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THIS CHRISTMAS, REDISCOVER ROMANCE IN ASPEN RIDGE, COLORADO, A SMALL TOWN WITH AN OPEN HEART

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

 

Chalk It up To Love
Aspen Ridge Book 1
by Jill Haymaker
Genre: Western Contemporary Romance
Rediscover Aspen Ridge as Jill Haymaker starts a new series set in the small, Colorado mountain town of aspen Ridge. When a new school year begins, all fourth grade teacher, ERIN MIDNIGHT, wants is to establish a new normal for herself and her ten year old son, Mark. Recently divorced, she struggles to cope with being a single mom. Fortunately, her hometown of Aspen Ridge, Colorado, provides the perfect place for her to heal.
BOYD GARRETT’S life changed the day his wife was senselessly killed by a texting driver. No longer fulfilled by his life in the big city, he accepts a new teaching job in the tiny, mountain town of Aspen Ridge, hoping to find an escape from the memories that haunt him.
Can Peak Elementary School’s new, handsome instructor teach Erin to believe in herself again? Can Boyd find the happiness he thought he’d lost forever? Or are the walls they’ve built around their hearts too high? Two people who’ve learned that with love comes pain. But, sometimes—we get a second chance.
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Safe To Love
Aspen Ridge Book 2
The assault had cast a dark shadow over ANGELA RODRIGUEZ’S life for twenty-three years. Her recent move to the tiny mountain town of Aspen Ridge allowed her to escape the person, but not the nightmares that haunted her nights. Would she ever be able to overcome the fear? COLT OUTLAW owned and operated the largest cattle ranch in Peakview County, Colorado. Since his father’s untimely death, he’d not only taken care of the ranch, but also his mom and sister. There weren’t enough hours in his day for frivolous things like romance. That is until Angela walked into his life. Two hearts longing for more but separated by ghosts from their pasts. Can old walls, built to protect, be crumbled by acceptance and love?
Love always wins.
REDISCOVER ROMANCE IN ASPEN RIDGE-A SMALL TOWN WITH AN OPEN HEART.
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Come Home To Love
Aspen Ridge Book 3
Riley Beckman has spent the last six years trying to be the perfect single parent to her daughter, Ava. The result of a one-night-stand with a handsome cowboy, Riley didn’t even know his last name when he rode off into the morning sunrise. By the time she discovered she was pregnant, all she could do was make the best of the amazing gift she’d been given.
She hadn’t needed a man to establish a happy home for herself and her daughter.
Justin Thorne, known to his friends as JT, has been a nomad since leaving home at eighteen. A cowhand, he’s traveled ranch to ranch and state to state, never staying in any one place long enough to put down roots. Still there was that one night and one girl he could never quite forget. When fate brings him back to the tiny Colorado Mountain town of Aspen Ridge, will he get a second chance?
And what happens when he discovers he left behind more than just a girl? While JT struggles with the fact that he’s been an absent father for six years, Riley fears the worst. Will he try to take her child? Or can the three of them find the family they’ve only dreamed of?
REDISCOVER ROMANCE IN ASPEN RIDGE. A SMALL TOWN WITH AN OPEN HEART.
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Remember Christmas
Aspen Ridge Book 4
Aspen Assisted Living facility is known for their festive holiday decorations, but it did little to decorate the hearts of the residents.
The longer Grace Decker lives at the facility, the more she retreats into herself. What is the point? Her freedom died right along with her husband. Now strangers treat her like a child. She doesn’t even care that it’s almost Christmas.
The last thing Albert Stanley, a former rodeo star, wants is to be stuck inside with not a horse in sight. Six months in this place has seemed like six years. Although he’s the life of the party on the outside, inside he feels alone and isolated. Is he going to die without ever experiencing true love?
Albert decides to make it his mission to bring some Christmas cheer into Grace’s life, despite her resistance. Can two people who believe their lives are over, remember romance at Christmas, and discover that you are never too old to fall in love? This book will make you a believer in Christmas miracles.
THIS CHRISTMAS, REDISCOVER ROMANCE IN ASPEN RIDGE, COLORADO, A SMALL TOWN WITH AN OPEN HEART.
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Ride Into Love
Aspen Ridge Book 5
When ROBIN OUTLAW’S husband passes away unexpectedly, she struggles to put the pieces of her shattered life back together while running Eagle Tree Cattle Ranch without him. Her days of romance are over. That is until, she notices a cowboy who’s been there all along.
TRAVIS MORGAN is an uncomplicated man. He’s been a cowhand for over forty years, the last thirty at Eagle Tree Ranch. With the boss man gone, suddenly he finds himself noticing Robin in a whole new light. Could she ever see him as more than an employee?
Can their love of a cattle ranch, nestled high in the Colorado Rockies, bring these two together for something more? Maybe a small, discarded puppy will be all it takes to get the ball rolling and open their hearts to new possibilities.
Rediscover romance in Aspen Ridge—a small town with an open heart.
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There is nothing like spending time in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, where snow and romance are sure to find you. Once Jill Haymaker discovered her passion for writing contemporary romances filled with messages of hope and second chances, she never looked back. Two years ago, she gave up her long time career as an attorney to embark on writing full time. She loves her stories set high in the Colorado Mountains and the handsome cowboys her heroines find there. Although her characters and settings are fictional, they are based on the people and places she’s experienced in her own time in the mountains. After writing eleven books in her Peakview series, she has started a new series, Aspen Ridge. If you loved Peakview, you’ll soon fall in love with Aspen Ridge, too. Jill also writes stories for the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul books, where you can catch a glimpse of her real life.
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Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Western
Song
by
Leigh Podgorski
Genre:
Contemporary Western Romance 
 
