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A True Romantic

The new releases just keep coming and this is a real gem.

D’Ann is my spotlight author for today. Let’s find out more about her and her new release.


my author picFalling in love with romance novels the summer before sixth grade, D’Ann Lindun never thought about writing one until many years later when she took a how-to class at her local college. She was hooked! She began writing and never looked back. Romance appeals to her because there’s just something so satisfying about writing a book guaranteed to have a happy ending. D’Ann’s particular favorites usually feature cowboys and the women who love them. This is probably because she draws inspiration from the area where she lives, Western Colorado, her husband of twenty-nine years and their daughter. Composites of their small farm, herd of horses, five Australian shepherds, a Queensland heeler, two ducks and cats of every shape and color often show up in her stories!



Blurb: A stubborn Cowboy. A feisty Showgirl. One mobster determined to kill them both.Falling Star

When showgirl Ava Demassi witnesses a mob hit, she has only one thought—get away. She runs for her life, straight into the pickup of saddle-bronc champ, Levi Callahan.

The last thing Levi expects is another rodeo devotee to jump into his truck, let alone one so desperate. But when a killer gives chase, he realizes she isn’t his run of the mill fan. Unable to save his fiancé from being murdered years ago, he won’t make the same mistake twice.

Even when the odds seem stacked against them, will Ava and Levi find the one thing in life they’ve been missing, or will a hired killer cost them everything?

Love the sound of this book. Now, as a special treat for my loyal followers – an Excerpt:

Frigid December air hit her in the face and she gasped against the cold of the Blue Valentine’s east parking garage. Her car was around the building, on the far side. In front of her was every kind of vehicle imaginable. But not a soul in sight.

Ducking down, she raced along the first line of closely parked vehicles. Heavy footsteps dogged her like a shadow. “I’m going to get you, Ava. There’s nowhere to hide.”

She swallowed a scream as a ping ricocheted off the license plate of the Lexus next to her. A bullet hit the tire of the Ford on her other side. A third whizzed overhead. Where were the hordes of tourists usually coming and going at all hours? Security? Right now, she’d gladly hide behind an old lady with a cane.

Taking a sharp left turn around the front of an SUV, she raced between rows of vehicles.

Bright lights suddenly blinded her. Raising her hand to shield her eyes, she made out the silhouette of a big pickup. In a split-second decision, she raced to the passenger door. With the agility of a lifelong dancer, she opened the door and swung into the truck.

She caught a glimpse of a cowboy hat and dark eyes.

“What the hell, lady?”

“Drive, just drive,” she gasped.

Still he hesitated. “Is this some crazy fan thing? Because I gotta tell you, honey, there are easier ways to get my attention. I really wasn’t looking for company tonight…” Clearly, he wanted her out of his truck.

“Somebody’s shooting at me! Just go!” Ava ducked down as a bullet smashed into the passenger-side mirror.

“Son of a—”

“Go, go, go!” Ava waved frantically. “Drive.”

Exciting huh? To know what happens you will just have to buy the book.


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Western Romance has always been my first love but I also write hot contemporary romance under my pen name A.L. Simpson. In my Westerns I love to write about knock ‘em down - drag ‘em out fights, outlaws, bank robbery, stage hold-ups and romance. In my Contemporary’s I write f/m, m/m and m/m/f. I usually draw on experiences for these and they usually cause more than a few tears for the readers. When I am not writing I enjoy walking our dogs – 2 elderly Jack Russell Terriers - with my husband and travelling both overseas and in Australia. Susan Horsnell Links: Blog: Web: FB: A.L. Simpson Links: Website: Blog: FB:

25 thoughts on “A True Romantic

  1. Grrr, I left a comment, but not sure if it took–I’ll leave it again just in case.
    D’Ann, I loved your excerpt. It was so good I saw the scene unfolding like a movie in my head.

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