The most important two words for this Wrangler's Creek rodeo cowboy? I do... Lucian Granger isn't winning any Mr. Cowboy Congeniality awards. Known in his small Texas town as 'Lucifer' thanks to his surly nature and knack for scaring people away from getting too close, the handsome rancher has no trouble ignoring the gossip. But when he's in danger of losing the land he's put his blood, sweat and tears into maintaining, Lucian sets out to prove he's a changed man – by claiming he's about to settle down with his invaluable assistant, Karlee O'Malley. Their pending nuptials may be just for show, but from the moment they kiss, the proverbial fireworks start going off in his head – and in his heart. Before long, the man who's usually as emotional as a brick wall is tired of pretending and wants to share a real future with Karlee. With his world suddenly turned upside down, Lucian will risk losing the business and the ranch if it means holding on to the one woman worth becoming a better man for. Also includes a bonus novella, Cowboy Blues.
The Last Rodeo Lucian Granger isn't winning any Mr Cowboy Congeniality awards. Known to his small Texas town as 'Lucifer', Lucian is determined to win his final rodeo. But the wilful, handsome rancher is also a demanding pain in everyone's rear. Only this time, he's gone a bit too far and now he has to clean up his image...by walking down the aisle. But who would ever agree to be Mrs Lucifer? Lucian values his assistant Karlee O'Malley more than anyone else, but marry her? Even just for the summer? And yet, from the moment they kiss, the duststorm hits the corral. Big time. Before long, his family is out of control and Lucian risks losing the business, the ranch...and the one woman worth becoming a better man for. Cowboy Blues Setting rules and following them to the letter is part of cowboy Nick Haskins's code. It keeps life uncomplicated, and his heart intact. The love he had for his high school sweetheart is ashes in the wind, but he's not counting on her twin, Lindsay Gavin, to show up on his ranch - or in his dreams. Lindsay's got a code of her own: hands off her sister's guy. But now that Nick is free to share his bunkhouse and his bed, she can't help but take what he's offering. There's no harm in satisfying years' worth of curiosity. There's no shame in indulging in the sexiest fun of her life. Only, when Nick and Lindsay let desire set fire to the rules, will they both end up getting burned?
The most important two words for this Wrangler’s Creek rodeo cowboy? I do... Lucian Granger isn’t winning any Mr. Cowboy Congeniality awards. Known in his small Texas town as “Lucifer” thanks to his surly nature and knack for scaring people away from getting too close, the handsome rancher has no trouble ignoring the gossip. But when he’s in danger of losing the land he’s put his blood, sweat and tears into maintaining, Lucian sets out to prove he’s a changed man—by claiming he’s about to settle down with his invaluable assistant, Karlee O’Malley. Their pending nuptials may be just for show, but from the moment they kiss, the proverbial fireworks start going off in his head—and in his heart. Before long, the man who’s usually as emotional as a brick wall is tired of pretending and wants to share a real future with Karlee. With his world suddenly turned upside down, Lucian will risk losing the business and the ranch if it means holding on to the one woman worth becoming a better man for.
He promised he’d stay away…but he can’t resist keeping her close Setting rules and following them to the letter is part of cowboy Nick Haskins’s code. It keeps life uncomplicated, and his heart intact. The love he had for his high school sweetheart is ashes in the wind, but he’s not counting on her twin, Lindsay Gavin, to show up on his ranch—or in his dreams. Lindsay’s got a code of her own: hands off her sister’s guy. But now that Nick is free to share his bunkhouse and his bed, she can’t help but take what he’s offering. There’s no harm in satisfying years worth of curiosity. There’s no shame in indulging in the sexiest fun of her life. Only, when Nick and Lindsay let desire set fire to the rules, will they both end up getting burned?
BESTSELLING AUTHOR COLLECTION Reader-favorite romances in collectible volumes from our bestselling authors. EXTREME EXPOSURE It’s not in bodyguard Jake Cantrell’s job description to share his suspicions with his assignments. Beautiful executive Sage Dumont may be in charge, but Jake’s not on her payroll. As a former Special Forces marine, Jake trusts his gut, and it’s telling him there’s something off about a shipment arriving at Marine Drilling International. His instinct is aroused…in more ways than one. A savvy businesswoman, Sage knows better than to take some hired gun’s “hunch” as gospel. And yet she is learning not to underestimate the man her grandfather hired to protect her. Determined to prove Jake wrong, Sage does some digging of her own and turns up deadly details she was never meant to see. Drawn into a terrifying web of lies and deceit—and into feelings they can’t afford to explore—what Jake and Sage uncover may be frighteningly worse than they ever imagined. FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Veiled Intentions by USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen Detective Katelyn O’Malley must work with hotshot Sergeant Joe Rico, her new boss—and fake fiancé—to draw out a deadly killer. Saying “I do” has never been so dangerous. Previously published.
