Shirleen Davies

Biography

Shirleen Davies writes romance—historical, contemporary, and romantic suspense. She grew up in Southern California, attended Oregon State University, and has degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Maryland. During the day she provides consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses. But her real passion is writing emotionally charged stories of flawed people who find redemption through love and acceptance. She now lives with her husband in a beautiful town in northern Arizona.

Shirleen began her new series, MacLarens of Fire Mountain, with Tougher than the Rest, the story of the oldest brother, Niall MacLaren. Other books in the series include, Faster than the Rest, Harder than the Rest, Stronger than the Rest, and Deadlier than the Rest. Book six, Wilder than the Rest, is due for release in early summer, 2014. Her contemporary romance series, MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary, opened with book one, Second Summer. Book two, Hard Landing, released in April 2014, and Book three, One More day, is scheduled to release in midsummer, 2014.

Shirleen loves to hear from her readers.

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Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I did extensive research on traditional versus Indie. This research drew me to become an Indie author. The decision points for me were control of rights, ability to work with professionals of my choice, Indie income versus what traditionals pay mid-list authors, and ability to promote when, where, and how I want. The fact is, I couldn't find any benefit to going traditional. Someday, I may try hybrid, but again, maybe not.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I've used Smashwords since publishing my first book. Mark and his staff have always been great at answering questions and supporting Indie authors. I have no released 40 books and all are available through Smashwords.
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Tougher than the Rest, Book One of the MacLarens of Fire Mountain
“A passionate, fast-paced story set in the untamed western frontier by an exciting new voice in historical romance.” Niall MacLaren, widower and single father, is the undisputed leader of the family. Katherine’s life is perfect until an accident throws her into the arms of the one man who can destroy it all. Niall discovers he will have to harden his heart and be tougher than he’s ever been.

Series

Redemption Mountain
Redemption's Edge
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Wildfire Creek
Price: $2.99 USD.
Sunrise Ridge
Price: $3.99 USD.
Dixie Moon
Price: $3.99 USD.
Survivor Pass
Price: $3.99 USD.
Promise Trail
Price: $3.99 USD.
Burnt River Contemporary Western Romance
Welcome to Burnt River, a new series of Contemporary Western Romance stories set in the fictional town of Burnt River, Montana. Brought to you by Shirleen Davies, Peggy L Henderson, Kay P. Dawson, Amelia Adams, and Kate Cambridge.
Thorn's Journey
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Del's Choice
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Boone's Surrender
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Macklins of Burnt River
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MacLarens of Boundary Mountain
A captivating historical western romance series set in the burgeoning and treacherous old west. The MacLarens of Boundary Mountain present a family devoted to family and building a better life in the rugged frontier. If you’re a reader who wants to discover an entire family of characters you can fall in love with, this is the series for you. Go along for the ride in these gripping stories that seize your attention from the very first page.
Colin's Quest
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Brodie's Gamble
Price: $3.99 USD.
Quinn's Honor
Price: $3.99 USD.
Sam's Legacy
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Heather's Choice
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Nate's Destiny
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Books

