Would-be journalist Reg Applewhite is a slight, geeky guy who knows from high school experience that he’s the perfect size to be shoved into a locker. He writes for his sister’s fashion and gossip blogs and is very understandably reluctant when assigned to cover a local bodybuilding competition for material. Jack Ponte is a physical god, with a perfect body, poise, and intense eyes. But it’s his grace that captures Reg’s attention, and when Reg asks for an interview, Jack agrees. After all, he’s looking for a life after bodybuilding, and Reg’s blogs offer a chance at something less fleeting. … Continued
All three Heart Home Family stories in one print volume. A Heart Back Home: Clay Kartwell reluctantly returns home to help his father, and in the process rediscovers the family he left behind and an old love who could just deliver him the family he’s always wanted. Heart and Home: Alan Wright goes to his friend Clay’s farm to recuperate from an attack and discovers in Haley, his therapist, that there can be life after pain. Haley learns that maybe it’s the family you make, rather than the one you’re born into, that really matters. Home and Family: A growing … Continued
Sequel to Bad to Be Good Bad to Be Good: Book Two When a former mobster’s past catches up with him, will it end the quiet life he’s been struggling with, or transform it into something he couldn’t have imagined? Sometimes Gerome Meadows longs for the excitement of the life he left behind for Witness Protection. But when he stands up to a bully in a bar to protect a homeless man, his past comes very close to home—and it’s no longer what he wants. Tucker Wells has been living in a tent, surviving with the aid of his friend … Continued
Mark has worked on Clay and Dell’s farm for a year, and he’s now in charge of the care and feeding of their growing herd of goats. He’s worked hard to provide for himself and build a life of his own. But with the operation continuing to expand, additional help is needed. Isaac lives in a self-sustaining, simple-life community a few miles up the road. He’s spent his life working and wondering what the outside world might be like. When his father requires him to earn outside money, he asks for a job at Clay and Dell’s farm. What neither … Continued
Carter Schunk is a dedicated police officer with a difficult past and a big heart. When he’s called to a domestic disturbance, he finds a fatally injured woman, and a child, Alex, who is in desperate need of care. Child Services is called, and the last man on earth Carter wants to see walks through the door. Carter had a fling with Donald a year ago and found him as cold as ice since it ended.
Donald (Ice) Ickle has had a hard life he shares with no one, and he’s closed his heart to all. It’s partly to keep himself from getting hurt and partly the way he deals with a job he’s good at, because he does what needs to be done without getting emotionally involved. When he meets Carter again, he maintains his usual distance, but Carter gets under his skin, and against his better judgment, Donald lets Carter guilt him into taking Alex when there isn’t other foster care available. Carter even offers to help care for the boy.
Donald has a past he doesn’t want to discuss with anyone, least of all Carter, who has his own past he’d just as soon keep to himself. But it’s Alex’s secrets that could either pull them together or rip them apart—secrets the boy isn’t able to tell them and yet could be the key to happiness for all of them.
Opposites attract on an overseas holiday, but trouble has hitched a ride. While Bronco’s nightclub is closed for renovations, the owners invite the staff on a trip to Italy. Bartender Hank needs a roommate, and he’s had his eye on waiter Grant for a while, even if he’s had to keep his distance. But sharing such close proximity means sparks are sure to fly…. Grant has a problem saying no, and it’s led him into some less-than-healthy relationships. While he’s determined not to repeat his mistakes, it’s clear Hank is different. They’re both willing to take it slow and explore … Continued
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.
The lunch rush at Darryl Hansen’s restaurant, Café Belgie, is getting to be too much for one man to handle, and Billy Weaver is a young man in search of a job—any job—to support his family. Billy gains Darryl’s respect with his earnest nature and willingness to work hard, but Billy’s admiring looks resurrect pain and shame from Darryl’s past.
My Latest Blog Posts
Home and Family
I thought I’d give you all a preview of Home and Family. It released last Tuesday. I spent part of my teenage years in the country. I worked with plenty of animals, hauled hay and shoveled enough poo to last a lifetime. Still it was a happy time. We didn’t have a lot, but there was space and a chance to explore part of the world. I remember it fondly. Excerpt: Mark has worked on Clay and Dell’s farm for a year, and he’s now in charge of the care and feeding of their growing herd of goats. He’s … Continued
Half A Cowboy – A Glimpse Behind the Story
Half a cowboy features a character who uses a cane largely for balance. Its because of an injury he sustained years earlier. He came to me because of two friends of mine who use canes to get around. They are dear friends and amazing people. And when they shared some of their stories with me about how difficult it can be to navigate the world with a cane, it made me angry. Very angry. A lot of the things we take for granted become harder if you need a cane. For example you only have one hand free. Or when … Continued
A Holiday Sale
In celebration of the holidays, both Hard Road Back and A Heart Back Home are on sale for 99 cents each. Be sure to take advantage of this limited tile sale. Enjoy the holidays with something special to read. Hard Road Back: Hard Road Back – Kindle edition by Grey, Andrew. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. A Heart Back Home: A Heart Back Home (Heart, Home, Family Book 1) – Kindle edition by Grey, Andrew. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. … Continued
The Story Behind the Story – Paint By Number
Paint by Number releases September 8 and I thought I would share with you the story behind this book. I was visiting with Karen Rose and somehow we got on the subject of Alaska and I started talking. My mother’s sister taught elementary school is Anchorage for over 20 years and lived there for over 40. In that tine I got to visit her and it was something special. The first time I was twelve years old and spent a month with her. It was a real eye opening trip for me. My first real chance to be away from … Continued