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Le rapport matinal

Le Ranch de la Vache Perdue | Tome 1

Le Ranch de la Vache Perdue, tome 1

Dix ans se sont écoulés depuis leur tout premier baiser, et Luke Murray est chaque jour plus amoureux de Simon. Dirigeant en tandem La Vache Perdue pour le compte des parents de Luke, les deux hommes gardent profil bas et restent en bonne intelligence avec les habitants du pays, même si Luke conserve sa réputation de tête brûlée. Puis, un fameux matin, ils se heurtent au refus des commerçants du coin de continuer à les servir…

Ils sont plongés dans un abîme de perplexité – jusqu’à ce que la mère de Luke, Pamela, leur apprenne que le nouveau pasteur a fait de leur couple l’exemple même de l’iniquité dans ses sermons haineux. Et, du jour au lendemain, voilà que Luke et Simon se retrouvent aliénés par ceux-là même qu’ils considéraient comme leurs amis, tandis que leur ranch essuie une série d’attaques. Et alors que la ville toute entière prend fait et cause contre eux, dans un flamboiement de haine et d’homophobie galopantes, Luke et Simon vont devoir affronter un dilemme cornélien : plier devant l’hostilité de toute une ville et disparaître, ou bien tenir bon et lutter pour défendre leur amour.

Lutter pour survivre…

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Walkabout

Bushrangers | Book Two

Sequel to The Billabong
Bushrangers: Book Two
A novella from the Dragon-ghosts of Viscaya Universe

In New South Wales, Australia, in 1876, sweating out a living from the savage, dry wilderness tests a man’s worth. Cattleman Jim Kelly gave up everything he knew to outrun the law with his lover Mark Turner. Struggling to survive, the two turn to crime and venture farther into the harsh outback. And while Jim is enthralled by Mark’s almost paranormal strength and physical power, he starts to question his love after seeing Mark’s explosive temper first hand.

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Bon timing pour un Rodéo

Dans les temps | Tome 2

Dans les temps, tome 2

Deux ans après s’être installé dans le ranch que possède Rand Holloway, Stefan Joss a réussi à trouver un équilibre dans sa nouvelle vie, il est professeur à l’université locale. Mais le grand amour n’a rien d’un long fleuve tranquille. Rand le voudrait à la maison, au ranch, tandis que Stef tient à garder son autonomie au cas où son cow-boy le flanque à la porte. Réalisant soudain que ses doutes sont injustes, il s’engage totalement, ce qui rend Rand fou de joie.

Le jour où Stef voit sa chance de prouver son dévouement, il n’hésite pas, malgré les risques qu’il court. Et Rand profite de l’occasion pour démontrer que parfois, le meilleur de la vie surgit à l’impromptu.

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Ein Titel der Clouds and Rain Serie

Hunter Krause weiß ganz genau, dass es harte Arbeit ist, eine Ranch zu führen. Gute Cowboys zu finden ist schwer, und obwohl ihn sein Vorarbeiter und seine gesamte Familie unterstützen, hat er zu wenige Männer. Als dann Pferde von der Ranch verschwinden, stellt sein Bruder einen Mann ein, den Hunter nie in Erwägung gezogen hätte: Grant Jarreau, dem Hunter bis heute nicht verzeihen kann, dass er Hunters besten Freund nach einem schweren Unfall einfach im Stich gelassen hat.

Grant fügt sich schnell in das Leben auf der Ranch ein. Er freundet sich mit Hunters Schwester an und leistet hervorragende Arbeit. Trotz seiner Bedenken kann Hunter seine körperliche Reaktion auf Grant nicht wirklich verhindern und er weiß nicht, was er dagegen tun soll. Als Grant dann Hunters kleinen Neffen vor dem Ertrinken rettet, öffnet ein dankbarer Kuss Türen, von deren Existenz Hunter nie etwas geahnt hatte.

Während Hunter und Grant langsam eine Beziehung aufbauen, gerät Hunters Familie aus den Fugen, gibt es Schwierigkeiten auf der Ranch, versuchen sie herauszufinden, was mit den Pferden passiert ist und – als wäre das nicht genug – verschweigt Grant irgendetwas. Kann Hunter lernen, Grant zu vertrauen oder wird der Aufruhr in Hunters Familie ein weiteres Opfer fordern?

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Perseguir las estrellas

Lang Downs (Español) | Volumen 2

La secuela de "Heredar el cielo"
Volumen 2 de la serie Lang Downs

Chris Simms, un joven de veinte años, apenas logra salir adelante. Después de perder a su madre y su hogar, lucha para ganar a duras penas lo suficiente para sobrevivir con su hermano menor. Cuando un grupo de homófobos le ataca, piensa que su vida ha acabado, pero es rescatado por unos empleados de un rancho de ovejas de la zona. Se queda muy sorprendido de que le ofrezcan un trabajo y aún más al enterarse de que el dueño y el capataz son gais.

