I grew up in Southern California, but my spirit has always been in the wide open plains of the Heartland. When I write, I see the images so clearly, it's as though I'm there. My stories flow from the heart, and when someone tells me they like my work, I am content.
Sometimes I think I was born writing, and have been doing so since I could put pen to paper. My first efforts at short stories began when I was in the first grade, and I took a sabbatical to raise a husband and two sons, then returned to the craft I love.
I write for pleasure, mainly western historical with Native American Heroes, the occasional contemporary romance and also bit of whimsical fantasy. My heroes are always modeled after my late husband, whose Chickasaw heritage inspires me. Alpha heroes are the only kind I write, and they have to be compassionate, passionate and intelligent or they never make it to the page. My published work includes Native American Romance and I'm published in several anthologies as well.
HeartSent Christmas is a 3 novella anthology from 3 prolific and talented writers. The heat level goes from spice to hot-hot-hot and back to sensual in these three offerings. There are thrills, tears and laughter in these three stories selected especially for the 2011 Holiday Edition of HeartSent Christmas
Heide Katros-known for her dynamic thrillers and mysteries-delivers a spicy, highly intriguing and romantic story in Second Chances. Sylvia Hewlitt is determined to skip a Florida Christmas this year. She books a ski vacation for North Carolina. Instead of fun on the slopes she ends up in the hospital. When she regains consciousness, Detective Stephan Breslow is sitting by her bedside. They've met before under grim circumstances, but can they put the past behind them?
Kate Hofman, with her usual panache, delivers a very hot-hot-hot tale of romance, with her powerfully written and fascinating offering of Christmas Magic. The Italian Alps are the setting for an unexpected reunion between Luca, the Marchese di Montevarchi and his ex-fianc‚e Crista Ballantyne. Will the magic of the season intervene and allow them to forget their bitter quarrel or will fate play a cruel trick and end Luca's life?
Diane Davis White, in the tradition of her historical Native American Romances, takes us to the turn-of-the-nineteenth-century to the wide open prairie of Nebraska where two cultures come together for a Christmas celebration, and two people-a young Lakota Chief and the daughter of a local farmer-find each other and fall in love amidst the holiday cheer in this vibrantly sweet, yet highly sensual romance, Lakota Christmas.
This is the second in a series, but can stand alone
When Lakota warrior Thunder Heart, who is destined to be a leader of his people, saves the lives of two white women during Red Cloud's War, he places his family and, indeed, his entire village at risk. Can Thunder Heart keep these women safe? Will his act of compassion cause the death of his family?
Will his people demand the abandonment or death of these women in order to avoid the wrath of the Bluecoats or perhaps that of Red Cloud?
Uncertain of the outcome, he knows only one thing: He desires the pale-haired beauty, Victoria Abernathy, and will do anything to insure her safety.
John Six Feathers believes the truth of what happened at Wounded Knee one-hundred and ten years ago has not been told. He wants to see the medals of honor given to soldier's who participated in the slaughter of women and children removed.
Faith Donahey believes the truth is more than just an overall picture, and her great-great grandfather deserves the medal of honor he received, despite what the Lakota say.
A horrible accident on the highway, a spiritual intervention, and the truth as they knew it becomes the truth as they will tell their children and their grandchildren down through time.
This is their story.
Blue Moon Magic from Highland Press offers fifteen writers worldwide, many from the No Law Against Love anthology, with enchanting romance tales of what happens when a wish is made on a Blue Moon. Presented as two volumes--Blue Moon Enchantment is the second book--these tales are from all periods, every genre, and showcase award-winning romance writers of today and stars of tomorrow.
Highland Press Authors: Dawn Thompson, Leanne Burroughs, DeborahAnne MacGillivray, Kristi Ahlers, Aysel Arwen, Billie Warren Chai, Meagan Hatfield, Erin Hatton, Jaquelin Lorin, Lee Roland, M.J. Sager, Katherine Smith, Diane Davis White, Keelia Greer, Kimberly Ivey Wuttke
12 Stories from 12 Authors, ranging from very old-fashioned holidays cheer to more modern tales of love, romance and wishes. The power to believe can work miracles - wishes can come true...love heals hearts. A two book set - with story sequels from authors Leanne Burroughs and Deborah Macgillivray to the first book in the set Christmas Wishes. The two books in tradesize paperback make a winning Christmas gift. Stories also from Aleka Nakis, Candace Gold, Diane Davis White, Anna Kathryn Lanier, Heather Hiestand, Keelia Greer, Kemberlee Shortland, Michele Ann Young, Rachel Michaels, Victoria Houseman
No Law Against Love 16 Writers offer 27 stories straight from the Heart. No Law Against Love Anthology is the launch book for Highland Press. All net profits from this project are being donated to Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention through the American Cancer Society. Writers from around the world - from published to debut authors - donated their stories to show love happens in some of the funniest places. 24 stories from Historicals, Paranormals, Contemporaries and even Futuristic Romance. Has received the endorsement from the Maria Keating Foundation for Breast Cancer(Ireland) and Breast Cancer Australia Foundation.
Man's best friend has always been said to be his dog. Women know differently . . . there is nothing more dear to a man?s heart than the roar of the true beast of the jungle. . . his Harley. Makes it hard for a woman to compete. Some ladies find if you can?t beat them, then join them and teach the lads a trick or two.
The roaring thunder of powerful engines-and emotions!
Come along for the ride of your life . . .if you dare!
Through the ages, sage advice has been handed down from mother-to-daughter that the way to win a man's heart is through his stomach. Fifteen talented authors set out to prove Mama knows best by cooking up a storm-fifteen stories guaranteed to teach you the Recipe for Love. Participating Authors: Deborah MacGillivray, Leanne Burroughs, Kristi Ahlers, Amy Blizzard, Gerri Bowen, Billie Warren Chai, Elizabeth Clements, Bobbi Dumas, Anne Elizabeth, Victoria Houseman, Jill & Julia, Jaquelin Lorin, Michelle McGinnis, M.J. Sager, and Diane Davis White
The Campbell's are coming to Texas and things will never be the same!
Archie Campbell and Graham Macdonald conspire to increase their floundering business by using their grandchildren in an ad campaign, posing as a happily married couple.
The only problem is getting the younger generation to cooperate. Tav Macdonald isn't keen on marriage, even a pretend one. Yet his first sight of the lovely Vanessa Campbell has him rethinking his position on the matter.
Vanessa Campbell has no intention of indulging her wily old grandfather's scheme to marry her off to a Texas Rancher. Seeing the handsome cowboy, however, gives her pause to reconsider the idea.
What does a woman do when she and her children are stranded on the side of a mountain with winter looming? Jessica Maxwell finds out how uncertain life can be when her husband dies on the trail, leaving his family alone.
What does a Lakota Sioux Warrior do when he is compelled to aid a family of White people, though he despises the White Man? Swift Eagle learns to care and heals his wounded spirit with the help of the Maxwell family.
This is a debut single title. Very sensual is the rating given by several reviewers.
A time of love. A time of miracles.
A time when children visit Santa and dreams come true.
A time when they can come true for adults, too.
If only they will believe.
Sleigh bells...jingle bells...silver bells.
Love and Silver Bells - what a magical combination.