R. A. Steffan


Diamond Bar Alpha Ranch: Love in the Desert, Book 1


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A young cowhand with an uncertain future, drowning in debt. A wealthy rancher with a mysterious past, drowning in booze. A single chance at happiness in the face of impossible odds.

Jace has been in the closet ever since he first realized he was gay. Not only is his personal life a mess, but now, hard on the heels of losing his mother to cancer, he’s about to lose their farm to the bank. An unexpected job offer from complete strangers could be his only opportunity to save it.

After betrayal and addiction stole away everything Remy ever cared about, he figured that managing a promising desert reclamation project in bum-fuck Nevada and drinking himself to sleep every night was about the best he could hope for out of life. He never expected to fall for a clean-cut cowboy with a cartload of horse savvy and a giant chip on his shoulder.

Too bad one of them is a broken-down wreck, and the other has the closet door locked so tight that he may never see the light of day. Because if there’s one thing Remy has never believed in, it’s fairytale endings.

Though there is another book in the Love in the Desert series, Diamond Bar Alpha Ranch is a standalone HEA gay romance novel with no cliffhanger. It contains explicit sex scenes, as well as hot cowboys with issues—which is probably why you’re here in the first place. (No cattle, horses, or hot cowboys were harmed during the making of this novel.)



“Just when I think my sentimentality has crusted over and would take a jackhammer to crack… Along comes a nice, airy, full-of-hope work like this one and I’m dissolving into a puddle…”

“Not only are the main characters, Jace and Remy, beautifully fleshed out, but so are the supporting characters. I felt like I was eavesdropping on a created family of very real people living their lives day to day with both triumphs and frustrations.”

“The characters are well written and engaging. The writing is top notch with realistic dialogue. The story isn’t your standard fare, its complex and layered. It was time well spent. If m/m is your thing, this book will be a good choice.”

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July 27, 2016


OtherLove Publishing, LLC

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USA Today bestselling author R. A. Steffan lives in a very boring (but pretty) part of flyover country in the Midwestern US. When she’s not busy writing stories about people loving each other in all sorts of different and interesting ways, she can be found taking care of her small menagerie of critters.

A rebel to the core, she is currently sticking it to the man by illegally harboring ducks within the city limits, where only chickens are allowed. This fearless disregard for societal norms extends to her writing, as well. There, you will find polyamory along with straight, gay, bisexual, and non-gender conforming love of all flavors. You will also find families of choice, profound friendships, adventure, danger, and good triumphing over evil.

That, and sex. Lots of sex. Most of which is not the vanilla variety.