Author: Kari Lynn Dell

Kari Lynn Dell is a native of north central Montana, a third generation ranch-raised cowgirl, horse trainer and rodeo competitor, most recently the 2013 Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Association Breakaway Roping Champion. She attended her first rodeo at two weeks old and has existed in a state of horse-induced poverty ever since. She currently resides on the family ranch on the Blackfeet Reservation, loitering in her parents’ bunkhouse along with her husband, son and Max the Cowdog, with a tipi on the front step, a view of Glacier National Park from her writing desk and Canada within spitting distance.

Come visit at KariLynnDell.com, hear what's next on the publication front, learn firsthand about ranch life on the east slope of Rockies and laugh with us at the tales of woe and wonder that come with living on the northern frontier. Really, someone should be filming this stuff. Occasionally, we do.

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Mistletoe in Texas - Texas Rodeo, #5

Mistletoe in Texas
  • Number: B07BNPGQFV
  • Release: 2018-09-25
  • Author: Kari Lynn Dell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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He's always been the black sheep: the troublemaker.

But this Christmas, the prodigal cowboy returns.

Rodeo bullfighter Hank Brookman was headed straight for the top. But after a single misstep resulted in devastating injury, he disappeared under a mountain of regrets. Now he's back, ready to face the loved ones he left behind-starting with the one girl his heart could never forget.

When Hank stormed out of Texas, he left Grace McKenna picking up the pieces...and struggling with a secret that changed everything. He may be back looking for redemption, but after everything they've been through, how can she admit what he really walked away from all those years ago?

Hank always knew persuading Grace to trust him again would be a tall order. Convincing her they deserve a happily ever after? That may take a Texas-sized Christmas miracle.


Fearless in Texas - Texas Rodeo, #4

Fearless in Texas
  • Number: B0748MXT7B
  • Release: 2018-04-03
  • Author: Kari Lynn Dell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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"Look out, world! There's a new cowboy in town." —CAROLYN BROWN, New York Times Bestselling Author for Tangled in Texas

After her life comes crashing down, Melanie Brookman is determined to claw her way back up again—and this time, she won't make the same mistakes twice. So when her friend sends Wyatt Darrington to help, Melanie keeps him at arm's length. He's exactly the sort of trouble she doesn't need.

Wyatt has the perfect distraction for Melanie: rescue his failing bar. She reluctantly agrees and together they hit the road. As they spend more time with one another, undeniable attraction grows. But Wyatt knows that if she ever found out his closely guarded secret, any chance at happily ever after would be left in the dust...


Tougher in Texas - Texas Rodeo Book 3

Tougher in Texas
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B01MY0O0JC
  • Release: 2017-08-01
  • Author: Kari Lynn Dell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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He's got five rules

And she's aiming to break them all

Rodeo producer Cole Jacobs has his hands full running Jacobs Livestock. He can't afford to lose a single cowboy, so when Cousin Violet offers to send along a more-than-capable replacement, he's got no choice but to accept. He expects a grizzled Texas good ol' boy.

He gets Shawnee Pickett.

Wild and outspoken, ruthlessly self-reliant, Shawnee's not looking for anything but a good time. It doesn't matter how quickly the tall, dark and intense cowboy gets under her skin-Cole deserves something real, and Shawnee can't promise him forever. Life's got a way of kicking her in the teeth, and she's got her bags packed before tragedy can knock her down. Too bad Cole's not the type to give up when the going gets tough...


Cowboy Six Pack

Cowboy Six Pack
  • Number: B072LR2WFL
  • Release: 2017-05-19
  • Authors: Paty Jager, Melissa Keir, Stephanie Berget, Allison Merritt, Kari Lynn Dell, D'Ann Lindun
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Every woman loves a six-pack! Six sexy cowboy stories sure to make you swoon as they ride, rope and two-step into your heart!

To Steal a Cowboy’s Heart by Kari Lynn Dell: Rule #1: when undercover, never get personal. He’s the exception she can’t afford…or resist. If lying is your job, is true love possible?

