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The Boy from the Woods

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Summary

A man with a mysterious past must find a missing teenage girl in this shocking thriller from the number one New York Times best-selling author of Run Away. Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn't know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing. No one seems to take Naomi Pine's disappearance seriously, not even her father - with one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school. Hester asks Wilde - with whom she shares a tragic connection - to use his unique skills to help find Naomi. Wilde can't ignore an outcast in trouble, but in order to find Naomi he must venture back into the community where he has never fit in, a place where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions...secrets that Wilde must uncover before it's too late.

©2020 Harlan Coben (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Be an Imperfectionist: The New Way to Self-Acceptance, Fearless Living, and Freedom from Perfectionism

86 ratings

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I remember when I aimed for perfect workouts: 30 minutes was the minimum. I was in lousy shape. I remember when I aimed for perfect dating: it couldn't be awkward, forced, or uncertain. I didn't talk to women I was interested in. I remember when I aimed for perfect writing: I wanted 1,000+ words of quality material per day. I played video games instead. I carefully avoided mistakes, endlessly ruminated about what I didn't do, and what I did do wasn't enough. Then, I became an imperfectionist. Everything changed. I had fun stories to tell, like the lesbian pizza incident and the most nervous "Hi" ever spoken by a human being. I learned more. I laughed more. I lived more. I got in great shape, read more books, and improved my social skills. I wrote Mini Habits, which is being translated into a dozen languages. I found I could mess up and still win. Perfectionism is a naturally limiting mindset. For example, kids are taught to color inside the lines, and any color outside the lines is considered a mistake that must be corrected. Imperfectionism frees us to live outside the lines, where possibilities are infinite, mistakes are allowed, and self-judgment is minimal. While the freedom of imperfectionism is impactful, it does not preclude us from having problems. Imperfectionists aren't so ironic as to have perfect lives, they're just happier, healthier, and more productive at doing what matters.

©2015 Stephen Guise (P)2015 Stephen Guise

Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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Locked in Silence

14 ratings

Summary

I’ve spent years hoping someone would finally hear me. It’s easier not to try anymore.... 10 years after leaving his small Minnesota hometown in his rear view mirror for what Nolan Grainger was sure would be the last time, life has decided to throw the talented musician a curveball and send him back to the town he lived in but was never really home. At 28, Nolan has traveled the world as a successful concert violinist with some of the best symphonies in the country. But success breeds envy, and when Nolan’s benefactor and lover decides Nolan has flown high enough, he cruelly clips Nolan’s wings. The betrayal and ensuing scandal leaves the violinist’s career in shambles and with barely enough money to start fresh somewhere beyond his vindictive ex’s powerful reach. But just as he’s ready to get his life back on track, Nolan gets the call he’s been dreading. After a stroke leaves his father a partial invalid, duty-bound Nolan returns to Pelican Bay and a life he’s spent years trying to forget. When he’s forced to use the last of his own money to keep from losing the family home, desperation has him turning to the one man he’d hoped never to see again.... Even if I could speak, there wouldn’t be anyone there to listen....

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2017 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Sanctuary Found

12 ratings

Summary

Coming home should be the easiest thing in the world, but I've never felt more lost.... When his stellar military career comes to an abrupt and terrible end, 32-year-old Maddox Kent returns to the town he never planned to step foot into again, hoping to mend the rift he himself caused with the brother he left behind. But coming home means facing some hard truths about himself and his actions. When he has the chance to start making amends by helping his brother with the wildlife sanctuary he runs, Maddox is thrown another curveball when a stranger appears.... As long as we keep moving, everything will be okay. That's what I keep telling myself, anyway.... For 21-year-old Isaac, Pelican Bay is only supposed to be a stopping point on the trek from San Francisco to New York. With his little brother, Newt, in tow, Isaac is just looking to make things right by returning something of value to a person he wronged. But "getting lost" in the next big city proves to be a problem when the brutal Minnesota winter claims Isaac's car and strands him and Newt at the animal sanctuary. When the owners of the place offer him a job, a desperate Isaac agrees, despite the presence of a man Isaac instinctively knows could be his downfall.... It should be so easy to let him go, but I can't. And not just because I want to protect him.... Nothing about Isaac makes sense to Maddox. Not his piercings or makeup or flashy clothes. And most certainly not the snarky mouth that doesn't match the vulnerability Maddox sees in the younger man's eyes. But one thing does make sense to the hardened former soldier. Isaac is running from something, and Maddox's gut is telling him not to let Isaac and little Newt go until he can ferret out the truth.

©2018 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Safe and Sound

12 ratings

Summary

I've been drowning for a long time. I never thought I'd find someone who knows what that's like.... Self-proclaimed playboy, Aiden Vale, has it all - good looks, successful career, plenty of cash in the bank, and an endless supply of men who know the score...that one night is just that. So the last thing he wants, or needs, is to forge a connection that might mean revealing more of himself than he's ready to. But when fate intervenes, putting Aiden in the path of someone who threatens to knock down his carefully constructed walls, he's quick to realize the young man he's become infatuated with is hiding a painful secret. I finally have a shot at freedom. I'll never let anyone take that from me ever again.... Ash Valentine is just looking for a way out, and the last thing he wants or needs is another man controlling every aspect of his life. Desperate for the cash that will help him flee his abusive boyfriend, Ash accepts what is supposed to be a temporary job at a local coffee shop. But nothing prepares him for the gorgeous and enigmatic Aiden Vale, and the small acts of kindness the charming coffee shop regular bestows on him or the new friends he begins to make along the way. Terrified of once again becoming too reliant on someone else to take care of him, Ash refuses Aiden's repeated offers of help in any form. But when it becomes clear that there's something more behind Aiden's need to save him, Ash begins to wonder if he's found someone who needs saving just as badly. I know he wants to save me, but what if he's the one who needs saving.... As their tentative friendship turns into something more, long buried secrets begin to surface. When Aiden's need to protect Ash clashes with the younger man's desire for independence, memories of the one he couldn't save begin to tear at the fragile cords of Aiden's soul, and he's forced to face a truth he's been hiding from for a long time.

©2017 Lucy Lennox & Sloane Kennedy (P)2017 Lucy Lennox & Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Pauley
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Absolution

12 ratings

Summary

After four years abroad, artist Jonas Davenport has come home to start building his dream of owning his own art studio and gallery. But just as he's ready to put the darkness of his past behind him forever, it comes roaring back with a vengeance. The only thing keeping ex-cop Mace Calhoun from eating his own gun after an unthinkable loss is his role in an underground syndicate that seeks to get justice for the innocent by taking the lives of the guilty. Ending the life of the young artist who committed unspeakable crimes against the most vulnerable of victims should have been the easiest thing in the world. So why can't he bring himself to pull the trigger? After years of fighting in an endless, soul-sucking war, Navy SEAL Cole Bridgerton has come home to fight another battle - dealing with the discovery that the younger sister who ran away from home eight years earlier is lost to him forever. He needs answers and the only person who can give them to him is a young man struggling to put his life back together. But he never expected to feel something more for the haunted artist. Cole and Mace. One lives by the rules, the other makes his own. One seeks justice through the law while the other seeks it with his gun. Two men, one light, one dark, will find themselves and each other when they're forced to stand side by side to protect Jonas from an unseen evil that will stop at nothing to silence the young artist forever. But each man's scars run deep and even the strength of three may not be enough to save them. Note: Contains m/m/m scenes and is intended for mature audiences.

