LARIATS, LETTERS, AND LACE, released 2/4/16 by Prairie Rose Publications. A Valentine's Day-themed western historical anthology by eight authors.
Between The Lines
Dance hall girl Daisy Shaddock and her miner brother, Perry, work toward a mutual goal of owning a book shop. Perry’s partner Walt Renfrid arrives in town, dreading the promise he must fulfill—delivery of a fateful letter. Recognizing Daisy, Walt can’t resist delaying his purpose for a few stolen moments in her company. Will the news he must deliver push her away or draw the couple closer?
Alone for the first time, tomboyish Libbie Van Eycken accepts a mail-order proposal and travels across country to find a place to call her own. Arizona rancher Dell Stirling needs a wife but didn’t count on the eccentric creature that brings chaos in her wake.
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(expanded from the story included in Present For a Cowboy)
Can a starry-eyed dreamer’s search for adventure overcome a taciturn man’s belief he has nothing to offer?
Will a justice-seeking wanderer find solace on a ranch with a stubborn widow determined to protect what is hers?
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Ivey Treadwell, cook at her family’s boarding house, wants to accomplish something big. For now, she satisfies herself with improving on the traditional recipes for the boarders by adding herbs and spices she gathers. An incident with a broken pan causes her to see Berg Spengler, the town’s blacksmith, in a new light.
Stigmatized for his huge size and blamed for his brother’s injury, Berg has discovered being alone is safer for his heart. But when he sees interest spark in Ivey’s eyes, he decides to take a chance and approach her. The pair discovers an attraction that heats up each time they are alone together. Will Ivey convince Berg his wandering days are over and home is here with her in Comfort?
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COWBOY KISSES, released 1/22/15 by Prairie Rose Publications. A western historical valentine's Day-themed anthology by eight authors.
When My Heart Knew
Tomboy Maisie Treadwell meets her match in cowboy Dylan MacInnes. From the moment they meet, the sparks and words fly. Of course, if she hadn’t knocked him down and caused an ankle sprain, their relationship might have gone more smoothly. To avoid damaging the reputation of the family’s boarding house, Maisie is ordered to be at the mercy of meeting Dylan’s demands. When they discover a shared interest in adventure stories, a bond is struck. Soon, Maisie can’t wait to spend time reading aloud to the virile man confined to a bed. Until the afternoon she overhears him explaining that his demands were meant to teach her a lesson. Can Dylan find a way to gain her trust again?
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PRESENT FOR A COWBOY, released 11/27/14 by Prairie Rose Publications. A western historical Christmas anthology by five authors.
Relocating to Texas has alleviated Clari Rochester’s health problems, and she yearns for adventure. And she spots it outside her relative’s mercantile when a quiet, but compelling, cowboy rescues a small child. Trevor Driscoll is the type of hero she’s come to admire through her love of books, and the type of man she secretly pens in her dime novels. But they’ve never had a real conversation. Trevor knows the logging accident that left him with only eight fingers limits his options, but he’s learned to manage. Until he rescues a fine lady from a runaway horse, spends the afternoon transporting her to safety, and gets a glimpse of what he’s always wanted. How will he respond to the unique present this special woman bestows?
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Aleen MacRae blames the lure of the sea for breaking apart first her family then her engagement. When her interest is caught by a treasure-seeking man, she resists—afraid to believe in her aunt’s prediction that her future is tied to the sea. Braden Williams is tracing his heritage and the pirate treasure linked to his ancestor. Will Aleen play things safe or accept what this free-spirited man offers?
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Clover Damone’s trip to the Sugar & Spice Bakery involves a mysterious gift—a cowboy gingerbread man cookie. Rancher Wade Pallaton helps out an attractive woman in distress…one look sparks an interest he thought had died a decade earlier. Divorce made them gun shy about relationships but can Lasso-A-Heart online dating emails entice them to reveal the secrets of their lonely hearts?
"I truly enjoyed the background of the characters and loved being able to join them on this ride." Marie, Cocktails and Books
All Tora’s known is Dorado, Texas and as soon as the family-run bakery sells, she’s headed for life outside the city limits. When widower Jordan Dawson shows interest, she suddenly wonders about getting better acquainted.
In town to open a sporting goods store, Jordan wants to provide his daughter with life in a close-knit community. When the friendly baker sparks his interest, he campaigns to keep her in town. Will Tora give him a chance?
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"There’s a charming little girl, a quaint town with a fun backstory, and a sweet romance."~Marie at Cocktails and Books
The Ring That Binds from Prism Book Group
1886, Aspen mining town
Widow Celina Innes runs her dress shop and live down her late husband’s bad choices for her daughter’s sake. General store co-owner Mikel Toussaint has an eye for the proud woman’s struggles and wishes he could help. Can a woman sworn to put down roots and a man looking for more riches find happiness?
"Although it's a short novel, the characters are well developed." ~Amazon reviewer
"If you're looking for a Christmas story that will dazzle in its simplicity and honesty, The Ring That Binds is sure to please." ~Amazon Reviewer
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"In this entertaining and well-crafted Western romance, Carroll-Bradd immediately draws us into the story. Bull City in Wyoming Territory and its characters become real as the love story of Quinn and Ciara gently unfolds." 5 stars, by Dee Ann Palmer
Ex-fancy lady Jazzy Morgan is heading west for a new life. A fateful stagecoach ride puts her high on US Marshal Slade Thomas’s suspect list for a bank robbery. No matter that both have strong reasons to resist, they share a night of passion. The next day when the female stage passengers are kidnapped, Slade must choose between his duty and his lady.
"I am always pleasantly surprised when I find a novella that not only has a fully developed plot, but also fully developed characters." ~Amazon Reviewer
Jessa Landers has a secret crush on her teens’ years-younger swim coach. A widow for three years, she’s managing her life and enjoys her freedom—except for long, lonely evenings when she craves an attentive man.
Coach Rick Grant loves being a high school teacher and swim coach. Surrounded by families has him yearning for his own romantic connection—and his eye is on Jessa. Will Jessa protect the balance of her family life, or take a second chance on love?
"This sweet romance brought a smile to my face as I read the last paragraph." ~Linda Pitts
"Compelling, romantic - worth diving in!" ~Amazon Reviewer