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Finding Your Feet by Cass Lennox Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys! We have Cass Lennox popping in today with her new release Finding Your Feet, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Finding Your Feet

(Toronto Connections 02)
by

Cass Lennox

While on holiday in Toronto, Evie Whitmore planned to sightsee and meet other asexuals, not audition for a dance competition. Now she’s representing Toronto’s newest queer dance studio, despite never having danced before. Not only does she have to spend hours learning her routine, she has to do it with one of the grumpiest men she’s ever met. Tyler turns out to be more than a dedicated dancer, though—he might be the kind of man who can sweep her off her feet, literally and figuratively.

Tyler Davis has spent the last year recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship. So he doesn’t need to be pushed into a rushed routine for a dumb competition. Ticking major representation boxes for being trans and biracial isn’t why he went into dance. But Evie turns out to be a dream student. In fact, she helps him remember just how good partnering can be, in all senses of the word. Teaching her the routine, however, raises ghosts for him, ones he’s not sure he can handle.

Plans change, and people change with them. Learning a few steps is one thing; learning to trust again is another entirely.

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Truth, Pride, Victory, Love by David Connor and E.F. Mulder

David Connor & E.F. Mulder - Truth, Pride, Victory, Love Cover sTitle: Truth, Pride, Victory, Love

Author: David Connor & E.F. Mulder

Genre: Contemporary, New Adult

Length: Novel (342 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 30, 2016)

Heat Level: Low  

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Beneath the surface, they share more than dreams of Olympic gold.

Since elementary school, the question of Reed Watson’s race has needled him. But the one thing he’s always known is that he is destined to become an Olympic star—he felt it the moment he first hit the water. Chosen by a former Olympic swimmer to train for the 2016 Olympics, Reed determinedly works toward his dream.

Along the way, Reed develops feelings for two men he’s known since childhood: Cal, his next-door neighbor, and Mathias, his rival since the fourth grade. Cal’s struggle with his sexual identity and a tragedy complicate Reed’s feelings, while Mathias’s wealth quickly makes it obvious they are from vastly different worlds.

As Rio approaches, Mathias becomes a gay sports icon, while Reed is told to hide his sexuality for a lucrative endorsement deal that will offer his family a financial boost and help him with mounting debt. Reed’s unresolved desires for both men remain and so too do all the things that have kept them apart. Has he grown enough to navigate rougher waters, to find truth, pride, victory, and love?   

ISBN: 978-1-63533-234-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/truth-pride-victory-love-by-ef-mulder-and-david-connor-7937-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have not had a chance to read any stories from these two authors, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect.  I must admit that the title and the cover of the book really didn’t do it for me.  The cover was a bit dull and almost had me looking for another story.  Also the title seemed a bit dated for this type of story.  Then I got to the blurb and I was a little bit more interested.  Although I will admit that stories that focus around sports really don’t rock my world.  

Reed is a strange character but there was one goal he never let go, and that was to be in the Olympic’s. He was a typical boy who had the hots for two of his classmates and friends.  At first it was Cal, his best friend and neighbor, and then there is Mathias.  Now him and Mathias are at different ends.  Mathias comes from a wealthy family and Reed’s is just making it.  Things slowly change when Cal was injured in a car accident and his swimming career that he looked forward to ending.  The coach brings Mathias into the deal.  

Cal is still Reed’s best friend but his heart is with Mathias.  The problem was Mathias was out and proud, where Reed had to stay in the closet. They become better friends and closer.  For the whole story you really need to read the book.

I am afraid that even though it was a very entertaining story, it was just so long that I lost interest in it through certain parts of the story.  I hate to admit that I put the book down, then went back to it, and then put it down again. It is a very slow paced story that is not my kind of book.  It was as I said very entertaining but the book itself was just not for me.

Truth, Pride, Victory, Love by David Connor and E.F. Mulder Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have David Connor & E.F. Mulder stopping by today with their upcoming release Truth, Pride, Victory, Love. We have a brilliant guest post from David and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Truth, Pride, Victory, Love

by

David Connor and E.F. Mulder

Since elementary school, the question of Reed Watson’s race has needled him. But the one thing he’s always known is that he is destined to become an Olympic star—he felt it the moment he first hit the water. Chosen by a former Olympic swimmer to train for the 2016 Olympics, Reed determinedly works toward his dream.

Along the way, Reed develops feelings for two men he’s known since childhood: Cal, his next-door neighbor, and Mathias, his rival since the fourth grade. Cal’s struggle with his sexual identity and a tragedy complicate Reed’s feelings, while Mathias’s wealth quickly makes it obvious they are from vastly different worlds. 

