Friday, November 8, 2019


Sexy federal agents. Saddle-hardened lawmen. All wrapped up with a whopping dose of family drama.
Whether I’m writing about a contemporary hero–or heroine–who happens to be a federal agent or a sexy cowboy from the Old West, I hope you’ll find a story you love. Love and danger go hand in hand in my world, so be prepared for an occasional highly-charged love scene.


Believe in the dream… Beware the danger.

03/17/24: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

12/13/23: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Winter Solstice. There! I've covered as many as I'm aware of. Blessings to all this holiday season.

11/27/23: I was optimistic. My word count on OUTLAWED has inched up to 51k. I don't understand why I don't work on this story. I love the characters and their story.

11/22/22: The writing hiatus may be ending. We'll see.

11/10/22: Still wearing masks when I leave the apartment building. "Most" of us are vaccinated and boosted. As for my writing hiatus, it may be ending. It is my goal to complete OUTLAWED by the end of the year. It's currently at the 47k word mark. It will take time for editing and formatting, but surely by spring of 2023, it will take its place in the Hill Country Lawmen series. After that, we'll see.

3/6/21: Cannot believe so much time has passed. Still wearing masks, still watching too much TV, and reading, reading, more reading. No writing.  :-(

9/14/20: Inching past 40.5k words. Told you I was slow. 

8/12/20: Slowly, I'm inching my way forward. 29k+ words completed. Aiming for 75k.

7/28/2020: I have some good news and some bad news. Bad news first: I'm sorry to report that I've been very unproductive during this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. I promise to do better and complete Luci and Josh's love story by this autumn. Only 50k words to go! The good news is that I'm in good health and avoiding the virus like the plague (it is).

4/1/2020: Hats off to our first responders, healthcare workers, physicians, all support staff who daily risk their lives to care for those who are ill with COVID-19. Thus far, I'm healthy and following all #socialdistancing and #handwashing. Prayers to all who are affected--and who isn't in one way or another?

3/17/2020: Happy St. Patrick's  Day! I hope everyone in this time of crisis is #handwashing and practicing #social distancing. 

3/12/2020: I hope everyone is taking the COVID-19 virus seriously. Handwashing! Handwashing! Handwashing! That's from the retired nurse in me.

1/1/2020: A whole new decade--wow!

9/27/19: COVER REVEAL for OUTLAWED, TBP 2021

9/2/19:  THREATENED now AVAILABLE for SALE! Just click on the links below…. ebook and print

7/8/19: Now Available: MEASURE OF A MAN.  (ebook and print)   Amazon   Barnes & Noble   iBooks  Kobo   Google

4/:15/2019: MEASURE OF A MAN is now in the hands of my editor. Expect release around Mid-May if it’s not in too bad of a shape.

1/17/2019: First draft completed on MEASURE OF A MAN. WOO HOO!

11/19/2018: Due to the inordinate amount of SPAM I receive from my “Contact Me” page, I’ve decided to delete it. I don’t need any of the services that are offered. Enough said. I can always be reached on my Facebook author page. 

9/10/2018:  Believe it or not: Walmart and Kobo have penned a great deal. So now, Walmart now sells my ebooks online.

3/25/18: About the Universal Book Store:  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be changing the links to a convenient one-click venue. Rather than showing multiple icons for stores, there’ll be one link which will take you to When you go to that link, you’ll be prompted to “choose” your favorite sales venue. After that you’ll be taken to that store automatically. So if you’re an Amazon/Kindle reader, you’ll choose Amazon, and so on.
10/12/17:  Print cover reveal for the upcoming release, MEASURE OF A MAN, the third book in my Music City Heat series.

4/30/2017: Available Now…
This Loving the Lawman box set includes three full-length novels of erotic historical western romance written by award-winning author Marie-Nicole Ryan. Enjoy the exciting stories of the Old West where these brave and sexy heroines and their stalwart and handsome lawmen find true love while fighting off dastardly villains and even a natural disaster. Over 155,000 words.

(Choose your favorite Book store just once.)