Warren, Linda, Texas Rebels: Egan

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Warren, Linda, Texas Rebels:  Egan (Texas Rebels, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015).

Title:  Texas Rebels:  Egan (Texas Rebels, Book 1)

Author:  Linda Warren

Imprint:  American Romance (Western Romance)

Issues:  Parenthood; Revenge

Blurb:

Heart of a Hero

Big-city art instructor Rachel Hollister isn’t back home in Horseshoe, Texas, for more than a few hours before she’s lost and stranded in the woods surrounding Rebel Ranch. But Rachel’s bad luck takes a sudden turn for the better when a ruggedly handsome cowboy manages to save her life, not just once, but twice, in the same day.

Rancher Egan Rebel can’t resist helping someone in need, even an enemy—or the daughter of one. It was Rachel’s father who unjustly sentenced Egan to prison years ago. As attracted as he is to Rachel and her bright, creative energy, Egan can’t forgive the man who stole his freedom. Can Egan let go of the past, or will he turn his back on the only woman he’s ever loved?

Dear Reader,

I’m excited and a little nervous to start this new series, Texas Rebels, about seven brothers.  I’ve never written a seven-book series and I’m hoping I can keep all the characters straight.

Many times I’ve shared with you how I get ideas for my books.  The idea for this series is unusual.  My husband and I loved Lonesome Dove, we watch Longmire and we never missed an episode of Hatfields & McCoys.  I told my husband I’d like to write something similar to these shows that would be modern-day Western-type stories, but not so gritty.  Then one night I dreamed this series.  Yes, I dreamed it.  When I woke up the next morning, I had these two families in my head, their names and exactly what had happened to keep them feuding over the years.  I quickly went to my office and wrote it all down before they faded from my mind.  That was a gift.  I wasn’t that crazy about the name Falcon, but I kept it because I dreamed it that way.

If you like family drama, this is the series for you.  You’ll enjoy it.  I had a blast creating these stories.

With love and thanks,

Linda Warren

You can email me at Lw1508@aolo.com, visit my website at lindawarren.net, send me a message on Facebook (LindaWarrenAuthor) or Twitter (@texauthor), or write me at PO Box 5182, Bryan, TX 77805.  your mail and thoughts are deeply appreciated.

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Warren, Linda, Texas Rebels: Phoenix

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Warren, Linda, Texas Rebels:  Phoenix (Texas Rebels, Book 5),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  Texas Rebels:  Phoenix (Texas Rebels, Book 5)

Author:  Linda Warren

Imprint:  Western Romance

Issues:  Divorce; Domestic Abuse; Domestic Violence; Parenthood;

Blurb:

The cowboy’s last ride… 

Once he gets over the shock of finding out he’s a father, Phoenix Rebel is ready to do right by his toddler son. The gorgeous barrel racer he runs into on the circuit could add a much-needed woman’s touch. There’s just one problem. She’s a McCray—a Rebel’s worst enemy.  

Rosemary could gaze into Phoenix’s warm brown eyes forever. And helping the sexy bull rider and his adorable two-year-old has ignited a fierce yearning in Rosie. Somehow she and Phoenix have to find a way to create their own family—even if it means leaving everyone else they love behind…

Dear Reader,

This is the fifth book in the Texas Rebels series.  If you’ve read any of the Rebel books, you know they’re about seven brothers dealing with life after their father’s death in the small town of Horseshoe, Texas.Phoenix is the youngest and their mother’s favourite.  He’s a carefree, fun-loving guy who doesn’t take anything too seriously.  Until he finds out he’s the father of a two-year-old boy.  Then he grows up quickly.  To complicate matters, he does the unthinkable:  falls in love with Rosemary (Rosie) McCray Wilcott, the daughter of the family’s archenemy.

Rosemary has had a difficult life.  Her father forced her to marry an abusive man.  After she divorces him, the McCray family disowns her.  She’s a loner and doesn’t allow anyone in until Phoenix breaks through her defences.  She wants to love Phoenix and his son, but there’s so much standing in their way.

