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The Sons Of A Gun Series is here!

For the past year, I’ve been creating a new historical western romance series and I cannot tell you how much fun it has been. HWR is my first reading and writing love, and the five books in this series were a joy to write. Happy reading!

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Thurston Thursday Edition 5

»Posted on Oct 27, 2016 in Brenda's Banter & Balm | Comments Off on Thurston Thursday Edition 5


It’s #ThurstonThursday! And that means a new release. This week’s book is A Lasting Harmony, Book 5 by Shelley Kassian.

Happy Reading!

This is Book 5 (warm) in the 12 book Thurston Hotel Series of sweet to warm, stand-alone, contemporary romance novels, connected by common settings, characters, and events.

Fired from her music contract due to drug and alcohol addiction, Jade Carter relocates to Harmony to heal her wounds and rethink her ailing career. But when she checks in at the Thurston Hotel, hoping for a second chance, not everything is as it appears. Taking pity on the singer’s dire situation, General Manager Ben Thurston hires her, but not in the way she expects. Jade is soon attracted to bartender Jason Knight, but will her turbulent history and tenuous actions challenge a future with him?

Jason left the corporate world behind to settle in the Rocky Mountains for a healthier lifestyle. When Jade Carter walks into his lounge and into his life, a love at first sight type of chemistry ignites between them. But when they’re photographed together in a compromising embrace, local media attention forces them into a show of commitment.

Is it just pretend? Or could it be more? Can Jason prove himself to be a knight in shining armor who provides the lasting harmony Jade needs?




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Five Roads From Beltane Interactive

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A unique reading experience from my author friend, Susan Horsnell…

Outlaws hold up the bank in Beltane at the busiest time of the week.

Dire consequences follow, not only for the outlaws, but also their hostages.

The scene is set.

One beginning, five different endings.

Five Authors: RaeAnne Hadley, D’Ann Lindun, Margaret Tanner,
Allison Merritt and Susan Horsnell

The path is up to you. The story unfolds in the way YOU decide.

Which path will you choose?

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#ThurstonThursday Part Two

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The second book in the Thurston Hotel Series is available today on #Amazon

and this story is one of my favorites!

A busload of stranded seniors in a small mountain resort town. 

A stowaway.  A completely frazzled tour master.

What could possibly go wrong? 

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A steamier read from my Aussie author friend

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Want a steamy read?

Here’s one from my Aussie author friend you might enjoy.

Happy Reading!

Emma has loved Cody all her life but he sees her only as his little sister’s friend.
When she returns after four years away, nothing has changed.
Insisting on caring for Zoe who has been left in a wheelchair after an accident, Emma moves into the ranch.
How will she cope with the man of her dreams on a daily basis?
Will he realize his feelings too late?

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Amazon AU

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It’s here! Happy Thurston Thursday!

»Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in Brenda's Banter & Balm | Comments Off on It’s here! Happy Thurston Thursday!

Book 1 in the Thurston Hotel Series is available on

#Amazon today.

Happy Reading, Everyone!

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The citizens of Harmony…

»Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in Brenda's Banter & Balm | Comments Off on The citizens of Harmony…

We’ve met the hotel owners and staff, but the Town of Harmony boasts a full range of citizens from adorable children to quirky adults to a few with four feet and waggly tails.

Our black doctor at the Harmony General keeps the citizens healthy and his gorgeous wife is a sous chef at the Thurston. Their two beautiful teenage daughters work part-time for a couple of the many local shop owners. We have clergy and cops and some very sexy firefighters. The bake shop owner’s cupcakes are to die for, and she features a special one every month. Of course, our local newspaperman’s scruples are questionable. The weekly Harmony Chronicle publishes every Thursday, but you never know what will be posted on the Chronicle’s Facebook page in the meantime.

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So, who’s working and living at the Thurston…

»Posted on Sep 27, 2016 in Brenda's Banter & Balm | Comments Off on So, who’s working and living at the Thurston…

Besides the hotel’s owners, there is a full staff to ensure the Thurston runs smoothly. Friendly (and sometimes flirty) front desk clerks and smiling bellhops welcome guests. Efficient housekeeping staff keep the hotel and guest rooms clean.

Our French chef creates culinary masterpieces in the kitchens for hungry guests in the Foothills Dining Room and Alberta Rose Coffee Shop. Our sexy bartenders chat up customers and tease the regulars while they mix drinks for the wait staff to serve in the Thomas Lounge and Peaks Bar.

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