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Published November 27, 2015 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. Christmas is coming. Will you be ready?

It really doesn’t matter. It’ll come anyway. 🙂 I love Christmas, especially the spirit of giving to those you love. Whether it be emotional, spiritual, or something physical you buy or make yourself, it’s all done with the best of intentions. Sometimes the best thing you can do for others is give your time. Let your friends and family know you love them and are there for them, no matter what.

My mom and I used to get together and do our baking every year just to give most of it away. LOL. Unfortunately, that won’t happen this year as she is terminally ill and, for the most part, bedridden. My one wish is that she lasts out the year without any pain. So far so good. She says she feels fine and always has a smile for us. I love her so much. She is so proud of me for following my dream of being a writer…a published author, and of my sister, Sharon Wilson-Dupuis, for drawing these beautiful covers.

If you’re buying your loved one an electronic device, Kindle or whatnot, my Hudson Ranch series with its beautifully illustrated covers is sure to please. They are available online and book 1, The Inheritance is free today until Monday. The other 3 books in this series are only 99 cents each for the same 4 days. Download a copy with my heartfelt blessings for the very Merriest of Christmases. Just click on the book cover and you’re there, no matter where you live. 🙂

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Blurb:

This short story is an introduction to the series.

Time is running out for Zackary Hudson. He has a fierce desire to reunite with his estranged sons, but they’re proving difficult to find. He hires a private investigator and the search begins in earnest. But will he find them in time?

 Only 99 cents!!!

Only 99 cents!!!

Blurb:

Rodeo cowboy Benjamin Hudson is one of four brothers set to inherit their father’s ranch in northern Alberta. The only problem is, the three oldest have been estranged from Zackary Hudson for years. Their father’s will states they have to live on the ranch for one year, show a profit, and care for their baby brother. The main problems…none of them know anything about running a working ranch or caring for an infant. They decide to hire domestic help for the primary care of Jeremiah.

Halifax native, Danielle Madison, wants to escape the pain of an abusive marriage and the resultant stillborn child. She sees the ad for a nanny on a ranch in Alberta, applies, and flies west without a second thought. For Dani it’s work only, with no intention of becoming involved until she meets Benjamin, the tough-as-nails ex rodeo rider, who handles his baby brother with great gentleness and compassion. Little Jeremiah pulls at her heartstrings, and she’s drawn to him, despite her resolve to remain aloof.

Love is not in Ben’s vocabulary, except as it applies to his lost siblings. When things start disappearing and going wrong, Dani is Ben’s initial suspect. He’s attracted to her, despite her withdrawn persona, and tries to believe in her innocence as they work together to solve the mysterious happenings. Will love win out, or will the fear of commitment drive a permanent wedge between them?

 Only 99 cents!!!

Only 99 cents!!!

Blurb:

He’d been duped!

Busy attending the victims of a fire on the Hudson Ranch and cleaning up after his veterinary clinic is vandalized, Gabe Hudson hires an assistant through email, based on qualifications. When Kristin appears, ready to work, he discovers he’s been duped. Thinking he’d hired a male practitioner who could help with their huge patients, he is totally baffled at her willingness to take on such a task.

Angry at first, he soon discovers how capable she is, seeming to have an affinity with the animals they tended. It didn’t hurt that her voice was soft and sexy and she was easy on the eyes to boot, but her entire demeanor was of a ‘hands off’ attitude. His growing affection and attraction to the woman were making his days harried and his nights a living hell. Combine that with trying to keep her safe as a psycho targets the clinic, and he’s afraid to let her out of his sight.

 Only 99 cents!!!

Only 99 cents!!!

Blurb:

Nate’s job as an accountant is to get the Ranch’s accounts in order and bring in new business, so he hires his neighbor, Cyndi Dillon, as his assistant. She’s efficient and capable and oh so desirable, but Nate doesn’t believe in mixing business with pleasure.

Her job is everything she’d dreamed of and more, but she’s harboring a secret that could jeopardize their working relationship. The one thing Cyndi hadn’t counted on was falling for the shy accountant. He’s drop-dead gorgeous and looks great in Levis, but wasn’t it just her luck to fall for a pretend cowboy when she’d grown up around the real thing?

