Lynda is a storyteller, an award-winning novelist, and a free-spirited dreamer with workaholic tendencies and a passion for writing romance. A diverse background, visits to exotic locations, and curiosity about how history effects today's world fuels her writing. Born in the splendor of the Appalachian Mountains as a coal miner's daughter and part Cherokee, she grew up in northern Kentucky when Newport prospered as a mecca for gambling and prostitution.
Published in romantic suspense, historical romance, advertising copy, and freelance, Lynda is an active member of several professional writing organizations.
Love is a dangerous mystery
HORSESHOES & ROSES, The Bloodline Series, Book 7, by Lynda Rees
Running from a philandering husband and a dangerous stalker, Dovie Fuller-Dane moves to her haven homestead in Sweetwater to care for her ailing grandmother. Reconnecting close ties to family and friends she discovers an ideal location for her new restaurant and gets a chance with the man she has loved since puberty. A surprise in Gran’s will sends her reeling into the arms of her stalker. Can she escape his murderous plan and find lasting love while her world falls apart?
Deputy Jaiden Coldwater’s fling with Dr. Clay Barnes turns serious, but neither acknowledges it. Visiting Sweetwater to settle his parents’ estate, Clay stumbles on a murder victim; and many look suspicious. His parents aren’t who he thought and never owned their farm. Clay tries to unravel the mystery, discover who he actually is, and what he wants from life, but may lose it all in a shootout when the murderer goes after the next victim.
Tisha McClain’s attorney, Sam resents having a spoiled, rich-bitch heiress dropped onto his plate. The sexy, blonde male at the airport is an intrusive buttinski, but appealing. Without revealing identities they share a wild, one-time fling.
Unraveling her family’s sordid past, Tisha exposes deception. Proper, business-woman, Mom performed as a stripper and ran a brothel. Dad had managed strip clubs, associated with gangsters, and his brutal execution remains unsolved.
Recognizing their misconceptions about each other, Tisha and Sam form a special bond; but Tisha’s been betrayed by men before. Can Tisha get out of an unlawful predicament, evade the killer targeting her, and end the vicious McClain Curse?
God Father’s Day by Lynda Rees
Tragedy brings evil from a secret past threatening to destroy Justin’s perfect life. Becky keeps men at bay due to her brutal background and concern for her son’s safety. Second guessing who he is and disillusioned about the stranger who raised him, Justin discovers what matters most—in perfect time to lose it. His broken spirit penetrates Becky’s armor and opens her fragile heart, but she can’t compete with his wealthy fiancé. Certain death looms in shadows of the sleepy, lakeside town. Is forgiveness possible? Who will survive?
BLOODLINES & LIES
Ad executive Riley Power’s fiancé, Levi Madison, and his Native American horse trainer, Calvin Coldwater, prepare for triple-crown racing. A stunning redheaded flame returns to Sweetwater targeting Riley’s man while Riley’s preoccupied with her dad’s health instead of focusing on wedding plans. Police search for a drug ring when her home is broken into and a neighbor murdered. Riley and pals Lemon Sage Benton and FBI Special Agent Reggie Casse follow another line of investigation. Danger follows them home.
Rose Casson falls for retired Navy Seal, Calvin Coldwater, who is working for the Madison family training a racing contender for the Kentucky Derby. Believing Cal is cheating, Rose lashes into party mode, picks a fight with a tattooed female punk, lands in danger, and discovers damming evidence that sends a killer targeting her.
Widower and tavern owner, Justin Henderson is falling for his childhood friend, CEO of Adele Industries, Corrie Parrish-Morgan; but Justin has nothing to offer a wealthy heiress like Corrie, who he believes has set her sights on someone in her social circle. Corrie's teenage daughter, Madison is livid about the divorce and about being dragged to rural Kentucky to live on a farm. Missing his deceased daughter, Justin bonds with spunky Madison and adores her.
The big race begins. The killer decides to end things. Who walks away a champion?
Navy Seal, Calvin Coldwater, a Texas horse trainer retires and moves to Sweetwater, Kentucky. Quirky, purple-haired farmer, Rose Casson captures the Native American’s heart. When a fellow trainer is slain, and terrorists and drugs wreak havoc, Sheriff Gordon uncovers viable suspects for the double-homicide with the help of stunning deputy, ex-Texas Ranger, Jaiden Coldwater. Corrie Parrish has loved Justin Henderson since they were children, but Justin never saw past her freckles and pigtails. Fed up with her philandering husband, she files divorce papers. Her daughter, Morgan is livid about the move from New York to their rural homestead. Losing his family in the murder, Justin gives up on life. Can old pals help each other survive turmoil shattering their disjointed lives, when one of them is the next target? Will peaceful Sweetwater ever be the same?
Workaholic Riley Power plows into Levi Madison. She has no time for a social life, especially with a long-distance lover boy. Against her better judgement, Riley caters to a hankering for a short term romance and carves time into her hectic schedule for the sexy cowboy. Winning a dream account, Riley uncovers deception shattering her delusions about Levi. He is far from what she thought him to be. The job is too good to pass up. So Riley forces herself to work with Levi keeping it strictly professional. When they discover a murder Sheriff Gordon follows evidence leading to a terrorist cell and a known mobster. Riley becomes a target and Levi has fallen for the feisty ad executive. Loving Levi goes against everything Riley thought she wanted, but her passion for the horse racing mogul can’t be denied. Can Riley and Levi get past the struggles destroying their chance at true love?
After her husband’s violent death, Lemon Sage Benton pursues her dream of rural Kentucky horse country. When a murder victim is discovered Sage and sexy Sheriff Wyatt Gordon clash at every turn, but their growing attraction is undeniable. Wyatt’s jealous teenage daughter, Hailey, wants Sage out of the picture. Wyatt's political aspirations conflict with the life Sage wants, and she won't try to change him like his ex-wife did. Can Sage give up her dream for Wyatt? Who survives when the killer targets Sage and Hailey? Can Sage face the assassin, gain Hailey’s affection and win the sheriff’s heart? Or will she throw Wyatt over for his friend, wealthy racing tycoon, Levi Madison?