Author: Peggy Bird

A writer and glass artist, I've been published in anthologies, magazines, newspapers and in the brochures, newsletters and reports of my consulting clients and employers. Unless you count speeches for politicians, I'd never written fiction until a cast of characters began inhabiting my daydreams. A glass artist and a gallery owner were there. So were a sculptor and a jewelry designer. When some dead bodies showed up, a couple of cops and a deputy DA arrived. Soon they began to fall in love with each other and work for their happy ending. Bingo. I was a romance writer.

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Thankful for Love - A Holiday for Romance

Thankful for Love
  • Number: B016R62FRQ
  • Release: 2015-11-16
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Eastern Oregon rancher Jack Richardson needs someone to wrangle his two sons, and Quanna Morales is the available candidate. She needs a steady job badly, so she jumps on the opportunity, even though she's focused on her education and busy helping her mother take care of her disabled brother.

Jack and Quanna can't fight their attraction, but Quanna worries his family and friends will exhibit the anti-Indian prejudice she's only too used to encountering. And if things go badly between them, Quanna will not be able to help support her family and the boys will have lost yet another mother figure. When her worst fears come true and a feud erupts at the Thanksgiving table, will Jack be able to convince her that their love is strong enough to overcome any obstacle?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


The Gift of Love - A Holiday for Romance

The Gift of Love
  • Number: B00YFWHF8E
  • Release: 2015-06-22
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Isabella Rodriguez put her life on hold to return to Portland and take care of her ailing parents, but now they're gone. When her four overbearing brothers confront her insisting it's time for her to move on with her life and that they're selling the house, it might just be Bella's worst birthday ever. Luckily, an unexpected promotion and a transfer to Seattle might mean a bright new future awaits.

Tech consultant Taylor Jordan's career is on a huge upswing and he's sure to make partner soon. He has no time and little interest in a personal life, especially after an embarrassing breakup with his last girlfriend. But when he meets the gorgeous Bella at a business mixer, he can't help but be intrigued.

Sparks fly between them immediately, but when Taylor discovers Bella was behind one of the most humiliating experiences of his life, will they be able to find a future together?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Ringing in Love - A Holiday for Romance

Ringing in Love
  • Number: B00Q7HFXKC
  • Release: 2014-12-29
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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With a business to grow and a teenaged son to raise, Catherine Bennett doesn't have time for a social life. Besides, after her husband left her for another woman, she's not exactly thrilled at the prospect of opening up her heart again. But when she leases office space in Dominic Russo's building, she can't keep her mind - or her eyes - off her new landlord. Only problem is he happens to be a known womanizer . . . and her professional rival.

Unfortunately for Dominic, Philadelphia's most eligible bachelor is definitely in a dry spell. He hasn't dated in months, contrary to the rumors, but convincing career-minded Catherine that there's more to him than his reputation will be a challenge. Since she's determined to focus on work, he offers her an irresistible chance at winning a huge contract if she partners with his company.

But will mixing business and pleasure make for a happy New Year's Eve?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Lights, Latkes, and Love - A Holiday for Romance Novella

Lights, Latkes, and Love
  • Number: B00OVDMFKK
  • Release: 2014-11-24
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Ah, the holidays. David Shay can't get enough of the December festivities. He especially enjoys sharing his love of the season with the underprivileged children at his non-profit organization SafePlace for Children and Parents. Hannah Jenkins, on the other hand, turns into a jaded Scrooge every year on Black Friday. As manager of a large retail store, she's seen firsthand how the rampant commercialism of the holiday can bring out the worst in people.

When David's organization is the charity Hannah's boss picks for their annual donation, it falls on her to organize a huge holiday party, whether she likes it or not.

Can a nice Jewish boy—with the help of some Christmas lights, a little girl, and a latke party—teach Hannah the true meaning of the season and guarantee them both a New Year's Eve kiss to remember?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Unmasking Love - A Holiday for Romance

Unmasking Love
  • Number: B00NQF0JKM
  • Release: 2014-09-29
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Getting a life do-over in the small theater town of Ashland, Oregon, has suited lawyer Julie Payne to a T. After ten years in the Portland prosecutor’s office, she’s enjoying her new, easy lifestyle, and she’s not looking for any complications.

