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LuAnn McLane

Foreign publishers of LuAnn McLane include:
Holland: Audax

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Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, April 2014. World English.
Books available.

Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its baseball, shopping, and weddings. After the recession, business is finally bouncing back, but old insecurities—and heartaches—are slower to heal…

Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Gabby Goodwin had more to prove than the rest of Cricket Creek. Even now, as the successful owner of the local flower shop, she hasn’t forgotten her humble beginnings. So when her high school crush, the former class bad boy, walks back into her life, she keeps him at arm’s length, protecting her heart—and her pride.

Reese Marino gave up most of his wild ways years ago, graduating from college and becoming part owner of his uncle’s pizza parlor. The fact that Gabby still treats him like a troubled teenager drives him mad, but that’s not the only thing about the sassy florist driving him to distraction. Despite Gabby’s reluctant attitude, Reese is determined to win her over and show her that love often blooms right where you least expect it.

“In this modern Southern romance, charming bad boy Reese and sassy Gabby’s chemistry sizzles. McLane gives readers characters they’ll care about as she expertly weaves a tale of love and past regrets. Her writing is heartfelt, her characters sympathetic and her pacing steady. McLane fans will not be disappointed.”RT Book Review, 4 star review

“McLane’s sixth Cricket Creek novel (after Moonlight Kiss) provides sweet romance with small-town southern charm. Gabby Goodwin has finally achieved her dream of owning a flower shop in Cricket Creek, Ky. She’s unprepared for her attraction to former town bad boy, Reese Marino. As their romance slowly blossoms, Reese must convince Gabby that he has left his teenage misdeeds behind to become a successful business owner, while Gabby must overcome her terror of being attracted to the type of faithless man who abandoned her mother. Meanwhile, Reese’s Uncle Tony tries to get past the betrayal of his ex-wife when his sexy new neighbor, Trish Daniels, catches his eye. McLane weaves together walks in the moonlight, stolen glances, and kisses under the stars with seduction and sizzling sex, populating the carefully crafted story with a cast of affable characters.”Publishers Weekly

LuAnn McLane’s Bio:
McLane writes for Signet Eclipse, an imprint of New American Library. Although she still enjoys penning sensual contemporary trade-sized romances, she now also writes southern romantic comedy in mass market. When she takes breaks from writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, movies, concerts, hanging out with friends and family and watching University of Kentucky basketball. Country music continues to influence her work and she heads to Nashville, Tennessee whenever she gets the chance… but of course she’s usually writing! Luann’s website is www.luannmcclane.com.

“Bright, sexy, and very entertaining. LuAnn McLane is an author to watch.”
– Lori Foster, New York Times Bestselling Author

Also from LuAnn McLane:

Description: McLane-1Dark Roots and Cowboy Boots

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, August 2006. World English.
Books available.

Teetering on the Tennessee border, Hootertown, Kentucky suits Jamie Lee Carter just fine.  She is the kind of gal who prefers beer to cosmos, bare feet to high heels to and Daisy Dukes to Prada.  But a bit of flash might win over another pool hall line dance and that’s where Hollywood movie producer Parker Carrington comes in to play.  He’s pegged Hootertown as an ideal movie site and Jamie Lee as more than a sexy little extra. He’s adding sizzle to Jamie Lee’s romantic slump and firing up jealousy in Griff Sheldon, Jamie Lee’s best friend’s brother and long time crush. Now two hot-blooded rivals are going head to head.  One has a Jaguar and one has a pickup but only one has what it takes to give Jamie Lee the ride of her life.

“A hoot! The pages fly in this sexy, hilarious romp.”—Romance Reviews Today
“Charmingly entertaining…a truly pleasurable read.”—Romantic Times

“An endearing, sexy, romantic romp that sparkles with Southern charm!”—Julia London, bestselling author

Description: McLane-6Dancing Shoes and Honky-Tonk Blues

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, May 2007. World English.
Books available.

Abilene thinks it a mean joke when her brother signs her up as a contestant for a new reality show called Dancing with the Rednecks until she hears about the $50,000 grand prize. That kind of money would really help her Kentucky family out. Why, there might even be a little left over to finance her own dream, not that she minds waitressing. Tall and gangly, Abilene has two big left feet, and she's more than a bit intimidated by her tall, dark, and brooding celebrity dance partner. Rio Martin isn't happy about being involved in a spoof. He was hoping his appearance would be good publicity for his chain of dance studios. So the two do not get off on a good foot, but Rio is not immune to the leggy blonde who is too naive to realize she's a beauty. It's her spunky, down-home personality, though, that wins him over and captures his heart.

