Works available by Kaje Harper:
Life Lessons series – mystery, police procedural, m/m romance (OUT OF PRINT – returning summer 2021)
book 1 = Life Lessons
story 1.5 = And to All a Good Night
story 1.8 = Getting it Right
book 2 = Breaking Cover
book 3 = Home Work
story 3.5 = Compensations
book 4 = Learning Curve
Hidden Wolves series – werewolves, m/m romance (now returning to print, with a new novel coming spring 2021)
book 1 = Unacceptable Risk (NOW available)
story 1.15 = Unsettled Interlude (now included in the new book 1)
book 2 = Unexpected Demands (NOW available)
story 2.5 = Unwanted Appeal (releasing as book 3 – March 2021)
book 3 = Unjustified Claims (releasing as book 4 – late March 2021)
book 4 = Unsafe Exposure (releasing as book 5 – April 2021)
book 6 = Undeniable Bonds (NEW release May 2021)
Rebuilding Year series – contemporary M/M romance
book 1 = The Rebuilding Year (also in audio book)
book 2 = Life, Some Assembly Required (also in audio book)
book 2.5 = Building Forever (also in audio book)
Into Deep Waters (Free ebook) (also in audio book)
Lies and Consequences (Free ebook)
Nor Iron Bars a Cage (Free ebook)
Laser Visions (Free ebook)
Chasing Death Metal Dreams (Free ebook)
Love and Lint Rollers
A Midnight Clear
Stand-alone short stories and novellas
Like the Taste of Summer
Full Circle (returning 2021)
Possibilities (returning 2021)
Where the Heart Is (returning 2021)
Ghosts and Flames (returning 2021)
Show Me Yours (Free novella)
Tumbling Dreams in the Going for Gold anthology (out of print)
Gift of the Goddess
Unfair in Love and War in the Another Place in Time anthology
Nelson & Caleb (returning 2021)
Not Your Grandfather’s Magic in the Wish Come True anthology
Don’t Plan to Stay
Fair Isn’t Life
Shooting Star (Free short story)
Young Adult stories by Kira Harp
Life Lessons Book 1 – Life Lessons
Novel – 276 pages
Publication date: May 3, 2011
Blurb: Tony Hart’s life has been quiet lately. He has good friends and a rewarding teaching job. Then the murdered body of another teacher falls into the elevator at his feet, and Tony’s life gets a little too exciting.
Jared MacLean is a homicide detective, a widowed father, and deeply in the closet. But from the moment he meets Tony’s blue eyes in that high school hallway, Mac can’t help wanting this man in his life. However Mac isn’t the only one with his eyes on Tony. As the murderer tries to cover his tracks, Mac has to work fast or lose Tony, permanently.
Buy Link: Currently unavailable – will rerelease in 2021
Life Lessons Book 1.5 – And to All a Good Night
Free short story – 28 pages
Publication date – June 19, 2011 – combined edition 2017
Blurb: In Life Lessons, MPD detective Mac and high school teacher Tony decided that a closeted relationship was worth the risks and difficulties. Now they are briefly separated for the holidays by Tony’s trip to visit his family. Tony on a Florida beach contemplates the joys and stresses of their hidden life, while Mac in the Minnesota snow handles a murder case that hits close to home. And in the evening, over the phone, they try to touch each other with words.
Life Lessons Book 1.8 – Getting it Right
Free short story – 14 pages
Publication date – Feb 10, 2012 – Combined edition 2017
Blurb: This free short story comes between “And to All a Good Night”, and “Breaking Cover.”
For Mac, noticing Valentine’s Day has meant buying his little daughter Anna something pink, and then forgetting about it. So he’s blindsided by the thought that maybe Tony feels differently. Maybe Tony thinks they should do something for each other on Valentine’s this year. But Mac has no clue what.
Tony is trying to teach Mac about being a couple, one lesson at a time. And for Tony, Valentine’s Day may turn out to be an opportunity for another interesting lesson.
Life Lessons Book 2 – Breaking Cover
novel – 320 pages
publication date – July 22, 2011
Blurb: For homicide detective Mac, it’s been a good year. Having Tony to go home to makes him a better cop and a better person. For Tony, it’s been hard being in love with a man he can’t touch in public. Evasions and outright lying to friends and family take a little of the shine off his relationship with Mac, but Tony is determined to make it work.
As the Minneapolis Police Department moves into a hot, humid summer, Mac is faced with a different challenge. A killer has murdered two blond women, and the police have no real clues. Mac hates to think that another murder may be the only way they’ll make progress with the case. But when that murder happens, it hits close to home for Tony. And suddenly Mac faces an ultimatum: come out into the sunlight and stand beside Tony as his lover, or walk away and live without a piece of his heart.
Buy Links: Currently unavailable – will rerelease in 2021.
Life Lessons Book 3 – Home Work
novel – 357 pages
publication date – October 5, 2012
Blurb: Mac and Tony thought the hard part was over. They’re together openly as a couple, sharing a home and building a life with their two children. It’s what they dreamed of. But daughter Anna struggles with the changes, Ben is haunted by old secrets, Mac’s job in Homicide still demands too much of his time, and Tony is caught in the middle. It’s going to take everything these men can give to create a viable balance between home and work. Especially when the outside world seems determined to throw obstacles in their way.
Buy links – Currently unavailable – will rerelease in 2021
Life Lessons Book 3.5 – Compensations
Free short story – 30 pages
Publication date – December 8, 2012
Blurb: This is a free, holiday Life Lessons short story, which takes place a week after the end of the events in Home Work. Contains spoilers for book 3 – Home Work
Mac, Tony and the kids have had a long complicated year. Each of them has dealt with fears and losses, joys and triumphs. As December 31st approaches, it’s time to look forward to the new year, and what may be in store. Mac and Tony figure whatever happens, they can handle it, as long as they go through it together.
Life Lessons Book 4 – Learning Curve
novel – 374 pages
publication date – Sept 5, 2013.
Blurb: Mac is afraid he’ll never recover enough to go back to being a cop, while Tony is afraid that he will.
