My latest release is book 2 in my Big Sky Lawmen series.
I recently got back rights to Last First Kiss and thought a revamped version would be a perfect fit for this series. So it’s now called Wade and is available at Amazon through their KDP Select program so if you have Kindle Unlimited it will be a free read.
Here’s the synopsis and an excerpt-
Wade Linley never thought he’d live to see the day when he’d receive a frantic call from Emily Richardson asking him to drive out to the Mountain View B and B because she was about to be arrested for first degree murder. However, the evidence is overwhelming. Now she’s on her way to jail and has only one request—for Wade to phone call her granddaughter, Sophie, and ask her to come home. Wade knows having her back in town means nothing but trouble for his heart.
Sophie can’t believe it’s Wade’s voice on the other end of the line and that her grandmother has been arrested for murder. Going home is a must but things would be a lot easier if Wade wasn’t there. After all, she did break his heart eight years ago. Together, can these once childhood sweethearts clear Emily’s name and put their differences aside while rediscovering their love for one another?
Sophie leaned closer to the mirror and swirled some lip gloss over her lips before smacking them together. She stepped back, taking a comb and running it through her hair. It looked a mess from sitting in that cramped seat for so long. She rummaged through her bag and found an elastic band. She quickly pulled her hair back and secured it into a ponytail. Sophie picked up her bag from the countertop, made a mad dash for the door, and headed for the baggage claim where she hoped Wade would be waiting to drive her to Glacier Valley.
Her heart beat faster with each step she took anticipating what he’d look like. What they’d say and also what they’d talk about on the journey home. A group of older women obscured her view of the baggage claim area, but as they parted ways she could a glimpse of a man holding his cowboy hat in both hands while leaning against a wall in the car rental area. He was standing in profile, but she knew it was Wade. She’d recognize that fine looking bone structure anywhere. Time hadn’t changed or taken it away. She stopped walking, wondering if she could actually face him again.
However, she had to for her grandmother. And after all, he’d driven all this way to collect her.
She took a deep breath, willing her feet to start moving again. The closer she got, the more her heart picked up speed. It pounded in her ears, almost deafening her. He turned her way but hadn’t noticed her quite yet because he seemed to be looking at the carousel that had just started up.
Yes, he was a mature grown man now. His shoulders were wider, and he’d bulked up in a good way. He’d suddenly caught sight of her and mouthed her name.
Sophie’s heart missed a beat as she ran at top speed toward him, and he ran toward her.
When they met she put her hand out to shake his, thinking that was the safest thing to do. However, when he failed to accept it, and instead pulled her in close, she knew she was in love with him all over again. She wondered if he felt the same way, too.
Would that be stupid of us or romantic?
“Sophie, it’s so great to see you. You look really good.” They pulled away.
“You do, too.”
Now that they’d got past the hugging stage she thought about giving him a kiss on the cheek for old times, but he made the first move and kissed her lips instead.
She closed her eyes. How long had it been since they’d kissed? Seemed like eternity. Sophie thought it would be just a quick peck. She wasn’t expecting anything more, but Wade’s lips lingered on hers.
Sophie had always loved the way he kissed. No other guy, including her ex-husband, had kissed quite like Wade. He was the first boy she’d ever kissed, and it had been the summer of her sixteenth birthday. Yes, they’d kissed before, play sort of ones, quick ones where their lips smacked together for a few seconds. But on that birthday things had gotten more serious, and the kiss had been longer; mouths had opened, and eager tongues had slipped beyond their lips. When they’d finally pulled away Wade had said something she still remembered to this very day.
“You’re going to be my only girlfriend, and I’ll be your only boyfriend, so we won’t have any other first kisses, which officially makes that our last first kiss.”
Today, March 21st, head over to The Romance Reviews to win a copy of Callum, book one in my series, Cowboy Tough.
Good luck everyone!
I just released a book in my brand new series Big Sky Lawmen.
As you can guess each story will be set in some part of Montana and feature a lawman and the woman who steals his heart.
The first story, Matt, is loosely based on onr I published with Evernight in 2012 (How I Met My Lover).
Here’s the synopsis and an excerpt…hope you enjoy the book.
Matt Hennessey is sheriff of Glacier Valley County and wants nothing more than to have the county return to its law abiding ways. Big city trouble seems to be moving into Big Sky and when a local FBI agent asks Matt to go undercover he has no idea that another crime’s about to be committed.
Emily Garwood has just returned home to Montana and plans to go to law school but money’s tight. She runs into an old school friend who somehow talks her into giving the escort business a try.
When Matt agrees to pose as a client he doesn’t count on the escort being cute and curvy and just his type. He comes away with little information about her boss but knows he’s somehow fallen for a lady with a shady job.
Emily has no idea the man who she’s fallen for is the sheriff but when Emily’s friend is beaten and ends up in a coma, it’s up to Emily and Matt to work together to find the culprit and rid Big Sky of the bad guy.
Can they both get the job done and will true love shine through?
Emily looked at the clock on the pay per view box above the TV. It was almost 7.20 p.m. Mia had told her the client would arrive at 7 p.m. Maybe he’d changed his mind. Perhaps this was a sign that she wasn’t supposed to go ahead with this. Her hands had been shaking for the last half an hour while she’d sat on the bed and waited.
