Cowgirl Up and Ride

      Lorelei James
Cowgirl Up and Ride

Ridin' the edge of lust is fun--until someone falls in love. Goody-two boots AJ Foster has waited her entire life for her dream cowboy Cord McKay to see her as more than the neighbor girl in pigtails. Now that she's old enough to stake her claim on him, she's pulling out all the sexual stops and riding hell-bent for leather--straight for his libido. Divorced rancher Cord has sworn off all women. . . until innocent AJ suggests he teach her how to ride bareback--and he realizes she doesn't mean horses or bulls. Between his responsibilities running his massive ranch, missing his young son and dealing with the sexual shenanigans of his brother and cousins, Cord is more than willing to take AJ up on her offer. On a trial basis. The fun and games tie them both up in knots. AJ isn't willing to settle for less than the whole shootin' match with her western knight. But for Cord, even though the sexy cowgirl sets his blood ablaze, he's determined to resist her efforts to lasso his battered heart. Sweet, determined AJ has the power to heal--or heel--the gruff cowboy. . . unless Cord's pride keeps him from admitting their relationship is more than a simple roll in the hay.

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    A Man Who Rides

      Stefani Wilder
A Man Who Rides

Erin's life takes a turn for the western when she sees a man sitting on a horse in the middle of a quiet street one morning.Erin's life takes a turn for the western when she sees a man sitting on a horse in the middle of a quiet street one morning. Intrigued, she watches as he drives a small herd of horses through the neighborhood. Although she grew up in the area, Erin has never seen this guy before. Erin continues with her day, but she can’t get the image of that cowboy out of her mind. Spurred by curiosity and a desire to get back to riding horses, she sets out on a search. She discovers the Tipped Z Ranch, and the cowboy she meets there will change her life.

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    Oklahoma Christmas Blues

      Maggie Shayne
Oklahoma Christmas Blues

Darryl's on a quest for peace after losing his one shot at fatherhood.Sophie's running from her ex who nearly destroyed her life and cost her her career. They both end up in Big Falls, Oklahoma and things immediately take a turn for the better. Love, magic, and miracles ensue.Because this is Big Falls, Oklahoma. Miracles are an everyday occurrence around here. Especially at Christmastime.Darryl is on a quest for peace. His chance at fatherhood was taken from him long ago, and an IED in Iraq ensured he’d never get another. In Big Falls, the McIntyre brothers hire him to keep an eye on their beautiful cousin Sophie in case her criminal ex shows up. He doesn’t expect to fall head over heels.Sophie McIntyre’s life was blown apart by a drug dealing ex who cost her her job and nearly her medical license. She comes to Big Falls because she has nowhere else to go. And the minute she gets there, things start to get better.Is it because of that letter to Santa her Aunt Vidalia convinced her to write? Within days she meets a beautiful man with a deeply wounded soul. And oddly, she finds herself giving him the same advice the town Santa gave to her—try believing again, and if it’s too much to believe, then just try hoping.Love, magic, and miracles ensue.Because this is Big Falls, Oklahoma. Miracles are an everyday occurrence around here. Especially at Christmastime.BELIEVE AGAIN with MAGGIE SHAYNE

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    The Rancher Takes a Bride

      Sylvia McDaniel
The Rancher Takes a Bride

Eugenia Burnett wants grandchildren. This cunning widow is determined to find wives for her brood of handsome sons. She thinks fiery Rose Severin is just the woman for her obstinate eldest son, Travis. But Rose, speaks to the dead or at least pretends to, until she can earn enough money to return to New York. And Travis is determined to rid Fort Worth, Texas of imposters like Rose."Where's My Mother's Wedding Ring?"Travis shook Rose hard enough to make her head shake and then quickly released her, her soft skin leaving his hands warm, the smell of her causing his blood to flow like hot lava.She took a deep breath, the tops of her breasts straining against the material of her chemise, the outline of her nipples peeking through the white material. "I don't have your mother's ring. I didn't steal anything!"He looked around the room and spotted her reticule lying on the bed. Quickly he grabbed her bag and started rifling through it."You're welcome to search through my belongings, but you're not going to find the ring. I suggest you start with my trunk."Blood heated his already flushed skin. God, she was beautiful, standing there proudly in her chemise and stockings defending herself, even though he knew it was a lie. Her glossy brown hair hung loose and curling wildly down her back, urging him to run his fingers through her locks. Her skin was flushed with anger, her green eyes flashed with annoyance, and like a Gypsy queen she wove a spell around him.If only she wasn't a cheat and a liar. He paused and let his eyes roam over her body long enough to get her attention. She tilted her nose in the air disdainfully, yet her cheeks had a rosy tint to them that belied her proud defiance. God, he wanted her."To hell with the trunk. What if I start with you?"Travis watched her swallow and noticed a spark of unease in her eyes. He took a couple of steps toward her. She retreated until her back was against the wall.He placed his hands on either side of her, touching the wall, trapping her. "I could run my hands inside your clothing and let my fingers...""Stop!" Nervously, she licked her lips, then placed her hands on his chest and pushed away from the wall, propelling him back. Thrusting her breasts out, she placed one hand on his chest and firmly pressed. She stared into his eyes. "I can talk to you till we're both older than dirt, and you aren't going to believe a word I say. So I'm saying it for the last time. I didn't steal your mother's ring."Travis wrapped his arms around her, his gaze drawn to her luscious mouth. He watched as she ran her tongue across her bottom lip, and the urge to follow its path overcame him. What did she taste like? Was she honey and sweetness or something more exotic?"Like I was saying," he drawled. "I think I'll start with your lips."

