New Lawman in town-Rhonda Lee Carver

A Cowboy Lawman…what’s not to love?

He won’t stop until he claims what is his…

Years have passed since Tyler Posey last saw Kace Cade. Fifteen years ago, he was a relationship-shy boy with deep dimples who stole her heart right out of her chest. When an opportunity came knocking she went in search of her dreams, but destiny brought her back home to Bohannan, Wyoming—and to Kace who is no longer shy or a boy. In fact, he turned into quite the man.

Being Sheriff had its ups and downs, but Kace liked the challenge. Although he considered his life on track, there was something missing—and her name was Tyler. Not a day had gone by that he hadn’t thought about her, wondered if he’d made the right choice in letting her go.

Now that he had a second chance at loving Tyler, he had to make things right by helping her find closure in her sister’s death. Ruled a suicide, Tyler never believed that could be possible, and neither did Kace, not after new clues came to light.

When secrets and truth start to unfold, and Tyler’s safety is in danger, Kace will need to find the answers before trouble finds Tyler.

The biggest question, who is branding people like they’re cattle? And why? The answers could be where they least expect them…

 

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EXCERPT (unedited)

Kace stepped out of his office, gun aimed at the floor as he glanced across the shadowed room room. Seeing a silhouette in the cell, he growled. What the hell?

He switched on the overhead light and had to blink twice to make sure what he was seeing was real and not just leftovers from a dream. Sure enough. He wasn’t alone. “What the hell are you doing?” He shoved his gun into the waist of his jeans and scrubbed the sleep from his eyes.

The petite brunette, the one who’d caused him lots of grief time and again, stood in the center of the cell, one palm on her slanted hip and the keys to the jail dangling from the hook of her finger. She wasn’t laughing otherwise he’d think this was a joke. They’d tipped enough cattle and egged enough bridges in the past that he could see how she might find this funny. He’d grown up though and he wasn’t in the mood for any funny business.

“Answer me, Tyler. What in blue skies are you doing in my jail?” He planted his palms on his hips as he took in the image before him. From her wavy, shoulder-length hair, across the bare skin exposed in the off-the shoulder white blouse, down the length of her long, tanned legs to the tops of her cowgirl boots. She looked just like she had fifteen years ago when she made his world turn. How was it possible that she hadn’t changed a bit? Not one wrinkle. Not a damn thing to prove that she’d aged. How was it possible that even now he felt a familiar tension behind his zipper and a stitch in his heart. Hell to the no. This couldn’t happen. He wouldn’t let it happen.

“What does it look like I’m doing?” She lowered the keys and that flared hip tilted west.

“It looks like you’ve gone and lost your mind. Now get out of my cell,” he growled.

“No, I will not, at least not until you hear me out.”

“Fine.” He tore his hand through his hair. “I’ll hear you out.”

“Good—”

“When I’m fully awake and it’s light outside. Until then, take your exit.” He stabbed a finger toward the door.

Her chin jutted, and she crossed her arms over her chest, her pale gaze narrowing into slits. “Do you think I’m going to trust anything you say after you’ve ignored every single one of my calls that I’ve made to you since I came back into town. I refuse to be ignored, Kace Cade.”

He’d heard that a time or two…or three or four or fifty times. All from her.

Remembering how she’d left town without a concern for his feelings made him want to unleash, but he wouldn’t give her the satisfaction or have her believe for a second that he still cared. Sure, he thought about her now and again, even liked that fantasies about her kept him warm on lonely nights, but he enjoyed being a free man. Enjoyed Sa…hell, what was her name? He frowned. “I’ve been a little busy fighting crime,” he said a little too harshly.

“I have a crime for you to solve. As an elected official whose salary is paid by townsfolk, it’s your duty to hear what I have to say.” Her tone took on a stubborn lilt.

“Paid townsfolk I was elected by, Tyler. You don’t live here any longer.”

“Oh, but that’s where you’re wrong. I’m now a citizen of Bohannan again. Aren’t you going to welcome me?” She could have easily reached up, grabbed a handful of stars and planted them in her eyes.

The wind left his lungs. This was the last thing he wanted or needed. “No.”

“Don’t be a bear, Kace.”

“Did you get tired of the fancy parties and gourmet coffee shops?” He snorted. “Or are you running from the bad reviews you got from the last play?” Yeah, he hit below the belt and once the words were out he wanted to fish them back. What the hell had come over him?

