Book Cover: Inheritance

Cash McCord’s life is pretty much perfect. He owns the family ranch, loves his work, and invites the occasional cowboy into his bed. But everything is turned upside down when his brother Jack and Jack’s wife Val are killed in a car crash, leaving behind six kids.

Cash is made guardian of the children, along with Val’s brother, Brad Rafferty—a man who couldn’t be more different from Cash if he tried. A Yankee, Brad is a video-game developer who works twelve-to-fourteen-hour days at his desk. They lock horns as soon as they set eyes on each other. Neither man is happy to have the other around, but neither is willing to give up custody of his nieces and nephews.

It’s up to these two polar opposites to keep the kids together and give them a family again. But first they’ll have to keep from killing each other.

First Edition published as Inheritance in Family Matters by Torquere Press, 2008.

Second Edition published by Torquere Press, 2013.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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FUCK, BUT Cash did love himself a nice, well-hung cowboy.

Cash let the little bronc rider shuffle him across the floor, humming along with the jukebox. There was a sweet, heavy prick rubbing and loving on his thigh, a smooth-shaven cheek on his chest, and shit, but it looked like he was fixin’ to get lucky tonight. Real lucky. He’d seen that boy ride.

The lights went down, and Mr. Buckin’ Bronc’s hand slid down to squeeze his ass a little.

Oh hell yes.


He pushed back, jonesing on the smell of horse and hay and Old Spice and soap. They hadn’t shared more than six or seven words, but then, they hadn’t had to. They were talking just fine.

Least until his front pocket started vibrating.

Cash ignored it, kept rubbing and dancing. Then it went off again.

And again.

And again.

That pocket cowboy looked up at him, tilting his head. “Jealous boyfriend?”

Not fucking likely.”


He snorted. “Right. Let me check this.” He didn’t recognize the number, but the area code was the same as his brother and sister-in-law’s.

He flipped the phone open. “I swear to God, Jackie. This best be good.”

Mr. McCord?”

Well, that wasn’t Jack. “Yeah. Who the hell is this?”

This is Frank Boucher from the Bangor Police Department. I’m afraid I have….”

Cash sorta stopped actively listening after that, just turned and headed for the door, for his truck. For his house. For his suitcase.

It wasn’t until he was back on the road, heading for Austin-Bergstrom, that it really hit him.

Jack and Val. Dead.

Both of them.

Jesus Christ.

Cash’s fingers tightened on the wheel.

Jesus Christ.


From the Get Go

Book Cover: From the Get Go

When easygoing Texas artist Dakin McBride makes his way to Ottawa, Canada, for a showing, he meets Jeff Tamrin, the fastidious manager of the Sussex Gallery. Despite coming from different worlds and being opposites in almost every way, the attraction is immediate, and soon Dakin and Jeff negotiate their own brand of diplomatic relations, forgetting all about art or seeing the sights the city has to offer. They get wrapped up in the moment, each of them intrigued by what he feels for the other.

The more they get to know each other, the more they like what they see. Dakin has a life to go back to in Texas, though, and Jeff has his own in Canada. Is there any way for their budding romance to survive the thousands of miles separating them? The relationship seems doomed, but at the same time, it feels too right to give up without a fight.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2005.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Fine as Frog Hair

Book Cover: Fine as Frog Hair

Russ Johnston sets out to see America, working as he needs to in order to keep himself afloat. Along the way he meets Brandon "Trey" Latrie. Trey is a ranch manager who has some work for Russ and a room for him to board in. Both single, Russ and Trey don’t take long to start eyeing each other. They take their romance one step at a time though, but when sparks fly, things heat up fast.

When Russ gets sick, Trey is quick to show that he’s not a fly-by-night lover, but is true blue and he sticks by his man through thick and thin, proving that nothing between them has to change.

Russ and Trey have it all, from laughter to heartache to the hottest sex west of the Mississippi, all the while proving that while life isn’t perfect, it’s just fine by them. Fine as frog hair.

Publisher: Self-Published