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Best New Artist by B.A. Tortuga Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have B.A. Tortuga stopping by today with her upcoming release Best New Artist, we have a brilliant guest post and a fantastic excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Best New Artist

by

B.A. Tortuga

Kasey “Tuff” Tuffman just told Nashville to kiss his you know what. After winning Best New Artist at an award show, he knows it’s time to head back home to Texas. So after a very public meltdown, Tuff makes his way to Austin, where the Red Dirt music lives large.

Jonah Littlejohn once loved KT more than anything in the world. When KT loses it on national TV, Jonah knows he has to reach out and offer his home studio as a place to heal and make music. A bad relationship has left Jonah broken and wary of romance, but he wants to help his old lover out.

Seeing Jonah again proves to Tuff that he’s made the right decision. Now all he has to do is convince Jonah that they’re the most perfect duet there’s ever been.

Release date: 28th April 2017

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Seashores of Old Mexico by B.A. Tortuga Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hiya guys! We have B.A. Tortuga popping in today with her upcoming re-release Seashores of Old Mexico, we have a brilliant guest post from B.A. and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Seashores of Old Mexico

by

B.A. Tortuga

After a bar fight gone horribly wrong, Clint is on the run, tired, hungry, and desperate to get out of Texas and across the border as fast as he can. But more than anything, he needs a place to relax and feel safe—at least for a little while. Searching for work, he stumbles into a cantina on the beach and runs into its owner. Jack might be a little older and a little worldlier, but the two men have enough in common to form a fast friendship that soon spills over into the bedroom.

But Clint isn’t the only who’s done things he isn’t proud of, things he’d rather keep hidden. Both of them have to be ready to drop everything and run if the past gets too close, and that’s no foundation for a relationship—especially since the truth always comes out eventually.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2007.

Release date: 10th April 2017
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press

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Unearthed by B.A. Tortuga (2nd Edition)

B.A. Tortuga - Unearthed CoverTitle: Unearthed (2nd edition)

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Horror, Paranormal

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (January 10, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Some ancient secrets are better left buried….

When Jacob Keys gets the call every man dreads, he leaves his Wyoming home to find his mother’s killer. A whole archaeological team in Sardinia is dead, all of the bodies accounted for—all but Caleb Paulsen, consummate scholar and Jacob’s former lover. In Italy, Jacob sets out to discover the cause of the tragedy. And to find Caleb.

Meanwhile, a shipment arrives for Jacob in Wyoming. Jacob’s friend, Ben Walking Turtle, and his partner, Sam MacDougal, retrieve the box… and with it, a ruthless and cunning entity that’s been biding its time.

From Sardinia to Wyoming, Phoenix to Denver, this lethal ancient evil travels toward its bitter last stand, leaving death and destruction in its wake.

None of the men who touch it will ever be the same.

First Edition published as Diggers by Dallas Coleman, from Torquere Press, 2008.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-257-5

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/unearthed-by-ba-tortuga-345-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: A man on a mission, Jacob sets out to Italy to discover what happened to his mother and Caleb. Unbeknownst to him an ancient evil is about to invade Ben’s lover Sam and cut down all in its path in brutal fashion. While I love horror stories this one was confusing at times. 

There some confusion on my part at times to where exactly the location was referring to as it changed suddenly with no warning. As with all horror books there is a lot of death in brutal fashions throughout. 

There were also a lot of POV’s throughout the story. Some I felt were unnecessary to have. Sam was super scary at times in his possession but he also confused me before he was possessed. Ben was sweet and seemed to care for Sam a lot. 

I really liked the plot of this story but the delivery was a little wrong to me so it made it impossible for me to enjoy it as much as I should have. It was an ok read.

Two Cowboys and A Baby by B.A. Tortuga

B.A. Tortuga - Two Cowboys and A Baby CoverTitle:  Two Cowboys and a Baby

Series: Dreamspun Desires 30

Author: BA Tortuga

Genre: Contemporary, Cowboys

Length: Novel (220 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (15 March 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: A little bundle of joy means big changes.

