Stories



Peakview Porch

Grant Sulivan has been alone since his lover died in a car accident. He’s moved into the mountains outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado. When he decides his new cabin needs a porch, he spends time interviewing the local handymen to find the best one for his project. He knows he’d found the right guy to build his porch when he meets Dane Middlefield. As Dane settle into the project, Grant feels a growing desire to get to know him more. When an accident happens, Grant is forced to take action to help Dane, and the flames that have smoldered between them blaze into pure passions neither of them expected.

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An Enchanting Lift off

The sky’s the limit….

It’s wealthy advertising executive Rusty Donovan’s first time at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. When he scores a ride on a hot-air balloon in rainbow colors, he’s as captivated with the balloon’s pilot, Chad Holmes, as he is with the breathtaking experience. Rusty learns Chad’s business is struggling to the point where he might have to close it down. Fortunately, Rusty has some ideas about promoting Chad’s Santa Fe based tour company, and he also has some ideas about what he’d like to do with Chad. As they work together and get to know one another, the future—both for the business and for them as a couple—looks as bright as the brilliant New Mexico sky.

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Dusty Boots

In a rodeo or on the ranch, some men only feel at home when they’re with their horses. Those men need a love as unique as they are.

Six Colorado authors have come together with stories of love, hope and caring on the range. For some, the most dangerous thing in a rodeo are those eight seconds spent on the back of a bull. For these men, the biggest gamble of all is falling in love.



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Galloping Hearts

Lisa Alexander has been dreaming of having her own horse ever since she was a child. Now she finally has her and Goldenrod is almost everything Lisa has ever wanted in a horse. Lisa wants to take her out on trails and explore the Colorado mountains with her, but Goldenrod is terrified of birds. At her wits end Lisa decides to hire a trainer to help her horse. She's frustrated, bruised, and in desperate need of a miracle. Miranda Wells, a one time barrel racing queen, has long since retired from the rodeo. But never from horses. She now trains them and has her own quarter horse ranch. She's seen Goldenrod's type before, and has the perfect solution for overcoming Goldenrod's fears. It won't be an easy path for any of them, but with patience and persistence Miranda is certain she can make Goldenrod the trail riding companion Lisa has always wanted. And with a little luck Miranda hopes to be on those trails with Lisa too.

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A Bouquet for Adam

Adam Stephens’s simple life working in Denver as a computer programmer is turned upside down when his mother suddenly dies. His crazy relatives in Virginia want him to move in with them because they believe his autism makes it impossible for him to care for himself. But life improves, at least for a time. One day while wandering through the botanical gardens, he runs into struggling wildlife photographer Trent Osborn.

As a hesitant love blossoms between the two, Adam’s aunt and uncle push for him to live with them. Adam again refuses. The struggles between his desires and what everyone else wants collide. Adam disappears, and Trent is unsure if he’s run off to escape life’s pressures made worse by his autism, or if something far more sinister has happened. Trent embarks on a cross-country journey in search of Adam. What he discovers changes the course of his and Adam’s lives and the lives of everyone connected to them.

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Cousins Going Home

Betty Johnson is lonely. It’s been thirteen years since her family has all been together for Christmas. She devises a plan to get them all home. Little does she expect the fireworks that ensue when the four oldest grandkids get together under the same roof.

Scott – the New York drag queen. He ran away from home over twelve years ago after his mother kicked him and his father out.

Catherine – Scott’s spoiled sister, who is married to Lizzie’s ex-husband and spends her days drinking vodka-laced lemonade.

Mike – who has been through culinary school and is in a three-way relationship with two other men.

Lizzie – who moved to New York five years ago after her divorce from Jerry. She’s now married to Sara.

Add in Scott and Catherine’s homophobic mother and grandmother and it’s sure to be a Christmas no one is apt to forget.

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Just a Sketch

Leo Caldwell’s life can be summed up in two words: ho hum. His job at a tech-support call center offers little in the way of excitement and outside of spending time with his two best friends, Felix and Julie, his social life is nonexistent. When Felix decides it’s time for the three of them to try something new to spice things up, they go all out… and take a drawing class at the local library.

But that’s when everything changes. Leo meets Aud Sorenson, owner of Bright Thoughts Gallery and resident art teacher at the library. When Aud gets to know Leo and his friends, he feels an instant connection with the cute and geeky Leo and asks him to pose for a sketch.

As sparks fly between them, Aud discovers he has a stalker who’s willing to do anything he can to make sure Aud is his and his alone. Aud and Leo hope their blossoming feelings will be enough to see them through the chaos that erupts around them.

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Animal Magnetism

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Whether it's a dog, cat, or something more exotic, the animals in this collection of romantic m/m stories serve as the catalyst for bringing lovers together. No matter how the encounter begins, by the end of each story, with a little help from their finned, furred, or feathered friends, our heroes have discovered some animal magnetism of their own.

A.J.Marcus story "An Eagle's Wings" tells the tale of a falconer who falls in love with a forest ranger and the eagle who shows them the way.



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