Openly gay Honolulu homicide detective and surfer Kimo Kanapa'aka investigates the murder of a young lesbian mother at the same time he and his partner consider having children themselves. Zero break refers to the deep-water location where waves first begin, often far offshore. For Honolulu homicide detective and surfer Kimo Kanapa'aka, it means his most dangerous case yet. A young mother is murdered in what appears to be a home invasion robbery, leaving behind a complex skein of family and bu... more info>>
Previous Book: Three Wrong Turns in the Desert Someone wants to kill cute, sexy gay pop star Karif al-Fulan, and it's up to bodyguards Liam McCullough and Aidan Greene to keep him safe. But will Karif destroy the burgeoning love between Liam and Aidan with his intimate advances? Between passionate romps in a private villa on the resort island of Djerba, off the coast of Tunisia, Liam and Aidan must face down bombs, guns, and the pressure of their own testosterone. Who's trying to run them off ... more info>>
Despite regular work-outs, out-of-shape computer geek Leo can't build the body he dreams of. Then he meets a strange old man who mixes up some magic pills, and Leo's body blossoms. But even though he's developing a killer body and having lots of great sex, he's not happy, until he begins to change his personality, too. Can becoming The Guardian Angel of South Beach, protecting the weak, weird, and drunk from predators, make him happy and help him hook up with Dan, the man of his dreams? Publish... more info>>
Mahu---a generally negative Hawaiian term for homosexuals---introduces a unique character to detective fiction. Kimo Kanapa'aka is a handsome, mixed-race surfer living in Honolulu, a police detective confronting his homosexuality in an atmosphere of macho bravado within the police force. A man of intelligence, strength, honesty, resourcefulness, and intense dedication to the people of Hawaii, Kimo is a hard-boiled hero you will never forget. Fast-paced, intricately plotted, thoroughly enjoyable... more info>>
Two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist Neil Plakcy returns to the Hawaiian Islands with a new mystery about blood ties in a state torn by ethnic tension. Openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa'aka must investigate a series of murders that threaten his own family as well as the citizens he struggles to protect. Billions of dollars are at stake in a fight over who the land of the Aloha State really belongs to. Is it the United States-- or the indigenous people of the islands, many of... more info>>
Mahu Fire begins six months after Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapaka'a's return to Honolulu from his undercover assignment on the North Shore. He's becoming more comfortable with his visibility as Honolulu's only openly gay homicide detective, including mentoring a group of gay teens. Kimo, his family and friends are attending a local charity event in support of gay marriage when a bomb disrupts the gala. Kimo is determined to find out who feels strongly enough against the issue to kill-... more info>>
Mahu Surfer, Neil Plakcy's second mystery novel, sends openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa'aka back to his surfing past. Rather than announce Kimo's public return to the HPD after the events of Mahu, his new boss asks the former competitive surfer to go undercover on Oahu's North Shore to find the killer of three young surfers. In his return to the North Shore, Kimo discovers trouble in paradise, from an epidemic rise in the use of crystal meth to increasing pressure on real esta... more info>>
When a Chinese teenager dies in a fire at a Honolulu shopping center, homicide detective Kimo Kanapa'aka must overcome his issues with his ex-boyfriend, fire inspector Mike Riccardi, to investigate an underworld of illegal immigration, gambling and prostitution. Fourth in the /Mahu/ series, /Mahu Vice/ is a ripped-from-the-headlines look at sexual obsession, the criminal mind, and the price of life in paradise. It's also a deeply romantic story of two alpha males struggling to find a way to lov... more info>>
Genre: LGBT Multicultural Cute, sexy party boy Adam Beller falls in lust with smolderingly handsome contractor Javier Castro over a bunch of stargazer lilies at the Publix grocery at the southern tip of Miami Beach. But can these two very different guys find happiness together, as Adam's business falls apart and the FBI begin investigating him, and Javier confronts the macho prejudice of his family and associates? Each man finds the other irresistible. But it's not easy falling in love in an A... more info>>
Sean McCartney gave up a computer career to work as a carpenter on South Beach, but the real estate downturn has left him unemployed and questioning his decisions. He's spending his free time in the pool with the other guys from the Miami Beach Gay Swim Team. The team's coach, Gaspar Fuentes, is single and forty-five, and feeling lonely at Christmas. So the guys decide to surprise him with a real Cuban Noche Buena, Christmas Eve. Because he has free time, Sean is roped into organizing with Magn... more info>>
Genre: LGBT Contemporary Series: Have Body, Will Guard; Previous Book: Teach Me Tonight As demonstrators and police spar in the streets of Tunis, bodyguards Aidan and Liam must protect Leila, a young girl whose mother has been taken into police custody. While the threats against her and her activist parents grow, hunky ex-SEAL Liam is stuck in the Tunisian countryside while teacher and novice bodyguard Aidan travels to France on his own with Leila. Liam must deal with his emotions once separate... more info>>
Junior is a wild and crazy construction supervisor who drinks too much, curses too frequently and never lets a woman get under his skin. Then, he meets the curvaceous Rhiannon who loves football, shoots a mean game of pool and has a little secret she's reluctant to share. Junior keeps chasing her like a hound in heat, until he discovers there's no crying in the game she's playing. And that's when the fun REALLY begins. A short story from our Candlelight literary romance line.
Series: Have Body, Will Guard; Previous Book: Dancing with the Tide Bodyguards Aidan Greene and Liam McCullough are hired to protect a spoiled teenager attending an English-language institute. Liam worries that Aidan loves teaching too much to commit to their bodyguard business -- but when things go wrong and Liam's sexy SEAL buddy Joey shows up to help out, career options become the least of their problems. Liam faces an opponent who represents his own dark side -- a soldier of fortune who is... more info>>
Yacht captain Rashid is immediately attracted to Bjorn, the sexy new sailor at the Miami Beach Marina-- but will Bjorn's secret destroy their budding romance? Is their romance just a quick sunset sail-- or is there a long-term berth for Rashid about Bjorn's catamaran, The Catbird Seat? This story comes from the same world as the novel GayLife.com.
Continuing the exploration of the father-son dynamic that he began in the short story AT THE DINER, author Neil Plakcy expands on the theme with a look at the lives of seven men in the town of Stewart's Crossing. Chuck longs to escape the rigidity of his life and working in his father's store. Charley fears for the loss of the family farm. Sandy is the one who got out of the small town, then chose to come back. Paul is losing his connection with his son. Harry worries that his son will change i... more info>>
Spencer and Armando have built themselves a beautiful world-- a two-story apartment atop a building they own on South Beach, full of sensual domesticity. But is that enough to keep them together, when things start getting stale, and they begin keeping secrets from each other? Can their love survive the handsome men and daring distractions of South Beach?
Richie and Gabe meet by accident---when one of Richie's two adopted sons beans Gabe in the head with a soccer ball. There's an immediate attraction---but Gabe, who's still a boy at heart, though nearing thirty, is reluctant to take on a ready-made family. That is, until he runs into Richie again and their mutual attraction takes over...