Rogue Rapids
Series: Redemption Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,180. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
A painful betrayal and a past he chooses to forget. The dream of love and a future she desperately desires.
Solitude Gorge
Series: Redemption Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,540. Language: American English. Published: May 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Bringing her to the ranch was a very bad idea. Now all he wants is to convince her to stay. Blaine’s Wager, Book Seven, MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance Series
Macklins of Burnt River
Series: Burnt River Contemporary Western Romance. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 131,970. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
The Macklins of Burnt River Contemporary Western Romance Series Three Book Boxed Set Thorn’s Journey, Book One He left everything behind for a new life. Will coming home, and the hope of a second chance, be his ultimate journey? Del’s Choice, Book Two Doesn’t first love deserve a second chance? Boone’s Surrender, Book Three Can a second chance at love recuse two people from their tragic past?
Nate's Destiny
Series: MacLarens of Boundary Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,730. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
A broken man struggling for a future. A wounded woman who can’t walk away.
Forsaken Falls
Series: Redemption Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,160. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
The war between the North and South is over. Unfortunately, there are some who refuse to let the fighting end.
Boone's Surrender
Series: Burnt River Contemporary Western Romance. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,730. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Can a second chance at love rescue two people from their tragic past?
Heather's Choice
Series: MacLarens of Boundary Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,370. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Western
She rides and shoots as well as any man… …and she’ll make sure every one of them knows it.
Del's Choice
Series: Burnt River Contemporary Western Romance. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,500. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Delaware “Del” Macklin has made a lot of choices in his life. The one choice that mattered most was taken from him when the girl he’d fallen for left Burnt River, creating a hole in his life and his heart. Amy Peterson is back in Burnt River after years away. Encountering Del Macklin, the boy she fell for in school, could either be an answer to her prayers or a distraction she can’t afford.
Courage Canyon
Series: Redemption Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,080. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Western
Dirk Masters has traveled hundreds of miles to put his past behind him. His new life is predictable and peaceful until a feisty young woman creates chaos in his orderly existence. Rosemary Thayer has overcome more than one obstacle to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse. After a rough start, everyone has accepted her—except the rude and arrogant foreman who enjoys making her life miserable.
Quinn's Honor
Series: MacLarens of Boundary Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,090. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Ranching is his life and in his blood ...the only passion he can’t live without. Until the unwavering love of one woman threatens his beliefs …and changes his heart.
Thorn's Journey
Series: Burnt River Contemporary Western Romance. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,360. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
He left everything behind for a new life. Will coming home, and the hope of a second chance, be his ultimate journey?
Sam's Legacy
Series: MacLarens of Boundary Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,770. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
A strong man with a hidden past. A beautiful woman with a shattered heart. Is their love strong enough to conquer it all?
Deep River
Series: Redemption Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,650. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Beauregard Davis, ex-Confederate Captain and bounty hunter, is a lawman with a purpose and a dream—do his job to the best of his abilities, and build a life with the woman he loves. Caroline Iverson has a dream she won’t deny. She expects to experience adventure. Instead, Caro finds unanticipated love. She never imagines the difficult decision to leave him behind would come back to haunt her.
Promise Trail
Series: Redemption Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,920. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Bull Mason built a life far away from his service in the Union Army. He’s achieved his dreams—loyal friends, work he enjoys, a home of his own, and a promise from the woman he loves to become his wife. Lydia Rinehart’s life has changed. For the first time since her parents’ death, she feels cherished and safe. In an instant their dreams are crushed. And promises broken can rarely be reclaimed.
Brodie's Gamble
Series: MacLarens of Boundary Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,380. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Brodie MacLaren has a dream—to bring the guilty to justice and protect those who are innocent. Guilty means guilty, even when it includes a beautiful woman who sets his body on edge. Maggie King lives a nightmare—trying to survive each day and recapture the life stolen from her. Thoughts of escape consume her, even as feelings for the handsome, unyielding lawman grow.
Survivor Pass
Series: Redemption Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,100. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Cash Coulter settled into a life far removed from his days of fighting for the South and crossing the country as a bounty hunter. But his whole world shifts when his gaze lands on the most captivating woman he’s ever seen. But nothing is as it seems… Alison McGrath moved from her home in Kentucky to the rugged mountains of Montana for one reason—to find the man who murdered her brother.
Colin's Quest
Series: MacLarens of Boundary Mountain. Price: Free! Words: 78,670. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
Colin MacLaren never expected to find love on the wagon train west. He also never expected her to be the daughter of his family’s age-old enemy. Forced apart for five years, Sarah never forgot Colin—nor did she give up on his promise to come for her. Unfortunately, her father has other plans. Nothing can stop Colin from finding Sarah. But, reuniting is only the beginning…
