Real World by B.A. Tortuga

B.A. Tortuga - Real World CoverTitle: Real World

Series: Love is Blind 02

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (290pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-374-4

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (15th August 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Dan White is trying to acclimate to civilian life after a long career in the military with multiple combat deployments.

Now he’s home in the Austin area, living with his brother Dixon, Dixon’s husband, Audie, and their two nine-year-olds. During the New Year celebration, Dan meets Abraham Weldon, and the connection is instant.

There’s a kiss. There’s a dance. There’s a proposition.

Then Dan finds out Weldon is bisexual.

And a dad.

With five kids. Five kids, one of whom is a blind fifteen-year-old.

Weldon has been in love twice in his life—with his high school best friend, Blake, and with his wife, Krista, who he met in a Dairy Queen as she was crying over a positive pregnancy test. Love number three hits Weldon like a hammer when he meets Dan.

But since Dan isn’t interested in a guy with kids, they might only get one night together.

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Review: Dan is recently out of the military, staying with his brother Dix and wondering what he will do with his life now. While celebrating New Year Dan meets Weldon Dix’s neighbor and its instant lust, but Weldon has five children and Dan isn’t ready for that type of commitment. Weldon is looking for permanence from any person he has a relationship with, but there’s something about Dan that he just has to have a taste of, they might only have one night together but it’s a night that neither man will forget.

This is a superb story where love sneaks in and knocks both men for six. Dan is still finding his feet after being in the military for years, he’s finding it difficult to find a job and he suffers from the occasional nightmare from his time in combat. A relationship is something he isn’t looking for but he gets knocked off his feet by Weldon and his family. Weldon has a fantastic family; it’s been over three years since his wife died and he’s now looking for someone to share it with, Dan is honest and caring and Weldon wishes he was ready for more than just hook-ups.

Weldon’s children Jakob, Emma, Madison, MacKenzie & Caleb are little stars of this story; they are absolute holy terrors/cherubs and make you grin. While Weldon and Dan are dancing round the relationship dilemma and Dan accepts that he might want more than just a fling with Weldon the kids are all in the background and have an impact on Dan that he never thought would happen… they wormed their way into his heart.

The story is very easy going for the most part, Dan and Weldon fall into a relationship after Dan sorts himself out, but danger lurks when Jakob keeps secrets. This story isn’t just about Dan and Weldon, it’s about building a new family, dealing with settling into a new way of life and helping children deal with growing up.

I loved how this story was written, there is angst but it isn’t really coming from the adults (except parenting angst, there’s plenty of that!), we see how Dan and Weldon deal with their relationship (really easy going), we see the children dealing with a new man in their dad’s life, we see the normal sibling teasing & secrets and how it affects them and we see a strong family being built before our eyes.

I recommend this to those who love fantastic characters, who adore rambunctious children, who love a dash of tension and angst, and love characters who become exceptional when they love the right man.

Mud, Movies, Bullets, and Bulls by BA Tortuga, 2nd edition

o-mud-movies-bullets-and-bullsTitle: Mud Movies Bullets and Bulls, 2nd edition

Series: N/A

Author: BA Tortuga

Genre: Single Author Anthology/ Western Romance

Length: 206 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 24th, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Four men in need of a helping hand….

When a cowboy finds he has grit in all the wrong places, what is he to do? Meet the man of his dreams, of course. But what will save two cowboys from getting bogged down in the mire?

An ex-rodeo cowboy who hates working with Hollywood actors meets a movie star who is looking for something real. Will they get a happy ending, just like in the movies?

A redneck ends up injured and stranded, and his old friend comes to the rescue. It’s the old story of the one that got away. What will they do to keep each other in their lives—and will it be too late?

A professional bull rider is starting to feel his age. When he’s injured far from home and his career is threatened, it’s up to his best friend to step in and point out the other options. Both men have plans—but will they include each other?

1st Edition of Mud on Tires published by Torquere Press, 2006.

1st Edition of Just Like in the Movies published by Torquere Press, 2007.

1st Edition of Ricochet published by Torquere Press, 2007.

1st Edition of No Bull published by Torquere Press, 2006.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-160-3

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: This is a cute collection of four short stories. Each is hot, has a sense of humor and fun to read. You can read one at a time for a quick read to fill a short period of time or settle down for the night and enjoy them all at once.

Mud on Tires 

Lee is on the way to town when he spots a cow stuck in the mud. He has no spare clothes so he strips naked and proceeds to try to get her out. Collin is out shopping for land when he spots the cute little cowboy but naked trying to free a cow.

