Jaci Burton

Connected Books

I don't typically write single, stand alone books. I don't think I have it in me to do it. I've tried to write a book with just two characters in it, but I often fail, dragging in brothers or sisters or best friends who bonk me on the head demanding their own stories, thus resulting in a series of three or four or five books, sometimes more. There's just something about a family of books that appeals to me. I love revisiting characters, love having a secondary character pummel me incessantly about when he or she is going to get their own story. (Okay, maybe I don't love that part so much.)

Below are lists of books in order of series as well as character lists within each book. The list will be updated as new books are added.

 

 

The Hope Series

» This is a series I’ve wanted to write for a long time. I live in a small town in northeast Oklahoma, and though I haven’t modeled any of my characters after people I know, I love small town life. I love the simplicity of it. I love being so remote that I can lie in my hammock at night and see every star in the sky, followed by days where you can sit in your back yard and hear the birds singing. I like knowing people are so friendly they’ll stop and help you when you need it no matter what’s going on with their own lives.

» The Hope Series is a small town contemporary romance series. Hope is a fictional small town situated in northeast Oklahoma, filled with people who love and care about each other, but also know everybody’s business. This is a family and town centric series about people who come together when times are tough, who learn to love each other despite the odds against them, and whose passion for life get them through the dark times. It’s a series about second chances at love, first loves reunited, and finding love when and where you least expect it.

» Welcome to fervent dreams, fiery passions and love everlasting.

» Welcome to Hope, Oklahoma.

 

The Hope Series in chronological order:

 

Hope SmoldersRead an Excerpt

Hope Smolders – July 2013
Jaci's novella from Hot Summer Nights

Main Characters: Will Griffin and Jane Kline

Will Griffin – Highway Patrolman – Best friend of Jane’s ex husband, he’s kept his distance since Jane and her ex divorced, mainly out of guilt because he didn’t do more to help Jane when her ex left her. But now he sees that Jane is devoting all her time to being a parent, and he thinks she needs to get out and have some fun. He thinks he’s the guy who can show her the way.

Jane Kline – High School Teacher – Divorced after her drug addicted ex left her and her two small children, Jane has devoted herself to the needs of her kids for the past few years. Trying to juggle job and family and making ends meet is all she can handle, until Will Griffin comes back into her life and tells her it’s time to see to her own needs again.

You'll also meet:

Ryan Kline – Jane’s eight year old son.

Tabitha Kline – Jane’s six year old daughter.

Luke McCormack – Local police officer and Will’s best friend. After a bitter divorce, Luke has vowed to never marry again. Luke is the hero in Hope Flames.

Chelsea Gardner – High school teacher and Jane’s best friend. Chelsea’s gorgeous, funny, and always there for her friends, but can never seem to find the right man.

Emma Burnett – Veterinarian, back in town after a long absence. Emma is the heroine in Hope Flames.

Charlotte – Co-owner of Bert’s restaurant.

Bert – Co-owner of Bert’s restaurant.

Anita – Waitress at Bert’s restaurant.

Sarah Smootz – Jane’s mother.

Greg Smootz – Jane’s father.

 

 

Hope FlamesRead an Excerpt

Hope Flames – January 2014
Book 1 in the Hope Series

Main Characters: Luke McCormack and Emma Burnett

Luke McCormack – Police officer – After a bitter divorce, Luke’s enjoying the single life, and has no intention of ever marrying again. Until he meets Emma, a strong, beautiful woman who’s very much a relationship kind of woman, and all wrong for him. But he can’t seem to stay away from her.

Emma Burnett – Veterinarian – Emma has her hands full with her newly opened veterinary clinic, and the last thing she needs in her life is a man, especially after the mistakes she made in the past. But Luke is someone she simply can’t ignore.
 
You'll also meet:

Logan McCormack – Luke’s older brother. Logan runs the L&M ranch, the family ranch, of which Luke is part owner. Logan is the hero of Hope Ignites.

Daisy – Emma’s yellow Labrador retriever.

Boomer – Luke’s police dog, a German shepherd.

Annie – Emma’s pit bull puppy.

Rachel – Receptionist at Emma’s veterinary clinic.

Leanne – Veterinary technician at Emma’s clinic.

Georgia Burnett – Emma’s mother.

Emmett Burnett – Emma’s father.

Carter Richards – Owns auto body and repair shops in Hope and surrounding communities. Friends with Luke. Former high school boyfriend of Emma’s younger sister, Molly.

Jane Kline – High school teacher and Emma’s friend. Jane is the heroine in Hope Smolders.

Will Gardner – Highway patrolman and Luke’s best friend. Will is the hero in Hope Smolders.

Ryan Kline – Jane Kline’s son.

