Saturday, February 18, 2017

Lacy Williams Book List

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Just Judy's Jumbles Blog Party


Interview with Lacy Williams
Do you laugh and cry while writing your books?
I am not much of a crier in general. But I do usually find myself smiling when writing or re-reading the kiss scenes in my books. They are one of my favorite parts of writing the books!

Favorite book or character you have written?
I would have to say Jonas White from my second book, The Homesteader’s Sweetheart. Jonas was a compassionate, shy guy with confidence issues (especially when dealing with the opposite sex!). His sweet nature made him a perfect Beta hero.

Do you ever forget that the characters are not real?
Not really. But I often have times where the characters surprise me with what they want to do or refuse to do (and ruin my plot!). My husband gets a kick out of it. He always says, “but they are characters from YOUR head”. They are real to me!!

What is your go-to snack?

Regular M&Ms. I usually have a bag or two in the house. And now my 2-year-old son recognizes the sound of a hand in the bag and will run into the kitchen from another room in the house. Sigh. I’ve got to learn to be quieter. 
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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Dates
 Angela Hudson doesn't even want to go to her reunion. Unlike the girl votes to be most successful, she feels like the least successful. Failed marriage. Failing business. And from the looks of it, her online dating isn't looking too successful either. At least she has a wonderful son.

Drew Scheffield is helping out his brother for the summer at his coffee shop. It's been a rough year and he needed to get away from New York City. From his past. A past he's so stuck in that he's afraid to step forward into the future.

Coffee shops can be interesting places for watching people. It's just a story, but it must have been a real hoot watching Angela meet her online dates for coffee.
Originally published in Matched Online
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Heart of Oklahoma Series
Boxed Set of First Three Books
Book 1: Kissed by a Cowboy
Haley Carston had been moved from one place to the next. Then her aunt invited her to stay and finish high school. She was finally home and had friends. And gave her heart away for the first time. Until it all fell apart. Her aunt's health has brought her back to town.

Maddox Michaels has the world on his shoulders and has since he was a teen and his dad drank himself to death. Now he's trying to keep the farm afloat, raise his niece and deal with his depressed brother. How can he make room for Haley in this mess that's his life?
 Book 2: Love Letters from Cowboy
Ryan Michaels has been in love with the same girl for twelve long years. He never told her. And now she’s coming back home after being away in the military. Her mission was over and his was going into full attack...to get the girl he loves to fall in love with him.

Ashley Reynolds joined the military after she felt her parents betrayed her. Now her career is over, she no longer knows who she is or what she’ll do. And she wasn’t there for her parents when they needed her. The biggest question of all, what to do about Ryan Michaels?
Mistletoe Cowboy
Justin Michaels is only twenty-seven, but life has made him feel much older. A career-ending accident left him with crippled physically and emotionally. That was why he only smiled and chatted with the coffee shop girl at the drive-thru and never asked her out. She was young and innocent. He wasn’t.

Valri North had a full life and a plan. She was going to be a doctor one day. Between work, school and helping with her siblings at home...there was no time for dating. If she had time, it would be her daydream cowboy who came through to get coffee every day.

I love these stories of the Michaels family in the Inspy Kisses collections. If you get teary eyed when reading, this is one to have the tissues handy. 
Book 4: Secondhand Cowboy
Book 5: Cowgirl for Keeps
Book 6: Jingle Bell Cowgirl
Book 7: Heart of a Cowgirl
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Wyoming Legacy Series
 United by family, destined for love
The Homesteader's Sweetheart
To escape a dreaded arranged marriage, Penny Castlerock will face anything—even life on her grandfather's farm. But it isn't the rustic lifestyle that's got the Philadelphia socialite tied in knots. It's the handsome homesteader and his eight adopted children next door...

With seven boys and a girl to raise, transplanted farmer Jonas White could sure use some help. He just didn't expect it to come from the high-spirited, copper-haired beauty he's always admired from afar. But surely working the land is no life for a woman like Penny. Yet a threat to Jonas's farm just might show him how perfect Penny is for him after all.
Book 0.5: Courted by a Cowboy
Amazon
Wyoming, 1895

Sam Castlerock's return to Bear Creek, Wyoming, may be the answer to Emily Sands's prayers. Though she's not the kind of girl to rely on anyone else, the handsome cowboy-turned-banker may be able to get her family a much-needed extension on their loan. But Sam also reminds Emily of her dreams of a husband and family of her own….