“Wow, you certainly seem to know all about my life considering I haven’t spoken with you for…how long has it been? Fifteen years?” She whistled through her teeth. “Now, about my sister—”

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Catch a Hot Read for $0.99! by Paty Jager

The second book in my Tumbling Creek Ranch series is now available on it’s own. It is no longer in a box set.

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Tumbling Creek Ranch Series

Melanie Trask ran away from an abusive husband and is hiding at a remote dude ranch. When she and the ranch owner can no longer deny their feelings, he offers to help her divorce her husband. But she has one more secret she hasn’t revealed…

Brett Wallis has fallen hard for the quiet, competent woman who landed at his ranch when he needed help. But will he be able to choose between Melanie or the ranch when he discovers the truth behind her secrecy?

Universal buy link:  https://www.books2read.com/u/mgLl7q

In honor of Love Me Anyway being released, I have 8 Seconds to Love, the first book in the series on sale for $0.99!

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And book 3 in the series, Wrong Cowboy to Love, is now available in the Do You Take This Cowboy? Box set.

For Better… For Worse…

In Sickness and health…

Falling for a cowboy is easy, but when weddings happen on the ranch, anything can happen and often does! Roping, Fireworks and Magic…Enjoy seven wonderful tales of love and marriage by some best-selling and award-winning Western Contemporary Romance authors.

Stephanie Berget Winning A Cowgirl’s Love–Money might not buy happiness, but what if it leads to love? Randi Bachmann has two problems after winning an extravagant wedding package from the reality show Your Dream Wedding: She doesn’t have a groom, and she doesn’t want to get married. In desperate need of the $50,000 prize money awarded after 6 months of wedded bliss, she picks the one man she knows will be happy to leave as soon as the term is up, her old boyfriend, Davie Dunbar.

Melissa Keir Claiming a Cowboy’s Heart–Even broken souls deserve a second chance at love….Recognizing each other’s pain, Michelle, an elementary teacher, and Preston, a veterinarian, come together to heal, but fear and misunderstandings send their blossoming relationship into a tailspin. Will they be able to put aside their pain to find the love of a lifetime?

Lyssa Layne Roses With Thorns–Robby and Jordan were destined for one another, soulmates meant to never be separated but their love story didn’t begin at hello. Robby patiently waited for Jordan, trading in trains for horses. Once she turned eighteen, their love story was on the fast track as the two became adults together on the freight train of love as life began to unfold.

Robin Deeter The Silver Bell Shifter–Riley Flowers moves to Wolf Junction, Nebraska, and is intensely drawn to shy, sexy Calvin Lightfoot. Calvin’s been burned by lost love before, and he’s not willing to chance it again–until Riley enters his life. He wants her for his own, but will she be able to accept the shifter side of him and come to love the man within?

Ann Anders My Forever Sugar–In my wildest dreams I never thought I’d marry a rancher. In my defense, I hadn’t met Tucker James yet. He asked. I said yes. Love at first sight is easy. His family… not so much…

Paty Jager The Wrong Cowboy to Love–Ruby Cutter allows her cousin, the bride, to give her a makeover for the upcoming wedding because she wants to catch the attention of her high school crush. But while she’s infatuated with one man, she may be falling for another…

D’Ann Lindun Her Taylor Made Cowboy–As a successful model, Taylor Griffin hated being judged for her looks. Moving behind the lens helps but most men still only see her as arm candy. Waylon Wainwright is smitten with the tall, blonde photographer but can he prove he sees beyond her beauty to the woman underneath?

Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 32 novels, 8 novellas, and numerous anthologies of murder mystery and western romance. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. This is what Romance Junkies has to say about the Tumbling Creek Ranch series: “There are twists and turns to the story with a nice flow and a depth to the characters. The vivid scenic descriptions made me feel like I was there… I hope to return to Tumbling Creek Ranch over and over again.”

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How many naked cowboys are there?

Okay. Excuse me. I am al excited. Doing research for this blog I discovered that my Naked Cowboys series are all available at the Boston Public Library. Yes haw!

https://bpl.overdrive.com/search/series?query=Naked%20Cowboys&sortBy=newlyadded

Y’all know I love naked cowboys. I decided to do some research to find out what all is out there about them.

