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Allison Merritt

Romance / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Historical

A cowboy returns to his homeplace to face the mistakes of his past.In 2012 Pete Sortwell did something no one had ever done before: he wrote a book based entirely on Amazon product reviews. The book was so successful, he wrote a series. The series was so successful, he spent the next year releasing other projects he’d been working on. Now, for the first time the stories he wrote while learning his craft are available on Kindle and in paperback. From people stuck on roofs, to stalkers following their wives, to weight watchers’ meetings, this book is filled with oddballs, thieves, lowlifes, and other such lovelies. This book also contains the side story to Pete’s debut novel ‘So Low, So High’, so if you’re interested in finding out more about Fred, then this is the place. Short stories: Noang lish Hero Lose-lose So low, so high WeighTWATcherS Multi-storey Apt Pupil One flew over the policeman’s bonnet Win-win Inside I’m dancing *Contained in this book are also samples of all Pete’s other books. The short stories amount to around eleven thousand words.
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Wystan

Wystan

Allison Merritt

Romance / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Historical

Her search for safety lands her in a totally new kind of danger.The Heckmasters, Book 1Certain that an ad for a job in a small New Mexico Territory town is the answer to her prayers, Nebraska schoolteacher Rhia Duke packs her sister into a rickety wagon and heads west. Except when they reach the near-deserted town, she learns the truth. There is no job, no future, and no welcome in the bleak blue eyes of the handsome sheriff. The minute Rhia's runaway team thunders into town, Wystan Heckmaster feels the change in the air. One of three sons of a demon who dared love a human, he keeps watch over a Pit guarded by seven seals, and slays any Hellbound demon that attempts to free the master imprisoned within.With a gut full of regret and a forgotten town filled with reformed demons, Wystan is certain of one thing: he can't be the man Rhia needs. But when the truth behind Rhia's flight from Nebraska comes to light, Wystan must...
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The Treasure Hunter's Lady

The Treasure Hunter's Lady

Allison Merritt

Romance / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Historical

Romy Farrington seems to have the perfect life—a world-famous archeologist father and upcoming marriage to a wealthy businessman. But to Romy, her new life in the city is a punishment.For years, she traveled the world at her father's side, exploring new lands and uncovering ancient secrets. It was everything she ever wanted, until a near-fatal encounter with hostile natives forced her and her father into a life of retirement in Boston and an undesired advance into proper society.Everything changes again when she's saved from an accident by a brash Texan in a back alley. Abel Courte may act like a care-free cowboy, but he's harboring a secret—he's searching for the Diamond of Uktena, a legendary jewel that can cure any disease known to man. He needs information Romy's father has in order to get to the jewel. When he traces the origin of the Diamond to Dakota Territory, he sets off to claim the treasure, only to find the archaeologist's fiery redheaded daughter stuck to him like a bug in sap.In a race against time, Romy and Abel must learn to trust each other as they undertake a cross-country journey that will expose them to lands uncharted by white men, a deadly battle against the fearsome creature in possession of the Diamond and a fight to return to civilization where they might make the greatest discovery of all—love.
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Cowboy Strong

Cowboy Strong

Allison Merritt

Romance / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Historical

Cowboy Strong Fall in Love with a man who works with his hands...a man who cherishes his loved ones... Love a man who is Cowboy Strong....   The Cowboy’s Secret by Allison Merritt Can an all-around cowboy make peace with his past and find love with a spunky cowgirl who steals his family’s heart?   Not the End, Cowboy by Autumn Piper Hitting humanity with a pandemic isn’t enough for Fate—she’ll make you survive it with the one person you never want to see again.   Bidding for the Cowboy's Heart by Melissa Keir Going once, going twice, sold. Can a New York socialite find love with a Colorado bull rider she won at auction?   Saving Cowboy by Leslie Garcia Betrayal embittered them both—can love heal their hurt and help them save a horse named Cowboy?   Welcome Home, Cowboy by Sara Walter Ellwood Who says you can’t ever go home? Lorelei Kent fears she’ll never find love again. Back on her ranch isn’t where playboy bull rider Tucker O’Connell wants to be. Will she welcome him home? Or will his secret promise to her ex destroy any chance they might have had?   Her Taylor Made Cowboy by D’Ann Lindun As a successful model, Taylor Griffin hated being judged for her looks unless Waylon Wainwright can prove he sees the woman, and not just her beauty.  
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The Wrong Brother's Bride

