Meet the Contributing Authors

Tessa Layne

Sassy Sizzling Western Romance


Tessa writes smokin' hot contemporary cowboy romances. She loves writing about smart, sassy women, and the tenderhearted tough guys who fall head over heels for them. Along the way you'll get to meet the Sinclaire family who've been ranching for 150 years and who helped build Prairie, Kansas. You'll meet the Hansen Family, who raise Palominos, and who've been in the Flint Hills nearly as long. You'll also meet the Graces—Matriarch Dottie who runs the local diner and her four wild daughters.


Tessa grew up in Colorado in the mountains at the edge of the Great Plains. There, she met her own smokin' hot Cowboy, and They had a whirlwind romance to rival any novel. She believes in Happily Ever Afters, loves fireflies, horses, and breathing clean country air. Her favorite thing to do is to sit on the porch swing with a glass of Rose, listening to her Cowboy pluck his guitar!


Tessa's website     Tessa's Newsletter

Genevieve Turner

Modern Cowboys, Timeless Love


Genevieve Turner writes historical romance fresh from the Golden State. In a previous life, she was a scientist studying the genetics of behavior, but now she’s a stay at home mom studying the intersection of nature and nurture in her own kids.  (So far, nature is winning!)  She lives in beautiful Southern California, where she manages her family and homestead in an indolent manner.


Gen's website     Gen's Newsletter

Christine Kingsley

Romance from the Heart


Christine Kingsley is the author of sweet and sassy contemporary romance. Her Willow Valley and Sunset Bay series are known for their compelling blend of heat and heart. When she’s not dreaming up her next love story, she’s wrangling her three kids or planning her next escape to the beach.


Christine's website     Christine's Newsletter

Erin Wright

Swexy Western Romances from the Heart


Erin Wright has worked every job under the sun, including library director, barista, teacher, website designer, and ranch hand helping brand cattle, before settling into the career she’s always dreamed about: Author.


She still loves coffee, doesn’t love the smell of cow flesh burning, and is quite happily ensconced with her handsome hubby in a small, charming town in rural Idaho. On her site below, you can sign up for her newsletter, along with finding the requisite pictures of Jasmine, her kitty cat muse and snuggle buddy extraordinaire.


Erin's website     Erin's Newsletter

Amity Lassiter

Sweet Western Heat


Amity Lassiter lives in Eastern Canada with her herding dog, her barn cat, two horses and her Mister. She has loved telling stories her entire life and even before she could write could be found in her grandmother’s basement, reciting fiction into an ancient cassette recorder.


The most influential author in Amity’s life would be Peter S. Beagle, the author of The Last Unicorn, who introduced her to her first achingly impossible love story and made her believe in magic. She met, and shared the most surreal small talk with Beagle in May 2014.


She loves critters, coffee, and cowboys – and she still believes in unicorns.


Amity's website     Amity's Newsletter

Suzie O'Connell

Small Towns and Big Hearts


Suzie is the author of eleven novels (and counting), including the popular Northstar romances, which are the products of a love affair with Montana that began in her teens with a two-week vacation to her step-sister's rustic cabin. She writes contemporary small town and Western romances, the kind with strong women and big-hearted men helping each other heal—stories that'll grab you by the heart and hold on tight long after the last page.


When she isn’t writing, you’ll probably find Suzie in the mountains with a camera in hand, enjoying the beauty of Montana with her husband Mark, their daughter Maddie, and their golden retriever Reilly.


Suzie's website     Suzie's Newsletter

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