FIRST PEEK AT FIRST RIDE COWBOY COLLECTION: CHOCOLATE COWBOY by Kirsten Lynn

Chocolate Cowboy by Kirsten Lynn

 First Ride Collection

First Ride Cowboy Collection

You Never Forget Your First…

Saddle up for a sexy ride with 18 bestselling and award winning authors as they share with you their first in a series. These cowboys will claim your heart with their rough edges and raw emotions. Dust off your boots, and join us for a ride you’ll never forget.

Coming February 3rd!

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FEATURING:

Chocolate Cowboy by Kirsten Lynn

Returning to Wyoming two things surprised GySgt Jared Worrell…becoming the town chocolatier and Lucy Thomas. Coming home never tasted so sweet.

 

Forget Me Knot by Lori King

Will her vacation into the heart of cattle country turn out to be a mistake?

 

Cowboy Crazy by Em Petrova

Five brides for five brothers…at least that’s the deal the Daltons have struck with their boys. Each son must marry in order to inherit a piece of the ranch they love so much.

 

Watching Fireflies by Jaycee Ford

A cowboy who knew nothing of love. A city girl who wishes she didn’t.

 

Sweet As Candy by Sidda Lee Rain

She may be the softness to smooth his rough edges. That is…if he can convince her to give an ol’ rodeo bum a chance.

 

Lazarus by Beth Williamson

Being a Graham isn’t easy, and it’s about to get a lot harder for one stubborn lawman and the woman who still owns his heart.

 

The Heartsong Cowboy by Melissa Keir

Can two people, one horse and the power of love cure a little girl?

 

Gimme Some Sugar by Stephanie Berget

She’s is a genius with cupcakes and croissants. He needs a ranch cook to whip up beef, beans and bacon. Love never tasted so good.

 

Her Fated Cowboy by Donna Michaels

Thrown back into the path of her first love, she finds hers is not the only heart fate has damaged.

 

Cowboy Proud by D’Ann Lindun

She left town to chase her dreams…he stayed and ignored his…can they find love again?

 

Davis: Letters of Fate by Paty Jager

A marriage of convenience ignites into a steamy romance and brings two strong wills together.

 

Make Mine a Cowboy by Sandy Lea Sullivan

She writes fantasy cowboys for a living…but she never expected to find her own on the back roads of Hill Country, Texas.

 

Montana Bachelor by Hildie McQueen

Rich Bachelor seeks Single Female who won’t mind complications of elite society, a suspicious father and an evil ex-girlfriend…

 

Cowboys Never Fold by Lexi Post

A cowboy honors a promise by working at a nudist resort but to win the sexy owner’s heart, he must bare more than his soul.

 

River’s Edge by Gem Sivad

From gunslinger to ranch owner. He’s finding respectability a lot more dangerous than his former life of sin.

 

Under Pressure by Rhonda Lee Carver

The Stone sisters know their way with a gun, rope, three-inch heels, and a cowboy’s heart.

 

Jake: Men of Clifton by Susan Fisher Davis

He can tame the wildest stallion, but can he tame a stubborn redhead that wants nothing to do with him?

 

The Real McCoy by Sabrina York

She mistakes him for a stripper…he is happy to comply!

 

 

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Chocolate Cowboy by Kirsten Lynn
Ten Sleep Dreaming Series Book 1

15965922_741455459337748_3367492322221236861_nGySgt Jared Worrell wanted one thing—to live and die a Marine. He’s made a good start at the first and come close to the second more times than a man should. One call from his mother changes all his plans, and he’s headed back to Ten Sleep, Wyoming. The Reserves feed his need to be a Marine, but what does a man do the rest of the year in a town so small it doesn’t even have one stoplight? His mom has the perfect solution; Jared should use another talent and become the town chocolatier. He’s just recovering from that bomb when she drops another…

Lucy Thomas fell in love with Ten Sleep when her parents fulfilled their dreams of owning their own ranch. Now Lucy is living her dream of photographing Wyoming from its landscape to its people, but she’s never really felt a part of the small town where everyone has known everyone else forever. Turning the doorknob to her friend’s house brings her face to face with a man whose arms she’d love to call home. He’s a Marine, cowboy, and chocolatier…how can a woman resist?

Coming home never tasted so sweet.

