Sylvia McDaniel

Welcome Guest blogger Vicki Batman to today’s blog! When a young girl, our next door neighbor gave my mother an angel which was put on top of our tree for many Christmases. The littlest angel doesn’t look like something that special, but to me, she is. Years later, Mom was given a more elaborate one…

A Hero’s Heart

Wade Ketchum is searching for his only surviving sibling when he finds a ready-made family. 

Rachel Cooke is stranded on the Oregon trail with three orphans and a rebellious sister, until gambler Wade Ketchum rescues them. The hardened cowboy is searching to find his long lost brother, is out of cash and has no time for a praying spinster. When Rachel runs out of options, she makes a deal. Wade must pretend to be her husband and help her reach Oregon. But somewhere along the trail, pretending becomes real. Can she help Wade realize that he still has a heart capable of love?

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The Burnett Brides Boxed Set

Eugenia Burnett Wants Grandchildren
This cunning widow is determined to find wives for her brood of handsome sons. 

The Rancher Takes A Bride
In Fort Worth, Texas, Rose Severin, runs a seance parlor where she speaks to the dead or at least she pretends to until she can earn enough money to make her way to New York and become a famous actress like her mother. Travis Burnett is resolved to rid the western town of imposters like Rose. But Eugenia thinks the fiery Rose is just the woman for her obstinate son. She schemes to keep Rose at the family ranch where Travis soon realizes that the supposed spiritualist is more than just a pretty swindler. 

The Outlaw Takes A Bride
Everyone deserves a second chance. After the death of his best friend in the Battle of Atlanta, Tanner Burnett walked away from the civil war. Now, ten years later, he runs with the Sam Bass gang, trying to escape the memories of that horrible battle. But when a stagecoach robbery goes bad, he rescues injured Elizabeth Anderson, wanting only to get her to a doctor and rejoin his gang. But the injured beauty needs a nurse and Tanner is unprepared for the way Beth soothes his wounded heart and heals his spirit. Until he takes her to Fort Worth, Texas and learns she’s his brother’s mail order bride.

The Marshal Takes A Bride
Marshal Tucker Burnett has cleaned up his gunslinger past and is now a respectable lawman. But he’s determined to remain single even after his crafty mother has found eligible women for his brothers to marry. Until Dr. Sarah James returns home to Fort Worth, Texas due to an urgent telegram. Tucker is unable to forget that one night in Tombstone when Sarah patched up his body and his soul. Yet Sarah has returned with a secret of her own. A secret that could change Tucker forever.

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A Scarlet Bride

A Scarlet Woman and a Handsome Rake
How Do You Seduce A Woman Who Mistrusts All men? 

Alexandra Thurston wants revenge. Revenge on the husband who accused her of infidelity and divorced her, tainting her as a scarlet woman. She vows to reclaim her good name and never marry again. But her father wants grandchildren, heirs to his banking fortune and is determined to find her a husband.  He has no luck until she finds herself caught in a compromising position with the handsome plantation owner, Connor Manning.

Connor Manning loves only one thing, his southern plantation and he’s desperate to save River Bend from the tax man. Desperate enough to agree to marry Alexandra for cold hard cash never dreaming that this spirited woman would ensnare his heart, leaving him yearning for a marriage more than in name only–knowing their marriage is based on a terrible betrayal.

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The Outlaw Takes a Bride

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

After the death of his best friend in the Battle of Atlanta, Tanner Burnett walked away from the civil war. Now, ten years later, he runs with the Sam Bass gang, trying to escape the memories of the war. Until a stage coach robbery goes bad. 

Elizabeth Anderson answered an ad for a mail order bride, trying to escape the ravages of reconstruction. On her way to meet her new husband, she’s injured in a robbery. A man on the stage coach, rescues her and takes her to a doctor. Forced to stay with her, Tanner awakens desires Beth didn’t know existed. Feelings she cannot experience, because of her betrothal. 

A man running from the law, hiding from his family, Tanner is unprepared for the way Beth soothes his wounded heart and heals his spirit. Until he takes her to Fort Worth, Texas and learns she’s his brother’s mail order bride.

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The Marshal Takes a Bride

The Marshal’s Mother Wants Grandchildren.

Marshal Tucker Burnett has cleaned up his gunslinger past and is now a respectable lawman. But he’s determined to remain single even after his crafty mother has found eligible women for his brothers to marry. Until Dr. Sarah James returns home to Fort Worth, Texas due to an urgent telegram. Tucker is unable to forget that one night in Tombstone when Sarah patched up his body and his soul. Yet Sarah has returned with a secret of her own. A secret that could change Tucker forever.

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The Rancher Takes a Bride

Three Reluctant Sons and One Determined Matchmaking Mother

An endearingly desperate mom who’ll stop at nothing until she gets grandchildren. 

A kind-hearted con artist. 

A gruff, stubborn man who needs love.

