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Rafe: Rocky Mountain Bachelors Book 2

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Now available!

She’s an environmental activist. He’s with big oil. They can’t agree on a single thing, but… that won’t stop them from falling in love.

Rafe (Rocky Mountain Bachelors Book2)

Opposites do attract, so they say…

Having taken up with a local protest group, Keely Moore is passionate about the environment and ready to protest against big business, Harrison Oil & Gas preparing to drill in the mountains nearby. When Rafe Tucker arrives in town, taking a cabin at Keely’s bed and breakfast, she is stunned to discover his involvement with the oil company, working for them as chief of mining operations. Incensed, she vows to hate him, although the youngest Tucker brother is far too handsome and disarmingly charming.

Rafe understands Keely’s distress, vowing to safely oversee the drill site, but the protest force is stronger than expected, and so is his attraction to the lovely blonde. When plans go awry, Rafe is faced with a staggering decision—a decision that will change the course of his life forever.

If you have enjoyed the first two books of the Rocky Mountain Bachelors series, please stop by Amazon and leave a review.

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Rocky Mountain Bachelors

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I am writing a few contemporary western romances set in Colorado.  I did turn up the heat level for these books, but they are still pretty clean.

Can a “plain Jane” tame a hot as hell cowboy?

Curt Tucker is used to melting hearts, having romanced his way through town, but what he really wants—the only woman he’s ever truly loved—she’s long gone. Jane Carpenter fell hard for the sexy cowboy, but his bad boy ways caught up with him, breaking her heart into a million pieces.

Now… years later… they are face to face again… nothing having changed. Curt, rugged and handsome, is even hotter than she remembered, weakening her resolve not to fall for him again.

He let her go once, but now… nothing will stop him from making her his forever.

Now available on Kindle at Amazon.

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Bachelors of the Prairie

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Bachelors of the Prairie

I’m publishing a new Wild West series filled with handsome heroes and sassy damsels in distress. The first in the Bachelors of the Prairie series is The Gambler.

Now available for 99 cents or free with Kindle Unlimited!

After stealing money from a handsome gambler who kindly offered her assistance, Lea Duncan runs from him, although the memory of that night will haunt her forever. The beauty with the emerald green eyes played him for a fool, which is something Nash can never forgive. Gambling with ruthless intensity and skill, he’s amassed a fortune, heading west to secure land. That is, until he stumbles upon an old enemy—the stunning saloon girl who hurt his pride, stole his money, and made off with his heart.

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An Unexpected Widow – Audio Book Edition

The first book in The Colorado Brides Series is now available as an audio book at Amazon, iTunes, and Audible.

Hannah Hoffman Clark is the spirited young wife of Denver City’s only preacher, Frank Clark. After arriving by wagon to the howling wilderness of the unexplored west, they settled on land, built a home, and began what they thought would be a long and prosperous life together. After an accident leaves Frank without feeling in his legs, the dream of self-sufficiency suddenly slips away, but even more tragedy is on the horizon for Hannah.

Once widowed, she struggles to cope with her loss, relying on those her husband had hired, especially Nathan Weaver, a no good gambler and drunkard. While the tenuous hold she has on her sanity crumbles, her connection with Nathan becomes something far greater than she could have ever imagined, but her family would be scandalized if she married such a man.

One should never judge a book by its cover, and Nathan, although rough around the edges and crude, has his heart in the right place, and it belongs to Hannah… if only she could see it.

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The Montana Sky Series at Kindle World

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Various authors have written books set in Debra Holland’s 1880’s world of Sweetwater Springs and Morgan’s Crossing, Montana. I wrote Wesley’s Unexpected Bride for this world, and it’s available now on Amazon.

Widower Wesley Briggs is content to raise his son and work his ranch alone, until one of his cowhands, Rory Wise, who has already ordered a mail order bride, breaks his back in a fall. When Wesley fetches Rory’s bride from the station, he encounters a lovely, vulnerable woman.

After her father’s death, Frances Brewbaker and her four sisters must find husbands at once. Agreeing to move to Montana and marry a stranger, she embarks on the adventure. She is met at the depot, not by her intended, but by his employer, who she finds appealing and ruggedly handsome.