Tabitha Kline – Jane Kline’s daughter.

 

 

Hope IgnitesRead an Excerpt

Hope Ignites – March 2014
Book 2 in the Hope Series

Main Characters: Logan McCormack and Desiree Jenkins

Logan McCormack – Rancher – A loner managing a huge ranch, Logan’s happy with his solitary life. Until young actress Desiree “Des” Jenkins shows up to film a movie. She’s brash, brutally honest, in his business all the time and he’s attracted more than he should be. She shifts his world upside down, and Logan can’t stay away from her.

Desiree “Des” Jenkins – Actress – Used to everything fake in Hollywood, Des is blown away by the reality of Logan’s world, and how vast and expansive the ranch is. She likes the quiet rancher a lot. But Logan isn’t an easy man to get to know. Good thing Des doesn’t mind a little work in her romance, because she thinks Logan is worth it.
 
You'll also meet:

Colt Stevens – Des’s co-star and one of her best friends.

Theo Winfield – The film’s director.

Martha Fleming – The ranch house manager. Also in Hope Flames.

Ben Fleming – The ranch assistant manager, and Martha’s husband. Also in Hope Flames.

Luke McCormack – Logan’s brother, and hero of Hope Flames. Also in Hope Smolders.

Emma Burnett – Veterinarian, and heroine of Hope Flames. Also in Hope Smolders.

Sebastian “Bash” Palmer – Logan’s friend.

Chelsea Gardner – High school teacher. Also in Hope Flames and Hope Smolders

Callie Simpson – Desiree and Colt’s friend from L.A.

Sarah Neufeld – Desiree and Colt’s friend from L.A.

Carter Richards – Owns auto body and repair shops in Hope and surrounding communities.

Jane Kline – High school teacher and Emma’s friend. Heroine in Hope Smolders.

Will Gardner – Highway patrolman and Luke’s best friend. Hero in Hope Smolders.

 

 

Hope BurnsRead an Excerpt

Hope Burns – Coming September 2014
Book 3 in the Hope Series

Main Characters: Carter Richards and Molly Burnett

Carter Richards – Owns and manages several auto repair shops in Hope and surrounding areas - Former boyfriend of Molly Burnett. They broke up in high school and she’s back in Hope for her sister’s wedding. Carter still has feelings for Molly and wants her to stay.

Molly Burnett – Marketing and business specialist – Hasn’t been back to Hope since high school, and wants to get out of town as soon as possible because of the unpleasant memories of her past. But she still feels the pull toward Carter. Is it enough to make her want to stay?
 
You'll also meet:

Logan McCormack – Runs the L&M ranch. Hero of Hope Ignites. Also in Hope Flames.

Luke McCormack – Hope police officer. Brother of Logan McCormack. Hero of Hope Flames. Also in Hope Smolders.

Emma Burnett – Veterinarian. Molly's sister. Heroine of Hope Flames. Also in Hope Smolders.

Georgia Burnett – Molly and Emma’s mother. Also in Hope Flames.

Emmett Burnett – Molly and Emma’s father. Also in Hope Flames.

Sebastian “Bash” Palmer – Carter’s best friend. Also in Hope Ignites.

Reid McCormack – Brother of Logan and Luke McCormack.

Chelsea Gardner – High school teacher. Also in Hope Flames and Hope Smolders, and Hope Ignites.

Martha Fleming – Ranch house manager at Logan McCormack’s ranch. Also in Hope Flames and Hope Ignites.

Ben Fleming – Ranch assistant manager at Logan McCormack’s ranch, and Martha’s husband. Also in Hope Flames and Hope Ignites.

Jane Kline Gardner – High school teacher. Heroine in Hope Smolders. Also in Hope Ignites.

Will Gardner – Highway patrolman. Hero in Hope Smolders. Also in Hope Ignites.

Samantha Reasor – Owner of the flower shop in Hope.

Megan Lee – Owner of Cups and Cupcakes bakery in Hope.


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Play by Play Series

» The Play by Play series is a steamy, sexy peek into the world of sports as seen through the Riley family. Mick Riley is a professional football player, his brother Gavin plays baseball. Their sister Jenna runs the family sports bar and doesn’t want anything to do with any guy involved with sports. Their parents are heavily involved in their lives and it’s a loving, tight knit family.

And I'm expanding the Play by Play series to include more characters beyond the Riley family. Hot, sexy, talented men who bonded together at college and remained friends beyond. I hope you're going to love these men as much as you've loved and embraced my Riley family.

