9/20/2019

Welcome Regan Black !!

We are so so happy to welcome Regan Black to the Crew !!
We know you'll love her posts and her books !!

"Live the adventure!" 

Regan Black, a USA Today bestselling author, writes award-winning, action-packed romantic novels featuring kick-butt heroines and the sexy heroes who fall in love with them. Raised in the Midwest and California, she and her husband share their now-empty nest with two arrogant cats in the South Carolina Lowcountry where the rich blend of legend, romance, and history fuels her imagination.




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Harlequin Romantic Suspense

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Colton Family Showdown - Available October 2019

A mysterious visitor at the door… Can danger be far behind?

Quarter Horse breeder Fox Colton is a loner by nature. So when an anonymous infant appears on his doorstep, he reluctantly takes in the baby—and new assistant Kelsey Lauder. As he grows to cherish his unexpected family, Fox works to track down Baby John Doe’s real parents. But when secrets from Fox’s own past are unearthed, he could find himself alone again, just as he’s come to love the new people in his life.







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One soldier’s long-lost secret is alive and well in a thrilling new miniseries: The Riley Code

When a security snafu turns his world upside down, Major Matt Riley reunites with his long-lost son. And fourteen years later, the military man is still captivated by his ex, Bethany Trent. Matt must convince her that their new family bond is for keeps—but first, he must keep them alive…



Guardian Agency/Brotherhood Protectors

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Running for her life... a stunning stranger is her only hope.

Dallas Winston's Army career ended abruptly when he and his K9 partner were shot during a drug bust. Thankfully, the Guardian Agency gave him a second chance at a meaningful career. When he gets the order to rescue a witness and salvage a high-profile case, he follows procedure and rushes in.

Soon it's clear that standard tactics won't be enough to keep the witness alive. Forced to get creative, Dallas must lower his defenses to earn her trust as they navigate a deadly web of corruption.




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9/19/2019

Jacqui's new release: A BRIDE FOR BRYNMOR's $0.99 celebration sale!


I'm excited to share my new book with you! But not just any book. This is Brynmor Llewellyn's story.

Remember the Llewellyn Brothers from Robyn: A Christmas Bride? If you need a refresher, click here to read the opening scene where they teasingly torment Max Peregrine about the woman he loves (their sister, Robyn). Or if you haven't read Max and Robyn's story, click here to download Robyn: A Christmas Bride for FREE from Sep 19 to 23 on Amazon Kindle.

And while you're there, download A Bride for Brynmor at its special new-release price of $0.99 -- a sale that won't last long.

I loved writing A Bride for Brynmor because Brynmor is an over-protective big brother with a heart-of-gold who tries to do everything for everyone. I really wanted to give him his happily-ever-after with one person, the woman he loves. But that meant putting his life on the line helping Lark save her sisters...


A Bride for Brynmor, Songbird Junction, Book 1

Family has always come first—for both of them. He’s never forgiven himself for letting her go. She’s never forgiven herself for almost getting him killed.

When Lark and her songbird sisters are separated fleeing their cruel and controlling troupe manager, only Brynmor Llewellyn can help Lark save her sisters and escape to the far west. But Lark wants more. And so does Brynmor. When they’re stranded in a spot as difficult to guard as it is to leave—a rustic cabin at a train junction between Denver and the mountain town of Noelle, Colorado—they find themselves fighting not only for survival but for redemption, forgiveness, and a second chance for their love.

Will the frontier train stop of Songbird Junction be Lark and Brynmor’s salvation? Or their downfall when her manager, a con artist who calls himself her uncle but cherishes only his own fame and fortune—demands a debt no one can pay?

A Bride for Brynmor is the first book in the Songbird Junction series. It's a sweet but adventurous standalone read. It also includes characters (such as reader-favorite Grandpa Gus Peregrine) featured in my Noelle, Colorado, Christmas stories.


Are you ready to claim your seat for the show?

Download Robyn: a Christmas Bride for free and A Bride for Brynmor for $0.99 today. Or read both books (and all of my books) for free every day with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

But what if you don't have a Kindle? Download the free Kindle App (for computers, tablets, or phones including Android, iOS, Mac, and PC) and you'll be on your way...to Christmas in Noelle, Colorado in 1877...and to Songbird Junction where Welsh meet West in 1878.

