High school English teacher Melinda Terwilliger is sick and tired of being afraid. Her once-perfect neighborhood has been overrun by criminals and its residents are terrified. When she’s mugged on her way home one night, enough is enough. She’s desperate to find her inner strength, even if she has to resort to drastic measures, like hypnosis.
THE TURNING POINT
Something goes wrong while she’s under, and Melinda emerges believing herself to be a professionally trained bad ass.
Matthew McGuire is undercover, posing as a teacher in Melinda’s district. He’s after the very thugs terrorizing the quiet, beautiful Ms. Terwilliger’s neighborhood. But he needs their boss, too, a man who rarely shows his face. Matt never expected the shy beautiful teacher to turn into a fearless, reckless vigilante. Her antics might cost the police the kingpin they’ve been after for months. But worse, they could easily get Melinda killed.
He has to get close to her to keep her out of trouble. He doesn’t plan to fall into the bad guys’ hands, or into Melinda’s heart, but does both in this uplifting, funny, romantic, novella-length read from a NY Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author!
Protecting Dr. Stick-Up-Her-Rear isn't on Gavin McClintock bucket list. But a promise is a promise, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to keep Sarabeth safe. When she sheds her librarian-in-mourning look in favor of a sexy new disguise, she shows Gavin the Sarabeth that’s been hiding beneath that shell of propriety, and soon it’s Gavin’s heart in danger.
Each book in the Guardian for Hire series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Wife for Hire
Book #2 Guardian for Hire
Helen Marshall can’t believe Ricardo’s outrageous proposal, or that she’s considering it, but she must help clear her parents’ debts or her family faces financial ruin. The small print on the marriage contract states they’ll be husband and wife for three months in every way—including in the bedroom. But there’s nothing in the contract about falling in love, or what they do when the three months is up and they want to negotiate a clause binding them forever.
What she doesn’t anticipate is finding “Jack” along the way. A simple handyman, he makes her laugh and sigh with pleasure. He makes her forget her goals. But with his meager lifestyle, Jack cannot be in her future.
Emerson Jackson Watson spies the lovely Rachel coming around the corner in her sexy, red heels. And he promises himself that he is going to have her. Unfortunately, the lovely Rachel is looking for the other side of him – the side he doesn’t want to show her. She wants Emerson – the debonair wizard of Wall Street – when he knows what she really needs is Jack – the down-to-earth jack of all trades.
How can he show her that the life she thinks she wants isn’t what she needs? That she needs him…
Or if I even want to.
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.
When strange and exotic little Brand sister, Selene, is out by the falls, dancing half naked with her fellow rebellious tree worshipping types, a stranger stumbles out of the woods and falls at her feet. He’s been stabbed. And when he opens his eyes, all he sees is a topless wood-nymph holding a dagger. When she bends close and asks his name, he realizes that he doesn’t know the answer.
Someone is trying to kill Cory Falconer because he knows something he can’t remember. And the only person on his side is a witchy little vegetarian who’s running away for her own reasons.
Sensual romance. Approximately 71,000 words
*The Brand family, including the Texas Bunch, come together near the conclusion of this novel. This is the only one of the Oklahoma All-Girl Brands to contain just a touch of magic.
If you liked the films Practical Magic or Hope Floats, you’ll love this story.
The Oklahoma All Girl Brand Series includes:
The Brands Who Came for Christmas, Brand New Heartache, Secrets and Lies, A Mommy For Christmas (originally Feels Like Home) and One Magic Summer (originally Dangerous Lover.)
Coming soon, Vidalia Brand’s long awaited story, Vidalia’s Valentine
He wants something else: me, for one year.
But I don’t even know who he is…
365 days and nights doing everything he wants…except that.
“I’m not going to sleep with you,” I say categorically.
“I’m going to make you a promise,” his eyes challenge mine. “Before our time is up, you’ll beg me for it.”
What readers are saying about Charlotte Byrd:
"Extremely captivating, sexy, steamy, intriguing, and intense!” ★★★★★
"Addictive and impossible to put down.” ★★★★★
“I can’t get enough of the turmoil, lust, love, drama and secrets!” ★★★★★
“Fast-paced romantic suspense filled twists and turns, danger, betrayal and so much more.” ★★★★★
“Decadent, delicious, & dangerously addictive!” ★★★★★
*Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*
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 last 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.
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.
The Oklahoma Brands Series:
The Brands Who Came for Christmas
Brand New Heartache
Secrets and Lies
A Mommy For Christmas
One Magic Summer
Sweet Vidalia Brand