» I love sports. I have mad love for football, both pro as well as college. Come Fall you’ll find me planted in front of the television on the weekends to watch the Oklahoma Sooners play on Saturday and the St. Louis Rams play on Sunday. I grew up in St. Louis so Cardinals baseball has always been a big part of my life (Cardinals football was, too, before they moved to Arizona). I still remember as a kid watching one sport on television while my dad would listen to the other sport on the radio. I’m a big fan of NASCAR racing, and world cup soccer. My older son played soccer from the time he was five years old all the way through varsity soccer in high school. While I can’t catch a ball, kick a ball or throw a ball worth a damn, I love to watch it all.

» So having the chance to write a sports series has been a dream come true for me. And what better way to showcase my love for all things sports than to write this series. Hot, sexy, determined to have it all—their successes and their failures pave the way to the biggest win of their lives—that elusive happily ever after.

» Read about the Play by Play Series over at RT Book Reviews, or keep scrolling for character guides.

 

The Play by Play Series in chronological order:

 

The Perfect PlayRead an Excerpt

The Perfect Play – February 2011
Book 1 in the Play by Play Series

Main Characters: Mick Riley and Tara Lincoln

Mick Riley – Hotshot star quarterback for the national football league's San Francisco Sabers.

Tara Lincoln – Event planner – Owns The Right Touch, plans multiple events. When she plans a party for the Sabers, that one night changes her life.

You'll also meet:

Gavin Riley – Mick's younger brother. Plays first base for the St. Louis Rivers major league baseball team. Smooth, sexy, and very, very single. Gavin is the hero in Changing The Game.

Elizabeth Darnell – Mick's and Gavin's agent. Cool, calculating, knows what she wants and how to get it. But at what cost? Elizabeth is the heroine in Changing The Game.

Nathan Lincoln – Tara's fourteen year old son. Typical teenager, but has a strong case of hero worship for Mick.

Jenna Riley – Gavin's younger sister. Runs the family bar.

Kathleen Riley – Gavin's mother.

Jimmy Riley – Gavin's father.

Irvin Stokes – Owner of the San Francisco Sabers football team.

Maggie – Tara's assistant at The Right Touch.

Ellen – Tara's assistant at The Right Touch.

Karie – Tara's assistant at The Right Touch.

 

 

Changing the GameRead an Excerpt

Changing the Game – August 2011
Book 2 in the Play by Play Series

Main Characters: Gavin Riley and Elizabeth Darnell

Gavin Riley – Mick's younger brother. Plays first base for the St. Louis Rivers major league baseball team. Smooth, sexy, and very, very single.

Elizabeth Darnell – Mick's and Gavin's agent. Cool, calculating, knows what she wants and how to get it. But at what cost?
 
You'll also meet:

Mick Riley – Hotshot star quarterback for the national football league's San Francisco Sabers. Mick's story is in The Perfect Play.

Tara Lincoln – Event planner – Owns The Right Touch, plans multiple events. When she plans a party for the Sabers, that one night changes her life. Tara's story is in The Perfect Play.

Nathan Lincoln – Tara's fourteen year old son. Typical teenager, but has a strong case of hero worship for Mick. Nathan is featured in The Perfect Play.

Jenna Riley – Gavin's younger sister. Runs the family bar. Jenna is also in The Perfect Play.

Kathleen Riley – Gavin's mother. Also featured in The Perfect Play.

Jimmy Riley – Gavin's father. Also featured in The Perfect Play.

Ty Anderson – hockey player for the St. Louis Ice professional hockey team. His agent is Elizabeth Darnell.

Dedrick Coleman – Player on the St. Louis Rivers baseball team. Married to Shawnelle. Friend of Gavin.

Shawnelle Coleman – Dedrick's wife and Elizabeth's friend.

Tommy Maloney – Player on the St. Louis Rivers baseball team. Married to Haley. Friend of Gavin.

Haley Maloney – Tommy's wife and Elizabeth's friend.

For the continuation of Gavin and Liz’s story, see Holiday Games, Play by Play Book 6.5.

 

 

Taking A ShotRead an Excerpt

Taking A Shot – March 2012
Book 3 in the Play by Play Series

Main Characters : Tyler Anderson and Jenna Riley

Tyler “Ty” Anderson – Center for the St. Louis Ice hockey team. Talented, tough, and hot as hell, Ty loves to have a good time, but doesn’t believe in love and lasting happiness. But there’s nothing he likes more than a challenge.

Jenna Riley – Manages Riley’s Bar, the family business. Tattooed, pierced and sexy, Jenna refuses to date sports jocks. After all, she gets enough sports at the bar. She has dreams of her own that don’t include sports.

You’ll Also Meet :

Mick Riley – Jenna’s brother. Also in The Perfect Play and Changing The Game

Tara Lincoln Riley – Jenna’s friend and Mick’s wife. Also in The Perfect Play and Changing The Game.