Dixie Moon
Series: Redemption Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,720. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Gabe Evans has strong convictions. The last thing he wants is another commitment—especially of the female variety. Until he meets Lena Campanel... Lena’s past is one she intends to keep hidden, even from a perfect man like Gabe. But secrets never stay buried… For Gabe, deception and lies of omission aren’t negotiable. Will he be able to forgive, or is the damage too great to ever repair?
Sunrise Ridge
Series: Redemption Mountain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,890. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Noah Brandt is quiet and hardworking. His biggest challenge is controlling his strong desire for a woman he believes is beyond his reach. Abigail Tolbert is tired of being under her father’s thumb while at the same time, being pushed away by the one man she desires. As Noah battles his past as well as threats to Abby, she fights for a future with the only man she will ever love.
Wildfire Creek
Series: Redemption Mountain. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,950. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Luke Pelletier craves adventure, wanting nothing more than to work the ranch, charm the ladies, and live a life of carefree bachelorhood. Ginny Sorensen yearns for an independent life, accepting her responsibility as the sole provider for herself and her younger sister. A man will do nothing except complicate her flawless plan and mess with her dreams. They’re perfect for each other.
Redemption's Edge
Series: Redemption Mountain, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 101,270. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Dax Pelletier is ready for a new life. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with confronting the tough truths of leadership—until her meets Rachel, the woman who’s captured his heart. Rachel Davenport possesses skills earned as a nurse in field hospitals during the Civil War—skills she’ll use to build a new life. Now, her feelings for one man threaten to change everything.
Deadlier than the Rest
Series: MacLarens of Fire Mountain, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,090. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Connor MacLaren is close to what he seeks, his missing sister, Meggie, when he encounters the most intriguing woman he’s ever met. Grace hides behind secrets and half-truths, even as her heart pulls her towards the ruggedly handsome Connor. Will his search lead him to his sister while unlocking the secrets held tight within Grace, the woman who has captured his heart?
Harder than the Rest,, Book Three of the MacLarens of Fire Mountain
Series: MacLarens of Fire Mountain, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,190. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Will MacLaren is a hardened, plain-speaking bounty hunter. His life centers on finding men guilty of horrendous crimes and making sure justice is done. There is no place in his world for the carefree attitude he carried years before when a tragic event destroyed his dreams. Amanda is determined and proud. The last thing either needs is to feel passion for the other.
Faster than the Rest, Book Two, MacLarens of Fire Mountain
Series: MacLarens of Fire Mountain, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,810. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Handsome, ruthless, young U.S. Marshal Jamie MacLaren had lost everything—his parents, his family connections, and his childhood sweetheart—but now he’s back in Fire Mountain and ready for another chance. Just as he successfully reconnects with his family and starts to rebuild his life, he gets the unexpected and unwanted assignment of rescuing the woman who broke his heart.
Hard Landing
Series: MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,990. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
Trey MacLaren is a confident, poised Navy pilot, and in love with fellow pilot, Jesse Evans. Their lives are filled with fast flying, friends, and the demands of military careers. Life is perfect until the day Trey receives a letter that could change their lives forever. Now each must make a choice. Will their independent decisions collide, forcing them to give up on a life together?
Second Summer
Series: MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,220. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Following a divorce, Heath MacLaren spends his nights with women who are beautiful, yet unable to provide what he seeks. His friendship with Annie sustains him. It’s been two years since Annie’s husband died. She cherishes the friendship she’s found with Heath, until he drops a bombshell that changes everything. Do they settle for what they have—or fight for it all?
Stronger Than The Rest
Series: MacLarens of Fire Mountain, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,480. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Drew MacLaren is focused and strong. His career as an attorney is about to give way to his ranching roots when a bullet changes everything. Tess’s love for Drew is unconditional, if only he could see it that way. Does Drew have the courage to overcome tragedy and claim Tess, the woman he loves, while battling the danger that threaten them both?
Wilder Than The Rest
Series: MacLarens of Fire Mountain, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,350. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Pierce MacLaren is always ready to tackle a job—until he finds out his new job involves Mollie Jamison. Mollie has chosen a life of danger and intrigue. She will make something of herself, and no one, not even arrogant Pierce, will stand in her way. A secret mission brings them together—the payoff for success is high. Can they find a way to overcome their misgivings and work together as one?
Tougher Than The Rest
Series: MacLarens of Fire Mountain, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,810. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.14 from 7 reviews)
“A passionate, fast-paced story set in the untamed western frontier by an exciting new voice in historical romance.” Niall MacLaren, widower and single father, is the undisputed leader of the family. Katherine’s life is perfect until an accident throws her into the arms of the one man who can destroy it all. Niall discovers he will have to harden his heart and be tougher than he’s ever been.

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