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Category Archives: Modern Western

Romances set in the western US in contemporary times.

Wranglers Challenge by Lindsay McKenna @lindsaymckenna #RLFblog #western #romanceHealing, like love, takes time

For Noah Mabry, it’s easier sometimes to relate to the dogs and horses he trains than to other people. Ever since his marriage became a casualty of the war in Afghanistan—torn apart by the PTSD he brought back with him—he prefers to be on his own. At the Bar C Ranch, where he works with a crew of fellow military vets, his gentle patience helps tame even the rowdiest mustang—but he’s about to meet a woman who needs a healing touch he’s not sure he can give.

Dair Wilson, a half-Comanche ex-Marine who lost a foot to an IED, has been hired on to assist Noah, but her deepest wounds aren’t visible. Growing up in an abusive home, she learned not to trust men, even ones who seem nothing but kind. After a wild horse sends her sprawling, the attentive care she receives from the Bar C family—and especially from Noah—is enough to convince her she’s found a place she can finally breathe easy. But one angry, damaged man poses a threat not only to Dair and Noah, but to everyone who’s built a new home at the Bar C.
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Wranglers-Challenge-Wind-River-Book-ebook/dp/B01MUPID4T/
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wrangler-s-challenge
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wranglers-challenge-lindsay-mckenna/1125683978

Lindsay McKenna Social Media

Lindsay McKenna is a pseudonym of multiple-award winning writer Eileen Nauman. She writes military romances and romantic suspense. She has had 100 books published under the McKenna name since 1981, most dealing with military or mercenary subjects, for several publishers:  Simon and Schuester, Warner, Harlequin/Silhouette, Avon and Berkley. Another 9 books have been published by the writer Eileen Nauman, under Nauman’s name or other pseudonyms, for a total of 109 fiction books. She has sold 22 million books worldwide and has books in 22 foreign languages.
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Audible: The complete Wyoming Series

 

Rancher at Risk by @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #contemporary #romanceToday’s featured book is Rancher at Risk (Flagman’s Folly #4) by Barbara White Daille.

 

Hi! It’s always a pleasure to visit Romance Lives Forever, and I love the look of the new site.

Thanks to Kayelle for the cover love for my emotionally tortured hero in Rancher at Risk. Hope you enjoy the peek at the cover blurb. Note, all my books – even in a series – stand alone as far as each hero and heroine reaching their happy ending by the final page of their story.

A Fresh Start

After the loss of his family in a tragic accident, Ryan Malloy has been given one last chance to change his life. His boss sends him to Flagman’s Folly, New Mexico, to run his ranch, but unfortunately, Ryan’s troubled attitude lands him in hot water with the locals, especially the ranch’s manager, Lianne Ward.

Deaf since birth, Lianne has never let her disability define who she is. But, she’s yet to meet a man who treats her as an equal. Ryan seems different…that is, when they’re not butting heads over the ranch’s new school for disadvantaged boys.

Forced to work together, Lianne and Ryan discover an unexpected attraction beneath their quarreling. But will Ryan’s painful past drive them apart…permanently?

Genre Contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Publisher – Harlequin: https://www.harlequin.com/shop/authors/23759_barbara-white-daille.html
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rancher-Risk-Harlequin-American-Romance-ebook/dp/B00E1UY35I
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rancher-at-risk-barbara-white-daille/1115951612?ean=9781460324516
IndieBound http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780373755059

Barbara White Daille Social Media

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects too!

Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life.
Website https://www.barbarawhitedaille.com
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Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002J6B0QQ

Denyse Bridger: Escape to Africa by @WRWWorldRomance #RLFblog #romanceRomance around the world and beyond…

As an award-winning, best-selling author, Denysé Bridger writes about a multitude of things, always with a touch of romance, passion, and fantasy. Her heroes are solid, driven alpha men who are willing to do whatever it takes to win the heroine’s heart and trust, while her heroines are strong, emotionally courageous women who put their hearts on the line for the men they love. Passionate, honorable characters drive Denysé’s stories, in whatever genre you find them in.

Escape to Africa: A Dangerous Liaison

Let your wild side free and Escape to Africa! Come along on an adventure through these 6 stories brought to you by 6 best-selling/award-winning authors.

You’ll uncover tales of an undercover operative in Casablanca, a safari guide in the Serengeti, students on holiday in Morocco, time-traveling agents in Tripoli, vengeance in Algeria, and deadly secrets in Carthage. Each of these stories will captivate you with love, danger, intrigue, and excitement. What better way to Escape?