After years on the range, Sam is determined to prove himself to his father by turning around the local bank, even if he must call in loans from his struggling neighbors. But being reunited with Emily stirs old feelings to life, and he's soon torn between his obligations and following his heart. How can Sam do his duty if it will hurt the community -- and the woman he loves?

Book 1: Roping the Wrangler
Amazon
Teacher Seeks a Husband 

Schoolmarm Sarah Hansen longs for a family of her own. But horse trainer Oscar White is the last man she'd consider. Still, she can't help noticing the care he shows three motherless girls and the gentle way he helps Sarah overcome her fear of horses. 

Too bossy by half—that's the Sarah that Oscar remembers from their teenage years. Yet as a former orphan, he finds the little Caldwell sisters—and their pretty teacher—getting under his skin. Could the tender heart Sarah's always hidden tame a once-reckless wrangler?
Book 2: Return of the Cowboy Doctor
Amazon
The Cowboy's Reluctant Sweetheart 

Two years shy of his medical degree, cowboy Maxwell White is out of money. So, he's back in Bear Creek, wWyoming, working part-time for the local physician. Though he is immediately drawn to the doctor's lovely, whip-smart daughter, she seems to be irritated by Maxwell's very existence. 

Hattie Powell can't quash her feelings for the town's new would-be doctor. But that's exactly why she must keep him at a distance. Hattie is closer than ever to fulfilling her lifelong wish of becoming a doctor. Now, the only thing standing in her way is the man of her dreams.
Book 3: The Wrangler's Inconvenient Wife
MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE
With no family to watch over them, it's up to Fran Morris to take care of her younger sister, even if it means marrying a total stranger. Gruff, strong and silent, her new husband is a cowboy down to the bone. He wed Fran to protect her, not to love her, but her heart has never felt so vulnerable. 


Trail boss Edgar White already has all the responsibility he needs at his family's ranch in Bear Creek, Wyoming. He had intended to remain a bachelor forever, but he can't leave Fran and her sister in danger. And as they work on the trail together, Edgar starts to soften toward his unwanted wife. He already gave Fran his name…can he trust her with his heart?
Book 4: A Cowboy for Christmas
Book 5: Her Convenient Cowboy
Book 6: Her Cowboy Deputy
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Counterfeit Cowboy
From the moment Jesse Baker collides with Erin O'Grady on a Boston train platform, he faces a dilemma. For once, Jesse doesn't want to lie about who and what he is. Yet if she learns he's a con artist, not a cowboy—and the urchin with him is certainly not his brother—she'll never give him a chance.Erin suspects there's more to the enigmatic cowboy than meets the eye. But the sheltered socialite is certain his deep compassion is real. On the long Christmastime train ride to Wyoming, hearts and courage are tested and true motives revealed. And the journey that began in a charade may end with redemption—and a very real love.
 Marrying Miss Marshal
Amazon
Filling the shoes of her late husband as town marshal hasn’t been easy for Danna Carpenter. She’s not only fighting criminals but she’s also fighting to earn the respect of the townspeople. So crossing paths with tenderfoot detective Chas O’Grady is the last thing she needs. He’s hunting a band of cattle rustlers and isn’t used to the rugged Wyoming landscape. Teaming up is their only option, but when circumstances place them in a compromising situation, the town forces a more permanent partnership—marriage. If they can let down their guards with each other they might find that love is the greatest catch of all.
Heart of Gold Novella
Amazon
Wyoming, 1902--Ranch foreman Charlie Welch suspects his boss's daughter has returned home with purely selfish motives--she wants money.
After being estranged from her father for years, Opal Bright hopes her homecoming will result in both reconciliation and a solution to help the orphanage she sponsors back home in Omaha.
When Charlie and Opal find themselves mixed up with a ragtag group of bandits and trapped in an abandoned gold mine, they must risk everything to survive... including their hearts.
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Happily Ever Afters Guaranteed (short story collection)
A single mom finds love when reunited with someone from her past in A BIRTHDAY TO REMEMBER.
A working girl takes a job as nanny to help a widowed father and falls in love--with him and his three boys!--in GREEN PEAS SNEEZE.
These stories plus much more, and a sneak peak at two of the author's other books.
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Under Lacy Yager
Unholy Alliance Series
Three in One Boxed Set
Book 1: Unholy Alliance
Forever seventeen, vampire Maggie Wells has spent the last 150 years seeking redemption by helping troubled teens. Born to destroy vampires, Shane Campton is clueless in dealing with his two younger sisters, whom he is responsible for. When Maggie and Shane—who should be mortal enemies—are forced to work together to save Shane’s family, sparks fly. But will they ignite a forbidden love or incinerate both of them?
Book 2: Shadow Allegiance
They were her enemies. Until she became one of them. 
A Chaser born to kill vampires, sixteen-year-old Rachel Campton has grown up in her older brother's shadow. Until she wakes up a vampire, her own mortal foe. She's stronger, faster than her human self, but haunted by bloodlust and the loss of her beloved younger sister. Friendless and lost in enemy territory, Rachel must rely on Alex Wellington, a former nemesis and centuries old vampire who looks like a college football player. 
As Rachel goes deep into vamp territory, she learns there is more to the vampire life than killing humans. She also discovers another side to Alex. He is more than a murderer, he is someone that she starts to fall for. Rachel faces the ultimate choice--her new life and unexpected love or the family she left behind, the family that may now want her dead.
Book 3: Rival
Her destiny. His determination.