Three months after being shot, Detective Jared MacLean is healing, but he’s afraid it may not be enough to go back on the job. He won’t give up, though. Being a cop is written deep in Mac’s bones, and he’ll do whatever it takes to carry his badge again.
Tony used to wish he could have Mac safely home, but watching his strong husband battle disabilities is far from Tony’s dream come true. When Mac is asked to consult on a case involving one of Tony’s students, both men will have to face old demons and new fears to find a way to move forward together.
Buy Links: Currently unavailable – will rerelease in 2021
Hidden Wolves Book 1 – Unacceptable Risk
novel – 330 pages
publication date – Oct 14, 2011; re-release Jan 20, 2021.
Blurb: For a hidden shifter, falling in love with a man may be the death of them both.
Simon Conley knows about being an outcast. Born into a secret werewolf pack, he’s the lone gay wolf, an outsider even among his packmates. The top wolves consider him a perversion, a failure, and a security risk. To survive in the human world, werewolves rely on absolute secrecy, and any breaches of their code are dealt with swiftly— and violently.
So when Simon falls in love with Paul, a human man, even his Alpha’s grudging tolerance won’t protect him. He must keep Paul from discovering the truth about him and the secrets the pack jealously guards, or it’s not just their love that’ll end up dead.
rereleased 2021 with light editing and the 1.15 short story included
Buy Links: Universal Link
Hidden Wolves Book 1.15 – Unsettled Interlude
Free short story – 23 pages – also included in the 2021 version of Unacceptable Risk
Publication date – April 14, 2013 – rereleased as part of book 1 Jan 20, 2021.
Blurb: This is a significantly expanded version of the short story “Interlude – 1.1”. Note that this story follows after and contains spoilers for the first novel : Unacceptable Risk – Hidden Wolves book 1.
Paul Hunter just spent two days as a captive to werewolves, his life hanging in the balance, a witness to crimes and craziness. Now he’s back in his regular life, and living with Simon, the man he’s been falling for. And he’s part of a werewolf pack. He needs his brain to somehow catch up with all of that.
Simon thought saving his human mate from his own pack would be the hardest thing he’d face with Paul, but he’s beginning to realize that was just the beginning. He has to figure out how their future will work, and convince his skittish lover that staying with the pack is better than leaving it, while hints of threats to Paul’s safety keep him awake at night. Fortunately Simon is up for the challenge.
Hidden Wolves Book 2 – Unexpected Demands
novel – 305 pages
Publication date – March 23, 2012 – Re-releasing Feb 25, 2021.
Blurb: When Aaron took down a crazy dominant wolf and inherited half a pack, he knew the Alpha job wasn’t going to be easy. A week later, he’s finding out what an understatement that was. Having a gay wolf in his pack brings lethal threats from other werewolves. Then humans locate his wolves and move in to try to capture and exploit one of them. Aaron has enough pressure and demands without letting his long-suppressed sexuality escape his rigid control. But keeping his distance from a young man who appeals to all his senses could be Aaron’s biggest challenge.
Hidden Wolves Book 2.5 – Unwanted Appeal
Novella – 86 pages
Publication date – April 24, 2013 – rerelease coming in March 2021
Blurb:This story follows after, and contains spoilers for, Unexpected Demands – Hidden Wolves Book 2.
Werewolf packs traditionally stay aloof from one another, but gossip still spreads like wildfire. Whispers and rumors about Simon and his mate-bonded male lover, and the pack’s experiences with human were-hunters, are still making the rounds. Aaron, the Alpha of Minneapolis West, would love to see his pack’s fame fade into the past. But the arrival of two strange wolves makes it clear that for some outsiders, his pack is still considered a pariah, or a threat. For others, it has unwanted appeal.
Hidden Wolves Book 3 – Unjustified Claims
Novel – 398 pages
Publication date – September 19, 2014
Blurb: Brandt Davis loved being part of his Michigan werewolf pack, until they found his stash of gay porn. He escaped their anger, running in wolf-form into the wilderness, but he can’t live that way forever. And he can’t hide in fur like a coward when an injured man needs his help.
Ethan Sjulstad knows life is making him crazy when a solo hike into the Minnesota Boundary Waters seems reasonable. Then a bad fall leaves him seriously hurt and facing death. Delirious, he hallucinates being rescued by a big grey wolf and a naked woodland godling. For a man who has always loved fantasy, it’s worth surviving just to find out what the hell is going on.
Buy links : Currently unavailable – will rerelease in 2021
Hidden Wolves Book 4 – Unsafe Exposure
Novel – 388 pages
Publication date – September 9, 2016
Blurb: Stepping out of the closet as a gay man may be a walk in the park, compared to coming out as a werewolf.
From the moment artist Dylan Shore arrives in Chicago, his life gets twisted like a kaleidoscope. Why does a street gang he’s never met before want him dead? Why is a hot but odd mathematician stalking him? And how can half the things Alex Corwin says possibly be true, no matter how honest he seems?
Alex has a frightening dilemma. Dylan is attractive, appealing, out and proud. He’s also completely unaware that he’s a werewolf. It shouldn’t be Alex’s job to tell him, and warn him that gay wolves usually end up dead. But someone has to, before he finds out in blood and violence.
Chicago’s not Alex’s home town, but somehow he needs to protect Dylan from the local packs, protect the Packs from being outed by Dylan, and keep his cool around the first man to touch his own deeply-closeted heart.
Buy links : Currently unavailable – will rerelease in 2021
The Rebuilding Year
novel – 323 pages, contemporary, mystery
Publication date – March 6, 2012
Blurb: A few excruciating minutes pinned in a burning building cost Ryan Ward his job as a firefighter, the easy camaraderie of his coworkers, his girlfriend, and damn near cost him his left leg. Giving up, though, isn’t an option. Compared to the alternative, choosing a new profession, going back to school, and renting a room from the college groundskeeper are simple.
Until he realizes he’s falling in love with his housemate, and things take a turn for the complicated.