The Journey…
Dangerous Liaison – Historical Romance by Denyse Bridger
A Pirate’s Lady – Time Travel Romance by Lynn Crain
Dying to Love You – Contemporary Romance with Paranormal Elements by Alicia Dean
Treasured Times – Romantic Suspense by Gemma Juliana
The Ravine of the Wild Woman – Historical Romance by Marie Laval
An Object of Desire – Romantic Suspense by Jenny Twist
Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Publisher World Romance Writers
Amazon http://mybook.to/EscapeAfrica
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/escape-to-africa-denyse-bridger/1126763490?ean=2940154755167

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/escape-to-africa-1

Roping The Cowboy

Escape to Africa by World Romance Writers @WRWWorldRomance #RLFblog #romanceGet roped in with these 7 sexy cowboys and their stories of romance on the range… This sweet through sizzling collection of love stories includes contemporary, period, and historical romance, otherworldly romance, and romance with a touch of magic by Award-winning and Bestselling Authors:

Follow Your Cowboy Heart by Janice Seagraves
Cowboys Only by Nicole Morgan
The Shadows in Our Past by Denyse Bridger
Love, Texas Style by Gemma Juliana
Bear Country by Michele Zurlo
Pleasuring Pandora by Tina Donahue
Whiskey’s Sweet Revenge by Krista Ames
Genre Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Romance Books 4 Us
Amazon: http://mybook.to/CowboyRB4U
Kobo Books: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/roping-the-cowboy-2
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/roping-the-cowboy-janice-seagraves/1126366486?ean=9781537893181
Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Janice_Seagraves_Roping_the_Cowboy?id=kYXODgAAQBAJ
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/roping-the-cowboy/id1234274375?mt=11&uo=4
Excerpt link: http://www.romancebooks4us.com/Roping_the_C.html

Denyse Bridger Social Media

Passionate, honorable characters drive Denys’s stories, in whatever genre you find them in.

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A Rancher of her Own by @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #contemporaryromanceToday’s featured book is A Rancher of Her Own (The Hitching Post Hotel #2) by Barbara White Daille.

Thanks to Kayelle for sharing this book with you today. A Rancher of Her Own is the second in my Hitching Post Hotel series. Note – all my books, even within series, stand alone, as each hero and heroine reaches their happy-ever-after by the end of their story.

Also, as I wrote this, the book was available at most major booksellers for 99 cents.

Genre Contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
A reason to stay

Ranch manager Pete Brannigan has no interest in playing tour guide to a city slicker like Jane Garland. But spending a few days with the headstrong photographer is a small price to pay for everything her grandfather has given the single dad. Though Pete’s drawn to Jane’s sharp wit and striking beauty, he won’t hurt his young children by falling for another woman who puts her career before family.

Jane’s seen the world through her camera…and used it to shield her emotions. With Pete, she can finally let her guard down. If only he could do the same. Despite their powerful bond, Pete still can’t trust Jane with his kids or his heart. But if he keeps pushing her away, he may ruin any chance their relationship has to develop.
Publisher: Harlequin https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781460384848_a-rancher-of-her-own.html
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Rancher-Her-Hitching-Post-Hotel-ebook/dp/B00SFSL8BE/
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-rancher-of-her-own-barbara-white-daille/1121000580?ean=9780373755776
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-rancher-of-her-own

Barbara White Daille Social Media

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!

Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life: https://barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter.

Website https://www.barbarawhitedaille.com
Blog https://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/blog
Newsletter https://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter
Twitter https://twitter.com/BarbaraWDaille
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/barbarawhitedaille
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002J6B0QQ

 

Meet Ashley Drayton from My Rodeo Man by Bonnie Phelps @bonniephelps15 #RLFblog #contemporary Welcome Ashley Drayton from My Rodeo Man :The Texas Kincaids #1, a Contemporary Romance by Bonnie Phelps.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Zach Kincaid was definitely not what Ashley Drayton was looking for – one more risk-taking, bad boy to add to that long list of narcissistic, jerks who kept breaking her heart. Well, she was fed up. From here on out, bad boys need not apply. So how in the world had this cocky, confident cowboy charmed his way into her affections? She sure wasn’t going to succumb without a fight.

Ashley Drayton looked like the typical, spoiled Southern Belle that made Zach turn tail and head for the hills. As a champion team roper on the rodeo circuit and ranch owner, he sure didn’t need the complications a feisty, prima donna would bring to his life. When he finally did settle down, he wanted a woman strong enough to stand beside him in the hard-knock world of ranching and rodeoing.

Can a rough and rugged cowboy live happily ever after with a sassy and sophisticated socialite?