©2016 Sloane Kennedy (P)2016 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Made Mine: A Protectors / Made Marian Crossover

10 ratings

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What happens when a group of tough vigilantes meets up with a big-hearted family with boundary issues? Reese: It’s supposed to be an easy job. You know, the kind you get after you’ve been gone a while and the boss is unsure of how capable you still are? But then there’s a mugging, an abduction, two thugs, and a blackmail scheme. And smack-dab in the middle of it is a beautiful lost soul who needs me. The scared, young gamer-geek pushes all my protective buttons and awakens something inside me that’s ready to dive right in and inhale the man. But how could I have anything to offer someone like Ben? I’m a mess. Injured, scarred, practically closeted, the recognizable son of a famous man...There’s no way I can ask him to give me a shot at forever. Right? Ben: It seems like I’ve been looking out for myself my entire life. Heck, I was even given away the day I was born. And, yeah, maybe if my adoptive parents had survived, I would have had a nice life. But they didn’t. And I don’t. Instead, I’m forced to put up with a hateful, scheming foster parent for the sake of sticking around to care for my little sister. Only, when a blackmail plan lands little Georgie in the hands of thugs, it’s clear I’m her only hope. At least until I meet the big, strong bodyguard someone sends to watch over me. Reese is everything I’ve ever daydreamed about: protective, attentive, affectionate, and dedicated. But he’s hiding something, and I don’t have the time or energy to figure out what. Because time is running out, and Georgie is the only family I have left. Until the biological brother who never wanted me shows up and turns everything on its head. After having finally accepted it’s just Georgie and me, suddenly falling for my protector and being surrounded by Griff and the Marian clan makes me question everything I’ve ever known about myself and what defines a family. Can a guy with a broken past ever build a family with someone who seems too good to be true? Listening order note: Can be listened to as a stand-alone. While the authors recommend listening to both the Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox and the Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy, it isn't required in order to understand the story. At the least, you may want to consider Grounding Griffin (Book 4, Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox) and Unexpected (Book 10, The from the Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy) to get a little bit of background. However, this novel, despite being a crossover, has been written in a way that it can be listened to on its own.

©2018 SKLL Books LLC (P)2018 SKLL Books LLC

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Four Ever

9 ratings

Summary

Surrounded by a group of devoted four-footed and two-winged family members, Zak and Killian have built what should have been a dream life in their countryside farmhouse. But a cruel twist of fate and the re-emergence of old demons has frayed the edges of the men’s seven-year relationship until just one wrong move could end up severing their bond for good.  Seemingly content to walk on eggshells around one another, things come to a head when ER nurse Zak brings his work home with him...literally.  After being forced to leave their posh Southern California lives, homeless stepbrothers Liam and Noah are slowly losing themselves to the streets they can’t seem to escape. When 21-year-old Liam is beaten up while protecting his younger “brother”, the pair find themselves being welcomed into a home where being a stray is considered a good thing. But Liam and 19-year-old Noah have learned the hard way that nothing is given for free and there’s no such thing as the kindness of strangers. Survival means only counting on and trusting in each other.  Will Zak and Killian’s offer of a no-strings-attached place to heal end up being more than any of the four men bargained for? Especially when feelings between Liam and Noah begin to crawl to the surface and the truth of what Zak and Killian’s relationship has turned into becomes harder to deny?  And what happens when lines begin to blur and needs start to change? Will Zak, Killian, Liam, and Noah end up going their separate ways?  Or will they learn that love doesn’t always come in twos?

©2019 Sloane Kennedy (P)2019 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Retribution

9 ratings

Summary

"You're a hero every f--king day, Tate," I said softly. "Don't ever forget that." (Hawke) Ex-Special Forces soldier Michael "Hawke" Hawkins has spent every day of the last 10 years waiting for the moment he would get to watch the life fade from the eyes of the men who brutally murdered his wife, but when he finally gets the break he's been waiting for, the trail leads him to someone he wasn't expecting. After nearly two years of running, 24-year-old Tate Travers has become an expert at hiding...until the day a dangerous stranger shows up looking for vengeance and threatens to destroy the fragile life Tate has managed to build for himself and his five-year-old son. Except the life Tate has been struggling to hold on to started unraveling long before Hawke showed up looking for the same men Tate has been running from...his own father and older brother. Retribution - it's all Hawke has wanted since the day he held his wife's hand as she took her last breath. And he won't give that up for anything or anyone...not even the tormented young man trying to give his little boy a better life. Because Tate is the only one who can lead Hawke to the men he's been searching for. And if it means forcing the young man to confront the past that nearly destroyed him, then so be it. Only the last thing Hawke expects to feel is something besides the hatred that has driven him. And he definitely never expected to feel it for a man. But when it comes down to choosing between the unwanted feelings Tate stirs in him and the revenge he's finally close enough to taste, will Hawke be able to give up the one thing that has kept him going for a second chance at a future he gave up on ever having?

©2016, 2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2017 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Category: Romance
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Lost and Found

9 ratings

Summary

He promised to never leave me. But when I needed him the most, that was exactly what he did. Wilderness guide Xander Reed has spent fifteen years trying to forget the night he turned to his best friend in his darkest hour, only to find the young man who'd sworn to always have his back was turning his on Xander instead. Two thousand miles and fifteen years of building a new life in the quiet backcountry of the Rocky Mountains should have been enough to put the memory of Bennett Crawford out of his mind forever, but old wounds run deep and when Bennett suddenly reappears in his life as part of a wilderness expedition Xander is guiding, the scars he thought long healed break wide open.

©2017 Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy (P)2017 Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Pauley
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Forsaken

9 ratings

Summary

Eli: I didn't know how to tell him how afraid I'd been that I'd never have this moment with him. This moment where it was just the two of us. This moment where he made me feel whole without even trying.  Abandoned. Abused. Betrayed. Ex-cop Maverick "Mav" James needs only three things: his Harley, an open road, and his work in an underground organization that delivers justice when the law can't. Family? They left him long before he left them. Friends? A liability. A place to call home? Doesn't exist. Mav's motto is simple: Get done and get out. Work, sex, doesn't matter. No emotional connections. Simple. Until he meets him. Alone. Hiding. Broken. At 15 years old, Eli Galvez had nothing. No family, no friends, and only his body as a means to make enough money to survive. But a chance meeting changed all that, and eight years later, he's well on his way to having the life of which he could once only dream. He's been accepted into medical school, and he's finally returned home to Seattle to be closer to the men and women who don't share his blood but are the only family he's ever really known. Only things aren't what they seem, and the secrets Eli has been hiding are about to come to the surface with dangerous consequences. One final chance at a real future. Guys like Eli just aren't Mav's type, period. Yet he can't deny his intense attraction to the younger man who only looks at him with fear in his eyes. Until the day there's something else in those eyes, too. Something that draws Mav in and refuses to let go. Something that makes him want to forget his rules. But Mav's learned the hard way what happens when you get too close to something. And while he vows to protect Eli after a violent attack leaves the younger man shaken, protection is all he'll offer. Because anything else would just cost too much. Trigger warning: This audiobook does contain a possible trigger for some listeners.  Full-length novel. This is audiobook four in the series but can be listened to as a stand-alone story - no cliff-hangers.

©2016 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Salvation

8 ratings

Summary

"I lifted my gaze to tell Seth no but then I saw it. The thing I'd feared I'd lost. It wasn't hero worship or the wayward emotions of an innocent child. And it wasn't some distorted reflection of a man who no longer existed. All I saw was me...the way he saw me." (Ronan) Trauma surgeon Ronan Grisham lost everything the day the man he loved was stolen from him in a brutal attack. Driven by a thirst for vengeance, he turns his hatred into building an underground group that can do what he couldn't that fateful day...take the lives of the guilty to save the lives of the innocent. But years later, he's forced to confront the one link to his past that he can't sever. Seven years after the loss of his parents in a violent home invasion that left him permanently scarred both inside and out, 21-year-old Seth Nichols is trying to put his life back together so he can take over the reins of his father's global shipping empire. But the last person he expects to come back into his life is the man he drove away with one innocent, stolen kiss. With one brush of his lips, Seth managed to do to Ronan what no other had since the day Ronan watched the light in his fiancé's eyes go out forever. He made him need again. But Ronan can't need anyone, least of all his dead fiancé's younger brother. Because even one touch from Seth could shatter Ronan's carefully constructed world and Ronan knows there's no coming back from that a second time. But when a series of escalating attacks against Seth forces Ronan back into his life, Seth knows it's his last chance to show Ronan he can be the man the broken surgeon needs. Only the Ronan who returns isn't the Ronan Seth fell in love with so long ago.... Can Seth be Ronan's salvation or will he end up destroying them both?

