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Holiday Romance

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A Christmas in Montana (Book 1 Embers on Ice) on Amazon

New Adult Holiday Romance
Heat Level: 3

Orion McNalley has a heart the size of Texas—and a temper to match.
Christmas is quickly approaching. Orion’s sleepy Montana town is bustling with returning family, vacationing students, and several unexpected visitors: a friend on the rebound, Orion’s volatile ex, and a handsome silver-eyed stranger.

Years in service and living alone have made Matt Jefferson one callous man. When a surprise letter arrives from his mother, it leads him deep into a snowy world of holiday magic and Irish fire that threaten to crack his shell.

Will the spirit of the season bring them together?
Or will the secrets they hold inside keep them apart?

Extended synopsis:

Orion knows the dire consequences of pushing the body’s limits all-too-well. The daughter of a fitness legend and social butterfly, Orion lives in her father’s withering shadow, carrying the weight of a secretly broken man on her shoulders. Unable to leave her father’s side to pursue a life for herself, she remains isolated in the mountains of her Montana hometown. When her vacation plans crumble and the streets fill with others’ Christmas cheer, she’s surprised with a visit from her suddenly-infatuated best friend and the unwelcome appearance of her ex.

But, it’s the pair of brooding, silver eyes on an equally intimidating stranger that makes every breath truly bittersweet, tempting her to bend the rules that have kept her broken heart safe.

It’s been a long time since Matt felt a connection to anyone. Will Orion find the trust she’s looking for and expose him to her darkest secret in time to save them both? Or, will Matt’s past catch up with him before she has the chance?

Filled with holiday humor, tempers, sweet romance, and lots of food, Orion and Matt rediscover what it means to have hope, faith, love, joy, and a belief in something greater than themselves.

Some language and violence.


Wildfire, Book 2 of Embers on Ice

Orion’s fighting back, but at what cost?

As Matt and Orion’s love grows, so does the trouble brewing in their little Montana town. Orion’s insufferable ex has left, but not without one final warning: a bullet stashed in her coat pocket, stamped with a B.

Matt, her new interest, says he’ll protect her. But Matt doesn’t know what Boone is capable of. With Orion’s summer fire season approaching and Matt headed back to the city on an emergency call, Orion, alone, must face a past that doesn’t want to stay where it belongs.

While trapped as a pawn in a black market scheme, Orion uncovers the reason for the recent violent disturbances of her peaceful home in the mountains. Orion will do anything to see justice served and peace preserved. She hopes Matt can forgive her for the choices she makes.

Can Orion save Christmas from those who wish to destroy everything the season stands for?
And will Matt be able to break free of his old ways and have faith in love again?

Holiday, Romantic Suspense

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Hibiscus Christmas, Book 3 of Embers on Ice

At the height of the holiday season, Matt has one extra special, and secret, gift for Orion. But what should be a delightful surprise takes an unpredictable turn when long-lost family reappears with their own derisive agendas. Can Matt and Orion keep their fledgling love safe from the tides of a family storm?

Coming 2021.

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The Kiss That Saved Christmas (A Stand-alone Holiday Novel)

Claire’s husband passed away two years ago this Christmas, leaving her alone and in charge of a beautiful and overwhelming cabin venue in the Montana mountains. She’s low on cash, the truck won’t start, and fewer and fewer people are calling in event requests. With one last wedding scheduled for the year, Claire is desperate to make a good impression and needs the property in top shape. Every assistant has been horribly problematic and disappointing in the past, so Claire breaks her rule and hires a man. Zach is prior service, down on his luck, and shamed by the town for the actions of his youth.

Can they come together in time to make the event a success? Or will her rules and his past get in the way of love?

Publishing November 1, 2020


Cookies, Coffee, & Christmas Short Story

Emery just survived another breakup and already her mother, sister, and friends are pushing her to find a new man. Holidays fill the streets of her small mountain hometown with shopping visitors and vacationing families. A stranger at the town coffee shop catches her eye, but she can’t stay and chat. The holiday festival is tomorrow, and she has to bake cookies to sell as a fundraiser for the food bank.

Rumor spreads that their town’s iconic sawmill has been bought up by someone from the city. The official announcement will be made at the festival. No one in town wanted the property to sell, especially not Emery. It’s the last standing memory she has of her father.

Can Emery save the mill and find love?


Christmas at the Peppermint Inn Novella

Divinity wants out of her suffocating relationship. When a new man appears in her small, Idaho town, to stay at the bed and breakfast she works at, a surge of hope gives her the courage to move on. But his trip is for business, and Collin can’t stay.

With Christmas quickly approaching, Divinity takes a chance that the magic of the season will show him all of the reasons he belongs with them—with her. Except Collin has a few surprises of his own.

A short and sweet story with a few curses.


Stuck with a Cowboy for Christmas Novella

In Zoe’s rush to visit her sister’s family for the holidays before returning to work in the city, she doesn’t heed the storm warnings. Wrecking her car just outside of a small town in Wyoming, snow falling like cotton balls, she doesn’t know where to go for help. Thank goodness Chase Thornton, the nearby ranch’s ramrod, is out on patrol. Only when Zoe steps inside the warmth of the cabin does she realize how fortunate she truly is.

Chase is one handsome, single son-of-a-rancher.

But Zoe’s boss won’t stop calling to find out when she’ll be back. The roads won’t be plowed until Christmas Eve if they’re lucky. And Zoe doesn’t know the first thing about living in the country, especially not with a man who’s sworn off talking to women after his last heartbreak.

Can Chase help her survive a week on a ranch in the dead of winter?
And Can Zoe help Chase find his Christmas spirit and faith in love again?

A short and sweet holiday romance with a few curses.


I have 2 more short stories planned for 2021 along with Hibiscus Christmas. I’ve also outlined a new Christmas romance series that I’m looking forward to bringing to you in 2022. Covers to come!

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