Someone doesn’t want the boys to inherit their father’s ranch and will do anything to get what they want. When problems on the spread escalate, will personal safety get in the way of their future or does love really conquer all?

Praise for the Hudson Ranch series as found on Amazon:

5 Stars: Once again, Lorraine Nelson, one of today’s best new authors, has created a series that reflects her trademark gifts for writing romantic suspense set against an intriguing backdrop—this time a working horse ranch in the Canadian west—and filled with engrossing dialogue and characters so unforgettable you’ll quickly forget you’re reading fiction.      Michelle Fayard

5 Stars: This is a series that is well worth the money and time. I have read many books by this author and her books pull at the heart strings and make you want to fall in love all over again.
Julie

5 Stars: In this new series by Lorraine Nelson, which has beautiful cover-art, she introduces us to the Hudsons. If you are familiar with Lorraine’s Thunder Creek Ranch Series and the Manning family, then you already know how incredibly amazing her families are. Each features strong female leads, HOT ranchers and families that we all wish we knew personally. The Inheritance and the Hudsons are no different…In this new series by Lorraine Nelson, which has beautiful cover-art, she introduces us to the Hudsons. If you are familiar with Lorraine’s Thunder Creek Ranch Series and the Manning family, then you already know how incredibly amazing her families are. Each features strong female leads, HOT ranchers and families that we all wish we knew personally. The Inheritance and the Hudsons are no different.                                 Silent Reader

Once again, I wish to thank you all for your continued support. Lorraine

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New Christmas Release!

Published November 26, 2013 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Wow! What a busy couple of months I’ve had!

Since September, I’ve released 6 books…6!!!

ABFTT2(2)A Bride for the Taking, Thunder Creek Ranch, Book 6, through Evernight Publishing.

Suited to be a Cowboy, through Sweet Cravings The horse riding area with three horses on the background on a bright sunny dayPublishing.

The first 3 books in my Hudson Ranch series:

InheritanceWRibbon  The Inheritance,

Benjamin, Benjamin.new2

and Gabriel.

GabrielBook 4, Nathan, is set for a December release.

And today this year’s Christmas story, The Cowboy’s Christmas Auction,  went live on Amazon for .99. My friend, Denise Frazier generously painted the cover for me. Isn’t it fabulous! I just love original artwork!

The Cowboy's Christmas Auction

Here’s the Blurb:

Can an organic grower and a cattle rancher find common ground?

When the acreage next door comes up for bid, Dustin Granger attends the auction hoping to obtain the property for his growing herd. Along with the creek running through the property, his cattle need more grazing land. What he doesn’t need or want is a city girl outbidding him to establish an organic farm.

Meredith McRae inherits a small fortune from a distant uncle and decides to invest in her future. The estate she’s come to bid on has everything she needs and no neighboring cowboy was going to thwart her…regardless how handsome. But will she change her mind as the bachelor auction draws near?

I loved writing this story and I hope it brings you joy this holiday season. Merry Christmas and thank you for your loyal support throughout my writing journey. Love to all!!! Lorraine

P.S. For a complete listing of my books, please check out my Author page on Amazon or my website. Thank you.

New Release!!! Gabriel, Hudson Ranch, Book 3

Published November 24, 2013 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Here we are again! 🙂 I am loving this. So many of you have asked for the next book in this series and I am happy to oblige.

Gabriel is Book 3 in my Hudson Ranch series. I absolutely love the covers my sister has drawn for me. What are your feelings on original cover art? Yay or nay? I’ve always loved the way my sister draws, so much detail. I’m proud of her for being able to turn out such perfect illustrations and work full-time as well.

GabrielNow for the book. Gabriel is a romantic suspense based on the brothers inheriting a ranch in Alberta, Canada. Here’s the blurb:

He’d been duped!

Busy attending the victims of a fire on the Hudson Ranch and cleaning up after his veterinary clinic is vandalized, Gabe Hudson hires an assistant through email, based on qualifications. When Kristin appears, ready to work, he discovers he’s been duped. Thinking he’d hired a male practitioner who could help with their huge patients, he is totally baffled at her willingness to take on such a task.

