It’s Yee-Haw Day!

Welcome to Yee-Haw Day, the once-a-month day we’ve reserved to share our news with you – all sorts of fun news!

So check out the post below to get the details on the kinds of things that make us go Yee-Haw!!

Linda Broday

In addition to A Cowboy Christmas Legend…..

Same Day Release (Sept 28)….

THE COWBOY WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS

AMAZON

There is another version of this book out so be sure you get the one with my name on the cover.

It’s the Mass Market version only until 9-28 and then the ebook with my story will be available.

Laura Drake

Has a NEW cover!

I posted the cover for my Women’s Fiction to be released in April, 2022 – well, the publisher changed his mind…I have a new cover!

I love them both for different reasons. The left is the first, the right, the final.

Which do you like best?

Pam Crooks

Coming Soon on Kindle Unlimited!  (But you can Preorder now!)

 

Jeb Carson is a fearless mercenary.

—-He’s fought long, hard years on foreign lands to defend his country.  He’s determined to return to America and live a quiet, normal life.

Elena Malone is a mother.

—-She knows nothing about war until her precious son is kidnapped by one of America’s most dangerous enemies.

Together, Jeb and Elena must risk their lives in a daring fight to rescue her baby—and find victory in newfound love.

 

 

Preorder on Amazon

 

Shanna Hatfield

My newest release Sadie is officially here and so far, readers are loving the story (which makes my heart so happy!).

If you haven’t read it yet, you can get the digital or paperback versions on Amazon. It’s also available in Kindle Unlimited.

Inspired by the true stories of women who served in France during World War I, Sadie is a sweet romance filled with courage, hope, and lasting love.

She yearns for far-flung adventures. He longs for the home he’s found in her heart. Will a world at war tear them apart, or draw them closer together?

For most of her life, Doctor Sadie Thorsen has imagined seeing the world on grand adventures. When America joins the war raging across the world in 1917, it seems her dreams are about to come true. She travels overseas as a contracted physician, eager to do her part to help the war effort. Endless streams of wounded push her to the limits of endurance, then she receives word Harley John Hobbs, the man she’s loved for years, is missing in action. Unable to bear the thought of life without him in it, she refuses to let go of her hope that he’s alive.

The day Sadie Thorsen shoved Harley John Hobbs down on the playground was the day she marched off with his heart. He spent years doing everything in his power to become successful, determined to have more than himself to offer Sadie if she ever returns to their eastern Oregon town. Conscripted to join the American Expeditionary Forces, Harley John answers the call and heads to France. Wounded and alone, he clings to the promise of seeing Sadie one last time.

 

I’m also excited Romance at Rinehart’s Crossing will release this month, on September 17! It’s part of the Regional Romance series with books by fellow fillies Kit Morgan and Kari Trumbo!

I have to tell you, I was way behind writing this book. It includes three intertwined stories and I had to hustle by bustle to get it finished in time to send to my editor. I started on a Monday with roughly 41,000 words written. By 10 p.m. that Friday, I had finished the book at 123,689 words! And that Friday was my new personal record for words written in a single day with 19,493 written. Before that, the most I’d written was just a shade over 18,000. Whew! I hope you enjoy the book because despite the haste, I sure had fun writing the stories!

Life on the Oregon Trail will never be the same . . .

Tenner King is determined to make his own way in the world far from the overbearing presence of his father and the ranch where he was raised in Rinehart’s Crossing, Oregon. Reluctantly, he returns home after his father’s death to find the ranch on its way to ruin and his siblings antsy to leave. Prepared to do whatever is necessary to save the ranch, Tenner isn’t about to let a little thing like love get in his way.

? Austen – After spending her entire life ruled by her father, Austen Rose King certainly isn’t going to allow her bossy older brother to take on the job. Desperate to leave the hard work and solitude of the Diamond K Ranch, she decides a husband would be the fastest means of escape. If only she could find a man she could tolerate for more than five minutes.

Claire – Two thousand miles of travel. Two thousand miles of listening to her parents bicker about the best place in Oregon to settle. Two thousand miles of dusty trails, bumpy wagons, and things that slither and creep into her bedding at night. Claire Clemons would happily set down roots that very minute if someone would let her. What she needs is her own Prince Charming to give her a place to call home. When a broken wagon wheel strands her family miles from civilization, she wonders if handsome Worth King, the freighter who rescues them, might just be the answer to her prayers.

Kendall – Anxious to escape her mother’s meddling interference, Kendall Arrington leaves her society life behind, intent on experiencing a Wild West adventure. Hired as the school teacher in a growing town on the Oregon Trail, Kendall hopes to bring a degree of civility and a joy of learning to the children of Rinehart’s Crossing. However, the last thing she expects to find is a cowboy with shaggy hair, dusty boots, and incredible blue eyes among her eager students.

Will love find the three King siblings as Romance arrives in Rinehart’s Crossing?

Read all the books in the Regional Romance Series featuring historic locations, exciting drama, and sweet (yet swoony) romance!

Cathy McDavid

I know it’s early to be thinking about Christmas – or is it too early? Maybe not 🙂

I found out last week that a novella I wrote several years ago as part of an anthology titled A Mistletoe Christmas (original cover on the right) is going to be re-released in France this coming holidays. How cool is that? As you can see from the picture, the anthology has been renamed A Family for Christmas. My story, A Merry Little Wedding is also going to be offered individually and retitled An Embrace Under the Snow.