“Lighthearted comedy and steamy romance combine to make this a delightful tale of a small town that takes Hollywood by storm.”—Romance Junkies
“A hoot a minute…LuAnn McLane shows her talent for tongue-in-cheek prose and situations…A winning tale not to be missed.”—Romance Reviews Today

Description: McLane-2Trick My Truck But Don’t Mess With My Heart

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, January 2008. World English.
Books available.

Following her father's heart attack, Candie Montgomery takes leave from her advertising job in Chicago and returns to Pinewood, Ky., to help her twin sister, Sarah, run the family's used-car business. The townsfolk blame Candie for the recent breakup of her sister's engagement to longtime love, Nick, so Sarah suggests Candie find a boyfriend to take the heat off. Damage control comes in form of gorgeous and amiable Tommy Tucker, the new rec director at a local park, who offers before she can even ask. The two soon discover an ease with one another along with a sizzling attraction.  But Candie's idea to revamp the business brings Nick back into their lives, and a clever plan to reunite him with Sarah is soon in the works. 

“Sweet… a real southern-fried treat.”—Booklist
“[A] quick pace, action-packed, romantic romp…hilarious.”—Romance Designs

Description: McLane-8A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, July 2008. World English.
Books available.

In this follow up to Dark Roots and Cowboy Boots we find Macy McCoy starting to lose faith.  The chance to be with the love of her life hometown hero and college football coach Luke Carter is slipping through her fingers.  Luke has a penchant for hard-bodied babes not curvy hairdressers such as Macy and some division I schools are luring him away from Hootertown.  But when a country singing sensation has a hair emergency Macy is given a big break.  Making it in Nashville boosts her confidence and when Luke interviews for a job at a local university Macy will finally have to put up or shut up… or risk losing Luke forever.

“[McLane] has a knack for rollicking Southern romances and her newest is no exception.”—The Cincinnati Enquirer
“[A] fun and flirty contemporary romance about grabbing that second chance.”—Fresh Fiction

Description: McLane-7Redneck Cinderella

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, March 2009. World English.
Books available.

Raised by her widowed father, tomboy Jolie Russell has always been more into getting dirty than looking pretty.  She can keep up with any man, well, until sexy land developer Cody Dean struts into her life.  Cody buys the Russell farm with a multi-million dollar offer they can’t refuse as long as they can remain living on a small piece of the property.  Cody agrees and soon Jolie is living in Copper Creek Estates… but the country club atmosphere isn’t ready for Jolie’s kind of country.   A makeover is suggested with Cody as her tutor but as their two worlds collide the wealthy Prince Charming learns a lesson in life and love from his Redneck Cinderella.

“A pure delight…The queen of southern, romantic comedy.”—Manic Readers
“As satisfying as a frozen fruit pop on a hot, lazy summer day.”—San Francisco Book Review
“A hysterical, sexy, highly entertaining read!”—Errant Dreams Reviews

Description: NO PRINCE CHARMINGHes No Prince Charming

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, October 2009. World English.
Holland: Audax.
Books available.

At sixteen, Dakota Dunn was America's Pop Princess. Now twenty-five, she's all grown up-and definitely washed up. She decides to head to her parents' lakefront retreat in Tennessee, fixing to write songs and transform her image from squeaky clean to kickin' country. Turns out her folks have handed things over to sexy, if cranky, cowboy Trace Coleman-a former bull riding champion benched by injuries. He's none too happy about Dakota's arrival-and makes no secret of it. But though Trace is rough around the edges, Dakota feels a pull of attraction she can't quite shake. For all his brooding, Trace has an animal magnetism that may just lead Dakota to dig in her heels and hold on tight...

“This is a laugh out loud story and one you won’t want to put down.”—Fresh Fiction
“Had me smiling like a loon…a delightful read.”—Book Binge
“Sensitive…Sweet, sinful, and utterly satisfying!”—Romance Novel TV


Playing For Keeps

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, March 2011. World English. 
Holland: Audax.
Books available.            

When tough economic times has the local inns and shops of Cricket Creek, Kentucky scrambling for business the answer to their prayers comes roaring into town in a candy apple red corvette.  Ex-ace pitcher turned soap opera star Noah Falcon saves the community theatre from closing its doors when he agrees to star in the new production, but what he doesn’t bargain for is falling for his local leading lady, Olivia Lawson.  He’s thinking of building a baseball complex and settling down in Cricket Creek but when the successful run ends and unexpected offer has Noah choosing between love and the lure of the limelight and in the end must decide what matters most…

“McLane’s trademark devilish dialogue is in fine form for this series.”Publishers Weekly
“No one does Southern love like LuAnn McLane!”The Romance Dish

Catch Of A Lifetime

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, January 2012. World English.                           
Books available.

