Tuesday, January 16, 2018

E.E. Burke's Best of the West: Get Lost Under A Western Sky

Where do the very best love stories blossom? UNDER A WESTERN SKY, of course! This fabulous boxed set of six tales of danger and romance are sure to capture your imagination as you are carried away to the Old West. Handsome marshals, Texas Rangers, gunslingers, and wealthy landowners meet their matches with the daring women they happen to fall in love with, and you won’t want to put this boxed set down until you’ve read the very last story!

Authors Cheryl Pierson, Celia Yeary, Kaye Spencer, Tracy Garrett, Patti Sherry-Crews, and Agnes Alexander spin six incredible novel-length love stories filled with danger, excitement, and romance that will keep you turning page after incredible page until the very end. 

Saddle up and kick back for some excellent reading, as star-studded romance finds you UNDER A WESTERN SKY!

FIRE EYES by Cheryl Pierson
Beaten and wounded by a band of sadistic renegades that rules the borderlands of Indian Territory, U.S. Marshal Kaed Turner understands what the inevitable outcome will be for him: death. But Fate and a war party of Choctaw Indians intervene, delivering him instead to a beautiful angel with the skill to heal him. Jessica Monroe has already lost a husband and a brother to these outlaws. Can she afford to gamble with her heart one last time?

To escape an arranged marriage, beautiful, proper Cynthia Harrington impulsively marries Ricardo Romero, a sensual Spaniard who ranches on the edge of the Texas frontier. She struggles to gain a foothold in the hostile household, determined to make a place for herself—but will she also find a way to make her husband love her?

TEXAS GOLD by Tracy Garrett
Texas Ranger Jake McCain is hot on the trail of a band of murderous outlaws when they ambush him and leave him for dead in the blinding snow. The last thing Rachel Hudson expects the blizzard to bring is a wounded Ranger with a pack of trouble. She and Jake have more than a powerful mutual attraction in common—the dangerous gunmen he’s been chasing intend to steal Rachel and her brother, Nathan. But Jake’s not about to lose the woman who means everything to him—Rachel, his TEXAS GOLD…(Previously published as TOUCH OF TEXAS)

Beautiful heiress Elizabeth White is exiled to Texas until she agrees to marry the prominent politico her parents have chosen for her—Grayson Beal. When Elizabeth is approached at a fiesta by dark-eyed, handsome Mingo Valderas, her heart will never be her own again. But Mingo has a reputation as a Comanchero—a man who is as fast with his knives as he is with his gun. Still, Elizabeth gives her trust to him, and their whirlwind courtship begins. Beal will stop at nothing to claim Elizabeth—and only one man can protect her. Elizabeth and Mingo stay one step ahead of Beal…but will that be enough?

Pampered Margarita McIntosh is sent away by her father for her own safety—from what, she’s not sure. The long journey ahead and the secret she carries in her saddlebag could be the death of her. A rough Irish gunman, Rafferty, is entrusted with getting her to her destination—for a reward—his ticket to a new life. But will Rafferty’s protection be enough to save their lives? And will the heat of their passion seal their future—if they do survive?

XENIA’S RENEGADE by Agnes Alexander
An urgent plea for help from a family member calls for action from Xenia Poindexter and her sister. But traveling west to save their uncle, a raid on a stagecoach way station would have seen them dead if not for a handsome half-Sioux rancher, Ty Eldridge. Ty wants to protect Xenia from her uncle’s schemes, but he’s been burned in the past by love. Though others say they’re all wrong for each other, Xenia has never felt more “right” than when she’s in Ty’s arms. Is true love worth the chance of becoming XENIA’S RENEGADE?

Meet The Authors

Cheryl Pierson is a native Oklahoman with nine novels to her credit as well as numerous short stories and novellas. Founding Prairie Rose Publications with Livia Reasoner is a dream-come-true for her—there’s something new every day. Helping other authors is at the top of her list, and she enjoys every minute of it. Cheryl has served as past president of Western Fictioneers, a professional organization for western authors. She has two grown children and lives with her husband and her rescue dog, Embry, in Oklahoma City.


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Celia Yeary, a native Texan, former science teacher, graduate of Texas Tech University and Texas State University, is mother of two, grandmother of three boys, and wife of a wonderful, supportive Texan. She has published ten novels, seven novellas, short stories, a bridal series and articles for a Texas Magazine-- Texas Co-op Power. She is a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT), a local writing group called The Write Girls, and co-owns a group blog titled Sweethearts of the West.
Celia and her husband enjoy traveling, and both are involved in their church, the community, and the university. Central Texas has been her home forty years. Learn more about Celia's books at her Amazon Author Page

Award-winning author Tracy Garrett has always loved to disappear into the worlds created within the pages of a book. An accomplished musician, Tracy merged her need for creativity, her love of history, and her passion for reading when she began writing western historical romance.  

An active member of Romance Writers of America and her local romance writers chapter, Tracy now resides in Missouri with her husband and their furry kid, Wrigley.

Native Coloradoan Kaye Spencer writes historical, paranormal-lite,  and contemporary romances from her basement utopia in a small, rural town located in the heart of the infamous Dust Bowl area of the 1930s.  Kaye grew up on a cattle ranch in northeastern Colorado, where she spent hours reading Louis L’Amour’s westerns, listening to Marty Robbins’ gunfighter ballads, and watching the old (now classic) television westerns and western movies.  Kaye is retired from a career in education.
Find out more at Kay'es website: https://www.kayespencer.com or her author page: http://www.amazon.com/author/kayespencer

Patti Sherry-Crews lives in Evanston, IL with her husband and two children. She studied anthropology and archaeology at Grinnell College and the University of North Wales, UK. Her roots are deep and firm in the Midwest, but her imagination frequently soars to places that are peopled with cowboys and knights in shining armor. She likes to read, try new recipes, and go for long walks with a little dog.