Wishing you happy trails and reading ❤️
Jacqui 

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Fall in love with a new Old West...where the men are steadfast & the women are adventurous. 

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9/18/2019

E.E. Burke's Best of the West: Look what's new for Christmas! Carolyn Brown's newest Longhorn Canyon novel


Are you ready for Christmas with a Cowboy?

A rugged Texas cowboy gets into the Christmas spirit to prove himself to the woman he loves in this heartwarming fifth novel of the USA Today bestselling series. 

Maverick Callahan lives up to his reputation as a freewheeling cowboy. But a year ago he fell head-over-heels for an extraordinary woman he met while on vacation, a woman he was convinced he'd never see again. So when she appears on his doorstep like a Christmas miracle, Maverick is determined not to waste his lucky break.

Bridget O'Malley's world has flipped upside down. As the new guardian of her best friend's baby, she hasn't had a moment to think about the Texas rancher who broke her heart. He's just as sexy as ever, but she knows better than anyone that he's not the settling-down type. As the trees are trimmed and mistletoe hung, will some holiday magic help Bridget trust this carefree cowboy with her heart and her future?


Includes a bonus novella, "Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas" by Sara Richardson!


Excerpt

Maverick Callahan zeroed in on a tall blonde Irish girl playing darts in the Irish pub the minute he pushed through the door. He threw a little extra swagger in his walk when he walked past her and settled onto a bar stool. When he caught her eye, he tipped his hat toward her and then removed it, laid it on the bar’s polished wooden surface and raked his fingers through his dark hair. When she finished her game, he intended to ask her to dance.
“Jameson or Guinness?” asked the Irish bartender with a voice like honey.
His focus shifted from the blonde girl to the bartender. “I was thinking more of a shot of Jack Daniels.”
“You’d be in an Irish pub, not a honky tonk, cowboy,” she said with a sparkle in her green eyes.
He really wanted a pint of Guinness, but flirting was Maverick’s game and red heads—well, he’d always had a weakness for them. “Well, then give me a pint of what you suggested since y’all ain’t got good whiskey.”
“I didn’t say we don’t be havin’ it, cowboy. I just told you where you were.” She did a cute little head wiggle, and the dim light above the bar lit up her Christmas tree earrings. “And Mary Kate, the tall blonde you’ve got your sights set on is a married woman.” The bartender leaned over the bar. “And her husband, he’d be one jealous man. You don’t want him to catch you flirtin’ with her.”
“Why are you telling me this?” He almost reached out to touch the tiny shamrock topping the tree on her earrings. “How’d you know I was a cowboy?”
“I saw you swagger in here in those boots and that hat,” she answered. “I knew you had to be American.”
She went to the other end of the bar to draw the beer up in a tall mug. He glanced around the place. Some of it was the same as the Rusty Spur honky tonk in his home state of Texas—stools in front of a long bar, mirror behind the bar with shelves of liquor, beer mugs and shot glasses at the ready. But where the places in Texas had signed pictures of bull and bronc riders on the walls, along with old beer signs, the Shamrock Pub had dart boards and pictures of Ireland hanging on the walls..
The cute little bartender set a pint of foaming Guinness on the bar in front of him. “Where’d you come from, cowboy?”
“Texas, darlin’,” he flirted. “What’s your name?”
“Bridget?” she smiled.
“Bridget what?” He asked.
“Just Bridget, cowboy,” she said. “What your name?”
“Maverick,” he answered.
“Maverick what?”
“Just Maverick.” He gave her a dose of her own medicine.

Carolyn Brown is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly and #1 Amazon and #1 Washington Post bestselling author and a RITA finalist. With more than 90 books on the market, she’s a recipient of the Bookseller’s Best Award, and the prestigious Montlake Diamond Award, and also a three-time recipient of the National Reader’s Choice Award.
Carolyn and her husband live in the small town of Davis, Oklahoma, where everyone knows everyone else, as well as what they’re doing and when—and they read the local newspaper on Wednesday to see who got caught. They have three grown children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.

