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Title: The Hoyden and the Rake
Author: Victoria Price
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: January 18, 2022
Cover Design: Amanda Walker

“A light, engaging romance with all of the necessary historical trimmings.” ~ KIRKUS INDIE


“I recommend this book to all those who love the classical style of writing and wish to go back to different a era – if only for the length of an amazing story.” ~ Fatima Aladdin

The Hoyden and the Rake follows the escapades of a young debutante Fiona, as she flees home to avoid the unwanted advances of her suitor. Her attempt to escape is foiled, when her getaway vehicle gets involved in an accident and she is forced to take shelter in the home of her brother’s sworn enemy Phillip, the Earl of Sheffield. Phillip who is shunned by the ton for his dark past, is a reluctant host to the impetuous young lady who turns his orderly world upside down. Sparks fly despite their resolve, and when discovered in a compromising situation, a duel between Fiona’s brother Ted and Phillip is inevitable. As the demands of society and Phillip’s reputation as a heartless rake, keep them apart and Fiona and Phillip continue to fight their growing attraction to each other. Fiona wishes to marry only for love and will not accept Phillip even to save her own reputation. Phillip, branded by the torch of love in his past, no longer trusts his own heart. How the two stubborn lovers find each other forms the rest of the story.
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Fiona sat frozen in shock. Not Sheffield! The carriage door opened, and in the dim light, she recognized the man from the Wandering Goose Inn.

“Care to alight, ma’am?” He extended his hand.

She stared at him in consternation. This was quite the pickle to be in. After running away from home to avoid the advances of one rake, she had ended up in the hands of the most notorious rake of all! The man was known to her by reputation only, though at one time he had been a close friend of dear Ted. However, their relationship had suffered, and to make matters worse, Lord Sheffield had wounded Ted in a duel! She quailed at the thought of accepting aid from one such as him.

His smile faltered. “Well, ma’am? I don’t have all night.”

“Lord Sheffield? I cannot possibly come to your house,” she blurted.

“Not overwhelmed by gratitude, I see,” he drawled. His sardonic expression told her that he had correctly interpreted her reaction to his identity. “I am not in the mood to ravage muddy, soaked maidens today, so you may be at ease that your virtue is safe with me, ma’am.”

Her face reddened further at his crude remarks. “No, you don’t understand, sir! I am Fiona Cavendish. Edward Cavendish is my brother.”

The man stared at her in disbelief. “Oh! Good God! What a damned mess!” She heard him swear under his breath. Her head hurt, and the shock of the accident made it impossible for her to think straight. She stared at him wordlessly, trying to find a way out of the unbearable situation. He appeared to come to a decision. “There is nothing for it but that you must take shelter at my house tonight.”

Fiona shook her head. “No! I will not! My brother will be most distressed. Please take me and my people to the nearest posting house, I beg you.”

“Your brother is not here, and you must be addle-witted to suppose that I will allow my coachman or cattle to drive anywhere in this weather. You may have no concern for the well-being of your staff, as is evident in the fact that you chose to be out on the road on a night like this, but I value the lives of my people. I will be damned if I am going to stand in the rain and argue with you. Please alight and let me show you into the house.”

Fiona shook her head stubbornly. “I will not set foot in your house willingly, my lord.”

“Very well then, let it be noted that you came into my house most unwillingly.” Without preamble, he picked her up as if she were a child and carried her from the carriage. A footman hovered beside them, protecting them with an umbrella as his lordship strode purposefully into the house.

Fiona was too surprised to protest until she saw that he was not setting her down in the hall as she expected and instead was carrying her up the stairs. She then struggled furiously against him. “Put me down at once. Where are you taking me?” Her voice sounded querulous to her own ears.

“Why, to bed of course,” he replied, innuendo dripping in his cynical voice, and he leered at her dramatically, all the while ignoring her protests and struggles.

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The True Purpose of Vines

Book 1 in the Winemaker Series.

