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My Blessings and a Cover Reveal!

As Thanksgiving approaches this year, I find myself with a long list of blessings. I’ll share a few with you.

I’m thankful for my good health and those who’ve made it possible. I’m grateful for my family, particularly my boys who have grown into young men I’m incredibly proud of. I’m ecstatic the universe sent Kim, my partner in crime as my dear husband calls her, into our lives. I’m grateful beyond measure for meeting Jinger Cahill when I wandered into her shop, Maxine’s Uptown Boutique in Glassboro, New Jersey. Jinger’s wisdom and insight has changed my outlook on life in ways I never imagined. She might even make an optimist out of me! (Check back in January 8, 2020. I think sharing what Jinger’s taught me will make a perfect New Year blog!) I’m thankful to two dear friends, Lori Halligan and Jennifer Jacobson, who continue to be there for me through life’s ups and downs. Everyone should be so blessed to have two such caring, beautiful women in their lives. I’m beholden to the staff at Starbucks, Custer and 15th and their steadfast support that the words will in fact come. Lastly, but certain=ly not least, ’m thankful for my loyal readers who’ve been with me on this crazy writing journey, and I’m pleased to share the cover and release date for the next book in my Wishing Texas Series.                                                                          

To Tame A Texas Cowboy coming January 9, 2020!

Click here to pre-order.

Here’s the back cover copy.

They want different things, but they just might need each other

Dennis’s beloved service dog, Penny Lane,

Barrel racer Cheyenne Whitten returns to Wishing, Texas, after an injury, determined to recuperate and return to the rodeo circuit. But living with her over-protective mother only adds to Cheyenne’s problems. Desperate to move out and reclaim her independence, Cheyenne believes a service dog is the answer. That is, until she learns the waiting list for one is up to five years.

Having lost his fiancée two years ago, Cooper Abbott wants to run his veterinarian clinic and rebuild his life. A calm, stable, uneventful life. Then Cheyenne shows up asking for help getting a service dog, and Cooper finds he can’t refuse the feisty redhead.

Cheyenne and Cooper insist a relationship is the last thing they want. Cheyenne is focused on her health and returning to the rodeo. Cooper’s heart is still raw from loss. But it could be they’re exactly what each other needs.

Every book I write is a labor of love and a book of my heart. If they weren’t, I couldn’t write them, but the labor for To Tame A Texas Cowboy was more difficult than most. Because of that, receiving the cover and a release date has been doubly sweet. Another thing that makes this book extra poignant for me is the fact that while I was writing it, Dennis Pisarski who helped inspire the idea, lost his dear Penny Lane. I hope looking down from heaven she’s honored by the character I created. 

As we all prepare for our Thanksgiving feast, leave a comment about your favorite Thanksgiving food (other than turkey!) to be entered in the random drawing for a signed copy of
To Catch A Texas Cowboy, the holiday wine glass and snowman/stocking ornament. Thank you again for being part of my thankful list and stopping by to chat. May your Thanksgiving be full of blessings.

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Updated: November 27, 2019 — 9:33 am

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Karen Witemeyer

My Texas fairy tale, Head in the Clouds is on sale for only $0.99 for the month of November. Some places have it as low as $0.79! YeeHaw!

When a recovering romantic goes to work for a handsome ranch owner,
her heart’s not the only thing in danger.

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Christianbook

 

Karen Kay

Karen Kay’s first book, LAKOTA SURRENDER, has just been re-released in its newest 25th Year Anniversary edition.  Beautiful cover!  In e-book and paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

On sale at $3.99.

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |   Kobo   |   Itunes

Linda Broday

 

Check Out The Cover For My January Release!

Book #3 Outlaw Mail Order Bride Series

AMAZON  |  B&N APPLE  |  INDIEBOUND

Winnie Griggs

I’m soooooo excited to announce that I will be writing three Amish romance novels for Grand Central Publishing’s Forever line. I’m in the process of writing the first book which is currently scheduled to come out next December and am really enjoying the unfolding story.

 

Kit Morgan

Sales and New Releases, Yee Haw! Holidays with the Weavers is on sale for just .99 cents for the next few weeks! Enjoy this fun holiday romp set in the old west!

Olivia: A woman who can’t see her past.
George: A man who can’t see his future.
Samuel: An old man with “friends” no one can see.
The Weavers: A family who sees everything. Or so they think…

 

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Also for just .99 cents, a fun new release and the first in a new series!

When Wendy Preston spied Jack Carlson in Fort Worth, she thought she was seeing a ghost. But no, it was him, the man who broke her heart. After her father carted the family off to Dallas, leaving Montana behind, that was it. No more Jack. Not. One. Word. But what did it matter? She was supposed to marry another man. It’s what her father wanted. It’s what the family business needed. But seeing Jack made Wendy think. What did she want? The bigger question was, could she stand up to her father to get it? 

Enjoy this quick romantic romp and find out!

 

Amazon

Pam Crooks

I remember when I was a little girl, oh, maybe 7 or 8 or so, I would sit at my grandmother’s kitchen table and gaze up in awe at her new dishes, which were tucked safely away in their own cabinet.

