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Three out four books in the Big Sky Mavericks series are available on all platforms! (Montana Darling will be available soon.)



(Big Sky Mavericks, Book 4)






I’m so excited to share Meg’s triumphant love story with you. The reviews are stellar:

“Meg’s story was so intriguing I didn’t want it to end! It was perfect!!” ~ Renae (Amazon)

“I loved this conclusion to the Big Sky Mavericks series, although I still want to read more about them. I love their family.” ~ Jean Boehmke (Amazon)

“This is a wonderful, heartfelt, not to be missed story.” ~ GCWEX (Amazon)

Click here to read the exciting first chapter: CHAPTER 1 for free.


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Because it’s St. Patrick’s Day/week ;-) this week’s Facebook prize includes my hubby’s favorite candy and some minty, relaxing bath salts. Answer me this: bath or shower? Like, share or leave your answer to be entered in the Debra Salonen, author Facebook page drawing. Winner chosen the following Monday.



Do you love a bargain? I do. I do.

Now, that Montana Cowgirl and Her Forever Gift are available on all platforms, I can promote them together. Buy one, get one FREE! It’s a great way to discover a fabulous family set in Marietta, Montana.

BOGO Big Sky Mavericks



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Book 3 – Big Sky Mavericks

MontanaDarling-LARGEMia Zabrinski’s lost enough–

Her marriage. Her job. Her body image. Mia beat cancer and is ready to rebuild her life in her hometown of Marietta, Montana. Literally. Her first order of business is to build a house on the ten-acre parcel she was awarded in her divorce settlement. And she’s damned if she’ll let some stranger camp on her land and claim squatter’s rights. So, maybe, he’s not a squatter. The high-end bike and camera hint at more. Plus, he’s hot, gorgeous and smart, but that doesn’t make him less of a threat–especially when he has the audacity to claim the land is his. Look out, darlin’, Nitro is back and prepared to prove what the other Big Sky Mavericks always knew: small packages can pack a big punch.

Ryker Bensen doesn’t have much–

And that suits him fine. Less than a year ago, he had everything: a beautiful girlfriend, a baby on the way, a career that earned him fame and a very comfortable living…until he didn’t. Grief sent him to ground, and his favorite ground growing up was a ten-acre patch along side the Marietta River where he camped every summer – land held in trust until his thirtieth birthday, a few weeks away. When a beautiful spitfire named Mia Zabrinski shows up and orders him off what she says is her land, Ryker realizes she might be the spark he needed to jumpstart his interest in living again.

5-star review: “What an absolutely remarkable novel. Salonen weaves a tale of love, loss, and triumph like no other. Her fluid writing and vivid descriptions bring Montana to life for readers. This insightful story weaves together life’s ups and downs in a very touching manner. Salonen is definitely an author who stirs your emotions. She had me laughing like crazy, crying with a broken heart, and left me filled with hope and joy.”



Book 2 – Big Sky Mavericks

Austen Zabrinski looks the part –

He’s got the ranch, the boots, the hat and even a few head of cattle, but everybody in Marietta, Montana, knows the former golden boy of Marietta High is a wealthy politician, not a cowboy. And even though that nasty scandal in Helena might have knocked him down a notch or two in the polls, what kind of a fool would trade access to the halls of power in Helena and a Harvard law degree for a ranch in western Montana? Possibly one whose new neighbor, Serena James–the woman the guys at Grey’s Saloon call “…the Red Hot Llama Mama”–makes him start to think about what he wants out of life, instead of what’s expected of him. 

Serena James knows trouble when it hops her fence–

Moving to Montana and deleting her blog seemed like the perfect solution to her online stalker problem. Serena’s ready for a fresh start, but when the escrow on her ranch falls through, she has to scramble to find an immediate but temporary safe haven to rent for her herd of 50 alpacas, two llamas and one giant dog. Serena’s barely moved in when Austen Zabrinski–the man her landlord called “my absentee ranch owner brother who lives and works in Helena”–hops the fence in need of a lift. Even at first glance, Serena can tell he’s nobody cowboy, but who’s to say that isn’t a good thing? A little tryst with her gorgeous, sexy, here-today-gone-to-Helena-tomorrow neighbor might be the perfect welcome to Montana.

5-star review: “What a wonderful romance! I was curious how Ms Salonen was going to make Austen into a hero and guess what! he’s one of the best!   


Big Sky Mavericks #1

Some dreams come with a big price tag.

Bailey Jenkins left her hometown of Marietta, Montana, at eighteen, poised to take college and the rodeo world by storm–despite Paul Zabrinski. On the eve of her great escape, at the top of the Ferris Wheel at the Big Marietta Fair, he invoked his Gypsy great-grandmother’s curse. “If you do this, Bailey Jenkins, I will never forgive you.” Fifteen years later, Bailey’s back–shattered, humbled by fate and bruised at the soul level but determined to rebuild somewhere other than Marietta, once she helps her parents get back on their feet. She didn’t expect Paul Zabrinski to meet her plane. The handsome, sexy, single father is living the life she could have had if she’d stayed. Bailey didn’t need Paul’s great-grandmother to curse her–Bailey already had the worst luck on the planet.

Never say never.

One look at Bailey Jenkins–his first love, the woman he adored…and cursed–and every emotion Paul Zabrinski felt fifteen years earlier comes rushing back. The love of his life broke his heart and made him hate her…or so he thought. The line between love and hate is very narrow, with only so much room for forgiveness. But Paul Zabrinski owns Big Z Hardware and Construction. If anyone is capable of building a bridge for them to cross together, he’s the one.

5-star review: “So glad to read this book by this new-to-me author! Bailey was broken in more ways than one. Paul had never stopped loving her and he was willing to take the time to show her. This novel had everything, family drama, love, a little bit of sexy and a lot of heart.”

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