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Un libro della serie Tempo al tempo

Quando Glenn Holloway dichiara la propria omosessualità alla famiglia, la sua vita viene sconvolta. Per aggiungere al danno la beffa, se ne è andato via dal ranch in cui è nato e cresciuto per aprire il ristorante che ha sempre desiderato. Senza alcun aiuto da parte del padre e del fratello, e troppo orgoglioso per accettare una mano da chiunque altro, ha dovuto ricominciare da zero. Col tempo le cose hanno iniziato a funzionare: Glenn ha avviato un’attività di successo, si è costruito una nuova casa e ha creato una vita di cui essere orgoglioso.

Nonostante i successi, però, il suo allontanamento dalla famiglia, gli Holloway, è ancora una ferita che non riesce a guarire. Rendere un favore si trasforma nel suo peggiore incubo. Per mantenere la parola data, infatti, Glenn ritorna alle sue radici, dove è costretto ad avere a che fare con il fratellastro Rand Holloway e si ritrova faccia a faccia con Mac Gentry, un uomo che lo affascina fin troppo. Tutto potrebbe finire in un disastro: sia i tenui legami familiari, sia quel desiderio che non sapeva di avere nel cuore.

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À cœur perdu

Histoires de cœur | Tome 4

Histoires de cœur, tome 4

Le chanteur country Willie Meadows est un imposteur. Il n'est jamais monté sur un cheval, et ses vêtements « western » proviennent d'une boutique de Los Angeles. Pas étonnant que Wilson Edwards, le véritable homme de ces bottes d'opérette, souffre d'un blocage créatif. Déterminé à retrouver l'inspiration, Wilson achète un ranch dans le Wyoming afin d'apprendre le véritable quotidien d'un cow-boy, même s'il n'a aucune intention de gérer son entreprise. C'est alors qu'apparaît Steve Peterson, désespéré, démuni et affamé après avoir échappé aux griffes de la secte de son père qui gère un hôpital de « déprogrammation » pour homosexuels.

Steve était censé entraîner des chevaux pour l'ancienne propriétaire du ranch, mais le travail a disparu avec son futur employeur. Heureusement, Wilson a une solution temporaire : Steve peut gérer le ranch tandis qu'il ira régler ses affaires à Los Angeles. Mais lorsqu'il revient, c'est à peine si Wilson reconnaît l’endroit. Il y a des chevaux dans l'écurie, et le ranch est en parfait état. Soudain, il se trouve inspiré non pas par le mode de vie des cow-boys, mais par Steve lui-même.

Mais la secte est encore après Steve, et la peur du scandale de Wilson signifie qu'il est encore dans le placard. En sortir pourrait tuer sa carrière – mais nier ses sentiments pour Steve pourrait tuer la seule partie de lui qui est réelle.

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Congedo assoluto

Serie Liberi | Libro 2

Serie Liberi, libro 2

In congedo assoluto dalle forze armate dopo che la sua unità è stata attaccata in missione, Eric Tremaine sta cercando di rimettere insieme la sua vita così come i dottori gli hanno ricostruito la gamba ferita. Eric non ha una casa a cui tornare, visto che la sua famiglia in Louisiana lo ha rifiutato, quindi finisce in Texas con il vecchio commilitone Adam Winchester e il suo compagno Sage.

Quando Eric decide che è arrivato il momento di smettere di stare con le mani in mano e piangersi addosso, conosce l’allenatore Troy Daniels, che ha perso entrambe le gambe in un incidente da adolescente. Troy sa come ci si sente quando il tuo corpo sembra un nemico. Dopo un inizio difficile, i due scoprono presto di avere abbastanza cose in comune per costruire un’amicizia, se non di più. Ma far crescere la loro relazione significa scoprire cosa possono offrire l’uno all’altro, e al mondo, prima di essere certi che l’amore che li lega non causerà più dolore che piacere.

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Le rancher solitaire

Dreamspun Desires (Français) | #4

Il est prêt à tout dévoiler pour sauver le ranch.

