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Delores Fossen Books In Order

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Publication Order of Appaloosa Pass Ranch Books

Lone Wolf Lawman (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking Aim at the Sheriff (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble with a Badge (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marshal's Justice (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six-Gun Showdown (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Laying Down the Law (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Blue River Ranch Books

Always a Lawman (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gunfire on the Ranch (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lawman from Her Past (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roughshod Justice (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Coldwater Texas Books

Lone Star Christmas (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Texas Sunrise (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Summer Sunset (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Coldwater Christmas (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Midnight (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas at Dusk (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cowboy For Every Mood Books

Kade (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gage (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Five-Alarm Babies Books

Undercover Daddy (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stork Alert / Whose Baby? (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Clue (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Newborn Conspiracy (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horseman's Son (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Last Ride, Texas Books

Spring at Saddle Run (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas at Colts Creek (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer at Stallion Ridge (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Chance at Silver Springs (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mornings at River's End Ranch (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breaking Rules at Nightfall Ranch (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Texas Kind of Cowboy (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempted at Thoroughbred Lake (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twilight at Wild Springs (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch Books

Grayson (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dade (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nate (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kade (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gage (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mason (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Josh (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sawyer (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Landon (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holden (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drury (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucas (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Law in Lubbock County Books

Sheriff in the Saddle (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maverick Justice (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lawman to the Core (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spurred to Justice (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lawmen of McCall Canyong Books

Cowboy Above the Law (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finger on the Trigger (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lawman with a Cause (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Cowboy's Protection (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lone Star Ridge Books

Tangled Up in Texas (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chasing Trouble in Texas (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Nights in Texas (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Night in Texas (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Summer in Texas (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whatever Happens in Texas (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempting in Texas (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corralled in Texas (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Longview Ridge Ranch Books

Safety Breach (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Threat to His Family (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Settling an Old Score (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Brand of Justice (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Marshals of Maverick County Books

The Marshal's Hostage (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Night Standoff (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outlaw Lawman (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renegade Guardian (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice is Coming (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wanted (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The McCord Brothers Books

What Happens on the Ranch / Cowboy Trouble (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas on My Mind (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Nights (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Underneath It All (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blame It on the Cowboy (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Men on a Mission Books

Marching Orders (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mercy Ridge Lawmen Books

Her Child to Protect (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Safeguarding the Surrogate (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Targeting the Deputy (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pursued by the Sheriff (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mustang Ridge Books

Christmas Rescue at Mustang Ridge (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Standoff at Mustang Ridge (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Saddle Up Books

Saddled (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Courting the Outlaw (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shivers Books

Valley of Nightmares (By: Jane Godman) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His to Possess (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Headmaster (By: Tiffany Reisz) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Silver Creek Lawmen: Second Generation Books

Targeted in Silver Creek (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maverick Detective Dad (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Seen in Silver Creek (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marked for Revenge (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Silver Star Of Texas Books

Trace Evidence In Tarrant County / For Justice and Love (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice for a Ranger (By: Rita Herron) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Silver Star Of Texas: Cantara Hills Investigation Books

Beneath The Badge (By: Rita Herron) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Questioning the Heiress (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Silver Star Of Texas: Comanche Creek Books

Classified Cowboy (By: Mallory Kane) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shotgun Sheriff (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rawhide Ranger (By: Rita Herron) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sweetwater Ranch Books

Maverick Sheriff (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Behind the Badge (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rustling Up Trouble (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kidnapping in Kendall County (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Deputy / The Deputy's Redemption (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reining in Justice (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surrendering to the Sheriff (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Lawman's Justice (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Maternity Hostages / Labor and Delivery Books

The Baby's Guardian (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daddy Devastating (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mommy Mystery (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savior in the Saddle (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Stallion (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Texas Lawman's Last Stand (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Paternity Books

Security Blanket (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Branded by the Sheriff (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Expecting Trouble (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Delivery (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Guardian (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wrangler's Creek Books

Lone Star Cowboy (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Those Texas Nights (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Good Cowboy (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Branded as Trouble (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Getting Over a Cowboy (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Like a Cowboy (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Dreaming (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas-Sized Trouble (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Blues (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Rodeo (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Heartbreaker (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Blues (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Unbridled (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Child (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man Worth Remembering (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confiscated Conception (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Veiled Intentions (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa Assignment (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peekaboo Baby (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Surrogate (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unexpected Father (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cradle Files (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Covert Conception (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wrangled (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Ringers (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Near Dead (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unexpected Gift (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Daddy Corps Books

GI Cowboy (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby Bootcamp (By: Mallory Kane) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Brigade (By: Elle James) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Major Nanny (By: Paula Graves) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Camouflage Cowboy (By: Jan Hambright) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby Battalion (By: Cassie Miles) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kenner County Crime Unit Books

Secrets in Four Corners (By: Debra Webb) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Profile Durango (By: Carla Cassidy) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
She's Positive (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collecting Evidence (By: Rita Herron) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowed in with the Boss (By: Jessica Andersen) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Criminally Handsome (By: Cassie Miles) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Top Secret Babies Books

