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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

It’s Yee-Haw Day!

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Linda Broday

I Got THE COVER FOR MY SEPTEMBER CHRISTMAS BOOK!

I’m so excited. I just love the holiday feel to it. So Christmasy and romantic.

A cowboy learning how to start over…A fiery young woman with the heart to save him.

A past neither can escape and a future worthy of a Christmas miracle.

PREODER NOW:   AMAZON  |  B&N  |  APPLE  |  KOBO 

*****Also, this cover is in a contest over at Books and Benches. Please Vote HERE!

Laura Drake

My March Women’s Fiction release is up for Pre-order!

(click the photo to be taken to a retail site)

Jacqueline Oliver is an indie perfumer, trying to bury her ravaged childhood by shoveling ground under her own feet. Then she gets a call she dreads—the hippie grandmother she bitterly resents was apprehended when police busted a charlatan shaman’s sweat lodge. Others scattered, but Nellie was slowed by her walker, and the fact that she was wearing nothing but a few Mardi-Gras beads. Jacqueline is her only kin, so like it or not, she’s responsible.

Despite being late developing next year’s scent, she drops everything to travel to Arizona and pick up her free-range grandma. But the Universe conspires to set them on a Route 66 road trip together. What Jacqueline discovers out there could not only heal the scars of her childhood but open her to a brighter future.

Cathy McDavid

I got the call last week (yes, an actual phone call!) that my book, Her Cowboy Sweetheart, is a finalist in the Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Awards! I’m really thrilled. This is one of my favorite stories, and I couldn’t be happier. JD isn’t your typical romance book hero. He suffers from Meniere’s Disease and had to leave his successful rodeo career behind. While he learns to cope with this life-style changing condition, he takes a job at Powell Ranch where he meets Carly, a single mom who recently ended her marriage from an abusive man. Despite their immediate attraction, neither of them believes they’re marriage material.

This is the book I mentioned in an earlier post where my heroine designs and sells jewelry for horses. Another reason I like this book so much. Thanks for letting me share my exciting news!

 

Her Cowboy Sweetheart  

Shanna Hatfield

I’m excited to give you a peek at my September release – Romance at Rinehart’s Crossing.

This book is part of the Regional Romance Series I write with Kari Trumbo, Peggy L. Henderson, and our own Kit Morgan. You can pre-order the book today for the special price of $2.99!
This sweet romance includes three individual stories, as do all the books. Mine is linked together by the three King siblings and the story takes place in a town right on the Oregon Trail where you can still see the wagon ruts!
I’ll be sharing more about this book next month.

Romance at Rinehart’s Crossing

Pam Crooks

My Amazon bestselling book is now on KINDLE UNLIMITED!

 

Hannah’s Vow

 

Hannah

She grew up on the wrong side of the law, daughter of a master thief and student to his trade. But when he dies at the hands of an angry mob, she flees to a monastery to escape the world and her sins.

Quinn

He is betrayed by his brother and sentenced to a life in prison. Only the thirst for revenge keeps him alive. He will do anything to escape . . .

Together . . .

They must run for their lives to survive their pasts. And in the journey, they find truth . . . and an unlikely love in their hearts.

 

AMAZON Kindle Unlimited

Karen Kay’s New Release, BLUE THUNDER AND THE FLOWER, Pre-Sale — Save 20%

Regular price:  $4.99  Pre-Sale price:  $3.99

 

He rescued her from danger.  Then she stole his heart.

Working as a trick rider for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, Blue Thunder of the Lakota Nation joins forces with two Assiniboine warriors in their mission to stop a hidden enemy who means to destroy the American Indian people. As a child, he’d witnessed the massacre of his friends and family, including the girl, Sweet Flower, whom he’d vowed to marry. The loss has left him with a burning ache and a prejudice against the white man. So how can he fall for a woman like Marci Fox?