This story was so funny. It’s packed full of animal cuteness with three dogs and of course the stuck cow.  I absolutely loved the hilarious and sexy story.

Just Like in the Movies

Dooley is a washed out rodeo rider that now works as a horse handler in the movies. He meets Ty who is closeted and things heat up for them.  This one is sweet and it goes over a long period of time not an insta love type thing.   There are still the horses and it’s hot.  I really liked it a lot.

Ricochet When Holt decides to leave Dave and the city to go back west to home, Dave begs him to stay. Holt is dead set on leaving and so Dave decides to help him out… the dead part. Teague comes to help drive Holt home and plans to never let his cowboy leave again.

This one starts out with a bit of a shock. I really liked the characters in this story. I liked how after all these years apart they build something solid and find what home really is.

No Bull Joss has been trampled by a bull in Hawaii and in bad shape. His best friend Mackey stays at his side and even takes time off from the circuit to help him heal. Joss realizes he is too old and too tired to ride and travel but doesn’t want to let Mackey down. Mackey has a plan of his own. Can they include each other?

This one is another really cute story. It’s a story of friends, men realizing their dreams and some hot sex too.

All of these stories are really good. If you like cowboys, friends to lovers, and hot mansex you will love these stories.

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Bombs and Guacamole by B.A. Tortuga

BombsandGuacamoleLGTitle: Bombs and Guacamole

Series: N/A

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 214 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 6, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: ER doctor Dusty Lowry grew up in a conservative rural Texas family that has never quite forgiven him for staying in New Mexico after his stint in the Army. Paramedic Nate Miller, Dusty’s best friend since their early Army days, has a hippie momma, a tiny apartment, and is in lust with his buddy. When their other Army friend, Kyle, gets married, they start thinking about settling down. In fact, they both know what they want: each other. Too bad they’ve never shared that goofy little fact.

A trip to visit Dusty’s family in Texas changes everything, and Dusty and Nate aren’t sure where to go from there. Good thing they’re smart guys, and between a series of bombings that target first responders, their friend Kyle’s wife getting pregnant, and more than one bowl of guacamole, they begin to figure out how to have a relationship.

But as the bombings get closer to home, Nate and Dusty must navigate love and commitment before they lose their chance.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-805-4

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Nate and Dusty have loved each other since their stint in the military, though both men have kept this a secret. When Kyle their other best friend married, both Dusty and Nate start thinking about their lives and wanting what Kyle has.  When bombs start hitting first responders both Dusty and Nate, realize they may lose more than a friend.

Bombs and Guacamole is one of B.A. Tortugas best works yet. The story started out funny from the first page. I laughed so much in this book. I cheered on Nate and Dusty to get together and held my breath every time there was another bombing. This book has it all. A great romance, a bit of mystery and suspense, enough humor to lighten that and lets not forget some hot man-sex.

If you are looking for a book to make you laugh, a feel good romance, some suspense, and just the right amount of loving, I recommend this. I will warn you, once you start you won’t want to put it down.

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Old Town New by BA Tortuga, 3rd edition

OldTownNewLGTitle: Old Town New, 3rd edition

Series: N/A

Author: BA Tortuga

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 226 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 20th, 2016)

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: Danny Avers is a teacher in small town Colorado. Back in the day, before high-speed Internet, social media, smartphones, or streaming anything, Danny’s just trying to live down his wild teenage years and carry on the only way he knows how: one day at a time. The last person he expects to see back in town is Harlan Quinn, his old best friend and former consummate bad boy. And when he finds out Quinn is the new sheriff and his new neighbor, it’s even more of a shock.

Quinn knows there’s more to his old hometown than meets the eye. There’s more to Danny than old memories and quiet living too. But as in the past, stirring things up is Quinn’s specialty, and he sets out to do that, in more ways than one, pushing Danny to admit there’s more to life and that their old town just might manage to be new again. That’s if old town thinking doesn’t get them both killed.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.

Second Edition published by Torquere Press, 2007.

ISBN: 9781634768238

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Danny and Quinn were lovers when they were teenagers, then Quinn left town. Danny was in an accident where several local teens died. He was the only survivor, and he had been drunk and high. After a long stint in the hospital and rehab, he went to college and became a teacher. Danny lives a solitary life; his only friends are a couple of teachers that speak to him at work.

Quinn returns as sheriff and rents a house on the outskirts of town, and it turns out that his first love, Danny is his neighbor. Danny and Quinn hit it off well, rebuilding what they lost.

Quinn has a secret of why he really is in town. One that could put him and Danny in Danger.

I love B.A. Tortuga’s style of writing. The short, clipped sentences usually add punch to the characters. However, in this story, I think there were some sentences that this style made the thoughts a bit confusing, and I had to read the paragraph a few times to catch on. Of course, that is just my opinion.

Both Danny and Quinn’s past were brought up a lot but not in detail. We knew they had one but not how they met or even why Quinn left suddenly.  I would have loved more of this back story and a bit more of the mystery that Quinn was working on than some of the sex scenes. Don’ get me wrong…the sex was scorching, but there was way too much in my opinion.

Now having said that…I did like the story. I liked both Quinn and Danny. There were scenes to die for. I adored the Thanksgiving scene.  It was only one of the scene that made the story so realistic and brought Quinn and Danny to life. I also felt so sorry for Danny a few times as well. Just the relationship between Danny and Quinn makes this boo worth reading. Oh, I almost forgot Rags. You have to love a dog in a story, and Rags is a fun addition!

If you are looking for a story with a sexy sheriff, a hot schoolteacher, a cuddly dog, a bit of mystery,second chances, some angst and lots and lots of scorching hot man-sex, this is for you!

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Coke's Clown by BA Tortuga

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Series: Roughstock 04

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Cowboys and Western/Erotic Romance

Length: 188 pages

Publisher: Pride Publishing (April 12, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: 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 take care of Coke, which is tough when Coke is usually the one to care for everyone. Can Dillon get Coke to take a little downtime and recover?

Dillon and Coke appear in And a Smile: Season One.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-399-1

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: This is book four of the Roughstock series. You do not have to read them in order but you do understand some of the things they talk about better and who some of the other characters are if you do. I do suggest you read them in order though. They are really good so why not?

I loved Coke from the first book and was so happy to get his story. Coke is my kind of man. Tender and loving and he deserves a happy ever after. The stars of the Show–oops– I mean book were equally Coke and Dillon. I mean a sexy, rough bullfighter and an adorable and funny rodeo clown. How could it get better?

I loved the conversation and dialogue between Coke and Dillon. It is short and clipped and to me it really made the impact. I also like how there was short repetitive words or short sentences in internal dialect that also added some punch.

The chase was hot, the sex even hotter. I think it got a bit too hot. For me anyhow. Once they got together it seemed for quite a while the story became all about the sex.  I would have liked a little more of the drama near the end and a few pages less of the sex. (Just my opinion).

We also got another peek at Jason and Bax (I won’t say more here just in case you haven’t read the first. But for those that have. Don’t give up on them yet! Jase is still determined.

There were many other cowboys mentioned like the Taggard triplets (I really would l love to see Adam’s story) also Packard or Beau and Sam… yeah so many stories I would like!

If you like rough and tumble cowboys, bullfighters, rodeo clowns, sweet romance, and some hot and raunchy man-sex (hey they are cowboys! and there are tender moments as well!) You will love this one!

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Trial by Fire by BA Tortuga

TrialByFireLGTitle: Trial by Fire
Series: Dreamspun Desires
Author: B.A. Tortuga
Genre: Contemporary Western
Length: 228 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 15, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: One Aussie. One Texan. One baby. One hell of a fight.

When his sister and her husband are killed in an accident, Aussie cattle station owner Lachlan McCoughney rushes to Texas to rescue their infant daughter, Chloe. He expects to find his niece living in squalor with the Sheffields, a rodeo family.

Instead, Lachlan finds Holden Sheffield, a salt-of-the-earth cowboy running a huge business operation. They want to explore their mutual attraction despite the many problems thrown their way, and together, they must find a way to give Chloe a new family and find a love that spans thousands of acres and two continents.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-982-2

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Two rich cowboys, and a female worth fighting for.! Can I give it a 10?

Two rich cowboys …one an Australian station owner and the business person, the other a Texan Rancher find themselves in a fight over a female. Not any ordinary girl. This one is their niece. A baby at that.

Holden has left the custody of Chloe after his brother, and his wife dies in an accident. Lachlan has been looking for his sister for nearly three years and gets the news she has been found…only she is dead and has a child. His family wants her.

Holden flies across the ocean with the sole purpose of retrieving his niece believing the family that has her are trashy travelling rodeo people. What he finds is a very wealthy, loving, family, and a sexy cowboy that will die before letting anyone take Chloe from him.

