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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 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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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 hes 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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After the Sunset

Timing | Book Two

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.

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2011.

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Timing

Timing | Book One

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.

Second Edition
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2010.

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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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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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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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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.

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Amber Quill Press, 2013.

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Lang Downs

Lang Downs | Books One - Five

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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