 

Something terrible happened to Marci when she was a child; something that keeps her from remembering her early life. She jumps at the chance to travel from England to New York with her friends working with the Wild West show. But a last minute hitch means the only way to get there is to pretend she’s married to Blue Thunder. Her attraction to him is deep, yet something stands in the way of true happiness—the ghosts from his past and his commitment to a mission that could get him killed.

 

But soon, Blue Thunder and his friends must discover who the true enemy is and stop his evil plans before he can harm more of their people.  Could uncovering the treachery get Blue Thunder killed?  And, even if he survives the threat, can Blue Thunder and Marci overcome their past and discover the sweet flower of true love?

 

Warning:  A sensuous romance that might stir one’s heart to look for, discover and ignite a soul-stirring, forever love.

Pick up your copy today and save 20%.  https://tinyurl.com/4k6ahyfr

 

It’s Yee-Haw Day!

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Laura Drake

Cover reveal! For my Women’s Fiction, due out next March!

I love it.

Karen Witemeyer

I’m thrilled to pieces to announce that my novella, Inn For a Surprise, has won two major awards!

The Holt Medallion 
&
The Faith Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award!

This is a huge honor and such an encouragement. If you haven’t read Barnabas and Phoebe’s story yet, you can grab the e-single for only $1.99 on Amazon.

Mary Connealy

New Release!

A Man with a Past

is in bookstores NOW

And shipping from all retailers

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Baker Book House

Falcon Hunt awakens without a past, or at least not one he can recall. He’s got brothers he can’t remember, and he’s interested in the prettiest woman in the area, Cheyenne. Only trouble is, a few flashes of memory make Falcon wonder if he’s already married. He can’t imagine abandoning a wife. But his pa did just that—twice. When Falcon claims his inheritance in the West, Cheyenne is cut out of the ranch she was raised on, leaving her bitter and angry. And then Falcon kisses her, adding confusion and attraction to the mix.

Soon it’s clear someone is gunning for the Hunt brothers. When one of his brothers is shot, Falcon and Cheyenne set out to find who attacked him. They encounter rustled cattle, traitorous cowhands, a missing woman, and outlaws that take all their savvy to overcome. As love grows between these two independent people, Falcon must piece together his past if they’re to have any chance at a future.

Cover Reveal!

My new series is now available for pre-order!

Book #1 is

The Element of Love

With their sharp engineering minds, Laura Stiles and her two sisters have been able to deal with their mother’s unfortunate choice in husband, until they discover his plans to marry each of them off to his lecherous friends.

Now they must run away–far and fast–to find better matches to legally claim their portion of their father’s lumber dynasty and seize control from their stepfather.

When Laura befriends a mission group heading to serve the poor in California during their escape, she quickly volunteers herself and her sisters to join their efforts.

Despite the settlement being in miserable condition, the sisters are excited by the opportunity to put their skills to good use.

Laura also sees potential in Caleb, the local minister, to help with gaining her inheritance. But when secrets buried in Caleb’s past and in the land around them come to light, it’ll take all the smarts the sisters have to keep trouble at bay.

Phyliss Miranda

Two Engagements and One Week to a Wedding!

This has been an exciting month for us.  On the right is our oldest granddaughter, Emma, and her fiancé, Devyn. We leave in two days for their destination wedding in Branson, Missouri, which occurs this coming Saturday.

And on the right is our oldest grandson, Alex, and his fiancé, Jamie. He asked her to marry him earlier this month on Surf Beach in California, which just happened to be the same beach his brother-in-law, Zack, asked his younger sister, Abby, to marry him.  Alex and Jami live in the Dallas Metroplex, so it was a carefully planned out event.

The middle picture is Emma’s little brother who surprised us by showing up when he got shore leave from is submarine last week. I can’t tell you much about his navel experience except he went into the Navy at a higher rank since he was an Eagle Scout. He and has achieved a high rank due to his training.  We’re proud of him.

Needless to say I’m a very proud and happy Granny!


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

https://www.facebook.com/cathymcdavidbooks

https://cathymcdavid.com/

 

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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!

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!

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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!

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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.

Amazon

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!

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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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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:

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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.

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

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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.