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Eighteen-year-old Joe Vasquez leaves Denver for Texas with Harley Bray, the cow kid who never fit in at their high school. In spite of discovering there’s another side to Harley’s nature—occasional “withdrawals” from roadside convenience stores, a nefarious skill he teaches Joe—Joe shares Harley’s dream of riding bulls and a life together on the Texas plains outside of Abilene. A life that will hopefully see the fulfillment of another of Joe’s dreams—to become a veterinarian.

When a rank bull kills Harley in a rodeo in Longview, Texas, Joe accepts an offer from another bull rider, Shane Thorpe, to partner up and ride the circuit together. The problem is that the blond-haired, blue-eyed Shane found Jesus a long time ago, and he’s torn between his faith and his attraction to Joe. As they make their way across Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona to their final stop on the circuit at the National Western Rodeo in Denver, Joe bides his time for what he hopes will be a relationship with Shane as fulfilling as the one he’d had with Harley. His hopes for the future, however, are challenged along the way when he discovers that his “withdrawals” have captured the attention of a dedicated Texas Ranger.   

 

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

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Sylvan

Sylvan

Sylvan Collection

Return to small-town Sylvan in Jan Irving’s bestselling series—reimagined and re-edited with an all-new bonus novella.

The small Western town of Sylvan is a place for new beginnings for those who won’t settle for anything less than true love. These sweet tales of slow-simmering romance and the old-fashioned values of commitment and pulling together when times get tough prove that sometimes the best matches are also the most unexpected.

With the help of a storm, a washed-up Olympic swimmer and a carpenter cracking under the strain of caring for his Alzheimer’s-affected father learn that opposites sometimes really do attract.

A likable cowboy called Happy Nate is determined to help a mute boy speak again—and to help his father move beyond the repression of the Mennonite community to find the love he deserves.

When a hard-partying cowboy is suddenly saddled with a surprise baby, he’s at his wit’s end. Luckily the local doctor is available to help, and if the two men can find the courage to accept themselves and step into a new life, they might just make a real family. They’ll need to lend each other strength when an unspeakable tragedy strikes—and when it’s time to pick up the pieces.

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En conditionnelle

Libération | Tome 1

Libération, tome 1

On dit qu’un homme peut toujours rentrer chez lui. Alors après avoir purgé sa peine, Sage Redding se dirige vers le ranch de sa famille situé dans le nord-est du Texas afin d’aider son père malade à s’occuper des chevaux de cutting. 

Adam Winchester, surnommé Win, est adjoint au shérif ainsi que le cousin d’un des hommes qui ont perdu la vie dans l’accident qui a envoyé Sage en prison pendant presque une décennie. Alors que les oncles de Win, Jim et Teddy, sont déterminés à faire payer Sage et la famille Redding tout entière pour cette perte, Win pense simplement que Sage a payé son dû et a peut-être besoin d’un ami. Peut-être qu’il a besoin de plus qu’un ami. En fait, Win compte bien là-dessus. 

Tout le monde est d’accord sur le fait que Sage est un repris de justice qui est allé en prison pour homicide involontaire. Malgré tout l’amour qu’il porte à son père, il est revenu en sachant qu’il y avait de grandes chances pour que les choses se passent mal pour lui. Peut-être qu’un homme peut toujours rentrer chez lui, mais il n’est pas toujours en mesure d’y rester.

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Per una causa comune

Una buona causa

Una storia della serie Una buona causa

Bryce Morton ha bisogno di cambiare aria: dalla morte del suo compagno, avvenuta un anno prima, è diventato distante e taciturno. I suoi amici, Jerry Lincoln e Akecheta (John) Black Raven, lo convincono ad andare in campeggio con loro in una riserva Sioux. Anche se l’idea lo lascia perplesso, l’interesse di Bryce aumenta quando conosce Paytah, il proprietario dell’emporio del posto.

