Holiday Romance!

Holiday Romances!
Put some in your stocking! 

This site uses affiliate links. That means if you buy one of my books from a link here, I get a couple more cents from the bookseller. This does not cost you anything.

Holly and the Humbug

Holly LOVES Christmas.

And this year is special. This year she’s going to spend Christmas in the house where she grew up. It’s vacant, unoccupied as it has been since her family died, leaving her alone except for her beloved aunt. The realtor is a friend of the family, and understands Holly’s need to visit the place one last time before it’s sold.

Matthew hates Christmas.

He hates everything about it. Has ever since the worst Christmas of his life, fifteen years ago, when his father died. He’s not above taking advantage of everyone’s favorite excuse not to work, however. He thinks he can get a leg up on the competition for a house he wants to flip. He drives up into New York’s rural snow belt town of Oswego to take a look at the place, and there he finds a crazy hippy stringing gaudy lights to the roof.

Everything happens for a reason.

Holly is no more thrilled by Matthew’s visit than he is by her presence, but she gives the grouchy stranger the grand tour in exchange for his help with a few tasks around the place. By the time they’ve finished, a holiday snowstorm has dumped enough snow to ensure neither of them can leave.

A Christmas Miracle?

There’s a lot more going on than two random strangers, stranded together for the holiday.  These two have a connection neither of them know about. There’s Christmas magic at work here, using an old felt hat to heal a pair of broken-hearted children by bringing them together.

A holiday love story for the ages.


The Brands who Came for Christmas

Oklahoma All-Girl Brands, Book 1

FREE!

Caleb didn’t know that one night of bliss last spring with small town beauty Maya Brand had resulted in a pregnancy, until the blackmail attempt arrived on his desk in an unmarked envelope, complete with photos of Maya with a belly out to there.

When he learns the truth, Caleb rushes back to Big Falls, determined to make it right despite what the scandal will do to his high profile career–the family legacy he had never truly wanted.

All he wants is Maya, and their child.

But can a girl whose father abandoned and betrayed her, ever truly believe in the goodness of a man who left town the morning after their one night stand? How can he convince her that he hasn’t stopped thinking about her since then, much less, do so with the whole world watching? He has to prove himself to a woman he’s not even sure he’s worthy of. But he has no idea how.

The Oklahoma All-Girl Brands is a six-book, small town, contemporary romance series with shades of HOPE FLOATS and YOU’VE GOT MAIL. Spin off of the bestselling Texas Brand Series.

RITA® Award Nominee


Book 1

Oklahoma Christmas Blues

Now Available in Audiobook
Narrated by Traci Odom

AUTHOR'S CUT EDITION.  Based on the short featured in BUCKLES, BOOTS & MISTLETOE, but blown up to novel length, with many new scenes and even more holiday spirit. 

Darryl is on a quest for peace. His chance at fatherhood was taken from him long ago, and an IED in Iraq ensured he’d never get another. In Big Falls, the McIntyre brothers hire him to keep an eye on their beautiful cousin Sophie in case her criminal ex shows up. He doesn’t expect to fall head over heels.

Sophie McIntyre’s life was blown apart by a drug dealing ex who cost her her job and nearly her medical license. She comes to Big Falls because she has nowhere else to go. And the minute she gets there, things start to get better.

Is it because of that letter to Santa her Aunt Vidalia convinced her to write?

Within days she meets a beautiful man with a deeply wounded soul. And oddly, she finds herself giving him the same advice the town Santa gave to her—try believing again, and if it’s too much to believe, then just try hoping.

Love, magic, and miracles ensue.

Because this is Big Falls, Oklahoma. Miracles are an everyday occurrence around here. Especially at Christmastime.

BELIEVE AGAIN with MAGGIE SHAYNE


BLISS IN BIG FALLS, Book 5

Baby By Christmas

On Sale Now!

Meet the Wakeland family, pride of Big Falls for their military service.
Adam is an Army Captain, serving in Afghanistan. Divorced from Riley but far from over her.
Angie is a mom of two whose hero-husband Jeff was KIA, but little Jack is convinced his dad is coming home.
Allie is a the family screw up, who's been trying hard to prove she's changed. But getting pregnant during a one-night-stand by a soldier about to deploy does not help her cause.

A subset within the McIntyre Men series in the small-town of Big Falls, where miracles abound, and love conquers all!

BABY BY CHRISTMAS

Rescued by a rascal…

Allie’s plans to surprise her big brother on the eve of his deployment fall through, and a fight breaks out in the bar where she’d been waiting for him. Extricated from the brawl by a handsome stranger, she surrenders to his charm and indulges in an uncharacteristic one-night-stand that makes her forget her troubles for just a little while.

