Since 2006, J. Rocci has published several romance stories with Torquere Press, ranging from contemporary to steampunk to fantasy. A voracious reader from a young age, Rocci currently has a career in research and lives near Washington D.C. with the love of her life and their furry children. She often indulges the whims of her best friend -- and Muse -- when writing, and loves giving her characters happy endings.
29 pages / 11400 words
After Evan Miller is severely wounded in combat he finds himself with a medical retirement from the Army and no idea as to what he’s going to do with his life. Fortunately, Evan’s grandparents offer him a temporary job at their horse farm and the chance to rehabilitate a rescued Thoroughbred seems like just what he needs.
Cam Jackson, their stable manager, takes exception to the grandson who hasn’t visited his folks in over eight years. Only once Evan arrives and Cam gets to know him better, the two find they have more in common than they thought and their friendship morphs into something deeper. Evan just needs to decide if the new direction his life is taking is what he really wants.
It’s Valentine’s Day and Officer Joshua Dabbs has big plans involving his boyfriend Garrison and a certain set of rings. Unfortunately, between Muttlee the Destructo-Dog, a burned dinner, and missed reservations, nothing is going the way Josh planned. Garrison doesn’t think the holiday’s ruined, though, so Josh makes his own moment and pops the question he’s tied himself up in knots waiting to ask. Featuring the boys from the Torquere Press Holiday Sip Cornerstone.