Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy writes romance about everyday people often caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Her titles range from contemporary to historical to time travel and sometimes stray into the paranormal. She is a native of the historic city of St. Joseph, Missouri, a jumping off spot for countless wagon trains in the days of the old west and where outlaw Jesse James met his death. She now lives in a small Ozark town in what passes for the suburbs. As a member of Romance Writers of America, Missouri Writers Guild, and the Ozark Writers League, Lee Ann pens a weekly column for the local newspaper. She has served on the local library board and arts council. As a member of the Rebel Elite team, her upcoming releases will shift to exclusive Rebel in 2013. She’s married with three children and one spoiled Jack Russell terrier.

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Still Waters Run Deeper

Still Waters Run Deeper
  • Number: B076QKR2JC
  • Release: 2017-10-23
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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It’s a long way from Manhattan to Missouri but Shea Sloane makes the journey and relocates. As she settles into small town life running a coffee shop, she meets a man with a mysterious past and many secrets. Alexei Barratt devils and delights her as they get to know each other and before long, they’re building a relationship. Or, at least Shea thinks so until his biggest secret is revealed and she isn’t sure she even knows him. But with her heart involved, she does her best to understand and move forward. A near death experience that should bond them brings more doubts and in the end, it’s up to Shea to decide whether she can trust Alexei and if they can build a future together.


Coal Black Blues

Coal Black Blues
  • Number: 9781773390314
  • Release: 2016-09-29
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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A death in the family and a divorce brought Caroline Reaburn back to the mountains of West Virginia, to her hillbilly heritage and Coaltown. Prepared to start over in a familiar place, Caroline never expected her first love, Neil McCullough, to come back into her life. Twenty years earlier, Caroline’s family moved away, breaking the relationship and both their hearts.

From the first time Caroline meets Neil again, it's obvious that they still have a connection. But Neil has scars, inside and out, and carries a lot of emotional baggage. There’s no doubt about the love they share but they have many obstacles to overcome, everything from Neil’s PTSD to a community tragedy. It’s a long, rocky road but if anyone can manage to find happiness, it’s Neil and Caroline.


Slattery's Sin

Slattery's Sin
  • Number: B01FPQMDAI
  • Release: 2016-06-20
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: World Castle Publishing, LLC
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Living in California, working undercover is still surreal for Louisiana native Pride Slattery. He stands out—because of his unusual name, his military service in Iraq, and even his disability. Although he’s never quite adjusted to Los Angeles, he remains in place because he’s lost any enthusiasm for the future. One day is just like another and he’s schooled himself not to care. Things change, however, when he rescues a stolen purse for a beautiful woman, Sabetha Hill, who turns out to be from back home. He risks his heart for the first time in years as events propel him closer to an unexpected future. When he’s billed as a hero at a traffic accident, Pride is unmasked as a federal agent and danger looms ahead for both him and his lady. Someone will live, someone will die, and whether or not there can be a happy ending rests in Pride’s hands.


Barefoot Bride - Romance on the Go

Barefoot Bride
  • Number: 9781772338027
  • Release: 2016-04-05
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Reluctant doesn’t begin to describe bride-to-be Taylea Johnson. Dressed in her bridal finery, all she can think about is her first love, Micah “Davy” Crockett, who vanished from her life ten years ago. She isn’t in love with Matthew Whittington III, the groom, and when the long absent Davy shows up, she’s willing to run away with him instead of getting married.

He has a lot of explanations to make and so does she but the love they once shared remains vital. She soon learns there was much more behind his sudden departure than she knew. Both her family and the groom she left at the altar have secrets. She has to decide whose love is true and who she will marry after all.


Three Times the Charm - Romance on the Go

Three Times the Charm
  • Number: 9781772333381
  • Release: 2015-04-27
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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A blind date for kindergarten teacher Carisa Russo with her best friend’s boss, a sexy hunk who works at the local all news radio station, seems sure to fail. After all, Carisa is hard to please, and she’s yet to find the man to be in sync with. Alex Milton, however, turns out to be better than expected and the attraction is mutual.

Three very different dates and three extremely steamy nights bring the couple to the place where falling in love might have a chance. Maybe three times is the charm, after all, and time will tell if it is for Carisa and Alex.


