She’s an environmental activist. He’s with big oil. They can’t agree on a single thing, but… that won’t stop them from falling in love.
Opposites do attract, so they say…
Having taken up with a local protest group, Keely Moore is passionate about the environment and ready to protest against big business, Harrison Oil & Gas preparing to drill in the mountains nearby. When Rafe Tucker arrives in town, taking a cabin at Keely’s bed and breakfast, she is stunned to discover his involvement with the oil company, working for them as chief of mining operations. Incensed, she vows to hate him, although the youngest Tucker brother is far too handsome and disarmingly charming.
Rafe understands Keely’s distress, vowing to safely oversee the drill site, but the protest force is stronger than expected, and so is his attraction to the lovely blonde. When plans go awry, Rafe is faced with a staggering decision—a decision that will change the course of his life forever.
If you have enjoyed the first two books of the Rocky Mountain Bachelors series, please stop by Amazon and leave a review.
I am writing a few contemporary western romances set in Colorado. I did turn up the heat level for these books, but they are still pretty clean.
Can a “plain Jane” tame a hot as hell cowboy?
Curt Tucker is used to melting hearts, having romanced his way through town, but what he really wants—the only woman he’s ever truly loved—she’s long gone. Jane Carpenter fell hard for the sexy cowboy, but his bad boy ways caught up with him, breaking her heart into a million pieces.
Now… years later… they are face to face again… nothing having changed. Curt, rugged and handsome, is even hotter than she remembered, weakening her resolve not to fall for him again.
He let her go once, but now… nothing will stop him from making her his forever.
After the death of a guest at the reception for Roger and Abigail’s wedding, the Bradford-Bevan sisters set out to discover the murderer. It seems the deceased, Mr. Fox, had a reputation as a libertine, romancing several married women in town. As the list of suspects grows, Rosemary finds herself entangled with a widower and his sons, the boys coming to stay in the Kimball house while their father is away.
Charles Oliver arrives home to discover that someone has taken his boys. Fate leads him to the Kimball doorstep, where he encounters Miss Bradford-Bevan, who is the teacher in town. Although she has meddled in his affairs, he is drawn to her sweetness and beauty. As Rosemary and Abigail work to unravel the mystery, Rose and Charles grow closer, uncovering a startling truth about someone they thought they knew.
Bandit or lawman… this man will take what he wants.
Having the misfortune of being in a bank at the time of a robbery, Nurse Greta Stock treats one of the wounded gunmen, the man shot right before her eyes. The bandit is a handsome devil with a knowing smile, so she had best watch her step with this one, because he might just steal more than her money.
In Silver River on a job, Travis Brooks ends up in the hospital being treated by a winsome blonde with a pretty smile. Although harboring more than one secret, he is here for a reason. He yearns to reveal the truth to Greta, but he must continue the charade, although it might just be the death of him.
I am trying my hand at writing mystery romances. I hope you enjoy Mountain Mystery, the first book in A Silver River Mystery series.
Welcome to the town of Silver River, hidden deep within the majestic Rocky Mountains. This historical, three-part series follows the lives of the Bradford-Bevan family, who live with their Aunt in a sprawling, three-story house. Abby, her sister, Rosemary, and their friend, Greta, will each face certain calamity, uncovering mysteries to maintain the peaceful existence of their town.
After several miners fall ill, Doctor Roger Cameron finds himself volunteering to help in Silver River, a bustling mining town deep in the Colorado Mountains. What he hadn’t counted on was Nurse Abigail Bradford-Bevan, who, despite wearing hideous-looking glasses, intrigues him.
Following the death of her employer, Abigail stumbles upon his replacement at the post office, meeting a doctor on holiday from Philadelphia. Doctor Cameron must discover the source of the toxin, enlisting Abigail’s help, although they unknowingly place themselves in danger. As the situation grows dire, Abby and Roger work together to solve the puzzle, the truth revealed after a shocking accident.
