Welcome to Dorado, Texas, home of the Kane family and the site of the first meeting between the Kanes and Morning Stars in Marshal of Hel Dorado.
Town of Dorado
Founded during the conflicts with Mexico in the early 1830s, the townâ€™s insular nature and heavy ranch population defended it in the subsequent battles, many sons losing their lives in the battles of the Alamo, Nagodoches and Rue Hidalgo. Following Zachary Taylorâ€™s Mexican invasion in 1846, the nation of Texas submitted to the United States, gaining entry to the Union as a state. Dorado didnâ€™t much mind the independence, the annexation to the United States or the war with Mexico. Life in Dorado continued much as it had with Anglo ranchers, Tejano residents and even a portion of the remaining Caddos, Comanche and Woppatoma tribes getting along peaceably.
Incorporated in 1833, the Kane family served as the townâ€™s official law enforcers. The ranchers agreed to the laws set forth by the town ombudsman Jebediah Kane. Dorado rolled up shop by ten, shuttering the windows and dimming the kerosene lamps.
The town had one bank in middle of Doradoâ€™s main street. A scatter of corrals and sheds make up the western end of the town while a cluster of frame houses huddle on the eastern slope.Â Â A livery stable, funeral home, gunsmith, barbershop, saloon with Mrs. Pontfourâ€™s brothel tucked behind it and a bathhouse make up the rest of Main Street in addition to a solitary restaurant. Dorado also has a hotel that serves as the post office.
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When the spirit fever struck a town, a village or an outpost, it left few if any survivors. The white man blamed the Indian saying they used their mojo on them. The Indians blamed the white man for angering the spirits. The survivors knew it didnâ€™t matter. The Fevered were forever changed.
â€œThe Marshal of Hel Dorado is like X-Men and Young Guns wrapped up with not one but two families full of hot brothers to lust after.â€ â€“Â Cat Johnson, author ofÂ Hooked.
Sam Kane is the oldest brother, the steadfast son and the confident marshal.Â Heâ€™s never met a problem too hot to handle until a gang behind a string of robberies across the territory set their sights on his town.Â Now with the bankâ€™s gold inexplicably missing from a locked safe, the town hunting the elusive thieves and a passionate redhead with a fiery secret in his jail, Sam has his hands full.
Scarlett Morning Star lived in seclusion in the mountains of West Texas most of her life.Â She longs for adventure, but with seven very protective older brothers, adventure is hard to come by.Â When she tags along uninvited on their latest escapade, she is left behind during a bank robbery and finds herself in the custody of the very sexy town marshal.
The town wants to lynch her, the Marshal wants answers and her brothers want her back, can Scarlett keep it together or will her explosive secret burn them all?
Her life.Â His badge.Â Their fight.
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“Brave are the LonelyÂ is a grippingly wild and sultry romance filled with stellar characters and a cool plot.” – Joyfully Reviewed
When death seemed preferableâ€¦
Mourning his mate drove fevered wolf shifter Cody out of Texas, but a brotherâ€™s need drags him back from the brink.
â€¦and good deeds never go unpunishedâ€¦
Gypsy princess Mariska only wants to protect her people and her freedom, but a dangerous choice puts her on a collision course with an angry wolf.
â€¦the best thing that could happen to himâ€¦
When Cody touches Mariska, his wolf cannot escape the hunger that fills him. For Mariska, Codyâ€™s touch brings her a pleasure she never imagined, but is it enough to heal his fractured soul?
â€¦was the last thing he expected.
As danger stalks all three of them, they must confront who they are or risk losing Cody forever.
His wolf. His woman. His way.
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“Heather Long’s Fevered Hearts series gets better and better with every volume and has gained a spot on my must-read list. If you are looking for a passionate tale of the Old West, look no further than the Fevered Hearts. I guarantee, you’ll thank me for it.” – Fallen Angel Reviews.
A job that needs to be doneâ€¦
With his older brother Sam preoccupied by the upcoming birth of his child and younger brother Kid recovering from his injuries, Micah Kane has never been so busyâ€”too busy to go to San Antonio and escort home the new schoolteacherâ€”but what his father wants, his father gets. Busy or not, one look at the exotic beauty with her rich European accent and he canâ€™t think of anything else.
A woman on the runâ€¦
Josephine Miller entered an arranged marriage on good faith. One year of misery later, she discovered a horrifying secret about her husband and fled west. Â Becoming a schoolteacher in aÂ small Texas town seemed like the perfect way to disappear but Micahâ€™s touch awakens a desperate desire that she finds herself helpless to resist.
Darkness, danger and death lurking on the horizonâ€¦
An outbreak of the spirit fever, dangerous strangers in town and wild accidents at the Flying K threatening everything they care about, Micah must convince Jo that she doesnâ€™t have to runâ€”together they can stand against any storm.
His code. Her secret. Their war.
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