As Rio approaches, Mathias becomes a gay sports icon, while Reed is told to hide his sexuality for a lucrative endorsement deal that will offer his family a financial boost and help him with mounting debt. Reed’s unresolved desires for both men remain and so too do all the things that have kept them apart. Has he grown enough to navigate rougher waters, to find truth, pride, victory, and love?

Release date: 30th December 2016

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Junior Hero Blues by J.K. Pendragon Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have J.K. Pendragon stopping by today with their new release Junior Hero Blues, we have a great guest post from J.K., a brilliant excerpt and we also have a fantastic giveaway. So guys, check out the post and then leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Junior Hero Blues

by

J.K. Pendragon

Last year, Javier Medina was your average socially awkward gay high schooler with a chip on his shoulder. This year, he’s . . . well, pretty much the same, but with bonus superpowers, a costume with an ab window to show off his new goods, and a secret identity as the high-flying, wise-cracking superhero Blue Spark.

But being a Junior Hero means that Javier gets all the responsibility and none of the cool gadgets. It’s hard enough working for the Legion of Liberty and fighting against the evil Organization, all while trying to keep on top of schoolwork and suspicious parents. Add in a hunky boyfriend who’s way out of Javier’s league, and an even hunkier villain who keeps appearing every time said boyfriend mysteriously disappears, and Blue Spark is in for one big dollop of teenage angst. All while engaging in some epic superhero action and, oh yeah, an all-out battle to protect Liberty City from the forces of evil.

Welcome to the 100% true and totally unbiased account of life as a teenage superhero.

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Hotline by Quinn Anderson Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Quinn Anderson popping in today with her new release Hotline, we have a interesting guest post where Quinn chats about writers block, we have a great excerpt and there’s a brilliant giveaway, so guys, check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Hotline

by

Quinn Anderson

Zack never intended to become a phone sex operator, but with half a college degree and a smart mouth, his options were limited. It helps that he has a knack for thinking on his feet and a willingness to roll with whatever his clients throw at him. Sure, he gets his fair share of creeps and unconventional requests, but it pays the bills, and he’s in no danger of breaking his one rule: never fall for a client.

Until a man named “John” starts calling, and Zack finds himself interested in more than a paycheck. It’s not just that John has money, or that his rumbling baritone drives Zack wild. He’s everything Zack isn’t: educated, poised, and in total control of his life.

A twist of fate brings them face-to-face, and now that they’ve seen each other—and spent an unforgettable night together—they can’t go back to the way things were. A sex worker and a trust fund brat . . . It’s like Romeo and Juliet, but with less stabbing and slightly fewer dick jokes. Hopefully they can pull off a more successful ending.

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You Belong With Me by J.R. Loveless Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hiya guys, we have J.R. Loveless popping in today with her upcoming release You Belong With Me, we heave a brilliant guest post from J.R. and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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You Belong With Me

by

J.R. Loveless

Scott has been in love with his best friend Craig for years, but watching Craig with his manipulative boyfriend has worn Scott down, and he knows he needs a break from the pain and maybe a change of scenery and perspective. His twin sister, Karen, convinces him to spend a summer in Paris.

Karen is sick and tired of seeing Scott suffer, and she’s not going to stand for it anymore. She confronts Craig and tells him what he’s been missing by spurning Scott’s affection in favor of a jerk who mistreats him.

When Craig unknowingly breaks Scott’s heart, Craig opens his eyes—and his own heart—to the possibility of a future with Scott. He plans to use the time while Scott’s abroad to orchestrate a romantic surprise that will show Scott they belong together. But when he sees Scott with another man at the airport, Craig fears he’s too late.

Release date: 9th November 2016
Pre-order: Dreamspinner PressARe

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Guyliner by j. leigh bailey

j-leigh-bailey-guyliner-cover-sTitle: Guyliner

Author: J. Leigh Bailey

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Length: Novel (242pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-726-1

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (17th October 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Xiomara

Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Connor works his butt off to maintain the golden-boy persona he’s created. He has the grades, the extracurriculars, the athletics, and a part-time job at his dad’s shop… every detail specifically chosen to ensure the college scholarships he needs to get the hell out of the Podunk town where he lives. The last thing he needs is an unexpected attraction to Graham, an eyeliner-wearing soccer phenom from St. Louis, who makes him question his goals and his sexuality. Sure, he’s noticed good-looking boys before—that doesn’t have to mean anything, right?—but he’s got a girlfriend. There’s no room on the agenda for hooking up with Graham, but the heart doesn’t always follow the rules.

As he and Graham grow close, other aspects of Connor’s life fall apart. Family pressure, bad luck, and rumors threaten to derail his carefully laid plans. Suddenly the future he’s fighting for doesn’t seem quite as alluring, especially if he has to deny who he really is to achieve it.

