Award winning author Carra Copelin writes contemporary and historical romance. Current project is The Texas Code, a series of romantic suspense novels to include Code Of Honor, Code Of Conscience, Code Of Justice, Code Of Law, Katie and the Irish Texan, and Matelyn and the Texas Ranger.

Friday, November 1, 2013


I'm excited to announce that my two Holiday Short Stories are now available on Amazon for just 99 cents each. They are both feel good romances that have been rummaging around in my head for a while. As a matter of fact, A SANTA FOR CHRISTMAS was posted on this blog last Christmas as a very short story and I loved it so much that I added more to it to finish out Merry and Sam's tale. While writing their Christmas Eve experience, Lilah and Jack popped into my head insisting to have their story told. So I did. And the fun part for me is they're both set in Texas.

Blurb for A Santa For Christmas: 

Merry Hernandez has lost both her father and her brother in the last year to unfortunate circumstances, and, due to a bad economy, stands to lose her business, Very Merry Events, as well.,. No one is spending unnecessarily for parties they can plan themselves. While that is bad, she regrets most not participating in the River Walk Christmas Pageant in San Antonio, Texas, where her father always played Santa and handed out toys to the children. Will the handsome stranger and his father be able to help her fulfill her dreams?

Sam Claus has journeyed to Texas with his father to help him make a young woman's Christmas wish come true. Due to the older man's illness, Sam doesn't see a way to help Merry Hernandez. Throughout their evening together on Christmas Eve, too many circumstances occur that he can't explain. Will Sam be able to turn the tide of events in her favor?

Will Sam and Merry realize their special connection and reach their Happily Ever After?
Blurb for Lilah By Midnight: 
Lilah Canfield's career as a country music performer is on the line. It's New Years Eve and she has one last chance to save her career with a performance in Forth Worth at Billy Bob's Texas. Bad thing is the worst snow storm in a century has hit the Texas Panhandle making passage on the highways dangerous at best and closed at worst. When her motor coach slides off the road into a snow bank outside her hometown of Mistletoe, Texas, will Lilah make her gig and save her career? Or will she give it all up for a second chance with her high school sweetheart and first love?
It's been two years since his wife passed away and Jack McCommas is ready to move forward for himself and his eight year old daughter. When he and a friend stop to help the folks in a stranded motor coach, he can't believe Lilah Canfield's standing in front of him and is literally shocked to realize the old spark is still there when they touch. If she chooses her career, will he be able to let her go a second time? Or will he try to convince her to stay in Mistletoe?
An early review for A Santa For Christmas from Deborah says, "I loved this Christmas story. It's a very sweet story of love, hope and of course happy ever after."
And for Lilah By Midnight, Deborah says, "Another great holiday story by Carra Copelin. This one is a New Years story, with a very sweet happy ending."
I hope you enjoy these Holiday Romances which can be found on Amazon at these links:
A Santa For Christmas,
Lilah By Midnight,
Thank you for stopping by, and I wish you an early Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, August 30, 2013



Eight friends and I have united to produce what we think is a wonderful boxed set, NINE WAYS TO FALL IN LOVE.  We released the set on September 1st for only 99 cents at Amazon. That's only 11 cents per book!  Each book is a romance, but some are suspense and some are humor, contemporary or historical. Our launch party is going strong and friends are having tons of fun! 

To introduce the boxed set, we are giving away lots of prizes all through the month of September. Giveaways will include a Kindle Fire, jewelry, ebooks, autographed print books, gift cards, and a Coach bag filled with books.

Sign up join the launch party on Facebook at, and leave a comment or subscribe to the newsletter at
Simple, yes, but beware this super bargain lasts only through September 30th. October 1st, the price goes to its regular price of $8.99, still a great price for nine books.

A 5 STAR review says, "This is a great collection of love stories. I was surprised to see this many romance novels in one set. These are full length novels. I loved Code of Honor, a debut novel by Carra Copelin. I've not read anything by Caroline Clemmons and I loved the Texan's Irish Bride. Two Sides of A Heartbeat is part of a series and very good. I've already read book 1, Running to You in that series, so it was great that I got book 2 as part of this set. Sweet Return by Anna Jeffrey had to be my favorite.

This is a great collection and I've been recommending it to everyone."

Here’s a rundown of the authors and titles included:

Caroline Clemmons, THE TEXAN’S IRISH BRIDE, a western historical romance.
Cenora Rose O’Neill knows her father arranged the marriage trap for Dallas McClintock but she’d do anything to protect her family. Wounded rescuing Cenora from kidnappers, rancher Dallas learns his wife has a silly superstition for everything. But passion-filled nights with her make up for her annoying habits and family.

Carra Copelin, CODE OF HONOR, a contemporary, sexy romance with mystery
Graeme McAlister returned home to discover why his foster brother supposedly overdosed on morphine and crashed a company jet. When Graeme McAlister comes back to McTiernan, TX and stirs up widow Maggie Benning’s old memories and feelings, can she overcome past pain to accept the a new love in her life? Can Graeme and Maggie fight the evil threatening their family?

Geri Foster, OUT OF THE SHADOWS, a contemporary, sexy, romantic suspense
Falcon Securities Agent Brody Hawke sees the world from a tilted angle. His best friend, A.J., who saved Brody’s life is captured and diplomats are getting nowhere in his rescue. Brody takes over even though he knows his impetuous actions will ruin his career. He is not willing to abandon his friend to torture in a Mexican jungle hacienda. What’s Brody’s plan—kidnap a CIA agent and use her as bait.
CIA agent Kate Stone is fighting for her job and sanity after a failed attack in Iraq. She knows the truth is out there somewhere, but can’t prove it. Her life is torn apart when Brody kidnaps her. When she and Brody reach A.J., they learn the situation is more serious and far-reaching than they’d imagined. Brody, Kate and Falcon Securities must rescue A.J. and stop the assassination of the President of the United States.
Can Brody and Kate find true love in the mist of all the chaos? And can Brody accept what Kate revels about his past so he can finally reach out for a love of his own?

