Bio: "New Frontier" is Pepper Espinoza's first published novel, but she has published several poems and short stories previously. She is also working to complete several other novels, a screenplay, and a play. Writing is her passion, and she loves exploring new worlds, new characters, and new genres. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and her two cats, Willow and Tara. She will be completing her B.A. in English in May and hopes to attend graduate school in the fall.

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I'll Come To You By Moonlight [The True Story of the Highwayman]
The story of The Highwayman is a classic story of love and betrayal. In "The Highwayman Revisited", this classic tale is expanded to include Bess's passionate relationship with the Highwayman, their fervent romance, and their plans for a future together in America. Nothing can come between them or their devotion, not even the betrayal of her childhood friend, Tim the Ostler, who cruelly turns on the lovers due to his obsession with Bess. This shocking betrayal forces Bess to do everything in her... more info>>
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Sagittarius: Mr. November [Boys Of The Zodiac]
Patton Cooper won three national championships as the starting quarterback for the Los Angeles Marauders, but that didn't stop them from trading him to Phoenix without so much as a warning. At thirty-two, he finds himself weighed down by old injuries and forced to start over again as a backup quarterback for an untried rookie. Deeply hurt by the betrayal of both his team and his ex-lover, Patton keeps to himself and takes what solace he can in football. Cornerback DeShawn Jones has loved two th... more info>>
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Surrender's Edge
Geoffrey Kirk has been in love with his best friend, Nash, since almost the moment they met. Convinced that Nash would never return his feelings, he forced himself to move on, and fell for his assistant, Sunny. Despite his strong feelings, he never acted on them, and when he discovered Sunny and Nash together, he thought he lost his chance for happiness forever. Until Sunny and Nash make it clear that he hasn't lost anything...and he still has a great deal to gain... [Genres: Contemporary / Mena... more info>>
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Uniform Appeal
A Dreamspinner Press Anthology Everyone loves a man in uniform. From the Armed Forces to civil service, it's often a matter of logistics to balance work and love in life, and these men are specialists, up to the task of finding romance amidst crime, fire, and military service. Chasing Jamie by Eric Arvin Famished by Lou Harper Delayed in San Diego by Pepper Espinoza Hot Stuff by Maria Albert Duty by Emily Moreton Discovering Columbus by Shae Connor Fire House Flame by Paul Taylor Sold! By K.R... more info>>
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(Just Like) Starting Over
After a horrible car accident, Guillermo "Guy" Rivera doesn't even remember who he is. Suffering from amnesia, bound to a wheelchair with a broken arm and a broken leg, he relies on his in-home caregiver, Dane Mathis, to help him with everything from bathing to eating. Guy wants Dane to be more than just a caregiver, but Dane keeps his distance. Six months after their relationship ended, Dane Mathis drops everything to help Guy put his life back together. It's difficult to treat Guy like a stran... more info>>
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A Busted Afternoon
It's June, 1972, and the Vietnam war overshadows Ed Sorenson's life. Barely out of high school, and there's nothing ahead of him except war and death. On a whim, he packs up his old station wagon with California in mind. He invites his friend, Sammy, to join him on his journey, never expecting the other man to jump at the chance.The station wagon barely makes it as far as Nevada. It dies on the shoulder during a freak summer thunderstorm, trapping the two young men, and giving them no choice but... more info>>
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A Farewell To Angels
The best way to say goodbye is to show them how you really feel... The last thing Rachel wants to do is say goodbye to her best friend, David, on the night before he ships out to Afghanistan. David is a pilot in the Air Force, and they all knew the time of his deployment would come, but nobody is emotionally prepared. David's wife, Jade, is miserable and frightened. Rachel's husband, Ian, hates to see his wife so heart-broken, especially since David is his close friend, too. Before David leaves ... more info>>
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And To Hold
Can an unorthodox solution relieve the tension between a bride and her impotent groom? Mari is deeply in love with her husband, Justin. But shortly after their marriage, a tragic accident leaves Justin impotent. The newlyweds do their best to work around the problem, but no matter what they try, Mari remains unsatisfied. Until Justin brings home his best friend, Paul... Genres: Contemporary / Menage (M/M/F) / Bisexual Activity (M/M)
