Author: Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders #0.5
Publisher: Ridgeview Publishing
Release Date: June 10, 2020
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Their love story sparked a brushfire that grew into the legacy of Lorelei James's Rough Riders series. This standalone historical romance is a prequel to the McKay family saga.
The West doesn't get much wilder than Silas McKay. He's earned his cowboy reputation not just as a rancher, but as a brawling card sharp who's short on cash but long on charm. And just as soon as he claps eyes on the pretty new schoolteacher? Well, Dinah Thompson is about to discover what courtin's like McKay-style--sweet, hot and passionate.
Luckily, Dinah's got the sass and sense to stand up to Silas's shenanigans. She relocated to rural Wyoming to teach and become a self-reliant woman, not to spend her nights dreaming about that blue-eyed rogue and his ranchwork honed-body. But Silas McKay's powerful appeal and tempting promises convince Dinah to recklessly go all in with him.
When Silas's long-standing rivalry with Zeke West puts Dinah, Silas and his twin brother Jonas in danger, each one is forced to make difficult decisions about taking a chance to build their legacy... and a love that transcends time.
Title: Silver-Tongued Devil
Series: Rough Riders #0.5
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Author: Lorelei James
Release Date: June 10, 2020
One lucky woman is in for the ride of her life with three sexy cowboys…
During summer break, wannabe wild woman Channing Kinkaid is offered the chance to shed her inhibitions and horse around on the road with a real chaps-and-spurs wearing rodeo cowboy.
From the moment Colby McKay—bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper—sets his lust-filled eyes on the sweet and fiery Channing, he knows she’s up to the challenge of being his personal buckle bunny. But he also demands that his rodeo traveling partners, Trevor and Edgard are allowed to join in their no-holds-barred sexcapades.
Although Channing secretly longed to be the sole focus of more than one man’s passions, all is not as it seems with the sexy trio. Colby’s demand for her complete submission behind closed doors tests her willful nature, and his sweet-talking ways burrow into her heart.
Will Colby have to break out the bullropes and piggin’ string to convince this headstrong filly that the road to true love doesn’t have to be as elusive as that championship belt buckle?
Warning: This story has tons of explicit sex, graphic language that’d make your mama blush, light bondage, ménage a trois, and—yee-haw!—hot nekkid cowboy man-love.
Workin’ up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin’ cowboy…
Widowed, struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down former bull rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: it won’t be a strictly working relationship. She’s the boss during the day, but once she’s corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots.
Meanwhile, Carter McKay is spending his summer at the Bar 9 Ranch preparing for an art show. But he’s definitely not prepared for the immediate visceral connection he feels to Cash’s sexy and sassy daughter Macie Honeycutt. Lust flares between them and Macie proves she’s up for any dirty fun and games that sweet and wild Carter dreams up.
Gemma struggles with her feelings for Cash–except this time, Cash has grabbed the bull by the horns. He has to convince Gemma he’s playing for keeps.
The more time Macie spends with Carter the harder she falls for him. But will the brooding artist understand that trust is just as important as love?
It’s going to be a long, hot summer in Wyoming.
Warning: This book contains explicit sex nine ways ’til Sunday, inventive rope play, graphic language, ménage a trois, and all sorts of fun and kinky cowboy stuff.
Ridin’ the edge of lust is fun… until someone falls in love.
For years, goody-two boots AJ Foster wished her dream man Cord McKay would see her beyond the girl in pigtails. Now that she’s old enough to stake her claim on him, she challenges the cowboy to teach her how to ride—and she doesn’t mean horses.
Saddled with running the McKay ranch, dealing with the wild behavior of his brother and cousins, and raising his young son alone, divorced rancher Cord has sworn off all women. Yet AJ’s innocence and sexual curiosity is a temptation he can’t resist.
From the start of their bedroom games, they’re both aware the pull between them goes deeper than just smokin’ hot sex. Although the sexy cowgirl sets his blood ablaze, Cord is determined to withstand AJ’s efforts to lasso his battered heart. But AJ isn’t willing to settle for less than the whole shootin’ match with her western knight.
Sweet AJ has the power to heal—or heel—the gruff cowboy…unless Cord’s pride keeps him from admitting their relationship is more than a simple roll in the hay.
The strongest bonds are the ones unseen…
Businesswoman Skylar Ellison never intended to get tangled up with a sexy Wyoming cowboy—let alone conceive a baby with him in the parking lot of a honky-tonk. When it appears her baby daddy has taken off for greener pastures, Skylar pulls up her bootstraps and carries on alone.
Rancher Kade McKay is knocked for a loop when he returns home after a year on the range and finds out he’s the father of a three-month-old baby girl. When Skylar refuses to marry him, Kade grits his teeth, moves in and plays house by her rules to prove he’s a man in for the long haul.
