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Shipped off to boarding school at a young age, Bradley Ellesbury Jr. lacked for nothing, except the love and approval of his father. Now with his father’s recent passing, Bradley feels the sting of disapproval one last time with the reading of the will.

Forced to leave behind his glamorous Parisian lifestyle, Bradley returns to the small town of Foster Creek to do precisely what his father forbade—sell the ranch. Meeting the infuriating cowboy his father hired to run the place only makes him more determined to go against his father's wishes.

Too old to be playing mind games with twenty-something know-it-alls, Jace Cornielle stays only because he promised the old man. Somewhere between picking fights and making snarky comments, Jace and Bradley move from annoyance to attraction. Then Bradley learns losing the cowboy means he loses everything.

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Completa fiducia

Rapporto Mattutino | Libro 2

Seguito di Rapporto mattutino
Serie Rapporto Mattutino, Libro 2

Per Tommy Bradley, un bracciante al ranch Lost Cow nel Texas rurale, ammettere la sua sessualità è impossibile, anche se i suoi capi, Luke e Simon, sono gay: ha passato tutta la vita nascondendo la verità ai suoi genitori omofobi. Poi Tommy incontra il pastore Noah Taylor nella stanza d’ospedale del padre di Luke e il suo segreto diventa ancora più difficile da mantenere.

Noah è diverso da ogni altro uomo di Dio, o uomo in generale, che Tommy abbia mai incontrato. Innanzitutto, la sua congregazione è composta principalmente da appartenenti alla comunità GLBT e dalle loro famiglie. Poi, non ha paura dell’attrazione che prova per Tommy e rende le sue intenzioni molto chiare. Ma Noah non vuole celare la sua sessualità o quella del suo compagno, e non comincerà una relazione con Tommy se lui intende invece nasconderla. Dovendo scegliere se perdere Noah o uscire allo scoperto con i suoi genitori, Tommy fa il primo passo per ammettere chi è.

Ma Tommy non è il solo a dover affrontare delle sfide. Grazie a un eccesso di odio da parte del Pastore Jackson e di un gruppo di proprietari terrieri, Noah dovrà affrontare la possibilità di perdere la sua chiesa e il suo sostentamento.

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A Chaotic Range

Stories from the Range | Book Seven

Stories from the Range: Book Seven

Most of the time ranchhand David rescues stray cattle, but this time he and his fellow cowboys Wally and Haven save a stranded motorist. David is surprised to find his former high school classmate nearly frozen in his car. After learning that Brian Applewright's boss fired him from his ranch for being gay, they invite him back to theirs to take a job.

David and Brian moved in different social circles at school, but working together brings them closer. However, David has a rocky history on the ranch. The foreman is his ex, and he only recently returned after a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to find greener pastures. He can't risk his heart getting close to anyone.

But on a ranch, nature has a way of forcing an issue. When a snowstorm threatens, David and Brian head out to mend a fence and round up some stray cattle. David gets injured, and they must survive in the snow, cold, and wind. It might be the start of a relationship... or the end of their lives.

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Dingo Run

Bushrangers | Book Three

Sequel to Walkabout
Bushrangers: Book Three
A novella from the Dragon-ghosts of Viscaya Universe

New South Wales, Australia, 1876. As captured outlaws, Jim Kelly and Mark Turner face the gallows. Help comes from an unexpected quarter, but their hasty escape goes wrong and now Jim's life hangs by a thread. Mark is driven by desperation to form an alliance with an infamous bushranger who may hold clues to his mysterious past. But as Jim and Mark’s relationship intensifies, it is also tested. Their secret is discovered, tempers fray, and jealousy flares.

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Timing: Der richtige Zeitpunkt

Timing (Deutsch) | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Timing

Stefan Joss hat einfach kein Glück. Nicht nur, dass er mitten im Sommer nach Texas muss, um bei der Hochzeit seiner besten Freundin Charlotte die Ehrenjungfer zu geben. Nein, er soll auch noch gleichzeitig ein millionenschweres Geschäft für seine Firma abschließen! Das Allerschlimmste aber ist, dass er, kaum angekommen, mit dem Mann konfrontiert wird, von dem Charlotte versprochen hatte, dass er nicht zur Hochzeit kommen würde: Ihrem Bruder, Rand Holloway.

