It’s here! The C Bar C Ranch Duo! ~ Pam Crooks


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Book 2 of the C Barb C Ranch Duo is now available! 



So what does the word ‘series’ mean to you.  Two?  Three or more?

Merriam Webster defines series as “a succession of volumes or issues published with related subjects or authors, similar format and price, or continuous numbering.”  But the respected dictionary doesn’t define at what number a series makes.

In my opinion, anything two or more, as long as they are related, fits a series.  As you may know, series are extremely popular in the romance world.  Authors could typically have a half-dozen books in one series.  Multi-author groups could have their series stretch on for literally dozens of books.

In my case, The C Bar C Ranch series is two books with related characters on the same ranch.  Two books.  A duo, right?  Or a series, if you will.

Let me tell you a bit about my duo of stories that will always have a special place in my heart and were a joy to write.

Book 1

Carina Lockett is driven to build a legacy for her young daughter, and she doesn’t need a man to help her do it. But when her precious child is lured away and held for ransom, she must swallow her pride and ask for Penn McClure’s help.

Penn McClure had no intention of playing cowboy for any woman, especially one as strong-willed as Carina.

But driving a herd of cattle to Dodge City was no easy task. And he had a score to settle with the man waiting for them at the end of the trail.

Along the way, he discovers Carina is pure female–and that her legacy has become his own.

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Book 2

Callie Mae Lockett is betrayed by the man who claims he’s responsible for her young brother’s tragic death. She chooses another to help carry on her precious legacy, the C Bar C Ranch , and he’s the farthest thing from a cowboy she’s ever met.

TJ Grier has always been one of the C Bar C’s best cowboys, but one horrible night destroys all he’s ever known.

Desperate to prove his innocence, he steals Callie Mae away, and together they plunge into danger to solve the secret that has torn them apart.

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Would you like to win a copy of KIDNAPPED BY THE COWBOY?

Many of my books are in a series.  Just tell me if you’ve ever read one of them.  If so, which one? Or two?   Otherwise, what series have you read and loved?

Here’s a few of my western romances in a series:


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31 thoughts on “It’s here! The C Bar C Ranch Duo! ~ Pam Crooks”

  1. Good morning Pam- I love Series books because we get to keep having contact with characters we’ve already fell in love with. I usually think of a series as 3, but if it’s just 2 book’s, then that’s a series as well.
    I’ve read many series, Linda Broday’s series, Shanna Hatfield’s series, she has many also.
    I’m reading a Janet Dailey series now.
    Congrats on your new book, the cover is beautiful!

    • Some really great authors you just mentioned! A few others, Rosanne Bittner, Sharon Sala, Lisa Gardner, Kari Lynn Dell, Joan Johnston… I believe I prefer series now that I think about it.

    • Good morning, Tonya! You know, I cut my eye teeth on Janet Dailey. She has long been one of my faves. She autographed her Calder series for me, which I treasure. I learned alot from her. When she was with Harlequin, she wrote a book (contemporaries) set in every state. I thought that was amazing.

      Thanks for the congrats, and sending you a hug!

  2. I’d love to read your book and can’t believe I haven’t read one yet. I’m a virtual newbie to the reading world though. I just started reading again in November 2016 after decades of not reading. I usually consider a series to be 3 or more books but I didn’t put a whole lot of thought into that. To me 2 books has always been more of a sequel. I love a good HWR that has a mystery in it and this book sounds like a good one!

    • Oh I forgot I love a series that goes on and on as long as it’s still good. For instance, a couple that has children and we get to know generations to come. Another scenario, a series based on a town and we get to know different couples, townsfolk, and villians. I also love a good anthology of authors pulling together a series based on the same town and it’s community. Authors amaze me when they pull a good anthology together.

      • Yep, Stephanie. Series that go on and on through generations are called sagas. I don’t think authors write them so much anymore. Nowadays, series take place at about the same time and use many of the same characters who don’t age, at least not much.

        My book, ELEANORA, is part of the Widows of Wildcat Ridge series and is set up just as you describe – based on a town (Wildcat Ridge) and all the widows that live there, and how they deal with one main villain, Mortimer Crane. Now THAT was a fun book to write – we authors really had to document and keep track of the details in each other’s books. I hope you get a chance to read one of the WoWR books. The series just wrapped up in May.

        I appreciate you!

