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Don't feel bad for me, child. I've had it much better than most. I bear no scars, never got separated from my sweet mama until I was near grown. I even have children of my own.
Those three things are blessings beyond what most born into this life receive-and they aren't the only reasons I'm happy today.
I wasn't always so happy with my lot in life-no, I've been bitter and angry and full of self-pity.
My life has certainly had its ups and downs.
Mainly because of love.
Isn't love the make or break of all us women? We crave love from those around us. We simply cannot do without it and too often it nearly does us in.
Let me tell you, dear reader, the tale of my life and of the journey I endured to find peace within myself, peace with my life and, yes, love.

Love Her Softly

woman might just change all that. Emma Hawke was running. Running from her father, from the damage the man had done. Running from a life she didn't want--a life no different from the one that had killed her mother. She's never been off the mountain. She trusts nothing and no one--not even the man who saved her life by bringing her out of the cold. If Liam's going to win her heart, he's going to have to learn patience and how to truly care for someone more than he does himself. He'll have to love her softly. Can Emma overcome her past? Can she learn to trust--possibly even love--despite the fear that she holds of men and of marriage? Or will her past track her down and destroy any hope she has for a future?

Author: Nicole Sturgill

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: 09-30-2016

 home. She expected even less to have said ghost turn out to be the man she'd always dreamed of. She hadn't expected him to fall in love with her or to fall in love with him. But that is exactly what happened. But surely this is crazy and nothing could make this relationship work... could it?

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Francine has always had a gift. She has always been able to sense ghosts and she loved the paranormal. However when she went civil war ghost hunting she never expected for one to follow her

Author: Nicole Sturgill

Genre: Romance / Paranormal

Release date 01/24/2014

He Followed Me Home

Vince Griffin is all work and no play. Running his company takes every spare second of his life and that is the way he prefers it. He has no urge for a wife, children, or a family. That all changes when he arrives in Grant County Kentucky to do development research and meets Grace, a tired woman caring for her handicapped daughter and aging grandmother. They, and the other hardworking people in this tiny town, teach Vince that there are things other than work and that sometimes, love comes first.

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Author: Nicole Sturgill

Genre: Romance / Historical

Release date 12/05/2014

Times have changed. The country that was once booming, growing and thriving is now a wasteland of death and destruction. A sickness has swept through the land and the results have been devastating. The war fought twenty years ago may have caused father and son to pick up guns against one another, but this sickness has caused father to eat sons face off while daughter gnaws on mother’s leg. Those that have avoided the sickness refer to those sick as ‘rabid’. The ‘rabid’ are mad. Crazy. They are rotting, mindless, killing machines that want only one thing; to sink their teeth into those that are not ‘rabid’. And in doing so cause their prey to catch the sickness and join their rabid mob. 

As if hiding from the ‘rabid’ weren’t enough of a struggle, survivors must also worry about one another. Decency, honor, and helping thy neighbor are a thing of the past. Now it’s survival of the fittest and only the strong will make it out alive. Then an old man arrives, recruiting survivors to help him on a quest. A quest to the far west and the salvation that is said to lie there. Join Colt, Ox, Silas, Comanche, Katherine, Charlotte, Frankie and Evangeline as each of them fights their own battle for survival, somehow ending up together on a journey to peace, redemption and possibly… a cure?

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Finnegan Callahan is the son of an Irishman. He loves rye whiskey, women, and gambling, though he always leaves his women a bit more bitter and his gambling companions much richer. His take on life is 

Author: Nicole Sturgill

Genre: Romance / Adventure / Historical

Release date 07/25/2014

To Love a Wild Irishman

Innocence and the Outlaw

who made a habit of finding pretty young women of marrying age and marrying them to the highest bidder he could find. 
Pain, hunger and fear became the only constants in her life and Temperance had hoped that her new husband would take her away from all that--she had hoped wrong. He seemed to love causing her pain and shame in any way that he could and Temperance began to realize that only through death would she ever have any relief…
Then came the day when her husband’s brother returned home. The war was long over, but he’d fought for the confederacy and just been released from a prison camp and allowed to get back to his life. He seemed broken and it wasn’t only the injuries to his body that made him seem that way--his soul seemed just as scarred as her own. 
Temperance knows that this man, or men like him, had taken her father and brother from her, she knows that she should not desire him because he is not only her brother-in-law but blood relation to the monster she called her husband, but none of that seems to matter. 
Just as she had lost her family, was found by a slave trader and sold into marriage, she found herself falling in love with the fallen soldier completely against her will.


Her bosses, Mister and Misses Treadwell, aren’t exactly the friendliest of people. Pure snobs truly is what they are, but Allie is used to being looked down on by the wealthy. All she cares about is that the jobs pays well and offers room and board to not only her, but her sister, Amelia. The Treadwells had even agreed to allow Amelia to get schooling from the woman they employed to teach their own children. 
Life with the Treadwells is better than the life that Allie and Amelia had known before and Allie feels content and secure until Amelia starts speaking of a man in the attic. Spurred by her sister’s stories and by the Treadwells startling reactions to her questions about the attic, Allie decides to take a look for herself. 
What she discovers there will change her life forever.