Oh man, I have no idea where to start. First off… grab a box of tissue before you begin the book. Second…make sure you have time to read it all; you won’t want to put it down.

I love B.. A. Tortuga and I think this is one of her best yet. I fell in love with both Holden and Lachlan and, of course, Chloe. We begin with sadness; then there are some brawls so there is lots of action the first twist is a nail biter so keep some clippers handy.

Then when you think it’s all settled down more angst, more drama, but the ending is satisfying. So there is lots of action, heartfelt angst, and some breathtaking sex.

If you love cowboys..both Texan and Australian, babies, drama, angst, suspense and some hot man-sex this is definitely or you.

I highly recommend this!

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Midnight Rodeo : Belonging by Julia Talbot, Kiernan Kelly and BA Tortuga

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Series: Midnight Rodeo 2
Author: Julia Talbot, Kiernan Kelly, BA Tortuga,
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Multi-Author Anthology – 240 pages
Publisher: Turtlehat Creatives (January 11, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: What happens when rodeos start to get too tough for humans to compete in? Midnight Rodeo, of course, where supernatural creatures work for the prize money, and for the awe of their audience.

ISBN: 978-1-94283-107-5

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Reviewer: Lisa

Anthology - Midnight Rodeo 02 - Belonging RCReview: I have never actually been to a rodeo but if they come with the supernatural then I am sure to be there. I had not expected this to be so much fun. I wasn’t a fan of the cover which is usually what catches my eye, but damn I am glad to read this fun little anthology.

I have not really read anything by these authors before so I wasn’t really sure what to expect but they were pretty damn good. I mean you get werewolves, feline shifters, vampires and many others.

Although I am not really sure about ghost riders, they always make me think of a song.

Light a Rocket by Julia Talbot ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Rocket is probably the worst rider in Darque and Knight Rodeo. This cheetah shifter is fast, but he only has so many lives in his cat body, and he spends more time injured than not. Raven Walkingman is the number one cowboy, at the top of his game. The two seem an unlikely match, but Raven enjoys doing things no one expects him to, including Rocket.

Raven likes his relationships casual and when Rocket starts talking mates as shifters do, Raven pulls up the stakes. He has his animal spirit guides, his good friends, and his fancy trailer. He doesn’t need a ragtag cheetah falling for. His spirit guides know better. They adore Rocket and are more than happy to support him, and abandon Raven, until the stubborn fool does the right thing.

Poor Rocket is at the bottom of the pile and somehow always manages to get injured. Which for a cat shifter is bizarre. Which actually made me laugh, because one knows cats are so elegant and graceful. Raven is one of the top cowboys and damn the man is fine.

These two hook up and I have to say that it is hot. Rocket is a cheetah shifter and is damn fast running. He is just trying to not only fit in but make it financially. Raven is his mate, but Rocket is a player. That is until Raven thinks Rocket has stolen his spirits. It isn’t until he realizes what is going on that things heat up.

I had a blast reading this and have to say that Rocket is my favorite so far.

Freaked Out by Kiernan Kelly ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Gargoyle-shifter Killian has spent his life living and working with all different sorts of supernatural folk, but because he had three forms instead of two like most other shifters, he feels like a freak. His habit of minding his own business has been his shield against being hurt, and to aid in that endeavor, he’s adopted a stony personality.

When a troupe of sideshow performers are hired by Darque and Knight to augment the rodeo, he’s forced to redefine his ideas of what constitutes beauty and what defines a freak. Meanwhile, the hard, protective shell he’s erected around his heart threatens to crack wide open under the tender touch of Micah, the sideshow’s hideous Snake Man.

You don’t come across many gargoyle shifters in stories and they are probably my favorite by far. Not so much the snake shifter though. Killian is the gargoyle and Micah is the snake man.

Now I am not too sure about these two but they do pull at your heart strings. Micah has been stuck between his shifts and is trying to figure out how to get to one or the other. When Killian goes there and finds out what is going on things are going to get heated up.

I had a blast reading this and would like more stories like this one. I would also like to hear more about these two characters in the near future. They are fun to learn about.

Tails and Whiskers by BA Tortuga ♥♥♥♥4
Tiger shifter Dmitri loves the rodeo. Darque and Knight has become his home, and he adores all of his new friends. His past as a circus animal makes him hate injustice, so when he meets a trick rider and fox shifter, Dmitri is appalled to find that the hot little kit isn’t allowed inside the rodeo unless he’s working .