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“Claudia!” Lucy knocked and entered the cabin as was her habit. What met her at the door was not Claudia Worrell. He was what could make a woman’s panties melt with just a look. The man who stood before her with a shocked look on his face, his hand frozen in a gesture that said if she gave him two more seconds he would have opened the door and this could have played out like a normal situation, was simply magnificent. His black hair was cut high and tight, singling him out as Claudia’s Marine son, and those gray eyes she always thought stunning on Claudia passed stunning and went to breathtaking on him, but they weren’t warm and welcoming like Claudia’s.

She scanned his body. Tall and lean with corded muscle. He wasn’t all bulky, still his t-shirt and flannel shirt stretched nicely across a broad chest.

“You must be Lucy.”

His hand dropped, and he took a step back, allowing her to completely enter. Her eyes dropped down miles of denim-clad legs to stocking feet. Oh boy, she was a sucker for a man who looked hot in stocking feet.

“Are you Lucy?”

She cleared her throat and shut the door. Her face grew hot, and she had to clear her throat again before she could speak. “Yes.” That was some dialogue there, Lucy Thomas. Next time hit him with a toughie like, no or maybe.

He extended a large, tanned hand. “I’m Jared, Claudia’s son.”

Lucy took hold of his warm, rough hand and sighed. “I know.” She held up the sack in her other hand. “I brought cinnamon rolls.”

There went dazzling him with her wit. His smile grew, and he nodded to the bag. “Thanks. All we have is leftover chili for breakfast.”

“That actually sounds pretty good.” Lucy relaxed as her brain began to function again. At least she was stringing words together in a manner that made sense, and her essential tremors weren’t rattling the sack.

When he chuckled and tugged her hand with his in an effort to release his hand from her grip, she wished she had a secret amulet and could turn back time. She released his hand with an uneasy laugh.

“Sorry.”

“I’ve had worse things happen. Mom’s still getting dressed. Let’s go through to the galley.”

Lucy finally came out of her daze and handed him the sack so she could remove her coat, hat, and boots. She hurried, noticing he was waiting for her. When she kicked off her second boot, she smiled at him and led the way into the kitchen.

“Claudia said you haven’t been out of the Marines long?”

She was afraid his back might snap he stood so straight. “I am not out. I had to separate for a short time. After four months, I successfully transitioned into the Reserves. Now, I’m here.”

“Well, I’d like to welcome you home, Jared.”

“Really?” His mouth turned in a wicked smile that, instead of turning her on, flipped the switch to off. “What did you have in mind?”

Lucy felt hot all over, and a bit po’d. “Just that. Welcome home.”

“Sorry, Luce. Bad joke and worse timing.”

She didn’t know what to think of the nickname except she liked it on his lips. “I think we both need to work on our first impression skills. Me ogling you before even saying ‘hi’ might have given the wrong impression.” She stuck out her hand. “Hello, my name is Lucy Thomas, and I don’t make a habit of openly checking out every new man I meet.”

His laughter was rich and warm. He accepted her offered hand. “Hi, Lucy, I’m Jared Worrell, and I don’t make a habit of making suggestive remarks to a woman I just met, even if she ogled me first.”

With a quick handshake, the tension in the room dissipated like her breath in the cold air. “It wasn’t my intention to pry into your homecoming either. I really just wanted to thank you for your service not insult you.”

“None of that. We made a new start, and you brought food. You’re now two for two. “

She opened her mouth, but shut it as Claudia entered the room.

“Oh, I see you two have met.”

“Twice.” Jared winked at Lucy.

She ignored him and gave Claudia a quick hug. “I brought cinnamon rolls. I heard chili, though, and might steal a bowl if there’s some left.

“Plenty.” He grabbed a covered dish out of the refrigerator. “I’ll give you fair warning, I might have just made the world’s first eight alarm chili last night.”

“You made it?” Lucy brought down two plates and a bowl. She handed a plate to Claudia.

“Yes, ma’am. I’m a man of many talents.”

“One being chocolates.” Claudia rummaged in the bakery’s sack for a large roll.

“Chocolates?”

He winced. “Yeah, Mom’s trying to turn me into a chocolatier.”

“You already are one.”

Loading up her bowl with chili that, just by the smell, let Lucy know he wasn’t kidding about the spice, he met her gaze, one side of his mouth lifted in a half smile. “What do you think?”

For some reason, she was honored he asked her. “I think I’d have to try some of the chocolates first…you know…just to make sure.”

