A Nebraska native, A.C. Wilson now lives in historic Abilene, Kansas with her husband and two boys. Always an avid reader, A.C. first fell in love with historical romances both Regency and Western. The world was a wide open place where adventures could happen even between the pages of a book. Deciding to give the characters in her head some room to breathe, A.C. started typing and hasn’t looked back.
The Black Hills series books are contemporary western romances set in the iconic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Johnson family holds true to their values of love, duty, family, and loyalty.
A new “clean” young adult romance series is here! Discovering Taryn (Levi & Taryn, #1) is now available as well as Chasing Taryn (Levi &Taryn, #2). Watch for Deserving Taryn (Levi & Taryn, #3) to complete the series in the November 23, 2016.
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Black Hills Angel: “Perma-Free”
Synopsis for Black Hills Angel
Andy Martin is completely and utterly at the end of her rope. She is both mother, father, and provider to her infant daughter, Harper. Her family has turned their backs. Her job is nearly non-existent with her inability to make it there. The lack of sleep and lack of faith in humanity is devastating. There is nowhere left to turn for help. Angels come when we least expect them.
Matt Johnson has lived his entire life in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He knows the value of family, duty, and loyalty. It is quite a shock when he finds a screaming baby and its crying mother in an apartment hallway. Something unexplainable draws him forward and coaxes him into her life. All he wants is to ease her burden and show her that people can be trusted. Love has a funny way of showing a person just where they are meant to be and Matt is in for a wild ride.
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Black Hills Blessing:
Synopsis for Black Hills Blessing
Garrett Johnson is a sexy cowboy from South Dakota, who curbs any woman’s need for commitment. His relationships are all about the fun; sex, drinking, and companionship. If she wants more from him, the game is over and he moves on. It has been this way since he left his hometown of Hot Springs after high school graduation.
Garrett is looking for something, anything that might take away the monotonous feeling of traveling down the same dead end path. An argument over the future of his family’s ranch sends him out into the middle of a snowstorm only to be rescued by a dark-haired, golden eyed siren. A captivating woman who could change the game altogether!
Rayne Randall left South Dakota fifteen years earlier in anger and grief at the tragic loss of her mother. She has only now returned after the death of her estranged father. There is more pain and destruction in this place than any other. She has been cursed to live each day with the understanding that her father killed her mother.
Rayne wants nothing to do with her family’s ranch. There are no ties here worth remembering! So why did she have to meet a sinfully handsome cowboy who would inspire her to dig for the truth? Assuming the job as her foreman and her friend, Garrett Johnson just might be the blessing Rayne never thought would come.
Black Hills Rebel
Black Hills Rebel Synopsis:
Nora Johnson-White has been labeled a great many things all of her life, but she has never been able to claim herself as her own. She has floundered as a young woman, desperate to find love with all of the wrong guys. One amazing summer, three unrequited words, and nine months later, her life is irrevocably changed.
Nora is a lost soul clinging to a dream that even her own mind cannot fully understand. How could a woman love one man, say vows before God to another, and maintain her sanity? She might be an outcast. She might deserve the censure. She might destroy precious lives and she just might be a rebel in the making.
Randy White is a good man, husband, and stepfather. For five years he set his sights on the most beautiful creature he has ever seen and with persistence, Randy finally got Nora to marry him. What more could he ask for?
His heart aches for the gentle touch of her hand and a kind word from her lips. He longs for his wife to even want to be in the same room, let alone the same bed. It is time to convince Nora they are worth fighting to keep. He isn’t sure he can just walk away if she says goodbye.
Black Hills Secrets (Black Hills Series, #4)
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Black Hills Secrets Synopsis:
Blake Phails is struggling with the loss of his best friend and brother-in-arms. He is desperately choking back the guilt of not dying and now must face the emptiness of the world alone. It is difficult to find peace anywhere and home, well, he has no idea where that even might be. It is not a concept he is well acquainted with.
His mother gave him a picture. There was a date and a town in South Dakota written on the back. Hot Springs. He has made up his mind to go, but there is no way to predict just what is ahead.
Bailey Campbell’s greatest joy is the wide open spaces on the back of her horse, Liberty. There is nothing quite like freedom and sadly, it always comes at a price. Every time Bailey takes one step away, her stepfather reels her back in by using her half-sister as bait. He is vicious and abusive.
It is a part of her life Bailey struggles to keep hidden until a chance meeting with a soldier as battered as she. Following destiny’s guidance, can Blake and Bailey embrace a future without secrets?
Black Hills Forever
Black Hills Forever Synopsis
The sweetness of beginnings can bind two hearts together forever. The beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota is about to see another such beginning. A wedding of a couple whose love is as unrestrained as a winter snowstorm. Suspicions can be conquered and truths can be proven. Memories can be made and dreams can be broken. Forever doesn’t always mean easy.
