Far off places and fantasy worlds are available in the pages of a book.  Words can be seductive or inspirational.  They can make you laugh or cry.  You may even tumble headlong into a book where you can fall in love or fight demons–all in the comfort of your own environment.
Humor is a mainstay of my life, and I express that through my books.  So when you're feeling blue, turn that frown upside down. 
                    Laughter is the sunshine of the soul,

 "Ann DeFee makes me laugh.  Her sexy, sassy books are surefire winners."
         New York Times bestselling author
                      Debbie Macomber

A Hot Time In Texas

A sexy Texas Ranger and a classy, sassy heroine…
 That’s all it takes for a hot time in Texas!
 Etta Morrison had vowed never to get involved with another man in law enforcement, but she broke that vow when she fell for Texas Ranger Rafe Claiborne. Her reward? He left town without even a goodbye. But now Rafe’s back—and he wants to pick up where they left off.
Two years after Rafe skipped out on her, Etta’s over the moon with her new job as manager of the exclusive Sparkle Plenty costume jewelry store. In the world of synthetic diamonds, Sparkle Plenty is king—and this year, they’re providing the crowns for the San Antonio Fiesta Coronation. Except the crowns have gone missing. Next thing you know, people start dropping dead and a couple of jerks shoot up her store.
When Rafe hears that Etta may be a target, he decides she needs a bodyguard. Him. In addition to keeping Etta safe in the middle of murders and a diamond-smuggling conspiracy, Rafe has to convince her to forgive him. Not an easy task, but Rangers are tough and Rafe is tenacious.

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Carina Press

d guys learn, you don’t 

To Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Beyond Texas, please click on Lagniappe.

There’s no place like Texas. And there’s no one like a Texan!

Twinkie Sue Carmichael and her mother own the Clown Motel in Mirage, Texas, known for its mysterious desert lights. She’s also the mayor. Like everyone else in these parts, Twinkie’s worried about the goings-on at nearby Fort Huacha, an abandoned military facility, which has been taken over by a group of men calling themselves the “Brothers.”

When Cole Thornton comes to Mirage—with his own questions about the Brothers—Twinkie’s hormones go on high alert. So does her internal alarm.  Is this great-looking guy really what he seems? But Cole and Twinkie fall in love (or certainly lust!), surrounded by an eccentric cast of characters, from her cohort of girlfriends to her sheriff ex-husband. From Cole’s high-powered family to his ex-partner. Not to mention his missing sister, a group of young pregnant women and a houseful of retired hookers.

But as the Brothers and assorted other bad guys learn, you don’t mess with Texans!

Carina Press

Stay tuned for a re-release of
A Texas State of Mind
in the fall

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