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BA Tortuga

 

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her partner, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, 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 is feeling the Colorado mountains calling. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT 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.

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Texas cowboy Ashton is looking for a new experience when he heads up to Aspen to go to The Barn, a club that mixes all things western with his favorite BDSM lifestyle. He’s not looking for anything full-time, just a place to let off some steam ...
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The Barn 1: Dropping In
When they were young together back in their werecat pride, Bowie and Channing experimented with love and sex, as well as flirting with a threesome with their best friend Andy. Channing and Andy both ran from their needs, leaving Bowie to break away a...
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Stripped Bare 1: Deconstructing Channing
Weretiger Terry is used to being in charge. He's the boss, even when that job is as stressful as can be. So when he hears a new BDSM club is opening in Dallas, he has to go find himself a twink to help relieve his stress. What Terry finds is w...
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Southern Cats 2: Tiger by the Tail
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When forest ranger Gil gets the call that a rabid wolf is roaming his territory, he figures it's just another stray coyote. Instead, he finds Rafe, a skinny, worn wolf shifter who also happens to be Gil's lost mate. Gil thought Rafe was dead,...
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Reclamation 3: Free to Run
When Robin heads to North Carolina with his boss to help design and build a new conference center, he has a bunch of surprises in store for him. The building site is in the middle of nowhere, his boss is being weirder than usual, and he meets not one...
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Southern Cats 1: By Design
Love energy heals, but it can also overwhelm. Healer Joshua was never a favorite in his pack -- always different and misunderstood. When his cousin Wendy needs help during the late stage of her pregnancy, he’s happy to leave Montana for the ...
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Nature Call
Patrick's loss is Remy's gain. A Club Raven Novel After his twin dies in battle, it’s Patrick Daniels’ duty to marry his brother’s fiancée. Too bad he can’t make himself do it, and in his distress, he mani...
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Calling His Bluff
NOTE: This is a previously published work. The publisher has changed. Love conquers injustice. Midnight Rodeo, #6 Tiger shifter Dmitri loves his new home at Darque and Knight Rodeo, and he adores all of his new friends. His past as a circus ...
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Tails and Whiskers
When the boss is away, the cats will play. When Robin heads to North Carolina with his boss to help design and build a new conference center, he has a bunch of surprises in store for him. The building site is in the middle of nowhere, his boss is ...
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By Design
He’s here on vacation. They’re here for him.   Two Is Never Enough, #2   Samson and Dane are werewolves who act as guardians of their pack. They're also lovers, but they both long for the third person they know w...
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Claiming Their Mate
He lost his twin, but he intends to keep his pack.   Midnight Rodeo, #1   When head bullfighter Denton is killed by a demon bull, his twin, Denver, comes back to take his place. Denver was gone for years, working mundane rodeos ...
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Welcome To The Pack
Marshall and Ben believe their mate, Jakob, has been killed. When Jakob escapes from a cult, there is nothing that will stop them from reclaiming him.
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Reclamation 2: No Time to Lie
NOTE: This is a previously published work. The publisher has changed. These two sexy shapeshifters are playing to win. The Call, Book 2 Wendy isn't part of anyone's pack, not anymore. As a cop, she can handle anything, even getting r...
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Alpha Call
Trey’s waited long enough to take what he needs.   Trey Jamison leads an elite mercenary team that specializes in snatch and grabs. Things have been going well – well enough that he’s letting himself notice Kai Tanaka, fe...
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Setting His Sights
When reformed shifter Danny comes back to Texas as part of his twelve-step program, Declan couldn't be less interested in forgiving him. Declan thinks Danny got scared when he left five years ago, and has labeled his ex a coward. When he finds ou...
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Reclamation 1: F*ck Forgiveness
Some rules are meant to be bent. Stephanie has three rules when it comes to her relationship with werewolves Shaw and Jordan—keep their lusty encounters casual, never invade each other’s space, and no biting. The boys have always seeme...
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Mating Call
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Sometimes the moon shines brighter than the stage. Connor ‘CJ’ Lamont is at the top of his game playing the bad boy of country music. The problem with his ultimate redneck persona is that… well, he’s not. CJ is a wickedly ...
