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About Kate Pearce
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born in England in the middle of a large family of girls and quickly found that her imagination was far more interesting than real life. After acquiring a masters degree in history and barely escaping from the British Civil Service alive, she moved to California and then to Hawaii with her kids and her husband and set about reinventing herself as a romance writer.
She is known for both her unconventional heroes and her joy at subverting romance cliches about exactly who gets into bed with whom. In her spare time she self publishes science fiction erotic romance, historical romance, and whatever else she can imagine. She currently writes cowboys for Kensington Publishing and Regency mysteries under her Catherine Lloyd pen name.
You can find Kate at her website at http://www.katepearce.com, on Facebook as Kate Pearce, and on Twitter as Kate4queen
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Called out to rescue a stranded driver on a snowy night, rancher Ted Baker is surprised to find his old high-school friend, Veronica Hernandez, at the wheel—with her pet pig, Bacon, riding shotgun. Ten years after leaving Morgantown, Veronica is as warm, lively, and lovely as ever. If she and Bacon need a place to stay over the holidays, Ted’s got a spare room that needs filling and, maybe, a heart that could use the same…
Veronica has landed herself in a jam—and what better place to lie low than her sleepy hometown? But spending time with Ted is making her wonder why she ever left…and whether it’s too late to turn this Christmas pit stop into a new beginning…
Everyone in rancher Danny Miller’s life wants to know how he feels about his teenage flame returning to Morgan Valley. Danny wishes he knew. After the disastrous ending of their relationship, and Faith’s choice to leave town all those years ago, Danny’s rebuilt his life without her. But he’s about to have a very practical reason for needing her in it again—despite the very impractical desire she inspires once he lays eyes on her . . .
Faith McDonald hadn’t planned on returning home, but with her dad retiring, her help is needed at the family veterinary practice. She’s hoping that by now, folks have forgotten what happened between her and Danny—even if the two of them never can. With a mystery infection decimating the Miller cattle, she and Danny soon find themselves on the same side for the first time in forever. There was a lot of trouble in their past, but the good parts never really flamed out, including their intense attraction. And their shared determination to cure the cattle might just lead them to a healing of their own—and a whole new all-grown-up future . . .
Praise for The Rebellious Rancher
“Sensual. . . . This sexy tale is sure to please cowboy fans.”
Kaiden Miller may be the family jokester, but he takes his work on their ranch very seriously. And as a sought-after master carpenter to boot, he’s busier than ever. Still, when he’s asked to renovate the neighboring ranch, he’s more than willing. The owner, Juan Garcia, is ailing, and Kaiden expects to find the property pretty run down. He doesn’t expect to find his old nemesis—Juan’s daughter,
Julia—overseeing his work . . .
Julia’s not sure why Kaiden never liked her. But if working with him makes life easier for her father, so be it. Yet to her surprise, not only is Kaiden great with her father, he’s great with her too. As the weeks pass, it becomes harder to ignore their simmering attraction. And when Julia’s boss turns up with a sweet deal, both she and Kaiden will have to decide where their loyalties—and their hearts—lie . . .
Praise for The Rancher’s Redemption
“Readers will be gratified by this feel-good love story.”
“Those who love family drama, redemption stories, and satisfying romance all rolled into one will want this title.”
Two feuding ranchers discover a deep connection in an old silver mine beneath their land in this romance by the New York Times bestselling author.
Now that she’s completed her engineering degree, Rachel Ford Morgan is eager to prove herself to her father and four brothers who run Morgan Ranch. She gets the chance when she discovers fault lines around an abandoned silver mine at the edge of their property. But the troublesome mine is nothing compared to the cowboy who seems determined to shake up her world.
Cauy Lymond doesn’t take kindly to the woman nosing around his land—especially since she’s a member of the neighboring Morgan clan. Cauy is determined to keep his father’s failing ranch out of their super-wealthy hands. But he soon realizes that he needs Rachel’s skill—and admirable courage—to shore up the old mine that threatens both their futures. As they pour all of their blood, sweat, and secrets into saving the land, their true feelings for each other begin to surface.
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It might be the pride of hard work on rugged terrain, the welcoming community, or the memories—but wherever the folks of Morgantown may roam, they have a way of coming back to the ranch . . .
There’s a reason Jackson Lymond left the Air Force, but he’s not telling a soul. He’d rather keep things simple, while trying to start a new life helping his older brother on their northern California ranch. At least Morgantown’s flirty local bartender can keep his mind off the past—that is, until he runs into Daisy Miller . . .
Daisy doesn’t really expect Jackson to remember her. Back in school she did her best to blend in—and pretend she didn’t have five brothers who’d hogtie any boy who even looked at her. These days though, she and Jackson might have more in common than just their ranching relatives. After all, they both left home only to return. Trouble is, under the watch of her fiercely protective family, Daisy is longing for some privacy. Letting Jackson into her life could make that even more difficult—or it might be the second chance they’re both looking for . . .
“Pearce’s fans and contemporary romance readers will want to pick this one up and read it to the end.”
Ranching will always run in Evan Miller’s blood, but as the fifth son, he also wants to prove to his skeptical family that he can forge his own path. Drawn to the world of rodeo, Evan encounters Josie Martinez, half-sister of world champion bull rider Rio Martinez. He hopes Josie might show him the ropes—among other things—but Josie has priorities of her own . . .