Despite Skylar’s insistence they are to remain strictly parenting partners for baby Eliza, their old passions flare hot as a prairie fire, spurring Kade to demand total sexual surrender from the headstrong woman. Skylar willingly submits her body to the hot-blooded cowboy, but she’s hesitant to hand Kade the reins to her heart.
Can Kade convince Skylar the wicked sex games aren’t a temporary distraction? Or will he have to break out the ropes to show her he wants to be tied to her… forever?
Torn between the love he has… and the love he’s always wanted.
Chassie West Glanzer hasn’t been a stranger to tragedy. So a year of wedded bliss to sexy-as-sin cowboy Trevor Glanzer has brought her the happiness and contentment she never thought she’d find. And running a ranch has mellowed Trevor’s rodeo wanderlust. Then Trevor’s old roping partner ambles up the driveway—throwing Chassie’s life into chaos.
Trevor never expected to see Edgard Mancuso again, after it became clear he couldn’t be the man Edgard needed. Now Edgard has returned from Brazil to sort out their tangled past. Although Trevor is hat-over-bootheels in love with his sweet, feisty wife, he’s plagued by feelings for Edgard he thought he’d buried years ago.
Chassie’s shock that Edgard and Trevor were once lovers turns to fear of losing her husband. Or worse, fear that Trevor will stay with her only out of a sense of duty. Edgard wasn’t sure how he’d feel about Trevor’s wife, but the more time he spends with the big-hearted cowgirl, the deeper their connection becomes. As the three of them test their intimate boundaries together, the sins of the past blur and fade, leaving raw emotion—and unbridled passion.
Passion that could heal them…or cause irreparable damage to their future.
It’s hard to trust the future… when you’ve been branded by the past.
Tattoo artist India Ellison is well acquainted with preconceived notions. As a walking advertisement for the tattoo shop she’s set up in a small Wyoming town, she’s used to off-color comments about her colorful tats and hair. Still, life is good. She’s clean and sober, dotes on her sister’s kids and best of all, spends most of her free time with her best buddy, Colt McKay.
Reformed bad boy rancher Colt never expected three years of sobriety to lead to three years of abstinence. Curbing his craving for booze is nothing compared to the ever-increasing craving for his hot-tempered, hot-bodied best friend, India. Too bad she hasn’t a clue that Colt’s been head-over-bootheels in love with her from day one.
After an unexpected, steamy interlude, all India can think about is riding the sexy cowboy as hard and fast as her motorcycle. But Colt is determined to show her a slower ride is worth the wait.
The friendship that helped them conquer their past is about to be tested… by the new addiction they feel to each other.
Tough, taciturn… And a fool for letting her go…
Wyoming rancher Quinn McKay was biding his time until his levelheaded wife came to her senses and called a halt to this trial separation—never believing their marital rough patch would drag on for a coon’s age.
Libby McKay knew when she married the gruff, laid-back cowboy that he wasn’t prone to blathering on about his feelings. But three months have passed and her stubborn-as-a-mule husband is still living by himself in the horse trailer. It seems he’d rather hold onto his pride than hold onto her.
When Quinn realizes Libby is determined to move on if he doesn’t change, he offers her one weekend of uninterrupted sexual decadence to rekindle their love life and to hash out their differences.
Reigniting the passion is easy. The hard part comes after the sheets have cooled and they find out if what remains is strong enough to survive past mistakes…
The bigger they are, the harder they fall—in love.
Soldier Cameron McKay has found his niche, and it ain’t ropin’ steers and wearin’ spurs. His deputy sheriff job—and the injuries that ended his military career—keep him right where he wants to be: off the ranch and away from his family’s pity. His darkest war memories are on lockdown, leaving him skeptical he’ll ever find a woman that wants a man who’s less than whole.
Orphaned in the Ukraine at age eleven, Domini Katzinski has had to control every aspect of her life since emigrating to the U.S. Watching others’ relationships crumble has convinced her to focus on the short-term—and find a take-charge man to whom she can relinquish total sexual control. Cam fits the bill: gorgeous, with a brooding vulnerability no one else seems to see.
Once Cam gets over his surprise that sweet, shy Domini wants to be dominated, he’s back to issuing orders. Their passion burns as hot as a rocket-propelled grenade—and if Domini has her way, it’ll be a one-shot deal.
Cam is ready to launch a full-out sensual assault to make her his, but when tragedy strikes, he’ll have to keep their past demons from blowing their future together all to hell…
One hot-blooded cowgirl and one cool-headed businessman in a stripped-down, revved-up game of sexual truth or dare.
As the lone girl in the prolific McKay family, Keely McKay doesn’t need another man giving her orders. What she does need is a restoration specialist to help her open her physical therapy clinic—and that expert is none other than buttoned-down, uptight Jack Donohue—her brother’s best friend and a certified pain in her Wranglers.
