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!!

Laura Drake

I’m thrilled to announce a sale! I’ve sold two Women’s Fiction stories – but don’t worry, they’re still set in the west! The first will come out next March. Title:  The Road to Me.  Here’s the blurb:

Trouble with the Curve meets Peace, Love and Misunderstanding.

The Universe conspires to force a uptight, workaholic perfumer on a Route 66 road trip with the hippie grandmother that she bitterly resents. What she discovers out there could not only heal the scars of her childhood, but open her to a brighter future.

Karen Witemeyer

I am so excited and honored to announce that At Love’s Command and Inn for a Surprise (novella) are both finalists for the 2021 Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award and the 2021 Holt Medallion.
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Receiving a finalist nomination is a huge honor for any contest, but there is something special about contests that are judged by readers, and both these awards have that distinction.
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I’m tickled pink and waving my cowgirl hat in the air like a crazy woman. Ha!

Karen Kay

The 25th Anniversary edition of Gray Hawk’s Lady has just been released.  These anniversary books are a lot of work, mostly because when the mass market book was converted to e-book, I didn’t know the amount of errors that could take place.  So these anniversary books have been edited again to correct any errors and re-released.

But, isn’t this a honey of a cover?  Here’s the link to Amazon:  https://tinyurl.com/qtl7hsu

Let me leave you with the synopsis:

Different worlds, one heart.
Blackfoot Warriors, Book 1

When Lady Genevieve Rohan joins her father in the farthest reaches of the American West, she expects to bring a bit of genteel English charm to his dry, academic existence. Instead, she finds her father desperately ill, and it’s up to her to finish his study of the Indian and publish his work—or face the wrath of his creditors.

Her troubles mount when the men hired to capture a member of the Blackfoot tribe don’t bring her a docile maid to study. They present her with a magnificent warrior—proud, outrageously handsome and simmering with fury at the loss of his freedom.

The white woman is beautiful beyond compare, but Gray Hawk can’t think past his plan to exact revenge against this meddling foreigner. It’s ridiculously easy to escape, then turn the tables and take her captive. When anger turns to passion, then to love, he embarks on a new quest. To claim the stubborn, red-headed vixen as his own.

Yet as their hearts strain toward each other, pride conspires to pull them apart…unless they can each find a way for their hearts to become one.

Warning: Sensuous romance that contains a raging, simmering love, consumed by its fire and destined to explode at any moment.

This book is the 25th Year Edition

Linda Broday

I made the move from Amarillo to Lubbock over Memorial Day and I LOVE my new apartment.

It’s in a 55 and older complex and really nice. I know I’ll write some good stories here.

And my 3rd floor windows offer an inspiring view of the Lubbock sunset!

 

Phyliss

I’m so excited!  My second oldest granddaughter graduated from nursing school at Amarillo College two weeks ago.  Abigail was President of her class and has already enrolled in the next level of nursing plus is working full time at NWTH, where everyone from her other Grandmother to me…total of 14 family members now…have worked.

This picture includes our oldest granddaughter, Emma, who is also in the medical field, and is having a big wedding next month.  Such exciting news for our family.

Just of interest, Abby’s Hawaiian Lai is a custom in California where she graduated high school. She wanted one and we made sure she had it!

Yes, I’m a proud Granny!

 

 

Shanna Hatfield

I’m so thrilled and honored to share that Protecting the Princess is a finalist in the 2021 RONE Awards. Yeehaw! Thank you to all the readers who voted for it in the initial round of voting. I so appreciate you!

Margaret’s Grand Adventure & Book Giveaway

I’ve always loved writing Mail Order Bride books.  I often wonder if I would have had enough nerve to travel across the country to marry a stranger.

Many women did so out of necessity. The Civil War created not only an abundance of widows but also a shortage of men.  Many women needed marriage just for survival.  Single women had a hard time making it alone in the East. This was especially true of widows with young children to support.

Still, the thought of a woman traveling thousands of miles to an unknown future is hard to comprehend. 

Would I have done it? 

I like to think I was adventurous enough or at least brave enough to have done it.  However, recently, I found myself in a situation that makes me now know I’m basically a coward at heart.  Yep, I would have lived and died an old maid had I lived in the 1800s.

