Novels

February 2014Riding Tall from Dreamspinner Press
Cover art by Leah Kaye Suttle

Sequel to The Fall

Joe Sutton and Scott Mackenzie have ridden off into the sunset, but they wake to the cruel light of reality. Joe loves his family, even with the addition of three neighbors orphaned by a house fire. He loves the land that has supported them for generations. While there’s plenty of room left in his heart for Mackenzie, Joe must make room for him in his life.

Tired of taking and determined not to depend on another sugar daddy, Mackenzie returns to modeling in the city, but the wild clubs he once loved aren’t home anymore. Yet things aren’t right back at the ranch either. Joe is no longer the man he knew. Before the love of his life reaches his breaking point, Mackenzie must convince Joe he’s not lazy if he takes a break and not weak if he needs a little help. Finding the balance between give and take might leave them time for happily ever after.

“It was beautiful and I was completely satisfied.” Four stars at Boys In Our Books.

From Dreamspinner Press.

December 2013The Fall from Dreamspinner Press
Cover art by Leah Kaye Suttle

Every relationship leaves something behind. Dumped by his sugar daddy, part-time model Scott Mackenzie somehow ends up owning an abandoned church in rural Ontario. He dreams of using it for gay weddings, even if he’ll never have one of his own.

Joe Sutton is trying to keep his family together after his parents’ deaths. Between the family ranch, his brother’s construction company, and commitments around town, he doesn’t have time for a relationship. But Mackenzie is hard to ignore.

As both men fight their growing attraction, challenges to Mackenzie’s business threaten their relationship. If he can’t make it work, he’ll have to crawl back to the city in defeat. But the only solution involves risking the ranch Joe loves, and each man has to decide how much he’ll sacrifice for the other.

“Kate Sherwood has a great talent to create the best family stories and the best characters and The Fall is no exception.” Five Stars at Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews.

“Recommended.” Four and a half stars at Reviews by Jessewave.

“I can’t wait to read the sequel to this novel…” A- review and “Desert Island Keeper” status at All About Romance.

“There has yet to be a Kate Sherwood book that I haven’t loved and The Fall is no exception.” Four and a half sweet peas at Mrs. Condit and Friends.

“I really enjoyed this book. The witty dialogue I associate with this author was there. The loved the characters. Sexy and fun read that I would highly recommend.” Four stars at Live Your Life, Buy the Book

“Have you ever read a story where you immediately fell in love with the characters and plot even if you can’t exactly pinpoint why? The Fall by Kate Sherwood is that story for me.” Five stars at Joyfully Jay.

From Dreamspinner Press.

Audiobook available at Audible.

April 2013
The Knight from Dreamspinner Press
Cover art by Aaron Anderson

Things were confusing enough before the revolution, when Adam Challoner was a rich idealist and Remy Stone a jaded prostitute. After months of fighting, Adam has risen to become the leader of the continent. Now he’s responsible for feeding his people and holding the country together.

But without a fight, without a purpose, Remy scrambles to find his place in the freedom of the postrevolution world. When his quest takes him away from the capitol, Adam can’t object. Remy was a slave before the revolution—Adam won’t deny him his freedom now.

Then an attempt on Adam’s life brings Remy back to his side. In his new role as bodyguard, Remy keeps his distance, but neither he nor Adam can ignore the connection between them. For them to be together, Remy needs to free himself from the damage inflicted by his past, and Adam has to fight through the restrictions of his present. But as the political situation deteriorates, Adam and Remy once again find themselves fighting for their lives—and for each other.

The Knight is a must read after The Pawn. It’s edgy and dark and takes place in a futuristic and dangerous world but I definitely recommend it.” 4.5 Sweet Peas at Mrs. Condit and Friends.

The Knight was a great continuation of The Pawn. I stayed up ’til two a.m. finishing it!” 4 stars at Live Your Life, Buy the Book.