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    The Untamed

      Max Brand
The Untamed

And he found life. Hardy cattle moved singly or in small groups and browsed on the withered bunch grass. Summer scorched them, winter humped their backs with cold and arched up their bellies with famine, but they were a breed schooled through generations for this fight against nature. In this junk-shop of the world, rattlesnakes were rulers of the soil. Overhead the buzzards, ominous black specks pendant against the white-hot sky, ruled the air.

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    Big Sky Blue

      Hildie McQueen
Big Sky Blue

A story of two very different people who belong together, proof that sometimes fate can have a sense of humor when it comes to love.Left to raise his infant son alone, a hardened Hank Cole is determined to make the best of it while prospering his ranch, but when a beautiful woman literally lands on his doorstep, he is helpless against the attraction between them.Elizabeth Dawson is too outspoken for gentle society, but she may be the perfect match for a tough Montana cowboy.A story of two very different people who belong together, proof that sometimes fate can have a sense of humor when it comes to love.

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    The Cowgirl Who Loved Horses, Queens of Montana Bonus Book

      Vanessa Bartal
The Cowgirl Who Loved Horses, Queens of Montana Bonus Book

She's known him her whole life, but not like this. Pampered and spolied, Cecily Blake has always seen handsome and wealthy Marcus Henshaw as an uncreachable celebrity. And then he comes to her rescue when she needs him most, changing both their lives forever. The chemistry between them is intense, but their differences are extreme. Can they overcome the obstacles on their rocky road to love?Cecily's Blake's life as a pampered princess has left her ill prepared to take over her family's Montana ranch. But that's exactly what happens when her father is sent to prison. Destitute and desperate, Cecily must give up her dreams and her future to try and learn how to turn a profit. The last thing she needs is to fall in love, and certainly not with a neighbor she's known all her life. Marcus Henshaw is too old, too rich, too handsome, and too unavailable. In short, he's the worst possible choice for her at the worst possible time. Marcus has a different opinion, though. He doesn't see his age, his wealth, or his longtime girlfriend as an obstacle between them. He has always gotten whatever he wanted, at least until he decided he wanted Cecily. Who would have thought the flighty girl he watched grow up would turn out to be the most captivating woman he ever met? And who would have believed that someone so close could be so out of reach? As he tries to convince Cecily to give their rocky romance a chance, someone unexpected starts throwing obstacles in their path, making them wonder if getting what they wish for just might be the worst mistake of their lives.

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    Kid Lay

      Boyd Neisler
Kid Lay

A young man fancying himself a gunfighter comes to town to make a name and reputation for himself by calling out the sheriff. The resultant gunfight will give Kid Lay a new alias. perhaps not to his liking.William Lay of Arkansas, to important to stay on the farm, has given himself the nickname of "The Arkansas Kid". He will attempt to live up to the name and reputation he created. He rides into a north Texas town and picks an old west, stand in the street and shoot it out with the sheriff.

