Bonnie Dee
New Release: The Cowboy and the City Slicker

About a year ago I thought I’d try writing a contemporary western with a view to submit to Hallmark’s new publishing arm. Try as I might, I couldn’t keep from including more steaminess than is acceptable for this particular publisher. I shelved the story for a while then went back to it and wrote it my way. I hope long time readers don’t mind the break from historical. If The Cowboy and the City Slicker proves popular, I have a  more ideas for characters who could visit Rancho Verde and find their own romance. In fact, I started one, but I would like to know there’s an audience for this sort of thing before I go too far. Let me know if you like this new direction. If you read it, drop a review at Goodreads or Amazon.

Here’s what reviewers are saying:

If you like sweet romances told with a good deal of humor, if strangers who seem to be totally at odds from their behavior to their objectives in life are your thing, and if you’re looking for a highly entertaining read with a touch of drama, a fabulous cast of characters, and a wonderful ending, then you will probably like this novel. – Rainbow Book Reviews, Serena

I enjoyed the ending and especially the epilogue, which gives us a very satisfying HEA for Matthew and Alex. – Gay Book Reviews, CrabbyPatty

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Phin’s Christmas available now

It’s barely November but if you’re ready to start getting in the holiday spirit, try Phin’s Christmas. This sequel to The Artist also features characters from The Medium.

Excited to celebrate his first Christmas with his true love, Phin Abernathy searches for the perfect gift for Teddy, the artist who saved him from solitude (The Artist). But his happy holiday dreams are soon threatened.

After a year of living on his own, then with his beloved partner, Phin has mostly banished his negative view of himself.  He and Teddy are happily saving toward a house they can share, when a chance encounter with a stranger raises Phin’s old ghosts of doubt, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

Struggling to quell such negative spirits, Phin focuses on volunteering at a children’s shelter. But when he sees his Teddy and handsome Justin Crump (The Medium) in a suspicious situation, it is difficult to control his racing thoughts. Belief in Teddy’s love for him wars with Phin’s fear his lover wants something more.

Phin must decide how far he is willing to go to keep Teddy in his life, and truly embrace his own worth before he can ever celebrate the season.

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99 cent Halloween Special

Eerie haunting. A perfect read for Halloween – only 99 cents at Amazon.

To win a heart, he must risk his soul…
Cast out of his family for being a freak, psychic Justin Crump helps others find peace by using his ability. When he’s called upon to release a distressed soul from a haunted house, a child’s angry spirit draws him into a dark mystery. Equally intriguing is the skeptical homeowner, Albert. A man who has buried his sexuality deeper than the grave.
Albert Henderson humors his mother’s wishes by inviting the medium for a visit. While he doubts Justin’s gifts, he can’t deny one truth: the man stirs desire in him that Albert has spent a lifetime denying. Slowly, the walls of his proper life crumble. And when Justin proposes some emotion-free experimentation, neither imagines it might lead to love…and danger.
After learning the terrifying truth about the deceased child’s persecutor, the two men pursue a perpetrator of great evil. When they coax a confession from their quarry, the vengeful spirit unleashes power nearly beyond control. To free the earthbound ghost from the past that holds it shackled, Justin must risk his own soul. And Albert must find the courage to break free of the chains of doubt that will deny him and Justin the future of which they once only dreamed.
Warning: Contains theme of child sexual abuse.

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The Medium visits Victorian spiritualism

Like ghost stories? Spirits seeking revenge on their living persecutors? Opposites attracting? A story with a metaphysical bent? Check out The Medium, my latest gay historical about a skeptic and a psychic finding common ground.

To win a heart, he must risk his soul…

Cast out of his family for being a freak, psychic Justin Crump helps others find peace by using his ability. When he’s called upon to release a distressed soul from a haunted house, a child’s angry spirit draws him into a dark mystery. Equally intriguing is the skeptical homeowner, Albert. A man who has buried his sexuality deeper than the grave.

Albert Henderson humors his mother’s wishes by inviting the medium for a visit. While he doubts Justin’s gifts, he can’t deny one truth: the man stirs desire in him that Albert has spent a lifetime denying. Slowly, the walls of his proper life crumble. And when Justin proposes some emotion-free experimentation, neither imagines it might lead to love…and danger.

After learning the terrifying truth about the deceased child’s persecutor, the two men pursue a perpetrator of great evil.  When they coax a confession from their quarry, the vengeful spirit unleashes power nearly beyond control. To free the earthbound ghost from the past that holds it shackled, Justin must risk his own soul. And Albert must find the courage to break free of the chains of doubt that will deny him and Justin the future of which they once only dreamed.

Warning: Contains mention of child sexual abuse.

AMAZON

BARNES AND NOBLE

iBOOKS

SMASHWORDS

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The Fortune Hunter live now

Check out The Fortune Hunter, available everywhere now.

A man with nothing finds everything.

Abandoned at birth, WWI veteran Hal Stanton faces bleak employment prospects in post-war London. Desperation spurs him to reinvent himself to hook a wealthy wife, one he will be devoted to even if he feels no real passion. But when he meets his fiance’s cousin, Julian Needham, it’s all he can do to keep his heart in check and his eye on the prize.

From the moment he’s introduced to the charming stranger Margaret plans to marry, Julian suspects the man’s motives yet fights a relentless attraction. He’s determined to reveal Hal as a fraud but must handle the matter delicately to protect his sweet cousin’s feelings. A weekend at the family estate should allow time and opportunity for him to expose Halstead Wiley.

Even as the men match wits in a battle of attempted unmasking, powerful sexual attraction threatens to overcome them both and win the day. Can a true love connection possibly grow between these adversaries without destroying lives and loved ones?

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