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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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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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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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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 Billabong

Bushrangers | Book One

Bushrangers: Book One
A novella from the Dragon-ghosts of Viscaya Universe

Having long ago lost his wife and children, cattleman Jim Kelly works the family farm in the harsh 1800s Australian outback, most days wondering why he bothers. That question is foremost in his mind when a venomous snake takes him by surprise. Another surprise comes when a skilled doctor is in the vicinity to save his life. But the third, and biggest, surprise for Jim is falling hard and fast for that man.

Life on the lam is tough, and bushranger Mark Turner simply wants to maintain his freedom as long as he's able. Unfortunately, being a doctor, his conscience won't let him leave a snakebite victim to die. Before he thinks about the consequences of his humanitarian actions, he's both saved Jim and become smitten with him. But considering how Mark's past could negatively impact any possibility of a future, maybe falling in love wasn't such a great idea after all.

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Una prateria straniera

Storie della prateria | Libro 4

Storie della prateria: Libro 4

Il cantante western Willie Meadows è un impostore. Non è mai andato a cavallo in vita sua e i suoi abiti in stile “vecchio West” sono stati fatti su misura in una boutique di Los Angeles. Non c’è da stupirsi che Wilson Edwards, l’uomo dietro la maschera, non riesca più a scrivere musica. Nel tentativo di trovare l’ispirazione, Wilson compra un ranch in Wyoming per sperimentare la vita di campagna, pur non avendo la minima intenzione di gestirlo. Poi arriva Steve Peterson, disperato, affamato e solo, dopo essere scappato da un istituto per la “cura” degli omosessuali gestito dal culto di cui suo padre è il capo.

Steve avrebbe dovuto addestrare cavalli per la vecchia proprietaria del ranch, ma quell’offerta di lavoro se n’è andata assieme a lei. Per fortuna, Wilson trova una soluzione temporanea: Steve si occuperà del ranch mentre lui è a LA per affari. Ma al suo ritorno, Wilson fatica a riconoscere la sua nuova casa. Nei recinti ci sono dei cavalli addestrati e il ranch è in ottime condizioni. Improvvisamente, si ritrova affascinato, non dallo stile di vita dei cowboy, ma da Steve stesso.

Ma il culto è ancora alla ricerca di Steve e il timore di Wilson di suscitare uno scandalo ha fatto in modo che, finora, la sua omosessualità sia rimasta un segreto. Dichiararsi distruggerebbe la carriera di Willie, ma soffocare i suoi sentimenti nei confronti di Steve potrebbe distruggere l’unica parte di lui che ancora è autentica.

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When Madison “Matty” Ward finds himself out of work and without a place to live, his cousin comes through with a job on the Gates cattle ranch. Despite not knowing anything about herding cattle or taking care of horses, Matty does his best to impress the older hunky foreman, Baxter Hollingsworth. Baxter is drawn to the new young hand, but he’s deeply closeted, and after an openly gay veterinarian shows he’s interested in Matty, Baxter’s repressed feelings lead to an explosive encounter. Baxter then withdraws—leaving Matty feeling angry and used—until an accident forces him to confront his fears.

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Don Jenkins will do anything for a happy, thriving family and home, but keeping his farm going is a constant challenge. He’s always depended on Griff McAllister, his partner and first love, to support him in his work and in his need to submit in the bedroom. When he discovers Griff might be losing faith in him, he’s at a loss for how to mend the relationship. Then Howard Campbell—a man Don and Griff both love beyond words—is added to the mix. With jealousy threatening their bond and the viability of the farm in question, Don’s dreams begin to crumble.

Nearly losing Howard in an accident serves as a wakeup call. They begin to pull their relationship out of the muck and work to remember why they came together in the first place. If they can figure out how to help one another and balance the dynamics of dominance and submission between them so each man gets what he needs, the trio might build the loving future they’ve dared to hope for. They must be brave enough to commit every resource they can muster—especially trust, understanding, and acceptance—and realize true love is never as easy as it looks.

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Riley Cooper is on the run. Misha Tokarev, the love of his life, turned out to be an assassin for the Russian mob, and when it comes to character flaws, Riley draws the line at premeditated murder. Alien armor system McClane is also on the run, for reasons that include accidentally crashing a space ship into Earth and evading U.S. military custody. A failed prototype, McClane was scheduled for destruction. Sabotaging the ship put an end to that, but McClane is dubbed a bone rider for good reason—he can’t live without a host body. That’s why he first stows away in Riley's truck and then in Riley himself. Their reluctant partnership soon evolves into something much more powerful—and personal—than either of them could have imagined.

Together, they embark on a road trip from hell, made all the more exciting by the government troops and mob enforcers hot on their trail. Misha is determined to win Riley back and willing to do whatever it takes to keep him safe. When hitman and alien join forces, they discover their impressive combined potential for death and destruction. It will take everything Riley has to steer them through the mess they create.

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Tanner Wallis is nearly at the end of his rope the night Mason Seidel finds him lying next to the mangled body of a cow on the back pastures of the Seidel family's Wyoming ranch. Recently out of the hospital after he and his boyfriend were brutally beaten, Tanner is jobless, homeless, and almost penniless. His desperate hope is that Mason will believe he’s innocent of the senseless crime and give him a place to heal, both physically and emotionally, until he can get on his feet again.

But Mason already has enough on his plate. He's only been back on the ranch a few months, ten years after his father kicked him out for being gay, and only because his sister begged him to come help after the man's disabling stroke. With all his responsibilities—running the struggling ranch and keeping his sister and father off his back—Mason can't really afford the distraction Tanner represents. But he can't just abandon the attractive young man either. There’s trouble in spades on the ranch, but if they face it together, Mason and Tanner might find a future with a little sunshine.