John Barrett knows about loss. After moving twice to stay in touch with his kids, he could only watch as his ex-wife whisked them away to California. Offering Ryan a room seems better than rattling around the empty house, but as casual friendship moves to something more, and a firestorm of emotions ignites, the big old house feels like tight quarters.
It’s nothing they can’t learn to navigate, though. But when dead bodies start turning up on campus—and one of the guys is a suspect—their first taste of real love could go up in smoke.
Also available in audiobook with Gomez Pugh narrating – https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Rebuilding-Year-Audiobook/B075QL61GS
Also available in French translation from MxM Bookmark: L’année du renouveau: Se reconstruire, T1 https://www.amazon.fr/Lannée-renouveau-Se-reconstruire-T1-ebook/dp/B07MWG3S7S/
Life, Some Assembly Required (Rebuilding Year, Book 2)
novel – 308 pages, contemporary, family
Publication date – June 9, 2015
Blurb: Finding love in the ashes was easy. Building a life together? Don’t make Fate laugh.
After spending the first part of his life chasing pretty girls, love has finally come to Ryan in the form of John, a tall, lanky, red-headed landscape architect with wide shoulders and a five-o’clock shadow.
For the first time in his life, love feels easy. Hell, he even ran into a burning building for John and his son, and he’d do it again if he had to. But telling his father and brothers “I’m gay. I’ve met a man”? That’s a bumpy ride he’s not looking forward to.
For John, loving Ryan is as natural as breathing. Now if only the rest of his life would fall into place. Dealing with his teen son is complicated enough, but with his ex-wife causing trouble and his daughter wanting to move in, John’s house—and his relationship with Ryan—threaten to split at the seams.
Would one month without a new surprise knocking him upside the heart be asking too much? If the sound of Fate’s laughter is any indication, the answer must be yes…
Also available in audiobook with Gomez Pugh narrating – https://www.audible.com/pd/Life-Some-Assembly-Required-Audiobook/B07M68BCSW
Also available in French translation from MxM Bookmark: Une vie à construire: Se reconstruire, T2 https://www.amazon.fr/Une-vie-%C3%A0-construire-reconstruire-ebook/dp/B07ZH8BKXY
Building Forever (Rebuilding Year, Book 2.5)
novella – 98 pages, contemporary, family
Publication date – October 14,2017
Blurb: Four years ago, Ryan and John decided they’d wait to get married until it came with full legal equality. Now, thanks to the Supreme Court, that historic moment has finally arrived. But two hundred miles separate Ryan’s hectic residency from John’s busy campus job. With a son in college, a daughter choosing her future, and a rambunctious Irish Setter needing attention, planning a wedding isn’t simple.
Of course, even the most perfect ceremony can’t solve all their problems. What does it take to build forever?
Also available in audiobook with Gomez Pugh narrating – https://www.audible.com/pd/Building-Forever-Audiobook/B07MKSB17P
Tracefinder: Contact (Tracefinder, Book 1)
novel – 382 pages, contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller
Publication date – January 8, 2016
Blurb : What could an undercover cop and a drug lord’s pet psychic have in common?
Brian Kerr has spent years hiding behind a facade of mental slowness. His brother and sister got all three of them off the streets and into a cushy life, under the protection of a dangerous criminal. But to keep that safety, Brian has to use his Finding talent to track down the boss’s enemies. Although he pretends not to know what he’s really doing, each Find takes its toll, and he’s trapped in a life he hates, losing touch with his true self.
Nick Rugo’s job is to protect and serve the people of Minneapolis as an undercover cop. He isn’t closeted, but he isn’t out at work, and there’s a wild, angry side to him that he’s managed to keep hidden until now. When he’s assigned to bring Brian’s boss to justice, he intends to use anything and anyone it takes to do that.
Nick initially sees Brian as a pawn to be played in his case, but he keeps getting glimpses of a different man behind the slow, simpleminded mask. As the two men get to know each other, it becomes clear they share secrets, some of which might get them both killed.
Tracefinder: Changes (Tracefinder, Book 2)
novel – 369 pages, contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller
Publication date – August 4, 2016
Blurb : Brian can Find a lost child or a wanted criminal, but when his secret gets out, even Nick’s skills and connections may not be enough to keep them safe.
Brian Kerr is now free of his dangerous boss and his domineering brother. He’s eager to start using his psychic Finding talent to help people, if he can figure out how to do that safely. His dyslexia, and his tendency to act simpleminded under stress, make building his new life a daunting challenge. And while his not-quite-boyfriend, Nick, is willing to support him, in bed and out of it, Brian doesn’t want to lean on Nick. If their relationship is going anywhere, he has to be a full partner and handle his own problems.
Nick Rugo’s walking a tightrope instead of settling into the ordinary cop’s life he’d hoped for. He’s hiding too many things from too many people. He has told professional and unprofessional lies that will come back to haunt him. Now, with Brian determined to start Finding again, he’s not sure he can protect the man he cares for. If all that wasn’t enough to make him start punching walls, he also has a suspicion that Brian’s brother Damon and sister Lori may be out there, lurking, ready to complicate their lives.
Tracefinder: Choices (Tracefinder, Book 3)
novel – 406 pages, contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller
Publication date – July 30, 2020.
Blurb : An ex-cop and a psychic on the mend find their safe haven threatened by vandalism, arson, and the shadow of their dangerous past.
After overusing his Talent till he almost died, Brian wants nothing more than a quiet job on the farm, with Nick to come home to. He’s trying to start a new life, despite bad dreams he can’t shake, vandalism close to home, and his sister’s problematic baby on the way.
Nick gave up the police force and moved to North Carolina to be with Brian, and he doesn’t regret it. But he’s at loose ends, with no real work, the lurking specter of Brian’s brother Damon hanging around, and a worry in the pit of his stomach that Damon’s old enemies might still be after Brian. Nick’s keeping his eyes open and his gun loaded.
Changes Coming Down (Changes, Book 1)
novel – 253 pages, contemporary, M/M/M poly, mystery
Publication date – Dec 1, 2019
Blurb : For three gay men in love, opening the closet door could be a risky move.
