What a wonderful Sunday read! After reading another of Jan Bowles’ books, I was anxious to read this one. It definitely did not disappoint me. This is a provocative book about an English woman transplanted into Texas society. Her writing style captivated me previously. It only grabbed my attention more completely with this book.

Rebecca Wade, 28, left England for the unknown area of Avery Grove, in Central Texas, after her rejection. Her fiancé dumped her one month before the wedding because he said she was frigid. As the daughter of a bitter preacher, she wanted a fresh start.

Ms. Jan Bowles has presented us with another work that gave me insight into her writing abilities. This main couple could not have been more opposite. However, the chemistry was sweltering. The arousing sensuality was a wonderful page-turner. I did not stop until I had completed the book.

Her secondary characters were pivotal even though not often present. The affects of their inputs into the lives was more prevalent. I admire Bowles’ ability to tell an expressive, explosive storyline with a great background of beautiful country.

I highly recommend this book for anyone, except the too-young. I’m sure that adults will fully appreciate her writing talent.

Overall rating
Sensuality rating: Explicit
Reviewer: Brenda Talley

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What is the fascination with cowboys?

What is the fascination with cowboys? 

Since as long as I can remember a cowboy has always held the imagination of both men and women, especially in our family. My grandmother would read nothing else, and my father followed suit. 

During my formative years, I grew up watching several cowboy series. The most memorable series being, The High Chaparral. It was not Billy Blue Cannon for me, but Manolito Montoya, played by Henry Darrow. He just had that sexy roagish charm that held me enthralled.

Other notable series were The Virginian, and Bonanza. My favourite cowboy series has to be Alias Smith and Jones. All my friends preferred Jedediah ‘Kid’ Curry played by Ben Murphy, but I just loved Hannibal Heyes, played by Pete Duel. Again he had a certain roagish charm that I fell in love with.

For someone who has lived in England most of their life, they conjured up the Wild West. The pioneering spirit that made America what it is today. I’m sure all the men who watched these action packed films wanted to be them, and all the women wanted to know them.

So who is my favourite cowboy of all time?

It just has to be Butch Cassidy, played by Paul Newman in the iconic film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I’m sure you will have your own favourite cowboy. Leave a comment and let me know.

All my favourite cowboys have a roagish, devil-may-care attitude. They’re fun and sexy. I try to bring these qualities to the heroes of my books.


A 5 HEART Review for 

The Romance Studio Review

Ashley Carmicheal was a want-to-be actress that worked in a local diner. She waited tables while awaiting her dream job. Her long-term boyfriend, Rob, dropped her after he made it big. He had been so abusive she was afraid of any new relationship. That was until a gorgeous cowboy, Zack Delaney, showed up at one of her tables. The interest seemed mutual. However, things were not as they seemed. She was concerned about his secretive actions.

Zack Cantrell couldn’t share his actions to anyone—even Ash. He didn’t want to get involved because he did not want to draw attention to her and put her in danger. However, when she found him dealing drugs, it was too late. He had to take care of her. That wasn’t likely since he had no confidence he would be able to. His secretive past scared him concerning his ability to protect her.

Ms. Jan Bowles has written a poignant book about a couple who had unhappy pasts that they both kept silent about. These main characters were emotionally charged and grabbed my attention quickly. I was amazed at the way Bowles presented the background information. It made the couple seem quite realistic. The sexual content was very explicit, but scorching! It was an overall part of the storyline—not the story.

The glimpses of the area, the land and the expectations they had and their own vulnerability toward each other was endearing. It was so easy to fall in love with the couple. The area was described so that I felt I was there. I couldn’t stop reading the book and was completely surprised at the ending.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre. I guarantee you will enjoy it.

Overall rating
Sensuality rating: Explicit
Reviewer: Brenda Talley

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Can Jed unlock the passionate woman within Rebecca? Or will she be forever too scared to let go?

[Siren Classic: Erotic Cowboy Romance]

Twenty-eight-year-old English schoolteacher Rebecca Wade moves to Texas, leaving behind an unhappy past. Keeping to herself, she vows to steer clear of men. When she meets bad boy rancher Jed Monroe, the father of one of her pupils, she immediately disapproves of his carefree ways and irresponsible attitude.