Gavin Riley – Jenna’s brother. Also in The Perfect Play and Changing The Game.

Elizabeth Darnell – Jenna’s friend and Gavin’s fiancée. Also in The Perfect Play and Changing The Game.

Cole Riley – Jenna, Mick and Gavin’s cousin. NFL football player.

Kathleen Riley – Jenna’s mother. The Perfect Play and Changing The Game.

Jimmy Riley – Jenna’s father. Also in The Perfect Play and Changing The Game.

Eddie Wolkowski – Ty’s teammate.

Victor Putinov – Ty’s teammate.

Louise Davis – Ty’s mother.

Sean Anderson – Ty’s father.

Gloria Anderson – Ty’s stepmother.

 

 

Playing To WinRead an Excerpt

Playing to Win – September 2012
Book 4 in the Play by Play Series

Main Characters : Cole Riley and Savannah Brooks

Cole Riley – Bad boy wide receiver. Loves playing football, but doesn't always play by the rules. His halo is tarnished and his career is on the line. He has attitude to spare, and a lot of sex appeal to go with it. Totally untamable.

Savannah Brooks – Image consultant who knows her job and does it well. She's up for any challenge, including a jaded football star who thinks he doesn't need help.

You’ll Also Meet :

Elizabeth Darnell Riley – Cole's agent, and friends with Savannah Brooks. Wife of Gavin Riley – Heroine in Changing The Game. Also appears in The Perfect Play and Taking a Shot.

Gavin Riley – Major League baseball player, and Cole's cousin. Elizabeth's husband. Gavin is the hero in Changing the Game. Also appears in The Perfect Play and Taking a Shot.

Mick Riley – NFL football playler, and Cole's cousin. Gavin's brother. Mick is Tara's husband, and the hero in The Perfect Play. Also appears in Changing The Game and Taking a Shot.

Tara Lincoln Riley – Event planner. Mick Riley's wife and the heroine in The Perfect Play. Tara also appears in Changing The Game and Taking a Shot.

Jack Riley – Cole's father. Brother to Jimmy Riley and uncle to Mick, Gavin and Jenna Riley.

Cara Riley – Cole's mother, and aunt to Mick, Gavin and Jenna Riley.

Alicia Riley – Cole's sister, and cousin of Mick, Gavin and Jenna Riley.

Grant Cassidy – One of Cole's teammates.

Kenny Lawton – One of Cole's teammates.

Jamarcus Davis – One of Cole's teammates.

Lon Fields – One of Cole's teammates.

 

 

Thrown By A CurveRead an Excerpt

Thrown By A Curve – March 2013
Book 5 in the Play by Play Series

Main Characters : Garrett Scott and Alicia Riley

Garrett Scott – Star pitcher for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team. An injury has forced him out of the game. He's been resistant to therapy, but the clock is ticking to opening day. Now he'll do anything to get back in, even work with tough as nails therapist Alicia Riley.

Alicia Riley – Sports medicine specialist. This is the hardest assignment of her career, working with uncooperative Garrett Scott. He might not want to listen to her, but if he wants to pitch again, he'll have to do what she says. She just hopes this isn't the end to both of their careers.

You’ll Also Meet :

Manny Magee – Coach of the Rivers.

Max – Head of Sports Medicine for the Rivers.

Phil – Team doctor for the Rivers.

Elizabeth Darnell Riley – Married to Alicia's cousin, Gavin. Elizabeth is a sports agent and the heroine in Changing The Game. Also appears in The Perfect Play, Taking a Shot and Playing to Win.

Gavin Riley – Major League baseball player, and Gavin's teammate. Elizabeth's husband. Gavin is the hero in Changing the Game. Also appears in The Perfect Play, Taking a Shot and Playing to Win.

Gray Preston – Garrett's friend and former college roommate. Gray is the hero in One Sweet Ride.

Trevor Shay – Garrett's friend and former college roommate.

Drew Hogan – Garrett's friend and former college roommate.

Victoria Baldwin – Garrett's agent.

 

 

One Sweet RideRead an Excerpt

One Sweet Ride – June 2013
Book 6 in the Play by Play Series

Main Characters : Gray Preston and Evelyn Hill

Gray Preston – Millionaire auto racer. A self made man, despite having Preston family money. He’s estranged from his father, and determined to succeed on his own. So when Evelyn Hill enlists his aid for his father’s political campaign, he’s resistant. He wants nothing to do with politics. But Evelyn can be very persistent.

Evelyn Hill – Aide to Senator Mitchell Preston, Gray’s father. She has big political plans for Gray’s father, and for herself, and she’ll let nothing stand in her way, especially not Gray.

You’ll Also Meet :

Mitchell Preston – Gray’s father.

