Stand Alones

Stand Alones

Harlequin American:

 RODEO REBEL

Digital Prequel to the TEXAS RODEO BARONS continuity

June 2014

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The Barons, six tight-knit siblings—loud, daring and loyal—are about to discover that love can be as rough as the rodeo. Bestselling author Donna Alward introduces the exciting Texas Rodeo Barons series with her charming prequel novella, Rodeo Rebel.  

Back in the ring

As the first female bull rider in her circuit, Megan Robertson needs to focus. But all she can think about is her ex, Pax Lantry. Megan knew their paths would cross again—she just wasn’t prepared for the effect it would have on her. More surprising than the old heartache is the jolt of pure attraction she still feels for him.

Even after five years, Pax has never gotten over Megan. All it takes is seeing her, just once, for him to know that their connection is as strong as ever. But he’s committed to his family’s ranch and Meg has her own demanding career. It seems as if Pax and Megan have moved on, so why can’t they let each other go?
  

THE TEXAN’S BABY

Book 1 in the TEXAS RODEO BARONS continuity

June 2014

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Unexpected Consequences

As a powerful Dallas oil executive, planning is what Lizzie Baron does best. But she certainly didn’t plan on getting pregnant following one memorable night after a rodeo in Fort Worth. Now she needs to figure out how she’s going to raise a baby with a man she barely knows.

Aspiring bronc rider Chris Miller always hoped he’d see Lizzie again, though not quite like this. The pregnancy is a surprise—and so is finding out she’s a member of the powerful Baron clan—but the more Chris gets to know Lizzie, the more he realizes he wants to be with her. When Lizzie learns Chris works for a rival company, she feels betrayed. Can two perfect strangers trust each other enough to become the perfect family?

 

 

Indie Releases

 

 THE GIRL MOST LIKELY (reprint)

April 2014

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No one wants to take a risk on The Girl Most Likely To Have Fun…except the one person in the world she’d rather not ask.

 Katie Buick dreams of opening her own niche restaurant, but finding a financial backer for a reformed party girl is proving impossible. Until she makes a final desperate plea to Ric Emerson, former geek and high school friend turned successful businessman. Too bad they haven’t spoken since she humiliated him before their prom. The last thing she expects is for him to say yes, or for him to have made such a complete transformation from old friend to heartthrob. But she learned the hard way that nothing good comes from mixing business with pleasure.

 Ric knows Katie’s idea is brilliant, and with his business acumen and her work ethic, they’re sure to be a success. Building the business brings Ric and Katie closer together. Chemistry still simmers between them, blurring the lines between personal and professional despite their best intentions. Ric trusts Katie to make their business a success, but can he trust her with his heart a second time?

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DonnaAlward_AlmostAFamily_800pxALMOST A FAMILY (reprint)

September 1, 2014

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Can a four year old girl, a snowball fight and a six-year-old diamond ring finally keep Molly and Jason together?

Prominent lawyer Molly Schaeffer rearranges her life to return home and take care of her niece after a car accident leaves Molly’s sister hospitalized. Little does she know that Jason Elliot, her ex-boyfriend-turned-hot-veterinarian, is her sister’s next door neighbor.

Jason’s been burned by Molly before and has no intention of letting it happen again. He’s made his own success with a lucrative practice. But what he secretly wants is a family of his own, and he knows that a career woman like Molly is not the sort to give it to him.

Since Molly turned down his proposal six years before and left town, he’s kept his broken heart under wraps. Can they forgive each other enough to make a new start? Or is this the final goodbye they never really had?

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 Samhain Publishing

 

 BREATHE

November 2010

The first time they broke each others’ hearts. Now they have a second chance…

Doing what was expected didn’t get Anna Morelli anything but a bad marriage. Now that her life has fallen apart there’s only one place she can think of to regroup and figure out what comes next. Two Willows, the winery owned by the only man she could ever rely on. Her oldest friend. And her worst mistake.

Growing up as the poor boy didn’t stop Jace Willow from falling for Anna one hot, sultry summer. Back then, his best efforts to prove himself worthy of the Morelli standard fell just short. While it killed him to see her marry someone else, he made beating the Morellis at their own game his life’s work. And he’s excelled at it. When Anna shows up on his doorstep, their painful history pales in the face of her need for a roof over her children’s heads—and some peace.

The heat of their renewed passion is healing, but it burns away layers of hard-won emotional distance, reopening old wounds. Threatening their one last chance to rebuild their love on the shattered pieces of their broken hearts…

Warning: Full-bodied, rich bouquet with sexy overtones. Decant, breathe, and enjoy.

SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER

April 2010

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All she wants is his name on the dotted line. He’s got other ideas…

For Ella, marrying Devin had seemed like a good idea at the time. Friends since childhood and in love with him for as long as she could remember, marriage had been the next logical step. Then the real world called, and Ella’s feet had itched to get out of Backwards Gulch, Colorado. Now, with a new opportunity on the East Coast beckoning, it’s time to put her past behind her once and for all. When she sees Devin standing on a charity auction block, she decides it’s the perfect opportunity to finally get his signature on the divorce papers he never signed.

Devin’s certain about one thing when he sees Ella for the first time in twelve years—she’s not the girl he married. The way she left him still stings, and if she wants him to sign on the dotted line he’s going to make her work for it…for the full forty-eight hours she paid for. When the old attraction flares between them, the years apart disappear and resolve melts faster than high-country snow in summer.