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Conquer the Flames

Lang Downs | Book Four

Sequel to Outlast the Night
Lang Downs: Book Four

Thorne Lachlan knows a thing or two about getting himself safely out of a blaze. For years he fought in the world’s hot spots, a Commando with the Australian Army. Now, retired, he fights flames for the Royal Fire Service. When a grassfire brings him to Lang Downs, the next sheep station in danger, Thorne meets Ian Duncan and sparks fly that neither man can put out. But both men have ghosts from the past that stand in the way of moving beyond mutual attraction.

While Thorne longs for the home he could share with Ian at Lang Downs, he fears his own instability might make him a danger to others. And Ian’s always believed that the foster care nightmare he escaped before coming to Lang Downs would make any relationship impossible. Trust doesn’t come easily to Thorne or Ian until the fire’s aftermath forces them to see past the scars keeping them both from healing.

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Tempo al tempo

Tempo al tempo | Libro 1

Tempo al tempo, Libro 1

Stefan Joss non può farcela. Non solo deve recarsi in Texas nel bel mezzo dell’estate per fare da ‘damigello’ alle nozze della sua migliore amica Charlotte Holloway, ma è anche costretto a negoziare un affare da milioni di dollari. Come se non bastasse, si sente scombussolato dalla presenza dell’unico uomo che Charlotte aveva promesso di non invitare: suo fratello Rand Holloway.

Stefan e Rand sono nemici giurati dal primo giorno in cui si sono incontrati, così Stefan è scioccato quando una tregua momentanea trasforma la loro solita ostilità in una complicità improvvisa. Benché diffidente riguardo ai suoi sentimenti, Stefan rimane influenzato dalle rivelazioni sincere di Rand e decide di dargli una possibilità.

Ma la loro storia d’amore appena sbocciata viene messa a repentaglio quando l’affare di Stefan va storto: la proprietaria dell’ultimo ranch che ha bisogno di assicurare alla sua compagnia viene uccisa. Per Stefan sarà una sorpresa scoprirlo e rendersi conto che anche la sua vita è in pericolo.

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Moon and Stars

Clouds and Rain Stories

A Clouds and Rain Story

After an affair with a married DA led to scandal and disbarment, Cooper Nelson left his legal career in shambles, and found solace working as a hand at the Blue River Ranch. Eight years later, during a rare visit into town, Cooper bumps into Kelly Freed, a man he left behind fifteen years earlier when he started out as an attorney. Unfortunately, Kelly is running for sheriff and his wife is terminally ill, so Kelly can’t even consider rekindling their relationship. Cooper knows from sad experience that hiding the truth leads to lives being ruined, so for his part, he refuses to be anybody’s dirty secret.

In the meantime circumstances at neighboring Blackwater Ranch have taken a desperate turn. Gable’s friend Calley has breast cancer, and when Gable and Flynn take in Calley’s kids, they need help from their friends. Cooper and Kelly’s combined talents are put to work to ensure Gable can make a bid to become the legal father of his children, and that Calley’s affairs are in order if worse comes to worst. For Cooper, staying away from Kelly was never easy, and now with a common cause, Cooper finds he can't stop himself from seeking the man out.

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A Daring Ride

The Bullriders | Book Two

The Bullriders: Book Two

Simon “Frizz” Frizzell sneaks away to the rodeo on weekends, and it’s not until after he wins a buckle that he tells his parents about his bull-riding. He knows they won’t approve of his choice of sport, but his parents own a Christian bookstore, and he couldn’t possibly tell them the whole truth: he’s gay. And so are some of his rodeo friends, like Dante and Ryan, and Jacky—a young man he wishes could have been more than a one-night stand. When Simon sets his sights on his dreams, he finds work with Dante and Ryan, and bumps into Jacky on the job.

Jacky Douglas is a rodeo fanatic, plain and simple. He loves the ride, and he loves the cowboys. He fell hard for Frizz when they met, and theirs was a one-night stand made in heaven. When they meet again, Jacky thinks it’s a stroke of luck. Frizz takes some convincing, but once he’s on board, they begin a relationship. The fledgling romance faces a challenge when news of it travels all the way to the one place Frizz doesn’t want it to go: his parents’ bookstore.

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Ereditare il cielo

Lang Downs (Italiano) | Libro 1

Serie Lang Downs, Libro 1

Caine Neiheisel è intrappolato in un impiego senza prospettive e alla fine di una relazione che di prospettive non ne ha più, quando all’improvviso gli si presenta l’occasione di una vita: sua madre eredita un allevamento di pecore nel Nuovo Galles del Sud, Australia. Per Caine è l’occasione di ricominciare, là in mezzo ai pascoli, dove la sua balbuzie non sarà più un ostacolo e dove la sua voglia di lavorare potrà certamente compensare la mancanza di esperienza.

Sfortunatamente, però, il sovrintendente di Lang Downs, Macklin Armstrong, che dovrebbe essere il suo più grande alleato, alterna momenti di freddezza ad altri di chiaro disprezzo. Gli altri membri della squadra, invece, sono più interessati al suo accento americano che impressionati dalla sua situazione… fino a che non scoprono che Caine è gay, e allora il divertimento si trasforma in disprezzo. Sarà necessaria tutta la sua determinazione – e un crudele atto di sabotaggio da parte di un vicino ostile – per unire gli uomini di Lang Downs e dare a Caine e Macklin la possibilità di scoprire l’amore.

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