Claudia reached into a box on the table and handed her a truffle. Lucy took a bite and almost passed out from pleasure as the perfect taste of fresh strawberry and dark chocolate hit her taste buds. She’d never tasted a strawberry ganache that wasn’t too sweet, but this one tasted exactly like biting into a strawberry. When she opened her eyes it was to find two sets of gray eyes staring at her.

“Good, huh?” Claudia’s smile was huge.

Lucy nodded and turned her attention to Jared. “The best of the best.”

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Copyright © Kirsten Lynn 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

About the Author

Kirsten Lynn is a Western and Military Historian. She worked six years with a Navy non-profit and continues to contract with the Marine Corps History Division for certain projects. Making her home where her roots were sewn in Wyoming, Kirsten also works as a local historian. She loves to use the history she has learned and add it to a great love story. She writes stories about men of uncommon valor…women with undaunted courage…love of unwavering devotion …and romance with unending sizzle. When she’s not writing, she finds inspiration in day trips through the Bighorn Mountains, binge reading and watching sappy old movies, or sappy new movies. Housework can always wait.

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THE MARINES HAVE LANDED! MARINE RAIDERS AND MY NEW SERIES!

Howdy! I am so excited about my new 4 MARINES FOR HISTORY series. This series is special to me because it led me to what I need to be writing and that’s Marines. It also led me to firefighters, but that’s another story. So, while there are only four stories in this series, there will be many more Marine Raiders to come from my computer. But for now, I’m thrilled to bring you Travis, Dirk, Logan, and Sam! H

Here’s a brief look at MARSOC versus Force Recon and a look at the first three in the new series.

I’m giving away an e-copy of each of the first three books. For a chance to win all you have to do is comment with your name and which e-book you would like if you won. 

For many years the Marine Corps was not a part of SOCOM (Special Operations Command), choosing to keep all factions of the Marines under Marine command.  After 9/11, and the U.S. sent troops into Afghanistan and Iraq, more irregular warriors were needed for the campaigns in those areas of operation. By 2006, the Marines were prepared to stand up a special operations command, MARSOC (Marine Special Operations Command).

Immediately, MARSOC Marines adopted the famed WWII Raider insignia. It took until 2014 for the name Raider to be officially adopted by MARSOC.

Now, because they are a relatively new command, some confuse their mission with the Force Recon.  Raiders and Recon are not the same. When the initial MARSOC was stood up, they pulled from both Recon Companies since these were the Marines with the capabilities necessary to quickly fill this role. However, Force Recon has since recovered and is completing its mission within the Corps.

Raiders are the Marines’ Special Operations capable command. They operate under SOCOM, like the Navy SEALs and Army Special Forces, conducting irregular warfare and training allied commands in the same.  A “small lethal expeditionary teams for global special operations. With tight-knit teams of agile and adaptable operators.”  

Recon operates under MAGTF (Marine Air-Ground Task Force)  within the Marine Corps. They conduct missions in support of conventional operations.

Only in recent months have the Raiders adopted a brand new insignia honoring the past, present, and future Raiders.

 

CherryPicked72UsethisSophie Day never complains, is never unhappy, and always has a smile… At least that’s what the people of Bigfork, Montana see. When she gave up her dreams to take over her grandparents’ cherry orchard, she was determined to make the best life she could and do it on her own, and she has. But when her friend hires 4 MARINES FOR HISTORY to restore a historic inn, Sophie sees the one person she’d love to lean on, Travis McCabe.

Gunnery Sergeant Travis McCabe and his fellow Marine Raiders have returned to Montana after years serving their country. They’re ready for a new life in historic preservation and restoration and continuing to serve as hotshot firefighters. Their first job restoring an old inn brings him near the Happy Day Orchard and even closer to the owner, Sophie Day. Sophie’s, I can do it all on my own attitude clashes with Travis’ white knight personality. What he doesn’t want to admit is he might need rescued, too.

When threats to Sophie and her orchard heat up, Sophie and Travis will both have to let down their guards and ask for help, or risk losing each other.

You can’t run from love when you’ve been cherry picked…

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CherryHot72A horrific tragedy has kept Missoula Smokejumper, Jessie Brynn withdrawing from the world at the inn she inherited from her grandparents. The terror also has her retreating from Dirk Tanner the one man who could bring more than the old inn back to life, but could bring reach through the embers and touch her charred heart. The problem… he’d make her face her demons first, and Jessie’s not ready for that war. When it comes to the choice of facing her past, or losing Dirk, she might just find the inner fire she believed gone forever.

