Wednesday, February 1, 2017

book list

Historical, contemporary, and paranormal romances of men and women facing challenges, all set in the American West.

Below is a current list of all my novels. Full novels run 80-125,000 words. Behind a title, (n) indicates novella which range in length from 20,000 to 40,000 words. For more on the books, click on the image in the sidebar or below for Romances with an Edge. There you will find a blog with links to buy and more info. Most of my stories involve suspense, which means danger and violence. There is often 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

Generally speaking, novellas are or ♥♥ and full length novels are ♥♥♥♥


Historical Romances
The Stevens family with three daughters and their mother as they live and love through Oregon's settling. All are ♥♥♥♥
Round the Bend-- 1851: wagons head out on the Oregon Trail. Amy is naive  about what
                              love might be-- Matt is disillusioned. Young love faces many challenges.
Where Dreams Go-- 1855: Martha is a widow and does not expect the return of a man who
                                 presents temptations she'd forgotten. Western Oregon homesteading.
Going Home-- 1865: Raine thought she found love and then the Civil War intervened. Now
                        he's back and heading east of the Cascades to his ranch. What's she to do?
Love Waits-- 1867: Belle has come to Eastern Oregon on a mission, which could be 
                      compromised by the cavalry officer she's been unable to forget.

Beginning with one outlaw, the O'Brian story follows two brothers and one daughter. Book 4, as a novella, provides a bridge to the Taggert brothers and their father. All of the books share some characters as friends or family. There will be a 9th Arizona historical in summer of 2017 with characters who are the ancestors of those in the Hemstreet witches. Full lengths are all ♥♥♥♥

Arizona Sunset-- 1883: Abigail is dissatisfied with her life but did not have in mind quite the
                            change that one outlaw brings when he turns her world upside down.
Tucson Moon-- 1885:  Priscilla is not going to fall in love with a man who wears a gun, not
                          even if he's a lawman, but she'll help him when his small daughter arrives.
Arizona Dawn-- 1898: With a university degree, Grace returns to Tucson, all grown up and
                          ready to fight for the man she loves, who is back from war.
Rose's Gift (n)-- 1899: Widow, Rose receives a proposal, but that's not possible at her age.
                           Ollie finds his life complicated by the arrival of a secret. ♥♥
Echoes from the Past-- 1901: Holly comes to Tucson to organize an archaeological dig--
                                      not to fall in love. Vince is too old and has lived too hard a life
Lands of Fire-- 1902: Lily finds artistic inspiration when she moves to Tucson to 
                         be close to her sister-- that and a lot more with Jesse.
Bound for the Hills-- 1905: Wilhelmina rents a mountain cabin and shockingly discovers
                                 the hero of her dime novels actually exists, and he's not pleased.
Sonoran Christmas (n)-- 1905: Frederica needs to find her daughter. Meeting a 
                                        real life retired (mostly) outlaw is the help she needs-- in more 
                                        ways than one.

Historical Contemporary
books set in an historic period but beyond the early 1900s
Luck of the Draw-- 1974: Billy Stempleton, bronc and bull rider, comes to Pendleton for
                               the Roundup and meets someone, who will change his life.  ♥♥♥♥

Contemporary romances
Set in the American West-- Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and Montana, these stories are romances with danger and suspense. Some share characters. All full length novels are ♥♥♥♥ with novellas marked and .

Desert Inferno-- Landscape painter, Rachel O'Brian finds a dying man on her family's
                          remote desert ranch and Border Patrol comes to investigate.
                          Set in Southern Arizona 
Evening Star-- When Portland attorney, Marla Jamison, meets Randy O'Brian, she wants
                        nothing to do with the younger, handsome cop. What we need 
                        and want, aren't always the same thing. 
Bannister's Way-- David Bannister has been undercover before but when he takes a job in
                             Oregon and reconnects with his artist wife, Raven, undercover takes on
                             a new meaning. David was in Desert Inferno. Characters from
                             Evening Star are in this book.