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Smashing the Spotlight
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All Coke Pharris wants is for his cowboys to be safe—all of them. When rodeo clown, Dillon, sets to prove that there’s more to the bullfighter, people could get hurt. It’s Coke Pharris’ job to save bull riders from bulls, a...
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And A Smile
Hearing that his ex-best friend is getting married might be the only thing that can lead Andy back to his wolf pack deep in the Colorado mountains. He's a city wolf now, leaving behind the awkward, skinny teenage geek he was once upon a time. All...
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Ask Again
When the rules force you to deny whom you love, it’s time to break them. Jonah is sick and tired of hiding his lovers, Olivia and Hank, from his wolf pack. But being second in command to the Alpha means he has to follow them, right? His pack...
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Stretching The Rules
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Boo! Things that go bump in the night rub together in these paranormal shorts from BA Tortuga. From vampires and werewolves, to cowboys and Vikings, to the silliest Halloween costume ever, the boys of Boo are hot, complicated and oh, so ready to see ...
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Boo
Whether it’s cops and cooks, or old buddies who suddenly find out they have more in common than they think, the four stories in Happy Endings take regular guys and turn them into one another’s heroes. These guys like leather, hot men, mot...
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Happy Endings
Were-cougar Brock wants a special gift for his folks for their anniversary, mainly to cover up his lack of enthusiasm for going back to his small hometown. When he decides on replicating his mom’s old china pattern, the last person he expects t...
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Cat in the China Shop
They say a man can always come home. So after doing hard time, Sage Redding heads to his family’s northeast Texas ranch to help his ailing daddy with the cutting horses. Adam (Win) Winchester is a county deputy and the cousin of one of the m...
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The Terms of Release
Casey resigned himself long ago to wearing a monkey suit and playing piano in swanky hotels and bars. It’s work, even if it isn’t the big break he always dreamed of. No, his ex-lover Derek got that: the record deal, big Nashville house, s...
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Monkey Suit
Jack hates going back to the East Texas town where he was raised. Even as a successful chef in Austin, he feels like that awkward gay kid all over again. But his dad is sick, and wants Jack’s famous hollandaise sauce for holiday breakfasts. Whe...
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Home for the Hollandaise
Stock contractor Kaycee works the rodeo circuit, and while he loves his job, it’s a lonely life. He could use someone to hit the trail with, and when he finds safety man Julian looking back, he thinks maybe he’s found that someone. Nat...
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Loadin' Up
  Paranormal resort Cereus is running like clockwork, but in these three stories a whole new crop of employees and guests, like bears, vampires and fallen angels, might require some extra training. In Ursa Minor, by Julia Talbot and B...
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Cereus: Training
Landon Gaudet may not be the best bullrider on earth, but he knows that's where the money is in rodeo. His Cajun heart is more involved with horses, though, and with finding the cowboy he's been dreaming of all of his relatively short life...
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Roughstock: Tag Team – Fais Do Do
  Virgil is in trouble when he flees to the badlands of New Mexico, and he’s pretty sure the desert is going to kill him before the posse does. He’s running from his past, from a forbidden love. What he finds is half Native-Am...
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Hammer and Tongs
  When Markus sees Sebastian’s performance on TV, he knows they’ve been apart too long. These two semi-retired country stars need their alone time, and Markus is happy to provide it. He intends to give Sebastian just what the ...
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Remembering to Breathe
  Sterling loves being a bullfighter, and he's good at it, too -- even his hero Coke Pharris says so. So what if maybe he has a crush on Coke, it's not like it's affecting his job or hurting anyone. Someone should tell that to...
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In the Pocket, a Roughstock story
  It's Halloween and vampire Stryker is on the prowl for a good, fun meal when he meets Buck, a waiter with a t-shirt that reads "Super Juicy". Stry can't wait to find out if there’s truth in advertising, but will ...
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Super Juicy
  Holt is leaving his life in the city, ready to shed himself of the drama of his ex and get back to the simple life in Texas. His ex, Dave, disagrees with the idea. Violently. When Holt ends up injured and stranded, it’s his old fr...