Trace Watkins comes to town seeking the same refuge from life as a big city banker. A new job might make Ashland his permanent address, and he likes what he sees of the place, especially when he meets Julie one hot Halloween night.

The sparks fly instantly between the costumed couple, and Julie and Trace waste no time connecting beneath the sheets while literally hiding behind their masks.

But when the holiday hook-up ends, their real identities present a serious snag: Trace manages the bank Julie happens to be suing. The only way they can turn this trick into a treat is if both of them are willing to face their pasts and finally bury the skeletons in their closets.


Sparked by Love - A Holiday For Romance #1

Sparked by Love
  • Number: B00KI2EYHA
  • Release: 2014-06-16
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Some fussy artist is making Shannon Morgan’s job with the city of Vancouver, Washington, harder than it should be. She’s organizing the huge annual Independence Day celebration, and he’s being impossible. But then, he’s like a couple other men she’s known - her mostly absent father and her disappearing ex-boyfriend, for example.

All Leo Wilson wants is an okay for his plans to install glass fireworks at Fort Vancouver on the Fourth of July. With thousands of people there to see his work, it could be his big career break. If the crabby bureaucrat will get him the permits he needs.

When Leo confronts the cause of his trouble in person, he’s surprised to find a beautiful young woman. Shannon is equally surprised at meeting a sweet, sexy man. Dinner, a movie, and a few torrid kisses take it from spark to flame.

But then the father she’s always wanted as part of her life reappears, accompanied by her ex-boyfriend. Shannon has to decide how far she’s willing to go to have her father around. And find out why he’s with her ex.

If she makes the right decisions, she and Leo will privately create fireworks that rival the pyrotechnics that light up the sky on July Fourth.

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Falling Again - Book 6 in the Second Chances series

Falling Again
  • Number: B00HK1XX4W
  • Release: 2014-01-27
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Investigative reporter Fiona McCarthy is following a hot story. Rumor has it a white supremacist group, financed by the deep pockets of a local businessman, is moving into Portland. In Washington, D.C., to attend a wedding, she wants to find out if her connections on Capitol Hill can give her leads to find the name of that person.

Nick St. Claire is an internationally known photojournalist. He’s also the “baby brother” of Fiona’s good friend, Amanda. Just back from a rough overseas assignment, he runs into Fiona on his home turf in DC and decides to follow up on their meeting six months before in Portland.

In spite of her doubts about his motives and her irritation at the rather large dose of self-confidence he possesses, Fiona goes to dinner with him. One dinner turns into two, which becomes a weekend in his bed. Back home in Portland, she writes Nick off as a bit of fun on vacation and buries herself in her story. Then Nick arrives in Portland on assignment and makes it obvious he wants more than a fling.

But when her story and his assignment dangerously intersect at a mysterious cabin in the Mt. Hood National Forest, their relationship is tested. Can their feelings for each other survive her need to get the story and his to frame the perfect shot? Or will the bad guys wreck not only the peace of laid-back Portland but also the chance of happily-ever-after for Nick and Fiona?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Believing Again - Book 5 in the Second Chances series

Believing Again
  • Number: B00F8GNOS6
  • Release: 2013-10-07
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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As the youngest woman ever to make detective in the Portland Police Bureau, Danny Hartmann has racked up an impressive record. It doesn’t keep her warm at night, but it does make up for feeling she’s somehow disappointed her family with her career choice. Called to the scene of the murder of a homeless veteran in a transient camp, Danny doesn’t expect it to be anything other than another case she clears.

Then she meets the man who made the 9-1-1 call and everything changes.

Jake Abrams, a volunteer doctor at the Veterans Medical Services Clinic, doesn’t have much faith in anything other than his work and the vets he cares deeply about. Not shy about voicing his opinions, even to the cops investigating the murder of one of his patients, he annoys Danny with his snarky remarks.

However, working the case, she has to rely on Jake to help her find her way around the transient camps under the bridges and in the city’s huge wilderness park. As they work together, their attraction becomes mutual and passionate.

But Jake has demons. Like the vets he cares for, he carries scars both mental and physical from his service in the National Guard in Iraq. He fears Danny will turn from him in disgust when she discovers them. She’s afraid his experience in Iraq makes it impossible for him to love someone who does what she does for a living.

When the murderer of the homeless vets comes too close to Jake, it’ll be up to Danny to save his life. It’ll be up to their love for each other to save them both.