Guilty until proven innocent? This deputy isn’t taking chances When his father is shot, Deputy Court McCall initially suspects Rayna Travers. Her mysterious past raises questions, even if his attraction to her is impossible to contain. Before long, though, he discovers Rayna is an innocent pawn in a very dangerous game. Now, to catch a killer, this cowboy will go wherever the case takes him. Even if that includes ignoring the truth in his hardened Texas heart. The Lawmen of McCall Canyon
She swore she’d never fall for a cop... But will a hot Texas Ranger change her mind? After a one-night stand with Rachel McCall, Ranger Griff Morris reveals a long-kept secret. Feeling betrayed, Rachel flees her ranch. But when she returns, complications abound: she’s pregnant and unable to forgive Griff, but she’s also wildly attracted to him. With three attempts on her life and no shortage of suspects, can Griff earn Rachel’s trust to keep her and their baby alive? The Lawmen of McCall Canyon
Eight Seconds to Lose the Girl... One chance to win her back. Tye Casper, a.k.a. the Ghost Rider and champion bull rider, should be the happiest cowboy alive, but when he left home ten years ago to make it big, he said goodbye to the only woman he has ever loved. He's had his eight seconds of glory, but without Jolie Lockhart by his side, the wins mean nothing. He's been given an opportunity to return home to Skeeter Blue for one last rodeo. He believes fate has sent him there and he'll have a second chance with Jolie, but nothing goes as planned. He soon realizes staying seated on a bull for eight seconds may prove much simpler than winning Jolie's heart.
The only performer to earn 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Gene Autry was the singing cowboy king of American entertainment. Now, in Public Cowboy No.1, Holly George-Warren offers the first serious biography of this singular individual, in a fascinating narrative that traces Autry's climb from small-town farm boy to multimillionaire. Here for the first time Autry the legend becomes a flesh-and-blood man--with all the passions, triumphs, and tragedies of a flawed icon. George-Warren recounts stories never before told, including revelations about Autry's impoverished boyhood, his adventures as an up-and-coming singer, and the impact his unbelievable success had on his personal life. The book provides equally colorful details of Autry's lengthy radio and recording career, which included such classics as "Back in the Saddle Again" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"; his movie career, where he breathed new life into the Western genre; and his role in early television. And along the way, we see how he invested shrewdly in radio, real-estate, and television, becoming the only entertainer listed among 1990's Fortune 400. Based on exclusive access to Gene Autry's personal papers, as well as interviews with more than 100 relatives, employees, colleagues, and friends, this engaging biography brings to life a major Hollywood star--a man who, more than anyone else, put Western music and style on the American cultural map.
Convict Cowboys is the first book on the nation’s first prison rodeo, which ran from 1931 to 1986. At its apogee the Texas Prison Rodeo drew 30,000 spectators on October Sundays. Mitchel P. Roth portrays the Texas Prison Rodeo against a backdrop of Texas history, covering the history of rodeo, the prison system, and convict leasing, as well as important figures in Texas penology including Marshall Lee Simmons, O.B. Ellis, and George J. Beto, and the changing prison demimonde. Over the years the rodeo arena not only boasted death-defying entertainment that would make professional cowboys think twice, but featured a virtual who’s who of American popular culture. Readers will be treated to stories about numerous American and Texas folk heroes, including Western film stars ranging from Tom Mix to John Wayne, and music legends such as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Through extensive archival research Roth introduces readers to the convict cowboys in both the rodeo arena and behind prison walls, giving voice to a legion of previously forgotten inmate cowboys who risked life and limb for a few dollars and the applause of free-world crowds.
It's Danny Ray, "the best dang rodeo cowboy in Oklahoma," to the rescue once again. King Krystal of Elidor's beautiful daughter, Princess Amber, has been kidnapped by the evil Fantasms--monstrous beasts whose sole purpose is to rule the magical kingdom of Elidor and to spread sorrow and darkness throughout the land. But not if Danny Ray and his eccentric group of friends have anything to do with it! Imagine a world with seas of polished black and white marble squares sailed upon by immense chess pieces hundreds of feet high: rooks, bishops and queens powered by tiny furry Tantarrabobs and Zanoomies. Imagine this is the battleground where Danny Ray, Tuk (a hellwain devil), KarooKachoo (a dragonfly princess), Prince Blues, the Sultana Sumferi Sar, Captain Quigglewigg, Hoodie Crow and the White Lady must rescue Princess Amber and save the kingdom of Elidor from eternal darkness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
In Lonesome Animals, Arthur Strawl, a tormented former lawman, is called out of retirement to hunt a serial killer with a sense of the macabre who has been leaving elaborately carved bodies of Native Americans across three counties. As the pursuit ensues, Strawls own dark and violent history weaves itself into the hunt, shedding light on the remains of his broken family: one wife taken by the river, one by his own hand; an adopted Native American son who fancies himself a Catholic prophet; and a daughter, whose temerity and stoicism contrast against the romantic notions of how the west was won. In the vein of True Gritand Blood Meridian, Lonesome Animals is a western novel reinvented, a detective story inverted for the west. It contemplates the nature of story and heroism in the face of a collapsing ethos –not only of Native American culture, but also of the first wave of white men who, through the battle against the geography and its indigenous people, guaranteed their own destruction. But it is also about one mans urgent, elegiac search for justice amidst the craven acts committed on the edges of civilization.