Loretta Preston – Gray's mother.

Carolina Preston – Gray's sister.

Ian Smart – Gray’s crew chief.

Donny Duncan – One of the drivers for Gray’s auto racing team.

Stacie – Donny's girlfriend.

Alex Reed – One of the drivers on the auto racing circuit.

Cal McClusky – One of the drivers on the auto racing circuit.

Bill Briscoe – Gray’s former dorm parent from college.

Ginger Briscoe – Gray’s former dorm parent from college.

Haven Briscoe – Bill and Ginger’s daughter.

Trevor Shay – Gray’s former college roommate and one of his best friends.

Drew Hogan – Gray’s former college roommate and one of his best friends.

Craig Reynolds – One of Gray’s friends from college.

Miranda Reynolds – Craig's wife.

 

 

Holiday GamesRead an Excerpt

Holiday Games – November 2013
Book 6.5 in the Play by Play Series

Main Characters: Gavin Riley and Elizabeth Riley
See Gavin and Elizabeth fall in love in Changing The Game.

Gavin Riley – Hotshot first baseman for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team. Married to Elizabeth Darnell Riley. He chased her down and won her heart. Now he intends to make her happy for the rest of their lives, even if she does occasionally make him crazy.

Elizabeth Darnell Riley – Sports agent. Married to Gavin Riley. Successful, determined to win at all costs, no matter what the challenge, including trying to have a baby.

You’ll Also Meet :

Mick Riley – Gavin’s brother. Hero of The Perfect Play. Also in Changing The Game.

Tara Lincoln Riley – Liz’s friend and Mick’s wife. Heroine of The Perfect Play. Also in Changing The Game.

Cole Riley – Gavin, Jenna, and Mick’s cousin. NFL football player.  Hero of Playing to Win.

Savannah Brooks – Image consultant. Cole’s fiancee’. Heroine of Playing to Win.

Alicia Riley – Cole’s sister. Gavin, Jenna, and Mick’s cousin. Physical therapist. Garrett’s fiancee. Heroine of Thrown By A Curve.

Garrett Scott – Pitcher for the St. Louis Traders. Hero of Thrown By A Curve. Alicia’s fiance’.

Nathan Riley – Tara’s son. Mick’s stepson. Also in The Perfect Play.

Sonja – Nathan’s girlfriend.

Kathleen Riley – Jenna’s mother. Also in The Perfect Play and Changing The Game.

Jimmy Riley – Jenna’s father. Also in The Perfect Play and Changing The Game.

Eddie Wolkowski – Ty’s teammate.

Victor Putinov – Ty’s teammate.

Louise Davis – Ty’s mother.

Sean Anderson – Ty’s father.

 

 

Melting the IceRead an Excerpt

Melting the Ice – February 2014
Book 7 in the Play by Play Series

Main Characters : Drew Hogan and Carolina Preston
See Gavin and Elizabeth fall in love in Changing The Game

Drew Hogan – Hockey player for the New York Travelers. Loves the game, loves to play, both on the ice and off. Has a past with Carolina, and not a good one. He intends to correct that.

Carolina Preston – On the cusp of launching her career as a fashion designer. Completely dedicated to her craft. Wants nothing to do with Drew, feels she made a mistake with him in college and doesn’t intend to make one again by getting involved with a man she still feels hot chemistry with.

You’ll Also Meet :

Patrick “Trick” Niemeyer – Drew’s teammate.

Stella Slovinski – A dancer, and Carolina’s best friend.

Evelyn Hill – Aide to VP Mitchell Preston, who’s Carolina’s father. Evelyn is engaged to Gray Preston. Evelyn is the heroine in One Sweet Ride.

Gray Preston – Race car driver. Carolina’s brother, one of Drew’s best friends. Gray is the hero in One Sweet Ride.

Edward – Carolina’s design assistant.

Tierra – Carolina’s design assistant.

Avery Mangino – Traveler’s goalie.

Mitchell Preston – Carolina’s father. Vice President of the United States.

Loretta Preston – Carolina’s mother.

Haven Briscoe – Daughter of Bill Briscoe, Drew’s college mentor.

Bill Briscoe – Drew’s dorm parent and college mentor.

Ginger Briscoe – Drew’s dorm parent.

 

 

Straddling the LineRead an Excerpt

Straddling the Line – July 2014
Book 8 in the Play by Play Series

Main Characters: Trevor Shay and Haven Briscoe

Trevor Shay – Plays football for the Tampa Hawks, and baseball for the St. Louis Rivers. Juggles his professional life well, but he keeps a secret about his personal life that no one knows about. He intends to keep it that way.

Haven Briscoe – Has a new career as a sports reporter, and since the death of her father she feels she’s dropped the ball on her new job. A chance at doing a career feature on Trevor Shay may change all that.

