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Nuages et Pluie, numéro hors série

Tim Conroy a de la patience. Depuis trois ans, il attend que son ami Rory McCown sorte de prison, après une condamnation pour un vol de chevaux commis au ranch Blue River. Rory serait susceptible de bénéficier d’une libération anticipée, mais à condition d’avoir un poste stable et un endroit où loger. Aussitôt, Tim se donne pour objectif de convaincre son ami et patron, le rancher Hunter Krause, d’offrir à Rory une deuxième chance.

Quand Hunter accepte, Tim le regrette presque : Rory a changé. À certains moments, il se montre morose et renfermé, à d’autres, arrogant et trop présomptueux. Pourtant, l’attraction est toujours aussi forte entre eux. Malheureusement, dès qu’ils commencent à se rapprocher, un ennemi acharné œuvre dans l’ombre, prêt aux plus sombres machinations pour les séparer…

Leur relation encore fragile sera-t-elle assez forte pour résister aux tempêtes à venir ?

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Morgenrapport

Frühe Vögel | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Frühe Vögel

Zehn Jahre nach ihrem ersten Kuss liebt Luke Murray seinen Simon jeden Tag ein bisschen mehr. Sie betreiben die Lost Cow Ranch für Lukes Eltern, halten sich bedeckt und verstehen sich mit den Einheimischen, auch wenn Luke in dem Ruf steht, ein Hitzkopf zu sein. Dann entdecken sie eines Tages, dass die örtlichen Ladenbesitzer mit ihnen keine Geschäfte mehr machen wollen.

Die beiden sind völlig vor den Kopf gestoßen, bis Lukes Mutter ihnen erzählt, dass es der neue Pfarrer in seinen Predigten auf sie abgesehen hat. Auf einmal wollen Leute, die Luke und Simon als Freunde gesehen hatten, nichts mehr mit ihnen zu tun haben und ihre Ranch wird Ziel von mehrerer Angriffe. Der Hass und die Homophobie der ganzen Stadt stellen Luke und Simon vor eine schwere Wahl: sollen sie dem Verlangen der Stadtbewohner nachgeben und verschwinden oder sollen sie bleiben und für sich und ihre Liebe kämpfen?

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Wounded Hearts

Wounded | Book One

Wounded: Book One

Zane Ashford’s stint in the NYPD comes to an abrupt halt when he is injured in the line of duty. After waking up partially blind in one eye, all he wants to do is crawl into a hole, but his friends and family won’t leave him alone. Reluctantly, he lets his best friend talk him into time away on a ranch in Montana. But the moment he gets there and meets Cyrus Abrams, Zane begins to contemplate murder.

Cyrus Abrams is vulgar, ornery, stuck in his ways, and not about to change for anyone, no matter how good Zane Ashford looks in those jeans. The more they lock horns, the more Cyrus begins to see Zane in a whole new light. But Cyrus has a past, one that left him in big trouble and more broken than he cares to admit—a past no one told Zane about. Cyrus fears that when Zane finds out, everything will come to a screeching halt.

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William Drake führt ein ganz normales Leben – er hat einen Job, einen Hund und ein Haus am Lake Superior – bis ein panischer Anruf seiner nichtsnutzigen Schwester Katrina, die ihn um Hilfe bittet, sein ganzes Leben aus der Bahn wirft. Und wie um zu beweisen, dass jede gute Tat im Leben belohnt wird, wird Wills Ankunft auf der Ranch von Katrinas Verlobtem Martin in Montana von einem geplatzten Reifen begleitet. Will erhält Hilfe von einem großen, gutaussehenden und geheimnisvollen Samariter, der sich wenig später als Elijah Hunter herausstellt, Martins Bruder, und der am meisten verwirrende, beunruhigende Mann, den Will je getroffen hat.

Elijahs kochende Wut über Katrinas schändliche Pläne erstreckt sich auch auf Will, und er verlangt, dass Will so lange auf der Ranch bleibt, bis die Angelegenheit geklärt ist. Will kann zwar Katrinas Platz einnehmen, aber Elijah macht es ihm nicht leicht und stellt Will bei jeder sich bietenden Gelegenheit auf die Probe. Doch dann gelingt es Will, Elijahs Ansprüche mit seinen kompromisslosen Moralvorstellungen noch zu übertreffen.

Die gegenseitige Anziehungskraft zwischen den beiden Männern wächst, wird aber durch ein Ultimatum Elijahs kompliziert: Er will, dass Katrina den Ehevertrag einhält – es sei denn, Will stimmt zu, Elijah zu heiraten.