How do I know this? It all came about when a friend of mine insisted I sign up for one of those online dating sites.  She said it was nothing more than a modern-day Mail Order Bride registry like they had in the Old West.  After initially resisting, I finally gave in.  I figured if nothing else I would get a story out of it.

Lo and behold, I was contacted by a man who was also a widow and lived locally.  He suggested we meet for lunch at a nearby restaurant.  He seemed nice enough, so I said okay.  Writers will do almost anything for a story, right?

The restaurant happens to be one and a half miles from me, but it felt like a three-thousand-mile journey.  A zillion thoughts went through my mind, mainly having to do with ax murderers.

I Almost Chickened Out

There were umpteen places to turn around and I considered every last one of them.  By the time I reached the restaurant, my hands were glued to the steering wheel.

I was about to race for home when I spotted a nice-looking tall man waiting by the door.  I opened the window and croaked, “Are you Jim?”

He said that he was and that was the beginning of an amazing whirlwind romance.  Who would have ever thought such a thing possible?   He is a wonderful man and I’m so lucky to have found him.  We laughed because it turns out he had been just as nervous that first day as I had been.

Jim and I are getting married on June 5th and since we plan on doing a lot of traveling, this is my last blog.  I’ll miss you all but will come back to visit.  You can’t keep us fillies away from the barn for long.

Thank you so much for your great support through the years.  Just for the fun of it, I’m giving away an eBook copy of my book, The Outlaw’s Daughter.  Ah, but you’ve got to answer the following question to qualify for the drawing.

Have you or would you ever consider trying an online dating site?

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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!!

Karen Witemeyer

Previously known as the RITA, the Vivian is one of the most prestigious awards for romance fiction. I’m incredibly honored to represent western and inspirational romance as a finalist in the category for Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements.

YeeHaw!!!

Margaret Brownley

 

Some of you may know that I lost my dear husband five years ago after fifty years of marriage.  As incredible as it seems, I’ve recently met a wonderful man and we’re getting married.  I’m truly blessed.  I can’t believe I’m so lucky to have found another good man who wants to spend his life with me. His name is Jim and the wedding is set for June 5th.   Can’t wait!

 

On the book front, The Outlaw’s Daughter, has been selected as a finalist in the HOLT Medallion Contest in the Historical category. 

Pam Crooks

After a long Nebraska winter of cloudy, cold days, brown grass, and leafless trees, spring has sprung!  Yee-Haw!  Even better, the days have FINALLY grown warm enough for us to open our cabin at the lake.

I hunted for a lake cabin for 15 years before finally finding ours.  Believe it or not, it was a Craigslist deal, a little fixer-upper (which was super fun because we were retired and my husband is really good at fixing up things), and we were able to transform our little get-away into a place we are proud of.  It has become a family treasure and memory-maker for our grandchildren.

Life is good.  Double-Yee-Haw!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun decorations on the inside and vibrant red geraniums on the outside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature abounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The view from our dock, and our Golden Retriever, Louie, enjoying the lake as much as we do!

 

Jeannie Watt

I just got word that my sweet Christmas story, A Home for the Holidays, is a finalist in the Holt Medallion Contest. I’m so excited to have this story recognized because it was such fun to write. The winners are chosen in June, but being nominated is enough for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shanna Hatfield

I am excited to share some books news and a few other fun things with you today!

The incredibly talented Josephine Blake of Covers and Cupcakes gave me sweet contemporary western Learning the Ropes a makeover. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this cover. It’s pretty, and wonderful, and so perfect for Ty and Lexi’s story. And the really fun thing is that this book is an unofficial prequel to my Summer Creek series, which is set in the nearby town of Summer Creek.

You can find out more about Learning the Ropes  at these outlets: Amazon | B&N | Apple | KoboSmashwords

 

Speaking of Summer Creek, the fourth book in the series is now available for pre-orders for just $2.99!

Isn’t the cover of Distracting the Deputy dreamy? I just love the way it turned out. I purchased the cover image from Shana Bailey Photography. You’ll find her artwork on the other three books in the series, too!

This book was just awesome to write. I love both Knox and Zadie’s characters, and I hope you will, too! The book releases June 22!

 

My niece, Katie, is graduating next month. She came to see me Saturday and we spent the day taking her senior photos. This is one of my favorites. I’m so proud of this sweet, lovely girl!