Fire Rescue - Romance on the Go

Fire Rescue
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781772332735
  • Release: 2015-03-03
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romantic Suspense, * Under 45k Words, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Aislin Tiernan is a high school English teacher by day and a psychic medium in her spare time. When a long dead Scotswoman interrupts a session, she delivers a warning for her grandson and wants Aislin to make certain he receives it.

Morgan Carmichael turns out to be one sexy hunk of a firefighter and a determined skeptic. Despite his lack of belief, sparks fly when they meet and the attraction is intense. As they get acquainted, they find more in common and by the time they tumble into bed, they are both halfway to falling in love.

Aislin’s visions confirm his grandmother’s warnings and when the major fire that could take Morgan’s life happens, she’s on the scene. Her rash action puts both their lives in jeopardy and they must fight to survive.


Saving the Sin Eater

Saving the Sin Eater
  • Number: B00SOZ3H8U
  • Release: 2015-03-01
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: World Castle Publishing, LLC
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Tessa Owens has dreams of making it big in country music and moving on from her first love, Lucas Rowlands, who broke her heart. She left the old ways of her native Ozarks for modern life when she hit Nashville but a death in the family brings her home. Tessa didn’t plan to say but when she meets Lucas at the visitation, the old sparks ignite. When she learns he’s not the simple country farmer she left behind but has become the Sin Eater, an ancient role handed down from his grandfather, she struggles to understand. When sin eating makes him ill, she hangs out to help and has to admit she still loves him. There’s no doubt what he feels for her but the devil wants Lucas’ sin-heavy soul and if they don’t come up with a plan, his life – and their love – is over.


Callahan's Fate

Callahan's Fate
  • Number: 9781772332476
  • Release: 2015-02-16
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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He’s a cop, one of New York City’s finest. She’s a transplanted teacher, new to the Big Apple.

Callahan is streetwise and world weary. Raine is lost in the urban setting. When they meet, the attraction and the emotional connection are powerful. When a former student stalks Raine, he’s also part of Callahan’s unfinished business. The closer they become, the more their lives intersect, and the greater the danger.

Callahan must put his past and burden of guilt aside. Raine needs to adapt to big city life. Both seek a happily ever after together but with old scores to settle, they have to survive first.


Johnny Gator

Johnny Gator
  • Number: 9781772331189
  • Release: 2014-11-20
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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When Nola Delaney retreated to an old fishing cabin on Caddo Lake after a robbery, she sought nothing but solitude and healing. As she adapts to life on the mysterious, beautiful lake, Jean Batiste Loutrel shows up with a stringer full of fish and a neighbor’s welcome. Nola needs a friend and Jean Batiste, Johnny to his friends, offers the richness of their shared Cajun heritage.

Their friendship soon evolves into something more but Johnny has a secret—cursed by a voo doo woman, he shifts into an alligator. Love may not be enough for a happily ever after unless they can figure out a way around the curse so Johnny can be all man once more.


Dion's Desire - Love Immortal Book 2

Dion's Desire
  • Number: 9781772330304
  • Release: 2014-09-24
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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He’s stunning, handsome, and muscular. But he’s not a man at all—he’s a god. Dion, also known as Dionysus Bacchus, once a deity in both ancient Greece and Rome, now owns a vineyard in the California wine country. He’s anything but romantic until he meets beautiful Chablis LeBlanc.

He’s the god of wine, theater, and debauchery. He's up for all of the above until Chablis does what no other mortal woman has when she steals his heart. She takes their relationship to new levels, beyond sex and into territory where Dion’s heart has never been.


Carnival Glass - Romance on the Go

Carnival Glass
  • Number: 9781772330038
  • Release: 2014-09-08
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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When James Glass returned after two and a half tours in Iraq, his spirit was as wounded as his body. With no home to go to, he joined a traveling carnival and has followed the show across America each season since.

It’s a lonely life and he still dreams of Kerry Simpkins, the woman he loved and once planned to marry. When he lands in the small town unaware she now calls home, their chance meeting results in both recognition and romance. James may have just found the second chance at coming home and if so, he’ll take it.