La vita di Paytah Stillwater è colma di sofferenza e l’unica cosa che gli rimane è l’orgoglio. Dopo essere stato abusato da bambino e aver visto la propria denuncia accolta con incredulità, si è chiuso in se stesso, ma non riesce a mettere una pietra sul passato, perché la causa del suo dolore sta ancora nella riserva. Paytah è orgoglioso delle tradizioni del suo popolo e custode attento del proprio cuore, ma quando Bryce compie un gesto di altruismo nei confronti di un bambino nativo, le mura che ha costruito attorno a sé cominciano a crollare.

Bryce e Paytah devono affrontare entrambi il dolore che si portano dentro. Quando colui che ha fatto del male a Paytah posa gli occhi su uno dei ragazzini della riserva, i due devono mettere da parte la propria lotta interiore. La ricerca di un modo per fermare quell’uomo li unisce in una causa comune e nel cammino verso un futuro insieme.

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Life in the big city wasn’t what Mackenzie "Mack" Redford expected, and now he’s come home to Hartwick County, South Dakota, to serve as sheriff.

Brantley Calderone is looking for a new life. After leaving New York and buying a ranch, he’s settling in and getting used to living at a different pace—until he finds a dead woman on his porch and himself the prime suspect in her murder.

Mack and Brantley quickly realize several things: someone is trying to frame Brantley; he is no longer safe alone on his ranch; and there’s a definite attraction developing between them, one that only increases when Mack offers to let Brantley stay in his home. But as their romance escalates, so does the killer. They’ll have to stay one step ahead and figure out who wants Brantley dead before it’s too late. Only then can they start the life they’re both seeking—together.

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Unbreak My Heart

Unbreak My Heart | Book One

Unbreak My Heart: Book One

Brett Taylor’s world collapsed three years ago when he lost the love of his life. Almost as bad as the grief is the advice he’s starting to get from everyone and their brother, telling him it’s time to move on. They’re flat-out wrong. He left his career as a musician and escaped to his ranch because he needs the peace and quiet, and he’s doing just fine. He doesn’t want anyone invading his memory-filled, booze-fueled solitude. 

JT Campbell’s world has been defined by his parents’ money, status, and his own empty relationships, until he’s desperately sick of it. A quest to find something meaningful leads him to Brett’s failing ranch. It’s supposed to be a brief stay. JT never wanted to be anyone’s savior or compete with the ghosts of lovers past. Still, he can’t help wanting this gruff and grieving man. 

JT’s mind knows it’s a bad idea, but his heart keeps pushing him to find out what lies beneath Brett’s rough and broken exterior. Brett’s not going to make it easy. JT can only be patient, keep his sense of humor, and hope for the day he may be allowed far enough into Brett’s world to unbreak his heart.

 

Second Edition

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press, 2013.

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Lang Downs

Lang Downs | Books One - Five
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Welcome to Lang Downs, a safe haven for the lost and hurting. In Inherit the Sky, Caine Neiheisel comes to Lang Downs hoping for a fresh start, if foreman Macklin Armstrong is willing to help. Chris Simms is barely managing to keep himself and his brother safe in Chase the Stars, when the men of Lang Downs offer him the chance he’s needed… and maybe a chance at romance as well. In Outlast the Night, Sam Emery is out of a job and a marriage and looking for a refuge when he contacts his brother Neil at Lang Downs; Jeremy Taylor is looking for refuge, too, but can he find it at a rival station? In Conquer the Flames, firefighter Thorne Lachlan comes to Lang Downs to defend it against a raging grassfire and meets Ian Duncan, but their own flames might fizzle if they can’t find a way to trust each other. In Cherish the Land, Seth Simms and Jason Thompson have been best friends for years, but when Seth comes back to Lang Downs to stay, his dangerous secrets might drive them apart.

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À cœur ouvert

Histoires de cœur | Tome 3

Histoires de cœur, tome 3

La dernière chose à laquelle Liam Southard s’attendait en fuyant son père abusif, c’était d’être recueilli par un couple de ranchers gays. En un rien de temps, il se remet sur pied, trouve un travail et accepte enfin son homosexualité. Et puis un beau matin, il se retrouve menacé d’une arme.