Hoss McMasters has a working ranch, a bull riding career, a nosy momma, and a best friend he’s been in love with since he can remember. He’s a busy, happy cowboy, living the good life.

Then one morning he discovers a baby on his doorstep.

Well, Hoss does what any reasonable man would do—he calls his momma and his buddy, Sheriff Pooter, and they head to the clinic to see if Doc knows of any suddenly not-so-pregnant girls.

In the meantime, Hoss and his best friend, Bradley, have their hands full trying to care for an infant, run a ranch, and deal with the sudden confession that Bradley doesn’t hate Hoss for coming out to him in high school. In fact, Bradley’s been trying to catch Hoss’s attention for damn near a decade.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-385-5

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/two-cowboys-and-a-baby-by-ba-tortuga-8174-b

Reviewer: Prime

Review: For me this book was a war between absolute love and being rather annoyed.

I know the reason for it and that is, quite simply, that the writing style of BA Tortuga has always been something that I have trouble connecting with. But still I keep on going back because the type of stories Tortuga writes are what I like. However, the actual idea of the story and the whole “cowboys looking after a baby and finally reveal their feelings for each other” plot device – absolutely perfect. I also loved the touch of soap opera type of drama introduced when it comes to said baby’s paternity.

The story is about Hoss (seriously, this name, totally rubbed me the wrong way for reasons unknown) and his best friend since childhood, Bradley. They are both cowboys and have been secretly in love with each other years. One day, Hoss finds a baby randomly left on his door step and through some convoluted reasoning; he ends up looking after the baby girl with the help of his friend.

The story works in two parts, 1) Hoss and Bradley getting together, where one is out and the other is in the closet still, and, 2) looking after the baby and the mystery of where she came from. There was a twist at the end that came from nowhere, it’s a bit unbelievable, so people that like things to be more relatable may need to enter with an open mind. Seriously, when I say this is something you would see on Days of Our Lives /Neighbours/Coronation Street, believe it.

Regardless of my feelings of the author’s writing style, this was nevertheless an enjoyable read. I loved the plot, I loved the characters and I loved the setting.

Two Cowboys and a Baby by B.A. Tortuga Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hey guys, we have the brilliant B.A. Tortuga stopping by today with her upcoming Dreamspun Desire release Two Cowboys and a Baby. We have a fantastic guest post from B.A. and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Two Cowboys and a Baby

(Dreamspun Desires 30)
by

B.A. Tortuga

A little bundle of joy means big changes.

Hoss McMasters has a working ranch, a bull riding career, a nosy momma, and a best friend he’s been in love with since he can remember. He’s a busy, happy cowboy, living the good life.

Then one morning he discovers a baby on his doorstep.

Well, Hoss does what any reasonable man would do—he calls his momma and his buddy, Sheriff Pooter, and they head to the clinic to see if Doc knows of any suddenly not-so-pregnant girls.

In the meantime, Hoss and his best friend, Bradley, have their hands full trying to care for an infant, run a ranch, and deal with the sudden confession that Bradley doesn’t hate Hoss for coming out to him in high school. In fact, Bradley’s been trying to catch Hoss’s attention for damn near a decade.

Release date: 15th March 2017 

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Tropical Depression by B.A. Tortuga

B.A. Tortuga - Tropical Depression CoverTitle: Tropical Depression

Series: Stormy Weather 02

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63533-435-7

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (20th February 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: The weather in the Florida swamps is looking a little rocky for retired football player, Galen, his laid-back lover, Shane, and their gator, Vic.

When Galen buys into a football team, promoting and wheeling and dealing are the name of the game. He’s so busy he hardly gets to see Shane anymore, which means a lot of lonely naps on the couch.

Shane is tied up with managing the bar, covering for unreliable bartenders, and serving drinks to good-time party boys. Used to be Galen couldn’t get enough of him. Now he can hardly pry Galen away from the phone, and Shane starts to wonder where he stands in Galen’s life. Will things ever be the way they were?

When Galen starts to forget their dates, the pressure builds, jealousy and hurt swirling into a tropical storm. Galen and Shane need to seek shelter in each other before everything they’ve built is washed away.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/tropical-depression-by-ba-tortuga-8160-b

Review: Galen and Shane are back and tensions are running high as Shane struggles to find free time away from the bar and Galen gets caught up in business after buying a football team.

