Best Selling author Carra Copelin writes contemporary and historical romance. The Texas Code Series, contemporary romantic suspense novels include Code Of Honor, Book One. The Brides of Texas Code Series, western historical novellas, explores the Texas Code Series beginnings. Katie and the Irish Texan, Book 1, Matelyn and the Texas Ranger, Book 2, and Angel and the Texan from County Cork, Book 3. Laurel:Bride of Arkansas, American Mail-Order Brides Series, Book 25

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.

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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:

Remember to leave a comment so I'll know you were there!


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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:

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Twitter: http://twitter/CarraCopelin


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Guesting Today With Caroline Clemmons

I'm a guest today on Caroline Clemmons, A Writer's Life Blog. I hope you can stop by to visit with us. Caroline is an author of historical and contemporary romance, romantic suspense, mysteries, and paranormals and, after we chat, you can peruse her beautiful site to check out her books.

Follow the link to learn more about me.

I hope to see you there. Leave us a comment so I know you visited us!

Thanks, Carra

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Guest Interview Today with Lyn Horner

I'm late posting this today, but I hope you can stop by Lyn Horner's Blog for a visit. I'm answering interview questions in hopes of telling a bit about myself and my writing. I included a blurb and excerpt for my debut novel, CODE OF HONOR, Texas Code Series, Book One. I look forward to seeing you there and reading a comment or two. Follow this link

Thanks, Carra

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Sunday, August 4, 2013


Are you feeling lucky? From now, August 4th to Monday, August 19th, five copies of CODE OF HONOR are on Goodreads for a book giveaway. Here's the link:

I hope you head on over and click the rectangular box to Enter to WIN!

Good luck Bookworms!


Friday, July 19, 2013


CODE OF HONOR is now available on Amazon for Kindle and print, Barnes and Noble in paperback and on Create Space for print.


Graeme McAlister has returned home to Texas to discover why his foster brother overdosed on morphine and crashed the company jet. The idea makes no sense, but the NTSB and coroner's reports both confirm suicide. Graeme's determined to unearth the truth and return to Washington, D.C. but, when he sees his brother's widow, will he be able to handle the biggest revelation of all?


A widow at the age of twenty-eight, Maggie Benning, resolves to establish a successful and independent life for herself and her five-year-old son, Andy. Her initial goal is getting back her RN job at the hospital ER where she was accused of stealing the drugs that killed her husband ten months ago. She's reconstructing her shattered life when Graeme McAlister comes back to McTiernan, Texas and stirs up old memories and feelings she thought long buried. Can she overcome past hurt and loss of trust to accept the possibility of a new love in her life?



 Maggie took her place behind the scarred, antique oak bar. She tied a worn bleached-white apron over her jeans, gathered the empty glasses and bottles and swiped a bar towel over the sticky remnants of beer and mixed drinks spilled earlier in the afternoon.
She looked across the bar, through layers of swirled smoke, to the handful of customers sitting at tables surrounding the dance floor. Businessmen and good old boys exchanged stories from their day while enjoying the frigid indoor temperature, band members set up their equipment, and a few cowboys played pool off to the far right.
Two men sat at a table in a shadowed back corner, their heads angled close in deep conversation. It was too dark to see their faces, but they appeared almost angry at times, each taking his turn stabbing the tabletop with an index finger to make his point. Maggie wondered what their story was. Were they discussing a major transaction, ranchers making a deal or enemies settling a score?
Before her imagination could run any other direction, Harry walked up with a stack of clean towels. He placed them on a shelf behind the bar then stood between her and her curiosity, effectively blocking her view.
* * *
Jaw clenched and tense as a bull rider waiting for the gate to spring open, Graeme stared at the drink in his hand as his older brother took verbal swings at his character.
"Now that you're back, do you have the balls to stay, or are you going to turn tail and disappear again?" With that final sarcastic shot, he finally shut-up.
Graeme pushed upright in his chair to loosen the kinks from his back and shoulders. Every muscle screamed a protest at being bunched in a knot.
Elliott's words stung like the slap of Andrew's hand the first time Graeme had openly defied an order. He supposed, in all fairness, his brother had a right to ask the question. Whether one was born a Benning or raised as one, family meant everything. And, while he hadn't had a choice on whether to go or stay, he hadn't been available when the family had needed him.
While Graeme didn't have an answer yet, he damn sure had a few questions of his own for Dallas County's Assistant District Attorney.
Graeme took a swig from his longneck as Elliott mirrored his actions. They were, he thought, like two grade school opponents sizing each other up on the playground at recess. Graeme swiped at the condensation on the beer bottle while deciding where to begin.
"So Wyatt never contacted you, at any time, before the crash? You had no idea he was in trouble?"
"No. Not a clue." Elliott shifted in his chair, repositioned his beer. His foster brother made it apparent that he was unaccustomed to being questioned. Either that or there was something else he wasn't saying.
"Nothing . . ." Elliott swiped at a water puddle under the bottle. "It's nothing."
"Look, if we're going to get to the bottom of this, we have to level with one another. What were you going to say?"
"You know Wyatt. He was never like the rest of us. He didn't act out, never bucked the system. He always kept things bottled up."
"Yeah, that goody two-shoes act used to piss me off. We could never wheedle anything out of him." Graeme shook his head and grinned.
"Well, it was the same thing this time, except…"
"Elliott," Graeme ground out his brother's name, huffed out a sigh in exasperation. "Stop dragging this out. What?"
"Maggie came to the office about a month prior to the accident. She asked me for the name of a good divorce attorney."
That news ripped through Graeme like a shot.  After digesting it for a minute, he asked, "Did you give her one?"
"Yeah, I did."
Graeme leaned toward the table, rested his forearms against the edge. "Did she go? Did she file?"
"No." Elliott picked up his bottle, drained its contents then answered sadly, "Whether or not she intended to, I don't know, because the next time I saw her, Wyatt was dead. Soon after the funeral, she moved in with that ditzy friend of hers like she didn't want anything to do with the family."
"Is that when you decided to charge her with theft of the morphine Wyatt likely overdosed with? When she was alone and vulnerable?"
Elliott scowled. "D.A. Harrison was relatively new in his job and still trying to impress the good people of Dallas County."
Snorting in disgust, Graeme ground out, "And he did it at Maggie's expense."
"Yeah, but not without cause. The drugs disappeared from the hospital's inventory and the investigators narrowed the time down to Maggie's shift."
"What did she have to say about that?"
"She denied stealing the drugs, of course."
"You don't really think she did, do you?"
"I don't want to, but . . . hell, I don't know," Elliott said with a sigh. "You knew her better when we were growing up. Do you think she's capable?"
Graeme pushed his chair away from the table. "I think I should talk to Maggie to get her side of the story."
Elliott leaned back in his own chair, sported a grin, and glanced past him. "Somehow I don't think you'll have to go far."
Graeme swiveled around to see Maggie standing behind the bar.  While he tried to decide whether to go up to her now or wait until tomorrow, Maggie looked out across the room and made eye contact.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Smart Girls Read Romance: Did you know in Florida, SINGLE GIRLS CAN'T JUMP? ...

