The Texas Brands

The Texas Brand 
It's all about family 

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Book 1, The Littlest Cowboy

Baby on his Doorstep!

Sheriff Garrett Brand has raised his brood of siblings single-handedly, and he’s done his best to mold them into honorable, responsible, and trustworthy human beings. So when a baby lands on the doorstep of the Texas Brand, his first question is which younger brother is in for a butt-kicking? But the little fellow isn’t named after Ben, or Wes, or Adam, or Elliot. This baby is named after him–Garrett Ethan Brand–according to the note his mama left behind.

He’s still racking his brain to figure it all out, when a woman shows up at the ranch in the dead of night, fighting mad and accusing Garrett of murdering her sister and stealing the baby!

Chelsea is confused, heartbroken, and too mad to think straight, and the same trouble that found her poor sister is right on her tail. But of all the places she and the baby could’ve wound up, there's none better than the ranch called the Texas Brand, and there's no family that would fight harder to protect an innocent woman and child.

Trouble doesn’t stand a chance against The Brands of Texas.

More than 700 5-Star Reviews!

*On Amazon US alone!

"Oh my God. I didn't expect this. I really didn't.
This is a story about family and how nothing is impossible... 
It's a story about fighting through emotional scars of your terrible past and learning to move [into] the arms of people who love you.
If Chelsea can do that, we can all do it.
It's a story that would melt the iciest of souls.
Read it!"
An Amazon Reviewer

Book 2: The Baddest Virgin in Texas

Jessi Brand always gets what she wants. And what she wants is part time ranch hand, part time deputy, and full time hunk, Lash Monroe. Unfortunately, her five big (really big) brothers have other ideas. And so does Lash, who had his fill of large families and overbearing “brothers” during his childhood in foster care. He’s a loner and a drifter and he intends to stay that way.

Can the youngest Brand on the ranch handle six uncooperative males and land the man of her dreams? Maybe, but when trouble finds Lash and he heads off to face it alone, everything else takes a back seat, because the Brand family sticks together, and like it or not, Lash has become a part of that family. And when the cavalry shows up, it’s Jessi leading the charge.

Maggie Shayne is the real deal!


  • 15 RITA® Award nominations and 1 win
  • A New York Times bestselling author
  • A USA Today bestselling author
  • A multi-time number 1 overall Amazon bestselling author
  • 60+ stories published by Harlequin, Berkley, Avon (Harper,) St. Martin's Press, Pocket Books
  • Multiple RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Awards
  • Multiple RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Awards
  • Former CBS Daytime writer. (Guiding Light, As the World Turns)



Book 3: Badlands Bad Boy

Alter Ego or Ghostly Warrior?

Wes Brand is the black sheep of the family. But lately, he’s become friends with an old Shaman named Turtle who has hidden reasons for wanting to put Wes in touch with his Comanche roots. He convinces Wes to impersonate legendary warrior, Wolf Shadow, to drive archaeologist Dr. Taylor McCoy away from her dig site. His failing health provides plenty of leverage. But when the beautiful doc finds herself falling for both Wes and his ghostly alter-ego, Wes wonders how he’ll get out of the mess he’s made without ruining the powerful feelings beginning to grow between them.

Teresa MedeirosNew York Times bestselling author

Maggie Shayne is a reader's joy! A remarkable talent!

Book 4: Long Gone Lonesome Blues

Back from the Dead?

Ben Brand is still in mourning for his long lost wife, Penny, although it’s been two years since she died in a fiery car wreck leaving her wedding band as the only identifiable thing on her body. Now he wonders if his endless grief has finally driven him crazy, because he’s seen her, twice now, once outside his gym in town where he teaches martial arts to kids, and ones right outside his bedroom window. Is Ben losing his mind…or experiencing a miracle?



 Long Gone Lonesome Blues

Formerly titled: The Husband She Couldn't Remember

A RITA® Award Nominee

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.

Maggie Shayne is better than chocolate!

Suzanne Forster
NY Times Bestseller

Book 6: Lone Star Lonely

Left at the Altar!

When Adam Brand’s first and only love Kirsten chose not to show up on their wedding day, he was devastated. When she turned up again, married to the town’s richest old man, it was almost a relief. His seething anger overpowered his heartbreak. At least, outwardly it did. Inside he never understood, and rather than be forced to see her playing trophy bride to a billionaire, he left Quinn, Texas, his family, and the Texas Brand.

But now he’s back, and Kirsten’s in trouble. Her wealthy husband has been shot dead, his blood is on her hands, and his gun bears her prints. The secrets she’s been keeping for longer than Adam has ever suspected, have finally come home to roost, and there’s only one man who can save her from the mess she’s made of her life. The one man with more cause to hate her than anyone, more cause to hate her than he even knows. And now she has no choice but to tell him the truth…about everything.

"I just want to tell stories 
that leave their readers
feeling better than they found them.
The better you feel,
the better your life.
I want to make people
feel uplifted, encouraged,
empowered, healed, and 
110% warm and fuzzy."

~Maggie Shayne

Book 7: The Outlaw Bride

A Woman From The Past….

When he first finds himself at an old west hanging in the middle of Quinn Texas, Elliot realizes that he probably hit his head a little harder than he thought when he ran his brother’s truck into a tree. But he rescues the beautiful outlaw from the gallows all the same.

When the delusions clear, and she’s still with him, he figures he’s either losing his mind, or that amulet his archaeologist sister-in-law dug up has some kind of strange powers after all.

Regardless of how she got there, Esmeralda Montoya claims the Texas Brand is rightfully hers. His family want her gone. His sister Jessie would prefer to skin her alive. But all Elliot wants to do is kiss her, hold her, love her, and keep her in his world forever.

Book 8: Texas Angel

As a little girl, Sara Brand witnessed the murder of her family, an event that has left deep emotional scars. She’s beginning to heal, having found extended family in Texas and the brother she thought she’d lost. On break from her job teaching Kindergarten, Sarah has come to vacation at Sugar Keep, an old plantation in the Louisiana Bayou country.

But trouble hasn’t finished with her yet. It shows up in the form of darkly handsome Jake Nash, a man with a hands-off attitude and sizzling brown eyes, who turns out to be an ex-con suspected of murder. Before she can make up her mind about him, someone is killed right in front of Sarah’s eyes. She didn’t see the killer, but the killer has no way of knowing that.

Now she’s on the run and there’s only one person protecting her. Jake. Is he “her shied” as a Voodoo Priestess told her, or is he stalking her with the intent to silence her forever?

Book 9: Texas Homecoming

A Heart Yearns…
Luke Brand wishes for what he’s never had–family. Aside from an overprotective mother who died young, he’s never had that–until he drives his rig into Quinn, Texas to meet the family he’s never known. His cousins welcome him with open arms. 3 months later he’s still there, selling his semi to buy an abandoned house for back taxes, dreaming of settling down with a wholesome woman and raising some kids of his own.

Opposites Attract…
Jasmine is not wholesome. She’s a waitress and sometimes exotic dancer at a Chicago club. A classically trained dancer, Jasmine doesn’t mind doing what she has to. It’s all for her son, Baxter. She’d do anything to protect him from the world.

Danger Pursues…
When Baxter witnesses a murder at the club and becomes a target himself, Jasmine takes him and runs. Posing as her best friend, shot dead by the same killer who’s after Bax, she heads for Texas to hole up in the house her roomie inherited but wanted no part of. The only problem with her plan is the sexy cowboy who’s already living there.