In chains on his way to a bleak end, the infamous outlaw Jasper Byrne is stolen off a train by a woman in disguise who claims to be a Pinkerton agent. She offers him a deal...one he is in no position to refuse.
Brigit Stevens has worked undercover for ten years, putting rascals like Jasper behind bars. But when a fellow detective goes missing in the wilderness during a railroad investigation, she must turn to a train robber for help. She recruits Jasper to guide her to an outlaw stronghold, relying on her instincts about him.
Jasper admires the beautiful agent’s pluck and her artful disguises. Even more surprising, Brigit treats him with respect and trusts him with her life. He isn’t sure if she’s crazy or simply naïve. But she refuses to accept that he’s an irredeemable scoundrel. Instead, she promises him a second chance if he will trust her.
When the stakes get higher than either of them expects, Jasper faces a choice. He can sacrifice himself for Brigit and save her. Or he can put his faith in her courage and cleverness, and in something he finds harder to believe…the power of love.
Award-winning author E.E. Burke delivers a steam-powered Western romance that transports readers back to the American frontier where lawless hearts reigned. Don't miss the blockbuster finale to the Steam! Romance & Rails series!More info →
Kansas, 1873: A depression grips the country, robbers target rail lines with shocking accuracy. In spite of its early success, the Katy Railroad now struggles to pay its workers and bankruptcy looms. But in the midst of all this unhappy news, it is an act of domestic violence that sets the town of Parsons ablaze with gossip, and challenges Sheriff Frank Garrity to uncover the truth. When he does, it will shatter his notions about duty, justice...and love.
Bestselling author E.E. Burke transports readers back in time to the wild and untamed era of steam railroads in this breathtaking historical romance that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.More info →
In 1873, the Katy Railroad’s ambitious general manager is caught up in a whirlwind of crime and corruption. While fighting for his job, he is drawn into a passionate relationship with a younger woman who sees through his arrogant facade to the lonely man beneath. But it takes an excruciating loss before he faces the truth about what his obsession has cost him.
Bestselling author E.E. Burke delivers a beautiful and poignant love story within a taut suspense based on events in the life of a pioneering railroad builder.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
A soldier with a secret. A daughter with a quest. Will their steam-powered chemistry thrive on the frontier?
Kansas, 1870. Buck O’Connor rides a horse named regret. Aimless and alone after a brutal loss to the North, he risks heading cross-country to reconcile with an estranged kinsman by helping in the bloody battle to wreck a new railroad. But after he saves a beautiful widow from an overturned carriage, he’s shocked to discover she’s the wealthy villain he swore to sabotage.
Amy Langford is desperate to fulfill her father’s legacy. And after a series of targeted mishaps, she gratefully accepts the protection of a strapping cowboy against the violent settlers. But she’s up to her neck in the frantic race to finish construction, and she can ill-afford to succumb to her feelings for her new bodyguard.
With Buck falling hard for the determined promoter he’s supposed to destroy, he’s terrified his hidden past will cost him her heart. And as Amy puts everything on the line to honor her father, her guilt demands she cut the handsome stranger loose before he’s the next victim of a cutthroat project.
Will their unexpected love be permanently derailed in the name of progress?
Her Bodyguard is the first scorching tale in the Steam! Romance and Rails Western historical romance series. If you like pulse-pounding suspense, dark deceits, and vivid depictions of the Wild West, then you’ll adore E.E. Burke’s gritty story.More info →