How much weight can a man take on his shoulders before he buckles?

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Title: Blue

Author: ML Nystrom

Genre: MC Romance

Series: Dragon Runners, bk 3

Release Date: September 22, 2018

Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

Cover Designer: Claire Smith


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Blue’s life is in shambles. 

He has to fight off his MC brotherhood on a drug problem threatening his town, balance his time as a father while dealing with a vicious custody battle with his ex, and somehow manage the huge load of responsibilities of his job.  All the while, he is fighting his attraction to the quiet shopkeeper who lives just across the street from him.  The last thing he wants is to take her down with him.

Psalm’s life is uneventful.

Finally healed after the heartache of losing her husband, kind-souled Psalm throws herself into her store and rescuing dogs. Her crush on Blue can be traced back to high school so many years ago, and even after being widowed, she still carries a torch for him.  From the sidelines, she aches for Blue and his children. With her caring nature, she reaches out to him, over and over again, even when he pushes her away. Is Psalm’s heart strong enough to take on this broken man and heal him?

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“Good morning, Deputy.”

“Mornin’, Psalm. Thought I said last night you can call me Blue.”

I took a sip of the delicious brew and let it roll across my tongue. Pam was a coffee master!

“I think since you’re in uniform, I should probably call you Deputy. I wouldn’t want anyone to get the idea I get preferential treatment.”

Blue took a sip from his own cup and one corner of his mouth raised. “I’ll still ticket you if you mess up, Psalm, but maybe you’ll pay with somethin’ besides money.”

My insides quivered at his reply and I was at a loss for words until he opened his mouth again.

“I may charge you soap bars and those bath things. Christmas is comin’ and I know Mama likes bubble baths.”

I smiled and dropped my eyes to the floor.

“Mind if I ask you something personal?”

His question had me looking up again.

“How come your parents named you Psalm? I remember you were the only one in high school with that name. It’s nice, but it ain’t common.”

I smiled. “I don’t mind answering. Mom wanted a Bible name and shuffled through a bunch of them. Esther, Hannah, Naomi, Mary, lots of them but couldn’t choose. When she went into labor with me, she was reading in the book of Psalms and decided it was a sign that was what she was supposed to name me.”

He drank more coffee and nodded. “Makes sense to me. Unique and pretty-sounding. Suits you.”

The heat of a blush crept across my face and I dropped my eyes again, making an acknowledging hmm sound.

“You got stuff to ship?”

I nodded while taking another healthy swig of my drink. “Every day. Now that I have the website, I get a lot of online business. It’s a pain, but it’s a nice problem to have.”

He grunted, tilted his head, and swallowed the last of his coffee. I watched his throat work with fascination.

“Let’s get to it then.”


The Dragon Runners Series



(book 1)


(book 2)


I’ve had stories in my head since I was a child.  All sorts of stories of fantasy, romance, mystery and anything else that captured my interest.  I’m a voracious reader, and have spent many hours in my life devouring books, therefore it’s only fitting I should write a few myself!


I’ve spent most of my life as a performing musician and band instrument repair technician, but that doesn’t mean I’m pigeon-holed into one mold.  I’ve been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and whatever else I feel like exploring.  As one of my students said to me once, “Life’s too short to ignore the

opportunities.”   I have no intention of ever stopping so welcome to my story world.  I hope you enjoy it!


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