(cover art by Christy Caughie)
At first glance, Cade and Aiden hardly seem like a match made in heaven. Their worlds couldn’t be further apart. Cade is quiet, serious, and determined to succeed; Aiden’s a party-loving frat boy. Cade comes from a rough home and worked hard to get the scholarships that make it possible for him to attend college; Aiden’s had it all thrown in his lap by supportive, kind, and wealthy parents. Cade wants nothing to do with Aiden, but from the moment they meet, Aiden is determined to find a way to bring their different worlds together.
Aiden manages to persuade Cade he’s a decent guy, and a tentative friendship becomes much more. But a trip to Aiden’s family cottage puts Cade in the path of a ghost from his past, and a dark secret he never expected to face again. Cade did what he had to do to escape his dead-end life, but now he sees he didn’t leave it as far behind him as he thought.
“Romantic, sexy, heartwarming, and such a fun read. I will keep this one loaded on my kindle to revisit.” Five Stars at MM Good Book Reviews.
“This is a touching story that will remind readers about the importance of communication and the healing power of love.” Four Stars at RT Magazine
“The story oscillates between touching sweetness and a level of angst that was almost hard to bear. I couldn’t put this book down.” Four and a half stars at Smut Book Club.
“…doesn’t shy away from making the coupling complicated, but this title neatly bridges the gap between YA and adult fiction. Recommended for libraries building new adult collections.” Library Journal
When mercenary Jack Hunter stumbles upon Christian Manning servicing a client in a back alley, it stirs feelings he’s kept deeply buried. Hunter becomes Christian’s knight in shining armor when he rescues him from an attack and takes him to his secluded cabin to heal.
Being stuck in the cabin over the winter gives both men a chance to get their lives in order. Christian is struggling to break his heroin addiction, and Hunter needs to get away from the organization he helped start years before—a group of people who don’t appreciate being told no. It’s a toss-up which goal is more difficult. Their new starts spark a relationship between them, but nothing good comes cheap. Despite the complications, Hunter wants more, but Christian is resistant to making that commitment. When Hunter’s private security company threatens them, only nurturing the fragile trust they formed at the beginning of their love affair will save them. But for two men with very dark pasts, relying on each other might be easier said than done.
“This is a fresh perspective and a wonderful piece of writing.” Five stars at It’s About the Book.
“I loved Chasing the Dragon, it was a book with bite, a tension filled emotional roller coaster that I could get my teeth into, and it never let up.” Five stars at Prism Book Alliance.
“One of the best books I’ve read in a long time.” Rainbow Book Reviews.
“This story took me to plot directions that I didn’t see coming, added with characters with emotional baggage, and messy relationship progress. In other words, this was MY kind of book and I loved every minute of it.” Four stars at Boys in Our Books.
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When a man is consumed by hatred, is there anything left to love?
After a tough day of counseling sessions, Anglican priest Mark Webber is looking forward to a relaxing dinner at a local restaurant. When he sees who’s bellied up to the bar, though, he reaches for his cell phone to call the police.
It’s Lucas Cain, the man who killed Mark’s brother three years ago. Apparently he’s out of jail and hanging out with his old crowd, which has to be a breach of parole, right?
Pulled over upon leaving the bar, Lucas blows a clean breathalyzer and hopes this isn’t a harbinger of things to come
. He’s ready to build a sober, peaceful life. His friends aren’t ready to let him move on, though, and he ends up taking refuge in an Anglican half-way house.
Thrown together, Mark and Lucas find common ground in the struggle to help a young gay man come to terms with his sexuality—and the fight against homophobic townsfolk. As attraction grows, the past is the last stumbling block between them and a future filled with hope.
5 stars and “This book is highly recommended. Go. Buy the book!” at Live Your Life, Buy the Book.
5 stars and ” a very satisfying, thought-provoking, heart-tugging romance” from Love Bytes Reviews.
4.5 stars and “a lovely yet bumpy road to an HEA” from Mrs. Condit and Friends.
5 stars and “I’m in love with a book that might just have passed under my radar if I’d followed my usual choice” from Sinfully Sexy Books.
4.25 stars and “a fantastic story ” at Prism Book Alliance.
4.5 stars and “another incredible read” from MM Good Book Reviews.
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.
5 “Pants Off” and “boy did I get a great story” at Pants Off Reviews.
5 stars and “an enjoyable, entertaining read, a great book packed full of emotional moments” from Sinfully Sexy Books.
4.5 Sweet Peas and “When I fall in love with characters nothing makes me happier than to get another story about them” at Mrs. Condit and Friends.
“It was beautiful and I was completely satisfied.” Four stars at Boys In Our Books.
From Dreamspinner Press.
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.
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Audiobook available at Audible.
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.
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.
“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
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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…
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.
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.
“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.
Italian Translation available as an e-book.
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?
“What a charming romance filled with a bit of turmoil….This is a book worthy of your bookshelf.” Four cups at Coffee Time Romance.
Currently out of Print
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.
“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.
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.
“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!)
Italian translation available as an e-book.
Spanish Translation available as an e-book.
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.
“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.
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?
“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
“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.
“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
German translation available as an e-book.
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?
“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.
Italian translation available as an e-book.
French translation available as an e-book.
German translation available as an e-book.
Spanish translation available as an e-book.