Moon Dust-- Facing more stress than she can handle, Susan asks for a divorce.  Dane
                     is facing his own stresses as tensions with a militia leader escalate.
Second Chance-- Psychologist Barrett juggles being a single mother and an invasive ex.
                             She cannot afford the complications a truck driver, animal rescuer,
                             much younger man would bring to her daughter or her. This book
                             follows up secondary characters in Moon Dust

Hidden Pearl-- Architect, S.T. Taggert needs to find his sister who apparently joined a
                        dangerous cult. He doesn't want the complications of a beautiful photo-
Her Dark Angel-- Katy has come to Reno to help her uncle while his receptionist is out.
                            Dill, because of a precarious situation, is determined to make her visit
                            a short one. Reno, Portland and Tahoe.
From Here to There-- A wedding that is a mistake (maybe) and two marriages are part
                                  of Rocking H ranch life-- Montana
A Montana Christmas (n)-- Can a family heal from years of dysfunction? Christmas
                                           may not be the easiest time to find out. Following up on
                                           From Here to There with a continuing love story.

Women Starting Over Series
When life deals you an unexpected shift, what do you do with it?
Red Hawk Christmas (n)-- Leaving Chicago, Diana and her two Chihuahuas travel the
                                      West in an RV. She's not looking for romance but it might find her.                             
Supernatural romances
Set in the mountain West, these stories explore the 'other' side as ordinary people come up against what is anything but ordinary. All are ♥♥♥♥ except the novellas which are ♥♥
Sky Daughter-- When Maggie returns to the mountains of Idaho to heal from
                         losses, she learns her family wasn't what she believed. Even 
                         more unexpected is Reuben. Violence, supernatural and spice
Diablo Canyon-- combining in one book the three following novellas and set in Montana 
                           ranching country. This book has the spice the novellas don't
   When Fates Conspire (n)-- All is not as it seems when star-crossed lovers meet
                                             again and break the rules with the help of their spirit guides
   The Dark of the Moon (n)-- He sees and talks to the other side. She has a ranch
                                              to operate and a son to grieve. The supernatural problems
                                              are greater than either know even with spirit guides to help
   Storm in the Canyon (n)—Being a spirit guide apparently isn’t all that is possible for
                                             Racine. She is needed to combat an old evil returned.
                                             Falling in love with a human wasn’t in the plan—or was it?

Hemstreet Witch Series

Four sisters and their mother use the powers, with which they were born, for good. Evil always lurks. The novels run 50-60,000 words with violence and ♥♥♥♥
Enchantress' Secret—Denali is asked to do a favor for her mother and help solve a
                                      murder. The main suspect has his own secrets but none are a
                                      match for Denali’s.
To Speak of Things Unseen—Elke believes she can help people better understand those
                                                 with natural born spiritual powers if she can convince an
                                                 author to share his supernatural work more widely.
A Price to be Paid-- WIP and Devi's story 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Timeline for Oregon Historicals

Timeline for the Oregon Historical Romances with the Stevens family, friends, lovers, and historical events impacting Oregon

                                      1795 Elijah (St. Louis Jones b. Missouri 7-31 Leo
                                      1815 Martha Stevens b. Missouri 10-18 Libra
                                      1825 Adam Stone b. Ohio 7/31 Leo
                                      1826 Jedediah Hardman b. Georgia  12/4 Sagittarius
                                      1829 Joshua Hardman b. Georgia  7/17 Cancer
                                      1831 Matthew Kane  b. Missouri  2/9 Aquarius
                                      1832 Randall Phillips b. Virginia  1/10 Capricorn
                                      1834 Loraine Stevens b. Missouri 10/31
                                      1835 Han Jei b. China
                                              Bernice McDowell b. Illinois
                                      1840 Arabelle Stevens b. Missouri 4/28 Taurus
                                      1841 Jason Phillips b. Virginia  1/14 Capricorn
                                      1849 gold discovered in California
                                      1850 Homestead Land Act
                                      1851 Amy Stevens and Matt Kane marry
                                      1855 Adam Stone returns to Oregon
                                              Laura Kane b. Oregon
                                              Adam meets Rand Phillips fighting Rogue Indian War
                                      1856 Trail of Tears—Oregon
                                      1857 Elijah Stone b. Oregon
                                      1859 Oregon becomes a state;  Rufus Kane b. Oregon
                                      1861 Civil War begins
                                      1862 Jed Hardman goes to war
                                              Gold discovered in Canyon City
                                      1864 Snake War begins
                                      1865 Lee surrenders -- Civil War is over
                                      1867 Belle Stevens (Morgan) returns to Oregon
                                      1868 Snake War ends
                                      1872 Modoc War
                                      1873 Portland destroyed by fire
                                      1877 Nez Perce War
                                      1878 Bannock-Paiute War

