Erica Pike – Free Reads

Erika Pike - Hot HandsHot Hands by Erica Pike

For weeks, college student Casper has been the victim of sail-by goosing and groping. The problem is that Casper would very much like to get more than groped by those wonderful, big, hot hands. With a journal full of clues, he sets out to discover who his mystery groper is. He may, however, be in serious trouble once he discovers the ominous identity.

Hot Hands is the first of five in a series of short stories, called ‘College Fun and Gays’. Each story is independent of the others and each covers a deep issue. Hot Hands focuses on the effects of high school bullying for being gay. Except for Hot Hands and its sequel, Cold Hands, they can be read in any order.

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In His Pocket by Erika PikeErika Pike In His Pocket

Patrick was twenty-one years old when he found fourteen year old Matt digging through his trash. Little did he know that he was about become the boy’s caretaker. Being a caretaker, however, was no easy task, especially since the kid managed to leave Patrick dumbfounded more than not as the years passed.
Now, at eighteen, Matt presents Patrick with a problem on a whole new level – a problem Patrick may not be able to solve. Matt wants him as a lover.

Free to download at ARe: Erica Pike – In His Pocket

Erica Pike Half Baked PromisesHalf-Baked Promises by Erika Pike

One more day, that’s all Kevin needed. One more day to finish the tax audit and get the hell out of town and back to his normal, everyday life. So it absolutely figured that some over-muscled moron with a pneumatic dick substitute would wake him up at the ass-crack of dawn and shoot his plans right to hell. At this point he’d try anything — maybe a bribe?

Free to download at ARe: Erika Pike – Half-Baked Promises

Love Is Always Write Vol 04 Love is Always Write vol 4This is Volume Four in the Love Is Always Write series, a collection of short stories from the Goodreads’ M/M Romance Group celebrating love, sex and romance between men.
The Goodreads’ M/M Romance Group invited members to view a selection of photos and write a brief story prompt, or they could submit a photo of their own choosing along with a letter outlining a story inspired by the photo. Authors from the group then selected a letter or story prompt, and wrote original stories ranging from a few thousand words all the way to novel length.
The stories in this collection are sexually explicit, and are intended for adult readers. Some stories may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing; the M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section at the beginning of each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.
Whether you are an avid M/M romance reader or new to the genre, this eleven-volume collection of 140 stories will be a delicious treat.

Stories in Volume Four:
GOODBYE PHILLIP – Summer Devon (contemporary/baby)
HALCYON CATS – Derekica Snake (paranormal/shifters)
HALF-BAKED PROMISES – Erica Pike (contemporary/small-town)
A HARD DAZED KNIGHT – J.J. Cassidy (contemporary/enemies-to-lovers)
HARD RIDE – D.D. Keane (contemporary/age gap)
HEART OF SLATE – Trinity Lee (contemporary/gay for you)
HEARTSTRINGS – Jessa Ryan (contemporary/musician)
THE HEARTY BOYS – Andi Lea (contemporary/chef)
HELPFUL PAWS – Elyse Night (contemporary/pets)
HI, HONEY – Natalie Logue (contemporary/action)
HIDING MARIAH – Cheryl Dyson (contemporary/humorous)
THE HIGH KING’S GOLDEN TONGUE – Megan Derr (fantasy/royalty)
HIS TRUE NATURE – Silvia Violet (contemporary/camping)
HOW I LOST IT ON PLANET X – Gabbo De La Parra (sci-fi/enemies-to-lovers)
I WON’T LET GO – Anna Lee (contemporary/zookeepers)

Free to download at ARe: Love is Always Write Vol 04

Erika Pike Midnight Muffins Official CoverMidnight Muffins by Erika Pike

Written for the Love Has No Boundaries event at the M/M Romance Goodreads group. Here’s my prompt (by JustJen):
I am kind of a quiet guy. I’ve never had any luck meeting people or anyone who could really pull me out of my shell. Please help me find someone strong enough and willing to take a chance on me. 

Texan carpenter and hobby farmer Liam is in a pickle. He wants his boyfriend of one month to stay in Castor Springs, but is afraid to suggest it due to Kevin’s dislike of the tiny town. The culinary genius Kevin has been the prince of Liam’s fantasies since childhood and Liam’s not willing to see him go.

What makes things difficult is the massive lion in their path: The two couldn’t be any more different. Kevin is a social butterfly while Liam is more like a common clothes moth whose idea of a perfect evening is to stay at home and eat Kevin’s gourmet food.

When Kevin accuses Liam of being in the closet, even though everyone in town knows he’s gay, Liam will have to face his anxieties in the hope that Kevin will want to grow old in Castor Springs.

Free to download at M/M Romance Group: Erika Pike – Midnight Muffins

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