By Giovanna Siniscalchi

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Portugal, 1870

A winemaker desperate to save her vineyards…

Julia Costa is the best winemaker in the Douro. When a greedy businessman threatens the land her family has held for generations, Julia defends her legacy and independence by any means necessary.

The Englishman sent to uncover her secrets…

The last thing Griffin Maxwell wants is to waste time mired in a Portuguese backwater. Still, to guarantee a partnership with Oporto’s largest trading firm, he agrees to travel up the Douro River and chase some reluctant debtor.

A meeting of two cultures…

Nothing prepared Griffin for the headstrong winemaker. Alluring, she tempts him into enjoying Portugal’s vibrant tastes and is a threat to his carefully constructed plans. The arrogant Englishman arrived at Julia’s lands, believing himself entitled to everything, including her heart. But how can she resist an attraction headier than a vintage?

An enemy too powerful to fight alone…

When a mysterious plague decimates Europe’s vineyards, Griffin and Julia struggle to find a cure, blind-tasting their way into an intoxicating passion. But reality demands an answer: will they allow cultural differences to keep them apart, or will they fight for the love of a lifetime?

About Giovanna Siniscalchi:

Stories are the very fabric of life. I want to transport readers to exotic settings, where they can find romance and happy endings and hopefully bring some back to their daily lives. Portugal brims with beauty and passion, and I research every tiny detail of my novels, hoping to make the reader treasure my grandparents’ country as I do. I have a loving husband who still is my hero and two amazing kids. When it’s cold and rainy, I run inside to read and watch movies under blankets, sipping wine. You can find me on the beach during summer, surfing with my family.

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The True Purpose of Vines

Book 1 in the Winemaker Series.

By Giovanna Siniscalchi

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Portugal, 1870

A winemaker desperate to save her vineyards…

Julia Costa is the best winemaker in the Douro. When a greedy businessman threatens the land her family has held for generations, Julia defends her legacy and independence by any means necessary.

The Englishman sent to uncover her secrets…

The last thing Griffin Maxwell wants is to waste time mired in a Portuguese backwater. Still, to guarantee a partnership with Oporto’s largest trading firm, he agrees to travel up the Douro River and chase some reluctant debtor.

A meeting of two cultures…

Nothing prepared Griffin for the headstrong winemaker. Alluring, she tempts him into enjoying Portugal’s vibrant tastes and is a threat to his carefully constructed plans. The arrogant Englishman arrived at Julia’s lands, believing himself entitled to everything, including her heart. But how can she resist an attraction headier than a vintage?

An enemy too powerful to fight alone…

When a mysterious plague decimates Europe’s vineyards, Griffin and Julia struggle to find a cure, blind-tasting their way into an intoxicating passion. But reality demands an answer: will they allow cultural differences to keep them apart, or will they fight for the love of a lifetime?

About Giovanna Siniscalchi:

Stories are the very fabric of life. I want to transport readers to exotic settings, where they can find romance and happy endings and hopefully bring some back to their daily lives. Portugal brims with beauty and passion, and I research every tiny detail of my novels, hoping to make the reader treasure my grandparents’ country as I do. I have a loving husband who still is my hero and two amazing kids. When it’s cold and rainy, I run inside to read and watch movies under blankets, sipping wine. You can find me on the beach during summer, surfing with my family.

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Title: The Blind Seer
Series: The Gifted Highlanders Series Book 1
Author: Kelly Ann Scott
Genre: Historical Romance, set in the Scottish Highlands’ late Medieval era
Release Date: April 8, 2022
Cover Design: Kim Killion, from the Killion Group
When a problem becomes a solution
Chieftain Alexander Mackenzie swore to hide his seer curse, taking a vow of celibacy to that end. He also learned—the hard way—to heed his premonitions, even if they’re unclear. For instance, foreseeing his clan’s victory in battle leaves him wondering how clan Fraser will side with his people then. That is, until a spirited Fraser lass stumbles onto his path—time and again.
 
