Loving the Texas Negotiator–Garrison’s Law book #3

Book three in my Garrison’s Law series is OUT!

Loving the Texas Negotiator

Garrison’s Law book #3

Loving the Texas Negotiator

Not all the Garrisons are guys.

Beth Garrison is the top hostage negotiator in Rocky Ridge, Texas. She’s called to serve on a task force to investigate a killing that is a copycat of her first bust as a rookie.

Tate McCade has a reputation for steamrolling anyone who gets in his way and he’s had a run-in with Beth and her oversized ego before. He’s got a bruise on his face to prove it.

They have to work together and sparks are flying that aren’t all about the job.

Two more to go but we take a break in releasing them now because next month I’ve got book #2 of the High Sierra Sweethearts series, The Reluctant Warrior.

The Reluctant Warrior

Union army officer Cameron Scott is used to being obeyed, but nothing about this

journey to Lake Tahoe has gone as expected. He’s come to fetch his daughter and nephew, and seek revenge on the people who killed his brother. Instead he finds himself trapped by a blizzard with two children who are terrified of him and stubborn but beautiful Gwen Harkness, who he worries may be trying to keep the children.

When danger descends on the cabin where they’re huddled, Cam is hurt trying to

protect everyone and now finds Gwen caring for him too. He soon realizes why the kids love her so much and wonders if it might be best for him to move on without them. When she sees his broken heart, Gwen decides to help him win back their affection–and in the process he might just win her heart as well.

Read an Except from The Reluctant Warrior

Some Reviews

Connealy’s Latest Filled with a Blend of Humor, History, and Cowboys
• “Connealy crafts relatable characters who will inspire readers with their love,
loyalty, and fortitude.”—
Publishers Weekly
• Bestselling author Connealy reaches her fans regularly on popular book
blog Seekerville
• In 1860s Lake Tahoe, a band of high mountain cowboys must overcome a
dangerous enemy

The fun thing about my two books is one is contemporary, one is historical. They are both, I think, romantic comedy with cowboys. Although my contemporary ‘cowboy’ is a cop. But they hero and heroine are both from Texas and they go home to the family ranch for the happily ever after.

Today, let’s talk contemporary romance vs historical romance. Why do you like one or the other. Westerns, more than most other genres, can span historical and contemporary, as many modern day western romances as historical.

Which is your favorite. No right or wrong answers, just a fun conversation. Leave a comment to get your name in a drawing for an ebook copy of Loving the Texas Negotiator.

Mary Connealy
Author of Romantic Comedy...with Cowboys including the bestselling Kincaid Brides Series
http://petticoatsandpistols.com/sweepstakesrules
Updated: September 13, 2018 — 12:20 am

36 Comments

  1. Historical Western Romance is my favorite read. It must be well done and backed up by deep research. The characters must bring life to the story and themselves. I am picky. There are some good authors and some great authors. I have my personal favorites. The great ones leave me reading page one to the end and pre-ordering the next feast. P&P has some great authors in my opinion. There are a few others as well.
    Write on, Ladies!

    1. And that’s why you hang around Petticoats and Pistols!!! 🙂 Yep, we’ve got a nice crowd here.

  2. I love Historical Westerns. Actually, I love any Historicals. It’s great to read about people & places before my time. Your books sound wonderful.

    1. It does add another layer to the story. Visiting another time…

  3. I enjoy historical. I feel like their is a lot to learn in historical stories of years gone by, jobs and inventions that in their day were amazing, time saving, and cost efficient but would prove useless and outdated in our day simply for the fact that we have advanced so much technologically.

    1. Becca, I heard once that a person who has read Gone with the Wind knows more about the Civil War than your average college student. I think reading historical fiction is a great way to learn.

      1. I think schools should use fiction to teach history more. Let the students have FUN while they’re learning.

  4. I can relate more to contemporary romances.

    1. Usually when I’m reading a historical I think…wow, I’m glad I live now. Air conditioning and cars alone make all the difference. 🙂

  5. I love both, but for two different reasons. I love historical, because it takes me back to a time that my ancestors lived. It makes me imagine what it was like in their day. Sometimes it is nice to disappear in a book to get away. I love contemporary westerns because it is more to our time. Some of the situations are relatable to what we go through in our daily lives.