Marine Raider Dirk Tanner has faced numerous tours in war zones around the world, he never dreamed he’d face his toughest battle after returning home to Montana. But he’ll give everything he has to pull Jessie Brynn from the ashes of the past and into a future with him. He and his fellow Raiders built their company 4 MARINES FOR HISTORY to preserve and restore buildings, but Dirk’s heart has a greater mission… help Jessie rebuild her life.
As the fire season rages around them, Dirk and Jessie fight for the chance to build a life together, but will their common enemy, fire, tear them apart forever.

When love flares during a Montana summer things turn Cherry Hot…

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JOINING FORCES FOR JESSIE takes place at the end of CHERRY HOT, before the last two chapters. It can definitely be read as a standalone, but if you want to attend Dirk and Jessie’s wedding you’ll have to read CHERRY HOT.  :)

JoiningForcesForJessie72usethisoneAfter years of war as a Marine Corps Raider, Dirk Tanner has found peace. He and his fellow Marines have a thriving business, and after going through hell he and the woman he adores walked through the flames stronger than ever. His fiancée, Jessie’s inn just needs a kick start. He calls on Special Operations friends, Hunter “Cookie” Knox and Beckett “Coach” Ralston, to bring their families and spend their leave time in the beauty of Montana.

Jessie Brynn is alive after she believed her soul died two years ago on a mountain in Montana. She’s engaged to a man who knows how to keep her fire burning, and she’s accepted her calling as a smokejumper. With her first guests arriving, life is right on track.

Somewhere in the wilderness an enemy seeks revenge. They don’t just want to see Jessie dead…they want to watch her burn.

As a firestorm rips through the mountains, MARSOC, SEALs, and Delta Force will have to join forces for Jessie.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and for your interest in the 4 MARINES FOR HISTORY!  I’m currently working on Logan’s story and loving it!  Both Logan’s and Sam’s stories will be out in early 2017!

 

 

 

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AUTUMN HARVEST AUTHOR HOP: BLAZING A TRAIL!

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**UPDATE** WINNERS OF AN E-BOOK OF MINE OF THEIR CHOICE ARE

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Congratulations and thanks to everyone who stopped by!!

Welcome to the Autumn Harvest Hop for the boxed set HEARTS ABLAZE! Stay tuned for a chance to win a choice of one of my books!  But first…

HERE’S HOW TO HOP!

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1) Elizabeth Rose                  

2) Amanda McIntyre

3) Rose Gordon                     

4) Ciara Knight

5) Kathleen Ball                    

6) Kirsten Lynn (You are here)

7) Hildie McQueen              

8) E.E. Burke

***CONTEST***

Below is an inspiration image for Kyle Allaway, the hero in RIDIN FOR A FALL. Kyle is a superior horseman, the only person who might be a little better is the woman who’s owned his heart since childhood, Lena.  Both know how to stay in the saddle, but when the heart is on the line, they might be RIDIN’ FOR A FALL!

Now, I want to see a cowboy who inspires you!  Post a picture, or tell me about a cowboy who’s inspired you and I’ll draw TWO names for an e-book copy of any of my books! 

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TEASER TUESDAY- IRON COWGIRL

Here’s a peek at IRON COWGIRL that will be releasing later this week!  IRON COWGIRL  is book two in the TEN SLEEP DREAMING series!

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Michal sat at a corner table and released a deep breath after swallowing a drink of Outlaw Amber. She had a beer maybe twice a month, and the week she’d put in called for a one of those times to be that night. The Friday night local band playing at the Ten Sleep Brewery was playing some of the older country tunes, and the music from outside where the band played on the unique stage of the flatbed of the 1950s era truck floated over her as she chose a seat inside. She allowed herself the slightest smile at the twang of a Mark Chestnut classic, “Ol’ Country”. Only in her mind, instead of a country boy and city girl meeting up for a weekend tryst, it was a Wyoming gal and a very well put together city Marine getting together to set the sheets on fire.

“Hey, Michal. You savin’ this chair for me?”

The well put together Marine she’d been dreaming about slid into the chair opposite her wooden booth bench and winked before she could say yes or no. Michal rolled her eyes and sighed. She shouldn’t have let her fantasies run loose; somehow they’d conjured the subject of most of them since she’d spent the Fourth of July between his strong legs, his arms wrapped around her. He’d declared his intention to marry her when he bit into one of the chocolate chip cookies she’d brought. Instinct told her he was only half teasing.

