Series: ABQ Heat

Set in Albuquerque, NM this series currently has two books. It is not necessary to read the first to enjoy the second, but the couple in the first book play an important part of the secondary plot in the second book, so if you want to get to know them first you can read Paid Leave before Polyester Prince (but again, it isn't necessary).

Albuquerque is the largest city in NM with a population of around 555,000 in an area of about 190 square miles. It's a desert climate with dry, hot summers and mild winters.

Paid Leave
ABQ Heat: Book One
Released May 03, 2013

Albuquerque police officer Benji Miller made the choice to hide his sexuality and devote his life to his career. He guards his secret carefully, believing he is protecting his job and happiness. Then, during a routine traffic stop gone awry, he shoots a suspect and his life spins out of control. A department-mandated paid leave rips away the only distraction he had, and he has to deal with the unsympathetic media who criticize the police department’s every move.

One day, needing to get out of the house, Benji walks into a cafĂ©, where he meets Neal McCoy—a gay man living without shame, unafraid to speak his mind or stand up against prejudice. Benji quickly falls for Neal but struggles to combine his new love interest and his career. With the media threatening the careful illusion he’s built around himself, Benji can’t stand the pressure.

Benji has to decide: sacrifice his happiness in the name of his career and an easy life, or find the courage to give up the lonely existence he knows and take a step into the unknown.
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ISBN-13: 978-1-62380-479-4
Pages: 230
Cover Artist:Paul Richmond
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Polyester Prince
Sequel to Paid Leave
ABQ Heat: Book Two

Released January 24, 2014

Kyle Edington built his life around clubs, alcohol, nameless sex, and turning a blind eye to his future, but having front row access to his best friend’s perfect relationship leaves him wanting something he doesn’t understand—the white picket fence. After an ankle injury hinders his plans for PrideFest and puts his day job selling furniture at risk, Kyle attends Pride anyway to cheer himself up. Leaving his crutches at home was a mistake, though, and he’s shoved off balance and hits his head.

A bike officer keeps him safe until the paramedics arrive. Kyle’s memory of the event is foggy. He doesn’t recall the name or face of his guardian angel, but he definitely remembers the finest polyester-covered ass in all of Albuquerque.

But when he goes in search of his polyester prince, Kyle realizes relationships take hard work. After he learns the name of that perfect ass, a lifetime of avoiding serious boyfriends leaves Kyle second-guessing himself and making difficult decisions about what he wants for his future.

ISBN-13: 978-1-62798-512-3
Pages: 214
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Where to Purchase:

Dreamspinner Press