Dangerous Lessons Falling in love had never been the plan. But when a powerful businessman takes an interest in Jamie how can he say no. Except Gou is no ordinary businessman. When the truth comes out, does Jamie run or chose to stay? And will he have a choice? Dangerous Love Gou's world is dangerous, Jamie knows this. Has experienced it first hand and yet he still promised to stay. A promise Jamie now wonders if he shouldn't have made. Kyoto might be quiet, for now, but Jamie knows it won't stay that way and he needs to decide if wants to be here when it returns. But the danger never left Kyoto. Gou kept it hidden, choosing to protect Jamie. And when Jamie is threatened by those behind the attacks in Nara, he decides not to tell Gou. When they realise their mistake will it be too late? Can they salvage the love they had or will those coming after Gou, win it all? Dangerous Life Gou is frightened. And with every step Jamie takes into his world, that fear grows. He wants Jamie by his side. He wants to keep Jamie safe. But how can he do that when Jamie is determined to be more than just a lover? Honour. Family. Trust. When danger strikes again, the decisions they make could end it all. Crossing the Line Brian is unashamedly Bi. He doesn’t see the point in hiding who he chooses to sleep with so long as they don’t expect a relationship. Brian doesn’t do relationships, long-term commitment or whatever you want to name it; the people he dated chosen for their usefulness – a judge’s son, a lawyer’s daughter – to help solve cases or make evidence disappear. Family comes first and keeping his father and his cronies out of jail is a fulltime job by itself. But when his best mate Jamie returns to New Zealand, he brings chaos to Brian’s world – Kennosuke Kitayama. Kennosuke tugged at Brian in ways he desperately wanted to deny; and it only got worse when he allowed himself to indulge in a summer fling. What harm could it bring? Wasn’t like Kennosuke would be here for long. Brian could have his fun, Kennosuke would leave and life would continue as normal. However, fate has other plans and so does his father.
Rueben Rueben would be the first to admit he was stubborn. He hated being told something wasn't possible when there was no scientific basis for their claims. So, when his peers told him searching for fossils in China wouldn’t be a worthwhile endeavour, instead of quitting Rueben doubled down his efforts to raise the necessary funds to travel there. But his arrival in Shanghai started with embarrassment and left Rueben fearing his distracted clumsiness had scared away his translator and guide, Yuan Xi, before they’d even left for their destination: the Taihang Mountains in Shanxi Province. Yet Rueben hadn’t imagined the most important discovery he'd make in those mountains would be about himself. An overwhelming and confusing discovery that had Rueben wanting to run... had him never wanting to leave Yuan's side. Yuan Xi prided himself on being a sought-after translator, capable of hiding his anger despite the way his European employers treated him and his countrymen. Knew how to keep a smile on his face while being treated like a servant; remaining invisible until needed. But this latest job could be hazardous to his health, and Yuan didn’t mean physically. The endearingly clumsy scientist employing Yuan made him question whether he wanted more than emotionless, casual relationships... and whether taking a risk with his heart might be worth it.
Sagaki Jun Sagaki had it easy, well as easy as things could be for a Yakuza. He oversaw a profitable area of Tokyo for the Imaida and looked on track to become the Boss. Eventually. One day in the distant future. And then he met Hisato Shibata and his whole world got turned upside down. The position he held, the respect he garnered taken from him along with his finger. But now he's paid his penance and the Shinjuku/Kabukicho area has been handed back to him, and everything should be heading back in the right direction. Except it isn't. And the one man he needs to rely on to stay alive just might be another undercover cop. Kirushima Kirushima joined the Tokyo Metro Police Force twelve years ago with a purpose, and it wasn’t cleaning the city’s streets of organised crime. Would’ve been a little hypocritical when he was in line to take over the leadership of the Yoong—the Korean group that controlled the port at Odaiba—one day. In the far future, once his current assignment was finished: rooting out the traitor within their organisation. He knew it was never going to be that easy. One assignment for the Metro and Kirushima’s world tilted as Sagaki Jin strode into his life, dragging him back into the shadows and putting his job at the Metro at risk. Put their fledgling relationship at risk too… Sagaki didn’t know Kirushima wasn’t an ordinary corrupt cop. But now his secrets out. A target is on his back and Sagaki’s as tensions within Tokyo grow. Kirushima needs to uncover who the traitor is before time runs out.
Rebellion 1899, political tensions are rising with the emergence of the Boxer Movement in Northern China, straining ties between the Chinese Imperial Government and the Eight Nations with stakes in the country. As a Captain in the Royal Marines, Alfred Cartwright is deployed to Shanghai, where he discovers more than he'd dared to dream of – Love. Not even the struggles with language or the fear of reprisals if their relationship is found out, can stop Alfred from falling for the Chinese man he encounters. But as the ant-foreigner sentiment of the Boxer Movement grows in strength, their relationship will be put to the test. Where do Alfred's loyalties lie? With the man he loves or his country, as they stand opposite each other on a battlefield neither can escape.