You’ll Also Meet :

Ginger Briscoe – Haven's mother.

Zane Mellon – Trevor’s half brother.

Hammond – Works for Trevor.

Warrell Timmons – Rookie tight-end for the Tampa Hawks.

Alicia Riley – Sports medicine therapist for the St. Louis Rivers. Engaged to Garrett Scott. Heroine in Thrown By A Curve.

Garrett Scott – Pitcher for the St. Louis Rivers. Engaged to Alicia Riley. College roommate of Trevor’s. Hero in Thrown By A Curve.

Elizabeth Darnell Riley – Sports agent. Married to Gavin Riley. Heroine in Changing the Game.

Gavin Riley – First basemen for the St. Louis Rivers. Married to Elizabeth Riley. Hero in Changing the Game.

 

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The Wild Riders Series

» The Wild Riders series are hot and sexy stories about a group of Harley riding bad boys who work undercover for the Federal government. They were recruited as teenagers by General Grange Lee, who took them out of bad situations and turned them into tough, honorable men. There are six men who as boys were all thrust into this situation together and forced to rely on each other. He educated them, made them stronger, and made them realize there was nothing they couldn’t achieve. Now they use the skills they learned on the streets to keep their country safe by any means possible.

» I love the Wild Riders. This has been one of my favorite series to write. Because I introduced all the guys in the first book, Riding Wild, I got a chance to really get to know them all, and couldn’t wait to write all their stories. They’ve all had rough pasts that have scarred them in some way, and if anyone is deserving of love, it’s these men. Oh, and Jessie, too, because she’s the one female Wild Rider tough enough to ride with them.

 

The Wild Riders Series in chronological order:

 

Riding WildRead an Excerpt

Riding Wild – February 2008
Book 1 in The Wild Riders Series

Main Characters: Mac Canfield and Lily West

Mac Canfield – Strong, capable, but his past collides with his former love, Lily at the worst possible time, causing him to alter his plans, which will change his future.

Lily West – Trying to make it as a private investigator, she’s sworn no man will ever be in charge of her life. When she runs into the former of love of her life and he kidnaps her, she’s swept away by circumstance and fate.

You'll also meet:

General Grange Lee – Head of the Wild Riders. Created the organization and runs roughshod over this wily group. He’s the father figure for all of them, took them all out of bad situations when they were teenagers, and turned them into the honorable, capable, hard riding federal agents they are now.

Diaz Delgado – Tough. Quiet. Honorable. He’ll be featured as the hero in Riding Temptation. He goes on assignment with Jessie, the woman who insists he stop thinking of as a little sister.

Jessie Matthews – Came to the Wild Riders as a scared teenager, brought up like a sister to all the guys. She’ll be the heroine in Riding Temptation and goes on assignment with the one Wild Rider she’s never thought of as a brother.

Spencer King – tough, arrogant, he’ll be featured in Riding On Instinct and matched with an equally tough female FBI Agent.

AJ Dunn – Fun-loving, takes nothing seriously except his job. Best friends with Pax. He’ll be featured in Riding The Night.

Paxton (Pax) Hudson – Loves to have a good time. Best friends with AJ. They share everything — EVERYTHING. He and AJ will be featured in Riding The Night.

Rick Benetti – His smoldering good looks and easy smile hide his difficult past. He’ll have to revisit that past in Riding The Edge in the Nauti and Wild anthology.

 

 

Riding TemptationRead an Excerpt

Riding Temptation – October 2008
Book 2 in The Wild Riders Series

Main Characters: Diaz Delgado and Jessie Matthews

Diaz Delgado – Tough. Quiet. Honorable. He goes on assignment with Jessie, the woman who insists she stop thinking of as a little sister.

Jessie Matthews – Came to the Wild Riders as a scared teenager, brought up like a sister to all the guys. She goes on assignment with the one Wild Rider she’s never thought of as a brother.

You'll also meet:

Spencer King – tough, arrogant, he’ll be featured in Riding On Instinct and matched with an equally tough female FBI Agent.
 
General Grange Lee – Head of the Wild Riders. Created the organization and runs roughshod over this wily group. He’s the father figure for all of them, took them all out of bad situations when they were teenagers, and turned them into the honorable, capable hard riding federal agents they are now.

Crush Daniels – Hard-riding leader of the Fists motorcycle gang, a group suspected of selling guns to survivalists. Is he a good guy or a bad guy?

 

 

Riding On InstinctRead an Excerpt

Riding On Instinct – April 2009
Book 3 in The Wild Riders Series

Main Characters: Spencer King and Shadoe Grayson

Spencer King – tough, arrogant, he’ll be featured in Riding On Instinct and matched with an equally tough female FBI Agent.

