"A brilliant, powerful elegy from a living brother to a lost one, yet pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life." --Marlon James
"Highly recommend Brother by David Chariandy--concise and intense, elegiac short novel of devastation and hope." --Joyce Carol Oates, via Twitter
WINNER--Toronto Book Award
WINNER--Rogers' Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
WINNER--Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction
Esquire Best Books of the Year
Kirkus Best Books of the Year
Guardian Best Books of the Year
New York Public Library Best Books of the Year
Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalist
PEN Open Book Awards Longlist
Orwell Prize for Political Fiction Longlist
The Believer Book Awards Longlist
“Every sentence feels like a polished stone.” -Entertainment Weekly
“Elegiac and incendiary” -Boston Globe
“A dwarf star of mourning and regret” -Wall Street Journal
“Elegant, vital, indubitably dope” -Guardian
“An important, vital and groundbreaking book” -Medium
“An absolutely mammoth literary talent” -KIESE LAYMON
“Riveting, composed, charged with feeling” -MADELEINE THIEN
In luminous, incisive prose, a startling new literary talent explores masculinity, race, and sexuality against a backdrop of simmering violence during the summer of 1991.
One sweltering summer in the Park, a housing complex outside of Toronto, Michael and Francis are coming of age and learning to stomach the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry. While their Trinidadian single mother works double, sometimes triple shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home, Francis helps the days pass by inventing games and challenges, bringing Michael to his crew's barbershop hangout, and leading escapes into the cool air of the Rouge Valley, a scar of green wilderness where they are free to imagine better lives for themselves.
Propelled by the beats and styles of hip hop, Francis dreams of a future in music. Michael's dreams are of Aisha, the smartest girl in their high school whose own eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But the bright hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic shooting, and the police crackdown and suffocating suspicion that follow.
Honest and insightful in its portrayal of kinship, community, and lives cut short, David Chariandy's Brother is an emotional tour de force that marks the arrival of a stunning new literary voice.
Dare, heir to the White Falls pack, has given up on finding his mate after six years of travelling the US and Europe.Evan is an omega without a pack, and no intention of ever joining one again.When Evan's best friend Cole, who happens to be Dare's younger brother, gets married, the two meet for the first time, and sparks fly. Neither can see what fate has brought them, but fate has a way of forcing her hand...
Alessia Cavalii is a rising star in the competitive international wine scene, and one of only twenty-six female master sommeliers in the world. Her home is a renovated winery on the windswept coast of Italy, she has a career she loves, and she is finally free of a toxic relationship. But Alessia is hiding a dangerous secret— one that could, in a second, shatter the life she’s built.
Parker Haven is a captain in the U.S. Army and stationed at the NATO military camp near Salerno. An investigator with the Military Police, she’s pulled in to help solve a string of murders in the city and finds herself inexplicably drawn into Alessia’s world. As the intrigue surrounding the case—and the alluring Alessia—spins more and more out of control, Parker realizes she may have to choose between her military career and the woman she’s falling for.
Do we ever truly know the people we love?
Four women. One building. A million complications.
High Rise is a series of lesbian erotic romance novellas focusing on four women who live in The Ivy, the sexiest building in Hong Kong.
There’s Alex, a local gym instructor with a broken heart. Her room mate Nat, a celebrated American writer who moved to Hong Kong for love. Their upstairs neighbour Maddie, a workaholic investment banker. And the penthouse inhabitant, Isabella, a psychiatrist who’s lived in the city for fifteen years.
Romances develop and untangle as these four women get to know each other better.
This collection includes:Novella 1: Fool for LoveNovella 2: Undisclosed DesiresNovella 3: No Ordinary LoveNovella 4: Close Enough
Warning: this title includes countless hot and graphic f/f sex scenes and may make you blush (amongst other things).
Fin has a secret; one that can not be shared.
He has an undying love for fire. He craves the heat and only feels at peace when he's engulfed in flames. His skin never blisters or shows the slightest sign of discomfort when he sneaks off into the woods to feed his addiction.
