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Tule Author Q&A: Anne McAllister loves a classic cowboy romance!

Anne McAllister stopped by the Tule blog to discuss the fourth book in The Cowboy’s Code series, A Cowboy’s Gift!

Where did you get the inspiration for A Cowboy’s Gift

Like most inspiration, it didn’t come cut from whole cloth, as they say.  I love Christmas – and Christmas stories – and I remember well the Christmas programs we did when I was a child, so the inspiration for that part of the book came from my own memories. The footloose rodeo cowboy who became Gus was inspired by a footloose nineteen-year-old rodeo cowboy I was related to who was no more ready to settle down than a five-year-old. Even I knew that, and I was barely more than five myself at the time.  He was equal parts tough and sweet and smitten, but he had the staying power of a gnat.  About like Gus at nineteen.   He grew up to be a great guy – tough and sweet and smitten still, but eventually responsible, mature and steady as a rock.  I suspected my Gus could be that sort of guy.  Gus’s name – well, I owe that to several generations of misguided parents in my dad’s family who named their little boys the same name that Gus got.  No wonder they were all called Gus!  Mary’s willingness to be a surrogate, carrying the baby her sister couldn’t, came from a friend who did exactly that for her own sister. I was struck by what a gift she had given her sister and brother-in-law, and Mary seemed to me to be the sort of person who would be willing to give that sort of gift.

 

This is a heartwarming second chance romance. What drew you to this trope? What’s your favorite trope to write? 

I like the trope for a couple of reasons. From a writer’s standpoint, given a short format of about 50,000 words, not having to spend a lot of time on the “getting to know you” phase of a relationship is a plus. You can just sort of dive right in and let the characters deal with the issues they already have with each other.  Conflict is easier to come by because they’ve already screwed things up once!  And that the second reason, really: I think, especially when people are young, like Gus and Mary, they don’t get it right the first time, and then they have regrets.  This is a way of giving them a second chance.  Wouldn’t we all, now and then, appreciate a second chance?  I don’t know that it’s my favorite trope, but it’s fun to write because there is always conflict built in – something to build on, to straighten out, something for my characters to tackle.

 

Free White Fedora Hat Hanged during Golden Hour Stock PhotoYou’re no stranger to a classic cowboy romance. What do you think it is about these stories that have you (and readers!) coming back for more time and time again?  

Well, they’re not billionaires (usually) so for me they’re more relatable.  I understand the appeal of the billionaire hero because he can provide security (obviously he’s a success), but the cowboy does a pretty good job of that, in his own way, too.  He’s the master of Getting It Done.  Someone said the other day they loved ‘competency porn.’  Sorry, I can’t remember who it was or I’d give their books a plug. But I thought, yes, competent heroes are, down to the ground, appealing.  There’s an old western saying about a good hand being one you wanted to “ride the river with.” But the appeal goes beyond competence, of course.  A cowboy who’s a hero is an honorable man.  He’s reliable (eventually, even if not at nineteen!), trustworthy, he cares for women and children and animals, and he’s a good friend (I just  checked the Gene Autry Code of the West mug I gave my dad years ago and which I now have back – and Gene agrees).  So he’s all that – and he looks pretty damn fine in Wranglers, long-sleeved shirts, boots and chaps! 

 

Do you have any favorite Christmas or holiday traditions?   

We must have – we’ve been celebrating it as a family for a long, long time, and many things stay mostly the same, but there are usually variations on the themes of spirituality (which takes a variety of forms), and family (which gets more extended and wonderful every year)  and celebration – always.   

 

What are you currently reading? 

I’m reading Katherine Center’s The Bodyguard which is fun so far. It’s my first book by her. I’m enjoying it.  I like heroes named Jack, so that makes it even better.  I’m also reading Tangible Things by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich which complements an EdX course I’m taking from Harvard University’s online offerings. It’s about looking closely and thinking broadly and learning what tangible things can tell us about life that is not just on the surface.  One of my class assignments was to pick an item and really examine it in every way I could think of; I chose a teacup, part of a set that had been in my family for 150 years at least.  Really  contemplating it – reflecting on all the people who had used it, the people who had made it, the process of getting the raw materials, the small line of gold leaf on the cup’s rim, the transportation that brought the cup to America from England in 1892, and why it had mattered more than other things that could have come instead  – all of that made for a fascinating experience. The book calls for the same attentiveness. It’s a thought-provoking read. 

