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Spring forward with New Covers!
I love re-branding. It’s like spring cleaning for me…only prettier. Check out the new look—and new title—for GOLD COUNTRY WITH LOVE:
Gold Country With Love: Small town western romance with cowboys, second chances, opposites attract, friends to lovers: Complete Collection Books 1-5 (Previous title: Love in the Heart of Gold Country)
My favorite cover of all times has to be Book 1: HER GOLD COUNTRY COWBOY. Look closely, you might figure out why. Yep, that handsome cover model is actually my son, Jon Paul.
Here’s me reading a snippet from HER GOLD COUNTRY COWBOY:
You can check out this complete 5-book series here (each title can be read as a stand-alone novel, if you prefer): GOLD COUNTRY WITH LOVE
Have you started reading LOVE and the SINGLE DAD?
I have and I’m happy to say I’m thoroughly hooked. Day Leclaire always brings humor and pathos to the page–and I ADORED the surprise ending. I’m starting THE BODYGUARD next and can’t wait to see what Kathy Shay brings to the table.
Love and the Single Dad: a Small Town Enemies to Lovers Opposites Attract Workplace Romance Box Set
Life changed when he became a single parent. Now, he’s a father first. His love life? Delegated to the back burner…until she turns up the flame.
1. Baby Nanny by Day Leclaire
Hiring a nanny seemed the logical step when Jack Mason inherited his five-year-old niece. Only one problem… How does he seduce the temporary nanny he’s fallen for into becoming his permanent wife?
2. The Bodyguard by Kathryn Shay
Cord McKay is forced back to his hometown when he gets custody of a daughter he didn’t know he had. Once there, he must confront his complicated past with Stacey Webb and her family.
3. Her Long Walk Home by Linda Barrett
Amputee Rebecca Hart’s one goal is to heal and get on with a normal life. Widowed single dad Adam Fielding’s one goal is to avoid risking love again. Neither believes the magic of Sea View House could open their hearts and minds. Boy, were they wrong!
4. Texas Charm by Jean Brashear
He’s a country superstar; she’s a small-town waitress, lost together in a lovely dream. When reality, in the form of an orphaned niece, crashes into their stolen interlude, whose heart will be the one to break?
5. Love Times Three by Barbara McMahon
Shocking enough when Asher Callahan finds out he’s the father of two-year old twins. Lucky for him, one of his employees, Charlotte Thompson, worked her way through college as a nanny. Can a pair of lively and delightful twins work magic on the adults in their lives?
6. Loves Me, Loves Me Not by Karen Sandler
No-nonsense elementary school principal Katherine would never fall for a free spirit like Steve. Yet somehow, she can’t resist him or his lively daughter. But Katherine’s been hurt before. Can she find a way to open her heart to love?
7. His Heart for the Trusting by Lisa Mondello
Mitch Broader’s dream of owning a ranch has come true, but a baby basket, complete with infant and birth certificate naming him as the father jeopardizes everything. His only chance is to convince Sara Lightfoot to become his live-in nanny. But after everything Sara’s been through, can she open up her heart once again to love?
8. That Cowboy’s Forever Family by Debra Salonen
Rancher Tom Butler will do anything for his family—even ask for help from a beautiful stranger. Victims advocate Abby Davis can’t turn her back on two brokenhearted children or their beleaguered father, but can she do her job without losing her heart in the process?
Download LOVE AND THE SINGLE DAD and step into eight heartwarming standalone romance novels crafted by New York Times, USAToday, and bestselling authors. When the going gets tough, call a single dad—he’s already proven love can fix anything.
Grab this 8-book box set NOW for a great price at AMAZON. Or, read it for FREE with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.
Is visiting Montana on your 2024 bucket list?
I have fabulous memories of our trips to the Big Sky State, but here’s a way to visit without leaving home. 😉
WITH LOVE MONTANA: Big Sky Mavericks and Friends (Tule Publishing) Kindle Edition
Escape to the romance and adventure of Montana in nine novels set in small-town Marietta. Slip into a world where people look out for each other, and falling in love means working together to overcome all obstacles.
BOOK 1: Montana Cowgirl
Bailey Jenkins is back in town.
Fifteen years ago, I loved her with every ounce of my being…and hated her just as passionately for what she did. But this beautiful, broken stranger isn’t the same cocky rodeo queen who left Marietta with such big dreams. I might be the only friend she has in this small town with a long memory. A friend. Nothing more. And absolutely no benefits. Still, there’s no denying the connection between us. A single touch of her hand proved that.
BOOK 2: Montana Cowboy
All hat, no cowboy? Bite me.
I know what my hometown thinks—Austen Zabrinski deserved getting knocked down a notch or two after that scandal in Helena. But I’m a Big Sky Maverck and I’ll fly high again after the political dust settles. And how better to kill time than make friends with my new neighbor? The gal they’re calling Marietta’s “Red Hot Llama Mama.” Nothing serious, of course. Just a little here-today-gone-to-Helena-tomorrow fun.