Para Chris, Lang Downs es un sueño hecho realidad, que no hace más que mejorar cuando descubre que el hombre que le gusta, Jesse Harris, es gay y está abierto a tener una aventura. Todo va bien hasta que Chris se da cuenta de que se está enamorando de Jesse más profundamente de lo que su acuerdo permite.

Jesse va de rancho en rancho y no busca nunca nada permanente. Convencido de que Chris es demasiado joven y frágil para una relación, pone las normas para tener una interacción sin compromiso. Ver juntos al dueño del rancho y al capataz le hace pensar en los posibles beneficios de echar raíces, pero cuando se da cuenta de los sentimientos de Chris le entra pánico. Chris y él tendrán que decidir si vale la pena intentar alcanzar juntos la felicidad antes de que el final de la temporada los separe.

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With only three months left on a lease-to-own agreement on a quarter horse Wyatt’s worked hard to own, a thunderstorm spooks General and he throws Wyatt, changing both their lives forever. Luckily, Kellen, a friend of the stable owner, calls for emergency medical attention, and Wyatt comes out of the hospital with a broken wrist and a concussion.

When Wyatt returns to the stable, he finds the owner has sold General to Kellen for retraining. But Wyatt’s woes have just begun, and now he must drive an hour to see his horse. The perks help balance the hardships, however, and Wyatt finds himself falling for Kellen. His fortitude is soon tested again by the ultimate betrayal when he learns Kellen doesn’t intend to return General after he’s trained.

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When Everett Coleman’s longtime enemy JB Sanderson dies, Everett’s nephew Blake comes to visit his uncle. He worries JB’s death might have a negative effect on the old man, despite Everett and JB’s very public hatred for each other. When Everett passes away and Blake begins going through his things, he finds his uncle’s diaries. To his surprise, the infamous feud between Everett and JB was a gigantic cover-up for a gay relationship that lasted for decades.

Blake decides to write the real story of the legendary grudge and let the world know the great lengths the two men had to go to in the 1930s and 1940s to hide their love from their conservative small town in Texas.

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Heredar el cielo

Lang Downs (Español) | Volumen 1

Volumen 1 de la serie Lang Downs

Caine Neiheisel está atrapado en un trabajo sin salida y una relación sin futuro cuando una oportunidad única cae en sus manos. Su madre hereda el rancho de ovejas de su tío en Nueva Gales del Sur, en Australia. Caine lo ve como una ocasión de empezar una nueva vida en el campo donde su tartamudeo no será un lastre y su buena disposición para el trabajo seguramente compensará su falta de conocimientos.

Por desgracia, Macklin Armstrong, el capataz de Lang Downs, que debería ser el mayor aliado de Caine, tan pronto se comporta de manera fría como se muestra displicente, y los otros empleados están más entretenidos por su acento americano que conmovidos por la difícil situación en la que se ha metido… Hasta que se enteran de que es gay y su simpatía se convierte en desdén. Hará falta toda la determinación de Caine y un acto de cruel sabotaje por parte de un vecino hostil para unir a los hombres de Lang Downs, y que Caine y Macklin tengan una oportunidad en el amor.

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A Courageous Ride

The Bullriders | Book Three

The Bullriders: Book Three

Aspiring orchestra conductor Marshall is exhausted after months of auditions without a single job offer. Marshall’s friend, Terry, recommends a change of scenery and points Marshall in the direction of a dude ranch run by former bull rider Indigo Santana. Marshall is understandably skeptical, but his friend is convincing, and Marshall needs a break, so he agrees to go.

Indigo captures Marshall’s attention but leaves him confused. Indigo’s confidence is shot after an injury ended his rodeo career, and he walks with a slight limp. He hasn’t been anywhere near a bull since he was hurt, and he’s not the most accommodating host. After all, the only reason he keeps guests is because his family ranch is all but bankrupt.

Marshall’s attraction doesn’t go unanswered, which leaves him with a huge dilemma. He’s torn between the possibility of love, something he’s searched for all his life, and the career he’s worked toward for as long as he can remember, which is miles away. From his side of the fence, Indigo doesn’t see how the ranch could ever be enough.

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On September 1, 2011, TJ Klune wrote, "...it's not about the ending, it's about the journey..." in a review of Eric Arvin's Woke Up in a Strange Place. With those words, two men began a journey of love and invited us to ride along. TJ and Eric have shared so much with us: their wonderful books, their smiles, their humor, their lives, and their inspiring devotion to each other. In December of 2013, their journey took a detour when Eric was taken to the emergency room. He survived the surgery to remove a cavernous hemangioma from his brain stem, but the challenges TJ and Eric face are far from over.

