Burning Truth

Burning Truth

Adam Carpenter

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The culmination of the White Pine series, as the six lovers from the previous three books reunite for a charity cause, bringing out past regrets, present loves, and future temptations.Trent Rodgers returns to White Pine with his sexy lover, Angel Montero in tow, with a surprising bit of news. Austin Walker gets the shock of his life after saving a man from a burning building. Not to mention his sudden doubts about his lover, Tucker O'Connell, when an old flame comes to town for a good cause. Joey Silva, the burly, bearded hunk from the neighboring Honor Hills has tried to be monogamous with his new lover, Nick Lynch, but a new temptation threatens their love.Tossing these six lives into turmoil is celebrity photographer Ellis Van Pelt, who has come to White Pine to do a photo shoot with the firefighters, intent on producing a calendar where the money raised is for charity. But hidden secrets are about to be exposed, upsetting the delicate balance of their relationships. All of...
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Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel

Adam Carpenter

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The dual forces of good and evil take center stage in this, the fourth installment in the Jimmy McSwain Files, one that finds the tortured, sexy detective battling an unforeseen enemy: happiness. Yet murder will soon rear its desperate chill, hurtling Jimmy into the highest society and the lowest of lives.Winter is nearly upon Manhattan, the holidays right around the corner. Jimmy is hired to escort the infamous tabloid favorite Serena Carson to a charity benefit, intent on guarding her from an abusive ex. Yet the job takes a brutal turn as Henderson Carlyle, the privileged, spoiled lothario, is found sliced to death outside of Serena's brownstone. The cops warn Jimmy away from the case, including his former lover, Captain Francis X. Frisano. Jimmy has his hands full anyway, as his visiting cousin Kellan was found beaten by one-time family friend, Mickey Dean, a Hell's Kitchen thug with a dark past and even darker threat. As the snow falls and answers remain buried, Jimmy finds...
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American Hunks

American Hunks

Adam Carpenter

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Once upon a time, three best friends journeyed to three separate foreign capitals in search of love. Now, the friends are getting ready to reunite for a wedding filled with surprises, sex, and seduction. Matt Donovan and Anton Marcel have made the ultimate commitment: wishing to share their lives forever. Freddie Markson and Santo Mancusi have been growing apart ever since Santo's movie career has taken off. Jake Westbury remains in search of love, going from one meaningless relationship to another. A joyous celebration will at last reunite the three friends, but not before a series of events threaten to undo their hard-fought happiness. With the aid of the Abbott siblings, all of whom have impacted the friends' lives, the drama reaches its crescendo at a fabulous villa in the South of France. From Paris to Los Angeles, New York to Tuscany, London to Nice, brimming with hot hunks and even hotter sex, the adventures of Matt, Freddie, and Jake continue
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English Lads

English Lads

Adam Carpenter

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Jake Westbury has tired of the bar scene, the one-night stands, and unfulfilling relationships. Usually so controlled in his life, he makes the impulsive decision to spend the summer in London on a quest to shake things up, and hopefully fall in love. Upon his arrival, he quickly meets the bookish Nevil and the devilish Hunter. A fateful party where both are in attendance turns Jake's world upside down.When a meeting in the park with the sexy, alluring Hunter Abbott goes awry, Jake finds himself in possession of a small fortune in cash. With only one clue to go on, and a thug giving chase, he has to figure out just what's going on. Will his powerful desire for Hunter make Jake throw caution to the wind? What game is being played, and is Jake one of the players, or just a pawn?Seductive, secretive, satisfying, English Lads will remind you of the costly price of love, and ultimately that what you seek may be much closer to home than you could imagine.The last book in The Passport to...
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Crime Wave

Crime Wave

Adam Carpenter

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Jimmy McSwain returns to help his sister's boyfriend fight a murder charge—and finds he may just have a lead on a cold case.Hell's Kitchen private investigator Jimmy McSwain returns in a twisting tale of past sins and present-day vengeance. Jimmy McSwain isn't thrilled about taking a case for freeâ€"but when his sister fears her boyfriend, Rocky, is cheating on her, he has no choice. But the case takes a deadly turn when Rocky is standing over the body of a man he was just seen kissing, and he's holding the gun. He begs Jimmy to prove his innocence.Meanwhile, as a sweltering heat wave claims New York City, a gunman with a thirst for blood is targeting Manhattan deli owners and has already claimed two victims. Jimmy knows a thing or two about thoseâ€"fourteen years ago his father was killed outside a deli, and it's possible today's killer could be linked to that unsolved murder, one that continues to haunt Jimmy. Enlisting the aid of sexy NYPD Captain Francis X. Frisano, Jimmy...
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Forever Haunt

Forever Haunt

Adam Carpenter

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Fifteen years ago, NYPD officer Joseph McSwain, was gunned down while trying to stop a robbery. His murder was never solved. Until now.For his son, Hell's Kitchen private detective Jimmy McSwain, his father's death has defined him, defied him, and denied him his chance at happiness. But the shooting death of a young officer named Denson Luke has re-ignited the investigation into the mysterious Blue Death conspiracy. Jimmy still must earn a living, so he cannot ignore a family in distress. New neighbors Carmen Ramirez and her young son, Sonny are clearly running from danger. Overnight, their case becomes one involving a missing father, a Chinese crime syndicate, and an abduction which threatens to overwhelm Jimmy's mission of solving his father's case. His relationship status with Frank Frisano on and off again, Jimmy tries to do double duty, jeopardizing his own safety. It's only when another murder occurs that Jimmy finally finds the path that has eluded him. His investigation...
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