Author Charlie Richards - Giving love and imagination free reign
Welcome to the home of Charlie Richards
Author of Erotic Romance - I offer M/M romance stories and occasionally a menage, although a few of my older tales are M/F.
Come explore the worlds of gargoyles, shifters, and creatures of the paranormal!

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Release Date: September 20th

In the Sniper's Crosshairs
Wolves of Stone Ridge: Book Forty-Nine
Castrose Zukan returns to the hideaway his brother, Clayton, had been using, only to find it destroyed. After checking the escape route they'd created, he discovers Clayton didn't leave alone. While it takes a few days, Castrose figures out who took him...and where. He sneaks into the United States and heads to a little mountain town called Stone Ridge. What he doesn't expect is to become the hunted.
When Eion MacDougal watched his two eldest brothers and dozens other in their wolf shifter pack find their mates, he never lost hope that he would find his own someday. Out hunting with family in wolf form, that day comes when he runs across...  Read More

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Vying for his Affection
A Loving Nip: Book Nineteen
At five-foot-two and skinny to boot, Maximus Bonner has always been a little sensitive about his size. When he's forced by his job to attend a team building activity at Rolling Meadows Ranch and Resort, his worst fears are realized--outdoor activities. On top of that, he overhears the hottest cowboy on the place making fun of 'the little stringbean'. His anger getting the best of him, Max lodges a complaint against the sexy man.
As a vampire, Rhyme Mythstone has been waiting for his beloved for over a century. Imagine his surprise when he comes in the form a tiny, slip of a readhead with a fiery temper. With one teasing comment, his chance at wooing the human goes up in flames. Max wants nothing to do with him...  Read More

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Surfing with a Seahorse
Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Six

Colton Martinez is a seahorse shifter and lives a comfortable life at World of Aquatica, a shifter owned and operated marine park. When a number of others find their Fate-given mates, he doesn't give finding his own much thought--until he scents the most alluring aroma in a big, handsome human named Waylon Davison. Discovering his mate has a boyfriend doesn't deter Colton. Instead, he lifts Waylon's wallet and, with the help of friends, plans his strategy for wooing the man. After learning his human is disturbingly cowed by his boyfriend, Colton realizes Waylon has more to overcome than the shock of discovering that shifters exist.  Read More

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A Vampire for his Own
A Paranormal's Love: Book Twenty-Seven

Basques Grouper takes his job as the head enforcer for the Maven coven very seriously. When his coven's Master Krispin learns that the nearby gargoyle clutch has a new chieftain, Basques is sent with his coven's second-in-command and another enforcer to meet with him. The meeting is going well...until a small blue gargoyle enters to serve refreshments, and Basques scents his blood. His over-eager approach when he asks to taste the male sends the gargoyle running. Basques learns the small gargoyle is Dloben, and under the prior chieftain's rule, he'd been abused. Working to change his approach, Basques must put his faith in the mate-pull and the advice of strangers. Can Basques convince his shy beloved that he's not...  Read More

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Checks, Balances, & Manipulation
Wolves of Stone Ridge: Book Forty-Eight
Jared Templeton has been mated to his wolf shifter, Carson Angeni, for over a decade. Having spent the first half of his adult life as a high-paid assassin, Jared thought he'd struck a decent balance with pack life. Everything changes when their beta takes a position on the Shifter Council. That forces Alpha Declan to hold a challenge for a new Stone Ridge pack beta, which draws in unfamiliar wolves. The way one of the contestants--Larson--watches Jared arouses his suspicions, but he tells himself he's being paranoid. Jared wasn't being paranoid, and Declan's daughter Sara is kidnapped. Even though they manage to save her, Jared still blames himself and acts rashly in an attempt to save her...  Read More

