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Barbara McCauley Books In Order

Publication Order of Hearts of Stone Books

Texas Heat (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Temptation (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Pride (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Secrets! Books

Blackhawk's Sweet Revenge (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Baby Santos (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killian's Passion (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Callan's Proposition (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gabriel's Honor (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reese's Wild Wager (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sinclair's Surprise Baby (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taming Blackhawk (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Blackhawk's Bed (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Blackhawk Bride (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Pruitt's Private Life (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackhawk Legacy (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackhawk's Betrayal (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackhawk's Bond (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackhawk's Affair (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Woman Tamer (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man from Cougar Pass (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Kind of Man (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whitehorn's Woman (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man Like Cade (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Bride (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nanny and the Reluctant Rancher (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Courtship in Granite Ridge (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Small Mercies (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Barbara McCauley is a bestselling writer of romance and romantic suspense novels hailing from The United States. She has written more than 35 romance books for the Harlequin publication since 1991. Most of the novels written by McCauley have featured in the bestselling list of various literary journals. Her best-known works include the novel Blackhawk’s Sweet Revenge, which is the first one to feature in the widely popular series called Secrets. The works of McCauley have been nominated for the Best Short COntempary by RWA in the RITA contest for as many as 8 times. She has even received a number of ‘Top Picks’ from the Romantic Times magazine. The other awards won by McCauley include a couple of Career Achievement Awards and several other prominent awards for her dynamic characters.

Each of the novels penned by McCauley has appeared on the bestseller lists of Walden Romance. Author McCauley was born as Barbara Joel in Southern California, United States. She was the youngest child among five siblings. At a very young age, McCauley discovered the peaceful satisfaction of reading good books and daydreaming. Currently, she is happily married and is the proud mother of two beautiful children. She loves to spend quality time with her loving husband and children, as well as other family members and close friends. Sometimes, she likes to take up gardening as well in order to make the best use of her time away from the computer. McCauley also has a particular interest in cooking, however, whenever she is trying to meet a deadline from her publishers, she tends to get used to takeouts and quick recipes.

McCauley continues to be an avid reader even today and considers reading a great inspiration behind her romance stories. When McCauley attempted to write the first manuscript of her career, she used a typewriter as she didn’t have a computer at that time. McCauley says that she had not even heard about the internet at that time. It was in 1991 that author McCauley entered the world of writing with the book called Woman Tamer. Since then, she has penned many Silhouette Desires in her writing career. In addition to dividing her time between her family and her writing schedule, McCauley manages to take out some time for serving as RWA’s Orange County Chapter’s co-president. McCauley continues to write compelling, emotional romance stories. The prestigious awards won by her include KISS and Affaire de Coeur awards. McCauley takes great pride in achieving the status of a USA Today bestselling writer and hopes to maintain that status for many more years to come.

A highly renowned series of romance novels written by author Barbara McCauley is known as the Secrets! series. This series consists of a total of 15 books published between 1999 and 2007. Every book in this series features a different set of two main characters, who indulge in a romantic relationship and undergo several ups and downs as the series progresses further. Some of the essential characters depicted by McCauley in the series include Lucan Blackhawk, Julianna Hadley, Nick Santos, Maggie Smith, Killian Shaughnessy, Cara Sinclair, Callan Sinclair, Abigail Thomas, Melanie Hart, Gabriel Sinclair, Reese Sinclair, Sydney Taylor, Raina Sarbanes, Lucian Sinclair, Evan Carter, Marcy Pruitt, Dillon Blackhawk, Rebecca Blake, Kiera Blackhawk, Sam Prescott, D.J. Bradshaw, Alaina Blackhawk, Alexis Blackhawk, Jordan Grant, and several others.

McCauley has set the stories primarily in Texas. The debut book of the series is entitled ‘Blackhawk’s Sweet Revenge’. It was released in 1999 by the Silhouette Desire publication. The story begins by showing that Lucas Blackhawk returns to his hometown to take revenge from Mason Hadley, father of Julianna Hadley. Mason had stolen the ranch of Lucas’ father and had framed him in a crime he had not committed. Lucas’ father died in prison, which hurt Lucas badly. Lately, Mason has been borrowing money from Lucas’ company by putting all his assets as collateral and not knowing about Lucas. When Mason is not left with any more assets and is not in the situation of repaying, Lucas arrives to take everything from him.

Julianna has never made any boyfriends or girlfriends because of her shyness and the ruthlessness of her father. She had developed feelings for Lucas when they both were teenagers and always wished for his return. But, Lucas thought that just like Mason, she hated him too for his half-Indian ethnicity. When Julianna learns that Mason has signed off the house of her grandparents to Lucas as collateral, she approaches him and begs for the house. Lucas decides to make Julianna his wife and asks for marriage. She becomes very happy to have him as her life partner. However, Lucas didn’t have any feelings or emotions for Julianna. For him, the marriage was just another way of making Mason suffer. In his attempt to take control, Lucas could not see the Julianna suffering. So, he develops a soft corner for her in his heart. The latter part of the story shows how they end up together after overcoming various obstacles in their path of love.

The next installment of the series is called ‘Secret Baby Santos’. It was also released by Silhouette Desire in 1999. The central characters of this novel include Maggie Smith and Nick Santos. The story starts by introducing Nick Santos as a handsome and charming man. Maggie Smith is shown as a shy girl, who always fantasized about Nick. When she gets the opportunity to take Nick Santos as her first lover, Maggie takes it with both hands. She also loses her virginity to Nick. He sees her as an ultimate seductress, but doesn’t remain with her for long. Unknown to Nick, Maggie becomes pregnant and eventually gives birth to a son. A few years later, they come across each other again and decide to reunite. Maggie becomes very happy to get Nick back in her life again. She tries not to reveal the secret of their son, but Nick becomes aware of it later. He seems mesmerized by the beautiful Maggie Smith, captivated by her passion, and charmed by her beautiful son. Maggie was worried that Nick might leave her again if he learned that her son was the result of their passionate night of romance. But, he accepts both Maggie and her son with all his heart and goes on to live happily with them.

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