First of all there is the net famous one, Robert Burck, the  Times Square Naked Cowboy who has been performing in his guitar and eighty whites for 15 years. He is a legend and Burkehis fame just keeps growing. And growing well, apparently, since his net worth today is estimated at $2.5 million.image naked michigan

Then there is the naked cowboy who took a walk in the middle of winter in Michigan along the freeway. I sure hope he didn’t freeze off his best parts.

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There’s a web site called Hot Naked Cowboys. Yum!

Then there is a country rock group in Minnesota,of all places, called The Naked Cowboy that sings great country rock classics. And a mother in of all places Denmark.

Is it any wonder I am besotted with Naked Cowboys.

So.

Buy one at your local bookstore. Download it from your favorite digital store. And check mine out, especially Cade Hannigan, the biggest asshole around and he story of his redemption. You can check them out here on my gorgeously redesigned web site.

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The first half of 2018!

Thought you might like to see what I’ve released through the end of June—just in case you missed something! I published the last three Texas Cowboys stories, the entire Triplehorn Brand series, three more Montana Bounty Hunters, a couple of Colorado cowboy stories, one multi-author anthology, and just one short story! I have to pick up the pace for the rest of the year! Here’s the list…

1. 01/02/18 – BOUND & DETERMINED, Texas Cowboys series
2. 01/23/18 – SLOW RIDER, Texas Cowboys series
3. 02/13/18 – NIGHT WATCH, Texas Cowboys series
4. 02/27/18 – PIRATES, A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology
5. 03/06/18 – LAYING DOWN THE LAW, The Triplehorn Brand series
6. 03/08/18 – DAGGER, Montana Bounty Hunters series
7. 03/20/18 – IN TOO DEEP, The Triplehorn Brand series
8. 04/03/18 – A LONG, HOT SUMMER, The Triplehorn Brand series
9. 04/05/18 – REAPER’S RIDE, Montana Bounty Hunters series
10. 04/27/18 – THE BOUNTY-2, short story
11. 05/11/18 – TRUE HEART
12. 05/22/18 – LONE HEART
13. 06/26/18 – COCHISE, Montana Bounty Hunters series

I have favorites among these stories for differing reasons…

My favorite covers? In Too Deep is just gorgeous! Cochise is sexy as hell!

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My favorite characters? Reaper is a grumpy hard-ass, who can show a surprisingly tender side to his wife, Carly. I made him suffer in Reaper’s Ride! And then there’s Lacey Jones from Dagger… I haven’t had that much fun writing an introduction to a story in a very long time. If you want to read that intro, head here. My “Bounty Hunter Barbie” is unique.

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My favorite stories? What can I say, I love writing bounty hunters. I love writing the action-packed takedowns of stupid criminals. They are a blast to write. My bounty hunter stories are chock-full of action!

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My sexiest story? Hands down, it’s The Bounty-Part 2, because for the shorties, I let the “dirty girl” out to play!

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Happy “Early” Fourth of July–Rhonda Lee Carver

Hello, my good friends. I’m having a hard time believing July is already here. The kids and I have settled into summer break, all the flowers in my yard are in full bloom but unfortunately my veggie garden has decided to rebel. There’s still hope. Speaking about growing…I’ve been crazy busy with my Ghost Hawks and Cade brothers. Talk about hot, sexy men. I’m wondering, have you grabbed the first book in the Ghost Hawk Ops series? I believe we all just need a hero who loves to get his hands dirty…

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Blurb

Lawmen of Wyoming Crossover Novel

The last thing he expected to find on the snowy mountain was an angel in a wedding dress…

One lost woman in a wedding gown and a snowy road change everything for ex-Navy SEAL and Ghost Hawk, Gray Carlisle. Life for him was all about catching bad guys, but on an assignment on the blustery mountain he found more than a terrorist, and she was far more dangerous.

Runaway bride…headlights…hitting her head. Those were the things Stormy West remembered when she woke up, naked with a bandaged head, in the small cabin on Whispering Mountain. And she wasn’t alone. Is her new roommate a hero or enemy? Logic and body at war, she can’t fight the feelings he erupts in her.

Sparks are flying between Gray and Stormy, but an enemy is closing in on the hideaway cabin, and a surprising connection will test everything she believes…

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And before I leave, I want to introduce you to my new cowboy coming this month!

A cowboy and a lawman. It doesn’t get much better than that…

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Marie Tuhart – New Release

Hi Everyone,

I’m currently somewhere in the Pacific on an Alaskan cruise. It’s a family cruise with 19 family members including me. We’re having a great time.

