Welcome Guest Eve Gaddy!

Howdy! Let’s welcome our guest author, Eve Gaddy, to the blog today! 

Hi, I’m Eve Gaddy and I’m so excited to be here at the Petticoats and Pistols blog. I’m going to talk a little about my newest book, which just released yesterday. I write a lot of books set in Texas and Montana. Heart of the Texas Warrior is the fourth and final book in the Heart of Texas series, set in Last Stand, Texas.

Here’s a peek:

Setting: after they meet at the prosthetist’s office, as they’re leaving.

Asher asked Jessie, “You want to get a cup of coffee? Or coffee and pie?”

She finally made it through the door and he followed. Yes, she wanted to. But she wasn’t going out with a man who was at the least involved with another woman, at worst married. “Something tells me Maggie might not like that.”

For a moment he looked confused but then his expression cleared and he smiled. “Maggie’s very understanding. Sometimes she gets a little jealous but she usually gets over it pretty quickly.”

Jessie stared at him. “Your wife doesn’t mind you asking out other women?”

“First of all, it’s coffee. Not a big deal. Second, Maggie’s not my wife.”

“Girlfriend, then.”

“Nope, not my girlfriend either. Though I do call her my girl a lot. She especially likes for me to sweet-talk her when I brush her.”

“When you—Oh, you bum! Maggie is your dog?”

“She is. So at the risk of making my dog jealous, how about we get some coffee and pie?”

“What can I say after all that except yes? Let me call my friend and tell her to pick me up at Char-Pie instead of here.” She pulled her phone out of her pocket. “In about thirty minutes?”

“Sure. Or I can take you home.”

She paused before scrolling up to open her phone. “What if we discover while we’re having pie that we have nothing in common and don’t even like each other?”

He grinned. “I think I can still manage to give you a ride home. Besides, that’s not going to happen.”

“I guess we’ll have to wait and see.”

“I’ll go get my truck. Unless you’d rather walk?”

Char-Pie wasn’t very far away but the thought of managing the rough sidewalks was not appealing, especially when she was already tired. But she didn’t want him to think she was a wimp. “I can walk,” she said, lifting her chin. “Or rather, I can get there with crutches.”

“I have no doubt.” He grinned at that. “But I’ll get my truck anyway.”

Heart of the Texas Warrior was a special book for me for a number of reasons. Asher Chapman, the hero of the book, is from Whiskey River, Texas, another fictional Texas town just down the road from Last Stand. He’s the brother of the hero in No Ordinary Texas Billionaire. I didn’t plan on him, but the moment Asher walked onto the page, heck, the moment he was mentioned in No Ordinary Texas Billionaire, I knew I wanted to write his story.

But of course he needed a special heroine. Jessie McBride is the only girl of the McBride siblings. She’s a cowgirl through and through and she is strong, extremely independent, and rescues wild mustangs. When she breaks her leg she discovers she has to depend on others whether she wants to or not. Asher has had to learn that lesson the hard way, and he feels a lot of sympathy for her. And soon a lot more than sympathy!

I’m giving away an ebook of No Ordinary Texas Billionaire to one winner and an ebook of Heart of the Texas Warrior to another.

I’m a big fan of animals in stories and almost always have at least one. Do you like stories with animals? If so, which animals are your favorite to read about? I’ll pick the winners from the posts.

Eve Gaddy is the award winning, national bestselling author of more than thirty-five novels and novellas. She has written contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and romantic mystery. Eve loves her family, spring and fall in east Texas, the Colorado mountains, dogs, chocolate, books, and electronics. She enjoys cooking except when she is writing, and has been known to tell her husband that is what takeout was created for.

Eve also loves a happy ending. That’s why she writes romance.

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27 thoughts on “Welcome Guest Eve Gaddy!”

  1. Welcome!! I love animals in stories. Dogs are always a wonderful, plus I love a horse that has a fun attitude.

  2. Yes I love animals in stories. Especially when they have names and are special to the book. I enjoyed your blog and will get more acquainted with you as an author. Thank you for sharing today.

  3. Congrats on your new book. I adore animals in books. I think they are a fact of life anymore because most people have some kind of pet in their lives. I am a cat owner myself but love seeing cats and dogs in my books. I even enjoy horses in my books. Pets are like your children so they belong in books also.

  4. Good morning, Eve! So wonderful to have you visit us here at P&P. I just loved your excerpt. You made me smile!

    Congrats on the new release, and I’m wishing you many sales! Woo-hoo!

  5. Hi Eve, Animals are fine in a story as long as they don’t take over the story. I’m a fan of dogs. Horses would also work for me. I am not a cat lover.
    I’d love to visit Texas through your story.

    johns lake at usa dot com

  6. Animals make life more fun in books and real life!! Just had to put my son’s Black Lab Hollie down on Monday – worst days ever!

    • I’m so sorry, Teresa. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. My cocker spaniel just turned 17 and I’m dreading that day. They become such an important part of our lives.

  7. Hi Eve! Welcome to our little corner of the world. We’re so happy you came to visit. This is a real feather in our cap! Your books are amazing. Wishing you much success!

  8. I love, love, love any stories with animals–especially dogs. If there’s a dog on the cover, I’m sold. If there’s a St. Bernard on the cover, it’s an automatic add to my keeper shelf. If there’s a pittie, I’m in heaven, but that’s pretty rare!

  9. I have loved animal themed stories the first time I read sleepy little bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. Loved Big Red, Walter Farley’s black and red stallion series, wept through Black Beauty and old Yeller, yearned for my own roundup pony in the Misty series, cried through Beautiful Joe,but was happyto read they have their own paradise in its sequel, read Rin tin tin serving during ww2, lassie, and all James Harriot’s adventures before they hit the TVs. Then there are the animated ones, Pete’s dragon, 101 Dalmations, All dogs go to heaven, lady and the tramp, the fox and the hound, Cinderella’s helpful bluebirds. Currently reading Beatrice Potter books to grandson. Cant wait til he is old enough for James Howe’s Bunnicula series, as I laughed til my sides hurt.

  10. I like pets of all kinds. They add much to a story. Whether you use a cat or a dog (or snake, bird, llama, horse, etc) depends on the type of story you are writing. If you want a companion animal that will get the characters out of the house and in social situations, a dog. If you want one for defense, law enforcement, or rescue, again you need a dog. If you need one to be there for you when you need consolation or to celebrate, a dog is your best bet. Cats can do consolation, but on their terms. They sort of do everything on their terms. They are good companions in a low key way, good for someone that needs a pet that is less work and involvement. I have had cats, dogs, snakes, rabbits, and many more, loving them all. We have had up to 4 dogs at a time (not counting litters we fostered), though we are down to one right now. My personal favorite is a dog. They tend to have more personality and not treat their owners with disdain. No insult to cats intended.

    • I have read one other excerpt from HEART OF THE TEXAS WARRIOR, the one where they initially “meet” – both times. Asher sounds like a character I will like quite a bit. He is a survivor and has managed to retain his sense of humor. He loves his dog which says a lot about him. I look forward to getting to know this couple.

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