 

About the Author

Years ago someone told Anne McAllister that the recipe for happiness was a good man, a big old house, a bunch of kids and dogs, and a job you loved that allows you to read.  And write.  She totally agrees.
Now, one good man, one big old house (since traded for a slightly smaller house. Look, no attic!) a bunch of kids (and even more grandkids) and dogs (and one bionic cat) and seventy books, she’s still reading.  And writing.  And happier than ever.
Over thirty plus years Anne has written long and short contemporary romances, single titles and series, novellas and a time-travel for Harlequin Mills & Boon and for Tule Publishing. She’s had two RITA winning books and nine more RITA finalists as well as awards from Romantic Times and Midwest Fiction Writers. One of the joys of writing is that sometimes, when she can’t go back in person, she can go back in her mind and her heart and her books.

THE CHRISTMAS CLUES: Release day blog post featuring Scarlet Wilson!

Today is release day for The Christmas Clues.  I adore Christmas stories and write one every year, but this year’s has a bit of difference.  This time my story is around a pair of almost strangers who been left something mysterious in a famous writer’s will.  In order to get their potential inheritance, the author has left them a series of clues that they must solve, and in the meantime, they might fall in love!  Think of this story as something you might see on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries at this time of year.  I can always dream!


My absolute favourite thing at this time of year is Christmas tree decorations.  I’ve had a tradition since I first got published in 2011 of buying a Harrods tree decoration with the year on it.  I have quite a collection now, all in different colours.  You can see that this year’s is purple.  I also got a special decoration last year after my husband brought home a puppy in October.  Our red Labrador is called Max and I got a special red lab tree decoration last year to add to our tree.

 

 

My last favourite is the pile of books tree decoration.  I spotted in last year online, and of course, they were all sold out.  I had to phone around a number of stores until I found one which had a few in stock they could send me.

 

Post me all your pictures of your favourite tree decoration, I can’t wait to see them!

 

About the Author

Scarlet Wilson wrote her first story aged 8 and has never stopped. She’s worked in the health service for over 20 years, training as a nurse and a health visitor, and now currently works within public health. Writing romances is a dream come true for Scarlet and she’s published with Harlequin Mills and Boon, Tule Publishing and Entangled Publishing. Scarlet lives on the West Coast of Scotland with her fiancé and their two sons. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached via her website.


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Carol Marinelli’s Russian Billionaires series

   

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Jane Porter’s The Tycoon’s Forced Bride

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Heather Novak’s Love Me Dead series

   

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Amy Andrews’ Outback Heat series

 

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Megan Ryder’s Knights of Passion series

   

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THE CHRISTMAS BLUEPRINT: Release day blog post featuring Sinclair Jayne!

The first time I wrote a Christmas themed romance—The Christmas Challenge, which was part of my Montana Wilders series—I wasn’t really sure what I was doing. Jane Porter and the Tule Team had way more trust in me than I deserved at the time. I thought all I needed to do was write sweeter (at the time I was writing…spicier), include lots of snow (easy in Montana) and build up to Christmas day. 

As a mom, I’d tried to create Christmas memories and traditions with my family to imbue the season with meaning that had eluded me during my own childhood. I reasoned that a Christmas story needed to have lots of Christmassy activities to give it meaning. But after a conversation with Jane and attending her Christmas romance novel craft talk on Zoom several years ago, she said something that really stuck with me: Christmas stories are all about the emotion, the longing, the wish fulfillment of family and the warmth of coming or finding home. By dumb luck, I had sort of hit the mark with The Christmas Challenge because it was a reconciliation between twin sisters and also a homecoming both for the heroine and the hero. 