©2016 Sloane Kennedy (P)2017 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Category: Romance
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Body and Soul

8 ratings

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Oz: Escaping the international modeling scene to design my own fashion collection is the first step to shucking my bobble-headed supermodel reputation and proving to the world I'm more than just a pretty face. But the minute I have to accept roadside help from the sexy man next door, I feel like the airhead people think I am. And what's worse, the man clearly doesn't think I'm worth the time of day. But despite trying to ignore my attraction to the mysterious doctor, I can't help but be drawn to him. With every moment spent together, I begin to realize he's hiding more than just some details of his past. He has one foot out the door. As soon as I start to feel like everything might be coming together for me, I realize the man I'm falling in love with isn't who I thought he was. Jake: After three years on the run for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, I've finally found a seemingly safe place to settle in Haven, Colorado. With friends, a job, and a cabin in the woods, I have everything I need to live a simple life without drawing attention to myself. Everything's fine. Fine. Until I meet my new neighbor. The gorgeous man is anything but subtle and brings color to my life that I didn't know was missing. But I learned years ago that falling in love with someone wasn't an option anymore when simply being seen with me could have dire consequences. It's time for me to run again, but I wonder if it's safe to stick around just long enough for a taste.... Just when I begin to realize Oz is the missing piece to bring me back to life after years of hiding, my past catches up to me and throws everyone around me into danger. I know I should run, but what if it's time to finally stop running and make a stand, once and for all? While Body and Soul is the third book in the Twist of Fate series, each novel can easily be enjoyed as a standalone.

©2018 Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Pauley
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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The Truth Within

7 ratings

Summary

I'm not a fighter. I never was. So how do I make the one man who might just be worth fighting for see that? At 25 years old, Ford Cornell should have his whole life ahead of him but instead, the would-be artist is drowning in denial and just trying to get through each day. And the boy who once believed life was about following impossible dreams has finally come to accept that it's really only about surviving a living nightmare...one of his own making. But the bruises are becoming harder to hide. So is the truth... I refuse to fall for a guy who won't accept the truth about who he is or what he wants. Not again... They say bad things happen in threes. For Sherriff Camden Wells, it's more like fours...or fives...or dozens. After an ugly lie destroys his career and the man he'd planned to spend the rest of his life with cuts him to the core with the ultimate betrayal, 40-year-old Cam is counting on his new job as sheriff of the quiet town of Pelican Bay to be the fresh start he needs. What he isn't counting on is meeting a young man who makes him want to break all his own rules. He wants me to accept something that will cause me to lose everything. I may not have much but it's something and something is better than nothing...right? Ford's gotten used to his role as his older brother's punching bag and being his mother's never-ending disappointment. They may not be the Cleavers but family is family and Ford's seen up close and personal what happens when you don't have anyone in your corner...or when you go against family. And there's just no way he's strong enough to survive that... Nothing about us should make sense but maybe that's why it does... Two men... one living a lie and one knocking down the walls of the closet he was forced to live in for so long. When one white-hot encounter leads to another and then another, Ford and Cam are forced to accept that their need for each other isn't going away anytime soon. But being together means one will need to go against everything he believes in. So which man will bend and which will break? And what will the truth ultimately reveal? **This audiobook CAN be listened to as a standalone, but you may want to consider checking out books 1 and 2 in the series to fully enjoy all the secondary characters you'll meet in this story Book 1 - Locked in Silence Book 2 - Sanctuary Found

©2018 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?

7 ratings

Summary

Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? is a meticulously researched, comprehensive guide to recognizing and dealing with Adult ADHD, offering a message of hope for the millions of people whose lives this disorder has impacted.

©2008 Gina Pera (P)2011 Tantor

Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Logan's Need

7 ratings

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"I feel like I've been wearing blinders for my entire life and now they've been ripped off and everything's too bright - too harsh. Part of me wants them back so I only have to see what's right in front of me." -Logan   After Logan Bradshaw's dreams go up in smoke, he's left broken and haunted by a cruel betrayal from his former business partner, a man he once thought of as a friend. His life as a professional escort helped pay for his future once, so maybe a few more jobs can give him back what he's lost. And if that means being a third for one night for a wealthy couple living out a ménage fantasy, then so be it. It might just be the final payout he needs to get his life back on track.   Dominic Barretti has everything money can buy, but it can't save his beautiful young wife as cancer steals her away from him. He also can't deny her one last request - a ménage encounter with another man. It's the perfect excuse to meet the man who's been haunting his dreams. On paper, Logan is the perfect choice to give his wife what she needs, but he doesn't expect his own fierce desires to flare up when the young man enters their lives.   Dom and Logan don't know it, but Sylvie Barretti has decided to play matchmaker from beyond the grave. Unfortunately, getting two broken men to find each other makes dying seem like the easy part.   Logan can't deny his attraction to Dom, but the surprise desire for another man has left him reeling and questioning everything he's ever known about himself. But when a threat from the past surfaces, will Logan be able to let go of the life he knew and embrace the one he needs?   Note: This book contains M/M sexual content and is intended for mature audiences   This is the third book in the series, but can be listened to as a stand-alone story - there are no cliffhangers. However, more enjoyment can be gained by listening to the series in order.

©2015 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Above and Beyond

7 ratings

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Lucky Two years ago I humiliated myself by declaring my love to an older man who clearly didn’t share my feelings. And that’s fine. One day Zach will come around. Meanwhile, I’ve built a life for myself in northern Montana, pursuing my college degree while working hard toward certification in high-risk alpine search and rescue on the side. And perhaps I’ve kept the danger part a secret from my two dads. After all, what they don’t know won’t hurt them... Everything’s going exactly as planned until my dads send Zach to check on me just as I’m dealing with an ex who doesn’t understand the meaning of the word no. It’s bad enough Zach still thinks of me as a child; now he also thinks I’m incapable of looking out for myself. I need to get him off my back before he finds out I’m not heading to Wyoming for summer break like everyone thinks. I’m going to Glacier National Park to learn how to rappel from helicopters... Zach Two years ago I wanted something I couldn't have, so I threw myself back into my job as an Army Ranger and wound up scarred in more ways than one. When the army dumps my sorry self back into the real world, it’s time to start over. I accept a summer job teaching high-risk search and rescue. On the way there, all I have to do is peek in on little Lucky Reed and make sure he’s okay. He’s not. Someone has it out for him, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let him get hurt on my watch. My plan is to keep him safe until he heads south for his summer job playing trail guide to tourists. Once he’s gone, I’ll be free to head to Glacier where my biggest challenge will be keeping a handful of alpine search and rescue students safe as they learn how to dangle from helicopters high above the Rocky Mountains. It’s all fine. Until it’s not. Danger follows us to Glacier, and by the time I finally start seeing Lucky as more than the awkward teenager he used to be, I wonder if it’s too late to convince him that this scarred soldier sees him as anything but little anymore.

