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About Christie Gordon
Christie Gordon started writing gay and MM romance books after finding Yaoi fanfiction by accident and falling in love with it. She’s always had stories in her head and always enjoyed writing, so she decided to try her hand at the genre and took up fiction writing classes at a local community college. She published her first MM romance book with eXtasy Books back in 2009. Christie follows her muses wherever they take her, writing a mixture of paranormal, historical and contemporary romances. She enjoys writing about men discovering themselves, overcoming obstacles and finding love in the process, along with a happy ending.
Christie’s day job is in the high-tech industry with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. She currently lives in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area but has also lived in the Bay Area of California and grew up in Minnesota. If she isn’t writing, she’s watching boys love dramas or creating digital artwork. She’s also a mother of two young-adult sons, whose antics keep her on her toes. Her one-eyed rescue pug is always by her side, snoring the day away.
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Josh Nelson is starting his first job out of college and finds himself attracted to his coworker, Gavin, a guy with a huge Instagram following who everyone else in the office is hitting on. Not only does Josh think office romances are a bad idea, Gavin can date anyone he wants. Why would he choose him?
Gavin Thomas is haunted by his parents’ death in a car crash in his senior year of college. Now three years later, he passes his time with gay bar hookups and hanging out with his best friend, Adam, simply because he can’t find a guy who really does it for him. All that changes the first time he sees Josh at work. Is love at first sight really a thing? Gavin thinks it might be.
Gavin turns on the charm to get Josh to notice him, but Josh is a tough nut to crack. When they’re sent to Austin for work together and Josh’s hotel reservations fall through, Gavin persuades Josh to room with him. During the week together, Gavin starts to break down Josh’s walls and Josh finds Gavin alluring in a way he’d never imagined. When they return home and Gavin’s worst nightmare comes true, will Josh be the one to pick up the pieces ?
Catching His Eye is a coworkers to lovers, close proximity romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a no-nonsense science nerd and a charismatic, passionate man with a creative sense of style. This is book three in the Mesa Boys series. Each book features a different couple and can be read as a standalone.
Shane Campbell fell in love with Carter, the boy next door, the boy he protected from an abusive father, but after his mother divorces and moves them to New Mexico, Shane decides in order to move on with his life, he must ghost Carter. When he finishes college, Shane finds himself back in Arizona, working as a graphic artist and web designer. What he doesn’t expect, is to find Carter clear on the other side of town, sitting in a bar with openly gay men.
Carter Davis struggles with his attraction to men after hearing prejudiced slurs thrown by his father all his life. He’s been told by the bartender at the local hangout that there’s a man who wants to meet him. What he doesn’t expect is that the man is Shane, his old best friend, the one who moved away and never spoke to him again.
Shane makes it clear this time around his intentions are more than friendly and seeing Shane again brings Carter’s repressed feelings to the surface. As they navigate through Carter’s need to take their new relationship at a slower pace, Shane’s ex-boyfriend shows dangerous stalker behavior. Meanwhile, Carter’s mother is in danger from his father and Carter needs Shane’s help. With two men threatening them, how do they sail across dangerous waters together?
Catching His Heart is a friends to lovers, second chance romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a soft-hearted, artsy man and a tough skater with father issues and a need to protect. This is book two in the Mesa Boys series. Each book features a different couple and can be read as a standalone.
Jaime Hadler was raised by two moms, who gave him the confidence he needed to be whoever he wants and to do what he loves. After working hard to build a successful motorcycle repair business, he’s finally ready to let go a little, hit the skate park more, and find a special someone to share his life with.
Kaiden Visser is merely surviving after enduring a painful miscarriage that destroyed his relationship with his girlfriend. It’s in his nature to make sure the people around him are taken care of, even if it means putting his own best interests aside. This fact coupled with the intense feelings he gets for men, makes him swear off any potential gay relationships.