Kathy Ivan, LOSING CASSIE, a contemporary paranormal romantic suspense

Welcome to Destiny's Desire Lodge, where The Fates can manipulate the threads of life at their whim and the Fate-Keeper battles to unite the predestined souls of true love. Firefighter Jake Stone lost the love of his life when his high school sweetheart disappeared. The arrival of a mysterious letter promising answers draws Jake to Destiny's Desire. Cassie Daniels has been running for seven long years. At Destiny's Desire she might finally have a chance for a happy future, if she can face the evil from her past. When Fate and Destiny collide . . . can Love survive?

Anna Jeffrey, SWEET RETURN, contemporary romance

When renowned war correspondent and photojournalist Dalton Parker is dragged back to his hometown to face his past and handle a family crisis, the last thing he expects is to see a prime pasture of his family’s Lazy P ranch taken over by hundreds of stinking chickens. There’s an explanation for this and its name is Joanna Walsh, his mother’s best friend. While Joanna is a good-looking woman who’s no dummy, she’s the most uncompromising and infuriating woman Dalton has ever met. Still, he can’t keep from admiring her caring nature and common sense. The dumbest thing he could do is try to lure her into his bed, but he’s never been smart when it comes to women. Joanna Walsh is known for trying to fix other people’s problems. Believing the oldest Parker son could and should help his mother, Joanna is the one who called him to come back to town. And that turned out to be the biggest mistake she’s ever made. Once the rugged, self-assured Dalton sees her hens and her free-range egg operation, he’s determined they have to go. Yet, through their daily conflicts, Joanna starts to see that while he’s seen and photographed the worst of humanity and grown a hard shell, deep down he’s a softie hiding a damaged heart. At the same time she dreads his abrasiveness, she can’t keep from being drawn to him in a way she’s never been before. Can she fix him, too?

Paty Jager, SECRET OF A MAYAN MOON, a contemporary, Isabella Mumphrey mystery/romantic suspense

Child prodigy and now Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her job at the university. In the world of publish or perish, her mentor’s request for her assistance on a dig is just the opportunity she’s been seeking. If she can decipher an ancient stone table—and she can—she’ll keep her department. She heads to Guatemala, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions. DEA agent Tino Kosta, is out to avenge the deaths of his family. He’s deep undercover as a jaguar tracker and sometimes jungle guide, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.

DeLaine Roberts, TWO SIDES OF A HEARTBEAT, a contemporary romance with mystery
"I never stopped loving you, I just stopped begging for you. There's a difference."

After a beautiful proposal, Dr. Grayson Brooks pleads with his fiance', Alexandra Morrison, not to get on the plane. Once the plane is in the air, the events that unfold turn their lives upside down. The tragedy and loss engulfs both families in a situation that spirals out of control.

Secrets are revealed and the past once again haunts both families; as if that isn't enough, Olivia Balcone, once engaged to Grayson and romantically involved with his twin brother, Harrison, returns to Dallas and stirs up more feelings and a lot more trouble.

Alexandra was so close to having it all: a baby, a gorgeous husband, and a family united. But is she strong enough to fight for what she wanted?

Jacquie Rogers, SLEIGHT OF HEART, a western historical romance

Starched-up Lexie Campbell, more comfortable with neat and tidy numbers than messy emotions, must find the man who ruined her little sister and make him marry her. When his lookalike brother Burke appears, she greets him with a gun and forces him to help her. Smooth-dealing Burke O’Shaughnessy, riverboat gambler and prestidigitator, must find his brother Patrick to claim the family fortune. But when Lexie shows an astounding talent for counting cards and calculating odds, he figures she might be useful after all. Can he resist the queen of hearts? 

Beth Trissel, SOMEWHERE MY LOVE, a paranormal romance
Two hundred years ago Captain Cole Wentworth was murdered in his chamber where his portrait still hangs. Presently the estate is a family owned museum run by Will Wentworth. As spirit-sensitive tour guide Julia Morrow begins to remember the events of Cole's death, she must convince Will that history is repeating, and he has the starring role in the tragedy. The blade is about to fall.


 I'll be looking for you at the party!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013


My cover for my new release, CODE OF HONOR, made it to Round Two in the SUMMER COVER SMACKDOWN, Hooray!! Thanks to all of you who voted in Round One.

The second round of voting is open from now until Midnight EST, August 27, 2013. Click on the link to sign in and post your vote for my cover and the others that strike your fancy. You will be entered to to win a $10 gift card to either Amazon or B&N. Thanks in advance for your support. Now here's the link:

Love you lots!

CODE OF HONOR buy links Amazon for Kindle ebook and print:

and, Smashwords for nook, kobo and iTunes:

Find me on my website:
Facebook: http://facebook/carracopelin
Twitter: http://twitter/CarraCopelin


Sunday, August 18, 2013


Please join me today on Smart Girls Read Romance as I explore the importance of location for our novels. Follow the link:

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Saturday, August 17, 2013


My cover for my new release, CODE OF HONOR, is included in the SUMMER COVER SMACKDOWN! Yay!!

The first round of voting is open until midnight Monday, August 19, 2013. Click on the link to sign in and post your vote for my cover and the others that strike your fancy. You will be entered to to win a $10 gift card. Thanks in advance for your support. Now here's the link:

Love you lots!

My book, CODE OF HONOR, can be found on Amazon for Kindle ebook and print at,

Find me on my website:

Facebook: http://facebook/carracopelin

Twitter: http://twitter/CarraCopelin