About The Author

Sharon Ihle

Sharon Ihle is the bestselling author of more than a dozen historical romances set in the American West. A lifelong Californian, Sharon recently moved from the sunny beaches of San Diego to the frozen plains of North Dakota. Hard to believe, but it's true.

The Proud Ones Series

The Bride Wore Feathers

Dominique DuBois is a golden beauty, and niece to General George Custer, the stalwart enemy of the Indian nations. How could she be fiercely attracted to a shy and handsome Private in her uncle's charge?
 
But Jacob is more than a lowly private in Custer's Army. On behalf of his adopted people, the Sioux, he's on a dangerous mission to ensure the General's demise. The Sioux warrior he's fought to become mustn't be betrayed by his white-man's heart longing for one last tender kiss, for one more smoldering embrace with Custer's golden niece.
 
REVIEWS:
"A stirring love story destined to intrigue Indian romance fans. Ms. Ihle presents a different, often sympathetic portrait of the embittered General, his family, and the reasons that drove the Sioux to rebellion. This is a beautiful story of a forbidden love that survives prejudice and war." ~Kathe Robin, Romantic Times

The Half-Breed Bride

Torn between two worlds, Sunny Callahan is the daughter of a mixed marriage. She's vowed to avenge her Indian mother's senseless death.
 
Her search leads her to Cole Fremont, a strong-willed white-man with a seductive smile that's both tender and tempting.
 
But Cole has a vow of his own: to never forget—or forgive—the brutal Indian attack on his own kin.
 
How Sunny, the bewitching Quechan beauty, was turning his hatred to desire, Cole couldn't tell. But it was a forbidden love that could never be...
 
REVIEWS:
"A beautifully written story with many twists and turns." Kathe Robin, Romantic times

The Wild Women Series

Untamed

Josie Baum is as a laundress at Lola's Pleasure Palace not a nursemaid. But when a Cheyenne warrior whisks her off to care for his friend, Daniel McCord, she must quickly learn.
 
Suddenly alone in a remote mountain cabin, Josie is tasked with the household chores plus catering to Daniel's every whim. After years of cooking and cleaning for her fifteen step-brothers and father, Josie isn’t about to spend the rest of her days serving the pompous Daniel McCord... even if he does quicken her pulse every time he nears.
 
Half-white and half-Cheyenne, Daniel McCord is a proud man on the mend with only one desire—to right the wrongs done to his people. He isn’t ready for the new hunger Josie’s glowing fair-skin stirs within him or her resistance to his charms. Growing more determined to melt the heart of this willful, wild beauty, Daniel will use every skill of seduction to make Josie his.
 
REVIEWS:
"...a truly delightful tale!" ~Romantic Times

Wildcat

While searching for her sister, Ann Marie Cannary discovers a crude mining town, a run-down cabin, and a fiercely independent creature known as Calamity Jane.
 
No sooner does Annie step through the door than she's swept into a brawl and thrust into the arms of the most heartstopping man she’s ever seen—Lucky Luke McCanles, notorious gunman and gambler.
 
To Luke, Annie looks as sweet as sugar candy. Betting against all the odds, he decides to play a gentleman’s hand to win her. Then he wakes up to find himself in Annie’s bed—married to her.
 
Now Annie will prove that a man can run, and man can hide, but he can't escape when he’s lost his heart to a... WILDCAT.
 
REVIEWS:
"A tender love story... passionate and strong-willed." ~Rendezvous

Wild Rose

Born beneath a wandering star, spirited Maxine McKain spent her girlhood roaming the mining towns of the California gold country.
 
Then her freedom abruptly ends when she's lost in a bet at a San Francisco gambling saloon—to seductive Dane del Cordobez.
 
From the moment Dane saw Maxine, he was enchanted. Vowing to civilize his wild western rose, the amorous aristocrat pursues the elusive beauty from the breathtaking splendor of the Sierra Madres to the magnificent elegance of a San Diego rancho.
 
But what will take to take Dane and Maxine beyond danger, beyond desire, and beyond wildest dreams is submission to their fiery love.
 
AWARDS:
5 Gold Stars ~ Heartland Critiques
 
REVIEWS:
"Sexy, sensuous, titillating, humorous, and compelling ... delightfully refreshing dialogue makes this book a charmer. 5 Gold Stars!" ~ Heartland Critiques

Wild Hearts

Priscilla Stillbottom, a respectable rancher’s daughter, dreamed of performing on the stage.
 
But she never expected that fleeing an unwanted husband would make that dream come true.
 
Or that she'd end up a star saloon singer in a rough-and-ready Colorado mining town.
 
And she certainly never imagined Payton Cobb, the devilishly handsome saloon owner, whom she must outwit to hide not only her past, but a newly sparked hunger too.
 
Payton Cobb knows most folks who come to Central City are running from something, even the elusive "Miss Prissy", whose fiery innocence he can't seem to outrun—or resist!
 
REVIEWS:
"...a real work of art... wonderful characters... vivid, entertaining scenes... a keeper for sure!" ~Gloria Miller, Literary Times

The Law and Disorder Series

To Love a Scoundrel

She lives for danger. A beautiful Pinkerton agent, Jewel Flannery disguises her identity to hunt down outlaws. And she always gets her man.
 
He lives for passion. A magnetically handsome riverboat gambler, Bret Conners can have any woman he wants. Except the one "jewel" he desires most of all.
 
When Bret spies the secret fire burning behind Jewel's disguise, both he and Jewel are searching for robbers. But what they find is a treasure more precious than gold, more savage and reckless than their stolen kiss, and it poses the greatest danger of all.
 
AWARDS:
Best Historical Romantic Suspense, Nominee ~Romantic Times

The Outlaw was no Lady

Rayna Sebastiani is tired of living on the run and on the wrong side of the law. A beautiful gypsy, Rayna is well-versed in con games. She has a trained pig, too.
 
