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Publication Order of Bachelor Pact Books

Marry Me, Maddie (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleepless in Savannah (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Me Lucy (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Badge Of Courage Books

The Secret She Kept (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Body in the Wall (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Badge Of Honor Mysteries Books

Mysterious Abduction (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Left to Die (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Protective Order (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Suspicious Circumstances (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Badge Of Justice Books

Redemption at Hawk's Landing (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Safe at Hawk's Landing (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hideaway at Hawk's Landing (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostage at Hawk's Landing (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brides & Grooms Books

Here Comes the Bride (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Goes the Groom (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bucking Bronc Lodge Books

Certified Cowboy (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy in the Extreme (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy to the Max (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Cop (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Native Cowboy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ultimate Cowboy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cold Case Books

Cold Case at Camden Crossing (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Case at Carlton's Canyon (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Case at Cobra Creek (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Case in Cherokee Crossing (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Demonborn Books

Insatiable Desire / Heartless (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Hunger / Mindless (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forbidden Passion / Soulless (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Detective Ellie Reeves Books

The Silent Dolls (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildflower Graves (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burning Girls (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frozen Souls (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stolen Angels (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Bones (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl in the River (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Widow Lake (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Falcon Ridge Books

The Man from Falcon Ridge (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Falcon Ridge (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Force of the Falcon (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graveyard Falls Books

All the Beautiful Brides (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Pretty Faces (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Dead Girls (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Guardian Angel Investigations Books

Silent Night Sanctuary (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Secret Christmas Baby (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unbreakable Bond (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Guardian Angel Investigations: Lost & Found Books

The Missing Twin (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Stolen Son (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hartwell Hope Chests Books

Have Baby, Need Beau (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have Husband, Need Honeymoon (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have Gown, Need Groom (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have Bouquet, Need Boyfriend (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have Cowboy, Need Cupid (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Heroes Of Horseshoe Creek Books

Lock, Stock and McCullen (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
McCullen's Secret Son (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roping Ray McCullen (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warrior Son (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Missing McCullen (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last McCullen (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Keepers Books

Pretty Little Killers (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Little Girls (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little White Lies (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Little Darlings (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Manhunt Books

Safe in His Arms (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Safe by His Side (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Safe with Him (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nighthawk Island Books

Silent Surrender (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memories of Megan (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cradle Mission (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undercover Avenger (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Disclosures (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysterious Circumstances (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vows of Vengeance (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look-Alike (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Up in Flames (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under His Skin (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Flesh (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Seven Nights Books

Bed of Roses (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Night to Kill (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Slaughter Creek Books

Before She Dies (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dying to Tell (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Dying Breath (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worth Dying For (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dying for Love (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Colorado Confidential Books

A Warrior's Mission (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cheyenne Wife (By: Judith Stacy) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cowboys Royale Books

Brandishing a Crown (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seized by the Sheik (By: Ann Voss Peterson) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ransom for a Prince (By: Lisa Childs) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Order of the Prince (By: Carla Cassidy) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sovereign Sheriff (By: Cassie Miles) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Sheep Sheik (By: Dana Marton) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Diamonds & Daddies Books

Platinum Cowboy (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desert Ice Daddy (By: Dana Marton) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby Bling (By: Elle James) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Priceless Newborn Prince (By: Ann Voss Peterson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Her Protector Books

Send Me a Hero (1998)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 (By: Delores Fossen) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collecting Evidence (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 Lights Out Books

Royal Lockdown (By: Rebecca York) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Safe Before Dawn (By: Linda Castillo) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Baby Before Dawn (By: Linda Castillo) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anything for His Son (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meet Me at Midnight (By: Jessica Andersen) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Memory Away... Books

Forgotten Lullaby (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mossy Creek Books

Mossy Creek (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reunion at Mossy Creek (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer in Mossy Creek (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blessings of Mossy Creek (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Day in Mossy Creek (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Home in Mossy Creek (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gone But Not Forgotten: Novella (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Critters of Mossy Creek (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homecoming in Mossy Creek (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Closer Than They Appear: Novella (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas in Mossy Creek (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Seeing Double Books

