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Ride the River: Rodeo Knights

I’m delighted to be involved with this special project -– interconnected yet standalone contemporary westerns with a bit of intrigue by 10 top contemporary western romance writers. The other nine authors include my The Inheritance Collection partners Lisa Mondello and Margaret Daley, plus bestselling authors Laura Marie Altom, Debra Clopton, Cathy McDavid, Barbara McMahon, Stephanie Rowe, Marin Thomas and Lenora Worth. All the books will release on June 8, and most of them are available for pre-order now on the major ebook retailers’ websites. (See a link to my book below.)

In Ride the River, our heroine Reggie, longing to be an investigator, spots a pattern in far-flung bank robberies and goes undercover at three rodeos to find out more. The first day of the first rodeo, she runs into – literally – her childhood sweetheart, Chapin. And has the horrifying realization that W.C. Johnson, one of three prime suspects who fit the robbery pattern, is her Chapin — William Chapin Johnson.

To keep Reggie from blabbing his name in that first instant, Chapin grabs her and kisses her. One word and she can ruin what he’s been working for.

Chapin is trying to make a comeback on the QT. He’d been on the cusp of stardom as a bronc rider until a nasty injury leaves experts saying he’s done. As far as the rodeo world’s concerned he’s retired to his ranch. But he can’t let it go, rodeoing far from home under the name Bill Johnson.

Now he has to take Reggie into his confidence. But what on earth is she up to?

Will Chapin find out? Can Reggie trust Chapin with proof he’s not the bank robber? Can they overcome the issues that drove them apart in the first place? Who the heck is robbing banks on the rodeo circuit and can he (or she) be stopped?

Where in the world is Chapin and the rodeo?

In this special-project novella, I have the Ride the River characters going to three fictional Wyoming towns that I have used as settings in other books or series. So if you’re a longtime reader, you’ll recognize ranches and other landmarks from Sherman (the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series), Bardville (yes, the Bardville, Wyoming trilogy) and Park (Wyoming Wildflowers). There will be cameo appearances by characters from the other books, too. Note that one interconnection will be between Where Love Lives and its prequel Rodeo Nights (no “K”). Confused? Don’t worry. I’ll include a northern Wyoming map illustration, with both real and fictional points of interest, in Ride the River to help you sort it out.

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Wyoming Wild Series Starters Boxed Set

WyomingWild Boxed Set smallerStarters are those tasty, mouth-watering dishes that begin you on a delightful meal. That’s what I hope this new Wyoming Wild boxed set will be for you – starters of my three contemporary western romance series to introduce you to the stories of Knighton, Far Hills Ranch and Bardville, all set in Wyoming. The three complete novels in Wyoming Wild are: — Almost a Bride, from the Wyoming Wildflowers series
— A Stranger in the Family, from the Bardville, Wyoming series
— Lost and Found Groom, from the A Place Called Home series.

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The Wedding Caper by Patricia McLinnThe Wedding Caper

Some invitations you don’t refuse. Especially not when they start that most wonderful of phrases tapping away in your head – What if…

That’s what happened when I received the exciting and flattering invitation to write a story in the Four Weddings and a Fiasco world created by multi-talented Lucy Kevin (Bella Andre). What if the pros at the Rose Chalet needed to put on a make-believe wedding with very little time to do it and for a good cause? What if the couple in that make-believe wedding had excellent reasons not to explore feelings that just might not be make-believe? What if . . . they had to pull off The Wedding Caper?

It was great fun to play in Lucy Kevin’s much-loved world, having K.D., Eric and other characters I created interacting with Rose and RJ, Julie and Andrew, Phoebe and Patrick, Tyce and Whitney, Anne and Gareth. I hope you’ll enjoy revisiting them all (or meeting them for the first time) through this standalone story.

Here’s more about The Wedding Caper:

The Rose Chalet specializes in wedding days that give couples the perfect way to start their Happily Ever Afters. But when owner Rose Martin discovers a nearby business could be specializing in breaking up couples, she calls on her friends and staff to help find out what’s going on.

Wife is the last thing K.D. Hamilton wants to be. Ever. But this undercover opportunity has the potential to advance her law enforcement career, so she’ll have the wedding she never imagined.

Eric Larkin has been through one wedding . . . and the disillusionment of a divorce. He’s not ready for another. But there are couples trying to make their marriages work who are being taken advantage of, and he has to do something about it.

K.D. and Eric have one week. One week…

To learn enough about each other to pass as a married couple. And to find out what kind of ever-after can possibly follow a make-believe wedding.

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The Heart of Christmas

The Heart of ChristmasMy Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning prequel is part of The Heart of Christmas:

Before the bestselling and award-winning Wyoming Wildflowers series, there was another love story, one that laid the foundation for all those that came after.

Ed Currick’s and Donna Roberts’ worlds couldn’t have been any more different – a rancher from Wyoming and an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a momentary encounter sparks desire . . . and more. But can there be anything but heartbreak ahead when they have only days before their dreams pull them apart?

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… and Four Heart Stealers

Heart Stealers Boxed SetLet me and three other best-selling authors, Kathryn Shay, Judith Arnold and Julie Ortolon, take you on the life-changing journeys of four men who find their soul mates in four very strong women. Four complete novels in one volume. Only 99 cents!

Shay’s COP OF THE YEAR, Book One of the Bayview Heights series–When Captain Mitch Lansing is assigned to Cassie Smith’s high school classroom, sparks fly. He’s by-the-book, and she’s unorthodox and innovative in her teaching methods. But when Mitch develops an unstoppable bond with her students, Cassie finds her attraction to him irresistible.

My LOST AND FOUND GROOM, Book One of the A Place Called Home series–Chasing a story, hardheaded journalist Kendra Jenner is caught in a vicious hurricane…and unexpectedly in the arms of a stranger who speaks no English. Fear leads to passion leads to their making a baby. Three years later, “Paulo” arrives at her Wyoming home, speaking perfect English, and with a new name. He announces he’s come for his son and for her.

Arnold’s SOMEBODY’S DAD, from the Daddy School series–Fund manager Brett Stockton wants love, commitment, maybe even marriage—but no kids, period. Falling in love with photographer Sharon Bartell is easy. She’s everything he could possibly want in a woman…except she’s the single mother of a two-year-old. Can Brett learn to love Max? Or for both Max and Sharon’s sakes, should he walk away?

Ortolon’s FALLING FOR YOU, Book One of the Pearl Island series–Propelled by a lifelong goal to buy the island home reportedly haunted by her colorful ancestors, Aurora St. Claire desperately needs Oliver Chancellor’s help securing a loan, and she won’t take no for an answer. In the midst of convincing the hesitant blue blood to take a chance on her dream, Rory unexpectedly lands in Chance’s arms.

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