I had a new release this month. Her Desert Prince.  This is the first book in my Desert Destiny series.

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Blurb:

Catherine Taylor is no stranger to life’s school of hard knocks. At the tender age of 18, she left her dysfunctional family behind and struck out on her own, finally free to embrace her passion for creating art. After years of hard work, she has achieved some degree of acclaim. When she is offered the opportunity to work in the small middle eastern country of Bashir to create the defining mural for the new children’s critical care ward, Catherine embraces the chance to meld her love of children and her love of art. What she doesn’t think she is ready for is the blatant and instant passion she feels the moment she meets the successful country’s crown prince, Malik.

Malik al-Hakim has been raised with the sole purpose of someday becoming the king of his beloved country of Bashir. Years of careful preparation by his loving family has him ready to take the yoke from his father one day, but nothing could prepare him for the instant lust he feels the moment he sees Catherine. Never one to let an opportunity slip by, Malik pursues Catherine convincing her to explore their desire. But when political intrigue places Catherine in danger, Malik soon realizes lust has evolved to love and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep the woman of his dreams safely by his side, no matter how hard she tries to fight their fate.

Excerpt:

She stepped outside, the scent of jasmine filled her senses and her muscles instantly relaxed. The quiet snick of the door closing spurred her into action. She took the first path until she found a nice grassy area beneath a palm tree. She sat down and opened her sketchpad.

Her fingers flew over the pages as she captured the scenes flittering through her mind. She lost all track of time until a husky male voice said, “Hello, beautiful.”

Her head snapped up to see the stranger from the airport.

“What are you doing here?” she asked, pulling the sketchbook to her chest.

“I was about to ask you the same thing.” He slipped closer. “What are you drawing?” He craned his neck but couldn’t see anything.

“Nothing.” She closed the book with a snap, but her cheeks turned pink, making him even more curious about what she’d been drawing.

Then a memory nudged his brain. “You’re the artist commissioned to do the mural at the hospital.” He shook his head, trying to reconcile her with the woman at the airport.

“Yes.” Her chin came up, and he couldn’t help but grin. She was defensive about her work for some reason. No worries; he thought it was great. But part of him wanted to haul her into his arms and kiss her again. Instead, he followed a saner choice and sat down on the grass across from her.

She wiggled an inch or two away, then her gaze met his. She was wary of him, but he caught a hint of curiosity in her gaze.

“I’m Catherine Taylor.” She held a hand out to him.

“Malik.” He grasped her hand, lowered his head, and caressed her knuckles with his lips. A slight shiver moved through her body and transferred to him. So she was affected by him. Good. He squeezed her fingers.

Her Desert Prince  is available at:

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I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys the blurb and except.

Marie

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Finding Love at Tumbling Creek Ranch by Paty Jager

Tumbling Creek Ranch is a Dude Ranch Resort in Montana that is run by Brett Wallis. His whole family helps out when he needs it and he’s there for his family when they need him.  As is the case in book 1, 8 Seconds to Love– His bull riding cousin, Lacey Wallis is in need of a place to recuperate after a bull riding wreck. Brett’s best friend and Lacey’s girlhood crush happens to come along to help out and sparks fly.

This is what Romance Junkies has to say about the Tumbling Creek Ranch series: “There are twists and turns to the story with a nice flow and a depth to the characters. The vivid scenic descriptions made me feel like I was there… I hope to return to Tumbling Creek Ranch over and over again.”

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Lacey Wallis has put blood, sweat, and tears into her dream of making it to the National Finals Rodeo and isn’t about to let an injury stop her. However, she didn’t expect the ER nurse to be the man she had a crush on years ago, or to discover that crush hadn’t been one-sided.

Jared McIntyre lived through loving and the death of one thrill-seeking woman, and wasn’t about to let that happen again. Especially not to Lacey. But that would mean he’d have to allow himself to love again.

Which will it be, a life-long dream, or the love of a lifetime?

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Book two, Love Me Anyway, is Brett’s book. His live in cook and housekeeper has been keeping him up nights, dreaming about taking her into his arms and his bed. But he discovers there is a reason she’s been dancing out of his arms.

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Melanie Trask ran away from an abusive husband and is hiding at a remote dude ranch. When she and the ranch owner can no longer deny their feelings, he offers to help her divorce her husband. But she has one more secret she hasn’t revealed…

Brett Wallis has fallen hard for the quiet, competent woman who landed at his ranch when he needed help. But will he be able to choose between Melanie or the ranch when he discovers the truth behind her secrecy?