Aubrey Klein a de gros ennuis : il a besoin d’argent au plus vite pour sauver le ranch familial. La solution ? Travailler comme strip-teaseur le week-end dans un club de Dallas. Chaque samedi soir, le temps de deux spectacles, il est le Rancher Solitaire. Il est la star.

Un jour, il fait une découverte inattendue : à l’issue d’un spectacle, Garrett Lamston, un vieil ami d’enfance, l’aborde alors qu’il est toujours masqué, pour lui proposer de s’amuser… Aubrey n’avait jamais soupçonné que ce garçon était gay. Confrontés à des mères envahissantes qui veulent à tout prix leur trouver des épouses, les deux amis se rapprochent et deviennent de plus en plus intimes.

Aubrey sait bien qu’entre le ranch et le club, sa vie n’est qu’un château de cartes. Il espère seulement tenir le coup suffisamment longtemps pour mettre l’exploitation familiale hors de danger, bâtir la vie à laquelle il aspire et trouver l’amour.

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Riding Cowboy Flats

Riding Cowboy Flats

Riding Cowboy Flats Collection

Saddle up and hit the trail with three beloved tales of passion in the great Southwest. From the ranch to the bunkhouse, it’s easy to see why everybody loves a cowboy—and these cowboys are ready to ride off into the sunset with that special guy.

 

Jackass Flats

Thirtysomething Tate feels like nothing more than an old cowboy with his best years behind him—until a young soldier from the nearby base reminds him how it feels to really live. But when news of their relationship gets out, staying together might mean taking on the entire Army.

 

Just A Cowboy

Herschel’s just an old-fashioned cowboy who believes everyone deserves a second chance—and nobody needs a fresh start more than Dalton. On the run from a dark past, Dalton is convinced he is beyond redemption. If Herschel can’t prove him wrong, they’ll both end up alone.

 

Riding the Circuit

When rodeo cowboy Frost Barton brings his itchy feet home to southern New Mexico after his father’s death, he meets and falls for horse trainer Matt Morales. They might have something special, but Frost isn’t sure he’s ready to give up the circuit, and Matt wants a lot more than an eight-second ride.

 

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Riding the Circuit

Riding Cowboy Flats | Book Three

Riding Cowboy Flats: Book Three

Rodeo cowboy Frost Barton spends most of his time on tour, and that’s the way he likes it. But when his dad dies suddenly, Frost returns to southern New Mexico to attend the funeral and help his mom decide what to do with their small family ranch. Frost is already considering retiring from bull riding and planting his itchy feet in the ground. Meeting horse trainer Matt Morales just adds another pull in that direction, though Frost still isn’t sure he’s ready to give up the circuit—even if Matt makes settling down look mighty tempting.

Matt is old enough to know better, but he falls for Frost anyway. They only have so much time to spend together before Frost goes back on tour, but Matt believes they might have something special. He keeps the home fires burning while Frost earns his living, but Matt hopes he can convince Frost to come home—to stay.

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Just a Cowboy

Riding Cowboy Flats | Book Two

2nd Edition

Riding Cowboy Flats: Book Two

Can an old-fashioned cowboy and a young man on the run from his dark past find a future together?

Herschel is a simple rancher who believes everybody deserves a second chance, which is why he tends to hire underdogs—like Dalton, a young cowboy who needs all the support and TLC Herschel can offer.

Dalton doesn’t think anyone can forgive him for what he did, but Herschel seems willing to try. In fact, he might be the best thing that has ever happened to Dalton. He might even be the one to help Dalton trust in the future again. Just when he’s about to tell Herschel everything, all hell breaks loose. Herschel must help Dalton break free from everything that’s haunting him, or they’ll both end up alone.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2010.

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Ein weites Land - Unruhige Zeit

Geschichten aus der Ferne | Buch 3

Buch 3 in der Serie – Geschichten aus der Ferne

Liam Southard hätte mit Sicherheit nicht erwartet, von zwei schwulen Ranchern aufgenommen zu werden, als er seinem gewalttätigen Vater endlich entkommen kann. Bald darauf hat er einen neuen Job, eine neue Sicht auf seine Sexualität und ein Leben, das sich in eine neue Richtung wendet. Doch dann zielt jemand mit einer Schusswaffe auf ihn.

