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New Release – Speakeasy #4: Straight Up

Straight Up, Book 4 in The Speakeasy Series, is live!

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Five years ago, when K Evan Coles and I began writing Wake, we never imagined we’d be here now. With a story arc that spans six book, two series, and over half a million words. 

But Straight Up is the series finale in that arc and we’re so pleased to share with you now. 


Love, served straight up.

Malcolm Elliott has been keeping secrets. Helping his mom through a financial crisis has nearly emptied both his bank account and his kitchen cupboards, despite his thriving career with Corporate Equality Campaign. Malcolm is also bothered by his inability to tell the most important people in his life that he identifies as gray ace.

Stuart Morgan has a secret of his own. Though years have passed since the tattooed chef fled the Mormon Church in Utah for New York, he’s never truly come to terms with the kink that ruined that rigid but outwardly perfect life. Experience has also taught Stuart that keeping his love of lacy things under wraps is safer than telling the truth.

After Malcom’s boss, Carter, hires Stuart’s restaurant to cater a gala fundraising event, the strait-laced Malcolm is thrown together with badass biker Stuart. Despite their differences and a couple of false starts, the men discover they work well together and a friendship quickly forms.

As Malcolm’s feelings for Stuart deepen, his sexuality awakens, but he remains tight-lipped about his problems. And though Stuart grows more and more attached to Malcolm, he remains fearful of confessing his kink.

When both of their secrets are finally exposed, they find themselves at a crossroads in which they must choose between playing it safe or finally coming clean to the person they love.

Reader advisory: This book contains references to homophobia and polyamory. 

Click on the buttons below to buy your copy now:

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If you haven’t read any of the books in either series, now is the perfect time to start!

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Begin here with Wake:

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And if you’ve been a long time fan of the series, we want to take a moment to say how much we appreciate your support for these books. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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