E.E. Burke's Best of the West: Thankful Tuesday Giveaway

Today I have a special treat: Thankful Tuesday Giveaway.

I'm so thankful for you, our readers, and for my guests, and for the books we've shared that I've put together a little GLIAS scavenger hunt.

For a prize, I’m giving away a turkey… What I mean is, a picture of a turkey on an Amazon gift card worth $10. That might not buy you a turkey, but it will get you a few good books!

How much do you know about some of the authors and books featured this year on Best of the West? 

To find the answers, go to the right hand navigation on this page and look under Previous GuestsClick on #BestOfTheWest or on the guest’s name to search for their interview. 

Hint: most of the answers are under #BestOfTheWest. If you need to see more interviews as you scroll, click Older Posts.

Put your answers in the comments and I’ll enter you into the drawing. Answer as many questions as you can to earn more chances!

Here goes!

Karen Kay is the author of 17 American Indian Historical Romances.  She has written for such prestigious publishers as Avon/HarperCollins, Berkley/Penguin/Putnam and Samhain Publishing.  Karen's great grandmother was American Indian and Kay is honored to be able to write about the American Indian Culture.

What tribe is Karen descended from?

Hearts Ablaze is a collection of eight sizzling historical romances set in the Old West from eight bestselling authors. 

Who are the authors? Name the books, and I’ll give you extra points!

Whispered Love by Kathleen Ball
Kate's Outlaw by E.E. Burke
Fools Rush by Ciara Knight
The Officer and the Bostoner by Rose Gordon
Ridin' for a Fall by Kirsten Lynn
A Warrior's Heart by Amanda McIntyre
The Rancher by Hildie McQueen
The Drifter by Elizabeth Rose

In October, New York Times Bestselling Author Linda Broday came by to talk about her love of Texas and a brand new series that starts with her latest novel, To Love A Texas Ranger

The series revolves around a Texas family dynasty that she compared to Bonanza's Cartwrights. 

What is the name of her new series?

Men of Legend

Kaki Warner shared her latest book, Texas Tall, and talked to us about what it means to love someone: “Loving someone means you give up total self-absorption and include another person in your life, warts and all. In other words, it’s not only about you anymore, so get over yourself. It means you accept the other person as he/she is, not as you wish he/she could be. You have to learn to trust, to forgive, to support, and to wisely pick your battles. Keep your expectations real, your demands reasonable, and your promises true. And if you don’t get back the same respect, honor and love you offer, then kick him /her to the curb and move on. Life’s too short and you deserve to have the best one possible.” 

Kaki and her husband just celebrated a milestone anniversary. Do you know which one? 

50 years!

Agnes Alexander has 13 Western Historical Romances in print. She gave us a sneak peek at her latest book, Xenia’s Renegade

Prior to writing historical romance, she wrote 26 books, ranging from children’s books to non-fiction. 

Do you know what name she wrote under?

Lynette Hall Hampton

Award-winning author Jacqui Nelson has been a regular guest on
Get Lost In A Story. She and I met back in 2010 when we were both finalists for the RWA's prestigious Golden Heart award for Historical Romance. Her writing has won numerous awards, and it's no surprise. She has an amazing talent and a unique voice well suited for Western historical romance.

Jacqui credits her love for the Western genre to two things. Do you know what they are?

Classic Western movies and growing up on a cattle ranch.
This year I launched a brand new series, The Bride Train, which follows women who answer a railroad advertisement seeking single young ladies to become brides for settlers on the Western frontier. 

What are the names of the heroines in the first three books? 

(Hint: the names are part of the titles)

Rose, Charm, Prudence

This summer, Prairie Rose Publications released a special box set, A Kiss To Remember

Five authors penned stories about a hired gun, a preacher, an outlaw, an orphan and a firefighter, who find love where they least expect it. 

Which of these stories is about a time-traveler?

Yesterday's Flame

Bestselling author Amanda McIntyre came by to introduce us to her latest Contemporary Western, No Strings Attached

This book is part of a spin-off series from Amanda's popular Kennison Legacy, and features a ranch where people come to find hope and healing. 

What is the name of this series?

Last Hope Ranch

USA Today Bestselling Author Rosanne Bittner stopped in September 4, release day for the third book in her Outlaw series, Love’s Sweet Revenge

Her first book about these two lovers, Outlaw Hearts, was written more than twenty years ago. Last year, she released the sequel Do Not Forsake Me, and she has a fourth novel planned. 

What are the names of her hot-loving, long-suffering hero and heroine?

Jake and Miranda Harkner

That was fun, yes? I’ll post the answers to these questions Friday, along with the name of the winner of my Thankful Tuesday drawing.

