Western books

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This isn’t the same old Wild West. The usual suspects are all present: cowboys, outlaws, and sheriffs. There’s plenty of dust, tumbleweeds, horses, and cattle on the range, but there are also magical gems, automatons, elementals, airships… even dinosaurs and genetically modified insects. Roaming among the buffalo and coyotes, you’ll encounter skinwalkers, mad engineers, mythical beings cloaked in darkness, and lovers who stay true to their oaths… even beyond the grave. On this frontier are those at the mercy of their own elaborate devices as well as men whose control of time and space provides a present-day vision of the West. There might even be a dragon hidden amongst the ghost towns and wagon trains.

If you like your Westerns with a splash of magic, a touch of steampunk, and plenty of passionate romance between men, these genre-bending tales will exceed expectations. 

Hold on to your hats, cowboys and cowgirls. The West is about to get weird, and you’re in for a hell of a ride.

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Cody Grainger  et Johnny Arrow se sont rencontrés dans l’arène, mais le lien qui les unit va bien au-delà de la simple confiance professionnelle. Passionnément amoureux l’un de l’autre, ils doivent faire face à la discrétion que leur impose le milieu macho du bull riding, et au danger constant de leur métier. Les obstacles semblent se multiplier entre eux et leur relation est mise à rude épreuve.

Le plus gros obstacle ? Leur différence d’âge, dix ans les séparent. Cody n’a qu’une idée en tête, gagner les championnats du monde de bull riding avant la retraite. Frustré par son obsession envahissante, Johnny le quitte et, désespéré, Cody perd le goût de la compétition. Séparés l’un de l’autre, ils réalisent peu à peu l’étendue de leur amour, mais leur fierté les retient et pourrait bien avoir raison d’eux…

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The First Cowboys Don’t Story

Rand McIntyre settles for good enough. He loves his small California ranch, raising horses, and teaching riding to the kids he adores—but having kids of his own and someone to love means coming out, and that would jeopardize everything he’s built. Then, despite his terror of flying, he goes on a holiday to Hana, Hawaii, with his parents and meets the dark and mysterious Kai Kealoha, a genuine Hawaiian cowboy. Rand takes to Kai’s kid brother and sister as much as he drools over Kai, but the guy sports more prickles than a horned toad and more secrets than the exotic land he comes from.

Kai’s earned his privacy and lives to protect his “kids.” He ought to stay away from the big, handsome cowboy for everyone’s sake—but since the guy’s just a haole on a short vacation, how much damage can he do? When all of Kai’s worst fears and Rand’s darkest nightmares come true at once, there’s not much chance for two cowboys who can’t—or won’t—come out.

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Il dono di Luke

Rapporto Mattutino

Un libro della serie Rapporto Mattutino

Simon Bryan, sovrintendente al Lost Cow, è preoccupato per Luke, che da dodici anni è il suo capo e il suo possessivo compagno. Ancora turbato dall’alluvione che gli ha portato via il cavallo, Luke ha posticipato l’operazione al ginocchio, e i suoi incubi stanno aumentando. La cosa peggiore, però, è che sta nascondendo le proprie emozioni al suo uomo. Per aiutare l’amante a superare questo momento, Simon prepara un regalo di Natale speciale, ma sarà il dono di Luke che cambierà la loro relazione per sempre.

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There’s always that one guy for whom the holiday season is anything but jolly. It’s a bother, a trial, or in a few cases, a downright misery, but in the end, the holidays bring hope, love, and cheer to even the darkest of days. What else but love would get Scrooge willingly under the mistletoe?

Holiday reading fun! More than 400,000 words of romantic fiction in 31 stories that would sell individually for a total of $85.69.

Beginning December 1, stories will be available individually as priced or as a bulk package for $64.99.

 

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Driven to Distraction

2016 Advent Calendar | Bah Humbug

Cowboys Wyatt and Brady are competing in a team-roping event in Missoula, Montana’s annual Christmas Eve rodeo. Christmas is Wyatt’s favorite time of year and nothing is going to dampen his holiday spirit, not even his surly, no-nonsense roping partner. They’ve only been riding together for a week, but Wyatt has already secretly fallen head over bootheels for Brady, though it’s painfully obvious Brady only has eyes for the rodeo’s grand prize purse.

When Brady is distracted during a crucial moment in the night’s first roping run and nearly disqualifies them, Wyatt is almost certain he is going to be another of Brady’s many rejected partners. Will Wyatt and Brady be able to sort out their differences and work together to win the grand prize? Maybe, if Wyatt can show Brady that Christmas really is a time for miracles. 

