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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.

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Snaking the Tiger

Shifter's Regime: Book Seven

The last thing Sage Kanston wants to do is go to the Shifter Council Headquarters to help his older brother, Glade. He hadn’t been on good terms with him…ever. While growing up, Sage remembered Glade to be a bully, and that trait hadn’t changed when he’d been a pride enforcer. Sage doubted it had varied when he became a council enforcer, either. Still, he likes keeping his momma happy, so to the Council Headquarters he goes.

When the enforcer sent to escort Sage to Glade’s boss arrives—some guy named Mycroft—he’s hit with a scent he never expected. Germaine Messalla, the tall, slender, anaconda shifter, is his mate. His world is turned upside down because his pride always told him same-sex fated matings didn’t happen. To make matters even more confusing, Sage learns that a couple of councilmen are in fated gay pairings. So many things he’d been taught…just aren’t true...  Read More

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Release Date: February 19th

Winning the Survivalist

Wolves of Stone Ridge: Book Fifty-Four

Markus Reussmin is a wolf shifter who’s worked as a Stone Ridge deputy for almost a decade. Over the last couple of years, he’s had a few people comment on how he didn’t look as if he’d aged a day, but he’s always been able to laugh it off as good genes. After all, he isn’t ready to go into hiding so he can reappear after a decade with a new reinvention of himself.

When the sheriff’s department receives a report of smoke in a remote part of the forest, Markus is dispatched to check it out. He hikes into the area and discovers a rudimentary campsite. That’s not all. The site is occupied by none other than his mate…judging by the delicious scent pervading the area.

With the help of his shifter nose, Markus locates the hiding human--Ronan Dyer--who turns out to be wary and untrusting of law enforcement...  Read More

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Surrender to the Vampire

A Paranormal's Love: Book Thirty-Two

Destrawn has been second of the Aerasceatle clutch for a little over a year. Under Chieftain Kinsey’s rule, Fate has begun smiling on them, and some of their people have found their mates. While Destrawn is happy for them, he doesn’t think Fate will bring him his own any time soon. He doesn’t consider himself good mate material. He’s too dominant, controlling, and some would even say overbearing.

When Destrawn heads to the nearby Maven vampire coven to hear news that could be too dangerous if voiced over the phone, he discovers he’s wrong. The vampire giving the report regarding the paranormal hunters descending on their area—a seasoned and savvy tracker named Sorbin—is his mate. Ready or not, Destrawn knows he has to accept him. After all, he only gets one...  Read More 

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Interrogation Techniques

Shifter's Regime: Book Six

Enforcer Delanrue Drudeson is a komodo dragon shifter who’s known as the intense brother, the unapproachable one, but he has his reasons. Keeping his brothers safe from a sadistic alpha while growing up meant he’d had to be a careful, manipulative adult…from a very early age. Specializing in interrogation for the last several decades, Delanrue is happy with his life. Then he walks into a secure room where he’s supposed to question the occupant by any means necessary—Midget Suvergy, a guinea pig shifter.

Except, one sniff tells Delanrue that Midget is his mate—the other half of his soul. Knowing the mate-pull could easily compromise his judgement, he immediately assigns the interrogation duties to another. That doesn’t stop him from walking back into that room to be with him. Midget claims just to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, and to Delanrue’s relief, his words scent true....  Read More

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The Drum Major's Passion

Carry Me: Book Eleven

In college, Drew Menard was deep in the closet, too afraid to step out. That meant he missed his chance to follow up on the most amazing kiss of his life. He’s always remembered who’d given it to him, though—Will Hanson. Drew had secretly watched Will at many a track meet and band performance. His biggest regret was never gathering enough courage to be himself and do something about it.

Almost seven years later, Drew no longer thinks of himself as in the closet, although he wouldn’t consider himself out and proud, either. His friends know his orientation, even if his father doesn’t. Why rock the boat when he has zero interest in anyone beyond one night?