Find out more about her and her books at her author blogs
or on her author's page

Agnes Alexander is a multi-published author with over 40 books in print. She writes in different genres, but her favorite to write is Western Historical Romance. A lifelong resident of North Caroline, she has visited 48 of the 50 states and particularly enjoys vacationing in the western US. She is the mother of one daughter and the grandmother of two- a boy and a girl. She is in the process of adopting a big gray cat named Neo.


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Through My Lens in NYC

Dinner in Chelsea Market
While in NYC when we can't decide how hungry or what we want to eat... We visit Chelsea market and split small portions of different foods. This is a "thing" for me and Tim. It's what we do when faced with deciding what food we want from food trucks or at the state fair. 

Roasted Red Pepper & Gouda

or Chicken chowder

Australian Guiness Steak Pie

Lemon or Apple Cider donuts

Tim had coffee...

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

A real sunset from the High Line in NYC

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Get Lost In Montana with a handsome rancher in a new book by Caroline Clemmons

Thanks to E.E. Burke for inviting me to Get Lost In A Story. Don’t you love losing yourself in a good story? I certainly do—and have trouble putting the book or Kindle down until the end. As a youngster, I remember pleading with my mother to let me read “just one more chapter….” I admit I haven’t changed.

As much as I love reading, I love writing more. When I’m in my small office at my computer, I’m a happy, happy person. There I do get lost in a story—the one I’m writing. I forget about the world around me because I’m immersed in the story. Fortunately, my husband Hero cooks our meals, cleans the kitchen, and does his laundry. You can see he IS a hero.

Now, please let me tell you about my latest release, CAPTURE HER HEART.    

Imagine you’re a very wealthy, though unhappy, woman who has always had a large staff of servants. Your one joy is your two children. Then, one day, your cheating, gambling husband kills himself, leaving a note that he’s lost the business founded by your father and his. The morning after the funeral, a banker comes to the door to announce that he owns the home that had been in your late husband’s family for three generations and gives you and your two children six hours to vacate.

This is what happened to Vanessa Worthington. She has only a couple of dollars in cash and no family left. Her cook arranges for her and the children to stay with the cook’s sister. Vanessa takes a chance on becoming a mail-order bride to a rancher in Montana, in part because he wants a wife immediately and is open to one with children. Travis Boyd says he has a large ranch and a snug house. A large ranch equals a large home, right? No, not this time.

Here’s an excerpt from CAPTURE HER HEART (Billy is the cowboy teaching her to cook and Sam is a cowboy who has just brought an ominous warning from the sheriff):

Snow increased during the afternoon. After opening one of the shutters, she peered through the center of the window pane—the only part not frosted. Vanessa thought surely all robbers would be holed up somewhere warm. Why had this escaped villain headed their way?
She and Billy got preparations for supper underway but she couldn’t conquer the sense of dread shrouding her. Before Sam’s arrival, she had been confident she’d made the right choice when she came west and married Travis. Knowing her husband would do his best to protect her and the children didn’t put her at ease.
Jack shadowed her. “Mother, who is this man who might be coming?”
“I’m not sure who he is, but I guess he used to live here. Is that right, Billy?”
“Right as rain. ’Em robbers lived on this part of the ranch until the law caught up with ’em and sent ever last one to prison.”
Jack’s face shone with excitement. “Do you suppose they buried their treasure here?”
“No one knows. Most outlaws spend their money on liquor and—”
Vanessa nudged him, hard.
Billy cleared his throat. “On liquor and high livin’ and gamblin’.  Like as not that bunch did the same.”
Jack dropped onto a kitchen chair. “That’s good, so maybe this mean man won’t come here after all.”
Vanessa smiled at her son, hoping her effort didn’t come off as a grimace. “That’s right, son, so stop worrying.”
“Papa won’t let us get hurt. He’ll protect us.”
What a hero her son had already made of Travis. She knew her husband would try, but she was too wise to pin her hopes on any man—even one as nice as Travis appeared to be.
“He’ll do his best to insure nothing bad ever happens to you. Now, please go check on your sister and see if she’s finished her nap.”
Satisfied his future was safe, Jack skipped toward the bedroom.
Billy shut the oven door. “Remember what you told Jack. Travis nor Paco nor me will let anythin’ happen to you or the children. You can take that to the bank.”
“Thank you, Billy, but I’m conscious of that fact. I don’t want any of us put in jeopardy. I’m well aware how chivalrous the three of you are. I’m also fond of each of you and I don’t want anything bad to happen to you.”
“Aint’ nothin’ goin’ to happen to nobody if we have anythin’ to say about it.”
She swept the kitchen more for something to do than because the floor was dirty. Keeping her hands busy with a simple task gave her a chance to think. She wondered if the cellar would be a safe place for the children if there were gunfire.
Billy’s voice interrupted her reverie. “You sweep any harder, won’t be anythin’ left of the broom or the floor.”

CAPTURE HER HEART is available from Amazon: http://a.co/ceaSOx1 for only $1.99.

Meet Caroline

Through a crazy twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was not born on a Texas ranch. To make up for this tragic error, she writes about handsome cowboys, feisty ranch women, and scheming villains in a small office her family calls her pink cave. She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their rescued cats and dogs. The books she creates there have made her an Amazon bestselling author and won several awards. Find her on her blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google+, and Pinterest.
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She loves to hear from readers at caroline@carolineclemmons.com

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