Sharon Ihle is the best-selling author of more than a dozen award-winning 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.
Hi everyone! I’m Sharon Ihle, author of fourteen historical romance novels set in the American West.
Little did I know when I was researching my first book, DAKOTA DREAM, that I’d find myself living in North Dakota, home of the 7th Calvary. When my husband expressed a desire to retire and move to the small western town where we reside, I have to say I had a few misgivings. Now that I’m here, I’ve fallen in love with the climate (4 REAL seasons and snow, which I love), the people, who are very down to earth, and the quiet, traffic-free lifestyle. It makes me feel an even closer kinship to my work.
All of my books feature the nineteenth century west from the 1850’s to the 1880’s. I feel very passionate about this time in our history, and loved researching the western towns of old and the very colorful characters that played such a big part in settling the West. Who isn’t fascinated by mail-order brides, (featured in THE BRIDE WORE SPURS,) or Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane (featured in WILDCAT) or Jesse James and his gang (featured in GYPSY JEWEL)? And what about Wyatt Earp?
Now that I’ve mentioned him, I should tell you that Earp plays a small role in the book Petticoats and Pistols is featuring today, MARRYING MISS SHYLO. Even though this novel is a western, it actually begins in 1888 New York City. The heroine, Shylo McBride has passed herself off as the non-existent niece of President Grover Cleveland in order to learn the whereabouts of her mother. When she meets the devilishly handsome Dimitri Adonis, a man with a few deceptions of his own, Shylo sees in him the means to travel to San Diego, where her mother has relocated. While writing this novel, not only did I get to enjoy researching the past in my hometown of San Diego, I traveled to Greece where I met the perfectly yummy hero for my deceptive heroine.
PASSIONATE DECEPTION: Shylo McBride never thought her little fib about being related to the president would result in a proposal from Dimitri Adonis. He certainly was as stunningly handsome as his Greek god namesake, but Shylo had no real desire to marry—all she wanted was a ticket out west so she could find her mother.
Dimitri had his own less than noble motives for posing as a wealthy aristocrat and seducing an American debutante. While he and Shylo struggled with their tangled web of lies, they discovered that beneath their deceptions lay true love’s sweet embrace.
I’m happy to add that my books are now available on Amazon/Kindle and Barnes & Nobel NOOK, and may be found at the following addresses: Amazon Kindle
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=sharon+ihle&x=0&y=0Sharon Ihle & Barnes & Noble Nook
Readers who post today will be entered in a drawing for a mass-market edition of MARRYING MISS SHILO!