Wednesday, January 7, 2015

J.D. Sterling, the sexy star of country music, had come back home to McKenna Springs, Texas.
Years before, he had left to chase his dream and had succeeded. His life was almost perfect. Almost. He was still missing the part of his heart he had left behind...Mandy Lawson.

Amanda Lawson had changed from the young, innocent Mandy...the teenager madly in love with the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Heartbreak and tragedy would do that to a person. She was determined to keep her well-ordered, work-driven life on the successful path she had fought to achieve on her own. No singing cowboy with a devil’s smile in his green eyes and a sexy body in tight jeans was going to be allowed close enough to break her heart again.

“I have other business in town also,” Amanda spoke up. “I don’t know why I was called out here but...”

“Because I want you.” Those jade green eyes pinned her to her spot. J.D.’s choice of words knocked the

air out of Amanda’s lungs for a moment. Did he think that he could turn that look on her, along with

that famous half-grin that sent deep grooves down his cheeks and made fingers itch to touch them and

females swoon at his feet? He was still the lying, no good cowboy who had played her for a fool and

then left her behind when the bright lights beckoned. He wanted her? Well, he'd had her once, but

never again.

Cold blue eyes pinned him. “People don’t always get what they want, J.D. But sometimes they do get

what they deserve.”

When Mandy stood looking at him with those blue eyes, where once there had been the warmth

of love glowing in them for him, there was now a cool curtain, devoid of anything but a banked

anger mixed with a dash of indifference. For some reason, he felt he had been judged and

found lacking in her estimation. He definitely had to regroup. There was another battle ahead,

and he had fought many in his lifetime and won each of them. This would be the most important
one. Losing was not an option.

Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra grew up among horses, cowboys,

wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers. Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds

and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most. She also draws upon a

variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a

major zoo, and owning a wedding planning business (ah, romance!).

 Debra’s real pride and joys, however, are her son, an aspiring film actor, and a daughter with

aspirations to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more story ideas!) When she isn’t busy

writing about tall Texans and feisty heroines, she can be found cheering on her Texas Tech

Red Raiders, or heading off on another cruise adventure. She read her first romance...Janet

Dailey's Fiesta San Antonio, over thirty years ago and became hooked on the genre. Writing

contemporary western romances, is both her passion and dream come true, and she hopes her

books will bring smiles...and sighs... to all who believe in happily-ever-after’s.

 The Seymour Agency represents Debra and she is soon to have two contemporary

romances published by Spencer Hill/Tulip Romance and Astraea Press. Debra invites you to

visit her website at She loves to hear from other aspiring authors or

readers via email at

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