It Happened in the Idaho Desert The rodeo clown: Brody wants the thrill of bullfighting and the wind at his feet. The actuary: Rita doesn't want anything to do with a busted up cowboy-and odds are, Brody will be. The mule: Socrates understands humans. And love, even if humans don't. Can Socrates lead Brody to Rita's heart? Will Rita let herself take the biggest risk of all?
When a mining claim on a crumbling cliff of burnt-rose quartzite lured naturalist Jack Nisbet to the northeastern corner of Washington State in 1970, he began a search for an understanding of that open country through stories about the people who lived there and the everyday events he shared with them. Together, these vivid, engaging, and subtly humorous stories evoke the essence of this place. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lwlNisTUyk
Mace Carson hält sich nicht für einen Helden. Damals auf dem College, als er Kelly Wright aus einer brenzlichen Situation rettete, war er in Wirklichkeit einfach nur ein wütender Cowboy, der zufällig auf der richtigen Seite stand. Inzwischen ist Mace erfolgreicher Winzer und plötzlich sieht er sich Kelly erneut gegenüber. Doch diesemal scheint es für ihn genau das Falsche zu sein, auf ihrer Seite zu stehen. Kelly ist nur geschäftlich in Wyoming und alles was sie will ist sein Weingut ... "Linda Lael Miller erschafft lebhafte Charaktere und Geschichten, die Sie niemals vergessen werden!" Debbie Macomber "Eine wunderbare zeitgenössische Western-Trilogie voller Romantik!” Publishers Weekly "Linda Lael Miller ist eine der besten amerikanischen Autorinnen dieses Genres." Romantic Times Book Review
Die Erinnerung an seine verstorbene Frau ist wie der Fluss, der an Boone Taylors Grundstück vorbeifließt. Immer da, nicht aufzuhalten... Erst als Boone sich zum Sheriff wählen lässt, scheint ein erster Schritt in Richtung Zukunft getan, ein zweiter, als er seine kleinen Söhne wiedersehen will. Und dann ist da seine Nachbarin Tara Kendall. Eigentlich eine Frau, die für Boone alles verkörpert, was ihn provoziert. Angefangen von ihrem Model-Look bis hin zu ihrem wahnwitzigen Plan einer Hühnerfarm! Doch sobald sie sich näherkommen, spürt er wieder Hoffnung: Das Leben könnte für ihn weitergehen - wäre da nicht seine Angst, erneut einen geliebten Menschen zu verlieren.
A fourth novel featuring former Texas Ranger turned lawyer turned crime fighter, Billy Bob Holland, set in the savage and beautiful landscape of Montana. Wyatt Dixon, rodeo cowboy and 'the most dangerous, depraved, twisted and unpredictable human I ever knew' is certainly not one of Billy Bob Holland's favourite people. Sentenced to sixty years in jail for murder, Dixon is out after only a year, due to the DA's failure to disclose a piece of information. He swears he's a changed man and needs Billy Bob's help, but how can Billy Bob believe the man who tortured his wife? And then there's Johnny American Horse, who has been caught carrying a gun. He says he needs it for protection; in a dream he saw two men coming for him and it isn't long before his prediction proves him right . . .
Hotelmanagerin Grace hätte nie gedacht, dass ein berühmter Filmemacher wie Slater Carson eines Tages ihr Ritter in schimmernder Rüstung sein könnte. Doch als der Sohn ihres Exmannes in Schwierigkeiten gerät, bietet Slater sofort an, sich um ihn zu kümmern und ihn auf seiner Ranch zu beschäftigen. Schnell stellt Grace fest: Slater tut es vor allem für sie - was sein heißer Kuss verrät. Das Glück scheint so nah ... aber plötzlich taucht ihr Ex in Mustang Creek auf. Der großartige Auftakt zur neuen Erfolgsserie von Nr. 1-New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Linda Lael Miller.