Author: Sarah McCarty

Sarah has traveled extensively throughout her life, living in other cultures, sometimes in areas where electricity was a concept awaiting fruition and a book was an extreme luxury. While she could easily adjust to the lack of electricity, living without the comfort of a good book was intolerable. To fill the void, she bought pencil and paper and sketched out her own story. In the process, Sarah discovered the joy of writing.

Sarah writes what she loves to read; fast paced stories with vivid dialogue, intense emotion and well developed characters. Her attention to detail in her stories has earned her multiple awards and a reserved spot on Keeper shelves everywhere.

Sarah writes for Ellora's Cave, Harlequin HQN, Harlequin SPICE, Berkley HEAT and Berkley SENSATION.

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Promises Decide - Promise series

Promises Decide
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B0782V8NLN
  • Release: 2018-09-04
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Berkley
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New York Times bestselling author Sarah McCarty returns to her Promise series with this next western historical romance.

She can run from the past, but not from their future...

 

As Jackson Montgomery heads home after collecting on a particularly difficult bounty, he's looking forward to a good meal, stiff drink, and maybe some female companionship. But when he sees signs of life in a house infamous for its second-rate construction, he can't resist taking a gander at who'd been fool enough to buy the disaster. He expects to find a tenderfoot for sure.

 

He's not far off.

 

Mimi Banfield thought she was done for when she fell into a well filled with rattlers, until a man shows up with the golden curls of an angel to rescue her. Jackson has all the survival skills she's missing and he's just the man to show her how to survive out West. As the newly minted guardian of three orphans, she could certainly use a hand. He seamlessly transitions into life with Mimi and the children, not knowing that she has a deadly secret. By the time she confesses, it may just be too late for salvation.


Ace's Wild

Ace's Wild
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373778300
  • Release: 2015-01-27
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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When you gamble with desire, be prepared to risk everything… 

Unlike the rest of the Hell's Eight brotherhood, Ace Parker's home isn't on the range. This restless cowboy craves the hustle of Simple, Texas, a lawless town where he can sate his darker appetites without guilt. At least he could, until Petunia Wayfield arrived. The prickly new teacher is insisting that Ace help her rid the town of drunkenness and card playing. For that kind of miracle, Ace demands a reward the spinster schoolmarm will surely never give. 

But Petunia isn't backing down. Not when the intense passion Ace offers shatters her to the core. As soon as she can afford a ticket to California, she'll leave Simple behind for good. Until then, she'll match his sensual challenge with her own, daring him to give up his fiercely guarded self-control. And then real danger claims Petunia, forcing Ace to reveal the man he really is—even if it drives her away forever….


Reaper's Vow - The Shadow Reapers, #2

Reaper's Vow
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425247709
  • Release: 2013-08-06
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Berkley
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A breed of werewolf soldiers engineered to kill on command, The Shadow Reapers went rogue at the end of the Civil War. Now, exacting justice by their own code, they long to feel human as they contain the beast within…

Ever since his cousin Adelaide disappeared, Cole Cameron has been searching for her—and for Isaiah Jones, whom he blames for her kidnapping, after a hellacious fight in town involving– if the stories of drunken saloon goers were to be believed– men who changed into wolves. Being a practical man, Cole doesn’t believe it.

Then he is rescued from a pack of strangely intelligent wolves by none other than his quarry, Isaiah, who brings him to a hidden valley where the Shadow Reapers have settled, where he is reunited with Adelaide—and where he finds the beautiful Miranda.

Miranda was once a captive of the enemy pack of Rogues. Now a werewolf herself, all she wants is to protect her daughter and try to forget the husband she lost. But Jeb’s not about to give up the greatest desire he’s ever felt in his life. And he’s vowed to make Miranda his—no matter what stands in his way…


Shadow's Stand

Shadow's Stand
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373777051
  • Release: 2012-01-31
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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Shadow Ochoa is lying low in the western Kansas Territory, waiting for his fellow Texas Rangers—the Hell's Eight brotherhood—to clear his name. That is, until he's unjustly strung up for horse thieving…and pretty Fei Yen intervenes. Invoking a seldom-used law, the exotic lady prospector claims Shadow as her husband and rides off with the bridegroom shackled to her buckboard.