    • I think most people do think of a series as three or more, Stephanie. And yes, back before long-running series became so popular, most books came out in sets of two, and they were called sequels. It’s not wrong to call it that, by any means.

      Sometimes, I think I’d like to continue on from KIDNAPPED BY THE COWBOY. I’ve set the story up for at least two more books for the C Bar C Ranch.

      Hmmm. So many ideas, so little time!

  3. Good morning Pam! I love reading series. Many authors such as Kaki Warner, Linda Broday, Janet Dailey, Karen Kay, Jodi Thomas, Leigh Greenwood, Stacey Kayne, Tess LeSue, Caroline Fyffe, Rosanne Bittner, and so many more have prodded my imagination, caused me to laugh and cry, and brought an undeniable love for historical western romance. I look forward to Petticoats and Pistols blog everyday. You are the best!

    • Ah, my dear Kathy, YOU are the best! We love loyal readers like you who spend time with us every day. And oh, the names you mentioned are some of the best, too. Icons in the western romance genre, for sure, including our own dear Linda Broday!!


      • Good morning, Pam! I hope you have a great day! I love reading series. When you are deep into a wonderful book knowing you have a continuation of wonderful, it is the best! Thank you and all the gals for sharing your talents. I love visiting P&P everyday. It makes me feel good!

      • Aw, we LOVE that you love visiting P&P everyday. I honestly don’t know what we would do without loyal friends like you. Actually, the site would probably fold.

        And do you know that next Tuesday, P&P will be TWELVE YEARS OLD!?! Pretty darned amazing in the blog world, let me tell ya.

        keep on reading series, Melanie, and keep visiting us. We love having you.

  4. I enjoy reading series myself. It makes you feel like you are part of the family in the books. I think I may have read Trace, I just have problems keeping up with what I have read until I start reading them again.

    • You nailed it, Quilt Lady! The appeal of series is that you DO feel like you are part of the fictional family. If an author(s) does her job right, the reader truly becomes a part of the series world, and she worries over the same problems the characters do, and rejoices at their successes, too.


  5. Series are captivating and I enjoy following these characters through their lives, relationships and trials and tribulations.

  6. Series which I have read and enjoyed greatly since they give me pleasure and are always special to explore by Leigh Greenwood, Daniel Silva, Jacqueline Winspear.

    • Ah, so you love mysteries and thrillers AND westerns, eh? Me, too! I had the pleasure of meeting Leigh Greenwood a few years back. A very nice man.

      You have great taste in series, Ellie!

  7. I’ve read all of Mary Conneally’s series. I just need to read her last release and I’ll be through all of them!! I also have read other series, by Susan May Warren, Dee Henderson, Autumn MacArthur, and others.

    • Woo-hoo! A Mary Connealy fan! She has quite a backlist, so good for you for reading all her books. What a compliment for her–and a testament to your loyalty.

      Thank you, Trudy!

    • Wonderful to hear, Denise! Thank you. A COWBOY AND A PROMISE is a special book in many ways. Book 2 (Brock and Lucienne’s story) is percolating in my brain.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  8. I do enjoy series books… have read quite a few, but a lot of times I move on… because I read so much I move on to the next book that catches my eye.

    • I get it, Colleen! I’ve heard readers say books in a series come out too fast, so they don’t have time to read them all. Then, I’ve heard others say they don’t come out fast enough, so they move onto something different.

      Keep on readin’!

  9. I love books that are series, these books sound like very good reads. I Love the covers. I love reading books that continue with the growth of the characters. I will be adding this series to my TBR list. Thank you for telling us a little about your book duo. Have a Great day! God Bless you.

    • Thanks, Alicia. Hope that TBR pile isn’t too tall. There’s just too many good books out there, and so little time, right?

      Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Oh my just the title alone get my heart racing. This sounds amazing. No unfortunately I have not read any of your books. This needs to change. Thank you for coming today.

    • I think you were one of my recent winners, Lori, but I can’t remember of what right off the top of my head. Maybe a gift card and not one of my books as a prize?

      Regardless, I’d be honored if things did change and you’d want to read one of my books soon. I appreciate all my readers, as does each and every filly!

  11. Hi Pam! I’m new to P & P so you are New to me and I have not read any of your books. However they do sound interesting and I would love to have my name out in for the contest and hopefully give you a try. ?

    • Good morning, Sonya! Welcome, welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by and have learned a little bit more about Petticoats & Pistols and me. And yep, your name is in the hat. I’ll be drawing the winner soon!

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