The cover for my June anthology has finally arrived!
The cover arrived in my in-box the same day as Pam’s Wedding Post, how’s that for timing?! I was already having wedding nostalgia, and this cover put me into total wedding cover bliss. I adore it!
Aside from loving the cover art, I was excited to get my first glimpse of the other two stories in the book. Other than the theme of cowboys and spring courtship, the three stories are not related. Here’s a sneak peek of the story blurbs from the back cover:
Rocky Mountain Courtship by Jillian Hart
Joseph Brooks suspects his mother of bringing a pretty young lady to town–as a mail-order-bride. But Clara Woodrow is not that lady! Enchanted by her and determined to have no other Joseph must use the magical last few days of spring to make Clara admit the desire they share for one another…
Courting Miss Perfect by Judith Stacy
Fleeing a humiliating incident in Virginia, the last thing Brynn O’Keefe needs is an interfering Pinkerton detective suspecting her of some ridiculous crime! Concerned for her reputation, Brynn is horrified when handsome Travis Hollister tells the locals she is his sweetheart–and even more astonished when she begins to like the very idea of it!
Courted by the Cowboy by Stacey Kayne
Constance Pauley becomes enamored with the man who once saved her life–then finds out the very same dashing Kyle Darby had inadvertently caused her injuries all those years ago! Now she can’t forgive the way he has stolen her heart, and how easily she wants to become his bride…
This is my first time contributing to an anthology. When my editor invited me to include a novella in the spring anthology, I was hesitant–I have a hard time keeping my books under 300 pages! The thought of packing a story into a hundred pages had me sweating bullets. My agent talked me into it, making it a personal challenge. I had already started Kyle Darby’s story, the hero’s cousin from THE GUNSLINGER’S UNTAMED BRIDE. Those who read GUNSLINGER might recall Juniper and Jake harassing Kyle about the wildflower he brought home from Montana, and Kyle’s agitated reaction.
Courted by the Cowboy takes us back to the day he meets this so called Montana Wildflower…in the following chapters that past comes to call, thanks to Kyle’s meddling yet well-intentioned family. While coping with their good intentions, he’s also got dastardly villains running amuck–I do love my villains!
So, what are some of your favorite anthologies? I read a bunch before embarking on this challenge, and a few of my faves are A Western Winter Wonderland, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, Give Me A Cowboy,and Western Weddings (yes, I’m partial to westerns!).
Stacey’s BRIDE Series ~ Collect them all!
Next month, prepare to go WILD…