The minutes had passed like hours.
All sorts of horrible thoughts had gone through her mind. What if she didn’t excite him? What if she couldn’t make him hard? What if he wanted her to do something she didn’t know how to do? She should have checked out some sex websites before heading here. Maybe even taken Mia up on her offer to sit in and watch her in action. Nope, she’d never be able to look Mia in the face again if she’d done that.
And what about her? What if she didn’t get excited about this guy? What if he was repulsive? What if he didn’t get her wet enough and it hurt like hell?
Mia had told her the client had paid for a regular session which was two hours. Just how would she keep him continually entertained for that long?
The clock turned to 7.22 p.m.
He definitely wasn’t showing. He’d changed his mind.
Yeah, and so had she.
No way was she cut out for this sort of thing. Sure, she’d spent most of the day at the hairdressers getting her hair cut and highlighted, even having her nails manicured. And yes, the technician had talked her into applying stick-on false nails because Emily was a bad girl and bit hers down to virtually nothing.
And let’s not forget that this was against the law.
What was I thinking? I’ve got to get out of here.
She grabbed her bag and threw it over her shoulder. If she left now everything would be fine. She’d phone Mia, and maybe she’d still have time to race across town and get here in time for her client. Well, that was if he even showed up. Emily headed to the door, ready to exit and run as fast as she could, vowing to forget she was even here and was about to do something this stupid, when she heard two raps on it.
Damn, too late.
Her legs shook and they were now downright wobbly too, and she doubted she’d even get one in front of the other to walk, let alone run. She just had this awful feeling in the pit of her stomach that — what was his name? — yeah, Mia had told her Matt.
She’d tell him he had the wrong room. She’d send him down the hallway on a wild goose chase, and when he wasn’t looking she’d make a mad dash for the elevator.
This was it.
She opened the door ready to tell him the bogus story, but holy shit, he was gorgeous. No, this could be the client. The guy really did have the wrong room because why would a man who looked like this have to pay for sex?
This week I got rights back to the rest of my books that were published with Cobblestone Press. I’ll be revamping, them, adding new chapters to some and then re-releasing them at a lower price. It’s a slow process and even more so because I’m working on new stories too. I hope to every book back on the sites by the middle of June.
This week I re-released three of the books-
Cater to Me which I added three new chapters-
One Night with You
Seduced by a Cowboy which was previously titled The Last American Cowboy
All three of these titles are now available at All Romance E Books and Smashwords and over the next few days, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo too. If you haven’t read them, I hope you’ll take the opportunity to check them out.
And don’t forget on May 5th I’ll be releasing a new story, Jackson part of my Big Sky County series.
For those of you following along with the storyline I began in Brody, it continues with my March release, Branndon Jr. If you’ve read Brody, you’ll know at the end of the book, Branndon Sr. has hired a nurse to look after Branndon Jr. while he gets back on his feet after donating his kidney to Brody. The nurse comes in the shape of Susanne who went to school with the Mckinney boys.
Branndon Jr. wasn’t always that nice to her and when he hears she’ll be living under his roof and with her five year old daughter, he thinks she’s out for revenge, but maybe, just maybe she’s the true love of his life.
Here’s first look at the cover and I hope you enjoy the story-
If you’re following along with the Big Sky County series, you’ll already know Cash. He first appeared in Connor where he bid on Connor’s sister Katy. Just like the Nolan-Delaney’s, Cash’s family had a skeleton in their closet which was revealed in Ryan.
In this story it’s back to present day Montana with Katy and Cash heading off to Las Vegas where she hopes that the relationship will move from the platonic stage it’s been stuck in for the last few months.
However, Cash Doyle is, underneath his handsome façade, a broken man who’s keeping a secret from not only Katy, but the world.
The book will be released on Thursday July 30th and has been selected as an Editor’s Pick.
On May 4th it’s back to those sexy modern day cowboys who reside in Big Sky County, Montana. This time it’s Connor Nolan-Delaney’s story. If you read the previous book in the series, Shaun and Jon, you’ll know that his ancestor’s weren’t your conventional people of their time. You may also remember that Jennifer Nealon stumbled upon Connor’s great, great, great grandmother’s journal and it contains information that might be detrimental to his campaign to run for the county sheriff’s job. And of course, Jennifer has always had a thing for Connor so a little blackmail never hurts.
Hope you enjoy reading this one as much as I did writing it. Here’s a sneak peek at the cover-
The next book in my Big Sky County series will be released on November 6th and it’s called Alex.
He’s the town sheriff and has a phobia about doctors until he meets one who makes his heart beat faster and raises his blood pressure in a very good way.
My next release is the first book in my new contemporary Western series titled Big Sky County. Each book will feature a different character from this make believe county in Montana. First up is Mac Connor otherwise known as MacDreamy, he’s an ex rodeo star and a tough cowboy to wrangle, but for the new vet in town, he’s putty in her hands.
Release date is August 22nd and here’s a first look at the cover and I hope you enjoy the story and this new series-