The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eric's continued recovery, to help bring strength to TJ, and to show both of them just how much love surrounds them. Grand Adventures is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love. We’re going on some grand adventures for a great cause. Thank you for joining us.

Foreword by S.A. McAuley
An Unexpected Thing by John Amory
The Twinkie Ignition by J.E. Birk
When Friendship Becomes More by Sophie Bonaste
Isle of Waiting by Sue Brown
The Jogger by KC Burn
Holding Court by Cardeno C.
For Dear Life by Mary Calmes
Under the Full Moon by Ellis Carrington
Stripped by Shae Connor (2nd Edition)
That Place Across the Hall by C.C. Dado
Mistaken MD by Phoenix Emrys
Cops and Comix by Rhys Ford
Last First Kiss by LE Franks
Tomorrow by John Goode
From Fantasy to Friends by CR Guiliano
Witness Protected by Dawn Kimberly Johnson
Water Under the Bridge by Mia Kerick
A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness by Amy Lane
Air (Roads #1.75 million) by Garrett Leigh
An Atheist and a Yoga Instructor Walk into a Bar by Rowan McAllister
Stalking 101 by Moria McCain
Simple Desires by Tempeste O'Riley
Object of Care by Zahra Owens
Kid Confusion by Madison Parker
Fall Train by Jaime Samms
The Exhibition by Andrea Speed
What You Will by Tinnean
Prologue by Brandon Witt

One hundred percent of the income from this volume goes directly to TJ and Eric.

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The Terms of Release

The Release | Book One

The Release Series: Book One

They say a man can always come home. So after doing hard time, Sage Redding heads to his family’s northeast Texas ranch to help his ailing daddy with the cutting horses.

Adam (Win) Winchester is a county deputy and the cousin of one of the men killed in the incident that sent Sage to prison for almost a decade. While Win's uncles, Jim and Teddy, are determined to make Sage and the entire Redding family pay for their loss, Win just figures Sage has paid his dues and maybe needs a friend. Maybe he needs more than a friend. In fact, Win’s counting on it.

No one’s denying Sage is an ex-con who went to prison for manslaughter. Regardless of the love he has for his father, he’s returned knowing things will likely go badly for him. Maybe a man can always come home, but he may not be able to stay.

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Un libro de la saga Nubes y lluvia

Tim Conroy tiene experiencia siendo una persona paciente. Ha esperado tres años a que Rory McCown salga de la cárcel después de cumplir condena por robar caballos en el rancho Blue River. Y ahora que ha salido bajo libertad condicional, Tim tiene el objetivo de persuadir a su jefe, Hunter Krause, para que le dé una segunda oportunidad, aunque casi se arrepiente cuando Hunter accede.

Rory pasa de ser un solitario malhumorado a ser un arrogante demasiado confiado en sí mismo en cuestión de segundos. La atracción entre ambos es innegable, pero tan pronto como comienzan a acercarse, un antiguo enemigo intenta fastidiarlo todo… y es posible que su incipiente relación no sea lo suficientemente fuerte como para capear el temporal que se aproxima.

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Riding Tall

The Fall and Riding Tall

Sequel to The Fall

Joe Sutton and Scott Mackenzie have ridden off into the sunset, but they wake to the cruel light of reality. Joe loves his family, even with the addition of three neighbors orphaned by a house fire. He loves the land that has supported them for generations. While there’s plenty of room left in his heart for Mackenzie, Joe must make room for him in his life.

Tired of taking and determined not to depend on another sugar daddy, Mackenzie returns to modeling in the city, but the wild clubs he once loved aren’t home anymore. Yet things aren’t right back at the ranch either. Joe is no longer the man he knew. Before the love of his life reaches his breaking point, Mackenzie must convince Joe he’s not lazy if he takes a break and not weak if he needs a little help. Finding the balance between give and take might leave them time for happily ever after.

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Alluvioni e siccità

serie Nuvole e pioggia

Un libro della serie Nuvole e pioggia

Tim Conroy sa bene che cosa vuol dire avere pazienza. Ha aspettato per tre anni che Rory McCown uscisse dalla prigione dopo aver scontato la pena per aver rubato dei cavalli al Blue River Ranch. Ora che Rory ha diritto alla libertà condizionale, Tim cerca di convincere il suo capo, Hunter Krause, a concedergli una seconda possibilità.

Arriva quasi a pentirsene quando Hunter accetta. Rory passa in fretta dall’essere una persona malinconica e solitaria a diventare arrogante e troppo sicuro di sé. L’attrazione tra loro è ancora viva, ma non appena cominciano ad avvicinarsi, si fa vivo un vecchio nemico per mettere i bastoni tra le ruote... e la loro relazione appena iniziata potrebbe non essere abbastanza forte da resistere alla tempesta in arrivo.

