Bloody Queens [MultiFormat]
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eBook by India Harper
eBook Category: Erotica/Exhibitionist-Voyeur Erotica/Historical Fiction
eBook Description: Recently discharged from the Union Army, Barrett Jennings is looking for a fresh start in a new place. After a chance encounter, Barrett ends up taking the job as the first sheriff of the small mining town of Danvers, Wyoming. Arriving with his few belongings and the promise of steady pay, Barrett has no idea what lies ahead.
Mordecai Jones has lived and breathed the theater from an early age. Leaving Chicago for the freedom and possibility of the West, Mordecai opened the Queen of Hearts theater to bring a bit of culture to the dusty town. And in Danvers he can finally play the role he desires on his own stage.
When Barrett meets Mordecai, the two men instantly connect, but their fledgling relationship is tested when first one girl and then another is brutally murdered, coming ever closer to Barrett and Mordecai. As the sheriff, Barrett has a job to do, but will Mordecai get in his way?
Genres: Gay / Historical / The Old West / The Arts / Mystery / Detective / Exhibitionism / Public Places
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Published: 2011
Fictionwise Release Date: November 2011
3 Reader Ratings:
"4.5 Stars!...An atmospheric, visual, detailed enjoyable novella with a very attractive cast. The writers have to get a lot of information out there and in quite a short space. There is backstory for both main characters, which allows us to get to know them better, and the supporting cast is well drawn with extra sympathetic touches to increase the reader's depth of interest. I really liked the descriptive details that are skillfully displayed. I found the writing to be very visual and cinematic. Recommended."--Raine, Reviews By Jessewave
"Why the costume?"
Mordecai grinned over his shoulder. "How else am I going to get that many men lusting after me?"
Barrett focused on his task. "All depends on the type of man you're after."
"Someone who isn't scared off."
"Hepzibah doesn't strike me as all that frightening."
"The men interested in her aren't usually very happy to find out the truth. The men interested in me ... well, most of them aren't any better than those who desire Hepzibah."
"Do you blame them?"
"No. Which is why I wanted to feel you out tonight. Before I went to all the effort of courting you."
"Is that what you planned to do?"
Mordecai turned, holding the gown and corset with almost feminine modesty around his waist. "It depended on how you responded. If you were attracted to Sarah--who, as she rightly points out, is every man's type--then I wouldn't have bothered. If you'd been more interested in Hepzibah, then I might still have courted you as her to see how far I would get."
"I'm not really interested in either." He was surprised to find how close they had gotten, but he didn't pull away.
"But you aren't repulsed." Mordecai studied Barrett's mouth. "Maybe I'll let you do the courting instead, Sheriff."
"The name's Barrett," he said, catching hold of the material at Mordecai's waist and hauling him flush.
"Oh, I know who you are, Sheriff Jennings." He dipped his head to tease at Barrett's ear. "But I think I'll save your Christian name for sometime a little more ... intimate."