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You may have heard of me, John Jacob McKenna. I had quite a reputation as a fast gun back in the early part of the 1870's. I killed Red Wade and Curly Jack Turner, and a score of other men whose names and faces I can't recall.
Some folks wonder how I sleep nights, what with all those dead men on my conscience, but none of them ever caused me a moment's regret. Red Wade was nothing but a greedy s.o.b. who wanted to own all of Southern Arizona, and Curly Jack Turner was just plain no good. As for the others, most were just ambitious kids out to make a name for themselves. Only I got the big name, and all they got was dead.
Of course, that's all behind me now, and I'm back where I began. Sitting here, watching the sun rise above Mo'ohta-vo'honaaeva, the sacred Black Hills of the Cheyenne, my mind goes back in time, back to the beginning....
2015 Received the Romantic Times Booklovers Career Achievement Award in Paranormal Romance.
2013 NIGHT’S MISTRESS is the winner in the Fiction Romance category of USA Best Book Awards sponsoredby USA Book News
2012 BOUND BY BLOOD wins ACRA Heart of Excellence contest
2011 EVERLASTING DESIRE wins Best Paranormal in the Volusia Romance Writers Laurel Wreath contest.
2011 EVERLASTING KISS wins ACRA Heart of Excellence contest
2010 IMMORTAL SINS wins Best Paranormal in the Volusia Romance Writers Laurel Wreath contest.
2010 EVERLASTING DESIRE wins USA Book News Contest for best romance
2004 CALLIE’S COWBOY voted Best Silhouette Romance of 2004 by CataRomanceonline.
2003 MIDNIGHT EMBRACE won the Desert Rose Golden Quill for Best Paranormal
2002 CHASE THE LIGHTNING won the Aspen Gold Contest for Best Paranormal from the Heart of Denver Romance Writers
2002 CHASE THE LIGHTNING won the OCC Orange Rose contest for Best Paranormal
2002 CHASE THE LIGHTNING, won the Desert Rose Golden Quill for Best Paranormal
2001 AFTER TWILIGHT is voted Best Paranormal Romance by the readers of Loves Romances.com
2001 AFTER TWILIGHT wins the online PEARL award for Best Anthology
2000 UNFORGETTABLE won the Orange Rose contest for Best California setting
1999 Romantic Times Career Achievement Award—Historical Storyteller of the Year
1995 THE SPIRIT PATH won the Paperback Trader’s Romance Readers Award for Best Indian historical for the second time.
1994 LOVING DEVLIN voted Best Indian Historical by the Puget Sound Romance Readers
1993 THE SPIRIT PATH won the Paperback Trader’s Romance Readers Award for Best Indian historical
1993 My hero, Jarrett, from WARRIOR’S LADY, was awarded a K.I.S.S. award from Romantic Times Magazine
1992 MIDNIGHT FIRE won the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence
1991 WHISPER IN THE WIND won Affaire de Coeur’s Golden Unicorn Award for Best Time Travel
1988 RECKLESS HEART, RECKLESS LOVE, RECKLESS DESIRE won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Best Indian Series
SOME OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES ~
"If it can be solved, there's no need to worry, and if it can't be solved, worry is of no use."
The 14th Dalai Lama
“Preach the Gospel at all times and,
if necessary, use words.”
St. Francis of Asissi
"God and soldier, we adore, in time of danger, not before.
The danger passed and all things righted,
God is forgotten and the soldier slighted."
"Having more money doesn't make you happier. I have 50 million dollars, but I was just as happy when I only had 48 million."
"As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder."
"Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."