“Guess so.” Why she said that and not ‘go to hell’ she could only blame on the lack of desire to fight and the memory of his hand caressing her arm. She just wanted to relax, but at the moment, there wasn’t a relaxed muscle in her body.

He leaned forward, and long blond eyelashes shielded the dark blue of his narrowed gaze. “You look beautiful tonight.”

Her gaze dropped to the plain blue v-neck t-shirt top and her jeans. Plain brown boots finished the outfit.

“Not your clothes, woman, you.”

Michal kept her gaze lowered, hoping to hide how much his words hit right to her heart. “Kind of forward, City, for just one night watching fireworks.”

“But not too early for nicknames. Okay, Lucky Charms.”

She frowned and met his gaze so he could clearly see her displeasure. “What the hell does that mean?”

He tipped his beer mug toward her chest where her horseshoe necklace rested. “Horseshoes, Irish heritage, makes sense. That’s how we do it in the Corps.” He leaned in closer, and his mouth curved in a wicked smile. “And I bet you are magically delicious.”

Michal took a drink of the amber brew to hide her pleasure in the name. “Aren’t you supposed to be with Jared and Lucy?”

“They’re out on a date, and her parents are watching Eli. I saw the big “BEER” sign like a beacon welcoming me home.”

She laughed despite the silent vow she’d made that Nick wouldn’t get to her.

“You wanna dance?”

“Ummm?”

“Come on, Lucky Charms, I’m not on one knee; I’m just asking for a dance.”

He stood and held out a hand. Michal placed her hand in his and smiled as his large, calloused hand swallowed hers. He gave a tug, bringing her up. He didn’t let her hand go as he led her outside to an area cleared for dancing. He tugged her close, and she almost groaned as the band covered Doug Stone’s, “A Different Light”. It was a favorite of hers—the part of her wishing a man would see beyond the tough farrier to the woman who needed to be held just as Nick was holding her at that moment.

She roped his neck with her arms and pressed close as he rested his hands on her hips, and they moved to music. She would enjoy this dance and this man holding her for the almost four minutes of the song. After the song, she’d point out a few of the women Lucy’s age, or Jared’s age. Nick must be about thirty-five like Jared since they were the same rank.

He pulled her closer, and she felt all those iron muscles brushing against her. And when she inhaled deeply, his spicy scent acted like a drug, drawing her closer and leaving her aching for more. The night air was heavy, and the music swallowed them. They were in a darkened area, leaving Michal feeling like they were in their own world. He brushed a kiss on her forehead; Michal lifted her gaze to meet his, and her lips parted, inviting him to taste her.

The last note played, and Michal broke from his arms. “I’ve gotta go. Thanks for the dance.”

Old Country by Mark Chesnutt

Differnt Light by Doug Stone

Copyright 2016 Kirsten Lynn

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to 5 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.

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WHOO-HOO!! CHOCOLATE DAY/CHOCOLATE COWBOY GIVEAWAY!

UPDATE:  GIVEAWAY CLOSED! ALL WHO COMMENTED WON! THANKS FOR STOPPING BY
I just found out it’s Chocolate Day!! So to celebrate I’m giving away THREE e-copies of CHOCOLATE COWBOY! All you have to do is tell me your favorite chocolate treat in the comments below to be entered to win! Go forth and enter!
 
Winners will be chosen by random selector Friday, July 8th!
Chocolate cowboys work for me!
ChocolateCowboy72GySgt Jared Worrell wanted one thing—to live and die a Marine. He’s made a good start at the first and come close to the second more times than a man should. One call from his mother changes all his plans, and he’s headed back to Ten Sleep, Wyoming. The Reserves feed his need to be a Marine, but what does a man do the rest of the year in a town so small it doesn’t even have one stoplight? His mom has the perfect solution; Jared should use another talent and become the town chocolatier. He’s just recovering from that bomb when she drops another…Lucy Thomas fell in love with Ten Sleep when her parents fulfilled their dreams of owning their own ranch. Now Lucy is living her dream of photographing Wyoming from its landscape to its people, but she’s never really felt a part of the small town where everyone has known everyone else forever. Turning the doorknob to her friend’s house brings her face to face with a man whose arms she’d love to call home. He’s a Marine, cowboy, and chocolatier…how can a woman resist?

Coming home never tasted so sweet.

