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Few men are as well shaped as a horse.

Adapted from Christopher Morley

 

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.

Awards:

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.

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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 HEARTS AND HOOFBEATS

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HEARTS AND HOOFBEATS

(Two-book box set: Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash, Studs and Stilettos series)

 

 

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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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The Lizzy Gardner Files: REPENT

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The Lizzy Gardner Files:  REPENT (Kindle Worlds Novella)

Sacramento police aren't very concerned when fourteen-year-old Billy Tanner fails to show up for community service at their barn. Tossing a firebomb at a police horse isn't something they can easily forgive.

But when the boy's grandmother convinces private investigator, Lizzy Gardner, to search for her missing grandson, Lizzy discovers that some animal lovers will go to chilling lengths to obtain true repentance.

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