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THE SHINY PENNY – A Wings Short Story
Christmas Eve 1878 ~ Molly Hart Ryan and her sister, Emma Blackmore, return to the abandoned Hart Ranch and find an unexpected gift.

SONG OF THE WREN – A Wings Short Novella
October 1879 ~ Matt Ryan is forced to confront an enemy he thought long gone and only his wife, Molly, can save him this time.

In addition, you'll receive DEEP BLUE AUSTRALIA, a follow-up to the novel DEEP BLUE.

DEEP BLUE AUSTRALIA – A Pathway Short Novella
Researcher Dr. Grace Mann and underwater filmmaker Alec Galloway travel to Western Australia for a commercial shoot with great white sharks.

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Stocking Up For Christmas

a wishing for Love Limited

Holiday Collection

~ Free Download Now Available ~

In this limited-edition Christmas romance collection love blooms underneath the mistletoe as holiday wishes of the heart come true. Get snowed in with these stories where anything can happen through the magic of Christmas—and love.

This multi-author holiday romance collection features these stories by the following authors:

A Gingerbread Wish by Kari Shuey
I’ll Be Home for Christmas by PG Forte
Christmas Hero by Quinn Marlowe
Home for the Honeymoon by Sharon Wray
A Christmas Cowboy Crush by Megan Ryder
The Best present Ever by Debra Deasey
Magda’s Gift by TK Eldridge
Spelled In Wonder by Jaelle Keyes
Someone Like Him for Christmas by Susanna Eastman
Tinseltown Dreams by Kristen Fray
The Reindeer That Got Away by Kristy McCaffrey
The Buck Eye Cowboy by Jamie K. Schmidt
Holly’s Christmas Miracle by Pandora Snow

Includes my short story THE REINDEER THAT GOT AWAY,
a prequel to A MIRTHFUL WISH.

The Thatcher-Adler feud goes back several generations and is well known in Reindeer Pass, Colorado. When a teenaged Liam Adler befriends young Ellie Thatcher, he’s amused by her tenacious curiosity to find the white reindeer rumored to be living in the nearby mountains. As they continue to cross paths through the years, Liam’s fondness turns to something more. But there’s still the issue of the family feud …

Download your copy HERE.

A Mirthful Wish

a wishing for Love book

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An enemies-to-lovers holiday romance with medium spice.

A Mirthful Wish is part of a multi-author series.

Coming December 14, 2023

The Thatcher-Adler feud goes back generations. Despite this, Ellie Thatcher befriended Liam Adler when she was a girl. She even managed to get a job at the Adler Reindeer Farm while in high school, the very farm that had once belonged to her family. Now, with college and a stint working overseas behind her, she’s returning home to Reindeer Pass to open a photography studio. But the feud has been reignited and Ellie and Liam are about to get dragged into the middle of it.

Liam Adler has returned to the Colorado town where he grew up to take over the family business after the sudden death of his father. It wasn’t the life path he’d planned, and now he must convince old Eustace who lives in the Buckley Cabin to sell his adjacent land to the Adlers and not the Thatchers. And his opponent is none other than Ellie Thatcher—no longer the sweet and funny little girl he remembers, but all grown-up and strikingly beautiful.

Years ago, Eustace told a young Ellie and Liam about the Legend of Reindeer Pass, where a rare Arctic reindeer herd is rumored to have lived since the first Thatcher and Adler men settled in the valley in the 1800’s. When Ellie and Liam appear before the old man, Eustace tells them he will sell to the first to see the Vaadin, the largest of the elusive female reindeer. But there is more to the legend … only the pure of heart are presented with such a gift. And to a special few, true love is granted.

When Christmas comes around, everyone has their own special wish. For some, those wishes are as simple as getting the perfect gift for that special someone. For others, those wishes are much bigger. Especially, when they wish for love. 

Everyone deserves the gift of love, but sometimes that's more complicated than it should be.

This year is different.

For those pure of heart, their wishes, even their wishes for true love, just might be granted.