They were the most beautiful dishes I’d ever seen.  My grandmother would use them only for special occasions, of course, and not one of them do I recall attending.

My grandparents led frugal lives. My grandfather was a shoemaker, and these were dishes he bought for her from his leather salesman, probably in the late 50’s.  All in all, she had 16 place settings.

Isn’t this plate beautiful?

After my grandmother passed away, my uncle took her china.  After he passed away, it was my hope I’d finally get the dishes for my own.  I had to wait several years, but at last, they were just recently handed down to me.  

I display a few pieces in my kitchen, and yep, I’m going to use them at Thanksgiving.  And at Christmas dinner.  And at another holiday dinner I’m having.

I’m so thrilled to have my grandmother’s beautiful dishes for my own after all these years, and one day, I’ll be passing them on to my daughters.  They’re a treasure I’ll cherish forever.  Yee-Haw!

 

Jeannie Watt

I just got the cover for my February Heartwarming book, Montana Dad. I love it! Harlequin has created new covers for all their lines and Montana Dad is in the first wave. 

 

Shanna Hatfield

I wanted to give you all a peek at the cover of the first book in my new holiday series, Gifts of Christmas. 
Gift of Grace releases December 12!

Available on Amazon!

Updated: November 24, 2019 — 10:05 am

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Karen Witemeyer

My mad-scientist, steam-engine-exploding hero and piratical, mathematical, dagger-wielding heroine are back and on sale for only $0.99! Yee-Haw! (Sale ends 10/31.)

 

 

The dagger cuts both ways.

Her family legacy or the man she loves.

Claiming one means forfeiting the other.

 

 

Amazon | B&N | Christianbook

Karen Witemeyer & Mary Connealy

If you love western inspirational fiction, you’re going to love this giveaway. Not only do two fillies have new releases in the prize bin, but Misty Beller was a recent guest here at P&P as well.

Contest ends October 31, so enter today!

Click here to enter Bethany House’s Western Fiction Giveaway.

Winnie Griggs

I’m excited to announce I have a new release coming November 1st.

Sawyer Flynn vows to see that the man who murdered his brother pays for his crimes, but becoming the sole caretaker of an orphaned infant sidetracks him from the mission. Sawyer can’t do it all—run his mercantile, care for the baby, and find justice for his brother. He needs help. But not from Emma Jean Gilley.

When her father flees town after killing a man, Emma Jean is left alone to care for her kid brother, but her father’s crime has made her a pariah and no one will give her a job. Learning of Sawyer’s need, Emma Jean makes her case to step in as nanny. 

 

Sawyer is outraged by Emma Jean’s offer, but he’s also desperate and he reluctantly agrees to a temporary trial. Working together brings understanding, and maybe something more. But just when things heat up between Sawyer and Emma Jean, the specter of her father’s crimes threatens to drive them apart forever.

To learn more or pre-order a copy,  click on the book cover image.

Pam Crooks

I’ve just contracted to write two more books (contemporary westerns) in my Blackstone Ranch series with Tule Publishing! 

Yee-Haw!!

 

Book #1 – Buy on Amazon

Linda Broday

The page has turned and I’m starting a new chapter in my life!

I’M MOVING…. to a senior living place!

By next weekend, I’ll have a brand new address.

This comes complete with an extraordinary chef named Carlos!

A maid, laundry service and transportation.

Pure heaven! With all this extra time, who knows what I’ll write about next?

I’m not near done yet!

Updated: October 27, 2019 — 2:22 pm

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Linda Broday and Margaret Brownley

LONGING FOR A COWBOY CHRISTMAS is out!!

Get Your Copy Now!

Find a cowboy to keep you warm these long, wintry nights as you cozy up with six sweeping, epic tales of heroism, passion, family, and celebration from the genre’s most beloved authors.

AMAZON  |  B&N  |  iTunes  |  Indiebound

 

Karen Witemeyer

The first book in my Archer Brothers series is on sale for only $1.99 for e-books! YeeHaw. This book is a reader favorite and coming this Christmas, I’ll be releasing a new Archer novella for the holidays! Better rope this one fast. The sale ends tonight (9/30/19).

 

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Christian Book

Shanna Hatfield

Dream of Her Heart, the third book in my Hearts of the War series, recently received the Readers’ Favorite Gold Award in the Inspirational Category. I’m so excited it was recognized in the annual contest because the stories in this series are very dear to my heart.

Available on Amazon

Pam Crooks

 

Book 1 in the Wells Cattle Company Trilogy!  

Zurina Vasco despises Trey Wells for the power he wields over her people and their beloved sheep. But when tragedy strikes, there is no one else she can turn to for help but him.

Trey doesn’t have room in his life for a beautiful woman like Zurina–until the night his father is murdered. Only she can help him find the truth and satisfy the revenge he craves.

Bound by the secrets that will tear them apart, they flee into the wilds of Montana Territory and find a love worthy of legends.

#kindleunlimited

Available on Amazon

Aiming for Love releases TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Book #1 of the Bride of Hope Mountain series.

