Author Information
Carla Cassidy
  • Bibliography:
    178 Books (17 Series)
  • First Book:
    September 1991
  • Latest Book:
    July 2024
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About the Author

Carla Bracale grew up in a very small town in Kansas, USA. She was a Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader and local theater actress before she packed her bags and moved to New York City with dreams of becoming a dancer and actress. She got a job performing as a singer/dancer with a show band that traveled the East coast. During her touring, she met Frank Cassidy, her husband to be. After settling down into married life and starting a family, she remembered her childhood love of writing. She has always enjoyed reading, and she believes the only thing better than reading a good book is creating a good story.

Her first book, a young adult romance, was sold in 1988 under her maiden name. Her first adult romance was sold three years later under her married name. She wrote as Carla Cook. She is an award-winning author who has written more than 80 books. In 1995 she won Best Silhouette Romance of 1995 from Romantic Times Magazine for Anything for Danny. In 1998 she also won a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine for Best Innovative Series, and her 1998 release, Pregnant With His Child, was both a nominee for Best Silhouette Romance from Romantic Times Magazine and a RITA nominee in the Best Traditional category. Carla lives in the US Midwest with her husband, their daugther and their dogs, Sabra and Spooky. She loves to order items she'll never use from catalogs and believes all exercise should be banned.

Full Series List in Order

The Baker Brood

1 - Deputy Daddy (Mar-1996)
2 - Mom in the Making (Apr-1996)
3 - An Impromptu Proposal (May-1996)
4 - Daddy on the Run (Jun-1996)

Cherokee Corners

1 - Last Seen... (Jul-2003)
2 - Dead Certain (Oct-2003)
3 - Trace Evidence (Dec-2003)
4 - Manhunt (May-2004)

Cheyenne Nights

1 - Sunset Promises (Mar-1997)
2 - Midnight Wishes (Apr-1997)
3 - Sunrise Vows (May-1997)

Cowboy Cafe

1 - Her Cowboy Distraction (Jul-2012)
2 - The Cowboy's Claim (Oct-2012)
3 - Cowboy with a Cause (Jan-2013)
4 - Confessing to the Cowboy (Jun-2013)

Cowboys of Holiday Ranch

1 - A Real Cowboy (Mar-2015)
2 - Cowboy of Interest (Jun-2015)
3 - Cowboy Under Fire (Jan-2016)
4 - Cowboy at Arms (Mar-2016)
5 - Operation Cowboy Daddy (Oct-2016)
6 - Killer Cowboy (Jun-2017)
7 - Sheltered by the Cowboy (Sep-2017)
8 - Guardian Cowboy (Feb-2018)
9 - Cowboy Defender (Mar-2019)
10 - Cowboy's Vow to Protect (Feb-2020)
11 - The Cowboy's Targeted Bride (Nov-2020)
12 - The Last Cowboy Standing (Dec-2021)

The Delaney Heirs

1 - Man on a Mission (May-2001)
2 - Once Forbidden... (Nov-2001)
3 - To Wed and Protect (Jan-2002)
4 - Out of Exile (May-2002)

Kings of Coyote Creek

1 - Closing in on the Cowboy (Jul-2022)
2 - Revenge on the Ranch (Aug-2022)
3 - Gunsmoke in the Grassland (Sep-2022)

Lawmen of Black Rock

1 - His Case, Her Baby (Mar-2010)
2 - The Lawman's Nanny Op (Jul-2010)
3 - Cowboy Deputy (Jan-2011)
4 - Special Agent's Surrender (Mar-2011)
5 - Tool Belt Defender (Jan-2012)

Men of Wolf Creek

1 - Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Dec-2013)
2 - Lethal Lawman (Jan-2014)
3 - Lone Wolf Standing (Jul-2014)

Mustang, Montana

1 - Her Counterfeit Husband (Oct-1998)
2 - Code Name: Cowboy (Jan-1999)
3 - Rodeo Dad (Jun-1999)
4 - Wife for a Week (Oct-1999)
5 - Imminent Danger (Jul-2000)

The Pregnancy Test

1 - If the Stick Turns Pink... (Feb-2003)
2 - What If I'm Pregnant...? (Feb-2003)

The Recovery Men

1 - Interrogating The Bride (May-2009)
2 - Heiress Recon (Jun-2009)
3 - Pregnesia (Jul-2009)

The Scarecrow Murders

1 - Killer in the Heartland (Nov-2022)
2 - Guarding A Forbidden Love (Feb-2023)
3 - The Cowboy Next Door (Oct-2023)
4 - Stalker in the Storm (Jul-2024)

Scene of the Crime

1 - Bridgewater, Texas (Dec-2009)
2 - Bachelor Moon (Feb-2011)
3 - Widow Creek (Sep-2011)
4 - Mystic Lake (Feb-2012)
5 - Black Creek (Sep-2012)
6 - Deadman's Bluff (Apr-2013)
7 - Return to Bachelor Moon (Nov-2013)
8 - Return to Mystic Lake (May-2014)
9 - Baton Rouge (Oct-2014)
10 - Killer Cove (May-2015)
11 - The Deputy's Proof (Nov-2015)
12 - Who Killed Shelly Sinclair? (Feb-2016)
13 - Means and Motive (Nov-2016)