When stakes run high, and options run out
Marjorie Fraser struggles to avoid a marriage riddled with dire consequences. While escaping the unwanted union, she becomes entangled in the alliance plots of her family’s bitter enemy. Cornered, she proposes to marry him—with a few conditions.
Lonely souls craft their future, or they doom it
Alexander and Marjorie’s union is logical and their feelings have no part in it—until their passion flares. But outside wars and inner feuds threaten to shatter them. Worst of all, after misreading a vision, will Alexander choose his people, or his heart?

“We’re only passing, sir,” Fergus said peacefully, disadvantaged against the mounted men. “We travel to Inverness’s harbour. These ladies will soon sail to a Lowlands convent.”

“You might be a few hours from Inverness, but you will not make it there.” Alexander turned to the women. “Where is Nell?”

Marjorie hesitated, yet chose to fake a misunderstanding. “Who?”

“Your sister. A band of MacDonalds will capture you two soon, at your chieftain’s order.”

“Liar!” Fergus shook a fist at him.

“You need proof? You shall have it.” Alexander sheathed his sword onto his shoulder baldric, dismounted, and fished from his sporran a folded piece of paper.

“What manner of trickery is this?” Fergus growled.

“You are right to call it trickery, but we are not doing the tricking. I shall let you read this, but not touch it. You will not destroy the evidence of Daegan Fraser’s deception.”

Fergus hunched his shoulders. “I can’t read well.”

“I can.” Marjorie quivered under the weight of several inquisitive gazes, Mackenzies and Frasers alike.

“A feat for a blacksmith’s ward.” Alexander approached the cart and stretched out a hand. “Fine. But your gaze shall be the sole thing touching this letter. Come down.”

Nell squirmed, her blue eyes huge in her small face. “Go alone?”

Alexander frowned. “Who is this? And you still have not told me where Nell is.”

Marjorie inhaled and braced herself for the mocking looks they received whenever her sibling encountered strangers. “’Tis my sister, Nell.”

Alexander’s two-tone green gaze widened, but no disdain marred his handsome features. Luckily, he did not press the matter either. “Take my hand and come down.”

Marjorie obeyed. Once they were levelled, he roughly twirled her around. She squealed as he trapped her between his body and the cart. She wanted to protest the intimate position. But when he placed his arms on both sides of her, holding the missive on the floorboards to prevent her from snatching it, any objection faded on her lips.

Blood stained the parchment.

Kelly Ann’s passport is Canadian, yet her spiritual home is in Scotland. That’s where her soul was born. And that’s only one of the many dualities that makes her a walking contradiction.
She was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for thirteen years, but she’s a peaceful person who loves nothing more than a romance novel. Couldn’t love be the answer to wars?
Her Maternal language is French, but as she reads mostly in English, she writes in that language. Moreover, it allows her to help other authors if they need snippets from la langue de l’amour.
She teaches pre-hospital care to adults and take the endeavour seriously, but she can be a clown when relaxing—or when teaching; her andragogy style requires some acting skills!
She dislikes the sight of blood and the concept of suffering, but she’s faced with it often since she’s a medical responder for her municipality’s fire department. She also doesn’t mind putting her characters straight into epic physical battles.
There are many other contradictions about her but to know them all, you would need to ask her wonderful husband, William. Hem…. On second thought, do NOT ask him; she’s afraid of what he might tell you!
Joining two specifics, different parts of her character led her to her writing career:
The warrior side of her saw Bosnia Herzegovina’s civil war, fights MS every day, trains hard to stay fit and defies conventions by working in predominantly male environments, either in the fire department where she responds to emergency calls of in the Maritime fields where she teaches.
The poet facet of her dreams of glens and lochs, imagines falcons hunting on desolate moors, devises settings where sea breeze flows and mist lingers, ponders on a time when loyalty was inbred in you, and revels in childhood memories of a beloved father who adored history, Scotland and Ireland. Merci papa, for transmitting that love to me.
Historical romance is her favourite genre so she joined RWA (Romance Writers of America) in 2014 and HHRW (Hearts Through History Romance Writers) shortly after. Her first book, The Blind Seer, finaled in two contests; HHRW’s Romance Through The Ages, and Indiana Romance Writers’ Indiana Golden Opportunity.
Her stories and characters spring from the British Isles in the Medieval era, she loves to ask herself: “What if that historical event happened due to ________?” She then fills in the blank!
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The True Purpose of Vines

 Book 1 in the Winemaker Series.