©2020 Lucy Lennox, Sloane Kennedy (P)2020 Lucy Lennox, Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Vengeance

6 ratings

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"What if you didn't have to stop kissing him, Memphis? What if you didn't have to choose me over him?" (Brennan) Memphis At 34 years old, ex-DEA agent Memphis Wheland has lived, loved, and lost...everything. The ultimate betrayal by the man he gave everything to has left Memphis with no family, no career, and a bone-deep bitterness that refuses to release him from its icy grip. His work with an underground vigilante organization is the only light in his otherwise bleak existence. That and the occasional no-strings hookup with men whose only focus in that moment, and for as long as Memphis wants them, is him and only him. No clingy exes, no unrequited love, no relationship drama. Period.  Brennan With his entire life ahead of him, graduate student Brennan Devereaux wasn't expecting it to change in the blink of an eye. But when a case of mistaken identity nearly costs Brennan his life, it isn't just his future that's about to change, but his past too. Because for years he's been in love with a young man who only sees him as a friend and nothing more. And while he was content to love Tristan Barretti from afar, he hadn't expected to be drawn to the mysterious stranger who saved his life and changed it with a simple promise.  I'm not letting you go. Tristan At 19, Tristan Barretti should have had the world at his feet. His musical gifts have garnered him prestige as well as admission to the famed Julliard School in New York and he has a family that most people would kill for. But the protective bubble his fathers have kept him in has burst and he's discovered that life outside his unconditionally loving family isn't as accepting of a kid born with HIV. A poor decision to find answers to questions better left unasked, along with the complications of living with his disease, have Tristan returning to Seattle and the solace of his family.  Choices Even though a physical relationship with Brennan was supposed to be just that, Memphis finds himself unable to refuse his young lover's request to help put a stop to the threat against Tristan. Even knowing full well that Brennan's heart lies with the man he claims is nothing more than a friend, Memphis accepts the challenge of ensuring Tristan's safety.  But when the quiet music student stops being a "job" and starts being something much more, Memphis is torn between his growing feelings for both young men and the fear that he'll be facing an even greater betrayal that he'll never be able to come back from.  Except none of that matters when the threat that Memphis never saw coming puts Brennan and Tristan in the crosshairs.... Trigger Warning: Sexual assault against an MC Can be read as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers.

©2016 Sloane Kennedy (P)2019 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Redeeming Rafe

6 ratings

Summary

He wants revenge against the brothers who betrayed him, but first he has to get past the one man he can't resist.... At the tender age of eight, Rafe Barretti lost everything. His parents, his childhood, his innocence. And the brothers who were supposed to protect him let him go instead. Twenty years later and he's finally ready to exact his revenge by taking away everything they hold dear - their company, their reputations, their futures. But even that isn't enough - their loved ones will have to pay, too, and all their precious secrets are fair game. Former mercenary Cade Gamble's only job is to take down the hacker stealing sensitive, private information from Barretti Security Group, and Cade is damn good at his job. But there's more at stake because the cofounders of BSG, Dom and Vin Barretti, are like family, and no one touches Cade's family. The fact that the vengeful young man turns out to be the youngest of the Barretti clan doesn't matter. But when their tumultuous encounters turn into something more, Cade will have to decide between protecting the only family he has and giving in to his need to save Rafe from himself. Can Cade help Rafe find redemption so he can forgive the sins of the past, or will Rafe's quest for vengeance destroy them both? Can be listened to as a stand-alone story - no cliff-hangers. This series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be listened to in order, but it is not required.

©2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Saving Ren

5 ratings

Summary

Three men brought together by circumstance who found something none of them knew they needed...  Ren Barretti has finally come home after a year of being held captive by the terrorists who slaughtered his entire Special Forces team. But he can't escape the nightmares that torment him or the guilt that he was the only one to walk away. The life his older brothers have brought him home to doesn't exist for him anymore, and to keep them and their loved ones safe from the rage and pain that consume him, Ren needs to disappear.  Police Detective Declan Hale has felt an undeniable pull toward the very straight Ren Barretti since the day Ren's brother married Declan's younger sister almost a dozen years earlier. But even though the Ren who has come home isn't the one who left, all of Declan's feelings come rushing back to the surface, and he steps in to help the only man he's ever truly wanted. And even though there's no future for them, keeping Ren safe is all that matters, and Declan will risk anything to make that happen.  Tough as nails former soldier and mercenary Jagger Varos has returned to Seattle after years of running from his past, and he's hoping that joining Barretti Security Group will help him finally call the city he left behind home. But within weeks, his new beginning is tested after multiple run-ins with the gruff, infuriating Detective Hale. When he inadvertently discovers that Declan is hiding Ren from the very brothers offering Jagger a new start, Jagger finds himself torn between his newfound loyalty to Vin and Dom Barretti and the need to protect the young man he himself helped rescue from his captors.  For Declan and Jagger, it's hate at first sight, but they soon realize that they will need each other if they have any hope of saving Ren from himself. And neither of them expects their mutual distrust in one another to grow into something else entirely or that Ren himself will find in both of them what he needs to rebuild his life and come to terms with who he really is. Can the fierce attraction between three men become something more, or will the demands of the real world tear them apart? 

©2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Atonement

5 ratings

Summary

“Once a f--k up, always a f--k up.”  Words 26-year-old Dante Thorne has had to live with for more years than he can count and a title he finally earned at the tender age of 16, when one careless decision led to tragedy. And since he can’t deny the truth of the words, why not live by them instead? F--king up, f--king, it doesn’t matter as long as it feels good and makes him forget the day he failed the one person he’d always sworn to protect. A good philosophy to live by, until Dante meets the one man who might actually have him wishing he was something more.... At 41, and with a distinguished career as a Texas Ranger under his belt, Magnus DuCane should have been in the prime of his life. Instead, he’s mourning the loss of the daughter he couldn’t save and contemplating a future that looks nothing like the one he had planned. The only bright spot in his life is the young grandson who has suddenly been returned to him after going missing two years earlier and the new family of men that he’s been welcomed into with open arms.  But with his iron will, unfailing self-control, and unflappable discipline, Magnus knows he can start a new chapter and get his life back on track...if he can just get past the disturbing, unexpected feelings one young man stirs in him. Because, everything about Dante Thorne is wrong for Magnus. His arrogance, his cocky attitude, every single unfiltered word that falls unchecked out of his mouth and, of course, the fact that he’s a man.  But when his well-meaning friends send Dante with him as a bodyguard when he returns to Texas to testify in a high-profile case, Magnus begins to see beyond the brash words and endless sexual innuendo. And when he starts to discover that what he sees isn’t all that bad, suddenly, the fact that that Dante is a man instead of a woman no longer seems like such a big sticking point.... Atonement can be listened to as a stand-alone story - no cliff-hangers. The Protectors series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they could be listened to in order, but it is not required. You can find the correct reading order at the beginning of each book. I've also bundled all my series in the correct order under the title of A Family Chosen: The Protectors and Barrettis.

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2019 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Always Mine: A Love in Eden Novel

5 ratings

Summary

I had one reason for never going back to the small town I once called home, but I never guessed it would be the same one that made me want to stay.... Brooks I grew up in the small town of Eden, Wyoming, but never really felt like I fit in. Until I met the one boy who changed all that. When we were kids, Xavier Price understood horses, but somehow, he got me too. He'd made me feel like I wasn't just the overdressed, too sensitive 15-year-old geek who loved math and didn't always say the right thing. But all that changed the night he threw my trust back in my face and betrayed my family in the worst kind of way. And while I'm back in Eden to make sure my uncle's horse ranch is operating in the black, the one thing I know I won't have to deal with is the man who'd been on the verge of stealing my heart 10 years ago. Because Xavier Price is still in prison for what he did and even if he weren't, he wouldn't be foolish enough to show his face in Eden ever again.  Right? Xavier Wrong. That's what returning to Eden after ten years behind bars feels like. But it wasn't like I had a whole lot of choices. And it wasn't like I was going to be handed any decent job offers, let alone my dream one of working with horses. But that's exactly what happened and now that I'm foreman of Black Hills Ranch, I'm not letting this job go for anything. Not even the spoiled little rich kid I'd thought was different when he'd glommed onto me 10 years ago.  I have no doubt Brooks Cunningham didn't wait long to move on to bigger and better things the second my jail cell was locked behind me, and that's just fine by me. I'd been wrong about the sweet, emotional boy who'd had a habit of wearing his heart on his sleeve anyway.  Except fate has decided to have another go at me by tossing Brooks right back into my sometimes too small world. Gone is the scrawny, stars-in-his-eyes nerd who used to do math problems just for fun. In his place is a gorgeous specimen of a man who thinks he can go toe-to-toe with me and once again destroy everything I've worked for.  Not happening.