Desperately missing baseball, retired superstar Ty (Triple Threat) McKenna jumps at the chance to coach the Cricket Creek Cougars.  After years on the road he’s charmed by small town life and wants to settle down.  He sets his sights on Chicago transplant chef Jessica Robinson owner of the upscale Wine and Diner.  But Jessica remembers Ty from his baseball days and is reluctant to trust the self proclaimed bachelor.  Ty, however, is persistent and he’s determined to win her heart.  He’s tired of playing the field and wants to prove that there’s more to him than meets the eye.  And although he might be retired he’s about to show Jessica that he’s still got game…

“A fun tale.”Midwest Book Review

“McLane’s trademark devilish dialogue is in fine form for this series.”Publishers Weekly

“LuAnn McLane has created a delightful small-town romance in Catch of a Lifetime that just captivates your heart and has you rooting for these charming characters.”Night Owl Reviews

“I thoroughly enjoyed this amusing tale of baseball fanatics and a quiet little town that everyone falls in love with. The residents are all amusing and interesting . . . pure entertainment!”Fresh Fiction

Description: Pitch Perfect: A Cricket Creek NovelPitch Perfect

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, September 2012. World English.
Books available.                             

Hot shot Cameron Patrick is booted out of the minor leagues when he can’t mend his wild ways.  But baseball is his passion so he tries out for the Cricket Creek Cougars hoping to claw his way back into the game.  Owner Noah Falcon gives him a chance with the stipulation that Cameron must keep his nose clean.  Cameron tries… but the trouble begins when he comes to the rescue of Mia Monroe, the cute little waitress who catches his eye and steals his heart.  But when a forced deception drives Mia away Cameron must fight to win her back or lose her love forever.

“McLane returns to Cricket Creek with a romance in which the dramatics are kept to a minimum, making for an easygoing story. There’s a delightful secondary romance and the revelation of the heroine’s true identity is well handled.  Chock full of characters whose stories are just waiting to be told, this charming tale will leave readers eager for the next entry.”—RT Book Reviews, 4 1Ž2 Stars
“A delightful . . . charming tale.”—Romantic Times

Description: McLaneWhisper’s Edge

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, May 2013. World English.
Books available.

Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its theater, shopping, and cuisine. But tough times are affecting the residents of the local retirement community—until a handsome hero shows up.
Savannah Perry loves her job as social director of Whisper’s Edge, a retirement community on the picturesque waterfront of Cricket Creek. Raised in foster care, twenty-nine-year-old Savannah feels treasured and loved by the retired residents, who treat her as their adopted granddaughter and rotate having her over for dinner. But the community is struggling to stay afloat financially—until Tristan McMillan swoops into town, rescues a dog, and, well, saves the day.
Business-minded Tristan bought Whisper’s Edge from his estranged grandfather to prove his worth to the curmudgeon and to turn a quick profit. He never expected to fall for the charms of a village of crafty retirees—or to fall hard for a small town girl like Savannah. Suddenly the man who knows all about making money finds himself needing lessons in love and what really matters in life.

“No one does Southern love like LuAnn McLane!”The Romance Dish

“McLane writes a romantic, light-hearted, feel-good story.”Romance Reviews Today

“For all of the anguish that the characters go through, Ms. McLane reveals a deft hand at good-natured humor that lightens the atmosphere. She builds marvelous “everyday” scenes – like a spirited get-together in a local restaurant – that blend characterization, dialogue, and sensory detail in a highly effective balance.  There is a lot to like about ‘Whisper’s Edge.’”Southern Literary Review
“I really fell in love with Whisper’s Edge!  LuAnn McLane has a rich and unique voice that kept me laughing out loud as I read.  Whisper’s Edge like getting two romances in one, as another couple earn their own romance as well.  The subplot really adds to the story and makes an already superb novel that much more splendid.  This was my first book by LuAnn McLane but from here on out I plan to make her an auto buy!  I look forward to reading more about Cricket Creek.  I highly recommend getting yourself a copy of Whisper’s Edge, you won’t be sorry that you did.”Romance Junkies, 5 Ribbon Review

Description: Moonlight KissMoonlight Kiss

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, November 2013. World English.
Books available.

After two broken engagement to two famous men Addison Monroe decides it’s time to avoid the spotlight.  She takes her wedding planning experience and opens a From This Moment a lovely bridal shop in Cricket Creek, Kentucky where she plans to live a quiet, single life in the quaint riverfront town.