Readers’
Favorite Book Award Winner Bronze 2018
.
Contemporary
Western Love Story about a bull riding rancher and his deceased best
buddy’s Thai immigrant mail order bride. As she discovers the power
of freedom, he discovers he’s lost his heart.
When
Weston Beaudurant’s buddy, rodeo clown Cody Goode is killed in a
rodeo accident — gored by the maniacal bull Baby Face that Weston is
riding, Weston is consumed with guilt. The day after the accident,
while going through Cod’s papers, lawyer Wynona Vasquez discovers
that he had been secretly engaged to a Thai immigrant who is arriving
by train that evening.

 

Elected
by unanimous decision to be the welcoming committee, Weston arrives
at the train station prepared for anything but the lovely forlorn
creature he finds waiting in the rain. Though appearing waif-like,
Song Phan-Rang is anything but fragile. Her mettle quickly rises to
the surface in her determination to remain in Y-oh-ming.

 

Forced
together by their circumstances, Weston and Song are explosive. Used
to solitude, Weston is driven crazy by the obliging Song. But as Song
shows her prowess not only as a housekeeper and cook, but as a rider
and rancher as well, Weston discovers that against his best efforts
(and damned if he’ll ever admit it) — he’s falling in love.

 

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Leigh
Podgorski’s stage plays have been produced in Los Angeles, New York
City and regionally. She had the privilege of interviewing Dr.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross for her one-act play Windstorm, which was
presented as part of the annual festival CelebrateWomen that Leigh
also co-produced. We Are Still Here, the story of Cahuilla Indian
elder Katherine Siva Saubel, was premiered at the Gene Autry Western
Heritage Museum as part of CelebrateWomen 2000. The play has been
presented throughout Southern California at college campuses,
Universities, and Indian Reservations and Casinos.

 

 

 

In
addition to her plays, Leigh has penned several original
award-winning screenplays and several of her monologues have been
published through Meriwether Publishing, Ltd..

 

 

Leigh
produced her first documentary, We Are Still Here, based on the play
in 2007, which she also wrote and directed. The film has screened at
the. American Indian Film Festival, Sherman Indian Film Festival, Cal
State San Marcos Native American Film Festival, and the Talking Stick
Film Festival.

 

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It may be too late for her, but if she could get him to listen, she may be able to save some lives

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
Garrett’s
Ghost
by
Pamela Ackerson
Genre:
Time Travel Western 
 
What’s
a time traveling Texas Ranger supposed to do?

 

 

Garrett
Houston is being harassed by a ghost. Trouble is brewing and her name
is Margarite. She’s an unrelenting force determined to get his
attention. It may be too late for her, but if she could get him to
listen, she may be able to save some lives.

 

 

A
story of unrequited love, the power of healing, and the embracing
need to never give up. Unforgettable moments and unforgettable
characters will tug at the heartstrings with a myriad of
emotions.

 

 

Garrett’s
Ghost is a touching story brimming with down-home Texas charm.

