St. Petersburg, Missouri, 1864 – A divided state languishes under martial law and the once-peaceful river town where Becky Thatcher grew up throngs with soldiers, spies, and sedition. When her father falls under suspicion of treason, the last person she expects to drop in—literally—is the man who broke his promise to her years ago. Why has Tom Sawyer returned, and why now?
Tom pledges to help Becky vindicate the judge. With crucial memories missing he must fill in the facts, which run contrary to her assertions. Instead of improving matters, his involvement catapults them into a web of intrigue involving her disloyal cousin, Tom’s relentless brother, and a childhood friend who offers her safety and security in return for her hand in marriage.
Becky is no longer the naive, spoiled girl Tom remembers. But who is he? A deserter? A charlatan? A loyal friend? She isn't certain she can rely on her heart to guide her. If Tom doesn't keep his word this time, she will face her enemies alone, armed only with her courage and a secret that could get her killed.
Inspired by America's favorite storyteller, bestselling author E.E. Burke brings her vision to a Civil War thriller with characters borrowed from Mark Twain's classics. If you enjoy a rollicking romance between sharp-witted contenders, woven into the framework of a plot-twisting page-turner, don’t miss E.E.’s newest adventure, Tom Sawyer Returns.More info →
Jasper Byrne, an accused train robber, is about to face frontier justice when he is stolen away from a lynch mob. His female savior, who claims to be a reporter, offers him a chance to redeem himself if he will help her solve a mystery.
He will do one better. Make certain she returns from her quest alive.
Undercover agent Brigit Stevens isn’t certain she can trust Jasper to keep his word, but she needs an outlaw to guide her through a wilderness known only to thieves and murderers. She doesn’t expect the rogue to become her protector. No more than she anticipates losing her heart to him.
Can an outlaw and a Pinkerton form more than a temporary partnership? Does love have the power to rewrite the future and create second chances?
A high-powered Western romance that transports readers back to the wild American frontier where lawless hearts reigned. Don’t miss the last, most exciting, episode in the series Steam! Romance and Rails.More info →
In August, 1870, the Katy railroad arrives in Indian Territory to an unwelcome greeting from the people who live there. During the tense standoff, which stalls construction and ignites tempers, a peaceful resolution appears impossible. So does a love that springs up between a wealthy railroad heiress and the desperate Cherokee outlaw who kidnaps her.
"E.E. Burke understands the heart of romance...and delivers it."
Maggie Shayne, New York Times bestselling author
KANSAS CITY STORY, a rich collection of short stories blending history with fiction, takes the reader from the muddy banks of the Mighty Mo to the gleaming glass and steel of the Sprint Center. The journey highlights memorable moments in our river city’s intriguing history, beginning as a wilderness settlement in 1821.
Written by MRW members, this unique anthology showcases the KC Spirit that overcame floods, fires, and disasters to create the quintessential American metropolis that thrives today.
Includes two short stories by E.E. Burke:
The Orphan and the OutlawMore info →