Long, Tall Texans Collection Volume 9
Long, Tall Texans Book 26, 42, 51, 36, 27 & 38
by Diana Palmer
Contemporary Romance, Anthology
June 10, 2019
Available in: e-Book
New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer returns to Jacobsville with six fan-favorite Long, Tall Texan stories.
(originally published June 2003 in mass market paprback and February 2010 in trade paperback and October 2014 in mass market paperback and eBook as Desperado and February 2019 as Cord and Harley eBook)
After barely surviving an attempt on his life, ruthless mercenary Cord Romero resolves to neutralize his foe. In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces with childhood friend Maggie Barton. But passion must take a backseat to protection, as a tragic secret from her past sets her up as a pawn for his lethal enemy.
(originally published as The Maverick December 2009 in Silhouette Desire #1982 in mass market paperback and February 2016 in mass market paperback and eBook anthology and February 2019 as Cord and Harley eBook)
Cool, composed rancher Harley Fowler finds his world turned upside down when a beautiful whirlwind bumps into him. Investigator Alice Jones has come to Jacobsville, Texas, to solve a deadly mystery, and Harley finds himself square in the middle of her case. But which will win out—true love or a dangerous threat?
(originally published July 2015 in hardcover and eBook and June 2016 in mass market paperback as Untamed and April 2019 in 2-in-1 Stanton and Garon eBook)
Steely mercenary Stanton Rourke lives life on the edge. As his childhood friend Clarisse Carrington struggles to keep her distance, sparks as hot as a Texas summer fly between them. But when her life is threatened, Clarisse must turn to Rourke, the one man who’s most dangerous to her heart.
(originally published June 2007 in hardcover and May 2008 in mass market paperback and June 2012 in eBook as Lawman and April 2019 in 2-in-1 Stanton and Garon eBbook)
In order to mend broken family ties, FBI agent Garon Grier decides to settle on a ranch in Jacobsville. But this Texas town isn’t all peace and quiet, as Grace Carver knows all too well. These unlikely allies are brought together when the desperate lawman must track an escaped predator—and Garon and Grace have one chance to put the past to rest….
(originally published June 2004 in mass market paperback and May 2014 in mass market paperback & eBook as Lawless and May 2019 as 2-in-1 Judd and Jared eBook)
Several years ago, Texas Ranger Judd Dunn upended Christabel Gaines’s life by jailing her criminal father—and marrying her! Now, just when Judd is about to set Chrissy free, a bloodthirsty foe targets his innocent wife. And Chrissy has grown into a smart, fearless woman with unfulfilled desires. She will do anything in the name of love, including putting her life in mortal danger for her husband.
(originally published March 2008 in Silhouette Desire #1856 in mass market paperback and eBook as Iron Cowboy and May 2019 as 2-in-1 Judd and Jared eBook)
Rancher Jared Cameron is a mystery to everyone in Jacobsville…and he likes it that way. Only sweet Sara Dobbs dares to intrude on the loner, who’s charmed by her audaciousness. But their burgeoning relationship soon thrusts Sara into Jared’s hidden world of intrigue, and the iron cowboy must steel himself to fight for both of their lives.
Susan Spaeth Kyle, aka Diana Palmer, is a former newspaper reporter, with sixteen years experience on both daily and weekly newspapers. She began selling romance novels in 1979 and now writes as Diana Palmer for three New York publishing houses: Mira Books (mainstream romances), Silhouette Books (contemporary series romances), and Fawcett Books (historical romances). Kyle has over 95 books in print, translated and published around the world. Her awards include seven Waldenbooks national sales awards, four B. Dalton national sales awards, two Bookrak national sales awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award for series storytelling from Romantic Times, several Affaire de Coeur awards, and two regional RWA awards. In 1998, a Japanese Harlequin reader poll gave her Silhouette Desire novel, The Patient Nurse, its favorite book of the year award.
She is listed in numerous publications, including Contemporary Authors by Gale Research, Inc., Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers by St. James Press, The Writers Directory by St. James Press, the International Who's Who of Authors and Writers by Meirose Press, Ltd., and Love's Leading Ladies by Kathryn Falk.
She is a member of the Native American Rights Fund, the American Museum of Natural History, the National Cattlemen's Association, the Archaeological Institute of Amenca, the Planetary Society, The Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Sheriff's Association, and numerous conservation and charitable organizations. Her hobbies include gardening, archaeology, anthropology, iguanas, astronomy and music.
She has been married to James Kyle since 1972. They have one son, Blayne Edward, born in 1980, who is pursing a law enforcement career in college. She has a sister, Dannis Cole, who lives in Utah and is also back at college, finishing her degree. Dannis has two daughters, Amanda Belle Hofstetter, a high school senior planning a career as a physician, and Maggie, who is in grammar school.
Susan herself went back to college as a day student at the age of 45, inspired by her husband James, who quit a blue-collar manufacturing job to return to school and get his diploma in computer programming. He retired from his own computer business in 1998 and now pursues skeet shooting medals in local, state, national and international competition. Susan graduated summa cum laude from Piedmont College, Demorest, GA, in 1995 with a major in history and a double minor in archaeology and Spanish. She was named to two honor societies (the Torch Club and Alpha Chi), and was named to the National Dean's List. In addition to her writing projects, she is currently working on her master's degree in history at California State University. She hopes to specialize in Native American studies.