Welcome to Some Summer Fun! A Puzzle…

Howdy!

Are you ready for another fun week of games and puzzles?  Well, kicking off this week, I thought I might post a puzzle — I figure we could call it:  Name that cover.

 

Here’s the link:  https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=333e8f3e0a3f

So, did you put it together yet?  Okay, shall we compare times?  Now, before I tell you how long it took me to put the puzzle together, be aware that I am not puzzle-oriented.  Okay? It took me 11 minutes and 54 seconds — and that was after I called my husband, Paul (who loves puzzles) to come and help me.  I seem, also, to be alone in my lack of tolerance and working over puzzles.  Both my daughters, my grandchildren, my husband, his mother, his sister, etc. etc. — all love puzzles and put them together (really hard ones) in no time at all.

Not me.

Would love to hear your time.

So here’s the multiple choice question:  Is the cover?

** RED HAWK’S WOMAN

** THE LAST WARRIOR

** THE SPIRIT OF THE WOLF

Thanks so much for coming here today and for playing the game with me.  Know that if you leave a comment, you are automatically entered into the drawing that will take place at the end of the week.  (All Petticoats and Pistols rules for Giveaways apply.)

Thanks for playing and have a super rest of the week…lots of fun!

Game Day!

 

Hi Gang! It’s GAME DAY! This goes with my blog post for tomorrow so this will be fun! Okay, ready to play?

 

So, how many of us text? All, a few, only when you have to? Well here’s a little game to get us all warmed up for tomorrow’s blog post. And this just isn’t about texting, but applies to different forms of social media as well!

Texting involves abbreviating and if you’re like me, you only know a handful! I look at what my kids text or put on their social media and can’t understand half of it. So for the rest of us, here are some guides  …

 

 

So for our game, try to make a sentence using just these abbreviations! Example: 2day HMU L8R. Translation: Today hit me up later. And yes, you can add a regular word or two. Such as, Hey Sally, 2day HMU L8TR! I’ll pick not one but THREE lucky winners to receive an e-book of mine of thier choice! Have fun!

June’s Game Day!

 

Yeehaw! It’s another game day. 

Today, we’re playing a game of What if… As a writer, I do this all the time, especially when I get stuck in a story. Now you get to try your hand at what if. Post your answers in the comment section. 

One lucky random winner will receive the cactus ring holder above and a digital copy of To Tame A Texas Cowboy.

What if you woke up one morning in the Old West? Where would you be, and what would you be doing?

Here’s my answer.

I had trouble with this, except for knowing I’d be in Texas as I am now. Give me too many choices and my brain shuts down. My first thought was I”d be on a ranch. But doubts crept in. Could I hack working that hard? I turned to other options. Maybe I’d be a teacher, because I had just received my teaching certification when I sold my first two books to Harlequin in 2011. I thought about making lesson plans and not having an adult to talk to all day, and said maybe not. I considered being a Hurdy-Gurdy girl, (shout out to our guest blogger Jo Noelle for that idea) but I’m a lousy dancer and being on my feet that much didn’t sound fantastic. Would I maybe be running a boarding house? I ruled that out. Too much cooking and cleaning. Could I run a restaurant? Standing over a hot stove rated right up there with on my feet all day. I decided I’d be on a ranch. Hopefully with the four strong men in my family–my husband and my three sons. We’d be working the land. I’d have a huge garden similar to the one my Grandma Walter had. I’d be taking care of chickens and out helping care for whatever other stock and crops we raised. Best of all, I’d have horses, something I’ve always craved. 

Now it’s your turn. In the comments, tell me where you’d be in the Old West and what you’d be up to.

It’s Game Day in May!

Yeehaw! It’s time for another game day. 

All you have to do is post your answers to the questions in this game in the comments section.

One lucky random winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card

from me along with a digital copy of Dumplings and Dynamite.

The winner will be announced tomorrow.

Have fun and Happy Memorial Day!

And if you’d like to know, here are my answers to the questions:

Drink tea

Get up early

Watch a comedy

Wear boots

Dance a two-step

Eat chocolate

Ride a horse

Since neither isn’t an option, I’ll choose the outlaw

Live on a ranch

Sing in the shower

 

It’s Game Day!