Jack is this close to securing a career-defining project, until he learns his bachelor status puts him out of contention. When the notoriously hot-bodied-but-hot-tempered Keely begs him for help, he proposes a crazy idea; he’ll personally oversee her restoration—if she acts the part of his fiancée.
Their sizzling lust overtakes common sense and suddenly they’ve gone from from butting heads to knocking boots, but outside the bedroom they’re as mismatched as ever. The McKays remind Jack of the humble upbringing he left behind, and country girl Keely feels she doesn’t measure up to Jack’s big-city expectations.
As the dust settles, Jack and Keely worry they’re not fooling anyone but themselves. Can they stop pretending long enough to see that they’ve stumbled on to the real deal?
She surrendered the reins. Now he’s raising the stakes.
When attorney Ginger Paulson slips head-over-high-heels down a flight of stairs, she has no one to care for her young son…until lethally sexy Kane McKay shows up, determined to prove his cowboy chivalry. Past experience has inoculated her against take-charge men, but even Ginger isn’t immune to Kane’s Built Ford Tough body.
For two years rancher Kane McKay has followed the Little Buddies mentoring program’s cardinal rule—hands off his Little Buddy Hayden’s mama. But one look at Ginger’s bruised body and Kane is through watching the stubborn woman take care of everyone but herself. The feisty, curvy redhead needs his help and he’ll give her the hands-on type whether she likes it or not.
Now Kane’s throwing out the doctor’s orders and issuing his own demands—her full sexual submission. Can the former hell-raiser convince the gun-shy single mom to look beyond his past…toward a shared future?
Keely McKay Donohue is enduring the longest wedding reception of her life: her own. The only saving grace is that the sexy Jack Donohue is finally hers. Usually her hunky man gives her everything she wants, so why is her groom denying her the one thing she wants right now—sneaking off for a quickie to officially consummate their union as husband and wife?
Jack thought his secretive wait-for-the-honeymoon plan was romantic, until he realizes he’s only put Keely in a fighting mood. If he wants to get back on his temperamental bride’s good side, he’d better find a way to sweep his cowgirl off her boots… fast.
Good girls can play rough too…
Jessie McKay’s marriage to Luke McKay wasn’t perfect. After two years as a widow, she’s decided it’s time to kick up her bootheels—until Luke’s younger brother shows up to ruin her fun. But if Brandt thinks she’ll take orders from another McKay man, he’s got manure for brains.
Brandt McKay has avoided his sweet, sexy sister-in-law ever since confessing that his feelings for her weren’t the brotherly type. But when he’s faced with proof of Luke’s infidelity, Brandt is forced to ask for Jessie’s help taking care of Luke’s young son. Jessie agrees on one condition—she wants Brandt’s boots under her bed for the duration.
The sexual chemistry that’s always simmered between them combusts. Brandt is ready to make the temporary situation permanent and prove to Jessie he’s the one-woman man his brother couldn’t be. And Jessie is shaken by feelings she’s sworn never to have again for any man…especially a McKay.
The chase is on…
Professional bull rider Chase McKay has finally found a situation too big to charm his way out of. Literally caught with his pants down, he finds himself bucked right off the PBR tour until he can improve his reputation—and his riding.
Hollywood actress Ava Cooper becomes the tabloids’ favorite target when her longtime boyfriend is outed as gay. Now she needs a place to lay low and a chance to prove to herself that she can satisfy a red-blooded man between the sheets. The sexy, rugged cowboy she finds holed up in her Wyoming hideaway seems like the answer to her every fantasy.
When they hit the road to get Chase more hands-on experience, they have every intention of keeping their hands off of each other. But the two headstrong stars quickly end up riding a hot and heavy rodeo circuit all their own. After the press gets wind of the affair, will their reputations—and their growing feelings—survive another round of scandal?
Warning: Strap in, another hot McKay is about to bust out of the gate and this bull rider knows a thing or two about riding hard…
His rough touch makes her lose control…
In Sundance, Wyoming, you can’t throw a boot without hitting a McKay cowboy, so Ben McKay is used to fading into the background. Except at The Rawhide Club, he’s known as Bennett, an imposing Dom surrounded by female subs eager for the attention of his long…whip.
Ainsley Hamilton is amazed by how well Bennett read her every secret yearning—and she’s stunned when they come face to face in Sundance. Now Ben’s urging her to explore her submissive side outside the club, and there’s something in his commanding gaze that makes it too easy to let him take the reins—of her fantasies and her pleasure.
Can Ben help Ainsley overcome her fear that a relationship built on dark sexual appetites won’t survive the light of day?
Once she led him around by a string. Now he’s the one holding the reins.
