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A Kiss to Wake Me

A Kiss to Wake Me

"A high school romance full of love—and turbulence. The novel highlights different family dynamics that readers may resonate with... [a] story of trust, love, and family." —Kirkus Reviews

A Kiss to Wake Me is a modern-day love story between Jamie and Cara. When the two first lock eyes in the high school cafeteria, “love at first sight” is no longer just a cliché to either of them.

Fans of romantic first love and those who desire to see first love withstand seemingly insurmountable obstacles will enjoy this sweet yet intense novel.

Left Without Answers

Left Without Answers

After the suicide of her only child, Alice is committed to finding out why her son took his own life.

When Alice starts to find messages that could only be from her dead son, her desire for revenge intensifies along with her desperate search for the truth.

When she is left with no one and nothing except Hank's messages, will Alice accept the truth, or will her need for closure endanger the life of yet another child?

Forbidden Rome

Forbidden Rome

Forbidden Rome takes you on a journey to Rome where two friends discover the meaning of love. Anthony ends up falling for Kevin, and they must choose to either live with this secret or risk the consequences from those around them.

How do they come to terms with being gay in the 1980s? Can their love survive the onslaught of homophobia? Packed with raw emotion, Forbidden Rome will rile you out of your comfort zone to root for these young men as they discover what’s most important in life: love.

Dirty Laundry: A Gripping and Jaw-Dropping Psychological Thriller

Dirty Laundry: A Gripping and Jaw-Dropping Psychological Thriller

The once-perfectionist Samantha discovers that having control over her own life is quite different when adding a husband and children into the mix. As the structure in her life fades away, and control is beyond her reach, Samantha’s insecurities grow.

Playing the part of the perfect wife and mom to those in her community helps to hide her secrets until airing her "dirty laundry" to a new friend puts both of their lives at risk. Dirty Laundry gives us a fast-moving and suspenseful look into the mind of a mom on the edge, but not everything is what it seems.

The Complexities of Love

The Complexities of Love

"Most Anticipated LGBTQ in Young Adult Literature" —Lambda Literary
"The reveal of Mark's family history is intriguing and messily realistic..." —Kirkus Reviews

M.A. Quigley's critically-acclaimed debut novel, The Complexities of Love, tells the story of Mark navigating life as a closeted gay man in 1960s Australia. Always feeling that he was different, Mark did his best to fit in and follow what his family always wanted for him: a lovely Australian girl. But after meeting Dave in middle school, everything changed.

A Love for Doctor Mary Taylor

A Love for Doctor Mary Taylor

Well-known and admired, Doctor Mary is a general surgeon who wouldn’t change anything about her life.

When Mary saved Paul's life, her world turned upside down.

Are they destined to fall in love? This new relationship seems perfect. What could possibly go wrong?

New Men (2nd Ed.)

New Men (2nd Ed.)

New Men is about Anthony and Kevin; both are secretly gay and get into a steamy, romantic relationship. Will they stay together, facing all the homophobia from society in the 80s?

Faithfully Addicted: What happens when love can't happen?

Faithfully Addicted: What happens when love can't happen?

She wasn’t ready for a relationship, and he never intended to fall in love... When a beautiful woman teased Harkin about finding the love of his life, he never realized she could be "the one."

She wasn’t ready for a relationship, and he never intended to fall in love... What happens when love can't happen?

Dirty Laundry: Not Everything is What it Seems

Dirty Laundry: Not Everything is What it Seems

A suburban housewife who goes into extremes to keep her secrets private.

Samantha moves to a new home in a perfect neighbourhood where she meets a friend she can finally confide in… but can she?

Will sharing secrets with this newfound friend put them both in danger from Samantha's very private and controlling husband?

Cappuccino: A Romantic Short Story

Cappuccino: A Romantic Short Story

Although Anthony continues to question whether the path he chose was the right one, he was not ready to let it go. All he knew was that he'd give anything to spend a night with Kevin again.

Anthony's second year in Rome is nearly over, and he can't wait to get back to New York to see Kevin. He needs to know if there is still a chance for a future together.

New Men (1st Ed.)

New Men (1st Ed.)

Three passionate young men travel to Rome eager to begin an exciting new chapter of their lives. International studies amid ancient ruins and romantic fountains expose them to an extraordinary new world.

Anthony falls in love with Kevin leading to a passionate affair that can only endure in secret. Fearing the consequences of being discovered, they cling to each other and their newfound love.