Please help me welcome author, Julie Lence, author of Zanna's Outlaw
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Notorious outlaw Buck Grayson is set to hang for the one murder he didn't commit, until a last minute pardon sets him free. But there's a condition to the pardon. He's to cease outlawing and bring law and order to
Revolving Point, Texas, the border town along the , with a reputation worse than his. Zanna is there and still in danger from the fancy-pants attorney seeking revenge against her. Buck will do anything for Zanna--even pin the tin star to his chest to keep her safe--except say the words she longs to hear. Rio Grande
Former soiled dove Suzanna Reynolds wants respectability, a home and children, and she wants them with Buck. Trouble is, Buck isn't the settling type and has never openly acknowledged she's his woman. Convinced Buck only took the sheriff's job to settle a score and not to please her, Suzanna demands he court her to prove his love. Or leave town for good.
Buck stepped inside, closed the door and didn't make a move toward her. "That woman downstairs is worse than Emma."
"Did you come up here to complain?" She folded her arms beneath her breasts.
"I came to tell you I took this damn job for you.” Plus, it made it easier to flush out Hanson’s hired guns before they harmed her. But she didn’t need to know that. She’d want to help and would do so behind his back if he didn’t let her. “Not because I want a tumble between the sheets, but because you're my woman. That used to mean something to you."
"It still would if you’d tell me you love me."
"Dammit, Zanna. You know I do."
"Then say it," she challenged. "And don't give me the same old line about words being hard for you."
"They are." At least, those words were. The last time he'd said them his family had been murdered. With enemies lurking in the shadows, the same could happen to her. Pissing her off was one thing. He could tolerate her icy glare. Losing her forever was a whole different matter. "That doesn't mean I don't feel them."
She sighed irritably and looked away.
"Doesn’t my coming here count for something when I swore I wouldn’t?”
"If you can't say the words," she returned her gaze to him, "then I want you to prove you love me and intend to stay."
"By courting me."
"What the hell do you think the last three years have been?"
"I thought I knew, but now I’m not so sure.” She glared at him. “You say I’m your woman. Prove it.”
"Sonofabitch, Zanna. Couldn’t you just beat me with your fry pan?"
"No," she said in that same snotty tone that had beaten him many times in the past.
Julie grew up in an average-size city in upstate
. All through school she enjoyed writing as long as she could choose the topic. She even tried to write a novel length story in middle school, but since she was young, she didn't stick with it all that long. New York
She met her husband during the latter part of 12th grade and married him two years later. He had already enlisted in the Air Force and Julie enjoyed accompanying him on his twenty years of service. By marrying young and entering the work force full-time, the writing bug didn't bite her again until the early 90's when she read Double Standards by Judith McNaught. Having already been hooked on the romance genre and family sagas, thanks to Johanna Lindsey's Malory family, the little critter of a muse dug his teeth in deep, and Julie began penning her own novels. By combining her love for romance, family and the old west, she has settled into a career writing western historical romance.
Julie enjoys hearing from other fans of the romance genre. If you've got time, email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and say hello. She'll respond back to you.
Weston Family Series:
Luck of the Draw
No Luck At All
Christmas Miracles (short story)
Revolving Point, Texas Series: