Twisted by Jake Mactire

July 25, 2011

Jeff and Mike’s peace is threatened by a serial killer with a very personal mission. Twisted by Jake Mactire, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Two Sides of the Same Coin

Despite the celebrity their recent cracking of a cattle rustling ring has brought, Jeff Connelly and his partner, Mike Guidry, are ready to settle down and start the dude ranch they’ve always dreamed of. Following your dreams isn’t always easy, though—between a troubled new ranch hand who propositions Jeff and Mike’s past suddenly confronting him, emotions are already running high.

Then a sadistic serial killer nicknamed the West Coast Cutter starts slicing a trail though Jeff and Mike’s territory. As the body count rises, they begin to suspect that the killer may in fact be someone they know—a suspicion that is only strengthened by a sudden rash of threatening notes addressed to Jeff. Can they escape the West Coast Cutter before the worst happens?

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Genre: Western
Length: Novel

Auld Lang Syne by Tia Fielding

July 20, 2011

Can Jackson let go of his past in order to keep Blair? Auld Lang Syne by Tia Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

After leaving trouble behind, Jackson Way has found a home on the Triple-R, but he hasn’t found that one perfect horse—and men are pretty thin on the ground as well. Jack’s got a once-a-year hookup with a carnival worker, but it’s been quite some time since the carnival’s been by. When the ranch owner’s nephew comes to the Triple-R to work, Jackson has to admit, Blair McRae can tempt a man.

But Jackson’s not the only one with a past to make a man skittish, and Blair’s not willing to risk his bruised heart if Jackson’s not ready to let go of his past. Jackson had to work hard, be patient, and let go of the past to get his one perfect horse—is he willing to go to the same lengths to hold on to that one perfect man?

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Genre: Western
Length: Novella

Last Chance Ranch by D.G. Parker

June 22, 2011

Will Ben and Obie’s relationship survive the threat of strangers and of friends? The Last Chance Ranch (m/m) by D.G. Parker, available from Dreamspinner Press.

In the rough desert country of New Mexico, Ben Johnson runs a horse ranch called the Bar J. More than a business, the ranch is home to a collection of drifters, gamblers, drunks, and gunslingers, all of whom have found a second chance at life. What’s more, the ranch is a haven for men who prefer the company of other men, like Ben himself.

He and his young lover, Obie, deal with the everyday running of the Bar J and try to keep their ranch hands out of trouble. But when the arrival of strangers brings threats from without and within, Obie and Ben find out who their friends truly are and whether the strength of their love can see them through.

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Genre: Western, BDSM/Kink
Length: Novella

Earth and Sky by Zahra Owens

June 10, 2011

Can Hunter let go of the past and believe in a present and future with Grant? Earth and Sky (m/m) by Zahra Owens, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Hunter Krause knows better than anyone that running a ranch is hard work. Wranglers are hard to find, and even with Hunter’s foreman and entire extended family on hand, the busy ranch is constantly short-handed. So when horses go missing, Hunter’s brother-in-law hires a man Hunter would never have considered: Grant Jarreau, a man Hunter can’t forgive for leaving Hunter’s best friend Gable after an incapacitating accident.

Grant quickly fits in, befriending Hunter’s sister and making himself invaluable. Despite Hunter’s misgivings, he can’t quite control his body’s reactions to Grant, and he isn’t sure what to do about it. Then Grant saves Hunter’s young nephew from drowning and one thankful kiss opens doors Hunter never knew existed.

While Hunter and Grant tentatively move toward a relationship, the family’s in an uproar, the ranch is struggling, they can’t figure out what happened to the horses, and to top it all off, Grant is hiding something. Can Hunter learn to trust Grant, or will the turmoil already tearing up his family claim another victim?

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Genre: Western, contemporary
Length: Novel

Rite of Passage by Bryl R. Tyne

June 8, 2011

Can Pat win John’s trust or will the secrets he’s keeping drive them apart? Rite of Passage (m/m) by Bryl R. Tyne, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Forty-one-year-old John Ashley Price was a Western writing superstar until his accountant stole his heart—and everything else he owned. Now, unable to write and suffering from debilitating panic attacks, all he wants is to start over someplace where dropping off the radar is the norm. Someplace he won’t meet anyone. A place where writing should come easy. Hence his relocation to Divide, Colorado.

Of course, John didn’t count on Pat Smith—or Pat’s determination and raw sex appeal. Pat has his sights set on winning John’s heart as well as his trust, and he’s making serious headway… until John learns the truth. Just how does Pat know so much about him?

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Genre: Western, contemporary
Length: Novella

Lorcan’s Desire by SJD Peterson

May 30, 2011

Can Quinn give Lorcan the love he needs or will Lorcan turn to someone else instead? Lorcan’s Desire by SJD Peterson, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Despite the loving support of his family, Lorcan James wants to try life on his own, so at twenty-one, he finds himself walking halfway across the country in search of adventure. What he finds is desperation, desperation that leads him straight to Whispering Pines Ranch and right into the path of its strong, arrogant, gorgeous owner, who awakens something in Lorcan he didn’t even know existed.

Quinn Taylor is up to his neck in grief and frustration dealing with a neighboring rancher who wants nothing more than to see him go belly-up. He doesn’t need more complications, but from the moment he lays eyes on Lorcan, his world turns upside down. Despite finding in Quinn what his heart craves, Lorcan refuses to be Quinn’s dirty little secret—and Quinn isn’t the only one vying for Lorcan’s attention. Ranch hand Jess will happily declare his love for Lorcan to the world, something Quinn won’t offer—something Lorcan needs above all else.

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Genre: Western
Length: Novel

This Red Rock by Louise Blaydon

April 20, 2011

Will a summer back home change Alex’s life forever? This Red Rock (m/m) by Louise Blaydon, available from Dreamspinner Press.

When an open life in San Diego beckoned, Alex Arzano left the oppressive Southwest town of his childhood without a second thought—until now. Working on his Uncle Frank’s New Mexico ranch isn’t Alex’s first choice of ways to spend the summer, but it turns out not to be as bad as he’d feared: the scenery is beautiful… and not just the landscape, either. Frank has put ranch hand Oro Torres in charge of Alex’s training, and everything about Oro, from his gorgeous accent and muscled forearms to the way he handles a horse, is completely captivating. Alex is quicker to learn than Oro expects, and the tension between them rises just as fast. Finally, close quarters and exhilaration push them to take that last step—and after that, there’s no turning back.

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Genre: Western
Length: Novella