Historical Western Romance / Romantic Suspense, featuring Sadie (a Lady Pinkerton) and Cass (a charming outlaw) , who chase desperadoes and fight criminal masterminds. Titles include Shady Lady (the novella prequel, published in the #1 bestselling anthology, Pistols & Petticoats,) Devil in Texas (Book 1), Dance to the Devil’s Tune (Book 2) and Devil Plays with Fire (Book 3.) This series includes characters from both the Velvet Lies and Wild Texas Nights series of Western Romances.

Historical Western Romance, Victorian Romance, Cowboys, Texas Rangers

Bawdy Songs for a Sassy Siren

Schlock.  That’s what my high school English teacher called my best attempts at poetry when I was enrolled in his Creative Writing class. But the joke’s on Mr. Snooty, ‘cause nowadays, I’m a bestselling author, who writes bawdy rhymes…
Western Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Americana Romance, Victorian Romance

Hot Blooded Gunslinger Meets His Match!

When I set out to write my Lady Pinkerton character, Sadie Michelson, I wanted her to be a kick-butt heroine that would make women cheer. I cut my teeth on action-adventure movies as a kid, and I wanted to write a female, who could be a “John…
Historical Romance, Western Romance, American Romance, His Wicked Dream
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Miracles: They Really Do Happen!

Do you stop to recognize the miracles in your life? So many of us have been brainwashed to believe that the term, “miraculous,” can only be applied to giant earth-shaking events, like winning the lottery or discovering a cure for cancer. …
Romantic Suspense, Western Romance, Historical Romance, Victorian Romance, Historical Romance, American West, Old West, Kentucky, Texas

She's on the Run ~ from her Heart!

Author's Note:  DEVIL PLAYS WITH FIRE opens approximately 4 months after DANCE TO THE DEVIL'S TUNE, and continues the star-crossed love affair of Cass (the outlaw-turned-lawman) and Sadie (the Pinkerton Agent.) Spring, 1884 Wearing…
Historical Western Romance, Victorian Romance, Cowboys, Texas Rangers

Riding with the Devil in Texas: Crazy Road Trip

My Texas romance-writing friends congregate in packs: we’re kind of like Lone Star(buck) Wolves. One Saturday morning, while sucking down enough caffeine and sugar to make my eyes float, a Writer Pal asked, “So where are you going to…
Historical Western Romance, Victorian Romance, Cowboys, Texas Rangers

Victorian Spy Gadgets for a Kick-Butt Pinkerton Heroine

When your job is to save the world, you can’t outwit evil masterminds without hiding a few spy gadgets in your Victorian underwear. In the immortal words of my kick-butt Lady Pinkerton, Sadie Michelson, “A garter is only good for one…
Historical Western Romance, Victorian Romance, Cowboys, Texas Rangers

Diva 2 Detective: Secret Files of a Lady Pinkerton

Scribe’s Note:  Sadie Michelson is deep undercover, sending this transmission from her latest top-secret location. Per Agent Michelson’s instructions,  I have faithfully transcribed her 10 most memorable moments from her secret files –…
Western Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Texas, Humor, Pets
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Funny Animal Sidekicks Steal Hearts

By Prince Rael the Magnificent (Transcribed by Adrienne deWolfe, aka “Minion”) Greetings, Humans! It is I, Prince Rael the Magnificent, writing on a subject that is near and dear to every (self-respecting) reader’s heart: why cats…
Historical Western Romance, Victorian Romance, Cowboys, Texas Rangers

Devil in Texas: Villain Demands His Own Romance

WANTED: The “Devil in Texas,” also known as “The Rebel Rutter;” “Eros in Spurs,” and “Lucifire” (because he’s a devil with a gun) . . .   William Cassidy wasn’t supposed to be hero material. He was a gunslinger,…
Historical Romance, Western Romance, Romantic Suspense, Lady Law and the Gunslinger, Pistols and Petticoats, Shady Lady, Barbara Ankrum

Devil in Texas: Help! I'm Stuck for an Ending!

I was in the throes of writing Devil in Texas when my muse when on vacation -- for nine months, mind you.  Seriously.  What writer doesn’t know the ending of her novel for nine FREAKING MONTHS?! “God hates me,” I whined to my favorite…