Patricia McLinn


Patricia is the author of 25 published novels, past president of international writers group Novelists, Inc., and instigator of, where published authors sell e-books directly to readers.

Her books -- cited by reviewers for vivid characterization – have topped best-seller lists and won awards. She has spoken about writing from Honolulu to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institute.

Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and -- for 20-plus years -- an editor at the Washington Post. Now writing full-time, Patricia lives in Northern Kentucky.

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The Surprise Princess
Series: The Wedding. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,120. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A Princess? No Way Katie Davis is a perfectly ordinary young woman living a perfectly ordinary life in small-town Wisconsin … isn’t she? The most interesting thing about her is that she works for the men’s basketball office at Ashton University. So these people coming around saying she could be the long-missing granddaughter of the King of Bariavak have to be wrong … don’t they?
Left Hanging
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,670. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A Rodeo Producer, Dead in the Bull Pen. Accident or Murder? Elizabeth, until recently a top-flight national TV journalist, is regaining her footing after a dizzying demotion to tiny Sherman, Wyoming. But her equilibrium faces a major challenge. The apparently accidental death of a rodeo producer preparing for Sherman’s annual Fourth of July Rodeo catches the attention of Elizabeth.
Sign Off
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,670. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Divorce a husband, lose a career …grapple with a murder. TV journalist Elizabeth “E. M.” Danniher will tell you she committed two sins — she didn’t stay young, and she made an enemy of a powerful news executive — her ex. She used to break national news. Now her top story as the “Helping Out!” reporter at dinky KWMT-TV in Sherman,Wyoming is getting a refund for a defective toaster.
Innamorarsi In Wyoming
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,780. Language: Italian. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Quando il fuoco distrugge la terra del Wyoming, il garofanino è una delle prime piante a crescere di nuovo, illuminando l’area distrutta con suoi fiori vivaci. L’avvocato di una piccola cittadina Taylor Anne Larsen affronta la stessa sfida quando si trova ad avere a che fare con il cuore indurito dalla sofferenza e l’anima miscredente del mandriano di un ranch Carl Ruskoff.
Jack's Heart
Series: Wyoming Wildflowers. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,890. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Valerie is pregnant, lost, alone, and stuck in a snow storm with contractions coming fast and hard…when her white knight arrives. Jack Ralston’s job is to handle anything that needs handling, including a baby who’s decided to enter the world right now. Jack can handle anything. Except this energetic woman and her kid who gets under his guard demanding the one thing he can't handle–love.
The Christmas Princess
Series: The Wedding. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,090. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The coming Christmas season isn’t looking great for April Gareaux. Then comes an extraordinary offer – spend the holidays in Washington, D.C., with King Jozef of Bariavak as his possible long-lost granddaughter. Even more extraordinary is the man behind the offer and the one who will be beside her through the coming weeks, Hunter Pierce.
Shoot First
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,750. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Shoot First . . . Death hits close to home for Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher – or, rather, close to Hovel, as she’s dubbed her decrepit rental house in rustic Sherman, Wyoming. Her elderly neighbor has killed a man apparently after her Western artifacts. As a former top-flight national TV reporter, Elizabeth knows self-defense can satisfy the legal system, yet leave her neighbor in danger.
Flores silvestres de Wyoming: El principio
Series: Flores Silvestres de Wyoming, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,790. Language: Spanish. Published: June 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Una mirada, un amor apasionado… y luego se separan… ¿para siempre? Antes de la serie más vendida y premiada Flores silvestres de Wyoming, hubo otra historia de amor, una que creó los cimientos para todas las otras que ocurrieron después.
Coleccíon de Trilogía Flores silvestres de Wyoming
Series: Flores Silvestres de Wyoming. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 221,520. Language: Spanish. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Si disfrutan leer sobre mujeres fuertes y hombres que las aman, les encantará la aclamada trilogía Flores silvestres de Wyoming – ahora disponible como una colección en caja. Trilogía Flores silvestres de Wyoming Libro 1 – Casi una novia (Castilleja) Libro 2 – Pareja hecha en Wyoming (Epilobio) Libro 3 – Mi corazón recuerda (Verbena amarilla)
Mi Corázon Recuerda