 

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Newport, RI where history is a way of life, Pamela Ackerson now lives
on the Space Coast of Florida, a hop, skip, and jump from Orlando,
where imagination and fantasy abounds. With the love of reading, she
graduated to writing non-fiction, historical fiction, time travel,
and children’s preschool/first reader books.
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Zebulon’s Bride by Patricia PacJac Carroll

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
Patricia PacJac Carroll~ I am a writer, Christian first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area of
Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog, Jacs, and my
awesome son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed? The PacJac is from my initials and my
husbands. I wouldn’t be able to write if it weren’t for him. I love adventure and the open road. The stories of the western era have always been a favorite of mine. I enjoy writing, and my goal is to write stories readers will enjoy.

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He’s vowed not to marry
until he reaches Montana. Then he meets her, but she has other ideas.
Zebulon Benton dreams
of going to Montana, but he’s the only son and his mother doesn’t want him to
go and his father needs help with the family store. Unknown to Zeb, his mother
sends off for a mail order bride. After all, if Zeb marries and settles down,
he won’t want to leave.

 

Enter Amy Gordon from New York. She
appears to be the perfect bride for Zeb. Except she also wants to go to Montana and nothing is going to stop her especially her love for Zeb.
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1.
Kicking a rock down the road, Zeb tried everything to stop the calling in his heart to
go to Montana. He’d been ten when an old mountain man sat on the bench in front
of their store and told him tales of mountains that reached to the heavens and
a sky so big, blue, and wide that you’d think it was going to come down and
swallow you. Of a place where grass grew higher than a buffalo and gold nuggets
lined the ground just waiting for a feller to come and pick them up.
 
2.
Lowering his head, Zeb prayed. “God, I know Your Word says to honor your mother and
father. I’m trying. I don’t know how much longer I can stay and work in that
store. It’s not in my heart to do so. Either change me or set me free. Amen.”
He waited but heard nothing more than the screech of the eagle and the water’s gurgling. Both going somewhere, whereas he was headed back to town. With a sigh, he cut short the protest in his soul to
leave and resigned himself to another day in the family store.
 
3.
Shaking his head, Franklin Benton got up from the table. Towering over Delia, he
wrapped his arms around her and held her tight. “I know how you fear him
leaving. If Zeb goes, we’ll handle it. Together.
 
4.
The woman waved her over. “Well, don’t just stand there. Do you have your papers?”
Amy strode to her. “What I have is standing before you. I’m young, strong, and have a desire to go west and marry a man. I will make him the perfect wife. I am not afraid of hard work or hardly
anything else.”
 
5.
Shuffling through some papers, Mrs. Chandler pulled out a piece of stationery decorated
with roses. “I received this request just yesterday. A man named Zebulon in
Colorado is seeking the perfect wife with blond hair.” She ran a finger over
the stationery and frowned. “Though just what kind of man would write on such a
flowery and perfumed paper makes me wonder of his, well, his masculinity.
Perhaps, you would care to take a chance on this,” she looked down. “Zebulon
Benton.”
 
6.
Gus grew thoughtful. “Once I did. Every now and then the lure of quick riches and
the unknown carefree life of a drifter tickles my soul, but then I think of
Myra and the children. There isn’t anything that compares to holding a woman
you love so much you can’t tell where they end and you start. And the children.
I know they’re loud and wild, but I see them, and I see how life goes on. Yeah,
Zeb, you need to find a good woman to marry.”
 
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Would a rumored Mennonite settlement get your attention?

Friday, September 4th, 2015

 

Disillusioned and feeling there is more to life than can be found on her family’s Indiana farm, atypical Amish girl Katie Knepp bucks tradition and leaves everything behind, bound for a supposed Mennonite settlement rumored to be somewhere around Old Amarillo, Texas. But the trail to Texas is a hard one, laced with disease, would-be-could-be bandits, and a drought so severe that turning back isn’t an option. During her epic overland struggle, Katie discovers friendship, even in the ever-present outlaw element, a strength in herself she’d never dreamed she possessed, and those in her past who refuse to become unwilling memories. Katie’s story isn’t Amish, nor is it western . . . it is uniquely Texan. 

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Sara Barnard and her family of six make their home deep in the recesses of Native America with a trio of rescue dogs, a trifecta of rescue cats, a flock of Easter Egger chickens, and a “tiny” herd of Dwarf Nigerian pygmy goats.