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CHOCOLATE COWBOY SWEET GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!

First, I would like to thank all for stopping by and asking questions!!  You all made this a fun contest and I hope you had a bit of fun, too.  Now to the reveal all those who won a prize. After putting all names into a random name picker…

Kristin Le Ve’ –Winner of the $25 GC to the Meeteetse Chocolatier

Tabatha — Swag package

Renee York — e-copy of CHOCOLATE COWBOY

Nancy Johnson — e-copy of CHOCOLATE COWBOY

I’ll be emailing each of you, so please make sure you look for an email from kirsten@kirstenlynnwildwest.com

Thanks again to all!! And CHOCOLATE COWBOY IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND B&N  for 99 Cents for a limited time!!!! IT WILL BE AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE MONDAY MAY 2ND!! 

Meet Jared and Lucy and spend some time in Ten Sleep!

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CHOCOLATE COWBOY!!! SWEET GIVEAWAY!

If you LOVE Marines, Cowboys, and Chocolate you are in right place!! In honor of the April release of CHOCOLATE COWBOY, I’m giving away a $25 gift certificate to the real chocolate cowboy in Wyoming!!

CONTEST WILL END FRIDAY APRIL 29TH!!

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First, here’s the blurb to CHOCOLATE COWBOY:

GySgt Jared Worrell wanted one thing—to live and die a Marine. He’s made a good start at the first and come close to the second more times than a man should. One call from his mother changes all his plans, and he’s headed back to Ten Sleep, Wyoming. The Reserves feed his need to be a Marine, but what does a man do the rest of the year in a town so small it doesn’t even have one stoplight? His mom has the perfect solution; Jared should use another talent and become the town chocolatier. He’s just recovering from that bomb when she drops another…

Lucy Thomas fell in love with Ten Sleep when her parents fulfilled their dreams of owning their own ranch. Now Lucy is living her dream of photographing Wyoming from its landscape to its people, but she’s never really felt a part of the small town where everyone has known everyone else forever. Turning the doorknob to her friend’s house brings her face to face with a man whose arms she’d love to call home. He’s a Marine, cowboy, and chocolatier…how can a woman resist?

Coming home never tasted so sweet.

You can Pre-Order it through iBooks today! Click on the cover!

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This is one of those stories that I started writing just for fun and it became such a part of my heart. Jared and Lucy helped me through some rough times and made me smile when I didn’t think I could. Honestly, for a writer I haven’t found words to describe how special this story is to me.  I hope they’ll find a place in your hearts, too.

Now, how to win that chocolate and other prizes!  All you have to do is ask me a question. You can ask me about Wyoming, Marines, cowboys, my writing process, upcoming books, or already released stories.

PRIZES:
Grand Prize:  $25 GC to Meeteetse Chocolatier

– A dog tag USB port for A&G: Branded by the Navy series and other swag

– An e-copy of CHOCOLATE COWBOY

–An e-copy of CHOCOLATE COWBOY

So, that will be FOUR names drawn!!

 

50 BRIDES FOR 50 STATES!! A PROJECT THAT’S HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

Did you hear the news?! Forty-five authors came together to write 50 mail-order bride stories taking place in all 50 states (although a few were territories at the time). I’m so proud and excited to be a part of this!!

 

A common prequel is now available and will start each story. The year is 1890 and a textile mill in Massachusetts has burned to the ground leaving the women who worked there without employment or prospects. But hope springs eternal with an idea for many of the single women to become mail-order brides.

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Another exciting aspect of this project was many of us joined together in correspondence groups linking the stories of two to four of the women together. So, watch for name dropping and letters in each story to guide you to the various linked tales. (Here are those books attached to Gillian’s. We had the best group!)

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When are the books released? The prequel is already FREE on Amazon! Starting NOVEMBER 19th there will be a book released EVERYDAY through January 7, 2016! Many of the stories are already up for pre-order! Check them out on: http://www.newwesternromance.com/!

Additionally, many of the authors will have their stories in KU!

Is there an order to read the stories?

After the prequel, there is no set order to the books. Read away and enjoy!

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The heat level for all the stories is PG!

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There is also a Sooper Prize!

Beginning November 19th, readers may share the book of the day from the Facebook page and be entered into a Grand Prize drawing. At the end of the release period (January 7, 2016), a Kindle will be given away along with one ebook from each author’s list of books. So, on November 19th start sharing to win! NOTE: the books on the Kindle will not be the American Mail-Order Brides Series books.