“I will recommend this to those who love post revolution, political unrest, struggling relationships, assassination attempts, danger, nation unrest, smooth talking and a meeting of minds that leads to hot sex and a brilliant ending.” 4 hearts at MM Good Book Reviews.

Available wherever you buy e-books, including Dreamspinner Press.


The Pawn from Dreamspinner Press
cover art by Aaron Anderson

Adam Challoner was born a member of the wealthy elite, but he can’t forget that his power and comfort come from the suffering of the vast underclass—people oppressed by the very regime that keeps him safe. Living with that knowledge is uncomfortable to say the least. When Adam meets Remy Stone, his discomfort becomes intolerable.

Get in, seduce his target, give him all he could ever dream of, then get out—that’s Remy’s assignment. No man has ever been able to resist Remy before, but Adam Challoner is unlike any of Remy’s previous clients. In a world where Big Brother is always watching, Remy needs to perform his assigned duties in order to survive, but Adam seems to be as oblivious to that as he is to Remy’s charms.

Luckily, Remy’s determination to accomplish his mission piques Adam’s interest. But just when Remy’s hard work starts to pay off, a rebel bomb attack interrupts their would-be tryst. Unforeseen circumstances force them apart, then throw them back together. And just as they discover new reasons to live, they realize some things are worth dying for.

Reviews:

“I will recommend this story to those who love complicated relationships, damaged young men, feeling hope, secrets, intrigue and an ending that could be a new beginning.” 4 Stars from mm good book reviews

Available from Dreamspinner Press.

Shadow Valley from Carina Press

More het!

What could be worse than having a long-over affair with your boss—the governor—hit the headlines? Professional and personal exile. Banished from the state capital to ride out the media storm in Shadow Valley, Montana, Megan Archer is tasked with promoting cooperation between local police and the federal agents investigating the area’s drug trade.

When she’s rescued from a near-drowning by handsome Joe Cody, Megan thinks things might be looking up. Until she finds out that her savior is an alleged drug kingpin and head of a notorious crime family. Yes, Joe has an edge, but the attraction between them is too intense to resist. She refuses to believe that the guy who saved her is a criminal.

Megan has a responsibility to the law, but in this case a job well done might mean Joe’s downfall. And as Megan uncovers more secrets, it becomes clear that Joe’s not the only one in town who can’t be trusted. Something’s rotten in Shadow Valley…

Available from Carina Press, Amazon, ARe, and in an audiobook version too!

Poor Little Rich Boy
Cover art by April Martinez

Nick Colton was a spoiled rich kid when he ran away from Seattle, leaving his best friend and lover Alex Diaz behind. Ten years later, he’s back.

He says he’s there to donate bone marrow for his half-sister, but Alex knows there’s more to it than that. Alex wants to protect himself and everyone else from Nick’s plans, but he needs to spend time with the man in order to figure out what he’s up to. And the more time they spend together, the more Alex realizes that his own attraction to Nick is far from resolved.

Nick is bent on revenge, Alex is trying to maintain his straight and conservative lifestyle, but neither of them can forget what they used to have and what they might, someday, be able to have again.

“Poor Little Rich Boy is a wonderful, oddly romantic story of love, determination, and forgiveness.” Four stars at Reviews by Molly.

Available from Amazon, ARe, and wherever else fine Romances are sold.

Beneath the Surface from Dreamspinner Press
Cover art by LC Chase

When Peter Carr’s company sends him to Southwestern Ontario to sweet-talk the town into agreeing to a gravel quarry proposal, he welcomes the challenge. Technically he’s a lawyer, but really he’s a problemsolver. He just never expected the problem to be Caleb Sinclair, the passionate but introverted artisan carpenter who lives next to the proposed quarry site.

“Know your enemy.” That’s Caleb’s philosophy. And trying to turn fertile farmland into a gravel pit earns Peter the title of “enemy.” Caleb loves that land, and if he has to make peace with his homophobic neighbors to make war on Peter, so be it. Except knowing his enemy doesn’t turn out anything like he expected. Peter’s not the fairy-tale monster—he just might be the first step to happy ever after.