©2019 Sloane Kennedy (P)2019 Sloane Kennedy

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Finding Home

4 ratings

Summary

"I've done everything wrong, Finn. From day one. It was the only way I knew how to be with you and still be worthy of you. But I see now that I never really was." (Callan)  Vengeance. It's the one thing on ex-cop Rhys Tellar's mind and he's spent every day of his two-year prison sentence planning how he'll bring down the former lover and partner who sold him out and cost four people their lives. A six-month parole stint working at the CB Bar Ranch in southwestern Montana should be the easiest thing he's ever done. But the last thing he expects is to feel something for both the charismatic ranch hand who befriends him and the enigmatic foreman who's pretending to be something he's not.  A future. That's what Finn Stewart wants, but to have it he must leave behind the man he wants above all others, his very straight boss and best friend, Callan Bale. As the only openly gay man in a small, homophobic community, Finn has to fight every day to be who he is and walking away is starting to seem like the easier path. Until Rhys Tellar shows up and changes everything.  A lie. Callan Bale's entire life has been about hiding the man he really is and it's about to cost him the one person who's managed to worm his way past the walls he's spent years putting up. But choosing Finn would mean giving up everything he's worked for and breaking the promises he's made. At least losing the younger man to Rhys means Finn can have the life he deserves.  Three men. Three choices. One chance at finding home.  Can be heard as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers.  This series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be heard in order, but it is not required.

©2015 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Finding Forgiveness

4 ratings

Summary

He was only there for a business deal.... A couple of days...that was all it was supposed to take for property developer Roman Blackwell to decide if the strip of land just south of Dare, Montana, would be the perfect spot for his next luxury resort. He wasn’t interested in repairing his frayed relationship with his half brother who’d moved to the small town a few months earlier, and he definitely wasn’t interested in doing anything more than scratching an itch when he checked out the gay club near his hotel. But when his plans for a quick hookup are waylaid after he steps in to save a young man being brutalized, Roman finds himself building an emotional connection he never saw coming. One bad decision changed everything.... College student Hunter Greene has spent 18 months trying to forget the one night he gave in to temptation and made a decision to hide one lie by telling another. But the guilt of knowing he shattered another young man’s life to protect his own secret shame is slowly destroying him, and he knows that soon even his spiral into a dangerous pattern of self-destructive behavior won’t be enough to keep his entire world from imploding. But the last thing he’s looking for is someone to save him.  But fate works in mysterious ways.... Forced to return to the town he grew up in, the last person Hunter expects to run into is the mysterious savior who changed everything with one soul-shattering kiss. While he can’t deny his attraction to Roman, Hunter knows that he’ll never be free to act on it and once Roman discovers the terrible secret he’s hiding, it won’t matter anyway. Because some things just can’t be forgiven.... Trigger warning: This book does contain multiple possible triggers for some listeners. Specifics can be found by utilizing the "Look Inside" feature of the Amazon Kindle e-book. Please note that reading what triggers are included may cause spoilers. Can be listened to as a stand-alone story - no cliff-hangers. This series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be listened to in order, but it is not required.

©2016 Sloane Kennedy (P)2020 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Freeing Zane

4 ratings

Summary

Zane doesn't do relationships and Connor is definitely the kind of guy who does...  Criminal defense attorney Zane Devereaux is on the verge of having everything he's worked his entire life for. He's on track to become his firm's youngest managing partner and he has enough money in the bank to ensure he'll never have to be at the mercy of anyone ever again. He's left his past exactly where it belongs and refuses to look back. And he sure as hell isn't going to risk a repeat of his former mistakes by letting someone as sweet, sexy and endearingly vulnerable as Connor Talbot into his life. His bed maybe, but not his life.  Connor Talbot has no regrets about serving his country, even if it did cost him more then he'd imagined. Two years after an IED took his leg and left him with permanent brain damage, Connor is still struggling to put his life back together, but he's managed to find a makeshift family in Seattle that helps ease the pain of losing his own at a young age. Unfortunately, a string of bad relationships and an abusive ex have taken their toll on Connor and he's given up on finding the lifelong partner he'd always envisioned he'd have. But a chance encounter with a man he has absolutely nothing in common with except for an intense, white-hot chemistry has him thinking that maybe a no strings, physical relationship is exactly what's called for.  What begins as two men meeting each other's needs between the sheets turns into something neither one was prepared for but the wounds of the past run deep and both men will have to decide if a future together will cost them too much or if what they could have together is worth fighting for.  Trigger Warning: This book contains references to abuse that may be disturbing for some readers.  Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhangers.  Barretti Security Series Book 1 - Loving Vin (M/F) Book 2 - Redeeming Rafe (M/M) Book 3 - Saving Ren (M/M/M) Book 4 - Freeing Zane (M/M)  The Barretti Security Series is a spin-off of The Escort Series and some of the characters from that series appear in this one so if you want to read the books in order, start with this series:  The Escort Series Book 1 - Gabriel's Rule (M/F) Gabe & Riley Book 2 - Shane's Fall (M/F) Shane & Savannah Book 3 - Logan's Need (M/M) Logan & Dom

©2015,2016,2017,2018 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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A Protectors Family Christmas

3 ratings

Summary

It's the holidays for a group of very special men who've managed to become a family in the last year and while all the guys are coming together to celebrate Hawke and Tate's upcoming wedding, a few of them have big plans of their own....   A change of plans.... Newlyweds Ronan and Seth are settling into married life as Ronan considers his return to medicine and Seth starts dreaming of a future that may include the pitter patter of little feet a lot sooner rather than later.   Building a future.... Knee deep in wedding preparations, Hawke and Tate are celebrating something even more important - Matty's final round of chemotherapy treatment. As they anxiously await confirmation that their son is finally in remission, both men strive to give their little boy a normal life including a new house, playdates with Matty's new best friend, Leo, and a new support system of men and women who are starting to seem a lot like family.   An important question to ask.... Meanwhile, Mav is looking to make things official with Eli despite the young man's busy schedule with medical school. But before he can ask the man of his dreams that very important question, he has to get past Eli's family first, including a posse of two overprotective fathers, several intrusive uncles, and a little girl who just wants to brush Mav's hair!   Figuring it all out.... With Memphis, Brennan and Tristan settling into their newfound relationship and our favorite threesome from New York visiting for the wedding, there are plenty of chances for old friends to connect and new bonds to be formed.   The best kind of chaos.... And of course, what wedding wouldn't be complete without a little drama including some white hot sexual tension between a not so old grandfather and a certain cocky bodyguard? Add in some more Barrettis, a couple of precocious kids, several dogs, one spoiled cat, and a gaggle of new, hot alpha men and you've got the perfect storm for a holiday that only the protectors could pull off!   Includes a special bonus scene at the end of the book!   Note: This is not a standalone story - it features previous characters from all of The Protectors series books. The Protectors series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be listened to in this order, but it is not required. I've also bundled all my books in listening order under the title: A Family Chosen: The Protectors and Barrettis.