    1. there you go, Joy. I read both, too. And there isn’t much rhyme or reason to it. I read authors I love when their books come out.

  6. I love both but lean more toward the historical more then contemporary so historical is my favorite of the two. I guess its because I love learning about our history and how it was in the past. I love going back in time to the way life use to be.

    1. I wonder if that … separating…makes it easier for some to let their imagination take over, so they book isn’t buzzing you with contemporary problems.
      I’ve always thought the Amish genre might explain that need to go away into a book.

  7. I love them both! I enjoy reading historical and contemporary as long as the story is good. I have read all of these books and love them. But I also love your historical ones also. So……

    1. Thank you, Tricia. I think that’s the most perfect answer. Give me a good book.

  8. I have been reading a lot more contemporary western romance over the last number of years, but I still love to read a good historical western romance..

    1. Kathleen and the change to contemporary is a new thing? That’s so interesting. About… oh how long ago now. It can’t be ten years??? (time flies!) About ten years ago I started reading a lot of contemporary suspense. Not necessarily romance. And for some reason it really clicked for me. Now I’ve got a bunch of authors I’m hooked on. Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, John Sandford, David Baldacci, Nevada Barr (she hasn’t written a new one in at least two years!) C.J. Box, Douglas Preston…Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Kellerman. Oh, way more than that.
      I read all their work and it’s fine now, one new book per year (Baldacci writers more than that) But when I started the Jack Reacher series and read sixteen books as fast as I could to get up to speed on the series, I about killed myself. I tend to do that and it’s a sickness.

  9. Historical romance westerns are my favorite. But your foray into contemporary gets better each time. Can’t wait to read The Reluctant Warrior.

    1. It’s coming, Donna. I hoped I’d get my authors copies a little early and could do a giveaway of The Reluctant Warrior today. But I hesitate to do that when it could be a couple of weeks until I send out the prize. But we have a Harvest Fever special week coming up at the end of September. I’ll do it then even if they books haven’t arrived because IT HAS TO BE SOON!!!

  10. Contemporary romantic suspense is my very favorite. That being said, I read everything that comes out by Mary Connealy. I have really enjoyed this last series.

    1. Aw, you sweet thing. Thank you!!! The Reluctant Warrior, coming in October!!! Soon!

  11. I enjoy both! 🙂

  12. I love both, but tend to lean more towards historical. Just enjoy being taken back in time!

    1. I do love visiting other times. Only in a book until the time machine is built!

  13. I love Western Historical Romance best because I love reading authors that actually include actual historical facts in their books

    1. Glenda, with cowboys it is a history that is always so well known. That’s why I like picking interesting locations as settings. I’ve been wanting to do a book around Lake Tahoe for a long time. And then as I researched that, I found the Comstock Lode. Also right in that area, the Donnor Party and the California Trail. All sorts of rich backdrops for a book!

  14. I read both equally.

    1. Denise I probably do, too, though I don’t keep track to know if it’s really equal. But I read a LOT of both!

  15. I’m excited to read this new series from you! Indie published books sure do come out faster!

  16. I really enjoy both, Mary, probably led more by who wrote the book vs the genre.

  17. I think right now I’m enjoying contemporary a bit more, but I do love both!

  18. Mary’s books are such a delight to read! She keeps me laughing! Great author!!

  19. Love both, though I do tend to lean a bit more to historical romance.

  20. I like contemporary romance and historical romance. Loving the Texas Negotiator sounds wonderful.

  21. I am partial to the historical westerns. But cowboys are cowboys, whether they ride a horse and live in a cabin or drive a SUV and live in a condo. The ethic is there and they will persist to protect and serve, whether it is the law, or a family or person who needs help. I have not started either of these series and I must catch up with them. They both appeal. I hope you have an enjoyable Fall.

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