Reviews:

“If you like novels with characters who have real depth to them, who grow and change so slowly that you almost miss it if you blink, and if you like delving ‘Beneath the Surface’ of situations and people, you will probably like this book as much as I did.” Rainbow Book Reviews.

“The story was engrossing, and I enjoyed it from beginning to end.” 4.25 stars at Reviews by Jessewave.

“This is a remarkable story by this author and one I must say has impressed me very much.” 4 Hearts at Hearts on Fire Reviews.

“I loved everything about this book…” 5 Sweet Peas and a “Recommended Read” from Mrs. Condit and Friends Book Reviews.

Available from Dreamspinner, Amazon, ARe – everywhere!

Sotto la superficie by Kate Sherwood Italian TranslationItalian Translation available as an e-book.

Shining Armor LGShining Armor from Liquid Silver Books
Cover art by April Martinez

My first het story!

Twelve years ago, Mark McCormick escaped an abusive home and a town that had turned on him. Now he’s back for Meg, the sister he left behind.

She’s been seriously injured in a car accident, and somebody needs to look after her small children and struggling business. Tara Hudson is an expert on the kids and the business; she could make things easy for Mark, if only she didn’t hate him.

Forced to work together, Mark and Tara become a team, and then something more. But there’s still a lot of anger and distrust between them. Mark was hurt when Tara’s family, along with everyone else, believed the worst of him twelve years earlier. And Tara still carries the pain of his departure; he’d been her first crush, maybe even her first love, and she’d felt betrayed when he left without a backwards glance. They could be something special, now, but only if they’re both able to let go of the past. Can they shed the armor that’s keeping them from truly loving each other?

Reviews:

“What a charming romance filled with a bit of turmoil….This is a book worthy of your bookshelf.” Four cups at Coffee Time Romance.

Available from Liquid Silver Books, Amazon, ARe… everywhere, really!

Of Dark and Bright LGOf Dark and Bright from Dreamspinner Press
Cover art by Justin James

Jeff, Evan, and Dan have been living happily together for the past two years. They still have problems, especially between Evan and Dan, but they’re mostly able to convert the interpersonal disagreements to sexual tension—and then resolve it—so nobody’s complaining.

Then Dan’s long-lost sister shows up seven months pregnant and on the run from the law, and the situation goes from complicated to overwhelming. Jeff and Evan want to help, but with Evan fearful for his own sister’s safety and Jeff struggling to keep his health issues under wraps, they’re a little distracted. As Dan’s sister struggles with her past, Evan’s seems intent on gambling with her future. With emotions and family ties pulling them in different directions, the threesome have to hold together—or the people they love may tear them apart.

Reviews:

“This was a very good book!” Four hearts at MM Good Book Reviews.

“The story gave me a lot to think and worry about, meanwhile Kate Sherwood remains one of my must buy authors.” Four stars at Reviews by Jessewave.

“I’ve enjoyed all the books in this series but I think this one is my favorite.” Four nymphs at Literary Nymphs Reviews.

“These men feel like family to me now – I get them, don’t like everything about them but love them just the same. I’d say that makes for a perfect read.” Five chocolate-dipped strawberries (I think this is my favourite rating system!) at Guilty Indulgence Book Club.

Available as an e-book or paperback from Dreamspinner Press, or wherever fine m/m romances are sold on-line.

Shying Away from Dreamspinner Press
Cover Art by Catt Ford

Quinn Donahue will do anyone once, so when Aaron Miller spots Quinn making his moves in a Vancouver gay bar, Aaron thinks he’s found just the guy to relieve him of his unwanted virginity. Quinn, however, has apparently decided to make an exception to his usual open-bed policy. He may be an unrepentant connoisseur of one-night-stands, but he’s not going to disappoint a sweet kid like Aaron by giving him a hot night and then leaving while the sheets are still warm.