But it brings her a whole new set of problems.

A girl he can’t forget…

The memory of his passionate night with Allie haunts Logan’s dreams in Afghanistan. His commanding officer and best friend wants him spend Christmas with his family, since they both have leave.

Logan doesn’t really do family, but reluctantly, he agrees.

A revelation he never expected…

But Logan is stunned to find the object of 9 long months worth of fantasies, waiting at the airport. And that’s only the first surprise. He soon learns that she is Adam’s baby sister, and she’s very, very pregnant.

A Christmas they’ll always remember!

As her entire family gathers, and her due date comes and goes, attraction is rekindled, secrets are revealed, and both love and labor ensue.

Join the Wakelands of Big Falls for the holidays!

Gift yourself! You deserve it.

 



​OKLAHOMA ALL-GIRL BRANDS: Book 4

A Mommy for Christmas

A heartwarming, tear-inducing, holiday miracle kind of story you’ll never forget…

All Tyler wants for Christmas is a Mommy.
Not to walk without his crutches, or to skip his next surgery. Just a mommy.

His father, Chicago Cop Jimmy Corona is determined to find him one in his hometown of Big Falls Oklahoma. But trouble follows him there, trouble that could get them both killed.

Once shy and awkward, Kara Brand has blossomed into a graceful beauty with the biggest heart in the state of Oklahoma. Jimmy thinks she’s the perfect mommy-candidate, and she falls in love with little Ty at first sight.

Jimmy plans to win her and wed her, not to love her. But he never intended for her to get caught in between a murderous criminal and his little boy.



BLISS IN BIG FALLS: Book 3

Oklahoma Starshine

Audiobook narrated by Traci Odom

A deeply moving, emotional story of a mother’s anguish, a father’s love, a family’s hope, this novel will renew your faith and restore your belief in miracles.

Veterinarian and single mom Emily Hawkins’ world is turned upside down when her precious little girl is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Only a bone marrow transplant can save 3-year-old Matilda Louise. Emily isn’t a match, but she’s determined to find someone who is, and that means tracking down Tilda’s biological father and his filthy rich family, a family she believes would’ve preferred her little girl had never been born. But when she arrives in Big Falls, Oklahoma, nothing is the way she expected.

Joey McIntyre, the billionaire’s son who’d been her sweet teenage summer fling, is as handsome and smooth as ever, but he seems to fall hard for Tilda-Lou at first sight, and he’s furious that Emily has kept his child from him. Which makes no sense at all.

Soon Emily begins to suspect that the version of history she’s believed all these years, might not be the real one. And if that’s true, she’s done a terrible, unforgivable thing. But none of that matters as dire symptoms set in.

The doctor advises Emily and Joe to give their girl the best Christmas ever. Fortunately, Christmas is what the Brand-McIntyre clan does best.

Two parents put their feelings aside and come together in a desperate search for a way to save their little girl against all odds.

But the truth is that little Matilda Louise is the one who’s saving them.

Believe Again, with Maggie Shayne


THE OKLAHOMA ALL-GIRL BRANDS: Book 6

Sweet Vidalia Brand

A man from her past….

The secret Vidalia Brand has been keeping for decades is about to come out. Bobby Joe McIntrye is back in Big Falls, Oklahoma, and even he doesn’t know what really happened between them all those years ago.

A man’s dying wish….

Just one perfect Christmas with the only women he’s ever loved–that’s all Bobby Joe wants in the time he has left. Which isn't a lot. 

A Christmas Miracle….

Holidays in Vidalia’s clan are known for their miracles, and this year, she’s asking for the biggest one of all. Can the magic of Christmas bring heal the damage caused by decades-old secrets and lies? 

Can it, perhaps, even grant a good woman's most powerful wish, and save the life of the man she loves.

Might the very secret she kept be the answer he needs? 

The Oklahoma All-Girl Brands:

A miracle in every story!


THE TEXAS BRAND: Book 5

The Lone Cowboy

Marcus doesn’t celebrate Christmas anymore.

Not since the holiday massacre of his entire family left him an orphaned child, traumatized and alone. Taken in by a reclusive billionaire with a secret identity, Marcus was trained to take the older man’s place when he could no longer serve as the elusive crime-fighter known as The Guardian.

Casey is a reporter.

 But unlike every other member of the press, she’s not after The Guardian to unmask him. She needs his help to protect her younger sister. Someone from her shadowy past is after her, and Casey is sure she’s in danger.

Marcus couldn’t have known…

That helping Casey would bring him into the midst of the huge loving family he never knew he had, much less into Casey’s loving arms. Or that helping Casey would unwrap a Christmas Miracle that would heal his wounded heart in ways he never dared to hope for.