Some of Sara’s works include The Calling (Prairie Rose Publications), The Saga of Indian Em’ly series (Painted Pony Books), Shootout in Old Amarillo (Prairie Rose Publications), The Everlasting Heart series, Rebekah’s Quilt, and Desperado (all from 5 Prince Publishing). Sara is a certified elementary teacher and a bona fide coffee aficionado. Follow Sara at www.sarabarnardbooks.com or @TheSaraBarnard on Twitter.
The Interview 
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since the third grade, when an essay I wrote won first place in a school-wide essay contest. It never really stopped flowing, but I never considered publication until I was 28 and three lifetimes later.
Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
Born and raised in west Texas, I started looking for home as soon as I could travel. “Let’s go get lost,” I would beg when I was little. But we always did. Once I was old enough to spend summers volunteering for the Forest and Park Services, I began looking for where home was. Colorado, Alaska, Italy, New Mexico, Tennessee, Georgia . . . I didn’t find home until we were stationed in Oklahoma. Which is where we live now and raise our children, animals, chickens, and Nigerian dwarf goats.
How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
I am a pantster which means I fly by the seat of my pants as I write. If I can’t flesh out the story line into a book, I will put it away, but that hasn’t happened yet. If it is meant to be a short story, it is a short story or a novella. I have a ton of inspiration around me at all times and I read lots of nonfiction, which is full of inspiration.
Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?
My mother. She has never given up on me or my writing.
What is the name of your book?
Old Amarillo (Amish Journeys #1).

Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb. 
Disillusioned and feeling there is more to life than can be found on her family’s Indiana farm, atypical Amish girl Katie Knepp bucks tradition and leaves everything behind, bound for a supposed Mennonite settlement rumored to be somewhere around Old Amarillo, Texas. But the trail to Texas is a hard one, laced with disease, would-be-could-be bandits, and a drought so severe that turning back isn’t an option. During her epic overland struggle, Katie discovers friendship, even in the ever-present outlaw element, a strength in herself she’d never dreamed she possessed, and those in her past who refuse to become unwilling memories. Katie’s story isn’t Amish, nor is it western . . . it is uniquely Texan.
Do you have a favorite character, why? 
I like Katie’s feisty spunk. She is atypical Amish who isn’t afraid to go after what she thinks she wants, with a prayer in her heart, despite what the world thinks. I think you’ll like her, too.
What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
I hope my readers take away a little something they didn’t even know they were needing from my books — all of them.
Do you have any advice for authors trying to break into the industry?

Don’t stop writing, it will only take one yet to make your dream a reality! Write the book you want to read.

Where can we buy your book?

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A review, Anthology, Wandering Weeds: Tales of Rabid Vegetation

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Anthology, Wandering Weeds: Tales of Rabid Vegetation by 10 very imaginative authors.

Here is the blurb:

Adriane CeallaighAdriane Ceallaigh

They roll in from unknown places, mysterious and unexplained. They take root, take over, spread to all corners and refuse to be eradicated. no one can say why they came, but there’s no arguing that they’re up to no good.

David J. WestDavid J. West

These plants are out for blood, and getting rid of them will take a certain kind of hero – the best kind. Twenty-five tales of evil weeds to entertain, enthrall and change the way you look at the unwelcome invaders in your lawn.

Eric J. GuignardEric J. Guignard

From feral tumbleweeds to ravenous seaweed, from alien life forms to migrating asteroid fields, in these pages you will find fairy tales and weird westerns, space romps and chilling horror stories. Scary or silly, wicked or wily, these plants are here to stay.

Andrea TantilloAndrea Tantillo

My review:
Katherine SangerKatherine Sanger

This book contains some wild tales of all genres and kinds. They are some twenty-four far-fetched but very entertaining tales to please all tastes.

Louise MaskillLouise Maskill

You will find westerns tales, futuristic ones, a Sci-Fi poem and everything under the sun. They are well edited and they flow easily from the pen of each author.
Frances PauliFrances Pauli

I am amazed to see so many tales with only one word in common “Tumbleweeds.” I am also impressed at the way such a boring word can bring such an array of ideas to be set in the same book.

Rebecca L. BrownRebecca L. Brown

It only goes to say that these authors have great imaginations and they have spilled it over the pages of this book. It is certainly a different and completely wonderful set of tales.
Bryan Thomas SchmidtBryan Thomas Schmidt

This is a great book for a wintery day, or a next to the pool summer read. Awesome work.
Jaleta CleggJaleta Clegg

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8 Hooks that your readers can’t resist

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Well, like I said in the blog before this… A battle scene is fast paced and you can make it a surprise attack or an expected battle. Just remember that you want to hook your readers fast, and not all battle scenes will do it by themselves. You have to make the readers care for the one who is losing and despise those who are winning. (more…)