To find out more about the series and to see all the gorgeous covers visit:

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My story, GILLIAN: BRIDE OF MAINE will release December 11th! But it is up for Pre-Order right now!!  GILLIAN: BRIDE OF MAINE PRE-ORDER

Gillian Darrow fled her father’s house in Maine before he could put his evil plans into action. Now the actions of another unscrupulous man have left her without employment and few prospects. Following in the footsteps of other women from the factory, Gillian decides to become a mail-order bride. The advertisement from a lighthouse keeper in Maine catches her eye, and Rhys Chermont’s letters catch her heart. She hopes the lighthouse keeper can guide her home.
There’s only one problem…Rhys Chermont never posted an advertisement for a wife and never wrote any letters to Gillian Darrow.
The last thing Rhys Chermont wants is another wife. While life at Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse keeps Rhys busy, he has to admit it would be nice to have a helpmate. The solitary life of a lighthouse keeper drove his first wife into the arms of a wealthy shipbuilder and led to a scandalous divorce. Luckily, for Rhys other forces are at play during the Christmas of 1890, and in Gillian he just might find the light that leads him home.

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EXCERPT OF AIR I BREATHE! WHEN IT’S TIME TO CHECKOUT!

When it’s time to checkout a SEAL doesn’t need his doctor’s permission…just a few good teammates will do.  This excerpt is from a chapter when Jack and the guys have decided their Corpsman, Doc Reyes, has spent enough time in the psych ward. Why was he there? You’ll have to read THE AIR I BREATHE!

AIR ON AMAZON

AIR AT BARNES &NOBLE

AIR ON ITUNES

AIR ON KOBO

The list of Jack’s squad from Team Two, 7th Platoon is after the excerpt!

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“About time.” Reyes accused when Jack and Walls swung down from the ceiling.
“Yeah, and I can leave your Mexican ass in here.” Jack ground out through clenched teeth as his feet hit floor, and a sharp pain shot through his hip.
With greetings issued and received, Jack dug under his jacket and tossed Reyes camo and a t-shirt. The corpsman changed out of the blue and white pajamas.
“I noticed we weren’t the first up in the ceiling.”
Reyes smiled. “Naw, tried a few times, but the nurse on station is good at her job. She never left her post long enough for me to get out.”
“Well, Shakespeare is taking care of that. Believe me she’s only thinking of one thing with the bullshit he’s spreading.”
“What was that he was spouting?” Walls shook his head in disgust.
“I don’t know, sounded like Midsummer Night’s Dream, but ten for nothin’ he’ll be getting laid tonight.”
Jack gave Reyes then Walls a boost up. Both men reached down and took a hand pulling him up into the ceiling. “You need to cut back on the rice, Cowboy.”
Walls replaced the ceiling tile. Jack didn’t even waste a scowl on the doc; it wouldn’t intimidate the man. “Keep talkin’ brother, and I will suggest a lobotomy. Might actually improve things.”
“Asshole.”
Jack smiled. “Just keep your eyes on mine, and let’s get out of here.”
All teasing and talk stopped as the three SEALs backtracked through the maze Walls scoped out that afternoon. Jack led them to the rendezvous spot over a doctor’s office. Chermont had been standing watch making sure the doctor didn’t come back, and if he did, he didn’t wake up for a couple hours. He met them and the three men formed a perimeter around Reyes. They walked casually down the halls and past the nurse’s post. Jack shared a nod with Shakespeare as he launched into another sonnet.
They kept to the shadows once outside, Shakespeare joining them and bringing up the rear. Each man jumped into the jeep Bill had kept hot and the chief drove off whistling. The shitstorm would come in the morning when Reyes was found missing, but Jack would take on the CO. No one caged one of his men; he didn’t care what kind of hell the corpsman wrought on RVN.

Copyright 2015 Kirsten Lynn
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THE MEMBERS OF JACK’S ORIGINAL SQUAD:
LTJG Jack “Cowboy” Kerr- Commander of Team Two, 7th Platoon
ENS Erik “Wizard” Walls
CPO Bill “Hunter” Hayden
HM1 Gabriel “Doc or Angel” Gabe Reyes
STG2 Caleb “Frenchy” Chermont
GM2 Wes “Shakespeare” Stone
To learn more about these men, where they got their nicknames, and other SEALs and support, you’ll have to read AIR I BREATHE! :)

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