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About Lisa Mondello
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published author is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her book The Knight and Maggie's Baby is a New York Times Bestseller. Her popular series includes TEXAS HEARTS, DAKOTA HEARTS, Fate with a Helping Hand and the new SUMMER HOUSE series. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List and was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at lisamondello.blogspot.com and sign up for her newsletter to receive new release information at http://eepurl.com/xhxO5
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He needed to face the past to get the love of a woman he thought he’d lost… Everyone knows that the Dakotas didn’t get the name Badlands for nothing. Harsh weather and rough living are a way of life. But single dad, Logan McKinnon, had seen more than his share of bad times after the death of his wife a year ago. The last thing he needs is Poppy Ericksen, an old flame and his late wife’s best friend, showing up unannounced to help after devastating floods nearly washed away their hometown. With no place to stay in town, he has no choice but to offer her a bed at his house. But can he live under the same roof with a woman he’d once loved passionately without feeling he’s betraying his late wife?
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Dakota Hearts Boxed Set 1-5 includes:
HER DAKOTA MAN, book 1
Single dad, Logan McKinnon, had seen more than his share of bad times after the death of his wife a year ago. The last thing he needs is Poppy Ericksen, an old flame and his late wife's best friend, showing up unannounced to help after devastating floods nearly washed away their hometown.
Poppy Ericksen had spent the year wondering how all their lives might have been different after hearing the deathbed confession of her childhood friend. She'd left South Dakota years ago because she couldn't bear to watch the man she loved loving another woman. But now she knows the truth. She'll keep the promise she made to a friend, but will Logan understand when he learns the truth?
BADLAND BRIDE book 2
Raised an Army brat, Regis Simpson was used to calling new towns home, learning to quickly make friends but never letting anyone get too close. When devastating floods tear through the Badlands of South Dakota, she thinks Rudolph is just another town that needs to be rebuilt. She never counted on the sexy town doctor, Keith "Hawk" McKinnon or his determination to break down walls she'd spent a lifetime building, making it impossible for her to leave.
DAKOTA HEAT book 3
Hotshot Sam McKinnon was always leaving town, chasing another fire until his own hometown became vulnerable during the fire season after a big flood left debris and devastation in its path. He didn't expect out of town dispatcher, Summer Bigelow, to catch his eye or his heart.
It wasn't Summer's idea to move from Providence to South Dakota. But when a serial murderer suddenly turns his attention on Summer, her boss insists she leave town. She's dealt with high tension, life or death situations many times in her job. It isn't until she meets Sam McKinnon and falls for the sexy hotshot that she really begins to know fear. The fear of losing someone she loves.
WILD DAKOTA HEART book 4
Former NAVY SEAL, Ethan McKinnon, has spent ten years trying to wash away the bad boy reputation that resulted in the death of his best friend Denny Newton. Unfortunately, that meant leaving behind everyone, especially Maddie Newton, Denny's sweet younger sister. Ethan had faced sniper bullets and lived through black ops missions that he never should have come home from. But facing Maddie again is the most terrifying thing he's ever had to do.
There was a time when Maddie Newton's sun rose and set with Ethan McKinnon. Now that Ethan is back in Rudolph, he insists they work together to fulfill Denny's dream of restoring the motorcycle and bringing it to Sturgis. But how can Maddie work alongside Ethan when he's the last man on earth she wants to be near...and the only man she's ever truly loved?
HIS DAKOTA BRIDE book 5
When Skylar Barnett came to South Dakota, she thought her life was just beginning. Newly pregnant, she waited for the love of her life, Wade McKinnon, to join her so they could start their life together. But her joy quickly shattered when she'd learned Wade was dead. For the sake of their son, Skylar married...and divorced, a man she didn't love so her baby would have a father. But marrying the wrong man when her heart belonged to Wade was the biggest mistake of her life. Now Wade is back and determined to get her back. But with so much that happened while he was gone, how can they recapture the love Skylar buried while in the arms of another man when she thought he'd died?
Ian McKinnon was just getting steady on his feet, looking forward to the opening of the Wounded Veterans Center and a big McKinnon wedding celebration, when tragedy struck again. The soldier who'd saved his life while in the military has died. He's charged with his most important mission: find his friend Carlos's family in Mexico or become guardian and raise Carlos's children. The only mandatory stipulation of his friend's will was that Ian live under the same roof with Abby Townsend, a firefighter from Carlos's firehouse. Abby knew the kids well and she could help ease them all through the transition of becoming a family. Okay, so Ian may not be daddy material, but he'd grown up with a whole lot of McKinnons running around. He could handle the kids just fine. The beautiful Abby Townsend was another story.
