Great read with Viking history!

To Find a Viking TreasureGet it on Amazon!

Survival’s in his blood
Rough-souled Brandr’s ready for a new life far from Uppsala, but he can’t stop thinking of a certain flame-haired thrall named Sestra who gets under his skin. Before he leaves for good, the Viking has one final task –Protect her at all costs.

Saving others is her purpose
A slave since birth, Sestra’s life has been filled with hardship…until she learns of a treasure hoard. With war coming, claiming the riches will save lives, but only one Viking can help her on this journey –Brandr, the fierce silver-eyed scout.

Chasing more than silver and gold
Brandr and Sestra have shared taunts and barbs. Now they must share trust in what becomes a desperate bid to survive. Passions flare as secrets unfold, leading one to make a daring sacrifice that changes everything on their quest To Find a Viking Treasure…

“…Conkle’s eloquent writing makes every scene shine.” –Publishers Weekly

Historical romance: Lone Star Loving

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Charity McLoughlin had gotten herself into another mess. Her wealthy family had disowned her, her purse was empty — and worst of all, she’d been tricked into smuggling Texas silver into Mexico. Now the law was after her. She wasn’t sure whether being abducted by a ruggedly handsome stranger who called himself Hawk meant her fortunes were looking up or down. The one thing she didn’t doubt was the fiery attraction she felt for this hard-muscled man. Perhaps she wouldn’t try to get away just yet. Instead, maybe for just one night, she would surrender to the raging desires that his slightest touch stirred in her…


David Fierce Hawk had decided long ago that he’d take one of the McLoughlin daughters as his wife because of the kindness and beauty he’d seen in their mother. But he wasn’t sure he wanted this daughter — Charity, the blue-eyed hellcat he’d agreed to bring back to the family fold. She was certainly in a good deal of trouble. And Hawk had been betrayed by those he’d tried to help before, including his Osage Indian tribesmen. But for now, he was willing to forget the future. He was alone with Charity under the starry Texas skies, and his lustful thoughts could not be denied. He’d not pass up this chance to twine his hands through her glorious sable locks, and sample the lush pleasures that this wild and lovely woman offered….

Another Masterful Short Story!

The Ugly DucklingGet it on Amazon!

Lady Augusta Stone dangled her legs over the edge of a cliff overlooking the North Sea as the waves crashed into the jagged rocks below.

She ran her hand down the scar that reached from the corner of her left eye almost to her chin. She touched her nose, which was ajar to the right.

Constant reminders, those blemishes, of the day she stood up on the piano bench and tried to leap, like children do. But she slipped and fell. And when she landed on the marble floor, the impact broke her nose and cracked open her face. She was five years old.

And now she was 29 and unmarried, the poster girl for unattractive women who no one wants to love. Years of depression, brought on by the pressures on women because they are judged based on their appearance, had driven her to the cliff. Hardly the stuff of a regency romance.

But Augusta???s brother rescued her that day, and it was a turning point in her life.

The ugly duckling met a man who thought she was a beautiful swan.

They fell in love.

But in typical regency romance fashion, her problems were far from over. Her father, the Duke of Daubeny, said he would not let Augusta marry someone who had no title and little income. Her suitor, the Duke said, could not provide her a life of comfort and ease, and the family???s reputation would be ruined. When Augusta objected, the Duke said he would take her out of his will if she married this ???second-class citizen.???

What to do?

???I have a plan,??? Augusta told her true love.

The Stranger She Married. A Delightful Story!

The Stranger She MarriedGet it on Amazon!

When her parents and twin brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor’s prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret.

Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he’d thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer’s attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart. And Cole must protect Alicia from the killer who has been exterminating her family before she is the next target.

Can you travel through time to find your true love?

Garden of the MoonGet it on Amazon!

Sara Wade has inherited Harrogate, her paternal grandmother???s Louisiana plantation. Though it???s unheard of for a single woman to live alone in 1850, her mother, who is embarrassed by her daughter???s ability to see ghosts, encourages Sara to go so she doesn???t have to explain Sara???s ???affliction??? to her friends. Sara, who is more than fed up with being offered up on the matrimonial market to less than desirable prospective husbands, couldn???t be happier.

Not until she arrives at Harrogate does she realize that the house holds more than her freedom. It also holds her destiny with the ghost who loved her in another lifetime and is determined to win her back. But all is not peaceful at Harrogate. Another ghost resides there who is just as determined to keep them apart, even if it means killing Sara.

Destiny awaits in the Garden of the Moon.

Recommended story for younger readers!

Kent and Elly’s story is now combined into one large novel.
Grow with them through high school to their thirties.

elly and kent ebookElly & Kent
(historical romance)
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It??s included:

Book 1 – Ellyphant – High School

The year is 1999 and Elly Palmer and Kent Lytle are embarking on their senior year of high school. Their lives change forever when a stranger comes into town riding in her candy apple red Audi Cabriolet.

Jen Derby wants one thing: Kent. And no one is going to stand in her way, not even his best friend “Elly-phant.” When winning Kent’s complete attention isn’t as easy as she thought it would be, Jen fights back with a vengeance.

The poison-laced smiles Jen threw her way made one thing clear to Elly: Jen isn’t the one for Kent. How long would it be before Kent saw Jen for who she really was? And when he did would he turn his attentions in Elly’s hopeful direction?

Book 2 – Unrequited – College Years

Follow Kent and Elly as they discover who they are and what they want from life. Go along with Elly as she sheds her fat-girl image and embraces her new slimmer self confidence. Will she finally be able to tell Kent how she feels? If she does will Kent accept it and dump his long time girlfriend Jen?

Book 3 – Epiphany – 30 is Fast Approaching…

And Kent has discovered that the life he thought he wanted was all wrong for him. With divorce on his doorstep, Kent tells Elly how he feels. Will she accept that it’s true or just chalk it up to being a rebound?

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Recommended historical romance ebook!

historical romance ebook
A Nordic Knight of the Golden Fleece
(historical romance)
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Still reeling from a spurned marriage proposal and the sudden disappearance of Lady Avery Albergar, Jakob Hansen arrives in Barcelona, Spain to attend the Order of the Golden Fleece as the trusted representative of King Christian II of Denmark and Norway. He knows Avery is somewhere in Spain, but when he enters Barcelona for the first time he is surprised to find her in a funeral procession ~ for a dead husband.

Avery was hiding in the Tudor Court for years, acting as Queen Catherine’s chief lady-in-waiting. Faced with the financial disaster her estranged and deceased husband left behind, Avery realizes Jakob may be her only friend ~ unless her lies have turned him away for good.