Born a vampire Chaser, seventeen-year-old Emily Santos wants nothing more than to join the family business. 
Black belt senior Brett Carson has decided it's time to rid himself of his unrequited feelings for Emily. But when he finds himself in the middle of an altercation with Emily and a gang of vampires, he is drawn into a world he never expected...
Book 4: Beloved Enemy
She's the unlikeliest vampire hunter ever. A scientist. 

Seventeen-year-old science prodigy Genevieve Quinn never thought she would be kidnapped from her college campus by a vampire. Or that said vampire would want her help on a science project. Genevieve has no intention of complying, but when an escape attempt turns deadly, it is a vampire that comes to her rescue. 

Vampire Chad Matthews is an atypical specimen. He’s good-looking, in a dangerous kind of way. But that’s not what attracts Genevieve… it’s the shadows behind his eyes. As Genevieve and Chad team up to find a way to defeat a monster even worse than killer vampires, she discovers that not everything can be explained by science—like falling in love.
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What to Get Your Vampire Girlfriend for Christmas
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Anthology
Trailer for First Kisses
Amazon    Smashwords
First Kisses Anthology
Six popular authors have pulled their talents together and wrote these six stories. Each story stands alone, not connected to the other authors. Romances from the 1800's to the present day. People who are hurt and scarred and don't think that love could be in their futures. They are wrong of course. It's a great mix of stories. Two of the stories are suspense and keep you on the edge of your seat. All six are page turners. I hope that more stories will come from these as there are some great secondary characters as well.

The Rambler's Bride by Linda Goodnight
Jericho North has traveled over a hundred miles to reach his brother's homestead. Each mile that passed he hated the woman more who had tricked his brother into marriage and caused his death. He was going for revenge. Only it seems God has something else in mind.

Esther North is doing the best she can without a man around. Dealing with her cousin's powerful husband and keeping up with the farm. When the dark handsome stranger appears and helps her, she starts to hope. But will he stick around or just pass through?
Lovebirds at the Heartbreak Cafe by Janet Tronstad
Buddy Hamilton was a simple truck driver who wanted a piece of land and a home to call his own. Nothing more. Growing up in foster homes convinced him he'd never be a family man, wouldn't know how. Then he met Penny Rose and her brood. At first they scared him, and then intrigued him. Especially the way the young woman lived out her faith so strongly that he was learning more about God through her actions.
Her Mule Hollow Cowboy by Debra Clopton Parks
Maddie Rose was determined to work as hard as her male partners on the ranch that was willed to them all. She finally had a place to belong. Putting her past behind her and deciding if she couldn't have her dream, at least she had this.

Cliff Masterson thought he was living the dream being on the bull riding circuit. Now that his dad died, he stopped to realize maybe he'd been running all these years. When he went to stay with his brother Rafe and look for land in Mule Hollow, he never expected to find someone that could fill the empty hole in him, even if she was a stubborn spit-fire of a woman.
Deadly Hunt by Margaret Daley
Tess Miller is a bodyguard and she cherishes her time at her uncle's cabin twice a year. Time alone. This trip isn't going quite as she planned when a man who's been shot makes it to her cabin's door. And she's his only help since they are a long walk from anywhere.

Shane Burkhart was just enjoying some time in the mountains, hiking and photographing. Next thing he knows he wakes up in a cabin being tended by a woman. He's been shot. Worse yet...it might not have been an accident.
Necessary Proof by Camy Tang
Alex Villa had spent time in prison, he has since become a Christian and changed his ways but someone is setting him up. He is determined to clear his name and to continue fighting against the drug dealers in Sonoma.