©2016 Sloane Kennedy (P)2019 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Finding Peace

3 ratings

Summary

"I knew it would be like this...like finding something I didn't know was missing." (Luke) Note: New cover added 12/2016 but no new content Author Gray Hawthorne has it all and he’s on the verge of having even more. His best-selling detective novels are being turned into a movie series that will make him a household name and he’s rubbing a lot more than just elbows with Hollywood’s elite. Money, fame, and good looks mean an endless supply of men, both groupies and celebrities alike, which suits Gray just fine. He’s smart enough to know that his five minutes in the spotlight will be just that and he plans to enjoy every moment. Until he gets the devastating news that threatens to steal everything away... Army Ranger Luke Monroe lives and breathes the military. They’re the family he never had and a life without his brothers-in-arms is unfathomable. But the ultimate betrayal has Luke on the run and a twist of fate leads him to the small town of Dare, Montana to seek help from the foster brother who saved him once before. Only the brother he’s searching for isn’t the man he finds and he has no choice but to keep running. Until an encounter on the side of the road with a stranger changes everything. The last thing Gray wants when he seeks refuge at his cabin in the secluded Montana mountains is company but a run-in with the mysterious and very straight Luke has Gray offering the damaged soldier a place to regroup. And since a physical relationship isn’t even on the table, Gray finds himself enjoying something he hasn’t had in a long time...a real friend. But what happens when friendship just isn’t enough? When a man who’s only been with women begins to crave more? With one man running from his past and the other running from his future, will finding each other be enough to bring them peace? Can be listened to as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers. This series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be listened to in order, but it is not required. You can find the correct listening order at the beginning of each audiobook. I've also bundled all my series in the correct listening order under the title of A Family Chosen: The Protectors and Barrettis.

©2015 Sloane Kennedy (P)2019 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Forgotten: Luca

3 ratings

Summary

Luca  I left him behind because I had no choice.... That's what I keep telling myself, but it doesn't make it any easier to sleep at night...or to drown out the words he kept repeating over and over the day we'd met: I just want to go home. That was eight long years ago and I'd only known him as Billy, a terrified 14-year-old I'd had to leave behind to save someone else.  But his name wasn't Billy and he's no longer a frightened kid lost in a world where he was nothing more than a possession. His name is Remy, and while I didn't recognize him upon meeting him again, he sure as hell remembers me.  It would be easier just to turn my back on him a second time, especially since that's exactly what he wants, but there's no way I can let the tormented young man go. At least not without trying to make things right first. The problem is, even if I can make up for leaving Remy behind so long ago, I'm not sure I'll be able to walk away from him twice.  I don't know what that means, but I do know that it scares the hell out of me.  Because needing in my world comes at a heavy price...one that not even I can afford to pay.  Remy He gave me hope when I'd had none left, but he forgot about me just like all the others.... I fight. That's what I do. It's who I am.  But when Luca Covello walked into the dark, dirty room my captors were keeping me in so long ago, I'd already decided to do the one thing I hadn't in the three years since I'd been taken from my home and family.  Give up. Then he'd been there, like a bright light in a sea of darkness, and I'd had something new to fight for, to stay alive for...the day Luca came back to get me like he'd promised.  Except he never came.  And now, eight years later, he's decided he wants to play the hero and save me. Well, I don't need saving.  Not anymore...not ever.  Along with two years of sobriety under my belt, I've got a good job, a decent apartment, and I've managed to put my past where it belongs...in the past. No one, not even the gorgeous, mysterious businessman, is going to mess things up for me. If he's come seeking forgiveness, I'm fresh out.  And if he's come seeking something else...well, let's just say that when I'm done with him, there's no way he'll forget me this time around.

©2019 Sloane Kennedy (P)2019 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Revelation

2 ratings

Summary

"I trusted once. I won't make that mistake again..." An ugly childhood and devastating betrayal have left 25-year-old Cain Jensen scarred inside and out. Protecting himself means keeping everyone at arm's length and protecting others means never getting emotionally involved. In the three years since he's joined an underground vigilante group, every life he saves helps ease the guilt of the ones that were lost to him so long ago. So when he's sent to a remote cabin in the Cascade Mountains just north of Seattle to follow up on the disappearance of his boss's co-worker, his only thought is to see that justice is served, no matter what the circumstances. But nothing he's ever experienced has prepared the cold-hearted and very straight Cain for who he finds on that mountain...or the intense need to suddenly offer more than just protection. "I've finally managed to break free, but I've never felt more trapped in my entire life..." Ethan Rhodes has been running for six months, but it's never fast enough, it's never far enough. At 30 years old, the talented ER Doctor should be spending his days saving other people's lives, not worrying about his own. But he knows that the four years of physical and emotional abuse he's suffered at the hands of his volatile ex are nothing compared to what will happen when Ethan runs out of places to hide, especially after taking something from the man he once was sure would be the love of his life. A violent episode that has Ethan narrowly escaping death leads to a quiet cabin in the mountains where his battered body will have time to heal before he and the young girl relying on him need to run again. But everything changes with the arrival of a mysterious stranger who threatens to give Ethan something he'd finally accepted was gone forever...hope. "I didn't see this coming. I don't think he did either..." To get to the truth, Cain must first get through Ethan's defenses, but watching the other man's walls start to come down forces Cain to face his own past. And as the tremulous connection between the two men grows and gives way to something more, both will need to decide if they're willing to risk giving each other the one thing that has cost them so much in the past...trust. Will two men who've vowed never to let someone close again let down their guard long enough to find each other, or will they let their pasts determine their future? Trigger warning: Triggers for this audiobook can be seen ahead of purchase by utilizing the "Look Inside" feature or downloading the sample and scrolling to the specified page. Can be listened to as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers. The Protectors series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be read/listened to in order, but it is not required. You can find the correct reading/listening order at the beginning of each book. I've also bundled all my series in the correct reading/listening order under the title of A Family Chosen: The Protectors and Barrettis.

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2020 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Redemption

2 ratings

Summary

My job is to save lives. But what if the one that needs saving is the one I was sent to take? At 33 years old, Phoenix Jones once had a stellar military career ahead of him. But when tragedy struck his family, he walked away from the path he’d chosen to be there for the one who needed him most. Except fate is a bitch and when she once again takes Phoenix’s future in the cruelest of ways, he must find a new path. When a former army buddy introduces him to Ronan Grisham, the leader of an underground vigilante group, Phoenix knows he’s found a new family and nothing and no one is going to take that from him again. So when Ronan asks him to shadow a young man who participated in a brutal crime against Ronan’s husband, Seth, when he was a child and appears to be targeting him again, Phoenix doesn’t even hesitate for a second. Even knowing what he must do if the young man proves to have gone back to his old ways. Because family is everything... I can’t come back from what I did. I’m not sure I even want to... An ugly childhood left Levi Deming with little to do but dream of a day when he’d be free of his tormenters so he could carve out a simple life for himself, preferably somewhere far away from the family who never let him forget he was less than human. But one terrible choice at the tender age of 16 changed everything... Wracked with guilt for the role he played during a home invasion gone horribly wrong, a now 24-year-old Levi is trying to piece together a life where he can maybe do a little bit of good, even knowing it won’t make up for the lives he helped take and it definitely won’t give back the future he stole from the young man whose agonized screams still haunt him night after night. If it were only about him, he’d walk into the nearest police station and happily tell them to lock him up and throw away the key. But it isn’t just about him anymore... I expected to find a hardened criminal. What I found was something else entirely... With Ronan’s orders to terminate young Levi if he so much as even jaywalks, Phoenix expects an easy job with one clear outcome. But when a violent encounter forces Phoenix to interact with Levi, he quickly realizes the case might not be as black and white as he thought. Instead of finding a criminal with no conscience, Phoenix discovers a young man battling impossible odds and near crippling guilt. When his feelings of disgust and anger begin to fade and turn into something else, the would-be hitman is forced to make a terrible decision between the family he needs and the young man more intent on seeking judgement than redemption. Trigger warning: This audiobook contains multiple triggers which could also be considered spoilers. It can be read as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers. The Protectors series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be listened to in order, but it is not required. You can find the correct order at the beginning of each audiobook. I've also bundled all my series in the correct listening order under the title of A Family Chosen: The Protectors and Barrettis.