This was an emotional story to write as Phoenix must fight for the woman he loves.  He goes against family and everything he was taught.  I had my doubts if there was going to be a happy ending for Phoenix and Rosie.  But love has a way of working miracles.  I love a story about a man who’s willing to risk it all for the woman he loves and I hope you will too.

Until the next Rebel book, with love and thanks,

Linda

You can email me at Lw1508@aol.com; send me a message of Facebook.com/lindawarrenauthor or on Twitter, @texauthor; write me at PO Box 5182, Bryan, TX 77805; or visit m website at lindawarren.net.  You mail and thoughts are deeply appreciated.

Warren, Linda, All Roads Lead to Texas

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Warren, Linda, All Roads Lead to Texas (Home to Loveless County, Book 3),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2013).

Title:  All Roads Lead to Texas (Home to Loveless County, Book 3)

Author:  Linda Warren

Imprint:  Superromance

Issues:  Bereavement; Child Abduction; Child Abuse; Domestic Violence; Parenthood

Blurb:

Running away or running home?

Callie Lambert flees New York with her three young siblings for the small Texas town where she was born, waiting for the day their abusive stepfather is put in jail and it’s safe to return to the city.

The four of them quickly become attached to Homestead and its people – especially Sheriff Wade Montgomery, a man who knows what it’s like to lose everything. But what will happen when he finds out Callie’s secret? Will he turn her in, or help her at the risk of losing his badge?

No matter what the future brings, she’s made a promise to bring the kids back home…but what if they’re already there?

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Homestead, Texas.  Never heard of it?  Well, you’re in for a treat.  This is the third book in a series called Home to Loveless County.  The books, about a fictional town in the Texas Hill Country, are written by Roxanne Rustand, K.N. Casper, Roz Denny Dox, Lynnette Kent and me.  I had a great time brainstorming with these wonderful authors.  Please don’t miss any of these exciting stories!

To save the dying town of Homestead, the mayor comes up with a land giveaway program.  New residents arrive weekly in search of a new beginning, a new life.

Callie Lambert was born in Homestead, and when she needs a safe hiding place, she returns to her roots as an applicant for the Home Free Program.  But Callie is a fugitive.  She’s kidnapped her brother and sisters from an abusive stepfather.  Now all she has to do is stay hidden until her case can be heard.

To do that she has to avoid the handsome sheriff, Wade Montgomery.  But he keeps checking on callie and the kids, and against her better judgment she’s drawn to the tall, lanky Texan.  What will Wade do when he discovers her secret?  Turn the page and find out!

I hope you enjoy your visit to Homestead, Texas.

Warmly,

Linda Warren

PS – you can email me at Lw1508@aol.com or send me a message on Facebook, www.facebook.com/authorlindawarren, or on Twitter, www.twitter.com/texauthor, or write me at P.O. Box 5182, Bryan, TX 77805 or visit my website at www.lindawarren.net.  You mail and thoughts are deeply appreciated

Warren, Linda, A Texas Family

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Warren, Linda, A Texas Family (Willow Creek, Texas, Book 2),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2013).

Title:  A Texas Family (Willow Creek, Texas, Book 2)

Author:  Linda Warren

Imprint:  Superromance

Issues:  Child Abduction; Parenthood

Blurb:

A Texas-size secret…

Nine years ago, Jena Brooks fled Willow Creek, Texas, as a frightened teenager. Now she’s finally found the courage to come home, and this time she’s not leaving without her baby. Memories of Asa Corbett stealing her newborn child still haunt Jena to this day. Unfortunately, her best chance at finding her baby is Asa’s eldest son, local cop Carson Corbett.

Trusting a Corbett again isn’t easy, but they’ll need to rely on each other completely to face their pasts and discover the truth. Together, Jena and Carson have a chance to heal old wounds and unite their families for good… if the truth doesn’t first tear them apart.

