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Release Tour: When Lightning Strikes by Darragha Foster

When Lightning Strikes | Darragha Foster

Stable Tales #1

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Release Date: July 1st 2020

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Blurb

Former soldier Johnny Jewell is a gay cowboy who has never been with another man. He kept his desires buried deep, married, had a family and lost everything when he came out. A lightning strike, fire and death burn his already complicated world to white-hot ash.

All he has left now are horses and hard work. After a move across the country, he meets a horse trainer named Sig and finds it’s time to saddle up and face the storm head-on. Will the next lightning strike put him asunder or spark life in the beast within?

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John cracked the whip.

Bear began a slow circle around the shirtless Sig.

“That’s a beautiful horse,” Johnny called.

Sig chuckled. “He is that. If I can train him, he’s sure to be a stud. Joan isn’t pleased with this little beauty’s behaviors. Not only is he ill-behaved in the stable, he’s a terror in the field.”

“What’s he doing?”

“He likes to mount the geldings.”

John laughed. “Equus homosexuales.”

“He’s an opportunistic lover. He’ll drop for mares or geldings. He even drops when you give him grain. This is one horny horse, my Al Dubhe.”

“What’s his name? Not Bear?” John asked, smiling over the horse’s behavior.

“He’s named after a constellation—the Great Bear, or Al Dubhe in Arabic.

And as much as I hate to do it, I’ve got to curtail his bad behavior. Can’t have him dropping in the middle of the show ring and mounting some twelve-year-old’s pony. Upsets the girls and judges. Sig clicked his tongue. “Come on, boy. You can do it. Let’s give you a good sweat.”

“I’ll be sure to keep him away from my mare.” John cracked the whip.

“Around here you might have to watch your back. You never know what might drop right behind you.” Sig winked.

About the Author

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Darragha Foster writes of the strange and unusual–because that’s her life.

Darragha enjoys the twisted and unusual. She finds inspiration all around her. Even in the cold case at the grocer. Where she is no longer welcome. But that’s another story…

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Excellent second chance romance set on a Texas ranch

eMarriage2.jpgWrangling a Groom by D.J. Jamison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The second entry in the Marital Bliss series from DJ Jamison is a completely different kettle of fish than the fake boyfriend trope of book one.

This book is a second chance romance with lots of angst, lots of angry sex and a whole heap of stored up resentment, guilt, angst and – eventually – forgiveness.

I liked it a lot, even though it took a long time for Diego to get out of his own head and realise that things weren’t as black and white as he’d always thought and that a 19-year-old Wyatt was under so much pressure that perhaps walking away wasn’t the best thing to have done.

There’s an instant connection between the two older men when they meet after six years and there’s some ridiculously hot angry sex in a barn which I think is among the best I’ve read from DJ – although I wanted to thump Diego for how he treated Wyatt afterwards.

We get a fair bit of back and forth as Wyatt does his best to demonstrate to Diego that a life together on the ranch can be on the cards for the both of them and that he’s never stopped loving the other man.

My only criticism of this would be that it perhaps became just a slight bit wearing as Diego took a significantly longer time to wake up to the fact that he wasn’t blameless in the situation which had separated the two men when they were still just teenagers.

There’s a lovely guest appearance by Caleb and Justin from book one and I liked the extended set of characters we’re introduced to on the ranch and I’m intrigued as to see where the series goes next.

The obvious character is Mattias but I have absolutely no clue who is going to be the one to take him in hand as neither of the other two relatively young men we met in this book seems a likely candidate!

If you like angsty, chemistry-filled sex but slow burn romance, this one’s the book for you.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Release Blitz: Wrangling A Groom by DJ Jamison

Wrangling A Groom | DJ Jamison

Marital Bliss #2

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Length: 85,000 words approx.

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Blurb

Can two men keep a childhood promise for marital bliss?

Wyatt is overwhelmed after his grandfather dies, leaving him to take over the cattle ranch. The Triple J is floundering, vandals are targeting him, and his first and only love is finally within reach–and still holding a grudge. Wyatt has wanted to marry Diego since they made a childhood pact, but Diego isn’t back for their second chance.

When a funeral calls Diego back to Texas, he comes face-to-face with the cowboy who broke his heart. Resentment has burned inside him for years, but his anger wavers as he realizes just how much Wyatt is struggling to keep his head above water. The man he once loved is lonely and burdened, and Diego feels compelled to help him rediscover the strong, capable rancher he knows him to be.

Hostility gives way to passion, then friendship as they fall into a rhythm of work and sex. Wyatt has renewed hope he might wrangle the man he wants to be his groom. But Diego has a life waiting for him one thousand miles away, and love may not be enough to prevent history from repeating itself.

Wrangling a Groom is Book 2 of the Marital Bliss series, but it can be read as a standalone.

Marital Bliss Series

Book #1 – Surprise Groom –  Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

About the Author

DJ Jamison is the author of more than a dozen m/m romances, including the Ashe Sentinel series and the Hearts and Health series. She writes a variety of queer characters, from gay to bisexual to asexual, with a focus on telling love stories that are more about common ground than lust at first sight.

DJ grew up in the Midwest in a working-class family, and those influences can be found in her writing through characters coping with real-life problems: money troubles, workplace drama, family conflicts and, of course, falling in love. DJ spent more than a decade in the newspaper industry before chasing her first dream to write fiction.

She spent a lifetime reading before that, and continues to avidly devour her fellow authors’ books each night. She lives in Kansas with her husband, two sons, two fish and, regrettably, one snake.

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