 

Spring has sprung and I am in love with the glorious shades of the season. Maybe it’s because winter seemed like it lasted forever that I’m so deeply grateful for the colorful joy spring is bringing this year.

Wishing you all a marvelous month of May! 

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!!

Karen Witemeyer

The e-single Inn for a Surprise releases tomorrow! YeeHaw!

This was originally part of The Kissing Tree novella collection and is now available as a stand-alone novella for as low as $1.99.

Amazon | Kobo | Christianbook

And to whet your appetite, I have a free prequel short story called The Keepsake available on my website. You can find it here.

Karen Kay

THE ANGEL AND THE WARRIOR, the first book in a series of four, is on sale now for $.99.

** A hunted woman

** A forbidden love

** Time ticking down on an ancient curse.

THE LOST CLAN SERIES, Book #1.

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Linda Broday

Releasing on April 27th!

Book #1 Lone Star Legends series

Sparks fly when struggling saloon owner Deacon Brannock finds himself pitted against Grace Legend and the Temperance Society.

It’s anyone’s guess as to who’ll emerge as the winner.

 

 

AMAZON  |  B&N  |  APPLE  |  KOBO

Laura Drake

Hopefully book news soon (cross your fingers for me) but right now, I’m ecstatic to be taking my first trip in a year and a half! Next week I’ll be flying to Oregon to meet up with my two fishing buds –  we have over 20 years of memories! Fly fishing all day, and at night, it’s like a high school sleepover!

 

Cheryl Pierson

What a wonderful day we had here today! Hubby and I both have gotten both our shots, and daughter, son, and daughter-in-law have gotten their first one (plus, they’ve all three already had COVID last year!) We got together for Easter and “belated” March birthdays in our household. My hubby turned 70 on March 31, and my daughter-in-law, Kayla, celebrated her birthday on the 15th of March. Here’s what happened through Max (white lab) and Sammy’s (brown love-dog) eyes!

It’s so hard to wait. We haven’t seen them in so long! We’ll just be right here on our bed looking for them–maybe it’ll make them come faster!
They’re here! I will roll on the ground and kick my legs for joy!

 

Well, that didn’t last long enough! Everyone is leaving! Pooey!
I can’t believe it’s over! I did get a new bone today, though.
I’m tired. A fun day, but I’m worn out now. I’m getting very sleepy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m already gone, brother. So tired my tongue’s hanging out!

 

 

A good time was had by all. Happy Easter, everyone!

 

Kit Morgan

 

A Cover Reveal!

 

This was too pretty not to share! Autumn’s release date will be April 30th. I’ll be getting the book up for pre-order this week. In the mean time, feast your eyes! Love those spring time colors!

Your Laugh for the Day

We’re doing something a little fun several times through the year. It might be a Craft Project, how we breathe life into a hero, or any number of things. You just never know. We’re sort of calling it Pot Luck. This is my day and I’m going to tell you jokes. Keep your fingers crossed because I’m not very good at this. Hopefully, you’ll find them worth a chuckle.

Okay, here we go……

A man and wife went to their lake cabin for a little R&R. It was a beautiful day and not a cloud in the sky, so the husband decided to go fishing in his rowboat.

After several hours with not much to show, he rowed in and tied up, telling his wife he was going to take a nap.

Now, the wife liked to read romance and she thought how perfect it would be to drift along in the boat. If she got too hot she could take a dip. So she rowed out a little ways from the shore where she could get a nice breeze and picked up her story where she’d left off. The hero cowboy was having a time getting his little darling to the altar.

She drifted along in the little rowboat and turned the pages, totally engrossed.

Pretty soon, a game warden came by and asked to see her fishing license.

“But warden, I’m not fishing. You can see the poles are inside the boat. Besides, I don’t like to fish. They’re smelly and I don’t like touching them. I’m just sitting here reading my book, not bothering one fish or one person.”

The warden looked stern. “That doesn’t matter. You have all the fishing equipment and could put the poles into the water if you choose. I’m going to have to write you a ticket.”

“I protest.”

“Then I’m afraid I’ll have to take you to jail, ma’am.”

“Let’s make it the sheriff’s office, warden. I’ll need to file a complaint.”

“May I ask what your business is? I’ve been as polite as I can and I’m following the law.”

“The charge will be for sexual assault.”

“You’re crazy. We’ve done nothing but talk. You still have your clothes on.”