In fact, none of the entertainers are allowed in, all being contractors and thus bound to a greedy goblin. As Dmitri and Isaac fall in love, they find growing dissatisfaction with the status quo, and they go to their friends for support in forcing a policy change. Too bad there’s a certain goblin who doesn’t want to give up control of his workers.

Can Dmitri and Isaac find a way to be together, and to make a change for the better of everyone at D&K?

Although I love gargoyles, tigers have always been my top favorite of the shifters. They are powerful, big and just so gorgeous. Dmitri is a Siberian tiger shifter and tigers are normally loners. However when he comes across a cute little fox shifter he is intrigued. Isaac is just as cute as can be and he is so damn quirky that he has me smiling the whole time. When Dmitri finds out that Isaac and his brothers are being hurt, he is going to start knocking heads together.

These two are gorgeous together and are perfect mates. I feel horrible about the pain Isaac and his family is going through but I love the fact that Dmitri will do everything for his mate. What a wonderful read this was and I can’t wait to read more like this from an amazing author.

Way to go BA Tortuga.

Even though I would say that you could read this as a standalone anthology I would suggest reading book one first. It will give you an insight into this amazing world. I really loved the rodeo them but it just seemed so damn strange. I must admit that it was missing something to make it perfect but it was still a pretty damn good book.

I would recommend it to everyone.

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Refired by BA Tortuga

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Series: N/A
Author: BA Tortuga
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 220 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 18th, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: When Kris Cerny walks back into Two Spirits, the art gallery he owns with Josh McPhee, all he wants is a clean break. Austin’s booming real estate market means the building he bought years ago is worth a fortune, and with the sale, he and Josh can finally go their separate ways. They won’t be reconciling, right? Josh may be sober now, but an addict is always going to be an addict, and Kris can’t take that chance again.

Josh isn’t willing to sell. Not yet. He’s discovered a new artist in Santa Fe he knows will put Two Spirits in the black, and if he can just make a success of the gallery, maybe he can earn Kris’s respect, if not recapture his love. He needs Kris to give him time for one more buying trip, one more gallery show. Josh wants nothing more than a final chance to make things right. Kris agrees to let Josh have this last ditch effort on one condition– he wants to go along for the ride.

On the way Josh hopes they’ll find the next big thing in the art world as well as peace, forgiveness, and love he thought was lost forever.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-734-7

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Josh admits he is an alcoholic. He has been clean and sober for five years. The gallery is just beginning to come around when Kris walks in telling Josh he is going to sell the building. When Josh asks for a chance to bring in a newly discovered artist and prove he can make the gallery work, Kris agrees. Kris also goes along. The trip brings them closer together, but Josh just when Josh thinks things are looking up for both the gallery and his love life it all comes crashing down around him.

A hot cowboy, a sexy artist, an angsty romance written in BA Tortuga’s unique style? Win! Win! Win! As usual, BA has outdone herself in unique characters. I loved every single one of them right down to the dogs! The storyline had some angst, a great plot, dealt with a significant social issue and still was quite a humorous as well. I nearly forgot to mention the beautiful settings in New Mexico, the fabulous food, the gallery, the B&B they stay at. Yes, so many cool settings!

I sat on the edge of my seat nibbling my nails to see how this was going to come out. There were quite a few surprises.

I can’t wait to see which man or men the next book will be about.

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File Gumbo by BA Tortuga

51cKLQWA+oL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Title: File Gumbo
Series: Roughstock 03
Author: B.A. Tortuga
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Length: 145 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (19th January 2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Beau is riding like the two-time champ that he is, but nothing is assured in the world of bull riding–not happiness, not wealth, and not survival.

Beau is a two-time champion bullrider who is working on his third title. Sam is his longtime lover and traveling partner, who is feeling the sting of having just about the worst season he can remember. The two of them are on the road together twenty-four seven, and it’s starting to get to them a little, between the constant injuries Sam faces, and the relentless press that Beau has to put up with.

Add in friends on the circuit who need their help and the fact that they have to hide what they mean to each other, and it’s no wonder that Sam and Beau’s relationship starts to wear a little from the friction. When things blow up in their faces, Sam leaves the bull riding tour for a while, but the boys find out they’re far more miserable apart than they are together.

Beau and Sam may agree to disagree in order to make peace and help out their friends Jason and Coke, but in the unpredictable world of extreme sports, nothing goes as it’s planned. Can Beau and Sam recover from what just might the last ride of Sam’s life?

