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  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

    The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 202 ratings
    Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not — strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess — and by all rights their paths should never cross...
  • Magician by K.L. Noone

    Magician by K.L. Noone

    Rated: 4.82 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 11 ratings
    A magician in need of redemption. A loyal hero on a quest. And only one bed at the inn. Once the world’s most legendary sorcerer, Lorre fled the Middle Lands after his own curiosity -- and a misguided transformation spell -- turned him into a dragon and nearly killed a king. He isn’t a dragon anymore, but he is hiding alone on a tropical island, avoiding people, politics, and his own reputation...
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  • The Adventures of Charls, the Veretian Cloth Merchant by C.S. Pacat

    The Adventures of Charls, the Veretian Cloth Merchant by C.S. Pacat

    Rated: 4.49 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    The Adventures of Charls follows the dealings of a humble cloth merchant in the days before the royal Ascension. Set after the events of Kings Rising and The Summer Palace...
  • 将进酒 [Qiāng Jìn Jiǔ] by Tang Jiuqing, 唐酒卿

    将进酒 [Qiāng Jìn Jiǔ] by Tang Jiuqing, 唐酒卿

    Rated: 4.68 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    中博六州被拱手让于外敌,沈泽川受押入京,沦为人人痛打的落水狗。萧驰野闻着味来,不叫别人动手,自己将沈泽川一脚踹成了病秧子,谁知这病秧子回头一口,咬得他鲜血淋漓。两个人从此结下了大梁子,见面必撕咬。“命运要我一生都守在这里,可这并非是我抉择的那一条路。黄沙淹没了我的手足,我不想再臣服于虚无的命。圣旨救不了我的兵,朝廷喂不饱我的马,我不愿再为此赴命。我要翻过那座山,我要为自己一战。”-The Six Prefectures of Zhongbo were ceded away in surrender to the external enemies, and Shen Zechuan was taken into custody in the capital, reduced to *a drowning dog loathed and condemned by all...
    Categorized as:
    queer  from hate to love  historical  fantasy  m-m
  • A Suitable Bodyguard by R. Cooper

    A Suitable Bodyguard by R. Cooper

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 7 ratings
    For nearly twenty years, noble families have torn the country apart battling for the throne. Until now, the Tialttyrin have avoided the chaos, since no other nobles will risk offending the mysterious, powerful fae by attacking their favorites. But as the violence encroaches into the Tialttyrin’s green valley, continued peace might require action...
    Categorized as:
    hurt-comfort  magic  queer  royalty  bodyguard-hero  fantasy  m-m  fae
  • Prince in Disguise by Tavia Lark

    Prince in Disguise by Tavia Lark

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 21 ratings
    Rakos isn’t really a farmer. Bellamy definitely isn’t a minstrel.Sheltered, sickly Prince Bellamy always longed for adventure—but not like this. Captured in enemy territory, Bellamy’s true identity will get him killed, or worse. When his smoking-hot fellow prisoner asks who he is, Bellamy claims to be a minstrel.Even though he can’t carry a tune to save his life...
  • Golden Terrace Volume 1 by Cang Wu Bin Bai, E. Danglars

    Golden Terrace Volume 1 by Cang Wu Bin Bai, E. Danglars

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 8 ratings
    It is year twenty-five of the Yuantai Era of the Great Zhou Empire. The renowned Marquis of Jingning, commander of the Beiyan Cavalry, Fu Shen is injured on the battlefield at the northern border. Returning with a broken leg to the capital, Fu Shen learns that the emperor has conferred a marriage for him—with another man...
  • 无双 Peerless by Meng Xi Shi, 梦溪石

    无双 Peerless by Meng Xi Shi, 梦溪石

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    开皇三年,上承北朝,下开盛唐的大隋刚刚拉开序幕,隋帝杨坚设解剑府,为布谋摄密,一统天下而准备。风雪之夜,于阗国前来朝贡的车队中途被劫杀,无一活口,解剑府二府主凤霄,奉帝命亲往调查。边陲六工城中,各方势力风云际会,高人强者狭路相逢。向来无往不利的凤二府主,却在一个病鬼道士身上碰了壁。不斗不知道,一斗才发现,这病痨鬼的马甲居然比自己还多。古代悬疑破案文,庙堂之高,江湖之远,你要的都有。cp:身体很残分分钟都可能挂掉的智商担当颜控受vs武力值爆表很爱演戏的自恋洁癖攻半架空,不考据。 "Peerless"In the third year of the Kaihuang era, as the Great Sui began to unfold between the fall of the Northern Dynasties and the rise of the glorious...
  • Golden Stage [黄金台] by 苍梧宾白 (Cang Wu Bin Bai)