The Christmas Blueprint is my fourth Christmas story, and I feel like with each Christmas story, I find the spirit of love, giving, belonging, and embracing that I have been searching for. Like many of my stories, it involves personal transformation. The heroine, Sophia, is determined to build a life of purpose and meaning even as her parents and many people in the town still long to protect her after the devastating loss of her first responder fiancé. She loves her town of Bear Creek, Oregon and wants to keep the history and character alive even as she works to spear-head a project that she thinks will offer business opportunities for budding entrepreneurs, as well as boost tourism and community spirit. Enter the hero, Killian Flanagan (brother to the heroine in last year’s Lighting Up Christmas). He left Bear Creek after high school and has intended to stay gone, only a promise to a best friend has him returning—temporarily.

Sophia and Killian have a history—dancing around a potential romance—but the timing was never right and now there are too many memories and soon too many miles keeping them apart. Sophia is a five generation home town girl determined to make her mark, and Killian wants to build his own empire far north at a large architecture firm in Seattle. But of course they are forced to collaborate on a mixed-use plan for a recently renovated abandoned mill that is part of a larger private project. And even though they know that letting anything get personal is a mistake, they both seem unable to avoid making it. 

I rarely have an actual antagonist in any of my books. I prefer to let the hero and heroine’s emotions, history, circumstances and goals keep them apart, but in book one in my Bear Creek series, Lighting Up Christmas, I created a small town mayor with big and very personal ambitions. He had a history with both my first heroine Riley Flanagan and also with Sophia Gonzales. Both Riley and Sophia are all about win-win when they create a plan, but the mayor is all about win-lose. I am a little embarrassed to admit how much fun I had created this arrogant, entitled, glaring man. For me, I think he was a bit of a stress relief for the way politics have become rather fraught in our country, but also I found him a touch comical as well as tragic, which reminded me, that I still believe that kindness should and most often does ultimately win.

 

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I hope you enjoy reading The Christmas Blueprint. For a chance to win a signed print copy of Lighting Up Christmas, a sweet-treat themed Christmas Ornament and a $10 Starbucks gift card, subscribe to my newsletter HERE and comment below your answer to: What is your favorite Christmas romance book or Hallmark movie and why? 

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Happy Holidays and happy reading. Tule has so many amazing Christmas releases this year, and another one of our authors, Joan Kilby, has a book turned Hallmark movie Long Lost Christmas. 

 

Best,

Sinclair Jayne

 

About the Author

Sinclair Sawhney is a former journalist and middle school teacher who holds a BA in Political Science and K-8 teaching certificate from the University of California, Irvine and a MS in Education with an emphasis in teaching writing from the University of Washington. She has worked as Senior Editor with Tule Publishing for over seven years. Writing as Sinclair Jayne she’s published fifteen short contemporary romances with Tule Publishing with another four books being released in 2021. Married for over twenty-four years, she has two children, and when she isn’t writing or editing, she and her husband, Deepak, are hosting wine tastings of their pinot noir and pinot noir rose at their vineyard Roshni, which is a Hindi word for light-filled, located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Shaandaar!


CALLING ALL ANGELS: Release day blog post featuring Barbara Ankrum

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be back on the Tule Blog and thrilled to be releasing another new book today! CALLING ALL ANGELS is the third book in The Guardian Angel Chronicles. I want to call it a trilogy because this one might be the wrap up book, but you never know. Those pesky story ideas just keep coming.

The thing most people want to know when you’re a writer is: Where do you get your ideas?

Sometimes, when I’m writing stories, they do actually feel like they come from somewhere else (besides my weird brain!) and this one kind of felt like that. This series was inspired by a difficult time for all of us, a time of isolation and separation, a time that really felt like no other we’ve experienced before. I remember watching tv during the height of the pandemic and seeing the surreal images of abandoned city streets and highways. Wild animals roaming through neighborhoods. As if the human world had just…stopped. And people? They were isolated in their homes, apart from one another, feeling lost and frustrated. Of course, this triggered a lot of writerly ‘what if’s’ for me. What if this isolation went on and on? What if this was what it might feel like to be on the ‘other side’? What if angels get lonely and long for the connection they left behind?

