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I’m so excited to share not one, but two new boxsets. The first from our Sweet2Heat group, and the second from me.

(In a Marriage of Convenience, love could be the deal breaker.)

Does true love have a chance in a marriage based only on common sense?

No muss.
No fuss.
No love.
Just tie the knot, reach their goals, and split.
But what happens when love sneaks in and those best-laid plans fall apart?
Seven NYT, USA Today, & Bestselling Authors team up to answer this question: “Does true love have a chance in a marriage based only on common sense?”

Her Second-Chance Homecoming – Debra Salonen
The girl “most likely to screw up” returns—secret in hand. Kristin’s done trying to outrun her past, but reconnecting with Donnie, her first and only love, could ruin his one shot at happiness.

A Time to Give – NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author Kathryn Shay
Ben Cassidy and Emily Mackenzie meet at a soup kitchen, their identities anonymous. After they get close, they find out who each other is and split for good. But there are surprises waiting for both when they meet again, including a marriage of convenience.

Lazz’s Contract Marriage (The Dante’s) – USA Today Bestselling Author Day Leclaire
In order to satisfy a family contract, Lazz Dante must marry a complete stranger: Ariana Romano. He and his beautiful Italian bride intend to make it a temporary marriage, just long enough to satisfy the terms of the contract before parting ways. Or so they believe until The Inferno strikes and lust overcomes common sense.

The Soldier and the Rose – Linda Barrett
From the Greatest Generation—when grieving war-widow, Rose, marries her husband’s buddy who’s eager to rebuild their shattered lives, Charlie is left to wonder if love can grow or if he’ll always be second-best in Rose’s heart. It’s a question only Rose can answer.

Ruby (Blissful Contracts) – Chantel Rhondeau
For a thief who only deals in retrieving stolen items for their rightful owners, having a contract bride is just the cover story he needs. Falling for his beautiful bride wasn’t part of the plan.

Wanted: Outback Wife – USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara McMahon
They agreed to a business marriage, letting each other know at the beginning they don’t believe in love. What happens when one unexpectedly falls in love?

His Make-Believe Wife – Karen Sandler
When CEO Jack Hanford hires seamstress Rachael Reeves as spokeswoman for his chain of pancake restaurants, there’s a shocking twist in the fine print: Jack and Rachael will be posing as husband and wife for their promotional tour. Jack’s sure he can keep it together even as he and Rachael share hotel suites. Rachael struggles to convince her heart that Jack’s not the man of her dreams. Will a delicious scheme by their meddling relatives do the trick to help Rachael and Jack find a forever happiness together?

Purchase WHAT ABOUT FOREVER? today!


I know some of you—many, I hope—have read the five, individual titles in my Gold Country series that was released on all platforms last year. But, I also know that given the economic challenges these days, some people need to wait for that one GREAT DEAL to come along before they download a new book. So…

This is my new offering. This box set is in Amazon Kindle only, but I promise I’m hard at work to get the individual books into print for those who don’t use an e-reader. The boxset is only 99¢ to download all five stories on the FREE Kindle app, or, as many of you know, paying the nominal monthly fee for Kindle Unlimited means you can read these and a gazillion others without charge—just add to your queue and read with gusto.

a small town/cowboy/cop/amnesia/secret baby/friends-to-lovers contemporary western romance box set.

Come home to Coyote Springs, a small town in the heart of Gold Country–where the vein of love runs wide and deep. If you’re a fan of feel-good romance novels set in the modern west, you won’t want to miss this heart-warming series where gossip spreads faster than the flu, but friends have your back no matter what. Like every small town, the citizens of Coyote Springs experience challenging changes, poignant loss, joyous weddings and births, distressing acts of revenge and greed balanced by the scales of justice and love. Reunions turn to second chances. The joy of twins offsets the agony of untimely loss—and Christmas. Cowboys wrangle firebugs, donkeys, and the heart of a misplaced city gal. Love-at-first-sight overcomes all obstacles—even amnesia. And a K-9 cop will make you believe anything is possible when it comes to love. Make Coyote Springs your new contemporary romance box set go-to destination.

Book 1: Her Gold Country Valentine – A cowboy and a city gal meet Cupid’s secret weapon: a pregnant and abandoned little donkey. She’s a fish-out-of-water trying to start over. He’s an ex-bull rider with zero faith in love. Yet, these two strangers pull off a Coyote Springs’ miracle when they rescue a donkey and somehow fall in love.

Book 2: The Rancher’s and the Widow’s First Christmas – They gambled on a miracle—and lost. The birth of Jenny’s twins makes it clear “no strings attached” doesn’t apply to family. Sam was prepared to be an uncle, but now, he’s a father—just in time for the holidays.

Book 3: Falling for a Stranger – Amnesiac “Harley” may not remember his past, but ex-Marine Andi sees a future with the man she’s come to know. She’s prepared to risk everything—even her heart, despite his fear he’s not the man she thinks he is.

Book 4: Her Second-Chance Homecoming – Kristin Sullivan, the girl "most likely to screw up," returns—secret in hand. Kris is done trying to outrun her past, but reconnecting with Donnie Grimaldo, her first and only love, could ruin his one shot at happiness.

Book 5: The Deputy’s K-9 Matchmaker – Deputy Ben Jacobs left his dream job for K-9 partner Czar’s sake. Ben’s certain he made the right decision until Czar meets Jill Martin, an investigative reporter with a nose for trouble. Their connection is immediate…some might say cosmic. And Ben might be her next conquest if he can keep her alive long enough to find out.


Happy, happy reading, my friends. (And please share your kind reviews so others will be inspired to download and read these great stories, too.)

Best always,

Next Newsletters:
2/9 – regular scheduled newsletter includes: bonfire highlights, a sad goodbye, February’s TBR Book Club picks, and some Valentine meme fun
2/23 – Last Chance alert and whatever other interesting/timely stuff comes up



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