 

Josephine Nordegren is one of three sisters who grew up nearly wild in southwestern Colorado. She has the archery skills of Robin Hood and the curiosity of the Little Mermaid, fascinated by but locked away from the forbidden outside world–a world she’s been raised to believe killed her parents. When David Warden, a rancher, brings in a herd much too close to the girls’ secret home, her older sister especially is frightened, but Jo is too interested to stay away.

David’s parents follow soon on his heels, escaping bandits at their ranch. David’s father is wounded and needs shelter. Josephine and her sisters have the only cabin on the mountain. Do they risk stepping into the world to help those in need? Or do they remain separated but safe in the peaks of Hope Mountain?

 

 

 

Updated: September 30, 2019 — 8:02 am

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Margaret Brownley

 

Linda Broday and I have stories in LONGING FOR A COWBOY CHRISTMAS, available September 14th. 

Linda’s story is titled A Christmas Wedding and mine is A Love Letter to Santa.

It’s a great collection, but don’t take my word for it.  Here’s what Publisher’s Weekly had to say: 

“Brimming with holiday magic, this feel-good anthology of historical romance novellas, all centered on the cowboy mystique and second chances, will delight and charm.”

RESERVE YOUR COPY NOW!

AMAZON

B&N

APPLE

INDIEBOUND

Phyliss Miranda

 

Not long ago, Linda Broday and I waited two hours in the blazing sun for the Coors Ranch Rodeo parade. This has been a tradition for decades and promotes our rich history and the real western life by featuring competition between real cowboys from real working ranches in the area. I still call it the Coors Ranch Rodeo, which kicks off the summer in this area, although it’s now overseen by The Coors Cowboy Club. They run the rodeo with the same love and commitment the Reed family and Coors of Amarillo gave it.

The kickoff is a parade that goes all the way through our main street downtown to the TriState Fairgrounds where the rodeo is held. The highlight of the parade is a dozen or so Longhorns, wranglers, a couple of chuckwagons and all types of cowboys and cowgirls. It’s one of our must do events; thus the reason Linda and I sat in the hot sun for so long. Linda took my picture because dumbo me had my camera set as a selfie, so I have about thirty pictures of me with my hair flying in the typical West Texas wind. A fun day for sure.

Winnie Griggs

 

I have a little bit of fun news to announce – on September 3rd, Harlequin is re-releasing two of my historical titles in a single 2-in-1 volume.  Here’s a little info about each book;

A Baby Between Them

For two months, Nora Murphy has cared for the abandoned infant she found on their Boston-bound ship. Settled now in Faith Glen, Nora tells herself she’s happy. She has little Grace, and a good job as housekeeper to Sheriff Cameron Long. Cam has also closed himself off to dreams of a family.
When the unthinkable occurs, it will take all their faith to reach a new future together.

The Proper Wife

Eli Reynolds knows what he wants in a wife, and flighty Sadie Lassiter couldn’t be further from the mark. For one thing, he has his nine-year-old sister’s welfare to consider. But when bad weather strands Eli and Sadie together, he sees a new side to her character. Her faith is true, and she’s filled with humor and sweetness. Could Eli take a chance on happiness and take Sadie as his bride?

To learn more or pre-order a copy,  click on the book cover image.

Linda Broday

I’m going on the road!

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, I’ll speak to the Midwest Romance Writers in Lenexa, KS!

19617 W. 101st Street, Lenexa, KS (suburb of Kansas City)

AND on Saturday, Sept. 14, I’ll be at the McClouth, KS Public Library!

If you’re in the area, come by! I’d love to see you!

 

Pam Crooks

Enjoying the dog days of summer at the lake with eight grand-darlings and two of their friends makes me happy.

Little Gracie who just caught her first toad.

 

And no, I didn’t line them up that way.  It just happened!

 

Taking a break for lunch to quench big appetites.

 

Then back into the water for more fun.

 

Memories like these make me holler “YEE-HAW!” 

Karen Witemeyer

I turned in a new manuscript this month! Yee-Haw!!!

At Love’s Command is the first in a new series called Hanger’s Horsemen. The concept is a blending of The A-Team meets The Magnificent Seven. Here’s a sneak peek of the blurb:

At Love’s Command
Haunted by the horrors of the battle of Wounded Knee, ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries to fight for the cause of good. The four men known as Hanger’s Horsemen have become legends in Texas—men who defend the innocent and obtain justice for the oppressed. But when a rustler’s bullet leaves one of the Horsemen at death’s door, they are the ones in need of saving.

Dr. Josephine Burkett is used to men taking one look at her skirts and discounting her medical skills. What she’s not used to is having a man readjust his thinking in a heartbeat and offer to assist her in surgery. Especially not a sensationalized myth who couldn’t possibly be half the man rumors purport him to be. Matthew Hanger’s dedication to the health of his friend during recovery earns Josephine’s respect, however, and when she receives word of her brother’s abduction, he becomes her only hope for rescue.

Matt is no stranger to ruthless outlaws, betrayal, and injury, but when a bossy lady doctor who prefers giving orders to taking them crawls under his skin, his heart is tempted to surrender. And when Josie is caught in the crossfire, Matt will sacrifice anything, even his precious Horsemen, to save her.