After Quinn takes a job at Aaron’s family horse farm, Aaron spots both the demons and the decency that drive Quinn’s frequent brush-offs, and it makes Aaron want him even more. But Quinn is determined that Aaron won’t go home with a man who doesn’t deserve him, so he starts sending likely candidates Aaron’s way. It takes a grim act of sacrifice for Aaron to realize exactly why Quinn’s been so skittish, and he’ll have to keep a firm grip on the man of his dreams to keep Quinn from shying away.

Reviews:
“What really drew me about the story is the characterization – how Quinn and Aaron “dance” around each other and how they are slowly in some ways, quickly in others drawn together and how they work things out. The humor that intersperses the heavy moments makes the story work.” Five Stars at Night Owl Reviews.

Available as an e-book or paperback from Dreamspinner Press or wherever fine m/m romances are sold online! Also see the short story sequel, “New Tricks”. And don’t forget the AUDIOBOOK! (my first one!)

Sfuggente By Kate Sherwood Italian TranslationItalian translation available as an e-book.

Rehuir by Kate Sherwood Spanish Translation Spanish Translation available as an e-book.

Lost Treasure from Dreamspinner Press
Cover art by Dan Skinner

When Kyle Champlain’s grandmother, Molly, passes away, he returns to Wetlake, Canada, to settle her estate. Kyle spent his summers in Wetlake as a child, and now he has the chance to renew his acquaintance with some old friends, including Ryan Summers, before going home to Chicago. But when Kyle tries to pressure Ryan into a business decision, their renewed friendship—and any possible attraction–is almost immediately on the rocks.

As Kyle begins to deliver the personalized bequests from Molly’s will, he meets an odd assortment of people from all walks of life and realizes he has a lot to learn about living and love. But he’ll have to fight his parents, suspicious beneficiaries, and Ryan’s fears if he plans to stay in Wetlake.

Reviews:
“This was a charming tale about a first love, a lost love and a love that was found again.” Four and a Half Stars at Michelle’n'Jeff Reviews

“The characters were well written, normal everyday people and easy to identify with. The secondary characters are also well written and add much to the enjoyment of the story. Even the cat was given a distinctive personality that I found amusing.” Four and a Half Stars at Dark Diva Reviews.

“hough the setting makes this a perfect beach read, I’d suggest that you not wait until next summer, read this one soon.” Four Hearts at Hearts on Fire Reviews.

Available as an e-book or paperback from Dreamspiner Press, or wherever fine romances are sold on-line.

Trifecta from Loose Id
Cover art by April Martinez

Mark and Alistair think they’re happy with their open relationship — they can have all the anonymous sex they want, and still come home to each other for love and affection. That changes when they discover that they’ve both hooked up with the same guy, and, worse, that they’re both falling for him.

Tyler is a take-it-as-it-comes type, happy to coast through life on his good looks and charm. He doesn’t have ambitions and doesn’t make plans, but when he finds himself involved with Mark and then Alistair, he starts wishing that he could have something more long-term.

Nobody has any doubt that sex between the three of them would be fantastic, considering how hot things are when there’s only two involved. But can they make it something more? Is the threesome destined to be a scorching memory, or can they find a way to overcome their challenges and hit the trifecta?

Reviews:
“Trifecta is a wonderfully written story that actually makes a menage relationship convincing and where each of the men fit together like pieces of a puzzle.” Bittersweet Reviews

“I really enjoyed this story, I’m very glad I read it, and I’m very happy to recommend it to DA’s readership.” Dear Author reviews

“Trifecta is a hot, delicious ménage.” Whipped Cream Reviews

Available from Loose Id or wherever fine e-books are sold! And as of February 2012, it’s also available as a print version, through Amazon and probably other distributors as well!

Out of the Darkness from Dreamspinner
Cover art by Justin James
Sequel to Dark Horse

“It’s hard enough with two people. Throwing a third into the mix is… I don’t know, doesn’t it seem like we’re asking for trouble?”

