Author : Marsha

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They’re wrong for each other, but nothing has ever felt so right

Uptown girl Emmaline Claiborne needs a man, and not just any man. She needs the kind of man who can make her lying, cheating, no-good ex-boyfriend insane with jealousy. The same ex-boyfriend who is now engaged to her sister, and whose extravagant wedding she must suffer through in just three weeks’ time.

She selects the perfect candidate through an online dating app, but instead of the smooth, sophisticated software magnate she expects, a rugged cowboy shows up instead. He’s the complete opposite of everything Emma is looking for. In fact, he’s exactly the kind of man she swore to her Texas ranching family she would never fall for.

Which makes Cort Channing kinda perfect. Only before the weekend is over, Emma finds herself wishing she could keep her fake boyfriend, spurs, chaps, and all. Can this committed city girl take the biggest chance of her life, and swipe right for a cowboy?

Titles in the Riverrun Ranch series include – Swipe Right for a Cowboy – Counting On The Cowboy –

(This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series.  (think Marietta, Montana – Tule Publishing’s other large set of somewhat connecting series set in a fictional town.  A listing of the connecting series and their stories can be found on our Last Stand, Texas page)

A Colton must solve a DNA mystery…

…and save his family from ruin.

One phone call suddenly upends Asher Colton’s life. He discovers his baby daughter might have been switched with single mom Willow Merrill’s.

Worse, the daycare owner vehemently hates his family. But for the babies’ sake, they work to uncover the truth about the births as threats to the Colton family—and Willow’s business—mount.

But can the truth set free a love-scarred rancher and his harshest enemy?

Titles in the multi-author series, Coltons of Mustang Valley include – Colton Baby Conspiracy by Marie Ferrarella – Colton’s Lethal Reunion by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Family Bodyguard by Jennifer Morey – Colton First Responder by Linda O. Johnston In Colton’s Custody by Dana Nussio – Colton Manhunt by Jane Godman  (March 2020) – Colton’s Deadly Disguise by Geri Krotow  (April 2020) – Colton Cowboy Jeopardy by Regan Black  (April 2020) – Colton’s Undercover Reunion by Lara Lacombe  (May 2020) – Deadly Colton Search by Addison Fox  (May 2020) – Hunting the Colton Fugitive by Colleen Thompson (June 2020) – Colton’s Last Stand by Karen Whiddon (June 2020)

Is she restoring “this old house” or reimagining her future with the man she left behind?

Man down.
When “Diamond” Jim McCall gambles on a fixer-upper for sentimental reasons, his house of cards implodes – along with his health. Ruby’s ready for a job change but agreeing to become her first crush’s apprentice might be her biggest mistake. She doesn’t doubt they can “flip” the derelict ranch house and save Summit Construction, but at what cost to her heart? After all, Boone Fielding became the son her father never had when she left for college. 

Man up.
Helping Ruby McCall and her sisters flip Diamond Jim’s “money pit” makes sense financially, but he can’t partner with someone he doesn’t trust – and Boone hasn’t forgotten his last close encounter with Ruby. But every day on the job reminds him of why he fell in love with her in the first place. 

How is he ever going to let her go when the job is done?

Titles in the Property Sisters of Montana include — Montana Blueprint for Love – Meet Me in Montana –

Hanukkah days, Christmas nights and strawberry ice cream …

Cohen Ford is a man who could do with a little bit of sweetening up. It’s no surprise that when he walks into The Great Greenwich Ice Creamery on a typically gloomy London day before Christmas, he insists on a black coffee rather than his childhood favorite – strawberry ice cream.

 But then he meets River de Luca, the woman behind the flavors. After their first encounter, Cohen begins visiting the ice creamery every Tuesday, gradually learning more about the intriguing River.

Could her influence encourage cynical Cohen to become the man who embraces Christmas, Hanukkah and even strawberry ice cream?

 

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There’s a new breed of Fortune in town…

In the small Texas burg of Rambling Rose, real estate investor Callum Fortune is making a big splash. The last thing he needs is any personal complications slowing his pace—least of all nurse Becky Averill, a beautiful widow with twin baby girls.

Callum’s past has convinced him he’s not cut out for commitment. Yet, drawn to Becky in ways he can’t understand, Callum is torn between moving on…and moving in!

Titles in The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose series include – Fortune’s Fresh Start by Michelle Major – Fortune’s Texas Surprise by Stella Bagwell – The Mayor’s Secret Fortune by Judy Duarte – Fortune’s Greatest Risk by Marie Ferrarella – Betting On A Fortune by Nancy Robards Thompson – The Texan’s Baby Bombshell by Allison Leigh –

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No groom? No Problem.

When her fiancé tries to turn their wedding into a publicity stunt, Jenna ditches the nuptials—and the groom she shouldn’t have been with in the first place—and skips straight to the honeymoon.

The getaway driver, her ex-fiancé’s former business partner, Zach, is the perfect guy to help reshape her romantic newlywed itinerary into an anti-couple, anti-romance, anti-honeymoon adventure for two.

They trade couples yoga for kickboxing lessons. Five-star dining on the beach for pizza and beer at a dive bar. Forget couples massage—Jenna’s getting that tattoo she’s always wanted, and dares Zach to get one, too. And those naughty boudoir pics she took in place of romantic sunset snaps? Those aren’t going in anyone’s wedding album. Not that Zach will forget them anytime soon.