Series: Flores Silvestres de Wyoming, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,240. Language: Spanish. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
“De primera categoría” – Romantic Times Flores silvestres de Wyoming – Libro 3 – Verbena amarilla “Patricia McLinn no desperdicia ni una sola palabra en esta tercera historia de la serie Flores silvestres de Wyoming… MI CORAZÓN RECUERDA no tiene partes insignificantes; es una historia de emoción y sensualidad que también presenta lazos familiares fuertes”. Carol Carter, Romance Reviews Today
Pareja Hecha en Wyoming
Series: Flores Silvestres de Wyoming, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,170. Language: Spanish. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Armada con la misma gracia y determinación como la flor silvestre de epilobio, Taylor también tiene aliados: una amiga casamentera, el invierno de Wyoming, una intensa atracción mutua, y un cachorrito adoptado que logra traspasar las defensas de Cal.
Casi Una Novia
Series: Flores Silvestres de Wyoming, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,630. Language: Spanish. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Dave Currick era todo lo que Matty Brennan había querido durante tanto tiempo como podía recordar. Hasta que rompió su corazón hace seis años atrás. Ahora ella ha regresado a Wyoming para siempre, y lo que quiere más que nada es salvar el rancho de su familia. Incluso si eso significa tragarse el orgullo y pedirle a Dave que se case con ella.
Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning
Series: Wyoming Wildflowers, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,760. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Before the bestselling and award-winning Wyoming Wildflowers series, there was another love story, one that laid the foundation for all those that came after. Ed Currick’s and Donna Roberts’ worlds couldn’t have been any more different – a rancher from Wyoming and an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a momentary encounter sparks desire . . . and more
To Love A Cowboy (A Western Historical Duet)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 173,360. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Drama, humor and – especially - romance in the Old West … times two! Two complete western historical romance novels from USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn at a special price! “Funny, winsome and brimming with passion” – Judith Arnold "Wow!... a romance that sizzles!...Powerful love story... Excellent!"--Rendezvous
A Place Called Home Trilogy Boxed Set
Series: A Place Called Home. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 207,600. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Far Hills Ranch has been the Suslands’ beloved Wyoming home for more than a century. But with it has come the legend of a family curse. Now, according to the legend, the current Suslands are the last with a chance to lift the curse...whether they believe in it or not. To fulfill the legend’s demands, the cousins must risk their hearts, all for the sake of A Place Called Home.
Hidden In A Heartbeat (A Place Called Home, Book 3)
Series: A Place Called Home, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,470. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Rebecca Dahlgren comes to Far Hills Ranch hoping for answers to her unknown heritage. But from the first moment, she finds foreman Luke Chandler hard to miss. The sexy cowboy with the sleepy eyes that aren't interested in sleeping means just the sort of trouble her patrician grandmother has always warned about.
At The Heart's Command
Series: A Place Called Home, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,900. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Col. John Griffin is a good, honorable soldier, determined to protect Ellyn Sinclair. Once, he’d rejected Ellyn’s advances, because he could not give her the life she deserved. Instead, Grif stood up as best man when Ellyn married his friend. Now Ellyn is a widow. And no matter what it costs him, Grif will do his duty–help Ellyn and her children, ignoring that he never stopped wanting her.
Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1)
Series: Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 205,000. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
“In Book 1 Bodie stole my heart, in Book 2 Cully took my breath away, and in Book 3 I fell in love with Dax.” – 5 Star review THE BARDVILLE, WYOMING TRILOGY Three strangers arrive in Bardville, Wyoming. They’re never the same … And neither are the people of Bardville.
Courting A Cowboy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,790. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
A young lady seeking a peculiar kind of husband. A ranch full of cowhands who have long adored her from a distance. A foreman who’s got his hands full … and his heart on the line … Secrets tumble, problems multiply, and the OS outfit is turned on its head wondering if Sophie will wed a cowboy?
The Wedding Series Boxed Set (3 Books In 1)
Series: The Wedding. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 204,440. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
You are cordially invited ... to join the celebration as college friends embark on the greatest education of all–falling in love. The Wedding Series Book 1-Prelude to a Wedding Book 2-Wedding Party Book 3 - Grady's Wedding
Wyoming Wildflowers Boxed Set (3 Books In 1)