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Advent Calendar "Bah Humbug."

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Il suo futuro era deciso finché un ladro non gli ha rubato il cuore.

Tutta Clyde’s Corner, nel Montana, sa che l’elegantissimo Chris Ramsey sposerà Trix Stubben, giovane vedova ed erede del ranch più ricco della zona. Una donna, però, non è troppo entusiasta all’idea. Mabe Crassen vuole mettere le mani sul ranch, così assegna al figlio maggiore il compito di corteggiare Trix e al minore, Jeremy, quello di distrarre Chris e di portarlo su un’altra strada.

Jeremy Crassen pensa che il piano di sua madre sia folle, ma vuole andare al college a tutti i costi, e Mabe gli darà il permesso soltanto se sedurrà Chris. Come farà il timido e virginale gay non dichiarato Jeremy ad attrarre Chris, che sembra determinato a fare la cosa giusta e a sposare Trix? Jeremy non potrà mai competere con una ricca donna vedova. O forse sì?

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Timing: Nach Sonnenuntergang

Timing (Deutsch) | Buch 2

Buch 2 in der Serie - Timing

Zwei Jahre, nachdem Stefan Joss mit Ranchbesitzer Rand Holloway in den Sonnenuntergang geritten ist, hat er sich mit seinem neuen Leben angefreundet und unterrichtet an einem Community College. Aber wahre Liebe hat es oft schwer. Rand will, dass er auf der Ranch bleibt, Stef will sich ein Hintertürchen offenhalten, falls Rand ihn irgendwann rauswerfen sollte. Nachdem er endlich erkannt hat, dass er sich Rand gegenüber unfair verhält, legt Stef sich fest und sein Partner ist überglücklich.

Als Stef die Gelegenheit bekommt, seine Hingabe zu beweisen, zögert er nicht - auch wenn er dabei seinen Hals riskiert - und Rand nutzt die Gelegenheit, um allen zu zeigen, dass die besten Überraschungen des Lebens nach Sonnenuntergang passieren.

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A Timing Anthology

After the Sunset

Two years after riding off into the sunset with ranch owner Rand Holloway, Stefan Joss has made a tentative peace with his new life, teaching at a community college. But the course of true love never does run smooth. Rand wants him home on the ranch; Stef wants an exit strategy in case Rand ever decides to throw him out. Finally, after recognizing how unfair he’s being, Stef makes a commitment, and Rand is over the moon.

When Stef gets the chance to prove his devotion, he doesn’t hesitate—despite the risk to his health—and Rand takes the opportunity to show everyone that sometimes life’s best surprises come after the sunset.

 

When the Dust Settles

Glenn Holloway’s predictable life ended the day he confessed his homosexuality to his family. As if that wasn’t enough, he then poured salt in the wound by walking away from the ranch he’d grown up on to open the restaurant he’d always dreamed of. Without support from his father and brother, and too proud to accept assistance from anyone else, he had to start from scratch. Over time things worked out: Glenn successfully built a strong business, created a new home, and forged a life he could be proud of.

Despite his success, his estrangement from the Holloways is still a sore spot he can’t quite heal, and a called-in favor becomes Glenn’s worst nightmare. Caught in a promise, Glenn returns to his roots to deal with Rand Holloway and comes face-to-face with Mac Gentry, a man far too appealing for Glenn’s own good. It could all lead to disaster—disaster for his tenuous reconnection with his family and for the desire he didn’t know he held in his heart.

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A Timing Story

Glenn Holloway’s predictable life ended the day he confessed his homosexuality to his family. As if that wasn’t enough, he then poured salt in the wound by walking away from the ranch he’d grown up on, to open the restaurant he’d always dreamed of. Without support from his father and brother, and too proud to accept assistance from anyone else, he had to start from scratch. Over time things worked out: Glenn successfully built a strong business, created a new home, and forged a life he could be proud of.

Despite his success, his estrangement from the Holloways is still a sore spot he can’t quite heal, and a called-in favor becomes Glenn’s worst nightmare. Caught in a promise, Glenn returns to his roots to deal with Rand Holloway and comes face-to-face with Mac Gentry, a man far too appealing for Glenn’s own good. It could all lead to disaster—disaster for his tenuous reconnection with his family and for the desire he didn’t know he held in his heart.

