A WARM WELCOME TO CJ BATY AS SHE STOPS BY ON HER PINKERTON MAN BLOG TOUR
Title: The Pinkerton Man Series
Author: C.J. Baty
Genre: Gay Romance, Historical/Western
Length: Short story + Novella
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Book One Synopsis
THE PINKERTON MAN
Stiles Langberry leaves England under the dark cloud of blackmail.
He resettles in America with a new name, becoming a Pinkerton Agent.
His new employer sends him undercover to a brothel that serves homosexual men, where prostitutes are being murdered. In the course of his investigation, he becomes involved with Paul, one of the prostitutes. Complicating matters, one of the suspects draws Stiles like no man before him. Stiles knows he must stop the killer before he strikes again.
Book Two Synopsis
HOME ON THE RANGE
Pinkerton Agent Stiles Long is sent to the Circle W Ranch to uncover who is killing the ranch’s cattle. In order to discover the truth about the goings on at the ranch, Stiles has to prove to the ranchers he’s more than a good-looking city slicker.
Savage Beare, the head ranch foreman, is far from happy that Stiles is there to check things out. He has secrets of his own.
Stiles finds Savage incredibly good-looking, but cold and aloof.
He’s also a suspect. One of many.
When Stiles’ best friend and partner, Lizzie Ferguson, is kidnapped things begin to shake apart.
Stiles doesn’t trust anyone and he needs to find Lizzie before it’s too late.
A BELL CLANGED loudly from somewhere on the property. Stiles was sure it was calling the ranch hands in for their evening meal. He took a look at himself in the mirror and straightened his tie. There was no need to wear his hat, so he left it behind in his room. He brushed his fingers through his hair one last time and felt his appearance was quite fitting.
He followed the sound of men’s voices, laughing and joking amongst each other. Walking through the arch that lead into the largest kitchen Stiles had seen since he’d left his home in England, he realized he was overdressed. Most of the ranch hands were in clean shirts and the same blue waist overalls that Savage Beare had been wearing earlier in the day. The thought of Savage Beare’s naked body caused Stiles’ cheeks to flush. The room went silent as every man looked in Stiles’ direction. Even Lizzie stared and shook her head in dismay.
Gus Williams started laughing and eventually the rest joined in with him. Stiles wasn’t going to give them the satisfaction of seeing him embarrassed or upset. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the gray pinstriped suit he was wearing, or the white shirt and black tie. He was about to speak up when he felt another body come close to his.
The men stopped laughing and started digging into the plates of food set in front of them. Seeing everyone else in the room, Stiles realized one person was missing—Savage Beare. Assaulted by the scents of leather and musk, Stiles knew who stood behind him. His cock jerked slightly and he cleared his throat before he looked over his shoulder.
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CJ BATY lives in southwest Ohio with her very patient husband and two encouraging children. Her heart however, lives in the mountains of Tennessee where she hopes to retire some day. The mountains have always provided her with inspiration and a soothing balm to the stresses of everyday life.
The dream of writing her own stories started in high school but was left on the back burner of life until her son introduced her to Fan Fiction and encouraged her to give it a try. She found that her passion for telling a story was still there and writing them down to share with others was much more thrilling than she had ever expected.
One thing she has learned from life and she is often heard to say is, “You are never too old to follow your dream!”
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