This is a great follow up story to Rain and Whiskey, where we get the chance to catch up with Galen and Shane as they struggle to make time for each other as their work lives get busy.

Shane and Galen are still hot for each other and they are happy with their lives, but as Shane spends more time at the bar struggling to fill in for unreliable bartenders and Galen gets caught up in his new project they guys feel the strain and we get to watch the fireworks.

While I enjoyed this story and really enjoyed Galen and Shane’s steamy moments I found the story lacked substance, the guys never really talk about the problems that crop up, they sort of begin to but then they have blazing hot sex and then everything is nearly back to normal with the problem being swept aside with an afterthought that they’d make more time for each other. It’s as though sex makes everything right again.

The story is good though with Galen and Shane having the easy camaraderie between them, steamy hot sex and humor. It’s not all fun and games though as they have to juggle their jobs with their time together, both men have to work out how to get their downtime before they fracture what they have together. We meet Vic the alligator which adds a fun spot to the story, and I especially liked the way that Shane dealt with Galen’s constantly ringing phone near the end of the story, Vic really does come in handy.

I recommend this to those who love great characters, hot sex, tensions running high and two men determined to make things work.

Just Like Cats and Dogs by B.A. Tortuga (2nd Edition)

B.A. Tortuga - Just Like Cats and Dogs CoverTitle: Just Like Cats and Dogs, (2nd Edition)

Series: A Sanctuary Novel 01

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (206 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 25, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Can cats and dogs ever get along, let alone fall in love?

Sam knows you can never go home again. As an orphaned feline shifter raised by wolves, being an outcast is nothing new to him. But the pack is still his family, and when one of them passes away, Sam returns to the New Mexico desert to say good-bye.

Gus is a loner who rarely returns to his pack, but as fate would have it, Sam is there when he chooses to visit. The history between Gus and Sam is tumultuous, to say the least, but when Gus gets an eyeful of the grown-up and gorgeous version of his childhood bully, he can’t control his reaction. And he isn’t alone.

The attraction is powerful, but so are their differences. And with trouble brewing in the pack and danger surrounding them, Sam and Gus might not have the opportunity to seek common ground.

This action-packed shifter novel is the ultimate opposites attract and enemies-to-lovers romance, and it includes a bonus novella, In the Dog House.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2011.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-298-8

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/just-like-cats-and-dogs-by-ba-tortuga-8090-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  When I first saw this book on the list, I thought the title very quirky and fun.  However I wasn’t paying attention to what kind of book it was going to be.  So when I started reading you can imagine my surprise at some of the words they called each other and the scratching.  So I ran to the site to take a look at the blurb, and from there did the happy dance of the century.  

This is a very unique shifter story that was very surprising to say the least.  Where one of the families in the pack loves to take in strays but the pack is a bit full of asshats.  Sam is a cat shifter who is one hell of a dancer and lives in the city because the pack is not really into shifters unlike them during the moon.  He had to be locked into the basement during those times, but now he doesn’t have to be.  He knows that he will never be safe coming home, but when his ma called about pop’s death he came home.  

Gus is a wolf shifter and a bit of a loner.  He loves to dig in dirt for some nice gems.  He never really gave Sam the time of day other than to pick on him.  But in his heart he knew that was because he wanted Sam and he knew it would never be allowed.  Then he sees Sam for the first time in a very long time, and damn if the man isn’t hot.  Danger seems to follow Sam everywhere and he has always felt that he would never belong.  It looks to be like Gus might just be willing to help.  If you want to know more then read the book, you won’t be disappointed.

Now I have to admit that I didn’t much care for the pack dynamics or the other cat shifter’s attitudes.  It wasn’t as fun as the title made it seem to be though. Other than those minor problems, this book rocked.  I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.

Just Like Cats and Dogs by B.A. Tortuga Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have B.A. Tortuga stopping by with her upcoming re-release Just Like Cats and Dogs, we have a great guest post where B.A. shares her Just Like Cats and Dogs playlist, and we have a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Just Like Cats and Dogs

(Sanctuary 01)
by

B.A. Tortuga

Can cats and dogs ever get along, let alone fall in love?