Series: Wyoming Wildflowers. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 207,660. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Book 1–Almost a Bride Matty will do anything to save her ranch, even ask the man who broke her heart to marry her. Book 2–Match Made in Wyoming From behind a wall around his past, Cal knows Taylor is all he can't have. He'll use every weapon to keep her out. Book 3–My Heart Remembers Lisa gave up much for safety. But a NYC detective threatens it with a vow to solve all her mysteries.
Grady's Wedding (The Wedding Series Book 3)
Series: The Wedding, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,540. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After watching his friends walk down the aisle and start families, Grady finds flipping through his little black book and ordering in boring and lonely. Yet the woman who intrigues him keeps him at arm's length. Leslie feels the full effect of handsome, intelligent, successful Grady's attraction and his loneliness. But if he discovers the truth, will he hurt her so deeply she’ll never recover?
Wedding Party (The Wedding Series Book 2)
Series: The Wedding, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,010. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Michael is proud to be his friend’s best man–if only Tris weren’t a bridesmaid. He’s wanted her longer than he cares to remember, but to her he's a college pal. So maybe this wedding will get her out of his system for good. This wedding party has Tris' heart full of memories of college, including Michael. But now that they're grown up, how things have changed if only she can convince him.
Not A Family Man
Series: The Wedding. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,620. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
To ranch foreman Tucker Gates, the only good ranch owner was an absentee one. That's how it'd been for 10 years. Then came Jenny Peters and her two spoiled kids. Jenny wasn't going to let Tucker scare her away from the life she wanted to build. No matter that he could be as hard as the mountains or that she found comfort from his rough strength. But what next, because Tucker was no family man.
My Heart Remembers
Series: Wyoming Wildflowers, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,960. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lisa Currick was once as bright and open as the sunny Bur Marigold wildflower of her native Wyoming. That’s how New York City Detective Shane Garrison has remembered her since she figured in his first investigation eight years ago. But when he arrives in her hometown determined to resolve the final element of that case, he discovers the girl he's remembered has become a very different woman.
Match Made in Wyoming (Wyoming Wildflowers Book 2)
Series: Wyoming Wildflowers, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,570. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When fire ravages Wyoming, fireweed bravely brightens blighted land. Small-town lawyer Taylor Anne Larsen faces the challenge of doing the same for the pain-ravaged heart and disbelieving soul of rancher Cal Ruskoff. Taylor has allies–a matchmaking friend, winter weather, high-octane attraction, a rescued puppy who slips past Cal's defenses
Almost a Bride (Wyoming Wildflowers Book 1)
Series: Wyoming Wildflowers, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Award-winning western romance trilogy Wyoming Wildflowers Dave Currick was all Matty wanted, right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she’s returned to Wyoming, what she wants is to save her family ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her. Doing what’s best for Matty is second nature for Dave. Even when it means marrying her in name only.
Lost and Found Groom (A Place Called Home, Book 1)
Series: A Place Called Home, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,230. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“Chasing a story, hardheaded journalist Kendra Jenner is caught in a vicious hurricane...and unexpectedly in the arms of a stranger who speaks no English. Fear leads to passion leads to their making a baby. Three years later, "Paulo" arrives at her Wyoming home, speaking perfect English, and with a new name. He announces he's come for his son. . .and for her." From review by Karen Templeton
The Rancher Meets His Match (Bardville Trilogy Book 3)
Series: Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,950. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Single father Dax Randall would do anything for teenage son Will. Even becoming a role model at dating. But how can the commitment-shy rancher prove to Will that girls were OK when he has little to do with them himself? Enter the perfect stranger–Hannah Chalmers,visiting Wyoming for two weeks. But Dax discovers Hannah's a danger to his lonely heart.
A Stranger to Love (Bardville Trilogy Book 2)
Series: Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,470. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jessa Tarrant once pushed away Cully Grainger, then pushed aside regrets. She had good reason to keep the law-and-order type at arm’s length. But Cully returned to Bardville, Wyoming, and this time he isn’t alone. When his troubled, teenage nephew shoplifts in Jessa’s store, she and Cully lock horns over how to deal with the boy–and each other.