Angry at first, he soon discovers how capable she is, seeming to have an affinity with the animals they tended. It didn’t hurt that her voice was soft and sexy and she was easy on the eyes to boot, but her entire demeanor was of a ‘hands off’ attitude. His growing affection and attraction to the woman were making his days harried and his nights a living hell. Combine that with trying to keep her safe as a psyco targets the clinic, and he’s afraid to let her out of his sight.

Need more? Here’s a brief excerpt:

Not wanting to appear too anxious, she waited until he came to the door. She opened it and stood still, half in shock. He wore a navy blue, pinstriped suit, tailored to perfection. The light blue dress shirt and two-tone blue tie enhanced the sapphire blue color of his eyes, made them a focal point. Although the rest of him wasn’t bad either. His broad shoulders seemed broader. His lean hips leaner. Her mouth watered and her insides clenched in need. She was a sucker for a well-dressed man, especially one as handsome as Gabe.

“You look gorgeous. Ready to go?”

“Um, yes. You clean up real good too. Just let me grab my purse.”

The hotel had valet parking, so Gabe pulled up, handed off the keys, and escorted her into the building. Gabe had taken her arm in his and they walked side-by-side. Several women glanced their way with envious expressions, and some openly stared. It felt good to be with the handsomest man in the place.

Gabe carried himself with an air of confidence that had everyone rushing to do his bidding. The host seated them right away. He showed them to a small alcove dining area that was relatively private. The maitre’d appeared as if by magic with menus and a bottle of champagne, which he poured for them.

“To us and a great working relationship,” Gabe said as they clinked glasses.

Kristin’s spirits fell. “Is that what this dinner is about?” she asked.

“Sort of,” he answered. “Your thirty days are up and you’ve more than proved yourself worthy and capable. Congratulations, Dr. Thornton. You are now a permanent employee of the Hudson Clinic.”

“Thanks, Gabe,” she said, forcing a smile to go with it. She’d waited for this day, had looked forward to it, but the news arriving at this point in time left her feeling flat. Kristin had to acknowledge the truth. She’d fallen for her boss and had hoped tonight would be the beginning of a personal relationship.

“You don’t sound too enthused. I thought that was what you wanted.”

“It was. It is. It’s just that, well, I wasn’t expecting a celebration.” Which was true. She’d expected, hoped for, so much more.

“Dining and dancing and the chance to hold a beautiful woman in my arms? How could we not celebrate?”

“Well, when you put it that way…thank you. I love to dance. Do you?”

Gabe smiled lasciviously. “Oh, yeah. I love the slow tunes best.”

Their waitress arrived and they placed their orders. Talk focused on the clinic, their personal likes and dislikes. By the time the meal was finished, Kris felt as if she knew Gabe so much better. He paid the check and they crossed the lobby to the bar where a live band was playing country music.

“We’ll find a table in a moment. I can’t wait another minute to hold you in my arms.”

He gathered her close and they swayed to the music, their bodies touching, a delicious friction building as they moved together.

“Mmmm, this is nice,” he whispered in her ear, his warm breath causing delicious tingles to run rampant through her system.

Kris didn’t speak a word, just snuggled in closer. Then the music stopped. She felt bereft as he released her, although he retained hold of her hand.

“The band just announced their intermission break. Do you want to stay and wait for the dancing to start again? Or go someplace more private?”

Do I? Oh, yeah. Do I dare? Not quite.

“Gabe, we have to live with ourselves in the morning and we work together every day. I’m not sure going some place private is a good idea.”

“Totally understandable. But I want to kiss you and I’d like a more private place where I can do so properly.”

“Oh!”

“I’m being truthful here, Kris. Am I moving too fast?”

“No, not really.” They were still standing in the middle of the dance floor while the other couples had returned to their seats. “I’m feeling a little conspicuous standing here. I think this is definitely a conversation to hold elsewhere—maybe over coffee?”

“And I know just the place. Come on.”