She smiled sweetly. “But I’m sorry, Warden, you have all the right equipment.”

Flustered, he threw his ticket pad down. “Have a nice day, ma’am, and continue reading your book.”

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What Do You Call a Happy Cowboy?  (a jolly rancher)

Why Did the Bowlegged Cowboy Get Fired?  (he couldn’t keep his calves together)

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I hope you got a chuckle or two. I’m giving away one early copy (autographed) of A COWBOY OF LEGEND. It doesn’t come out until April 27th so you’ll be ahead of the game. I’ll draw from the people who comment and the Giveaway Rules apply – https://petticoatsandpistols.com/sweepstakesrules/.

Just tell me what makes you laugh. Or tell me a joke. I love to laugh.

 

New at P & P–CRAFT DAY! by Pam Crooks

To fill unscheduled blog days that pop up periodically throughout the year, the fillies will be featuring some crafts, decorating ideas, and a variety of other fun things we think you will enjoy.

Now, I’m not a big knitter although I’ve been knitting most of my life.  Basic projects, mostly, like winter scarves, but my all-time favorite is a simple washcloth.

what if life were a ball of yarn?

I’ve made stacks of these over the years. They’re great for tucking into Christmas stockings (yep, my adult daughters still get them hung on our mantle), to give away as bridal shower gifts, to needy families during the holidays and so on.  They wash up beautifully, absorb beautifully, and are my favorite go-to washcloth in my kitchen towel drawer

I can make one of these in two good nights in front of the television. The instructions are super-simple, and I’m happy to share them with you.

 

BASIC COTTON WASHCLOTH

Size 8 knitting needles

100% cotton yarn (I love the Peaches & Crème brand)

Instructions:

  • Cast on 4 stitches. (I usually do 5 stitches)
  • Knit 1 row
  • Knit 2 stitches. Move yarn over to front to create an extra stitch.
  • Finish row.
  • Work until 50 stitches are on the needle.

To Decrease:

Knit 1 stitch

  • Knit 2 together
  • Yarn over
  • Knit 2 together
  • Knit to the end of the row
  • Repeat until 4 stitches are left on the needle.
  • Cast off. When 1 stitch is left, cut 6″ tail of yarn and pull through the loop.  Tighten, then weave tail through.  I use a crotchet hook to do this.

I’m giving away a washcloth to two winners.  To be eligible, just tell me if you like to do needlework?  Knit? Crotchet? Counted cross stitch?

 

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!!

Mary Connealy

In Bookstores NOW

And shipping from Amazon, Barnes and Noble or where ever you get your books.

Braced for Love

Book #1 Brothers in Arms Series

Left with little back in Missouri, Kevin Hunt takes his younger siblings on a journey to Wyoming when he receives news that he’s inheriting part of a ranch. The catch is that the ranch is also being given to a half brother he never knew existed. Turns out, Kevin’s supposedly dead father led a secret and scandalous life.

But danger seems to track Kevin along the way, and he wonders if his half brother, Wyatt, is behind the attacks. Finally arriving at the ranch, everyone is at each other’s throats and the only one willing to stand in between is Winona Hawkins, a nearby schoolmarm.

Despite being a long-time friend to Wyatt, Winona can’t help but be drawn to the earnest, kind Kevin–and that puts her in the cross hairs of somebody’s dangerous plot. Will they all be able to put aside their differences long enough to keep anyone from getting truly hurt?

Julie Benson

Meet the newest Benson foster dogs–Axel and Brody!

Our sweet foster Axel.

 

Our sweet foster Brody getting some snuggle time with my hubby

 

Our sweet boy Dax, has recovered from Parvo, gained weight, and gone to a fabulous forever home where he is loved and has two children to play with.

Dax enjoying a previous snow day.

 

Our foster Dax.

 

Margaret Brownley

Wooing the Schoolmarm

If only they can learn to ignore each other, they might stop the sparks from igniting between them.

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Kansas, 1870

Miss Maddie Percy had come all the way from Washington D.C. to teach school in Colton Kansas.   Instead, the feisty red-haired schoolmarm finds the town burned to the ground and her only shelter an isolated sod house belonging to widower Luke Tyler and his young son, Matthew. Never one to be deterred by setbacks, Maddie is soon making friends with the local Indians, setting up a tepee to live in, and finding her blood racing every time Luke comes near.