Shadoe Grayson – Rookie FBI Agent with a lot to prove to herself and to her superiors. Goes toe to toe with Spence, who doesn’t think she’s the right person for the job. She’s determined to prove him wrong.

You'll also meet:

Jessie Matthews – Came to the Wild Riders as a scared teenager, brought up like a sister to all the guys. She’s the heroine in Riding Temptation and goes on assignment with the one Wild Rider she’s never thought of as a brother.

AJ Dunn – Fun-loving, takes nothing seriously except his job. Best friends with Pax. He’ll be featured in Riding The Night.

Paxton (Pax) Hudson – Loves to have a good time. Best friends with AJ. They share everything — EVERYTHING. He and AJ will be featured in Riding The Night.

General Grange Lee – Head of the Wild Riders. Created the organization and runs roughshod over this wily group. He’s the father figure for all of them, took them all out of bad situations when they were teenagers, and turned them into the honorable, capable hard riding federal agents they are now.

 

 

Riding the Edge in Nauti and WildRead an Excerpt

Riding The Edge (in the Nauti and Wild anthology) – August 2010
Book 4 in The Wild Riders Series

Main Characters: Rick Benetti and Ava Vargas

Rick Benetti – His smoldering good looks and easy smile hide his difficult past. He’ll have to revisit that past in Riding The Edge.

Ava Vargas – Graduate student in social work, she joins her best friend in a motorcycle gang to figure out why the lifestyle appeals.
 
You'll also meet:

Bo – Rick’s cousin, head of the Hellraisers motorcycle gang and Lacey’s boyfriend.

Lacey – Ava’s best friend and Bo’s girlfriend. Formerly getting her master’s in psychology, Lacey was seduced by the biker lifestyle and dropped out.

General Grange Lee – Head of the Wild Riders. Created the organization and runs roughshod over this wily group. He’s the father figure for all of them, took them all out of bad situations when they were teenagers, and turned them into the honorable, capable hard riding federal agents they are now.

 

 

Riding the NightRead an Excerpt

Riding The Night – September 2010
Book 5 in The Wild Riders Series

Main Characters: AJ Dunn, Paxton (Pax) Hudson and Teresa Oliveri

AJ Dunn – Fun-loving, takes nothing seriously except his job. Best friends with Pax.

Paxton (Pax) Hudson – Loves to have a good time. Best friends with AJ. They share everything—EVERYTHING.

Teresa Oliveri – Bar owner and AJ Dunn’s high school girlfriend. When her brother is accused of murder, she vows to do whatever it takes to clear his name.

You'll also meet:

Joey Oliveri – Teresa’s brother, AJ’s childhood friend. Falsely accused of murder.

Russ – Joey’s right hand man in the Fists motorcycle club, and his best friend.

Larks – Joey’s counterpart—head of the Thorns motorcycle club. They frequently butt heads over territory.

Walter Rinks – Second in command in the Fists motorcycle club.

General Grange Lee – Head of the Wild Riders. Created the organization and runs roughshod over this wily group. He’s the father figure for all of them, took them all out of bad situations when they were teenagers, and turned them into the honorable, capable hard riding federal agents they are now.

 

 

Riding the NightRead an Excerpt

Riding To Sunset (in the Nautier and Wilder anthology) – April 2013
Book 6 in The Wild Riders Series

Main Characters: Jed Templeton and Elena Madison

Jed Templeton – Ex military. Worked for the FBI. The newest Wild Rider, Jed takes his assignments seriously, especially his latest, because it means everything to the General.

Elena Madison – Owns an art and jewelry gallery in Florida. Estranged from her mother. Doesn't want to get close to anyone. Until she meets Jed, who intrigues her in so many ways.

You'll also meet:

General Grange Lee – Head of the Wild Riders. Created the organization and runs roughshod over this wily group. He's the father figure for all them, took them all out of bad situations when they were teenagers, and turned them into the honorable, capable hard riding federal agents they are now.

Carla Madison – Elena's mother. Flighty, not always dependable, but Elena loves and needs her mother. Carla has ties to the Wild Riders in ways Elena doesn't understand.

Marco – Elena's gallery assistant. Always ready to help Elena out. Fiercely protective of Elena.

Pete Northram – An old military buddy of Grange's, someone the general relies on to help him out when he needs him the most.


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The Kent Brothers Series

» The Kent Brothers series is a contemporary romance series set in a small southern Missouri town. It’s about three brothers—the oldest Wyatt, middle brother Brody, and youngest Ethan, who run their family’s construction company, passed down to them by their now retired father.

