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Evie

Title: Evie (Pendleton Petticoats 10)
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Sweet, Historical, Western Romance
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Will love bloom between a spunky nanny and a distracted landscaper?
Unconventional nanny Evie Caswell views it as her duty to bring fun and laughter to the residence of her strict, aloof employers. Full of life and spirit, she is determined to teach the couple’s children how to be young and carefree. With hardly a minute to herself, she long ago surrendered her dreams of having her own home and a family. Then her employer hires Flynn Elliott, a landscape architect, to turn the yard into a spectacular garden. Enchanted with the intriguing man, Evie realizes after meeting Flynn nothing in her life will ever be the same.
Renowned for his landscape designs and ability to make anything grow, Flynn Elliott is a bit of an enigma. He spouts romantic poetry to the plants in his greenhouse and stealthily avoids social interactions, yet can charm birds right out of the trees when the need arises. While his sister handles the finer details of their business, he often loses himself in his work, forgetting the outside world exists. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman in a moonlit garden leaves him seeking opportunities to discover more about the effervescent Evie and the joy she radiates to those around her.
Will the two of them be able to set aside their doubts and fears to embrace a happily ever after?
Brimming with lighthearted moments, snippets of history, and the hope of true love, Evie is a sweet historical romance sure to warm your heart.
USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.
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In front of him a woman danced alone in the moonlight. Dark hair spilled around her like a silken cloak while the pale gossamer layers of her gown made him think of a fairy’s wings. Slim arms raised upward, fingers artfully poised. A tall, willowy body slowly spun with fluid grace, as though she balanced on her toes like a ballerina.

Perhaps his imagination had gotten the best of him, but she put him in mind of a woodland sprite come to life. Or maybe she was more like Aphrodite.
From what he could see in the moonlight, the woman was exquisite. The poem he’d recited that afternoon to his rose bushes sprang to mind as he watched her dance, uninhibited, beneath the stars.
Although he hadn’t intended to speak aloud, the words whispering through his thoughts spilled out of his mouth. “She walks in beauty, like the night. Of cloudless climes and starry skies…’” He took a quick breath and added, “and moonlight.”
“Oh!” The woman stopped dancing and whipped around, gaping at him.
“Please don’t stop on my account,” he said, offering what he hoped was a boyish smile.

Pocahontas and the Reluctant Brave

 

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Loosely based on the fairytale – Pocahontas.

Atalia “Pocahontas” Sweetwater is a savvy lawyer.

She is determined to better the life of her people, particularly the women.

She is loyal to the Howlani Indian tribe and proud of her ancestry.

Her father is Chief, she is a Princess.

Justus ‘Whitecloud’ Rivers is also a talented lawyer.

He is a man who likes to defend white men over Indians.

A man bitter about his past and his half caste ancestry.

A man who wants nothing to do with the Howlani or any other Indian tribe.

Then, he encounters Pocahontas and the world as he knows it is turned upside down.

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EXCERPT

(C) Susan Horsnell 2019

Dual POV

Atalia (Pocahontas) POV.

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After Clyde left, I put together the paperwork for his custody case and walked them across the street to the court. I wanted to get the matter settled as quickly as possible so he could get on with his life without the constant worry.

Meredith Casey, one of the clerks, accepted the paperwork and raised her eyebrows.

“This one is going to be messy.”

“What do you mean?” I wondered what she knew that I didn’t.

“Sharon’s lawyer lodged her paperwork about an hour ago and from what I read, she’s going to be a real bitch.”

“Who’s representing her?”

“Justus Rivers.”

“For fuck sake. Justus Whitecloud is going to use his hatred of his own people against a man who is doing the right thing?”

“Looks that way. What’s his story anyway? Why is there so much hate? I’ve heard a few versions about how the tribal elders turned his mother out when they found out she was carrying a white man’s baby. I guess times were different back then and interracial fraternization wasn’t accepted.”

“Honestly? I don’t think anyone knows the real story except Justus and his mother. I asked, but the elders said it was none of my business and if he or his mother wanted me to know, they would tell me themselves. Problem is, Justus won’t give me, or anyone else from the res, the time of day. Word is the hatred runs both ways between him and some of the braves, but it’s a mystery – those who know aren’t talking. I’ve tried asking my aunt, even my father – being the Chief he would know, but they’re tight lipped also. Meanwhile, Justus seems to like to provoke them by taking cases of white men over his own people.”

“It’s a shame, so much bitterness in such a handsome specimen of a man.”

“Maybe one day someone will spill. I’ll catch up later.”

I left the building and crossed the street, heading toward my ground floor office. I pondered again, what the real story could be. I was still deep in thought when I crossed the threshold into the waiting room of my office. I was jerked from my daydreaming by a deep, husky voice coming from behind me.  It sent electricity type bolts shooting through me from the top of my head to the tips of my toes.

