‘The Cowboy Takeover’ by Alysha Ellis
Some things are worth more than money.
Maddie is on her way to Harwood Downs Cattle Station to evict cowboy Kyson Brown from the land he loves. The property’s absentee owner has leased it to an open-cut mining company.
Kyson refuses to give in without a fight, and he enlists surveyor Connor Benton to help save Harwood Downs from environmental destruction.
When Maddie is stranded for a few days, Kyson and Connor show her a world of new experiences, both in bed and on the lush soil of Harwood Downs.
Maddie’s duty to her employer is clear, but how can she give up the best sexual experience of her life?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of M/F/M intimacy and multiple partners.
‘Tied and Taken’ by BA Tortuga
Ainsley Preacher’s gotten used to being more than Daddy’s little girl and once she gets back to the Texas rodeo circuit, her ex, Kase, intends to find out exactly what that means.
When Ainsley broke up with him a while back, bronc rider Kase just figured it was because he was too wild for that straight-laced girl. Rodeo royalty, Ainsley rarely let her hair down with the other riders, and she let way more than her hair loose with Kase. She ran far enough that Kase couldn’t catch her, but when she returns to the Texas circuit for a few events, Kase notices something new about his ex, and he has to know more.
Ainsley left because she thought Kase had done her wrong, but she’s never gotten over her feelings for him, or what he could do to her body. In fact, she got a tattoo to remember him by, one that she can’t take a chance on anyone in Texas knowing about. So when Kase tells her he wants a peek at her tattoo, and a chance to get back into her life, Ainsley has to hold firm. She doesn’t have the time to end up tied and taken again, right?
‘Three to Feud’ by Nan Comargue
An old family feud cost Grace the love of two cowboys. Now that she’s back in town, she’s all business…but Josh and Drake are all about pleasure.
Adopted as a baby, Grace figured her biological family must have been pretty messed up but they couldn’t possibly have compared to the Alberta family she ended up with. For one thing, none of the family speaks to each other, despite living next door for generations. Once, Grace and her adopted cousins had hopes of ending the feud, but when she returns home, she finds the two men as distant from each other as the original brothers who started the feud all those years ago.
Grace was sexually involved with both good-natured Josh and dark, quiet Drake Walker years ago, before she left to go to university, but she’s only visiting now to arrange for an appraisal of her portion of the property. Her boyfriend Adam is offering more of a commitment than either of the two of them seemed willing to when she was younger, with each Walker rejecting her for his own reason.
When Josh shows up at her doorstep with beer and pizza on the first night, it’s as if the intervening years hadn’t existed. Grace soon realizes that the feud that meant so much to him when they were all younger no longer matters all that much. His visit leaves her with new hope.
Later it’s Drake’s turn to visit. Though he once thought the twelve-year age gap between them was too large to overcome, time has thankfully solved most of that problem, with Grace and Drake meeting on equal footing now—unless you count being taken from behind on the kitchen table.
At the end of her visit, Grace faces a choice between the two men, a choice that will no doubt rekindle the old feud. But is there a way for the three of them together to come up with a solution?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes involving threesomes and double penetration.
‘Between Us’ by Wendi Zwaduk
Sometimes coming home is the best way to heal a broken heart—especially with two ranch hands involved.
Channon Kennedy planned to come home, but she never expected to find herself in the arms of the two men she’s fantasized over since high school. Back then, Shaun and Brian didn’t seem interested. Now, she’s older, wiser and has nothing to lose. If the men of her dreams want her, who is she to resist?
Shaun Maple and Brian Powell have done everything together—work at the farm, live together and love the same woman. They’ve wanted Channon since they first laid eyes on her, but circumstances beyond their control kept the threesome apart. Times have changed and so have Shaun and Brian. They’re not taking no for an answer—they want her between them for good. Can the ranch hands convince her she’s the only woman for them or will the relationship implode before it gets a chance to grow?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of M/F/M intimacy, ménage and anal sex.
‘Healing her Cowboy’ by Molly Ann Wishlade
Home is where the healing is.
Summer Quinn has been away from the Moonglow Dude Ranch a long time. Now she’s coming home. But is she ready for what awaits her?
Summer’s been hurt, her confidence wounded, her trust destroyed, and she has sworn never to fall for a man again. Trouble is, she’s still in love with the one man she thought would never want her.
Barrett Thorne had to quit the rodeo circuit because of injury. One more fall could be fatal. He’s certain he’s no longer desirable, especially since his wife left him for another cowboy. All he wants is manual labor to wear him out and a place to lay his head.
But beneath the Pocono moon, can Summer begin to heal her cowboy?
‘Cadence Falls’ by Beth D. Carter
On the hunt for a criminal, Everett will find the love he walked away from.