Sheriff Casey Barlow has a slick, media-savvy challenger out to beat him in the upcoming election. Casey’s damned good at his job, but he hasn’t kissed the right asses, and early polls suggest voters like his opponent’s style. Coming out now, let alone revealing his relationship with two men, could sink any hope of keeping his badge.
Scott Edison has a real shot at the NHL. He’s playing the best hockey of his life. Whenever he can, he travels home to his gruff sheriff and their laid-back cowboy, but there are no out gay players in the NHL. As a rookie working his ass off to be called up, he can’t afford to make waves.
Will Rice always figured he’d live alone, managing Graham and Annmarie Slater’s cattle ranch, but a hot, young hockey player and a compact, muscled lawman rearranged his plans. Even though he’s older and lanky and ordinary, he’s been sharing their lives and their beds. He doesn’t need to be out— isn’t sure he ever wants the Slaters to know about him. Life’s good the way things are.
Then Graham and Annmarie are killed in a hit and run that may not be an accident. As Will grieves, and Casey investigates, the coming changes will shake all their lives.
** this is a re-edit and expansion of the story in the “Hunting Under Covers” anthology
Changes Going On (Changes, Book 2)
novel – 354 pages, contemporary, M/M/M poly, mystery
Publication date – March 26,2020
Blurb : Three men, one summer of media, mentorship, and murder.
There’s a reason Scott Edison came out as gay and poly on national TV— now no one can try to push him back into the closet. But as his men and his hockey team deal with the fallout from fans and paparazzi, moving forward isn’t as easy as he’d hoped.
Will Rice was looking forward to a quiet summer, sharing the work with his guys and giving Scott a refuge from the spotlight. He’s hired a couple of young ranch hands, and finally feels ready to give back some of the mentoring that turned his life around decades ago. But good fences won’t be enough to keep trouble off the ranch.
Casey Barlow left the Sheriff’s Department on his own terms, out and proud. But when the new sheriff is murdered— and Casey’s one of the few with a watertight alibi— he’s asked to investigate, and he can’t resist. He’s determined to solve the murder, and still take care of his men on the home front. Then one murder becomes two…
It’s a summer of risks and challenges, and working together is the only way they’ll make it through.
Into Deep Waters
free short novel – 172 pages, historical to contemporary, military
Publication date – May 8, 2012
Blurb: For Jacob and Daniel, two young gay men aboard a Navy ship in WWII, the risks were high. Not just the risks of injury and death from Japanese planes and submarines, but the risk of discovery, of discharge, imprisonment or worse. Only a special kind of love was worth taking that chance. But from the moment Daniel met Jacob’s eyes across a battle-scarred deck, he knew he had to try.
Being together required figuring out what it meant to be gay and in love with another man, in an era when they could be jailed or committed for admitting the desires of their hearts. On a ship at war, their relationship was measured in stolen moments and rare days of precious leave, with no guarantees there would be a tomorrow. And if they survived the war, they would need even more luck to keep their love alive through all the years to come.
This story was written for a photo and story request letter as part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Love is Always Write event.
Buy Link: Audible
Love and Lint Rollers
Novel – 220 pages , contemporary
Publication date – Oct 9, 2018.
Blurb: Even with six beloved cats at home, Thom Fletcher can’t help opening his heart to a little injured stray he finds at Pride. Luckily, the generosity of the veterinarian who helps him means he doesn’t have to open his wallet. Thom’s budget is stretched pretty thin, between his struggling start-up and medical expenses for his Crohn’s disease, so the free cat care helps a lot. Thom may have fallen for the little feline, but he’s also intrigued by the attractive vet in the bi-pride bracelet.
Dean Edwards went to Pride with his colors on his wrist, hoping to find community after his divorce. Instead, he’s pulled into a cat rescue by an appealing man. Dean likes Thom’s kindness to strays, his blue-gray eyes, his intelligence, and his perspective from decades as an out gay man. Maybe with Thom, Dean will finally feel able to explore his long-neglected attraction to men.
They’re not a perfect match. From Dean’s cat-hating dog to Thom’s chronic health issues and preferences in bed, going from a casual date to something more will be a challenge for both of them.
Lies and Consequences
free novel – 171 pages, contemporary, thriller
Publication date – April 5, 2011 – debut book
Blurb: Chris Fletcher and Ian McCallum started out as a hook-up: no names, no strings, no future. But fate seemed determined to throw them together and each time was better than the last. Ian couldn’t help starting to think about forever.
Chris knew he shouldn’t take the chance. His life was a web of lies, from providing his Navy fiancee Jenny with a beard to the details of his fictional childhood. Ian would hate being deceived and a crash was inevitable. But Chris had never felt so deeply about a man before.
When the lies came out, Ian did walk away. But fate wasn’t done with them. Because Chris’s life was in danger, and only Ian was close enough to help. Now Ian had to decide where the deeper truths lay, and whether what he felt for Chris was still strong enough to risk his safety and his heart.
Like the Taste of Summer
free short story – 45 pages, historical, college
Publication date – July 11, 2011
Blurb: This short story was written for the Goodreads M/M Romance group’s Hot Summer Days event.
When Jack ended up at college in a small town in the middle of the Iowa cornfields, September 1981, he figured it would at least be better than being home. He had no idea. Sean was on the opposite side
of the town-and-gown divide, but attraction knows no boundaries. And when personal tragedy brought them together, it was the beginning of something extraordinary.
novella – 81 pages, bittersweet ending, contemporary, historical
Publication date – Sept 16, 2011
Blurb: It may be better to have loved and lost, twice, than never loved at all, but it sure as hell gets lonely. Jamison Severs is sitting in a bar contemplating his past as a failed lover, failed doctor, failed drunkard, and a fading old man, trying to find a reason not to lift that glass. Then a beautiful blond boy walks in the door, bringing reminders of Jamie’s past with him. Meeting the son of Jamie’s former lover, Toller, brings back the good old days, and the bad. And maybe it’s finally time for Jamie to come to terms with all the things that brought him and Toller together, and the things that broke them apart.
