I CAN’T COMPLAIN! by Cheryl Pierson

When everything happens at once, sometimes you have to wonder if you will survive the madness—but when it’s all good, who can complain? Here’s what’s going on with me!

The release of a collaborative effort  through the Western Fictioneers group came about on Saturday, September 1. Our first of the series book, “WOLF CREEK BOOK 1:BLOODY TRAIL” came out and has already had four wonderful reviews! This book
was written by Jim Griffin,  James Reasoner, Larry Martin, Troy Smith, Clay More, and me. The plot was outlined for us by Troy, who came up with this brilliant idea, and our characters’ parts took wing from our own plans for them within the guidelines of the story. There will be many more books to follow in this series, and there will be a slew of different authors working on each edition.  More about this the next time I blog, on the 19th of September, when the whole crew of book one will be here to talk about this project!

Sometime later this month, or early in October, I have two new .99 short stories that will be released through WESTERN TRAIL BLAZER. Meant To Be is a time travel Christmas story. The heroine, Robin Mallory, is stranded on Christmas Eve and begins to walk for help, only to find that she’s walked down a road to the past and into the arms of handsome a Confederate soldier, Jake Devlin. Will she stay in 1864, or will she return to the lonely life she left behind?

The other short story is also a holiday tale about a wounded gunslinger that winds up on the doorstep of widow Angela Bentley. She would patch him up and send him on his way, but for the three children he has with him.  In the midst of a blinding snowstorm, what precious gifts can she contrive to make their Christmas
special? Can she help them recover from the loss they’ve suffered? And what will become of her and Nick Dalton, the man with the dangerous reputation, on this…A NIGHT FOR MIRACLES?

In October, my contemporary novel, TEMPTATION’S TOUCH, will be released through The Wild Rose Press. TEMPTATION’S TOUCH gives Jack and Kendi a second chance at heaven…if they can manage to live long enough to enjoy it.

Two broken hearts find a second chance at love, but only if they manage to survive– When Kendi Morgan witnesses an attempted murder near her home one night, she makes the only choice possible: help the victim. But bringing the handsome stranger into her home traps her in the middle of a deadly drug war. Wounded DEA agent Jackson Taylor is a man with nothing to lose and nothing to fear–until he falls for a beautiful woman who risked everything to save his life. With his sting operation gone awry, Jackson realizes he is all that stands between Kendi and a powerful drug lord seeking revenge. Can their newfound love survive? Or will Jackson sacrifice his partner’s life and his own in exchange for Kendi’s safety
and their future together?

Also in October, my story THE KEEPERS OF CAMELOT will appear in the Western Fictioneers Christmas anthology, SIX GUNS AND SLAY BELLS: A CREEPY COWBOY CHRISTMAS. I am so honored to have my story in this collection.

This Western Fictioneers Christmas anthology is a new take on the old west, filled with Christmas
stories that entertain you with a paranormal twist. This multi-authored collection includes short stories by some of the finest writers in the genre, and gives you something different in the way of holiday stories, while keeping to the ‘old west’ theme.  Look for it on October 31.


That’s what’s happening with me—and I barely have time to turn around! I’ll keep you posted as release dates become available.  For all of my current books and short stories, go to:


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A native Oklahoman, I've been influenced by the west all my life. I love to write short stories and novels in the historical western and western romance genres, as well as contemporary romantic suspense! Check my Amazon author page to see my work: http://www.amazon.com/author/cherylpierson
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14 thoughts on “I CAN’T COMPLAIN! by Cheryl Pierson”

  1. HEY NAT! How are you! Good to see you here. Thanks so much for those very kind words–I appreciate it!

  2. LOL KIRSTEN! Actually, it just happened that it all “came about” release wise, so I’ll be a promotin’ fool til the end of the year, for sure. LOL Thanks for coming by!

  3. Hey Tanya!Thank you so much, my friend. A lot of this just “happened” time-wise, and I’m so glad it did, because this year has just been another “one of those”–so I needed some of the things I’d already worked on to be coming out and give me a bit of a “break”–I just didn’t count on it all coming out at once like this. LOL
    Love you too! Can’t wait to hear about your trip.

  4. Hey Mary!
    I know, I know. LOL I have to say, Livia Reasoner thought of the title, but the idea for the anthology was mine. Livia will be here in a few weeks to talk about it. My story is one of those huge “what if” stories…remember the legend of King Arthur? That he’d come back when the world needed him most? Well, he does come back, but ends up in the old west. I LOVE THIS STORY. I hope you enjoy the anthology–there are lots of different kinds of stories in it, but they have to be paranormal of some kind and western.

  5. Thanks, Elizabeth!
    Livia Reasoner came up with it, and I love it, because there are just all kinds of things it can encompass. Can’t remember the exact date, but Livia will be here to talk about it in the next few weeks. I’m really excited about it.

  6. Thanks, Kay! I’m really excited right now–lots of different projects in the works and never a dull moment. Usually the holidays are my busy time, so I can only imagine what this year is going to be like…but, I can’t complain! LOL

  7. Thanks so much, Hildie! Yes, a lot of these things were alredy “in the works”–it just happened that timing-wise they all are coming out at the same time. Now I’ve got to get to work on NEXT year! LOL

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