But when Ella awakens with the same determination to get back to Denver, divorce papers in hand, she has a problem… Devin still hasn’t signed them.

Warning: Bourbon shooters, shirtless cowboys, and a hot rendezvous or two…

 

Harlequin Romance

 

 SLEIGH RIDE WITH THE RANCHER (Holiday Miracles)

November 2012

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A week before Christmas, city girl Hope McKinnon finds herself snowbound with rugged rancher and all round do-gooder Blake Nelson. What is it about this handsome, generous man that has her blood boiling and her pulse racing?

Blake knows his ranch is the last place that Hope wants to be, but somehow her presence feels so right! Hope is the first woman guarded Blake has wanted to be around for a long time. Her visit may be temporary, but he has one more night to convince her to stay….

 

 

 

 

  A FAMILY FOR THE RUGGED RANCHER

July 2011

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 Gruff rancher Luke Evans’s new live-in housekeeper comes with an unexpected addition…a small son! Emily may be pretty—and even Luke has to grudgingly admit little Sam’s quite cute—but a family is not on this die-hard bachelor’s wish list!

Luke’s plan? To spend as much time away from the house as possible. But, slowly charmed by Emily’s sunny smile and Sam’s infectious giggle, Luke begins to wonder if there might be room on his ranch—and in his heart—for a family after all…

 

 

 

PROUD RANCHER, PRECIOUS BUNDLE

February 2011

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After a hard day’s ranching, Wyatt Black wants to kick back with a cold beer. But when he steps onto his porch, he has unexpected company—his tiny abandoned niece!

Against her better judgment, Wyatt’s neighbor Elli Marchuk agrees to help him for a few days. Elli soon falls in love with baby Darcy, but it’s the child’s grouchy, gorgeous protector who’s got her head over heels….

 

 

 

HONEYMOON WITH THE RANCHER

May 2011

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Tomas Mendoza left the city behind when he retreated to a rustic Argentine ranching guesthouse after losing his fiancée. He has found peace working the land…until socialite Sophia Hollingsworth plants her stilettos in front of him and demands to stay the week.

Sophia is nursing private hurts of her own—after all, she is on her honeymoon…alone. Her bravado is a cover act to show everyone she can stand on her own two feet. Trouble is, she’s in danger of being swept away into the rancher’s arms!

 

 

 MONTANA, MISTLETOE, MARRIAGE

November 2009

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Snowbound Cowboy by Patricia Thayer
Lone wolf Boone Gifford has spent years standing on the outside. Now he’s looking at Christmas–through the window of beautiful Amelia’s home. The snow falls hard–the stranded family needs help. It’s time for the cowboy to step inside.

A Bride for Rocking H Ranch by Donna Alward

Kelley is rancher, housekeeper, doting sister to Amelia, granddaughter and aunt–and the stress of preparing the perfect Christmas at Rocking H ranch is getting to her. But distraction soon arrives in the form of delectable chef Mack Dennison….



HIRED: THE ITALIAN’S BRIDE
June 2009

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Mariella Ross has built a new life for herself at the Fiori Cascade hotel, and she isn’t going to allow the new owner’s devil-may-care attitude to disrupt her hard work! Even if Luca Fiori’s laid-back charm and infectious smile are giving her butterflies….

Luca’s showing Mari a side of life she’s almost forgotten. Overcoming her dark past won’t be easy, but with Luca by her side, Mari’s beginning to feel that anything might be possible….

 

 


FALLING FOR MR. DARK AND DANGEROUS

July 2008

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Tidy. Sensible. Safe. That’s how Maggie Taylor wants things. Until she opens the door of her tiny mountain hotel to a tall, dark and very dangerous stranger.

Nate Griffith offers a world of pleasure in his strong arms. But the lawman isn’t looking for a peaceful retreat–he has a job to do.

It scares Maggie that Nate puts himself in the line of fire every day, and so she tries her hardest to resist him. But even a heart as closed off as Maggie’s can’t stay immune for long….

 

 


THE SOLDIER’S HOMECOMING

February 2008

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A hero for his country–home to win her heart!

Jonas Kirkpatrick left town to be a soldier without ever looking back. But Shannyn saw him every day in her little girl’s green eyes….

Six years later, Jonas has come home, changed utterly from the carefree boy Shannyn once knew. Hardened by war, Jonas can’t allow himself to open his heart.

Until he discovers what he left behind–the unbreakable bond with a child he never knew existed, and the enduring love of the only woman who can make him whole again.

 

 


MARRIAGE AT CIRCLE M

October 2007

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Secrets are hard to keep in a small town…

But Grace Lundquist is determined to hide her pain. Hardworking and always cheerful, she’s the town’s sweetheart. Everybody loves her…

Grace knows that one man isn’t fooled. When Mike Gardner looks at her, she feels he can see right into her soul. But, try as she might to keep the strong, gorgeous cowboy out of her business, Grace can’t douse the spark between them…

 

 


HIRED BY THE COWBOY

May 2007

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Wanted: one contract bride!

Alexis Grayson is good at looking after herself-she’s been doing it all her life. So what if she’s alone and pregnant? She’ll cope! But gorgeous cowboy Connor Madsen seems determined to take care of her. And Alexis can help him-he needs a temporary wife; she needs somewhere to live until the baby’s born. A short-term marriage will solve all their difficulties!

As Alexis gets to know the courageous, honorable Connor, she realizes that she might have made the biggest mistake of her life. Because all this wife-for-hire wants is a marriage for real!