Buy links: Currently unavailable – will rerelease in 2021
short story – 45 pages, contemporary, Valentine’s, HIV+
Publication date – Feb 10, 2012
Blurb: After the five years he spent with his last lover, Cade has come to regard Valentine’s Day as irrelevant — just another day when romantic chumps spend money they can’t spare to keep the chocolate and greeting card companies happy. But his lover, Lorin, has been dead for eight months. After struggling to get past his grief, and cope with his HIV positive status, Cade is beginning to think about getting on with his life. Joel, a young co-worker, is not the person Cade would have chosen to share his battered and tainted renaissance . But Joel may be just the man to unfreeze the romantic in Cade’s soul.
Buy links: Currently unavailable – will rerelease in 2021
Where the Heart Is
short story – 47 pages, contemporary, Christmas
Publication date – December 30, 2011
Blurb: Dr. Trevor Carson had a good life as a city veterinarian, until his father died. Taking over his dad’s remote country practice was supposed to be temporary, but Trevor found himself loving the place. If only it didn’t mean separation from his partner, Michael. A Christmas visit from Michael gives each of them a chance to decide if home is a place or a person.
Buy Links: Currently unavailable – will rerelease in 2021.
Ghosts and Flames
novella – 84 pages, paranormal, tangentially related to Lies and Consequences
Publication date – November 4, 2011
Blurb: When Ben’s best friend Grant died, all Ben’s unspoken hopes for love died with him. Grant’s return as a ghost eased Ben’s heart, and even saved his life, but that could never be enough. So Ben left town. Now in a Florida hotel room he discovers that he failed to leave Grant’s specter behind. When the meddlesome ghost urges Ben to go out and have a drink at a bar, he isn’t expecting to run into supernatural trouble, or a sexy man like Talon. But that combination may turn out to be just what Ben needs to learn to live again. If he survives the experience.
Buy Links: Currently unavailable – will rerelease in 2021.
Within Reach – Fae Story
free short story – 27 pages, bittersweet ending, paranormal
Publication date – April 5, 2012
Blurb: This story was written for an anthology call for Storm Moon Press, back when I had just started publishing. I submitted it in July 2011 and only later found out that no decisions would be made until February of 2012. So I decided to just try to forget I ever wrote this one. Then in February it was returned to me, because SMP had not received enough submissions to put out the anthology.
The anthology call was for stories about an encounter between a human and one of the Fair Folk on Midsummer’s Night. No HEA or HFN ending required. And that’s what I wrote. The end isn’t particularly dark or painful, but the guys don’t walk off into the sunset either. The fae are often complicated and seldom kind, to each other or to the humans they meet by moonlight.
Link: This story is online only, here on this website: Fae Story
Show Me Yours
Free story – 135 pages, contemporary, off page incidence of child abuse
Publication date – July 29, 2012
Blurb: Josh and Trey have been friends since they were kids, but Josh moved away when they were both seventeen. Their bond has been thinned by distance, by the weight of secrets withheld and a trust betrayed. For years now they’ve only exchanged short emails and occasional calls, over too many miles to cross. Trey’s been willing to live with that, even encouraged it. Because letting Josh get close again might make keeping Trey’s secrets impossible.
When Josh shows up on Trey’s doorstep with a request for help, it could well be an unmitigated disaster. But Trey finds he can’t say no. This is Josh asking Trey to lend a hand. Josh, the guy who still pushes every other man Trey ever looked at to second place. So Trey’s going to take the chance and say yes. He’s going to grab a few days with the straight guy he never stopped loving, take what crumbs he can get, and damn the consequences. Although those consequences may not turn out to be the ones Trey’s expecting.
Link: Free downloads from Goodreads
Tumbling Dreams in the Going for Gold anthology
short story – 70 pages, contemporary
Publication date – August 31, 2012
Blurb: Gymnast Tyler Bannichek has a shot at his Olympic dreams. He’s fighting a recurring back injury, but playing hurt is part of high-level sports. He won’t let it hold him back. Even if his roommate Eli thinks he’s crazy, taking stupid risks for a moment’s glory.
Tyler has a plan: train through the pain, win Olympic gold, then come out of the closet and tell Eli he’s ready to be more than just friends. All he needs is hard work, a little luck, and a bit of damned patience from Eli…
The other stories include: Hot Shots by Michael P. Thomas, Into the Deep by Nico Jaye, The Quad by Kelly Rand, Lightning in a Bottle by Sarah Madison, Swimming the Distance by Annabeth Albert, Shooting for Gold by Whitley Gray, and An Olympic Goal by K-lee Klein
Buy Links: currently unavailable
Gift of the Goddess in the Carved in Flesh anthology and stand-alone This is now out of print – to be reissued as a self-pub
short story – 70 pages, fantasy, *content warning – brief on-page non-consensual sex*
Publication date – September 14, 2012
Blurb: People often say that the true perfection in the human form is in its imperfections. Scars are visceral reminders of a person’s past, a sign of an event that can never fade. Whether it was gained in combat, a traumatic experience, or part of a ritual with a lover, scars are the ultimate labels. They leave a permanent mark on the body and spirit that, one way or another, change a person forever.
Garvin’s lover Nyle has been forcibly drafted by a band of soldiers, and Garvin is determined to get him back. But Garvin is no storybook hero. He finds himself desperately praying to a Goddess he barely believes in for help. Her answer is written on his body in scars, but to rescue Nyle, Garvin will still have to come up with a plan that uses his cleverness and not the brute force he lacks. Then he’ll need the courage to follow through.
Buy Links: Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZRX4T5/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CZRX4T5/
A Midnight Clear
novel – 186 pages, contemporary second-chances friends-to-lovers holiday
Publication date – Jan 1, 2021
Can a painful goodbye become a second chance?
