Hope Collection

McFarland's Farm

McFarland's Farm

Quiet but lonely Jared has to decide how much of himself he's willing to risk to keep party-boy Lucas.

Word Count: 25,561

Jesse's Diner

Jesse's Diner

Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.

Word Count: Approx. 30,000

Smitty's Sheriff

Smitty's Sheriff

Todd is too flakey. Richard is too stubborn. Together, they're perfect. A May-December couple get a second chance at love.

Word Count: 33,297

The town of Hope: Where the community is like family and love blooms.

These books are linked by theme or world. They are independent and can be read in any order.

My FB Group's Recommendations



Cardeno C has an incredible way of getting us right into the characters 

Joyfully Jay

I loved the emotional connection that Ethan and Miguel share. It is an electric spark that jumps right off the page. Ethan behaves as one very young and optimistic, while Miguel is a darker and more stoic. However, the love between them is nearly tangible. ... When you want a paranormal tale that is a little dark and overflowing with emotion, one you will not forget any time soon, Until Forever Comes is the book to pick up.

Redz World Reviews

All up this is an incredibly feisty, tear inducing, at times heart rending love story about two young men who have earnt the right to love and live in peace. I absolutely recommend this book to every m/m romance reader out there!

Love Bytes Reviews

This was a beautiful love story full of lust, angst and sexiness with hot mix of intrigue. It made me anxious, it made me tear up and it definitely made me HOT as heck! Cardeno's writing was just smooth and beautiful one of he best telling of shifter story I have read so far. I look forward to reading more of his work and I'm excited to experience more. Absolutely LOVED it! Go get it and enjoy!


There are not many books that can get to me in so few pages, it takes a very talented author to make 80 pages feel like 300. This is a very creative twist to It's a Wonderful Life and I enjoyed the unique timeline shifts in the story. Shiloh and Travis are two very likeable characters and it didn't take me long to become invested in their lives. This will be a holiday story that I will read every year if for no other reason than to remind myself how important the choices we make in life are to so many people. If you like your holiday stories short and beautifully emotional than In Another Life should be in your library!

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