Introducing Ashley Drayton

Age: 28
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Profession: Accountant
Ethnicity: White
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): N/A

Please provide a physical description of yourself. Ashely finger-combed her wild, curly locks that tumbled past her shoulders. “Physically? Big violet eyes, long black hair, curvy in all the right places – men look, so I assume I’m attractive. I’ve been compared to a Betty Boop doll. I’m short, but I prefer height challenged. When I run, people call me girly, which I interpret as they don’t peg me as athletic. I have a keen fashion sense and fantastic dresser.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Single. Been engaged twice, but the last one is the one that opened my eyes. I thought Bill was ‘the one’ and shared my life with him completely. Even put him on the deed to my condo. Big mistake. The man took lying, cheating, scumbag to a whole new level. People say I’m too trusting. Given my history with men, that’s probably an accurate statement. I’m ready for a new start which is why I just moved to San Antonio, Texas to join my best friend, Lauren. I have a plan. No more being sucked in by the wrong man. The perfect day is one spent at the spa being pampered. I love to cook and whip up something fabulous in the kitchen. Maybe I should have been a chef instead of an accountant? But accountant was the safe choice and the one my parents approved. I have a thing for shoes, especially tall, spikey, kick-ass shoes.

Who is the significant other in your life?

I’m not sure he should be – I keep falling into that bad boy trap – but Zach Kincaid has tied up my heart as effectively as the steers he ropes on the rodeo circuit.

If we could only hear your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would identify you?

Bubbly, like fine champagne. That’s one of the things I wish I could change. People assume I’m an airhead and don’t see the strong, capable woman I really am.

What kinds of things do you always carry (in pockets or purse)?

I don’t travel light. In addition to the usual – wallet, phone, makeup and other touch-up essentials, tissues, and feminine products – a woman needs to be prepared for any contingency. Breath mints, hand wipes, an energy bar, pepper spray, hand cream, sun screen, a scarf, a collapsible umbrella, sun glasses, a first aid kit, and ear buds because you never know when you need to tune everything out.

What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?

That I will never find my soul mate. It’s not that I need a man to complete me, but I want someone to love me. I want someone to grow old with, to be there in good times and bad. I’m sure my luck has got to change one of these days, but that’s what scares me the most.

Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?

My mother in particular, and my family in general. It would be nice if she could cut me some slack instead of constantly criticizing me and my choices. I’ve never been good enough for her. I think that’s why I spent so much time with Lauren’s family growing up. They always accepted me for who I am, loved me unconditionally, and made me feel special. No matter what mischief Lauren and I got in to, I always felt like I belonged. My family is the exact opposite. Cold, critical, unloving. I’ve come to the conclusion after so many years of trying to please them, that I deserve more.

What would you like people who hear your story to know?

Ladies, let me be your cautionary tale. Go ahead and love with all your heart, but hang on to your independence.

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016TQZWZQ/
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1122841141?ean=2940152421279
Apple https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-rodeo-man/id1051406996
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/my-rodeo-man
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/586467
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Bonnie Phelps Social Media

Rumor has it that Bonnie began telling stories at a very early age. Photos exist of the author toddling around the corner of the house covered in mud babbling about magic rabbits leading her through the garden. Her parents were amused only adding fuel to the fire of her passion for writing. From then on, her active imagination continued to churn out plots and character sketches always wondering how different people would behave in similar situations. When she is not mucking around in her own characters’ lives, you will find her perusing her Kindle and reading someone else’s story. She also enjoys baking, knitting, taking long walks, and people watching. Bonnie lives in Northern California with her husband.

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Today’s featured book is The Rancher’s Baby Proposal by Barbara
White Daille.
Hello – and Happy Events
Hi. I’m thrilled to stop by the blog again, this time to
share news of two special events. The first? Happy birthday a day early to our
host, Kayelle!
The second event is the book “birthday” of the next
release in the Hitching Post Hotel series. Hope you enjoy the peek at the story.
Her Secret Cowboy
Crush
Ally Martinez has always been known as a fun and flirty kind
of gal. But deep down she’s never forgotten the cowboy who left town. When her
crush Reagan Chase comes home after a five-year absence, Ally knows this is her
big chance. The guy I’ve always wanted.
Only Reagan has something different in mind…
Still reeling from his last relationship, Reagan needs a
babysitter for his month-old son. With Ally’s help, he can get his family’s
ranch ready for sale and get out of Cowboy Creek. The problem? Ally is one
seriously cute distraction. But Reagan will do whatever it takes to keep his
heart safe. Even if it means losing the only place—and the only woman—he can
call home.

Barbara White Daille Social Media

Barbara lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest.
Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they
haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves
writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about
those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then
typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth
grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis, with an ongoing
series from Harlequin Western Romance (The Hitching Post Hotel), a brand-new
series from Entangled Bliss (Snowflake Valley), and many more books in progress!.
She would love to have you stop by her website and blog and
to look for her the next time you’re on Facebook and Twitter.

Romance Lives Forever
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