Category: Drawing

Susan Page Davis Has a Winner!

Thank you for telling us about the blue bucket, Miss Susan. Interesting!

Don’t gripe at me for being late. Jasper, my durn mule is to blame. He got out and over into the neighbor’s garden. I swear, I might just sell him.

Anyway, now for the drawing (random of course) . . . . . . .. .

And it’s. . . . . . KARA GROAT!

Yippee! I’m doing the happy dance for you, Kara. Miss Susan will contact you.

 

Updated: August 20, 2017 — 6:47 pm

Kathryn & Margaret’s Winner

It was a delight talking Cowboy Wisdom with all of you yesterday!

Your comments made for a fun-filled, boot-stompin’ time!

I  promised an Amazon Gift Card to one person who joined in the conversation~

Connie Saunders!

Connie ~ Contact me at Kathryn at kathrynalbright dot com to claim you prize!

Karen & Jeannie’s Winners!

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

We had so much fun walking down memory lane with all of you this week. I think we all agreed that we need more quality TV westerns these days.

Jeannie and I used our random winner generator and pulled two names out of the Petticoats & Pistols Stetson (once we wrangled it away from Felicia’s mule, Jasper). The results are in!

Congratulations

Cindy Woolard

and

Emilee Hill

Yeehaw!!! Cindy will be receiving the first season of Rawhide featuring a young, hunky Clint Eastwood and Emilee will receive the first season of The Magnificent Seven featuring seven hunky western heroes.

Enjoy your binge watching, ladies!

Updated: August 10, 2017 — 9:15 am

An Idea Waiting For a Book by Guest Blogger Victoria Bylin

The opening lines for The Two of Us go like this:  “Mia Robinson couldn’t take her eyes off the man in a cowboy hat working a claw machine game, the kind where a child—or a boyfriend or father—put in a dollar and tried to grab a toy in thirty seconds or less.”

The picture of that cowboy has been in my head ever since my family and I drove cross-country from Los Angeles to Washington DC back in 1996.  It was late when we stopped at a motel in Oklahoma and decided to grab dinner at a local coffee shop. You know the kind of place—slightly rundown, orange vinyl booths, paneled walls, and a row of games and candy machines by the front door.

The cowboy who strode in was tall, dressed in a black duster, and sporting a mustache that would have done Sam Elliot proud. Swaggering in dusty boots, he went straight to the claw machine game, cleaned  out the toys, and passed out stuffed animals to all the kids in the restaurant.

I’ve tried to put this scene in a book several times, but it just  didn’t work until I started The Two Of Us, a contemporary romance set in the fictional town of Echo Falls, Colorado.

The story opens in a coffee shop in Las Vegas, where Mia Robinson is worried sick about her eighteen-year-old sister. Lucy is pregnant and about to marry Sam Waters, a decision Mia finds questionable at best and disastrous at worst.

Mia, a nurse practitioner,  is ten years older than Lucy and practically raised her.  Mia is the responsible sister. She gets things done, saves lives, and is the person you’d want in any crisis. Lucy is . . . well, Lucy.  She’s impulsive, fun loving, and generous to a fault.

Jake Tanner strides into that coffee shop just like my real life cowboy, except he’s a retired Denver cop who suffered a devastating loss. The bomb blast that left him hearing impaired also killed his female partner and left Jake to be a friend and big brother to her son, Sam. Sam is now 21, a college senior on an ROTC scholarship, and about to marry Lucy.

Jake supports the marriage. Mia? Well, not so much.  Of course they don’t know about their connection when they meet and Jake charms Mia with a stuffed mother hen.

And so the story begins . . . I’m so glad I could finally give that Oklahoma cowboy a place in one of my books. He’s lived in my imagination for a lot of years. Wherever he is, I hope he’s still cleaning out claw machine games and putting smiles on the faces of children, their parents, and maybe a special lady of his own.

To celebrate cowboys and romance, let’s give away three copies of The Two Of Us.
To enter the drawing, just leave a comment below.

Have you ever seen anyone actually pull a toy out of the claw machine game?
What games do you enjoy?
I admit to being addicted to Cookie Jam!

Let’s chat!

And last, a big thank you to the Fillies for inviting me hang out today.
It’s always a pleasure to visit one of the best western blogs online!

Victoria BylinVictoria Bylin is known for tackling tough subjects with great compassion. In 2016, Together With You won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award for Best Contemporary Romance.
Her other faith-based stories include historical westerns and
women’s fiction.
Learn more about Victoria and her books at http://www.victoriabylin.com

 

Ransom Canyon Giveaway #6

 

Big congratulations to:

.

Glenda Kinard

.

Glenda – You’re the winner of Book 6

Indigo Lake.

.

I just know you’re gonna love Miss Jodi’s story.

.

It’s been such a hoot having Miss Jodi at the Junction these past six weeks. But she ain’t pullin’ up stakes just yet. She’ll be here on Friday as well. Yehaw! Come on back, ya’ll.

Updated: July 17, 2017 — 10:07 am

Molly Noble Bull Has Winners!

Thanks for visiting, Miss Molly. I loved reading about your ranch life.

And now for the drawing you’ve all been waiting for…….

Winner of the paperback (her choice of titles) is…..CATSLADY!

Winner of the ebook Cinderella, Texas is……CARRIE

Congratulations, ladies! I’m so excited for you. I know you’ll love these stories. Miss Molly will contact you so be watching.

 

Updated: July 16, 2017 — 11:39 am
Petticoats & Pistols © 2015