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STRUNG UP is a Blacktop Cowboys Series Novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. Grab your copy today!


About STRUNG UP: A Blacktop Cowboys Novella

From New York Times bestseller Lorelei James…

Rancher Creston Grant retreats from the world after he loses the love of his life….Can his former flame, rodeo cowboy Breck Christianson prove he’s a changed man who can give Cres a second chance at love?

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I have a plethora of Lorelei James’ books on my kindle, but I’ve never read one of them…life, commitments, ARCs – all of the above – have kept James’ books off my radar. So when I saw the chance to read a novella – a M/M novella (one of my favorite genres) – I knew I needed to dive into James’ cowboy world, and I’m SO glad I did!

The Cres Grant and Breck Christianson of four years ago burned up the sheets but then went their separate ways because their lives, their personalities, and their lifestyles couldn’t have been more different. Now, though, after individually hitting rock bottom due to grief, revelations, and a few kicks in the ass, they find themselves given another opportunity to surrender their bodies to one another without boundaries, without limits, and without feelings – at least that’s how their sexual dalliances begin, but when everything is said and done, Cres and Breck will either be strung out on each other or strung up with the realization that it was always more than sex between them.

Cres and Breck’s story may be a short one, but it definitely packs a lot of emotion, steam, and life’s lessons between its pages. Cres and Breck both have quite a bit to work through on their own, which is further complicated by how much they come alive, not only in the bedroom, but also just by being around each other. But anything worth having is worth fighting for, even if that means getting down and dirty, pushing one another to trust in their feelings and surrender to what they truly want from their relationship.

Now that I’ve experienced Lorelei James’ writing and the cowboy world she created, I’m ready for more…more alpha ranchers…more smexy scenes…more rough riding;)

A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

4 Poison Apples




I believe that love is stronger than death.

That had become my mantra, my focal point in the last seven days, ten hours, and thirty-four minutes since the highway patrolman had knocked on my door.

I’m sorry to inform you that Michael Darby was involved in an accident and died at the scene. He listed you as his emergency contact.

The rest of what he’d said had been a blur.

At first I thought there’d been a mistake. Michael Darby and Mick Darby. I’d never called him Michael. He never called himself Michael. So maybe the cops had it wrong. Maybe there was another person’s life they should be destroying with this bad news that their lover was dead.

So I argued.

Then the officer calmly pulled Mick’s driver’s license out of the leather wallet I’d given him for Christmas.

And then I knew it was true.

Mick was dead.

How could he be dead?

How was that f*cking fair? He’d survived four wartime deployments overseas during his military career. Four years in hell. Only to be killed by a jack slipping and crushing him beneath the wheel of a car.

The injustice infuriated me. Mick being a good guy once again. The Samaritan who always stopped to help. Only this time his helpful nature had gotten him killed.

I wanted to yell at him for being so stupid.

But I’d never get to yell at him again. Or laugh with him. Or touch him. Or tell him I loved him.

He knew. Because you reminded him of that every day.

“Let us pray,” the minister announced.


loreleijames-headshotAbout Lorelei James:

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family…and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.

From Lorelei: “Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I’m a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I’m not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.” 

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