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Sylvia McDaniel

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USA Today bestselling author Sylvia McDaniel has published more than forty western historical romance, contemporary romance and even a few sci-fi novels. Known for her sweet, funny, family-oriented romances, Sylvia is the author of The Burnett Brides a historical western series, The Cuvier Widows, a Louisiana historical series, Lipstick and Lead, a western historical series and several short contemporary romances.

Former President of the Dallas Area Romance Authors, a member of the Romance Writers of America®, and a member of Novelists Inc, her novel, A Hero’s Heart was a 1996 Golden Heart Finalist. Several other books have placed or won in the San Antonio Romance Authors Contest, LERA Contest, and she was a Golden Network Finalist.

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Sylvia McDaniel I love creating worlds where I show the power of love. While I write I have a movie playing in my head. I'm the director, the actors, and the script w…moreI love creating worlds where I show the power of love. While I write I have a movie playing in my head. I'm the director, the actors, and the script writer. It's my show and I love coming up with the scenes and putting my characters through trying times. Action, adventure, comedy and romance, my favorite genres and I put a little of these genres in my stories. (less)
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I'm so sorry for just now logging in and seeing this. Last year we moved and my life sort of fell apart for awhile. I changed the name from D…more
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I'm so sorry for just now logging in and seeing this. Last year we moved and my life sort of fell apart for awhile. I changed the name from Deliverance as all I could hear were banjos playing in the background to Defiant. It will be out in May of 2019. Yes, I'm a year late, but the book is plotted and I'm working on it now.(less)
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Travis — Sneak Peak — Part 4

Tanner raised his brows. “So why is she willing to come to a ranch on the outskirts of Texas? What have we got to offer? Why not some fancy-schmancy restaurant in New York?”

His aunt smiled. “Let’s just say that she’s had some bad things happen in her life and she needs a break from the culinary world but wants to continue doing what she loves.”

“Well, then she’s not going to stay here long,” Tanner

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Tucker by Sylvia McDaniel
"Tucker and his security company have been called in to guard Kendra, an actress and singer, she's being stalked and the notes are getting more violent. After her home is targeted he decides she would be safer on the family ranch, where he can manage " Read more of this review »
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"Action Packed Love Story

So enjoyed another Burnett family story. Tucker and Kendra’s story kept me reading through the night. Lots of action and story flows smoothly. Danger stalks Kendra and Tucker must figure out why. Grab your copy for the action!" Read more of this review »
Joshua by Sylvia McDaniel
"Joshua and Kayla stole my heart from the beginning. The many challenges they faced made it feel so real. Revisiting past characters in the series is always a favorite of mine. They had the perfect amount of appearance, so as not to steal the show but" Read more of this review »
Joshua by Sylvia McDaniel
"Joshua, what an incredible story, it's full of intrigue that kept me glued all the way until the end.
This book is extremely very well written, the character work so well together that when you read the story you feel that you are there too.
I have onl" Read more of this review »
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Are you ready for Tanner? Just uploaded the final version on Amazon. Eugenia is still matchmaking and this time her grandson thinks he's crazy for seeing a ghost. Hope you will enjoy as much as I did writing this book. ...more
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Secrets of a Summer Place by Sylvia McDaniel
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This book is very personal to me. I had a sister who was adopted and I wrote this book in honor of her. It's the life I would have liked for her to experience. The book will soon be out. It's probably my favorite book I've written this year. Look for ...more
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The Burnett Brides are back, but this time they are in current times. And yes, Eugenia has come back from the dead and is determined to find her great-great-great-great grandsons a wife. Come see how a ghost plays matchmaker.

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This heroine was not one of my regular sisters in this series and frankly, I didn't know what I was going to write for her. But once the plot started to come together, she quickly became my favorite. I loved the hero and her together and out of this ...more
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Enjoyed the humor and the style of this book. Great read.
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“She wanted to believe him so much, but fear held her in its grasp more firmly than ever before. And if she made the wrong decision, she would have to live with the result for the rest of her life. That could be a long time and she’d already made one wrong choice regarding marriage and love. What if she made another? She sat there remembering the way he’d been good to her children, the way he’d made love to her that first time, soothing her fears. She remembered how he’d finally begun to teach her the shipping business, the impromptu baseball game with Philip, the picnic in her office, the trip to his family home, and all the little things that made her laugh. From the very first he’d been kind to her, while lying repeatedly regarding the business. The business seemed to be his Achilles’ heel and he’d just given it to her.”
Sylvia McDaniel, Wronged

“She knows that the two of us go together like boric acid and sugar. Sweet and deadly.”
Sylvia McDaniel, The Rancher Takes A Bride

“But sometimes dreams change,”
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Serena Great to connect with you on GR!


Sylvia McDaniel Hi Tammy,
I'm so glad you enjoyed the Burnett Brides, they're one of my favorites. Someday I'm going to write the children's stories. Thanks for contacting me and letting me know.

Sylvia


Tammy wrote: "Hi Sylvia,
Thanks for accepting my friend request here on Goodreads. I really enjoyed reading the Burnett Brides series. I am looking forward to reading other books you have wrote.

Thanks Tammy"



Tammy   Farrar Hi Sylvia,
Thanks for accepting my friend request here on Goodreads. I really enjoyed reading the Burnett Brides series. I am looking forward to reading other books you have wrote.

Thanks Tammy


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Tom Blubaugh Hi Sylvia,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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