Adric’s pretty sure his hopeless crush on his roommate Royce has an end date. They’ll finish their EMT training course before the holidays and take the exam. When they pass—fingers crossed— he has plans for job hunting, but even when he teases or nags, Royce refuses to discuss anything beyond that looming test date. That has to be a red flag.
Adric tries to be resigned to a bromance goodbye at Christmas. But when he and Royce end up in bed together, that changes everything. Doesn’t it?
Nor Iron Bars a Cage
free novel – 244 pages, fantasy, *content warning – history of abuse, self-harm*
Publication date – June 1, 2013
Blurb:First I was a sorcerer. Then I was a hermit. For so long—for years that seemed to go on forever—I couldn’t bear to be touched. I put up not just walls but whole stone bunkers to keep everyone out, emotionally, and physically as well. I was protected from people, from ghosts, from specters real and imagined. Sure, I was alone. But I felt safe. Only, after a while, I wasn’t sure any longer whether a totally “safe” empty life was really worth living.
Then Tobin came along. Out of the blue, out of my past, with a summons from the king that he wouldn’t let me ignore. I tried to cling to my isolation, but he wouldn’t give up on me. Tobin never believed in walls.
This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story, (or novel, as the case may be.)
Novel – 472 pages, contemporary m/m romance
Publication date – June 4, 2013
Blurb: He can find a use for his lover’s hands…except when he needs help the most.
Kellen is short on cash—at least until his first novel starts to sell—but he has plenty of friends. None of them, unfortunately, share his love of books. For that he turns to IM chats with Mike from his online book group.
Though he manages to coax the shy, socially inept pathologist into a real-time meeting, Kellen has no intention of letting his new friend become more than a casual lover. Shaky finances and ailing mother aside, self-sufficiency is Kellen’s prime directive.
Mike considers himself a nerd of the highest order—short, bespectacled, prone to blurting out the wrong thing at the worst possible time. Meeting Kellen face to face is the biggest risk of his life, and he wonders if they’ll get more body parts together than just their faces.
First meeting leads to first date—first everything for Mike—and soon Kellen’s faced with breaking his just-friends-with-benefits rule. Yet as his elderly mother wanders deeper into senility, Kellen wonders if it’s better to lean on Mike rather than fall.
The Family We’re Born With
Free Short Story – 46 pages, contemporary m/m romance, holiday theme
Publication date – December 14, 2013
Blurb: Jesse Calhoun met Devin Palmer five years ago, in front of a Christmas tree at a friend’s party. It was Jesse’s first holiday alone, away from home. Devin didn’t have much of a home to go back to. They found a way to make the season brighter, together.
Four years ago, Jesse brought Devin to his parents’ house and came out to them. It wasn’t all roses, but his family came around, and Devin has spent each holiday with the Calhouns since then. Jesse really loves sharing Christmas with family, and sharing his family with Devin.
So he isn’t prepared to hear his mom say, “I don’t want Devin to come to the house for Christmas Eve this year.” Suddenly it’s not smooth sailing, keeping peace with the family he was born with.
The Family We Make
Novel – 360 pages, contemporary m/m romance
Publication date – September 14, 2014
Blurb: At seventeen, Rick Albright left his home, his parents and even his old name, rather than pretend to be straight. But being on his own was hard. When his big brother Sam found him, and insisted on giving him a place to stay, he didn’t resist too long. Living with Sam is better than fighting just to survive, but it’s not easy to find his balance in a simple, small-town life, after his time on the streets.
Travis Brinkerhoff finally managed to come out in college, his second year anyway. It was the one bright side to losing his baseball scholarship and jock status. But without money for tuition, second year came to an abrupt end. He’s back in his small Minnesota hometown, and back in the closet. Travis feels like he’s trying to fit into a life he’s outgrown. If he’s going to survive, he has to figure out a way to be his own man, maybe even have his own man, without losing the family he loves.
When he left the Marines, Sam Albright wanted nothing more than to find his missing younger brother. Mission accomplished. Now he’s got an independent, possibly traumatized, openly gay young man on his hands, a girlfriend in a war zone overseas, and parents he has to lie to in order to keep the peace. Keeping it all together won’t be easy, but Sam has never backed away from a challenge.
Free Novel – 225 pages, paranormal/Sci Fi/mystery m/m romance
Publication date – July 12, 2014
Blurb: Biology professor Roman Janz was walking across campus and planning his next plant-collecting trip to Brazil, when something stung him on the neck. And now… now he’s wandering in the dark, in the blue, floating, disembodied, and confused. There has to be a good explanation, if he can just find someone, anyone, he can actually talk to about it.
Xavier Faulkner is intelligent, creative, and made millions when he sold his tech-security company. But all his wealth and skills couldn’t keep his sister Tam from being poisoned by food contamination. She lived, but her health was damaged, and her job as a cop is gone. In the antebellum house he moved them to, Xavier hopes to find both a distraction and maybe a purpose for their lives. But the old house seems to come with strange noises, and odd blue lights, and maybe― if Xavier isn’t just going crazy― a naked guy, walking away into the blue…
This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love’s Landscapes” event.
Free Download Links : On the M/M Group’s download site.
Unfair in Love and War in the Another Place in Time anthology
Novella (stands alone – theme-connected series) – 65 pages, WWII historical m/m romance
Publication date – October 1, 2014
Blurb:Welcome to another place in time…where one can be swept away into lands and eras long forgotten. This collection of short stories was birthed because a sworn “I don’t like historicals” reader fell in love with what have become some of her favorite books by most of her favorite writers. Surprisingly, they were all historicals. Determined to make others feel the love, these authors were asked to contribute small tastes of how amazing historical storytelling can be.
Included in this anthology: “Office Romance” by Tamara Allen
“Introducing Mr. Winterbourne” by Joanna Chambers
“The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh” by KJ Charles
“Unfair in Love and War” by Kaje Harper
“Carousel” by Jordan L. Hawk
“Deliverance” by Aleksandr Voinov
Along with a foreword written by Alex Beecroft, enjoy these original short stories that make up “Another Place in Time”.
All proceeds from the purchase of this anthology will be donated to AllOut.org in celebration of LGBT History Month, October 2014.