Sam knows you can never go home again. As an orphaned feline shifter raised by wolves, being an outcast is nothing new to him. But the pack is still his family, and when one of them passes away, Sam returns to the New Mexico desert to say good-bye.

Gus is a loner who rarely returns to his pack, but as fate would have it, Sam is there when he chooses to visit. The history between Gus and Sam is tumultuous, to say the least, but when Gus gets an eyeful of the grown-up and gorgeous version of his childhood bully, he can’t control his reaction. And he isn’t alone.

The attraction is powerful, but so are their differences. And with trouble brewing in the pack and danger surrounding them, Sam and Gus might not have the opportunity to seek common ground.

This action-packed shifter novel is the ultimate opposites attract and enemies-to-lovers romance, and it includes a bonus novella, In the Dog House.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2011.

Release date: 25th January 2017

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Private Dances by B.A. Tortuga (3rd Edition)

b-a-tortuga-private-dances-cover-sTitle: Private Dances

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary

Length: Novella (120pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-161-0

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (2nd November 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ – 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Dale is working his way through college as an exotic dancer. While he prefers to keep his performances public, it’s tough to say no to the private dances, even though they’re risky. Three songs, just dancing, no touching—Dale can do this and be handsomely compensated.

For Italian businessman Adriano “Gen” Genovese, the handsome cowboy tempts him into wanting more than one dance. Gen convinces Dale to indulge in another dance and a night in his decadent hotel room. He introduces Dale to a glittering world of wealth on a scale Dale has never even imagined.

As the romance between the down-home Texas student and the millionaire playboy heats up, they come to realize the only risk they face is losing their hearts.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.

Second Edition published by Smashwords Edition, 2012.

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/private-dances-by-ba-tortuga-7711-b

Review: Dale works in a club as an exotic dancer to help pay his way through college, and he’s okay with it as long as the clients just look, when sexy Italian businessman, Gen, asks to chat with him after Dale privately dances for him Dale takes a chance and it turns his world around. Gen stumbles across Dale when he’s convinced to visit the club during business; he’s instantly caught by the sexy cowboy and finds himself returning and enticing Dale for more than just a dance.

This is a sexy little number with blazing passion sparking between Dale and Gen, while there isn’t really much of a storyline other than the progression of Dale and Gen’s relationship it’s still an entertaining novella that is great when you want a hot sexy read.

We learn the basics of both Gen and Dale but nothing really in-depth, but we do get a good sense of both characters. Dale is a man with a good heart and sweet nature; he wants to stand on his own two feet and finds it hard to accept help from Gen even when he really needs it. Gen is a pretty down to earth guy and treats people with respect, even though he’s a big businessman and has his own private jet, he wants to take care of Dale but respects Dale’s wishes.

Gen and Dale are explosive together and very hot, we see the progression of their relationship which is peppered with lots of very hot sex and we see the fall in love in typical B.A. Tortuga style, it sneaks up on them and bam they’re in love.

I recommend this to those who love great characters, lots of steamy sex, watching a sexy cowboy and an equally sexy businessman fall in love, and who love novellas that are just the perfect sexy read.

Private Dances by B.A. Tortuga Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys! We have B.A. Tortuga popping in today with her upcoming re-release Private Dances, we have a brilliant guest post from B.A. and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Private Dances

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B.A. Tortuga

Dale is working his way through college as an exotic dancer. While he prefers to keep his performances public, it’s tough to say no to the private dances, even though they’re risky. Three songs, just dancing, no touching—Dale can do this and be handsomely compensated.

For Italian businessman Adriano “Gen” Genovese, the handsome cowboy tempts him into wanting more than one dance. Gen convinces Dale to indulge in another dance and a night in his decadent hotel room. He introduces Dale to a glittering world of wealth on a scale Dale has never even imagined.

As the romance between the down-home Texas student and the millionaire playboy heats up, they come to realize the only risk they face is losing their hearts.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.

Second Edition published by Smashwords Edition, 2012.