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Book three, The Wrong Cowboy to Love, is Brett’s brother, Dillon’s, adventure with falling in love. He’s been asked to write and perform a song for a wedding being held at the ranch. Before the wedding even happens he has a beautiful woman fall into his arms and capture his heart.  You can find this book, in a 7 book box set titled Do You Take This Cowboy?  for $0.99.

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Computer geek Ruby Cutter feels like a fish out of water with a makeover her cousin put her through for the bachelorette party and wedding. The only reason she went along with it…her high school crush will be at the wedding. She’d fantasized for years over him and plans to make him see her.

Dillon Wallis is minding his own business getting ready for a gig at a bar when a tipsy, blonde who is with a bachelorette party and doesn’t realize she’s gorgeous, tumbles into his arms and captures his heart.

The only problem…she’s in love with his cousin.

Here is an excerpt from The Wrong Cowboy to Love.

She settled on her bottom, her legs crossed in front of her. He sat the same way. They held hands as he sang the song that had been written as he sat here strumming his guitar.

When he finished, Ruby stared at him for so long he thought she was trying to think of something nice to say.

“It’s just a—”

“True comparison. The words, the nuances. That should be the first song you send out as a demo.” She raised his hands to her lips and kissed them. “I’ve never heard anything so poetic.”

He lay backwards, pulling her on top of him. “You keep talking like that and I’ll start getting a big head.”

She placed her forearms on his chest and looked down at him with her dimple twinkling. “I just tell things like I see them.”

“I’m beginning to think you’re just hanging around with me because you think I’ll be a big star one day.” He raised his eyebrows as if questioning her.

Ruby laughed. “Not think. I know.”

“You going to be my roadie?” He liked the idea of her coming to his gigs with him.

“It depends on what it entails.” She was running a finger lightly back and forth over his bottom lip.

The softness of the touch had his cock growing again.

“You help me set up my equipment, take videos, and caress my ego afterwards.” He nipped her finger.

She pulled it back. “I might be able to do that, if the gigs aren’t too far from Bozeman.”

“There’s one more requirement,” he said, grasping her bottom and sliding her body up his so he could kiss her.

“What’s that?”

“I need lots of these.” He kissed her, long, wet, and breathless as his hands kneaded her hips and sides. He felt her nipples pebble through his cotton shirt as her weight pressed down on him.

He came up for air, and she mewed like a kitten when his lips left hers. A quick roll and she was under him. His forearms were on either side of her holding his weight off her. He captured her lips once more before dropping kisses down her neck to her t-shirt collar.

Her hands skimmed his neck as she played with his hair.

“I think we could negotiate a deal,” she said breathlessly as he ran kisses back up her neck.

“What kind of a deal,” he asked, lingering with his lips barely a hair’s breadth from hers.

She licked her lips. Her tongue skimmed his mouth and he didn’t wait for an answer.

Dillon captured her mouth again, this time, tasting her fully and dallying with her tongue as he cradled her head in his hands.

Ruby’s senses were sparking, and her mind had gone from coherent to zeroing in on all the pulses, throbs, and yearnings in her body. Dillon’s kiss had her gasping for air but not wanting to break the kiss. His tongue had triggered sensations not only in her head but her breasts and her mound that had become sensitive to his hardness pressing against it.

Even as she rationalized all the sensations and realized the parts of her that were awakening, she knew this wasn’t the place she wanted to make love to Dillon. She wanted it to be where they could stay and revel in the aftermath. Not have to dress, hop on a horse, and ride for two hours.

She released her hold on his neck and with reluctance drew out of the kiss.

Dillon raised his head and peered into her eyes. “Too much, too soon?”

She started to say yes but changed her mind. “No.” She brushed his lips with hers. “I want more, but I don’t want it here, rushed.” Her neck started heating.

Do You Take This Cowboy?

For Better… For Worse…

In Sickness and health…

Falling for a cowboy is easy, but when weddings happen on the ranch, anything can happen and often does! Roping, Fireworks and Magic…Enjoy seven wonderful tales of love and marriage by some best-selling and award-winning Western Contemporary Romance authors.

 

 

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More Harland County and At-Ease Ranch on the way!

Howdy! It’s Donna Michaels and I’m thrilled to share pre-order links for two of my upcoming books releasing in July! Books that are ending their series. It makes me sad but it’s time to move on. Not yet, though. I’m very excited to share these stories with you!