As each item on Jenna’s anti-couples list is checked off, the anti-honeymoon with Zach feels more and more like the real thing, and she wishes the list was just a little bit longer…and even steamier.

Can they build a future on a shaky foundation?

Tyler “Ty” Evans lost everything in a car accident when he was twelve, retreating into his shell so tightly that it took months for him to come out again. Music and the ranch saved him, and he will always be grateful to his foster family for saving his life. Now, with the ranch on financial tenterhooks, he wonders if he can use his music to contribute to the solution.

Piper Raines is the daughter of a legendary country music family. While her parents and brother are all famous, her attempt at an independent career went off the rails, and, with exhaustion and stress and bad press dogging her every step, she needs a place to recover. When Piper is invited to vacation at the ranch, Piper and Ty connect through horses and music. After a video duet of Piper and Ty goes viral, they’re invited to sing in Nashville, which also provides added pressure, stressing their new relationship.

Titles in the Redemption Ranch series include – A Cowboy’s Salvation – Coming Home to the CowboyA Cowboy’s Song

If she elects to marry him, will her vote deliver happiness?

He asked a simple question.

But will she answer yes…or no?

It’s too much, too soon. When wealthy contractor Steven Fortune proposes to Ellie Hernandez, the beautiful and principled mayor of Rambling Rose, Texas, no one is more surprised than Ellie herself.

Until recently, Steven was practically her enemy! But his offer of a marriage of convenience arrives when the secretly pregnant mayor is at her weakest moment. They can pull off a united front for a short time, can’t they?

Surely she won’t fall for another man who insists he isn’t interested in the long haul.

Titles in The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose series include – Fortune’s Fresh Start by Michelle Major – Fortune’s Texas Surprise by Stella Bagwell – The Mayor’s Secret Fortune by Judy Duarte – Fortune’s Greatest Risk by Marie Ferrarella – Betting On A Fortune by Nancy Robards Thompson – The Texasn’s Baby Bombshell by Allison Leigh –

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Screams. Flames. Shivering alone in the bitter Alaskan night – That’s all I can remember from before.

I don’t know where I came from or who I am, and I’m fairly certain I don’t want to. I am absolutely certain about Andi Campbell, though; she’s my light at the end of the tunnel, but I can’t tell her that.

Most of True, Alaska, still shuns me because I won’t speak, but not The Campbells – and that would change if they ever found out what Andi and I did when her mother was missing last summer. Andi seems to agree, and we steer clear of each other now.

But Andi’s sister Delilah is getting married, and it’s impossible to avoid one another at Hennessy Cove, the secluded inn the bride and groom booked for their intimate ceremony. From the moment we touch down, something about the place fills me with dread. And every time I cross paths with the smiling innkeeper, I break out in a cold sweat.

Knowing Andi’s sleeping in the room next door just makes that fever worse.

Titles in the True Alaskans series include – True Gold – Midnight Son –

It’s a crazy world out there, isn’t it?  The Coronavirus or COVID-19 is real, it’s not a hoax, it’s not a joke – it’s here on American shores and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.  It will get better, we simply have to get through the “Now” into the “Future” as best we can.

My family prepared, as much as we could, over the past few weeks.  My son and I both fall under that “risk category” – I’m 60+ with a history of lung issues, he’s immune system is already compromised.  So.  Shit got real for my family not this past week, but when the outbreak began and started to spread across the globe.  No, we do not have 100 packages of toilet paper (really people?), but we have the basics to get through this first panic-induced buying up everything on the shelves phase.  From here onwards we will do the best we can, that’s all any of us can do.  (Harley over there has her toys, her cat to torture, and her food so she’s got no cares in the world right now 🙂  Ah, the life of a pet.)

Although I knew this was coming our way (in spite of hoax talk from the highest level in our land), it still hit me over the last 3 or 4 days.  Am I scared?  Oh, hell yeah.  But.  We will get through this.  Still, I’ve not done much that I’d call productive lately.  Oh, I’ve read lots, but haven’t yet posted reviews.  I’ve spent mindless hours in video games escaping my own reality for a bit.  I look at that time as my own mourning for life as it was before the virus, and from today onward as life dealing with the impact of the virus on our lives.  For now, we do not have the Coronavirus.  We are definitely social distancing.  We both already work from home.  We are limiting contact with others, we are protecting ourselves as best we can – and can only hope that those friends who do not yet “get it” will eventually understand.  *shrugs*

What bothers me most, right now, is the attitude of some people who strongly believe that it’s only that 3% of the population who will die from this – and “they’re already old or disabled so it won’t affect me”.  Yeah, I’ve heard it on talk programs, in the news, read it on Twitter, Facebook, etc. – and it boggles my mind that someone could care less if they go out to a crowded bar, become infected or a carrier of the virus, come home to hug grandma and she comes down with COVID-19, but the “she’s old anyway” mindset is in place, family or strangers.  Just boggles my mind.

Anyway.  This is the world’s reality for the foreseeable future.  And we deal as best we can.

I’m going back to work.  I have reviews to write, very sad plants to transplant, laundry to do, and simply go on about my life.  What other choice is there, really?

So, my reading/book-loving friends — Be Safe Out There, Wash Your Hands! — hang tough, we will get through this, it’s just going to take time, caution, and lots of prayers.

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