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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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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Planned Release Date: June 7th

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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Blood of a Mountain Man
A Paranormal's Love: Book Twenty-Six

Spieron Virche has served his coven as an enforcer for less than a decade when he's given the honorable task of helping a gargoyle elder. To his surprise, erasing the memory of the man threatening the other paranormal gives him an outsider's glimpse into a human who piques his interest--Albert Lindson. When Spieron is asked to lead the way to the man, he's more than eager to do so. As soon as he meets Albert, Spieron suspects the reason for his interest. He takes advantage of the man's shock at his son's unexpected arrival to taste the human's blood, and his world is turned upside down. Albert is Spieron's beloved, the other half of his soul. Too bad the aging mountain man is...  Read More



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Drifting with a Giant Squid
Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Five

Captain John Casinov has two loves in his life--his family and his work. When his son, Jonathan, and the man's family visit from Santa Cruz--primarily to try to convince him to retire and move south--John takes advantage of one of his detective's offer. He accepts a bunch of free passes to the marine park, World of Aquatica. While there, he finds his interest snagged by a big, friendly, black-haired man. The handsome man brazenly introduces himself as William Roush...then he asks John on a date. While he's flattered, John laughs it off while declining. Undeterred, William approaches John a second time later that afternoon, so he accepts. Imagine his surprise when John discovers...  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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With a Wolf's Support
Wolves of Stone Ridge: Book Forty-Seven
 
After being woken by a phone call in the middle of the night by his alpha, Leopold Caldwell heads to San Francisco. Alpha Declan requested his services in creating an identity for a rescued human whore. What Leo finds when he gets there is a scared young human who is completely overwhelmed by his new reality. Oh, and he happens to be Leo's mate. Even as he's ecstatic to meet Jerry, the other half of his soul, Leo recognizes the hurdles they're facing. Not only is Jerry struggling to accept the existence of shifters, there are still people after him...people who seem bent on establishing possession of Jerry. After a close call where Jerry is nearly kidnapped, Leo decides it's time for a change of scenery. He takes him back to Stone Ridge and to a secluded cabin...  Read More



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Enlightening the Lab Assistant
A Loving Nip: Book Eighteen
 
While out on assignment to collect a human's soul, Lindemere catches the scent of his amina, his soul, the person meant to be his reward for a thousand years of service to his master, the Horseman of Death. Distracted, he ends up in a trap meant for a gargoyle. While Lindemere could have easily gotten away, he decides to play along in hopes of getting a chance to speak with and perhaps woo his human. Before he even has the opportunity to learn the sweet-smelling man's name, Lindemere's master comes for him. During the course of the fight, Lindemere's amina is injured, so he takes him to the demon realm to heal...and also in the hopes of beginning their bond. When the human wakes, Iago reveals that he considers paranormals selfish and prideful, an elitist race...  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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Hogtying the Bartender
Carry Me: Book Eight
 
Vance Weimer has been leading a quiet life for over a decade. Between his work as a foreman at a pig farm and dealing with his teenage son's monthly visits, he hasn't had time for anything else. That all changes when he attends a birthday bash for his boss at a gay club. Unable to resist bartender Jimmy Gibson's flirtatious advances, Vance give in to temptation and slips into the back for a little fun. While he'd planned for it to be a one-time thing, he can't get the handsome man out of his mind. Vance starts a liaison with Jimmy, but due to the bigoted attitudes of his ex-wife and son, he keeps it discreet. A verbal faux pa in front of his family drives a wedge in his budding relationship. On top of that, another suitor--one open with his sexuality and charming...  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