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Stewart Folger lives in the Appalachian Mountains, where people take care of their family and follow the Bible. He feels that Appalachian pull in his blood, but that hasn’t tamed his wild side. A youth full of pranks left him with the nickname Stunt and a preference for danger in and out of bed. Other than a few contrary moonshiners who hate him for philosophical reasons s...more
ebook, 210 pages
Published June 19th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press (first published June 18th 2013)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
Jul 27, 2013 Blacky *Romance Addict* rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Blacky *Romance Addict* by: Vishous * suit me up & tie me down *

This book... The author... The plot... The humor...

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I'm gonna keep this short...

- I absolutely and totally loved this book

- The writing is fantastic, and I mean really awesome

- The humor, OMG amazing I was laughing like crazy through half the book

- The sex was UBER-hot, totally loved it!

- The plot! Ahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahahaha
I had no idea what it was actually about and when it came, ahahhahahaha OMG it was brilliant!!! Absolutely brilliant and I'm not going to say what it was cause i
Buddy Read with the awesome ladies Steph, Duchess Nicole, Giorgia and Em!

'"Your mouth must get you into a lot of trouble."
"Your tendency of taking hostages must do the same."'

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when first picking up this one, but it was definitely a pleasant surprise! I really loved every moment of this so different story. Not only do we have a quite unusual situation in which our characters meet, but then we also have this very different town, full of "hillbilly" logic that de...more
BMB Reviews March Author of the Month!


Lyn Gala!

She's the type of writer that could probably write about a tree stump with a need to be dominated and a pine cone that likes to dominate falling for one another and I'd read it in a heartbeat. Some writers have a signature sign, or tell, that once you read a story, you know it's 100% them. This was definitely a Lyn Gala read with her sub that was tethered from time to time. I love reading about it. *grins* And the words are like a favorit...more
**5 Hilarious Stunt worth stars**

For some, getting held at gun point and handcuffed on the job tends to render them speechless from fear, but not Stunt. No Stunt doesn't have an off button. His fear tends to loosen his tongue...minus the filter.


"But you do seem to have gotten my point."
"The one where you keep trying to verbally beat me to death with your suggestion that I get help?"
"Yep, that's the one."

Working in the forest, the last thing Stunt would expect is getting kidnapped by a maniac w...more

Dear Author,

Thank you for writing a story that is so unexpected, so sexy. Thank you for characters that are so perfectly imperfect, quirky, intriguing, perplexing, frustrating—two colorful men who seem cut from different puzzles and then fit so snugly together; who start as strong characters, meet, interact, affect each other, and maintain their integrity. In fact, they end up stronger than they started. Thank you for the great character building, for a great story in a unique setting. And the s...more
Rach  *Feisty kitty*
Loved this book :)

It did take me a long time to finish as I got side tracked Oops Sorry V sweetie :(

This book certainly had me...

Stunt has a brilliant sense of humour

The plot of the story was interesting and Alex and Stunt's passionate relationship was amazingly hot and well developed!

I would definitely recommend it to other m/m book lovers. I hope you have as much fun reading it!!

Thanks lovely V for buddy reading it with me- sorry I so bad at reading it with you mwah mwah
Duchess Nicole
"Land o'Goshen!"
Yep, that pretty much sums up this book quite nicely. Well said, Stunt! :D:D:D:D:D 3.5 Stars
Group buddy read 9-13 with Steph, Em, Giorgia, and Vilda...Yaaay!!!!!!!

Stunt is a federal employee...working for the parks services, not the law. But he's also a lifetime resident of the backwoods Tennessee Appalachian mountains, so when he looks up to find a guh pointed in his face one afternoon, he's not too scared. At first, he just thinks it's an old moonshiner protecting...more
Jul 21, 2014 ❧Gwen❤❦ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to ❧Gwen❤❦ by: Blacky *Romance Addict*

A Side Character's (SC) ...That held his own...

Elijah is one of the best SC I have EVER read!

In This Book

I laughed
I laughed more
I place on rose colored glassed...and laughed some more.

Then I found this book to be funny, lovable, quirky and adorable with an added touch of light BDSM. The tone is uniquely sweet and the voices used are perfect, I not only loved Stunt's voice but, I adored Elijah's... It is rare that I read a book where The Dialect Is Exceptional in this book I foun...more
Kaje Harper
I avoided this book, in my Lyn Gala backlist stalking, because the premise sounded really fluffy, at least in some of the reviews. The concept of being taken hostage reluctantly and falling for your captor, against a backdrop of moonshiners and mountain family feuds, didn't grab me. But once I started reading it, this author once again found a way to pull me into her story.