Josie’s not sure what she’s doing at her brother’s ranch when she should be at her office in San Francisco, fulfilling her dream of becoming young entrepreneur of the year. Ever since violence unexpectedly entered her life and her home, she’s struggled to get her life back on track. The ranch offers a sanctuary—with one gorgeous exception: Evan. But is he just a distraction, or can their growing bond—and undeniable attraction—persuade Josie that her heart is big enough for work and love . . .
Praise for The Rancher Meets His Match
“Pearce effortlessly draws readers in. . . . Fans will be entranced.”
Ry Morgan has always had a thing for Avery Hayes—one more hope his twin wrecked for him, kissing her at the high school prom while pretending to be Ry. Eight years later, Ry has had enough: he’s quitting the pro rodeo circuit, moving home to California to mend fences, and letting his brother clean up his own messes for a change. Reclaiming Avery’s stolen kiss is at the top of his agenda. But Avery isn’t the girl she used to be.
At the height of her rodeo career, a bad fall left Avery lucky to be alive, let alone walking. Between surgeries and fighting off everybody’s pity, she hasn’t been on a horse since. Ry is strong, confident, and sexy as hell—exactly what she thought she wanted at seventeen. Now, she’ll have to protect the safe space she’s made for herself—or risk it all for a dream she thought would never come again.
“If you love cowboys—and who doesn’t—you’ll love the Morgans!” --Cora Seton, New York Times bestselling author on The Reluctant Cowboy
At Madame Helene's exclusive House of Pleasure in London, all guests are welcome to explore beyond their inhibitions . . .
Forced to wed at a young age, Abigail Beecham is tired of living in a sexless marriage. She longs to succumb to the delicious pleasures of pure carnal lust that she has only read about. And if her husband can't satisfy her erotic needs, she's ready to find a man who can . . .
Peter Howard is accustomed to unusual sexual requests. His ten years as a slave in a Turkish brothel left him skilled in sensual delights. But there is little that actually arouses him—until he meets Abigail. Now he longs to tease and torment her until she cries out with pleasure. Maybe then he'll finally experience that exquisite feeling of bliss he so desperately desires . . .
Praise for Simply Sinful
“Pearce provides an interesting twist to the standard “love lessons” plot in this story where both the husband and wife receive erotic training from a master. With historical detail, strong character development, a slight mystery, caring relationships and smoking hot sex, there is something for everyone.” —RT Book Reviews
“Pushes the envelope on eroticism. More than once I found myself fanning myself over the heat generated between Peter, Abigail, and James. Whether they were together as a ménage or paired off as a couple, the emotional intensity was scorching hot . . . . Simply Sinful is truly a decadent read!” —Romance Junkies
Lucinda Haymore is still reeling from the cruel betrayal of a vile seducer. Softly, irresistibly, his profession of love disguised his truer, baser intentions. With the knowledge that her reputation is at stake, she is happy to accept a proposal of marriage in name only from her best friend since childhood . . .
While Paul St. Clare has no interest in consummating his marriage with Lucinda, he has every intention of allowing her to enjoy true physical ecstasy in the hands of another. It's no surprise that he finds an agent more than willing to accommodate his needs in Madame Helene's House of Pleasure in London. What he doesn't expect is how perfectly the arrangement satisfies everyone's desires . . .
Praise for the House of Pleasures series
“With historical detail, strong character development, a slight mystery, caring relationships and smoking hot sex, there is something for everyone.” —RT Book Reviews on Simply Sinful
“Can you say HOT? Well it doesn't get much hotter than Simply Sexual. From the first scorching page to the last . . . a wild ride of sex and suspense, keeping you guessing until the very end.” —Simply Romance Reviews
Blue Morgan never thought he’d crave long days on horseback, working the cattle ranch where he grew up with his brothers. But after a decade of getting shouted and shot at in the Marines, fresh air and hard work are just what he needs to settle his restless energy. The place is just like he remembered it—only with the addition of a pretty, prickly new veterinarian who keeps invading his thoughts.
There’s no denying the spark between Jenna McDonald and Blue. But with her job at risk and her own family’s expectations to wrangle, Jenna isn’t looking for another sparring partner. Still, working together to care for the horses keeps them a little too close to stay purely professional. If Blue can gain Jenna’s trust, they may find a love that goes the distance.
“If you love cowboys—and who doesn’t—you’ll love the Morgans!” —Cora Seton, New York Times bestselling author on The Reluctant Cowboy
On a California ranch, a restless rodeo champion meets a woman who can his roving ways in this romance by the New York Times bestselling author.
Turning his back on his American father’s business empire was the smartest decision Rio Martinez ever made. Now, after a high-flying career on the rodeo circuit, the world champion bull rider is ready for a change of pace. But his summer hiatus working the Morgan brothers’ California ranch has Rio hoping for a happily ever after when he meets a beautiful French baker.
After her husband abandoned her, Yvonne Payet found a new home in the welcoming community of Morgantown, where she threw herself into running her dream café. Enjoying her hard-won independence, she doesn’t need another handsome heartbreaker calling the shots. But Rio isn’t just the sexiest, most arrogant cowboy she ever met—he also has some great ideas for expanding her business. With a reality TV show on the horizon and her ex demanding a second chance, Yvonne has to decide which sunset she wants to ride off into.
Note: A Ghost of a Chance was published previously as part of the collection Bedeviled: A Haunting Of Castle Keyvnor book 2.