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SINGLE GIRLS CAN'T JUMP? ...: Character Interview: Shelley Clark Star of Single Girls  Can't Jump by Jacquie Rogers Welcome to Smart Girls Read Romance!...

                                                                    Jacquie Rogers

Please stop by  for a fun character interview! Leave a comment for Jacquie while you're there to be entered for a giveaway.


Friday, May 31, 2013

Smart Girls Read Romance

I want to share some exciting news with you. A new blog has been formed with myself and twelve other authors called, Smart Girls Read Romance. We promise to be fun and informative with prizes and a few surprises along the way.

The blog goes live, June 2nd!
I will be blogging on the 18th of each month.

 Check in to see the list of excellent contributing authors.

Check out the fabulous video, too, for Smart Girls Read Romance!

I look forward to seeing you there!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Wishes

Mother's Day is celebrated in the United States on the second Sunday in May and generally focuses on recognizing mothers and their roles in our daily lives.

My sweet mother, Matelyn Roddy Carr, passed away twenty-one years ago. I miss her more with each passing day and offer this poem for her.

I'd like to take this time to wish a wonderful day to mothers everywhere, especially the ones I know. I love you all so very much.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. The authors over at Sweethearts of the West have been celebrating women like, Cattle Kate, Stagecoach Mary, Sierra Nevada Phillips, Lottie Deno, and Nellie Tayloe Ross to name a few. These women and many more played an integral part in developing our nation in numerous ways.

I'm guest-posting today about Molly Goodnight, Armstrong County, Texas pioneer and wife of Charles Goodnight. Molly embodied the strength and spirit that has made Texas an enduring example to the rest of the country.

I hope you'll join me at Sweethearts of the West,, to read about Molly and enjoy their beautiful site. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you there.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Cover Reveal for Code of Honor

I'm excited to present my first cover for my very first book titled, Code of Honor. It is Book One in the Texas Code Series. I'm hoping to publish in the summer of 2013.

The cover was beautifully designed by, Book Covers By Ramona. She has pre-made covers or will custom design one expressly for your work, and creates Novel Trailers and Promotional Videos. Visit her site to view her information and pre-made cover examples. Ramona is an absolute gem to work with and I will go to her often for my book cover needs.

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment if you liked the cover or need more info on Ramona's book covers. I love it when you talk to me!


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Alamo - Myths and Misconceptions

The Alamo

Texas history facts and legendary lore are as vast as the state itself and are just as well known. The problem with this is that through the years the myths and misconceptions have grown as well. I came across The Alamo website this morning where an article addresses some of these misconceptions about Texas Independence and the story surrounding the Alamo, and thought I'd share the link with you.

I found this very interesting reading and hope you'll check it out.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013


99cent EBOOKS: COOKING UP NEW YEAR'S DINNER: Are you having a family get together for New Year’s Day? Football party? If so, you might want to download my cookbook, complete with m...