Patti Ann Colt



Echo Falls, Texas Cops #1:  Canyon Hearts
Patti Ann Colt and Kelly McCrady

Trina would rather look anywhere but the past. The past is all Matt wants to see… 

Discharged from the Marines, Matt Parker returns to Echo Falls, Texas and becomes a rookie cop. But his hometown is not the utopia he remembers. In his absence, a cancer of drugs and gang activity has invaded the Canyon. Determined to serve and protect, to return Echo Falls to the ideal of his heart, Matt focuses his quest around a spicy yet guarded single mom, a fallen homecoming queen. Charity quickly turns to dedication when Matt falls in love with the tempestuous young woman and her son. 

Trina Murray’s crown slipped during youthful rebellion, leading to pot, poverty, and pregnancy. Sober now, she struggles to succeed enough to escape her judgmental family. When her baby’s father is released on parole, Trina is desperate to protect her son and accepts Matt’s offer of shelter, not expecting to fall for the dedicated cop. But his fix-it solutions won’t support her plans to run, instead tempting her to dream of an intimate family that she’s sure is out of reach. 

When crime increases, bringing theft, graffiti, drugs, and violence, a strong community resolves to clean out the town…with Matt and Trina caught at the center, for better or worse. 

Full novel: 92,000 words 






















Echo Falls, Texas Boxed Set
Patti Ann Colt

The Echo Falls Texas Boxed Set includes the first three previously published books in the Echo Falls series: The Daddy Spell, The Sweetheart Dance and Kiss Me Goodnight. 




















Echo Falls, Texas Short Story Collection
Patti Ann Colt

This short story collection includes previously published Christmas Magic, A Winter Romance, and Boo & Lindy's Matchmaking Adventure in one volume. 























Echo Falls, Texas Book #1
The Daddy Spell
Patti Ann Colt

Five-year-old sisters Boo and Lindy want a daddy -- and anything goes in their quest, including a secret spell known only to the twins. On a lonely country road, Chad Applegate appears out of nowhere to help the girls and their mother rescue an injured dog. Robin Harmon's stubborn independence and breathtaking curves mesmerize the handsome pumpkin farmer and her daughters charm him. In turn, they are fascinated by his tales of pumpkin magic. Despite Chad's captivating blue eyes and tender kisses, Robin cannot believe his happily-ever-after promises. Experience has proven those kinds of dreams never come true. Will Robin deny the possibility of forever or will her daughter's daddy spell work its magic?  

Full Novel:  55,000 words
Rating:  Sensual Intimacy





















Echo Falls, Texas Short Story
Christmas Magic
Patti Ann Colt

In this short story sequel to The Daddy Spell, Robin Harmon and Chad Applegate's wedding day has arrived. But a new obstacle confronts them. Will they make their happily-ever-after come true?

Short Story: 5500 words
Rating:  Sweet























Echo Falls, Texas Book #2
The Sweetheart Dance
Patti Ann Colt

Although Echo Falls high school teacher Meg Applegate aches to belong to Bret Cara body and soul, he maintains a hands-off policy. She is wife material and violates his no relationship philosophy based on years with combative parents. But when a practical joker spikes Meg’s drinks at the Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance, Bret comes to her rescue – and she astounds him with a hot, sensual kiss. Assisting the police department in tracking teen felons, Meg takes the opportunity to snag the handsome cop’s attention and they launch an affair based on Bret’s ‘no strings’ rules. But each searing encounter conflicts with her beliefs and dreams. She cannot maintain their bargain forever, but despite making love he seems no closer to giving her what she needs. When Meg’s conscience demands more from him, will Bret walk away or deliver his heart?  

Full Novel: 72,000 words
Rating:  Sensual Intimacy
























Echo Falls, Texas Short Story
A Winter Romance
Patti Ann Colt

In 1941, a young Olivia Carnahan meets Thomas Applegate. Their mothers are matchmaking, and the two are determined not to cooperate. When the Pearl Harbor bombing occurs, Thomas's leave from the Army Air Force is cancelled. Will Thomas be able to convince Olivia that love is stronger than war?

Short Story:  10,000 words
Rating:  Sweet
























Echo Falls, Texas Book # 3
Kiss Me Goodnight
Patti Ann Colt

Summer LeFey blazed to the top of the art world with her painting genius. When she returns to Echo Falls, Texas for her grandfather’s funeral, she collides with her childhood crush—now a sexy cop. He snares her heart with romance and passion, but falling in love isn’t enough. To have him, she must return to a place she never wanted to go. 

