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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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Colorado Brides Anthology

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A western homesteading romance!

Books two, three, and four of the The Colorado Brides Series are together in this anthology. These stories follow the lives of the Hoffman sisters and their adventures out West.

An Unexpected Bride
After reading about her sister Hannah’s success in homesteading to Denver City, Paulina Hoffman decides to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, traveling with an older couple to the Kansas Territory. What she hadn’t anticipated was wagon master, Samuel Tucker, who catches her eye from the start.
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An Unexpected Annulment
Louisa Hoffman has just endured a humiliating annulment, which has left her bitter and determined never to marry again. Having tarnished her reputation in New York, she flees to the Colorado Territory to live with her sisters, Hannah and Paulina, who have happily married and settled.
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An Unexpected Mother
Excited about the prospect of seeing her sisters again, Fanny Hoffman embarks on a journey west with her parents, meeting her fiancé at Fort Laramie. Mr. Jason Hatch, unfortunately, does not appeal to her at all, but, having promised her hand, she is forced to marry him. In a shocking turn of events, Jason collapses on their wedding night, saving Fanny from an unpleasant encounter.

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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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Jessica: Orphans on the Frontier

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Jessica: Orphans on the Frontier

Available now for a limited time for just 99 cents!

The moment Lachlan Garrett and his men set foot in town, Jessica Hardtock knows there will be trouble. The handsome cowboy, with his easy manner and lazy smile, steals her breath away. However, having escaped from danger as a child, she’s learned men can never be trusted.

Having come west in search of a trio of cold-blooded killers, Lachlan is stunned to find Snowcastle, a town not on any map. There is something peculiar about its sheriff as well. His instincts tell him the boy with the shorn blonde hair isn’t a male at all, but a woman—a beautiful woman.

Fate has brought them together, but the shadows of the past are closing in. Jessica will have to trust the handsome rancher, or else risk the welfare of the town, and the life she’s dreamed of. She is in danger of losing it all—especially her heart, because there is something about Lachlan she cannot resist.

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Crystabelle

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Another Oregon Trail romance is now available on Amazon. Crystabelle: Brides of the Rockies is 99 cents for a limited time.
She’s strictly off limits… but can he resist her?

Not wanting to burden her uncle’s family any longer, Crystabelle Marx agrees to become a mail order bride, traveling with an older couple on the Oregon Trail. Her intended, Orville Davis, is waiting for her in Denver City, but it’s the wagon master, Laurence McKinney, who catches her eye. The handsome guide flirts shamelessly with her, proving to be a capable leader, but, as, the weeks wear on, the affection she feels for him continues to grow.

Laurence McKinney has been wagon master for years, helping folks travel to California. He’s seen his share of disasters and accidents. Temptation abounds, the group having rescued a wagon full of harlots heading to the mining towns in the mountains. This spells trouble in several ways, but it’s nothing compared to the lovely Crystabelle Marx, who is a constant distraction. The winsome brunette is full of sass and good-natured teasing, but Laurence knows he’s in trouble with this one. It’s ill-advised to fall in love with one of the customers… but it may already be too late.

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Daisy: Brides of the Rockies

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My new release, Daisy: Brides of the Rockies is free thru Monday at Amazon. Two of my other books are also on sale.

Jesse Gunn’s farmer friends convince him to have his fortune told, but he never expected the gypsy fortuneteller with the fake accent to be so lovely, so enticing. Intrigued, he asks her to dinner, but Daisy has an agenda, thinking his father is also her own. Stunned by the accusation, Jesse doubts this claim. Daisy couldn’t possibly be his sister, or could she?

An Unexpected Husband, the sixth book of The Colorado Brides Series, is $0.99 for a limited time.
Prairie Madness is also $0.99.

Here is an excerpt from Daisy.