All that changes when....  Read More

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Snorkeling with a Saw-shark

Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Nine

When Westram McKinley met Noah Redruvian, an uncouth offer for a roll in the hay has Noah painting him with the same brush as his ex-boyfriend—an unfaithful playboy. As a nearly two century old longnose saw-shark shifter, he did have plenty of experience, but nothing could have been further from the truth. Noah was his mate. Westram would never stray from the man. As weeks without his mate turn into months, Westram’s shark begins to pine, becoming increasingly volatile, only calmed with the help of his alpha, Kaiser. The continued updates about Noah from Kaiser’s mate, Arthur—who is good buddies with the man—also help keep Westram from losing his mind. When Arthur comes to Westram and shares that Noah hasn’t answered his call in two days, Westram doesn’t waste a second. He heads to Noah’s...  Read More

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Fighting for his Fox

A Loving Nip: Book Twenty-Three

When Jerome Harsnen’s best buddy, Stanton, meets a hot guy and gives in to his bisexuality, he learns something unimaginable—vampires are real. Stanton’s lover is one, and he’s part of a coven in Montana. Since Jerome’s younger brother is already living in another state, he decides to move with Stanton when his buddy asks him to. While Jerome could admit to being wholly unprepared to live with a coven of vampires, he’s even more ill-equipped to handle meeting a shifter who revs his engine like no one ever has before. The shifter lets slip that Jerome is his mate, but then he walks away. After some soul-searching, Jerome decides to track the man down. It’s a small town, after all. He discovers the guy is a red fox shifter named Deputy Cain Whistler. When Jerome goes to introduce himself, he's surprised to find Cain having lunch with his fiancée.  Read More

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The Realtor's Unexpected Find

Kontra's Menagerie: Book Twenty-Nine

Bruin Rawlins is a musk ox shifter who enjoys his job as a realtor since it allows him to meet so many new people. That increases his opportunity to find his mate—the other half of his soul. Imagine his surprise when it’s not a client who turns out to be that special someone, but a beaten, battered human he finds in a home he’s checking out. Giving in to his shifter instincts to care for his mate, Bruin takes the man home and, with the help of his brother, treats his injuries. When the human wakes, he panics and runs. To Bruin’s embarrassment, it’s his mammy who manages to calm him, taking him to call his family and giving Bruin a chance to learn his mate’s name—Juan Ramirez. When Juan’s relations arrive, other people are with them. Bruin learns that Juan already knows about shifters...  Read More

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Luring the Polar Bear

Wolves of Stone Ridge: Book Fifty-Three

Beta Dixon Holsteen is more than ready to leave behind Savannah, Georgia and the problems facing the Shifter Council. He misses the beauty of his mountain home and the bonds he’s forming in his pack. After returning to the council’s headquarters for one last meeting, Dixon stops at the cafeteria to get a bite to eat before heading to the airport. To his surprise, he scents his mate in a big polar bear shifter bussing tables. He learns Helsinki Akna had been picked up while in the company of a rogue ex-councilman. Speaking with the big, shy man, Dixon realizes quickly that it wouldn’t take much for someone to manipulate the soft-spoken bear. His mate is a bit…dim. Still, Dixon knows that finding a fated mate is a gift, and he wants him. When Dixon makes his intentions known, Helsinki is confused, being under the belief....  Read More

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Chumming with a Great White

Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Eight

Graham Canton's life has always revolved around his work as a Navy SEAL. When faulty Intel culminates in a mission going horribly wrong, he loses more than just part of his leg. He loses his identity. While Graham knows he should feel grateful he's returning home alive--after all, some on his team didn't--all he can think about is how life as he knows it is over. Then, living with his brother as he recovers, Graham meets Eban O'Gillie, and his life turns upside down all over again.

