Paper Hearts

Blurb:

You never forget your first love. No matter how hard you try.

The day of his high school graduation after getting caught making out with a boy in his parent’s kitchen, Benny Quintaña left his best friend (and unrequited crush) Mikey behind when he stormed off in a righteous teenage rage and joined the Marines.

One dishonorable discharge and a few alcohol-soaked years later, things are looking up. He’s almost a year sober. He has a new job in a new town where no one knows his history of failure. He’s totally got this.

When the smoking hot masked man he hooks up with in the bathroom of a club turns out to be his ex-best friend Mikey, Benny's world explodes. When he meets Mikey's four-year-old daughter and realizes he loves her as much as he still loves Mikey, Benny realizes he’s screwed in more ways than one.

Country Boy

Blurb:

Sometimes the toughest thing to believe in is yourself.

The first time Paul Dyson met Robbie Rhodes, they ended up naked in Robbie’s bed. The last time they met, on the ice the morning after, Paul punched Robbie in the face and called him something he’d rather not repeat.

Two years later, they’re teammates and Paul is so deep in the closet he'll need a roadmap to find his way out again.

Robbie might be his compass. But to be with Robbie, Paul will have to turn his back on his family and everything he’s ever believed in.

It’s going to take a lot of faith to find their way together in this shiny new world.

Country Boy is a love story about figuring out who you are, who you want to be, and how to get there. It contains sweet hockey plays, a 1976 Corvette Stingray, fancy underwear, and the journey of a lifetime.

Paper Roses

Blurb:

First comes love, then comes marriage. Assuming you survive the wedding.

Mikey Washington really does want to be married.The whole thing had been his idea in the first place. So maybe “Do you want to marry me or not, pendejo?” wasn’t the world’s most romantic proposal, but Mikey had meant every word of it. Besides, Benny Quintaña had been making Mikey crazy since they were twelve-years-old. Mikey was used to it.

So why did planning this wedding feel like facing a firing squad?

When Benny had asked Mikey to marry him, Mikey’s answer had been “I’m going to fucking kill you.” 

“Is that a yes?” Benny had asked. He liked to be clear on things. 

“Yeah, for real, even though you’re an idiot,” Mikey had answered. That sounded like true love to Benny.

So why does Benny have the feeling Mikey has one foot out the door?

Bonus Honeymoon in Puerta Vallarta chapters included! (You knew they'd make it, right?)

*****

Paper Roses is a direct sequel to Paper Hearts but can be read as a stand alone.

Spirit of the Rodeo: A love story with ghosts

Blurb:

Love and betrayal. Broken hearts and broken promises.

Jason walked out of ex-cop and PI Danny King’s life seven years ago after Danny gave into years of wanting and kissed him. But now Jason is back in town, haunted by a past he won’t talk about, and Danny doesn’t know where they stand. 

When a friend asks him to investigate some slashed tires and spectral sightings at a gay rodeo school, Danny says yes. With Jason’s help, figuring out the cause of a little ghostly vandalism should be easy. After all, Jason has been talking to ghosts for his whole life. 

But nothing’s easy between Jace and Danny anymore. Danny wants Jason more than ever. And Jason is giving Danny some serious mixed signals.

With a vengeful ghost bent on murder and old secrets threatening to erupt, Danny and Jason are at the center of a maelstrom, and they may not make it out alive.