“Miss Sweetwater.”

His voice was like a fine whiskey – aged, with a touch of roughness. I spun around so fast my feet fell over themselves and I smacked into a broad and very hard chest. His arms wrapped around me to keep me from falling. Lifting my head, I gazed into dark gray eyes which danced with mirth at my dilemma, despite the frown on his face. I extricated myself from his hold and stepped back.

“Sorry, Mr. Whitecloud.”

“Rivers.”

“Sorry?”

“Rivers, I don’t use that other name.”

“Oh. You wanted something from me?”

Talk about a loaded question. I felt my face flush with embarrassment as he ran his eyes over the length of my body.

“Not interested in your type, but if you have a few minutes to spare from your busy schedule, I would like to discuss something professional with you.”

My type? My type! How dare he! The arrogant sonofabitch. I felt my hackles rise and anger surged through me. I reminded myself to remain professional even if he didn’t. I did however lower myself to his level by perusing his body before answering.

He was taller than most men I’d encountered and I reached only to his shoulder. I judged him to be somewhere in the middle of six to seven feet, he would have made a good basketball player. Broad shouldered, his arm muscles bulged beneath the confines of his shirt. His waist tapered in, his hips narrow. I swallowed hard, having an inappropriately vivid image of the v muscles leading down to what I pictured as a deliciously long, thick cock. I stepped back. What the fuck was wrong with me? I was ogling a man with a known hatred for Indians and I was a full-blooded native. Still, I couldn’t resist returning my eyes to his handsome face – his nose was neither small or large, his jaw strong. Thick, pouty lips and fuck, he was smiling like he knew what I’d been thinking. I didn’t know teeth could be so white and perfect. His skin was olive in color and his jet black hair lay loose around his shoulders – there was no doubt this man has been blessed with a large dose of Indian blood.

Justus cleared his throat and my eyes snapped to his.

“Are you done with eye fucking me?”

“Just getting to know you in the same way you did me a few moments ago. I’m not interested either. Now, we’re both done, what did you want to speak to me about?”

“Can we talk in your office?”

“I glanced at the watch on my wrist. I had nothing on for the rest of the afternoon but he didn’t need to know that. I turned toward Bridie – my receptionist, confidante, best friend and life saver. She’d pulled me out of shit on so many occasions I’d lost count. “Please let me know when my next appointment arrives, Bridie. This shouldn’t take long.” I returned my attention to Justus. “This way Mr. Whitecloud.”

“Rivers!”

“Of course, sorry.” I led him through the doorway to my office, a smirk on my face.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia and retired after 37 years of Nursing.

My husband of 44 years, together with our elderly Jack Russell Terrier and extremely opinionated 26-year-old Cockatiel, enjoy exploring the country with our caravan.

When we are at home, we spend our time renovating our home.

I write a variety of stories including Western Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Male/Male, Menage and Shapeshifter.

Each book has a strong focus on story line with romantic interest building throughout.

I explore real life issues from kids on the streets to motorcycle war and put my own twist on each one.

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Calendar Men Series – May

She left to start a new career ten years ago, and his heart shattered. Now she’s back, and the sparks have reignited.
But she’s set to leave again in a matter of weeks. How do two friends reconcile when nothing is promised?
After Sierra West suddenly left town, Braxton Chalmers tried to move on with his life. But thoughts of her always taunted him, to the point no other woman could ever live up to her standards.
Sierra West returned to the outback town of Oakdale after the death of her beloved grandmother. Seeing Braxton again has reignited past emotions. She can’t allow these feelings to surface again – she must return to the city once her business in Oakdale is done.
Can they just remain friends? Or will fate step in and show them they were meant to be together?

Author’s Promise: This is a heartwarming Christmas novella with a happily ever after ending and no cliffhangers. It is a clean and wholesome story with nothing more than hugs, kisses, and holding hands.

This is Book 5 in Calendar Men Series.
Each book is a complete stand alone connected only by the fact they each have a relevance to a particular month.

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About the Author

Multi-published best-selling author, Cheryl Wright, former secretary, debt collector, account manager, writing coach, and shopping tour hostess, loves reading. She writes historical and contemporary small-town western romance, as well as romantic suspense and contemporary romance.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is married with two adult children and has six grandchildren. When she’s not writing, she can be found in her craft room.

