Saturday, July 9, 2016

Blog Tour: Pinkerton Man Series by C.J. Baty (Excerpt, Reviews + Giveaway)

Blog Tour: Pinkerton Man Series by C.J. Baty (Excerpt, Reviews + Giveaway)

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

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.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Stiles was living an almost perfect life. Working for Scotland Yard and engaged in a secret relationship with a Viscount, until someone started blackmailing them and the Viscount ended up killing himself. When the blackmailer outed him to his superior, it was decided Stiles would do better if he moved away and he ended up in St. Louis working as a Pinkerton Agent on the trail of a murderer, but can Stiles catch him before he strikes again? 

This was a very nice setup to a larger series. It's set in 1895, so it was nice to see the differences in how gay men were treated at that time. It's not as much a romance, even if we have some steamy sex between Stiles and Paul and a very interesting case that Stiles has to investigate. My only complaint is that we didn't really get a resolution, but other that that it was a very interesting read! 

Rating: 4 Stars!!!

Book Two Synopsis

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.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Stiles and his fellow Pinkerton agent and friend, Lizzie, have to go undercover to the Circle W Ranch to investigate who's killing their cattle. They have quite a few suspects, one of which is one of the most handsome, rugged men Stiles has ever seen, the ranch's foreman, Savage Beare. 

I love Stiles, he's such a fascinating character. He's strong and resilient, in a very understated way and has this dry sense of humor that I just adore. 

This series is not quite a romance, but again, the author gives us a few hot scenes between Stiles and some of the suspects other characters. I really liked the idea of Stiles and Savage together, they were so different in some senses, yet similar in another and there was great chemistry between them.

All in all, this was a great continuation to the series; it has mystery and suspense and an intriguing plotline that kept me riveted from start to finish. I'll be looking forward to more Pinkerton Man adventures in the future!

Rating: 4 Stars!!!


The first evening was spent getting accustomed to the layout of the Velvet Rope. It was a large facility with several exits, a number of regular rooms, a few rooms with special equipment and, of course, gentlemen for hire. The Velvet Rope spared no expense when it came to entertaining the paying clientele. The best wines and whiskeys were made available as soon as you were ushered into the parlor. It was also made known that other forms of vice were available as well, though Stiles never used the stuff. He’d seen what opium had done to other men, and he did not want that particular addiction.
One thing that did surprise him after he was offered a seat in the parlor and given his drink of choice was the photo album with which he was presented. Inside the book were pictures of all the staff available, clothed and unclothed. There were approximately twenty pictures of different young men in the album. Stiles did come across the picture of one young man who whetted his appetite.
His name was Paul, and he appeared slightly older than most of the other offerings. Dark hair, dark eyes, and very muscular. Not overly so, but nicely filled out. He also had a large cock lying semi-hard against one of his legs in the picture of him naked. Stiles was just beginning to wonder what it would look like stiff when the butler who had ushered him in opened the doors to the parlor.

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Prizes: $4.99 WIP Gift Card, 1 ebook copy of Drifting Sands, 1 ebook copy of Island Paradise and 1 ebook copy of Whispers, Rumors, & Lies
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About the author

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!”
C.J. BATY can be found at:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting this stop on the blog tour. I was so very excited to see your thoughts about the characters in the stories. And don't worry, Stiles will get the killer from book 1 and find someone to love in the stories to come!