When she’s not writing, Carolyn likes to sit in plot new stories in her backyard with her tom cat, Boots Randolph Terminator Outlaw, and watch him protect the yard from all kinds of wicked varmints like crickets, locusts, and spiders. Visit her at www.carolynbrownbooks.com.

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Q&A:

I know it’s a little early, but the holiday books are on the shelves now, and I’d like to take this opportunity to say Merry Christmas. I hope that you enjoy Christmas with a Cowboy, the fifth book in the Longhorn Canyon Series. This is Maverick and Bridget’s story, and I absolutely loved having these characters in my head all the weeks it took to get the story written. So I hear you’ve got questions to ask? Let’s hear them!! I’m always excited to talk about a new book or the holidays!

What is your biggest vice during the holiday season?

That would be food. I love holiday cookies, especially the sugar cookies that my son-in-law makes. I can eat a dozen of them, and of course we all know that Christmas cookies have no calories or fat grams. I only wish I could convince the bathroom scales of that.

Where do you spend Christmas Day?

My family gets together at my daughter’s house for Easter and Thanksgiving, and at my son’s for the 4th of July. When the grandchildren started coming along, Mr. B and I decided that the children should all stay at their own homes on Christmas Day. We didn’t want our precious grandchildren to grow up to hate us for taking them away from their toys that morning. As Ma on Golden Girls used to say, “Picture it…” They open up their presents and have all their Santa gifts, and then their parents say they can’t take time to enjoy them because they have to go to their grandparents’ house. So these days, Mr. B and I go to the beach for a week, or go on a week long road trip, and enjoy the holiday with just the two of us.

What’s the best holiday present you ever received?

A couple of years ago, my family joined me and Mr. B for our week (after Christmas Day) on the beach. We rented ten condos and had supper in our condo every night for the whole bunch of them. They’re still talking about how much fun we all had.

How did you come up with the idea for your book?

I have Irish DNA so I’ve always wanted to write about a book about an Irish lady. Maverick mentioned meeting Bridget in a previous book in the Longhorn Canyon Series. He’d met her on the very last night he was vacationing in Ireland with his grandmother.  That story played around in my head for a year before I finally got the opportunity to bring Bridget to Ireland, put them together and see what sparks might fly.

What’s your favorite holiday movie of all time?

The Home Alone movies. I’ve watched them dozen of times and still laugh until tears roll down my cheeks every time I see them.

What can we look for next from you?

The Family Journal, (my 100th novel), November 12
Cowboy Courage, Jan. 28
Wildflower Ranch (a novella), Feb. 4
The Banty House, May
Cowboy Strong, May

Thank you, again, to the folks who asked questions, and all y’all at Get Lost in a Book who were so kind as to ask me to visit with y’all again.

Now a question for readers. In your travels at Christmas, what has been your favorite memory?

Carolyn will give away a signed copy of Christmas with a Cowboy. You must leave a comment and enter the Rafflecopter. 

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9/17/2019

C.H. Admirand ~ My Favorite Western

I grew up watching TV Westerns...and now you know I'm older than you thought. LOL! 



I loved watching my heroes riding to the rescue...







...whether it was saving a town from an evil land-grabbing railroad magnet wanting to snatch up their land to lay down railroad tracks, or a greedy mine-stealing snake-in-the-grass who plans to kill the heroine's father in order to steal the deed to their silver mine.

My heroes were honest as the day is long and would risk being tossed behind bars if they were working undercover for the government. 

Some of my favorite Westerns featured some of my favorite Cowboys: Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, John Wayne, Clint Walker, James Arness, and Gary Cooper. What's not to love? In my humble opinion, the Cowboy is the quintessential American hero. Working sun-up til sun-down, ranching, riding the range, tending to his livestock, horses and family. A man's man, who may not be long on words, but in my book...actions speak louder than words.

I've worn out many of my favorite Western videos over the years, but have a few faves on DVD--haven't worn them out...yet ;)







Today is our darling daughter's birthday. To celebrate, I'm giving away Reader's Choice: A signed copy, or an e-book, of the second novella in my Sweet Contemporary Irish Western series:

A Second Chance For Justiss. 




