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Western Historical Romance

Debra’s first book, A Desperate Journey, is a western historical romance her agent sold to Samhain Publishing in 2007 in a traditional contract that had a $100 advance. The book came out in ebook in 2008 and in print in 2009.

After the seven-year contract was up, rights reverted to Debra. She then self-published the book through her new press, Belo Dia Publishing Inc. with a new cover and new ISBN number.

A Desperate Journey – 

Available in: print and ebook 
Where to BuyAmazon.com 
Blurb: 

1867, Along the Old Chisholm Trail 

The west may be wild, but it’s no match for the fiery intensity of a mother’s love. 

After draining the last of their money, Sally Wheeler’s no-good husband snatched their son and bolted for Texas. Vowing to stop at nothing to get her boy back, she hits the trails to track him down. But she can’t do it alone. Sally partners up with two men to better her chances of surviving the perils of the prairie. 

Her friend, an old mule skinner with a salty disposition and warm heart.

A handsome maverick driven by a vendetta all his own. 

Together, the trio sets out to right the wrongs of the past, while keeping Sally’s darling daughter safe. Yet when Rob Truman—the maverick hellbent on claiming revenge—discovers he and Sally are hunting the same man, he’s torn between his desire to settle a score and his growing passion for her. 

Despite their feelings, budding love will have to wait. Flying bullets. Harsh weather. Life threatening illnesses. Malicious outlaws. First, the crew must learn to trust one another if they hold any hope of making it to Texas alive. 

From author Debra Parmley comes a gripping historical romance packed with the same unmatchable courage that won the Wild West!

Dangerous Ties was written to be a follow-up western to A Desperate Journey, for a western anthology Samhain was putting out. When they turned it down, as Debra’s new editor wanted her to turn the story into erotic romance, Debra then offered Dangerous Ties to Desert Breeze Publishing and they chose it. Dangerous Ties was a 2013 RONE award finalist. Another seven years would go by before Debra received rights back and republished the story through Belo Dia Publsihing Inc. with a new cover and a new ISBN number.

Dangerous Ties – 

Available in: print, ebook, and audiobook!
Where to BuyAmazon.com 
Blurb: 

1860, Nevada 

Betrayed. Tortured. Left for dead. 

Lillian Hayes didn’t know her fiancé was a charlatan… until he disappeared with the gold belonging to all the townsfolk. Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of her troubles. 

Her cousin, Carl, is deeply indebted to Kingston, a saloon owner and known criminal, and points him in Lillian’s direction to save his own hide. Branded and strung up over a mineshaft, Lillian is tortured for answers she doesn’t have. 

Salvation comes in the form of a handsome horse wrangler moving his herd to town. After cutting Lillian free and carefully tending to her wounds, Nick Brace teaches her to shoot in hopes she can protect herself in the future. 

But neither are ready to part ways quite yet… 

Drawn to Nick with a magnetic attraction, Lillian accompanies him on his horse-trading deal. There, she is shocked to discover the meeting is with the same man who viciously attacked her. When the deal goes bad, can Lillian save Nick from Kingston’s violent agenda?

Along the dusty trails of the old west, Author Debra Parmley delivers nonstop action mixed seamlessly with compelling romance! 

When Debra had re-published her first two western historical romances, she was finally able to write a third western to tie the two together in Deadly Adversaries.

Deadly Adversaries – 

Available in: print and ebook 
Where to BuyAmazon.com 

Blurb:

1881, East Texas 

Alone. Targeted. Deceived. 

Carolyn Truman’s father was killed in the dead of night, their scheming neighbor, Mr. Holland, then claiming he won their family farm in a card game. The only way Carolyn will be able to keep her beloved home is by agreeing to marry the despicable Holland.

Out of options, Carolyn sends a letter to her brother, Matt, begging for his help. 

But Matt won’t be riding in alone. By his side is fellow Texas Ranger Jake Brace, who is willing to join the fight to prevent Carolyn from becoming the ultimate ante to a poker game wrong. Yet one look at Carolyn, and Jake is ready to offer her his heart. 

Their budding feelings for each other are temporarily trampled into the dusty trail when Carolyn is kidnapped by Holland and his men. Now, Jake and Matt are on the hunt to bring her home. Holland has yet to learn the two determined and deadly Rangers are bringing the full fury of Texas with them… but he will. 

Debra Parmley delivers a knockout conclusion to her historical romance series set in the gritty Old West with Deadly Adversaries! 

After Debra had rights to her first two westerns back, she was able to publish the third western which ties them together. Then she released her first box set of the three. Desperate, Dangerous and Deadly: a Western Collection.

Desperate, Dangerous and Deadly: A Western Collection

A Mail Order Bride story:

Debra was thrilled to be invited to write a book in the American Mail-Order Bride Series, as long as she could write the Ohio book! Born and raised in Ohio, she set Isabella, Bride of Ohio in Yellow Springs, just fifteen minutes from her parent’s house, and named the heroine Isabella, in honor of her paternal grandmother Isabella, whose parents were both from Sweden. With co-writer Robert Arrow, Debra wrote this mail order bride story with action and adventure that she felt her grandmother would have enjoyed.

Isabella Bride of Ohio is book 17 in the 50-book American Mail-Order Bride series. However, it can be read as a stand-alone book as well.

Available in: print and ebook
Where to Buy: Amazon.com
Synopsis: Isabella, newly arrived in America from Sweden, first loses her parents and then her job at the factory after it burns down. Nothing in American seems to last but she hopes her mail-order bride marriage to the handsome and wealthy Donald Jenks will. But as her grandmother always said, trouble comes in threes and there is danger standing between her and her happy ever after with her true love.

Tom, a Pinkerton agent, is on the case of disappearing women is traveling on the same train as Isabella when she is selected as the next victim. Will he save her in time for her to marry Donald? And will she have the happy ever after she has dreamed of?