Peek-A-Boo Protector (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Covert Cootchie-Cootchie-Coo (By: Ann Voss Peterson) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Silver Star Of Texas Books

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

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

Beneath The Badge (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Questioning the Heiress (By: Delores Fossen) (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 (By: Delores Fossen) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rawhide Ranger (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stormwatch Books

Frozen Ground (By: Debra Webb) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Freeze (By: Vicki Hinze) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wind Chill (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Ice (By: Regan Black) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Brides (By: Peggy Webb) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Blind (By: Cindy Gerard) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Trading Places Books

The Rancher Wore Suits (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doctor Wore Boots (By: Debra Webb) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Welcome To Matrimony Books

Going to the Chapel (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Child's Play (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thief of Hearts (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Husband Hunting 101 (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror, Mirror (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Eyewitness (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Covers (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Breath Away (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Kiss Goodbye (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In a Heartbeat (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Say You Love Me (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Say a Word (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His-And-Hers Twins (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Single and Searching (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Edge (With: Tess Gerritsen) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Hank/Redbird (With: Diana Palmer) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Surviving Summers with Kids: Funfilled Activities for All (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take Charge Now! (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Safe Haven Books

The Message (By: Stella Cameron) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Measure of Deceit (By: Caroline Burnes) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come Gentle the Dawn (By: Lindsay McKenna) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Line (By: Rebecca York) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Currents (By: Caroline Burnes) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reluctant Bride (By: Barbara Bretton) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hired Hand (By: Elizabeth Bevarly) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Heat (By: Patricia Rosemoor) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Prince (By: Muriel Jensen) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempting Faith (By: Susan Mallery) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Haven in His Arms (By: Phyllis Halldorson) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Odd Man Out (By: B.J. Daniels) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Lies (By: Ingrid Weaver) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Midnight Hour (By: Alicia Scott) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caitlin's Guardian Angel (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Friend's Wife (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Badlands Bride (By: Cheryl St. John) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Suitable Bodyguard / The Bodyguard (By: Kathryn Shay) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marrying Kind (By: Beverly Bird) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Only Child (By: Carolyn McSparren) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renegade's Redemption (By: Lindsay Longford) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunset Promises (By: Carla Cassidy) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amnesiac Bride (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Sender (By: Merline Lovelace) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clay Yeager's Redemption (By: Justine Davis) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeping Annie Safe (By: Beverly Barton) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Private Bodyguard (By: Gayle Wilson) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inadmissible Passion (By: Ann Voss Peterson) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Good Man (By: Julie Miller) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets and Lies (By: Maggie Shayne) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memories of Megan (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touch Me In The Dark (By: Patricia Rosemoor) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Walk Down the Aisle Books

The Husband Campaign (By: Barbara McMahon) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arabian Mistress (By: Lynne Graham) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have Baby, Need Beau (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undercover Baby (By: Adrianne Lee) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trading Places (By: Ruth Jean Dale) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Witness, Her Child (By: Ann Voss Peterson) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Top Secret Babies Books

The Bodyguard's Baby (By: Debra Webb) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saving His Son (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 (By: Delores Fossen) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not-So-Secret Baby (By: Jo Leigh) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Trading Places Books

