All my books are novels for adults with romance as their primary theme but exploring other aspects of life from history to fantasy with people sometimes caught in dangerous situations who must find their way to a safe landing. Some are connected books, with continuing characters-- where a secondary character might show up in a new book as a hero/heroine. Each book stands alone with no cliff hangers.

Because mine vary for the 'heat' level, I devised this chart. If you find a book that interests you, look for the hearts. Some books with strong language or mild profanity.

♥ ------holding hands, perhaps a gentle kiss
♥♥ ---- more kisses but no tongue-- no foreplay
♥♥♥ ---kissing, tongue, caressing, foreplay & pillow talk
♥♥♥♥ --all of above, full sexual experience including climax
♥♥♥♥♥ -all of above including coarser language and sex more frequent

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Price to be Paid


Struggling to find her place, Devi, the youngest of the Hemstreet Witch sisters seeks solace in plants and from her grandmother even as she conflicts with her mother.

Her life changes when Asa Taggert saves her from an embarrassing incident and then makes her a proposal for a marriage contract-- one to be in name only.


Devi should have said no. Asa carries a lot of baggage, offering sufficient reasons that should have led to a no. Besides her quick fondness for his ten-year old son, there is one even larger reason to say yes. 


With a dangerous enemy and warring spiritual forces get involved, the question is are they helping or trying to destroy Asa and Devi.  A Price To be Paid travels from Tucson to Central Arizona with a spicy love story, some violence and strong language-- not to mention alternative spirituality. At 72,000 words and ♥♥♥♥, for heat, it is a contemporary paranormal set in Arizona. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Frederica's Heart


Frederica Windsor steps off a train in Tucson, Arizona, intending to find where her daughter, Catherine Lawrence has gone and why she left Boston without telling her. 


Frederica lands in a place unlike any she'd ever known and even more shocking for her is the man who offers her aid.


For Jeremiah Taggert, this is a woman unlike any he wants to so much as know. He's a retired outlaw. She's a lady from the East. She's clearly out of his league, but she needs his help.


Together, these two are unlikely to even be friends-- let alone more. But Christmas is in the air, and it's a time for the unlikely to become real.

 
♥♥ with some gun violence

Friday, November 4, 2016

Red Hawk Christmas


Using her laptop, Diana Ashburn explores other options for her life. When she decides RV living is her choice, it doesn't please her family; but she is determined, sells all she owns, buys a Class C. She and her fur kids are off.


Life settles in with Redhawk, the name of her motorhome. She won't plan ahead but just go where the wind blows her.


The last place she expects to end up for Christmas is Bluff Utah--



with an even bigger surprise there.


Available at Amazon for eReaders and on sale at 99¢ until after Christmas.
♥♥ for heat level with some gun violence
 

Friday, August 5, 2016

To Speak of Things Unseen


Seeing increasing problems for her family of witches, Elke Hemstreet believes she has an answer-- create a play from the novel Vislogus, which explains the world of fantasy and magic in a way that is non-threatening.


Its author, Mitchell Ford, sees it otherwise.


As Elke struggles to find the source of the rumors about her family and solve a new murder mystery, she ends up heading north with Ford and his wolf to the Verde Valley where more danger awaits. Is magic going to be enough this time?


Heat level ♥♥♥♥
Some violence and strong themes 
Available for eReaders at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KDCI9VG

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Enchantress' Secret


Natural born witch, Denali Hemstreet is asked to undertake an investigation into the murder of her mother's friend. She instantly finds herself attracted to the artist who is most suspected by the police of being the killer.


With her three sisters, mother, and grandmothers involved in solving this case, Denali is about to face a challenge greater than being a detective-- falling in love.


As a retired SEAL, Nick Beringer took up painting as a way to find some grace in his life. He thought he had found a peaceful life but now he's in the midst of a whirlwind-- drawn to a woman who says she's a witch. What the hell is that all about.


With The Enchantress' Secret, enter into a world of witches, demons, spirit guides, angels, and shamans, to solve a murder leading back to the spirit realm and those who abuse power. This is the first in a series of five, Arizona-based, contemporary fantasy romances, each spicy and around 55-60,000 words in length.

Heat level: ♥♥♥♥

Available at Amazon for Kindle

Book trailer at: http://rainydaytrailers.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-enchantress-secret_30.html

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bound for the Hills



When college professor Wilhelmina Butler arrives in a cabin in the Mazatzals, she knows she's found a place that speaks to her heart. She doesn't know her life is about to change in dramatic ways.


Cole Taggert is asked to make sure she is safe but seeing her for the first time, he's the one that is at risk of losing something important-- his heart.  Together they find a love that challenges their past.




And a danger that threatens their future demanding Cole and his brothers face down a determined enemy.


In Arizona, 1905, the third Taggert brother meets his match and nothing will ever be the same again. 


 Historical romance with spice, violence and some strong language.

Amazon on sale until April 1: http://www.amazon.com/Bound-For-The-Hills-Historicals-ebook/dp/B01D7L0IL4
All other sites: https://www.draft2digital.com/book/157077
Paperback when CreateSpace gets it ready later this week

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Love Waits


Governess Belle Stevens Morgan is on the stage headed for Canyon City with two children to join with their father. Investigating counterfeiting is the real reason Belle, a Pinkerton agent, has been living a lie-- several of them. This investigation will prove the most dangerous of her career.

