BESTSELLING AND AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF WESTERN ROMANCE!
Caroline Clemmons writes historical and contemporary genre fiction. Historical romances, contemporary romantic suspense, mysteries, and paranormals are among her current works. Learn more about her at www.carolineclemmons.com
Friday, January 10, 2020
NEW RELEASE -- AN AGENT FOR LYDIA
Announcing a birth!
AN AGENT FOR LYDIA, Pinkerton Matchmaker Series #56
She was born early Friday,
January 10, 2020, at Amazon after the author’s hours of research, weeks of sweating,
writing the best story she could, consuming copious amounts of Cherry Dr Pepper
and chocolate, and experiencing sheer terror that readers might not like this
When Lydia Wood is left at the altar, she believes something
beyond her groom’s control has happened. Two years with no word have hardened
her heart. She has to get away from her parents’ constant urging her to choose
an acceptable husband and wed. Becoming a Pinkerton agent suits her plans.
Pinkerton Agent Jake Hunter has recovered from injuries that
put him in a coma and a long convalescence. He realizes Lydia would have been
injured had she been with him. He vows to distance himself from the one person
who means the world to him to protect her.
When they are paired for an investigation of bank robbers
they must use fake identities and follow the trail to a dangerous hang out of men on the run. Can the
two successfully pull off their charade and capture the robbers or will this
trip confirm Jake’s worst fears?
gazed out the train window at Wyoming’s desert landscape, recalling how
terrified she’d been last night in the saloon. The man who’d wanted to take her
upstairs was huge and smelled as if he hadn’t bathed in months. He carried a
bottle of whiskey in one hand, some of which he had spilled on his shirt.
goodness she’d had her gun and her knife. Would her little gun have stopped
such a large man? With any luck she’d never have to learn the answer.
herself not to snuggle up to Jake for comfort had been almost impossible. His
presence reassured her. He’d had several years experience at Pinkerton’s and
knew how to deflect and defeat combatants.
older couple rode in the seat facing them. Lydia avoided eye contact with the
prune-faced woman across from her. The woman had snubbed her and Jake as if
they carried leprosy. She had to admit she and Jake looked far from respectable.
ceased staring long enough to tug on her husband’s sleeve and whisper, “Horace,
doesn’t he look like the man on that wanted poster we saw in Cheyenne?”
frowned at her. “Hush, Mattie.”
those two think she and Jake couldn’t hear them?
gestured to the window. “I’ve never seen so much sand and scrubby bushes.
Barren as it is, it emanates a serene beauty.”
Could have been the view from the train.
“Wait until you see where we’re headed. I’ve
heard it’s picturesque as well.” Jake flashed his bone-melting grin.
thank you, she couldn’t weaken now. She’d had the vaccination for that grin’s
affect. Too bad the inoculation hadn’t proven very effective.
man traveling with the prune-faced woman looked at Jake and leaned forward.
“Where you folks headed?”
squeezed her hand. “We’re headed for Evanston. You?”
wondered why he’d lied.
man relaxed against the seat. “We’ll be getting off at the next stop after the
river. Been south to see our grandchildren.”
tugged on Jake’s sleeve.“How much
longer until we reach Laramie?”
might as well try to doze, Lily, my pet. We’ve a long ride ahead of us. I’ll
wake you when we get to Laramie and we can stretch our legs.”
complained about her garish dress but he was dressed in a flashy way that left
no doubt he was a gambler. The dark gray suit had a red silk damask waistcoat.
His watch chain was thick with a showy fob. She wondered if the watch was his
or belonged to Pinkerton’s.
The other couple left at a water stop. She and Jack had the facing seats to
tried to doze but couldn’t. With a smile, she recalled Pinkerton’s “We Never
Sleep” motto. At least she had that part right.
scenery was monotonous and the rails too bouncy to read. All her life she’d
scorned people who said they were bored. She’d thought any intelligent person should
be capable of amusing himself. That theory was ruined because she considered
herself smart and she was extremely tired of this trip.
addition, having Jake at her side created questions and resurrected longings.
Working this closely proved to be an exercise in self-control. If they’d
married on schedule, they’d probably have a child by now.
often dreamed of the small home they were to have in Denver. Their plans were
for nothing extravagant, just a place where they could raise a family. He’d be
home between assignments and they’d have a good life. With a mental slap, she
pulled herself from daydreams. Concentrating on their assignment should be
foremost in her mind.
moved to the seat across from her. Angling himself in the corner, he stretched
out his legs toward the aisle. “What on earth possessed you to apply to
stared out the window and hoped she appeared bored with his question. “Perhaps
I wanted to see what was so all-fired fascinating about the job.”
would you leave a safe, secure home in the city to face the unknown? This is a
dangerous job, not a game.”
directed a glare at him. “For your information, Gentleman Jack Jackson, I’m not
playing a game. I don’t know why you would think otherwise. You aren’t the only
person capable of choosing a career in law enforcement. I am an official agent
for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Denver office.”
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Through a crazy
twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was not
born on a Texas ranch. To compensate for this illogical error, she writes about
handsome cowboys, feisty ranch women, and scheming villains in a tiny office
her family calls her pink cave. She and her Hero live in North Central Texas
cowboy country where they ride herd on their dog and three rescued indoor cats
as well as providing nourishment outdoors for squirrels, birds, and other
The over fifty
titles she has created in her pink cave have made her an Amazon bestselling
author and won several awards. She writes sweet to sensual romances about the
West, both historical and contemporary as well as time travel and mystery. Her
series include the Kincaids, McClintocks, Stone Mountain Texas, Bride Brigade,
Texas Time Travel, Texas Caprock Tales, Loving A Rancher, and Pearson Grove as
well as numerous single titles and contributions to multi-author sets. When
she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, reading her
friends’ books, lunching with friends, browsing antique malls, checking
Facebook, and taking the occasional nap.