Luke Tyler has no room in his life for a woman—especially one as eccentric, spunky, and smart as Maddie Percy.  His prairie farm life is too harsh, his memories too painful and his secrets too dark to give in to the feelings she has awakened in him.  She might be stealing his son’s heart, but he is keeping his own out of reach. If only he could keep the sparks between them from igniting something as dangerous as love. 

Karen Witemeyer

I have the best fans in the world! Thanks to you, I made it into the top five for Family Fiction’s 40 Essential Christian Romance Authors for the third year in a row. What an amazing honor! This list was determined strictly by fan vote, so that makes it that much more special to me.
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If you’d like to see where your favorite Christian authors landed in the poll, you can access the article here.
Fellow filly, Mary Connealy made the list as well. YeeHaw!!

Jeannie Watt

I’m happy to announce that I just signed a contract to write a third Harding Brothers book for Tule Publishing. Here are the first two in the series. I can’t wait to revisit these guys!

Shanna Hatfield

I’m happy to share that Lilac Bride is now available! You can find it on Amazon in both digital and paperback format, and it’s also available in Kindle Unlimited for those with KU subscriptions!

When wedding plans go awry, wily matchmakers come to the rescue . . .

Katherine Kelly has been dreaming of her wedding since she was old enough to cut pictures out of magazines and glue them into her bridal binder. When Kaden, the handsome cowboy who holds her heart, proposes on a snowy Christmas Eve, she couldn’t envision anything more perfect or romantic. The spring date is set, all the nuptial details have been meticulously arranged, and she only has six weeks to go before the big day. Then, in a blink, her carefully formed plans begin to rapidly unravel. A freak snowstorm, rampaging rodents, and a lost wedding gown are only the beginning of the troubles they face.

Cowboy entrepreneur Kaden Ford still can’t quite believe Katherine Kelly agreed to marry him. She’s beautiful, elegant, intelligent, and the woman who fills his heart with joy. He doesn’t care if they get married in a cathedral or a cabin in the woods. All he wants is to spend his life loving Kat. But when faced with one overwhelming challenge after another, will love be enough to hold them together?

Find out in this sweet, charming, small-town romance full of laughter, love, and scheming octogenarian matchmakers.

Order your copy today!

I’m also excited to share that I have a new nephew! Shane and his mama are both doing great and thriving. And Shane’s big brother, TJ, thinks he’s pretty neat, too. I recently got to pay them a visit, and took my dad along. The middle names of my little nephews are after my Dad, which is so sweet. TJ loves clocks, or ticktocks as he calls them. He had a great time playing with his great-grandpa’s watch while we were there.

Cheryl Pierson

Y’all, I’m “YEE-HAWING” today about these warmer temperatures we have in Oklahoma City after that devastating 2 weeks of below freezing Siberian winter air we experienced! Oh, my GOODNESS!

I WISH MOM WOULD LET US GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY IN THE SNOW!

But we were fortunate! We had power the entire time, though we were scheduled to be included in the rolling blackouts. That didn’t happen for our neighborhood, and I was so grateful that the power stayed on. We laid in a TON of firewood “just in case” though! Water was a different story–though we had water, there were about 2 days of it being brown, and even having visible dirt and grass in it. We were advised that “you might want to boil it before using it”–UM…YEAH.

FINALLY! WE GET OUR CHANCE! AND WE LOVE TO EAT SNOW!

 

But not everyone was sad about those extremely low temperatures and the SNOW we got with it! Sammy and Max enjoyed it for brief bits of time throughout the day. They are like kids, and needed to go out and play (among other things!) They kept us entertained and smiling. I hope you all made it through that “Siberian winter blast” without too much difficulty! Spring is on the way, and can’t get here soon enough for us.

PLAYING IS HARD WORK–ESPECIALLY CHASING ALL THOSE SNOWFLAKES! TIME FOR A REST!

Karen Kay

When I first started putting my older titles — which had been mass market paperbacks — into e-books, I did it without realizing the amount of errors that can happen to a book simply because of the conversion.  And so one by one, I’ve been re-editing these early titles and updating the covers and putting them out as 25th Year Anniversary books.

Lakota Princess is the third (3rd) book we’ve now re-edited, updated the cover and re-released.  It’s quite a project and I have six books yet to go (the rest of my books were thoroughly edited once I realized the problem).