Zu Troy Gardeners Verteidigung; er weiß, dass das mit der Waffe ein Fehler war. Nach seiner gescheiterten Ehe lebt er in der abgeschiedenen Jagdhütte seines Onkels. Seine Nerven sind ein wenig angespannt, trotzdem möchte er sich bei Liam entschuldigen. Als er herausfindet, wie viel sie beide gemeinsam haben, möchte er sogar noch mehr. Dann taucht Liams Vater unerwartet bei ihnen auf und eine Bergbaugesellschaft bedroht die Wasserversorgung der Ranch. Das Leben hier wird garantiert nicht langweilig.

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A Cowboys Don’t Story

Cowboy Danny Boone—a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since—harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a champion bull rider almost ended in his death when his homophobic father discovered Danny was gay. Now Danny longs for a plot of land he can build a ranch on, enough money to make up for some of the education he missed… and, secretly, a beautiful femme who likes to top—a combo rarer than a unicorn. 

Then onto the guest ranch where Danny works drives San Francisco decorator Laurie Belmont, a young man so gorgeous he makes the horses gasp, and so ballsy he almost kills Danny’s attacker. Laurie’s trying to find his way out from under the thumb of a domineering mother, helpless father, and rich, privileged boyfriend. But no matter the attraction, their lives are worlds apart, and cowboys don’t ride unicorns.

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Onorare la terra

Lang Downs (Italiano) | Libro 5

Seguito  di Domare le fiamme

Serie Lang Downs, Libro 5

Il sogno di Seth Simms non è mai stato di diventare un jackaroo, e in effetti, stando a quanto dice il suo miglior amico Jason Thompson, non lo è. Ha solo avuto la fortuna, dieci anni prima, di trasferirsi a Lang Downs insieme al fratello. La vita nella stazione gli ha dato la stabilità necessaria a finire la scuola e frequentare l’università, ma il giovane non ha mai pensato che Lang Downs potesse diventare per lui il porto sicuro che sembra essere per tanti altri. Sa di essere troppo incasinato e crede che nessuno sarebbe disposto a prendersi in casa qualcuno con tutti i suoi problemi.

Sin da piccolo, Jason ha avuto un solo scopo nella vita: lavorare a Lang Downs come veterinario al bisogno e come jackaroo il resto del tempo. Può così approfittare delle sporadiche visite di Seth per stare con lui, anche se il sogno di passare da amici ad amanti sembra destinato a non avverarsi mai, visto che il ragazzo è etero.

Quando Seth torna a casa all’improvviso con l’intenzione di rimanere, Jason accoglie la notizia con la gioia che merita, ma destreggiarsi tra la relazione con un altro jackaroo e l’amicizia con il giovane meccanico non si rivela facile, soprattutto quando scopre quanto profondi siano i problemi di Seth e con quali mezzi il ragazzo cerchi di tenerli a bada.

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Two Cowboys and a Baby

Dreamspun Desires | #30

A little bundle of joy means big changes.

Hoss McMasters has a working ranch, a bull riding career, a nosy momma, and a best friend he’s been in love with since he can remember. He’s a busy, happy cowboy, living the good life.

Then one morning he discovers a baby on his doorstep.

Well, Hoss does what any reasonable man would do—he calls his momma and his buddy, Sheriff Pooter, and they head to the clinic to see if Doc knows of any suddenly not-so-pregnant girls.

In the meantime, Hoss and his best friend, Bradley, have their hands full trying to care for an infant, run a ranch, and deal with the sudden confession that Bradley doesn’t hate Hoss for coming out to him in high school. In fact, Bradley’s been trying to catch Hoss’s attention for damn near a decade.

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"A poignant, thought-provoking love story…. Do yourself a huge favor and BUY THIS!" Lorelei James, NY Times Bestselling author of the Rough Riders series

Lickety Split: Love won’t wait.

Patch Hastle grew up in a hurry, ditching East Texas for NYC to make his name as a DJ and model without ever looking back. When his parents die unexpectedly, he heads home to unload the family farm ASAP and skedaddle. Except the will left Patch’s worst enemy in charge: his father’s handsome best friend who made his high school years hell.

