E.E. Burke

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in Pahokee, Florida, The United States
March 29




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E.E. Burke describes herself as "a history geek and a sucker for a good love story."

She recently released the 10th Anniversary Edition of her bestselling series, Steam! Romance and Rails, a fast-paced blend of Western adventure, sizzling romance and suspense.

"I love to write stories infused with history, legend and romance...tales about extraordinary men and capable woman who are ahead of their time."

Her books have been Kindle Top 100 bestsellers and her writing has earned accolades in regional and national contests, including the RWA's prestigious Golden Heart®.

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E.E. Burke Becky, I'm delighted you enjoyed Her Bodyguard and found the setting interesting.

Yes, I've made several tips to Ft. Scott. In fact, I was inspired to…more
Becky, I'm delighted you enjoyed Her Bodyguard and found the setting interesting.

Yes, I've made several tips to Ft. Scott. In fact, I was inspired to write the book after staying at the Lyons Twin Mansions Inn and I used one of them as a model for my heroine's home. I also spent time with local historians and researched history books, old pictures, diaries, articles, etc. Pretty much every location and event (especially those regarding the railroad) are real. So are several of the secondary characters (like Charlie Goodlander, who was one of the pioneers of the community). As for the mine, yes, mining was a big deal back then and there were several mines in the area at the time. I couldn't find the actual well, but I know it existed and was quite the local attraction for awhile.

I love weaving real settings, actual events and historical characters into my books. It makes writing them more fun. I'm glad you enjoyed it.(less)
E.E. Burke When I'm blocked it's usually because I haven't "refilled my tank" with fresh creative input. Sometimes I go for a walk on a favorite trail, or go to …moreWhen I'm blocked it's usually because I haven't "refilled my tank" with fresh creative input. Sometimes I go for a walk on a favorite trail, or go to an art museum, or see a movie, or pick up a new book. Anything that will get my mind off the "block" and help recharge my battery.(less)
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My bestselling series just got better!

Over the past several months, I've been revising and updating my bestselling series, Steam! Romance and Rails. After ten years of practicing my craft, I wanted to apply all that I've learned to bring these books closer to my original vision for the series. All four books have been updated and given great new covers. If you've never read this series, I encourage you to give it a try. It combines my Read more of this blog post »
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Her Bodyguard by E.E. Burke Her Bodyguard, by E.E. Burke
Passion and ambition collide when a woman embroiled in a bitter war between a powerful railroad and rioting settlers hires a bodyguard to protect her from a killer.

Brought together by Fate, the wealthy businesswoman and penniless drifter find unexpected love in the midst of danger. But the secrets he hides will tear them apart—if they survive.

Her Bodyguard is part of the series Steam! Romance and Rails, featuring stories from America's golden age of steam railroads.

Back Cover Blurb:

For America “Amy” Langford, investing in the Border Tier Railroad isn’t about chasing riches. The savvy businesswoman is after bigger stakes: influence, respect, success her father didn’t live to see.
Rioting settlers and underhanded competitors can’t stop her, but a killer might. When a stranger comes to her rescue, she trusts her instincts and hires him as her bodyguard.

Buck O'Connor has put his violent past behind him, but being a wanted man dictates a life of deceit. So what’s one more lie? He becomes Amy’s protector so he can secretly thwart her railroad’s progress to help his cousin avoid financial ruin. A great scheme—until he falls in love.

While Buck hides his true purpose, Amy lies to herself about her growing feelings for her bodyguard. But the price for deceit is steep, and secrets from the past could destroy their future, if they survive.
  8 votes 22.9%

Heart of a Knight by Barbara Samuel Heart of a Knight, by Barbara Samuel
Britain, 1351. After an arduous exile to flee the darkness and danger sweeping her lands, Lady Elizabeth D'Auvers returns home to Woodell Castle, yearning only for her looms and her quiet life. To her astonishment, she finds the castle and farmlands thriving, thanks to Lord Thomas of Roxburgh, a knight errant whose size and strength offer protection to Elizabeth's castle and its people. Yet chilling thoughts trouble her mind--for there is something mysterious about this man.
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Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey Prisoner of My Desire, by Johanna Lindsey

Spirited Rowena Belleme must produce an heir--or incur the dangerous wrath of a ruthless stepbrother, who stands to forfeit his ill-gotten wealth. And the magnificent Warrick deChaville is the perfect choice to sire her child--though it means imprisoning the handsome knight...and forcing him to bend to her amorous whims.


Vowing to resist but betrayed by his own virility, noble Warrick is intoxicated by Rowena's sapphire eyes and voluptuous beauty. Yet all the while he plans a fitting revenge--eagerly awaiting the time when his sensuous captor becomes his helpless captive ... and is made to suffer the same rapturous torment and exquisite ecstasy that he himself has endured.
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By Possession (Medieval #1) by Madeline Hunter By Possession, by Madeline Hunter
A Common Lady
For years she had thought he was dead. Yet when Addis de Valence strode into Moira Falkner's cottage, there was no mistaking the sharp planes of his face, and the scar she herself had helped to heal. The young squire who had once been her hero was now her lord, a hardened man who returned to claim the son she had raised as her own. But Moira couldn't deny that Addis roused a passion she never thought to feel--and a perilous hope for a future that could never be....

An Uncommon Love
Addis returned from the Crusades to find his lands usurped by his stepbrother, and his country on the brink of rebellion. Determined to reclaim his birthright, Addis could not afford to be distracted by a woman--even one as tempting as Moira. Yet the only living part of his contented past lay in Moira--and his desire for her was more dangerous than his deadly battles with the king's men. By law, Moira belonged to him...but possessing her heart might be far more difficult.
  7 votes 20.0%

Texas Tango (Texas Montgomery Mavericks #2) by Cynthia D'Alba Texas Tango, by Cynthia D'Alba
Their wedding might be fake, but there’s no faking the mutual attraction.

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 2

Dr. Caroline Graham is happy with her nomadic lifestyle fulfilling short-term medical contracts. No emotional commitments, no disappointments. She’s always the one to walk away, never the one left behind.

But now her great-uncle is gone and her grandmother is on her deathbed, more concerned about Caroline’s lack of a husband than her own demise. What’s the harm in a little white lie? If a wedding will give her grandmother peace, then a wedding she shall have.

Travis Montgomery has one dream left—to build the ranch he and his wife planned before he lost her to cancer. There’s just one thing standing between him and the last bit of acreage he needs—a last living heir who has one traveling foot out the door…and an unusual request that challenges his determination to never again place his heart at risk.

The land he wants in exchange for a faux marriage. Everyone wins. Until things start to snowball…and the hearts they stand to lose are their own.

Warning: This book contains a tortured widower who doesn’t want a wife and an independent doctor who doesn’t want a husband. Hot stuff between the sheets and failed efforts to avoid emotional involvements.
  3 votes 8.6%

A Big Sky Christmas by William W. Johnstone A Big Sky Christmas, by William W. Johnstone
From the masters of frontier fiction comes a holiday tale set in the very heart of America--a Western saga of courageous souls coming together, with a little help from the Jensen family.
  3 votes 8.6%

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