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Una prateria per sé

Storie della prateria | Libro 5

Storie della prateria: Libro 5

Marty Green ama solo due cose: i cavalli e il basket. Un ictus durante il primo anno di università gli mette però i bastoni fra le ruote. Dopo mesi in ospedale, trascorsi a guarire sotto l’ala dei suoi genitori iperprotettivi, Marty si rende conto di avere bisogno di stare da solo. Quando un buon amico del suo medico gli offre un lavoro nel suo ranch, lui accetta con gioia.

Quando l’assistente veterinario Quinn Knepper vede Marty, il suo cuore manca un battito. È un colpo di fulmine. Anche Marty sembra interessato a lui, per quanto sia timido. Ci sono solo due problemi: il padre di Quinn vuole che lui tenga nascosta la propria sessualità e quello di Marty è un senatore omofobo che non sa che suo figlio è gay, cosa di cui Quinn viene a conoscenza quando l’uomo propone un emendamento costituzionale che proibisce il matrimonio omosessuale.

Due famiglie ostili sono un grande ostacolo, ma Quinn è intenzionato a costruire qualcosa di serio. Purtroppo, questo significa mettere in pausa la propria vita mentre Marty cerca di superare il proprio blocco emotivo, salvo che, naturalmente, non decida di sacrificare la propria felicità in nome dell’ambizione politica di suo padre e termini la loro relazione prima ancora che abbia inizio.

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With so many fences between them and happily ever after, two men wonder if it’s worth opening the gate.

Ten years ago Eddie Crane, an actor on the rise, loved his costar and dreamed of the day they could be together. But his love, with his submissive nature, couldn’t handle fame, and before Eddie could help him, he died in a car accident—with Eddie at the wheel.

Now, guilt-ridden, Eddie buries himself in bad decisions and prays that a stunt—on or off camera—will go wrong.

Teenaged fantasies about the actor on his wall distracted Arthur Pike from real life—his dead father, runaway mother, gruff grandparents, and his unrequited love for his cousin’s straight husband. Now grown and off the farm, Pike is a horse stuntman hired to teach a reluctant Eddie to ride.

Pike is drawn to Eddie’s dominant nature despite the sadness clinging to the actor. Eddie let one lover down, but in Pike’s submissiveness, he sees the possibility for redemption.

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En el momento perfecto

En el momento perfecto | Volumen 1

Volumen 1 de la serie En el momento perfecto

Stefan Joss no puede ganar. Además de tener que ir a Texas en mitad del verano para ser el “hombre de honor” en la boda de su mejor amiga, Charlotte, debe cerrar al mismo tiempo un negocio de millones de dólares. Y, para empeorarlo más, se queda desconcertado al llegar y encontrarse al hombre que Charlotte había prometido que no estaría allí: su hermano, Rand Holloway.

Stefan y Rand han sido enemigos desde que se conocieron, así que Stefan se queda atónito cuando una tregua temporal reemplaza la hostilidad habitual por una química instantánea. Aunque desconfía de esos inesperados sentimientos, Stefan se ve influenciado por la confesión sincera de Rand y decide darle una oportunidad.

Pero su incipiente romance se ve amenazado cuando los negocios de Stefan sufren un revés: la dueña del rancho que debe conseguir para su empresa es asesinada. Y Stefan se lleva la mayor sorpresa de su vida cuando descubre que él mismo también corre peligro.

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Saving Faithless Creek

2015 Award Winners

Blair Montague is sent to Newton, Montana, to purchase a ranch and some land for his father. It’s a trip he doesn't want to make. But his father paid for his college education in exchange for Blair working for him in his casinos, so Blair has no choice. When he finds out he’ll be dealing with Royal Masters, the man who bullied him in high school, he is shocked. Then Blair is surprised when he finds that Royal’s time in the Marines has changed him to the point where Blair could be attracted to him… if he’s willing to take that chance.

Royal’s life hasn’t been a bed of roses. He saw combat in the military that left him scarred, and not just on the outside. When he inherits his father’s ranch, he discovers his father wasn't a good manager and the ranch is in trouble. The sale of land would put them back on good footing, but he is suspicious of Blair’s father’s motives, and with good reason. The attraction between them is hard for either to ignore, but it could all evaporate once the land deal is sealed.

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Letters From a Cowboy

Morning Report Series
2015 Award Winners

A Morning Report Story

Simon Wood arrives at Tamar Ranch looking for a job after being fired from his last position for seducing the boss's son. It doesn’t take much for him to prove his skills with horses, so he’s taken on, but soon he clashes hard with Chip Henson.