When Kaiden walks into Jaime’s shop needing a mod for a new motorcycle, Jaime is excited to meet him. But when the repair goes less than stellar, Kaiden and Jaime get into a heated argument, one that continues under the influence of alcohol at the local quirky bar and ends explosively in a bathroom encounter. Jaime’s sure he’ll never see Kaiden again, but neither of them can get the encounter or their powerful chemistry out of their minds. As the encounters pile up each time they meet, they finally admit the inevitable and try starting something. But Kaiden’s not out and his ex-girlfriend has other plans. How do Jaime and Kaiden navigate the pitfalls of their budding relationship?
Catching His Fire is an enemies to lovers, hurt/comfort romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a light-hearted skater, motorcycles, and a serious man who needs someone to show him how to live again. This is book four in the Mesa Boys series. Each book features a different couple.
Trigger Warnings: This book deals with the grief surrounding miscarriage and the death of a parent.
Max Thompson has a few problems. He’s spending too much time at the skatepark watching a mysterious, unattainable young man he refers to as skater boy. Meanwhile, his college fund is running dry in his senior year at Arizona State University and it’s time to find a roommate to help with expenses. Hopefully one that’s not too weird this time. He’s spent his college years staying away from love to focus on school, but he can’t get skater boy out of his head.
Tanner Donahue is a hardworking assistant manager at a grocery store, who likes to skateboard and play guitar in a cover band in his spare time. But Tanner has his own problems. The first being the fact that he hooked up with and fell for his roommate and coworker, who has decided a relationship with a guy is not what he wants. It’s time for Tanner to find a new place to live and learn from his mistake.
When Tanner shows up on Max’s doorstep with his guinea pig, Stan, hoping to rent the room Max has available, Max jumps at the chance. Max soon realizes he’s going to have to walk a fine line if he’s going to make Tanner his own while living together. It doesn’t help that Tanner’s old roommate wants him back, and Tanner’s family situation is complicated at best. As truths are revealed and problems pile up, can Max and Tanner navigate what’s thrown at them to come out together?
Catching His Fall is a roommates to lovers, opposites attract romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a determined college student and a bad boy skater with a heart of gold who only wants to please. This is book one in the Mesa Boys series. Each book features a different couple and can be read as a standalone.
Trigger Warning: This book deals with issues surrounding parental abandonment.
Dana sees a challenge in Nate. Nate sees a safe place to call home in Dana.
Dana Summers likes his current life. He grew up in poverty after his mother died and his father became disabled. He’s finally become the bakery manager at the local grocery store, and he’s gotten over a relationship that nearly wrecked him a few years back with a man who gaslighted him until he wasn’t even himself anymore. Hanging out with his friends at the local skatepark is just icing on the proverbial cake, one he’s poured his heart and soul into.
Nate Walker should be living the dream after winning a small fortune in the lottery. But when his family and friends abuse the situation and scam him, he runs. While travelling the world to lick his wounds and find himself, he experiences a bi awakening in Thailand. He ends up in Mesa, Arizona with this newfound acceptance of himself, and eating a sandwich outside the bakery counter where Dana works.
Dana recognizes the hurt and loneliness in Nate right away and comes to Nate’s rescue when the manager tries to kick him out for being a vagrant. He tempts Nate with the delicious treats he bakes and in the process, the two find a mutual attraction. But Nate’s reluctant to disclose too much about himself, fearing the money could change everything, and Dana is weary of another man who might gaslight him. How can Nate find a way to trust Dana with his biggest secret and find a safe place to call home?
Catching His Name is a secret millionaire, hurt/comfort romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a kind-hearted skater with a motorcycle and a passion for baking, and a hot mess of a man who’s in the process of reinventing himself. This is book four in the Mesa Boys series. Each book features a different couple and can be read as a standalone.
Trigger Warning: This book deals with a parent in recovery and one who has died.
Kai is pathetic. Conner is perfect. Things aren’t always what they seem.