BOOK 3: Montana Darling
Love at first sight is a myth. Right? Like BigFoot, only prettier…
People look at me and see a vagrant living in a tent beside the Marietta River. Just ask Mia Zabrinski, who blew into my camp with fire in her eyes and legal threats tumbling past her gorgeous, perfect lips. For the first time in months…well, since my beautiful Colette and our baby died, I can feel my creative juices starting to flow—along with an unexpected jolt of lust. Unfortunately, prickly attorney Mia seems more interested in making war than love—range war.
BOOK 4: Montana Maverick
If Santa was a woman…and wore snowshoes…
I’ll admit flying a helicopter in a blizzard wasn’t a great idea. But watching my grandbaby burn up with a fever while gasping for air wasn’t an option. I figured it was all over when we went down, but then an angel in snowshoes came to our rescue. Meg Z of all people. The woman the Press labeled my “archenemy.” Like hell. She saved us, and I’m going to return the favor by giving her something she doesn’t even know she needs: a family. My family. And me.
BOOK 5: Montana Gift
The untold—till now—story of OC Jenkins
So, my wife of forty years tells me she’s going to write our life story—even the bad sh…stuff. And lord knows there was plenty of that. Booze. Fights. Grief. Remorse. Why anyone would want to read about this is beyond me, but everyone in Marietta knows I can’t say no to Louise. After all, she saved me too many times to remember…but, now, you can read all about it just in time for Christmas. Tell your friends: Town Drunk Redeemed.
BOOK 6: Montana Miracle
A dog, a pastor, and an ex-con walk into a church…No, it’s not a joke.
The calendar is clicking down to December 25. The best possible travel day for a guy like me. No family gathered ‘round a tree opening gifts. No friends expecting me for a big ham dinner. No sticky strings attached…except for a stupid dog that doesn’t understand the command: “Go away.” And a beautiful but nosy pastor who claims I’m a “miracle in the making.” For a smart lady, Pastor Sam Zabrinski, sure picked the wrong ex-con to play Joseph in her living créche. Husband to Mary? Father to the infant Christ child? Pul…lease. I was a dad once. Briefly. And it didn’t end well. Only a freakin’ holiday miracle could reunite me with my daughter. And that’s about as likely to happen as Pastor Sam falling for a sinner like me.
BOOK 7: Her Hero to Love
Once burned. Twice wary.
Let’s be clear. I’m nobody’s hero. I tried that once. I failed. And I’ve got the recurring nightmares to prove it. So, when my little brother mentioned a Search and Rescue job opening in Marietta, Montana, I jumped in with both feet—just like they teach you in SmokeJumper School. Too bad nobody mentioned Kat Robinson, my scorching hot co-worker—a single mom with an autistic son. Whatever this crazy attraction is between us, I’m keeping a safe distance—for everyone’s sake.
BOOK 8: Her Rogue to Tame
Roommates with benefits. Who could possibly get hurt?
“Get your Zip On” – That’s the slogan for the new zip line I’m building near Marietta, Montana. Correction: was building. My dream is on hold until I’m back on my feet. I can’t work on the mountain, but I sure as heck can hobble well enough to accept gorgeous, New York City outcast Amanda Heller’s offer: supervise the restoration of her grandmother’s old Victorian while sharing the property’s guest house. I’m an ex-Chippendales dancer, so I know sizzle when I feel it, and I predict a quick fling in my future—a month or two tops. Which everyone knows isn’t long enough for a rogue like me to fall in love.
BOOK 9: Her Rebel to Kiss
Don’t look down and don’t give up.
That’s not a bumper sticker saying, it’s my credo for living. My SmokeJumper brothers, Flynn and Tucker, claim my off-season climbing career is too risky. I argued otherwise until…well, I walked away. Now, there’s no going back. Luckily, I’ve landed a great job in the same town where my best friends have fallen in love with the women of their dreams. Settling down always seemed more daunting than Everest until I kissed a mysterious lady in red on New Year’s Eve at the Big Sky Mavericks’ Masked Ball. I know it sounds crazy, but what are two star-crossed lovers supposed to do when one kiss isn’t enough?
Readers love these books:
“This novel had everything, family drama, love, a little bit of sexy and a lot of heart.” – GertyP, Amazon
“Great story from start to finish.” – Nanee at upallnightreadallday.blogspot.com
“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.” – Pure Jonel, Goodreads
“…a refreshing romance, featuring characters that are “mature” (39 and 49) and an interesting path to an HEA.” Amazon review
“This has to be one of the sweetest, most heart-warming stories I’ve read.” Cindy F., Amazon
“Montana Miracle is a special holiday treat. It emphasizes the goodness of people and that we all deserve a second chance at happiness.” Rosemary, Amazon