Monday, April 24, 2017

Luke Fate Now Only 99¢ From Best Selling Author Kathleen Ball #ASMSG #IAN1

Meg O’Brien hoped never to lay eyes on the one man who broke her heart. To her dismay, Luke Kelly arrives at her ranch a much different and broken man. Can Meg ever forgive his callous treatment of her and help Luke become the man he used to be?

Chapter One
Meg O’Brien slowed her quarter horse, Merry. Her smile quickly turned into a frown as she spotted the ranch hands huddled together. Puzzled, she spurred Merry on to the barn, slid out of her saddle, and hurried toward the men.
They glanced at her and nodded but each briskly turned away. Unusual for them; she’d never had a problem with any of the hands since she started running the ranch.
“What’s going on?”
They shuffled their feet and kept their gazes on the ground.
She stared at the youngest hand, Ron. He was about seventeen, near as she could tell, and scrawny with dark hair and eyes. He’d spill the beans. He seemed to sense that he was in her sites, and he glanced up. His eyes widened before he looked away.
“Ron, what’s going on around here?”
Ron tipped his sweat-stained Stetson at her and smiled. “We have ourselves a guest.”
Running out of patience, she touched Greg’s arm. He’d been her right hand from the start. His blue eyes searched hers. He had a nasty scar on his face, but she hardly noticed it anymore. “Tell me.”
“Kelly’s here. He’s in the bunkhouse.”
Her heart beat faster, and a lump grew in her throat. “Luke Kelly?”
Greg nodded and gave her a sympathetic smile.
Taking a deep breath, Meg turned toward the weathered bunkhouse, took two steps and stopped. Why was he here? She’d banked on never seeing him again.
For five years, she’d avoided serious relationships, and she didn’t need Luke now. The back of her throat ached, and she swallowed hard. It was foolish to think he was back for her. He had no interest in her, because if he had, he would have never left.
She walked on, hardening her heart. She was the foreman, and that saddle bum was not going to hang his hat in her bunkhouse. Who did he think he was anyway?
The door creaked loudly as she opened it.
“Dad, what’s going on?” Her dad had always been her rock, but age and a heart attack had slowed him down. It had taken a lot to persuade him to make her foreman, but she had prevailed.
“Luke is going to stay with us for a while.”
She didn’t like the worry reflected in his weary eyes. Slowly, she turned to where Luke sat and suppressed a gasp. Her big, hunky hero was a ghost of his former self, and the gauntness of his face was just the beginning. His blue eyes lacked emotion. He hadn’t shaved, and his dark beard was long and unkempt. His usual tight fitting clothes hung on him.
“Luke?” she whispered.
He glanced at her, gave her a semblance of a smile, and then turned away.
“Luke has run into some hard times, and I offered to let him stay here.”
The air seemed to grow heavy and it became difficult to breathe, and her stomach churned. She couldn’t see him every day, she just couldn’t. “Stay here?”
“Yes, honey, for as long as he needs.”
She felt for Luke, but he couldn’t stay. She’d lose her sanity and her heart for sure if he remained.
Meg stepped outside for some fresh air and sat on the top step of the wrap around porch, staring at the bunkhouse. Nerves had her clasping and unclasping her hands. She needed her father to come out and explain. What the hell had happened to Luke? She couldn’t remember seeing anyone look so bad. He appeared lost and, oh God, maybe he was sick or dying. That would explain his gauntness. Of course, he’d want to come home.
Well, as close to home as he could get. His dad had sold her father the land, he’d sold the house to a young family with a slew of kids, and then he had moved into a retirement home not too far away. Did Harry Kelly even know his boy was home?
Her father slowly ambled across the yard. She couldn’t wait so she stood and ran to him. “Dad, is he sick? Is he dying?”
“Whoa, Margaret Mary, he’ll heal eventually.”
“What are you talking about?”
He took her hand and led her to the porch. “Here sit. Luke has had a hard time of it lately, and he came here to get his head straight.”
“The truth, Dad, Luke looks like he’s been through hell and back.”
She sat on the edge of the old wooden chair, and her father gave her a sad smile. “He has, and it’s up to us to give him room to regain himself.”
“You’re not going to tell me, are you?” Meg stood, put her hands on her hips, and stared at her father.
“Honey, it’s not my story to tell. Besides, I gave him my word.”
“Well, I guess that’s it, then.” A man’s word was a powerful thing.
He smiled. “I knew you’d understand. Now, could you make him something to eat? Something light on the stomach?”
Meg pulled the screen door open. “Sure, Dad.”
She headed into the big kitchen and pulled out all the ingredients to make beef soup. She worked quickly, trying to keep her mind focused on the soup, but all she could think about was the last time she’d seen Luke. He’d taken her dancing, and it was such a magical time. At the end of the night, he had walked her to the door, kissed her goodnight, and held her as though he didn’t want to leave. It was only a few kisses actually, and foolishly, she’d thought he felt something for her. She’d been in love with him since forever but never had the nerve to let it show.
She went to bed that night thinking they were starting a relationship. She’d been so happy and full of dreams. Senseless dreams, she reminded herself. She shook her head at her stupidity.
The next day she waited for him to call or drop over. Her heart ached as the hours went by. A few days later, she went to town to see some friends and she heard that Luke had left town. He’d left right after their date. To her shame, she cried in front of her friends and became an object of ridicule and pity.
Never again. She’d never allow her heart to be ripped out like that again, and she’d never show her feelings to anyone. It was easier to be alone.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Number 1 best western seller, only 99¢, grab yours today

