Betting On The Maverick — Cindy Kirk
Brad Crawford left that raucous Fourth of July card game with legal possession of Boyd Sullivan’s Leap of Faith Ranch. Even though Brad took advantage of an old man under the influence, the handsome and cocky Crawford always had a ‘me first’ philosophy…
But Brad didn’t expect that Boyd’s long-absent daughter Margot Sullivan would return to Rust Creek Falls — she’s now living with Brad at the Leap of Faith! It seems unthinkable that the strong-willed, sassy rodeo rider would allow Brad to take advantage of her. But could the right woman finally have reformed Brad the cad?
The Tycoon’s Proposal — Shirley Jump
Mac Barlow never met a deal he couldn’t make — until he hit a gorgeous roadblock. Mac will do anything to acquire Savannah Hillstrand’s struggling company — even return to Stone Gap and face a shattering secret in his family’s past. Just one problem: Savannah refuses to sell.
Determined to save her father’s legacy, Savannah makes Mac an unrefusable offer. He’ll show her how turn her business around and if she fails, the company is his. Instead, Savannah is changing how the buttoned-up CEO sees the bottom line. Can she help Mac reconcile with his past and claim a future with the irresistible Barlow bachelor?
About the Author
Cindy Kirk is an unbranded product. She still hasn't been able to come up with a few succinct paragraphs about the kind of books she likes to write. But, if pressed, she'll tell you that she loves romance because it's all about the relationship between the hero and heroine. She likes writing books that show both the hero and heroine growing and becoming better people as a result of meeting each other. And she believes that even if they don't end up together, they would be better people because of the time they shared. But don't expect the hero and heroine to end up with anyone but each other in Cindy's books—a sucker for a happy ending, Cindy couldn't imagine ever writing a story that didn't end happily. She also loves to include interesting secondary characters in her books, believing that you can tell a lot about people by how they interact with family, friends and strangers.
Someone once told Cindy that to know a writer you just have to read what she's written; she hopes that once you read her books you can tell she is an eternal optimist, one who truly believes in the power of love. She invites you to kick off your shoes, pick up one of her books and get to know her.
Shirley Jump didn’t have the willpower to diet nor the talent to master undereye concealer, so she bowed out of a career in television and opted instead for a career where she could be paid to eat at her desk — writing.
She started out in journalism, selling her first article at the age of eleven and dreaming of being the next Jane Pauley. She hosted two of her own shows on the local cable channel and was the co-host of a late-night comedy show for two years. After writing 3000 articles and two nonfiction books, Shirley grew too dependent on her robe and fuzzy slippers, though, and decided a career as a freelance writer suited her better.Then she got married. And had two kids.
Humor became the only thing that got her through the mashed potato fling-fests and toilet paper decorating sprees. At first, seeking revenge on her children for their grocery store tantrums, she sold embarrassing essays about them to anthologies such as Chicken Soup for the Working Woman’s Soul and Chocolate for Women II. However, it wasn’t enough to feed her growing addiction to writing funny.
So, she turned to the world of romance novels where messes are (usually) cleaned up before The End and no one is calling anyone a doodoo-head. In the worlds Shirley gets to create and control, the children listen to their parents, the husbands always remembers holidays and the housework is magically done by elves.
She sold her first book to the Silhouette Romance line in 2001. That novel, The Virgin’s Proposal, won the Booksellers’ Best Award for Best Traditional Romance of 2003.
Shirley now writes stories for Silhouette and Kensington about love, family and food — the three most important things in her life (if she’s being honest, though, there are many days when the order is reversed), using that English degree everyone said would be so useless.
Though she’s thrilled to see her books in stores around the world, Shirley mostly writes because it gives her an excuse to avoid cleaning the toilets and helps feed her shoe habit.