David and TC find themselves worlds apart. Neither of them know what it will take to overcome the the obstacles in their way. They both will face their problems head on and maybe by going backwards they'll be able to move forward and find what they both need.
This story starts in June of 2003. The invasion of Iraq is over, George Bush has landed on the aircraft carrier and proclaimed "Mission Accomplished", and the insurgency has yet to begin. Some may think America is at the height of its power.
Meanwhile, in the CAP world:
JJ and Will, both in doomed relationships that seem to be working. Will they unravel, and if they do, who is behind it?
Life can be hard, if you are a young man and disowned by your parents. Your choices are limited, do you do what is necessary to live, even if it goes against every thing you believed in, or do you choose to end it all. Are angels real?
Cory read tons about coming out, that one friend who's "more", and those stupid "He's straight, but can I turn him gay?" posts. His life was about as cliche as they came, but sometimes romance stories had to be true... right? Or they were all false advertising. All he had to do was risk telling Elliot he was gay and how he felt about him. Bam! Love!
Two teenagers, lifelong buddies, in college just outside of Bible Belt Southern USA could totally end up both gay, in love, and just not say anything to each other for two years of being roommates. Sure....
Cory might just stay in the closet and keep his best friend instead.
I endured years of experiments at the hands of sadistic aliens. Barely eighteen, I've been rescued from the tiny cell and the years of enforced sensory deprivation. Lost, with no family or friends I can remember or would turn to if I could, I'm alone in the universe... except for the humans who saved me. The Captain. Zeke. Doc. A crew of misfit Rangers, a ragtag bunch operating just this side of legal--and often on the other side when circumstances are right--are not the kind to help someone “like me” recover. Captain wants to send me away, but I can't leave. No one else can touch me.
He's it for me, the strength I can't function without.
Ben and Joshua met in their youth, working at a summer camp. More than fifteen years after their bitter sendoff, they meet again and spend a weekend together in a secluded house in Vermont, by Lake Champlain. Switching back and forth between past and present, coasting on issues of class, gender, and identity, the three-part story explores the anguish and beauty of growing up and of getting older.
Cole is fascinated by a boy who won't talk to him and has no idea how to be gay in a world in which a man's worth is measured by his skill in working the land and riding quad bikes. Jared thinks he's happy with his secret lover but when a boy who can't communicate with him puts in the effort to try realises that secret sex-friends might not be enough and even good boys get love too.
***Winner of the 2013 Readers Choice Awards for the Best Story by a Promising Author *** :D The city is full of all kinds of people. Being a bartender, Asher Burkhart has seen them all. Atleast he thinks has until Michael Waters shows up.
There are not many people who could stand on platform 10 metres above a pool and jump; but taking this leap is just the beginning of the relationship between these lads. Having been friends for their entire lives, they find themselves redefining their relationship in an intimate way. This story is about their budding relationship and contains descriptions of sexual acts between them.
Trent’s stepdad is Chase Hudson, critically acclaimed film director and producer. He’s rich and good-looking, but he’s got issues with control and he feels like he’s totally losing it when he learns he’s on academic probation. He needs a tutor, fast.
Kayden’s used to following the rules. He's premed, like his brother, but his gentle nature draws him to teaching. When Trent approaches him about tutoring, he agrees at once as this is his only chance to get close to his incredibly attractive classmate. They soon realize how much Trent likes to dominate his little teacher and how much Kayden likes to submit to him.
Lautaro's life is upended overnight as his parents' divorce forces him to leave the town he grew up in, the country he called home, and the best friend he'd grown to love, all just before senior year of high school. Now he'll have to start over in a different city, deal with his unresolved feelings for the boy he's been crushing on for years, and navigate through the whirlwind of his first reciprocated love.
Ryan isn't a singer so why is he added to the band after they had released their first album as the new up and coming boy band of the year? Jasper is certain this is all a publicity stunt by their manager, why else would someone so inappropriate for the position, get placed in with them? While three members of the band are happy to accept this change, Jasper challenges the manager and when their personal situations end up on headlines creating drama, it becomes clear that they are all being manipulated. Jasper finds himself becoming protective of Ryan and developing feelings he didn’t expect towards the sweet and gentle man.
Ignoring his dad’s sermon, a new sensation gripped him. He had the uncanny perception of someone watching him. Initially he just shrugged the sensation aside, but it just grew more persistent. Eventually he looked about until . . . . . . eyes, eyes watching me, beautiful brown eyes. My god he’s looking straight at me. He . . . he’s beautiful . . . those lips . . . cupids bow, so, so kissable . . . he, he has the face of an angel . . . oh my god . . .