While staying overnight in a home on Lake Travis in Austin Texas, Linda was captivated by the enchanting region and it set her imagination on fire. The dangerously steep hills, serene lake, eclectic Oasis restaurant, and the lively community seemed the perfect ingredients for unforgettable drama, characters, and adventure. It was then that the seeds of the Lake Travis mystery and romance novels were sown.
Linda is a native Houstonian, published poet, and Texas Realtor. She currently resides in The Woodlands, Texas.
Sweete Omission (Sweete Family Series, Book One)
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When Sienna spends a night drinking her troubles away by a pool at a lakeside estate, the following morning, she remembers none of the things that took place. Her hungover mind tries to piece together the events of the previous night but, even when the insanely handsome Mason Sweete enters the room, her thoughts are still muddy. Sienna isn’t sure Mason can be trusted but she finds herself intrigued by him, even though a former lover plays heavy on her heart and mind.
Acclimating herself to the peaceful surroundings of the Hill Country in Austin, Texas, Sienna’s soul begins to heal. She and Mason grow closer and he offers her the job of her dreams, but he’s omitting truths that could tear them apart. When an event changes things and Sienna’s former boyfriend returns, all of their lives are turned upside down and Sienna finds herself torn between love and trust.
A man of privilege and wealth, Mason is instantly attracted to Sienna but he has strict personal rules about who he allows into his life, and into the Sweete family. In spite of his own recent heartache, he finds himself seeking Sienna’s company more and more, and looking for reasons to keep her around.
When malicious forces intercede, Sienna and Mason find themselves caught up in events that could keep them apart for all eternity. They must do what they can to hold on to one another.
Sweete Retreat (Sweete Family Series, Book Two)
The Sweete Family is back and headed to their ranch retreat!
The Sweete family is holding a Fourth of July celebration at their illustrious 800-acre ranch just outside Austin, Texas. On the guest list are family members and business associates, including Libby Brennan, the blog girl of The Hill Country Buzz, the “stalky blogger” that Chad Sweete often complains about. Libby feels somewhat differently about Chad. She has had a major crush on him for a long time. Neither has ever met the other until their paths collide at the ranch.
On the first day of the event, Chad is racing his beloved horse, Rembrandt, when he nearly crashes head-on with Libby and she is injured. When he realizes who Libby is, he is shocked.
Despite his complaints about Libby, the potential seriousness of the accident has Chad’s nerves on edge about what happened. Concerned about her recovery, swimming in guilt, and drawn to her authentic personality, Chad barely leaves Libby’s side.
Chad and Libby discover that they have a deep connection, but when Chad’s ex-girlfriend, Jolene, intercedes, she creates trouble between them. Libby’s brother, Farrell Brennan, arrives to check on his sister and finds himself intrigued with Chad’s sister, Melissa.
Love, connection, and turmoil swirls around the Sweete and Brennan siblings.
Gone by Morning (Lake Travis Series, Book One)
A fierce storm is gathering in the distant hills and in the lives of the people living in the Lake Travis community in Austin, Texas. When two bodies are found wrapped in plastic and buried at the top of the hillside, the community goes on high alert. A neighborhood party brings everyone together on that raging, stormy night but when yet another body turns up, Neil Vienna, Jillian Martin, and Dr. Bill Jasmine find an incriminating spotlight shining directly on them.
Linda Dennis interweaves perspectives of unforgettable, enigmatic characters whose lives become permanently intertwined as they seek to peel back the layers of dark and sinister secrets, some of which speak from the grave.
Taking place in the heart of the famous Texas Hill Country, Gone by Morning is a tale of murder, broken trust, quiet obsession, and lives clouded by secrets.
Cold by Nightfall (Lake Travis Series, Book Two)
Bill Jasmine, Jillian Martin, and Neil Vienna make a comeback in Cold by Nightfall, the sequel to the fast-paced novel, Gone by Morning.
While world-renowned physicist and businessman, Dr. Bill Jasmine, prepares to reveal his dark and stunning truths to the world, he organizes a masquerade ball that will take place at his illustrious mansion on Lake Travis. Taking no chances with his prominent, high society guests, he leaves no stone unturned in order to ensure their safety. But when yet another person close to Bill dies, he’s shaken to his core.
Neil Vienna, CEO of Vienna Homes, makes choices that ultimately put his friendship with Bill to the test, and a power struggle ensues. On a journey to the Venezuelan Llanos, he finds himself caught up in a deadly and ruthless game, nearly costing him his own life, as well as the lives of others. Jillian Martin, the widow of a wealthy criminal, finds herself faced with hard truths and torn between the two powerful men in her life. When Neil’s investigation collides with her world, things take a dangerous turn.
Cold by Nightfall is a compelling novel filled with twists and turns, set in the heart of the infamous Hill Country in Austin, Texas and affluent community of Lake Travis.