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Bus Stop
What starts as a friendly gesture can lead two men to their destinies...with each other... Patrick Curtis has been living in Rome for several months, but due to the stress at work and his own shyness, he's never been able to connect with anybody. One rainy morning, however, a stranger interrupts Patrick's loneliness by graciously offering to share his umbrella at the bus stop. Lealdo Fanucci is charming and gorgeous, and a smitten Patrick is left to wonder if there could be anything more betwe... more info>>
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Elected
Can a Republican strategist and a Democratic news producer look beyond their differences on election night? Owen Horn, former Democratic strategist, is more than a little invested in the current presidential election. But on the night of the election, he has other things on his mind. On the surface, Sam Delgado, key Republican strategist, is everything that Owen detests. He's on the wrong side of the conservative spectrum. He takes his marching orders from a man Owen disagrees with on every sing... more info>>
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Falling in Controlled Circumstances
What would you dare for a free fall of desire and passion? For four years, Gregory Jackson and his partner, Cambridge police chief Phillip Baker, have enjoyed a committed relationship. Neither suspect there's something missing in their lives. Until one fateful day when Phillip has a close call while on duty--and Gregory's flat tire puts him squarely in the glide path of dangerously charming American pilot Jim Tennant. While Jim's in town to fly prototypes at the local air force base, Greg strugg... more info>>
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Forward Progress
Sequel to Fumble Recovery... It's been eight months since Melanie Smith met Wildcat's quarterback Derek Fox. They shared a night she'd never forget, but she thought that would be all between them. Until Derek invites her to the season opener in California. Does he just want another wild night with his biggest fan? Or has he invited Melanie because he has something more permanent in mind? Genres: Contemporary / Sports / Athletes / Exhibitionism / Public Places
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Four O'Clock
Johnny Leach has a good life. He's married to Elizabeth, a woman he loves, he lives in a quiet frontier town, and he owns a successful saloon. In some ways, it's a better life than he might deserve. Still, he keeps the past firmly behind him, not because of what he's done, but because of who lurks there...the man he rode with for ten years...a man a part of him still loves...A man who rides into town one morning without warning.Brody James is running from his own past, and his ultimate goal is S... more info>>
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Fumble Recovery
Melanie Smith has followed football her entire life, and is a long-time fan of the California Wildcats. When they lose the world championship in the final seconds of the game, she is devastated. But not as devastated as Derek Fox, the Wildcats' handsome and sexy quarterback. A chance meeting brings Melanie and Derek together, and after the disappointing loss, they turn to each other for comfort in the long and steamy night ahead... Genres: Contemporary / Sports
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Gemini: The Wicked Things [Boys Of The Zodiac]
Travis Olsen doesn't believe in fairy tales. When his mother warns him to be careful of the black dog that haunts the Quantock Hills, he brushes her off. Even after he meets the black dog, he's convinced the animal is just a stray and not a ghost of any kind. But when the legendary black dog turns into a man, Travis has no choice but to admit it's possible that all the old stories about the woodland are true. In order to save his mother's life from a powerful witch, Travis plunges into a world ... more info>>
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Hearts Afire November
To Heaven Resembled -Pepper Espinoza - Firefighter Lance Stuart is minding his own business when a man on the street stops him with a simple expression of gratitude. He falls into the conversation with the man, and learns that Jakob is far more than what one might expect from a busker. For starters, he's gorgeous. He's also funny, charming, and flirty. Lance immediately wants to get to know him better. Jakob Fox spends his days performing on the sidewalk and his evenings in various coffee shops ... more info>>
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If All The Sand Were Pearl