With Jed working on her house in exchange for his daughters extra tuition, Rebecca is determined to stay aloof. But how can she remain detached when just the mere sight of Jed Monroe causes the sexual woman within her to emerge?

Jed has only one thing on his mind, and that’s Rebecca. The ice maiden has lit the touch-paper inside him. He will stop at nothing until she becomes his.

Can the Texas rancher bring out the simmering passion within Rebecca? Or will she be too scared to let go?

Note: This book contains anal sex.

A Siren Erotic Romance

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A New Review for DARK SECRETS

Author Review: Dark Secrets by Jan Bowles

Dark Secrets by Jan Bowles
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc
Genre: Erotica, Romantic Suspense
Length: 168 pages

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Review Copy Received from Author

Thirty-two year old English Architect Sam Marshall had vowed never to return to Oxley in Oxfordshire. When he meets Megan Lawrence, a twenty-five year old ethereal beauty for the first time in ten years, old wounds are re-opened.
Their troubled past has remained unspoken all this time. Neither of them wants to broach the subject, yet they both know the deep attraction between them will not go away.
Are they really willing to lay their emotions bare in order to move on? Can they finally put the past behind them once and for all? Will Sam eventually find it in his heart to forgive Megan? And will Megan ever learn to forgive herself?

Ashley’s Review:
Dark Secrets is an intense read as it deals with Megan’s dramatic and emotional “secret”. She spends her life trying to be with the one man she’s always loved, but previous events end up keeping them apart.
While Dark Secrets is not a “candy and roses” type romance, it is a roller coaster ride of emotional ups and downs, filled with heavy sexual tension. Megan and Sam let their attraction finally take control, but past secrets try to destroy the relationship they have worked so hard to establish.
I think Dark Secrets by Jan Bowles was well written and everything unfolded at a steady pace to make a great story. The sexual tension led up to some can’t-possibly-wait-any-longer sex that’s worth the wait!
Rated 4 Ravens by Ashley!
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New contract from Siren


My new Cowboy Romance, has just been accepted by Siren-Bookstrand. The publication date has been set for February.

It follows the trials and tribulations of a family as they find true love. There will be five books in total to this series.

Series title: THE MAVERICKS.

A New Review for Shackled by the Cowboy Drifter

I just received a wonderful review by Cheryl at Manicreaders.

Reviewer: Cheryl

Zach was walking along when he was attacked from behind. After the beating Zach received, he needs nothing more than a nice cold beer. 

Ash works as a waitress. Ash immediately zoned in on Zach the moment he walked in the door. Of course, it would be hard not to notice Zach. He is really good looking. When Zach stirs something up inside Ash, Ash realizes that she has been without a man for too long. Let’s just say though that Zach didn’t make a great first impression with Ash. Once, he redeemed himself…watch out! 
Shackled by the Cowboy Drifter is a Cowboy Bad Boys novel. Every book that I have read by author, Jan Bowles is a favorite of mine. Shackled by the Cowboy Drifter is no exception. This book has both romance and action. 
If a sexy, cowboy like Zach walked into my place of employment, I would have a hard time resisting him. Ash was my favorite. She was feisty but sweet at the same time. Kind of like…honey mixed with red pepper flakes for kick. Mrs. Bowles really knows how to make her characters come alive within the pages of the book. I wouldn’t mind being shackled to a cowboy! I give this book four stars. 
You can read the whole review HERE
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Shackled by the Cowboy Drifter - Now on Amazon Kindle

Great News!! 
is now available on Amazon Kindle HERE

Ash Carmicheal, an aspiring actress from England, is down on her luck. However, when she meets Zack Delaney, a gorgeous cowboy drifter, at the diner where she works in Long Beach, California, things start to look up.
Why can’t two lonely people enjoy each other's company with no strings attached?
Only trouble is, Zack Delaney is not all he seems. An undercover operative with the FBI, he is closing in on a drug cartel. Getting involved with Ash is not an option. In fact, it could prove downright dangerous for her. When Ash sees him dealing drugs, he cannot tell her the truth about his work, yet the attraction between them still remains.
They may have shared one night of unbridled passion together, but do they have a basis for a lasting relationship? Or have they both been burned too much in the past?

Also Available from Bookstrand HERE