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Friday, May 23, 2014

New Release and a Giveaway: LASSOING A GROOM

We introduced Lassoing a Bride yesterday, but we’re just as proud of its companion volume, Lassoing a Groom. These six sweet western historical romances prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that in the wild and wooly west, determined women always get their man.


How is a woman supposed to catch a husband? In the wild, wild west, she’s got to find a way to Lasso a Groom! Some of them are lawmen…some are outlaws. Ranchers and homesteaders are fair game, as well—none of 'em safe from love’s lariat, or the women who finally manage to rope ’em in!

“Don’t Go Snaring My Heart” by Jacquie Rogers

Alone in the high-mountain desert, self-sufficient Betsy Lynch is determined to eke out a living selling goat cheese while she fulfills her father’s dream to find a rich silver lode. Claim jumpers threaten to take everything she holds dear, so Betsy uses a bullwhip, her wiles, traps, goats, and an attack rooster to defend her land.

 Rancher Dex Madsen needs to feed his hungry crew. He tracks a herd of pronghorn and shoots one, then steps into Betsy's snare and is jerked upside down. The goats and rooster attack before Betsy cuts him down, and soon he's neck deep in her fight to protect the claim. But can he get past that killer chicken to claim her heart?

“Race to Marry” by Kirsten Lynn

Desperate to save her family ranch, Josie Allison signs up for a bride race then begs a cowboy to put his John Hancock down to catch her. Marrying a man you don’t know is crazy, but there’s something about this cowboy that makes Josie want to trust him with her land and maybe even her heart. And Josie knows marrying a man you do know can be twice as loco.

Cal Renner came to Sheridan, Wyoming, for one thing: ride the horse known as a man-killer and use the purse money to buy his own ranch. When a woman proposes to him five minutes after his feet touch Sheridan dirt, he’s sure a Wyoming asylum is missing a patient. But when she turns those summer green eyes his way, the promise of a family to go with that ranch is too hard to resist.

When secrets are revealed and enemies join the race, Cal and Josie will have to learn to trust each other, because the race to the altar has turned into the race for their hearts.

“Wanted: The Sheriff” by Tracy Garrett

Martha Bittner may be considered a spinster at twenty-seven, but she’s not planning to stay that way. For four years, she’s wanted the sheriff of River’s Bend, Missouri, to notice her as more than a friend and a really good cook. With the first annual spring dance only weeks away, Martha decides to announce her intentions—and declares the sheriff a wanted man.

Sheriff Matthew Tate always thought he was better off a bachelor. Growing up in Boston society, where marriage is a business transaction and wealth his greatest asset, he’s learned to distrust all women’s intentions. None of them even catch his eye anymore—until pretty Martha Bittner tells him exactly what she wants… and he wonders why he ever resisted capture.

“Canyon Crossing” by Kristy McCaffrey

In search of her brother, Annabel Cross enters Grand Canyon with a guide and a mule. When circumstances have her hanging from a cliff side, her rescue at the hands of U.S. Deputy Marshal Angus Docherty is fortuitous in more ways than one. He’s chasing the notorious Red Bandit, and it soon becomes clear that Annabel’s brother is mixed up with the criminal as well. While the marshal believes she may be in on a double-cross, she has a more pressing secret to hide. She can talk to deceased spirits, and she wonders whether to tell Angus about the old Apache ever near to him.

“The Perfect Homestead Bride” by Linda Hubalek

Gussie Hamner paid cash for the abandoned Kansas prairie homestead near Ellsworth, Kansas, with winnings her horse Nutcracker won against cowboys coming off the cattle trails. She plans to raise horses on her ranch, but disturbing happenings around the place and with her animals cause Gussie to worry about the safety of all that is dear to her.

Noah Wilerson left his sod house in Kansas to travel to Illinois, planning to marry and bring his sweetheart back to his new homestead. After finding his intended already married, Noah travels home to find it’s been taken over by a horsewoman in trousers.

Pushed together by well-meaning family, Gussie and Noah must work together to finish the homestead he started, but she bought to make into a perfect home and ranch for the future family she’s been dreaming of. But danger lurking from the past may sabotage their work and lives now—and in the future.

“The Worst Outlaw in the West” by Kathleen Rice Adams

Laredo Hawkins has one ambition: to redeem his family's honor by pulling the first successful bank robbery in the Hawkins clan's long, disappointing history. Spinster Prudence Barrett is desperate to save her family's bank from her brother's reckless investments. A chance encounter between the dime-novel bandit and the old maid may set the pair on a path to infamy...if either can find a map.



Yep, we're darn proud of this anthology, too, and to show you just how proud, we'll give away a digital copy to one of today's commenters! Be sure to leave your contact information in your comment.

If you just can't wait, you can lasso a copy of Lassoing a Groom in print and most digital formats at these online booksellers:

Trade paperback     •     Amazon Kindle     •    B&N Nook     •    Smashwords



23 comments:

  1. It's a great combination of western stories!

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    1. This is a great collection--very different! Lassoing a Bride, the same thing--just a lot of really good reading packed in to these two anthologies!

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  2. Sounds like a bunch of great stories! Cant wait to read then over the weekend : cgzinis2000@msn.com

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    1. Thanks, Christine--I've got your name in the big ol' Stetson--we'll draw tonight.

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  3. Gotta rope me a copy of this one!

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    1. Alison, there's not one bad story in the bunch-they're ALL good! I'll throw your name in the Stetson--I think I know how to get hold of you! LOL

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  4. There's some great story's in this anthology. Romance and a little intrigue, great.

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    1. Julie, I'm putting your name in the drawing--may need to get your e-mail from you if I pull out your name tonight, so be sure and check back, will you?
      Cheryl

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    2. Sorry Cheryl, julieaalexandria@me.com

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  5. These look light fun light stories. I need to broaden my reading of westerns.

    rottmagl@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Gordo! So good to see you over here. You will like these stories--lots of humor and good storytelling! I've got you entered in the drawing!
      Cheryl

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  6. The search for a home and a family is told in differing plot points in these stories. I like that and would enjoy reading each.
    Arletta_dawdy@yahoo.com

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    1. Arletta, I've got you entered in our drawing! Keep your fingers crossed! This is a great bunch of stories.
      Cheryl

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  7. I've got the Bride. Now I need the Groom.

    mango8@msn.com

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  8. This anthology is loaded with good stories from sensational authors.

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    1. Sure is, Sarah--the perfect companion to Lassoing a Bride with even MORE sensational authors!

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  9. It's such fun cavortin' with this bunch! Two terrific anthologies, and two more coming. Woot!

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    1. How in the heck did we ever get along without each other is what I want to know--as much fun as we have when we put out one of these anthologies, the rest of the time seems pretty tame.LOL

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  10. Just bought this one...you all are in for a great 'ride' Doris

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    1. Doris, you are going to love ever single one of the stories in all these anthologies. They really are all very good. Thanks for all your support!
      Cheryl

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  11. Since we have storms moving in and I may have to be off of the computer early tonight, I'm going to go ahead and choose the two winners a little early.

    I've just put all the names into the big ol' Stetson, and drawn out two, and they are...CHRISTINE STAGDON and ARLETT DAWDY!

    Ladies, congratulations! And thanks to everyone who stopped by today and left a comment to participate!

    I will e-mail both of you soon with your coupon code for your free prizes!
    Cheryl

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