Faced with the prospect of losing her intended, Frances must decide if she will stay in the Montana Territory. The widower and his son, Jason, are much in need of a woman’s touch to soften their rough edges. Jason adores her, yet Wesley’s feelings are infinitely more complex, because he has fallen in love with Frances. Can he convince her to stay and marry him?

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The Carson Brothers of Kansas

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In early January, I’m releasing a four book series, a western drama of romance and adventure set in 1870’s Kansas.

The Wild West was tamed one man at a time…

In the age of gunslingers, train robberies, and frontier towns, the Carson brothers of Kansas are notorious for their rowdy and lawless ways. But, even the most hardened soul can’t resist falling in love when he meets his match, and these cowboys will do that and more.

The first book in the series is A Mail Order Bride for Charlie



On a side note, I need to write the final installment of The Colorado Brides Series. I have Susanna’s story all plotted out, but the Carson Brothers waylaid me. The final book of TCBS is An Unexpected Kiss. I also want to write more on The Arizona Brides Series. I need to clone myself so I can be more productive. I don’t think that’s going to happen though…

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An Unexpected Husband and the Fall Into Winter Romance Giveaway

Fall Into Winter Romance Giveaway *Winners*

 

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An Unexpected Husband is out now!



In the continuing Colorado Brides Series, Mary Hampton, one of Fanny’s adopted daughters, finally gets her chance at love. When Brandon Carlyle arrives in Denver City, he’s in need of a nanny for his six-month old daughter, Rosalind. Jane and Mrs. Hoffman devise a scheme to send Mary to town to interview for the job. Not only is the outspoken girl the perfect fit for such employment, but it’s not long before she charms her way into Brandon’s heart. However, once his sister and her friend arrive, meddling family members test their bond. When they do finally decide to walk down the aisle, will a winter snowstorm keep the groom from his own ceremony? Find out in Mary’s sweet and romantic love story, available now.

Here is an excerpt from An Unexpected Husband:

“Good night, Megan.”

“Don’t forget to turn the lamps down.”

“I won’t. I’ll go to bed soon too.” I had another sip of sherry, feeling agreeably numb. Even my nose was numb. I giggled, marveling at how strange I felt. Finishing the contents of the glass, I left it with the other, reaching for a nearby lamp. I extinguished it and then another, until the parlor was dimly lit. There was enough light to find my room, as I made my way towards the hallway. It was at that precise moment that the door swung open, revealing the imposing figure of Mr. Carlyle. I gasped. “My stars, you scared me!” We had seen him entering the notorious parlour house, and I was certain he would not emerge for hours. This was an unexpected shock.

“I’m sorry about that.” His gaze roamed over me. “I had thought everyone would be asleep.”

“I was just going to my room, sir.” A hiccup escaped.

His gaze sharpened. “Who else is awake?” He towered over me, with his hat in his hands.

“Megan was, but not anymore. Did you have a good night, sir? We saw you from the window.” I closed my eyes, cursing myself for that slip. Oh, dear…ugh.

“Is that so?”

“It’s…it’s quite busy outside. Um…there are lots of drunks at the saloon…I mean, patrons.”

“Have you been drinking?”

Oh, double blasted cow! I could hardly look at him. “I…had…some sherry.” I added desperately, “I’ve never had spirits before in my life! I swear! It won’t ever happen again, sir.” And now he would dismiss me. I’d have to pack my bags and hire a wagon for the ride to Fanny’s farm. How had I gotten myself into this muddle?

After placing the hat on the brass rack, he removed his coat. “I haven’t gone over any of the rules yet. This slight has been my fault.” He turned to face me.

There were tears in my eyes. “I’m dreadfully sorry.” After a noisy hiccup, I continued, “I…please don’t send me away. I’ve not even been on the job a full twenty-four hours yet. I…assumed the evenings might be my own. I only had two…er…three tiny glasses of sherry.”

It was odd, but I got the impression that it was a struggle for him not to smile. He swallowed visibly, his Adam’s apple moving up and down. “What exactly did you see from the window, Miss Hampton?”

“Drunken men.”

“You said you saw me.”

“I did. We did. You…were walking down the boardwalk.”

“Spying on your employer and drinking.”

