Madeline Baker
Tales of Western Romance

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A reader asked about the possibility of having all three of my Lightning short stories in one book, so I discussed it with my publisher and she said sure, why not? So, here's the cover. Not sure when the book will be available. It will have all three Lightning stories and 2 by Amanda Ashley.

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The inspiration for all my Indian heroes. He used to dance in the Indian Village at Disneyland.




June 19, 2014

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Mandy's Old West News and Notes

This book was originally published as Unforgettable
The Original Back Cover Copy said ~

The last thing Shaye Montgomery needed was another man in her life. Especially a gambler who had been hanged a hundred years before she was born. But Alejandro Valverde wouldn't leave her alone. As she walked the deserted streets of a California ghost town, his image seemed to rise up out of the misty night. On the faded pages of a saloon girl's diary, his exploits came to life. And in her dreams, he was all too real - his hair long and black, his lips full and sensual, his dark, dark eyes filled with a predatory gleam.

Then, incredibly, she was drawn into his world, a world where bad men, showdowns and gambling halls had replaced the park rangers, TV shows and malls she knew. Now when she looked into his eyes, she saw a kindred soul, knew that what she needed most in the world was to share a love that was truly unforgettable.

Romantic Times said:
Madeline Baker continues to delight fans with her passionate Western adventures that thrill and captivate.


One of my readers who doesn't have an eReader asked about putting my three Lightning short stories in print. It wasn't something I had ever thought about, but I mentioned it to the publisher of my short stories and she thought it was a great idea, so....Capture the Lightning, Catch the Lightning, and Seize the Lightning will soon be available in a print edition. Two Ashley titles will also be included ~ Sandy's Angel and Jessie's Girl. The anthology will be titled When Lightning Strikes.

I'm almost finished with my current Work-in-Progress, tentatively titled Follow the Lightning, which is a full-length Lightning novel. I really like this story and the characters. Hope you will, too.

I recently received a really nice review for Forbidden Fires from Romancing The Book, which said, in part, "This book is an absolute classic! Native American interracial/​ cultural historical romance that dares touch upon openly voiced and acted upon bigotry and prejudice. Before the days of political correctness, historical romance novelist dared to cross the lines and face up to the facts as they were in this period of time. The message is the same then as it is now. When you open your mind and your heart you can look past the color of someoneís skin and see the person inside, and isnít that all that really matters?"

By December, EC Blush and Amazon will have re-published all of my Leisure and Signet back list as ebooks.

The following books are now available in print ~

Reckless Heart
Reckless Love
Reckless Desire
Reckless Embrace
The Spirit Path
Under Apache Skies
Heart of the Hunter
Love's Serenade
Dakota Dreams
Cheyenne Surrender
Apache Flame
Hawk's Woman
Lakota Love Song
Wolf Shadow

A Darker Dream
Deeper Than the Night
Midnight Embrace
Embrace the Night
First Love, Wild Love

If you're an Amanda Ashley fan, her next book, BEAUTY'S BEAST, will be published in September. Her last Children of the Night book will hopefully be published in September 2015year.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world!


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