I am happy to announce that narrator Brinley Brighton-Vaughn continues with the third audio book of The Colorado Brides Series! An Unexpected Annulment is now available as an audio book at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.
Louisa Hoffman has just endured a humiliating annulment, which has left her bitter and determined never to marry again. Having tarnished her reputation in New York, she flees to the Colorado Territory to live with her sisters, Hannah and Paulina, who have happily married and settled.
Determined to teach in Denver City, she is ready to live her dream, but the distracting children of a neighbor have caught her attention. A little girl by the name of Annie and her two brothers have been running amok, feral and starving, as their father has taken to the bottle in his grief over his departed wife. Not being able to mind her own business, Louisa secretly feeds the children, growing closer to them by the day. When their father, Matthias Montgomery, is struck in the head by a wooden beam, she takes over his house, nursing the rugged miner back to health.
Through loss and disappointment, Louisa realizes that God might have something else planned for her, although she fights the attraction she feels for Matthias, determined never to trust a man again. However, she underestimates the charm of the Montgomery children, especially Annie, who tugs at her heartstrings. Louisa’s far more entrenched in their lives than she could have imagined…and living without them is quickly becoming unthinkable.
This is the third book in The Colorado Brides series, chronicling the lives of the Hoffman sisters and their adventures in finding love out west.
Just in time for listening on your summer road trip…
99 cents for a limited time!
Big city detective Judd Norris and his partner arrive in Leadville amid a spate of unsolved murders, someone strangling the harlots in town. Although confident to close the case quickly, he overestimates his skills, annoyed by how slippery the killer is. To compound matters, the distracting beauty of a dance hall girl named Katy Bell turns his head, reminding him of things he’d given up on. Asking Katy to help seems like a sound plan, although it just might put her in harm’s way.
The Preacher: Bachelors of the Prairie is now available at Amazon.
It will take a strong man to tame her…
Accustomed to running wild and free, Winter Maynard finds herself in a mountain town in Colorado, hiding out, while her outlaw brother ties up loose ends. Upon meeting the town’s preacher, who kindly offers her water, she’s drawn to the man, who she senses isn’t who he claims to be. No man of the cloth could look that handsome in a frock coat.
Turning over a new leaf, Pastor Creed Douglas vows to atone for the sins of the past–until the moment Winter Maynard sets foot in town. The winsome blonde, dressed as a man and filthy from the road, intrigues him. Smitten, Creed struggles with his desires, torn between love and duty. It will take a strong man to tame a woman like Winter, and he knows he’s more than capable, but she’s determined to resist him, running straight into disaster.
An Unexpected Bride – Audio Book Edition
After reading about her sister Hannah’s success in homesteading to Denver City, Paulina Hoffman decides to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, traveling with an older couple to the Kansas territory. What she hadn’t anticipated was wagon master, Samuel Tucker, who catches her eye from the start.
The handsome outdoorsman is responsible for this group of homesteaders, seeing to their safety and guiding them along the Platte River on the Oregon Trail. As the days turn into weeks, their relationship grows, especially after Paulina falls victim to cholera and Samuel nurses her back to health.
Falling in love with one of the homesteaders is the last thing Mr. Tucker had expected, but, as he rescues the beauty from disaster more than once, he finds himself unable to resist the pull of Paulina. Living in Denver City was never the plan, but the dictates of his heart might just change his mind…and his life.
I just released another Bachelors of the Prairie book!
The Lawman is now available for 99cents for a limited time.
She’s determined to be a successful businesswoman…
He’s ready to arrest her…
Called to investigate a shooting incident at the new brothel in town, Sheriff Graham Winston is stunned to find its owner a woman. Charlotte Morris is determined to be successful, but fate conspires against her, leading to a confrontation with the local sheriff. The attraction is immediate, the connection unbreakable, but Charlotte has vowed never to remarry, having resigned herself to widowhood. Graham has other ideas though… because the lovely young madam is far too tantalizing to resist.