CHERYL PIERSON

Hey everyone! I do have some book news but it’s too soon to share it,  BOO HOO–so I’ll share some updates on my sweet boys you might want to see. We just passed a milestone in our family! We’ve had Sweet Seminole Sammy for one whole year as of the 18th of August! (Yes, I gave him and his furry brother Max both a small dish of vanilla ice cream to celebrate, but no party hats for fear of them being eaten, too!) Here’s the first day we brought Sammy home to live with us, August 18, 2018–he was (they thought) about 6 months old. He’d been adopted and brought back because he dug holes in the adoptive family’s yard. What a lucky day for US, because he is the perfect dog for our home! Here he is at the shelter before we brought him home with us. 

And here he is on his little bed–it’s amazing to see how “small” he was compared to NOW. No way he could even fit in that bed a year later!

Here are my two babies in March of this year–Sammy is about a year older than Max, and this was taken on Max’s first day with us, March 11, 2019. Sammy was thrilled from the beginning, and he has been such a protective big brother ever since Max came to live with us. We got them both from the same shelter, but they never knew each other before, as Max came much later after Sammy was gone. This was taken in March of 2019, when Sammy had been with us about 7 months, and Max was a tiny puppy–only about 10 weeks old. He was so uncertain and afraid, but Sammy took him under his wing and made him feel right at home!

 

Here they are this past week and look how both of them have grown! They are best buddies and love each other dearly.

They spend almost every minute together and wouldn’t know what to do without one another at this point. They are such a joy and so much fun to have in our family–always up to something (and not always something good–they are a lot like kids!)

Judging how Max has grown, I think he’s going to be taller than Sammy, but I believe Sammy will always be more muscular. They didn’t know what breeds either of them were, but it doesn’t matter. Their hearts are pure gold, and their breed is LOVE!

 

This is one of my favorite pictures of the two of them. I took this just a few weeks ago. Max has gathered all their toys around him on the floor, looking up so proudly, and Sammy is on the couch beside me with the look that says, “Oh, brother. See what I have to put up with?” But he wouldn’t have it any other way! 

 

 

Updated: August 24, 2019 — 7:21 am

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Karen Witemeyer

My brand new release is on an incredible sale until July 31.
Grab an e-copy of Zach and Abigail’s story for only $1.99 today!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ChristianBook

“Fans of Karen Witemeyer know that she excels at writing sweet, subtly sexy Western romances which are full of charm and joy. Her genuine, heartwarming stories never fail to bring a smile to my face and her latest book, More Than Words Can Say, completely met that expectation. . . fans of Inspirational romance will find a lot to love here, and I urge them to rush out and pick up a copy as soon as possible.”  ~All About Romance

Cheryl Pierson

Guess what, y’all! I just had a birthday yesterday! I know most people aren’t excited about getting older, but I am–even with all the aches and pains that come along with it. This is a big birthday for me–I’m 62! How many of us, when we were 16 years old and learning to drive a car, ever imagined that we would live to be as old as our grandparents were right then? LOL I sure didn’t. I couldn’t even THINK that far in the future–but now that I’m here, it doesn’t seem so old at all. 

The picture above left is me when I was 17, the end of my junior year of highschool–never dreaming I’d one day be old enough to collect my Social Security. Above right is a recent picture of me with my daughter, Jessica. She’ll be 33 this year, and she can’t imagine ever being 62, either. Growing older “ain’t” for sissies, but I’m glad to still be here, alive and kickin’! 

As a way to celebrate, I want to offer a digital giveaway of the Prairie Rose Publications boxed set UNDER A WESTERN SKY to two commenters who are interested in reading some excellent WHR stories!

I love this collection because it’s six books–full-length novels–by six different authors, all western historical romance! Just let me know if you’re interested and leave your e-mail info in your comment–I’ll be drawing two names! My story, FIRE EYES, is included, along with 5 other stories by Celia Yeary, Tracy Garrett, Kaye Spencer, Agnes Alexander, and Patti Sherry-Crews.

 

Y’all wish me a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 

Linda Broday

I have a book trailer for LONGING FOR A COWBOY CHRISTMAS!

It comes out Sept. 24, 2019!

AMAZON  |  B&N  |  APPLE  |  Indiebound

 

Jeannie Watt

I just got the cover to my August Tule Publishing release, Her Cowboy Boss. Brodie and McKenna had last seen each other in high school when she was part of the social elite and he was the quiet ranch kid who liked to draw. Now she’s a single mom building a new life and he’s her boss on a cattle ranch. He’s interested in building a relationship, but McKenna is fighting ghosts from her past.

Her Cowboy Boss will be available for pre-order soon.

Ruth Logan Herne

Ruthy is celebrating being a finalist in the Maggie Awards for Excellence, sponsored by Georgia Romance Writers! Winners are announced at GRW’s wonderful Moonlight & Magnolias conference in October, but Ruthy is thrilled to be a finalist with her Amazon bestseller “At Home in Wishing Bridge”! Thank you, GRW!