As a dominant great white shark shifter, Eban enjoys his role as head enforcer for his pod. His life at World of Aquatica, a marine park owned and operated mostly by aquatic shifters, couldn't be better. He loves helping his alpha and beta aid those under their care...  Read More

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Courting the Sheriff

A Paranormal's Love: Book Thirty-One

Following his brother, Bodb, to a ranch in Texas, Lludd works there as a gargoyle enforcer. He protects not only Bodb, but his mate, their holdings, and make-shift family. Over the last few years, Lludd has watched a number of others find their mates in and around the area. He longs for that himself, but as a gargoyle, he has no safe way to search out that special person who is the other half of his soul. At over a thousand years old, Lludd is losing patience. When Bodb gives him a dressing-down for saying something thoughtless--again--he heads to the barn in a foul mood. Naturally, that's when Lludd stumbles upon his mate, startling him but good--Sheriff Archer Montgomery.

The sheriff had been doing some discreet investigating after receiving an anonymous tip about shady goings-on noticed at the ranch...  Read More

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The Hand of Pestilence

A Loving Nip: Book Twenty-Two

Aiden Rolston has loved Garrett Morrison from the moment he met the vampire. Unfortunately, Fate didn't make him Garrett's beloved--his soul mate. He knows that eventually, he'll lose him--either to old age or to someone of Fate's choosing. Aiden certainly didn't think it would be to murder--his own.

Garrett's coven master always warned them not to get too attached to donors. That doesn't stop him from losing his heart to sweet Aiden, and he's the only human he's fed from in almost three years. Garrett knows the man isn't his beloved, but he just can't bring himself to look at or to touch another. Then...he fails him.

The Horseman of Pestilence finds the bonds his brothers--War and Death--created with their chosen ones fascinating. Their men make his...  Read More

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Undercover Snake

Shifter's Regime: Book Five

Prescott is bored, lonely, and even a little jealous. While he feels bad about that last one, he can't do anything about it. Everyone in his flock have found their mates, and they're so lovey-dovey Prescott wants to gag. It wouldn't be so bad if he could go out and search for his own mate. Unfortunately, due to the unrest in the shifter community and his flock living with a councilman, the estate is on lockdown. Tired of it, Prescott sneak out and heads to a new dance club. He intends to dance and get laid, but what he discovers is so much more.

When Nkosi Akintola follows Prescott into the men's room, they realize they're mates. As much as Nkosi wishes he could bond with Prescott that instant, he can't. He's a black mamba shifter on an undercover mission, and timing is critical. As a member of the rogue...  Read More

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Crashing the Summer Barbeque

A Wolves of Stone Ridge Short Story

King Leortis is no fool. As soon as he notices how a group of human friends all mated with dragons, he’s interested. After all, he’s been looking for his mate for almost two thousand years. Leortis drops in on one of the dragons unannounced—Agnoroth—and crashes his barbeque. His keen insight pays off. When Leortis meets the human Cardin Robinson, he knows he’s the one. Unfortunately, the cute redhead is struggling with self-esteem after discovering his boyfriend cheating on him—soon to be ex, as far as Leortis is concerned. Between getting rid of a cheating boyfriend and dealing with unrest with his family, can Leortis woo his jaded mate and bring him home?

Reader Advisory: This story follows events that happened in Capturing Autumn’s Airy Breeze, part of the Autumn Feast anthology.   Read More

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A Gargoyle for his Own

A Paranormal's Love: Book Thirty

Master vampire Krispin Stearling has led his coven for over one hundred fifty years. Ruling his people while running a successful hotel and bar--which affords the vampires a safe, discreet place to search for donors--creates a great deal of stress. Krispin finds refuge on his rooftop garden and meditates there often. Imagine his surprise when his beloved literally falls out of the sky, taking out a swatch of bushes with him. After Krispin drives away his beloved's attacker, he takes him to his suite and ensures he's well cared for. He learns his name is Washington, and he's a tracker for the nearby Aerasceatle clutch. The gargoyle who'd injured him is a rogue he's been tracking. While Wash admits to wanting to pursue his bond with Krispin, he has reservations. Wash's clutch recently gained a new chieftain...  Read More