Callie Daniels' mother has one dying wish. She wants neighboring rancher, Garrett O'Neill, to marry her seventeen year old daughter. It's not supposed to be a conventional marriage.Garrett O'Neill would keep Callie's ranch safe and Callie would go away to college. Four years later, Callie comes home with stars in her eyes and happily ever after in her heart. She plans to make their marriage real until finds the new housekeeper, Sylvie in Garrett's arms. Heartbroken, Callie takes off to her own house, which they closed up four years ago. She stays there with Old Henry, a longtime friend and ranch hand, until her new horse injures her. Garrett forces Callie to move back in to his house. Callie finally gets her heart's desire. Alone in a line shack, they make sweet love for the first time. Unfortunately the love light is gone from Garret's eyes the next morning

"I love Kathleen Ball's writing. Her descriptions and emotions in her work intrigued me, so I was looking forward to reading this book and I was not disappointed."

"I couldn't put it down until I finished it. It is a wonderful story and good read."

"I loved every single thing about this book"

Thursday, February 23, 2017

5 Full Length Novels in one set only 99¢ Mail Order Brides of Texas #ASMSG

Mail Order Brides of Texas (A Five Book Set Plus A Bonus Book) 99¢ Kindle Unlimited

Monday, January 16, 2017

Over 160 5 star reviews! Cowboy Seasons 99¢ Get yours NOW!! #ASMSG #IAN1

Cowboy Seasons 
Only 99 Cents. 
Over 160 
5 Star Reviews 

"Contemporary Western set in a small Montana town. The stories feature four ranch family. The cowboy heroes are all battling demons. They share a strong friendship and a dedication to rescuing, rehabbing, and finding forever homes for abandoned and abused horse's. The women they fall in love with are all from various back grounds and have their own scar's and demons. Together they find peace, love and healing hearts, minds and souls. The stories all intertwine."

"Love the cowboy stories and this series did not disappoint. You were not left with a cliffhanger at the end of each book, but you will continue the story of another couples romance. Thoroughly enjoy this type of series."

"She has a style that leaves us wanting and breathless."

"I don't usually want to buy to many books but I want to read all of hers"

"I rarely give out ratings, and rarely are they five star!! I fell in love with all the characters and couldn't put it down."

Anora Garrity is kicked out into the snow by her husband. Having nowhere to go she walks to the diner to get warm. The owner calls Marverick Cole for help.

Maverick takes one look at Anora and grows angry. He knows she and her husband are part of a horse stealing operation. But when she runs out of the door into the storm he takes pity on her and gives her a ride to his place. Never in a million years would he have suspected her secret. She’s listed as a missing person and her husband is her kidnapper.

Once reunited with her family, she leaves town. She also leaves a hole in Maverick’s heart. A year later, she returns to start a new life but trust doesn’t come easy for Anora. Can Maverick help to heal her soul? New Years is approaching and he’s anxiously waiting to find out if she’ll accept his kiss at midnight.
Will Anora accept Maverick’s Heart? Only a long awaited New Year’s kiss at midnight will tell him.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

* FREE* Love So Deep

Banned from the wagon train Samantha Foley wanders through the Colorado Mountains. An early winter storms arrives leaving her at its frozen mercy. 
Ruggedly handsome Mountain Man, Patrick McCrery comes to her rescue. Patrick, half white and half Indian, he fits in neither world. He lives a solitary life as a trapper. He certainly does not want to get involved with the beautiful Samantha Foley.
Knowing she is leaving at the first spring thaw, Samantha tries to guard her heart but sometimes her guard slips leaving her totally and utterly in love with her handsome hero. When she is finally left in town at the bottom of the mountain, she can’t help but gaze at the mountain trail wishing with all her heart, Patrick will appear.
Can love shine through distrust, discrimination, and accusations? Only if it’s deep enough.

Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 7, 2016

Free four book boxed set, Cowboy Seasons. #ASMSG #IAN1

Free for a limited time, Cowboy Seasons

"Well worth the read. This a great boxed set and 1 of the best I have read for awhile. If you like a little mystery with your cowboy, this is for you."

"All 4 of the stories were sweet and sexy. I won't give it away, but there's a shocker in the 4th book, very unexpected. I'll be on the lookout for more Kathleen Ball."

