Colton’s Surprise Heir


In the second book of The Coltons of Texas series, a brooding cowboy tracks the stalker after his true love—and unborn child 

With an imprisoned serial killer for a father, rancher Ethan Colton never planned on continuing the tainted family name. But six months after a night of passion with a woman from his past, Ethan discovers he’s about to be a dad.

Beautiful, independent Lizzie Conner turns up at his Texas ranch expecting nothing but protection from the guarded cowboy. A stalker is fast on her trail, leaving creepy gifts and notes threatening her and the baby. Now all that matters to Ethan is keeping his unexpected family safe—and out of

ON SALE 02/09/2016

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Welcome to February & thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone’s already into a good new year and getting excited for the holidays to come. I’ve already stocked up on my pink and red wrapped candy supply in prep for Valentine’s Day (and maybe a bottle or two of wine as well!)

I’m so excited to share my February release. It’s book 2 of this year’s Colton’s miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. There will be one book a month, all 12 months of 2016 about the Colton’s of Texas.

The Colton siblings have overcome an incredibly challenging childhood. Their father, notorious serial killer, Matthew Colton, was finally captured two decades ago, after his final crime was discovered – the murder of his wife, Saralee. Saralee’s body was discovered by their young son, Ethan.

COLTON’S SURPRISE HEIR picks up twenty years later. The seven Colton children are all grown and all deal with the memories of their parents in different ways. While most were drawn to roles in law enforcement, Ethan’s always been different, his love for animals and the outdoors drawing him to ranching. Six months prior to the start of the book, Ethan was reacquainted with childhood friend, Lizzie Conner, and the two share a night of passion. When Lizzie shows back up in Ethan’s life six months later, she’s carrying a rather big surprise. She’s also running from a faceless threat that seems increasingly determined to make her baby his own.

I loved writing Ethan and Lizzie’s story. They are two damaged, yet hopeful souls who have an ages-long love and affection for each other. It was wonderful to watch them rediscover that, even while broader danger was hovering beneath the surface for them and the entire Colton family.

COLTON’S SURPRISE HEIR is on sale now at all e-retailers and will be out in print on Tuesday, February 9th.

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I wish you a wonderful February, full of love, family and friends and a plenty of romance to keep you warm.

Happy Reading!