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Publication Order of Mrs. Claus Books

Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Claus and the Evil Elves (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Claus and the Trouble with Turkeys (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Claus and the Luckless Leprechaun (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Man Trap (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cecilia and the Stranger (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mom For A Week (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heaven Sent Husband (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Millie and the Fugitive (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Groom Forgets (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prim And Improper (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hijacked Bride (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby for Hire (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cowboy's Heart (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sex and the Single Cowpoke (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outlaw's Bride (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Love Police (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble In Paradise (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deputy's Bride (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cash-Strapped Cutie (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Husband Material (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cowboy Scrooge (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
When I Think Of You (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charmed, I'm Sure (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blissful, Texas (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Bedrooms In Chelsea (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
How I Stole Her Husband (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistletoe and Holly (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pink Ghetto (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fabulous Fathers Books

Father Goose (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters From Home (By: Toni Collins) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebel Dad (By: Kristin Morgan) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Accidental Dad (By: Anne Peters) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncle Daddy (By: Kasey Michaels) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dad Galahad (By: Suzanne Carey) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Man's Vow (By: Diana K. Whitney) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Instant Father (By: Lucy Gordon) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pixie Dust (By: Carla Cassidy) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad About Maggie (By: Pepper Adams) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caleb's Son (By: Laurie Paige) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father in the Middle (By: Phyllis Halldorson) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Brood (By: Arlene James) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birds and the Bees (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Father's Promise (By: Helen R. Myers) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracle Dad (By: Toni Collins) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daniel's Daddy (By: Stella Bagwell) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Father Betrayed (By: Val Whisenand) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father by Marriage (By: Suzanne Carey) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Women in Joe Sullivan's Life (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father in the Making (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy Lessons (By: Stella Bagwell) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Daddy List (By: Myrna Mackenzie) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dad Next Door (By: Kasey Michaels) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy on Board (By: Terry Essig) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Father's Vow (By: Elizabeth August) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Most Wanted Dad (By: Arlene James) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twice a Father (By: Moyra Tarling) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Welcome Home, Daddy! (By: Kristin Morgan) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover Daddy (By: Lindsay Longford) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Most Eligible Dad (By: Karen Rose Smith) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desperately Seeking Daddy (By: Arlene James) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merry Christmas, Daddy (By: Susan Meier) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad For The Dad (By: Terry Essig) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery Man / Canton's Protection (By: Diana Palmer) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy By Decision (By: Lindsay Longford) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Baby, Your Son (By: Anne Peters) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wanted (By: Laurie Paige) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wife Without A Past (By: Elizabeth Harbison) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Are You My Daddy? (By: Leanna Wilson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Father For Always (By: Sandra Steffen) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Billionaire's Baby Chase (By: Valerie Parv) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falling for a Father of Four (By: Arlene James) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Man's Promise (By: Diana K. Whitney) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy, The Baby and the Bride-To-Be (By: Cara Colter) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rugged Ranchin' Dad (By: Kia Cochrane) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Dad to the Rescue (By: Jodi O'Donnell) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Time, Forever (By: Cara Colter) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Loop Books

Getting It Right (By: Carla Cassidy) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Getting Away with It: Jojo (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Trueblood, Texas Books

Someone's Baby (By: Dani Sinclair) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy Wants a Baby (By: Jo Leigh) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Father's Vow (By: Tina Leonard) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy Wanted (By: Kate Hoffmann) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy's Secret Son (By: Gayle Wilson) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rancher's Bride (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dylan's Destiny (By: Kimberly Raye) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot on His Trail (By: Karen Hughes) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Man in Texas (By: Kelsey Roberts) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sheriff Gets His Lady (By: Dani Sinclair) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truly, Madly, Deeply (By: Vicki Lewis Thompson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Move You Make (By: Tori Carrington) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hero for Hire (By: Jill Shalvis) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Protector (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lover Under Cover (By: Charlotte Douglas) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Greatest Texas Love Stories of All Time Books

Satan's Angel (By: Kristin James) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Girl's Best Friend (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious Pretender (By: Stella Bagwell) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Like Father, Like Son (By: Elizabeth August) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Vision (By: Sheryl Lynn) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Kind of Man (By: Barbara McCauley) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mike's Baby (By: Mary Lynn Baxter) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty as Sin (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail Order Brood (By: Arlene James) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Baby, Your Child (By: Nikki Benjamin) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father In The Middle (By: Phyllis Halldorson) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Texas Touch (By: Kate Thomas) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Long Lost Husband (By: Joleen Daniels) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy was a Cowboy (By: Jodi O'Donnell) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walk Away Joe / Cowboy Takes a Lady (By: Cindy Gerard) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desperate (By: Kay David) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child of Her Heart (By: Arlene James) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Guardian's Bride (By: Laurie Paige) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Kisses For A Dollar (By: Laurie Paige) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hide in Plain Sight (By: Sara Orwig) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Loner and the Lady (By: Eileen Wilks) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bedded Bliss (By: Heather McAllister) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Willful Marriage (By: Peggy Moreland) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outlaw and the City Slicker (By: Debbi Rawlins) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call Me (By: Alison Kent) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Millie and the Fugitive (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Kind of Hero (By: Sandy Steen) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Ticket To Texas (By: Jan Hudson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hannah's Hunks (By: Bonnie Tucker) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Ties (By: Joanna Wayne) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lawman (By: Laurie Grant) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Familiar Heart (By: Caroline Burnes) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unforgettable Bride (By: Annette Broadrick) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
His-And-Hers Family (By: Bonnie K. Winn) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storming Paradise (By: Mary McBride) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Brothers and a Bride (By: Elizabeth Harbison) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love, Honor And A Pregnant Bride (By: Karen Rose Smith) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Happened In Texas (By: Darlene Graham) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lone Wolf's Lady (By: Beverly Barton) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Mother for Jeffrey (By: Trisha Alexander) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Halloween Cupcake Murder(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Liz Ireland is a young adult romance, cozy mystery, historical romance, and general romance novelist.

