With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today’s bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance’s hottest authors. THE WICKED WYCKERLY will be her forty-seventh book and the first of the Rebellious Sons novels, a Signet Eclipse, July 2010 release.
In MYSTIC WARRIOR, (Signet Eclipse, July 2009) Ms. Rice completes the Mystic Isle trilogy.
Patricia Rice’s emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards. Her books have also been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.
A firm believer in happily-ever-after, Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. A native of Kentucky and New York, a past resident of North Carolina, she currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri, and now does accounting only for herself. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Authors Guild, and Novelists, Inc.
Maya Alyssum’s impossible dream is to open a school where kids can find unconditional acceptance—acceptance she and her sister had never experienced while growing up in foster homes. The town council’s representative holds her dream in his hands, and Axell Holm is the kind of uptight authority figure she loves to hate.
Cleo Alyssum would do anything to transform herself into the kind of mother her young son needs, but she’s learned from hard experience that people only wreck her life, making it tough to prove that she deserves her son back. Celebrated cartoonist Jared McCloud is just the kind of sexy, artistic, impossibly bull-headed extrovert who can shatter her carefully constructed serenity and ruin her chance to be perfect.
On the inside Mara Simon might still be the sweet, sensitive girl TJ McCloud remembers, but the face she shows the world is that of a beautiful, high-powered Hollywood producer with a movie to make and a schedule to keep. There’s too much riding on the success of her film to let her first and only love rattle her when he turns up on her set.
An ambitious MBA with a genius for opening her mouth when she shouldn’t, Aurora Jenkins wants nothing more than to fix her accident-prone family so she can leave the suffocating rural culture of her hometown and run back to the big city where she belongs.
Considered an eccentric hermit with no more ambition than to repair the courthouse clock, Clay McCloud has withdrawn to his brother’s South Carolina island home to rethink his wasted corporate life…
Free spirit Alys Seagraves and her elderly, eccentric friend Mame are about to embark upon an epic road trip across historic Route 66 when Mame suffers a medical setback that throws a wrench into their plans. Never the willing patient, Mame sneaks out of the hospital, determined to carry out her dangerous task while reliving memories along the famous highway. Now Alys has to trail the spunky senior westward and bring her back to reality—while dealing with Mame’s uptight nephew, Elliot Ross.
Adrian Quinn trusts no one. Four years in prison will do that to a man. Especially if he’s innocent. Somebody owes Adrian the truth, not to mention a fortune in lost income. So he tracks down his late partner–a spoiled society wife who walked away with all the money.
From quiet Regency chapels to the dusty streets of the wild, wild West, from dastardly saloon keepers to dashing lords, this collection of love stories captures the spirit of romance in all its glory.