The old west fascinates me and it is great fun to write a tale set in that time and place now and then. I know, most readers seem to go for more modern cowboys, and I’ll have to admit that I do too when it comes to male companionship 😉 but some imagination and make believe is fun too.
In Chap, I have a young man coming all the way from England to claim his inheritance from an uncle he barely knew, a ranch near the small town of Ashfork in north central Arizona. He is the “chap” and in the course of the tale, chaps play a key role in several scenes and eventually he earns the respect of his foreman and the other cowboys who call him “The Chap in Chaps” with both affection and admiration.
Here is a link to the book, a current release from JMS books. I’ll follow that with a blurb and the cover. With his incredible magic, my favorite cover artist, Trace Zaber, actually got a background that really looks like the country in which I set this story! And the guy in the chaps may not be a bare chested hunk but I can still drool and dream!! A man in well fitted jeans will start my motor with ease!
Get it here! https://www.jms-books.com/products_new.html
Blurb: In 1910, Charles Smythe inherits a ranch from his late uncle. With some misgivings about leaving his life in England, he finally arrives in Arizona Territory only to meet one of his employees, an experienced hired hand named Sombra. In Sombra, Charles finds not only the perfect man to teach him all he needs to know about ranching, but also the masterful lover he has always craved. Can he build a real relationship this time, especially with a man so different?
As a youth, Sombra fled his New England home in disgrace when his first homosexual affair become public knowledge. Upon arriving in Arizona, he found employment with Dabney Darwin, Charles’s uncle, and the kindly English expatriate fashioned him into the son he never had. But when Dab’s nephew arrives to assume ownership of the property, Sombra is not sure how to take young Charles.
Yet he soon discovers that “taking Charles” is exactly what they both need … and desperately desire.