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released elsewhere. It has been re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-949-7

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: I have been waiting for Beau and Sam’s story for a while. There is just something extra special about these two men. They have been together for a long time. Though they aren’t shouting from the rafters they aren’t actually hiding either.

Beau is the big champ right now especially with Jase out injured. Sam isn’t doing well at all and is barely making it good enough to stay in the events with Beau. Sam is beginning to tire of people thinking Beau is keeping him and saying that he is riding on Beau’s fame. They need some long-awaited home time but find themselves at AJ’s visiting Jase and Andy after Coke’s injury.

There is so much going on in this book. We get a bit more of Coke and Dillon as well as Jason and Andy. The bits with Jason and Andy at AJ and Missy’s are always fun with little Benji. You have got to love Benji’s cute baby names for all these rough and tumble cowboys, showing their softer side. Also, Sam and Beau raise hound dogs, so we have the cute doggies as well!

There is a little angst with Sam beginning to doubt himself and his relationship then there are other twists I won’t get into, that leave you in nail-biting suspense.

There is a little something for everyone in this book. In the front of the book, the author has a note about the grammar and style. I agree one hundred percent. I love the language and the rough vocabulary. It gives the perfect feel for the roughness of the cowboys and settings. Some of the terms like bobblehead cowboys made me laugh like crazy. It fits so well with all the nodding!

If you like cowboys, cute kids and puppies, angst, twists, a little suspense and, of course, scorching hot man-sex, this is a must!

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Ever the Same by BA Tortuga ~ Audiobook

EvertheSameAUDLGTitle: Ever the Same
Series: N/A
Author: BA Tortuga
Narrator: Paul Morey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 7 hours and 32 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (07-06-15)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Audie Barrack is in it up to his elbows with a sick calf when his son’s school calls. Seems Grainger has gotten into yet another fight. When he walks into the principal’s office, he’s shocked to find his son has been fighting with a little girl named Randi.

A little girl with one blind dad and one dad who recently passed away.

Dixon has lost his sight, his career, and his husband. Thank God for his brothers, Momma and Daddy, and his little girl, or he would simply give up. The last thing he needs is for Randi to start trouble at school, especially trouble that puts him in contact with another dad who might expect him to be a functional human being.

Dixon is struggling to live as a blind man, Audie is terrified someone might see he has a closet to come out of, and everyone from the school to both men’s families is worried for the men and their children. Unless they get themselves together and commit to change, neither of them stands a chance.

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: Audie lives his life under the radar. A single father to a young son whose mom abandoned him, practically at birth, he keeps his sexuality a secret from everyone but his family. Everything changes when Audie gets a call from school that his son, Grainger, has been fighting with another student.

Dixon and his daughter Miranda, Randi for short, are still in mourning over the loss of a loved one. Not only did Dixon loose his lover in the wreck, Randi lost her other daddy and Dixon lost his sight. Now he spends every day in darkness, just trying to put one foot in front of the other and learn how to live again. Imagine having everything you ever dreamed of; love, life, happiness and a family; and in an instant, it’s all taken away.

Audie winds up befriending Dix, inviting him and his daughter to Grainger’s birthday party in an attempt to help his son make new friends. It’s a rough start at first, Grainger determined not to like the little girl who socked him a good one. Eventually though, the four of them become inseparable. Audie begins teaching Randi how to ride horses while Dix teaches Grainger how to play guitar. And the two men, well they teach each other how to love and live again.

I was completely engrossed in this story five minutes in. The storyline was totally fun and care free. Of course there are some bumps in the road. Dix is bitter and lonely but once he opens his heart and lets Audie in, everything changes. Audie hasn’t lived in the closet per say, everyone just assumes that since he has a son he is straight; he does or says nothing to change their minds. But meeting Dix awakens something inside him he didn’t think he would ever experience again.

The difficulty these two face is merging their different life styles and blended families. The most strife and discord comes from their own mothers. Now that they’ve found happiness and a man who not only accepts them, faults, blindness, small children and all, they aren’t about to let anyone keep them apart.

Narrated by Paul Morey and if you follow my reviews, you know I adore his voice. He has this country gentleman tone that he uses for Audie and it is absolutely perfect. I especially liked that I could feel Dixon’s frustrations in the way Morey voiced him, it gave the story and the character so much more depth.