Ryker's Justice

Ryker's Justice
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781771309646
  • Release: 2014-08-12
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Home for Jude Ryker is the rugged Ozark Mountains. When he returns as a Department of Justice agent to investigate a major moonshine operation, he doesn’t share his assignment with anyone. As far as the locals know, he’s back, like a bad penny. While he digs into the case for ATF, he puts in time as a handyman at a local inn. When he meets guest Nicole McAdoo, he wants more and before long they are in a relationship. He shares his true purpose first with Nicole, then with his family. When he uncovers the truth about the moonshiners, things get serious and could prove deadly—for them both.


The Comanche Vampire

The Comanche Vampire
  • Number: 9781771309301
  • Release: 2014-07-17
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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He’s a Comanche. He’s also a vampire. And Ned Big Eagle, also known as Pea’hocso, became one more than a century ago. Just after he surrendered as one of the last wild Comanche warriors to ride the plains, a woman turned him into a blood drinking immortal. Now that he’s become what never existed in Comanche folklore, Ned lives a solitary life on the edge of the Wichita Mountains.

So far, he’s endured his eternal life but when he meets pretty history professor Anne Delahanty, she brings out emotions and desires he hasn’t known since he was still human. As they fall into love, he wants to tell her the truth—but when he does, Anne doesn’t believe him. It takes a near tragedy to convince her and then she can’t deal. Ned has few options but he hopes he can convince her to join him in an everlasting undead love, Comanche style.


Jove's Passion - Love Immortal, #1

Jove's Passion
  • Number: 9781771308861
  • Release: 2014-06-12
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Take one ancient god living a mundane life in Texas and add a beautiful woman to the mix...

Jupiter Jove, known these days as simply ‘Jay’, is so taken with journalist Skye Marcus that he wants more than a sexual encounter. Since the sky is Jove’s traditional realm, it seems somehow meant to be. She’s as willing as he but she has no idea who—or what—he really is or that he can control the weather.

When he tells the truth, she can’t handle it and runs from him. But Skye can’t stay away, returning to beg for a show of power that will change fate—for them both.


Quite the Catch

Quite the Catch
  • Number: 9781771308588
  • Release: 2014-05-28
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Diverse Books, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Cherokee Federal Marshall Joshua Jericho Jenkins had a split second to choose his fate. When he jumped from a railroad trestle into the river below, he could have died but if he hadn’t leapt, the men chasing him would have killed him for sure.

He’s rescued from the water by a nurse, Tina Barlow, who’s out scattering her grandfather’s ashes. She takes him home and tends to his injuries. He’s also suffering from hypothermia and she does whatever’s necessary, including using her body heat to warm him. As Joshua recovers, they’re falling in love fast.

Some short-term memory issues rise but once he remembers who he is and what he was doing, things take a dangerous turn. Without time to properly prepare, Joshua and Tina face a gang of criminals and by the time the gunfire ends, lives will be lost. Whose and what the future holds is anybody’s guess.


Pink Neon Dreams

Pink Neon Dreams
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781771308250
  • Release: 2014-05-06
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romantic Suspense, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Cecily Brown lands in Branson, Missouri after a rough divorce. She plans to start over and make her long-standing dream of owning a boutique called ‘Pink Neon’ come true. She needs to forget the decade she spent trapped in a hellish marriage to millionaire Willard Bradford VI—who she later discovers was murdered on the steps of his mansion.

Her first customer at Pink Neon is the dark and mysterious Daniel Padilla. Their attraction is intense and their passion undeniable. Life’s good until Padilla admits he’s an FBI agent sent to check put Cecily. She reacts with anger but as she learns she’s become the FBI’s top suspect in her ex-husband's murder, she has to trust Daniel if she can trust anyone at all.

As the investigation heats up, she ends up heading south with him to Texas. Cecily and her FBI lover try to discover who the real killer might be. But danger lurks and it’s going to get rough before they straighten things out….if they can.


Devlin's Grace

Devlin's Grace
  • Number: 9781771307932
  • Release: 2014-04-06
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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When Iraq war veteran Devlin rides his motorcycle into Gracie’s life, he’s everything she’s not—wild, wicked, and more than a little crazy. Opposites attract because good girl, college student Gracie wants more of this bad boy. She invades his personal space, takes liberties no other woman has dared, and although he struggles with PTSD, she sticks by her man. He teaches her to live a little more and she helps him battle his demons. If there’s any chance the shattered combat veteran can find his way back, Devlin’s Grace can help him find it.

