Ferrarella, Marie, The Cowboy and the Baby

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Ferrarella, Marie, The Cowboy and the Baby,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  The Cowboy and the Baby

Author:  Marie Ferrarella

Imprint:  Western Romance

Issues:  Orphan; Parenthood

Blurb:

The wrangler’s special delivery…

When the father of her baby bails, Devon Bennett finds herself in a difficult position. As in “giving birth in a truck on the side of a road” difficult. Devon’s never felt more alone, until a hunky cowboy rides in to save the day.

Deputy Cody McCullough can’t shake the feeling that Devon and her baby still need him, and not just because they’re staying at his ranch. It’s obvious that the single mom’s heart has been broken before and trusting this cowboy lawman doesn’t come easily. But Cody will do whatever it takes to make Devon feel safe again…and to see that her heart finally has a home.

Dear Reader,

Welcome back to Forever, Texas.  I have a brand-new family for you, the McCulloughs, three brothers and a sister.  Orphaned at a young age, they learned early on to depend upon one another and also on the kindness of others, such as Miss Joan, the hard on the outside, soft on the inside owner of the diner, the town’s only restaurant.

This first book belongs to Cody, the third brothers.  While all four McCulloughs live on the family ranch and pitch in to make a go of it, three of them are branching out.  In Cody’s case, he became a deputy sheriff, taking Alma Rodriguez-Tyler’s place when the latter retired to raise her children.

Growing up on the ranch, Cody had more than one occasion to assist when one of the horses had a foal or when one of the cows had a calf.  All that came in handy on the morning he came across Devon Bennett, who had pulled over to the side of the road in her beat-up truck because she was in labor.  Drawn to the vehicle by her screams, the young deputy had no choice but to help.  And once he helped that young life come into the world, he felt honor-bound to make sure that everything else went well for the infant, as well as the baby’s mother.  Come see what happens next!

As always, I thank you for reading one of my books, and from the bottom of my heart, I wish you someone to love who loves you back!

Love,

Marie Ferrarella

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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.

Hudson, Jan, The Maverick

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Hudson, Jan, The Maverick,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2010).

Title:  The Maverick

Author:  Jan Hudson

Imprint:  American Romance (Western Romance)

Issues:  Parenthood

Blurb:

Cassidy Outlaw left her high-powered legal job–and the unscrupulous lawyer fiance who broke her heart– to return to Texas. Here, life is simpler and the people more authentic. Managing her family’s Chili Witches Cafe and protecting the charm of old Austin’s landmarks keeps her too busy to care about spending time with Griff Mitchell, the new hottie in town with the Paul Newman blue eyes.

When Cass literally stumbles over him on the jogging trail, Griff falls for her in turn–hard. Too bad she’s got a problem with big New York City lawyers…because he’s here to convince her family to sell their historic property. No one told him Cass was the kind of woman who could stand up to any man–a maverick who could break his heart. Will she forgive him when she discovers his secret?

Dear Reader,

I can’t believe this is the seventh Texas Outlaws book.  For those of you who read the last book, The Twin (January 2010), you’ve already met the heroine of this story, Cassidy Outlaw, the other twin sister.  On flex time, Cass and her sister, Sunny, manage the family’s Chili Witches Café in Austin, Texas, a stone’s throw from the capitol grounds.

Cass is a maverick for sure, and there’s not much she can’t handle – until she runs into Griff Mitchell, a man who’s dead set on wining and dining and wooing our Cass.  Austin is known for a lot of things, tops among them are music, history, great food…and bats.  Get set to learn more about both its bats and its great food, everything from migas to rattlesnake cakes and wild game, as a New York lawyer tries his best to win this Texas gal who isn’t too fond of lawyers in general.  Bet I’ll have you smacking your lips for sweet potato empanadas.  (There are tasty recipes on the Internet.)

The senator pops in from time to time, offering advice to his daughter.  (He’s rooting for Griff, but the rest of her family have their doubts about him – and maybe with good reason.)  You’ll also get reacquainted with characters you’ve met before if you’ve followed the Texas Outlaws series.  The whole Outlaw clan congregates for a couple of neat celebrations.

It’s with a tear in my eye that I say goodbye to the Outlaw family.  I’ve learned to love them.  I hope you do, too.

Enjoy!

