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Few men are as well shaped as a horse.

Adapted from Christopher Morley

 

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Mustang River Ranch two-book set to the Mustang River series

Two-book set including Shadows of the Mountain and Along Came A Cowboy

 

   
   

K-9 Mystery Series -- Bev Pettersen

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K-9 Mystery Series, Books 1-2

K-9 Mystery set including Grave Instinct and Repent

 

   

Repent Bev Pettersen

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Repent

Sometimes the isolated countryside isn’t as peaceful as it first appears…

Local police aren’t very concerned when fourteen-year-old Billy Tanner doesn’t show up for his community service at their stable. Tossing a firebomb at a police horse isn’t something they can easily forgive.

Yet when the boy’s frantic grandmother begs PI Nikki Drake to hunt for her missing grandson, it’s a call for help Nikki can’t ignore. Her search takes her to the backwoods of California where a serial killer is pursuing his own brand of vigilante justice.

But time is not on her side…or Billy’s.

   

Horses Havoc boxed set

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Horses Hearts & Havoc Multi Author Boxed Set

The perfect multi-author bargain collection for horse lovers! Whether you like suspense, mystery, or romance—or all of the above—you’ll find buckets of reading enjoyment in this set of eight complete equestrian novels. Better yet, each book in this boxed set is the first in a series so there’s plenty more horses, hearts, and havoc from these talented authors.
   

Grave Instict -- Bev Pettersen

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Grave Instinct

For almost ten years, Nikki Drake struggled to deal with her sister’s mysterious disappearance. When another teen vanishes from the same riding stable, the details are too eerily similar to ignore, and she vows to uncover the truth.

No longer a child but a newly minted private investigator, she now has additional weapons in her arsenal, including a re-homed police dog and an enigmatic detective with ties to the horse stable. However, digging into her sister’s case erodes old trusts and brings dark secrets bubbling to the surface.

And this time they could be fatal...for her.

   

Along Came a Cowboy -- Bev Pettersen

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ALONG CAME A COWBOY

Rodeo champ Carter Bass vows to steer clear of women, especially Barbie cowgirls with their bright lipstick and artificial smiles. The Mustang River Ranch’s wilderness chase offers the perfect opportunity to escape his fans and match wits with quarry that is tough, smart and athletic. 

Allie McIvor found a place to call home when she fled the city for a job at the luxury ranch. She barely knows the front of a horse from the back, but she can dress enough like a cowgirl to keep the guests happy.  And she’s not about to let the disdain of one swaggering cowboy dim her day, no matter that he’s too sexy for his own boots. 

But when she finds herself competing in the rugged outdoors contest, she’s forced to dig up reserves of strength and determination she never realized she had. While that might be enough to win the heart of one hot broody cowboy, the Montana wilderness conceals many dangerous predators… And not all of them are four-legged.

Awards:

Reader Views Literary Award Winner, Best Romance, 2019
New England Readers' Choice Award, Romantic Suspense 2019
Northern Heart Finalist, Romantic Suspense 2019
IDA Finalist, Romantic Suspense 2019

   

Shadows of the Mountain Bev Pettersen

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SHADOWS OF THE MOUNTAIN

Kate Miller has worked hard to carve out a secure job at the Mustang River Ranch. The horrors she faced leading a rescue attempt have been firmly buried and she's content guiding sedate trail rides.

Former SEAL Jack Becker is hot enough to melt any woman's cool exterior, including Kate's. But his arrival coincides with the presence of a horse-loving teenager and her suspiciously well-armed bodyguards. And when a simple trail ride to see the wild mustangs takes a shocking twist, both Kate and Jack must do whatever necessary to save innocent lives.

Can they escape their enemies or will any of them leave the mountain alive?

Awards:

2018 Winner Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest, Best Romantic Suspense
2018 Reader Views Award Finalist, Romantic Suspense
2018 Carolyn Readers Choice Award Finalist
2018 IDA Contest Finalist, Romantic Suspense


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Jockeys and Jewels

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JOCKEYS AND JEWELS

An undercover cop investigates the murder of his ex-partner and falls in love with the dedicated jockey he has deceived. His lies thrust them into the crosshairs of a ruthless killer…and now much more than their love is at stake. 

Awards:

2012 National Readers Choice Awards Finalist, Best First Book
2012 Lories Best Finalist
2008 Golden Heart ® Finalist
2007 Great Expectations Finalist
2007 Golden Gateway Finalist
2007 Linda Howard Award of Excellence Finalist
2007 Daphne Du Maurier Finalist
2006 Golden Acorn Contest Finalist
2006 The Beacon Finalist
2006 Writer’s Voice Finalist
2006 Heart of the Rockies Finalist
2006 Orange Rose Contest Winner
2006 Golden Pen Contest Winner

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COLOR MY HORSE

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COLOR MY HORSE

Jessica barely knows one end of a horse from the other but shoveling manure is preferable to letting her rich grandfather yank her strings. The only problem is that her new boss is a little too fussy… and way too sexy.

She can handle sleeping in a mice-infested stall as well as the occasional encounter with a mysterious, knife-wielding trespasser, but a lovable old gelding and his uncompromising trainer threaten to break her heart.

Awards:

2012 Lories Best Finalist
2012 Reader Views Literary Awards Finalist
2009 Golden Heart® Finalist
2009 Linda Howard Award of Excellence Finalist
2008 Golden Rose Contest Winner
2008 Original Golden Opportunity Finalist
2008 CONNections Contest Finalist
2008 TARA Contest Finalist

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Fillies and Females -- Bev Pettersen

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FILLIES AND FEMALES

Becky Rivers yearns for a loving family and carves out a home as companion-nurse to an aging Texas matriarch with more opinions than horses. Bruised by years of neglectful foster care, she avoids the limelight but is forced to team up with charismatic horse trainer, Dino Anders, in order to salvage her employer's venerable race stable. Soon she is caught between a murderer and a ruthless saboteur…and her only ally is a man she isn’t sure she can trust. 

