Giving a fairytale and a "Texas Devil" a second chance

Texas and Texans fascinate a lot of authors, especially in romance. Many write about strong Texan main characters and set their stories in this state, even though they themselves may not live here. This month, our two featured authors and their books exemplify such keen interest.



Fairytale Retelling


Is a fairytale ending even possible for an outlaw and the woman who convinces him that love is worth a risk?


Elise Erindelle lives in an isolated cabin in the wilds of the Texas mountains near the quaint town of Charming. She’s a flower seller who’s never thought of doing anything else because she knows she’s always been a bit different. But when a mysterious stranger comes to her door one winter night, she starts to rethink her entire future.


Chauncey Cade gets caught in a vicious snowstorm and has to seek shelter. His hostess is enchanting, but his heart was shattered long ago by a terrible tragedy that has set him on the path of being a wanted man. He doesn’t intend to care for Elise, especially with the constant, lurking threat of Canadian bounty hunters, but her serene manner quickly captures his heart and before long, he finds himself praying for a miracle.


Frozen Fancy is the fourth stand-alone story in the Charming Tales series and is free to borrow by Kindle Unlimited subscribers. All the books in the series are fairytale retellings set in various parts of the fictional town of Charming, Texas.



Tabetha Waite began her writing journey at a young age. At nine years old, she was crafting stories of all kinds on an old Underwood typewriter. She started reading romance in high school and immediately fell in love with the genre. Tabetha is a small-town Missouri girl who continues to make her home in the Midwest with her husband and two wonderful daughters. When she’s not writing novels filled with adventure and heart, she is either reading or searching the local antique mall or flea market for the latest interesting find. She and her family visited Galveston this summer and became big fans of Buc-ee’s and Whataburger.



Second Chance Christmas Romance


Andy Matthews is a third-generation Texas Ranger. Despite being known locally as a Texan Devil, Andy has always been one of the good guys. But this Christmas, his loyalties will be tested.


All Andy wants is a quiet Christmas, and snow is building. Left to man Ranger HQ while his bosses are chasing a fugitive, he deals with small-time crimes, staffing issues, and runs into his high school sweetheart, Ella Harding, who supplies Christmas wreaths for his units.


When he gets a call that something isn’t quite right over at the Kinland Creek homestead and that Ella might be involved, Andy heads out despite crossing over his jurisdiction line. When he arrives at Kinland Creek, he discovers a lot of missing cattle, Ella’s car, but no Ella in sight. Following her into the woodlands, he worries about the coming snowstorm and a set of tracks that lead after Ella’s into the forest.


Ranger’s Wish is Book One of the Austin-set Texan Devils Series and will be available on Kindle Unlimited starting November 20.



Sofia Aves writes fast-paced police romances, suspenseful mysteries, steamy cowboys with a Montana backdrop, and the occasional cheeky god. She loves reading books by Indie authors and hides her collection of college romance books beneath an ever-growing TBR pile. A mom of three crazies and an overly large fur baby who thinks she’s a teacup puppy, Sofia lives near Brisbane, Australia. She loves orchids but can’t always keep them alive.


Maida Malby is finishing her Carpe Diem Chronicles stories so she can start her next military romance series set in San Antonio. Follow her at