Wishing for Love is a heartwarming series about Christmas wishes of love coming true for those who have the purest of hearts. If you're looking for a feel-good read this holiday season, pick up A MIRTHFUL WISH to meet the authors of this heartwarming holiday romance series and find your next happy ever after.

Read the first three chapters HERE.

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La Colombe

Les Ailes de l’ouest, tome 2
Maintenant disponible

Territoire du Nouveau-Mexique

Quand Logan Ryan retrouve Claire Waters au cœur d’une ville agitée sur la piste de Santa Fe, il est terriblement déçu. La femme de ses souvenirs a disparu ; à sa place se trouve une fille de joie aux courbes séduisantes qui est dans un sacré pétrin. Alors qu’un tissu d’embrouilles les mêle à des hommes à la fois dangereux et prêts à tout, Logan tente de protéger Claire, sans se douter que son propre passé est la pire des menaces qui pèsent sur eux.

Claire, dont la vie a toujours été entachée par la honte, est frappée de stupeur lorsque Logan la surprend sur le seuil du White Dove Saloon, habillée comme une prostituée. Pas étonnant qu’il imagine le pire ! Mais quand il lui propose son aide, comme sa mère est partie et que les filles de joie ont déserté les lieux, Claire a bien du mal à refuser. Tandis qu’elle entreprend un voyage qui fera basculer sa vie entière, elle doit se rendre à l’évidence : le plus grand danger qui la guette, c’est d’ouvrir son cœur.

Un western romantique et sensuel qui se déroule en 1877, au Nouveau Mexique.

« Mademoiselle McCaffrey écrit avec son cœur […] un livre à lire absolument ! » — The Romance Studio

« Les Ailes de l'ouest offre un nouveau regard sur les femmes de l'Ouest et les hommes chers à leurs cœurs. Je suis accro aux westerns torrides de Kristy McCaffrey et à ses héroïnes qui n'ont pas froid aux yeux ! » — Ann Charles, auteure de la série primée Deadwood Mystery, best-seller au classement du USA Today

Disponible au format numérique ou version papier.

Disponibles sur Abonnement Kindle.

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The Canary

WingS Of The WeSt SeRieS Book 9

iS Out!

Adventure romance in the Old West!

A marriage of convenience with medium spice that can absolutely be read as a standalone.

“Puzzles, intrigue, danger, twists and turns along with the love story make this book a page turner.” ~ InD’tale Magazine

Arizona Territory 1899

Sarah Ryan grew up in Texas digging up animal bones and potsherds, but she always dreamed of searching for the extraordinary dinosaur fossils in the American West. When a wealthy benefactress gives her the opportunity to join the team of esteemed paleontologist Dr. Allan Brenner, she eagerly accepts. But when she arrives in the wild and wooly town of Holbrook, Arizona Territory, ready to start digging, she’s faced with the very real obstacle of being a female in a world dominated by men.

Dr. Jack Brenner is looking for his father who disappeared into the Painted Desert two months ago. Mounting an expedition to find him, Jack is suddenly saddled with Sarah Ryan, a young paleontology student hired as an intern to his father. When Jack’s guide refuses to let Sarah accompany them into the wilderness without a chaperone—and a colleague threatens her—he finds himself in a pretend marriage to protect the determined woman whose passion for paleontology was something he once possessed. But he has bigger problems than his beautiful new wife—his father is pursuing a controversial theory about the origin of birds, and it’s attracted the attention of men who would rather destroy evidence than excavate it.

Sarah is the daughter of Logan and Claire from THE DOVE.

The Wings of the West Series Reading Order
Book One: The Wren
Book Two: The Dove
Book Three: The Sparrow
Book Four: The Blackbird
Book Five: The Bluebird
Book Six: The Songbird (Novella)
Book Seven: Echo of the Plains (Short Story)
Book Eight:  The Starling
Book Nine: The Canary
Book Ten: The Nighthawk (Pre-order now)

Read CHAPTER ONE here.

Now available!
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Amazon AU
Amazon DE (English version)
Amazon IT (English version)
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Paperback also available.