Release date: 2nd November 2016
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press

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Rain and Whiskey by B.A. Tortuga (2nd Edition)

b-a-tortuga-rain-whiskey-cover-sTitle: Rain and Whiskey

Series: Stormy Weather 01

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance

Length: Novel (220pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-569-4

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (7th October 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Galen Frost buys a house and a bait shop in a small Florida town to get away from his life as a semipro football player. When he meets good-time bartender Shane Barton, the heat between them is instant and intense—like the burn of good whiskey.

Galen and Shane don’t have much in common beyond their healthy libidos and their love of a good time, but the intoxicating heat brings them together like rain on the ocean, whipping up a frenzy of weather… good and bad. When trouble blows ashore, they will have to ride out the storm that breaks between them as Galen’s past rears its ugly head.

First Edition eBook published by Torquere Press, 2005.

First Edition paperback published by Torquere Press, 2006.

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/rain-and-whiskey-by-ba-tortuga-7608-b

Review: Holy cow, let me just hose myself down because this baby is scorching hot!

Galen spots a hot bartender and is instantly hooked, when Shane spots a sexy customer he can’t wait to taste the man. The two hit it off and the sparks fly and just when everything seems to be going great between them a blast from Galen’s past sweeps in and drives a huge wedge between the new lovers.

This is one hot story that has a bit of a storyline but not much of one. This is a story that I would class as erotica because these two passionate men just can’t keep their sexy hands off each other. I’d estimate that about 80% of this story involves hot heavy sexy time so if you want something to rev your motor then this is it for all the hot and heavy going on I’d say its 5 Hearts.

The dash of storyline that we do get involves a nasty man from Galen’s past and Galen’s lashing out at Shane in reaction. It adds a bit of tension to the story, it also shows Galen and Shane just how much they love each other as well. I was disappointed that scum guy didn’t really get what was coming to him other than having Galen beat the crap out of him, I know that’s pretty harsh but the guy deserves castration, so only 3 Hearts for the storyline.

I recommend this to those who want plenty of hot sexy times, great characters, watching two men fall in love and a great ending.

Rain and Whiskey by B.A. Tortuga Guest Post & Excerpt

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Hi guys! We have B.A. Tortuga stopping by today with her upcoming re-release Rain and Whiskey, we have a brilliant guest post and a fantastic excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Rain and Whiskey

(Stormy Weather 01)
by

B.A. Tortuga

Galen Frost buys a house and a bait shop in a small Florida town to get away from his life as a semipro football player. When he meets good-time bartender Shane Barton, the heat between them is instant and intense—like the burn of good whiskey.

Galen and Shane don’t have much in common beyond their healthy libidos and their love of a good time, but the intoxicating heat brings them together like rain on the ocean, whipping up a frenzy of weather… good and bad. When trouble blows ashore, they will have to ride out the storm that breaks between them as Galen’s past rears its ugly head.

First Edition eBook published by Torquere Press, 2005.

First Edition paperback published by Torquere Press, 2006.

Release date: 7th October 2016

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Commitment Ranch by B.A. Tortuga

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Series: Dreamspun Desire 18 / Leaning N Ranch 01

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Contemporary, Cowboys

Length: Novel (250pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-368-3

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (15th October 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: A fist fight, a snowstorm, a stolen kiss in the barn… and a second chance at love.

Ford Nixel has two law offices, two fancy condominiums, and all the right connections. In short, he has everything he wants.

The last thing he needs is his Uncle Ty’s stake in the Leaning N, a ranch that’s been in the family for generations. Ford hasn’t even been to the ranch in over a decade, not since he left his boyfriend Stoney behind and headed back to college alone.

Ford arrives at the Leaning N to find Stoney, now a single father, right where he left him. A fist fight, a snowstorm, and a stolen kiss in the barn later—Ford knows none of the heat between them has dissipated.

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/commitment-ranch-by-ba-tortuga-7433-b

Review: When Ford’s Uncle Ty asks for his help Ford doesn’t hesitate to rush back to the ranch he hasn’t set foot on in twelve years. Ford returns to the Leaning N not looking forward to seeing his ex-boyfriend Stoney, the man who preferred the ranch and knocked up Ford’s cousin. But even with twelve years and a child putting distance between them Ford’s feelings for Stoney haven’t changed and when Stoney reveals a secret Ford can’t fight how he truly feels for Stoney.