Dear Reader,

I love secret-baby books.  There.  I’ve admitted it.  I enjoy all the tension and complexity the theme brings to a story.  And the tumultuous emotions.  I love reading them and writing them.  Saying that, I also have to admit out of thirty-three published books I’ve only written two secret-baby books.  A Texas Family is my third.

The idea for this book came to me a few years ago when I was in the hospital.  With nothing to do but lie in bed, I watched a lot of soap operas, which I don’t normally do while I’m at home writing.  Of course, I got pulled into a storyline.  A girl had gotten pregnant when she was about fifteen or sixteen.  She had carried the baby to term, but her father had given it away because he said she was too young to raise it.  Years later, she comes back to her hometown a strong, mature woman determined to find the baby who had been taken from her.

As with soap operas, they go and on, and once I was home I had to stop watching and go back to writing.  But that story stayed with me and I knew I had to write my take on it, Texas-style.  There are a lot of twists and turns and if you like a tearjerker, you’ll love this book.  So come join Jena Brooks as she goes home and meets Carson Corbett, who will risk all to help her.

Don’t miss A Texas Hero (July 2013), the first book in my Willow Creek, Texas series.  A Texas Child will be released in December 2013.

‘Til next time, with love and thanks,

Linda Warren

PS – you can email me at Lw1508@aol.com or send me a message on Facebook, www.facebook.com/authorlindawarren, or on Twitter, www.twitter.com/texauthor, or write me at P.O. Box 5182, Bryan, TX 77805 or visit my website at www.lindawarren.net.  You mail and thoughts are deeply appreciated.

Warren, Linda, A Texas Child

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Warren, Linda, A Texas Child (Willow Creek, Texas, Book 3),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2013).

Title:  A Texas Child (Willow Creek, Texas, Book 3)

Author:  Linda Warren

Imprint:  Superromance

Issues:  Child Abduction; Injury; Parenthood; Self Esteem; Violence

Blurb:

To save a child

Regret. Assistant District Attorney Myra Delgado knows all about it. She’s spent seven years regretting a foolish betrayal of her ex, Levi Coyote. But now Myra needs Levi, a private investigator, and the stakes are bigger than their history—a baby has been kidnapped. And only Myra is brave enough—or crazy enough—to go after a Mexican drug lord and attempt a rescue.

Levi might not be able to forgive her, but he can’t let Myra face the danger alone. As they work to save an innocent child, he learns a shocking truth about their shared past. If they make it through this, he and Myra just might get a second chance at not only love, but family.

Dear Reader,

A Texas Child is the third book in my Willow Creek, Texas series.  In the first two books – A Texas Hero (July 2013) and A Texas Family (October 2013) – I shared how the ideas for the stories were born.  A Texas Child was a little different, created by pure imagination and a little luck.  Myra Delgado is a character from The Texan’s Bride (Harlequin Superromance, October 2011), and Levi Coyote is a character from Her Christmas Hero (Harlequin American Romance, December 2010).  Both have very strong personalities and I knew one day I would write their story.

First, I had to have a way to bring them together.  Second, I needed a plot.  Myra is an assistant district attorney and Levi is a private investigator.  They both work in law enforcement, so I started by giving them a past.  Voilà!  That worked.  I still needed a plot.  One day on the news was a story about a woman who’d married a man from Mexico and he’d taken their child and disappeared.  She couldn’t get the law to help her, because the man was the boy’s father.  My imagination wheel began to spin and I thought I could work that in as part of the plot.

Believe me, it wasn’t easy.  My editor suffered through many emails and talks about how the story wasn’t working.  At times, I wanted to admit defeat.  Miraculously, I finished it.  Now you’ll be the judge of whether it works or not.  I have to say, though, that after all the frustrations and changes, I like this story.  I hope you do, too.

Until the next book, with love and thanks,

Linda Warren

PS – you can email me at Lw1508@aol.com or send me a message on Facebook, www.facebook.com/authorlindawarren, or on Twitter, www.twitter.com/texauthor, or write me at P.O. Box 5182, Bryan, TX 77805 or visit my website at www.lindawarren.net.  You mail and thoughts are deeply appreciated.