Like high school kids, they rushed for the door hand-in-hand, earning a lot of curious stares and smiles on their way out. Gabe held her close to his side as the valet went to fetch his truck. It felt so good to be held like this. She could feel his warmth, smell the cologne emanating from his skin. Spicy with a touch of musk, and it suited him. The valet held the door open and Gabe handed her into the passenger seat. She buckled up and soon they were on their way. To where, she had no idea, but she trusted the man behind the wheel. Wherever they were headed, he’d get them there safely.

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Now available at Amazon!

Thank you so much for your loyal support.

Love you all!

New release and Fabulous cover reveal!!!

Published October 18, 2013 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

I absolutely LOVE this cover! My exceptionally talented sister, Sharon Wilson-Dupuis, outdid herself this time. I am amazed at the detail.

Benjamin.new2What do you think?

The Hudson Ranch series is a new venture for us. We, my sister and I, always said that one day, I’d write the books and she’d do the illustrations. Well, that started last month with the release of The Inheritance. I hope you enjoyed it and are ready to dive into Book 2, Benjamin, a rough and rugged ex rodeo rider.

              Blurb:

Rodeo cowboy Benjamin Hudson is one of four brothers set to inherit their father’s ranch in northern Alberta. The only problem is, the three oldest have been estranged from Zackary Hudson for years. Their father’s will states they have to live on the ranch for one year, show a profit, and care for their baby brother. The main problems…none of them know anything about running a working ranch or caring for an infant. They decide to hire domestic help for the primary care of Jeremiah.

Halifax native, Danielle Madison, wants to escape the pain of an abusive marriage and the resultant stillborn child. She sees the ad for a nanny on a ranch in Alberta, applies, and flies west without a second thought. For Dani it’s work only, with no intention of becoming involved until she meets Benjamin, the tough-as-nails ex rodeo rider, who handles his baby brother with great gentleness and compassion. Little Jeremiah pulls at her heartstrings, and she’s drawn to him, despite her resolve to remain aloof.

Love is not in Ben’s vocabulary, except as it applies to his lost siblings. When things start disappearing and going wrong, Dani is Ben’s initial suspect. He’s attracted to her, despite her withdrawn persona, and tries to believe in her innocence as they work together to solve the mysterious happenings. Will love win out, or will the fear of commitment drive a permanent wedge between them?

Teaser Excerpt:

The Hudson brothers. Three of them. Cowboys. What if they were rowdy and mean? She literally had no experience with cowboys but prayed these men were nothing like her ex. Why hadn’t she found out more about them before coming all the way out here? Nate’s messages were brief and to the point, but he’d seemed nice enough, polite, and he’d sounded relieved to find someone to work for them. I can do this!

Her first sight of the ranch house and outbuildings calmed her nerves, replacing her doubts and fears with a feeling of coming home. Strange, that. Weird, really, but she couldn’t shake the thought. She parked beside the house and, after grabbing her purse, walked to the front door and rang the bell.

A few moments later, the door opened and there in front of her stood three gorgeous men, identical men, one of whom held a toddler. His smile reached his brown eyes, making them sparkle. He appeared more muscular than the other two and her body reacted to his nearness. Weak at the knees—which she tried to blame on the hours spent traveling—she stuck out a hand in greeting. “Hello, I’m Dani.”

When the man holding the baby shook her outstretched hand, delightful shivers of awareness skittered up her spine. Oh, no! This can’t be happening. I’m here to work. Damn it!

“Hi, I’m Ben. This guy beside me is Gabe, next to him is Nate, and this little guy is our baby brother, Jerry. Come on in and make yourself at home.”

“Thank you.” Dani entered the house and the feeling of belonging returned. She felt slightly vulnerable, intimidated really, with the men all towering over her five-foot, eight-inch frame. “If it’s all right, I’d like to bring my things in. Can you show me to my room?”

The men looked at her strangely, as if she’d suddenly grown two heads. “What? Is there a problem?”

“We’ll bring your stuff in, but we, uh, haven’t exactly figured out sleeping arrangements yet,” said Ben. “Be right back.”

He passed her the baby and they hightailed it out the door, leaving her staring, open-mouthed, at their retreating backs.

What on Earth have I gotten myself into?

Benjamin, available now on Amazon. Only $3.99!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FZ59KH4