This is a great story that has two men reuniting and finally putting the misunderstandings between them to rest. Ford is a great character who is struggling with his resentment for Stoney, having to work with Stoney proves to be like getting blood from a stone, they clash, bitch at each other and Ford wants nothing more than go punch Stoney. Stoney is a solid character who doesn’t believe he is any good at anything other than being a cowboy, Stoney resents Ford coming home, and he resents Ty asking him to work with Ford but if the Leaning N is going to keep going he needs Fords help.

I really like how this story was written, while Ford and Stoney’s relationship plays out throughout the story we also have them learning to work together, moving forward to improve the ranch, we have Ford trying to find his place as the people who work on the ranch are like family and we also have some great characters who shine like Quartz (Stoney’s son) and Geoff (the vegan cook).

The story is easy to follow and is well paced; there are some hot moments between Ford and Stoney and some tense moments (snowstorm), the relationship doesn’t instantly strike up again when Ford and Stoney meet again in fact it takes quite some time before they are even in the same room without them wanting to punch each other. B.A. Tortuga has again written a story that produces some warm and fuzzy feelings and while it does have tension it isn’t angsty.

I recommend this to those who love second chance love stories, who adore characters who can put the past behind them for a new future, and great characters who are determined to get a happy ending.

Commitment Ranch by B.A. Tortuga, Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps, we have B.A. Tortuga stopping by to show off her upcoming release Commitment Ranch, boy does B.A. know how to write cowboys! We have a short guest post and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Commitment Ranch

(Dreamspun Desires 18 / Leaning N Ranch 01)
by

B.A. Tortuga

Leaning N

A fist fight, a snowstorm, a stolen kiss in the barn… and a second chance at love.

Ford Nixel has two law offices, two fancy condominiums, and all the right connections. In short, he has everything he wants.

The last thing he needs is his Uncle Ty’s stake in the Leaning N, a ranch that’s been in the family for generations. Ford hasn’t even been to the ranch in over a decade, not since he left his boyfriend Stoney behind and headed back to college alone.

Ford arrives at the Leaning N to find Stoney, now a single father, right where he left him. A fist fight, a snowstorm, and a stolen kiss in the barn later—Ford knows none of the heat between them has dissipated.

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Trial by Fire by B.A. Tortuga ~ Audiobook

B.A. Tortuga - Trial by Fire Cover audioTitle: Trial By Fire

Series: Dreamspun Desires 06

Author: BA Tortuga

Narrator: Rusty Topsfield

Genre: Contemporary, Cowboys, Suspense

Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (20th April 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: One Aussie. One Texan. One baby. One hell of a fight.

When his sister and her husband are killed in an accident, Aussie cattle station owner Lachlan McCoughney rushes to Texas to rescue their infant daughter, Chloe. He expects to find his niece living in squalor with the Sheffields, a rodeo family.

Instead, Lachlan finds Holden Sheffield, a salt-of-the-earth cowboy, running a huge business operation. They want to explore their mutual attraction despite the many problems thrown their way, and together, they must find a way to give Chloe a new family and find a love that spans thousands of acres and two continents.

Reviewer: Gigi

Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Audible AU

Review: I always enjoy a hot cowboy story, but Trial by Fire is an interesting clash of Aussie cowboy vs. Texan cowboy, with a bit of kidnapping/murder plot and baby custody fight throw in. 

Of course animosity and posturing quickly lead to burning desire and mutual respect for Lachlan and Holden. They both quickly realize their first impressions were wrong and work together to solve the issue of their niece’s care and a plot that may destroy their little family. 

A fun, sexy, sometimes eye-rollingly predicable adventure, with a fun little kidnapping mystery thrown in. This narrator did a good job for the most part but I had a difficult time keeping all of the different character’s accents straight. 

Trial By Fire kept me entertained through five hours of back breaking yard work. Worth a listen for sure.