Investment consultant Reid Greenfield is home to help save his family from financial ruin. When his sister wants to sink her savings into hosting weddings on the family farm Reid decides to take action. He hopes city girl Addison will be an ally in getting his sister to change her mind. Instead, Addison adores the idea.  Reid thinks it’s a risky business—especially when he starts falling for the beautiful wedding consultant.  But sometimes a little risk brings a big reward…

“McLane bring us a sweet love story set in the quaint Southern town of Cricket Creek. Reid makes for a sexy hero who could melt any heart, and urban girl Addison is likable and sweet. Tender, contemporary storytelling couples with a solid plot – filled with amusing moments and witty banter – make this a romance that will warm your heart.”
RT Book Review4 star review

“Alluring love scenes begin with the simplicity of a kiss in this romantic southern charmer.”Publishers Weekly

Hot Summer Nights

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, June 2006. World English.
Books available.

In this erotic anthology small town dreams lead to big time passion in Sanders City, Ohio where the town’s love affair with baseball leads to scorching affairs off the field.  The first novella is Hot August Night where high school principal Erin O’Shea’s lack of a baseball coach coincides with her lack of a man in her life.  Bad boy and former pro Michael Manning is more than happy to fill both positions.  In Heat Wave, recently divorced drama teacher Josey Cooper finds passion with the manager of the Sanders City Flyers.  And in Hot Shot sensible school teacher Halley Forrester hooks up with ace pitcher Reese Taylor who is a super star in more ways than one.  When the sun sets in Sanders City, temperatures rise in Hot Summer Nights.

“Bright, sexy, and very entertaining.”Lori FosterNew York Times bestselling author

“Super hot summer romance.”—BellaOnline
“Funny, sexy, steamy…will keep you glued to the pages.”—Fallen Angels Reviews

Wild Ride

Agent: Jenny Bent
Signet, March 2006. World English.
Books available.

Three novellas take place at Wild Ride Resort, an all inclusive island playground for adults.  In Whiplash Oliver Maxwell is the owner of the edgy amusement park and when travel reviewer Andrea Cooper arrives to review the resort Max is determined to get a five star rating in more ways than one.  When rodeo star turned country singer heads to Wild Ride for a month of relaxation but sparks fly with sexy entertainment coordinator Krista Ross and they discover when love comes knocking you had better Hold on Tight.  When Jenna and her childhood crush Cole score a vacation at Wild Ride they vow to keep things platonic but sharing a room makes temperatures rise and soon discover that some things are Worth the Wait.

“Sensual, touching…a thrilling, exhilarating sensual ride. I implore you to jump right in and hold on tight!”—A Romance Review
“Scintillating romance set against the backdrop of a tropical island paradise takes readers to new heights in this captivating collection of erotic novellas. The three tales are steamy and fast-paced, combining descriptive romance with creative love stories.”—Romantic Times, 4 stars

Love, Lust, and Pixie Dust

Agent: Jenny Bent
NAL Trade, October 2006. World English.
Books available.

Set in Nashville Tennessee, country music laced with a touch of magic is the backdrop for these three sexy stories. In Crazy love psychic Mary Jane Baron’s love connection with Brody Baker has her thinking that her ability must be on the fritz there’s no way she should be falling for the rough and ready bass player.  Bar owner Logan Parks is skeptical of Mary Jane’s sister’s psychic sister Sophia.  In fact he thinks she is downright nuts but although he thinks she is off the wall his desire for her is off the charts for this new age Honky Tonk Angel. Record execs are swooning over Savannah Parks' sultry voice but want to turn the curvy singer into a sleek sex kitten.  They hire personal trainer and Barone brother Lucio who works her over from head to toe in Walkin’ After Midnight.

“Sweet without being sappy and heavy on the sexy side you cannot go wrong with this book…Great for a fast light read. Enjoy!”—A Romance Review

Driven By Desire

Agent: Jenny Bent
NAL Trade, October 2008. World English.
Books available.

Only one man could make her heart race… Daredevil stunts and dangerous accidents are par for the course in the world of motocross racing. Just ask Alexia Spencer, who almost lost her high school sweetheart in a near-fatal accident. But when she asked him to give up racing, Jayden Michaels rode off without even a goodbye, leaving Alexia heartbroken. Ten years later, Jayden’s back—determined to prove he’s over Alexia. But it’s impossible to ignore the irresistible woman she’s become. And it isn’t long before Jayden finds himself on Alexia’s doorstep, driven by his insatiable desire, hoping he can tempt the woman he still loves into letting herself feel the heat—and taking a risk with her heart.

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