Awards:

2012 Lories Best Finalist

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Fillies and Females -- Bev Pettersen

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THOROUGHBREDS AND TRAILER TRASH

A horse masseuse’s job is threatened during a hostile takeover headed by a charming but ruthless corporate shark.

Awards:

2013 Reader Views Literary Awards Winner
2013 National Readers Choice Award
2013 Finalist Orange Rose Contest
2013 Finalist Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Awards
2013 Book Buyers Best Finalist, 2013  Laurel Wreath Award Finalist, 2013 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award Winner

 

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Riding for Redemption -- Bev Pettersen

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RIDING FOR REDEMPTION

When an ex-junkie disappears from a California Jockey School, his frantic sister poses as a student and unearths a murderous drug ring.

Awards:

2012 National Readers Choice Award Finalist
Winner 2012 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award
2013 Winner HOLT Medallion Award of Merit
2013 Finalist Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Awards

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Studs and Stilettos

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STUDS AND STILETTOS

An aspiring actress struggles to prove her worth on a movie set shadowed by the mysterious disappearance of a groom twenty years earlier.

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Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice Winner
2014 Reader Views Readers Choice Award Winner
2014 NEC-RWA Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award Winner
2014 Award of Excellence Finalist, Colorado Romance Writers
2014 Write Touch Readers’ Award Finalist
2014 Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Finalist

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A Scandalous Husband

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A SCANDALOUS HUSBAND

A dedicated horse trainer fights to keep her horse ranch and the animals she loves. Her husband may be a bit of a rebel, but he’s always been an honorable man and she suspects there are hidden details behind his conviction. However it’s very hard to look past a dead prostitute…and divorce papers forwarded from prison.

Awards: 

2015 Winner, Reader Views Best Romance  A Scandalous Husband
2015 Winner, Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award, ACRA-RWA
2015 Winner Aspen Gold Readers Choice, HOD-RWA
2015 Winner Best Book, Canada-East, Reader Views
2015 Finalist, Top Five Romance, Kindle Book Awards
2015 Finalist, Holt Medallion, VRW-RWA
2015 Finalist, Book Buyers Best, OCC-RWA  
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Backstretch Baby -- Bev Pettersen

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BACKSTRETCH BABY

He’s the perfect man to carve a future with…but only if he can confront his past.

Awards:

2016 Winner Reader Views Award, Best Romance
2016 Finalist National Excellence in Romance Fiction
2016 Finalist Book Buyer’s Best OCCRWA

 

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Millionaire's Shot -- Bev Pettersen

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MILLIONAIRE'S SHOT

Cassie Edwards fled her family’s small horse farm when the man she loved married another woman. But now her ailing grandfather needs her help and she’s not going to stay away another minute. It doesn’t matter that the all-powerful Sutherland family controls the local polo industry where she once worked, or that they can make life very difficult for an old girlfriend. Besides, after all this time, Alex Sutherland is just a friend. Maybe.

Wealthy Alex Sutherland has given up all his passions. Except for his daughter. And if sacrificing everything that ever made him happy will keep her safe, it’s a price he’s always been willing to pay. But Cassie still holds his heart, and when her return sparks a vengeful ex-wife’s wrath, will their second chance at love turn lethal?

Winner, 2017 IDA Contest, Best Contemporary Romance
2017 Reader Views Finalist, Best Romance
2017 Wisconsin Write Touch Readers Award Contest Finalist
2017 Carolyn Readers’ Choice Award Finalist

 

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A Pony For Christmas

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A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS (Novella)

Six-year-old Suzy Jenkins desperately wants a pony for Christmas. And she’s certain Santa will deliver. After all, she’s been on her best behavior for months—not tattling on the bullies and even sharing her only candy cane. Besides, this year she has everything ready, including a cracked water bucket and several wizened carrots. 

Suzy’s mother struggles just to put food on the table. Life has been difficult since her husband died, and any pet—especially a pony—is impossible. However Suzy’s unflagging belief in the importance of being kind sends ripples throughout her snowy Montana town and brings love and happiness to more than just a big-hearted little girl.

Awards: 

2015 Winner, LYRA Award, Bookstore Without Borders, Best Novella
2015 Winner, Reader Views, Young Readers
2015 Winner, Best Novella/Historical Novella, Hearts Through History RWA
2015 Winner, Feathered Quill Be Kind To Animals Award, Reader Views
2015 Finalist, National Excellence Romance Fiction

 

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Bev Pettersen Bundle

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RACETRACK ROMANCE BOX SET

JOCKEYS AND JEWELS, COLOR MY HORSE, FILLIES AND FEMALES

 

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Bev Pettersen Bundle SECOND CHANCES

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SECOND CHANCES SERIES

(Three-book box set: Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash, Studs and Stilettos, Millionaire’s Shot )

 

 

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HUSBANDS AND HORSES

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HUSBANDS AND HORSES

(Three Book Series Boxset: Riding For Redemption, A Scandalous Husband, Backstretch Baby)

 

 

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Sweetwater Springs Christmas

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SWEETWATER SPRINGS CHRISTMAS

Western Historical Romance: A short story Christmas anthology by Debra Holland, Bev Pettersen, E. Ayers, Linda Carroll-Bradd, MJ Fredrick, Paty Jager, Jill Marie Landis, Trish Milburn, Linda McLaughlin, Tori Scott and Cynthia Woolf.

Awards:

The Christmas Crossing, Short Story by Bev Pettersen
2014  Carolyn Readers Choice Award Winner Historical category
2014  National Excellence in Romance Fiction, Finalist Novella category

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