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    Redemption's Edge

      Shirleen Davies
Redemption's Edge

Dax Pelletier is ready for a new life. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with confronting the tough truths of leadership—until her meets Rachel, the woman who’s captured his heart.Rachel Davenport possesses skills earned as a nurse in field hospitals during the Civil War—skills she’ll use to build a new life. Now, her feelings for one man threaten to change everything.“A heartwarming, passionate story of loss, forgiveness, and redemption set in the untamed frontier during the tumultuous years following the Civil War. Ms. Davies’ engaging and complex characters draw you in from the start, creating an exciting introduction to this new historical western romance series.”“Redemption’s Edge is a strong and engaging introduction to her new historical western romance series.”Dax Pelletier is ready to start a new life, far away from the one he left behind in Savannah following the South’s devastating defeat in the Civil War. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with commanding men and confronting the tough truths of leadership.Rachel Davenport possesses skills unlike those of her Boston socialite peers—skills acquired while working as a nurse in field hospitals during the Civil War. Eschewing her northeastern suitors and forever changed by the violence and death she’s seen, Rachel decides to accept her uncle’s invitation to assist him at his clinic in the wild frontier of Montana.Now a Texas Ranger, a promise made to a friend takes Dax and his brother, Luke, to the untamed territory of Montana. He’ll fulfill his oath and return to Austin.The small town of Splendor is exactly what Rachel needs after life in a large city. She’s grown to love the people as well as the majestic beauty of the sprawling frontier wilderness and embraces a new life unlike any she ever thought possible. Now, her feelings for one man threaten to change everything.Dax believes his battle days are over. However, dangers of a different kind stalk him. Confronting the vengeance of men from his past doesn’t alarm the hardened ex-soldier. The biggest threat, and the one he is least prepared to defend against, may come from Rachel, the woman who’s captured his heart.Can she break through his demons and help Dax overcome the nightmares which still haunt him? Will Dax be able to envision a future, one that includes Rachel, or will he continue to hide from his destiny?

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    The Rise of a Warrior

      Harvey Stanbrough
The Rise of a Warrior

Wes Crowley and Otis "Mac" McFadden are teenagers in Watson, a town north of Amarillo in the heart of the traditional Comanche homeland. An impressive group of Texas Rangers ride in to the local livery stable to swap horses. After he overhears the Ranger corporal's description of Iron Bear and his trespasses, and Mac decides on the spot he has to join the Rangers.The Rise of a Warrior is the first prequel and Book 1 in the Wes Crowley novel series. Although the titles eventually will be arranged chronologically, each is a stand-alone novel. In The Rise of a Warrior, Wes Crowley and Otis "Mac" McFadden are teenagers in Watson, Texas, a town some distance north of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle and the heart of Comancheria, the traditional Comanche homeland. An impressive group of Texas Rangers ride in to the local livery stable to swap horses. To convince the owner of the livery stable of the necessity of the trade, the ranking Ranger, Corporal Connolly, describes in detail what the Comanches are capable of when they raid. A few minutes later the Rangers ride out on fresh mounts. The corporal nods at Mac on their way out of town, and Mac decides on the spot he has to join the Rangers. Wes goes along for the ride. What else should a partner do? At what is eventually dubbed The Battle of Boquillas Draw, the Rangers take down one of the more dangerous renegade Comanche war chiefs and all but one of his raiding party. But that one is unique among the Comanches. He bears the sacred number in his name and is destined to become one of the greatest Comanche war chiefs ever known... at the ripe old age of fourteen. Come along to witness the advent of Wes and Mac as Texas Rangers, and the rise of a Comanche warrior, Four Crows.

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    Wildcat Kitty and the Cyclone Kid

      Franklin D. Lincoln
Wildcat Kitty and the Cyclone Kid

A band of wild west "good" outlaws known as the Wildcat Gang are led by unlikely leaders; a young girl and her grandpa. They are known as Wildcat Kitty and The Cyclone Kid. They ride thrilling trails of adventure throughout the west seeking justice and become legendary dime novel heroes.Given a tip for a galactic hot spot, complete with dance floor and attached takeaway, Brick and Spiritwind head towards Fluffy McCoy's with a smile and a chat up-line beneath each sleeve; unfortunately, They's drunken memory tells their ship to go to Huffy LeRoy's by mistake: a bus depot with a dilapidated pub, hanging on for sanity and rare custom.Determined to have fun wherever they are, Brick and Spiritwind pull up a chair at Bozo and Schmuk's booth, two beasts of defiant size who are off to start a henchman training course at Evil University; as politeness spills forth and drink flows, the heroes offer the monstrous duo a lift. When they awake the next morning, they find themselves enrolled on the megalomaniac course, under threat of a thousand pinches and eternal headlocks should they try to leave. Adopting the pseudonyms of Dag Nammit and Corsetry Overload, they opt for study over pain.Nicole Extravaganza and Suzy Fantastic had recently been promoted to grade three heroes, and as such had to cash in their outdated nemesis at Velos 19, the hub of hero admin and ego driven rhetoric. Discovering their nemesis had given up day to day Evil, they hear he now works as the Chancellor at Evil University, and head to the planet that houses the academia of the naughty. Whilst there, they stumble across Brick and Spiritwind's room and overhear the pair mentioning their true identities as grade five heroes. Convinced they could gain further promotion, they offer to help.Hugo Cortizone, the popstar of the hero world, has a monumental crush on the two female heroes, a crush they repeatedly spurn. When his scanners see their ship at Evil University, he considers it his duty to pay them a visit and check they're safe, and maybe to hang around long enough to try and woo a snog out of one of them, or both.Dip Sing Doolally, the chancellor and nemesis in question, decides the institution needs a figurehead for potential students to aspire to, and to increase revenue. He instructs his vice-chancellor, Spon Dooliks, to find one from the current intake and elevate their reputation through manipulated drama.Spon had always envied Good's professional and well thought out approach to the battle of light and darkness, not like Evil with its flawed plans and flippant security measures, so when he spots the heroic nature of Brick and Spiritwind, he believes he's found a duo who can not only be the new hope for bad, but also shift the entire ethos towards greater success. Dip finds the pair little more than annoying and insists they can only be used if they are martyred after achieving whatever Spon intends them to achieve. He wishes to use their memory as an icon rather than the duo themselves.The final assessment for the megalomaniac course is to take over an Earth planet in the early twenty-first century. From their Evil base, a pub by a picturesque canal, Brick and Spiritwind plan to steal the internet and infect it with the news that they now rule the world.With countless pseudonyms and missions overlapping, heroic narrative struggles to make sense of the unfolding adventure, but with a pen and paper, and the odd shot of rum, it slowly falls into place as Good and Evil battle with their own identities as much as each other.