Abby took one look at Ian and shook her head with utter disbelief. What were her dear friends thinking by naming a man whose nickname was "The Hazard" as guardian of their three small children? She only needed to spend one year in Ian's house in South Dakota. She had to either find Carlos's family or convince Ian that she was the better person to raise the children. Abby knows how hard it is to lose someone you loved. She'll be there to protect the children in any way she can. But can she protect her heart from falling in love with a man known for taking too many risks...and risk heartbreak again?
Dakota Wedding is an emotional holiday story featuring family, healing, and trust.
Dakota Hearts Series:
book 1 HER DAKOTA MAN (currently FREE)
book 2 BADLAND BRIDE
book 3 DAKOTA HEAT
book 4 WILD DAKOTA HEART
book 5 HIS DAKOTA BRIDE
book 6 DAKOTA WEDDING
book 7 HIS DAKOTA HEART
book 8 DAKOTA COWBOY
book 9 ONE DAKOTA NIGHT
book 10 DAKOTA HOMECOMING
book 11 DAKOTA BLUES
book 12 DAKOTA FIRE
book 13 DAKOTA SEAL
If you're a fan of western romance, contemporary romance, stories full of angst and emotion, and sexy cowboy and military heroes, then you'll enjoy the Dakota Hearts, Texas Hearts and Fate with a Helping Hand series of romance novels.
Raised an Army brat, Regis Simpson was used to calling new towns home, learning to quickly make friends but never letting anyone get too close. When devastating floods tear through the Badlands of South Dakota, she thinks Rudolph is just another town that needs to be rebuilt. Nothing more. The sooner she gets her work done, the sooner the people of Rudolph can heal and she can move on to the next town in need. She never counted on the sexy town doctor, Keith “Hawk” McKinnon or his determination to break down walls she’d spent a lifetime building, making it impossible for her to leave.
He's determined to break down her walls and give her a reason to stay...
Nothing pained Hawk McKinnon more than seeing people he’d known his whole life hurting. He traded a high-paying medical salary at a city hospital to come back to Rudolph and make a difference where he’d dug his roots. When the beautiful Regis Simpson comes to town offering help, he’s immediately drawn to her even though she’s spent a lifetime believing that everyone she loves leaves. Now she does the leaving and once her work is done, she’ll be leaving again. He’s determined to do everything possible to maker her stay.
Look for all the DAKOTA HEARTS books from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Mondello
Book 1 HER DAKOTA MAN
Book 2 BADLAND BRIDE
Book 3 DAKOTA HEAT
Book 4 WILD DAKOTA HEART
Book 5 HIS DAKOTA BRIDE
Book 6 DAKOTA WEDDING
Book 7 HIS DAKOTA HEART
Book 8 DAKOTA COWBOY
Book 9 ONE DAKOTA NIGHT
Book 10 DAKOTA HOMECOMING
Book 11 Dakota Blues
Also look for HER DAKOTA MAN, book 1 in the Dakota Hearts Series
If you like a good cowboy romance deep from the heart of Texas, check out Lisa Mondello's popular TEXAS HEARTS romance series which includes, HER HEART FOR THE ASKING, HIS HEART FOR THE TRUSTING, THE MORE I SEE, GYPSY HEARTS, and coming in 2014, LEAVING LIBERTY.
Revisit your favorite McKinnon brothers in this heartwarming and emotional holiday story.
DAKOTA HEARTS includes:
Logan and Poppy: HER DAKOTA MAN
Hawk and Regis: BADLAND BRIDE
Sam and Summer: DAKOTA HEAT
Ethan and Maddie: WILD DAKOTA HEART
Wade and Skye: HIS DAKOTA BRIDE
Ian and Abby: DAKOTA WEDDING
Gray and Nina: HIS DAKOTA HEART
Luke and Tessa: DAKOTA COWBOY
Grace and Jace: ONE DAKOTA NIGHT
Julian and Georgie: DAKOTA HOMECOMING
Hawk and Regis reunion: DAKOTA BLUES
Sam and Summer reunion: DAKOTA FIRE
Ethan and Maddie reunion: DAKOTA SEAL
Grace McKinnon had her chance at love, and she lost. She'd married a thrill seeking rodeo man who was never around. All she wants now is to find someone she can depend on while she raises her young son who is determined to follow in his father's footsteps. When she meets her cousin Ethan's friend, a form Navy SEAL, she thinks it's just more of the same. Same man, different suit. But Grace soon learns that life can be thrilling with the right man...as long as she's in his arms.