Nelson & Caleb – Storming Love series #5
Novella (stands alone – theme-connected series) – 87 pages, contemporary m/m romance
Publication date – October 3, 2014
Blurb: Nelson Dunn has a settled routine – an evening security-guard job, days off for his therapy dogs, occasional club sex, and good books. He sometimes dreams about more, but he’s made himself content. So when Hurricane Lauris strands Caleb Robertson at his house, Nelson has mixed feelings about having an attractive guy in his space. Especially when nothing more can possibly happen.
Caleb went to the hospital to get the cast off his broken foot. Instead, he finds himself waiting out the storm with Nelson, his three dogs, and a very wet cat. It’s less of a hardship than he’d have expected.
Buy Links : Currently unavailable – will rerelease in 2021
Novel (stands alone) – 144 pages, contemporary m/m romance
Publication date – January 4, 2015
Blurb:Sometimes you have to go home again.
When Bryce Edwards left Minnesota for the bright lights of Hollywood ten years ago, he was determined not to look back. He’s built a solid acting career through his own hard work and talent. But when he finds himself unemployed right before Christmas, the memories he’s been ignoring start to rise up and annoy him.
Maybe it’s time to take a different approach; maybe it’s time to confront his past and not just use it as motivation for his next angsty scene. If he can make peace with what happened back then— the small-town bigots who drove him away, and his first boyfriend who refused to leave with him— maybe he’ll be free to move on to something better. He’s not sure what “something better” will look like, but he’s finally ready to get on a plane, go home, and find out.
Don’t Plan to Stay
Novella (stands alone) – 134 pages, contemporary holiday m/m romance
Publication date – December 9, 2017
Blurb:At eighteen, Donnie Kagan’s plans for graduation, and maybe even college, were derailed by a beer, a stoplight, and a fatal crash. Now he’s twenty-four, out of prison, and bitterly determined to start over. But with the holidays approaching, he can’t resist a quick trip home to Tallbridge, North Dakota, and the man he left behind. Just a fast look, to make sure Adam’s doing all right, before Donnie starts his new life. He doesn’t plan to stay.
Adam Lindberg’s been waiting six years to get closure with Donnie. He missed that chance after the accident, fighting for his life in a hospital bed as Donnie pled guilty and disappeared into the justice system. Without so much as a letter back from Donnie in all this time, Adam’s tried to move on. And yet, he never found another guy he cared about the same way. So when Donnie shows up in Tallbridge, Adam’s ready to fight for more than three words of goodbye. Of course, Adam’s brother and dad don’t want Donnie to stick around, but it’s the busy Christmas season at the family store. If Adam asks for Donnie’s help, maybe he’ll stay long enough to finally talk about the future, and the past.
Fair Isn’t Life
Novella (stands alone) – 148 pages
Publication date – November 16, 2018, rerelease July 7 2020
Blurb: When a man hits rock bottom, he needs someone to remind him life comes with second chances.
Luke Lafontaine lost everything— his father, their family farm, and a whole way of life. He’s survived the past year by putting one foot in front of the other in dead-end jobs to survive. Cleaning up city folks’ trash at the State Fair is just another two weeks of money between him and being back on the streets. But seeing Mason Bell in the parade— gorgeous, gay, out-of-his-league Mason— stirs dreams he thought he’d given up long ago.
Mason left his small hometown for college in Minneapolis without looking back. It’s been fun and easy— classes and guys— but nothing has really felt important. Then he spots his high school crush, Luke, picking up trash at the Fair. Mason’s done with smooth and easy; he desperately wants a second chance with the boy he left behind.
This is a rerelease of the 2018 Dreamspinner Press novella, with only minor editing changes.
Chasing Death Metal Dreams
Free Novel (stands alone) – 265 pages, contemporary m/m romance
Publication date – August 1, 2015
Blurb: Carlos Medina has spent years of sweat, pain, effort, and money becoming the man he is. He writes original songs, plays lead guitar, and wears his death metal front-man persona like armor. With an excellent drummer and a talented bassist, his band, KnifeSwitch, has what it takes to succeed, if they can just catch a break. But it’s been a long road already, and there’s still a mountain left to climb. Carlos isn’t looking for anything more in his personal life than an occasional hook-up with a hot guy, preferably outside the less-than-gay-friendly metal scene.
Nate Goldstein has no intention of dating a musician. His twin brother fronts a band, and he knows band guys are all busy, broke, and obsessed with their music. But Carlos catches his artist’s eye. Nate is wary – he has a history of picking the wrong guys. Still, he might be willing to break some personal rules to find out what’s behind Carlos’s dark gaze and imaginative lyrics.
Getting together the first time is easy and fun. The second time is more complicated. And when music, ambition, and personalities clash, the guys will have to decide if they have a future worth fighting for.
This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love is an Open Road” event.
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Novella (stands alone) – 137 pages, contemporary m/m romance
Publication date – December 19, 2016
Blurb: “Rejoice, dammit!” — I could hear my husband Thom’s voice as clearly as when he was alive, telling me that four years were enough. That this year, I needed to stop avoiding the joys of the season, and get my solitary, colorless life out of its rut. But it took seeing Colin standing in an ice storm, waiting for a bus that wasn’t coming, to convince me to take a chance on opening my life, and maybe my heart, a second time around.
Not Your Grandfather’s Magic in the Wish Come True Anthology
Short Story -contemporary/paranormal m/m romance
Publication date – November 28, 2015
Blurb: “First love. Young love. Holiday love…
Wish Come True is a collection of contemporary, new adult, holiday short stories by some of our favorite authors!
Included in this anthology:
“A Very English Christmas” by Keira Andrews
“Mr. Perfect’s Christmas” by Joanna Chambers
“The Christmas Ship” by Amy Jo Cousins
“That Thing” by Megan Erickson
“Just Like Heaven” by Suki Fleet
“Not Your Grandfather’s Magic” by Kaje Harper
“Bottle Boys” by Anyta Sunday
Proceeds will be donated to Lost-N-Found Youth , an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing.
