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Monday, December 16, 2013

Across the Sweet Grass Hills by Gail L. Jenner

Liza Ralston has had more adventure in her life than she ever wanted. Leaving her settled existence with friends and family in St. Louis to travel to the Big Sky country of wild Montana with her father, she soon wishes she could turn the clock back. When their scout is murdered and her father is severely wounded by thieves, the Pikuni tribe led by Crying Wind takes them in. But Liza wants nothing more than to return to St. Louis, despite her growing attraction for Red Eagle, the handsome son of a white trapper and Blackfeet mother.

Red Eagle has tried to help Liza and her father, but Liza has a mind of her own. She doesn’t understand that the refined ways of civilized society in St. Louis have not yet reached the untamed land she is traveling now with her missionary father—a man who has secrets of his own that he is unwilling to share. She is left with no choice but to accept the help of Red Eagle’s tribe to save the life of her father.  But the events leading up to Baker’s Massacre of 1870 force her to discover a new path for herself—a path leading to love, redemption…and revenge.

Will Red Eagle and Liza find the love they’ve been waiting for? Beauty, treachery and danger lie ACROSS THE SWEET GRASS HILLS.

ACROSS THE SWEET GRASS HILLS won the 2002 WILLA Literary Award for Best Softcover Fiction, by Women Writing the West. It also placed as a quarter-finalist in the 2000 Chesterfield Film Project.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Author Spotlight - Cheryl Pierson - Fun & Random Facts (SEE LINK BELOW FOR ORIGINAL POST AT FREE EBOOKS DAILY!I just added pictures in this one!) When I was growing up ... everyone thought I would be a writer. I wrote all the time, and in school, other kids would say, "Why did you write a whole page? We only had to write a paragraph!" I once ... talked my dad into taking a helicopter ride with me at the Oklahoma State Fair when I was about ten years old. Looking back on it, I realize that was the moment when he let his love for me override his fear and good sense. I used to work ... as a "security guard" in the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. I loved that job--met new people every day, wandered amongst beautiful artwork, and it was probably the most interesting job I ever had. Everyday... I start the day off with petting my Great Pyrenees "grandchild", Embry. He's a rescue dog my daughter adopted and we took him when she had to move to a place with no fence. I like to... sleep late in the mornings and work late at night. And I can do that, now that my husband has retired! One day I hope to have a book on the NYT bestseller list! DREAM BIG, I say! I am thankful for... my life, as simple as it may be--my older sister is in a nursing home after a stroke 5 years ago. She is only 68 but must be in a wheelchair and is dependent on others for everything. I never complain about getting older. I write best... in the early afternoons. I used to be a "morning person," but not anymore--and when evening rolls around, I'm ready for bed. I am working on several things...a short story for Prairie Rose Publications' Valentine's Day anthology, Hearts and Spurs; a chapter in the Wolf Creek series from the Western Fictioneers for the next Ford Fargo collaboration; and editing a western romance manuscript that will be released in late February. The most exciting thing I'm working on is the opening of my own publishing company Prairie Rose Publishing, with a long time friend, Livia Reasoner. This just happened in August. I have always wanted to... open an animal rescue shelter and work with animals who need a good home. There are so many of them out there and awareness needs to be raised--we can all do something to help, even if it's just donating a few dollars a month to a shelter for dog food. About the Author Cheryl was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, and grew up in Seminole, Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma, and holds a B.A. in English. Cheryl lives with her husband in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she has been for the past 29 years. She has two grown children, ages 24 and 27, and a Great Pyrenees "granddog", Embry. Writing is so much a part of her life that recently, she and long-time friend Livia Reasoner, decided to open a publishing house. PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS furthers the western-themed writing offerings of women. As if that weren’t enough, there were so many requests for a publishing house for young people interested in the west that they decided to open the unique imprint, PAINTED PONY BOOKS. This line will be open to all authors who have submissions for Middle Grade readers, Young Adult, and New Adult. The contemporary/futuristic imprint for these age groups is TORNADO ALLEY PUBLICATIONS, and for adult contemporary/futuristic, check out their imprint FIRE STAR PRESS All imprints are open and accepting submissions. Cheryl's latest novel is a western historical romance, GABRIEL'S LAW. Her upcoming release, THE HALF BREED'S WOMAN, will be available early next year through Prairie Rose Publications.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Kate Kinsella has no choice but to go after Charley Barstow and talk some sense into him. After all, he’s skipped town, leaving a string of broken hearts and his pregnant fiancée, Agnes McPherson.  But Kate didn’t count on being kidnapped by a band of criminals along the way!

Ethan Barstow is hot on his younger brother’s trail, too. He rescues Kate, believing her to be Charley’s fiancée, and suggests they try to find him together. Kate’s reluctance has him baffled.

All hell breaks loose when they discover Charley in search of a copper mine—not wishing to be found by anyone; certainly not Kate! But, then, Kate was always trouble—and now she’s brought it to his doorstep, with tales of a pregnant fiancée and his brother Ethan, who he hasn’t seen in five years.  

Can Ethan and Kate ever find their own love and happiness with one another through the dark deception and hurt? Or will they both return INTO THE LAND OF SHADOWS…  



Caught between a noose and a gold mine cave-in, Tulsa Sanderson must do anything within his power to prove his outlaw brother’s innocence…even if it means marrying a gold miner’s daughter he just met. Tulsa needs every nugget and flake he can pull from beautiful Charmlee’s worn-out claim, but he sure doesn’t need a wife!

Charlotte Amalie lost her heart, her virtue, and her money to the last disreputable outsider who passed through her peaceful California valley months ago. She has no desire and no choice but to wed the handsome stranger who arrives, bearing a mysterious letter that will change both their lives forever.

Charmlee and Tull each have plans of their own. He’s set on raising quick money to save his brother’s life—a secret he isn’t going to share. She’s determined to leave the valley to find a new life for herself and medical treatment for her own brother. Marriage would put an end to the plans they’ve each worked so hard for, but is there a bigger dream for the future ahead that they can’t see? Trusting comes hard for them both, but Charmlee realizes it’s the only way to stake her claim on what’s really important— CLAIMING HIS HEART.