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Connie Vines

Married with two grown sons, Connie Vines resides deep in the quirky suburbs of southern California. She has published over one hundred short stories and non-fiction articles, six novels, and has ghost-written two literary novels and one screenplay.  The vice-president of GothRom (Gothic Chapter of Romance Writers), Connie participates in local literary events and judges national and international writing contests.

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Rodeo Romance, Book 2

Previously published as The Way to a Rancher’s Heart

Trouble is something hard-edged rancher, Brede Kristensen, knows all about. A widower with a rambunctious young daughter, a ranch to run and an ornery cook who has just runoff, Brede doesn’t need another problem. Yet in the midst of a violent storm, he finds an injured woman. The beautiful woman can’t recall her name or her past, but Brede vows to protect her from harm. What he hadn’t bargained for was her laughter and gentleness finding a way into the lonely corners of his heart.

Beaten and left for dead, Amberlynn Maddox has no memory of her past. Accepting Brede's offer as temporary ranch cook, the woman, now called Kate, discovers the sexy rancher with his protective nature and sizzling kisses has claimed her heart. When a madman discovers Amberlynn’s hiding place, no one is safe from harm: not Brede, his young daughter—or Amberlynn herself!

"Ms Vines has written a suspenseful romantic tale. Brede and Amberlynn are very strong and likeable characters. Brede’s daughter, Gretchen, adds a lot to the story. The ranch hands are very colorful and fun, especially Caldwell, the ornery cook. His elopement had me laughing out loud! This is a very entertaining story." ~ 4 cups for “Brede” Rodeo Romance, Book 2, Maura, CoffeeTimeRomance and Find Out About New Books

"Brede is an emotionally involving thrilling suspense filled with passion and romance. The characters a fully developed and will have the reader caring about the outcome. . .A wonderful heartfelt story that will thrill the readers." ~ 5 Hearts, Anita, The Romance Studio

"4 Quills! A must read." ~


Rodeo Romance, Book 1

Previously published as Ride a Wild Heart

With a dangerous reputation for taking chances and tempting fate, rugged cowboy Lynx Maddox had one goal in life--to win the coveted Silver Buckle rodeo championship. But when he sets eyes on lovely Rachel Scott, he becomes determined to capture her as well. 

Rachel traveled the circuit with her famous rodeo rider dad until his fatal accident in the arena.  Now, she wants nothing to do with that world--or the men who risk their lives for one brief moment of glory.  But her attraction to Lynx becomes too powerful to deny… and his unexpected gentleness too seductive to resist. . . 

H.O.L.T. Medallion Finalist, Orange Rose Finalist, Colorado Gold 2nd Place

Fool for Love 2nd Place, and Award of Excellence Winner. 

"Connie has a wonderful gift for making her characters come alive for her readers. A must read!" ~ 4 ½ Roses, 

"Highly Recommended. Written by a gifted writer--a worthy addition to anyone's book collection." ~ Under the Cover Reviews 

"Kick-Ass heroine!" ~ Reader's Review, Author's Den 

"Instant action/Sizzling attraction!  This book kept the pages turning, and a box of tissues close at hand." ~ AOL Book Reviews 

"A rare find.  A must read!" ~ Word Museum 

"A sensuous, tender, and poignant story of two lonely people who are afraid of being hurt again. Connie Vines has done an outstanding job of characterization, delving into their hopes, dreams, and worries. The even pacing of this book makes it a one sitting read!" ~ 4 Stars, Affaire de Coeur Magazine



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