Colton Storm Warning by Justine Davis

Danger, he can handle.

But what about desire?

When security expert Ty Colton is assigned to protect a young heiress, he doesn’t know what to expect.

Turns out that Ashley Hart is a committed philanthropist with a real target on her back. She’s earned a very dangerous enemy, and Ty’s sense of duty takes over.

As a storm bears down hard, will their growing feelings prove a fatal distraction—or the bond that saves them both?

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Kansas series include —  Exposing Colton Secrets by Marie Ferrarella – Colton’s Amnesia Target by Kimberly Van Meter – Colton’s Secret History by Jennifer D. Bokal – Colton Storm Warning by Justine Davis – Colton Christmas Conspiracy by Lisa Childs – Colton in the Line of Fire by Cindy Dees

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Colton’s Secret History by Jennifer D. Bokal

It’s their second chance at love.

Will the truth come between them?

Returning to her hometown, health investigator Bridgette Colton is reluctantly reunited with old flame Luke Walker. For years, emotionally scarred Bridgette has kept a life-changing secret from Luke.

But now their bond lands Bridgette squarely in the path of a terrifying stalker. Losing her heart to Luke again could be a fatal mistake…for them both.

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Kansas series include —  Exposing Colton Secrets by Marie Ferrarella – Colton’s Amnesia Target by Kimberly Van Meter – Colton’s Secret History by Jennifer D. Bokal – Colton Storm Warning by Justine Davis – Colton Christmas Conspiracy by Lisa Childs – Colton in the Line of Fire by Cindy Dees

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Detective on Call by Regan Black

Two bitter rivals unite to track a deadly killer

Detective Emmanuel Iglesias does his duty at all costs, even if that means going up against Pippa Colton. The stubborn attorney insists her client is innocent, but Emmanuel knows that his case is rock-solid.

That is until Pippa becomes a target herself. Is the real killer still at large? As their mutual distrust turns into an undeniable attraction, the murderer becomes bolder—and more menacing…

Titles in the Colton 911: Grand Rapids series include —Family Defender by Tara Taylor Quinn (rated not reviewed) – Suspect Under Seige by Jane Godman – Detective on Call by Regan Black – Agent by Her Side by Deborah Fletcher Mello – In Hot Pursuit by Geri Krotow -Ultimate Showdown by Addison Fox

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The Best Cowboy Christmas Ever by June Faver

Enjoy a down-home Texas cowboy Christmas!

When handsome town sheriff Derrick Shelton meets Angelique Guillory and her young daughter at the Garrett ranch, he is immediately drawn to the woman who seems to desperately need a true family Christmas. Determined to erase the shadows from her eyes, he decides to give her the best holiday she’s ever had.

Angelique Guillory is a woman with a past, haunted by violence and searching for the family she never knew. When she and her little daughter find their way to the Garrett family and meet Derrick, she hopes to have finally found a safe haven.

But Angelique is still looking over her shoulder. Despite her doubts, with a little Christmas magic and the warmth of the Garretts, Angelique may find more love and acceptance than she ever thought possible.

Titles in the Garrett Family Saga series include – The Best Cowboy Christmas Ever – Forever My Cowboy (Jan. 2021)

This is a connected series as well – the connection is to — Titles in the Dark Horse Cowboys series include —  Do or Die Cowboy – Hot Target Cowboy – When to Call A Cowboy – Cowboy Christmas Homecoming –

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A Merry Texan Christmas by Nicole Flockton

This former all-star never knew Christmas could be so competitive.

Former baseball star Trey Prentice is happily adjusting to life as a bookstore owner in his hometown of Sweet Ridge, Texas. While he loved his competitive and elite lifestyle in New York, he craved a quiet life with friends and family more. As Christmas approaches, Trey is excited to decorate his newest venture and participate in the town’s holiday traditions. He never expected to find himself battling Sweet Ridge’s very own Miss Christmas. Game on.

The only thing librarian Maggie Watson loves more than books is Christmas. She’s even earned the nickname of Miss Christmas because she decorates shop windows and spreads Christmas cheer around town. But this year she’s got some competition. No way is she going to let the cocky Trey Prentice take away her Christmas crown, even though he makes her heart flutter.

When their verbal sparring turns to flirting, Maggie finds there’s more to life than books and Christmas. But will her past insecurities steal her newfound happiness?

Titles in The Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge series include — One Hot Texas Summer – Falling for The Texan – A Merry Texan Christmas

*there is a connection to the ‘Sweet Texas Secrets’ series – it’s not necessary to have read those titles but you may find some characters mentioned*

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Joy to the Wolves by Terry Spear

Meet the shifters of the Red Wolf pack…

Close quarters make for a cozy Christmas…

As Christmas approaches, red wolf shifter Brooke Cerise unexpectedly inherits an antique shop in Portland, Oregon. But when a missing reindeer calf turns up on her property, she becomes embroiled in a kidnapping case and the primary suspect of far-too-intriguing shifter Detective Josh Wilding.

Josh doesn’t intend to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, but Brooke gets under his skin from the moment they meet, and he can’t help his instinct to protect her. These red wolves are both on the hunt for love, but there’s a mystery to solve before they can enjoy their holiday happy-ever-after.

Titles in the Red Wolf series (which is a sub-series within the Heart of the Wolf series) includes – Joy to the Wolves -Wolf Fever –

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Guardian’s Grace by Rebecca Zanetti

Duty—or Desire?