Monday, January 30, 2017

Timeline for Arizona Historical Romances-- O'Brian and Taggert families

Some of these people are ancestors of the Hemstreet witches, a contemporary paranormal romance series

    1833    Charles Prevo

1840          Jeremiah Taggert b. Kansas; James Redman b. Iowa; Rose Jarred b. Missouri

1841          Victor Hemstreet b. San Francisco

1842          Roman Alexander Oliver b. Kansas

1843          Lars Ericson b. Wisconsin

1844          Raul Cordova b. Mexico; Valerie Simpson b. Kansas

1845          Robert Mitchell b. New York; Frederica Jamison b. Boston


1847          Delbert Sicilla b. West Virginia
1848          Wei Song b. Weaverville California; US wins Mexico War
1849          Maria Jacinta b. Mexico; Apache wars begin 'officially'
1850          Constance Banyon b. Maryland
1851          Eleanor Samuels b. San Francisco
1852          Samuel Ryker (O’Brian) b. Kansas
1853          Laura Ericson b. Wisconsin
1854          Cordell O’Brian b. Kansas
1855          ---
1856          ---
1857          James Redman m. Rose Jarrod Missouri; Clint Adams b. Nebraska
1858          Abigail Spenser b. Illinois
1859          --
1861         Vincent Taggert b. KS; Frances Johnson b. KS; Priscilla Wesley b. 
           Georgia; Civil War begins.
1862          Cochise and his band attack soldiers beginning Apache war
1863          Ellen Buchanan b. Texas; Territory of Arizona created by Congress
1864         Kit Carson captures 7000 Navajo forces them from Arizona
1865          Civil War ends
1866          Asa Taggert b. Utah; Rafael Cordova b. Mexico
1867          Cole Taggert b. Utah
1868          Jesse Taggert b. Utah; Connie m. Delbert Sicilla
1869          Juan Cordova b. Mexico m. Josita
1870          Raquel Cordova b. Mexico d. 1870
1871          Laura Ericson m. James Ferris Tucson, Arizona
1872          James Angus b. Illinois –
1873          Eleanor Samuels m. Victor Hemstreet; Jason Ferris b. Tucson
1874          Felipe Valencia b. Arizona
1875          Clint Madison b. Illinois; Nathan Hemstreet b. San Francisco
1876          Gabriel Cordova b. AZ; Holly Jacobs b. Ill; Wilhelmina Butler b. SF
1877          Grace O’Brian b. Kansas; Catherine Lawrence b. Boston
1878          Anita Cordova b. Arizona; James Ferris b. Tucson
1879          Alexa Johnson (Oliver) b. Kansas; Lily Jacobs b. Illinois
1880          Wei Zian b. Arizona
1881    Railroad crosses Arizona; OK Corral gunfight in Tombstone
1882    US government bans Chinese immigration for 10 years 
1884          David Ryker b. Circle R Ranch
1885    Geronimo leaves reservation
1886          major earthquake in Mexico damages Tucson; Geronimo captured
1887          Alice Ryker b. Circle R Ranch
1888          Jesse O’Brian b. Circle O Ranch; Raquel Valencia b. Tucson
1889          Daniel Cordova b. Circle O Ranch Jan.
1890          Ellen m. Robert Mitchell; Jose Valencia b. Tucson
1891          Alicia O’Brian b. August Circle O
1892          Roberto Cordova b. December Tucson
1893         Royce Johnson (Oliver) b. Kansas
1894          Will Tremaine publishes first dime novel
1895          James Redman dies Feb. Tucson; James O’Brian b. Circle O
1896          Valerie Taggert dies; Yaqui Uprising in Mexico and Arizona
1897          Spanish American War begins; Margarita Valencia b. Tucson
1898          Victor Hemstreet dies in SF
1899          Donovan Cordova b. November Tucson
1903          Tyler Taggert b Tucson; Joshua Taggert b. Tucson
1905          Samuel Butler dies SF; Ruth Taggert & Lucinda Tagggert. b.Tucson

1907          Josiah Hemstreet b. Tucson
1908          Redland Hemstreet b. Tucson

    1912    Arizona becomes a state-- last of the contiguous states to do so