Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Cozy Series: Hook, Line and Stinker, Book 1 is Now Available

I'm so happy to announce that the first book in my new cozy mystery series is now available on Amazon. Hook, Line and Stinker is the name, and for Lily Thistle, clearing her name is the game.

Lily is the new fifth grade teacher at Port Peculiar Primary School. On her first day, she takes a walk along the beach and stumbles upon the body of a local garbage man. When Lily is considered a suspect, she has to find out who really killed the womanizing dude and clear her name so the hot chief of police will think of her as something other than a murder suspect.

Download your own copy and come along for the ride while Lily learns to work around the small town gossip to find the killer. 

I hope you enjoy my new book and look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hook, Line, and Stinker ~ It's Almost Cozy Time!

For the better part of this year, off and on, I've been writing a cozy mystery novel. What a challenge that is! How in the heck do you write a book and not give away who dun it? Well, it's tricky, let me tell you, but I think I did it. 

The first book in my Lily Thistle Cozy Mystery series will be available mid-November. There, I've said it publicly so I have to publish it by then! 

The series is set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where Lily Thistle, an elementary schoolteacher, resides. She's new to town and that town is Port Peculiar, Washington. When she finds a body on a walk along the beach her first day of school, her new life is turned upside down when she's a suspect in the local garbageman's murder.

Stay tuned for Hook, Line, and Stinker!

In the meantime, check out my other books on Amazon

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Back in Time, Book 3 in Time Travel Series

I recently published the third book in my time travel series, Doorways to the Past. This book, Back in Time, is a short read, just 52 pages, so it's perfect for when you have an hour or so and want to finish a story in one sitting.

Back in Time has its first review on Amazon:  

"I really liked this story. It was a short, feel-good read. Interesting plot with likeable characters."

Check it out on Amazon today and see if you agree!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

And Now for Something a Little Different -- Time Travel Short Reads

Earlier in July I published two time travel short reads, and now I'm working on the third story. These are really fun to write with the suspension of disbelief. I mean, time travel! Really? Yes, really! Wouldn't that be fun if we could take off on some travels? I think so, just so we could come back to the here and now!

In this new series called Doorways to the Past, Ali Cummings enters, what else?, doorways and is transported back in time. In each book a different doorway leads Ali to the past.

In book 1, Abandoned in Time, Ali meets an old family friend. In 1944. He is a young man during World War II, and Ali must convince him that she is who she is, despite the consequences that will follow.

In book 2, Caught in Time, Ali once again meets friends of her family. This time she travels back to the 1970s, and it's her parents close friends she runs into one lazy summer day at the lake. The couple, who are younger than Ali, help Ali with a mission she realizes she is there to remedy.

I hope you get a chance to take a look at these books. They're both free if you have Kindle Unlimited and are just 99 cents to buy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Marriage Deadline, chick lit/romance/humor all rolled into one!

I'm excited to let you know that I published The Marriage Deadline earlier this month. It's a fun look at one woman's desire to get married, online dating and the highs and lows that come with that, and life in general and what it means to be happy.

Here's the book blurb:
Jill Johnson, 33, wants to get married, but she has no hot prospects on the horizon. Heck, she doesn't even have any cool prospects in her life. After attending yet one more co-worker's wedding, Jill decides she too will be married within a year.
If you get a minute, take a look. I think this story is a fun read, and it's a bit longer than my other books at nearly 160 pages. 

The Marriage Deadline is available on Amazon. If you're a Kindle Unlimited member, you can download it and read it for free! I'd love to hear what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Free Western Ebook April 15 and 16

Today and tomorrow you can download book 1 in my Rocky Mountain Romance short story series. 

Find Prompted by Desire on Amazon. It's free through midnight Thursday.

Hope you are able to grab it and enjoy reading it!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Truth on His Side by Maggie West

Truth on His Side is book 2 in the Rocky Mountain Romance short story series. This story continues where book 1 Prompted by Desire leaves off. 

Tyler and Beth are in love, but their long distance relationship makes it hard for the romance they each desire. Beth is finishing her last semester of veterinary school in northeastern Colorado and Tyler is busy shoeing horses in the southwestern part of the state. 

Will the rancher's wife who Tyler had a fling with before he met Beth come between the new couple? She'd like to and threatens to tell all to Tyler's new girlfriend. 

With truth on his side, Tyler tells Beth of his indiscretion, but when his plan of being honest backfires, their lives are upset. Is their blossoming relationship over before it even had a chance? 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Free Romance Today and Tomorrow - Seduction in Riverside

Today and tomorrow (April 1 and 2) download book 1 in our Riverside Romance short story series for free!

