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EasternCowboyFS

Eastern Cowboy

Brighton McKenzie inherited one of the last pieces of farmland in suburban Baltimore. It has been in his family since Maryland was a colony, though it has lain fallow for years. Selling it for development would be easy, but Brighton wants to honor his grandfather’s wishes and work it again. Unfortunately, an accident left him relying on a cane, so he’ll need help. Tanner Houghton used to work on a ranch in Montana until a vengeful ex got him fired because of his sexuality. He comes to Maryland at the invitation of his cousin and is thrilled to have a chance to get back to the kind of work he loves.

Brighton is instantly drawn to the intensely handsome and huge Tanner—he’s everything Brighton likes in a man, though he holds back because Tanner is an employee, and because he can’t understand why a man as virile as Tanner would be interested in him. But that isn’t the worst of their problems. They have to face the machinations of Brighton’s aunt, Tanner’s ex suddenly wanting him back, and the need to find a way to make the farm financially viable before they lose it.

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AtTheLakeFS

At The Lake – YA

Shane Martinelli and William Houghton come from very different backgrounds. They meet at a high-end summer camp in the Adirondaks, where Shane works as a lifeguard to earn some money and begin saving for college. William is one of the guests, and he doesn’t want to be there. As far as William knows, his father only dumped him at the camp so he could spend time with his latest mistress. When Shane figures out William can’t swim, he offers to teach him. William enthusiastically responds, but when an unexpected storm blows in, William is caught in the water and Shane comes to his rescue. They barely reach shore before lightning strikes the dock—close enough to damage Shane’s hearing.

The following summer both boys return to the camp. Shane doesn’t let his use of hearing aids stand in his way. William is now a counselor-in-training. The attraction between them is undeniable, but how can they possibly make it work? Once camp is over, a week at William’s family home in the Hamptons will determine if the love that bloomed at the lake can survive in the real world.

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BackwardFS

Backward

Sequel to Upside Down
Bronco’s Boys: Book Three

Club owner Harry Klinger has had his eye on Tristan Martin for months, but never had the nerve to approach him. He’s watched as Tristan dated Eddie and then reluctantly sat on the sidelines during the emotional breakup when Tristan discovered Eddie was dealing drugs. Now that Tristan seems to be healing, Harry hopes to get his chance.

When Eddie sends his men into Harry’s club to harass Tristan, Harry steps in to help. Tristan is reluctant at first since he admittedly has terrible taste in men, but Harry seems genuine, and Tristan can’t help but think Harry’s sexy as well and begins to hope for happiness for both of them.

Unfortunately, Eddie isn’t behaving rationally, sampling too much of his own product. With his determination to take Tristan back, it’ll take more than Harry’s help to keep Tristan safe as Eddie ratchets up his attempts to get what he wants.

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LoveMeansEnduranceFS

Love Means… Endurance

Together for over ten years, Geoff and Eli built a fulfilling life. Their love and support helped raise their adopted son. Their hard work and dedication grew their farm from raising cattle and boarding horses to expanding into therapy riding sessions. Surrounded by a loving circle of friends, Geoff and Eli couldn’t ask for more. Until driven Eli loses his energy, and the doctor gives them the dire diagnosis of cancer.

Caught up in never-ending doctor’s appointments, surgeries, and treatments, their world turns upside down. With so many people dependant on them, they must pull together to put on a brave face, continue living as best they can, and care for their family. Geoff fears Eli, the love of his life, while a fighter, may not endure this battle, but neither is willing to consider succumbing as an option.

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Love Means... No Shame

Love Means… No Shame

Geoff is in the city, living the gay life to the hilt, when his father’s death convinces him to return to the family farm. Discovering a young Amish man asleep in his barn, Geoff learns that Eli is spending a year away from the community before accepting baptism into the church.

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The Fight for Identity

The Fight for Identity

Will Martin’s racist father, Kevin, hates Native Americans and wants to keep them off his property, never mind that part of the ranch land is sacred ground for the Sioux. When they request access for prayer, Kevin refuses—but Will doesn’t share his father’s views. Ever since he first saw Takoda Red Bird during one of the Sioux sacred ceremonies, Will has been fascinated.

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A Chaotic Range

Most of the time ranchhand David rescues stray cattle, but this time he and his fellow cowboys Wally and Haven save a stranded motorist. David is surprised to find his former high school classmate nearly frozen in his car. After learning that Brian Applewright’s boss fired him from his ranch for being gay, they invite him back to theirs to take a job.

David and Brian moved in different social circles at school, but working together brings them closer. However, David has a rocky history on the ranch. The foreman is his ex, and he only recently returned after a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to find greener pastures. He can’t risk his heart getting close to anyone.

But on a ranch, nature has a way of forcing an issue. When a snowstorm threatens, David and Brian head out to mend a fence and round up some stray cattle. David gets injured, and they must survive in the snow, cold, and wind. It might be the start of a relationship… or the end of their lives.

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Heat Under Fire

Heat Under Fire

Justin Briggs can shout out directions all day on his job as a traffic cop, but put him in front of a hot guy, specifically firefighter Rock Sparks, and he clams up.

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My Latest Blog Posts

Eastern Cowboy – the Story Behind the Story

My mother and father live outside Baltimore Maryland in a condominium complex.  If you read Eastern Cowboy, then you already know something about it because its their light blue condos that surround one portion of the farm in the story.  All around their area are houses, condos, strip centers and a single farm.    This farm is really old and looks rather forlorn sitting off by itself in the largely urbanized landscape.  The are is called Shipley’s Grant.  I must confess that I know very little about the property, but every time I drove by it, I couldn’t help thinking there was … Continued

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Eating Sushi

  Okay, yesterday I went to dinner with a large group of friends at the sushi restaurant at the Gaylord Resort in Orlando.  I have to tell you that I am not a fish person in any way and this menu was very limited.  So last night I actually had my first taste of sushi. I have to say that it was okay.  I doubt I’m ever going to become a lover of sushi, but I have to say that it was pretty good.  I only had shrimp based sushi, but it was quite good. Dominic has always said that I’m a … Continued

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Marty on Being the Cover Model for Backward

Marty is the cover model for Backward and I asked him to write a few thoughts on being a cover model.  He is a great guy and takes one heck of a photograph!!!! Last summer I was contacted by my good friend Jesse Jackman. He mentioned that he had recommended me for a book cover and that he and Dirk had done ones as well. He showed me theirs and I was floored! Such great imagery and the photographer really captured them well. Being a fan of both of them as well as close friends I was touched by their … Continued

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Backward – The Cover

Marty Pfeifer is the model who posed for the cover of Backward.  Once I had finished the manuscript, I asked Jesse and Dirk if they knew of someone who would be interested in posing for the cover of Backward.  I asked for a larger man who was older.  I didn’t want a young kid.  They told me about Marty and sent me a few pictures.  As you can see by the finished work, he’s a handsome man and was perfect to portray Harry on the cover of Backward.  Joey Flyfoto agreed to shoot the images as he did for Jesse … Continued

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