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2020 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Foreseen: Lex

2 ratings

Summary

Lex Even if I wasn’t losing my sight, I never would have seen him coming. I’ve known my fate for years, but I wasn’t willing to accept it. But as the light in my eyes dims a little more each day, I have no choice but to adapt. Or not. The secluded cabin in the north woods of Maine is supposed to be an escape. A place where I can figure out how to move forward with my life and to find out if I even can. But then, he shows up, and suddenly, I’m facing a new fight. Gideon He wants to be left alone? Fine by me. But I’m not going to watch him just give up. Wanting to be left alone - that’s something the guy and I have in common. But that’s about it. As far as I’m concerned, he’s just another rich city boy playing at living off the grid for a while. He’s got no idea what it really means to be alone.  My job is to take care of the cabin he’s staying in, and that’s it. It doesn’t matter that I can’t stop thinking about why he looks so damn broken or wondering why he stirs something inside of me I thought long dead.   But try as I might, I can’t stay away from him, just like I can’t watch him give up on himself. He may be losing his sight, but I won’t let him lose himself.  I won’t let him become like me... Note: Although this book is part of a series, it can be listened to as a stand-alone.

©2020 SK Publishing, LLC (P)2020 SK Publishing, LLC

Narrator: Michael Dean
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Finding Trust

2 ratings

Summary

He wanted a new beginning. What he got was a glimpse of a life he could never have...   Widower Dane Winters just wanted a new beginning for himself and his six month old daughter after his estranged husband's cold-blooded murder and moving to a small town in Southwest Montana seemed like a good place to start. But he never expected a favor for a friend to turn into a deadly encounter that puts him on a collision course with a mysterious stranger passing through town.   Former FBI agent Jaxon Reid stopped in Dare, Montana to right a wrong, not get caught up in the life of an uptight, country vet with a holier-than-thou attitude. But he soon finds himself drawn to the quiet, insecure single father who's trying to leave behind a life of pain and heartbreak.   Dane can't deny his attraction to Jax, but he knows that pursuing a relationship with the gorgeous, younger man will only end in heartbreak and turn him into someone he swore he would never be again. But when danger looms, he's forced to accept Jax into his life and home, along with the emotional vulnerability that being around Jax brings to the surface.   As their connection deepens, can Dane find the trust Jax needs from him in order to build a life together or will he let his past destroy his one chance at a real future?   Can be read as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers.   This series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be read in order, but it is not required. You can find the correct reading order at the beginning of each book. I've also bundled all my series in the correct reading order under the title of A Family Chosen: The Protectors and Barrettis.

©2015 Sloane Kennedy (P)2019 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Watch Me

2 ratings

Summary

Nikolai My rules when it comes to my job in personal protection are pretty simple:  Protect the client’s life, not their feelings. Don’t put hands on a client unless you’re getting them out of harm’s way. For God’s sake, don’t do something stupid like fall in love. Twenty-four hours after meeting Jude Archer, rules one and two are already out the window.  Thankfully, there’s no chance of falling for the callous businessman who cares more about his next deal than he does his own safety. Jude may have managed to make fools of all the guys his wealthy boss and rumored lover has hired to watch him, but he’s playing in the big leagues now. The son of a bitch might not value his life, but I’m pretty fond of mine. Time to teach the clueless Jude Archer a few hard lessons.... Jude My rules for success aren’t for everyone, but they should be. Work hard. When you’re on the verge of giving up, work harder. Life owes you nothing. You have to take what you want. For God’s sake, don’t do something stupid like get distracted by feelings. With just weeks between me and the closing of the deal that will give me everything I want, I don’t have time to worry about a supposed stalker who hasn’t had the balls to do anything more than send a few threatening letters to my wealthy boss. Sure, I sent a few so-called bodyguards packing. Even if I thought I was in serious danger, I can’t have someone watching me 24/7. My life works the way it does for a reason and no one, not even the gorgeous Russian ex-soldier who thinks he can scare me into submission, is going to change that. Nikolai Falkov thinks he has something to teach me? Yeah, good luck with that.

©2020 SK Publishing, LLC (P)2020 SK Publishing, LLC

Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
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Protecting Elliot: A Protectors Novella

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Protecting him was just to supposed to be another job. Until it wasn’t. Two years after surviving a brutal attack from members of his own unit, former Special Forces soldier Cruz de la Vega has found new purpose working for an underground vigilante group that offers justice when the law can’t. When he’s assigned to figure out who attacked a local gay rights activist, Cruz expects it to be just another job. But when it comes to protecting Elliot Wittier, he soon learns that the last thing he wants is for the intriguing young man to be just another job. At 25 years old, Elliot Wittier is well on his way to having the perfect life. As the head of a hugely successful investment firm and the founder of a prominent foundation, he should be on top of the world. But looks can be deceiving and Elliot knows how to play the game. With the fear of failing the two most important people in his life always at the forefront of his mind, Elliot keeps an iron-grip on the control that has served him so well in the past. But when a violent attack leaves him vulnerable, Elliot’s carefully constructed world starts to fracture. As he struggles to keep the threat under wraps, he’s thrown off guard when a gorgeous stranger takes an interest in him at a Halloween themed benefit. Throwing caution to the wind, Elliot decides to allow himself the freedom that being with the enigmatic Cruz de la Vega brings for just one night. But what happens when one night isn’t enough? Or when the past catches up with the present? Can what two men found in each other in just twenty-four hours really last a lifetime? Although it features several characters from my other books and is part of the “Protectors” world, Protecting Elliot is a stand-alone novella that can serve as a great way to get a feel for the Protectors/Barretti/Finding universe I’ve created. In regards to the timeline of events, Protecting Elliot occurs after Book 9 in my Protectors series, but it is not necessary to read/listen to any other books to enjoy this novella. I’ve specifically written this book to give new readers/listeners a chance to meet my guys and for loyal fans to check in with old favorites while still meeting a new couple.

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2020 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Discovering Daisy

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At nearly 40 years old, Cash Malloy has accepted that the lifestyle he and Sage, his partner both in life and on the job, live isn't normal but is what both men need to escape the darkness of their pasts. But he also knows that Sage's wounds run much deeper than his own and that there will come a day where what Cash can give Sage isn't enough anymore. And after meeting the young woman Sage has become enamored with, Cash knows that day is closer than ever. At 21, Daisy Washburne has found a new life working for an underground vigilante group. To the men she works with, she's Daisy, IT girl extraordinaire, but in the silence of her apartment, she’s just awkward, quiet, weird Daisy whose computer is her best friend and whose only link to the outside world are the voices of the men she's trying really hard not to think of as family. But it's one voice on the other end of the phone in particular that calls to her like no other and eases just a little bit of the loneliness that has consumed her since losing her mother to a brutal act of violence. In order to survive, Sage Brighton has had to learn how to be two different people. To most of the world, he’s happy-go-lucky, flirty, easy-going Sage. But to the one man who knows him better than anyone else, and yet still doesn’t really know who he is, Sage sees himself as nothing more than a fucked-up mess who takes more than he gives. Life without Cash isn't even a possibility for Sage, but he can't deny the pull young Daisy Washburne has had on him from the moment he hears her voice for the first time. Only in the deepest recesses of his mind does Sage allow for a world in which he can have both Cash and Daisy at the same time. Fortunately for Sage, the lines between fantasy and reality are miles apart - almost a thousand miles to be exact, since Daisy doesn't live anywhere near Cash and Sage's home in the Ozarks. But when a chance encounter between Daisy, Cash, and Sage in a motel just outside Seattle changes everything, the demons from Sage's past threaten to derail the life he and Cash have built together. When circumstances bring the trio back together, Cash sees an opportunity to give Sage what he needs, even if it costs Cash everything he's ever wanted. Only, he soon finds that Sage isn't the only one drawn to the quiet young woman who's good at being invisible. And he can't help but wonder if maybe the key to saving Sage isn't about Sage choosing who can give him a normal life. Because maybe normal isn't enough. Just like maybe one love isn’t enough...for any of them. Trigger Warning: This book does a possible trigger for some listeners . Specifics can be found by utilizing the "Look Inside" feature or downloading a sample and scrolling the page marked Trigger warnings. Please note that reading what triggers are included may cause spoilers. Please note that this is a MMF story AND is 45k words, hence the "novella" in the title! If shorter books are not to your liking, this book might not be for you! Although Discovering Daisy is part of the Protectors "world", it is not included in the official series, hence the lack of a series number. While you can listen to this book as a standalone, if you do want to listen to it in order with the Protectors series, it should be read after Book 5.5, A Protectors Family Christmas, as it takes place around the same time.   Also, this book contains some elements of domination/submission, but is not considered a BDSM book. The Protectors series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be listened to in order, but it is not required. You can find the correct listening order at the beginning of each book. I've also bundled all my series in the correct listening order under the title of A Family Chosen: The Protectors and Barrettis.

