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, although a few of my older tales are M/F and menage.
Come explore the worlds of gargoyles, shifters, and creatures of the paranormal!




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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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Planned Release Date: March 29th

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. Using his mate's love for cooking to spend time together, Seever works hard to get his human to warm up to him. When trouble with rogue shifters comes their way, Seever makes a grave mistake. He assumes that Reese--who's there visiting his cousin, Rocky, who knows about shifters and is bonded to one--is also aware...  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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Beguiling his Timid Waiter
A Paranormal's Love: Book Twenty-Five

Kinsey has watched for centuries as his father's bigoted views tore his family apart. Seeing the rift between his parents grow wider than ever, he does the only thing he can think of to fix it, even knowing it could very well cost him his enforcer position. Sneaking into Falias clutch territory, Kinsey searches for his estranged brother, Conchlin. He finds him at a bowling alley. Once he gets in there, the scent of another quickly distracts him--the human Jimmy. For the first time in Kinsey's life, he puts his own desires first. With some help from Conchlin, he meets Jimmy and slowly begins to woo him from the shadows. Just when Kinsey prepares to reveal the existence of paranormals and that he's a gargoyle, his worst fears manifest--his father discovers where he's been going...  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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The Cat that Snared the Tom
Shifter's Regime: Book Two
 
For over a century, Lachlan Addair worked for the Shifter Council as an enforcer. When the ruling body decided to open a new investigative branch, Lachlan was the first to volunteer. Infiltrating and exploring a shifter unit without detection is right up his curious cat's alley. When Lachlan's duty to report the causes of strife within a lynx pride has him slipping into Councilman Goldstein's estate undetected--just for fun, of course--Lachlan stumbles across Thad--his mate. Unfortunately, the wild turkey shifter is standoffish and brusque. He doesn't trust Lachlan and makes no secret that he thinks the mate-pull is nothing but...  Read More




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You'll be the Death of Us
A Loving Nip: Book Seventeen
 
Eric Young and Daren Creston met when both attended a pride parade in Denver with friends. They'd immediately hit it off. Three months later, city-dwelling Eric moved in with small-town living Daren, and they made their home in Colin City. Seven years later, they are still very much in love. After years of saving, Eric and Daren head to a dude ranch for a little sun, fun, and sexy cowboy roleplay in the bedroom. The place has amazing reviews, is run by vampires, and was recommended by their wolf shifter buddies. After a tragic riding accident leaves Daren's life hanging perilously by a thread, Eric is willing to do anything to save his lover. Death, one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse...  Read More



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Wading with an Octopus
Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Four

Over two weeks before, Detective Grisham Canton arrested the wrong guy--Solomon Lynch. It wasn't the first time it'd happened and probably wouldn't be the last. What made it stand out, however, was the stranger who'd been with Solomon. Grisham didn't know his name, but the memory of his lean, sexy body, wide dark eyes, and distinctive black and red hair invaded his dreams. Waking with a hard on was quickly getting old. Grisham heads to World of Aquatica, hoping to discover the stranger's identity.  When Grisham meets Cuzco Judson, the attraction is even more intense...  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