The plot of this doesn't hold together in every detail, but it does surprisingly well for some of the otherwise OTT componen...more
Vivian Archer
4.5 stars
Shotgun weddings, moonshine, guns and pickup trucks

Stunt is a loudmouth trail keeper who has a way of getting and/or talking himself into trouble.

Alex is an ex-con looking for vengeance when Stunt stumbles across his path.

Some good ole boys' attitude going on as we play all around the mountain. Alex and Shane quickly discover that they have a lot in common. Of course, those ropes Alex keeps using on Shane sure do give his body the wrong idea, and the game begins.

Smokin' Hot bondage....more
This is now the 3rd book by this author that I have five starred. Definitely an auto buy.

This hit a good chunk of my must haves in a story. First, there was an actual story to it. Second, it had some great banter between the MCs as they fell for each other. And third, I got some nice kinky sex scenes with some excellent bondage and dirty talk. (For the BDSM haters, it's nothing too heavy.)

I loved the two MCs. Imperfect characters who had their share of screw ups but were good down deep. I enjoye...more
JustJen "Miss Conduct"

4.5 stars

I really enjoyed this one. Right from the get go, it is funny and entertaining. I liked both characters right away. Poor Stunt can't keep control of his mouth on a good day, and even more so, while being held at gunpoint. Thankfully, Alex is actually a good guy with no intention of actually killing him. He does have other plans, but you'll have to read to get the whole story.

Neither of these guys seem like the brightest bulbs in the pack, but they are very sweet, good hearted and mean w...more
Emma Sea
I love Lyn Gala, but this particular book wasn't a winner for me.

I really enjoyed the setting, which was beautifully evoked. I also liked every single secondary character. The writing was very good throughout, and excellent in many places.

I felt the connection between the MCs, even though Alex remains largely a mystery to us. We learn about him, but it all seems to be surface.

My big problem was I was bored by the sex :(

I guess with the buildup, and the big talk Stunt has about all his one-ni...more
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
Stunt’s humour sucked me in from the very first page and Mr Gun (aka Alex) was fantastic too. I loved how they met up in the mountains, and that their personalities were just perfect for each other. I’ve never read a book quite like this before…

’Stunt’s heart slowed half a notch. No killing and no rape… that sounded good. It didn’t match the hand groping him, but it sounded good.
”Okay, if you think I could still have a hidden knife on me, I have to ask. W
Well that was weird. Really good in parts in others just plain odd. From the outset you really needed to suspend disbelief but that's ok for me, I'm not one of those readers who gets her underwear in an uproar at every unlikely plot development, I read to escape reality after all. The problem for me was that this book just seemed to lose its way at about the 40% mark and what had been a promising escaped con/ hostage drama with a kinky edge just degenerated into a bizarre tale starring Forest Gu...more
Heather C
Aug 22, 2013 Heather C marked it as did-not-finish
Recommended to Heather C by: Virginia
Oh man, this was not what I was expected...AT ALL!

I don't know why, but when I read the blurb I was expecting something dark and dangerous...not something spoofy and goofy! Maybe at a different time and if I knew what I was getting in to, maybe I would have enjoyed this more. But I have to be on the right mood for this kind of silliness. And I kinda felt embarrassed for the people of Appalachia.

Oh, the BDSM was a non-issue for me.

I finally gave up at 61% because I didn't think it could recover...more
Aug 11, 2013 Susan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Susan by: Peggy
Shelves: z-2013, mm-read
This book was such good fun. You can't help but love Stunt and Alex and there's a whole cast of other characters who completely hold their own. It's a glimpse into a unique way of life that has it's own rules. I really never expected to read an m/m book with a (view spoiler) but it fit into the plot perfectly. I laughed my way through a lot of the story and I was sad when it came to an end. I can highly recommend this if you are looking for a fun story that will m...more
Jenni Lea
I read the entire story with a southern accent in my head. Funny story. Deceptively brilliant.
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4 Stars

Being a federal employee in the mountains of Tennessee is difficult. Being a gay man in the mountains of Tennessee is also difficult. Stewart “Stunt” Folger decided to go whole hog and do both. His sexuality and choice of job shouldn’t keep him away from the home he loves passionately. Stunt works for the department of forestry and maintains the hiking trails on federal lands. One day at work Stunt has the feeling he’s being watched. He knows someone is there but can’t see who. Up pops a...more
All Stunt Folger wants to do is go to work, come home and do the occasional scene at the nearest BDSM club. Getting kidnapped by a hot ex-con (Alex) is not in his plans. Falling in love with said ex-con is really not supposed to happen. Thankfully, there is more to Alex than being a former prisoner and a current kidnapper. :)

This is a really good story. One minute it's serious and the next it's hilarious. Stunt and Alex together are perfect.