In this third book, CALLING ALL ANGELS, there are some familiar characters if you’ve seen in the other two, but it’s a stand-alone book if you haven’t. In this one realtor Emma James has been in a bad car wreck and she’s alarmed to find herself stuck somewhere between life and death in a coma. In the in-between. She moves unseen about the real world, and meets a sexy Scottish angel named Connor, who claims he’s her Guardian there to guide her through this nightmare. CONNOR, a centuries old angel, is wrestling with his own demons, despite his position as a guardian, and drawn to Emma because of –well…it’s complicated. There’s a mystery about her car wreck and she enlists a reluctant Connor’s help in solving it before something worse can happen to her precious niece. And it seems there is a long, long history between Emma and her Guardian but it’s only one he remembers. Do you see her dilemma?

I loved this story so much and loved watching these two long lost soul mates discover each other again. This is a romance with a little mystery thrown in.  And despite the subject matter, it’s really a lot of fun. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Please let me know if you do and if you feel like leaving me a review somewhere I’ll be very grateful to hear your thoughts!

This series, starting with Every Time a Bell Rings, is under option for film with MGM, a thrill I never expected. Keep your fingers crossed that one of them makes it to the screen sometime soon.

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I have a giveaway for one lucky reader here. A $10 Amazon Gift Card and a digital copy of CALLING ALL ANGELS!  To enter, just tell me: Do you believe in angels? Heavenly or otherwise….

I’ll choose a winner randomly on Wednesday 7/20 at 5pm. Please check back to see if you’ve won!


THE WITCH’S JOURNEY: Release day blog post featuring Leigh Ann Edwards

I’m really happy to be back on the Tule blog. It’s release day for The Witch’s Journey, book three in my Witches of Time series and I’m very excited. I enjoyed writing this book so much. It was such a lot of fun. Although I never write anything but historical fantasy, much of this book has a modern-day setting and the heroine’s from the present. 

Angelique’s also a witch. Hopelessly unlucky in love, on her best-friend’s suggestion, she uses a spell to summon her perfect man. Little does she know she’ll evoke Captain Faolan Mahoney––an eighteenth century Irish pirate. Angelique originally intends to return Faolan to his time during the next full moon when her magic’s strongest. They just have to fight the powerful attraction and not fall in love in the next four weeks.

It’s not exactly your typical contemporary novel, but it was great to include modern sayings and reference television, movies, songs and technology. It’s especially funny to see Faolan’s reaction to some items or when he tries to figure out what Angelique’s talking about. Her refers to the washer as the spinning machine and calls the TV, the odd shiny black mirror. 

Angelique is equally or even more out of her element when they go back to Faolan’s time and she experiences a taste of the dangerous life in the seventeen hundreds. Being a self-proclaimed germaphobe and peace-loving humanitarian creates problems for her with both the lack of sanitation and violence. Together, Angelique and Faolan time travel to three different centuries.

I’m absolutely thrilled with this book’s cover. Although I love them all, this is my favorite of the series. Pink’s always been my signature color with purple a close second so when I saw the mock-up, I was very pleased. I also love how the designer captured several different time periods.  

I enjoyed developing the main characters, writing their amusing banter, their emotional love story and including characters from previous books in this Witches of Time series and the Irish Witch series.  Another of my favorite parts of writing The Witch’s Journey was creating a little creature called an elgnorf––part elf, gnome and dwarf. He’s Angelique’s magical guide and much like a grumpy garden gnome. He’s cranky, sarcastic and impatient, but when Angelique gives it right back to him, they eventually develop a sweet friendship.

 I’ve always loved garden gnomes. There was one left with our house when we bought it. My husband joked that was why I wanted this house. My daughter also gave me another little gnome in a plant one Mother’s Day. Although they’re friendly-looking, not like the elgnorf from my story, both of my gnomes were the inspiration for creating this amusing character.  