Summer's Desire
When 26-year-old cowboy Holden O'Leary uprooted his brothers from Texas to Montana, the new vet advertised for a nanny. No woman alive would deny the Doc was as handsome a specimen as the sleek, hard-bodies horses he rescued. And that included Summer Fitzgerald, the voluptuous, honey-haired young woman who applied for the job, and was stunned to find her three charges ranged from 12 to 18 - charming, immature, irresponsible, and capable of winning a piece of her shattered heart.
With his stubble, his six-pack and his tousled hair, she thought Holden was sexy as hell. But she'd sworn off men after being implicated by her former boyfriend in a hideous murder that had badly wounded her - and her reputation. He had sworn off women because his lousy judgment had endangered his family. The fact was: he found Summer totally irresistible, and more vulnerable than vicious -- despite the warnings: "She's real good with that innocent act, but don't let her fool you.... She'll end up behind bars soon enough. "....
Would the past catch up with both of them? Who killed the bar owner - and why? What was the real reason Holden had moved? How would the Doc and the nanny deal with their passionate attraction, crippling rumors of savage scandals, and shocking, long buried secrets? Will brother be pitted against brother? When does true love exact a price too great to pay? And - when is a life-threatening risk worth taking?

Autumn's Hope
Pregnant and alone, Autumn Lavin moves to the small town of Carlston, Montana intending to open a vegetarian restaurant, determined that she doesn’t need a man in her life.
Hunky, Cattleman, Jonas Barnes is instantly at odds with Autumn, he has a much needed contract to supply the restaurant with beef. Jonas is an injured Army Veteran with too many scars, inside and out, to ever truly open his heart.
Autumn’s love wraps around him but he is afraid that once she sees how damaged he really is she’ll turn away.

Winter's Embrace
Ten years ago Winter’s heart was broken beyond repair by Stone McCoy. Now she is a travel agent ready to lead an Alaskan Cruise and to her surprise Stone McCoy is on her tour. A long ago phone call shattered her trust and her self-confidence. She never planned to see Stone again. 
While at college, Stone McCoy woke up, after a fraternity party, to find a girl in his bed. Weeks later she told him she’s pregnant. Calling Winter to break things off was the worst night of his life. Now he’s hoping for a second chance at happiness.
The chemistry is electrifying but old issues lead these two on a merry chase. Can they put old hurts aside and begin again? Join Rancher Stone McCoy and Winter James as they try to find happiness from Alaska to Texas and finally on his Montana Ranch.

Spring's Delight
The last thing cowboy Colt O'Malley needs is another busybody intent on curing him of his grief. Deeply bitter, Colt finds it almost impossible honoring his brother's last act of kindness.
Spring Reed grew up in the foster care system and when she finally ages out, she relies on her protector and friend, Billy Jack to help them make a life together. To her horror, Billy becomes an abusive bully. Her rescuer arrives in the form of a coffee drinking, hard studying, college student, Caleb O'Malley. With a promise of a new job, he buys her a bus ticket from Texas to his family ranch in Montana with the plan to meet her there in a week. Unfortunately, no one met her.
When Old Ed tries to drop Spring off at the O'Malley ranch, Colt tells him to take her back. One glance at the pain in her eyes and he couldn't send her away. She reminds him of the abused horses he rescues.
Can two people with scarred souls learn to love again or will bitterness and doubt drive them apart?

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

New Boxed Set Cowboy Yours 99 Cents #ASMSG #IAN1

Cowboy, YoursMake him all yours….

From the best-selling authors who brought you Cowboy, Mine… Fall in love again with six sexy cowboys who know how to make a woman smile.

Ryelee's Cowboy by Kathleen Ball: 
Ryelee Snyder is pregnant and alone. Fortunately, she finds a job as a nanny. Rancher Clint Maloney needs help with his daughter but he never bargained on Ryelee Snyder. Secrets, misunderstandings, and cattle rustling put an increasing strain on their relationship. Will they part or will love allow them to turn to each other?

In a Cowboy's Arms by Krista Ames: 
Growing up on a farm with three brothers, Lacey Connelley was not attracted to Cowboys in the slightest. Wannabe cowboy Jordan Cross is the glitch she never expected and he's determined to prove her wrong about him.

The Secret Truth at Dare Ranch by Cheryl Gorman:
A woman struggling to save her failing ranch, overcome the tragedy of her brother's death and one man's determination to preserve his best friend's memory.

Coming Home by Melissa Keir:
Fate threw Shevonne and Jackson together in a desperate search for her missing father. Can a blind woman and the womanizer rely on each other to rescue Mr. Wilder or will insecurities and stress cause their blossoming relationship to self-destruct?

A Totally Different Life by Lyssa Lane: 
Queen of Country Music, Miranda Wallen, has been divorced for almost two years with no love in sight. Finn Lindemann loves his job at Happy Trails R&R Ranch. Neither expect the relationship that ensues and both are scared of what it might lead to. 

Cooper’s Redemption by D’Ann Lindun:
Elizabeth Adams’ mother travels to Colorado to sell her inherited ranch…and vanishes. 
There is no proof JB Cooper murdered his neighbor, but the people of Salt Lick, Colorado believe him guilty. Can Cooper help find Elizabeth’s mother in time? Or will the dark eye of suspicion on Cooper tear them apart?