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Pack Strap Carry
Carry Me: Book Nine
Patrick Dolcet is hired by a friend of an ex to represent him when he enters a custody battle with his self-centered, bigoted ex-wife. While stopping at the client's place for a consultation, he comes across a man who pushes every last one of his buttons. Brand Erdogan is big, brawny, and has a friendly smile. Patrick isn't certain if the attraction is mutual, and Brand seems reluctant to start anything...for a few reasons. The man doesn't consider himself gay, or even bisexual. On top of that, Brand thinks Patrick--a successful custody lawyer--is way out of his league. With a little help from a friend, Brand agrees to join him for dinner...and then another. Even though their actions are discrete, word still gets out. When pictures of Patrick and Brand in a compromising position...  Read More

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Burning the Chef's Buns
Shifter's Regime: Book Three
Seever Kerns has spent the last fifty plus years as his best friend's subordinate, even though his lion is far more powerful. When he meets Reese Nelson, he realizes the human is his mate and thinks Fate is rewarding his patience. Unfortunately, even though Seever can scent that Reese is attracted to him, the human resists, hiding behind a belligerent facade. Trouble with a rogue shifter soon interrupts his attempts to woo his standoffish mate, and Seever makes a grave mistake. He had assumed that Reese--who was there visiting his cousin, Rocky, a human bonded to a shifter--was aware of shifters and the paranormal world. Reese freaks out...  Read More

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The Darkling's Kiss
A M/M Erotic Romance,Three-Part Epic Fantasy Adventure
For decades Philippe has lived the life of a thief, keeping apart from society. He steals items for customers...for a fee, of course, which has earned him wealth enough for several lifetimes. Due to his mixed heritage, a volatile mixture of human, angel, and daemon blood--a creature called a darkling--his job is his solace. After a disastrous encounter with a wizard, Philippe has a choice to make--live the rest of his life on the run or commit to a single task to gain a clean slate. Either way, his thieving days are over. Philippe accepts the Council of Wizard's terms.
    He finds himself traveling with Kalylle, a wizard of the second order. Their task is to clear up a disagreement between the dwarf and elven nations, as a war between their peoples would tear Fidelia apart. To Philippe's surprise, he discovers...  Read More

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Melting his Fiery Heart
A Winter Magic Anthology Short Story

Riley Wisner is super excited for his holiday vacation at the family home of Benjamin Sturgis, his best friend's significant other. Loving the snow, he looks forward to ice fishing, sledding, and tubing. Plus, Ben is really a dragon, and he has several brothers. Riley can't wait to meet more dragons. So very cool! Meeting Dagskon Sturgis, Ben's brother, Riley gets more than he bargained for. The fire dragon is hawt...and hot-headed, claiming Riley is his mate and carrying him off...literally. While fun between the sheets is always welcome, Dagskon has pissed off the wrong people. Can Riley survive the fire when Dagskon's past actions bring danger to his vacation?  Read More

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Fae on a Roll
Kontra's Menagerie: Book Twenty-Five
Prudhoe Rison is a specially trained fae enforcer who'd been sent to the human realm to search for a missing prince. After completing the task, he should have returned home, but feeling a pull to stay, he's remained for several weeks. Wandering the town to discover the source of the sensation has proven fruitless...until he drives past the library. The pull he's been feeling intensifies, and he follows it into the building. There he meets Korvyn Peruke--his paramour--the other half of his soul. Prudhoe is drawn to Korvyn's friendly disposition and outgoing personality. Even though the human is wheelchair-bound, it doesn't stop Korvyn from enjoying life.
At first, Korvyn doesn't understand why the serious and handsome...  Read More

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A Human, a Merman, and the Unexpected
Tales of the Briny Nix: Book Three

Tran Poleman has been fighting his attraction to the merman Garan Vermidian for many months. He's watched his best friends, Wayne and Easton, succumb to the mating pull and bond with mermen. They seem happy, and while Tran wants a little of that for himself, he doesn't trust this bond the mermen call Adelfi Psychi--soul mates. He'd thought he'd found a guy that could make him happy once before. It had ended with Tran in the hospital, fearing for his life. How could he put his life, his heart, in the hands of another? Still, Garan is kind and charming and persistent. Tran's resolve weakens, and when...  Read More