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The Pathway Series Book 7

A Novella

now available!!

A second-chance romance in the gorgeous blue waters of the Bahamas.

Dr. Missy Rembert interned at Shark Lab in the Bimini Islands when she was a graduate student, and although she decided to change her field of study from sharks to cephalopods, one thing marked her time there—a fling with Josh McKittrick. Now she’s back in the Bahamas as part of a team exploring a blue hole, and she’s stunned to come face-to-face with the only man she’s ever regretted losing.

Dr. Josh McKittrick never thought he’d see Missy again. After their brief relationship at Shark Lab went south, he was forced to put her out of his mind and work became his haven. He knew she’d switched her research focus, so he was certain they’d never cross paths. He should’ve known better, because seeing her now is bringing back all the old feelings. Missy was the only woman who had broken his heart, and he’ll be damned if he goes through it a second time.

Don’t miss an exclusive bonus story – Deep Blue Hawai’i – featuring Grace and Alec from the novel DEEP BLUE.

Dr. Grace Mann and her boyfriend, underwater filmmaker Alec Galloway, are in the Aloha State for a Galloway family Christmas. While surfing Pipe is on the agenda for the boys, Grace finds a way to get in the water with tiger sharks, but can Alec convince her to stay on dry land long enough for an important question?

Read Chapter One!





I'm so happy you're here, and I hope you'll spend some time looking around. I write historical western romances and am known for my Wings of the West series - a gritty, romantic, and sometimes mystical set of books, along with several shorter works. I'm currently expanding the series - THE STARLING is now out. Look for THE CANARY in 2023.

I also write contemporary adventure romances. The Pathway Series currently has three books - DEEP BLUE (the other side of Jaws), COLD HORIZON (drama and romance on K2, the second highest mountain behind Mt. Everest), and ANCIENT WINDS (my Indiana Jones meets The X-Files romp). These books are mainly driven by my curiosity, and my goal is to give you a story with high adventure and sexy romance. Definitely the type of books I like to read! And more will be coming in the series. (P.S. This series is getting new bookcovers in 2023. Stay tuned!)

I have a few exclusive short reads for my newsletter subscribers, so I hope you'll consider signing up. I usually send out an email once a month. And if you're looking to purchase an autographed print book, please check out my Etsy shop.

My work is available wide with the exception of ALICE: BRIDE OF RHODE ISLAND and ROSEMARY, which are in the Kindle Unlimited program. You can find my Wings of the West novels as well as my Pathway series at Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Scribd.

The easiest way to keep up with my latest releases (besides my newsletter) is to follow me at Amazon and/or BookBub. And I'm now on TikTok, which I'm having a lot of fun with.

Stay Groovy,


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What am i currently working on?

My current goals for 2023 are:

In January, I'll be finishing SAPPHIRE WAVES, a long novella in the Pathway series starring Dr. Missy Rembert (Grace's best friend) and her reunion with an old flame in the Bahamas. My hope is to get it published by March 2023. (It's looking more like May now, but it's done!)

I'm still brainstorming COBALT SEA, the next full-length Pathway novel, featuring Chloe Mann, Grace's sister from DEEP BLUE, and her quest to decipher the language of sperm whales. I don't really subscribe to writer's block, but this plot has been stuck for a while. However, I recently had a breakthrough, so I'm hoping to get some actual writing done soon.

The next Wings novel, THE CANARY, will be out in July. I'll be cleaning up this draft from March to May.

I've joined a fun Christmas project with a bunch of authors. A MIRTHFUL WISH will be my contribution and the release date is December 14, 2023. I'll share more as this develops, but you can pre-order the book now.

The Italian version of THE SPARROW (IL PASSERO) was published in January 2023, and my translator is now working on THE BLACKBIRD (IL MERLO), with a release date this summer.

My bonus stories for the Wings series have been translated into German by my lovely translator, Anja, and they're now available. Scroll up to find the link for subscribing to my German newsletter. Once you do, you'll receive the download links.

And I'm very excited to share that THE WREN is currently being translated into French. It should be available by this summer.

