Romance and Mystery Fiction with Warmth and Wit
After losing her father, brother, and husband to violence, a pregnant young widow wants nothing more to do with men and their guns. Will she reconsider for the determined lawman who comes to her aid when she needs help the most?
Como Bluff, Wyoming,
When the only daughter of the town judge chases her runaway fiance', a disillusioned ex-outlaw, deep into the Ozark Mountains, what could possibly go wrong?
A dedicated paleontologist discovers more than she bargained for when a not-quite-dead body turns up at her dig site. Her troubles compound when the handsome stranger awakens convinced she's his two-timing fiancee'.
Things aren’t going Madelyn Li’s way. Her bodyguard agency is on the brink of bankruptcy, her grandmother keeps trying to marry her off, and someone is trying to kill her latest client. All she wants is to safely escort thriller writer and former CIA agent Carter Devlin on his cross country book tour and collect her check.
Light the fire, heat the cider, and lose yourself in this collection of ten short holiday romances. Each story is set in a different fictional small town, from coast to coast, Maine to California. Sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, they're sure to warm your heart and put you in a holiday mood.
After a long string of dating disasters, Sage McDowell has reason to be leery of men. She prefers to keep busy managing an organic farm in idyllic Carmel Valley and making Raku pottery for the gallery she owns with her sisters. But before she knows it, men are complicating her life at every turn. First is Spencer Silveira, a high-flying real estate agent and old nemesis, who starts badgering Sage’s elderly employer to sell her land. Next is former almost-flame Adam Wingate, who has returned to the valley to take over the helm of his family’s vineyard and winery.
When Spencer is found murdered, Sage and Adam must join forces to untangle an intricate web of seemingly random events before they become the killer’s next victims, all while navigating the growing attraction between them. Their quest is sometimes aided, sometimes hindered, by a gang of delinquent goats, two high-flying turkeys, and even the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea. It’s mayhem in paradise!
Zoe Hargrove’s first solo assignment as a bodyguard is off to a rocky start. She’s expected to work undercover as a personal chef—a potential disaster since she can barely burn water—and her culinary assistant will be the client’s latest invention, a robotic sous chef named GRAMPA. There’s also a dangerously handsome chauffeur who looks more like a prize fighter than a car jockey, and Zoe suspects he’s hiding secrets of his own.
Kidnapping. Extortion. Antiquities smuggling. Add one light-fingered, bad-tempered monkey, and it’s all in a day’s work for novice bodyguard Casey Callahan when she’s hired to protect the five-year-old niece of a handsome archaeology professor.
Desperate to escape her abusive fiancé, sculptor Laurel McDowell loads everything she owns into her VW Beetle and heads for the sanctuary of her family home in Big Sur, where she lands a job in an art gallery and begins a new life.
After her ex’s body washes up on the beach, Laurel finds herself dragged into a scheme involving money-laundering Russians, a pair of amiable biker gang members, and a good-looking government number-cruncher who’s more comfortable in a T-shirt and shorts than a suit.