Kai Nez is pathetic. At least that’s what his mother tells him after blaming him for his father’s death from a diabetic coma. He’s the poor part native, part white gay guy the bullies picked on in their small-town high school, on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. The crush he has on the football quarterback—homecoming king Conner Mitchell—will always be that, a crush. And he’s fine with it. Until Conner corners Kai at his graduation party and gives Kai something to fantasize about, then disappears. Years later, Kai is bar tending at a local restaurant. He’s happy where he’s at and he’s good at his job. Then Conner Mitchell shows up at the restaurant and bulldozes back into Kai’s life. At the same time, weird things start happening in the duplex he shares with his best friend. Haunted house things.
Conner Mitchell lives the good life, born into wealth, perfect student, perfect athlete and dating the perfect girl. But perfection is over-rated and short lived. After college and landing a lucrative job as a pharmaceutical rep, he breaks up with his girlfriend, moves back to the small town he grew up in, and finds Kai again. The brief moment they shared at his graduation party has always haunted him. And now Kai is dealing with a different kind of haunting and needs his help.
Kai is skeptical and fearful of both ghosts and Conner’s intentions. Conner isn’t going to let this chance pass him by. It’s time to show Kai who he really is and prove to Kai he’s not pathetic. He’s perfect.
Luke lost the ability to trust. Jax questions his sexuality. Both crave love.
Luke Anderson has decided that relationships are not his thing after finding his boyfriend engaging in a sex act with another man on New Year’s Eve. Since then, he only allows sexual gratification from trivial gay bar hook-ups with no strings attached. Even kissing is out of the equation. Now that he has graduated from Arizona State University and is starting a new job in a Tempe, Arizona high-tech company, he’s open to fresh starts.
Jax Meyer’s intense fascination with Luke started when they had class together. His attraction to men has always confused him and kept him in sometimes toxic relationships with women. His current relationship is no different. When he realizes that he’s now working with Luke, he decides to test the waters.
Jax has Luke’s full attention from the moment they see each other in the lobby on their first day at work. The attraction is palpable. When Jax dominates Luke’s time with flirtatious comments and suggestive touching, Luke questions Jax’s motives, especially since he has a girlfriend. Jax makes his intentions known and dives headfirst into being the perfect boyfriend for Luke. But Jax’s girlfriend’s refusal to sever their ties tests Luke’s faith in Jax and could destroy everything.Themes: Bi-Awakening, Coming Out, First Times, Hurt/Comfort Triggers: Clerical Abuse, Absent Parent
This is a re-release of a previously published title of the same name. This new edition has been extensively revised into a dual point of view story (and more).
It’s 1920 in Ireland and Shannon Sullivan finds himself in love with his best friend, Ciaran. But after a disastrous affair with a teacher that led to him being abused by the town priest, shunned by the townspeople, and abandoned by the man who’d started it all, he’s loath to let himself act on his feelings for Ciaran.
Ciaran O’Kelly only sees the good in others, including his best friend, Shannon. He doesn’t understand why everyone treats him so poorly and why Shannon feels the need to lash out or hide himself. After Ciaran’s mother suddenly dies, Shannon is the one who brings him comfort.
After the death of Ciaran’s mother, Ciaran’s father sends the boys on a journey to Dublin to bring an heirloom to Ciaran’s aunt. With the Irish war of independence in full swing, train travel is disrupted and the two must travel by horse and cart. On the journey, a drunken night in an inn starts another journey, one of discovery, awakening and peril. Can Ciaran and Shannon escape clashes with the British army, while keeping their newfound love a secret?
Trigger Warning: Because of the time and place in which this book takes place, there is quite a bit of prejudice.
When Chase Rossi steps onto the tennis court for the first time in his senior year at college, he thinks his position at first singles is secure. Then River Adams shows up, with his boisterous attitude, bad-boy good looks and a quest to unseat him. Though Chase considers River an enemy, he can’t ignore a growing attraction to him.
