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Kari Lynn Dell, born Karilynn Icenoggle Dell, was an American bestselling author of western romance.

She was best known for writing the Texas Rodeo book series.

Raised on their family ranch in Del Bonita, Montana, Karilynn acquired a degree and teaching credentials in biology with a focus in sports medicine, before obtaining certification as an athletic trainer.

She then taught science and served as a high school athletic trainer in Grand Prairie, Texas, before moving to Aberdeen, South Dakota, where she met her husband, Greg Dell.

Together they embarked on countless adventures, participating in rodeos in the US and Canada, winning numerous rodeos and championships.

Karilynn died of ovarian cancer on August 14, 2020, aged 57.

More about Kari Lynn Dell

Genres: Contemporary , Romance, Western

Born: 1963 / Died: 2020

United States

Blackfeet Nation

  1. Last Chance Rodeo (2015)


  1. Cowboy Six Pack (2017)


  1. In From the Cold (2015)

Omnibus Books

  1. How to Marry a Cowboy / Reckless in Texas (2016)
  2. Kick Off Your Boots and Read Box Set (2019)

Texas Rodeo

  1. Reckless in Texas (2016)
  2. Tangled in Texas (2017)
  3. Tougher in Texas (2017)
  4. Fearless in Texas (2018)
  5. Mistletoe in Texas (2018)
  6. Relentless in Texas (2020)
Blackfeet Nation

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Blackfeet Nation

Last Chance Rodeo

He came to Blackfeet Nation looking for his missing horse

And found the heart he'd lost along the way.

One thoughtless moment cost David Parsons everything―his irreplaceable horse, his rodeo career, and his fiancée. After four long years he's finally tracked his horse to the Blackfeet Reservation and is ready to reclaim his pride.

It should be the happiest day of his life. But the troubled young boy who's riding Muddy now has had more than his fair share of hard knocks, and his fierce guardian Mary Steele will do whatever it takes to make sure losing this horse isn't the blow that levels him. David finds himself drawn to both woman and child, and is faced with a soul-wrenching dilemma: take his lost shot at rodeo glory…or claim what could be his last chance to make his shattered heart whole?

NB: This book is also known as The Long Ride Home.

Author: Kari Lynn Dell
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1619228146
Publisher: Samhain Publishing


Cowboy Six Pack

Every woman loves a six-pack! Six sexy cowboy stories sure to make you swoon as they ride, rope and two-step into your heart! 

To Steal a Cowboy’s Heart by Kari Lynn Dell: Rule #1: when undercover, never get personal. He’s the exception she can’t afford…or resist. If lying is your job, is true love possible?

Cowboy Courtship by Allison Merritt: Despite work-place trauma and domestic drama, Dean and London might be able to overcome any relationship trouble with a little patience and a sweet cowboy courtship. 

Changing a Cowboy's Tune by Stephanie Berget: After years apart, can the barrel racer and her cowboy see past their own dreams and cultivate a life they both love? 

Catch the Rain by Paty Jager: Zach MacDonald, the new veterinarian in town, sees in stable hand, Kitty Baxter, more than she sees in herself. 

Broken Vows by Melissa Keir: Distance causes problems for Rick and Julie. It turns their world upside down. When Julie puts her foot down, will Rick make the right choice or will their vows break? 

Cowboy Wrecked by D’Ann Lindun: Can a schoolteacher who wants nothing more than a family of her own and a bull rider unable to father children find a way to build a life together.

Author: Kari Lynn Dell
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1546701989
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


In From the Cold

One fierce Montana blizzard. Three couples thrown together by Mother Nature's icy fury. Three complete short stories about finding love in the most unexpected of circumstances. Are you ready to come In From the Cold?

Author: Kari Lynn Dell
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B016FKGEQW

Omnibus Books

How to Marry a Cowboy / Reckless in Texas

How to Marry a Cowboy: All Lily and Gabby want for their eighth birthday is a mom. Mason Harper had always side stepped the issue, but what was he supposed to say the day he found a woman wearing a tattered bridal gown and just waking up on his front porch swing? He offers Annie Rose the job of watching his wild girls for a month while he finds a new nanny, and she takes it with intentions of laying low for a month to hide from her abusive ex-boyfriend. But in such close quarters, their growing attraction is impossible to deny...

Reckless in Texas: Outside the rodeo ring, Violet Jacobs a single mom and the lone voice pushing for her family's rodeo production company to modernize and gun for the big time circuits. When she takes a business matter into her own hands by hiring on hotshot rodeo bullfighter Joe Cassidy, she expected to start a ruckus inside the family...but never expected her heart to end up on the line.

Author: Kari Lynn Dell
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B01MD1BX2Z
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Kick Off Your Boots and Read Box Set

Kick off your boots and read a while with these three bestselling cowboy romances!

Lucky in Love by Carolyn Brown

Hunky rancher "Lucky Beau" Luckadeau accuses spitfire Milli Torres of stealing his prize bull, and…she promptly shoots at him, triggering a neighborly feud that only gets resolved when they discover they share a steamy hot memory from a night long ago...

Reckless in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell

Outside the rodeo ring, Violet Jacobs is a single mom and the lone voice pushing her family's rodeo production company into the big time. When she hires a hotshot rodeo bullfighter, she expected a ruckus—but she never expected her heart to end up on the line…

Caught Up in a Cowboy by Jennie Marts

Rockford James was raised as a tried and true cowboy in a town crazy about ice hockey. Rock is as hot on the ice as he is on a horse, and the NHL snapped him up. Now, injuries have temporarily benched him. Body and pride wounded, he returns to his hometown ranch to find that a lot has changed. The one thing that hasn't? His feelings for Quinn, his high school sweetheart and girl-next-door.

