same. Either way, he must choose fast, because Johnny is the type to disappear when things get too hot, and they have been an inferno for way too long.