Amanda, Cooper and Everett were the best of friends, and after an intimate encounter at Cadence Falls, Amanda believed they’d be together forever. But when Everett leaves without a word, her heart breaks and she pulls away from Cooper too.
Years later, a dangerous felon has escaped from prison. When he disappears into the vast Montana mountains, the US Marshalls come to town and they bring along a Shadow Wolf tracker—Everett. For Everett, it’s the one place he really doesn’t wish to return to, since he knows the long-lost love of his life, Amanda, still lives there with his once best friend, Cooper.
For Cooper, Everett’s appearance brings up remembered love and pain, creating more discord between the three of them. When they’re forced to work together to help capture the criminal, will they be able to get over past hurts and reconcile, or will they forget about their time at Cadence Falls forever?
General Release Date: 24th May 2016
Excerpt from ‘The Cowboy Takeover’
Sweat trickled down Maddie’s neck, gathered in the hollow at the base of her throat then poured into the valley between her breasts. She’d already dialed the air conditioner down to its lowest setting, fan running at full speed. For a fleeting moment, she thought about opening the window to let in a blast of fresh air, but outside, where the sun beat down on the dry grass plains, the temperature was close to forty degrees.
According to the GPS, there were twenty minutes left in a journey that should never have been necessary. If Kyson Brown, manager of Harwood Downs, had returned her phone calls, answered his email or acknowledged any of the numerous attempts the legal firm she worked for had made to contact him, she wouldn’t be driving in this outrageous heat.
A small part of her winced at the thought of this beautiful scenery stripped and scarred by the ugliness of open-cut coal mining, but progress was progress, and profit the bottom line.
An orange warning light flashed ominously on the dashboard, and her lips tightened. She’d told her boss she needed the bigger, newer company car, but John O’Kane had shrugged and said, “Someone else has it booked.”
It hadn’t mattered that the other lawyer was using the car to drive from one part of the city to another, and Maddie had been making a five-hundred-kilometer trip. Maddie was the most junior member of the practice, and the job she’d been given was little more than a courier’s run. The badly maintained vehicle she’d been allocated matched her humble task. She had to deliver a set of documents into Kyson Brown’s hands, then head back to the blessed cool of the city.
Assuming, of course, that Kyson Brown was still working and living on Harwood Downs. The company that owned the cattle station, having acquired it in a takeover and appointed Brown as a manager, had taken no further interest in it. Maddie’s well-regulated legal mind had been horrified to discover there had been no audits, no perusal of expenses, not even the most basic of inspections to make sure the property and its buildings were properly maintained.
Excerpt from ‘Tied and Taken’
Kase Jakoby did like roughing it.
Okay, so roughing it wasn’t really rough at the KOA, where he had showers and electrical hookups and a pizza and beer with the guys. Still, he liked it better than some of the swanky host hotels at the big events. Kase wasn’t a Vegas man, though he was happy enough to place at the NFR and make money.
His cowboy heart was in the down and dirty little events around the Fourth of July, what cowboy folks called Christmas. He loved the sweat, the sun pounding down on him and the cold shock of beer on his throat after he made a good ride and had the money to buy a round.
’Course, now it was pretty late and he must have been the only roughstock rider not driving out first thing in the morning, because his buddies had all abandoned him and his well-stocked cooler.
Maybe he ought to go take advantage of that shower. With his luck, the next stopover would have a pit toilet. Even worse, the next campground would have a swimming pool near the bathroom and thirty thousand screaming kids wiping out in the communal showers. Right now he could handle some cool water, a little quiet time and enough light to check the shower stall for snakes.
He headed back to his truck from the common area, wheeling his cooler behind him, to grab some shorts and a towel. His eyebrow went up when he saw the little red pickup truck with PRCHD8R vanity plates parked next to his big old duallie as if they were fixin’ to have a snuggle, and Kase dropped his cooler handle like he’d been poleaxed.
Ainsley Preacher. The one that got away. That damn girl had had him thinking about things like rings and ranch houses and fences, for fuck’s sake.
He’d be God damned.
Kase wandered over to Ainsley’s area, noticing the bright purple horse trailer hitched to the pickup. Yeah, Ainsley never traveled without her bitch mare Lilith. Lord, that nag was vicious, but there’d never been a barrel horse who knew her rider as well. Together they’d won, what? Damn near half a million dollars.
Excerpt from ‘Three to Feud’
“Get a move on, Grace. The clock’s ticking.”
Her boyfriend Adam spoke from the doorway. Though they’d worked at the same oil company for over a year, he rarely set foot in her office, clearly considering it a lesser executive’s domain. Unlike his office, hers had only a limited view of downtown Calgary and none at all of the famed Saddledome.
With two years’ experience over her, Adam was on the verge of a senior executive position while she was still assigned mostly routine accounts. It had been a banner day last week when she’d actually got to go to an offsite meeting, carrying a senior partner’s files for her.