Pour la défense de Troy Gardener, il sait qu’il n’aurait pas dû pointer son fusil sur le jeune homme aux incroyables yeux bleus. Entre son mariage qui vient de s’effondrer et la solitude qui le rend fou, perdu dans cette vieille cabane au fin fond du Wyoming, il a des circonstances atténuantes. Il s’excuse auprès de Liam et découvre très vite qu’ils ont plus d’une chose en commun.

Mais avec le père de Liam qui débarque à l’improviste et une société minière qui menace la survie du ranch, difficile de commencer une histoire d’amour. Une chose est sûre, ils n’auront pas le temps de s’ennuyer.

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Jusqu’au  jour où il achète un vieux pick-up, Elijah Morgan vit sa vie selon les desiderata de sa famille, sans trouver sa place. Désespéré de trouver sa propre voie, il prend la route et finit par se retrouver coincé dans le Nebraska. Refusant de demander l’aide de ses parents, il prend un emploi chez le rude et indépendant agriculteur, Chase McKenzie.

Malgré leur différence d’âge, l’attraction entre Chase et Elijah devient vite indéniable. Ils cèdent à leur désir, mais cette nuit-là change tout et menace les secrets que Chase protège si soigneusement.

Alors que l’été se réchauffe, il en va de même de leur relation. Quand l’automne arrive, Elijah doit retourner à l’université et il devra choisir entre poursuivre ses études et suivre les traces de sa famille… ou rester dans le Nebraska avec l’homme qu’il aime.

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2nd Edition

Four men in need of a helping hand….

When a cowboy finds he has grit in all the wrong places, what is he to do? Meet the man of his dreams, of course. But what will save two cowboys from getting bogged down in the mire?

An ex-rodeo cowboy who hates working with Hollywood actors meets a movie star who is looking for something real. Will they get a happy ending, just like in the movies?

A redneck ends up injured and stranded, and his old friend comes to the rescue. It’s the old story of the one that got away. What will they do to keep each other in their lives—and will it be too late?

A professional bull rider is starting to feel his age. When he’s injured far from home and his career is threatened, it’s up to his best friend to step in and point out the other options. Both men have plans—but will they include each other?

1st Edition of Mud on Tires published by Torquere Press, 2006.

1st Edition of Just Like in the Movies published by Torquere Press, 2007.

1st Edition of Ricochet published by Torquere Press, 2007.

1st Edition of No Bull published by Torquere Press, 2006.

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Il desiderio di Lorcan

Whispering Pines (Italiano) | Libro 1

Serie Whispering Pines, Libro 1

Nonostante il sostegno amorevole della sua famiglia, Lorcan James vuole affrontare la vita da solo e, a ventun anni, si ritrova a piedi dall’altra parte del paese in cerca di avventura. Quello che trova è la disperazione, una disperazione che lo conduce dritto al Whispering Pines Ranch e proprio sul cammino del suo proprietario. L’uomo – forte, arrogante e bellissimo – risveglia in Lorcan qualcosa di cui non conosceva neanche l’esistenza.

Quinn Taylor è immerso fino al collo nella seccatura e nella frustrazione di dover fare i conti con un proprietario terriero confinante che non desidera altro che farlo fallire. Non ha bisogno di altre complicazioni, ma quando posa gli occhi su Lorcan il suo mondo si capovolge. Nonostante trovi in Quinn ciò che il suo cuore brama, Lorcan rifiuta di essere il suo piccolo sporco segreto. L’uomo non è però l’unico a cercare le sue attenzioni. Jess, un bracciante del ranch, sarebbe felice di dichiarare al mondo il suo amore per Lorcan. È proprio quello che Quinn non gli offrirebbe mai, ma è il desiderio più ardente di Lorcan.

