Slow Burning by BA Tortuga

December 28, 2017

slow burning


Hey, y’all! I’m BA Tortuga, resident redneck and lover of all things cowboy.

Cimarron and Zack are one of those slow burn books – the ones were I wondered if they were ever going to spark, but once they did, they shocked the hell out of me with their fire.


I love that – that sudden, surprise spark. My wife and I were having a chat about that – how when that spark happens, we just sigh. There are too many books to list where that happens, so I started thinking movies.

Oh, now that I can do. *grins*

5. Buttercup and Wesley in The Princess Bride. Inconceivable.

4. Bunny and Richard from Desk Set. Lord, I love a Hepburn/Tracy movie.

3. Stella and Dot in Cloudburst. What? You didn’t expect a septuagenarian lesbian movie to make my list? *snorts*

2. Sally and Gary in Practical Magic. *whimpers with joy*

1. Han and Leia, Star Wars. OMG


Much love, y’all.



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Love is a fragile thing, and it can slip through your fingers if you don’t hold on tight….

When Zack Jung’s AA sponsor and friend commits suicide, he’s desperate to hold it together, and there’s only one place he can turn. He calls Josh and Kris, and they take him back to their ranch outside Santa Fe.

A cowboy to the bone, Cimarron Duran cherishes his orderly life and routine. He likes his neighbors, Kris and Josh, but he has less than no interest in the hipster personal trainer who comes to stay with them—or at least, he plans to fight his interest in favor of his solitary life and his art.

But some things are as inevitable as the weather, and when Zack and Cimarron finally come together, they find they don’t want to let go. It won’t be easy, though, for two men with pasts like theirs to forge a happy future together.



About BA Tortuga:

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds and her beloved wife, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has heard the call of the  high desert and lives in the Sandias. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head. Find her on the web at

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