    Golden Stage [黄金台] by 苍梧宾白 (Cang Wu Bin Bai)

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    The notorious imperial court lackey and the meritorious military general were well-known for their mutual dislike, a pair of arch-enemies set in stone. Who could have foreseen the unexpected change in the winds of heaven: the general injured on the battlefield, both legs disabled, and even forced by the emperor to marry his nemesis...
  • Pet by C.S. Pacat

    Pet by C.S. Pacat

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Pet follows the rise of Ancel at the poisonous court of Vere. Set during the events of Captive Prince...
  • Cold Sands by 牧云岚卿

    Cold Sands by 牧云岚卿

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    He’s just a low-ranking deputy general and he’s a prince. They meet on the battlefield but it turns out to be the beginning of a complicated and beautiful story.Murong Yu is a very confident man – until he meets Han Xin.There’s nothing he cannot get; there’s nothing he cannot destroy.To let live or not, is all up to him...
  • Cold Sands by Mu Yun Lan Qing

    Cold Sands by Mu Yun Lan Qing

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    He’s just a low-ranking deputy general and he’s a prince. They meet on the battlefield but it turns out to be the beginning of a complicated and beautiful story.Murong Yu is a very confident man – until he meets Han Xin.There’s nothing he cannot get; there’s nothing he cannot destroy.To let live or not, is all up to him...
  • Sword Dance by A.J. Demas

    Sword Dance by A.J. Demas

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 8 ratings
    Five years ago, Damiskos’s brilliant military career was cut short, leaving him with a permanent disability and scars that are not all physical. Adrift and still grieving, he tries to find meaning in an unsatisfying job. Work takes him to the remote seaside villa of an old friend, where, among an odd assortment of guests, he meets the eunuch sword-dancer Varazda...
  • 南禅 [Nan Chan] by Tang Jiuqing, 唐酒卿

    南禅 [Nan Chan] by Tang Jiuqing, 唐酒卿

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    这人世八苦我尽尝遍,不求佛,但求你。狷狂难驯妖怪攻x清冷寡欲幼稚神仙受I have experienced all the eight sufferings of this world.I do not ask for nirvana, but for you...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  angst  queer  fantasy  historical  m-m
  • Christmas Angel by Eli Easton

    Christmas Angel by Eli Easton

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    When John Trent, a dedicated member of the new Bow Street Runners, finds an exquisite carved angel floating in the Thames, he can’t stop thinking about it. He tracks down its creator, a sad and quiet young sculptor. But neither the angel nor the sculptor is done with John just yet. The blasted angel refuses to leave him be, behaving not at all like an inanimate object should...
  • The Painted Crown by Megan Derr

    The Painted Crown by Megan Derr

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Prince Istari has spent his life reviled: his parents wish he had never been born, the royal court of Belemere avoids him for fear of angering the king, and everyone else is kept away by his notorious reputation as a deadly sharpshooter. Now a hostage of peace in Tallideth, he is subjected to their hatred as well—even that of Regent Vellem, who once considered him a comrade in arms...
    Categorized as:
    angst  royalty  queer  m-m  fantasy  military  historical
  • Prince and Bodyguard by Tavia Lark

    Prince and Bodyguard by Tavia Lark

    Rated: 4.12 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 17 ratings
    Cuddling with your bodyguard is normal—right?Vana Dire can’t show weakness if he wants to survive the Draskoran court. The only man he can be vulnerable with is Daromir—Vana’s magic-bound bodyguard. The binding lets them share each other’s pain, and Vana depends on Daromir’s comfort as much as his services as a guard. Vana could never risk their friendship...
  • Deceived by Megan Derr

    Deceived by Megan Derr

    Rated: 4.16 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    AUTHOR'S NOTE: This book has been revised. The story Deceived has a new, longer ending. The story The Highwayman is now it's own book, and the following stories have been added to this volume: The Wager, Seconds, Runaways . This book also contains all the free ficbits posted to my website...
  • Prince and Assassin by Tavia Lark