I hiccuped. “I didn’t know you were out there, honest to God, sir. Megan was the one who drew the drapes aside.”

“Now you’re blaming someone else for your misdeeds. I suppose you’ll say it was Megan’s idea to have a drink.”

It was! “Um…” My shoulders slumped. “Oh, drats. Jane will have the biggest laugh at my expense. I’ve gone and ruined it all.”

“Jane?”

“My older sister. It was her idea that I find a job, sir. She gave me the advertisement for the position. She wrote a recommendation as well. She’ll find this amusing,” I muttered unhappily.

“That you failed?”

“That I was let go after less than a day.”

“Do you believe your actions are worthy of such an outcome?”

“I can only assume.” Tears flooded, which was mortifying. “I do so enjoy Rosalind. She’s the prettiest baby I’ve ever seen, and that’s saying quite a lot, because there are a great deal of babies in my family, sir. It would’ve been a lovely job to keep. I had so looked forward to bathing her and watching her learn to crawl and pull herself up on things. Now I’ll never know what her first words are.”

He exhaled visibly, his expression softening, yet he remained quiet.

“What is your decision? Am I being let go?” The weight of something unnamed hung between us, while he stared at me. I wanted desperately to read his mind.

“I’ll give you another chance.”

“You will?”

“I might regret this. I know I’ll regret this, but yes. You’ve another chance. Do try to behave yourself and mind your own business.”

“Yes, sir.” I hiccuped. “Sorry.”

“Good night, Miss Hampton.”

“Yes, sir. Good night. Thank you for not sending me home at this hour. I doubt I would’ve found a driver.”

“Don’t trouble yourself over it. Go to sleep.”

I slipped into the bedroom, eyeing Rosalind, who was resting on her side. Turning down the lamp, I knelt by my bed. “Dear Lord. Please forgive me for—” I hiccuped noisily, “for imbibing spirits. I won’t do it again. I’m ashamed I…I had a drink, Lord. It is possible that Megan is a bad influence. I’ll try harder not to be swayed by sin. Please watch over my family and my brothers and sisters. Keep everyone safe and healthy. Amen.” I was about to stand, when I had another thought. “And please watch over Mr. Carlyle. I’m entirely grateful that he seems to be a merciful man.” I mused, “He is rather handsome, isn’t he?” I hadn’t meant to say that out loud, and I was mildly baffled with myself. “Oh, never mind about that last part. Amen.”

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Western Kisses Old West Christmas Romances

Welcome to the Fall Into Winter Romance Giveaway Hop! Our hop is sponsored by the Western Kisses Old West Christmas Romance Anthology.

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We have over 60 participating sites and a great grand prize – a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate.

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Kick off the holidays with five heartwarming romances from bestselling authors Kirsten Osbourne, Carré White and more!

The Man from Cripple Creek by Carré White

After the ravages of Smallpox left her scarred for life, Willow Brady had resigned herself to spinsterhood. A chance meeting with a rugged stranger changes everything, as she’s drawn to his sadness, which mirrors her own.

Almost Lonely by Anya Karin

Lottie Wright’s home town of Almos, Texas, was a vibrant little farming community until just about everyone left, fearing the Civil War coming their direction. Now, she must come to terms with herself and finding love in the most unexpected places when outlaw-on-the-run Colton Howe appears on her doorstep.

Mail Order Matron by Kirsten Osbourne

After a life dedicated to her mother, Julia takes a chance and becomes a mail order bride. Edward, a lonely widower, has no hope that any woman will answer his advertisement. Will this unlikely couple find love together?

Unwanted Bride by Flora Dare

When Heloise’s beau chooses her sister, she decides to start a new life as a mail order bride. But the man who wrote the letters isn’t the one she’s marrying, it’s his errant nephew. Can they move beyond their past and have a loving first Christmas together?

Romancing Rosalie by AnnMarie Oakes

When Rosalie flees Boston and her cheating fiancé for the Colorado Territory, it might be the perfect refuge, if she can accept the hardships of frontier life. Trouble is, Garrett Ballinger, the local marshal, is plenty interested in the pretty Easterner. Can a Christmas miracle warm up Rosalie’s frozen heart?

Western Kisses can be previewed or purchased on the following sites.

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