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Ein Titel der Clouds and Rain Serie

Flynn Tomlinson hat sich mehrere Jahre herumgetrieben, irgendwelche Jobs angenommen, wenn er Geld brauchte, und ist weitergezogen, wenn er nichts brauchte. Er ist zufrieden mit seinem ungebundenen Leben, wo er für niemanden verantwortlich ist, außer sich selbst. Dann sieht er die Kleinanzeige „Aushilfe gesucht“ in einem Postamt in Idaho und trifft Gable Sutton. Gable kann Flynn nicht bezahlen, bis er seine Pferde verkauft hat, aber nach einem schweren Unfall kann er seine Ranch nicht mehr alleine bewirtschaften. 

Mit Pferden zu arbeiten ist um Längen besser als Regale im Supermarkt einzuräumen, daher erklärt sich Flynn mit Gables Bedingungen einverstanden. Womit Flynn nicht gerechnet hat, ist die Anziehungskraft des sanften, einsamen Mannes, der sein Herz erobert und Flynn dazu bringt, eine große Aufgabe anzunehmen: Gables Ranch zu retten.

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Inseguire le stelle

Lang Downs (Italiano) | Libro 2

Serie Lang Downs, Libro 2

Il ventenne Chris Simms riesce a malapena a mantenersi a galla. Dopo aver perso la madre e la casa, si trova a dover provvedere da solo a se stesso e al fratello minore. Quando è attaccato da un branco di teppisti omofobi, Chris pensa che la sua vita sia ormai giunta alla fine, ma viene salvato da alcuni uomini che lavorano in un allevamento di pecore della regione. La sorpresa di sentirsi offrire un lavoro è superata solo dallo scoprire che il proprietario e il sovrintendente della stazione formano una coppia gay.

Per Chris la stazione di Lang Downs è un sogno, che migliora ancora quando scopre che il ragazzo per il quale ha un debole è non solo gay, ma anche disposto a spassarsela un po’. Tutto sembra procedere al meglio, fino a che Chris non si rende conto che i suoi sentimenti per Jesse sono molto più profondi di quanto previsto dal loro accordo.

Jesse ama la vita randagia e passa di stazione in stazione, senza mai cercare qualcosa di stabile. Convinto che Chris sia troppo giovane e fragile per una relazione seria, decide di fare in modo che la loro rimanga una relazione occasionale. Tuttavia, posto di fronte al tipo di rapporto che lega il proprietario della stazione al suo sovrintendente, comincia a valutare la possibilità di fermarsi anche lui a Lang Downs; almeno finché non si accorge dei sentimenti che Chris nutre per lui e piomba nel panico. I due ragazzi dovranno quindi decidere se darsi un’occasione, possibilmente prima che la fine dell’estate li separi.

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Ein weites Land – Dunkle Wolken

Geschichten aus der Ferne | Buch 2

Buch 2 in der Serie - Geschichten aus der Ferne

Die benachbarten Farmen der Holdens und Jessups stehen sich alles andere als nachbarschaftlich gegenüber – Jefferson Holden und Kent Jessup hassen sich. Doch trotz des jahrzehntelangen Grolls seines Vaters, kann sich Haven Jessup nicht dazu durchringen, seine Nachbarn zu hassen. Erst recht nicht, nachdem ihn Dakota Holden während eines gewaltigen Sturms bei sich aufnimmt, und er Dakotas Freund, Phillip Reardon, kennenlernt.

Phillip akzeptiert Haven so wie er ist. Als Einziger sieht er hinter die Maske, die Haven benutzt, um sein Verlangen nach Männern zu verstecken. Doch ihre zaghafte Annäherung und ihre heimliche Beziehung stehen unter großem Druck. Sabotierte Zäune, verletzte Tiere, geschmacklose Pläne und Jessups Familiengeheimnisse, bedrohen Havens neu gefundenes Glück und seine Hoffnung auf eine Zukunft mit Phillip.

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The Fall

The Fall and Riding Tall

Every relationship leaves something behind. Dumped by his sugar daddy, part-time model Scott Mackenzie somehow ends up owning an abandoned church in rural Ontario. He dreams of using it for gay weddings, even if he’ll never have one of his own.

Joe Sutton is trying to keep his family together after his parents’ deaths. Between the family ranch, his brother’s construction company, and commitments around town, he doesn’t have time for a relationship. But Mackenzie is hard to ignore.

As both men fight their growing attraction, challenges to Mackenzie’s business threaten their relationship. If he can’t make it work, he’ll have to crawl back to the city in defeat. But the only solution involves risking the ranch Joe loves, and each man has to decide how much he’ll sacrifice for the other.

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