On the way to becoming more than friends, Zahra and Rose's relationship faces its first obstacle--Zahra's ex, Sorcha, has resurfaced and is in need of a soft landing. When she shows up earlier than expected and starts giving off mixed signals, Zahra's forced to confront her own feelings for Sorcha. When it appears that her career as a marine biologist is leaving her landlocked, Zahra has to make a choice. Help her ex find her wings, or keep tying her down by comparing her to the past.
Zahra's used to having the farm to herself, so when Rose is rehabilitating at Cardinal Oaks while her condo is up for sale, Zahra realizes she has to confront her feelings for her friend and either see what can happen or let it go. The not knowing is frustrating her, and more importantly, it's impacting her riding.
With her next competition coming up and garnering attention among the other barns, Zahra worries she's juggling too much. This was the dream she's always had, and right now there's nothing better than a penalty-free cross country run. Eventing is everything she's ever wanted, pushing herself and her horses to their limits. A chance offer could change everything...including her relationship with Rose.
Each book in the Cardinal Oaks series continues the story, though you can start anywhere. You will get a fuller picture of Zahra's story if you start from the beginning.
A Quarter Horse Racing Romance
It all started with a kiss...
Paige thought she was doing okay after the accident that claimed her champion barrel horse's life and left her with rods in her back. She rescued racehorses, giving them new careers, and if her broodmare band had been reduced and her barn sat empty, well she'd accepted that fate long ago. Then sexy rodeo cowboy, Chance Antolin walked into her life. He sparked more than passion inside her; he found a way to remind her who she had been...and could be.
Chance offered to deliver the horses to the Twisted Spur so Lora could spend more time working on the Western Star Ranch's profile. His friend had settled down and created a home with the barrel racer, something Chance wanted for himself. His plan was to drop the horses off at the Twisted Spur and come back in time to meet up with his traveling companions and get back on the rodeo circuit. Then he saw Paige, and had to do the one thing he'd always wanted--kiss her.
When the roping gods give you second chances every cowboy knows you take them.
An opportunity to get back on the circuit while his horse recovers from an injury has Chance questioning what he'd really wanted. He'd found heaven, and peace, in Paige's arms. But will the roar of the crowd give him second thoughts?
Is Paige ready to build a new life...with him?
Called to Rota contains two novellas set before the Rota Rising series. In Choosing Sean, Tyche and the other Council of Good Fortune members decide who will be their first champion. Asclepius, the God of Healing, has a hand in the choice, and Tyche is one of Sean's few champions. She sees the young med student has promise, even if his life is destined to be cut short. Can they change his fortunes for the better?
In Calling Tyche, Tyche hears the call to Rota. She knows what will happen, what is foretold to come. If the island calls the Council of Good Fortune home, then the forces of chaos have arisen once more. She can't ignore the call. And yet, she fears it. Will she accept knowing it means she'll have to turn away from everything, including her consort and her beloved Par Impar?
Rota is calling.
The magical island has called Tyche home. Before she can take her place on the Council of Good Fortune, she must undergo the island's trials. Is she still worthy of sitting with her fellow goddesses? Or has the events since Rota last called her home rendered her unable to continue her duties. The island demands only the most worthy to join its causes. Will Tyche survive the ghosts of her past and live to secure the future?
Author's Note: These stories stand alone, though reading Tyche's other stories will help provide a fuller picture of the goddess' role among us.