Oh, well. It was the way of the world. She was paying her dues.
“I’m ready,” she said, lifting out the overnight bag she’d tucked under her desk. The small bag had felt light as air this morning but now it might as well have been filled with accounting tomes.
She’d already shut down her computer and cleared away the files she’d been working on. She liked to leave an empty desk each night, though perhaps that wasn’t such a good practice, since other people sometimes commented on her apparent lack of work.
At a big oil and gas concern like theirs, you didn’t only need to put in the long hours, you had to be seen to be putting in the long hours.
“You look tired,” Adam told her when she drew near. He dropped an absent kiss on her forehead. “Long day?”
“Yes,” said Grace. “I guess.”
He lifted his eyebrows. “You guess? You’re not sure?”
She tried to explain. “I am tired, yes, but I’m mostly worried.”
“About the trip?”
What else did he think I meant?
“Yes,” she said again, “and about my cousins.”
“Oh, right, the wealthy Walkers.” Adam’s tone put a heavy underline beneath the last three words, as if he was quoting a title. The Wealthy Walkers. A prime time drama, perhaps, or a comedy-horror.
Adam put an arm around her shoulders and steered them both out of the doorway. He started pushing her, ever so subtly, down the hall toward the elevators. Time hadn’t stopped ticking.
Excerpt from ‘Between Us’
“Where are a couple of farm boys when I need them?” Channon Kennedy brushed her horse, Peaches, and rested her head on the side of the large animal’s neck. She liked being around the horses. She could talk to them and not have to worry about someone arguing with her. She’d done enough arguing in the last year for a lifetime.
“I don’t know how I’m going to manage,” she said. She stopped brushing the horse and looked Peaches in the eye. “I’m one person with three horses and a hundred acres. That’s a lot for one person to keep things going.”
The horse snorted, then shook her head.
“I get it. We’ll figure it out.” She sighed and surveyed the stall. According to her father’s notes, there were two farm hands living on the property. She hadn’t seen anyone, but the state of the stall said otherwise. Someone had cleaned it out recently. She’d need to shovel out the muck and add fresh straw, but it could’ve been worse.
Not knowing who lived on the farm was her own fault. She’d been at the house for three days, but had only ventured out during the last hour. Between the guilt over not being home when her father died and mourning the loss of him, she hadn’t wanted to be out in public. She grieved for the end of her relationship with her former boyfriend, Jack, too. The bastard had cheated on her and dumped her for a younger woman. She shouldn’t have been so upset. Getting rid of him should’ve been a relief, but it wasn’t. Seven years was a long time to be with someone, only to be shafted.
Channon climbed the side of the stall and sat on the wooden planks. She leaned against the divider bars between the stables. “I miss the boys the most.” She gripped the shelf along the wall. “I could use their help, yeah, but I miss their friendship. Brian and Shaun were here when no one else cared.”
Peaches shifted around and bumped her head against Channon’s side. Channon hugged the horse. “I miss them. I shouldn’t because we’re horrible when we’re together. I still remember all the times we got into trouble, but it was fun.”
Excerpt from ‘Healing her Cowboy’
“Well, would you look at that! Jack’s back from town and accompanied by a person of interest, if I’m not mistaken.”
Barrett Thorne followed the direction of Clayton Quinn’s pointing finger. He squinted against the late spring sunshine to better make out the approaching vehicle. It was Jack Quinn’s battered red pickup truck all right. He couldn’t make out who was inside, but gathered from his best friend’s reaction that it must be someone significant. Perhaps it was a new guest, some minor celebrity or other come to spend an exciting two weeks at the Moonglow Dude Ranch, or maybe it was Clayton’s latest planned conquest come to visit the ranch for a date. Barrett shrugged. He had neither time nor patience to indulge Clayton if it was the latter, so he turned to walk away but was stopped by a strong hand on his shoulder.
“Hey, Barrett. Don’t you want to say hello to the new arrival?”
Barrett froze and took a deep breath. He really had no interest at all in who was coming to the ranch, especially if it was a member of the fairer sex. Especially if it was another of Clayton’s disastrous attempts to try to set Barrett up. He’d told his friend countless times that he wanted nothing to do with women, not now or ever, after what Cara had done to him. Trouble was, it seemed that just as Barrett had no intention of getting into anything again, Clayton had no intention of paying any heed to his protests. He sighed, releasing the air he’d slowly sucked in. “No, Clayton, I don’t want to say hello. I’ve work to do.”
“Not even to my little sister?” Clayton asked. “It’s been a while since you last saw her. Hell, it’s been a while since I last saw her!” Clayton gave a chuckle, then flung a heavy arm around Barrett’s shoulder and led him toward the ranch’s reception cabin.