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Ricochet
Cowboy Bodie might be unlucky in love, having lost not one but two fiancées in his life. When he meets Addie, though, he knows he’s found a special girl, and he thinks he might be willing to take one more chance with his wounded heart...
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Mr. Lucky
  Rancher and homebody Derrick loves going to the bullriding finals in Reno, especially when he gets to see his favorite rider, Stone. This year he gets way more up close and personal with Stone than he ever expects, and all of his fantas...
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Adding to the Collection, a Roughstock Holiday Story
  Calleigh and Adrian have always had an open marriage. Adrian being on the road all the time has made it easy for them to have separate lives, but neither of them acted on their agreement to see other people until Adrian met fellow Aussi...
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What She Wants, a Roughstock Menage
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  Escaping torturous captivity, Houston returns to his mate, Jackson. Jackson welcomes Houston back to their remote New Mexico home, and sets about healing Houston, body and soul. Can they remove the scars that Houston can’t hide? A...
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Home Fires
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  Stephanie has three rules when it comes to her relationship with werewolves Shaw and Jordan—keep their lusty encounters casual, never invade each other’s space and no biting. The boys have always seemed perfectly fine with a...
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Mating Call
Sam and Beau from File Gumbo return for this short story, learning to deal with Sam's terrible injury. Four months of being careful, doing therapy, and dealing with the aftermath of being stomped on the head by a bull, Sam is more than ready t...
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Too Careful by Half, a Roughstock story
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  Jenson expects all sorts of trouble being a moonshine runner, but he never thinks it will come from a werewolf bite. He’s dealing with all that while getting his next shipment ready, and he thinks he’s doing all right until ...
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Moon Shine
Rene is trying to escape from the senior vampire holding him prisoner in New Orleans, a city of mystery and beauty. Werewolf Luc thinks he’ll save Rene, but before he can, vampire Henri swoops in and takes Rene away. Can the two of them agre...
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Finders Keepers
  Sam's been looking at Beau for a long time, but it isn't until he gets shorted on points because he isn't a big name rider that he realizes just maybe Beau's been looking back. What happens when a couple of beers and som...
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Starting the Roux, a Roughstock story
  Country hat act Markus Kane is pretty skeptical when one of his oldest industry friends calls and asks him to do a joint tour. He and Seb haven’t seen each other in years, not since Markus quit drinking. Maybe not since he and Seb...
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Fighting Addiction
  Now that his paranormal resort is built, owner Jonny and manager Duke are ready to open Cereus’ doors to their exclusive clientele. Unfortunately, in these three stories, not everything runs as smoothly as Duke would like, and he&...
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Cereus: Opening
  Beau Lafitte is happily retired from bullriding, and glad his lover Sam is recovering from a terrible injury. The problem is that with Sam taking up a new hobby, Beau is lonely. Can he get Sam to understand that what he needs are words,...
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Leather Work and Lonely Cowboys, a Roughstock Story
  Beau Lafitte is happily retired from bullriding, and glad his lover Sam is recovering from a terrible injury. The problem is that with Sam taking up a new hobby, Beau is lonely. Can he get Sam to understand that what he needs are words,...
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Leather Work and Lonely Cowboys, a Roughstock Story
  Picture a masquerade ball: the masks, the mystery, the seduction, the reveal! Now imagine men who wear another mask every day, as shifters. This anthology offers seven stories about what lies beneath disguises, literal and figurative. ...
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Masks Off!
Roughstock bullfighter Coke is training new alternate Sterling, and he thinks the kid is good at his job. Dillon thinks Sterling is far too interested in Coke, and not in a boss and employee sort of way. Can Coke convince Dillon that a clown is al...
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The New Guy, a Roughstock story
Danny knows being the grandson of the ranch owner, and a college boy at that, is not going to make him popular with the rest of the cowboys. What's worse is his cousin spreading the word that he's gay, too. Cary thinks Danny is a lazy city...