The author grew up in Martins Mill, a little town in East Texas and as a child, all she ever thought about was the rabbits that she used to raise at the back of the house.
She never thought much of reading until Mrs. Sides, her third-grade teacher read a book about animals named “The Yearling” in class and she was hooked.

Ireland then went to San Antonio for high school. After graduating from high school, she got her BFA in theater from Southern Methodist University in 1987.

During her final year in college, she was the winner of a playwriting award which made it possible for her to follow her dream as she ran away to New York City.
In New York, she found employment working as a substitute teacher in publishing and in bookstores. Since she had always loved writing, she used to spend her weekends and nights scribbling away.
She had begun writing while she was a student in college where she used to compose plays after she took a playwriting course. After college, she soon realized that getting a play produced was such a long shot that she pivoted to writing prose.
But it would take about five years before she published “Man Trap” her debut in 1993.

Throughout the 1990s, Liz Ireland penned and published many Western and contemporary historical romances for Harlequin and Silhouette.

In 2001, Kensington Books published “Husband Material,” which was her first long contemporary fiction novel. In the meantime, she decided that she was done with New York and left to go live in Austin, Texas.
Similar to most authors who start writing romance under Harlequin, she began penning short romance works which are very popular with many in the genre.

She began in 1995 with “Cecilia and the Stranger” before she decided to write Western romances. Later on, she added paranormal and contemporary romances to her repertoire.
Ireland would eventually get married to Joe, a man that worked as a software engineer even as she continued to write.

After living for many years in Austin Texas, the family moved to Oregon where they now make their home in a beautiful house full of geriatric pets.

As for her influences, Liz Ireland has said that there are too many to count. Her biggest influence has to be Anne Tyler whose books she began reading when she was in her teens.
She has said that she also owes much of her success to authors such as Anne Lamott, Hallie Ephron, and Lawrence Block that have written some excellent guides on the art of writing.
When she is not writing her novels, she loves reading particularly crime fiction even though she does not have a favorite subgenre.

She usually flits from detective fiction, contemporary police procedural, and golden age sleuths and follows a range of cozy and historical fiction series in addition to psychological suspense.
He has a love for early twentieth-century and Victorian novels even though she also enjoys biographies and history.

When she is not reading, she loves listening to early popular and old jazz music from the 1970s. She also spends a lot of time watching old movies on TV.

Liz Ireland’s novel “Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings” is an interesting novel of the “Mrs. Claus” series of novels.

April Claus is about to spend her first and maybe last Christmas in Santaland if she cannot find the villain with a Christmas wish that involves murder.

Love is something that always comes with all manner of surprises. However, few compare to coming to the realization that you are going to get married to the real-life Santa Claus.
April Claus is deeply in love with Nick her husband but she is finding that living in the North Pole with him is not all candy canes and sugarplums.

Things get even worse when Giblet Hollyberry a cantankerous elf gets bitten by a black widow that had been hiding in his stocking. The bad thing is that he had been arguing in public with Nick only a few days earlier.
Christmas Town has never been known as a hotbed of crime unless you count the few mishaps involving eggnog. Still, April does not agree with the official verdict of accidental death and set out to investigate.
The future of Christmas is now on the line and she can only hope her name will not be on the naughty list which could be very dangerous.

Liz Ireland’s “Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide” is another interesting novel in this series.

For April Claus, every day feels like Christmas since she is married to the real Santa. But then the North Pole is visited by a very different kind of Holiday that brings along with it murder.

For the first time in history, Christmastown is celebrating Halloween, a strange new tradition. However, not everyone is ready to watch their little town get overrun by costume parties and carved pumpkins.
Santaland is hit by several scary happenings with each more intense as compared to the last. April soon comes to the realization that participating in the festivities could cost her life and even that of her friends and family.
But April is not the only one that has been targeted as Tiny Sparkletoe the outspoken elf is found dead outside his cottage sprawled out on the snow. He seems to have been crushed by a monstrous foot judging by the footprint around the body.
Mayhem has been coming down on the town like reindeer and April has to stop the killer before he kills again.

“Mrs. Claus and the Evil Elves” by Liz Ireland continues to follow April Claus, who is about to get an early gift in her second year in Santaland.

Claire her dear friend has come to visit and she is hoping that she can show off Santaland her adopted country at its glittering and cozy best. But soon the annual ice sculpture contest is knocked off the rails by drone deer with a death wish.
This is just the beginning of several no-fun events of the festive season. Drone-deer are the product of Blinky Brigthlow an inventor elf.

They are not too popular as compared to the ordinary hoof and flesh kind that have recently gone on strike. Since they do not have any reindeer to help them exercise Nick thinks they could get too leggy when Christmas comes around.
In the meantime, Blinky has recently gone missing and the lead suspect is Juniper his girlfriend between conniving elves and rogue reindeer the whole palace seems to be going insane.

Sprinkle in some murder and April finds herself fighting not only to exonerate Juniper but also to save her own life.

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