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Un motivo valido

Il valore dell’amore | Libro 1

Serie Il valore dell’amore, Libro 1

Per Josh Brooks è un’estate di desideri che diventano realtà. Prima riesce a comprare il cavallo dei suoi sogni da un addestratore rivale. Poi conosce anche l’uomo dei suoi sogni, il Ranger Dane Keller, commilitone del fratello. Dane è sexy, abile, e reduce dall’ambigua politica dell’esercito americano riguardo all’omosessualità. Sarebbe tutto perfetto, eccetto che nessuno sa che Josh e Dane sono gay.

Quando Dane arriva al ranch, vuole soltanto una vita tranquilla senza la segretezza estrema che l’ha costretto a nascondersi e un lavoro che gli permetta di guadagnarsi da vivere. Ma il fratellino del suo migliore amico, quello che aveva scritto le lettere che li avevano tenuti su di morale in Afghanistan, sembra proprio essere cresciuto e Dane non può fare a meno di desiderare qualcosa di più, nonostante la paura di impegnarsi.

Mentre Dane e Josh cercano in tutti i modi di tenere le mani a posto, fallendo miseramente, qualcun altro osserva, in attesa, e infine colpisce, prima Josh e poi il prezioso cavallo. Quando tutti i loro segreti e le loro paure vengono esposti, Dane è determinato a proteggere Josh, anche se questo significa lasciarlo indietro.

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Trois ans d’infiltration dans l’un des pires gangs du pays ont laissé l’agent du FBI, Joshua Chastain, complètement bouleversé. Luttant contre les cauchemars et l’addiction, il quitte la jungle bétonnée pour le Nouveau-Mexique, le pays des chevaux, en espérant recommencer à zéro dans le ranch de son oncle.

Le contremaître Eli Kelly passe sa vie à réhabiliter des animaux maltraités, et Joshua est juste une autre âme perdue. Mais quand Joshua commence doucement à reconstruire sa vie, Eli réalise que Joshua représente beaucoup plus qu’un nouveau projet.

Le plan de Joshua semble fonctionner – peut-être qu’un nouveau départ était exactement ce dont il avait besoin. Puis, au moment où il commence à peine à trouver un semblant de paix, le crime et la haine détruisent presque tout ce pour quoi il a travaillé, le forçant à réévaluer ce qu’il veut vraiment faire ressortir de sa relation avec Eli et de sa propre vie.

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Tre anni sotto copertura con una delle peggiori gang del paese hanno lasciato dei segni profondi nell’agente dell’FBI Joshua Chastain. Accompagnato dagli incubi e dalla sua battaglia contro la tossicodipendenza, Josh lascia la giungla di cemento per la campagna del Nuovo Messico, nella speranza di poter cominciare una nuova vita nell’allevamento di cavalli dello zio.

Il sovrintendente Eli Kelly trascorre le giornate a recuperare cavalli maltrattati e considera Joshua nient’altro che l’ennesima anima in pena. Ma non appena il giovane comincia a rimettere insieme i pezzi della propria vita, Eli si accorge che in realtà rappresenta molto di più che la sua ultima sfida.

Il piano di Joshua sembra funzionare e, forse, un nuovo inizio è davvero tutto ciò di cui ha bisogno. Poi, quando finalmente sembra cominciare a ritrovare la pace, violenza e odio lo portano vicino a distruggere tutto ciò che ha costruito e lo costringono a mettere in discussione il proprio futuro con Eli e la propria vita.

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Informe matutino

serie Informes Matutinos | Volumen 1

Volumen 1 de la serie Informes Matutinos

Una década ha pasado desde su primer beso y Luke Murray está cada día más enamorado de Simon. Como administradores de La Vaca Perdida, el rancho de los padres de Luke, ambos llevan su relación con discreción y son apreciados por los vecinos del pueblo, a pesar del conocido mal genio de Luke. Hasta que un día, de repente, los dueños de las tiendas locales se niegan a seguir atendiéndolos.