Now, you wouldn’t know by looking at any of the covers that A Merry Little Wedding is a western and set in the fictional town of Mistletoe, Texas. Still, I like the covers. They have the right holiday feel and put me in a cheery mood. Plus, I’ve always liked this story and am thrilled for the chance to reach new readers halfway across the world! What fun. Oui?

 

 

Karen Kay

 

 

 

Howdy!

Sale!  Sale!

BLUE THUNDER AND THE FLOWER is on sale today and tomorrow for 25% off the regular price, which is $4.99.  It should bring the book’s price down to around $3.99.  But, you will need a coupon and the coupon is BNP1892.

Here are a few reviews of the book:

From MJ:   A captivating read that I didn’t want to end

Inspiration Comes From Many Places

One question authors get asked all the time is where do you get ideas for your stories. No, you don’t have to worry that if you tell me about running into your old high school crush I’m going to use it in my book. Unless, well, if it’s a really good meet cute …

Never mind. Just kidding. I actually get a lot of my ideas from news articles or human interest pieces I read online. Sometimes, however, inspiration comes from a place I’ve visited.

Many years ago, when my kids were young, we took a trip to Bisbee, Arizona and toured the Queen Silver Mine. While there, I saw an old photo of a mule being lowered down into the shaft (mules were used to haul ore carts and often spent their entire lives in the mines). From that tour and photo came the inspiration for Her Heart’s Treasure. While researching that book, I came across an article about a horrific mining accident in Denver and that became the inspiration for my book, The Gate to Eden. Note: this was back in the days when I wrote Western historicals.

A few years after that, we were vacationing at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. One day, we took a tour of the (replica) Ponderosa Ranch and Western town TV set from the show Bonanza. The scenery was incredible, and my mind raced with ideas. Eventually, I wrote a three book series for Harlequin American titled Sweetheart, Nevada.

When I was a teenager, we used to stay at a Western-themed resort outside of Payson, Arizona called Kohl’s Ranch. As an adult, I frequently visit Payson and have returned to Kohl’s Ranch just to check it out. Of course, a story popped into my head. That story eventually became a four-book series called Bear Creek Ranch that was so thinly disguised I actually had readers email me to say they knew I’d used Kohl’s Ranch for my inspiration.

I could go one and on, but I think I’ll end with the McDowell Mountains. I grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and lived for many, many years not far from the Sonoran Mountain Preserve. Once, while walking my dogs, I found myself gazing up at the mountains and wondering if any wild horses still lived there. Turns out, they do! That question launched a thirteen book series, the first one about a cowboy trying to save his ranch by capturing the last wild mustang roaming free in the mountains near my fictional town, Mustang Valley.

Wow. All this talk about places I’ve visited makes me want to travel again. It’s been too long. Wherever I wind up going, I’ll be sure to take my imagination. Who knows? I could be inspired with a story.

Now, what were you telling me about your old high school crush ?

Howdy, Everyone!

I’m here! My first official post for Petticoats and Pistols, and I have to say, I’m a bit nervous. The lovely, talented, and sweet Margaret Brownley has left some big shoes for me to fill. She will be truly missed, but, like all of you, I wish her love and happiness in her exciting new life.

I’m also thrilled to be joining this amazing group of ladies. I’ve known some of them for years and am becoming fast friends with the other “fillies”. To stand here beside them is…aw, heck. For a writer, I’m at a loss for words. I’m also excited to get to know all of the readers. I promise to do my best responding to comments and answering any questions ?

I thought I should probably tell you a little about myself. I’ve been at this writing business a long time. It took a while to figure out what kind of stories I loved writing the best. As a result, I tried suspense, historicals, rom com, paranormal, you name it. Finally, I took to heart the old saying, write what you know, and sold my first Western/small town book to Harlequin in 2005 for the then American line. It’s been full steam ahead ever since. The American line eventually became the Western line, which sadly folded several years ago. I now write for Harlequin Heartwarming and, starting in 2022, Love Inspired Mountain Rescue Suspense.

My promo material says, “Who Doesn’t Love a Cowboy Romance?” and that sums up exactly how I feel. I’ve lived the country/western lifestyle for as long as I can remember, getting my first horse when I was just a kid. We once owned over fifty “pets” that included chickens, ducks, goats, a donkey, mules, and horses — besides the usual cats and dogs. There wasn’t a day I didn’t pet a velvety nose, smell the sweet scent of hay, collect fresh eggs, and wash out a water trough. I once rode in a mule-drawn wagon for three days from north Cave Creek, Arizona to Young (the state’s most remote town located on the southern rim of the Grand Canyon). In my younger days, I competed in horse shows. And while I have a great love of rodeo and watch it whenever possible, I’ve never participated beyond riding a mechanical bull or attempting to rope a practice dummy (plastic calf). While I, sadly, no longer own any horses, I have friends who let me visit whenever the mood strikes. Yes, that picture below is me with a baby mule taken about six months ago when she was just a few days old.

I pour that love of all things cowboy into my contemporary Western stories, trying to make them as realistic as possible. What a great gig, right? I couldn’t be luckier. I get to wake up every day and do what I enjoy best of all — write books about the life I love.

I can’t wait to get to know all of you and share my stories with you.

Warmest wishes to you and yours,

Cathy McDavid

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