Captain Rand Phillips is tracking marauding Indians when he breaks up an attack on a stage station and comes face to face with the woman he had rejected ten years earlier because she was too young. It won't be so easy now but there are still reasons they can't be together.

Book Four, in the Oregon Historical romance series, brings the youngest sister back to her family. Belle has stayed away for their safety but that no longer is going to be possible. Set in Eastern Oregon in the midst of an Indian war, Love Waits is about a love that stands the test of time. Characters from the first three books find their way into this one as the family stands together against an enemy who is ruthless enough to kill anyone who gets in his way.





 


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Lands of Fire

 Lands of Fire are places of testing and beauty where death comes suddenly to the unwary. It is also a place for great love to grow. 



Jesse Taggert has chosen to live out on the desert, in order to avoid humans who can be cruel to a man born slower in thinking than others. He works with animals and is satisfied with the companionship of a dog who came to him as a stray. His world is about to be upended.



There are those, like artist, Lily Jacobs, who see into the heart to recognize qualities that have been hidden away. She recognized those qualities in Jesse but there are those determined to block their love.


Love is something that often must be fought to hold onto. Jesse and Lily have found such a love but can they hold onto it? Isn't that always the question?


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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Going Home

It's 1865 and the Civil War has just come to an agonizing end-- even impacting far off Oregon with its destructive divisiveness. 

With a loving family, successful businesses, and active theater life, Raine Stevens has all she could want except a love of her own. She prefers life without the sacrifices that kind of love requires. Only one man has ever tempted her to believe otherwise, and he went off to fight the war. He never wrote.


And then, Jed Hardman is back, but it's too late for them. She won't leave Portland for a wilderness ranch on the John Day River. She's worked too hard for what she has. Besides, she's too set in her ways. In love with him, though she might be, he's way too much the laird in the way he dominates all around him. She sends him off with no hope for a future together.


After Raine learns her seemingly successful life has been more trap than secure home, she decides to leave Portland also. She could go many places, but the only one that will help her learn if she and Jed have a future is the Hardman Ranch. Jed is grateful to have Raine come to him and accepts her terms, adding one of his own.


Leaving the war apparently hasn't made his life safer. He now has a deadly enemy-- make that two. 


Book 3 in the Oregon series follows the Stevens family from the earlier books (Raine isn't the only one eventually heading east of the Cascades). The story explores what makes a home and family. What does it take to make a relationship work when it has every reason not to succeed? With gold miners, road agents, and Native Americans determined to push the white man from their land, this is a wilderness that takes tough men and women. Raine isn't sure she can or even wants to qualify, but she's about to find out.
  

Going Home contains some strong language, violence, and sexual heat. It is intended for mature readers. Heat level: ♥♥♥ (with ♥ least and ♥♥♥♥♥ most)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Echoes from the Past

Because of recurring dreams of a life lived in a prehistoric culture, Holly Jacobs is determined to discover if those dreams once had a physical reality. As an archaeologist, she has the skills and funding to venture into the wilderness of Central Arizona to find the site of the dreams. She needs a crew. 

With an outlaw family, Vince Taggert created a name and identity for himself (as John Damian, he was in Arizona Sunset) but in the end he cannot escape from who he is. He is brought to Tucson by a letter from a psychic friend, who believes Holly will need him to find her truths and stay alive. 

When Holly meets Vince, the sparks are instant. Her certainty that she knew him from previous lifetimes makes her equally certain he should not go with her to Central Arizona. 

Vince has led a dangerous life and isn't about to worry about dreams with no real bullets. He does know Holly is dangerous to him but not for the reasons she fears.


1901, a new century and things should be less wild and woolly in Arizona. Very civilized, with only an occasional nightly shootout. Much safer—for some. Not so much for the son of an infamous outlaw family, who was falling in love with the one woman from whom he should have stayed many miles away. Shoulds weren’t in his vocabulary.




This western adventure takes these two unlikely lovers from Tucson, north into the Sierra Ancha, where answers and danger await. As the fifth Arizona historical, readers of the others will find characters from earlier books. This is the first romance of the Taggert brothers-- Vince, Jesse and Cole. Jesse's story will be out 11/5/15, Lands of Fire.

Heat level: ♥♥♥♥; some violence and mild profanity. Intended for adult readers.


Monday, June 1, 2015

Where Dreams Go




Adam Stone had done many things as he lived a life of freedom and adventure. Guiding a wagon train, tracking for the military, having no obligations beyond the ones he chose. He had given up a great deal though in terms of having someone to love-- except, the one he wanted belonged to another.



He had long loved her, a secret impossible love. At lonely campfires across the west, where death waited in the shadows, he had dreamed of her gentle beauty. 



Then word arrived that what had been impossible was no longer. When he came to convince her to be his own, she put up barriers. He could overcome those but could he overcome the greatest of all—who he was.





Oregon Territory held many dangers; but the one that killed Martha Stevens’ beloved husband struck without warning on the most mundane of days. She has been forced to live alone, to make a life on her homestead, one that is purposeful, oriented to her family. Her expectations do not include a man coming into that life, who like a tornado upturns her expectations and all she has known.What this wild man wants is impossible. Or is it?





Where Dreams Go is set in 1855's Oregon Territory where these new pioneers must learn skills needed to build a state. Building a new world isn’t for the weak. Dangers are always there for those who dare to walk the high places.

Can we live our dreams—or is the cost too high?

Heat level: ♥♥♥♥
Some strong language and mild profanity