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It has been such an exciting time! I am proud to say that Native Love, my second book came out last fall keeping me busy with book signings and promotions. I have been donating my books to local libraries that I visit and last fall at the Old West Days in Valentine I was lucky enough to meet a Cowgirl Poet from Alberta, Canada. Doris Daley. She was kind enough to take a set of my books back to her local library there in Alberta, so the books they are “atraveling” all over!

In appreciation of this trip to the land of the ‘Petticoats & Pistols’ I will be giving away two of the printed copies of my book, Native Love! So keep a sharp eye out on how to win!

The book is an action packed adventure of Red Feather and an Indian girl, Montana that he has fallen in love with…


When Montana, a young Indian maiden, is kidnapped by two ruthless outlaws, she knows there is little chance of rescue. Despite this, she wonders if her new friend, Red Feather, will search for her. That couldn’t possibly happen; he doesn’t even know she’s missing. But if he did, would he risk his future to find her?

Against her adoptive white parents’ wishes, Red Feather has decided to court Montana. But first he must return back East to finish the white man’s medical school. When he is notified that Montana is missing he knows he might lose her before he has the chance to tell her how he feels. There’s only one thing he can do; return to the Sand hills and save the Love of his heart…..


My new book is, The Texas Ranger. A man who finishes what he starts and the adventures that lead him from Southern Texas up into the Sandhills of the Nebraska Territory. Will he find the criminals he is tracking or will a certain young lady lead him away from his goal?

Sorry, but you will have to wait for the story! Ha! So watch for its release within the next year. For the rest of the Summer…. Enjoy your lives with love and excitement at the ready!

Once again thanks a million to Petticoats and Pistols for this adventure and thank you all the readers that make ‘our’ dreams come true!!!

Here are some pictures of our local Sandhills Cowboys hard at work!

Blayne Bradley at his family’s branding…Cowboy up!!!

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And little brother Zach, on the right, holding down the ‘beef’!

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Remember, I will be giving away two copies of my new book, Native Love, to two lucky winners!!!





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  1. Hi BJ!

    Your book, Native Love sounds like a wonderful read. I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity.

    I loved all the pictures!

    Cindy W.

    • Thank you very much! I love the Sandhills! Everyone is friendly and hardworking around here, its a great life!!! Good Luck to you!

      Love with you Soul!
      BJ Akin

    • It is that! You should love with your Soul as it leads you where you should go. Hope you enjoy the story as much as I did writing it!

      Thanks again!
      BJ Akin

  2. Fantastic pictures. I would love to see all that activity. Your book sounds quite intriguing and a bit different. Thanks

    • I am glad that you like the pictures! The cowboys are around here are the real deal! Hardworking and playing people! It was a little hectic as a couple ‘momma’ cows didn’t like having their babies branded, they were aggressive! That made for a little excitement with three sets of ‘draggers’ pulling calves through the gate at the same time. Everyone had to watch their back, Ha! Ha!

      BJ Akin

  3. Love the title, love the cover. Sounds like a winner to me! Thank you for the opportunity.

  4. Thanks, Melanie! I am having so much fun promoting it! I think I was born in the wrong century as I really relate to the characters in my books….it’s so easy to ‘be’ there as I write! Good Luck!

    BJ Akin

  5. Your book sounds different from so many of the books I read. Know I am going to enjoy it!

    • I try to write so there’s the hint of romance with adventure….drawing you into the story and feelings of the character’s. Thank you so much for stopping by and good reading!

      BJ Akin

  6. BJ I can’t wait to read this book and looking forward to all your next books. Loved the first one. I think that they take place in the Ne Sandhills makes them the best that will always be home?

    • Thanks! Connie! Yes I love the Sandhills! The new book, is called ‘The Texas Ranger’ and hopefully will be out by by the end of the year at latest! Thank you for all of your support!

  7. Cowboys are often romance heroes. What a lot of people miss is just how much hard work goes into being a cowboy. It is a dirty, rough, long hard way to make a living. Mother Nature can and often does throw a curve making the job even more difficult and costly. Got to love a man who can handle the job and care for the love of his life and his family. As hard as it is, most wouldn’t want to live any other way.
    Red Feather and Montana’s story is an interestingly different plot line for a western about Native Americans. I look forward to reading it.

    • Thank you! Yes, ranch work is hard, but so very rewarding! Watching new life come into the world and Mother Nature’s power is totally breath taking. What some people don’t realize is being a rancher is more than just being a cowboy and riding a horse. You have to be a weatherman, a mechanic, an electrician, a vet for your livestock, a mathmetician and a hundred other abilities that are required to make a ranch run smoothly. And to have the dedication to get back up when things are bad. Self reliance is a very strong characteristic of a cowboy.
      Thanks again!

  8. I am looking forward to reading Native Love and The Texas Ranger. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  9. Hi!

    Native Love sounds like a great read! I would love to win a copy and introduce it to other people here in Belgium.

    • Wow! Stefanie! Are we talking Europe? I am so glad that you found ‘Petticoats & Pistols’ and I hope you win! Please feel free to contact me on my website too! If you like to read ‘ebooks’, my books are available for Kindles and on Amazon. Good Luck! And thank you so very much for taking the time to visit!!!

    • Kate! It is so great to hear from you! Thanks for the good wishes! I am doing great and hope to hear from you soon! Same number and email…Thanks a bunch for your support!

  10. I am always looking for new authors to read. Your book sounds like the kind I enjoy reading. I have added your name to my list.

    • Joye! Thanks so very much for your support! I hope you love the stories! There is the hints of love and romance, with adventure thrown in! Ha! Ha! Let me know what you think!

  11. I need a day of rain on a tin roof (in Nicaragua) to read this story! I’ll be back to the states in September!

    • Melody, what are you doing in Nicaragua? I hope you are enjoying it there! I love reading on rainy days, too! Enjoy your reading and have a safe trip back to the states! Keep in touch!

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