A Stranger in the Family (Bardville Trilogy Book 1)
Series: Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,440. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"In book 1, Bodie stole my heart, in book 2. Cully took my breath away and in book 3, I fell in love with Dax." 5* review A Stranger in the Family: Bk 1, Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy A sexy stranger arrives unexpectedly at her Wyoming ranch, threatening the one thing Cambria protects more fiercely than her heart-her family. Bodie's search for his unknown son leads him to someone he never expected.
A New World
Series: Wyoming Wildflowers. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,510. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
All her life Eleanor Thatcher's known dreamers like Cahill McCrea–and their dangers. But since Cahill's Irish ballads bring much-needed customers to her waterfront restaurant, she'll simply appreciate him without falling for his charm. Cahill knows the life he wants and now he’s found the woman he wants to share it with, if he can only persuade his headstrong Eleanor. . .before time runs out.
Widow Woman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,270. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Rachel Terhune is like no widow woman Nick Dusaq has seen. He could keep riding, but her Wyoming ranch suits his plans. For now. The enigmatic cowboy bothers Rachel, for his mysteries and for the heat he stirs in her. The ranch needs him; she can't. Until disaster allows the passion they've held off to ignite and flame... and threaten to destroy them.
Falling For Her
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,290. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Meet Josh Kincannon, high school principal, single father of three, and thus, he thinks ruefully, celibate into the foreseeable future. After working with Vanessa Irish on a project for tiny Drago, Illinois, Josh believes he knows her. Then he catches sight of her wild, vibrant robe, and it makes him curious --then a lot more than curious. And that celibacy claim is about to crumble.
The Games
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,900. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Medals can be won, careers can be made, hearts can be lost for 3 remarkable women during the Winter Olympics. Tessa Rutledge, once an Olympic champion figure skater, encounters her first love–the man who broke her heart. Alpine skier Kyle Armstrong has made a mistake that could cost her far more than Olympic gold. Biathlete Rikki Lodge must decide whether to risk everything. Let the Games begin!
Series: The Wedding. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,090. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
RITA Finalist. Carolyn Trent's path to English professor perfection is hijacked by being named academic adviser to the men's basketball team. The hijacker is Coach C.J. Draper--infuriating, irreverent and sexy. C.J. is not about to let Carolyn derail him. If he rattles her ivory tower, it's for the fun of seeing the woman beneath her marble-cool exterior...isn't
Rodeo Nights
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,220. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ten years ago, Kalli Evans left her rodeo star husband Walker Riley, unable to bear her fear for him. Now, they're reunited for a Wyoming summer to save their beloved mentor's rodeo. A decade apart hasn't dimmed Kalli's bone-deep passion for Walker. But how can she stay? Walker can face a charging bull, but can he survive if Kalli leaves again?
Prelude to a Wedding (The Wedding Series Book 1)
Series: The Wedding, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 68,390. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Charming Paul Monroe had the Peter Pan thing down pat. As an antique toy appraiser, even his work involved play. Which was fine, except that Bette Wharton's job was to keep his Chicago business running smoothly ... and all that charm was aimed at her. "Wonderful emotional turmoil and growth...I cheered them on all the way" -- Rendezvous

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Smashwords book reviews by Patricia McLinn

  • Freshman Murders on April 13, 2011

    A mystery that adds up Don’t let the math scare you. Yes, the sleuth is a Mathematics professor, who leads a team of some of the best young minds in mathematics. And, yes, there are math jokes and even one young character signing the names of famous mathematicians. In fact the insight into that world and mindset adds greatly to The Freshman Murders. From palindromes to linguistics to astrology to higher mathematics, the clues challenge the reader. They’re considerably less challenging for genius professor, consultant and sleuth Josh Rosemont, although he and his cohorts still must try to jump from what the clues mean to what they might predict, as they struggle to bring down a corporate villain in a court case and to stop a murderer of freshman girls on their college campus. The threads of these two cases and their investigations intertwine and loop and tangle. Like a set of Russian nesting dolls with layer after layer after layer of puzzles – what more could a mystery lover want? Unless it’s an intriguing case of characters, led by Josh, his ex-cop-now-anthropology-professor wife Carmela and the international protégés they collect.