It had been a long time since Jace Strickland had some decent time off to think about anything other than the military. At a crossroad in his life, he has two months of leave to decide whether to reenlist in the Navy or discover something else in life that gives him the same rush as being a Navy SEAL. Meeting single mother Grace McKinnon at a veterans event in South Dakota was an unexpected pleasure. Given the nature of the life he'd chosen, he'd never been the forever kind of man. He craved adventure. But Grace's sweet lips and loving heart makes him wonder if the ultimate rush in life...is loving one special woman for the rest of his life.
Check out all the DAKOTA HEARTS books:
book 1 Her Dakota Man (currently FREE)
book 2 Badland Bride
book 3 Dakota Heat
book 4 Wild Dakota Heart
book 5 His Dakota Bride
book 6 Dakota Wedding
book 7 His Dakota Heart
book 8 Dakota Cowboy
book 9 One Dakota Night
book 10 Dakota Homecoming
book 11 Dakota Blues
book 12 Dakota Fire
He may seem like the black sheep of the family, but telling his family he was an undercover FBI agent after all they'd been through didn't seem like a great idea. Now there's another McKinnon wedding planned for the holidays and the family has made it clear Julian isn't going to miss it for any reason. That leaves his informant wide open. The only way to make sure she's safe is to bring her home to meet the family. Aside from Georgie Garcia (Gigi) being too close to the front line of one of Mexico's notorious drug lords, she's incredibly beautiful, making it hard for Julian to separate his job from his growing feelings for her.
Gray McKinnon has spent two years struggling with moving on when the woman he loved suffered an accident that left her in a coma and no hope of recovery. Everyone urged Gray to move on. He's had plenty of offers to help him mend his broken heart on and off the rodeo circuit. But moving on is easier said than done when your heart belongs to someone else. At least, he thinks so until he sees Nina Hendrix again.
Nina couldn't help falling in love with her big sister's cowboy any more than she could bring her sister, Jen, back from her coma. She's kept her distance from Gray out of respect for her sister. But when her family decides to move Jen to another medical facility a few states away, she can't help but reach out to Gray, even though she has no illusions that he could love her the way she loves him. She won't let herself be just another woman passing through his life, helping him forget. But one night in his arms makes her realize there is no future for them if every time he looks at her he sees the one woman he can never have.
Check out all the DAKOTA HEARTS books:
book 1 - Her Dakota Man
book 2 - Badland Bride
book 3 - Dakota Heat
book 4 - Wild Dakota Heart
book 5 - His Dakota Bride
book 6 - Dakota Wedding
book 7 - His Dakota Heart
book 8 - Dakota Cowboy
book 9 - One Dakota Night
book 10 - Dakota Homecoming
book 11 - Dakota Blues
book 12 - Dakota Firebook 13 - Dakota SEALbook 14 - Dakota Sunrisebook 15 - Dakota Protector
A serial killer had threatened Summer Bigelow and she'd fled to South Dakota where she fell for sexy Hotshot firefighter Sam McKinnon. She'd traded one heart-pounding danger for another as she waited for Sam to come home to her after every tour. She'd made peace with living with the danger until danger from her past landed on her doorstep threatening the life that Sam and Summer had dreamed of. Can Summer survive an attack from the past so she and Sam can live happily ever after?
Revisit Sam and Summer, from DAKOTA HEAT, and the McKinnon family in DAKOTA FIRE.
DAKOTA HEARTS Her Dakota Man - Logan and Poppy Badland Bride - Hawk and Regis Dakota Heat - Sam and Summer Wild Dakota Heart - Ethan and Maddie His Dakota Bride - Wade and Skye Dakota Wedding - Ian and Abby His Dakota Heart - Gray and Nina Dakota Cowboy- Luke and Tessa One Dakota Night - Jace and Grace Dakota Homecoming - Julian and Georgie Dakota Blues - Hawk and Regis Dakota Fire - Sam and Summer
Readers who enjoy contemporary western romances such as The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks, Lauren Landish and Liz Isaacson, then you'll enjoy Dakota Sunrise.