First, I know it’s been awhile, but let’s head to Harland County for Book 11: HER DOGGONE COWBOY! 🙂 This is Dr. Sawyer Kirkland’s story. He’s the veterinarian mentioned throughout the series and actually introduced in Book 9.

I’m sad that this series is coming to an end. The characters are like family but it’s okay because the next series is…Heroes of Harland County. Yep, I’m not leaving the county just yet, and some familiar faces will make appearances. In fact, the hero to kick off the first book will be another McCall. Mac is Logan and Linc’s younger brother and he’s finally getting his own story. Many readers have read my books in Sable Hunter’s Hell Yeah Kindle World and asked about Mac. He’s the perfect hero to start off my next Harland County series.

But, there’s still one more book to go in the original series, and I’m having so much fun writing his story and it’ll be out July 31st!

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Trouble lives next door… and he’s too darn cute for her own good. 

After a stint in the military, Pamela Miller is content with her IT job and her quiet calm life, until she inherits a ranch in Harland County, along with all the livestock and surprises that come with it—including a mischievous goat with a penchant for swallowing the most embarrassing things. Unsure whether to sell or stay, she decides to “live in Aunt Millie’s boots” for a while, and that decision has nothing to do with her encounters with the super-hot veterinarian who owns the ranch next door.

Animals were Dr. Sawyer Kirkland’s salvation during his troubled teens and their care and welfare is now his number one priority. He’s too busy, too committed to his work to worry about love and marriage. Been there. Done that. No thanks. He has a dog for companionship and doesn’t need a woman, but each time his sexy new neighbor walks into his clinic with an animal in need, he feels the wall he built around his heart start to crack. As Sawyer and Pam deal with x-rays, escaping llamas, and a goat cam that leads to a hidden stash of risqué items, realizing killer chemistry isn’t the only thing they have in common has Sawyer rethinking his priorities.

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Now, let’s switch gears and head to mid Texas for the final book in The Men of At-Ease Ranch Series: THE ARMY RANGER’S SURPRISE. Again, it’s sad to think that there are no more Army Rangers to torture…I mean write about. 😉 But throughout the series there has been one hero I’ve been wanting to give a happily-ever-after to…and that’s Leo.

In real life, unfortunately, there have been a few suicides in my husband’s unit. You may have already heard me mention this before, but these were men I knew. One had been in our house with his family. At one time, Tim had helped me with my website. We went to his son’s birthday parties. My husband even dressed as Elmo at one of them when the person they’d hired couldn’t make it. Suicide affects so many. Even I have a hard time talking about Tim. But we need to acknowledge the struggle men and women have trying to readjust to civilian life. I used my whole series to show Leo’s struggle and his arc, and I’m honored to finally give him his much deserved HEA. And all through a romantic comedy series. I know. Crazy, right? But hopefully, I’ve managed to be dark, but not desolate, and light, but not fluffy. I did my best to portray this serious subject in a heartwarming way. I can’t wait for Leo’s story to release on July 9th!

THE ARMY RANGER’S SURPRISE

 

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The Men of At-Ease Ranch Series
Book 5/ Leo

She’s about to remind him how good life can be.

Army brat, Kaydee Wagner is the queen of adapting, until her overloaded plate nearly cracks from her stack of responsibilities. Help arrives from her neighbor’s gorgeous grandson, and soon the man who’s fueled her hot fantasies is knocking things off her list and overloading her nights with hot kisses, and sigh-worthy caresses.

Former Army Ranger Leo Reed is ready to rise above his past and enjoy life again. So when the woman he can’t stop thinking about needs help with home repairs, he happily volunteers, and soon, he gives in to the attraction he fought for months.

Their off-the-charts chemistry turns into a budding romance neither of them saw coming. But when trouble at work resurrects Leo’s self-doubts just before Kaydee discovers she’s pregnant, she wonders if the news will bring them closer or push him away.

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I hope you enjoy July, and my upcoming Texas heroes. 🙂

Thanks for reading,
~Donna
www.DonnaMichaelsAuthor.com

 

 

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Reminder? NAKED COWBOYS now out in print!

You can now cuddle all 8 Naked Cowboys in print as well as digital. Tuck them under the covers with you. Hold them on your lap. Bring them into the tub with you!