Georgia Hotchkiss swore wild horses couldn’t drag her back to Sundance, Wyoming. So it’s ironic she’s forced to take a rodeo PR job in her former hometown—right before her ten-year class reunion. The only thing worse than facing her cheating ex-husband? Showing up to the reunion without a date.
Tell McKay had it so bad for Georgia “Hot Lips” Hotchkiss during high school that he let her run roughshod over him. But he’s no longer that easily manipulated boy—these days he’s earned a reputation with the ladies that lives up to the McKay last name. He agrees to escort her to the reunion—with one stipulation. Georgia has to prove she’s left behind the goody-goody cheerleader of the past—by sharing his bed.
Their sexual chemistry burns so bright, they barely notice that the reunion has come and gone, and now they’re tangled up in another dreaded “R” word—relationship. But if Tell wants to get the girl this time around, he’ll have to come up with a whole new set of knots to tie up her heartstrings.
She’s a little bit country, and he’s… not.
Arizona businessman and long-lost McKay love child Gavin Daniels has been awarded sole custody of his teenage daughter, Sierra. In order to steer her back on track after a brush with the law, he heads to Wyoming…even if he isn’t sure where they fit in the McKay dynamic. But he’s thrown for a loop when his new housemate, Rielle, is a whole lot sexier than he remembered.
Rielle Wetzler has finally overcome the stigma of having hippie parents and being a young single mother. But now Gavin is in Sundance to claim the house that’s rightfully his. Rielle knew this day would come, but she isn’t prepared to leave the home she built for herself. And to further complicate matters, her long-dormant libido is definitely not ready to live with this newly buff Gavin—who has the take-charge attitude to prove he’s all McKay.
Sharing a roof is too much temptation, and before long, Gavin and Rielle are sharing a bed. But are they ready to share their hearts, lives and families forever?
Short Rides is an anthology compilation of two novellas and one short story in the Rough Riders world. These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories, but are a peek into favorite character’s lives after the happily ever after…
The stories included in the Short Rides anthology are:
King of Hearts — Deputy Cam McKay deals with a murder/suicide case on Valentine’s Day.
Rough Road — Chassie, Trevor and Edgard Glanzer spend a romantic weekend away from the ranch and kids celebrating their anniversary… only to return home to face their biggest challenge yet.
All Knocked Up — Keely and Jack Donohue are having a baby. Given Keely’s raging pregnancy hormones, will Jack need to wear a cup in the delivery room?
The last McKay standing is knocked to his knees…
Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he’d love for the rest of his life…only it wasn’t his bride. That’s when he took the McKays’ love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation to new heights—fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming.
Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a chance to prove to everyone—especially the woman he thought he lost—that he’s a changed man.
Aurora “Rory” Wetzler has fallen for cowboy hottie Dalton’s smooth-talkin’ ways too many times. So he’s determined to convince her he’s playing for keeps this go around? Fine. She’ll call that bluff—she can’t ignore their intense chemistry or resist smokin’ hot sex, but she’s not willing to gamble her heart again.
Dalton has plenty of fences to mend with the McKays, but his biggest fear is that Rory doesn’t believe they have a future. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to show her they belong together for the long haul.
Warning: Contains a sexy cowboy who tames his sassy lady love with his romantic and his kinky side. In explicit detail.
A love story that spans fifty years…
The moment Carson McKay saw the sexy blonde at the dance hall he wanted to throw her over his saddle and gallop hell-for-leather to the closest church. Given his reputation as a lover and a fighter—not necessarily in that order—it wasn’t surprising she gave him the cold shoulder. But he definitely wasn’t expecting the right hook when he goes to steal a kiss.
Carolyn West might look sweet and innocent, but she’s no fool. The good-looking cowboy with the heart-stopping smile didn’t really want to marry her; he just wanted to take her for a test ride. But when he kisses her a second time, she can’t fight her burning attraction to him…until she learns he’s one of the McKay cowboys she’s been warned about.
Carson doesn’t care about the long-standing feud between their families—he knows Carolyn is meant to be his. And the more intimate they become, the more Carolyn sees the real man behind the reputation—a man who wants the same forever connection she does…a man who will stay by her side and give her the love of a lifetime.
The right love is worth the wait…
Calvin McKay can’t understand his twin brother’s rush toward the altar—until he lays eyes on the bride’s younger sister. But she’s far too innocent for him to pursue…and yet something about that little blonde tornado gets his blood pumping and his heart all twisted up.
Kimi West is used to boys chasing after her, but Cal McKay is a man—all man—and his hot kisses are like nothing she’s ever experienced. But he’s a rancher, tied to the land, and she can’t wait for the day she can escape from Wyoming and see the world.
After a tragedy sends Kimi running from her family, Cal gives Kimi a place to stay—and oh so many tantalizing reasons to stay—while she sorts out her plans. Now she’ll have to decide whether the adventure she wants is in a new frontier or right there by Cal’s side.