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/guyliner-by-j-leigh-bailey-7638-b

Review: Connor Fitzpatrick is mostly known as the golden boy of his school. He’s the star pitcher on his baseball team, he has a beautiful girl, a perfect GPA, and is junior class president. However, with having a part-time job at his father’s mechanic shop, babysitting his younger siblings, and trying to be perfect he doesn’t need distractions, until one day when he sees Graham Parker, who’s wearing guyliner, from across the school gym.

Graham moved to St. Louis after a gay bashing that almost killed him. He decided that at his new school it’s going to be all about soccer until college. That doesn’t mean he is going to deny who he is or hide in the closet. But when he sees Connor Fitzpatrick all bets are off. A misunderstanding puts both of them working with each other and feelings start to grow. But after a trip to Chicago, discriminating pictures start surfacing online… will Connor be true to himself or will the pressure of being the golden boy be too much for him.

When I started reading this book I couldn’t stop. I cried when I read what happened to Graham in his old school and I cried with Connor when he started learning who he really is. The only problem I had with this whole book is that I sometimes felt that Connor’s coming out wasn’t really relatable. However, I had to tell myself that not everyone’s coming out story is the same.

I understood Connor’s want to get out of his small hometown and how claustrophobic it feels at times. At times you hate Connor and wish he’ll be more open but at other times understand why he was scared. I loved Graham from the beginning from his awesome t-shirts to him being opened and out about who is he. I loved that J. Leigh Bailey didn’t make everything with rainbow and butterflies.

With this story, you get the ugly with the beautiful and it compliments with other. 5 hearts and I can’t wait for what J. Leigh Bailey comes out with next.

Ethan by Ryan Loveless Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Ryan Loveless popping in today with her upcoming YA release Ethan, we have a brilliant guest post from Ryan and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Ethan

by

Ryan Loveless

Carter Stevenson is looking forward to a fresh start in a new high school on the other side of the country. It’ll give him a chance to escape his reputation for twitching and stuttering. He’ll have the summer to himself in his new home in California, and in the fall, he won’t get involved in any activity that puts his Tourette’s center stage. He won’t stand out as different.

But his new neighbor, Ethan, isn’t just going to change his plans. He’s going to change Carter’s life.

Ethan Hart is recovering from a traumatic brain injury, but it doesn’t dampen his enthusiasm or love for life. As soon as he sees Carter, who moves like the music Ethan sees between the clouds and the grass, he’s determined to become his friend, and then his boyfriend. And even if his parents say their romance can’t get physical, Ethan won’t let it stand in the way of falling in love.

Stepping into the spotlight was the last thing Carter ever wanted, but Ethan, along with a group of friends who like him just the way he is—tics and all—starts to change his mind. 

Adapted as a YA edition of the award-winning novel Ethan, Who Loved Carter by Ryan Loveless.

Release date: 20th October 2016

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Guyliner by j. leigh bailey Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have j. leigh bailey stopping by today with her upcoming release Guyliner, we have a fantastic guest post, a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Guyliner

by

j. leigh bailey

Seventeen-year-old Connor works his butt off to maintain the golden-boy persona he’s created. He has the grades, the extracurriculars, the athletics, and a part-time job at his dad’s shop… every detail specifically chosen to ensure the college scholarships he needs to get the hell out of the Podunk town where he lives. The last thing he needs is an unexpected attraction to Graham, an eyeliner-wearing soccer phenom from St. Louis, who makes him question his goals and his sexuality. Sure, he’s noticed good-looking boys before—that doesn’t have to mean anything, right?—but he’s got a girlfriend. There’s no room on the agenda for hooking up with Graham, but the heart doesn’t always follow the rules.

 As he and Graham grow close, other aspects of Connor’s life fall apart. Family pressure, bad luck, and rumors threaten to derail his carefully laid plans. Suddenly the future he’s fighting for doesn’t seem quite as alluring, especially if he has to deny who he really is to achieve it.

Release date: 17th October 2016

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What About Everything? by John Goode Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have John Goode stopping by today with his upcoming release What About Everything? we have a brilliant guest post and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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What About Everything?

(Tales of Foster High story 09)
by

John Goode

No matter how fast you run, the past has a way of catching up with you.

When an accident ruins Matt’s parents’ anniversary party, Tyler and Matt decide a vacation is in order, and they book a gay Disney cruise with Robbie and Sebastian. It’ll be the perfect place to relax and do some much-needed soul-searching. A couple of years have passed since they met, but Tyler and Matt are no closer to getting married. They must take a long, hard look at their relationship and decide if they’re happy with the way things are, or if they want more—and if they can find the courage to take the next step. A difficult choice is made even harder when two people they thought they’d left behind show up to complicate the issue and turn the whole cruise upside down.