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2019 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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The Girl in the Love Song

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At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys.... Miller Stratton is a survivor. After a harrowing childhood of poverty, he will do anything it takes to find security for himself and his mom. He’s putting all his hopes and dreams in the fragile frame of his guitar and the beauty he creates with its strings and his soulful voice. Until Violet. No one expects to meet the love of their life at age 13. But the spunky rich girl steals Miller’s heart and refuses to give it back. Violet McNamara’s life hasn’t been as simple as it looks. Her picture-perfect family is not so perfect after all. Her best friend, Miller, is her one constant, and she is determined not to ruin their friendship with romantic complications. But the heart wants what it wants. As Miller’s star begins to rise to stratospheric heights, what will it take for Violet to realize that she’s the girl in all of his love songs?

©2020 Emma Scott (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Pretend You're Mine

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Landscape architect Devon Rhodes doesn't know what to think when he overhears a heated conversation in his new next-door neighbor's back yard, but when he decides to intervene, he definitely isn't expecting the encounter to change his life forever. Forced to retire from his career as a professional ballet dancer far too soon, Sebastian DeVille has moved to the quiet suburbs of San Francisco to figure things out and maybe get away from his poor decisions for a while. Well, one poor decision. His very married ex. An ugly argument with the man leads to an unlikely meeting with his sexy new neighbor and an unexpected Valentine's date that neither Sebastian nor Devon will ever forget. But can one night of pretend romance really lead to a lifetime of love? Although this is part of my Protectors universe, this short story can be listened to as a stand-alone. Please note that this story was previously part of a promotional giveaway, so it was intended to be a certain length. Although it is a complete story with an HEA, if you don't care for short stories, Devon and Sebastian's tale may not be for you.

©2019 Sloane Kennedy (P)2020 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Obsessed

Summary

I wanted him from the moment I laid eyes on him and from that point on, the question wasn't if I'd have him but when... Thirty-five-year-old Matias de la Vega is good at one thing and one thing only. Though he doesn't officially carry the title of killer when it comes to his role in an underground vigilante group, he's got no problem getting his hands dirty if it means getting justice for those who can't get it on their own. Such is the case when single dad Sam Wittier is confronted by a stalker bent on murder. While neutralizing the threat is all in a day's work for Matias, what comes after is anything but. Although Matias isn't particularly surprised by his attraction to the older Sam, his inability to walk away from the still-grieving widower is a complication. An unexpected and dangerous complication... Nothing about the mysterious Matias makes sense to me. The emotionally distant soldier says what he means and takes what he wants. And for whatever reason, what he wants is me. That should have me running for the hills. It should, but it doesn't... For 50-something Sam Wittier, life is as good as it's been since he lost the man of his dreams more than two decades earlier. After handing the reins of his successful business over to his older son, Sam is happy to settle into the quiet, simple life of being a full-time single dad to his newly adopted little boy. Unfortunately, life didn't get the message. After nearly losing everything to a deranged stalker, Sam finds himself face to face with a man who is anything but quiet and simple. There's no reason he should want the unpredictable, take-no-prisoners Matias in his life or his bed, but just like life, his body isn't getting the message. One night with Sam is all I need to get him out of my head for good. One night will be enough to end my obsession with him. It has to be... While Sam and Matias share a white-hot chemistry that neither has ever known before, that's about all they have in common. But as one passionate encounter leads to another and the line between obsession and need begins to blur, will Matias and Sam find that maybe they aren't so different after all? And what will that mean for the ghosts of the past that have haunted each man for so long? The ghosts that are willing to be buried as well as the ones that aren't... Although not required, it is highly recommend that you listen to Protecting Elliot: A Protectors Novella prior to listening to Obsessed. The audiobooks feature separate couples but overlap when it comes to timeline/plot.

©2020 SK Publishing, LLC (P)2020 SK Publishing, LLC

Narrator: Michael Dean
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Everything Is Illuminated

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“Imagine a novel as verbally cunning as A Clockwork Orange, as harrowing as The Painted Bird, as exuberant and twee as Candide, and you have Everything Is Illuminated.... Read it, and you'll feel altered, chastened - seared in the fire of something new.” (Washington Post) With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man - also named Jonathan Safran Foer - sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the unforgettable Alex, a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape and into an unexpected past. As their adventure unfolds, Jonathan imagines the history of his grandfather’s village, conjuring a magical fable of startling symmetries that unite generations across time. As his search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, until reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power. “A rambunctious tour de force of inventive and intelligent storytelling...Foer can place his reader’s hand on the heart of human experience, the transcendent beauty of human connections. Read, you can feel the life be." (Philadelphia Inquirer) Robert Petkoff has appeared on film and TV in Woody Allen’s Irrational Man,  Madm Secretary, Elementary, The Good Wife, Chappelle’s Show, and Law & Order. His Broadway credits include All the Way with Bryan Cranston, Anything Goes, Ragtime, Spamalot, and Fiddler on the Roof. Mr. Petkoff is an Audie and Earphones award winner.

©2002 Jonathan Safran Foer (P)2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
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Catching Orion

Summary

Previously published as part of an anthology. This short story was previously published as part of the Heart2Heart Vol 2 Anthology but is now being offered as a single title since the anthology is no longer available. Please make sure you haven't already purchased this story as part of that anthology unless your intent is to own two copies of the story. There is no new content. Ryan Dressed appropriately for quiet night at home? Check. Spoiled, needy cat present? Check. Gorgeous, mysterious stranger randomly showing up at my door claiming to have a date with me? Wait...what? Knox is exactly the kind of guy my ugly past has taught me to avoid, but when the heavily tattooed biker shows up at my door with flowers and a gentle touch, I'm kind of a goner. But agreeing to the blind date I knew nothing about is just the start of a crazy night of ogres, onions, wine and dangly bits. Way too many dangly bits. Knox I knew letting myself get set up on a blind date was a bad idea, but I can't deny that there's a little part of me that really wants to find Mr. Right. Especially after having been with Mr. Wrong for so long. And everything about Orion "Ryan" Abernathy screams right. But when the cute, young social worker has no idea who I am or what I'm talking about, I know we've both been set up. I fully expect my chance at finding out if Ryan is my Mr. Right to go up in smoke, but when he agrees to go out with me, I'm certain not even the hint of a haunted past can come between us. Problem is, it's not his past that comes between us, but a whole lot of naked old man. Leave it to me to manage to finally find Mr. Right only to scare him off when our first date goes oh so wrong. Or does it? Please note that this story was previously part of an anthology so it was intended (and required) to be a certain length. Although it is a complete story with an HEA, if you don't care for short stories, Ryan and Knox's tale may not be for you. This story was formerly titled Atlanta and was part of the Heart 2 Heart Vol. 2 Charity Anthology. There have been no changes to the content of the story.

©2019 Sloane Kennedy (P)2020 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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