It's only when the cold sets in that he feel an aching pain in his chest. Fin can't let anyone find out. Others, who were different like himself, have been burned alive when they were discovered.
A small part of him wants them to, just so he can know what it's like to be surrounded by fire.
The Complete Rip Cord Trilogy:
Gil Davis hated high school. Ever the geek, he has no intentions of attending his 10th year class reunion. The last thing he wants is to relive the taunting and teasing he received during his teenage years. However, there is one thing he misses from high school: the star Varsity football player. The one he had a crush on from the first day he laid eyes on him. But the last thing he expects is the now pro football player to come back to their home town to attend a lame high school reunion. Known as the Bad Boy of the NFL, Ripley "Rip" Cord, not only shows up, but shows up without a date and an eye for Gil.
Geek Gil Davis hasn't heard a word from NFL player, Rip Cord, since hooking up at their class reunion. Then Rip calls him unexpectedly, he's taking Gil to his cabin for a weekend of exploration.
The Ever After:
When Rip Cord is kicked out of the NFL, he shows up unexpectedly at Gil Davis' front door. With his career over, Rip's finally ready for a future with Gil, if Gil's willing to give him another chance.
NOTE: The Rip Cord trilogy was previously published as three separate novellas. It has now been combined into one edition. This is a gay second chance romance with a guaranteed HEA.
Curating a Billionaire
Amos and Nick have been rival businessmen in foreign trade for years, stopping at no costs to attempt to thwart the other's success. Recently the market has been pushing art around the world, and when both fall for the same small-town curator, it is obvious that their feud has come to a head.
Carly has no idea what she's getting into when two of the richest men in the country stop by in the same week to place offers on the same piece of priceless art. Having just come out of a serious and mildly abusive relationship, Carly sees the opportunity to toy with these rich men and at first takes no shame in her beyond-flirtatious behavior with them. However, when both men return claiming to want more than the art, she realizes that she signed up for more than she bargained.
Three of a Kind Desires
Sexy Laura Ranger worked as a waitress in Las Vegas. She had moved there for the excitement. Of course when the real excitement came, she was not sure what to do about it. She suddenly found herself in the center of an international theft, but she hadn't done anything!
Her life became even more complicated when a billionaire airline owner and his constant companion fell for her. It was even more complicated when she fell for them! It was a love triangle they did not show on television dramas. How was she supposed to deal with being attracted to not one, but two handsome men who were both attracted to her?
Once the truth of what had been stolen and how she was involved became clear, she had to worry about surviving the night, never mind her wild fantasy life. Some days Laura's Three of a Kind Desires got the better of her.
Dating with a Billionaire
It all started with a date…
Enrico and Bella only agreed to go out with one another because their fathers made them. They're going into business with one another, so it's more of a spying mission than anything else.
But they quickly realize that there's something else there, that they actually like each other.
But of course, things can't be that straightforward.
When the business deal starts going wrong, and deep, dark secrets are revealed, Enrico and Bella find themselves with more challenges than most couples face in their entire lifetime.
Can they overcome their problems, or will the rest of the world tear them apart? Can they really make a go of things, or would they have been better off leaving things at the date?
Lillian Davis has spent most of her life feeling dissatisfied. Stuck in a dead-end job as a high school teacher, Lillian knows that if she doesn't take control of her life that this is as good as it'll get.
In a sudden rush of spontaneity, Lillian quits her job to look for a new life and career. Despite her family's protests, she finds herself in New York City where she lands herself a job with one of the most successful fashion companies today, Pierce Allure.
Upon meeting CEO and founder, Irina Pierce, Lillian discovers she's everything she finds unpleasant in a person. But no matter how hard she may try, she can't deny the attraction she feels for her new boss.
It seems; however, that there may be more to how Irina really achieved her company's success, but despite all that, Lillian can't seem to resist Ms. Pierce's allure.
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