Posted in on Oct 16, 2012 California , Nineteenth Century , Western , Historical
<p>This review originally appeared on <a href="http://speakitsname.com/2012/10/12/review-the-celestial-by-barry-brennessel/" title="Speak Its Name web site">Speak Its Name</a>.</p> <p>As “The Celestial” opens, Todd is working his claim in the mountains near Truckee, about 90 miles northeast of Sacramento. It's about 20 years after the California gold rush started, but there are still a lot of men like Todd staking claims and hoping to strike it rich. Egged on by his irascible uncle, who was invalided in the civil war, Todd has stole away in the night, leaving his mother to care for her brother on their tumble-down farm near Sacramento.</p> <p>Todd isn't alone on the mountain where he has staked his claim. A group of Irishmen have a camp nearby, where they apparently are working their own claim, among other things. Todd doesn't much care for the rough and tumble men, except for the youngest of them, Breandon. Todd has something of a crush on the other man, who isn't much older than him, but he won't dare admit it.
Posted in on Jan 12, 2012 Western , Shifters
<p>Well, partner, what ya got here is a tale of the old west, about three men who find they have a right powerful hankering for each other. As if a menage wasnâ€™t complicated enough, one of the men is a US Marshall, and a former slave. In the post civil war period,
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