By Giovanna Siniscalchi

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Release Date: April 25

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Portugal, 1870

A winemaker desperate to save her vineyards…

Julia Costa is the best winemaker in the Douro. When a greedy businessman threatens the land her family has held for generations, Julia defends her legacy and independence by any means necessary.

The Englishman sent to uncover her secrets…

The last thing Griffin Maxwell wants is to waste time mired in a Portuguese backwater. Still, to guarantee a partnership with Oporto’s largest trading firm, he agrees to travel up the Douro River and chase some reluctant debtor.

A meeting of two cultures…

Nothing prepared Griffin for the headstrong winemaker. Alluring, she tempts him into enjoying Portugal’s vibrant tastes and is a threat to his carefully constructed plans. The arrogant Englishman arrived at Julia’s lands, believing himself entitled to everything, including her heart. But how can she resist an attraction headier than a vintage?

An enemy too powerful to fight alone…

When a mysterious plague decimates Europe’s vineyards, Griffin and Julia struggle to find a cure, blind-tasting their way into an intoxicating passion. But reality demands an answer: will they allow cultural differences to keep them apart, or will they fight for the love of a lifetime?

About Giovanna Siniscalchi:

Stories are the very fabric of life. I want to transport readers to exotic settings, where they can find romance and happy endings and hopefully bring some back to their daily lives. Portugal brims with beauty and passion, and I research every tiny detail of my novels, hoping to make the reader treasure my grandparents’ country as I do. I have a loving husband who still is my hero and two amazing kids. When it’s cold and rainy, I run inside to read and watch movies under blankets, sipping wine. You can find me on the beach during summer, surfing with my family.

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Unseen

Without Mercy, book 1 

Genre: Paranormal Romance | Supernatural Romance| Romantic Suspense | Historical

By Libby Campbell

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Josie sees people’s secrets. Cal sees hers. He knows what she needs before she does.

A murder at the Black Hen, a guesthouse catering to adults with unconventional sexual appetites, brings the police asking questions.

Josie Cummins is already coping with the death of her mother. Now she is forced to protect the identities of those who patronize the family establishment. She steadfastly thwarts the efforts of an aggressive detective to dig into the Hen’s secrets, while using her psychic abilities to try to track the killer.

Heartbroken, Josie swings from one extreme to another. First, she craves the dominant shelter and protection her lover Cal Halsey offers. Then she pushes him away with a prickly wish for independence.

Finally, the will is read and the fate of her mother’s vast fortune rocks Josie’s world again. The police have more questions.

Disclaimer: Unseen is book one in the Without Mercy series. Your enjoyment of it will be enhanced by reading Unbowed, the prequel, first (available for free at most retailers). Unseen contains sexual and erotic scenes including spicy power exchanges. If such content is likely to offend you, please don’t read this book.

About Libby Campbell:

Strong men and feisty women populate the books of Libby Campbell, USA Today bestselling author. Her fast-paced stories are full of challenges and setbacks. Each couple finds their joyful HEA only after major differences have been resolved with classic dom/sub discipline.

Some of these stories span one hundred years or more, through the magic of time travel. Others take you on a fantasy ride to a faraway galaxy or into the life of a stern billionaire. Some romances are contemporary. Her current series (release date December 2021) will step back in time to the roaring 20’s, 1920’s that is.

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GOLD RUSH BRIDE: BOBBY-JO

By SUSAN HORSNELL

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Bobby-Jo Fletcher is a woman raised by her father. He taught her to fish, shoot, and look out for herself.

Dallas McBride wasn’t looking for love. He was content living life on his own terms.

When these two meet, sparks fly, and both lives are turned upside down.

Can Dallas convince the spoiled fiery minx, used to getting her own way, that she can’t survive alone in the goldfields of Alaska?