River Adams has to make an abrupt change in his tennis career after his mother is diagnosed with cancer. Now the coach is pitting him against Chase, the hottest guy he’s ever seen, and the best part? The easy way he gets under Chase’s skin and rips him apart, on and off the court, in more ways than one.
As tempers flare and secrets are revealed, the two find their opposite personalities might be a perfect match. Chase is attracted to all the things he should hate about River—his ridiculous antics, his carefree attitude, and his competitive nature—and he knows falling for River could be the thing that does him in. River doesn’t think twice about jumping in with Chase. He knows Chase is a man who could become his rock if he plays his cards right, just when he needs one. As they realize they compliment each other in every way, can they both figure out how to give their hearts fully and find the love they deserve?
Tropes in this book include: Enemies to lovers, opposites attract, sweet and steamy first times and coming out.
Trigger Warning: This book contains interactions with a drug-addicted, absent parent and another who is dying from cancer.
Ash is a rock star. Micah is a broken man. Neither one wants to be alone.
Ash Oakley has spent his life making music and doing what it takes to reach the top, along with his best friend (with benefits) Wells by his side. After a year of touring and opening in stadiums for rock legends across the globe, he needs down time and rents an apartment in a beach town outside of foggy San Francisco. He decides to take up surfing. His first time out, he discovers a rude, but mysterious man on the beach who captivates him in a way he didn’t expect. The man is clearly grief stricken, something Ash knows a lot about after losing his guitar-playing brother to a drug overdose.
Micah Knowles left his friends, his family, and his high-tech job to sit on the beach, day after day, struggling to heal from a devastating event he can’t even speak of out loud. He doesn’t deserve friendship and certainly doesn’t deserve love, not after what he did.
When their worlds collide, Ash must uncover the truth about the man he’s falling for and decide if he can handle it. Micah must face his demons to heal and let Ash in. But after all that, Ash’s very public world and lifestyle might be the thing that tears them apart
Troy lives to be a teacher. Jessie knows teachers can’t be gay. These facts could rip them apart.
It’s the summer of 1978. Troy Larson is only one university-year away from living his dream as an elementary school teacher. In the meantime, he’s heading to his family’s annual month-long vacation at a Northern Minnesota lake resort. He’s looking forward to time with his best friend, Jessie, and finding out what has happened to him. This year was odd. They hardly spoke on the phone, and Jessie didn’t come home for the usual breaks. When they meet, it’s clear something’s off with Jessie. One day in, Troy secretly stumbles upon Jessie in an illicit act with another man. The incident triggers questions about Jessie’s sexuality and confusion about his own.
Jessie Smith is set to take over his father’s Minneapolis foundry when he graduates from a New York university next year. But the time in New York has taught him how to accept his sexuality, and his newfound freedom is not something he’s willing to give up. As the families meet for their vacation, it’s clear that Jessie is different. After the first day, Jessie sees an abrupt change in Troy, and it’s baffling. The changes in Troy cause a lifetime of repressed feelings to surface in him.
Troy’s pursuit of the truth brings him closer to Jessie than he ever thought he would want to be. He struggles to understand what’s going on between them and how his best friend is turning into more, way more. With the gay rights movement facing legal challenges from Save our Children, can Troy convince Jessie he’s willing to fight alongside him and face any consequences together?
caught in a mental prison of his own making. Sexually repressed and
emotionally abused by an oppressive mother, his preference for men leads
him into sexual addiction. Then a new roommate appears in his dorm -
Collin, a stunning psychology major from class he's fantasized about
since the start of the school year, a young man Tristan's fallen in love
with from afar. Collin uses his charm and knowledge of psychology to
pull Tristan out of his self-destructive existence and into a tumultuous
affair. But Collin has a secret, a secret that could potentially
further damage Tristan and send him plummeting farther into isolation
and desperation than he's ever been before. Will Collin's secret emerge?
And will Tristan move forward and find the love he's always craved or
will he fall headlong back into addiction and lose everything he's
worked so hard for?