Tortuga definitely did her research into the specifics of living life without site. Little details like the other senses becoming stronger, the anger and frustration over not being able to visualize something… I really enjoyed that she went that extra mile for the story.

I would recommend this audio book to anyone that likes cowboy romances, hopeless romantics and fans of Morey’s work.

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A Bunch of Roughstock by B.A. Tortuga

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Series: All stories previously published in the Sip short story line.

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Anthology/Western/Cowboys

Length: Novella (81 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-61040-744-1

Publisher: Torquere Press (April 16th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: BA Tortuga’s Roughstock world comes to life in this collection of short stories. Featuring Beau and Sam from the novel File Gumbo and Coke and Dillon from And a Smile, these tales range from a long-ago first time to a bullfighter’s retreat, providing an intriguing glimpse into a bullrider’s daily life, as well as how the hard-working cowboy protection team blows off steam. Stories include Starting the Roux, Cowboy Christmas, Just Another Day at the Office, The New Guy and the Retreat and Too Careful by Half. All stories previously published in the Sip short story line

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Review: This is a good collection of short sips. I really liked this collection and the title is fitting. The stories are written in a befitting style for the subject. Rough stock rodeo riders. Each story is very short. Very concise and pretty erotic.

I liked that the characters were not pretty boy cowboys. I loved Sam’s description of Beau. He has short legs, a barrel chest, crooked teeth and a hot butt (he didn’t say but in the book.) As a matter of fact the language is pretty rough too, but fitting for the characters. I liked that Beau is Cajun as were some of the other characters and his slang was used a lot. The nicknames Sam and Beau used made me chuckle… I also liked that some of the stories were about rodeo clowns and not just the riders.

I would have liked a bit more information though as to who all these men were and how they were connected. In the first story, several names were mentioned then the other stories featured some of these men.

I think this is a good book if you’re looking for something short to read. Each story can be read in a few minutes. I like having stories like this around for times I need something quick for the treadmill, filling time between appointments etc.

If you are looking for a book with short stories, hot cowboys, sexy Cajuns, rodeo clowns, bull riders, and you like rough language, and hot mansex this is for you!

Cat in the China Shop by BA Tortuga

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Series: N/A
Author: BA Tortuga
Genre: Contemporary/ Paranormal/ Shapeshifter
Length: Short Story (47 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61040-743-4
Publisher: Torquere Press (April 15, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: 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 to find at the design company is his old flame, Clay.

Clay has changed everything, from his hair color, to the way he eats to escape his past.

Can Brock convince him that it’s better to be himself, and for them to be together?
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Review: This was a cute little story, but I wished it were longer. Although it did give you the point that you needed. Bigotry is all around us not just as humans but as were’s.

Brock was a were-cougar and at one time had been in love with Clay who was a more feline even in his human side. He was considered a freak of nature as you would call it. What Brock had not known was the reason Clay and his family had left the pride.

His parent’s anniversary was coming up and he had wanted to get them something special for it. He had decided to replicate his mother’s china pattern dishes that had been lost in a tornado. What he had not expected was Jean-Claude the man who owned the china shop was in fact Clay. Clay had changed everything including his eyes to escape his past. He had not even shifted in over fifteen years. Now because Brock was back, he wanted to let his cat out. He wanted to eat meat, run in his cat form, and be with the man he had always loved. He however was terrified that to do so would cause him to lose everything again. Brock just had to get him to trust in their love, to trust that he would never let him down again.

I really wished that this story was longer but even in its short form, it was amazing. I would recommend reading this story especially if you love the paranormal worlds, shapes-shifting cats, two hot and sexy men and a heartbreaking story. A heartbreaking story that is over come with love. I can’t wait to check out the rest of BA Tortuga’s stories

Po' Boys Anthology by Tc Blue, Kiernan Kelly, Lydia Nyx, Julia Talbot, and Ba Tortuga

Title:  Po Boys Anthology

Series: N/A

Authors:   T.C. Blue, Kiernan Kelly, Lydia Nyx, Julia Talbot, B.A. Tortuga

Genre: M/M contemporary

Length: eBook, 205 pages

Publisher: Torquere Press

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: New Orleans is beautiful, mysterious, and above all, sexy. Po’ Boys explores all the dark alleys and shadowy cemeteries the city has to offer, with all the heat you expect from the Deep South.

In Ghost Hunting with the Stars by Lydia Nyx, Harley Weston is an average guy. So when Jackson Carney, America’s favorite gay ghost hunter, comes to film a TV show at the haunted French Quarter hotel Harley works in, Harley isn’t impressed. However, Harley does admire Jackson’s surprisingly down-to-earth attitude.