It brings me joy envisioning and creating these magical worlds, fantastical creatures, interesting characters and love stories. I’ve especially appreciated writing this series during the rigid restrictions during Covid. I could just get lost in my writing and escape the real world. I’m from Alberta Canada. It’s been an especially hot, dry summer here. Having a severe sun sensitivity has also allowed me time to just stay inside and write. 

This May my family experienced a tragic loss. My son-in-law passed from cancer only twelve days after a terminal diagnosis. Understandably, it’s been really tough for my daughter and grandchildren who are thirteen and sixteen. There’s never a good time to lose a parent, but the teenage years are especially hard. Even though we’re aware life has no guarantees and we never know how long we have, it’s still such a shock when it happens close to home. So many have lost loved ones due to Covid, also. It’s a stark reminder to enjoy the time we do have which is an ongoing theme for Angelique and Faolan, too. 

I’m hoping to find a better balance with my writing and homelife. I provide parttime childcare for my two younger grandchildren before and after school or overnight as my daughter works shiftwork and her husband works away. I also homeschool my eldest grandson, but still I often find myself spending more time with the characters in my books than the special people in my life. 

With my upcoming series I intend to focus on treating my writing as a job, not a full-time obsession, although I fully admit when I finished writing book four, I felt lost and really eager to begin the next series. Instead, I had a little fun starting a Christmas story set in a small town in Maine. My sister-in-law has always insisted I write a Christmas book for her. I even have ideas for making it into a series. A lot of interesting characters are just emerging…. as they so often do. 

I look forward to being here on the Tule blog again in seven weeks for the October 4th release of book four, The Witches Reckoning, the last in this series. It ties up The Witches of Time series and my original series, The Irish Witch series

Magical wishes everyone, 

Leigh Ann Edwards

 

Leigh Ann Edwards has always been fascinated by history, magic, romance, witches and Ireland which all inspired her first series, The Irish Witch Series. Growing up in a very small Manitoba town on the Canadian prairies allowed lots of time to create stories and let her imagination soar. Now writing her third series with Tule Publishing, Leigh Ann also loves reading, traveling, spending time with her four grandchildren, doing intuitive readings and reiki.

Leigh Ann lives with her husband, their two very large dogs and two cats near Edmonton Alberta, Canada.


Tule Publishing July 2021 Releases

Read more about our new releases for July!

GIVEAWAY: We will pick ONE winner to receive a digital book of their choice from the July releases. Comment down below saying which book you’re looking most forward to reading! Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. The winner will be randomly selected at the end of the month.

 

 

Texas Made by Eve Gaddy (Texas Born)

Release Date: July 1, 2021

Texas True, Book 1

When pure country meets pure city…

Rancher Marshall Walker isn’t looking for a woman—not permanently, anyway. He’s plenty busy raising beautiful Walker paint horses that are in high demand across Texas. But when his sister’s gorgeous friend arrives for an extended visit, he’s not opposed to exploring what could happen. He knows his heart is safe—Jaclyn Carson is a city girl, and he’s country through and through.

Jaclyn isn’t looking for a man, either. Owner and CEO of her own makeup company, she doesn’t have any desire to relax or slow down. With her condo under extensive renovations, she takes up her friend’s offer to stay at her family’s Texas ranch. Jaclyn’s more than a little curious to catch a glimpse of her not-so-secret college crush, and Marshall is hotter than ever. And his proposition—a steamy but very temporary affair—sounds like a fantasy come true.

What happens when two opposites fall in love? Can they meet in the middle or will they go their separate ways, even if it means breaking their hearts?


Leashed by Katja Desjarlais (Muse)

Release Date: July 13, 2021

Hellhounds, Book 2

A good dog heels when Fate calls. Others take their chance in hell.

On earth, Hellhound Bo Echidna chases his vices and embraces his bad luck, hoping to ease the monotony of his immortal existence while he waits for his master’s call. Bound to the will of Hades and touched by the hand of Dionysus, he drifts from bar to bar and bed to bed on the hunt for his next rush, knowing it will never ease his eternal torment.