 

 

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 Men in the Series:

January – Jude Ouvrard

February – Scarlett J. Rose

March – Susan Horsnell

April – Aleisha Maree

May – Cheryl Wright

June – C. Renee

July – Sonya Jesus

August – Cari Robe

September – Heather Osbourne

October – RaeAnne Hadley

November – Margaret Tanner

December – DL Gallie

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Tess – Women Betrayed Series

TESS

THE WOMEN BETRAYED SERIES

Book 2

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Branded a traitor, Nathan Montgomery is disowned by his family and his country. In a lawless town like Deadwood, a man can hide from his former life and make a comfortable living, no questions asked.
Tess Smith is hiding a dangerous secret from her past. She finds solace in her skills as a circus acrobat, but once her kindly mentor dies, she is left to the mercy of his evil nephew.
Can Tess and Nathan find happiness together, or will dark deeds tear them apart?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MARGARET TANNER –

DRAMA FILLED HISTORICAL AND WESTERN ROMANCE

Margaret Tanner is an award winning multi-published Australian author. She once spent a couple of hours in an old goal cell so she could feel the chilling cold and fear of her heroine.
She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical and western romance novels. No book is too old or tattered for her to trawl through, no museum too dusty and no website too hard to navigate. Many of her novels have been inspired by true events, with one being written around the hardships and triumphs of her pioneering ancestors in frontier Australia.
Her favorite historical period is the 1st World War, and she has visited the battlefields of Gallipoli, France and Belgium, a truly poignant experience.

With the encouragement of friend and Award Winning, Western Romance author, Susan Horsnell, she has fallen in love with writing Western Historical Romance. Frontier Australia and frontier America, have many similarities, isolated communities, a large single male population and a lack of eligible women.
She has always loved Westerns, soaking up all the Western TV shows and movies when she was young. Bonanza was her all-time favourite show. Little Joe Cartwright was her hero. Western Author, Zane Grey was her favourite author at that time.
Margaret has a short story published in the Western Romance Anthology, Rawhide ‘N Roses which was a 2015 Rone Finalist.

Margaret was also invited to participate in the American Mail Order Bride Series, 50 brides from 50 states, from 45 different authors. Her story is Edwina, Bride of Connecticut which is Book No 5 in the series.
Margaret has written 6 Western Historical Romance novellas.

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AWARDS

On 1st June,2015, Falsely Accused was announced as the winner of the historical novel section of Easy Chair Book shop literary competition.

Haunted Hearts came 5th in the romance section of Easy Chair Book shop competition 2015.

Margaret won the 2007 Author of the Year at AussieAuthors.com. She also won it for a 2nd time in 2010.

Frontier Wife, won the 2010 Reader’s Favorite Historical Romance Award.

Wild Oats
As an unpublished manuscript, Fiery Possession was short-listed in English Publisher,ChocLit Find An Aussie Star competition, in December 2012.

A Rose In No-Man’s Land (published by Amazon Encore),won an un-published manuscript award through RWA (Romance Writers of Australia), several years ago and also won the Best Historical Romance of 2015 at Authors On The Air Global Radio Network Book Reviewers.

The Series Begins – Claire

CLAIRE

THE WOMEN BETRAYED SERIES

Book 1

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Destitute, eighteen year old Claire is forced into working at a high class men’s club in New Orleans.
A chance sighting of her childhood sweetheart, Aaron Kirby, gives her hope that he might help her escape from the ruthless club owner, Michael De Rosa.
If she does get away, will she find happiness with Aaron on his Texas ranch?
Or will her shameful past be too much for him to forgive?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MARGARET TANNER –

DRAMA FILLED HISTORICAL AND WESTERN ROMANCE

Margaret Tanner is an award winning multi-published Australian author. She once spent a couple of hours in an old goal cell so she could feel the chilling cold and fear of her heroine.
She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical and western romance novels. No book is too old or tattered for her to trawl through, no museum too dusty and no website too hard to navigate. Many of her novels have been inspired by true events, with one being written around the hardships and triumphs of her pioneering ancestors in frontier Australia.
Her favorite historical period is the 1st World War, and she has visited the battlefields of Gallipoli, France and Belgium, a truly poignant experience.

With the encouragement of friend and Award Winning, Western Romance author, Susan Horsnell, she has fallen in love with writing Western Historical Romance. Frontier Australia and frontier America, have many similarities, isolated communities, a large single male population and a lack of eligible women.
She has always loved Westerns, soaking up all the Western TV shows and movies when she was young. Bonanza was her all-time favourite show. Little Joe Cartwright was her hero. Western Author, Zane Grey was her favourite author at that time.
Margaret has a short story published in the Western Romance Anthology, Rawhide ‘N Roses which was a 2015 Rone Finalist.

Margaret was also invited to participate in the American Mail Order Bride Series, 50 brides from 50 states, from 45 different authors. Her story is Edwina, Bride of Connecticut which is Book No 5 in the series.
Margaret has written 6 Western Historical Romance novellas.

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AWARDS

On 1st June,2015, Falsely Accused was announced as the winner of the historical novel section of Easy Chair Book shop literary competition.

Haunted Hearts came 5th in the romance section of Easy Chair Book shop competition 2015.

