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Gamblers & Gunslingers

A Historical/Western Romance Series by Kara O'Neal


Blurb


Echols, Texas, 1883 Katie McCord bears much weight on her shoulders–single-handedly running her family's business, McCord's Confectionery, and caring for her three younger siblings. And her little shop is in trouble, which forces her to seek help from her brother, Johnny McCord, a notorious gambler living in New Orleans, or lose everything.


Rowdy Denton might be a gambler working for Johnny McCord, but one look at Katie's sweet innocence tugs at the ache and guilt in his heart. For his peace of mind, he's determined to get her out of the opulent hotel and brothel kept by her brother and back to the little town in Texas where she belongs—far away from Rowdy. When Johnny refuses to sell his share to Katie, he sends Rowdy to her hometown to cause her further trouble.


But, instead, Rowdy finds himself working as her hired hand and helping her keep everything together. Katie knows Rowdy has another purpose for being in Echols. He works for her brother, after all, and is a gambler himself. So, why is he helping her? When she discovers the answer to her question, she races back to New Orleans, prepared to make the biggest gamble of her life.



📑Gamblers & Gunslingers-TOP SHELVES

 


✅Historical Romance


✅Western Romance


✅Western & Frontier Romance


❤️‍🔥Steamy Romance!❤️‍🔥













✅Touch of suspense


✅Happily Ever After


✅Wonderful characters









 







❤️💕Katie must outwit a handsome, determined gunslinger to win a poker tournament or she loses everything....💕❤️



 

KATIE'S GAMBLE

Gamblers & Gunslingers Book 01





Echols, Texas, 1883


Katie McCord bears much weight on her shoulders–single-handedly running her family's business, McCord's Confectionery, and caring for her three younger siblings. And her little shop is in trouble, which forces her to seek help from her brother, Johnny McCord, a notorious gambler living in New Orleans, or lose everything.

Rowdy Denton might be a gambler working for Johnny McCord, but one look at Katie's sweet innocence tugs at the ache and guilt in his heart. For his peace of mind, he's determined to get her out of the opulent hotel and brothel kept by her brother and back to the little town in Texas where she belongs—far away from Rowdy.

When Johnny refuses to sell his share to Katie, he sends Rowdy to her hometown to cause her further trouble. But, instead, Rowdy finds himself working as her hired hand and helping her keep everything together.

Katie knows Rowdy has another purpose for being in Echols. He works for her brother, after all, and is a gambler himself. So, why is he helping her? When she discovers the answer to her question, she races back to New Orleans, prepared to make the biggest gamble of her life.


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Praise For The Series














⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kara O'Neal brings readers a wonderful story of starting over and the redeeming quality of love. Readers of romance will love this book as much as I did. I highly recommend Katie's Gamble.Bookbub Reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "An intriguing beginning, a satisfying ending, and great stuff in between! I couldn’t help cringing as I started this novel, reminded of those modern-day romance scams I hear about so often: a charming man woos a vulnerable woman, talks her into “lending” him money, and then disappears, leaving her with a broken heart and a diminished bank account. This story is a bit different—our anti-hero is looking for vengeance, not money. Still, if I could have stepped into the book to warn our sweet heroine about the cad who’s about to wreck her life, I would have done it." Amazon reviewer.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "💖💖💖💖💖 I’m not a big fan of Westerns, but Joetta’s Legacy by Kara O’Neal is a refreshing update on the genre that totally captivated me from page one. " Bookbub Reviewer


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"Gamblers and Gunslingers series. I read all three of Kara’s books in this series. They were all exceptional in their story line and the writing was excellent. If you like historical settings and romance, you will love this author. I highly recommend you follow Kara O‘Neal. You won’t be disappointed.! Amazon reviewer.