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La permanenza di Zane  Ashford nel dipartimento di polizia di New York si interrompe bruscamente quando viene ferito durante una missione. Dopo essersi svegliato parzialmente cieco da un occhio, vorrebbe solo rintanarsi in un buco, ma gli amici e la famiglia non lo lasciano solo. Con riluttanza, permette al suo migliore amico di convincerlo a trascorrere la convalescenza in un ranch nel Montana. Quando giunge sul posto e conosce Cyrus Abrams, però, Zane inizia a meditare di commettere un omicidio.

Cyrus Abrams è volgare, scontroso, fissato nelle sue abitudini, e non intende cambiare per nessuno, non importa quanto stia bene Zane Ashford nei suoi jeans. Più si scontrano, più Cyrus inizia a vedere Zane sotto una luce diversa, ma si porta dietro un passato che gli ha lasciato grossi problemi e lo ha ferito più di quanto voglia ammettere… un passato che nessuno ha raccontato a Zane. Cyrus teme che, quando quest’ultimo lo scoprirà, il loro rapporto subirà una brusca frenata.

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After the Sunset

Timing | Book Two

2nd Edition

Timing: Book Two

Two years after riding off into the sunset with ranch owner Rand Holloway, Stefan Joss has made a tentative peace with his new life, teaching at a community college. But the course of true love never does run smooth. Rand wants him home on the ranch; Stef wants an exit strategy in case Rand ever decides to throw him out. Finally, after recognizing how unfair he's being, Stef makes a commitment, and Rand is over the moon.

When Stef gets the chance to prove his devotion, he doesn’t hesitate—despite the risk to his health—and Rand takes the opportunity to show everyone that sometimes life’s best surprises come after the sunset.

First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2011.

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Timing

Timing | Book One

2nd Edition

Timing: Book One

Stefan Joss just can’t win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlotte’s wedding, but he’s expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, he’s thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldn’t be there: her brother, Rand Holloway.

Stefan and Rand have been mortal enemies since the day they met, so Stefan is shocked when a temporary cease-fire sees the usual hostility replaced by instant chemistry. Though leery of the unexpected feelings, Stefan is swayed by a sincere revelation from Rand, and he decides to give Rand a chance.

But their budding romance is threatened when Stefan’s business deal goes wrong: the owner of the last ranch he needs to secure for the company is murdered. Stefan’s in for the surprise of his life as he finds himself in danger as well.

First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2010.

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La carrière de Zane Ashford au sein de la police new-yorkaise connaît une fin brutale quand il est blessé dans l’exercice de ses fonctions. Après s’être réveillé presque aveugle d’un œil, il ne souhaite rien d’autre que de s’enfoncer dans un trou, mais ses amis ne lui laissent aucun répit. Avec réticence, il laisse son meilleur ami le convaincre de passer du temps au loin, dans un ranch du Montana. Mais à l’instant même où il y arrive et rencontre Cyrus Abrams, Zane est pris de soudaines envies de meurtres.

Cyrus Abrams est vulgaire, grincheux, têtu et peu enclin à changer pour qui que ce soit, qu’importe combien Zane Ashford est beau dans son jean. Plus ils se prennent la tête et plus Cyrus commence à voir le policier d’une tout autre façon. Mais Cyrus a un passé qui l’a laissé dans beaucoup d’ennuis, et bien plus brisé qu’il n’est prêt à l’admettre. Un passé dont personne n’a parlé à Zane. Cyrus craint que quand il le découvrira, tout s’effondre autour de lui.

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Domare le fiamme

Lang Downs (Italiano) | Libro 4

Seguito di Superare la notte

Serie Lang Downs, Libro 4

Thorne  Lachlan sa un paio di cose riguardo allo sfuggire al fuoco. Per anni ha combattuto insieme al suo reparto di Commando nei conflitti più caldi del pianeta. E ora che si è congedato combatte un altro tipo di fuoco insieme al Servizio Protezione Incendi. Quando una questione di servizio lo porta a Lang Downs, una stazione in pericolo di essere divorata dalle fiamme, conosce Ian Duncan, e la scintilla fra loro è immediata. Entrambi gli uomini sono però perseguitati dai ricordi del loro passato e ciò impedisce loro di dare libero sfogo all’attrazione che li unisce.

Se da una parte Thorne desidera intensamente ricostruirsi una vita insieme a Ian in un luogo da poter finalmente chiamare casa, dall’altra teme che la propria instabilità possa rappresentare un pericolo per le altre persone che abitano nella stazione. Ian, dal canto suo, ha sempre pensato che l’incubo da cui è fuggito quando era ancora solo un adolescente gli avrebbe reso impossibile intrattenere qualsiasi tipo di rapporto sentimentale. La fiducia sembra qualcosa di impossibile per entrambi, finché le conseguenze dell’incendio non li costringeranno a guardare al di là delle cicatrici che sembrano impedire loro di guarire.