An hour and a half later, I was ready to close the shop, having read for six people and earned a few coins. Fay had left, needing to prepare for the show tonight. I washed the coal from my hair, dunking my head in a bowl of water. Then I wiped away the kohl from around my eyes. I wore my best dress, a grey and black skirt with a bustle and a fitted bodice. Gathering my hair into a bun, I tied the ribbons of a bonnet beneath my chin, examining myself in the mirror. I longed to look like this every day, not just for church or special occasions.

“You look like a proper lady now,” I murmured to myself.

A small revolver remained hidden in a drawstring purse, and I figured I would not have to use it, but a girl could never be too sure. The rap on the door made me jump.

“Just a moment.” Was that Mr. Gunn already? I released the lock, peeking outside at the tall man who stood on my stoop. “Hello.”

He grinned beneath a wide-brimmed hat. “Evenin’.”

“You’re early.”

“You look ready to me.”

“I am.”

“Then what are we waiting for?”

He seemed entirely too eager to whisk me away. “W-where are we going again?”

“To my parent’s farm. It’s a few miles into the valley.”

“And you’ll bring me back, right?”

“Yes, ma’am.”

“How do you propose we arrive? I wasn’t planning on walking that far.”

“Me either. I got a horse and wagon. Is that acceptable to you?”

“That’s fine.” I closed the door behind me, turning the key in the lock. One could never trust the circus folk, as quite a few had been thieves in earlier careers. “I’m ready then.” He helped me down the steps. “Thank you.”

“You’re welcome.”

I marveled at his height, his handsome face hidden beneath several days worth of hair growth. “Does your family know about me?”

“I’ll let you fill ‘em in on all the details, honey.”

“You don’t believe I’m your sister, do you?”

“Not in the least, but if it amuses you to think so, then be my guest.”

“What if I am?”

“That remains to be seen.”

I had brought a gold watch, with Mr. Gunn’s initials inscribed in the back. It was the only bit of proof I had that he was my father, that and my birth certificate, but I kept the paper hidden in a safe place.

“You sure you don’t recognize your own kin?”

He glanced at me, smirking. “You look nothing like a Gunn, Daisy.”

“I inherited my looks from my mother.”

“It’s not just the physical attributes. I can assure you. If you really were my sister, I wouldn’t be attracted to you in the least.” His eyes skimmed over me, their depths darkening. “As it is, I find you extremely attractive.”

I pursed my lips. “Well, that’s not good.”

“Not for your claim to my name. Nope.”

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Bride of the Wild

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Bride of the Wild is a novel about the pioneers who settled the American west, risking everything in pursuit of better lives. Saffron Fossett and her family braved a treacherous journey along an immigrant trail to settle in the wilds of the Rockies, with its majestic, snowcapped mountains and lush prairies. The family built a house and farmed for a living, but after a bout with illness, Saffron’s mother succumbed, leaving the Fossett children bereft. Her beau, Silas Hefferman, offered comfort, and Saffron hoped to be his wife one day.

Micah Blaylock had been a wagon master and trapper, having lived deep in the Rocky Mountains most of his life. He has come to Fern Valley to look for work, bringing with him his friend, Deer Runner, an Arapaho Indian, who was fluent in English. Upon meeting Saffron, he is drawn to her beauty, her poise, and her spirit, harboring a secret crush that blossoms into an all-encompassing love.

A series of bear attacks shatter the peace of Fern Valley, spurring the inhabitants to organize a hunting party. As Saffron embarks on this dangerous mission, calamity soon follows, and she must confront her fears and risk it all to save those she cares for. The love she seeks is indeed near, someone whom she has grown to respect—someone she had never imagined herself with—yet through trial and circumstance, she could now never live without.

Bride of the Wild is a standalone novel, coming in October November… now available at Amazon and CreateSpace.

Categories: Victorian romance novels, historical romance bestsellers, sweet historical romance, pioneer western novels, Colorado history, clean historical romance, inspirational historical romance, action adventure historical romance, Christian historical romance, 19th century fiction, Victorian romance suspense.

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