New Release from Barbara Goss

Lawfully Rescued: A Bounty Hunter Lawkeeper Romance (The Lawkeepers)

Gunfighters, Saloon Women, and one determined Bounty Hunter!

Bounty Hunter, Logan McGuire, is aggressively hunting down a desperado who killed someone dear to him. A saloon woman, Paulina Flanders, finagles herself into accompanying him since she’s holding back valuable information about the criminal. Word gets back to the outlaw that Paulina is a witness to his crime, and Logan McGuire is on his trail for the bounty money. Both Paulina and Logan’s lives are in danger, especially when a woman assists the killer in trying to murder Paulina. Will Logan’s friend Woody come to the rescue—or will he cause more havoc? Twists, turns, and romance keep you guessing in this story.

The Lawkeepers is a multi-author series alternating between historical westerns and contemporary westerns featuring law enforcement heroes that span multiple agencies and generations. Join bestselling authors Jenna Brandt, Lorana Hoopes and many others as they weave captivating, sweet and inspirational stories of romance and suspense between the lawkeepers — and the women who love them.

The Lawkeepers is a world like no other; a world where lawkeepers and heroes are honored with unforgettable stories, characters, and love.

** Note: Each book in The Lawkeepers series is a standalone book, in a mini-series, and you can read them in any order.

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New Contemporary Western Romance Release

I am very pleased to announce my latest release.

Josh (Book Three, River Valley Lawmen) is now available from Amazon.

Emily Jacobson reaches her lowest point during the three days police and volunteers search for her sister Laney, lost while hiking on a local mountain. Deputy Josh Wrangler was her tower of strength during that time and turns out to be her sister’s savior.

After an emotional reunion with Laney, Emily turns her attentions to Josh, who is the ultimate loner after tragedy struck close to home some years earlier. As much as he denies his own feelings, the moment she puts her arms around him in a thank-you hug, he knows he’s a goner.

Can one emotional hug really change this man’s life? And can Emily push aside past prejudices to make a life with Josh?

Author’s Promise: This is a heartwarming western romance with a happily ever after ending and no cliffhangers. It is a clean and wholesome story with nothing more than hugs, kisses, and holding hands.

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My latest novella, Beltane Bride, one of the books in the Beltane World series has just been released.


Charlie (Charlotte) Fitzhugh will need all her courage and daring to survive the hard times on her Uncle’s ranch.

Left homeless and destitute by the treachery of her cousin in England, she travels to America with her young brother and arrives in Beltane just after the bank has been robbed.

Adam Gilmore is a wealthy rancher who thought he only wanted a presentable wife who would give him heirs.   When he meets Charlie, against his will, he is smitten. Can he ever hope to capture the heart of this beautiful English rose?


Cowboy Code of Ethics by Cheryl Wright

When I was working on my latest book today, I mentioned (in the story) about the cowboy code of ethics, and how one of the ethics was to treat women with respect and dignity.

This code dates back to the Wild West where times and cowboys could be pretty rough.

I did a bit of research after I’d finished writing, and did find several images that portray the cowboy code of ethics, but none of them validated my belief.

Due to copyright laws, I’m unable to post any of the images here, but I can however link to them. I found this one on Pinterest. Click here to see it.

The other thing I discovered, which surprised me, is there’s an official website for the Cowboy Code of Ethics, which I found fascinating.

On the right hand side of that site you will see the actual code of ethics. Nowhere does it mention treating women with respect. It made me think about how things get passed down over the years. It’s a bit like “Chinese Whispers” which we used to play as kids.

One person is given a message, which they have to whisper to the next person in line, who whispers to the next in line and so on. At the end of the line (usually at least six people), the message is relayed to everyone.

It is extremely rare for the interpretation to be the same as the original.

I believe that’s how the “cowboy’s creed” as it is also known, has been changed around, but it also seems to be somewhat open to interpretation.

Not sure about you, but I find this sort of thing intriguing. I guess that’s why I became a writer.