Clayton was, and always had been, a good friend to Barrett, but sometimes he didn’t realize how heavy-handed he could be. Had Barrett not been so big himself, he was sure he’d have struggled to accept Clayton’s clumsy, tactile ways. He’d wondered at times how Clayton was so successful with women, but then he guessed some women liked their men to act like large, wild bears.
Excerpt from ‘Cadence Falls’
The town hall was filled to capacity and then some. Amanda waved the leaflet she’d been handed earlier in her face, trying to generate some air flow. The building hadn’t been designed for people to be packed in like sardines. Then again, no one had expected to be faced with the threat of an escaped convict in their midst either. Now, here was the entire population of Pine Bluff, Montana, waiting for the federal law enforcement officer to come out and give them details about what the hell they were going to do.
As she waited, melting little by little, she looked around and her gaze met and locked with Cooper Haith, her once best friend. One of the men she’d thought she’d spend her life with and now the one man she could never be with. Her heart stuttered with remembered love. Remembered pain. She really was masochistic to continue living in the same town with him and not have him.
Did he remember how good it used to be between them? Because she did. His touch, his kiss. Their clumsy fumbling in the tall grass, after riding all afternoon. The bubbling water of Cadence Falls providing the soundtrack to their lovemaking. Of course, back then, they’d also had Everett with them, and it had been absolutely perfect. She’d had their future mapped out, filled with love and laughter, as they worked their own ranch.
But that was a long time ago.
Amanda tore her gaze away from Cooper, acutely aware of him now, and where he stood. Her body flushed with longing and an overwhelming need rushed through her. It was an ache that never went away. Even after all these years, she still wanted him.
Luckily, she was saved from continuing down memory lane with the appearance of the town sheriff at the front of the room. Coyote Leigh McCoy was a tall man, more portly than slim, although she’d seen him move pretty fast once when a horse went on a bucking rampage at the annual Strawberry Festival. Sheriff McCoy had managed to capture the reins and soothe the beast before it trampled the gawking spectators.
Wendi Zwaduk is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to BDSM and LGBTQ themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com and the former AllRomance Ebooks. She also writes under the name of Megan Slayer.
When she’s not writing, she spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice.
You can find out more about Wendi on her website or on her blog. You can also find her on Instagram, Bookbub and Amazon.
Nan Comargue is a romance and erotic romance writer who has been reading romance novels all her life. She prefers sexy confident heroes who win over slightly introverted heroines (read: nerdish types) but she writes about everything from angel-warriors to cowboy ménage.
Nan blogs about her writing journey and other interesting topics (zombies!) here but lately she tweets more than she blogs (and sometimes more than she writes).
Nan is Canadian, eh?
Molly Ann Wishlade
Molly Ann Wishlade has always been an avid reader and writer of stories. Her lifetime of reading has taken her from the magical worlds of The Faraway Tree and The Borrowers, to the Greek myths and legends, to Sweet Valley High and Judy Blume's Forever, to Asimov's science fiction, Jane Eyre's torment and Stephen King's masterpieces. More recently she has wandered through the vivid historicals of Philippa Gregory; the bubbly, gritty delights of Adele Parks and the fast paced thrillers of James Patterson. She loves getting lost in a novel and often regrets finishing one as the characters are usually missed like old friends. She regularly indulges her insatiable hunger for romance and passion in the delicious worlds created by romantic novelists and is working on several of her own!
What precious spare time she has is spent with her family (one gorgeous husband and two bright and beautiful children), taking long walks around the beautiful Welsh countryside (although she's still waiting for the rescue greyhound she wants to accompany her), cooking her own secret recipe curries, drinking Earl Grey (in copious amounts) and discovering delicious wines. Oh, and she also loves to ski and can't wait to go again! And buying shoes!
She wants to take readers on the rollercoaster that is life through the creation of her own characters, relationships and worlds.
She appreciates feedback, recipes and wine recommendations.
Beth D. Carter
I like writing about the very ordinary girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, so my heroines will probably never be lawyers, doctors or corporate high rollers. I try to write characters who aren't cookie cutters and push myself to write complicated situations that I have no idea how to resolve, forcing me to think outside the box. I love writing characters who are real, complex and full of flaws, heroes and heroines who find redemption through love.
I’ve been pretty fortunate in life to experience some amazing things. I’ve lived in France, traveled throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand. I am a mom to an amazing little boy. I’m surrounded by friends and family. And although I love holding a book in my hand, I absolutely adore my ereader, which I’ve named Ruby. I love to hear from readers so I’ve made it really easy to find me on the web.
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 buddies, 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 friends, 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 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.
You can check out BA's website and blog, and follow her on Pinterest and Instagram.
Alysha Ellis lives in Australia and when she isn't busy drinking champagne, eating chocolate and letting her inner tart run free, she writes erotic comedy. Her favourite quote comes from Mae West… A hard man is good to find. Who could argue with that? Alysha tries very hard to be bad, because bad girls have all the fun.