Rose runs a seance parlor to help people deal with the death of their loved ones … even though she doesn’t have a psychic bone in her body. She knows that one day her deception might catch up with her, but she’s certainly not expecting jail time … or a hot-headed, obstinate cowboy and his desperate, match-making mom.

This meddling mama will do everything in her power to keep Rose from leaving town. Including stooping to a con and deception of her own.

When sparks fly, can an interfering mother bring together a strong-willed con artist and a hard-hearted rancher, or will their stubbornness ruin everything? 

If you like meddling mamas, laugh-out-loud antics, and impossibly head-strong characters, dive into this western series that’s guaranteed to keep you giggling all night long.

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The Reluctant Santa

Scrooge Colin McDermott Has One Last Chance To Get Christmas Right 

Colin McDermott hates Christmas, doesn’t like children and is focused on making his first million. But two angels are fighting for his soul and to teach him about the importance of love and family. This is his last chance to learn the true meaning of Christmas. Watch as Colin receives everything he never wanted for Christmas. 

In this second chance romance, Brooke Warren is stunned to see her former lover. But she’s in desperate need to locate a Santa for her children’s program and Colin wants to present his software to the hospital board. 

Can these two work together to bring Christmas to the children’s hospital? And what about their past? When secrets are revealed, what will Colin choose?

A redemption story of a man who has a good reason for hating Christmas.

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The Cuvier Women Boxed Set

Scandal, Bigamy and Murder 

Wronged

Marian Cuvier is shocked to learn her husband’s been murdered. Especially after the detective informs her she’s not the only woman he married. There are three Cuvier widows and each one is suspected of murder.

Louis Fournet, Jean’s partner in Cuvier Shipping wants to sell the business, but Jean’s stubborn widow, Marian insists on taking Jean’s place after his death. The intriguing widow is a beautiful temptation, Louis doesn’t need. And yet he wants. 

Wielding his power to sell the business without her knowledge, Louis must choose between the widow or his dreams. Can Marian learn to trust again or will Louis’ ruthless ambition shatter her heart as well as her future. 

Betrayed

Nicole Cuvier went to New Orleans to share wonderful news with her husband only to discover him in a hotel room murdered, with two other women claiming to be his wives. It seems there are three Cuvier Widows and each one is suspected of murder. 

Pregnant, unmarried, and now a widow with a plantation on the verge of bankruptcy. Nicole needs a temporary husband. Someone to save Rosewood and give her child a last name. Enter a handsome drifter, Maxim Viel, who agrees to marry her, but unbeknownst to Nicole, wants more than a temporary arrangement. 

Can his strong arms, tender caresses and heated kisses heal her shattered heart? Or could the price of his love, be more than Nicole is willing to give? 

Beguiled

Recently married Layla Cuvier is awakened to the shocking news that her husband is murdered and she is not his only widow. It’s true, she hated Jean Cuvier who forced Layla’s father to sell his shipping company and sanctioned their marriage. There may be three Cuvier widows, but Layla is the suspected killer.

Forced to turn to the man she blames for the sale of her father’s shipping company, she must trust Drew Soulier, the best attorney in New Orleans. Layla knows Drew doubts her innocence and is only using her trial to further his political ambitions, yet she can’t seem to deny his allure and finds herself struggling to resist her desires.

 Is Drew the man to find the truth that saves Layla from hanging and heals her troubled heart? Or will he stop at nothing to achieve his goal to be mayor?

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Beguiled

Scandal, Bigomy and Murder

Recently married Layla Cuvier is awakened to the shocking news that her husband is murdered and she is not his only widow. It’s true, she hated Jean Cuvier who forced Layla’s father to sell his shipping company and sanctioned their marriage. There may be three Cuvier widows, but Layla is the suspected killer.

Forced to turn to the man she blames for the sale of her father’s shipping company, she must trust Drew Soulier, the best attorney in New Orleans. Layla knows Drew doubts her innocence and is only using her trial to further his political ambitions, yet she can’t seem to deny his allure and finds herself struggling to resist her desires.

Is Drew the man to find the truth that saves Layla from hanging and heals her troubled heart? Or will he stop at nothing to achieve his goal to be mayor?

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The Wanted Bride

She’s a Runaway Bride

Valerie Burrows is running from a wedding, her attorney fiancé and the law.  Pampered Valerie takes a bus to nowheresville. Left with only her designer clothes and luggage she assumes a new identity and must learn to be self-reliant. She swears off men, especially attorneys, only to find the one man who wants a relationship.

He’s Looking For A Wife

Matt Jordan, the Colorado Crusher, is the most successful liability lawyer in the state. After the death of his brother-in-law, he realizes he’s ready to settle down with a family of his own. His only requirements are he wants more than a hook-up and insists on complete honesty. Yet Valerie shows him sometimes in order to find yourself, you must become someone else. Even if that means lying.

A slightly sexy, quirky, romantic comedy of finding what you need.

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