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    Scent of Tears

      M. Juan Knecht
Scent of Tears

Book 1 in the Conchos and Lace Series: Charlie Horn, the orphan son of a sea captain, is given a second chance at survival when a wealthy ranch owner in Monterey, California, becomes his benefactor. Don Topo treats him like a son, and Charlie, who dreams of becoming a vaquero, loves working on the Monterey estancia.Book 1 in the Conchos and Lace Series: Charlie Horn, the orphan son of a sea captain, is given a second chance at survival when a wealthy ranch owner in Monterey, California, becomes his benefactor. Don Topo treats him like a son, and Charlie, who dreams of becoming a vaquero, loves working on the Monterey estancia. Life would be uncomplicated, except that Charlie is irrevocably in love with Lucinda, Don Topo's beautiful blue-eyed daughter—and he has been ever since he first saw her. 
The proud and vibrant Lucinda has a thirst for life and a dangerous lack of fear, but she has no interest in Charlie, except to taunt and torment him. To her he is nothing but a family servant. 
Everything changes when Lucinda's lust for life and danger leads her into the arms of Tiburcio Vasquez, an outlaw wanted for the murder of a Monterey constable. Lucinda's dalliance with the outlaw results in a pregnancy, but Don Topo refuses to allow such a scandal to sully the family name. Instead, he insists that his daughter marry Charlie, thereby forcing him into a lifelong relationship with a woman who is part nightmare and part sweet dream. Set in the ever-changing world of the Alta Sierra in the late eighteen hundreds, Scent of Tears is a story about an unlikely marriage between a young man trying to find his place in the world and a young girl whose heart belongs to a charismatic bandit.

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    (3 Book Box Set) "Romancing The Bull Rider" & "Craved by The Cowboy" & "Cruise Away with Him"

      Rebecca Davis, Annie Holmes, & Carol Lewis
(3 Book Box Set) "Romancing The Bull Rider" & "Craved by The Cowboy" & "Cruise Away with Him"

Jaime is engaged and is busy planning the best day of her life. Things are going according to planned until one day she gets the shock of her life. Jamie decides to confront her worst nightmare head on and live in the moment. A few weeks later Jamie finds herself aboard a luxury cruise ship deep on the Pacific Ocean. While on the journey Jamie discovers herself giving in to her inhibitions.~Romancing The Bull Rider~Rebecca is an extraordinary nurse at her local hospital. Although she is grateful for her job, she feels unfulfilled and stuck in her small town. Fate eventually brings her together with a handsome bull rider named Lucas. Rebecca tries to fight her attraction to him but eventually has no choice but to give in. Follow Rebecca’s journey as she tries to find love, happiness and her true self.~Craved By The Cowboy~After the biggest tragedy of Charlotte life, she finds herself in an unwinnable situation. She is now on the run from the law and they are closing in quickly. Through fate, Charlotte crosses paths with a handsome man who has his own skeletons. Together, they start on a journey of a lifetime and quickly realize that they are meant for each other. Follow Charlotte as she tries to overcome tragedy and maybe in the process find love.~Cruise Away With Him~Jaime is engaged and is busy planning the best day of her life. Things are going according to planned until one day she gets the shock of her life. Jamie decides to confront her worst nightmare head on and live in the moment. A few weeks later Jamie finds herself aboard a luxury cruise ship deep on the Pacific Ocean. While on the journey Jamie discovers herself giving in to her inhibitions, as she longs to live, love and laugh again.

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