What will he do when he finds himself falling in love?

Author Bio:

My name is Susan Horsnell and for 37 years, I worked as a nurse.

It was something I always wanted to do from the time I was a young child and I began treading this path as a 12 year old when I volunteered at the local hospital, helping the Pink Ladies sell magazines and sweets from a trolley.

I have always had an overactive imagination and teachers noted I had a great ability for writing at a young age.

When I retired I put pen to paper and a second long held dream became a reality with my first book – a Western Historical Romance was published in 2013.

My love of the Wild West came from my father, an avid Cowboys and Indian fan. From there, my imagination took over and I branched into other Romance Genres. My aim is to take the reader on a roller coaster of action, emotion, mystery and of course – love.

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THE COMPLETE ARIZONA HEARTS SERIES

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Arizona Hearts is a series of 8 books based on 2 families written from the views of strong women and dangerous men when the “natural ” flow of things is interrupted. Each women brings her own resources and skills to unexpected encounters that grows into a romance. Often, will a lot of blood, sweat and tears in between.

Strong women

The O’ Brian’s, are center around Tucson and south eastern Arizona as population increases. Old money, new money and racial tension always with a HEA.

The Taggerts start with family connections in Tucson’s barrios, with the adventuring ” couples” traversing the wide and exciting landscape of “turn of the century” Arizona. East meets West and both are “civilized” by common bonds.

In a Rain Trueax book the women are as powerful and important to the outcome as the men. AND, The Men are Grateful. Such is the story as observed by an Ol’ Desert rat that has traversed the West for 55 years with Ms. Trueax.

Check out the modern books by Rain Trueax following the same ‘western ethos’ in suburban settings of the Tucson Barrios with mystical elements and the Northwestern series that blends the rural with the urban rhythms. Following Rain’s life experiences. Nothing is EVER what it seems to be. Enjoy. I know you will not regret reading these.

 

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OUTLAW LOVE – Book 1

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Put these two combustible personalities together on Sam’s ranch, both with a bent toward the outlaw way, in a place where life rests on the edge and a marriage begun for all the wrong reasons, and you are reading “Outlaw Way” Rain’s fast moving introduction to Arizona Hearts western historical romance series.

A heavy gun belt hung on his hip, slung low. It identified him as clearly as her plain cotton dress and tightly bound hair identified her. He was a gunfighter; she was a spinster.

Buy now to start your journey through a fictional version of Arizona history.

Setting Tucson, 1883 Wells Fargo office: “You should come inside.” “It’s not cooler.” “Abigail, ladies do not stand on boardwalks.” Martin’s eyes reflected nervousness as he glanced down the street and back at her. “I must insist you come into the office.” “No.” “No?” She turned her gaze to the street where she noticed for the first time, men coming out of the Pedrales Bar. If she hadn’t known that to go into the office now would make Martin believe he had won, when she saw several of the men mount their horses and wheel them up the street, she might have ducked inside. Their route would take them past her. A tall man, garbed in black, strode from the cantina, cast a laughing comment behind him, and gave a quick running leap to vault into his saddle. The whole movement had been like that of a big cat. She found her attention held by the grace of the man’s seat on a large black horse that showed its spirit by rearing up, then settling down under a sure hand on the reins. In seconds, the man had wheeled his horse and was heading toward her at a fast canter. Abigail pressed herself against the wall. She could not explain the mix of emotions– repulsion and fascination– in equal parts. She didn’t turn her gaze away even when she saw his head turn toward her. He wouldn’t see her, wouldn’t notice a mousy woman like her even if he had, but she felt a surprising apprehension. Startled, she saw him pull his horse to an abrupt halt in front of her. Good Lord. His black shirt was open almost to his waist and she saw through the opening a bare chest. My lord. She should look away, but she couldn’t tear her eyes from him. He took his hat from his head, ran a muscular forearm across his forehead as he turned and looked straight at her. No gentleman would have done such a thing; he would’ve pretended not to see her. Their gazes met and then to her shock, he looked her up and down, giving her a clear view of an angular face. Beneath his bold stroke of a mustache and heavy beard, she could not tell if he was smiling. She sensed for one wild moment that he was considering coming toward her, saying something, but he settled his hat onto his head and kicked his horse into a gallop, leaving a cloud of dust and hundreds of tiny dust devils in his wake. She watched until the desert haze swallowed every sign that they had passed. Only then did she go into the office. “It’s about time,” Martin snapped, his expression disapproving. “Didn’t it occur to you men such as those could snatch a woman, carry her off into the desert, and she’d never be seen or heard from again?” Abigail laughed with genuine amusement. “I think they could do better than me if that was their desire.” He ignored her logic. “Who would have to save you if you were kidnapped?” She realized then that he must have seen the men coming from the bar, and it explained his own quick retreat. She sighed. “Martin, are you reading dime novels again?” “Tucson is a dangerous place.“

