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    • The Bodyguard: The Artifact, Book 3 (A Gay Bodyguard Romance)

    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Matt Haynes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Time is running out for Dane, Sean, and the Circle to stop the cultists’ dark god from awakening. The cult leader is Michael Branish, Sean’s old boss and nemesis, who still wants to possess Sean in all ways. Branish’s claws dig deep into the city’s police department, and Sean and Dane’s small Circle is the only thing standing in the way of darkness descending. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Artifact

    • The Bodyguard, Book 1 (M/M Supernatural Mystery)
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    Dane Gareis is a wealthy, reclusive young man with a traumatic past, but a spine of steel. When his father is killed in a mysterious plane crash, Dane carries on the family business and continues his passion for the very antiquity that got his father murdered - a golden sarcophagus belonging to an ancient cult known as the Ydrath. Soon, the Ydrath threaten him as well, and Dane seeks to hire a bodyguard he can trust. Someone who can protect him, and someone who will respect his boundaries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unfinished Story

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-22-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Transformation

    • The Merman, Book 1
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 204

    Gabriel Braven is destined for a great love, but he does not believe it. His parents had a storybook romance… until a freak ocean storm robbed them of their lives and left him alone to be raised by his grandmother. With their deaths, Gabriel’s adoration for the sea turned to fear, and his belief in happy-ever-afters turned to dust. Gabriel vowed to never set foot in the ocean again and to never believe in love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short, Sexy and Steamy!

    • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Caller

    • The Merman, Book 3
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    As Gabriel struggles to cope with the three days he has left on land, a new complication arises. His grandmother’s lover, the enigmatic archaeology professor Johnson Tims seems to know more than he should about Gabriel’s transformation into a merman. Gabriel’s lifeline is his own lover, Casillus Nerion, prince of the ocean-dwelling, immortal Mer. Life on land is becoming more and more difficult, but their loving mental connection grows with Gabriel’s trust in what he is becoming.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Book Review for Books 1-3

    • By Candateshia Pafford on 12-25-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Cursed: Beloved

    • A M/M Modern Retelling of Beauty & the Beast, Book 3
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Nick Fairfax believes that his romance with Lord Bane Dunsaney is over. Bane has chosen revenge against Nick’s family over his love for Nick. And Bane’s secret - that he is the guardian of a tiger spirit - has also caused a wedge between them with Nick still in the dark about Bane’s true nature. Can they overcome these seemingly insurmountable problems and find their happily ever after? Cursed: Beloved is the third and final book in the Cursed series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful ending

    • By person not machine on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Undersea

    • The Merman, Book 4
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Gabriel's inevitable transformation into a merman brings him both great joy and great sadness. Though he must soon leave his human family, he is eager to experience the beauty of Emralis, the Mer city, together with his water-dwelling lover, Casillus.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • As individual stories these are left lacking.

    • By Bruce D. Parker on 01-03-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Acceptance

    • The Merman, Book 2
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    Gabriel should have drowned twice in his life, but he survived. Casillus Nerion, his beautiful merman savior, tells him the reason for this is simple: Gabriel is a merman. Long ago, a Braven ancestor fell in love and had a child with a powerful merman. This child did not inherit the Mer gifts, but Gabriel has. Despite seeing inexplicable physical changes to his body when he gets wet and having trouble breathing when there is plenty of air, Gabriel’s head tells him that Mer, like love, do not exist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short, Sexy and Steamy!

    • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-14-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Artifact

    • The Bodyguard, Book 2
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Dane Gareis thought that he would be broken forever - unable to be touched by any man after surviving a terrible assault. But everything changed the moment that Sean Harding became his bodyguard. Though now he faces more danger than ever with the evil Ydrath seeking his life, with Sean by his side and guarding his back he's determined to no longer be ruled by fear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story!

    • By person not machine on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cursed: Bound

    • A M/M Modern Retelling of Beauty & The Beast
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Tiger-shifter Lord Bane Dunsaney released Nick Fairfax from the deal that bound the young man to his service for a year. Then Bane fled, afraid that the beast inside of him would harm Nick if he stayed. He never thought to see Nick again. Little did Bane know, Nick has chosen to stay at his estate, Moon Shadow, to await the return of the lord who has his heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hoped it wouldn't end

    • By James Franco on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cursed: Smoke

    • A Gay Billionaire Short Story
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Nick Fairfax needs a sugar daddy to pay for his last year of art school. After being disinherited and kicked out of his house for pursuing his dream of becoming a photographer, Nick heads to the exclusive club, Smoke, where young men sell themselves to the highest bidder. Nick gets in trouble with a man who won't take "no" for an answer. Lord Bane Dunsaney comes to his rescue. But does the mysterious billionaire pose a greater danger to Nick than the one he saved him from?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ends on a cliffhanger...

    • By Belen on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Landfall (M/M, Gay Merman Romance)

    • The Merman, Book 5
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Gabriel Braven knows his destiny, but is he willing to face it? Gabriel has only one day left on land before moving to the wondrous Mer city to live forever with his true love, Mer Prince Casillus Nerion. He wishes his greatest challenges were giving up making love on land with Casillus and telling his beloved grandmother that he is a merman. But ex-soldier Johnson Tims has other plans for him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suspiciously cliffy

    • By AofRandD on 07-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cursed: Broken

    • A M/M Modern Retelling of Beauty & the Beast
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    Sensitive, aspiring photographer Nick Fairfax wants nothing to do with his family's corporate business, or their vicious, cold-blooded lifestyle. Intending to give up his inheritance and pursue his art, he arrives at his father's office, only to find that Fairfax Industries has fallen to a scarred man in a hooded cloak. The man is the reclusive billionaire Lord Bane Dunsaney, and he is bent on destroying the Fairfaxes. But when he sees Nick, *everything* changes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Initially confused; now I understand...

    • By Donald on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Fall

    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Matt Haynes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    When Carter Thomas discovers the elaborate clockwork door in the Dupre Mine, he seeks out Etienne Dupre, the sheltered son of the mine’s owner, for answers. Both young men have long secretly loved one another from afar. But even as their summertime love affair flames hot and forbidden, they discover secrets about Etienne’s heritage and the dark plan Armand Dupre has in store for his son. If the door is opened then Etienne - and perhaps the world - will all be sacrificed to Armand’s lust for power. Can Carter and Etienne stop Armand or has their fate already been written in stone?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Birth Rite

    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Peren LaMascares has been trapped in the mansion on the hill for too many years to count. He needs a LaMascares’ heir to free him and bring about the family’s - and world’s - dark destiny. He finds that heir in the innocent, unsuspecting Justin. Peren leads Justin into a world of sex, magic, and old gods. Will Justin abandon all the morals he’s ever had so that he can have the lust-filled passion that Peren offers forever?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is one of my favorite short stories

    • By Merrique on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $6.95