This is the 3rd book in the Lakota series and it is currently on sale for $.99.

That makes the Lakota Series (a series of 3 books) my first series to be out as 25th Year Anniversary books.  Yay!

Here’s the series book covers from Amazon’s series page.  The books are: LAKOTA SURRENDER; PROUD WOLF’S WOMAN; LAKOTA PRINCESS.

Here’s blurb of this book:

A love that defies the ocean. A secret deeper than blood.

Lakota Princess, Book 3

Driven from her home in England by hostile political forces, Estrela was little more than a girl when she came to be raised by a far western Lakota tribe. On the wide, sweeping plains she grew tall and strong, and won the love of a handsome warrior.

But on the eve of their marriage, she is torn away from her native family, torn from the man she loves, and forced to return to a place that feels more like a foreign country than her home. There she merely exists, haunted by her love’s sweet kisses and heated embrace, yearning for his unforgettable touch.

Black Bear has braved the ocean to find the woman whose beauty has captured his soul. But no sooner has he arrived in England than he is called upon to save her life. Who in their right mind would want to murder such a gentle spirit?

As Black Bear comes between her and death time after time, Estrela wishes they could both just disappear back to the plains, and bury the secret she has long hidden –- even from him. A secret from which only their love, truer than blood, can save them.

This is the 25th year Anniversary Edition of this book.

Warning: Sensuous romance that contains separated lovers who will let nothing come between them…not oceans, her mysterious past, or a murderer bent on destroying their future.

Pam Crooks

Pre-Order Now!

Book #3 in my Blackstone Ranch series from Tule Publishing!

Release Date – March 16th

 

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Tule Publishing

Shandi Flanagan has lived in Paxton Springs, Texas, her whole life. When the bar and grill she’s been working at since high school comes up for sale, she vows to find the money to buy it. But when her house goes up in flames, so do her entrepreneurial dreams. The only good thing to come of it? Being rescued by the hottest cowboy around, Jace Paxton.

Jace has his hands full finding a way to grow his family’s vacation resort and tracking down the rustlers who stole his new herd of calves. At least being able to save Shandi, the town’s favorite sweetheart, goes right. She needs a place to stay, and there’s plenty of room on the Blackstone Ranch.

But he needs the bar and grill as much as she does. And while he’s a formidable competitor…she’s not. How can he take away her dream and future? How could she love him if he did?

 

Kit Morgan

 

The latest Clear Creek Brides Book is here!

Ruby Bennett is on the shelf. Okay, so they don’t call it that in Clear Creek. The residents prefer the term, “slow starter”. But at twenty-three, if she got any slower, she’d be in her grave before ever finding a husbad, so why kid herself? Worse, her best friend Merritt is now engaged, which only makes Ruby’s spinsterhood loom larger.

Peaceful Mathias Comfort (Matt for short) had plans and they didn’t include a wife. He had a business to build up, a one room cabin, and a brother willing to throw caution to the wind and take a wife. But not Matt. He would do things proper. But when he begins to accompany Ruby Bennett and her mother to help a family in need, he begins to learn that the best laid plans often go awry.

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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!!

Jeannie Watt

New Release! I’m happy to announce that the third and last book (so far….) of my sweet Holly, Idaho series comes out on February 2.   Amazon

Three weeks to win her heart…

Investment banker Felicity Evans returns home to Holly, Idaho, to answer her injured father’s SOS. He needs her to help him meet his construction deadline on a historic property by Valentine’s Day. Felicity swings a mean hammer, but her life is in Seattle and she’s leaving as soon as the project is finished. One problem with her quick escape plan? Danny Montgomery. Years after moving away, he still complicates her life despite her many efforts to forget him.

For as long as Danny Montgomery can remember, Felicity Evans—Felix to him—has tied his heart in knots. She’s spent years avoiding him after their childhood rivalry, but, short on help, has no choice but to hire him to help her finish renovations on a keystone project for her father. This time, Danny won’t let her ignore her true feelings.

He has until Valentine’s Day to make her his. Can he convince Felix to give them one more chance and prove they’re a perfect match?

Linda Broday

COVER REVEAL!

BOOK 1 of a brand new series (Lone Star Legends) coming out in April!

There’s a new generation of Legends itching to make their mark.

