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Poppy Parkes - book author

Poppy Parkes is the author of sweet and hot love stories, including The Light Between Us and Finding Me and You. Poppy writes, paints, and dreams in Montana, where she raises her two sons. She is in love with luscious color, moon-gazing, and dancing wild. And coffee. And wine. And chocolate. You know how it is.

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Poppy Parkes is the author of books: Her Declaration of Independence (The Fireworks Series), Cowboy's Pride, First Time Player, Falling Into You, Mister Cowboy, Giddy Up, Cowgirl, Hot for the Holidays, Our Happy Holiday: A Steamy Christmas Short Story, Accidental Valentine, The Light Between Us

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Betsy Madison just got broken up with and is looking to make a fresh declaration of her own independence. Studly firefighter Jamie Banner is looking for a change of pace in Milltown. When they meet, fireworks are guaranteed.

The Fourth of July is my absolutely least favorite thing. An entire day dedicated to thundering explosions and crazy-making lights that drive my clients wild (well, wilder than they already are, given that they’re cats and dogs)? Thanks, but no.

The only thing I like less than the Fourth is my ex, and good riddance to him. I gave him seven years of my life, and in the end he gave me an eyeful of his cheating ass in my bed with some brunette. Said he wasn’t ready for long term, that he needed something explosive. I hope the fact that I had a moving van and team at the house within the hour, moving his shit the hell out of there, was explosive enough for him.

So sure, while I’m not exactly thrilled about this year’s fireworks show — the one that puts my town of Milltown, Colorado, on the map — I’m ready for something new. Something fresh. Something . . . well, something explosive. In a good way.

This year, I’m celebrating the Fourth by making a fresh declaration of independence to bring me back to life after seven years of gathering dust on the arm of a guy who didn’t deserve me — or, hell, even want me.

It’s time to focus on me.

When firefighter Jamie Banner walks into my life, I know exactly what I’d like to do with him. And it’s not exactly ladylike.

Happy 4th of July!

Welcome to Milltown, Colorado, population 15,000, where the only things hotter than the annual fireworks show are the men in uniform and the women who want to light their fuses.

Join the authors of Flirt Club in The Fireworks Series of stories that celebrate small-town summers, BBQs, and all things that end with a bang!

Where will you be when the fireworks start?
He's made something of himself and, in spite of herself, she likes what she sees.

Rosalie George hasn't been back to the lakeside tourist town of Paulson, Montana, for years. She's got her reasons -- damned good ones. But this year her family wouldn't let her miss the annual cherry festival, so in an effort to appease the people who loved her so well through so much, she's back in Paulson. When the hotel drops her reservation, she finds herself at Starwood Rest, an up-and-coming luxury camping resort with actual tents and a herd of a horses -- and a hunk of an owner.

Jess Porter was a quiet beanpole of a teenager, voted least likely to succeed after high school. But he stayed in Paulson and, against all the odds, is now owner of Starwood Rest, the best damn glamping spot in the Flathead Valley -- and soon to be, he believes, in the west. He can handle anything life throws his way -- but when he learns that his high school crush, Rosalie George, is staying at Starwood, he can't shake the feelings for her that come rushing back.

She's got every reason to run from Paulson, and he can't see himself ever leaving. But when Rosalie and Jess reenter each other's orbits, they begin to question what really matters to them, and what's worth giving up for the right reasons -- and the right person.
Is electric attraction enough to break down their barriers?

First Time Player is a sweet and hot instalove nerd romance. Wes is defying his parents' expectations to go into tech, Ana owns the best damn video game store in town. They meet at a geek convention, and the attraction is instant and undeniable. But is that hunger enough for them to break through their barriers and satisfy their cravings for connection?

Wes is the consummate golden child in his family and has the world at his finger tips — but he risks it all to follow his dream of designing apps for video gamers. And now he’s making it, finding success against all the odds.

When he meets Ana — owner of the best damn video game store in town, if she does say so herself — at his first gaming con, he feels an instant connection that makes him crave her like no other.

And Ana feels it, too, powerfully. But she’s been hurt so many times by the men she’s met while scouting new tech at these events, and she’s afraid to trust that it’s safe to open her heart to Wes. But she wants to — and wants him. Badly.

Will Ana let herself fall for this man who seems to be everything she’s been craving? And Wes has a secret that could drive her crazy, but he’s not sure how to tell her.

This is a sweet and sassy instalove novella from the author of The Light Between Us books, and sure to please fans of quick ’n’ dirty romances.

I left Edgewood as soon as I could. After a teen pregnancy made me the town outcast, I can't say I've had any desire to return. But it’s been years, and now my mother is ill and I can't stay away. So I'll go back because I have to. Because I love my family. I won't stay, though, I know that for sure.

At least, I thought I did. Until Ash shows up and makes me question everything. He was one of the very few people who never turned their back on me. And now, seeing him again after all these years, I feel drawn to him in a way I can’t explain — and that I ache to explore, if only I have the courage.


Isla was always off limits. She was my best friend’s sister. After I saw how he reacted when her high school boyfriend knocked up and then abandoned her, I knew I couldn’t risk our friendship on the chance she might have feelings for me. Besides, between finishing school and being a young mom, she had enough on her plate without me muddying the waters.

But now she’s back, come so far from where she was when she left Edgewood — and she’s more beautiful than ever.

And maybe I’m crazy, but I can’t shake the sense that my feelings toward her might not be one-sided. The only question is, will I take the chance now that I didn’t before?

Falling Into You is a sweet and smutty second chance romance set in autumn New England. It’s guaranteed to warm you up on a chilly fall evening with its heat and happily ever after.
Ho ho... no?

It’s the holiday season, and the Flirt Club authors have a flirty new short story collaboration to deck your halls.

Meet the six scrooges of Snowdon, a quaint Massachusetts town that goes all out for the winter holidays. If only there was something (or someone...) that could melt these scrooges' holiday humbug and help them find something to love about the holidays.

Hang those stockings, trim that tree, and get your hot cocoa ready — the Sleeping With the Scrooge series releases December 4th, 2019!
Just because you've stopped looking for love doesn't mean it won't find you . . .

Beau’s sick of his parents setting him up with a random woman every Valentine’s Day.

Scarlett is fed up with an endless stream of first dates that never go anywhere.

They’re both done with love, period.

But love is as stubborn as they are, and it’s not done with either of them yet.

This new short & ever-so-sweet Valentine’s love story from Poppy Parkes is sure to make you smile, swoon, and fall in love with its happy ending.