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Stories drive life. Sometimes life is good; sometimes life is bad. But it’s the nature of our community that in the aftermath of an act of hatred, we respond with love. Because darkness cannot exist in the presence of light. Cruelty cannot stand against compassion. Negativity will never overcome hope.

To show our support for those affected by the Orlando shooting, our authors, editors, artists, and staff have volunteered their talents to create this anthology. All proceeds will be donated to LGBT organizations in central Florida. Join us as we celebrate the triumph of love over every obstacle.

 

Jon Keys—A Single Night

Alicia Nordwell—About Best Friends & Boyfriends

Mickie B. Ashling—Adíos

M.T. Aspen —Asking for Trouble

M.A. Church—Chasing Tyme

Caitlin Ricci—Coming Out

George Seaton—Cucurrucucú

Jayce Ellis—Dance

Bree Cariad—Everyday Miracles

Chrissy Munder—Everything I Need

Ellis Carrington—For the First Time

Felicitas Ivey—Get Me to the Church Town Hall on Time

John Amory—Happy Pride

Grace R. Duncan—Hope

John Goode—Let Them Eat Cake

J. C. Long—Magical Boys Just Wanna Have Fun

Elizabeth Noble—Magicicada

Renee Stevens—More Than a Pact

Troy Storm—One Big Happy… Bunch

Connie Bailey—One Heart at a Time

Dev Bentham—Perfection

Andrea Speed—Pride

Laura Lascarso—Pull

Lila Leigh Hunter—Raffled Kiss

Emery C. Walters—Ranch Dressing

C.C. Dado—Read My Lips

Sera Kane—The Stag's Bane

KC Burn—The Tithe

Vicktor Alexander—The Wooing of the Marqués de Sierra de Outes

Edmond Manning—They Danced

 

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Fe ciega

serie Informes Matutinos | Volumen 2

La secuela de Informe matutino 

Volumen 2 de la serie Informes Matutinos

Para Tommy Bradley, un jornalero del Rancho La Vaca Perdida en la Texas rural, admitir su sexualidad es imposible, incluso cuando sus propios jefes, Luke y Simon, son gais. Tommy se ha pasado toda la vida ocultándoles la verdad a sus padres homófobos, hasta que conoce al pastor Noah Taylor en la habitación de hospital del padre de Luke y su incómodo secreto se vuelve aún más difícil de guardar.

Noah es diferente a cualquier hombre de Dios —o a cualquier hombre— que Tommy haya conocido. Por un lado, su congregación está compuesta principalmente por individuos LGTB y sus familias. Por otro, no tiene miedo de la atracción que siente por Tommy y le deja sus intenciones muy claras: Noah no va a ocultarle al mundo su sexualidad ni su amor, pero tampoco iniciará una relación con Tommy mientras este se esconda. Enfrentado al dilema de perder a Noah o contarles la verdad a sus padres, Tommy dará sus primeros pasos fuera del armario.

Pero Tommy no es el único que se enfrenta a desafíos. Por culpa de un torrente de odio procedente del pastor Jackson y un grupo de rancheros, Noah debe hacer frente a la posible pérdida de su iglesia y su medio de vida.

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Lights, camera, action!

To the average person, celebrities seem to have it all—money, fame, and droves of adoring fans lining up to fawn over them. But a life in the public eye can make romance challenging, and deep down, these guys are looking for the same thing as any other man: someone to share a steamy tryst with between acts or to ride off into the sunset with after the curtain has gone down. Luckily there are those willing to love the men behind the billboards and on-air personalities, and they’re looking for a private performance from their favorite drag queens, musicians, reality TV stars, actors, rodeo champions, and video game designers. Even superheroes and legendary defenders. Money and fame might not always equal happiness, but these celebrities will leave stars in their lovers’ eyes.

Love, Stage Left—L.A. Merrill

Rodeo Champion—Jay Starre

Marked by the Queen—George Loveland

The Ruby—Avery Vanderlyle

Pride and Panoramas—Asta Idonea

Such Beautiful Music—M.T. Aspen

Out on Stage—Elizabeth Coldwell

Shooting Star—Rob Rosen

Drastic Measures—Sydney Blackburn

Garden Variety—Bell Ellis

Defying Gravity—Charles Payseur

The Defender of Ruldan—Jessica Payseur

 

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