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Stark Naked

After Reenie bumps into her friend’s very sexy, very naked brother, she decides to keep her distance, but he shows up at her door the next morning asking she doesn’t let first impressions ruin what could be a whole lot of fun.

Matt quickly realizes none of his usual lines will work on Reenie, which only adds to his desire to get her to lower her defenses around him.

 

Buck Naked

When a cowboy stops to help Amy change a flat, she’s convinced her run of luck isn’t going to change any time soon. Buck is far too confident and cocky for her. Buck made his mark on the rodeo circuit, but the lifestyle left its on marks on him. He knows he should tell Amy about his past before she hears it elsewhere, but every time he opens his mouth, all he can do is kiss her…

 

Stripped Naked

Jinx thought moving from New York to Rowan Country would mean an end to reporting on murders and dealing with grumpy police who see her as a nuisance. After only a few weeks on the job, someone finds a dead body in a ditch, and Sheriff Dillon Cross is butting heads with the sexy local reporter. They get on like two angry hornets trapped in an upturned glass, but soon it’s more than heated barbs they’re exchanging.

 

Bare Naked

Georgie invests everything she owns in a dilapidated B&B in Saddle Wells, Texas, so when a rough-around-the-edges cowboy offers his handyman services, she accepts his help in exchange for room and board.

Cade’s a down-on-his-luck cowboy with a reputation so bad no one will hire him. Luckily for Cade, newcomer Georgie doesn’t know anything about the man he used to be. But not everyone is ready to give Cade a second chance, and their newfound happiness could disappear like smoke.

 

Naked Desire

All Cynthia has left after her divorce is her grandfather’s secret barbecue-spice-rub recipe. She’s determined to start over in Saddle Wells, but she’s totally unprepared for her reaction to the carpenter her new friends recommend.

Jesse is more than happy to renovate Cyn’s storefront, but what he’d really love to do is tackle that self-doubt he sees lurking in her eyes, but first he has to convince her to give them a chance despite their age difference.

 

Naked Flame

On a night out, former cop Charity notices the brooding bar owner needs help, so she steps in and ends up right in his arms.

After two tours in Afghanistan, Liam now runs his dad’s bar. Having Charity around is a distraction, but he can’t seem to deny whatever there is between them.

When a criminal comes looking for revenge, Charity knows it will be better for everyone if she leaves town, but leaving Liam is more difficult than she thought.

Naked Heat

Andrew “Mac” McDaniel is on a mission to find the drunk driver who killed his twin sister, and his latest lead has brought him to Saddle Wells. When realtor Nida hands over the keys, something sparks between them. But even as undeniable interest turns to hot nights together, Nida is not sure she can stand by and watch him destroy himself when his investigation sends him on a path toward a potentially disastrous act of revenge.

 

Naked Hunger

Raising livestock in Saddle Wells isn’t as exciting as the pro circuit for local rancher Ryan, but the sweet new vet in town certainly livens things up. Sable claims she has no time for a relationship, so Ryan suggests they have some friends-with-benefits fun while he convinces her she doesn’t have to choose between career and love. But when a costly mistake puts her career in jeopardy, Sable could lose everything.

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Lawmen of Wyoming-Rhonda Lee Carver

Hi, everyone!

I hope life is treating you well. I’ve been eyeball deep in writing heroes. Have you read my Lawmen of Wyoming series?

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From Book 1: The hat. The gun. And the will to protect.

Showing up to investigate a double homicide, Sheriff Phoenix Cade almost comes out of his boots when he sees the blonde–the only witness to the crime–covered in blood. He’d danced with her a few nights before and had every intention of getting her number until she threw up all over his shoes. Hell, his shoes would wash…

Ria Portman has spent the better part of six years convincing her family and friends that she could take care of herself. The accident took her sight, but it didn’t take her independence. There were a lot of things she’d learned over the years, especially regarding men. They said they could handle her disability, but truth was, they lied. When her assistant and client are murdered in her studio she will have to rely on one man—the one man who makes her want to trust again.

Phoenix is over his ex, but since he caught her cheating he’s compared relationships to playing with fire. It’s only a matter of time before a man gets burnt. Yet, Ria is different. She’s beautiful, smart, challenging, and doesn’t need him…even when she does. He should keep his head on straight because the killers want her dead and it’s his job to keep her safe. However, he’s realizing, a man in love becomes a giant. He’ll protect Ria with a force unlike any that has ever been seen before.

 

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