Dale Chase Strokes
Disturbing the Peace
Lawmen in the old west faced more than bank robbers and rowdy drunks, as shown in these stories that bring to life the heat and heart behind the badge.
Available from Bold Strokes Books
Down on his luck in Contention, Arizona, young Luke Jarrett is encouraged by Marshal Clay Callahan to take a job as a drummer at Miz Fuller's place, even though what he'll be selling is himself. Looking to make money so he can move on, Luke is soon the house's most popular boy. Marshal Callahan is a regular customer, though his attentions are far more than quick satisfaction. As he and Luke develop an understanding, jealousies arise within the household, ultimately leading to violence that turns Luke from the life. But can he turn from Clay Callahan?
The last person cattle drover Tad Albright expects to see in a Cheyenne, Wyoming saloon is Clay Hecker, the lover he shot, and believed killed, twelve years before. While welcoming the knowledge that he’s no murderer, Tad doesn’t welcome the man whose betrayal prompted the shooting. As past mixes with present, passion ignites, but sex isn’t the cure-all it once was. Tempers flare, a fistfight ensues as they attempt to resolve a past that seems beyond resolution. Love does have a chance, but it’s no longer the stuff of youth. Can these men accept a healed-over wounded kind?
Outfielder Tommy Knox is said to "own" pitcher Wayne Kerley because he always hits well when Wayne is on the mound. What the public doesn't know is that the two men have long been involved in a committed, loving relationship. They met and fell in love while playing in the minor leagues, but were called up to the majors and now play for opposing teams.Tommy and Wayne have managed to stay together through twelve closeted years. Being on different teams means they have to spend most of the baseball season apart. In the final year of his contract, Wayne considers retirement as his career begins to wind down. The thought of life without baseball seems nearly impossible, but he keeps his fears and dread to himself. Tommy still has two years left of his contract, and all the successes, defeats, and injuries that entails. Can the two reconcile their love of each other and the game?
Available from JMS Books
A River of Time
It's 1895 when Luke Straily returns to Gunnison, Colorado, after a twelve-year absence and reluctantly heads to the cattle ranch owned by Jack Hinch, the only man he’s ever loved. Looking to make amends for an intolerable act, Luke hires on at the ranch, but Jack makes it perfectly clear he's unable to forgive or forget just yet.I t'll take everything in Luke's power to set things right with the man he wronged and placed in jeopardy before he ran away, but he aims to earn back Jack's trust no matter the personal cost. Complicating matters, though, is ranch foreman Tim Dutcher, who’s been enjoying a sexual relationship with the handsome rancher during the intervening years and thoroughly resents Luke's intrusion. As Luke and Jack gradually rebuild their severed friendship and renew their former passion, jealousy flares, leading to a volatile confrontation. Can the men settle matters without any shots being fired?
Available from JMS Books
Hot in the Saddle
Four Scorching Hot Erotic Tales from the Wild West. Collection includes; A Hard Loving Man, The Man I know, Dime Novel, Lonely as God.
Shaming the Devil
Dodge City gambler Duke Standing is slick at cards and slicker with men, but cattle drover Lloyd Kurland throws him by standing up for him in court and then saving him from yet another quick-triggerd loser. Though Duke resists, he ultimately gives way to this formidable man, allowing love to take him over. In the throes of new happiness, he disregards further threats to his life even as Lloyd insists on vigilance. He’s there to protect his man, and it may cost him his life.
A Private Business: Victorian Erotica
Lonely as God
When you're out on the trail, sometimes you ain't got no choice but to find love in the arms of another man just to stop yourself from being lonely as God.
A Hard Loving Man
Dodge City bank clerk Gordon Howsley leads a life of quiet routine, each evening feasting on the sight of rugged men in the Long Branch Saloon before going home to wife and children. A welcome breach occurs when outlaw Tom Stoddard robs the bank and takes Howsley hostage. Holed up in a remote hideout, Stoddard discovers Howsley to be a most willing captive and the two embark on a sexual adventure in which Howsley sees his dreams of manly satisfaction fulfilled at last. But when the law intrudes and Stoddard is jailed, how far will Howsley go to be reunited with the man he loves?
Dime Novelist Benedict Bright has brought fame to Arizona Marshal Evan Teague but when he ventures west to meet the man he's written about, he finds he's done his subject wrong and further, that Teague is determined to set things right.
Coming to Grief
Thrown together on the road between Laramie and Cheyenne, cowboy Johnny Anglim is smitten with the powerfully masculine Laz Kincaid, who’s grieving for the horse he’s had to shoot. Doubling up, the two reach a town where passion ignites, yet Laz, despite the intimacy, remains distant. Eventually the pair reach Cheyenne where Deputy Wade Rowley warns Johnny off Laz, declaring only he can reach the walled-off Civil War veteran. Johnny realizes he’s caught in a triangle that may prove dangerous, yet he refuses to let Laz go, bringing on further grief.
The Man I Know
Gene Hardy's lover, deputy Bud Silvey, is a good man. An honest man. A man of the law. Or is he? What secrets is Bud keeping? Is he the courageous deputy he claims to be, or a train robber on the run? And is his love for Gene real...or just another lie?