You heard right! You can read the first of our three books for free! Click this link:  Seduction in Riverside if you'd like to check out this short read, perfect for when you have a few minutes here and there or want to finish a book in less than a few hours.

Luke says Callie has his heart. But sultry Victoria is back once more to reclaim his heart as well as his body. Now Callie must decide for sure if lies or love is his game. 

What started as a normal day for Callie Rogers ended as one that made her doubt the man she loved. 

For six months, Callie has been living with Luke Sullivan, her seemingly perfect man. But after having lunch with her friend Heather, Callie sees Luke with another woman. 

When Callie confronts Luke about this mystery woman, he brushes it off as if nothing happened. But Callie knows what she saw. When Callie’s friend Heather sees Luke with this woman the next day in a compromising position, Callie doesn’t know what to think. 

Can their relatively young relationship survive? 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Temptation in Riverside and Deception in Riverside Now Available

I'm happy to announce that books 2 and 3 in the Riverside Romance short story collection are now available for purchase on Amazon! This rounds out the series. Book 1 is Seduction in Riverside.

These short stories continue in the fictional town of Riverside, Vermont. Callie and Luke, characters from book 1, show up in the next two books, but books 2 and 3 let you in on more of the great residents of Riverside, a beautiful small town in New England.

Temptation in Riverside, book 2, centers around Heather and Mike. 

It's common knowledge that Mike Monroe is not the marrying kind. His friends at Red's know it. His crew at Twin Falls Building and Construction know it. The women he's dated know it and, living in the same small town, Heather Thomas knows it. 

On a beautiful day in February, Heather and Mike are maid of honor and best man for their best friends' wedding. It's their job to make sure everything goes off smoothly for Luke and Callie, but what happens next could not only ruin the day, but destroy friendships as well. 

As Temptation in Riverside unfolds, Heather finds herself swept up in a chain of events that are destined to create confusion, passion and ultimately, a pain unlike any she has known. 

She may know Mike's not the marrying kind, but her heart refuses to listen until it has no other choice. 

Book 3 is Seduction in Riverside and features Sarah and Nick, characters introduced earlier in the series.

Will Sarah learn to trust again? Can Nick, the handsome owner of the town bar, heal her broken heart? She thinks so until she learns of a secret that Nick has been hiding from her and his friends. 

Can Sarah love another man who has deceived her? Is Nick different? 

Broken-hearted Sarah has moved in with her big brother Mike and his fiancĂ©e Heather to try to heal from a recent betrayal and loss. 

If you're a fan of romantic short stories that leave the steam behind the bedroom door, you'll love the Riverside Romance short stories. The books continue in the fictional town of Riverside, Vermont. Callie and Luke, characters from book 1, show up in the next two books, but books 2 and 3 let you in on more of the great residents of Riverside, a beautiful small town in New England.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Prompted by Desire -- New Short Story Romance

I'm proud to announce that Prompted by Desire, book 1 in my Rocky Mountain Romance series is available on Amazon. 

Check out the video for my new book:

Tyler Barrett has just finished horseshoeing school in Kansas and moved to Soda Springs, Colorado to start his new business, but there’s just one problem. He’s broke. Without customers and horses that need to be shod, Tyler is in danger of losing everything and having to head home with his tail between his legs. 

When Angela Winston, the owner of eleven head of horses, hires Tyler, he thinks his troubles are over, at least for the time being. Little does he know that this older woman, who is married to boot, is more than he bargained for. Will her seduction of the young farrier pay off? Can Tyler keep this customer happy in more ways than one? 

Things heat up on the ranch, and Tyler wrestles with how to let the older woman down gently after meeting someone he really cares about. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Seduction in Riverside Now Available on Amazon

I'm pleased to announce Maggie West and Bella Jayne's first book in the Riverside Romance Short Story collection is now available on Amazon. 

Seduction in Riverside introduces Luke Sullivan and Callie Rogers as well as more characters you'll find in later books.

Luke says Callie has his heart. But sultry Victoria is back once more to reclaim his heart as well as his body. Now Callie must decide for sure if lies or love is his game.

This short story is about 55 pages long and includes a bonus excerpt from book 2 in our Riverside Romance Collection, coming soon. 

For a quick read (about an hour), take a break with Callie and Luke and get to know other characters in our new contemporary romance series.

We hope you'll enjoy it!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Welcome to Maggie West Books!

Welcome, Romance Readers! 

You've landed on the website for Maggie West's romance books.

As an author, Maggie offers romance stories that are intriguing and fun. These books make for light reading when you need an escape from everyday life. 

Coming Soon

Look for the three-part Riverside Romance series of ebooks coming soon to Amazon as well as a two-part (sort of like a two-step, but different) cowboy series, both coming soon!