Savvy, fearless Fei is single-mindedly devoted to her hidden claim and all it promises: wealth, security and freedom. A husband is just a necessary inconvenience and a name on paper to hold the claim she cannot.

Shadow isn't a man to take orders from anyone, especially from lovely Fei—except that the daily friction between them ignites into nightly blazes of all-consuming passion. Soon Shadow is dreaming a little himself: of the life they could have if only Fei could see past the lure of independence. If only bounty hunters weren't closing in on him. If only he's left standing when the impending showdown has ended….


Slade - The Shadow Wranglers

Slade
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425241394
  • Release: 2011-12-06
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Western
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Slade needs a cure, but what he finds is a savior in the latest paranormal romance from the national bestselling author.

As the backbone of The Renegades' defense, vampire technological genius Slade Johnson hasn't met a problem he couldn't solve. But when Slade is tasked with saving the life of his nephew, he must get in bed with the one woman who has the power to destroy them all: his enemy...his mate.


Jace - 3rd in the Shadow Wrangler series

Jace
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425240892
  • Release: 2011-05-03
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Western
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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He had one need.
She had one hope.
Together they have one chance...


Vampire Jace Johnson was not a family man until he met Miri. But their forbidden relationship ended when she disappeared. After a year of searching, Jace finds Miri in a Sanctuary enclave.

After a year of cruel experimentation by the Sanctuary on her werewolf form, Miri is no longer the passionate wife Jace remembers. She only lives to rescue the daughter Jace never knew they had.

Now, they must overcome the tragedy of their pasts if they are to reclaim the future they both desire...


Reaper's Justice - The Shadow Reapers, #1

Reaper's Justice
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425236680
  • Release: 2011-02-01
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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An exciting new paranormal historical romance series set in post- Civil War America.

When the War Between the States came to its end, the battle inside Isaiah Jones raged on. Neither fully human nor fully wolf, he found his peace-and the passion his inner wolf craved-with Adelaide Cameron. Though their union was forbidden by the werewolf soldiers, Isaiah satisfied his urges by guarding her from afar. But when Adelaide is abducted, Isaiah must not only expose his dark nature, but invite her into the shadows with him.


Tracker's Sin

Tracker's Sin
  • 5 Stars 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780373605484
  • Release: 10/01/2010
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Spice
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Before his trade became his name, "Tracker" Ochoa was a scrawny Mestizo runaway. Now as fearsome as he once was frightened, he's joined the notorious Hell's Eight…and they have a job for him.
He must rescue kidnapped heiress Ari Blake and deliver her safely to the Hell's Eight compound—by any means necessary. Turns out that includes marrying her, if he means to escort her and her infant daughter across the Texas Territory. Tracker hadn't bargained on a wife—especially such a fair, blue-eyed beauty. But the erotic pleasures of the marriage bed more than make up for the surprise.

Tracker's well-muscled bronze skin and dark, dangerous eyes are far more exciting than any of Ari's former debutante dreams. In the light of day, though, his deep scars and brooding intensity terrify her. But he's her husband and she's at his mercy. With the frontier against them and mercenary bandits at their heels, Ari fears she'll never feel safe again.

Tracker, too, remembers what fear feels like. Though he burns to protect Ari, to keep her for himself always, he knows that money, history—and especially the truth—can tear them apart.


Conception

Conception
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419903373
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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An unwilling victim of an experiment gone wrong, mother to a child who shouldn't exist, Eden Lavery knows only one person strong enough to stand between the Coalition's fanatical quest for immortality and their threat to her daughter—Dusan Knight. Six-foot-three-inches of solid muscle, Deuce wears his power with the easy confidence that comes from six centuries of commanding the Chosen, the inspiration for vampire lore.
 
But Deuce isn't just a source of legend. He's the man she loves. The man she had ultimately betrayed.
 
From the moment Eden reenters his life, holding the miracle of a Chosen child in her arms, Deuce burns with the need to complete their joining.
Everything about Eden, from her sassy sense of humor to her delectably stacked body, was made for him. But some things are easier decided than done. Amidst a race for survival, against an enemy that cannot be destroyed for fear of extinction, Deuce must fight for the future of his people, and to convince Eden the passion between them is more than illusion. She is his Chosen mate and nothing—not her fears, the Coalition, nor death itself—will take her away from him.