Librarian and art history student Sage Marcellus‘s only vice is the caffeine that fuels her revolving schedule of two jobs, school, and her passive position as Nixon’s Girlfriend. Accommodating and quiet, she lives in the periphery of her own life until she meets Bo, whose unexpected friendship leads Sage to ponder her life choices.

While Bo and Sage grapple with their growing attraction, ancient forces and grudges work against them to ensure that Bo never gets his happily ever after. And when Sage is in peril, Bo must play a rigged game against Fate to save them both.


The Best Man’s Bride by Jamie Dallas (Montana Born)

Release Date: July 19, 2021

The Hartman Brothers, Book 1

What else can go wrong? Or is everything finally going right?

After catching her fiancé lip-locked with the wedding planner an hour before their vows, Hailey Miller hikes up her wedding dress and runs. The last person she expects to chase her down is her ex’s sexy but aloof business partner who’s kept her at arm’s length for years. He offers her a lifeline, but his help comes with a catch. Does she dare say yes?

Jace Hartman doesn’t believe in love. And he doesn’t believe in giving up. He won’t let his company’s event planner walk away from their biggest launch—even if she has a broken heart. Business comes first, so he makes Hailey an offer she can’t refuse. But it’s her counter offer that has him worried. She needs a place to live for the month, and he has an extra bedroom.

Jace has spent the past few years trying his best to bury his attraction to Hailey. Now she’s everywhere and making him forget all the reasons he should never mix business and pleasure.


Home to the Outback by Nicole Flockton (Holiday)

Release Date: July 20, 2021

Welcome to Bunya Junction, Book 1

Coming home isn’t always easy…

Three years ago, nurse Sindy Carruthers returned to Bunya Junction wounded, wary and shamed by a relationship gone wrong. Welcomed home by her family and supportive community, she now manages the local medical practice and enjoys her newfound confidence. She’s perfectly happy on her own, until a blast from the past in the form of Ryan Flanagan appears.

Dr. Ryan Flanagan—renowned plastic surgeon to the stars—heads to Bunya Junction to pay his last respects to the man who opened his heart and house to an abandoned boy. Ryan’s no fan of Bunya Junction or the harsh judgments of some of the townsfolk, so he’s stunned to discover that his old mentor has bequeathed him half a general medical practice—hoping he’ll stay on and serve the community. The other half of the practice now belongs to the beautiful Sindy Carruthers, his closest friend’s twin sister.

Sindy knows Ryan will never stay in Bunya Junction and become her business partner, and that’s a good thing. Otherwise she might just lose her heart to him.


Assigned by Paris Wynters (American Heart)

Release Date: July 22, 2021

Navy SEALs of Little Creek, Book 3

How can she become a new version of herself when she’s married to her past?

After two of his buddies found love through the military’s matchmaking program, Lucas Craiger decides to give it a shot. He’s not necessarily looking for love, just companionship and a kind, reliable stepmom for his young son. When he’s assigned to his high school sweetheart who shattered his heart, his plan for an uncomplicated relationship becomes acutely complicated.

Riley Thompson signed up for the matchmaking program because she needs a fresh start—and the health insurance. She desperately wants to build a life with a man where her autoimmune disease doesn’t define her and she can prove herself. But being matched with Lucas isn’t the new beginning she wanted. He’s the love of her life she let go when she was first diagnosed.

Lucas is determined to make the most of this second chance with Riley, but when his custody battle heats up, his new marriage isn’t the only relationship in jeopardy.


A Slice of Summer by Melissa McClone (American Heart)

Release Date: July 26, 2021

Silver Falls, Book 2

First, he ghosted her. Now, he has a proposition…

Taryn Lawson needs more customers in her bakery to prove she’s capable of taking over the family business. The summer fair is the perfect opportunity to jump-start her vision with a specialized booth showcasing her creative desserts. Despite her fierce work ethic, she needs help to build her booth in time. Unfortunately, the only person available is the handsome attorney who played with her heart last Christmas.