The Wrong Brother's Bride

Allison Merritt

Romance / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Historical

A haunted past, a marriage of convenience...a love for a lifetime?After a tragic accident leaves Loyal Redfearn alone and pregnant, she writes to her deceased fiance's ne'er-do-well brother, August OíDell. Her hope is he'll help save her beloved home. What she doesn't expect from him is a proposal so soon on the heels of his brother's death. Although they grew up together, she's never thought of August as the man she would marry, even as a means to save face with her family and friends.Although returning to the township where August spent his troubled youth means facing the past, he sees an opportunity to redeem himself in the eyes of the woman he's loved since boyhood. They agree the marriage is in name-only, but August works to earn Loyal's trust and waits for the day she'll see his hard work as proof that she didn't marry the wrong brother after all.When evidence from a crime committed years ago points to August as the culprit, he and Loyal must face the reality...
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Tell

Tell

Allison Merritt

Romance / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Historical

Half demon, all male...one woman strong enough to love him.The Heckmasters, Book 3Knowing the day will come when his demon blood will overcome his humanity, Tell Heckmaster has been searching for a miracle. Something, anything, to counteract the spell. So far, he's come up empty.Just as the town of Berner has finally found peace, Tell's worst fears manifest. Strange, new powers are tearing at his finely honed control. Putting everyone—including the pretty seamstress he's kept at arm's length—in terrible danger.Sylvie Duke has everything she needs. Everything except Tell, who doesn't seem to own a lick of sense. His resistance only strengthens her resolve to stay by his side, driven by a nameless inner knowing that without her, all will be lost.Reluctantly, Tell is forced to admit that the closer he is to Sylvie, the better he's able to quell his demon. But when a cryptic warning from an old ally tips the...
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The Convict and the Cattleman

The Convict and the Cattleman

Allison Merritt

Romance / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Historical

His love is the key to her release.Sentenced to seven years of servitude in the penal colony of New South Wales, Bridgit Madden is thrust into a world unlike anything she's known, dangers she never imagined and enemies with their own interests at heart. Certain the conviction has ruined her chances of ever having a real family, she is fearful of her future.Despite his reluctance to take in a convict, grazier and pioneer cattleman Jonah Andrus needs a servant to care for his orphaned niece. When presented with Bridgit, who is far too beautiful and distracting, he initially tries to refuse. However, with a busy cattle station to oversee, he needs help right away.Upon her first meeting with Jonah's niece, Bridgit immediately falls in love with the baby and hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding her birth. As she gets to know her employer better, Bridgit makes it her mission to remind him that family is priceless. When it seems as though she might have found the place...
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Eban

Eban

Allison Merritt

Romance / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Historical

If love can't save them, there will be hell to pay.The Heckmasters, Book 2Grateful for his mother's human blood that cools the dark fire of his demon father, Eban Heckmaster has set up a medical practice in New Mexico territory. But there's no hope of living a normal life until he rids himself of a seductive demon that's been pursuing him.Vanquishing it won't be as simple as sharpening his demon-hunting sword. The clever creature is hiding inside his best friend's head, and she has no idea of the havoc she's been wreaking, especially with his body.Beryl suspects Eban knows why she's been waking up with no memory of where she's been or what she's done, but he's not talking. But when she inevitably learns what he's hiding—or rather, what's hiding inside her—she wonders if her love for him is real, or an illusion created by the demon's lust.Eban is losing the battle to hold his rising desire in check. There may be...
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Cowboy Strong (Cowboy Up Book 5)

Cowboy Strong (Cowboy Up Book 5)

Allison Merritt

Romance / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Historical

Cowboy Strong Fall in Love with a man who works with his hands...a man who cherishes his loved ones... Love a man who is Cowboy Strong....   The Cowboy’s Secret by Allison Merritt Can an all-around cowboy make peace with his past and find love with a spunky cowgirl who steals his family’s heart?   Not the End, Cowboy by Autumn Piper Hitting humanity with a pandemic isn’t enough for Fate—she’ll make you survive it with the one person you never want to see again.   Bidding for the Cowboy's Heart by Melissa Keir Going once, going twice, sold. Can a New York socialite find love with a Colorado bull rider she won at auction?   Saving Cowboy by Leslie Garcia Betrayal embittered them both—can love heal their hurt and help them save a horse named Cowboy?   Welcome Home, Cowboy by Sara Walter Ellwood Who says you can’t ever go home? Lorelei Kent fears she’ll never find love again. Back on her ranch isn’t where playboy bull rider Tucker O’Connell wants to be. Will she welcome him home? Or will his secret promise to her ex destroy any chance they might have had?   Her Taylor Made Cowboy by D’Ann Lindun As a successful model, Taylor Griffin hated being judged for her looks unless Waylon Wainwright can prove he sees the woman, and not just her beauty.  
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