Tom Applegate is a dedicated police officer, relishes hometown life, and longs for the happiness his parents have. When he reunites with Summer, he thinks he’s found the missing piece of his dream, but falling in love only complicates matters. To have her, he must give up the home of his heart. Friends, career, family…will one make the ultimate sacrifice for love?


Full Novel:  75,000 words
Rating:  Sensual Intimacy
























Echo Falls, Texas 
Boo & Lindy's Matchmaking Adventure
Patti Ann Colt

Boo and Lindy Applegate are worried about the sadness in their first grade teacher's eyes. Banned from using pumpkin magic, they ask Santa for someone special to be Miss Day's friend. Kissing her would be good, too.

Fireman Adam Caldwell moved back home to be near his family and serve the Echo Falls Fire Department. A loss in the fire station poker game places Adam in charge of answering the towns’ “Dear Santa” letters. All the requests prove simple to answer, except one. In a dilemma, Adam sets out to learn more about “Miss Day.” A chance encounter with Boo and Lindy fosters Adam’s need to befriend the teacher. 

Juliette Day's fiancée abandoned her at the altar and disappeared with her sister. Now Juliette's off the commitment market until she can heal from the pain and humiliation. But she is enticed by Adam and their charming Christmas date. Over the next few months, his faithful presence, thoughtful courtship and steamy kisses push her to rethink her decision to stay alone. How can she resolve her deep-seated anger over the betrayal and give Adam the unfettered forever love he’s asking for?


Novella:  25,000 words
Rating:  Sweet















Parson Corners, Colorado:  Murphy Brothers #1
The Rock Star's Sheriff
Patti Ann Colt

Pop diva Leia Shae ventured forth from small town America and made herself a superstar. After fifteen years of stardom, she's hollow and lost - so lost that her clash with the law outside Parson Corners, Colorado launches her into a quest for a place to belong. Sheriff Zach Murphy has a pre-teen rebellious daughter, a meddling family and a wary wounded soul. When Leia crashes into his life, she batters the walls Zach's built to protect himself. When his former flame and the media descend on his town digging for scandal on the rock star, how will Zach choose? Should he protect his hard-won stability or dare he stand by sexy, loving Leia and risk his heart?

Full Novel:  75,000 words
Rating:  Sensual Intimacy























Copper Canyon, Texas Book #1
Cowboy's Heart
Patti Ann Colt

Jess O'Hare has loved Amy Rose Adams since high school. He may be a successful rancher in Copper Canyon, Texas, but a shiny new truck and a new cowboy hat doesn't change the dirt under his nails. Standing in the way between him and his sweetheart are her wealthy, overbearing parents. Their dictatorial expectations lay a path for their daughter that leads away from him to the family law firm in Dallas.

Law graduate Amy Rose Adams has followed her parents' mandates her entire life. Only with Jess, and in Copper Canyon, can she be herself. But for three years, she's been taking the path of least resistance to hold the balance between her parents and Jess.  When a fight with Jess leads to an ultimatum - his road or her father's - it echoes a similar fight with her parents.

The best choice for her future is severing her relationship with her parents.  But how will she make that step if she can't tell the man she fiercely loves that she's carrying their baby?


Novella:  22,000 words
Rating:  Sensual Intimacy
























Copper Canyon, Texas Book #2
Cowboy's Sweetheart
Patti Ann Colt

Pastry chef Kendra Dawson moves to Copper Canyon, Texas to rebuild her life after her millionaire father is arrested for embezzlement.  Her raw wounds won't let anyone past her professional persona, even a sexy talking man.

Fireman Shane O'Hare quit rodeo after a devastating accident crippled a friend.  Unable to accept his role in the man's injury, Shane exists in a self-imposed lonely place.  Once the beguiling Kendra falls in his path, he reconciles to lone wolves needing sweets, too. But he shields Kendra from his nosy family, who will spill his cowboy truths.  

When Kendra lands a dessert contract with his family's bar, Shane faces the need to trust
her and resolves to divulge his guilty story.Wildfires, dodging family, and intimate nights keep him silent until a simple errand blows his secrets.


Shane's lies desolate Kendra, who retreats to her kitchen to nurse now deeper wounds.  With no choice left, Shane reveals his past, despairing she will ever understand his failures. Her love would be the sweetest pledge.  Can this cowboy win back his sweetheart's fragile trust?


Full Novel:  63,000 words
Rating:  Sensual Intimacy
























Copper Canyon Cowboys, Volume 1
Patti Ann Colt

Copper Canyon Cowboys is a combination title of independently published Cowboy's Heart and Cowboy's Sweetheart.