A single moment can change everything.
A university student preparing to confront the adolescent crush who betrayed him. A demon embroiled in a battle against his very nature. A soldier, mentally scarred after fighting in The Great War, torn between propriety and his heart. Though separated by time and distance, culture and reality, these young men all have one thing in common: they each stand at a crossroads in their life and face a choice that will alter the course of their future.
The twelve tales in this collection of gay romantic fiction range from sweet to erotic, contemporary to historical, paranormal to grittily realistic. Whether centred around the fear associated with coming out, the thorny issue of trust, or the struggle for survival, each story explores in its own way the courage needed to overcome personal obstacles and take a chance on love.
Reflections by Chase Potter
Stranger than Stars by J.A. Rock
Another Story by Jamie Deacon
Howl by Kelley York
A Boy Named Khwahish by Dee Aditya
Want You Bad by Lynn Michaels
Far From Texas by Eric Gober
The Right Words by Elinor Gray
Class-A by Debbie McGowan
Lockdown by Kari Jo Spear
Dream Infected by Melissa E Costa
Cheese and Pickle by Claire Davis and Al Stewart
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What Readers Say
“this is a terrific anthology. It was definitely worth taking a chance right along with all the authors and their characters. Interestingly, while I think it should appeal to most m/m readers, I think people who enjoy something outside typical genre fare will also appreciate it. That’s quite an accomplishment, and well done to all those who contributed their time and effort.” — A.M. Leibowitz
“The exciting thing about reading an Anthology is the fact that there are so many books to read and enjoy! This collection is from a dozen authors and offers a range of reads. From sincere first loves – to hot shapeshifters to swoon over.” — Kitty’s Book Spot
“Journeys of self and otherwise best describe the short tales of taking a chance on love and life in all its varieties. This read is a delectable and delicious smorgasbord of sensual tales. Each entry offers its own take on the personal conflicts the characters endure in procuring true love. This good read journals how love paints prisms of emotional colors that blur on the edges.” — Barbara Ann Cerda
Squaring my shoulders, I push open the door to Café Olé and step inside. A blanket of coffee-scented air drapes itself around me. I inhale. In this instant, my relief at being out of the cold trumps my nerve. I take advantage of the fact, heading straight for Calum’s table.
He glances up as I approach, and for the first time in four years, his eyes meet mine. Christ. Recognition judders through me. I remember those eyes, even after all this time. I’d looked into them so often, noticed how their smoky grey lightened with amusement when he laughed, observed them grow stormy with temper. Those same eyes had slid away, flat and cold, as we passed one another in the school corridors. Now, when he lifts his gaze to mine, his expression is unfamiliar, wary.