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A Wolf in Hiding

Wolves of Stone Ridge: Book Fifty-Two

Elroy Greer has been having a really bad month. A co-worker blames him for mistakes he didn't make. His car is broken into. He lost most of his friends to his ex in the break-up. Then his hiking buddy bales at the last second, leaving Elroy alone at a trailhead. He decide some time in nature to get away from it all is still an excellent idea and heads out on his own. True to his bad luck, Elroy gets caught in a spring flash storm, loses his way, and tumbles off a cliff. He expects to die out there, but he doesn't. Elroy wake up in a log cabin with a man who's already supposed to be dead--Rueben Calhoun. Except, Rueben is calling himself Dermot Reever. As Dermot begins explaining about wolf shifters and mates and that they are destined to be together, Elroy can hardly believe it's real. He's sure he'll wake up and...  Read More

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ArMaDillo Packin'

Kontra's Menagerie: Book Twenty-Eight

Ronald Oleander, Ronnie to his friends, has been looking forward to this road trip for months, ever since he'd aced the test for his motorcycle license. With the wind on his face, he follows Noah and Adam--his older brother and his brother's mate--through winding back roads. Their destination is a small town in Wisconsin where they're meeting up with Adam's old biker gang. Ronnie has been warned the place is homophobic and never to go anywhere alone. Except, when he arrives, the first thing he notices is an enticing smell. Ronnie wanders around the back of the diner to investigate and find a pair of humans pounding on a smaller guy. Breaking up the fight, he sends the jerks packing. When he focuses on the beaten man, he discovers he's the source of the smell--and is also not only a shifter, but his mate--Hector Ramirez... Read More

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The Substitute Omega

Dragons In Our Time: Book One

All Abraham was supposed to do was deliver a cup of tea to Gary, the human tribute meant to spend the next week with master dragon, Xargos Inyada. Instead, he discovers him gone, leaving only a note behind. Abraham's boss charges him with sharing the disturbing news with Master Inyada. Having no choice, he obeys. Within seconds of meeting the sexy dragon in human skin, Abraham finds himself aroused beyond almost all reason. Xargos explains it's because Abraham is an omega, and he's an alpha in rut. Abraham knows he should head out the door. Except, he doesn't want to walk away from the bliss the master dragon offers. Is he willing, however, to pay the price required for discovering what he's been missing all his life?

Reader Advisory: This short story was originally offered during the 2020 Heart of the Beast Valentine's Give-Away. No significant changes have been made.  Read More

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A Little Angelic Interference

A Loving Nip: Book Twenty-One

As an angel sent to help a struggling soul, getting kidnapped isn't even a blip on Zylen's radar. Before he can connect with Howard, the human he's sent to help, he's taken hostage. He's rescued by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Zylen recuperates in the Horseman of Pestilence's realm while sharing everything he knows before continuing on his mission. Finally meeting Howard, he experiences something he never has before--attraction. At first, he thinks it's a by-product of spending time in the demon realm. Then Zylen has an epiphany. Howard is his stella guida--his guiding star--the only human in existence whose life would give him more purpose than his duty to his creator. Zylen knows he can't reveal his true nature... Read More

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Tangling with a Colossal Squid

Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Seven

Arthur Nesky values control and order in his life. Imagine his frustration when he finds himself the focus of a stalker. After a close call, he visits a friend up north, hoping to get away from his pursuer and gain some perspective. Meeting a sexy man who lights up every nerve ending in Arthur's body is the epitome of bad timing. Then he finds out who Kaiser is...and the secrets he holds...making him wonder if he's jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Kaiser Roush is nearly three hundred years old, the alpha of his pod, and a successful business man. Over the years, he's learned the value of hard work, how to... Read More

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Croc on the Menu

Shifter's Regime: Book Four

As owner of an authentic Irish pub, Sinjin Gallagher thought he'd seen it all. That all changes when a huge bruiser of a man enters his establishment looking for one of his regulars. To Sinjin's surprise, the guy isn't there to cause trouble...but to stop it. What's even odder is when he finds himself aroused by the man's efficiency as he deals with that threat. As a pacifist, Sinjin doesn't understand his unexpected desire.

Tideus Solverman ran across information that Councilman Goldstein would be attacked while eating at an Irish pub. As a Council Enforcer, it's his duty to stop it. Even with the distraction of the hot pub owner--Sinjin, his mate--he gets the job done. Read More