His Hero [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Simone Anderson & Devon Rhodes & Em Woods
eBook Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
eBook Description: 'Uniform Desires' by Simone Anderson Patience and training have provided him with the tools he'll need to fight for what he wants. Home on leave, Cade Donovan isn't looking for a hook-up, let alone love. Certainly not while he is out with his brothers. When Cade steps in to even the odds in a fight outside a bar, he is instantly drawn to the man being ganged up on. Acting on instinct, the Marine Corps sniper is drawn to the smaller man like a moth to a flame, refusing to give up until the man is his. Being the younger brother of the school bully has made Jason Carlson's life hell. During yet another retaliatory fight, a man comes to Jason's aid just when he thinks his life and his luck have gone from bad to worse. Warned to stay away from his home, Jason accepts the invitation of his rescuer and soon realises that his life has been forever altered. He can have everything he desires, if he's willing trust Cade with his heart. When the reality of loving a man in uniform sets in, Jason must find the strength within himself to believe and know that love is worth fighting for. 'A Ring and A Promise' by Devon Rhodes Careers in military service are never easy on relationships--even less so when both lovers are in different branches...and both are men. Naval Academy graduation now under their belts, Cary Barrientos knows the reality of the upcoming separation from his roommate of the past four years. Owen is more to him than just his best friend--he is the one person Cary can see spending his life with. Owen Marsh knew that when he became Cary's lover, the day would come when he would have to walk away. Now that day has come, and he's having a hard time convincing himself that it's just sex between them. Even with DADT repealed, there is no way a Marine and a Navy flier can be together. He's just being realistic not expecting more. When Cary switches their Academy rings, hoping Owen won't notice, he makes a vow--he will do whatever he has to do, including believing enough for the both of them, to make their unlikely relationship stand the test of time. But when his Marine is called up for duty overseas, can a piece of jewellery and a promise be enough to get them through? 'Only Sam' by Em Woods When a restaurant goes up in flames, will a spark of love rise from the ashes for a chef and his hero? When chef Dylan Brookes finds his restaurant engulfed in flames, all he can do is watch his dreams turn to ashes. Shock, hurt and disbelief leave Dylan vulnerable to both the man who wants to love him...and the one who wants to kill him. Fire fighter Sam Carter has been frequenting the same small restaurant for a year, trying to work up the nerve to ask the chef out on a date. When Dylan's Omni burns to the ground from foul play, Sam steps in to help. Now the question is...will his efforts be too late? 'Zane's Inferno' by Sara York Zane's Inferno--when burning, hot lust ignites into raging love. After being trapped in a fire, Zane Wilson is shocked by the heat directed his way by Nick Dubois, the fire department's top paramedic. Nick comes on to Zane, kissing him in the bunkroom and surprising the hell out of him. The next day, Nick shows up at Zane's house and the fireworks really begin. The sex is rough and hot, not at all like anything Zane has had before. Their relationship began because of a fire then almost ends because of one. When Zane is trapped in a forest fire and almost killed, Nick moves in and doesn't leave his side. But a jealous ex is setting up Nick...and gunning for Zane. Will they survive the firestorm created by their relationship, or succumb to the flames? 'In the Name of the Law' by Sue Holston Baltimore police detective Mitch Dawson is in love with his partner, Ivan Stanislav, but will fate intervene before Mitch can reveal the truth? Mitchell Dawson is a detective with the Baltimore Police Department's Vice unit. He's hard-working, dedicated...and carrying around one big secret--he's in love with his very straight, engaged-to-be-married partner, Ivan Stanislav. Then Ivan's fiancée dumps him and too much alcohol leads to Mitch and Ivan sleeping together. The next morning, Mitch figures their friendship and partnership is over, but surprisingly Ivan doesn't bring up their encounter. On the outside, life continues on for the duo. However that night changed everything for Mitch. When Ivan is shot and nearly dies, Mitch realises he has a choice--keep quiet and eventually watch Ivan fall in love and marry someone else, or tell Ivan the truth and reveal he's been in love with his partner for years, hoping the other man might feel the same. Will Mitch risk it all for love? 'Wings of Fire' by Kit Sands Angelico is Jamie's idea of a perfect man, but can he avoid the hateful actions of a deranged bigot long enough to have his dreams come true? Jamieson Peele moves to Austin, Texas, on the heels of a failed long-term relationship. Starting over isn't easy--even less so once Jamie becomes the target of a hate crime. When he finally finds the man of his dreams, Jamie is willing to risk it all for a chance at love with the big Italian. Fire fighter Salvatore Angelico's life will never be the same after he pulls Jamie from the burning wreckage of a car accident. Angelico must decide to tear down his defences and have faith in love again. Together, they must face old demons and new dangers if they hope to fly on wings of fire.
eBook Publisher: Total-e-bound, Published: 2012
Fictionwise Release Date: April 2012
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The plea--barely a whisper next to the loud music pouring from the Driftwood Bar and Grille followed by a thud and the faint ding of metal--caught Cade Donovan's attention. Senses flaring, he listened again, weighing his options. The soft sound repeated itself--a body connecting painfully with a vehicle of some kind. His gut clenched and he turned to his brothers.
