Historical, contemporary, and paranormal romances of women facing a challenge, all set in the American West.

The books vary for 'heat' level, if you find a story that interests you, look for the hearts. Most books have some mild profanity and violence.

♥ ------holding hands, perhaps a gentle kiss
♥♥ ---- more kisses but no tongue-- no foreplay
♥♥♥ ---kissing, tongue, caressing, foreplay & pillow talk
♥♥♥♥ --all of above, full sexual experience including climax
♥♥♥♥♥ -all of above including coarser language and sex more frequent

Friday, December 23, 2016

list of all the books

End of year is a good time for bookkeeping measures. Since I've had readers ask which books come first and if any are connected, a basic list seemed in order. Full novels run 80-125,000 words (all with spice). Behind a title, (n) indicates novella (books from 20,000 to 40,000 words with no spice). For more about the books, they are all below with buy links.

Oregon historical romances
The four books (currently but more may come) follow one family, the Stevens with three daughters and their mother through the settling of Oregon.
Round the Bend-- 1852: wagons head out on the Oregon Trail. Amy is naive  about what
                              love might be-- Matt disillusioned. Young love faces many challenges.
Where Dreams Go-- 1855: Martha is a widow and does not expect the return of a man who
                                 presents temptations she'd forgotten. Western Oregon homesteading.
Going Home-- 1965: Raine thought she found love and then the Civil War intervened. Now
                        he's back and heading east of the Cascades to his ranch. What's she to do?
Love Waits-- 1867: Belle has come to Eastern Oregon on a mission, which could be                                   compromised by the cavalry officer she's been unable to forget.

Arizona historical romances
Beginning with one outlaw, the O'Brian story follows two brothers and one daughter. Book 4, as a novella, provides a bridge to the Taggert brothers and their father. All of the books share some characters as friends or family. There will be a 9th Arizona historical in spring of 2017 with characters who are the ancestors of those in the Hemstreet witches.

Arizona Sunset-- 1883: Abigail is dissatisfied with her life but did not have in mind quite the
                            change that one outlaw brings when he turns her world upside down.
Tucson Moon-- 1885:  Priscilla is not going to fall in love with a man who wears a gun, not
                          even if he's a lawman, but she'll help him when his small daughter arrives.
Arizona Dawn-- 1898: With a university degree, Grace returns to Tucson, all grown up and
                          ready to fight for the man she loves, who is back from war.
Rose's Gift (n)-- 1899: Widow, Rose receives a proposal, but that's not possible at her age.
                           Ollie finds his life complicated by the arrival of a secret.
Echoes from the Past-- 1901: Holly comes to Tucson to organize an archaeological dig--
                                      not to fall in love. Vince is too old and has lived too hard a life
Lands of Fire-- 1902: Lily finds artistic inspiration when she moves to Tucson to 
                         be close to her sister-- that and a lot more with Jesse.
Bound for the Hills-- 1905: Wilhelmina rents a mountain cabin and shockingly discovers
                                 the hero of her dime novels actually exists, and he's not pleased.
Sonoran Christmas (n)-- 1905: Frederica needs to find her daughter. Meeting a 
                                        real life retired (mostly) outlaw is the help she needs-- in more 
                                        ways than one.

Historical Contemporary
books set in an historic period but beyond the early 1900s
Luck of the Draw-- 1974: Billy Stempleton, bronc and bull rider, comes to Pendleton for
                               the Roundup and meets someone, who will change his life.  

Contemporary urban and country based romances
Set in the American West-- Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and Montana, these stories are romances with danger and suspense. Some share characters.

Desert Inferno-- Landscape painter, Rachel O'Brian finds a dying man on her family's
                          remote desert ranch and Border Patrol comes to investigate.
                          Set in Southern Arizona
Evening Star-- When Portland attorney, Marla Jamison, meets Randy O'Brian, she wants
                        nothing to do with the younger, handsome cop. What we need 
                        and want, aren't always the same thing.
Bannister's Way-- David Bannister has been undercover before but when he takes a job in
                             Oregon and reconnects with his artist wife, Raven, undercover takes on
                             a new meaning. David was in Desert Inferno. Characters from
                             Evening Star are in this book. 

Moon Dust-- For her health, Susan needs a divorce. Dane, a Portland high school principal
                     is facing more than heartbreak as tensions with a militia leader escalate.
Second Chance-- Psychologist Barrett juggles being a single mother and an invasive ex.
                             She cannot afford the complications a truck driver, animal rescuer,
                             much younger man would bring to her daughter or her. This book
                             follows up secondary characters in Moon Dust

Hidden Pearl-- Architect, S.T. Taggert needs to find his sister who apparently joined a
                        dangerous cult. He doesn't want the complications of a beautiful photo-
Her Dark Angel-- Katy has come to Reno to help her uncle while his receptionist is out.
                            Dill, because of a precarious situation, is determined to make her visit
                            a short one. Reno, Portland and Tahoe. 

