Upcoming Books in 2017!
Dear Readers, Happy Spring! After growing up in Wisconsin and then living in northern Illinois for five years I know what a relief it is to finally see tulips and daffodils push their way through the dirt in the garden. Spring in Phoenix can be hot but the cactus are blooming and the desert is beautiful so I'm not complaining.
May - Western Romance
The Cowboy's Accidental Baby (Cowboys of Stampede, Texas #1)
The past year has been a whirlwind of writing deadlines, but I'm happy to share the releases coming your way in May and June. THE COWBOY'S ACCIDENTAL BABY is the first book in my new series Cowboys of Stampede, Texas. I got the idea for writing Gunner and Lydia's story after watching my grad-school daughter jump into the online dating scene. We shared a lot of laughs over her coffee-shop dates. If you get the chance to read The Cowboy's Accidental Baby, I hope you'll take the time to post your thoughts about the story at one of your favorite online retailers or book sites like Goodreads.
FROM PLAYBOY COWBOY TO…DADDY?
Bronc rider Gunner Hardell never plans past the next stop on the rodeo. When he's home in Stampede, Texas, he's part-time manager of the run-down Moonlight Motel, to get his crotchety grandpa off his back. Then he meets interior designer Lydia Canter—hired to renovate the motel—and suddenly the gig gets a whole lot more appealing…
Lydia is looking for love, but there's nothing wrong with some Mr. Right Now while she waits for Mr. Right. But one steamy night with Gunner has unexpected consequences. And she would rather raise their baby alone than give the good-time cowboy a chance to break her heart. When Gunner learns he's going to be a daddy, he's determined to prove to Lydia he really is her Mr. Right!
June - Contemporary Romance
Sweet Home Cowboy (Love at the Chocolate Shop #9)
SWEET HOME COWBOY…I'm excited that my book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series from Tule Publishing will finally see the light of day June 1st! I've had so much fun working with the other authors in the series and I'm thrilled that readers will finally learn more about the grouchy Judge, Alistair Kingsley when the great-granddaughter he never knew existed shows up on his doorstep. The stories in this multi-author series all revolve around Marietta, Montana's famous Copper Mountain Chocolates shop. In Sweet Home Cowboy the characters attend speed dating events at the chocolate shop hosted by Portia and Rosie. Have you ever been to a speed dating event?
When Marietta newcomer Elena Puente is coerced into attending a speed dating event at the popular Copper Mountain Chocolate Shop, she’s blindsided by a serious attraction to local cowboy, Wesley Banks.
Still recovering from a broken engagement, the first-grade teacher from Las Vegas isn’t looking for romance. She’s in Montana to get to know the great-grandfather she never knew existed until she found some hidden family letters. Judge Kingsley is a grouchy recluse and he’s far from welcoming, but Elena is determined to stay in town long enough to give his neglected estate on Bramble Lane a facelift.
Elena’s resolve to avoid romance is tested when she discovers Wesley is the caretaker of her grandfather’s rural property. Soon, she and the cowboy are attending more speed dating events at the chocolate shop and she’s seeking his advice on how to deal with his ornery boss. Local gossips wager the old Judge will run Elena out of town before anything serious develops between her and Wesley. But Wesley’s a determined man, too, and he’s betting Elena belongs in Marietta forever.
late June - Western Suspense Romance
The Bull Rider's Pledge
I haven't written a novella in such a long time but coming your way June 20th is THE BULL RIDER'S PLEDGE. The digital-only story is a little bit of romance, a little bit of mystery and a whole lot of cowboy! The Bull Rider's Pledge will be available for pre-order soon and will release on June 20th along with nine other novellas as part of the Rodeo Knights series. If you like rodeo and cowboys you'll want to check out the other novellas in the Knight series by Barbara McMahon, Margaret Daley, Lenora Worth, Patricia McLinn, Lisa Mondello, Debra Clopton, Stephanie Rowe, Laura Marie Altom, and Cathy McDavid.
Will uncovering the missing money, uncover a second chance at love?
National champion bull rider Nash Dean agrees to compete in his hometown rodeo to help raise money for the son of his former high-school crush and trick pony rider, Stella Carter. He chose rodeo over Stella all those years ago, but when the bull Nash draws kills her husband and the money from the fundraiser goes missing...walking away from his first love and her little boy isn’t an option.
While the Knight Agency investigates, Nash, Stella and her son changes hit the circuit together, taking part in the cowboy Christmas rodeos across the state of Wyoming. As soon as Nash earns enough money to help Stella get back on their feet again, he’ll go his own way. But after living in close quarters with the mother and son, Nash can’t remember why winning another national title is so important to him. Before long Nash realizes that he isn’t just riding for money—he’s riding for a second chance with his first love.
Stella Carter believed she’d banished Nash from her heart, but he’s back, stirring up old feelings and memories that remind her of what real love feels like. But Stella’s heart isn’t the only one at stake this time. Her son is bonding with Nash in a way he hadn’t with his father. This go-round if Nash is willing to pledge his heart, he just might be able to have it all—his rodeo career and a second chance with his first love.
Ordering Info Coming Soon. Digital Only.
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