Having grown up in the ranch country of western Nebraska, it was a
natural evolution for Pam to write about the Old West, and she's
published fourteen historical western romances. She's just released her first romantic suspense, Her Mother's Killer. Even more exciting, she's taken her first step in the historical suspense genre with The Spyglass Project, book one in the Secret Six series, written as Frankie Astuto, her new pseudonym.
Pam is one of the founding fillies of Petticoats and Pistols, a popular blogsite for western romance. She's married to her high school sweetheart, Doug, and they have four daughters. She's looking forward to an early retirement when she can spend her days with her children and grandchildren and doing what she's most passionate about. Writing books.
I'll do whatever I have to do. Drop to my knees and offer her the only thing I have left. The one thing that’s only ever been hers—the heart of the devil.
Heart of the Devil is the third book in the Forge Trilogy and should be read after Deal with the Devil (book 1) and Luck of the Devil (book 2). All three books in the Forge Trilogy are available to devour now!
When her dying friend pleads for help to finish a renovation project, Ava Howell can’t refuse, even though her promise means leaving her new career and familiar life in New York to travel to a remote ranch in Texas. She’s good at what she does, and the ghost town vacation resort would look great on her resume, but it means tangling with the ex-military cowboy who is determined to stop her as soon as she arrives.
Beau Paxton needs to sell the land and ghost town to save his family’s struggling ranch. He’s a formidable enemy to Ava’s determination, but the harder she works, the more his attraction for her grows. He doesn’t want to set aside his plans so she can succeed at hers, yet he finds himself doing just that...
Will a promise bring a city girl and a sexy cowboy together? Or will a broken one drive them apart?
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...
It’s 1926, and Edie Kahn is a struggling film star and daughter of a master brewer. When she returns to Chicago, the city’s most powerful crime lord orders her kidnapped in a ruthless blackmail scheme against her father.
Grant must bring her home again. He must deceive her to keep her safe, but keeping her safe isn’t easy when they’re holed up with heavily-armed gangsters and no way back to his aeroplane. Only his lies help keep them alive. Only his work undercover will give him the answers the Secret Six need to keep their mission strong.
But only the truth will convince Edie to trust him. Grant can’t give her what she craves, but there’s something convincing in his touch and kisses. She learns she must follow her heart as together, they escape the perils in one country for the safety in another, and discover an unexpected love for each other along the way.