Margaret won the 2007 Author of the Year at AussieAuthors.com. She also won it for a 2nd time in 2010.

Frontier Wife, won the 2010 Reader’s Favorite Historical Romance Award.

Wild Oats
As an unpublished manuscript, Fiery Possession was short-listed in English Publisher,ChocLit Find An Aussie Star competition, in December 2012.

A Rose In No-Man’s Land (published by Amazon Encore),won an un-published manuscript award through RWA (Romance Writers of Australia), several years ago and also won the Best Historical Romance of 2015 at Authors On The Air Global Radio Network Book Reviewers.

Mail Order Brides of Dayton Falls – The Series so Far

The Widower’s Christmas Wish

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In her wildest dreams Charlotte Montgomery never thought she’d ever become a mail order bride.

On discovering her parents have arranged for her to marry an elderly rich man who has already disposed of two wives, she has no option but to flee for her life.

Sheriff Angus Doyle needs a mother for his daughter after his sister can no longer care for her. Desperation has him sending for a mail order bride.

Is the undeniable attraction between the two of them, when they first meet, enough to overcome their secrets? He has a child he hasn’t mentioned, and she is a runaway?

Author’s Promise: This is a heartwarming Christmas novella with a happily ever after ending and no cliffhangers. It is a clean and wholesome story with nothing more than hugs, kisses, and holding hands.

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The Barber’s Christmas Bride

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Until her employer’s violence had her fearing for her life, Allie MacIntosh had never been desperate enough to become a mail order bride.

Small town barber, Charlie Jones is lonely. He lives for his work and not much else. He wants someone to share his life, and a mail order bride is his only hope.

When Allie arrives, Charlie is instantly smitten, but will she ever feel the same way about him? And what is the terrible secret she is hiding?

Charlie needs a Christmas miracle because if he can’t solve these problems, their relationship is doomed.

Author’s Promise: This is a heartwarming Christmas novella with a happily ever after ending and no cliffhangers. It is a clean and wholesome story with nothing more than hugs, kisses, and holding hands.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I am a multi award-winning and bestselling Australian author who has been published by traditional publishers since 2003. I love writing contemporary and historical western romance, either with or without suspense elements, and also write romantic suspense. Since August 2017, I have concentrated on writing mostly contemporary western romance series, where characters and settings are interlinked between each series. This means you have familiar characters and places throughout each series. I’ve taught writing for many years, and have written several non-fiction books about writing. I’ve worked as an editor for publishers, coached writers one-on-one, and have appeared at writer’s conferences in Australia and New Zealand. I have also been an invited guest speaker at Sisters in Crime and other relevant author groups. I have been married to my own real-life hero for over 43 years. We have two grown children and six grandchildren. Our household would not be complete without our wonderful pets, which includes two elderly cats and our beautiful dog Bindy, who loves long, leisurely walks. We are also fostering a puppy, who will ultimately go to a child with severe autism. My hobbies are tenpin bowling and paper crafts, and surprisingly, going to the gym. I hope you enjoy reading my books. If so, please consider leaving a review after you’ve finished reading my book/s. (This helps other people to see my books on Amazon.)For all the latest goo, please sign up to my newsletter at my website.

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Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys

💥Cowboys are a girl’s best friend.💥

 

 

Round them up, rope them and love them! Cowboys are a girl’s best friend. They ride hard and love harder!
D’Ann Lindun’s amazing set of novellas set in the contemporary west are filled with sexy cowboys and the strong women who love them.

Lily’s Summer Cowboy

Friendship, passion and so much more…
Afraid to love, Lily Halderman is determined to never feel despair like when she lost her husband to cancer. Left alone to continue their custom farming business, she struggles to stay afloat, both financially and emotionally.
Will Wainwright is running from the pain of the past. But, Lily’s grit and determination to move forward catches him off guard.
Friendship turns to passion …but can they heal one another?

Cowboy Bred, Cowboy Born

Despite their determination to stay the course they’ve each chosen, attraction pulls photographer, Alannah and rancher, Sterling together as steadily as a nail to a magnet. Can these two find a way to mesh Alannah’s need for freedom and Gentry’s desire to hold onto his land?

Ride, Cowboy, Ride

Can they find freedom together?
A locked up heart.
Broke, busted and blue.
Can an ex-con and a woman determined to stand strong, find a romance which will last a lifetime?

Falling for the Cowboy

He craves solitude to forget what a woman did to him. She needs one last chance before her career ends. Can a plane crash in the Canadian Rockies show them what really matters?

A Cowboy Kinda Christmas

When an angel driving a red Mustang runs Nick Hadley’s sleigh off the road, his first reaction is indignation. His second is awe. The beautiful woman makes him forget his past and look straight into the future. If he takes a chance on love, she will change his life forever.

 

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Falling 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, three ducks and cats of every shape and color often show up in her stories!

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