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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…
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 –…
Historical Romance, Western Romance, Wild Texas Nights, Texas Lover, Texas Wildcat

Money Superstitions: Gambling in the Old West

So you want to play poker, eh?  Well, you’d best check your pocket watch, pard.  Playing cards on a Friday night, before 6 pm, is bad luck in these parts! ‘Course, if you encounter a hunchback on the way to the casino, Lady Luck might…
Wild Texas Nights, Texas Rangers, 99 cents, Sale, Texas Rangers

Texas Lover: Sexy Ranger Hides a Secret!

Researching Old West lawmen for my Wild Texas Nights series was a real hoot. I learned that Texas Rangers adhere to a VERY strict dress code: They can only wear white or gray cowboy hats. (That’s right. No black Stetsons for the good guys.) They…
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…
Historical Romance, Western Romance, Victorian Romance, Bandera County, Hell's Half Acre, Nevada, Texas Outlaw, Texas Lover, Texas Wildcat

TEXAS WILDCAT: Dating Advice from a Spitfire

Note:  Still pining for a date this weekend?  No problem.  Sheep rancher Bailey McShane, the (aptly named) TEXAS WILDCAT from my Wild Texas Nights series of Western Romances, is here to share her secrets for catching a mate!   Howdy, gals! …