In the meantime, if you’re still in the mood for fun and want more chances to win even bigger prizes, including free books and a $50 Amazon gift card, join the multi-author Turkey Trot Blog Hop. 

You can get started at my website: www.eeburke.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

The winner of my Author Trivia $10 gift card is: TAMMY Y

The winners of the blog hop have been announced on my website: www.eeburke.com


  1. Karen Kay – Choctaw

    Hearts Ablaze:
    Whispered Love by Kathleen Ball
    Kate’s Outlaw by EE Burke
    The Officer and the Bostoner by Rose Gordon
    Fools Rush by Ciara Knight
    Ridin’ For a Fall by Kristen Lynn
    A Warrior’s Heart by Amanda McIntyre
    The Rancher by Hildie McQueen
    The Drifter by Elizabeth Rose

    Linda Broday- The Men of Legend
    Kaki Warner – 50 years
    Agnes Alexander – Lynette Hall Hampton
    Jacqui Nelson- watching classic western movies, growing up on a cattle farm

    Bride Train – Rose, Charm , Prudence

    A Kiss to Remember - Yesterday’s Flame by Livia J. Washington

    Amanda McIntye – Last Hope Ranch
    Roseanne Bittner – Jack and Miranda Harkner

    1. Way to go Tammy! I'll enter you into the drawing. Winners will be announced Friday on this blog.

  2. I'm always surprised at, well, how surprised some folks are that there are so many women Western writers. They shouldn't be. Most traditional Westerns have some degree of romance in them. I was doubly surprised myself with how popular The Hardest Ride is with women. It boils down the Marta, a 16-year old mute Mexican girl who set her sights on a good man and she'd get him one way or the other.

    1. I think traditional Westerns are very romantic. There may not be happy endings, but look at the hero's. You have both romantic and tragic heroes in Westerns. You generally have love lost or love found woven through the adventure. Thanks for coming by and commenting, Gordo!

  3. Karen Kay: Choctaw Indian
    Hearts Ablaze:
    Whispered Love, Kathleen Ball
    Kate’s Outlaw, E.E. Burke
    The Officer and the Bostoner, Rose Gordon
    Fools Rush, Ciara Knight
    Ridin’ For A Fall, Kirsten Lynn
    A Warrior’s Heart, Amanda McIntyre
    The Rancher, Hildie McQueen
    The Drifter, Elizabeth Rose
    Linda Broday: The Men of Legend
    Kaki Warner: 50 year Anniversary
    Agnes Alexander: Lynette Hall Hampton
    Jacqui Nelson: from watching classic Western movies while growing up on a cattle farm
    E.E. Burke: Rose Muldoon, Charm LaBelle & Prudence Walker
    A Kiss to Remember: Yesterday’s Flame
    Amanda McIntyre: Last Hope Ranch
    Roseanne Bittner – Jack and Miranda Harkner

    Wishing everyone a wonderful upcoming holiday season!

    1. Great job Colleen! I'll enter you into the drawing. Winners will be announced on Friday on this blog. Good luck, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Elisabeth, you always come up with the most fun ideas! Lots of excellent reading here, for sure! Thanks to you for always being so supportive of other authors and publishers, and for including us in your blog posts. I, for one, certainly appreciate you and all your efforts for us. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you Cheryl. I love sharing my love of Western romance and introducing readers to authors they enjoy and new authors they might not know (but should!). Thanks for helping me spread the word about today's trivia fest! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. What a gracious way to share the love of romance and some amazing authors. I wish you and all the authors included continued success and a lasting joy of sharing their stories with the world.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday) and a wonderful rest of the year. Doris

    1. Thank you, Doris. I truly enjoy sharing my love of romance and bringing authors and readers together. It's a pleasure! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Reading

    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Kaye! We'll see you back here Dec. 13 to talk about your cool paranormal historical. I love ghost stories!

  7. 1. Karen Kay's heritage is Choctaw Indian.
    2. Whispered Love by Kathleen Ball, Kate's Outlaw by E. E. Burke, The Officer and The Bostoner by Rose Gordon, Fools Rush by Ciara Knight, Ridin' For A Fall by Kristen Lynn, A Warriors Heart by Amanda McIntyre, The Rancher by Hildie McQueen, The Drifter by Elizabeth Rose. 3. Men of Legend. 4. 50 years. 5. Lynette Hall Hampton 6. Watching classic Western movies and growing up on a cattle farm. 7. Rose, Prudence, and Charm. 8. YESTERDAY’S FLAME by Livia J. Washburn 9. Last Hope Ranch 10. Jake and Miranda Harkner I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    1. Way to go, Pat! I'll enter you into the drawing. Winners will be announced Friday on this blog. Good luck and have a Happy Thanksgiving!