Tucker Biggs is going nowhere. Twenty years past his rodeo days, he’s put down roots as the caretaker of the Hastle farm. He knows his buddy’s smartass son still hates his guts, but when Patch shows up growed-up, looking like sin in tight denim, Tucker turns his homecoming into a lesson about old dogs and new kinks.

Patch and Tucker fool around, but they can’t fool themselves. Once the farm’s sold, they mean to call it quits and head off to separate sunsets. With the clock ticking, the city slicker and his down-home hick get roped into each other’s life. If they’re gonna last longer than spit on a griddle, they better figure out what matters—fast.

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Nuages et Pluie, numéro hors série

Après une calamiteuse liaison avec un district attorney, un homme marié, Cooper Nelson a été radié du barreau. Ayant dû renoncer à sa brillante carrière d’avocat, il a modestement refait sa vie aux écuries du ranch Blue River. Huit ans après le scandale, il retrouve Kelly Freed, son amant d’autrefois, à l’école de droit. Malheureusement, la situation est délicate : d’abord, Kelly est en campagne pour devenir le prochain shérif de St Anthony, petite ville conservatrice, ensuite, il est marié et son épouse est en phase terminale. Cooper ne supporte pas l’idée d’une liaison secrète. D’expérience, il sait que mensonges et dissimulations se paient très cher.

Dans le voisinage, la vie continue, avec ses drames incontournables : au Blackwater, Gabe est désespéré d’apprendre que sa meilleure amie souffre d’un cancer du sein. Lui et Flynn, son partenaire, aimeraient avoir la garde des enfants de Calley, mais pour ce faire, ils ont besoin d’assistance. Cooper et Kelly unissent leurs compétences, policières et juridiques, pour aider Gabe à rétablir ses droits parentaux et Calley à mettre ses affaires en ordre, au cas où…

Maintenant que tous deux font cause commune, Cooper trouve de plus en plus difficile de résister à Kelly. Mais, après le drame qu’il a déjà vécu, est-il prêt à mettre en danger celui qu’il n’a jamais pu oublier ?

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Hol Dir einen Stern

Lang Downs (Deutsch) | Buch 2

Buch 2 in der Serie - Lang Downs 

Der zwanzigjährige Chris Simms kann kaum den Kopf über Wasser halten. Nachdem er seine Mutter und sein Zuhause verloren hat, kämpft er darum, sich und seinen Bruder zu versorgen. Als er einem homophoben Angriff zum Opfer fällt, denkt er, dass sein Leben zu Ende ist. Aber er wird von den Jackaroos einer nahegelegenen Schafsstation gerettet. Er ist über das darauffolgende Jobangebot genauso erstaunt wie über die Tatsache, dass der Stationsbesitzer und der Vorarbeiter schwul sind. 

Für Chris ist Lang Downs ein Traum – einer, der noch besser wird, als er begreift, dass sein heimlicher Schwarm, der Jackaroo Jesse Harris, ebenfalls schwul und für einen Flirt zu haben ist. Alles geht gut, bis Chris klar wird, dass er mehr für Jesse empfindet, als ihr Deal erlaubt. 

Jesse ist ein Herumtreiber, der von Station zu Station zieht. Er sucht nicht nach etwas Dauerhaftem und da er überzeugt ist, dass Chris zu jung und zerbrechlich für eine richtige Beziehung ist, legt er Regeln fest, um die Dinge unverbindlich zu halten. Den Stationsbesitzer und seinen Vorarbeiter zusammen zu sehen, lässt Jesse darüber nachdenken, ob es nicht doch Vorteile hat, sich niederzulassen. Aber als er begreift, was Chris für ihn fühlt, gerät er in Panik. Er und Chris werden sich entscheiden müssen, ob die Möglichkeit zusammen glücklich zu werden, es wert ist, ein Risiko einzugehen, ehe das Ende der Saison sie trennt.

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The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and no one knows it better than the men in EM Lynley’s Delectable Series.

