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E.E. Burke

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in Pahokee, Florida, The United States
March 29




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August 2013


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. "

Her novel Tom Sawyer Returns won the Grand Prize for the 2021 LARAMIE Award, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards. This book and the companion novel Taming Huck Finn were featured by the Mark Twain House & Museum in the author spotlight, Romancing Mark Twain.

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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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Lawless Hearts by E.E. Burke
"A Heart Wanted… even a Lawless Heart

I adore this series. I have both Kindle and Real book form. Knowing that this was the end of the series was bittersweet, I knew that E.E. Burke wouldn’t let her readers down- she made a new folk hero: Jasper and an" Read more of this review »
Lawless Hearts by E.E. Burke
"I loved this book and ending to the series but am sad to say goodbye to all these beloved characters. (I've always loved Gideon and secretly hope that maybe he'll get a short story or something in the future.)

This book was a treat to readers of the " Read more of this review »
Lawless Hearts by E.E. Burke
"Awesome book! Jasper is an outlaw...but he's the hero. Quite a feat...but the author pulled it off! Brigid is his perfect counterpart--a strong, creative woman who doesn't know the meaning of the word "can't." This book has romance, humor, and action" Read more of this review »
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Which book would you like for January 2015 BOM?

The Endearment by LaVyrle Spencer
The Endearment, by LaVyrle Spencer
From the streets of 19th-century Boston to the harsh frontier--she wove a web of deception to ensnare her man!

Lovely, fiery-tempered Anna Reardon was forced to lie to get out of the street urchin's life that shamed her ... to become Karl Lindstrom's mail-order bride in the beautiful, treacherous Minnesota wilderness.

Karl forgave Anna for her deceptions--but there was still one shameful, burning secret that she had to hide from him, knowing its revelation would destroy the love that had become her very life!
  8 votes, 38.1%

A Dangerous Passion (Steam! Romance and Rails, #3) by E.E. Burke
A Dangerous Passion, by E.E. Burke
Can a hero lurk inside the heart of a villain?

Life in a small New England village is too quiet, too ordinary for a free spirit like Lucy Forbes. When her father lands a job out West, she packs her books and her dreams and eagerly sets off to pursue the kind of grand adventures she longs to experience and write about. Yet the moment she steps off a train in Kansas, she's thrust into the gritty reality of an untamed frontier—and into the arms of a scoundrel.

Henry Stevens, the ruthless railroad executive her father has been sent to investigate, is as passionate as he is ambitious. Brave and charming, as well as clever, and possessed of a sharp wit. He is, in fact, the most fascinating man Lucy has ever met. However, his opponents are vanishing and strangers are shooting at him. Fearing for her father's life, Lucy resolves to unmask the secretive Mr. Stevens and expose a villain. What she doesn’t expect to find is a hero.
  5 votes, 23.8%

Out of the Storm (Beacons of Hope, #0.5) by Jody Hedlund
Out of the Storm, by Jody Hedlund
Having grown up in a lighthouse, loneliness is all Isabelle Thornton has ever known--and all, she assumes, she ever will know. But when her lightkeeper father rescues a young man from the lake, her sheltered world is turned upside down.

Bestselling author Jody Hedlund's Out of the Storm is her first ever novella and introduces readers to Beacons of Hope, a new series set in the 1800s amid the romance, history, and danger surrounding the Great Lakes lighthouses of Michigan.
  5 votes, 23.8%

Falling for Her Captor by Elisabeth Hobbes
Falling for Her Captor, by Elisabeth Hobbes
"Set me free. Say I escaped, or that you never found me."

Kidnapped heiress Lady Aline of Leavingham has surrendered any hope of rescue when a mysterious figure casts her assailant aside. But it's soon clear Aline's savior has no intention of setting her free—he's sworn to deliver her to the Duke of Roxholm, her family's enemy!

Sir Hugh of Eardham has never seen anything quite like Aline's beauty and fighting spirit. There's no doubt he's tempted more to protect her than keep her bound. But could this loyal knight ever break his oath of allegiance for Aline's sake?
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Time Rider Wildertrek by Jack King
Time Rider Wildertrek, by Jack King
TJ's an ordinary fourteen year old kid with extraordinary problems at home and school. He has a broken family from his parents' bitter divorce. He faces evil bullies attacking him almost every afternoon, failing grades when he's really a smart kid, boring classes, snobby girls, mean teachers, being cut from basketball tryouts, and few friends. Yes, life is rough for TJ Cockrell.

Then a mysterious green book inexplicably throws TJ into the past. And not just any past, but the untamed forbidding forests of 1802 eastern Tennessee, with savage Indians, wild beasts, bloodthirsty robbers, backwoods ruffians, strange characters galore, and rugged log cabin living. Yup, it's definitely not present day Knoxville Tennessee anymore.

TJ thought his present life was bad news, but his adventures have just begun. Along the way, he fights off killer beasts, bandits and braves, meets the cocky teenaged David Crockett, gains a world of assurance in himself, finds his first real love, and is befriended by a fantastic frontier family who really has it together. TJ returns to the present a changed young man; emboldened, forthright, and shrewd. He'll need all of his new-found strengths to fend off killer burglars loose in his house, outwit the school bully, charm a pretty new transfer-student, and most intriguing of all, delve into the mysteries of the magical green book...
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