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Tanned
When Coke finally gets to invite his lover Dillon to the annual bullfighter retreat, all manner of mischief is on the menu along with the barbecue. The guys have three days before all their families show up. Can they get enough team-building done ...
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The Retreat: A Roughtstock Story
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  The vamps from Long Black Cadillac are back and they're celebrating Christmas. Or at least Remy is, decorating the house he shares with Gryph with tinsel and ribbons. When Gryph finds a devilishly sexy use for the ribbon, Remy just ...
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Twinkly Lights and Chicken Feet: A Vampire Christmas
Shifting Streams Series, Book Two   There’s something on the air. Something wild and dark and dangerous and it’s coming for the Aspen Brook Clan.   Canyon’s job is to protect the Clan, to help ...
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Opening the Cage
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  MJ and Sonny from the Road Trip series are back and hanging out on their boat. The only problem is that MJ is getting bored, and a bored MJ is seriously dangerous. A game of Truth or Dare is sure to keep MJ from blowing things up, even ...
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Bored Eco-Terrorists and Redneck Lovers
Lily really isn’t the shop-owner type, but she knows she has to go back home after college and take over her granny’s weird, wonderful store, just like she promised. The problem is that Granny wants her to get serious about things she&...
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Deep in the Heart of Hexes
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  Cowboy Jasper hasn't been the most honest of men, but when ghost riders come for his soul, all he wants is to make sure they don't hurt his best friend Tanner. When Tanner faces the ghost riders and insists there is good still t...
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His to Save
Boone doesn’t think he’ll find much on his Reno hotel TV, but he’s looking for a little something to brighten his day. Instead of adult entertainment, though, he finds an advertisement for the headlining act at the casino, rock s...
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Needing To
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Tony and Adam are determined to get their girl back. Vicki has gone missing, and as volatile as she is, it’s not like her to just leave them, especially so close to the first moon. Finding her trashed motorcycle in the desert doesn’t g...
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Ghost Pepper: Ahora, a Torquere Press Menage story
Rosie doesn’t date cowboys. She knows what kind of heartbreak can come when they get seriously injured. Roughstock rider Les is determined to change Rosie’s mind from the moment he gives her his seat on the bus. He knows she’s th...
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Roughstock: Picking Roses
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When Stirling finds a lost wolf out in the woods of Southern Colorado, the last thing he expects to discover is old pack outcast Tanner. Tanner was the werewolf who never learned to shift, but it looks like he’s figured things out. Except th...
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Pinyon
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  Sometimes music says it better than words.  Taking a break from driving cattle, Red Farr finds himself at the barn dance, listening to Zeke play the hell out of his fiddle. Zeke's going where his fiddling takes him, but he...
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Barndance
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Shifting Streams Series, Book One     Mesa has a lot on his plate since he became his pack’s Alpha. With another clan on the brink of self-destruction, he knows he has too much to take care of to go running off, b...
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Climbing the Ladder
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When the sun goes down, the things that go bump in the night come out to play. This is when Adriano searches out his vampire lover Lars for their wicked play. A little bondage, a little blood-letting, Adriano and Lars feed their hungers like no ot...
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Levels of Hunger
If there’s one thing Sam knows for sure it’s that you can never go home again. As a feline shifter who grew up in a family of wolves, he’s used to being a freak. He stays in the city and tries to get his family to visit him, but ...
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Just Like Cats and Dogs
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Jim sure doesn’t want to get into the middle of it when the guys on his construction crew start messing with Collin, the new, and queer, guy in town. He will if he has to, though, because he doesn’t believe in letting anyone call a man...
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The Best Damn Thing
What happens when a besieged and rather small dragon comes to a vampire and says, “I need your help.” Or when that vampire comes to a werewolf and says, “I have a job for you.” The vampire goes and builds a resort for thing...
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Cereus: Building
Jake likes Vegas, but it gets a little hot when he wins too much at one casino. So Jake has a choice; he can go to the middle of nowhere and try to kill this guy some mob boss wants dead, or he can die himself.  Keye is on vacation and m...