Try it. You will not be disappointed.

Edited and reformatted from the original 2013: “Arizona Sunset”. Heat level: 4 of 5

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FATED LOVE – Book 2

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It will take Christmas, family and ‘Fate’ for these star-crossed lovers to find their own happily ever after.

Priscilla Wesley(Cilla) has all a young woman could want, as she seeks answers to life from mysticism. She’s made a few mistakes along that line, ending up with Martin Matthews on her doorstep. Wishes can run amok. She has decided to remain a spinster– especially since the only man who really attracts her wears a gun.

Marshal Cord O’Brian faces many problems. One is staying away from the lovely but spoiled Miss Wesley. She’s bad news for him. Cord has never trusted the outlaw, Sam Ryker, (from Book 1) who Priscilla’s friend Abby married (ran off with). There might be a reason for that, a reason neither man wants to accept.

However, when Cord’s estranged, nine-year old daughter arrives in Tucson, his problems hit a whole new level.

She can not abide guns and he lives by the gun. What can go wrong?

If you like suspense, action and the courting game (spicy romance), you will love ‘Priscilla’s Choice’ – Arizona Hearts Book 2

 
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FORBIDDEN LOVE – Book 3

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She was too young and now, he’s seen too much.The Rough Rider and the heiress. A Murder mystery and a kidnapped boy send them on a quest.Grace O’Brian returns to Tucson with no idea what she will do with her new degree nor her sudden wealth. As she steps from the train, the man of her dreams is waiting for her. Will he ever see her as more than the daughter of his friend? Rafe Cordova has been through years of hell with his marriage exploding and his son taken from him. For a Yaqui, family is the center of their lives, and the woman he has loved for years is beyond his reach. As bad as things seemed for him with the Rough Riders in Cuba, they are about to get worse, as he’s accused of murder and his son is missing.Rafe and Grace have much to learn about family, healing and loyalty. Follow this hero and heroine on their journey to love and their true identities.If you like character driven novels via Justine Davis or Roberta Gellis . Try the western version by Rain TrueaxPreviously released as “Arizona Dawn”.Heat level: ♥♥♥♥

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ROSE’S GIFT – Book 4

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A birth, a death, and a wedding– all in the Christmas season. Life is a spiral. Seasons come and go, but when they return, it’s to a new place.A sixty year old widow, Rose has her life set out in a comfortable way– bridge, tea with friends, family dropping by, and a nice little home. She went through a depression when she lost her husband four years earlier but has come to terms with life as it must be—or so she thought, until a man comes along to challenge her assumptions.Ollie, nearly sixty, has been cowboy, rustler, and ranch foreman. When he saw something he wanted, he has come to Tucson to claim it. Knowing more about cattle and horses than women, he sets out to woo Rose by showing her the kind of man he is.Is it too late? Can she give up her comforts? This man won’t be satisfied with living in the city as she has. She will have to change more than adding a man to her bed… He has made it clear what kind of marriage he intends it to be. Is she up to that? Accepting his proposal could upset his friends and hers. A new life? A new home? A wedding? A happily ever after?Or is it all too late? An O’ Brian extended family story.21,000 words, A nice, respectable romantic story

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ECHOES FROM THE PAST – Book 5