It hasn’t been easy, but horse trainer Dan Wheeler is beginning to build a new life for himself, finding his place in California with his lovers Evan Kaminski and Jeff Stevens. When things are going well, it’s spectacular: there’s affection, humor, and passion. But things don’t seem to go well all that often.

Dan continues to struggle with the loss of his previous lover and sometimes doubts that he even deserves to be happy; Evan is jealous of every rival for Dan’s attention—including Jeff; and Jeff worries that he’s too old for the younger men and wonders if he should bow out completely. Despite his resolutions, Dan has grown attached to the other two men, but he’s not sure that’s enough. He knows that it hurts to be together—he needs to decide whether it would hurt even more to be apart.

Reviews:
“Kate Sherwood delivers great characters, great settings, and perfectly balanced writing ~ a fabulous polyamourous novel.” Five Stars at Rainbow Reviews

Out of the Darkness by Kate Sherwood is an outstanding conclusion to Dan, Evan, and Jeff’s love story. I highly recommend both it and Dark Horse. Ms. Sherwood has firmly established herself as one of my favorite authors, and I cannot wait to read her next novel. ” Five Ravens at Black Raven Reviews

“This series of books is like crack. I can’t get enough.” Five Flowers at My Fiction  Nook

Available as an e-book or paperback from Dreamspinner Press, or wherever fine romances are sold online.

Feuerfuchs - Der Außenseiter Bd. 2 by Kate Sherwood German TranslationGerman translation available as an e-book.

 

Dark Horse from Dreamspinner Press
Cover art by Justin James

Dan thinks about just driving, leaving the whole mess behind. He’s got enough money. He could just arrange to get his stuff and his horse shipped to wherever he’s going. Taking off is what he used to do when things got to be too much, and it worked pretty well, really.

Dan Wheeler thought he’d found lasting love and stability with his life and work partner, Justin Archer. But when Dan finds himself alone again, still working as a horse trainer for Justin’s parents, he has to find a way to accept that his perfect life is gone forever.

Then he meets billionaire Evan Kaminski, who arrives to buy a horse for his younger sister, and Evan’s lover Jeff Stevens, a horse trainer who seems to understand more than just Dan’s job. Struggling to deal with all the upheavals in his life, Dan finds himself drawn to both Evan’s mercurial passion and Jeff’s quiet wisdom. Is Dan strong enough to take a chance on new love, or would it be better—safer—for him to be alone?

Reviews:
“Ms. Sherwood does a simply superb job of developing all of the characters, but I was utterly amazed at how well she captures Dan. I was so totally in tune with his character that I felt his every emotion, agonized over every decision, and celebrated every triumph with him. Dan is incredibly multi-faceted, and he is just so real that I found myself captivated by him throughout the book. Dan has a fantastic group of friends, and I completely enjoyed his interactions with them.”
Five ‘Divas’ at Dark Diva Reviews

“Dark Horse neatly side-steps the false dichotomy between manly men manfully refusing to talk about girly feelings, and sensitive delicate flowers who want to do nothing but ~ Sherwood’s characters are nuanced, strong, capable, and conflicted, with very different comfort levels about how to even think about their emotional lives, shaped by their histories, their hopes, and their scars.It’s fabulous as a stand alone book, but I am really looking forward to the promised sequel.”
Four and a Half Stars at Rainbow Reviews

A Recommended Read at My Fiction Nook Book Reviews.

Available as an e-book or paperback from Dreamspinner Press, or wherever fine romances are sold online. Also available as an audiobook.

Un cavallo nell’ombra by Kate Sherwood Italian TranslationItalian translation available as an e-book.

Sombre est le cheval by Kate Sherwood French TranslationFrench translation available as an e-book.

Sturmrappe — Der Außenseiter by Kate Sherwood German TranslationGerman translation available as an e-book.

Caballo Oscuro by Kate Sherwood Spanish TranslationSpanish translation available as an e-book.

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