Lies and Consequences

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Chris has a problem with the truth. He has more than one name, a lesbian fiancee and a past he doesn't want to explain. So when he hooks up with a hot guy in a bar, he weaves a web of lies. But Ian is a man Chris could fall for, if his lies didn't stand between them. When the truth emerges and Chris is in danger, Ian must decide if he's still willing to risk his life and his heart for this man More
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Published: April 05, 2011
Words: 97,980
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458187185
About Kaje Harper

I've been writing as long as I can remember (which is longer than I like to admit). I started creating M/M romances in high-school, filling binders with stories about what Starsky and Hutch really did on their days off. (Pretty PG-rated stuff - we're talking sheltered fourteen-year-old here. I was into the romantic possibilities.) Any potential writing career got side-tracked by forays into art, psychology, teaching, and a biomedical profession. And the challenges of raising children.

When I took up the keyboard again it was just for fun, writing books for my own entertainment. At about manuscript seven, my epically patient spouse told me that if I was going to spend that much time at it, I should try to get published. And he kept saying it, loudly, until I submitted one. And it was accepted! Life Lessons was published May 2011 by MLR Press. A first short story, And to All a Good Night - Life Lessons 1.5, that follows it was soon made available here, and the Life Lessons series is now complete at four MLR Press novels and three free short stories. I've been delighted by the reception my work has received, and I have other books and short stories in print. If you want a short, free taste of my work that stands alone, consider "Like the Taste of Summer", also available here.

My very first Smashwords book, Lies and Consequences, started as a kind of reaction after the November 2010 elections when the DADT repeal looked like it might be derailed. Then I was caught by surprise as I finished the book in December and the repeal passed. I tweaked it by upping the action, and deemphasizing the DADT subplot. The result was something lightweight, but hopefully fun. So I put it out as a free read. I hope you enjoy it. I really appreciate reviews - what you liked and what you didn't. Maybe your comments will help turn the next good book into a better book. KH

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Review by: debby de on Aug. 05, 2013 : star star star star star
Prefect
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Review by: hrhsophia on Jan. 15, 2013 : star star star star star
Great story with lots of action, twists and hot sex!
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Review by: Will Parkinson on Nov. 04, 2012 : (no rating)
I've asked Ms. Harper about a sequel, too. This was such an exciting and fun read, I would really like to see more about these guys.
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Review by: Connie on July 13, 2012 : star star star star star
I need more stars!
Lies and Consequences is one of those books that have been on my kindle for months, so when I started reading it I didn´t know what to expect or even what it was about.
After almost half of it, I went to check Mrs. Harper´s profile and found out more about the origins of L&C.
It´s been a while since a book consume every spare moment in my day.
I wanted to read, read & read some more.
I am in love with Ian, what an amazing character he is. He is not conflicted, very straight forward and OMG so hot and adorable.
Chris, what can I tell you about Chris? He has issues, he doesn´t trust people, he is a compulsive liar; somewhere along the line you learn to care about him and understands him.
The mix with plane crashes, kidnappings, crazy stalkers and other complications make the book interesting.
But it is all about Ian and Chris.
My words will not be enough, go read it!
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Review by: J. C. on May 24, 2012 : star star star star star
Will there be a sequal to Lies and Consequences?
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Review by: auntyrob on May 07, 2012 : star star star star star
Wonderful story - lots of twists & turns, anything Kaje Harper writes is usually outstanding.
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Review by: Katy Beth McKee on Feb. 20, 2012 : star star star star
Very interesting combination of elements make this a great story. You have pretending to be someone else, chance meetings, don't ask-don't tell, best friends, strange families, stalkers, the feds, and the mob. All that and a HEA, too. How can you not be on the edge of your seat.
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Review by: Dawn on Oct. 07, 2011 : star star star star star
This was a great read. I couldn't put it down. This free book was much better than many that I have paid for.
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Review by: meikiekie on Aug. 02, 2011 : star star star star star
I really enjoyed this story. It was well-written, fun and engaging. I will certainly look for more from this author. Excellent work!
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Review by: Penelope Frost on July 21, 2011 : star star star star
I really really liked this! Very enjoyable and thrilling - found myself reading until 3 am last night.
I have to say that I don't mind the coincidences since it's what's gets the story rolling (even though they are highly unlikely to happen in real life but wth it's a great story!)!

I'm very much looking forward to Kaje Harper's next novel.
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Review by: Saphira on June 24, 2011 : star star star star
Many suprises made this even more enjoyable.
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Review by: Tazistan Jen on June 05, 2011 : star star star star
I enjoyed this book. It was fun to read and exciting. Just know going in that you will have to swallow some amazing coincidences.
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Review by: J. R. Tomlin on April 08, 2011 : star star star star
I agree with Ann Somerville that this was an enjoyable little romance. There were a couple of things that bothered me and I'll mention them to hopefully help the author. Yes, lose the "smaller man" thing. There is nothing wrong with calling a character by name. Try to depend less on coincidence or at least make the coincidence a bit less of a stretch. That they ended up on the same plane was a not so terrible, but next to each other just put it too far into the deus ex machina territory for me. EVERY single piece of dialogue doesn't need a dialogue tag and doing that gets old. Only use a tag if it is needed for the reader to tell who is speaking, which isn't that often if there are only two people in the conversation. And I needed a better reason for the character to be that good at combat than learning (from a frankly abusive father--this part needed some re-thinking) as a kid.

Nonetheless, I enjoyed the story and the storytelling. It was a very good first effort and I would pay for a the next one. The author has talent and just needs to learn some of the 'tricks' of the craft.
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