In Brand New Flavor, Artisan ice cream maker Jay Brown and food critic Cameron Clay have one delicious encounter that could lead to much more, if they can find each other again. Simon Ford resents the easy life of those like Austin Kelvin, owner of Kelvin Cellars in Napa Valley, in An Intoxicating Crush. But Austin’s business is going under, and when Simon’s true reasons for being at the winery come to light, Simon will have to risk everything to prove his sincerity.

When Alex Bancroft’s bakery burns down a week before Christmas and he’s pulled from the flames by Kevin Flint in Gingerbread Palace, the gingerbread house he donates to charity seems like it’s not going to happen, until Fire Station 7 comes to the rescue yet again. But can Kevin come out of the closet long enough to see what he might be missing?

In Spaghetti Western, professional chef Riley Emerson’s dreams are in tatters when he takes a job at the Rocking Z guest ranch. Colby Zane is ecstatic when the new cook turns out to be his hot one-night stand, but financial problems at the ranch may drive them apart. In 12 Courses, chef Thom Kennedy has finally regained his confidence after the theft of his recipes when ex-boyfriend Blake Warner shows up at his restaurant several days in a row. But can he trust Blake again when he seems to know more that he’s saying about the theft?

 

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Nash Gallo and Luke Meyers seem like complete opposites on the surface. Nash is a city boy from Atlanta, while Luke is a rancher from rural Oklahoma. Nash is covered in tattoos and piercings, while Luke is self-conscious about his muscular, hairy body. Luke doesn’t have much sexual experience with other men, while Nash has plenty to go around.

But both men are lonely, and neither of them has ever been in love.

They also both have secrets. For Luke, it’s his shame over an affair with a local closeted and married man, something Nash accepts. Will Luke be as tolerant of what Nash is hiding—his job as a prostitute back in Georgia?

A week-long vacation on Luke’s ranch and the idyllic landscapes surrounding it gives both men the chance to relax and explore the attraction growing between them. But can the budding relationship survive secrets and small-town prejudices? As they search for the place where their lives might intersect, Nash and Luke risk far worse than broken hearts.

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Drei  Jahre als verdeckter Ermittler in einer der übelsten Banden des Landes haben FBI Agenten Joshua Chastain gebrochen. Im Kampf gegen Albträume und Abhängigkeit verlässt er den Asphaltdschungel und reist ins Pferdeland New Mexico, wo er hofft, auf der Ranch seines Onkels neu anzufangen.

Vorarbeiter Eli Kelly verbringt sein Leben damit, misshandelte Tiere zu rehabilitieren, und Joshua ist für ihn nur eine weitere, verlorene Seele. Aber als Joshua langsam beginnt, sein Leben wieder aufzubauen, erkennt Eli, dass Joshua sehr viel mehr ist als nur sein neustes Projekt.

Joshuas Plan scheint aufzugehen – vielleicht war ein Neuanfang wirklich genau das, was er gebraucht hat. Dann, gerade, als er endlich Frieden gefunden hat, zerstören Gewalt und Hass beinahe all seine harte Arbeit und zwingen ihn dazu, darüber nachzudenken, was er sich eigentlich erhofft – von der Freundschaft mit Eli und vom Leben.

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Per una causa antica

Una buona causa

Una storia della serie Una buona causa 

Il padre di Will Martin è un razzista; odia i nativi americani e vuole tenerli lontani dalla sua proprietà, anche se parte della terra del suo ranch è sacra per i Sioux. Quando la tribù chiede di potervi celebrare i propri riti, l’uomo rifiuta, ma Will non è d’accordo con lui. Da quando ha visto Takoda Red Bird durante una cerimonia religiosa Sioux, ne è rimasto affascinato, perciò decide di concedere alla tribù l’accesso alla terra. 

Takoda è abituato ad andare contro la volontà del proprietario testardo: spesso si intrufola in quel luogo sacro per andare a pregare e sa che Will lo ha visto. Quando, per puro spregio, l’allevatore mette all’asta la terra, Takoda sa che è venuto il momento di agire e unisce le forze con Will per impedirne la vendita. 

Lottare per questa causa ha più conseguenze di quante Will se ne aspettasse. All’inizio vuole soltanto aiutare la tribù a preservare la propria identità, ma alla fine trova la sua.

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