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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Navigating the Vampire Maze
A Loving Nip: Book Twenty
 
Stanton Thundler has been looking forward to the haunted hay maze ever since his co-worker's boyfriend promised everyone tickets. When he gets there, the place doesn't disappoint. He laughs, screams, and hollers with the rest of his buddies...until he lingers over a display too long, takes a wrong turn, and ends up separated from his friends. Stanton doesn't mean to bump into the slender hottie and knock him into a puddle of mud.
Francois Toulouse is irritated when he's ordered to go a coven near Amarillo and inspect their beef. The only thing he knows about cows is how to cook them so they taste amazing. Then he learns...  Read More




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The Bachelor Thief
A Paranormal's Love: Book Twenty-Eight

Attain Walsh knew something was odd at Nicholas Lindson's ranch. Ever since his best friend married Sandra, things have turned...strange. Wanting to get to the bottom of things, Attain begins to show up unexpectedly. He's shocked to stumble across Nicholas making out with someone other than his wife. The idea that his buddy was a cheat had never crossed his mind. Unable to help himself, Attain confronts Nicholas...and learns that the marriage is a sham. Both Nicholas and Sandra have separate partners. Not only that, but his friend's partner--Bodb--isn't human. He's a gargoyle. When Attain meets more of them, he's shocked to find himself attracted to one of the huge beasts--a dark-blue gargoyle named Ssimeas. Then he learns about mates...  Read More



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Capturing Autumn's Airy Breeze
An Autumn Feast Anthology Short Story

Agnoroth knew Kristof Merrill was his mate the second he scented him. Letting him go after holding him in his arms, even for a brief second, had been beyond difficult. Staying away from him for almost eight months to complete his penance to the king was damn near torture. Now Agnoroth is free to find and woo Kristof. His human is understandably wary, considering the first time they'd met Agnoroth had helped kidnap Kristof's friend. Even with the mate-pull on his side, Kristof resists. Can Agnoroth make up for his lapse in judgment and earn his mate's trust?  Read More





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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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An Altered State of Mind
Love at Stake Anthology: A Loving Nip Short Story

Darian Striplan accompanies others in his vampire coven to a secret lab in New York with the intention of shutting it down. They planned to capture the scientists, discover the backers, and free the paranormals trapped there. While inside the facility, Darian scents his beloved--his soul mate--in a human dressed as a guard. Oddly enough, the man also appears to be trying to free the paranormals. Talking to the man, learning his name is Claude Missandel, Darian quickly realizes that there's something wrong. Claude is confused, believing he is rescuing prisoners-of-war. Darian uses his vampiric mental manipulation abilities to search his human's mind and recognizes...  Read More



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With a Gentle Nudge
Kontra's Menagerie: Book Twenty-Six
 
Pierce Rinkon lives a simple life. Having been born with a learning disorder as well as a disability, he knew he was considered by most to be a little on the dim side. That doesn't stop him from enjoying his life, though. His work as a receptionist for his small town's sheriff's office allows him plenty of interaction with others. For fun, Pierce runs, boxes, and finds men interested in a quick romp. After all, he doesn't expect anyone to be interested in him long-term. While out on a morning run deep in the woods, he spots an old acquaintance--retired deputy Mac. When Pierce heads over to say hi, he watches something crazy happen...an animal changes into a man. As he's struggling to process what he's seen, a good-looking dark-haired guy named Daevon makes it plain he's...  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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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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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