a romance collection
Don’t miss this collection of short historical western romances by award-winning author Kristy McCaffrey. Journey to the Grand Canyon, Colorado and more with U.S. Marshals, bounty hunters, and men trying to right a wrong, and the women who challenge them every step of the way. These previously published stories also include a brand-new adventure – The Starling and the Fox, related to Kristy’s novel The Starling.
The Starling and the Fox – New!!
San Francisco 1899
Pinkerton agent Louise Foster doesn’t like loose ends. When fugitive Walter Beckett escapes at the end of her last case, she follows him to San Francisco, but her careful plans are upended when U.S. Deputy Marshal Ian Maguire arrives. As they clash professionally, the sparks fly, and solving the case becomes the least of their problems.
Grand Canyon 1894
Elise Brumlow comes to Grand Canyon to release her father’s ashes into the mighty Colorado River. When she injures herself, Taggart Mason comes to her rescue. In a place where two rivers join, one clear and warm, the other dark and cold, Tag and Elise learn that certain forces of nature can’t be denied.
Catch A Cinder, Ella
Frank Cinder made a promise to his dying mother that he wouldn’t abandon the ranch his stepfather and stepbrothers run, but as soon as he has enough money saved, he plans to strike out on his own. Disguised as Floyd to avoid his family, Frank meets Ella McMann at a town social and immediately regrets lying to her. Can they build a future together?
A Westward Adventure
When aspiring novelist Amelia Mercer travels from New York City to Colorado, the stagecoach is robbed and her luggage stolen. Bounty hunter Ned Waymire comes to her aid, seeking to impress the independent young woman.
Lily and Mesquite Joe
Arizona Territory 1872
Lily Kingston has long loved Mesquite Joe Riordan, but when he doesn’t step forward to protest her betrothal to another man—arranged by her papa—her heart breaks. When Joe is blamed for the murder of a ranch hand and disappears, Lily knows exactly where to find him. Facing the truth of his past will test her resolve, but only her stubbornness can win his heart.
Grand Canyon 1898
In search of her brother, Annabel Cross enters Grand Canyon with a guide, a mule, and a secret. Trailing the notorious Red Bandit, U.S. Deputy Marshal Angus Docherty suspects Annabel is bait for an ambush. Together, they test the limits of trust and acceptance.
Ali del West: Libro Tre
The Sparrow is now available in Italian. Learn more here.
Disponibile in formato eBook e cartaceo.
Impetuose rapide e antichi spiriti trascinano Nathan Blackmore ed Emma Hart in una selvaggia avventura nel Gran Canyon.
IL MERLO in arrivo. Estate 2023 (Summer 2023).
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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.
WingS Of The WeSt SeRieS Book 9
Coming July 25, 2023
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 jumps at the opportunity. 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. Assuming leadership of his father’s expedition has Jack suddenly saddled with Sarah Ryan, a young female paleontology student. When his guide refuses to let Sarah accompany them into the wilderness without a chaperone—and a colleague threatens her—Jack 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—someone has been stealing fossils and selling them illegally to collectors, and Jack fears it might be his father.
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 (Pre-Order Now)
Kobo, Google Play, and paperback are coming.
A Mirthful Wish
a wishing for Love book
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.
Google Play and paperback are coming.
Verliebt in ColoRado
Wings of the West: Buch 5
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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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.
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.
On a side note, I'm very excited to share that the Pathway series is getting new covers which I hope to reveal soon!
The next Wings novel, THE CANARY, will be out in July. I'll be cleaning up this draft from February to April.
I've joined a fun Christmas project with a bunch of authors. A MIRTHFUL CHRISTMAS 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) will be published in late January 2023, and then my translator will begin work on THE BLACKBIRD (IL MERLO), with a release date this summer.
I'm also having my bonus stories for the Wings series translated into German, and they should be available soon for free via my newsletter.
Thanks so much for reading!!
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.