Thanks for stopping by! I write both contemporary and historical romance set in the West. Whether you like cowboys, bad boys or heroes that steal your heart, you’ll find adventure, humor and true love within. Here on my site, you’ll get info on my latest releases, my backlist books and excerpts that I hope you’ll enjoy.
Hi sweet readers! So happy you stopped by. Spring is upon us and the trees are blooming in the Midwest where I live. The weather is warming and the grass is greening. It’s the perfect time to sit outside with a good book and dream a day away, don’t you think? After a crazy winter stuck in the house watching the news, I’m all in for some serious escape right now. How about you?
I’m furiously writing my next Tule Publishing book for my Canadays of Montana series. Many of you have written to me to ask if another one is coming. The answer is absolutely! I can’t wait for you to read this one, a wrap up of this much loved series about the Canaday sisters. Release date for that one is sometime early fall.
And a new Christmas book is next up, which will kick off a new series for me. More about that one later! Meanwhile, look for a special #FREE Giveaway on Book 1 of Canadays of Montana (A Cowboy To Remember) starting April 9th for a limited time! Stop by my Facebook Author page and I will post the link there.
And BTW, I was thrilled and honored that Book Two, CHOOSE ME COWBOY finaled in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest this year! If you haven’t started this series yet, what are you waiting for?) HINT: Go to my FB Author page (Link at the top of this page!) to find a link to download the first book in this series FREE along with 4 other wonderful first in series books by other Tule Publishing authors until April 14th!
Also, British Glamour featured this Canaday series in their Recommended Reads column this past winter. Couldn’t be more thrilled to be included.
And while we’re talking books, have you tried my western historicals? Wild Western Hearts Series and Wild Western Rogues series are fun, full of adventure and definitely not sweet. But if you read my books, you’ll know they’re like Goldilocks, just sexy enough. If you like my contemporaries, please give them a try.
Enjoy and happy reading!
THE COWGIRL’S CHRISTMAS WISH (The Canadays of Montana Series – Book 3)
Event planner Eve Canaday and her secret crush, Dr. Ben Tyler, are unexpectedly drafted to help a little girl fulfill her late mother’s wish—a magical Christmas to create some happy memories. Eve sees this opportunity as a sign; Ben, as a glitch in his plan to leave Marietta behind for good.
As the trio checks off the to-do list of Christmas fun, Ben’s ‘bah-humbug’ opinion of the holiday fades, along with ideas about keeping his distance from Eve. Getting involved is the last thing he wants to do but, alas, there’s no accounting for cosmic interference.
With the season of miracles upon this jewel of a town, will Eve find it’s possible that Christmas wishes aren’t only for little girls?
RECKLESS IN LAGUNA (Novella)
He was the gardener’s brilliant son. She was the rich girl who loved him. But when Nio Reyes mysteriously left Laguna Beach ten years ago without a word of goodbye, he broke Becca Howard’s heart.
Now, with Becca’s once wealthy family in ruins, their money gone, the ever sexy Nio has returned on the eve of their old friends’ beach wedding to undo the damage he left behind. With secrets and family lies still standing in their way, Becca has quit believing in happily-ever-afters.
But one reckless, long-overdue weekend just might change everything.
[This novella is connected to The Canadays of Montana series from Tule Publishing.]
THE RUINATION OF ESSIE SPARKS
Wild Western Rogues Series – Book 2
Essie Sparks’ life is unraveling. After being dismissed from her teaching job at an Indian Boarding School in Montana for protesting abuses there, she’s abducted and dragged off into the night by the half-breed Cheyenne uncle of a student who’s gone missing.
Wounded in the fray, Cade Newcastle’s desperate search for his nephew becomes a race against the clock with a hanging posse dogging them. As he and Essie are forced to save one another, the line between captor and captive blurs into mutual respect then flares into passion.
But imagining a future together will have fateful consequences neither of them could have predicted.
CHOOSE ME, COWBOY
(The Canadays Of Montana Series, Book 2 – Montana Born Books)
Marietta Kindergarten teacher, Kate Canaday, is doing perfectly well without the ex-love of her life mucking up her intention to stay gloriously uncommitted. So what if she’s become—according to her sisters—a serial dater? If pro-bullrider Finn Scott‘s untimely defection six years ago taught her anything, it was that men come with an expiration date. And she’s more than happy to oblige them.
Trouble is, the sexier-than-ever Finn, now a devoted single father, has just moved to Marietta with his adorable five-year-old twins. He’s in an unexpected custody battle with his ex and too proud to ask Kate for help in making his crazy life look stable. But Kate sees helping him as a way of sealing off the hurt from her past once and for all. If they can just keep their hands off each other. After all…expiration date, right?
Not if Finn has anything to say about it…
THE LADY TAKES A GUNSLINGER
Wild Western Rogues Series – Book 1
Texas,1867: Fallen ex-Texas Ranger, Reese Donovan, wants no part in helping aspiring dime-novelist, Grace Turner, rescue her brother from Maximilian’s Mexican prison.
But Reese’s dark past is about to change his mind.
Now, between plotting escape and running for their lives, Reese finds Grace’s quirky, wide-eyed faith in him a breath of fresh air to his wounded soul.
But hope for redemption and a future together may be nothing but a pipe dream as they race into the heart of Mexico to fight impossible odds.
“A vividly written and colorful adventure… everything a romance should be—funny, tender and charming.” ~Jill Barnett, NYT Bestselling Author
“I really loved this book!” ~Kat Martin, NYT Bestselling Author
Formerly titled Almost Paradise
A COWBOY TO REMEMBER
(The Canadays of Montana Series – Book 1 – Montana Born Books)
(Previously titled “A Fair To Remember”)
FREE for a limited time!
Twelve years ago, equestrian Olympic hopeful Olivia Canaday and her best friend, Jake Lassen, made a pinky-swear promise to reunite at the Big Marietta Fair on her thirtieth birthday and marry each other if they were both still single. But that was before they grew up and went their separate ways.
Now, after a disastrous divorce and a career-changing accident, Olivia limps home, minus her mojo, her courage and her faith in love. She retreats to her parents’ ranch, determined to play it safe, but when ex-Army helicopter pilot Jake Lassen arrives to make good on their promise, he reignites passion and hope, two things Olivia had forgotten existed.
Olivia resolves to keep Jake at arm’s length, even though the memory of his kisses keeps her up at night. She knows better than to let her heart get involved, but Jake is planning for the future. Their future. Can Jake convince her to risk it all one more time and really prove he’s a cowboy to remember?