1 - Reluctant Wife (Apr-1998)
2 - Reluctant Dad (May-1998)

The Swamp Slayings

1 - Unsolved Bayou Murder (Jan-2024)
2 - Monster in the Marsh (Feb-2024)
3 - Wetlands Investigation (Mar-2024)

Wild West Bodyguards

1 - Protecting the Princess (Feb-2005)
2 - Defending The Rancher's Daughter (Jul-2005)
3 - The Bodyguard's Promise (Jun-2006)
4 - The Bodyguard's Return (Jan-2007)
5 - Safety In Numbers (May-2007)
6 - His New Nanny (Oct-2007)
7 - Snowbound With The Bodyguard (Jul-2008)
8 - The Sheriff's Secretary (Aug-2008)
9 - Natural-Born Protector (Sep-2008)
10 - The Rancher Bodyguard (Mar-2009)

Multi-Author Series List

2000 Launch

The Princess's White Knight (Jan-2000)

The Adair Legacy

1 - Her Secret, His Duty (Apr-2014)

Athena Force

7 - Deceived (Jan-2005)
16 - Pawn (Jul-2006)

Bodyguard of the Month

8 - Wanted: Bodyguard (Aug-2010)

Colton 911

3 - Target in Jeopardy (Sep-2019)
18 - Guardian in the Storm (Jul-2021)

Colton 911: Chicago

6 - Guardian in the Storm (Jul-2021)

The Coltons

Guardian in the Storm (Jul-2021)
12 - Pregnant in Prosperino (Apr-2002)
30 - A Hero Of Her Own (Feb-2009)
44 - The Colton Bride (Oct-2013)
48 - Her Colton Lawman (Nov-2014)
52 - The Colton Bodyguard (Nov-2015)
56 - Colton Cowboy Hideout (Jul-2016)
62 - Colton's Secret Son (Mar-2017)
77 - The Colton Cowboy (Jun-2018)
95 - Target in Jeopardy (Sep-2019)

The Coltons of Wyoming

4 - The Colton Bride (Oct-2013)

The Coltons of Oklahoma

6 - The Colton Bodyguard (Nov-2015)

Coltons of Texas

7 - Colton Cowboy Hideout (Jul-2016)

The Coltons of Shadow Creek

1 - Colton's Secret Son (Mar-2017)

The Coltons of Red Ridge

6 - The Colton Cowboy (Jun-2018)

The Coltons: Return to Wyoming

2 - Her Colton Lawman (Nov-2014)

A Cowboy for Every Mood

5 - By Order of the Prince (Jul-2011)

Cowboys Royale

By Order of the Prince (Jul-2011)

The Curse of Ravens Cliff

1 - With The Material Witness In The Safehouse (May-2008)

Fabulous Fathers

Pixie Dust (Sep-1993)
Anything for Danny (Dec-1994)

Firstborn Sons

Born of Passion (Aug-2001)

The Kelley Legacy

4 - Rancher Under Cover (Oct-2011)

Kenner County Crime Unit

Profile Durango (Feb-2009)

Legal Thriller

Passion in the First Degree (Jul-1996)

Lone Star Country Club

Promised to a Sheik (Oct-2002)

The Loop

2 - Getting It Right: Jessica (Sep-1994)

Lost and Found

A Father's Love (Jan-1999)

Love in 60 Seconds

5 Minutes to Marriage (Sep-2009)

Marrying The Boss's Daughter

Rules of Engagement (Jan-2004)

Maximum Men

Enigma (Apr-2010)


Will You Give My Mommy a Baby (Aug-1998)

Perfect, Wyoming

6 - Mercenary's Perfect Mission (Jun-2012)

Romancing the Crown

Secrets of a Pregnant Princess (Aug-2002)

Romantic Traditions

Try to Remember (Apr-1994)

Royally Wed

4 - The Princess's White Knight (Jan-2000)


A Gift from the Past (Jun-2003)

The Stanbury Crown

4 - An Officer and a Princess (Jun-2001)

Tactical Crime Division

1 - 48 Hour Lockdown (Apr-2020)

A Tale of the Sea

1 - More Than Meets the Eye (Jul-2002)

Top Secret Deliveries

2 - The Cowboy's Secret Twins (Nov-2009)
6 - Cowboy's Triplet Trouble (Nov-2011)

Tough Justice

1 - Exposed (Jan-2016)
8 - Hunted (Jan-2016)

Ultimate Heroes

7 - Heiress Recon (Jun-2009)

Under the Mistletoe

The Littlest Matchmaker (Dec-1993)
Anything for Danny (Dec-1994)

Vengeance in Texas

A Profiler's Case for Seduction (Apr-2013)

Virgin Brides

16 - Waiting for the Wedding (Feb-2000)

Written in the Stars

Whatever Alex Wants... (Apr-1992)

A Year of Loving Dangerously

Strangers When We Married (Dec-2000)

You're Invited

Something New (Jun-1993)

Book List in Order: 178 titles

Award-Winning Books by Carla Cassidy

Anything for Danny
1995 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Silhouette Romance

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Carla Cassidy has published 178 books.

Carla Cassidy does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Stalker in the Storm, was published in July 2024.

The first book by Carla Cassidy, Patchwork Family, was published in September 1991.

Yes. Carla Cassidy has 17 series.