Sensuality Level: Spicy


Trusting Again - Second Chances #4

Trusting Again
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  • Number: B00CMVAKCS
  • Release: 2013-06-03
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Imagine Cynthia Blaine’s surprise when she walks into the bar at the Heathman Hotel in Portland Oregon and sees the man she’s been trying to forget for weeks after he commissioned an expensive piece of her jewelry for “a friend’s birthday.” There was no point fantasizing about him. He was taken.

But over a cup of coffee, he convinces her to give this relationship a try. Marius woos her on a sailing trip through the San Juan Islands and their romance seems on solid grounds. But during his six-week business trip to Central America, Cynthia gets a shock. And when she goes to Portland to pour out her heart to her best friend, she has another shock - Marius, in Portland, not where he said he would be and with another woman.

It’ll take more than a good cup of coffee this time to get Cynthia and Marius to their happily-ever-after.

Sensuality Level: Hot


Together Again - Second Chances #3

Together Again
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  • Number: B00AWWONE0
  • Release: 2013-01-14
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Deputy DA Margo Keyes is looking forward to this trip with as much enthusiasm as she’d have for a root canal. There’s the Philly summer heat, the high school reunion she’d rather avoid, and the speech she’d be giving as a last-minute stand-in for her boss. Mostly there’s facing high school crush Tony Alessandro. When she’d last seen the Philly cop, he’d danced her out of his sister’s wedding reception to a dark room where he’d kissed her senseless. If his nephew hadn’t interrupted they’d have . . . well, who knows?

Tony had disappeared on some family errand. She went home to Portland, Oregon the next day. She hadn’t heard from him since.

However, her homecoming turns out better than expected. The reunion and the speech work out. Even better, when she and Tony pick up where they left off in that dark room, the only heat that’s unbearable is what they generate in bed.

Margo returns to Portland wondering if she and Tony have started something she might not be ready for, relieved she’s put a whole continent between them to give her breathing room to sort it. Then his work with a federal task force investigating industrial espionage brings him to Portland. And an accidental swap of messenger bags on her flight home puts her in the middle of the investigation.

Tony wants her out of the way of the bad guys and focused on him. She wants to use a secret from her past to wrap up the case. And maybe avoid having to think about what’s happening between them.

They can’t both win. Or can they?


Loving Again - Second Chances #2

Loving Again
  • Number: 9781440551925
  • Release: 2012-11-12
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Glass artist Amanda St. Claire and Portland (OR) police detective Sam Richardson didn’t have an ordinary boy-meets-girl introduction. They met when she was accused of murdering her boyfriend. Convinced of her innocence, Sam put his career on the line to find the evidence that freed her, hoping they could see where the obvious attraction between them took them.

But after one passionate night together, she runs to Seattle to escape the fallout from her arrest. Sam tracks her down, reminds her of their night together and convinces her to return to Portland.

However, the past isn’t always easily buried.

Under circumstances eerily similar to the year before, two people are killed and the evidence points, again, to Amanda as the killer. When Sam’s life is threatened, too, Amanda comes up with a plan to protect him, a plan that means she will have to shut him out of her life. After everything he did for her, she can’t let anything happen to him, even if it means walking away from the only man she’s ever really loved.


Beginning Again - Three Degrees of Separation #1

Beginning Again
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  • Number: B008195BQK
  • Release: 2012-06-04
  • Author: Peggy Bird
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Liz Fairchild is through with relationships. Widowed in her twenties, now divorced halfway through her forties, it’s time to live life for herself. No man need apply. With the proceeds from her divorce settlement—and business advice from an unexpected source—she opens an art gallery in Northwest Portland, trades her McMansion on the Columbia River for an apartment above her gallery, and looks forward to her new, independent life.

Everything is working out. She thinks.

Then Collins, a sculptor who claims to have only one name, walks into her gallery. He’s tall, rugged, and way younger than she is. He says he’s looking for a gallery to represent him in Portland and, unwilling to take no for an answer to anything, bulldozes his way into her life—and her bed.

But Liz hesitates. She senses that Collins is not exactly who—or what—he seems. What’s the mysterious business he disappears to conduct? And does it have a connection with why he came into her gallery?

And which would hurt the most—falling for him or losing him?

Sensuality Level: Hot

Peggy Bird is a writer and glass artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Washington.


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