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.
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:
Get up early
Watch a comedy
Dance a two-step
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 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!
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.
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.
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!
Thank you all for playing my game! Everyone got the titles right.
The two gift card winners are………..
Huge congrats, ladies!
I’ll email you so be watching for it.
Or you can contact me – linda (at) lindabroday (dot) com
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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.
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 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.
We had so much fun with our crazy costumes. Thanks to everyone for joining in the fun!
Our 3 winners of an e-book copy of
Full Steam Ahead are . . .
Have a fun and safe Halloween, and be sure to give out extra candy to any little cowboys or cowgirls who come to your door.
With Halloween right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to play a costume game.
Let’s start off with a little candy – eye candy, that is – I thought I’d share this side-by-side photo of Scott Eastwood dressed up as his dad Clint for Halloween back in 2016. This is the first Treat in our Trick or Treat game.
Now for the Trick . . .
Use the graphic below to pick your virtual Halloween costume. Post your costume result in the comments for a chance to win an e-book copy of Full Steam Ahead.
Of all my books, Full Steam Ahead is probably the most suited for Halloween. A mad-scientist, steam-engine-exploding hero and a piratical, mathematical, dagger-wielding heroine. Of course, true to my style, there is nothing remotely spooky about the story, but there is plenty of danger, adventure, and romance.
I will give away 3 e-book copies of Darius and Nicole’s story today, drawn from those who leave a comment.
And since not even my characters can get away without showing up in costume for this game day event, here they are dressed and ready for a good old-fashioned masquerade.
Be sure to enter your costume result in the comments for a chance to win!