    Prince and Assassin by Tavia Lark

    Rated: 4.07 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 28 ratings
    He’s supposed to kill Prince Julien. Not fall for him.Whisper doesn’t remember his real name. All he knows is the elite assassin guild that raised him—and controls him with the threat of blood magic. Plagued by nightmares, he doesn’t get to refuse assignments, even when his new job doesn’t make sense:Infiltrate Prince Julien’s court, protect him until the signal arrives, then kill him...
  • Prince and Pawn by Tavia Lark

    Prince and Pawn by Tavia Lark

    Rated: 4.11 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 20 ratings
    One night of bliss could unravel a kingdom.Be obedient. Be grateful. As the neglected illegitimate son of a powerful family, Corin is expected to follow his magic-gifted brother to the palace as a servant. He’s unwilling but resigned—and allows himself one night of distraction in a stranger’s arms.Corin never knew pleasure and pain could be so exhilarating. So comforting...
  • The Infidelity Clause by Lisa Oliver

    The Infidelity Clause by Lisa Oliver

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    “What are you talking about? Marry another man?” Caspian, fourth son and yet still a Crown Prince of Gunkermal knew he was a party to a marriage contract. Arranged marriages were common in his family, and he expected the contract would cement various trade or security agreements with another country...
  • Wed to the Barbarian by Keira Andrews

    Wed to the Barbarian by Keira Andrews

    Rated: 4.02 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 33 ratings
    Will an innocent prince forced into marriage choose passion?Sheltered in the palace with his books, Jem’s life is peaceful. Even if he’s lonely and yearning for romance, the big, strong men he wants don’t crave small, timid princes.Then he’s forced to marry a mysterious barbarian.Jem must do his duty—even if it means being stuck with Cador, a brute who dismisses him as weak...
  • The Stablemaster's Heart by Sarah Honey

    The Stablemaster's Heart by Sarah Honey

    Rated: 4.07 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 7 ratings
    Mother Jones has spent his life working hard, running the royal stables at Lilleforth, and watching on fondly as those around him fall in love and lust.But nobody, man or woman, has ever stoked that fire for him—right until the new royal groom barrels into his life. Vasily is all sunshine smiles, golden hair and laughter...
  • The Matchmaker by Megan Derr

    The Matchmaker by Megan Derr

    Rated: 3.99 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    Upon the request of Queen Marianna, Joss has traveled home with her to analyze the small group of men who are her closest friends. The men immediately resent the presence of a stranger intent upon asking personal questions, especially as Joss bears the title of Matchmaker and they are all quite available for matching..
  • To Take an Enemy's Heart Volume 1 by Yusa

    To Take an Enemy's Heart Volume 1 by Yusa

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    “Careful! Orders are no one is to tell him that he was sold to his enemy.”Kassan is believed to be the sole survivor of the Azkun clan, after Master Igen, a ruthless ruler, slaughters his family. Master Igen brings the young boy as a slave into his home, exploiting, beating and starving him. The only one who cares about him enough to risk the Master’s wrath is Lanour, a fellow slave...
    Categorized as:
    from hate to love  queer  historical  fantasy  m-m
  • Prince and Betrothed by Tavia Lark

    Prince and Betrothed by Tavia Lark

    Rated: 3.96 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 14 ratings
    Being claimed shouldn’t feel so lonely.Sei’s power isn’t truly his. As a grail, his role is to serve a mage by augmenting their magic. He’s equally nervous and excited about his arranged betrothal. After a life without intimacy, Sei will finally fulfill his true purpose as a treasured, valuable grail.There’s only one problem: Sei’s new betrothed is the legendary Marek Dire...
  • 穿成囚禁男主的反派要如何活命 How to Survive As a Villain by Yi Yi Yi Yi, 伊依以翼

    穿成囚禁男主的反派要如何活命 How to Survive As a Villain by Yi Yi Yi Yi, 伊依以翼

    Rated: 3.92 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    萧予安穿书了。穿成了种马小说里囚禁男主,之后被男主给活活剜死的断袖少年君王。凄惨,悲凉。于是萧予安开始为了能活下去而努力。但是!那些路人甲乙丙丁,你们想要搞男主也就算了,能不能不要老把他送我床上来啊?萧予安觉得自己是宠男主没错,可是那是因为他想沐浴主角光辉啊!萧予安:“不要再把男主当我的禁脔了!!!你们不怕死,可是我想活啊!!!”还有男主啊,你在原小说里可是有夜御十女的丰功伟绩的,能不能好好地追你的老婆们啊?为什么你的大小三四五老婆都和别人跑了!你还一脸无所谓的样子!等等,这好像都是萧予安自己的锅?大概是一个前期受宠攻,后期攻宠受的故事。 轻松!搞笑!作者爬墙注意"How to Survive as a Villain"Xiao YuAn trasmigrated into a novel...
  • The Pirate of Fathoms Deep by Megan Derr

