Ebook giveaway: Ride-Off (Polo #2) by Mickie B Ashling [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Mickie B. Ashling for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Ride-Off (Polo #2), for a lucky commenter to win! Ride-Off will be released by Dreamspinner Press on October 18. And if the winner hasn’t read the first book, Fire Horse, it will be included in the prize!

Finally reunited, Preston Fawkes and Konrad Schnell put family and obligations aside, preferring to remain in seclusion on Ned’s estate to get reacquainted. Unfortunately, reality can only be held off for so long, and they return to Texas to reclaim the life they put on pause. Trying to strike the right balance between business, family, and romance requires ongoing effort, and the challenges begin shortly after they arrive.

At the top of the list is Bandi, Konrad’s son, and his desire to play polo. A close second is Conrad “Sasha” Fawkes, Preston’s actor son who’s struggling to succeed on Broadway. And last, but certainly not least, is Paloma, the fiery Argentinean beauty Preston sired after a passionate tango.

Blending the interests and needs of three grown children is difficult at best and almost impossible when agendas collide and old secrets are unearthed. The situation comes to a head when the family gathers in San Antonio for Thanksgiving, throwing Preston and Konrad into a maelstrom they must weather as best they can, or they’ll face a major ride-off that could throw the game before it even starts.

Preston Fawkes is ten the first time he meets fifteen-year-old Konrad Schnell at the San Antonio Polo Club. Captivated by the mystique surrounding the sport of kings, Pres vows to learn the game at the hands of his newly acquired friend and mentor. The hero worship soon grows into something deeper, but the friends are separated when Preston goes off to boarding school in England.

The relationship that follows is riddled with challenges – their age gap, physical distance, and parental pressure taking precedence over feelings yet to be explored. Although their bond goes deep, they deal with the reality of their situation differently: Preston is open and fearless while Konrad is reticent and all too aware of the social implications of making a public stand.

Their paths intersect and twine, binding them as tightly as a cowboy’s lasso, but fate may alter their plans. How will love overcome the divots in the turf as they gallop toward the future – one where obstacles no longer stand in their way?

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About Mickie

Mickie B. Ashling is the alter-ego of a multifaceted woman raised by a single mother who preferred reading over other forms of entertainment. She found a kindred spirit in her oldest child and encouraged her with a steady supply of dog-eared paperbacks. Romance was the preferred genre, and historical romances topped her favorites list.

By the time Mickie discovered her own talent for writing, real life had intruded, and the business of earning a living and raising four sons took priority. With the advent of e-publishing and the inevitable emptying nest, dreams were resurrected, and the storyteller was reborn.

She stumbled into the world of men who love men in 2002 and continues to draw inspiration from their ongoing struggle to find equality and happiness in this oftentimes skewed and intolerant world. Her award-winning novels have been called “gut wrenching, daring, and thought provoking.” She admits to being an angst queen and making her men work damn hard for their happy endings.

Mickie loves to travel and has lived in the Philippines, Spain, and the Middle East but currently resides in a suburb outside Chicago. You can find out more about Mickie at her website.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Thursday, October 17.
  • By entering the contest, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
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  • Winners will be selected by random number.
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  • If a winner doesn’t respond to my congratulations email within 48 hours, I will select another winner.
  • If you win, please respect the author’s intellectual property and don’t make copies of the ebook for anyone else.
  • This contest is open worldwide!

*basking* -Mayhem

*on alert* -Chaos

49 thoughts on “Ebook giveaway: Ride-Off (Polo #2) by Mickie B Ashling [CONTEST CLOSED]”

  1. Yes please, count me in! Book One is already on my Wishlist, just waiting until I have some money for my next book buying bonanza!

  2. Well I’ve gone mad *I’m talking to cats, going to stop now*

    ‘I got chicken, any takers?’ Pointy stars at Mayhem.

    Please count me in, thank you.

  3. Basking in the sunlight is the best way for kitties to enjoy a beautiful fall day. Please count me in. Thanks!

  4. Chaos, be on the lookout for galloping horses, there seem to be a lot around here.

    What a generous giveaway. I have Fire Horse but haven’t read it yet. Thanks for the chance to win Ride-Off.

  5. I have read most of Mickie’s books, but Fire Horse is one I haven’t yet read. Please count me in on the drawing!

  6. I’m halfway through Fire Horse right now and I already own it, so I don’t need Fire Horse, but I’d love to be entered for the second book Ride Off.

  7. I haven’t read either of these, and really would love to. Wish polo was more accessible, but that’s what books are for!

  8. Sign me up! I loved the Daddio books by this author. Looking forward to trying a new series.

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