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The Power of Love. It can’t be stopped Determined and used to getting what she wants, Holly Jacobs is on a quest to unlock the past. Deadly as it might be. Holly has the looks, the wealth and an education. She has come to Tucson to be with her sister hoping to find answers to her vivid dreams. She is going to experience more than she ever expected. With the life Vince Taggert had led, there were many ways he could end up dead; and he wasn’t about to worry about some naive city slicker’s dreams. Although, he did know that she was the dangerous kind of woman for him– the kind you marry and he wasn’t the marrying kind. If her dreams were correct. They had no reason to be together except, maybe a few past lives where the passion was sizzling, and he always ended up dead. Some families, like the outlaw Taggert family, drag a lot of unruly energy with them wherever they go. What happens when two such energies collide? In the Mazatzal Wilderness mysteries, legends, danger and love await for those who survive the challenges. Book Five of the Arizona Hearts Series, some familiar characters, and a whole new set of ‘bad boys’, young and old. 103,523 words Heat level: ♥♥♥♥.
 
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LANDS OF FIRE – Book 6

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A moving romance set in a fast growing frontier oasis. With the coming of the train and links to California and the east coast, Tucson is mixture of grit and culture. Living in Rose’s Cottage provides a wellspring of inspiration for Lily Jacobs’ art. It also helped her avoid a man in Chicago, who was threatening with his unwelcome attentions. After years of doing her father’s bidding, Lily is now a woman of means, free to choose her own path. When famous painter, Patrick Jamison arrives in Tucson, Lily is eager to take lessons and improve her work. But, she isn’t looking for love.
Slow from birth, Jesse Taggert lives on the desert as he trains horses and works for a large ranch. Jesse knows animals and finds the further he is from people, the better—especially beautiful woman, but how can he refuse his brother’s request that he teach his sister-in-law, Lily, how to ride the horse he has trained? Once these two meet, sparks fly. A woman like Lily would never want a man like Jesse, someone who can’t even read. If that hasn’t been enough reason to avoid her, the dangers his father is bringing onto him will be. Lily isn’t listening. She sees things in Jesse he does not see in himself. Some loves are worth fighting to hold onto. Lands of Fire is a love story not only of two people but also of the desert. Danger walks with this land, but the passion it stirs can make it all worthwhile—if one survives. 85,058 words. Heat level #4

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DESTINY’S CALL – Book 7

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She created a fictional outlaw hero — or so she thought. 1905, San Francisco, English Literature professor, Wilhelmina Agatha Tremaine Butler heads to Arizona’s White Mountains to write a novel she can respect more than the dime novels that paid her way through school. She wrote as, Will Tremaine, to protect her reputation from the disdain she is sure would be her lot if her colleagues knew she has been writing potboilers. In the wilderness, she is confident that she can write a novel worthy of respect. Asked by his worried sister-in-law, Holly, to check on her college friend, Cole Taggert assumes her friend is an over educated, naive, idiot to head into the wilderness. Cole has used his ability with a gun to keep the peace, attempting to escape the reputation of his outlaw family. He isn’t helped by the dime novels that have become so popular with a Taggert, outlaw hero. Worst, his own family like the books. If he can just find that Will Tremaine, he’ll give him a lesson in using other-people’s name. When Cole arrives at Willy’s rented cabin, he sees her swimming in the lake. Her life isn’t the only one about to get redirected. Sometimes when destiny calls, we don’t hear it; but we can’t avoid the path it sets us on. For Willy, it will involve unexpected action, adopting strays (man and beast), physical attraction to a man and a land– plus a journal that reveals dangerous secrets. Love must find a way when someone with evil intent wants to end any chance for a happily ever after. Originally released as ‘Bound for the Hills’. 111,200 words.
 
