Monday, January 2, 2023

The West: A Romance Collection

By Kristy McCaffrey

Happy New Year!! I've got a new release to share with you all. The West: A Romance Collection includes several historical western romance short stories I've written over the years. While many of them were previously published, it also includes a brand new story - The Starling and the Fox, a follow-up to my novel THE STARLING.

Don’t miss this collection of short historical western romances by award-winning author Kristy McCaffrey. Journey to the Grand Canyon, Colorado and more with U.S. Marshals, bounty hunters, and men trying to right a wrong, and the women who challenge them every step of the way. These previously published stories also include a brand-new adventure – The Starling and the Fox, related to Kristy’s novel The Starling.

The Starling and the Fox – New!!
San Francisco 1899
Pinkerton agent Louise Foster doesn’t like loose ends. When fugitive Walter Beckett escapes at the end of her last case, she follows him to San Francisco, but her careful plans are upended when U.S. Deputy Marshal Ian Maguire arrives. As they clash professionally, the sparks fly, and solving the case becomes the least of their problems.

Grand Canyon 1894
Elise Brumlow comes to Grand Canyon to release her father’s ashes into the mighty Colorado River. When she injures herself, Taggart Mason comes to her rescue. In a place where two rivers join, one clear and warm, the other dark and cold, Tag and Elise learn that certain forces of nature can’t be denied.

Catch A Cinder, Ella
Frank Cinder made a promise to his dying mother that he wouldn’t abandon the ranch his stepfather and stepbrothers run, but as soon as he has enough money saved, he plans to strike out on his own. Disguised as Floyd to avoid his family, Frank meets Ella McMann at a town social and immediately regrets lying to her. Can they build a future together?

A Westward Adventure
Colorado 1888
When aspiring novelist Amelia Mercer travels from New York City to Colorado, the stagecoach is robbed and her luggage stolen. Bounty hunter Ned Waymire comes to her aid, seeking to impress the independent young woman.

Lily and Mesquite Joe
Arizona Territory 1872
Lily Kingston has long loved Mesquite Joe Riordan, but when he doesn’t step forward to protest her betrothal to another man—arranged by her papa—her heart breaks. When Joe is blamed for the murder of a ranch hand and disappears, Lily knows exactly where to find him. Facing the truth of his past will test her resolve, but only her stubbornness can win his heart. 

Canyon Crossing
Grand Canyon 1898
In search of her brother, Annabel Cross enters Grand Canyon with a guide, a mule, and a secret. Trailing the notorious Red Bandit, U.S. Deputy Marshal Angus Docherty suspects Annabel is bait for an ambush. Together, they test the limits of trust and acceptance.

Available in ebook and print. Grab a digital copy for only 99 cents until January 9, 2023 (then the price will increase to $2.99). Click here for vendor links.


Excerpt from The Starling and the Fox

A click at the front door of the Victorian townhouse had Louise ducking behind a thick curtain. The door closed quietly, and the perpetrator’s footfalls were a mere whisper moving through the darkened rooms.

Louise peered past the velvet curtain, fighting the urge to sneeze from the dusty material. With eyes accustomed to the darkness, she easily saw the tall broad-shouldered form that entered the sitting area where she had been using a spy glass to surveille Wallace Wingate’s home across the street.

The intruder crashed into a side table and swore, his voice sending a wave of recognition through her. Was it … ? She sneezed. By the time she lifted her face, he was directly in front of her.

Damn, he was fast.

“Who are you?” he said.

She relaxed. “Hello, Ian.”

He leaned closer, peering at her. “Do I know you?”

Oh. She’d forgotten she was still wearing her disguise from earlier. She tugged the blond wig from her head that concealed her auburn hair and removed the fake glasses. “It’s Louise Foster.”

He stepped back, and she immediately missed his warmth, leaving her to catch her breath.

She frowned, startled by her reaction to him.


Julie Lence said...

Happy New Year, Kristy & Happy New Release!!

Kristy McCaffrey said...

Thank you, Julie!! Happy New Year!!