Luther 'Gant' Gantry is a former outlaw, part owner of a floating circus, and has a villainous family tracking him down.
 
Luther is none too fond of Rayna or her pig. If one doesn't bring trouble, the other certainly will. But he recognizes a kindred spirit in the dark-eyed gypsy, and an all-consuming passion that's proving harder to deny.

A Lawman for Maggie

Maggie Thorne and her daughter Holly have been waiting for Holly's father who left seven years ago with the promise to return.
 
Hopefully this year will be different, with the help of Texas Ranger, Matt Weston.
 
It didn't take Matt long to find his quarry and nail the man for the scoundrel he is. But Rafe is the man Maggie wants, no matter how desperately Matt would like to claim the honey-haired beauty for his own.
 
While Matt strives to turn the deadbeat father into something decent, Maggie faces a new dilemma: explaining to the man working so hard to make her 'almost' husband presentable that she has fallen impossibly in love with him—and only him.
 
REVIEWS:
"...just the right dose of humor and steam... a western romance packed full of flavor!" ~Amy Wilson, Literary Times

The Law and Miss Penny

When he awoke by the side of the road, with a throbbing head and a lovely woman bending over him, he couldn’t even remember his own name. Morgan Slater, U.S. Marshal, simply accepts pretty Mariah Penny’s word that he is her cousin, Cain Law. And that he is part of the family's medicine show.
 
Mariah has good reason for misleading Morgan. The hard-headed lawman is hell-bent on shutting down her legitimate business.
 
Soon Cain is running afoul of the law he's sworn to protect, and Mariah is caught in her own trap as cousinly banter turns into forbidden passion.
 
AWARDS:
Best Americana Historical ~Affaire de Coeur
Best Western Historical Romance, Nominee ~Romantic Times
 
REVIEWS:
"Oh, what a tangled web Sharon weaves!" ~Literary Times

The Inconvenient Bride Series

The Bride Wore Spurs

Kathleen Lacey O'Carroll knew she faced an uncertain future when she arrived in Wyoming as a mail-order bride. Then she learns that the man she was to marry hadn't actually ordered her.
 
As far as John Winterhawke—a fiercely independent half-Indian—is concerned, the last thing he needs is a high-spirited, overeager Irish wife who knows nothing about surviving on the harsh prairie.
 
Lacey senses the rough kindness and simmering hunger under Winterhawke's forbidding demeanor, and becomes determined to match his dark passion by claiming his wild heart on her terms. But first she has to learn how to cook.
 
REVIEWS:
"Master storyteller Sharon Ihle spins a heartwarming tale full of humor and tears... brilliant, candid, and poignant dialogue." ~Rendezvous

Marrying Miss Shylo

Shylo McBride never thought her little fib about being related to the President would net a proposal from Dimitri Adonis. As stunningly handsome as his Greek god namesake, Shylo is not in want of a husband, but a ticket out west.
 
Dimitri has his own less-than-noble motives for seducing the travel-minded American debutante, and posing as a wealthy aristocrat.
 
But as the passionate deceivers struggle with their tangling lies, they soon discover that only beneath the deceptions can true love's sweet embrace be found.
 
REVIEWS:
"An adventurous romp... will leave you smiling long after the last page is read!" Diane Potwin. Literary Times 

The Marrying Kind

Liberty Ann Justice runs the Laramie Wyoming newspaper with all the fire of a born-and-bred journalist. When Donovan—a handsome stranger Libby mistakes for her employer's son who's intent on shuttering her down—struts into her office, she hates him on sight and heads to her employer's San Francisco offices, prepared for battle.
 
Donovan, insisting on being her escort, tags along. But Libby has no use for the silver-tongued devil, despite the way her heart pounds with his every touch.
 
REVIEWS:
"...will leave you smiling long after the last page is read!" Diane Potwin. Literary Times 

Single Titles

Pistols and Petticoats

From bestselling authors Barbara Ankrum, Adrienne deWolfe and Sharon Ihle come three fresh novellas, featuring three firebrand ladies, each determined to make her mark while making her match.
 
BAREBACK BRIDE - 25,000 word sequel to THE BRIDE WORE SPURS (The Inconvenient Bride Series, Book 1)
Expert horsewoman, Shannon Winterhawke runs away from home to join the Buffalo Bill Wild West extravaganza. Shannon is hired on the spot, but the show's head horseman, Seth Edwards, simply sees another flighty gal looking for a cowboy fling before settling down with some unsuspecting fool. But all bets are off as Shannon slowly sneaks into Seth's heart and lassoes him with his own rope.

Dear Penelope

Arriving in Emancipation, Wyoming to marry her fiancé, Penelope narrowly misses a date with the undertaker when an angry bull takes a strong disliking to her hat and is rescued by Sebastian Cole, owner of the Pearly Gates Saloon.
 
Penelope is disappointed her fiancé isn't at the train depot, and sets out to find him only to discover he is about to marry another.
 
Unable to afford a ticket home, Penelope convinces Sabastian that the Pearly Gates needs a hostess, then snags a part-time job setting type for the town's down-on-its-luck newspaper.
 
Sabastian wishes he'd said "no" to the effervescent Penelope as there isn't a pair of boots she can't trip over, including her own, and she' just as good at setting type.
 
When Penelope decides to help one of the paper's love-addled readers, the 'Dear Penelope' column becomes a booming success.
 
Finally, life is good until Penelope's father arrives to drag his unwed daughter home. Leaving Penelope no choice, she asks Sabastian to marry her. But a marriage of convenience can be anything but...convenient.
 
REVIEWS:
"Brilliant, funny and mesmerizing." Affaire de Coeur