Pam Crooks

Coming VERY soon!

Book 2 in the C Bar C Ranch Series

Kidnapped by the Cowboy

 

Callie Mae Lockett is betrayed by the man who claims he’s responsible for her young brother’s tragic death. She chooses another to help carry on her precious legacy, the C Bar C Ranch , and he’s the farthest thing from a cowboy she’s ever met.

TJ Grier has always been one of the C Bar C’s best cowboys, but one horrible night destroys all he’s ever known.

Desperate to prove his innocence, he steals Callie Mae away, and together they plunge into danger to solve the secret that has torn them apart.

Watch for it!

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Karen Witemeyer

I was on the cover of a magazine! Yee-haw!

What a surprise! My publisher approached me in early May about doing an interview for Family Fiction Magazine, a digital publication that caters to Christian fiction readers. I jumped at the opportunity. But I had no idea that I was going to be on the cover. How exciting!

Click here to read the feature article with behind the scenes information about the writing of More Than Words Can Say.

Pam Crooks

Nothing better than precious family time.  Yee-Haw!

Sharing a few pics from our trip to Honey Creek Resort, on Lake Rathbun in Iowa.

Having an afternoon cocktail

Cousins playing together.

Inflatable obstacle course on the lake.

Picnic lunch in Melrose, IA, before heading home.

Ruth Logan Herne (Ruthy!!!)

Well, it’s planting time here on the farm… not like those big fancy plantin’ rigs you see in the Midwest… I grow thousands of pumpkin plants in little trays in the side yard and when there are a few thousand ready, Dave plants ’em… and so it goes from May through the 4th of July. I get up nice and early to write because for these five months everything is a work in progress! But then we have the crazy fun days of autumn with hundreds of customers and kids and crisp nights and shorter days…. and cookies and breads and cakes. But it all starts right here with these baby plants and great folks stopping in to weed a half-dozen rows here and there!

 

AND….

 

Ruthy’s got a new book just released, some of you have seen the cover here, and I love how folks are lovin’ on this great cowboy story! “Healing the Cowboy’s Heart”: Think Romeo and Juliet … or Hatfields and McCoys…. and then throw a smart-as-a-whip horse vet who knows her stuff and a man who loves horses and an old grudge, refueled…. a great read, my friends! In Walmarts and drugstores nationwide, wherever Harlequin books are sold!

Linda Broday

I think summer is for taking time and doing something fun which I hope you are. Last week a friend and I went out to where the old town of Tascosa once stood. It was only one of three towns in the Texas Panhandle in the 1870s. Boot Hill speaks for itself and has 28 graves–at least that are marked. This tree stands at the site of where Frenchy McCormick once lived with Micky, the love of her life. After the town died, everyone left but her and she stayed into her 80s to tend his grave. True love. Watch for my blog about this wild and wooly town.

 

                                

 

Julie Benson

The third book in my Wishiing, Texas Series, To Tame A Texas Cowboy is with the Proofing Department at Tule Publishing! I don’t have a release date yet, but I’ll let you know as soon as I do. I’m so excited to share Cooper and Cheyenne’s story with readers. This is a story close to my heart because it was inspired by a friend’s dear service dog, Penny Lane, who passed away last year.  

Here’s a excerpt from Chapter One.

“You really blew it, turning me down. I could’ve rocked your world and made you see fireworks.”

As Cooper Abbott stared at Shannon, an attractive brunette, her face now contorted with irritation, all he thought was if she’d show him fireworks it was a good thing he’d politely told her no thanks. With trying to see the SeizureReader, Olivia’s dream, become a reality and taking over a vet practice, he had enough on the line without fireworks.

Not that he’d want those in a relationship anyway. Fireworks were wild, unpredictable, and dangerous as hell if a body didn’t handle them right. Come on. Explosives. Who needed that? Certainly not a smart man.

As he watched the woman storm off, the bling on the back pockets of her skinny jeans sparkling under Fitzwilly’s florescent lights, his lack of desire and disappointment surprised him. After not having sex in almost two years, he should be raring to go when a woman showed interest. Maybe it wasn’t him as much as the women he’d attracted lately. For some unfathomable reason, he drew the neurotic types the way cows drew flies.

 

Click here for an excerpt.                                                            Click here for an excerpt.

 

Kit Morgan

WooHoo! A brand new month and brand new releases to boot! In fact, I’ve two the last couple of weeks! Polly and the Shipbuilder and Watching the Wrangler. These two novellas are chock full of fun and one of them has an angel with a flair for fashion. Can you guess which one? 

 

A man in love with a woman betrothed to another. Oh dear.

Cyrus Van Cleet was smitten the moment he laid eyes on the beautiful woman in the public square. Problem is, he hasn’t a clue who she is. How will he ever find her again? With any luck, he’ll spy her at the famous Peabody Ball.

Polly Chambers caught a young man looking at her and hasn’t forgotten how his look made her feel. And from a stranger no less! But she couldn’t deny how special he made her feel. Too bad she’d never see him again … or would she?

 

Amazon

 

 

A Wrangler. A Beauty. And one fussy angel …

Callan Jones came to work for the Whites with no expectations, a little money in his pocket and a good work ethic. It was all he needed. After losing his family back in Texas, this was his chance to make a fresh start. Then he showed up. Some dandy claiming to be his guardian angel! 

Arabella Simpson’s family moved from place to place as they meandered west. Now they were in Creede and it was no different than other places they’d stayed and high-tailed it out of. But, she had to admit, the scenery was beautiful and in more ways than one. If Arabella didn’t stop watching the wrangler at the neighboring ranch, they might have to vamoose for a reason other than her father’s gambling habit. 

Can two people determined not to fall in love find it? Maybe with a little help from a certain guardian angel they can … 

Amazon

 

Linda Broday

I’m over at The Captivating Quills with an Excerpt and Links!

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Winnie Griggs

A couple of weeks ago my three sisters and I took our first ever sisters-only getaway.  The location we chose was Disney World in Orlando and we had a blast! Our enjoyment was as much over being together as from our location.  Here are a few picture we took while there

 

 

Updated: July 1, 2019 — 1:51 pm

It’s Yee-Haw Day!

 

Welcome to Yee-Haw Day, the once-a-month day we’ve reserved to share our news with you – all sorts of fun news!

So check out the post below to get the details on the kinds of things that make us go Yee-Haw!!

Karen Witemeyer

Today just happens to be my birthday. YeeHaw! The big 4-8. Closing in on half a century. Whew! I’m celebrating by taking my daughter to Bellingham, WA to get her moved in for her summer internship. So far away! We made the trip fun, though, by leaving a few days early and visiting beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Girl trip!

We visited Butchart Gardens, a couple castles, and the inner harbor. Even the rain couldn’t dampen our spirits!

As a fun side note: We were in Victoria, Canada (named, of course for Queen Victoria) on Friday, May 24 – the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth! Super cool!

Linda Broday

TO CATCH A TEXAS STAR is a finalist (Historical category) in the National Readers’ Choice Awards!

Winners will be announced in New York City on Thursday, July 25, 2019

YEEHAW!

Pam Crooks

I’m honored to be the launch book for a brand new sweet romance series called BACHELORS & BABIES which features–you guessed it!–a bachelor hero who suddenly (and quite unexpectedly!) finds a baby on his doorstep and in his life.  Each book in this multi-author series will have its own unique story about how a handsome hunk must care for a baby. Of course, he’ll need a woman to help him, won’t he?

 

Available June 1st, but PREORDER now on Amazon

#kindleunlimited

#sweetromance

 

Margaret Brownley

The Cowboy Meet His Match will be released tomorrow, May 28–tra-la!

His first mistake was marrying her; his second was falling in love.

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Cheryl Pierson

I am so thrilled to have a western short story that made the “short list” in the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Awards this year! My story is called THE GAMBLE, and it was published in a western anthology called THE UNTAMED WEST. Let me tell you, there are a ton of great stories in that book alone, not to mention the many other entries that were received in the Peacemaker competition. That’s why I’m so proud to have my story be chosen as one of only FIVE finalists, along with Troy Smith, Michael Ritt, Jeff Mariotte, and Ron Schwab. Now I will be waiting like a nervous Nellie until June 15 when the winners are announced. No matter who wins the award in this category, I’m just thrilled to have made the finalist list among so many excellent stories and talented authors who submitted stories. Wish me luck!

 

 

It’s available HERE:

https://amzn.to/2HBDUjd

Phyliss Miranda

Recently, along with Fellow Filly Linda Broday, I participated in the 2019 ArtsFest here in Amarillo.  It was a great event filled with folks from all of the arts.  From youth dancers and singers to writers. Our local writer’s organization, which is the oldest continual writing organization in the U.S. will be celebrating our centennial in 2020.  We were able to sign as many of our published works as we so desired during the three day event. Writers from all generas enjoyed interfacing with our readers. We are looking forward to our centennial.   

 

Updated: May 26, 2019 — 4:52 pm

It’s Yee-Haw Day!

 

Welcome to Yee-Haw Day, the once-a-month day we’ve reserved to share our news with you – all sorts of fun news!

So check out the post below to get the details on the kinds of things that make us go Yee-Haw!!

Linda Broday

Tomorrow is release day for Book #2 in my Outlaw Mail Order Bride series!! Yee-Haw! Handcuffed together with nothing but the clothes on their backs….5 days from safety…A posse behind them. Will they survive?  KOBO  |  AMAZON  |  B&N iTunes |

Karen Witemeyer

Book 1 in the Patchwork family series, More Than Meets the Eye, is on sale for only $1.99 for the e-book version. Sale ends April 30, so mount up and gallop over to your favorite online book seller!

If you haven’t read Eva and Logan’s story yet, now’s the time. With the release of More Than Words Can Say (Book 2) just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get to know the Hamilton clan.

A heroine with heterchromia. A hero with hidden motives. When her family is threatened, she doesn’t expect falling in love to be their best defense.

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Karen Kay

Just completed a quick tour in Illinois and Montana.  Did an all day seminar in Newton, IL at their library.  I’m from Newton, Illinois and it was great to get back there and renew friendships.

 

Left: At the Library in Newton with two other authors.

To the right, a selfie picture of hubby and me snapped at a campground early in the early morning on our return trip home.  No make-up — Goodness!

Winnie Griggs

I’m so excited about the release of this book. It’s a revised version of Something More, the second book I published way back in 2001. It’s been out of print for a looooonngg time and was never made into an eBook. So now readers will have a chance to read Caleb and Elthia’s story again.

On Sale April 30th. Click on the cover image for more info or to pre-order

 

 

Kit Morgan

It’s release day for The Sailor and the Suffragette This is a multi-author series I’m involved in that’s been a ton of fun! Shanghaied sailors finding hope for a new life with the help of some kindly couples who take them in, teach them new skills and send them out into the world. My poor chap has a case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and winds up in my little town of Clear Creek, Oregon where he finds just what the doctor ordered! Eventually …

 

Ruth Logan Herne

Well we went into Easter with two big things that had nothing to do with writing and everything to do with story-telling!

With the help of one of my young friends, Christina, we sponsored an amazing “Help For the Homeless” day at the farm and while I helped with the organizing end, Christina and former daycare kids and grandkids did the work collecting money, food, clothing and supplies for the House of Mercy (a 24/7 shelter in the city of Rochester) and The Margaret Home (A brand new home for unwed mothers threatened with homelessness to help them be safe and cared for during pregnancy and beyond) and the Hilton Food Shelf (a food pantry that helps a couple of thousand families a year that have hit hard times in my own community.)

Christina and Dianna, two of the teen helpers and some of the loot!

We held it from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and it was a great day with over $800.00 raised in cash and bottle/can returns, hundreds of dollars of supplies and a lot of happy folks! The mayor and some of the Knights of Columbus bought the kids pizza and water and ice creams for volunteering their time, a nice respite from the homeless-friendly Ramen noodles I was going to serve…. and how fun to have the mayor come by and talk to them!

And then my husband and I packed all that up and slipped down to Dallas for four days to see our youngest son, a transplanted New Yorker. We met up with Richard and Mindy Brock Obenhaus and went to THE SILOS!!!!! and the Fort Worth Stockyards and Luke treated his dad to two Texas Rangers baseball games…. I found a little Catholic chapel in downtown Dallas and had a lovely Holy Thursday Mass and we just had a great time.  From The Silos Baking Company:

I finished up the homeless mission and the whirlwind Dallas adventure ready to celebrate an amazing He Is Risen! kind of Easter and get back to my stories… renewed! And thanking God for the amazing blessings we have and see every day.

Phyliss Miranda

 

I spent four fabulous days in Canadian, Texas, with fellow Filly, Linda Broday and Jodi Thomas, for the Canadian River Valley Writers Workshop in connection with the Canadian Arts Alliance. The bed and breakfast we stayed in was packed with antiques and made us feel we were in the 1800’s when the town was founded near the Canadian River. It’s called “the oasis of the High Plains” for a reason. We truly enjoyed our stay at Kim’s Cottage right on Main Street. Here’s a picture of Linda, Jodi, and me at the public booksigning. Small towns bring big crowds. We had great speakers, workshops, food and fun.


Pam Crooks

Do you love a party?

Do you love a sweet historical western romance series?

We know you do!

Join us!

As you know, my book, ELEANORA, is Book #8 of the Widows of Wildcat Ridge series. Like all good things, the series must come to an end.

But never fear! A brand new series is coming, and we’re having a Facebook party to celebrate!

Just click on the link, sign up, and get the scoop!

http://www.facebook.com/events/296163707952770/

Play games! Win prizes! Meet the authors and drool over the new covers!

 

 

Updated: April 28, 2019 — 12:59 pm

It’s Yee-Haw Day!

 

Welcome to Yee-Haw Day, the once-a-month day we’ve reserved to share our news with you – all sorts of fun news!

So check out the post below to get the details on the kinds of things that make us go Yee-Haw!!

Linda Broday

Knight on the Texas Plains is on Audiobook now! SO EXCITED!

AMAZON |    iTUNES  |  KOBO

 

 

Karen Witemeyer

I’ll be speaking at a library in Dublin.
(Dublin, TX – not Dublin, Ireland unfortunately. Ha!)

I’ll be participating in the Texas Writes program and presenting a session on Using Research Effectively in Fiction on Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 at the Dublin Public Library in Dublin, TX.

The event is free to the public, so if you are in the area, I’d love the chance to meet you in person.

Phyliss Miranda

I’ve been dying for our next Yee-Haw Day to come around, so I can share with you all the joy of watching our first grandchild get married out in California in January.
I went out early, so her mother and I could do a lot of the preparations for the reception. I think Abby tried to use every decoration she saw in a bride’s magazine or online. But it ended up beautiful. We purchased dollar candle holders and glued three different ones together to make what looked like a very expensive candle holder. With the candle and flowers added, they were really pretty. Of course, we had to make twenty of everything, including the floral arrangements for the church. And, friends, it wasn’t fun to cut and sew forty different golden threaded table clothes, but we did it.
The wedding was beautiful. I truly enjoyed being the first to walk down the isle escorted by her brother … even with tight spandex on to cover some of my bulges under my dress. Of course, I wore shoes with heels and was uncomfortable as all get out, but I’d do it all over again; and, with seven more grands, I know I will. Hope you enjoy my picture of our beautiful Abby.
Pam Crooks

We have a lake cabin in Nebraska. You may have heard that the eastern part of our state (and western Iowa) has suffered horrific devastation from floods.  Since the roads out to our place were impassable, my husband and I spent some sleepless nights worrying how badly our cabin was immersed in water.

Checkout the waterline on our steps.

We were spared. By four inches.  YEE-HAW!

Shanna Hatfield

Happy April, everyone! 

I’m excited to invite you all to join me for the fifth annual Petticoat Ball. It’s a fun party on Facebook I host every year to kick off spring and have some fun! 

I hope you’ll join me and twelve wonderful author friends for hours of fun, giveaways, games and more! Save the date for April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pacific Time) for the Petticoat Ball!

Pam Crooks

My Newest Release!

Carina Lockett is driven to build a legacy for her young daughter, and she doesn’t need a man to help her do it. But when her precious child is lured away and held for ransom, she must swallow her pride and ask for Penn McClure’s help.

Penn McClure had no intention of playing cowboy for any woman, especially one as strong-willed as Carina.

But driving a herd of cattle to Dodge City was no easy task. And he had a score to settle with the man waiting for them at the end of the trail.

Along the way, he discovers Carina is pure female–and that her legacy has become his own.

#kindleunlimited

 

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Cheryl Pierson

 

NEW SHORT STORY AND NEW BABY DOG!

 

What a fun project! I’m so glad I was included in this western short story collection that Scott Harris put together! Each of the stories are based on the same prompt, but every one of these tales is wonderfully different! Here’s the prompt:

The warrior stood atop the rocky outcropping, blood dripping from his face and his lance. He stared out over the plains and let out a blood-curdling scream that struck fear into the hearts of his enemies.

BLURB:
A collection of fast-paced short stories coming from nine of the best Western authors writing today, each using the same prompt, but with very different results. Fast horses, fast fists and fast guns take the lead in these exciting tales of the Old West. Make sure you have plenty of time when you pick this up, because you won’t want to put it down.

My story is about a cavalry officer sent to  track down the most elusive enemy–the last Comanche–and bring him in. But he and his supposed foe were once friends, many years ago. How can he bring a friend in to face certain death?

I hope you’ll pick this one up for a fun read–the stories are each around 5,000 words long and make for some interesting reading for yourself or a gift for someone.

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My other big news is more about DOGS! You may remember me talking about our new addition, Sammy (the russet colored one in the picture) last time we had YEE-HAW DAY here. He was lonely! He needed a sibling–so when I was asked to foster a puppy I drove to Seminole (my hometown, where we had adopted Sammy from back in August) and little Max stole my heart. Max was named Axel, but we liked “Max” better and it seemed to fit him. We got him on March 11, and this is his first meeting with Sammy.

Talk about instant bonding! They love each other, and don’t like being separated. If Sammy goes outside alone, Max waits for him by the door until he comes back and then Max barks to let me know that Sammy is ready to come in. If Max whines, Sammy comes running to see what’s wrong! Getting Max has been a real challenge because I had forgotten how much running you have to do with a younger puppy–he was only 10 weeks old when we got him–so potty training is ongoing! They say he is part Great Pyrenees and part German Shepherd. He is very smart and very stubborn.

Max is what they call a “foster fail”–that means, he is not going to be a foster any more because he is adopted! We are so glad to have these sweet boys in our lives!  

Jeannie Watt

My Newest Release!

 

I’m excited to announce that the third book of my Men of the Marvell Ranch series with Tule Publishing will release on April 8th. I’ll be doing a drop in on that day at the Tule Book Club on Facebook. There will be a Montana-themed prize given so if you’re interested, please check out the invite page.

Challenging the Cowboy is the story of Zach, the oldest Marvell brother, who took over ranch operations when he was fifteen years old, following the death of his father. Zach is the unquestioned boss of the Marvell Ranch and he’s used to giving orders and having them followed without question. Enter the heroine, Finley James, Zach’s new sister-in-law’s sister, who is not afraid to tell him the bald truth whenever necessary. Unfortunately, after telling him a lot of truths, she finds herself in a position where she has to ask him for a job.

Let the games begin….

I so enjoyed writing this book and giving these two hard-headed characters their happy ever after. Please check out the pre-order links here if you’re interested in Zach and Finley’s story. [Note–there is a bit of heat in this book and some instances of language. My next sweet romance comes out in October. Stay tuned for updates!]

Kit Morgan

 

The First 7 books of my Holiday Mail-Order Bride Series is now in a boxed set!

Here’s your chance to have a rip-roaring good time with these romances set around some of your favorite holidays! You can get it on Amazon

 

Updated: March 31, 2019 — 8:23 pm