Wild Instinct - Book 3-6 of the Wild Werewolves

Wild Instinct
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425227619
  • Release: 2009-12-01
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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From the author of Running Wild, another hot, sexy success.

Three desperate women, hunted and on the run, bring out the animal instincts in the males who promise them more than just rescue...

Garrett-Shunned by werewolf society because of his human blood, he's been promised pack status in return for saving three women from doom.

Daire-A powerful rogue who rejected the strict rules of werewolf society, he was resigned to never finding a mate. Then he joins forces on an unusual rescue mission, saving the woman of his dreams.

Curran-His job is simple: find the fugitive were-woman. Trapping his bounty has never been a problem, yet this time his prey is a haunting woman possessing terrible secrets-and lush sensuality.


Caleb - Book #1 in the Shadow Wrangler series

Caleb
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425230572
  • Release: October 2009
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Western
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Meet three sexy ranchers—who also happen to be vampires—in the first of a new series by the national bestselling author of Wild Instinct.

Allie always desired mysterious, sexy rancher Caleb Johnson, but he never seemed to notice her. Until the night she's attacked by a vicious animal, and rescued by a shapeshifting vampire that she almost seems to recognize: the baritone growl, the mesmerizing eyes, the inexplicable animal attraction. That's because her savior is Caleb, and now he has no choice but to bring Allie into the shadows with him—to protect her from a rival werewolf pack, and to finally reveal his true feelings for the woman he's been afraid to love.
 


Promises Reveal - PROMISE Series #4 - The Rev's Story!

Promises Reveal
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425224199
  • Release: 10/07/2008
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Dedicated artist Evie Washington isn’t the marrying kind. But when she admitted that her faceless portrait of a naked man was modeled on the devilishly handsome Reverend Brad Swanson, her family vowed to save her reputation—even if it meant taking away her hard-won freedom. Little do they realize that the preacher isn’t exactly what he seems...


Running Wild - Anthology

Running Wild
  • 5 Stars Stars
  • Number: 9780425221501
  • Release: Jun 3, 2008
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Donovan-A Protector, Donovan's directive is to bring the Pack Alpha home and nothing more. But when Donovan catches the sexy human scent of Lisa Delaney, he's hers, body and soul-and ready to risk both on an erotic desire that will shatter all boundaries.

Kelon-Kelon likes his life as the biggest, baddest Protector of his pack. He fully intends to go back to his pack after he helps Donovan out, but he never counted on the voluptuous distraction of Robin Delaney. Soft, sweet, and sexy, Robin is the one woman that can make him forget duty and make him contemplate a choice no werewolf should ever have to make.

Wyatt-In a pack where only the strong can lead, and any weakness is exploited, Wyatt can't afford to be attracted to the ever practical, completely human Heather Delaney. But with her trim body, fiery temper, and lush mouth, Heather isn't a woman a man ignores- no matter what the cost.


Mac's Law - Book one in the Unchained series.

Mac's Law
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 1-4199-0028-5
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Sarah McCarty
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Western
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Book one in the Unchained series.

Jessica Sterns has always been a good girl, doing right, dating right, following all the right rules. Now, at twenty-nine, thanks to a life change, she's got a whole lot of catching up to do, and a whole lot of bad girl to let loose. It's just a question of finding the right man.

At first glance, Mac Hollister appeared to be just that man. The tall rugged rancher practically oozed testosterone, while his indolent posture, easy confidence and raw masculinity just screamed "bad boy". The kind of man women spin dark fantasies around. The kind of man she's looking for.

The minute the honey-blonde sets her dainty foot on the sidewalk in Round The Bend, Mac knows he's in trouble. From the top of her head with its long French braid, to the tips of her toes with their delicate pink polish, this woman defines elegance. Not the kind of woman he prefers, but no amount of logic can dissuade his interest once he sees Jessie's smile. He's always been a sucker for a sense of humor. Especially when it comes packaged with a killer body and an equally killer wit.

Mac expects their affair to be short, sweet and safe, but he soon discovers that beneath that delicate image lurks a woman who can handle all the "bad boy" he can throw at her. She's everything he never expected to find, and what started out short-term soon becomes a relationship that will demand a compromise he's not sure he can make in order to keep the one woman he can't imagine living without.