Release date: 23rd September 2016

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Accidental Fall by Shae Connor Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Shae Connor stopping by today with her upcoming re-release Accidental Fall, we have a brilliant guest post and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Accidental Fall

by

Shae Connor

When it comes to relationships, college roommates Greg and Keith are polar opposites. A recovering addict, Greg avoids sex because it’s too closely tied in his mind with the alcohol and drugs he gave up. In contrast, Keith protects his heart by limiting sex to one-night stands and weekend flings.

As the two get to know each other better, they feel drawn together, and slowly they take tentative steps toward something real. Their attraction soon flares hot, but Greg’s fears overwhelm him, sending him running. It’s up to Keith to help Greg learn to trust in himself—and in the way they feel about each other.

Release date: 21st September 2016
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | B&N | ARe | Kobo

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Into You by Jay Northcote Release Blitz & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Jay Northcote popping in today with her new release Into You, we have a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Into You

by

Jay Northcote

What do you do when the body you wake up in isn’t yours?

Olly and Scott promised to be best friends forever. They grew up on the same street, went to the same school, and did everything together. But one hot summer night, teenage experimentation caused hurt feelings and confusion, and their friendship was destroyed.

Four years later they’re both eighteen years old and in their final term at school. Scott is a football star and Olly’s preparing for a main role in the school play. After a heated argument in the street—witnessed by their mysterious, elderly neighbour—they wake up the next morning stuck in each other’s bodies.

With no idea how to get back to normal, they have to co-operate in order to hide their secret. Spending time together rekindles their friendship, yet feelings run deeper for both of them. With the end of school fast approaching, the clock is ticking. Unless they discover how to change back, they could be stuck in the wrong bodies forever.

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Back Off! That’s My Jock by Wade Kelly, Blog Tour, Character Interview & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Wade Kelly popping in today with her newest release Back Off! That’s My Jock, Wade has a fantastic character interview with Doug & Sam and Wade is holding a awesome giveaway! So check out the post and leave a comment (with a way to be contacted) to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Back Off! That’s My Jock

(JOCK 03)
by

Wade Kelly

Defining his sexuality didn’t make sense until his best friend spelled it out.

Doug Archer did some pretty idiotic things in the first eight weeks of his junior year of college. First, he kissed his gay best friend, and second, he kissed a guy he’d mistaken for a girl. Not stellar moments for Doug. If he isn’t careful, he’ll lose his spot on the soccer team to the new freshman, or worse, he might misconstrue his new friend Rob’s overly affectionate tendencies for flirting. But if Doug isn’t bothered by another guy’s attention, and he normally dates girls, does that mean he’s gay or bisexual?

Sam Garber suppressed his same-sex attraction his entire life. His father told him it was immoral, and Sam did everything he could to bury his feelings. However, after meeting Doug at a party and kissing him, Sam can’t think of anything else. He decides dating girls is the best way to keep his secret hidden. With playoffs in sight, this is no time to think about guys in any other context than soccer. Only, neither boy anticipates the difficulty in suppressing his attraction for another jock!

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Looking for Group by Alexis Hall Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Alexis Hall stopping by today with his new release Looking for Group, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Looking For Group

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Alexis Hall

So, yeah, I play Heroes of Legend, y’know, the MMO. I’m not like obsessed or addicted or anything. It’s just a game. Anyway, there was this girl in my guild who I really liked because she was funny and nerdy and a great healer. Of course, my mates thought it was hilarious I was into someone I’d met online. And they thought it was even more hilarious when she turned out to be a boy IRL. But the joke’s on them because I still really like him.

And now that we’re together, it’s going pretty well. Except sometimes I think Kit—that’s his name, sorry I didn’t mention that—spends way too much time in HoL.  I know he has friends in the guild, but he has me now, and my friends, and everyone knows people you meet online aren’t real. I mean. Not Kit. Kit’s real. Obviously.

Oh, I’m Drew, by the way. This is sort of my story. About how I messed up some stuff and figured out some stuff. And fell in love and stuff.

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Shane Thorpe Knew Jesus and Rode Bulls by George Seaton Excerpt!

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Hiya guys, we have George Seaton popping in with his upcoming release Shane Thorpe Knew Jesus and Rode Bulls (that title is amazing!), George also brings along an excerpt so we can have a sneak peek, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Shane Thorpe Knew Jesus and Rode Bulls

(States of Love 03: Texas)
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George Seaton

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 on 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, 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.

Release date: 7th September 2016
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press

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