*Reissued Book*


Quinn's Deirdre

Quinn's Deirdre
  • Number: 9781771307680
  • Release: 2014-03-16
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Three years ago, television reporter Deirdre King witnessed an organized crime hit and testified against the perpetrator. When he threatened her and the love of her life, Quinn Sullivan, she accepted the WITSEC offer for protection and allowed them to fake her death.

Now she’s cast aside her new persona and come back to Quinn. Her resurrection is a surprise, to say the least, but once he realizes she’s alive, the lovers reunite. Deirdre slips back into the life at Quinn’s Kansas City pub, County Tyrone, and works alongside him and his uncle Desmond. Quinn’s sister and family arrive from Ireland to celebrate a holiday but when the threat hits close to home, they leave.

It’s up to Deirdre, Quinn, and Desmond to face the danger—and survive.


Byrd's Desire

Byrd's Desire
  • Number: 9781771307406
  • Release: 2014-02-26
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Diverse Books, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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When Cajun gal Celia Lecompte leaves Louisiana for her cousin’s ranch in Oklahoma, she wants nothing more than to put her past behind her and plan for the future. She’s sworn off men so romance isn’t in the picture. When her cousin warns her to watch out for the Thunderbird, a mythical creature, she’s sure Angelique is joking until she catches a glimpse of something she can’t explain.

One night while cooking up a pot of gumbo, a dark and mysterious man knocks on the door. He sweeps her into a sizzling kiss, and she shares her bed in mutual desire. Although she’s not sure who he is, she wants him in every way possible.

Byrd has a secret, however, and when he reveals it, he makes a request. If she accepts it, her life and heart will be transformed forever.


Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger
  • Number: 9781771307154
  • Release: 2014-01-30
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Sara English built a life for herself far from her native Los Angeles. As a widow and proprietor of a florist shop in small town America, she lives a mundane life but she’s never forgotten her first love, Santiago Ruiz or the way he hurt her.

When he shows up at her door early one morning, he’s a stranger but the old attraction hasn’t died. Last she knew, he was a cop but now he’s sporting a gang tattoo on his back and he’s on the run. When she freaks out, Santiago swears he’s been in deep cover as Javier Morales for two years but his cover was blown and he’s in danger.

As their reunion heats up, the drama reaches a new level when her apartment windows are shattered in a burst of gunfire. Unless Santiago can find a way to change things, he’s a dead man. Sara’s committed to the long haul and hopes for a happy ending—if they can live long enough to find one.


Alpha's Claim

Alpha's Claim
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781771307086
  • Release: 2014-01-23
  • Authors: Giselle Renarde, Melissa Hosack, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Avril Ashton, London Saint James, Elyzabeth M. VaLey, Jorja Lovett, Morgan King, Persephone Jones, Jessica Jayne
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Strength. Power. Domination.

The shifters in our Alpha's Claim anthology have one thing in common—they won't take “no” for an answer. Whether they lead packs of their own, or whether they walk a solitary path, these alphas won't let anyone stop them from claiming their women.

Lose yourself in these ten sinfully delicious love stories. After all, who could deny an Alpha’s claim?


Small Town Love Story

Small Town Love Story
  • Number: B00C5UMD9O
  • Release: 2013-04-02
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Rebel Ink Press, LLC
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When Rae Lockridge put St. Louis in the rear view mirror, she sought the small town life she always dreamed about. After settling into her job at the local library, she thought she was well on her way to realizing those dreams until she met Anthony Pichetti. The good looking jack of all trades fires her imagination. Their mutual attraction is filled with heat but according to her co-workers, he has a past and they advise Rae to steer clear. She follows her heart instead of their advice but her view of the small town are tainted by their gossip. As their relationship deepens, Rae holds back, uncertain if she's in the right place. Rae's preoccupation with city versus country creates some minor health issues and strains things with Anthony. When a life-threatening crisis strikes, however, she must make choices for the future - for both of them.


Ronan's Life

Ronan's Life
  • Number: B00BV8J2CW
  • Release: 2013-03-15
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Rebel Ink Press, LLC
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Bare knuckles brawler Ronan O’Neill thinks he may have found a place to stay in Jane’s cabin on the Ozark frontier. But before he can enjoy all the comforts of home, his wound festers and his life is threatened. Without Jane, he’ll never survive but she draws upon all her skills as a healer and fey ways to keep him alive. As he burns with fever and dreams of survival, he’s struck by one thought above all others – he’s come to love this woman and if he doesn’t die, he’ll not only stay and find a home but regain a life. He has everything to live for – if he can.


The Widow's End

The Widow's End
  • Number: B00BTNGMYA
  • Release: 2013-03-12
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Astraea Press, LLC
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When widow Katie Lafferty arrives at the Pythian House, a home for widows and orphans, she has little hope for the future. She soon learns the reality offers more grueling work than she could have imagined. One of the few bright spots in her daily drudgery is Latin Master Everett Brown at the school across the street. As Katie struggles to conform to the rules and settle into her new life, she looks forward to her chance meetings with Mr. Brown When she fails to meet the standards of the home, her future becomes even more uncertain. If she has a knight in shining armor, it’s Everett Brown.


Urban Renewal

Urban Renewal
  • Number: B00BOK9XVW
  • Release: 2013-03-03
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Champagne Book Group
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Movie star Mercedes Montague has it all – the fame, the fortune, and the glittering celebrity lifestyle. But she lost herself somewhere along the way. On a publicity tour for her next movie she realizes she’s just fifty miles from her hometown. Mercedes – real name Marie Dillard – decides to bolt and go home to see if she can find what’s left of herself. Hiding away in her grandparents’ old home in a working class neighborhood she’s haunted by memories and reminders of her first and only love, Joe Shelby.

Marie’s stunned when Joe shows up at her door. Passion kindles between them from the first moment their eyes meet but she won’t let it consume her unless it’s going to include a lasting love. As they renew their relationship, Marie must find out if a movie star can return to reality or is love just a distant dream?


Three of Hearts

Three of Hearts
  • Number: B00BGQ6VJQ
  • Release: 2013-02-15
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Rebel Ink Press, LLC
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Ross Ramsey became a full-time father by default when his ex-wife overdosed. Two months later, he’s struggling to be a good daddy to five-year old Tristan. He put his son in preschool, moved to a small house near his brother and his family, but Ross can’t always cope. His sister-in-law, Caroline, parents by instinct but Ross doesn’t seem to get the hang of it.

When he meets a friendly neighbor, Shellie, they begin a relationship. But when Tristan turns up missing from school, the priority focuses on Ross’ son. Ross must rely on his family, his girlfriend, and his love for Tristan to make things work but to succeed, he must play the three of hearts card.


Ronan's Woman

Ronan's Woman
  • Number: B00B1SMPOY
  • Release: 2013-01-15
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Rebel Ink Press, LLC
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After surviving the Irish famines, Ronan O’Neill’s spent his time since arriving in America fighting to earn his keep. His bare knuckles, no holds bar style may put food into his belly but a fight in a tiny Ozarks settlement brings more than he expected. Not only is he injured, he meets a woman, Jane, who offers to tend his wounds and brings him home. Bleeding, aching, and with no place else to go, Ronan agrees to the pretty woman’s request. Although she proves to be an outcast, she’s also a widow with a few fey ways and a connection to him he can’t begin to understand. As he heals, he realizes he might – after so long – find his way home.


Home Fires of Christmas

Home Fires of Christmas
  • Number: B00AFN3JBE
  • Release: 2012-11-29
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Rebel Ink Press, LLC
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Lela may be the wife of a famous singer but on Christmas Eve, she finds herself home alone. As she waits for Shane to come home for the holidays, Lela wonders if fame has changed their lives too much. Shane's out on the road almost all the time while she keeps the home fires burning. Shane's failure to arrive sends her into a bout of self-pity but when he finally makes it home, she learns things are much different than they seem.


Movie Star Magic - Romance on the Go

Movie Star Magic
  • Number: 9781771301947
  • Release: 2012-11-19
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Desmond O’Neill arrives in Los Angeles from his native Ireland ready to make a new life. Although he doesn’t have a job or plan, Des is confident he’ll find his way. After all, he’d gotten this far in life with good looks and charm. Fate smiles on him when he meets a major movie star, Simone Sage. Better yet, she invites him home—and into her bed.

They share lust, not love, but soon their relationship reaches a new level. Neither uses the L-word—yet. Des knows he’s falling in love for the first time but he likes the high life so he’s in no hurry. When he nets a movie role of his own, life is sweet. A near tragedy brings out their true feelings and leads them to a future neither one expected when they met.


An Emerald Heart - Romance on the Go

An Emerald Heart
  • Number: 9781771301411
  • Release: 2012-09-26
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Dr. Maya Sheppard adores her green-eyed lover, Irish history professor Ashton O'Neill, and the sex is the best she's ever known. She's deep in lust with him, and she adores his storybook house with amazing gardens. But Maya isn't sure they have much of a future anywhere except between the sheets.

Ash, however, has become more than just her passion and when she arrives unannounced to find a stranger in his house. Maya soon realizes there's much more to the man than she ever imagined. Unexpected events draw the pair closer together and with any luck at all, Maya just might realize the kind of love she's dreamed about all her life. (Heat 3 / 12K)


Dust Bowl Dreams

Dust Bowl Dreams
  • Number:
  • Release: 2012-09-17
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Rebel ePublishers LLC
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Life’s never easy for a good-hearted man who decides crime is the answer to his troubles.

No rain in the summer of 1933 is bad news for Oklahoma farmer Henry Mink. The local banker wants the mortgage on the farm paid and unless Henry comes up with the dough, his widowed mother and four young siblings won’t have a home. Jobs are scarce so he decides to rob a bank. His sweetheart, school teacher Mamie Logan, doesn’t like the idea and neither does Henry’s kid brother Eddie but Henry’s out of options.

He leaves home and robs a bank at nearby Ponca City. When he returns home, he pays off the mortgage but new troubles show up. Mamie is his greatest joy and they become engaged but by fall, Henry has no options left but to rob another bank. If he can pull off one another big job, he figures he’ll be set until the hard times are over but few things in life go as planned. His desperate efforts will either secure his future or destroy it forever.

If Henry’s family survives and Mamie’s love endures, he’ll need a miracle.


Heart of the Ozarks

Heart of the Ozarks
  • Number: B008RXW0TG
  • Release: 2012-08-01
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Rebel Ink Press, LLC
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After St. Louis TV weathercaster Cole Celinksi loses his almost estranged wife and three children in a car crash, his boss orders him to take a leave of absence. Against his will, Cole leaves the city in late May to find the rest and relaxation everyone else thinks he needs. Without anywhere else to go, Cole heads for Lake Dreams, a resort on the quiet side of Lake Taneycomo in the Ozarks he visited each summer as a child with his grandparents. Some of his best memories were made in the lakeside vacation haven with his summer friend, Maggie.

Upon his arrival, Cole learns Maggie now runs the place. Twenty years have passed but from the minute he returns, they reconnect and soon their mutual attraction ignites. He fishes in the lake, takes Maggie to visit some of the places he remembers and begins to find out who he truly is. Before he can heal, he must learn to deal with his loss and to see if he can create a new family with Maggie and her children. It’s a task he’s not sure he can handle but if he wants to be with Maggie, he must. A near tragedy brings them all together into a close knit unit and afterward, Cole may be able to make his dreams reality. (213 pages)


Red in the Hood - Romance on the Go

Red in the Hood
  • Number: 9781771300766
  • Release: 2012-07-15
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Tamara’s known far and wide as the girl in the red hood. Red is not only her favorite color but a way to express everything from anger to love. She hates her mundane existence. After tragedy destroyed her family life, Tamara’s become a loner who shuts out everyone, even her one-time lover, Wulfric.

Wulfric refuses to give up on Tamara, and when she yields to him, her life seems to shift back on track. But when danger hits, Wulfric steps in to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her. His life and their love hang in the balance.

Heat Rating: 2 / Word Count: 9,360


Guy's Angel

Guy's Angel
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  • Number: B0088FCN4K
  • Release: 2012-06-02
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Rebel Ink Press, LLC
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When a young woman really believes the sky is the limit, amazing things can happen…

Lorraine Ryan wants to fly airplanes so she heads for the local airstrip in 1925 to make her dream come true. Most of the flyboys think she’s cute but a woman’s place is in the home, not the cockpit. When Guy Richter steps up and offers to teach her to fly, she’s captivated with both Guy and flight. He nicknames her “Angel” and takes her up into that wild blue yonder. Before long, they’re deep in love.

Love, however, isn’t always enough……

Guy, a former World War I flying ace, is haunted by his past. His demons include his war service, the death of his only brother in an accident the previous year, and the Valkyries that he evaded in France who trail him in the hopes that they can complete his destiny. But his dreams lie with Angel and as they grow closer and closer, he soon realizes that if anyone can save him, it’s his Angel.


What Fills the Heart - Devaney Family

What Fills the Heart
  • Number: B0085RNG6A
  • Release: 2012-05-23
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Astraea Press, LLC
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Davey Devaney has hit rock bottom at Fort Gibson after losing most of his family during the forced Trail of Tears march and Indian Removals. He decides to stop drinking and go in search of his sole remaining brother, Johnny, who left the fort months earlier. He

travels what he hopes is the same route Johnny took and when he finds his brother, their reunion is all he hoped to find. Still, his brother’s found a wife and happiness, two things Davey craves. As he struggles to settle back into ordinary life along the rugged frontier, he finds he’s attracted to a lovely young Scotswoman, Jenny, the adopted daughter of the storekeeper at the nearby settlement. What Fills The Heart follows the same family from The Marriage Cure with the unique blending of Cherokee and Irish culture.


In Loves Own Time

In Loves Own Time
  • Number: B007A209G6
  • Release: 2012-02-15
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Rebel Ink Press, LLC
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There may be no place like home and nothing like love….

When Lillian Dorsey inherits the family home from the grandfather who banished her pregnant mother decades earlier, she travels to see the house and sell it. Instead, she is captivated by the Edwardian beauty and intrigued by the ghost. When the original owner manifests himself, he’s both charming and witty. Lillian can’t hide her attraction to Howard Speakman especially when she learns it’s mutual. Since she’s alive and he’s long dead, however, there seems to be no way they can ever be together.

But where there’s a will there may be a way….

One afternoon, while pretending to visit the past, the impossible becomes real for a short span and they realize that if they visited 1904 once, they can do it again. If Lillian can return to Howard’s time, then maybe she can prevent his death and they can manage that happily ever after anyway. With just enough pluck to try, they attempt to bend time to their will and if they succeed, then they may find a love to stand the test of time.


Love Shadows - Love Covenant, 4

Love Shadows
  • Number: B00776T3M6
  • Release: 2012-02-08
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Cara couldn’t be happier now that her sexy vampire husband Will Brennan located his long lost brother Seamus. Her new found brother-in-law even has a theater where she can sing—until a vampire named Henri shows up in the audience. He covets Cara, but not for a happy ending. The old vampire, far more powerful than Will or Seamus, has a bad reputation among the undead.

Back in Memphis Henri demonstrates he can make them suffer at will. A cat and mouse game begins and takes them back to Missouri, then onto Texas for what they hope will be a happy family holiday.

A last minute grocery store run puts Cara in Henri’s hands and leaves Seamus near dead. When Henri takes Cara deep into the mysterious back waters of Caddo Lake, it’ll take more than just Will Brennan and his brother to save her—if they can.


Stockings and Suspenders

Stockings and Suspenders
  • Number: 9781927368206
  • Release: 2011-12-07
  • Authors: C.R. Moss, Seleste deLaney, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Xondra Day, Kelly Yeakle, Carolyn Rosewood, London Saint James, Lila Shaw, Jezebel Jorge, Alaska Angelini
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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As the temperature drops, the women in this collection of stories find naughty and delicious ways to warm up for the holidays.

A boss with a proposal to make her sweat, a promise from an Italian assistant, a cabin in the middle of nowhere with two men waiting to cater to her every desire, a special surprise for a lonely solider...

All of these encounters and more from ten talented authors. Get ready for some holiday loving...Evernight style.