    The Pirate of Fathoms Deep by Megan Derr

    Rated: 3.92 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 21 ratings
    This is an ACE for ISBN13:9781620047934 The Pirate of Fathoms DeepHigh Commander Lesto Arseni is the most feared man in the Harken Empire. None but the High King dares risk his wrath—and a pirate who once punched him in the middle of the imperial pavilion. A pirate who later snuck away with Lesto to an empty room, touched him in ways far more memorable...
  • Crown Jewel by Megan Derr

    Crown Jewel by Megan Derr

    Rated: 3.88 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Lazzaro has a talent for catching criminals, a talent that has gained him as much trouble as it has acclaim in the years since he arrived at the royal palace to attend his mother, infamous concubine to the King...
  • The Botanist's Apprentice by Arden Powell

    The Botanist's Apprentice by Arden Powell

    Rated: 3.83 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 6 ratings
    Recent college graduate Eli Katz is desperate to continue his studies in the field of magical botany. When a family friend arranges an apprenticeship for him with the most famous botanist in the country, Eli leaps at the chance without asking questions.Robert Lord-Harding is a reclusive bachelor with an interest in dangerous plants...
  • Honey and Pepper by A.J. Demas

    Honey and Pepper by A.J. Demas

    Rated: 3.83 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 6 ratings
    Newly freed from enslavement, Nikias is making a life for himself in the bustling city of Pheme, working at a snack stand, drinking with a group of anti-slavery radicals, and pining for the beautiful law clerk next door. When he sees his crush attacked in the street by an outraged ex-client, it seems it’s finally Nikias’s chance to be the hero.Kallion doesn’t need a rescue...
  • A Thief and a Gentleman by Arden Powell

    A Thief and a Gentleman by Arden Powell

    Rated: 3.80 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 5 ratings
    Sebastian is a con artist with expensive taste. Unfortunately, he has no hope of living the high-class life he craves without stealing it. So, that’s exactly what he’s going to do. He might be a pathetic ex-convict by day, but by night, he’s London’s most notorious jewel thief...
  • Ever After by Riley Hart, Christina Lee

    Ever After by Riley Hart, Christina Lee

    Rated: 3.84 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    As next in line for the Evergreen crown, Prince Merrick Davendall’s future involves ruling, marriage, and producing an heir of his own. But he’s long been tormented by desires that are far from princely. Especially when the beautiful Cassius is promoted to be his new valet, and Merrick is struck by a longing like never before—a longing to know him far beyond royal and servant...
  • Black Snow by EAB

    Black Snow by EAB

    Rated: 3.60 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    Prince Brier Snow has lived in the shadow of King Snow’s exalted memory. However, his fate changes when he nears his majority and Lirend’s steward queen attempts to dethrone him by exploiting an obscure requirement in the late king’s will: a yearlong sabbatical...
  • Sacrati by Kate Sherwood

    Sacrati by Kate Sherwood

    Rated: 3.79 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 16 ratings
    As an elite Sacrati fighter in the mighty Torian military, Theos is blessed with a city full of women who want to bear his children, and a barracks full of men proud to fight at his side and share his bed. He has everything he needs—until he captures Finnvid on a raid.Finnvid is on a secret mission to prevent the Torian invasion of his homeland Elkat...
  • The Royal Inquisitor by Megan Derr

    The Royal Inquisitor by Megan Derr

    Rated: 3.67 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Three years ago Esmour fell in love. Three years ago he was betrayed, arrested, and put in penance bracelets, ordered to serve the king as a royal inquisitor. Now he is one of the best inquisitors in the kingdom, known as they King's Lymer… and still hopelessly in love with the man who once betrayed him...
    Categorized as:
    royalty  queer  m-m  fantasy  historical
  • Green but for a Season by C.S. Pacat

    Green but for a Season by C.S. Pacat

    Rated: 3.71 of 5 stars
    · 22 ratings
    Green but for a Season is the first of a series of four Captive Prince short stories. It follows the relationship between Jord and Aimeric and is set during the events of Prince’s Gambit...
    Categorized as:
    royalty  new adult  queer  war  military  m-m  historical  fantasy
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