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​In a desperate attempt to secure a roof over her younger sister’s head, nineteen year old Allie Winthrop takes a job that no one else seemed too eager to apply for. The job is a maid position for a well to do family who had made a fortune in both the ranching and railroad industries. 

Author: Nicole Sturgill

Genre: Romance / Historical / Mystery

Release date 06/27/2014

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I am a mother of three and wife to an incredible man who makes creating strong and loving male characters in my stories easy. When I’m not chasing my children, spending time with my husband, or taking care of one of my eight animals (including a tortoise, a bearded dragon and a ball python), I am writing. Living in a small Kentucky town, which requires a twenty-five minute drive to simply find a traffic light, creates the need to find escapes and writing does that for me. At times when I’m not writing, I also enjoy four wheeling, hiking, hunting, and spending lots of time outdoors. Life is a constant inspiration and so, I try to live it to the fullest!

Saraphine

Author: Nicole Sturgill

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: TBA

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The last thing Liam Mcyntire expected to find in his barn one cold February morning, was a half-starved , frozen-solid woman. She's covered in bruises and full of mistrust and suspicions. He'd been perfectly content in his bachelor life of trapping critters, selling furs and living in solitude but this mysterious 

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My name is Saraphine-just Saraphine. It may seem strange for a human being with flesh, blood and a soul to have nothing but a first name, but, to some, I'm not a human and I don't have any of those things.
You see, I was born a slave.

Kentucky 2011 - Nicole lives a lonely, simple life. A life void of excitement. She'd been burned enough times in her life to know that tragedy was normal and everyone eventually hurt you. Her quiet life is ripped to pieces the day she discovers four cowboys in her empty house claiming to be from 1875. Can she help the brothers learn what they were sent to learn and find a way back home? Or are they truly there to teach her a lesson in trust and love? Read this story about healing, love, hope, pain, loss, friendship, and family, to find out!

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Kentucky 1875 - Cavanaugh, Jamison, Ian, and Andrew are four brothers torn apart by life and by tragedy then drawn back together because of the same. Granting a wish to their dying mother, Mary, a healer, sends the brothers on a journey. A journey to heal, to grow, to forgive, and to love. A journey that will take the gun toting, horseback riding, tough-as-nails brothers to a place very different from the home they know. 

Author: Nicole Sturgill

Genre: Romance / Western

Release date 11/08/2013

The McEllis Boys

Small Town Love

Author: Nicole Sturgill

Genre: Romance / Historical

Release date 07/04/2014

Once Bitten Twice Mad


 meant to be lived and live it he does—though he won’t be doing so much longer if those he owes debts to catch up to him. What Finnegan needs is a chest full of money, which of course he thinks is simply wishful thinking—until he finds the treasure map. 
Cassandra Little has always lived a cautious life. Daughter to a wealthy family and a father active in the government, her every move is seen and judged by society. Cassandra says she is content, but knows deep down that there has to be something more—and that is why when her best friend, Finnegan, shows up at her bedroom window in the early morning hours with a treasure map and a proposition, Cassandra is quick to agree. 
Their journey together will take Cassandra far from home. Outlaws, debt collectors, bounty hunters, and angry politicians plague them every step of the way. Will Cassandra and Finnegan find the treasure they seek? Take the journey with them as they discover whom they really are, what really matters, and that old friendships truly are the strongest foundations for true love.

Leah lived a sheltered and comfortable life. It changes the night she goes against her family’s wishes and runs away to marry her beau. Attacked by a band of outlaws, her beau apparently murdered, Leah is thrust into the fear of the unknown with men who seem pure evil. 
Confusion accompanies the explainable passion she feels toward the tall Indian who is holding her prisoner and yet keeping her safe inside this camp of outlaws? 
Chase Caldwell was raised a man who took what he wanted to survive without guilt. He had never thought anything could change that until Leah came tumbling into his life and made him question the way he was living. 

A love unlike any other but it seems impossible. Will peace ever find these young lovers or will Leah’s family or Chase’s outlaw past and Indian blood keep them forever apart?

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Wyoming Territory 1884 

Author: Nicole Sturgill

Genre: Romance / Historical

Release date 04/03/2015

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Temperance Hall was born the daughter to a poor farmer and his seamstress wife. When her mother and two younger siblings were killed by fever and her father and older brothers by a rebel soldiers bullet, Temperance was left all alone and things went from bad to worse when she was found by a horrid man 

Author: Nicole Sturgill

Genre: Romance / Historical

Release date 09/05/2014

Against Her Will

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Author Nicole Sturgill