 



FELICITY'S FORTUNE

Gamblers & Gunslingers Book 02






Waxahachie, Texas, 1883


Felicity Capwell Archer had no idea she'd married a thief and a killer. And even though she's the one who turns him in, people still think she helped her former husband steal and is now hiding the money. To protect herself from the repercussions and attacks, she hires Butch Wilder. Gambler. Gunslinger. And a giant who hides a heart of gold.


Butch Wilder grew up on the streets of New Orleans, learning how to fight, how to gamble and how to use a Colt .45 with deadly precision. When Felicity begs him to protect her family, she's too damned pretty and too intriguing to turn down. Determined to avoid any emotional attachments and to keep it purely professional, Butch takes the job. But he finds himself sitting down to nice meals, walking her children to school and being part of a family for the first time.

Only by finding and returning the stolen loot can Felicity and her daughters ever truly be safe. Following clues she deciphers from her former husband's letters, Felicity and Butch travel to the outlaw-infested Hell's Half Acre. It's madness, but Butch will do anything to protect Felicity. Even if it means his life.


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CORA LEE'S WAGER

Gamblers & Gunslingers Book 03





Houston, Texas, 1882


Cora Lee Walsh. The Angel of the Acre—Hell's Half Acre—never intended to be a professional gambler. But her wealthy grandmother hadn't wanted her, and, at fifteen, she was abandoned by the Tucker family who'd taken her in as their ward. She had no other choice than to make vice her life. Now, the eldest son of the Tucker family is on her doorstep, asking for an audience.

Graham Tucker loved Cora to distraction, and when she ran away, it destroyed him. Twelve years later, he's been ordered by Iona Evans, Cora's grandmother, to bring Cora back to Houston. He'd rather chew glass. But Iona owns half his business, and she's willing to sell her shares to him if he's successful. Graham takes the deal.

When Cora and Graham meet again, they both fight old feelings. And Graham finds himself across the betting table from her, making a wager he can't afford to lose.

But more threatens the pair, and Cora finds herself needing Graham. Can she trust him? The young man who'd abandoned her? Or will she find herself a victim…again?


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OLIVIA'S TREASURE

Gamblers & Gunslingers Book 04




Houston, Texas, 1882


After her father's death, Olivia Sullivan finds there's no money, and she's now the caretaker for her four younger sisters. In an instant, her comfortable life has disappeared, and now she spends twelve hours a day bent over a sewing machine in a boutique she used to patronize.


Kane Tucker lives life by his rules. Work is a waste of time. Nights were meant to be enjoyed with whiskey, cards, and women. But when he discovers Olivia Sullivan is stuck toiling day in and out, he can't help but want to assist his childhood friend.


Olivia wants nothing to do with Kane, especially since he fosters a careless and frivolous way of life. She has no time for fun though he insists on it. And when a mysterious gentleman comes calling, telling Olivia that she must pay off the astounding debt her father owed him, her situation becomes even more dire. Only the mystery of an amethyst necklace can save her and her sisters now, and while she goes on the hunt for treasure, Kane is right there beside her, stealing her heart and changing her mind.


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The Cowboy's Bride

Gamblers & Gunslingers Book 05




San Antonio, Texas, 1878


Joetta Berk has plans for her future, if only she understood how to fit into society. Her youth produced nothing but ostracization because of her more serious, academic personality. Because of this, she is conducting research to write a book that will help others like her learn how to navigate the rules of society.


Caleb Murray, also known as the Raven Devil, notorious gunslinger, has vengeance in his heart and Joetta in his sights. He's intrigued by the beautiful woman who keeps herself apart from life, has an extensive vocabulary, and endless questions. But when he discovers she's the daughter of the man he hates most in this world, he decides to use Joetta to destroy his enemy.

As he puts his plan into motion, Caleb finds himself falling for the sweet and inquisitive Joetta Berk, but despite his feelings, his cruel intent is revealed. Joetta is shattered and vows to go on without him, to create the legacy she's always wanted.

But Caleb can't let that happen. Not without him. He will do whatever it takes to win her back, even if that means kidnapping the bride.


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