 

It’s Game Day and I thought it’d be enjoyable to march up some of the essentials and the name they were known by in the 1800’s. They are in no particular order … so have fun.

1. Albert                                                     ____ Repairs or mades tinware 
2. Bangup                                                  ____ Parasol
3. Boiled fabric                                          ____ Street Peddler
4. Dandy                                                   ____ Skilled workman or craftsman
5. Doctor’s Clothing                                  ____ Overcoat
6. Calico                                                   ____ Women’s bicycle bloomers
7. Cordwainer                                           ____ Inexpressibles
8. Cornette                                               ____ One who makes shoes
9. Gallowses                                            ____ Clean
10. Knickerbocker                                    ____ A short chain connecting a watch to a buttonhole
11. Hawker                                               ____ Bonnet tied under the chin
12. Unwhisperables                                 ____ Cowboy’s nickname for a woman
13. Pagoda                                              ____ Knitting work or yarn
14. Rationals                                           ____ Suspenders
15. Reticule                                             ____ Meticulously groomed man
16. Saratogas                                         ____  Men’s loose breeches ending at the knee
17. Spun truck                                        ____  Huge trunk
18. Tinker                                               ____  Small handbag made from fine fabric
19. Wright                                              ____  Goldheaded canes, wigs with long black coat

To two readers who leave a comment I will send you a $10.00 Bath and Bodyworks Gift Card. I will post the winners along with the answers next Sunday, so you all can have some extra time to work on the game, since we’re mostly shut-in’s these days.

Have fun and check back next Sunday!

Karen’s Game Day Winners

Such creative readers we have here at Petticoats & Pistols! You all came up with some exceptional wild west acrostics during our Game Day on Monday. They were so good, in fact, that I found it impossible to pick only one winner. So I picked two!

Congratulations go to

Tina Rice and Kerri!

Both of you have won a $10 Amazon gift card. YeeHaw!

Big thanks to everyone who played.
Reading through those acrostics kept a smile on my face all day.

Game Day with Karen!

I love playing games, and word games are especially fun. So for our Game Day this month, I thought we could enjoy some word play.

But first, we need a theme. I just so happen to have some inspiration.

Short-Straw Bride, the first book in my Archer Brothers series and consistent reader favorite, is on sale through March 31 for only $0.99 ($0.79 in some places).

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Christianbook

No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.

So now that we have our theme – Western Romance – let’s play our game!

Wild West Acrostics!

To play, select one of the three words below from the featured book title:

SHORT          STRAW          BRIDE

Create a string of words that start with each of the five letters in your word to describe what you love about reading western romance. I’ve given you some examples below. You don’t have to use all three words like I did. Just one will do it.

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Leave your acrostic in the comments below.
My favorite will win a $10 Amazon gift card!

Have fun . . . and don’t forget to grab your copy of Short-Straw Bride!

IT’S GAME DAY WITH LINDA BRODAY!

 

I hope everyone is warm and cozy on this winter day. Winter is good for playing games. I can’t tell you how often my younger sister and I whiled away the hours playing paper dolls, Scrabble, board games and anything that let us use our imaginations.

The game today is easy. All you have to do is unscramble a few selected titles of my books.

I’m giving away two $10 Amazon gift cards!

So let’s get started.

1.   OT ELVO A XEAST ARRNGE

2.   THNKGI NO HTE AXTSE ASPILN

3.   ETH MALI REDOR SRBEID TSRECE

4.    EEROFVR SHI AXSET RDBIE

 

If you’d like to see my book list for clues, click HERE. Also, you can print it off.

GOOD LUCK!

November Game Day!

 

It’s game day, today! Are you ready for some fun?

With Thanksgiving coming right up next week, I thought it would entertaining to play a game that involves some holiday fun.

Not too far from our house, there is a field where wild turkeys gather. I love seeing them out there, but the closer it gets to Thanksgiving the fewer we see. Do you suppose they know what’s coming? 

If they could tell us, what do you think they’d say?

or maybe…

or how about…

 

Just for fun, write what you think should go on this sign and post it in the comments below.

One lucky, randomly drawn winner will receive an autographed paperback copy of Blown Into Romance.