Game Day with Phyliss Miranda


Welcome to my Game Day…Favorite Book Titles!

I think we’ll have fun today.  Here’s the way my game works.  

Using the first letter of either your name or the state you live in (minimum of 5 letters),

finish it out with the title of one of your favorite books.

You can use abbreviations, if it’s a long state name, but no USPO codes ie: TX. 

You can also use another letter in the name, if it’s a hard one.   

If you can’t think of a title, here’s a hint. Click on the picture of any Filly and you’ll go to their website, thus her book list. 

This might give you some ideas.  Here’s mine:

  • T:  “The Troubled Texan” by Phyliss Miranda
  • E:  “The Extortionist”
  • X:  “The X-Files”
  • A:  “Ashes in the Wind” by Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • S:  “Spring Brides” by Pam Crooks

Have fun!


To one lucky winner, I’m giving away a $10 gift card to Bath and Body Works; and to another winner, an eBook copy of my latest Kasota Springs Romance,  “Out of a Texas Night”.



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A native Texan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Phyliss Miranda still believes in the Code of the Old West and loves to share her love for antiques, the lost art of quilting, and the Wild West.

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33 thoughts on “Game Day with Phyliss Miranda”

  1. What fun this was Phyliss. KS hugs to you! ?
    T- “The Knight On The Texas Plains” by Linda Broday
    O- “One True Heart” by Jodi Thomas
    N- “New Leaf” by Catherine Anderson
    Y- “Yesterday” by LaVryle Spencer
    A- “ Aundy” by Shanna Hatfield

    • Thanks, Tonya, for being the first to jump in. I’m glad you like the game. BTW, the great sparkly header was created by Linda B. Thank you, Linda, for letting me be the first to use it. Great books, Tonya. A big Texas hug to you, Phyliss

  2. Phyliss this was so much fun I lad to do it again!?
    L-Logan’s Lady” by Rosanne Bittner
    U- “Unmistaken” by Lyz Kelley
    C- “ Cupid Comes To Lonesome Buzzard Ranch” by Hebby Roman
    A- “A Field Of Poppies” by Sharon Sala
    S- “Saving The Mail Order Bride” by Linda Broday

  3. I had fun with this so I did my last name too.

    J – Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins
    A – A Palm Beach Wife by Susannah Marren
    N – Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim
    I – In the Swim of Things by Tracie Banister
    N – Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
    E – Easy one the Eyes by Jane Porter

    R – Rome in Love by Anita Hughes
    O – One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
    W – Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
    E – Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

    • Hi Janine, so happy you had fun with my game You came up with some great titles. I think it’s fantastic you enjoyed playing so much that you did both your first and last name. Thanks again. Wonderful books and big hugs, Phyliss

  4. Fun blog!
    S- Sweet Prairie Passion by Rosanne Bittner
    T- Texas Redemption by Linda Broday
    E- Exit Wounds by J.A. Lance
    P- Paradise Valley by C.J. Box
    H- Hide by Lisa Gardner
    A- All-American Cowboy by Dylann Crush
    N- Never Smile At Strangers by Jennifer Jaynes
    I- I’ve Got Eyes On You by Mary Higgins Clark
    E- Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose

    • Stephanie I loved all those books you listed. We have the same love of book’s in many genres.

    • Hi Stephanie. Man, did you ever come up with some great books! Right now, Linda B. is leading the list of the most mentioned author. Thanks for adding your books to the list. A big Texas hug to you, my friend. Phyliss

  5. Y- Yakee Earl by Shirl Henke
    V- Violet Fire by Jo Goodman
    O- outlaw Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday
    N- Nelle by Cynthia Woolf
    N- No Getting Over You by Shirleen Davis
    E- Eagles Song by Roseanne Bittner

    • Thanks, Yvonne. Great list of books. Rosenne Bittner is gettin’ closer and closer to Linda. Keep the game going! I love your list. Thanks for playing. Hugs, Phyliss

  6. Okay, I have to play too.

    B – Badland’s Bride by Cheryl St. John
    R – Reluctant Hero by Lorraine Heath
    O – Open Country by Kaki Warner
    D – Dead End by Helen R Myers
    A – A Wanted Man by Linda Lael Miller
    Y – You Belong to Me by Johanna Lindsey

  7. Hi Miss Linda. Another great list of books. You hit some of our Fillies and previous Fillies. Thanks for playing and again thank you for the banner. I love it. Hugs, Phyliss

  8. C- Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
    O- Only A Night With A Billionaire by Ellie Hall
    L- Laird Wolf by Vivian Arend
    L- Lord Of The Desert by Diana Palmer
    E- Echoes In Death by JD Robb
    E- Easy Going by Erin Nicholas
    N- No Place Like Home by Margaret Watson

    That was fun, but a little hard, LOL!

    • Hi Colleen, glad you stopped by and played my game. When I first came up with the idea for it, I didn’t give enough thought to how hard it might be…but you came up with a fantastic list! And, I bet they came out of your bookshelf. Thanks again for sticking with it and playing. A big Texas hug, Phyliss

  9. All my own titles connected to my first name – Frances:

    Frontier Fires
    River of Love
    Arizona Bride
    Never say Good-bye (new book I am working on – Jake #5)
    Caress – or – Climb the Highest Mountain
    Ecstasy’s Chains
    Sioux Splendor
    That was fun!

  10. Hi Rosanne. I’m so thrilled to see you playing in my Game Day. What great book names. Thanks again for stopping by and playing. Phyliss

  11. Cross my Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher
    Accelerant by Ronie Kendig
    Raging Storm by Vanetta Chapman
    Your Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham
    Looking Glass Lies by Varena Denman

    Thanks for the fun game!

  12. Hi Caryl. WOW! You truly came up with some novels and authors nobody else did. I’m thrilled you had fun with it. Sure got us all to thinking, didn’t it? Again, thanks, and a big hug from Texas, Phyliss

    • Phyliss, I had so much fun looking at the books in my Goodreads shelves. I’m also in Texas.

      • Thanks so much, Caryl. I couldn’t remember where you lived … so here’s a hug from one Texan to another. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed looking at the books in your Goodreads shelves. Have a wonderful evening, my Texas friend. Phyliss

  13. Just had to play again Ms. Phyliss! I live in
    K- “Killer Instinct” by Jospeh Finder
    A- “A Christmas Miracle” by Phyliss Miranda
    N- “Never Tell” by Lisa Gardner
    S- “Snowfall” by Sharon Sala
    A- “A Christmas Spark” by Ciara Knight
    S- “Stands A Calder Man” by Janet Dailey

  14. Oh Tonya, you made me laugh. I was truly wondering if the game I thought up was interesting enough. You made me so happy … third time is a charm. And, thank you for including “A Christmas Miracle”, one of my favorite stories. I love you, my Kansas girlfriend. Hugs, Phyliss

  15. Steve by Shanna Hatfield
    Anne of Green Gables LM Montgomery
    Boughs of Holly by Shanna Hatfield
    Rose by Shanna Hatfield
    Ilsa by Shanna Hatfield
    Not His Type by SHanna Hatfield
    Always the Hero by Anna J Stewart

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