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Marked by Death
Free 49,800 word Novella – paranormal-alternate universe 1960’s m/m romance
Publication date – October 24 2020.
Blurb: Asking a necromancer for help is scary; falling for him may be downright terrifying.
Darien Green’s afraid he’s going insane. The voices in his head are getting louder, weirder, and more numerous. But tattoos appearing on his skin say that there might be a magical reason, something other than his own brain going around the bend. He’s worked up the nerve to ask the local necromancer for help. Now he just has to survive his encounter with tall, dark, and talks-to-ghosts.
Necromancer Silas Thornwood doesn’t appreciate being woken out of his bed by a stranger pounding on his door. But when that stranger turns out to be a half-frozen young man with an unexpected appeal, Silas can’t turn him away. Even Grim, his cat-familiar, agrees— in a world of death and demons, protecting gorgeous, ghost-ridden Darien is Silas’s next difficult job.
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Powered by Ghosts
52,000 word Novella – paranormal-alternate universe 1960’s m/m romance
Publication date – November 26 2020.
Blurb: An untrained sorcerer and a reclusive necromancer face a ghost-infested town.
Darien is free of his dead invaders, and his eyes have opened to a new reality. In a world of sorcerers and necromancers, he’s full of power and potential, but completely ignorant. Necromancer Silas, and Silas’s cat familiar, Grim, are teaching him basic skills, but danger won’t hold off, just because he’s not ready.
Silas never planned to share his life with anyone, but after a week of shared battles and shared nights, Darien has become a fixture in his home. Silas has never met anyone with more raw magical ability, or less idea what to do with it. When Silas is offered a job hunting ghosts, he’s tempted to refill his depleted bank account, but reluctant to bring untrained Darien along. Darien’s eager to help, though, and eventually Silas gives in. It’s just a few ghosts. Nothing he hasn’t handled before. What could go wrong?
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Bound by Memories
23,000 word Novella – paranormal-alternate universe 1960’s m/m romance
Publication date – December 19 2020.
Blurb: Christmastime brings out memories, and ghosts.
Silas tracks down a poltergeist haunting a local tree farm. Darien hopes to convince Silas that despite experiences with demons and hells, Christmas can still be fun. Pip tries to catch his first rat. And Grim watches from a high vantage point and a position of moral superiority—he has holiday memories of his own, but cats know how to keep a secret.
– A 23,000 word holiday novella in the Necromancer series.
Free Short Story -contemporary-adventure Holiday m/m romance
Publication date – December 14, 2019.
Blurb: “Dr. Dillon Shaw hiked to a remote lake on Christmas Eve to close one chapter of his life, with no idea what came next. He didn’t expect ‘next’ to be getting tackled into the mud, or gunshots, or a burly cop in trouble.
About 13,000 words. (Note a content warning for violence, and transient mention of infant death.)
Free Download Links: Prolific Works (requires an email) – https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/a8m47fEr
Other Kaje Harper stories will be added as they are released.
** Young Adult LGBTQ stories by Kira Harp
short story – 34 pages, Young-Adult contemporary, bullying
Proceeds from this book go to support The Trevor Project, a suicide-prevention organization serving LGBTQ youth
Publication date – January 1, 2012
Blurb: Sometimes it seems to Seth like more trouble than it’s worth to keep going on, to keep living and breathing and hurting and going to school with guys who hate him, and hiding who he is from everyone around him. Seth is sixteen, in the closet, and about ready to give up on life. But for his brother Jory, making an unexpected visit home from college, nothing is more trouble than it’s worth to keep his little brother alive.
Buy links: currently unavailable
The Benefit of Ductwork
short story – 60 pages, Young-Adult contemporary
Proceeds from this book go to Lambda Legal, providing legal services to make the case for equality in family, work and civil rights law.
Publication date – January 4th, 2012
Blurb: Andy was six when he was adopted by the men he calls Dad and Pops. At seventeen, he has almost escaped his early years and found security in his dads’ loving home. But his neglected early childhood taught Andy that nothing good can be his forever. When his parents decide to foster Kyle, a young gay teenager in need of a place to stay, Andy can’t help wondering if he’s going to lose his dads to the new kid.
short story collection – 219 pages, Young-Adult contemporary/fantasy/paranormal
Any proceeds from this book at Amazon go to support The Trevor Project, a suicide-prevention organization serving LGBTQ youth
Publication date – October 31, 2013
Blurb:Have you ever looked at a picture, perhaps a photo of two guys in a tight hug, or two girls holding hands, and wondered, “What happened before that moment? What will they do next?”
These fifteen stories were inspired by images from the Young Adult LGBT Books Group. In these pages you’ll find LGBTQ teenagers living their lives – experiencing first encounters and long relationships, coming out, staying closeted, questioning, loving, having adventures, dealing with family, with prejudice, with magic. Author Kira Harp provides this collection of Young Adult romantic, fantasy and contemporary short stories.
(Content warning for bullying, abduction, grief, suicidal ideation.)
Download/Buy Links: Free at Goodreads – click the “download ebook” button and Smashwords . You can also get it for .99 (with royalties going to benefit The Trevor Project) or paperback for $5.48 on Amazon.
Rainbow Briefs volume 2
short story collection – 220 pages, Young-Adult contemporary/fantasy/paranormal
Publication date – August 30, 2018
Blurb:Dragons don’t care what gender you are.
A small town may be a refuge, or a trap.
Some younger brothers really do save the planet.
Three people can be the strongest shape.
There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous girl on a shape-shifting motorcycle.
This second Kira Harp collection brings together LGBTQ teens in 21 stories of adventure, discovery, and romance, in fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, and SciFi settings. Ranging from a few short pages to 12,000 words, each story was inspired by a prompt picture from the YA LGBTQ Books Group on Goodreads.
(Content warnings for abduction, bullying, self harm, substance abuse, suicidal ideation.)
Other Kira Harp stories will be listed when available
Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the books, my writing, etc. Thanks for taking the time to look through my work.