Jane Lawton has felt alone this past year. She's tired of being used, now Alex appears at her door and needs her computer skills. And as she always does for anyone, she helps him. Who knew what danger it would bring to her doorstep? And also how much healing would come from it.
Kissed by a Cowboy by Lacy Williams
Haley Carston had been moved from one place to the next. Then her aunt invited her to stay and finish high school. She was finally home and had friends. And gave her heart away for the first time. Until it all fell apart. Her aunt's health has brought her back to town.

Maddox Michaels has the world on his shoulders and has since he was a teen and his dad drank himself to death. Now he's trying to keep the farm afloat, raise his niece and deal with his depressed brother. How can he make room for Haley in this mess that's his life?
**Received as ARC for review
Sealed With A Kiss
Mail-Order Sunshine Bride by Janet Tronstad
Eleanor “Nellie” O’Reilly arrives in Miles City, Montana Territory with her son. As a widow she saw no other choice beyond the ad for a being a mail-order bride. Elias Henderson seemed to be a stable businessman.

Sheriff Patrick MacDonald ends up with the chore of retrieving the woman and child after Elias gets in a fix. His preconceived idea of her does not match up with the real thing. And he definitely does not seem to fit her idea of a good man.
http://justjudysjumbles.blogspot.com/2011/08/dry-creek-series-by-janet-tronstad.html

Deadly Intent by Margaret Daley
Texas Ranger Sarah Osborn has a new case working with an old love. A man who broke her teenage heart fifteen years ago. If she doesn’t find out who is after Ian O’Leary, she could lose him a second time. Permanently.

Ian is a former FBI agent with plenty of men who might want to do him harm. The list of suspects is plenty long and most look pretty guilty. Margaret Daley does a great job of keeping the reader guessing which suspect is the villain.

Unshakeable Pursuit by Camy Tang
Dr. Geoffrey Whelan and nurse Maylin Kinley have captured the attention of some bad guys. They have no clue how or why. Only a few warnings and face to face encounters with the thugs. One thing Geoff knows for sure is that he’ll protect this woman with all he has. He won’t fail again...like before.

As always Camy Tang writes a compelling story that has you breathless from running and dodging bullets. Your brain gets a work-out as well as you try and figure out what is happening and who is behind it. Always a great suspenseful romance from this author.
With Love Cowboy by Lacy Williams
Ryan Michaels has been in love with the same girl for twelve long years. He never told her. And now she’s coming back home after being away in the military. Her mission was over and his was going into full attack...to get the girl he loves to fall in love with him.

Ashley Reynolds joined the military after she felt her parents betrayed her. Now her career is over, she no longer knows who she is or what she’ll do. And she wasn’t there for her parents when they needed her. The biggest question of all, what to do about Ryan Michaels?
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Mistletoe Kisses: Mistletoe Cowboy
Justin Michaels is only twenty-seven, but life has made him feel much older. A career-ending accident left him with crippled physically and emotionally. That was why he only smiled and chatted with the coffee shop girl at the drive-thru and never asked her out. She was young and innocent. He wasn’t.

Valri North had a full life and a plan. She was going to be a doctor one day. Between work, school and helping with her siblings at home...there was no time for dating. If she had time, it would be her daydream cowboy who came through to get coffee every day.

I love these stories of the Michaels family in the Inspy Kisses collections. If you get teary eyed when reading, this is one to have the tissues handy. 
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Multi-Author Series
Journey West Series
 Book 2: Wagon Train Sweetheart
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6 comments:

  1. Hi Lacy, always like to read your stories but only in print, still like to hold my books and turn the pages. enjoyed the interview...share those M&M's with your little one. or maybe just one color that he likes...
    Paula O

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  2. Loved the interview Lacy. That is funny about the M&M's. When my kids were little I used to try and open a bag of potato chips without making a sound but no matter how quietly I did it they came running from the other side of the house. I think they have a radar for junk food. Gail

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  3. hi, Pol! You are in luck. Our upcoming anthology will be available in print through Amazon. We just go the proofs this week and it is very exciting! Thanks for reading!

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  4. Hi, Gail. It's so true. Why don't they run in when they hear me chopping an apple???

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  5. Thanks so much for the interview! Love learning new things about authors. Thanks for the giveaway!

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