 

 

AMAZON  |  APPLE  |  B&N  |

Laura Drake

Nothing writing related – but I am yee-hawing, because I just got a fishing boat! I’m an avid fisherman who has spent the past six years where there is no above-ground water. We’ve moved to where I have two lakes and a river within 15 miles of me, and I’m so excited I can’t sleep at night!

Meet Bubba Not the guy, that’s my husband. The boat’s name is Bubba!


Karen Kay

Howdy!

At present, I have three of my books on sale for $.99 cents.  The first one is “out-wide” at various platforms.  The other two are at Amazon only.  I’m going to leave the covers of them here so you can see what ones they are:

Amazon Kobo B&N Apple Books Play Books

 

 

 

https://tinyurl.com/um834p2 — The Angel and the Warrior

 

https://tinyurl.com/vyygnvn — Black Eagle

 

 

 

Pam Crooks

 

I’ve received my first ever review from Publishers Weekly!  Yee-Haw!

This international magazine and website was founded in 1872 and has published continuously since then.  It’s a weekly trade publication for publishers, authors, agents, librarians, booksellers, etc.  They are tough, selective in what they read and review, and just to be chosen from a mountain of submissions is a very good thing! 

The review, in part (because I don’t want to give my book away!)

“. . . this contemporary western should please Crooks’s existing fans and earn her new ones.”

Coming February 16th!

PREORDER Her Texas Cowboy, Book #2 in the Blackstone Ranch series:

Amazon

Tule Book Bookstore

Phyliss Miranda

I’d love to announce a new book but since I don’t have one coming out in the near future, I’m going to make a announcement about a chapter in another book … the book of life.  Our oldest granddaughter is engaged to one of the nicest men I know.  They met when she was in college and he was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.  He went on with his career in the military and was stationed all over the world, while she finished her education and became a Raspatory Therapist in Dallas.  Their wedding will be in July 2020.  I’m so proud of them.

I’m Like, Totally Your Huckleberry

Lots of us have had tough years personally before, but not in my lifetime have we as a human race had such a difficult year. If you’re like me, New Year’s held a new significance and you’re thankful to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. Hopeful for 2021, I tried writing about the activities I desperately miss and appreciate more since COVID-19. I hope this year to return to treating myself to a mani-pedi (I’m so relieved it’s closed toe shoe season!), getting a haircut every six to eight weeks instead of twice a year, going to lunch with friends and sitting close enough we don’t need walkie-talkies to converse, and window shopping. Somehow instead of being the hopeful post I intended, I found myself needing a break from thinking about COVID and the harsh realities it’s brought crashing down on our lives.

Also needing to laugh, I turned to a book I discovered in Glassboro, New Jersey visiting my son. When the title caught my eye, This Is Like, Totally a Quote Book, I had to open it. The dedication had me LOLing. “This book is dedicated to the eminent individuals whose words are parodied herein. We’d like to imagine each of them, living or dead, getting a chuckle out of it. We only wish we could invite them all to dinner. * That would be, like, totally an amazing party. *Except maybe Hannibal Lecter.”

 

 

The book takes famous quotes and inserts the phrase like, totally. Having been part of the generation that thought those words were so cool, I couldn’t stop reading. The next thing I knew I was reading quotes to my husband. So today, in hopes of making you smile and showing how adding two words can change a sentence, I’ve tweaked some famous quotes.

  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in like, totally rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela
  • The way to get started is to like, totally quit talking and begin doing. -Walt Disney
  • Life is what happens like, when you’re busy totally making other plans. -John Lennon
  • To be or like, totally not to be. -William Shakespeare
  • When you reach the end of your rope, like tie a knot in it and totally hang on. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but like, totally by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It is during our darkest moments that we must like, totally focus to see the light. -Aristotle

Here’s some modified western/cowboy sayings from grammar.yourdictionary.com.

  • Some cowboys have like, totally too much tumbleweed in their blood to settle down.
  • When you’re throwin’ your weight around, be like, totally ready to have it thrown around by someone else.
  • Always like, totally drink upstream from the herd.
  • Never ask how stupid someone is ‘cause they’ll like, turn around and totally show you.
  • The only good reason to ride a bull is to like, totally meet a nurse.

And my favorite…

  • Never like, jump a barbed wire fence totally naked.

