I’m a retired ED and Theatre nurse of 37 years.
My husband of 48 years, and our Jack Russell, Gemma-Jean, spend our days wandering the country in our RV. I pick up many ideas from these travels and also draw on various experiences.
My books are in various genres under Susan Horsnell and Susan R. Horsnell.
I hope you will pick up one of my books and when you close the cover on one of my stories it will be with a satisfied sigh.


Historical Fiction
Historical Romance
Other (Fiction)

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An Outlaw for Christmas

Cloanne had traveled to the most dangerous town in South Dakota in order to become a mail order bride, only to learn the man she was betrothed to had lied.
At the age of thirty-one, she was considered by most to be a dried-up spinster who would never achieve her dream of a husband and family.
Ronaldo is smitten with the beautiful blonde from the first time he sets eyes on her, and when her proposed marriage falls through, he takes it upon himself to court her.
Cloanne accepts Ronaldo's offers of dinner and looks forward to spending time with him each day, but all is not as it appears.
Is their growing attraction doomed to fail?
What will happen when Cloanne falls into the hands of a notorious outlaw?

This multi-author series has a common theme but An Outlaw for Christmas is a stand alone story


A Bride for Jack

Miriam Gray resides in Finnegan, Kansas but when she is jilted by her fiancé in favor of her best friend, it’s the last place she wants to remain.

A chance meeting with an acquaintance, leads to her impulsively becoming a mail order bride.

Jack Walker lives on a ranch in Rowland Falls, Texas and he’s in desperate need of a mail order bride.

When he breaks his leg, he finds himself laid up in bed, unable to travel.

Miriam refuses to travel to his ranch without an escort and doesn’t have anyone who can spare the time to accompany her.

Jack’s twin brother steps in to solve the dilemma, a proxy marriage takes place and he escorts his brother’s bride back to their ranch.

Will Jack and Miriam forge a connection, or will a foolish decision tear them apart?
This multi-author series has a common theme but A Bride for Jack is a stand alone story


Connor: The Kumul Cartel Trilogy Book 1

The time—early 1980s.
The place—Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
My name is Connor Masterton. My brothers and partners are Jake and Quinn.
I’m the eldest; and the one responsible for keeping our drug cartel alive and prospering.
Using the undeveloped country as a cover, we are able to operate with next to no chance of being caught.
Or so I thought…
Who will betray our operation and push us to the brink of destruction?
Can we survive the betrayal?


Destined to Shatter

Four lives intertwined
Four lives that will be torn apart
Four lives that are Destined to Shatter

Aaronica Badensous is a criminal who runs guns and drugs. He needs to be in control.
Nikator (Nicci) Osiris is a successful Banking Executive.
Will Nicci give up everything to be with a man who he’s only just met?

When Courtney Rogers becomes their housekeeper, she finds herself trapped in their world of illicit drugs and crime. She rues the day she consented to move into their palatial home.
When she is found beaten, bloody and close to death in a back alley of Kings Cross, Detective Travis McMahon, and his partner, Elizabeth Wilson are called in on her case.
Will Travis be able to protect her from the powerful drug lord and his lover?

This book is in 2 parts - Part 1-MM Part 2- MM and MF
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From Darkness to Light

Max Sterling - his dream was to be a Criminal Lawyer. A dream he was on the way to achieving.

Jake Donovan - a young man in his last months of high school with a promising future as a star quarterback.

When these two meet while volunteering at a city food pantry, attraction sizzles. Before long they are planning a dream life together.

Then, tragedy strikes and they are torn apart. It would be seventeen years before their paths crossed again.

In the meantime, Ray Townsend - a lawyer, who has suffered his own share of tragedy, enters Max's life with a bang and turns his world upside down.

Can Ray convince Max he is worthy of love?

Will Max finally emerge from the depths of darkness into the light?

**From Darkness to Light is part of Samantha A. Cole's Suspenseful Seduction World but a stand alone story