The animosity between them hides something very different, but not for long. No matter how hard they try to resist their attraction, eventually they give in to their need. They start leaving notes for each other, and others notice and warn them to be more careful.

Fearful of discovery, Simon leaves Tamar Ranch to save Chip’s job. When he learns that his departure sent Chip off the rails, he knows he needs to risk everything and go back for him.

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Libertà condizionata

Serie Liberi | Libro 1

Serie Liberi, libro 1

Si dice che un uomo può sempre tornare a casa. Sage Redding, dopo essere stato in prigione, torna al ranch di famiglia nel nordest del Texas per aiutare il padre malato con i cavalli.

Adam (Win) Winchester è un agente di contea e il cugino di uno degli uomini rimasti uccisi nell’incidente che ha spedito Sage in prigione per quasi dieci anni. I suoi zii Jim e Teddy sono determinati a farla pagare a Sage e a tutta la famiglia Redding per il loro lutto, ma Win pensa che Sage abbia onorato i suoi debiti e che abbia bisogno di un amico. Forse più che un amico. Anzi, Win ci conta.

Nessuno nega che Sage sia un ex detenuto andato in prigione per omicidio colposo. A dispetto dell’amore per il padre, Sage è tornato sapendo che le cose sarebbero probabilmente andate male per lui. Forse un uomo può sempre tornare a casa, ma non è detto che riesca a restarci.

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Cherish the Land

Lang Downs | Book Five

Sequel to Conquer the Flames
Lang Downs: Book Five

Seth Simms never wanted to be a cowboy, although to listen to his best friend, Jason Thompson, tell it, he isn’t one. He just happens to have lucked out in coming to live on Lang Downs with his brother ten years ago. He found enough stability to finish high school and go off to university, but he never really believed Lang Downs would be the same haven for him that it had become for so many others. He’s too messed up in the head. No one would accept someone with his issues.

All his life, Jason has had one goal: to come home to Lang Downs as resident veterinarian when they need his skills and jackaroo when they don’t. And it means he gets to spend time with Seth during his occasional visits, even though his dream of going from friends to lovers is hopeless since Seth is straight.

When Seth unexpectedly comes home to stay, Jason takes it as the boon it is. But juggling a relationship with another jackaroo and his friendship with Seth isn’t easy, and that’s before Jason realizes how deep Seth’s issues run and how dangerously Seth chooses to cope with them.

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There’s something to be said for maturity and experience, whether it’s a second chance at love, a May/December romance, or finding a soul mate later in life. These stories prove that it’s never too late for new love.

Summer reading fun! More than 360,000 words of romantic fiction in 30 stories that would sell individually for a total $87.70.

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Dein Stern am Himmel

Lang Downs (Deutsch) | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Lang Downs

Caine Neiheisel steckt nicht nur in seinem Job in einer Sackgasse fest, sondern auch in seiner Beziehung, als die Chance seines Lebens in seinen Schoß fällt: Seine Mutter hat die Schafstation ihres Onkels in New South Wales, Australien, geerbt, und Caine sieht es als die Chance auf einen Neuanfang, draußen auf einer Ranch, wo sein Stottern ihn nicht zurückhalten und sein Wille zu arbeiten seine Unerfahrenheit wettmachen würde.

Unglücklicherweise wechselt Macklin Armstrong, der Vorarbeiter von Lang Downs, der eigentlich Caines größter Verbündeter sein sollte, zwischen kühlem und völlig abweisendem Verhalten, und die anderen Arbeiter sind eher über Caines Stottern amüsiert, als durch seine Entschlossenheit beeindruckt … Zumindest, bis sie herausfinden, dass er schwul ist und ihre Belustigung sich in Zorn verwandelt. Es wird Caines ganze Entschlossenheit – und einen Sabotageakt eines feindlich gesinnten Nachbarn – brauchen, um die Männer von Lang Downs zu vereinen und Caine und Macklin eine Chance auf Liebe zu geben.

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Enjoy a selection of the greatest hits of gay romance published by Dreamspinner Press combined into one exclusive volume: by Amy Lane: A Solid Core of Alpha, a science fiction tale of one man's questionable survival and how another helps him live again; by B.A. Stretke: Signed & Sealed, what happened when an ordinary guy's sister throws a rancher-shaped kink into his unremarkable life; by Anna Martin: Another Way, one man's tumble as his Master admits he wants a loving partner, not just an obedient submissive; by Mary Calmes: The Servant, the story of a curse, a new purpose, and a man's chance at love despite the shape he inhabits; and by Tinnean: Bless Us With Content, in which an impoverished nobleman must make a deal with the devil who holds his IOUs.

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Enjoy a selection of the greatest hits of gay romance published by Dreamspinner Press combined into one exclusive volume: by Mary Calmes: Frog, in which one man must convince his love that the home the other’s been searching for has always been right there, with him; by R. Cooper: A Boy and His Dragon, a romantic fantasy featuring a man in dragon form falling for his archivist employer; by Lisa M. Owens: Worth the Coming Home, two men's romance threatened when their secrets and fears are exposed; by Xavier Mayne: Frat House Troopers, the story of an undercover operation forcing state trooper partners out of their comfort zone and into each other's heart; and by JD Ruskin: When One Door Opens, in which one man's heart can't make him stay away from his client despite their individual host of problems.

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Per una giusta causa

Una buona causa

Una storia della serie Una buona causa

Jerry Lincoln ha un problema: il suo lavoro di consulente informatico a Sioux Falls è troppo per una persona sola. Fortunatamente, questo significa che può permettersi di assumere dei dipendenti. Jerry spera solo che il suo nuovo assunto, John Black Raven, sia più un aiuto che una distrazione, però è questo l’effetto che gli fanno i suoi occhi scuri e i suoi capelli lunghi.

John è venuto in città per studiare e per cercare quella vita che non potrebbe avere nella riserva indiana, ma la cosa più importante per lui è trovare e mantenere un posto di lavoro. Sei mesi fa, sua sorella è morta e i suoi nipoti sono stati dati in affidamento. Pur avendo la legge dalla sua parte, John non riesce a ottenerne la custodia: non può neppure vederli.

Quando Jerry e John cominciano ad avvicinarsi, John scopre di non essere da solo nella sua lotta. Jerry lo aiuta a ottenere il diritto di far visita ai bambini e gli sta accanto quando lui ne ha bisogno. Ma anche se vincono qualche battaglia, è difficile vincere la guerra: i servizi sociali sono coinvolti in un giro di denaro, politica e favoritismi, e i bambini nativi sono il loro pane quotidiano. Ma John e Jerry hanno tutta l’intenzione di combattere per una giusta causa e di vincere – su tutti i fronti.

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Entre ciel et terre

Nuages et Pluie

Nuages et Pluie, numéro hors série

Hunter Krause sait mieux que personne que gérer un ranch demande beaucoup de travail. Les bons employés sont difficiles à trouver. Hunter a beau avoir un régisseur efficace et une grande famille prête à l’épauler, le ranch est constamment à court de main-d’œuvre. De plus, des poulains se mettent à disparaître mystérieusement et son beau-frère décide d’embaucher un homme que Hunter aurait préféré ne jamais revoir : Grant. Hunter ne peut pas lui pardonner d’avoir abandonné meilleur ami, Gabe, le propriétaire du ranch voisin, après un grave accident qui l’a laissé handicapé.

Grant Jarreau s’adapte rapidement à la vie du ranch, il se rend indispensable et s’entend bien avec Izzie, la sœur de Hunter. Quant à Hunter, malgré ses idées préconçues, il ne peut contrôler ses réactions physiques en présence du beau cowboy. Quand celui-ci sauve son jeune neveu de la noyade, les deux hommes échangent un baiser qui ouvre pour Hunter un monde nouveau et des perspectives dont il ignorait l’existence.

Pendant que Hunter et Grant entament une relation secrète, la famille se déchire et le ranch est en difficulté, parce que personne n’arrive à comprendre ce qui arrive aux chevaux. Pour couronner le tout, Grant cache un lourd secret.

Hunter apprendra-t-il à faire confiance à Grant ou bien l’orage familial fera-t-il une autre victime ?

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Ein Titel der Clouds and Rain Serie

Tim Conroy ist es gewohnt, geduldig zu sein. Er hat drei Jahre darauf gewartet, dass Rory McCown aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, nachdem er auf der Blue River Ranch Pferde gestohlen hatte. Doch nun, da Rory auf Bewährung entlassen wird, macht Tim es sich zur Aufgabe, seinen Chef Hunter Krause davon zu überzeugen, Rory eine zweite Chance zu geben.

Er bedauert es fast, als Hunter seinem Vorschlag zustimmt, denn Rory ist in einem Moment ein schlecht gelaunter Einzelgänger, nur um sich im nächsten arrogant und unnahbar zu geben. Die beiden fühlen sich trotzdem zueinander hingezogen, doch als sie sich endlich näherkommen, taucht ein alter Feind auf, um Unfrieden zu stiften. Wird ihre Beziehung stark genug sein, diesen Sturm zu überstehen?

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