I hope these changes to famous quotes made you chuckle. To be entered in the random drawing for today’s giveaway of the sparkly Peace sign and a signed copy of Home on the Ranch:  Family Ties share a quote and like, totally parody it in This Is Like, Totally a Quote Book style. Here’s to 2021. May your year be blessed, and wishing you like, totally the best year ever!

 

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!!

Laura Drake

Home at Chestnut Creek, second in my Chestnut Creek series (but they can be read in any order) is on sale for .99!  https://amz.run/4Apm 

Margaret Brownley

Meet the Haywire Brides

Amazon

A friend sent this link to me and I think it’s worth sharing.  Warning: you will need tissues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt83CS1DxGI

 

Cheryl Pierson

We have gotten more snow and ice here in Oklahoma already this year that usually what we get all winter! But, I wanted to share Max and Sammy having a good time in the last snow storm we got earlier in December. At least THEY enjoyed it!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a VERY Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to 2021!

Who’s cold? Not us! Got the hot cocoa ready yet?
Well, brother, it was good while it lasted. Maybe she’ll let us go out again later on…

Pam Crooks

Cover Reveal!

 

Book #3 and the last in my Blackstone Ranch series! And my, my, this cover is perfect!!

Available for Preorder from Tule Publishing or Amazon.

Release date: March 16, 2021

Karen Witemeyer

My son got engaged! YeeHaw!

This is definitely the biggest YeeHaw of 2020 for us, and such a wonderful way to close out the year. Wyatt proposed on Christmas Eve, and trusted me enough to be the photographer for capturing the moment. We adore McKenna, and are so happy for the two of them.

 

Jeannie Watt

I have a new release, Once Upon a Winter Wedding. I’m so enjoying writing these sweet romances set in Holly, Idaho. 

 

Can opposites attract and plan the perfect winter wedding?

Free-wheeling Stevie Evans is thrilled when her best friend announces she’s getting married and promises to help, never imagining she’d play wedding planner with her bestie’s uptight brother, Brant. She and Brant clashed several years ago and she’s avoided him ever since. But this time she can’t run or hide, and the buzz of attraction is stronger than ever.

Brant Gilroy’s meticulous life plan takes an unexpected turn when he hits a career bump on the same day as his sister’s wedding announcement. She wants to get married at the family tree farm, which he’s been restoring. Brant’s determined to make her day special despite his uncertain future, although he dreads working with her best friend—a woman who’s his complete opposite. So why can’t he get her out of his head?

As Brant and Stevie work together, Brant begins to wonder if they have more in common than they suspected. But how can he convince her that opposites can sometimes make the perfect team?

KAREN KAY

The Eagle and the Flame, Book #1 in The Wild West Series, is now on sale for $.99.  Pick up your copy here:  https://buy.bookfunnel.com/lfww2d8xkl

Also, pick up your copy today for Iron Wolf’s Bride, Book #2 in The Wild West Series, here:  https://tinyurl.com/yysrzn8f

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit Morgan

 

I have a new release, the second book in my Clear Creek Bride Series.

Two meddling matrons

A town full of spinsters

And one musicale …

The last thing Merritt O’Hare wants to do is perform in front of the whole town. For one, she can’t play the violin to save her life. And two, Benedict Comfort, the self-appointed leader of this musical fiasco irritates her to no end. But when Merritt finds a way to really get to him, she executes it with relish. Unfortunately, she might have bitten off more than she can chew on this one.

Benedict Comfort thinks Merritt O’Hare isn’t worth his time. Though he likes exchanging barbs with her, he can only take so much. And rehearsals with the woman and her friends are downright painful. None of them can play a whit! But he can. Imagine his surprise when he finds he likes teaching them. Toss in a ridiculous challenge Merritt presents him with and the game is on! But spending time with Merritt is doing more to him than bringing out his love of music. It’s opening his heart …

https://amzn.to/34Xv1Nm

 

Phyliss Miranda

I am so proud of my hometown in the Texas Panhandle.  Each New Years the newspaper names a Man and Woman of the Year.  It is typically people who are philanthropists; thus, giving of themselves and their money.

This year our town awarded this honor to our hometown heroes … our first responders.   I am honored to still live in the town I was born and raised in.

Thank you, Amarillo, Texas.   I have some more great news to brag about, but will save it until tomorrow when I do my regular blog.  Look forward to seeing you all.