Sing We Now of Christmas

Sing We Now of Christmas
  • Number: B006H3K73E
  • Release: 2011-12-01
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Rebel Ink Press, LLC
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When Jessica Martin met Johnny Devereaux that December, holiday magic filled the air. But their love was no enchantment. He was without doubt the love of her life and by summer, they were happy newlyweds with their life and many more holidays ahead.

But when Johnny failed to return home from a fishing trip on the Fourth of July, Jessica's world was rocked to the foundation. When the authorities tell her that her husband is missing and presumed dead, Jessica refuses to believe it.

As the months and seasons pass, no one holds out hope but Jessica believes.

She knows he'll be home for Christmas. Her family calls her crazy and Johnny's family tries to help her find closure but Jessica's heart refuses to surrender.

And when Christmas comes, the truth will shock them all.


Midnight Seduction

Midnight Seduction
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  • Number: 9781926950976
  • Release: 2011-10-19
  • Authors: Luxie Ryder, Emma Shortt, Alexandra O'Hurley, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Pepper Anthony, Kelly Yeakle, Anna Keraleigh, Carolyn Rosewood, London Saint James, Kastil Eavenshade, Lila Shaw
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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No matter what your fantasy, these sinfully naughty tales are certain to keep you reading late into the night...

Midnight Seduction is an exclusive collection of erotically charged stories by thirteen talented authors. From dark angels and vampires, to ghosts and kelpies, this anthology is sure to please paranormal romance lovers everywhere. Fulfill your wanton desires and escape into a world where anything is possible.


Love Knots - Love Covenant, #3

Love Knots
  • Number: B005EM9MUI
  • Release: 2011-07-25
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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After surviving the wrath of a wicked she-vampire bent on revenge, Will and Cara Brennan have a new task – finding Will’s brother that Sallie Hawkins made a vampire centuries ago. Both bear the scars of their battle but they’re glad to be alive and together.

Cara wants to find the only family Will has in this world and so they set out on a search for Seamus that takes them from Memphis to the rough bars of Oklahoma, Las Vegas casinos, to Hollywood Boulevard and to New Orleans. Along the way, their love deepens and the sensual connection they share heightens.

Whether or not they find Seamus isn’t the only issue – they have no way of knowing whether he has gone wicked or if he’s an average vamp like them. The journey defines their love as the story begun in Love Tattoo, advanced in Love Scars, and continues in Love Knots.


Love Scars

Love Scars
  • Number: B0057AZX00
  • Release: 2011-06-21
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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After marrying her sexy undead husband Will Brennan, Cara Riley Brennan thought her happy ending would last forever but she soon learned that the course of true love doesn’t ever run quite that smooth. Just when she thought they were settling into eternal bliss, Sallie Hawkins, the woman who made Will into a vampire in the past, intrudes into their lives. She’s wicked, she’s jealous, and she won’t stop till either Will or Cara is dead.

When the three meet for battle, they all may not survive and in the end, who lives and who dies is up to Cara who will do anything to keep her chance at a permanent happily ever after ending intact.


Love Tattoo

Love Tattoo
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  • Number: B004SIQYO6
  • Release: 2011-03-16
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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One unexpected late night encounter and one titillating kiss detours Cara Riley from reaching Nashville for her last shot at a singing career and lands her in Memphis.

Dark, mysterious truck driver Will Brennan oozes sexuality and Cara finds herself drawn to him. He brings her to a higher level of sensual pleasure than she even imagined could be possible. As their relationship explodes into something real, she learns he has more than a few quirks—he sleeps by day and prowls by night.

At his home—a castle—nestled in a wooded area just outside Memphis, she learns just what his sweet love tattoos really mean and must decide if she wants another. Whether or not they find their happy ending is all up to Cara.


Wolfe's Lady

Wolfe's Lady
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  • Number: B004HFS2S6
  • Release: 2010-12-29
  • Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Stella Raines was looking for a change. She moved to the small town of Riverville to begin her first year of teaching history. She quickly learns that teaching in such a rural high school is no picnic, but the math teacher in the class down the hall makes her first week all the more intriguing….

Darien Wolfe is a staple of Riverville High School, with his rule-breaking hair and attire. He seems to have taught there since, well, forever. However, Darien never knew how much his long life might change until he notices the new history teacher down the hall.

Their attraction is instant and for eternity, like the stars under the full moon. But can Stella survive Darien’s secret? 


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