Vampire soldier Adare O’Cearbhaill’s default setting is cranky. Or irritated. Or down-right hostile. Still, as a Highlander of honor and duty, he stepped up to save an enhanced and special human female by mating her—with merely a bite and a brand. The last person he wants in his life is a fragile human, yet he can’t get her out of his mind as she regains her strength before taking off for parts unknown. And when he discovers she is in danger, nothing can stop him from hunting her down—whether she likes it or not.

There’s only one way to find out . . .

Photographer Grace Cooper has had it with vampires, demons, and the rest of an immortal world she was happier not knowing about. She also doesn’t believe she’s destined for some great battle because of an old birthmark. Forget the fact that her mate is the sexiest thing on two stubborn feet, or that her brand is fading along with her health. She’ll handle things on her own—until an old enemy reappears and she learns the only way to stay alive is to actually mate, wild sex and all, with that ripped and dangerous Adare—a powerful, captivating Highlander who demands nothing less than everything.

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the Dark Protectors series include:  Fated – Claimed – Tempted (#2.5) – Hunted – Consumed – Provoked – Twisted (#5.5) – Shadowed – Tamed (#6.5) – Marked – Teased (#7.5) – Tricked (#7.75) – Tangled (#7.8) – Talon (#7.9) – Vampire’s Faith –  Demon’s Mercy –  Vengeance (#9.5) – Alpha’s Promise – Hero’s Haven – Vixen (#11.5) – Guardian’s Grace – Vampire (12.5)

Connected to the Dark Protectors in the “1001 Dark Nights” novellas include:  Teased – Tricked – Tangled – Vengence – Vixen – Vampire –

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A Family for Christmas by Nola Cross

He never thought he’d have a real family Christmas…

For the past eight years, Bill Smith has been unable to set down roots. But he never forgot the magical night he spent with an auburn-haired beauty in Last Stand, Texas. When she finally tracked him down, he was more than happy to donate a kidney to AJ, the son he never knew he had. But now that AJ is better, Bill wants more time with him and his mother. He wants a family.

Annie Burleson can’t help but be grateful to this almost-stranger for saving AJ’s life. Still, she’s a little wary. AJ has already been through so much—what if Bill leaves again? And with Christmas in full swing, it’s difficult to discern which emotions are festive and which are forever.

As Annie and Bill’s lives collide, their mutual love for AJ makes this more than a marriage of convenience. But is it enough to give them the family Christmas they all deserve?

Titles in The Burlesons of Texas include — The Cowboy Comes Undone – A Family for Christmas

This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series.  (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large group of series set in a fictional town)  For a list of the various titles and series in this connected town please visit our Last Stand, Texas page.

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Cowboy Tough by Michelle Beattie

There’s no such thing as a coincidence…

Ryker Granger can’t believe his luck when he meets a beautiful woman stranded on the side of the road outside of Last Stand, Texas. Normally this rancher and part-time mechanic would be too reserved to jump into a relationship, especially since his family is still reeling from questions surrounding their father’s heart attack. But his life’s a tangled mess and Shannon is a welcome distraction.

Shannon Smith set out to meet Ryker Granger. Her staged car breakdown was only the beginning of her plan. Meeting Ryker is her chance to right the wrongs his father inflicted on her family. Her plan skews wildly off course—she only meant to score a date, not fall in love. And Ryker’s a straight arrow; he’ll never forgive such blatant deception. But how can she walk away from the man who has claimed her heart?

As Ryker solves the mystery around his father and learns why Shannon came to Last Stand, he faces his toughest choice yet. Forgive a lie or lose the woman he loves forever?

Titles in the Tangled up in Texas series include — Cowboy Up – Cowboy True – Cowboy WildCowboy Tough

(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)

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Once Hunted, Twice Shy by Mandy M. Roth

Welcome to Everlasting, Maine, where there’s no such thing as normal.

Wolf shifter Hugh Lupine simply wants to make it through the month and win the bet he has with his best friend. He’s not looking to date anyone, or to solve a murder, but when a breathtaking beauty runs him over (literally) he’s left no choice but to take notice of the quirky, sassy newcomer. She’d be perfect if it wasn’t for the fact she’s the granddaughter of the local supernatural hunter. Even if he can set aside his feelings about her family, Penelope is his complete opposite in all ways.

Penelope Messing wanted to get away from the harsh reminder that her boyfriend of two years dumped her. Several pints of ice cream and one plane ticket to Maine later, she’s ready to forget her troubles. At least for a bit. When she arrives in the sleepy little fishing town of Everlasting, for a surprise visit with her grandfather, she soon learns that outrunning one problem can lead to a whole mess of others. She finds herself the prime suspect in a double homicide. She doesn’t even kill spiders, let alone people, but local law enforcement has their eyes on her.

The secrets of Everlasting come to light and Penelope has to not only accept that things that go bump in the night are real but apparently, she’s destined for a man who sprouts fur and has a bizarre obsession with fish sticks. Can they clear Penelope’s name and set aside their differences to find true love?

Titles in the multi-author ‘Happily Everlasting‘ series include –  Dead Man Talking by Jana DeLeon – Once Hunted, Twice Shy by Mandy M. Roth – Fooled Around and Spell In Love by Michelle M. Pillow – Witchful Thinking by Kristen Painter – Total Eclipse of the Hunt by Mandy M. Roth – Curses and Cupcakes by Michelle M. Pillow – An Everlasting Christmas by Mandy M. Roth

There is, also, a ‘Happily Everlasting‘ World series, ‘Bewitchingly Everafter‘ by Mandy M. Roth — those titles include – Don’t Stop Bewitching – Everybody Wants to Rune the World – Do You Really Want to Haunt Me?  (I’ll be hopping into this world once done with the ‘Happily Everlasting‘ series.)

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