Meet Me In Montana
The Property Sisters of Montana, Book 2
Rebuilding lives, homes, and love…from the ground up.
Prince Charming Undercover
Betting on Love, Book 1
Four sisters named after royalty, with dowries fit for a queen. Their Gypsy fortuneteller mother predicted each would marry a prince…of sorts.
Her Forever Cowboy
Her Forever Cowboy
West Coast Happily-Ever-After, Book 1
Welcome to the West Coast--where Happily-Ever-After is state of the heart.
Black Hills Baby
Black Hills Baby
Black Hills Rendezvous, Book 1
Their arrangement was simple: his sperm in trade for a share in her family's gold mine. What could possibly go wrong?
Montana Cowgirl
Montana Cowboy
Big Sky Mavericks, Book 1
Meet the Zabrinski family. Rugged individuals who have carved out a life in Marietta, Montana.
Montana Secret Santa
Montana's Secret Santa
Love at the Chocolate Shop, Book 3
Love romance? And chocolate? And Marietta? Who doesn’t?
Sweet Summer’s Kiss
Sweet Summer's Kiss
Love at the Chocolate Shop, Book 10
Is love a cosmic connection or a karmic joke? Sometimes, the answer reveals itself in a kiss—a sweet kiss shared beneath a warm Montana summer sky.
Her Hero to Love
Sweet Summer's Kiss
Love, Montana, Book 1
Three friends. Wild fire Hot Shots. Heroes all.
They came to Montana looking for adventure.
They found…love.
A Match Made In Vegas
A Match Made in Vegas
Betting on Love, Book 4
Four sisters named after royalty, with dowries fit for a queen. Their Gypsy fortuneteller mother predicted each would marry a prince…of sorts.
West Coast Happily-Ever-After Books 1-3 Boxed Set
West Coast Happily Ever After Boxed Set
West Coast Happily Ever Books 1-3
Buy the West Coast Happily-Ever-After Series, Boxed Set #1 to immerse yourself in today’s west, where love never backs down from the challenges life throws its way, and every happily-ever-after is satisfyingly well-deserved.
West Coast Happily-Ever-After Books 4-7 Boxed Set
West Coast Happily Ever After Boxed Set
West Coast Happily Ever Books 4-7
Buy the West Coast Happily-Ever-After series, Boxed Set #2, to immerse yourself in today’s west, where love never backs down from the challenges life throws its way and every happily-ever-after is satisfyingly well-deserved.
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Here’s fun surprise deal: Judy Uncensored: one woman’s funny, quirky, risqué journey of self-discovery on the road to love is On Sale for a short time only. Check it out here:

Read the INSIDER back story on this book:

 Hey, reader friends. Have you ever been through a break-up? Did it leave you questioning “Was it me?” “Was it them?” 

When my long-time publisher and I parted ways, a part of me was certain the reason we broke up was because I wasn’t good enough. (Even though my 26 books with them had been very successful.) 

My inner creative huddled in a dark place and refused to engage until I agreed to try something completely different. I set my internal editor on mute and listened to a new voice in my head. Her name, I learned, was Judy Banger. She was pushing 60, chubby, divorced, living in a double-wide, asking herself “Is this all I get? Ever?” 

Neither of us could accept that. And so a new story began…and, oh, my! Was it different! Sexy. Naughty. Pushing me WAY out of my comfort zone. But, boy, did Judy make me laugh. And romance should be fun, right? Judy’s missteps made me remember that every woman deserves a hero who respects her, adores her, and can see past her flaws. We are all worthy.

As America Ferrera’s character said so eloquently in BARBIE: You have to never get old, never be rude, never show off, never be selfish, never fall down, never fail, never show fear, never get out of line.”  Everything Judy is and does flies in the face of these things. And I’m so proud of her.

Thanks to Judy, I found my way back to writing, and a wonderful new publisher (Tule Publishing) asked me to write a book for them. One book led to a dozen more and counting. As Judy’s late friend Buddy Fusco liked to say, “You gotta keep the juices flowing to avoid getting old.” 



I’m Springing 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? ~~Don’t forget our Sweet2Heat group box sets are only available for a short time.~~

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.

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Is visiting Montana on your 2024 bucket list?

Montana vistas beckon.

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

Nine-book connected series set in small-town Marietta, Montana.

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

This 9-book box set is available exclusively at AMAZON.
But you can read for FREE with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.


Do you love WEST COAST HAPPILY EVER AFTER’S new cover as much as I do? I hope you’ll give the box set a try. It was my first to release as a complete box set and it will be the first to leave the market. Grab it here: Amazon

Every family has a story–the one people think they know and the real one. You’ll read about both in: Going All In On Love.


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Happy reading, Deb

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