Stefan und Rand sind sich, seit dem Tag, an dem sie sich das erste Mal trafen, spinnefeind. Und so ist Stefan mehr als geschockt, als ein vorübergehend vereinbarter Waffenstillstand die üblichen Feindseligkeiten sofort in knisternde Spannung verwandelt. Wenn auch misstrauisch gegenüber den unerwarteten Gefühlen, wird Stefan durch ein ehrliches Geständnis Rands aus der Bahn geworfen und beschließt, ihm eine Chance zu geben.

Doch ihre aufkeimende Romanze wird bedroht, als Stefans Geschäftsabschluss schiefläuft: Die Besitzerin der letzten Ranch, die er für seine Firma aufkaufen soll, wird ermordet. Stefan steht die Überraschung seines Lebens bevor, als er sich plötzlich selbst in tödlicher Gefahr befindet.

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

Ethan Tanner is an out and proud, fastidious, and fashionable sixteen-year-old vegetarian who likes theater and musicals. This year, it’s his sister's turn to pick the vacation destination, so he ends up on a dude ranch he knows he is going to hate. What with the dirt, animals, and germs, he can’t possibly be happy.

Jason McCoy is the closeted sixteen-year-old son of the ranch owners and is trying to find his place in a world that doesn't seem to fit him. He takes an interest in Ethan, shows him around, and gets him to ride a horse. When he invites Ethan camping, Ethan thinks Jason must be joking. But Ethan takes a risk, and the two boys bond under the stars.

After that, Ethan and Jason are inseparable. Their friendship grows into something deeper as they begin to figure out what they want from life. But Ethan’s home is in Chicago, and the distance might be more than the two teenagers—and their blossoming relationship—can withstand.

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Finding Forgiveness

Bent Oak Saga

Boston in 1888 is quite urbane, but unfortunately for Gil Porter, that isn’t the same thing as being understanding. When his sexuality is exposed by the scandalous suicide of his lover, Gil is exiled to the small town of Mercy, Texas, by his domineering father, George, who believes life on Vernon Porter's ranch will cure Gil of his “unnatural” desires. Grieving and ashamed, Gil is determined to keep his distance from everyone until he can return home. To his surprise, he finds acceptance at Bent Oak Ranch, especially from Matt Grayson, the handsome son of the ranch foreman. Knowing he must fight his attraction to Matt, Gil courts a local girl, but an unexpected encounter with Matt leads to his discovery of Matt’s feelings for him. Torn between Matt and his desire to be “normal," between returning to his old life and building a new one in Texas, Gil is faced with a choice—appeasing his father or becoming the man Matt knows he can be.

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At twenty-five, Hank owns a small parcel of land in Australia’s rural southwest where he supplements his income from the property with seasonal shearing. Hank is a “shearing gun”—an ace shearer able to shear large numbers of sheep in a single day. His own father kicked him out when his sexuality was revealed, and since no one would ever hire a gay shearer, Hank has remained firmly closeted ever since.

Elliot is the newbie doctor in town—city-born and somewhat shell-shocked from his transplant to the country. When a football injury brings Hank to Elliot’s attention, an inappropriate sexual glance and the stuttered apology afterward kickstarts their friendship. Romance and love soon blossom, but it’s hard for either of them to hope for anything permanent. As if the constant threat of being caught isn’t enough, Elliot’s contract runs out after only a year.

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A Novel in the Delectable Series

Cordon Bleu-trained chef Riley Emerson arrives in Aspen, Colorado for a summer at the best restaurant in town, only to discover his jerk of a boyfriend has dumped him, leaving his heart and his plans in tatters. Doubting himself and longing for a change of pace, he takes a low-paying position at the Rocking Z guest ranch, though he expects nature up close and personal won’t hold a candle to his exciting Paris lifestyle.

When born-and-bred cattle rancher Colby Zane spots a newcomer being pawed at by a passel of horny cowboys at Aspen’s Club Rawhide, he rushes in, throws the guy over his shoulder, and rescues him. Sober, Riley Emerson is sweet and sexy, but not interested in more than a one-night stand. Still, Colby’s over the moon when Riley later arrives as the new cook on his family’s ranch.

But all’s not well at the Rocking Z. Unsurmountable financial problems force them to seek a cash infusion from outside investor Fitz Wellington. Fitz is hot for Colby, and he won’t sign on the dotted line without some very personal incentives. The future of the ranch is at stake, and Colby’s just that desperate, but saving the Z might mean losing Riley.

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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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