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Fragile Heart

The past doesn’t have to dictate the future.


It’s hard to focus on work when Sean Vargos sits a couple of desks away. He’s quiet, well-respected and dedicated to his job, not to mention he’s gorgeous. Jason can’t get him out of his thoughts. Acting on his attraction is frowned on in the workplace but talk of Valentine’s Day and an upcoming business merger gives Jason the push to finally make a move. He’s tired of being alone and he doesn’t want his career to be his key priority anymore.


Sean isn’t looking for an office romance. He isn’t looking for romance, period. Putting the past behind him has been a struggle and he knows better than to think he can fall in love again. But Jason Simpson is hard to ignore. He’s passionate about his job, and he’s also interested in Sean.


The temptation is too much to resist, and they embark on a tentative relationship. Jason falls head over heels, fast. Sean runs.


All Jason wants is to win over Sean’s heart, but first he needs to earn his trust.


Fragile Heart is an office romance featuring hurt/comfort themes, well-intentioned friends, and a happy ending.


Note: This story has been previously published (as A Day At A Time). This edition has been revised, expanded, and re-edited, adding approximately 7,500 words, but the story largely remains unchanged. It is approximately 26k words.



Release Date: 21st April 2021

Publisher: Independently Published

Cover Artist: Covers by Jo

Length: 26k

Representation: Gay Romance

Pairing: male/male

Tropes: hurt/comfort, workplace romance

Warnings: none

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57602098-fragile-heart


www.books2read.com/fragileheart

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09289XTTT



Heroes Box Set

More than just brave men who save lives, these men are true heroes in the eyes of those who love them. Contemporary romances that showcase the bond between friends and the true meaning of family, featuring finding love, second chances, and heroic moments. A paramedic who needs to take a chance by coming out to the brother who sacrificed everything for him. A man who needs to confront his own past if he is to have the future he’s been dreaming of. A mechanic who loses everything when tragedy strikes but receives a second chance at love. A firefighter who has never forgotten his first love and is determined to find out if he still has a place in his heart. A guy dealing with unwanted attention from a stalker who seeks a new home and a sense of security and finds love along the way. A paramedic with a heart of gold who faces his worst fear and needs to rely on everything he knows if they are to have their happily ever after. This box set contains three novels: Charlie’s Hero, Andrew’s Promise, and Patrick’s Savior.


Release Date: 12th Feb 2021

Publisher: Independently Published

Cover Artist: AMAI Design

Length: 652 pages

Representation: Gay Romance

Pairing: male/male

Tropes: First Responders, Found Family, Opposites Attract, Second Chances, Rural/Small Town, Coming Out

Warnings: none

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57025689-heroes-box-set


Buy Link: www.books2read.com/heroes-boxset



Wild Card

Hitting the big time in Australia isn't enough. Making it overseas, now that's on a whole other level. Rafe Moreno, lead singer of HyperOctane, is on the brink of achieving everything he's set out to do before his thirtieth birthday. Ten years of hard work and focus is finally paying off. Not that he doesn't enjoy the rock and roll lifestyle--adoration, parties, men. What's not to like? Including a hot hook-up with his bandmate's younger brother. But the most important thing is keeping his eye on the prize at any cost. Parker Shaw is nothing like his outgoing, super-talented rock star brother, so finding himself on a plane heading to the other side of the world to play guitar with HyperOctane is insane. Who in their right mind would want an ordinary, skinny, red-haired analyst to perform with one of the top bands from Australia? Rafe's dream is the big time, not a relationship. The furthest thing from Parker's mind is trusting his broken heart to anyone again. But what happens on the road, stays on the road, right? Rafe and Parker embark on the rock tour of a lifetime, a tour that will bring a lot more than they expected, because love is a wild card, not something you can plan for. Wild Card is an opposites attract, forced proximity, rock star romance.


Release Date: 23rd Oct 2020

Publisher: Independently Published

Cover Artist: Natasha Snow

Length: ~50k

Representation: Gay Romance

Pairing: male/male

Tropes: Rock Star, Opposites Attract

Warnings: none

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55381551-wild-card


Buy Link: www.books2read.com/wild-card



Lies & Deception

How can something that feels so right be so wrong? Detective Mitch O'Neill is the ideal man to infiltrate the Soldiers of Fury Motorcycle Club. His ex-boyfriend, Peter, is pledged with the club, which provides Mitch with the perfect cover. Despite the relationship ending badly, he's come to terms with Peter's drug addiction and his inability to help. All Mitch wants now is to bring down the Soldiers and the club president, Rocky Cummings, once and for all. Finn Cummings hates everything the motorcycle club stands for, but he's unable to escape his brother's clutches. When Mitch is assigned as Finn's driver, they spend countless hours together, and the saying proves true--opposites do attract. Finn agonises over his feelings for Mitch--the last thing he wants is to involve himself further with criminals, not when he wants to leave that world. Mitch tries to come to terms with falling for a member of the outlaw club he's determined to destroy. If they can survive the fallout from Rocky's violence and the investigation, they might discover it's not a case of opposites attract after all.


Release Date: 4th Aug 2019

Publisher: Independently Published

Cover Artist: Anna Sikorska

Length: 67k

Representation: Gay Romance

Pairing: male/male

Tropes: MC, Police, Opposites Attract

Warnings: none

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52653396-lies-deception


Buy Link: www.books2read.com/liesdeception



Giveaway

I have a giveaway open to all readers of the Once and Books blog. You can win my ‘first in series’ books. One lucky winner will get a copy of Charlie's Hero, Rustic Melody, and More Than A Superstar. Plus, as an added bonus, the winner will receive a copy of my upcoming release, Fragile Heart (note: the release date for Fragile Heart has yet to be confirmed).

Click here to enter the giveaway:

https://kingsumo.com/g/qncuj0/once-books-giveaway


Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world. Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told! When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.

You can find all my social media links by clicking on the following link:

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