Few Texans believe the notorious gunman John Wesley Hardin, who has killed more than thirty men over a ten-year period, will ever be captured, but on a fall day in 1878 he enters the Huntsville prison to serve a 25-year sentence for murder. Witnessing the arrival is convict Garland Quick who, though he's sworn to never again love a desperado, is immediately taken with the handsome 25-year old killer. When the two men are thrown together at work in the wheelwright shop, a relationship begins and Gar is drawn into Hardin's escape attempt, only to pay a price for its failure. Complicating things is lifer Jim Scanlon, Gar's cellmate and sexual partner, who, unlike most others, does not look kindly on the charismatic Hardin. As years pass, feelings deepen, yet Gar faces an unexpected challenge when Hardin takes up law study and lobbies for a pardon he just might get.
Dale's Second Novel is now available in print and e-book from Lethe Press.
Well into her second decade of writing gay men's erotic fiction, Dale Chase thrives on a creative life interspersed with bits of reality. Invention is her passion, putting words together her play. Words are like toys to Dale, colorful building blocks, and she never tires of seeing how they'll fit together. A straight woman who had written for many years before wandering into gay fiction, she found a home in a wonderful literary community and will likely never write straight again. After starting with contemporary erotica, Dale moved into historical, first Victorian and more recently the old west where she thrives. To date over 160 of her stories have been published in magazines and anthologies, including translation into Italian and German. She has several story collections in print and, adapting to the demand for e-fiction, has novellas and story collections thriving in the web-based world. Her first erotic western novel was published in 2012, her second in November 2013 (both in print and e-versions), and she is now at work on a third. A California native, Dale lives near San Francisco.