In Bubba’s All Night Diner and Bait Shop, by Kiernan Kelly, you’ll find muffuletta and murder at Bubba’s, where the danger is as thick as the accents, and the sex is as spicy as the jambalaya.

In Sexual Frankenstein, by TC Blue, friends and band mates Darian Jones and Tony Delacourt think they know each other well. When an opportunity for the band falls into their laps, it seems like a dream come true, but between their unacknowledged attraction, and some questionable decisions, they must decide whether to play it safe, or risk it all.

Finally, in Link to the Crescent, by Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga, werewolf Landry is sent to New Orleans from his home in the swamp, told he’ll meet his destiny. What he meets is vampire, Thierry, who might just be exactly what Landry’s looking for.

Let the good times roll!

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Reviewer: Artemis

Review: Having lived in the Gulf Coast area for many years, I fell in love with all things Cajun.  So, I was really looking forward to reading this book. It is made up of 4 different stories, all set in or around New Orleans,

In Ghost Hunting with the Stars, by Lydia Nyx, Harley meets Jackson Carney, America’s favorite gay ghost hunter, and immediately thinks he resembles a perfectly decorated cake.  All pretty on the outside but weirdly fake.  Harley is just an average guy and has no interest in celebrities, but as he gets to know Jackson he starts to realize that America’s favorite gay ghost hunter is really a pretty nice guy.

I loved the author’s writing style and she created two very likeable characters.  They had an easy way of bantering with each other that made me smile.  I also enjoyed the secondary characters she added into the story.  Harley’s best friend Keith was funny and a bit crass and Jackson’s assistant Amanda was slightly scattered and frantic.

This story had a little bit of ghost hunting, a little bit of sex, some real life stuff thrown in and really well written characters and dialogue.  Very enjoyable!

In Bubba’s All Night Diner and Bait Shop by Kiernan Kelly, Jackson shows up at the diner looking for the Malvin brothers and Bubba offers to show him the way to their cabin.  Bubba is the diner’s owner and has an accent as thick as the gumbo they serve.  Jackson looks like an FBI agent, but is really looking for the Malvin brothers to get their signature on the paperwork that will give his company rights to the natural gas reserves hidden underneath the swamp.  Too bad the Malvin brothers are too dead to sign anything!

Bubba and Jackson get acquainted during the murder investigation and subsequent arson investigation and hospital stay.  When the whole thing finally unravels, Bubba and Jackson are more than happy to keep seeing each other, even if they do come from two totally different worlds.

I liked the story the author created and it really was true to life with gators and shotguns and everything else you find in the back woods of the bayou.  I admit, though, I am never a huge fan of trying to read accented speech.  It makes it very realistic, but there are a few too many aint’s in the story.

In Sexual Frankenstein by TC Blue, Darien and Tony have been in the band with each other for a couple of years, each one secretly crushing on the other and assuming they have no chance.  An amazing gig falls in their laps and during the course of the night they find themselves getting involved with other people.  These brief liaisons serve to open their eyes to what they COULD have if they just manage to find the courage to grab it!

When Tony and Damien finally acknowledge their attraction to each other and end up in bed it is sweet and hot and a little bit frantic and even just a tad bit awkward.  Just what you would expect of 2 college kids who have been suffering from unrequited love for the last 2 years!

The author created a group of very likeable characters and I loved that there was an epilogue at the end to let us know how things ended up after the initial craziness of the new relationship.

In Link to the Crescent by Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga, Thierry is bored. He has been around a long time and has lost interest in life.  Landry is a werewolf, sent from his pack, in search of his destiny.  He is young, but denies it, and hungry and wanting to play.  Thierry offers him a nice rare steak and a bit of fun and they quickly move forward to a fiercely loyal and protective relationship. Unfortunately, another pack has already claimed this area for themselves and Landry and Thierry need to stake their own claim.

This was a fast paced story with thoroughly enjoyable characters.  Thierry is protective and loving and Landry is adorably playful and willing to please.  I found it interesting how the author blended the wolf and the human in some scenes.  It was often difficult to determine which one was actually in charge.  Throughout the story, I could really feel how much they cared for each other.  I wish the story had gone a little farther, I didn’t want it to end!

These four stories are all very different, but if you love the bayou and all things Cajun I think you will really have fun with this anthology!