"Go on ahead, I'll be right in."
"Cade, where are you going?" his older brother Riley asked.
"Just something I want to check out."
"We'll go with you," his younger brother Christian said, nodding to his twin Riordan.
Cade smiled and shook his head. "Pretty sure I can take care of myself."
It was rare for all of them to be home at the same time, but they'd managed it--everyone meeting at Parris Island for their sister Cheyenne's graduation from Marine Corps boot camp three days ago. They had another two weeks before they all needed to be back to their respective bases. Earlier in the night, his sisters had gone to the movies, while their parents had gone to a couples-only party.
"Let us know if you need us to come rescue your ass." Riordan laughed.
Cade nodded as his brothers headed into the bar. Aware of his surroundings, he made his way around the side of the building. Knowing the music would cover the sound of his boots on the pavement, he kept to the shadows as he scanned the area. At the far end of the parking lot, four men stood on the other side of a brown 1990 Cadillac Seville, kicking and shouting at an unseen person. He made his way along the side of the building and his heart dropped as his intuition was confirmed. Pulling out his cell phone, he sent a quick message to his brothers.
"Four on one. End of lot."
Cade took a deep breath and hit send. Riley was with the SWAT team in the nearby city of Kalamazoo. Christian and Riordan were both Air Force Combat Controllers. It made sense to let them know and get their help, especially if any of the four men had weapons, but he had no intention of waiting for his brothers to show.
"Is there a problem?" Cade asked, striding over to the group then crossing his arms over his chest as he stopped.
"None of your concern, Marine," said a man with dark hair and the beginnings of a beer belly that his faded University of Michigan T-shirt failed to hide.
"Please help me," the boy on the ground sobbed out. "I didn't do anything."
"You're breathing, Carlson, that's enough," a second dark-haired man sneered.
The four men looked to be around his age and seemed vaguely familiar but Cade couldn't place them. They'd called the boy Carlson. As far as he knew, there was only one family of Carlsons--the family of the school bully, Scott Carlson. Scott had been in his class, so that made the guy his younger brother or possibly a cousin.
"Leave him alone." Cade stepped closer. Regardless of his relationship to Scott Carlson, four on one wasn't remotely fair in these circumstances.
"Nobody asked you," the first man said. "It's none of your business."
"Yeah, but see--four on one isn't fair, unless the one is a Marine. What did he do besides breathing that warrants all four of you beating the shit out of him?"
"His brother made our lives hell growing up," a third man replied.
"Pretty sure Scott Carlson made everybody's life a living hell. That doesn't mean you take it out on his brother. That could be suicidal," Cade reasoned as the kid tried to pick himself up.
"Doubt it. Saw him using his brother as a punching bag a couple of weeks ago. Makes him fair game," the second man said.
"Bullshit! Why don't you grow a pair of balls and face Scott himself?" Cade exclaimed. "Stop taking it out on someone smaller than you. That makes you just as bad as Scott."
Movement caught his attention. Cade turned and blocked the punch, before countering with one of his own, knocking the man to the ground. He waited as the remaining three men stalked towards him. Turning slightly, he stepped forward with one foot and punched the solar plexus and the gut of the closest man. Shifting his weight and pivoting, he kicked a third man in the head, knocking him to the ground, before focusing his attention on the remaining man. The man had been silent during the whole exchange.
Cade returned to the modified fighting stance he preferred and waited for the last man to move. He stared into the other man's eyes until he looked away and kicked out at him. Cade caught the heel of the man's cowboy boot and lifted with all his strength, sending his opponent sprawling on to his back.
Ignoring the four men, he stepped into the circle of bodies and grabbed the kid's hand. He spun around, pushing the kid behind him as the sound of footsteps approached.
"What the fuck?" Riley asked, dialling his cell phone.
Cade relaxed, stepped to the side and guided Carlson towards his brothers, positioning himself between him and his attackers.
"You were supposed to wait for us," Riordan whined.