Aim High by T.A. Chase, Stephani Hecht, Morticia Knight, Jenna Byrnes, Sarah Masters & Megan Slayer
From Pride Publishing
M/M, Anal Sex, Masturbation
Novel (contains 6 short stories)
‘Possibilities’ by T.A. Chase
When Dixon and Carson meet during a hurricane, neither imagined that moment would be the beginning of a new relationship.
Dixon White owns Billy’s Diner in Brevard County, Florida—right down the road from Patrick Air Force Base. He serves a lot of the servicemen and their families who live and work on the base and does it in honor of his brother who served as a SEAL until a motorcycle accident ended his life. When Dixon finds himself stuck in a broken down car just as a hurricane hits the area, he’s not sure how’s he going to get home.
Master Chief Sergeant Carson LaSalle is headed to the base when he drives by Billy’s Diner. He sees Dixon’s car there and stops, checking to see if everything is okay. He takes Dixon home, but can’t stop thinking about him.
After the hurricane blows through, both men meet again and the sparks fly. Possibilities open up for them to have a chance at finding love. They just have to be willing to try.
‘Lonely Hearts and Yellow Ribbons’ by Stephani Hecht
Being apart from the one you love is the hardest thing to do, until you get them back to find they’ve changed…
PJ Ross Ervin is part of an elite force of rescue men from the Air Force. Only the best of the best make it through the program and get to wear the maroon beret. As such, he is proud of what he does and is happy to serve his country. The one drawback is that it takes him away from his long-time lover, Aden. Thankfully Ross’ deployment is over and he’s coming home.
Aden is excited to see Ross. But he can’t help but notice that his partner is having trouble adjusting back into the civilian world. Plus, there is the looming danger that Ross could be deployed again at any time. Will Ross have to leave to serve his county once more? And if so, can the pair survive the separation yet again?
‘Venetian Skies’ by Morticia Knight
No one wants to lose a love that’s meant to be. Air Force test pilot, Chris Pierce, returns to Italy to discover that second chances are the sweetest.
They had a love that was the real thing, but Chris, an Air Force test pilot, returns to Aviano Air Base in Italy to discover that the only man he’s ever loved is still there. Yet wasn’t that why artist Brandon had dumped him? Because he didn’t want to be tied down to one place or one person?
Brandon made a huge mistake. It wasn’t until Chris transferred out of the local military base that he realizes what they had together was the real thing. Even though he’s never settled in one place for very long, he couldn’t bear to leave the town of Aviano where he and Chris were so happy together.
Chris unexpectedly returns and Brandon is devastated when Chris rejects him out of anger. Can’t Chris see how much Brandon has changed in the two years they’ve been apart?
Second chances are the sweetest and love that’s meant to be doesn’t die. But when a MiG fighter jet gone rogue shoots Chris down, will their second chance be taken away forever?
‘Search and Rescue’ by Jenna Byrnes
Two parajumpers freefall into a stealthy relationship before considering how quickly it might come crashing to an end.
Airman First Class Matthew Billings has almost completed a grueling two year training program on his way to becoming a Pararescueman in the Air Force Special Operations Unit. On a mission to rescue a child lost in the Pecos Wilderness of New Mexico, he meets Master Sergeant Drake Bogart, a man who is as infuriating as he is handsome. When Matt spots the child and Drake gets the credit, sparks fly, in more ways than one. But with graduation just a few days away, is their fledgling relationship over before it even gets started?
‘Live for the Day’ by Sarah Masters
Loving your best friend is easy. Telling him you do…well, that’s the hard part.
Michael and Steven grew up together—just them, no girls allowed. They’d always planned to join the military, but when it came time to sign up, Michael couldn’t do it. For years, Michael has worried every time Steven is out in the desert, risking his life to serve and protect. He dreads the day Steven won’t come home.
Steven has been through a dreadful ordeal on duty, and while in the hospital, he’s had time to think about what’s important in life. He misses Michael—needs to get back home to be with him—and he has something he wishes to say, something he’s held inside as far back as he can remember…
When the two men reunite, revelations are the name of the game. There is no question they’ve always loved each other, but now that they have the chance to express that love, will they?
‘Lifetime Hitch’ by Megan Slayer
Sometimes the best laid plans are meant to be thrown way off course.
Hunter planned his life very well. He’s got his position in the Air National Guard, the family he’s always wanted and a life most people would love to have. Except he’s not happy. His friends all know his truths, but them knowing about his sexuality and him admitting it are two different things. Thankfully Ryder—his best friend—has always got his back.
Ryder has loved Hunter since they were in school. He wants to have more than Hunter’s back—he wants everything. Forcing his Guardsman to come out as a gay man wasn’t on his agenda, but Ryder isn’t above a bit of gentle nudging.
Will the things Hunter can’t control be his undoing, or will he accept who he is as well as the love he’s craved all of his life?
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And now an excerpt from Lifetime Hitch:
©Megan Slayer, 2015, All Rights Reserved
“I’m gay.” The two words held so much power. The weight had been lifted from his
shoulders. Someone other than Shelly knew his truth.
Ryder grinned. “Congratulations.”
“Was it this scary when you told me?”
“Terrifying.” Ryder’s smile grew. “But I had this great friend sticking beside me.” He
grabbed Hunter’s hand, squeezing his fingers. “I’m here for you.”
“Ryder.” Hunter glanced at their entwined hands. “I’ve been so scared to tell you. I’m
supposed to be tough. The protector, not a pansy.” He shook his head. “Rumors don’t bother
me, but what if the people around me realize I’ve been lying about myself and think I’ve lied
about other things?” He scooted closer to his friend. “You were right all along. I wasn’t true to
myself. I was living a comfortable, easy existence and dying inside.” A cry ripped from
Hunter’s throat. All the frustration and pain pent up for the last fifteen years broke free. He
released his grasp on Ryder’s fingers, then touched his best friend’s cheek.
Sparks shot from his fingers and blood surged below his belt. Hunter licked his lips. What
would Ryder taste like? And why was he thinking, not acting? He bridged the gap between
them, eye to eye with his best friend. The amber flecks in his eyes sparkled. A fine sprinkling
of hairs dusted Ryder’s cheeks and chin.
“Kiss me, Hunter.” Instead of waiting for Hunter to take the lead, Ryder snagged his
mouth for the kiss. The moment their lips touched, Hunter’s fears subsided. He knew all along
he liked kissing guys, but kissing Ryder was a special kind of sexy. He pushed the connection
further, sliding his tongue along the seam of Ryder’s lips. When Ryder opened to him, he
Without breaking the kiss, Hunter dragged Ryder onto his lap. He thrust his fingers into
his friend’s hair. Chest to chest and groin to groin, this was where he belonged. He tangled
their tongues, tasting the tangy beer.
His jeans stretched tight over his cock with delicious pressure. Hunter let go of Ryder’s
hair, then shoved one hand up under his shirt. He smoothed his fingertips over the dips and
valleys of Ryder’s torso. His skin sizzled. Why had he waited so long to cross this line?
Ryder gripped Hunter’s shoulders and rocked his hips. “Jesus,” he said, panting. A fine
sheen of perspiration glittered on his neck and temple. “You’re dangerous.”
“I want you.” Hunter popped the button on Ryder’s jeans, shoving both hands beneath
his waistband. “So much.”