Cowboy Courtship by Allison Merritt: Despite work-place trauma and domestic drama, Dean and London might be able to overcome any relationship trouble with a little patience and a sweet cowboy courtship.

Changing a Cowboy's Tune by Stephanie Berget: After years apart, can the barrel racer and her cowboy see past their own dreams and cultivate a life they both love?

Catch the Rain by Paty Jager: Zach MacDonald, the new veterinarian in town, sees in stable hand, Kitty Baxter, more than she sees in herself.

Broken Vows by Melissa Keir: Distance causes problems for Rick and Julie. It turns their world upside down. When Julie puts her foot down, will Rick make the right choice or will their vows break?

Cowboy Wrecked by D’Ann Lindun: Can a schoolteacher who wants nothing more than a family of her own and a bull rider unable to father children find a way to build a life together.


Tangled in Texas - Texas Rodeo, #2

Tangled in Texas
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781492631972
  • Release: 2017-02-07
  • Author: Kari Lynn Dell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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"Look out, world! There's a new cowboy in town."—Carolyn Brown, New York Times Bestselling Author

It took 32 seconds to end his career.

But it only took 1 to change his life.

Thirty-two seconds. That's how long it took for Delon Sanchez's life to end. One minute he was the best bronc rider in the Panhandle and the next he was nothing. Knee shattered, future in question, all he can do is pull together the pieces...and wonder what cruel trick of fate has thrown him into the path of his ex, the oh-so-perfect Tori Patterson.

Tori's come home after her husband's death, intent on escaping the public eye. It's just her luck that Delon limps into her physical therapy office, desperate for help. All hard-packed muscle and dark-eyed temptation, he's never been anything but a bad idea. And yet, seeing him again, Tori can't remember what made her choose foolish pride over love...or why, with this second, final chance to right old wrongs, the smartest choice would be to run from this gorgeous rodeo boy as fast as her boots can take her.


Reckless in Texas - Texas Rodeo, #1

Reckless in Texas
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781492631941
  • Release: 2016-08-02
  • Author: Kari Lynn Dell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Texas Homecoming

Violet Jacobs is fearless. At least, that's what the cowboys she snatches from under the hooves of bucking horses think. Outside the ring, she's got plenty of worries rattling her bones: her young son, her mess of a love life, and lately, her family's struggling rodeo. When she takes business into her own hands and hires on a hotshot bullfighter, she expects to start a ruckus. She never expected Joe Cassidy. Rough and tumble, cocky and charming, Joe's everything a superstar should be-and it doesn't take a genius to figure out he's way out of Violet's league.

Joe came to Texas to escape a life spiraling out of control. He never planned on sticking around, and he certainly never expected to call this dry and dusty backwater home. But Violet is everything he never knew he was missing, and the deeper he's pulled into her beautiful mess of a family, the more he realizes this fierce rodeo girl may be offering him the one thing he never could find on his own.


The Long Ride Home

The Long Ride Home
  • Number: 9781619227132
  • Release: 2015-02-03
  • Author: Kari Lynn Dell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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He came in search of his missing horse…and wound up losing his heart.

David Parsons is on the verge of making his pro rodeo dreams come true when his one-in-a-million rope horse, Muddy, goes missing. In the aftermath, David loses everything. His career, his fiancée, his pride.

Four years later, David is clawing his way out of the ruins and back up the rankings when he gets the miracle he’s prayed for. Muddy has been found on Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

But repossessing Muddy is unexpectedly complicated. Kylan, the teenager on Muddy’s back, has had a lifetime of hard knocks. His custodial aunt, Mary Steele, will fight like a mama bear to make sure losing this horse isn’t the blow that levels the boy. Even if it’s at David’s expense.

David is faced with a soul-wrenching dilemma. Taking back his own future could destroy Kylan’s. And ruin any chance he might have with the fierce, fascinating Mary.

It’s a long, hard ride to the top of the rodeo world. And for David, an even longer ride home. Unless he can find a trail that leads to both.

Warning: This book is blush proof. Should come with a “prim and proper” warning label. There is no nudity, no violence to speak of, but there is some sensual kissing and mildly R-rated language.


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