Su desconcierto se prolonga hasta que la madre de Luke les revela que el nuevo pastor ha convertido a la pareja en el blanco de sus sermones. De repente, Luke y Simon se ven rechazados por aquellos a los que llamaban amigos, y su rancho es víctima de una serie de ataques. Conforme el odio y la homofobia del pueblo se vuelven contra ellos, Luke y Simon tendrán que enfrentarse a una decisión crítica: ceder a las exigencias del pueblo y desaparecer o quedarse y luchar por ellos mismos y por su amor.

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Ein Titel der Clouds and Rain Serie

Nachdem Cooper Nelsons Affäre mit einem verheirateten Bezirksstaatsanwalt zu einem Skandal und dem Entzug seiner Lizenz geführt hat, hat er seinen Frieden als Ranchhelfer auf der Blue River Ranch gefunden. Acht Jahre später, bei einem seiner seltenen Besuche in der Stadt, trifft er zufällig auf Kelly Freed, einen Mann, den er fünfzehn Jahre zuvor verlassen hatte, als er gerade anfing, als Anwalt zu arbeiten. Unglücklicherweise kandidiert Kelly gerade für den Posten des Sheriffs und seine Frau ist todkrank, darum steht für ihn eine Wiederaufnahme ihrer Beziehung außer Frage. Aus seiner eigenen Vergangenheit weiß Cooper, dass das Verschweigen der Wahrheit alle Beteiligten nur ins Unglück stürzen wird, weshalb er nicht mehr das kleine, schmutzige Geheimnis eines anderen Mannes sein will.

Währenddessen ist die Lage auf der benachbarten Blackwater Ranch verzweifelt. Gables Freundin Calley hat Brustkrebs, und als Gable und Flynn ihre Kinder aufnehmen, brauchen sie die Hilfe ihrer Freunde. Cooper und Kelly helfen dabei, Gable auch rechtlich als Vater seiner Kinder einzusetzen und Calleys Verhältnisse zu ordnen, sollte das Schlimmste eintreten. Für Cooper war es nie einfach gewesen, sich von Kelly fernzuhalten, doch jetzt, wo sie ein gemeinsames Ziel haben, ist es ungleich schwerer, Kelly auf Abstand zu halten.

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Une foi aveugle

Le Ranch de la Vache Perdue | Tome 2

Suite de Le rapport matinal
Le Ranch de la Vache Perdue, tome 2

Pour Tommy Bradley, ouvrier sur le Ranch de La Vache Perdue, admettre sa sexualité est impossible, même si ses patrons, Luke et Simon, sont gays. Tommy a passé toute sa vie à cacher la vérité à ses parents homophobes. Puis il rencontre le pasteur Noah Taylor dans la chambre d’hôpital du père de Luke et son secret devient d’autant plus difficile à garder.

Noah est différent de tout homme de Dieu – de n’importe quel homme – que Tommy a rencontré. D’une part, sa congrégation est principalement composée d’individus LGBT et de leurs familles. D’autre part, il n’est pas effrayé par l’attraction qu’il ressent envers Tommy et il est très clair sur ses intentions. Mais Noah refuse de cacher sa sexualité ou son amour au monde entier et de commencer une relation avec Tommy tant que le jeune homme dissimule la sienne. Devant choisir entre perdre Noah ou révéler son homosexualité à ses parents, Tommy fait ses premiers pas hors du placard.

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Trial by Fire

Dreamspun Desires | #6

One Aussie. One Texan. One baby. One hell of a fight.

When his sister and her husband are killed in an accident, Aussie cattle station owner Lachlan McCoughney rushes to Texas to rescue their infant daughter, Chloe. He expects to find his niece living in squalor with the Sheffields, a rodeo family.

Instead, Lachlan finds Holden Sheffield, a salt-of-the-earth cowboy running a huge business operation. They want to explore their mutual attraction despite the many problems thrown their way, and together, they must find a way to give Chloe a new family and find a love that spans thousands of acres and two continents.

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