The Rancher Wore Suits (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doctor Wore Boots (By: Debra Webb) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Angel for the Billionaire (By: Liz Fielding) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Desert Dream (By: Liz Fielding) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Epiphany(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ten Brides for Ten Heroes Cookbook(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Always the budding writer from a very early age, the American author Rita Herron was a keen scribe, something which carried through with her to adulthood working as a writer of suspense and mystery novels. Knowing how to keep the reader hooked right until the very end, she clearly has a strong gift for engaging and tension building narratives, along with characters that her audience find themselves relating to extremely easily. Reaching the top of various best-seller lists on numerous occasion, this is a method that’s definitely working for her, as her global audience builds worldwide at a fast and rapid rate.
Early and Personal Life
It was at the young age of just eight when she first fell in love with the written word, as she read her first Trixie Belden mystery novel and was immediately hooked. Wanting to follow in this tradition of mystery novelists herself, she quickly developed her passion, never once believing that she could make a serious living out of it, instead just doing it for the love of writing. It was then at twelve she finally completed her first novel in its rawest form and, working in a number of other positions throughout the years, she would continually come back to her love of writing, never quite able to shake her primary passion.
Getting a number of jobs in the following years, she fell into teaching at a kindergarten with her teaching degree, something which she took with her as she continued to develop her talents. For some time she would work in the classroom, as she took her voice and crafted and molded it in the years to come, something which would work well for her. After some time she finally put the classroom behind her, as she decided to become the novelist that she’d always wanted to be instead, going on to sell her first books.
Witnessing the creativity of children and how they worked and played during her time in school really allowed her to explore all the possibilities of storytelling. Opening it up as an art-form for her, she was able to immerse herself completely in the practice, as she soon started to write children’s stories based on the what she had seen around her. It was then that she’d continue this interest, going back to her primary passion, as she started to revisit her own childhood love of mysteries and suspense.
Performing some of her stories to the children, she was able to refine and hone her craft at its primary stages, something which would help her in the years to come. Now living in Georgia as a native of Milledgeville, she continues to write to this very day, as she carries on this love of story-telling, sharing her gift with a world-wide audience this time. As more books are planned on the horizon, it appears this is going to continue for some time yet, as her career grows from strength-to-strength into the foreseeable future.
Writing Career
She has sold over fifty books to date and counting, many of them being suspense and romance novels, with a number of them also being tinged with mystery. Following her own schedule now, whilst keeping up family requirements being both a mother and a grandmother, it is around this time-frame that she finds her creativity is at its peak. Whether it’s gritty and dark thrillers, or suspense filled romance novels, she is constantly on the look-out for new and exciting ideas which can inspire her next story.
Respected by both her peers and contemporaries, she has critical success as well as commercial success, as her name has been nominated for various awards on a number of occasions. Achieving global success as well, there’s clearly an audience for her work that will continue to grow as time goes on and her books carry on being released. There’s plenty more books set to be released in the near future, many of which are franchises that maintain a keen following, something that isn’t stopping anytime soon.
Marry Me, Maddie
First published in 2001 on the first of August through the Love Spell publishing house, this is an early entry from Rita Herron, as it shows her talents burgeoning as a writer. Setting a certain style and tone for what was to follow in her writing career to be, she quickly amassed a following of loyal readers with this standalone feature. Creating a rich and vibrant tone, it carries through with a light-hearted pace and easy to follow narrative, that many among her audience clearly find engaging.
Whilst this book is a bright and breezy read, it clearly displays Rita Herron in her element as an author, allowing the readers a quick route into her work. Showing the relationship between a bad-boy bachelor and his romance with a southern independent woman, it charts well-worn territory, but with fresh eyes. Giving the readers what they want, it charts all the sparks and romance that comes from the relationship, as the chemistry builds between them. Can he settle down? What will become of them both? Will he say marry me, Maddie?
Worth Dying For
Initially published on the 22nd of April, 2014, through the Montlake Romance publishing label, it was to be the third part in the ongoing Slaughter Creek franchise. Set in Tennessee, this series has its own distinct style and tone which she has cultivated over the run of the books, creating a much beloved set of novels. With its ambiance as well, this particular entry enables the reader to dive right in as, whilst it may have a loyal following already, it is not entirely inaccessible either.
Set within the thriller mold, it sees Special Agent Liz Lucas returning from leave after dealing with the trauma of her previous case, only to be assigned to a case with the ‘Dissector’. Not only that, but she’s been placed under the lead of Special Agent Rafe Hood who’s taking charge of the investigation, someone who used to be her lover. So, despite being caught up in-between the chemistry she feels for her boss and trying to catch a killer, she must also get over the events of her past assignment. Will she be able to catch the killer? Can she keep her feelings in check? What will she find that’s worth dying for?

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One Response to “Rita Herron”

  1. Patty Bennett: 6 years ago

    After reading your first two books about Harrison Hawk and Lucas Hawk, will you be writing about Dexter and Brayden Hawk


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