Jan Hudson

Watt, Jeannie, The Bull Rider’s Homecoming

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Watt, Jeannie, The Bull Rider’s Homecoming,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  The Bull Rider’s Homecoming

Author:  Jeannie Watt

Imprint:  Western Romance

Issues:  Injury; Parenthood;

Blurb:

Is this his home?

Single mom Annie Owen is so busy raising her twin girls, there’s no time to focus on the “single” part…until rugged Trace Delaney temporarily moves nearby. Annie’s interest in Trace is more than neighborly, but she can’t risk losing her heart to a bull rider on the move. 

Trace is a rolling stone. Or so he thought. Settling down suddenly seems a lot more appealing if it’s with smart, gorgeous Annie and her girls. But they deserve someone they can count on. Is Trace ready to be that man, or will he run from the only place, and the only woman, that ever felt like home?

Dear Reader,

What happens when a man who believes he’s destined to live his life alone gets involved with a single mother and her twin daughters?  That man’s life gets turned upside down, that’s what.

Trace Delaney’s childhood consisted of one upheaval after another, and he grew up believing he wasn’t meant to stay in one place for too long.  His career as a professional bull rider serves him well.  He’s always on the road-or rather, he was, until he agrees to take care of a fellow bull rider’s ranch whilst recovering from surgery.  That’s when Annie Owen and her seven year-old twins enter Trace’s life.  He doesn’t want to get involved with the family.  Truly he doesn’t.  But he discovers that resisting gentle Annie and her girls is even harder than staying on a rank bull for eight seconds.  Now he has to make the hard decision as to whether to stay or go.

As a bull rider’s sister, Annie knows that stuff happens in life and you have to work your way through it or around it, but she’s never come up against anyone quite as stubborn, or as attractive, as Trace.  She’s determined to make a stable home for her girls, but she also feels a strong desire to convince Trace that just because he never has stayed in one place for long, it doesn’t mean that he can’t.

I loved writing Trace and Annie’s story, which is the second installment of my Montana Bull Riders miniseries.  I hope you enjoy the story. 

Happy reading!

Jeannie Watt

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.

Thacker, Cathy Gillen, A Texas Soldier’s Family

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Thacker, Cathy Gillen, A Texas Soldier’s Family,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2016).

Title:  A Texas Soldier’s Family

Author:  Cathy Gillen Thacker

Imprint:  Western Romance

Issues:  Embezzlement; Parenthood;

Blurb:

Don’t mess with this Texan!

On the last leg of his tour of duty, Captain Garrett Lockhart is summoned home to Laramie, Texas, to handle an urgent family matter—a scandal that could destroy the enduring legacy of the Lockharts. Except it’s already being “handled” by Hope Winslow, a professional crisis manager.

Hope is also the beautiful single mother of the most adorable baby boy the Army doctor has ever seen. Garrett is resisting Hope’s efforts at damage control—and pushing her clearly defined boundaries. Too bad she can’t resist him…and fantasies of a future with her Lone Star soldier!

Dear Reader,

Welcome back to Laramie, Texas, for a five-part series about a brand new branch of the Lockhart family!  Lucille Henderson Lockhart and her late husband, Frank Lockhart, both grew up on ranches in Laramie County.  Now Lucille plans to return to her roots, and she wants her five children around her.

In this first story, Army physician Captain Garrett Lockhart agrees to help his mother weather a crisis at the family’s charitable foundation.  But he does not agree with anything renowned scandal manager Hope Winslow wants to do!

The second book shows us that rancher Chance Lockhart is as bullheaded as the bulls he invests in.  And sparks really fly when he goes toe-to-toe with rival Molly Griffin at Christmastime!

No one knows why cowboy Wyatt Lockhart and SPA-turned-riding-instructor Adelaide Smythe broke up years ago.  In book three, we see there’s still a lot of history – and a set of twins – between the two of them.

In book four, cowgirl-chef Sage Lockhart returns to Laramie determined to retain her legendary independence, only to fall hard for Western-wear store owner Nicholas Monroe.

And finally, in book five Special Forces soldier Zane Lockhart believes in duty, honour and country above all else, but when he goes after returned fellow military officer Nora Caldwell, he finds much more is expected.  I hope you enjoy reading this series as much as I loved writing it.

Happy reading!

Cathy Gillen Thacker