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LATEST RELEASE - ETHAN: BLACK SHEEP COWBOY

Navy SEAL Ethan MacKay returns to Sweet Grass Ranch to recuperate from an injury suffered on a mission, and eventually help manage the South Dakota family ranch with his identical twin brother, Evan. But he’s been gone too long, and he’s not the man who left the ranch over a dozen years ago. Not by a long shot. His body broken, and hopefully not his mind, he prays what they say is true—that cowboy runs deep in your blood—because this black sheep cowboy could sure use something familiar to hang his hat on. But being back home at Sweet Grass is almost more of a challenge than heading up a special ops mission in Libya, especially when something familiar turns out to be the major challenge—his ex-wife, Brandley Mendoza. Brandley and Ethan’s marriage quickly unraveled when he headed into SEAL training, and by the time of his first deployment, their relationship was fatally severed. Still, she keeps in close contact with the MacKays and considers them family. Hired by Ethan’s brother to rev

Reviews

I've gathered a few reviews from select books. More on the way! 

STAR-CROSSED: Return to Legend 


"Star Crossed is an inspiring lesson that in true love there is joy, sadness, loss, growth but overall it is unwavering and fixed like the stars. Star Crossed is a truly enjoyable read that I recommend to anyone looking for a story that speaks volumes and that will still be felt after the last word is read." 5 Stars, Ginger, Long & Short Reviews

THE SOUL MATES SERIES
Entranced (The Curse), Brazen (The Cult), Entangled (The Quest)

"Ms. James has written a gritty, sexy, terrifying at times, historical rich story about destiny, soul mates and true love." A Recommended Read. Harlie's Book Reviews

"I felt as if I lived every thrilling moment of THE CURSE. Maddie James writes pulse-pounding suspense and riveting romance!" Teresa Medeiros New York Times Bestselling Author  "First in a trilogy, James' novel delivers a lovely romantic tale about true love and sacrifice."  RT Book Reviews

"Entranced has an original plot with enough secrets and artifacts to make a reader giddy...Ms. James has a distinct voice with many strong assets." InD'tale Magazine

"I'm particularly impressed by Ms. James' really seamless interweaving of the historical life on Ocacroke Island during Tory's lifetime...and the contemporary setting experienced by horror author Colton MacKenzie in Manhattan and on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This is a difficult transposition, but Ms. James accomplishes it perfectly." Dark Angel Reviews, 5 Pixies

A PERFECT ESCAPE

"What a tangled web! An intricate plot of mystery and suspense. James deftly combines romance and suspense, so hop on for an exhilarating ride." ~ Sandra Garcia-Myers, 4 Stars, RT Book Reviews

"Wow Maddie James has done it again. She hooked me from the beginning and kept me grounded until the end.A Perfect Escape is a well-written story that delivers great range of emotions, intense action at its best, and a great plot. Ms. James knows how to pen stories that engage the reader." ~ Reviewed by Linda L. Fallen Angel Reviews

"This book captured my attention from the beginning. It had me in laughter and tears, with its conflict and surprises throughout." ~JoAnne, Romancing the Book Reviews

"...heartwarming and tender... James shows a special talent for traditional romance." Affaire de Coeur
"Ms. James has an engaging writing style. She puts together a plot that flows and characters that you love and want to see together." ~ 4/5 Ravens, Margaret from Black Raven Review

"...a wacky comedy with humorous scenes, good character development, and snappy dialogue." ~ RT Book Reviews "...a fun and lively story that can fulfill those moments when you need something lighthearted to read." ~ Iris, LASR Reviews

"I just love two people who are so wrong for each other that they have to be right." ~ Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

MURDER ON THE MOUNTAIN

"If you enjoy a good suspense novel, grab this story as quickly as possible. Beware; it is difficult to stop reading once you start." ~Night Owl Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick

BED, BREAKFAST AND YOU

"Definitely worth the read." ~ Emma Rae, Romancing the Book 

"...a perfect afternoon read when you just want to lounge around and get lost in a short romance." ~ Beck's Book Picks

"...a fun and sexy novella set in a charming little town in the mountains of Tennessee. The dialogue is sharp with the right touch of humor. I look forward to reading more stories in the Ladies of Legend series by this author." ~Night Owl Reviews

"...definitely worth picking up with it's perfect blend of lust & romance, it was just what I was looking for!" ~ Allison, Red Hot Book Reviews, A-

"The controversy between this main couple, in addition to the complimentary actions of the secondary cast, was like a trip down memory lane... I highly recommend this book, the series, and definitely this author." ~Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio, 5 Stars

RED: A SEDUCTION TALE

"...a sassy, enthralling, and truly a masterful tale of what really went on between Little Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Wolf... There was a lot of drama, passion, romance and mystery throughout this book and Ms. James deserves high praise for creating such an incredible tale." ~Amanda Haffery, 5/5 Dark Angel Reviews

CORPORATE COWBOY

"...sizzles and excites with risqué scenes and bold characters. Sexy alpha Gage will haunt readers' dreams at night -- and during the day, too... Completely engaging, this story will leave book lovers hanging on for more. 4 STARS - RT Bookreviews. See more at: rtbookreviews.com/book-review/corporate-cowboy-0#sthash.GQ5Fq3L9.dpuf

FALLING FOR GRACE

"Maddie James delivers a cozy little romance with a solid story and good pacing. - RT Book Reviews.  See more at: http://rtbookreviews.com/book-review/falling-grace-0#sthash.r8L7oRPo.dpuf