In an ordinary moment, a life can be altered forever. The Johnson family is set adrift in a sea of turmoil as the unthinkable happens and their father, Travis Johnson is injured. A pillar of their family is fighting for his life and suddenly, the everyday, petty things don’t seem to matter anymore. Lacey Johnson is now the guide that must pull everyone else back on track. It is her wisdom that guides two hearts to the point of no return.
Lena’s Fall & Colt’s Magic (Black Hills Novellas Part 1)
Lena’s Fall & Colt’s Magic Synopsis
Lena McCoy starts out as the heart throb and near-fiancé of Garrett Johnson. Being young and a touch wild, Lena turns down Garrett and follows the rodeo circuit instead. She marries the next bull riding world champion only to find that she married a man who wouldn’t stand beside her when the bottom fell out of her world. She never imagined a damaged soldier would walk into her life and want to sweep her off her feet.
Colt Cavanaugh is the father of Drew Johnson, Nora’s son. He has made a big name for himself as a prince of Country music. Finding out that he had a boy for several years has left him with a void to fill. He wants to get to know his son and show him a world that Colt escapes to when his career gets too heavy. Colt has no idea that his foreman’s sister could capture his heart so completely, but can a country girl take on the big city?
Royal’s Wildfire & Lance’s Stars (Part 2 of Black Hills Novellas)
Royal’s Wildfire & Lance’s Stars Synopsis:
After his ex-wife’s marriage, Royal Bentley can’t stand being anywhere near happiness. He flees to the airport where he is going to board a flight to Florida to take a job with an old friend. On his way, he meets a drop dead gorgeous girl that absolutely hates his guts. Florida is a bright jewel in the crown of the horse racing community. Royal has no idea that he is about to risk it all for a girl who isn’t known for saying yes and might just be his one chance for lasting love.
Lance Harper has to get out of Illinois and the one place that he has always wanted to visit is the Black Hills of South Dakota. It doesn’t hurt that his niece is there too. Horrible nightmares, residual anger, and glaring doubts seize Lance’s dream of being a firefighter. He is adrift in his mind and as time passes, he is consumed by the past. Family is the only thing that might pull him out of the maddening cycle. It could be his last hope.
Levi & Taryn Series (Young adult romance)
Discovering Taryn (Levi & Taryn #1)
Discovering Taryn Synopsis:
“The sweetest friendships turn into something even better.”
Friendship was the very last thing on either of their minds when they bump into each other in the school’s hallway. Taryn was trying to be invisible, which was working until now. Levi was wondering just what he had gotten himself into when he was dazzled by a sweet and quiet girl.
Taryn Green is an orphan from South Dakota. She’s living with her aunt, going to a new high school, and doing her best to remain unseen. It is easy to protect yourself if no one gets close to you. She doesn’t count on meeting a boy who just keeps turning up. Sometimes secrets can be too heavy to carry alone.
Levi Kodallas is an all-American teenage boy. He dislikes school, loves the outdoors and plays football. School homework gets him into trouble when he asks a classmate to write his history paper for him. He has no idea just how much it could cost him. What if it jeopardizes his fledgling relationship with Taryn?
All of sudden it occurs to him that it’s too much to risk.
Chasing Taryn (Levi & Taryn #2)
Chasing Taryn Synopsis:
She loves me. She loves me not.
The journey has started for Taryn Green and Levi Kodallas. High school graduation marks the newest door into the world of adulthood and Levi wishes he could gather the nerves to tell Taryn how much he feels for her. She is his best friend, they do everything together and Taryn holds his heart in the palm of her hand. The worst part…she doesn’t even know. Heck, maybe the worst part is the boyfriend that Taryn plans to follow across the country to college!
Does he move ahead without Taryn? Does he tell her how he feels?
Taryn cannot believe how crazy her life has been and it hasn’t slowed down. Dustin, her boyfriend wants her to move away with him. Levi is her rock, but something is changing him. Her sister calls to tell her that she is getting married. So many emotions hit all at once and Taryn hasn’t any idea what she should do. Someone is going to get hurt. Someone is going to be left behind.
He loves me. He loves me not.
Deserving Taryn (Levi & Taryn, #3)
“There was nothing like family. It cemented hopes, dreams and loyalty together to create a group of people who would do absolutely anything for each other.” –Deserving Taryn
A snowy Christmas Eve morning finds Taryn Green back in South Dakota, standing on the doorstep of the Crossing Pines Ranch and wondering what reception would await her return. Three years have passed, although Taryn is dubbing it a lifetime she would never wish to relive. The charming, controlling boyfriend from high school was quickly transformed into something much, much worse. The courage to leave Dustin Lafke took a year for Taryn to gather, but is it truly over? Will he let her go?
Then there is Levi Kodallas—her loveable, dependable friend. The same genuine country boy, whose heart was shattered the moment he realized she had broken up with him and fled to college. She wouldn’t blame him for not wanting to forgive her. She can’t forgive herself. No one deserves to be burdened by her past mistakes, especially Levi. Taryn decides that she has to move forward, but to do that, she must retreat. She accepts a mission to discover truth, to chase happiness and finally, if she’s found worthy, to deserve love.