Author: Kari Lynn Dell
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B07W1QJFYC
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Texas Rodeo

Reckless in Texas

Rough and tumble, cocky and charming, bullfighter Joe Cassidy is one of the best in the business… And he's way out of Violet's league. But it's going to take more than impossible odds to keep this fierce single mother from her forever cowboy.

Violet Jacobs is fearless. At least, that's what the men she snatches from under the hooves of bucking horses think. Outside the ring, she's got plenty of worries rattling her bones: her young son, her mess of a love life, and lately, her family's struggling business. When she takes matters into her own hands and hires on a hotshot new bullfighter, she expects to start a ruckus.

She never expected stubborn, showboating, secret heart-of-gold Joe Cassidy.

Joe came to Texas to escape a life spiraling out of control. He never planned on sticking around, and he certainly never expected to call this dry and dusty backwater home. But Violet is everything he never knew he was missing, and the deeper he's pulled into her beautiful mess of a family, the more he realizes this fierce, fiery woman may be offering him the one thing he never could find on his own.

Author: Kari Lynn Dell
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B01DE9I4L0
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Tangled in Texas

It took 32 seconds to end his career,

But it only took 1 to change his life.

Thirty-two seconds. That's how long it took for Delon Sanchez's life to end. One minute he was the best bronc rider in the Panhandle and the next he was nothing. Knee shattered, future in question, all he can do is pull together the pieces…and wonder what cruel trick of fate has thrown him into the path of his ex, the oh-so-perfect Tori Patterson.

Tori's finally come home, intent on escaping the public eye. It's just her luck that Delon limps into her physical therapy office, desperate for help. All hard-packed muscle and dark-eyed temptation, he's never been anything but a bad idea. And yet, seeing him again, Tori can't remember what made her choose foolish pride over love…or why, with this second, final chance to right old wrongs, the smartest choice would be to run from this gorgeous rodeo boy as fast as her boots can take her.

Author: Kari Lynn Dell
First Release: 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Tougher in Texas

He's got five rules

And she's aiming to break them all

Rodeo producer Cole Jacobs has his hands full running Jacobs Livestock. He can't afford to lose a single cowboy, so when Cousin Violet offers to send along a more-than-capable replacement, he's got no choice but to accept. He expects a grizzled Texas good ol' boy.

He gets Shawnee Pickett.

Wild and outspoken, ruthlessly self-reliant, Shawnee's not looking for anything but a good time. It doesn't matter how quickly the tall, dark and intense cowboy gets under her skin—Cole deserves something real, and Shawnee can't promise him forever. Life's got a way of kicking her in the teeth, and she's got her bags packed before tragedy can knock her down. Too bad Cole's not the type to give up when the going gets tough…

Author: Kari Lynn Dell
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B01MY0O0JC
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Fearless in Texas

He'd step in front of a bull to save a life

But even he's no match for a girl this Texas tough

Rodeo bullfighter Wyatt Darrington's got it all figured out. The perfect car, the perfect job, the perfect looks―the perfect lie. He may be on the fast track to the Hall of Fame, but he knows he'll always be an outsider to people like Melanie Brookman. Texas-born and bred, with the arena in her blood, Melanie's come to see Wyatt as her personal enemy, and that suits him just fine―this way, she'll never realize the truth.

He's been crazy in love with her for years.

Melanie's always been a fighter. Fiercely independent and tough as nails, she's stood up to everything that got in her way―including Wyatt. But now her infamous temper's got her on the ropes, and there's nowhere left to run but toward the man she swore she'd never trust…and this time, there's no denying just how hot he makes her burn.

Author: Kari Lynn Dell
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B0748MXT7B
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Mistletoe in Texas

He's always been the black sheep of the family—the troublemaker. But in this heartwarming Christmas romance, the prodigal cowboy returns for a Texas-sized last chance at redemption.

Rodeo bullfighter Hank Brookman was headed straight for the top. But after a single misstep resulted in devastating injury, he disappeared under a mountain of regrets. Now he's back, ready to face the loved ones he left behind—starting with the one girl his heart could never forget.

When Hank stormed out of their small Texas town, he left Grace McKenna picking up the pieces…and struggling with a secret that changed everything. He may be back looking for redemption, but after everything they've been through, how can she admit what he really walked away from all those years ago?

Hank always knew persuading Grace to trust him again would be a tall order. Convincing her they deserve a happily ever after? That may take a Texas-sized Christmas miracle.

Author: Kari Lynn Dell
First Release: 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Relentless in Texas

There's a reason they call this cowboy relentless

Gil Sanchez was once rodeo's biggest and baddest hotshot. Now he's thirteen years sober and finally free of the pain that ended his skyrocketing career. Given one last, near-miraculous shot to claw his way back to rodeo glory, he can't let fantasies of happily-ever-after dull his razor edge...but Carmelita White Fox is every dream he's never let himself have.

And from the moment he saw the spark of challenge in her eyes, he hasn't been able to look away.

Carma may come from a Blackfeet family noted for its healing abilities, but even she knows better than to try to fix this scarred, cynical, and incredibly sexy cowboy. Yet she's the only one who can reach past Gil's jaded armor, and the fiercely loyal heart buried beneath the biting cynicism is impossible to resist. Gil needs Carma just as much as she needs him, but as the pressure builds and the spotlight intensifies, they'll have to fight like hell to save the one thing neither can live without.

Author: Kari Lynn Dell
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B083ZMC3KQ
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca