Archives for “western romance”

Hello Fillies! I’m so glad to be here today to talk to y’all about How to Marry a Cowboy. I just love propping up my boots and havin’ a glass of sweet tea with all y ‘all! This is the final book in the Cowboys and Brides series and these characters were so much fun […]


THE FILLIES WELCOME AGNES ALEXANDER  The first time I visited the states west of the Mississippi I knew I’d one day write a book set in that beautiful country.  At the time I was immersed in raising my daughter, working as a human resource manager and writing short stories and articles for the local newspaper, […]


What Did That Say?

Those of you  who’ve read my blogs for any length of time know I love history. I not only enjoy writing about the past, but researching those bits and pieces that make the historical story I’m working on more realistic, interesting and accurate. I’ve been known to lose myself for hours down the “research rabbit […]


HER MAJESTY’S TEXANS My mother was a Brit who married an American. While I was born in England, as soon as possible, she and I immigrated to Texas where we joined my dad in Houston. I was about 18 months old at the time. Because of my twin heritage, I’ve always loved everything Texan and […]


Lassoing Some Romance

LASSOING A BRIDE  &  LASSOING A GROOM Two New Anthologies! Coming from Prairie Rose Publications May 20, 2014   I’m so excited to announce my next two releases, new short stories that are set in the town of River’s Bend, Missouri. There’s one story in each of two anthologies being released on May 20! One […]


  Hi Everyone! Linda Broday here. I was supposed to blog today but western author Dee Burks is taking my place.  Miss Dee has taught writing classes at Amarillo College for several years. And in addition to being a romance author, she’s the owner and publisher of TAG Publishing Company. We’re so happy to have […]


Leave a comment today and one random winner will receive an autographed copy of WELCOME TO WYOMING!   Hello everyone! It’s nice to be back at Petticoats & Pistols! In my current novel, WELCOME TO WYOMING, both the hero and heroine are jewelry experts, therefore I had to learn a lot about the topic while […]


Hi everyone.  I hope you enjoy spending a visual tour of our time at Underwood Family Farms with me.  I’m on deadline and super busy with my little ones, but I wanted to share something fun with all of you today.  Keep Reading…I’ll also be showering you with books!! Don’t you just love it when […]


Welcome to Excerpt Friday!  Each Friday we’ll be featuring excerpts from recent releases by our very own Fillies.  So grab a cup of coffee and read on.  And if you find you’re hooked by what you read (and we know you will be!) just click on the book cover to purchase the entire book. Or […]


In my upcoming short story, the hero, Sheriff Matthew Tate, carries a matched pair of 1848-Model 3 Colt Dragoons. The Dragoon grew out of the problems with the Colt Walker revolver, a 4.5 pound, 15” long hunk of steel. The Dragoon was only 4 pounds, 2 ounces. And, where the Walker’s barrel was 9” long, […]


  Welcome to Excerpt Friday!  Each Friday we’ll be featuring excerpts from recent releases by our very own Fillies.  So grab a cup of coffee and read on.  And if you find you’re hooked by what you read (and we know you will be!) just click on the book cover to purchase the entire book. […]


I love a good sale. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought . . . What would be better than sharing some great, on-sale, reads with all my friends at the Junction? So that’s what I’m going to do today.   If you enjoy inspirational romance, you can’t go wrong with Tamera […]


The RITA Award is the premiere award given to romance novels each year and is sponsored by the Romance Writers of America (RWA) association. As a published member of RWA, I get to participate in the process as a judge. A couple weeks ago I received a box full of seven novels ready to be read. […]


New On The Horizon!

  The new year is all about looking forward, setting goals, dreaming of what you want to come true in the next twelve months. So what’s better than announcing another exciting release by Prairie Rose Publications.   HEARTS AND SPURS is another anthology offering by this new and swiftly rising western romance publisher.   And […]


  MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I love cowboys just like all of you. I’m surrounded by them here in the center of Texas and very happy about that. It really helps me write a good cowboy and makes research very easy. I created my series, COWBOYS OF SUNRISE RANCH, in part because I’ve gone with the […]


I’ve always wanted to write a story about a person who made a decision to change her life in the blink of an eye, because sometimes I think that is what writers do. In PROMISE ME TEXAS, I found a plot that I loved about taking a chance in life. Beth McMurray thought she was […]


Halloween wasn’t always scary; guys and gals once considered it a night of romance. Tricks and treats were designed for a very specific purpose–to find what the future held in the way of true love. Almost every town held a Halloween dance for just this purpose.  Dances were held in schoolhouses, barns or churches. Guests […]


Welcome Pamela Nowak

Many thanks to Petticoats and Pistols for once again welcoming me to their site! What a wonderful group of writers—I’m excited to be joining them!     This month, I’m launching my new western historical romance, Changes.   The third in my related-character series about St. Louis schoolmates, this is Lise’s story.  In 1879, Omaha librarian […]


Welcome Lynnette Austin

I’m thrilled to be here at Petticoats and Pistols! To celebrate, I’m giving away an eBook edition of Nearest Thing to Heaven, the second in my Maverick Junction series. Entering in the drawing is as simple as leaving a comment. So pour yourself a tall, ice-cold glass of sweet tea and let’s chat.   I […]


WESTERN ROMANCE!  THE “COWBOY” HERO LIVES ON! My latest book, PARADISE VALLEY (July 2013) is another western historical romance, and (as some tell me) written only as Rosanne Bittner can write the “American West.”  It is my 58th published book over the past 30 years, and 95% of those have been western historical romance, my […]


Brand New Covers!!

  I hadn’t planned to blog on this, but when Amazon posted these brand spanking new covers for my e-books yesterday I had to share. I’m a proud mama showing off her babies. LOL!   Sometimes a little make-over is a good thing and can bring new life to something. I’m hoping this is the […]


Cheryl St.John

In 2007 I was one of the original Fillies here at Petticoats and Pistols when we kicked off the site and made plans for the future. I’m proud of what Wildflower Junction has accomplished and the impact it’s had on fans of western romance. I have made wonderful friends here among the other authors, and […]


Happy Independence Day! In 1776 the United States declared its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Here it’s a federal holiday celebrated with fireworks, parades, picnics and BBQs. In my home state the community of Seward, Nebraska has held a celebration on the same town square since 1868. In 1979 Seward was designated “America’s […]


Howdy, all y’all! I’m so glad to stop by here, prop up my red cowboy boots and visit with the fillies about Billion Dollar Cowboy, the debut book in my new series, Cowboys & Brides. Someone asked me recently how I came to write about four very rich cowboys and that started me thinking about […]


For Love of the Wolf

  Wolves have always played a fascinating roll in western novels.  There is a mystique about the animals that stems as much from misinformation as information. This week I visited the St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary in Montgomery, Texas. It is less than a twenty minute drive from my house, but I felt as if I […]