From Here to There-- A wedding that is a mistake (maybe) and two marriages are part
                                  of Rocking H ranch life-- Montana
A Montana Christmas (n)-- Can a family heal from years of dysfunction? Christmas
                                           may not be the easiest time to find out. Following up on
                                           From Here to There with a continuing love story.

Women Starting Over Series
Red Hawk Christmas (n)-- Leaving Chicago, Diana and her two Chihuahuas travel the
                                          West in an RV. She's not looking for romance but it might find her.                              
Supernatural romances
Set in the mountain West, these stories explore the 'other' side as ordinary people come up against what is anything but ordinary.
Sky Daughter-- When Maggie returns to the mountains of Idaho to heal from
                         losses, she learns her family wasn't what she believed. Even 
                         more unexpected is Reuben. Violence, supernatural and spice
Diablo Canyon-- combining in one book the three following novellas and set in Montana 
                           ranching country. This book has the spice the novellas don't
   When Fates Conspire (n)-- All is not as it seems when star-crossed lovers meet
                                             again and break the rules with the help of their spirit guides
   The Dark of the Moon (n)-- He sees and talks to the other side. She has a ranch
                                              to operate and a son to grieve. The supernatural problems
                                              are greater than either know even with spirit guides to help
   Storm in the Canyon (n)—Being a spirit guide apparently isn’t all that is possible for
                                             Racine. She is needed to combat an old evil returned.
                                             Falling in love with a human wasn’t in the plan—or was it?

Hemstreet Witch Series

Four sisters and their mother use the powers, with which they were born, for good. Evil always lurks. The novels run 50-60,000 words with violence and spice.
Enchantress' Secret—Denali is asked to do a favor for her mother and help solve a
                                      murder. The main suspect has his own secrets but none are a
                                      match for Denali’s.
To Speak of Things Unseen—Elke believes she can help people better understand those
                                                 with natural born spiritual powers if she can convince an
                                                 author to share his supernatural work more widely.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sonoran Christmas

 No sex but there is gun violence as the story of the Taggerts and O'Brians moves forward. In 1905, Arizona still has a lot of the Old West-- enough to surprise a well-bred Eastern lady with a few surprises of her own.
Heat level ♥♥

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Desert Inferno -- Links

Heat level: ♥♥♥♥
eBook and paperback available at the following:
Amazon    Barnes & Noble    iTunes    Kobo       Inktera

Friday, July 22, 2016

To Speak of Things Unseen

Book 2 in the Hemstreet Witches Series
eBook at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KDCI9VG
paperback at CreateSpace.
Heat Level: ♥♥♥♥ with some paranormal violence 

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Enchantress' Secret - links

The Enchantress' Secret -- The Hemstreet Witches, Book 1

heat level  ♥♥♥♥
with some strong language and suspense

Amazon for eBook: Kindle

Book Trailer: http://rainydaytrailers.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-enchantress-secret_30.html

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Lands of Fire-- links

Book Six-- Arizona Historicals-- The Taggerts

Heat level: ♥♥♥♥ with some strong language and mild profanity

Buy links:

Monday, August 31, 2015

Going Home-- Links

Book 3 Oregon Historicals

Heat level: ♥♥♥♥
Some strong language and violence
B&N; Kobo; Apple; and all other buy sites

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Echoes from the Past -- links

Echoes from the Past-- Book 5 Arizona historicals-- the Taggerts

Some violence and strong language
Heat level: ♥♥♥♥ Intended for mature readers.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Round the Bend -- Links

Book 1-- Oregon Historicals

Heat level: ♥♥♥
some strong language and mild profanity

Amazon-- Kindle
 Links for Barnes & Noble; Kobo; iTunes; etc

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Rose's Gift -- Links

Heat level: ♥♥♥
 buy links for novella

Amazon    Barnes & Noble    iTunes    Kobo   inktera

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Arizona Sunset -- Links

Heat level: ♥♥♥♥

eBook and paperback available at the following:
Amazon    Barnes & Noble    iTunes    Kobo      Inktera

Tucson Moon -- Links

Heat level: ♥♥♥♥
eBook and paperback, available at the following  
Amazon     Barnes and Noble    iTunes     Kobo   Inktera

Arizona Dawn -- Links

Heat level: ♥♥♥♥
eBook and paperback available at the following:
Amazon    Barnes & Noble    iTunes    Kobo       Inktera

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Evening Star -- Links

Heat level: ♥♥♥♥
eBook and paperback available at the following:
Amazon    Barnes & Noble    iTunes    Kobo       Inktera