Mary J. McCoy-Dressel

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Author of sensual contemporary western romance with strong family ties, paranormal romance on occasion, and romantic fiction—sometimes writing sensual love stories with less conflict and drama--other times dramatic and sexy for a more emotional and compelling read.

Early days of reading romance novels and women's fiction laid the groundwork for me to take up the pen and write my own memorable love stories.

I admit, I'm a true "romantic at heart." Other writers have always been my inspiration.

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Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight #5
Will Judy Carlson, our ranch martriach, tie the knot? Even I don't know! Coming in 2019.

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Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Luckily, this doesn’t happen a lot, but when it does, I deal with it in a few different ways. I always create a playlist for my books. Listening to…moreLuckily, this doesn’t happen a lot, but when it does, I deal with it in a few different ways. I always create a playlist for my books. Listening to the music I’ve chosen for that book, usually gets me inspired to get back to writing. Another thing I do is make a list of about ten things that can happen in the story. Things that haven't been plotted out. Some are silly and off-the-wall ideas I’ll never use, but other ideas can come from this list.
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Mary J. McCoy-Dressel I finished writing the first book in a brand new spin off series. It will be published in late 2016.

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I finished writing the first book in a brand new spin off series. It will be published in late 2016.

I’ve also started book number four in the Double Dutch Ranch Series. Since all three brothers have their own book now, it's time to revisit some of the other characters to see what they have to offer.

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“When we were born, nobody gave us a lesson on how to breathe—we just did. The same thing happens with love. Nobody tells you how to love—we just do.”
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“When I love, I love with everything within me.”

Seeing him with his child, this was obvious. Did he mean…yes, he meant exactly what he said, and it was like he wanted her to know it went much deeper than only with his child. That whatever he loved, he loved with everything inside of him. “I sense that about you, Tristan. Your actions and words are heartfelt.”
Mary J. McCoy-Dressel, Cowboy Boss and his Destiny

“Howdy, ma'am. You always talk to yourself?”

Velia glanced up into bright eyes, as blue as the flame on a cigarette lighter, belonging to a man standing in front of her desk wearing a cowboy hat tipped back on his head.”
Mary J. McCoy-Dressel, Howdy, Ma'am

“I wasn't raised to let a woman walk through a dimly lit parking lot alone. Wasn't born in a cornfield, you know.”

Velia turned. “No, I didn't know. So, you're quite a gentleman. Don't we sound like a good pair—the devil woman and the gentleman?”
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message 14: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Hi Mary,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


message 13: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, Christine,

My Pleasure and you're welcome. Thank you as well.

Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 11: by Ceri

Ceri London Thank you too! :)


message 10: by Mary (last edited Mar 09, 2013 10:07AM)

Mary McCoy-Dressel My Pleasure, Dark!

Dark wrote: "hi Mary! thanks for accepting my friend request :)"


message 9: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, Mia,

Thank you for accepting!

Mia wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite!"


message 8: by Mia

Mia Downing Thanks for the friend invite!


Eliott McKay Mary J,

Thanks for being my new friend!


message 6: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Thanks, Jeannie,

Been holding my own I guess. Thanks for the warm wishes! Sending you the same.

Jeannie and Louis wrote: "Dear Mary J.,

What a lovely treat to see you here on Goodreads. How have you been? Sending you warm Autumn thoughts.

Jeannie"



Jeannie and Louis Rigod Dear Mary J.,

What a lovely treat to see you here on Goodreads. How have you been? Sending you warm Autumn thoughts.

Jeannie


message 4: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Rowena wrote: "Hi, Mary,
Thank you for the friendship invitation. Welcome back.
Rowena"


Thank you, Rowena.


Rowena Hi, Mary,
Thank you for the friendship invitation. Welcome back.
Rowena


message 2: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Savannah wrote: "Mary J,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah


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Will do my best. Thanks, Savannah!


Savannah Mary J,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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