“A Prairie Dog’s Love Song” released today as part of Dreamspinner’s advent calendar. It’s a contemporary Christmas novella with a cowboy theme.
Ben Rivers always was a showman. He won awards in 4-H and rodeo competitions from the time he could walk, and he’s happiest in the spotlight. So when he got the chance to be a star—in porn—he took it. He still loves Montana and everything about being a cowboy, but when news of his alternate identity leaks out, he figures he’s lost the town’s goodwill forever. Clyde’s Corner would never accept an openly gay cowboy, even a hometown boy born and bred.
Joshua Braintree always had the notion that he and his best friend’s kid brother, Ben, would end up together. Ben’s always been a diehard cowboy, just like him: they need the land and its freedom as much as they need air. So when Joshua learns Ben moved away from their small Montana town to be a porn star in Vegas, he can hardly believe it. He’s determined to finally declare himself and bring Ben home.
Despite his longtime crush on Joshua, Ben won’t be as easy to tame as Joshua’s “lost cause” horses. It will take a lot of heart and holiday spirit for Joshua to convince Ben that even old prairie dogs can learn new tricks in the name of love.
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Here are some images that I had up on my computer desktop to inspire me as I wrote this story back in June, when there was nary a spring of holly to be found.
Is this Joshua? I dunno, but he sure is inspirational!
This is definitely Ben, and he ended up on the cover.
Townsend, Montana, a model for Clyde’s Corner.
Ben’s apartment building in Vegas.
The rest of these are for mood and a sense of place….
I loved writing in this world. Maybe there’s a sequel here somewhere? I hope you enjoy visiting Clyde’s Corner with Joshua and Ben this Christmas.