Love?or freedom? A Calling of Souls story As a youngest son, Jag Martin has eagerly walked a life-long path toward the priesthood. Then his once-great family falters under a mountain of debt. Their only hope--marry Jag off to an appropriately wealthy suitor. Brace Rivers desperately wants more than just a short fling. However, his economic and political reality makes finding an appropriate male partner next to impossible. When the Martin family offers Jag's hand, it's a dream come true. But h... more info>>
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Mad World
Mutilated corpses litter Pomona, California, and Detective Jason Squires is pressured to find a killer who leaves no evidence. His private life is a nightmare as well. Estranged from his wife, he finds himself in the grip of growing obsession with young prostitute, Daisy Winters. As Jason and the killer dance around each other, Jason is increasingly distracted and frustrated by Daisy, who never loses control in their mercurial, violent relationship. Daisy, who is willing to do whatever it takes ... more info>>
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Mad World [A Torrid Special Edition]
Mutilated corpses litter Pomona, California, and Detective Jason Squires is pressured to find a killer who leaves no evidence. His private life is a nightmare as well. Estranged from his wife after the death of their infant son, he finds himself in the grip of growing obsession with young prostitute Daisy Winters. As Jason and the killer dance around each other, Jason is increasingly distracted and frustrated by Daisy, who never loses control in their mercurial, passionate, and violent relations... more info>>
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Making Waves
Andy Smith is just trying to do a good deed when he takes his sister's fiance home from a bar. After all, Scott Huxley is a major Hollywood star, and one drunken picture two nights before his wedding could be a huge embarrassment. The two men have nothing in common except an intense attraction. An attraction neither want to acknowledge. Andy doesn't want to betray his own sister, and Scott's secret runs so deep he can't even be honest with himself. But it doesn't take Andy long to learn that he ... more info>>
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Maybe I'm Amazed
A man with a dark secret and a woman without a heritage fight to have it all even as the world tries to tear them apart... Malachi Hawkins left his home to move west as soon as he was old enough. Running from a family secret that he can never escape, he takes a job on the ranch of an old family friend, Lee Rose. The first night he's there, he meets Christian Rose, Lee's foster daughter, a young woman of mixed Comanche blood. They call her a savage and treat her like the family slave, but Mal doe... more info>>
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My Only Home
The night before Noah Hill left his hometown of Mountain View, he had a drunken sexual tryst with his best friend, Lucas Wesson. Deeply in the closet, Noah is horrified at his behavior, and terrified of what Lucas would think of him. He left the next morning without saying goodbye, and effectively cut off all ties. He returns five years later to help his father, and runs into his old best friend almost as soon as he reaches town. And nothing has changed. He still loves Lucas, and he still can't ... more info>>
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Peanut Butter Kisses
Josh Boothe is one of the best pastry chefs in the nation, but he chooses to work as Peter Summers' assistant, creating elaborate and beautiful pieces of art from sugar. He knows Peter is the best, and he wants to do everything possible to ensure Peter earns the gold medal he deserves at the California Confectioners Pastry Competition. Unfortunately, they've placed second three years in a row, and Josh fears Peter will find a new assistant. But Peter has no interest in getting rid of Josh. In fa... more info>>
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Pisces: From Behind That Locked Door [Boys Of The Zodiac]
It's not easy being a gay man in Utah, but it's even more difficult when you're young and overweight. Jay has never fit in with the general "club culture" and he knows he'd never be attractive enough to catch a one-night stand, much less a boyfriend. Losing himself in books and school alleviates his loneliness, and he doesn't waste time dreaming about what he can't have. Until he meets the new director of the GLBT Center on campus and promptly falls in love--against all common sense and logic. ... more info>>
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Quarterback Sneak
Can an athlete overcome his greatest challenge yet for the only man he's ever loved? The headline "Quarterbacks Garnett, Patton, Rumored to be Gay" greets Cache Garnett the morning after he wins the football championship, and defeats his biggest rival, Eric Patton. Facing a potentially career-ending knee injury, the last thing Cache wants to deal with is speculation about his personal life. If the injury doesn't end his career, the swirling rumors could. Especially since all the speculation and ... more info>>
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