Thanks so much for reading!!

The Pathway Series

Has new covers

I'm excited to share The Pathway Series has received new covers! They convey the tone of the books much better – romance and high adventure with a dash of suspense. Many thanks to Penny Illustrations and Sarah at Okay Creations for bringing the characters to life.

Biologist and free diver Dr. Grace Mann teams up with filmmaker Alec Galloway to make a documentary about great white sharks. But as their chemistry catches fire, deadly dangers lurk below the surface …

Two years ago, Lindsey Coulson lost her sister on K2, the second highest mountain on earth. Searching for answers, she sets out to climb the Savage Mountain, but to get there, she'll need handsome, enigmatic Tyler Galloway.

Archaeologist Brynn Galloway partners with sexy mercenary physicist Dr. Tristan Magee to track down a rare Sumerian artifact, but in the Bolivian jungle there are no barriers … least of all between them.

(Three short stories)
Deep Blue Australia
Dr. Grace Mann and Alec Galloway travel to Western Australia for a commercial shoot with great white sharks.

Deep Blue Réunion Island
Grace joins Alec on a trip to the French island of Réunion to document efforts in  relocating aggressive bull sharks from the coastline.

Deep Blue Cocos Island
Alec is hired to film Grace and several distinguished female marine scientist in the waters off Cocos Island.

(A short story)
After surviving a harrowing descent of K2, Lindsey Coulson has serious doubts about continuing her life of a high-altitude mountain climber. Ty Galloway has settled into a nine-to-five routine with his new job as editor-in-chief of Mountaineer Magazine, but the monotony is already beginning to chafe. A weekend away in Telluride, Colorado, might just open new doors of possibility for the couple.

(A short story)
Dr. Gabe O'Grady has had it bad for Jen Fairfield since they met, but their timing has always been off. When he learns she's about to spend three week tagging great white sharks with a notoriously sketchy filmmaker, Gabe inserts himself into the project to protect her. But her indifference confounds him. As he tries to rekindle the friendship she seems determined to walk away from, he must also keep her safe from one of the most dangerous predators on earth.

Click here to learn more about each story.

Don't Miss These Free Reads

WingS Of The WeSt SeRieS

If you enjoyed THE WREN then you might be interested in two additional stories featuring Matt and Molly. Both are available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers. Sign up here to get the download codes.

I recommend that you read THE WREN first. It's permafree at all eBook vendors. Learn more here.

THE SHINY PENNY – A Wings Short Story

Christmas Eve 1878 ~ Molly Hart Ryan and her sister, Emma Blackmore, return to the abandoned Hart Ranch to visit the gravesites of their folks. While confronting the past revives a deep heartache and sadness that has long been buried, it also offers an unexpected gift.

SONG OF THE WREN – A Wings Short Novella

October 1879 ~ Matt Ryan finds more than rustlers when his cattle begin disappearing. Forced to confront an enemy he thought long gone, he must ready for a fight, but he’s never faced a battlefield like this before, and only his wife, Molly, can save him this time.


Les Ailes de l’ouest, tome 1

Maintenant disponible

Amazon, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo

The Wren is now available in French! Click here to learn more.

Disponible au format numérique ou version papier.

Lorsque Molly Hart revient d’entre les morts, personne n’est plus bouleversé que Matt Ryan, le Texas Ranger.

Il mERlo

Ali del West: Libro Quattro

Già disponibile!

The Blackbird is now available in Italian. Learn more here.

Disponibile in formato eBook e cartaceo.

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Verliebt in ColoRado

Wings of the West: Buch 5

Jetzt erhältlich!

Amazon, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, Thalia, Hugendubel, bücher, eBook, und osiander.

The Bluebird is now available in German! Click here to learn more.

Erhältlich als E-Book und Print-Ausgabe.

Molly Rose Simms reist nach Colorado, um ihren Bruder zu besuchen. Stattdessen trifft sie dort einen Mann, der sich der Schakal nennt, und begibt sich mit ihm auf die Suche nach dem sagenumwobenen Bluebird-Claim.

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