» While a tight knit family, the brothers don’t always see eye-to-eye on everything. But when their backs are against the wall or one brother is in crisis, they’ll be there for each other, no matter what. The have two parents they can count on to give advice when needed.

» And when they meet the woman of their dreams, it may be a rocky road to happily-ever-after, but once they get there, it’s forever.

 

The Kent Brothers Series in chronological order:

 

All She Wants for Christmas
Naughty and Nice
The Kent Brothers TrilogyRead an Excerpt

All She Wants for Christmas – December 2010
Book 1 in The Kent Brothers Series

Main Characters: Ethan Kent and Riley Jensen

Ethan Kent – Youngest of the Kent brothers, he was in love with Riley in high school, but made a foolish mistake and lost her. With Riley back in town, he has a lot of mistakes to make up for. But his heart has always been with Riley.

Riley Jensen – She followed her heart as a teenager, but when Ethan betrayed her, she followed her dreams instead. Now she’s back and everything about Ethan has changed. Is she willing to give him a second chance?

You'll also meet:

Brody Kent – Middle Kent brother – Takes nothing seriously except his job, and also his serious attraction for Tori, Kent Construction’s office manager. Brody is the hero in The Best Thing.

Wyatt Kent – Oldest Kent brother – Quiet and brooding, he’s still wallowing in misery after his divorce. Wyatt is the hero in A Rare Gift

Tori Lewis– Kent Construction’s office manager. She’s young, but efficient and knows how to wrangle the wily Kent brothers, but battles her attraction to Brody. Tori is the heroine in The Best Thing.

Zoey Kent – Ethan’s six year old daughter. Precocious but honest and endearing, she’s a big fan of Riley’s music. Also appears in The Best Thing.

Stacy Kent – Mother to Wyatt, Brody and Ethan. Also appears in All She Wants For Christmas and The Best Thing.

Roger Kent – Father to Wyatt, Brody and Ethan.

 

 

A Rare Gift
Naughty and Nice
The Kent Brothers TrilogyRead an Excerpt

A Rare Gift – December 2011
Book 2 in The Kent Brothers Series

Main Characters: Wyatt Kent and Calliope Andrews

Wyatt Kent – Divorced and bitter about it. Oldest of the Kent brothers, he runs Kent Construction with his brothers, mostly keeps to himself and doesn’t get involved with women anymore since his bitter divorce. Until he meets the whirlwind that is Calliope, who refuses to let him drown in his bitterness and forces him to come to life again.

Calliope Andrews – Younger sister of Wyatt’s ex-wife, she had a crush on Wyatt years ago, but it’s the more mature Calliope who sees the potential in Wyatt’s sense of humor and how much he has to offer. She wants to help him let go of the past so he has a chance at a future.

You'll also meet:

Tori – Kent Construction’s office manager and one of Calliope’s best friends. Tori also has an attraction to Brody Kent she’s trying hard to deny. Also appears in All She Wants For Christmas.

Brody Kent – Ethan’s brother and partner in Kent Construction. Brody is the hero in The Best Thing. Also appears in All She Wants For Christmas.

Ethan Kent – Ethan’s brother and partner in Kent Construction. Hero of All She Wants For Christmas. Also appears in The Best Thing.

Stacy Kent – Mother of Wyatt, Brody and Ethan Kent. Also appears in All She Wants For Christmas and The Best Thing

Cassandra Kent – Ex-wife of Wyatt Kent.

 

 

The Best Thing
Naughty and Nice
The Kent Brothers TrilogyRead an Excerpt

The Best Thing – December 2012
Book 3 in The Kent Brothers Series

Main Characters: Brody Kent and Tori Lewis

Brody Kent – Middle Kent brother – Takes nothing seriously except his job, and also his serious attraction for Tori, Kent Construction's office manager.

Tori Lewis – Kent Construction's office manager. She's young, but efficient and knows how to wrangle the wily Kent brothers, but battles her attraction to Brody.

You'll also meet:

Wyatt Kent – Oldest Kent brother. Also appears in All She Wants For Christmas. Hero of A Rare Gift.

Ethan Kent - Youngest Kent brother. Also appears in A Rare Gift. Hero of All She Wants For Christmas.

Riley Jensen Kent – Ethan's wife. Zoey's mother. Heroine of All She Wants For Christmas.

Calliope Andrews Kent – Tori's best friend, and Wyatt's wife. Heroine of A Rare Gift.

Zoey Kent – Ethan's and Riley's daughter. Also appears in All She Wants For Christmas.

Stacey Kent – Mother of Wyatt, Brody and Ethan Kent. Also appears in All She Wants For Christmas and A Rare Gift.

Roger Kent – Father of Wyatt, Brody and Ethan Kent. Also appears in All She Wants For Christmas.


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