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Two obsessed alpha cowboys give the woman of their dreams exactly what she desires.


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First rule of surveillance--don't kiss the mark.


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Once a desire this wild is loose, no one will ever control it...


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You always hurt the ones you love.


Linda Howard


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I began writing at the age of nine, far too young to know better. I've always lived with other people inside my head, so I'm at a loss when people ask me where I get my ideas. Coming from a long line of smart-asses the way I do, I'm always tempted to say "From the Idea catalog." Is that better than admitting to a form of schizophrenia? The voices in my head don't tell me to kill anyone, they tell me to write. So I do.

On the outside, I live a rather normal life. I attended a small country school, then a small community college where I was the only journalism major. I promptly dropped out of college and got a job at a trucking company, which greatly expanded my knowledge of people in general and men in particular. No, I wasn't a truck driver, I was an office worker -- officially a secretary, though I did almost no secretarial work. Somehow I ended up doing things like payroll, dispatching, insurance, cost-control studies, shipment tracing, and even -- when I got bored with the color of the office -- a painter. I loved that job, and the people with whom I worked.

I loved writing more, though. I got up at 3:45 in the morning, got to work around 6:30, and was usually home by 5 p.m. I still had all the normal things to do at home: laundry, dishes, etc. It was usually around 7 by the time I got to the typewriter (which later became a computer), and I would write until I was too tired to sit up any longer. After a few hours' sleep I started all over again. Eventually, though, the writing became more lucrative than my day job, with more and more demands on my time, so the day job had to go.

I met my husband at the trucking company; since we worked together, that saved wear and tear on two cars. We bought our first bass boat in 1979 and he began tournament bass fishing, which was the start of another career for him. I eventually quit work to write full time, and he quit work to fish full time. H'mm. I wonder who got the better deal. He travels all over the country fishing on the B.A.S.S. pro circuit, and most of the time I go with him. It is NOT an easy or glamorous way to make a living.

Over the years, I've written just about every kind of fiction except horror, which I avoid because it gives me nightmares. Science fiction, fantasy, adventure, romance, paranormal -- I've written it all. So far, the science fiction and fantasy have been for my own entertainment. One day -- who knows? I write whatever interests me at the time, and I'm interested in almost everything.

I'm a morning person, and a mountain person. I like the beach, but I'm happier in the mountains. I need to at least SEE a mountain. I wake up disgustingly early, usually before dawn. My office faces the east, so it's bright with morning light. I like to work in one place -- my office. In fact, it's difficult for me to work anywhere else, because a change of location splinters my concentration. Once I moved my desk from one wall to another -- in the same room -- and couldn't write a word for almost a month.

I love writing so much that, if I never sold another book, I would still write. Those people would still live inside my head, their stories swirling and coalescing until I have to get them out. The satisfaction of telling their stories is intense. Some stories aren't as interesting as others. I've never yet written anything with which I was satisfied. The written word, and my talent, does not measure up to the stories as they are in my head. So I keep trying, and maybe one day I'll get it right.

Interviews for Linda Howard

Interview with Linda Howard July 15, 2008


 

Series

Mackenzies

Books:

Troublemaker, January 2017
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Frost Line, September 2016
Paperback
Troublemaker, May 2016
Hardcover
Lake of Dreams, May 2016
e-Book (reprint)
Duncan's Bride, April 2016
e-Book (reprint)
Mackenzie's Mission, April 2016
Mackenzie #2
e-Book (reprint)
White Lies, March 2016
e-Book (reprint)
Mackenzie's Mountain, March 2016
Mackenzie #1
e-Book (reprint)
Heartbreaker, February 2016
e-Book (reprint)
Jeopardy, February 2016
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Diamond Bay, February 2016
e-Book (reprint)
Shattered, December 2014
Paperback (reprint)
All That Glitters, August 2013
Hardcover (reprint)
Shadow Woman, January 2013
Hardcover
Running Wild, December 2012
The Men from Battle Ridge #1
Paperback
Prey, September 2011
Hardcover
Veil Of Night, July 2011
Paperback
Ice, December 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Veil Of Night, August 2010
Hardcover
Blood Born, May 2010
Mass Market Paperback
A Mother's Touch, May 2010
Paperback
Almost Forever/For The Baby's Sake, March 2010
Bestselling Author Collection
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Ice, November 2009
Hardcover
Burn, July 2009
Hardcover
Death Angel, May 2009
Mass Market Paperback
Tears Of The Renegade, March 2009
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Under The Mistletoe, November 2008
Hardcover (reprint)
Raintree, October 2008
Trade Size
Death Angel, July 2008
Hardcover
Loving Evangeline, May 2008
Paperback
A Game Of Chance, May 2008
Paperback (reprint)
Up Close and Dangerous, July 2007
Hardcover
Raintree: Inferno, May 2007
Raintree
Paperback
Drop Dead Gorgeous, December 2006
Blair Mallory Series, #2
Paperback
Sarah's Child, August 2006
Trade Size (reprint)
Cover of Night, July 2006
Hardcover
Killing Time, June 2006
Paperback (reprint)
MacKenzies' Honor, September 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Mackenzie's Legacy, August 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Killing Time, June 2005
Hardcover
To Die For, December 2004
Paperback
Kiss Me While I Sleep, July 2004
Hardcover
Cry No More, April 2004
Paperback
Dying to Please, November 2003
Mass Market Paperback
Kill and Tell, October 2003
Mass Market Paperback
White Lies, October 2003
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Strangers in the Night, November 2002
Mass Market Paperback
Open Season, June 2002
Mass Market Paperback
Heartbreaker, February 2002
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Mr. Perfect, July 2001
Paperback (reprint)
Tears Of The Renegade, January 2001
Mass Market Paperback
All the Queen's Men, June 2000
Mass Market Paperback
Under The Boardwalk, June 1999
Paperback
Now You See Her, May 1999
Mass Market Paperback
Independent Wife, April 1999
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Upon a Midnight Clear, November 1998
Mass Market Paperback
Night Moves, October 1998
Paperback (reprint)
Cutting Edge, June 1998
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Diamond Bay, June 1998
Paperback (reprint)
Against The Rules, June 1998
Paperback (reprint)
Angel Creek, January 1998
Mass Market Paperback
Dream Man, January 1998
Mass Market Paperback
After the Night, November 1997
Mass Market Paperback
Heart of Fire, October 1997
Mass Market Paperback
Shades of Twilight, September 1997
Paperback
The Touch Of Fire, September 1997
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
A Lady of the West, September 1997
Mass Market Paperback
Son of the Morning, March 1997
Mass Market Paperback
Everlasting Love, May 1995
Mass Market Paperback
Midnight Rainbow, January 1986
Paperback
Trouble, November 0000
Paperback

 

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