Leave a comment...Do you have a favorite Western or Cowboy?

Happy Trails!

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9/13/2019

C.H.'s Recipe Share: Blueberry Pandowdy

Welcome to my Recipe Share! 

Today would have been my Dad's 87th birthday 

Although he's been gone for 20 years, I still miss him. In honor of his birthday, I'm sharing one of my Dad's favorites ~ Mom's Blueberry Pandowdy.




Growing up, we were blessed because of our Dad's fondness for baked goods, which included anything sweet. During the Summer, Mom's Blueberry Pandowdy was always baking. It was one of the recipes I copied down before I got married.


I have recipes everywhere...or at least I did until I gathered the 3 x 5 cards, notebook pages, print-outs, etc. and put them in a binder--make that two binders. That got rid of the crumbling file folders I'd rubberbanded together all those years ago. LOL.




Here's a picture of the recipe card from my binder. You can see from the stains that it's been well used. Over the years, I've adapted it to include any berry or fruit. If you have it, use it ;)



We had some gorgeous blueberries the other day, so I got up early, followed Mom's recipe and here's what it looked like...now I'm not certain that's what it should look like since I never actually saw a picture of it. LOL!


I love using my grandmother's Limoges cake plate...makes me feel closer to her. ;)


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If I had raspberries--it became Raspberry Pandowdy. I made up recipe postcards, which I brought with me to many booksignings over the years. Love the simplicity of these double-sided cards, using our oldest son's advice to take a picture so people can see what it's supposed to look like. I'd like to add, that's what it looks like when I bake it -- not a guarantee of what it should look like. LOL!









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Here's Mom's recipe:


Blueberry Pandowdy

My mom used to bake this when blueberries were in season. There is nothing like the taste of blueberry pandowdy fresh out of the oven with a cup of coffee or tea for breakfast.

Note: I’ve only made this recipe with fresh berries, but you can substitute frozen or canned blueberries, or whichever berry or fruit you prefer (*see alternate below)—but I can’t guarantee that it will be as delicious as it does with fresh berries.

2 cups washed fresh blueberries (substitute drained, thawed frozen or canned blueberries)
1/3 cup sugar
Juice of ½ lemon (or lemon juice)
Cake batter (see recipe below)
Cream, Hard Sauce, or Vanilla Ice Cream for topping

*I've made this recipe with apples, too--our oldest son loves it*
6 Granny Smith Apples (peeled and sliced thin)
1 & 1/2 cups of sugar 
2 tsps. cinnamon
splash of lemon
Cook in medium saucepan until soft, add to greased baking dish (or casserole) top with cake batter.

Combine berries (or fruit,) sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Pour into a greased (I used margarine) baking dish (9x9x2) if you have it, or if not, I’ve used a casserole dish.

Spread with cake batter (recipe follows) and bake in a preheated moderate oven 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes. Spoon out servings hot or cold and serve with cream (whipped if preferred)
Makes 6 servings.

Pandowdy Cake Batter

½ cup butter (or margarine)
½ cup sugar
1 egg
1 ½ cup sifted flour (I only used Heckers Unbleached)
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ cup milk

Cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar. Stir in egg. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with milk. Beating until smooth. Spread over hot berries…see above berry recipe.

Do you have a favorite sweet recipe that you love? Leave a comment, I love swapping recipes!

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Today was supposed to be the day my Sweet Christmas Novella: Christmas Comes to Apple Grove would be available for Pre-Order...


Well it would have been if I'd known that you could only set the Pub date...not the Pre-order date. *sigh* 

So it's been available for pre-order since August 28th when I set everything up. I only seem to learn things the hard way, but I always get back up, brush myself off and put one foot in front of the other. 

So although I didn't manage to have the pre-order date today, on what would have been my Dad's birthday. In his memory, I'm still thinking of him, thanking him for the gift of life, words and song. Celebrating by giving away a signed print--or e-book--copy of my new Sweet Christmas Novella: 


Christmas Comes to Apple Grove




Happy Baking...Happy Reading!!




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