The Bodyguard's Baby (By: Debra Webb) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saving His Son (By: Rita Herron) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undercover Baby (By: Adrianne Lee) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret She Keeps (By: Cassie Miles) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heir to Secret Memories (By: Mallory Kane) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claiming His Family (By: Ann Voss Peterson) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undercover Babies (By: Alice Sharpe) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mommy Under Cover (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not-So-Secret Baby (By: Jo Leigh) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Coming Home for Christmas(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home on the Ranch(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Eve Cowboy(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Delores Fossen has written over fifty romance novels (even a few historical westerns and romances involving paranormal elements), articles and short stories that have made their way into national magazines, and has made USA Today’s bestselling list. Fossen’s books have sold millions worldwide; she has won the Romantic Times Reviewers’s Choice and Bookseller’s Best awards. Fossen was also a finalist for a Rita, a very prestigious award. She is the author of many series: the “Five Alarm Babies” series, “Sweetwater Pass” series, “Texas Paternity” miniseries, and “The Marshals of Maverick County” series, as well as many more.

The “Five-Alarm Babies” series focuses on different people taking center stage in each book, typically two people who do not know each other at the beginning, and originally set out to get something back (usually get their kid back) from the other main character. They change their minds once they meet the other character and fully see that person’s situation. What brings them together is their mutual love of a kid that the two people have in common.

“Undercover Daddy” is the first book in her “Five-Alarm Babies” series, a series Harlequin Intrigue. This book focuses on Elaina McLemore and Luke Buchanan. A federal agent named Luke Buchanan is after the people responsible for taking his son away and illegally giving him up for adoption. He finally tracks down the woman (her name is Elaina McLemore) who has been raising his son (Christopher). He wants nothing more than to make her pay, but when he comes upon her, he finds that he is not the only one who wants a piece of her. Once he meets her, he sees the fear in her eyes, and his plans to get revenge on her go by the wayside. Instead, he decides to protect her (and his child) from any harm that should come her way. He also has more than just protecting her and the child that they both love on his mind. He quickly develops strong feelings for Elaina.

This book has gotten praise for being suspenseful, for being a great read, and for Fossen’s ability to entertain the reader. Other readers like this novel for its ability to keep the readers guessing, and for keeping the reader’s undivided attention. This is a page turner, these fans assert. This book has drawn criticism for having too much swearing, too much action for a book series involving babies. Some fans feel like some of the dialogue could have used a little more work. The characters, some felt could have benefited from some more work as well, some felt that they were kind of cardboard like- without much depth to them.

“Stork Alert” is the second book in her “Five-Alarm Babies” series. This book focuses on Kelly Manning and Nick Lattimer. She finds out that her kid might have been involved in a baby swap, and deals with the problem right upfront. Nick Lattimer stands in her way; he is rich, attractive, and powerful. Nick has the ability to lay a claim to both babies; both the one she has been raising and the son that she has never even met but is biologically hers. There is someone who wants to kill both kids, and it is up to Kelly to keep them safe. She needs the help of a man that she should not trust. but one of the few people who loves the children as much as she does.

The book has been praised for having an excellent story, the book features an unpredictable story, and for the readers being able to finish one and start the next book right away. Readers will be interested in the story for the entire book. This book has been criticized for being too short, not including any returning characters (or even a mention of them in other books), and for not being as intense as some of Fossen’s other books that she has written. Some readers found this book to be dismal, featuring one dimensional characters, and yet another book that features the line “It was not just about the sex” which made some readers insulted in the romance genre. It made them think that all romance novels and stories were all the same and there was not much deviation from any of the authors on this.

No word on whether or not there will be an adaptation of any kind for this series.

“Maverick Sheriff” is the first book of the “Sweetwater Ranch” series. This book features Sheriff Cooper McKinnon. When he saves a little boy’s life, it opens old wounds for Cooper. It takes Cooper back to two years ago when his own son died. It is still a loss that haunts him. He wants to adopt the child, but his adoptive mother, Jessa Wells, does not want that to happen. She is willing to do almost anything to keep her son. He shares the child’s rare blood type, and Jessa agrees to allow the man to help her son. She grows fond of Cooper, and knows that working with him is her best bet to keep her son alive.

When Delores was a child, she used to collect hair strands, various kinds of fibers, and fingerprints of the people who would visit her home. Her ability to put evidence together was good enough that when her chocolate Easter bunny got one of its ears nibbled, she was able to figure out that it was her sister who did it. Of course it helped that her sister had chocolate on her breath. At one point, she thought she wanted to become an FBI agent, but soon found that she would rather use her imagination to come up with her own FBI agents and let people read about them. She has four kids with an Air Force colonel, she has lived in different parts of the United States and in England. Besides writing, she has also spent time as a special education teacher, a rehab counselor, and she was also a captain in the Air Force. Now, she writes and is a stay-at-home mom, two jobs she says she enjoys more than any other. Fossen is always writing and putting books out, it is amazing she has time for anything else. She continues to collect fingerprints, fibers, and hairs when she cleans up her house.

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3 Responses to “Delores Fossen”

  1. Sarah Wiley: 2 years ago

    Is the Last Ride, Texas series a spin off of another series?
    Thank you

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      As far as I can see, it is its own series.

  2. Leigh Hoover: 6 years ago



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