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FREDERICA’S OUTLAW – Book 8

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A simple, “May I help you, Ma’am” can change a man’s life forever.
She came to Tucson to find her daughter. Christmas and an old outlaw are going to give her a lot more than she expected.
1905– Frederica Windsor steps off the train in Tucson, Arizona and enters a world, unlike any she’d ever known—where the Old West has yet to be tamed. She has come to find why her daughter mysteriously left Boston. She does not expect she is about to launch herself into an adventure with a man who seems to have come from the pages of one of the dime novels she’s been reading. Jeremiah Taggert finds this Bostonian lady temptingly beautiful but has no intention of taking it further. He had lived a reckless, outlaw life before recognizing that world was gone forever, and those who denied it were going to be strung up, shot or in a prison cell. With his three sons settled in Tucson, he wants to be close enough to help in their lives, as a way to make up for the years he’d not been much of a father. Together Jeremiah and Frederica are about to find something they felt had passed them by. The problem will be surviving an enemy with a long reach. Leaving Tucson and heading south toward the border and the Circle O ranch, the flavor and beauty of the desert become part of their story as it takes them to a family Christmas, with danger on its way. Novella. No sex Originally released as Sonoran Christmas and Frederica’s Heart until it found its most fitting title– Frederica’s Outlaw.

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A WAITRESS FOR WADE

A Waitress for Wade (Mail-Order Mama Series Book 7) by [Susan Horsnell]

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Wade Johnson is a man who runs a cattle ranch, five miles from the small town of Alexandar, Colorado. He’s struggling to raise three children alone after losing his wife in an influenza epidemic two years earlier.
Annalise Hudson is a woman happy in life. She works long hours in the family diner which she inherited when her mama and daddy were killed in a freak accident.
Wade’s eldest daughter thinks it’s about time he remarried, but he’s having none of her suggestion to advertise for a mail-order bride.
Annalise is forced to make a decision she wasn’t ready for when her world is tipped upside down.
Can these two make a life together when their meeting is based on deceit?

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Book 3 – A PIANIST FOR PREACHER – Linda Baten-Johnson

Book 4 – A BLUESTOCKING FOR BRAD – Angela Lain

Book 5 – A COOK FOR CALEB – Elissa Strati

Book 6 – A BAKER FOR BEAR – Kimberly Grist

Book 7 – A WAITRESS FOR WADE – Susan Horsnell

Book 8 – A LAWYER FOR LINTON – Zina Abbott

Book 9 – A DOCTOR FOR DOUG – Allyson Carter

Book 10 – A HEALER FOR HEATH – Kandice E. Geddes

Book 11 – A HORSEWOMAN FOR HARLAN – Barbara Goss

Book 12 – AN AU PAIR FOR AUSTIN – Lynn A. Coleman

Book 13 – A MAID FOR MASON – Regina Walker

Book 14 – A COWGIRL FOR CURTIS – Marlene Bierworth

Book 15 – A BRIDE FOR BENJAMIN – Rhonda Gibson

Book 16 – A SCOUT FOR SKYLER – Heather Blanton

Book 17 – A GAMBLER FOR GREY – Kandice E. Geddes

Book 18 – A CAREGIVER FOR CASH – Annee Jones

 

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DARE TO BE A DUCHESS

By SAPNA BHOG

Genre: Regency Historical Romance

Trope: Multicultural | Interracial Romance

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He’s a powerful duke. She’s his uncle’s ward. They have forever been at war, until one night, one masquerade, and one kiss…

Lara Ramsay is no stranger to scandal. As the orphaned daughter of a British colonel and his beloved Indian wife, whispers follow her everywhere. Not even the protection of the formidable Duke of Wolverton, a man she can’t stand, keeps the gossips at bay.

The audacious Lara has driven Tristan Wentworth, The Duke of Wolverton, to distraction since the day his uncle took her in—and he’s quite certain doing so is her favorite pastime. After catching her and his younger sister at a salacious masquerade, he’s had enough scandal and issues a marriage ultimatum: find a husband within six months or one will be chosen for her.

Unfortunately, no one in the ton appeals to her. Except, perhaps, the duke himself. The battle of wills has only just begun, and when Lara kisses him, their fate is sealed.

Sometimes even the most proper duke needs to break the rules to win the heart of the woman he loves…

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