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The Mind's Eye
What do Coke and Dillon do when they’re on break from the bullriding circuit? They go to the rodeo. Neither one of them is very good at letting go of their jobs, though. What happens when their night off turns out to be another day at ...
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Just Another Day at the Office
Emmy doesn't really like cowboys. She might be from Texas, but she's a city girl, truly invested in keeping Austin weird, just like the slogan says. With her corsets and tattoos, she stands out at the western bar where she ends up after be...
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Roughstock: City/Country
Emmy doesn't really like cowboys. She might be from Texas, but she's a city girl, truly invested in keeping Austin weird, just like the slogan says. With her corsets and tattoos, she stands out at the western bar where she ends up af...
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Roughtstock: City/Country
Guitar player Spud is the go-to guy for the band, giving comfort and aid whenever and wherever he can. All that changes when the new guy, Caidon, comes aboard. Caidon wants to tour and play and he wants Spud, and he’s not afraid to go ...
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Boys in the Band
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JW thinks he’s missed his chance at a romantic relationship with his best friend Rory forever, all because of a stupid moment when he was much younger. Rory wants JW desperately, but he knows his buddy just isn’t into the kind of...
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Hey, Jealousy
Hannah is a tough cop with a hardcore reputation. She’s not called the Hammer for nothing. It’s a lonely life for her, but all she needs is her work. At least that’s what she thinks until she meets exotic dancer Johnny. John is s...
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Collars and Cuffs, a BBA Ménage Novel
Bullfighter Coke is having a rough time in the Roughstock universe. When his dear friend Sam Bell is injured at the finals of the bullriding season, he takes that, and his injuries, pretty hard. His very own clown, Dillon, is determined to t...
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Roughstock: And a Smile -- Coke's Clown
Nine months ago Jimmy asked Scotty to become his sub, but Scotty couldn't handle it and he left, scared to death of what Jimmy wanted. "Shaved bare -- completely. Inked. Pierced. Plugged. A full time boy, a full time sub. My boy....
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Following My Heart
Ryder Carroll and Christian Isham have never gotten along. In their small Texas town, they're constantly at odds. Which is why it seems like some kind of cruel joke that when both of them go on gay-friendly vacation for Christmas, they keeping...
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Unwrapped
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Wren is in Colorado to do a last favor for her grandmother when she meets a cowboy she just can't resist, at least for one night. Robin wants to warm Wren up, and he's more than willing to help her with her errand, but she doesn't think she wants to ...
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A Christmas Wren
When reformed shifter Danny comes back to Texas as part of his twelve-step program, Declan couldn't be less interested in forgiving him. Declan thinks Danny got scared when he left five years ago, and has labelled his ex a coward. When he finds out d...
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F*ck Forgiveness
Toby and Keagan have nothing in common. Nothing but their love for their old friend, Reggie, who has just died from terminal cancer. What they're not prepared for is the stipulations of Reggie's will, requiring that the two of them s...
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Where There's a Will
Jonah is tracking Mexican wolves in the New Mexico desert when he meets Mariposa and Jesus. He thinks they're an amazingly hot couple, but thanks to tricky genetics he never suspects that they might be the same kind of wolf enthusiast he is. W...
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Chile: Desert Lobo, a BBA Menage Story
For centuries, Katharine has been making her own rules, flying above base human complications with an icy outlook, feeding and living on the poor fools caught in the flames of passion. Beautiful and chill, she runs her love life like she runs her mas...
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Eagle of Ice, Scorpion of Fire
When MJ gives himself up to the craziest man Sonny has ever met to save Sonny's life, he knows he has to get his lover back, no matter what the cost. So he gathers the whole Road Trip series team back together to hunt MJ down, even if they don...
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Walking on the Sun
Thanks to her attempt to make it as a freelance writer, Sara McGregor is on a tour of the west, ending it at a Wyoming dude ranch. She?s just there to do an interview on the simple life, but things get very complicated when she meets Cal Pearson. ...
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Sara's Cowboy
Garrett works at the busiest, rowdiest bar in town, serving up cold ones and mixing drinks for men of every walk of life. It's hard work, but the perks can more than make up for that. One night, while he's on the roof having a break, ...
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