Trial attorney Garrett Andrews regrets not contacting the pretty baker he dated during his last holiday vacation. But he had his reasons and is finally ready to make amends. When he returns to town for his sister’s wedding, Garrett gets his second chance when Taryn needs help building her booth.

Working together reignites the spark, but Taryn is aware the clock is ticking. Will they realize what they have is special before it’s too late, or will their second chance at love once again slip through their fingers?


The Ranger by Julia Justiss (Texas Born)

Release Date: July 27, 2021

The McAllister Brothers, Book 3

He can’t resist a puzzle…

When Texas Ranger Brice McAllister spies a sexy woman in short shorts gardening in her backyard, he can’t help but flirt. She shuts him down hard, and Brice is astonished when he realizes this alluring woman is also the aloof and dowdy librarian—complete with thick-framed glasses and a shapeless dress—who helped him research land deeds earlier that day. He’s instantly intrigued and sets out to discover more—namely, why she’s clearly hiding herself.

She can’t attract attention…

After one side of her crime family is involved in her fiancé’s death, Maria Giordano puts half a continent between herself and her L.A. home and family. She moves to Whiskey River and reinvents herself as “Mary,” a serious and plain librarian. Her only indulgence is her garden and cooking with her neighbor’s young daughter. And then she meets Brice.

Maria has every reason to avoid and resent a man with a badge, but when she needs protection, the last man she thinks she can trust is the first one she turns to.


The Rancher Risks It All by Debra Holt (Texas Born)

Release Date: July 29, 2021

The Tremaynes of Texas, Book 2

She’s on the run…

On a storm-ravaged night, Texas rancher Truitt Tremayne is trying to make it home before the road floods. Years ago he lost his parents, fiancée and youngest brother in a flash flood on the same country road, so it seems like déjà vu when he nearly hits a stranded car with a beautiful woman and her sister trapped inside.

Annie Sims and her sister Jessie are running from their past. She’s headed to San Antonio where they can disappear, but bad luck follows them. With her funds depleted and her car useless, Truitt’s offer of a temporary sanctuary with no questions asked seems too good to be true. Soon Annie finds herself falling under the spell of the kind, silent rancher. But can she let her guard down and still keep her sister safe, or is she courting more danger?

Truitt knows Annie has a secret. He wants her trust, but can he give his heart to another woman after he’s already lost so much?


Father’s Day Recommended Reads

In celebration of Father’s Day, check out some titles the Tule team selected that we know you’ll love. Happy Father’s Day to all these amazing book dads!

 

Capturing the Texas Rancher’s Heart by Debra Holt

The Tremaynes of Texas, Book 1

“A bit of angst, a bit of suspense, with the banter of a loving and loyal family to balance out the heavier emotions. Plus…who doesn’t love a single father romance?” – Christina, Goodreads

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Montana Baby by Juanita Kees

Calhouns of Montana, Book 1

“A great read full of swoonworthy characters and moments full of heart. The character of Chase Calhoun just melted the pages. Good story, likeable characters and a story not to miss.” – Talking Books, Goodreads

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Montana Cowboy Daddy by Jane Porter

Wyatt Brothers of Montana, Book 3

“I loved Montana Cowboy Daddy. Jane Porter has outdone herself with this touching story. Seeing the Wyatt family is always a special treat.” – Rosemary, Goodreads

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Pumpkin Patch Sweethearts by Sasha Summers

The Welsh Sisters, Book 2

“There is so much to love about Pumpkin Patch Sweethearts that it is hard to know where to start. This book is cute, sweet, funny and tender. I couldn’t stop smiling.” – Shelagh, Goodreads

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Christmas with the Single Dad by Clare Connelly

Cape Hope, Book 1

“This is a beautifully written romance, a story of finding love when you least expect it. Luke Miller is a single dad to his six year old daughter Stella and Ally Monroe is trying to find her dad who left her years before. Fate brings them together in the seaside town of Cape Hope.” – Helen, Goodreads

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