Full review can be found at On Top Down Under Book Rev...more
Quite honestly, at first I didn’t like Mountain Prey. It seemed implausible and not well-thought out. Then, I realized that that was the whole point! Alex’s plan isn’t very well-thought out. And Stunt, poor Stunt. He always seems to just stumble onto trouble every where he turns.

Mountain Prey is set in the Appalachian Mountains, home to generations of moonshine makers. Stunt (Stewart Folger) received his nickname the hard way; he earned it. A bunch of dumb stunts as a kid and a known penchant fo...more
Brina Brady*Follow Me. I'm going places.*
This story was so much fun to read that I read in the middle of the night. It felt so authentic. The story took place in Tennessee's backwoods with the country folks. Stunt(sub) a local loudmouth who worked for the Feds. He announced he was gay when he was in high school. Not many people in the back woods go for that. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and he was kidnapped by Alex, an angry ex-con who wanted to get revenge on a drug lord who ordered the killing of his brother he raised....more
Tami (synchro from BL)
It was a nice read, very well written, with an engaging main character. I liked his ramblings.

I didn't dig the whole "mountain people" theme as much as I thought. The love interest was a bit pale and I couldn't find it as funny as some other readers - maybe due to me not being a native speaker, who knows.

So it was a good read - I also really liked the way the BDSM was incorporated into the stroy. I found it surprisingly hot, to be honest, and I normally don't dig that kind of stuff.

Kelly  Maybedog
Well this was unexpected. I don't like BDSM much so I was leery when friends suggested I read this book. They said the BDSM was really just something to spice up their sex life. Well, no, it was very much their sex life completely.

But I loved it.

It helped that the BDSM in the sex was mild (although the referred to heavier BDSM in other places in the book). It helped that much of the book was the submissive saying that the things he liked during sex were actually terrifying in real life, and as...more
Well, I'll be.

Being from the mountains of East Tennessee myself, I can tell you that the 'mountain logic in this book was....scarily (and hilariously) accurate! With one exception. I've not heard nary a soul utter "land o' goshen" round here. Not once.
~"By God"...yep.
~"Hell Fire" (pronounced "Far")...definitely.
~"Lord a'mighty"...sure.
~"Tarnation"'s happened.
But "land o' goshen? Nuh uh!

That being said, most of the rest of it was dead on! I laughed so hard in some places, I had to set...more
Bitchie (M/M addict)
This book was awesome and funny and HOT. At first I was worried because of the setting. I'm from the south, and not from the rich south, but the poor south, so I KNOW these types of people. I come from these types of people, my grandpa actually ran moonshine in his young and wild days.

But this book got everything so very right, and I was amazed. Even down to the "cotton pickin'", which was my grandpa's swear of choice, and I remember grandma always calling a bag a "poke".

Add to all this an amazi...more
Thomaidha Papa
4.5 Hearts
Review written for MM Good Book Reviews

So this is yet another book that I took on reading utterly blind, meaning I didn’t read the blurb, I didn’t care about the genre, nothing other than the author. Why? Well, because it’s Lyn Gala of course and somehow, somewhere along the run she made my favorite author’s list. Did I get disappointed from this? Nah, not a chance.

As a matter of fact Mountain Prey was the book I desperately wanted to read without...more
♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme
The Romance Review

Kidnapping, revenge killing, moonshine and drugs are all illegal. One would think these would all be bad, no matter the circumstances. However, Ms. Gala turns these concepts upside down in some ways. The drug selling is still bad, but the others are all okay.

Stewart "Stunt" Folger is essentially a forest ranger checking on the lands in the Appalachian mountains. He gives most of the mountain men or "hill folk" a wide berth. It's not so much because he's gay, but because he's paid by the federal...more
~Lei ~  Reading Is An Adventure ~
Second read by this author - has the right mix of humor, plot and sexy times.

Little did foresty technician Stunt Folger know the day he set out on the trail, that he would meet his future husband Alex Soto, an ex-con bent on revenge against the drug dealer who has taken up residence in the mountains of Tennessee among old-time moonshiners.

This isn't the first time Stunt has been abducted or gotten into trouble and he just rolls with it and along the humorous way, he and Alex find their way...more
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