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Joan Reeves
"It's never too late to live happily ever after."

Joan Reeves is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance. Her books are available as ebooks, print books, and audio books. Several of her books are available in French through Bragelonne, her publisher in France. Joan also writes nonfiction to share what she has learned in life. She hopes you will love her books and tell your friends about them. Please do her a favor by leaving a short review for the books you love. Sign up for Joan's mailing list and be the first to know about new books, her Readers Club, and giveaways:  LINK

All of Joan's novels have the same underlying premise: "It's never too late to live happily ever after." Joan lives her happily ever after in the Lone Star State with her hero, her husband. They divide their time between a Houston townhouse and a small house in the foothills of the Texas Hill Country where they grow fruit trees and wine grapes--despite the hordes of tunneling gophers, trespassing skunks, herds of deer, howling coyotes, and the occasional snake or two.
Contemporary Romance
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Summer has really heated up here in Texas. I've moved my morning walk to 6:00 AM, and if I can't pry myself out of bed, I skip the walk and work out inside to one of the many DVDs I have. Wouldn't it be nice if just owning workout DVDs got you in shape? One can dream.

I'm working on SUMMER'S FORTUNE now. It should go up on pre-release in mid-July. Then I have to get going on a Christmas novella before I can return to the long novel I'm writing. Time just seems to dwindle into nothingness each day. {sigh}

All of my box sets are still available. Many are in Kindle Unlimited so they're free to read if you're a subscriber. Only 99 cents to buy if you're not. Here's the latest list of box sets that feature one of my books: KISS ME THRILL ME, A CHRISTMAS SHE'LL REMEMBER, SNOWFLAKES AND CHRISTMAS KISSES, LOVE CHRISTMAS, SWEET AND SASSY VALENTINE, UNFORGETTABLE SUSPENSE: HOT AND DANGEROUS, UNFORGETTABLE TROUBLE: PASSION AND THRILLS, UNFORGETTABLE WEDDINGS, and SWEET AND SASSY WEDDINGS.


For my fellow citizens of the U.S.A., I wish you a Happy Independence Day, and to everyone, have a summer full of fun!

I donate something each month to the RomanceBooks4Us prize package so be sure to check out the big July Giveaway. Sign up for my mailing list:, and be the first to know about new releases and giveaways. Visit me online: * http://www.joanreeves.com * and follow me on BookBub:  and Amazon:

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             HEAT LIGHTNING, Book 1 of Outlaw Ridge, Texas

Secrets, lies, passion. What Tessa doesn't remember may mean the death of her.

Her husband found her, claimed her, rescued her. David’s touch makes Tessa throb. Desire flashes between them like heat lightning on a summer night. Her body knows David, but when she looks at him, he is a stranger to her. Not a flicker of memory is left of him or their life together since she awakened from a coma.

Amnesia has left her with nothing but questions. Who is she? Why does David seem to hate her even as he pulls her into his arms? What is he hiding? How can she trust him when her gut says, Trust no one?

As her love for David grows, so does her feeling of foreboding--as if something awful is watching and waiting.